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    Help with placename

    Have been trying to follow an Australian branch and have a passenger list but can't work out what or where it is....Pomar Lower B?

    Can anyone help me out?
    many thanks as always

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    Elaine

    Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

    http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
    http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

    #2
    is the small print saying it should be a country? sorry I am no help.

    looks like bieudetine did google and found some strange link appeared to be in Finnish
    Carolyn
    Family Tree site

    Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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      #3
      it's a Canadian passenger list for May Gavin Brown and just says in transit. Her half sister has connections in Fiji.

      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3B-187K

      Passenger list

      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3Y-KDVK
      Elaine

      Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

      http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
      http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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        #4
        With her last permanent address being in Townsville (North Queensland), Australia I think they are refering to Pomar, Lower Burdekin.

        The Lower Burdekin refers to the area around the delta / mouth of the Burdekin River about 90kms south of Townsville which runs between the towns of Ayr on the northern side & Home Hill on the southern side.

        Home Hill was not settled until a couple of years after 1910, the land being part of Inkerman Station. I have not heard of "Pomar" before & I have lived in the district for most of my life. I think it could possibly be the name of a property.

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          #5
          Thanks Vivian, makes perfect sense after looking at the new information I have about the extended family.
          Elaine

          Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

          http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
          http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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            #6
            Agree with Vivian’s interpretation of the place, but wondering whether Pomar could be the name of a person. Google indicates that this name is scattered world wide with about 50,000 seperate families.
            Whoever said Seek and Ye shall find was not a genealogist.

            David

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              #7
              Thanks David, she was in England 1930's but this is the only passenger list I have found so far and didn't know the cousin.
              Elaine

              Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

              http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
              http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                #8
                Have just found her other half sister's will, she lived at Pioneer Plantation, Lower Burdekin, death 1907.
                Elaine

                Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                  #9
                  Looks as though the list was copied by a clerk who couldn't manage to read the original form submitted by the passenger and just did the best they could. A bit like Ancestry transcriptions today! LOL
                  Anne

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                    #10
                    Absolutely Anne!
                    Elaine

                    Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                    http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                    http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                      #11
                      Oh well, there goes another beautiful theory.:D we tend to forget that in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century most people had only the most basic education and some of their spelling was phonetic at best. Believe me, after transcribing well over half a million ship passenger names for the WA gen society I think I understand.
                      Whoever said Seek and Ye shall find was not a genealogist.

                      David

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Elaine View Post
                        Have just found her other half sister's will, she lived at Pioneer Plantation, Lower Burdekin, death 1907.
                        As she was living at Pioneer Plantation, her husband must have been one of the employees at the Pioneer Sugar Mill, who lived in housing provided on the estate. The Pioneer Sugar Mill was constructed in the 1880s and is still in production.

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                          #13
                          I'm still working my way through the papers more than anything at the moment, this is their marriage

                          The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Saturday 23 April 1892
                          DOUGLAS-BROWN-DYER. -On the 21st inst., at Holy Trinity Church, East Melbourne, by the Rev. W. H. Hindley, T. Douglas Brown, Suva, Fiji, second son of Thos.Brown, Milford, England to Ada Alexandra, second daughter of the late Henry Dyer, Melbourne.

                          her mother's second marriage was to Gavin Gibb Brown so plenty of Browns!

                          Also another ref to Pioneer

                          Table Talk Melbourne, Vic. Thu 2 Aug 1900
                          Mrs. Nicholas, her two sons, and brother Mr. Trussell Dyer--are spending the winter with Mrs.Douglas Brown at the " Pioneer Estate," North QueensLand. They go on to Barwon Falls and spend a short time there before returning to Melbourne. Mrs. Nicholas' new residence in St. Kilda-road will then be completed.
                          Last edited by Elaine; 09-05-19, 09:21.
                          Elaine

                          Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                          http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                          http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                            #14
                            Well absolutely on cloud 9 as I found The Bungalow that keeps getting mentioned in docs for the family

                            https://emhs.org.au/history/building..._crathre_house


                            my Mary Elizabeth Kirkman married Henry Dyer then Gavin Gibb Brown
                            Last edited by Elaine; 20-05-19, 11:13.
                            Elaine

                            Looking for Ward, Moore, Hunt, Warren...and who was Gertrude Wills

                            http://leicestermoores.tribalpages.com
                            http://wardnottsleics.tribalpages.com

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                              #15
                              how fab is that, doesn't look much of a bungalow
                              Carolyn
                              Family Tree site

                              Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
                              Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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