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Lee, Cecilia Maude Beatrice (b. , d. 4 Jun 1947)
Note: Date of birth has not been found.

At record of death only mother is recorded - Elizabeth Lee.
Given Name: Cecilia Maude Beatrice
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2007

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Selwood, Thomas Edward (b. 28 Apr 1885, d. 12 Jun 1919)
Note: Being the first son born to Edward and Mary, Tom was named after his Grandfather Thomas and his father Edward. However, whereas his father was married as Sellwood, Tom's surname was spelt Selwood. Also, according to microfiche records in
Sydney, his parents at birth were named as Edward Thomas Selwood and Mary McTaggart.



Tom was a miner with Scottish Goldmine in Gympie and while still in his teens he commenced serving as a Driver and Bearer with the Gympie Ambulance Brigade. In those times ambulance transport was by horse-drawn vans. Another interest Tom had
was as an active tuba player in the Regal Brass Band in Gympie.

Tom married Elsie Grace Brown at Gympie on 19 June 1912 and a search of marriage registers of the Methodist Church, Gympie, at Oxley Library, Brisbane, resulted in the following record being located -



On 19 June 1912 at the residence of Mr Brown, Lawrence Street, Gympie, Thomas Edward Selwood, Bachelor, born at Gympie, Occupation Miner, age 27 years, residing at Gympie, parents Edward Thomas Selwood, Miner, and Mary McTaggart --- married ---
Elsie Grace Brown, Spinster, born at Ipswich, Occupation Domestic, age 19 years, residing at Gympie, parents Gaius Frederick Brown, Wood Turner, and Margaret McQuaker.

The consent of Margaret Brown was given to the marriage of Elsie Grace Brown with Thomas Edward Selwood, the Elsie Grace Brown being under the age of 21 years.

Signed Thomas Edward Selwood. Signed Elsie Grace Brown, in the presence of Percy James Selwood [Brother of the Bride-groom] and Eleanor May Brown [Grandmother of the Bride]. Officiating Minister Albert E. Fox.

The record, including all signatures, was all in the same handwriting, that of the Officiating Minister.



Thomas and Elsie had three children Edward Horace born 20 March 1913, Elsie Mary Margaret born 27 August 1915 and Raymond George born 7 November 1917, all born at Gympie Qld. They lived in a small miner's-type cottage in Noosa Road, Gympie
which was similar to his parents' house at Shanks Street. Tom was a good family man and he and his wife were regular attenders at Methodist Church services.



Tom died suddenly on 12 June 1919 at the young age of 34 years and was buried at Gympie cemetery in Grave No 10 of the Methodist Private B portion. Previously buried in that grave, on 23 February 1899, was his father-in-law Gaius Frederick
Brown. There is no headstone.



Tom's widow Elsie remarried on 5 November 1921 - to Percy M D Bell at Ipswich Qld.
Given Name: Thomas Edward
Occupation: Miner.
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Brown, Elsie Grace (b. 17 Dec 1892, d. 22 Jan 1942)
Note: Elsie Grace Brown was the fifth child of a family of eight children of Gaius Frederick Brown and Margaret [McQuaker] Brown. The former was born on 7 March 1861 at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England to parents Gaius Frederick Brown and
Eleanor Harris and he came to Australia in . The latter was born on 7 January 1865 at Ipswich Qld, the sixth child of a family of eight children of Hugh McQuaker and Elizabeth [Turner] McQuaker, Scottish parents who had migrated to Australia
in . See separate handwritten sheets for details of the McQuaker family and the Brown family.



On 19 June 1912 at age 18 years Elsie married Thomas Edward Selwood at Gympie Qld and they had three children - Horace, Elsie and Ray. [Before she married, Elsie was a nanny to Moya Murray, a daughter of Gympie's leading professional
photographer]. Thomas died suddenly seven years later, leaving Elsie with the children aged 6 years, 3 years 9 months and 19 months respectively.



Elsie moved to Ipswich shortly after to be close to her mother who was also a widow. There she purchased a small mixed business in Brisbane Street, near Queen Park, in an effort to raise her family. Her sister-in-law Agnes Selwood spent some
time with her when she also moved from Gympie and worked in a shoe factory at Ipswich but Agnes returned to Gympie in 1920. Elsie then commenced a relationship with a returned serviceman Percy Malcolm Douglas Bell who she married on 5 November
1921. From that year to 1939 they had nine children.



