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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)


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 F4689



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 F6191


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 F4390

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 F585


A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated at St. John's Church of England, Gundagai, on December 27th, 1933, when Rita, youngest daughter of Mr. James England, of Yass, was married to Albert John, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sheather, of Grong Grong.

The bride, looking a perfect picture, was given away by her father, and was attired in a beautiful frock of white crepe satin, with wreath and veil, kindly lent by her sister-in-law, of Tamworth, and carried a sweet bouquet of pale pink blooms and fern.

The bridesmaid, Miss Alma Franklin, looked chic in a sweet frock of orange crinkle crepe, with hat and shoes to match and carried a bouquet of carnations and fern.

Mr. Michael Franklin was best man.

The happy couple left per car on their honeymoon, the bride travelling in a frock of crinkle crepe, with hat and shoes to match.
Family F6242

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 
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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)

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)

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)


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)

MARTIN - In hallowed memory of my beloved wife, Irene, and devoted mother of Erland and Farndale, who passed away at Yarrawonga on the 22nd November 1938 (Colac papers please copy )
Erlandson, Irene (I391)


ASPLAND.-- In loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother, who passed away, at Cobden June 25. 1946, dear mother of Ada (Mrs. Campbell), mother-in-law of Robert, loving grandma of Bill, Lindsay, Alfred, Reg, and Jean. "In silence we remember"
Martin, Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa (I73)


LOITERTON.- In loving memory of William Thomas Loiterton, who passed away on 8th June, 1938.

Always sadly missed.
-By his loving wife and family.
Loiterton, William Thomas (I1100)

In the Methodist Church, Young, Miss Audrey Mavis Aspland and Mr. Gordon Mote were married by the Rev. N. W. Lickiss. The bride is the
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Aspland, of Boorowa road, and the bridegroom, who resided in Boorowa street, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mote, of Yass. Mrs. E. Brown, sister, acted as Matron of Honor. The service was choral, 'The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden' and 'O, Perfect Love!' being sung. Miss G. Tonkin presiding at the organ. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. E. Brown, of 'Trafalgar,' Young.
Family F1

