HAFS Journal Vol 11 No 4 – Nov 2012


‘Hungerford Knot’ window reveals Dunch – Hungerford links, by Stanley Hungerford;

Hungerford Market and the site of Charing Cross Railway Station, by Vince Conant;

Dungaleer or Dungalear or Thungalier, by Lesley Abrahams;

The Fate of Lynn Farnham, by Rich Hungerford;

The Will of Joanne Hungerford (née Hussey), by Jenny Wilson;

Hungerford Descendants: Awards, Part VI, by Pauline Tyrrell;

Twenty years of HAFS Office-Bearers and Committee Members, by John BS Hungerford;

Westbury, Dubbo and Dr Edmond Burkitt, by Lesley Abrahams.


This issue of the HAFS Journal is somewhat different, in that it consists of a number of shorter articles, rather than our more typical practice of having one larger essay along with briefer ones. All shed light on both the past and our present.

Pauline Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] continues our longest-running series, the outcome of her researches into civic and military Awards made to members of Hungerford and associated families. One interesting feature is the appearance of the third Hugh Conant, whose forebears have appeared earlier in the series.

Vince Conant [E.4.2a.4b.2c.3d] – another appearance of that surname! – provides the second part of his research, this time based on the Hungerford Market in London.

Our overseas correspondents, Rich Hungerford and Stanley Hungerford, both based in the United States, provide interesting material on Hungerfords of earlier days, as does local writer Jenny Wilson. Each is a good read!

In HAFS Journal Vol 11 No 1 (May 2011) Pauline Richardson penned ‘Twenty years of HAFS AGMs, outings, events and Church services’. Now John BS Hungerford offers a sister publication, tabulating all HAFS Office Bearers and Committee Members over the first two decades of the Society.

Lesley Abrahams continues her researches in two articles. The first explores the property Dungalear and its links to the Hungerford family. The second traces the life of Edmond Henry Burkitt, much-loved doctor in Dubbo, and respected First World War military surgeon, whose restored home, Westbury, still stands in that regional city.

Many thanks to these writers and researchers – and good reading!

Charles Sherlock

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