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Aspland, Leslie James (I75)


(Continued from page 7) A 'SLEEPY' ACCUSED

Robert Gordon was called to answer a charge of stealing from person.
Accusod was on bail. When called he did not answer.
He was located, asleep, in the gallery, and when 'the police got him down they said he was under the influence.

His Honor asked the police to lock him up till 2 o 'clock.
Gordon was brought in again at 2 o 'clock, and Mr. Maxwell, who appeared for him, said he seemed well enough. Accused had been travelling all night, and was not physically fit (returned soldier), and had got excited.
The charge was that he had stolen ?14 and a book, the property of George Henry Tilden, from the person, at or near Cootamundra.
Plea, not guilty.

Jury: W. Elliott, H. T. Merriman, Joseph Moore, T. Bannon, I. Brovman, L. J. Aspland, P. Reardon, John Scott, George Gill, M. B. Sutton, Maxwell J. Wilson, P. J. Bartley.
Several of the jurymen who had officiated in the Temora case were called, but requested by the C-P. to 'stand aside.'
Sergeant Macdonald deposed: On 21st December, at 8.15, I was on the Cootamundra station when the Albury mail arrived. Tilden, who was in a second class carriage, called me. Ac cused was lying down in the carriage, drunk, but seemed to know what was said.
Mr. Maxwell objected, as his client was at the time incapable.
Witness: He was not too drunk to know.
Mr. Maxwell: He was arrested for drunkenness. I can call evidence that he did not understand.

His Honor: It is no use objecting. The constable said he could hear and understand.
Witness admitted that accused was half drowsy.
Evidence admitted
Witness: Tilden said, 'l have been robbed of ?15.' I said, ' Where did you miss it ?' He said, ''About Beth- ungra.' ' ' ' Whom do you .suspect? ' 'I don't know. It must have been some- one in the carriage." We shook accused up and said we would search him. Ar- rested him. He was sober enough to walk along the platform. Sergeant Jeffrey handed me ?7 in notes and some silver which he took out of accused's hip pocket. I said, 'How much did you have?' He said, 'About ?8.' From the right side pocket we took two ?5 notes and four ?1 notes. I said, 'There are more notes here- What have you got altogether. ' ' He said, . 'About ?12.' I said, 'You have got. 'about ?20 altogether.' He made no reply. On the following morning I said '.'You were a bit drunk last night. How much did you have on you last night? ' ' He, said, 'About ?21.' I said, 'Where did you get it!' He said, 'I sold some furniture in Melbourne, and had a few pounds be sides. I found a receipt for ?8, and asked did he pay it out of the ?24. 'He said yes. He further said the money got separated in his pockets, but it was all his own. I produce the bank book. The bank book, has the name of Tilden in t'

By Mr. Maxwell: There were six or severn passengers. Only searched accused.

Tilden, a laborer at Beveridge's, be tween Gundagai and Wagga, deposed., that he was travelling to Goulburn. Waa drunk when he got in the train. Had ?14 on him, including two ?5 notes. Put it in the bank book produced, and put the book in his inside breast pocket. This chap was next to him all the time and offered him a drink. Witness was skylarking. When he missed the money he said he would give them all in charge at Cootamundra. A man named Morris said he would call the police if witness did not.
His Honor: Nice ,company travelling! Was the skylarking all in fun?
Witness: Yes. When I took the mouthful of spirits I spat it over him.
Didn't the railway officials try and put you out for being drunk ?
They should have.
By Mr. Maxwell: Anyone could have seen the book sticking out of the top of my pocket. I came to Wagga with a cheque of ?38. Spent a good bit Put ?10 in the bank. Spent about ?12 Gave a good bit to my grandchildren. It could not have fallen on the floor while I was flopping about.

Daniel Morris, lineman on the rail way deposed to Tilden pulling his money out, and witness told him to put it back and not be silly. Accused and Tilden were falling about on one an other. Drink was going round. No one sat next to Tilden but accused.
By Mr. Maxwell: I called tho police at Cootamundra. Tilden fell out of the carriage at Junee and I put him back. I did not have any of the liquor. Neither did Tilden. Tilden got in drunk at Wagga. I joined the train at Culcairn- I was not searched by the police but was willing to be.
Sergt. Jeffrey: The Bethungra station- master handed me Tilden's bank book.

Accused deposed: I live in Victoria. Came back in 1919. Was discharged as medically unfit, due to wounds. Produce the discharge.
Mr. Maxwell: It reads on active service three years. Discharge not due to misconduct.
Continuing: On 17th December I had about ?32 on me. Went to see my mother at Milgrove, and sent ?3 to my wife. Leaving Melbourne had about ?21. At Wagga I was getting towards drunk. Someone gave me a dinner the other side of Junee. Remember nothing after that till I was at the police station. Have never been in trouble before. Sold my furniture to go and live in Sydney.
By Mr. Mason: Got the furniture from the Repatriation. Have arranged for the payment of the balance due, about ?21. Thought I had the right to sell it and put the money in my pocket. Have now to pay it at ?1 a week.
To Mr. Maxwell: I received three ?5 notes and six ?1 notes for the fur- niture. By Mr. Mason: If Mr. Shannon said he paid me one ?10 note, one ?5 note, and six ?1 notes, he would be wrong
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. '
Accused was discharged, and his Honor directed the money to be held to give an opportunity to apply for it.

Aspland, Leslie James (I75)


Young: Audrey, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Young and Gordon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Mote, of Yass.
Family F1

Remarkable Record for Longevity
Broken with Death of Mr. W. J. M. Martin
The death in a private hospital, Melbourne, on Saturday, of Mr. William John Matthew Martin, formerly of Birregurra, at the age of 82, breaks a link in a family, which possesses a remarkable record for longevity.
The eldest of a family of eight was born at Birregurra in 1853 and the youngest in 1869, and Mr. Martin's death was the first, their average age being 80 years nine months.
Their mother was over 90 when she died, and their maternal grandfather, Mr. Matthew Farndale, lived to the great age of 92.
Came from England 89 years ago
The late Mr. Martin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Martin, arrived at Birregurra from England in 1853, and resided there for many years, earning the esteem of a wide circle of friends.
The late Mr. John Martin went to live at Yarrawonga many years ago, following rural pursuits very successfully.
His wife, who predeceased him some years ago, was Miss Irene Erlandson, member of a well known Colac family. There are two sons, Erland and Farndale.
Mr. Martin was a brother of Mesdames W. M. Aspland, T.Parkinson and Miss M. Martin, of Camperdown. Mrs H. Smith (Brunswick) is another sister, and brothers are Messrs Edgar Martin (Williamstown) and Mr Alfred Martin (Yarrawonga). 
Martin, William John Matthew (I127)

Robbery, and Apprehension of a Robber. -- Saturday evening. Mr. W. Parker, of Ubley, on his return from Bristol, was stopped between the 5th and 6th mile-stones, by three footpads, who robbed him of his watch, two 5l, and a few 1l notes, with some silver. Mr. Parker immediately returned to Bristol, and acquainted Roberts, the night constable, and Scholes, of Bedminster, with the circumstances; and on Sunday they apprehended Jas. Chard, one of the robbers, at his house in Church Street, Great-Gardens. He is a native of Taunton, six feet high, and stout of proportion. He had not been in custody many hours, before three other persons swore to his having robbed them within the last three weeks. His hat was lined with rope, to protect his head, and he generally wore a white frock. He confessed that he had committed four robberies within the last three weeks, and disclosed the names of his accomplices in robbing Mr Parker, but they have not yet been taken. Chard is fully committed to Ilchester gaol for trial.
Chard, James (I29333)

Sad Accident
The sad news reached Yass during Sunday night that Mr. James Alt, stationmaster at Hill Top had been run over by a train and had both his legs cut off. From the news to hand, it is surmised that, as he is subject to fits, he must have taken one and fallen on the line on his way home from Mittagong and while on the line a
train came along and, passing over him, cut off both legs. Immediately the news reached Yass, his mother, Mrs. G. Weatherby and his sister, Mrs. J. J. Sheekey, started for Hill Top, but did not expect to see the unfortunate man alive, as they were informed that he was sinking fast. Alt has a wife and three children and was a very kind and obliging officer. It is only about three weeks since his elder brother, Mr. Henry Alt, died and left a wife and several children.
As we went to press, the unfortunate man was still alive and both legs had been amputated below the knee in the Bowral hospital.
Alt, James (I46)


? ?Never in the annals of Yass has such a gloom been cast over the town, as on Friday night last, when the startling and terrible news reached Yass that four of a picnic party Jeremiah Mead, William Sunderland, John Davis and Edward Bede Kiely, who had only three or four hours before left town, had been drowned in the Murrumbidgee River. The people were horrified and refused to believe it, knowing that Mead was a strong fellow, and an expert swimmer. The messenger said there was no mistake they were searching for the bodies when he left at 7 o?clock.

The cadets of the public school had arranged for a picnic on the Murrumbidgee River for two or three days, with Sergeant Anderson, of the Yass Volunteers, who takes great interest in the cadets, in charge. On Friday afternoon everything was got ready, and the youngsters started off bent on a day or two?s pleasure. They arrived at the river shortly after 5 o?clock, and got everything ready to pitch their tents. The Sergeant very wisely called the boys together and cautioned them not to go into the river, and also gave them the same caution before they left Yass, until he was with them.

The cadets commenced to play about, while the Sergeant, Mead, Sunderland, Mote, and Booty, and Sheehy of the cadets, commenced to put up the tents, and prepare the meals. While this was going on a number of the cadets had gone down the hill along side the river out of site. As soon as they did so a bathe was suggested and in no time about seven or eight of the young lads were in the water. The river at this point is very wide, with shallow water down the centre for about 50 yards, when all of a sudden it drops down 10 or 12 feet. It was at this spot the accident happened.

The accounts of the different lads are very conflicting with reference to the two lads Kiely and Davis. Taking a common sense view of it after seeing the place we believe that Kiely and Davis must have gone on in front until they reached the deep hole, when they got beyond their depths, and commenced to struggle. A cry was immediately raised that some boys were drowning, Mead, Sunderland, Mote, Booty and Sheehy, who were about a quarter of a mile from the scene, at once started running to render assistance, undressing themselves, as they ran along. Sheehy was the first to reach the river, but there was no sign of young Kiely, the poor lad was evidently drowned then, but Davis was struggling in the deep water. Sheehy jumped in with only his boots on and swam over to where Davis was struggling, and by this time Davis had disappeared. Sheehy dived for him three times, but did not get him. Mead then arrived and commenced to dive for the bodies. In the third attempt Mead brought up the body of Davis on his shoulder. Sheehy took hold of Davis by the right hand, and Mead held his left, and both commenced to swim with Davis to where the others were standing in the shallow water.

