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William Jardine
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Mr William Jardine

WILLIAM JARDINE, who was born on 22nd October, 1819, at Ryedale, Dumfries, Scotland, and died on 28th June, 1904, was one of those sturdy pioneers to whom :Manaro owes so much more than words can express. In company with the late Mr. Hugh Wallace, he arrived in Sydney on 8th January, 1841. There he stayed for some few years, finally finding his way to the Manaro district in 1846. A year later, in association with Mr. Stewart Ryrie, Jr., he started a flour mill at Jindabyne, the motive power being the waters of the Snowy River. He worked this for a number of years. In 1852 he was married at Coolringdon by the Rev. E. G. Pryce to Cathrane, the daughter of Angus Cochrane. Mrs. Jardine was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1824, and died at Curry Flat in 1898. About 1860 Mr. Jardine purchased the Bullembalong property which, after holding for a short while, he sold to Mr. Donald Ryrie. He then acquired Curry Flat, a holding of 14,000 acres, situated near Nimitybelle. At a later date he bought Biggam Station, of 17,000 acres, and purchased the Bullembalong property. He was also the owner of Nitholm , of 1,300 acres, near Coma, and of 1,200 acres at Jindabyne. After acquiring Curry Flat he devoted himself to its improvement, and by constant care transformed an area apparently unsuited for sheep into a holding suited to sheep breeding and wool growing. He early obtained sheep from Mr. C. B. Fisher's South Australian Estate, but in 1870 a pure merino strain from Riverina was introduced.

 

Bullembalong

Mr. Jardine was a staunch Presbyterian, and for years was an Elder of his Church of which he was a generous supporter. A window erected to his memory at Coma has on it, "Erected by his friends" - words which bear an eloquent testimony to the regard and esteem in which he was held by that community for whose good he had so long and so zealously labored.

As a citizen, Mr. Jardine worked earnestly for the improvement of the district. He was one of the founders of the Pastoral and Agricultural Association at Coma and was for some time a successful exhibitor at many of the shows. He was also interested in the Nimitybelle Farmers' Association, to which he gave considerable assistance. He was buried beside his wife at Round Plain, where was erected on land donated by him the first Presbyterian Church on Manaro. He was survived by, four sons - Robert, Angus, John and James-and a daughter, Mary.

Transcribed by Pattrick Mould in 2003, from the book "Back to Coma' Celebrations" page 80


THE SYDNEY MAIL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 1897

Curry Flat W.J. over C.F. 
by F.B.

Accepting an invitation from Mr. Jardine, of Curry Flat, to visit his station in the Nimitybelle District. I left Cooma, as usual, in charge of that veteran tourist guide, Mr. P. Heyland. Some of the Cooma People want their municipal area to be reduced, as they have more road mileage than the municipality can keep in order. Others vote for no reduction, I don't propose to say which side is right, it is no affair of mine, but judging by the first four miles of the Bombala Road from Cooma (which is exceptionally bad ) and by all the rest which is exceptionally good, I would sympathise with the reducers if I were called on. One of the prettiest sights on the road after leaving Cooma is the new residence being erected for the Messrs Sellars of The Rock. The building is to cost something like 2000 pounds and the Messrs Sellars are planting trees in every direction.

There will be few prettier places on the Monaro. My destination on the first night out was Mr. J.J. Deveraux's place, whose very handsome residence is situated on a snug 10,000 acre block of splendid sheep country.
On arriving at Curry Flat, I was warmly welcomed by a sturdy, white-headed old gentleman of the good old British Yeoman type. Mr. Jardine is only 78 years of age, and he walked as briskly as I could, and as I had an overcoat on and was cold, and he was just in his shirt sleeves and was warm, one may understand that the old gentleman is hale and Hearty. His welcome was hearty enough anyhow.

Jardine Family Photo C 1865
Catherine (Nee Cochrane) and William Snr, holding James b.1863, Mary b.1853
Unknown lady, William b.1854 d 1878, Robert b.1857, Angus b.1858, John b.1861.

