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7501 «b»Area:«/b» Monumental Cemetery «b»Location:«/b» C3 «b»Number:«/b» 32.00 PITT Sarah Elizabeth (I935)
7502 «b»Area:«/b» Monumental Cemetery «b»Location:«/b» C3 «b»Number:«/b» 32.00 HOWARD Lorenzo (I17216)
7503 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I20078)
7504 «b»Birth Notice: BLUNDEN (nee Frater)«/b» - December 12, at Canterbury Hospital, to Pat and John - a daughter (Dianne Elizabeth) BLUNDEN Dianne Elizabeth (I10686)
7505 «b»Birth Transcript. «u»
«/u»«/b»NAME«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»David, illegitimate«i»«tab»«tab»«tab»«/i»
DATE OF BIRTH«tab»«tab»«tab»25«sup»th«/sup» April 1891
PLACE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Crown Lane, Ultimo«u»«i»
«/u»«/i»SEX OF CHILD«tab»«tab»«tab»Male
FATHER«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
OCCUPATION«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
AGE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
BIRTHPLACE«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
DATE OF MARRIAGE«tab»«tab»No entry
PLACE OF MARRIAGE«tab»«tab»No entry
MOTHER«tab»Elizabeth Digby
AGE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»39 years
INFORMANT«tab»«tab»«tab»Elizabeth Digby, mother, Crown Lane, Ultimo Darling Street, Glebe
PRESENT AT BIRTH«tab»«tab»Dr Lyden and Mrs Boylan (nurse)
NOTES«tab»Registered Charles Pinhey, 16«sup»th«/sup» June 1891, Sydney 
GOODWILLIE David Digby (I16194)
7506 «b»Birth:«/b» Circa 1852 - Ireland
«b»Residence:«/b» 1901 Census - 19 Bolckow Terr, North Eston, Eston, Yorkshire, England
«b»Wife:«/b» Hannah Ellis
«b»Children:«/b» Samuel E Ellis, Margaret Ellis, Elizabeth Ellis, Lilly Ellis, Annie Ellis

