Text Box: BRANKEN MOOR Passenger  List 
Grandma! Where did I come from? Book 2
BUNWORTH Charles, 35, Labourer
BUNWORTH Ellen, 29, Housekeeper
BUNWORTH Peter, 4, Son
BUNWORTH Honora, 14, Daughter
BUNWORTH Julia, 12, Daughter
BUNWORTH Ellen, 10, Daughter
BUNWORTH Eliza, 5, Daughter
BUNWORTH Jane, 2, Daughter
CROKER Michael, 29, Smith
CROKER Margaret, 25, Housemaid
DAMIKER William, 37, Labourer
DAMIKER Bridget, 21, Housemaid
DOOLEY Jeremiah, 23, Labourer
DOOLEY Ellen, 20, Housemaid
GLEESON Samuel, 39, Labourer
GLEESON Mary, 32, Housekeeper
GLEESON Ellen, 20 months, Daughter
HOLLAND John, 26, Labourer
HOLLAND Mary, 24, Housekeeper
HARRIGAN Daniel, 35, Farm Servant
HARRIGAN Bridget, 30, House Servant
HARRIGAN Margaret, 12, Daughter
HARRIGAN Julia, 4, Daughter
HARRIGAN Johannah, 18 months, Dau.
HEFFERNAN George, 38, Labourer
HEFFERNAN Mary, 34, Housekeeper
HEFFERNAN George, 11, Son
HEFFERNAN Edward, 9, Son
HEFFERNAN Ellen, Infant, Daughter
HIGGINS John, 28, Labourer
HIGGINS Susan, 27, House Servant
HIGGINS James, 8, Son
KENNEDY John, 35, Labourer
KENNEDY Judith, 25, Housekeeper
KENNEDY John, 18 months, Son
KENNEDY Johannah, 3, Daughter
KEATING David, 38, Labourer
KEATING Ellen, 34, Housemaid
KEATING Donald, 9, Son
KEATING Judith, 11, Daughter
KEATING Catherine, 6, Daughter
KEATING Biddy, 30 Months, Daughter
LEGGE Henry, 38, Labourer
LEGGE Anne, 39, Housekeeper
LEGGE Henry, 4, Son
LEGGE John, 2, Son
LEGGE Elizabeth, 12, Daughter
LEGGE Ellen, 6, Daughter
MURPHY John, 23, Labourer
MURPHY Bridget, 38, Housekeeper
MURPHY Thomas, 12, Son
OWNS Daniel, 35, Labourer
OWNS Mary, 30, Housekeeper
POPE William, 38, Joiner
POPE, Clara, 34, Housekeeper
POPE William, 8, Son
POPE Thomas, 5, Son
SHANAGHAN John, 28, Labourer
SHANAGHAN Jane, 21, Housekeeper
AMBROSE James, 24, House Servant
BRODY Brian, 26, Labourer
CRONAN James, 28, Labourer
COLLINS John, 28, Labourer
CONROY William, 23, Labourer
COONEY Maurice, 28, Labourer
CONOR Patrick, 22, Blacksmith
CONOR William, 24, Labourer,
CONOR Jeremiah, 25, Labourer
CONROID Laurence, 19, Labourer
CUNNINGHAM Thomas, 27, Labourer
COLAGHEN Patrick, 25, Gardener/Labourer
DUYIER Patrick, 22, Labourer
EVERALL John, 19, Labourer
HEPBURN John, 19, Labourer
HURLEY John, 24, Labourer
HARTEY Patrick, 28, Labourer
HOLLAND Peter, 22, Labourer
HURLEY Thomas, 22, Labourer
KELLY Thomas, 21, Labourer
KENNEDY, Patrick, 28, Labourer
KELLY, Patrick, 24, Labourer
KENNEDY Thomas, 22, Labourer
KEOGH Denis, 24, Labourer
LAWLER John, 28, Labourer
LYONS  Patrick, 22, House Servant
LARDIN Timothy, 29, Labourer
LEGGE Richard, 18, Labourer
MARTIN Patrick, 21, Labourer
MEREDITH Robert, 26, Carpenter
McGUANE Patrick, 19, House Servant
O’MORA Edward, 21, Labourer
RYAN Patrick, 22, Labourer
RYAN Patrick, 24, House Servant
RAYCRAFT John, 21, Labourer
RAYCRAFT Samuel, 25, Labourer
SHINATHAN John, 27, Labourer
SHEADY  Michael, 25, Labourer
SHEADY John, 23, Labourer
SHANAGHEN James, 24, Gardener/Labourer
WILSON Thomas, 23, Blacksmith

ABBOT,  Maria [Carden], 18, House Servant
BOURKE Bridget, 16, House Maid
BRIEN Mary, 25, House Maid
CALLAGHAN Bridget, 20, House Maid
CAIN Eliza, 23, House Maid
CONOUGAT Catherine, 30, Farm Servant
CARMOODIE Ellen, 17, House Servant
CONEY Honora, 23, House Servant
CAHILL Bridget 18, House Servant
CRONID Mary, 25, House Servant
CRONAN Hannah, 18, House Servant
CONNOR Befey, 26, Dairy Maid
CONNORS Johannah, 27, Farm Servant
CUNNINGHAM Cicily, 26, House Servant
CALLAHAN Sarah, 16, House Servant
DOHERTY Ellen, 23, House Servant
DWYER Margaret, 24, Farm Servant
DOLY Catherine, 19, House Servant
DULHUNTY Margaret, 16, House Servant
FINEGAN  Honora, 20, House Servant
GLEESON Ellen, 28, Farm Servant
GUINANE Catherine, 20, House Servant
HOLLAND Anne, 19, House Servant
HARTY Honora, 17, House Servant
HAGGETT Catherine, 23, Dairy Maid
HORRAGAN  Catherine, 16, House Maid
HEFFERNAN Ellen, 25, House Maid
KERWINN Ellen, 21, House Maid
KELLY Sarah, 25, House Maid
LEGGE Mary, 17, House Maid
LLOYD Catherine, 20, House Maid
MURPHY Anne, 17, House Maid
MURPHY Catherine, 21 Dairy Maid
O’BRIEN Eliza, 18, House Maid
O’BRIEN Margaret, 17, House Maid
QUILL Johannah, 20, House Maid
REGAN Mary, 22, House Maid
RYAN Alice, 17, House Maid
RYAN Mary, 18, House Maid
RAYCRAFT Ellen, 17, House Maid
RYAN Mary, 25, House Naid
SHANAGHAN Judith, 18, Farm Servant
SHANAGHAN Margaret, 20, Farm Servant
SHEEDY Bridget, 18, Farm Servant
WINIFRED Cloud, 15, House Servant
WILLIAMS Margaret, 16, House Servant
WILLIAMS Eliza, 17, House Servant
Text Box: A country that was built on the backs of the pioneering early settlers, immigrant settlers and the convicts that were transported to this new land, that came of age during ww1 and was to become this great country of AUSTRALIA
Text Box: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, 
Rich-man, Poor-man, 
Begger-man, Thief.  
We have them all in our family tree.
Text Box: Here are listed the statistics  for the trip
From Cork, Ireland to the Port Phillip Colony
For the Sailing Ship “Branken Moor” arriving on 
3rd December 1841.  Also
Text Box: Amount of Bounty
Families                            £  917.0.0
Single Males                     £  703.0.0
Single Females                 £  912.0.0