It was then that poor Sunderland, in his eagerness to render assistance stepped forward, and was at once out of his depth. He immediately commenced to drown, and Mead seeing Sunderland sink left Davis to Sheehy, and dived after Sunderland. Sheehy could not hold Davis, and he got away from him. He dived again for him, caught him by the hair, but could not hold him. Sheehy then came up and commenced to swim, and Mead came up alongside of him in an exhausted state and trying to swim out, but could not make headway like as if something was hanging on to him so that he could not swim. He gave a smile in sheehy?s face, and commenced to sink. Mote then swam out with a fishing rod, and mead caught hold of it, and went under still holding the rod. Sheehy then went to Mote?s assistance and both were pulling Mead along and it appeared as if some heavy weight was pulling Mead back. Mote then became exhausted and struggling in the shallow water was helped out. By this time Mead had let go the rod, and all was over.

Sheehy?s conduct cannot be too highly spoken of, and it was Sheehy, who was in the water diving, when the men arrived, and they thought it was Davis. Mote was sometime before he came round. A messenger was at once dispatched to the residence of Mr. William Dwyer, who with Mr. Roy Barber at once dived in, and like Mead, had run too far, and become exhausted, and had to be dragged out, almost adding another to the sad deaths.

The Sergeant, at once, ordered all cadets into camp, and sent a messenger to Yass to inform the police. As soon as the news spread about the excitement became intense, father and mothers rushing about asking for the names of those drowned, while sisters, brothers, and friends were endeavouring to find out the name of the fourth party missing. About 9 o?clock two or three of the cadets arrived, and it was then ascertained that the fourth name was Bede Kiely, aged twelve years, and eldest son of Mr. E. Kiely, of Hardwicke, Yass.

Many willing townsmen at once volunteered to go out and dive for the bodies, and it was not long before several buggy loads started on their solemn duty. Grappling Irons were also procured and sent out. As soon as they reached the river, which is 15 miles from Yass, a start was made to recover the bodies. Those who went into the water were Messrs Duddleston, Leslie Barber, Webster, Cook, Hayhow, Alick Barber, Lucas, Flynn, M. Coen, J. Weatherby, and J. Leonard. They continued to grapple until between one and two o?clock, when the body of poor Sunderland was found. He had his trousers, braces and boots on. Finding the one body gave them encouragement to go on thinking they would soon get the other bodies. Sunderland?s body was then sent into Yass.

Messrs H. Jones, P. Fallon and one or two others then joined the search party and diving was then commenced, but without any result. The irons were again used, and at 7 o?clock the body of the heroic Mead was brought up, and when taken on the bank, his features indicated the terrible struggle that he had gone through. The body was at once brought to town.
The plucky search party, up to their waists in water still stuck to their task, and at half-past eight Mr. A. Barber secured the body of the little lad Kiely. His calm and placid features would lend one to believe that in finding himself in deep water he collapsed from fright, which might account for his disappearing so soon. Mr. W. Howard brought the body into town at once.
At this time Mr. James Duffy?s boat arrived at the river, and was a great help in securing the body of young Davis, which was discovered at 10 o?clock. All the bodies were found in the deep hole, where they had disappeared within a few yards of one another.

As each body was taken out the scene was very sad. Strong sturdy men with tears trickling down their cheeks. And when one lad was brought out the sight of a fond parent kissing the pallid cheek of his son, was too much for those around to bear without shedding tears. As the bodies were brought into town the excitement was intense, and as they lay out in a long room at the rear of the Australian Hotel, they presented a sight that will never be forgotten in the annals of Yass.
Jeremiah Mead, the hero of the calamity, was a native of Yass, and was 29 years of age. He was a general favourite in the town, and was good company wherever he went, and it was on that account that he was pressed, against his will, to accompany the picnic party. He was a compositor by trade, and was employed in the ?Courier? for about 17 years, and we are in a position to say that a more honourable, steady, hardworking young man never breathed. He was one of the best players in the senior football team, and was so well liked by the players that a number of them volunteered at once to search for his body, and did so. One of his best traits was his kindness to his aged mother. No young man has ever passed away in Yass that so much sympathy has been felt for.

William Sunderland, who lost his life so gallantly, was made more sad by him being a married man, with a wife and young child, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Sunderland was a great worker in all-public matters, and was the originator of the first Hospital Demonstration, and was one of the secretaries of the movement. He was also a moving spirit in all-volunteer movements and will be missed by the company. Much sympathy is felt for both his wife and aged father.
Edward Bede Kiely, the youth who appears to have first disappeared in the treacherous hole, was the eldest son of Mr. E. Kiely, J. P. of Hardwicke, and was a very quiet and inoffensive lad, about 12 years old, and he had a very amiable disposition, which made him a general favourite. He was one of the cadets and persuaded his parents to let him accompany the picnic party. It was not known that Kiely was drowned until about 10 o?clock, as the messenger could not think of the fourth name. As the parents lived some miles from town the body was taken to the residence of Mrs. M. Coen. Mr. and Mrs. Kiely have the sympathy of the public.
John Davis, who evidently was close to Kiely when he went down, was a son of Mr. Edwin Davis of Coolalie, and was stopping with his aunt in town, for the purpose of attending the Public School. He was also one of the cadets. Word was sent to Mr. Davis, who at once started for the Murrumbidgee to assist in the search for the body. The parents have sympathy of everyone.

Roy Barber and Fred Mote, the two young men who were almost drowned, have now quite recovered. They suffered much from exhaustion, and no doubt excitement as well. Roy Barber was so ill when he reached Yass on Saturday that Dr. Thane had to be called in.
The two cadets Eugene Sheehy and Fred Booty deserve special mention for their plucky conduct in attempting to save the drowning men. Sheehy made one or two desperate attempts and almost succeeded.

We are sure we echo the sentiments of the public of the town and district, when we say that the men who worked in the water all through a stormy night, and up until the bodies were all found deserve the highest praise for their noble conduct, also Mr. James Duffy for lending his boat.
Mote, Frederick Arthur (I17)

Sarah Watts was indicted for stealing a silver spoon the property of Thomas Baker. Mr. Rogers appeared for the prosecution. Martha Baker stated that the prisoner had washed for her four or five months, and that the prisoner had washed at her house the day before she missed the spoon, and on searching the prisoner's house, the spoon was found. Verdict- Guilty-Transportation for seven years. There were several other articles found in her possession belonging to Mr. Baker.
Chard, Sarah (I31215)

Septimus and his wife Elizabeth lived at "Rockleigh", Delegate. In 1916 "Bertery Bank" was divided in half and Septimus renamed his half "Rockleigh".
In his early years Septimus was a shearing contractor and his entire life was spent in conjunction with that occupation. He was a sheep breeder of renown and was an exhibitor at local agricultural shows and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. After his death in 1941 his wife Elizabeth bought a house in Delegate where she lived her last years. She survived Septimus by 21 years 
Martin, Septimus (I10914)


The Presbyterian Church, Thirroul, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on June 29th, when Ivy Doris Brown, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Brown, of Lachlan street, Thirroul, was married to Mervyn T. Sheather, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs George Sheather of Nangus, via Gundagai.

Rev. Torbett officiated.

The bride's gown was of ivory briral satin with long train cut into skirt and silver girdle. A coronet of orange blossoms held in place her beautiful tulle veil. A shower bouquet of camelia white roses and carnations and fine maiden-hair fern, with streamers of white satin ribbon completed the bridal ensemble.

The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a white gold wristlet watch.

Little Miss Raynor Dixon, of Thirroul, was a very pretty flower girl in her ankle-length frock of pale blue crepe-de-chene, with shoes to tone and carrying o gold basket of pink Erica and fine maiden-hair fern, with blue tulle bow.

The bridegroom's gift to the flower girl was a gold armlet.

The briedsmaid, Miss Vera Brown, of Goulburn, sister of the bride, looked charming in a frock of matalasse, with silk stripe, trimmed with silver girdle; she carried a bouquet of pink carnations, pink stocks and fine maiden-hair fern, with streamers of pink ribbons.

The bridegroom's gift to the bridesmaid was a gold wristlet watch.

Mr. George Brown, of Sydney, brother of the bride, was best man.

The Wedding March was played by the Church organist, who also contributed various organ solos. The Church was tastefully decorated with arum lilies, roses and asparagus fern, by friends of the bride.

The reception was held at the bride's home, 'Iolanthe,'' Lachlan street, Thirroul, where the bride's mother received the guests attired in an ensemble of black crinkle crepe and black silk lace, with shoes and hat to tone. She carried a bouquet of red carnations and roses, and maiden hair fern with streamers of red satin ribbon.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheather left by train for Sydney and Goulburn, the bride travelling in a suite of beige, with brown trimmings, hat and shoes to tone.

Many useful and valuable gifts were received.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheather's future home will be at Gundagai.
Family F7857


St. Paul's Church of England, Adelong, was the venue of a very pretty wedding on Saturday morning last when Mildred Alma, only daughter of Mr and Mrs. Theo Miller of Sandy Gully, Adelong, made her responses to Dudley Roy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheather of Nangus. The church was tastefully decorated by friends of the bride and looked a picture, a fitting setting for a beautiful bride, whose gown was of cream magnolia embossed satin. The conventional '"something borrowed" was the beautiful veil lent by Mrs. C. T. Miller. A bouquet sheaf of gladioli completed the ensemble. In support of the bride was Miss Agnes Miller as bridesmaid, who chose autumn green taffeta for her frock, and Mrs. Stan Keogh was matron of honor, wearing a frock of petunia taffeta. Both ladies curried a sheaf of gladioli. Supporting the groom were Mr. L. Miller, brother of the bride, as best man, and Mr Stan. Keogh as groomsman Miss Neita Crain presided at the organ. At the conclusion of the ceremony the recept tion was held at the home of the brides mother, where Mrs. Theo Mil ler, wearing a navy gown with lace trimmings, assisted by Mrs Alec Sheather, in black and white, received about 80 guests. The Rev B.D.C. Simpson presided at the breakfast, and the following toasts were honored and where necessary, responded to- 'The King' by the Rev. Chairman ; 'The Bride and 'Groom' by Mr. T Smith 'The Bridesmaids' by Mr. D. Shea ther; 'The Parents' by Mr. Don Moon, 'The Rev. Chairman' by Mr A Miller. An additional toast, and one particularly apt, was that of 'The Fighting Forces' by the Rev. Chairman. At the conclusion of the reception the happy young couple departed for Sydney for the honeymoon, the bride choosing a travelling frock of beige pink crepe, with white accessories. Both young people were the recipients of many costly and beautiful presents too numerous to mention but the 'groom's gift to the bride was a wrist-watch, and to the bridesmaids each a bedroom clock. On hehalf of the paper we extend our best wishes to the young couple for future happiness.
Family F8568


Last week Gertie Christina Pearce, of Pine Vale. Narandera, and Arthur Edward Sheather, of Narandera (formerly of Grong Grong), were united in marriage at the Methodist Church, Rev. J. Wadkin was the celebrant. Miss Armstrong played the wedding march. The bride was becomingly gowned in a dress of cream cashmere de soie and georgette trimmed with silver beads. She wore the usual wreath and veil and carried a charming bouquet of carnations, roses, lily of the valley and asparagus fern. Miss Margaret Sheather (niece of the bridegroom) was bridesmaid and Mrs. R. Cobban, best man. The breakfast was laid at the home of the bride 's parents, Pine. Vale. The honeymoon was spent in Wagga and Albury.
Family F5127

Sheather Pleads Guilty

George Sheather, charged with stealing two cheques and ?68 in money at Nangus last April.

