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2018 Number 04


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On 2018-05-06 08:49, Warwick wrote:

Proposed Change: Skinner, Ellen (I120093)
Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Description: DIVORCE COURT.
(Before Mr. Justice Simpson.)
Ellen Bowman (formerly Skinner) sought a dissolution of her marriage with Isaac Bowman on the ground of desertion. Petitioner, who was represented by Mr. P. K. White, stated that the marriage took place in August, 1872 at Hoskinstown, near Molonglo. They lived happily for three years, and then one morning he went away and never returned. He shook hands with the petitioner, kissed the children wished her good luck, saying that she would get along all right without him. His Honor said that he could not hold that there had been desertion for three years and upwards. The petitioner had said she was glad to be rid of the respondent. He dismissed the petition.
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930)  Sat 10 Mar 1900  Page 14

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Warwick
Sent: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 10:12 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Lawler, Terence Joseph (I115941)

 Proposed Change: Lawler, Terence Joseph (I115941)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I115941&tree=MP

 Description: LAWLER. — The funeral of the late Mr Terence Joseph Lawler of Fair View, Michelago will take place today Saturday morning.

The cortege is appointed to leave the Michelago Catholic Church after requiem Mass commencing at 10am for the Michelago Cemetery. Canberra Funeral Directors

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sat 20 Nov 1971 Page 24


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Trish Tindall
Sent: Monday, 30 April 2018 2:31 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Tindall, James Duncan (I52304)

 Proposed Change: Tindall, James Duncan (I52304)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I52304&tree=MP

 Description: Hello, Please amend the descendants of James Duncan Tindall by deleting reference to 'Robert Tindall' as he did not exist (#5 Tindall, Robert ( - Nov 2002)). In fact, Oliver James Tindall, listed as the 3rd child, Born 3 Oct 1911, Died 20 Nov 2002 was known as "Bob". Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Trish Tindall

 Trish Tindall

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Liz Smit
Sent: Monday, 30 April 2018 2:14 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Murray, Mary (I64318)

Proposed Change: Murray, Mary (I64318)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I64318&tree=MP

Description: new post on FaceBook from Kathleen Adamson ..  York descendant with GGG?g'mother Mary Murray I378367 . Might be worth checking on comments to see if anyone can help link the two Mary Murrays being the same person.

Liz Smit

Thank Liz, Regards, Ian 


From: Peter Doughty
Sent: Monday, 30 April 2018 12:28 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Scott, Henry (I44381)

 Proposed Change: Scott, Henry (I44381)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I44381&tree=MP

 Description: Henry SCOTT


Birth ABT 1835 • Cooneen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

 Henry Scott arrived at Age 7 on 16 Feb 1842

Port Phillip Bay, Australia

Ship -Manlius Nationality - Irish

Parents both died due the plague.

Robert Scott


Birth ABT 1805 • County Tyrone Ireland

Death 24 FEB 1842 • Point Gellibrand Quarantine Station, Port Phillip, Victoria.

Janette Smyth


Birth ABT 1805 • Ireland

Death 1842 • Onboard the 'Manlius' enroute to Port Phillip, Victoria

Henry had 4 siblings, Ann, Margaret, Robert & Eliza

A DNA test matches with Henry Scott sibling's descendants, this prove that the information above is correct. 

Please change the birth date & location, and arrival location & date.

Thanks, Peter 

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Claire Kelly
Sent: Sunday, 29 April 2018 7:45 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Stevenson, Captain John (I144192)

 Proposed Change: Stevenson, Captain John (I144192)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I144192&tree=MP

Description: Hi there,

Still loving Monaro Pioneers. Fantastic site.

I'm looking into a descendant of Captain John STEVENSON.

You have him married three times, twice in Scotland and once in Australia to an Agnes FAIRWEATHER who goes onto have a number of children.

I think this may be inaccurate. Agnes is listed as having been born in 1799 and marrying in 1865. She would have been too old to have birthed any children in this marriage.

Thanks, Claire

Hi Claire,

The marriage took place well after the birth of the children.  As we don’t have copies of any certificates for Agnes, I am not able to confirm or deny the details we have been supplied.

Regards, Ian


From: Gregory Thorp
Sent: Saturday, 28 April 2018 5:22 PM
Subject: Private Oscar Hyles WW1 serial Number 2903

Hello again Ian

Below in jpg   form  is a photograph  of Pvte  Oscar Hyle's headstone.