«b»Birth:«/b» Circa 1852 - Ireland
«b»Residence:«/b» 1891 Census - 7 Milbank St, Stockton on Tees, Durham, England
«b»Wife:«/b» Hannah Ellis
«b»Children:«/b» David Ellis, Annie Ellis, Samuel Ellis, Maggie Ellis, Minnie Ellis
ELLIS Richard (I27594)
7507 «b»Blanche Marion married Albert Edwin Heagney at the age of twenty. Nine years later, in 1912 Albert Heagney died, leaving Blanche a widow at the age of 29 with five young sons. Blanche had an outstanding musical talent and following the death of her husband, she took up teaching music and soon had many pupils. At night she played the piano at dances and various social functions. During World War 1 she gave unsparingly of her services and played voluntarily at every farewell function around Narrabri. She treasured the many letters she received from various patriotic committees. When silent movies came to the local theatre in Narrabri, Blanche provided the musical background to the pictures. For some years she supplemented her musical activities by managing the Narrabri Musical Store. Legions of young folk in towns in far flung places such as Walgett, Gunnedah and Mungindi learned to dance to her music. In her later years, she confined her activities to playing at socials and house parties, and if you needed an orchestra she provided one including her sons as instrumentalists.«/b»
«b»Bla nche died at the Newcastle Hospital in May 1940 after a long illness. She's buried at Narrabri Cemetery in the Presbyterian section beside her husband Alfred.«/b» 
EATHER Blanche Marion (I18751)
7508 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2637)
7509 «b»Captain Myrle Mary Eileen Moston
Service number: NFX125936«/b»
«b»Unit: Ships Staff Centaur AANS«/b»
Date of death: «b»14 May 1943«/b»
Commemorated on: Panel «b»96«/b»
Conflict: «b»Second World War, 1939-1945«/b» 
MOSTON Myrle Mary Eileen (I17909)
7510 «b»Children
1. Hermine Catherina C Westerweller«/b» (1867 - 1950)
2. «b»Alfred Adam George Westerweller«/b» (1869 - 1943)
3. «b»Emil Wallace Westerweller«/b» (1870 - 1957)
4. «b»Lena Meta Westerweller«/b» (1874 - )
5. «b»Meta Matilda Westerweller«/b» (1877 - 1878)
6.«b»Theodosia Meta Westerweller«/b» (1880 - 1970)
7. «b»Harold Donald Kenneth Westerweller«/b» (1883 - 1935)
8. «b»Catherine Westerweller«/b» ( - 1885) 
Family F4033
7511 «b»Children of James or Francis Wood and Jean Dickie«/b»
The Old Parish Registers in Scotland (OPR's) are computerised as are the Statutory Records after 1855 and the Census Returns 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901. 2009 NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: Let's look at the evidence a) 03rd July 1804 TARBOLTON. The Marriage entry in OPR for William Wood = Agnes Smith states that both of them actually resided in the PARISH of TARBOLTON when thet married.. b) 09th Dec 1804, (only 05 months later), their son JAMES was baptised in TARBOLTON. Thus, JAMES is the 01st child of the Marriage and it was "common practice" to name the firstborn son after the Father's Father. c) I searched ALL Scottish OPR records 01st Jan 1804 to 31 Dec 1854. I found 08 children born to William Wood/s and Agnes Smith. Their son FRANCIS was born on 24th Feb 1824 and was their 08th child . If Francis were the name of Williams father, this would be very unusual, however, it is possible, I need more evidence!! d) Census 1841 William gives his age as 59yrs born in Ayrshire making his birth about 1782 and his son Francis is entered as aged 15yrs. e) Census 1851 William gives his age as 75yrs born Ayr, Ayrshire making his birth about 1776 and his son Francis is entered as aged 25yrs. They were living in Main St Newmilns. NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: It was common for people to give out different dates for their age, marriage etc. Unlike today, it was not an issue. ie People were not constantly required to produce evidence of Birth, Marriage etc in their everyday lives. f) 17th Aug 1856 William died in Main St Newmilns and his son John gives his age as about 80yrs making his birth about 1776. He also gives his parents names as Francis Wood (blacksmith) and Jean Dickie. g) I have searched ALL the OPR Records in Scotland from 01st Jan 1760 to 31st Dec 1785 for the Birth/Bapt of a William Wood or Woods. There are no William Wood's recorded with parents named Francis Wood/Jean Dickie or James Wood/Jean Dickie or with a mother named Jean Dickie. NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: I also checked various spellings of Forenames and Surnames etc. h) In some of the OPR's in Scotland, only the Father of the child is recorded and not the mother. Thus I checked for the Birth of a William Wood/s where the Father's name was entered as: FRANCIS. There were NONE. I also checked for the Birth/Bapt of a WILLIAM WOOD/S where the Father's name was entered as: JAMES. There were only TWO in the whole of Scotland and BOTH of them were born in TARBOLTON. (one in 1765 and one in 1771) i) I also checked for the Birth/Bapt of EVERY CHILD with the Surname Wood/Woods born in the County of Ayrshire between 01st Jan 1720 and 31st Dec 1854. There were only TWO children with surname WOOD and with a mother named DICKIE and BOTH of them were born in MAYBOLE One was Agnes Wood with Birth/Bapt in 1778 Father: James Wood Mother: Jeen Dickie and the other was Francis Wood with Birth/Bapt in 1779. j) I decided to purchase a copy of the original BIRTH/BAPT entries today. (ie. Friday 17th July 2009) 23/01/1765 WOOD WILLIAM JAMES WOOD/ M Tarbolton /AYR 619/ 0010 0117. "James Wood in ????? his son William was Baptized 23rd Jan 1765" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I am unable to read ????? but it looks to be the same place as recorded in the entry for the other child born in 1771 to a father named James 12/05/1771 WOOD WILLIAM JAMES WOOD/ M Tarbolton /AYR 619/ 0010 0142. "James Wood in ????? his son, William was Baptized the same day" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I am unable to read ????? but it looks to be the same place as recorded in the entry for the other child born in 1765 to a father named James 20/09/1778 WOOD AGNES JAMES WOOD/JEEN DICKIE FR291 F Maybole /AYR 605/ 0020 0117. "On 20th Sept 1778 James Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a daughter born in lawful Marriage Baptized named Agnes". 19/12/1779 WOOD FRANCIS FRANCIS WOOD/JEAN DICKIE FR298 M Maybole /AYR 605/ 0020 0124. "On 21st Dec 1779 Francis Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a son born in lawful Marriage the 19th Baptized, named Francis" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: A "Smith" is also the term used for a "Blacksmith" which was entered in William's Death Cert as the Trade of his Father, Francis. k) The local landscape The distance between Maybole and Ayr 09 miles, Maybole and Brig O Doon 06 miles, Maybole and Tarbolton 15 miles. Tarbolton and the Brig O Doon 09 miles, Tarbolton and Ayr 07 miles and from the Brig O Doon to Ayr 02 miles. The Brig O Doon is a 13th Century humpbacked Bridge over the River Doon made famous in the Poem "Tam O' Shanter" by Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard.. l) I searched the Scottish Records again for ALL people (ie not just William) born in Ayrshire in the relevant period with Surname WOOD and Father named James or Francis. Here is the result and my transcription of the text: NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: Where I have entered ?????, in the Transcription, I was unable to read the name but they are ALL obviously the same place!! Chronologically they all fit in with the evidence that James and Francis are the same person!! 20/03/1763 WOOD MARGARET (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0113 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Margaret was Baptized 20th Mar 1763." ============================= 23/01/1765 WOOD WILLIAM (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0117 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his son William was Baptized 23rd Jan 1765" ============================= 01/02/1767 WOOD MARY (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0125 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Mary was Baptized the same day" ============================= 16/11/1768 WOOD JANET (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0131 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Janet was Baptized 16th Nov 1768." ============================= 12/05/1771 WOOD WILLIAM (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0142 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his son, William was Baptized the same day". ============================= 20/09/1778 WOOD AGNES (OPR BIRTHS 605/ 0020 0117 Maybole). "On 20th Sept 1778 James Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a daughter born in lawful Marriage Baptized named Agnes" . ============================= 19/12/1779 WOOD FRANCIS (OPR BIRTHS 605/0020 0124 Maybole) "On 21st Dec 1779 Francis Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a son born in lawful Marriage the 19th Baptized, named Francis" ============================= 14/02/1783 WOOD FRANCIS (OPR BIRTHS 605/0020 0143 Maybole) "14th Feb 1783 Francis Wood and -------- had a son born in lawful marriage baptized Francis" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I'm not fully convinced on this one yet though it's interesting that in the IGI the Parents have been privately submitted by different people as Francis Wood/Jean Dickie AND AS James Wood/Jean Dickie (even though no mother is stated in the original entry) ============================= CONCLUSION Taking into consideration ALL the above evidence, I believe James Wood = Jeen Dickie and Francis Wood = Jean Dickie are actually one and the same person. Their children were born only one year apart, both children were born in Maybole, both James and Francis were "Blacksmiths" at the Brig O Doon and both were married to a Jean/Jeen Dickie. Under the these circumstances, in such a small village as Maybole, I believe it is unlikely there would be TWO Blacksmiths with the surname Wood working at the Brig O Doon and both of them married to a Jean/Jeen Dickie. When taken with the Fact that William named his first child James rather than Francis (as stated in his Death Cert) it looks like his Father either decided to change his name from James to Francis or his name may have been James Francis etc. On the other hand, James/Francis probably couldn't read and write and it could have been an error when the Registrar entered the name Francis etc On top of this, there are the Facts that no William Wood is recorded in the OPR with a Father named Francis whereas, between 1760 and 1785, there are only TWO William Wood's born to a Father named JAMES, BOTH were born in the village of TARBOLTON (which is only 07 miles from Ayr and 15 Miles from Maybole) and BOTH entries give same place of residence for James. TARBOLTON is also where William married Agnes Smith. Then we have the results of my search for EVERY person born with Surname WOOD/S in Ayrshire. We find that where no mother is named and the Father is either JAMES or FRANCIS, the only ones recorded are in Tarbolon and Maybole and they all fit chronologically etc Given ALL the above Facts I believe it is reasonable to presume that the William Wood who married Agnes Smith 03rd July 1804 and Died on 17 Aug 1956 was most likely the same Willam Wood born on 12th May 1771 in Tarbolton. It is also reasonable to presume that his father was James Wood, also known as Francis Wood, and his mother was Jean Dickie. It is also reasonable to presume, where no name is given for the Mother that she is in fact Jean Dickie and that ALL the above named children are siblings. Phew!! After this, I'm going to need a break!! Widzy (William Fowlds Wood) 
WOOD James / Francis (I14319)
7512 «b»Confirmation
16 April 1903 • Warkworth Parish Church,
«/b»By the bishop of newcastle. First communion Easter Day, 12 April 1903. This was probably a requirement for her subsequent wedding at the same church in December 1904
HUTCHINSON Catherine Ann (I21917)
7513 «b»Copy of a conversation Between Elsie Bailey nee Whelan and Dorothy Godon - Giving Elsie's answer's only. - Made in the 1980's.«/b»
My Grandmother was Fanny Amelia Whalan. Her 1st husband was John Ripley and they had 2 children, Fanny Albertha and George. John ripley died at Captains Flat NSW in a mining accident. She later married John Whalan at Bathurst. He was killed there in a mining accident as well. The 2nd marriage gave her 4 children, Minnie Mary Ann, Ida Hester, Oscar and Arthur. My mother was Minnie Mary Ann....Wasn't it brave of her to come into a strange place on the recommendation of two doctors! She knew Dr.* very well but did not know the other one very well. These 2 Dr's had a lease on Ukalunda mine. They asked her to travel to Ukalunda (in Queensland) in the position of making bread for the miners working at the mine. There were about 40-50 of them. In return for her making bread she was promised a building in which to bake abd a house to live in. I dont think she was paid any money. She made extra to sell for her own benefit, extra cakes and tarts as well.Up until her arrival there were no women on the field at Ukalunda. She came from Captains Flat (NSW) to Ukalunda (Qld). Bowen had been settled for a short while. She was really going into the unknown. She would have had to travel by boat to Bowen and then by coach to Ukalunda. There were no buildings along the way. I dont think she would of been frightened and if she was she would have kept it to herself.I don't think there were any women at all in the area in those days. She would not have seen another women in ages. I can remember when the Talberts came to Mt.McConnell and that was a long time after. The children had no playmates. I don't know how they got on for school, she must have taught themherself. There was no school there. My mother was about 11 when they arrived in Ukalunda. I don't know if my mother ever went on holidays. She died in Townsville. My Grandmother used to go to Bowen but I don't think she went anywhere else. My mother knew my father in NSW that is why her. My Grandmother used to say that he followed my mother up.My father was John James Whelan. He began work in the mines but he did not stay there long. He built a hotel in Ukalunda. It had a lot of bedrooms. A great big dining room and it had a colonial oven. The colonial oven was about two feet wide and it had a fire on the top with a grate over the top and had lots of pots and pans on top and under the fire was another fire with an oven between the two fires. The oven was very big. The oven was factory made and carted to Ukalunda. The bar was much the same as bars are today. There were boarders in the hotel. There was not much passing traffic. There was a Judge Cooper who used to own Harvest Home he use to come through a lot. We used to laugh at him because he wore a night shirt. My father was the hotel keeper and a justice of the peace, the butcher and the baker, He was the leader of the community.
The Randalls had "Hidden Valley".My parents married in Townsville. I don't know why they did not marry in Bowen. They would have travelled by buggy. Everybody seemed to own four horses and a buggy. The seating in the buggy was good. My father used to strap my sister and I in on the seat while he was driving so we wouldn't fall out. My Grandmother rode a horse very well. If anybody got sick she used to attend to them. She was called to attend anybody who was sick, and any births. She was called to "Glendon Station" once in the middle of the night. She set off on horseback and rode 20miles.I was about 4 when my mother died. My father blamed Dr.Becket, you know how peoplw blame doctors, but I don't know. She was only ill for a short time. My father took her to Townsville for an operation. He must have thought she would get better treatment in Townsville then Bowen. She made the journey in a four-in-hand. My father had a big job on his hands after her death. My Aunt "Mrs.Fred Gordon" looked after us. She took the place of a mother.We had our own cottage beside the hotel. Our father would never allow us into the hotel. We had no hope of getting in there. Several people worked at the hotel including Aunty Ida(Hester Ida Whalan-Gordon) she was the housekeeper. Mostly spirits were served at the hotel. The bottles were kepts cool by putting them in a bucket with a rope on the end and lowering it into the well. My father killed his own meat for the hotel. A team would come from Bowen about four times a year with groceries. We always kept plenty of flour and dried milk. We had plenty of fresh vegetables. Father had a full time gardner at the hotel. We only had english potatoes when the groceries came and when they ran out we had sweet potatoes. We really looked forward to the groceries coming. We never had much fruit. We had a lot of oranges and apples.We had a lot of dried fruit. My Grandmother made her own lemon peel, I don't know how but it looked just like the lemon peel you buy now.She had her own lemon, grapefruit and date trees. We used to get into the dates.I Began school at Ukalunda. My father built the school with other people. There was only a hand full of school age children. The first school teacher was Miss Parish. Kitty McMun was a teacher too. The parish girls came from Ravenswood so they were use to a mining town. At the time Ravenswood was a busy town and even had a hospital there. If anyone needed at Ukalunda they had to go to my Grandmother. I bet she wouldn't have anything to do with a lot of the remedies they have today. She had her own. We had a great old doctor in Bowen she used to talk to a lot. He used to tell her a lot. He and his wife a Miss MacKenzie used to visit Grandmother a lot in Ukalunda.We use to visit Mt.Connell a lot, we used to go for the day, there were a lot of little mines around the area.I did Primary School at Ukalunda and then went to the convent in Bowen as a boarder. I was about 13 at the time. My father took me down in the four-in-hand. The trip took about 2 days. The first day we would travel as far as the Euri Creek Hotel and into Bowen the next day. After that we had a car we use to always call in at Strathmore and have tea and cake there.I cannot remember seeing my first picture show, but it would have been in Mackay. I remember the Bowen River when I was young, when the races were on, everybody would pitch a tent. It was like one big happy family, it is different now. The hotel was there but it was much bigger then it is now. There is a tree growing there now which would of been where the bedrooms were then. When I was a child my father had the catering at the Bowen River Races. This would be about 1910. My father had race horses. The station people had race horses and there was a lot of compertition. Collinsville was not settled at that time. There was a dance at night. There was a timber floor outside the hotel. No one ever wanted to go to bed, there was never much time for sleep. My father had a mail run, he started at Ukalunda went to * and the Bowen man meet him there. He did this in his buggy. He used to bring us back grapes. There was a school at Normandby. I was in boarding school for three years. They taught us how to sew very well. My father used to take us to Bowen to a lady called Mrs Zimmerman, she used to make our clothes.My father had a dreadful row with his church , catholic, not with the church but with his family over the church, because he wanted to marry my mother who was Church of England. He was a very strong catholic, he did everything right in the church. He was a alter boy. My grandmother "Mam" (mothers mother) was very bigoted church person and my fathers mother was just as bigoted a catholic. When my parents were married my father's mother and father cut him out of the family. They wouldn't have anything to do with him because he married out of the church. Years and Years went by and my fathers mother became more bigoted then ever. She never accepted the marriage. We children were reared catholic but never christened. My father died when we were in the Bowen convent. As my father had not been to church for all of those years the funneral was arranged by the Church of England minister, the Reverant Ash. When Grandmother "Mam" came and heard that, she came to the convent with the priest and the Church of England minister, and told us that she had arranged to have our father buried by a priest. She said " He is a catholic and I want him buried in his own church". I didn't realise it at the time but later I thought that was pretty terrific or her especially as she had been so bitter an the other people had given him such a raw deal. Both ministers went to the graveside and read a service. This was very unusual in those days, but my Grandmother was very unusual women and very strong.When my fathers mother heard that my father had died she wrote to my grandmother "Mam" and said she wanted us to go to her and not stay in Ukalunda. She was very well off and said that she could do far more for us then Mam could do. She lived in Victoria. Grandmother "Mam" didn't want to part with us but she agreed that the other grandmother could do more for us. There was a man called Willie Daily from the Mount Douglas hotel, he was managing Yakamunda Station at the time, he and my father were like brothers. It was arranged that Willie would take us to Victoria. We didn't want to go, but in those days you would never dream of expressing an opinion. We got to Gladstone, we went by buggy. There were friends of our fathers there who kept a store, by the name of "Friend". We were to stay with them for a week. During that week we got word from our grandmother in Visctoria to make sure that we were christened catholic, otherwise, she said "don't bring them to me". So what do you think he did, he was catholic too, he got word to our Grandmother "Mam" in Ukalunda telling her about this and she said "bring the children home to me, I can't give them anything, only love but i will give them plenty of that". We were so happy to get home and so ws Mam to have us back. We never heard from the other grandmother again.Before my grandmother took over my fathers hotel there was people called Greenhotch from Bowen and they leased the hotel for 12 months after my father died and then my grandmother took it over. I used to work there too but we were not allowed in the bar. Aunty Ida was the housekepper....
Notes of Elsie Bailey nee Whelan. 1980's. 
WHELAN Elsie Eveleen (Evelyn) Ida (I1542)
7514 «b»Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 20 November 1936 p 5 Article

