Born: 8 October 1927 - Ardlethan, New South wales,
Died: 20 October 1998 - Griffith, New South wales, Australia
Area News (Griffith) - 28 October 1998
MR R KAWELMACHER Raymond Kawelmacher (better known as Norky), late
of Coolah Street, Griffith, died at the Griffith Base Hospital on
Tuesday, October 20 at the age of 71 years. He was the loved brother
of Myrtle Diggelmann, George, Rex and Maree Trembath and families.
The funeral service was held on October23 at the Cathedral Church
of St Alban Martyr Griffith, before an interment in the lawn section
of the Griffith Cemetery. Funeral Directors were Collier and Trenerry,
Funeral Directors of Griffith, Hillston arid Darlington Point-Coleambally.
Born: 1874 - Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 March 1929 - Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Tuesday, 5th March 1929
occurred in the Mooroopna Hospital on Friday morning of Mr James
King, aged 57 years, a resident of the Tatura district for over
30 years, The late Mr King was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday
last and was taken to Mooroopna Hospital but little hope was held
out for his recovery. He leaves six children, the oldest 17. His
wife (who was the sister of Messrs George, William, Albert, Robert
and Alf Seamons of Tatura and Mrs Bentleigh, Brunswick) predeceased
him about six years ago. The funeral took place on Saturday. The
remains were interred in the Tatura Cemetery, The burial service
was conducted by Rev Father O'Connell.
Born: 19 April 1951
Died: 13 February 1971 - Goroke, Victoria, Australia
Mail Times (Horsham) - 15th February 1971
YOUTH DIES IN CAR
youth died at the weekend when his car skidded and overturned twice
on the Goroke-Edenhope road at Karnok.
He was Michael King, 18, of Beecher Street.
Three other youths in the car were injured.
Potter and Wilson were taken to Goroke Hospital and Potter was later
transfered to Wimmera Base Hospital in Horsham.
Clarke was treated for his injuries and allowed to go home.
Police said yesterday the youths were travelling towards Edenhope
about 4 pm on Saturday when their car skidded on a straight stretch
of road 14 miles south of Goroke.
The car overturned twice and King died instantly.
Police said the youths were driving a 1959 model sedan.
First Const. Edgar Forge, of Goroke, is preparing a report for the
(nee Seamons) Sarah
Born: 1885 - Murchison, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 December 1923, Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
Shepparton News - Thursday, 6th December 1923
sympathy has been expressed for Mr James King in the bereavement
that has been sustained by him on the death of his wife, which occurred
at the Mooroopna Hospital on Saturday last, following an attack
of pneumonia. In addition to the husband, she leaves a family of
six children, the eldest being 12 years and the youngest three years
of age. The deceased who was only 35 years of age, was sister of
Messrs. Robert, Alf and George Seamons of Tatura. Her eldest brother
was killed in the great war.
(nee Wall) Florence Elizabeth
Born: 30 July 1893 - Violet Town, Victoria, Australia
Died: 20 May 1932 - Tocumwal, New South Wales, Australia
Finley Mail - Monday, 30th May 1932
A genuine feeling of sadness pervaded the town of Berrigan on 21st
inst. when the news was circulated that the wife of Mr G Learey,
of Green Swamp, had died the previous evening. Early on Friday she
had given birth to twins, a boy and a girl, at a private hospital
at Tocumwal and it was indeed sad that before the day was out they
were left motherless. The deceased who was 38 years of age had lived
at Green Swamp for some years, and had made a friend of all who
had the privilege of making her acquaintance, her kindly disposition,
generous nature and pleasing manner, earning the greatest popularity,
respect and esteem. The sad occurrence was the theme of much sympathetic
comment and expressions of condolence with the bereaved husband
and relatives were heard on all sides. In addition to the twins,
there are two other children bereft of an excellent mother's love.
The remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the Berrigan
Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, where a large gathering of sorrowing
friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect. The service
at the graveside was conducted by the Rev RJ Kennedy.
Born: 26 February 1907 - Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 January 1960 - Orbost, Victoria, Australia
Advertiser - 1st February 1960
TROLLEY TRAGEDY: ONE DEAD, FIVE HURT
four doctors at Bairnsdale Hospital several hours to attend the
five men injured in the railway tragedy near Orbost at 3.30 on Thursday
The leader of the work gang, Frederick Marshall, of Nowa Nowa, was
dead on arrival at hospital. He was the driver of the trolley that
crashed 30 feet from a bridge spanning the Princes Highway, between
Orbost and Newmerella.
