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Phillipa Shelly Jones

A New Role for Phillipa Shelly Jones

Philippa Shelly Jones [E.2.3a.6b.5c.2d.1e] was recently elected to the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is also the Editor of the publication ASSOCIATIONS at Associations Forum and has previously worked as a solicitor. She has a Bachelor of Arts/Law, Grad Dip in Education and Certificate in Genealogical Research. Philippa brings with her a […]

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Janet Doreen Kentish

Janet Doreen Kentish – Eulogy

A Eulogy A Wonderful Mother: Janet Doreen Kentish (née Cooper) 7 December 1926 to 28 September 2017 Our wonderful mother Janet (‘Blinkie’ , ‘Jannie’) was a wonderfully caring person to us, her extended family and her many precious and valued friends. A fabulous mother. There are four of us: me, Wendy, David and Nigel. Mum […]

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A Quarry of Eulogies

Why a “quarry”? As far as I can find, there is no collective noun for a group of eulogies such as this, so I decided that “quarry” reflected the often rich resource available in eulogies written about our family members, deceased or not. The Hungerford family in Australia has had many notable members and their […]

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Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper – Eulogy

A Service of Thanksgiving For the Life of Bruce Leslie Gladstone Cooper 27 October 1923 – 20 October 2004 Shore Chapel, Blue Street, North Sydney 4.00 pm – 27 October 2004 Reverend Matthew Pickering – School Chaplain Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~ Lydia M Child, Philothea: […]

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Truxton Leslie Cooper

Truxton Leslie Cooper – Eulogy

  Eulogy Truxton Leslie Cooper 14 April 1921 – 20 March 2007 Whilst going through Dad’s computer records I found that he had started recording some memories of his life. I’d like to start off today by reading you some extracts from this. The earliest part of my life that I can remember is when […]

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Ian Truxton Cooper

Ian Truxton Cooper – Eulogy

A Tribute Ian Truxton Cooper 10 February 1955 – 12 November 2017 I would like to thank everyone for coming to help us celebrate Ian’s life, especially those of you that have travelled great distances. I would also like to thank you all for your support during Ian’s illness, especially from his local friends. This […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Marjorie Doreen Cooper – Eulogy

Tribute Marjorie Doreen Cooper 17 April 1897 – 26 December 1995 I have been asked by my Aunt Janet, my Uncle Truxton and my Father Bruce to speak on their behalf today in relation to their mother Marjorie. I thank them for that honour.  Of course, I speak on their behalf, but I trust with their […]

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Hesba Fay Brinsmead

Hesba Fay Brinsmead – Eulogy

  A Life Sketch Hesba (‘Pixie’) Hungerford Hesba Fay Brinsmead HESBA HUNGERFORD, or ‘Pixie’ as she was known, was born in Bilpin, NSW on 15 March 1922. Despite having had little formal education she became a governess and school teacher. She married Reg Brinsmead in Melbourne on 13 February 1943 and accompanied him to Wycheproof […]

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Marjorie Doreen Cooper

Mosman Memories

  I started Killarney School in 1902 when I was five years old and finished three years later at aged eight years. I lived at the head of Mosman Bay and walked by bush track or perhaps a dirt road to Killarney, up what is now Harbour Street. I was given a penny to catch […]

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A Hungerford Letter (1848) – Annie Hungerford to Septimus Hungerford

Introduction by Charles Sherlock The letter transliterated below was written in 1848 by Annie Hungerford [E.8], Septimus’ [E.7] sister. It is signed by both Annie and Mrs Catherine Hungerford, their mother, so it is possible that either wrote it, but the references to Mama must mean it is Annie’s work, since Catherine’s mother was long […]

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Tom White Melville Winder

by RB Winder and RH Prentice [Editor: This article was originally published in three parts in HAFS Journals Vol 1 No 2,  Vol 1 No 3 and Vol 1 No 4. Researchers should cite the Journal reference rather than this web page.] Part 1 – The Voyages of 1814-1817 Birth and Background The birth and family background […]

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Eliza Sophia Pilcher Hungerford

The Pilcher and Hungerford Connection

by Ann Ashby [Great-great-granddaughter of Henry Incledon Pilcher] [Editor: This article was first published in HAFS Journal Vol 1 No 3, May 1992.] On 1 February 1854 Septimus Hungerford [E.7], seventh son of Captain Emanuel Hungerford and his wife Catherine Loane, married Eliza Sophia Pilcher, eldest child of Henry Incledon Pilcher and his wife Eliza […]

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Hungerfords and Bridges: Family Connections

by Alfred Bridge Watts [Editor: This article was originally published in HAFS Journal Vol 1 No 2 Nov 1991. Among the pioneer wine growing families around the Cessnock-Polkobin-Allandale-Branxton area, one will find, among others, the names of Drayton, Chick, Goodwin, and of course Hungerford – as one will know from reading Mines, Wines and People: […]

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William Jacob Watriama

William Jacob Watriama (1880-1925)

As you know we are always researching and updating our family information. Just recently we found another name to add to our list. William Jacob Watriama [L.VIII.iii.7.1a=] was born in 1880, in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia and eventually arrived in Australia in about 1891.  Throughout his life he fought to end French rule over […]

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Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder … is a quote that is well known to all of us and was originally penned by Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford [H.2a=] (born 27 April 1859) in her book Molly Bawn, the story of a flirtatious and petulant Irish girl, who arouses her lover’s jealousy and naively ignores social […]

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