By Ida M. Forsyth The Buffalo is, of course, the best known of all the early boats because it brought South Australia's first Governor, Capt. John Hindmarsh, and other representatives appointed by the British Government, and because on their arrival South Australia was proclaimed a Crown colony. The Buffalo ranked as a sixth-rate boat of 589 tons, and was built in 1813 in Calcutta of teak, and originally called the Hindustan. It was purchased by the navy. used as a store ship, and renamed Buffalo. There is an interesting but caustic diary of the voyage written by Mr. George Stevenson, in which there are records of the disagreements, difficulties, and trials of the voyage. The two most serious problems of the passengers seemed to be shortage of water and an over-supply of animals. He speaks of the smell of hogs in a horrid state of dirt. There were also dogs, cats, mules, turkeys, guineafowl, geese, and other poultry. Most of these belonged to Capt. Hindmarsh, who did not add to his popularity when at Rio de Janeiro where they called for water, he added eight or 10 more half-grown hogs to the cargo. Mr. Stevenson records that the water allowance was cut down one pint a day a passenger to allow these animals to be kept.
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Proclamation Read It is interesting to note on the form issued to intending passengers inthe Buffalo:--"A good stock of wearing apparel will be found desirable, as there will be no fresh water allowed for washing while on board." A very interesting description of the arrival of the Buffalo at Glenelg and the proclamation ceremony is given in a letter written by Elizabeth Fisher, eldest daughter of the Resident Com missioner, Mr. (afterwards Sir) James Hurtle Fisher. and herself subsequently Lady Morphett. "We arrived by the Buffalo in Holdfast Bay early inthe morning of December 28. about five miles from shore. After searching a short while we descried a flagstaff which had been erected near the shore by those persons already there. "A boat was instantly lowered and sent to shore, and returned with Mr. Gouger. the Colonial Secretary and some other gentlemen. After some consultation it was agreed that the proclamation should be read. We left the Buffalo at 1 o'clock. and upon our, arrival on shore we were met by some of the ladies and gentlemen already there. All the officers of the ship also attended in full uniform." The ladies waited in Mr. Brown's (emigration agent) hut while inthe Colonial Secretary's hut the Governor took the oath of allegiance. Remained Six Months "When that ceremony was over we again joined the gentlemen, and Mr. Stevenson, His Excellency's secretary read the proclamation aloud after which a party of marines from the Buffalo fired a feu-de-joie. and we proceeded to where a cold collation had none been prepared for us under a large gum tree." This was indeed a happy day for the group of settlers who had been anxiously looking for the arrival of the official boat, a link with the old land as well as a guarantee of ordered Government. The Buffalo remained at the Bay for about six months, the men being sent ashore to assist in erecting Government buildings, such as Government House Several guns from the Buffalo were left at Glenelg, where they still are. In 1840 the Buffalo was wrecked a Mercury Bay, New Zealand. In 1890 a chair was made for the Mayor of Glenelg from wood brought from the Buffalo. Mr. George Morphett, of Cummins Morphettville, father of Miss Audrey Morphett and grandson of Sir John Morphett has a model of the Buffalo, also carved from the teak of which it was made. Passenger List Those inthe Buffalo were Capt. John Hindmarsh, Mrs. Hindmarsh, John Hindmarsh, Susan Hindmarsh, Jane Hindmarsh, Mary Hindmarsh, James Hurtle Fisher wife, three sons, and two daughters; the Rev. C. B. Howard, wife, and two daughters; George Stevenson and wife, C. B. Fisher, Henry L. Morris, Elizabeth Fisher, Thomas B. Strangways. William Hill, Emily Blundell, Osmond Gilles, Giles Strangways, George Ormsby, Richard Neville. Y. B. Hutchinson, A. F. Lindsay. P. M. Richards, W. Malcolm, H. Jeckling, W.V Fergusson and wife, Robert Coch. wife, and four children. Middleton, wife and two children. Luke Broadbent, wife and six children. Isaac Breaker and; ife. William Croxell, wife. and daughter. Samuel Oakley. wife, and four: children, Giles Abbott, wife and child, William Adams. wife and two children, J. Chittleborough wife, and five children. G. Roberts. wife, and three children. John Sladden and wife, Richard Sladden. wife, and two children, Bennett. Pike. Walker. Norris, Harvey. Coulthard and wife. Giles Abbott. sen.. John Abbott. Samuel Oakley. jun., Barron, W. H. Giles. S. Chapman, I. Oakley, Lee, James Harvey, W. Irwin, W. Langley, Fred Allen, William Hewitt, Bean, Moore, Stubbing, Wheatley, Kate Oxenham. Isabella Sladden, Oxenham, Frank Potts, J. W. Adams, H. Breaker, J. J. Breaker, J. Breaker, J. Monk, Miss Marianne Fisher, Mrs. S. Lovelock, Mrs. Norris, W. Othams. Elizabeth Longbold (nee Chittleborough). T. G. Adams, J. W. Adams, jun., Henry Broadbent, John Broadbent, Elijah Broadbent, Valentine Broadbent (nee Burnett). Among the descendants in South Australia of thepioneersinthe Buffalo are:- Mrs. Ayers, Mr. Hurtle Morphett. Mrs. Irwin. Mrs. F. W. Ralph, Mr. B. C. Mair, Mrs. Lyon. Miss May. Mrs. Lloyd, and Miss Ayers. Messrs. Sidney and John Ayers, Mrs. Newling. Mr. George Morphett. Mrs. J. B. Gunson. and Mrs. A. B. Wills. Misses Marryat. Misses de Mole. Mr. W. HI. Morris. Miss E. Kelly. Mrs. F. I. Kelly. Mrs. Wray. Mrs. E. Simpson. Mr. B. L. H. Scott, Mr. H. Morris. Mr. Allan Morris. Mrs. Skene (Kalangadoon). Mrs. Hughes. Mr. Jabez Tilly. Mrs. Emily S. Priest, Miss V. A. Allen, Mrs. R. J. Chibnall. Miss A. Chittleborough. Mr. R. H. Chittleborough.
News Saturday 08 August 1936 page 6
ABBOTT Giles, Sarah BEWS, Ann, Hannah, Anna (d aft arr), John, Giles jnr
ABBOTT, Giles 13 October 1806 - 02 December 1870
Born Burton Latimer, North England Son of Giles ABBOTT and Hannah nee FROST Buried Pt. Elliot, SA Occupation Stonemason residing at Port Elliot and Middleton
ABBOTT.-- On the 2nd December, at his residence, Abbott's Bridge, near Port Elliot, GilesAbbott, aged 64 years. An old and much respected resident in the district.
South Australian Register Thursday 08 December 1870 page 4
ABBOTT, Sarah nee BEWS 1806 - 16 April 1886 at Abbotts Bridge, SA Died at Abbotts Bridge, SA
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ABBOTT .—On the 16th April, at her son's residence, Abbott's Bridge, after a protracted illness Sarah, relict of the late Giles Abbott, aged 80. A colonist who arrivedintheBuffalo in 1836.
Evening Journal Thursday 22 April 1886 page 2
ABBOTT, Ann 26 October 1826 at Burton Latimer, Northanptonshire, England - 02 April 1902 at O'Halloran Hill, SA
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Married Thomas HAYNES Buried Happy Valley Cemetery
DEATH OF A PIONEER. A very old and much-respected colonist, .Mrs. Ann Haynes, widow of Mr. Thomas Haynes, of Middleton, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Gibson, O'Halloran Hill, on Wednesday, April 2. Mrs. Haynes, who was 76 years of age, came to South Australia with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abbott," in the ship Buffalo, in 1836. After a short residence in North Adelaide the family removed to the Encounter Bay district. Mr. and Mrs. Haynes were married at Middleton, and lived there for many years. Latterly the deceased lady had been residing with a married daughter, Mrs. R. P. Mason, at ICadina. Six sons, five daughters, and a large number of grandchildren survive Mrs. Haynes. Two of the sons, Messrs. P. Haynes and Jacob Haynes, reside ac Middleton, another lives at Port- Victor, one is in West Australia, another at Orroroo, and one at Walloway. The daughters are Mesdames J, Gibson, G. Nelson, S. Beare, R. P. Mason, and G. Cock.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 09 April 1902 page 3
ABBOTT, Hannah 1828 - 1902
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Married Isaac CLARKE Married Francis Thomas WADHAM
ABBOTT, Anna 1829 - 1837
ABBOTT, John 1831 - 1893
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DEATHOF AN OLD COLONIST.—Our obituary column records the deathof Mr. John Abbott, of Middleton. Mr. Abbott, who came to South Australia in the ship Buffalo in December, 1836, was one of the few remaining colonists who arrived here during the year of proclamation. He had been suffering from a serious illness for a long time past, and at the time of his death was sixty-two years of age.
Evening Journal Monday 13 November 1893 page 2
ABBOTT.— On the 3rd November, at Middleton, after a long illness, John Abbott, aged 62. Arrived in H.M.S. Buffalo on December 24, 1836.
South Australian Register Tuesday 14 November 1893 page 3
John Abbott the son of Giles Jnr, also purchased land in the Middleton area. At the site of the ford in the river near his house known as Glenford, he built two bridges across the creek which became known as Abbotts Bridges. He also built a church in the area. In 1899 his son, also John Abbott, built the first Temperance Hotel in the district for his sisters Jessie and Ruth. They named it Mindacowie, which means "shelter by water" and it remains a prominent landmark today.
ABBOTT, Giles jnr. 19 September 1834 at Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, England - 28 November 1896 at Glenelg, SA
Buried St Jude's Anglican Cemetery, Brighton, SA Occupations of Farmer, Eatinghouse Keeper Resided Pt. Victor, Square, Waterhole, Pt. Elliot and Glenelg
In 1837 on the completion of the town survey by Colonel Light, Giles Jnr purchased four sections of land each of one acre for £19.19.0 in North Adelaide. Being a stonemason, he built his home on one of these sections on Kermode Street. In 1838 Giles Snr purchased another section on Kermode Street from G Roberts for £23. This is the site where Giles Jnr built the original Queens Head Hotel. The license was issued on 17 July 1838 to Giles Snr and his son-in-law Henry Grigg Hewett. Giles Snr, Giles Jnr and Henry ran the hotel at various times in the 1830’s and 1840’s. Giles Snr reportedly sold it in 1856 for £600. Today Abbott Lane on the east side of the Queens Head Hotel commemorates Giles Abbott Snr.
Giles Jnr ran a transport business to Gawler in 1840. In 1841 he sold his home in North Adelaide for £175 and began to lease land in the Middleton area in 1842, eventually purchasing it in 1853. Subsequently he bought more land with total holdings of up to 600 acres. Several homes were built for his family, some of whom were involved in farming. One section close to the Middleton town site was known as Burton Farm and this is where Giles Snr and Hannah lived in retirement when they left Adelaide.
ADAMS, John William, Susanna FABIAN, Sarah, John William, James Joseph, Thomas George
ADAMS, John William 28 February 1805 at Portsea, Hampshire England - 16 July 1893 at Condowie Plains, SA
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Buried Whitwarta, SA Son of William and Martha ADAMS nee TRIBE Occupation of Bootmaker and Farmer Resided St. Marys, Bull Creek
Mr. John William Adams, who with his wife and four children, arrivedinthe Buffaloin time for the mother to be the first white woman to set foot on the, site of the city of Adelaide. Six children were born in South Australia, so that in all there were 10 children, Mr. William Edward Adams being the seventh child. When he was 11 years of age the family removed to Bull's Creek, and, later, to McCard's Creek where his parents carried on pioneer work and carted their produce to Adelaide in a bullock dray. Mr Adams relates that he drove the bullocks through Victoria square when it contained gum trees and the road was a bog.
The Register Saturday 13 August 1927 page 5
DEATH OF A PlONEER.—Mr. JohnWilliam Adams, one of the pioneers of the colony, died at Condowie Plains on July 16 at the age of eighty-eight years. Mr. Adams was born at Portsmouth in 1805, and came to this colony in 1836 in the Buffalo with Governor Hindmarsh. He witnessed the proclamation of the colony. His wife, who died before him, was one of the first white women to arrive in South Australia. The late Mr. Adams settled at Hindmarsh, then at Edwardstown where he carried on farming. From the latter place he moved to Bull's Creek. After visiting the Victorian gold diggings he went to McHarg's Creek, and later settled on the Wakefield where he engaged in farming. Thence he removed some thirty years ago to Mount Templeton, where he lived until the death of his wife, He then went to Condowie, where he died. Mr. Adams's photograph is included in the the group of pioneers of the colony taken in 1887. Mr. Adams had a family of then children, the eldest of whom died last year. He is survived by seventy-three grandchildren and forty five great-grandchildren. The remains of the deceased were interred near those of his wife at Whitwarta.
Evening Journal Thursday 27 July 1893 page 2
ADAMS.—On the 16th July, at the residence of his son-in-law, near Snowtown, John WilliamAdams, sen. In his 89th year. A colonial of 56 years; arrived in the colony in H.M.S. Buffalo.
The Advertiser Friday 28 July 1893 page 4
ADAMS, Susanna nee FABIAN 07 December 1807 at Portsea, Hampshire, England - 30 December 1891 at Mt. Templeton, SA
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Daughter of Thomas and Sarah FABIAN nee CLAY
ADAMS.—On the 30th December, 1891, of cerebral apoplexy, Susanna, the beloved wife of J. W. Adams, sen., aged 85 years and 3 weeks ; arrived by theship Buffalo, being the first white woman that walked on the site of Adelaide ; leaving a sorrowing husband, 10 children, 75 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives, friends, and acquaintances.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 09 January 1892 page 4
ADAMS, Sarah 21 November 1828 at Portsea, Hampshire, England - 12 May 1908 at Maitland, SA
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Married Edward TILLY
Mrs. SarahTilly, an old and highly respected resident of the Maitland district, has passed away. Her death removes another of the few remaining links with the early days of South Australia. With her parents—Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams—she was a passenger in the famous Buffalo, which dropped anchor in Holdfast Bay in December, 1836. She Was then a child of eight years. She was in attendance at the proclamation of the province under the gum tree at Glenelg, and she was one of the old colonists presented to the Prince and Princess of Wales during their visit a few years ago. Mrs. Tilly was born on November 21, 1828, at Portsea, Hampshire, and had entered upon her eightieth year. Her early days were spent with her parents in or near the City of Adelaide. For a time they lived in one of the huts composing Buffalo Row—where Thebarton now stands. She could remember walking with her father through the survey lines of Hindley street, just made by Col. Light and his staff. As a child she attended the ministry of the late Rev. T. Q. Stow at the rude structure first erected on North terrace. She was also a scholar in his Sunday school there, and later at Hindmarsh. Her father having taken up land at Edwardstown, the family resided there for some years. She married Mr. Edward Tilly, and together they did their share of pioneering work in the province. For a time their home was at Echunga. Then they built a store and kept the post office at Bull's Creek. Subsequently they were engaged in business in the city. In the early seventies they took up land in the Hundred of Boucaut, then considered an out-of-the-way place. While there they saw Snowtown surveyed, and the opening of the railway from Kadina. In 1880 the family occupied land in the Maitland district, where they since resided. Mr. Tilly died about seven years ago. For many years Mrs. Tilly was identified with the Methodist Church, and took a special interest in Sunday school and temperance work. Of a family of 11 children six survive—Messrs. John,— Edward, Jabez, Percy, and Alfred Tilly, and Mrs. Colliver. Of these all but one—Mr. Alfred Tilly— still reside in the d st.ict. There are 38 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 16 May 1908 page 38
ADAMS, John William 16 March 1831 at Portsea, Hampshire, England - 30 November 1892 at Kensington, SA
Buried Payneham Cemetery Occupation of Bootmaker, Saddler and Farmer Resided Hindmarsh, St. Marys and Bull Creek
ADAMS.-On the 30th November, at Kensington. John William Adams, jun., in his 62nd year. Arrived with his parents in H.M.S. Buffalo, December, 1836.
The Advertiser Friday 09 December 1892 page 4
THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. JOHN WILLIAM ADAMS are respectfully informed that his FUNERAL will leave his late residence, Bridge street, Kensington, TO-MORROW (Thursday ), at 11 a.m., for the Payneham Cemetery. P. GANNONI, Undertaker, Parade, Norwood, and High Street, Kensington
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 30 November 1892 page 2
ADAMS, James Joseph 22 February 1833 at Portsea, Hampshire, England - 19 January 1905 at Clare, SA
Occupation of Farmer Resided Hindmarsh, St. Marys and Mt. Templeton Buried Clare Cemetery
ADAMS - On the 19th January, at his residence, Clare, of heart failure, James Joseph Adams, aged 72 years, leaving wife, 4 sons, and 2 daughters. Arrived in the colony with his parents in the ship Buffalo 1836. At rest.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 25 January 1905 page 1
The Late Mr. J. J. Adams.-- The late Mr. J.J. Adams, who died suddenly at his residence, Clare, on January 19, at the age of 72 years, was a colonist of long standing, having come to the state with bis parents in the ship Buffalo in 1836. He leaves a wife, four sons, and two daughters.
Northern Argus Friday 27 January 1905 page 2
ADAMS, Thomas George 12 March 1835 at Portsea, Hampshire, England - 01 August 1907 at Edwardstown, SA
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Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South, Path 32 E 4 Occupation of Farmer, Shoemaker, Saddler and Postmaster Resided Bulls Creek, Edwardstown and Renmark
ADAMS.-On the 1st August, at North-terrace, Thomas GeorgeAdams, aged 72 years. Arrived in colony in the Buffalo.
The late Mr. ThomasGeorgeAdams was a colonist of over 70 years, having arrived in South Australia with his parents in the Buffalo. In the early days he visited many of the gold diggings in this and the eastern States. Eventually he settled at Edwardstown, where he planted an almond orchard, and in 1887 went to Renmark, where his wife and son died. Soon afterwards he returned to Edwardstown, where he died last week. A family of eight sons and a daughter survive him.
The Advertiser Thursday 08 August 1907 page 6
ADAMS, Richard (crew) 1815 -
Occupation of Steward Departed for England c 1859
ALLEN, Frederick William 02 September 1813 at Bushy Park, London, England - February 1850 at Adelaide, SA
Son of Thomas and Sarah ALLEN nee WEAVER Occupation of Publican Resided in Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown Died aged 36 years DIED. At his residence, the "Southern Cross Hotel", in King William-street, Mr FrederickWilliamAllen, aged 36 years. The deceased was one of the earliest colonists, and very generally respected.
South Australian Register Friday 15 February 1850 page 2
ASSHETON, John c1829 - 03 March 1896 at Wolseley, SA
Buried North Road Cemetery Occupation of Carpenter, Building Operations and Publican Resided Nairne, Moonta and Naracoorte
Commercial Hotel, Naracoorte. John Assheton was proprietor between 1878-1892. A man (possibly John Assheton) is standing on the balcony on the first floor and a lady and two small children can be seen near the front doorway beneath him. A private entrance leading to the family's living rooms stands to the right of the photograph.
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General regret was expressed here at the death of Mr. JohnAssheton, proprietor of the Wokeley Hotel, which took place early on Tuesday morning as the result of heart disease. Mr. Assheton was well-known in Narracnorte, having been landlord of the Commercial Hotel for some time. He took a great interest in public matters, and was an all-round good townsman. About six years ago he left here to take the Wolseley Hotel.
Border Watch Wednesday 11 March 1896 page 3
DEATH OF MR JOHN ASSHETON N doubt you have heard before this of the sudden death of our worthy townsman and respected hotelkeeper, Mr. J. Assheton. He had been ailing a few days but no one expected that his end was so near. Even at tea-time on Monday night he and two others had a quiet argument on politics, and all went to bed as usual, but evidently he could not rest and partly dressed himself, but on opening the door to leave the room awoke his wife, and on her asking if he was ill he returned to the bed and falling or throwing himself on it he began to moan. Mrs. Assheton became alarmed and called out to her eldest son, who was in a room near at hand. He immediately called a friend who was in the house, and the latter made all haste and was in the room in a very few minutes and but only just in time to see the last gasp. It was all so sudden that the worst could scarcely be imagined. The Doctor was instantly sent for and without hesitation gave a certificate of death being caused through heart disease. The bereaved family left by Wednesday morning's express, with the remains of the deceased for interment in the North Road Cemetery, Adelaide. The eldest daughter and second son were in Adelaide, the latter having booked his passage for the West, but for some reason unknown to the writer, the steamer he was to sail by had been delayed twice, but was to have left the next day, so that a telegram was in time to stop him from going. Deep and sincere regret is felt for the bereaved family, the deceased gentleman being highly respected by all, while his long and varied experience caused his advice to be sought my many. Mr. Hewett of Border Town was to the funeral arrangements here, the corpse being placed in the railway hearse just after one o'clock on Wednesday Morning.
The Naracoorte Herald Tuesday March 1896 page 2
ATKINS, George 1808 in London England - aft 1863
Occupation Shepherd Resided Yorke Peninsula
BACON, Henry George 06 May 1817 at Walton, Somersetshire, England - 07 May 1884 at Melrose, SA
Son of Isaac and Ann BACON nee WALL Occupation of Labourer, Dairyman and Farmer Resided Sleeps Tiers, South Rhine, Mt. Brown and Yellowman Creek near Melrose
BACON.—On the 7th May, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. S. Challinger, HenryBacon, aged 67 years. A colonist of over 47 years.
BAKER, James/John, Hannah
Made their first home in Adelaide, where shortly after their arrival started a business as a butcher in Hindley Street.
BAMBER, John (crew)
BEAN, Cornelius (crew), L (wife)
Occupation of basting cook
BEAN, Jonathan, Martha ARCHBOLD
The first marriage entry records the wedding of Jonathan Bean and Martha Archbold on board H.M.S. Buffalo on July 28, 1836.
The Advertiser Monday 04 June 1917 page 4
BECK, George (crew)
BENHAM, Henry (crew)
BENNETTS, James T E , Mary TREMBATH, John, James, Peggy Penbertha, Marianne/Mary Ann
BENNETTS.— On the 3rd August, at the residence of his son (J. J. Bennetts), Sellick's Hill, after a short illness, J. T. E. Bennetts, aged 75 years. Arrived in H.M.S Buffalo, with Governor Hindmarsh in 1836. Leaving two sons and three grandchildren to mourn their loss. Respected by all who knew him.
South Australian Register Tuesday 15 August 1899 page 4
BENNETTS, Mary nee TREMBATH
BENNETTS.—On the 5th September, at Aldinga Mary Bennetts, widow of the late James Bennetts, of Aldinga, aged 88 years. A colonist of 51 years, having, arrived in the Buffalo in 1836. Her end was peace. Victorian papers please copy.
Evening Journal Wednesay 12 September 1888 page 2
BENNETTS, John BENNETTS, James
BENNETTS, Peggy Penbertha 1829 - 15 August 1919 at Aldinga, SA
A correspondent writes:— One of the oldest pioneers of the State is Mrs. Levi Lovelock of Aldinga. This lady arrived inthe Buffaloin 1830 with her father, Mr. James Bennetts, her mother and two other children. The sum of £20 passage money was paid for each of her parents, and £10 for each child, and after a passage of six months they all landed safely at Holdfast Bay. Mr. Bennetts, who was a carpenter, found work in building houses, and after six, months' residence on the mainland, he went to Kangaroo Island as carpenter for the South Australian Company, where he remained for two and a half years. Having taken up land at Aldinga Mr. Bennetts transferred his family and effects there in a bullock dray, and started farming. Very few houses were to be seen in the district, and where the township oi Noarlunga now stands, there was but one house. Mrs. Lovelock was married in 1850, and since her husband's death has lived with her son near to Port Willunga. She enjoys exceptionally good health, and for her age lives an active life. Her memory of the early days is exceptionally vivid, and she has supplied some interesting; particulars concerning the settlement of south Australia. She recalls standing by the aide of Governor Hindmarsh the morning after the arrival, while he read the Proclamation and' ordered the flag to be hoisted. A salute was fired from theBuffalo, and the natives who lined the beach were overcome with terror. Mrs. Lovelock remembers clearly the position where the Proclamation was made near the beach on the south side of the jetty, and the 'original' gum tree, a noble specimen of its kind, was cut down shortly afterwards to furnish timber to build the first house erected in the State -- a public house kept by a man named Thompson, with whom her second brother lived for a time. Her father assisted in the work of felling the tree, and she remonstrated with him for doing so. The building of the two story hotel Royal Admiral, in Hindley street, is fresh in her memory, as her father assisted inthe work. 'Black Forest' was then a forest indeed, and was the abode at times of lawless men. Mrs. Lovelock was present at the execution of Stagg, the housebreaker, and well remembers his avowal of his innocence of the crime for which he was suffering the extreme penalty. Being a child she was deeply interested in the arrival of the first baby which was born, shortly after landing, to a family of which she believes the name was Pike. Conditions on Kangaroo Island were of the most primitive kind, the only white inhabitants were five runaway sailors named Walker, Johnson, Thomas, Jacobs, and Thomson, who were engaged in hunting whales. On one occasion a whale was sighted from the shore and the sailors put out in two boats. One boat was smashed to pieces before the whale was captured. On another occasion the the sailor Jacob was chased ashore by a, tiger shark, and the creature was captured and Mr. Bennetts's father cleaned the jaws and sent them to England. Natives were plentiful and were for the most part harmless. Mrs. Lovelock always treated them with kindness, and she was never molested by them.
