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Tierney John D'arcy

Male 1851 - 1924  (73 years)


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  • Name Tierney John D'arcy 
    Born 18 Mar 1851  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 May 1851  ,East Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Performed by Rev. John Kenny V1851643 68
    Occupation 7 Jul 1886 
    Contractor 
    Occupation 18 May 1887  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Carpenter 
    Occupation 28 Sep 1897  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Builder 
    • Dungog, erection of a weathershed, J
      Tierney 49 10s
    Residence 1900  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Carpenter
    Occupation 1906  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wheelwright and undertaker - Sands Directory 1906 
    Residence Mackey Street, Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Dec 1924  ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Cerebral Thrombosis, Senility.
    Buried 18 Dec 1924  Dungog Cemetery, Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roman Catholic Section. Conducted by Michael Bourke
    Notes 
    • Rifle Club - points score for Sheridan Trophy J. Tierney 38 (3rd place)
    • Dennis Tierney and progress committee re his application to purchase a section of Windeyer street Dungog. He owned nos. 11, 12, 13 an 14 in the street.
    • In Stroud building operations on an exten-
      sive scale are going on with great activity- the new post and telegraph office and the new Public school and teacher's residence with out-offices. Young Mr. Tierney, of Dungog, is the contractor for the latter. He labours under a great disadvantage for the want of any easy, practicable road between the two towns. However, thanks to the agitation that appeared in the columns of the Mercury, the Superintendent of Roads has at last tackled this line in a most determined manner, and clearly shows that he is the right man in the right place, if sufficient funds were placed at his disposal : he is making extensive deviations from the old impracticable route, and has a great number of men employed all along the line. When the works they have now in hand are finished it will be a real boon to the people of these districts.

      There was some appearance of a change to rain this (Friday) evening, but the wind has veered round to due north and is now blowing strong, so there is no hope of rain for the present.

      Friday, Feb. 15. [4]
    • Accepted Tenders.-The undermentioned ten- ders in connection with Public Schools have been Accepted :-Newcastle, painting and repairs, William Southon, 169 9s ; Pilliga, fencing, William Brummell, 23 ; Hanbury, improvements and repairs, F. G. Bannister, 98 10s ; Dungog, erecting weathershed, J. Tierney, 86 ; Wickham, [5]
    • THE NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL AND TEACHER'S RESIDENCE.-These buildings are now com- pleted, to the satisfaction of the educational department. They occupy a most favourable position, being central, yet far enough re- moved from the main street to prevent the children's studies being interrupted by the noise of passing traffic. The site, too, being elevated, is rather a pleasant onE, command- ing a view of the whole of the northern end of the town, recreation ground, etc., while on the other side is the extensive town common

      bounded by the Silos Hill, the chief ornament to our township. The schoolhouse is built of brick on brick and cement foundation, with walls 18 feet high. Ventilation has received due consideration, and ventilators are let into the walls every few feet together with several large windows of stained glass. This building contains one large schoolroom neatly fitted up with desks on iron pedestals, raised in tiers, and all other necessary school fur- niture, also a gallery railed off for the use of the younger scholars. Under the same roof is a class room 17ft. x 14ft. for religious instruction. This too is fitted with seats also raised in tiers, with the same proportion of ventilation as the larger room, from which it is separated by a hall 6ft. wide. This hall is fitted with iron hooks in several rows for the children's hats, cloaks, etc. The hall leads into two lavatories-one for each sex,-which are fur- nished with every convenience for the com- fort and cleanliness of the children. To the rear of this building is a weather-shed 40 x 12ft., divided, and fitted with seats fastened to the walls. The teacher's residence, which stands a little distance to the west of the schoolhouse, presents a very neat and attrac- tive appearance ; but upon closer examination appears too small for comfort, containing only four rooms and a kitchen. However, this defect is being remedied by the member for the district. A hall leads through the building from back to front, opening on to the verandah, with a French light. The rooms and hall are plastered and sealed, the walls being straw colored, which is nicely matched by the colors in which all the wood- work is painted, thus presenting a pleasing appearance both inside and out. A large underground tank, connected with a pump fixed near the back verandah, has been made. This will prove a great boon, both to the teacher and to the scholars, in the hot summer months. The whole of the buildings have been covered with corrugated iron, that on the verandahs being painted. The verandah posts are all nicely ornamented and painted ; in fact, every detail has been carried out in a thorough workmanlike manner. The general appearance of the school is greatly improved by having a bell tower, 12 feet high, built of carved sandstone, erected on the eastern end. The grounds are enclosed by a substantial three-railed fence, and subdivided by cross fences, with slip-rails and wicket-gates, where necessary. Mr. John Tierney, of Dungog, is the contractor for these buildings, the good finish and general appearance of which do him much credit. Mr. R F. Crichton, Clerk of Works to the Department of Public In- struction, has superintended progress by periodical visits. The final inspection was made last week, when that gentleman ex- pressed his entire approval of the manner in which the whole of the works have been carried out.-Besides the school several other private buildings have been, and now are, in course of erection, thus testifying to the prosperity of the township, which seems to have received a slight impetus in affairs in general.