There ware fourteen persons on the two cart unit when the leading
section left the rails, throwing three men from the bridge. Eight
of the remaining eleven jumped to safety by landing on railway sleepers
as the trolley plummeted earthwards with their six mates.
The uninjured watched helplessly from the ten-feet wide viaduct.
The six victims were spread across on grass and rocks adjacent the
highway road. It is believed that the machine crashed on top of
the driver, who sustained shocking head injuries. Orbost ambulance
was summoned, and Dr Gardiner, of Orbost, had a busy time treating
the men. Rescuers had to negotiate a rocky gully to reach the victims.
ON HOLIDAY ASSIST
Two trained nurses, on a motoring holiday, arrived at the scene,
and rendered on the spot attention. With First Constable L Ostler,
of Orbost police, assisting, the injured were lifted into two waiting
ambulances. An Orbost newsman, rushed to the scene to gather information,
found himself driving one of the ambulances. Station attendant Mr
Keith Bateman was at the controls of the first vehicle to leave
A police motor cycle from Bairnsdale, met the ambulance and provided
an escort. The driver of the trolley died some distance from Bairnsdale.
Bairnsdale Hospital Staff had been alerted and was standing by as
the first of the injured arrived.
The railway workers were returning to Nowa Nowa from Orbost when
the mishap occurred. Police said it appeared school children had
placed rocks on the line and these caused the machine to crash from
the bridge. Two nine year old boys have been interviewed at Orbost
by the constabulary. Hospital authorities to-day (Monday) reported
the five men as comfortable.
Killed - Frederick Marshall, 54 years, of Nowa Nowa.
In juried Critical: Guiseppe De Marco, Bairnsdale, compound fracture
of arm, fractured pelvis and internal injuries.
Serious: Angelo Coco, Bairnsdale, fractured shoulder, fractured
femur; Michael Fatone, Bairnsdale, fractured pelvis, hip and ankle,
Satisfactory: Rocci Puzella, Bairnsdale, fractured leg and ribs.
Minor: Francisco Scroezylski, Bairnsdale, was allowed to go home
after being treated for a lacerated right hand.
involved and unhurt (all of Bairnsdale): Candido De Marco, Leonardo
De Marco, Agostino Mortaruola, Paolo Recchia, Guido Maglioni, Pasquale
La Manna; Angelo Landieri (Bumberrah) and Albert Hayes (Nowa Nowa).
Smaller article also appeared in The Sun on the 29th January 1960
held on 17th March 1960 at Bairnsdale and completed at Orbost on
the 6th April, 1960.
Frederick Thomas Marshall died from injuries received on the 28th
January, 1960 when a trolley on which he was being carried was derailed
on Railway Viaduct between Orbost and Newmerella, such derailment
being caused by stones being placed on a railway line by two nine
year old boys.
I find that the death of the deceased was due to misadventure.
(nee Bristow) Ruby Jane
Born: 1908 - Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2 December 1958 - Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
Advocate - Tuesday, 9th December 1958
The death occurred on Tuesday of a well known and respected resident
of the town in the person of Mrs Ruby Jane Marshall, after a short
Born in Melbourne, Mrs Marshall came here about twenty years ago
and made a large circle of friends by her kindly nature. Mr Marshall,
four sons and two daughters mourn the passing of a devoted mother.
The funeral which took place on Thursday afternoon from Christ Church
to the Daylesford Cemetery was largely attended, many floral tributes
Coffin bearers were Mr A Petten (son-in-law), L Hedwards, W Cowan,
R Matthews, T Tori and M Turner.
Rev JF Gibbs conducted the services at the church and cemetery.
(nee Miller) Eleanor Francis
Born: 1907 - Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died: 15 October 1933 - Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Shepparton News - Monday, 16th October 1933
MRS COLIN McPHERSON
Friends of Mr Colin McPherson of Grahamvale will regret to learn
of the death of his wife, Mrs Eleanor Frances McPherson, which took
place in a private hospital yesterday, at the early age of 26 years.
Deceased who was the only daughter of Mr TA Miller of Brighton,
was only married in June 1932. About a fortnight ago she gave birth
to a baby, but pneumonia supervened and she passed away at 3 am
yesterday. The funeral took place to Shepparton cemetery this afternoon,
when the Rev G Paul officiated and Messrs Kittle Bros had charge
of the funeral arrangements. The cortege was a lengthy one, many
beautiful wreaths being received. The coffin bearers were:- Arthur
Miller, George and Norman McPherson, Robert Banks, Chas H Wright
and Neil Forbes.
Born: 29 April 1871 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died: 13 December 1946 - Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Shepparton News - Monday, 16th December 1946
a series of severe illnesses in recent years, Mr Thomas A Miller,
of Knight, Street, Shepparton, passed away at his residence on Friday
night at the age of 75 'years. His remains were yesterday taken
by Messrs Kittle Bros to Melbourne for interment in the family grave
at Brighton Cemetery.
Mr Miller, who was a native of Ballarat, had a distinguished career
with the PMG department, having risen to the post of chief clerk
in the administrative office at Melbourne, a position his ability,
integrity and keen sense of duty would have fully merited. On several
occasions he was selected to perform special missions for the de
residing in Melbourne he made his first essay in conducting with
the Canterbury Methodist Male Choir. On coming to live in Shepparton
about 13 years ago - soon after his retirement - he continued his
interest in music. His tenor voice was much appreciated in the Centenary
Choir. His other main hobby was fishing at which he spent many delightful
hours. With his wealth of experience to draw upon, the late Mr Miller,
in his clear deliberate style, was a most interesting raconteur
of past events.
survived by his wife and four sons -Howard (Sydney), Arthur and
Keith (Melbourne) and Alan (Shepparton). A daughter Nell (Mrs Colin
McPherson) predeceased him.
(nee Seamons) Caroline Annie
Born: 12 December 1900 - Yandoit, Victoria, Australia
Died: 12 May 1943, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Mail - Saturday, May 15th 1943
Mrs Caroline Annie Milne, whose death occurred at the Castlemaine
Hospital on Wednesday last, in her 43 year, was a well known and
popular resident of Clydesdale. Her passing has evoked deep regret
throughout the district and sincere sympathy for the bereaved husband,
Mr Chas Milne, and the son and daughter who now mourn the loss of
a devoted mother. Mrs Milne was active during the 1914-18 war on
soldiers work, but failing heath in recent years precluded any possibility
of her being similarly engaged in the present struggle. The funeral
on Thursday was largely attended. Floral tributes, massed on the
beautiful maple casket, were eloquent testimony of the esteem in
which the deceased lady was held. Prominent amongst these was a
domed wreath from the Wattle Gully gold mine. Following a service
at the residence, conducted by Rev Barnard (who also officiated
at the graveside), the cortege moved off to the Newstead cemetery.
The casket-bearers were Messrs RW & L Seamons (brothers), Fred
Milne, G Robertson and T Wilson (brothers-in-law).
Born: 22 December 1866 - Amherst, Victoria, Australia
Died: 8 December 1946 - Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Friday, 13th December 1946
E. Nickels, one of the best known and respected persons in Kyabram
passed away in Echuca Hospital on Sunday, within 14 days of his
80th birthday, which he had often expressed a wish to celebrate.
Mr Nickels was proud of his years and the activity associated with
them. He was born at Amherst, near Maryborough in 1867, his parents
being Christopher and Katherine Nickels.
served his apprenticeship as a wheelwright at Clunes and completed
his time, when only 19 years of age. At that age, with the assistance
of two boys, he built an old English platform wagon, which competed
successfully against all other makers in Victoria. He continued
his occupation as a coach builder in Melbourne and also when he
came to reside at Kyabram in 1899. For a time he also conducted
a small boot store in Allan Street. A most versatile tradesman,
he could turn his hand to almost anything, particularly regarding
woodwork. As a young man he was possessed of a pleasing tenor voice,
and religiously inclined, he was associated with Gipsy Smith, the
well known evangelist, for a period. He was also a member of the
Orange Lodge and a staunch Rechabite.
the late Mr Nickels, cricket was almost an obsession, and he never
wearied of discussing the teams of his youthful days, and of which
he was an integral part as a batsman and bowler. Even at an advanced
age he could deliver a guileful ball.
the past 28 years he has acted as caretaker of the Kyabram Mechanics
Institute, and his ability as a billiards player was well known.
