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2016 Number 1




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Thanks for your interest in the project.


There has been progress on some fronts that will be of interest to monaro readers.


The most exciting discovery if the low cost GIS mapping now available to describe and document historic cemeteries. This is done by Vision Communicators P/L  from  Dubbo using cameras mounted on low altitude drones. The cameras can pinpoint and locate with GIS Coordinates objects (plots or gravestones )on the ground, and these can be referenced with council records of headstones and historical burial sites.


Such maps have been produced for a number of historic cemeteries in the Bega Shire, and the Snowy River Shire is considering coverage of their historic cemeteries.


The mapping contact is Ian Harvey.  I am happy to work with Ian to describe how my group will work with Ian to produce maps and a user interface or dashboard make the information accessible to your readers.








On 5/01/2016 7:36 AM, David Knox wrote:

> Hi Bill,


> Wondering if you would have an update on this project for our readers.


> Thanks

> David Knox

> Newsletter Editor

> Monaro Pioneers





> From: Bill Leane

> Sent: Friday, 3 July 2015 9:42 AM

> To: Projectteam@monaropioneers.com

> Subject: Adaminaby , Old Adaminaby and Dalgety cemetery records.


> Hi,


> This note is to advise that the Lake Eucumbene (Adaminaby and Old Adaminaby) , and Dalgety Chambers of Commerce have agreed to a joint project to make the cemetery records of those districts available on a searchable website. This facility will have the best available council records, and a plot location tool to enable a precise location for the selected plot .  We will include a capacity for corrections etc, and an associated web-page for the placement of stories, photos, and documents related to the graves and internees, for use by family reunions, etc.

> We hope that this facility will enable modern generation to visit and take an interest  these historic locations , and provide a depth of engagement with place and personal connection that has not been available in the past.


> We have many visitors to our cemetery who are frustrated at the poor access to grave information, especially the location of unmarked graves.


> I am hopeful that we may be able to reach a wider community of interest with the support of your site. You may wish to offer advice on entering this undertaking.


> Thanks


> Bill


> Treasurer

> Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce






From: Cherie Carter

Sent: 5 February, 2016 7:30 AM
To: Ian Harvey
Subject: Monaro Pioneers (website) archived in PANDORA


Dear Ian,


Thank you for granting the National Library of Australia a copyright licence to include your website in the PANDORA Archive. As agreed this licence permits the Library to copy your publication into the Archive and to retain that copy and provide online public access to it in perpetuity.


I am delighted to inform you that your publication is now publicly available in the PANDORA Archive at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-156711


Access to your publication in the Archive is facilitated in two ways: via the Library’s online catalogue; and via subject and title lists maintained on the PANDORA home page http://pandora.nla.gov.au/index.html


Should the location of the title change, or should you decide to cease publication, we would appreciate it if you would advise us so that we can ensure all relevant data is archived.


If you wish you may indicate your archived status by using a PANDORA logo button or by incorporating a PANDORA search box in your website. The details on how to access these are at: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/publishers.html#logo


I would welcome any comments you may have regarding the presentation of your publication in the archive and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Thanks again.


Kind regards,  Cherie



On 04/02/2016 16:42, Susan wrote:

Proposed Change: Ward,  Emily (I61565)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I61565&tree=MP


Description: James & Emily had 4 children, Mabel, Molly, Linda (McLaren), and Lester John. Mabel and Molly were unmarried at the time of Emily's death.

Lester was born before they married, 10-6-1907 (21451/1907). He was in

WW2 (NX96532)

After James died, Emily married Frederick August BERGE in Qld 1937 (B29270).

Emily died 23-3-1945 and is buried in Lismore Cemetery (Catholic section)

Frederick August BERGE died 29-1-1945 @83 years, and is buried with Emily at Lismore Cemetery.




Regards,  Ian



From: Yvonne Brungs  

Sent: 4 February, 2016 11:43 AM

Subject: Re: Comments (Thompson, John James)


On 03/02/2016 23:40, Yvonne Brungs wrote:

Comments (Thompson,  John James): Is there anyone our there who may have a photos of this man - or can tell us if he had any children to his wife Linda Louisa Summerell. Maybe that family may hold an old photo or some more information?

I believe he may have three children from a relationship after Linda passed away. Does anyone know if he lived in Captains Flat after WWII?

Not sure where to turn for help.

Awesome site - so much work - amazing and thanks!


Yvonne Brungs

Hi Yvonne,

John James Thompson had 2 children with Linda ....


THOMPSON. John James   At Queanbeyan District Hospital, May 5, 1.963, late of Queanbeyan; dear father of Norma (Mrs. J. Jones), and Ken (Queanbeyan). Aged 60 years. Requiescat in pace.

Canberra Times.


As for any further family we have no information unfortunately and being so recent there is nothing online to help either.  We don't have any images either.  This email will appear in our next newsletter and perhaps one of our readers might be able to help.

Regards,  Ian



Dear Ian

I am so very  grateful for your assistance. I have attached a very old and not so clear photo taken in Foxlow Street Captains Flat back in the 1940's.

The small boy in the back ground is my husband known then as Michael John Thompson DOB 3 July 1946 - his only childhood photo) The women is his mother Amy Dunn (nee Hure) known as Thompson. One of the girls is Maureen (deceased) who was Amy's daughter from her first husband Colin Dunn in Maitland  but we wonder if the other girls could possibly be John James Thompson's daughter Norma whose Mum had passed away in 1942.  Maureen remembered  other children living in the house but not their names.  Amy and John James met when he was in the Army in WWII and at Maitland near Heddon Greta and after the war they moved to Captains Flat.  Amy was pregnant  with her fourth child in the early 1950's when she left John James Thompson and Captains Flat going to Sydney and adopting that child out before then going home to family in Maitland taking with her Maureen, my husband and his younger sister Judith DOB 1948.   Sadly Amy passed away only a year or so later - Maureen went to her father Colin Dunn and my husband and his sister younger sister Judith were placed in separate orphanages - Michael and Judith have been reunited many years then later with the sister Robyn who was adopted out.  Now three children are now seeking any information on their father and his relatives especially now they may have a half brother and sister with history to tell or perhaps a photo.  Your help is wonderful again Ian thank you and all those who have taken the time to assist with information.

Kind regards,   Yvonne



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 3 February, 2016 4:28 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Robinson, Alfred Cecil (I11080)


Proposed Change: Robinson,  Alfred Cecil (I11080)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I11080&tree=MP


Description: Died: Delegate Cottage Hospital, NSW Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis


Funeral: 6 Aug 1937 St Philip's Church of England, Delegate, NSW


Occupation: Carpenter


Married: Dorothy Genevieve INGRAM, 25 Jan 1936, at Canberra, ACT : ACT BDM 1936/80059326


Child: Gregory Cecil ROBINSON Born 1936


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian


From: Jo
Sent: 2 February, 2016 2:52 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Johnson, John Henry (I195049)

Proposed Change: Johnson,  John Henry (I195049)
Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Description: John Henry Johnson was born in Amsterdam, Holland according to
his son William James Johnson's birth certificate If you would like a copy
of that cert. please email me. William James Johnson is my


Thank you, and yes please.
Regards,  Ian

Hi Ian,

Here’s the copy of birth certificate of William James Johnson. 

Notice the father, John Johnson’s age. So it would seem he was born about 1844 (not 1830) in Rotterdam, Holland. He was not born in English Channel, and even his headstone has incorrect age! 

Additionally his parents would not be Thomas & Elisabeth Johnson.

I just ordered and received (today!) the marriage cert of John Johnson and Margaret Snare in the hope it would shed some light, but no, there’s a glaring omission of details including age and parents. I’ve also attached it, along with marriage cert of William Johnson to Dora Levis.

I’m trying to track down some our Johnson relatives, who I didn’t even know I had until a few weeks ago when I got the birth cert of William James Johnson! 

If you have any contacts or ideas, I’d really appreciate it.

Regards,  Jo





Thanks Jo,

All the information we have is available on our website.  This email will be included in the next newsletter so perhaps one of our readers will be able to help you.

Regards,  Ian



On 30/01/2016 14:46, Lynda Phillips wrote:

Proposed Change: Gowen,  Albert Leonard (I62435)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I62435&tree=MP


Description: From The Braidwood Review & District Advocate, 25 September 1923:


THE TORNADO.  GREAT DESTRUCTION IN THE DISTRICT.  Our report last issue of the great windstorm on Thursday was necessarily incomplete.  Later details show that from one end of the district to the other a great deal of damage was done.  The accident to the three young boys in Braidwood by the collapse of the front parapet wall and the verandah in front of the business places of Messrs E G Morris and O Hunt in Braidwood was unfortunately attended by fatal results.  The boy Albert Gowen, aged eight, who was admitted to the Hospital, died at half past 6 o'clock.  His right leg was fractured and he was suffering from internal injuries, from which he died.  Indeed, it is marvellous that he was not killed instantaneously.  There must have been over a ton of fallen bricks and cement on top of him.  One block alone weighed over half a ton.  That he was not smashed to a pulp is due to the fact that one of the rafters from the verandah dug into the footpath, and this supported the weight of the block to a great extent. 

When extricated he appeared cheerful enough.  Young Lupton was caught by the debris, but he was in such a position that the full weight of it escaped him.  He was only cut about the face, and suffered more from shock than anything else.  Young Hunt, who was forced through the window of his father's shop, escaped with a few scratches.  He was standing near the window, and when the parapet fell on to the verandah this was forced outwards to the street, so that very little of either the brick work of the parapet or the verandah fell close to him.  Two other boys of Mr Hunt's were also near the door, but their father caught them up from the door and dragged them inside.  A couple of other boys were under the verandah playing marbles with young Gowen, but they were close to the kerb line, and when they heard the noise they ran for their lives out on the street and managed to get away just in time to escape the falling mass of bricks, cement and woodwork.  Fortunately the verandah posts were only slotted into the cement bases, and as the parapet fell in it pushed the verandah outwards from the wall.  Had it not been for this fact the parapet would have fallen flat on to the roof of the verandah, in which case all the boys under it would probably have been crushed to death.  The deceased boy, it appears, was in the act of firing his marble at the ring when the calamity occurred.  It appears that this was a favorite rendezvous for lads playing marbles.  Prior to the fire bell ringing there were 12 or 15 boys engaged in the game under the verandah.  The others left to join those running in search of the fire, and did not return.  The news of the accident cast a gloom over the town.  Little Albert Gowen was a loveable little fellow, and a favorite with everybody who knew him, and was extremely popular amongst his school companions.  When it was learned that the boy had succumbed to the injuries he received a wave of sympathy went out to his bereaved parents and family.  His father, Mr H Gowen, was at Canberra, where he was employed on the construction works there.  The telegraph and telephone lines were disorganised as the result of the storm, and it was impossible to get the news of the fatality to him.  A car was despatched from Braidwood for him on Friday morning.  When he became aware of what had happened he was of necessity deeply shocked.  The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, his remains being interred in the Presbyterian cemetery.  A feature of the cortege was the presence of a large number of the pupils of the public school, who marched at the head of the procession under Headmaster Frank.

