Occupation History of Noo-rilim Pastoral Run
No 93 Gazetted July 26th 1848
Original estimated area 44,320 acres
Licence 12 months prior to N.S.W. O.I.C. October 1847 Joseph Raleigh
1851 Mar. James Rae
1854 Apr.18 William Webster
1858 May.13 Subdivided into: 1 Noo-rilim
2 Noo-rilim East
Subdivision of No.93 Noo-rilim
Area 20,000 acres 1860; 8,550 1869.
1858 May.13 William Webster
1862 Feb.19 Hugh Glass
1865 Feb.3 William Drayton Taylor
1870 Dec.9 Forfeited
Occupation History of Noo-rilim East Pastoral Run
Subdivision of No 93 Noo-rilim
Area 17,000 acres 1860; 14,050 acres 1869
1858 May 13 William Webster
1864 Feb. James Miller
1877 Mar.9 Forfeited. Let under grazing licence
Year approx 1847.
Commissioners District Murray
General Locality On the bank of the lower Goulburn River.
Name of Run. Noo-rilim.
Estimated number of acres 44,320
Estimated capability for grazing Cattle Sheep 8000
Description of Run.
Commences at a point on Castle Creek one mile and three-quarters a little more or less southerly from its junction with the Goulburn River bounded on the East by Castle Creek in a direct line from extreme points nine miles twenty five chain’s– on the South bylines bearing S 67 degrees 30 W 9 miles thirty chains, N 58 West fifty chains. W. one mile and by a gully to the Goulburn River northerly ten chains on the West by the River Goulburn in a direct line from extreme points twelve miles and fifteen chains and on the North by line bearing E to the commencement point.sixty nine chains.
H. B. Foote. Surveyor
Map of Noo-rilim Run 1847
Caveat against Mr Livingstone
Melbourne February 1849
I have the honour to object to the issue of a lease to Mr John Livingstone of the Station called Molka No 135 Murray district as the description Mr Livingstone has given in encroaches upon my Station called Noo-rilim for a lease of which I have applied see No 93 same District. It is impossible to point out with accuracy (looking at the description merely ) the portion which is wrongfully claimed by Mr Livingstone, but he has long been encroaching upon my Run and two actions of Trespass have been brought by me against Mr Livingstone in both of which I have succeeded and there is at present and an Action pending for the continuing trespass and the description in the Gazette of Mr Livingstone’s claim appears to comprehend the portion so trespassed upon by him. I now therefore tender this as a Caveat to Mr Livingstone’s claim.
And have the honour to be.
Your Most obedient Servant
District of The Murray
Memorial No 93
To William Piper Esq one of the Commissioners appointed under an Act for appointing Commissioners to examine and report upon disputes; “respecting boundaries of Run’s between the Claiments of Leases under Her Majesty’s Order in Council” 9th March, 1847.
The memorial of Joseph Raleigh resident at Melbourne in the District of Port Phillip, Sheweth.
That your Memorialist claims to be entitled to a Lease of a Run of Crown Lands, situated on the banks of the Goulburn River in the District of The Murray and bounded as follows, that is to say :
Commences at a point on Castle Creek one mile and three-quarters a little more or less Southerly from its junction with the Goulburn River bounded on the east by Castle Creek in a direct line from extreme points nine miles twenty five chains on the south by lines bearing south 67 degrees 30 minutes W 9 miles 30 chains N 58 west 50 chains W one mile and by a gully to the Goulburn River northerly 10 chains on the west by the River Goulburn in a direct line from extreme points twelve miles and fifteen chains and on the North by a line bearing east to the commencing point sixty nine chains.
And the following it is a true statement of the circumstances under which your Memorialist claim is made : Your memorialist received possession of and occupied the land above described in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-four and continued in undisturbed possession untill the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-six when Mr John Livingstone intruded upon the north eastern portion of the Run which has since been a subject of dispute and your Memorialist in consequence of such in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven sued Mr Livingstone in an action of trespass and received a Verdict with damages Fifty pounds and Mr Livingstone still continuing adversly to occupy the land in dispute your Memorialist in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight sued him in another action of trespass for such continual intrusion and likewise received a Verdict and again Mr Livingstone continuing still to trespass upon the same land, a third action was commenced and trial in one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine against him by your Memorialist upon which the Jury found one issue for your Memorialist and one for the Defendant and that without commencing an action of Ejectment against Mr Livingstone. Your Memorialist could not at law dispossess him of the land upon which he has so intruded.
Your Mororalist therefore pray you the Commissioner aforesaid, to proceed to hear, examine, and report upon your Memorialist claim, in a manner as in said Act mentioned.
Dated at Melbourne this fourth day of January 1850
Memorial No 93 cont.
List of Documents deposited with Memorial, and names and places of all witnesses by whose evidence the Memoralist’s claim is supported.
Office copy of the Judgments in the actions by Joseph Raleigh against John Livingstone tried in the Supreme Court in the years 1847 and 1848 and there remaining of.
- John Elwin at present in Van Diemen’s Land
- Henry Borne Foote. Surveyor Melbourne
- John Steigenburger of Noorilim
- Frederick Sanders. River Henty
- James Kirkland. Goulbourn
- Andrew Shiels. Noorilim
- Patrick Mahoney Edwards River
- John Fleming Noorilim
- Patrick Ratigan Noorilim
- William Snow Clifton of the Goulbourn
- Frederick Sawers
District of Murray
Report on Memorial No 93 dated 5th April 1850
By William Piper Commissioner
Appointed to examine and report upon disputes respecting ban trees of runs be playing claimants on Leases beyond the Settled Districts
Claimants name and address- Joseph Raleigh Melbourne
Name of Run- Noorilim
Opponent’s name and address- John Livingstone Molka
Situation and description of Run for which are a Lease years recommended to issue- Noorilim
Commencing at a point on the Castle Creek one mile and three-quarters a little more or less southerly from its junction with the Goulburn River bounded on the East by the Castle Creek to the centre of the large water hole near the site of Livingstone’s Head Station April 1850. Thence by a line bearing in a South Westerly direction to point upon the plough line drawn by Raleigh in from No 47 three miles from the Castle Creek and on the South by the said Plough line bearing 67 degree 30 minutes west nine miles 30 chains North 58 West 50 chains West one mile and by a gully to the Goulburn River northerly ten chains on the West by the River Goulburn in a direct line from extreme points 12 miles and 15 chains and on the North by a line bearing East to the commencement point 69 chains.
The applicant and claimant in this case having arranged their Boundary and in my presence and with my sanction having signed a memorandum to that affect. I beg leave to report the as on the and to recommend the Boundary there described for in the lease of the Noorilim Station upon the Goulburn River to Joseph Raleigh.
Disputed Boundary Commissioner