Lucy Nightengale born 19 November 1921 ; Douglas died at birth 1923 ; Clifford Angus born 19 April 1925 ; June Florence born 6 June 1927 ; Stuart born 28 April 1929 ; Sheila May born 7 June 1930 ; Valma Joyce born 3 December 1932
; Eleanor Joan ; Colin Frederick born 20 April 1939.



Elsie died on 22 January 1942 at age 49 years and was buried at Ipswich Qld.
Given Name: Elsie Grace
Change: Date: 18 Feb 2018
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Selwood, Edward HORACE (b. 20 Mar 1913, d. 9 Mar 1977)
Note: Flight Lieutenant in the RAAF during World War II. Horace's son John Selwood, while living at Laidley Qld, had a story about his father published, with pictures, in the Sunday Mail in Brisbane.



"Horace Selwood had been attached to General MacArthur's Intelligent Staff Section during World War II. One of his duties as a photographer was to photograph remains of Japanese aircraft, including all manufacturing plates, to determine where
the major manufacturing areas were in Japan.



"He had an aircraft at his disposal and from this he made a series of pictures of a captured Zero flying over Brisbane."



Horace was serving in Singapore when it was attacked by the Japenese. He escaped to the jungle of southern Sumatra, later put to sea in a small boat and was eventually rescued on the open sea in terrible physical condition.
Given Name: Edward HORACE
Occupation: Photographer.
Change: Date: 21 May 2018
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Robertson, Catherine (b. 18 Feb 1917, d. 14 Jun 1987)
Given Name: Catherine
Change: Date: 30 Apr 2017
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Selwood, Raymond George (b. 7 Nov 1917, d. 19 Jun 1966)
Note: RAAF HONOURS AND AWARDS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES



Warrant Officer RAYMOND GEORGE SELWOOD No 8729



"Warrant Officer Selwood joined No 11 [GR/FB] Squadron in December 1943 as First Engineer on Catalina Flying Boats, During his operational tour with No 11 Squadron he was engaged in four mine-laying operations in the Halmahera Islands and
Caroline Islands, three night-bombing raids on Kavieng and forty escort and armed reconnaissance flights.



"In March 1945 he joined No 113 Air-Sea Rescue Flight, transferring to No 115 Air-Sea Rescue Flight in July of the same year. While on air-sea rescue, he has partaken in a further 38 sorties, including 10 secret missions for the Allied
Intelligence Bureau, which involved alighting in enemy waters close to strong shore positions.



"Throughout his 1045 hours of operational flying, Warrant Officer Selwood has displayed complete reliability as a flight engineer and coolness in the face of enemy fire".



Newspaper reports -

Raymond Selwood has gained the highest award in NSW for the final stage of carpentry and joinery.....Mr Selwood, who lives with his wife and little girl at Clarke Street, West Ryde, will receive three major prizes, The Len Sallows Memorial
Prize, The Building Workers' Industrial Union Prize and The Len Sallows [Main Northern] Memorial Prize.....



Raymond George Selwood MID No 8729 RAAF died suddenly at his residence, Clarke Street, West Ryde, aged 48 years......body willed to University of NSW.
Note: (Medical):RAAF HONOURS AND AWARDS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES



Warrant Officer RAYMOND GEORGE SELWOOD No 8729



"Warrant Officer Selwood joined No 11 [GR/FB] Squadron in December 1943 as First Engineer on Catalina Flying Boats.

During his operational tour with No 11 Squadron he was engaged in four mine-laying operations in the Halmahera Islands and Caroline Islands, three night-bombing raids on Kavieng and forty escort and armed reconnaissance flights.



"In March 1945 he joined No 113 Air-Sea Rescue Flight, transferring to No 115 Air-Sea Rescue Flight in July of the same year. While on air-sea rescue, he has partaken in a further 38 sorties, including 10 secret missions for the Allied
Intelligence Bureau, which involved alighting in enemy waters close to strong shore positions.



"Throughout his 1045 hours of operational flying, Warrant Officer Selwood has displayed complete reliability as a flight engineer and coolness in the face of enemy fire."



Newspaper reports -

Raymond Selwood has gained the highest award in NSW for the final stage of carpentry and joinery.....Mr Selwood, who lives with his wife and little girl at Clarke Street, West Ryde, will receive three major prizes, The Len Sallows Memorial
Prize, The Building Workers' Industrial Union Prize and The Len Sallows [Main Northern] Memorial Prize.....



