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Item: 102501
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1844 2 November
Place: near Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Allotments of land for sale


 
Item: 168097
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 23 June 1849
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Martin Richardson Growing cotton on Dempsey's Island from seed brough from America by Dr. Harrington


 
Item: 168098
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1851
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Patrick Hickey and Francis Hughes apprehended at Dempsey Island by Constable John Moses Murphy


 
Item: 168099
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 23 April 1850
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Burials p20
Details: John Baker, settler, died aged 80 at Dempsey Island


 
Item: 168100
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 8 October 1837
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Baptisms p30
Details: Baptism of Caroline Baker, daughter of John Baker, market gardener of Dempsey Island


 
Item: 168104
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 29 October 1844
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Sale of allotments on Dempsey Island


 
Item: 168107
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 4 November 1854
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Small farm delightfully situated on Dempsey Island containing 16 acres of rich alluvial soil offered for sale. Well adapted for a Market Garden being only a short distance from the commercial and prosperous city of Newcastle etc


 
Item: 168109
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 18 July 1855
Place: Newcastle
Source: Empire
Details: Louisa Pullen residing on Dempsey Island


 
Item: 168110
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 24 March 1870
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Dempsey Island flooded to a greater extent than the oldest inhabitants had seen it


 
Item: 168112
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 29 July 1871
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: A child of three years of age belonging to Mr. Eggleston of Dempsey Island fatally burned


 
Item: 168113
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 19 August 1871
Place: Newcastle
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: Members of the Half holiday Association proceeded up the river as far as Dempsey Island where they landed and enjoyed themselves for the rest of the afternoon. Tea was provided in one of the gardens situated there and various sports were indulged in till dusk compellsed the pleasure seekers to return


 
Item: 168116
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 12 May 1860
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: At Dempsey Island on 8th May in her 40th year, Mrs. Luisa Clark widow of Adam Clark, drowned near Newcastle on the 28th April leaving 8 children to deplore their loss


 
Item: 168117
Surname: Dempsey Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 12 May 1860
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: On 9th May at Dempsey Island by Rev. W. Chaucer, Mr. George James Fraiser to Miss Louisa Clark both of Newcastle


 
Item: 168114
Surname: Dempsey Island (environment)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 18 September 1871
Place: Newcastle
Source: Empire
Details: On Thursday last a black snake, measuring four feet nine inches in length, and five inches in girth was brought to the Newcastle Chronicle office by Mr. Eggleston of Dempsey Island. Mr. Eggleston has given the following account of its capture. On Wednesday evening last while working in his garden he saw the reptile gliding along the ground. A wiry haired dog was with him and this he set at the snake which by this time had retreated into a hole, leaving about a foot of his tail exposed. This the doge seized and dragging out his snakeship, commenced a most savage attack onhim. The encounter lasted says our informant, fully twnety minutes when the dog apparently being about to get the worst of it Mr. Eggleston took up a stick intending to despatch the snake. This this dog objecting to seized the snake in his mouth and made off with it hammering its head on the ground as it went till in the end he illed it. The dog was bitten several times during the fight but his rough coat protecting him, he suffered no ill effects


 
Item: 168111
Surname: Dempsey Island Salt Works (Manufacturning)
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 31 December 1870
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: The Dempsey Island Salt Works in a forward state. The proprietor, Mr. Dixon being desirous of commencing operations as soon as possible


 
Item: 168106
Surname: Dempsey Island, Moscheto Island, Spit Island
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 21 January 1854
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Sale of Crown Land at Moscheto, Dempsey and Spit Islands - purchasers - Lister, Fisher, Captain Pattison, Captain Lodge, Jordan, Read, Tully, W.H. Whyte and M. Magney



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