So 1949 was the start of the end for this valley - as we knew it!!!
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
Sir, There has been a great deal of controversy over the name Barren Jack. Well, I happened to be living at that place as far back as 1857 when there were in those days scores of blacks on the Murrumbidgee flats, and I became fairly well used to their language. I am to a fair extent familiar with it yet. Now the blacks' name for that place is Burreen- gic, meaning Big Fish. I have known fish to be caught there weighing nearly 100lb. But the name has been corrupted by the white people the same as a place called "Blowering", at Tumut., The aboriginal name is "Bulla-roaren," meaning two standing; that is, they have seen two buckeens (Willa blackfellows) standing. There are many other similar names, viz., Cootamundra, Adelong, Merrybindinyah, I can give the meaning of. I am, etc., NICHOLAS LOCKYER POTTER. Canterbury. Feb. 21. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 2 March 1911).
A pretty good view
for "The Girls", whilst out walking in the sun beside the
The Golden trees are on Frank Bourkes land (East Blowering) - see the Blowering Cliffs in the background.
Which is South of
- Centenary 1924 List of Tumut Names - Tumut Pioneer Cemetery Index - Tumut Pioneer Cemetery Index - Early Pioneers - Peopling of Australia, - Beautiful Tumut (some extra History), - Historical Tumut stories - Census Records - Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory
Portion of Tumut Town Map and an early snow photo. When?
"The name ~Tumut~ is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'quiet resting place by the river' and that over the years this evolved from 'toomut', to 'tumat' and eventually
Tumut Shire and the communities, who had a connection with the ~"Blowering Valley".~~
1888 - TUMUT, FRIDAY. - The centenary celebrations wore a great success. All the business places were closed yesterday and to-day. Yesterday nearly 700 children marched in procession to the Recreation Ground, on tho bunk of the river, where a monster picnic was held. There was a large attendance. Athletic sports were carried out. A cricket match was played today, All Tradesmen v. Storekeepers, and was won by the latter by one wicket.- (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 28 January 1888).
1891 - THE CENSUS RETURNS. [BY TELEGRAPH.] (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) QUEANBEYAN, FRIDAY . The consus returns for the TUMUT, area show the population of the Tumut electoratate be males 3886, females 2982; total, 6868, including 406 Chinese, seven of whom are females. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 9 May 1891).
John Stephenson(Mobile 0431 481 451) Ex West Blowering & Tumut Resident, now living in Wollongong, NSW. Australia. - This Site Last Updated 14/12/2016
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