Mr. Fraser for accused.

Plea, guilty.

John Ernest Fuller and George Gittoes each gave accused a good character. The latter knew him 45 years, and never knew him to do a wrong action before. All the family were good. He reared a big family, and reared them well.

The police had nothing against accused. He bore a good character.

Mr. Fraser: A man named Gibbon, a market-gardener, kept his money in a quart pot, on the top of the ground, under some flowers, in view of the main Sydney to Melbourne road. Sheather had seen him frequently going to the spot. Sheather admitted his guilt, and gave notice that he would plead guilty. I gave my cheque for the amount. Accused is 65. He has a wife and has reared a large, respectable family in the district. A testimonial to his good charactcr was put in by Mr. James Robinson, of 'Kimo' the most respected gentleman in the Southern districts, who would not give a man a testimonial unless he deserved it. He gave it without hesitation. I ask you to bind accused over to appear for sentence if called upon.

His Honor: What appeals to me is that he has brought up a large family. An old man should not fall to temptation, but money should not be let lie about in that foolish fashion.

Sentenced to 9 months, and released under the F.O.A.,

?23 was found on accused when ar rested, and was ordered to be re turned, to him, less ?5 costs for a witness.
Sheather, George (I10376)


Miss Lois Booth, who was married to Mr. Douglas Sheather last night, showed originality in her wedding plans by choosing crownless glass hats for her two bridesmaids and little flower girl, and a caravan tour for her honeymoon. The caravan is a trailer, fully equipped, and they will head north.

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mrs. J. Wentworth Booth, of Mosman, and the bridegroom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Sheather, of Mosman.

The bride chose white angel skin, appliqued with a pattern of silver roses, for her gown, and a long train fell from her waist.

[Photograph not included]
MRS. DOUGLAS SHEATHER (right), who, before her marriage last night, was Miss Lou Booth, with her bridesmaids, MISSES BETTY and NORMA BOOTH, and flower-girl, MOINA TULLOCH.

A simple bouquet and a coronet holding in place her tulle veil were of lily-of-the-valley.

The bridesmaid's frocks of leaf green net, self spotted with silk, featured the same theme of design in the train falling from the waist, and the frock worn by the flower girl, Moina Tulloch, was identical. The bridesmaids were Misses Betty and Norma Booth, sisters of the bride, and they carried cyclamens, which were also scattered on the edge of their trains.

Mr. Colin Sheather was best man, and Mr. Bruce Dixon was groomsman. Rev. L. A. Purnell officiated at the ceremony, which took place at the Presbyterian Church, Mosman.
Family F2239


The Church of England, Bangalow, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Monday, May 9, when Thelma Marcia, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. W. Davison of Tyagarah, was married to Richard Edwin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheather, of Coraki. Canon Seymour officiated.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was prettily attired in a dress or white mariette, beaded with seed pearls. She also wore a wreath and veil, and carried a shower bouquet of white chrysan themums, cosmos and fern, tied with white tulle streamers. She was attended by her sister Doris as bridesmaid, who wore a frock, of Oriental silk, with hat to tone and carried a bouquet of pale pink roses and asparagus fern, tied with pale pink tulle streamers. Mr. R. T. Johnson of Tyagarah, carried out the duties of best man. Mr. and Mrs. Sheather's future home will be at the Main Arm, Mullumbimby.
Family F9678


A wedding was celebrated on Saturday, June 3, at St. Mary's Church of England, Guildford, at 3 p.m., between Marjorie Day, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Day, of Kings Cross, and Lawrence Sheather, eldest son of Mrs. and the late Mr. H. C. Sheather, of Bursill-street, Guildford.

The bride was dressed in gold and rus set shades of crinkle crepe, with hat and shoes to match, and carried a shower bouquet of gold roses, wallflowers and gerboras. An unusual note in the bou quet was a spray of orange blossom, which thie bride's aunt sent specially from America.

The bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Doyle, looked most attractive in grey crinkle crepe, with mauve velvet sleeves and hat, and carried a muff of violets, stock and fuchsias.

The bridegroom chose Mr. A. Jolly as best man.

The Rev. J. Poole officiated at the altar and Mr. W. Poole at the organ. The reception was held at the bridegroom's home at Bursill-street, Guildford, where 30 guests were entertained.

The bride chose brown as the pre dominating note for her travelling costume.

The happy couple left for the Blue Mountains, where the honeymoon was spent.
Family F7748


A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Wesleyan Church on Wednesday last, the participating parties being Mr. Herbert Joseph, second son of Mr and Mrs Sheather, of Sydney, the Miss Hannah Grace, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Jones, of Adjungbilly, Rev H Skuse being the celebrant. The bride (who was given away by her father) was dressed in white voile with hand-embroidered net over dress, hat en suite. She wore a gold brooch with neck chain and cross and carried a boquet of orange blossoms (the gifts of the bride- groom). Miss Lily Jones (sister of the bride) and Miss Emily Marsh (cousin of the bride) were the bridesmaids, both gowned in white muslin trimmed with embroidery, with white silk hats en suite, and both wore gold brooches (gifts of the bridegroom). Mr. Albert Woods capably filled the role of best man. The ceremony over, the company adjourned to the Oddfellows' Hall where a sumptuous wedding break- fast was provided. Rev. H. Skuse occupied the chair, and after justice had been done to the good things provided, proposed the toast of the 'Bride and Bridegroom' in a happy speech The bridegroom suitably responded and proposed the toast of the 'Bridesmaids,' Mr. A. Woods responding. Rev. H. Skuse then proposed the health of the 'Par- of the Bride and Bridegroom,' Mr. J.Jones responding. The bride's travelling dress was of navy blue serge with Oriental trimmings, hat to match. She wore a sealskin muff and fur (the gift of the bride- groom). Numerous and costly were the presents they received. The happy pair left, amid showers of rice and confetti, by the train en route for Albury, where the honey- moon is to be spent. We wish our young friends health, wealth and prosperity in the future. Their home will be Cootamundra.
Family F4146

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE (From the Sydney Morning Herald):- THE AGENORIA - This vessel has made a good passage of one hundred and seven days from Plymouth. She is commanded by Captain Newby, formerly of the Mary, and an old trader to this colony. By her we are in possession of dates from London up to the 4th of February. She has on board 256 immigrants (English, Irish and Scotch), of whom 97 are male and 88 female adults, 29 boys and 32 girls from one to fourteen years, and 10 infants. Seven deaths and six births occurred during the voyage. All on board are now in good health, and much credit is due to the commander, surgeon superintendant, and officers of the ship, for the remarkably clean condition in which she has arrived. 
Agenoria, The Barque (I21148)

Ships in Harbour (Sydney) - Agenoria, barque, 724 tons, Newby, in the Stream; Captain, agent. Disembarking emigrants, and about to discharge.
Arrivals May 25 - Agenoria, 724 tons, Captain Newby, from London 30th January and Plymouth the 7th February. Passengers ...... and 256 immigrants.

pages 143 to 144: This vessel has made a good passage of one hundred and seven days from Plymouth. She is commanded by Captain Newby, formerly of the Mary, and an old trader to this colony.... She has on board 256 immigrants (English, Irish and Scotch), of whom 97 are male and 88 female adults, 29 boys and 32 girls from one to fourteen years of age and ten infants. Seven deaths and six births occurred during the voyage. All on board are now in good health, and much credit is due to the commander, surgeon Superintendant, and officers of the ship, for the remarkably clean condition in which she has arrived. On the 13th March, the Agenoria spoke the barque Competitor, from Adelaide, bound for London, out seventy five days in latitude 0.47N, longitude 21.52W 
Agenoria, The Barque (I21148)

Special Celebration For Boxing Day
For most people, December 26 is Boxing Day, a day for watching the cricket and the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
But in one home at the Young Retirement Village this Boxing Day, two people celebrated a marriage that has been going strong for 66 years.
Ted and Gwen Brown have both spent their lives in Young, and have been together since their marriage at the Anglican Church by Reverand McKeown, in 1934.
Ted remembers Young in 1925 when there were still gravel roads, as he used to deliver milk from his family's dairy.
This year, their anniversary was acknowledged by means of transcript, received from Queen Elizabeth II, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Australian Governor General Sir William Dean, and Federal Member for Hume, Alby Schultz.
The Brown's, who have been at the retirement village for a little over a year now, celebrated their anniversary this year with friends and family.
A family that is, by the way, quite large. The Brown's boast four daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
The family is so large in fact that a tally had to be done to work out just how many there were.
Gwen highlighted the importance of the family unit and patience to keeping a good marriage alive.
"They're like birds in a nest, they all fly out sooner or later," Gwen said.
Ted said the many years of marriage had certainly been hard work, but it was a very rewarding experience. 
Aspland, Clarice Gwendoline (I77)



The sudden death of Mr. Frank H. Hopwood, proprietor of the Harden "Express" came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends, both at Harden and Young (says the Young 'Witness'), when it was learned on Saturday morning that he had - after a full rich life of useful service - passed away suddenly to the Higher Reward.

The late Mr. Hopwood was up and about as usual on Saturday, and about 7.30 o'clock had a stroke, from which he did not regain consciousness and passed away in the Harden-Murrumburrah Hospital about mid-day.

He spiked his last piece of copy, read his last proof, and subbed his last article, but he leaves on the 'Inky way" cherishable memories of a man who set himself out to assist every movement that was for the good of the community in which he lived.

The large number of people both from the Harden-Murrumburrah district and Young who attended the funeral services, and the cortege, which was one of the longest seen in Harden for many years was visible testimony of the high esteem in which the late Frank Hopwood was held.

Only 53 years of age, he was born at Young and educated there, being the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hopwood, of Young.

Choosing the 'Inky way' as a profession, he served his apprentice ship with the Young 'Chronicle,' and from there graduated to the old Burrangong 'Argus.'

After leaving the 'Argus' he joined Mr. F. Wales in a job printing business which was situated on the site now occupied by the Fire Brigade Station. Later, the partnership shifted to Burrowa Street, where Gordon, Mote and Co., now have their furniture business.

The lure of the printing press still called him, and he longed for the more eventful life of a newspaper man, so he then took over 'The Witness' from the company which at that time was controlling the destinies of this paper, going into partnership with Messrs. F. J. Wales and A. E. Collins. He carried out the duties of Editor with success and harmony for a number of years, finaliy taking over the Harden 'Express,' which he edited successfully up till the time of his death.

The deceased, as a pressman, had the confidence of his confreres, for on several occasions he was elected a member of the Executive of the N.S.W. Country Press Association.

During the time he was at Young the late Mr. Hopwood distinguished himself as a good townsman, for he was not only in the place, but of it. He was an active member of the P. and A. Association, being for many years a steward in the horticultural section, and judged at surrounding Horticultural Shows.

He was thoroughly at home at this, as he was a horticulturahst at heart, and was a lover of flowers. In his spare moments he was to be seen in his garden amongst his roses and the other blooms he loved so well.

Amidst the exacting life of a newspaper man, he also found time to devote to other interests for the good of the town, and in addition to being a useful member of the P. and C. Association, was, for many years Secretary of the Burrangong Race Club. He Was also a loyal adherent of his Church, being a regular Communicant and the Church of England Council and the C.E.M.S. had the value of his membership and advice. When he went to Harden, those interests went with him, and there he was also a member of the Church Council and the C.E.M.S.

He was also associated with the Friendly Society movement as a member of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, through the chairs of which he passed.

The late Mr. Hopwood was mar ried at Young to Miss Annie Murray, daughter of the late Mr. H. J. Murray of Rimmer's Hill, Adelong, and Mrs. Murray, of Sydney.

After taking over the Harden 'Express' he conducted it from Young for about 12 months, after which, on the transfer of his family to that place, went to live there permanently. There he became a member of the P. and A. Society, and identified himself with progressive town movements.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, three sons and two daughters. The eldest boy Frank, is on the staff of the Bank of N.S.W. in Queanbeysn. Noel works in the 'Express' office, and Ken. Of the girls, Marge and Betty, the former is a student at Sydney University. He also leaves three sisters and a brothers, Mrs. Grafton and Mrs. Hector Webb' (Sydney), Mrs. Frank Finn (Yass), and Mr. Tom Hopwood (Young).

A large number of people from Young travelled to Harden to at tend the service at St. Paul's Church, and later follow his last remains to the graveside, interment taking place in the Church of England por tion of the cemetery. The Rev. S. North officiated in the Church and at the graveside. Miss Dowling pre sided at the organ, and the congre gation, in a nice tribute to a good churchman, sang one of his favorite hymns, 'Abide With Me. Four members oi the C.E.M.S. acted as pall-bearers, and Bro. Harold Bem brick, P.N.G., conducted the G.U. O.O.F. service. The Rev. S. North, in paying tribute to the deceased spoke of his fine Christian character, and eulog ised him as a citizen who had given his best in wide service to his town and district. As a churchman his life was exemplary. As a citizen it was of the best.

Many beautiful floral tokens were received from : Frank, Marjorie, Noel, Ken and Betty; Tom, Jess and fam ily; Al., Hec and family; Sister Marth; Frank, Sue and family; From the Members of St. Paul's Women's Guild; Rector, Council and Parishon ers of St. John's Church (Young) ; Members and Committee of Harden District Brass Band; The C.E.M. So ciety; Wales and Collins (Young) ; The Junior Guild; The Members of A. C. Barrett Branch G.U.O.O.F. Lodge; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Webb and family, 'Laurel Grove'; Mr. and Mrs. Belfour and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rabbets and Edna; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Larkin; Mrs. C. Coddington and daughters, 'Moul- ton'; Mr. and Mrs. P. Hayne; Mrs. E. J. Hutchinson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Back and Ron; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Richardson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ibbetson, Ted, Madge and Rene and Albert Walton; Mrs. Boag and family; Jessie, Oliver and family; A. R. and E. H. Codding ton, 'Eulo'; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Coddington and Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Phillips and family;. Win and Helen Sinclair; R. and C. Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. W. Hatter and fam ily; Mr. and Mrs. Zipfell and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. Reimer and family; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lanham and family; Mrs. Webb, Edith, Alma and Alf ; Mrs. E. Lawton and family; the Melville family; Mr. and Mrs. H. Nolan and family; Mr. and Mrs. F.G Wilson; Annie, Eric and Neville Menzies; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gibson and Mrs. Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Coddington and Errol; Mr. and Mrs. C. West and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. Wales and family; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hammond and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Collins and family; Mrs. Reimer, Ethel and Violet; Herb Manwaring and Mr. and Mrs. Kent and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Lanham and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Selden and John; Aunt, Uncle, Jim and family; Mr. and Mrs. Harbridge, Alan, Clyde and Hazel. [We join with other members of the Fourth Estate in offering our deep sympathy to the sorrowing members of deceased's family. ? Ed., | Burrowa News.]

Wales, Frederick John (I790)

St. John's, Young, was the scene of an attractive wedding on Boxing Day, when Mr. Edmond Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Brown, of Trafalgar Farm, was united to Miss Gwendoline Aspland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Aspland, of Young, the Rev. Canon McKeown officiating. The future home of the happy couple will be at Young.
Family F74

Sticking-up at Yass.

WE (Courier) were informed on good authority on Monday that F. Mote, son of Mr. J.F. Mote, was stuck up at the far end of the Hume Bridge on Sunday night about 9 o'clock by three men as he was going home to North Yass. They ordered Mr. Mote to " bail up" and hand over his money, but as it happened he had no money on him, and therefore could not comply with the request. After being detained for a few minutes Mr. Mote was allowed to pro- ceed on his way. The would-be highwaymen certainly selected a very daring spot for bailing a man up

Mote, Frederick Arthur (I17)

Stockinbingal Wedding.


A very pretty wedding took place at St. James' Church of England on Wednesday last, when Andrew, youngest son, of the late Mr. Andrew Clements, of Brown's Creek, Blayney, was married to Eva, the daughter of Mr. Samuel Sheather, of this town. The Rev. Crane, of Blayney, officiated ; the church was tastefully decorated with suitable decorations. The bride, was attired in a gown of white crepe-de- chene, and had a court train lined with shell pink ninon. Her tulle veil was worn over a mob cap, outlined with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and dalias ; she also wore a gold necklet, the gift of the bride groom. The bride was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss B. Clements (sister of the bridegroom); who wore a gown of cream serge, and Miss Flo. Sheather (sister of the bride), who wore a gown of white crepe-de-chene. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids were:- Miss Cle ments, gold necklet ; and Miss Sheather, pearl spray brooch. Little Miss Ally Sheather acted as train- bearer, and wore a frock of white silk. After the ceremony the guests retired to Ellwood's hotel, where a reception was held, about 40 guests being present.

The presents were Bride to bride- groom, silver-mounted hairbrush and comb; Mr. Sheather (bride's father), cheque; Mrs. Sheather (bride's mother), afternoon tea-set, hanging lamp, and tumblers; Mrs. Clements (Blayney), mother of bridegroom, cheque; Miss Flo Sheather, cutlery ; Miss Allie Sbeather, silver mounted butter dish and knife ; Mr and Mrs. F. Hull, table runner and doyleys ; Miss M. and B. Clements (Blay ney), cutlery ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Clements (Blayney), set carvers in case; Mr. R. Clements (Blayney), silver sugar scuttle; Mr. Irwin Clements (Blayney), silver teapot; Mr. and Mrs. J. Clements; silver jam dish; Mrs. A. Bowyer (Sydney), wedding dress; Mrs. T. Manning, glass water jug and tumblers; Miss E. Man ning, water bottle and tumblers; Miss Hughes, silver mounted jam dish; Miss Lacey (Sydney), silver mounted flower stand ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Roberts (Blayney), set carvers in case; Mr. S. Hurst (Blay ney, afternoon teaspoons in case; Mr. Whiteman (Blayney), silver mounted salt sellers in case ; Mr. J. T. O'Brien, set carvers in case; Mr. T. F. Ellwood, cheque ; Mr. H. Cooper (Blayney), silver butter dish; Master L. Clements, silver jam spoon ; Mr. and Mrs. D. Jordan, set carvers in case; Mr. and Mrs. W. G Noble, silver jelly dish ; Mr. J. Whalen, water jug ; Mr. G.Sheather, silver mount ed cake and flower stand ; Mr. T. W. Manning, silver teapot ; Mr. and Mrs. F. West, silver mounted biscuit barrel ; Mr. A. Sheather; silver cake tray ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Gravolln, purse sovereigns.
Family F4155

Sydney Gazette of 25 August 1829
Description of the hanging of John Holmes on 21-8-1829 after burning down a barn belonging to James Thomas John BEAN (Jun.)

On Friday last, John Holmes, convicted of arson at Campbelltown, was executed pursuant to his sentence. When on the scaffold, the rev. Mr Therry addressed the Under Sheriff and enquired whether he would be permitted to communicate the prisoner's confession to the numerous assemblage of persons who were collected to witness the execution. Immediate assent was given and Mr Therry then stated that the unfortunate culprit acknowledged his guilt, as well as the justice of his sentence; that he had committed many crimes, but sincerely hoped that God had forgiven him, as he freely forgave all those by whom he had ever been injured. The prisoner then addressed the spectators himself earnestly entreating that they would take warning by his fate, and avoid the evil consequences of bad company which had brought him to an untimely and disgraceful end. The Under Sheriff expressed himself gratified at hearing a declaration from the prisoner which must be so consolatory to himself, and so gratifying to his friends and all present. Holmes then joined in prayer with great devotion and in a few minutes the drop fell.

After hanging the usual time, his body was earnestly requested by many persons, and Mr Prorit directed it to be delivered over to his friends on condition that it should be interred on the evening of the same day, as he was aware that they were desirous of having a wake over the body, which in all probability would have occasioned a disturbance in the town at night.

A neat Coffin was provided by his friends and on the evening the corpse was followed to the grave by a numerous train
Bean, James Thomas John Jnr. (I867)

Talk between Alfred Farndale and his son, Martin on 29 July 1982

"I remember going to school at Charltons near Tidkinhowe. We then went to Standard 1 at Bosbeck. We stayed there until we were 14. It was a two mile walk each day. The headmaster was Mr Ranson. I remember Jim, my elder brother catching me fishing and playing truant. He just said "Get in" (he was in a pony and trap) and he took me to a days marketing at Stokesley. I remember the second masters name was Ackroyd. I got a fork through my leg and he sucked it out. We were always inspected as we arrived at school. We had to walk passed the Bainbridge place and people used to say that he had more sheep on the moor than he was allowed. I remember William looking after me at mother's funeral. I was crying and very upset.

