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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry

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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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eng
Summary
Thomas Puertollano; born 22 December 1867, Santa Cruz, Marinduque, Philippines; son of Victorino Puertollano and Barbara Pampilo; arrived in Australia on SS Australind from Singapore on 12 October 1889; worked as a diver in the pearling industry; later worked with Catholic missionaries including Father Nicholas Elmo, Wupipi / Broome parish priest 1895-1899; benefited missionaries by establishing contacts with Aboriginal people; married Agnes Guilwill Bryan (or O’Brien) on 12 February 1898 at Beagle Bay; he was 31 years old at the time of his marriage; Thomas and Agnes had six children: Philomena (born Beagle Bay, 25 March 1899), Mary (born Beagle Bay, 7 June 1901), Alphonsus (born Disaster Bay, 22 July 1903), Joseph Maria (born Djarindjini / Lombadina, 11 April 1911), Thomas Jr. (born Lombadina) and Teresa Maria (born Broome); started a community in Disaster Bay; later walked to Pender Bay where he was looked after by Harry Hunter; returned to Disaster Bay then to Lombadina, Chile Creek; had a pastoral lease and established a garden at Chile Creek selling vegetables and meat to luggers; built one of the first churches in Lombadina; rescued people from a shipwreck on Brue Reef; built and owned one of the first bakeries in Broome in Mary St; had a lease at Kunin (Fisherman’s Bend); he employed and looked after Filipino people; he was not able to hold land as he was not naturalised; he made applications for naturalisation in 1908, 1917, 1929; despite the applications being supported by prominent Broome residents, he was deemed ineligible; died in Beagle Bay in 1942; his land was bought by or reverted to the Catholic Church; great grandfather of Kevin Puertollano
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Puertollano, Thomas
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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
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Label
Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
Note
The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058835164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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