Monday, April 20, 2020

GeniAus - #AtoZChallenge - Q is for Queensland

During April 2020 the month of this #AtoZChallenge I will be sharing short posts on some of the 2,000+ descendants I have identified of my 3x Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Phipps

Elizabeth Phipps 1785-1869 was a convict who was transported from England to New South Wales in 1814 per Wanstead

Several  of Elizabeth's descendants wandered over the border to Queensland. James Edward Magick was born in Queensland in 1898.

Several newspaper articles record James' early death.

1918 'The Killarney Fatality.', Queensland Times (Ipswich, Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 2 February, p. 7. (DAILY.), viewed 08 Apr 2020,
This next article is difficult to read on the screen to the text of the full article is attached below the snip from the newspaper.

1918 'FATALITY AT KILLARNEY', Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919), 2 February, p. 5. , viewed 08 Apr 2020,
Our Killarney correspondent writes: About 5 p.m. on Thursday, James Maggick, in company with John Keogh, was riding down Kirk Hill, when James Magick's horse gave a side buck and fell with its rider. The horse then rolled right over him. Several rushed to the- spot, and on lifting Magick up it was found that he was unconscious and was excessively bleeding from the mouth and nose. Dr. Harlin quickly arrived on the scene, and found that the young man's neck was broken. The deceased was a son of Mrs. James Higgleton, and grandson of Mr. E. Hansen, and was only 190 years of age. He chiefly followed the occupation of horse-breaker, and was considered one of the best horsemen on the Downs. Deceased, by his quiet, manly, character, was universally respected in this district, the whole of which sympathises with the bereaved mother.

1918 'A KILLARNEY FATALITY.', Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), 1 February, p. 4. , viewed 08 Apr 2020,

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