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.
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.
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.
December after their work was complete, they commenced their return to
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 (The shaft was withdrawn from the leg after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).
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.
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.