1. List: W. F. Murphy
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    Pertains to William Francis Murphy, son of William Emmett Murphy and Frances (born Kavanagh, 1849, Victorian colony ), daughter of Plenty River publicans, Moses and Frances Kavanagh [born Brady].

    Kavanagh's had arrived in the colony early.

    They organised Boxing Day races at the Plenty River - a way of encouraging visitors to the business, had a blacksmithy and wheelwright in the backyard (road described by Howitt as a shocker) ran the first district P.O., (Immigration records say illiterate!) and were involved in the Anti- Transportation movement in Victoria.

    The family moved to Oxford street Collingwood to the "Oxford Arms. Moses died young.

    Moses will makes a point of directing funds to the education of the children.


    A son of Frances and Moses, Moses Joseph, claims to have been the jockey who rode "Tory Boy" to victory in the Melbourne Cup.

    The grandmother Frances K [born Brady] was heavily involved in the fundraising for the Abbosford convent, and must have had a substantial role in raising her Murphy grandchildren when their mother, Frances, died with 3 under 6.


    W. F. born 23 July 1875.

    Called in the family Willie, he had 2 sisters at the time of his mothers death in 1877, Alice and Mary.

    Following his fathers remarriage, in April 1888, to Louisa Walshe, daughter of Maria and John Sesnan Walshe, a sister Louise (Lu) and brother, Anthony Emmett (Tony) joined the family.

    Mary died in 1901 aged 23, and was buried with her mother in the Melbourne General Cemetery.


    W. F. moved to the Northern Territory 'permanently' in 1910, engaging in mining exploration and speculation.


    Enlisted in March 1916 in Darwin, NT, and embarked for England October 1916 as 2nd Lieutenant, unattached Tunnelling Corps Reinforements.

    Served in France with 1st ANZAC Entrenching Corps and the 1st Tunnelling Corps, Jan to May 1917.

    Invalided to England, reported seriously ill (10 days temp over 103) with a recurrence of Malaria, and later treated for Trench fever.

    Declared fit for 'Home service' he appears to have worked in AIF depots in England assisting in the Court Marshall process.

    Court marshalled himself (not guilty) -papers digitised- as are his army records- he was lined up to be returned to Australia due to his health status including statements of self medication with alcohol.

    Returned to Australia December 1918.



    Back in the N.T. from 1923 he was involved in mining and farming/pastoral schemes travelling south through the 'wet' to avoid the thunder (he described the noise of the Western Front as being like the Territory in the 'wet') until health and money ran out.

    He died in 1936, buried at Pine Creek, grave unmarked.

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  1. Presented to the Trades Hall Council by the delegates from New South Wales, South Australia, and the Provinces of Victoria as a mark of esteem
    [ Art work : 1884 ]
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    Presented to the Trades Hall Council by the delegates from New South Wales, South Australia, and the Provinces of Victoria as a mark of esteem
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    William Emmett Murphy, father of William Francis. The occasion recognised was the second Intercolonial Trades Union Congress. W.E. was elected secretary for the meeting and is credited with getting it off the ground. He was the secretary to the Victorian Trades. The First Intercolonial meeting was held in Sydney with one delegate from interstate, a Victorian living in NSW at the time, so WEM claims the Vic. congress as the first real intercolonial. Circumstantially this picture is by Bouvelot who was connected with "The Artisans School of Design" operating in the old Trades Hall building at the time.

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  2. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 26 April 1870 p 4 Family Notices
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    Parents marriage

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  3. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 4 September 1877 p 1 Family Notices
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    Mothers death

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  4. THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. AN EXPLORING EXPEDITION. SYDNEY, May 21.
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 22 May 1911 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A strong party, has been formed at Port Darwin to undertake an expedition to Caledon Bay, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The party will consist of six 99 words
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    Many references to this trip. Report in National Archives.

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  5. Diary of the Caledon Bay Prospecting Party
    Murphy, W. F
    [ Book : 1912 ]
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    Diary of the Caledon Bay Prospecting Party
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    Includes map

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  6. NORTHERN TERRITORY. CALEDON BAY PARTY.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 29 May 1912 p 5 Article
    Abstract: An interesting account of the country traversed and examined in the extreme northern part of the Northern Territory between May and September, 1911, ... 882 words
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  7. THE TROOPS. APPOINTMENTS TO FORCES. MELBOURNE, Saturday.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 13 November 1916 p 8 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Promotion

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  8. APPLICATION FOR LAND. EXTENSVE LEASE PROPOSAL.
    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 29 March 1923 p 5 Article
    Abstract: MELBOURNE, Wednesday.—An application has been recived by the Minister for Home and Territories for the lease of 430,000 acres of land on the Roper Ri ... 45 words
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    Does this include -Malay Bay area- Pastoral and Misc. lease no 94? Roper River lese relinquished 1927

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  9. Territory Development Important Schemes
    Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927) Tuesday 24 July 1923 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Under the heading of White Settlers for the Territory, the Sydney Daily Mail of the 3rd of July refers to a Melbourne land company, whose 497 words
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    Future and past. Reference to 'Captain' Territory slang for any officer?

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  10. THE SHACKLE GOLD MINE A MELBOURNE FLOTATION
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Tuesday 7 April 1925 p 4 Article
    Abstract: We have before us the prospectus of the "Golden Dyke G.M. Co." Shackle Creek, N.T., from which we gleam the following information: 2211 words
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  11. ARNHEIM LAND (To the Editor "Herald," Melb.).
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Tuesday 17 April 1928 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Sir,—In your issue of the 21st inst, I read your report that Arnheim Land is to be explored by a party from South Australia.[?]What, 237 words
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    Discusses history of exploration in Arhnem Land.