Many of them carried wreaths, while one from the school occupied a prominent place on the little coffin.  There were many damp eyes as the earth closed over the remains of the unfortunate little chap.  The Rev T H O'Dea officiated at the graveside.  A magisterial inquiry into the accident was held by Mr Howard, JP, in the absence of the Coroner, on Friday, when a verdict of accidental death was returned.  Young Lupton still remains in the Hospital, but he is practically all right again.  Young Hunt left the institution on Friday.


Lynda Phillips


Regards,  Ian



On 30/01/2016 14:28, Lynda Phillips wrote:

Proposed Change: Gowen,  Arthur George Finlay (I62443)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I62443&tree=MP


Description: From the Braidwood Dispatch & Mining Journal, 26 August 1927:


SHOOTING FATALITY.  Late yesterday afternoon Mr George Gowen, son of Mr H Gowen, of Jellamatong, was killed through the explosion of a gun which he was handling.  The deceased works at Canberra.  He was here on holidays.  It appears that yesterday morning the deceased sent his brother to Braidwood for a box of 480 calibre shot gun cartridges. 

After lunch he and his brother went out shooting on Jellamatong.  They remained away for about an hour and a half, arriving home at about 2.30 pm.  The deceased went into the bedroom, carrying the gun with him. 

According to his brother's statement he was taking a cartridge out of the gun, remarking that it was jammed.  He then went to get a book to read.  Shortly afterwards his brother heard a shot in the bedroom.  He called out, "What are you shooting there for?"  Receiving no answer, he went to investigate, and found his brother lying on the bed with the gun at his feet.  It is not known how the accident occurred.  The police are engaged making inquiries.  The inquest has been fixed for next Monday morning.  The deceased only arrived home rom Canberra on Wednesday morning.


Lynda Phillips


Regards,  Ian



From: Peter Willis
Sent: 27 January, 2016 4:58 PM
Subject: HENRY WILLIS MP58060 & Update on Catherine Wilson (MP13022)

Hi Ian 

On the 3rd December 2015 I received an email from a fellow Monaro Pioneer researcher, Judith, that provided the necessary linking for the validation as to the parentage of Henry Willis (MP58060). Many thanks for that information.


Family folklore understood Henry was orphaned at an early age. When Henry married Mary Ann in 1872, he recorded his mother as Emma Catherine Spong (mispelt as Spon) and that he was born in Melbourne. Although his age was not recorded, permission from the Legal Guardian was required being that both Mary & Henry were under the age of 21.


It occurred that Emma declared that she was a widow and on 26th November 1861, married Charles Buckland. At St Peters Parish Church, St Peters NSW


However Emma passed away on 28th September 1962. On her death certificate (2105/1862) the age of Henry was listed as 10 years old although Henry Willis was born in Melbourne on 29th January 1851. This explains why Henry also required consent to Marry from the Guardian as his correct age would have been 11yo.


Henry’s parents saw the marriage of William Willis & Emma Catherine Spong at Merton, Surrey, England on the 31st March 1839.

The couple came to Australia, reaching Port Melbourne on the THETIS in 1842. They were accompanied by their first born daughter EMMA.


A note for family members: It also confirms that there is an error on the official death records for Henry in relation to his father’s name & as to his correct age. Also the age on the headstone is incorrect by six years – something future family researchers will need to remember.


On a second matter Mary Ann Lindsay (MP58061):


Despite extensive research including calling up certificates from BDM-NSW on family members I have been unable to validate any ancestral information on her family with the exception of the burial date of her mother


The burial Certificate for he mother Catherine Wilson (MP13022) states:

Catherine Lindsay (Born Wilson) of Sydney 35 years Old was buried on 3rd May 1852. (When Died not stated)

The ceremony was performed at the Parish of St Andrews Scots Church by the Rev. J. McGarvie, Presbyterian Church.


I have located a Sydney newspaper article of the 7th August 1952 concerning a William Lindsay before the Sydney police court  who has six children. The children are in the care of the Grandparents. However the lack of further family detail in the article such as names or ages has prevented follow up investigation. But as the children were institutionalised four months later it is possible there is an association with the family.


Thank you,  Peter Willis

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



On 27/01/2016 11:16, janice Langan-Fox wrote:

> Proposed Change: Cavanagh,  Thomas (I121720)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:  http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I121720&tree=MP


> Description: I should say that Charles White, Ann's husband in

> Ireland, died in Ireland, so Ann was a widow when she came out with

> her infant 'Jane' on the ship Panama. I cannot find what happened to

> the infant who arrived with her in NSW...although I suspect it must

> have died after arrival. I need to do more research on this.


> janice Langan-Fox

Thank you Janice,

Please ignore my previous questions as this email has answered them.

Regards,  Ian



On 27/01/2016 11:06, Janice Langan-Fox wrote:

> Proposed Change: Family: Cavanagh,  Thomas/Meade,  Jane Susan (F35351)

> Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

> Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/familygroup.php?familyID=F35351&tree=MP


> Description: Thomas had 3 children (not 2):

> a daughter, who was the oldest child, named Ann. Ann married Charles

> White, prior to coming to Australia with her mother Jane and sister

> Honor and brother Patrick. Her married name was Ann White. After

> arriving in Queanbeyan to join her father Thomas, she subsequently

> married into my family: Langan - a Patrick Joseph Langan in Queanbeyan

> and got married in the local Catholic church.


> Janice Langan-Fox

Thank you Janice,

We do have the family of Patrick and Ann Langan in our database but now we can correctly link Ann with her parents.

Do you know when she was born and what vessel she immigrated on?

Regards,  Ian



On 24/01/2016 21:45, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Coppin,  Ellen (I23402)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I23402&tree=MP


Description: Former Rocky Crossing Pioneer Dies Mrs. Ellen Kelleher, a member of a Canberra district pioneering family, died yesterday in the Canberra Community Hospital at the age of 94.

Mrs. Kelleher was born at Ginninderra on June 4, 1863, the second daughter of John and Catharine Coppin, of Coppins Crossing.

She married Timothy Kelleher in Queanbeyan and was the mother of 11 children, five of whom are still living.

They are John Kelleher, of Bankstown, Patrick Kelleher, of Queanbeyan, Miss Eileen Kelleher, of Punchbowl, Mrs. R. West (Margaret), of Blakehurst, and George Kelleher, of Canberra. Mrs. Kelleher after her marriage lived at Rocky Crossing, near Tharwa, for more than 40 years.

For the past five years she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. West, in Blakehurst. She returned to Canberra on a visit about two weeks ago.

The funeral will take place in Queanbeyan tomorrow.

The Canberra Times, Wednesday 18 September 1957 page 2




Regards,  Ian



On 24/01/2016 20:35, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Coppin,  John (I164419)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I164419&tree=MP


Description: Story of shooting:






Regards,  Ian



From: Kerry Donaghy

Sent: 24 January, 2016 6:17 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Vaughan, Michael Edward (I336581)


Proposed Change: Vaughan,  Michael Edward (I336581)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I336581&tree=MP


Description: Hi Ian,

I thought it may be better to give you a bulk update, rather than one at a time.


Michael Vaughan (336581) is the brother of Honora (202778) & Mary Ann (140142). There were also 2 brothers, James (who may have died at Goulburn in 1874 but I’m still looking into that) and Edward, who died 13 Nov 1892 on the Ellison property at Braidwood. They came to Australia in 1853 with their parents, Patrick & Mary Ann (Annie). I am currently awaiting their mother’s death certificate to get some clarification as to what her maiden name was and, in particular, the ages of the children because there are discrepancies between the Immigration records and their recorded ages at death.


Patrick was a Constable at Eighteen-mile Hollow from at least 1857 and was the lock-up keeper there when Mary Ann died in 1863. He was dismissed as a Constable in 1864 but I have been having trouble tracking his movements since then, though he appears to have died before 1901.


Edward and Michael, possibly James as well, were boot makers. Edward had stomach cancer and drowned in a muddy puddle while visiting his sister and brother-in-law. It was assumed that he had either fainted or tripped and was too weak to save himself.


Michael was an Alderman for Moruya Council and served a term as Mayor.  He married Mary Anne Ryan on 13 Apr 1880 at St Patrick’s Church, Bega. I don’t believe that his middle name was Edward. It only appears on 2 BDM registrations for deaths of his children and was probably assumed by others because of his eldest son’s name. On their marriage certificate Mary Ann’s father’s name is stated as William (no mother’s name) but on her death registration it is shown as Thomas.


Michael died at Walker's Convalescent Home, Sydney on 27 Apr 1906 after several unsuccessful operations for a throat affliction. He was buried the following day at Rookwood in the Catholic Cemetery - Section: Grave Mortuary 2, Area: Q, Grave: 688.


Mary Anne Ryan was born c1860 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland and died at 11 Shaw Avenue, Kingsford on 19 Nov 1948. She was buried the following day at Botany Cemetery.


Their daughter, Annie (377025), was born on 16 Oct 1883 and died 22 Jun 1975 in Sydney (NSW BDM Index 15292/1975). She was married on 29 Sep 1915 at Sacred Heart Church, Kensington, New South Wales (NSW BDM Index 9364/1915) to Frederick John Canute (birth registered as Frederick Ernest Canute); born

17 May 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria (Vic BDM Index 10215/1877); died 6 Feb

1960 in Sydney (NSW BDM Index 6026/1960). They are both buried at Rookwood, Catholic Cemetery, Section: Mortuary 2, Area : 12 Grave : 2140.


Eileen (377026) was born 8 Apr 1886 and died 11 Aug 1973 at Bankstown. Did not marry.


Edmond James (377027) was born 30 Dec 1887 and died 9 Feb 1975 in Sydney.

Did not marry. Occupation: salesman


James Patrick (Jimmy) (377028) – born 11 Sep 1889, died 26 Nov 1954 at Tresside Avenue, Kingsford. Buried at Botany, Catholic Cemetery, RCAA - Roman Catholic FM AA – 1155. Did not marry. Occupation: Pastrycook


Madeline Margaret (377029) – born 2 Oct 1891, died 12 Oct 1948 at Prince Henry Hospital. Buried Botany Cemetery, RCBD - Roman Catholic FM BD – 818.

Did not marry. Occupation: teacher.


Gerald (377030) – born 28 Jul 1893, died 5 May 1973 at Newtown. Did not marry. Occupation: teacher.


Kind regards,  Kerry Donaghy

Thank you Kerry,

I shall await your additional input on the ages of the children.

Do you know the name of the ship the family arrived on?

