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Mrs.Harriet BEARD - The Miners Friend

(Information to be added when found)


A highly respected and influential lady who with her husband John were early settlers in Tambaroura, she owned a variety of commercial, pastoral and mining interests in and around Tambaroura and was quite arguably the most successful person to have lived on the Tambaroora Goldfield.

This is only a chronological order of events of the time Mrs. Beard spent in Tambaroora, it is not complete or comprehensive and does not at this stage include any of her extensive mining interests in Tambaroora.




Dec 1854 Subscription - of £0/10/0 towards the erection of a new Catholic Church
(007) Page 3, 16 Dec 1854
Applied for Lot 12 Section 3


12th Dec 1863
Purchased Lot 12 Section 3
(114)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
26th Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 13 Section 3
(236) No.157, dated 14th Aug, Page 1787
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
26th Aug 1863 Received from the Estate of her husband John BEARD Lot 14 Section 3
(236) No.157, dated 14th Aug, Page 1787
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
12th Dec 1863 Purchased Lot 1 Section 4A
(110)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
Note: Site of the Railway Hotel and Railway Stores and later the Hargraves Hotel Complex
12th Dec 1863 Purchased Lot 2 Section 4A
(112)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
Note: This Lot was part of the Railway / Hargraves Hotel Complex
25th May 1865 Purchased Lot 1 Section 8
(151)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
30th Jun 1865 Occupation noted as a Storekeeper
(249)
30th Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 3 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG
(249)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
Note: After the death of Joseph Stephens in 1869 Harriet would have gained full Title of this Lot, although the latest Title still shows Harriet Beard and Joseph STEPHENS as being the Tenants in Common in equal shares
(387)
30th Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 4 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG
(249)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
Note: After the death of Joseph Stephens in 1869 Harriet would have gained full Title of this Lot, although the latest Title still shows Harriet Beard and Joseph STEPHENS as being the Tenants in Common in equal shares
30th Jun 1865 Purchased Lot 5 Section 2 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG
(249)
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Google Map (5)
1892 Map (6) Note: After the death of Joseph Stephens in 1869 Harriet would have gained full Title of this Lot, although the latest Title still shows Harriet BEARD and Joseph STEPHENS as being the Tenants in Common in equal shares
(388)
Issued a Publican Licence for the Railway Hotel


12th Oct 1865 Purchased Lot 2 Section 3 with Joseph STEPHENS as Tenants in Common from the Insolvent Estate of Edward LONG
(280)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
23rd May 1867 Purchased District Lot 10 (PoT)
(248)
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Google Map (4) 1877 Map (3)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD
23rd May 1867 Purchased District Lot 11 (PoT)
(248)
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Google Map 1877 (4) 1877 Map (3)
Note: Part of the Estate of Harriet's husband John BEARD
18th Nov 1867 A conditional land purchase No.1284 of 60 acres on the 11th Feb 1862 by Harriet BEARD became lapsed for non-fulfilment of the conditions.
(43) No.206 dated 19 Nov, Page 3087
3rd Dec 1867 Applied for Lot 2 Section 8 under the 8th clause of the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1861 as an Improvement Purchase. The appraised value was £4/0/0, inclusive of the Deed Fee.
(43) No.218 dated 3rd Dec, Page 3212

29th Jul 1868 - Purchased Lot 2 Section 8
(156)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
3rd Dec 1867 Applied for Lot 3 Section 8 under the 8th clause of the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1861 as an Improvement Purchase.
(43) No.218 dated 3rd Dec, Page 3212

29th Jul 1868 - Purchased Lot 3 Section 8
(158)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
21st Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 51 (PoT)
(405)
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Google Map (4) 1877 Map (3)
21st Jul 1868 Purchased District Lot 52 (PoT)
(406)
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Google Map (4) 1877 Map (3)
28th Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 17 Section 3
(380)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
28th Jun 1869 Purchased Lot 18 Section 3
(382)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
1870 Applied for Lot 1 Section 3
under the 8th clause of the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1861 as an Improvement Purchase.
(243)

16th Feb 1872 - Purchased Lot 1 Section 3
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
19th Aug 1871 Boiga Station For Sale


22th Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 10 Section 11
(430)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 1 Section 17
(444)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 17
(445)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 17
(446)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 2 Section 18
(447)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 3 Section 18
(448)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
22nd Dec 1871 Purchase of Crown Land at Auction Sale
Lot 4 Section 18
(449)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
1872 Proprietor and Storekeeper of the Railway Stores on Mudgee Road
(108)
1872 Publican of the Railway Hotel
(48)
9th Feb 1872 Railway Hotel Improvements and new General Store
undertaken by Harriet Beard



1873 Publican of the Railway Hotel
(48)
3rd May 1873 Purchased Lot 16 Section 3
(377)
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Google Map (5) 1892 Map (6)
3rd May 1873 Living at "Arthur Leigh" Albion Street, Sydney
26th Sep 1871 Purchased District Lot 36 (PoCa)
(584)
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Google Map (4) 1877 Map (3)

On the death of Mrs. Beard the Lot was transferred to the Executors of her Estate, Frederick William WALKER (Solicitor), Henry Torrens WEBSTER (Bank Manager), and John MORTON (Physician).

13th Oct 1916 the Estate was transferred to the Perpetual Trustee Company Limited.

25th Nov 1947 - Sold to George Stanford HAMILTON
(584)
Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 51 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 52 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 63 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 64 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired Lot 69

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 70 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 71 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 72 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 82 (PoT)
(68)
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Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Dth M 18?? Acquired District Lot 107 (PoT)(3)
Maps: (Note)
Google Map (4)
1877 Map (3)

Mining Assets: Proprietor of the Excelsior Battery

9th Mar 1906 Will of Harriet BEARD

24th May 1906 Epitaph to Mrs. Harriet Beard

To be Continued