Tag Archives: McCosker

McCoskers’ Brush with a Bushranger’s Brother

1883 was not  a good year for Cornelius A McCosker and his brother in law James Galvin.  In October 1883 they found themselves sensationally accused of Robbery Under Arms by Charles O’Malley – robbery at Scotts Hotel at Mountain Creek … Continue reading

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Irish Women in the Australian Colonies

Our Adams-Weatherstone family is descended from Bridget Weatherstone nee Doherty  of Ireland, and likewise the Barden-McCosker descendants of Jane Power nee Byrne and Ellen McCusker nee McAlinna also have Irish heritage. Although Bridget, Jane and Ellen arrived as assisted immigrants … Continue reading

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And He Led His Two White Percheron Horses across the Battlefields of Europe in WW1

In his younger days … a larrikin son of Ireland, Scotland and Sussex, a Bogga boy … sometime shearer, horse breaker, boxer, grazier, community leader, and a nephew of one of Australia’s greatest jockeys.. But on the battlefields of WWI … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Boggabilla Cemetery – September 2013

On our way back from Cape York in 2013 we visited Dad’s cousin Doug Adams and his wife Carol – it was really nice to meet family members last seen years ago. We also visited the Boggabilla Cemetery where some … Continue reading

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Cousins Uncles Aunties – Memories and Stories from the Macintyre

There seems to be quite a few stories from up around Boggabilla and Goondiwindi which sometimes get shared at family gatherings or during long family phone chats.  Of days long gone by and some more recent ones too. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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