George Blackmore – to South Africa

George Edward Blackmore (1874 - 1952) George Edward Blackmore, the 2nd son of Edwin Gordon and Eleanora Elizabeth Blackmore (nee Farr), had an enigmatic football career. From St Peter's College, he went on to a successful season with Geelong in 1893. He returned to Adelaide, played the first game of the season with Norwood in … Continue reading George Blackmore – to South Africa

“Tartrus”, Marlborough CQ

Early in 1967 the writer, Greg Blackmore, drove up to Rockhampton and then out to “Tartrus” west of Marlborough and on the Mackenzie River to start work for Graham and Shirley McCamley. As I drove into the property from the Marlborough Nebo Road which was then the Bruce Highway, I was blocked by floodwaters and … Continue reading “Tartrus”, Marlborough CQ

Lloyd Taylor and Co, Rural Property Agents, Moura

In 1969 Lloyd Taylor came to Moura in the middle of Central Queensland’s fertile Brigalow area and opened a Stock and Station Agency. He had followed his parents Steve and Addie and brother’s Robert with wife Rita, Owen and his wife Margaret and sister Elizabeth to the district as they had drawn a Ballot Block … Continue reading Lloyd Taylor and Co, Rural Property Agents, Moura

Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Racing Colours

Blue Lake, Mount Gambier (Photo credit, David Blackmore) In July 1864, the poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon performed the daring riding feat known as Gordon's Leap on the edge of the Blue Lake. A commemorative obelisk erected there has an inscription which reads: "This obelisk was erected as a memorial to the famous Australian poet. From … Continue reading Poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Racing Colours

Lew Blackmore & Gregory Downs

From The Stockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach, “Unsung Heroes”, as submitted by L. K. Blackmore Lewis Kinleside BLACKMORE, b. 15th February 1917, Sydney NSW, d. 6th November 1995, Buderim QLD Lewis Kinleside Blackmore inherited `Gregory Downs Station' from his grand uncles, the Watson Brothers, in 1943 and held it for a period of 36 years … Continue reading Lew Blackmore & Gregory Downs

Lew Blackmore, RAAF Service

LEWIS KINLESIDE BLACKMORE – RAAF AND THE NORTHERN TERRITORY Lewis Kinleside Blackmore Lewis Kinleside Blackmore, Service Number 33660, enlisted in the RAAF on the 9th September 1940 at age 23 and trained as an Aircraft Fitter II (a) at Ultimo, Canberra, Ascot Vale and Wagga Wagga.On the 2nd July 1941 he was posted to RAAF … Continue reading Lew Blackmore, RAAF Service

Burketown WW2, 23rd Queensland Regiment, Volunteer Defense Corps.

VDC Shoulder Patch The 23rd Queensland Regiment was formed by Australia’s most decorated soldier - Henry William “Harry” Murray VC, CMG, DSO & Bar, DCM.They were a Volunteer Defence Corp that covered the Lower and North West Gulf, from Nappranum down to Burketown / Doomadgee. The unit became known as "Murray's Cowboys" These types of … Continue reading Burketown WW2, 23rd Queensland Regiment, Volunteer Defense Corps.

The Landsborough Tree on Gregory Downs

In 1861 William Landsborough, searching for Burke & Wills, found and named the Gregory River, after the Queensland Surveyor General, on Tuesday 19th November 1861. "It is the finest and greenest looking inland river I have seen in Australia". A couple of days later, just prior to discovering and naming Macadams Creek, Landsborough marked a … Continue reading The Landsborough Tree on Gregory Downs

Cowra Memorial Grove for WW1 Fallen planted in May 2019

A memorial tree grove was planted along Cowra's Peace Precinct on the 25th May, 2019, in recognition of 100 years since the end of WW1 and Cowra's service personnel who didn't return from the Front including Lewis Gordon Blackmore. The memorial grove was the idea of Cowra Shire Councillor Ray Walsh as a commemorative project … Continue reading Cowra Memorial Grove for WW1 Fallen planted in May 2019

Blackmore, Edwin Gordon, CMG (1837-1909)

by Gordon Reid This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3, (MUP), 1969 Edwin Gordon Blackmore (1837-1909), public servant and author, was born on 21 September 1837 at Bath, Somerset, England, fifth child of Edward Blackmore, M.D., and his wife Jane Elizabeth, née Gairdner. He was educated at a private school by … Continue reading Blackmore, Edwin Gordon, CMG (1837-1909)