Regards,  Ian



On 24/01/2016 12:35, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Cottam,  Francis Herbert (I211940)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:    http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I211940&tree=MP


Description: Shot his step father John Coppin, sentences to 5 years goal.

Then shot himself in 1912 over a girl it seems.


Have details of both if you want them.






Regards,  Ian



From: Kerry Donaghy

Sent: 24 January, 2016 3:08 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Mooney, Francis Patrick (I142488)


Proposed Change: Mooney,  Francis Patrick (I142488)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I142488&tree=MP


Description: Birth: 8 Oct 1889

Death: 11 May 1926, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick

Marriage: 12 Jul 1920, Central Mission, Methodist Church, Sydney

Military: (1) Enlisted 11 Aug 1914 – Private – No. 24 - Australian Naval and Military Expedition. Embarked HMAT A35 Berrima to proceed to German New Guinea. Discharged 4 Mar 1915. (2) Re-enlisted 18 Mar 1915 – Private – No.

1216 – 18th Batt. Embarked at Sydney 25 Jun 1915 aboard HMAT Ceramic A40.

Wounded at Gallipoli twice. Discharged at Sydney, medically unfit, 27 Sep 1916. (3) Re-enlisted 18 Oct 1917 – Private – No. 2644 – Railway Unit.

Discharged at Sydney 23 May 1919.

Other occupations: Tram Guard & Locomotive Fireman.


Kerry Donaghy


Regards,  Ian



On 23/01/2016 18:01, Susan wrote:

Proposed Change: Dean,  Winifred Eva (I349629)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I349629&tree=MP


Description: Winifred & James were married at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tumut 17-1-1942 (The Tumut and Adelong Times, 20-1-1942 page 2)

In the wedding announcement her name is Winifred Edith, but she always voted as Winifred Eva.




Regards,  Ian



On 23/01/2016 17:31, Susan wrote:

Proposed Change: Montgomery,  James William (I349628)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I349628&tree=MP


Description: James died 1985 (23128/1985)




Regards,  Ian



From: jim walford
Sent: 21 January, 2016 8:49 PM
Subject: Emailing: Marriage Cecil Mary Maria Moore Whitby.jpg


Hi Ian this should fill a few holes the same person Mary Martha Lillian Moore married William Henry Cockcroft ( Burgess ) and Cecil James Whitby unable to find her death and believe according to the Electoral rolls she may have been using Lillian as her Name.

Cecil James Whitby mother Sarah Jane Moore also known as Jane Marriage and Death the Monaro Webb page has her death as 1946 the NSW BDM has it as 1943 certificate No 2103/1943 is this correct you have done most of the research can you help with Mary Maria Lillian Whitby death


jim walford


Emailing: Marriage Cecil Mary Maria Moore Whitby.jpg



This album has 1 photo and will be available on OneDrive until 20/04/2016.

Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Marriage Cecil Mary Maria Moore Whitby.jpg
Thanks Jim,

I have amended the death record for Sarah Jane Moore. I am not able to find a death for Mary Martha Lillian Whitby either, she disappears from the Electoral rolls after 1963.  Another marriage perhaps?

Regards,  Ian



On 20/01/2016 12:23, Susan wrote:

Proposed Change: Gibbons,  Harry Alfred (I289966)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I289966&tree=MP


Description: Harold was born in Launceston, Tasmania 1857.

He died 26-5-1934 (Vic 4347/1934) at Brunswick, Victoria.

He is buried at Fawkner Cemetery




Regards,  Ian



From: Barbara Mostran

Sent: 20 January, 2016 5:04 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Logan, Elizabeth (I125645)


Proposed Change: Logan,  Elizabeth (I125645)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I125645&tree=MP


Description: Elizabeth Craigie ( nee Logan ) died at Sydney Quarantine Centre on the 19th November 1838 from typhus fever, her headstone is at the Sydney Quarantine Centre.


Barbara Mostran


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes Sent: 20 January, 2016 9:15 AM

Subject: Proposed Change: Basser-Silk, Patricia Ellen (I274167)


Proposed Change: Basser-Silk,  Patricia Ellen (I274167)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I274167&tree=MP


Description: Died: 17 January 2016, hospice, Pambula, NSW

Funeral: 27 January 2016 at St Clement's Anglican Church, Merimbula, NSW




The Funeral for the late Mrs Patricia Ellen CATERSON, of Tura Beach, will be held on Wednesday 27 January 2016, with a service commencing at 11.00AM, at St Clement's Anglican Church, Merimbula.              

This will be followed by a Private Cremation.


Sapphire Coast Funerals


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Warwick

Sent: 19 January, 2016 6:23 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Blewitt, Anne (I110445)


Proposed Change: Blewitt,  Anne (I110445)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I110445&tree=MP


Description: LDS record of marriage:


Name Samuel Elliot

Spouse's Name        Ann Bluit

Event Date     21 Nov 1843

Event Place    Queanbeyan, At Jerrabomberrra, New South Wales, Australia

Citing this Record


"Australia Marriages, 1810-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTCP-FMS : accessed 19 January 2016), Samuel Elliot and Ann Bluit, 21 Nov 1843; citing Queanbeyan, At Jerrabomberrra, New South Wales, Australia, reference ; FHL microfilm 993,954.




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From: jim walford
Sent: 18 January, 2016 3:51 PM
Subject: Emailing: Marriage William Mary Moore Burgess 1918.jpg, Marriage William Mary Moore Burgess 1916.jpg


Hi Ian

it appears this couple married twice 1 Presbyterian 1916, and roman catholic 1918 then divorced in 1929.

unable to find William’s 2nd marriage as such to Mildred. Keep looking



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On 12/01/2016 19:54, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Edith Emily (I93061)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I93061&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Date: 19 May 1920 at St Matthias' Church of

England, Bombala, NSW


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 June 1920 Page 1


Military Wedding.


St. Matthias's Church, Bombala, was artistically decorated with masses of white flowers and green ribbons (colours of the bridegroom's battalion) on Wednesday, 19th May, on the occasion of the marriage of Private H. Payne, only son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Payne, with Miss Edith Elton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elton, Quidong Station. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. D. D. Carruthers. The bride entered the church with her father, and looked charming in a gown of white crepe de chene, orange blossoms, and pearl trimmings, with the usual wreath and veil worn cap fashion, and a beautiful bridal bouquet, with streamers of battalion colors (the gift of Mrs. Sautelle, of Burnima). The bridesmaids were Misses Myrtle and Madge Elton, who wore embossed net frocks, with mob caps, and carried battalion streamered bouquets (also the gift of Mrs. Sautelle). Mr. A. Elton was best man, and Mr. J. Elton groomsman. After the ceremony, at the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Elton, a large number of guests assembled at the wedding breakfast at the School of Arts, where a large wedding bell was suspended with battalion colours. Later Mr. and Mrs. H. Payne left for Sydney where their honeymoon was spent.

The bride's, travelling dress was navy tricoline, black cush velvet hat, with touches of gold trimmings.

The following wedding presents were received Mr. and Mrs. Payne, silver jewellery box; Mr. and Mrs. Norris, silver hot water jug ; Mr. and Mrs. Elton, linen ; Mr. and Mrs. Sautelle, cheque ; Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, cheque ; Mr. and Mrs. E. Norris, silver vases ; Mr. F. Miffer, silver cake dishes ; Miss L. Payne, silver hand mirror ; Miss E. Norris, silver butter dish ; Mrs. F. Nicholson, silver vases ; Mr. and Mrs. W. Niven, gold brooch and silver shaving mug and brush ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Turnbull, afternoon tea set ; Miss Morgan, table lamp ; Mr. and Mrs. O. Elton, coffee set ; Mr. and Mrs. W. Douch, cake dishes ; Mr. and Mrs. Sage, silver butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. Stokes, silver afternoon tea set ; Mr. G. Haggar, set carvers in case ; Mr. Stan. Norris, butter dish and sugar basin ; Miss R. M'Kay, fruit dish ; Mr. and Mrs. A. Elliott, cheque ; Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, afternoon teaset ; Mr. H. Dawson, afternoon teaset ; Mr. and Mrs. W. Beileiter, set of silver spoons ; Mr. and Mrs. O. Kellond, salad bowl and set ; Mr. and Mrs. White, honey jar and cake dish ; Mr. and Mrs. B. Atkins, silver bread fork and jam spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Brownlie, silver pickle jar and stand ; Mr. and Mrs. Toms, afternoon tea set ; Mr. and Mrs. Newport, silver honey jar and spoon; Miss White, cut glass cake dish ; Mr. and Mrs. C. Hardaker, set of glass dishes; Mr. J. Ingram, tea pot and ice-cream tumblers ; Mr. and Mrs. Bonny, honey jar and jam dishes ; Mr. A. Elton, clock ; Mrs. Sams, linen ; Miss G. Beileiter, pen painting; Mr. Boland, honey jar and spoon ; Miss I. Elton, hand-painted tray and afternoon tea set ; Mr. and Mrs. R Helmers, silver butter dish ; Miss Q. Elton, Duchess set ; Miss M. Elton, eiderdown.


Gregory McInnes


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On 17/01/2016 19:19, Susan wrote:

Proposed Change: Higgins,  Eliza (I144710)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I144710&tree=MP


Description: Eliza married Thomas Richard DENHAM in Queensland 1914


Thomas died in Bowraville 22-6-1940 (8605/1940) I dont know if Sidney Richard Denman-Miller is his son or Peter William Millers.




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On 16/01/2016 21:14, Robin Ingram wrote:

Proposed Change: Ingram,  Charles Thomas (I9396)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I9396&tree=MP


Description: incorrect information for WW1 as great great grandpop according to the war memorial information was 28 when he joined.


Robin Ingram

Hi Robin,

Obviously, the information we have been provided was incorrect and the Charles Thomas Ingram who served in WW1 was not this Charles Thomas Ingram.  I will amend our records accordingly.