Our illustrations (below) will show a nest of comfortable buildings, nestling in under sheltering hills, even better than I can describe it. It struck me right away that Curry Flat had a solid and substantial, and prosperous look about it which could only be the result of the labours of an experienced veteran, who believed that "Providence helps those who help themselves first." Now I know I was right. Mr Jardine, if he could choose would prefer good seasons, but not having a choice he is always prepared to meet droughts and their attendant drawbacks, which however have seldom had to be contended with on the Monaro.

Mr. Jardine has valuable lieutenants in the shape of two stalwart sons, Mr. John Jardine the elder of the two having been manager for the last 10 years. From their infancy almost Mr. Jardine has had them amongst his stock, and engaged in active work on the station.

In this way they have gained the practical experience which is necessary for station work. The home training has been conducted on the good old fashion Scotch System, which does not require any comment from me.
Curry Flat contains an area of about 14,000 acres, mostly freehold property. Mr Jardine took up the property in 1862, having secured 16,000 acres of leasehold land. Some of the outside edge was afterwards selected; but a solid and compact block now remains, splendidly watered by the Bobundara Creek and tributaries and permanent springs. The quality of the land is uniform nearly throughout- rich and slightly undulating flats. The way I describe the quality of the land is thus;" some parts are better than the good parts"

Another advantage Curry Flat has is that it has a splendid road right through to the railway, only 23 miles away.
When Mr. Jardine arrived on the Monaro there weren't any sheep worth mentioning- only cattle and horses-and for a long time shepherds had to look out that their charges did not escape them in the long grass. This did not suit Mr. Jardine and so the shepherds were given a bonus to burn parts of the run at intervals. Grass seed was then sown on the burnt part, and cattle and horses turned onto every block where there was coarse, rank grass tussocks. This was kept up till all the necessary burning was complete; and five years after his arrival, Curry Flat was carrying sheep to the upmost extent of the capability of the land.

A good class of sheep was purchased from Mr. CB Fisher's South Australian estate, the strain being renewed from the same flock up to 1870, when a pure merino strain was introduced from the Riverina. Other blood was introduced from Mudgee from the best flocks in that district ; and of late years the supply has been drawn from Messrs. Litchfield's Hazeldean Estate, better than that can hardly be obtained in the district.

Mr. Jardine is emphatically a merinos, and his chief aim is to keep this class in its highest perfection. Every year the whole flock is carefully and thoroughly classed, and only the very best quality ewes kept for stud uses, the result being a strong combing wool of bright lustre, regular serrations, and plenty of yolk. The W.J. over C.F brand has always managed to secure firm average prices on the London Market. The remnant is crossed with Lincoln rams, and the result is a "Butchers Sheep" large framed and robust. Lucerne and artificial feeding produce a sweet juicy meat satisfactory alike to purchaser and consumer. As an instance of the quality of the sheep kept for the Sydney fat mrkets I may mention that Curry Flat trucked 4,500 sheep to Sydney this season, with prices ranging from 8s 4d to 16.7d.

Mr Jardine's favourite cattle are the Devons, and his first batch were comprised of this class, he purchased through Mr. Hamilton of Woolway. These have been crossed with the Durham Shorthorn, and the herd of today, numbering about 400 usually, furnish some splendid specimens of beef and milk cattle. During this season Curry Flat disposed of 200 fat cattle on the Sydney market at prices ranging from 3 pounds twelve shillings to six pounds sixteen shillings. and as most of these were cows the price must be allowed to be a good one.
The horses number about 80, and are readily disposed of for station and stock purposes locally, and a number of buyers for Indian remounts. The prices given for this latter class of horse by the Indian buyers have ranged from 8 and 10 and 13 guineas for several years past.

In conjunction with Curry Flat the Jardine's also Biggam, 7000 acres, and Nitholm, 1263 acres. Biggam is situated 26 miles fro Cooma, and is used for cattle and sheep, but chiefly cattle. Nitholm is only four miles from the trucking yards, and is used for a receiving depot for cattle and sheep.

Nitholm Homestead

The matter of cultivation has not been neglected on Curry Flat, and some of the soil is eminently suited for wheat cultivation. Last year the wheat returned 35 bushels to the acre. Oats returned about 63 bushels to the acre, and there was 30 acres of Lucerne along the rich black soil flats through which the Bobundara meanders. The Lucerne grown was right up to the Monaro sample, and that is saying a great deal. There is no better lucerne grown than on the Monaro. Mr Jardine is determined to keep the reputation of Curry Flat sheep and cattle on the Sydney Markets, and a system has been inaugurated on the run by which 25 acres of Lucerne extra will be laid down every year.

The milk and dairy station worked on the run is only four miles from the New South Wales Creamery Butter Company's factory, and Mr. John Jardine is a strong supporter of the efforts of this company in the Nimmitybelle district.

Close to the head station is a school house, where the educational requirements of the children of the employees are attended to.

A stay of a couple of days on Curry Flat cannot but do anyone good. Here there is no noise and bustle. No trams or buses, no bells no discordant howlings. One is away from the agent and the man who will put you onto a good thing in the shape of a copper or gold mine in a day or two. The cattle dealer is only at large here at intervals. Everyone is busy on Curry Flat, from the old gentleman to the youngest hand. And what I liked best was that the sudden appearance of "the boss" didn't make anyone work harder. There was no looking out of the corners of the eyes - no fluster- the men just worked along as usual. Because they work just as well when "the boss" isn't there. That's the way Mr. Jardine brings them up.

The old gentleman is like the patriarch of a tribe- kind good tempered, and sympathetic with one and all, the consequence being everything on Curry Flat works like clockwork. And not alone to the old gentleman do these remarks apply. If the employees work in unison with him equally, so do they with Mister John and Mister James, as the boys are referred to. I tried to find a bullock-driver on Curry Flat. I wanted to know if it was necessary to breath profanity on to a Curry Flat team to keep it going. I don't think it would. I think a bullock drover would be ashamed to be caught swearing round here. It doesn't seem appropriate somehow.

Mr. Jardine tells some humorous stories of his landing in '41 - over 56 years ago and his earliest life. He started the Jindabyne flour mill in conjunction with Mr. Stuart Ryrie. Here he made the acquaintance of Jacky Jacky, the outlaw; and here he was the "white father" of a tribe of blacks who had to use the mill weir to cross the Snowy River on their excursion to Kosciusko after the Boogong. I wonder if my readers know how the blacks treat the Boogong. here it is In September and October the tribes migrate towards Kosciusko. They are so lean they hardly cast a shadow. The Boogong is a big moth which clusters in hundreds in the clefts of the rocks when resting. The natives scoop them out onto a rug and make a fire as if they were going to cook a damper. Then the moths take the place of the damper, and in a few minutes nothing remains but a little white kernel, which the blacks pick out with a sharp stick and eat faster than you can count. (In February and march the aboriginal, who has swollen up like a canine the victim of misplaced confidence in a stray piece of meat, and greasy as the inside of a whale, returns to the plains to return again next Boogong season as lean and hungry as ever.)

Mr. Jardine tells me that he was on top of Mount Kosiusko with the Rev W.B. Clarke (geologist) when the Omeo broke out. I don' know when that was but it is a very long time ago. And now I must bring this scetch to a close and leave Curry Flat with every kind recollection of the grand owner and his sons and a never-to-be-forgotten conviction that my first experience on the Monaro bought me the connection with some of the best men I ever had the good fortune to meet. I have a warm invitation to return, perhaps someday I shall.

Article and photos procured and transcribed by Betty Raffaele, Cooma, April 2003



Death of Mr. William Jardine A Monaro Pioneer
Manaro Mercury Friday July 1 1904

During the week death has removed an old and much esteemed resident of Monaro in the person of Mr. William Jardine, of the Curry Flat Station, near Nimitybelle, the sad event taking place on Tuesday last. Few who knew this Monaro Pioneer, and were acquainted with his strength and constitution, had the slightest idea that the end was so near, and thus the shock to the wide circle of friends of this gentleman was the more severe. Up to a fortnight ago, Mr. Jardine appeared to be in his usual good health, and proceeded about his business in the cheery and hearty manner which was characteristic of his personality, and his loss will be keenly felt by numbers far and near.