The photo was taken at Villers Bretonneux ( exactly 100 years after his death) by a family member who had gone there to  attend this year’s special  Anzac Day ceremony and is now searching for the grave of his brother Pvte  Elliot Hyles.

Both men were first cousin of my great uncle Ernest Ware whose war record has just been updated on Monaro Pioneers. 

Would it be OK to add this photo to Oscar’s military record ?

Thank you,  Greg Thorp

Hi Greg,

Thank you, I have added the headstone image to Oscar’s record as you requested.

Regards, Ian


From: Gregory Thorp
Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2018 9:22 PM
Subject: Ernest Henry Ware (MP50167 and WW1 military ref 7098)

Hello Ian

Some years ago I  submitted what little was then  known  about the WW1 service of my great uncle Ernest.

He is included in Men of the Snowy River War Memorial Book on display at Berridale council chambers but precise details of his  New Zealand service and  death were unknown and I have searched  for and recently  found that information.

He had  advanced his age  and enlisted  under an assumed surname  of Dempsey but fortunately given his sister Sarah  as his next of kin.

Below are two of his pictures. The first is  in png form. He was killed  at Ypes Belgium on 24 November,1917. His New Zealand army  number was 38358 and his rank was Lance Corporal in the ambulance section of 3rd Bn Wellington Infantry Regiment.

Would you kindly make  amendments to the Pioneers and Military sections of Monaro Pioneers and add his photograph to both sections.

Many thanks,  Greg Thorp



Hi Greg,

Thank you for the information and images, Ernest Henry’s record has been updated and his photos added to his record in our database. 

Regards, Ian


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2018 4:24 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Newell, Veronica Jean (I286343)

Proposed Change: Newell, Veronica Jean (I286343)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I286343&tree=MP

Description: The Monaro Post April 2018

Funeral Notices

Veronica Jean Povey

19.12.1927 - 20.4.2018

Late of Murrah Street, Bermagui and formerly of Colinton.

Beloved wife of Keith (decd). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Geoffrey & Zeta, Wendy & Max Stephenson, Michael (all of Bermagui) and Timothy (decd). Devoted Grandma of Kara, Grace, Sharon & Mitch and Matthew.

The funeral of the late Mrs Jean Poveywill be held in All Saints Catholic Church, Bredbo at 2.00p.m., Monday 30th April, 2018 and burial will follow in the Bredbo Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

John R Wyman Funeral Services

Bega 6492 4111

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Leigh
Sent: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 4:18 PM
Subject: Ryan. Underhill, Ward

Hello Ian I’ve just stumbled onto this site and am excited to see our family names appear.  My great grandmother is Eleanor Catherine Ryan b 14th February 1888, Towamba NSW married H Ward, their daughter my grandmother was  Zona Mary Dennis( nee Ward) married Percy Alwyn Dennis.

I was trying to find out information about her brother Joseph William Ryan b 19th March 1890, Eden , NSW and this site has filled in the details e.g.. his regiment for  WW1.  Please include me in further newsletters

Leigh Pearson

Hi Leigh,

You can read past newsletters on our site ...  http://www.monaropioneers.com/Newsletter/Newsletter.htm

and we will add you to our distribution list.

Regards, Ian


From: michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 2:07 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Freebody, Beatrice Amelia (I56940)

Proposed Change: Freebody, Beatrice Amelia (I56940)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I56940&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian

Beatrice Freebody and John Bates were married in Victoria in 1920 (Vic BDM 7351/1920)



Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 2:04 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Primmer, Floyd S. (I124758)

Proposed Change: Primmer, Floyd S. (I124758)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I124758&tree=MP

Description: The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 24 June 1987 p 30 Family Notices

PRIMMER, Floyd Sterling. - June 22, 1987. Suddenly at Woden Valley Hospital. Late of Narrabundah. Dearly loved Husband of Mary,loved father and father-in-law of Billy** (dec),Sterling and Betsy. Loved grandfather of their children. Loved son of Mrs Flora Primmer.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thu 2 Jul 1987 Page 22