Regards,  Ian



From: jim walford
Sent: 15 January, 2016 4:44 PM
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Ian here is the Death info for william Henry Burgess 2nd wife



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From: jim walford]
Sent: 15 January, 2016 3:59 PM
Subject: Emailing: William Cockcroft Burgess.jpg, Death William Cockcroft Burgess.jpg

Ian ,

attached Death a Burial reference for William Henry Cockcroft Burgess who married Mary M.L. Moore and later Mildred Skipper am still looking for marriage details and Mary Death/Divorce

jim walford

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On 14/01/2016 23:35, Kerry Donaghy wrote:

Proposed Change: Vaughan,  Mary V. (I377031)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I377031&tree=MP


Description: Name: Mary Victoria Vaughan;

DOB: 22 June 1897;

DOD: 30 December 1990;

Ashes interred at Woronora Cemetery - LL Rose Garden 1, position 224;

Marriage: 8 July 1922;

Spouse: Donald Pearson Hodgson (born 31 December 1900 North Sydney - died 25 March 1937 Pacific Highway, Peats Ferry (near Brooklyn) NSW - > car accident)

Children: Clifford Pearson Hodgson (died 25 June 2013) and Peter Wilson Hodgson (died 6 July 1979)


Kerry Donaghy


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On 14/01/2016 19:25, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Ward,  Margaret Catherine (I2917)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I2917&tree=MP


Description: Died: 30 October 1938 at the home of her daughter Alma, Bombala


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 November 1938 Page 2 OBITUARY An old and highly respected identity of the district passed away on Sunday last in the person of Mrs. Margaret Catherine Groves, aged 81.  Deceased was the widow of the late Joseph Groves, who died 25 years ago after an honoured life of over 60 years in the district. She had enjoyed comparatively good health up till quite recently. Born at Cooma, being formerly a member of the Ward family of that district, her father at one time having conducted a hotel there, deceased married Joseph Groves 61 years ago, the marriage ceremony taking place in the historic old Church of England recently restored in the Cooma neighbourhood. Their home was immediately established at "Woodbine," Delegate road, Bombala, where they engaged in farming pursuits. Mrs. Groves occupied the same house throughout her long residence here, coming to the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Elton, when failing health demanded the care of friends. There she passed away as stated. She was the honoured mother of fourteen children, nine daughters and five sons, all of the daughters and two sons surviving her, namely, Mrs. Telfer (Strathfield), Mrs. A. Alcock (Bemboka), Mrs. C. Elton (Bombala), Mrs. Jack Nicholson (Bombala), Mrs. Gough (Windsor), Mrs. Bowd ( Wilberforce) , Mrs. Ashes (Roseville), Mrs. Stewart (Sydney), Mrs. Watson (Melbourne) and Messrs Herbert (Singleton) and Oswald (Wyong). General sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement. The funeral on Monday was largly attended, the Rev. E. M. Cutcliffe officiating at the graveside.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 14 January, 2016 7:36 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Rayner, Rupert William (I10749)


Proposed Change: Rayner,  Rupert William (I10749)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I10749&tree=MP


Description: Married in St Matthias' Church of England, Bombala


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 27 May 1938 Page 3




Iris, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  W. Yelds, of Bombala, and Rupert, third son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Rayner, of Bombala, were married in St.

Matthias Church, Bombala, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. E. M. Sutcliffe.

The church was beautifully decorated by Mrs. Charles Elton.

The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in her white silk georgette and angelskin lace frock. Her embroidered tulle veil, which was kindly lent by Mrs. W. Baker, of Waverley, was held in place by a halo of tulle and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums, stocks and pale pink roses, tied with tulle. 

Miss Beryl Sullivan, cousin of the bride, acted as train-bearer, and was frocked in pink tulle over satin with bonnet to match, and carried a basket of mauve stock tied with mauve tulle.

The bride was attended by her two cousins, Miss Marion Yelds and Miss Edna Sullivan, as bridesmaids. Miss Marion Yelds, chief bridesmaid, wore a frock of green angelskin lace over satin, with juilette cap to match, and carried a bouquet of pale pink and red carna- tions tied with green tulle; and Miss Edna Sullivan wore a frock of gold angelskin lace over satin, with juilette cap to match, and she carried a bouquet of gold chrysanthemums and pale pink stocks tied with gold tulle. The bouquets were also made by Mrs. Charles Elton. 

Mr. Des Toms acted as best-man, and Mr. Raymond ("Jock") Stewart as groomsman.

Mrs. Carl Elton played "The Wedding March" and Mrs. Don Kennedy sang "The Crown."

After the ceremony the reception was held in the parish hall. The mother of the bride, who was frocked in brown and wore a shoulder posy of cream roses, and the mother of the bride groom, who was frocked in black and wore a shoulder posy of autumn tones, received the guests. Many beautiful presents were received, including the two-decker wedding cake, which was a gift and made by the mother of the bride.

The happy young couple left by car for Sydney, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride travelling in a black tailored costume with hat and shoes to match.

Mr. and Mrs. Rayner intend to make their future home in Bombala.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 13/01/2016 22:11, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Ahern,  William James (I120150)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I120150&tree=MP


Description: Born 1916 Bungendore #51309




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On 13/01/2016 22:06, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Davis,  Arthur Henry (I9171)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I9171&tree=MP


Description: Died: 6 June 1927


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 6 June 1930 Page 1



DAVIS   In fond memory to our dear bro- ther, Arthur, who died June 6th, 1927.

Remembrance is a golden chain,

That links us till we meet again.

Inserted by his brother and sisters.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 13/01/2016 20:58, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Dunn,  Eva May (I5715)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I5715&tree=MP


Description: The following newspaper article suggests a marriage date of

14 April 1919.


The Delegate Argus (NSW) Thursday 17 April 1919 Page 2



On Monday afternoon last the wedding took place of Alfred John, only son of Mr and Mrs. A. Eppelstun, and Eva M., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Dunn. The ceremony was performed at the residence of Miss Campbell, "HomedaIe,'' Delegate, the Very Rev. Dean Norris being the officiating clergyman. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress, of flesh-colored crepe-de-chene, bodice hand-embroidered crepe-de-chene and ninon over shadow lace, hat to match Miss Campbell wore steel grey taffeta, with embroidered and satin trimmings, and a black and pink hat trimmed with pink velvet foliage. Miss Eppelstun wore cream crepe-de-chene with embroidered and satin trimmings, and a cream straw hat with cream satin trimmings. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold bangle, and the bride's present to the bridegroom was a pair of sleeve links. Mr. Norman McDonald was best man. The newly-married couple left the same evening for Bega, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride wore a travelling costume or grey tweed, with furs and a black and velvet hat. We offer the young couple our best wishes for their happiness.


Gregory McInnes


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On 13/01/2016 20:24, gregory wrote:

Proposed Change: Kellond,  Charles Maurice (I2268)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I2268&tree=MP


Description: Married: 17 September 1884 in the Presbyterian Manse, Bombala


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 21 September 1934 (page 1)


Golden Wedding.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kellond celebrated their "Golden Wedding" last Monday, the 17th September. The celebration ceremony will be held at Christmas time when the family will be gathered together, it being found impossible for them to leave their work in other parts to come along at the present time.

Mr. and Mrs. Kellond were married at Bombala on the 17th September, 1884, by the Rev. William Gardner, at the Presbyterian Manse. Their own Minister was away at the time and he arranged with Mr. Gardner to take the ceremony. Mrs. Kellond was then Miss Emily Elton, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Charles Elton.

There were four bridesmaid : Miss Stevenson (now Mrs. C. T. Cotterill), Miss Ingram (late Mrs. Alf. Epplestun), Miss Rachael Ingram (now Mrs. Charles Cootes), and Miss Sophie Elton (sister of the bride, and now Mrs. W. Douch). The best man was Mr. Henry Elton, brother of the bride.

Their family consists of five sons and four daughters. The sons are: William, Arthur, Charles, Cecil, Adrian. The daughter : Mrs. Robert Atkins, Mrs. Arthur Toms, Mrs. W. Cowell, and Mrs. T. Ryan. They have 20 grand-children, and 4 great grand-children.

Mr. and Mrs. Kellond are both natives of Bombala, and have lived here all their lives. Mr. Kellond was born 75 years ago, and Mrs. Kellond 69.

Mr. Kellond claims that he is the oldest resident native of Bombala, and we don't know of anyone to dispute the title with him. He has some interesting reminiscences of the olden days on Monaro, and tells of the time when as a blacksmith's apprentice to the late Mr. Hart (Mr. M. Hart's father) he shod the horses of the notorious bushrangers, Ned and Dan Kelly. This was in the seventies, when he was between 19 and 21 years of age. The Kellys were drovers and came through here droving cattle.

One of them, Dan, had a very nice pony which he entered in the Bombala Show. This was shortly before they took to the bush.




Regards,  Ian



On 13/01/2016 19:33, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Ingram,  Freda (I316150)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I316150&tree=MP


Description: Full Name: Freda Isabel RICHTER


Born 1915, Burwood, NSW to Florence Sohia HATCHETT (I128836) and George Edward RICHTER (I128855) NOT Charles Campbell ELTON. NSW BDM 1915/30646


Married: Ernest Robert Driver, 1936, Bombala, NSW; NSW BDM 1936/13911


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 20 April 1934 Page 1 ENGAGEMENT.

THE engagement is announced of Freda Isabel, daughter of the late Mr. G. E. Richter, A.I.F., and Mrs. C. C. Ingram, of Hillview, Bombala, to Ernest Robert, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Driver, of Whetstone, Middlesex, England.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 13/01/2016 13:26, Kaye Bedingfield wrote:

Proposed Change: Kennedy,  B.W. (I60426)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I60426&tree=MP


Description: Please change Brian William Kennedy to deceased.

He passed away on 14/11/2015 at Sir William Hudson Nursing Home in Cooma.  Brian was buried in the lawn cemetery at Bombala on 20th November 2015. He had dementia, and was 69.


Kaye Bedingfield

Hi Kaye,

Thank you for letting us know,

Regards,  Ian



On 13/01/2016 12:40, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Jones,  Elsie L. (I22693)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I22693&tree=MP


Description:  OBITUARY


Mrs Elsie Leah Southwell

The death of Mrs Elsie Leah Southwell on June 25 has removed another link with the pioneer families of this district. Mrs Southwell, 86, was a daughter of the late Frederick Thomas Jones and Florence Jones, nee Rich. Her grandfather, Thomas Jones, an early resident of Ginninderra, was a carpenter, sawyer and shingle splitter. He suplied the shingles for the roof of the Church of St John the Baptist, Canberra.

Her grandfather on her mother's side, Alfred Mainwaring Rich, conducted a private school at Ginninderra in the early 1880s.

Mrs Southwell's husband, Mr Frederick Silas Southwell, of 'Fern Hill', Canberra, died in 1968. He was a son of George Edward Southwell, and Ann Southwell, nee McIntosh.

His grandfather, John Southwell, was one of the Southwell brothers who migrated to Australia from England last century and settled in the Canberra district.

Mrs Southwell lived in the Canberra district all her life. At the age of 14 she took up employment as a maid at Ginninderra homestead for Mrs E. G. Crace, her father being employed by Mr Crace. When the Crace family moved to Gungahlin about 1916 she went with them and continued in their employment until she wed in 1918.

In her younger days she was an expert horse-woman, and was a member of the early Ainslie Tennis Club, which had its first court near the Old Canberra Inn. When St Ninian's Presbyterian Church was re-opened in 1942 Mrs Southwell undertook the care of it and the cleaning for the monthly services. She continued to provide this service for 14 years till she and her husband moved to Turner in 1956.

