Tierney John D'arcy1851 - 1924 (73 years)
Name Tierney John D'arcy Born 18 Mar 1851 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia [1, 2, 3] Gender Male Baptism 6 May 1851 ,East Maitland, NSW, Australia [3, 4]
- Performed by Rev. John Kenny
Occupation 7 Jul 1886  Contractor Occupation 18 May 1887 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia  Carpenter Occupation 28 Sep 1897 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia  Builder Residence 1900 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia
Occupation 1906 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia Wheelwright and undertaker - Sands Directory 1906 Died 16 Dec 1924 ,Dungog, NSW, Australia [7, 8, 9] Cause: Cerebral Thrombosis, Senility Buried 18 Dec 1924 Dungog Cemetery, Dungog, NSW, Australia 
- Roman Catholic Section. Conducted by Michael Bourke
Obituary 19 Dec 1924  Residence Mackey Street, Dungog, NSW, Australia _ATTR ,Dungog, NSW, Australia  Notes
- Rifle Club - points score for Sheridan Trophy J. Tierney 38 (3rd place)
- Dennis Tierney and progress committee re his application to purchase a section of Windeyer street Dungog. He owned nos. 11, 12, 13 an 14 in the street.
- In Stroud building operations on an exten-
sive scale are going on with great activity- the new post and telegraph office and the new Public school and teacher's residence with out-offices. Young Mr. Tierney, of Dungog, is the contractor for the latter. He labours under a great disadvantage for the want of any easy, practicable road between the two towns. However, thanks to the agitation that appeared in the columns of the Mercury, the Superintendent of Roads has at last tackled this line in a most determined manner, and clearly shows that he is the right man in the right place, if sufficient funds were placed at his disposal : he is making extensive deviations from the old impracticable route, and has a great number of men employed all along the line. When the works they have now in hand are finished it will be a real boon to the people of these districts.
There was some appearance of a change to rain this (Friday) evening, but the wind has veered round to due north and is now blowing strong, so there is no hope of rain for the present.
Friday, Feb. 15. 
- Accepted Tenders.-The undermentioned ten- ders in connection with Public Schools have been Accepted :-Newcastle, painting and repairs, William Southon, £169 9s ; Pilliga, fencing, William Brummell, £23 ; Hanbury, improvements and repairs, F. G. Bannister, £98 10s ; Dungog, erecting weathershed, J. Tierney, £86 ; Wickham, 
- THE NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL AND TEACHER'S RESIDENCE.-These buildings are now com- pleted, to the satisfaction of the educational department. They occupy a most favourable position, being central, yet far enough re- moved from the main street to prevent the children's studies being interrupted by the noise of passing traffic. The site, too, being elevated, is rather a pleasant onE, command- ing a view of the whole of the northern end of the town, recreation ground, etc., while on the other side is the extensive town common
bounded by the Silos Hill, the chief ornament to our township. The schoolhouse is built of brick on brick and cement foundation, with walls 18 feet high. Ventilation has received due consideration, and ventilators are let into the walls every few feet together with several large windows of stained glass. This building contains one large schoolroom neatly fitted up with desks on iron pedestals, raised in tiers, and all other necessary school fur- niture, also a gallery railed off for the use of the younger scholars. Under the same roof is a class room 17ft. x 14ft. for religious instruction. This too is fitted with seats also raised in tiers, with the same proportion of ventilation as the larger room, from which it is separated by a hall 6ft. wide. This hall is fitted with iron hooks in several rows for the children's hats, cloaks, etc. The hall leads into two lavatories-one for each sex,-which are fur- nished with every convenience for the com- fort and cleanliness of the children. To the rear of this building is a weather-shed 40 x 12ft., divided, and fitted with seats fastened to the walls. The teacher's residence, which stands a little distance to the west of the schoolhouse, presents a very neat and attrac- tive appearance ; but upon closer examination appears too small for comfort, containing only four rooms and a kitchen. However, this defect is being remedied by the member for the district. A hall leads through the building from back to front, opening on to the verandah, with a French light. The rooms and hall are plastered and