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TAYLOR (nee Walker) Amy Marjorie Doreen
Born: 22 April 1909 - Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 November 1988 - Nhill, Victoria, Australia

Dimboola Banner - 7th December 1988


Mrs Amy Muff Marjory Doreen Taylor of Gerang Gerung died in Nhill Hospital on Saturday, November 26th aged 79. She was born at Nhill, the eldest child of George and Amy Walker. Brothers and sister, Bill, Bundoora; Nell, Mrs Walker, Nhill; Bob, Mellings dec; Fred, Dimboola. She married Richard John Taylor at Gerang Gerung. They had four children: Joyce, Mrs Fritsch, Nhill; Lorna, Mrs Schultz, Horsham; Ron, Gerang Gerung; and Betty, Mrs Elliott, Gerang Gerung. Sons and daughters in law, Mick, Mervin, Ena and Henry. Mrs Taylor had 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was an enthusiastic community worker, and her interests included football, cricket, flower shows and church guild. The Rev Judy Redman led the service at the Gerang Gerung Uniting Church and later at the Dimboola Cemetery. Coffin bearers were Messrs Raymond Webb, Kevin Schultz, Gary Shultz, Peter Taylor, Jeff Fritsch and Ian Fritsch.


TAYLOR Richard John
Born: 1907 - Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1 June 1964 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia

Dimboola Banner - 2nd June 1964

Mr Richard John (Jack) Taylor of Gerang Gerung died at Dimboola District Hospital yesterday at the age of 57 years. He was the son of Mr A J C Taylor, of Gerang (now of Burwood) and the late Mrs Taylor, and he lived in the Gerang district all his life. Deceased was a very fine sportsman who was held in high respect by all who met him on the cricket or football fields. He played cricket when he was 54 years of age, and he still retained some of his former skill as a bowler and batsman. He was officer-in charge of the Gerang silo, a position which he administered with a good deal of ability. the late Mr Taylor also took an active interest in the organizations and functions held at Gerang. He is survived by his wife (formerly Miss Amy Walker), a son Ronald, three daughters, Joyce (Mrs M Fritsch, Nhill), Lorna (Mrs Mervyn Schultz, Kalkee) and Betty (Mrs Henry Elliott, Gerang). He is also survived by a brother, Henry (Geelong) and two sisters, Cora (Mrs Lloyd Warner, Gerang) and Dorrie (Mrs Bert Werner, Dimboola). Arrangements were made for the funeral to take place at Dimboola to-day following a service at Gerang Methodist Church at 3pm.


TAYLOR Ronald John
Born: 10 June 1932 - Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died: 6 February 1990 - Gerang Gerung, Victoria, Australia

Dimboola Banner - Wednesday, 14th February 1990

A very large gathering attended the funeral of Mr Ronald John Taylor of Gerang Gerung at Gerang Gerung Uniting Church and Dimboola Cemetery last thursday. The Rev Judy Redman led the funeral service. Mr Taylor, 57, is survived by his wife and children Peter, Jan and Jill. There are three grandchildren. A farmer at Bessibelle, Mr Taylor spent many years lumping grain, managing a silo and on a petrol run. A life member of Gerang-Kiata Football Club, sport was a major part of Mr Taylor's life. Born at Dimboola on June 10, 1932, Mr Taylor was the son of Amy and Johnny Taylor. He married Ena Mellington on June 10, 1952, which was both his and his wife's birthday. He had three sisters: Joyce, Mrs Fritsch; Lorna, Mrs Shultz; and Betty, Mrs Elliott. Coffin bearers: Gary and Kevin Schultz, Daryl Argall, Dennis Clark, Don Fritsch and Raymond Webb.


Born: 1888 - Stuart Mill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 18 November 1934 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Wednesday, 21st November 1934

The body of Mr John Thwaites of Carapooee West was recovered in three feet of water in a dam on him property at 7am on Sunday by Mr Percy Torney, a neighbour. Thwaites who was aged 45 years, rose at 5 am and in reply to his wife's enquiry as to why he was getting up so early, said he had some work to do. Later his dog returned home, and Mrs Thwaites discovered that a pea rifle was missing from its accustomed place. She then went to Mr Torney's house for assistance. It would appear that the unfortunate man went into the dam and while their received a bullet wound to the head. He was a son of Mr and Mrs John Thwaites of Carapooee west. He leaves a widow and a young family of four - Joyce, Alys, Harold and Melva.


TOPLISS (nee Torney) Annie
Born: 2 December 1881 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 16 July 1931 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Saturday, 18th July 1931

The death of Mrs Annie Topliss, wife of Mr Alfred Topliss, Carapooee West, which sad event occurred at St Arnaud after a long illness, on Thursday, was heard with much regret throughout the district where she is well known, and held in the highest esteem, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband. The late Mrs Topliss, who was aged 49 years was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs W Torney, of Carapooee West, and she had been associated with the district all her life. About four years ago she underwent a very serious operation, resulting in the amputation of her leg. She bore her sufferings with fortitude and christian resignation that was most edifying. A large circle of friends deeply regret her death, and extend their sympathy to the bereaved husband, and also to her sister, Mrs J Palmer, McMahon Street. The remains were interred yesterday at St Arnaud cemetery, the funeral arrangements being carried out by Mr WL Kell. The coffin was carried by Messrs Jas., Jos., Michael and William Torney (brothers), and the pall bearers were - Messrs Sam, John Torney (brothers), Robert, Percy and George Torney (nephews) and W Topliss (brother-in-law). The Rev. Canon Macmichael carried out the funeral arrangements.