Floyd Primmer, Q'beyan great

Australian Football in the Queanbeyan district lost one of its former great players and leaders when Floyd Primmer died last week. Primmer first took up with the Queanbeyan Tigers in 1935 after coming under notice with the Albury Rovers in the Ovens and Murray League and being invited to train with Carlton in the VFL. He was instrumental in leading Queanbeyan to three successive premierships - 1939-41 - after being appointed captain-coach in 1938. Primmer represented the ACT on a number of occasions and was selected as captain in several of those matches. He was appointed non-playing coach of the first Queanbeyan-Acton combine in the 1952 season and took the side to the grand final. The team played five successive grand finals, winning three. In his earlier days in the Albury district, Primmer earned a reputa tion as a top sprinter with wins in two Beechworth Gifts as well as being placed in several others. Also, he was a cyclist of some note.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Mon 8 Sep 1941 Page 4 BOY CYCLIST FATALLY INJURED

William Vincent Primmer, aged 12 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Primmer, of Queanbeyan, was fatally injured when struck by a motor lorry late on Saturday afternoon. The boy was riding a bicycle, and the accident occurred at the corner of Campbell and Surveyor Streets, Queanbeyan. He received extensive injuries, and was conveyed to hospital, where he died.

Cheers, Michelle

Thank you, Regards, Ian


From: Michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Primmer, Gerald C. (I124756)

Proposed Change: Primmer, Gerald C. (I124756)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I124756&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian

Gerald Garfield Primmer died 26 Dec 1984 at Queanbeyan.


Thank you, Regards, Ian  


From: Michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 1:57 PM

Subject: Proposed Change: Bartlett, Flora Maud May (I124755)

Proposed Change: Bartlett, Flora Maud May (I124755)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I124755&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian

What a remarkable lady!- a great story that I thought should be added to Flora's page.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sun 28 Feb 1988 Page 1

Still a good life, at 107 By TONY WRIGHT

Flora Primmer married a man from the Snowy River. She was 21. The year was 1901, when Australia was celebrating its Federation. Today, Mrs Primmer, at the tender age of 107, spends a lot of time musing on the changes she has seen.

She has outlived her Man from Snowy River by 26 years, although he was 86 when he died, and she has outlived three of her seven sons. She can remember when there were no motor cars, when there was no electricity, and when women did not have the vote. "I voted in Cooma when women first got the vote (in 1902 in NSW)," she says. "I rode in a motor car that day for the first time. Gus Miller, the Labor member for Monaro, drove me in his car to the voting booth. He was really a grand man. I have always voted since then."

Mrs Primmer's head swirls with memories. She can stand in front of the house in Queanbeyan where she lived for 50 years and look at a nearby block of flats and tell you there was once afowlhouse there; at the houses across the street that she remembers was an empty paddock: at a doctor's clinic that was a vegetable patch; and at the firestation, where cows once grazed.

"There's no secret to growing old," she will tell you. "You just live from day to day. I was always pretty healthy, and I worked hard." Mrs Primmer lives at the Queanbeyan Private Nursing Home these days, just around the corner from her house of memories. There are plenty of memories that pre-date the house, too.

She was born, on December 21, 1880, in the gold mining village of Bethanga, tucked in among the hills east of Albury.

"My father and mother came from Adelaide to Bethanga in a bullock dray," she says. "My father had a butcher's shop"

"I remember when I was six there was a big celebration at the school -something to do with Queen Victoria- and we walked three miles across the paddocks. It rained all the way, and they gave me a Queen Victoria medal. I think I've lost it.

"When 1 was 16 I got a job at the local hotel - I scrubbed the floors and did all sorts of work - and I got four lovely shillings for the first week."

One day, her Man from Snowy River walked into her life. His name was Michael Primmer.

"He used to ride horses all over the Snowy Mountains," she says. "He was the first to take supplies up to [Clement Lindley] Wragge, the scientist who studied the weather up on top of Kosciusko." Michael Primmer and Flora Bartlett (for that was her maiden name) were married in Albury in 1901.

They moved to Cooma, where Mr Primmer earned his money "as a navvy - he sheared, fenced, went on the railways... anything really".

Later, the couple moved back to Albury where Mr Primmer worked on one of Australia's great construction jobs of the time - building the giant Hume Weir. It took 14 years, and Mr Primmer was the first man employed and the last to leave. "He had a horse and dray, and carried stone and soil for the weir wall."

Then they packed their belongings on the dray and set off for the small town of Canberra, where Mr Primmer worked variously on building the Cotter Dam, the powerstation, and "those streets and avenues in Canberra".