«i»The death occurred in Wagga last night of a very highly respected resident of Wagga and district, Mrs.Matilda Rapley, of Narandera road, at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Rapley, who had suffered a long illness was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and came to Australia when in her teens, in a sailing ship. She came to Wagga on landing and had resided in Wagga and district ever since. Mrs Rapley was a very ardent worker for the Church of Christ. She had been failing in health for the last eight years and during the last five weeks, had been in hospital in Wagga. Her husband, David Rapley died in 1924, and she is survived by three daughters; Mrs. F. Cheney of Narandera-road Wagga, Mrs. L. Seppings, of Crampton-street Wagga, Mrs. Walter Angel of Rowan, and three sons, Messrs. George Rapley ,of Lake Albert, Maurice Rapley of 'Grand View' Wagga and David Rapley of Dubbo; Mr. Thomas Hamilton, of 'Woorama' Urana-road, Wagga, is a nephew.
The funeral will move from to Mr J. C. McDonald's premises, Baylis-street, at 2 o'clock tomorrow for the Wagga cemetery.«/i» 
HAMILTON Matilda (I6046)
7515 «b»Daily Advertiser Saturday 5 August 1933 p 4 Article«/b»
The funeral of Walter James Cheney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cheney, of "Riverton,' Narandera road, who died in the Wagga District Hospital on Thursday last at the age of 11 years and 11 months, took place yesterday, leaving the hospital at 2.30 o'clock. The cortege included a large number of relatives and friends from Malebo, Narandera road, Turvey Park, and Wagga. The interment took place in the Church of England portion of the Wagga cemetery. The carriers were Messrs. William Cheney (bro- ther), Maurice Rapley and Edward Oakman (uncles), and Bert Roy (brother-in-law). The Rev. E. L. Ed- wards officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were his father, Wil- liam Cheney (brother), Mr. and Mrs. Bert Boy (sister and brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cheney, Mr. Edward Oakman, Mr, and Mrs. Maurice Rapley, Mr. and Mrs. Loch Seppings (uncles and aunts). His mother was unable to be present owing to illness Among others pre- sent were Mr. and Mrs. C. G. M'Clel- lan (Mr. M'Clellan is headmaster of the Malebo Public School, of which the deceased was a promising pupil), Jeffrey Robinson of Malebo (a school mate), Mrs. E. Robinson, Mr. F. Sim- monds, Mrs. Simmonds, Mrs. W. Glover, Mrs. M. Reineker, Mrs. W. Alchin, (Mrs. A. Day, and others. The coffin was covered with floral tributes including a wreath from Mr. C. G. M'Clellan and pupils of the Malebo school. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. M'Intosh Bros., of Wagga.