The war came in 1914 and I was just 17. I wanted to join up so I ran away and joined up at the local recruiting office at Northallerton, somewhere in South Parade I think. I joined the West Yorks but my father found out and said I was under age, which I was. The CO wanted me to stay on the band, but father wouldn't hear of it and I came out. I remember being very proud of my first leave in uniform. Then one day they called for volunteers for the Machine-Gun Corps and I stepped forward. We went to Belton Park, near Grantham for training. I joined 239th Company MGC and we were attached to the Middlesex Regiment. In 1917 we sailed for Calais and went to "Dickiebush" Camp. We were first in action at Westbrook and Polygon Wood. I remember an incident on the Menin Road galloping up with two limbers of ammunition towards the gun positions at Hooge. I was a Private but I was giving a lift to Quarter Master Sergeant Zaccarelli. The Germans started to shell us. They could clearly see us. I had one horse killed and I managed to cut him free and I then rode the other. Zaccarelli was killed; it was quite a party when I reported it. My Captain asked if there were any witnesses but there were none, otherwise I might have got something. I remember an officer coming up to me when we were under bombardment at Ypres and saying "How would you like to be in Saltburn now, Farndale?" We saw some action at Zonnebeke, Ploegstraat and Arras. The suddenly we were ordered to Marseilles and got on a troopship for Basra in Mesoptamia. After about 14 days we were in the Suez Canal and then the Red Sea. We landed at Basra and marched to Kut-el-Amara as part of a force under General Maud to relieve Townsend. About the middle of 1918 the Turks surrendered. We hung around for quite a while. I cut my thumb on a bully beef tin and it got poisoned. I was in hospital in Kut when 239th Company left for England. I eventually got to Mosul where I thought my unit was and met my platoon commander Lieutenant Pearson. He asked me where I had been and put me in charge of the officers mess. We had some Punjabi officers at the time and they used to knock me up to try to get whiskey! Later in 1918 we were ordered to Bombay. I remember I had to take my stripes down on the troopship. We were sent up to the Afghan frontier for a while and we had quite a lot of trouble in the local bazaars.

Eventually in early 1919 I think, we got a troopship to England. We landed at Southampton. I remember we were told that we could keep our greatcoats or take ?1 when we were demobbed on Salisbury Plain. I took the ?1! I remember arriving at Middlesborough station very late at night and sleeping on the platform. I got the first train next day to Guisborough and actually arrived at Tidkinhowe before they were up! This would be in 1919. I know that I was clear of the army by the start of 1920. I wish I had stayed in. I really did like the army life. But I had to come out.

I then went to Tancred Grange to help my eldest sister Lynn whose husband had died in 1918. I spent my time between Tancred and Tidkinhowe till I married your mother on 16 March 1928 at Bedale Parish Church. Martin was over from Canada and he was best man. It was just after my father died in January 1928. My eldest brother, John took over Tidkinhowe. Peggy and I had already decided to join the 'Canadians' [his brothers Jim, Martin and George and his sister Kate] in Alberta. We went to Huxley and rented a section of the CPR and you three children were born. However we had bad luck with crops and the slump and we had to go back to England in 1935.

We had a farm in Middleton-One-Row in 1936 and then we moved to Sycamore Lodge at Thornton-le-Moor near Northallerton in 1937. That was where Margot was born. It was too small though and we left it in 1940 after the war had started. We then lived at 117 Crosby Road, Northallerton. I was a farm contractor doing ploughing and threshing. It was very hard work and very long hours. I was Special Constable as well. Then, in January 1943, we moved to Gale Bank Farm at Wensley. We had been looking for farms for years and this was easily the best, so our luck had changed. It was then about 400 acres, but now it is more. Peggy and I retired in 1972 and we are now living at "Highfields", Eller Close Road, Leyburn." 
Farndale, Alfred (I16577)


After the Sunday School lessons were over at the Methodist Church on Sunday, the opportunity was taken to make a small presentation to Miss Hilda Wales, superintendent of the Kindergarten department, on the occasion of her approaching marriage to Mr. Alfred I'Anson, which happy event takes place during the present month. The present was from the parents of the kindergarten children and the kindergarten staff and was a beautiful tea set of best English china. Mr. A.R. Chellew, the general superintendent of the school, made the presentation, and in doing so, spoke of the enthusiastic service which Miss Wales had given over a long period of years. Her cheerful nature had endeared her to the children and her enthusiasm had been an inspiration to the teachers under her. She would be greatly missed in the school. Miss Wales suitably replied.
Wales, Hilda Ruth (I200)

Ted Perceval was the owner of a wagon and team of horses. It is understood that in early 1922 Ted camped out one night on the roadside near Boorowa, on the Rye Park Road. Ted was sleeping under his wagon when, during the night, the wagon rolled forward and the wheel passed over Ted, fatally squashing him 
Perceval, Edward Ernest (I12409)


At Merewether Central Methodist Church, on Saturday, September 14, the wedding was celebrated between Louise Blanche, fourth daughter of Mr. C. H. Sheather of Harrington, Manning River, and Leslie James, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Tennant, of Elliot-street. Merewether. Rev. W. Jenkins performed the ceremony. The church was decorated in real orange blossom and arum lily. Appropriate music was supplied by the Austral Concert Band, conducted by Mr. G. Richards. Mr. A. Charlton was organist, and Mrs. W. Tennant, jun., sang.

The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in her gown of ivory satin, moulded to the figure and flaring in a long train. A cowl neckline and full sleeves to the elbow were featured. An embroidered net veil mounted an underveil of cut tulle flowed in billowy clouds from a coronet of orange blossom. A sheaf of arum lily and cream orchid was carried by the bride.

Miss Winn Tennant and Miss Chris Lorger, of Stockton, were bridesmaids. They were attractively gowned in del phinium blue taffeta, trimmed with frills and silver lame, with silver hats and shoes to match. They carried bouquets of pink stock. Marjorie Sheather and Judith Lingard (nieces of the bride and bride groom), were flower girls. They wore dainty gowns of pink taffeta with puffed sleeves and silver halos, and carried baskets of sweetpea. Mr. W. A. Tennant and Mr. J. Lewis were best man and groomsman respectively.

Following the ceremnony, a reception was held at the Blue Room Cafe. Mrs. C. Simmonds (sister of the bride), in pale blue figured crepe-de-Chine with a white picture hat, received the guests. Her posy was of pink sweetpea. Mrs. Tennant, sen. looked smart in black crepe-de-Chine, and picture hat. She carried a posy of golden marigold.

When leaving for the honeymoon, which is being spent in North Queensland, the bride wore a royal blue matelasse frock with hat and shoes to match. Mr. and Mrs. Tennant will reside in Merewether.

[A large photo of the bride is included in the paper]
Family F7744

Terms of Settlement

London 10th January 1798

We whose names are hereunto signed do acknowledge that at our own request we have offered ourselves as settlers to go to New South Wales with our families on the following terms;

To have a passage found and our families to be victualled by Government during the voyage. On arrival in the Colony to have a grant of 100 acres of land at Port Jackson, or 50 acres at Norfolk Island.

To be victualled and clothed from the public stores for the term of 12 months after being put in possession of our respective allotments, and to be allowed the labour of two convicts (maintained by Government) for the same term; after which we & our families are to be of no further expense to the Crown.

To have the same proportion of stock, seed, grain and agricultural tools as have been furnished to other settlers, together with such other assistance as the Governor may judge proper to afford us.

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands on the day above written.

James Thomas John Bean
John Hanson
William Weller
Thomas Bradley 
Bean, James Thomas John (I132)


I SINCERELY wish to thank members of the Cootamundra Fire Brigade and the public generally who assisted with the fire early this morning.

Loiterton, Leslie Douglas (I4335)

The death is reported in St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, of Mr Bertram Mutch after a comparatively short illness. Word of his passing was received in Braidwood with deep regret, for the deceased was very well known here, having been employed in the post office for some years. While in Braidwood he married Miss Maude Backhouse, daughter of Mr and Mrs R Backhouse. He was a capable, conscientious officer, and made many [friends] while working in the post district. Born at Cootamundra he went into the post office there, later being transferred to Braidwood. After leaving here he served in various country centres, including Wagga and Maitland, and finally went to Canberra, from where he was transferred to the Dept. of the Interior, where he remained until he was compelled to enter hospital. In St Vincent's he underwent three major operations, the last being a little over a week ago. Despite his dogged courage and great fight to live, his strength gradually gave out and he passed away last Wednesday morning. He is survived by his wife and children Kevin, Marjorie, Fay, Joy and Allan. His mother, three sisters ......... and one brother .... survive, to whom the "Review" extends its sincere sympathy. The funeral took place at Northern Suburbs Cemetery on Friday last. Deceased was 42 years old 
Mutch, Robert Bertram (I222)

The engagement of Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Burrowa road Young, to Mr. Gordon Mote, of Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass, has been announced.
Aspland, Audrey Mavis (I4)

The following was read by his daughter, Gwen, at his funeral at the cemetery at Cooranbong, NSW on 9th July 1999:
Keith Martin James was born to Christiana and Walter James on October 27, 1906. He was their second child. His older sister, Rosina, is still alive, aged 96, but his younger brother, Sydney George died in 1962 aged 49.

The James family lived at Kellyville where they earned their living by farming. They supplemented their income by catching and selling birds to pet shops. Both Walter and Christiana were from large families and their household was always busy with visiting extended family. Their's was a very hospitable home.

One of Keith's favourite stories was, when he started school, at age seven, he was caned on the very first day because he couldn't spell HAWK correctly. Not impressed with this treatment he refused to go back for the next couple of weeks. However, he became a reasonably good student and was quick at maths. On deciding to become a farmer he finished his formal education at twelve and worked along with his father.

In 1928 he moved to Tumbi Umbi, married Phyllis Bade in 1929, and they continued to live there for the next 47 years. He first met Phyllis at Mr Showe's school and they met again at Church Camp Meeting.

Four children were born - Nancy in 1932, Wally in 1934, Gwen in 1936 and Joy in 1943.

With a pair of Harrier hounds he would spend time hunting foxes, rabbits, possums, kangaroos and any other animals that threatened his crops of beans, peas and tomatoes. Later on he grew gladioli which he sold to the local florist. The other hobby Keith indulged in was fishing and he continued to go fishing until about eight years ago when he found walking on the beach just too tiring. He wasn't all that keen on eating fish and gave most of his catch away.

Cousin Perce was Keith's best mate and they shared many adventures while they were growing up. They built a boat together, which they would row out to sea hopefully to get a better catch. Wally would often accompany them on these fishing trips but sometimes he would have to be rowed back to the shore as he was prone to sea sickness. He eventually worked out a way to beat it. Gradually, as their finances improved, they bought a bigger boat and a twenty horse power outboard motor. Perce died over twenty years ago and Keith missed him greatly.

When Keith was eighteen he had typhoid fever. While he was convalescing, his mother bought him a book on how to play the organ. He used this time to learn and practice until he was proficient enough to play the organ at church. He continued to play until in his eighties. These last few years he wouldn't play as he couldn't bear to hear the mistakes his fingers were making. He sang harmony, had a pleasant voice and could still sing his part in his favourite hymns. Mum and Dad used to sing duets together when they were young and we loved to hear them sing.

Little things we have remembered about him over the years when we were growing up...

He would repair our shoes. His mouth would be full of tacks and we would watch as he nailed each tack into place. Just when we thought his mouth would be empty by now he would produce another tack.