"We lived in a tent out on the Cotter. I tell you, there were hard times."

The Depression of the 1930s is etched deep into Mrs Primmer's mind.

"We never took the dole, not once. Not us, or any of our sons. We kept them. Three or four of the boys were fit for work, but they couldn't get jobs. We had a vegetable patch. We never went hungry - there was always meat and potatoes if we didn't have any thing else."

The boys, all seven of them, were born at home, wherever home might have been at the time.

"I had a bush nurse come in - we had no luxuries, let me tell you."

The Primmers moved into their Queanbeyan home in 1935. Mr Primmer carted wood for other householders in his horse and dray. He retired as a pensioner a few years later. It seems almost incredible that Mrs Primmer turned 60 in the first year of World War II. She and her husband had already lived a long life before those who are now middle-aged were born. Mrs Primmer has lived for more than half the time that Australia has been colonised by Europeans.

"I've had a good life," she says. "I'm still having a good life."

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Fri 15 Sep 1989 Page 26

Family Notices

PRIMMER, Flora Maude. -September 14, 1989 at Queanbeyan Private Nursing Home in her 109th year. Loved widow of the late Michael Alfred Primmer. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Gerald (dec) and Gina, Alfred James (dec) and Queenie, Floyd (dec) and Mary, Albury* and Ivy, Dallas and Ina (dec), Maitland and Lorna, John** and Peggy.

Loved grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother of their children. One of the greatest women of the 20th Century.

Albury Michael Primmer (aka Aub) born 1911 Delegate River (reg Victoria) and died 26 Feb 1991 in Sydney.

He married IVY FLORENCE BATES 1945 in Sydney


Ivy was born c 1924 and died 22 Aug 2010 at Penrith.

John Bartlett Primmer (aka Jack) was born 17 Dec 1921 at Albury NSW

He married Florence Margaret Gibson in 1944 Victoria.

Cheers, Michelle

Thank you Michelle, Regards, Ian 


From: Merilyn Childs
Sent: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 9:22 PM
Subject: Question - Henry ‘Walter’ Child

Dear Ian,

I note that you put together the information on the Henry ‘Walter’ Child tree 

I am so keen to find out how my surname came to Australia but am stuck at William Child/s and Martha’s generation. I have come across a land grant to a William Child of 12.2 acres in Bega c1854. I have Henry’s marriage certificate that shows his father as William Child (farmer) and mother as Martha Child, but his death certificate shows father as William Childs (labourer) and Martha surname unknown. Ancestry.com.au does not have the answer.

I have also come across a TROVE article referring to the death of a drunkard, ‘an old resident’ of Bega, William Childs, under the verandah of the Victoria Inn, Bega, 8th December 1859. I am planning on finding the record of the magisterial enquiry mentioned in the article.


TROVE keywords a ‘William Child’ in Adelaide in relationship to this family, but that doesn’t feel right to me. It doesn’t fit with Bega. 

I am just wondering if you have any local knowledge that might help me get unstuck finding the right William Child or Childs? Is it possible that the strange lack of information of the parents of such a prominent family so few generations ago, means William and Martha were vagrants and transients? I can find no marriage record, and indeed few records at all. Was it a birth from cohabitation? They appear to have only had one child, and there are no household census showing the three together in one house., or indeed William or Martha , except one reference to a William Childs living alone in a bark hut in the Illawarra in 1850. 

Even if I can identify him, this won’t solve my problem in terms of the arrival of the name and genealogical line in Australia. There are so many William Child/s, one via Norfolk Island, others assisted, others convicts at about the right time. 

I know I am talking aloud (apologies) and you may have nothing further to offer. But any information is useful. 

Kind regards,  Merilyn Childs

Daughter of Stanley Thomas Childs and great great grand-daughter of William Child/s & Martha. 

Hi Merilyn,

Sadly, I can be of no help unfortunately.  The only information we have is what you see in our database.

Regards, Ian


From: Merilyn Childs
Sent: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 8:46 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Child, Walter "Henry" (I11908)

 Proposed Change: Child, Walter "Henry" (I11908)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I11908&tree=MP

Description: Re Julian Childs married Ada Isabel Hooker


They had four children, you already have Elizabeth Jean and Stanley Thomas Childs (my father). They also had Julian Frederick Childs (1919-1990) and John Lewis Childs (1922-2007).