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  12. PINE CREEK NOTES (Contributed).
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Tuesday 14 January 1936 p 6 Article
    Abstract: "Batteriana."—The Chief Warden has been placed between "The deep sea and the devil" in regard to the battery, it appears. The leading 843 words
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    Death and Obituary. William buried in Pine Creek Cemetery. (letter from Catholic Diocese of Darwin)Grave site not marked

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  13. STEIGLITZ.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 10 July 1897 p 10 Article
    Abstract: The half-yearly meeting of the local branch was held on June 29, when the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: President, Mr. W. [?] ... 59 words
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    A.N.A. Branch

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  14. RETURNING SOLDIERS.
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 14 December 1918 p 15 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    First World War Nominal Roll Page - AWM133, 38-094

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  15. FRIEND OF THE WORKER MR. MURPHY'S CAREER. A PICTURESQUE FIGURE.
    Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924) Monday 4 July 1921 p 8 Article
    Abstract: From the early eighties one of the most striking and versa[?]le figures in the public life of Melbourne for many years was Mr. W. E. Murpohy (writes ... 603 words
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    Obit. for father from the Melbourne 'Herald'

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  16. THE NEW LIQUOR ACT. PROSECUTION AT COOMA.
    The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW : 1862 - 1931) Friday 2 February 1906 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Before Mr. F. H. Galbraith Police Magistrate, at the Cooma Police Court on Monday last, John McDonald, licenses of the Australian Hotel Cooma, was 5205 words
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    Cooma, working as mining expert, Evidence in business 15 years

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  17. Advertising
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 15 November 1898 p 7 Advertising
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  18. SOCIAL NEWS AND GOSSIP.
    The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 15 January 1925 p 22 Article
    Abstract: Notices of matrimonial engagements will to future be accepted for publication In these columns, provided they we satisfactorily authenticated. 1431 words
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    Lu Murphy and Jim Walsh's wedding, William Francis makes a toast, so does Tony, names Katherine and P. T. Walsh's family home in Northcote. Info must have been supplied by T. P. no frocks!

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  19. MINING IN NORTHERN TERRITORY. (See Pictorial Pages.)
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 10 January 1925 p 52 Article
    Abstract: Beginning at West Arm, on the, north coast, in the vicinity of Darwin, the Northern Territory mineral belt extends almost in an unbroken north and so ... 710 words
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    article from WF on Territory mining, suspect he supplemented his income as a correspondent with newspapers from at least the time he went to the territory

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  20. The shackle : a story of the Far North Australian bush / D.E. Kelsey ; edited by Ira Nesdale
    Kelsey, D. E. (Dudley Evan), 1865-1953
    [ Book : 1975 ]
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    The shackle : a story of the Far North Australian bush / D.E. Kelsey ; edited by Ira Nesdale
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    APPEARS TO BE ABOUT THE SHACKLE MINE

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  21. FROM THE FRONT. LETTER FROM LIEUT. WM. MURPHY.
    Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954) Saturday 12 May 1917 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The following is extracted from a letter received by Mr. W. E. Murphy from his son, Lieut. W. Murphy, who left for the war a little while back. 627 words
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    on war

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  22. NORTHERN TERRITORY MINING.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 25 April 1925 p 18 Article
    Abstract: HORSHAM.—With the object of arousing interest in the development of mining in the Northern Territory Messrs. W. F. Murphy, mining engineer, and P. Ma ... 79 words
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    another version, mentions hospital

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  23. MINING MANAGER'S REPORTS.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 11 April 1925 p 8 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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  24. PINE CREEK MINING
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Tuesday 9 May 1933 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A Pine Creek correspondent, under date May 5th, writes:— The gold find re discovered by Mrs. Grace Davies, formerly of the 952 words
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    Is this WF is his style

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  25. NEWS OF THE DAY.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 1 May 1884 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Our London correspondent telegraphs it has been decided that who Chancellor of the Exchequer shall select the delegates to represent the Australian c ... 4587 words
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    a "life size photo of WEM" presented by NSW delegate- on page 5

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  26. THE NORTHERN STANDARD FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1930. Stand by the Right, condemn the Wrong, not in a spirit of hostility, but that evil may be changed into good. ROUND ABOUT
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Friday 5 December 1930 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Rainfall.— Thursday, December 4th, Brocks Greek 5 points; Pine Creek 7; Powell Creek 4; Alice Springs 25. 1392 words
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    Leyland truck and trainer to be sold by court order

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    First cousin, son of William Kavanagh, born in the Victorian Colony about 1853, and Margaret [born Jones]
    Joseph had one sister, Frances, who placed memorial notices till her death in the early 1950's.
    Joseph's birth registered in 1872 in Melbourne. His family was living in a lane off Little Bourke street when his father William committed suicide [ strychnine poisoning] in the Carlton gardens in 1878.
    The family kept in the area, Joseph was educated at St Peters (Eastern Hill) school.
    Frances was living with their aunt Belle Wood [Isabelle] and her husband George in Abbott street Sandringham. The home named "Bellwood," was the residence of three bereaved women who had each lost loved ones, 2 in the Month of August, Joseph in 1915 at Lone Pine, 'Ern,' Ernest C. Wood, at Pozziers, France 1916, and Percy (Percival Cyril) Bonner in November 1917.

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  28. TOWN TALK.
    Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927) Tuesday 22 December 1925 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The children are being well catered for by Father Xmas this year, who has left a beautiful lot toys, books, dolls, and other 391 words
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    silver mountain, road poor gone south for sister Lu's wedding to James Morgan Walsh, Australian author.

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