CHENEY Walter James (I6071)
7516 «b»Daily Telegraph, Page 16. Friday June 14, 1985.«/b» Old Woman Caught in Blaze. An elderly woman was trapped between a cupboard and her bedroom door while flames engulfed the room. Mrs Violet Roberts, 91, of Williughby fell out of bed on Wednesday night, after she became entangled in her electric blanket. With the blanket still caught around her, Mrs Roberts crawled along the floor while trying to free herself. The wires of the blanket short-circuited, sending out sparks which ignited Mrs Roberts wardrobe. Her door became jammed against the wardrobe and she was trapped. «b»Black Smoke.«/b» Fireman from Willoughby and Crows Nest were called to the house after a neighbor reported black smoke billowing from the brick cottage. One of her resurers from Willoughby Fire Brigade, who did not wish to be named, said "By the time we attended the house , it was a dungeon of smoke. "We donned breathing apparatus and made a thorough check. We found Mrs Roberts trapped in her room unconscious and on the brink of asphyxiation. We were able to drag Mrs Roberts from the house where brigade men revived her with only minutes to spare". She was in a satisfactory condition under sedation in Royal North Shore Hospital yesterday, suffering minor burns. A fire brigade spokesman issued a warning to elderly people after Mrs Roberts narrow escape. "An electric blanket should be used only to heat up a bed." he said "All people should turn off the electric blanket once they are ready for bed. A person's body heat will then maintain the warmth and they can sleep soundly knowing they are free from the threat of an electrical fire". ROBERTS Violet Vera (I2285)
7517 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I13165)
7518 «b»Death & Funeral Notice - Central Coast Express Advocate - 22 Sep 2000FRATER, Daphne Camilla.«/b» MBE - 19 Sep 2000. Of Tarragal House Erina, Formaly of East Gosford and Narrabri. Much loved wife of George (deceased) Will be missed by Lyn and family and Dennis. Aged 87 years.
The funeral service for Daphne will be held in the Rose Chapel, Palmdale Crematorium, Palmdale Road, Ourimbah on Monday (25 Sep 2000) commencing at 10.30 am. Please meet at the chapel. 
BARRETT Daphne Carmilla (I7365)
7519 «b»Death & Funeral Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 3 Sep 1996.FRATER. David Gordon (Duncan)«/b» - August 31, 1996 passed away peacefully loving husband of Edna (deceased) devoted father and father inlaw of Ken and Daph, Beryl and Rhse, Pat and John garndfather of Julie Wendy Tony Lisa Bronwyn Davyd Peter and Dianne great grandfather of their families.
Much loved grandfather and great grandfather of Peter Dianne Kerry Kristy and Chris, affectionatly known as Bear Bear. We will always cherish the wonderful happy times together.
Grandfather and Great-Grandfather of Davyd Bronwyn Margaret Bede Edward Thomas Myfanwy Huw Rhianydd Richard and William, You have always and will always hold a special place in our hearts gramps. Aged 94 years.
The relatives and friends of the late David (Duncan) are invited to attend his funeral service to be conducted in the West Chapel of the Woronora Crematorium Sutherland Wednesday (September 4, 1996) commencing at 2 pm. Please meet at the crematorium.

Station Master at Werris Creek before moving to Sydney 
FRATER David Gordon (Duncan) (I671)
7520 «b»Death & Funeral Notice: «/b»Sydney Morning Herald, 9 May 1973, «b»VICKERS Mary Harriett - «/b»May 3 1973 (nee GURR) at a private hospital, Marrickville, widow of the late Michael Vickers, in her 93«sup»rd«/sup» year. Privately cremated, May 7. GURR Mary Harriet (I368)
7521 «b»Death at Hospital: «/b» A young man named Oswald Edward Hughes, aged 22 years died at Wagga Hospital on Sunday afternoon last at 2 o'clock. He was admitted to the institution on December 28 suffering from typhoid fever, and dispite every effort to save his life, death resulted as stated. The remains of the deceased, who was a resident of Coolamon, where he had many friends, were interred yesterday afternoon in the Wesleyan portion of the cemetery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. G.C. Percival. A large number of deceased's friends and relatives from Coolman and surrounding district followed the hearse to the cemetery. Messrs. Hoye and Colbeck carried out the funeral arrangments. HUGHES Oswald Edward (I6013)
7522 «b»Death Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 17 May 1988.FRATER, Ross Andrew«/b», - May 13, 1988. Late of Dulwich Hill, loving and devoted husband of Leonie, loved and cherished father of Alexander, loving son of Iris and John (deceased) Aged 40 years. In Gods Care.

«b»Funeral Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 17 May 1988.FRATER - «/b»The relatives and friends of the late ROSS ANDREW FRATER of Dulwich Hill, are kindly invited to attend his funeral service, to leave the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Liverpool Road, Summer Hill, this day (Tuesday, May 17, 1988) commencing at 10a.m. Following the service, the cortege will leave for the General Lawn Cemetery, Woronora. 
FRATER Ross Andrew (I7676)
7523 «b»Death Notice- Sydney Morning Herald, 16th June 1943: -«/b» FUNNELL- June 15. at his residence, Mellesmain Narellan, Thomas, beloved husband of Emma Victoria Funnell and father of Sylvia, Edinda, Amy, Dulcie, Dorris, Evelyn, Ernest, Victor, Essington and Kenneth, in his 70th year.

«b»Funeral Notice- Sydney Morning Herald, 16th June 1943: - «/b»FUNNELL - The relatives and friends of the late Thomas Funnell, of Mollesmain, Narellan. Are kindly invited to attend his funeral which will leave his late residence, at 3pm this day, Wednesday for Church of England Cemetery, Cobbitty. P.E. Butler and Co. Camden. 
FUNNELL Thomas (I17695)
7524 «b»Death Notice:
RAPLEY, Freda France«/b»s - October 21, 1987 late of Long Jetty, formaly of Erina, beloved wife of Roy Alfred Rapley (Deceased) loved mother of Gloria, Barry, Alfred and Colin. Dear grandmother or their children and fond sister of her family. Aged 70 years. Rest In Peace. 
MALONEY Freda Frances (I7303)
7525 «b»Death Notice: FRATER, Archibald Peter Hay (Bill)«/b» - March 27, 1963, late of Commercial Bank, Holbrook, dearly beloved husband of Mollie and loved son of the late Mr and Mrs A.D.Frater of Narrabri, aged 58 years. At Rest. FRATER Archibald (Bill) Peter Hay (I2719)
7526 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald 23 Sept 1974, Page 20.
WOODS, Stephen Samuel, -«/b» Sept 22, 1974, at hospital, of 109 Remly Street, Lakemba and formaly of Temora, dearly loved husband of May, loving father of Alice (Mrs Jennings), Doreen (Mrs Davies) Keith, Bill and Doug, fond father-in-law of Frank, Leigh, Marie, Norma and Amy. Dear Pop of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, aged 83 years. "Till we meet again" 
WOODS Stephen Samuel (I7352)
7527 «b»Death Notice: CARD«/b», Alice Irene - Of Ocean Drive, Evans Head, Late of Sydney (nee Smith) sister of Guy, Alan, Enid, Roma,Ethel, Eva and Fran. SMITH Alice Irene (I6222)
7528 «b»Death Notice: FRATER, Alexander Hay«/b». - July 6, 1961, of Chatswood, beloved husband of Lily Ann, and loved father of Barbara, Lexie and Joan and his grandchildren. Private Cremation. FRATER Alexander (Lappy) Hay (I634)
7529 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald 27 Jul 1985, Page 148.«/b»
WOODS, May Emily. July 26, 1985, at Bowden Brae, Mormanhurst, formerly of Lakemba and Temora.Dearly loved wofe of the late Stephen Samuel Woods, loving mother and mother in-law of Alice and Frank Jennings (Lakemba) Doreen and Leigh Davies (Forestville) Keith and Marie (Castle Hill) Bill (deceased) and Norma (Coonabarabran) Douglas and Amy (Binnaway) dear grandmother to her 22 grandchildren and great grandmother to her 34 great grandchildren, loved sister of Amelia. In her 94th year. So very dearly cherished, may she rest in peace. See Mondays Herald for funeral arrangments. 
RAPLEY May Emily (I6100)
7530 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 5 April 1974.«/b»
«b»PITTS«/b» (Catt) Jean Myrtle - April 3 1974, at home, Redfern. Loved Loved wife of Norman. Loved mother and mother in-law of Jack & Cynthia, Ken & Beryl and Aileen & Ron. Dear Nan of John, Wayne, Sharon,Geoffrey and Scott. In Gods Care.

«b»Funeral Notice: Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 5 April 1974.«/b»
The relatives and friends of the late «b»JEAN MYRTLE PITTS«/b» of Redfern are invited to attend her funeral to leave St John's Church of England, King George's Rd, Penshurst this day (Friday) on conclusion of the service commencing at 11am for the Woronora Crematorium. 
CRISP Jean Myrtle (I317)
7531 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald, Page 26, 6 Aug 1973.FRATER, Gordon Ronald«/b» - August 3, 1973. Late of Como,loving son of Gordon and May fond brother and brother in-law of Val and Hank, Ray and Sandra aged 41. FRATER Gordon Ronald (I2629)
7532 «b»DEVITT, Frederick James - Febuary 12, 1980«/b». at South Sydney Hospital late of King Street, Cambletown, loved husband of Enid (deceased), dearly beloved Uncle of Shirley and Mervyn and beloved Great-Uncle of David, Glenn and Sue-Ellen Jensen. Privately Cremated. Loved by All. DEVITT Frederick James (I8308)
7533 «b»Edwin EATHER, the third son, of Charles EATHER 1827-1891 and Eliza, nee HOUGH 1825-1870 was born at Richmond on 28 June 1852 and was a boy of about ten when he moved with his parents and siblings to "Henriendi". There he grew to manhood and learnt many of the skills of running a pastoral property.
At Gunnedah on 10 April 1877 he married Catherine Agnes TURNER, daughter of Robert and Mary TURNER from Goulburn, NSW
Subsequently they had three daughters and four sons. According to an old family bible, their first son, William Charles, was born at Gunnedah and died there when three months old.
The second child, Vera Eliza, was born at a place called "Cooboobindi"; the third in Eaton's Hotel at Muswellbrook; the fourth at Gunnedah and the fifth at Boggabri.
All the children except the first lived to adulthood and married. Edwin EATHER and his brother Henry leased the 40,000 acre Namoi property "Norfolk" from around 1871 and still held the lease in 1878/1879.
About 1884 Edwin moved from Gunnedah to Narrabri, where he became the proprietor of the "Cooma Hotel". After a short while there he moved to Boggabri and took over the Centennial Hotel,the first hotel in that township.
They had been at Boggabri only a few years when Edwin died on 30 July 1890 - at the age of 38.
His youngest Edwin Royce was only a year old and his widow Catherine was left with six children all under the age twelve.