TORNEY (nee Young) Agnes Nairn
Born: 23 April 1869 - Clunes, Victoria, Australia
Died: 11 June 1951 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily (Mildura) - Friday, 15th June 1951

Mrs AN Torney
Many friends and relatives attended the funeral of Mrs Agnes Nairn Torney at Red Cliffs on Wednesday. The cortege left her home at Cardross at 2.30 pm. The burial service was conducted by the rev. H Hall and the casket was carried by Messrs HJ Passmore, A Barker, B Harding and WJ Torney. Among the many wreaths were those from the Cardross mother's Club, members of Cardross Hospital Auxiliary, members of the War Widows Guild and directors and management of the Red Cliffs Co-op Packing Co. Arrangements were in the hands of E York and Son. Mrs Torney was an original settler at Cardross, and always took a keen interest in district affairs, particularly with regard to education. She was the only woman present at a meeting, which was held under a tree, of parents anxious to secure a school for Cardross. She was a foundation member of the Cardross Mothers Club in which she retained a keen interest for about 25 years. She was also an active worker for the Red Cross and Cardross Hospital Auxiliary.


Born: 1894 - Moonambel, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 June 1928 - Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia

Warracknabeal Herald - Tuesday, 26th June 1928

The death took place at the public hospital on 22nd inst., of Albert Torney, aged 33, who was employed as a farm laborer, and was well-known in the Wallup district. The remains were interred in the Warracknabeal Cemetery on Saturday, the Rev L U Alley officiating at the graveside. The coffin-bearers were all relatives, viz., Messrs C Torney, WJ Torney, T Torney, C Torney, E Torney and J Torney; and the pall was carried by Messrs H Coleman, F Phillips, G Phillips, G Erhardt, H Hill, FA Argent, E Sargent and A Cameron.


TORNEY Clarence Joseph
Born: 11 July 1913 - Narrandera, New south Wales, Australia
Died: 24 August 1984 - Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

The Area News (Griffith) - 6 September 1984

Mr Clarence Joseph Torney of Kingfisher Avenue, Coleambally, died at the Griffith Nursing Home on August 24 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his family, Dot, Joe, Frank, Shirley, Pat, John, Bob, Bill, Wayne, Mick, Marion, Wendy and Steve. Mr Torney was buried at the Griffith Lawn Cemetery following a service at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on August 28.


TORNEY Clarence William
Born: 1897 - Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 21 December 1918 - Fremantle, Western Australia

Kyabram Free Press - Tuesday, 24th December 1918

Australians on Service
Death of Private Cal Torney
Mr and Mrs Jacob Torney of Tongala, were advised yesterday of the death of their eldest son, Private Cal Torney, which took place at Woodman's Point quarantine Station, Western Australia, on Saturday from pneumonic Influenza. Private Torney enlisted in June last and sailed for the front in the Boonah, which was recalled when the armistice was signed. With a number of others he contracted influenza and some days ago his parents were advised of his serious illness. Private Torney came to Tongala when he was very young and he was practically reared there. He was a bright lad, and his sunny disposition made him a favourite with everyone. News of his death has excited feeling of deep sorrow and keen sympathy is felt for his bereaved parents.


TORNEY Douglas Neil
Born: abt 1956
Died: 17 June 1973 - Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia

The Sun - Tuesday, 19th June 1973

TORNEY - Accidentally at Swan Hill on June 17, Douglas Neil, loved son
of Reg and Mona, loved brother of Ellen, Robert and Andrew. Aged 17
years. In God's Care. Funeral, Swan Hill 3 pm today.

Inquisition at Swan Hill - 6th November 1973

Douglas Neil Torney - died on the 17th June 1973 at the Swan Hill District Hospital. Verdict: Douglas Neil Torney died from the effects of injuries received when the car he was driving overturned on the Murray Valley Highway near Beverford on 16 June 1973. Body was identified by his father Mr RT Torney, Truck Driver, 10 Murrell Ave, Swan Hill. Inquiry found that the driver had overtaken a number of cars, failed then to take a bend in the road. the driver was thrown out of the car and died as a result. Passenger in his car was unharmed.


Born: 1885 - Donald, Victoria, Australia
Died: 17 march 1930 - Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia

The Donald Times, Friday, 21st March 1930

TORNEY - on March 18, 1930, at Melbourne, Edward, loved husband of Annie, father of Gladys, and grandfather of little Nancy. Aged 46.



The death of a well known and respected resident of Donald district, on the person of Mr Edward Torney, took place at Melbourne on Tuesday last. The late Mr Torney was born at Donald forty six years ago and had lived in this district ever since. He had many friends here and was known as a hard working, steady resident, although for some years he had been handicapped by serious illness. He leaves a widow, one daughter (Gladys) and one grand daughter, for whom much sympathy is felt. Mrs McQueen (Rupanyup) is a sister, while the following brothers are also left; Thomas (Stawell), Jacob (Tongala), John (Patchewollock), William (Brim) and Samuel (Murtoa). The funeral took place on Wednesday, many friends following the remains to their last resting place in the Methodist portion of the Donald Cemetery. The coffin bearers were Messrs. C Torney, J Torney, E Storer, V Harris, N Steer, A Storer. Pall bearers were Messrs J Hannah, WT Muir, G Pole, W Torney, W Rose and Allen Cumming.


TORNEY Edward Charles
Born: 29 April 1923 - Brim, Victoria, Australia
Died: 30 September 1967 - Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The Warracknabeal Herald - Tuesday, 3rd October 1967

A man who was born at Brim, Mr Edward Charles Torney, of Maidstone, will be buried at Warracknabeal cemetery this afternoon. Aged 44, he died suddenly at Geelong.
Mr Torney was a son of the late Mr and Mrs William Torney of Brim. His father was a shire employee. He is survived by two daughters, Alice and Beverley.
Brothers and sisters: Clarrie (Brim); Laurel (Mrs Teflar, St Kilda); Evelyn (Mrs Alberts, Maidstone); Thelma (Mrs Schoonhoven, Colac); Hilda (Mrs Baldwin, Wemen); Dulcie (Mrs Sanderson, Footscray). Living all his younger life in Brim, he enlisted for the army at Warracknabeal.
On discharge he lived at Maidstone, working as a ship's chandler. Mr Torney will be buried following a 3 pm service at WB Gardiner and Sons Funeral Palour, Warracknabeal Methodist Minister Rev H W Abbey, will read the services.