He made his own sinkers in the kitchen at night. Another job we loved to watch him do. Judging by the amount of lead he still had in his shed I think he had planned to make a lot more sinkers.

He seldom raised his voice at us. Although we did get the odd clip in the ear and he kept a strap on a nail on the kitchen wall which was applied when necessary.

To call us he would put two fingers in his mouth and whistle. We were expected to respond pronto.

He couldn't bear to let a snake go free. We have vivid recollections of Father bringing home dead snakes to show us. We were also allowed to keep a few odd pets, a wallaby, a sugar glider possum, a small, harmless snake, although none of them survived for a great deal of time. Maybe the cat, Nigger, had something to do with that.

Because it was a time when doctors were not readily available in our part of the country, Keith did a home nursing course and had his first-aid kit ready when it was needed. When Wally, about 12 at the time, cut his foot with the axe while chopping wood, Keith was able to sew it up. He boiled up some of Mum's cotton and a needle and the entire operation took place on the verandah bed. It must have been painful as Wal made a lot of noise.

We had a happy family life and we have good memories. Nancy was the caring older sister, wally, the son that all fathers want, Joy the adorable little sister and I fitted somewhere in the middle.

As the children grew up and left home it was a bit lonely on the farm. Dad had taken a full time job at the Citrus Co-op in Wyong and retirement was fast approaching. In 1976 they sold the farm and moved to Mannering Park where Dad continued to farm on a much smaller scale. We all ate his home grown tomatoes and pumpkins. He still attended the church he loved at The Entrance. Sabbath School time found him in his place in the second row among the friends that he held most dear.

It is nearly two years now since our mother died. He found it hard going alone. He said he would be able to manage as he lived on his own before, in 1928 for 18 months, and he knew how to cook. He didn't manage very well after all this time and became just so lonely; a loneliness we couldn't fill, lonely for his mate and happy years past. He was no longer able to read his precious Bible and even the many birds he used to feed from his hands every day didn't help. He was tired and longed to rest, sure in the knowledge that Jesus would call him from his grave when He comes.

Psalm 127 says, "Lo, Children are an heritage of the Lord: happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them." Our Dad has left an heritage of four children, fourteen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren. He was a simple man, Trusted in God and, for the most part, was content with his life 
James, Keith Martin (I20643)


The following notices appear in the
Gazette :-

Mr Edward Darling, Clerk of Courts at Steiglitz, has been appointed a Commissioner
of the Supreme Court.

The following have been appointed trustees :-Mr John Bell, for land temporarily reserved as a site for a cemetery at Bambra, in the room of Mr J. Dennithorne, who has left the colony; Messrs Alex. and Richard Dennis, Samuel Gilbert, Samuel Talbot, and Matthew Farndale, for land temporarily reserved as a site for Wesleyan Church purposes at Birregurra; Messrs Francis Orinon and Chas. Shannon, for land reserved as a site for a Presbyterian place of worship and minister's dwelling in the town of Geelong.
Farndale, Matthew (I69)

An inquest was commenced at the local Hospital on Saturday morning, before the Coroner (Mr. James Stevenson, J.P.), concerning the death of William Wales. ? John William Bradwell, Constable of Police, stationed at Burrowa, deposed : About 6 o'clock last night, from something I heard, I proceeded in company with Dr. Le Fevre, to, about 4 miles from Burrowa, and there saw a man named Michael Muldowney with a wound on the top of his head, lying on a stretcher; about fifty yards away, I saw the deceased William Wales, lying on his back, with a big gash right across his head, and his brains protruding ; he was then quite dead, and a considerable quantity of blood was near where his head was lying ; with the assistance of Constable Lord, I removed the body to the morgue at the local hospital ; on searching the body I found a small purse containing 6s 6d, one gold ring, one knife, and a piece of tobacco ; I was informed that he owns a bicycle and a tent, which is now in my possession ; he was working with contractors who ware engaged grubbing 700 acres of land ; about 6 feet from where deceased was lying I saw a grubbing plant, a portion of which I took possession of ; it is ... a green pole with about a foot broken off the end, which I now produce. ? ? ?
John Joseph McGann, labourer, residing at Burrowa, deposed : On yesterday evening I was working On Gowrie ; I was engaged along with Michael Muldowney and the deceased William Wales, whose dead body I viewed this morning at the morgue ; we were working with a machine for pulling down trees ; it was worked with a wire rope by two levers attached to two rollers on the machine ; there is a wire rope about 2/4 or ? of an inch in thickness ? from the rollers; I was. on one lever and the deceased and Michael Muldowney was on the other ; when we had it at full pressure the lever that Michael Muldowney and the deceased were on, snapped, which had the effect of throwing the full weight of the pres- sure on my lever, resulting in me being thrown away, and the lever striking deceased and Muldowney ; on recovering myself, I saw the other two men lying on the ground ; I then sang out to men who were working about 150 yards away, before which I examined my mates; I saw deceased's brains protruding, and observed that Muldowney was seriously injured ; I then ran to Mr. Spicer's home, whose land we were working on, for the purpose of getting a vehicle to remove them to town ; while I was absent someone went to inform the Doctor and the Police; subsequently the Police removed deceased to the morgue at the local hospital, and the Doctor advised ? that Muldowney be sent to the Young hospital; I attribute the accident which caused the death of deceased to the insufficiency of strength of the lever put in in the morning ; the lever was got by Muldowney who put it in the machine ; It was as large if not slightly larger than the previous one we were using, and larger than the lever I was using ; the deceased informed me that the machine was one of bis own invention ; the death of deceased ? was solely caused by the sudden snapping of the lever, and not by the negligence of anyone present; the deceased was, I am informed, unmarried, and has been residing in the Burrowa district for the past four years, and I also understand that his parents reside at Wyalong. ?

John Speechly Le Fevre deposed : I am a legally qualified Medical Prac titioner and Government Medical offi- cer, residing at Burrowa ; about 6 ? o'clock yesterday evening I received word that there had been an accident at Gowrie, and that one man had been killed, and another seriously injured ? in company with Constable Bradwell,proceeded to the place of the acci- dent ; I first examined a man named Muldowney, who was conscious, and was suffering from a compound depressed fracture of the skull ; I dressed his wounds and then examined deceased William Wales, who was lying where he fell near the machine he was working; he was quite dead, the roof of hiswas smashed completely off, and the brain was protruding ; death had been instantaneous from some blow on the head causing the above injuries, and from the evidence I have heard, and what I saw at the scene of the accident, the blow was caused by one of the levers of the machine flying back and striking deceased.this stage the Coroner adjourned the inquest until 11 a.m. on Monday, to allow of the father of deceased being present to give evidence.

The inquest was resumed today by the Coroner. George Wales, miner, residing at Wyalong, deposed : I received information of the death of my son William, on Saturday, 8th inst. ; I last saw my son alive about three yeara ago last February ; at that time he was in his usual health ; I did not see the dead body, but attended the funeral yesterday ; he was a single man ; he had no property when I last saw him; he was born at Hovell's Creek, near Frogmore, in the Burrowa district, on the 2nd May, 1864, being 46 years old last May. This concluded the evidence.Coroner found that the said William Wales at Gowrie, near Bur- rowa, in the State of N.S.W., on 7th day of April, 1911, died from the effects of injuries accidentally received on the same day, through being struck by the lever of a tree-grubbing machine, owing to the breaking of one of the levers with which he was engaged working.

Funeral took place on Sunday afternoon to the Catholic portion of the Burrowa cemetery, and was largely attended, Rev. Fr. Fogarty officiating at the grave. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. G. Patterson & Son. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the relatives of the deceased. They have asked us to convey their sincere thanks for the many kindnesses received at the hands of the Burrowa people.
Wales, William (I8532)

"Rosa Ann Wales, who deposed: I am seventeen years of age; I am the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dunlop; I lived with them about twelve years; I was on good terms with them; I had no quarrel with them; the old man was about sixty-three years; his wife and he would sometimes quarrel........"  
Family F7932



The inquiry by Mr. T. P. MacMahon in connection with the drowning of Mr. Loiterton was conducted on Monday. And the facts elicited differ somewhat from the version as given by us on Monday. The evidence was as follows:

Mrs. Alma Ellen Loiterton, widow of deceased, deposed: I last saw my husband alive about 2.30 on Saturday. He left home in company with his sons, Wallace, 14, and Lindsay, aged 12. He said to tbcm, "Come on, we will shoot some rabbits!" One of the boys took a pea rifle, and the deceased took his gun. The next I knew was when Mr. Ernest Corby came to my house, about 6, and said there was an accident. He said it came through the 'phone that Mr. Loiterton was drowned. Saw the body brought to my home subsequently, about 1 o'clock on Sunday morning. Have lived on the best of terms with him. He was perfectly sober at the time he left home. He was a healthy man, and did not suffer from cramps.

Wallace Loiterton deposed: We went to Mr. O'Dea's place first, and then to Davidson's horse-shoe dam. Father was carrying a shot gun, and I a rifle. Father shot two ducks. I took my boots off, and got one. Father walked down the dam after two more ducks that he saw fly away. Whilst he was away I tried to get the other duck we left in the water. Father shot the other two, and came back to where I was trying to get the duck out of the water. I saw him take off his clothes. He said, "I am going in after the duck." I said, "Don't.'' He made no reply, but went in. He got to where the duck was, and was swimining, and shoving it in front of him. He was fifteen or eighteen yards from the bank, and was swimming to the far end of the dam. I heard him say, "get a stick." I ran and got a stick. It was only a short one. I threw it in to see if he could get hold of it. He sank. I got a longer stick then, and went in up to my neck to see if I could reach him. He came up, but I could not reach him. He went down again. I went under the water myself, and when I came up I could not see my father. I told my brother to run O'Dea's, but I called him back and went to Davidson's. Mr. Davidson was not at home, but a man was there, and he got on a horse, and rode in front of me to the dam. When we got there he said it was no use one man trying to do anything, and the best thing I could do was to go to O'Dea's, and get him to 'phone to the police. I and my brother went to O'Dea's. He was out. Mrs. O 'Dea 'phoned Roberts. I and Douglas O 'Dea then went and got father's horse, where we left it in the lane. Mother came to O'Dea's. Father was a good swimmer. I thought he could easily swim out. He did not say that anything was wrong with him when he called out, but appeared to be trying to swim. I did not see his hands. He did not appear able to use them. It was about 4.30 when father was drowned.

William Corby, farmer, Jindalee, deposed to going to the dam. Five others were there. I tried with a rope and stick to drag the dam, but without effect. The police came with a grappling iron and ropes. I pulled the body out about midnight. It was naked. His knees were bent, and arms doubled up as if cramped. The body was in ten or twelve feet of water. A fair swimmer could get out of the dam.

Sergeant Stutchbury corroborated about the body being pulled out. His arms were across his chest as if cramped, and the knees drawn up. I am of opinion he was cramped.