Catherine in 1903 ar Narrabri married Matthew FANNING who died on 2 May 1913 at Narrabri, NSW

Catherine Agnes died on 4 November 1933 at Narrabri

CENTENNIAL HOTEL:- Corner Brent & Laidlaw Streets (north western corner)
In 1870, Mark Taylor built the Centennial Hotel on this site. It was a low flat wooden structure with a shingle roof. Catholic masses were celebrated in the parlour of this hotel until the new church was built in 1886. The Royal Hotel replaced the Centennial Hotel in 1909. Built by Thomas Laban Guest, it remains much the same as it was in 1909.
If you happen to be in the Boggabri area, call into the Museum,
Ellen EATHER who runs it will be more than happy to help with any enquiries about the history and the people of Boggabri.

The children of Edwin Eather and Catherine Agnes were:-
William Charles EATHER 1878– 1878 Vera Eliza EATHER 1879– 1940 Alexander Munro EATHER 1880– 1965 Blanche Marion EATHER 1883– 1940 Emily Gertrude EATHER 1885– 1967 Joseph Mark EATHER 1887– 1971
Edwin Royce EATHER 1889– 1945«/b» 
EATHER Edwin (I3937)
The District Coroner, Mr. H. S. Kellowajr, J.P., at an inquest last Friday, on the death of Edwin Morton Rapley, found that deceased died from a fracture of the skull and other injuries accidentally received on the 27th , September, 1947, when a motor vehicle driven by himself collided-, .with 'another motor vehicle on the Hume Highway, Camden. Dr. R. M. Crookston, Government Medical Officer, stated Edwin Raply died at the .Camden District .Hospital early on the morning of 29th September, 1947, he attended him dur ing the time since his admission 'following a road accident on Saturday, 27th September. He was seen as he was admitted from the ambulance at about -7.30 p.m. It was found that he had extensive compound fracture of the vault of the skull and very extensive injuries to the right shoulder, the upper part of the right chest and to the right hand. There were many scattered but more minor injuries on the trunk and extremities. He was unconscious but could be roused easily on admisson, and remained in that state till very near the time of his death. Dr. Crookston added that he did not detect any alcohol on him on admission. The cause of his death was Oedema of the brain arising from fractured skull. Frank Michael Donohoe, residing at Katoomba gave evidence that at about 6.45 p.m. on 27th September, he was driving a motor lorry north along the Hume Highway, Camden, at a speed of about 25 miles per hour, transporting four horses from Mittagong to Katoomba. When about three miles on the Picton side of Camden, proceeding up a hill, driving on the near side of the centre line, when about 10 yards from the crest of the hill he saw a vehicle approaching from the opposite direc tion. The lights were brightly illum inated from the opposite direction and the vehicle appeared to be trav elling at an excessive speed. The vehicle had just taken a curve and the off-side wheels of that vehicle were over the centre line. They were were not far over at that point but as he approached he got further over on his incorrect side. Donohoe swerved quickly to his left when the coming vehicle was about 25 yards from him. The coming vehicle did not reduce speed or swerve but kept a straight course and the front driving side mudguard struck the front driving side mudguard of the lorry. The car then went under the table top of the lorry and passed out of sight. He then heard a single bump as the vehicle struck the rear driving side wheel of the truck. Pulling up in about 20 yards from the point' of impact, witness got off his lorry and found that the car had overturned and was wrecked. There were portions of it from a point about 50 yards back from the point of impact to a point about 150 yards back. He saw a man, taken to be the driver of the car, lying on the roadway about 50 yards from the point of im pact,. who appeared unconscious. A number of cars pulled up and some one went away and rang the almbu lance and police. The weather was fine and dry. John McLaughlan, also of Katoomba, who was a passenger in the lorry gave supporting evidence. Sergt. A. V. Dawson, stationed at Camden, who in company with Sergt. Bowerman, proceeded to the scene of the accident, saw whom he knew as Ted Rapley lying on the roadway being attended to by ambulance officers And others, and his removal to hospital. Sergt. Dawson also detailed his interview with the driver of the lorry, but was unable to interview Rapley on account of the serious nature of his injuries. 
RAPLEY Edwin (Ted) Morton (I16900)
7535 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I7783)
7536 «b»Email from Barry«/b», gives George's parents as William Mills and Mary Ann Callingham as per stated on his death certificate.

«b»Camden Pioneer Register: second edition 1800 - 1920 ~ Published by the Camden Area Family History Society Inc«/b» - States George's parents as being George Mills and Eleanor Edgecock with his date of birth being 6 Dec 1829 at Godalming.

According to the shipping record when George Elizabeth and baby Emma arrived in Australia in April 1855 on board the «i»Rose of Sharon«/i», the age given for both George and Elizabeth on this shipping record was 19 years of age which would of made them both being born in or about 1836, So in saying this do we have the correct birth date of birth 6 Dec 1829 for George??... Needs a little more research to verify Georges Birth.
1851 Census has George with his parents and siblings, states that George is 17 years of age which means his birth would of been abt 1834 and also a Baptism Record date of 30 March 1834 in Capel, Surrey, England would also suggest he was born in or abt 1834 and not in 1829 like suggested.

George, first married Elizabeth Ansell 1853 in England she was born 1836 & died 4th Apr 1865, issues Emma 1854 Eng, Elizabeth 1856 Syd. Au, Mary 1858 Nsw, Sarah Ann 1860 Nsw, George 1862 Nsw. 
MILLS George (I8287)
7537 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F2105
7538 «b»Flight Lieutenant James Stewart Lees, D.F.C.«/b»
September 15, 1946
Royal Canadian Air Force
Service Number J/20727
Chilliwack (Canadian Legion) Cemetery, Little Mountain, British Columbia. Age 32
Son of Thomas and Susan Lees, Abbotsford, B.C.
Husband of Evelyn Gladys Lees, Abbotsford, B.C.
Although James Lees did not move to Chilliwack with his parents, several reports about Lees' exploits during the war were presented in the «i»Chilliwack Progress«/i». Lees remained in Alberta and prior to his enlistment in the R.C.A F. worked at Turner Valley, Alberta. He was a frequent visitor to Chilliwack until posted overseas in August 1942. As the pilot of a Lancaster bomber, Lees was reported missing on a raid over Milan until it was reported he had crash landed in North Africa. Lees returned to England aboard a transport plane and next encountered difficulties over Berlin. On this mission the starboard engine burst into flames and the plane started to lose height. Lees decided to press onwards towards the target until the port outer engine began to overheat causing the aircraft to lose further altitude. Although forced to jettison the bomb load the crew, being so close to Berlin, decided to observe the city in flames. On the return trip, the crew reported they could see the fires for some 200 miles. On operations over Leipzig, Lees' Lancaster aircraft was raked by machine and cannon from stem to stern by a German night fighter. Despite the attack, Lees and his crew continued the flight and dropped the bomb-load against the city. Lees managed to land the Lancaster at base without the use of flaps and with two burst tires. Lees' abilities as a bomber pilot with 50 Squadron were recognized with the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1943. Lees joined the peacetime R.C.A F. after his discharge from active service. His wife, Evelyn Gladys Lees arrived from England to Abbotsford, where James Lees' parents had moved. On September 15, 1946, three weeks after being reunited with his wife and family, James Lees was killed when the Dakota aircraft in which he was a passenger crashed near Estavan, Saskatchewan. Twenty R.C.A.F. service personnel were killed. James Lees is also commemorated on the Abbotsford War Memorial.
«b»Citation for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.«/b»
«i»"This officer was pilot of an aircraft detailed to attack Leipzig one night in December 1943. Whilst many miles from the target the aircraft was hit by bullets from an enemy fighter. The rear turret was rendered unserviceable and the main hydraulic gear was damaged. The windscreen near the pilot was shattered causing intense cold in the cabin. In spite of this, the resolute pilot flew on to the target, executed his attack, afterwards flying the aircraft to base where he effected a masterly landing. His skill, courage and tenacity set an example of the highest order. Pilot Officer [sic] Lees has successfully completed very many sorties, including five attacks on Berlin."«/i»
«u»«b»Listed as one of Canada's Largest Disasters«/u»«/b» worst in Canadian Aviation History at the time. The Dakota plane that crashed at Estevan Airport,
was originally a US Air Force plane
A Douglas C-47A-DK Skytrain
SN#92713 (c/n 12544)
transferred to the RCAF
as Dakota III #962, (12544).

