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Jan 4, 2018

Edwards Family

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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

 

Jan 5, 2018

 

PICTURED L-R: Mary-Ann 'Ellie' (n Dunham), Henry 'Mick', Harry & Howard 'Spike' Edwards.

Catch of the Day are 'Skippy' at the Leschenault Estuary foreshore opposite Morangarel Nature Reserve, Australind, 1956.

Jan 5, 2018Edited: Jan 5, 2018

This is a great photo Nicole!...Mick was Harry and Ellie's eldest son born 1920 and Spike (my father) their youngest born in 1940.

Apr 5, 2018

Hi hogsau, I found the link you shared interesting thanks :) This website is a great tool for connecting family, would it be ok for you to share your full name also the town, state and country that you live in please?

Apr 5, 2018

Hi Tanya. My name is Steve Edwards. I now live in Narara, NSW. My Grandfather was Tasman John Edwards and John (Jack) Michael Edwards was my father. I actually stumbled on this page by using google to research based on the proudfoot tree. It's really great. Thank you.

 

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  • 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 Click here to download large size sign 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. ,I i .. 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. " . -.--,, ,1 .. ' ~ ,. i !I. _' ,,_ __,_ _I J~ , - 1 It I ' ' ~,A~ l __. . . ..c ......... 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/ ~ - ·-:- - .. -- -- - .. - ··• .• ~.' l1t 1911 it tJJ(U ~ tAe pMflO<lRd ex1etuirm o/ tAe Otmlb~ Railwa.v, would fU1M ~ tAe GamitelipAL vallev, l1u1iead o/ tAe mdle ~ /UJllte. It tJJ(U hwtu1t tAat a d/JJlLl/J1tuood tJuick /lfJJl, ~ lJUi va/lev, tn tAe GamitelipAL dbo/c pmtn wltidi tAe llLlJ1le oov/JJad/J; ~ 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. / / l!I ,., o'I> 'N C ~ = ·~ Smiths Rd " -----, ~ I DONGOLOCKING a "• '-Ntlite Well Rd ¾ <, Boundary Rd Treloars Rd <P NORTH KUKERIN rtJ, :!:>"1.fr Harrison Rd ,<.,> € 0 "':,'< :;:; • <q#Sutherland / P~'!.~!~T~ COARRING Rd ~ g -'§ M"lls ~ & ~ ~ ,?(I' Wombat MOULYINNING ,l!!l Drive candlelight Rd .&..: ?: Ril= ~ ~ "' -, ~ I -/§ ID _ ~"" -,;, i Rd \\«'n\e'J11,\'I 21, #' (;;; ci: -9- / NORTH .P,:>- £ ~ NIPPERING D ' WISHBONE ~ ~~ ',! Rd i _§' fl NIPPERING 1 ~~ ✓ z / Wagin . Dumbleyung R ; DUMBLEYUNG LAKE I DUMBLEYUNG ~ C l'e1e 00 tt:I rs011ttc1 E KILBURN 8 Browns COOMELBERRUP Rd Cantwells lirt ~ z . ~ CANDLELIGHT ~ ~ C'.;, ,,,Rd / Gooding Rd ~Ill. ,§ al \'Ill\ 11,d "' ~ ~9'41 ,,. !:!I _, \fl'.11'~' C "' ''I"/ --, a: f ! ¾ & C;irrd/elight I!) ~ :: ~ SOUTH .., 1,1..1 KUKERIN a: Orie Tivemy ,=· ~ E we~a a: ~ 4o Stanley Hill Ra ~ 5i ~ --' PINGARNING ne wenty Nine Rd ii! mJ ii! tll BRAMBRAE ~ . ff i " Holden Rd Si))eria Rd !II !II MERILUP Matson Rd Leo Rd l ~ ~ & = ~ FALCON DALE Faleoridale Rel r:,,-#'9:-1!, ~'b-.,;;..~ "\ ~••• §ome Mf tAe llLlJ1le tJJ{U ?fVeti due tn tAe waieJt t!eveL iii fAe dbo/c ~ iii fAe e,v~ a/, ~. ot/ieJu tAat dJl!lll~ ctoJmed tn lzave aJtJtLved at, tAe dbolc ov, ~- Wlteilwt llLU1led ov, d/JJlLl/J1tuoode!u rn dJl!lll~. tAe adopiimt o/ GamitelipAL pt tAe ~ llLU1le iii 192 2 pd it Ofl, tAe / LAKE CltAQ 1'JtAJ _ ~ I • _N IIA.JtOONED a •• Ill •" i .~ ! C 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 • I lf'I fflOY" It ,. _ DUMBLE '1 ....-. / eeveraJ ll'a h YUNG, Mar 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 'D.4711.'1 ' w: St;a.,llwooa,, i 160 ,:vOr. l3p. ~ 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•. 517. o_ .,J.. 12032 .E.JJ.ClarkR, "\ sday 15 March 1934 e/942 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'. ~ ' .i,;.% ~ 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 -------==->o~ o<:::::==-------- 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\' o 1 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.