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Death of Mrs. E. Perks.

As the evening church bells of Xmas Day pealed, passed away the spirit of Eliza Perks, one of the gentlest christians in the town of Young. The deceased was the daughter of the late William Armstrong of Edgerton, Mundoonan, and was born 78 years ago in Sydney. In 1867 she married Josiah William Perks, grazier of Rye Park, but in 1885 her husband died at Yass. Although left with a young family of seven, without a husband's help and comfort she bravely undertook the management of her late husband's properties and reared her children facing her trials with a true christian fortitude and faith that set her children an example that it has not been the privilege of all families to enjoy. About 15 years ago she came to live at Young where most of the family were residing. Although never very active of late years she had not been really ailing till a fortnight ago, when she contracted slight congestion of the lungs. Despite every earthly attention being given with unfailing devotion by her son and daughters she seemed to gradually sink, passing peacefully away. Besides the sorrowing daughter, Mrs. Begg at whose home she died she leaves, two other daughters, viz. Mrs. A. Wales (Young) Mrs. A. Plumb (Gunning ) also three sons, Harry (Milthorpe), Josiah (Eugowra), and Dunstan (Young). Two daughters predeceased the husband and one son,William, died seventeen months ago, during the influenza epidemic.

The remains enclosed in a silver mounted polished maple casket were laid to rest on Sunday in the Methodist portion of the Young cemetery. Rev. A. E.Putland officiated at the graveside, and spoke feelingly of the splendid christian character of the deceased. Loving, and being a staunch adherent of the church, the hymn "That Will be Glory For Me" which she always loved so much to hear was sung over the grave. As the years pass by the family will realise the truth of one of her many sayings?"The memory of a good life scents like a rose, after death."
Armstrong, Eliza (I195)


After a somewhat lingering illness, there passed away at her home, in Justin street, Cootamundra, on Sat- urday last, a well known and highly respected old citizen, in the person of Mrs. Loiterton. Deceased was 72 years of age. Many years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Loiterton settled on the land at Jindalee, and later came to town to live, Mr. Loiterton building a cosy little home in our midst. The other members of the family are: Messrs. Charlie Loiter- ton, East Jindalee; James (Stockin- bingal); Jack (Mount Hope, Stockin- bingal); Mrs. A. Armstrong; Mrs. Bob Mutch; Mrs. Tom Mutch; and Mrs. Cranfield, all of Cootamundra; Mrs. Lyons, Parramatta;. and Mrs. Tom Manning.
Sheather, Ellen (I653)

MARTIN.-At the home of her daughter. Mrs. Aspland, Hopetoun street Camperdown. on January 20th, 1923. Mary Ann, widow of the late William Martin. formerly of Hawthorn. Birregurra and Newton, Geelong, and elder daughter of the late Matthew and Hannah Farndale, aged 92 years. 
Farndale, Mary Ann (I71)

Death. - It is my painful duty to have to report the death of a very old and much respected resident - Mr. Joseph Bean, sen. - which took place at his residence, Frankfield, yesterday. The deceased gentleman had attained the age of sixty-one years. For many years he carried on business as an hotel keeper. He built and conduced the Frankficld Hotel, so favourably known to all travellers on the main southern road, before, the railway extension to this place. In those days the Frankfield Hotel was the stopping place for Governors, Judges, and, I might say, all the upper classes. When the railway works were started at Goulburn, he built an hotel close to our railway station, which he also called the Frankfield Hotel. He carried on business in this house for some, time, but his health became so im paired that he leased the hotel, and went back to reside at Frankfield. His funeral takes place to morrow, and I am sure will be largely attended by all classes, for he had the esteem and respect of all who had dealings with him.- January 10.
Bean, Joseph (I833)

DEATH. SITLINGTON.Killed in action in France on the 19th July, 1916, after service at Gallipoli (wounded at Cape Helles), Egypt and France, Private Alec. Farndale Sitlington, dearly beloved only son of A. J. and M. Sitlington, of Gellibrand street, Colac, and loving brother of Irene.
Sitlington, Alexander Farndale (I41976)

DEATH. SMITH---On the 10th April, Harold Farndale, eldest son of Horatio and Ada Smith, aged 19 years and 11 months. The funeral will leave his parent's residence, Corangamite Street, at 4 o'clock, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON. for the Colac Cemetery. T. W. SHARROW, Tel. 51. Undertaker.

Widespread regret was expressed on all sides on receipt of the news of the death of Harold Farndale, eldest son of Mr and Mrs H. Smith, well-known residents of Colac. The deceased, who was only 19 years and 11 months old contracted typhoid fever a short time ago, and succumbed to the dread dis- ease on Sunday. He was very popular and amongst the foremost of our athletes. The funeral will leave the residence of his parents, Corangamite street, this day (Monday), at 4 o'cloock for interment in the Colac cemetery.
Smith, Harold Farndale (I36336)


........ ASPLAND.-On June 25. at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. Woodmason), Grange, Cobden. Elizabeth Clarissa, eldest daughter of the late William and Mary Anne Martin, of Birregurra, beloved wife of William Aspland and loving mother of Percy, Ethel, Nellie, Hilda, Herbert. Ada, Leslie, Clarice, and Doris, aged 92 years. -The long day closes. .......
Martin, Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa (I73)


ASPLAND, Phyllis Nellie - January 27 1948 at her residence 51 Nasmith Street Young Loved mother of Gwen (Mrs. E Brown) Audry (Mrs Mote) Mona and Raymond and beloved daughter of Mrs L Mutch and late Robert Mutch of Cootamundra aged 48 years.
Mutch, Phyllis Nellie (I76)



At the Wagga District Court before Judge Coyle, Norman Edward Sheather of Wagga petitioned for a divorce from his wife Louisa Ann Sheather, on the ground of desertion for three years and upwards.

Mr. Brian Clancy (instructed by Messrs. J. C. Sheekey and Co.) appeared for the petitioner. There was no appearance of the respondent.

Sheather said that he was married to the respondent at St. John's Church Wagga, in 1919. They lived at Wagga for some time, and then went to Cur rawarna. They returned to Wagga, and he was employed by the Murrum bidgee Milling Co. When he was on night shift his wife would tell him that she was going to the pic tures. He discovered that she was going to dances in the country. He objected, but his wife continued to go to the dances. One day after his wife had been to a dance he spoke to her about it, and she said that she would do as she pleased. That day his wife left the house and did not return. He saw her later and asked her to return to him, but she declined. He wrote to his wife at Cootamundra asking her to return home, but she replied that she would not return .

Judge Coyle found the issue proved.
Family F4786



In tho Divorce Court on Tuesday, before Mr. Justicc G. B. Simpson, Robert Henry Loitorton petitioned for a dissolution of his marriage with Annie Loiterton (formerly Thorning), on the grounds of desertion and adultery with Alfred Godfrey, who was joined as co-respondent. The petitioner, for whom Mr. A. Watt (instructed by Messrs. Brown and Beeby) appeared, said he was married to the respondent on January 14, 1892, at Wallendbeen, according to the rites of the Methodist Church. The ceremony took place in a public house, both he and the respondent being under age. They lived on friendly terms until 1902, when she left him, leaving a letter in which she advised him to give up drink, to get a divorce, and to marry a woman who would not be an expense to him, and who would not drive him to drink. Subsequently he saw his wife and Godfrey together at an hotel in Wagga. Godfrey had for 12 months been in his employ as a laborer at Cootomundra. He asked her why she had left the little ones, and she said she did not know, that she must have been mad. He asked her to return, but she said she could not face the people again after what she had done. She said she would sooner be with Godfrey, anyhow. God frey said it could not bo helped, that 'these things do happen'. Godfrey was a bigger man than he was. Sub sequently the respondent, and the corespondent, in a statement, admitted misconduct. A decree nisi was granted, returnable in six months, co-respondent to pay costs, and the petitioner to have custody of the children.
Family F1011

Dooley Wales
John Joseph (Dooley) Wales Unit 7, 8 Yass Road, died suddenly at his home.
The son of the late Augustine and Johanna Wales, he was born at Cootamundra on September 27, 1920.
He was reared at Cootamundra and attended the Catholic School.
On leaving school he worked on the railway as a call boy and progressed to an office position.
After working in Sydney for 20 years he returned to Cootamundra.
A generous man, for many years he had been confined to a wheelchair but he always retained his sense of humour.
He loved company, having a drink with friends and playing cards.
Dooley will be sadly missed by his two brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and friends who remember his kindness and generosity.
Surviving are brothers Noel (Goulburn) and Bill (Sydney) and his sister Trixie Eccleston (Sydney). He was predeceased by brothers Tom and Vince and sister Dorothy Morris.
Arrangements for the Newman, Bray and Wales funerals were carried out by Smith & Rinkin, Cootamundra  
Wales, John Joseph (I12388)

Dorothea May Wales
Author: Thea Harris

Dorrie, as she was called, was born in Cootamundra where she went to school and learned to play the piano to a very high standard. She would visit relatives at Rye Park during the school holidays and after her sister Eileen married Thomas Callaghan in Temora, NSW, Dorrie spent a lot of time with her and helped with the children.