Raymond George Selwood MID No 8729 RAAF died suddenly at his residence, Clarke Street, West Ryde, aged 48 years....body willed to University of NSW.
Given Name: Raymond George
Occupation: Builder.
Change: Date: 12 Aug 2005

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Hubbard, Enid Mary GRACE (b. 21 Nov 1914, d. 23 Dec 2006)
Given Name: Enid Mary GRACE
Change: Date: 5 Jun 2011

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Coleman, Arthur Charles (b. 14 Dec 1905, d. 19 Dec 1988)
Note: Arthur Coleman was a grandson of George Coleman, a miner in Cornwall, England and a son of John Coleman, a ganger with the South Australian Railways. His mother Ellen [nee Clark] was born on 17 April 1876 in South Australia and died in 1915
when Arthur was only 10 years of age. At that time ages of the seven surviving children of that family ranged from 15 years to less than one year. One daughter had died in 1913. See a separate handwritten sheet for details of that family.



Arthur's father then remarried but it was not a happy family and Arthur left school when 12-13 years old and commenced work on a farm. Many jobs followed until he moved to Queensland during Depression years 1931-32 where his first job was
digging peanuts. After a while he found work as a timber feller at Elginvale, near Yarraman Qld where he lived in a tent with two friends and fellow workers Allan Edmonds and Allan Edwardson.



As a result of frequent visits to Ipswich on days off work Arthur met Elsie Selwood and a warm relationship developed. In 1936, after about four years 'living in the bush' Arthur obtained work with the Main Roads Department and moved to
Southport. By that time his relationship with Elsie had deepened and they were married in Ipswich on 9 October 1937. They had three sons and two daughters.



Arthur and Elsie settled in Southport but after changing jobs and working at Molendina Stone Quarry, Southport and later doing some taxi driving, the family moved to Rosewood in 1942. There Arthur commenced work as a coal miner, which
occupation he continued until he retired.



He died at Ipswich on 19 December 1988 aged 83 years.
Given Name: Arthur Charles
Change: Date: 8 Jun 2006

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McArdle, Patrick Michael (b. 1 Jul 1947, d. 1994)
Given Name: Patrick Michael
Change: Date: 2 Oct 1998

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Murnin, Grace Clifford (b. 1849, d. ?)
Note: 1901 England Census lists Charles H and Susan M Green and their son Charles M Green as residing at "Sunnyside", Winchester Road, Andover, Hampshire.



Also listed as a visitor is Grace C. Gedye, Widow, aged 51 years, born in Sydney NSW. Searches have revealed that she was a sister of Susan M. Green mentioned above.



Record of death has not been found. Perhaps she remained in England and died there.



Records show that in 1853 Charles T. Gedye married Mary H. Wintle, birth record not found, died at Paddington NSW in 1876, father shown as William Wintle. Children born to this couple appear to have been Laura M. born 1854, a female born at
Newcastle in 1856 and Florence C. born at Paddington in 1858. In 1883, at Paddington, Florence married Arthur H.P. Savage, born 1850, parents Arthur Savage and Charlotte.



After Mary H. Gedye died in 1876 Charles Townsend Gedye married Grace Clifford Murnin at Parramatta in 1880. There do not appear to be any children born to this couple.
Given Name: Grace Clifford
Change: Date: 15 Feb 2008

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Selwood, Lousia May (b. 26 May 1883, d. 20 Jan 1885)
Note: Gympie Cemetery records show Louisa May Sellwood was buried in the Church of England Section of the Old Gympie Cemetery. This cemetery was closed in 1886 and is now a residential area and Tozer Park.
Given Name: Lousia May
Change: Date: 15 Oct 2015
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Selwood, William Henry (b. 21 May 1887, d. 17 Jul 1931)
Note: William Henry was the third child/second son born to the Sellwood family in Gympie. However as the first two children were registered as Selwood, so was William registered with that spelling.



William did not marry and apparently he led an unsettled life. His schooling was minimal, he did not settle in his home town and his employment wherever he drifted to was irregular. He was sometimes described as the "black sheep' of the family.



