That all sounds very interesting Dafyyd. I shall read more on the weekend!! Thanks so much.
I did read up about Garrett (Cotter Dam) and it seems he was sent out there so that he wouldn't be able to mix with others and not get in any trouble!! Even though Golbourn & Yass were close ... maybe in those days it was a big trip. And then, not every brother gets on either. Especially if one has a bad reputation and the other is trying to buid one.
I am trying to find out who Mary is .. I've found one Mary O'Brien who married a Kelly. Makes me wonder if perhaps Mary Kelly was actually (nee O'Brien) and partly explains Lenny Cotter O'Brien.
Not sure you've seen this website .. thought you might find it interesting http://www.australiancemeteries.com/nsw/harden/galonghs.htm