GIBB, Capt Henry William 1809 - 15 January 1842 at Port Adelaide, SA
Master Mariner Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 30 E 46
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. We have to-day the mournful duty to perform of recording the death by drowning of Captain HenryWilliamGibb, commander of the barque Fama, now lying in Port Adelaide, loading for London, and one of the boys belonging to the ship. On Saturday last, Captain Gibb started in a sailing boat of his own to go down the river, in company with Capt. McLean, in the King Henry's boat, and Mr Bennett, in the Francis Yates's boat, on a party of pleasure. The Francis Yates's boat was going out for two or three days, and the other boats went to accompany it as far as the North Arm. After sailing about the channel for some time, the the boats ran down and anchored near the shore, where the party partook of some refreshment. The boats then commenced beating up, the wind blowing pretty fresh from the southward. After a little time, Mr Bennett, being in the fastest boat, passed to windward of the others. Capt. Gibb being to leeward of all. The wind continued to freshen, and when a little below the North Channel, Capt. Gibb's boat filled and being deeply ballasted, she sunk instantly. One of the men in Capt. McLean's boat saw her going down, and their boat was instantly wore round, and bore up before the wind. the Francis Yates's boat was nearly a quarter of a mile to windward at the time, and the people in her missing Capt. Gibb's boat, also bore up, and ran down towards the spot where the boat had sunk. The King Henry's boat had got to within ten or twenty yards of Capt. Gibb when he sunk, and nothing more was seen of him. The boat was instantly run ashore, and every exertion was used to find the body, but without success. In the meantime, the Francis Yates's boat had run down to the spot, when the boy Wylie, who had been in the boat with Captain Gibb, was seen floating on the water. The boat was then hauled to the wind, everything let go by the run, and she was sheered up close to the bay. Those in the bows of the boat endeavoured to lay hold of him by the arms, but missed him, and the boat drifted past him. A yard and an oar were thrown to him, but he was so far exhausted as to be unable to lay hold of them. Mr Bennett then jumped into a dingy, which was towing astern of the boat, and pulled back; but when he reached the spot, the boy had sunk, and nothing could be seen of him except his hat, which was floating on the surface. The Messrs Thomas also stripped and leaped into the water and kept swimming about for some time, but the poor boy never rose. Next day several boats were down the river, and dragged for the bodies, but without success. The boat was found where she had sunk and landed ashore. The boy's body was found on Monday morning, and interred the same evening. The body of Capt. Gibb was not found until Tuesday. Capt. Gibb was a native of Dunfermline, in Scotland; he has left a young wife and child at home. The boat in which he went out on Saturday, was one which he had never tried under sail before. She was She was overmasted, and the sails were too large for her. He was several times requested by Capt. McLean and Mr DeHorne to leave her and let her be towed up by the King Henry's boat, but refused - as he considered his own boat was perfectly safe.
South Australian Register Saturday 15 January 1842 page 3
GIBB, William Henry 1810 - 08 January 1842 at Port Adelaide, SA
Occupation Seaman Buried Alberton Cemetery, SA
Occupation of Doctor and Surgeon Moved to Tasmania
THE NATIVES, THE PROTECTOR, AND THE MISSIONARIES. ON our last page, will be found the conclusion of a letter, from the pen of Dr. BurtonHaygarth, headed " The Natives and the Native Location," a considerable portion of which appeared in a former number of this journal. Now as Dr. Haygarth assumes great airs, and dogmatises upon the " Natives and the Native Location," in a way altogether incompatible with his years, and the extent of his knowledge, it is but right that the public should be put in possession of who and what Dr. Haygarth is. Dr. Haygarth, then, is the upstart son of a respectable clergyman in the South of England, and had just finished his studies at Guy's Hospital at the time the Fama was about to leave for South Australia. He obtained the appointment of surgeon to that vessel, and arrived in Adelaide on the 11th of October last, that is to say, about fourteen days before the date of his famous epistle. We are the more particular in mentioning this, as his arrogant assumptions might otherwise lead the incautious reader to suppose, that be had been in Adelaide as many years as he had been weeks. Although but a stripling, Dr. Haygarth's acquirements are various, among others of which are the discoveries he has made, that " there is no such thing as an honest and that "South Australia is a miserable place for any aspiring young man to live in." As will be seen from his literary production, he has made the circle of the sciences, having physics and metaphysics much more at his fingers ends, than he has his mother tongue; but to none of these acquirements does he cling with half the pertinacity he manifests towards the positions, that South Australia is a ''miserable place," and, from the Governor down wards, that " there is not an honest man in it. Under these circumstances, we shall very naturally be asked, why we afford type, and paper, and ink, to usher the crude and ill-digested production of such a half-fledged tyro into on ephemeral existence. Our reply is brief. If fools are born they must be reared, and as Dr Haygarth had chosen to make an exhibition of his folly at any risk, we thought he might as well play the part of a mountebank in our columns as in those of our contemporaries. In reply to the sneaking snivelling contemporary, who construes the insertion of the former part of this communication into an approval of its sentiments, if. is enough to say, that no such approval-was ever implied or expressed but that we ate not accustomed to give a decided opinion upon any subject when only part of the case is before us. Dr. Qaygarth's whole letter is now before the public, and, although it is possible that some attempt may be made to twist its statements to party purposes, we feel confident in asserting, that every man of intelligence, and right feeling, in the province, will go with us in denouncing it as one of the most contemptible and trashy productions foisted upon. the public since the famous literary debut of the notorious Horton James. Any attempt to