The late Mr. John Dinnison, whose death occurred lately, was born in the Orkneys, (the island of Shapinsay), Scotland. With his wife he arrived in South Australia in 1851 in the ship Marion, which was wrecked on Troubridge Shoal. Shortly after his arrival in the State he obtained employment from the late Mr. Robert Rankin, of Mount Crawford. Nine months subsequently he went to the Victorian goldfields, but was compelled to return in a few months, suffering from rheumatism. Soon after his recovery he was engaged by the late Mr. A. H. Murray as manager of one of his sheep stations, continuing with him for 13 years. In 1866 he took charge of Talia Station, on the west coast, for the late Dr. J. H. Browne, where he remained for nine years, when he met with an accident, in which his leg was broken. In this condition he travelled overland from Talia to Port Lincoln—130 miles— thence to Adelaide, where his leg was amputated. On recovery he entered the service, in succession, of his old employer, the late Mr. A. B. Murray, Mr. W. A. Horn, at the Mary Yale Station, on the west coast, and Messrs. Swan & Smith, of Yalata Station. Fowler's Bay. In 1883 he took up land at Mount Wedge, where he resided till his death. The deceased left a widow, four sons, and four daughters.
Observer Saturday 30 September 1905 page 25
THE LATE MR. W. CHAMBERLAIN. WIRRABARA, November 4, 1902 About five weeks ago The Register publisheda cable message announcing the deathof Mr.' William Chamberlain. Letters andpapers now to hand prove that it was Mr.Chamberlain, of Wirrabara. He visited Mr.Black, a coal merchant of Rothesay, whosebrother resides in Wirrabara, and fromwhom Mr. Chamberlain carried letters ofintroduction. Mr. Black says that he stayed with him four days, and left for Glasgow, where.' he intended to remain the night, going to London next day. He engaged a room at Blair's Hotel, Renfieldstreet, and ordered breakfast. Not appearing at breakfast, a search was made, andthe dead body was found in bed. The gasjet had been turned full on. The deceased'sbrother, who lives at Wilts, England, wascommunicated with, and proceeded at onceto Glasgow, and the body was interred in LambhillChurchyard, Town Head, Glasgow on October 1. The Adelaide Register Thursday 6 November 1902 Page 9, on October 1. The Buteman Advertiserfor the Western Isles of September 27 states:— 'Mr. William Chamberlain, of Wirrabara, who is at present on a visit toRothesay, is a native of Wiltshire, andcomes of the same stock as our ColonialSecretary, to whom he bears a considerablefacial resemblance. He has been farmingin South Australia for over 45 years. A nearneighbour of his is a brother of Mr. W.Black, coal merchant.' The Rothesay Express, which contains a similar paragraph,remarks that there can be little doubt but that the unfortunate man met his deathby asphyxiation. Deceased had in his possession a return ticket to Australia, anda deposit receipt on a London bank for aconsiderable sum. One of his last acts before he set out on his homeward trip wasto hand over his farm to his son. Mr.Chamberlain was a widower, his wifehaving predeceased him two years ago. Agrown up family survive. He was engaged45 years in farming pursuits, and for about20 years near Wirrabara. He was greatlyesteemed, and highly respected. WIRRABARA. Nov. 5th, 1902. Some time ago a cablegram appeared in the 'Register' that Mr. Wm. Chamberlain had died at Blair's Hotel, Glasgow. Fears were entertained and there was very little doubt that it was Mr. Chamberlain, of Wirrabara. By yesterday's mail Mr. Duncan Black received a letter and papers from his brother, Mr. William Black, coal merchant of near Glasgow. Mr. Black in his letter says :— ' Mr. Chamberlain stayed with me four days and left on Friday. One day he went to Inverary, and how joyful he was over the trip being in good spirits and the best of health. On the Friday he returned to Glasgow where he intended staying one night and returning to London on Saturday and preparing for his return to South Australia.' On hearing of his death Mr Black went to Blair's Hotel but the body had been removed to the Northern Police office The detective in charge had wired to Mr. Chamberlain's brother in Wilts, England, who arrived and took charge of the body, burying our dear old friend in Lambhill churchyard, Town Head. Glasgow, on the first of October. The following appeared in the "Rothesay Express" of October 1 : — 'Our last issue contained a brief notice of Mr. William Chamberlain, of Wirrabara, South Australia, who had made Rothesay one of his places of call while on a visit to Scotland. Mr.Chamberlain left Rothesay on Friday and proceeded to Glasgow, where be engaged a room in Blair's Hotel, Renfield Street. He spent a dayabout the town and in the eveningretired to rest, having ordered hisbreakfast for eight o'clock the following morning. He did notappear at that hour and when his room was entered he was found deadin bed with the gas jet turned full on. There can be little doubt but that the unfortunate man met his death by asphyxiation. Deceased had in his possession a return ticket to Australia and a deposit receipt on a London bank, for a considerable sum. As previously stated in the "Express” deceased, who was an elderly man, was a native of Wiltshire and had been in the farming way in South Australia for forty-five years. Among his near neighbours there was a brother of Mr. William Black, coal merchant, and it was to this fact that his Rothesay visit was due. Mr. Chamberlain was a widower, his wife having predeceased him two years ago, but he is survived by a grown-up family: one of his last acts before he set out on his homeward trip being to hand over his farm to his son who has himself a large family. Mr. Chamberlain was a devoted member of the Methodist body and when at home frequently, took part in the chapel services. His sudden death, has caused much pain to his local friends, among whom are Mr. and Mrs. Black and Mr, Duncan Hill. Mr. Black went to Glasgow on Monday on hearing of the sad occurrence and Mr. Robert Chamberlain a brother of deceased, is expected north, from Wilts. The funeral will take place in Glasgow.
KEYNES, Keros, Elizabeth NEIL, Kadmiel
KEYNES, Keros 1818 - 1892
KEYNES, Elizabeth nee NEIL 1824 - 20 July 1889 at Freeling, SA
Mrs. Keynes, aged 66, and a colonist of thirty-eight years, residing a few miles from here, after being confined to her bed died at 8 o'clock this morning. South Australian Register Saturday 20 July 1889 page 7
KEYNES, Kadmiel 1824 - 11 November 1927 at Wilmington, SA
Mr. KadmielKeynes, who died at the age of 81 years, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. Custance, Wilmington, on November 11, was born at Willshire England, and came to Australia with his parents when six years old, and resided at Freeline until his sixteenth year, when the call of the bush took him to White's Forest, Wirrabara, where he worked for some time. Going farther north, he took up bullock driving, at first for others, and later had teams of his. own, and was carting to and from Port Augusta to Blinman and Sliding Rock copper mines. He also carted poles for the first overland telegraph line, going as far north as Charlotte Waters. Later, he did shearing and other station' work in the far north. Western Queensland, and New South Wales. He was a colonist of 75 years, and was well known. He leaves two surviving daughters, Mrs. J. Custance, Wilmington, and Mrs. T. Windsor, of Maryborough, Victoria, and one brother, Mr. C. Keynes, of Port Adelaide. There are 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchidren.