September 27 - October 10, 2020: Issue 468

 

Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Church Point

Bayview-Church Point, showing James Booth yacht 'Claribell', circa 1906-1907 and James Booth (?) in this yacht. In the background can be seen ''Rostrevor'' - where the track to McCarrs creek ended.


A LARGE BLACK BREAM. On Thursday last a fine specimen of black bream was caught by Mr. J. Booth, of Church Point, Pittwater. The fish was forwarded to Northern's Hotel, North Sydney, where it was viewed by a number of fishing enthusiasts. It was 21 in. long and weighed 5 ½ lb.  A LARGE BLACK BREAM. (1896, February 19). The Australian Star (Sydney, NSW : 1887 - 1909), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article231641103 

McCARR'S CREEK, PITTWATER
History of a Beautiful and Romantic Spot
(Written for 'The Sunday Times' by J. P. N. WHEELER.)

Where the lone creek, chafing nightly in the cold and sad moonshine, 
Beats beneath the twisted fern-roots and the drenched and dripping vine. -KENDALL

A TRIP to Church Point, Pittwater, in the old days, prior to the ad= vent of tram and motor car, was made by means of the coach running from Manly. Many a traveller by that old -fashioned means of progression was able to study and enjoy the trip of 13 miles perhaps far more than one who makes the journey now by more modern and speedier methods. While the coach bowled merrily along to the clink of the horses' hoofs on a hard road, every ferny dell and bramble, every green-clad hillside, cliff and expanse of ocean could be viewed at leisure until the quiet retreat of Church Point was reached after a journey of two hours. The big Royal Mail coach, which commenced its journey from livery stables next door to the old Pier Hotel, was put into service when a crowd was travelling on holidays. With its two box seats and five horses, it was a 'thing of beauty,' and there were usually among the occupants one or two bright spirits who enlivened the journey with their joviality. On the way down there was usually a break of a few minutes for refreshments at the Narrabeen and the Rock Lily Inns. 

McCarr's Creek is an affluent of Pittwater, flowing into the south-west corner of this arm of Broken Bay. Church Point, ideally situated at the southern- entrance of the creek, is the terminus of the old road from Manly, and an old milepost bears the figure 13. At this spot still stand the store and boat-shed once kept by Mr. James Booth, an old identity of the district. Mr. Booth was well known to sportsmen and he kept two yachts, the Claribel and the Menina, in which he used to take parties down the bay on fishing and pleasure excursions. The quaint little wharf where small cargo steamers from Sydney land their goods for local residents is just at hand. A few years ago, so sequestered was this spot, the arrival of the cargo boat from Sydney every Friday night about 9 p.m. created quite a flutter of interest among visitors and residents. 

Church Point derives its name from the little wooden house of worship erected about the year 1872 on the hill slope just above the wharf. In the cemetery lie two of the Oliver family, who passed away over 40 years ago. They were among the earliest inhabitants of Pittwater, when the blacks still lived in the fastnesses of Kuring-gai Chase. Such places enkindle in one's memory the lines of Gray's Elegy: — 

Each in his narrow cell for ever laid. 
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. 

The well-wooded and precipitous slopes of Scotland Island face the point. McCarr's Creek was first surveyed by Captain Hunter in the year 1789, when Governor Phillip made one of his several excursions to Broken Bay, and it may be mentioned in passing that Phillip named the southern arm Pittwater in honour of William Pitt, then Prime Minister of England. In the year 1792 William Dawes and an exploring party visited the spot now known as Church Point. Later on, in 1830, William Romaine Govett surveyed Pittwater, and mentions in his manuscript, 'Notes,' which are in the Mitchell Library, that 'Pittwater receives a romantic creek.' Later on, the same stretch of water was surveyed by Captain F. W. Sydney, R.N., in the year 1868, and the creek was marked on the chart as Pitt Inlet. The earliest plan on which the name 'McCarr' appears is that of a survey by J. Larmer, dated June 24, 1832. On the plan of a survey of January 13, 1830, by W. R. Govett, the creek in question is unnamed, so it is probable the name was given to it about this time. For some distance from the entrance soundings reveal a depth of six fathoms, and this is a good spot for anglers of red bream and whiting. But in the upper reach among the hills there is only sufficient water for rowing boats at high tide. It is to be regretted that the Government cannot see its way clear to dredge these pleasant waterways, as in course of time the silt from the mountains must choke them altogether. 

The upper portion of the creek is covered to some extent by a forest of mangroves, and is enclosed by hills rising to a height of 500ft. Exposed points of rocks here and there on the summits resemble, as Surveyor Govett observed in his 'Notes,' 'the castellated ruins of a fortress with its dilapidated battlements.' From these heights on a bright day the creek winds its way like a silver ribbon midst its verdant setting of bush flora. There are several fern-clad gorges which pour their tributary streamlets of fresh water into McCarr's Creek. Two of these mountain rivulets have their source near Tumbledown Dick Hill, and met at some distance from the navigable portion of the creek. At this junction is a pool known as the 'Duckhole,' truly a sequestered pool in woodland valley' if ever there was one worthy of Longfellow's verse. The single streamlet forms a cascade over the rocks in the glen, flowing under ferny undergrowth and past mossy boulders. It pursues its tortuous course into a little rockbound basin of sparkling lucidity, finally entering the brackish waters at the limit of tidal action in the creek. This spot is the entrance to the beautiful gorge and forms part of the boundary of Kuring-gai Chase. There is here a pool described as the Silent Pool, where many a sojourner at Pittwater has enjoyed a 'dip' after a pleasant row up stream, and a tiny beach of white sand serves as a mooring place for one's boat. With the blue canopy of heaven above, this is a retreat to dream in, but the ebbing- tide will leave your craft stranded on the shallows for a few hours. 

Although a clearing here and there along the banks and the remnants of a few old fruit trees indicate that there was some kind of settlement a few decades ago, the shores for the most part until of quite recent years retained their pristine virginity. Two old jetties composed of loose blocks of sandstone probably served as mooring places for sailing vessels and dinghies when the earliest settlers made their home at McCarr's Creek. 

The wanderer who cares to explore may find the relics of aboriginal feasts or middens in the rock shelters here and there in the bush, while mid-way between McCarr's and Coal and Candle Creeks are some good examples of blackfellows' carvings on the wide, flat surface of a bed of sandstone. Not far away is a trigonometrical station. It is marked 'McCarr' on the map compiled by the Lands Department, and the altitude is 620 feet, and from this lonely bushland vantage point a glimpse of Coal and Candle Creek, amid the green environing hills, may be obtained. Just above one of the sandstone jetties previously mentioned on a grassy eminence are the remains of a wood hut, once the residence of Davy Walker in the 'nineties. Buffalo lawns, terraces and fruit trees testify to the amount of labour that was put into his 'selection. On the opposite shore, up to the year 1913, stood the cosy weatherboard residence of the late Mr. George Brown, the owner of Waterside Estate, consisting of 41 acres.

McCARR'S CREEK, PITTWATER END. McCARR'S CREEK, PITTWATER (1925, August 30). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128167425 

A place of timber-getters from earliest European settlement days, Church Point and its deeper soils became a veritable garden of Eden once enough trees had been cleared from the lands - peaches, potatoes, bananas, grapes, citrus fruits - all of the finest quality according to scores of early newspaper reports, flourished on the hillsides and in the byways alongside and to and even beside McCarrs Creek. This was essentially a 'water access' place, with the deeper bays allowing timber felled or produce grown to be shipped south via the coast to 'Sydney Town'. Later on it was still the offshore living and byways that predominated - fishing, oyster culture, the growing of tropical fruits alongside those that do better in colder climes, that need that coolness to produce perfection.

By 1882 a road had been established though, handbuilt by those who lived there.



Head of McCarrs Creek, Pittwater, circa 1900-1927 Image Number; a106169, Courtesy of State Library of NSW.

At the 13th Meeting of Warringah Shire Council - 22/2/1904 James Booth is asking permission to erect a garage - around 1907 he is cutting a track up the hills and through the bush to Coal and Candle Creek for six pounds, ten shillings. By the 19/4/04 R. Porter, of Newport, is stating how many days he and a man had done dray work at Church Point. A few years later ''Repairs to the road to Church Point feature in next few Minutes of Meetings and George Boulton supplying metal to road is recorded in the 15th November 1907 Meeting.

With the coming of coaches, superseded by motor cars and omnibuses, along with turning threaded dirt tracks into wider tracks, access became easier and, for those who could afford it - a weekend or Summer place - here came Australia's early Aviators, Doctors, Artists, history-making families such as the Littlejohns of Manly, the McWilliams of wine excellence, and Macphersons.

Parish Narrabeen, county Cumberland; extension of term of Special Lease 1925-8, Metropolitan, for jetty, slip, pier, bath and boatshed. Land applied for—17.9 perches below high-water mark, McCarrs Creek, Pittwater, just below Church Point. Applicant—John James McWilliam. Objections may be lodged at the Local Land Board Office, Sydney. APPLICATIONS FOR LEASES FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES. (1948, January 9). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 48. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225374021 

The farms of the settlers became places for tourist cottages, a famous French chef drew city-dwellers out for Sunday repast and they brought with them, as guests, the famous and well-to-do, all attracted by the pristine untouched 'out of the way' quality, brought by the new National Park, by the thick shoals of large fish, by the peace and solitude. They came to walk through the bush, to sail on the estuary, to just sit and look at the views. All the while the 'roads' remained unsealed rural ones that ended rather than joined others, as they now do.

A Picturesque Motor Drive — View at Church Point (Pittwater), from McCarr's Creek. 


With the approach of warmer weather Sydney motorists are making preparations for outings to pleasure resorts near the city. The charms of the Manly and Pittwater districts and one of the most popular spots near Broken Bay is Church Point. MOTORING (1929, August 28). Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938), p. 45. Retrieved  from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160395048 

These new roads were, of course, following the original indentations of the old Aboriginal tracks - for their middens are still present - in the old churchyard, where feasts must have taken place, and to the ceremonial sites shown in the rock art in the stones above Elvina Bay. This place, Church Point, Scotland Island and Bayview, remains one of the few places those who were here originally remain still, with their ancestors, in the children of Martha Benns, still sharing the sacred stories and smoking ceremonies.

Although there still aren't too many roads in the Church Point vicinity, and those that are were named, during the times they were given names, are called after the geographical features they run beside or as extensions of older road names - such as 'Pittwater' road (the road to Pittwater) or 'McCarrs Creek' road, the shifts from paddock to playground to subdivisions to create homegrounds were just as steady, if a lot slower and later than elsewhere in our area. 

Some insights into these shifts, eras and some of the people at their centres runs below.



New South Wales. Department of Lands. (1886). Parish of Narrabeen, County of Cumberland Metropolitan Land District, Eastern Division N.S.W Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233833505 Section from - NB; 'Winny Jemmy'

At McCarrs Creek David Wilson Walker purchased Portion 1, 40 acres, for £40 on July 25th, 1885 - Vol. 751, Folio 208. He had once been a fireman on coastal vessels. His cottage was simple, buffalo lawns and fruit trees were installed by him. There was a jetty of sandstone blocks used as a mooring place for his centre-board boat and a winding path leading up to the flat portion in front of his cottage. William Boulton of Newport had built him the boat. This was a weatherboard structure with shingled roof and had a sandstone fireplace and chimney. He kept bees, with hives made out of gin cases. His orange trees yielded prolific crops and he also grew large Royal George peaches and mandarins. A passion-fruit vine climbed the old Port Jackson fig tree beside these. He would sail up McCarr's creek to Church Point to meet the Butcher's and Baker's carts for supplies. The current 'Walker Place' at Church Point was named for him and where his farm was.

The land was transferred to E. A. Macpherson on October 23rd 1888, which is why a photo of the road out to that point from the members of the Macpherson family exists. The land faced McCarr's Creek and then ran around the corner to the head of Brown's Bay. 

Image No.: c071950005 Box 17, Albums of William Joseph Macpherson - 'Bay View', circa 1899 - 1900 - courtesy State Library of NSW and Macpherson Family.

Further up McCarrs Creek Portion 45 of 40 acres was taken as a Conditional Purchase by John Alderton on September 13th, 1866. He transferred the holding to Dennis Sweeney on August 12th 1877 with Emmanuel Sweeny taking possession on May 12th 1888, who then transferred it to a William Harris on February 27th 1882.

John George Doran (40 acres and 92 acres - born November 13, 1832 to Henry and Sarah Doran, nee Graham, a farmer of Liverpool, died June 1899) was the father of Frederick J Doran (born 1864) of Manly Ferries, whose eldest son of the same name was a keen RPAYC member who sailed the Inez in Pittwater Regattas. John's brother Charles Henry Doran (1830–1900) had several children as well, his fourth son being James Graham Doran (1864–1932) who served in WWI when in his 50's and settled at Dubbo afterwards, marrying Margaret Sutton in 1920. Dr Tibbits, who was a resident of Dubbo at intermittent times and also owned acreage at Church Point, and the Doran family, are likely to have known each other.

DORAN -February 17, at Biloela, Elizabeth, the dearly loved wife of Jno[John] G Doran, of Fitzroy Dock, aged 59 years. Family Notices (1892, February 18). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13842840

DORAN. —On the 17th instant, at Biloela, Elizabeth, the dearly beloved wife of John G. Doran (of Fitzroy Dock), and mother of Mrs. Arthur Wood, of Balmain, aged 59 years. Family Notices (1892, February 20). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13856105

NSW BDM's: DORAN  ELIZABETH 237/1892 Parents: RICHARD MARGARET SYDNEY

WOOD—DORAN.—August 13, at St. Andrew's Cathedral, by the Rev. Herbert Heath, Arthur Charles Jackson, fifth son of William Henry Wood, of Balmain, to Margaret Amelia, eldest daughter of John George Doran, of Biloela. Family Notices (1879, August 23). The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912), p. 285. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161871763

This Mr. Arthur Wood was a Lime Merchant and proprietor of Wood, Coffill and Co., the undertakers:

LEFT, £28,621
Late A. C. Wood

The will of the late Arthur Charles Jackson Wood has, for probate purposes, been sworn at £28,621. He died on January 28 last. Letters of administration, with the will annexed, have been granted to the Public Trustee, the executors named In the will having renounced probate. In a codicil to the will, Mr. Wood left his Sister, Elizabeth Pratt, 1000 shares in Wood, Coffill and Co., Ltd.. The residue of the estate was left for the benefit of Mr. Wood's widow and children.
 LEFT £28,621 (1921, October 6). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 11 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223491211

FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. JOHN GEORGE DORAN.

The remains of the late Mr. John G. Doran, who died at his residence, Gleneureka, Lucretia-avenue, Longueville, on Saturday evening, were interred at Rookwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral, which was largely attended, left Longueville at 11.30 a.m., and was met by a large number of friends at Circular Quay. The coffin was of solid oak, nobly embellished with silver mountings. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. Ronald Cameron, and at the grave by the Revs. Ronald Cameron and John Dixon. The chief mourners were Messrs. Harry Doran, Fred. Doran, Edwin Doran, and Norman Doran (sons), Arthur C. J. Wood, J.P., W. Roberts, and W. Johnson (sons-in-law), John C. Rutter, Richard White, and A. T. Fleay (brothers-in-law), C. J. W. and Harry Wood (grandsons), G. J. Sutton (nephew), and among those present at the funeral were Messrs. John Hern, J.P. (Commercial Bank, George-street West), .J. S. Fitzmaurice, W. T. Wood, J. Potter (late Government Printer), Charles Pratt, Alderman H. C Catt, J.P. (Mayor of Lane Cove), Alderman Henry Mills, J.P. (Mayor of Balmain), W. Cornish (Glebe Superior Public School). James Taylor, C. A. Wilson (Grand Secretary N.A.O. Druids), H. E. Vaughan H. N. Vaughan, S. Medcalf, G. and C. Broughton, A. E. Spriggs, Thompson (Yass), J. Edgington, P. and A Dettmann, J. Dalrymple, Tarrant, .J. Mclntosh, F. Camroux, George Fletcher, W. Fletcher, S. Gullick. C. Nicols, Stocks, J. Collis (Yass), A. S. Boulton, Feltham, George Moxham, Shaw Smith (H. P. Gregory and Co.), George Waterman, C. Shute, E. A. Wood, W. N. Bull, W. A. Gullick (Government Printer.), Cooper, Captain Brace-girdle, J. Mainwaring, F. Arnold, J. Muddle, E. H. Vale, T. H. Keddie, G. Ludowici, A. Kunnimont, Amongst others who sent telegrams and letters of condolence were Messrs. George McFarlane, E. B. Shaw. S. N. Hogg (Bank N.S.W., Balmain), E. G. A. Rich (City Bank, Haymarket), W. H. Pacey. Many beautiful wreaths were sent, and noticeable were those sent by " All his children," employees warehouse, Government Printing Office, Mr. and Mrs. Bridges, employees J. Macintosh and Sons, Mr. and Mrs. Ludowici, employees Wood and Company, Mr. J. Hern. The deceased was for 30 years at Fitzroy Dock. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. JOHN GEORGE DORAN. (1899, June 13). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14227841

MR. F. J. DORAN.
DEATH AT DURBAN.

A private cable message received in Sydney yesterday morning stated that Mr. Frederick J. Doran, formerly general manager of the Port Jackson and Manly Ferry Company, Ltd., had died at Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday. Mr. Doran recently had a long Illness, and it was in the hope of recovering his full health that he left Sydney on a visit to London. He was taken seriously ill aboard the steamer after leaving Fremantle, and was removed to a private hospital at Durban, where he died. Mrs. Doran and Miss Doran, who were accompanying him, are returning to Sydney.

The late Mr. Doran, who was popular among those associated with the shipping Interests of Sydney Harbour, was born at Cockatoo Island, where his father held the position of dock engineer. As a young man Mr. Doran entered the firm of John Macintosh and Son ironmongers, whose place of business was in Pitt Street. Mr Doran was held in high esteem by the late Mr. Macintosh, who looked upon him as a capable employee.

Seventeen years ago the late Mr. Doran was appointed manager of the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company, Limited, and under his guidance the ferry service to Manly has been kept up to date, and the organisation for handling the heavy traffic was brought to its present degree of efficiency. He retired from the service of the company in March last. For several years past Mr. Doran had been a member of the council of the Employers' Federation of New South Wales.

The late Mr. Doran had been connected with sailing and yachting on Sydney Harbour practically all his life. He was a member of the crew of the Outda, skippered by the late George Ellis, and which was invincible on the harbour. Mr. Doran sailed in all classes of craft from the 10-footer Sophia to the 21-foot restricted class. He also took a keen interest in lnterstate sailing, and took part in the first Interstate races be-tween New South Wales and Queensland in Brisbane in 1894. On that occasion Mr. Doran sailed in the Irex, which won the champion-ship. A couple of years later the Irex won an Australian championship in Sydney. Of recent years Mr. Doran confined himself to yachting, and sailed the Yeulba, recently the property of the Governor-General (Lord Forster) with success. When' the 21ft restricted class was established three years ago Mr. Doran had the Inez built, and that vessel was remarkably successful. Mr. Doran disposed of the Inez last year, and since then had skippered various craft, one of his latest successes being in Mr. W. L. Dendy's cruiser Sea Rover. Mr. Doran also took a keen interest in other sports, being an enthusiastic supporter of the Sydney Rowing Club, and regularly attended Rugby Union football, and cricket matches. Bicycle riding was one of his chief recreations, Mr. Doran is survived by a widow and three sons and one daughter. The sons are Mr. John Doran, second engineer of the steamer St. Albans; Mr. Ernest Doran, who is on the staff of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney; and Mr. Fred Doran, who is a quantity surveyor in Sydney. MR. F. J. DORAN. (1925, August 20). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16236668

Mr. John George Doran.

A member of a well-known Hunter's Hill family, Mr. John George Doran, died on the 29th ult. at the Mater Miscricordiae Private Hospital, at the age of 45 years. Rev. Father L. Menard, S.M., administered the Last Sacraments. Born at Woolwich, his parents were the late F. J. Doran, of Manly Ferries, and Mrs. Margaret A. Doran, of Hunter's Hill. His wife, Margaret, and two sons, John and George, have lost a devoted husband and father. Deceased was an employee of the Port Jackson and Manly Co. for about 10 years, prior to which he was with the E. and A. S.S. Co. The remains were taken to Blessed Peter Chanel's Church, Woolwich, and Mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul on the 30th ult. Later, the funeral left for the Northern Suburbs Cemetery, where Rev Father J. Purcell officiated. Wood, Coffill, Ltd., conducted the funeral. — R.I.P. Mr. John George Doran. (1936, September 17). The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106381620

INJURY TO FINGER PROVES FATAL.
FERRY ENGINEER'S DEATH.

A finding that John George Doran, 45, marine engineer, died on August 29, from streptococcal septicaemia after an injury accidentally received through cutting his right forefinger at his place of employment on the ferry Bellubera, was recorded by the City Coroner at the inquest yesterday.
Duncan Cameron McMillan, works manager of the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company, said that the deceased, who had lived at Willoughby, was a competent worker. He made no report to witness about being ill, but witness, later, told him to go home and not come to work if he was not feeling well. Deceased had been employed by the company since 1927. 
INJURY TO FINGER PROVES FATAL. (1936, September 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17265934

On 4 February John Redman of Pittwater purchases 23 acres at Church Point on the point overlooking Pittwater from Jane James (nee Buist), the wife of Benjamin James (married 1868).  Formerly the land was part of William Oliver’s land grant of 66 acres.  On this property was a 3 room weatherboard cottage.  When Mr. Redman passed away in April 1888, Benjamin James was named as executor and placed the lands on the market - the land now 17 ¼ acres, not 23 acres, is advertised for Auction on 15 August 1888.  

BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE MR. JOHN REDMAN.

LOT 1. CARLYLE, EDROP-STREET, BURWOOD, FAMILY RESIDENCE containing hall, 5 rooms, &c, also stabling, &c The LAND has a frontage of 100ft. by 175ft

LOT 2. PITTWATER, W. B. COTTAGE containing 5 rooms, &c., also W. B. COTTAGE containing 4 rooms, &c, erected on a Block of Land containing an area of about 2 1/2 acres, fronting Pittwater Bay.

LOT 3. PITTWATER, BLOCK of LAND containing an area of about 17 1/2 acres, fronting the Bay, and close to the Post Office, upon which is erected a W. B. COTTAGE, containing 3 rooms, &c.