After making a journey to Yaouk about a fortnight since, Mr. Jardine was returning to Nimitybelle, and made a short stay at Nitholm, on of his properties about five miles from Cooma, where his sister Miss Agnes Carlisle Jardine resides. On Sunday week he was walking about as usual, and apparently in the best of health. At about eleven o'clock on that morning he went to his room to rest, as was his custom, and about two hours later Miss Jardine visited him and ascertained that he could not move, his left side being attacked by paralysis. Medical aid was at once sought, and the patient was placed under the care of Dr. Paton, who sent out a trained nurse to render constant attention. Mr. John Jardine who manages the station properties for the family, visited him on Monday evening last noticed a great improvement in the condition of the patient, and considered he was progressing well towards recovery. It was the opinion of the household that Mr. Jardine would soon be able to be about again, and Mr. John Jardine left for Curry Flat, reaching home at eight o'clock that night. At about four o'clock on Tuesday morning word was sent to Curry Flat that Mr. Jardine was showing symptoms of collapse, and Mr. John Jardine returned to Nitholm at six that morning, finding his father quite conscious, though weak, and fully impressed with the fact that recovery was impossible. The patient wished the members of the household goodbye and retained consciousness up to within an hour of his death, which occurred shortly after noon. At the period of his death Mr. Jardine was in his eighty fifth year.

Arrangements were accordingly made for the funeral, and it was decided to bring the remains to Cooma, and place them in the Presbyterian Church, where a service was held on Thursday afternoon. The cortege left Nitholm at two o'clock arriving at the church at four o'clock in the afternoon. The pulpit of the edifice was draped, and the coffin was borne by Messrs Angus, John and James (sons of the deceased) and Henry Jardine a nephew of Bega.) The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. W. Thornton, and the coffin was of polished cedar, with silver mountings. The plate bore the following inscription:- "William Jardine died 28th June 1904 aged 84 years" Floral tokens of regard were placed on the coffin, these having been sent by Mr. John Jardine and the members of the family, the Misses Lily and Kate Jardine, Mr. & Mrs. T. Thomas, Mr and Mrs Feilen Snr. Mrs Scully and family (Sydney) the residents of Nimitybelle, Messrs Sands and Sellar, and Mr. and Mrs E. Hain. The church was well filled by well known residents of the town and district, who attended to convey their last tribute of respect to the memory of one who was beloved by all.

The minister Rev. J.H. Craig, being absent from Cooma on a fortnight's holiday, the service was conducted by the Rev. Andrew Baron of Grafton. The hymn "Take comfort Christians when your friends" was sung by the congregation, after which the Rev. gentleman read the 90th Psalm, and a passage from 1st Thessalonians, chapter 4. Continuing, the Rev. Mr. Barron said that such words of comfort an divine inspiration concerning their trust in and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only saviour of the soul. It was a solemn occasion on which they were gathered together that afternoon; it was solemn indeed to stand up in open grief and think of the lessons it spoke to everyone; it was equally solemn to gather round the lifeless frame of their departed brother. Parting left sorrow in those closely connected; "man was born to sorrow as the sparks fly upward,." and they looked forward to those daily separations and trials. Sometimes they came in certain cases very sad very trying; sometimes others were cut down in their youth, before their beginning days and years of usefulness, and hearts mourned because of the youth that had passed away; others in the full strength of life, leaving those behind them, unprovided for. Sad and sorrowful where partings like those, the departure of their brother caused sorrow in the parting;; he had gone beyond some four score years and was now called away; cut down and gone to be gathered unto his father at a good old age. They sympathised with the relatives; they were sorry but not as those who had no hope. He knew nothing so soothing to the conscience as the knowledge and confidence and hope of being called to Jesus.

