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166924 Bombelli Stephen - - - Ghostly Gazetteer of Australia
Bombelli Ponds So named by Mitchell after Stephen Bombelli, an assigned servant killed by Aborigines on Mitchell's first expedition, now called Gurley Creek, about 25 km south west of Moree.

166921 Bombelli Stephen Vittoria 1829 28 December 1831 Namoi River Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
This day I sent off one of the men (Stephen Bombelli) with a despatch for the government at Sydney, giving an account of our journey thus far, and stating my intention of descending the Nammoy in the boats. Bombelli was mounted on horseback, armed with a pistol, and provided with food for twelve days, being sufficient to enable him to carry the despatch to Pewen Bewen (Puen Buen), and to return to the depot, which I had arranged to establish here

166923 Bombelli Stephen Vittoria 1829 - - Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
Reaching, at length, the open plains beyond Brush Hill, I once more traced the line of that water course, which may truly be said to have saved our lives, when we first providentially fell in with it, just as the men were beginning to sink, overcome by extreme and long continued thirst. To us, it had afforded then the happiest of camps, after such a deliverance; and now, we were to witness in the same spot, a scene of death. Having struck into the old track of the carts as we approached the place, we foundthe pistol of Bombelli within a foot of the track. This was surprising, for although Mr. Finch had informed me, that Bombelli lost it in the grass, after adjusting some harness, (a fatal loss, poor fellow, to him), it is seldom that any article so dropped, escapes the quick sighted natives, to whom the surface of the earth is, in fact, as legible as a newspaper, so accustomed are they to read in any traces left thereon, the events of the day. For the lost pistol, Burnett, who had charge of the arms, carefully sought, as he felt a commendable and soldier like desire, to carry back to Sydney, in good order, our full complement of fire arms. A lonely cart and two dead bodies covered by the remanis of Mr. Finch'e s equipment, no marked the spot where we had formerly encamped. the two bullocks were no longer.....The bodies were now in the most offensive state of putrefaction, and already so much decayed, that we could not even distinguish the persons except by the smaller frame of Bombelli. The body of the bullock driver lay under the cart, where he had been accustomed to sleep; that of Bombelli about four feet from it. No dress appeared to have been on either, besides the shirts, and one side of each skull was so shattered that fragments lay about on removing the remains into a grave. It seemed most probably that the natives had stolen upon them when asleep. Having interred the bodies, we loaded the cart with such articles as still remained serviceable and yoking it to thrree of the horses which the men had brought we returned towards the camp.

166925 Bombelli Stephen Vittoria 1829 10 March 1832 - Sydney Monitor
We are sorry to learn, that the Major has not succeeded in attaining the object of his expedition. His return is expected today. The streams the Major fell in with do not run to the North West, but into the Darling. The natives were hostile. They killed two of the Major's party and plundered his stores. In the month of November last, the Major left Sydney, and accompanied by a sufficient number of assistants, proceeded on his long and precarious journey. At Segenhoe the estate of Mr. Sempill, he received from the latter gentleman the loan of a very useful man of the name of Bombelli, who went along with the party and in three or four weeks returned to Segenhoe, on his way to Darlington with despatches for the Government. In returning from the Major, Bombelli met with Mr. Surveyor Finch who was going to the appointed depot with a ton of flour. Having delivered his despatches at Sydney, and returned to Segenhoe, Mr. Sempill immediately forwarded him on. After travelling one hundred and fifty miles, he overtook Mr. finch and party, who were greatly in want of water. Mr. F. having a day or two before passed a place where water was plentiful and it being only about nine miles behind them, determined on going back to it for a supply, leaving Bomelli and the bullock driver in charge of the drays. Early on the following morning Mr. Finch returned when to his indiscribable horror he found them both stretched on the ground, mangled corpses, having been murdered by the Blacks, who had decamped with the whole of his flour. Mr. Finch hurried with all possible speed after Major Mitchell whom he overtook far in the interior

166929 Bombelli Stephen Vittoria 1829 - Jusitia Hulk UK Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books
Notorious Birmingham thief. Convicted before

166930 Bombelli Stephen Vittoria 1829 11 April 1828 Justitia Hulk Uk Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books
Age 19. Convicted of stealing a watch at Moothall Quarter Sessions 18 January 1828. Received onto the Justitia Hulk on 11th April and transferred to the Vittoria on 8th August 1828 for transportation to New South Wales

93779 Bombelli (Bombellia) Stephen Vittoria 1829 1831 November - Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Blacksmith. Transferred from service of H.C. Sempill to accompany Sir Thomas Livingstone's expedition

166928 Bombelli Ponds - - 9 October 1852 - Empire (Sydney)
(Geological Features of New England after the discovery of gold on the tributaries of the Gwydir, the Bingara Creeks ) In Sir T Mitchell's account ofthe country between the Nundawar range and the Karaula, travelling in a northwest direction, there is nothing very remarkable. The country is generally low and in many places marshy. At the Bombelli ponds fragments of flint, quarts and bassalt not worn were found and further north, towards the Gwydir a yellow calcareious sandstone with nodules of ironstone.

162383 Bombellia Stephen Vittoria 1829 17 January 1829 - AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 671
Age 21. Native of Newcastle, England, Cook, baker. Tried in Norfolk 19 January 1828 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing a watch. Assigned to Thomas Potter Macqueen on arrival. Two prior convictions. 5ft 1 3/4in, sallow complexion, black hair, warts or raised marks in a perpendicular direction on right side of neck. Killed by the native blacks on Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell's expedition in 1831

166922 Bombellia Stephen Vittoria 1829 - Namoi River Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With Descriptions.. By Thomas Livingstone Mitchell
It now appeared very probable, from their general direction, that these were a continuation of Bombelli's Ponds, named after my unfortunate courier whose bones still lay there.