These pages about James Gegg are split up as follows :
Page 1 : Bits & Pieces
Page 2 : Involvement with education
Page 3 : Newspaper extracts
Page 5 : Newspaper reports of the negligently branding trial
2 June 1903 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post
HEADING : Tarago News
General regret was expressed in our little town when the news reached us of the intended departure of Mr Jas Gegg from Windellama. Although not a resident of Tarago, we have often had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman. He is a man of sterling qualities and one not often met with in every day life and we are sorry to lose him, for his cheery voice and pleasant smile will be sadly missed. But our loss is Goulburn's gain. We wish Mr Gegg and his amiable wife many years of happiness in their new home.
11 June 1903 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post
HEADING : Charge of Negligently Branding
James A Gegg was charged with that he did at Windellama, about November last, negligently brand with his own brand a certain sheep of which he was not the owner...... Full Newspaper Report
13 June 1903 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post
HEADING : Windellama - Valedictory
On Friday night last a number of friends of Mr & Mrs J A Gegg and family met to bid farewell to them prior to their departure from Windellama. Mr Haheay (Bungonia) in a felicitious speech explained the object of the gathering and dwelt particularly on Mr Gegg's worth and on the loss Windellama would feel in his departure. Messrs R Wood (Minniebrook), P Boreham (Lake Bathurst), S Croker (Tarago) and P Tickner (Bronti) endorsed the previous speakers' remarks. Mr Gegg in responding, said his friends had overrated him. He assured them he appreciated the kind sentiments they had expressed towards his wife and family. Dancing was then indulged in, with about 80 couples taking part. Good music was supplied by Miss Gegg and Mr McAlister (piano) and Messrs Tickner, Croker and Roberts (violin). Songs were rendered by Mrs Denning and Mr Finlay.
HEADING : Presentation
On the same occasion Miss F Gegg was made the recipient of a handsome bamboo bracelet by the members of St Bartholomew's Church of which she was organist.
29 April 1915 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post
HEADING : Obituary
Mr James A Gegg, a well known identity in Goulburn, died at his residence on Wednesday morning his age being 65. The deceased was born in England, and at the age of 12 years came out to Australia with his parents. He was engaged in farm work for an old relative for some time, and later took up his residence at Windellama where for many years he kept a store. About 12 years ago he came to Goulburn and afterwards became an Alderman of the Municipal Council.
He was a past Master of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, was President of the North Goulburn Parents & Citizens Association and at one time offered himself as a candidate for Parliament in the independent interest but was defeated. He was also a member of the Lodge Duke of Edinburgh. He took a keen interest in mining and was very well known in Braidwood where for some time he took an active part in the mining ventures of that district. Mr Gegg always had vivid recollections of the old gold mining days during which period he had many experiences. Leaves a widow and family.
HEADING : Funeral Notice
The friends of the late Mr James A Gegg and family are kindly invited to attend his funeral, to move from his late residence Pineleigh, Common St, East Goulburn tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock for the Methodist portion of the General Cemetery R Sydney Craig, Funeral Director
1 May 1915 : Goulburn Evening Penny Post
HEADING : The Late Mr J A Gegg
The funeral of the late Mr J A Gegg took place on Friday afternoon, the body being interred in the Methodist portion of the general cemetery. The Rev T M Taylor BA officiated. The chief mourners were the members of the family and in the cortage, which was a large one, were representatives of the Masonic order, the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society, the Friendly Societies Association to which the deceased was a delegate, the North Goulburn Parents & Citizens Ascn and the Druids Cricket Club. The masonic service was read by Vor Bro W J Wilson and the service of the Protestant Alliance by Bros Lake, DM and Watson, Sec
Updated : 11 Jul 2011