Following the death of her mother, Bridget Wales, Dorrie remained in Cootamundra with her father until she moved to Sydney and married Alexander Simpson on Saturday 14 January 1921.

Dorrie and Alex lived in Croydon for a few years and then moved to Randwick where their only child Dorothea Jessie Simpson was born in 1926.

The section of Randwick where they lived later became Maroubra and many happy years were spent there.

Alex Simpson, who worked for the Commonwealth Bank, was appointed to the Relieving Staff and the family moved to Kingsford. Upon alex's appointment as Bank Manager to open a new branch at Double Bay, the family moved again to a new address there in 1936. Dorrie, who, ever since her marriage made all her own clothes and furnishings, was now busy with making items for the new residence.

In 1941 the family was off again, this time to a bank at Nowra. For the next five years during the war the family did a lot of entertaining and Dorrie was busy with work for the Red Cross, Country Women's Association and, of course, the church where she played the organ and her daughter taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. There were many commitments and Alex, who was a city boy, had to cope with dairy farmers and their financial problems.

The war years were a difficult time with food and clothing coupons, and Dorrie taught herself to preserve fruit and vegetables, make jam, dry fruit and even to make soap.

During the last few months of their stay at Nowra, the building was undergoing alterations which created many problems for those still living there. However, the family was off to Forbes in the very dry Central West area of New South Wales. They arrived there after a 14 hours trip on a steam train and stepped out into the heat and dust of a February summer day.

There were new things to learn, sheep instead of cows, lucern and wheat and the lack of rain. These were some of the things facing Alex, as well as the country jobs on committees of the Ambulance, C.W.A, Red Cross, Bowling Club and of course the church. In the middle of the second year at Forbes, the building where they were was being altered and extended, and in the midst of the worst part of these renovations, Alex and Dorrie moved yet again. This time it was a couple of months in Sydney and then to Adelaide as Superintendant of the Savings Bank.

In 1950 came a big move to England for the next four years. During this time Alex went to the Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland in 1952 to take charge of the banking there. Many other trips were made to the Continent to make speeches encouraging immigration to Australia, and Dorrie talked to the wives about Australia.

In 1954 the next move was to America which was cancelled. Alex and Dorrie came back to Australia in time to attend the arrival of their first grandchild, Jennifer Anne Harris. They were then off to Brisbane and finally a return to Sydney to settle in Strathfield for Alex's retirement. He died there on 4 August 1967.

The last move for Dorrie was to a unit at Elizabeth Bay and for twenty years she kept busy with a Debating Group, learning Chinese and Japanese, making trips overseas to visit friends in England, China, Japan and America. She did much entertaining and enjoyed her life.

A wonderful life full of interesting experiences and never letting anything stop her until her death on Thursday 6 April 1989 at 91 years of age. She had lived with a serious heart condition for many years, but loved being active and keeping in close touch with her family and friends, all around the world 
Wales, Dorothea May (I8520)


The Organist at All Saints' Church, Parramatta, played bridal preludes and the wedding march at the wedding of Grace, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sheather, of Leichhardt, to Lionel, second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dunstone, of Jervis Bay. Rev. G. F. B. Manning officiated.

The parents of both the bride and the bridegroom are old identities of Parramatta and great interest was taken in the wedding. Given away by her father, the bride wore a smart bur gundy hat with her gold flecked tailor ed suit, and her Early Victorian posy combined autumn tinted flowers in a setting of cloth of gold.

Miss Edith Sheather (sister of the bride) attended as bridesmaid, wearing a tailored clover suit with plum accessories.

The best man was Mr. Charles Dunstone, brother of the bridegroom.

The reception was held at "McConville," Ross-street, Parramatta, the home of Mr. Stephenson, a relative of the bride, and Mrs. Urchart and Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Stephenson's daughters, as sisted the bride's mother to receive the guests. Mrs. Sheather wore a grey tailored costume with black accesso ries, and added a posy of pink carna tions and cornflowers.

The bridegroom's mother chose a navy angora ensemble, with a match ing hat.

The breakfast tables were delightfully decorated with pink and white carnations, and tawny chrysanthemums and Iceland poppies. Mr. Baker (Leichhardt) presided.

The honeymoon is being spent at Cronulla and Jervis Bay.
Family F4655



There was a tragic happening at Wallendbeen yesterday afternoon. William Lolterton, aged. 30, a married man with a family of four, was cleaning out the gutters of the roof of the cottage occupied by his aged mother, the widow of the late Charles Loiterton, of Wallendbeen, when he slipped. To save himself from falling off the roof he grasped the electric wires leading into the home from the Burrinjuck service, got caught with the current, and could not get free fom the wire. His screams for assistance attracted the attention of the golfers on the course alongside. It was during the afternoon tea in connection with the season's official opening. The men ran over to assist. Others were also soon on the scene. One man, Mr. Cecil Connors, cut the wires with an axe to shut off the current from the unfortunate victim, who was still alive.

The ambulance and a doctor were summoned from Cootamundra, and the electric substation at Cootamundra was phoned. The ambulance with the doctor aboard, did the 12 miles in 12 minutes; and Messrs. Slater and Lucas ??f from the sub-station, were there in ??? minutes.

Meanwhile Messrs. Mormon and Connors, of Wallendbeen, who had had ambulance training, took charge of the case, and gave directions to the willing helpers. Using the ladder by which Mr. Loiterton had gone up to the roof, they got him down, and laid him out. He was unconscious, but still breathing, although the current had passed through his body for some minutes; and they worked to restore animation until the arrival of Ambulance Superintendent Moorhouse and the doctor. The latter continued their efforts, but in vain, until 10 minutes to 7, and the body was then brought to the Cootamundra District Hospital.

The accident had happened at about 4.45.

Deceased was born at Cootamundra. His father at time was farming. A member of a very esteemed family, descendants of the district pioneers, he followed shearing, and his brothers Fred and Ken made a clever trio in demand at the woolsheds around. All the brothers are handy men on the farm and in other spheres. For the last six months William had been renovating the home of Mr. Dixon, of "Bramshott," Wallendbeen, and, having a few days off from there, he was doing odd things for his mother, aged 71.

Mother and son had separate homes adjoining, but facing the two side streets off the main road which runs out from Wallendbeen towards Murrumburrah. To the veteran the fatality is a dreadful shock, as to all the other relatives and to Wallendbeen and district.

Deceased married Miss Oriel Dacey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dacey of Wallendbeen, who are also links with the earliest settlers about there; and there are three daughters and a son. The latt??????????? old and eldest girl is 12.

Brothers of the deceased are Steve (Cootamundra), ???????? Ken and Sid (Wallendbeen), Jim (Burrinjuck); sisters, May (Mrs. Roy Duffy, Cootamundra), Maude (Mrs. Len Troy, Lake Cargelligo), Emma (Mrs. George Ceeney, Wallendbeen), Eliza (Mrs. Geo. Adams, Taralga, Vic. and Ivy (Mrs. Geo. Mayne, Wallendbeen).

The Cootamundra Coroner (Mr. J. T. Kenehan), after formalities this morning, fixed the inquest for next Tuesday.

The interment took place in the Anglican cemetery at Wallendbeen this afternoon, following a service in the church.
Loiterton, William Thomas (I1100)


At St. John's Church of England, Gundagai, on Saturday night last, the Rev. G. Morris officiated at the marriage of Mr. Walter Elphick and Miss Irene Sheather. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sheather, of Back Station Creek, Gundagai, and the bridegroom a son of Mrs. Elphick and the late Mr. John Elphick, also of Back Station Creek.
Family F6155


Mr. A. Martin and Miss D. I. Aspland

The marriage took place at St. Mary's Church, Ely, on Saturday, the Rev. J. B. Rowsell officiating, of Miss Doris Irene Aspland, youngest daughter of Mrs. Aspland and the late Mr. R. Aspland of Hill's-lane, Ely, to Mr. Alfred Martin. son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin, of Willow-walk, Ely.

Given her brother, Mr. P. S. Aspland, the bride was attired ina
Pastel blue two-piece, with hat and shoes to match. She wore a spray of pink carnations and carried an ivory prayer book.

Mrs. V. M. Mudd, matron of honour, wearing a pink ensemble with black accessories, attended the bride. Mr. C. Barton was best man.

As the couple left the Church a guard of honour was formed and Masters Anthony Mudd and Michael Bunting presented the bride with silver horseshoes.

Later 50 guests attended the reception at the Cutter Inn.

When the couple left for their honeymoon at Bournemouth the bride was wearing a floral design dress and beige fur fabric coat.

The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold wrist watch and the bridegroom received a gold signet ring from the bride.

They were the recipients of numerous preisents, cheques and congratulatory telegrams, the gifts including a chiming clock and cutlery from the staff of Messrs. T. H. Nice, and Co., St. Mary's-street, Ely 
Family F4359

Engagement: Miss Audrey Aspland, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les. Aspland, of Burrowa road, Young, to Mr. Gordon ('Bob') Mote, of Young, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass.
Family F1


ASTLEY-MARTIN.-The engagement is announced of Joan, second daughter of Mrs. E Astley, Surrey Hills, to Alan Farndale second son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Martin, Boomahnoomoonah ,Victoria.
Martin, Allan Eugene Farndale (I399)


More engagements are reported --
Mr. Clive Casburn, now of Moss Vale (formerly in Mr. Harold Paterson's garage), to Miss Dulcie Loiterton, daughter of Mr. Jim. Loiterton; and Miss Jossie Perry to Mr. Mulllns, of the Goulburn post office.
Loiterton, Dulcie May (I1106)


The engagement is announced of Miss., A. Wilson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson, to Mr. Des. Loiterton, youngest son of Mrs. M. Loiterton, and the late Mr. James Loiterton.
Family F578

Jean Caswell Stacy trained at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and in 1933 joined the Lady Minto Indian Nursing Association. As nursing sister to reach her cases she had to travel widely throughout northern India and at Ajmer (Rajasthan) she met Alan Benson a UK?trained professional engineer (b. 1905, Liskeard Cornwall) whom she married in March 1937 at All Saints Church, Tumut, NSW. Alan and Jean Benson returned to India later in the year, and to Ajmer, where he was Production Engineer at the Metre Gauge Locomotive Workshops of the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway, during the time when they were building 15 locomotives a year. Before long they were transferred to Mhow, in Central India, where Alan Benson was District Mechanical Engineer, taking with them their daughter Beatrice who had been born in 1938.

In September 1939 World War II broke out, and in early 1940 Alan Benson was seconded to the Indian Ordnance Factory at Jubbulpore, Central India, situated near a large Army Cantonment area. Here he took over as Power and Maintenance Engineer. By 1943 the area had become India's principal Munitions Complex. Whilst in Jubulpore two more children were born, Christopher (1940?1961) and David (b 1943). But by 1943 the war-worn Indian Railways were showing signs of strain and Alan was recalled to his railway job, taking over as Works Superintendent of the Broad Gauge Locomotive Workshops at Dohad, 400 miles north of Bombay. Thence, in 1945 after Peace was declared, the family were granted long deferred Long Service Leave, arriving in Sydney in October of that year.

However in March of the following year, leaving Jean in West Australia, Alan had to return to duty. The reason that they went there was that the two older children were both nearing school age, and as was the usual procedure they would have to be put to boarding school. WA was so much nearer than NSW. However Alan Benson hoped to be allowed to resign as the B.B. and C.LRIy was already Indianised, and he did not wish to go to the Senior job offered to him in New Delhi. Reluctantly he was permitted to resign. He received his superannuation but not the retiring allowance given to all a few years later. He was only 40 years old.

Having served his six months notice Alan returned to Perth. It was a very happy reunion and the family returned to NSW. Later Alan's mother came from England, and visited us there.

Alan Francis Benson was educated at Sherborne, Dorset, England, where he showed outstanding "classical" scholarship but turned to engineering, and after four years in the L.N.E.Ry workshops was to qualify (in time to come) as M.LC.E. (UK), and M.I. Mech. E., as well as M.I.E. (Aust).

Of all the people mentioned in this book, there are only four people who are able to claim that their grandparents had been born a Stacy, a Caswell, a Harris, and a Shelley.

These people are Jean Caswell Benson, Arthur Llewellyn Stacy, Muriel Hamlyn Andrews, and Gordon Neville Stacy.

They all have grandchildren, and they all have family papers. Perhaps one of them will "Write us up!". By then it will be Family History. And I feel sure that it will still be A Wide Spectrum.

Stacy, Jean Caswell (I21992)

ERLE RAY WALES was born on the 7th June 1900 (same year as the Queen Mother) at Murringo Street Young, NSW. He was the fourth and last child of Albert Thomas and Esther Jane Wales (Perks).

He went to primary school at Young (which is now the Young Museum) and delivered milk before and after school to their customers (his father owning a dairy at this time).

In his 14th year he was apprenticed to a master builder, Mr. Voyt (pronounced Vote) in order to learn the trade of carpentry. After completing his apprenticeship he plied his trade around the town.

Erle met and married Angela Joyce at St. Francis Catholic Church, Paddington, Sydney in 1922 (much to the horror of both denominations, he being very Methodist and she Roman Catholic). Returning to Young, they made their home next door to his parents and had three children.

The depression set in and in 1932 they accepted a frost bitten orchard advertised for free on a soldiers' settlement block at "Green Gables" Kingsvale, ten miles from Young and Harden. From there they went to "Claradale", Wombat Road, Young which was closer to town and a much smaller farm, in 1964.

Erle retired in Young in 1976. When he died in1984 he was buried at Young.

These are a few things told to Gordon (his nephew ) and what he remembers about his Uncle Erle :

?Erle Wales had built a carpenter's workshop at the back of his home in Murringo Street, Young, and from there he carried on his building career. In his early days he had a horse named Nigger that he used in a spring cart to carry timber and his tools of trade. It is believed that Nigger was the cause of his nose being broken, when he was kicked by him. When Gordon was on holidays at Young, his Uncle Erle used to tell him to keep away from Nigger or he might end up with a nose like his. (Erle's wife says that he broke his nose while milking a cow when he was young. Erle's son Richard says that Erle's brother Des put him on a calf when he was four years old and his nose was flattened when he fell off.)

?Erle built houses to sell and rent, he also built a house in Yass in 1928 for his sister Mabel Mote. It was a large weatherboard home, all the frame and roof trusses were made out of oregon timber, and were carted from Young by truck, from Voyt's timber yards.
Wales, Erle Ray (I201)

Extract from the Engineering Year Book (Sydney University), 1933
BRADFIELD, Keith Noel Everal, B.Sc.
(Sydney Church of England Grammar School and St. Paul's College.)
Invariably known as Bill despite the three other choices allowed us. He came to us as dux of Shore and brought his dux tendencies with him.

From the outset of his course he has been one of the prime movers of the S.U.E.U.A., and after occupying all other executive positions is now our honoured and popular President.

As genial host for our Jubilee Ball this year his performance calls for special mention and commendation. Before he took to developing blisters in his college boat he was an ardent member and later Captain of our Faculty XV. He has as well represented us at tennis and athletics. During Third Year his presence ensured the social success of all geology excursions.

A tower of strength at all ladies' committee meetings, he gets the business done with his "You'll second that, won't you, er ....?".

One of the very smartest men in the year, his work is characterised by a thoroughness and finish which few attain. Kis lecture notes are the envy of all, and have been instrumental in helping more than a few of us "through".

His slogan in all things is "prepare for the worst, but hope for the best".