dissect this famous epistle, or to bring its folly and falsehood into broad relief, could answer no useful earthly purpose, and especially as Dr. BurtonHaygarth has escaped to Launceston, and has thereby put himself out of the reach of any advantage he might have derived from a sound and whole some castigation. Our visits to the "Native Location" have been frequent, and our opportunities of witnessing the laborious zeal, and disinterested exertions, of the Missionaries, for the benefit of the "Natives" have been numerous ; but, at the time Dr. Haygarth wrote his letter, he! had only been in the colony a fortnight, and had visited the Location but twice, the greater part of his time on those occasions having been employed in an attempt to force on a discussion upon Combe s phrenology, and upon the necessarily inherent dishonesty of man. To those of our readers who are really anxious to know "what has been done for the natives, " we say, with the fullest confidence of their arriving at a conclusion directly the opposite of that of Dr. Haygarth visit the Location and you will then need no further refutation of this writer's absurd crotchets, or of the egregious falsehoods into the utterance of which he has we fear been intentionally betrayed. The results of our visits to the Location we shall shortly and briefly detail, as a means of counteracting the mischievous purpose which this foolish young man has sought to effect.
Southern Australian Tuesday 09 November 1841 page 2
HOPKINS, James, W
IFOULD, Edward Lomer 23 April 1823 - 25 May 1906 at Toolunga, SA
Born Preston, HAM, England Son of Henry and Louisa IFOULD Occupation of Farmer and Grain Merchant Resided at Goodwood and One Tree Hill Buried Uley, SA
A PIONEER COLONIST. Our Onetree Hill correspondent writes: An old colonist has been removed through the death of Mr. EdwardLomerIfould, who passed away after a long illness at Toolunga on Saturday. Mr. Ifould was a native of Hampshire, England, having been born in Preston, in that county, on April 23, 1823. He arrived in South Australia in the small sailing vessel Fania when about 17. The voyage occupied six months. Shortly after his arrival he engaged in agricultural pursuits on a section upon which Goodwood now stands, and was well known in the metropolitan district. One of the streets in Adelaide bears his name. He entered into business with the late Mr. Thomas Whinnerah as grain and flour merchants, and proceeded to Melbourne to establish a branch in the Port Phillip settlement. Subsequently he travelled through the Northern Territory with a view to gaining information whether cattle raising might be turned to profitable account there, and arrived at the conclusion that the climate was quite too tropical for the successful employment of white labour. His enterprise and observation in the Territory soon led him to appreciate the impossibility of doing anything with the class of Chinamen who had been procured by the South Australian Government from Singapore. He had further experience of them in connection with his ventures in the shipping of horses to Singapore, he having been one of the first to launch out in this line of commerce. He was part owner of the unfortunate vessel the Omagh, which was used mainly for the purposes of this enterprise. A large portion of his early savings was lost in this boat, which went down at King's Island. Mr. Ifould's report on the Government experiment in relation to the employment of Chinese coolies was awaited by a large number of prominent men, who were prepared to invest their money in the Territory should the scheme give fair promise of solving the labour difficulty. Unfortunately, Singapore was not the place to supply the right type. As to the employment of white labour in the production of tropical commodities or in mining in the Northern Territory, Mr. Ifould spoke with no uncertain sound. A strong, healthy man, well inured to hard work, he has remarked, might keep going for possibly six months, but the break down was inevitable. Java was a place of call between Darwin and Singapore, and from his observations here Mr. Ifould arrived at the conclusion that British Governments had much to learn from the Dutch in the matter of successfully administering a tropical dependency. He considered that the Territory and Java possessed about an equal extent of cultivable land and similar climate, but that in its relation with Holland Java was anything but a "white elephant." On his return south Mr. Ifould settled permanently on property he had acquired near One tree Hill. From time to time he added to this, until ultimately his estate included the adjoining properties of Toolunga and Uley. At Toolunga he had lived in quiet retirement for several years enjoying the fruits of a long, eventful, and busy career, and here among the scenes he loved best he passed away. A vineyard he planted was one of the first in the province, and his manufacture of wine and brandy was highly successful. His wine gained many medals awarded at agricultural societies' shows. He was a recognised judge of horses, and officiated in that capacity in surrounding districts for many years. The educational interests of the district always claimed his sympathy, and on more than one occasion his influence with the Education Department has been of service to the district. For many years he was Chairman of Munno Para District Council; but in private life, also, he took a prominent part in everything connected with the welfare of the country. He was probably one of the oldest members of the Gawler Agricultural and Horticultural Society. In the early days of South Australian cricket the deceased captained the then invincible Munno Para East Cricket Club, and had been President of the more recent Onetree Hill Cricket Club for nearly 20 years, and his enthusiasm for the old English game never waned, for to the last he continued to present a bat as a yearly trophy to the club. In politics the deceased gentleman was a strong Conservative, and at the time of his death was a committeeman of the Australian National League. He was remarkably well read, and possessed a wide knowledge of history and sociology, and few were better versed in matters of public interest or brought keener intelligence to the study of current politics; yet "a nice backwardness" restrained him asserting himself in public gatherings. The deceased has left a widow, five sons— Messrs. Frank L. (of Unley), Harry E. and Percy (of Coolgardie, W.A.), William H. (of the Adelaide Public Library), and Arthur G. (of Toolunga.)— one daughter— Mrs. Wood (of Adelaide) and one granddaughter.