Merilyn Childs

Thank you, Regards, Ian  


From: Warwick
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 9:59 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Coble, Sarah Ann (I25958)

Proposed Change: Coble, Sarah Ann (I25958)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I25958&tree=MP

Description: I am not convinced this is the correct death date.



The funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Ann Barker, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. Mowforth, Furnival Street, on the 8th inst., at the advanced age of 72, took place on Monday last, the re mains being interred in the Methodist portion of the of the Narrogin Cemetery. The Rev R. H. Mason, assisted by Captain Carver, of the Salvation Army, conducted the burial service. Messrs. C. Sullivan, J. Myers, G. Gould and Captain Carver acted as pall bearers.

The following sent floral tributes: Mr., and Mrs. W. Mowforth; Mr. and Mrs. Campbell; Rev. and Mrs. R. H. Mason; Mr. and Mrs. D. Young; Mr. and Mrs. Kerr; Mrs. Dobbie and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ingram; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Smith; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Manning; Mr. and Mrs. C. Sullivan.

Mr. F. W. Wald carried out the mortuary arrangements.

Great Southern Leader (Pingelly, WA : 1907 - 1934), Friday 13 June 1924, page 2


Thank you, Regards, Ian


From: Warwick
Sent: Monday, 23 April 2018 8:33 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Barker, Isaiah Hamish (I25966)

Proposed Change: Barker, Isaiah Hamish (I25966)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I25966&tree=MP

Description: A Cootamundra telegram says: - 'Isaiah Barker, a fettler on the railway, dropped dead on Thursday evening. He was using an auger at the time, repairing a dray in his back yard, when he fell over. Dr. Hull was sent for, but before he arrived life was extinct. Barker was one of the oldest hands in the railway service here. His death is attributed to an affection of the heart.'

Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1938) Fri 25 Feb 1898  Page 31


Thank you, Regards, Ian  


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Thursday, 19 April 2018 5:23 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Willgoose, Rosaline E. (I128280)

Proposed Change: Willgoose, Rosaline E. (I128280)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I128280&tree=MP

Description: Born: 14 Jul 1908

Died: 6 Mar 1984, Bombala Hospital, NSW. NSW BDM 200788/1984.

Cremated: Mar 1984, Norwood Crematorium, Mitchell, ACT

Married: William Maxwell BARBER born 12 Jun 1922, Wagga Wagga, NSW; died 4 Sep 2003, Sydney, NSW.

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:03 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Miners, Rachael Josephine (I63775)

Proposed Change: Miners, Rachael Josephine (I63775)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I63775&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian,

Rachel died in December 1995. Funeral notice only.

BARNETT             Rachel Josephine             Funeral notice   06DEC1995          Funeral                 late of Dalby and Toowoomba                The Chronicle (Toowoomba)       05DEC1995         

Husband, Matthew Lawrence Barnett was born 21 Feb 1916 at Coomera QLD to William John Barnett and Ellen Jane Whalley.

Matthew and Rachel married 15 Dec 1952 at Toowoomba QLD

Matthew died in Queensland 9 Feb 2004 and is interred  at Lower Coomera Cemetery, Qld.

Matthew Lawrence Barnett enlisted for WW2 with his twin brother Lawrence Matthew Barnett 12 May 1941.

Cheers, Michelle

Thank you, Regards, Ian  

From: Michelle
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:46 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Miners, Rachael Josephine (I63775)

Proposed Change: Miners, Rachael Josephine (I63775)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I63775&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian

I previously gave you the wrong year of marriage for Rachel and Matthew Barnett.

It should be 1962 not 1952.

I have also now found Rachels date of death which was 1st December 1995 at Toowoomba Hospital. Interred 6 dec 1995 at Garden of Remembrance, Toowoomba  QLD.

Cheers, Michelle

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Warwick
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:19 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Blowes, Charles Thomas (I500518)

Proposed Change: Blowes, Charles Thomas (I500518)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I500518&tree=MP

Description: OBITUARY

Mr. Chas. Thos. Blowes

Charlie (as he was known to everyone) Blowes passed quietly away at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve at his residence. "Back Creek," on Cooks Vale Creek, Limerick, at the age of 69 years. He would have reached 70 years on January 15.