Continuing his remarks, the Rev gentleman said he was a stranger in the district, on a visit, and their departed friend was unknown to him, but he had heard a little about him since he arrived a few days ago; he had heard many kind words spoken about him; what a good Christian man he was, on who was not ashamed to take his stand on the side of Jesus, and was known as a follower of the Lamb, and one who helped the cause that was dear to them. The knowledge that he was in abetter world might sooth and comfort sorrowing hearts better than all their sympathy. He learned that Mr.Jardine was a man of wide Christian sympathies, open hearted and of great liberality to the cause of good and truth; living to help ever good object, a brother in adversity to those who needed his help. In the sphere which he filled in the world, in the market a man of honour, integrity and reliability; a man to be trusted and believed in wherever he was situated. Such a man was he, and sadly missed when his place was vacant. He occupied a wide sphere of influence in the district, and the speaker was sure the loss would be felt by all those who came in much contact with him. Such a place was not easily filled. The last call was a lesson and a call to every one of them; the voice said "be ye always ready, and such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh". Spared as he was to a good old age, the call came soon, and he had not gathered his friends around him to bid him the last farewell. He had left behind him true and sorrowing friends, and died regretted. They all had their little places to fill, their influence exercised every one of them. That dispensation was given to all, so that they might bear their trials and losses, and enjoy the blessings of life.
The Rev. Gentleman then delivered a prayer, after which the congregation sang the hymn "Now the labourers task is o'er", following which the organist Mr. H.A. Evans played with much effect "The Dead March" from Saul.
The remains were left in the church during the night, and in the morning the funeral started for the burial ground at Round Plain, which is situated between Berridale and Adaminaby, and is about thirty miles distant. The cemetery formed portion of the Bullembalong run, owned , and formerley occupied, by Mr .Jardine the site being given to the Presbyterian Church by the owner. The Rev J.H. Craig returned to Cooma this morning, and, with the Rev. James Cameron of West Monaro, conducted the burial service at the grave.

The decease was born on 22nd October 1919 at Rysedale, Dumfries Scotland. and was 84 years of age last October. He landed in Sydney on 8th January, 1841 being then 22years of age, having come out with the late Mr. Hugh Wallace from Scotland.

He came to the Monaro district in 1846 and in the following year started the Jindabyne Flour Mill, using the waters of the Snowy River as the motive power. He worked the flour mill for several years, and then (about 40 years ago) purchased the Bullembalong Station. He sold this to Mr. Dona Ryrie shortly afterwards, and bought Curry Flat, a property of 14,000 acres. When the Curry Flat Station was acquired it was nearly all Crown land, unsecured, but is now a compact freehold property, and Mr. Jardine has resided there for about 35 years. Other properties owned by the deceased were Nitholm, of 1300 acres, near Cooma; 1200 acres at Jindabyne; and other smaller places. Curry Flat, which carries sheep and cattle, was a very undesirable property before it became improved, and many were the warnings which Mr. Jardine received, that he could make nothing out of it. The grass was rank and coarse that the outlook was not promising, but with burning off it became good for sheep, and the owner quickly fenced the paddocks, which then required no shepherds to watch the flocks. Some twenty years ago Mr. Jardine was thrown from his horse which bolted when he was returning from a visit to Mr.Henry Wallace's, Dangelong Station to Curry Flat. He then suffered paralysis in the groin, but recovered. The day before his last attack (Saturday week) he was out riding, and Mr. John Jardine was about to truck some bullocks. Mr. Jardine Snr. was then riding a pony bareback, helping to cut the cattle out, and while sliding off the animal got a slight fall, which may perhaps have hastened the attack from which he succumbed. That was nearly two weeks ago, and he was then working at Nitholm. Mr. Jardine was a splendid mechanic, and built a sulky, with steps at rear, and a set of harness, which was worn by two ponies which he had bred. This vehicle formed one of the funeral procession, and conveyed the numerous floral tributes from Nitholm to the Presbyterian church in Cooma.

Mr. Jardine was a splendid stamp of a pioneer, of hardy constitution and a will to overcome all obstacles. Although not occupying prominent public positions he was a steady worker, throwing the whole of his energies into matters which he took in hand. He was one of the promoters of the Cooma P.&A Association being a prominent and successful exhibitor of stock. For years he was one of the honorary magistracy, and an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Cooma, he being one of the guarantors, and assisting largely to pay off the debt on the building. He was greatly interested in matters pertaining
to the progress of the district, and his death has caused a void which is extremely hard to fill. Being possessed of a kindly disposition, his charitable actions were manifold, as many residents can testify, while he gained the admiration and esteem of all he came into contact by his unswerving probity. While a thoroughly practical and keen businessman, with a mind of broad mould, his nature was of the gentle kind who endeared him to everyone. The district can ill afford to lose such men, though it cannot expect to retain them long, after having, as did Mr. Jardine, lived to the ripe old age of nearly 85years.