TORNEY Elizabeth
Born: 1866 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 December 1867 - Peters Diggings, Victoria, Australia

Inquistion: 5th December 1867

Inquisition before a Coroner and Jury
Verdict/Finding: The deceased child, Elizabeth Torney died at Evansfind on the evening of 3rd December, 1867, aged 21 months, and the cause of death was the severe shock to her nervous system, the effects of severe burns accidentally received.

Examination of Hugh Torney.
On Oath 5th December 1867.
I am a labourer and reside at Evansfind. I have seen the body of the female child the subject of this enquiry, and identify it as that of my daughter Elizabeth aged 21 months, born at Peters Diggings, Saint Arnaud. I last saw deceased alive on the third inst at midnight, she was apparently dying from the effects of severe burns, all over the under part of the body. I took deceased to the Amhurst Hospital, when Dr Dixon attended to the childs injuries I then bought deceased home and 15 minutes after we arrived the deceased died. I did everything in my power to alleviate the childs suffering.
Signed: Hugh Torney 5th December 1867

Examination of Jane Torney.
On Oath 5th December 1867.
I am the wife of Hugh Torney and reside at Evansfind. The deceased child the subject of this enquiry was my daughter. About 5 minutes before I heard screams issuing from my house, I had gone to the well for water, leaving deceased standing at the door, she was then enjoying good health. This was on the 3rd inst about 5 pm, on hearing the screams, I saw Mrs Quinlan running towards my house and deceased running from the house with her clothes on fire. Mr james England endeavoured to extinguish the flames. There was no fire that I could observe in the chimney when I left a few minutes before, nor were there any lamps or candles burning in the house, I had a short time previously put wood in the chimney to be in readiness for the fire to prepare the supper , and I think there must have been some red embers in the chimney which ignited the wood. My little boy aged 3 years 4 months told me deceased was stirring the fire with a piece of dead wood and that the draught from the door ignited the fire which caught her clothes. I accompanied my husband to the Amhurst hospital and took care of deceased until her death. Signed: Jane Torney, 5th December 1867.

There was also a statement by Mr James England confirming the account given by Mrs Jane Torney. Mr England had rolled the child on the ground and wrapped her in a blanket when the accident occurred.

Dr Dixon gave a statement confirming that the child had been bought to him for treatment, he treated her to the best of his ability but did not expect that the child would survive.


Born: 24 June 1908 - Moonambel, Victoria, Australia
Died: 12 August 1966 - Stawell, Victoria, Australia

The Stawell Times-News - Tuesday, 16th August 1966


The death took place in the Stawell Hospital on August 12, of Mr Ernest Torney of Mary Street, Stawell at the age of 58 years.

A son of the late Thomas and Harriet Torney, and he was born at Frenchmans. Mr Torney was married at Stawell to Miss Margaret Ann Johnston, who predeceased him.

Sympathy is extended to his daughter Percina (Mrs L Pierce, Mooroolbark) and to his sister and brother and other relatives.

The funeral took place on Monday morning leaving Holy Trinity Church of England, after a service conducted by Rev R Rowlands for the Stawell Cemetery.

Messrs F Crouch and Son carried out the funeral arrangements


TORNEY (nee Cracknell) Harriet
Born: 1866 - Peters Diggings, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 January 1934 - Stawell, Victoria, Australia

Stawell News - Saturday, 6th January 1934

Mrs Harriet Torney, of Mary Street, Stawell, died at the Stawell hospital on Thursday. Born in Landsborough 69 years ago, the late Mrs Torney was the wife of Thomas Torney, of Stawell, and was married at Warracknabeal, 50 years ago. Always connected with district, many friends will mourn the loss of Mrs Torney who leaves six children to whom sympathy is extended. She was the mother of thirteen children, seven of whom predeceased her. They are Leah (deceased), Jane (deceased), Thomas, Hugh (deceased), Clarence James (deceased), Albert (deceased), William John, Charles Edward, Ellen Caroline (Mrs Stevens), Rose (deceased), Joseph Nicholas, Ernest and Verna (deceased). The remains were interred in the Stawell cemetery yesterday afternoon. The coffin bearers were: W Torney, J Torney, E Torney, E Torney (Sons), C Torney (Nephew), S Stevens (son-in-law); and the pall bearers W Jamieson, W Jordon, J Blake, J Leslie, T Hardwick, J King. Rev C O Andersen conducted the burial service, and Mr R McKenzie had charge of the mortuary arrangements.


TORNEY (nee Wigg) Hilda Muriel
Born: 2 March 1903 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 5 July 1982 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The Riponshire Advocate (Beaufort) - Friday, 15th July 1982

MRS H M TORNEY It was with deep regret that residents learned of the death at the Ballarat Base Hospital on Monday, July 5, of Mrs Hilda Murial Torney. Mrs Torney was 79 years of age and has resided in Beaufort for many years and took an active part in a number of women's organisations of the town as well as the Uniting Church and Bowling Associated. She was a life member of the Beaufort Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary; being treasurer for 33 years. She is survived by three sons Messrs. Alan, Max and Keith Torney, a daughter Mrs Shirley Coulter. She also leaves other relatives to mourn her passing. Her husband, William, predeceased her. After a service at St Andrew's Uniting Church, on 8th July, the large cortege moved to the Beaufort Cemetery. Casket bearers at the church and cemetery were Messrs. Jeff Torney (grandson), Stephen Torney (grandson), Barry Torney (grandson), Peter Torney (grandson), Ross Torney (grandson) and Michael Sheridan (grandson-in-law). The members of the Beaufort Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary formed a guard of honour at the church. Among the many floral tributes were wreaths from the Mum's Auxiliary, Beaufort; President, Committee and Members Beaufort Junior Football Club, Beaufort Branch Country Women's Association; Uniting Church Guild Members; Members Beaufort Rural Fire Brigade; Fire Brigades Ladies Auxiliary; President and Members St Arnaud RSL; Friends at Ripon Homes. Rev K. Wright conducted the services at the church and graveside. Mr E.K. Crouch, of Beaufort, carried out the funeral arrangements.


Born: October 1838 - County Down, Northern Ireland
Died: 19 January 1895 - Donald, Victoria, Australia

The Donald Times - Tuesday, 22nd January 1895

TORNEY - On the 19th January, Hugh Torney, the beloved husband of Jane
Torney. Aged 56 years.

