REFERENCE POINTS WITHIN THE POEM.
(Kiama Independent, Oct 16, 1883)
(By his mother)
|1. He was born at the foot of the mountain,|
WHAT MOUNTAIN ? The South Coast NSW is a dim memory to me. My apologies to Milton people and YatteYatta people. Lets see what mountain Henry and Basil were born under. Peter has visited Kendall Dale and has the block of land on which Melinda and Basil lived pointed out to him. He did not at that time notice the Mountains, so he says. What mountain says he ? He does tell me that the twin’s birthplace is the property Kirmington next door to what is now KENDALL DALLE at Yatteyatta .
There were 8 children in the then un-named Parish. The Rev McFie paid an 1840 visit to the District and baptised and took the details of the 8 children including the twins. Melinda is listed in the Rev McFie’s baptismal records as MILLINDA MCALLAN. Christina Jane was born in 1842 and baptised by the minister for Camden and Wollongong and the other children were born in Sydney.
Methinks she means the Pigeon House Mountain.
ALSO known by its original name of Didhol or Woman’s Breast from it shape.
Probably not mine to use but I am desperate and acknowledge this fine blog. This is PIGEON HOUSE MOUNTAIN across JERVIS BAY. Follow the links below to sites on Pigeon Mountain and the Buddawang Mountains.
|2. He was taught his first letters in sand|
|In which sand and where. It is presumed that the KENDALLS remained in Kirmington and Milton.|
|http://www.southcoast.com.au/mimosa/ MIMOSA HILL COTTAGES|