A finding of "accidental" was returned.
Loiterton, Arthur James (I2085)

The Late Mr B G Smith
The late Mr B G Smith, whose funeral took place yesterday, was Head Messenger of the Queensland National Bank Ltd, a position he had occupied for many years and which had made him well-known and respected by many business men of the city. The deceased joined that institution at the age of 14 years and celebrated his 70th birthday last February, thus having a noteworthy length of service extending over 56 years. One of his sons, Mr J P Smith, has been a messanger with the bank for nearly 30 years.
The late Mr Smith's father commenced business in Brisbane as a tinsmith in 1846, in Queen Street premises opposite the G.P.O. and the deceased was born there. His wife who was Miss Annie Anglesey died two months ago and the deceased is survived by two sons (Messrs J P and Albert Smith) and two daughters (Mrs N Nielson and Mrs D Ross), while two brothers, Messrs Eli E Smith (late Postmaster, George Street) and A B Smith and one sister are still living in this state.
At the funeral, the bank was represented by Mr M J Haymen (General Manager), Mr C A Munro (Brisbane Manager) and other members of the staff, together with several retired managers. The flag on the bank premises was flown at half mast yesterday in token of respect for the deceased, while among the many wreaths forwarded were tributes from the Directors of the bank, the various members of the staff and Mrs M J Haymen 
Smith, Benjamin Gilmore (I10192)

The Shipwreck of the "LONDON" - 1866

Many years have elapsed since we have had to record a disaster at sea so terrible in it's details, and involving so wholesale a sacrifice of life, as that which we have today to announce. The event will appear the more appalling to our readers from the fact that a brief ten days ago every one of that ill-fated band of men, women, and children, whose corpses now lie far beneath the ocean wave, were living, active, hopeful, and were gazing on the hills that shut in the Plymouth sound.

Intelligence reached Falmouth yesterday that the fine Australian passenger vessel, the 'London', foundered at sea on Thursday last, and that of her crew and passengers, 289 all told, the only survivors, nineteen in number, had landed at the westermost Channel port. The particulars of the occurrence, as gained from the few who have been left to tell the tale, we proceed to give.

The 'London' was one of the newest and finest of the Australian passenger ships belonging to Messrs. Money, Wigram, and Co., by which eminent firm she was built at their yard at Blackwall.

She was of 1,752 tons register, and was fitted with an auxiliary screw, her engines being of '800 horsepower indicated. She was built in pursuance of the plan for steaming to Australia round the Southern Capes, and she has been lost while on her third voyage to Melbourne.

On her two previous voyages her great excellence as passenger ship has attracted to her a full compliment of passengers- a somewhat greater number even than accompanied her on her present disastrous voyage, and her performances have fully realised the high expectations which were entertained respecting her. Her estimated value, exclusive of a full and valuable cargo was from 70,000 pounds to 80,000 pounds.

She was commanded by Captain J. Bohun Martin, a gentleman in the prime of life, who not only gained a more than ordinary share of respect from the thousands of passengers that had crossed the ocean under his care, but was reputed to be one of the smartest and most trustworthy of the officers employed in the Australian fleet of Messrs. Wigram, of which he was a senior captain. He had previously for several years been engaged in Colonial trade. He was unmarried, having made his ship his inseparable companion, and receiving in the cordial friendship of the passengers who had sailed with him a reward for that assiduous attention to their comfort and safety to which he had ever displayed.

On the 30th of December, under the care of Captain Martin, the 'London' left Gravesend, and encountered on her passage down Channel such severe weather that she was compelled for a short time to take shelter at Spithead. She arrived at Plymouth on the 4th instant, and embarked a large number of passengers, an unusually large proportion of whom were old colonists returning to Australia; who had been awaiting her arrival at the various hotels at Plymouth.

In addition to sixty cabin passengers, she had on board about one hundred and forty second and third-class passengers, which, with the crew of about ninety, made up her compliment of 289 souls on board. The passengers were embarked under the super-intendance of Messrs. J.B. Wilcocks and Co., emigration and shipping agents, of Plymouth. One only, Miss Penny Batchelor, of Union-street, Stonehouse, was from the immediate neighborhood of Plymouth, but there was a large sprinkling of Cornish men and women.
Thus admirably equipped and fully freighted, the London sailed from Plymouth Sound on Saturday, the 6th inst. On the following day she encountered very heavy weather, with rain; boisterous and unsettled weather continuing on the 8th. This increased next day to a gale, during which a series of minor disasters befell her .

The jib-boom ,fore-topmast, top-gallantmast and royal-mast were carried away, and the port lifeboat was washed overboard and lost. This was in the morning, and as the storm was giving no signs of abatement she was at three o'clock next morning put about, Captain Martin intending to run back to Plymouth to refit. About this time, a tremendous sea, which terrified even the most hardened seamen, broke on board, doing great damage; the star-board lifeboat was carried away by the wave, and the cutter stove in.

At noon an observation was taken, the ship being then 46.48 N., and longitude 8.7 West-viz., in the Bay of Biscay, about 200 miles southwest of Land's End. The violent weather continued, and at half-past ten on Wednesday night the ship rolled and pitched fearfully, and shipped such quantities of water on deck as to carry away the engine-room hatch, and the water soon found it's way into the engine-room, putting out the fires, and thus stopping the engines. The pumps were kept incessantly going the whole night, all the passengers who were capable of rendering any help working with the utmost energy to assist the crew to keep the ship afloat, by bailing with buckets in addition to the pumps.

During that frightful night - it will be remembered when thirty vessels were driven ashore in Torbay- the gale increased, if possible, in violence every hour, until it assumed the character of a hurricane, with a fearful cross sea, which incessantly made clean breaches over the hapless vessel. The utmost efforts were made, but without avail, to secure the engine-room hatch, and about four a.m. the stern ports were stove in by the sea, and the exertions made to close them up again were wholly useless. The passengers and crew this whole time behaved exceedingly well, and worked orderly with an energy which showed it was for their lives they strove. But the wa'er continued to increase and all command of the ship was lost, until it became evident that further effort was hopeless.

It was then, at ten o'clock on the morning of that fatal Thursday, that Captain Martin had the terrible task of making known to the 200 passengers that the ship was sinking, and they must prepare for the worst. She was then as low in the water as the main chains. An effort was then made to lower the boats, and the starboard iron pinnance was lowered, with five men aboard her, one of them being a passenger from Penzance. In the terrific sea prevailing she was quickly swamped, and went down, but the five men in her were got on board the ship. This catastrophe had the effect of intimidating the crew from attempting to launch the three remaining boats, and all on board began to realise the dreadful fate which impended.

The whole of the passengers and crew gathered as with one consent to the chief saloon, and having been told calmly by Captain Martin that there was no hope left, a remarkable and unanimous spirit of resignation came over them at once. There was no screaming or shrieking by women or men, no rushing on deck, or frantic cries, all calmly resorted to the saloon, where the Rev. Mr. Draper, one of the passengers, prayed aloud, and exhorted the unhappy creatures by whom he was surrounded. Dismay was present to every heart but disorder to none. Mothers were weeping sadly over the little ones about with them to be engulfed, and the children, ignorant of their coming death, were pitifully enquiring the cause of so much woe. Friends were taking leave of friends, as if preparing for a long journey, others were crouched down with Bibles in their hands, endeavoring to snatch consolation from passages long known or long neglected.

Incredible, we are told, was the composure which, under such circumstances, reigned around. Captain Martin stationed himself in the poop, going occasionally forward, or into the saloon; but to none could he offer a word of comfort, by telling then that their safety was even probable. He joined now and then for a few moments in the public devotions, but his place to the last was on the deck.

About two o'clock in the afternoon, the water gaining fast on the ship, and no signs of the storm subsiding being apparent, a small band of men determined to trust themselves to the mercy of the waves in a boat rather that go down without a struggle. Leaving the saloon, therefore, they got out and lowered the port cutter, into which sixteen of the crew and 3 of the passengers succeeded in getting, and in launching her clear of the ship. These nineteen men shouted to the captain to come with them, but with that heroic courage which was his chief characteristic, he declined to go with them, saying, " No, I will go down with the passengers; but I wish you God speed and safe to land."

The boat then pulled away, tossing about helplessly on the crests of the gigantic waves. Scarcely had they gone eighty yards, or been five minutes off the deck, when the fine steamer went down stern foremost with her crowd of human beings, from whom one confused cry of helpless terror arose, and all was silent forever.

Mention was made on Wednesday of the Rev. Mr. Draper's exhortations to the unhappy people in the chief saloon. The women sat around him reading Bibles with the children, and occasionally some man or woman would step up to Mr. Draper and say, "Pray with me Mr. Draper," -a request that was always complied with. Up to the time the ship went down the reverend gentlemen ministered to those among whom he moved constantly. He was heard to say repeatedly, "Oh, God, may those that are not converted be converted now- hundreds of them!"
After the pinnace had got away from the 'London', and in a brief interval before she foundered, a rush was seen to be made to the two remaining boats, but the efforts to launch them were ineffectual, and the suddenness of the foundering at last- the 'London' being an iron ship- prevented what might have been a successful second attempt to save a few more lives. The nineteen survivors, in their little life boat, were driven before the gale in the Bay of Biscay all that Thursday afternoon, and evening, and night, tossed on the back of tremendous seas, and when daylight on Friday morning came there was still no rescue, nor much hope of living out the gale. At about eleven a.m. on Friday, the 12th, however, a vessel hove in sight, and the attention of it's crew being attracted to the boat were picked up, after twenty hours' exposure to the pitiless winds and waves.

The vessel proved to be the 'Marianople', Captain Carasa, an Italian barque, on board which the survivors received the utmost attention and kindness, and from which they were put ashore at Falmouth yesterday afternoon, the chief engineer and three passengers at once proceeded on to London by the small train.

Some hair-breadth escapes in connection with this disaster are already known. A lady who was desirous of proceeding from Plymouth with her family to Melbourne by the 'London' had made repeated pressing applications to the owners agents at Plymouth, and the captain had been consulted, but, fortunately for the applicant, had declared that his cabins were so full that he could not possibly accommodate her, a result that, at that time, caused her much disappointment. A second-class male passenger was so alarmed at the rough weather which the 'London' encountered on her way down to Plymouth, that immediately on her arrival to that port he came ashore, resigned his passage, and went back to his home, thus unwittingly saving his life. A young man, as the result of some family quarrel, left his home, and took a passage by the London. He was advertised for the times, and importuned to return, his friends being unaware of his whereabouts. Messengers were sent down to Plymouth , and an influential shipbroker in the town was employed to intercept him should he attempt to sail thence. Fortunately he was detected amongst the passengers of the London, and his family communicated with by the broker, the result of which that a brother of the young man came down to Plymouth, and persuaded the would-be emigrant to forego his voyage.