On Saturday morning last Mr Hugh Torney died after a painful illness of many months' duration. The deceased had suffered terribly from cancer in the throat, and although treated by several medical men and operated on at St Arnaud Hospital, this insidious disease had taken too firm a hold on his constitution, and he gradually declined until he died from sheer exhaustion. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The funeral service was conducted by P E Carne, Esq., JP. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of the Donald district, and had been engaged as a contractor for many years past in Donald. He leaves a widow and a family of nine children. The late Mr Torney made many friends, by whom his illness was lightened in many ways, although he bore his painful suffering with a fortitude that almost amounted to heroism.

The Donald Times - Friday, 25th January 1895

At a meeting of the members of the Fire Brigade on Tuesday evening it was unanimously decided to initiate a benefit performance on behalf of the widow and family of the late Hugh Torney. The deceased was a foundation member of the brigade, and it would be a worthy tribute to his memory to attempt to some extent to relieve the monetary anxieties which his long and painful illness must have entailed on his widow and family.


Born: 1868 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 4 July 1889 - Donald, Victoria, Australia

Donald Times - Saturday, 6th July 1889

We regret to have to record the death of Hugh Torney, son of Mr Torney, of Donald, which took place yesterday, after a long and severe illness. The funeral will leave his parent's residence at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, when the members of the Donald Fire Brigade, and Star of Avon Tent, IOR, are requested to follow his remains to their last resting place - the Donald Cemetery.

The Donald Times - Tuesday, 9th July 1889

The funeral of Hugh Torney took place on Sunday last, the remains being conveyed to their last resting place, the Donald Cemetery. The coffin, which was covered by a pall and the deceased's cap and tunic laid on it, was carried on the fire-engine, the members of the brigades, under the leadership of captain Hearn, acting as pall-bearers. A large number of vehicles and horsemen followed, as well as the children of the Wesleyan Sunday School, of which the deceased was a member. As the cortege moved from the deceased's late residence the fire bell tolled at intervals, and the road to the cemetery was lined with spectators. Rev Mr Farley read the burial service in a solemn and impressive manner. Much sympathy is expressed for Mr and Mrs Torney in their bereavement.


Born: 3 July 1942 - Flinders, Victoria, Australia
Died: 14 November 1945 - Dromana, Victoria, Australia

Inquisition: November 1945

Findings: Ian John Torney died at Flinders on the 14th day of November 1945, from a depressed fracture of the left frontal bone (forehead) and other injuries received when he was accidentally thrown from a pony which he was then and there riding.
Signed: Ernest Rudduck, JP, Coroner

Deposition of a witness: Alan John MacDonald, Medical Practioner, residing Dromana
On November 14th, 1945, I visited the Dromana Bush Nursing Hospital at about 10 am and examined the body of Ian John Torney, aged 3 years and four months, life was extinct. There was a depressed fracture of the left frontal bone (forehead). The right leg was fractured (both bones) at about the middle. There was extensive bruises and abrasions on the face, especially the right side and abrasions near the left scapula (shoulder blade) and bruises on all limbs. Death in my opinion was due to the injuries received and shock which would be inevitable in the circumstances. The injuries were consistant with his having been thrown from and dragged by a horse.
Alan J MacDonald
19th December 1945
at Dromana

Deposition of a witness: Kevin Maxwell Torney, school boy, aged 11, residing Warrawong, Flinders.
About 8 am on the 14th day of November 1945 I went with my brother to a paddock at the rear of the house. I saddled up two ponies with the intention of rounding up draught horses in a nearby paddock. I lifted Ian onto one pony and put his feet into the stirrup straps. I then mounted the other pony. We walked our ponies for a distance of about 300 yards, and were up with the draught horses. The draught horses then trotted off into an adjoining paddock and Ian's pony trotted behind them into the paddock. The draught horses then turned and trotted into the original paddock which they had left. Ian's pony was still trotting behind them. As Ian was proceeding through a gateway he slipped from the saddle and his left leg was caught in the stirrup strap. His pony bolted and Ian was dragged for a long distance. After a while the stirrup strap broke and Ian fell to the ground. My father then came along and picked Ian up. The pony galloped out of sight towards home and I lost sight of it after it crossed a hill. The pony was an old one and is quiet. I have never known it to bolt before. I think it was the fact that the pony swerved when it was passing through the gate that caused my brother to slip out of the saddle. Ian to my knowledge had ridden the pony three or four times previously. I think this was the first occasion he had ridden on his own. Previously my brother Trevor had mounted the pony with him. Prior to the pony bolting I caught it by the rein , but it pulled away and bolted. KKM Torney
19th December 1945


TORNEY (nee Thwaites) Isabella
Born: 29 October 1884 - Stuart Mill, Victoria, Australia
Died: 21 April 1932 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Saturday, 23rd April 1932

The death occurred suddenly on Thursday morning, about 11 o'clock, from heart failure, of Mrs Isabella Torney, of Carapooee West, wife of Mr Wm Torney. Deceased, who was 47 years of age, was born at Carapooee West, and was the second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Thwaites, of Carapooee West. She had resided in the district the whole of her life. She leaves a family of three daughters and three sons, viz, Mrs DA Simpson, Paradise; Mrs Vic Proctor, Kooreh; Miss Dorothy Torney, Carapooee West; Eric W., Alan John and Clifford Harold Torney all of Carapooee West. The funeral will take place today (Saturday), at 2pm, the cortege leaving her late residence for the Stuart Mill cemetery.


Born: 1870 - Lexton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 6 June 1954 - Tongala, Victoria, Australia

The Kyabram Free Press - Thursday, 10th June 1954


Mr J Torney
A wide circle of friends regret to learn of the passing of one of the district's highly esteemed pioneer residents in the person of Mr Jacob Torney, of Tongala.

Deceased, who was 84 years of age was born at Lexton. he served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith at Donald, and it was at that town that he married Miss Elizabeth Langridge, in 1895. Four years later he came to Tongala and established a blacksmith business, and was also associated in farming pursuits. About 15 years ago he retired as a blacksmith, but continued his farming activities.