HARDIE and GORMAN have received instructions from the executors of the late Mr. John Redman to sell by public auction, in the Rooms, at 11.30 o'clock, ON AUGUST 15th, 1888. The above described properties. Advertising (1888, August 13). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 11. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13693226 

The property is purchased by William G Baker and his wife Edith Maude Baker prior to 1890. Their tenure was very short, perhaps because tragedy struck;

A farmer named William Baker, residing at  Pittwater, was kicked in the abdomen by a horse a week ago. He was attended to during last week by Dr. D. R. Edwards, of Manly, but succumbed to the injury received on Saturday night. NEWS IN BRIEF. (1889, March 23). Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 12. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71116686

A FATAL KICK. A magisterial inquiry was held by Mr. W. T. Pinhay, J.P., at Manly, yesterday, into the circumstances attending the death of a farmer named William Baker, who died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Gilbert street, Manly, on the previous evening. The deceased lived at Bay View, Pittwater, and on Sunday week he received a severe kick in the abdomen from a horse. He was taken to Manly and placed under the treatment of Dr. Edwards, but after lingering for a week he succumbed to the injuries received. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.  A FATAL KICK. (1889, March 19). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13718008

William was the son of William Joseph Baker, who also had property in Church Point. William G Baker’s widow Edith, whom he married in 1886, had already had a son in 1888, Arthur E Baker.


Births.  BAKER.—April 20, at her residence, Pittwater, the wife of William Baker, of a son. Family Notices. (1883, April 25). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13533478

Major Phillip Charley (1863–1937)  purchased the property from Mr Bakers widow (1890) and added considerably to a basic cottage. This gentleman was among seven shareholders in the original Broken Hill silver mine and ended up a millionaire. He was renowned for his breeding of horses and bulls and owned extensive properties, the best of these said to be Belmont Park at Kurrajong Heights, on the Hawkesbury. Visiting Pittwater, from the Hawkesbury, he would have appreciated the pristine beauty of Pittwater and Church Point, a primary stop for ferries (The Phoenix). One of his children with wife Clara, Noel G, was born at Manly in 1898, pointing to a long association with the Northern Beaches. His sister Mrs Foster is also purported to have lived there for quite some time. Around 1900 Mrs Codrington took over the residence and ran it as a boarding house, changing the name to ‘Bellemere’;

Mrs. EMMA CODRINGTON and FAMILY, of Bay View, Pittwater, desire to express their sincere GRATITUDE  to the medical and nursing staff of Prince Alfred Hospital and kind friends for attention, expressions of sympathy, and floral tributes in their recent bereavement.  Family Notices. (1900, February 14). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14294008

LAWS-CODRINGTON-December 4, 1901, at Pitt-street Congregational Church, Sydney, by the Rev.   James Trevor Ernest, only son of Percy C. J. Laws, of Mosman, to Olive youngest daughter of the late Hamilton Osbert and Emma Codrington, of Bellemere, Bay View. Family Notices. (1901, December 28). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14450726

It was actually Lucy (born 1880) whom James married. Vincent Lee was the eldest son of Emma and Hamilton Osbert Codrington who died in 1900, her husband having passed in 1883 when Lucy was a mere three years old and Vincet just six. Edith Elizabeth (born 1874) Frances M (born 1872) and John E (born 1878) necessitated the earning of a living by Emma and ‘Bellemere’ was not the only boarding or Guest House she was associated with in Pittwater. More about that in the next issue. 

Named ‘Melrose’ by 1906 the premises was then run by a Mrs Friend, in 1908 by Huntley (? possibly owned by Thomas Sellwood Huntley, real estate auctioneers and builder of gasworks water supplies with Walter Barnard; MORE)

BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS THE ESTATE OF THE LATE MR. WILLIAM JOSEPH BAKER. ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING SPOTS AROUND SYDNEY. CHURCH POINT, PITTWATER. A pleasant Motor or Coach drive from Manly, through delightful and varied Scenery. SPLENDID SUBDIVISION BLOCK OF ABOUT 30 ACRES, PRACTICALLY A WATER FRONTAGE, with LARGE FRONTAGE to the MAIN ROAD, adjoining La Cornichethe well-known Accommodation House of Mons. Rainaud, and the old Public School, now the Property of Mr. Lesslie. The LAND is Fenced, and the improvements comprise old W.B. COTTAGE, with Iron Roof, containing Verandah, Hall, 6 Rooms, Kitchen, 2 Room's off, detached Stables, Shed, etc. There is an old Orchard of various Fruit Trees, and the Land is mostly nicely grassed, and divided into Paddocks. The Property is let on Lease till 1st July out to Mons. Rainaud. THE VIEWS ARE SUPERB, and embrace Pittwater, Scotland Island, Newport, etc
In the hands of a Capitalist for the building of week-end Cottages as on Investment, or for Subdivision purposes, the sale of this Property OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL CHANCES. Numerous overtures have been made to the Trustees to sell portions of about 1 acre. TITLE TORRENS. Plan at the Salerooms. HARDIE and GORMAN have received Instructions to sell by Public Auction, at their Salerooms, 133 Pitt-street, at 11.30 o'clock on WEDNESDAY, 7th OCTOBER, 1908, The above-described Property at Pittwater.
 Advertising. (1908, September 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 22. Retrieved from 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15010463

Mr. J. S. N. Wheeler relates insights on this cottages in his 1940 published The Early Days of Bayview, Newport, Church Point and McCarr’s Creek, Pittwater:

This has brought us to the twelfth mile-post from Manly. Along the road bordered with trees the coach descends to Figtree Flat, also known as Cape’s Flat, and the orchard of W.  J.  R.  Baker, with “Killarney” cottage lying between the two. This flat with its green sward was a favourite picnic ground. The annual school picnic and distribution of prizes were held there on November 9 each year,  the birthday of the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII.).  

Baker’s orchard has long since disappeared. It comprised six acres of peaches, nectarines and other summer fruits, and two acres of  oranges. The orangery was situated high up at the apex of the orchard. A row of quince and peach trees flanked the fence next to  "Killarney." As Baker also kept poultry, it will be seen that Bayview was once a thriving poultry-farming and fruit-growing district.  

CHURCH POINT.  

Before describing this district in detail, it is fitting that I should mention the furnished cottages, a feature of early tourist days, and tending to make the place known.  

In 1898 we rented “Killarney” cottage at £1 per week, sea baths and a good boat included. My first evening at this spot includes a  boyish reminiscence of a walk after tea to Bayview Post Office store for provisions, and a glimpse of the red beacon of Barrenjoey  Lighthouse. “Killarney” had a lawn, summer-house, and a white fence—a spot where cool nor’-easters blew the tang of salt sea across  the bay. I remember that a big, green-painted lugger, the Thomas and Martha, owned by Thomas Oliver, used to anchor off this spot.  She carried firewood for sale in Sydney. Next door lived a fisherman, Tom Wilson, in a squat cabin-type of cottage half hidden by  bracken and bush shrubs. From him we used to buy a dozen large black bream and black fish for a shilling for breakfast. Cases were  packed with fish—the night’s harvest—and sent up to Manly on the roof of the coach in the morning.  

At Mrs Chave’s orchard, a quarter of a mile away, a bucket would be filled with grapes for a shilling. The grape vines grew in a dingle  half way between the house and the road. Mrs Chave, an old lady aged ninety-three years, passed away in 1934.  

Just above “Killarney” was another furnished cottage, “Drumtochtee,” in which some of the Oliver family once lived. S. Morrison,  schoolmaster, owned both these cottages. Later “Drumtochtee'’ was bought and renovated by Rainaud and named “La Corniche.”  Luncheons were provided there for visitors.  Another furnished bungalow, “Rosstrevor,’’ prettily situated with a beach in front, in a  combe on McCarr’s Creek, belonged to J. Ireland, a confectioner of Leichhardt. It was named after his house in that suburb. It was  cosily furnished, and had the usual appurtenances of a boat and baths.  

  

CHURCH   POINT   IN   1904.  


Rostrevor circa 1905-1910

Pittwater Council’s heritage inventory states the house at 27 McCarrs Creek Rd, 'Rostrevor', was built about 1886 and was originally the home of Charles Johnson. At that time, the road along the southern shore of Pittwater from Mona Vale ended at Johnson’s house. Charles Johnson helped to erect the cairn for a Trig. Station above Church Point established by Surveyor Brooks in 1883 and this one was named for him.

Charles was a son of John Johnson. Brothers John and Edward Johnson travelled as cabin passengers from London on the Renown, arriving in Sydney on 24 June 1831.  Their mother was Frances Johnson, who had been transported as a convict on the Lord Melville in 1817. John Johnson was issued with a publican’s licence for the Gate Hotel, situated on William Foster’s grant, on 2 July 1832. As the Green Gate Hotel, the licence was renewed on 3 July 1833.

On 25 February 1833 John Johnson married Charlotte Oliver, the daughter of William Oliver’s unmarried sister Bridget and her employer, Daniel D. Mathew, an English settler who owned a saw mill in the area - visit Roads To Pittwater: The Mona Vale Road. Johnson moved to the new Sawyer’s Arms, a “long slab and bark hut” situated on Henry Oliver’s grant opposite Fidden’s Wharf Road. A publican’s licence was issued to him there from 1834 to 1838, although William Oliver held the licence briefly in 1836 and 1837. [Australian 7 Oct 1836] In 1839 Johnson moved to the George Inn in Sydney, while the licence for the Sawyer’s Arms was transferred to Daniel Bullock. William Oliver held the Sawyer’s Arms licence in 1840, and Bullock moved to the New Inn, Lane Cove, holding a licence there from 1843 to 1845.

Also on 25 February 1833, Charlotte’s mother Bridget Oliver married Daniel Bullock, a sawyer, in a double wedding. They were married by the Presbyterian minister, Dr. J.D. Lang. William Oliver’s other sister, Margaret, married Peter Joseph Duffy in 1836. Duffy was living with Johnson at the George Inn, corner of Market and Castlereagh Streets, when he applied for 40 acres of land in the Parish of Gordon on 29 May 1840. 

John Johnson applied for 50 acres of land at the Basin, Pittwater on 27 November 1840, stating his intention of establishing a market garden there.   He did not proceed to purchase, and the 50 acres was sold on 6 April 1842 to James McCawley. 

On 1 January 1841 William Timothy Cape leased McIntosh’s 200 acre grant at present Bayview to John Johnson for £20 per annum. John and Charlotte Johnson were living there, with three children, at the time of the 1841 census. They were still there in 1845, when John Johnson, Peter Duffy, and Daniel Bullock were all named as being associated with illegal distilling at McCarr’s Creek. The three were all married to Oliver women.

John and Charlotte’s children were: John Junior, born 1834; Frances (b.1836, married Richard Augustus Willoughby Green 1858); Henry (b.1840); William (b.1841); Charles (b.1847); Daniel (b.1850); Charlotte (b.1855, died 1875). William was born at Pittwater. The Johnsons had departed from Pittwater by 30 August 1845, when Cape leased the 200 acres to Thomas Johnson Jones. 

There were two Charles Johnsons on the North Shore. One married Louisa Oliver in 1870 and the other married Elizabeth Henry in 1871. Shelagh and George Champion state in their Profiles of the Pioneers in Manly, Warringah and Pittwater (revised 2013) that indications suggest that Charles the son of John and Charlotte was the one who married Elizabeth Henry, while the other Charles Johnson married Louisa Oliver. John’s brother Edward Johnson was also living at Pittwater at the time of the 1841 census. Records indicate that he had married Esther Browne in 1840. Biographical notes in the Ku-ringgai Local History Centre state that Edward went to the U.S.A. during the gold rushes there.

In 1902, the house was bought by Jonathan Ireland, who lived there with his wife Elizabeth and five of their eight children. Jonathan Ireland was born about 1843 in Belfast and he and Elizabeth married about 1869. Jonathan was a confectioner by trade, a calling that was followed the oldest of his children, James, who lived at Forty Baskets Beach from 1933 until his death in 1952.

The Irelands moved to Australia about 1883, at which time Jonathan was about 40 years old. The family initially lived at Leichhardt before moving to Church Point after the Irelands, Jonathan and Elizabeth, fell in love with the area and named the house 'Rostrevor', after the seaside village of that name near Belfast where the family used to holiday. Both passed away at this place. 

In 1920-21 Warringah Shire Council were speaking with Mr. Ireland about creating an extension of the Quarter Sessions road between his and his daughter's place at Church Point. Council's Records for Autumb that year show:

May 16th, 1921: that Thirty pounds be voted for the improvement of the road running along the foreshore beyond Church Point Wharf, for the raising of the portion of the road below high water mark and for gravelling the greasy patch beyond Irelands. 

Walter H Tibbits 1833 - December 10th 1901

By 1883 Dr. Walter Hugh Tibbits of Manly and Petersham, and previously Dubbo, a medical practitioner, is the landholder of 40 acres, part of Portion 25, on the west side of the ‘church acre’ at Church Point. Born in Warwick, Warwickshire England in 1833 he was the second son and one of ten children of Solicitor James and Mary Stephens Kent. His elder brother James Charles Tibbits came to Australia too, with letters of Introduction to Sydney Solicitors, although he quickly took to rural life.

Walter H married Frances Jessie Purvis at Dubbo on November 8th, 1959. The couple had at least 10 children as well, although at least two died young - Elwood Arnold who died on August 13 1878, at "The Cedars", Dubbo, and Elwood Secundus who died August 16th 1888 at ''Belchester'', Manly. The name Elwood was also that given to his brother born in 1842, who passed away in Ireland in 1873.

His brother James C married Elizabeth Jane (or Ann or Annie) (Bessie) Purvis, sister of Frances, both daughters of Thomas Henry Purvis and Margaret Wells. James and Bessie had 13 children.

TIBBITS—PURVIS—November 8th, at Dubbo, Walter Hugh Tibbits, Esq., surgeon, to Frances Jessie, second daughter of Thomas Purvis. Family Notices (1859, December 13). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13034426

The NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages provides:

TIBBITS  FANNY S 6677/1860 WALTER HFRANCES J DUBBO
TIBBITS  FREDERICK W 7315/1862 WALTER H FRANCES J DUBBO
TIBBITS  HARRY C 8166/1865 WALTER H FRANCES J DUBBO
TIBBITS  GUY A 8744/1867 WALTER H FRANCES DUBBO
TIBBITS  MARY K S 2566/1866 WALTER H FRANCES J BALMAIN
TIBBITS  FRANCES L 10021/1869 WALTER H FRANCES J DUBBO
TIBBITS  GUY STEPHEN 9185/1870 WALTER H FRANCES JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  MABEL GRACIE 9471/1872 WALTER H FRANCES JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  JESSIE EMILY 10218/1874 WALTER HUGH FRANCES JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  MIRA STEPHENS 10831/1876 WALTER HUGH FRANCES JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  EDWARD ARNOLD 11977/1878 WALTER HUGH JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  ELNORA SECUNDUS 12801/1879 WALTER HUGH FRANCES JESSIE DUBBO
TIBBITS  MARTINA URSULA 5162/1881 WALTER HUGH FRANCES JESSIE PETERSHAM
TIBBITS  HUGH D 5920/1883 WALTER H FRANCES J PETERSHAM

CORONERS, - The following gentlemen have been appointed coroners for the districts specified, in connection with their names respectively :— Dubbo—Walter Hugh Tibbits, Esq., M.D. ;  SYDNEY OBSERVATORY. (1859, October 22). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13032131

NEWTOWN POLICE COURT.

Yesterday, the bench was occupied by Mr. K. Cooper Murray. Robert Murphy, the younger, v. George Brown, assault; defendant fined 10s and 5s 10d costs, or 4 days.

Walter Hugh Tibbits v. James Henry Flamstead, insulting language; defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s. and 4s 10d costs, and 21s. complainant's costs, or 7 days. NEWTOWN POLICE COURT. (1881, September 2). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13493937

DEPUTATIONS. THE NARRABEEN-ROAD.
A deputation, consisting of the Mayor of St Leonards, Dr Tibbit's, and several other gentlemen, waited upon the Hon. Alexander Stuart, Colonial Secretary, yesterday, to request that the Narrabeen-road from Manly to Pittwater be put in a proper state of repair, and that a jetty be constructed on Church Point at Bayview, Newport. The road, it was represented, is now in a very bad condition, and if it were put into proper order it would open up one of the most beautiful districts in the colony. The jetty was required for the benefit of children going to school and persons attending church. The deputation also asked for a bathing place.

Mr. Stuart said he was quite aware that the road had been in a very bad condition, but it was gradually, perhaps rather too slowly being made, and as soon as a bridge was carried across Narrabeen the work on the other side must follow in a matter of course. He would give instructions to have the road examined specially, and reported upon to him during the ensuing week, and he would take an opportunity of visiting the locality and seeing what further could be done in the what further could be done in the way of relief. In regard to the jetty he would give the matter consideration but while the Government might erect a wharf he thought the inhabitants ought to construct a bathing place. The next thing likely to be wanted by the residents would be that the Government should go and wash them.  DEPUTATIONS. THE NARRABEEN-ROAD. (1883, June 2). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13536041

The following tenders have been accepted by the Government :-Turner and Collins, contract 31M. M'Gurr's Creek, road Pittwater, Government Gazette. (1884, January 5). Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), , p. 14. Retrieved fromhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71007271 

THE following tenders were opened by the Tender Board at the Public Works Department yesterday: Wharf at Church Point, PittwaterNEWS OF THE DAY. (1884, December 10). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13581494

Accepted tenders: William Boulton, construction of wharf at Church Point, Pittwater. GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. (1884, December 31).The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13578833

The completion of the Government wharf at Church Point, Pittwater, will prove a great benefit to the residents in that district. The wharf is a substantial wooden structure, and boats drawing 11 feet of water will be able to come alongside at high tide. The population in the neighbourhood of Pittwater is rapidly increasing, and it is understood that the Government intend building a Public school to accommodate 50 pupils. Fruit-growing promises to be the leading industry in that locality. A considerable area of land is being planted with fruit trees. NEWS OF THE DAY. (1885, July 4). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 11. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13592258

Accidentally Drowned.

A magisterial inquiry was held in Pittwater on Wednesday by Dr. Tibbits, touching the death of the infant daughter of Sydney Oliver, who fell into McCarr's Creek, Pittwater, on Monday, and was drowned. Dr. Tibbits found that the deceased was accidentally drowned by having fallen into the creek. Accidentally Drowned. (1885, March 12 - Thursday). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article111172981

At Pittwater Lakes on Monday, a picnic was given to the Day and Sunday school children, numbering about forty. Nearly 200 persons assembled on the occasion. Dr. Tibbits distributed the prizes, and a most enjoyable day was spent. In the evening Mr. Langwell delivered an instructive and amusing lecture on Love, Courtship and Marriage. The evening ended with n determination to improve the Wesleyan Chapel, and £13 was collected in the room. GENERAL NEWS. (1885, November 14). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237150498

Department of Fisheries,
Sydney, 2nd March, 1888.
IT is hereby notified that the Leases for Oyster Culture enumerated hereunder are ready for issue, and on production of receipts showing that the rent due thereon, together with the lease fee of £1, has been paid into the Treasury, the leases will be forwarded to the respective Local Inspectors of Fisheries for delivery.
Particulars as to rent due, which must be paid within thirty days from date hereof, may be obtained by reference to this Department between the hours of XX a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, except on Saturdays.
LINDSAY THOMPSON, 
Chief Inspector of Fisheries.
Lease No: 1868 W. H. Tibbits - Pittwater 200 yards £2
Lease No: 1905 George Brown - Pittwater 300 yards £3
Lease No: 1925 D. W. Walker - Pittwater 100 yards £1

Government Gazette Notices (1888, March 2). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 1584. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222121740

Marriages.

BARRY—TIBBITS.—June 26, 1899, at Holy Trinity Church, Dubbo, by the Ven. Archdeacon Wilson, James A. Barry, second son of D. M. Barry, Esq., Elgin, Melbourne, to May Kathleen Stephen, second daughter of Dr. W. H. Tibbits.

FISHER—TIBBITS.—June 26, 1899, at Holy Trinity Church, Dubbo, by the Ven. Archdeacon Wilson, Frederick D. Fisher, to Jessie, third daughter of Dr. W. H. Tibbits.

TIBBITS—ALFORD.—July 19, 1899, at St. Augustine's, Neutral Bay, by the Rev. George North Ash, M.A., Frederick Walter, eldest son of Dr. W. H. Tibbits, Dubbo, to Margaret (Madge), youngest daughter of the late S. G. Alford, Milton, Holmwood. Family Notices (1899, August 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14232813

APPOINTMENTS.-S. C. Watkins, M.R.C:S., E., to be Government medical officer and vaccinator for the district of Manly and Pittwater, vice W. H. Tibbits, resigned; Government Gazette. (1890, February 1). Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 29. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71107295

DEATH OF DR. W. H. TIBBITS.

WE regret to have to report the death of Dr. W. H. Tibbits, which took place at his residence, Macquarie-street, Dubbo, on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after three o'clock. He had been suffering for some months from diabetes. The late doctor was well and favourably known to the early residents of the town. When the place was but a mere village, he took a prominent part in everything calculated to advance the welfare of the district, and all its institutions, amongst which were the Hospital, Mechanics Institute, and others. He took a lively interest in the extension of the railway west from Orange, and in railway matters generally. He was also a member of the local Lodge of Freemasons, and took a warm interest in the craft. He had a family of 10— seven girls and three boys. 

Of the daughters one is married to Mr. C. H. FitzGerald, the well-known solicitor, and another is Mrs. A. H. Fearon. Mrs. Mac and James Barry, a third and fourth, Mrs. McDonnell, and Mrs. Fisher; one unmarried daughter still remains at home. The late doctor leaves three sons, one of whom (Mr. F. Tibbitts) is manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank at Nyngan. His second son is also connected with the banking profession, while a third (Harry) remains at home. Mr. C. Tibbitts, of Myton, is a brother of Dr. Tibbitts. 

The deceased gentleman arrived in Dubbo in 1859, leaving for Sydney in 1865, when he was presented, by the late Mr. G. Taylor, an behalf of the inhabitants, with a silver claret jug; Mr. G. H. Taylor, on behalf of the ladies, presenting Mrs. Tibbits with a silver tea service. He returned to Dubbo the following year, when he followed his profession, leaving again in 1885, when he sold his practice to Dr. Warren. Previous to his leaving, he was entertained at a banquet by the Masonic body, and presented with an address. 

He resided at Manly, for some time, when he took a trip to England. On his return to New South Wales, he resumed on the southern line, returning to Dubbo a little over two years ago, when he again began practice in the town. 

The doctor, who was universally esteemed, was born in 1833, and was thus 67 years of age at the time of his decease. He was the senior magistrate in the town. The funeral of the late Dr. Tibbitts took place on Wednesday morning. The remains were taken to Holy Trinity Church, where a short service for the dead was carried out, in the presence of a large assemblage of the relatives and old friends of the deceased, as well as many old residents. 