The plane crashed and burned at 10:20 a.m. (CDT)
Sept 15, 1946, Killing 20 RCAF Pilots,
plus one ground crew man who was on board.
It crashed near a ravine
at the west end of one of the runways,
in the NW part of the Landing field,
a place that had become known by local residents
as "Death Valley",
because of a number of R.C.A.F. accidents
which took place there during the war.

The Estevan airfield was formerly No. 38 Service Flying Training school,
and then became the headquarters of No. 4 Equipment Holding Unit.
It was the scene of several crashes during the war.

The DC3 started in production in 1935.
This plane was only built in 1944
seating capacity 34
2 Piston Engines
also known as a DC3
Registration: 962
Msn / c/n: 12544 
LEES James Stewart (I15951)
7539 «b»FRATER, Fredrick Norman«/b» -
October 24, 2001, late of Merry-
lands, dearly beloved husband of
Mavis, loving father and
father-in-law of Ray (deceased)
Keith and Merilyn, Brian
(deceased) Much loved Pop of
Karen, Fiona, Vickie and Brad.
Aged 82 years
We will never forget you
Relatives and friends of
FREDRICK are respectfully invited
to attend his funeral service, to be
held in the South Chapel at
Rookwood Crematorium, on Fri-
day (October 26, 2001) at 2.30
p.m. Please meet at chapel. 
FRATER Frederick Norman Hamilton (I12493)
7540 «b»From the Parkers Prairie Independent«/b»

Funeral services for Donald D. Woodard were held on Thursday, December 29, 2005, at the Domian-Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha with Reverend Dr. Randy Taber presiding. Don passed away at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena on Sunday, December 25, 2005.

Donald Dean Woodard was born on March 18, 1938, in Bertha, to Melvin and Dorothy (Ward) Woodard. A graduate of Henning High School Don served his country as a heavy equipment operator in the U.S. Army from January, 1961 to December, 1963.

Don was united in marriage with Geraldine Bursken at Elbow Lake, on July 4, 1964. He moved to Oak Valley Township, Otter Tail County where he worked on road construction and farmed until he retired in 1996. After retiring, he worked at Crop Production Services in Wadena until the present which he enjoyed because it kept him involved with farming.

Don enjoyed welding in his shop and working on old tractors. He looked forward to going to Rollag and other threshing festivals and logging with horses in the winter.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Dorothy and an infant grandchild. He is survived by his children Daryl of Frazee, Richard (Jolene) of Osakis, Ronald of Parkers Prairie, Janice (Vernon Tervo) of Wadena, Larry (friend Holly) of Alexandria and their mother Geraldine, as well as four grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Pearl (Jerome Koep) of Ham Lake, Joanne (Duane Bartels) of Clarissa and Carol (John Frerichs) of Browerville.

Pallbearers were Tom Doll, Merle Dittberner, Roy Sibert, Arnold McLeod, Bob Barthel, Tom Tumberg and Laverne Olson.

Interment was in the Woodside Cemetery at Wrightstown. 
WOODARD Donald Dean (I19862)
7541 «b»Funeral Notice - Newcastle Morning Herald - Tuesday 10 July 1906.«/b»
RUSSELL - Relatives and friends of Mr and Mrs John Pitts and Mr and Mrs Thomas Gurr are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Mother Mrs SARAH RUSSELL: To move from the residence of Mr J.Pitts, Orchard Town, New Lambton, This afternon, at 12:45 o'clock, for St.Stephen's Church, Adamstown, thence per train for C.E. Cemetery, Sandgate. 
PITTS Sarah (I28)
7542 «b»Funeral Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 21 Dec 1993«/b»-: DUNBAR - Relatives and friends of the late EVELYN VELVIE DUNBAR are kindly invited to attend her funeral to leave St.John's Church, Menangle Road, Camden, after a service commencing at 2pm on Wednesday (December 22) for the Forest Lawn Crematorium, Camden Valley Way, Leppington. FUNNELL Evelyn Velvie (I17751)
7543 «b»Funeral Notice ~ Sydney Morning Herald 3 Jun 1976, Page 26.
WASSON. -«/b» Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late CLIFFORD SYDNEY WASSON of Burwood, will be celebrated tomorrow (Friday) at the Rosebank College Chappel, Harris Road, Five Dock. Mass commencing at 9am. The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral to leave the church after prayers following the Mass for the Sydney Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Kemps Creek. 
WASSON Clifford Sydney (I7280)
7544 «b»Funeral Notice ~ Sydney Morning Herald 7 May 1986, Page 8.
WASSON. -«/b» Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late GLADYS MAY WASSON will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday) at the Holy Innocents Catholic Church. Webb Street, Croydon. Mass commencing at 10am. The relatives and friends are invited to leave the church after prayers following the Mass for the Sydney Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Kemps Creek. 
PRENDERGAST Gladys May (I7281)
7545 «b»Funeral Notice: The Inverell Times: - Tuesday, February17, 2009.
Walter Donald (Don) Frater OAM :- «/b»Aged 88 years. Late of Gordon Street, Inverell. Loving husband of Jan. Loving father of Roselee, Carmel & Jillian. Adored Poppy of Kate, Emma, Zoe, Oscar, Lillian, Mia and Neive. Grand Poppy of Jasper and Maggie. Don's requiem mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Inverell on Tuesday 17th February, 2009at 2:00pm. Followed by internment at the Inverell Lawn Cemetery.

«b»The Sydney Morningf Hearald - 16 Feb 2009 -:FRATER«/b», Walter Donald "Don" OAM «b»FRATER«/b», Walter Donald "Don" OAM. Late of Inverell.Loving husband of Jan, father of Roselee, Carmel and Jillian. Adored Poppy of Kate, Emma, Zoe, Oscar, Lillian, Mia and Neive and Grand Poppy of Jasper and Maggie. DON'S Requiem Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Inverell, on Tuesday (February 17, 2009) at 2 p.m., followed by interment at the Inverell Cemetery.

Dad Eulogy - Carmel«/u»«/b»

Dad was born and has now died in his beloved Inverell. He was a man that gave and gave to this community. He was a man that had an incredible faith in his God. He was compassionate, loving and devoted not only to his family but to the poor, needy & sick. He loved his sport and boy did he love a beer, but mostly he loved a story.

This is Dad's story:
«/u»Dad was born in Inverell in 1920, the son of Alexander Douglas Frater & Avis Mary Perkins. Dad was part of a large brood - 8 children altogether - Mary, Gib, Nell, Pidge, Sandy, Blonde & Dumpsie. Dad's family were charitable & generous from the get go & they adopted a further 2 relatives into their family also - Ken & Mick. Dad spent his lifetime loving this family & keeping the bond strong. He talked endlessly about his Nan, Mum & Dad & the memorable times the family shared in the kitchen & working on the farm. Any opportunity to see his siblings was seized & he cherished the family re-unions in particular. Dad has given us volumes of stories of these years which we are already passing onto our children & grandchildren - story's of the dairy, Sony the horse & the delights of washing dishes!

Dad married Marj Pollock in 1946 and they bore 3 daughters - Roselee, Susan & Diane. Tragedy struck & Dad lost his adored wife Marj & Susan & Diane aged 7 & 4 in a car accident in 1956. Dad told me that this tragedy was the cross that God had given him to bear throughout his life and that it was the love of his family & the courage of Roselee who survived that gave him the courage to go on. His devotion to his cherished Roselee was & remained his reason for living. Dad & Roselee have shared their innermost thoughts & a cuppa every Saturday for pretty much the last 30 years & I know that there was a bond between them that was untouchable.

