Category: Alpha-Jericho

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Private school teachers

  Several of the Glanville sisters pictured here were the first teachers at a private school in Jericho. While the first requests for government support to erect a school in Jericho were made from the previous terminus, Pine Hill in November 1884, by Joseph Atkinson Holdsworth, Railway Traffic Manager, only a private school was operated… Read more >

William Real, a life of contrasts

In March 1886, fifty men from the Blackall district, twenty-eight of whom were residents of Jericho, presented a petition, supporting William Real during his imprisonment in Blackall Gaol. He had been charged with two offences – forgery and uttering, also larceny and receiving. The petition supported William Real’s request to be released from the final… Read more >

Using the selections

In November 1889, Francis Doherty, licensee of the Queens Hotel in Jericho was the first man to select a small (320 acres) block of land within the Alpha-Jericho districts. As the licensee of the hotel from 1888, he was interested in leasing an area where carriers and other clients could hold horses, when the stables… Read more >

Arthur Hunter Palmer, Queensland pastoralist

On 22 June 1863, Arthur Hunter Palmer [i] applied for licences on twelve runs in the Belyando River basin; nine of which were leased to form the core of his consolidated holding called Beaufort. Following dry years, he forfeited six of the runs in 1869, to re-lease most of them in more favourable seasons, generally at… Read more >

Early burials in the Jericho Cemetery

Jack Lynch is likely to have been the first person buried in the Jericho Cemetery in November 1884. His burial site is not marked, also the case for many other early burials.   The earliest marked grave is that of Michael Nowland who died on 9 April 1886.[1] The simple headstone on the fenced grave… Read more >