sealed, the walls being straw colored, which is nicely matched by the colors in which all the wood- work is painted, thus presenting a pleasing appearance both inside and out. A large underground tank, connected with a pump fixed near the back verandah, has been made. This will prove a great boon, both to the teacher and to the scholars, in the hot summer months. The whole of the buildings have been covered with corrugated iron, that on the verandahs being painted. The verandah posts are all nicely ornamented and painted ; in fact, every detail has been carried out in a thorough workmanlike manner. The general appearance of the school is greatly improved by having a bell tower, 12 feet high, built of carved sandstone, erected on the eastern end. The grounds are enclosed by a substantial three-railed fence, and subdivided by cross fences, with slip-rails and wicket-gates, where necessary. Mr. John Tierney, of Dungog, is the contractor for these buildings, the good finish and general appearance of which do him much credit. Mr. R F. Crichton, Clerk of Works to the Department of Public In- struction, has superintended progress by periodical visits. The final inspection was made last week, when that gentleman ex- pressed his entire approval of the manner in which the whole of the works have been carried out.-Besides the school several other private buildings have been, and now are, in course of erection, thus testifying to the prosperity of the township, which seems to have received a slight impetus in affairs in general.
The weather of late has been mild and
Stroud, May 13th, 1885. 
- A NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING.-On Mon- day night, a carpenter of the name of Fury, in the employ of Mr, Tierney and Son, had been sacrificing to Bacchus in some of the temples in the town, and when they shut up, in wending' his way to his lodgings, he entirely lost his reckoning, and fell plump into the creek. The sudden immersion, no doubt, sobered him so far that he had sense enough to grasp the branches of a tree that stood in the water, into which he clambered. But the flood was rising rapidly around him. He had to climb up and up as the water rose till by daylight he had got to the very top of the tree, and surrounded on all sides by water ten or twenty feet deep, where he was discovered by young Mr. Tierney and Mr. Montgomery, who were look- ing for him, as he had failed to appear at his lodg- ings, The question now was how to effect a rescue ? There was no boat to be had, so they wisely adopted the system of the rocket apparatus. They got a long rope, and shied it into the top of the tree, by which he was hauled on to terra firma a sadder if not a wiser man than he was over his wine the night
- THE JOHN TIERNEY prosecuted at the last
District Court, held in Maitland, is NOT the JOHN TIERNEY, Wheelwright, of Dungog;.
(Signed) JOHN TIERNEY 
- WANTED, BRICKMAKERS to MAKE and
BURN ABOUT 90,000 BRICKS. All materials convenient. Apply
8023 Dungog. 
- Muster Role of Dungog Reserve Rifle Company 
Person ID I85 GeniAus Family Tree Last Modified 27 May 2020
Father Tierney Denis, b. Between 1811 and 1814, ,Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland , d. 3 Feb 1894, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia (Age ~ 83 years) Mother Darcy Elizabeth, b. Bef 22 Apr 1816, ,Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland , d. 26 Mar 1858, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia (Age > 41 years) Married 17 Apr 1839 ,Templemore, Tipperary, Ireland Family ID F82 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Kealy Mary, b. Bef 29 Apr 1855, ,Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny, Ireland , d. 17 Sep 1931, Mackay Street,Dungog, NSW, Australia (Age > 76 years) Married 7 Jul 1886 St Johns Cathedral, West Maitland, NSW, Australia [5, 9] Children 1. Tierney Mary, b. 18 May 1887, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia , d. 10 Feb 1977, Jenny-Lynn Nursing Home, Brighton-le-sands, NSW, Australia (Age 89 years) 2. Tierney Patrick Joseph, b. 7 Apr 1889, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia , d. 1 Dec 1931, 310 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (Age 42 years) 3. Tierney Jane, b. 10 Mar 1891, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia , d. 31 Aug 1970, ,,NSW,Australia (Age 79 years) 4. Tierney Eliza, b. 17 Feb 1893, ,Dungog, NSW, Australia , d. 31 Jul 1953, General Hospital, Toowoomba,Queensland, Australia (Age 60 years) Last Modified 16 May 2016 Family ID F15 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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TIERNEY JOHN D DENIS ELIZA
- [S23] Birth Certificate.
