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From Swanhill Genealogical Magazine on Dec 1986, Page 4, found 16 Ap 2007, at Cannabal Island Legend By MIKE GRAHAM
The desert island adventures of a South Wales Brewer's son who sailed for Australia more than 130 years ago live on in family legend. Phillip Gulley was a brewer at the Vale of Neath brewery for more than 49 years and his son Phillip junior, set sail in the Phoenix about 1854 only to be shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals.
There were only two survivors from the ship: Captain Baker and Phillip junior. The cannibals taught them to survive and fish until, six months after the disaster, the two men were rescued. Then on reaching Australia, Cap. Baker and Phillip junior went half shares in a gold mine The tale comes from Mrs. Dulcie Lowe of 137 Colchester Road, Kilsyth 3137, Victoria, whose Great-grandfather was Phillip junior.
She would like to know if there is any descendants in South Wales of Phillip junior's sister Eleanor Gulley, who married Rees Thomas. They lived at 20 College Street, Aberdare, Wales and Mrs. Lowe has a letter from that address dated 1905 from Grace Thomas, their daughter.
MRS. LOWE is a second cousin of EDNA BOWEN

Phillip Gulley c1830 - 26 Mar 1883 aged 57, a native of Swansea, Wales, parents not in death index, wed 19 Jan 1853 to Jane Cameron 1834 - 20 June 1912 aged 78, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland
Jane Gulley was the Tarnagulla midwife - her husband died 26 Mar 1883 when their youngest child Margaret was almost 5 years old. She and her son Phillip were away searching for her son William when Rosanna Arnold gave birth Dec 1892 and subsequently she and baby Rosanna both died.
Jane Gulley died in Bendigo on 20 June 1912 aged 78, after living most of her adult years in the Llanelly area. Both she and Phillip are buried in Bendigo.
13 children 1. James Gulley 1856 #2452
2. Twin Jane Gulley 1857 #7368
3. Twin Grace Gulley 1857 #7369 - 1898 #18034 aged 41
4. Phillip Gulley 1859 #4344
5. Mary Ann Gulley 1860 #21645 - 1914
6. Richard John Gulley 1862 #22799
7. Thomas Gulley 1864 #18211 - 1864 #6789 lived 17 days
8. Henry Gulley 1 July 1867 #17626 - 8 Jan 1945
9. Ellen Gulley 4 Nov 1868 #24543
10. William Thomas Gulley 1969 #24943 - 1893 #447 drowned at Barwon Dec 1892 aged 22
11. Jemima Gulley 21 Jan 1872
12. Robenia Alice Gulley 26 Jan 1874
13. Margaret Ann Gulley 9 Apr 1877 #12003
1. James Cameron Gulley 1855 wed 1884 to Harriet Matilda Newman 1864
8 children   1. Margaret Jane Gulley 1884
2. Constance Ada Gulley 1886
3. Frederick John Gulley 1888
4. Philip Henry Gulley 1891
5. Richard John Gulley 1893
6. Gertrude Matilda Gulley 1894
7. Arthur Leslie Gulley 1896
8. Phyllis Eveline Gulley 1899
2. Jane Gulley 11 Mar 1857 - 17 Nov 1924, wed 20 March, 1878 to Adam Graham, 5 children
3. Grace Gulley 1856 - 1898 #18034 aged 41, wed 1881 #4738 to John Bernard Usher 1850 - 1911 #898 son of Sophia Sutton and John Clode Usher, born in Scotland, lived at Tarnagulla then Charlton, 6 children
5. Mary Ann Gulley 1860 - 1914 married John Williams. No children recorded in Victoria
6. Richard John Gulley 1863 wed 1892 to Ada Gertrude Newman 1870, 7th child of John Frederick Newman 1833 - 17 Jul 1882, and Margaret McKenzie 22 Nov 1831 - 25 Oct 1913
2 children   1. Richard John Gulley 1893
2. Myrtle Evelyn Gulley 1894 when her mother is called Ada Gertrude McCalman


8. Henry (Harry) Gulley 1 July 1867 - 8 Jan 1945, married 26 Jan 1910, to Sarah Russell Arnold 13 Jan 1885 - 29 Oct 1916, 6th child of Rosanna Wilson and David Russell Arnold.
2 children   1. Philip Gulley 27 Nov 1910 - 6 Apr 1984, married 13 July 1936 to Olive Jean Tarr 23 Jan 1916 - 7 Dec 1982, daughter of Sophia Adams and William Henry Tarr, daughters Elva and Lynette
2. Robina May Gulley 19 May 1912 married at Kangaroo Flat on 28 Aug 1937 to Albert Julius Danson 19 May 1912, son of Helena Eliza Arnott and David Penman Danson, children are Graeme, Margaret
Harry married second to Hilda Deason
3 sons   3. Herbert Henry Gulley 1920
4. Jack Gulley
5. Thomas Gulley
9. Ellen Gulley 4 Nov 1868 wed 1904 #6331 to Alfred Edmund Adamthwaite 1869 #24088, 3 children
12. Robenia Alice Gulley 26 Jan 1874 wed c1907 to Thomas Chamberlain, widower with a daughter Maud 1903
2 children   1. Vera Alice Chamberlain 1908
2. Robena Margaret Chamberlain 1909
5. Phyllis Clarice Chamberlain born Bendigo 1913
13. Margaret Ann Gulley 9 Apr 1877 wed c1901 to William McKean 1876
2 children   1. Willie Clarence McKean 1902 - 1912 aged 9
2. Philip Henry McKean 1908


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