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
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.
Chronicle Saturday 03 December 1927 page 22
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