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3051 sold "The Homestead" at Dural and the residue of portion 104 Moulds, Oswald George (I5963)
 
3052 some records show Margate as the place of birth Wilson, Alice Kate (I41607)
 
3053 some sources have the year as 1980 Long, Joyce Ethel (I227)
 
3054 Somebody provided the date of 17 Nov 1922 but it was registered in 1921. Family F897
 
3055 sometime between 21 January and 28 February Jeffrey, Elizabeth (I52)
 
3056 Sophia is listed as a feather maker Bult, Jemima Sophia (I23606)
 
3057 Source # 51 has a birth date of 9 June 1844 Sheather, Richard (I14827)
 
3058 source no. 51 has a marriage date of 14 January 1857 Family F4027
 
3059 spasmodic cholera Jeffrey, Elizabeth (I52)
 
3060 Spelling as shown in some of his children's birth entries in the NSW BDM Index. Pearsall, Emmanuel (I1297)
 
3061 Spelling as shown in the birth entries in the NSW BDM for some of his children. Collett, Philip (I2467)
 
3062 Spelling of name may be Flamston or Flamstead or Flamstone. Flamston, Elizabeth (I29335)
 
3063 Spelt as Humprey in the NSW BDM Index Shoesmith, Humphrey John (I14838)
 
3064 spelt as Meirant in her marriage entry in the NSW BDM Index Meurant, Juliette Charlotte (I29408)
 
3065 spelt as Roland in the Birth record of his daughter Julia Shelley, Rowland John (I918)
 
3066 Spelt as Soloman on his son, Louis's, birth entry in the NSW BDM Noakes, Solomon (I2203)
 
3067 Spencer J Cottee was the founder of Cottees Cordials. Cottee, Spencer J (I45251)
 
3068 spontaneous eruption of the uterus Spink, Ann (I1657)
 
3069 St. Simons church was originally a stone barracks built in 1801 for convicts. It was later used as a lunatic asylum and from 1828 it was used for church purposes. In 1840 it became a parish church and was eventually demolished between 1850 and 1860. Records of St. Simon church were transferred to St. Pauls church, Castle Hill Family F35
 
3070 Statement of significance.
This shield was presented to George McCredie on 19 October 1900 at a ceremony at the Australia Hotel. The premier, Sir William Lyne, made the presentation on behalf of the citizens of Sydney 'in recognition of the patriotic and effective manner in which he carried out his duties when in charge of the operations for stamping out the plague'. Mr McCredie, he said, had been 'accused of disregarding the consideration of the economy, but the emergency precluded due regard being paid to the economy. The presentation, he hoped, would prove a salve to Mr McCredie's feelings in respect of the attacks which had been made upon him.' ('Sydney Morning Herald', 20 October 1900)

The plague broke out in Sydney on 19 January 1900, when the van driver and resident of the Rocks, Arthur Payne, was found to be infected and sent to the quarantine station. Two months later, after some difficulty finding men prepared to work in plague affected areas, George McCredie was appointed to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area. The son of a builder from Northern Ireland, McCredie was born in Pyrmont in 1859. He was apprenticed to the Adelaide Steam Navigation Company at fourteen and trained as a carpenter and joiner. At the time of his appointment he was in partnership with his brother A.L.M. McCredie. Their firm of architects and engineers undertook major engineering projects including docks, reclamations, warehouses and factories. In 1891 he bought land at Guildford and built an Italianate mansion, Linnwood. The following year he was appointed mayor of Prospect and Sherwood and in 1893 he was elected the Member for Central Cumberland.

George McCredie started work on the plague affected areas of Sydney at 4 pm on Friday March 23rd, making a house to house inspection. He later wrote, 'the first area of quarantine contained many things disgraceful in the extreme; accumulations of filth, utter disregard of sanitary arrangements ... numerous sad cases of poverty were met with.' Residents had to remain within barricaded areas as the work of cleansing, limewashing, burning and in some cases demolition took place. Work was completed on July 17 at a total cost of 63 935 pounds. In all, 303 cases of the plague were reported in Sydney and of these 103 died.

George McCredie directed that photographs of housing and conditions in plague affected areas be taken and six volumes survive in the Mitchell Library collection. These provide an extraordinary document of the destitution and poverty that underlay seemingly prosperous Sydney. The photographer, possibly at McCredie's direction, was careful to include men, women and children in the photographs and these provide a particularly poignant reminder of the difficult lives of working people at this time. As a result of the revelations publicised by McCredie an extensive program of 'slum clearance' was embarked upon and the issues of housing, council regulation and slum landlords were widely debated.

The shield was given to the donor by his father, Ludovic George Houston McCredie who had inherited it from his late father George McCredie. George McCredie died in 1903 from, it was said, the effects of working in plague affected areas. It provides a remarkable reminder of the impact disease could have on a city like Sydney and the courage and determination required to combat it.
DescriptionCommemorative shield, George McCredie 'Victor of the Plague', wood / silver, made by J Berthold, Australia, 1900

Oval shaped shield with a carved wooden frame in a scrolled foliate design. Seven silver plaques are mounted on the outside of the frame and in the top centre is a sculpted head of George McCredie with a ribbon-shaped band of metal underneath. In the middle of the wooden frame is an oval piece of brown fabric with a raised central shield, also made of silver. The central shield has carved silver waratah flowers on each side with a foliate design below and flannel flowers at base. Underneath this are shamrocks, roses and thistles in relief, as well as fern leaves which rise out of them. The ferns encircle the inscription with a pair of cornucopia on either side. On the back of the shield is a carved piece of wood attached by a metal hinge, which enables the shield to stand. A small section of the stand has broken off and accompanies the object in an airtight bag.
Production notesDesigned and made by the Sydney jeweler J. Berthold of Pitt Street. No reference could be found to Berthold but thirteen jewelers are listed in Sand's 1900 directory, mostly grouped around the Market Street area of Pitt Street. Presumably, Berthold worked for one of these jewelers.
History notesThis shield was presented to George McCredie on 19 October 1900 at a ceremony at the Australia Hotel. The premier, Sir William Lyne, made a presentation to George McCredie on behalf of the citizens of Sydney in recognition of the patriotic and effective manner in which he carried out his duties when in charge of the operations for stamping out the plague. Mr McCredie, he said, had been accused of disregarding the consideration of the economy, but the emergency precluded due regard being paid to the economy. The presentation, he hoped, would prove a salve to Mr McCredie's feelings in respect of the attacks which had been made upon him. (Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October 1900)

The plague broke out in Sydney on 19 January 1900, when the van driver and resident of the Rocks, Arthur Payne, was found to be infected and sent to the quarantine station. Two months later, after some difficulty finding men prepared to work in plague affected areas, George McCredie was appointed to take charge of all quarantine activities in the Sydney area. The son of a builder from Northern Ireland, McCredie was born in Pyrmont in 1859. He had been apprenticed to the Adelaide Steam Navigation Company at fourteen and trained as a carpenter and joiner. At the time of his appointment he was in partnership with his brother A.L.M. McCredie. Their firm of architects and engineers undertook major engineering projects including docks, reclamations, warehouses and factories. In 1891 he bought land at Guildford and built an Italianate mansion, Linnwood. The following year he was appointed mayor of Prospect and Sherwood and in 1893 he was elected the Member for Central Cumberland.

George McCredie started work on the plague affected areas of Sydney at 4 pm on Friday March 23rd, making a house to house inspection. He later wrote, 'the first area of quarantine contained many things disgraceful in the extreme; accumulations of filth, utter disregard of sanitary arrangements ... numerous sad cases of poverty were met with.' Residents had to remain within barricaded areas as the work of cleansing, limewashing, burning and in some cases demolition took place. Work was completed on July 17 at a total cost of 63 935 pounds. In all, 303 cases of the plague were reported in Sydney and of these 103 died.

George McCredie directed that photographs of housing and conditions in plague affected areas be taken and six volumes survive in the Mitchell Library collection. These provide an extraordinary document of the destitution and poverty that underlay seemingly prosperous Sydney. The photographer, possibly at McCredie's direction, was careful to include men, women and children in the photographs and these provide a particularly poignant reminder of the difficult lives of working people at this time. As a result of the revelations publicised by McCredie an extensive program of 'slum clearance' was embarked upon and the issues of housing, council regulation and slum landlords were widely debated.

The shield was given to the donor by his father, Ludovic George Houston McCredie who had inherited it from his late father George McCredie. George McCredie died in 1903 from, it was said, the effects of working in plague affected areas. He left a wife and seven children. It has been in the glass fronted case as long as the donor can remember.
Acquisition credit lineGift of Maxwell Faulds McCredie, son of Ludovic George Houston McCredie, 1999
MarksThe very centre of the shield reads '1900 / THIS SHIELD / A DIAMOND CRESCENT, AND A GOLD WATCH & CHAIN, / was Presented to / GEORGE MCCREDIE ESQ.R J.P. / BY / SIR WM. J. LYNE, K.C.M.G. / (PREMIER.) / on behalf of the / CITIZENS OF SYDNEY / in recognition of the / PATRIOTIC AND EFFECTIVE MANNER / in which he carried out his / duties, when in charge of the / operations for stamping out / the Plague, / 19th October 1900.'. On the outside of the shield is 'VICTOR-OF THE-PLAGUE' and seven shields (six of which contain text). They read (from left to right) 'JOHN DYKES, J.P. / MAYOR OF VAUCLUSE, President.'; 'EVAN JONES, / Hon. Treas.'; 'SEMPER PARATUS'; 'W.S.LLOYD, / W.H.BRAINWOOD, / Hon.Secs.'; 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' and 'HENRY PATESON, J.P. / THOMAS CLARKE, MLA. / HON.HENRY STUART, M.L.C. / Vice Presidents.'. 
McCredie, George (I23458)
 
