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Posted Jan 2021
Lenore (Gear) Wyatt is a Councillor on the Mareeba Shire Council - re-elected in 2020 - and was featured in the local press as a person with passion to see growth. She is a great granddaughter of Jean (Royes) McFarlane (1911-1998)
Also in Mareeba and also from the Gear family is another community-committed person, Lenore's brother, Stephen Gear. He has been involved with the Mareeba Junior Rugby League initially for five years as coach for the Under 7s and subsequently as Treasurer. He was nominated for Volunteer of the Year in the National Rugby League (NRL). He was in the top five in Australia.

21 Apr 2020
BOUNDY, STANLEY GORDON "GORDON" Late of Mareeba. Passed away peacefully Tuesday the 21st of April, 2020. Aged 89 Years. Husband of Robyn. Devoted Father & Father In-law of Desley & Bully, Glen & Janine. Loving Grandy of Ben, Tian & Chloe. Loved Brother and Brother In-law & Uncle of Norman, Colin, Hazel (Dec) and their families.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions a private family service has taken place. A Memorial service for Gordon will be held at a later date.
"Gone but never forgotten "

Two new Roy grandchildren: Louise (Roy) Lergesner welcomes Jung "Jack" Lergesner, born in Saigon to her son David and wife Thanth on 21 April (her birthday!). Peney (Roy) and Richard Cade welcomed grandson Angus Roy Cade on 9 March.

Posted 12 Feb 2020
DNA fills in a family tree

Robin Young maintains a "sister site" (see About this site and The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree). He writes: "We have never known the identity of [wife] Jan's paternal grandfather. Her father never spoke about his childhood and if he knew who his father was, he never said. Jan's father's birth certificate just had a blank where name of father should have been declared and we were convinced we would never find out.
However just before Christmas encouraged by another family member, Jan took the plunge and submitted her DNA to . The results came back recently and it appears she has 275 relatives 4th cousin or closer including 1 x 1st cousin she knows about and 1 x 2nd cousin she had no knowledge of.
Via the email with this 2nd cousin we have been able to confirm that his grandfather one James Spilman lived in the same village as her grandmother. The only problem was he was married with a number of children. He eventually accumulated 10 legitimate children and buggered off to the US leaving them all.
So with the evidence of location and DNA Jan has gone in the course of about 2 days from having just one sister to goodness knows how many cousins from 10 half siblings from her fathers side.
Also, I too have done the DNA test and am pleased to say that my DNA can be traced back to Norway thus confirming the family legend that we came from Vikings.

I (Bruce Roy and 13C1R of Robin) thought I would add my DNA results:
Ireland and Scotland 53%;
England, Wales & Northern Europe 45%;
Norway 2%

Posted 2 Nov 2020
David Luther has brought up-to-date two Luther entries: "My mother Elaine Dora Luther died on 29 May 2020 here in England. So did not quite make 102. On looking again at the tree I noticed there is a mistake with respect to her mother, my grandmother.
She, Dorothy Violet Fairelie Rudge (married name Beard) was born 22 March 1897 and died at age of nearly 101 in 1998 in Sydney. Note the spelling of "Fairelie" which I have quoted from her marriage certificate.

August 2020
Irene (Ericson) Roy is good friends with the local Government Representative and has had lots of dealings with her due to the volunteer work that Irene does with Mareeba Cricket.  She was quite chuffed to be invited by the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade  to attend a Cairns Community Breakfast on Wednesday 26 August 2020. The event offered an opportunity to hear from the Premier and other members of her team.
Oops - the breakfast has been postponed!
[Irene is married to Peter Roy, nephew of Maurie Roy]

Posted 9 Oct 2020
Cairns Post archives

Cairns Post - 2 December 1941
Traffic Breaches: ...E.L. Moore) imposed a fine of 10/- with 5/- costs of court: Manual Comino, Mulgrave-road; Daniel Ronald Lewis, Grafton street; Alfred Charles Ernst, Quarry Siding; John Maurice Roy, Cairns-street; ....

Cairns Post 15 April 1954:
Royal Essay Competition Entries Totalled 240: ...Alan Broughton 2, Julie Green 3, all at the Cairns Central State School Section 2 (primary and intermediate grades VII and VIII: Patricia Wright (Cairns Intermediate School) 1, Bruce Roy (Cairns Intermediate School) 2, James Halloran (St Augustine's College) 3. Section 3 (secondary school pupils) Norma Reid 1, Graham Lacey 2, Julie Knott 3...

From Ireland Reaching Out:
The Irish Famine, often referred to as the Great Hunger, was a period of mass starvation and emigration from 1845 to 1851, and its effects were to be felt on the Irish population for the remainder of the 19th Century.
2.5 million people emigrated over the course of 6 years, and their descendants make up the vast amount of Irish diaspora, living all over the world today.