He had been failing in health for the past two and a half years
but it was only a few weeks ago that he became seriously ill, and
was removed to Echuca Hospital.
survived by his widow and a family of five sons Benjamin Aubrey
(Kyabram), Percy Neville (Beechworth), Frederick Judkins (Kyabram),
George Anzac (Footscray), Christopher Aldane (West Melbourne) and
one daughter, Amy (Mrs R McIntosh, Rushworth). There is one surviving
sister, Mrs Don Calder, Tarnagulla.
took place on Monday to Kyabram cemetery. Prior to the cortege leaving
his late residence in Unitt St, a short service was conducted by
Rev RG Mitchell, who also officiated at the graveside. Coffin bearers
were Messrs P Nickels, G Nickels, F Nickels (sons) and R Seamons.
Born: 4 November 1916 - Kyabram,. Victoria, Australia
Died: 12 December 1974 - Gordon, Victoria, Australia
Sun (Melbourne) - Friday, 13th December 1974
ON RAIL LINE
died yesterday when his panel van was hit by a passenger train at
Gordon, near Ballarat. The man Mr Frederick Judkins Nickels, 58,
was on look out duty for a work crew. The panel van which had a
radio walkie talkie was pushed a quarter of a mile along the track.
Mr Nickels of Lyons St, Newstead, near Ballarat, was on the way
to a position near Llandeilo crossing east of Gordon, when the train
struck about 10.10 am. The train, was reported to be running late.
It was Mr Nickels job to warn by radio a work crew down the line
of approaching trains. A Ballarat ambulance took Mr Nickels to the
Ballarat Base Hospital. He was dead on arrival.
Courier (Ballarat) - Friday, 13th December 1974
SMASH NEAR GORDON MAN KILLED BY TRAIN PANEL VAN CRUSHED
man died when his panel van was crushed, ripped apart then pushed
for a quarter of a mile by a train just outside Gordon yesterday
morning. The dead man was Frederick Judkins Nickels, 58, of Lyons
Street, Newstead. He was an assistant fencer on the railways. Nickels
was on temporary 'walkie-talkie' duty when his 1963 panel van was
hit by the passenger train on its way to Horsham. It was his job
to warn by radio a permanent way crew further down the line of an
The crew was working on the line at Bradshaw's, a little east of
Bostock Reservoir. The dead man is understood to have been traveling
to take up a position near the Llandeilo crossing just east of Gordon
when the train struck his vehicle, about 10.18 am. The train, on
a daily schedule was reported to be running late. Nickels may not
have known this. The impact tore out a signpost and the front end
of the car was torn from the body leaving a trail of pieces from
the gearbox and engine along the track for many yards. The front
wheels and radiator were flung up onto an embankment.
The remained of the panel van, with Nickels still behind the wheel
was pushed for a quarter of a mile along the track, past the site
of the old Llandielo railway station. The twisted and crumpled remains
of the panel van had to be removed from the line before the train
could proceed. An ambulance was rushed from Ballarat, and took Nickels
to the Base Hospital, but he was dead on arrival.
Senior Constable D C Beverin of Gordon was in charge of police operation.
Born: abt 1904
Died: 22 June 1917 - Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Free Press (Kyabram) - Tuesday, June 26th 1917
occurred on Friday night, at the Echuca hospital, of Mavis Nickels,
aged 14, daughter of Mr & Mrs Ben Nickels, of Kyabram, following
an operation for appendicitis. Deceased was a very bright girl,
and her death has excited feelings of regret and sympathy for her
parents. The funeral took place at Echuca on Saturday.
Born: 13 December 1914 - Kyabram, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2 May 1958 - Gin Gin, Queensland, Australia
Courier - Mail (Brisbane) - Saturday, 3rd May 1958
HIT DODGING WALLABY
THREE MEN DIE IN TWO ROAD ACCIDENTS
Three men were killed in Queensland road accidents yesterday - two
when cars crashed trying to avoid a wallaby, and the third at a
level crossing smash. The two men who died avoiding a wallaby were
members of a party of Seventh Day Adventists returning home after
attending a camp at Yeppoon. The driver of one car swerved and braked
on the Bruce Highway and the following car crashed into it. The
men killed were Percy Nickels, married, of Zillmere, Brisbane and
Norman Cross, married, of Southport. They were passengers in a car
driven by George Walker of Maryborough. Another passenger, Eddie
Hinze, of Ipswich, received minor injuries and shock. The accident
occurred about 40 miles south of Bunderberg, between Childers and
Gin Gin. Gin Gin Ambulance bearers took the three men to the Gin
Gin Hospital where Nickels and Cross died later in the day. Hinze
was able to return to Ipswich by plane.
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