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Joseph William Martin, Jnr.

Male 1844 - 1923  (78 years)


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  • Name Joseph William Martin 
    Suffix Jnr. 
    Born 22 Aug 1844  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Among other things, George occasionally sank dams. George had his own system for measuring dams. On one occasion a dam George had sunk was thought not to be the correct size, but after Teddy Davidson, the manager of Bendenine, and a Mr. de Mestre, the owner of a nearby property, examined it, the dam was found to be correctly proportioned.
      In 1907 George Wales acquired his own property and at Hassalls Creek near Bowning. He and his wife Mary moved their family from Bendenine to Hassells Creek in sulkies. The sulkies were, however, so crammed full of belongings that George's children Rene and Joe walked along behind the sulkies to their new home.
      At Hassells Creek the Wales children attended a subsidised school on the property of their neighbours, the McInerney family. This arrangement came to an end when Miss McInerney, the teacher, left to become a nurse.
      In May 1910 the Wales family gathered on their verandah to witness Halley's Comet. Years later Rene Wales recalled how the comet was visible during the day and completely lit-up the sky at night casting something akin to moonbeams upon the earth.
      George was understandably concerned about bush fires and so he purchased a Furphy water tank to protect his house.
      George was very successful on his property. In 1915 his property, which comprised 597 acres, was running 4 horses, 5 Cattle, and 100 sheep. By 1927 the property was running 6 Horses, 2 Cattle, and 362 sheep. George's obvious success with sheep led to him being awarded a cup inscribed as follows:

      Cup donated by H.J. Wilson for the champion fleece of wool in the Yass/Bowning District.

      Judged by Mr Coleman, Government Wool Expert.
      Awarded to George Wales, Bowning, February 1927.

      Also in 1927 George Wales was taught to drive a car by Charlie Winters of Bowning. George then bought a 1927 chevrolet, one of the earliest cars in the Bowning district.
      In 1932 George's property was running 5 horses, 4 cattle, and 400 sheep. This was proving too much for George and so in 1935 George sold his property to Sir Walter Merriman and retired with his wife, Mary, to Boorowa where George had bought a house in Brial Street. George also bought a block of land at 83 Marsden Street Boorowa on which he had a house built. He subsequently rented this house to various tenants. After his death the house was sold to the Murphy family.
      George's wife Mary was a great supporter of fetes run to aid the local Catholic church and school. She excelled in making sweets such as Turkish delight and coconut ice, but George was always good humoured about the large amounts of sugar, jelly etc. that appeared on the grocery bills.
      George took a great interest in cricket and frequently attended matches in Boorowa with his friends: Michael Hyde; Bert Flannery, a grazier; Patrick Slattery, the local station master; and Joseph Mockbell, a wool, hides and skins dealer. George also attended football games but his first love was cricket.
      In 1942 Darwin was bombed by the Japanese, and fearing a Japanese attack various precautions were taken. George, as part of these precautions, dug slit trenches at Boorowa's Catholic School in which, in the event of an air raid, the children and nuns would seek protection
    Occupation a farmer and grazier 
    Died 24 Jan 1923  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29285  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2004 

    Father Joseph Martin, Senior 
    Married Bef 1844 
    Family ID F7498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Jane Mills,   b. 06 Oct 1845, Tangmangaroo, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1904, Tangmangaroo, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1864  the bride's father's residence, Wargiela (near Yass), NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by special licence
    Children 
    +1. Esther Jane Martin,   b. 05 Jun 1865, "Arkstone", near Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1924, Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Sarah Ann Martin,   b. 23 Aug 1867, Arkstone, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1944, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Emily Martin,   b. 28 Oct 1869, Queen's Arms Hotel, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Liverpool, NSW, Australia, -33.9200192,150.9241267 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +4. Rebecca Mary Martin,   b. 24 May 1872, Queen's Arms Hotel, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1949, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Mary Ann Martin,   b. 24 Apr 1874, Ford Street, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.44302,148.728044 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1962, Brial Street, Boorowa, NSW, Australia, -34.434731,148.720013 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. Joseph William Martin,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Goba Creek, near Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1962, St John of God Hospital, Goulburn, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +7. Lucy G Martin,   b. 26 May 1878, Goba Creek, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1955, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Robert James Martin,   b. 25 Aug 1880, Geegullalong, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1961, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +9. William John Martin,   b. 16 Oct 1882, Geegullalong, near Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1966, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +10. Frances Louisa Martin,   b. 28 Jan 1885, Rushbrook, near Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1974, District Hospital, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +11. Laura R Martin,   b. 27 Aug 1887, Laverstock, Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1915  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart