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2014 Number 12






From: John [mailto:haylockjohn@netspace.net.au]
Sent: 2014-12-02 4:44 AM
Subject: Grant Clan of Wydham NSW

Dear David,

A reunion of the descendants of Henry Grant Snr  1815 - 1881 is currently being planned (finally) for 2015 over the long weekend in October in Wyndham.

The year is significant as it turns out as it will be the 200th birthday of Henry Grant Snr Is it possible to have some information on this event included in the newsletter? I do have dates and events for that weekend if appropriate.

For your information and reference, I am the youngest child of Clyde and Annie Grant from Wydham.

In anticipation of a reply.


Maree Haylock (Grant)



From: Bill Hyland
Sent: Friday, 7 November 2014 3:30 PM
Subject: WW1 Decendants

Good Afternoon all,


Can I draw your attention to the ACT RSL website  www.actrsl.org.au 


It now  has a entry for Operation R&R where the RSL is trying to identify direct descendants of ACT WW1 servicemen prior to Anzac Day next year.


Could I ask you to alert your members and if they are interested please to advise the RSL in ACT of their interest.


Bill Hyland

Belconnen RSL



From: Sue Zammit
Sent: 2014-09-26 7:28 PM


Hello David

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sue Zammit and I live in Gisborne, Victoria. My fathers mothers family were the Smith family from Braidwood NSW. The father was Joseph Smith Born in 1843 in Pinxton, Derbyshire England. He married in 1867 in New Zealand to Mary Jane Granger She was born in 1853 in Surrey, England. They went on to have 16 children. The moved to Braidwood New South Wales, Australia in 1891 and Mary Jane went on to have another3 children, one of which was my grandmother Ethel Dorothea Louisa Smith. One of the Smith girls married into the Willoughby family that was settled in Braidwood. That is where the reunion starts. The Willoughby reunion is to be held at the RSL Club in Braidwood on 26,27,28 Sept 2015 There is a Facebook page under Willoughby reunion. I was wondering if you may be able to put a notice on your web site adverting for any descendents of John Willoughby and Mary Ann Mills. She was a half cast aboriginal. I have loads of information on the whole family if your are interested. I can be contacted at email suzyq14@bigpond.com There should be a very healthy turnout as the Willoughby clan is huge.

Many thanks for your time, hope to hear back from you .


Kind regards   Sue Zammit  (Gisborne, Victoria)



From: Judith Quinn

Sent: Friday, 25 April 2014 2:13 PM

Subject: RE: Proposed Change: Good, Mary Agnes (I269553)

Hello Ian

Would the below be appropriate for the Newsletter? If so, I would appreciate you forwarding it to the editor.


My great grandfather, Robert Allendale Campbell (1862-1939), and Mary Agnes Campbell (Wallace?) (d. 1936) had 16 children together in the Goulburn/Queanbeyan area. In an article on his death in the Burrowa News he was described as an  old identity of Queanbeyan . I would greatly appreciate any information/leads/contact related to this family and especially Mary Agnes who remains historically invisible to me.

Judith Quinn cwquinn@optusnet.com.au






On 06/01/2015 04:00, Ann Murray burke wrote:

> Proposed Change: Henderson,  William George (I14914)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I14914&tree=MP


> Description: William George Henderson is buried in pambula cemetery


> Ann Murray burke


Regards,  Ian



On 05/01/2015 18:59, Warwick McCall wrote:

> Proposed Change: Campbell,  Clara Rose (I209753)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I209753&tree=MP


> Description: Death information and headstone will be in your mailbox

> shortly.



> Suffering a heart seizure, Mrs. Clara Rose Claye, 71, of 39 Clifford

> Street, died after an illness of less than half an hour at her

> residence yesterday morning. The wife of Mr. A. B. Claye, formerly a

> well-known member of the Goulburn Post Office staff, she was lying in

> bed at, about 9.30 yesterday morning when she was attacked by pains,

> dying suddenly. Previously she had enjoyed good health and her death

> under such circumstances came a rude shock to her friends and

> relatives.

> A native of the Braidwood district, she had been a resident of

> Goulburn for the past 40 years, being very well known and held in high

> esteem by a host of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by

> two sons, Allan (Australian Military Forces, Queensland), and Max

> (Sydney), and one daughter, Doris (Mrs. R. F. Goodwin, Young). Two

> sisters, Mrs. F. Dallas and Mrs. P. Moran, of Leichhardt, also

> survive. The funeral will leave Craig's Parlours' at 11 o'clock

> to-morrow morning for interment at the Church of England portion of

> the General Cemetery, Goulburn Goulburn Evening Post, Monday 14

> September 1942


> Warwick McCall

Thanks Warwick,

Regards,  Ian


From: Peter McCarthy
Sent: Monday, 5 January 2015 1:57 PM
Subject: Badja House

Hello Ian,


In the course of persuing some family history I have encountered Badja House during 1915. Does Badja House  as Boggy Plain, Big Badja  still exist and how far from Cooma. I am descended from Monaro Pioneers  the family of  John Joseph and Susanna Arnold.

 Trusting you can assist to our mutual benefit


Peter McCarthy

Inverell NSW

Hi Peter,

This email will be included in our next newsletter and perhaps one of our readers can help you.

Regards,  Ian

Hello Ian,


Thank you for your response and look forward to to feed back in due course


Best wishes for the New Year


Peter McCarthy



From: "t.daly"

Sent: Monday, 5 January 2015 10:38 AM

Subject: RE:Your genealogy user account has been activated.

Hi Ian;


Thanks for activating my account!


I've been visiting your site and reading the interesting information over the past few years.


I am a great grandson of John Rankin of Mount Cooper; one of his son's

(George) is my Mother's father. George married Daisy Taylor of Bega.

Apparently, they met at Bemboka (1/2 way!) where George was working in a shop.


I've visited the area several times and your site has given me the incentive to have a closer look.


Thanks very much to you & all the others for keeping this great site running.


Best regards  (& Happy New Year);  Terry Daly



From: Judy Brumby
Sent: 2015-01-04 5:46 PM
Subject: Brumby's Tumut


Hi, my name is Judy Brumby and I’m Looking for information or contact details regards the Brumby family of Tumut.

My connection comes through Victor James Brumby, son of Robert Stanley Brumby & Sarah Ann Adlam. Robert Stanley’s parents were James Charles Brumby & Harriett Pettit Dean.

What I’m trying to find are members of this Family, that may have information about this Family

Yours Faithfully Judy Brumby

Hi Ian,

Would you be able to help Judy with her enquiry.

Thanks,  David

Hi Judy,

We do have some information on the Brumby family in our database but unfortunately we have no contact information.  This email will be included in our next newsletter and perhaps one of our readers may be able to help you.

Regards,  Ian



On 04/01/2015 22:31, Bede Seymour wrote:

> Proposed Change: Chalker,  Thomas James (I324)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I324&tree=MP


> Description: Hi Ian,


>    With regards to Thomas James Chalker (my grandmother Elizabeth

> Madeline Chalker's direct cousin) :  I was lucky enough to visit Tom &

> Lucy as a young lad in the mid-70s at their home at Shannon's Flat.

> Hence was surprised to see 1970 listed as the date of death.  I just

> checked in NSW BDM and eventually found Thomas's death record,

> 201867/1979  -  he died in 1979.   On the death certificate, they have

> slightly misspelled his father's first name and mother's first name, a

> common enough occurrence as you know, which made it difficult to find.

>  The year of death of 1970 currently listed on Monaro Pioneers, might

> have been picked up from the records of a closely related Thomas John

> Rodger Chalker.


> In the coming weeks I will order a copy of the death certificate from

> Thomas James if possible and update you with further details.


> Meantime if you could update his year-of-death from 1970, to 1979,

> this would be sincerely appreciated.


> Regards,  Bede

Hi Bede,

Thanks for letting me know, on checking the Cemetery records it is obvious we had a simple typo and the death date should be September 22, 1979.  I will amend our database accordingly.

Regards,   Ian



From: Belinda Watson

Sent: Sunday, 4 January 2015 12:17 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Appleby, Joseph (I82976)


Proposed Change: Appleby,  Joseph (I82976)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I82976&tree=MP


Description: As well as the 4 children listed, Joseph and Catherine Mary Appleby had 3 others:


Stella M. b.1897 d.1970

(listed on NSW BD&M under parents "Applebee")




Aubrey b. 1899 d.1963

Helen M. 'Nellie' b.1900 d.?

(both listed on NSW BD&M under parents "Applebee" with mother 'Catherine M'; all the other kids had mother as 'Kate')




Regards,  Belinda Watson (great grandaughter of Roy Appleby)

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 02/01/2015 08:41, Warwick McCall wrote:

> Proposed Change: Waters,  Elizabeth (I17721)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I17721&tree=MP


> Description: death date 27th July 1921. Have headstone photo is

> required


> Warwick McCall

Thanks Warwick,

Always happy to receive headstone images.

Regards,  Ian

Here you go



On 01/01/2015 14:43, Warwick McCall wrote:

> Proposed Change: Ambrosoli,  Clara (I19608)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I19608&tree=MP


> Description: Hi Again Ian.

> Think this marriage may not be right.


> The anniversary below ties in.  Bathurst location is a bit odd though.

> Unless the brides parents where from there. Clara Anderson was born

> Braidwood, which ties in with death information.



> Golden Wedding

>  To commemorate the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald J. Stear, of

> Queanbeyan, a social was held at the Methodist Church hall last night.

> The Rev. G. A. Knight, superintendent minister of the circuit, was

> chairman and more than 50 people attended. During the evening items

> were contributed by Miss Bessie Kilby, Miss Audrey Kilby, Miss Eleanor

> Beazley, Mrs. L. Robins, Mr. L. Robins, Mr. Ray Mole and Mr. Athol

> Kilby. A feature of the supper was a two decker wedding cake

> surrounded and trimmed with gold leaves and orange blossom.

> The Canberra Times , Wednesday 3 December 1947


> Warwick McCall

Hi Warwick,

Thanks for the information, I have amended the database accordingly.

Regards,  Ian



On 01/01/2015 13:03, Gregory McInnes wrote:

> Proposed Change: Brownlie,  Ernest Hayden (I231099)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I231099&tree=MP


> Description: BROWNLIE, Ernest Hayden (Ernie) BROWNLIE, Ernest Hayden

> (Ernie)Of Cann River 25.7.1927 - 23.12.2014 87 good years Passed away

> suddenly at Canberra Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his many

> family and friends. Happy Fishing, Ern The funeral service for Mr

> ERNEST HAYDEN (Ernie) Brownlie, of Cann River, will be held at St

> John's Anglican Church, Cann River on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12

> noon. Flowers welcome or donations to the Bombala Hospital would be

> appreciated. Envelopes available at the service. Peter Murray

> Funerals(03) 5152 4596 Funerals Published in The Daily Telegraph on

> 30/12/2014

> - See more at:

> http://tributes.dailytelegraph.com.au/notice/105732080/view#sthash.mhI

> J1QZQ.dpuf


> Gregory McInnes

Thanks Gregory,

Regards,  Ian



On 01/01/2015 09:01, Warwick McCall wrote:

> Proposed Change: Stear,  Oswald John (I19575)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I19575&tree=MP


> Description: Hi Ian


> I have a headstone at Hall for Oswald James STEAR, born 1875 dies 3

> Oct 1949.  Marriage to Clara Anderson 1897 Bathurst.  Wonder if this

> is the same person.  Happy to send photo if you like


> Warwick McCall

Hi Warwick,

I believe you are quite correct, I will amend our records.

A copy of the photo would be much appreciated.

Regards,  Ian



From: Don Hayes  

Sent: Thursday, 1 January 2015 10:57 AM

Subject: Proposed Change: Hays, Jane (I128869)


Proposed Change: Hays,  Jane (I128869)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I128869&tree=MP


Description: Jane Hayes daughter of Thomas Hayes & Mary Roach.


Don Hayes

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Noel
Sent: 2014-12-28 9:37 AM
Subject: Atten:- David Knox


Hello David, I recently came across the web page of the Monaro Pioneers, and I am interested as My wife’s maiden name was Howell,

Which you have many people of this surname listed.


Earlier this year we went to the Mitchell Library where I was allowed to read & assisted to copy, a short booklet (eight pages)

covering some of the people who settled in the area of Yass, (sometimes referred to Wargeila, Rye Park, or North Yass).

No copyright listed on this publication.

I can supply a copy of this booklet, from a scanned image if its expectable as a resource. As it mentions the Howell’s, Hassall’s, & Hume’s who apparently inter married in the early days.

(There is a connection to Hamilton Hume, the explorer, who is buried in the Yass Cemetery)

To Glean the detail from this booklet is a bit of a job as it tends to wander a little.


Please let me Know how to, or who I need to send a copy of this booklet to.


Regards  Noel McDonald

Date: - 28 December 2014

Hi Noel,


Happy New Year.


Thank you for the offer and yes we would be most interested in obtaining a copy of this document which will allow the Howell’s, Hassall’s, & Hume family’s information to be updated.


It would be most useful for us to incorporate into the Monaro Pioneer’s website if it could be supplied as a file rather than as a hard copy document. Is this an option ?



David Knox

Newsletter Editor

Monaro Pioneers

Hi Noel,

Could you please send a copy of the Book to me and I will use it to update our database.

Regards,  Ian



From: Kerry Hayes

Sent: Thursday, 1 January 2015 1:43 AM

Subject: Proposed Change: Ebzery, William (I73384)


Proposed Change: Ebzery,  William (I73384)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I73384&tree=MP


Description: My mother Jean Ebzery is the third youngest child born to William and Gladys Ebzery.

In total there was 13 children.

My mum Jean and her two younger sisters were sent to live in a orphanage when their mother died in 1939. ..my mum was 9yrs old at the time.

This is a list of of her brothers and sisters that Mum gave me.

Cecil, Ray(Raymond), Laurie, Melba,Eric..B:22.08.1902 D:24.08.1902, Ernie (Ernest),Ronnie (Ronald), Jean (my mum the last surviving child), Noelene, Thomas(died when Nan's appendix went), Twin boys died in the tubes...Don't know what they were named? ?

Kerry Hayes

Thank you Kerry,

Regards,  Ian



From: Chris Livingstone
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 5:35 PM
Subject: Your Site

Hello again Ian,


I recently discovered more of my ancestors and few are born in Oberon and O’Connell Plains. Is that really in Cooma/Monaro area? So I see many Walshs in your site but I need to confirm with you as many are buried in Bulli.


Thank you for your time and your assistance,

Warm Regards,  Chris Livingstone
Hi Chris,


No, Oberon and O'Connell Plains are not part of the Eden Monaro region.  However, if we receive information in the form of family trees that does include individuals or families from those areas and have a connection with EM region, if only tenuous, we are happy to add them to our database.


Our website specifically focuses on the Eden Monaro region but our database includes families and individuals from adjoining regions, northern and western NSW and interstate as well. 


Regards,  Ian


From: Jo Evans

Sent: Wednesday, 31 December 2014 8:21 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Morton, Una L. (I77060)


Proposed Change: Morton,  Una L. (I77060)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I77060&tree=MP


Description: Date of death, Una Lilian Evans (nee Morton) was 13 December

1984  (I have her funeral booklet and also obituary and the gravestone to verify).  She was interred at Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery after a service at St Stephens Presbyterian Church.  This church was built by the Morton family (among others).  I can provide some reference material on this.


Una and Alec Evans had one son David Evans b 22-01-1941 died 20 -09-2014


I will compile a description of descendants from there and provide to you.

Also on the church. 


With many thanks for your efforts.  What a marvellous site.


Jo Evans

Hi Jo,

Thank you for the kinds words and additional information.

Regards,  Ian



On 31/12/2014 00:06, Valma Hick (nee Douch) wrote:

> Proposed Change: Tindall,  Gordon Wilfred (I82910)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I82910&tree=MP


> Description: Death Date for No:I82910 - Tindall, Gordon Wilfred

>    1st April 2014, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia


> Valma Hick (nee Douch)


Regards,  Ian



On 31/12/2014 00:47, Valma Hick (nee Douch) wrote:

> Proposed Change: Douch,  Janice (I327187)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I327187&tree=MP


> Description: Death Date for No: I327187 - Douch, Janice... 10th

> October 2007, Canberra Hospital, ACT, Australia.


> Valma Hick (nee Douch)


Regards,  Ian


From: Carlene Harris
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 5:36 PM
Subject: Bombala, Delegate gravestones

Hi Ian,


On a recent trip through the Monaro into Victoria I visited the Nimmitabel, Bombala and Delegate Cemeteries.  I collected about 450 photos from the cemeteries.


Obviously too many to email to you, so i presume a CD or DVD would be ok?


Many of the gravestones have a lot of information on them, sometimes it is in the Monumental Subscriptions Book and at times it’s not.


Most of the photos are listed in the book that we both have.


What is the best way for me to name each file.  Is it surname, other name(s), death date, number in book?  Is it okay for you to get the other information from your book or from the photo?


Please advise


Belated merry xmas and I hope you have a happy new year.


Regards Carlene

Hi Carlene,

Wow, thanks for the offer, naturally I would love to receive these additional photos.


The best way for you to name each file is Surname, Given Names Year of death  i.e.  Smith, John James 1850 (Please capitalise the first letter of surname and each given name)


If you can put all the photos for a particular cemetery in a separate directory named for that cemetery e.g.  all Nimmitabel graves in a directory called Nimmitabel etc.


