Bullen, William

Personal Details

First nameWilliam
Date of birth07/01/1868
Place of birthGrowlers Ck, Wandillgong, Vic
Date of death14/10/1956
Age at death88 years 9 months


Son of Thomas Bullen b.03/04/1832 d.25/09/1873 & Honor Richards Pascoe b.23/04/1840 d.23/05/1930 m.12/07/1860

Husband of Mary Ellen ‘Nell’ McCarthy m.22/11/1908 Muttaburra

Father of –
William ‘Bill’ John
Thomas Henry
Roy Pascoe
James ‘Bob’ Robert
Edith Olive [Thorburn]
Francis Norman
Doreen [Chalker]
Charles Vivian
Neville McCarthy

Cemetery Record

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LocationNorth Central
Grave number236
AddressCornish Street
Date of funeral15/10/1956

Died from Uraemia

Ashes of Thomas Henry Bullen (son) also interred here

After ‘Bill’ married ‘Nell’ they went to Narbre where Bill and Frank (brother) had a Tank Sinking lease plant. Nell & Bill lived in a well set camp at a work site in a converted shady Shed and even used silver ware. Nell came home to Muttaburra for the birth of Bill (Snr) – she travelled in a buggy, very tiring for a pregnant woman.

Nell delivered Frank’s wife’s baby when she left it too late to get to Longreach – a baby girl, called Olive. When Dr Michael found them the baby was washed and the mother comfortable. Dr said he could not have done it better himself.

They had Frank in Isisford & Doreen, Charlie & Neville in Longreach where they moved to for the kids schooling.

In 1924 when Nell who had 9 kids died, several of them went back to Muttaburra where Tim & Norah moved back to help bring them up.