Mr. Jardine leaves a family of five, viz. Mr. Robert Jardine of Bullembalong; Mr. Angus Jardine of Adaminaby; Mr. John Jardine, Curry Flat, and who has managed the properties for a number of years, Mr. James Jardine of Biggam Cattle Station, and Miss Mary Jardine who lives at Curry Flat. A son William, died twenty years ago. Miss Agnes Carlisle Jardine, who lives at Nitholm, is a sister to the deceased, and though having attained the age of eight-three is still hale and hearty.

Letters of condolence have been received by members of the family from Mrs. Cochrane, Messrs. Sands and Sellar, Mrs Hassall, the Rev J.H.Craig and Mr. C Taylor while telegrams were sent from Mesdames Lette, Driscoll, McKeahnie (Yaouk). Mr & Mrs. E.W. Cansdell, Mr & Mrs D. Lette, Messrs. C Donnelly, Searight, F Lawry (Manager N.Z.L and M.A. Coy.) O Harrison, M.A. Baird, G.L. Fischer, E. Barnes, the Nimitybelle bench of Magistrates, F.R. Woodward, Pitt Son and Badgery, W. Haslingdon, J Samuels, E. Evans, N.Scully, J & F McDonald, (William St. Sydney) H. Niblock, G.W. Ord and others.

This article  was procured and transcribed by Betty Raffaele, Cooma, April 2003


Hail Our Sturdy Pioneers

The name Jardine is synonymous with Nimmitabel, so it is fitting that we join them to celebrate their proud history in the Back to Nimitybelle Festival and Centenary Show in the year 2003. They have demonstrated their love for the land their forebears entrusted them, by continuing fanning through good times and adversity to have the 5th generation still working hard and improving their land.

William Jardine was born at Ryedale, Dumfries, Scotland in 1819. He arrived in Sydney in 1841, and finally made his way to Monaro in 1846. A year later, in association with Mr. Stewart Ryrie he started a flour mill at Jindabyne, the motive power being the waters of the Snowy River. He worked at this for a number of years.

William Jardine purchased quite a bit of land around Monaro, but finally acquired Curry Flat, where he applied his energies to improving it and producing fine livestock.

He was a generous supporter of his church and the Nimmitabel community, hence his name appears in many records of community organizations in Nimmitabel, where his wise counsel and contribution was valued.

One of his sons John Jardine, shared his father's dedication to the well-being of the community, and he will have his name indissolubly linked with Nimmitabel as long as our village exists. It was largely due to his drive and support that the Nimmitabel Show Society as we know it was established.

John Jardine was instrumental in the establishment of the Nimmitabel Pastoral and Agricultural Association, the forerunner to our present Show Society.

He was also interested in the welfare of the wider community, and as an elected councillor served 8 years as President of Monaro Shire. He excelled in sport and represented Nimmitabel in football and cricket.

The vision, commitment and generous support given by William and John Jardine 'in making Nimmitabel a great place to live will be long remembered by the present generation, who reap the fruits of their labour. I'm sure their descendants will remember them proudly during our celebrations in 2003.


MARY JARDINE
Curry Flat

Monaro Mercury 13 August 1920.
Death of Miss M. Jardine.

An old resident of the district, Miss Mary Jardine, daughter of the late Mr William and Mrs. Catherine Jardine of Bullembalong, passed away at the residence of her brother, Mr. John Jardine, of Curry Flat, Nimmitabel, on Wednesday last. The deceased lady lived with her parents until their decease, and subsequently, for a period of nearly half a century at the Curry Flat Station. Suffering from asthma for some weeks, Miss Jardine caught a cold a few days since, when Dr. Utber was called in attendance and the services of a trained nurse were engaged. It was thought that there was a slight congestion of the lungs, but that there was no cause for fear, and on Wednesday morning the patient was apparently progressing satisfactorily towards recovery. A little later s sudden change of a serious nature took place, followed by heart trouble and a speedy collapse, death taking place within a few minutes.
The remains were conveyed to Cooma on Thursday and place in the Presbyterian Church where the Rev. Sealy Hutchings conducted a burial service this morning, prior to the burial at Round Plain Cemetery at Bullembalong; a distance of 26 miles from Cooma.
The members of the family present, Messrs. Robert, Angus, John, James, and Harry (Bega) Mr. & Mrs Harrison the latter being a niece of the deceased lady. The coffin bore numerous wreaths of exquisite flowers, from the members of the family mentioned, Mrs W. Scanes and Mrs. R. L. Sands. Numbers of Cooma residents were present at the burial service, and joined the cortege to the cemetery, where the Rev. Hutchings delivered sympathetic address prior to the interment, at which numerous friends of the district gathered.
The deceased lady it may be said that a kindly disposition prompted her to devote her life to the welfare of other; unselfishness, and a kindred desire to assist her fellow beings marked a life which provided a striking and praiseworthy example. Miss Jardine was the only daughter of the late William Jardine, and the eldest of the family, was born at Jindabyne on 22 August 1853 and would have reached her 67th birthday a week hence. With Mr. John Jardine, she was in partnership in the Curry Flat and Springfield properties, and exhibited a business capacity which proved of much assistance in the sphere of management. The sympathy of the district is extended to members of the family and a wide circle of friends, who share to a large extent the sorrow of the loss of one who was generally beloved.

