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Help with Towomba - Marriage & births Headland Family (1864 to 1872)
Posted by: Graeme Dobson (ID *****5972) Date: August 06, 2002 at 21:36:32
  of 1991

Hi all,
Seeking information about Mary O'Rourke and Robert James Headland who appear to have been living in Towoomba from sometime between 1864 and 1872. Can anyone assist with information?

Robert James HEADLAND. Son of William HEADLAND & Mona MOORE. Born 1847 in London, England. Died 25 Jul 1925 in Benalla, Victoria. Occupation Engine Cleaner / Railwayman. Ref Number m. 1866/B001617 d. 8145.

Register of Immigrant Ships Entering Queensland 1848 - 1923 (Index Ref: IMM112, p182) Robert James arrived in Brisbane, Australia aboard the immigrant ship "Fiery Star" on 20th November 1864.

Appears to have sailed from London via Queenstown to Keppel and Moreton Bay

He married Mary O'ROURKE, daughter of John O'ROURKE & Alice MACKAY, 27 Jan 1866 in Queensland (possibly Towoomba). Born Circa 1847 in County Waterford, Ireland. Died 1935 in Benalla, Victoria. Ref Number d. 12249.

They had the following children in Queensland before moving to Victoria:

2. William Walter HEADLAND. Son of Robert James HEADLAND & Mary O'ROURKE. Born 1866 in Towoomba. Died Circa 1948 in Kynton. Ref Number m. 4981 d. 12033.
3. John Robert HEADLAND; Born 19 Feb 1870 in Queensland. Died 26 Oct 1925 in Benalla, Victoria. Ref Number b. 1870 / 003298 d. 12402.

4. Alice HEADLAND. Daughter of Robert James HEADLAND & Mary O'ROURKE. Born 1871 in Queensland.

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