Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond


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"Canningalla" is a large property on the Williams River in the Bandon Grove area which was owned in 1828 and still is owned by the Dowling family. There were tenant cottages in the 1800's for many tenant farmers. The Atkins as well as my great great grandparents James and Amelia Garrett lived in one of these tenant cottages. "Canningalla" today is not as large as it was back then as land was sold to other farmers. The tenant cottages are no longer there but Bill Dowling showed me back in 2000 where they were. Dairy farming ceased on Canningalla 15 years before 2000. I took photos of the area but they are not digital photos. Many different families lived in this area and one of the Haggarty's was the last to dairy farm on Canningalla. The Haggarty's come into my Bland family lines. I have Louisa Atkins and her family in my tree as so many Dungog families married into each other. My great grandmother Jane Garrett was born 1859 and married 1878 on "Canningalla" in her parents cottage.

In the National Library Archives in Canberra I found a book with James Dowling's title to Canningalla mentioned. He was a judge who lived in Sydney and his son ran the property.

Bill Dowling has a B&B in the old house which he partly inherited from his mother or rather he purchased it after she died from his other siblings. We stayed there in 2000 and enjoyed talking family research and history as he has a book on the Dowling family history.

The Dungog Chronicle began in 1888 and still publishes today. They put out a book in 1988 for their centenary and it has some interesting articles from their paper for those hundred years. I have a copy and it is available from the Dungog Chronicle Office at Dungog.

Trust this gives you a little history of Canningalla.

Sylvia Anderson 15 April 2008

Given names Surname GIVN SURN Sosa SOSA Birth SORT_BIRT Place NCHI Death SORT_DEAT Age AGE Place Last change CHAN SEX BIRT DEAT TREE
Magaret Agnes ALLMAN
Magaret Agnes ATKINS
Margaret A ALMOND
Magaret AgnesAAAAALLMANALLMANAAAAMagaret Agnes0about 1829238927119077July 25, 186524024431543613354Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESYESR
Joseph Joshua ATKINS
Joseph JoshuaAAAAATKINSATKINSAAAAJoseph Joshua0about 181423837922051010September 6, 190524170951149133485Bendolba, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYES 
Adelaide BIGNELL
Adelaide BIGNALL
Adelaide VENESS
AdelaideAAAABIGNELLBIGNELLAAAAAdelaide0July 9, 18702404253149Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia55about 19502433465697929030Manilla, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESY100 
AdamAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAAAdam0February 22, 18492396446170Allyn River, , New South Wales, Australia00February 21, 18672403019152176573Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYES 
Catharine “Kate” HAGGARTY
Catharine BLAND
Kathleen BLAND
CatharineAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAACatharine0January 27, 18632401533156Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia55May 29, 189624137091233312176Gunnedah, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESYES 
Ellen Netta Victoria HAGGARTY
Ellen Netta Victoria MUDDLE
Ellen Netta VictoriaAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAAEllen Netta Victoria0October 2, 18652402512153Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia00February 12, 19362428211837025699Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESY100 
JamesAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAAJames0estimated 18202385983Bannon, Wexford, Ireland1414April 26, 18942412945125-1Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYESR
Lydia Jane ATHAWES
Lydia JaneAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAALydia Jane0September 1, 18712404672148Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia00July 19, 19382429099816624427Auburn, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESY100 
Susanna Letitia HAGGARTY
Susannah Letitia HAGGARTY
Susanna Letitia HAGGARTY
Susanna LetitiaAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAASusanna Letitia0May 31, 18612400927158Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia33February 2, 19302426010896825083Hurstville, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESY100 
VincentAAAAHAGGARTYHAGGARTYAAAAVincent0June 8, 18642402031155Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia44January 2, 19482432553718330522Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESY100 
JohnAAAAREEVESREEVESAAAAJohn0calculated 1805238050521455about 188424093591357928854Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYESR
EdwardAAAASTANTONSTANTONAAAAEdward0estimated 183423910971414before 19542434926-10MYESYESR
JaneAAAATOWERSTOWERSAAAAJane0calculated 18272388540192Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom88April 21, 190224158611177527503Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia0FYESYES 
Robert John WILKES
Robert John WILKS
Robert JohnAAAAWILKESWILKESAAAARobert John01826238817519377188124082641385520089Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYES 
Thomas John WILKES
Thomas JohnAAAAWILKESWILKESAAAAThomas John0July 8, 17932376129226More, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom66August 6, 188424093951359133266Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia0MYESYES