Although he did not actively participate, he was keenly interested in sport. An expert accordeonist, he often played in those earlier times for dances throughout the district. He was also a former member of the Kyabram Brass Band.

As a member of the committee of the Deakin Shire Hall, in the days when Mr Castles was engineer, he assisted in the construction of the hall,and was always ready to help any organisation functioning for the good of the town, including the Progress Association and Water Trust. He was one of the foundation members of the Tongala Fire Brigade, and was the first supplier of milk to the then Tongala Cheese Factory. He was an enthusiast with the gun, and competed in district shoots in the early days of the sport in Tongala, and with his buggy and horse took part in organised hare drives.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Clifford (Tongala), Donald (Kyabram), three daughters Gladys (Mrs Crack, Waltham), Iva (Mrs Woods, Sydney), Mignonette (Mrs Noble, Cobram). He was predeceased by one son, Clarence, who was killed in the First World War. The funeral took place on Tuesday to the Tongala Cemetery. Prior to the lengthy cortege leaving his late residence at Tongala, a service was conducted by Rev E Nixon, who also officiated at the graveside. Numerous floral tributes were borne by relatives and friends. Coffin Bearers: Messrs C Torney, D Torney, C Noble, J Crack, T McQueen, J Torney. Pall Bearers: Messrs Hugh McQueen, Bill Tolley, Fred Brose, D Faulkner, A Tinning, R Brose, T Rankin, T Tinning. Funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Diggle and Cruse.


TORNEY (nee Storer) Jane
Born: 26 December 1845 - Agley Hay, Staffordshire, England
Died: 3 December 1922 - Donald, Victoria, Australia

The Donald Times - Tuesday, 5th December 1922


Yet another of our oldest residents, in the person of Mrs Jane Torney, has passed away. The late Mrs Torney was born in Staffordshire, England 77 years ago, and arrived in Adelaide with her parents when 10 years of age. Later the moved to Ararat, and thence to Peter's diggings (Carapooee.) 59 years ago she married the late Mr Hugh Torney, who died in Donald 27 years ago. The family residence is was situated on the spot now occupied by the railway station. The deceased lady was a well-known and highly respected pioneer, and for many years followed her profession as mid-wife in Donald and district. For the past 16 years she had resided at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr W Bandy, of Donald, and her kind and loving disposition had made her popular with all whom she came in contact, particularly the children. Previous to her death she had been ailing for about two years, and leaves a family of nine to mourn their loss, the sons being Thomas (Landsborough), Jacob (Tongala), John (Patchewollock), Wm (Brim) Joseph (Temora, NSW), Edward (Donald) and Samuel (Rupanyup). The daughters are Rose (Mrs McQueen) of Rupanyup, and Jane (Mrs Bandy) of Donald.

The funeral, which was a large and representative one, took place at Donald yesterday afternoon, the Rev J W Crean officiating at the graveside. Six sons of the deceased acted as coffin bearers, the pall-bearers being Messrs. Geo Pope, O Meyr, E Howard, WG Parse, and four nephews, Messrs W & J Torney, and Thos and H Storer. Mr Reg Bandy had charge of the funeral arrangements.


Born: 1888 - Donald, Victoria, Australia
Died: 15 January 1908 - Sandy Creek, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Saturday, 18th January 1908

Another drowning accident occurred on Wednesday, the locality this time being Sandy Creek. The victim was Jane Torney, aged 19 years and 9 months, daughter of Mr Thomas Torney. Deceased who was engaged as a domestic by Mrs Benson, was bathing in a dam near the house when she met her sad fate. A magisterial enquiry was held at Sandy Creek on Thursday before His Worship the Mayor, Cr. R Sloane, J.P., who found the death was accidental.

The particulars of the fatality are furnished in the evidence given by Mrs Helen Benson, who stated on the 15th inst., at about 6.30 pm., she in company with deceased and two children went for a bathe in a dam situated about eight chains from the house. Deceased was in the water, and Mrs Benson sat on the bank and watched her. Miss Torney asked where the shallow part of the dam was, and on it being pointed out she paddled about for a while. She said she could swim, but had not had a swim for five years. She swam a few strokes on her side and then put her head under the water. She repeated this two or three times and then put her hands up to her head, and a little while afterwards went under. Mrs Benson saw the top of the girls head and called out to her, but she did not answer. Mrs Benson went into the water to try and save her, but could not rescue her as the water was too deep, and she could not swim. Mrs Benson ran to the top of the bank and called for help. Her husband came over immediately and went into the water about a minute afterwards. Mr James Benson drove up in a buggy. He also jumped into the water, and the body was pulled out. From the time Mrs Benson called to the time Mr Jas Benson came up not more than six or seven minutes had elapsed. When the body was laid on the bank, Mrs Benson, her husband and Mr J Benson made every effort to restore animation with success. Word was then sent to St Arnaud Police, Deceased had been in Mrs Benson's employ for 12 months, and was on good terms with the family, and in good spirits.


Born: 16 March 1884 - Carapooee, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 January 1936 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The Argus - Wednesday, 22nd January 1936



James Torney, of Clark Street, Prahran, suffered serious injury when a motor truck he was driving overturned at a bend near Devereau's lane, on the Bolwarrah road on Tuesday night. Torney was pinned beneath the vehicle. Two women and a child were thrown clear. Torney's son-in-law, Noel Sneath, also escaped with a shaking. Torney's left leg was crushed, Torney was admitted to the Base Hospital.

The Argus - Thursday, 23rd January 1936


Crushed between a motor-truck when it overturned on the turn by Devereau's lane, near Bolwarrah post-office on Tuesday evening, Joseph Torney, aged 51 years, dairyman, of Clark Street, Prahran, died at the Ballarat Base Hospital early on Wednesday morning. An inquest was opened by the deputy coroner (Mr W R Reid), and evidence of identification given by Horace Sneath, of Clarke Street, Prahran. Loaded with furniture the truck was being driven from Aspendale to Rocklyn, near Daylesford, when the vehicle overturned in some gravel on a bend. Torney was crushed beneath the chassis, and his left leg almost severed. At the base hospital the leg was amputated. The injured man failed to respond to treatment. The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.


