Jonathan PICKERING

Male 1848 - 1934  (86 years)


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  • Name Jonathan PICKERING 
    Born 19 Jul 1848  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 03 Aug 1934  Pomona, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 04 Aug 1934  Pomona Cemetery, Kin Kin Road, Pomona, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 10 Aug 1934  Nambour, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser 

    • Obituary.     
      EX-SERGEANT J. PICKERING.
      PIONEER POLICE OFFICER.
      Mr. J. Pickering, I.S.O., ex-sergeant of police, and a pioneer member of the Queensland police force died at his home, Pomona, on Friday, at the age of 87 years. He had been in ill-health for some considerable time.
      The late Mr. Pickering, who was born in Sydney, came to Queensland in 1869 and shortly afterwards joined the  police force. He was stationed first at Yandina, known as Maroochy in those days, and one of Cobb and Co's. changing stations in the coaching days. From Yandina he went to Maryborough and Tiaro, and later to Nanango and Tewantin. He retired while at Tewantin in 1908, and moved to Pomona, where he resided until his death which occurred at the 60th anniversary of his wedding.
      In the early days Sergeant Pickering acted as escort for coaches carrying large sums of gold from Gympie along the North Coast and to Maryborough, and had many exciting adventures with aborigines and Chinese, many of the latter then being on the Mary Valley and Gympie goldfields.
      On one occasion Mrs. Pickering, who survives her husband, was left with instructions as to how to deal with an aboriginal bushranger if he appeared while Sergeant Pickering was absent. When Sergeant Pickering returned he found that his wife had acted to such good purpose that she had the dusky outlaw under lock and key.
      For his handling of the aborigines Sergeant Pickering was awarded the Imperial Service Order, being one of the first five in Australia to receive it. He leaves, in addition to his widow, who was Miss M. E.H. Sivyer, of  Maryborough, a family of five daughters   Mesdames J. J. Steer (Gympie), J. Matheson and W. H. Campbell (Pomona), J. H. Page (Bundaberg), and F. G. Lister (Cootharaba). The interment took place in the Pomona Cooran cemetery on Saturday.

      1934 'Family Notices', Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954), 10 August, p. 1. , viewed 16 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77403562
    Occupation Policeman 
    Person ID I9892  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Family Martha Elizabeth Harriet SIVYER,   b. 02 Aug 1857, St George, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1942, Pomona, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 03 Aug 1875  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. May Ethel Eliza PICKERING,   b. 25 Aug 1880, Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1965, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F6113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1848 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Aug 1875 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Aug 1934 - Pomona, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 04 Aug 1934 - Pomona Cemetery, Kin Kin Road, Pomona, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser - 10 Aug 1934 - Nambour, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Interment.net Cemetery Transcription Library, (http://www.interment.net/), Pomona Cemetery, Queensland.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1934/C2795.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1934 'Family Notices', Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954), 10 August, p. 1. , viewed 16 Mar 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77403562.

    4. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1875/ 000478.