From the The Belfast Gazette.1866 
London, The Steam Ship (I20659)

The sudden death of Mrs Andrew Nelson caused much sympathy to be expressed by the residents. The lady was down shopping on Monday week, apparently in her usual health, but was suddenly seized with pains in the neck and back on Wednesday, after which she rapidly grew worse. Dr Sully was in constant attendance up to the time of her death, which took place on Friday last.
Her remains were interred in the Church of England portion of Riverstone General Cemetery on Saturday, and hers was the first funeral conducted there.
A benefit concert in aid of the Nelson family will be held in the Temperance Hall on Saturday, 12th inst. The case is a most deserving one, and should be patronised by all. Mr Nelson has always been known to be an honest industious person, and has had a large family to provide for. The death of Mrs Nelson, his wife, comes with a great blow to the home. It should also be mentioned that Mr Nelson has always been willing to assist in similar movements - that is, as far as circumstances would permit. Mr W Morgan, MP, has already given a contribution and has promised to sing at the concert 
Sheather, Mary Matilda (I5727)

The Yass Courier says :-It is with much regret we record the death by drowning, of an interesting child, five years old, the son of Mr. Jeremiah Crossley, of Wargiela. It appears that on the morning of Friday, the 23rd instant, the child accompanied his sister, who is about seven years old, to head some cows, and turn them in the direction of the house. The head of the Burrowa River is in the vicinty of tho house, and the little fellow sat down at the side of the water, where his sister left him for a few minutes. On her return she saw his body floating in the river and at once ran and acquainted her mother; --Mr. Crossley being from home at the time. The anxious parent on reaching the river, found that the body had sunk; several neighbours were shortly afterwards on the spot, but the body was not recovered for some hours.  
Crossley, Uriah (I877)

There died in Clyde on Friday morning last, one of the institutions of the district in the person of Mrs Susan Asquith, the mother of Mrs Gye of Clyde. The old lady who was in her one hundred and second year first saw the light in Bristol City (England), on the 29 May 1801 and eventually found her way to Hobart where she met her husband. Victoria was her next dwelling place and there her husband died. At the ripe old age of eighty-four granny essayed the long journey "by her lone" and just a trifle over seventeen years ago she reached Clyde, where she remained until her death, attended by her daughter and grandchildren. She had in all 22 children, 17 of who still live, her eldest son is 79 years, and her grandmother lived to 102 years. For the past 12 months, the old lady has been confined to her bed, her strength finally waned, until the end came. The funeral on Sunday was largely attended. Mr Mackie officiating at the grave 
Smith, Susannah (I35761)

There was much excitement when the first European families arrived to take up residence. The flat-bottomed punt laden with the settlers and their chattels was towed into Kerikeri by two Maori canoes on the morning of 21 December 1819. Those first settlers were the Rev. John Butler, his wife Hannah, their eighteen-year-old son Samuel, two-year-old daughter Hannah, and their servant Richard Russell; James and Charlotte Kemp; William and Margery Puckey, their son William Gilbert aged fourteen years and three daughters, Caroline, Elizabeth and Jane; Sarah and William Fairburn; William and Elizabeth Bean with their young son William, born in Australia in 1817 and their very young baby George Thomas, born at Rangihoua on 21 October.

On the foreshore, near where the Tea Rooms are today, was a blacksmith's shop, 21 feet by 15 feet and a long building, 60 feet by 15 feet, designed to be a store. Charlotte and James Kemp and Francis Hall moved into the blacksmith's shop while the others, eighteen people in all, took up residence in the store. Living in such crowded and primitive conditions, carrying water from the nearby stream, cooking (at first) out of doors must have been very trying, particularly for the women. For the young mother, Elizabeth Bean, nursing a two-week old baby with another very young child, it was particularly stressful; then, some six months later their three-year-old, William, died (12 July 1820). Three months after their arrival, Sarah Fairburn was delivered of a son, Richard Alexander, on 29 March 1820.

Two of New Zealand's oldest buildings are situated in the Kerikeri Basin. Kemp House and the Stone Store are the only survivors from the Church Missionary Society's second Anglican mission to New Zealand, founded in 1819 on land granted to the Reverend Samuel Marsden by the powerful Nga Puhi chief, Hongi Hika.

Kemp House is the oldest surviving European building in New Zealand. The Stone Store is the country's oldest surviving stone building. Kemp House was built by the Reverend John Gare Butler in 1821-22 as a mission house. From 1824-31 the house was occupied by the lay missionary George Clarke and from mid-1832 by blacksmith and lay missionary James Kemp and his family. The mission was closed in 1848, but the Kemps stayed on, eventually buying the house from the CMS. Their descendants lived there until 1974 when Ernest Kemp presented the house and its contents to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust 
Bean, William (I869)


Mr. Gordon Mote, Yass modern home furnisher, recently uncovered a 1928 edition of the 'Yass Tribune' when he took up some linoleum. In the paper he read a par concerning Mr. W. E. James, ex- Yass motor cyclist and ace racing car driver, who is now a director of Wollongong and South Coast Aviation Services and managing-director of Ronald Mackellar Pty. Ltd., Wollongong. The paper described how Wally James, the youth, went up Yass' steep cemetery hill road at 72 m.p.h. on a Harley Davidson. Commented a recent edition of the 'Tribune': 'That was 18 years ago . . . and, unlike a lot of other folk, James went up the cemetery hill and came down again."
Mote, Gordon (I2)

Thomas Frederick Wales
Well known Barnes Street identity Thomas Frederick Wales died suddenly at his home last Saturday, at the age of 77 years.
Tom was a familiar sight round town on his motorbike, which he rode up to the time of his death.
Born in Cootamundra on April 14, 1911, he was the son of the late Gus and Barb Wales and spent most of his life in the district.
He attended both the De La Salle Catholic School and the Cootamundra Primary School and in his youth worked as a fibrous plaster caster.
Tom served his country with the AIF from 1940 and was posted in the Darwin area as a gunner.
After the war he returned to the fibrous plaster trade in Wollongong, but after a few years, he returned to Cootamundra and worked for John Despoges.
Later he was employed on the outdoor staff of the Cootamundra Shire Council, retiring from active work in 1970.
A bachelor, Tom is survived by his brothers John (Dooley) of Cootamundra, Bill (Greenacre) and Noel (Goulburn) and sister Beatrice (Mrs Eccleston, Fairfield).
He was predeceased by brother Vincent and sister Dorothy (Mrs Morris).
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 2pm today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Brian Hassett officiating, and interment will follow in the Lawn Cemetery.
A guard of honour will be formed at the church by Ex-Servicemen and women, and an RSL graveside service, including the Last Post and Reveille, will be conducted.
Funeral arrangements are by Smith & Rinkin 
Wales, Thomas Frederick (I12384)



Upolu, November 26, 1850.

SIR,-We, the undersigned, passengers and crew of the barque Adario, from San Francisco to Sydney, wrecked on the coast of Upolu, Ootober 19th, 1850, being about to leave this place for Sydney, beg to return you our heartfelt thanks for the kindness you have shown and the exertions you have made for us during our stay on this island, and which will never be forgotten by us. Wishing yourself and family every happiness, we beg to sub- scribe ourselves.

Your obliged well-wishers,

James Nokes M. Syms

J. M. Gill George Williamson

Jane Gill William Wright

Louisa Gill Joseph King

Henry Gill John Scandsett

P. U. Walker John Cowsley

Amos Langmead William Maxwell

James Forbes James Maxwell

Robert Redman Hugh Keyes

John Starke John Oldershaw

Andrew Sparke Henry Jude

Silas Banks James Brownell

John O'Brien William Mathews

Catherine O'Brien William Gunn

W. M. Curtayne


Apia, November, 26th, 1850.

Gentlemen,-Accept my sincere thanks for the kind letter which I had the honour of re- ceiving from you yesterday. I am happy to learn that you are satisfied with my conduct towards you. I consider that I have only done my duty. May you have a speedy and pleasant passage to Sydney, and be more for- tunate in all your future movements.

I have the honour to be, Gentlemen,

Your most obedient humble servant,


H. B. M. Consul.

To the Passengers and Crew

of the late Barque Adario. 11687
Banks, Silas (I23002)


YOUNG, Friday.

Thieves at night stole good? valued at ?50, mostly tobacco and cigarettes, from L. Aspland's hairdressing saloon.
Aspland, Leslie James (I75)


Mr. Herb. Loiterton, of Stockinbingal

The above well-known and esteemed farmer and grazier, of 'Kyra,' two miles out from Stockinbingal, was found dead, at 6 o'clock on Tuesday morning, down at the creek near the homestead, with a No. 303 rifle alongside the body. The top of the head was shattered.

The ambulancc was called, and con veyed the body to the morgue at the Cootamundra District Hospital. It is believed that the shooting occurred about two hours previously. Mr. Loiterton, who is reported as being in very comfortable circumstances, was suffering from nerves, and imagining that everything was going into reverse. For a while he was in Cootamundra, staying with his aged mother, in Sutton street, widow of the late John Loiterton, of 'Mount Hope,' Stockinbingal. He returned home for Christmastide, and began worrying because the wheat had not turned out quite so well as usual.

It was planned that he and Mrs. Loiterton would go away on a car holiday, leaving this week, hoping that it would give the needed recuperation; but, sadly for all, came the tragic climax.

There are three daughters and a son. The latter, the youngest, is 12. In order of age they are Una, Elva, Alma, and Wallace. Two of the daughters were ill when the tragedy occurred, and Mrs. Loiterton, sen., was very ill.

Deceased was 53; and brothers and sisters are Allan Loiterton, Temora; Walter, Pucawan; Lou, Temora; Har rold, Cootamundra; Ellen (Mrs. Frank Corby), Stockinbingal; Eileen (Mrs. H. Pengilly), Goolagong; Elsie (Mrs. Albie Ball), of Ashfleld, late of Stockin bingal; Milicent (Mrs. Don Dickson), Cootamundra; and Doris (Mrs. San derson), Katoomba.

A native of the district, and a link with its earliest pioneers, whose descendants are numerous about here, deceased married Miss Harris, of Cul linga, whose sisters and brothers are Lou (Mrs. R. Penfold), Quandialla; Ada (Mrs. H. J. Pollard), Cootamun dra; Linda (Mrs; H. J. McGregor), Dulwich Hill; and Jack and Walter, of Wagga; George, Wallendbeen; and Arthur, Queensland.

The funeral left the Anglican Church, Stockinbingal, after a short service, at 11 on Wednesday morning, for the Stockinbingal cemetery.

In the absence of the Rev. Canon J. Done, his asistant, Mr. Thomas, officiated, and there was a large and representative gathering.

An inquest is to be conducted at the Cootamundra Court House next Tuesday.
Loiterton, Herbert John (I1080)

Vide Police Gazette, 1913, page 106

Frederick Arthur Mote, charged on warrant with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his three children, has been arrested by Constable Alsop, Sydney Police. Remanded to Yass and discharged -- amount paid.
Mote, Frederick Arthur (I17)

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