He had been in falling health for some three or four years and had been unable to follow his former active life and. the end was not unexpected. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blowes, settled with their family at Back Creek when the land around that part, of Cooks Vale was thrown open. The nearest school was Fullerton School-now pulled down and here Charlie Blowes learnt his lessons and met his life's companion.

He married Catherine Sharwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sharwood, of the same district. The wedding at Bolong Church was a notable event not yet forgotten by the older people of the district. The young couple went to Burraga, where the copper mines were in full work. Charlie Blowes was esteemed as a hard-working miner, conscientious and never deterred by hard work, ready to take on an extra shift to help another, if ill. Nothing was too much trouble and he took a pride in the job. Later he brought his young family back to Cooks Vale Creek, taking up a selection adjoining his parents residence, and there he lived all the remainder of his life. A good shearer, an expert at handling horses and a good rider. A hard-working, industrious man of the land, ready for any job that was to be done. Of jovial, sociable disposition, Charlie Blowes was never happier than when keeping events moving at a schools' sports or acting as M.C. at a local dance. Mr. and Mrs. Blowes were always ready to respond to a call on behalf of any good cause and few were the social events at which he and his wife were not present giving of their time and boundless energy. Charlie Blowes was a good churchman; he made a point of being at church services, notwithstanding distance or weather. The Rev. T. E. Whiting expressed the feelings of a very large congregation before the Interment, saying how much Charlie would be missed and how difficult It will be to fill his place.

The funeral took place at Bolong on Sunday, December 26. An impressive service was read by the Rev. T. E. Whiting, M.A., and the congregation sang the hymn "Abide with Me." As the casket was carried out of the church hall "Forever with the Lord" was played on the organ. The large congregation some unable to gain admission to the hall and the long line of cars that followed to the cemetery bore testimony to the great respect In which the family is held. The Rev. T. E. Whiting officiated at the graveside, where the deceased was laid to rest beside his dearly loved wife, who predeceased him in July, 1946. Surviving are two sons Laurence Rupert (Cooks Vale), Albert Samuel (Fullerton) and three daughters  Emily Lindaline (Mrs. C. D. Stephenson), Ivy Beatrice (Mrs. L. B. Holden), both of Sydney, and Alma Jane (Mrs. Frank Smith, Fullerton). One son died in infancy. One brother is living, Albert, of Lithgow, and one brother, Sam, died many years ago. Sarah (Mrs. Grayson. Sydney) and Rachel (Mrs. . H. Murphy, Forbes) are sisters. Many beautiful floral tributes were received from sympathising friends.

Crookwell Gazette (NSW : 1885 - 1954), Wednesday 5 January 1949, page 4


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: John
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 4:14 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Family: Kibblewhite, William Henry / Gordon, Dorothy May

Proposed Change: Family: Kibblewhite, William Henry / Gordon, Dorothy May

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/familygroup.php?familyID=F36101&tree=MP

Description: William Henry Kibblewhite was my grandfather and my grandmother was Dorothy May Gordon daughter of Joseph Gordon b 1863 in Killeyclooney Ireland and died 1956 in Auburn NSW and Martha Louisa Ibbett born 11 March,1871 in Parramatta NSW and died 17 July, 1910 in Auburn NSW. My mother Isabella Jean Kibblewhite born 8th April,1918 in Bathurst and died 17 March 1991 in Bankstown NSW. She married John Patrick Sherry in 1940. John Patrick Sherry was born 9 Mar 1918 and died 20 November 1954. Isabella Jean then married William Thomas Daniel Innes in 1961 in Bankstown. William was born 18 January 1906 in Paddington and died 19 April 1997 in Padstow NSW. Could you please update these details. If you need any more information I am only too happy to assist


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Michelle
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2018 4:22 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Hoad, Sylvia H. M. (I118241)

Proposed Change: Hoad, Sylvia H. M. (I118241)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I118241&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian


The Sydney Morning Herald  Wednesday 17 June 1936   PAGE 14

OWEN.-June 16. 1936. at Wollongong, Colonel Percy Thomas Owen, C.B.E. (late Director of Federal Public Works), son of the late Colonel Percy Owen, of Bellambi, aged 71 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 2 February 1939 Page   21

Interesting Wedding.