The Register Thursday 10 January 1918 page 6
Mrs. Levi Lovelock, whose death occurred on Sunday at Aldinga, believed herself to be the last survivor of the arrivals in South Australia by the ship Buffalo, in 1836. Mrs. Lovelock, who was 90 years of age, was the daughter of the late Mr. James Bennetts, who brought his wife and three children to the then new province. The sum of £20 passage money was paid for each parent and £10 for each child, and after a voyage of six months they all landed safely at Holdfast Bay. Mr. Bennetts, who was a carpenter, found work in building houses, and after six months' residence on the mainland, he went to Kangaroo Island as carpenter for the South Australian Company, remaining there two and a half years. Next he took up land at Aldinga, transferred his family and effects there in a bullock dray, and started farming. Few houses were to be seen in the district, and where the township of Noarlunga now stands there was but one house. Mrs. Loveiock was married in 1850, and since her husband's death lived with her son near to Port Willunga. She enjoyed exceptionally good health, and for her age lived an active life. Her memory of the early days was exceptionally vivid, and she supplied interesting particulars concerning the settlement of South Australia. She recalled standing by the side of Governor Hindmarsh the morning after the arrival of the Buffalo at Glenelg while he read the proclamation of the province and ordered the flag to be hoisted. A salute was fired from the Buffalo, and the natives who lined the beach were overcome with terror. Mrs. Lovelock maintained that she remembered clearly the position where the proclamation was made near the beach on the south side of the jetty, and said the "original" gum tree, a noble specimen of its kind, was cut down shortly after wards to furnish timber to build the first house erected in the State--a public house kept by a man named Thompson, with whom her second brother lived for a time. Her father, assisted in felling the tree, and she remonstrated with him for doing so. The building of the two-story hotel, Royal Admiral Hotel in Hindley street, is fresh in her memory, as her father assisted in the work. Black Forest was then a forest indeed, and was the abode at times of law-less men. Mrs. Lovelock was present at the execution of Stagg, the housebreaker, and well remembered his avowal of innocence of the crime for which he was suffering the extreme penalty. As a child she was deeply interested in the arrival of the first baby which was born shortly after landing to a family of which she believed the name was Pike. Conditions on Kangaroo Island were most primitive. The only white inhabitants were five runaway sailors named Walker, Johnson, Thomas, Jacobs, and Thomson, who were engaged in hunting whales. On one occasion a whale was sighted from shore, and the sailors put out in two boats. One boat was smashed to pieces before the whale was captured. On another occasion the sailor Jacob was chased ashore by a tiger shark, and the creature was captured, and Mr. Bennetts's father cleaned the jaws and sent them to England. Natives were plentiful, and were for the most part harmless. Mrs. Lovelock always treated them with kindness, and she was never molested by them. Mrs. Lovelock recently led the peace procession at the township of Aldinga. She had nine children, of whom six survive--Mesdames J. H. Polkinghorne, E. T. Polkinghorne, and J. Pointon, Messrs. S. Lovelock, J. Lovelock and R. Lovelock.
The Register Thursday 14 August 1919 page 6
BENNETTS, Marianne / Mary Ann
BLANDON, Joseph (marine)
BLUNDEN / (BLUNDELL), Emily
BOWLER, James (crew)
BRADDING, James (crew)
BRAND, George (crew)
BREAKER, Isaac, Jane Maria RUSSELL, William Isaac, John James, Henry William, Daniel Joseph, Mary Jane Maria (d aft arr)
BREAKER, Isaac snr. 1800 - 09 December 1873
Occupation of Bootmaker Resided Adelaide, Holdfast Bay, Frewville and Coromandel Valley
THE FRIENDS of the late ISAAC BREAKER are respectfully informed that his REMAINS will be REMOVED from his late residence, Unley, This Afternoon, at half-past 3, for the Glen Osmond Cemetery. F. TOWNSEND, Undertaker.
South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 09 December 1873 page 1
Mr. H. W. Breaker was a child of 6 when he arrivedin the Buffalo. His parents and their family, lived for the first six months inthe province in a blanket tent at Glenelg where his little sister, Mary, sickened and died, and later they lived in a hut made of mud and reeds. He recalls the time when Adelaide was almost all virgin scrub. When his father worked at the other end of the town Mr. Bleaker's mother would light fires of bushes and cry, "Tally Ho," to guide her husband home.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 27 December 1916 page 2
This old pioueer stands out in my memory. When I was a lad, walking about the lanes of the village of Unley, I often came into contact with IsaacBreaker. He attended the little Methodist Church (still standing) in Arthur street, Unley, and was a good man, and a quaint character. He and his family came from the old land, with Governor Hindmarsh, in the Buffalo. From "The South Australian Records," compiled by Mr. E. A. D. Opie (a valuable little work), I gather that IsaacBreaker was a carpenter, and settled in Halifax street .when Adelaide was almost in a virgin condition. In the early days, I believe he was a Councillor, and took a keen interest in the little town that was struggling for existence on the banks of the Torrens. He died at Unley, having attained a great age. In 1916 I opened communication with one of his sous, still living at Moonta, aged more than 90 years. He kindly gave me some reminiscences of pioneer times-of what he terms "the dim past" of his boyhood going back to the time of Governor Hindmarsh. "Six months on board ship," he says, "and then put on land, to have nothing to eat but what was on board ship, and no rain for six months, installed in a town laid out in a wood." -A Change of Diet. The Breaker family paid a visit to some shipmates, who lived in "Buffalo Row." They were entertained by John Adams. My correspondent describes what they had for dinner-something he well remembered because it made such a vivid impression upon his mind when a little lad. He says:-"What do you think there was to be for dinner? It was wonderful! A delightful change from salt beef, pork, and bully soup; it was a bullock's heart, and there were six of us and about as many of John Adams's family. A special fire was made in the open air, as there were no fireplaces. Two forked sticks were put in the ground on each side of the fire, and a cross piece on the top. The bullock's heart was suspended before the fire, and kept revolving, a dish underneath to catch every drop, as every drop was precious. Oh. sir, I can see that heart now; and what do you think? It cost half-a-crown. I remember how the matter was discussed. Among about a dozen of us, and each with a good appetite, you can guess there was none wasted. After a time flour was brought from America in barrels something like the cement casks of today. Much of the flour was damaged with salt water. Mother had a grater. As some of the flour was in lumps, she put it through the grater end, although there was the mouldy taste with it, yet it was a welcome change. We little chaps used to watch mother knead up the dough and put it in the camp oven to bake, with sheaoak bark on the top to burn; then mother would lift the lid up with a poker, and, as the dough was now browning up, we would clap our hands and dance with joyous anticipation. A desire to flee the sea would possess us; and mother, with us boys, would start off one bright morning and walk to the bay, seven miles. There were no conveyances, was no hardship-a pleasure trip-and that wonderful sea, its ever-moving waters, and treasures cast upon the beach-starfish and shells. Then the return home, filling two bottles with water at the lagoon-water holes in the Sturt Creek. Going to the Bay we passed Black Forest on the left. My father for a short time had 40 acres in Black Forest. It was rightly named. A track was blazed to lead into the ground-a dense forest of trees and scrub; in the spring time the air was vocal with the songs of many kinds of native birds. My father (IsaacBreaker, of Unley) was born in the year 1800, and was one of 18 children. About the year 1860 there came a special Divine visitation. My father was then living at Fullarton. He became a witness to all he met of the power of Jesus to save sinners. One of my father's friends at Unley was Mr. Truscott, whose outward manner and appearance were the true index of the man whose memory is with me as that of one of God's princes." In passing may I be allowed to state that James Truscott, one of the very early residents of the village of Unley, was known to me for many years, and along certain lines was one of the nicest notable men whom I have met.
Observer Saturday 07 January 1922 page 2
BREAKER, Jane Maria nee RUSSELL 1800 - 21 January 1882 at Frewville, SA
BREAKER. — On the 19th of January, at her daughter's residence, Frewville, Jane Maria, wife of the late Isaac Breaker, in the 82nd year of her age. Arrived in the colony in 1836 by ship Buffalo.
THE Friends of the late JANE MARIABREAKER are respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be Removed from her Daughter's Residence, Frewville, Saturday, at 4 o'clock, for the Glen Osmond Cemetery.
South Australian Register Saturday 21 January 1882 page 2
BREAKER, William Isaac
THE FRIENDS of Mr. ISAAC WILLIAM BREAKER are respectfully informed that his Remains will be removed from his late residence, West Mitcham, FRIDAY, at 2 p.m., for interment in the West Mitcham Cemetery. F. TOWNSEND, Undertaker
The Advertiser Friday 30 December 1904 page 2
BREAKER, John James 1828 - 23 November 1912 at Unley, SA
Occupation of Mason Resided Frewville, Belair Buried Mitcham Cemetery
Mr. JohnJamesBreaker, who died at Unley on Thursday at the age of 84, arrived in the State by the Buffalo in 1836. He lived for a considerable time at Belair and at Cottonville. Although his sight, was badly affected he spent a great part of his life out of doors, and only the previous Sunday he attended the Park-street Church of Christ. He was a frequent attendant at the pioneers' banquet on Commemoration Day. He used to delight in recalling memories of the early days. He was only 8 years old when he landed here with his parents. He was proud of saying that his father, who was a shoemaker, made the first set of harness manufactured in South Australia, and that it was for Governor Hindmarsh's mules. Mr. Breaker's wife died several years ago, but a brother is still, living in the State.
The Advertiser Monday 25 November 1912 page 10
BREAKER.—On the 21st November, at Unley, John James Breaker, late of Belair, aged 84 years. Arrived in the colony by ship Buffalo, 1836.
The Register Thursday 28 November 1912 page 3
BREAKER, Henry William 1800 - 20 October 1924 at Moonta, SA
BREAKER.—On the 20th October, at Henry street, Moonta, HenryWilliam Breaker, aged 98 yeara and 11 months. Arrived in the Buffalo, 1886.
Observer Saturday 25 October 1924 page 39
A BUFFALO PIONEER. Last Male Survivor. Mr. H.W.Breaker Tells of Early Days. Of those who came to the State in H.M.S. Buffalo, there are only two survivors, Miss Marianne Fisher, an interesting interview with whom was published in The Register at the time of the Proclamation Day festivities, and Mr. Henry W.Breaker, a resident of Moonta, who is now 93 years of age. The Moonta correspondent of The Register interviewed Mr. Breaker at his home on the peninsula. The old colonist was just recovering from a severe fall, but was quite ready to recount some of his early experiences. He is small of stature, and of an unostentatious manner, and, at the outset, explained that he had never sought the admiration of his fellow man by placing himself in the limelight of public affairs. On the present occasion, however, he felt that, as he had been a constant reader of The Register from the time that he was able to read—and had always admired it for the consistency of its political views— he was under an obligation to respond to the compliment paid by that journal by asking him to say something about the early days of the State. The Voyage to Australia. In mentioning the reasons for his parents having migrated to Australia he spoke, feelingly of the conditions of England in the early part of the nineteenth century. Immigration, he said, was the one available outlet as a way of escape from the oppressive burdens which then weighed upon the lower classes of society. Following the long continued wars on the Continent, in which England became embroiled In order to assist Spain and Tinssia in crippling the enemies of peace, the country became so depressed that relief looked almost impossible. Canada was the main outlet until the new southern land was adopted as a refuge. "Flinders's account was published," he added, "and the reading of it decided my mother in favour of South Australia, although it was a matter of little moment to my father as long as he could get away from the land of oppression. The Imperial Government was desirous of settling that part of the new country to be known as South Australia, and my parents' application, with others, was accepted as immigrants for the new world. As nil things terrestial that have a beginning have also an ending, so the beginning of the new era proved to be the end of the old state of things so far as we were concerned. I can well remember the day, in June, 1836, when His Majesty's ship Buffalo, with Capt. John Hindmarsh (who was selected as the first Governor of the Province) set out from Portsmonth with its full complement of 176 passengers including my father, mother, and their six children, the eldest of whom was 14 years of age, and the youngest an infant in arms, who died at sea just before reaching Rio de Janeiro, South America, where she was buried. My mother spoke admiringly of Rio, with its tropical vegetation and refreshing fruits, which, after the plain fare on board ship—consisting of brown biscuits, bully soup, salt beef and pork—proved a most acceptable change of diet. I have recollections of my father frequently becoming exasperated as he saw the white bread and other delicacies taken from the galley to the cabin, food which he not only begged for mother, but offered to pay for it. I remember well many of the events of the voyage out, Borne of which were painful to the passengers, while others had their amusing side. One night a young sailor fell overboard, and was lost, for there was no chance of recovering him in the dark. An episode that caused some stir on board was that occasioned by my elder brother and another lad. It appears that a pet dog on the ship was one day looking through a porthole contemplating a dip in the briny, but appeared afraid to take the full responsibility of the leap into the sea, whereupon the boys resolved to render the needed help. The consequence was that the puppy had a good swim, but he could not get back to the ship, so a boat had to be lowered to go to the rescue, and the incident terminated with the boys receiving the chastisement they, of course, deserved. Another incident that made an impression on my mind was that a pitch bowl fell from an upper bunk on to my head while I was asleep, making a dent in my skull which is visible I today. Slow Trip, But Safe Arrival. The old Buffalo was a slow sailer, and the Imperial Government's instructions before sailing were to reef topsails every evening at sundown. This was carried out to the letter, wind or no wind. The order, of course, helped to protract the journey across the waters so that our ship did not reach its destination until December 24, 1836, when she cast anchor at Holdfast Bay. We had previously put in at Port Lincoln, which harbour so favourably impressed the Governor and his staff in comparison with Holdfast Bay and the creek that is now Port Adelaide, that they, with others, very much wanted the capital to be there; but. happily, Colonel Light was vested with full powers (while he could confer with others) to have the city of the new province where he thought best, and posterity has endorsed the wisdom of his choice. Our first camping place after landing was close to tie bay beside a lagoon of fresh water supplied from Sturt Creek but when the city lots were Bold my father bought an acre in Halifax street, to which the family removed in June, 1837. At the bay we had for shelter a blanket tent and in the town lot, a reed hut was our first abode. The site of the city was what may be termed an open forest of gum trees and peppermint, and the only water available was that obtained from the Torrens from whence it was rolled up the banks by hand in casks and very precious it was in those days! The river at that time consisted of comparatively deep holes joined by narrow channels across which one could easily step. The heavy toil of bringing the water from the Torrens caused my father to sink a well on our town acre. Good water was found at a depth of 70 feet, but alter a few days the sides fell in, rendering it useless. Not disheartened, however, he sank another well nearby, and bricked up the sides. This did duty for some years afterwards. Hindley Street Business Men. My father started a shoemaking business in Hindley street, west of Morphett street, and he tanned his own leather at our home in Halifax street. The only other business men in Hindley street in 1837 were, as far as I can remember, Thomas Westbourne, who kept an eating house; Harry Figg, poulterer; Thomas Mitchell, accountant. Mr. W.H. Gray was the chief constable, whom I have cause to remember. My brother Daniel and I worked at the trade with father until 1845, when he gave up bootmaking to enter into a baking, confectionery, and cordial manufacturing business in Halifax street, but after a lot of labour and much expense the venture proved a failure. The colony at this time was passing through a very depressed period, and the discovery of copper at Burra came most opportunely. I well remember the incident of the two parties of colonists, one styled the "Snobs" and the other the "Nobs" who belonged, as their names would indicate, to the lower and higher members of society, disputing about the tenure rights of the discovery. The parties ultimately drew lots to decide which should take over the control of the Burra, and which the Princess Royal, the latter being seven miles distant south. The "Snobs" (financially the weaker of the two parties) secured the Burra, which by development proved the making of them in the social world, while the "Nobs" abandoned after a little while the Princess Royal, which proved a duffer. At the Diggings. In 1851 the discovery of gold in Victoria attracted by brother John and me, and we set sail in the brig Mary Clark for Victoria, and, upon arrival in Melbourne we spent our first night in an old boiler on the wharf, for it was quite impossible to secure a night's lodging anywhere on account of the rush. For nearly a year we worked on various diggings, after which, having accumulated a fair share of the spoils, we returned to Adelaide in the Queen of Sheba, winch was considered a first-class vessel in those days. At that time it was not safe to travel as prosperous miners (having to carry on their persons (heir savings) for fear of being robbed and to avoid this we appeared on the ship as broken down prospectors. We could not settle down to the quiet life in Adelaide and, within a few weeks of our return preparations, were again made for a return to Victoria. The journey this time was taken overland. Among the fields prospected by us on this trip were Spring Creek, Creswick, Ballarat, and Arrarat, and, after five years, we again returned to South Australia. There I remained until 1868, when the lure of gold once more drew me away, this time to Queensland, where I worked on the Gympie goldfields for nearly a year. I then returned to Adelaide and, after working in the Mitcham quarries for some months I, with my father-in-law (Mr. J. Mitchell) and brothers set out in a spring dray for Blinmnn in the north. There I remained for about two years, when Adelaide saw me once more. In 1870 I assisted to put the tunnel through the hill at the Hope Valley Waterworks, and three years later removed to Moonta, where my wife and children followed me the year after." At Moonta for 50 Years. With the exception of 12 months spent at the Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission Station, Mr. Breaker has been a resident of Moonta for over 50 years. In 1888 he opened a general store from which be retired about 15 years ago. First as a shepherd, then cobbler, miner, missionary, and storekeeper. Mr. Breaker has seen many sides of life and has watched South Australia grow from the time its population was something under 500. Although Mr. Breaker has not actively associated himself with public affairs, being of a retiring disposition, he has never failed to assist any movement for the betterment of the community. He is a stanch temperance reformer, and for over 60 years has been a valued and most trusted member of the Methodist denomination, having held all the lay office (including that of local preacher) for over 50 years. There is a family of four married daughters.
Observer Saturday 26 January 1924 page 46
BREAKER, Mary Jane Maria 1834 - 1837
BROADBENT, Luke, Harriet INMAN, Henry, James, John, Elijah, Elizabeth, Luke
BROADBENT, Luke 24 December 1791 Hadfield, Derbyshire, England - 14 June 1856 at Cherry Gardens, SA
Luke is recorded as a Labourer from Ashton On Lynne. Family lore tells he was a foreman in a Lancashire cotton mill. HMS Buffalo departed Spithead 11 July 1836, arrived Adelaide 28 December 1836.The family first settled at Kingscote where Luke was employed by the South Australian Company. After two years they settled at Cherry Gardens where Luke became a farmer.
On Saturday, 14th instant, at his residence, Cherry Gardens, Mr. Luke Broadbent, in the 65th year of his age.
THE LATE MR. BROADBENT. — Our obituary notice of today records the death of an old colonist and highly estimable man, Mr. Luke Broadbent, of Cherry Gardens. Mr.Broadbent was a frequent contributor to our columns, and, in his station, was a person of considerable intellectual attainments. He will be long remembered amongst the circle of his acquaintance as a sincere friend and an upright and honourable man.
South Australian Register Monday 16 June 1856 page 4
BROADBENT, Harriet nee INMAN 1795 in Derbyshire, England - 17 April 1892 at Cherry Gardens, SA
A LATE PIONEER.-On Sunday morning Mrs. Luke Broad bent died at her son's residence, Wright-street, city, in her ninety eighth year. It was in 1836 that she with her husband and six children arrived in the colony in H.M.S. Buffalo, Her husband, who had been a cotton-spinner in Lancashire, was for many years engaged in farming at Cherry Gardens. He died in 1856. For the last nine years the deceased had been confined to her bed, though to the last she retained her mental faculties. She leaves three sons, one daughter, thirty-eight grandchildren, and over 100 great grandchildren.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 23 April 1892 page 29
BROADBENT, Henry 06 December 1824 at Derbyshire, England - 30 June 1902 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Farmer Resided Cherry Gardens, SA
BROADBENT.-On 30th June, at Adelaide, suddenly, Henry, beloved husband of Anna Elizabeth Broadbent, of Wright street, in his 78th year. Arrived in H.M.S. Buffalo,1836.
The Register Tuesday 01 July 1902 page 4
The body of Mr. HenryBroadbent, of Wright street, Adelaide, was on Thursday found lying in a right-of-way at the side of Pirie Chambers, Pirie street. Deceased, who was in his seventy-eighth year, arrived in H.M.S. Buffalo in 1836. An inquest was deemed unnecessary.
The Register Tuesday 01 July 1902 page 4
In connection with the death of Mr. HenryBroadbent a memorial service, was held in the Draper Memorial Church on Sunday evening. The Central Mission Band played Beethoven's "Funeral March" and Handel's ''Largo'' and "Dead March in Saul." The choir rendered "Vital Spark." The Rev. A. C. Burt delivered a panegyric on the life of the deceased gentleman, speaking of Mr. Broadbent's Christian virtues, and the worthy example he had set the young men of the community.
The Advertiser Monday 07 July 1902 page 4
A Pioneer Galled Home. By the death of Mr. Henry Broadbent, of Wright street, Adelaide, our Draper Memorial Church will be the poorer, and he. will be missed not only by the present worshippers there, but by the large number who have been members of the church in past years, who looked for his warm hand shake and cheery welcome whenever their steps tended to "Draper" Church. Although called to suffer bereavement in the loss of his children, and never enjoying an immunity from daily toil, his was "the ornament of a meek and quiet, spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price." He came to South Australia in H,M.S. Buffalo in 1836, and had many interesting reminiscences of the early days of the colony before it assumed its state proportions. He loved the House of God, and its ministers, for he enjoyed the fellowship of a goodly company, from the sainted William L. Binks and W. P. Wells to the present pastor, the Rev. A. J. Burt. Blessed with a good voice, and a love of music, his gifts were always freely rendered to the church, which gifts were inherited by his children, his eldest son at present presiding at our Pirie street Church organ. Of the time and manner of our death it is not given us to choose. Called home in the midst of life's duties, HenryBroadbent suddenly passed away, and of him it may be fittingly said, "he was not, for God took him."
Australian Christian Commonwealth Friday 04 July 1902 page 5
BROADBENT, James 1827 at Hadfield, Derbyshire, England - 05 April 1879 at Parkside, SA
Occupation of Farmer Resided Cherry Gardens, Edwardstown Buried Cherry Gardens Cemetery, SA
BROADBENT.—On the 5th April, at the Parkside Asylum, JamesBroadbent, late of Cherry Gardens, aged 51 years.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 08 April 1879 page 2
BROADBENT, John 02 July 1829 at Derbyshire, England- 27 May 1901 at Prospect Hill, SA
BROADBENT.—On the 27th May, Prospect Hill, Meadows South, John Broadbent, late of Blackwood, beloved husband of E. A. Broadbent, in his 72nd year, leaving seven children, 35 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. A colonist of 64 years. Arrived in theshipBuffalo.
The Advertiser Wednesday 05 June 1901 page 4
Mr. JohnBroadbent, who died on Monday, May 27, was a pioneer colonist, having arrived in the Buffalo in 1836 with Governor Hindmarsh. He was then a lad of 8 years of age. For eighteen months he was with his father at Kangaroo Island, and afterwards the family settled at Cherry Gardens, where he resided on the same spot for 30 years, being absent from it for 16 days only. Mr Broadbent was employed on the Goolwa tramways in 1872, and he remained in the service for two years, after which he removed to Kadina to start in business as a general produce merchant in partnership with Mr. Rosewarn. In 1877 he purchased the business of Mr. J. Deslandes, of Glanville, but in 1881 he relinquished business and entered the Home Mission service of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, doing useful work at Blackwood during the construction of the Southern railway-line. Then he worked at Kangaroo Island, Ardrossan, Franklin Harbor, and other stations, where he was sent by the president to take charge during the temporary absence of ministers. Failing sight caused him serious anxiety and trouble, and as the affliction greatly increased of late years he was compelled to retire from the work, and during the last few years he had lived in retirement. For over 50 years he was a local preacher, and he was always at work on the Sunday, many times taking three services a day. There is no layman who was better known in the country districts, or who was more highly appreciated.