After the prayers at the Church had been said, the cortege re-formed and proceeded to the Dubbo Cemetery, where the Rev. E. Howard Lea con-ducted the burial service at the grave. At the conclusion of the prayers, Mr. Lea briefly addressed those present. He said that they had just laid in his last resting place, one who was known to many of those around the grave for years. They had known him in the full vigor of his life, and had learned to appreciate him as a good companion, a good friend, and a good man. Some too, there were, who had only known him in the evening of his life, but they had all appreciated their departed friend for his many good qualities. He had gone, they hoped, to join the Perfect Man, in whose bosom they all hoped to eventually rest. By their presence there they had signified the respect in which they held their friend who had pasted away, as well as to show their sympathy with the bereaved ones left behind, and whose hope and consolation was in the Perfect Man. And as they turned from the graveside, full of sympathy with them, they also did so in the confidence in the resurrection of their friend, in the life eternal. DEATH OF DR. W. H. TIBBITS. (1901, December 14). Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent (NSW : 1887 - 1932), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226968242

DEATH OF MRS. W. H. TIBBITS.THE LATE DR. TIBBITS.

As briefly announced in our issue of Wednesday last, Dr. W. H. Tibbits, J.P., expired at his residence, The Cottage, Macquarie-street, on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Tibbits, who was the son of well-known professional gentleman of Warwick, England, settled in this district with his elder brother, Mr. J. C. Tibbits, who still survives, in the early fifties. He was then practically the only medical man in this part of the colony, and had under his supervision an immense area, measuring hundreds of miles each way. With the exception of an interval of two years (viz., from 1865 to 1867) the next 25 years were spent in this town. In 1885 he disposed of his practice in this district, with a view to settling near the metropolis. During the next 15 years he exercised his profession in various suburbs of Sydney, and for a while in country towns in the southern district. 

In 1897, greatly to the satisfaction of his many friends hereabouts, he permanently returned to Dubbo, and received a most cordial welcome on resuming his former professional and civic position. His last official appointment was to the position of member of the local old age pension board established under the Act of 1900. One of the first magistrates appointed for what was then the Bogan district, he was also for years District Coroner and Government Medical Officer.

He held office for some years as medical officer to the newly-established hospital, and was also medical officer to all the friendly societies of the town. Apart from his professional status he was in all other respects also held in the highest esteem. He was one of the original trustees of the hospital, of Holy Trinity Church, and for many years churchwarden, and was also one of the original trustees of the local Mechanics' Institute (of which he was also president for some years). He was one of the founders of the local Masonic Lodge, and its first Worshipful Master. He was one of the founders and first presidents of the Dubbo Cricket Club of former days, and was one of the original trustees of the ten acres granted for cricketing purposes to the town some 35 years ago. 

There were in fact few if any of the public or semi public institutions of the town in which he did not occupy a high and honorable position, and in all his aid and counsel was always most valuable. In 1859, shortly after settling in Dnbbo, he married, and his children numbered ten-three sons and seven daughters. Two of the three sons are engaged in banking-one being the manager of the A.J.S. Bank, Nyngan, another being an officer of a well-known banking institution in Melbourne ; the third son has resided with his parents, being the daily companion and assistant to his father. Of his seven daughters six have been contracted in marriage to well-known district residents, and are now respectively Mrs. C. H. Fitzgerald , Mrs. A. H. Fearon, Mrs. Mac. Barry , Mrs. Jas. Barry, Mrs. M'Donald (of Tamworth) and Mrs. F. D. Fisher (lately removed with her husband to Broken Hill) It may be added that Dr. Tibbits and Mr. G. H. Taylor, J.P., were brought into relationship by the marriage of the latter gentleman with Mrs. Tibbits's sister. This established more relationships with district families. When these and the relationships arising from the settlement in the district of Mr. J. C. Tibbits and family are taken into account it will be seen that the position of our revered friend in the life of Dubbo and its development was no ordinary one, and that his passing away has come not -merely as a public loss but as a personal deprivation to very many of the leading families of the western district.

Dr. Tibbits, after a residence of rather over seven years in Dubbo, quitted the town in 1865, on which occasion he was presented by Mr. G. Taylor (father of Mr. G. H. Taylor, J.P., of the present day) on behalf of the town with an address and a silver claret jug. Mr. G.H. Taylor who was present as a representative of the younger generation of the time, was selected on behalf of the ladies of the town to present Mrs. Tibbits with a silver tea service on the occasion. As mentioned above, Dr. and Mrs. Tibbits returned to Dubbo at a later date, and remained here for about 15 years. In 1885 the family once more quitted the district, and on this occasion he was entertained by his brethren of the local Masonic lodge (Macquarie) -of which for some time he was W.M.-at a grand banquet at which a valedictory address on silk expressive or the general appreciation of his services to the Order and to the town generally was presented.

Dr. Tibbits enjoyed very satisfactory health up to the present year, but some few months ago he showed signs of 'weakness which ultimately became so serious as to alarm his friends. Despite all attention his condition grew worse, and for the past two or three weeks he was generally unconscious, with only occasionally lucid intervals. He lingered in tins state for upwards of a week, but on Monday evening fell into a state of semi collapse, and on Tuesday afternoon passed away peacefully as if falling asleep.

The funeral of the late Dr. Tibbits took place on Wednesday morning. The cortege moved from the residence to Holy Trinity Church, where a service was held. The choir sang Psalm 90 and Hymn 401-" When the laborer's task is o'er." The church was draped in purple, black and white. On leaving the church the mournful procession passed on to the cemetery, where the remains were interred in the Church of England portion, the service being read by the Rev. E. H. Lee, who at its close delivered a most impressive address to those present. THE LATE DR. TIBBITS. (1901, December 14). The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72498606

WITH sincere regret we announce the sudden death of Mrs. W. H. Tibbits, which occurred on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at Mr. FitzGerald's residence," Geraldine," North Dubbo.

For some months back the deceased lady had not been enjoying the best of health, and had only recently returned from a visit to her daughter at Carcoar and her son at Orange. On Sunday morning at the time stated she was sitting at the fire, when suddenly symptoms of heart failure made their appearance, and she passed peacefully away. Mrs. Tibbits, who was the wife of the late Dr. W. H. Tibbits, was particularly well-known in the district, having been a resident on and off for the past 40 years or more. She was prominent as an ardent and good worker for the churches and charities. In 1865, on the occasion of Dr. and Mrs. Tibbits' first departure from Dubbo and after seven years' service to the district, Mr. G. H. Taylor, J.P., was selected, on behalf of the ladies of the district, to present Mrs. Tibbits with a silver tea service as a memento of the high esteem in which she was held.

The deceased lady leaves a family of seven daughters and three sons, namely, Mrs. Fitz-Gerald, Mrs, Fearon, Mrs. Mac Barry, Mrs. J, A. Barry, Mrs. J. McDonald (now of Granville), Mrs. F. D. Fisher, Miss U. Tibbits, Mr. T. W. Tibbits (Orange), Mr. Guy Tibbits (Melbourne), and Mr. Harry Tibbits, of Dubbo.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. The Rev. E. H. Lea conducted the burial service. DEATH OF MRS. W. H TIBBITS. (1903, July 8 - Wednesday). The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75969336

THE LATE DR. TIBBITS.

On Wednesday morning at 7.30 a special memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church, it being the first anniversary of the death of Dr. W. H. Tibbits, for many years a warden of the church. In memory of Dr. Tibbits a handsome brass cross was placed above the altar table, bearing the inscription, "In memoriam, Walter Hugh Tibbits. 'Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.' Dec. 10,1901." THE LATE DR. TIBBITS. (1902, December 13). The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75964271

His brother:

Obituary.
JAMES CHABLES TIBBITS.

A profound thrill of sincere regret swept over Dubbo and district when the sad news was broken on Monday afternoon that Mr. James Charles Tibbits, one of its oldest and most highly respected citizens — a pioneer of pioneers — had passed peace-fully away at his late home, Darling-street, Dubbo, full of years and honors. The deceased gentleman was in his 89th year, a ripe old age, 60 years of which were spent on the Macquarie.

Mr. James Charles Tibbits was a native of Warwick, England, and was the son of a solicitor. He was a brother of the late Dr. Walter Tibbits, who died in Dubbo about 16 years ago. Mr. J. C. Tibbits arrived in Australia some time in the early "Fifties," just prior to the great Australian gold rushes. The year that Mr. Tibbits arrived in Australia the population was only 430,596, our trade was worth about £9,000,000 a year, we had about 17,000,000 sheep and less than 2,000,000 cattle. Just about that time, as Mr. Tibbits often told us on the occasion of his visits to the "Liberal" office, a good horse could be bought for a pocket-knife, and a good fat bullock for £1. Steers, three and four years old, were bought for as low as 3s 6d a head in mobs, and four-year-old bullocks, suitable for breaking for teams, were sold for 3s 6d and 4s a head. Then came the drought and the gold discoveries at Lewis Ponds, Summerhill Creek, in New South Wales, and at the Turon, where the 1272oz. nugget was found; rapidly followed by the discovery of gold at Anderson's Creek, Buninyong, Ballarat, and Bendigo (Vic.), and bullocks went up to £7 in this State, and £10 to £15 if sent to Melbourne. Over 100,000 immigrants arrived in Victoria soon after. 

Mr. Tibbits brought letters of introduction from England to solicitors in Sydney, and whilst waiting in the office to present them he picked up a Sydney paper, and read an advertisement for station hands in western New South Wales. He gripped the opportunity and his luggage, and set his face towards the sunset, with Horace Greely's advice ringing in his ears: "Go West, young man." In this way for a few years he gathered a sheaf of colonial experience which was to stand him in good stead when some years later he took up land on the Macquarie. He spent the greater part of his long life in this part of the State as a land-holder, and only in 1912 did he relinquish the property to his son, Mr. Arthur James Tibbits, of "Urungie," Coonamble, and came to Dubbo to re-side, and here he remained until the hour of his death. Although always a keen politician, a man of wide reading, and keenly observant he never took an active part in public affairs if we except his position as the first re-turning officer under responsible Government, in this district. He generally was in charge of Bunglegumbie booth, and presided there right up to the last State and Federal elections. He also interested himself in the Farmers and Settlers' Association of some years back, and was a delegate to several conferences.

He was a fine type of the early pioneer, and always a courteous, kindly old English gentleman. He was bright-eyed, and bright and quick in his conversation, and right up to a fortnight ago enjoyed a talk about the old times, the early history of the State in which he spent his long life, and the many and varied experiences he had met with by flood and field. His store of reminiscences was rich and rare, and his memory was accurate. He was a fine old citizen take him as you will. He raised a splendid family of good men and wo-men, and he leaves a memory that is fragrant behind him. To him Dryden's words apply. He was "Serene and manly, hardened to sustain the load of life."

Mr. Tibbits married at Bunglegumbie in 1855, over 63 years ago, Miss Elizabeth Ann Purvis, a daughter of a notable Scotch family, which has given to this State some splendid pioneers, both men and women. By this marriage there were born 13 children, of whom 11 are still living, the majority in this State and three in Queensland. The survivors are Misses Corrie (Dubbo) and Ada Tibbits; Mrs. Wilkinson, Head Office Bank of New South Wales, also of Roseville, Sydney; Mrs. A. S. Mackenzie, Armidale; Mrs. Shaw, Commercial Bank, Geurie; and Mrs. Harden, Trangie. The sons are Arthur James (Coonamble), Lee (Blackall, C.Q.), Phil (chief of Water Supply Depot, Brisbane), Allen (station manager, Eurandangie, N.Q.), and Ernest (Dubbo). Two sons, Walter and Tom died, one some 16 years back and the other about three years ago. Three members of the family, James, Corrie and Ernest, were present when the old gentleman breathed his last. The funeral took place this (Tuesday) morning, and was well at-tended. The burial service was read by the Rev. C. W. Leavers, Rector of the Church of England, of which Mr. Tibbits was a lifelong adherent. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr. E. Carrett. Obituary. (1918, December 3). The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75565678


Church Point, c. 31/12/1908, from State Records NSW pictures, Item No.: FL13009


Church Point Estate - Dr. Tibbits holding - Item: c053460018, from Pittwater Subdivisions folder, courtesy State Library of NSW

BEAUTIFUL PITTWATER. CHURCH POINT ESTATE. THE WEEK-ENDER'S PARADISE.
ENTRANCING VIEW'S, with a scope of 100 miles of Smooth-water Navigation, suitable for MOTOR LAUNCHES and AQUATIC PLEASURE-SEEKERS. 
Highly Recommended by the Medical Profession for a Week-end Rest.
AT THE CHURCH POINT WHARF, AND THE TERMINUS OF THE COACHES FROM MANLY. IN LARGE AREAS OF ABOUT THREE ACRES EACH.
Well known as the Property of the late Dr. Tibbitts. General Store and Post-office adjoining the Estate. N.B.-This is the only Land available on the mainland, and will be Sold at Bargain Prices, so the Liberal Terms of 10 per cent, cash, Balance by 12 Quarterly Payments, interest at 4 per cent, per annum-, 5 per cent. Discount for Cash. Mr. A. M. SIMPSON, Storekeeper at Church Point, will point out the Land for Sale.
SALE ON THE GROUND SATURDAY, 20th NOVEMBER, AT 2 P.M. Advertising. (1909, November 6). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 22. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15084034

Mr. Ernest C. V. Broughton reports having sold: Church Point, Pittwater, Church Point Estate lot 10, £50 ; lot 5, £80 ; lots 9 and 13. £180 : SALES REPORTED DURING THE WEEK. (1910, February 6). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123834590



Kyles of Bute, Bayview - Bakers Rd, Bay View Rd, 1911. Item c029500006, courtesy State Library of NSW

The first subdivision sale of the famous and much-sought-after Narrabeen land is at last announced. Many people who desire a  seaside block have been waiting to see how the land at Narrabeen will sell, and in view of the success attained at Cronulla it is  generally believed that Narrabeen will quite hold Its own with any of the ocean beach subdivisions. Boxing Day has been chosen for the first sale, when Messrs. Raine and Horne will submit the Greenhills Estate, a subdivision which contains elevated home sites with splendid ocean views. The survey has been completed, and plans are now in course of preparation.

In the same district, Messrs. Hardie and Gorman will on New Year's Day submit the Kyles of Bute Estate at Bayview, Pittwater. It is called after one of the most picturesque spots In Scotland, and the owner, who is a "Scot," says this land, more commonly known as Baker's Orchard, always reminds him of the famous watering-place in his native heath, and this accounts for the name. There is only the road between the land and the beach. 

Messrs. Richardson and Wrench have their usual two sales this afternoon. ...The Paragon Estate at Pymble is also to be offered by the firm. The land is on the heights above the station, and 12 minutes' walk from it. The proposed route of the Narrabeen railway passes the property.  REAL ESTATE. NOTES OF THE WEEK. (1911, November 18). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15289911 


Kyles of Bute, Bay View Pittwater - Bakers Rd, Bay View Rd, 1912 Item c029500008, courtesy State Library of NSW


Towards Church Point, circa 31/12/1908, from State Records NSW pictures, Item No.: FL12925

Department of Lands,
Sydney, 7th March, 1900.

HIS Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor, with, the advice of the Executive Council, directs it to be notified that, in order to enforce the saving and reservation contained in Crown Grant to William Timothy Cape, of 40 acres, being portion 27, on Pitt Water, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, dated the 8th day of April, 1840, and registered volume No. 59 (Register of Grants of Land 33), folio 33, it is the intention of the Crown to take possession of the lands comprised within the said reservation. [Ms. 1900-1,050 Dep.] T. H. HASSALL Government Gazette Notices (1900, March 7). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 1917. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221016173

No. 17,898. APPLICANTS:—Ada Louisa Ethel Black, Auckland, New Zealand, and Mabel Daisy Black, Annandale. LAND: —County Cumberland, parish Narrabeen, shire Warringah, 18 acres 2 roods 24 1/4 perches, on Bay View road, at Pittwater,—part 40 acres (portion 43 of parish), granted to George Weller; adjoining properties of D. Millar, A. M. Simpson, and J. Ware. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. (1912, April 10). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 2230. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227591158


Pittwater Terminus Estate Church Point - Lane Cove Rd Bay View Rd 1912. Item  c035690006, courtesy State Library of NSW


MANLY-PITTWATER TRAM.
DEPUTATION TO VISIT THE MINISTER.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Manly to Pittwater Tramway League, Dr. Arthur, MLC stated that the Brookvale line would be extended to Pittwater. The Government's intention was to electrify all the tramways, including one to Pittwater. This would cost £8000 or £10,000 a mile, and would necessitate reference to the Public Works Committee...  should endeavor to escape this reference, and he suggested that the league should approach the Minister with a view to having the Narrabeen section carried out at a cost reduced to under £20,000. They could afterwards agitate for further extension. The suggestion did not meet with approval, and a resolution was carried that It would be advisable to claim for the extension of the tram from Brookvale to Manly-it in ... before the Public Works Committee.

Messrs. Lambert, Williams, Ridge, Quirk, and Powell were appointed as a deputation to wait on the Minuter. The following officers were elected;— Patrons, Mr. Duguld Thomson and Dr. Arthur. M.L.A.; president, Mr. Kartell; vice-presidents; Messrs. G. S. Brock, J. P. Wright, A. Crane, S. C. Sadler. G. Ridgce, H. F. Hallloran, W. Smith, P. J. Carew, Markham, Arthur West, E. Trevor Jones, Arthur Rickard, R. Reid, W. Bremer, Loden, A. B. Shand. Gordon, Gibbons, Hayne, J. W. Williams, Briquet, Blackwood, J. Booth, and Struman; executive committee, Messrs. W. Parker, sen.. Jamieson, Keirle, Dames, J. Collins, Tate, M Lean, J. Austin, Lambert, M. Burke, Hope, Criten, J. Duffy, W. Austin, jun., G. Woollett, Large, J. Sykes. W Boulton, L. Scott, Aldridge, Huntley, Baker, and Hewitt: hon. secretary. Mr. S. L. Ridge; hon. treasurer, Mr. Lambert. MANLY-PITTWATER TRAM. (1910, March 11). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238361831 

BY THE LAKE AT PITTWATER.

When Omar, the Persian poet, wrote "A book of verses underneath the bough, a jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and those beside me singing In the wilderness — Oh wilderness were Paradise now!" he was, unconsciously, the first to glorify in verse the immortal principle of week-ending. The "book of verses

underneath the bough" is just as much appreciated now as it was in Omar's day; for the jug of wine and loaf of bread read ham sandwiches and cold tea; for the Persian singing-girl substitute an adorable sun-browned companion in a mushroom hat, humming "Yip-ay-addy-ay-aye!" and transform' the vague "wilderness" into the real and tangible By-the-Lake Estate at lovely Pitt-water, and you have the soul and essence of the poet-philosopher's verse translated into terms of modern civilisation. By-the-Lake Estate is in itself a crystallised poem set to the rippling music of blue Pittwater. It is situated at M'Carr's Creek, a lovely arm of Pittwater Lake, and from the estate, which has been subdivided into 40 lots, all with an absolute frontage to the free, breezy widths of the hill-girt waterway, wonderful views across the broad, lake-like sweep to-wards Newport and Scotland Island— views that can never by any chance be blocked or obstructed — are to be obtained. By-the-Lake Estate is no inaccessible patch of beauty located in utterly untamed country, with per-haps only a four or five mile bridle track between it and the nearest apology for a rail-way station. Oh, dear, no! 

The Church Point coach from Manly takes you right to the steamer wharf at Church Point, after traversing one of the loveliest coast roads that exit anywhere between here and heaven, and at the wharf boats for the few minutes pull up M'Carr's Creek are always available. That is not very much like being at the "back of beyond," is it? 

And at Church Point a general store, boatshed, and boarding-house flourish, so if the jug of wine and loaf of bread in the wilderness need replenishing there will be no need to subsist on roots and oysters until the next infrequent train or steamer comes along, as at some camping spots. But if an earthquake; cy-clone, or the last day, should happen along, transforming the boarding-house and general store into sweet memories only, why even then there would be no reason to sit down and wait for starvation on By-the-Lake Estate, for the fishing to be had in this district is particularly good, and with plenty of red and black bream, mackerel, whiting, sand mullet, and jewfish waiting to be caught and cooked, the only camper who need go hungry is the one who has forgotten his fishing rod, and no Sydney week-ender worthy of the name would be guilty of so terrible an omission. That this locality provides an ideal expanse for boating goes without saying, and numbers of small, wind-protected, sand-floored beaches, warm and cosy, invite the bather. And then the wild flowers. We all know the subtle, inexpressible charm that "wild" have over "tame" flowers, and the Australian-prototype of the flower-goddess Flora, a dear goddess whose warm brown arms bold sheaves that are like bound and gathered rainbows, has decorated M'Carr's Creek with miniature forests of her pretty-petalled, voiceless children. 

Looking at it from all points of view, what sweeter site for a week-end cottage could there be than By-the-Lake Estate? You can boat, you can bathe, you can fish, you can rob old nature's garden of its flowers, returning in the summer twilight to your cosy little, lake-side shanty, where you live the simple life— the real life— for at least a couple of days each week, and the musical murmur and soft lapping of the water against the foreshore rocks before your threshold soothe you off to sleep. It sounds nice, doesn't it? And By-the-Lake Estate is just far enough from civilisation to give that exquisite sense of peace and isolation so necessary to the genuine week-ender, and just near enough to it to make the fact of "getting there" a pleasure rather than a pain, and to guarantee an unfailing supply of ham sandwiches and bread and butter for the seekers of the simple —and hungry— life. 

Yes. By-the-Lake Estate is a proposition that should not be missed; it should at least be "looked into," and anyone who wishes to go this far could not do better than pay a visit to Arthur Rickard and Co.. of 84B Pitt-street, Sydney, in whose hands it is. BY THE LAKE AT PITTWATER. (1910, December 11). The Sunday Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1903 - 1910), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226875107 

Pittwater-MANLY-NEWPORT District.— By-the-Lake Estate is situated on the shores of McCarrs Creek, just a few minutes from Church Point. Lots 100ft. water frontage, from £35 each. Easy Terms. Torrens Title ARTHUR RICKARD and CO., Ltd., Pitt-street, Sydney. Advertising (1914, April 17). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 10 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article229238571


By The Lake Estate Item c053460082, courtesy State Library of NSW


By the Lake Estate Pittwater - Portion 1 price list  c053460083


By the Lake Estate Pittwater - McCarrs Creek Item c053460001, courtesy State Library of NSW


By The Lake Estate Item c035690004, courtesy State Library of NSW


Baroona Estate Church Point Bay View - Bay View Rd Baroona Ave 1918. Item c035690008, courtesy State Library of NSW

Warringah Shire Council Records: Batt, Rodd & Purves. 22/11/18, requesting further work on roads in Baroona Estate : Referred to the Overseer for report to next meeting





Baroona - Private Sale phase, Item c035690007h, courtesy State Library of NSW

George Brown Of Mc Carrs Creek, Pittwater – The Waterside Estate 

Father William, Mother Hannah, has pruchased 41 acres on McCarrs creek in 1880. 

TRIBUTARIES  OF McCARR’S CREEK.  

Bumpo Creek, a little affluent near the bend, received its name from some of the residents in this way: when one went up at high tide  one’s boat continually bumped from one side to the other against snags and mangroves. The upper part is known as Jones’s Gully.  

There are several fern-clad gorges which pour their tributary streamlets of fresh water into McCarr’s Creek.  Two of these mountain  rivulets have their source near Tumble Down Dick Hill 750 feet above the sea, and meet at some distance from the navigable portion of the creek. At this junction is a pool known as ‘‘The Duckhole,'’ truly a “sequestered pool in woodland valley,” if ever there was one  worthy of Longfellow’s verse. The single streamlet forms a cascade over the rocks in the glen, flowing under ferny undergrowth and  past mossy boulders. It pursues its tortuous course into a little rock-bound basin, finally entering the brackish waters at the limit of tidal action in the creek. This spot is the entrance to the beautiful gorge, and forms part of the boundary of Kuring-gai Chase.  

Midway between McCarr’s and Coal and Candle Creeks are some fine examples of blackfellows’ carvings on the wide flat surface of a  bed of sandstone. Not far away is a trigonometrical survey station. It is marked “McCarr” on the map compiled by the Lands Department, and the altitude is 620 feet, and from this lonely bushland vantage point a glimpse of Coal and Candle Creek amid  surrounding green hills may be obtained. The trigonometrical station was placed there in August, 1880.  

“WATERSIDE ESTATE.”  

Just above one of the sandstone jetties previously mentioned are the remains of a wood hut, once the residence of Davy Walker in the ’eighties. Buffalo grass lawns, terraces and fruit trees testify to the amount of labour that was put into his “selection.’’ Half a century  ago George Medlock, a farmer, also resided at McCarr’s Creek. On the shore opposite to Walker’s land up to the year 1913 stood the  cosy weatherboard residence of the late George Brown, owner of  “Waterside Estate,” consisting of forty one acres, a grant made in  the year 1880.  

The track that led from Church Point to Brown’s estate was replaced some years ago by a narrow road to the spot where the house stood, now a turning point for motorists. The first half of this road is Quarter Sessions Road, and it may be mentioned in passing that a Quarter Sessions Road is a road established under the Public Roads Act following a reference to the Court of Quarter Sessions. This application is made to the Court by the proprietor of land alienated by the Crown, to no part of which grant any road of access had  been provided to the nearest high-way. The portion through the old “Waterside” Estate is named Brown’s Road.  

COAL AND CANDLE CREEK.  

A track was made from McCarr’s Creek to Coal and Candle Creek by James Booth about the year 1907 for the sum of £6/10/-. We  follow Booth’s tortuous track, and, after sighting McCarr trigonometrical station and inspecting the great flat bed of sandstone covered  with aboriginal carvings, we soon cross the track which leads away to Lovett Bay. Further on we descend to the beautiful but lonely  stream, Coal and Candle Creek. Then we climb up the gully beyond the limit of tidal action in McCarr’s Creek.  

The portion of land in this region, No. 9, Parish of Narrabeen, was selected by Joseph Saxby Davis on February 6, 1890, and was  forfeited on May 8, 1901. A very much decayed boundary fence is to be seen, and an old ruined stone cottage—someone’s hope and  dream, now a derelict of the bush.  

About eleven miles distant from Pymble is the lofty eminence, “Tumble Down Dick.” Where the Pittwater Road winds over that hill  there was once merely a track from Lane Cove. That was away back in 1832.  A survey plan of that year shows the track leading down to Foley’s farm at Mona Vale, to which I have already referred. The plan also shows the upper reaches of McCarr’s Creek.  

Just below “Tumble Down Dick” and close to the Pittwater trigonometrical station (701 feet) there is a region where the hills roll involute. This little-known country embraces the upper reaches of McCarr’s Creek. The stream broadened, and further on, the terrain  becoming clearer, we sighted another affluent flowing over a sandstone bed that joined the “right-hand branch” that we had followed in  a pellucid pool a few feet deep. This spot engaged our attention and study.  The mere rivulet had developed into a fine brook containing pools.  

Now the journey became interesting; we felt that we had discovered something worth-while. A tangerine  “bottlebrush,” a perfect specimen of Banksia ericifolia, mirrored itself in a pool. On an open tract in a dell-like formation was a splendid setting of boronia,  glinting pink in the sunshine, with a few native roses. Boronia serrulata did not “waste its sweetness on the desert air,” and we thanked  a beneficent law for its preservation. Now appeared some vestiges of tracks which seemed to suggest that our curiosity was soon to  be satisfied. Wider was the brook with holes four to six feet deep, until it flowed into a pond about sixty feet in diameter, ‘‘ The  Duckhole''.  

An old bushman states that this place was the resort of ducks over forty years ago; at any rate, one could not imagine a happier home  for them. The air in this altitude was pure and invigorating. On the opposite side a slight rippling of the water revealed the place where   the left-hand stream entered, hidden by thick bush. This is the main stream of McCarr’s Creek.  

Distant up that stream a quarter of a mile is a hidden waterfall and emerald pool set amid rugged but beautiful surroundings. It has  been named Upper Gledhill Falls.  

Truly Surveyor W. R. Govett was not undiscerning when he termed the creek “romantic” in that far-off year 1829!  

The Early Days of Bayview, Newport, Church Point and McCarr’s Creek, Pittwater By J. S. N. WHEELER. Journal and proceedings / Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 26 Part. 4 (1940) Pages 88, 7905 words. Call Number N 994.006 ROY Created/ Published Sydney : The Society, 1918-1964. Appears In Journal and proceedings, v.26, p.318 (ISSN: 1325-9261) Published 1940-08-01. 

AN ACCOMMODATION ROAD

In conformity with the provisions of the Act of Council, William V , No 11, section 21, George Brown being the owner of portion No 6, parish of Narrabeen, applied to the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for an accommodation road from his land to run through land supposed to be the property of trustees of the Wesleyan Church Dr Tibbetts and Alfred McIntosh being part of  Olivers grant, portion 7until it should meet the road from Manly, at the public wharf Church Point, Pittwater, such being the nearest highway Evidence was given by the applicant that he had no thoroughfare nor right of away to get to a highway from his land as described consisting of 41 acres, and the accommodation road he now applied for was the best available, considering all the interests No objection was raised to the road being made and the application was granted by His Honor. QUARTER SESSIONS. (1897, November 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14100043

"Now we shall go up McCarr’s Creek to a little inlet called Brown’s Bay. George Brown and his family were the owners of the 41 acres estate "Waterside", a grant made in 1880. His house of weatherboard stood on the hillside, reached by a zig-zag path from the little stone jetty. The estate extended right to the head of the bay, where there is a gully, clad in various kinds of flora interesting to the botanist. Two old peach trees grew in front of the verandah, which was supported on pillars and at the head of the bay, passion-fruit vines grew over the rocks and trees. A track from Church Point led to it and on the way round exquisite glimpses of the creek were obtained through the gum-trees. I often stayed with the Browns at this old house and in the years 1909-10, it was a sequestered spot, quite isolated even from the few inhabitants of Church Point.

More than forty years ago the visitor drifting along in his boat would have heard the strains of the piano adding glamour to the peaceful night. Our hostess is playing an old hymn or some melody of bye-gone days and an atmosphere that is almost Victorian is imparted to the drawing-room. Outside the bush is dark and dreamy and mysterious insect voices accentuate the sense of loneliness. Now that old home has disappeared and the motorist travels to Coal and Candle Creek over its site, quite heedless of those halcyon days." JSN Wheeler, Some Old Families Of Pittwater, n.d.

METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COURT. 
WEDNESDAY.
(Before His Honor Judge WILKINSON.)
SUMMERHILL V. BROWN.
In this case John Summerhill, of Albert-street, Redfern, sued George Brown, of Church Point, Pittwater, for £200 damages for wrongful seizure. Verdict for the defendant, without costs.
 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COURT. (1892, May 26). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13868674 

Marriage: 5015/1902 BROWN GEORGE TAYT EMILY M E ST LEONARDS

MARRIAGES.

BROWN— TAYT.— July 25th. 1902. at St. Thomas', North Sydney, by the Rev. Stephen H. Childe, B.A., George Brown, of Waterside, Pittwater, third son of the late William Brown, to Emily Matilda Eleanor, younger daughter of the late Captain William Tayt, of North Sydney. Family Notices (1902, July 26). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14471685  

NSW BDM's shows a Child being born soon after: BROWN DOROTHY A E W  24933/1903  GEORGE EMILY M E ST LEONARDS

Charles Swancott, in 'Dee Why to Barrenjoey and Pittwater' provides;

''There were stone steps leading to a tiny jetty from whence a track amidst the forest flora skirting the shore to a little nook were once known as 'Dorothys Bower' after a member of the Brown family. There are boulders and dense undergrowth at the head of the bay and a large cave or 'gibbie gunyah'. Dorothy (now Mrs. Stevens of Avalon) was only seven when an aunt who was staying with them became ill and had to be taken to Sydney for treatment. During their absence their home was completely destroyed by fire and they settled in Cammeray. 

George Brown had a farm at what we now call 'Brown's Bay'. His home burnt down in March 1912:

FIRE AT MANLY.

At 9 p.m. on Sunday a seven-roomed weather-board cottage, situated at McCarr's Creek, Pittwater, owned and occupied by Mr. Geo. Brown, was totally destroyed by fire, with all its contents. Mr. Brown was reading in the dining-room at the time of the outbreak, and he tried to put it out himself with buckets of water but was not successful. The damage is estimated at £450, and the house was not insured. The cause of the fire is not known. FIRE AT MANLY. (1912, March 5 - Tuesday). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113820231

FIRE AT PITTWATER. 
SUPPOSEDLY CAUSED BY RATS.

A seven-roomed weatherboard cottage, owned by Mr. Geo. Brown, situated at M'Carr Creek, Pittwater, was on Sunday night destroyed by fire. Mr. Brown was sitting in his dining-room reading, when, at about 9 o'clock, hearing a noise, he proceeded towards the bedroom in order to ascertain the cause, and on going into the passage was met by a shoot of flame. He rushed out of the house, and endeavored to subdue the flames with buckets of water, but, being unaided, was unable to cope with the spread of the fire, which quickly reduced the edifice to ashes. The building, and contents, which were valued at £450, were uninsured. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is thought to have been caused by rats having gnawed loose wax matches. FIRE AT PITTWATER. (1912, March 5). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239145704 

A little about his wife's family:

In the Supreme Court ) No 45 of New South Wales, 

Between William Tayt, plaintiff, and James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, defendants.

WHEREAS an Action hath been commenced in this Court, at the suit of the above named William Tayt, against the abovenamed James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, to recover the sum of six hundred and ten pounds, and interest, due by the said James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, upon and by virtue of two several Promissory Notes made by them, by the name and description of " Arthur and Son" in favor of the said William Tayt or order, and now overdue, and it being alleged that the said James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, do not reside within this Colony or its Dependencies, a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the thirteenth day of July next, wherein William P. Palmer, at present of Newcastle, master of the ship or vessel called the "Adventure," and Walter Underwood Harris, of Sydney, commission agent, are garnishees: Notice is hereby given thereof, and if at any time before final judgment in this Action, the said James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, or any person on their behalf, will give the security and notice and file the appearance and plea required by the Act, intituled " An Act to consolidate and amend the " laws relating to actions against persons absent " from the Colony, and against persons sued as " joint contractors," the said attachment may be dissolved.—Dated this twenty-ninth day of June, a.d, 1853.

BRENT CLEMENTS RODD, Plaintiff's Attorney, 360, Pitt-street, Sydney. Between William Tayt, plaintiff, and James Arthur and Horatio Frederick William Arthur, defendants. (1853, July 1). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 1102. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article231516121 

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Wednesday 18 January 1837 - DEATH Jan 14: John William, son of Captain TAYT of the Brig Galatea, aged 16 years and 4 months. 

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.

In the will of William Tayt, late of Clermont, Canterbury Road, but formerly of North Shore, in the Colony of New South Wales, Esquire, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby Riven, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to this Honorable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that probate of the last will and testament of the above-named William Tayt, deceased, may be granted to Ann Tayt, of Canterbury Road aforesaid, the widow of the said deceased, and the sole Executrix appointed in and by the said will.—Dated this 16th day of September, a.d. 1872.

DEANE & DEANE,

Proctors for the Executrix,

75, Elizabeth-street, Sydney.6s. 6d. ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION. (1872, September 17). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 2376. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230132316 

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales, (9,681)

PROBATE JURISDICTION,

In the will and codicil of William Tayt, late of Claremont, Canterbury road, but formerly of North Shore, in the Colony of New South Wales, gentleman, deceased.

PURSUANT to the Wills, Probate and Administration Act of 1898 : Notice is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any debt or claim against the estate of the abovenamed deceased, who died at Claremont, Canterbury Road aforesaid, on the 6th day of September, 1872, are hereby required to send in full particulars thereof to the undersigned, before the 27th day of October next, after which date the Trustees will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the patties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have notice.

DEANE & DEANE,

Proctors for said Trustees,

33, Rowe-street, Sydney. PROBATE JURISDICTION. (1900, September 11). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 7084. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224601990 

BIRTHS

On the 22nd November, at Norfolk Villa, Ryde, the wife of Captain William Tayt, late of the ship Orator, of a son. Family Notices (1855, December 6). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12975653 

On 25th instant, at Norfolk Villa, Ryde, the wife of Captain W. Tayt, of a son. Family Notices (1857, October 31). Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 - 1860), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59867559 

TAYT—March 4th, at Ryde, the wife of Captain William Tayt, of a daughter. Family Notices (1862, March 21). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13226162 

Children:

TAYT GEORGE H J 11002/1857  WILLIAM ANNE RYDE
TAYT ADA L E 1446/1850 V18501446 39A WILLIAM ANNE
TAYT ALBERT A A 4157/1859  WILLIAM ANNE ST LEONARDS
TAYT EMILY M E 13266/1862  WILLIAM ANNE RYDE
TAYT CHARLES E R 3390/1855 V18553390 42B WILLIAM ANNE
TAYT THOMAS W C 1447/1852 V18521447 39A WILLIAM ANNE

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1843, December 12). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12414882 

DEPARTURE. .

January 28.-Orator, barque, 442 tons, Captain Tayt, for California The list of passengers has already been published. DEPARTURE. (1850, January 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12915318 

TAYT—September 6, at his residence, Claremont, Canterbury Road, Captain William Tayt, in the 76th year of his age, leaving an affectionate wife and six children to mourn their loss. Family Notices (1872, October 7). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13264370 

TAYT - September 21, in Nagasaki, Japan, Thomas William Ceylon, eldest beloved son of Anne of the late Captain William Tayt, of St Leonards. Family Notices (1878, April 8). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13410983 

THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. CHARLES EDWARD RYDE TAYT are kindly invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his mother's residence, "Woodbine", Victoria-street, North Sydney. THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, at a quarter past 3 o'clock, f or St. Thomas' Church of England Cemetery, St. Leonards. Wood and Co.

THE FRIENDS of Mrs. ANNE TAYT are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her late beloved SON, Charles E. R. ; to move from her residence, Woodbine, Victoria-street, North Sydney. THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, at a quarter past 3 o'clock, for St. Thomas' Cemetery, St. Leonards. WOOD and CO., Undertakers. Family Notices (1892, May 5). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28268685 

TAYT.-June 3, 1925, George H. J., son of the late Captain T. and Anne Tayt. Family Notices (1925, June 4). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16232157 

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

PROBATE JURISDICTION.

In the will and codicil of Anne Tayt, late of North Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, widow, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that ail creditors and other persons having any debt or claim upon or affecting the estate of Anne Tayt, the abovenamed deceased, who died on or about the 27th day of February, 1899, and probate of whose will and codicil was granted by- the Supreme Court of New South Wales, in its Probate Jurisdiction; on the 26th day of April, 1899, to Ada Louisa Elizabeth Tayt, Emily Matilda Elenor Tayt and William Smith Deane, the executrices and executor in the and will and codicil named, are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the said Ada Louisa Elizabeth Tayt, Emily Matilda Elenor Tayt- {now Emily Matilda Elenor Brown), and William Smith Deane, care of William Henry Mahony, their proctor, at the undermentioned address, on or before the 8th day of September next, at the expiration of which time the said Ada Louisa Elizabeth Tayt, Emily Matilda Elenor Brown, and William Smith Deane will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the persons entitled thereto, having regard to-the debts and claims only of which they shall have had notice; and the said Ada Louisa Elisabeth Tayt, Emily Matilda Elenor Brown; and William Smith Deane will not be liable, for the assets so distributed, to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution,—Dated tins 26th day of July, 1909.

WILLIAM HENRY MAHONY,

Proctor for the Executrixes and-Executor,

60, Castlereagh-street, Sydney. PROBATE JURISDICTION. (1909, July 28). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 4301. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221614895 

In 1917 George Brown passed away and after Probate was granted in 1919 his land was placed on the market:

BROWN. —December 28, 1917, at his residence, Kensington, 34 Bellevue-street, North Sydney, George, beloved husband of Emily M. E. Brown, and brother-in-law of Ada L. E. Tayt. Family Notices (1917, December 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15762788 

BROWN. —The Funeral of the late Mr. GEORGE BROWN will leave his late residence, Kensington, 34 Bellevue-street, North Sydney, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at 2 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Gore Hill. WOOD, COFFILL, and COMPANY, LTD.

BROWN. —The Friends of Mr. J. S. RICHARDSON are informed that the Funeral of his late beloved UNCLE, George Brown, will leave Kensington, 34 Bellevue-street, North Sydney, THIS AFTERNOON, at 2 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Gore Hill. WOOD, COFFILL, and COMPANY, LTD. Family Notices (1917, December 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 9. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15762742 

NSW BDM’s – Deaths: BROWN GEORGE 16924/1917  Parents: WILLIAM HANNAH ST LEONARDS

In the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

PROBATE JURISDICTION.

In the estate and effects of George Brown, late of Kensington, Bellevue-street, North Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, gentleman, deceased, intestate.

PURSUANT to the "Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898" : Notice is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against or upon the estate of the abovenamed deceased, who died at North Sydney, on 28th December, 1917, are hereby required to send in full particulars of their claims and demands upon the said estate to the Perpetual Trustee Company, Limited, 33-39 Hunter-street, Sydney, the administrator of the estate of the said deceased, to whom letters of administration were granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 9th January, 1919, on or before the 7th day of March next, in default whereof the said Perpetual Trustee Company, Limited, will, after the last mentioned date, proceed to administer the estate and distribute the assets among the parties entiled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have notice; and the said Company will not be liable, for the assets or any part thereof so distributed, to any person of whose claim they shall not have had notice at the time of such distribution.— Dated this 20th day of January, 1919.

For Perpetual Trustee Company, Limited,

R. COPLAND T.ETHBRIDGE,

Lf.r and Primrose, Manager.

Proctors, Daily Telegraph Buildings, King-street, Sydney. PROBATE JURISDICTION. (1919, January 24). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 582. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article229604318 

BY Order of the PERPETUAL TRUSTEE CO., Limited,
ADMINISTRATORS of the Estate of the Late GEORGE BROWN. 
NORTH SYDNEY.
1-A CORNER BUILDING SITE, part of Lot 17 Section 12, of the St Leonards Township, having frontages of about 58 feet to ALFRED-STREET, about 113 feet 6 in to BENT-STREET, - and about 100 ft to EATON-STREET; width at rear about 113ft 4in.
2-AN ORIGINAL HALF-ACRE BLOCK, Lot 1 Section 33, St Leonards Township, having 66ft, to west side of WEST-STREET and 330ft to PALMER STREET, extending back to FLAT (late Abbott)
STSEET, to which it has 66ft frontage.
McCARR'S CREEK, PITTWATER,
ACRES, being Portion 266 Parish of Narrabeen, FRONTING McCARR'S CREEK, with DEEP WATER OFF PORTION OF THE FRONTAGE.
Only a SHORT DISTANCE SOUTH OF CHURCH POINT.

RICHARDSON and WRENCH. LTD. (in conjunction  with PERCY WOODS, Cremorne Junction), will sell by auction, at the Rooms, 92 Pitt-street, on FRIDAY, 5th SEPTEMBER, at 11.30 a.m.
The above Lands at North Sydney and Pittwater.
Plans on view at the Rooms.
 Torrens Titles. Advertising (1919, August 30). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 21. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28096809 

The Browns acreage was purchased by George Scales, who also had land in the Ingleside- Elanora area - from that 'Street Names' page - George Scales worked as a stonemason. Married twice, he had three children by his first wife and three with his second. Although he was a rich man when he passed away, his earnings seem to have come through sheer hard work and living on next to nothing - as a court case brought by his wife, seemingly unnecessarily, reveals. He passed away before the sales of lands at 'Browns Block' commenced:

DEATH.

SCALEES. — 20th July. 1920. at his Iate residence, 120 Dowling-street, Paddington, George, dearly beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Scales. aged 65 years. Family Notices (1920, July 21). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 5 (CABLE EDITION). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221498021

No. 17,0.58. APPLICANT:—George Scales, Manly. LAND:—County Cumberland, parish Manly Cove, shire Warringah, 1 acre 3 roods 33 perches, in Ocean street, Narrabeen,—lots 2 to 7, section 24. Mount Ramsay Estate, and part 410 acres (portion 1,217 of parish) granted to John Ramsay; adjoining property of Mrs. M. Thompson. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. (1911, June 28). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3480. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226774250

No. 17,037. APPLICANTS :—George Scales and David Lindesay Aitken, both Sydney. LAND : — County Cumberland, parish Manly Cove, shire Warringah, 96 acres 2 roods 7 1/4 acres, on Narrabeen Creek, near Narrabeen Lagoon,—land granted as 30 acres (portion 51 of parish), to James Wheeler, and 50 acres (portion 48 of parish), to John William Alexander White; adjoining property of estate late T. H. Kelly and Crown Land. NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT. (1912, April 10). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 2230. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227591158

Mr. George Scales' Will
Paddington Man Leaves £44,745

Probate has been granted of the will of George Scales, of Paddington, freeholder, who died on July 20 last. The estate was valued at £44,745, of which £32,381 was represented in realtyMr. Scales bequeathed his two sons by his first wife, Leonard and Ernest Scales, £200 each. The residue of his estate he left upon trust. Out of the Income he directed that there should be paid £2 10s a week to each of his daughters, Marie Garatia, and Elsie Annie during the life-time of his widow, and that the residue of the income should be paid to his widow. After the death of his widow, the trust estate is to be distributed for the benefit of his children. Mr. Scales appointed David Lindsay Aitkin, of Sydney, solicitor, and Joseph Reuben Wolstenholme Battye, of Sydney, accountant, the trustees and executors of his will. Mr. George Scales' Will (1920, December 13). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117300519

WEDDINGS
RAITH— SCALES.

