The Pollocks in Ireland always seemed to be farmers. Little changed in the move to Australia. Grain and livestock farming are still significant Polloccupations
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:
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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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.
last modified 4 January 2013