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Chinese identured labourers employed by TLM-P

Source: Maxine Darnell, indentured.pdf)

Date |Name of Employee | Locality | Notes

1. 11-12-1848 Tinko “Bugrooperia” (footnote: Tinko is also to be found interpreting in a court case (see 15-11-1851) and on a charge of assault (see 17-6-1852), and remained with TLM-P at “Hawkwood” station until at least January 1856 even though his contract would have expired in December 1853.(see April 1854). TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248.)

2. 11-12-48 Eunti “Bugrooperia” (footnote:Eunti and Tinko were “purchased” by TLM-P from the [ship] Nimrod for £21. 4.0. Ledger for “Bugrooperia Station, Logan River Queensland 1848-49, TLM-P ML MSS3117/6, CY1248 Item 5. More information on Tinko and a number of other Chinese labourers is available in Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Hawkwood, 1854-58, TLM-P ML MSS 3117/7x CY1248)

3. 5-11-1851 Isim Logan River Interpreter (employer given as T S.M. Prior, presumably mistake for TLM-P).

4. 15-4-1852 Kang Logan River Absconded 3 months hard labour (footnote: Within the evidence it was stated that Kang had contracted with TLM-P on the 5th November 1851 to serve for a period of 3 years and 6 months at a rate of 12s. per month. During his period of service Kang had acquired goods to the cost of £2 18s. 2d. and it was on the basis of absconding in debt that he received the sentence of hard labour on the Newcastle breakwater.)

5. 17-6-1852 Tinko Logan River Assault £20 sureties to keep peace for 12 months.

6. 17-6-1852 Teeam Logan River Assault As above (footnote: A third unnamed Chinese labourer had been charged with assault but did not appear at the Court due to illness. TLM-P declined to prosecute this third employee and paid the sureties for the other two Chinese.).

7. 15-7-1852 Chiop Logan River Absconded Dismissed (footnote: Chiop had originally been brought to the court on a charge of being an '… idle and disorderly person …' which charge was dismissed. TLM-P then claimed that Chiop had previously absented himself from his employment, to which the defendant agreed. The case was dismissed however due to the lack of an interpreter. The report on this case also states that Ganson (Gan Som) who had been employed as an interpreter at the court '… now declines to do so, being deterred, as is supposed, by the threats of his countrymen'.)

8. 4-1-1853 Anon Logan River Drowned

9. April 1854 Tinko “Hawkwood” (footnote:It is not mentioned in what capacity Tinko was employed by TLM-P, nor the wages he was receiving although most of the other labourers duties and wage rate are listed. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248.)

10. 10-2-1856 Lye “Hawkwood” Shepherd (footnote: From this total [missing?] Lye's store account for the period of £5.4.8 was deducted, as was a cash payment of £9 on the Bank of NSW and a credit to Gim of £2, leaving Lye with £3.2.4 paid to him per Bank of NSW cheque on 14 August 1856. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.46.)

11. 1-2-1856 Boom “Hawkwood” Hutkeeper/Shepherd (footnote: Boon re-hired with TLM-P in September 1856 as a shepherd for £35 per annum, however it is noted that “Boon went to Gayndah as he said to the Doctor having been laid up some time with Rhuematism but I heard of him washing sheep a few days after he left, he did not return”- he left behind a stores account of £3.4.2 1/2. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.96).

12. 26-5-1856 Gim “Hawkwood” Cook (footnote: Gim was employed for one year at £35 per annum. Gim's account is interesting as he appears to have acted as a money lender - at the end of his term he was also paid £2 by Boon, 4s by Dagan, 50s by Yung, 20s by Yagar, 40s by Kimbracken, 20s by Shibgleton and 3s to his benefit was deducted from Dagan account giving him a total of £46 17 0 from which his store account of £19.2.3 and a cheque on P.J. Piggott of £3.3.8 was deducted leaving him with a cheque on the Bank of NSW for £24.10.10 1/2. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.87.)

13. 25-7-1856 Dampé “Hawkwood” Hutkeeper (footnote:Dampé had been employed by TLM-P in 1855 and then worked for another 9 months shepherding and hutkeeping for which he received £18.15.0. Once his store account was settled Dampé received on 8th August cheques totalling £39 and 2s5 1/2p in cash. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.98.)

14. 13-8-1856 Tam Ha “Hawkwood” Hired for Lambing (footnote: Tam Ha was hired at a rate of 25s per week (exactly the same as a Europeans wages) on 15 August until 8 October. When his store account of 14s 7p was deducted Tam Ha was paid by cheque on the Bank of NSW £9.5.5. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.84154). 15. 15-9-1855 Uhr “Hawkwood” Station (footnote:Uhr is noted as working for TLM-P from 25 May to 25 August at 12s per week- total wage was £7.16.0, cash and stores account was £5.5.4, leaving Uhr with £2.10.8 for which he was paid £2.10.6 by cheque on the Bank of NSW, with a note that the cheque was twopence too little. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No.14. Uhr re-hired with TLM-P from 25 August 1855 to 16 December 1855: for the 7 weeks from 25 August to 12 October Uhr was employed as a shepherd at a rate of £1.0.3 per week, a total of £8.9.0 and then as a hutkeeper from the 15 October to 16 December at 15s per week, totalling £7. When Uhr's store account of £5.6.5 was deducted from his total wage of £15.9.0 he received a cheque on the Bank of NSW for £10.2.7. TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio ?[missing]).

16. 3-11-1856 Yung “Hawkwood” Washer & Shearer (footnote:160 missing).

17. 4-2-1857 Hock “Hawkwood” Cook and Hutkeeper (footnote:161 missing).

18. 28-2-18 57 Achow “Hawkwood” Shepherd and Watchman (footnote:162 missing).

19. 20-5-1857 Tam Sing “Hawkwood” Shepherd (footnote:partly missing,Tam Sing was employed as a shepherd at the rate of £25 p.a. and as a . : TLM-P, Ledger for Bromelton Station, Logan River, 1850-51 and Hawkwood Station, Station, 1854-58, ML MSS 3117/7x CY Reel 1248; Folio No 96.)

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