Mrs Southwell is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Ewen MacKinnon, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, five sisters, Mabel (Mrs Jim Swan), Belle (Mrs Fred Hill), Lydia (Mrs Ted Lanham), Vona (Mrs Tom Kercher) and Daphne (Mrs Jack Ross), and two brothers, Lionel and Cyril.

The Canberra Times, Friday 9 July 1982 page 11




Regards,  Ian



On 12/01/2016 21:18, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elliott,  Laura (I173213)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I173213&tree=MP


Description: Married: 27 December 1934 in St Mary's RC Church, Bombala, NSW


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 19 January 1934 Page 1



At St. Mary's Church, Bombala, on the 27th December, Rev. Father McGee solemnised the marriage of Miss Laura Elliott, second daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. W. J. Elliott, Bombala, to Mr. John Elton, only son of Mr. and Mrs. James Elton, Aston.

The bride was charmingly frocked in a gown of cream georgette and silk lace, and wore a cut tuille veil and coronet of orange blossoms, lent by Mrs. R. Patterson, Condoblin, and carried a beautiful bouquet given by Mrs. J. C. Maslin. She was given away by her father.

Miss Flo Elton, sister of the bridegroom, as bridesmaid was frocked in cream morocain, with green hat and, shoes to tone, and carried a bouquet of roses, sweet peas, and maiden-hair fern. Nan Elliott, sister of the bride, as flower girl, was dressed in a similar costume to the bridesmaid, and carried a basket of roses, sweet peas, and maiden hair fern. The brides maid's flowers were also the gift of Mrs. Maslin. Mr.

Austin Elliott, uncle of the bride, was best man.

The church was beautifully decorated by friends of the bride, while Miss Veronica Povey presided at the organ.

The reception was held at the Globe Hotel, where a large number of relatives and friends assembled. Later the happy couple left by car for the coast, where the honeymoon was spent.

The bride travelled in a navy ensemble relieved with white, hat and shoes to match.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 12/01/2016 18:50, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  John Roland (I44524)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I44524&tree=MP


Description: Baptised: 30 August 1896 St Matthias' Church of England, Bombala, NSW


WWI AIF Nominal Roll Details:

John Roland ELTON


Regimental No:                            430

Rank on Enlistment:            Private

Age at embarkation:           20

Occupation:                       Labourer

Marital Status:                             Single

Address at date of enlistment:       Iris St, Bombala, NSW

Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Emily Elton of Iris St Bombala, New South Wales

Religion: CofE

Date of Enlistment: 28.01.1916

Rate of Pay (before embarkation) per diem 5s , After embarkation 5s per day of which 3s allotted in Aust (to his mother), 1s per day additional paid on completion of service.


Unit name: 9th Infantry Brigade, 36th Infantry Battalion "B" Company.

Embarkation Details: Unit embarked on the ship "HMAT Beltana" ship no

A72 on 13/05/1916 from Sydney. Disembarked Devonport 9/07/1916.

Proceeded to France from Southampton 02/11/1916.


War service on the Western Front


Sick to Hospital 18/08/1917 from Belgium. Returned to unit 6/08/1917.

Suffering from severe Shell Shock and wounds to left leg 4/10/1917 from France/Belgium, sent to London England 9/11/1917. Transfered to Graylingwell 17/09/1918 condition "Mild".


Embarked for Australia:                6/10/1919.

Unit from Nominal Roll:                 Australian Infantry Depots

Discharged:                       17/01/1920.


War Medals:                      British War Medal no. 42364 , Victory Medal No. 41740


Family/military connections: Brother: 543 Pte William Henry ELTON, Army

Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 15 March 1918 Page 2


Our Boys at the Front

Pte. Jack Elton, in a letter to his mother, written from Birmingham, England, on the 14th November, 1917, says he had a bit of a trying time in France, but after six weeks rest in hospital was well on the mend again. He was in an American hospital in France for a month, where he had first-class treatment, and after he could get about was sent to England. "This is my first time away from shell fire for twelve months.

I had a bit of a shaking up in the battle of Messines. I suppose you saw the account of our victory in the paper. I only lasted four and a half days at the battle of Ypres before I got blown up by a heavy shell. I was buried for a bit but was very lucky to escape without a hit and only a few bruises. You cant imagine the sight of a battle-field - it is beyond describing. Hundreds of dead and dying lie everywhere- it is awful to look at, but one gets so excited in the charge he does not notice it. I was quite in my glory when we went for the Germans on the 4th October, especially when I saw them on the run. They wont face our bayonets too well. I was in charge of a Lewis gun, which fires about 800 shots a minute, and when they started to run away from us I took up a good position and opened fire on them. I fired eight magazines and I must say I accounted for a good many. What were not shot were taken prisoners. Of course there were several Lewis guns there besides the one I had. They are known as the most useful weapon in this war."


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 11/01/2016 15:52, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Ida May (I50938)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50938&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Notes: Family 2


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 25 February 1921 Page 1


The marriage of James William White and Ida May Elton, both of Bombala, was solemnised in, St. Mary's Church, Bombala, on Thursday, by the Rev. Father Roche. The wedding breakfast was held at the residence of Mr. Andy Alton, father of the bride, where a number of guests were entertained. Father Roche presided, and the usual toasts were honored.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 11/01/2016 15:45, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Arthur Henry (I50940)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50940&tree=MP


Description: Ian, not sure if you want to replace the information already applied against Arthur's Military details with the information below as some of it will be duplicated.


Military WWI


Arthur ELTON

Regimental number:  2146

Religion: Church of England

Occupation: Boundary rider

Address: 'Quedong', Delegate, New South Wales Marital status: Single Age at embarkation: 28 Next of kin: Father, Andrew Elton, 'Quedong', Delegate, New  South Wales Enlistment date: 2 February 1916 Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll: 2 February 1916 Rank on enlistment: Private Unit name: 55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement AWM Embarkation Roll number: 23/72/3 Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 "Port Sydney" on 4 September 1916 Rank from Nominal Roll: Private Unit from Nominal Roll: A.I.F. Hqrs

Fate:   Returned to Australia 8 May 1919


Military Notes:

The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 July 1919 Page 1




On Wednesday night a welcome home was tendered to Private Arthur Elton, at Burnima, by the staff of the station (of which the guest was a member before enlisting), and by a number of his relatives and friends.

The evening was opened with the singing of the National Anthem, and was then followed with dancing, interspersed with songs and recitations.

Mr. Sautelle, on behalf of the company, extended a welcome to the soldier, and presented him with a wallet of notes and a signet ring bearing his battalion colours.

A midnight the company, numbering about 65, sat down to an excellent supper provided by the ladies, the tables being very tastefully decorated in yellow and black, being Pte. Elton's battalion colours.

Those assisting in the evening's entertainment with music, songs and recitations were Misses Stanmere and R. O'Brien, and Messrs. Sautelle, Shaw, A. Elton, D. Wilson, Stokes,  Beileiter, and F. Smith.

With Mr. J. Gleeson as M.C. every one had a right royal time, and it was well into the early hours of the morning before the gathering dispersed.


Military Notes:

The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 26 July 1918 Page 4


The Discharged Soldier's Appeal.

The following verses were sent home by Private Arthur Elton, and are reprinted from the "Hackney Spectator." Copies were sold at 2d each, and the profits went to the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers.

I did hear my country calling,

In her hour of darkest strife,

And was ready then to help her,

Ready   aye   to give my life.

Caring not for Home and Pleasure,

Parents, Wife, or Children small,

Thinking how I best could serve her.

Answering only Duty's call.

I have served my country faithfully,

And have given of my best.

In this war for Right and Freedom

Facing Death   and worse   with jest.

I have seen my comrades falling,

'Midst the storm of shot and shell,

And have laughed and sang while standing At the very Gates of Hell.

On the cliffs of Gallipoli,

Or the stricken fields of France,

'Neath the scorching suns of Asia,

Taking every risk and chance,

Risking limbs and life, whilst "Slackers"

'Neath their precious War Badge hide,

Why should they not take their chance

In the roll of battle's tide ?

Yet in spite of sacrifices,

I am told that once again,

Both my King and Country need me,

Shall I let them call in vain ?

No ! I'm ready and I'm willing.

Now the danger's at its worst,

But in justice I demand that

All the "Slackers" shall go first.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 11 January, 2016 3:25 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Elton, William Henry (I84078)


Proposed Change: Elton,  William Henry (I84078)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I84078&tree=MP


Description: Military Notes WWI:


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 17 September 1915 Page 2



The following letter has been received by Mrs. H. Elton, from her son, Prte. W. Elton, dated July 30th, from Gallipoli : - My Dear Mother,- I received your loving and welcome letter a few days ago, and was very pleased to see by it that you were all quite well. I am quite well so far, thank God, and hope to see you all again soon. I don't know how long this is going to last here, but I am beginning to wish it was over. I have had over three months of it now in the trenches, and I won't be sorry when we get a bit of a spell from them. It is very severe on one's nerves.

One doesn't know where a shell is going to hit; they have been sending some very large bombs at us lately, but I think our howitzers have silenced them.

I hope so at any rate. I would like to be able to send some souvenirs home to you, but I can't at present. If I am spared I will try and bring some home with me. The Tars off the battleships are about here every now and again collecting bits of rifles and shrapnel shell and caps. I suppose they can send them home easy enough. I saw Charlie Tracey yesterday (he is a Corporal now) and Arthur Davis. They both wish to be remembered to you all.

Arthur is attached to a machine gun section in the 1st Battalion. I have not heard how Douglas Whiteley is getting along. He was wounded some time ago, but not seriously. I suppose he is in Alexandria. I am sending you a cutting from a Melbourne paper which you may not have seen. It is written by one of my commanders, Lieutenant Cowey, under whom I was fighting from the time Captain Leer who was shot early in the day (Sunday) until he (Mr. Cowey) was wounded on the Tuesday evening. I can answer for every word he has written there, and can assure you it is not the least exaggerated. I and five of my mates ("pioneers") were with him all the time. I am a good shot myself, as you know, but he was deadly. If a bush moved, crack, and a Turk would roll from behind it. I was using two rifles, my own and a New Zealander's, which I could use with more effect as the sights were different, but I had to load them myself, and lose no time about it, as they were at us from all quarters. I have enjoyed myself rabbit shooting, but I think I enjoyed myself more those two or three days.

Not one of us realised the danger; all we thought of was to get our pill in first. We were all very sorry for Mr.  Cowey when he got hit through the arm, and missed him very much.

When he left us, I offered to help him down the hill, but he said, "No, you are needed more here." I found out afterwards that he got to the beech safely. I have not had a day's fun since. Well, dear mother, this is all the news this time. Show this and the cutting to Mr. Tweedie.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 11 January, 2016 3:04 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Sherrin, Ellis Mabel (I50704)


Proposed Change: Sherrin,  Ellis Mabel (I50704)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50704&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Notes:

The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 5 February 1932 Page 1




St. Matthias' Church, Bombala, was very tastefully decorated on Tuesday, 12th January, by Mrs. C. Elton and Miss Margie Elton, for the wedding of Ellis Mabel Sherrin (second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Sherrin) to Mr. Archie Ingram (fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ingram, of Cathcart), the Rev. S. Broadfoot officiating.

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an ivory satin georgette frock with tulle frills from waist to ankle, and cascade of orange blossoms.

A handsome coronet of orange buds and pearls held the lovely veil in place ; silver shoes, and a sheaf of white carnations and fern, with satin streamers and rucked horseshoes, completed a pretty girlish ensemble.

Miss Eileen Sherrin, sister, and Miss Flo Ingram, sister of the groom, wore ankle length frocks of pink blossom voile with hats to tone. Both carried sheafs of pink carnations and fern tied with pink satin streamers.

Mr. Jack Ingram attended as best man, and Mr. Charles Sherrin as groomsman.

Mrs. I. Oliver presided at the organ. After the ceremony Mrs. Sherrin, assisted by Mrs. Ingram, received the guests at the School of Arts, where cake and wine were partaken of. The tables were beautifully decorated in pink and silver by Mrs. G. Dent and Mrs. W. Brownlie. Mrs. Sherrin wore navy crepe satin, hat en suite.

Mrs. Ingram wore nutmeg brown crepe de chine, hat to tone. Both held geranium red posies tied with satin ribbon. The usual toasts were honoured.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingram left by car amidst showers of confetti for a tour round the coast, thence to Cooma, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride travelled in a brown ensemble, hat and shoes to tone.

Many valuable gifts were received.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 15:31, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Bedingfield,  Annie Maud (I12635)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:    http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I12635&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Date: 26 February 1908

Died: 8 May 1913 at home Craigie, NSW


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 9 May 1913 Page 1



On Thursday afternoon word came through from Craigie that Mrs. Ben. Elton had been accidentally shot dead.

From particulars to hand it appears that at about 1 p.m. Mrs. Elton was sitting in front of the fire combing her little girl's hair. Two lads named Clark, who live next door, had borrowed Mr. Elton's gun to go rabbit shooting, and while Mrs. Elton was engaged with her daughter they were in the same room cleaning the gun.

What then happened is not very clear, but while Coulson Clark was handling the gun it exploded and the charge of shot struck Mrs. Elton just under the left eye and passed through the brain. Mr. W. Reed heard the report and ran to the house, only to find that poor Mrs. Elton was beyond human aid. Death must have been instantaneous.

The Coroner went out to-day to hold an inquiry.

Mrs. Elton was 26 years of age, and a daughter (Annie) of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bedingfield of this town. She had one little daughter 3 years old.

The sympathy of all is extended to the widower and relatives in their great sorrow.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 15:13, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Beileiter,  Catherine (I50943)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50943&tree=MP


Description: Died: Notes


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 December 1936 Page 1



The death roll of our town and district has been heavy during the past few weeks, and in every issue of the ' Times ' we have had to chronicle the passing over of well-known residents, mostly two, and sometimes three in a week.  On Saturday last, after a long illness from an internal complaint, Mrs. Andrew Elton died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Ingram, in Cardwell St., Bombala, not far from the old home in which she had been born and lived her early life as Miss Katie Beileiter. The interment took place in the C. of E. cemetery on Monday afternoon, after a service in St. Matthias' Church, and its conclusion at the graveside by the Rev. E. M. Cutcliffe. There was a large congregation of relatives and friends at the church and at the cemetery, and the hearse and coffin were covered with many floral tributes of sympathy and affection.

Mrs. Elton was a native of Bombala, and was 71 years of age. She was married in St. Matthias' Church by the Rev. J. C. Betts to Mr. Andrew Elton, and it was fitting that her mortal remains should have had a resting place in the church in which she was married, and in which she had spent so many happy hours of her life and took a prominent part in the choir and services. A husband and family of two sons and seven daughters mourn the death of a loving and devoted wife and mother. The sons are Arthur (Goulburn) and William (Bombala) ; and the daughters : Mrs. J. White (Ida), Bibbenluke ; Mrs. R. Helmers (Beatrice), Queanbeyan ; Mrs. A. Elliott (Mabel), Bombala ; Mrs. J. Ingram (Myrtle), Bombala ; Mrs. S. Payne (Marjorie), Casino; Mrs. H. Payne (Edith), Bombala ; and Mrs. Devereux (Gwen) Kogarah. One daughter, Mrs. Stokes (Ethel), died a few years ago.

Messrs. George, John, William, and Donald Beileiter, of this town, are all brothers.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 14:58, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Shumark,  Anne (I124858)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I124858&tree=MP


Description:  DEATHS.

On the 30th May, at her residence, Spring Vale, Canberra, in the 53rd year of her age, ANN, the beloved wife of Mr. RICHARD SHUMACK, leaving a disconsolate husband and seven in family, as well as a large circle of friends, to deplore their loss. "I have glorified Thee on the earth; I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do."-John xvii, 4.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 3 June 1873




Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 14:49, warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Shumack,  Jemima Ann (I160814)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I160814&tree=MP


Description: probable marriage





Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 14:15, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Everard "Carl" (I50606)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50606&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Notes:


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 7 April 1933 Page 1





The Methodist Church, Bombala, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on the 29th March, when Mary Eva, daughter of Mr. R. A. and the late Mrs.

Kimber, was married to Everard Carl, eldest son of the late Mr. W. and Mrs. Elton.

Friends of the happy couple had decorated the church most beautifully for the occasion.

The bride looked charming in a gown of ivory satin, the sleeves being of Nottingham lace, and wearing a veil of embroidered tulle and coronet of orange blossoms lent by Mrs. Upton, of Penrith. Her sister, Miss Amy Kimber, acted as bridesmaid, and was gowned in pink satin. They each carried a sheaf of flowers, most tastefully made by Mrs. L. Yider.

The bridegroom was well supported by his brother, Mr. Len. Elton, as best man.

Miss Gilmour presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register, Mrs. G. Willgoose delighted all present with the solo, "Beloved, it is Morn."

The reception was held at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Platts, senr. Rev. M. L. Layton presided at the breakfast, where the usual toasts were honoured.

The happy couple left by car for Narooma, where the honeymoon will be spent, the bride travelling in a frock of navy crepe-de-chene.

Amongst the many presents was a handsome clock from their friends of the Methodist Church, and presentations from the tennis club and girl friends of the bride.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 13:40, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Charles Samuel (I8706)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I8706&tree=MP


Description: Baptised: 31 August 1892 in St Matthias' Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Marriage Notes:


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 May 1923 Page 1




The marriage was celebrated at St. Paul's (C.E.) Redfern, Sydney, on Thursday, 19th inst., of Alma Vera, daughter of the late Joseph Groves and Mrs. J. Groves, of Bombala, to Mr. Charles Elton of Bombala. Rev. C. T. Kenderdine officiated. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Thomas Hyland, was arrayed in white crepe de chine with a dewdrop chiffon veil and carried a shower bouquet of white dahlias. Miss Nina Groves, sister of the bride, and Miss Sylvia Goodwin were in attendance.

The bridesmaids looked charming in respective frocks of blue and pink net trimmed with ribbons to match and with black lace hats. The groom was supported by Mr. Will Fitz-Henry (Best Man) and Mr. C. S. Curtis (Groomsman). After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's aunt, Mrs. T. Hyland. The happy couple departed for their home at Bombala that night, the bride travelling in a frock of fawn gabardine and wearing a white satin hat.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 09/01/2016 23:50, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Catherine E. (I169327)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I169327&tree=MP


Description: Full name: Catherine Eunice ELTON


Married: 29 December 1926 in St Matthias' Church, Bombala: NSW BDM 1926/16191; Horace Leland Stevenson (I93017)


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 21 January 1927 Page 1




At St. Matthias' Church, Bombala, on the 29th December, Miss Eunice Catherine Elton, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs. James Elton, of Aston, Bombala, was married to Mr. Horace Leland Stevenson, of "Inverell,"  Bombala. The Rev. S. Broadfoot officiated. The bride looked dainty in a gown of ivory crepe-de-chine, trimmed with silk lace and orange blossoms, and wore the customary wreath and veil, carrying a bouquet of white sweet peas, carnations, and maiden hair fern. The bridesmaids were Miss Brenda Stevenson, sister of the bridegroom, who wore a frock of apricot georgette and coffee lace, with black picture hat, trimmed to tone; and Miss Flo Elton, sister of the bride, who wore a frock of cream silk and lace, with hat of pale pink georgette, both carrying bouquets of pink carnations and maiden-hair fern. These, together with the bride's bouquet, were the gifts of Mrs. C. T. Cotterill, aunt of the bridegroom. Mr. Cecil Kelland was best man. Mr. Norman Smith presided at the organ, and while the register was being signed Mrs. G. Willgoose rendered " Because."  After the ceremony the immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom assembled at Aston, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of and the usual toasts proposed and duly honoured. Later Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson motored to Canberra, where the honeymoon was spent.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 09/01/2016 22:05, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: McMillan,  Mary (I24116)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I24116&tree=MP


Description: Obituary.-It is with sincere regret that I have to record the death of still another old and esteemed resident of our district in the person of Mrs. McKeahnie, wife of Mr. Archibald McKeahnie, of Well Station, which sad event occurred at her late residence at that  place on Tuesday afternoon last. The late Mrs. McKeahnie, who had enjoyed robust health, was seized with at serious attack of illness some fortnight previously, and despite the frequent attendance of her medical adviser, with the assistance of a trained nurse from Sydney,  gradually became worse and died. The deceased lady, whose age considerably exceeded the allotted span, was of a retiring disposition, with a devoted attachment to home life. She had, by her genial, hospitable nature and many other sterling qualities endeared herself not only to her friends and neighbours, but to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Besides her aged husband, the deceased leaves a family of two married daughters, one being Mrs. W. Bell, of Hay, and the other Mrs. C. Peaden, who resided with the deceased. The remains were interred in the C.E. cemetery at Canberra on the afternoon following her death and were followed by a large cortege of mourning relatives and friends.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tuesday 30 December 1913 page 4




Regards,  Ian



On 09/01/2016 21:28, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Eric Stanley (I87882)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:    http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I87882&tree=MP


Description: Married: 23 February 1938, St Matthias' Church, Bombala


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 11 March 1938 Page 5 WEDDING ELTON? INGRAM.

In St. Matthias' Church, Bombala, on the 23rd Feb., Mr. Eric Stanley Elton, youngest son of Mr Abe. Elton, of Gunningrah, was married to Miss Etta Ingram, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ingram, of "Broad View," Bombala, by the Rev. E. M. Cutcliffe.

The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very charming in a beautiful frock of magnolia bridal satin, with a full court train finished with gold trimmings, the embroidered silk veil being held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms. She also carried a sheaf of gladioli finished with carnations and maiden hair fern.

The little train-bearers were Norma and Freda Peadon, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Peadon; and the flower girl, Kathleen Elliott, cousin of the bride. They all wore old-world frocks of pink net over rose satin, trimmed with silver, and poke bonnets to match. Each carried baskets of rosebuds and asparagus fern.

The bridesmaids were Miss Molly Ingram, sister of the bride, and Miss Sophie Elton, sister of the bridegroom, who were both frocked alike in wallis blue silk net of satin, their headdresses forming a halo of pink carnations from which their veils were fastened.

Each carried a bouquet of carnations, sweet peas and asparagus fern.

Messrs. Ray and Jim Ingram were best man and groomsman respectively. 

The wedding breakfast was held at "Broad View," where the guests were received by the bride's mother, who chose navy French satin suede ensemble with cream tonings, and wore a shoulder spray of sweet peas and carnations. The bridegroom's mother was dressed in black crepe milan relieved with gold.

During the signing of the register Mrs. Carl Elton played the organ, and Mrs. Don. Kennedy sang 'The Crown," which was beautifully rendered. The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets were the gifts of Mrs. G. Garnock. The church was very nicely decorated by friends of the bride.

Later the happy couple left for Sydney, the bride travelling in a navy georgette dress with edge to edge coat and accessories to match.

Many beautiful and handsome presents were received, among which were several cheques.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 09/01/2016 20:57, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Austin James (I82411)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I82411&tree=MP


Description: Married: 28 April 1928 at her parents home, Craigie, NSW


Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 4 May 1928 Page 3

             ELTON  McDONALD.

Despite the inclemency of the weather on Saturday morning last, over 50 guests assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Angus McDonald at Craigie, when Rev., Father John. A. Roche, P.P., Bombala, solemnised the marriage of Austin James, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Elton, Bombala, and Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus McDonald, of Craigie. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in an ankle length frock of ivory duchesse satin a cascade panel fell from the centre waist, ornamented with pearls and diamante. The train of ivory and gold brocade lined with ivory ninon was suspended from the shoulders, and was enveloped in a veil of tulle and honiton lace, held in place with a circlet of orange blossoms. A sheaf of white roses and lilies of the valley was carried. Miss Eileen McDonald (sister of the bride) was chief bridesmaid, in a frock of beige ninon over a pale corn shade, a velour hat to tone, and a shower posy of autumn shaded cactus dahlias and orchids completed the ensemble. Miss Jessie Elton (sister of the bridegroom) was second bridesmaid, in a dainty frock of carnation pink, with an opal green crinolin hat.

She carried a basket of hydrangea, carnations and violets. Mr. Clarence Shearer acted as best man. The guests were received by the mother of the bride, who wore an orchid mauve frock, with sequinned paillettes, and a turban of tulle to tone. Rev. Father Roche presided at the breakfast when the usual toasts were honored. The bride travelled in a frock of nattier mariette, pleated, and smocked in rose with a hat to match. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Garnock of Bukalong sent a gorgeous supply of flowers for the ceremony.


Additional Children:

1. Elizabeth Elton B 1928 D 1928, NSW BDM 1928/14875

2. Mary Elton B 1928 D 1928, NSW BDM 1928/14874


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 09/01/2016 18:52, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Marjorie K. (I8805)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I8805&tree=MP


Description: Full Name: Marjorie Kathleen ELTON


DoB: 23 June 1903

Baptised: 7 July 1903 St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Married: 5 July 1933


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 7 July 1933 Page 1


            NEWS AND NOTES


Mr. Stan. Payne and Miss Marj. Elton were married by the Rev. S. Broadfoot on Wednesday morning.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 9 January, 2016 3:51 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Elton, Elizabeth (I15591)


Proposed Change: Elton,  Elizabeth (I15591)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I15591&tree=MP


Description: Baptised: 31 December 1861 in St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Married in St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 9 January, 2016 3:43 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Caroline Jane (I36083)


Proposed Change: Caroline Jane (I36083)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I36083&tree=MP


Description: This is Caroline Jane KELLOND (I53511)


She and Charles Henry ELTON never married. Their illegitimate son Bertram Linden Elton was raised by his grandparents Elizabeth and Charles P Elton.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 9 January, 2016 3:33 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Elton, Alice (I52533)


Proposed Change: Elton,  Alice (I52533)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I52533&tree=MP


Description: Baptised: 9 August 1874 in St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Married in St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 10/01/2016 15:10, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Charles Protheroe (I11279)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:    http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I11279&tree=MP


Description: Marriage Anniversary Notes:


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 6 March 1914 Page 2



The School of Arts, on Friday night last, was filled with the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elton, senior, who had assembled together to do honor to the old people on the anniversary of their fifty-fifth wedding day, and to make them a presentation of two fine easy chairs. One of these chairs was given by Mr. W. T. Edwards, late manager of Maharatta Station, to Mr. Elton, in recognition of his long years of faithful service on that estate; and the other chair was presented to Mrs. Elton by her sons and daughters. At six o'clock the family sat down to a nicely prepared tea in the supper room, and at 8.30 seats were taken in the Hall, and the Mayor, Ald. Smith, presided.

The Mayor said he had been asked to do a duty that night which was more pleasing to him than anything he had been asked to do in the whole course of his life, that was to present two chairs to Mr. and Mrs. Elton. It gave him great pleasure to do so, because he knew of no couple on Monaro who were more entitled to some recognition at the hands of their past employers than Mr. and Mrs. Elton. This chair sent along by Mr. W. T. Edwards showed that he thought a lot of the good and faithful old servant he had left behind him when he went away from Bombala. It was nice for Mrs. Elton to think she was to be presented with a chair from her sons and daughters. Mrs. Elton was the first white woman born in Bombala, and as a mother and a friend she was still one of the whitest women we had in our midst. (Applause).

Mrs. Elton was born in Bombala in the year 1840. She was married at the age of 20. They had 10 sons, 5 daughters, 82 grand-children, and 19 great-grand-children, and the rest of the relations made a grand total of 140.

Thp Mayor then presented the chairs, and in doing so expressed the hope that Mr. and Mrs. Elton would live long to enjoy their comfort, and the rest of their days would be spent in peace and happiness. (Loud applause).

Three hearty cheers were then given for the old couple.

Mr. W. Beileiter returned thanks on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Elton. He thanked, first of all, Mr. W. T. Edwards for his kind and thoughtful action in sending this splendid present to Mr. Elton. It showed that Mr. Edwards knew when he had a faithful servant, and believed, in honoring them and thinking of them even when they had left his employ. He also thanked the sons and daughters for their kindly action in presenting a similar chair to Mrs. Elton. They hoped their father and mother would live long to enjoy the ease and comfort that these chairs would give them. By this presentation they wished to remind their parents that although separated from them they still had kindly thoughts for the old couple and still loved them. Mr. and Mrs. Elton were very thankful to Mr. W. T. Edwards and their sons and daughters for the presents and for the pleasant evening they had given them, an evening they would probably never see again with the whole of their descendants present with the exception of only nine or ten. It was a great pleasure to this old-couple to see there that night such a splendid lot of descendants.

If the Commonwealth ever wanted soldiers there could be a regiment of Eltons in the field, and they would give a good account of themselves wherever they were. He concluded by again thanking them for the presents and the pleasant evening. (Applause).

A glass of wine and cake was partaken of, and at the call of Mr. C. Kellond, a hearty vote of thanks was given to the Mayor and Mr. Beileiter for their speeches.

This was the signal to clear the Hall, and the rest of the night was spent by the young people in dancing merrily till "daylight did appear."


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian




On 10/01/2016 00:32, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Elton,  Charles Protheroe (I11279)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I11279&tree=MP


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 19 April 1929 Page 1




On Saturday last, at the age of 88, Mr. Charles Elton, sen., passed away at his home at Rosemeath, death being due to heart failure. Being one of the oldest residents of the district, he had a large circle of friends and relatives, and there was a big muster as the graveside on Sunday afternoon, when, in the absence of the Rev. S. Broadfoot, Mr. E. G. Coulter read the burial service.

Mr. Elton was born at Cooma Creek, Cooma, and came to Bombala with his parents when a child. At that time there was no township, and the locality was known as Bombala Station. When 19 years of age he married Miss Ingram, who was a few months his senior. They lived in the Bombala district from then on to the present day, rearing a family of ten sons and five daughters, and whose descendants now number close on to 200, up to the fourth generation. Mrs. Elton is still living in the little home at Rosemeath, and despite her great age still enjoys fairly good health.

The members of the family are :- Sons -Harry and William dead. Andrew, Joseph, Jack, Thomas, Abraham, and James (all of Bombala), Bert (Sydney), and Percy (Qld.); Daughters ? Mrs. T. White, Mrs. C. Kellond, Mrs. W. Brownlie (Bombala), Mrs. W. Douch (Sydney), and Mrs. B. Atkins (Cooma).

In his younger days Mr. Elton was able to turn his hand to many things, and when 16 years of age could shear, his 60 sheep a day. Later on he drove a bullock team from Bombala to Sydney, taking three months to do the trip. He was afterwards employed on the Maharatta Estate, where he remained for over fifty years.


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian




From: Gregory McInnes

Sent: 9 January, 2016 3:19 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Elton, Charles Protheroe (I11279)


Proposed Change: Elton,  Charles Protheroe (I11279)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I11279&tree=MP


Description: Married: Elizabeth INGRAM I11288, 19 July 1859 in St Matthias Church of England, Bombala, NSW; NSW BDM 1859/1484


Children of this marriage:

1. Charles Henry ELTON (I32173)

2. Elizabeth ELTON (I15591)

3. Andrew ELTON (I50944)

4. Emily Jane ELTON (I2269)

5. William ELTON (I84058)

6. Sophia Virtue ELTON (I2076)

7. Joseph Verdon ELTON (I88399)

8. Alice ELTON (I52533) born 16 May 1874 9. John Campbell ELTON (I33132) born 18 September 1876 10. Thomas Arthur ELTON (I88400) born 18 September

1876 11. Mary Violet ELTON (I84044) born 17 September 1878 12. James ELTON

(I84062) 13. Abraham Isaac ELTON (I56849) 14. Percy Labath ELTON (I86295)


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 18/01/2016 21:13, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Rolfe,  William Joseph (I56391)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:    http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I56391&tree=MP


Description: WEDDING.

A VERY large congregation assembled in St. Mary's Church, Young, on Monday, to witness the celebration of the holy bonds uniting Miss Bridget McQuillen, second daughter of Mr. James McQuillen, of Young, to Mr. William Rolfe, school teacher of Harden, and son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rolfe, of "Bedullick," near Yass. The very Rev. Father Hennessy officiated. As the bridal party entered the church the organ, at which Miss Cranfield presided, pealed forth the Wedding March.

