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Picture relating to Kilkee Stud - titled 'Kilkee Stud Homestead Crowther Creek, Koorawatha'

Kilkee Stud Homestead Crowther Creek, Koorawatha

contributed by Bluedog, taken in 1877
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Original "KILKEE" pictured 1877 with Joseph & Catherine (Kate) Woodbridge and some of 10 children. The main Home living quarters, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry were all separate buildings because they often burnt down, with fire as the only means of light, heating, and cooking. Joseph first squatted there in 1863 & paid 300Pound for 300 acres in1866. In the 1885 Census had 2845 acres, 2800 sheep, 12 horses, 33 cattle, & 14 pigs.. When Joseph died in 1891 Kate donated a large Stained Glass Window to the Catholic Church in Young. Elizabeth Woodbridge b1865 the sixth child of Joseph & Kate Woodbridge was my grandmother she remembered walking into the kitchen at Kilkee as a child with her mother feeding five bushrangers who turned up and wanted breakfast. When Joseph was a boy living at Campbelltown, his school mate John Fuller and neighbor became "Mad Dad Morgan" the Bushranger, and in 1975 a Movie was made about him.

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