That way I will know the name of each person in a specific cemetery and it will make it very easy for me to upload to the database and make the necessary linkages.


A CD or DVD is fine, whatever is appropriate…


Once again please let me express my sincere gratitude for your wonderful generosity and support.


Regards,  Ian



From: Brenda Reynolds
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 2:47 PM
Subject: Re Ford Family

Hello Ian


Just a correction for Samuel Windover Ford, born 27/12/1850 Sydney NSW, Bapt. Feb 1851, died 21/8/1921 North Parramatta NSW, buried 22/8/1921 Rookwood Cemetery NSW. He married Elizabeth Baldwin and they had 3 children. Samuels parents were John Ford born 6/3/1815 Exeter Devon England, died 27/4/1853, buried 28 /4/1853 St Thomas Church Yard Enfield NSW married Jane Windover born 27/8/1812 26/7/1881 Parramatta NSW, buried 27/7/1881 St Thomas Church Yard Enfield. They had 6 children.

My Great Grandmother was the first born of the six and she was born Exeter Devon England, married Thomas Henry Eades and had 12 children.


I can back up my information via certificates and other material.


You have other information which is incorrect on the for the Ford family, happy to send copy of my work.


Regards,  Brenda Reynolds

Hi Brenda,

Thank you for the information, we would be most grateful for any further additions and/or corrections you can provide.

Regards,  Ian



On 29/12/2014 11:12, Peter Courtney wrote:

> Comments: I am a descendant of Daniel Tindall's grandson, Daniel

> William who married Catherine Doran in Goulburn in 1861.


> On Catherine's immigration record she is listed as a 27 y.o. single

> female and her parents are listed as John and Margaret living in

> Marshalls Town, Co. Wexford.


> As per your records, I presumed her father's name to be John Doran.  I

> have just purchased Daniel William and Catherine's marriage

> certificate.  On this her status is given as widow.


> Do any of your members have any more information re this previous

> marriage and her maiden name if not Doran.


> Any help would be greatly appreciated.


> Regards,  Peter Courtney

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the information, everything we have is displayed on our website but this email will appear in our next newsletter and perhaps one of our readers may be able to help.

Regards,  Ian



From: Glynis Bailey
Sent: Saturday, 27 December 2014 9:13 PM
Subject: Laurie Mugridge

Hello Ian

I'm hoping you can help.

On the 16th December 2010 you received an email from Laurie Mugridge looking for family related to Hugh Mugridge who was my great grandfather.

If you still have a contact number or email address I would be grateful.

Kind regards,  Glynis

Hi Glynis,

Sorry, I no longer have the original email unfortunately.  This email will appear in our next newsletter and perhaps that will bring forth the information for you.

Regards,  Ian



From: Lawrence Paul Byron

Sent: Sunday, 21 December 2014 11:44 AM

Subject: Proposed Change: Thompson, William (I14467)


Proposed Change: Thompson,  William (I14467)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I14467&tree=MP


Description: 5  Jenkins, Eveline "Halstead"

    b. 21 May 1898 d. 20 Jul 1976

    married Stokes, Alice Esther  b. 19 Dec 1895 d. 1962


according to the William Thompson family 1792-1866, I am wondering if someone has got this wrong because it was illegal for the same sex to get married and have children


regards,  Lawrence Byron

Hi Lawrence,

Eveline Halstead Jenkins was a Male.

Regards,  Ian


From: June Love
Sent: Sunday, 14 December 2014 4:28 PM
Subject: Opportunity to see some pics

Hi Ian




I believe the above is the hotel at Wyndham which was owned at one time by the Love family.


It is currently on the market, and the pics may be of interest to some of the members of the Monaro Pioneers website.


Best regards,  June Love


From: suzanne lawrence

Sent: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 4:51 PM

Subject: Braidwood

Hi Ian I get your newsletter and am descended from the Dooners and Keens who were in Braidwood and surrounds in late 1800's into early 1900's


I wonder if you could advise me on who to contact about unmarked graves at the cemetery. I am planning a visit, but have seen online that the graves relating to my ancestors are all unmarked. I would like to try to find out where they are.


Could you also tell me if there was or is any churches at Colombo? I have a marriage certificate listing that place.


Thanks Suzanne=

Hi Suzanne,

I personally don't know who you should contact but the local council or History Society would be a good starting point.  Again I don't know of any churches at Colombo but quite often marriages took place in private residences when churches were not available.