Cheerful, keen, popular, always in a hurry -- that's Bill 
Bradfield, Keith Noel Everal (I31674)

Extract from The Monitor of 22 January 1831:
"......... Before Mr Justice Stephen and the usual Commission - Sarah Mellon, alias Fishburne, was indicted for killing and slaying a male child at Windsor on 26 September. It appeared in evidence that the prisoner acted as midwife and delivered to Mrs Slaney the infant in question. On the evening of the same day she returned to the house, intoxicated, and taking the child in her arms, gave it two or three pieces of sugar and butter. She then took the child by the heels and gave it two or three shakes. Shortly after the child expired. The doctor gave it as his opinion that the child met its death from bleeding, in consequence of the umbilical cord being negligently tied.... There being no proof of malus animus, the case was put to the jury by the learned judge, who found her not guilty and she was discharged by proclamation after a proper caution in all such future cases ......." 
Donnelly, Sarah (I10264)

Family Notices


Thomas Creamore (Tom). ? June 24, 1985, at Woden Valley Hospital. Beloved husband of Kathleen (dec), loved father and father-in- law of Pat and Robb, Ernie and Glenys, Beth and Al. Loving grandfather and great-grandfather of their children.

HINCKSMAN, Oswald Thomas Creamore (Tom).

Father and father-in-law of Ern and Glenys, grand- father of Kim and Colin Holgate, Ross and Gary, great-grandfather of Brent and Scott. At Peace.

HINCKSMAN, Oswald Thomas Creamore (Tom). June 24th, 1985, at Woden Valley Hospital. Beloved father and father-in- law of Beth and Al Tankey, grandfather of Mark, Joanne and Tony Warner and Christine, great-grandfather of David. Rest in Peace.


Thomas Creamore (Tom). Beloved father and father-in-law of Pat and Rob Cameron, grandfather of Susan and Bob Dunkeld, Ian (dec) and Nina, great-grand- father of Stuart and Craig.



Relatives and friends of Mr Oswald Thomas Creamore (Tom) Hincksman are advised that his funeral will take place to-day, Wednesday. A Service will be held in the Church of the Holy Covenant, Dexter St, Cook, at 1.30pm. The cortege will leave for the Gungahlin Cemetery at the conclusion of the service.




75 Canberra Avenue

Kingston 957838
Hincksman, Oswald Thomas Creamore (I3635)

Fatal Accident Near Yass

We regret to state that on last Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Thomas James, proprietor of the North Yass Hotel, was thrown from a horse he was riding, and died shortly afterwards. The deceased was one of the aldermen for O'Brien Ward, and was much respected by a large circle of acquaintances. Much sympathy is felt for the widow and family of eight children, the youngest an infant. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was very numerously attended. The hearse was preceded by a large number of the members of the Yass Oddfellows Lodge, with their large banner in front draped in crepe. After the coffin, about thirty vehicles and over fifty horsemen, &c., followed. An inquest was held on Wednesday, and we append the evidence taken:-

Jeremiah Spearing deposed: I am a labourer, and reside near Yass; yesterday I saw the deceased going out to Mr. McGrath's Telegraph Inn, about three miles from Yass, in a vehicle; about two o'clock on the same day I noticed Mr. Denis McNamara going in the same direction; I was at the time at the back of Mr. Hannon's Carriers' Arms Inn; about four o'clock I heard a horse galloping past rather quickly; I looked along the road and noticed a man on horseback; I did not recognise who he was; I could see by his manner of riding that he was under the influence of liquor; he rode some distance, almost falling from the horse, and I then watched him until he fell; this occurred on the Yass side of Jones's Creek bridge; I then procured a horse and galloped up to where the accident occurred; I took hold of the deceased and asked him if he was hurt; I had then recognised him as Thomas James; He made no answer; There was a cart passing at the time, and with the assistance of the driver I placed deceased in it, and conveyed him to his own dwelling; immediately afterwards a messanger was sent to Yass for a doctor; I then went to meet the doctor; he told me to procure some leeches; I did so; on my return the doctor told me there was no hope of deceased recovering; the deceased was insensible from the time I picked him up until his death; which took place almost immediately after I returned with the leeches.
Charles Smith deposed: I reside in North Yass; about four o'clock yesterday afternoon I went down to Jones's Creek after my horses, and as I was going along, Thomas James galloped past and said "good day"; I was near Jones's Creek, on the main road, when this happened; deceased then hit the horse with a whip, the horse went to one side and deceased leant on its neck and then fell off; a woman came up, and she told me to stop there while she went up and told Mrs. James; Jerry Spearing then came along and picked up deceased; there was a spring-cart near, and the deceased was placed in it; the spring-cart was then driven to deceased's residence; after he was taken into the house I saw no more of him; deceased did not speak or move in my presence after the accident. To a juryman: I think deceased was a little groggy, when he spoke to me.
Dr. Perry deposed: I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, and reside in Yass; I have seen the body of the deceased; yesterday evening about four o'clock I was requested to come to North Yass to see Thomas James and was informed that he had had a fall from his horse; I went to his residence to see him and found him in a dying state; he was quite insensible, and unable to swallow; on examination I found bruises about his face and forehead; he was also bleeding from both ears; his pulse was beating very feebly; he slightly inspired twice and then died, within a very few minutes of my first seeing him; I sent for leeches and was prceeding to do what was necessary, but he died before anything could be done; I believe his death was caused by fracture to base of the skull, the result of a fall from a horse.
The jury returned the latter part of the doctor's evidence as their verdict.
James, Thomas Edward (I1175)

Fifty years down memory lane

Boorowa couple celebrates golden wedding

Jack Wales, a former shearer and long time union member, tallies up a special golden fifty on April 10 when he celebrates his fiftieth wedding anniversary.

For he and his wife Sylvia it will be a golden trip down memory lane

Fifty years ago in the tiny stone Anglican church at Bevandale near Gunning, NSW Laural Wales, shearer, better known to his family and friends as Jack, married the daughter of a well known family in the district, Miss Sylvia Gorham.
When the marriage pledges were made and the "I do's" completed the couple with their small gathering of family and friends went back to Jack's fathers' nearby property, "Killarney" for the traditional reception.
"Killarney" has long since gone but not so the memories.
And one special memory Jack and Sylvia have is of their wedding cake.
Its centrepiece was a basket.
Sylvia has kept it throughout the fifty years of her marriage, stored safely in an airtight glass jar. Now, on the couples' golden anniversary, it will again take pride of place in the centre of her wedding anniversary cake.

Eight children
Fifty years of marriage brought Jack and Svlvia eight children - Dawn (Mrs Barton), George, John (Snow), Ron (deceased), Kevin, Leon, Graham and Raymond plus 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
They plan a big luncheon party in the Boorowa Ex Servicemen's Club and expect over 70 family and friends will join in the celebration.
Jack and Sylvia enjoy relatively good health for their age.
Now almost 79, Jack is an avid card player and Sylvia who turns 70 in August still takes up her knitting needle and handicrafts in spite of her now failing eyesight.

AWU ticket collection
Over the years Jack has become a collector of union tickets. His own membership tickets cover a continuous membership period of over fifty years and another dated 1905-06 was given to him by the late Bill Bush.
That ticket cost its original owner ten shillings!
Jack's shearing days in the 30's and 40's brought him in contact with many a colourful character and he can relate with glee some of the sagas associated with the days of Ted Healy, of union politics and union meetings where members arrived by bus loads to support their chosen candidate.
As a local union representative Jack went to all the union meetings and conferences and he will talk at length about personalities such as "Pump-handle" Owens who cycled his bike round the west shaking hands with everyone he met as he went about the business of signing up members.
The AWU Jack says is a good clean union and he'll vouch for the fact that it does a lot to help its members.
The Union helped him sort out a compensation claim after he was injured at work many years ago.
Jack was only 14 when he first joined the AWU in 1922. In those days he was only a rouseabout at "Coree" at Jerilderie but five years later he was a fully fledged shearer and well and truly settled into his new trade.
During his shearing days he shore throughout the outback and southern Queensland but Boorowa was always home base.
He has lived in the district for 49 years and moved into town about twenty years ago after he sold his small property.
But this year it will be the year 1937 that will be most in Jack's mind . . . that day fifty years ago when Jack the shearer married Sylvia in the little stone church at Bevandale.
Happy Anniversary Jack and Sylvia 
Wales, Laurel Arthur (I8419)

Fire at Yass.


YASS, Monday.