Tuesday, August 12
Before Mr A Money Fisher, District Commissioner
A special meeting was held in the insolvent estate of Henry Augustus James for the examination of witnesses.
Mr Harper (for Mr Wilkinson who was indisposed) appeared on behalf of the official assignee.
Mr Iceton watched the proceedings on behalf of the insolvent.
Selwyn Pembrooke deposed: I am the local agent of the official assignee in the insolvent estate of H A James; in compliance with instructions received from the official assignee, I proceeded to the insolvent's residence on the 5th August instant, for the purpose of attaching the assets in the insolvent's estate; I attached certain furniture and other things, a list of which I produce. (List attached and marked A.) The following conversation passed between insolvent and myself:- I saw a dray standing close to the house, and I asked him where the harness was; he replied, "The dray is not mine, nor is the harness, neither are the three horses, they all belong to a party named Michael Whalen;" Whalen was present at the time; the insolvent said that in June 1882, Whalen lent him ?30 to purchase the horses, dray and harness; the money was to have been paid at the end of six months; about January 1883, I could not pay the ?30 to Whalen, and I gave Whalen a receipt for the horses, dray and harness, in consideration of Whalen foregoing the payment of the ?30; I noticed that the name H A James, Hard's Flat, had been recently partially erased from the dray; the erasing of the name must have been recently done, as I noticed it was on the dray during the present year; I have seen the name on the dray within the last three months; the farm occupied by insolvent contains I believe about 75 acres; insolvent told me the farm was freehold; about 30 acres of the land are under crop; the crop is for hay; I asked insolvent if the crop was his; he said, "No, I did not intend to put in a crop this year and Whalen said he would put the land under crop;" I asked insolvent if Whalen was to give him any consideration for the use of the land; he (insolvent (replied "No"; insolvent is a married man, and has four or five children; I believe insolvent has no other means of supporting his family except by his farm; he also brought wood into Yass with his team; insolvent told me that the farm belonged to his wife by a deed of gift, and that he had no interest in the land; he also said that after his wife's death the land went to his daughter, and then to his son; he said the deed was in the possession of Mr Iceton, Solicitor, of Yass; after the attaching of the horses and dray, I received a protest from Whalen, who claimed them; (Letter attached and marked B); I have realised a portion of the assetsof the estate, amounting to ?7-13-0; the protest marked B is in my handwriting: I wrote it at the dictation of Whalen, and read it over to him, and he signed it.
Edward Arthur Iceton deposed: I am a solicitor, residing at Yass; I produce a deed, dated 25th January, 1876, made between Timothy Kileen, of the first part, Ann Kileen, of the second part, and Ellen James, wife of H A James, and daughter of Timothy Kileen, of the third part, and William James of the fourth part; it contains two parcels of land - one of 30 acres, and the other of 44? acres; the land is conveyed to Ann Kileen and Ellen James during the life of the said Ann Kileen, or during her widowhood, should she survive the said T Kileen, without impeachment or waste, and should she marry, it was to go to Ellen James without impeachment or waste, and on her decease, in case the said Ann Kileen should survive her to the use of the said Ann Kileen during her lifetime or widowhood without impeachment or waste, and on decease of both Ann Kileen and Ellen James, or the marriage of the said Ann Kileen, in case she should be the survivor of the two, to the use of the then eldest surviving child of the said Ellen James, and the said Henry Augustus James, his or her heirs or assigns for ever; in the event of there being no such child of the said Ellen and Henry A James then to the heirs of Timothy Kileen for ever; the date of the registration 28th February, 1876, No. 315, book 157; I do not know wheter there was any document amongst the papers signed by Timothy Kileen; my knowledge is confined to the contents of the deed; there may be such a document in my possession; I have not searched my papers for any other document.
Michael Coen deposed: I am a storekeeper, residing in Yass; I know the insolvent, Henry Augustus James; he was indebted to me in the sum of ?91-7-11 at the time of his insolvency; on 24th March last he owed me ?77-14-1; at that time I had a conversation with insolvent; I told him that his account was so high I must have some security or that I would stop his credit; he relied he had plenty of security, I need not be afraid, as my account was quite safe; he said he had 75 acres of land (freehold); he said he had a stack of hay worth between ?50 and ?60 unencumbered in any way; he said Crago has a lien on the hay, but there is a separate stack that will more than pay Crago's lien, and I will give you a lien on the stack of hay, which is worth between ?50 and ?60; he said there was between 12 and 15 tons of hay in the stack; he asked me not to bring the hay in at once, as he had just commenced to plough, and was going to put in the whole of his land, about 75 acres, under crop this year, and it would take him about four months to do it; he said he would deliver the hay in the latter end of July - that would be last month; he then asked me to let him have some more goods, and I said I would on the strength of what he had told me, but he must keep down the account, as it was very high; he gave me a lien of the stack of hay he spoke previously of; It was only on the representation that insolvent was putting all his land under crop that I advanced him any goods; the whole of this conversation took place in the presence of Mr J McEvoy, my clerk; insolvent endeavoured to obtain more goods on the 28th June last: I did not let him have them, in consequence of something I had heard; I have received from Crago ?6-8-3, the amount over and above his claim on the hay; I sold a gun to insolvent, valued at ?12-2-6; I did not press James to go into the Insolvent Court.