In 1966, Dad married my wondeful Mum, Jan and they shared a loving marriage for 43 yrs. Mum shared Dad with all of his community activities but Mum was a constant support to my Dad & he would not of been able to give as much as he did to the community without her undying love & support. Mum & Dad provided us with a family environment filled with love and compassion.

Dad was incredibly close to both Jilly & I. As some of you may know, I like Dad, love a party & a beer. Dad & I shared lots of beers together & spent a lot of time laughing & enjoying our lives together. When I moved to Sydney in 1986, Dad would often come down & stay with my friends & I in our university share accommodation & he fitted right in even though he was in his 60's. In fact, Dad would outlast them all at our parties. I think my Dad was as over the moon as you can get, when he discovered that the love of my life Billy was Irish & enjoyed a beer too & I was going to be spending the rest of my life partying with him
«/u»Dad first began formal work at the age of 16 when he began work on the family diary farm "Fairview". He helped his Dad deliver milk to many customers in Inverell before they & Dad's brother Gib joined up in a dairy partnership. In 1951, Dad became a shareholder & secretary to the Inverell Pastuerised Milk Company, Dad later became manager of the Milk Factory & remained in that position for 26 yrs until 1977.

At this time, he left the Milk Factory & went to work for his sister, Auntie Mary, at the Inverell Power Farm Company. He remained in this role for 4 years until taking over the contract cleaning business at the Inverell Bowling Club.

Dad finally retired from his working life in 1992 at the age of 72.
«/u»Whilst Dad has always given 100% to his family and working life, he still somehow found the time to spend yet another lifetime serving the Inverell community. What follows is quite a list ……..

In 1942, Dad joined Inverell Apex Club. He was appointed by Apex to the founding committee of the Boys Club and remained on that committee for 18 years serving as President for some time. Dad was Coach of the Clubs football team in the town competition and was also a Trustee for many years. Dad is a Life Member of the Boys Club.

When he retired from playing rugby league in 1948, Dad took up referring and became Inverell's delegate on the Group 5 Referee's Association. He held this position for 7 years. 1950 saw Dad elected to the Inverell Rugby League Committee and he remained on that Committee for 15 years, serving as President, Secretary, Selector & Group Delegate. Dad also coached primary school football teams at Ross Hill and Inverell Public and for many years was involved in refereeing primary & secondary school football matches. Dad loved watching the footy - he was an avid St George supporter, our family had its very own footy tipping competition & he & Mum had some doozy of discussions over the rules of the game!

In 1954, Dad served on the Committee of Inverell Schools Knockout Carnival & remained on that committee for 18 years, holding the positions of President, Secretary & Treasurer. One of his proudest achievements was the introduction of the 'free pie for all participants' - he loved a pie!.

Dad was elected to the Inverell Bowling Club Management Committee in 1958 & spent 15 years on that Committee, serving as President, Secretary & Treasurer at various times as well as serving on several other sub-committees in the Club. He was made a Life Member in 1980 & elected Patron in 1995. Dad was a Delegate to the Gwydir Association for 13 years.

In 1983, Dad was presented with a Services to Sport Award in recognition of 37 consecutive yrs effort associated with the Inverell Boys Club, School Knockout Carnivals, Rugby League & Bowls.

For 28 years, Dad was a member of the Inverell Pipe Band & served as Secretary for 21 of those years. The Band gave much time to playing at public functions & charitable organizations.

Dad served for 19 yrs on the Committee of the Inverell P&A Association, some years as Vice President & for 12 of those years was the Chief Dairy Steward.

Dad was also an active member of the Rotary Club of Inverell for 7 years from 1973.

Dad's true love though was with the St Vincent De Paul, where his concern & compassion for the poor & underprivileged saw him the join the Society in 1968 as a member of the Sacred Heart Conference. His leadership qualities & business expertise soon saw him being elected to executive positions in this Conference. He became expert in his field of home visitation to the poor, needy & lonely & his ability to relate to people in all walks of life with love and compassion made him a welcome visitor in many homes in Inverell.

When the Armidale Diocesen Council of Vinnies divided the diocese into regions, Dad was elected to the position of Regional President of the newly created Inverell Regional Council in 1971. He held this position for 5 years & during this time saw the establishment of Vinnies Centres of Charities in such places as Tenterfield , Glen Innes & Warialda.

Dad had to take on the Regional Presidency in 1976 & did so for a period of around 18 years. Dad was a Vice President of the Regional Council responsible for disaster & welfare in this area. He was also Secretary of the Sacred Heart Conference & spent many hours each week interviewing & counselling people who sought help, financially & otherwise, from the Society.

In 1997, Dad was awarded by the National Australia Day Council the Inverell Citizen of the Year Award and also received a Rotary International award where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible & significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding & friendly relations among people of the World.

Also in 1997, Dad was honoured to receive the Order of Australia Medal in the General Division for his active service to the Community, particularly as a member of the Sacred Heart Conference & Inverell Regional Council of the St Vincent De Paul.

In 2001, Dad received an Apostolic Blessing from His holiness John Paul II on the occasion of 35 yrs of service in the St Vincent De Paul Society.

As you can see, Dad has had a busy life. It has been one full of giving and there is no doubt he lived it to the full.

He is now resting and at peace with his Lord and all the wonderful people in his life who have gone before him.

God bless you Dad.

«b»Dad Eulogy - Jilly«/b»

It is difficult to follow after Dad's remarkable list of achievements. Can there be any more to say? Dad's actions really give a picture of the type of man he was and what he believed in. I have always been so proud of his achievements and the work that he has carried out. He surely is a role model to us all. However, I do think there is more to Dad than these actions and achievements. Don, Donnie, WD or Frate, whatever you called him was a truly remarkable man. A man with a deep spirit and a wonderful soul.
I think I learnt more from Dad in the quiet times, time in the sun on the front verandah, standing next to him at Mass and then over the last couple of months in his clear blue eyes. To me, it is in the conversations held and the time reflecting together that tell the story of my Dad. My dad who I call Poppy.

To me, Poppy was very wise. I have always felt incredibly grateful to have had an older dad. He was always as physically fit as any younger dad, a fact of which he was proud of, but he was able to share the wisdom that he had gained over his life. His life experiences had of course taught him many wonderful lessons that allowed him to always offer advice whenever his opinion was sought. It was sought often as there did not seem to ever be a generation gap with him, he seemed to have the mind, heart and spirit of a young person despite his years. He always understood what I was going through and gave endless support. This wisdom will always be with me - to take one day at a time, say a prayer and in the end all things will work out.

Poppy was gentle, kind and compassionate. I have strong memories of delivering Christmas hampers to the elderly with Carmie and Dad, the phone ringing and then Poppy jumping in the car to zip out to Tingha to help an Aboriginal family, or down to Hong Yuens to organise a food voucher or on the phone to organise some accommodation for someone in need of a bed. I remember being embarrassed as a teenager that my Dad not only knew the ladies other called the "chinny's" or the Doyle sisters but he would also stop in the street to talk to them and visit them at their home. As an adult looking back on this absolute kindness and compassion I am eternally proud and hope that I can do some of the good that he has done or at least always treat people with the dignity they deserve.

This gentleness and calmness, of course, continued to the end. Over the last two years that we have lived back in Inverell, Poppy became the great mate of my son, Oscar. Poor Poppy had to wait till he was 83 to get a boy in his family and unfortunately he was not quite up to developing great rugby league skills in Oscar but he did sit quietly with him each Tuesday and Thursday before and after pre-school and give him big hugs and kisses. Thankfully Poppy died in a gentle and calm manner true to his regular form.

Poppy was a man of great faith. His belief in God underpinned all that he did and all that he was. Yesterday I was trying to explain to my husband Mark why we were having so many hymns and prayers etc in today's service. Dad, I guess was not really into the pomp and ceremony as such but then on sitting and writing this eulogy I thought that in essence why we having it this way today is that Poppy simply loved the mass. My memories of attending weekday masses, lighting candles and Dad saying the rosary developed in me a love of the catholic faith. The appreciation as an adult of what Dad lived through with the death of Marg, Diane and Susan and that he came out the other side with a deep and active faith has enabled me to have a deep faith myself and he will always be my inspiration. Every day he took time to reflect and pray. He drew strength from it. As I stand here I have his rosary beads with me, his strength keeping me going.