William Henry died at Innisfail on 17 July 1931 at age 44 years. He was buried as Sellwood in Grave 21, Section 5, Row 15 at Innisfail cemetery.
Given Name: William Henry
Occupation: Labourer.
Change: Date: 23 Feb 2016
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Sellwood, Percy James (b. 22 May 1889, d. 18 Sep 1968)
Note: Perc was born at Gympie on 22 May 1889. He was Edward and Mary's third son, all born after their first child, daughter Louisa May, had died in infancy. At birth Perc was registered at the Gympie Registry Office as Sellwood but during his
lifetime he adopted the spelling Selwood because, as he explained, "everyone spells it that way."



Born and raised in a miner's environment in the gold mining town of Gympie, Perc was never one to leave the home and venture into a life away from family. Rarely during his long life did he even leave Gympie for a holiday. Always a labourer,
his other interest was fossicking for gold in the many mullock heaps of the Gympie mines.



In 1919 when Perc was 30 years of age his eldest brother Tom died leaving a widow and three children between the ages of 19 months and six years. Less than a year later his father died. By this time brother Bill [age 32] had left home, Herb
[age 21] was married and was a School Teacher at Beaudesert and George [age 19] had joined the Public Service in Brisbane. This left sister Agnes [age 28] and mother Mary at home in a miner's-type cottage in Shank Street with Perc the
principal, or even the only, bread winner. Shortly after Tom's widow Elsie and her three children left Gympie and settled in Ipswich to be near her own family.

Then brother George arranged for title to the Shank Street property to be converted into freehold and a new home was built. Perc settled his widowed mother, his unmarried sister Agnes and himself into that home, supported the family until his
mother's death in 1934 and remained there, sharing it with Agnes, for the rest of his life. Perc never married. He died on 18 September 1968 and was buried as Percy James Sellwood in Grave No 398 in the Church of England Private Section of
Gympie cemetery. His sister Ellena [Helen?] May Selwood had been buried in that grave site when she died on 8 April 1899 aged 3 years 7 months. Later, when Agnes died in 1976, she also was buried in the same grave site. There is no headstone.
Given Name: Percy James
Occupation: Labourer.
Change: Date: 25 Aug 2005

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Sellwood, Agnes (b. 29 Apr 1891, d. 7 Sep 1976)
Note: Born in Gympie on 29 April 1891, Agnes was Edward and Mary's fifth child and their only daughter of three who survived to lead a full lifetime. First born Louisa May died at age 19 months; then followed three sons who all survived; then
Agnes; then Horace lived for only 9 months; then Ellena [Helen?] May lived for only 3 years 7 months; then two more sons survived.



At birth Agnes was registered at the Gympie Registry Office as Sellwood but during her lifetime she adopted the spelling Selwood because, as she explained, [and as her brother Perc explained about the spelling of his surname] "everyone spelt
it that way".



When her brother Tom died in 1919, Agnes was a help to widowed Elsie to raise her three young children. When her father died in 1920, Agnes [and brother Perc] looked after her widowed mother Mary right through to the latter's death in 1934.



There were however some breaks in Agnes's lifetime residence at 17 Shank Street Gympie. In 1921 Elsie and her children moved to Ipswich to be near her own family. Agnes joined them there to help with the children and worked at a shoe factory
for a brief time before returning to Gympie during the same year when Elsie married P M D Bell. In 1926 she had a real holiday. Her brother Herb, his wife Annie and children Ralph and Merle had moved to Nukualofa, Tonga where Herb was
teaching.



Agnes spent almost six months at the Tonga Islands. While she was away her brother George, his wife Constance and baby daughter Joan moved from Gympie to Chillagoe where George had been appointed as Mining Registrar/Warden. George's mother
Mary accompanied them there and stayed until Agnes returned from Tonga. At the same time brother Perc journeyed to Gordonvale where he had been offered work [cane cutting?] but he too returned to Gympie when Agnes arrived back from Tonga.



Agnes remained a spinster and lived at 17 Shank Street Gympie all her life, sharing the home for 34 years with her brother Perc after their mother died in 1934. When he died in 1968 she lived alone until forced to enter a Nursing Home for her
last few years.



During her relatively lonely life Agnes enjoyed many holidays away from Gympie, many times being invited by her brother George to visit him and his family at various towns in Queensland to where he moved on transfer in the Public Service. She
spent time in Tully, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Redcliffe [holiday cottage] and Yeronga to name a few.