Michael Whalen deposed: I am a farmer; I reside at Hard's Flat, in the same house with insolvent; I am unmarried; I am in no way related to insolvent; I commenced farming at Hard's Flat this year; I have been living with James for five years; prior to commencing farming this year, I was sometimes working on the line and sometimes for other people; I sometimes got 15s. sometimes 20s., and sometimes 25s. per week with rations; this time last year I was working on the line; I went back to insolvent's place in the spring time of last year; I was living at James' in June 1882; I was working for him splitting billet wood; I received 2s. per ton, and split about three tons a day; James supplied me with rations; my team brought the wood into town; my team consists of three horses and a dray; I got the three horses and dray and harness from insolvent; in June 1882, I gave insolvent ?30 to buy his team; he gave me no receipt at that time for the thirty pounds; I gave him the money in notes - fives and ones; James bought one of the horses from Field's; in January, 1883, insolvent could not pay the money, and he gave me a receipt for the horses, dray and harness; I produce the receipt; insolvent wrote the receipt.
Witness objected to have his receipt attached to the proceedings, and a copy was attached.
Examination continued: I left the horses, dray, and harness in insolvent's possession; although I was the owner of them; in january last I was working at a threshing machine; at the time the receipt was given insolvent's name was on the dray; the name of insolvent appeared on the dray up to within a month ago; I took the name off the dray, I did not want another man's name on my dray; I swear I do not know anything about insolvent's position; he did not tell me he owed money to anybody in town; I knew Louise James, brother of insolvent; he is now deceased; J. H. P. Mallyon had an execution against Louis James; a horse and saddle were seized; I claimed the saddle, and rescued my own property; during the time I have lived with insolvent, I have not paid anything for my board; I am farming this year; I have about 30 acres under crop; the 30 acres are on insolvent's farm; I am cultivating it on the authority of insolvent's wife; I am not paying anything for the use of the land; insolvent is working on the farm, grubbing stumps out; the grubbing does not bring in any money; he is doing it for himself; the dray and horses are my own property; I am not protecting them from insolvent's creditors; I let insolvent have the use of the team, because I lived with him; I saw a breechloading gun at insolvent's place; I last saw it two or three months ago; I do not know where it has gone to; James told me he had sold the gun to his brother Louis James, since deceased; I do not know who took the gun away from insolvent's premises; I have now got the land under crop, and have the use of the dray and my board for nothing, all at the expense of the insolvent.
Thomas Besnard deposed: I was part manager of the butchering business of S L Besnard, of Yass; I know the insolvent; he was indebted to S L Besnard in the sum of ?20-1-6; in the month of June last I instructed Mr West, the bookkeeper, to collect the amount; I also tried to collect it myself; I had a conversation with insolvent; I went out to his residence, in company with Mr West, about the 20th June last; Michael Whelan was at insolvent's residence; I asked insolvent to give me the security he had spoken to West about; I asked him about the dray and horses he had offered to West as security; he said, "they are not mine;" I said, "why did you want to sell two of the horses to me the other day;" he said, "I could not sell them to you, as they were not mine now;" insolvent offered to sell me the horses about the middle of June; I wanted to purchase two draught horses, and seeing insolvent in the street with a dray and three horses I said, "do you want to sell either of the horses;" he said, "yes, you can have the horse in the shaft for ?15 and ?20 for the leading horse; I offered him ?15 for the leader; he said he would give me a trial if I would give him ?20 for the leader; when we had the conversation at insolvent's place, insolvent said, "I cannot let you have the horses now, as I gave a receipt for them to that young man, pointing to (Michael Whalen) about two months ago; he then told me he was insolvent, and I replied, "the receipt is no good"; I swear he said the receipt was given to Whalen two months ago;
To Mr Iceton: The conversation took place between the 20th June and 1st July; I did not know whether James was insolvent at the time; I did not know that he did not file his schedule until the 11th July.