THE stables of Mr. James Mote, of the Yass Hotel, were destroyed by fire this morning. Constable Whalley who was doing duty gave the alarm at 2 o'clock, and a number of persons assembled at the scene of the fire and worked admirably to keep it from spreading. Had the flames caught any of the premises in the immediate vicinity nothing could have saved the properties between Rossi and Mehan streets, on the east side of Cooma street. A calf was burnt, also quantity of hay and harness. About 1 cwt of powder, stored in Mr. Yeo's powder magazine, which is only 3ft from the stables, was carefully removed. The property destroyed is insured for about ?200. Sub-inspector Brennan, with constables Whalley and O'Leary, rendered valuable assistance. 
Mote, James Frederick (I18)

Four Generations Together For Gwen Brown's 80th Birthday
Family members spanning four generations converged on Young last Wednesday to celebrate Gwen Brown's 80th birthday.
People travelled from Melbourne, Gosford, Cootamundra and from just down the road to share this special day with Gwen.
Gwen was born in the small village of Brawlin, near Cootamundra.
When she was four years old her family moved to Young where her parents established the family home in Whiteman Avenue.
When she left school at 14 she began working at Gilpin's store in Young.
On Boxing day in 1934 she married Ted Brown, who she has shared the last 63 years with.
Their first home together was an original two roomed hut on Ted's family property, "Trafalgar", three miles from Young.
Later they moved to a property near Back Creek Road where they started a farm.
In 1956 the couple decided to leave the land and moved into Young to run a corner store where the Caltex service station is today, on the corner of Boorowa and Zouch Streets.
During her time in Young, Gwen has been an active member of the community.
She has been part of the Young Women's Bowling Club, Young Garden Club, Probus Club, Neighbourhood Watch, Tidy Towns, and the Young Veteran and Vintage Car Club.
As well as all this, Gwen had the time to raise four daughters and enjoy watching 11 grand children and 16 great grand children grow. 
Aspland, Clarice Gwendoline (I77)

Fourth Session 1820

507. George Smith and Christian Asquith were indicted for stealing, on 26th of February, 12 lbs. of mutton, value 9s., the goods of Samuel Summers.
Robert Teasdale. I am headborough of St. Pancras. On the 28th of February, I saw the prisoners and another going along Suffolk street, knowing them all, I followed them --- Asquith had a bundle, he set off running as soon as he saw me; the others did not run at first. I followed, and Asqith dropped the bundle as he turned the corner, I picked it up. Taylor took Smith, the next day he was discharged from Hatton-garden office. I took Asquith myself -- they were both together. I found a leg of mutton in the bundle, which the prosecutor claimed; there is a particular mark on it. I am a butcher myself.
Samuel Summers. On the 26th of February, between eight and nine o'clock, I lost a very large leg and chine of mutton, from my shop, which is at the corner of Skinner-street; I saw it safe about six o'clock, it then hung on a hook outside the shop. Teasdale afterwards shewed it to me; it was a particular sort of mutton -- the chine had been taken away then.
Asquith's Defence. I bought it of a hawking butcher.

Transported for seven years

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq 
Asquith, Christian (I35760)

From Pte. George Mutch.

We are at present quartered in the camp of the Royal Flying Corps, but expect to be shifted any time. All the different trades are split up here and sent to different parts of England to complete their train ing, prior to being sifted up for serviee. The wireless operators stay in Farnborough for their course and will be quartered at Blen heim Barracks for instruction. These barracks are only about a quarter of a mile from our present camp, and are fine, large buildings. This dis trict is and has been for years the training grounds of the British Army, and the whole district is no thing but large brick barracks, which for years have formed the homes of the British regulars. Am sure you have heard and read of Aldershot. It has been computed that at pre sent there must be upwards of 200,000 British Tommies here, and we are the only Australians. At pre sent there are also a couple of thou sand of U.S.A. troops hereabouts, but understand they leave for France almost immediately. See plenty of flying here, though this is not a flying school, but the Royal Aircraft factory is here, and every machine built at these works is test ed before leaving. They have a new machine which they call the S.E 5 just out a little while. Birds abso lutely could not do the things that are done in this bus. It travels up to about 170 miles an hour, and flies in all sorts of styles. I admit I never saw flying in Australia. They rock here all over the place, and drop down from all heights any where at all. The stunts they do with them you would think wero ab solutely impossible. Looping the loop is simply child's play. Imagine one travelling along rolling over side to side, planes or wing, or what ever you like to call them, revolving like a cart wheel, or look up at one and see it coming down nose first, absolutely perpendicular, doing the same motion, and rocking about like a falling leaf, excepting that the wings are edge on to you instead of flat. I know its hnrd to imagine do ing these things. They climb up much faster than any bird up to an eagle. This forms the way to another stunt. They will start climbing, then elevate the plane to nearly the vertical, which, of coarse, is too much, and the engine cannot keep that up. The machine gradually loses way and stops. Then it falls all sorts of fashions, perhap a couple of thouand feet, then away they go. Some machines and some pilots, too, I can tell you.

Have had a fair run around since coming here. Taken altogether, have had a much more pleasant time than I expected, and I have been treated very well ever since we arrived. Considering that we hear, such a noise about the short- age of food in England we cannot growl at the treatment received in that direction. Certainly nothing more is wasted than can be helped, but take the following as our average day's meals: Breakfast, 6.30, porridge, bacon or rissoles, with two slices of bread and margarine; dinner, pea soup, cold roast beef, potatoes and marrow, or French beans, and pickles, custard and prunes, or other small fruit, with half slice of bread. Sometimes puddings, otherwise known as ''sinkers," sometimes rice. 4.30, tea; Two sliccs of bread and jam, sometimes so called cakes, three times a week, cold meat or ham, with greens or tomatoes, and tea. (Note only tea once a day.) Even though at times, the cooking is very indifferent, one can hardly growl. Some do, though. They don't use white flour here. Bread, biscuits, cakes, etc., are all made with the brown stuff, and no thing is particularly tasty, though, no doubt, wholesome. Sugar is fair ly scarce and costs about 1/ lb, jam is not plentiful. Chocolates and sweets are a devil of a price. To bacco is about twice the price it is in Australia. Matches are a penny a box, and dashed hard to get at that.

The war hasn't had near the effect on the country I expected, and everyone here is optimistic regard ing the outcome of the struggle, and the general impression is it will not last longer than six to twelve months more. One could hardly be anything else than an optimist here, seeing the masses of war material and munitions kicking about to spare and hearing from the hundreds that return from the front the reports that all is going well.
Mutch, George Edmund (I1115)

An Ely Octogenarian.
The funeral of Mr. Richard Aspland of 35 Hills-lane, Ely, whose death was reported last week, took place at Ely cemetery on Saturday after a service in the Chapel-street Methodist Church, where he had been a regular attendant all his life. The Rev. Frank Young officiated.
During the service Mr. Aspland's favourite hymn, "Abide with Me," was sung, with Mr. A. E. Kerridge, at the organ. Suitable music was also played as the cortege entered and left the church.
In a short appreciation, the Rev. Young, spoke of Mr, Aspland's regular attendance at the Church; ever since he was brought as a child of three years, he had attended continuously until upwards of his 80th birthday; he, said.
Mr. Aspland had been a member of the Star in the East Lodge (Ely) of the Royal Order of Ancient Shepherds, for over 60 years.

The family mourners were: Mrs. R. Aspland, widow; Mr. P. Aspland, son, Mrs E. Brown, Mrs. E. Montague and Miss R. Aspland, daughters; Mrs. P. E. Aspland, daughter-in-law; Mr. E. Brown, son-in-law; Mrs. W. Spinks, niece; Mr. A. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. E. Leach and Mr. and Mrs. R. Sharman, friends.
Others present at the service included: Mrs. A. Cox, Miss M. Martin, Mrs. H. Fenn, Mrs. R. Smith, Mrs. W. Atkin,- Miss B.) Atkin, Mr. W. Hill (representing Mr. C. Howard and family), Mrs.. E. Barwell, Miss Vye, Mrs. J. Cooper, Mrs. F. W. Nash, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lemmon, Mrs.,E. Collins, Mrs. G. Curtis, Mrs. E. Harris (representing 24, Newnham-street@ Miss Ablett. Mr. W. Spinks, Mr. and Ivlrs. S. 8..Spink@, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Edwards, Miss E. Drake, Miss D. Gotobed, Mr. H. R. Prudhomme, Mr. A. Dunliam and Miss Pratt. Messrs. C. A. . Day and P. B. Bangley walked in front of the cortege, representing the Shepherds, while Messrs. H. Huckle: 1, and L. joyee, secretary and treasurer respectively of the Star in the East Lodge, and Messrs. W. J. Callan and C. Jettery, trustees, were also present. Mr. J. P. F. H. Smith was unable to attend.

The beautiful floral tributes sent were inscribed as under:

In loving memory of dear Dad, from Mother, Ethel, Elsie, Selwyn and Rene.
In loving memory of Grandpa, from his grandchildren, Vera, Eric, John and Baby Anthony.
in loving remembrance, from Dora.
In remembrance, from Eland.
With deepest sympathy, from Mrs. Martin, Mabel, Alf and Charles.
With deepest sympathy, from Mr. And Mrs. Leach and Mr. and Mrs. Sharman. R.I.P.
With deepest sympathy, from Mr. A. Ablett and family. At rest.
With deepest sympatny, from the Officers and members of the Star in the East Lodge.
With deepest sympathy, from Will, Dick and families.
With kindest remembrance, from Frank and Freda.
With deepest sympathy, from Lily, Arthur and Little Paul.
With deepest sympathy, Hilda and Arthur.
With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs.Ted Howard and little Domneva.
With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. F. Parker.
Sympathy, from all at 24, Newnham-street.
From an old friend, Mrs. E. Sayer.
With kind thoughts, Mrs. Brown, Maud and Nina.
With deepest sympathy, from all at 4, Hills-lane.
In loving memory, from Mr. and Mrs. J. Neal and family. At rest.
With kind remembrance, from Mrs. Cox, Mrs. Atkins and Mrs. Joyce.
With deepest sympathy, from Mr. And Mrs. Pickering.
Not gone from memory, not gone from love, but gone to his Father's home above. - Mr. and Mrs. Hammond.
With deepest sympathy, from, Mr. And Mrs. J. Scarboro.
Kind remembrance - Mr. Chas. Howard and family.
With deepest sympathy, from Mr. And Mrs. G. Curtis and all at 41, Hills-lane.
With loving sympathy - Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. Sleep on and take thy rest.
With deepest sympathy, from Miss E. Drake.
With deepest, sympathy Mr. H. J. Fiske.
From his garden.
In memory of an old friend - Elia, Fred and Keith.

The coffin was of unpolished oak with brass fittings and the breastplate was inscribed: "Richard Aspland, died May 30th, 1939, aged 81 years."
Messrs, H. Y. Morriss and Sons, of Ely were the undertakers.

"By the death of Richard Aspland the Star in the East Lodge, No. 10, Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds, have lost an old and valued member. A true Shepherd, too, because he saw to it that his two sons, as soon as they were old enough, were made members of the Lodge. Unfortunately, his youngest son was. killed in the Great War. His only surviving son still a member of the Lodge.
"The late Brother Aspland joined the Star in the East in August, 1878, and he has been. a member of the Lodge for just over 60 years. The writer has no record of his activities in the Lodge previous to (date obscured) but since that date the late Brother was elected a trustee of the Lodge. The work in connection with that office he carried out most conscientiously, and at all times he was willing to do anything for the good and welfare of the Lodge."
H. H. 
Aspland, Richard (I434)


Presentation to Mr. A. Martin and Miss D. I. Aspland

Almost the entire staff of the garage of Messrs. J. H. Nice, and Co., Ltd., of St. Mary's-street, Ely, ,assembled at the Cutter Inn on Monday evening, to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of two of the best-known of their members.

Miss D. J. (Rene) Aspland:, who for a number of years has been in charge of the office at the garage, has now left in order to marry tomorrow, (Saturday), Mr. A. A. N. (Alf) Martin, who has been in charge of the works department for many years.

Following a few words of welcome from the manager (Mr. J. P. Stow) Mr. Geoffrey Nice, former manager of the branch and now joint managing director of the firm, paid glowing tribute to the work of Mr. Martin and Miss Aspland for the firm and said in particular, how much all would miss the help and co-operation of Miss Aspland. He brought with him a I special message of congratulations and good wishes from the directors. As a climax to the evening's proceedings, Mr. Nice, on behalf of the entire staff at Ely, made a presentation of a chiming clock and cutlery to Miss Aspland and Mr. Martin, both of whom made suitable replies, They were accorded musical honours and a most enjoyable evening was spent 
Family F4359

General Sir Martin Farndale, KCB, C-in-C BAOR and Commander Northern Army Group, 1985-87, was born on January 6, 1929. He died on May 10 aged 71

MARTIN FARNDALE might well have become the Chief of General Staff - the professional head of the Army - if timings had fitted better and if the Falklands campaign of 1982 had not swung defence thinking away from its over-emphasis upon European defence towards the greater likelihood of threats arising outside the Nato area. The latter half of Farndale's career had been centred almost exclusively upon the British Army of the Rhine. He commanded in succession its 7th Armoured Brigade, 2nd Armoured Division, 1st British Corps and finally, in 1985, BAOR and Northern Army Group, giving him a European Central Front bias at a time when rapid reaction forces for worldwide deployment were coming into vogue.
Martin Baker Farndale was born in Alberta, Canada, of Yorkshire parentage and brought up and educated back in Yorkshire at Yorebridge School. He was just too young to see service in the Second World War, but joined the Indian Army in 1946.
After Indian Independence in 1947, he transferred to the British Army and was sent to Sandhurst, which had just reopened as the Royal Military Academy. He was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery in 1948.
Farndale was rather a private person with the single-mindedness of purpose and professional integrity needed for a successful military career. He was always "on duty" in both an intellectual and military sense, and although he was punctilious about military niceties he was, paradoxically, relaxed and approachable with a typical Yorkshire forthrightness. These qualities made him immensely respected and liked throughout the Army.
His hallmarks were enthusiasm for the matter in hand and avoidance of self-advertisement. He was, indeed, a generous, humane and caring man with more than a touch of humility.
He started his military career in the 80th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in the Suez Canal Zone, but his command abilities were soon recognised with his selection for the elite Royal Horse Artillery. He joined 1st Regiment RHA in 1950 with which he was to serve on and off for the next twenty-one years.
During his first tour he was in E and then B Batteries in BAOR. His abilities as a potential staff officer were equally quickly recognised when he was posted to the Royal Artillery Staff of 7th Armoured Division at Verden, Lower Saxony, in 1954. He went to the Staff College, Camberley, in 1959 after a spell with 53rd (Louisberg) Battery and as Adjutant of the 22nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. At Camberley he showed himself to be exceptionally articulate, both verbally and on paper, with a sensible balanced approach and a nice sense of humour. He was perhaps disappointed not to get a General Staff appointment after graduating. Instead he was sent to the Gunner staff with 17th Gurkha Division in the Far East, where he saw active service during the final phases of the Malayan campaign.
His first General Staff appointment came in 1963 when he served for two years in the Military Operations Directorate of the War Office and then the Ministry of Defence during the withdrawal from Empire of the mid-1960s, in which he was soon to be involved personally. He returned to 1st RHA in 1964 in command of the Chestnut Troop, which he took out to Aden for the Radfan campaign, fought in the arid mountains of the Protectorate.
His outstanding abilities were recognised when he went back to the Staff College for three years as an instructor in 1966, and was then given command of 1st RHA in 1969. He had the unique distinction of being the first artillery commanding officer to take his regiment to Northern Ireland to serve as infantry on the streets of Belfast in the earliest years of the Troubles.
Two years followed on the Defence Policy Staff in the Ministry of Defence while the Heath Government was trying unsuccessfully to reverse the British military cutbacks set in train by Denis Healey's defence reviews. In 1973 he was promoted to brigadier and started his rise to high command.
His first major command was in Germany with 7th Armoured Brigade at Soltau in Lower Saxony. His easy fluency with the press and media led to him becoming a highly successful Director of the Army's Public Relations before he was promoted major-general as the Director of Military Operations from 1978 to 1980 during the final phases of the guerrilla campaign in Rhodesia in the aftermath of Ian Smith's unilateral declaration of independence. He was largely responsible for setting up the British Monitoring Force, which helped to end the guerrilla war and to bring about an independent Zimbabwe.
He was back in BAOR commanding, in succession, and without any further breaks away on the Staff: 2nd Armoured Division, 1981-83; 1st British Corps, 1983-85; and finally Northern Army Group and BAOR, 1985-87.
He became very much a Nato man, and was widely respected in international military circles for his deep understanding of continental warfare as it might have been fought in the 1980s. He was appointed CB in 1980 and KCB in 1983.
Farndale retired from the Army in January 1988 and took up a number of appointments connected with the armaments industry. Since 1988 he had been a defence adviser to Deloitte Touche, and he was also a consultant to Somerset-based Westland Helicopters, 1989-95. He was also a very active chairman of the Royal United Services Institution.
His principal hobby was writing definitive histories of the Royal Artillery to which he was devoted: His History of the Royal Artillery, France, 1914-18 was published in 1987 and his History of the Royal Artillery; The Forgotten Fronts and the Home Base, 1914-18, in 1988.
He was also the author of volume V of The History of the Royal Artillery in the Second World War (The Years of Defeat, 1939-41) which appeared in 1996, and of volume VI (The Far East Theatre, 1941-46), which will be published posthumously.
He was thus a happy choice as Master Gunner of St James's Park, the honorary appointment that he assumed in November 1988 as well as being Colonel Commandant of the RHA, Honorary Colonel of 1st Regiment RHA and of the 3rd Battalion, the Yorkshire Volunteers - his home county - and Colonel Commandant of the Army Air Corps.
From 1989 Farndale championed the Royal Artillery Museum Project to create a new museum in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich to house the vast regimental collection of guns, medals, books and archives. He became president and later chairman of the project, and it was through his inspiration, leadership and his abundant reserves of forceful energy that money was raised from a variety of sources: the regiment itself, industry, individual benefactors, trusts and national funds. He lived to see the start of the building programme which is scheduled to culminate in the opening of the new museum in May next year.
In 1955 he married Margaret Anne Buckingham. They had one son, who followed his father into the Royal Artillery. Both wife and son survive him  
Farndale, General, Sir Martin Baker KCB (I16579)

George m. Ameilia Matilda Waddy at Parramatta on 1.9.1835 - In Tumut Centenary Celebrations 1824-1924 - see pp 13
The Shelley brothers bought Tumut Plains from James H Rose. They built CAMELOT on the property occupied now by Mr A N Stacy - Tumut Centenary Celebrations 1824-1924 - at pp 13.

In Australian Index 1824-1842 Vol 19 " SHELLY, George - On Yass Committee of Southern Assocn. - A., Mar 11th 1836"

Same source - "George Shelley - member of Southern Cattle Assocn. - A., Jun 17th 1836 p. 3"

Same source - " SHELLEY, George - Signs address to S. Wright - A., Oct 4th, 1836. p3."

Same source - "SHELLEY, George - Subscriber to Bourke memorial - A., Jan 30th, 1838 p.3"

Same source - "SHELLEY, George - Subscriber to Bourke Statue - A., May 15th, 1838 p.3"

Same source - "SHELLEY, George, Tumut - Subscribe to Yass Church Fund - A., May 14th 1839 p. 3"

Same source - "SHELLEY, George - witness at trial of P. Norris. Australian May 11, 1841, p. 2"
Shelley, George (I917)

Gilbert Mills Wales
Written by Ann Wales

Gilbert and Marjorie owned a small property at Bevendale called "Killarney". It was approximately 320 acres and Gilbert lived off the farm from his sheep, cows and wool and caught rabbits for skins and carcasses.
Gilbert never owned a car but had a horse and sulky which the kids used to go to a nearby school. Jack, Gilbert's eldest son, never went to school; he trapped rabbits at a young age and then went to the shearing sheds to work.
Gilbert was always a very proud family man, was very quiet and had a lot of time for his children and grandchildren. Gilbert and Marj had a very casual lifestyle, hard at times, and with the normal setbacks that country folk encountered. Marj used to talk a lot, she loved a good conversation. She always wrote down little pieces of information and kept paper clippings in a book that is now called "Grannies Scrapbook" and which is now in safe keeping with her daughter Sara Joyce Carroll. In one of her clippings it says that Mrs Gilbert Wales was at a sports day at Bevendale and that she "Won.....the nail driving Contest". This probably explains why so many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren are in the Building Industry.
When Gilbert and Marj left the farm in April 1950, they moved into Gunning, NSW. The item in the paper reads. . . . .

On the occasion of a farewell and presentation to Mr and Mrs Gilbert Wales, who have disposed of their grazing property at Bevendale, a cricket match was arranged between Blakney Creek and Bevendale on the local sportsground. Mr Wales had played cricket for many years in both districts and has always displayed a lively interest in the sport. Many friends had gathered to say farewell and at the conclusion of the match, Mr W Turton, cricketer of Blakney Creek, was called upon on their behalf, to make a presentation to Mr and Mrs Wales, of a roll of notes. He spoke of the highest esteem in which the couple were held, and of the sterling qualities of the fine family they had reared and of the host of friends who would miss them from the district where they had resided for so many years.

When Gilbert's son Jack and his wife Sylvia visited them in Gunning, the grandchildren always enjoyed being with their grandparents. Gilbert always gave them "a couple of Bob" (shillings) with which they would go down to the local cafe that had a small range of fishing tackle. They would spend their money on hooks and sinkers. Kevin said that it was the only time that they got near a store and they would have "a ball". Gilbert and Marj would make return visits to Jack and Sylvia's property of "Carinya" near Rye Park about twice a year for three or four weeks.
Gilbert always smoked a pipe and it never left his side. After his heart attack, his son Jack went to visit him and found him sitting on the woodheap, down in the dumps. He told Jack that the doctor had told him not to smoke, but Jack replied "if you want to have a smoke, then have it". It wasn't long before Gilbert had a cloud of smoke coming out of his pipe.
Sadly, Gilbert died at the age of 75 on Tuesday, 29th October 1957 at Gunning. His wife Marjorie died four years later on Wednesday, 9th August 1961 at the age of 82. They are both buried in the cemetery at Gunning and their home in Waratah Street still stands for all of their descendants to see. 
Wales, Gilbert Mills (I1429)

I regret to have to state that Mr. Joseph Bean junior of the Frankfield Hotel had a rather narrow escape yesterday, Sunday. Mr. Bean was out riding a splendid horse. He was thrown from the horse, and had it not been that he fell partly on his back, he must have broken his collar-bone or dislocated his arm. Mr. Bean is, greatly bruised; and is also very much hurt inwardly.
I learn from Dr. Hunter, who is attending Mr. Bean, that the nature of the injuries are such that Mr. B. will have to be cautious in his movements for some time to come.
Bean, Joseph (I2443)

(From our Correspondent).
OBITUARY.- A very old and respected res- dent of the Gunning district in the person of Mr. Joseph Bean passed away in Sydney on Sunday last at the age of fifty-nine. He had been a sufferer for years on and off, and some months ago went to Sydney for the purpose of securing the best medical skill. Mr. Bean was the last of the family of that name resident in this district, where his father for many years kept the Frankfield Hotel, on the Goulburn Road, and subs- quently built and conducted an hotel on the site of the present Frankfield Hotel.
Bean, Joseph (I2443)


(From our Correspondent.)

Business Changes. - Our old and respected townsman, Mr. Joseph Bean, senr., is about retiring from business, having leased his hotel to Mr. H. T. Best for a term of seven years. Mr. Bean's health has been failing for some time past, and he intends returning to his private residence a few miles out of Gunning, where many years ago he carried on the business of the old Frankfield Hotel.
Bean, Joseph (I833)


MONDAY, November 7.

BEFORE Mr. F. Hume junr.

Peter Anderson was charged with maliciously wounding a horse the property of Joseph Bean of the Frankfield Inn.

Constable Mara deposed to having arrested defend- ant on the above charge ; defendant admitted that he had shot the horse but without intending to kill him; saw blood on the fence of defendant's paddock; defendant said that it was the blood of an opossum ; witness produced defendant's gun which appeared to have been recently discharged.

Joseph Bean deposed that he was in his paddock between nine and ten o'clock on the morning of the 5th, when his nephew brought in the horse wounded with shot in the chest and nose ; witness subsequently went to prisoner with the police; accused him of wounding the horse, which he denied ; the police went to the slip-rails and while they were absent prisoner acknowledged that he had shot the horse and hoped witness would forgive him; the gun produced witness knew to be prisoner's.