Regards,  Ian



Subject: Proposed Change: Covington,  Sydney (I67445)

Date: 09/12/2014 13:15

From: jim walford


Proposed Change: Covington,  Sydney (I67445)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers




Description: Hi Ian

Sydney also enlisted in the 2WW where he died his regimental No N389458 Rank Private severed with 2 Garrison Battalion Enlistment 6Feb1942 Died 11 may 1942 Record available WW2 Nominal Roll


Regards,  jim walford



On 09/12/2014 13:22, jim walford wrote:

> Proposed Change: Burton,  Jessie May (I67438)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:

> http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I67438&tree=MP


> Description: Death Jessie may Burton Covington, Ian Jessie died 4 Sep

> 1989 Aged 91 Years at Tewantin Queensland Australia. Death Notice in

> Sydney Morning Herald 6 Sep 1989 also appears in Ryerson Index.


> jim walford

Thanks, Jim

Regards,  Ian


From: Max Rowe
Sent: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 1:08 PM
Subject: Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

Dear Ian,


About 3-4 months ago a film maker advertised in Monaro Pioneers for information/books about people living and working

in the Snowy Mountains


He should read a book titled


SNOWFRAUS The women of the Snowy Mountains Scheme  Author Kirsty McGoldrick


he could also try and contact Mrs Lauri NEAL who was a writer for the Snowy and I believe now lives in Sydney


I worked in Cooma for the S M A for 10 years during the construction period. I worked in Finance and then 5 years in Public Relations


I now live in Canberra




If you can find his email could you pass this on pls 

Thank you Max,

Regards,  Ian



From: Mrs Pamela Anne Summers
Sent: Saturday, 6 December 2014 6:58 PM
Subject: Gwendolyn Amy BALE born 1923 - painting

Dear Mr Harvey

I was interested to see in a catalogue of paintings for sale tomorrow at auction that there is a painting of the above  who is listed on the Monaro Pioneers database.  Perhaps a picture of the painting from the catalogue could be added to your database.  It seems a pity for such a thing not to be kept within the family but perhaps she has no living descendants who would be interested in having a painting of her.


You will find the catalogue for the Australian and International Art auction on Sunday 7 December at the Davidson Auctions website.  


Here is the painting:





Regards,  Pamela Summers

Thank you Pamela,

The photo of Gwendolyn has been added to her record in our database and will display against her name in our list of WW2 Enlistees.

Regards,  Ian

Thanks, Ian. It's a rather handsome portrait. Glad it could be used.

Regards,  Pamela 



Hi Maree,


My name is Ian Harvey and I am the website and database manager for the Monaro Pioneers Project.  My wife Lynette (nee Grant) is a direct descendant (ggggrandaughter) of Henry Grant and Janet Campbell via their eldest son Robert.  I have compiled and displayed on the MP site the family tree and historical information for Henry Grant and his descendants as well as his ancestors as far as I have been able to trace them thus far.  


I would be delighted to display details of your proposed Family Reunion on the MP site and David will be happy to include same in our newsletter.  The more detail the better to help prospective attendees understand the event and encourage attendance.


One point of correction though, Henry was born September 30th 1814 in Linlithgow, Scotland and baptised October 16 1814.  Thus the long weekend in 2015 will be the 201st anniversary of his birth.  You can see the baptism record for Henry displayed on our website attached to his database record.


I assume your father was Colin Clyde Grant and your mother was Annie Adelaide Copeland?  Can you tell me if your father is still alive?  Any details you can provide on your family would be very much appreciated?


Regards,  Ian Harvey

Monaro Pioneers Project.




A reunion of the descendants of Henry Grant Snr  1815 - 1881 is currently being planned (finally) for 2015 over the long weekend in October in Wyndham.

The year is significant as it turns out as it will be the 200th birthday of Henry Grant Snr Is it possible to have some information on this event included in the newsletter? I do have dates and events for that weekend if appropriate.

For your information and reference, I am the youngest child of Clyde and Annie Grant from Wyndham.

In anticipation of a reply.


Maree Haylock (Grant)



The purpose of this newsletter is four-fold:
1. To let people know about all our activities including: the "Back to Nimitybelle" Book and the Monaro Pioneers Website.
2. To collect email and postal addresses of as many people as we can, so that they may be invited to contribute to this archive.
3. To collect Historical information about the Monaro District and the Families that have lived there.
4. And most importantly the newsletter is a venue for people who have an interest in the district to keep in contact with each other.

This newsletter is published by the Monaro Pioneers Editor on behalf of all those folk who are interested in the history of the Monaro.

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