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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:16pm
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Ann

Ann

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Location: Brewarrina

Hi looking for people related to Elizabeth shepherd and  Kevin McMullen and if there is any aboriginal links to these two 

graham58

Thu Dec 6, 2018 12:54am

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Location: Brewarrina

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Posted: Thu Dec 6, 2018 12:54am

hi ann, i do not know about the shepherd side.the mcmullen side i can not give you any certainty or concrete details but kevins paternal aunt said so on their side-but i could not find the link.kevins great grandmother eliza wright was a single mother to kevins grandmother ethel maud wright.ethels birth certificate states that her father was cokely caezer lamph but he and eliza never married each other so i do not know if he was the father for certain as  ethels children did not want to tell the details-so it is possible he was a pretend father andf the real father was a part aboriginal stockman from the property she lived on at the time with her family in 1887 on the bogan river.historical accounts say it was very common for property workers to have aboriginal partners back then but marriage was not allowed-so possible but i have no idea if it can be prooven now .cheers ,graham.

EdeL

Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21pm

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Location: Brewarrina

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:21pm

Hi Graham, 

I have sent a response via private message. 

Look forward to hearing from you and anyone else who may be willing to share information.

Anniree

Fri May 17, 2019 9:16pm

Posts: 2

Location: Brewarrina

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:16pm

Hi Graham I hope you are well I have been waiting to hear from you can you call me please  kind Regards Ann

graham58

Fri May 17, 2019 11:45pm

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Location: Brewarrina

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Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:45pm

Hi Ann,Sorry I Have not got back to you long ago.Something for you to think about-one of my sisters would probably be the best person to find out family secrets if anyone knows them as she is extremely good at getting others to cooperate and she can be relentless if not somewhat annoyingly so.My and your Aunty Joyce is very possibly still alive and may know  our family secrets as her husband Jack-Andrew liked to talk  generally speaking -just not to us kids or strangers.A Joyce particularly liked this sister of mine-so their is a chance.She certainly would not tell me I do not believe  or you  but my sister possibly.The only problem is that this sister of mine can be a bull in a china shop and a bit chaotic  especially after too many drinks.And I know you do not want to stir up your siblings which she could do.Something for you to think about anyway.Other than that I am happy to give you a letter stating that my Mum said we were Aboriginal and another man I know who is Aboriginal would also write that his father always said we were Aboriginal as well.Unfortunately I have already talked to the coordinator from Brewarrina  and he was not very positive in regards to me but you never know -maybe the fact that you are fostering some kids could persuade the local council to be helpful?Best Regards for now and sorry once again,I will try to talk to you in the next few days.Graham.

Anniree

Sat May 18, 2019 2:30pm

Posts: 2

Location: Brewarrina

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:30pm

Awesome  thanks Graham I would love  to know the mob  we belong to ngemba or murrawarri

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