Constable Parker deposed that he accompanied Mr. Dean to prisoner's, when Bean asked him why he did not impound the horse instead of shooting him ; he was told to bring out his gun; it appeared to have been recently discharged ; witness then went to the slip-panel of prisoner's wheat-paddock, about fifty yards from his house ; found marks of blood there ; called prisoner down ; at first he said that the blood was that of an opossum; prisoner went a little way off and called Bean, and on their return Bean said in prisoner's presence that prisoner admitted shooting the horse.

James Collins deposed that he found the horse wounded as deacribed ; he had blood on his chest and fore legs; there was nothing wrong with him the previous evening.

Prisoner was committed for trial at the next Yass quarter-sessions. Bail allowed - prisoner in ?80 and two sureties in ?40 each.
Bean, Joseph (I833)

GUNNING, Friday.

AT the sale of town allotments to-day the principal blocks near the railway-station were purchased by Mr. Joseph Bean who bought one allotment near railway-gate for eighty-six pounds. A hotel will be commenced there by him almost immediately.
Bean, Joseph (I833)



Friday, 4 p.m.

At tbe sale of town allotments, to-day, the principal blocks near the railway station were purchased by Mr. Joseph Bean, who gave ?86 for one near the railway gates, on which he intends to build an hotel. The prices realised were fair.
Bean, Joseph (I833)

(From Our Correspondent.)
It is with feelings of regret that I record the death of Mr. Joseph Bean, for some years past a resident of this town and district. He had been in very indifferent health for years. Latterly becoming much worse he removed to Sydney for further medical attention, and there he died, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Bishop, of Eveleigh, at the age of 59 years. For many years his father kept the Frankfield Hotel, which was well known, as a stopping place on the road to Goulburn, about four miles distant from here. After that an hotel, which was burnt down, was erected on the site, of the present Frankfield Hotel, now occupied by Mrs. McCabe. The subject of this notice was engaged in the cor dial manufacturing for some time in the old premises, but his failing health, compelled him to seek rest, and he came to reside in Gunning until a few weeks ago. Deceased was buried in Sydney.
Bean, Joseph (I2443)



At a sale of town allotments to-day, the principal blocks, near railway station, were purchased by Mr. Joseph Bean, who bought one allot- ment near railway gates for ?86.
Bean, Joseph (I833)

GUNNING. (From our Correspondent.) THE remains of the late Mr. Joseph Bean, of Frankfield, were interred in the Gunning cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. The deceased gentleman has been a great sufferer for nearly four years; nearly all the medical men in the district and several of the profession in Sydney were consulted in the case. Deceased was an old resident in the district, and highly respected by all classes of the community. Throughout his long and painful illness he was regularly attended by the Rev. G. Kingsmill, incumbent of St. Edmund's, Gunning; and the number that attended the funeral was a convincing proof of the high estimation in which he was held by all who knew him. Deceased was in his sixty first year. Jan. 12th, 1884.
Bean, Joseph (I833)

GUNNING. On Tuesday evening last, at the mutual improve ment class, the debate on the Abolition of Capital Punishment was postponed for a month on account of the paucity of members present.

Serious Accident.-On Monday last Mrs. Bean of the Frankfileld Hotel, Gunning, met with a very nasty accident, which might have proved fatal. It appears that her nephew was in the bar serving customers, and having occasion to go down the cellar, which is about ten feet deep, he locked the door between the back parlour and the bar, which is a usual thing to do in case of anyone coming into the bar while the cellar was open and falling into it; but being busy serving, and Mrs. Bean having oc- casion to go into the bar and finding the door locked, she called hes nephew, who forgetting the cellar was open, opened the door and Mrs. Bean walking in and going in the direction of the cellar accidently fell into it, receiving a most dreadful shaking and some nasty bruises. Considering that Mrs. Bean is an elderly lady, it is a marvellous thing that such a fall did not end in the loss of her life. In falling she came in contact with a large cask, which must have broken her fall in some degree. Dr. Hunter was immediately called in, who attended the sufferer, and we are glad to state that she is now as well as can be expected.
McConville, Sarah (I888)

HMS Buffalo
In May 1798 the ships Buffalo and Porpoise were fitting out in England as replacements for the Supply and Reliance for the service of the colony of New South Wales. Although called the Buffalo, the ship's figurehead was the carved figure of a kangaroo. Towards the end of 1798 HMS Buffalo, with William Raven commanding, set sail for New South Wales via the Cape of Good Hope where it took on board sixty six head of cattle for the new colony. On 3rd May 1799 the Buffalo arrived in Port Jackson where the cattle were landed in good condition, considering the length of the voyage. Other supplies included tools, and articles of hardware. However there were no supplies of bedding or clothing which were badly needed.

The Commander, Lieutenant William Kent, and crew of the condemned HMS Supply were transferred to the Buffalo on its arrival, Governor Hunter having been directed to furnish Mr Raven with a return passage to England.

On the morning of 15th September 1799 HMS Buffalo sailed for the Cape of Good Hope to collect a further cargo of cattle for the Colony. The ship also carried despatches to be onforwarded to England and among these was a requisition for items necessary for the manufacture of Woollens and linens, including a large quantity of seeds. On the evening of 16th April 1800 the Buffalo arrived back in Port Jackson with 18 cows and 20 breeding mares.

The convict ship Speedy, Master - George Quested, had arrived in Port Jackson from London the day before the Buffalo and carried a letter from the Secretary of State to Governor Hunter which led him to issue directions on 29th June to prepare the Buffalo for sea as he intended returning to England. On 21st October 1800 the Buffalo sailed for England via Norfolk Island where some Irish prisoners who had been suspected of planning an insurrection in Sydney were landed. The Governor made a personal inspection of the state of the settlement which was most unpromising in appearance as the buildings were in a state of rapid decay.

The Buffalo arrived at Spithead with a convoy which she had brought from St. Helena on 24th May 1801, having made the passage from New South Wales by Cape Horn in seven months. The Buffalo was also carrying two black swans and three emus.

Other voyages of the Buffalo under Captain William Kent were:
?Arrived back in Port Jackson from England on 16th October 1802 with stores and then left for Moluccas and Calcutta.
?On 12th June 1804 arrived from Bengal with 77 horned cattle, 2 Persian horses and 4 mares.
?On 14th October 1804 left for Port Dalrymple with stores.
?On 13th December 1804 arrived from Port Dalrymple, returning to Port Dalrymple on 24/25th March 1805.

The Buffalo arrived from Port Dalrymple under Lieutenant Houston on 6th May 1805 and left again for Norfolk Island then to Port Dalrymple on 22nd August 1805. With Lieutenant Houston as acting Captain the Buffalo sailed from Port Jackson on 27th November 1805 for Port Dalrymple, then Hobart Town, then Norfolk Island and finally to England with Governor King and family on board
Buffalo, HMS (I21217)

Patrick Nash v. Rosanna Wales, for having, on the 14th instant, illegally detained an iron-gray mare, branded M near shoulder, the property of plaintiff's wife.
.....For the defense, Mr. Iceton called Rosanna Wales who deposed; I was living for a number of years with the late Mr. Dunlop; he made me a present of the iron-gray mare, branded M near shoulder and DP, about six or seven years ago; he had it a short time before he gave it to me; I think Mrs. Nash (Dunlop) was present at this time......."

By the way....Rosanna won this case...the horse had been given to her adopted father, Ebenezer Dunlop, by Rosanna's father. 
Wales, Rosa Ann (I6929)

In 1823 William sent a Memorial to Governor Brisbane as follows:
"The respectful Memorial of William Fishburn, Landholder of Castle Hill, most humbly showeth
That Your Excellency's Memorialist is a native of this colony, that about 8 years ago he married a woman that came free to this Colony by whom he had a family of four children.
That Your Excellency's Memorialist received a grant of sixty acres of land, from the late Governor upon which memorialist now resides.
That Your Excellency's Memorialist has got a few head of cattle which his present grantof land is insufficient to graze.
Memorialist therefore respectfully addresses your Excellency praying an additional grant.
For which act of generosity Memorialist will ever Pray.
Wm. Fishburn. Parramatta 11 October 1823".

Despite a notation from I. Harris, JP that "I know the above Petitioner and think him a very deserving character" the request was not granted 
Fishburn, William Henry (I10263)


LOITERTON-- In loving memory of my dear husband and our father, Charles Loiterton, who departed this life July 5, 1923.

Loving and kind in all his ways,
Upright and just to the end of his days;
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
A beautiful memory left behind.

Inserted by his loving wife and family.
Loiterton, Charles (I1010)

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