Shire of Dumbleyung

Corner Harvey & Dawson Street

PO Box 99
DUMBLEYUNG WA 6350

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Jan 4, 2018

Candlelight Locality Sign

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Edited: Apr 10, 2018

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND: The Historical Locality Sign project is an initiative of the Shire of Dumbleyung Historical Committee. The aim of this project is to document our history in a way that is also interesting to our future generations and tourists as part of a drive trail.

The concept is for photos being of settling families, sporting groups and some interesting farm practices, structures and facts. We are also documenting all families past and present in the ‘Families’ list. The majority of the sign content has been compiled from previous history publications.

We realise that not all historical information will fit within these guidelines so further stories and family information can now be uploaded by anyone on our new historical forum under the relevant locality.

For further information, please contact Nicole at the Shire of Dumbleyung on (08) 9863 4012 or ntaylor@dumbleyung.wa.gov.au

 

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TEXT WITHIN SIGN FOR SEARCH PURPOSES ONLY
district of Candlelight 1s
small. EB Clarke's Rupertswood
and George Edwards' Katoomba
and perhaps Mr Stallwood's
selection were considered to be
situated within Candlelight.
A small goods shed stood at the
siding for the convenience of those
who consigned or received goods
by rail. Nearby a large squatters'
tank was installed and equipped
with a trough for the team horses
to be watered during wheat
carting time. This was kept
replenished by rail water tankers
carting from Wishbone, the
responsibility of the pump
' attendant at the siding to the west
of Moulyinning.
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After parcel freight to Candlelight
was discontinued in 1976, the
goods shed with its name
attached was put up for tender.
Mr Owen Mott was successful in
acqu1r1ng the shed which now :..
stands on Mott's Glenalbyn farm.
In 1995 the Dumbleyung Shire
replaced the signs for each siding
which had been removed by
Westrail during the mid 1970's.
c~ time at 'l<'atoom/Ja I
George Sr and his son WHG 'Harry' Edwards, George's wife Priscilla and
grandchildren. Roy Matthews and George Jr were crutching.
Atkins, Burton, Clarke,
Edwards, Gooding, Guelfi,
Morgan, Morris, Stallwood,
Pearce
Mr Edward Beech
'Ted/EB' Clarke WW1
Service. 1917 - 1919, 30th
Battalion, Western Front.
Mr EB and Mrs Dorothy
Clarke visiting Perth, 1935
While still in his teens, Edward Beech Clarke, an
orphaned only child, left Katamatite in northern Victoria
with his few possessions in a tin trunk. After working on
farms and selections for a time, Ted Clarke took up land
at Candlelight, an abandoned selection previously in the
hands of a Bill Burton.
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Kids in Sulky
Heading off from Rupertswood, Candlelight
to Moulyinning school. Ed, Win, Arthur and Rene Clarke
!-laJWe.dillf at Rl1(lRJtl,w!,;,d·wlllt a team o/ ~
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tAe Otmlb~ Railwa.v, would fU1M ~ tAe
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Candeligh t children travelled
to the Moulyin ning school by
horse and cart . Stories are
told of when children didn't
secure the horses properly,
the horses would return
home, leaving the children to
walk.
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1. Woolkabin 1910-1916
2. Bibiking 1926-1 937
3. Nippering 1909-1912
4. North Nippering 1921-1932
• lleJlli:aje gdmo&, •
14. Datatine 1916-1943
15, Coomelberrup 1922-1930
16, Kilburn 1928-1941
17. North Kukerin No 1 1917-1923 I r..,.., u •
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I It~"'•Y Ii:. ·~•y1·1· on the w~JD--OL ~in, to
u~r,anille(f' conun · " ' • •"• G 1 Yung at 11 • The traJo !':.'fabtioa hae ,;!";
Dulea eaet o1P·~Yeeterday .c left Durnble-
111•aab .,, •'"a . ia dr• ad..,,
' lion. •w~y, on the ... • °"'1!11 to B "" .ftye
I motor The P•aen ~undar10• to W~ •nd
mt1fU o/ WeAte!rli 4UJ/Jullia I ltaelt ia ~~~ to ~~ ~:i• trana/e~~::, T·
I 1°~rro•.. •.tJ>ected to reacii'\v I T_be trai:
G • train wb· h &Ill betor• race at D le •hould h
I account of • -m. today ••• left Lal:
References & Further Information / rieur C. d • aabaway "•• held the •
Dumbleyung and Districts Pictorial, Dumbleyung and Districts Short Stories, Beyond length, n / • light. A: ~ Neendalin:• OIi
The Fence, A History Of Dumbleyung, Trove Notes Website: http //trove nla gov.au, I 01·er a O hrai/ are . andleli~ht ae •nd
Wagin Argus Newspaper , Vrsit the shrre office for publications I floo,I ,.. "'t•• a1r17 fou •w,mgiDJr iu th veral
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w· b • e,.. ar. r eet dee e air
18 bone Siding Jll:~ted la tif.; Beay_y
- no· o' . ,t:· ., .. 1 ur1ng the Dert ;.,:Ir, at
,.,-~~;;. at"\,,_ Western Mal/ T'fi"ur our•.
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"\ sday 15 March 1934
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Back: Snow 'George' Edwards holding brother
Noel Edwards, Dorry Franks (n Edwards), Alf
Edwards, Roy Willmott, Violet Willmott (n
Edwards), Jessie Bartlett (n Edwards), Dulcie
Cronin (n Willmott), Hazel Buck (n Edwards),
Norm Matthews with mother Queenie Matthews
(n Edwards), Ellie Edwards (n Dunham), Harry
Edwards holding son Howard Edwards. Middle:
George Edwards Jr, Jack (Norman George)
Edwards, Jean Waddell (n Bartlett), Priscilla
Edwards 'Grand mother' (n Gibbs), June
Patterson (n Bartlett), George Edwards Sr 'Grand
father', Ruth Franks, John Bartlett.George
Bartlett, Eric Edwards. Front: Catherine Bartlett
holding Geoffrey Willmott, Jonathon Willmott.
• • •
Henry Edwards, born in Bristol, England in 1833 married Ellen Shipway. They had ten children, William Henry (married
Elizabeth Pollard), Eliza, Emily, Alice, Isabella, Eleanor, Alfred, Rosina, Ada and Jessie. The family including William's
three children, Helen (died at sea), Henry and George emigrated from England in the early 1880's and settled in
Katoomba, New South Wales. Around 1895 brothers Henry and George moved to Western Australia. George began a
contract carrying business in Bayview Terrace, Claremont and married Priscilla Gibbs of Cannington. They had eight
children, William Henry George 'Harry', Dorothy, Violet, Jessie, George Roy 'GR', Stanley, Elizabeth 'Queenie' and
Norman George 'Jack'. While still retaining his carrying business, George selected land near the Candlelight soak
about 1906. A team of Italians was employed to clear the land and a home was erected of timber and iron for the family
who arrived by train approximately 1913. Later when cows were introduced to Katoomba, butter and eggs were sent
by rail to Walkers Store in Bayview Terrace. The Edwards' garden attracted the attention of the Editor of the Southern
Argus in 1922 when he visited the area just prior to the first Kukerin Show. "It was reported recently in a Perth Weekly
that fruit and vegetables would not thrive in these districts, which is a reflection on the soil. As there are several lovely
gardens and orchards around and a visit to Mr Edwards will convince anyone what the soil is capable of'. Bricks were
railed from Perth to the new Candlelight siding and a large country home was built about 1924 and named 'Katoomba'.
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5. Mount Pleasant 1916-1927 18, North Kukerin No 2 1924-1 942
19, Tarin Rock 1920-1943
~ ii .fu<'en
6. Rosehill 1905-1915,1925-1930,1935-1938
= " BIBIKING
7. Dongolocking 1911 -1921,1924-1946 20. Jinarnin 191 7-1919
~ 8. Dumbleyung North 1910-1911 21 Merilup No 21935-1939
a e " . • 9. North Moulyinning 1928-1941 22. Merilup Assisted School 1931-1935 E ~
10. Moulyinning 1914-1958 23. Merilup No 11924-1927
g 11. Wishl:mne No 2 1926-1946 24. South Kukerin 1912-1921, 1922-1929
u ~ 12. Wishbone No 1 1909-1913 25. South Kukerin West (Partner's House) 1934-1940
13. Brambrae 1921-1927 26. Pingarning 1940-1946
References & Further Information
Dumbleyung and Districts Pictorial, Dumbleyung and Districts Short
Stories. Beyond The Fence, A History Of Dumbleyung, Trove Notes
Website: http://trove.nla.gov.au, Wagin Argus Newspaper. Visit the
shire office for publications
-------=>O~ o-<::::==-------The
Stallwoods arrived in 1920 with their three children, Bill, Ethel
and Ruby. Whilst trying to develop their farm William worked as a
railway runner and Gertie as the post mistress. On their departure in
the 1930's daughter Ruby Stallwood and her future husband Ernest
Popplewell took over the Moulyinning Post Office for a few years. JeS
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morning . Y ou ca ·
my face at th n JUSt see
nursing the o~ rear. The lad
Kay from Clare her 1s Charlie ~
mate of yours ~ont a school ,.-::;_ l ;
fks Chuck. Th~ he know him !', -. - _,W,
, ·' Blackbo ,ts ace b,llt • . /J'. ~~~~o;:~ ~~si ~' ~:t, :t: . L 1 _!L\'
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n three board~ s and sleep -=~ I f>
s ant to ke on a small
feilgl ht inch:~ uJo~dff thfe floor. t. , ~ - yesterda O snow ~ -~ •
Heaps of Io vey t o saollm. Tee dc .o ld · ;;:; -~_-. --_~_ ~ • ~- -·!-4--- s- I • . ~ "'""'"'- "sL; ':,:,,,. 1;i' . r, > , _ - --~ -~ _, :t. -
Shifting Wool at 'Katoomba' during World War II
Back: George and John Bartlett. Middle: Theresa
Edwards with Jean and June Bartlett. Front: Harry
Edwards driving with son, Noel and Cath Bartlett.
The Bartlett children were Harry Edwards' nieces
and nephews and like many families whose fathers
had joined up, they returned to their family in the
country for the duration of the war. Rubber tyres
replaced the original steel wheels. SE
EJ Clarke 'Eddie' (pictured far left)
enlisted for the RAAF in October 1942 in
Perth aged 18 years and 8 months. Two
days later, he travelled by train to Victor
Harbour, South Australia for initial
training. (Article in Trove, re his earlier
departure meant the community were
unable to organise a farewell function).
In the following year, Eddie completed
air crew training at Sale and Ballarat,
Victoria. He sailed from Sydney to the
UK in August 1943.
On arrival in England, Eddie completed
241 hours of Advanced Training at RAF
training bases in different aircraft while
moving up the ranks to Flight Sergeant.
In October 1944, Eddie was posted to
the Bomber Command 625 Squadron
based at Kelstern where he joined an
RAF international crew as the wireless
officer. The crew flew 24 sorties (return
flights) over German targets such as
Cologne, Mannheim and Dusseldorf.
According to his official records, Eddie
flew a total of 30 sorties of 437.10 hours
in an aircraft.
Following VE Day, Eddie returned to
Perth in August 1945. EJ returned to the
family farm at 'Rupertswood',
Candlelight before he took up two blocks
of land in Tarin Rock, east of Kukerin.
Eddie farmed there until his death in
June 1998.