At the Presbyterian Church, Globe Point, on Saturday, Miss Elsie Scales, eldest daughter of Mrs. Scales and the late Mr. George Scales, of Paddington, was married to Mr. J. Lauder Raith, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Raith, of Glebe Point. Rev. Clifford Button officiating. The bride, given away by her brother-in-law. Mr. Wrobel, wore a smart frock of ivory crepe-meteor and silk lace, embroidered with a spray of hand-made flowers, and the long train of silver tissue was lined with shell-pink and lemon georgette. Her embroidered net veil was held in place by a wreath of orange buds, and she carried a bouquet of choice white flowers. Miss Jessie and Miss Isobel Raith, as bridesmaids, wore frocks of pink taffeta over Georgette. Little Mary Wrobel was train-bearer, and looked nice in a pink georgette frock. Master J. Wrobel, the little page, was In a white satin suit. Mr. Bruce Raith was best man, arid Mr. Norman M'Queen groomsman The bride's mother received the guests at Sargent's. Market Street. The honeymoon Is being spent on the Mountains, the bride's travelling dress being a grey gabardine costume and a grey hat with a lace brim. WEDDINGS (1921, December 5). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239714756

SCALES WILL CASE
A DUAL OCCUPATION. 
MELBOURNE, Thursday. — In the Scales will case to-day Winifred Campbell, the eldest daughter of the late George Scales by his former wife, said that in 1896 her stepmother did washing for the navy, her father being a stonemason. Mrs Scales carried on the Parisian Toilet Company in the Arcade, and Mr. Scales made up some, of the toilet requisites, but when there was washing for the navy to be done she divided her time between the two occupations. In 1897 Mrs. Scales commenced seances and circles and healing at the Arcade. Witness had never heard of any money being dug up out of the backyard, nor had her father sat up the whole of one night, counting his fortune. The case stands part heard. SCALES WILL CASE (1922, August 4). Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article153351237

Scales v Aitken and another. 

Further evidence was given in the Equity Court on Wednesday in the suit in which Mary Scales, widow of George Scales, asked, among other things, for a declaration that the defendants, David Lindsay Aitken and Joseph Reuben \Wolstenholme Battye, as executors and trustees of her late husband's estate, had acquired as trustees for her, all property the legal or equitable title to which stood in the name of, or was otherwise vested in, her husband at the date of his death. His Honor (Mr. Acting Justice Owen) allowed the matter to stand over generally pending the result of the Evidence Bill now before Parliament.' His Honor strongly advised the plaintiff, who had been conducting her own case, to, in the meantime, employ a reputable solicitor and barrister, with whom the defendant's counsel could confer with a view to a settlement of the suit, plaintiff having stated that her sole object for instituting the proceedings was in order to protect the rights of her children and grandchildren. His Honor added that the plaintiff was doing herself a grave injustice in attempting to conduct her own case. Scales v Aitken and another. (1922, August 10). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2 (EVENING). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99205503

'PSYCHIC' MRS. SCALES.
HER TALE OF BURIED TREASURE THE WASHTUB AND THE £12,000.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SECOND SIGHT AND TRANCES

The litigation over the will of the late George Scales, the stonemason, whose head, as far as money-making was concerned, was screwed on right, was advanced another stage during the week. The widow. Scales' second wife, Mary Scales, who for years past has been a well-known clairvoyant and moneygetter, is asking the Equity Court to declare that all the property which Scales had in his own name was really hers, claiming that it all had been purchased with her own earnings. 

The case is being heard before Judge Owen, and while the plaintiff is conducting her own case in person, the two executors under the will, David Lindsay Aitkin, solicitor, and Joseph Reuben Battye, accountant, are represented by Mr. Innes. K.C., and Mr. Little. 

Briefly stated, the will of George Scales, made on July 19, 1920, the day before his death, at his home, 120 Dowling-street, Paddington, was witnessed by F. Lambert, of Surry-street. and Dr. G.- A. Smith, M.B., Cb.M./of Macquarie-street. 

Scales had six children alive, and one dead, three by his first wife and two girls and a boy being by his second wife, the plaintiff In the suit. After appointing Aitkin and Battye the executors, it bequeathed to his two sons by his first wife, Leonard and Ernest Scales, £200 each, and nothing to the daughter by his first wife, because she was married. The whole of the real estate was left to the trustees on trust for his wife during her lifetime.; with the exception of 50s per week each left to their two daughters. Mary Galatea and Elsie Annie, during his wife's lifetime. 

After the DEATH OF MRS. SCALES, the trustees were to turn the estate into money and pay one-fourth to Mary Galatea, one-fourth to Elsie Annie, one-fourth to Alfred Daniel, daughters and son of tho ' plaintiff;1 with one-eighth to his daughter Winifred Campbell, and one eighth to the children of his dead daughter, Winifred Elizabeth Wroebel. 

The will, said. 'My reason for leaving only £200 each to Leonard and Ernest is that I acknowledge that whatever property I am at present possessed of is the result of moneys earned and saved by my present wife, which she has given me'. 

When the hearing was resumed on Tuesday, Mrs. Scales took her usual position, standing ever at the bar table, resting on a black walking-stick, and in answer to his Honor's question, said she was ready to go on. Throughout the day she remained almost motionless, most of the .time eyeing Mr. Innes, who was appearing for tho other side. Mr. Innes remarked that his task would have been easier had Mrs. Scales been represented by counsel. 

Mr. Aitkin produced a statement showing in detail the properties which Scales hid bought in his own name 'during the years Aitkin had acted for him with the sum purchased, and in many instances the sum sold. Most related to suburban allotments of smallish value, the whole of the properties being estimated at C.270, and being situated in districts so wide apart as Gordon and Merrylands, Pennant Hills and Manly, Lane Cove-road and Fairy Bower. 

A second statement showed in detail properties which Scales had bought in his wife's name, the total value of these being estimated at over £40.000. 

Solicitor Aitkin, after giving evidence regarding these properties, said that Mrs. Scales, after her husband's death, complained that her husband's WILL WAS UNJUST, saying he had no right to leave any money away from her. She informed him that once, as she was passing the Hotel Australia, she recognised the mysterious stranger who had brought her some thousands incognito, by his voice, and said she knew the man recognised her, because he immediately rushed away. 

She asked him (Aitkin) to transfer the house properties standing in her husband's name to her, but he told her that it could not be done. 

In January. 1902, said Aitken, he arranged a moderate loan of £75 for Scales who had just .bought some land, and wanted the money to make up the balance. Scales told him many a time that his wife had lent him various sums of money. 

Mrs. Scales; I want to know where all the money went to. He bought all this land, and where did the money -go? —If he received any money from me, I wouldn't know what he did with it. That rested with him. 

To his Honor, the witness said that sometimes Scales, instead of receiving the money, asked that It be paid into his wife's account. Mr..: Innes complained that the manner in which Mrs. Scales asked the question and Its wording, were suggestive.

Joseph Reuben Battye, the other executor. gave brief evidence concerning the conversations he had with Mrs. Scales about her affairs, and said that at her request, money had been paid away on her behalf. 

Mrs. Scales: I asked you for money, and you said you couldn't let me have any until it was settled up. You said you would see Aitken, and have the rates and taxes and income-tax paid for me? —  Yes. | You said you would do all you could for me. but Aitken would not give me any more 

His Honor: I don't wish to stop you, I Mrs. Scales, but In what way do you think this will help you? If it will help you, I DON'T WANT TO STOP YOU. But I have only to decide whether the property in your husband's hands belonged to him, or belonged to you. 

The next witness was Leonard Scales, the £200 legatee, and son of Scales by his first wife, who lived at Enfield. He was forty, and remembered his father working as a stonemason: and when the family conducted a laundry. 

Some of the boys and his stepmother would I bring home the washing from Woolloomooloo and his father and brothers and sisters did the washing. But his step-mother never handled any of it. Indeed, it took her all her time to collect the washing and afterwards collect the money for doing it. It comprised hammocks, blankets, and ducks. Then his stepmother — he called her mother always used to go out washing and selling honey, and private people's, washing came into the house, and we boys delivered it from Ashfield to Summer Hill'. He never saw his stepmother digging In the garden at any time. 

They Washed for the Navy two or three Years off and on, whenever the ships were in port. 

After his father died, his stepmother talked of the will, saying she had wanted his father to leave him a house and a pound a week only, seeing that he had no children, and the house was to go back to the family after his death. She also, said she wanted his father to leave his brother enough to educate his children. 

Mr. Innes: Were you told about the money dug up in the backyard?— No, sir; I never heard of it before this case. Leonard said his sister Winifred, now Mrs Campbell, worked ever since she was nine years old, and reared all the second 'family. She ' USED TO DO THE WASHING for two people by herself. 

Mrs. Scales: When used she to do so? — When you were out working by the day 'and selling honey. My father helped my sister sometimes. -The cottage in which the family resided then, said Leonard, consisted of three rooms, and there was a shed built out of packing cases in which plateglass had come. 

Mrs. Scales: How many tins of honey did you sell a week? — I said that you sold the honey, but I pushed the pram for you all around Ashfield. 'Didn't you take the roof off the top and steal the honey?' asked Mrs. Scales, raising laughter, in which she joined in. 

Ernest Scales, of Concord, an engineer employed by the Gas Co., the other £200 distant legatee, said he was born in 1878, and lived at home until 1900. He remembered his father's last job as a journeyman stonemason was at the Summer Hill post-office in 1899 and at this time his stepmother was going, to people's places doing washing and selling honey. 

Regarding the washing for the Navy, he used to go down with his father, and they would pull over to the ship in a boat. His mother would go on board and get the washing, and they would take it home. They used to stamp the blankets in a tub of hot suds, and his father helped in that work, too. They would work all night long, and take the washing back next day. Their house was built of brick on stone, old bricks which came from the demolished portions of the railway stations. His father bought the old bricks when the stations were being altered. No, he never saw any bricks that his stepmother bought, and never heard of any. His father did the stonework, and a neighbor bricklayer, named Woods, laid the bricks. No, he never saw his stepmother working as a laborer on the building, nor had he ever seen her DIGGING IN THE GARDEN. She would sell about two tins of honey in the week, sixty-pound tins. The honey was put up in bottles, and first for a while she carried a dozen in a basket, hut later on she got a pram. He had often bottled the honey. 

'After father died', continued Ernest, 'I met mother — I always called her mother — and she asked me to sit dawn in the park with her. We did. She said, 'The girls have left me', and then the will cropped up. She said that father hadn't treated us boys right, and said something about her having wanted him to leave us a house each and something to my children to be educated with, saying they hadn't done any harm to her. She said she was not asking for the land, but only for the houses. I walked down to Sydney I with her. We stayed a good while,! and mother was crying most of the time. She talked for a little while, and cried for a little while' Leonard added that prior to this Mrs. Seal s had a conversation with him at the Burwood waiting-room. He heard a call, and on looking round,, saw her and went back.- 'Mother had the will with her', he went on, 'and said she was going to fight it, and that father had said the property and everything was hers'. I said, 'It won't matter much to me; I'm only getting a couple of hundred pounds'. Soon after this mother turned around, and said, 'I don't intend you boys to have ANYTHING AT ALL'. 

The witness continued, 'One Sunday when I came back from work, Mrs. Scales was in my house talking to my wife saying she had intended that we boys should get a house and some money every week under the will and that my' children should have enough money to; educate them. She said my children! had done her no harm, and she didn't] see why they should have been left out'.! 

His Honor: What was it that led her to make two different statements? — I don't know, I'm sure. My wife was doing most of the talking. I said little. I was a bit wild at mother being there, because I wanted to get some sleep, and I took as little part in it as I could, 

Mr. Innes: Did you ever hear about £12,000 being dug up In the garden? — The first I heard of that was Mr. Aitken mentioning it. . Alfred Daniel Scales, the son of plaintiff, who was left one-fourth shore of the residue after his mother's death, and is a railway employee, living at Ashfield, told of tr»e part he took in carting home the washing when a boy. 

Asked who did the work he replied, 'Oh, the family'. He was in the Sydney Arcade with his mother for a couple of years, before he left home to strike out for himself. Alfred recalled conversations between his mother and father respecting the property now in dispute. At the meal table he had heard his mother say to his father, when they were discussing repairs to the houses, 'Is that your property, George, or is it mine'. 

Mr. Innes: Did you ever hear your father say that all the property belonged to your mother?- — Never. 

His Honor: Did she say, 'Is that property in your name or mine'? — No, that was not it, but 'Is that your property, George, or mine?' You knew that some of the properties were in your father's name, and that some were in her own name?— Yes, but they were the correct words she used, I think, 'Is that your property, George, or mine?' 

Continuing his evidence on Wednesday, Alfred Daniel Scales told of a meeting of the family, at which his mother complained that she was penniless, and said all the money should be hers; but he responded, 'I think you are well provided for, mother, as we get nothing until you die'. 

During the fortnight following his father's, death he visited his mother every day, when the so-called unjust will formed the theme of her constant conversation. Telling more of this, interview, which he thought was about three months after his father, died, he said he told his mother that he couldn't believe that his father dug up £12,000 in the backyard without telling the children anything afterwards. He asked which backyard it happened in, his mother saying it was at Ashfield, and near a tree. He told her that it was very strange that they knew nothing about it, and inquired the date. 

When she said it occurred in 1902, he remarked that it was the very year he left home, and the family were not in good circumstances at that time*. ''So well, I handed it to him, anyhow', asserted his mother, adding that the hoard consisted of sovereigns stacked in baking-powder tins, and that she and father stayed' up all night I counting the money.

'How did you get it, mother?' he asked. 'I earned it at the washtub', she said, whereupon he rejoined that IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE for anybody to earn such a sum at the washtub. She said it was dug up tn the night time. ! 

His Honor: I want you to be very I careful, if you can think carefully and put your memory back. When your mother spoke of handing large sums of money to your father, did she say anything at all as to tho reason why she handed them to him?- — I don't remember her saying anything. His mother asked him and others to sign it back to her, went on the witness, promising that he and the children would be well provided for, and saying that as her stepchildren were not provided for, she would provide for them, too. She further said that if he would not sign It back to her, she would fight him for it, and he wouldn't get anything then. Still, he refused to sign anything. 

All she wanted back then was the house property, and the vacant land she didn't care about, saying she knew that belonged to his father. She also spoke of taking the money over to Melbourne, and giving it to her mother's people over there. At this time she did not speak too well of his father. 

Mrs. Scales: How old were you when the washing was going on? — Nine or ten. 

How long did it last? — About two years. 

'Twas after you visited your mother in Tasmania. Dad and I followed on, and we all came back together .-Was it before Elsie was born? — Yes. 

'Did Mrs. .Scales do washing before Elsie was born?' asked Mrs. Scales of her eldest son. 'She did no washing. She collected the washing and the money', eanic the answer Scales: Who did the washing? — My father. How long did Mary Nolan live In the house? — Perhaps a fortnight or a month. And Mrs. Kelly? — Never a Mrs. Kelly. And Miss McDonald? — She lived in Ashfield, and didn't work for us. I stayed at the FOOT OF THE GANGWAY while you collected the washing. Sometimes you collected from eight, ten or twenty. How could you tell if you stayed at the foot of the gangway? — I watched the clothes to prevent any going missing. 

How did the money come in then? — You collected It, but father did the work to earn it. 

'Who kept the house? Did your father give me money? — I know father gave you all his money that he earned working on the Summer Hill Post Office. 

When you came back from India In 1911, what happened then? — 'What do you mean? I painted a terrible lot of properties, working on them continually for twelve months, possibly two years. Did your father tell you whose were the houses? — He didn't say whether they were yours or his, but Just told me what work to do on them. Who paid the men? — Father always did. Where did he get the money? — Out of his pocket. (Laughter.) Who gave him the money? — I don't know. 

The witness, who served in the Imperial Army In India, and with the Imperial Army through the big war, further said that as soon as his father died, and he helped to carry the body downstairs, his mother took the key of the safe. Asked how he knew, he said that Elsie and Mary, his sisters, both told him. 

His Honor: You mustn't say what others told you. 

Mrs. Scales. At the meeting I said everything in the house was mine, and I would TAKE IT TO COURT. I said I wanted my step-grandchildren, who had been left nothing — I wanted them to have a good public school education, and three years at college, and afterwards I would give them £500. each. 'I can't recollect you saying anything about £500, but you said something like the rest', said witness. His Honor advised Mrs, Scales to ask questions rather than make speeches. 

Mrs. Scales: I wanted his grandchildren to share and share alike with my grandchildren? — Possibly that was said, but I don't remember it. Your father was not going to leave you anything but £500? — No; it was you who said you would not leave me anything. I said all the money would go to the grandchildren, so that no wife or husband could get It? — Yes; you said the grandchildren would be well provided for. I said I couldn't understand why a fresh will should be made twelve hours before he died? — Yes; you said something like that, But you said, 'if you don't sign it back to me, the lawyers will get it all'. Didn't I say I would go to the Equity Court, as I wanted the will altered. I didn't want a penny of the money. Didn't I say, 'You are my child. You are not a loafer. You are my child, and I am fighting for you and my daughters'?-— You did say you wanted to protect the girls. 

And afterwards, If my girls had no children, and all were to die, it was to go to my poor relations? — You said something like that, and that you didn't want outsiders to get it. 

Minnie Scales, the wife of the previous witness, gave brief evidence. Her mother-in-law said THE PREVIOUS WILL left everything to her, and this will should do the same. Mrs. Scales entered the witness-stand again, and stated that at the family meeting, which she said took place about the first of August, she told the assemblage that an arrangement existed under which everything was to be her husband a if she died first, -and hers if he died first. Elsie said she would do the same as the others. Witness told them, 'I don't want any money at all out of this. I only want the will altered, and to leave the children houses. No loafers to get anything'. I meant 1 didn't want any outsiders to have anything. 

To his Honor: I never said to my husband, 'Is this your property, George,' or mine?' Alfred-Daniel has been away a good deal, but I have always been on good terms with him. 

His Honor; You said that at different times you handed very large sums of money to your husband— you said three large sums. Was anything said about what was to be done with the money?— Yes. When my husband wanted money he would come and ask me. I carried it around my, waist. He built houses, and I kept him going with money. He told me it was all my own money- 

Mr. Innes: Your daughter Mary Galatea is now married in Queensland?— I don't know where she is, Elsie Annie is married, and is expecting to be laid aside immediately? — Not for two months. To Mr. Innes: I was told that everything was left away from me. I can't say who told me. I didn't know that everything was left to me during my lifetime. I am quite clear of that. Mr. Innes; Was not the meeting held after you saw Mr. Aitkin on August 3? — No; the meeting was BEFORE I SAW AITKIN. You are quite clear that several of the family had copies of the will then? — Yes. Don't you know that Mr. Aitkin never gave a copy of the will to anybody until August 3? — No.

In advising your husband whether he should go into these speculations, did you employ your abnormal powers of second sight? — Yes. How, by trance? — I don't know. He used to sit in a circle, and I used to be under a semi-influence. He would get hold of my hand, and I was not myself. He used to tell me afterwards. Did you know what was said when he asked your advice? — No. And you didn't remember afterwards when you came to? — No. Did he consult you as an ordinary woman as well? — Oh, I am always partly under semi-influence, and I'm partly under it now. You remember now what you are saying?— Yes. You told me just now that you didn't remember', said Mr. Innes. 'Well, if you give me your hand now I'll show you', said Mrs. Scales. 

SCALES.

'Oh, I haven't the fee'. 'Never mind, I'll show you for nothing'. 

His Honor smilingly said, 'We will finish the case first'. 

Mr. Innes (to Mrs. Scales): When were you in a trance last? — Not since 1920. Why? — I was always in trouble. I have had nothing but trouble and worry all the time through one matter or another, and I'm told everywhere I go that I am UNDER A DELUSION. So you have not been in a trance since? — No; but I'm willing to try. Were you not in a trance the other day when you walked out of court? — I ? ? Were you trying to bewilder Mrs. Adams in the witness-box? — No. You remember telling me you would like to 'leave the court? — I remember putting my hands on you, but I don't remember anything else. I didn't know until after I went out there. I was perfectly unconscious until I came to outside the court-room. I could feel myself going, and I tried to prevent myself from going.' 

His Honor intimated that he considered the proper course was to adjourn the matter until the Evidence Bill had been dealt with by the House. 

Mr. Innes: Plaintiff has said that her object In fighting the will was to protect her children. There are three alternatives — to lose the suit, or win it altogether; or to have the matter Inquired Into at the Master's office. But if her object' in fighting the will Is to protect her children, and put It out of the power of others to deplete the .property, I will do everything, to arrange that matter. 

If it is her real desire. It should be settled on these terms.

His Honor: Another object has been stated to-day, that she wished to make provision for her step-grandchildren.

Mr. Innes: I can't talk to the lady at all, because she has no legal adviser. Still, if her desire is to protect her family, I will discuss It in your Honor's presence. 

His Honor: Mrs. Scales, on that point let me say this: I feel most strongly that you are doing yourself VERY GREAT INJUSTICE when you are not represented by a solicitor and barrister. It is quite impossible — I am only saying this for your own good — for any person, no matter how able he may be, to satisfactorily conduct your case. You cannot do it, and you throw the burden upon the Judge. It is worth your while to employ a solicitor and barrister to give you the best advice you can get. You make a fatal mistake by trying to go on by yourself. I intended to say this in any case. You will have an opportunity of doing that before the argument takes place. It is very difficult for any Judge to deal with your argument when he hears only one side. Really, you can't argue your case. You are not capable of it. 

Mr. Innes: If she wishes to come to a certain settlement I am perfectly willing to discuss one in your Honor's presence, but I cannot ask her to my chambers. 

His Honor: I realise your Idea is to be perfectly fair, but I can't force Mrs Scales to come to any arrangement. Still, if the parties give me the opportunity, if she accepts my advice to get counsel, I will acquisce. It is a case that should be settled honorably. 

Mr. Innes: If the lady wishes it to be settled. 

Mrs. Scales: All I want is the will to be altered, and everything left to my children and myself. 

His Honor: if that is the case, It is quite capable of adjustment. you ought to at once put your case into the hands of some capable barrister and solicitor, and they will amply protect yon. There Is no difficulty about It if you get proper advice. If you cannot come together. I will have to give judgment. I don't want to do that. I will let the case stand over generally. In the meantime, you had better get legal advice.

Mrs. Mrs. Scales left the court, surrounded by a crowd of her witnesses and evident sympathisers. "PSYCHIC" MRS. SCALES. (1922, August 13). Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169181448

MARY SCALES
Her Husband's £51,000

The hearing was continued to-day in the Equity Court, before Mr. Justice Owen, of the suit of Mary Scales, clairvoyant, widow of George Scales, against David Lindsay Aitkin and Joseph Reuben Wolstenholme Battye, executors and trustees of her husband's estate, which was valued at £51,000. "I do not remember," said Elsie Annie Raith, "hearing anything about my mother digging up £12,000 from the garden and giving it to my father until after his death." This concluded the evidence, and counsel addressed the court. Mr. Monohan (Instructed by Messrs. Deun and Hazelhurst), appeared for Mrs. Scales, and Mr. R. H. Long Innes and Mr. David Wilson (Instructed by Messrs. Altken and Barron), for the defendants. MARY SCALES (1922, December 5). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 7 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224159470

SCALES' SPONDULIX

JUDGE CAN'T BELIEVE 'MYSTERIOUS' STORIES

The long-fought-out suit which Mary Scales, the widow of George Scales, who left property valued at £50,000, brought against the executors and trustees of his estate, solicitor David Lindsay Aitken and Joseph Reuben Wolstenholme Battye, accountant, came to an end at the Equity Court on Tuesday. When the case was before the Court some months back. Mr. Justice Owen adjourned it to allow of Mrs. Scales getting counsel to conduct her case. She claimed that her husband, who died a couple of years ago, invested money which she had earned as a clairvoyant and masseuse, in purchasing the real estate which he owned, and invested the money as her agent. She requested the defendants, who were holding the estate in trust, to vest the property in her, but they declined to comply with her request.

