Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

Mona Annie MurphyAge: 37 years18921930

Name
Mona Annie Murphy
Given names
Mona Annie
Surname
Murphy
Birth 15 July 1892 43 25
Address: Park St Charters Towers
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Agnes Marks
28 February 1904 (Age 11 years) Age: 53
Address: Vulture St Charters Towers
Cause: Cancer
Note: According to Thelma Weston research, also known as Victoria Mary Agnes Roberts.
Birth of a son
#1
George Thomas Kwong
5 May 1906 (Age 13 years)

Note: A 1906 date of birth is not supported by any conclusive data. George himself did not feel he was that old. The origin of this date is uncertain.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Elizabeth Victoria Murphy
10 May 1911 (Age 18 years)

Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1911/C013035 Murphy Elizabeth Victoria Mona Annie Murphy
Birth of a daughter
#3
Edna May Murphy
10 May 1911 (Age 18 years)
Address: Flinders St Townsville
Death of a daughterElizabeth Victoria Murphy
18 April 1912 (Age 19 years)

Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1912/C004768 Murphy Elizabeth Victoria - Mona Annie Murphy ** born Queensland aged 11 months
Birth of a son
#4
George Thomas Kwong
5 June 1912 (Age 19 years)
Address: Allen Street South Townsville
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24 July 1912 (Age 20 years)
Residence from 1914 to 1918 (Age 21 years)
Address: Flinders St West
Death of a motherElizabeth Roberts
3 January 1930 (Age 37 years) Age: 62
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Death after 1930 (Age 37 years)

Note: Recollection from Uncle Ken: Stories recounted to him by George suggest he was taken into care by po…
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by: Kerry Choy
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Marriage: 25 April 1892Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
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george kwong.jpgGeorge Thomas Kwong
Birth: 5 June 1912Townsville, Queensland
Death: 11 July 1992Sydney, New South Wales
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daughter
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Edna May Murphy
Birth: 10 May 1911 32 18Townsville, Queensland
Death: 6 July 1993Townsville, Queensland

Death
Recollection from Uncle Ken: Stories recounted to him by George suggest he was taken into care by police due to the death of his birth mother. This would suggest Mona would have died in 1916. This was about the time care of George reverted to Kwong Sue Duk. Specific knowledge about George's birth mother is unclear during George's lifetime. Subsequent electoral roll data suggests Mona was still alive at least in 1918, and was not listed as deceased on her mother death certificate in 1930.
Note
Mona may have died when George was 4. Collected by police - check police records for 1916. Townsville? This would be inconsistent with her mother's death cert which states she is alive in 1930. As the informant for the death does not appear to be family, this is inconclusive.
Note
Qld Police Index From 1st Jan to 30 Jun, 1916 Apprehensions Murphy, Mona ... page 82 From 1st Jan to 30 Jun, 1916 Prisoners tried under penal code but not sent to gaol Murphy, Mona page 133
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Mona Annie Murphy

Mona didn't have a good start to life. Her mother Elizabeth Roberts married David Murphy the day before he died. She ws born