6a BallyHogan Byron Bay Est 1882

BallyHogan – Piccadilly Hill Coopers Shoot Byron Bay – Family History

Established 4th May 1882 by James Hogan – one of the very first pioneers being 6th selector into Byron Bay. James was born in Ireland c. 1833, died 4 June 1899 – grave in old pioneers cemetery at Tintenbar. Story goes got shot at his front door – some argument over cattle. He came out to Australia with his brother Patrick Hogan around 1861. Patrick lived mostly in Randwick Sydney, and a Mayor of Waterloo (his name stands above the Town Hall entrance in Elizabeth Street). He was one of the first Members of Parliament for the Northern Rivers.

The BallyHogans c.1902:

BallyHogan Byron Bay

The Hogan’s were a key family in the development of Byron Bay and are thus featured in “Time & Tide” History of Byron Bay Centennial ‘1884 – ‘1984 Maurice Ryan – some extracts:

Hogans in Time and Tide

Hogans in Time and Tide

Byron Bay Pioneer Selectors Map:

Byron Bay Selectors Map

Byron Bay Selectors Map

Original Surveyors Map of BallyHogan:

Original BallyHogan Surveyors Map

James Hogan’s Grave at the old Tintenbar Cemetery:

James Hogan c.1883 - 1899

James Hogan c.1883 – 1899

What happened to BallyHogan? A big chunk of it went to the Catholic Church.

Hogans Bangalow Catholic Church

Hogans Bangalow Catholic Church

BallyHogan Byron Bay Lineage:
1. James Hogan b.’1833 – d. 6 June ‘1899
2. Martin Hogan b. 21 Feb ‘1892 – d. 14 May ‘1942
3. Matthew James Hogan b. 15 December ‘1926 – d. ‘2008
4. (Matthew) Peter Hogan b. 26 July ‘1956
5. Tara Hogan b. 31 December ‘2002

Martin Hogan BallyHogan 1892

Martin Hogan supervised the construction of the Broken Head Hall, just down the road from BallyHogan. It was featured in the ABC’s “East of Everything” – the dancing lesson scenes. Martin’s name is engraved on one of the pylons under the hall. 

broken head hall

Matt Hogan did his apprenticeship at Poolman’s Gararge:

Matt Hogan Poolman's Garage

Matt Hogan Poolman’s Garage

One Response to “6a BallyHogan Byron Bay Est 1882”

  1. Shari Turner Says:

    Hi Peter, Im great grand daughter of Catherine Hogan, and Im the daughter of Ronald Francis Johnson.
    Im trying to find some more info on Kevin Francis Hogan, died on Centaur as part of 2/12th field ambulance. I am a paramedic for Qld ambulance and am the first of this side of the family to be in the medical field. I was very touched to find out about Kevin and felt a strong emotional connection as my direct ancestor and also a paramedic. I would very much like to hear from you with some more details.
    Shari Turner nee Johnson.

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