It will be remembered that Mrs. Scales told extraordinary stories at the first hearing, one being that whilst the family were living at Enfield in a humble cottage and the family were struggling for a livelihood, she took her Husband into the backyard and revealed a buried hoard of £12,000 or thereabouts, the existence of which he had been entirely ignorant. The money was all in gold, she declared, and stored away in boxes. At this time she was carrying on a very lucrative business in tile Sydney Arcade as a clairvoyant and masseuse. The case excited much interest amongst the clairvoyant fraternity and, as was only natural, Mrs. Scales, when going to and coming from the courtroom, was always surrounded by sympathisers; but the interest of the public flagged after the first hearing. On this occasion she was represented by counsel, Mr. Monahan (instructed by Messrs. Deane and Hazelhurst) appearing for her; whilst Mr. R. Lone-Innes, K.C. (instructed by Mr. P. Barron) again appeared for the defendants. 

In delivering judgment his Honor said he accepted one story told by Mrs. Scales, to the effect that once, when she was arrested for fortune-telling, she took out of a pocket in her petticoat some £400 and handed it over to her husband's keeping: but he couldn't believe the story about £12.000 being dug up in the garden, nor another story about mysterious persons coming to her and presenting her with big sums of money. He thought such stories wore due to her imagination. After carefully considering the whole of the evidence, said his Honor, he came to the conclusion that the suit must he dismissed, Mrs. Scales to pay the costs. The case having lasted many days, even weeks, the costs must be considerable. SCALES' SPONDULIX (1922, December 17). Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169189963

APPEAL DISMISSED.
LATE MR. GEORGE SCALES'S ESTATE.

SYDNEY, Friday.—Reserved judgment was delivered by the Full Court in the appeal of Mary Scales, a clairvoyant, against the decision of Mr. Justice Owen in the Equity Court in dismissing her suit, against the executors of the estate of her husband, the late George Scales. Her husband's estate is worth £50,000. The Full Court held that Mr. Justice Owen's decision was correct and dismissed her appeal with costs.  APPEAL DISMISSED. (1923, July 7). Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93499339


Church Point Brown's Block - Browns Rd, Bay View Rd, 1920. Item c053460032, courtesy State Library of NSW

George Scales Browns Block, Warringah Shire Council records provide:

P. S Nott, . 26/11/19, submitting plan of proposed Scales' subdivision of G. Scales land, Portion 26, church Point  Subdivision. Dealt with In Works Committee. .

P. S. Nott, 12/1/20, further re Scales Subdivision,  Church Point.' Dealt' with in Works Committee.

P. S. Nott, 21/1/20, further re Scales subdivision, / Scales Church Point, and forwarding cheque for 90 pounds. Received. George Scales - same matter

P. S... Nott, 5/5/20, submitting amended plan of Scales Subdivision at Church Point, and requesting Council's approval thereto : Referred to the Engineer. 

November 27th, 1922: Browns Resolved, a (Crs. quirk, Hewitt) That, in regard, to the 90 lodged in connection with Browns Block subdivision at  Church Point, to be expended where to Council thinks it should- be left with the Engineer to decide as to where the money should be spent

December 11th, 1922:  'Browns 16, Resolved, - (Cr; Hewitt, Corkery) That the 90.as agreed having been lodged in respect of the road extension in Scale's Browns Block Estate, Church Point, the Seal of the Council, the plan or such subdivision, be now affixed

HA-HA HERO

JACK TO THE RESCUE

Mr. Albert Littlejohn's observation: —My respect' for the laughing jackass was, if possible, increased last Saturday after witnessing an Interesting rescue by one of that family while at McCarr's Creek, Pittwater. Hearing a bird calling, apparently in distress, I turned and saw a crow flying down from a tree holding a Dollar bird in his claws. The crow, which alighted in an angle formed by a rock, was doing his best to destroy the bird, when a jackass flew down, and by frightening him caused the crow to release his victim. All three then went their own ways, and the Dollar bird, although somewhat weak, managed to escape to a place of safety.  HA-HA HERO (1926, February 9). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 5 (FINAL EXTRA). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224067353 


Littlejohns wharf at McCarrs creek Pittwater 1933 by Julian Howard Ashton

The Littlejohn family had a long association with Pittwater - one of the girls, Agnes, writing stories already published here, that feature places from Manly to Palm Beach and all 'ports' in between. Albert :Littlejohn married Emma Linda Palmer Littlejohn (1883-1949), feminist, journalist and radio commentator, fifth child of Richard Teece, actuary and later general manager of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, and his wife Helena, née Palmer, in 1907. They had two sons and two daughters. Mrs. Littlejohn was one of the hostesses for the visiting Women's Cricket Team when they were taken to Palm Beach and Whale Beach in 1934. The couple divorced in 1939. 

The Littlejohn family had been a part of Pittwater long prior to this though:

WARRINGAH ELECTORATE.

Mr. Dugald Thomson, a candidate for the representation of this electorate, addressed a meeting of electors at Bayview on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Thomson was accompanied from Manly by Messrs. Alexander Dean, G. S. Littlejohn, Heatherington, Doyle, and J. Duncan. Mr. Thomas Austin occupied the chair, and there was a representative attendance. Mr. Thomson gave his views on the fiscal policy, local government, federation, finance, local option, womanhood suffrage, and other political questions. Mr. Thomson was well received, and on the conclusion of his address a vote of confidence in the candidate was moved by Mr. W. G. Geddes, seconded by Mr. Frederick Chave. Mr. E. S. Littlejohn and Mr. John Duncan spoke in support of the vote of confidence, which was carried unanimously. WARRINGAH ELECTORATE. (1894, May 1). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), , p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28259638

Mr. Thomas Littlejohn (1825–1906)

The death took place on Saturday night, at his residence, "Haughley," Elizabeth Bay, of Mr. Thomas Littlejohn, at the advanced age of 82 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Littlejohn was chairman of the A.M.P. Society, and in the movement for the expansion of the operations of the society he took such a keen interest that the anxiety and strenuous effort hastened the failure of his heart, which had been weak for some time. After a severe attack on Saturday, he rallied, and his family began to hope that he would recover, but early in the evening, his prostration became more severe, and he passed away, without pain, in the midst of the members of his family. His mental faculties were unimpaired to the last moment.

Mr. Littlejohn was a native of Forfar, Scotland, where he was born on June 9, 1825. Early in life he served in a branch bank in his natal place, and afterwards journeyed to London, where he remained actively employed until 1864. Then he came to Sydney to enter, as junior partner, the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Company. In addition to a number of other positions filled by Mr. Littlejohn, he was member of the council of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, and was chairman of that body in 1892-93. He became attached to the board of the A.M.P. Society in 1887, and since that date was a director almost without a break. After the death of Sir Joseph Abbott he was appointed chairman of the board.

The deceased gentleman married in England, his wife being Annie Austen Orsmond, a daughter of the late J. M. Orsmond, M.D., D.D. He leaves a widow, five sons, and three daughters, as follow: Mr. George Littlejohn, senior partner in the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Company, and ex-president of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce; Mr. R. S. Littlejohn, of the Public Works Department; Dr. E. S. Littlejohn, of Croydon; Mr. Arthur Littlejohn, of Messrs. Vindin and Littlejohn, solicitors; Mr. Albert Littlejohn, junior partner in the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Company; Miss A. Littlejohn, Miss Christabel Littlejohn, and Mrs. H. B. Hetherington.

Mr. Littlejohn was for many years a resident of Manly. At the local Presbyterian Church, on Sunday night, the Rev. J. Anderson Gardiner paid a sympathetic tribute to the memory of the deceased. He was for 12 years an elder of the church. At the conclusion of the service, Miss Alice Bryant played "The Dead March." OBITUARY. (1906, January 24 - Wednesday). Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71526592 

THE LATE MR. THOMAS LITTLEJOHN

A REPRESENTATIVE FUNERAL.

The respect in which the late Mr. Thomas Littlejohn, president of the A.M.P. Society, had been held through life was abundantly shown by the large and representative gathering of commercial and professional men at his funeral al Waverley Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral left deceased's late residence, "Haughley," Elizabeth Bay, shortly after 2 o'clock. The cortege was an exceptionally long one. The chief mourners were the late Mr. Littlejohn's four sons — Messrs. George S., R. S., A. N., and Dr. E. S. Littlejohn— and Dr. Hetherington (son-in-law). One of deceased's sons is at present on a tour through the East. 

The Australian Mutual Provident Society was largely represented.  The directors present were Messrs. A. W. Meekes, R. J. Black, F. E. Winchcombe, and Colonel Burns. The officials of the institution were represented by Messrs, R. Teece (general manager and actuary), R. B. Cameron (secretary), D. Carment (assistant actuary), James Steel (accountant), H. W. Apperley (manager, Industrial Branch), and A. Duckworth (chief clerk). Among others present were: — Sir William M'Millan, Messrs. P. M'Arthur (president, Chamber of Commerce), H. C. Mitchell (secretary, Chamber of Commerce), M. Gotthelf, A. G. Purves, G. I. Kilgour, Joseph Love, Charles Graham, Pax-ton, W. H. Shortland, Roland Love, P. C. Close, L. J. Bowyer, W. B. Clarke (Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co.), M'Cartney Abbott, A. W. Suitor, A. Nathan, E. Trelawney (P. and O. Co.), William Wood, Rollo A. Cape, J. St. Vincent Welch (Commercial Union Assurance Co.), John Sandes, H. Charles Mitchell, W. F. Mitchell (Department of Public Works), Augustus F. Robinson, C. Churchill Tucker, James Henderson (general manager, City Bank), Hugh Dixson, C. H. Hayes (secretary, Exchange), C. A. Halliday, Alex. Campbell, E. H. Rogers, Francis Lock, Exton, H. W. Carey, F. T. Humphery, Walter Gollin, J. Barre Johnston, W. Crawford, J. Russell French (general manager, Bank of New South Wales), W. C. Goddard (Norwich Union), H. C. Evans (National Mutual Life Association of Australasia), Dugald Thomson, M.H.R., J. Roberts, L. A. Johnston, George Wall (ex-president, Chamber of Commerce), John Paul, J. C. Remington (Mutual Life Association of Australasia), A. W. Gillies, J. F. Hutton, A. H. Moore (president, Employers' Federation), C. Nettheim, W. M. Vindin (Vindin and Little-john), T. F. Waller (Harbor Trust Commissioner), Forbes Angus, Bruce Smith, M.H.R., J. Dalgarno (ex-Deputy Postmaster-General), James Inglis, J. M'Pherson, A. R. Pedley, James Moir, J. B. Christian, P. C. Trebeck, J. G. S. Corns (Railway Department), Dr. Wood-ward, Dr. Cox, Dr. J. R. M. Robertson, and Captain S. G. Green (E. and A.S.N. Co.). 

The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. J. T. Thorburn, of the Palmer-street Presbyterian Church. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Mrs. P. Kirby and Son. On Sunday next a memorial service will be held at the Palmer-street Presbyterian Church, where deceased had been a regular worshipper for some time, and in which he had shown much practical interest. On Sunday night, at the Manly Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Anderson Gardiner referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Littlejohn, a late member and elder of the church. Mr. Gardiner spoke of the good services Mr. Littlejohn had rendered the church, and also of the high esteem in which he had been held as an old resident of the village. At the close of the service the congregation stood while the organist, Miss Alice Bryant, played the Dead March in "Saul." THE LATE MR. THOMAS LITTLEJOHN. THE LATE MR. THOMAS LITTLEJOHN. (1906, January 23). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239436750 

Late Mr. T. Littlejohn’s Will

ESTATE VALUED AT £40,130.

Probate has been granted in respect of the will of the late Mr. Thomas Littlejohn, of the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Company, merchants, of Sydney, who died on January 20 last.

By his will, dated June 29, 1905, the deceased appointed his widow (Annie Austen Littlejohn) and his son (George Stanley Littlejohn) trustees and executors of his estate. He bequeathed to his widow all household furniture, plate, linen, musical instruments, jewellery, and effects, and to his trustees the estates vested in him as trustee or mortgagee, to be held by them subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same. 

The residue of his real and personal estate he devised to his trustees upon trust— as to the land and premises known as 'Hawthorn,' at Manly, to permit his widow to have the use and enjoyment of the same for life; and as to his policies in certain life assurance societies, the payment of all moneys and bonuses in respect of the same to be held by his sons George Stanley and Arthur Nelson Littlejohn, in trust for the benefit of his daughters Agnes and Christabel Rose. He directed that the money, stock, etc., used in connection with the firm of Scott, Henderson, and Company, carried on by him in the co-partnership with his sons George Stanley and Albert Littlejohn, should be valued by two competent persons after his decease, the amount of such valuation to be placed to the debit of his sons, George Stanley and Albert, in the books of the firm, in the event of their carrying on the business. Subject to the payment by the said sons of the interest and moneys on such debit balance, testator devised the business absolutely to them. He directed that his sons George Stanley and Albert, or the one of them carrying on the business, should pay as a first charge against the business £300 a year to his widow for life; subject to such payment, to pay to the whole of his children in equal shares interest at the rate of 5 per cent, on the said debit balance. In the event of neither of his sons deciding to carry on the business, he directed that it should, as conveniently as possible, be sold, and the proceeds arising therefrom, after deducting a sum sufficient at the rate of 3 per cent, to produce £300 a year for his widow, be divided equally among his children. He directed that his sons, George Stanley and Albert, in the event of their carrying on the business, should at the expiration of eight years after his decease, or earlier if they so desired, pay to. all his children in equal shares the amount of the debit balance above mentioned. 

After the death of his widow, he directed that the property at Manly and the part of the debit balance or portion of the proceeds of the sale of business, should be converted into money, and paid to his children in equal shares. He directed that the amount received in respect of his life assurance policies should be held by his sons George Stanley and Arthur Nelson upon trust, and that they should pay the resulting income from the investment of the same to his daughters- Agnes and Christabel Rose in equal shares, until their death or marriage, after which the moiety of the money so invested for his daughters, should be held upon trust for all his children, in equal shares, 'My intention,' testator stating, 'being that each of my daughters shall have the enjoyment of the income arising from the moiety and policy moneys only during her life and spinsterhood, and afterwards all children to share equally in the principal money producing such income.' As to the residue of the estate, deceased directed that it should as early as practicable be converted into money, and the proceeds divided equally among all his children. The net value of the estate for probate purposes was estimated at £40,180 14s 11d. Late Mr. T. Littlejohn's Will (1906, May 1). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114321191 

Beauty, Peace, and Solitude  — 


This lovely spot may be reached by the motorist in about three-quarters of an hour from Sydney. It is part of Pittwater, just beyond Church Point, and is known to sailing men as McCarr's Creek. Many motorists who go to Church Point are unaware of the fact that the road— somewhat narrow, but with passing places here and there — running up the beautiful scene here pictured may safely be taken. Beauty, Peace, and Solitude (1929, January 16). Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166258595 

Sydney, 15th January, 1954.

OBJECTIONS TO SPECIAL PURCHASES.

IT is hereby notified that applications have been lodged for the purchase of the areas particularised below. Any objections should be accompanied by a deposit of £10 and lodged with the Metropolitan District Surveyor, Sydney, on or before 8th February, 1954."

A. R. JONES, Under Secretary for Lands,

Land District—Metropolitan; Shire—Warringah.

Special Purchase 50-57, parish Narrabeen, county Cumberland, of an area of about 4 perches below high-water mark at Taylor's Point, Pittwater, fronting lot 44, deposited plan 13,760; applicant, Sydney Garvin Littlejohn, 12 Wallaroy-road, Double Bay. Tenure 53-8,257.

Special Purchase 52-43, parish Narrabeen, county Cumberland, of an area of about 21/2 perches below high-water mark of McCarr's Creek, Pittwater, fronting lot 22, deposited plan 11,691 applicant, Kathleen Helen Andronicus, 197 George-street, Sydney. Tenure 53-7,508. - Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), Friday 29 January 1954 (No.11), page 294 

Andronicus Brothers Coffee & Tea Shop
197 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 1910s

Andronicus Brothers was one of Australia’s earliest commercial coffee roasting businesses. Residents of Pittwater may recall the Andronicus Cafe in the paving stone passageway at Bungan street Mona Vale leading up to the current Woolworths supermarket which was still there into the 1980's. Serving superb coffee and meals, this light airy eatery was very popular and well-known for excellence in everything produced.

Nicholas Andronicus (Andronikos) arrived in Australia in 1897 – the first of six Kytherian brothers who journeyed to Australia. He was initially followed by Mick (Minas), Charles (Kosmas) and Emmanuel (Emmanouil).

In 1907 Emmanuel and Charles opened a small shop at 127 York Street, Sydney, under the business name Andronicus Brothers, Indent Agents & Importers. They supplied Greek café proprietors with products and items they required, Greek "kafenia" (Greek men’s coffee shops) with roasted coffee, and the general public, primarily with tea and hand-dipped chocolates. Three years later Charles, Mick and Emmanuel, joined by another brother, John (Ioannis), moved the business to 197 George Street, near Circular Quay. At this time they were roasting 90kg of coffee everyday. Their trademark became “AB – Always Best”.

In 1936/7 John bought his brothers out and a decade later he sold the chocolate component of the business to concentrate on coffee, but later diversified with the inclusion of continental food items such as olives, assorted traditional cheeses, halva and sesame seeds. His brother Charles then established a chocolate shop and associated factory to continue the sale of Andronicus hand-dipped chocolates.

In the early 1960s John’s sons, Charles and George, established their own wholesale company, Andronicus Coffee Pty Ltd., opening their first factory in Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower North Shore. Soon, Andronicus Coffee was being stocked by Woolworths and Franklins stores around the country. John, together with his wife, Kathleen (née Gordon), continued at the George Street shop until 1973. After the business’ closure, the building was demolished as part of a major redevelopment. In 1984, Charles sold out of Andronicus Coffee Pty Ltd to his brother, George. Two years later, George accepted a takeover bid from Nestlé.


Photo from J.D. Comino, et al., “Zoi en Afstralia” (Life in Australia), Melbourne, 1916, p. 131, from the “In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians” National Project Archives, Macquarie University, Sydney

MANY MORE CAFE & MILK BAR STORIES CAN BE FOUND IN "Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia" (Halstead Press, 2016): http://www.cafesandmilkbars.com.au/

Arthur Morris Simpson

Born on the 7th of July 1878, at Wellington NSW, the son of William Butler Simpson, Surveyor, and Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus. His grandfather was an Accountant, George Morant Simpson who passed away at Balmain in 1862. A M Simpson took over the Post Office and Store run by James Booth on the present site of the Pasadena in February 1909.

Father: William Butler Simpson b. 12 May 1836, d. 2 Jul 1912. Mother: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus b. c 1845, d. 20 Mar 1925. Photo at right of William and Josephine Simpson, courtesy Simpson family.

Marriage: Arthur Morris Simpson married Ruby Beveridge in 1909.

HYERONIMUS. -The Funeral of the deceased Mrs. ANNE HYERONIMUS will move from her residence, Foston, Yarranabbe-road, Darling Point, THIS SATURDAY, at 2.45 p.m , for the Waverley Cemetery. Mrs. P. KIRBY and SON, Undertakers, 7 Elizabeth-street, and 113 Miller-street, North Sydney Tel., 875. Family Notices (1899, December 30). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14226593

One of the prettiest weddings seen at St. Marks', Darling Point, was that of Mr. Arthur Morris Simpson, second youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Simpson, of "Foston," Darling Point, who was married on Tuesday evening to Miss Ruby Beveridge, daughter of the late Mr. John Beveridge, of Waverley. The guests all wore evening dress, with picture or Romney hats, and the church was beautifully decorated with white blossoms. Mr. Horace Simpson was best man, and the two sisters of the bride, Misses Edith and Amy Beveridge, were bridesmaids. The bride wore white chiffon cloth, with Irish point lace yoke and ball trimming, and white felt hat lined with white satin charmeuse, and long white plumes on the: brim. Her bouquet and a gold necklet and coral pendant were the bridegroom's gifts. Miss, Edith Beveridge wore a , frock very similar to the bride's, being of white chiffon, cloth, with white feathered liar. Miss Amy Beveridge was in pale blue silk, made in Empire style, with Brussels lace and applique,, and blue satin straw hat with black wings and velvet. The bridegroom's mother / wore an elegant gown of black Chantilly lace over black-satin charmeuse, and small brown bonnet with pale pink roses and brown velvet. Lady Suttor, black satin charmeuse and rose point lace. Miss Suttor, pale pink silk and Brussels lace,-pink chip hat, with pink roses and tulle. Mrs. Worrall (the pretty and dainty wife of the clever doctor) wore a frock of pale - pink Empire chine, made in Empire style, over pale pink satin charmeuse, with Honiton lace on the corsage, and black picture' hat with large black! feathers. Mrs. Walter Simpson (sister-in-law of the bridegroom), white chiffon over-white satin charmeuse, with insertion of blonde lace, white, crinoline hat swathed with white tulle and cluster of pale pink roses. The Rev. Willoughby Flower, rector of St. Marks', was the officiating clergyman, and after the ceremony a reception was held at "Foston," and largely attended. The ballroom and reception rooms were artistically decorated, and after the wedding breakfast there was a dance. The guests included Dr. Cedric Bowker, Mrs. William Suttor, Mrs. Willoughby Flower, Mrs. Willis and the Misses Willis, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Meeks, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Anderson, Mrs. Goddard and the Misses Goddard, Mrs. Kemmis and the Misses Keminis, Miss O'Shannesy, Miss Tuflock, Mr. and Mrs Leibus, Mr. and Mrs. John Lea, Mr. and Mrs Da Costa, Mrs. and Miss Palmer, Mrs. llcusrV,,,! Miss Marjorie Rouse, Mrs. Mackenzie and the Misses Mackenzie, The bridegroom's family is a very old one, and well known at Darling Point, where they have lived many years. The bride is young and pretty, and is an orphan. The brothers of the bridegroom, the Messrs Claude, Walter and Norman Simpson, was also present. The young couple are spending their honeymoon at the Hawkesbury, the bride's going away frock being a tailor-made coat and skirt of navy chiffon cloth with navy blue chip hat, with emerald green wings and swathings of tulle. -Yours, as ever, SYLVIA. SYDNEY LETTER (1909, May 27). Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939), p. 30. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147570289

An application to Warringah Shire Council to build accommodation closer to the Church Point Wharf appears in 1906 when James Booth, at the fairly new formed shire, records in its 13th meeting of the 22nd of February a request to 'erect a motor car shed in an excavation at Church Point'. In 1908 Mr. Booth requests permission to use this shed as a dining room, which is refused as it may impact on neighbours.

