Not specifically related to Devon, but I am looking for a William MANN who
died after 1943 in Qld.
For all those who think and wonder what happened in the colony of Australia
in the early years. Do not give up if the family tale says " that he jumped
ship ". He may very well have done so.
The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (about) Previous issue
Saturday 2 November 1889
An old resident of the colony named William
Mann died on Saturday in the Hospital at the
age of 63 years. He had been thirty-nine
yean in the colony, and had had a somewhat
varied career. He came to Australia as the
master of a vessel at about the time when the
gold mania had assumed its most pronounced
form in the Southern colony. His crew,
attracted by the prospect which was offered
them of making a fortune in a very short time,
deserted the ship, and unable to replace them
Mr. Mann was left stranded. He gave his
vessel up and made his way to Queensland.
He was chiefly engaged in railway bridge
building and sub-contracting, and has worked
on almost every line in the colony. He left aFix this text
grown-up family of four.