Lawn bowls was her main interest for many years but knee trouble forced her to give up that activity. She died at Gympie on 7 September 1976 aged 85 years and was buried as Agnes Sellwood in Grave No 398 in the Church of England Private
Section of Gympie cemetery. The same grave site contains the bodies of her brother Perc who was buried in 1968 and Ellena [Helen?] May Selwood who died on 8 April 1899 aged 3 years and 7 months. There is no headstone.
Given Name: Agnes
Change: Date: 19 May 2006

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Sellwood, Horace (b. 9 Mar 1893, d. 20 Jun 1894)
Note: Gympie Cemetery records show that Horace Selwood was buried in grave No. 294 of the Church of England Private Section. Also buried in that grave was Edward T. Sellwood and Mary Sellwood.
Given Name: Horace
Change: Date: 8 May 2005

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Selwood, Ellena May (b. 11 Sep 1895, d. 8 Apr 1899)
Note: Birth records in Sydney name her as Ellena May Selwood; death records name her as Helen May Sellwood.



Gympie cemetery records show Helen May Selwood, grave No. 398 of the Church of England Private Section. Also buried in that grave are Percy James Sellwood and Agnes Sellwood. There is no headstone.
Given Name: Ellena May
Change: Date: 6 Nov 2006

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Green, Charles (b. 15 Feb 1865, d. 20 May 1943)
Note: The third son of William Benjamin and Elizabeth Green, Charles was born on 15 February 1865 at Mondure Station. Before he had reached his teens the family had left Mondure and moved to adjoining Barambah Station where his father became Manager
for new owners the Moore brothers. Whilst it appears that Charles's mother and at least some of her family spent some time at Toowoomba during the late 1870s and early 1880s, it also seems that Charles remained at Barambah. He wrote his
Reminiscences in 1941 when he had retired and in them he recounts experiences as a young stockman on that run.



In November 1882, when aged 17 years, Charles moved to Yabba Station, up on the Jimna Range between Nanango and Nambour in Queensland. There he worked as a stockman under Manager Dick Bushnell and when Bushnell left in 1890 Charles took over
the management position. He remained Manager until he handed over to Charles MacDonald in 1908, completing an unbroken period of 26 years on that run.



Charles married Jane Veitch [born 16 June 1872 at Gympie, parents Andrew Veitch and Julia Boddington who had married in 1868] at St Thomas's church, Toowong, on 10 June 1896. Charles was listed in the church register as a Bachelor, born at
Mondure, occupation Station Manager, age 31, residing at Yabba Station, parents William Benjamin Green, Station Owner, and Elizabeth Alford. Jane was listed as Spinster, born at Gympie, no occupation, age 23, residing at Gympie, parents Andrew
Veitch, Engineer, and Julia Boddington. Witnesses were Arthur Hely [brother-in-law of Charles] and J.W.Green [brother]. The Officiating Minister was H.D.Knatchbull. Charles's marriage at St Thomas's was the third for the Green family at that
church, his sister Mary Godfrey Elizabeth Green having been married there in 1893 and another sister Ellen Frances in 1895. There is evidence that some of the Greens were living at Milton, a suburb of Brisbane adjoining Toowong, for some of the
1890s, which could explain the family's frequent use of this church. Perhaps also they were drawn there by the memory of Reverend Benjamin Glennie having been its Rector in 1876-77 [later an Archdeacon and Canon]. He had been very well known to
the Alford family in the 1840s and 1850s at Drayton and Toowoomba and had officiated at Alford family baptism/s and at the Alford/Green marriage.



Jane bore six children during her stay ay Yabba - three born in Brisbane and two at Wellington Point and her last child, Dorothy Maxwell Green, born at Kilcoy. However that Baby, born 6 December 1907, died one week later. Perhaps that death
influenced the Greens to give up Station life, particularly on such an isolated run as Yabba was, which Charles described in his Reminiscences as " the most ungetatable Station in Southern Queensland....." The Greens moved to Nanango in 1908
where their seventh child was born. Their home was established on an elevated site in bush surroundings at the edge of town and they called it Alta Vista. Its address later became known as Home Street but even in the 1990s construction of that
street had not been completely finished. The house remains standing in the 21st Century, in a well maintained condition, in its semi bush location, comfortably distant from the town's residential expansion.



