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Mr. Don. Dickson, fourth (twin) son of Ald. and Mrs. S. H. Dickson was married on Saturday to Miss Millie Loiterton, second youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Loiterton, Stockinbingal, at the residence of the bride's parents. The Rev. E. Smith officiated.
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Stockinbingal wore quite an animated appearance on Wednesday, the 2nd instant, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Iris Raymond, daughter of Mrs. G. Folcher, of ' Pine Shade, ' Gundibendyal, and the late Edward Raymond, of 'Balowra,' Cootamundra, to Kenneth, second son of Mr. and Mrs. John Loiterton, of 'Mount Hope,' Stockinbingal. At the appointed hour there must have been quite 150 friends of the young couple gathered within St. Joseph's R. C. Church, where the ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. Father Slattery.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her step-father, was becomingly attired in white satin, overdress of ninon, trimmed with pearls. She also wore a wreath of orange blossom and a silk tulle veil, and carried a bouquet of white crysanthemums and asparagus fern, gifts of the bridegroom.

The bridesmaids were Miss Eileen Morton and Miss Katie Molloy (cousin of bride). The former was attired in whitei satin, overdress of ninon; large white chip straw hat, trimmed with black and white plumes, and she wore a gold Nellie Stewart bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. The latter wore white silk; chip straw hat, trimmed with white silk and cord, and her gold bamboo bangle was the gift of the bridegroom. They each carried bouquets of white and pale blue flowers, satin streamers, and asparagus fern. Miss Gertie Raymond (sister of bride) and Miss Stella Carberry, who acted as trainbearers, wore white silk dresses and gold crosses and chains, gifts of the bridegroom.

The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Jas. Loughurst as best man, and Mr. F. Towers as groomsman.

As the bridal party left the church, the wedding march was played by Miss O. Young.


After a short interval the company reassembled in the spacious Commercial Hall, where the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood, had prepared the wedding breakfast, the beautifully decorated tables being laden with a most delectable menu. The cake, which was a beautiful three-decker, was the product of Mr. W. Tubman.

After full justice had been done the many good things provided, Mr. E. V. Begley, in a neat and happy speech, proposed the health of the newly wedded couple, to whom he paid warm tribute.

Mr. W. G. Noble, in his usual characteristic and humorous style, ably supported the toast, as did also Messrs E. Woodhouse and D. Mulcahy.

The bridegroom, in responding, thanked all for their many kind expressions towards himself and wife, which they very much appreciated.

'The Bridesmaids' was proposedby Mr. P. J. Green, and suitably acknowledged by Mr. Jas. Longhurst.

' The Parents of the Bride and Bridegroom' was proposed by Mr. John Neville. In doing so he expressed his pleasure at being honoured with such an important toast. He had not known them as long as some of thoso present, but for the time he had done so he made up for it in friendship. He added his good wishes. Mr. Folster suitably replied, expressing his thanks for the manner in which the toast had been proposed and received.

'The Chairman' having been duly proposed and honoured, the bride cut the cake, which was then handed round.

The happy couple left by the evening train for Sydney, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride's travelling dress being a navy blue coat and skirt, navy velvet hat, relieved with white flumes, red berries and autumn leaves.

The following is a list of the presents:
Bride to bridegroom, gold sleeve links
Bridegroom to bride, gold diamond and sapphire ring.
Parents of bride, set of furs
Mr. Jno. Duffy (Wyalong), Gold pendant
Messrs. P. and D. Molloy (Wyalong), gold brooch
Mr. and Mrs. Emery (Barmedman) cheque
Mr. P. Hennessy, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. J Morton, pair vases and cheque
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Matthews (Cootamundra), silver teapot
Mr. A. Armstrong (Cootamundra), silver mounted dinner cruet
Mr. and Mrs. Cohen (Cootamundra), silver mounted egg cruet
Mr. and Mrs. Jas Emery, half-dozen tea- spoons in case
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellwood, rose bowl
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon (Springdale), ruby salt cellars
Mr. and Mrs. Tubman, silver mounted flower stand
Mr. and Mrs. W. Green, silver backed brush and comb
Mr. and Mrs. P. Green, silver serviette rings in case
Mr. and Mrs. F. Mulcahy, fancy vases
Mr and Mrs. Bowyer, half-doze tea spoons in case
Mr and Mrs. Wicht, teaset
Mr. and Mrs. J. Loiterton, honey jar
Mr. and Mrs. C. Loiterton, afternoon tea set
Mr. and Mrs. E Carberry, pair fruit dishes
Mr. and Mrs. Longhurst, fruit and cake stand
Mr. and Mrs. Roach, silver mounted jam dish
Mr. and Mrs. Towers (Sydney), silver teapot
Mr. and Mrs. Cann, table lamp.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Sloane, cut glass fruit and flower stand
Mr. and. Mrs. F. Carbarry, lamp
Mr. and Mrs. Woodhouse, silver mounted jam dish
Mr. and Mrs. Reg Curry, pair vases
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Davies, table centre and cushion.
Mr. and Mrs. Stinson, butter dish
Mr. and Mrs. Webb, fancy vases.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Ellwood, set carvers in case
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer, fruit and flower stand
Mr. and Mrs. J. Mulcahy, cheese dish
Mr. and Mrs. Begley, elegant 8-day clock
Mr and Mrs Harrold, silver mounted dinner cruit
Mr. and Mrs. Hately, silver and cut glass butter dish
Mr. and Mrs. Neville, silver egg cruet
Mr. and Mrs. B. Witenden, silver mounted cake dish
Mr. and Mrs. Murdock, lamp
Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien, pin cushion
Mr. and Mrs. A W. Sloane, flower stand
Mr and Mrs. G. Morton, silver butter dish
Mr. and Mrs. Hickey, fruit dish
Mr and Mrs J Folster (Orange), afternoon tea set
Mr and Mrs. C. Reynolds, sweet set
Mr and Mrs. McCulloch, afternoon tea set
Mr and Mrs. West, fruit dishes
Mr. and Mrs. Pearce (Sydney), fancy vases
Mr and Mrs Scott (Sydney), ruby salt cellars
Mrs Davis, bread knife
Mrs E. Perkins, sen, breakfast cruet
Mrs J. Kearins (Sydney), cut lace table centre
Mrs. G. Curry, jam dish
Mrs Sheather, table centre and doyles
Mrs. Moody, Gipsy covers
Mr and Mrs D. White, washstand set
Mrs. Wilbers and family, pair pictures
Mrs. Lenane and family, silver cake fork in case
Mr. and Mrs. Donswan and family, afternoon tea set
Miss C. Mulcahy, cut glass sugar basin
Miss B. Walsh, bedroom lamp
Miss S. Mulcahy, water jug
Miss K. Molloy, cheese dish
Miss M. Molloy, pair, vases
Miss A. Duffy, pair fancy fruit dishes
Miss G. Raymond, salt cellars
Miss E. Morton, cut glass cake and fruit stand
Miss F. Sheather, egg cruet
Miss A. Emery (Barmedman), sweet dish
Miss White, lamp
Miss E. Sibraa, fruit dish
Miss O. Young, crumb tray and brush
Miss A. Sibraa, cut glass dish
Mr and Miss Mewburn, ruby jam dish
Mr. and Miss Murdock, afternoon tea set
Messrs. A. and G. Davis, jam dish
Mr. W. G. Noble, pair silver mounted jam dishes
Mr. M. Whalen, butter dish
Mr. A. Sheather, breakfast cruet
Mr. C. Lewis (Cootamundra), honey jar
Mr. W. Madden, cruet
Mr. Crystal, silver mounted flower stand
Mr. Yates, silver jam spoons
Mr. J. Longhurst, silver salts in case
Mr. O. Collet, bedroom clock.
Mr. B. Towers, water jug and glasses
Mr. A. Bellman, silver sugar scuttle
Mr. F. Towers, biscuit barrel
Mr. J. Mulcahy, water jug and glasses
Mr. J. Wilson, jam dish
Mr. J. Nw, silver mounted butter basin
Mr. H. Towers, silver mounted butter dish
Mr. V. Corby, set carvers in case
Mr. F. Bellman, silver teapot
Mr. C. Bellman, silver hand mirror
Mr. P.Mulcahy, biscuit barrel
Mr. P. Molloy, lamp
Mr. J. Noonan, fruit dishes
Mr. Jno. Longhurst, fruit dish
Masters E. and J. Fallon, water jug and glasses
Misses Martin, toilet boxes
Misses K. and C. Mulcahy, cream jugs
Mr. F. Corby, cheque
Family F557



The Methodist Church was nicely decorated by friends for the marriage on Wednesday of Mr Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Wales of Young.

The Rev. William Weston performed the ceremony in the presence of a fairly large assemblage. As the bride entered the Church the Choir sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden" and as the couple left as man and wife the Wedding March was played.

The brides dress was a brocaded crepe de Chine with over dress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls. She also wore the customary wreath and veil and a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom, and carried a bouquet of white carnations and sweet peas. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a shaving outfit. The bridesmaids were Miss Alice Mote and Miss Hilda Wales. They each wore a white chiffon dress, the former's being over a shell pink slip, and a gold bangle each, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bouquets, also gifts from the bridegroom, were of pink carnations and sweet peas. Mr Walter Mote was the best man and Mr Frank Delaney groomsman.

The wedding breakfast was partaken at Mrs Fred Fisher's, where the Rev. Mr Weston presided and the usual toasts were honored. Mr and Mrs Mote left by the evening train for Sydney, where the honeymoon is being spent. Their future home will be at Yass. The bride traveled in a dress of saxe blue crepe de chine relieved with shadow lace, and a hat to match.

The wedding presents were numerous and costly.
Family F2


A WEDDING which created much local interest was celebrated in the Methodist Church, Young, on Wednesday last, when the Rev. W. Fullerton united in the holy bonds Mr. Alfred L. I'Anson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L N. I'Anson, of Iandra, and Miss Hilda Ruth, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Murringo-street, Young. The church was crowded and the choir rendered the Wedding hymns during the service.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was gowned in ivory morocain and georgette, with pearl girdle, and the handsome veil was made by Miss K. Price, friend of the bride, and a dainty coronet of orange blossoms. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of sweet peas, carnations and stocks, asparagus and maiden hair fern, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid, Miss Myrtle Wales, cousin of the bride, was dressed in pale pink satin with georgette and wore a black hat with trimmings in suite. Little Joyce Mote, niece of the bride, carried a pretty basket of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. She wore a dress of white organdie over a slip of shrimp. Mr. Cyril I'Anson acted as best man. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome handbag, and the bridesmaid gift a gold bangle, and to the basket-bearer, a gold bangle. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links.

After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the Epworth Hall. The bride's mother received the guests in a dress of black trianon soie and georgette with bead trimmings. She wore a hat of black and gold and carried a bouquet of dark red carnations. Mrs. I'Anson (mother of bridegroom) wore black cashmere de soie relieved with grey and beaded, black hat and bouquet of scarlet carnations. The bride is travelling in a dress of saxe blue morocain with oriental trimming with gray and saxe hat to match. The honeymoon is to be spent in Sydney and Tasmania. Their future home will be at Iandra.
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The marriage of Emma, second eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Loiterton, of Jindalee, with George Robert, second son of the late Mr. Thomas Ceeney, of Cullinga, was solemnised in Christ Church, Callinga, on the 15th instant, by the Ven. Archdeacon Simpson. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in cream voile trimmed with white silk and lace, and wore the customary wreath and veil. She also carried a bouquet of white ???? dahlias, roses, carnations and maiden hair fern with streamers of white chiffon, and wore a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. There were three bride maids, Miss Eliza Loiterton, sister of the bride, and the two Misses Webb. Miss E. Loiterton wore blue silk muslin trimmed with cream lace and insertion, cream hat trimmed with pink roses and blue chiffon, and wearing a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. The two Misses Webb each wore navy blue voile trimmed with cream lace and insertion to match, burnt straw hats trimmed with pale blue ribbon and each wore a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. A. S. Tilde , step brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man.

The reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents where the wedding was served to about 40 guests. The Ven. Archdeacon Simpson was Chairman and he proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, the bridegroom, responding in the usual manner.

The presents were as follows :
Bride to bridegroom, silver mounted shaving outfit
Bridegroom to bride, gold brooch
Bridegroom to bridesmaids, gold brooches
Bridegroom to best man, gold sleeve links
Father of bride, cheque
Mother of bridegroom, half dozen cups and saucers and milk jug
Miss E. Loiterton (sister of bride), silver butter dish
Mr. Syd. Loiterton (brother of bride) silver dinner cruet .
Mr. Stephen Loiterton (brother of bride) silver egg cruet
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tilden, pair vases
Mr. S. Tilden, half dozan cups and saucers and ruby sugar basin
Mr. A. Tilden, pair bu ter dishes
Mr. F. Tilden, pair vases
Misses A. and E. Tilden, box of fancy work
Mr. and Mrs. B. Boxsell, half dozen tea cups and saucers and sugar basin
Master L. A. A. Boxsell, breakfast cruet
Mr. C. Loiterton, (grandfather of bride), cheque -
Mra. C. Loiterton, (grandmother of bride), friutstand, quarter dozon wine glasses, and pin tray
Mrs. Manning, silver tray and pair vases
Mrs. J. Manning, cake stand
Miss Maud Manning, pair silver mounted salt cellars
Miss Clara Manning, pair vases
Miss Elsie Manning, daisy worked pin cushion
Mr. and Mrs. J. Loiterton, half a dozen knives and forks
Miss Nell Loiterton, huckerback cushion
Misses. E and I. Loiterton, pair jam dishes
Mr. and Mrs. R. Mutch, salad bowl
Mr. and Mrs. T. Mutch, pair butter dishes and sugar basin
A. and R. Crandfield, silver mounted honey jar.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Armstrong, pair vauses
Mr. and Mrs. J. Meale, daisy mat and sugar basin
Miss M. Meale, ruby butter dish
Mrs. F. Quinlan, silver mouted biscuit barrel
Mr. F. Quinlan, shaving mug and brush
Miss T. Quinlan, silver mounted vause
Mr. H. Venables, sugar basin cream jug and dish
Mr. and Mrs. W. Muller, pair silver candle sticks
Mr. W. Boxsell, cheque
Mr. E. Boxsell, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. O. Webb, pair large pictures in frame
Miss Mary Webb, pair salt cellars
Miss Ollie Webb, honey jar
Mr. and Mrs. B. Noble, afternoon tea set
Mr. Joseph Faulks, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. Chalker, bedroom lamp
Miss M. Chalker, daisy worked pin cushion
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kemp, sugar basin
Mr R. Forsyth, cheque
Mr. and Mrs. Costigan, silver stud box and silver candle sticks.
Mr. Burgess, half dozen silver teaspoons
Mrs, Gravolin, half dozen cups and saucers
Miss E. Barker, pair large vases
Mr. W. Tuohey, large house lamp
Miss I. Poundsberry, table centre and pair cut glass cellars
Mr. Poundsberry, silver flour stand
Miss I. Crisp, pair vases
Mr. E. Crisp, silver tray, water jug and glasses
Mr. A. Crisp, pickle jar

The happy couple left to spend their honey moon at Wyalong. The bride's travelling dress was navy blue voile trimmed with blue silk and wore a hat to match.

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A very pretty wedding took place in the Anglican Church, Wallendbeen, last Wednesday, when Ivy, youngest daughter of Mrs. Loiterton, 'Chelsea,' Wallendbeen, was united to Edwin Laurence Mayne, eldest son of Mrs. Mayne, of Mosman. Rev. D. Sherris officiated.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her brother, Mr. F. Loiterton, looked very pretty in an ivory georgette frock, with silver trim mings. She was attended by Miss E. Allbutt, who wore a very pretty frock of pale pink georgette, with hat to match.

Mr. Ken Loiterton, brother of the bride, was best man. The happy couple left by train for Sydney and the South Coast, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride travelled in a fawn jumper suit, with hat to match. Their future home is to be in Sydney.
Family F577



A wedding of great interest to country people, both here and at Corowa and Albury took place in the Greenethorpe Methodist Church on Saturday, April 8 when Daphne, eld est daughter of Mr and Mrs T. A. Watt of 'Glenview' Greenethorpe was married to Mr Harold Mitchell, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs T. P. Mitchell of 'Hugleside' Balldale.

The bride is particularly well known, being a member of the Southwell family whose centenary celebrations were held at Canberra recently.

Great bowls of dahlias, and Easter daisies, and a most unusual festoon of marigolds made one of the most beautiful displays of flowers ever seen in the church.

Preceded by her small cousin, Sylvia Watt, who wore a dainty frock of pale green chiffon flounced with pink and carrying a gold basket of pink gladioli Miss Watt entered the church on the arm of her father.

The bride made a beautiful picture as she walked down the aisle. Her train gown was of white angel skin lace over satin, and she carried a bouquet of white gladioli and tuberoses while her long cut tulle veil was held in place by a cluster of gardenias.

Misses Sadie and Hilda Watt and Miss Rhosa Southwell, sisters and cousin of the bride respectively, were her maids of honour and they wore perfectly cut gowns of a delightful shade of salmon pink. The circular swing skirts were flounced with match ing lace as also were the bodices and short, slightly puffed sleeves. They carried shower bouquets of talisman roses and their tulle head dresses were held in place by a top knot of roses to mjatch their bouquets.

The gentlemen attendants to the groom were Mr. Victor Wilson (best man); and Messrs. Jim Brissenden and Nevin Watt (groomsmen.

The ushers were Mr. Rex Smith, Mr Hugh McColl and Mr Viv Morgan.

Mr. Ron Diprose drove the bridal car.

Just before the bride entered the church Miss Joyce Mote sang 'When Song is Sweet' and in the course of the service the choir rendered 'O Perfect Love.' Miss Esmide Smith sang 'All Joy Be Thine' during the signing of the register.

After the ceremony the 150 guests were received at the Soldiers' Memorial Hall by Mrs Allan Watt and Mrs T. F Mitchell. The former wore a navy frock with insertions of gold, navy accessories and a posy of autumn tinted roses Mrs Mitchell chose an ensemble of black, relieved with floral trimmings and a posy of pink and cream, roses.

The breakfast, which was catered for by the Ladies' Church Aid was beautifully served and during a most enjoyable repast the following toasts were honoured:
The King, proposed by (Rev. Fleming; The Bride and Groom also by Mr. Fleming and this was respond ed to by the groom in a most capable manner; The Bridesmaids, proposed by Mr Harold Mitchell and responded to by Mr. Victor Wilson; Parents of the Bride, by Mr J. R. Dawe and res ponded to by Mr T. A. Watt; Parents of the Groom by Mr A. C. Southwell (Balldale) and responded to by Mr Chapman (a son in law) .

A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr Stocks, of New castle.

The toasts were interspersed with items. They comprised a recitation by Miss J. Adams; songs by Miss Bryer and Mr. S. Starr; and a quartette by Mr and Mrs F. Gray and Mr and Mrs A. I'Anson

Mrs. Mitchell's travelling frock was of a delightful shade of teal blue with which she wore grape wine accessories. The shoulder line was squared and the bodice to which was pinned a single rose and had sunray pleating radiating from the waistline.

Aflter many expressions of good wishes, Mr and Mrs Mitchell left by car for their honeymoon which is to be spent motoring.
Mote, Joyce (I24)



A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon last, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Thomas Mote, of Yass, and Miss Mabel Beryl Wales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Marengo Street, Young, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. W. Weston. The bride, was prettily dressed in brocaded crepe-de-chine, with an overdress of ninon, trimmed with shadow lace and pearls, with customary wreath and veil, and also carried a bouquet of white sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern, gift of bridegroom, entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. She was attended by Miss Alice Mote (sister of the bridegroom) who was attired in a white crepe de chine dress over a shell pink slip; and Miss Hilda Wales (sister of the bride) who was dressed in a white crepe de chine. Both bridesmaids carried bouquets of pink sweet peas, carnations and asparagus fern (gifts of bride- groom). Mr. Walter Mote (brother of bridegroom) acted as best man, and Mr. Delaney (brother-in-law of bride- groom) was groomsman. The bride- groom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaids, a gold bangle to each. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a silver shaving outfit. After the ceremony the wedding party adjourned to Mrs. Fisher's refreshment rooms, where the wedding breakfast was served. The Rev. Mr. Weston occupied the chair and the usual toasts were honored. The happy couple left by the 7.20 train for Sydney where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling dress was a saxe blue crepe de chine, relieved with shadow lace, hat to match. The future home of the young couple will be at Yass. The presents were numerous and costly.
Family F2



At Cootamundra on June 2 Mr. S. A. Pinkstone, of Wagga, was married to Linda, eldest daughter of Mr. Stephen Sheather, of Cootamundra. Rev. Norman Gardner officiated, and Miss Chamen played the Wedding March. The church had been decor ated by girl friends of the bride. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a tailored costume of creme gabardine, with hat of creme panne velvet and tulle. Her Angora furs and posy of hyacinths and maiden hair fern were the gifts of the bride groom. The bridesmaid, Miss Floss Sheather, wore a frock of saxe blue crepe de chene with trimmings of steel beads, and black panne velvet hat. She carried a posy of pink carnations aud fern, which, with a wristlet watch, was the bridegroom's gift. Mr. G. C. Pinkstone was best man. Afternoon tea was held in the Town Hall, which had been decorated with flowers and bunting, and the flag of the 55th Battalion, to which the bridegroom, as a captain, was attached in France. The honeymoon is being spent in Katoomba. The bride was dressed in a saxe blue costume, with black hat relieved with gold tissue. The presents included an oak and silver salad bowl, the gift of the Wagga branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia.
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A pre-war romance, followed by an engagement during the return of the soldier on furlough, was happily consummated by marriage at Christ Church, Cootamundra, on Wednesday afternoon.

'A quiet wedding,' they said it was to be, yet so many Cootamundraites were interested in the young couple, both natives of the place, that the church was well filled by spectators and well wishers.

The parties to the life-long contract were Captain Sid Pinkstone, of the 'Daily Express,' Wagga, fourth son of Mr. F. Pinkstone, Cootamundra, retired veteran journalist, and Miss L. Sheather, eldest daughter of Mr. S. Sheather, of Cootamundra.

The wedding bell was a pretty feature of the decorations, with the intials of the contracting parties on each side of the arch.

Rev. Norman Gardner, rector, officiated.

The pretty bride wore a cream gabardine tailored costume, with white angora furs (the gift of the bridegroom), white panne velvet hat, and posey of white hyacinths and maiden hair fern.

The bridesmaid (sister of the bride) was attired in saxe blue crepe de chene, with trimmings of black velvet and steel beads, black velvet hat, and a posey of' pink carnations and ferns, and wore a gold wristlet watch, the bridegroom 's gift.

Corporal George Pinkstone was best man.

Breakfast was afterwards partaken at the Town Hall, where among the decorations was the flag of the bridegroom's old battalion, the 55th, kindly lent by Miss McConaghy, sistor of the lamented Colonel of the regiment.

Mrs Drew entered.

A song was nicely rendered by Miss Florrie Mutch.

A number of friends assembled to see the couple off by the Temora mail in the evening, including some Wagga soldier friends who had motored over for the auspicious occasion.

The bride 's travelling costume was of saxe blue gabardine with oriental hand embroidery, and a black velvet hat relieved with blue and gold tissue.

Among the presents received was a handsome oak and silver salad bowl from the officers and men of the Wagga branch of the Returned Sailors and Sol diers' Imperial league.
Family F4195



A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Saturday, March 20 when Doris, daughter of Mrs and the late Mr Aspland, of Hopetoun street, Camperdown, became the wife of Arthur, son of Mr G. and the late Mrs Woodmason, of Melksham Park, Camperdown. Rev Percy Parnaby was the officiating minister.

The bride wore a beautiful frock of white georgette, falling from silver lace yoke, with silver lace around the skirt and an over frock of scolloped georgette, caught at the sides with pearls and orange blossom. She car- ried a bouquet of white dahlias, roses and fern, white ribbon streamers. She was given away by her brother, Mr Percy Aspland.

Miss Lynda Oakley, a niece of the bride, attended her and was frocked in powder-blue georgette trimmed with silver lace. She carried a beautiful shower bouquet of pale pink dahlias and fern with streamers of pink, Mr. Harold Woodmason, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The reception was held at the Oddfellows' Hall. Mrs Aspland. mother of bride, and Mrs Ellis, sister of bride numbered about fifty. The usual toasts were honored, and the happy couple left by the evening train enroute for Phillip Island, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride travelled in a cinnamon embroidered marocain and rep ensemble suit, trimmed with fur, felt hat to match and fox fur.

Many beautiful and valuable presents were received by the young couple, who will make their future home in Kooyong.
Family F98


(YESTERDAY.) Before his Honor, Judge Moffatt.

Loiterton .v. Loiterton

In the matter of determination between Oriel Gwendoline Cecelia Mary Loiterton and Mary Anne Loiterton.

The claim was for ?900 compensation, arising out of the death, by electrocution, of William Loiterton, husband of the applicant, and son of the respondent. Mr. Levine, of Sydney instructed by Mr. Gilbert), appeared for the applicant, and Mr. Kinsey (of Kinsey and Callan, Cootamundra), appeared for the respondent.

At the conclusion of our report in yesterday's issue the applicant was still in the witness box. The evidence continued:
His Honor: 'What did you call her?
Witness: 'Mother.' I just asked for Bill's wages. His mother said that no arrangements for Bill to work there had been made. I told her that she told my husband that she was going to pay him 12/- a day. I could not get any satisfaction from her. Her at titude all through has been that she made no arrangements to employ and pay my husband.
His Honor: It is a pity some settlement could not be arranged.
Mr. Kinsey: We have no suggestions in that regard.
Witness: My husband told me my mother always paid him, even for chopping the wood. My husband was very fond of his mother, but he even charged her for that. Sometimes he would only cut a few sticks.
His Honor: He would not charge for that, surely?
Witness: Yes.
By Mr. Kinsey: He was paid for everything he did, whether the job lasted five minutes or ten days. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Loiterton was not carrying on any trade or business. My mother and I went to see Mr. Maxwell, and went into the whole matter. It was discussed at length. He gave me advice. As my solicitor, he wrote Mrs Loiterton. The letter asked if Mrs. Loiterton was prepared to give me any material as sistance, towards the maintenance of my children. There was no mention of a claim.
His Honor: . It could have been just a friendly appeal.
Witness: Mr. Maxwell told me that he did get a reply to his letter.
By Mr. Kinsey: I did not see the copy of the letter you produce. It was after I saw Mr. Maxwell that I wrote to the Conciliation and Information Bureau of the Workers' Compensation Commission. On my behalf, they wrote to Mrs. Loiterton, and I heard from that department the reply that was made. Ultimately, I got Mr. Gilbert to act for me, and it was in April, 1939, that I instituted proceedings through Mr. Gilbert. I did not ask Mr. Maxwell to do anything, but make arrangements with the Commission, who told me they could not get enough evidence. I first saw Mr. Gilbert about December. That would be about three months after I heard from the Commission. I do not know the reason for the delay from December to April in the lodging of a claim. I did not write to Mr. Gilbert, asking the reasons for the delay. I was not present at Mrs. Loiterton's place when there was some talk of painting the house. I do not know anything about my husband arranging to return to Mr. Dixon's to do some crutching. The only time I have been to I see my mother-in-law since my, husband died was when I went to ask for my husband's wages.
His Honor: There would be naturally bad feeling from the time Mrs. Loiterton received the solicitor's letter. At this stage the court was adjourned until 2 o'clock.

Witness, continuing under cross- examination: I do not want to correct my statement that my husband had painted the house two years before the accident.
Mr. Levine said that he admitted that Mr. Kinsey had replied to Mr. Maxwell, and that the latter had received the letter.
Witness continued: I did get a let- ter from Mr. Maxwell, saying that he did not receive a reply to his letter to the respondent's solicitors. I did not receive a letter from Mr. Maxwell stating that Mrs. Loiterton denied liability, or that, owing to her position, could not give any financial assistance at the time being, and any that she might give later would be purely voluntary. Mr. Maxwell did not tell me that he had heard that my husband was not employed by Mrs. Loiterton. Long before he left Mr. Dixon's, he promise his mother to do the painting work.
To Mr. Levine: After my husband's death my mother-in-law did not call to see me. I did not receive any messages of sympathy from her. His shearing work did not take up the whole of the year. For the rest of the year he was an odd-job man. As compared with the rest of the family, my husband's financial position was much worse than the rest of the family. At the time of his death we were in debt. I say again that my husband was paid for every bit of work my husband did for his mother.

Elsie May Dacey, mother of the applicant, deposed: I live near respondent's home, and pass it every morning on the way for my mail. The day after the funeral I called at Mrs. Loiterton's back door with my daughter, to ask for deceased's tools. Mrs. Loiterton, sen., said that the tools were up at the shed, and Mr. Fred. Loiterton would give them to my daughter.
By Mr. Kinsey: I have never seen any other members of the family doing anything about the place except cutting wood. I would say they were good workers. Deceased painted the house twice before his death. I did not go to the house, with my daughter, leaving her at the gate. I did not ask Mrs. Loiterton for 2/6. I was collectlng for supper for a dance, and Mrs. Loiterton's daughter, Mrs. Wayne, gave me 2/6, outside the house, towards the supper. I went with my daughter to see Mr. Maxwell, and told him all the facts I knew about the case. I think my daughter did her own correspondence with the Commission.
Applicant recalled: During the last period when my husband was working for my mother, he would leave for work at 7 o'clock each morning. He returned at 12.30 for lunch, staying for about half an hour. He would return about 5 o'clock each evening.
By Mr. Kinsey: Did you watch your husband working all the time.
Witness: No, how could I? This concluded the case for the applicant.
Mr. Kinsey: I submit there is no case to answer.
His Honor: I never non-suit in these cases.

Respondent deposed: I am a widow, residing in Gray street, Wallendbeen, and the mother of William Thomas Loiterton, who was killed at my home on June 8, 1938. My son came to see me every time he got a chance. Two other single boys lived at the house with me. They did odd jobs around the house for me. They were often away. They would cut the hedges, cut the wood, do the gardening, etc. My son Sid often came to see me. He did some odd painting for me. None of the other boys ever did a job as big as painting the house. It would take a week to paint the house. One Sunday morning my son said he would, come and paint the house in his spare time. He said he was waiting for Mr. Dixon to ring him to go back and crutch some sheep. He said he would do some work at my place, so he could answer my 'phone when Mr. Dixon rang. He walked round the house with me, and pointed out things that wanted doing. He said that if I got the paints ready he would come in and do the work in his spare time. I did not pay him for any of his work. He was a good worker, and he was always wanting to do something for me. My son first mentioned the painting work. He said, "Mum, if you get the paint, I will do the house in my spare time. I gave no instructions to my son about how he would do the work, or when he was to start. It would be about a week after the talk that he came to the house, and started working on the fence and the hedge. I was not prepared to spend money on having the house painted. He did not ask for any payment during the job. My boys would not have taken any payment if I had offered it to them. I did not pay him for any of the odd jobs he did from time to time. He never, asked for any payment. Mrs. Dacey came to my back door and Mrs Will Loiterton stopped up at the back gate. This was the day after the funeral. I said that I had never agreed to pay any wages to my son. It would be six or seven years before my son's death that the house was painted previously. My daughter- in-law did not mention any rate of wages to me. Nothing, like that was ever said.
By Mr. Levine: My son always seemed to have enough money to carry on with when he was not working. He would be as well off as my other sons. His widow's position now is not too bad. The four children are looked after allright. I have not been to see my daughter-in-law since the accident. I used to go and see her before the accident. I did not say, to my son,'"I like the color of Mr. Dixon's place. Will your paint my house the same?'" My daughter, Mrs Wayne, works at the store. I cannot remember any trouble about getting the paint. I did not know that my son Ken had deceased insured. Deceased worked for him at harvesting time. I did not know about Sid's wife calling to, see Mrs. Loiterton. I know nothing about the family having a conference, or Mrs. Sid Loiterton telling deceased's wife to keep quiet about the accident. I cannot remember when I first saw my solicitor. I do not remember any suggestion of making a claim for insurance through my son Ken. I cannot remember getting a letter from Mr. Maxwell. I have never seen the compensation claim form produced. I do not know how much my daughter-in-law is claiming in this court today. I do not read much. I am nearly 73 years of age. Mrs. Mayne does all my mail. I have never employed anyone in my life. Mrs. Wayne has not employed anyone for me. I did not know that my son was going to erect a fence.
To Mr. Kinsey: In connection with this legal business now before the court, I have left the handling of the matter to the members of my family.
Mrs. Ivy Mayne gave corroborative evidence.
By Mr. Levine: To my knowledge my mother did not pay anyone for any work around the place. Mr. Dyde, a carrier, was paid for carting some posts. My brothers have a small truck, but they were away working at that time. William started work on the Friday, and was electrocuted on the Wednesday. I was there all the time when my brother William had a conversation with my mother. I did not discuss this case at the lunch hour. When I received the first letter from Mr. Maxwell I took the letter to Mr. Kinsey. Those at home discussed the matter. I do not know anything about Ken insuring William, or Mrs. Sid going to see Mrs. Loiterton. There was no attempt to keep the accident quiet. The matter of compensation was not discussed. There was a mis take in the paint for the house. Wil liam had been talking about the color he had used on Mr. Dixon's house. When I ordered the paint I made a mistake with the color card, and got a color which was a shade darker. The house did need painting. William was waiting to go back to Mr. Dixon's, and he said he had told Mr. Dixon to ring our home. Until a fortnight before the accident I was on friendly terms with the applicant. I know her four children very well. I have never heard a fee of 12/- a day mentioned.
Sidney Loiterton deposed: Just a little time before his death, deceased (my brother) came to me to borrow a wedge. He said he was going to do a little job for his mother while he was waiting to go back to Mr. Dixton's.
By Mr. Levine: Bill worked with me for Ken. I would be insured with Ken. I could not say if my wife went to see Bill's wife on the night of his death. I did not hear any mention of insurance that Ken had taken out. I am not friendly, with the widow. I finished the painting after Bill's death. It took me two or three weeks to finish the job.
By Mr. Kinsey: I was not working for that time continuously. I did the work in my slack time.
To his Honor: Going straight at it, I could have done, the work in 6 or 8 days.

This concluded the case for the respondent.

After summing up his Honor said he did not think it was a case in which he could make an award. It was unfortunate that the widow had been left with four children. It probably would not be too late for a settlement. All the people in the case seemed to be decent people. It was his opinion that deceased was doing the work voluntarily. For the sake of the children, his Honor suggested that the people concerned should come together.

His Honor then formally found in favor of the respondent. No award was made as to costs.
Loiterton, William Thomas (I1100)


Copy Of Log of the barque Adario, from San Francisco towards Sydney, October, 1850.

Saturday, 19.-Fresh breezes and fine weather. At 9:30 a.m., saw the land S.S.W. nine or ten leagues.

Ends with same weather, steering west along the land ; distance off shore about two miles.

Sunday, 20.-Fresh breezes and fine weather. At 9.30 p.m., hauled into a bay for the purpose of anchoring, stood in about one mile, but finding deep water, tacked and stood to seaward. About 1.30 p.m. In working out of the bay, the vessel missed stays, filled on her and tacked by hauling down the jib and flying - jib, as the wind had fallen light, just as the mainyard was hauled a flaw off the high land took the after yards aback, giving her stern way, the larboard anchor was immediately let go, as a hand was already by the stop- per, and by the time the anchor held, it being deep water, the vessel struck abaft, and almost immediately carried away the rudder and stern post. The second anchor was let go to assist in keeping her end on, as the wind had again freshened from seaward. Cleared away the boats, jolly-boat filled alongside and drove on shore with one seaman in her, who got landed upon the rocks and to whom the end of the lead line was thrown, afterwards a stout rope made fast to a tree by which some of the people got on shore. Cut away tho mizen-mast for the better con- veyance of passengers on shore, as the sea was rising fast. Three natives swam on shore to us from a whale boat that had come down the bay to tender as- sistance ; the natives gave us to understand they were "plenty missionaries," and would not steal; two Europeans who came along the rocks affirmed to the same effect that every thing would be perfectly safe. In consequence of this, as all hands were busy in getting on shore what they could, I arranged with the native chief, through the medium of an interpreter, one of the afore mentioned Europeans, known as "Portegue Johnny," to place the chief Sang-a-poo-lo-a-tilla in charge of all the things brought on shore; he, the chief, at the same time informing us that he would be responsible for the whole ; and that the natives who were by this time numerous, should be paid for their service in proportion to the property saved by them. During this time the masts were cut away to still the vessel, as she was filling and breaking up fast, the sea increasing. Engaged with Bill the other European, owner of the whale boat, to proceed to tho consul's at Apia, distant about twenty miles. Having left charge with the chief officer, and the native chief, with Portegue Johnny as interpreter ; about 5 P M. started in the whale boat with wife and child, Mr. Nokes, owner, four of the crew, and one paasenger ; about 9 30 P.M., arrived at the residence of Mr. Pritchard, H.B.M. Consul, and acquainted him of our misfortune, who immediately set about making preparation to return with us to the wreck. About 2 A.M., started with two boats, the Consul and Captain Turnbull ; noon, arrived at Fay-a-loo Bay, observed the vessel completely broken up. Soon after landing the Consul held a consultation with the native chief res- pecting the proporty saved from the wreck, and now held in possession by the natives, together with the sails that had been cut from the yards and distributed amongst them all in strips, except some of the small sails. Shortly after midnight, the Consul returned to his residence for the purpose of procuring more boats to convy the passengers and remainder of the crew. At daylight I proceeded to the wreck in company with Captain Turnbull, who had been left to act during the absence of tho Consul, about noon arrived, and found every thing had been removed that could possibly be carried away by the natives, some, however, were still diving for such things as they could pick up, although the surf was very heavy. The longboat, which we had chiefly gone to look after, was landed above the reach of the surf, and slightly damaged, but in the evening, after we left, the natives broke her so much as to be almost past repairing.

The following morning the Consul returned with four boats, but some conversation with the two chiefs, and some of the natives, as to givng up things retained by them, a portion of which was to be allotted them as salvage. In the afternoon the natives brought forward about four or five dozen shirts, with a few other articles of little value: these being too small a portion, to accept as the whole, the meeting broke up, the Consul giving them to understand that he should expect everything produced, and should let the matter rest for the pre- sent. In the evening the boats started, taking all hands, and about 1 a.m.,arrived at Apia, where the whole were distributed in different lots, and for whom the best possible provision was made. Every exertion had been made by the Consul for the relief of all, as it was found very difficult to procure food from the natives in Fagaloa Bay. the place of wreck. In a fortnight we paid a visit to this settlement, having received a mes- sage from one of the chiefs that all the things would be given up: but on our arrival we found them equally reluctant to part with their plunder; however, after a few long arguments, a portion of their clothes were produced, and were to be taken as the whole, and no more will be said about it. To this the Consul objected, although he was anxious to obtain the things, he could only accept this little lot upon the ground of tho destitute state of the shipwrecked people under his charge ; but that upon the arrival of the first man-of-war he should call upon them for redress. To this many murmurs were made, and a very good argu- ment advanced, namely, that there were some men (natives) upon the adjoining island (Tavi) who had some time ago killed some white men ; they had often been spoken to abont the man-of-war, but they had never seen her yet ; that another native, who had also killed white men, he was also threatened with the man of war, but finally died without seeing one. From this it will be seen that the authority of the British Consul is not a great deal, and the dread of a man-of-war less.

Before closing this little account, it will, perhaps, not be out of place to mention that the aforesaid " Portuguese Johnny" was found to be a notorious villain being no other than one of the runaway convicts in the brig Wellington, which it will be remembered was taken by the prisoners at sea many years ago ; since then, most of his time has been spent at Upola, where he has carried on a series of depredations too numerous to mention. Different parties have tried to capture him, but without success. Many charges are now against him, and the Consul proposes sending him to Sydney by the first man-of-war; but the proposal might very easily have been carried into effect by sending him up in the Narwhal, and by so doing a considerable deal of money and property that has fallen into his hands, with much more in possession of the natives, would have been given up.

Banks, Silas (I23002)

YASS, Friday.

Jeremiah Crossley, aged 73 years, a very old and much respected resident of this district, committed suicide at his residence, Wargeila, this morning, by shooting himself. He had been suffering for some time past from acute rheumatism, and during a severe attack of pain he committed the rash act. Great sympathy is expressed for his widow and family. 
Crossley, Jeremiah (I20)



At the inquest on the flire to-day the verdict was "That the stables of the premises of Mr. Mote, the burning of which was the subject of the inquiry, were burnt down on the morning of the 5th, but there was no evidence to show how the fire originated. The jury complimented constable Whealy for his prompt action in the matter.
Mote, James Frederick (I18)

Yass. --- A warrant has been issued by the Yass Bench for the arrest of Frederick Arthur Mote, charged with disobeying a magisterial order for the support of his child ( 15 13s. 4d due). He is 30 years of age, 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, stout build, dark hair, heavy sandy moustache, or may be clean shaved, small grey eyes; dressed in dark clothes and soft-felt hat; a drover.
Mote, Frederick Arthur (I17)

Youthful Burglars.

When Mr. Les. Aspland went to his business place on Monday morning he found the back door open, and things a bit topsy turvy, but a look over his stock revealed nothing amiss. A few shillings were gone from a cash box. The back window was broken, but the hole was only big enough to let a very small person through. The police took the matter up, and we under stand that two boys are to be dealt with.
Aspland, Leslie James (I75)

Methodist Young People's Club.

Thirty members were present at the gentlemen's evening on Tuesday night. In the absence of Rev. Chapman the vice-president, Mr. Alf I'Anson, took the chair.

After a business meeting the gentlemen entertained the ladies, and those who contributed to the programme were: Mr. Hughie McColl, solo; Mr. Bob McColl, reading; Messrs. Frank Gray and Selby Pereira, duet: Mr. I'Anson: solo:

Messrs. H. McColl and A. I'Anson, duet; Messrs. Hilton Chapple and Ross Smith, mouth organ duet. After the programme all took part in a competition which had been prepared by Mr. Ron Smith and won by Mr. and Mrs. Ron Diproso. After the musical portion of the programme had been completed Mr. I'Anson welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Mote as visitors to the club and thanked Mr. Mote for coming out from Young on such a bad night to help in the programme. Mr. Mote kept all present very interested for over half an hour in the many films he showed. Many were in technicolor, including scenes of the Blue Mountains and Sydney.

Mr. Ron Diprose proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Mote, and Mr. Bob McColl seconded it. After a very tasty supper, which was served by the gentlemen. Miss Bryer, on behalf of the ladies, proposed a vote of thanks to the gentlemen, Mr. I'Anson responding. The next meeting is to be a talk by Miss Richardson. 
Family F1
On the 25th of June, by special license, at Ebenezer Chapel, by the Rev. S. Humphreys, Henry, second son of Mr. Thomas Bateup, to Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Thomas Higgins, of Woolloomooloo-street, both natives of the colony.  
Family F9888
'About People'
Bruce Williams, well known former local man, died suddenly at his home in Tuross Head last Sunday. A Grandson of the founder of T Williams & Co., he worked in the business until his retirement 15 years ago. Mr Williams is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Robert and Graeme and daughter Wendy 
Williams, Bruce Gladstone (I5361)
(To the Editor)

Sir: Old Diggers will note with pride the promotion to Lieut.-Col. of Major Reg Holmes. A meteoric rise, but well and truly earned, as there is no keener man in the A.I.F. than this Cootamundra native. The district should be very proud of this brilliant young officer. I know his old instructor, W/O Ponting, will be. Thank goodness for men of the Reg Holmes type, who are so worthily carrying on the old Anzac traditions. Yours etc.,

Sid Clifford 
Holmes, Reginald Lloyd (I276)
100th Birthday
Friends and relations gathered at the RSL Rooms, Grenfell on Sunday 13 June 1976, to celebrate with Mrs. Eliza Ann Perceval the occasion of her 100th Birthday.

Eliza Perceval was born at Pridmans Creek, Rye Park, the daughter of Walter and Ann Martin.

On April 16th, 1896 she married William Perceval at the Methodist Church, Rye Park and there were eleven children of the marriage.

The seven surviving children are, Mrs. May Murray (Grenfell), Victor (Charlie of Grenfell), Lindsey (Grenfell), Cecil (Mustard of Sydney), Mrs. Annie Frampton (Grenfell), Mrs. C Horne (Jean of Grenfell) and Mary (Grenfell).

Her husband passed away in 1953.

The family remained at Rye Park until 1907 when they moved to Grenfell, firstly to Alexandria Street and then to the residence in Palmer Street where she has resided for the past sixty years.

One of six children, she in her early years helped in the running of the family home, her mother passing away when Eliza was nine years of age - Baking bread at the age of nine was indicative of the pioneering spirit of that era.

In later years when she had married, the trip to Rye Park township for the weekly food supplies involved a walk of thirteen miles - A stay overnight at her mother-in-law's home and then the long walk home the next day.

Perhaps the most vivid memory retained by Eliza is of the large bushfire which started near Young and swept through to the South Coast.

As the fire approached she took her children to the potato paddock near the creek and covered them with wet blankets. She had carried with her some possessions, among them a Singer Sewing Machine, bought at the Crookwell Show in 1897.

This machine is still in working condition and in her possession.

The bark roof of their home caught alight on one corner and her husband chopped through the verandah posts to let the roof down and save the house.

Of true pioneering stock, Eliza tried her hand at all outdoor activities and helped in the building of slip-rail fences, driving of stock, lopping tries for cattle feed, carting water in buckets. The hard times are remembered and the potato paddock provided the family meal on many occasions when meat was not available.

Also the good times are recalled with a happy family life with parties and picnics and lots of fishing.

The gathering at the RSL Rooms took the form of a luncheon chaired by Mr F Walter (Grenfell) with the town and shire residents being represented by Mr W Black, Weddin Shire President.

Mrs. Perceval was the recipient of an orchid shoulder spray and many gifts.

Beautiful floral arrangements were received and appreciated by her from various people and organisations.

Telegrams were received from as far afield as London, from Buckingham Palace, H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth conveyed her best wishes. Others were from Sir John Kerr and Lady Kerr Govenor General of Australia. Governor Sir Roden and Lady Cutler of New South Wales. Mr. Malcolm Fraser and wife, Prime Minister of Australia. Mr. Neville Wran, Premier of New South Wales. Mr. D Anthony, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. Mr. Stephen Lusher, Member for Hume. Mr George Freudenstein, Member for Young.

Many telegrams and cards from various friends were received.

The Birthday Cake made by Mrs. Anne Frampton (daughter) and iced by Mrs. K Nealor was cut to chorus of voices. "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow".

We all congratulate Grenfell's Grand Lady. 
Martin, Eliza Ann (I16338)
An Eightieth Birthday
Last Saturday was the eightieth birthday of Mrs E C Sheather (relict of the late Mr Benjamin Sheather) who has been a resident of the Manning River District for the whole of her useful life.

A very happy gathering assembled at "Lallawoon", 52 Flett Street, Taree (where Mrs Sheather resides with her youngest son and daughter), to mark the auspicious occasion. Seven of her sons and daughters were present, together with about 40 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Families of the honoured octogenerian from as far away as Melbourne, Wollongong, Sydney and Macksville were represented and numerous loving messages were received from many parts of the State. A beautiful floral bouquet was made and presented to her mother by Mrs W Burns of Sydney. The birthday gifts were varied and numerous, including an armchair which was presented on behalf of the donors by her eldest daughter (Mrs J Lambert, of Taree). A poem, specially written by one of the visitors and expressive of the beautiful life of the guest was read to the gathering by Mrs S R Sheather (Wootton). A beautiful two-decker cake was made and presented by Mrs G Unicomb (Taree). This contained 80 candles, all of which were duly lit and the extinguished by the beloved guest of the evening. She then, with steady hand, cut the cake amidst cheers.

Felicitous speaches were cotributed by both sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters and one great grandson.

A program of games, competitions and other forms of entertainment was most pleasurably carried out in a nicely decorated room of 28 feet length specially arranged for the occasion. All present were delighted to acknowledge the affectionate and beautiful life of their mother, gradmother and great grandmother, and united to congratulate her upon the possession of all her faculties and the enjoyment by her of such wonderful health.

Mrs Sheather Snr recalls her early experiences in this district, when all was densely covered scrub and the roads were merely bush tracks, while the most familiar form of transport was the primitive spring cart and bullock waggon.

Most of the members of her families are now settled in this district and her direct descendants number 84.

A unique and thankful assemblage sat down to a splendid supper and the joyous proceedings concluded with the singing of the Doxology and the National Anthem 
Minett, Eliza Charlotte (I14841)
As briefly mentioned in the last issue, the death occurred occurred on Thursday night of Mrs Rhoda Lambert, at the home of her daughter Mrs W Berry, of Flett Street, Taree. Mrs Lambert became ill three weeks ago following her return to Taree after a holiday in Helensburgh and Maitland.

The late Mrs Lambert was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Benjamin Sheather and was born at Lansdowne and was 71 years of age. She lived at Lansdowne until she was married to Mr John A Lambert 53 years ago. For the first 15 years of her married life Mrs Lambert lived at Jones Island, and later for eight years at Hannam Vale. Then a further period was spent at Jones Island followed by three years at Taree Estate. On relinquishing farming activities 20 years ago, the family came to Taree to reside. Since the death of her husband over six years ago, Mrs Lambert has lived with members of her family. Deceased who was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends had a kindly disposition and was ever ready to assist others. Her main interests in life centered in her home but she was an active member of the Methodist Church and a prominent member of the Ladies Church Aid for many years. Mrs Lambert is survived by the following family: Messrs Harvey, Lester and Benjamin (all of Taree), Jack (Sydney), Veta, Mrs R J Sanderson (Helensberg), Melvie, Mrs W Berry (Taree) and Lorna, Mrs R Wilkins (Wollongong). Two sons Clarence (Orange) and Kevin (Sydney) predeceased their mother. Deceased is also survived by four brothers and three sisters - Messrs Harry Sheather (Macksville), William (Harrington), Roy (Wootton) and Albert (Victoria), Mrs W G Unicomb (Taree), Mrs I Ogier (Melbourne), and Miss Sara Sheather (Newcastle). Another sister, Mrs W Burns, of Taree, predeceased her.
The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, leaving the Taree Methodist Church for the Dawson Cemetery, where Rev. A E Frede officiated. The many beautiful floral tributes received were a tribute to the esteem in wheich deceased was held 
Sheather, Rhoda (I14927)
BARNETT - PARKEN - On the 8th October, at the Primitive Methodist Chapel Pancharoo, by the Rev. W. R. Stephenson, George Campbell Barnett of Mentone Victoria, to Ellen Ianson, second surviving daughter of Henry Montague Parken, of Steelton. 
Parken, Ellen I'Anson (I31891)
PARKEN - On the 12th June, at Steelton, the wife of Henry Montagu Parken, of a daughter. 
Parken, Ellen I'Anson (I31891)
On the 9th August at St Aidens Private Hospital
The wife of Lance Corporal Thomas Martin a son (Lindsay Thomas William Martin) 
Martin, Lindsay Thomas William (I34692)
On Friday evening last, an individual named Michael Seery alias Daniel Clarke, was captured between Five Mile Creek and Coolac by the Burrangong police on suspicion of being one of the prisoners who escaped from the Mudgee gaol. He was brought up for examination at Gundagai, before A. C. S. Rose, Esq., the police-magistrate, and remanded to Burrabgong in charge of his captors. Wynyard Times. 
Seery, Michael (I13110)
CAUTION.-I will not be responsible for any DEBTS contracted by my wife, ELIZA JANE, without my written authority HENRY BATEUP. Redfern, 26th January, 1869. 
Family F9888
Cockatoo Island Punishment Book
26th February 1869
Wilful neglect of work, 48 hours cells.. 
Seery, Michael (I13110)
Colonial Secretary Papers
Michael Seery was forwarded to Darlinghurst Gaol from Cockatoo Island in October 1869 
Seery, Michael (I13110)
Cootamundra's veteran, Mr Isaac Sheather, passed away in the Cootamundra District Hospital on Sunday afternoon at the grand old age of 92. He had been a patient in the hospital for some time. The late Mr Sheather was born in Camden in 1854, and as a youth he travelled from Camden to Nangus by horseback, where he started dairying, but was unlucky to strike a dry spell.

He lived at Cootamundra for over 60 years, apart from several small breaks, when he went to the South Coast, and also to Victoria. He was one of those who took part in the big gold rush in Temora in the early days. At Christmas time 1945, he paid his first visit to Sydney for 65 years, staying with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Walter Brown of Cremorne. He recalled then that he remembered Sydney when the cows used to graze at Rose Bay. Mrs Frank Mitchell, of Cootamundra, and Mrs Walter Brown, of Cremorne are the only children.

Deceased owned a number of houses in Cootamundra. Maintaining his full faculties until recently, he was very interesting in his chats on the old days of the town and district 
Sheather, Isaac (I984)
Death by Drowning

On the 5th December by the upsetting of his boat, in the Hokianga River, New Zealand. Mr Samuel Butler, son of the Reverand John Butler, of the Church Missionary Society, leaving a widow and five children. 
Butler, Samuel (I990)
On last Tuesday Mr Christopher Alt died at his residence the Yass Hotel, at the comparatively early age of forty-three and his funeral, which was largely attended by all classes, took place on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Alt was for many years a carrier on the road, and was well-known as "Johnie the German". By industry and thrift, he acquired a snug farm in the neighbourhood of Yass, which he cultivated successfully, and latterly became landlord of the Yass Hotel. Not long after commencing hotelkeeping, he was attacked with illness, from which he suffered until the hour of his death, although medical practitioners both in Yass and Sydney were consulted. He was very generally respected and leaves a wife and seven children behind to mourn the loss of an attentive husband and father 
Alt, Christopher (I51)
BARKER - Dec. 6, Parramatta, Nina Watkin, second daughter of the late John Charles Barker, aged 8 years. 
Barker, Nina Watkin (I27062)
On the 26th August at Womens Hospital, Mary Elizabeth (nee Adjutant Sing) beloved mother of little Lindsay, beloved wife of Lance Corporal Thomas Martin and beloved daughter of Mrs Roberts, and loving sister of Beatrice and trooper William Sing (of Egypt) and beloved friend of Mrs Green aged 33 years 
Adjutant Sing, Mary Elizabeth (I34133)
Vide Police Gazette, 18th February, 1863, page 49 p.vii and 8th April, 1863, page 101, p.ix
Michael Seery, native of Colony, 23 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, fresh complexion, light hair, grey eyes, slight halt in right leg. 
Seery, Michael (I13110)
Exposed, the bawdy love boat of 1838

by Matthew Moore

 An extraordinary tale of debauchery among officers and passengers on a emigrant ship to Australia at the height of Empire has been disclosed in a newly-discovered diary.
 The ship's captain took to sharing his bunk with two daughters of a preacher who was moving his family to Adelaide, while the rest of the crew enjoyed the company of a party of prostitutes.
 When not carousing with passengers, it seems that the officers on the Planter, which departed from Deptford, east London, in November 1838 engaged in drunken violence.
 James Bell, a junior officer, recorded the behaviour in a 225-page log that is going up for auction next month after being bought for a few pounds at a market stall.
 He wrote: "The captain was allowed to keep the daughterscompany at all hours and during the whole time of our being in warm weather our bed on deck sufficed for all three... such an example was soon followed up by all the Ship's Co: but particularly the 3 Mates [who] carried immorality to a glaring height."
 Describing an alcohol-fuelled confrontation between the captain and the ship's surgeon, he noted the "dispute ran so high as to provoke the former to knock the latter down with his fist".
 Felix Pryor, a historian who catalogued the journal on behalf of Bonhams auction house, said he was shocked by its account, expecially as Bell kept the diary for his sweetheart in Britain. "It reads like one big orgy - not something one would send to a lady," he said.
 "With all this whoring and drunkenness, it is amazing the ship ever arrived in Austraia." The log is expected to fetch 4,000 pounds in London on March 23.
Planter, The Ship (I27683)
Former Town Clerk Dies
One of Cootamundra's longest serving town clerks, Allan Thomas Williams, died at Goulburn on Monday at the age of 72 years.
Mr Williams was town clerk of the Municipality of Cootamundra from January 1948 to February 1960 and he took the same position at Goulburn.
He attended the Cootamundra Intermediate High School and then studied at the Council until he was appointed deputy town clerk in 1946 and two years later landed the top job.
In total, Mr Williams spent 28 years with the Cootamundra Council before leaving for Goulburn.
He was in his forties when he left the town, having been born here.
During the second World War he served five years with the AIF.
Mr Williams was the grandson of the founder of T Williams & Co. who established their business in 1890, but he had no association with the firm.
He is survived by his wife Betty and two sons Ian (overseas) and Don (Canberra) 
Williams, Allan Thomas (I5367)
Friends of Mr John Cobcroft will be sorry to hear that his father, Mr Joseph Cobcroft, died in Orange on Saturday last after a rather long illness. Mr Cobcroft was born at Wilberforce in the year 1813 and was therefore in his 77th year. He recently received a medal for being the oldest true born native living in this colony. Mr Cobcroft was well known to the people of the Hawkesbury 
Cobcroft, Joseph (I11879)
Funeral Notice --- The Friends of Mr J P Smith, Deceased, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which is appointed to leave his late residence, Merrivale Street, South Brisbane, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 4 o'clock, for the South Brisbane Cemetery.

Walter Barrett
Undertaker, Petrie's Bight

The Members of the various Temperance Organisations are requested to attend the FUNERAL of the late John Patient Smith, to move from his late residence, Merrivale Street, South Brisbane, at 4:30PM, THIS DAY (Saturday)

Smith, John Patient (I909)
Goulburn Gaol - Sheriff Letters
5th November 1864

Michael Seery forwarded to Cockatoo Island. 
Seery, Michael (I13110)

The recent list includes an MBE for the esteemed Cootamundra soldier son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Holmes.

The citation about Major Reg Holmes: "Since February 1943, Major Holmes has been largely responsible for the smooth working of the intelligence section. He has materially contributed to the success of forward intelligence parties."

The announcement was made to the packed Town Hall function for the school last night. The Cootamundra "old boy" should have heard the hearty cheers! 
Holmes, Reginald Lloyd (I276)
Queen-street, North Brisbane
The American Reflecting Oven, with every
Description of Tin Goods, at low prices.
Japanned, Bronzed, and Crystallized Work
Stove Piping, Guttering, &c, &c. 
Smith, John Patient (I909)
J.S. Williams - Builder & Contractor, Parker Street, Cootamundra. Plans and Specifications on application. Proprietor of Souther Timber Yards 
Williams, John Stuart (I5365)

The death occurred at the Young District Hospital on Wednesday evening last of Albert Thomas Wales, 78 yrs, of Murringo Street, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents throughout the district.

Deceased was born at Rye Park and was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wales. He was married at Boorowa to Esther Jane Perks on September 4th 1889, at the age of 25. He spent all his early life at Rye Park and after marriage, came to Young where he had resided ever since. He had lived in the same house in Murringo Street for over fifty years. In his early years he engaged in the carrying business - in the days of horses and waggons, and he took a keen pride in his team. His last big carrying job was carting all the building materiel for the settlers homes at Kingsvale, Prunevale and Waterview. He took interest in politics and Local Government matters and possessed a very retentive memory for dates, and could recall important events away back in the early days.

In his young days Albert Wales was an excellent horseman and all round athlete, being a well-known foot runner at district sports meetings. For the last fifteen years the late Mr. Wales had lived in retirement.

His wife predeceased him about eleven years ago.

Deceased took suddenly ill on Monday last and was conveyed to the Hospital by the Youg Ambulance, where his condition gradually declined and he passed away about 5 pm on Wednesday.

He had four children of whom Desmond predeceased him many years ago. The surviving children are Mabel (Mrs A Mote) Yass; Hilda (Mrs A I'Anson) Iandra; Earl, Kingsvale. Other remaining relatives are his brothers, Oliver and Fred (Young), Charles (Summer Hill), Hubert (Waverley); sisters, Mrs A Pearsall, Mrs W Herrett (Canterbury), Mrs A Gannon (Melbourne), Mrs W Gabel (Oatley), Mrs T McBeth (Hurstville).
Wales, Albert Thomas (I194)
On Thursday, Michael Seery, whose apprehension for highway robbery and horse-stealing at Windeyer, was detailed in last issue, was brought on remand and ordered to be forwarded to the Mudgee bench. 
Seery, Michael (I13110)
Missing: $30 million
extract from an article about his son, John Bradfield.
According to a 1968 Supreme Court Record of Proceedings, Mr Bradfield's father, Alan John Bradfield, was struck off the NSW roll of solicitors that year after he "improperly failed to protect the interests" of clients. It added he engaged in conduct "regarded as disgraceful and dishonourable. 
Bradfield, Alan John (I31673)
Mr Abel Robert Sheather
The death occurred in hospital at Kempsey on Wednesday week of an old, well-known and highly respected member of the fishing industry on the Lower Macleay at Jerseyville, in the person of Mr Abel Robert Sheather, aged 70 years (says Macleay "Argus"). A son of the late Mr and Mrs James Sheather, deceased was born on the Manning River at Oxley Island. A single man, he came to the Macleay some 20 years ago and engaged in the fishing industry until 18 months ago when he retired and went to reside with his nephew, Mr Percy Sheather of Nambucca Heads. He is survived by one brother, Mr Charles Sheather, of Mitchell's Island, Manning River, now sole surviving member of a family of 15, and himself a fisherman and oyster-grower. The deceased took a kean interest in sailing, and was a well-known and enthusiastic figure at the regattas held on the Macleay and adjacent rivers. The funeral took place on Thursday from the funeral parlour at the conclusion of a service conducted by Rev. J E A Chapman. The cortege then proceeded to the Frederickton Methodist cemetery, where Rev Chapman conducted the last rights in the presence of a large gathering, numbers of whom journeyed from the Manning, Hastings and Nambucca Rivers to pay their last respects 
Sheather, Abel Robert (I14847)
Mr Alex J Sheather
In a recent issue we reported the serious illness of Mr Alex J Sheather of Dubbo. His sister (Mrs O H Whatson, of Taree) and brother (Mr W Sheather of Coopernook) returned home on Easter Monday, after visiting the patient. Word was received last Monday that Mr Sheather had passed away. The late Mr Sheather, who was 56 years of age, was born at Coopernook - his parents being the late Mr and Mrs John Sheather. Deceased, when quite a boy, just after he left school, entered the employment of the Postal Department at Coopernook office, then under charge of the late Miss Martin. After employment in several other offices he was appointed to Dubbo, in which office he had been for some years. He was married in Dubbo and is survived by his widow and three sons. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Messrs. William Sheather (Coopernook), Albert John Sheather (Balmain), Thomas Harold Sheather (Gladesville), Charles Edgar Sheather (Mitchell's Island), Mrs O H Whatson and Mrs P Pullen (Taree). Two sisters (Mrs Lindeman, Port Macquarie and Mrs Baskerville, Five Dock) predeceased their brother 
Sheather, John (I14829)

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