Henry Augustus James deposed: I am the insolvent, in whose estate this meeting is being held; I have a wife and five children; the eldest is 9 years of age; since 1882 I have been farming and drawing wood into Yass; last season I had about 30 acres under crop; I put it in myself; I had 16 or 17 acres under hay; I made two stacks of the hay - eight tons in one stack, and fifteen in the other; I gave P. T. Crago a lien on the growing crop for ?40; I owed Crago about ?20 at the time I gave Crago the lien; the debt to Crago was increased to ?40 ; I owed Crago ?20 when I signed the lien; Crago afterwards gave another man ?20 on my account; It was agreed when I signed the Lien that Crago was to give J. H. P. Mallyon ?20 on my account; I sold Peter Johnston, of Yass, about two tons of the hay at ?4 per ton; I got permission from Crago to sell Johnston the first load of hay, but not the second; I sold Johnston the second load about a fortnight before my insolvency; I did not deliver the remainder of the hay; Crago took it away; I have had transactions with Mr Coen; I owed him about ?77 last March; I recollect Cohen asking me to pay my account; I told him I could not pay any money until I sold the hay; I told Coen I believed the hay would bring enough money to pay my way; I did not tell Coen in March last that I had a stack of hay that was not encumbered; I think Mr McEvoy was present; although Crago had a lien I gave Coen a lien over one of the stacks; the lien was not read over to me before I signed it; I never said to Coen that there was one stack more than would pay Crago, and he could have a lien over it; I swear there was nothing sold by me about putting in a crop this year; I did ask Coen not to press me for payment until July; my reason, as stated to Coen at the time, was that I thought my hay would bring a greater price; I told Coen I could not bring in the hay until the ploughing was over; I did not lead Mr Coen to believe it was Whalen's ploughing I meant; I swear Coen never attempted to stop my credit; I got goods from Coen after this conversation; my credit was never stopped; I did not authorise my wife to get anything from Coen; my wife was refused some goods by Mr Coen; there are a dray horses, and harness at my place; they never belonged to me; I first had them in my possession during the year 1882; I bought the horses; I got the receipt for the black horse; I bought a bay mare from Fields, but got no receipt; I got a brown horse from George Whalenin a swop; I got no receipt from either Fields or Whalen; I paid ?8-15-0 for one horse, ?12 for the second, and the third one is worth ?4 or ?5; the dray cost ?17; the harness cost about ?6; before I commenced to buy the horses I had about ?12 or ?13; I got a loan of ?13 from Whalen; no one but Whalen and myself were present when I asked him for the loan; Whalen was working on the line at the time; the money was all in notes; Whalen took it out of his pocket to give it to me; my name was put on the dray when it was made; I told the man to make a dray for me; I gave Whalen no receipt for the money when he gave it to me; the ?30 was to be paid back to Whalen in about six or seven monthsfrom the time the loan was made; I gave Whalen a receipt for the horses, dray, and harness, which cost me ?46, for his claim of ?30; when Whalen asked me to pay him the ?30 back, I told him I could not repay him, and then gave him the receipt; Whalen has made my place his home for the last four or five years; I kept him; he paid nothing for his board; I swear the receipt was given to Whalen in January1883; the receipt was written in my house; I do not know if my wife was present; The dray and horses were left in my charge, and I was to work them all the same; I might have said to Whalen it would be better to take my name off the dray; I never erased my name from the dray; it is about one month since the name was erased off the dray - about a week before my insolvency; I remember meeting Mr Besnard in Cooma street, Yass, a short time ago; I was driving the team; Mr Besnard wanted to buy the leading horse; I told him I would sell it to him; he asked me what I would take for the leader; I said ?30; he said the price was too high, and he would not give it; he did not offer me a price for the shaft horse; I did not tell him he could have the shaft horse for ?15; I would not have taken ?30 for the leader without consulting Whalen; I offered to take ?30 for the leader; I am not doing any work at present; I told Whalen I was not going to put any crop in this year; I swear I have no interest in the present crop; I did plough some of the land; I was about a week ploughing altogether; Whalen was ploughing also; he paid me 20s. for the week's work, and I found him in board and lodging; Whalen is cultivating about 30 acres; I am not in a position to support my wife and family; I bought a breechloading gun from Mr Coen a short time ago, at a cost of ?12-2 6; I sold the gun to my brother Louis James about two months ago; Mallyon had a judgement against me in the District Court, but I do not know whether I sold the gun after the judgement or not; my brother took the gun to the back country with him; he gave me ?8-10-0 in cash, and was to send me ?4 more; my brother is since dead;
To Mr Iceton: Whalen never paid me anything for board and lodging during the four or five years he has resided at my place.
To Mr Harper: I do not know whether there was any deed with references to the land prior to the one produced.