Total                                  £2532.0.0
Text Box: List of Immigrants (British Subjects) who have been introduced into the Colony of New South Wales, under the Regulations of 3rd March 1840, by Mr. Jonathan B. Were of Melbourne, Port Phillip, in pursuance of the unconditional authority conveyed to that Gentleman in the letter of the Colonial Secretary dated 11th March 1840, and who arrived at Port Phillip in the Ship "Branken Moor" Captain David Smith, from Cork on the 3rd December 1841, under the Medical Superintendence of Doctor Large.
Text Box: Branken Moor arrived 17 March 1840, barque, 571 tons, Capt David Smith commander, from London 4 Sep 1839 via Adelaide 4 Feb 1840 
Port Phillip Herald, - Among the passengers are Captain Howey, a brother of the late H Howey, Esq, and Mrs Batman, widow of Mr Batman, the one of the first colonists of Port Phillip. 
Cabin passengers - from London Rev Gregory and Mrs Bateman a clergyman of the Church of England, 
Captain and Mrs Howey and child, Mrs Batman, Mr LH Carter and Thomas Raisbuck.
From Adelaide Messrs Lewis Smith, PS Todd and R Sellyman, Intermediate S Messman, Peter Johnson and Thomas Foster. Steerage Mr and Mrs Craig
See Di Cummings page Branken Moor for list of arrivals in Adelaide. 
Sailed - 4 May - Bracken Moor, ship 371 tons, Capt D Smith, for Hobart Passengers cabin Messrs H Baynton, J Nicholson, R Jones; steerage Messrs Nicholson, Thomas, McLaren. Exports 73 bullocks, 550 sheep, 8 ponies 
Arrived - 14 June - Branken Moor barque, 371 tons Capt Smith from Hobart Passengers cabin Captain Clinch, Messrs Jones, Nibblet, Bloomfield, W Osborne; steerage Mrs Lowe. Mrs Slocombe, Mrs Staples and 2 chn, J Cooper, McKennas, Lowe, Doyle, Slocombe, Buddy, Farrell, McLachlan, and Downes, Eliza Downes, Elizabeth Johnson, and J Muntz. 
Sailed - 10 July - Branken moor barque 373 tons Capt Smith for Hobart Passengers cabin Mr and Mrs Fowler, Messrs Osborne, McDonald, Worsley, Jones, Thompson, and Clinch; 4 in steerage.
Text Box:  Families        Adults         Males             19
                                           Females         19
                     Under 1
                    Children        Males              1
                                           Females          1
                1 to 7 years        Males              5
                1 to 7 years       Females         10
                7 to 15 yrs         Males              6
                7 to 15 yrs         Females          6
            Single Adults        Male             37
            Single Adults       Females        48

Number of Souls   152
Protestants              28
Roman Catholics  124
Total                      152

Adults who can read and write            45
Adults who can read only                    26
Adults who can neither Read/Write    50
Total                                                   121
Text Box: Education

Many children did not attend school in the 1850s and those who did often only attended for a few years. Many of the teachers were untrained and education was not highly regarded in the community. In the cities there were 'national' schools, independent schools and religious denomination schools. As schooling was not compulsory, parents decided whether their children went to school and for how long. It was a belief of the time that it was more important for boys to go to school than girls. The main subjects learnt in school were reading, writing, arithmetic, history, geography and grammar.

In 1854, ragged schools were established in Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne for children from poor families who could not pay fees, and who could not attend the national schools. The term 'ragged schools' referred to the ragged clothes of the children.

In Melbourne during the late 1850s, Hester Hornbrook established a system of 'ragged schools', which focused on Bible studies, reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as practical subjects such as plaiting, sewing and technical skills. Hornbrook, with the assistance of a ladies' committee, raised the necessary funds to run and maintain these schools. Ragged schools also received partial funding from the colonial governments. In New South Wales, girls enrolled in a ragged school were taught sewing and plaiting, and how to make and mend their own clothes, and boys were taught how to make paper bags. In Tasmania, drawing, geography, singing and English history were added to the curriculum. 

On the goldfields, classes were sometimes held in tents made of canvas and at times educated women held lessons for their own children and that of other families in their own homes or other make-shift constructions.

During this era, private schools were established for the sons of the wealthy who didn't want to go to the expense of attending schools in Britain. These schools were termed 'grammar schools' and emulated the curriculum of the English public schools. Geelong Grammar School (1855) and Melbourne Grammar School (1858) were two such schools that were established during the 1850s
Text Box: 1850’s

A telephone line opened between the Sydney GPO and South Head.
New South Wales followed the lead of Victoria and South Australia to become the third colony to introduce the principle of manhood suffrage for parliamentary elections.
A huge gold nugget named the Welcome Nugget weighing 68.98 kilograms was found at Ballarat.
The Aborigines' Friends' Association (AFA) was formed at a public meeting in Adelaide in South Australia.
The first recorded game of Australian Rules Football was played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar.
The first inter colonial electric telegraph line was officially opened between Adelaide and Melbourne.
Text Box: Maria Carden ABBOT [ABBOTT] 
Grandma Where did I come from? Book 2  
Maria arrived on the Branken Moor Ship on 17 March 1840. We were able to trace her family purely by this newspaper article.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Melbourne Victoria.
MCDONALD on the 24th September, at Carlton. Maria, relict of John McDonald late Elizabeth Street, grand-daughter of Nicholas Carden esq., of Jockey Hall, Templemore Ireland, grand-niece of Sir Henry Carden, cousin of Dr. Foresight, late of this city: arrived in this city, December 1841, in the Branken Moor, mother of Mrs. Barrett, Mrs Dibble and E. McDonald, aged 76. R.I.P.