The wedding will be celebrated very quietly of Mrs. Sylvia Owen, widow of Colonel Percy Owen, of Bundarra, South Coast, and Mr. Frederic Barnett, of Wollongong, who is associated with the Port Kembla Coal Co., Ltd. The marriage will take place shortly. Mr. Barnett's son, Mr. Derrick Barnett, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday, will leave for England this year to study engineering.

BARNETT Frederick James Death notice 17AUG1973 Death 90  late of Epping, formerly of Wollongong Sydney Morning Herald 22AUG1973 page 72

BARNETT, Frederick James. - August 17, 1973, of Epping and formerly of Wollongong, dearly beloved husband of Sylvia, loved father of Derek, father-in-law of Hilda and grandfather of David and Anthony. Aged 90 years. Privately cremated.

Derek is the son of Frederick

BARNETT Sylvia Honor May Death notice 23JUN1981 Death 88  late of Epping and Wollongong Sydney Morning Herald 27JUN1981 page 154

BARNETT, Sylvia Honor May. -June 23, 1981, at a nursing home, late of Epping and "Millbrook" Wollongong, beloved daughter of the late Walter and Olieve Hoad, of Yarrangobilly and Cootamundra, loved sister of Leo, Olieve, and Muriel, Gertrude, Eve, Ruth, Walter (all deceased), Gladys (Mrs Slade) and Edna (Mrs Cohen) and loved aunt of her nieces and nephews. In her 89th year.


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 8:27 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Hain, Judith (I57989)

Proposed Change: Hain, Judith (I57989)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I57989&tree=MP

Description: The Monaro Post 14 March 2018


POVEY, Judith Ann -(Nee Hain) passed away peacefully on Monday March, 5th 2018 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of Yallambee Lodge Cooma. Aged 94 years.

Dearly loved by husband David (dec) and his family. Loved sister to Jim, Helen, Evelyn and her eight deceased brothers and sisters.

Loved and loving aunty to her many nieces and nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.

The relatives and friends of the late JUDITH ANN POVEY are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Patrick's Catholic Church, Cooma, on Wednesday March 14th 2018 commencing at 11:00 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery, Cooma.

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 8:11 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Blewitt, Irene Mary (I66655)

Proposed Change: Blewitt, Irene Mary (I66655)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I66655&tree=MP

Description: The Monaro Post 14 March 2018


POWER, Irene Mary - passed away peacefully on Monday, March 12th 2018 at Bupa Nursing Home, Calwell. Formerly of Cobbin Creek via Jindabyne. Aged 93 years.

Dearly loved wife of Langley (DEC). Mother of Julia, Roger, Sheree and Jayne. Adored Great Nan to her many grand children and great grandchildren.

The relatives and friends of the late IRENE MARY POWER are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Thomas's Catholic Church, Moonbah, on Thursday March 22nd 2018 commencing at 11:30 am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Moonbah General Cemetery.

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 7:45 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Mould, Bruce Edward (I43307)

Proposed Change: Mould, Bruce Edward (I43307)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I43307&tree=MP

Description: The Monaro Post 22 September 2017


Formally of "Boconic" Middlingbank Bruce Edward MOULD Passed away 20 September 2017 Late of Weeroona Nursing Home and formally of Denman St Cooma.

Loving husband of Shirley (dec) and much loved father and father in law of Pamela & Ian Hunter, Peter and Jenny Mould. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Erin, Brendon, Christopher (dec) & Alina. Aged 89 years.

Bruce's family & friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to be held at St John's Anglican Church Cowra, commencing at 11am Monday 25th September 2017. Thence for interment in the Cowra Cemetery.

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 6:36 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Nichols, Francis "Harry" (I109079)

Proposed Change: Nichols, Francis "Harry" (I109079)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I109079&tree=MP

Description: The Monaro Post 4 August 2016

Funeral Notice

NICHOLS, Francis Harry (Harry) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 4th of August 2016 at his residence in Cooma. Aged 97 years.

The service will be held on Monday the 8th of August.

Dearly loved husband of ESMA (dec), father of ROBERT, BRIAN (dec), JANICE, WARREN, RICHARD AND TREVOR.

Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Michelle
Sent: Sunday, 8 April 2018 10:02 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Bastardi, Frederick Vaughan (I10514)

Proposed Change: Bastardi, Frederick Vaughan (I10514)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I10514&tree=MP

Description: The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Tuesday 6 July 1993 p 18 Family Notices

BASTARDI, Fred. - July 3, 1993. Aged 82. Suddenly at home in Sutton. Sadly missed by his family. At peace.