Queanbeyan Age,Friday 22 January 1909 page 2




Regards,  Ian



On 08/01/2016 20:04, warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Rolfe,  William Joseph (I56391)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I56391&tree=MP


Description: OBITUARY


Mr. William Rolfe, who died suddenly In Sydney, aged 61, was for 30 years Inspector on the north coast for the South British Insurance Co., Ltd.He was born on the family property, Bedelluck, Queanbeyan. He entered the Education Department, but resigned in 1911 to take up his Insurance post. He is survived by Mrs. Rolfe and three daughters.

Goulburn Evening Post, Wednesday 1 October 1941




Regards,  Ian



From: Trish Burgess

Sent: 7 January, 2016 1:01 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Family: White, Charles/Cavanagh, Ann (F117043)


Proposed Change: Family: White,  Charles/Cavanagh,  Ann (F117043)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/familygroup.php?familyID=F117043&tree=MP


Description: Ann Cavanagh was not married to Patrick Langan, I have

discovered that it was in fact Anne White whose mothers maiden name was



Trish Burgess

Hi Trish,

How did you discover this discrepancy?  Do you have any documentation that

explains your new conclusions?

Regards,  Ian

Hi Ian

Yes I have a copy of the marriage certificate for Patrick Langan and Anne White, checking further I found that her fathers name was Thomas White and her mother was Jane, I found that on NSWBDM. I then went to Queanbeyan Riverside cemetery records and her mothers maiden name was Cavanagh, so I’m fairly confident that it’s correct. I’m still trying to find out what happened to Ann Cavanagh, daughter of Thomas and Jane Susan. I’m also having doubts about the info on Hannah Cavanagh and her marriage to Patrick Flannagan ??

Regards, Trish

Hi Trish,

Would it be possible to have a copy of the marriage certificate to add to marriage record for Patrick and Anne in our database?

Regards,  Ian

Hi Ian, no problem at all, I’ll also look through my files and see if I have any others that might be any good to you


Thank you Trish,

Regards,  Ian



On 08/01/2016 08:25, warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Keeffe,  Margaret Jane (I79412)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I79412&tree=MP


Description: Obituary




We deeply regret having to record the death of Mrs. E. Rolfe, senr., who passed peacefully away last Friday morning, 5th inst., at the Parramatta District Hospital. Deceased had been in indifferent health for the past year or so, and notwithstanding every medical care, and her own robust constitution, it became evident during the last few weeks of her illness that there was little or no hope of her recovery.

While an inmate of the Parramatta Hospital she was frequently visited by her husband and children. Right Rev. Monsignor O'Reilly, P.P., V.F. (Parramatta), and Rev. Father Briody (Granville) were also constantly in attendance, and administered the last rites of the Church.

The late Mrs. Rolfe was the eldest daughter of an old Queanbeyan family and was born in 1841, her mother being Mrs. Margaret O'Keeffe.

Although deceased was 77 years of age at the time of her death, she would have easily passed for more than ten years younger, owing to her cheerful personality and her wonderful spirit and activity. She was widely known and universally respected in the Queanbeyan district, and her death removes from our midst still another of the great-hearted mothers of the Australian bush whom we can so ill afford to lose.

Until quite recently Mrs. Rolfe resided with her husband and family at Gold Creek, Gininderra, where her hospitality was proverbial, and her kindliness of heart such as to win the love and esteem of all who knew her. When the Federal authorities resumed the Gold Creek estate two years ago, she and her husband removed to their new home at Sherwood Grange, near Sydney. The coffin was brought to St. Gregory's Church, Queanbeyan, on Saturday morning, and a Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Haydon for the repose of deceased's soul. The funeral, which was largely attended by relatives and personal friends representing the whole town and district, left the church at 2 p.m., the interment taking place in the Catholic portion of the Queanbeyan cemetery. The Rev. Father Haydon read the burial prayers. Many beautiful wreaths were laid on the grave. Mr. C. J. O'Rourke had charge of the funeral arrangements. The late Mrs. Rolfe is survived by her husband and the following nine children: Sister Mary Pierre (Good Samaritan Order), Mrs. J. V. Hibberson (Glenwood), Mrs. Flanagan (Sydney), Mrs. Conrie (Sydney), and. Messrs. Anthony, William, James, Patrick and Edward Rolfe. '97 R.I.P.

Freeman's Journal , Thursday 11 July 1918 page 30




Regards,  Ian



On 07/01/2016 21:44, Gregory McInnes wrote:

Proposed Change: Robinson,  Bruce Alexander (I382943)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I382943&tree=MP


Description: Married: Thelma Isabel WARREN; 1942, Vic: VIC BDM



Thelma born 1920, Orbost, Vic; died 6 Feb 1977 Prahran, Melbourne, Vic:

VIC BDM 1977/3706


Children of this marriage;

1. Lorraine Isabel ROBINSON


3. John Bruce ROBINSON


Thelma's parents;

Thomas Gordon WARREN and Leena Catherine SEEHUSEN


Gregory McInnes


Regards,  Ian



On 07/01/2016 20:09, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Rolfe,  Edmund (I64488)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link:   http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I64488&tree=MP


Description: Obituary EDMUND ROLFE, SEN.

News reached Queanbeyan this morning that Mr. Edmund Rolfe, formerly of Gold Creek, Gininderra, passed away at Merrylands, near Sydney, last night. The deceased, one of the best-known old time residents of this district, had been ailing from nearly the time of the decease of his wife, which occurred in the Parramatta hospital early in July last; so that her husband survived her just about three months.

The remains of Mr. Rolfe will be entrained for Queanbeyan per mail train tonight, and on arrival here  tomorrow morning will be taken to St. Gregory's Church, whence the funeral will proceed to the old Roman Catholic cemetery at 3 p.m.

The deceased was brother to Mr. George Rolfe, for some years an innkeeper in Queanbeyan, but now, and for a long time past, following the same occupation in Cooma. The Rolfes are the children of one of Queanbeyan's earliest pioneers, and no one in the early days of settlement in this district was better known or more worthily respected than old Anthony Rolfe of Gininderra. And by marriage the links in the chain of pioneer families were strengthened. Mrs. Edmund Rolfe, who as already said, predeceased her husband in July last, was a daughter of Mrs. Margaret O'Keeffe, the widow of another pioneer settler. She (the daughter) was born in Queanbeyan as far back as in 1841.

The subject of this obituary notice was born at Gininderra, and his entire life was spent in this district. He was one of our most successful graziers and farmers, and was like many others, driven from his home by the resumption policy of the Federal Capital Territory authorities, Gold Creek being within that territory. However, like his excellent wife before him, in the soil of their native district, as is befitting, their mortal remains will repose till the sound of the Great Archangel's trump shall call them to the resurrection unto life immortal. Nine children survive their departed parents, viz., Sister Mary Pierie (Good Samaritan Order); Mrs. J. V. Hibberson, Glenwood, Gininderra; Mrs. Flanagan, Sydney; Mrs. Conrie, Sydney, (daughters); and Messrs. Anthony, William, James, Patrick, and Edward Rolfe (sons).

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer, Tuesday 8 October 1918 page 2




Regards,  Ian



From: Peter Robinson

Sent: 7 January, 2016 4:04 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Schuback, Ethel Eileen (I82129)


Proposed Change: Schuback,  Ethel Eileen (I82129)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I82129&tree=MP


Description: Married (1) Solomon Oliver Difford (2) 1920 William Thomas Williams. He died 6th May 1959 Bairnsdale, Vic. She died 1976, Kew, Vic.


Vic Registry indexes - Registration No. 10123 of 1976.


Daughter Ethel May married Roy Harrison at Bairnsdale, Vic in 1939 - Registration No. 15111


Peter Robinson

Thank you,

Regards,  Ian



From: Linda Taylor-Burton
Sent: 6 January, 2016 9:44 PM
Subject: Thomas William Warburton's daughter Mahalath (Warburton) Evans

Dear Ian,

I am doing some research and would like to find out if anyone knows anything about one of our past relatives. Mahalath (Warburton) Evans

Thomas William Warburton was born August 10, 1847 in Bombala, NSW and died in Crankies Plains Dec 12 1922. He married Mahala (Matilda) Smith and they had 12 children one of whom was Mahalath (Born May 27, 1856 in Bombala)

She fell pregnant at 24 and married John Michael Sydney Evans — married 1880 in Bombala, John being only 18. Their first child was born the same year; John William Richard Evans (1880), Louisa Annie Evans (1883) and George Thomas Evans (1885). Tragically her husband John Evans died at only 36 (born 1850, died 1886) the year after her 3rd child George was born. Then 7 years later in 1893, all 3 children died and another 7 years later Mahalath also died at only 43.

I have searched as much as I know how and cannot find anything of this family or the deaths of the 3 children at one time. Can anyone shed any light for me? Their graves seem to have a current plaque, all shown together as an after thought, so I am not sure how they were even buried?

Would love some help,

Thank you,   Linda Taylor-Burton

Hi Linda,

All the information we have is available for you to search in our database on our website www.monaropioneers.com. There is a link on the home page to the database search facility.  Registration is required to obtain a logon id (free).


Thomas William Warburton (Convict per Albion (2) sentenced to 7 years for Burglary in 1828) was born 9/11/1803 Altrincham, Cheshire, England and died 6/2/1879.  His son John Thomas Warburton was born 10/8/1847 and died 12/12/1922.


Thomas William received Permission to Marry Mahalath Smith 20/4/1841 and did so 25/5/1841.


Mahalath Smith born 24/9/1825 Battle, Sussex, daughter of Richard Smith and Lucy Ransome.  She died 13/5/1901 Bombala.


If you have any gravestone images for the family we would be very grateful for a copy please.

Regards,  Ian



On 07/01/2016 00:15, Kevin Wallace wrote:

Proposed Change: McDonald,  John "Donald" (I6367)

Tree: Eden Monaro Pioneers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I6367&tree=MP


Description: The Canberra Times (ACT: 1926 1995) Saturday, October 23, 1993.  Page 24.


MCDONALD, John Donald (Don). - 21.10.93. Beloved husband of Aline (dec).

Dearly loved father of Monica, father-in-law of Ross Schow, devoted grandad of Michael, loved brother of Alec (dec), fond uncle of nieces and nephews.

Thank you to staff at Kankinye Nursing Home, for their care and dedication.


The Canberra Times (ACT: 1926 1995) Monday, October 25, 1993.  Page 22.


MCDONALD - The funeral service for John Donald (Don) McDonald will leave St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Limestone Ave., Braddon, after prayers to commence at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 October, 1993 for Interment in the Gungahlin Lawn Cemetery.


Kevin Wallace


Regards,  Ian


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