Daughter: Mary Tierney
- [S33] Baptismal certificate.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, V1851643 68.
- [S19] Marriage Certificate.
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Sep 1897 Page 7.: Government Gazette.
Dungog, erection of a weathershed, J
Tierney £49 10s
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. Dungog 1924 20526.
- [S130] Book, Dungog General Cemetery - Roman Catholic Section Early church Register 1920-1951 Page 43.
- [S24] Death Certificate.
- [S2883] Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), Friday 19 December 1924 Page 2.
Death occurred on Wednesday of one of Dungog's oldest born natives in the person of John D'Arcy Tier ney, aged 73, who came into this world within twenty yards' of the house in which he had so long re sided. Of late years, Mr. Tierney had been falling gradually and his end was not unexpected. He is sur vived by his sorrowing widow and a
family of one son and three daugh ters, Mary (Mrs. Curry, of Cano wiudra), Patrick (Sydney), Jane (Dungog), and Eliza (Mrs. Moore, of Dungog). There are also ten grandchildren. Deceased was an only son and his three sisters' pre deceased him. Except -for a couple of years spent at Murrurundi, the late Mr. Tierney had resided in Dungog all -his life. He was married in Maitland in 1886. He was of a genial nature, always with ready humor and happy coun tenance. He followed the occupa tion of wheelwright until he retired from business. Deceased, in his early days was a great follower of racing, and when nine years of age, he sustained an injury to his' head from a racehorse he was riding on the old Hanley's Creek course. He and Mr. S. Phillips' were, until his -death, the only two surviving resi dents who rode on that old course. The late Mr. Tierney had been identified with church work all his life. 'For„many years he was secre taryof the Catholic Church. In fact he had a hand in the building of the holy edifice. Just before his death, he received the last sacred rites of the church at the hands of Rev. Mark Carlton, and all members of the family were present at the bedside. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Tierney and family in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday when deceased's mortal remains were laid to rest In the Catholic portion of the Dungog cemetery, Father Bourke reading tlie last prayers. There was a large at tendance of sympathisers, and many beautiful wreaths were received. Amongst the chief mourners' were Mr. Paitrick Tierney and Messrs. L., P. and J. Nolan (Newcastle), W. and D. Keogh (Vacy), and Mr. H. Kealy.
- [S2883] Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), Tuesday 11 April 1933.
DUNGOG CATHOLIC CHURCH. — ^ —
St. Mary's Catholic Church, at Dun- gog, has been demolished and will be replaced by a new; edifice. on the new site next to the Convent. , Mr. C. Burg, of East Maitland, had the contract for pulling down the building. His price was £58. - The high- est tender was a local one and it was for £700.
During the work a. brick was found bearing the inscription,' May 1868. That was evidently the date of erec- tion. It is stated 'by Mr. Toyer that his father made the bricks and the builds ing was erected by the father of Mr. T. Moylan, of, Brookfield and the father of the late John Tierney. Thirteen tenders were received for the new church, ranging from £4,419 to £5,700. The successful tenderers were Messrs. McGrovey and 'Keenan, of Hamilton. Mr. P. Gannon of Lamb ton, is the architect. Until the new edifice is completed, Mass is being held in the Convent school hall. . Rev. Father Bourke who, is busily occupied - in connection with the change, has no fears albout the finan- cial results. He is confident that he will receive the full support of his parishioners and -friends.
One of the builders of the original Catholic Church in Dungog.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, Tuesday 19 February 1884.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, Tuesday 16 December 1890.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, Saturday 16 May 1885.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, Thursday 17 May 1883.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, 20 October 1888.
- [S9] Maitland Mercury, 27 October 1881.
- [S134] Clipping, Unsourced from Newcastle Library.
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