      The weather of late has been mild and

      favourable.

      Stroud, May 13th, 1885. [6]
    • A NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING.-On Mon- day night, a carpenter of the name of Fury, in the employ of Mr, Tierney and Son, had been sacrificing to Bacchus in some of the temples in the town, and when they shut up, in wending' his way to his lodgings, he entirely lost his reckoning, and fell plump into the creek. The sudden immersion, no doubt, sobered him so far that he had sense enough to grasp the branches of a tree that stood in the water, into which he clambered. But the flood was rising rapidly around him. He had to climb up and up as the water rose till by daylight he had got to the very top of the tree, and surrounded on all sides by water ten or twenty feet deep, where he was discovered by young Mr. Tierney and Mr. Montgomery, who were look- ing for him, as he had failed to appear at his lodg- ings, The question now was how to effect a rescue ? There was no boat to be had, so they wisely adopted the system of the rocket apparatus. They got a long rope, and shied it into the top of the tree, by which he was hauled on to terra firma a sadder if not a wiser man than he was over his wine the night
      before. [7]
    • THE JOHN TIERNEY prosecuted at the last
      District Court, held in Maitland, is NOT the JOHN TIERNEY, Wheelwright, of Dungog;.
      (Signed) JOHN TIERNEY [8]
    • WANTED, BRICKMAKERS to MAKE and
      BURN ABOUT 90,000 BRICKS. All materials convenient. Apply

      JOHN TIERNEY,

      8023 Dungog. [9]
    • Muster Role of Dungog Reserve Rifle Company [10]
    Person ID I85  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2013 

    Father Tierney Denis,   b. 1814, ,Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1894, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother D'arcy Eliza,   b. Abt 1816, Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1858, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 1834  Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet

    Family Kealy Mary,   b. 1854, ,,Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1931, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1886  St. Johns Cathedral, West Maitland, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • performed by Bishop P. V. Dwyer in the presence of Edward J Keogh and Catherine Rowen
    Children 
     1. Tierney Mary,   b. 18 May 1887, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1977, Jenny-Lynn Nursing Home, Brighton-le-sands, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Tierney Patrick Joseph,   b. 7 Apr 1889, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1931, 310 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Tierney Jane,   b. 10 Mar 1891, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1970, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Tierney Eliza,   b. 17 Feb 1893, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1953, ,,Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Mackey Street, Dungog, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Sep 1897 Page 7.: Government Gazette.

    2. [S52] NSW BDMs, Reg. Dungog 1924 20526.

    3. [S135] Book, Dungog General Cemetery - Roman Catholic Section Early church Register 1920-1951 Page 43.

    4. [S9] Maitland Mercury, Tuesday 19 February 1884.

    5. [S9] Maitland Mercury, Tuesday 16 December 1890.

    6. [S9] Maitland Mercury, Saturday 16 May 1885.

    7. [S9] Maitland Mercury, Thursday 17 May 1883.

    8. [S9] Maitland Mercury, 20 October 1888.

    9. [S9] Maitland Mercury, 27 October 1881.

    10. [S134] Clipping, Unsourced from Newcastle Library..
      Have copy

    11. [S19] Marriage Certificate.