In 1910, after various jobs including some contract droving, Charles commenced work as a cattle buyer for Queensland Meat Export Company. This not only onvolved widespread travel to runs in the Nanango and surrounding Districts, on horseback in
the early years and sulky in later years, but also entailed visits to Far West Queensland by train, coach and on horseback. Charles remained active in this work for 29 years and retired in 1939 at age 74.



After he retired Charles wrote his Reminiscences, handwritten in pencil in a writing pad. In them he recounts so many stories about lives of stockmen, Station Managers and others, exciting brumby running in the upper reaches of the Brisbane
River, visitations to Far West properties. Some are funny, some sad, some poignant, but all making interesting reading. A typed copy is filed at the National Library in Canberra under title "Long Ride by Charlie Green" and a copy is also in the
Oxley Library in Brisbane. Some of his stories are repeated in Wilderness to Wealth, which was published in 1950 for the Nanango Centenary. Some also appear in Pioneering into the Future, which was published in 1998 to record the history of the
Nanango Shire. In addition, extracts have been printed in the Stockman's Hall of Fame quarterly paper during the 1980s and 1990s, which brought favourable responses from some old time readers who knew him.



Charles Green was registered as an Unsung Hero of the Outback at the Stockman's Hall of Fame at Longreach in 1993, one of five Green brothers to be so recognised. He died at Nanango on 20 May 1943. Jane had passed away before him on 19 June
1942, also at Nanango.



Children born to Charles and Jane were -



Constance Isabel Green - born 10 June 1897 at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. She married Vivian George [known as George] Sellwood on 7 March 1926 at South Brisbane. Children born were Joan Constance 20 February 1926 at Brisbane, Mavis Betty 16
December 1927 at Chillagoe but died 7 January 1928, Vivian Edward Maxwell 8 December 1928 at Chillagoe, Clive Percival 12 June 1931 at Chillagoe, Gordon Charles 14 February 1933 at Chillagoe and John Herbert 21 May 1935 at Tully.

Constance died at Rothwell, Qld on 18 March 1993. Her husband George had passed away at Redcliffe on 21 November 1982.



William Henry [known as Harry] Green - born 22 March 1899 at Brisbane, died 23 August 1947 at Nanango.



Charles Gordon [known as Gordon] Green - born 25 September 1900 at Brisbane, died 3 December 1919 at Nanango.
A copy of his Memoirs has been supplied to The Kilkivan and District Historical Society Inc.


Edwin John [known as Jack] Green - born 7 December 1902 at Wellington Point. He married Marjorie Ryder on 22 April 1946 at Roma and they had children John Charles [known as Charles] born 17 January 1947 at Roma, Geoffrey Edwin born 28 June 1948
at Roma but died 13 July 1948 at Brisbane, Susan Janette born 30 September 1951 at Roma and Sally Anne Helen born 3 January 1954 at Roma.

Jack died at Roma on 24 November 1985.



Elsie Muriel [known as Betty] Green - born 25 February 1905 at Wellington Point. She married Leonard Abraham at Nanango on 5 July 1941 and they had children Dorothy born 14 AQpril 1942 at Nanango and Gordon born 30 June 1944 at Nanango.

Betty died in Brisbane on 18 March 1990. Len had predeceased her on 2 March 1961, at Nanango.



Dorothy Maxwell Green - born 6 December 1907 at Kilcoy, died 13 December 1907.



Lionel Leslie Green - born 15 April 1910 at Nanango. He married Phyllis Clarke on 21 April 1938 at Longreach. Their children were Judith Leslie born 13 March 1940 at Cairns, Malcolm born 5 June 1944 at Cairns and Jennifer Margaret born 19 July
1948 at Bundaberg.

Lionel died at Caloundra on 1 June 2002.
Given Name: Charles
Occupation: Station Manager, Cattle Buyer.
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Veitch, Jane (b. 16 Jun 1872, d. 10 Jun 1942)
Note: Following her death on 16 June 1942 The Nanango News published a glowing report on Jane Green's contributions to community service in Nanango. Rev Loxton of St Anne's Church of England mourned "the loss of one of the longest and best workers in
Nanango Parish whose life may be summed up in two words - devotion and service".