This concluded the business of the meeting 
James, Henry Augustus (I3699)


[Through Greville's Telegram Co.]



A telegram from Yass states that Mr. James Mote, for many years a hotelkeeper, died yesterday morning. 
Mote, James Frederick (I18)

It's been a long, long road for Walter
By David Uren

Mr Walter Oakley drives a vintage car and rides a 50-year-old bicycle.
He's not a collector. It's just that he has had them both for a very long time.
Mr Oakley is 90. His wife is also 90. She does not mind him riding a bike but she is not too keen about him driving.
"But I don't nag him and he doesn't drive too fast," she said.
"I got my licence in 1908," said Mr Oakley. "To get it I just rode my motorcycle into the Camperdown police station and the policeman said he supposed I could drive and gave me a licence for half a crown."
Present day drivers? "I suppose they're all right but a lot of the young ones like to show off a bit," he said.
"I'm still fit," said Mr Oakley. "I suppose it's because I've been contented - and I have a good wife."
"And another reason is that the pubs wouldn't exist if they depended upon us," added Mrs Oakley.
"We're good old Methodist church-goers," she said. "We haven't had a lot of pennies but we've been happy and contented." 
Oakley, Walter (I213)

James Brogan and his wife Ellen Horan whom he married in 1815, lived on five acres of rented land in Cappabane. In the adjoining townland of Shean lived Anthony Boland who had fourteen acres of rented land. In the townland of Fossabeg lived Daniel Dinan who rented a few acres in common with nine others. Across the river Bow in the townland of Magherareagh lived Patrick Durack and his wife Judith Bleach. This man was an uncle of Michael Durack ancestor of the Duracks of "Kings in Grass Castles " fame. For some unexplained reason he was never mentioned in Dame Mary Durack's best seller, first published in 1959.
In the townland of Sellernane , Mountshannon lived Patrick O'Dea and his wife. His subsequent actions were to change the lives of the above forever.Philip Reade, of Woodpark, owned half the parish of Mountshannon and was also a successful barrister. He had a magnificent country house with landscaped gardens overlooking Holy Island and Lough Derg. He was by all accounts a benevolent landlord, particularly in later years during the Great Hunger.
On St Patrick's night 1824, Brogan, Durack, Dinan, Boland, O'Dea and one Patrick Tuohy, for some unexplained reason broke into Philip Reade's house with the sole intention of murdering him. They shot him in the chest and shoulder and presumed he was dead. For months Philip Reade lay dangerously ill while the best surgeons in the country attended him.
The military and yeomanry scoured the countryside for his attackers and offered fifty pounds for information. No one in this part of the country was more despised than the informer and no one more deserving of the curse "may the hearthstone of hell be your bed forever." For two years the search continued until finally one of the party Patrick O'Dea informed the authorities.
There was a lot of interest in the trial but still no motive was given or at least reported. Patrick O'Dea stated that it was James Brogan who set it up and to divert suspicion they pretended to quarrel in the ensuing weeks. O'Dea was to accuse Brogan of having an affair with his wife, and this would prevent the neighbours from having any suspicions. No witness was called for the defence and after about twenty minutes the jury returned with a guilty verdict. The judge with spine chilling solemnity then said "You James Brogan, Patrick Durack, Anthony Boland, and Patrick Tuohy are to be taken from hence, to the place from whence you came and from thence to the place of execution and there you are to hang by the necks until you are dead - and may God almighty have mercy on your souls"
A few days before the intended execution they were all reprieved. No reason was given and they were sent as convicts to New South Wales. On Tuesday May 28th 1827 under strong escort they passed through Ennis on their way to the hulk "Surprise", lying at anchor at the cove of Cork. 
Brogan, James (I39666)


A very pretty wedding eventuated in the Johnston street Methodist Church, Annandale, on June 26, when Edna May, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Loiterton, of "Sunnyside." Dirna- seer, was wed to Arthur Bissell, young- est son of Mr. and, Mrs. G. A. Jones, of Nowra, the Rev. Johnston , officiating.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly gowned in magnolia satin, trimmed with self buttons at the back, and tight fitting sleeves; and she carried a dainty bouquet of roses and sweet peas. Marjorie, sister of the bride, was brides maid, and wore a frock of pink geor gette, with bouquet to match. Mr. Reg. Loiterton, brother of the bride, acted as best man. Later Mrs. Loiter- ton, who wore a black tailored costume, with white accessories, assisted by Mrs. McMahon, of Newcastle (sister of the bridegroom), received a large number of guests of the Guides' Hall,Leichhardt, where the usual toasts were honored in the happiest manner.