Interred in Gungahlin Cemetery ACT


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: Michelle
Sent: Sunday, 8 April 2018 9:56 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Tacon, Rhonda (I212143)

Proposed Change: Tacon, Rhonda (I212143)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I212143&tree=MP

Description:  The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Mon 26 Jun 1961 Page 8

Jindabyne Interest In Canberra Wedding

The marriage was celebrated at All Saints' Church, Ainslie, recently of Rhonda Anne Tacon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Tacon, of Canberra, and formerly of Jindabyne, to Immne Magyar, of Jindabyne.

The service was conducted by the Reverend E. Buckle.

The bride chose a white de-lustred satin gown with a boat-shaped neckline, and long fitted sleeves pointed at the wrists. It had a bell-shaped street-length skirt.

Her shoulder-length, three tiered veil was caught with a pearl tiara and she carried a bouquet of red and white gladioli roses.

The bridesmaid, Beverly Bastardi, of Cooma, wore a blue velvet frock with a fur trimmed neckline and a matching muff. Rosemary Harvey, of Jindabyne, a niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a blue velvet frock and a muff to match.

The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Bill Ainsworth, of Yarrangobilly Caves.

A reception was held at Hotel Civic. Guests were from Newcastle, Jindabyne, Young and Canberra.


Thank you, Regards, Ian


From: Michelle
Sent: Sunday, 8 April 2018 6:44 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Lampe, Ivan C. (I78365)

Proposed Change: Lampe, Ivan C. (I78365)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I78365&tree=MP

Description: Hi Ian


Western Champion (Parkes, NSW : 1898 - 1934) Thursday 6 May 1926 p 6 Article

Mr. Ivan Conrad Lampe, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lampe, of "Brohucting,"(sic Buddong) Peak Hill, died in Sydney on the 28th ult., after a lengthy illness, from Bright's disease. He was 22 years of age. The remains were brought to Peak Hill for interment.

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Thu 29 Apr 1926 Page 6

Family Notices

LAMPE.- April 28th, 1926, at a private hospital, Sydney, Ivan (Buz) Lampe, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lampe, of Buddong, Peak Hill, aged 22 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 23 October 1946  PAGE 24

LAMPE-October 22, 1946 at Manly

Ruby Constance Lampe of 43 Osborne Road, Manly, widow of the late Ivan C. Lampe of Peak Hill, NSW, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs A .E. Bassan of Hunters Hill and loved sister of Dorothy (Mrs P Heyman) Leslie, Beresford, Marjorie (Mrs C Barrell) and Harold. RIP

LAMPE -October 22, 1940 at Manly, Ruby Constance Lampe, of 43 Osborne Road Manly,loved sister-in-law of Mrs G Perryman of Cheltenham and Mrs.J.Moulden of Eastwood. R.I.P.

LAMPE -The Funeral of the late Ruby Constance Lampe of 43 Osborne Road Manly will leave the Church of Mary Immaculate Whistler Street Manly at 9 am To morrow Thursday, and will arrive at Catholic Cemetery No 1 Mortuary Rookwood at 10 30 am


Thank you, Regards, Ian 


From: David McGrath 
Sent: 2018-04-05 11:29 PM
Subject: Booshang

Hi Kerry and David,

I am David, son of Lucy Mcgrath nee booshand. I stumbled across your historical page on John Booshang whilst looking for information on the horse trainer Jack Booshand (i work in racing myself!). 

I found it a very interesting read, it’s great to finally know a bit about my family and certainly puts a lot of things to rest!

Thanks again

David Mcgrath 

Hi David,

Quirky timing.  In 2 days’ time it will be the 65th anniversary of Carioca winning the Sydney Cup.

Wising you all the best,  Kerry


From: Don Hutt
Sent: Wednesday, 4 April 2018 8:26 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Cameron, John McLean (I279349)

Proposed Change: Cameron, John McLean (I279349)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I279349&tree=MP

Description: Should daughter Elsie May Cameron (Bates) be included?

Born 1893 about 14 months before John and Louisa were married.

As yet I have not been able for find an explanation for the delay.

Don Hutt

Thank you, Regards, Ian  

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