TORNEY Joseph Nicholas
Born: 20 March 1907 - Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
Died: 22 March 1960 - Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

The Stawell News - Saturday, 26th March 1960

The death occurred at the Maryborough Hospital on Tuesday evening of Mr Joseph Nicholas Torney of Moonambel, at the age of 53 years. He was a son of the late Thomas and Harriet Torney, and was born at Frenchmans. He was a bricklayer by trade. Sincere sympathy is offered to his sister Ellen (Mrs R Stephens, Stawell) and brothers Thomas (Stawell), William (Beaufort), and Ernest (Stawell). The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon leaving Messrs Fred Crouch and son's parlor after a service conducted by Rev'd A Rutter. Coffin bearers were Messrs Stan Stephen (brother-in-law), C Torney (Cousin), Alan Torney (nephew) and Ron Murray (relative). Pall bearers were Messrs W Torney (brother), Stan and Leslie Stephens, J Currie, P Jackson (relatives), Lindsay Good and J Driscoll (rep Barkly and Moonambel friends) and RW Scott. Many beautiful floral tributes were place around the casket.


TORNEY (nee Paice) Julia
Born: 1915 - Temora, New South wales, Australia
Died: 30 August 1979 - Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

The Area News (Griffith) - 7 September 1979

Mrs. Julia Ann Torney, late of 95 Yambil Street, Griffith, died at her home on August 30, aged 63. She is survived by her husband and family. Mrs. Torney was buried in the Griffith Lawn Cemetery after a service in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Griffith, on September 3.


TORNEY (nee Johnston) Margaret Ann
Born: 1917 - Stawell, Victoria, Australia
Died: 29 November 1938 - Stawell, Victoria, Australia

The Stawell News - Wednesday, 30th November 1938


The friends of Mr Ernest Torney, of Gertrude Street, will regret to hear of the death of his wife (Mrs Margaret A Torney) which occurred yesterday at the age of 21 years. She was held in great esteem, and the sympathy of many friends is extended to her sorrowing husband and young child (Percina). The funeral will leave her late residence for the Stawell Cemetery at 4 o'clock this afternoon.


TORNEY (nee Storer) Mary
Born: 1849 - Dorthill, Warwickshire, England
Died: 17 March 1913 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury -Wednesday, 19th March 1913

The friends of Mrs Mary Torney, relict of William Torney, will regret to her of her death, which took place on Monday at Carapooee West, which has been her home for a very lengthy period. The late Mrs Torney was born in Birmingham, England, and was 64 years of age. She was quite a child when she came to Australia, landing in Adelaide in 1854. Coming over to Victoria subsequently she resided for a time in the Ararat district, and then removed to Peters, where she settled. Her husband was accidentally killed close upon 20 years ago. There is a grown up family of 12, for whom much sympathy is expressed. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the remains which were enclosed in a neat oak coffin being interred in the St Arnaud cemetery in the presence of many mourners.

St Arnaud Mercury - Wednesday, 26th March, 1913

CARAPOOEE WEST (from our own correspondent)
By the death of Mrs Wm Torney, sen., there has been removed from our midst one of the oldest and most highly respected of local residents. Though a patient sufferer for a long time, and her death not unexpected, still the sad news caused profound expressions of sorrow on all sides. The late Mrs Torney was a woman with a heart to feel for other's woes, and of a very kind and neighbourly disposition. In sickness, bereavement, or trouble of any kind, her's was the voice to cheer and comfort, and her's the hand held forth to help. Very many can speak of kindnesses received from her, for she was indeed a true friend at all times and will be greatly missed. The deceased carried on farming operations here with much success, but a few years back she retired and had lately been residing with her son, Mr Wm Torney. She leaves a family of twelve to mourn their loss. The members are - Mrs R Rowe, Eden, NSW; Mr W Torney, Carapooee West; Mr Sam Torney, Avoca; Mr John Torney, Carapooee West: Mrs G Hayes, Talbot; Mrs Jacob Palmer, Carapooee; Mrs Finn, Albert Park; Mrs Alf Topliss, Carapooee West; Mr Joe Torney, Ouyen; Mr Jas Torney, St Arnaud; Mrs Oldfield, Melbourne and Mr Michael Torney, Carapooee West.


TORNEY Robert Samuel
Born: 30 July 1951 - Avoca, Victoria, Australia
Died: 11 February 1973 - Foster, Victoria, Australia

The Avoca Mail - Wednesday, 14th February 1973

During last week-end Robert Samuel Torney, aged 21 years, of Hazel Park, via Welshpool, was killed when the car which he was driving collided head-on with another car on the South Gippsland Highway, four miles from Foster.

Robert is a son of Mr and Mrs J Torney, who resided in Avoca until a few years ago.


Born: 1912 - Rupanyup, Victoria, Australia
Died: 20 January 1933 - Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia

The Warracknabeal Herald - Tuesday, 24th January 1933



The death took place at the Warracknabeal District Hospital on Friday last of Ronald Torney, of Brim. Deceased who was only 20 years of age, was well known in Brim where he had spent his school days. The cause was intestinal obstruction. Deceased appears to have been unfortunate since childhood and has had more than his fair share of misfortunes and accidents. When a child he fell and broke his arm, later he had a bullet lodge in his leg and later still was operated on for appendicitis. More serious than all the others, he met with a gun accident and lost an arm. Notwithstanding all these misfortunes he was of a bright and happy disposition, and seemed to treat misfortune lightly, and was popular with his mates and acquaintances. He was ill only three days, and although every effort was made to overcome the trouble it was of no avail and he passed away to the intense sorrow of his parents and friends. The remains were interred in the Warracknabeal Cemetery on Friday. The service was conducted by the Rev H A De La Rue. The coffin, which was covered with beautiful flowers from sympathising friends and relatives was carried by Messrs D Burns, J Bloomer, E Giddings and V Pearce, and the Pall bearers were Messrs W Ferguson, W Trew, W Stewart, J Blackman, H Blackman, T Blackman, L Baker and F Oehm. Mr T E Gardiner satisfactorily carried out the funeral arrangements.


TORNEY (nee Humphrey) Rosaline
Born: 1888 - Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
Died: 26 May 1951 - Avoca, Victoria, Australia

The Avoca Mail - Friday, 1st June 1951


Rosaline TORNEY

After a lengthy illness the death took place on Saturday last of Mrs Rosaline Torney of Homebush Road, Avoca, wife of the late Samuel Torney.

The deceased lady who was 68 years of age at the time of her passing was well known and respected having been resident in Avoca the greater part of her life. She is survived by four sons and one daughter, for whom deepest sympathy is felt. Members of her family are Percy, Edward, Allan, Jack and Molly (Mrs Waring).

The funeral took place on Monday, leaving her late residence for the Avoca Cemetery at 2.30 pm. The coffin was borne by Jack (son) D Carey (Nephew), Leslie (Nephew) and R Shimmon.


Born: 18 March 1870 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 16 September 1938 - Avoca, Victoria, Australia

The Argus - Saturday, 17th September 1938


AVOCA, Friday. -The body of Samuel Torney, aged 86 years, a miner, was found in three feet of water In a dam at Hard Hill, near the Avoca Lead, When he was missed on Wednesday a search party organised by First-constable Ryan scoured the district. These searchers found the body. It is believed that Mr Torney had a seizure and fell into the water.

Avoca Mail - 17th September 1938


Mr Samuel Torney, aged 68, met his death by drowning this week. On Wednesday he left home with the intention of looking at his bees, and said he would not return till Thursday. When his two dogs came home without him on that day, anxiety was felt for his safety, and First Constable Ryan organised a search party. Messrs P Pitcher and W Rodwell went with him to bung Bong, and Mr torney was not at his camp. This morning First Constable Ryan, and Messrs P Pitcher and Allan and Alf Parker continued the search. At Paddy's Gully, a few hundred yards north-east of hard Hill and about two miles from the town, they found Mr Torney lying dead in a small waterhole containing about two feet of water. It is surmised that Mr Torney had a seizure when dipping up a billycan of water, and fell in. Deceased leaves a grown up family of which Constable Geo. Torney, Dunolly, is a son. Sincere sympathy is felt for the family in their sad and sudden bereavement.

The Avoca Mail - 20th September 1938

The funeral of the late Mr Samuel Torney, of whose death reference was made in these columns on Friday last, took place on Sunday evening. The cortege was a lengthy one, bearing testimony to the esteem in which deceased was held. The coffin bearers were: William George, Albert, Percy, Allan, Walter (sons), and James Torney (Brother). The burial service was conducted by the Rev E J Lees (Church of England) and Mr HF Classen had charge of the funeral arrangements.


TORNEY Samuel Ambrose
Born: 11 February 1915 - Rupanyup, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2 January 1982 - Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Mail Times - 6th January 1982


Mr Ambrose Torney of Wombelano died at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne on Saturday. He was 66.

Born at Stawell he was the son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Torney and married Miss Mary Ough, who survives.

Daughters and son; Margaret (Mrs Johnston, Rosedale), Peter (dec), Betty (Mrs Warrick, Hobart), Patricia (Mrs M Glaubitz, Horsham).

Sisters and Brothers: Elizabeth (Dec), Bobby (Stawell), Rene(Mrs Crute, dec), Lennie (Mount Martha), Patricia (Mrs Sharlot, Mooroolbark), Reginald (Swan Hill) and Harold (Hamilton).

Requiem Mass at Ss Michael and John's Catholic Church, Horsham and the service at Horsham Lawn Cemetery were led by the Rev Fr D Hurley of Harrow.

Coffin bearers: Messrs Bob, Len, Reg and Harold Torney, Leo and Kevin Ough.


Born: August 1864 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 28 May 1940 - Landsborough, Victoria, Australia

Stawell News - Wednesday, 29th May 1940

TORNEY - On the 28th May at Landsborough, Thomas Torney, of Stawell (late of Landsborough), dearly beloved husband of the late Harriet Torney and loving father of Leah (deceased), Jane (deceased), Thomas, Hughie (deceased), Clarence (deceased), Albert (deceased), William, Charles, Ellen, Rose (deceased), Joseph, Ernest and Verna (deceased). Aged 78 years.


The death occurred yesterday at Landsborough of Mr Thomas Torney, of Stawell and late of Landsborough at the age of 78 years. The late Mr Torney's wife predeceased him some years ago, and a family of thirteen children, seven died before their father. Mr Towney was well known in Stawell district, and the sincere sympathy of friends is extended to the members of his family - Thomas, William, Charles, Ellen, Joseph and Ernest. The remains are at McKenzie and Jordan's Chapel, Wimmera street, and the funeral will take place at the Stawell Cemetery to-morrow afternoon at 3.30pm.


TORNEY William
Born: 4 February 1842 - Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Died: 5 January 1894 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

St Arnaud Mercury - Saturday, 6th January, 1894


An accident, which caused the death of Mr William Torney, President of the Carapooee Farmer's Club, and well known as an old resident of the district and advocate of farmers' interests, took place on Thursday evening. It appears that the deceased, who had visited several hotels in the town in company of a young man named Charles George Noble, at 8 o'clock on the evening named set out for his home at Carapooee in company with Noble, both being on horseback. After passing the railway gates on the Stuart Mill road, deceased started to gallop his horse, and thus got some distance ahead of his companion. On Noble proceeding along the road, and when near the fruit gardens known as Reuben Abery's, he came across Torney lying on the road, and bleeding from a scratch across his nose. He got off his horse and asked deceased if he was hurt, and received an inarticulate reply. Noble then caught deceased horse, and returning tried to get the latter up to go home, but found he was unable to rise. He (Noble) then went to Mr Battersby, a resident close by, for assistance, and procuring water, asked deceased if he would take a drink, when he replied "No." They then sponged some into his mouth, which appeared to revive him. Noble then came into the town and having reported the matter to Constable Smith, proceeded out in a cab with that officer, and Torney was removed to the hospital, where he died between 4 and 5 o'clock yesterday morning. Deceased leaves a widow and family of twelve - six boys and six girls - chiefly grown up, to mourn their loss. An inquiry was held at the hospital yesterday afternoon before Mr P McBride, JP, touching the death of the deceased. Constable Smith in his evidence stated that before leaving Torney in the cab on the way to hospital he asked him where he was hurt, when he replied "I'm alright," and putting his hand to his head said "Leave me alone boys." Charles George Noble, in addition to facts above stated, said that after seeing Torney to the hospital he went to deceased's farm at Carapooee for a horse, but did not mention the accident to Torney's relatives because he personally thought it was not serious, and did not wish to cause alarm. He returned to St Arnaud at 9 o'clock next morning when he heard Torney was dead. Maurice Griffin, wardsman at the hospital, in his evidence said that on the evening of the 4th January, at 10.15, deceased was, soon after admission, examined by Dr Fleming, who did not think anything serious was wrong with him, but left orders for the night nurse to watch him during the night. Deceased died between 4 and 5 o'clock on the morning of the 5th January. Margaret Armstone, night nurse at the hospital, deposed that the deceased never spoke during the time he was under her care, and was very quiet. At 4 o'clock on Friday morning he was asleep, but slightly restless; while at 5.30 when she visited deceased she found him dead. Frank Battersby, gardener, also gave evidence as to rendering deceased assistance when called on to do so by Noble. Dr Angwin, who made an external examination of deceased, said that there was a small cut just above the bridge of the nose. The surrounding parts were considerably bruised, and there was considerable effusion of blood around the left eye. There was another cut three quarters of an inch long at the back of the right ear and some bruising. He could not detect any other injuries. From examination and evidence he gave his opinion that the cause of death was compression of the brain, due to rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, the injuries being such as might have been received by a fall from a horse. The coroner then returned a verdict that William Torney died from compression of the brain, due to a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, caused by his falling from a horse accidentally.


TORNEY William
Born: 1879 - St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia
Died: 8 June 1949 - Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia

The Warracknabeal Herald - Friday, 10th June 1949

The friends of Mrs Torney and family are kindly invited to attend the funeral of her late dearly beloved husband, William Torney, to leave the Church of England THIS DAY (Friday) at 2.30 pm after a service commencing at 2.15pm.


The death occurred on Wednesday of Mr William Torney of Brim, at the age of 71 years. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2.30 after a service at the Church of England at 2.15pm.

The Warracknabeal Herald - Wednesday, 15th June 1949



Resident of Warracknabeal and Brim district for the past 42 years, Mr William Torney died of Wednesday last at the age of 71 years. He was born at Cope Cope,

He leaves a wife and the following surviving members of his family are: Clarrie (Brim), Laurel (Mrs Telfer, Melbourne), Evelyn (Mrs O'Reilly, Melbourne), Thelma (Mrs Sanderson, Melbourne), Ted (Cobram), Hilda (Mrs Baldwin, Melbourne), Dulcie (Mrs Sanderson, Melbourne).


TORNEY William John
Born: 10 November 1897 - Landsborough, Victoria, Australia
Died: 12 October 1965 - Beaufort, Victoria, Australia

The Riponshire Advocate (Beaufort) - Saturday, 16th October 1965


Mr William John Torney, who passed away suddenly in his 68th year, at Ballarat, on Monday night, October 11, was a highly respected resident of Beaufort for about 30 years.

He previously lived at Buangor for a number of years and was born in the Avoca district at Landsborough. For many years Mr Torney was a railway employee at Buangor and Beaufort. After retiring from the railways he worked at Messrs. George and Larkens' Beaufort sawmill. A man of a quiet, friendly disposition, he was well liked by all who knew him. During World War II he was a member of the Beaufort Platoon of the 20th Btn. VDC. He was also an official of the Beaufort Cycling Club and a great follower of the sport. Mr Torney leaves a widow, three sons, a daughter, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law and 15 grandchildren. The sons are Messrs Alan Torney and Keith Torney (Beaufort) and Max Torney (St Arnaud); the daughter being Mrs L Coulter, of Burrumbeet.

Following a service conducted by Rev. K.H. Hamill, at the Beaufort Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 13, the remains of the late Mr Torney were interred in the Beaufort Cemetery. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends at the funeral. The casket was borne to the grave by Messrs Alan and Max Torney (sons), Mr L Coulter (son-in-law), T McQueen (cousin), Stan and Les Stevens (nephews). Rev. K.H. Hamill conducted the Presbyterian burial service. Among the many floral tributes were special wreaths from Beaufort Bowling Club Associates, Beaufort Presbyterian Choir, Beaufort Fire Brigade Ladies Club, R.S.L Ladies Auxiliary, President, Councillors and Staff Shire of Ripon, Ladies indoor Bias Bowling Club, Beaufort Urban Fire Brigade, St Arnaud RSL, Beaufort Mums' Auxiliary, President and Member Beaufort Branch CWA, Beaufort SS Mothers' Club. Mr E.K. Crouch, of Beaufort, carried out the funeral arrangements.


TURLAN Verdun Albert
Born: 25 January 1921 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Died: 25 March 1960 - Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Sunraysia Daily , Mildura - Saturday, 26th March 1960


A man who died in Mildura Base Hospital yesterday was one of seven injured in a head-on road smash near Dareton 13 days ago. He was Verdun Turlan (39) of Sandalong Avenue, Irymple. Turlan was a passenger in one of the two vehicles which collided head-on on the Wentworth Road near Dareton on Sunday March 13. He was admitted to hospital with head injuries. He died at 9.50 am yesterday.
Turlan's wife was injured in the same accident, and his mother Ada Maude Turlan (65), of Morpung Ave, Billabong, was hurt in another accident three days later.
Mrs Turlan Snr. was going to hospital to see her son when the car in which she was travelling came into contact with another vehicle at the intersection of 11th Street and Cowra Avenue. Turlan was the father of two children.









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