The beautiful three-tired cake was made by O'Shea's, of Cootamundra.

Later the happy couple left for Ka toomba, where the honeymoon was spent. Their future home will be at Nowra.
Family F1627

Last Member of Birregurra Pioneer Family

Passing of Mrs Anna M Parkinson

With the death at Benalla on June 20 of Mrs Anna M Parkinson, the last remaining member of a pioneer Birregurra family passed. The late Mrs Parkinson was a daughter of the late William and Mary Martin who, with Mrs Martin's parents, Matthew and Hannah Farndale, came to Australia in 1853 and settled in a property near Birregurra on the Warncoort road.

For many years the home and orchard "Hawthorne" was a well-known landmark, but was destroyed by the fire of 1901. Several ancient trees, including a cypress and a hawthorne hedge, still mark the spot, though all traces of the house have gone.

There was a family of five girls and three boys. The first break occurred in 1943 when William J M Martin died, aged 82 years. At that time the average age of the eight was 80 years and nine months.

The late Mrs Parkinson taught school at Warncoort nearly 80 years ago and subsequently at Gerangamete. She married the late W T Parkinson nearly 70 years ago and resided for many years at Portland, where he was practising his profession as a dentist. There were no children of the marriage. Upon her husband's death about 30 years ago, Mrs Parkinson went to live with her sister at Camperdown and later resided at Rushworth. Until less than a year ago, she was in full possession of the faculties and corresponded regularly with relatives and friends. She sustained a broken leg some time ago and never fully recovered. She was highly esteemed by those who knew her, but her circle of acquantances had naturally become limited by the passage of the years.

The interment took place in the Warncoort cemetery on June 22 in the presence of her immediate relatives. The service was conducted by the Rev H Small.

In the Warncoort cemetery are the graves of the late Mrs Parkinson's parents and her grandparents, Matthew and Hannah Farndale. The late Mr Farndale died at the age of 90 years in 1884 and his wife was 85 when she died in 1892. Mrs Parkinson's mother was 91 when she died; one sister was 95; another 92; another was 84. The youngest died at the age of 77. The men of the family did not live to such a great age, the oldest being 89 when he died; the others were 82 and 83 respectively.

It is interesting to record that the late Mr Farndale was closely associated with the development of the Methodist Church in the district and took a very active part in the work during his long life. He was a member of an old Yorkshire family, and a descendant, Dr W E Farndale, who was president of the English Methodist Conference in 1947 and was in 1950 Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council in England. Other members of the family still live in Yorkshire, where there is a village named Farndale. 
Martin, Anna Maria (I126)


One of the largest funerals in Cootamundra was that of yesterday, when the remains of the late Mr. C. Loiterton, aged 88, were laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Cootamundra cemetery.

Rev. W. L. I. Arnold (Presbyterian) who conducted the funeral service (Rev. J. H. Sorrell was away at the Methodist conference), made kindly references to the deceased as one who had a fine Christian character; and judging by the very large gathering at the funeral, he was held in the highest esteem.

The clergyman went on to speak to the text, "Let not your heart be troubled." As the disciples experi- enced a sorrowful time when, for the last time, they met the Master, so this parting was a sad experience for the many relatives of the late Mr. Loiterton. His hospitality to many had been appreciated, and this was greatly reciprocated by deceased, and especially in the days of his sickness. His death was the glorious sunset of a noble life. It had been a privilege to visit him during the past week and learn of his mind with regard to spiritual realities. Now he was

Safe in the arms of Jesus;
Safe on His gentle breast;
There, by His love o'ershadower,
Sweetly his soul doth rest.