The Register Wednesday 30 May 1906 page 9
TRIMMER, E I S and Wife
TRIMMER, E I S Died 15 January 1882 in London, England
A telegram has been received from England, stating that Mr. E. I. S. Trimmer, formerly of Adelaide, died at his residence, London, on the 15th of this month. The deceased gentleman arrived here in October, 1841, by the ship Fama, and was a resident of this city about ten years. Since then he made a visit to the colony, in 1853, and returned to England in the following year, after a stay of about twelve months. Ever since his first arrival he has had a considerable stake in the country, part of his estate consisting of property in Adelaide and New Parkside. There was recently a public sale of his land at the last-named place. He was well known to old colonists, though he never took much part in public affairs. For a number of years he was a local director of the Bank of South Australia, and in his time he occupied a prominent position in social circles. He leaves no issue, but several of his nephews and nieces, children of the late Mr. W. H. Trimmer, of the Sturt, are in the colony.
South Australian Weekly Courier Saturday 21 January 1882 page 23
Death of Mr. E. I. S. Trimmer.— A telegram has been received from England announcing the death at London of Mr. E. I. S. Trimmer at the advanced age of eighty-one years. The deceased gentleman, who was formerly associated with the firm of Trimmer and Grainger, merchants, of London, arrived in the colony in the ship Fama in the year 1841, and after remaining here about ten years returned to England, where he settled for the rest of his life. During his residence here he was one of the local Directors of the Bank of South Australia, and he purchased land at the Sturt and in the neighbourhood of Unley, the township of New Parkside, which was recently sold, being his property. He was of a kindly, benevolent disposition, and was much respected by a large circle of friends. He has left no issue by his wife, but he has a number of nieces and nephews, children of the late Mr. W. H. Trimmer, in the colony.
South Australian Register Friday 20 January 1882 page 4
WILKINSON, George Blakiston 1817 - 26 March 1888 at Herne Hill, Geelong, Vic.
Occupation of Farmer and Author Resided Yankalilla
Death of Mr G. B. Wilkinson.-- On Monday morning, March 26, Mr. H. P. Denton, of Adelaide, received a telegram announcing the death at Herne Hill, Geelong, of Mr. GeorgeBlakistonWilkinson at the age of 69, after having suffered from a complication of diseases. Mr. Wilkinson was born in London, and came to South Australia in 1839 in the ship Duchess of Northumberland (incorrect ship), aboard which also was the Hon. J. Colton, amongst other colonists since well krown. Mr. Wilkinson settled at Yankalilla, where during several years he occupied himself in farming pursuits. About the year 1852 he was induced by his friend, the Right Hon. Hugh Childers, who was then a prominent member of the Victorian Government, to accept a position in the Customs service of that colony. This he held until about nine years ago, when he retired under the regulations of the service. During the year 1848 Mr. Wilkinson revisited England, and attracted attention as the author of an ably written book entitled "South Australia and its Resources,'"a copy of which the late Mr. J. M. Skipper embellished with many remarkable pictures. For many years he was a prolific contributor to the Register and the Observer, his literary ability being of a very high order. The deceased gentleman, who was a brother of the well-known English scientific writer, Dr. Garth Wilkinson, lost a son by drowning from a yacht in Corio Bay three or four years ago. His eldest daughter is the wife of Mr. Gray, solicitor, of Melbourne and Geelong, and he leaves four or five other sons and daughters.
South Australian Register Monday 09 April 1888 page 2