Baptism of Balandella at Wiseman’s Ferry at the Presbyterian Church. Her mother is Turandurey who accompanied Surveyor General Thomas Livingston Mitchell, down the Lachlan river. Balendella was welcomed by Mitchell’s family in Sydney but sent to the household of Dr Charles Nicholson in 1837 when Mitchell sails to England. Mrs Kathleen Dansay from Gordon in Sydney’s north writes about Ballandella. “Nicholson was my grandfather’s cousin. Sir Charles sent the girl (Ballandella) up to my grandmother and she was nurse to my mother and aunt. Afterwards she married a man called Barber and lived on the Hawkesbury river near Wiseman’s Ferry”. J Brook 1995