Loiterton, Charles (I501)

LAWLER -SHEATIIER A pretty wedding was celebrated at St. Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn, on Friday, January, 25, at 7 p.m. when Rita Mary, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sheather, of Landsdowne Estate, Goulburn, was married to Hillary Joseph Lawler, elder son of Mrs. M. E. Lawler and the late Mr. P. J. Lawler, also of Lansdowne Estate. Rev. N. Edwards performed the ceremony.

The bride entered the church with her father, who gave her away. She made a charming picture in her frock of white cloque and hand embroidered veil held in place with a coronet of orange blossom. Her sheaf consisted of white gladioli.

The bridegroom's sister, Mrs. M. Kelly, was matron of honour and looked charming in a blue crepe georgette frock. Her head dress was of blue net and she carried a sheaf of pink gladioli.

The bridegroom's friend, Mr. Leslie Crisp, was best man. The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents where the bride's mother assisted by the bridegroom's mother received 30 guests. Mrs. Sheather chose a frock of pink crepe with a shoulder spray of frangipanni and the bridegroom's mother wore a frock of navy crepe and a shoulder spray of frangipanni. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler will make their future home in Goulburn.
Family F9719


At St. John's Church yesterday afternoon, the Rev. H. F. Champion celebrated the marriage of Mr. Bert. Lenon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lenon, of Victoria, and Miss Elsie Sheather, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sheather, of Nangus.
Family F5172


On Friday evening, 26th Novembe, at Christ Church, Cootamundra, the marriage was solemnised of Mavis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Palmer, and Clinton, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lolterton, both of Cootamundra. The bride is serving with the A.I.F. (Cpl., A.A.M.W.S), and the bridegroom with the R.A.A.F. (LAC., medical section).

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an elegant frock of white satin, cut with a full train, and her mother's wedding veil, and carried a bouquet of November lilies.

Her two bridesmaids were her sisters Betty and Gwen, who wore green taffeta frocks, and carried bouquets of pink sweet peas.

The bridegroom was attended by P/O R. Gehrig and F/Sgt. B. Farrell. The service was sung by Christ, Church Choir, and Mrs. Crowe was organist.

The celebrant of the marriage was Rev. Harold Palmer (Chaplain, A.I.F.), the bride's brother. Members of the choir and Cootamundra V.As. formed a guard of honour.

The wedding had been planned for mid-December, but had to be hastily arranged when the bridegroom's leave was altered. The bride's mother was called, away urgently two days earlier, because of her brother's serious illness. For this reason, the reception as planned was not held, but a few friends gathered at the bride's home after the ceremony.

After a brief honeymoon at Katoomba, the bride and groom will return to their units.
Family F951

On Wednesday evening Mr O'Brien, coroner, received a report from Collector that Mrs Margaret Cahill, a widow living alone near that place and an old resident of the district, had been found in her house. As there were some appearances leading to the supposition that the place had been ransacked and this gave rise to suspicions of foul play, it was deemed necessary to hold a magisterial inquiry,- which was done yesterday by Mr O'Brien accordingly. Evidence, which conclusively proved that death proceeded from natural causes and that th suspicions of foul play were unfounded, was adduced as follows; Bridget McInerney of the Collector Hotel sister of the deceased, deposed that deceased was born in County Clare, Ireland; she was a widow, and was, witness believed, 72 years of age; witness had heard her say she had suffered from a water-flush, but with that exception she had good health; some years ago she complained an consulted a doctor in Goulburn; witness had not seen her since the beginning of the year; she lived alone she possessed some horses and cattle; witness was present when the police found the body, and noticed the bedroom of the deceased; clothes were thrown about the floor ; but witness thought deceased had done it herself; they were dirty clothes; deceased had no valuables in the house that the witness was aware of; witness had been in the habit of assisting her with cash; at one time she said that she would come down to live with them, and then she said that she preferred to live alone; she had left 5 children, all married and grown up.
Elizabeth McKinlay, residing at Taradale near Collector, deposed that she had known deceased for nearly 30 years 
Brogan, Margaret (I12025)


Albert Leonard Simmons, 37 cook at Riverside Hostel, was charged with intent to commit a serious of fence, indecent assault, and common assault in the ACT Supreme Court before Mr Justice Simpson tester day.