The Advertiser Thursday 30 May 1901 page 4
JOHNBROADBENT was born in the village of Hadfield, Derbyshire, on July 2, 1829, and died at Prospect Hill on May 27, 1901. He was the son of Luke Broadbent,who, for many years, was well-known and highly rejected in this State. Luke Broadbent was a great student of the Bible, and took a deep interest in the history and destiny of the Jews, concerning which he frequently wrote to the newspapers of that day. He was also the author of a book entitled. "Britain's Power; the Hope of Israel." The family reached South Australia in the ship Buffalo on December 28, 1836. Being under an engagement to the South Australian Company, they went almost immediately to Kangaroo Island, and remained there for about 18 months. On returning to the mainland our brother joined the Sunday-school connected with the first Wesleyan Church, in Hindley-street. At the opening of the Gawler-place Church he was selected to "line out the hymns." After about: four years' residence in Adelaide the family removed to Cherry Gardens, where John spent 30 years of his life. In 1839—at the age of 11 years—he joined the membership of the Methodist Church, in connection with South Australia's first great revival, and under the ministry of the saintly Rev. John Eggleston. It was a definite surrender to God, from which he never went back. His first sermon was preached on the first Sunday In 1851. On January 6, of the present year, he preached in the Cherry Gardens Church, where, fifty years before, lie had conducted his first service. In the days when Willunga. Yankalilla, Goolwa. Mount Barker, and Clarendon were all included in one circuit, he conducted services every Sunday for nine months, and took about 30 services a quarter. and at a distance that often necessitated an absence of days from home and business. He loved to preach; wherever he went he preached, and the Clarendon, Wiillunga, Kadina, Moonta, Port Adelaide, North Adelaide, Gawler, Mount Barker, Gumeracha, and many other circuits enjoyed the benefit of his ministry. In 1881 he accepted the position of Home Missionary, and did good work at Blackwood during the construction of the Southern Railway line, and afterwards at Kangaroo Island, Ardrossan, Franklin Harbor, Goolwa, Crystal Brook, Wilcannia, and Kingston. His diary and numerous newspaper clippings show how deep was his interest in the mission to Kangaroo Island. He reached the Island on April 4, 1883, and in his diary for the following day says —"I visited and prayed with six families, all of whom expressed delight that some one had been sent to look after their spiritual welfare." Of the first Sunday service, he says-- "We had 100 persons present, all of whom stayed to the prayer meeting, and felt much of the presence of God. That He may pour out His Spirit and save souls is my humble prayer." He often speaks of the great kindness shown by settlers, and especially of Mr. .T. Buick's hospitality. The difficulty of travel was very great, and he had many heroic struggles in bush and flood in order to reach his appointments. Exposure resulted in bad eyes. Still he kept on. He says, "My wife led me to Hog Bay two Sabbaths to conduct service, Brother Buick kindly reading for me." On September 9, he says, preached at Cuttle Fish and Hog Bay; rode 14 miles with my eyes bandaged." The Treasurer of the Home Mission Fund made it possible for him to visit Melbourne, where, by the blessing of God and the skill of Dr. Jackson, he regained his sight. When on theIsland as a boy, in 1839, he one day climbed a tree—as he said, to preach-- and in the tree he found a leatherbound copy .of the New Testament, which had evidently been left there years before by some visitors to the island. At the opening of the first church on the Island, in 1884, the Rev. W. A. Potts says—"Mr. B., who assisted, read the lessons and the text from the New Testament found at Kingscote 47 years before." In those early days a brother had died and been buried on Kangaroo Island, and 47 years after we find John Broadbent on his knees on that brother's grave, giving himself afresh to God. His was a soul-saving ministry. Many persons still remember his .sermon on, "How shall we escape," which made a great impression, and under which members of his own family were converted. Mr. John Thorpe—an old fellow worker in the Clarendon Circuit speaks of a memorable service in the Cherry Gardens Church, where, as John Broadbent prayed, the power of God came down, and a great revival began, and amongst the converts was Mr. Broadbent's mother, of whom, her son said, "I never saw a fault in her." Rich in spiritual experience, possessed of an emotional nature, and intense sympathy, he presented the leading doctrines of Christianity in a clear, plain, and forceful manner, and with a free use of apt illustrations, which made his ministry very acceptable and effective. He was an intense Protestant,and in Conference and elsewhere, pointed out the need of watching Roman Catholic diplomacy. He believed in family religion, and would on no account neglect regular family worship, not even when his visitor was a sceptic. He was almost an ideal husband and father, and he and his late excellent wife agreed to make great sacrifices to give their children the best possible education, a choice which they never regretted. He filled almost every office open to Methodist laymen. Methodism in the Clarendon district has lost much by his death, but it gained much by his life and many years of exceptional service, but thousands of people in this State knew and honored ham. One says, "He was a grand old standard-bearer; few men in South Australia have done the work for God and humanity that he did." "JohnBroadbent was always the same, an earliest, zealous Christian." Another, "You cannot visit any part of the State without hearing testimony of his good work. . . I know of no life more consistently lived." Suitable in memoriam services have been conducted in several churches by Rev. George Hall, who, with the Revs. T. Lloyd, R. S. Casely, and W. A. Potts, conducted the funeral service at the Woodville Cemetery.
BROADBENT, Elijah 02 June 1831 at Hadfield, Derbyshire, England - 23 February 1896 at Cherry Gardens, SA
Occupation of Farmer Resided Cherry Gardens, Streaky Bay Buried Cherry Gardens Cemetery
BROADBENT.—On the 23rd February, at Cherry Gardens, ElijahBroadbent, beloved husband of Mary Broadbent, aged 65 years. Asleep in Christ.
BROADBENT, Elizabeth 21 August 1833 at Hadley, Derbyshire, England - 12 October 1913 at North Unley, SA
Married William HOSKEN 12 February 1851 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA Died 12 October 1913 at North Unley, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 8 E 35
Mrs. W. Hosken and Mr. J. Broadbent, whose portraits appeared inthe Observer on December 25, arrivedintheBuffalo with their father, the late Luke Broadbent. Mrs. Hosken is the present lessee of St. Peters Island, and resides at Highbury. The surviving Mr. Broadbent opened the first store in Cherry Gardens, and held the office of post master for over twenty years. Afterwards he was appointed stationmaster at Goolwa, and thence he became partner with Mr. N. Rosemore in a corn and chaff business in Kadina. Later he went into business at Glanville. Whilst here he was invited by the Wesleyan Quarterly Meeting of Clarendon to engage in home mission work among the navvies who constructed the Southern Railway. On the completion of the line he was stationed at Kangaroo Island, then at Ardrossan, and subsequently at Franklin Harbour, but he is now residing in Blackwood.
The South Australian Register Wednesday 30 December 1896 page 7
Mrs. Elizabeth Hosken, relict of the late Mr. William Hosken, formerly of 'Warunda Station, west coast, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. G. Thompson, of North Unley, at the age of 81. She was a colonist of 77 years, and arrived in the Buffalo in 1836.
Observer Saturday 18 October 1913 page 39
BROADBENT, Luke 1836 - 1837
BROWITT, Mr & Wife
BROWN, Thomas (crew)
BUDDEN, Joseph (crew)
BURT, Edward (crew)
BUTT, James (crew)
CAMP, Robert (crew)
CHANDLER, Joseph (marine)
CHAPMAN, Samuel Born Allenbury, North England - Died 26 November 1876
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Resided Adelaide and Walkerville, SA
CHAPMAN.—On the 26th November, at Adelaide, Mr. Samuel Chapman, of Belair, aged 63 years—a colonistof 40 years; arrived in the Buffalo in the year 1836.
South Australian Register Saturday 02 December 1876 page 7
CHARLES, George (crew)
CHARTON, James (crew)
CHEESMAN, Thomas Frederick (crew)
CHEGWYN, Joseph (crew)
CHITTLEBOROUGH, James, Maria COATS, Maria Hutson, Elizabeth Loney, William, Sarah, James
CHITTLEBOROUGH, James 1781 at Topcroft, Norfolk, England - 04 October 1853 at Reynella, SA
Son of Benjamin and Sarah CHITTLEBURGH nee WRIGHT Occupation of Mariner, Hotelier and Farmer Landlord of the Heart-in-Hand Hotel on North Road in 1855 Resided Adelaide and Reynella Buried O'Halloran Hill, SA
On the 4th October, at his residence, Hurtle Vale, Mr. James Chittleborough, aged 75 years.
South Australian Register Saturday 08 October 1853 page 2
CHITTLEBOROUGH, Maria nee COATS 1788 Manchester, Lancashire, England - 28 March 1840 in Adelaide, SA
CHITTLEBOROUGH, Elizabeth Loney 1824 - 15 June 1912 at Adelaide, SA
SLSA B 19985/30C
Married John Carvock BOLD 25 September 1853 at Hurtle Vale, SA Resided Near Reynella Died at South Terrace, Adelaide
The late Mrs. ElizabethLoneyBold was one of the Buffalo pioneers who arrived in South Australia in 1838. She was accompanied by her father, the late Mr. James Chittleborough, and two brothers— Mr. William Chittleborough (deceased) and Mr. James Chittleborough, of Hindmarsh, and two sisters— Mrs. Maria Winter, who died in 1853, and Mrs. Sarah. Brown, of Woodstock, Victoria. Mrs. Brown and Mr. James Chittleborough are the only remaining Buffalo passengers. Mrs. Bold was 88. She married the late Mr. J. G. Bold at Hurtle Vale, and resided at Alberton, and afterwards at Bowden. Mr. Bold was stationmaster at Bowden for many years.
The Register Thursday 20 June 1912 page 4
CHITTLEBOROUGH, William 1826 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - 27 December 1911 at Reynella, SA
Occupation of Farmer, Carrier Resided Adelaide and Reynella Travelled to USA and returned in 1855 Buried O'Halloran Hill, SA
CHITTLEBOROUGH - On the 27th December, at Reynella, William Chittleborough, in his 86th year. Arrived in the Buffalo, 1836.
Evening Journal Wednesday 27 December 1911 page 1
It was a pathetic coincidence that the death of Mr. WilliamChittleborough should have occurred practically on the eve of Commemoration Day, as the deceased and his surviving brother, , Mr. J. Ghittleborongh, of Hindmarsh, were two of the few remaining pioneers who were in South Australia prior to the reading of the proclamation at Glenelg. Mr. William Chittleborough died at Reynella on Wednesday in his eighty-sixth year, he having been born, at Portsmouth, England, in 1826; and was about 10 years of age when he landed with his parents and other members of the family in South Australia from the Buffalo. The deceased pioneer, was generally present at Glenelg on the Commemoration anniversaries and at the 1909 celebration be remarked to a representative of The Register:—"The voyage out from England took over six months, and, primitive as were the conditions here, we were right glad to get ashore. There were two deaths, two births, and two marriages during the voyage. The marriages were celebrated by the Colonial Chaplain (the Rev. C. B. Howard), and they were the result of matches made on board. Most of the old colonials doubt whether the arched old gumtree at St. Leonards was really the one under which the proclamation was read. We were left on board the ship while that duty was performed, but the general impression is that the tree was closer to the shore. Our goods were taken to Adelaide piecemeal on the Government handtruck, which was pushed over a rough bush track. Each passenger was allowed so many pounds' weight of goods on the truck each trip it made. We took up our residence in a rude hut erected in Buffalo Row. near where, the Adelaide Gaol now stands. The intervening country was thickly timbered, except in the neighbourhood of Hilton, where there were open plains. The country almost to the beach abounded in kangaroos, emus, and wild fowl. With the death of Mr. William Chittleborough who was engaged most of his life in farming at Reynella until his retirement some years ago, the remaining members of the original family are Mr. J. Chittleborough, born in 1832; and Mesdames Bold (Hindmarsh) and Brown (Woodstock, Victoria).
Observer Saturday 30 December 1911 page 32
CHITTLEBOROUGH, Sarah 1830 - Died 15 December 1913 in Vic.
SLSA B 19985/30M
Married John BROWN at O'Halloran Hill, SA Residing in Woodstock on Loddon, Vic.
BROWN - The Friends of the late Mrs. SARAH BROWN are respectfully notified her Remains will be interred in the Newbridge Cemetery. Funeral to move from her late residence "Yan Yarra" Woodstock on Loddon at two o'clock This Day (Tuesday) 16th inst. arriving at cemetery at three p.m. Funeral Private. WILLIAM H OAKLEY Funeral Director, Howard Place (Tel 455) and at 44 Booth Street, Golden Square.
Bendigo Advertiser Tuesday 16 December 1913 page 1
CHITTLEBOROUGH, James 1832 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - 01 March 1918
SLSA B 5574
Occupation of Commercial Traveller, Publican Resided Wallaroo Mines, Adelaide and Hindmarsh Buried North Road Cemetery
Mr. James Chitttleborough, of Hindmarsh who arrivedintheBuffalo December 28, 1836, celebrated his 80th birthday at the residence of his eldest son, Mr. C. J. Chittteborough, on Friday last. There was a good muster of the descendants of the octogenarian, who received hearty congratulations.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 03 December 1912 page 4
Mr. J. Chittleborougb, Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers' Association, has returned to his duties after an absence on leave of four months, a great part of which time has been spent in England. Mr. Chittleborough is looking all the better for his trip, and as one of the oldest colonists we have—he arrived here inthe Buffalo in 1836—he was able to give much information concerning Australia to his friends in England, while in his official position he was made the recipient of many courtesies! Quiz and the Lantern Thursday 27 September 1894 page 15
MR. J. CHITTLEBOROUGH DEAD. Another of South Australia's earliest pioneers has gone to the Great Beyond. Death claimed Mr. James Chittleborough at the age of 85 years, on Friday March 1. The veteran was for many years & popular identity at the annual commemoration celebrations at Glenelg on December 28. And what changes in the development of the State he saw! A son of an old naval man, who fought at Trafagar under Capt. J Hindmarsh (South Australia's first GovGovernor), he came to South Australia with his father in the Buffalo in 1836, when 5 years old. Upon arrival at Glenelg, he was left on board with other children while Governor. Hind marsh and his party went ashore, and read the proclamation under the Old Gumtree. Mr. Chittleborough could vividly recall his family's ''tramping" up from Holdfast Bay to the Torrens River, where the Buffalo immigrants made their first homes, which were constructed of reeds cut from the river bank, The place, which was known as Buffalo Row, was located between where the Adelaide Gaol now stands and Hindmarsh, in sight of Col. Light's survey camp, which was near to the old sheep market. The furniture and effects of the various Buffalo families were brought up from the bay in a truck or handcart, and it took many days to drag them through the scrubby country. —A Life of Freedom.-- Mr. Chittleborough as a lad was little affected by the hardships and privations of the pioneers. With other youngsters he enjoyed the freedom of bush life, and fraternized with the aborigines, joining in their games and swimming with them in the river. '"I feel confident that our mothers and fathers, with all their struggles and privations, enjoyed the free and easy life," he remarked on a recent occasion. They all seemed happy and comfortable with their neighbours; scarcely any class distinctions existed. They had no oppressive laws to bother about, nor politicians to pester them. Strikes were an unknown quantity, and the liberty of the subject was" not interfered with by meddling enactments. I feel sure if the present community of South Australia lived under laws similar to those which governed the pioneers they would be a happier and more contented people. When we were first living in Buffalo Row the immigrants were supplied with rations from the Government stores at the foot of North Adelaide hill, not far from, the present signal box on the Port and-North Railway lines. These rations were served out until a supply of provisions and sheep was procured from Sydney and Tasmania. Before that the only fresh meat we had was kangaroo or other game shot by the settlers, t was opposite to the Government stores that I saw the first man executed in the colony. He was hanged on a large gum tree for the attempted murder of Mr. Smart, the Sheriff." —Growth of the Capital.-- Mr. Chittleborough well remembered the arrival of Governor Gawler, on which occasion nearly all the leading men of the province, together with its officials, went to Holdfast Bay to meet him and accompany him to the city by way of Cowandilla. "Shortly after his arrival, and when he settled down," the veteran once remarked, "Mrs. Gander, the Governor's lady, established a day school in a wooden building at the rear of Trinity Church. That was the first school that I attended. While I was there Col. Light died. A number of us youngsters followed the procession to Light Square, where we saw him buried. Some time after the sale of town lots in 1837-8 nearly all the residents of Buffalo Row and Coromandel Row left that locality to occupy more suitable and substantial dwellings in the city, principally in Hindley and Currie streets. No doubt the close proximity of those streets to the river was the reason of their being the earliest taken up and occupied, as the carriage of water was then a great consideration." —Farming and Mining.-- Five years after the family's arrival in this State Mr. Chittleborough's mother died, and his father retired from the hotel business—he had built the Buffalo's Head in Hindley street, upon the present site of the Black Bull Hotel—and took up a farm at Morphett Vale. Young Chittleborough was then 11, and he worked on his father's farm until he was 20. The gold rush lured him to the Victorian gold diggings for a time, but he returned home later, and subsequently came to Adelaide. He took the lease of the Heart and Hand Hotel, on the North-road, near Graham's Castle, where he remained from 1855 to 1860. The copper discovery at Wallaroo then attracted his attention, and, after having remained in the country for two years, he settled for a time in Bowden. His next move was to Angaston, but after a short sojourn in that district he came back to the city, and remained there. He was Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers' Association, and retired from that position in 1900, after 27 years' service. For a number of years be kept an agency office in West Hindmarsh, in which district he lived in retirement up to the time of his death. —The Family.-- The late colonist's wife predeceased him 11 years ago. He has left foam sons (Messrs. - Charles J. Carew, Percy, and Frederick Chittleborough), three daughters Mesdames Gruarr, Sydney, and V. Simpson, North Adelaide, and Miss Ada Chittleborough), and a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
COCK, Robert 1801 Fifeshire, Scotland - 23 March 1871
Son of James COCK Occupation Government Auctioneer, Farmer, Carpenter and Brewer Resided North Adelaide, Mount Barker and Mount Gambier Buried Mount Gambier
DEATHOF AN OLD COLONIST. - A well known and esteemed resident of Mount Gambier, Mr. Robert Cock, brewer, was called away on Thursday to the " bourne from which no traveller returns." Mr. Cock was one of the earliest colonists of South Australia, arriving with Governor Hindmarsh in 1836. After various vicissitudes ho settled at Mount Gambier in 1853, and up to the time of his death enjoyed the respect and esteem of his friends and acquaintances, Mr. Cock's death was rather unexpected, as though evidently breaking up, his constitution gave no premonitory warning that the event would happen so suddenly. The funeral took place yesterday
Border Watch Saturday 25 March 1871 page 2
The obituary for the month includes the names of Robert Cock, a colonist of1836, formerly of Adelaide, afterwards of Balhannah, and more recently of Mount Gambier.
COCK, Catherine nee CHRISTIE 1807 - 18 April 1870 at Mount Gambier, SA
COCK, Elizabeth 1824 - 24 December 1852
Married James BENNY Died aged 28 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 15 E 5
MARRIED.—On the 11th instant, at the Freemasons' Tavern, by the Rev. Robt. Haining, Robert Benny, Esq., Newdrum, eldest son of James Benny, Esq., Stirling, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of RobertCock, Esq , of Mount Annan.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 19 December 1846 page 2
COCK, Christian 1826 - 07 December 1867 at Kadina, SA
MARRIED. On Monday, the 15th instant, at Mount Annan, by the Rev. J. Pollitt, Henry Chambers, Esq., of Nairne, to Christina, second daughter of RobertCock, Esq.
South Australian Tuesday 30 March 1847 page 3
DIED CHAMBERS.—On the 7th of December, at her residence, Kadina, Christian, the beloved wife of HenryChambers, surgeon, aged 41.
COCK, Nancy 1829 -
Yesterday the 9th inst., at Angas-street, by the Rev. R. Haining, Mr John Kelly, of Cumberland Farm, Mount Barker, and eldest son of the late Mr James Kelly, manufacturer, Nelson-street, Glasgow, to Agnes, third daughter of Mr Robert Cock, of Balhannah.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 13 November 1847 page 4
COCK, Robert 1829 - 16 December 1884 at Kyneton, Vic.
Occupation of Brewer Resided at Kyneton, Vic.
COCK.-- On the 16th December, at Kyneton, Victoria, RobertCock,brewer, late of Balhannah, aged 56 years. A colonist of forty-six years.
South Australian Register Wednesday 17 December 1884 page 4
Death of Mr. RobertCock.—The Kyneton Observer reports tile death of Mr. Robert Cock, the well-known local brewer and malster, winch occurred at ten minutes past two a.m. on Monday. Mr. Cock was born in Abdie, Fifeshire, Scotland, in August, 1828, and emigrated to South Australia in 1836. In 1851 the gold fever attracted Mr, Cock's father and himself to Victoria, and they employed themselves gold seeking at Ballarat and Sandhurst. They built the first house on Sandhurst, which remains in good condition to this day. Leaving the diggings, Mr. Cock entered on the remunertive business of carrying with bullock teams between Melbourne and Ballarat, at which latter place ho joined the mounted police, being subsequently stationed for a time at Carlsruhe under Inspector Bookey. Those were busy times and Mr. Cock saw a good deal of life on escort duty. Mr. Cock did not remain long in the force, but returned to Adelaide where, in Messrs. Johnston's brewery, he learnt the business of a master and brewer. Returning to Victoria, in conjunction with Messrs. Johnston, he established the Kyneton Brewery on the site of the present establishment.
Bendigo Advertiser Wednesday 17 December 1884 page 2
COCK, James 21 August 1833 at Fifeshire, Scotland - 18 November 1901 at Moutn Gambier, SA
Occupation of Farmer, Carrier, Merchant and Politician Resided Noth Adelaide, Glenelg, Bowen and Mount Gambier
Mr. James Cock was born in 1833 in Fifeshire, Scotland, and came to South Australia in H.M.S. Buffalo in 1830. His parents first settled at Balhannah, but when the Victorian gold rush set in he went to the diggings at Bendigo. In 1853 he returned to South Australia and settled with his parents in the south east, and with the exception of a three years' residence in Queensland he has lived there ever since, having been engaged in farming contracting, and produce dealing. He has served as a councillor in the Gambier West District Council, and has long been connected with the Mount Gambier Agricultural Society. Mr. Cock advocates reformed land laws and the consolidation of all the land Acts, a progressive land tax, the homestead block system, freezing works at Beachport and Port Augusta, encouragement of the fruit industry, and water conservation in the north.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 26 May 1893 page 2
The late Mr. James Cock. formerly member of Parliament for the District of Victoria who died at his residence, Mount Gambier, on Monday last, was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, on August 31, 1833, and arrived intheBuffalo,which reached Glenelg on December 28,1836. Governor Hindmarsh came to the state by that vessel. His father Mr. Robert Cock, established the malting business at the Oakbank Brewery, and Cox's Creek (the correct orthography being Cock's Creek) was named after him. Mr. James Cock was educated at Mr. McGowan's school, North Adelaide, and afterwards spent several years inthe Balhannah district. In 1852 he accompanied his father and brother to the Victorian goldfields. He settled inthe south-east in 1853, and, with the exception of an interval from 1884 to 1887, which he spent in business at Bowen, North Queensland, resided at Mount Gambier till his death, engaged in farming and contracting. In 1862 he married Miss Magdalene Williams. For something like 40 years Mr. Cock was a local preacher, and was the first Wesleyan to preach at Bowen. He served for three years as a district at Mount Gambier. He came out for Parliamentary honours for the representation of Victoria in 1888, when Mr. J. Osman was returned to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. D. Livingstone. In"the general elections of 1890, however, he won a seat as a farmers', working men's, and homestead blockers' candidate. He was re-elected in 189.5 and 1890, and on those occasions headed the poll. Mr. Cock was well known as a temperance advocate.
Evening Journal Saturday 23 November 1901 page 5
COCK, Catherine 1835 - 14 October 1881 at Robe, SA
WARREN.-On the 14th October, at Robe, Catherine, aged forty-six (46), the beloved and loving wife of Wm. Warren, and third daughter of the late Robert Cock, of Mount Gambier. She arrived in South Australia from Scotland by the ship Buffalo on the 24th December, 1836, and was therefore a colonist of 45 years. " Now absent from the body, but present with the Lord." Octamacund and Madras papers please copy.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Warren will take place at Robe on Sunday afternoon, October 16.
Border Watch Saturday 15 October 1881 page 2
COLLETT, John (marine) Died after arrival
COLLEYS, Henry (crew)
COULTHARD, William 26 February 1820 in England - 10 March 1858 at Pernatta, SA
Occupation Hotel Proprietor, Explorer Resided Adelaide and Nuriootpa Buried NuriootpaCemetery, SA
William Coulthard was the ill-fated explorer of that name, who arrived intheBuffaloin 1836 at the age of 16. He made his home at Nuriootpa, and while on an exploring trip' perished of thirst in the north-west bush in 1856. He had five sons John, James, William (now dead), Thomas, and Robert Coulthard. A daughter (Mrs. A. .Fuller) died some years ago.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 07 July 1922 page 4
THE TRAGEDY OP EXPLORER WILLIAMCOULTHARD IN 1858 From A.T. SAUNDERS:— The record in The Register of the death of 'Mr. William Coulthard, aged 71,' late, of Oodnadatta, recalls this tragedy. Mr. B. Herschel Babbage, in charge of an exploring expedition on June 15. 1858, accidentally found the remains of WilliamCoulthard, who had evidently died of thirst while exploring the country far north of Port Augusta. A message had been scratched on his canteen. - For full particulars see Parliamentary paper of 1858 (page 24), and The Register 30/7/58, p. 2, C 3. It is assumed that Mr. Coulthard died 10/3/58. That collection of inaccuracies, Hoddens 'South Australia,' page 200, says the remains were found 22/6/1857.
The Register Tuesday 27 June 1922 page 5
William Coulthard of Nuriootpa had set out in March 1858 with two companions, William Scott and Henry Brooks, to look for pastoral lands to the north of Spencer Gulf. Unable to find a water source, the men had separated. Scott and Brooks were saved when they fell in with a major South Australian exploration party led by Benjamin Herschel Babbage. He immediately set about searching for the missing Coulthard. It was however months before he found him, in the unlikeliest of places. Babbage hastened back to his camp to arrange for Coulthard's burial. Prior to his pastoral explorations Coulthard had surveyed the town of Nuriootpa. The Uniting Church in that town commemorates his name. Babbage's expedition was undertaking a thorough exploration of the country between Lakes Torrens and Gairdner and north from there. Its purpose was to survey and map the country and determine the extent and direction of Lake Torrens, and identify ranges, rivers and waterholes. Babbage would later be criticised for the slowness of his work and be replaced as leader. John McDouall Stuart was also in the area undertaking private exploration.
CROXALL, William 1786 - 19 December 1867 at Glenelg, SA
William Croxall, one of the marines who had served under Admiral Lord Nelson.
William Croxall, at whose cottage in 'Buffalo Row' service was sometimes held, settled at Brighton, and I think died there, having attained a good old age.
CROXALL.-- On the 19th December, at Glenelg, WilliamCroxall, aged 83.
THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. WILLIAMCROXALL are informed that his REMAINS will leave his late residence, Glenelg, on Saturday, at half-past 2 o'clock, for Brighton Cemetery. H. BRICE, Undertaker.
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 21 December 1867 page 2
Death of an Old Colonist.— As will be seen by our obituary notices, another very old colonist has recently died at the ripe age of 84 years. Mr. Wm. Hitchcox, chemist, of Glenelg, has kindly furnished us with the following particulars:— " Mr. Croxall was one of our earliest colonists, having arrived in South Australia in December, 1836, in the ship Buffalo, with the first Governor, Captain Hindmarsh. In his early years he served as a marine in the British Navy, and was in several engagements under Admiral Lord Nelson. For the last 20 years he has lived at Glenelg, and some 12 years ago was an efficient member of the Glenelg Company of Volunteers. He was a man of considerable shrewdness and intelligence, and had many an interesting tale to tell both of his colonial experience and the stirring events in which he took a part when engaged under the British flag. He had attained a good old age, but enjoyed excellent health until very recently, and has left behind him a wife to whom he had been united for more than 54 years."
South Australian Register Saturday 21 December 1867 page 2
CROXALL, Mary 1789 - 20 January 1873 at Unley, SA
CROXALL.—On the 20th January, at her niece's residence, Unley, Mary, the beloved wife of the late WilliamCroxall, of New Glenelg, aged 84 years.
Evening Journal Wednesday 22 January 1873 page 2
CROXALL, Daughter 1836 -
DAVIS, Joseph (marine)
DAVIS, Samuel (marine)
DEVELLY, William (crew)
DINGLE, John, Mary Ann BUCKLEY
DINGLE, John Died 03 September 1881 near Roseworthy, SA
Occupation of Stonemason and Farmer Resided Adelaide and Roseworthy Buried Willaston Cemetery
DINGLE.—On the 3rd September, at his residence, near Roseworthy, of congestion of the lungs, John, the dearly beloved husband of MaryAnn Dingle, aged 69 years, a colonist of 43 years.
Evening Journal Thursday 08 September 1881 page 2
DINGLE, Mary Ann nee BUCKLEY Died 08 April 1894
DINGLE.—On the 9th April, at her residence, Roseworthy, suddenly, MaryAnn, widow of the late John Dingle, aged 78 years; a colonist of 56 years.
South Australian Register Friday 13 April 1894 page 4
FERGUSON, William 1809 Rox, Scotland - 03 December 1892 at Myrtle Bank, SA
Occupation of Stock and Land Agent and Farmer Resided in Adelaide, Magill and Rosefield Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 11 W 12
FERGUSON.-On the 3rd December, at Myrtle Bank, Glen Osmond, William Ferguson, in his 83rd year. Arrived in H.M.S. Buffalo December. 1836.
South Australian Register Monday 05 December 1892 page 4
THE LATE MR. W. FERGUSON. One more link in the ever-shortening chain which binds the early history of the oolony with present times has been broken by the death, at noon on Saturday, in his eighty-third year, of Mr. WilliamFerguson, of Myrtle Bank, Glen Osmond. A starling and useful colonist, Mr. Ferguson was one of the few settlers who could lay claim to the year 1836 as being the date of his arrival in this colony, and to a personal knowledge of the incidents connected with Governor Hindmarsh proclaiming South Australia a British province. Mr. Ferguson was born at Hawick, in the south of Scotland, not far from the birthplace of another pioneer—the late Hon. John Crozier. He arrived in the colony with Mrs. Ferguson, who survives him, in H.M.S. Buffalo, our first Governor being a fellow passenger. He was present under the old gum tree on Proclamation Day, December 28, 1836, and assisted in thatching the roof of the first Government House, then situated on the river slope below where the Rotunda now stands. The deceased gentleman afterwards entered into partnership with the late Mr. Robert Cock, father of the present member for Victoria, after whom Cox's Creek was named or rather misnamed, as an auctioneer and merchant in Hindley-Street. Mr. Ferguson for some time lived in a tent in Hindley-street, near the locality of Rosina-street, which, by-the-way, was named after Mrs. Ferguson. As also indicative of what this now fair city was like in those days it may be mentioned that their eldest child had a bell attached to her neck for the purpose of denoting where she strayed among the thickets, which then encompassed that portion of a city in embryo. The little one was only lost once, and on that occasion was found by the late Mr. M. Garlick, father of the well-known Mr. D. Garlick, architect. The firm built for use as business premises an auctioneer's establishment, constructed of pine posts and wattle and "dab" walls, the roof consisting of reeds gathered from the Reed beds near the embouchure of the Torrens. At about that time Mr. Ferguson became possessed of two acres of land running from Hindley-Street to Currie-street, their eastern frontage constituting what was afterwards named Rosina-street. The acre on which Primrose's brewery now stands was afterwards owned by him, as were also a couple of acres further down Rundle street, on which Mayfield's premises and the Arcade are now located. Subsequently the land which afterwards became the site of Magill (or Makgill, as it was Crab christened) was his property, and it is interesting to know that the first crop of wheat grown in that locality was sown by Mr. Ferguson. After leaving that neighbourhood he went to reside at Rosefield, Glen Osmond, and later purchased Myrtle Bank from Mr. W. Sanders. There he lived until his death, and there be owned some of the best Clydesdale and other draught stock ever imported to this colony. There, it is also asserted, our present Chief Justice was in his early days apprenticed to him as a farmer. From the inception of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia Mr. Ferguson, like the late Sir John Morphett, interested himself in its welfare, and took an active part both as an exhibitor and also a Judge. So highly were his services appreciated by that body that the honour of life membership was conferred upon him. A more regular attendant at their Shows was scarcely known. With one exception, that of a visit to the motherland in 1879, he remained in the colony. He was a stanch supporter of Chalmers Church from its baby hood, and was for many years an elder, and until a few Sabbaths since a consistent attendant of the Church. Quiet and unassuming, he took a warm interest in things pertaining to the welfare of his adopted land; and although rarely seen in Adelaide in his latter days he was one of the best known men to old and young in the colony, and his demise adds yet another to the long list of Scotia's sons who have done yeoman service in the matter of founding a nation. The surviving relatives of the deceased gentleman include his widow, four daughters (Mrs. Andrew Tennant, Mrs. W. Bickford, Mrs. Harry Bickford, and Mrs. A. Scott Murray), and two sons (Mr. W. A. Ferguson, Moolooloo, and Mr. J. T. Ferguson, of Willapa). The funeral, which took place at the West-terrace Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, though the intelligence of the death had but little opportunity of being made public. The Revs. Dr. Faton and J. Lyrall officiated, the funeral arrangements being in charge of Messrs. Pengelley and Knabe.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 10 December 1892 page 34
FERGUSON, Rosina nee FORSYTH 1810 Annan, Dfs. Scotland - 15 December 1893 at Glen Osmond, SA
Death of a Lady Pioneer.— A little more than a year ago we chronicled the death of Mr. William Ferguson, and now it is our regretful duty to record the demise of Mrs. Ferguson, which occurred at Myrtle Bank, Glen Osmond, on Friday morning. The deceased lady sailed from the old country in H.M.S. Buffalo on August 4, 1836. and arrived in the colony with her late husband in December of the same year, a fellow-passenger being the first Governor of this province — Captain John Hindmarsh. They were both present at the proclamation of the colony under the historic gumtree at Glenelg on December 28, 1836, and they afterwards lived in a tent in Hindley- street, near the corner of Rosina-street, which was subsequently named after the deceased lady. They then removed to Magill (or Makgil as it was originally called), where the late Mr. Ferguson grew the first crop of wheat. Afterwards they resided at Myrtle Bank, Glen Osmond, where they ended their days. Mrs. Ferguson was one of the best remembered of our old colonists. Of quiet retiring habits, her many good and hospitable qualities were well known, and will be cherished by those who in after years had the privilege of making her acquaintance. She leaves several sons and daughters and children of the third -generation. Of the former may be mentioned Mrs. Andrew Tennant, Mrs. W. Bickford, Mrs. Harry Biokford, Mrs. A. Scott Murray, Mi. W. A. Ferguson, of Moolooloo, and Mr. J. T. Ferguson, of Willapa. The funeral cortege will leave on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for the West-terrace Cemetery.
FERGUSON, Isabella Maisie/May 1837 - 25 March 1871 at Gawler, SA
Married James FERGUSON
FIELD, Joseph (crew)
FISH, James (marine)
FISHER, James Hurtle, Elizabeth JOHNSON, Elizabeth, James, Charles Brown, William Dundas, Geo, Marianne/Marian/(Marion), Hurtle, Frances Lucy
FISHER, James Hurtle 01 May 1790 Little Bowden, North England - 28 January 1875 at Adelaide, SA
Son of James and Henrietta Harriet nee KNAPP Occupation Lawyer, Politician and Mayor of Adelaide Resided Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Kingston Allotments Row 4 Site 14
We have this morning to record the death of one whose name has been closely and prominently identified with the history of the colony from its very commencement. Among those who have watched and aided in the advancement of South Australia from the very earliest times none, it will be admitted, holds a more distinguished place than Sir James Hurtle Fisher, who early this morning breathed his last. For a long time the venerable face of the "fine old English gentleman," who has thus passed from amongst us, has been absent from his former haunts. Finding the increasing infirmities of age press upon him. Sir James two or three years ago relinquished his public engagements, and has since then lived in comparative seclusion. Up till the last, however, he has continued in possession of his mental powers, and although extremely weak has suffered no pain. We learn from his medical adviser, Dr. Gosse, that his life has literally ebbed, death being attributable to nothing else than a general decay of nature. He died at 6 o'clock a.m., Lady Morphett, Miss Fisher, and Mr. W. D. Fisher being present at the time. The final event had been looked for hourly for a week, and in no sense can be regarded as a surprise. To say all that should be said of the deceased in the various public offices he has filled would entail an historical resume of South Australia from its formation. Look where we will in the chronicles of the colony during the first thirty years of its existence, and we find him occupying a distinguished position. As a high official under the Crown, charged with the important duty of superintending the settlement upon the waste lands of the province; as a citizen, charged on five successive occasions with the duty of presiding over municipal affairs as a practitioner of the Supreme Court, holding a leading place in his profession; as a politician, entrusted time and again with the task of representing the people and assisting in framing the laws of the country; as a zealous and popular patron of honest sport—in short, as a public man of marked ability, striving by every means in his power to promote the material and social well-being of the province he has earned a title to the enduring gratitude of South Australians. Although he has not unfrequently been on the unpopular side of questions which have excited interest in the country he has in the various capacities in which he has acted, and in the advocacy of his views, unpalateable as they might be, given proof of his high conscientiousness and of his anxiety to be guided by conviction alone. He was a colonistof the right stamp, and it may be said of him that he has gone to his grave full of years and full of honours. The deceased, who was the son of Mr. James Fisher, architect, of London, was born in 1790. In 1804 he was articled to Messrs. Brown & Gotobed, solicitors, and in 1816, three years after his marriage, he commenced practice in the English metropolis. That he attained to some degree of eminence in his profession, as evidenced by the fact of his having been selected by the Commissioners appointed under authority of the Imperial Act constituting South Australia to fill the important office of Resident Commissioner at Adelaide. He set out from England in the Buffalo in company with Governor Hindmarsh and his official staff, and on the 28th December, 1836, he landed at Glenelg, and took a leading part in the proceedings on Proclamation Day. A few months after the arrival of this pioneer band dissensions sprang up between the Governor and Mr. Fisher as to their respective powers, the latter claiming the right warmly disputed by His Excellency of naming places in South Australia, and discharging other executive functions in conjunction with the lauds of the colony, the disposal of which had been expressly entrusted to him. Chiefly in consequence of these disagreements Captain Hindmarsh was recalled, and his successor, Colonel Gawler, was entrusted with the joint functions of Governor and Resident Commission, Sir. Fisher's commission to act in the latter capacity having been withdrawn towards the close of 1838. In 1840 he was first elected Mayor of the City of Adelaide, and as we have before intimated the position of Chief Magistrate was conferred upon him on four subsequent occasions. In 1813 he was chosen to lay the foundation-stone of the monument erected in Light-square to the memory of the first Surveyor-General, of South Australia, and in' subsequent years he distinguished himself in the part he took against the threatened introduction of the Parkhurst boys against the imposition of a royalty on minerals, and in reference to the questions of State aid to religion and responsible Government. On August 7, 1857 he was entertained at a banquet in the Freemasons Tavern, given to him in recognition of the eminent and indifferently requited services rendered by him to the colony. There was a large and influential attendance, and the Hon. John Baker, who presided, presented the guest of the evening with a splendid service of plate, intended to testify to the high estimation in which he was held. We cannot in this notice follow Sir James through his legislative career, which commenced in the infancy of parliamentary institutions, and continued down to very recent times. In 1853 he was returned for West Adelaide, and two years later, having been defeated by Mr. Forster for the same electorate, he was nominated a member of the Council, and received the appointment of Speaker. Upon the introduction of responsible Government he was returned to the Council and was chosen President—a position which he occupied until his retirement. In 1860 he was created Knight by letters patent from Her Majesty, an honour which could not have been better bestowed. It is scarcely necessary to refer to the valuable services of the deceased as President of the Jockey Club and Chairman or the Bench of Magistrates, as well as in the score of other offices which he so efficiently filled. It is only very recentcolonists who are ignorant of his abundant labours on behalf of the colony, and the high estimation in which he is held in consequence of those labours. It will be remembered that the wife of the deceased died many years ago; but he left behind him a family, of eight— four sons and four daughters. The sons are well known, and occupy high positions in thr sporting circles of the colonies. James is in England, C. B. and Hurtle now reside in Victoria, and William lives here. There were originally six sons, but two o them are dead—George who was wrecked in the Admella, and Henry who died as a youth shortly after the family came here.
Evening Journal Thursday 28 January 1875 page 2
FISHER, Elizabeth nee JOHNSON 1792 - 03 July 1857 at Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Kingston Allotments Row 4 Site 14
Death of Mrs. Fisher.-- The lady of the Hon. James Hurtle Fisher, President of the Legislative Council, died yesterday morning, at about 9 o'clock; after a few hours' illness. She had been in her ordinary health on Wednesday, and had walked into the town, where she it supposed to have taken cold. She complained of illness during the night, and towards morning the- family became alarmed. A message was sent to Dr. Cotter, her usual medical attendant, who resides at Alberton, and Dr. Bayer was also immediately called in. The latter gentleman, who arrived a few minutes after she had ceased to breathe, attributes her death to congestion of the lungs, occasioned by cold. Mrs. Fisher was one of our earliest colonists, and was not only respected and beloved by the numerous members of her own family, but by all who were honoured with her intimate acquaintance.
South Australian Register Friday 03 July 1857 page 2
FISHER, Elizabeth 04 April 1815 - 06 May 1905
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Married Sir John MORPHETT The halls of Cummins, Morphettville, were decorated this morning by Mr. and Mrs. George Morphett for their golden wedding, the third to be held at the historic home. The home was first decked out for a golden wedding in 1888, when Mr. Morphett's grandparents, Sir John Morphett and Lady Morphett, celebrated 50 years of marriage. The second celebration was in 1925, when Mr. and Mrs. John Morphett, parents of Mr. George Morphett, had their golden wedding. Sir John Morphett, son of Nathaniel Morphett, a solicitor of Chancery Lane, arrived from Ezigland in the Cygnet on September 6, 1836. His wife, Elizabeth Fisher, eldest daughter of James Hurtle Fisher, arrivedinthe Buffalo on December 28, 1936. Cummins was acquired by John Morphett on May 15, 1838. The homestead was built in 1842. The Mr. and Mrs. Morphett of the third generation busied themselves to day preparing for a late afternoon party. "There are sheafs of telegrams from friends," Mr. Morphett said. "We are very thrilled to be celebrating our golden wedding in this house, and to carry on the good work my grandfather started. "As founder of the family, I am sure he would be very pleased to see a third golden wedding celebrated here." Tomorrow, members of the Pioneers' Association of SA, of which Mr. Morphett is president, will be entertained at Cummins. The association includes representatives of the State's oldest families. News Tuesday 12 June 1951 page 2
Group photo taken in the grounds of 'Cummins', Morphettville. At back (from left) Hurtle Fisher, Marianne Fisher, C.B. Fisher. Seated - Sir John and Lady Morphett. (Photo by E. Sweet & Sons, The Arcade, Adelaide) SLSA PRG 67/54/148
DEATH OF LADY MORPHETT. A NONAGENARIAN. Another link with the past has been snapped by the death on Saturday at the age of 90 years of Lady Morphett who arrived in the State by the vessel which brought its first Governor, and who married a gentleman who had even at that early date been a resident of South Australia for three months. She was the daughter, too, of an official who at the time the Government service of the State was first constituted held rank only second to that of this Governor. Lady Morphett resided in and near Adelaide continuously from the day of her arrival in Holdfast Bay, and she had seen the virgin forest gradually cleared away to make room for the great city which now stands on the spot which Colonel Light selected for the capital. For 63 years, indeed, Lady Morphett had resided on the family estate at Cummins, near Morphettville, within a very short distance of the old tree under which she had witnessed the ceremony of the proclamation of South Australia only two years before her marriage. She was a young lady of 21 years of age when she landed from The Buffalo, and as she retained to the last her memory of the events in which she and her husband took part during the cradle days of this State she could always talk in a fascinating manner concerning the pioneers and their work. The connection which Lady Morphett's family has had with the Legislative Council of the State is still maintained. Her father and her husband both sat in the President's chair. Her eldest son is now Acting Clerk of the Council, in which chamber for years he was Clerk Assistant before succeeding Mr. F. Halcomb as Clerk of the Assembly. The late Lady Morphett was born in London on April 4, 1815, so that she was ten weeks old when the battle of Waterloo was fought. She was the eldest daughter of the late Sir James Hurtle Fisher, and arrived with her father on H.M.S. Buffalo on December 28, 1836, the day on which South Australia was proclaimed a British province by its first Governor (Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh). Sir James Fisher, who had practised as a solicitor in London, before South Australia was founded, was sent out by the Imperial Government as Resident Commissioner of Crown Lands, but as he and the Governor did not agree this office was abolished in October, 1838. He was the first Mayor of Adelaide, and in 1853 he became a member of the Legislative Council, of which he was the first President under constitutional government, and he died in Adelaide on January 28, 1875. Lady Morphett married the late Sir John Morphett in August, 1838, and she had lived at Cummins, near Morphettville, where she died, since 1842. Sir John Morphett arrived in South Australia by the Cygnet three months before the first Governor, and he entered the old Legislative Council. In June, 1843, while he succeeded his father- in-law as President of the Council in March, 1865. He held the office for ten years, and died in 1892. Lady Morphett came of a family of a noted for its longevity. Indeed, it is a singular circumstance that of the nine children of her father she is the first to die a natural death. One brother (Mr. George Fisher) was drowned when the Admella was wrecked near Cape Northumberland in 1859, while another, brother (Mr. William Fisher) was killed by a stroke of lightning in 1886. On Lady Morphett's last birthday, April 4, it was calculated that the combined ages of the seven living members of the Fisher family totalled 565 years. It will be interesting to give the ages of Lady Morphett's brothers and sisters. Mr. James Fisher, who resides in England, was 88 years old last birthday. Mr. C. B. Fisher, who has frequently visited Adelaide since he left it for Victoria long ago, is in his 87th year. Mrs. John James, who is living in London, is 81 years of age. Miss Fisher who resided with Lady Morphett at Cummins, Glenelg, is 78. Mr. Hurtle Fisher celebrated the 74th anniversary of his birthday on February 27 last. Mrs. Palmer, who has been a resident of New Zealand for 49 years, was born in Adelaide on March 2, 1837, so she has passed 68 years. Mr. Hurtle Fisher was one of the 24 surviving of the 103 souls on board the Admella, when his brother was drowned. Lady Morphett retained her faculties to the end of her long life, and died peacefully on Saturday evening. She left four sons, as well as six daughters, all of whom are widows. The sons are Messrs. J. C. Morphett, Clerk of the House of Assembly; E. C. Morphett, H. W. Morphett (resident in South Australia), and J. H Morphett, who lives in Queensland. The six daughters are Mrs. W. Mair, Mrs. C. W. May, Mrs. H. L. Ayers (whose husband died recently), Mrs. G. Henderson, Mrs. R. A. Stock, and Mrs. E. M. Colley, all of whom are resident in this State. There are numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren, the total number of Lady Morphett's descendants being about 66. The funeral is to take place tomorrow, and the remains of the late Lady Morphett will then be placed in the family vault in the West-terrace Cemetery, beside those of her husband. Her father (Sir James Hurtle Fisher) was buried close by.
The Advertiser Monday 08 May 1905 page 5
FISHER, James 1816 - 1913 in England
Returned to England
Mr. JamesFisher, whose death took glace recently in England, was the elder brother of the late Mr, C. B. and Mr. Hurtle Fisher, who for many years were at the head of racing men in Australia. They held, large squatting interests in New South Wales (says the Sydney "Daily Telegraph"),"and one or other owned such galloping celebrities as Fish-hook, Lantern, Angler, Seagull, Charon, Lady Heron, Sourgrapes, Femella, The Roe,. Explosion, Nathalie, Robinson Crusoe, Midnight, Typo, Chrysolite, and The Sign. Messrs. Fisher also owned many other horses- which did not run in their names. They lent valuable assistance to the V.R.C. and other clubs, and the C.B. Fisher Plate, which is included in the V.R.C. programme, was named after the gentleman of that name, who was for a term the Club's chairman.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 24 December 1913 page 7
News has been received by cablegram of the death at the age of' 97 years, of Mr. JamesFisher, eldest son of the late Sir J. H. Fisher. In the pioneering days 'Mr. Fisher was engaged in farming and 'pastoral pursuits in South Australia, in partnership with his brother, the late Mr. C. B. Fisiier, and did a good deal of overlauding with stock. In 1855 Mr. I Fisher met with an injury to his eyes, I and since chat time had resided in England, visiting this State occasionally.
The Chronicle Saturday 06 December 1913 page 44
FISHER, Charles Brown 25 September 1818 North Bowden, Hampshire, England - 08 May 1908 at Glenelg, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Kingston Allotments Row 4 Site 15
DEATH OF MR. C. B. FISHER A large number of people in every State of Australiawill regret to learn of the death of Mr. C. B. Fisher, which took place at his residence, Seafield Towers, Albert Terrace, Glenelg, on Wednesday morning. The deceased gentleman had reached the age of 90. The name of CharlesBrown Fisher will always remain indissolubly linked with the history of South Australia, although Mr. Fisher made his home in Victoria for upwards of 40 years. Born in England, he came to this State with his father, the late Sir James Hurtle Fisher, in the Buffalo, in 1836. Sir James received direct from the Crown the appointment of Resident Commissioner for Crown Lands, and possessed virtually concurrent powers with Governor Hindmarsh in respect to administrative action. The pair quarrelled over the selection of a site for the capital and a deadlock ensued, which was only broken by the interference of the Home Government. Sir James Fisher then threw in his lot with the infant colony as a private citizen. He became first Mayor of Adelaide in 1840, and in 1863 he was nominated to the Legislative Council, and held a seat till 1855. At the first election under the Constitution Act in 1857 Sir James was returned to the Legislative Council, and chosen Speaker of that year, a position which he held until he retired from the Council in 1865. Sir James, who was an active patron of the turf, was created Knight Bachelor in 1860, in which year he successfully practised his profession, and was for some time leader of the South Australian bar. He died in Adelaide on January 28, 1875. Hurtle-square in Adelaide was named after him. The subject of the present memoir was born in London on September 25, 1817. He spent two years on a farm at Little Bowden, Northamptonshire, with an uncle, before leaving for South Australia. The late Mr. C. B.Fisher followed in his father's foot-steps, and besides maintaining the honor and reputation of the family he managed to carve out for himself a remarkably successful career as a business man, for although beginning with a very limited capital his stock and station transactions were so large at one time that ha was reputedly a millionaire. However, lie lost heavily through bad seasons and other causes, and it is understood was not a wealthy man at the time of his death. Mr. Fisher began by dealing in cattle, and as he started in 1851, just before the gold diggings broke out in Victoria, it proved to be the most lucrative business he could have turned his hand to. He purchased drafts of cattle wherever he could buy them up, and drove them across to Victoria, where the diggers bought them up at high prices. That, according to old pioneers who remember the deceased gentleman's career was his real start in life. Having put his hand to the plough he never once looked back, but extended his operations, and, in addition to supplying the Adelaide market he continued to travel mobs of cattle and sheep into Victoria, and is said to have conducted the most colossal droving operations ever known in the history of either of the States. His love for and interest in sheep began thus early, and continued until his death. In a letter to England in 1837, after describing his life and prospects he said: -'But the most profitable investment after all is sheep, and James (his brother) and I intend to purchase a flock as soon as it lies in our power, which will, I trust, not be long. First I shall go and squat in the interior, and he will manage in town. There is nothing in this world I delight more in than an agricultural or pastoral life, which will be far more interesting here in an unexplored country than in England.' Early in 1838 they bought sheep and he 'squatted' in the interior-the Little Para (this being then 'out back'). Ten of the first lambs bred he drove on foot to Adelaide, and delivered to Mr. Crispe. But this was of course, previous to his stock-dealing transactions. He was an excellent horseman, and spent most of his time in the saddle at this period, being obliged to make many long and rapid journeys to keep up the supply of stock. In 1854 Mr. Fisher bought Bundaleer station from Mr J. B. Hughes and next year acquired Hill River station from Mr R. Roberteon, 'Encounter Bay Bob' as he was euphemistically termed in those days. Afterwards some 10 or 12 South Australian estates passed through his hands, in cluding Wirrabara, Mount Schanck, and Moorak, Port Gawler. In the Mount Schanck station he was in partnership with Mr Rochford, who, with Mr. Hurtle Fisher, a brother of the deceased, survived the wreck of the Admella. In that disaster, however, another brother, Mr. George Fisher, lost his life. At one time Mr. C. B. Fisher was the largest pastoralist in Australia. In 1865 he went to Melbourne, and the owner ship of some fine properties in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland attest his continued belief in, and liking for, pastoral affairs. Among others were the Yanga and Neds Corner, in New South Wales and in Queensland the Darling Downs properties. Thurulgoona (now owned by the Squatting Investment Company), and the group now owned by the Australian Pastoral Company, in the south; Fort Constan tine and Warrnambool Downs in the north and many smaller properties, as well as some in the western district of Victoria. In the Northern Territory he took up large areas, including Victoria Downs, now said to be the best cattle station in Australia. He sent 30,000 cattle to these properties in the early eighties. In the early nineties he fell on evil times, in company with so many station-holders throughout Australia; in fact, it is doubtful it many original individual holders survived that period. In Merino sheep Mr. Fisher's name must ever rank among the first for the type of large-framed, plain-bodied, heavily-covered sheep still known in many parts of Australia as the Fisher Merino. Quantity, rather than fineness, was his ideal, and price per sheep against price per lb. of wool. As regards Longwool sheep, he imported many, and attained prominence as a breeder of Lincolns, to which he gave preference, though for fattening he held that the English Leicester was, perhaps, superior. In fact, as an importer of the best class of stock, Australia has much to thank Mr. Fisher for. He introduced some splendid blood and draught horses. In Short-horn cattle, of which he was a great lover and a splendid judge, he imported some grand animals, and bred a magnificent herd, the disposal of which realised at Maribyrnong very high prices. He would only buy of the best, either of stock or country, and Australia has gained much from his unremitting labors. Mr. Fisher, who never visited England after his arrival here, was of a kindly, genial nature, strong, self-reliant, and large-hearted. He was always courageous and hopeful, even optimistic. To see him was to love and esteem him, and many in the old days had reason to gratefully remember his generous helpfulness. He only returned to Adelaide seven or eight months ago. Mr Fisher, in his earlier life, was one of the most prominent sportsmen in Australia, and with his brother, Mr. Hurtle Fisher, introduced some of the best blood stock ever brought to Australia, including the celebrated stallion Fisherman.
Chronicle Saturday 09 May 1908 page 40
FISHER, William Dundas 1820 - 02 December 1886 in London, England
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Occupation of Sheepfarmer Resided North Adelaide, Wirrabara and Parkside
FISHER. —On the 2nd December 1886 in London, WilliamDundas Fisher, fourth son of the late Sir James Hurtle Fisher, of Adelaide, S.A.
The South Australian Register Tuesday 07 December 1886 page 4
Mr. W. D. Fisher.--Our obituary columns contain notice of the death on December 2 in London of Mr. WilliamDundas Fisher, fourth son of the late Sir James Hurtle Fisher, of South Australia. The deceased gentleman was well known by a large number of people here. Many years of his life were passed in this colony, where he was engaged in pastoral pursuits. Like other members of the family he took a great interest in the affairs of the turf. Several years ago he went to Victoria.
South Australian Register Monday 13 December 1886 page 2
Mr. William Fisher was killed by a stroke of lightning in 1886.
FISHER, George 1825 - 06 August 1859
Mr. GeorgeFisher was drowned when the Admella was wrecked near Cape Northumberland in 1859
Buried off Cape Northumberland
LATEST FROM ADMELLA. MESSAGE JUST RECEIVED. Saturday Morning, 9 a.m. Twenty -two saved from Admella ; 19 on Ladybird, and three on beach ; Captain McEwen one of them. Hurtle Fisher and Rochfort saved. GeorgeFisher drowned. Sending again for last of them.
FISHER, Marianne 1827 - 1927
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By the death of Miss Marianne Fisher, which occurred at the residence of her grand-nephew (Mr. George C. Morphett). "Cummins." Morphettville, early on Saturday morning, one of the most interesting characters inthe history of South Australia has been removed. Her name has been prominently connected with South Australia, since the proclamation was read by Governor Hindmarsh beneath the gum tree at Glenelg ninety years ago, and additional interest was centred in her life by the fact that she had survived all the trials associated with earlier settlement, and had lived to witness and enjoy the results of the splendid work of the pioneers. She celebrated her hundredth birthday this year. In a remarkable degree Miss Fisher had retained all her mental faculties up to the end, although for the past few months she was obviously weakening physically, and the end was not entirely unexpected. She enjoyed the reputation of having been the sole survivor of that band of pioneers which came to South Australia by theBuffaloin 1836. Miss Fisher, who was born on February 7, 1827, was the third daughter of Sir James Hurtle Fisher, the first Resident Commissioner, and from 1855 to 1865 President of the Legislative Council. She was the last survivor of a family of four sisters and five brothers, and was brought to South Australia from England, her birthplace, when ten years of age, having arrivedintheBuffalo on December 28, 1836. She was therefore one of the first pioneers, and lived to be the oldest resident of the State. She frequently referred to her experiences in having to be carried ashore by the sailors from the boat at Holdfast Bay on Proclamation Day. Governor Hindmarsh came to Sooth Australia, by the same vessel. Referring to the stirring incidents of those days, which she remembered clearly, Miss Fisher said recently, "It was such an event for an English child that I could never forget it Who could not remember - the thrills of reaching a semi-civilised land occupied chiefly by blacks, and where we had to live amid such quaint conditions?" Sir Hurtle Fisher lived in a wooden house brought in sections from England on North terrace, just where portion of the Adelaide railway-station stands, but the crude homestead was destroyed by fire, and Miss Fisher said the family lost everything. They next lived at Lockleys and Miss Fisher attended to the domestic duties of the home. The cottage was afterwards occupied by the Salvation Army, but Lockleys farm was well known inthe fifties as the home of Messrs. C.B. and Hurtle Fisher, and was the head quarters of their racing activities before their removal to Victoria. From Lockleys Miss Fisher returned with her father to a residence on north-terrace, and kept house for him until his death in 1875. Miss Fisher had always entered into the activities of the pioneering days, with their inconveniences and discomforts, as well as their eliciting, fascinating, and enjoyable incidents, and was for many years prominent in movements which were launched to improve conditions and advance the young settlement. Her sister Elizabeth had married Mr. (later Sir) John Morphett. who was connected with the actual decision on the site for Adelaide, and she was thus definitely and closely connected with the earliest history of South Australia and Adelaide particularly. The celebration of Proclamation Day at Glenelg, On December 28 was not considered complete unless Miss Fisher was in attendance, and it was only in recent years," when, having regard for her great age, it was considered unadvisable to en courage her to take part inthe proceedings, that she failed to participate. She had been for many years the only living person who could recall the ceremony on South Australia's natal day. and although in later years she did not "attend the celebrations at Glenelg, the public generally and her friends particularly, were pleased to congratulate the venerable lady upon her part inthe records of the citizens of South Australia. A Wonderful Memory. Miss Fisher had not only a wonderfully retentive memory regarding the early days, but she had collected many interesting pictures and prints illustrating the various stages inthe development of the city and the settlement of the State. She had always been conspicuous for her vivacious manner and her keen sense of humor, so that she gained much amusement from incidents which would probably have discouraged many others. She retained those characteristics throughout her long life, and when unable to leave her room in latter years, enjoyed meeting her relatives and friends as much as they appreciated the pleasure of her company. Recently, when discussing the severe summers of the pioneering days. Miss Fisher, still championing the sturdy settlers of those stirring times, said the weather then was more consistent, and therefore was less trying than that of late years. The pioneers, she smilingly explained, had no modern antidotes for the heat such as cooling electric fans or ice carts. '"Our cool drinks," Miss Fisher said, "were obtained from the primitive device of bottles covered with wet rags and suspended in the shade. We wore as few clothes as possible—perhaps hardly as few as one sees to-day, and we went leisurely upon the way of our household duties-''
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A Centenarian. For many years Miss Fisher had lived at '"Cummins," Morphettville the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Morpbett. "Cummins" was the old family residence built by Sir John Morphett, a brother in-law of Miss Fisher, and inthe happy surroundings of the home, which afforded so many pleasant memories, the wonderful old lady spent the eventide of her life. As her years advanced each succeeding birthday became the occasion for a family reunion, and when, in February of this year, the grand old lady reached her hundredth birthday, there was a notable gathering in her honor. Miss Fisher sat at the head of the table, and cut the first slice of the birthday cake, which was decorated 'with violets, her favorite flower. Inthe icing were placed the monogram ''MJ," and the dates 1827-1927." Miss Fisher was attired in black brocade, with fine Honiton lace at her neck and wrists, and wore a cap of tinted lace with velvet pansies. She impressed all with her happy spirits as she received congratulations—and birth day presents—from her relatives and friends. Miss Fisher often referred to the fact that one of her brothers, who had spent a brief period in South Australia, had lived to the age of 97, and enjoyed hunting almost to the end of his life. He was at the time the oldest Etonian living. Many Voyages In her more active days Miss Fisher was fond of travelling, and had made several journeys to England, returning by way of America. One of her voyages was taken before the Suez Canul was cut through from Suez to Port Said, and it was significant that she was carried ashore when she first reached South Australia, (as a girl of 10) and when she returned from her last voyage seven years On the later occasion she experienced difficulty in walking, and was carried from the vessel by her friends. Sir Stanley Fisher. Chief Justice of Ceylon, is a cousin of Miss Fisher, as is also Sir. E. Knapp-Fisher, Registrar-General of Westminster Abbey. As soon as the news of Miss Fisher's death was announced in"The Saturday Express," the bells at the Town Hall were tolled. In connection with the funeral, which will take place this afternoon, when the remains will be placed inthe family vault at the West-terrace cemetery, there will be a service at Holy Trinity Church, North-Terrace, at 3 o'clock. The Link Broken. The Attorney-General (Hon. H Hornburg), on learning of the death of Miss Marianne Fisher, stated that he was grieved to hear it, although at such an age the end might have been expected at any time. She was a remarkable old lady. and her death broke the chain, which linked the present the old Buffalo days and those of Captain Hindmarsh. When the people of the present generation talked of hardships they should think of those early migrants. South Australia tendered to her relatives sympathy, and felt moved to include her name among its worthy citizens.
The Advertiser Monday 20 June 1927 page 14
FISHER, Hurtle Eyles 1831 - 30 June 1905
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Mr. Hurtle Fisher was one of the 24 surviving of the 103 souls on board the Admella, when his brother was drowned.
As will elsewhere be observed, Mr. Hurtle Fisher was one of the passengers per Havilah. Although not altogether recovered from the effects of his protracted sufferings, Mr. Fisher is, we rejoice to say, in tolerably good health and spirits. His account of the wreck confirms, in all its principal details, the particulars from time to time given to the public. He did not witnes[s] the loss of his brother, Mr. GeorgeFisher,who, it is believed, must have slipped off the deck (then almost perpendicular) whilst Mr. Hurtle was engaged in cutting a piece of rope. Mr. Fisher confirms Mr. Rochfort's statement as to the gradual breaking up of the steamer, the swamping and loss of the boats, and the various efforts made to reach the wreck. He also states that had not help been afforded when it was, but very few could have survived much longer. Rochfort could not have survived many hours, and others were similarly reduced. Mr. Fisher did not suffer so much either from hunger or thirst as he did from cold, although his food for a whole week consisted of five almonds. Wet to the skin incessantly, and starved with cold, his legs and feet were swollen to an awful size, and the reactionary feeling experienced on being placed in warm blankets on board the Ladybird was intensely painful. The utmost care was necessary in the treatment of the survivors after their rescue, the vital powers being so completely enfeebled. A teaspoonful of wine and water would be given occasionally, and only one teaspoonful of sago every quarter of an hour, under medical supervision, until a little-strength returned. Mr. Fisheradds his testimony to that of others who saw the Bombay, which appeared as if running upon the reef; but he thinks it was more than half-a-mile off. Poor Mr. Magarey was seen battling feebly with the waves, his cork belt around his body, but he had no strength to swim, and when a rope was thrown to him, had no energy to grasp it. Mr. Fisher's statement adds painful confirmation to former statements as to the lives lost through delay. More than 30 persons died on Wednesday and Thursday nights from cold, starvation, and sheer inability to retain their hold upon the treacherous footing left them upon the wreck. Many other particulars have been related to us, but to a great extent they have already been anticipated in former publications.
The South Australian Advertiser Saturday 03 September 1859 page 3
Became a prominent Victorian horse breeder who brought Fisherman to Australia, and whose Lantern won the 1864 Melbourne Cup.
DEATH OF MR. HURTLEFISHER. Our Victorian telegrams last ween announced the death in Melbourne on June 30, at the age of 74, of the veteran sportsman and pioneer settler, Mr. Hurtle Fisher, son of the late Sir James Hurtle Fisher and brother of Mr. Charles B. Fisher. Mr. Fisher, who came to South Australia with his father and brothers, C. B. and W. D. Fisher, in 1836, lived his early life in Adelaide. In his teens he exhibited a great interest in horses and racing, and for several years was among the foremost patrons of the turf in Australia. He imported numerous high-class horses, and bred a large number that will he long remembered as champions of their day. After racing in Victoria for some years Mr. Fisher went to Queensland, where he was largely interested in pastoral pursuits, which, however, did not turn out well. He was often heard to remark in later years—"From what I have I seen and what I know from my experience in Victoria and Queensland, I may say that I always regret having left South Australia. I ought to have stuck to it, and I should have done better, as its resources are of the very best." —Racing in South Australia.— Chatting with a representative of The Register in December last concerning the early racing in South Australia, Mr. Fisher said:—"I rode for the fun of the thing at the old-time steeplechases, which were then run at Unley, and on one of those occasions the horse I was riding was one of three that stuck up at a fence Joe half an hour. He was un-saddled, taken away, given a good feed, brought back, and remounted by me, and I won what may be termed a most remarkable steeplechase. The last race I rode here was on my own horse, Stormy Petrel, for the South Australian Derby, in 1858." —Wrecked, in the Admelia.-- In 1859 Mr. Fisher, with three horses— The Barber, Jupiter, and Shamrock—left Adelaide for Melbourne in the ill-fated Admelia, which was wrecked off Cape Northumberland. Of the 107 passengers on board only 22 were saved, and one of. these was Mr. Fisher, but one of his brothers was drowned. The vessel broke into three pieces when she struck, and two of the I pieces went down at once. The portion Mr. Fisher was on was jammed on the rock, and those who had strength remained there i'or eight days, with next to nothing to eat or drink. Sitting on the bulwarks the.y could see the sharks all round them, and there was no inducement to jump off and try to swim to shore. One passenger, sitting next to Mr. Fisher, did make an effort to put an end to his captivity, but, as Mr. Fisher put it, when relating the terrible experience, "he jumped in just underneath where I was sitting, and the sharks tore him to pieces at once." When Mr. Fisher went aboard the Admella he weighed 9 st. 7 11)., and when he came off he was 5 st. 12 lb. One of the horses—The Barber—swam ashore, and afterwards ran in Flying Buck's Champion Race. He was clothed and in a box. How he freed him self Mr. Fisher could not imagine. —At Maribyrnong.-- Eventually Mr. Fisher got to Victoria, and in 1863 he purchased the Maribyrnong Estate. He then sent home to his brother James to purchase a first-class sire, which resulted in the importation of Fisherman, winner of 72 races out of 120 starts, including 25 Queen's Plates. The remainder of his horses were brought from Adelaide and established at Maribyrnong. Fisherman was bought privately for 3,000 gs., and came out to Australia with four famous mares purchased at Lord Londesborough's sale in 1860. They comprised Gildemire (1,260 gs.). Rose de Florence (380 gs.), Juliet (850 gs.), and Marchioness, the Oaks winner (630 gs.). In 1867 Maribyrnong was disposed of to Mr. B. Rochfort, and in April of that year Mr. Fisher sold all his horses. Besides Lantern, a son of Night-light, who won the Melbourne Cup and the Derby, he raced at different times Charon. Lady Heron, Seagull, Angler, Nathalie, and Smuggler. Occasionally Mr. Fisher sported the colours himself. He won the New Year's Gift at Flemington on Smuggler in 1866, and the Corinthian Stakes at Flemington on Blondin in November, 1868. For years after he sold off in 1867 the rose-and black was seen occasionally on the turf. —A Curious Incident.— i Mr Fisher had many interesting stories to tell about his racing experiences. At the time Fishhook was under a cloud for the Champion Race (it is believed that he was poisoned). they had a horse in the stable so like him that it was impossible to distinguish between the two at a distance A well-known sporting writer walked from Melbourne to Maribyrnong one morning, and went home under the impression that he had seen Fishhook work, and that the stories of his being dead were mere rumours. But it was Fishhook's double he had seen. It is unlikely that the history of how the crack was "nobbled" will ever be known: Mr. W. Filgate stated once that years after the thing happened a dying man sent for him and told him who poisoned Fishhook, and at whose instigation the deed was done, but made him promise never to repeat the story. At the time of his death Fishhook was not the property of Mr. Fisher, but of his brother, Mr. C. B. Fisher, who survives him. The remains of the late Mr. HurtleFisher were brought to; Adelaide by the Melbourne express on Tuesday morning. Immediately on the arrival of the train the funeral started for the West Terrace Cemetery, where the coffin was laid in the family vault. Relatives and friends of the deceased, as well as old colonists and memers of the sporting community, were present at the grave.
Observer Saturday 08 July 1905 page 38
FISHER, Frances Lucy 1823 - 1909
Was to have married the widowed solicitor G. F. Shipster, but the wedding had to be cancelled due to his illness; he died the following day. Married John Vidal JAMES 27 February 1851 at Adelaide, SA MARRIED. At Trinity Church, Adelaide, on Thursday, the 27th February, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Adelaide, JohnVidal James, Esq., of Maclaren Vale, to Frances Lacy, daughter of J. H. Fisher, Esq., of North-terrace. John Vidal James was a pioneer settler at Inman Valley and Willunga, later Colonial Storekeeper. They returned to England in 1855.
FOSTER, John (crew)
FOWLES, John (crew)
FOWLES, Joseph (crew)
FOX, Robert 1811 - 08 September 1885
Resided Cudlee Creek Buried Cudlee Creek
FOX. — On the 8th September, at his residence. Fox's Creek, near Cudlee Creek, Robert Fox, aged 74 years, leaving a wife and large family to mourn their loss. Arrived in this colony per ship Buffalo, 1836. A colonist of forty-nine years.
South Australian Register Saturday 12 September 1885 page 4
GARDNER, James (marine)
GILES, Henry Died 1892
Through the deathof Mr. Henry Giles the district has lost another old and respected resident. Mr. Giles, who was in his 81st year, came to the colony in the ship Buffalo in 1836, and ultimately settled at Mount Pleasant, where for the last 50 years he has resided. Mr. Giles was the senior partner in the firm of Messrs. H. and H. A. Giles, and in addition carried on agricultural and sheep farming pursuits on his landed property in this district The deceased gentleman was the eldest son of Mr. Thomas Giles, of Farrington Gurney, Somerset, England. He was married, but was a widower for the last 20 years and leaves no family. He was of a retiring and amiable disposition, and with the exception of some years service as a district councillor took little active interest in public pursuits. A large number of friends from Adelaide and all parts of the district followed the remains of the deceased gentleman to their last resting place in St. John's cemetery. The Rev. J. S. Wayland officiated. Among some of those who attended -were Messrs. B. A. Moulden, M.P., G. Melrose. P. Hynes, G. Phillis, P. Miller, W. M. Vigar, J.P., F. Thomson, J.P., E. Brice, J.P., G. B. Sketheway, C. E. de Wyater, C. W. Hamilton, and Dr. R. H. Hamilton.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 10 December 1892 page 12
GILL, William 1819 - 24 November 1896 at Hamilton, SA
Occupation Farmer Resided Marrabel and Hamilton Buried Belvidere, SA
GILLES, Osmond 24 August 1788 - 23 September 1866 at Glen Osmond, SA
SLSA B 7030
Occupation of Colonial Treasurer, Pastoralist, Sheep Breeder Resided Gilles Plains, Glen Osmond Buried West Terrace Road 1 South Path 24 E 5
Osmond Gilles was an old colonist, having arrivedInthe Buffalo on December 28, 1836, and died in 1866 aged 79 years. It was Omond Gilles who offered to make available land on the water frontage for erecting proper buildings for the comfort of the next arriving immigrants, but of which no further reference is made. He had water frontage blocks 11, 15, 69, 137, at that time.