Besides being "everything that a mother and wife can and should be in her home, she demonstrated devotion to Christ in His Church" and was President of The Weavers Club for 19 years [from 1923 until her death in 1942], a large number of willing
workers who gave up their time making articles of drapery for use at Nanango hospital, so saving that institution and its patients very large sums of money over the years. An example was that in 1929-30 The Weavers Club provided the hospital
with 330 articles of linen, including quilts, men's pyjamas, operating gowns, sheets, pillow slips, towels etc.
Given Name: Jane
Change: Date: 15 Jan 2014
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Green, William Benjamin (b. 22 Mar 1837, d. 23 Jul 1901)
Note: Baptised at St Martin-in-the Fields church, London, on 27 April 1837, William Benjamin was the only child of William Green 2 and Mary Anne Frances Green [nee Foster/Ashmead]. At age 19 years he arrived in Sydney with his parents on the Dunbar
on 27 September 1856. Also on board were his uncle Charles Henry Green and his wife Caroline [nee Stewart]. The latter couple had been on vacation/convalecence in England and were returning to Australia, whereas William Benjamin and his parents
were visiting the Colony for the first time.



No information has been found regarding William Benjamin's activities for the next three years or so but during the later months of 1860 his presence in Toowoomba Qld was reported in the local newspaper on a number of occasions. He attended a
Ball accompanying ladies from the Alford and Boulton families; he attended and was active at a public meeting that had been called to seek nominations for the positions of Councillors for Toowoomba's first Council; he attended and was active at
a meeting that elected the first Church Wardens for St Luke's church, Toowoomba; he as Manager of Mondure Station in the South Burnett District, purchased in 1860 by his father William Green and a London partner Thomas McEwen, was advertising
in a Toowoomba newspaper that he had sheep from Mondure for sale.



Then, on 6 December 1860, he married Elizabeth Alford at St Luke's church, Toowoomba, and proceeded to Mondure Station. The church register reads that "William Benjamin Green, Batchelor, born at London, occupation Sheep Farmer, age 23, place of
residence Mondure, parents William Green, Sheep Farmer, and Mary Ann Green maiden name Foster [should it have been Ashmead?] married Elizabeth Alford, Spinster, born at Paterson NSWales, no occupation, age 20, place of residence Toowoomba,
parents Thomas Alford, Auctioneer, and Elizabeth Alford maiden name Boulton." Witnesses were Thomas Alford and William Green; Officiating Minister was Benjamin Glennie. The entry in the register, including all the signatures, is written in the
same hand.



Record of the marriage is also kept in an official register at Queensland Archives and that record shows William Benjamin's age as 24 years [in fact he was 23 years and 8 months], William Green's occupation as Grazier and Thomas Alford's
occupation as Commission Agent. That entry also records that "the consent of Thomas Alford.....was given to the marriage.....Elizabeth Alford being under the age of 21 years".



There is a letter in family papers stating that the Best Man at William Benjamin's wedding was Ernest de Satge. He was an elder brother of Oscar de Satge. From a very "well connected" life in England, they had arrived in Melbourne in 1853 when
still in their teens. Ernest proceeded to Queensland where he had letters of introduction to squatters on the Darling Downs. He worked on and managed pastoral runs on the Downs and it would have been his involvment in grazing activities that
William Benjamin got to know him. Oscar moved into Queensland in 1854 after working for a time in the Victorian Public Service and also became involved in grazing pursuits. He won a seat in the Queensland Parliament in 1869 and developed into a
very prominent citizen of that State. He wrote a pioneering classic "Pages from the Journal of a Queensland Squatter", detailing an expanse of 50 years residency in Australia.



William Benjamin managed Mondure, a run of about 350 sqmls, until about 1875 when ownership changed and he moved to adjoining run Barambah as temporary manager for the purpose of a bangtail muster preparatory to the Moore brothers taking over
as new owners of that run.



The Greens had eight children while at Mondure [one died at infancy], then two were registered at Toowoomba and one at Nanango. Writings about each of these children appear separately.



Not a lot is known of William Benjamin's activities after his muster at Barambah but there is evidence that Elizabeth settled in Toowoomba to be close to her widowed mother. Her father, Thomas Alford, had died in 1864. However, what evidence of
William Benjamin's activities that does exist indicates that he continued to be involved in some activities in the Nanango District - on several occasions between 1865 and 1884 he is listed in Pughs Almanac as a Commissioner of the Peace -
in 1880 he was appointed Secretary and Joint Auditor of the original Barambah Divisional Board which was formed " to remove control of roads and bridges from the Public Works Department to the Board.....". He was replaced in 1885 [reference
Pioneering into the Future] - from 1880 to 1888 he held a position of Clerk in Nanango - he appears to have been Secretary of the Race Club at least during some of those years [reference as above].



In 1886 William Benjamin was admitted to Dunwich Benevolent Asylum because of "ill health". He listed his occupation as Accountant and wrote that his wife [and seven children] was living on the Mort Estate at Toowoomba; his eldest son William
was at Warnambool Downs [south of Winton], Ernest was on Mount Marlow Station [north of Adavale], Charles was on Yabba Station [east of Nanango]. The admission record is noted that he was discharged from Dunwich on 1 February 1887.



Next evidence of his movements is an application for readmission to Dunwich dated at Charleville on 23 October 1893. He listed son William as a Stockman at Fort Constantine [north of Cloncurry], Ernest as a Sheep Overseer at Wigton [South
Burnett District], Charles on a Station on the Burnett [it would have been Yabba], John as a Clerk at Royal Bank, Brisbane and "six daughters unmarried" - it should have read four daughters and two sons - living with their mother in Milton
[a suburb of Brisbane, adjoining Toowong]. William Benjamin stated his occupation as Accountant, he had been working at Albert Raynor's hotel, Tambo Road, for six months but had left to go to Tambo hospital where he was a patient for about
three weeks.



The application has several notations added on the front, four of which appear to be stamps of the Immigration Department in Brisbane. Another is by an Immigration Agent directing the application to the Government Medical Officer for a report,
who wrote on 27 November 1893 "Applicant has suffered from an ulcer of the leg. In my opinion Green could earn his living if he kept away from the drink". Then followed another notation on 28 November "He must be ironed out". Another notation
is ineligible but finally there is written "Admit, by Colonial Secretary's direction" dated 30 November. The reverse of the form contains a note by a doctor that William Benjamin "had been suffering from an ulcer of the leg and is physically
unfit to work for a living". Another notation reads that "this applicant is from Tambo way, therefore no householders know him". William Benjamin's original record of admission is noted "Readmitted 5 December 1893" then follows On Leave
notations 23 July to 31 July 1895, 6 September to 21 September 1898, 6 February to 13 February 1900. Finally is written "Last seen by Medical Superintendent 23 July 1901, Died 23 July 1901, Buried 24 July 1901". He was 64. William Benjamin was
buried at Dunwich but his body was later exhumed and transferred to Toowong cemetery "by licence". Entries in a register of Home Secretary's correspondence, at Queensland State Archives, show that on 21 August 1901 The Medical Superintendent
was written to asking why a report on "illness of inmate Green" had not been submitted; on 10 August 1901 the report was received; on 4 December 1901 he wrote that "coffin of Green now ready to be exhumed.



Burial at Toowong cemetery was completed on 6 December 1901. Buried on the right of William Benjamin is his eldest son William James Green. These two graves are listed as Portion 11, Lot 518, A and B in Queensland Family History Society Toowong
Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions Volume 3. [Portion 11 is close to the cemetery's office and is bounded by Boundary Road and 15th Avenue]. Buried on the left of William Benjamin is his wife Elizabeth. Unfortunately the headstone of that grave
has been destroyed and the grave is unmarked.



William Benjamin's father died in London on 5 September 1877 and left his estate to his wife Mary. It consisted of "effects under 450 pounds, no leaseholds" and included an annuity of 156 pounds per annum. Mary died at Bath on 27 August 1889
and left her estate of 374 pounds 8 shillings and 2 pence to her "dear son William Benjamin Green of Nanango, Queensland".



William Benjamin would have been happy to receive his inheritance in 1890. His family had been living on the Mort Estate at Toowoomba in 1886 but there is evidence that they lived at Milton. Brisbane, in the 1890s. Perhaps the funds from
England assisted them in settling at their new address.



In 1893 William Benjamin was living alone in Charleville [or Tambo?] from where he applied for readmission to Dunwich. His re-entry there occurred on 5 December 1893 and the marriage of his daughter Mary Godfrey Elizabeth Green to Arthur Leslie
Hely occurred the next day at St Thomas's church, Toowong.



William Benjamin Green is listed on the Welcome Wall, Darling Harbour, Sydney - Panel 30, Column 1, Line 145.
Given Name: William Benjamin
Occupation: Station Manager, Accountant.
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