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From: Erica Hills <>
Subject: [AUS-WA] **Help Wanted - West Australian, January 20, 2003**
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 14:27:26 +0800


Hi Everyone,

Here's the Can You Help? column from today's "West Australian" ...

* There is a photograph with the caption :

GROUP SETTLERS HOSPITAL : The Anglican Mission Hospital, Nornalup, on the
south coast of WA, was built some time in the 1920s to look after group
settlers. There are no records of it except for one photograph. Does
anybody know anything about its history, have any information or
photographs? Contact: Dr Eamon Shanley, 6/32 Bussell Road, Wembley
Downs, 6019. Tel: 9245 8970. mailto:

This photo can be scanned and forwarded as a PRIVATE attachment to any
chatterer who is interstate or overseas and unable to access the West
Australian newspaper.

Cheers...... Erica

mailto: (Perth, Western Australia)
http://www.perthdps.com/research/hil01.html
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Can You Help?, published on Mondays, is a free service compiled by Jenny
Kohlen for people seeking information about their families and local
history or other items of interest. Reunions - other than veterans - are
published on Saturdays on the Information pages. Full name and mailing
address (for publication) must accompany every request, as well as
telephone number and e-mail address. Send your requests to:

Can You Help?
"The West Australian,"
GPO Box N1027, Perth 6843.
Fax (08) 9482 3830.
Phone (08) 9482 3382 (Mon-Fri).
mailto:

CAN YOU HELP ? : Monday, January 20, 2003 (The West Australian, p24)
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ACKARY : Walter George ACKARY (1870 - 1955) was secretary of the
Freemasons Lodge Australia "35" for 40 years. He arrived in WA in the
1890s and married Minnie Constance HILDER in Perth in 1895. They had two
children, Cassandra Hilder LENORE (born 1896) who died the following year;
and Mabel LENORE, born in 1898. No further record of Mabel can be
found. Did she marry and have any children? Contact: Murray Upton,
2/25 Temperley Street, Nicholls, Canberra, ACT 2913. Tel: (02) 6255
0443. mailto:

ARMADALE SHS : The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary and a
pictorial history and anniversary magazine are planned. Past students and
staff are asked to help by sending in photographs of school life (to be
copied and returned). Please include a brief explanation of the photo,
along with a self-addressed envelope for its return. Memories and
anecdotes, entitled "I remember when" with a maximum of 120 words would
be appreciated for consideration by the magazine committee. Planned
activities include an open day with a picnic in the main quadrangle, and
an anniversary ball. School tours will operate every Monday at 9.30am
when school resumes (tour bookings 9497 6400). Contact: Joe Kalajzich,
principal, Armadale Senior High School, Box 169 South West Highway,
Armadale 6112. Tel: 9390 6396 (a/h); 9497 6400 (during school
term). mailto: (after February 3)

AUSTIN RACING CAR : Memorabilia and photographs (to be copied and
returned) about a Bolton A40 Austin race car built by Doug BOLTON in the
early 1950s are sought. The vehicle is currently being restored by the
son of one of the original builders and crewmen. Contact: George
Stevenson, 5 Lena Street, Beckenham 6107. Tel: 9458 6325.

COLEMAN : Seeking news of the whereabouts of Right-Sgt M. J. COLEMAN
(436070) who served in Britain during World War II. Flight-Sgt COLEMAN
was the only survivor of a Halifax bomber that tragically crashed just 30
minutes after take-off on June 17, 1944. He was living in Aberdare Road,
Shenton Park, at the time of enlistment in 1942. Contact: Clyde Goddard,
80 Derby Road, Shenton Park 6008. Tel: 9381 8705.

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COUNTRY CALLING

BLACKWOOD FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION : Past players, officials and supporters
are invited to a reunion to be held at the Nannup Recreational Centre on
Saturday, March 15, at noon. Contact: Charlie Marlow, 9772 4421; Merv
Russell 9883 8130; or Reg Cox 0428 254 177. Accommodation inquiries,
Nannup Tourist Bureau, 9746 1211.

BOYUP BROOK : Past residents, families and friends are invited to return
to Boyup Brook for the Royal Flying Doctor Service appeal concert to be
held at the Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre, Boyup Brook, on
February 22 from 5.30pm to l.00am. Cost: $25 family, $12 adult, $5
children (under 15 years-old free). Camping facilities
available. Proceeds to the RFDS and the Wagin sponsor child. Contact:
Gill, 0409 208 738, or Harvey Dickson 9765 1125.

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FEEDBACK ON OLD PHOTO : Thank you for publishing my inquiry (Christmas
Dav. 1916, 13/1). By 10.45am I had received three phone calls followed by
an email. One lady identifed the building as the Mahogany Inn, situated
just beyond Glen Forrest, and the lady in the upstairs window as her
mother, who was employed there -- Jean Gravestock.

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FRIENDS & FAMILY

EDWARDS : Seeking the unknown brother of the late Bill EDWARDS who
responded to Can You Help? several weeks ago. Please call again and leave
your number. Bill used to live in Narrogin and worked for the railways as
a fireman in 1949-53. An old friend wishes to pass on some photographs.

WOODWARD : Annie WOODWARD is sought regarding the history of Dorothy
BAKER who was born in 1909. Annie's last known address was Egan Street,
Kalgoorlie, in 1956.

WORCESTER : Margaret WORCESTER is sought by her old school
friend, Margaret TRAVERS, who lives in South Australia now. There were
three Margarets out of a total of four girls in the Kalgoorlie East
School's Year 6 class in the 1950s. Would love to hear from the other
two. Where are they now?

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GORDON/BOOKER : Seeking the son and daughters of Florence Jessie
PEGLER who married John James GORDON in Ravensthorpe, date unknown. They
farmed at Broomehill. Children: Kathleen Janet, George Charles
and Sybil Dorothy. John died in Katanning in 1948, and Florence later
married Leslie Booker, date unknown. Contact: Norm Pegler, 130 Healy
Road, Hamilton Hill 6163.

ITZSTEIN : Information and photographs are sought about Frank and Matilda
ITZSTEIN to start a family tree. They had nine
children: Ruby, Violet, Mickey, Edward, Arthur, Monty, Harry, Les
and Albert (the writer's grandfather). Frank and Matilda died in 1943
and 1932 respectively, and are buried in Northam
cemetery. Contact: Tricia Miller, PO Box 2159, High Wycombe 6057. Tel:
0409 200 731. mailto:

LITHGOW BOXERS : A book is planned about the former fighters of this
"champion sporting town". Any item on the boxing history of Lithgow --
information, photographs and news clippings (to be copied and returned)
would be greatly appreciated. Contact Harold Grube, 7 Inner Crescent,
Lthgow, NSW 2790. Tel: (02) 6352 3983.

MITCHELL : James MITCHELL and Susan COCK were married in Truro, South
Australia, in 1843. Their children were: Richard (1844), James
(1846), Samuel (1848), Nancy (1850), John (1852), Elizabeth
(1853), Thomas Henry (1855), Philip (1857) and Eliza (1861). Are there
any descendants living in WA? Contact: Mrs Pat Perry, 2 Sherrell Park,
Bere Alston, Yelverton, Devon PL20 7AZ, England.

MASTERS : Seeking a photograph of great-grandparents Charles and Mary
MASTERS (nee BUTLER) who went to live in Gingin after their marriage in the
1850s, then later settled in Guildford. Their eldest daughter Emma Maria
was the writer's grandmother, and their other children
included Mary, Charles, Richard, Elizabeth, Daniel, Priscilla,
Cornelius and Marion. Contact: Mrs Audrey Chemoff, 4 St Ives, 177
Dampier Avenue, Kallaroo 6025. Tel: 9307 8806.

MOCK INVASION : About December 1942, a mock invasion was mounted by the
Australian army against the RAAF on East Wallabi Island in the Abrolhos
group. Any information would be welcome, especially the names of the men
who led the excursion, the luggers involved and the men who skippered
them. Contact: Ron Bertelsen, 61A Eastern Road, Geraldton 6530. Tel:
9964 2149.

O'CONNOR : Seeking the family of Timothy Edward O'CONNOR who served in
the 11th Battalion during World War I (service number
15454). Contact: Bethwyn Gawned, 9841 6772.

RANSOME : Descendants of John and Blanche RANSOME (nee KINGSBURY) are
sought for family history. Last known address was Henry Street, East
Cannington, in 1974. Two daughters, Daphne and Ann. Contact: Betty
O'Halloran, 20 Prasad Court, Hillbank, SA 5112. Tel: (08) 8287
5210. mailto:

RHODES : John and Jane RHODES arrived at Fremantle from Yorkshire in
1852 on the Will Watch. Any information is sought from descendants and
relatives. Contact: Jill Bredhauer, 16 Dalzell Crescent, Toowoomba, Qld
4350. Tel: (07) 4635 6485.

ROTTON : Gilbert Henry ROTTON arrived in WA from the eastern colonies on
the Indus with his wife and three children on February 24, 1883. He was a
surveyor and spent time in the Gascoyne. He owned good racehorses and was
also a member of the Weld Club at one time. Any further information would
be appreciated. Contact: R. Lefroy, 8/1 Kings Park Avenue, Crawley
6009. Tel: 9386 6657.

SCOTT : Information is sought about Florence Mary SCOTT who was born in
Sydney in 1891 to George William and Mary Florence SCOTT (nee
GOODISON). Florence married Charles Percival BASNETT in Perth in
1928. One son, Colin Raymond. Florence had three
sisters, Rachael, Edith and Nora; and two brothers Edward
and George. Surnames include SPALDING and MCDONALD. Contact: Theresa
Basnett, 7 Michele Court, Bunbury 6230. Tel: 9795 4494 (a/h).
mailto:

SHARP : Canadian friends hope to hear from John and Greta SHARP who
relocated to Perth in 1968. John used to work for Brunei Shell Petroleum
Company and then the Kuwait Oil Company. In Perth, John worked for the
Department of Minerals and Energy (Petroleum division). Contact: Martin
and Gwynneth Jevans, 14481 Magdalen Crescent, White Rock, British Columbia,
Canada V4B 2W1. Tel: 604 535 2021. mailto:

SHIP PAINTINGS : Information is sought on the whereabouts of the painting
by C. J. BATELIER of HMS Baccante; also RMS Mooitan by the same
artist. They were dated in the early 1900s. Contact: Mrs E. Keeffe, 56
Sunnybanks Drive, Geraldton 6530. Tel: 9921 7892.

TUOHY : Information and photographs are sought from descendants of the
TUOHY family of Kalgoorlie for BLADEN family history research. Eleanor
Hodgekiss is believed to be the daughter of Lorna TUOHY who had
sisters Marie, Belle, Elvie and Olive. Their sister Doreen (Sadie)
married Dr Bryant Oswald BLADEN (Bob) in Kalgoorlie in 1927, but Doreen
died in childbirth in Narambeen in July 1928. Contact: Louise Bladen, 14
Saunders Street, Mosman Park 6012. Tel: 9383
2194. mailto:

WATERHALL PROPERTY : A description of the Waterhall house, and/or the
property is sought for historical research about the history of the
Hazelmere / Bushmead area. Contact: Mrs A. Marshall, 9274 5390.

WILLS FAMILIES : A WILLS-pedigree get-together will be held in Melbourne
on Sunday, March 9, and anyone interested in attending a reunion in Perth
on the same day is asked to respond. The writer is a descendant of
William Thomas WILLS who was born in London in 1867 -- however, he is
interested to hear from descendants of a Frederick WILLS, and any other
WILLS lines and connections living in WA. Contact: Bill Wills, 9311
4440. mailto:


VETERANS

9TH BATTALION RAR : Next-of-kin of deceased members and present members
of the 9RAR Association (WA) are all welcome to a barbecue in Kings Park
at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, May Drive, on Sunday, February 23, at
11am. This gathering is also to form the committee for the 9th Battalion
Association Reunion in 2006. BYO goodies, medicines, chairs, etc.
(barbecues available). Contact: Rod McLennan, 9444 8508; or Kevin
Trent, 9367 7794.

EXTREMELY DISABLED WAR VETERANS' ASSOCIATION OF WA : Their next monthly
meeting will be held at Anzac House, Perth, on Wednesday, January 22, at
10am. EDA recipients, partners and carers invited. Morning tea
provided. Contact: Alan Balcombe, 9375 2709.

ATS / WRAC : Calling all ex-service members of the Auxiliary Territorial
Service / Women's Royal Army Corps. A coffee morning followed by
a Blackboard Luncheon will be held at Anzac House, St Georges Terrace,
Perth, on Wednesday, February 5, at 10.30am (lunch at noon). Contact:
Joyce Seward, 9527 8825.

WOMEN'S ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY CORPS (WA) : A service commemorating the
52nd anniversary of the formation of the corps, and the 50th anniversary
of the formation of CMF will be held at the State War Memorial, Kings
Park, on Sunday, February 9, at 10.45am (for 11am). A reunion luncheon
at Miss Maud's, corner Pier and Murray Streets, Perth, will
follow. Bookings by January 30. Contact: Jean, 9367 4705.

WRAAF (1951 - 77) : Meetings will commence on February 4 in the Meg
Olive Room, RAAF Association, Bull Creek, at 7.30pm. Ex-RAAF women are
welcome. Copies of WRAAF recruit course photos taken at Edinburgh RAAF
Base, South Australia, in the 1960s are sought for their
records. Contact: Judy, 9401 8296; or Lyn, 9351 8659.

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