Mr Booth is in charge of a store at Church Point which he then leases to Arthur Norris Simpson, who has a wonderful orchard on the hill opposite. The National Archives of Australia's online files of Church Point Post Office provide an insight into 1908 and 1909 at Church Point:



Simpson's Store at Church Point circa 1909


Church Point Wharf and Simpsons Store, circa 1909

GROCERY SHOP LOOTED. THIEVES AT PITTWATER. The shop of Mr. Arthur Norris Simpson, Church Point, Pittwater, was broken Into some time on Saturday night or Sunday morning, and several pounds worth of tinned fish and other groceries taken. A fishing dingy from the Jetty near by was also appropriated, but this has since been recovered. A curious trace of the fugitives was discovered on Sunday morning when the local church was opened, a few empty herring tins being found in the porch. GROCERY SHOP LOOTED. (1912, February 13). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15309874


''Simpsons'' at Church Point, circa 31/12/1908, from State Records & Archives NSW pictures, Item No.: 18526_a024_000026.


Towards Newport and Bayview from ''Simpsons''  - Church Point, circa 31/12/1908, from State Records & Archives NSW pictures, Item No.: FL13043


William Butler Simpson
M, #107, b. 12 May 1836, d. 2 July 1912
Father: George Morant Simpson b. 25 Jun 1806, d. 10 Apr 1862
Mother: Ruth Francis b. 7 Jul 1806, d. 2 Dec 1865
Birth*: William Butler Simpson was born on 12 May 1836 at Sydney.
He was the son of George Morant Simpson and Ruth Francis.
Baptism: William Butler Simpson was baptized on 25 September 1836 at St Phillip's, Sydney, NSW, AUS.
Marriage: He married Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus, daughter of Nicholas Hyeronimus and Ann Shaughnessy, on 4 July 1863 at Wellington, NSW, AUS.
Death: William Butler Simpson died on 2 July 1912 at Rose Bay, NSW, AUS, at age 76.
(Informant) Death: William Butler Simpson was the informant for the death of Ann Shaughnessy on 29 December 1899 at "Foston", Darling Point, Woollahra, NSW, AUS; diarrhoea & paraplegia.
(Witness) Marriage: William Butler Simpson witnessed the marriage of Walter Hay Simpson and Maleta Caroline Lavinia Lyne on 23 May 1906 at Recordia, Narrabri, NSW, AUS. 
Family: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus b. c 1845, d. 20 Mar 1925
Marriage: William Butler Simpson married Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus, daughter of Nicholas Hyeronimus and Ann Shaughnessy, on July 4th 1863 at Wellington, NSW, AUS.

Children of W B and R F Simpson:
George Nicolas Simpson b. 30 Jun 1864, d. 4 Mar 1912
Edward Francis Simpson b. 21 Jan 1866, d. a 21 Jan 1866
William Butler Simpson b. 9 Mar 1867, d. bt 1912 - 1925
Fannie Josephine Simpson+ b. 5 Feb 1868
Frederick Fowler Simpson b. 22 Nov 1870
Horace Leopold Simpson b. 18 Oct 1872, d. 1935
Claude Francis Simpson+ b. 31 Oct 1874
Walter Hay Simpson+ b. 20 Jul 1876, d. 5 Aug 1959
Arthur Morris Simpson b. 7 Jul 1878
Norman Morant Simpson+ b. 10 Nov 1880, d. 4 Sep 1949
Leslie Grosvenor Simpson b. 26 Jul 1883, d. 1884
Clive Hyeronimus Simpson b. 12 Jul 1885, d. 12 Oct 1902

Citations
[S314] Transcript of New South Wales Death certificate for Anne Hyeronimus, 29/12/1899.
Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus
F, #108, b. circa 1845, d. 20 March 1925
Father: Nicholas Hyeronimus b. 1 Jan 1808, d. 27 Jun 1860
Mother: Ann Shaughnessy b. 8 Apr 1824, d. 29 Dec 1899. Birth: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus was born circa 1845 at Wellington, NSW. She was the daughter of Nicholas Hyeronimus and Ann Shaughnessy.

Marriage*: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus married William Butler Simpson, son of George Morant Simpson and Ruth Francis, on 4 July 1863 at Wellington, NSW, AUS.
Death*: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus died on 20 March 1925 at Liverpool Street, Rose Bay, NSW, AUS; Cause of death: Arterial Degeneration for years, Cerebral Haemorrhag for 9 weeks.
Burial*: She was buried on 23 March 1925 at Church of England Cemetery, Waverley, NSW, AUS.4
Married Name: As of 4 July 1863,her married name was Simpson. (Witness) Marriage: Josephine Letitia Hyeronimus witnessed the marriage of Walter Hay Simpson and Maleta Caroline Lavinia Lyne on 23 May 1906 at Recordia, Narrabri.

Citations
Transcript of New South Wales Death certificate for Nicholas Hyeronimus, 27/6/1860.
Transcript of New South Wales Death certificate for Anne Hyeronimus, 29/12/1899.
Website NSW BDM (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/) "1845/V18452705 162B."
Josphine Letitia Simpson, Death certificate of Josphine Letitia Simpson.

The Late Mr. W. B. Simpson

It is with profound sorrow we record the demise of Mr. William Butler Simpson, who for many years held the position of Clerk of Petty Sessions and Land Agent in our town, and who subsequently held an important office in the customs while under State control. The lamented gentleman during the past six months had been a complete invalid, in fact practically bedridden, the weight of years and growing infirmities being mainly responsible for his sufferings.

The end came on the 2nd instant at his residence, " Foston," Liverpool Street, Rose Bay, Sydney, when he had attained the ripe age of 76 years. 

The late Mr. Simpson, who was a native of the State, in early life was a licensed surveyor, and in the exercise of his profession was attached to Wellington and other western districts. In the early eighties he was appointed C.P.S. and Land Agent at Cowra, and while associated with the town he identified himself with the P.A. and H. Association, the Hospital and the Harden-Blayney Railway League, institutions that were then in their infancy. He was the designer of the plan of our cottage hospital, and subsequently acted as the architect, while Mr. J. V. Bartlett, Road Superintendent, officiated as clerk of works. The Railway League was much indebted to Mr. Simpson for valuable information in respect to alienated lands, but principally for an extensive map showing the extent of settlement living in the proposed route, and which subsequently proved an important factor in the conversion of Parliamentarians, who were formerly opposed to the construction of the loop line, to its importance from a national stand-point, practicability and possibilities " The Rocks,".

Mr. Ormiston's present residence, was originally erected and owned by Mr. Simpson. When quite a young man Mr. Simpson wedded Miss Hyeronimus, of Wellington, whose father at that time represented that portion of the country in Parliament, and by who he had issue five sons and one daughter. His eldest son, Mr. Geo. Nicolas Simpson, who formerly held a position in the Roads Department about the northern rivers, and was latterly a civil engineer in the employ of the Government of West Australia, was lost at sea in the illfated S.S. Koombana about March last at the age of 46, leaving a wife and six children. The sympathy of a large circle of friends goes out to Mrs. Simpson and the members of her family in their double loss this year. Through the passing away of Mr. W. B. Simpson the writer loses a much valued and dear old friend. Mr. H. H. S. Francis is nephew of the lamented gentleman. The Late Mr. W. B. Simpson (1912, July 6). Cowra Free Press (NSW : 1911 - 1921), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99632009

SIMPSON. - March, 1912, George Nicolas Simpson, aged 46, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Simpson, "Foston," Liverpool-street, Rose Bay, lost at sea in S. S. Koombana.

SIMPSON. - July 2, 1912, at his residence, "Foston," Liverpool-street, Rose Bay, William Butler Simpson, surveyor, aged 76. Family Notices (1912, July 3). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15352898

SIMPSON. - The Funeral of Mr. WILLIAM BUTLER SIMPSON will leave his late residence, Foston, Liverpool-street, Rose Bay, THIS (Wednesday) AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock for Waverley, arriving at Cemetery at 3.45.

Mrs. P. KIRBY and SON, LTD. 7 Elizabeth-st, city, Tel., 875 Central. Family Notices (1912, July 3). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 15. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15352722

SIMPSON. - March 20, 1925, at her residence, Foston, 1 Liverpool-street, Rose Bay, Josephine Lititie Simpson, widow of the late W. B. Simpson, aged 79 years. Privately interred at Waverley Cemetery, March 23, 1925. Family Notices (1925, March 24). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16203151

EQUITY.

(Before the Chief Judge, Mr. Justice Simpson.) A SUIT DISMISSED.

In the suit brought by Charles Philip Harrington, Arthur Morris Simpson, Michael Bourke, George Bolton, John Whitney, James Gallagher, William Lambert, Henry Raymond, E. J. Miles, Catherine Miles, Andrew W. Watts, and George William Woollett, against the Manly District and Balgowlah Coaching Company, Limited. Mr. Neville Montagu appeared for the defendants, and moved for a dismissal of the suit, on the ground of want of prosecution. There was no appearance for the plaintiff. The suit was one in which the plaintiffs sought to have their names struck off the list of share holders of the company chiefly on the ground of alleged misrepresentation, the alleged misrepresentation being that the company had the sole rights to run coaches between Manly and Narrabeen. The defendants denied the alleged misrepresentation. His Honor dismissed the suit as asked, with costs.  EQUITY. (1914, February 24). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239026756

Called 'Simpson's Garden Estate' by Charles Adolphus de Kantzow, who later subdivided the land to sell, the name was a tribute to the gardens established by Mr. Simpson. Improvements of the road were requested and met - Warringah shire Council records state:

P. S. Nott & Son., 11/5/1921, on behalf of C.A. DeCantzow requesting improvements to the existing 33 ft. road  adjoining his subdivision at Church Point (Simpson's Garden estate) and offering to contribute to the improvement (Contribut- Resolved, -- That 6 be voted for the work, provided a contribution of 3 be made. 

CHURCH POINT. 'CHURCH POINT.CHURCH POINT. CHURCH POINT.PITTWATER.PITTWATER.PITTWATER, PITTWATER.
SIMPSON'S GARDEN ESTATE. SIMPSON'S GARDEN ESTATE. SIMPSON'S GARDEN ESTATE.SIMPSON'S GARDEN ESTATE
ADOnOtT SALE, on the GROUND, at 2.30 p.m.
ANNIVERSARY DAY'ANNIVERSARY DAY.
WEDNESDAY, 20th JANUARY
WEDNESDAY, 20th JANUARY. .
4« SPLENDID BUILDING SITES,
all of which command GLORIOUS VIEWSGLORIOUS VIEWS
of the World FAMOUS PITTWATER. PITTWATER. On Lots 7 and 22 there is a substantial Cottage, "MELROSE." comprising NINE ROOMS and offices, with wide verandahs.
Be sure you attend the Sale of  'SIMPSON'S GARDEN ESTATE.,
Call for Lithograph and Booklet. Light Refreshments ' provided on day of Sale
Pitt-street: Auctioneers In Conjunction
_ i476.)
»J1HX LAND COLUMNS of the ''SYDNEY MAIL"  
Advertising. (1921, January 5). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 14. Retrieved, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28089810


Simpson's Garden Estate Church Point Pittwater - Baroona Rd Bay View Rd Eastview Road 1921. Item c035690005, courtesy State Library of NSW

From Shelagh and George Champion OAMs (7.1.2013) provide:

Bellemere-Melrose is one property, while The Green Frog is an entirely separate property. This became very clear to me when I researched the Church Point land in the Land Titles Office. The Melrose property was transferred by Benjamin James to Philip Charley on 22 December 1890; then by Charley to Arthur Morris Simpson on 30 August 1911; and then by Simpson to Mrs Ada Ellen Pritchard on 22 December 1915. It remained in the Pritchard family as a private residence. 

The Green Frog property (lots 7, 8, 21 and 22 with a house on lot 7, on the above map) was transferred by Simpson to de Kantzow and then to Herbert L. Alford and his wife on 4 February 1923, and remained the property of the Alfords.

In February 1923 the property was purchased by Herbert Lionel Somerset Alford ( 5th of November, 1876 – 28th of May 1947) and his wife Ida Mary, nee Griffiths (?- 1970) whom he married in 1908 (registered at Mosman). Mr Alford was the eldest son of Charles George Alford who became a chief in the Bank of New South Wales;

VETERAN BANKER, DEATH OF MR. G. C. ALFORD. The death of Mr. C. G. Alford, formerly acting manager of the Bank of New South Wales, which took place yesterday, removes one of the most prominent of Australian bankers, says “S.M. Herald " of Wednesday. Mr Alford had been associated with the pioneer bank for 59 years, and his long and varied experience in the banking world has not often been rivalled. Rising steadily from the rank of a juniour officer, he attained what he described at a function held on the occasion his retirement, his ambitions-" one thousand pounds a year and 50 years service with the bank." Having reached these goals I set out to achieve, and eventually gained, the honour of recording the longest continued active service in the bank. He entered the service of the institution as a youth a few months before the late Sir John Russell French, who, for many years, was the general manager.
A native of Drayton, Queensland, Mr Alford was 77 years of age, end after receiving his education, entered the service of the bank in Toowoomba, Queensland. The manager, of the branch at that time was the late Mr. Robert E White. In the year 1873 he was locum tenens in Toowoomba for Mr. J. J. Walker during a period of about 12 months. During the following year Mr Alford was appointed manager of the bank at Mt. Perry, a copper-mining district near Bundaberg. Later he was assistant manager in Townsville, and also in Warwick. In succession to Mr J. T. Walker, who was appointed general manager of the Royal Bank, Mr Alford took up the duties of manager at the bank in Toowoomba in 1878. He remained in that position until 1885, when he was made assistant inspector and took up his quarters in Brisbane. He came to Sydney in 1891 as inspector, and was afterwards appointed chief inspector. At the time, when the late Sir John Russell French was stricken by illness Mr. Alford acted in the capacity of general manager for about five months.
Mr. Alford lodged a request for voluntary retirement, and the date was fixed tor June 30th, 1921. At the request of the board he remained in the service until permanent arrangements were made.
In private life Mr. Alford had many hobbies. He had a magnificent collection of minerals of which he was very proud, and also a collection of 700 pieces of Australian wood, polished by himself and members of his family. Photography had also a strong attraction for him.
At the function, which took place when he retired, Mr. Alford referred to some interesting incidents in his career, and the striking changes that bad taken place in Australian banking during his period of service. As, mentioned that the bank's assets had increased from £6,000,000 to approximately £75,000,000. while the staff, which numbered about 200 in 1862, had increased nearly tenfold.
During his long service he had experienced several crises, notably the one of 1868, and 1903. During the former, when the panic was at its height, he had seen the £1 notes of the Bank of Queensland-the old Bank of Queensland-sold at a shilling each. Possibly holders parting with so freely imagined the purchasers to be a new class of curio bunters, but they proved to be overdrawn customers of the bank, by whom, of course, the notes were subsequently tendered at face value in liquidation of their debts. In 1893 utility of the banks were closing their doors to which were affixed notices bearing the announcement "Closed for re- construction," but his bank weathered the storm without having to submit to any such humiliation. The times were, indeed, strenuous, but there were stout hearts, for the steep brae. For a period of at least four months following that crash he-and it was the same with many other senior officers, never once left the office much before midnight.
Mr. Alford is survived by three sons. Messrs. H. L. Alford, of Church Point ; L. S Alford, of Gosford and A. C. Alford, of Artarmon ; and one daughter. Miss Ethel Marion Alford. His wife pre-deceased him in 1923. A son, Lieutenant G. B. Alford, died in Loudon in 1916, at the age of 31 years, from wounds received at Pozieres. 
VETERAN BANKER. (1926, February 10). Morning Bulletin(Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from 
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article55255469

Herbert was a man of culture as well. Our research found he helped begin a Philharmonic Society in Goulburn in 1906 and held a position as stipendiary steward with the Australian Jockey Club at Newcastle in 1914. The excellent histories compiled by Peter Altona and Sue Gould, and available on the Church Point Reserve Association website, http://churchpoint.org.au/, point to this gentleman owning four lots of the ‘Simpson’s Garden Estate’ from de Kantzow.  Their land comprised Lots 7, 8, 21 and 22. A dwelling on Lot 7 becomes the premises at which the Alfords run their tearooms and boarding house called ‘The Green Frog’.

On 11 November 1929 Herbert Lionel Alford transfers Lot 15 & 15A to Frederick Wymark of Sydney, bookseller. Wymark has a mortgage to Alford which is discharged on 27 December 1933. 1934 On 2 January 1934 Frederick Wymark transfers Lots 15 & 15A to Herbert Lionel Alford (who had owned the lots previously).

The Alfords had one daughter, Jean Agnes, who was active in Mona Vale Golf Club, attending one of their annual Balls at Romanos in town in 1932 as well as organising competitions and fundraising activities;

OPEN EVENT AT MONA VALE. MONA VALE associates are holding their first open competition- Canadian foursome stroke-on October 25 Entries close on October l8 with Miss Alford The Green Frog Church Point ( phone Mona Vale 21) The associations Intend holding open competitions during the summer months and in view of the closeness of the surf these competitions should prove attractive A round of golf and a dip In the surf should be almost Irresistible. OPEN EVENT AT MONA VALE. (1933, September 30). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 18. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17011354

MONA VALE GOLF CLUB To raise funds to furnish their- room at 'the clubhouse the Mona Vale Golf Club associates held a bridge afternoon at the Pick-wick Club yesterday Miss Ellis Nicholls was responsible for the organisation and those who arranged tables included Mesdames E Russell Ostman Sidney Potter J W Austin Misses Thelma Austin and Jean Alford. CARD PARTIES. (1932, October 13). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16919607

Church Point was still a lovely rural area during their first decade there, as a complaint to Warringah Council points out;

12. H. L. Alford , 10/10/34, again/complaining of damage to his Cattle property at Church Point by straying stock. (Cattle Straying) 22/10/1934 Warringah Council Minutes

The Alfords were also responsible for an area that has become a green space. This was purchased by Warringah Council; 

Church Point Reserve J.J Maund and Kelyneck; submitting for completion by Council under Seal (a) Memorandum in respect to purchase from H L Alford Lots 15 and 151, D.P. 10583, Church Point (b) the withdrawal of Caveat lodged by Council -when the time payment agreement to purchase this Land was executed. Resolved, -  That the Seal of the Council be affixed to these Council documents. (Crs. Hitchcock, Campbell) 18/03/1941 Warringah Council Minutes

6. Mrs. L. Richards, 15/11/37, requesting that as the road at Church Point is being re-surveyed for widening purposes, (and that) the Council remove the public lavatories in front of her residence, and place them on the ground purchased from Mr. Alford  for recreation purposes. Referred to A. Riding Councillors for consideration and recommendation. - 30/11/1937 Warringah Council Minutes of Meeting

These portions of land are now on the corner of Church Point, opposite the wharf and known as the Quarter Sessions Reserve. The property, still retaining parts of the original structure, was placed on the market in 2006 and again in 2011 for three and a half million.

VisitBellemere-Melrose-The Green Frog, Church Point


Robert Johnson, At the Old Green Frog, Church Point, circa 1927 - courtesy National Gallery of Australia



The Estate of La Corniche Bayview Pittwater - Bakers Rd, Corniche Rd, Bayview Rd, 1921 Item: c029500012, courtesy State Library of NSW


 From The Mort Family Album, Image 131. H. Rainaud's restaurant La Corniche, Digital Order No. a1780131, from State Library of NSW: A note scribbled at side of this photograph says " Reinaud - after his Restaurant in Macquarie Street - Morts Rooms-Chambers'.  Visit La Corniche, Bayview

After her husband passed away Hedwig lived with the Lloyd family at Narrabeen after they had left the Bayview-Church Point area. See; Some Bayview Memories: The Lloyd Family - By Ken 'Sava' Lloyd

RAINAUD -The Funeral of the late Madame HEDWIG RAINAUD of 11 Oak Street Narrabeen will leave our Chapel, Belgrave Street Manly This (Saturday.) Morning at 10 o clock for Catholic Cemetery, Manly. Wood Coffill Limited, Sydney and Burwood. Family Notices (1948, October 23). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 30. Retrieved  from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18093417



Bay View Church Point - Bay View Rd, Happiness Ave, 1949. Item: c029500017, courtesy State Library of NSW

Sydney, 26th January,. 1944.
RESUMPTION AND WITHDRAWAL OF LAND AND
DEDICATION OF ROAD UNDER SECTIONS 9 AND II, AND DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902, AND OF THE CLOSING OF ROADS.
I, the Right Honourable John de Vere, Baron Wakehurst, Governor of the State of New South Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, do hereby notify that in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 and 11, Public Roads Act, 1902, the lands described hereunder and required for the roads I specified, shall be and are hereby resumed and withdrawn and i dedicated as public road; and in accordance with the provisions of section 18 of such Act, the roads described hereunder are hereby declared to be public road and dedicated to the public accordingly; and also that the roads hereunder specified (intended closing of which has been duly notified), are hereby closed.
WAKEHURST, Governor.
J. M. TULLY, Minister for Lands.
NOTIFICATION OF RESUMPTION, WITHDRAWAL AND DEDICATION OF LANDS FOR ROAD, Etc.—continued. 
Description of Road opened:—From Church Point up Mc- Carr's Creek (Main Road No. 174), parish Narrabeen, county Cumberland,—as shown on plans deposited in the Department of Lands, Sydney, and catalogued XI. 22,854 and 22,855-1,603 i rolls. R, 41-1,305.  
RESUMPTION AND WITHDRAWAL OF LAND AND DEDICATION OF ROAD UNDER SECTIONS 9 AND 11, AND DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902, AND OF THE CLOSING OF ROADS. (1944, February 11). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 266. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225093640 

List Of Streets In Church Point

Bakers Road: named for Joseph Baker - this point marks the place where Bayview ends and Church Point begins.

Barcoola Place: Aboriginal word meaning 'bush shades' (?). Also has meaning in north of NSW of 'two' or 'twin'.

Baroona Road: an Aboriginal word meaning 'Place far away'.

Captain Hunter Road: named to honour First Fleet captain who explored McCarrs Creek in 1878.

Corniche Road: Corniche is a French word denoting a cliff road alongside the sea.

Eastview Road: view to the east from here.

Jacquelene Close: possibly named for only daughter and eldest child of Alice Bittar - see below.

Kananook Avenue - named for one of Mark Foys early and favourite yachts.