The case is part heard.

Mr Phippard (for the accused) submitted that the acts were caused in a period of temporary insanity, brought about by drunkenness.

Marie Rochford said that the accused entered her house while she was in bed and struggled with her, placing his hands on her throat. She scratched his face. Exhausted she fell back at which the man released her. She lashed out with her feet knocking him on to another bed and attempted to escape. He caught her and another struggle took place before she broke away to rush to a neighbours home.

Catherine Nellie Schiller said that earlier in the evening the accused had entered her house and made an indecent suggestion. She ordered him from the premises and rushed outside for assistance.

Robert Bertram Mutch said he and his son had found the accused in the grounds of his home after a complaint by his wife. A few minutes later Mrs Schiller rushed to his door in a nervous state as a result of which he and his son searched the district.

They heard a woman screaming for help and running towards the shouts caught the accused whom they datained until the police arrived.

Constable John Aloysius McSperrin said that, when interviewed at the police station next morning the accused did not deny he had committed a serious offence on a woman.

The accused said he had had 12 schooners that afternoon and assisted two others to drink a bottle of whisky. He did not remember any thing after boarding a vehicle, until he was being questioned by a police sergeant at 1.30 am -five hours after leaving the hostel.

Edward Laurence Quirk camp steward at the hotel said he had acted as barman for a party in his room in which Simmons had been drinking whisky neat. Simmons was very drunk when he left.

John Gobbitt Henderson, chef at the hostel said he had been drinking with Simmons and the accused was very drunk when he left for the party. 
Mutch, Robert Bertram (I222)


Albert Leonard Simmons, 35, a cook, who was formerly employed at the Riverside Hostel, was com- mitted for trial at the A.C.T. Supreme Court on May 12, by Mr. T. Brooke, S.M., at the Canberra Court of Petty Sessions yesterday on a charge of assaulting a young married woman, at Braddon on April 19, with intent to commit a serious offence.

The Police Prosecutor (Sgt. H. Grangell) asked the magistrate to direct that the names of female witnesses should not be published, but the magistrate replied that he had no power to make such a direction.

A married woman of Wise Street, Braddon, said that about 10.30 p.m. on April 19, she was in the kitchen of her home when she heard some- one come to the door. She looked up the hallway and saw a man going towards her bedroom. She identified the defendant as the man who entered her house.

Witness told the intruder to "get out" and he walked toward the door.

She pushed the man towards the door and then ran to a neighbour's house for assistance. "He was sober. He went too silently and too quickly to be anything but sober," she con- cluded.

Robert Bertram Mutch, of Ipima Street, Braddon, said that at 10.25 p.m. he saw a man leaning against a wall near his house. He directed him to Civic Centre. Later, a woman in a distressed condition came to his house. He searched with his son for the man he had seen previously and then rang the police. After the police arrived he saw the man and chased and caught him.

Another witness, a young married woman of Braddon, said that after she had gone to bed on Saturday, April 19, she heard a noise under the bedroom window. A few minutes later, she saw a man coming down the hallway near the kitchen.

Witness said that the man caught hold of her and placed his hands around her throat. She continued to struggle and could feel the grip of his hands tightening.

While struggling, she scratched him on the face. The assailant moved back and witness brought her foot up and kicked him in the face. He fell back on the other bed and she ran out to the kitchen, where a further struggle took place. Witness went to a neighbour's house for protection and the man ran away.

Dr. B. W. Monaghan said that at 12.5 a.m. on April 20, he examined the young married woman and found her suffering from shock and nervous tension. She had bruises and abrasions on the back of both shoulders and on the arms.

Constable McSperrin told how the defendant had been arrested. At the police station he replied that he "did not remember" when asked questions by Sergeant McKay and himself.

Constable McSperrin said that the defendant was sober. 
Mutch, Robert Bertram (I222)


LOITERTON - CROPPER.- On the 6th February, at Christ Church, Cootamundra, Frederick Joseph Loiterton, of 'Angeluka,' Yeo Yeo, to Ellen Cropper, late of Lancashire, England.
Family F574

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