 

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  • Henry Edwards, born in Bristol, England in 1833 married Ellen Shipway. They had ten children, William Henry (married Elizabeth Pollard), Eliza, Emily, Alice, Isabella, Eleanor, Alfred, Rosina, Ada and Jessie. The family including William’s three children, Helen (died at sea), Henry and George emigrated from England in the early 1880’s and settled in Katoomba, New South Wales. Around 1895 brothers Henry and George moved to Western Australia. George began a contract carrying business in Bayview Terrace, Claremont and married Priscilla Gibbs of Cannington. They had eight children, William Henry George ‘Harry’, Dorothy, Violet, Jessie, George Roy ‘GR’, Stanley, Elizabeth ‘Queenie’ and Norman George ‘Jack’. While still retaining his carrying business, George selected land near the Candlelight soak about 1906. A team of Italians was employed to clear the land and a home was erected of timber and iron for the family who arrived by train approximately 1913. Later when cows were introduced to Katoomba, butter and eggs were sent by rail to Walkers Store in Bayview Terrace. The Edwards’ garden attracted the attention of the Editor of the Southern Argus in 1922 when he visited the area just prior to the first Kukerin Show. “It was reported recently in a Perth Weekly that fruit and vegetables would not thrive in these districts, which is a reflection on the soil. As there are several lovely gardens and orchards around and a visit to Mr Edwards will convince anyone what the soil is capable of”. Bricks were railed from Perth to the new Candlelight siding and a large country home was built about 1924 and named ‘Katoomba’. PICTURED: Edwards family at Katoomba Homestead c 1942 Back: Snow ‘George’ Edwards holding brother Noel Edwards, Dorry Franks (n Edwards), Alf Edwards, Roy Willmott, Violet Willmott (n Edwards), Jessie Bartlett (n Edwards), Dulcie Cronin (n Willmott), Hazel Buck (n Edwards), Norm Matthews with mother Queenie Matthews (n Edwards), Ellie Edwards (n Dunham), Harry Edwards holding son Howard Edwards. Middle: George Edwards Jr, Jack (Norman George) Edwards, Jean Waddell (n Bartlett), Priscilla Edwards ‘Grand mother’ (n Gibbs), June Patterson (n Bartlett), George Edwards Sr ‘Grand father’, Ruth Franks, John Bartlett,George Bartlett, Eric Edwards. Front: Catherine Bartlett holding Geoffrey Willmott, Jonathon Willmott. PICTURED: Crutching time at 'Katoomba' George Sr and his son WHG 'Harry' Edwards, George's wife Priscilla and grandchildren. Roy Matthews and George Jr were crutching. PICTURED: Shifting Wool at 'Katoomba' during World War II Back: George and John Bartlett. Middle: Theresa Edwards with Jean and June Bartlett. Front: Harry Edwards driving with son, Noel and Cath Bartlett. The Bartlett children were Harry Edwards' nieces and nephews and like many families whose fathers had joined up, they returned to their family in the country for the duration of the war. Rubber tyres replaced the original steel wheels. SE