Port Lincoln Times Friday 07 June 1835 page 3
THE LATE MR. OSMOND H. GILLES.—Yesterday's obituary notices included the announcement of the death of Mr. Osmond Horne Gilles, who belonged to one of the early generations of native colonists. Mr. Gilles was born near Campbelltown, Tasmania, in 1826, and was the eldest son of the late Mr. L. W. Gilles, banker, and subsequently Police Magistrate at Warrnambool. He was nephew of Mr. Osmond Gilles, who arrived in this colony in the Buffalo on its foundation in 1836, as first Colonial Treasurer, and who became so familiarly known to the early colonists as "O.G." The subject of this notice was educated at a French College in the Mauritius, and returning to his home in Tasmania entered the service of the Union Bank in Launceston, but subsequently he settled in Melbourne and became the first Manager of the National Bank there, and was deputed to open a branch of that institution in the Mauritius. While living in Melbourne in the fifties he was quite an enthusiast in cricket, and captained one of the first elevens of that time, so that his interest in the great development of the game in the colonies was always most keen. For some time Mr. Gilles also resided in Adelaide in the service of the National Bank, but afterwards relinquished banking and entered into business on his own account as a merchant in Hobart, and owned a number of the colonial trading vessels of that day. He was also elected Mayor of Hobart. He had married in that city a daughter of Mr. Justice Horne, and niece of Sir William Horne. English Attorney-General in the year of the Reform Bill—1832. Some years prior to the death of his uncle at Glen Osmond Mr. Gilles with his family took up his residence there, and came into possession of the Woodley estate when his uncle died. This was subsequently sold, and for a number of years past, and up till his death, Mr. Gilles had resided with his family in Adelaide. For several months past he had suffered from an internal complaint, which necessitated a very skilful operation. This he underwent successfully, but owing to the extremely hot weather following the operation he unfortunately succumbed. Mr. Gilles leaves a widow, one son, and five daughters, three of the latter being married, and. all of whom reside in the colony.
Evening Journal Friday 19 February 1892 page 3
GOLDSMITH, William (crew)
GORTON, Mrs Margaret 1780 Chester, CHS, England - 28 March 1853 at North Adelaide, SA
Mother of Margaret STEVENSON Occupation Innkeeper, Nursery Owner Resided North Adelaide and Leabrook Husband John GORTON died in the UK Licenced a public house in the Leabrook Sections, Glen Osmond 8th and 9th March 1853
On the 28th March, at North Adelaide, aged 73 years, Mrs MargaretGorton, relict of the late John Gorton, Esq.
Adelaide Times Wednesday 30 March 1853 page 2
GRABB, Richard (crew), Thomas (crew)
GRAVES, Henry (marine)
HALDRON, William (marine)
HALL, Joseph (crew, d@sea)
HARVEY, Harriet Ender/Endor, daughter Harriet b 1836
HARVEY, James 1818 - 17 April 1895 at Prospect Hill, SA
Occupation of Wheelwright, Labourer and Farmer Resided Reedbeds, Glenelg and Prospect Hill Buried Meadows, SA
HARVEY. — On the 17th April at his residence, near Meadows, James Harvey, the dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Harvey, aged 76 years. A colonist of 58 years. Arrived in theship Buffalo. English and Victorian papers please copy.
The Advertiser Tuesday 30 April 1895 page 7
The late Mr. James Harvey, who arrivedintheBuffaloin 1836, was present at the first proclamation. He lived under the Old Gum Tree for several months, later taking up land at Meadows South. This historic old farm is still inthe possession of the family. His wife died, aged 89 years, in 1915, having arrivedin 1838 inthe ship Ragastran. Of this wonderful old couple, over 400 descendants survive and are living in all States of the Commonwealth. The eldest living daughter is Mrs. Lockyer aged 91 who resides at Leslie place, Portland. Port Adelaide. She is hale and hearty. Mrs. F. W. Foreman of Blacken street Goodwood. Mrs. B. Trembath of Kimba. and Mrs. E. Ellis. of Bruce Rock, (W.A.) and now visiting this State, are granddaughters.
The Advertiser Tuesday 29 December 1936 page 13
Mr. Harvey was a wheelwright by trade and his descendants tell me that he helped inthe carting of Governor Hindmarsh's belongings to Adelaide. Mr. Harvey built for him self a pug house on the Meadows Flats, which was still in use until a few years ago. One remarkable thing Mr. Harvey's house possessed was a big fireplace which occupied the whole end of one room. This room had two doors opposite each other and a horse was used to drag a log in one door; the chain was unhitched, the horse went out the other door and the log was rolled over the floor into the fireplace. I have watched your paper hoping to see other comments on this very interesting article and think perhaps the Frank Potts referred to belonged to the Potts family of Langhorne Creek fame as I believe their forebears were some of the very early settlers.
The Advertiser Wednesday 28 January 1953 page 4
THE LATE MR. JAMES HARVEY.—Death has taken away another old pioneer in the person of Mr. James Harvey, of Prospect Hill, Meadows, who arrived in South Australia in the Buffalo on December 28, 1836. He took up his residence at Glenelg about fifty years ago, and was tor some time a carrier between Adelaide and Glenelg. After residing at Glenelg fora number of years he removed to Prospeot Hill, Meadows, where he resided till the time of his death. He leaves a wife and a large family; also a number of grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was an uncle to Mr. Henry Harvey, of Glenelg. A little more than two years ago he celebrated the jubilee of his marriage.
Evening Journal Tuesday 23 April 1895 page 2
We have to record the death of a very old colonist, Mr. James Harvey, which took place at his residence, near the Meadows, on April 17. The deceased had been a great sufferer for the last two years. He arrived in the colony with his only unmarried sister in the ship Buffalo on December 28, 1836. His first residence was at Buffalo-row, which he helped to build. It was situated somewhere near where the powder magazine stands now. While living at Buffalo-row he burnt the first kiln of lime that was made in the colony. It was situated near the West-terrace Cemetery. Five years after he landed he married, and went to Glenelg to live, where he carried on business as a farmer and wheelwright combined. A pair of wheels he made while living there are still in use, although they are about 44 years old. While he was at Glenelg the gold fever broke out and he caught the malady, and with a lot more he started overland to Bendigo with two bullocks, a dray, and one horse. He did not prosper there so he sold his belongings and returned by the ship Phantom. He again took to farming and general work. After 13 years he left the Bay, and came to the Meadows with his wife and family. In February, 1860, he purchased 400 acres of land and settled down. The deceased had a hard struggle to maintain his family. He was 76 years of age, and leaves a wife and large family. There were 17 children, of which nine girls and four boys are still living, all being married except one, and being scattered through the colonies. There are 51 grand children living and 17 great-grandchildren.
South Australian Colonist Saturday 27 April 1895 page 9
HAY, William 1817 - 18 September 1896
Occupation of Farmer Resided Meadows, Millicent and Bordertown Buried Bordertown, SA
HENDERSON, Agnes; probably
HENNY, James (crew)
HEWETT, Henry Grigg 1816 - Died 16 January 1850 at North Adelaide, SA
Son of Henry and Frances Matilda Eliz HEWETT nee BACCHUS Occupation of Stonemason, Storekeeper Clerk in the Adelaide Police Court until he died in 1850 Resided North Adelaide, SA
A certificate of conformity will be granted to Henry GriggHewett, of North Adelaide, clerk, on Thursday, 25th March next, unless due cause be shown to the contrary.
South Australian Register Saturday 06 March 1847 page 3
Insolvent in April 1847
DIED. At his residence, North Adelaide, yesterday morning, the 16th inst., at five o'clock, of consumption, and after much painful suffering, Henry Greig Hewett, who for a long period previous to his illness acted as a clerk in the Police Office. The deceased was a member of the Hope Lodge of Oddfellows, the members of which bore the greatest esteem for him, and the announcement of his demise has excited amongst them, as well as many private friends, the utmost regret. The deceased has left a wife and young family.
The South Australian Register Thursday 17 January 1850 page 2
HILL, John (crew) 03 June 1808 Cheshuntm HRT, England - 02 April 1885 at Kapunda, SA
SLSA B 6859
Son of William and Mary HILL Occupation of Bosun, Thatcher, Shepherd and Carter Resided Hindmarsh, Woodville and Kapunda
THE BOATSWAIN OF THE BUFFALO, TO THE EDITOR. Sir— On December 28 last the forty-sixth anniversary of this province was celebrated at Glenelg, when an unusually large gathering of holiday-seekers assembled. Amongst other visitors was one of whom, with your permission, I purpose saying a few words through the medium of your paper. An old man named John Hill, inthe dress of a man of war'sman of more than a quarter of a century ago, was introduced to the members of the committee at the end of the Glenelg Jetty. This man, whose age is new 75 years, was the boatswain of His then Majesty King William the Fourth's ship Buffalo, which arrived here and anchored in Holdfast Bay on December 25, 1836, with Governor Hindmarsh on board. Hill landed with the first party, and on the 28th of the same month, by order of the Governor, hoisted with his own hands the British Ensign on the old gumtree at Glenelg when this province was proclaimed a British colony. On the same day Hill fired a salute from the two old guns from theBuffalo now lying on these a wall. At this time he had been twelve years inthe navy, and three years' more service would have entitled him to a life pension. He was ordered to remain on shore, assisted in building the first Government House, and himself put the thatch roof upon it, being the only man of the party who knew how to thatch. Governor Hindmarsh returned to England after remaining here for about a year, and Hill was left behind, and has remained inthe colony ever since. He visited Glenelg on the day the province attained its twenty-first year, and again hoisted the ensign on the old gumtree, and then identified the particular tree which has since been preserved as the first landmark of the early settlers. I am informed Hill bears an excellent character, but has net been fortunate enough to secure a competence for himself in his declining years, and now at the extreme age of seventy five he is without means of bis own, and is entirely dependent for support upon his relations and friends. The old man, whose intellect is still bright and memory perfect, himself told me the few fasts I have briefly narrated, and added if God spares him for another year he will come to Glenelg on the next 28th December. Seeing the many thousands of colonists who annually visit Glenelg to commemorate the foundation of this province, it occurred to me that something ought to be done for Hill to enable him during the few years he probably has to live to enjoy immunity from dependence upon others for the necessaries of life which he now so keenly feels. I shall be glad, Mr. Editor, it you can see your way to take this matter up, and that your so doing may lead to the Government granting some Email pension to Hill for the rest of his life, which, under the circumstances, I believe would be done if represented in the proper quarter. If, however, the Government, when requested, decline to assist Hill, the matter ought to be taken in hand by the colonists. I for one will willingly contribute towards a fund for such a purpose. I believe very few indeed now remain of those who arrived inthe old Buffalo ; in fact I only know of one other besides Hill, namely, Mr. H. T. Morris, of Anlaby, who I know heartily sympathizes with me inthe object of this letter. I am, Sir, &c, W. F. STOCK. 1 Florence House, Glenelg, January 1.
South Australian Register Tuesday 02 January 1883 page 5
John Hill, who was boatswain of H.M.S. Buffalo when she arrived at Holdfast Bay in 1836, and who hoisted the British flag at Glenelg on December 28 of that year, when the colony was proclaimed, died on Thursday, at Kapunda, aged 77 years.
The Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle Monday 06 April 1885 page 3
HILL, Mrs Robert Keate nee Fidelia T S
HILL, William John
HINDMARSH, Ann (sister of John)
HINDMARSH, Captain John, Susannah Wilson EDMEADES, Susan(nah), Jane, Mary, John
HINDMARSH, Captain John August 1782 Chatham, Kent, England - 29 July 1860 at Hove, Essex, England
Son of John and Mary HINDMARSH fmly ROXBURGH
On December 28, 1836, Capt. John Hindmarsh landed at Glenelg, where the British flag was unfurled and South Australia proclaimed a British province. The Governor brought out his carriage, the only one in the colony. Mrs. Hindmarsh brought out her piano, which had to be floated ashore.
Captain Hindmarsh held the office of South Australian Governor from 28th December 1836 till 13 August 1838
DEATH OF SIRJOHN HINDMARSH. The following obituary notice of SirJohn Hindmarsh, first Governor of South Australia, who died July 29, at the advanced age of 78 years, is taken from the Army and Navy Gazette of August 11 :--
"We regret to announce the death of Sir John Hindmash, which occurred in London a few days since. SirJohn entered the navy in 1793. He served in the Bellerophon in Lord Howe's action, June 1, 1794 ; in Cornwallis's retreat, and at the battle of the Nile. For his conduct in this latter action, when in temporary command of the Bellerophon, he received the public thanks of Lord Nelson, and was presented with a sword by the officers of his own ship. He served under Sir James Saumarez in the battle of Algesiras and the Straits of Gibraltar, and a lieutenant at Trafalgar. He also served under Lord Cochrane at the Basque Roads, Flushing, and the capture of the West India Islands. He was the first Governor of the colony of South Australia, and was Governor of Heligoland from 1840 to 1856. He had received a medal and seven clasps, and at the time of his death attained the rank of Rear-Admiral." The following additional particulars respecting the late veteran's heroic conduct at the battle of the Nile are extracted from the first number of the South Australian Register, published in London, June 18, 1836, being a portion of the report of a speech delivered by Colonel Torrens, at a public dinner given to SirJohn (then Captain) Hindmarsh, previous to his departure for South Australia :— "At the battle of the Nile, Captain Hindmarsh was a midshipman on board the Bellerophon, and so destructive was the fire of the enemy that for some time he was the only officer left upon the quarter-deck. He received a wound in the head which deprived him of the sight of one eye, but he did not quit his post. The enemy's ship, L'Orient, caught fire ; the flames threatened to communicate to the Bellerophon. How did Captain Hindmarsh conduct himself on this trying occasion? Being the only officer upon deck, the young midshipman ordered the topsail to be set and the cable to be cut, and thus saved the ship from destruction. He had his proud reward ; Nelson himself thanked the young hero before the assembled officers and crew. These thanks Nelson repeated on the deck of the Victory, when he presented Captain Hindmarsh with his lieutenant's commission." Captain Hindmarsh sailed from England in H.M.S. Buffalo, 480 tons, which entered the harbour of Port Lincoln December 24, 1836, where the barque Cygnet was then lying waiting His Excellency's arrival ; Colonel Light having in the meantime ascertained that the most desirable locality for the metropolis would be on the eastern shores of Gulf St. Vincent. The Buffalo, in company with the Cygnet, then sailed direct for Holdfast Bay, where His Excellency and suite were landed on the morning f the 28th. On the same day His Excellency formally proclaimed the province, the several officers of the Government were sworn in, and His Excellency's commission was read to about 200 of the early settlers. The locality was named "Glenelg ;" the British flag being displayed under a royal salute, the marines firing a feu de joie, and the Buffalo saluting the Governor with 15 guns. His Excellency remained nearly two years in the colony and was succeeded in the administration of the Government by Colonel Gawler, who arrived October 12, 1838. In 1851 Her Majesty conferred upon Captain Hindmarsh the honour of knighthood.
South Australian Register Friday 12 October 1860 page 2
Read his biography here at : http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hindmarsh-sir-john-1315
HINDMARSH, Susannah Wilson nee EDMEADES Died 02 April 1859
SLSA B 7010
Daughter of Henry Dickson EDMEADES Departed for England 1841 aboard the 'Dorset'
HINDMARSH, Suzanne (Susan) Died 24 August 1882 Married John ELLIS Pastoralist of Pt. Gawler, who died 22 March 1873 in London, England
HINDMARSH, Jane 1814 - 08 May 1874 Married Alfred Miller MUNDY Mr. AlfredMillerMundy, who was Colonial Secretary to Governor Grey, who was godfather to his first son born in this colony. Married by Dean Farrell at Trinity-Church. Mr. Mundy left the colony early in the forties, having come into the Shipley Estate, Derbyshire.
Evening Journal Wednesday 29 July 1896 page 3
HINDMARSH, Mary Died 27 December 1887 in England
Married George Milner STEPHEN
News has been received by the last mail of the death in England of Mrs. George Milner Stephen, youngest daughter of the late Sir John Hindmarsh, the first Governor of South Australia, and wife of Mr. George Milner Stephen, at one time Acting Governor of this colony. Mrs. Stephen was 70 years of age at the time of her death. South Australian Register, 22 February 1888, page 4
HINDMARSH, John 24 May 1820 - 04 August 1903 in Napier, New Zealand Occupation of Land Owner, Farmer, Barrister and Surveyor Resided Port Victor and Adelaide Departed for New Zealand 1855
HOWARD, Charles Beaumont, Grace Montgomery NEVILLE, Grace Montgomery, Barbara Isabella Mary
HOWARD, Charles Beaumont 1807 Dublin, Ireland - 19 July 1843 in Adelaide, SA
State Library of South Australia B 15801
First Minister of Trinity Church, Adelaide
The Rev. C. B. Howard brought out a church and parsonage in sections, which he set up where Trinity Church now stands.
Buried West Terrace Cemetery
When Mr. Howard stepped on shore from the 'Buffalo' on December 28, 1836, the site of the capital had been decided upon, but the actual survey of the city and the marking out of the acres did not commence until January 11, 1837. On the completion of this work, which took about two months, Mr. Howard entered Into possession of acre 9, on which Trinity Church now stands. It was selected, no doubt, because of its nearness to the encampment on the banks of the river, and also because it was a good corner site. The indenture of conveyance of this acre, and of 40 acres on the Magill road, to Trinity Church, by Pascoe St. Leger Grenfell, is dated August 25, 1836.
State Library of South Australian PRG 280 /1/43/612
The first church services were held near the Torrens under a ship sail, conveyed by Mr. Howard in a hand cart from the Old Port. Mr. Osmond Gilles, the Colonial Treasurer, assisted in drawing the load. Two wooden frame buildings, which had been brought out in the 'Buffalo,' were soon erected, and used as a temporary church and parsonage. During the building of the permanent church, services were held in the Court House in Currie-street. The erection of the stone structure involved Mr. Howard in great difficulties. He sank under them as the walls rose. Very soon the end came. Served with a writ for £1,000— money borrowed, to carry on the building, for which with another he was responsible— he died with the paper almost fluttering before his eyes. Thus passed in 1843, at the early age of 36, the first Colonial Chaplain. A tablet in Trinity chancel is a fitting memorial.
Chronicle Thursday 19 December 1929 page 66
HOWARD, Grace Montgomery nee NEVILLE 1811 - 20 July 1870 at North Adelaide, SA
State Library of South Australia B 12212
Married James FARRELL after the death of her husband Buried West Terrace Cemetery location unknown
In 1837 GraceMontgomeryHoward came to Adelaide to share the trials and privations of early colonial life with her husband, the Rev. C. B. Howard, first Colonial Chaplain their GraceMontgomeryHoward, and she The eldest of her five daughters who married the revered Dean Marryat, long associated with Christchurch, North Adelaide. Mrs. Marryat, in her turn, bestowed the name of Grace on her eldest daughter, who married the Rev. Herbert Hughes, who had a living in the New Forest. All the three Graces are dead. The first Grace and her second husband, Dean Farrell, are commemorated in one of the beautiful Barr Smith windows in the Cathedral. When the first Grace became a widow, she and her daughters were allowed to live in St. John's wooden parsonage on East terrace. One night a fire broke out, after the ladies had retired for the night and they escaped with little else but their lives. Mrs. Howard was married to Dean Farrell in St. Mary's, South road There was no other Anglican clergyman in South Australia, and as the Dean could not very well marry himself to himself,. the Rev. Robert Haining, first Presbyterian minister, was called in to tie the knot.
Observer Saturday 13 November 1926 page 50
HOWARD, Grace Montgomery 02 December 1833 -
SLSA B 25300
Married Charles MARRYAT 103-Year-Old Diaries For Archives Twelve diaries kept by GraceMontgomery Howard, the elder daughter of the first Colonial Chaplain (Rev. C. B. Howard) in South Australia, were recently given o the SA Archives. Miss Howard married the Rev. Charles Marryat. The diaries begin on September 1, 1847, and continue until November 10, 1868. The writer describes the 'genteel social life between the late 1840's and he end of 1868. Most entries concern the giving and receiving of hospitality, also several references to feminine recreations such as horse-riding, archery and sea-bathing together with occasional interesting notes on the characteristics of some of the well-known people of her time. The series also include a journal kept during a voyage from England to Australia in the 'Lincolnshire' in 1866. An accompanying gift comprises four diaries kept by the Rev. Charles Marryat, later Dean of Adelaide, 1854-66. These recall the daily activities of a prominent Anglican Clergyman engaged in the arduous work of assisting in its building up of a colonial diocese. The gifts are from Mr. S. Marryat Hughes, North Adelaide, and may be seen by in vested members of the public.
On Sunday morning a memorial font was dedicated in Christ Church, North Adelaide, to the memory of the late Mrs. Marryat, wife of the late Dean Marryat. Mrs. Marryat's maiden name was Grace Montgomery Howard. She was a daughter of the Rev. C. B. Howard, first Colonial Chaplain. Mr. Howard and his wife lived in a wooden parsonage that was brought out in sections from England. He was then incumbent of Trinity Church, and there were four daughters in the family, Mrs. Marryat being, the third. Mr. Howard died when only in his thirty-third year, and his -widow married the Rev. James Farrell, who became rector of Trinity Church, and was subsequently made a dean. He engaged as his curate the Rev. Charles Marryat, a nephew of Bishop Short. When the Rev. Mr. Marryat and Miss Howard married they went to St. Paul's at Port Adelaide. On the death of Archdeacon Woodcock they moved to Christ Church, with which parish they remained connected until Dean Marryat's death. In 1903 the Dean and Mrs. Marryat celebrated their golden wedding, and also the jubilee of his ordination. Besides the font in memory of the wife, Christ Church also has a beautiful stained-glass window in honour of the husband.
The Register Monday 11 May 1914 page 8
HOWARD, Barbara Isabella Mary 1835 - 21 September 1866 at Mitcham, SA Married John WILLIAMS Died aged 31 years Resided at Mitcham, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 23 W 8
WILLIAMS. —On the 21st September, at Springfield, near Mitcham, Isabel, the beloved wife of John Williams, Esq., second daughter of the late Rev. Charles B. Howard.
On Monday afternoon the remains of Mrs. John Williams were interred in the West-terrace Cemetery in presence of a large assemblage of people, amongst whom were many of our leading colonists. The Rev. C. Marryat officiated at Trinity Church, whither the funeral cortege first proceeded, and the Very Rev. the Dean conducted the service at the grave. Mrs. Williams was the second daughter of the late Rev. C. B. Howard, and wifeofJohnWilliams, Esq., M.P., for Flinders. Her decease is deeply lamented by a large circle of friends.
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 26 September 1866 page 2
HUGHES, George (crew)
HUMBY, Samuel (crew)
SUBSCRIPTIONS received in aid of the WIDOW AND FAMILY of the late Mr. SAMUELHUMBY, by the Rev. R. Chapman and Mr. R. G. Yeomans, 24th July, 1854 in NSW
HUTCHINSON, Young Bingham 14 August 1806 at Richmond, Surrey, England - 03 August 1870 at Hindmarsh Valley, SA
State Library of South Australian B 11177
Son of Andrew and Anne HUTCHINSON nee PARKER Occupation of Farmer, Grazier and Naval Officer Resided Adelaide and Hindmarsh Valley Buried Port Elliot, SA
HUTCHINSON.—On the 3rd August, at Beaudesert, Hindmarsh Valley, aged 64, Young BinghamHutchinson, son of Dr. Hutchinson, of Sidmouth, Devonshire, and grandson of Admiral Sir William Parker.
South Australian Register Saturday 13 August 1870 page 8
Mr. Young Bingham Hutchinson died suddenly in a fit last night at Hindmarsh Valley. Adelaide Observer Saturday 06 August 1870 page 2
Arrived in South Australia in 1836, and was present at the inauguration of the colony. Died at Hindmarsh Valley, August 3, 1870. He was a gentleman of independent means, and one of the first created a Justice of the Peace. He also held the office of Emigration Agent from September 1837 to February 1838. He was present at the proclamation of Queen Victoria in England, and took part in the celebration here of the first proclamation of South Australia, besides being actively engaged in the early affairs of the colony generally. He purchased at the first land sales several town lots and country sections, and after leaving the colony for about twenty years returned to Adelaide and took up his residence on his property at Hindmarsh Valley. He was the first to make the ascent of Mount Lofty, which he did on July 6, 1837. In his early life he was an officer in the navy. Mr. Hutchinson was a man of no mean classical and literary attainments and a most voluminous contributor to the Press. He was a lineal descendant of Colonel Hutchinson, the well-known follower of Cromwell. Under a rough exterior he had a warm heart, and many settlers in the district in which he resided received from him substantial aid in a time of emergency, when much needed.
