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The Pollocks in Ireland always seemed to be farmers. Little changed in the move to Australia. Grain and livestock farming are still significant Polloccupations

 
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5. Robert Pollock

Robert Pollock married Isabella Annie Wilson at her father's property "Cluster Hills", Balldale on the ll October 1905. Isabella's father was Thomas Wilson, one of the original settlers at Balldale and a long serving member of the Hume Shire Council. Isabella Wilson and Isabella Smeaton (who married George Pollock were cousins. They were named after Isabella Annie Mclver, their common grandmother. More on Isabella Annie Wilson's parents

Robert and Isabella settled on a farm near Balldale called "Glen Ivor",and had 6 children:

  1. Mary A. Pollock (1907-1911)
    • Born at Corowa in 1907. She died of gastro-enteritis in January 1911 as in buried at Goombargana cemetery.
  2. Isobel M. Pollock (1908-1911)
    • Born Corowa 1908 and buried with her older sister and father, also died of gastro-enteritis in 1911.
  3. Christina Ivy Pollock (1909-1961)
    • Born 4 September 1909 at Corowa. She lived with her mother at Balldale, where she taught Sunday school. Chrissie and her mother were the last of the Pollocks at Balldale, moving in June 1937 to Wagga, shortly after the tragic death of her brother Robert. She died in Wagga 16 Jan 1961 after being confined to Wagga Base Hospital for more than four years.
  4. Robert Jonathon Raymond Pollock (1912-1937)
    • Born at Corowa 14 March 1912. His death is reported as follows in The Argus 25 May 1927 : "Robert Raymond Pollock, aged 25 years of Balldale was accidentally shot when rabbit shooting yesterday, and died soon after. With two brothers, one from the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney and the other from the bank at Tallangatta, and a cousin, Pollock was shooting in rough hill country. He tripped and fell and his rifle was discharged the bullet entering his forehead. He was taken to Tallangatta Hospital, but did not regain consciousness". He is buried at Goombargana cemetery.
  5. Bertram George (Bert) Pollock (1913-2001 )
    • Born 21 October 1913 at Corowa. Bert was an officer with the Commonwealth Bank before retirement. His married Alison Graham at Murwillumbah in 1944 and they have a son Tony. They lived at Manly Vale for many years, later residing at Wentworth Falls until moving to Queensland in the 1990s where he passed away 25 November 2001.
  6. Ivor Lindsay (Lin) Pollock. (1915-2000)
    • Born Corowa 3 Aug 1915. He lived in Melbourne where he married Irene Jeffrey on 15 Feb 1942. They had a daughter, Linette. Irene died in 1980. Lin lived at Narooma in later years and passed away 12 August 2000 at Moruya.

Robert Pollock died at "Glen Ivor" on 26 November (October?) 1916, aged 40. According to the Corowa Free Press he "..met his death by a pea rifle would in the head. The deceased has been in failing health for some time, and was under treatment for heart trouble. He had only returned from Corowa on the night in question, after six months treatment in a hospital, when the discharge of a rifle attracted the attention of his relatives, and on inquiry they found the unfortunate man lying on the floor of his room. He died soon afterwards. ... He left a widow and family of five children". (Query: Jack Pollock, a 6th child?). He is buried at Goombargana Cemetery. Later the family moved to a cottage on the outskirts of Balldale.

From electoral rolls it appears the Isabella Annie Pollock (nee Wilson) her daughter Christina Ivy, and her son Robert Jonathon Raymond Pollock were the last Pollocks to remain at Balldale. They were on the electoral roll there in 1936 - with Robert dying in 1937 and the women moving to Wagga in the same year. Isabella died in Wagga 9 August 1960 at 29 Crampton Street where she had been living with her sister Rebecca Hewett. Other brothers and sisters of Isabella Pollock were Madge Wilson, Christine Hall of Ballarat, Kit McDonald of Sydney, George Wilson of Wodonga and Jack Wilson of Balldale and Corowa.

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  1. Pollocks in Donegal Ireland
  2. Kilpatricks in Donegal Ireland
  3. Arrival & Settlement in Australia
  4. Matt Pollock (1874-1950)
  5. Robert Pollock (1876-1916)
  6. Alexander Pollock (1882-1945)
  7. Thomas John Pollock (1884-1964)
  8. George Pollock (1886-1949)
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Thanks to W.J. (Jim) Pollock of Tivockmoy, Donegal; Debbie Pedrana, Kitty Rumble (nee Pollock), the late Alexander Smeaton (Bob) Pollock, the late Bert Pollock, Joyce Hoad (nee Pollock), Trevor Purkiss, Don Pollock, the late Mary Cofield, Fay Miller, Sheree Cooper & Margaret Bonar. This page last modified 4 January 2013