Jackie Howe jnr gun shearer was not born at Canning Downs. He was born in Killarney in 1861. His mother had a former husband William Chadbourne and he died in 1864 by drowning in the Condamine River while going to register the birth of William Chadbourne Jnr his second child with Annie Chadbourne (nee Stokes). After his death, Annie met Jack Howe Snr in Warwick and he was a circus performer who went on to become Warwick’s first “Town Crier”