3071 Stephen Purnell and Rosetta Moulds were originally connected as parents to Alice Harriett Purnell. However no confirmation has been found for such a relationship and the link has been removed. Purnell, Alice Harriett (I5804)
 
3072 Steven Loiterton
The Funeral of Steven Loiterton, of Bateman's Bay, who died last wednesday at the age of 84 years, was held at Bateman's Bay on Friday.
Mr Loiterton had moved to the coastal resort about eight years ago and besides his wife, he is survived by an adult family of two sons and two daughters.
They are Clint and Dudley and Kay (Mrs Hulford) of Cootamundra and Gwen (Mrs Davies) of Canberra 
Loiterton, Stephen (I1093)
 
3073 still born Crocker, Joseph (I13466)
 
3074 stillborn Sheather, unnamed (I21724)
 
3075 stillborn Knoke, John Oswald (I39148)
 
3076 stillborn male Nicholls (I27717)
 
3077 stole 150 pounds of lead valued at 20 shillings, the property of a builder named John Brown. Three men stole the lead from a house in Devonshire place which was not quite finished. Mr Brown encountered the thieves as he was coming home late on the night of the crime. James Evans was sentenced at the Old Bailey, London, to seven years transportation Evans, James (I8000)
 
3078 suffocation.
"In 1867 young frederick Pawley died of suffocation when he was buried under an avalanche of sand while playing on a large sandhill behind the Victoria Barracks." (from Surry Hills by Christopher Keating - reference Sydney Mail, 29 June 1867) 
Pawley, Frederick Augustus (I18483)
 
3079 suicide Beecroft, Minnie E (I7772)
 
3080 Suicide at South Shields

At ten minutes past twelve yesterday, while PC Baker was on duty in Dale Street, he was informed by a boy that a man had hung himself. Baker then proceeded towards the house and he met Dr Ord, who said that he had been to the house, and the man was quite dead. It appears that the man was Jonas Jackson, a barman at the Globe Inn, Thrift Street, and resided in Dale Street. The wife of the deceased informed the officer that shortly after twelve o'clock she went to one of the outhouses in the back yard, and found her husband hanging there 
Jackson, Jonas (I508)
 
3081 suicide by hanging - temporary insanity Jackson, Jonas (I508)
 
3082 sunstroke Whiteman, Harriet (I38079)
 
3083 Supplied by Tania Wales (QLD?) Wales Families, The (I17641)
 
3084 Supplied by Tania Wales (QLD?) Wales, Thomas (I17642)
 
3085 Surname as shown in his birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. MacAfee, Edward Robert (I7564)
 
3086 Surname as shown in his birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Percival, Thomas David (I9107)
 
3087 Surname as shown in his birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Perceval, William (I12598)
 
3088 Surname as shown in his marriage entry in the NSW BDM Index. Randall, William Thomas (I12610)
 
3089 Surname as shown in the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Martz, Albert August (I3160)
 
3090 Surname as shown in the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Perceval, Edward Ernest (I12409)
 
3091 Surname as shown in the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Perceval, Victor G (I12605)
 
3092 Surname as shown in the birth entry in the NSW BDM Index. Perceval, David W (I12606)
 
3093 Surname as shown in the NSW BDM Index. Perceval, John (I12601)
 
3094 Surname may be Lepingwell but needs further research. Margaret (I45070)
 
3095 Surname may be Moore who married a Charles McDonald at Berrima in 1876. Elizabeth (I16278)
 
3096 surname shown as Edgarton in the NSW BDM Index Edgerton, Joseph (I9038)
 
3097 taking poison while greaving for the death of her son John Hill Garven Williams, Louisa Margaret (I21114)
 
3098 the "decline of life" Snape, Ann (I14443)
 
3099 the "effects of injuries inflicted upon him, when an insane patient, by another". The inquest was held on 30th October 1941 by Coroner George R Williams Dorahy, Michael Joseph (I14766)
 
3100 The 1841 England Census has him listed as born in "Foreign Parts" Lange, Ludwig John (I41614)
 

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