Notable South Australians by George E Loyau
THE LATE Y. B. HUTCHINSON.—The subjoined paragraph, sent by our Port Elliot correspondent, narrates the circumstances attending the death of this old colonist, and has some other particulars supplementary to our previous notice. He writes—" This district has just sustained a very heavy loss in the sudden death of Mr. YoungBingham Hutchinson, of Beaudesert, Hindmarsh Valley, which event took place at his residence about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3. The deceased had been enjoying his usual excellent health, and during the afternoon was in one of his paddocks getting his horses together. After tea he said to Mrs. Hutchinson that he felt very unwell, laid his head on the table, and after that tried to rise, but found he could not; he then lay back in his chair. Mrs. Hutchinson became alarmed, and sent off the servant man to Port Victor for Dr. Motherall; but the messenger had only gone a few minutes when Mr. Hutchinson expired. On the doctor's arrival he found that death had resulted from a fit of apoplexy. The deceased was one of the earliest settlers in the colony. For several years he has resided on his estate at Hindmarsh Valley, in which neighbourhood he was much respected. Under a somewhat rough exterior he carried a kind heart, and many settlers in the district sought and readily obtained seasonable help in times of emergency. He was a kind and considerate landlord, and will be much missed by the settlers generally."
Evening Journal Saturday 06 August 1870 page 3
JACKSON, James (surgeon), James (crew, asst surgeon)
SELLING LANDS FOR RATES. TO THE EDITOR. CHARLES BANBURY. November 1st, 1864. Sir—In your report of the proceedings of the Supreme Court I observe an application was made by the City Solicitor to sell part of Town Acre 632, This was, with Acres 633 and 1,020, the property of Mr. JamesJackson, an officer who sailed in the ill-fated Buffalo, which, after leaving Adelaide in the year 1837, has not since been heard of, and no doubt mi wrecked and all hands perished. His father, the heir-at-law, is a gentleman connected with the Manchester trade, and was introduced to the brother of the late Mayor of Adelaide (Mr. Thomas English) when in Liverpool some few years since.
JACOBS, Henry (crew)
JAMES, Daniel Edward (crew)
JERRON, William (crew)
SLSA B 15998/1
Knox & Hargrave has a rich history closely tied to the history of the State of South Australia. The first member of the firm was Henry Jickling who arrivedinthe HMS Buffalo,the ship that brought Governor Hindmarsh to Holdfast Bay to proclaim the new Provence of South Australia on 28th December 1838. Jickling became the first Notary Public.
Mr. Jickling. - Among the passengers per Irene to London is Mr. Jickling, one of the very oldest of South Australian colonists. Mr. Jickling arrivedin theBuffalo with (Governor Hindmarsh, in December, 1836, just 25 years ago, and, with the exception of a short visit to Tasmania, he has remained in this colony over since. After the death of Mr Jeffcott, Mr. Jickling filled the office of Judge for about twelve months, until the late Chief Justice Sir Charles Cooper arrived, after which he practised for some time at the bar, and was subsequently appointed Master of the Supreme Court, which office he held until a recent period. On his retirement from the public service, be received the usual retiring allowance of one month's pay for every year of service, which in his case amounted to rather over £450--no large amount to retire upon after twenty- four years inthe public service. Mr. Jickling is a gentleman of very quiet habits, but enjoys the respect of all who know him. We are sure we shall only be giving expression to the general feeling when we heartily wish him a pleasant voyage, and happiness and prosperity wherever the remainder of his life may be spent.
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 19 December 1861 page 3
JOHNSTON, James (crew)
JONES, George (Thomas Elias) (crew)
JORDAN / JOURDAN, William Daniel (crew)
KENNEDY, Alexander (crew)
KING, Henry (marine)
KNIGHT, James (crew)
LANGLEY, Warwick 26 March 1898 at Orlingbury, North England - 28 November 1878 at Cudlee Creek, SA
Son of John and Elizabeth LANGLEY nee WARWICK Occupation of Farmer Resided Cudlee Creek, Chain of Ponds and Rose Park
DEATH OF MR. LANGLEY.-- A correspondent sends us the following:—"On the 28th of November last Mr. WarwickLangley, of Holland Creek, near Millbrook, died suddenly, and as he was a very old colonist a word or two respecting him may not be out of place. He arrived in the colony with Governor Hindmarsh in the ship Buffalo, and was therefore a colonist of forty-two years' standing. He was a member of the Bible Christian Church, quiet and unassuming in his manners. He leaves a widow and fourteen children."
Evening Journal Friday 20 December 1878 page 2
LAVELL, William (crew)
LEE / LEIGH, (Philip?)
LINDSAY, Arthur Fydell 1817 - 10 May 1895 at Victor Harbor, SA
SLSA B 27896
Son of John and Mary LINDSAY nee FYDELL Occupation of Pastoralis, Magistrate, Surveyor and Member of Parliament Resided Victor Harbor, Hindmarsh Valley and Hindmarsh Island
Arthur Fydell Lindsay, arrived in South Australia on board the Buffalo' in 1836 and set up home in Hindmarsh Valley. He died in 1895. 'He was the first Justice of Peace in the district and the first member of Parliament for Encounter Bay,' says Mrs. Zilm. 'He was so dedicated to his unpaid Government tasks, he walked to Adelaide to attend Parliamentary sessions. 'Later because he was the only man in the Hindmarsh Valley District who owned a horse and buggy he rode into Port Elliot to collect mail, shopping and undertake business deals for other farmers in the district. Mrs. Zilm said everybody looked up to him and he was highly respected in the community. One of the largest funerals in Victor Harbor was held for him.
Victor Harbor Times Wednesday 14 April 1982 page 6
THE LATE MR. A. F. LINDSAY. We regret to announce the death at the age of seventy-eight of Mr. Arthur Fydell Lindsay, who died on Friday, May 10, at the residence of hie daughter, North Adelaide. Of the 174 passengers who arrived with Governor Hindmarsh in H.M.S. Buffalo on December 28, 1836, Mr. Lindsay was one of the few last survivors. He was an engineer and surveyor by profession, and laid out the town of Hindmarsh in July, 1888. Mr. W. Holden, who was Secretary and Trustee for the town, relates that he had been in Adelaide about only ten minutes when he heard that a meeting was then to be held at Black's Hotel because Governor Hindmarsh had been offered on behalf of a brickmaking Company 1,000 guineas for hie section called Hindmarsh. At the meeting Mr. Chapman presided, and it was agreed to purchase the section and divide it into lOO one-acre lots at lO guineas each, no man to take more than one lot. Before the meeting closed 120 lots were applied for, and then it was agreed to divide it into half-acre lots, 34 acres being appropriated to squares and streets. It was decided that Mr. Lindsay should be the Surveyor, and Lindsay's Circus, in the middle of the town, was called after him. At an early stage in his career Mr. Lindsay took an active part in public affairs, for we find him entering a protest against the appointment of a Surveyor-General. He acquired landed interests in the South, and when responsible government was granted to the colony be was elected as one of the first members for Encounter Bay in the first Parliament in 1857. He continued to represent that district till 1860, and then be dropped out of politics for ten years. From 1870 to 1878 he again represented the same constituency, and of late years he had appeared more or leas frequently in the open column of the Press on a variety of subjects. He was for some years a colleague of Mr. (now Judge) Boucaut, who paid him a special compliment when announcing the now historical broad and comprehensive policy. Mr. Lindsay was most persistent in bis advocacy of cheap railways. Most of bis action in Parliament was directed to criticism of the methods of railway construction adopted in the colony and to endeavour to cheapen the cost of the lines, his favourite illustration being the Festiniog railway in Wales. His condemnation of the break of gauge was vehement and unceasing. He also took a keen interest in the Real Property Act. He was in the strictest sense of the term an independent member. In his utterances he was extremely emphatic, his adjectives being of a particularly vigorous character. Altogether he was a cultured and well-informed gentleman, and his death will be regretted by a large circle of friends. He married a daughter of the late Captain Leeworthy. At the last election a eon of Mr. Lindsay was a candidate for Encounter Bay. On Friday night our Port Victor correspondent telegraphed :—" Great regret is felt at the death of Mr. Lindsay. He took a deep interest in local matters. He was Chairman of the School Board of Advice for many years, and will be much missed in the district." The funeral of the late Mr. A. F. Lindsay took place at the cemetery overlooking Encounter Bay on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. T. Boyer officiating. Amongst those present at the grave were :—Mrs. A. F. Lindsay, Mr. A. R. F. Lindsay (son), Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Rose, Misses Lindsay (two daughters), Colonel Higgins (of Currency Cresk), Mr. A. Hay, Mr. G. J. Read, the members of the local District Council, Messrs. O. W. Colman, W. S. Reid, L. Y. Tite (members of the Board of Advice, of which the deceased gentleman had been Chairman since its initiation), T. Rodgers, P. Ferrier, and J. Hart, and numerous other residents. The late Mr. Lindsay was the oldest resident in the district. He was appointed a member of the first District Council of Encounter Bay, of which the Rev. B. Newland was Chairman, when it extended from the Finniss to Waitpinga, and subsequently be was for a time Chairman of that Council. Mr. Lindsay always took great interest in public affairs, and hie familiar figure will be much missed at Port Victor.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 May 1895 page 14
LOVEDER, Richard (crew)
MACK, Hugh (crew)
MALCOLM, William Oliver Died 18 August 1865 at Franklin Street, Adelaide
Died aged 50 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 32 W23
The late Mr. W. O. Malcolm.-- In our obituary on Saturday, the 19th, there appeared a brief notice of the death of Mr. William Oliver Malcolm, eldest son of Sir James Malcolm, of Milneholn, Dumfriesshire. Mr. Malcolm was a very old colonist, having arrived with Governor Hindmarsh in the Buffalo. He was the holder of some original land orders, and selected two preliminary sections at Magill. Of his town land he presented the site for a church to the United Presbyterians. For many years Mr. Malcolm resided with his friend. Mr. A. B. Murray, M. P., at Tungkillo, but removed to town, and died on the 18th, at Franklin-street after a fortnight's illness. The deceased was much respected by the survivors of the early colonials, and he leaves an only brother, Mr. Pulteney Malcolm, who is now in the Port Lincoln District. The deceased was buried in the Adelaide Cemetery on Saturday, the 19th. The funeral was private, only a few immediate friends attended it and the Rev. Mr. Lyall officiated at the grave.
South Australian Register Tuesday 22 August 1865 page 2
MARSHALL, James (crew); possibly
MEECH, Henry (crew)
MELVIN, Thomas (crew)
MEREDITH, John (crew)
MEW, Richard (marine)
MIDDLETON, Joseph, Elizabeth BRADSHAW, Thomas, James, Lucy, William
MIDDLETON, Joseph 1802 at Holanderry, North England - 18 June 1860
Occupation of Farmer and Orchardist Resided Clarendon and Cherry Gardens Buried Cherry Gardens, SA
JosephMiddleton, with his wife and family, came out with Governor Hindmarsh in the Buffalo. Some years ago one of the daughters told me how, when the Proclamation was being read, her mother sat on a box near the Gumtree and wept. To the west there was the restless ocean, murmuring and sobbing, with the Buffalo, the last tangible link that bound her to the land of her father, riding at anchor; to the north and south were sandhills, glistening in the fierce rays of the summer's sun; eastward there were plains, covered with dry grass and sombre gums. Amid such strange surroundings in the empty and unknown land, is it any wonder that the young English mother, fresh from the dear old country, sat down and wept? When she left Holdfast Bay. with her children, to walk through the scrub to the banks of the Torrens, she collapsed by the way. Her eldest boy was temporarily blind with ophthalmia, and was led by his brother, 12 years of age. Another, 10 years of age, was carrying a little two-year-old on his back; the daughter keeping her mother company. Some gentlemen, in a conveyance drawn by sailors, took pity upon her, and gave her a seat, the children making their way to Adelaide along the track as best they could. I quote these experiences as illustrations of what the pioneer fathers and mothers had to endure. It was in Joseph Middleton's hut, on the banks of the Torrens, that some of the pioneer Methodist services were held.
The Register Saturday 23 February 1924 page 6
MIDDLETON, Elizabeth nee BRADSHAW 1805 at Holanderry, North England - 01 November 1863 at Cherry Gardens, SA
Mrs. Middleton, a colonistof fifty-six years, died yesterday. She arrived in the colony in the ship Buffalo in 1836, The deceased was very energetic up to the end of last week, whom she took a fit while carrying water. She lingered a few days, but passed quietly away yesterday. Dr. Elliott attended the deceased lady. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Middleton.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 February 1893 page 37
MIDDLETON, Thomas 1825 - died after 1895 Occupation of Shepherd Resided Port Pirie, SA
MIDDLETON, Lucy 21 October 1833 at Wellinborough, North England - 17 August 1905 at Cherry Gardens, SA
State Library of South of Australian B 16960
GOLDEN WEDDING. BOOTHEY—MIDDLETON.—On Christmas Day, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boothey celebrated their Golden Wedding. Mr. Boothey arrived in the Diadem in 1840. Mrs. Boothey (then Lucy Middleton) arrived in the Buffalo in December, 1836. They were married at Cherry Garden's on Christmas Day, 1843, by the Rev. D. J. Draper, Wesleyan minister. They have 11 children, 37 grand-children and 2 great-grandchildren living.
The Express and Telegraph Saturday 06 January 1900 page 4
BOOTHEY. -On the 17th August, of cancer, Lucy Boothey, aged 73 years, beloved wife of Joseph Boothey, of Hackham. Born at Hollanbury, Northamptonshire and arrived in S.A. by the Buffalo December 28, 1836. She leaves 10 children, 47 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren to mourn their loss.
The Advertiser Saturday 09 September 1905 page 6
MIDDLETON, William 1838 -
MONCK, John Luke 1814 - 18 June 1880 at Adelaide SA
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth MONCK nee IVIMEY Occupation of Parish Clerk, Councillor Resided at Glenelg and Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 22 W 8
MONCK.—On the 18th June, at his residence, Gouger-street, John Monck, aged 66 years. A colonist of 44 years; arrived in the colony in H.M.S. Buffalo,1836.
Evening Journal Saturday 19 June 1880 page 2
The ranks of the "old colonists"are rapidly thinning. Mr. JohnMonck, who arrived here in H M.S. Buffalo in 1836, died on Friday, June 18, at the age of sixty-six years. He was well known among Freemasons, and at the time of his death he held the office of district grand tyler under the English Constitution, and was tyler of all the lodges of the English and scotch Constitutions meeting in this city. He was also a Knight Templar and a Royal Arch Mason. His remains were interred in the West-terrace Cemetery on Sunday, and were followed to their last resting-place, in addition to many of his private friends, by over 200 members of the craft, including representatives of the district Grand Lodges and Royal Arch Chapter. A number of members of the Adelaide Lodge of Oddfellows, M.U., of which deceased was a member also joined in the cortege. At the grave the Church of England burial service was read by the Rev. James Pollitt and the Masonic service by the Rev. W. H. Mudie, chaplain of the Lodge of Friendship.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 22 June 1880 page 3
MOON, Charles (crew)
MOORE, William, Ann (wife), Jane
MORRIS, Henry Thomas 21 November 1823 at Gravesend, England - 20 October 1911 at Kapunda, SA
Son of Thomas and Rebecca MORRIS nee EDMEADES Occupation of Grazier and Sheep Inspector Resided Adelaide, Encounter Bay and Guichen Bay
An old pioneer, Henry T, Morris, has died at Kapunda at the age of 88. He arived intheBuffalo in 1836.
The Kangaroo Island Courier Saturday 21 October 1911 page 4
That genial old pioneer Mr. H. T. Morris, who arrivedin the Buffalo 70 years ago, reached the age of 85 on Sunday last. On Tuesday evening about 20 of his old friends at Kapunda drove out lo Oak Lodge to spend the evening, and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Mr. C.J.Coles at supper took the opportunity to propose the veteran's health. Mr. Coles mentioned what wonderful vitality Mr. Morris possessed, and what a fund of reminiscences he had at command. Messrs. Andrew. Thomson, H. A. Holthouse, and H. Jackson also spoke. Mr. Morris was much affected, and mentioned that he had attend ed a social only the evening before in Kapunda. Several souvenirs of the occasion were given to Mr. Morris, and interesting photographs were taken.
The Register Thursday 30 November 1905 page 4
MORRISON, Charles Baker Died 29 September 1889 at Alma Plains, SA
Our Alma correspondent informs us of the death of Mr. CharlesBakerMorrison, of Alma Plains, one of the pioneers of the colony, which occurred on Sunday, September 29, at the age of 75 years. Mr, Morrison arrived in the ship Buffalo in 1836, and served in the first Police Force, with which Inspector Tolmer was connected. He married in 1846, and then revisited England, returning two years later, when he took up his residence at the Burra. In 1859 he removed with his family to Alma Plains, where he resided till his death, being for the greater part of the time engaged in agricultural pursuits. From an accident which befell him while at the Burra he suffered much in his later years, and this was ultimately the cause of his death. He was a respected colonist, and leaves a large grown-up family located in various parts of the colony.
The Chronicle Saturday 12 October 1889 page 11
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. — Mr. CharlesBakerMorrison, whose death was recently announced, was one of the pioneers of the colony. He came out to South Australia in 1838 In the ship Buffalo, and served in the first police force. He married, went to England, and returning, resided at Mitcham, and afterwards at the Burra, and subsequently at Alma Plains, where he died. Mr. Morrison was one of the survey party that laid out the City of Adelaide. He also formed one of the escort party to Victoria under Mr. Tolmer, and was with that officer when he visited Kangaroo island to apprehend bushrangers. Morrison Point is called after the subject of this notice, who was seventy-five years of age at the time of his death. He has left a large family living in various parts of the colony.
Evening Journal Thursday 10 October 1889 page 3
MOUNTAIN, James (marine)
MURPHY, Thomas (crew)
NAPPER, Joseph (crew)
NEILL, William (crew, x2)
NICHOLLS / NICHOLSON, Thomas, Mary Ann RICHARDS
Married at sea aboard the Buffalo 28 July 1836 pursuant to an order from Captain Hindmarsh to the Rev. C.B. Howard.
NORRIS, Mary Ann nee WILDEN Died 18 February 1910 at New Glenelg, SA
NORRIS.—On the 18th February, at New Glenelg, Mary Ann Norris (nee Wilden). Arrived in the Buffalo,1836. Leaving four sons, five daughters, 38 grandchildren, and 20 great- grandchildren to mourn their loss. At rest.
Chronicle Saturday 26 February 1910 page 33
NORRIS, Thomas, Betty (wife)
OAKLEY, Josiah, Sarah nee PAGE, Samuel, Thomas, Mary, William, Josiah, John Page, James, Susannah Elizabeth
OAKLEY, Josiah 1795 - 27 July 1876 at Kangarilla, SA
Son of William and Elizabeth OAKLEY nee BROUGHTON Had been married in England to Jane who died 24 September 1827 in Orlingbury, North England and produced 5 children Married his second wife Sarah nee PAGE 11 September 1931 at Orlinbury, North England Arrivedin the Buffalo on its first voyage with immigrants for South Australia in 1836. Occupation of Farmer and Hotelier In 1839 was licencee of 'The Oakley Arms' Gilles Street, Adelaide Resided Adelaide and Kangarilla They settled on the land at Eyre's Flat, Kangarilla. In those days there was no church in the vicinity, and Mr. Oakley provided a building where divine services were conducted for some time.
Chronicle Thursday 26 April 1934 page 16
OAKLEY.—On July 27th, at his residence, Kangarilla, Josiah Oakley, aged 88 years. Arrived in the ship Buffalo in the year 1836. He leaves two sons and two daughters and a large number of grandchildren to lament their loss.
South Australian Advertiser Monday 14 August 1876 page 4
OAKLEY, Sarah nee PAGE 02 February 1808 at Orlingbury, North England - 04 July 1839 in Adelaide, SA
Daughter of Samuel and Ann nee PAGE
OAKLEY, Samuel 1718 - 20 June 1866
OAKLEY.—On the 20th June, from the effects of a fall from his horse, followed by low fever, Mr. SamuelOakley, of Eyre's Flat, aged 52 years, leaving a widow and 10 children to deplore their loss, and deeply regretted by all who knew him.
The Adelaide Express Saturday 23 June 1866 page 2
We have lately sustained the loss of one of our oldest colonists by death, Mr. Samuel Oakley, of Kangarilla, who was about a fortnight back thrown from his horse on his return from visiting his sick daughter at the Meadows. He was severely hurt about the head, but he proceeded home, and the next day took his wife back to his daughter's. Afterwards he became much worse, and gradually sunk. A large concourse of people followed his remains on Sunday last, 24th, to the Kangarilla Cemetery.
South Australian Register Tuesday 03 July 1866 page 3
OAKLEY, Thomas 1819 - 01 December 1880 near Milang, SA
OAKLEY.—On the 1st December, at near Milang, ThomasOakley, of Blackfellow's Creek. An old colonist.
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 16 December 1880 page 4
Mr. Thomas Oakley, a well-known resident of Milang, died suddenly last night. the police are instituting enquiries, but an inquest will probably be unnecessary
Buried Milang Cemetery
OAKLEY, Mary 1822 - 03 January 1887 at Adelaide, SA Married William Henry RUSH 14 October 1844 in Adelaide, SA He was a Labourer, Saddler and Storekeeper and they resided at Morphett Vale and Adelaide. Died aged 65 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 1 Site 102
RUSH.-- On the 3rd January, at her residence, Gilles-street east, after a painful illness, Mary, widow of the late WilliamHenryRush, aged 65 years. A colonist of 50 years.
South Australian Register Tuesday 04 January 1887 page 4
OAKLEY, William 1824 - 21 May 1918 at Knott's Hill, SA
Buried Clarendon and Kangarilla Cemetery
OAKLEY.—On the 21st. May, at his residence, Knott's Hill, William Oakley, aged 103 years and 2 months; an old colonist, arrived in the ship Buffalo, 1836. He left a family, of 11 children, 6 sons and 5 daughters, 43 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 18 June 1918 page 3
Another of those fine old pioneers, who arrived in South' Australia m the sailing vessel Buffalo, in 1838, and blazed the trail, has gone. Mr. William Oakley, sen., of Knotts Hill, near to Kangarilla, died recently. Mr. Oakley, who was born in March, 1817, at Little Harridon, in the County of Northampton, England, came to South Australia on the Buffalo with his parents, brothers, and sisters. The voyage occupied five months. In July, of 1915, Mr. Oakley gave en interview to a representative of The Register at his home, and he then traced the interesting history of bis career. The passengers by the Buffalo on arrival at Holdfast Bay, he said, did not disembark for some time. Col. Light and bis survey party being at Kangaroo Island. He remembered Col. Light and Governor Hindmarsh. He was not present at the proclamation of the colony, although his parents were; He used to accompany the sailors of the Buffalo in the boats to and from the shore. He laughed heartly when he said how he and others from the ship used to bring the baggage and stores in a handcart to what is now Adelaide. Later on bullocks were brought from New South Wales and Queensland. The Oakleys—with two other families named Middleton and Abbott—made their first camp o the banks of the Torrens, near where the Adelaide Gaol now stands. They built reed huts, and called it "Buffalo Row." —First Hotel in South Australia.-- Almost the first work Mr. Oakley did was for a Mr. Fisher, who was surveying land from Brownhill Creek o Black Hill. The Adelaide Plains were then covered with scrub, and he had many exciting adventures with the blacks. His father afterwards opened the first hotel in South Australia in a tent. The family lived in another canvas mansion. The "hotel" was situated in what is now Gilles street. Leaving the survey party, Mr. Oakley spent some years in minding sheep at Eyre's Flat —known as Kangarilla. At the age of 33 he married. The wedding party travelled from Eyre's Flat to Adelaide, more than 20 miles, in the usual carriage of those days—a dray drawn by two bullocks Mr. and Mrs. Oakley were married at St. John's Church in 1850. Previously Mr. Oakley had journeyed to the--Victorian void diggings, taking a bullock team laden with stores, and on his second trip subsequently he was successful, and related how on one occasion he sent his wife four pounds weight of nuggets. On the third visit to Victoria his wife and infant daughter accompanied him, and at Bendigo his eldest son was born. The family returned to South Australia, and Mr. Oakley took up land at Knott's Hill, then known as Hamilton's Creek. " When asked if the early farmers suffered failures of their crops, he cleverly evaded the question, and replied that the crops were heavier then because the land was properly tilled. Eighteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Oakley celebrated their golden wedding. The wife died three years later. --Wonderful Activity.-- Mr. Oakley possessed remarkable energy. During the 1915 elections he walked three miles to Kangarilla to record his vote for the Hon. A. H. Peake. At the time Mr. Oakley remarked, " . . and the man I voted for won, and I wouldn't have missed voting for anything" In his younger days deceased was a fine horse man. He spent the sunset of his life mostly reading, and was greatly interested in political matters. He had a family of 11 children—Messrs. William (Seaview), Joseph (Second Valley), James, George, Thomas, and Harry (Knott's Hill), and, Mesdames Peirce (Benalla, Victoria), G., Rayner (Seavieft), T. Barnett, and the Misses E. and L. Oakley (Knott's Hill). There are 43 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 22 June 1918 page 19
PIONEER'S DEATH MR WILLIAM OAKLEY Another Pioneer (Mr. William Oakley) died at Prospect Hill South on May 21. He arrived in South Australia in the Buffalo in 1836 at the age of 20 years, and therefore was over 100 at the time of his death. With the Exception of a few years spent at the Ballarat Goldfields he resided at Knotts Hill ever since he arrived in the State. He has a large family (six sons and five daughters), all of whom are still living. There are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. The Old Gentleman retained his faculties to the last, and could relate with pride many of the hardships and difficulties of the early days. His death takes one more name of the list of the few remaining Buffalo Passengers.
