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Lance Corporal  Thomas Bailey (1819......... .)

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  • Born : 1819
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : February 1847
  • Ship Arrived on : "JAVA"
  • Port Arrived : Western Australia
  • Rank on Discharge : Lance Corporal
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  • Spouse's Name : Susan Pomeroy
  • Date Married : October 1850
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  • Born : 1831
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  • Date Arrived : 1842
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    History & Achievements :
    B 1819 England.  He arrived on the "JAVA" 1846 and married Susan Pomeroy in .  He was a private in the 96th Regiment at Bunbury 1847.  He was promoted to lance corporal and transferred to police at York; sergeant of police: town lots 1860.  Literate. Wesleyan. Took place in a horse race challenge in May 1849.  Appointed constable in the Avon region in 1849.  He married Susan Adelaide Pomeroy b 1832 and they had 2 daughters Susana b 1852 and Emily Sarah b 1854. 
    Susan Pomeroy arrived in  with her mother and father, sister Mary, brother Charles and 2 cousins (Emma and Charles) Susan's sister Mary married my husbands great great great grandfather David Fothergill Earnshaw in 1842.
    Murchison River Expedition, WA.
    Corporal BAILEY Thomas PrivateTREAZICKER Leonard, with Private John Gaskine,   accompanied an expedition to the Murchison River area in December 1848.
    The Assistant Surveyor of W.A., Mr. A.C. Gregory (later Sir Augustus Charles Gregory) led the expedition, and was accompanied by his Excellency the Governor of Western Australia, Charles Fitzgerald, plus two of his personal staff.
    On 1st December 1848, the expedition left Fremantle in the brig Champion, arriving at Champion Bay (Geraldton) on 3rd December.
    The party traveled in a north-easterly direction, trailed by a small band of natives who intermittently enjoyed handouts of party provisions.
    On 11th December after their work was complete, they commenced their return to Champion Bay.
    Originally, the aboriginals had numbered about 8 to 10, but were later joined by several other parties which increased their numbers exceeding 50, when they altogether changed their friendly manner and began to bring up their spears.
    The natives followed the expedition at close range taking advantage of the thick cover and threatening the party with a shower of spears, stones, kylies and dowaks.
    One expedition member at the rear was grabbed and threatened with a short heavy stick and he called out to the soldiers not to leave him. At the same time, a spear struck the Governor in the leg above the knee with such force as to protrude two feet on the other side. (The shaft was withdrawn from the leg after removing the spearhead).
    The Governor, notwithstanding his wound, continued to direct the party, and once they reached the beach, the expedition was able to travel much quicker and was soon aboard the Champion and returned safely to Perth.
    Condensed from reports published in Perth Gazette 30th Dec 1848. On the 6th December 1859, Leonard Tazicker arrived on the brig Champion at Port Adelaide, having left Fremantle on the 9th November 1859.

    (1) BAILEY Thomas.  Private in the 96th Regiment.  Arrived in Western Australia February 1847.   Was stationed in Bunbury from April until June 1847.  Promoted to Lance Corporal and transferred to the Police at York.  Wrote a letter to the editor of the ‘Inquirer’ on the profits the merchants were making in the colony out of the sandal wood trade (August 1847).  Took part in a horse race challenge in May 1849.  Appointed constable in the Avon region in June 1849.  Married S. Pomeroy, born 1831, in October 1850.

     (1) Information from the Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914 Vol 1.  Early settlers 1829-1850.
    Compiled by:  Pamela Statham.
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