Article  procured and transcribed by Betty Raffaele, Cooma, April 2003


Mr. Angus Jardine

Cooma Express May 25 1945
Obituary

The death occurred in Hospital on Wednesday 16th inst., of Mr. Angus Jardine, of West Hoxton, near Liverpool, at the age of 87 years 9 months. Deceased was the last of the family of four sons and a daughter of Mr. & Mrs William Jardine of Curry Flat, well known Monaro Pioneers. Mr. William Jardine a native of Ryedale, Dumfries, Scotland came to this district just on 100 years ago, his father in conjunction with the late Mr. Stewart Ryrie Jr. started a flour mill at Jindabyne, the motive power being the waters of the Snowy River. He conducted this for a number of years. About 1860 he purchased the Bullembalong run but sold it shortly after to Mr. David Ryrie and acquired Curry Flat, which still remains in the possession of the Jardine family. He later bought Biggam Station, Bullembalong, Nitholm and a Jindabyne property.
Angus for the greater part of his life carried on grazing, mainly in the Adaminaby district. A keen lover of horses he was never so happy as when among his four footed friends, being a splendid rider and an efficient breaker-in. About seventeen years ago he left the Monaro for the Liverpool District, working a property at West Hoxton with his son Eric.
He married Marion, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Burt of Lindfield. She survives him, also one son Eric, of West Hoxton, one daughter Mrs. Stan Prior (Muriel) Wollongong, and three grandchildren. Two sons William and Frank, predeceased him, also four brothers and a sister.
The remains were privately cremated on the 18th May, following a Presbyterian burial service, the pall bearers being Messrs. Eric Jardine (son) Stan Prior (son-in-law) Harry and Will Jardine Curry Flat, (Nephews).

This article  was procured and transcribed by Betty Raffaele, Cooma, April 2003


Mr. James Jardine,

Cooma Monaro Express, 7th April 1936

As briefly recorded recently, Mr. James Jardine, passed away at Griffith on the 24th March at the age of 73 years. Deceased was the youngest son of the late Mr. William Jardine, of Curry Flat, Nimmitabel. He worked with his father there until his marriage to Miss H.B. Robbie of Bomabal, when he took over the Biggam Property, near Berridale. After a number of years there he moved to Cooma in order to provide for the schooling of his children and while in Cooma was connected with the auctioneering business of Mr. R.L. Sands. He had always been a sufferer of Asthma and thinking that a hot dry climate might suit his health, he disposed of his Biggam property to Mr. Bert Gunning and purchased a farm on Griffith Irrigation area. Here he went in for fruit growing and remained until his death.
He was a keen footballer in his young days, playing with the first Nimmitabel team and visiting Sydney with that team 50 years ago. His quiet nature won him the love and friendship of all who knew him
He is survived by his wife, six sons, William, James, Bruce, John, Gordon, and Harry and five daughters Mrs. Buchan, Paddington, Mrs. Rae - Manly, Mrs. Woods - Sydney, Mrs. Dunstan - Tasmania and Jean of Griffith.
Mr. Angus Jardine, Liverpool is his sole surving brother.
After a short service at the Presbyterian Church, Griffith the remains were laid to rest in the Presbyterian Section of the Griffith Cemetery. There were many floral tributes from Monaro and Griffith friends.

This article  was procured and transcribed by Betty Raffaele, Cooma, April 2003


 

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