James Kilpatrick with monkey 1921

Captain James Kilpatrick 1863-1936

Captain James Kilpatrick [E.6.7a=] was a mariner, rising from an apprentice able seaman (at the age of 14 and in square riggers) to captain (of steamers) in his career.  There is an excellent article on James Kilpatrick’s life in the Journal Vol 14 No 4 (November 2018). (more…)

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HAFS Journal Vol 14 No 4 – Nov 2018 – The many contexts of life’s journeys

Contents On the Death of Margaret Wolfe Argles Hungerford (H.2a=); The water colourist of Redcamp: Constance Evans (née Burton-Bradley), by D. Evan Evans; Frederick Richard Hungerford (E.6.6a) – loved brother, by Lesley Abrahams; Hungerford roots in Ireland: Rathbarry, Rosscarbery and Inchydoney Island, by Gavin Donald; Rounding the Horn and more: James Kilpatrick, by Lesley Abrahams; The Tale […]

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Lest We Forget

On the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, let us take a moment to remember those members of the Hungerford family who gave their lives. For additional information about members of the Hungerford family in The Great War, see: World War 1 and the Extended Hungerford Family. ww1  

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2019 Annual General Meeting

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Colwell Wood Cottage

In our previous HAFS Newsletter 55, February 2018, p46, we reprinted an article about Colwell Wood Cottage, County Devon, which was for sale (at the time). The property includes 75 acres of woodland, including Colwell Wood, Scrub Wood and part of Offwell Woods, and a restored cottage built about 1805. It is situated in an […]

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle, a model for Northanger Abbey?

Was Farleigh Hungerford Castle a model for Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen? From a discussion raised by Austen author, Janine Barchas, in her essay, The Real Bluebeard of Bath:  a Historical Model for Northanger Abbey, published in Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Vol 32, 2010, pp115-134: see  www.jasna.org/persuasions/printed/number32/barchas.pdf. (more…)

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List of Awards and Honours

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Marion Hall Best: INTERIORS – Tour Schedule

If you missed the Marion Hall Best exhibition while it was at the Sydney Museum, you can catch it various regional museums in 2018 and 2019. Not only will you enjoy the exhibition, but also these interesting art centres and surrounding sights. Western Plains Cultural Centre 76 Wingewarra St, Dubbo NSW 2830 Saturday 10 March […]

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HAFS Journal Vol 14 No 3 – May 2018 – Engineering, music, travel and a claim undone

Contents Kenneth Stuart Hungerford: Mining Engineer Woodlands, The Walk, 48 Moree Street, Gordon; by Lesley Abrahams An Accomplished Violinist:Bethany Eva Pascoe – Mrs K.S. Hungerford; by Eve Hungerford   Tarisio, the Treasure Hunter; by Lesley Abrahams Did Captain Thomas Hungerford ever own Rathbarry Castle? by Anthony Ingarfield Access to this page is restricted to members. If […]

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The Jackson Papers Revisited

Many of you will have heard of the The Jackson Papers and we have previously published articles about them and how HAFS worked to acquire a microfilm copy of at least some of them.  As previously reported, we have recently had the microfilm converted into a digital copy taking up many cd’s.  By way of […]

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HAFS Resources

Members may not be aware that we have a significant volume of printed resources available for members’ use and research, housed at Tyrrell’s Vineyard, Pokolbin in an area of the Winery which HAFS is able to use for this purpose, thanks to the Tyrrell Family’s generosity.  Apart from books and other written and visual materials, […]

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Acquiring the Jackson Papers

The Research Papers of Canon JE Jackson MA, FSA (relating to the Hungerford Family) Canon John Edward Jackson (1805-1891) was a renowned English Historian and antiquary. He was trained for ordination and appointed as Curate of Farleigh Hungerford in 1834.  From his studies in local history, he developed an interest in the Hungerford Family which […]

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Finding Hungerford

The town of Hungerford is located on the border of New South Wales and Queensland on the Paroo River, which is often only a string of waterholes. However, when in flood, the river provides a good water source for cattle and travellers, at the northern end of the Murray-Darling Basin, 214 km north-west of Bourke […]

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Margaret McMahon

Tree Change

Margaret McMahon [E.6.12a.1b.5c=] was born in 1940 in Sydney. She followed her father into the legal profession and married Gregan McMahon [E.6.12a.1b.5c], also a solicitor. Together they established a successful legal practice in Paddington. In 1973 Margaret and Gregan and two small children, following what Margaret believed was an “instinctive migratory urge”, sold their business and […]

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