Daniel McCallum and Bridget Walsh (late Kelly) relatives

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The purpose of this project page is to provide a focus for WikiTreers who are working on detailing the tree with ancestors, descendants and relatives by marriage of Daniel McCallum and Bridget Walsh (late Kelly) who arrived separately in New South Wales colony as convicts, married and with their children came to live out their lives in Queensland, Australia.



There are many diligent members of this family tree who have for some recently and for others over a longer period of time been accumulating information about their ancestors and descendants. This initiative in WikiTree is intended to complement and not replace these efforts and to provide a focus for coordination amongst those individuals and their successors so that precious time and resources are not wasted in building out our history in each person's chosen geanological platform.


It is known that these chroniclers have pursued their interests through:

  • Collecting and collating documents and things and producing independent listings and histories,
  • Using common geanological web based tools such as Ancestory.com and My Heritage. com amongst others.
  • Publishing local histories researched from original records.
  • Lately collating information within WikiTree.

It is also known that there are other forms of collaboration such as Facebook.

Members have also commenced DNA ancestor tracing through 23andMe, Ancestry.com and the like.

This page is an attempt to document all of these to unlock the opportunities each offers to enrich the efforts of others.

The principal values in achieving this objective are openness and sharing, The platforms themselves establish important controls for evidencing, attribution and privacy. So members can contribute to the effectiveness of their efforts through:

  • Using the privacy controls in their chosen platforms sensitively to respect other persons rights.
  • Using the collaboration strategies in their chosen platforms to allow access to shareable information to family members to the best extent possible.
  • Alerting members through updates and comments of significant additional contributions on the various platforms or from research.

Ways to update the WikiTree

  • Become a member, sign the pledge and be included on the trusted list so that you can update profiles as you want - its free and does not lead to unwanted spam.
  • Making other platforms shareable so that a WikiTree member can use the information to update WikiTree.
  • Emailing information to a WikiTree member so that that member can update the WikiTree.
  • Sharing documents with a WikiTree member who can then digitise that information and update the WikiTree.


This is a listing of members and others who are currently collaborating on this project. Email addresses are included where members are happy to be contacted directly. This includes a group of relatives up to third cousins across the tree who have been connected through this common interest.

Other Genealogy Platforms and how to access

Identified local history resources

  • Murphy, J. E. and Easton, E. W. (1950). Wilderness to Wealth: Being a History of the Shires of Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon, Kilkivan and the Upper Yarraman Portion of the Rosalie Shire 1850-1950, W. R. Smith & Paterson Pty. Ltd.
  • Murphy, T. (1997). Landscapes of Change: A History of the South Burnett, in 2 Volumes. Participating members of the South Burnett Local Government Association.
  • Kelly, M. Bridget's Life as a Widow 1866-1891.
  • Kelly, M. (2013). The Story of Daniel and Bridget McCallum 1805-1891: New South Wales and Moreton Bay. 379 Nobles Rd, Loch Lomond Qld 4370.
  • Kelly, Marilyn (2015) Towards a Brighter Future: From Convict to Patriarch; From Child Emigrant to Carrier - Volume 1. The story of the Smith and Raper Families of Nanango, Queensland. The first two generations 1804-1976. 379 Nobles Rd, Loch Lomond Qld 4370.
  • Kelly, Marilyn (2015) Towards a Brighter Future: From Agricultural Labourers to Innkeeper and Patriarch - Volume 2. The story of the Bright and Walters Families of Nanango, Queensland. The first two generations 1825-1985. 379 Nobles Rd, Loch Lomond Qld 4370.
  • De Lacey, E. (2014). Lost Coach Routes of the Brisbane River Valley.
  • Lelacheur, Monica (1991) The Descendents of Mary and James Connors: From their arrival in Moreton Bay in 1855-Present. Self published.
  • Grimes, Judith A. Pioneering into the Future: A History of the Nanango Shire. Wise Owl Research Publishers, 1998.
  • Walsh, Kevin. "Who's Jim Lyons, Dad? - a Lyons Tale. Self Published, 1 Oct 2013, 2013.
  • Walsh, Kevin. Mrs. Graham's Boarder. An Account of Migrant Families Spanning over a Century.: Self Published, N. D.

Current and Open Pursuits

Pat McCallum

  • Writing a biographical note on Mary Ann (McLean) McCallum focussing on the period from her birth, and marriage to John Sullivan upto her marriage to Patrick McCallum
  • Detailing all McCallum relatives in the Nanango Cemetery on a category page within WikiTree.
  • Tracking down cousins in DNA matching.
  • Improving the biographies of the WikiTree through formatting, inclusion electoral roll information and, military service and records referencing.
  • Populating the Midlothian Category Page in WikiTree for the passengers who accompanied the McLean's to Australia.<https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Midlothian%2C_Arrived_12_Dec_1837>.
  • Getting better information on the indigenous background Harold Coogee McCallum.<https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/McCallum-2698>
  • Detailing McCallums in Queensland who are not direct relatives with unknown familial links.
  • Playing with the idea of a Google Group to keep conversations going. <mccallum-families@googlegroups.com>

Cheryl Cameron

  • Locating the girl child of Bridget Kelly born in Ireland before deportation.

Bruce McCallum

  • Col McCallum's rugby and athletic pursuits at school and after
  • Col McCallum's WWII service
  • O'Reilly land purchases at Scarborough, Queensland
  • Historical facts on Scarborough
  • The multiple Sisters of Mercy of the O'Reilly and Collins families.
  • Col and Molly McCallum's teaching careers
  • Col and Molly's first house in Toowoomba, Queensland
  • The history of Bruce's house at Coorparoo, Queensland and of Coorparoo itself
  • Insights into Bridget Kelly's life in Ireland leading up to her departure

DNA Connections Found

  • Wallis Cover, Oklahoma USA, is the son of Albert Cover third cousin once removed of Pat McCallum. A relative through the McLean family. His sister Anitta Fea and the son of Wallis, Chance Cover
  • David Diamond grandson of Gloria (Connors) Diamond is yet to be confirmed as a third cousin once removed of Pat McCallum. A relative through the Connors family.
  • Lyn Flannery and her daughter Tracey Carlill descendents of Edna May Bulmer. Lyn is a second cousin of Pat McCallum
  • To be updated with many more.



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