Daily Herald Thursday 23 May 1918 page 4
OAKLEY, Josiah 1826 - 16 April 1857 at Bull Creek, SA
Occupation of Farmer Resided at Bull Creek, SA
OAKLEY, John Page 1829 - 1839
OAKLEY, James 1832 - February 1854 at Kangaroo Flat, Vic.
Did not marry Departed for Victoria c1853 Occupation of Farmer residing at McHarg Creek
OAKLEY, Susannah Elizabeth 24 March 1835 at Orlingbury, England - 01 June 1884 at Blackfellows Creek, SA Married Lancelot William CURRIE 24 March 1853 at O'Halloran Hill Resided at Wickham Hill, Kangarilla and Prospect Hill Her husband was a farmer They had 9 children Ann CLEMENT (1854-1940), Eliz OAKLEY (1856-1939), Sarah LANGFORD (1858-1884), Mary Ann (1860-1879), Susannah Eliz Oakley (1866-1879), Jane (1867-1879), Caroline (1870-1879), William Lancelot (1872-1950), Louisa (1875-1879) Emily OAKLEY(1877-1953)
CURRIE.-On the 1st June, at Blackfellows, Creek, Susannah Elizabeth, the beloved wife of William Currie, of Wickham's Hill, aged 49 years. A colonist of 48 years.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 13 June 1884 page 2
OLIVER, Joseph (crew)
OLIVER, William (crew)
ORMSBY, George Owen 1815 Ashbrook, Ireland - 01 April 1861 in Auckland, NZ
Son of Owen and Anne ORMSBY nee PHIBBS Occupation of Surveyor Resided in Adelaide In New Zealand 1845 - Captain of the Auckland Battalion Buried Waikaraka, Onehunga, New Zealand
OXENHAM, Catherine, Eliza
PAINE, Thomas (marine)
PAINE, William (crew
PALMER, Thomas (crew)
PARSONS, William (crew), Jane (wife)
Occupation of Anchor smith
PASCOE, Francis Polkinghorne (crew)
PERRINGTON, William (crew)
PHILLIPS, N C (crew)
POTTS, Francis 11 July 1815 at Hounslow, London, England - 15 December 1890 at Langhorne Creek, SA
Son of Lawrence and Elizabeth POTTS nee LOCKETT Occupation of Vigneron, Boatbuilder and Ferryman Resided Langhorne Creek, Port Adelaide and Kangaroo Island
Mr. Frank Potts, the well-known vigneron, died this morning from heart disease, but as he had been ill for some considerable time his death was not unexpected. The deceased gentleman arrivedintheBuffaloin 1836, and was one of the earliest settlers inthe district.
The Advertiser Tuesday 16 December 1890 page 5
From information handed down it is recorded that Frank Potts, then 21, arrived intheBuffaloin 1836 and assisted inthe construction of the first huts where Adelaide now stands. He later served under Capt. Lipson, the first harbor master at Port Adelaide. There Mr. Potts built a small boat of 12 tons, named Petrel, with which he traded between Port Adelaide and Kangaroo Island for some time. In 1849 he took over the duties as puntman on the punt which the Government opened at Wellington. Inthe following year he took up land at Langhorne Creek and founded the Bleasdale Winery. Here he later built a number of paddle-wheel steamers and sailing vessels, which traded inthe Lakes and the Murray. Long rows of vats and a colossal wine press at the winery, all built of red gum, are a tribute to his enterprise and ingenuity. A. B. POTTS. Bleasdale, Langhorne Creek.
The Advertiser Saturday 31 January 1953 page 4
Frank Potts was born in 1815 and came to South Australia with the first Governor, Captain John Hindmarsh, on H.M.S. Buffalo in 1836, when he passed through the area on his way to Wellington in the late 1840's. He had noted the potential of the naturally flooded flats adjoining the Bremer along with the big redgums growing near the river. On the assumption that it must be good country to produce such trees he decided that this would be the place to acquire land. Mr. Potts, who had earlier built homes in the young capital of Adelaide, worked for Captain Thomas Lipson, first harbor master, pilot and collector of customs at Port Adelaide, and traded from Kangaroo Island on his boat Petrel, purchased 120 acres of land at Langhorne Creek in 1850. He also purchased another 97 acres, and a few years later a further 75 acres. The property was named Bleasdale, after the Rev. John Ignatius Bleasdale DD, a member of the Royal Society of Victoria, president of the first Intercolonial Exhibition in 1865, and who had an extensive knowledge of viniculture. Mr. Potts, who had married Augusta Wenzel in 1848, set about building a home, fencing, and sewing a crop of wheat. The couple had six sons — William, Fred, Henry, Frank, Edward and Louis (William lived only one year), and four daughters — Annie, Elizabeth, Lucy and Augusta. Unfortunately, Mrs. Potts did not survive the birth of Augusta, and both were buried in the family cemetery. Mr. Potts later married Miss Anne Flood, of Langhorne Creek, and two more sons — Arthur and Richard — were born. Meanwhile, the first vines were planted on the Bleasdale property in the early 1860's; 30 acres consisting principally of Shiraz and Verdielho which were obtained from near Adelaide. The inventive talents, resourcefullness and industry of the remarkable Frank Potts were put to good use in establishing the vineyard — from the clearing of the land of gums to the building of cellars and provision of necessary equipment for processing the grapes into wine. As soon as Frank Potts II was old enough to take over the responsibility of Bleasdale, the father appointed him to do so. Three other sons — Fred, Henry and Edward — had branched out in the planting of their own vineyards. Later in life Frank Potts, apart from generally overseeing Bleasdale, returned to a former love of boat-building, constructing the paddle wheel steamer, 'Wilcania' at Milang in 1875 for Mr. Landseer as well as the 'Bourke' (1877). He also built the sailing boats, 'Pasquin', 'Fox', 'Tam O'Shanter', 'Souter Johnnie', 'Ark', 'Swallow', 'Challenger', and 'Butterfly' ' at Langhorne Creek. These were taken to the water on a truck drawn by bullocks. Mr. Frank Potts died in 1890. Over the years, the Potts family have operated and built up the vineyard and winery. Today the winery, which has been classified under the National Trust, is operated by fourth and fifth generation members of the family. '
Victor Harbor Times Wednesday 14 September 1983 page 31
PROWSE, Jacob, Ann TREMBATH
PURSETER, Stephen (crew)
PYKE, Richard William, Sarah Ann EMERY
PYKE, Richard 1811 - 06 March 1877 at Carisbrook, Vic. Son of Henry and Hannah PYKE Occupation of Baker, Butcher and Bricklayer Resided Adelaide
PYKE, Sarah Ann nee EMERY 1813 - 30 July 1894 at Carisbrook, Vic. Daughter of Robert and Elizabeth EMERY nee EARWICKER The family had nine children including triplets
RESTORICK, Samuel W (marine)
RICHARDS, Philip Morgan
RIX, George (crew)
ROBERTS, George, C (wife), Mary Ann, George
ROBERTS, George 1802 - Occupation of Sawyer
ROBERTS, C 1805 -
ROBERTS, Mary Ann c1820 -
ROBERTS, George c1821 -
ROWLANDS, John (crew)
RUDD, James John 24 June 1800 at Lothbury, London England - 20 May 1886 at Maylands, SA
Married February 26, 1838.—James John Rudd to Jemima Wicks. Occupation of Woodcutter Resided Thebarton, Bridgewater and Cox's Creek
One of the early records of marriages in the 'Register' newspaper is that of JamesJ.Rudd to Jemima Wicks on February 26, 1838. They first lived at Thebarton but soon moved to the old settlement of Cox's Creek where JamesRudd followed his occupation of timber splitter until he left for the Victorian diggings in 1861 where he was successful above the average. He returned to his property at Cox's Creek (where the bullock wagon track to Mt. Barker forded the creek) and continued as a splitter and woodcutter till 1869. He died in 1889.
SANDERS, William (crew)
SAVORY, Henry B, Eliza (wife)
Departed for England 1844
SEAGER, Robert (marine)
SEVAL, William (crew)
SINCE, Charles (crew)
SLADDEN, John, Jane (wife), Isabella
SLADDEN, Richard, Mary Elizabeth FRYER, Charlotte, Joseph (d aft arr)
STEBBING, Edwin Thomas
From Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
STEVENSON, George, Margaret HUTTON nee GORTON
STEVENSON, George 13 April 1799 at Berwick on Tweed, NBL, England - 19 October 1856 at North Adelaide, SA
Mr. George Stevenson, who was an ardent nature lover, brought put several small trees in pots, which still exist in magnificent maturity at Leawood.
SLSA B 3661
GEORGE STEVENSON, ESQ., J.P., LATE CORONER OF THE CITY OF ADELAIDE. It is with deep and sincere regret, we sit down to record thedeath of George Stevenson, Esq., J.P., lute Coroner of the City of Adelaide, so long and so favourably known one of South Australia's staunchest and truest supporters, this event took place at his residence, North Adelaide, at half-past 1 o'clock, on Sunday morning, October 19th. Mr Stevenson was in his 58th year, and would, if he had lived two months longer, have been a South Australian colonist of twenty years' standing. He came out in H.M.S. Buffalo, in company with Captain Hindmarsh, R.N., the first Governor of the colony, now Sir John Hindmarsh, of Heligoland ; James Hurtle Fisher, Esq., then first Resident Commissioner, now Speaker of the Legislative Council; Osmond Giiles, Esq., first Colonial Treasurer; the late Rev. C. B. Howard, first Colonial Chaplain; and others of the original Government staff; and was present at the Proclamation of South Australia, us a British colony, at Holdfast Bay, on the 88th December, 1836. Mr Stevenson was Governor Hindmarsh's Private Secretary, and came out in that capacity. He also was first Clerk to the Legislative Council, first Coroner, and one of the first Bench of Magistrates. Before he came out to the colony, he had been an extensive contributor to the leading columns of the Globe newspaper, and had devoted himself to other literary pursuits. He was also editor of the first newspaper in theColony, then "The South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register," now "The South Australian Register," and part proprietor of that journal, as then carried on under the firm end style of Messrs Robert Thomas and Co., of Hindley-street. Adelaide. He was consequently the " Father of the South Australian Press." Hut thecolony was thrown into a state of the greatest confusion in 1841-2, by the dishonour of Governor Gawler's drafts on the South Australian Commissioners, in London, and Mr Stevenson then took his leave of that journal, and retired into private life. He was not destined, however, to remain so long; for, on the discovery of the Burra Burra Mines in 1845, his services as a public journalist were again demanded ; and he started another newspaper under the same style and title as the first; that, inthe mean time, having again changed hands, as also the principles on which it was conducted. This latter journal, Mr Stevenson continued to carry on, until the discovery of the Victoria Gold diggings in 1851, when three fourths of the male population of South Australia were withdrawn to the diggings, and newspaper property of every kind in Adelaide was thereby rendered valueless. Only once more had Mr Stevenson anything to do with the South Australian Press, as a permanent writer, and that was, when this journal, the " Adelaide Times," changed hands in 1863, but he could ill- brook the interference of a joint proprietary, and he soon threw up his connection with it in disgust. Since then his contributions to the Adelaide newspaper press have only been occasional, and those mainly of a non-political character. His literary attainments were varied, profound, and extensive, and his influence as a newspaper writer powerful and irresistible. He had the happy knack of knowing exactly what ought to be said, and of saying no more than should be said. But there was another field in which Mr Stevenson laboured hard to benefit thecolony, and that not without the most signal success, we mean, as our first and most laborious South Australian Horticulturist. When others were almost afraid to turn up the soil, he had a highly cultivated garden and vineyard in North Adelaide, which was the wonder and astonishment of all who beheld it, on their first arrival in thecolony. To promote a taste for this, he spared no pains, either by viva rote lectures, by the continued productions of his pen, or by the distribution freely and gratuitously of the different varieties of plants, which he himself had either imported, or reared, at almost inconceivable expense. This gratuitous distribution is, of course, intended mainly to apply to the earlier years of thecolony, when the promotion or furtherance of a taste of this kind was of such vital importance, but it never entirely left him. Nor was there ever any diminution in his efforts to introduce new and rare varieties of horticultural or floricultural products, at whatever expense or from whatever quarter they were to be obtained. For this purpose, he corresponded with the different Botanical Societies at the Cape, in India, and in New South Wales. Even when confined to his room, just before his lamented decease, he had fresh importations of plants and trees, inthe St. Michael from London, which ought to have reached him some months earlier, so as to have been planted out before the rainy season closed. This is not said in disparagement of any others, who may have laboured with him inthe same field, but thecolony certainly owes him a great debt of gratitude in this respect, and it would be a piece of wanton neglect and indifference to withhold the acknowledgment. As a public man and a public writer, he was a sworn friend, but a bitter enemy. This was to be expected from his natural temperament, and his habitual pursuits. That such a man should some times have been spoken of slightingly, and especially in so small a community, where every man knows his neighbour's business, and no man likes to have his own toes trod upon, is less to be wondered at, than thut he should hare met with such acknowledged and undissembled admiration from the lips of so many. The name of George Stevenson was a household word in all parts of thecolony. His intellectual vigour, and general force of character, triumphed over all. The tree might be bent for a little, but speedily bounded back to its former position. As a domestic man, he was all that could be desired. He was a devoted husband and a fond father ; and, as a consequence of this, he was idolized inthe family circle. His bed was watched with anxious tenderness, by his wife and children, to the last, and richly had he earned that tenderness from them. For some time past, his health had been giving way, but so speedy a breaking up of his whole frame was expected by few. He had a complication of disorders, but chiefly disease of the heart, upon which dropsy supervened, and put an end to his sufferings. He had a full consciousness of his approaching death, and, inthe words of one of his most attached friends, he met it bravely. His mind was perfectly calm, and ho took his departure, almost without a sigh or a groan. He leaves behind him a wife and three children to deplore his loss. He had his faults, like all others, but the whole colony, when this reaches them, will deliberately pronounce, that he deserves to be enrolled among its earliest, its most attached, and its most assiduous and persevering benefactors.
Adelaide Times Monday 20 October 1856 page 3
STEVENSON, Margaret HUTTON nee GORTON 12 May 1807 at Chester, CHS, England - 28 September 1874 at Glenelg, SA
SLSA B 11337
It is with regret that we record the deathof Mrs. Margaret Stevenson, a very old and highly-esteemed colonist,mother of the ex-Attorney-General, and widow of Mr. George Stevenson, who was founder of the Register newspaper, and for some years City Coroner. Mrs.Stevenson arrived at Adelaide in 1836, with her husband, who acted as Private Secretary to our first Governor, Captain Hindmarsh, and in 1837 started the first public journal published in this colony. The subject of this notice was from her infancy connected with literature and literary men. Her father was Mr. John Gorton who was on the editorial staff of one of the London daily papers, and author of a " General Biographical Dictionary" and a "Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland," both- of which works attained a large circulation. Her husband was sub-editor of the Glboe, and at her marriage the late Lord Lytton gave her away. The deceased lady herself possessed considerable facility in literary composition, and a keen sense of humor, and in the earlier days of the colony was credited with the authorship of a number of amusing and telling articles which appeared in the Adelaide press. As a lady of musical taste and general attainments she was also well known to a large circle of friends, who, however, valued her acquaintance far more for her kindliness of disposition and many excellent qualities. She leaves, besides her son, Mr. George Stevenson, a daughter, who is married to Mr. Ernest DeMole, of the Civil Service.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 29 September 1874 page 2
Mrs. George Stevenson, who was Miss Margaret Gorten, came to South Australia in the Buffalo in 1836. Her husband was editor and part-proprietor of the first paper to be printed in South Australia, the South Australian Gazette and Register, to which Mrs. Stevenson, who was well known as a dramatic critic in London before she came to Australia, contributed frequently. She was a prominent figure in the literary world, and collaborated with Richard Barham, the author of "Ingoldsby Legends," in the completion of "Gorten's Biographical and Topographical Dictionary.'" A descendant of Bishop Lloyd, she was born in Chester, and was brides-maid at Charles Dickens' weddings Miss Violet de Mole, of Adelaide, and Miss Lucy Stevenson, a former singer of note in Australia, are her grand aughters. Among the Angas papers at the Archives is the original of the joint diary kept by Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, which describes the trip to Australia, the vital decisions about. the site of Adelaide, and the important part played by Stevenson in opposing Light's choice.
News Thursday 06 February 1936 page 13
STOREY, John (crew, d@sea)
STOUT, William (crew)
STRANGWAYS, Giles Edward 18 February 1819 at Shapwick, Somersetshire, England - 24 February 1906 at Kensington, SA
SLSA B 11178
Son of Henry Bull and Elisheba STRANGWAYS nee BEWS Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 8 E 16
Born in Shapwick, Somersetshire, on February 18, 1819, Mr. Giles Strangways came to the colony in the Buffalo in 1836 with his brother, but afterwards went to New South Wales in the Tam o' Shanter, which was wrecked 18 miles east of the mouth of the Tamar, Tasmania, in 1837. "Tam o' Shanter Creek," near Port Adelaide, was, he believes, named after this ill fated vessel, owing to some of her passengers settling there. Mr. Strangways came over with Captain Sturt from Sydney with cattle in 1838, and arrived in August of that year, after some very trying experiences, near North-West Bend. Captain Sturt was short of flour, and sent Mr. Strangways on to Adelaide to get a supply. He was a mere boy then, and had to find his way across country the best way he could, and did so without meeting any hostile natives. Owing to the character of the country it took him a long while to get within sight of the settlement, and the first sign of civilisation he saw was Mr. Osmond Gilles's white house on East Terrace. On his return he found Sturt not far from Mount Marker, and very glad he was to get the flour. Mr. Strangways had with him a man named Fraser, mentioned by Sturt in his travels as one of his oldest hands. The distance, striking across country, was only about 150 miles, but time was lost in forcing a way through the thick scrub, for there were 110 roads, and it was terrible toil climbing the steep hills, such work as we, accustomed to road and chared space, cannot realize now. According to Mr. Strangways, Sturt and his party brought the mob of 300 cattle through from Sydney without losing a hoot. Cattle were valuable in those early days; one bullock of Pinkerton's, he says, fetched £60. The New South Wales cattle were magnificent beasts. Touching the Proclamation Mr. Strangways says that there could hardly have been more than 100 there, the hulk of the colonists were too busy looking alter their own concerns to trouble much about the sentiment or the ceremonial ; some were at Kangaroo Island, others elsewhere, and only a fair number besides the officials could find time to attend, being a formal matter. The firing of the salute, he says, was a muddled affair, owing to the irregular way the marines who fired the fen de joic performed that part of the military ceremony. He believes that four carronades were landed from the buffalo, h it he does not know where the two are—there are only two at Glenelg. Regarding the "historic tree, Mr. Giles Strangways declares I hat the ceremony was riot performed under it, as so many would like to believe, but not far away. In this he is confirmed by others, whose testimony is that the reading of the proclamation took place under a tree near by which gave better shade, but the old bent gum tree was noticed, and Mrs. or Mr. Thomas named it "Temple Bar," because it reminded them of famous old "Temple Bar" of London, near which they had lived, and which was removed to Temple Gardens a few years ago. Mr. Giles says that the so-called old gum tree was a comparatively young tree in 1836, and bent down by the strong winds like many others exposed to the coast gales, and about 21 years after the colony was founded he was taken by an old resident of Glenelg to a spot near it and shown a shady tree which he was positively told was the actual "Proclamation Tree;" but some years afterwards it was cut down. There is no doubt, however, that the " Old Gumtree " has a claim to historic interest because it was close enough for some of the witnesses to the ceremony to stand under it ; and one pioneer has in the early notes referred to it as "a curious tree like an arch noticed on that eventful day.' "
Adelaide Observer Saturday 26 December 1896 page 2
STRANGWAYS, Thomas Bewes Died 23 February 1859 at St. Leonards, SA
SLSA B 11286/3/6
On the 23rd February, at St. Leonards, of bronchitis, ThomasBewesStrangways, aged 49 years
Adelaide Observer Saturday 26 February 1859 page 5
Melancholy Occurrence.—A very melancholy occurrence was discovered to have taken place at Glenelg on Thursday. It will be renumbered that Mr. T.B.Strangways, a gentleman who dated his colonization from the arrival of the first Governor, Captain Hindmarsh, in the Buffalo, recently died rather suddenly of bronchitis. It appears that since that event Mrs. Strangways has been a victim to intense grief, and that on the day in question she attempted to put an end to her existence by catting her throat. The determination to carry out her intention appears to have been very great, for we are informed the unhappy lady had employed two razors. Fortunately, however, she had not succeeded in effecting her object, and hopes are entertained that her life may be saved, although her condition is somewhat precarious.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 02 April 1859 page 1
STRUGNELL, James (marine)
SULLIVAN, Thomas (crew)
WADCOT, John (marine)
WALKER, Robert, Anna Sophia BESSELL, Ann, Thomas, Henry (b@sea, later Henry Walker OWEN)
WALKER, Robert c1802 in England -
Occupation of Engineer Resided Adelaide, SA
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the under signed, will not be answerable for any debts which my wife, Sophia Walker, may contract after this date. ROBERTWALKER
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 29 December 1838 page 3
WALKER, Anna Sophia nee BESSELL 1812 in England - 21 August 1884
She married James Owen in 1843 at Port Lincoln, after the death of her husband, where he built the Pier Hotel. Buried Port Lincoln Happy Valley Cemetery
WALKER, Ann 1832 - 10 December 1857 at Port Lincoln, SA
Buried Port Lincoln Happy Valley Cemetery MARRIED. On the 18th instant, by special license, at St. Thomas's, Port Lincoln, by the Venerable Arch- deacon Hale, Anne Sophia Walker Owen, to Sydney Bridle Durston
Adelaide Times Saturday 24 December 1853 page 2
WALKER, Thomas 1834 - 1842
WALKER, Henry Born on the voyage to Australian aboard Buffalo in 1836 - 28 September 1898 at Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Later known as Henry Walker OWEN Buried at St. John's Anglican Cemetery Mt. Pleasant and also commemorated at Port Lincoln Happy Valley cemetery where his wife is buried. OWEN.— On the 28th September, suddenly, at the Adelaide Hospital, HenryWalkerOwen, of Port Lincoln, aged 61 years. A colonist of sixty years. To be interred at Mount Pleasant Friday, September 30.
South Australian Register Friday 30 September 1898 page 4
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 37 E 30
WALKER.-On the 20th March, at the Buck's Head, North-terrace, Adelaide, Mr. William Walker, aged 53 years, lately in the employ of Mr. T. Scott, of the Darling-an old colonist, having arrived in the colony by the ship Buffalo in the year 1836.
South Australian Register Thursday 21 March 1867 page 2
WAY, James (marine)
WESSON, Robert (marine)
WEYER, Frederick (crew)
WHEATLEY, Joseph, Mary HAIGH
WHEATLEY, Joseph 1807 at Boarhunt, Hampshire, England -
Occupation of Labourer Resided Woodside, SA
WHEATLEY, Mary nee HAIGH
WHEELER, James, wife, son
WHEELER, William (crew)
WHEYLEN, Richard (crew)
WHITTLE, William, Mary Ann MURRAY
WHITTLE, William Born Portsea, Hampshire, England
Occupation of Bricklayer Resided Adelaide, SA
Married at sea on the Buffalo 28 July 1836 pursuant to an order from Captain Hindmarsh to the Rev. C B Howard.