Lastly, and most importantly, Poppy loved people. All his interests included people. He had no green thumb and struggled to hammer in a nail. He surrounded himself with people - old, young, fit, sick, family, friends, rich, poor. He loved music, singing, talking and a beer, so essentially he loved a party. In his final years, as he was slowing down, two groups were special to him. His Friday afternoon bowling group, "the schoolies" and his Wednesday morning Vinnies group were both a support to him in his elderly years and we would like to thank those people for caring for him. Poppy valued his relationships and would always listen to what people had to say. He also like to have a say himself! We had to drag him away from his 80«sup»th«/sup» birthday party of just "one more story" at two am. He was the life and soul of a party and obviously struggled that he was going to miss out on the big one today. On his second and third last nights we after sleeping all day we had to actually leave and switch the lights out because Poppy wanted to "party". His eyes wide open, listening to the talk and laughter as we reminisced about all the funny stories. I am sure we will continue to say "Cheers" to Donnie each time our family gets together and we will carry on the tradition of having a drink, a story and a laugh.

I am sure Dad's wisdom, gentleness, kindness, faithfulness and his humanity resonate with a lot of you here. As Roselee said last night he touched many lives, many more than we will ever know. We hope that the words of one of our sympathy cards rings true for everyone here. "Wherever a beautiful soul has been… there is a trail of beautiful memories."

How do I finish this? Are any words fitting enough? The only words that I think can do it are the simplest.

Donnie, we loved you so very much and you will be missed every day. 
FRATER Walter Donald (Don) (I2382)
7546 «b»Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Tuesday 22
March 1910 p 2 Article«/b»
Margaret Maria Selmes was charged that
she did at Goulburn on 18th March unlawfully
abandon a child under the age of two years, to
wit, of the age of five weeks, whereby the life
of such child was endangered.
Mr. Johnson appeared for accused.
The age of the child was admitted.
Sergeant Towey, stationed at Crookwell, gave
evidence of arrest. He deposed that they met
accused driving a short distance from her I
father's house; in reply to witness she said she
had come from Goulburn on Friday evening, I
and that she had come from Sydney the same
day; witness said, "Did anything occur at
Goulburn" she said, "No, what do you
mean?" witness said, "From information I
have received it appears you abandoned your
child and left it in a church at Goulburn;"
she said, "You are mistaken; it's a grave mis
take; I never had a child;" witness replied,
"Well, you answer the description;" accused's
mother came up and witness explained the
matter; the mother said, "Is that true, Mag
gie?" accused-said, "No, mother, it's all a
mistake;" the mother said, "Can I see her
alone, sergeant?" witness replied, "Yes;" they
talked for some time alone, and then the mo
ther beckoned to me; Mrs. Selmes said, "She'll
tell you all about it, sergeant:" accused said,
"Yes, the child is mine, and I left it there."
To Mr. Johnson: She did not say she had
watched the child after she left it in the
church; she did not say she saw it taken away;
I refrained from speaking about the child as
much as possible; she said she was very fond
of the child, and would like to get it back;
tlhe family is spoken very highly of, and the
girl has always borne a very good character.
Elizabeth Jane Barry, housemaid at the Sou
thern Railway Hotel, deposed that the child
was the one she found..
Mr. Johnson: The maternity of the child is
not disputed in any way.
Witness, continuing: Accused went into the
hotel on Wednesday and stayed there till Fri
day; accused then said she was going back to
Sydney, and that she had left her baby with
her friend; she next saw the-baby on the Fri
day, at thie Bishop's House, where she went at
the request of the police.
A little girl was called in to give evidence.
.Mr. Johnson said it was admitted that ac
cused left the child.
Accused said in reply to the charge that she
left the child in the church, but she watched
to see that some one took charge of it. She af
terwards saw a constable and a lady take it
down the street.
Mr. Johnson said he would like accused to
give evidence, so that it would go before the
Crown law authorities.
Margaret Maria Selmes, accused, deposed
that the child was hers, and was born at a ma
ternity home; she did not know what she was
going to do with the child when she came
home; neither her father nor her mother knew
anything about the trouble she was in; she
took the child to the church because she did
not know what to do with it; witness went to
Sydney on 3rd January; after she left the baby
in the church she waited until she saw a pol
iceman and a lady taking the baby down the
street; she wanted to see what became of the
child; the baby was well wrapped up; she went
round by the park and proceeded to the Ter
minus Hotel, where Mrs. Campbell had the
baby: she had no money; she had letters to
show who was the father.
Accused was committed to take her trial.
Mr. Johnson asked for bail.
The question of the custody of the child
Mr.Johnson said accused's father would
look after it.
Mr Roden. said he would not care to under
take the responsibility.
Mr. Selmes: I don't care what the bail is.
Mr. Belcher: Personally I thlink it's a very
natural thing, but I don't know whether I
ought to take it upon myself to grant bail.
Mr. Johnson: It is only a misdemeanour at
the outside.
Mr. Roden: I don't object to bail.
Mr. Belclher: Well, I fix the bail at £500.
Mr. Johnson: It does seem a very high bail.
Mr. Roden, across the table: I would be wil
ling to accept £50.
Mr. Johnson: Mr. Roden says he would be sat
isfied with £50. If your Worship fixes a very
heavy bail it looks as if the girl has commit
ted a very heinous offence, whereas the cir
cumstances show it is not very serious.
Mr. Belcher said he had intended to make
the £500 cover everything.
Bail was fixed at £250, with one surety for
that amount. - 
SELMES Marie (I23940)
7547 «b»Headstone Inscription :-«/b»
«i»Wife of John H. Glover (Inscr on footstone - "Mum & Alicia")«/i»
Catholic - Section L, Row 6, Grave 39 
JUPP Alicia (I13612)
7548 «b»Headstone Transcription -«/b» The Thorny Head Is A Crown of Glory, It Be Bound In The Way Of Richteougness. John Card 11.9.1869 age 85. Mary Ann Card 24.11.1879 age 80. CARD John (I146)
7549 «b»Henry Charles, the eldest son of Charles EATHER 1827-1891 and his first wife Eliza nee HOUGH 1825-1870 was born at Richmond on 8 June 1849 and spent his childhood there. According to his obituary, he went to the Narrabri district when he was 16, about 1865, however, his younger brother, my great grandfather Alfred McAlpin was born at 'Henriendi', Narrabri in 1863, so, it is more likely that he went to Narrabri about 1862 when he was thirteen and the family moved from Richmond to the Liverpool Plains. He spent his teenage years on 'Henriendi' and learnt the skills of a stockman. After his father's bankruptcy in 1871, he was placed in charge of 'Henriendi', as well as neighbouring 'Pinegolba' and 'Gumanally'.«/b»
«b»In 1876, the year that 'Henriendi' passed into the hands of John Kerr CLARK, Henry Charles and his brother Edwin were leasing 'Norfolk', a property of 40,000 acres (16,000 hectares)to the south of Narrabri on Jock's Creek. «/b»
«b»On 23 May 1877 at Narrabri, Henry Charles married Lucina Sarah RIDGE 1857-1936, a younger sister of his stepmother.. Martha May RIDGE 1843-1920«/b»
«b»In 1878 Henry Charles was listed in the electoral roll as being a leaseholder of 'Norfolk' and a resident of 'Henriendi'. It appears that he was working either full time or part time for John Kerr CLARK, who, at that time was living in Tasmania.«/b»
«b»In the early 1880s Henry Charles had a butcher shop at Tullamulla near Boggabri. By the year 1883 he was in financial difficulties (not necessarily related to the butcher shop). The insolvency index in the New South Wales Archives lists him as being in Insolvency Court on 2 April 1883.«/b»
«b»Henry Charles and his wife Lucina had a family of five sons and two daughters. One son died in infancy.«/b»
«b»By 1925 Henry Charles and his wife Lucina were separated and Henry Charles was living with his son Leslie Gordon 1884-1969 and his wife Ivy Josephine nee Kelly 1889-1971, who owned a large poultry farm at Wetherill Park near Smithfield in New South Wales.«/b»
«b»Lucina spent her later years in Sydney and died there in 1936.«/b»
«b»Henry Charles died on 2 September 1942 at the age of 93. His eldest and youngest sons had both pre-deceased him«/b» 
EATHER Henry Charles (I692)
7550 «b»HOLDSWORTH Edwin Joseph«/b» - April 27 1954 at R G H Concord late of Oberon Street Coogee and formerly of Camden, dear brother of Ernest (Camden Park) Roy (deceased) Arthur (Wollongong) Walter (Camden) and Ella (Mrs F Ryder, Bankstown) aged 53 years
HOLDSWORTH Edwin Joseph (I16907)

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