Kennedy Place (and Park):

THE Local Government Act, 1919 (as amended).—Proclamation.—The 21st day of February, 1966.—THE COUNCIL OF THE SHIRE OF WARRINGAH, pursuant to section 340c of the Local Government Act, 1919 (as amended), doth hereby declare that the public garden and recreation space being lot 54, Deposited Plan 216,125, being the whole of the land in certificate of title, volume 9,543, folio 248, formerly owned by Quirang Holdings Pty Limited and Alice Bittar, being referred to as public garden and recreation space in the said Deposited Plan be and it is hereby vested in the Council of the Shire of Warringah, in fee simple as a public reserve and doth hereby declare that the drainage reserve being lot 55, Deposited Plan 216,125, being the whole of the land in certificate of title, volume 9,543, folio 249, formerly owned by Alice Bittar, being referred to as a drainage reserve in the said Deposited Plan be and it is hereby vested in the Council of the Shire of Warringah in fee simple as a drainage reserve. 

(L.s.) G. B. JONES, Shire President.

The Common Seal of the Council of the Shire of Warringah was hereunto affixed in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council on the 21st day of February, 1966.

J. Morgan, Shire Clerk. 5990—$5.10. THE Local Government Act, 1919 (as amended).—Proclamation.—The 21st day of February, 1966.—THE COUNCIL (1966, March 25). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 1361. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219982715

Restaurant to become new celebrity centre

MRS. ALICE BITTAR intends to use Gleneagles as a centre where visiting celebrities can meet noted Australians.

This handsome young business woman, who paid £10.000 for the fashionable King's Cross restaurant, intends to spend £6000 more on it. 

"Most interesting, cultured and talented people from overseas will be able to meet Australians of similar tastes," says Mrs. Bittar. "Wealthy nobodies, and people with nothing but a bank account won't be welcome." 

Mrs. Bittar, 33, mother of four, is a Syrian- Australian who has been in business since her father, Moses Deep, softsgoodsman, of Cessnock. died 24 years ago. "I was only nine, the eldest of three children, and my mother couldn't speak English," says Mrs. Bittar.

 TOOK OVER AT 9 

"I was just a little fatherless Syrian-Australian girl, but I had to take over the running of the business. 

"Today my husband, Wasfi Bittar, and I still have the Cessnock store with its 40-year-old reputation for good trading. 

"In recent years I have dealt extensively and with profit in Sydney real estate. I can say with pride that I am a self-made woman." 

Mrs. Bittar says her ambition is to make money by making Gleneagles an international glamor spot for "brains and beauty." She says she has many fascinating plans. First is to bring her four children — Jacqueline, 11, Richard, 9, Garth, 7, and Bruce, 5 — to Sydney while she undertakes the Gleneagles venture.


MRS. ALICE BITTAR. 

Restaurant to become new celebrity centre (1949, October 16). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article229225670

McCarrs Creek Road: named for the creek it runs alongside.

Minkara Road: Aboriginal word meaning 'Silver Wattle Tree'.

Pittwater Road: Named for original 'road to Pittwater' extension when Bay View road name changed.

Quarter Sessions Road: A Quarter Sessions Road is a road established under the Public Roads Act following a reference to the Court of Quarter Sessions where no access to the nearest formed road exists.

AN ACCOMMODATION ROAD

In conformity with the provisions of the Act of Council, William V , No 11, section 21, George Brown being the owner of portion No 6, parish of Narrabeen, applied to the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for an accommodation road from his land to run through land supposed to be the property of trustees of the Wesleyan Church Dr Tibbetts and Alfred McIntosh being part of  Olivers grant, portion 7, until it should meet the road from Manly, at the public wharf Church Point, Pittwater, such being the nearest highway. Evidence was given by the applicant that he had no thoroughfare nor right of away to get to a highway from his land as described consisting of 11 acres, and the accommodation road he now applied for was the best available, considering all the interests. No objection was raised to the road being made and the application was granted by His Honor. QUARTER SESSIONS. (1897, November 19). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14100043

The track that led from Church Point to Brown’s estate was replaced some years ago by a narrow road to the spot where the house of David Walker stood, now a turning point for motorists. The portion through the old “Waterside” Estate was named ''Brown’s Road''. 

WARRINGAH SHIRE COUNCIL.—Re-naming of Upper Section of Quarter Sessions Road, Church Point as Captain Hunter Road.—Notice is hereby given that the Council, in accordance with the provisions of section 249 of the Local Government Act, 1919, as amended, has re-named the upper section of Quarter Sessions Road, Church Point, as Captain Hunter Road. J. MORGAN, Shire Clerk, Shire Hall, Brookvale. 9337—$2.40 WARRING AH SHIRE COUNCIL.—RE-NAMING OF UPPER SECTION OF QUARTER SESSIONS ROAD, CHURCH POINT AS (1970, August 7). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3154. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220163356 

Rednal Street (Mona Vale-Newport-Bayview): Rednal was known by the Anglo-Saxon name, Wreodan Healh, meaning 'thicket nook'. Rednal is a r

Walker Place: named for David Walker and was the 'place' where his home and stood.


Church Point, Pitt Water, 20 mins n. from Syd. [picture]. Photo by A. J Vogan, circa 1900-1910. Courtesy State Library of Victoria. Image H82.254/8/29 

References And Extras

  1. TROVE - National Library of Australia
  2. Roads In Pittwater: The Bay View Road 
  3. Shelagh Champion OAM and George Champion OAM - Profiles of the Pioneers, 2103 Revision
  4. The Early Days of Bayview, Newport, Church Point and McCarr’s Creek, Pittwater By J. S. N. WHEELER. Journal and proceedings / Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 26 Part. 4 (1940) Pages 88, 7905 wordsCall Number N 994.006 ROY Created/ Published Sydney : The Society, 1918-1964. Appears In Journal and proceedings, v.26, p.318 (ISSN: 1325-9261) Published 1940-08-01. Available Online: HERE
  5. Roads To Pittwater: The Mona Vale Road
  6. Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Bayview
  7. Church Point Wharf - History
  8. Methodist Church at Church Point
  9. Church Point And Bayview: A Pittwater Public School Set On The Estuary
  10. Mark Foy Of Bayview
  11. The Macphersons Of Wharriewood: The William Joseph Macpherson Albums
  12. Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson
  13. Sir Francis Anderson  
  14. John Roche
  15. Katherine Mary Roche - Pittwater Matriarch 
  16. The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers
  17. Bellemere-Melrose-The Green Frog at Church Point: Pittwater Summer Houses
  18. La Corniche, Bayview
  19. Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration in November 2016 hosted by Bayview-Church Point Residents Association  Dr. Jenny Rosen's Historical Timeline 
  20. Bayview Days 
  21. The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello)
  22. Early Bayview - insights courtesy Don Taylor and Margaret Tink 
  23. Some Bayview Memories: The Lloyd Family 
  24. Pittwater Summer Houses: Waiwera and Hopton Lodge, Bayview
  25. Pittwater Summer Houses: Rocky Point and Elvina Bay Peninsula -  A Place Of  Holiday Songs and Operas In Ventnor, Fairhaven, Trincomalee and Maritana
  26. Bayview Wharf
  27. The First Scotland Island Cup, Trophy And Race and The Gentleman Who Loved Elvina Bay
  28. Pittwater Restaurants You Could Stay At: Pasadena Road House –  Church Point
  29. Frederick Victor Grey Wymark (of Church Point)

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In the Supreme Court of New South Wales,

ECCLESLASTICAL JURISDICTION.

In the will of Sarah Doran, late of the City of Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, widow, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given, that at the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to this Honorable Court in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, that probate of the last will and testament of the above named Sarah Doran deceased, may be granted to Charles Henry Doran, John George Doran, Robert Stewart, and myself, the executors therein named.

Dated this eleventh day of January, A.D., 1855.

GEORGE WILLIAM GRAHAM, Proctor. Advertising (1855, January 17). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12964442

Buist Bayview 1896 - they ran this place, which was beside the church: PITTWATER.— Kurringa, Sup. Accommodation for Visitors desiring change: boating, fishing, bathing. piano: terms mod. T. and C. Buist. Bayview. Advertising (1896, August 8). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1923), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238603312 

There are a few Notes regarding the Busits (T and C) in : Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers And Scullers: The Paddon Family Of Clareville (Or Clairville)

IRELAND Jonathon: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: Pre A 008021 [20/986] | Date Duty Paid: 18/11/1924 | Place: Church Point, Pittwater | Remarks: Occupation: gentleman

BUIST Charles Alfred: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: Pre A 019099 [20/1103] | Date Duty Paid: 24/07/1926 | Place: Church Point | Remarks: Occupation: pianoforte tuner

SACH Albert John: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: Pre A 110299 [20/2207] | Date Duty Paid: 27/04/1937 | Place: Church Point | Remarks: Occupation: freeholder

TURNER Jane R: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: [19/10206] | Reel No: 3027 | Date Duty Paid: 26/04/1922 | Place: Church Point | 

GRIFFITHS George Frederick: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: Pre A 034821 [20/1270] | Date Duty Paid: 16/08/1928 | Place: Church Point | Remarks: Occupation: commercial traveller

ROBERTSON Douglas GeorgeBankruptcy Index 1888-1929. File No: 26896 | Place: Yamba Scotland Island Church Point

LLOYD William Frederick: Deceased Estates Index 1880-1923. Item No: Pre A 027939 [20/1194] | Date Duty Paid: 01/09/1927 | Place: Church Point 

NRS-13012-1-[6/10299]-PA 26439 | Primary Application - Alfred Kiel Jones, Church Point near Pittwater, Parish of Narrabeen, County of Cumberland - 16-12-1924 to 16-12-1924

NRS-21554-1-3-PLAN14/7739 | Hawkesbury River - General Arrangement - Church Point Wharf Pittwater - Wharves - Plan Type : Engineering (Harbours & Rivers) 01-01-1890 to 01-01-1890

Main Roads Dept. Received.' 4. Same 27.2.30 Pointing out that the temporary store erected on Bayview Road, Church Point, by H Jensen, has not been removed, although the six months allowed in the permit has expired. 

Joseph And James Shaw

Joseph Shaw was residing at Pittwater when John Andrews agreed to sell him six acres “to commence and be taken from the western boundary” of his farm at Coasters Retreat, on 4 May 1849. Andrews agreed to give Shaw legal title “at any time he may require” on condition of the purchase money being paid. John Collins drew up and witnessed the agreement. [LTO Book 82 No.492]   

James Shaw, dealer in shells for lime at Pitt Water, was listed in the Sydney Commercial Directory for 1851. Joseph Shaw, with a freehold house and land at Pitt Water, was listed in the electoral roll (St. Leonards) for 1859-60.   

Marriage: 1958/1844 V18441958 76 SHAW JOSEPH FORD HANNAH JN - IN Presbyterian at Parramatta

Children of Joseph and Susan (Hannah )Shaw

SHAW JAMES 1704/1849 V18491704 42A JOSEPH SUSAN
SHAW JOSEPH 1703/1847 V18471703 42A JOSEPH SUSAN
SHAW HANNAH 1529/1844 V18441529 28 JOSEPH SUSAN
SHAW MARY 1706/1854 V18541706 42A JOSEPH SUSAN
SHAW MARTHA 1705/1852 V18521705 42A JOSEPH SUSAN

The agreement for sale, indicating that Shaw paid £6 for the six acres of land at Coasters Retreat, was registered on 8 April 1863, suggesting that this had been, and was then, the Shaws’ place of residence. Joseph Shaw could not sign his name, and John Collins witnessed his mark. However, in a statutory declaration dated 6 July 1889, Collins’ widow Honorah stated, “At the time the conversation took place between Joseph Shaw and John Collins, Shaw said, ‘I have no money to give you for the land,’ when Collins replied, ‘I do not want any.’ My late husband put the receipt on the document at Andrews’ request.” On 10 October 1872 Andrews’ grant was conveyed to John Collins. A query arose later as to whether the Shaws had some legal right to the land, but this was discounted by the authorities, on Mrs Collins’ statement. [LTO PA 7492] 

The Shaws must have been close friends of the Oliver family, who lived nearby, as Martha married Thomas Albert Oliver in 1871, and James married Ann Oliver in 1874.  

A Joseph Shaw died in 1872, aged 77, and a Susan Shaw died in 1876, aged 72.   

James Shaw, residing at Towler’s Bay, Pitt Water, was listed in the 1869-70 electoral roll; James Shaw and Joseph Shaw junior were listed in 1873-74. A Conditional Purchase of 40 acres of land at Towler’s Bay by Joseph Shaw lapsed, and was taken up by Arthur Wood, being granted to him on 10 July 1889. [LTO Vol.931 Fol.231]

From Hawkesbury River.— Rover, Shaw, wheat and maize. (June 16.) SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. (1845, June 17). The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37157795 

SHAW—ARCHBOLD.—October 14, at the Wesleyan Church Willoughby, by the Rev. J. J. Rodd, Walter Shaw to Annie Archbold. Family Notices (1891, November 2). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13842339 

Shaw Family at Coasters Retreat - The Basin:

John Andrews, of Pitt Water, was charged, on the information of Joseph Shaw, with having wilfully and maliciously killed a calf, the property of informant. Mr. Borton appeared-for plaintiff; Mr. Moffatt for defendant. Several witnesses were examined, from whose evidence it appeared that about midnight of the 21st day of last month, prisoner entered plaintiff's ground adjoining his own at Pitt Water, and with a stick beat a calf belonging to complainant, from the effects of which the animal died the following day. Its head having been much bruised and its neck broken. The attorney for the prosecution having omitted to place complainant in the box to swear in support of the information, and to identify prisoner as the John Andrews there mentioned, defendant's attorney on those grounds raised an objection, which was ruled by the Bench to be fatal to complainant's case, and it was therefore dismissedWATER POLICE COURT. (1859, October 5). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13031574 

Owen Golden, James Scott, and Margaret Downs were, on the information of John Smith, charged with having committed an assault upon him. Smith stated that he was a farmer, residing at Pittwater. On the 14th of November last he went down to Pittwater to see some land he had purchased from John Andrews, when he found the prisoner Downs living there. He asked her if she was going to leave the place, as he wanted the land. She replied, " I will not leave it so long as there's a stick stands up in the building." The two other defendants were present. Smith showed them his title and deed of purchase, asking them to read the documents ; but they said there was no necessity. He then told them he should take the door down," and he tipped it off the wire, and took it to his house, which was at a short distance. Subsequently he went back, and knocked one of the slabs off the house, and went inside. Golden then took up one of the laths from the sofa, and struck Smith with it on the arm ; Downs seized the kettle and threw some boiling water over him. Whilst he way trying to remove a slab near the chimney Downs attacked him with a piece of burning wood ; but he kept her away with an axe until the three defendants set upon him, got him down, and took the axe from him. The house was empty when Smith purchased the land (which was a grant to Andrews), and whilst he was in Sydney prisoners took possession of it; the house was about fifteen rods within the boundary. The only thing that Scott did was to take the axe from Smith; Golden struck him on the wrist with a batten. John Andrews deposed to having sold the land and house to Smith, and when he put Smith in possession of them no one was living in the house. 

Some seven or eight years ago it was in the possession of a man named Joseph Shaw, to whom he agreed to sell it, with six acres of land ; Shaw built the house and was to give Andrews £6 for it, for the fulfilment of which he gave £1 as a deposit. There was a written agreement which Shaw kept, but he deserted the place in September last. Andrews then sold the place to Smith, the agreement with Shaw not having been completed. Smith (who lived with Andrews) on the day of the assault came home with his shirt nearly torn off his back, and his shoulders and loins so scalded that the skin came off in a day or two. He had also a cut on his arm which he could not use for several days, as well as a sear on his cheek like a burn. Downs, in defence, said her husband took possession of the house from Mr. Ross, custom-house officer, at Broken Bay. Scott was discharged, and Golden and Downs committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail allowed. WATER POLICE COURT. (1860, June 5). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13041403 

A Man Missing from Balmain -

Barrenjoey, Tuesday. — Nothing further has been heard of Joseph Shaw, the man who is missing from Balmain. He is supposed to have, under temporary insanity, left his home at Balmain on the 6th instant, and attempted to reach Broken Bay in a small open boat. There can be little doubt but that the unfortunate man has met with a watery grave, the weather at the time being very severe on the coast. The police have been making every possible search on the coast without result. A Man Missing from Balmain. (1884, October 16). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article237221672 

Shaw's Creek - Cahill Creek

A short watercourse at the southern tip of Pittwater. It rises near Suzanne Road Bayview, and is joined by two smaller branches within Bayview Golf Course. It enters Pittwater through a lined channel at Winji Jimmi Bay. Known as Winnererremy Swamp in the early days of European settlement, the name was applied to the Bayview area. Water drained into the swamp from the surrounding hillsides and flowed into Pittwater through a meandering mangrove lined channel called the "Newport Maze" on the eastern side of Pittwater Road.

Later, the creek was known as Shaw's Creek after the local blacksmith, who also built boats near the creek. 

To the west of The Maze is Shaw’s Creek. I often saw old Jack Shaw stealing along silently in his ketch about dusk up McCarr’s  Creek, like the “Old Grey Man of the Sea.”  

In the creek which passes under the Bayview Road, the Shaw brothers, old pioneers, kept the ketches which they built thirty years ago or more.  

Close at hand is the home of Mr and Mrs James Shaw, pioneers of the district. Mrs Shaw, who was formerly Miss Ann Oliver, was born on the peninsula, Lovett Bay, in 1856. Before that, her father, William Oliver, lived in a cottage on Cape’s Flat, near the Fig-tree, the site of which has been swallowed up by encroaching tides. Mrs Shaw told me that she had a vivid recollection of a black fellow spearing fish under a mangrove on the point of the flat just below Baker’s orchard. That was when she was a young girl. “I can see that blackfellow now,” said she, “with the fish quivering on the spear just as I see the leaves shaking on that tree.” On the bank of the small creek near the Bayview Post Office a blackboy who nursed her brother Tom was buried. Mrs Shaw said that probably the grave was covered over when the road was made to Church Point.  - JSN Wheeler,

Mr. Johnson has a postcard, dated 1906, showing Pittwater Rd., Mona Vale with the three brick houses on the right, two houses and a wooden Church on the left of the road. Two of the brick houses were named “Esbank” and “Lithgow” (“Bowenfels” may have been the name of the third.) The two wooden houses were occupied by Wilsons and Aldridges. He cannot recall the occupant of the third wooden house. There are two tall cabbage tree palms on either side of the road, opposite house A.

There is a line or telegraph poles on the left-hand side of the road. Mr. Shaw built boats and launched them at the nearby creek. 

Joseph Shaw Snr. - father of Joseph and James - wife was Hannah (nee Ford)

FORD Hannah Mary 1823 31/901 Ticket of Leave [4/4081; Reel 916] District: Parramatta; Tried: MGD

FORD Hannah Mary 1823 41/623 Ticket of Leave [4/4149; Reel 939] District: Windsor; Tried: MGD

Ticket of leave granted at Windsor and Parramatta – tried at MGD

Death of child:
SHAW HANNAH 6419/1865  Parents JOSEPH HANNAH WINDSOR (?)
SHAW MARY 2417/1878  JOSEPH SUSAN BALMAIN
Death 
SHAW SUSAN 1250/1876  parents: UNKNOWN DIED SYDNEY
SHAW SUSAN 1022/1876 V18761022 102 AGE 72


James Shaw marriage (Ann is a daughter of William Oliver)
1256/1874 SHAW JAMES OLLIVER ANN at: BALMAIN
Children
SHAW ANN S 3418/1876  JAMES ANN BALMAIN
SHAW REBECCA M 3908/1879  JAMES ANN BALMAIN
SHAW JAMES J S 4059/1881  JAMES ANN BALMAIN

SHAW—OLLIVER—July 18, at the Wesleyan Church, Balmain, by the Rev. Richard Sellors, James Shaw, of Balmain, to Ann, daughter of William Olliver, of Pittwater. Family Notices (1874, July 31). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13346696

For assaulting John Tancred, James Shaw was fined 40s, with £2 3s 8d costs, or in default two months. BALMAIN. (1889, August 24). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108104546 

Index to Gaol Photos:
SHAW Joseph 1872 Sydney Darlinghurst 10-08-11 11944 106 NRS2138 [3/6077] Alias: WILSON, James Alias: SHAW, James 2138_a006_a00603_6077000106r

Births
SHAW JOSEPH WILLIAM 4881/1872  JOSEPH MARY ANN WATERLOO

COTTAGE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

A fire broke out in a cottage at 16 Reuss street, Balmain, about 9 o'clock last night. It was owned by Mr. James Shaw, of Bayview, Pittwater, and occupied by Mrs. Amelia Morling. Brigades from Balmain and Rozelle were soon on the scene, and although every effort was made to save the building, which was of weatherboard, it was completely destroyed. The house was insured in the United Insurance Company for £200COTTAGE DESTROYED BY FIRE. (1912, October 20). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article120678240 

FIRE AT BALMAIN.

Just before 9 o'clock last night a five-roomed weatherboard house at 16 Reuss-street, Balmain, was destroyed by fire. The house was owned by Mr. James Shaw, senr., of Bay-view, Pittwater, and occupied by Mrs. E. Morling, No one was at home at the time, Mrs. Morling having gone out to a picture show about an hour previously. The house was in a thickly populated quarter, and the buildings on either side were damaged before the fire was extinguished. FIRE AT BALMAIN. (1912, October 20). The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article228844837 

SHAW.—March 19, 1933, at Collaroy, Joseph, dearly loved brother of James Shaw, of Bayview, aged 85 years. Family Notices (1933, March 20). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16981660 

SHAW.— The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. JAMES SHAW and FAMILY, of Bayview, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late beloved brother and uncle, Joseph Shaw, to leave our Chapel, 14 Belgrave Street, Manly, THIS MONDAY, at 3 p.m., for Gordon Road Cemetery, Mona Vale. WOOD COFFILL LIMITED, Motor Funeral Directors. Family Notices (1933, March 20). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247114305 

SHAW Joseph Bayview near Manly, 19/03/1933 16/05/1933 Pre A 073708 [20/1741] Occupation: retired master mariner

SHAW. — January 18, 1939, at his residence. Bay-view Road Bayview, James, dearly beloved husband of Ann Shaw, and loving father of Jim and Bee. Aged 89 years. Family Notices (1939, January 19). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved  from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article247454326 

SHAW JAMES 5426/1939 Parents: JOSEPH SUSAN MANLY - NSW BDM's Records


Shaws Estate McCarr's Creek, Pittwater, circa 1938  - Government Rd McCarrs Creek Item c053460006, courtesy State Library of NSW

TO CORRESPONDENTS

JAMES SHAW (Balmain) : Corrimal v Metters match resulted in a draw, three-all. TO CORRESPONDENTS (1929, May 9). The Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1938), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239902349 

Brother Joseph’s marriage (?): 1897 Or in 1874 
431/1874 SHAW JOSEPH CHADWICK JOANNA SYDNEY
641/1897 SHAW JOSEPH E O'HARA FLORENCE A L BALMAIN SOUTH

DEATHS.

On the 7th instant, at her residence, the Western Road, Parramatta, after a short and painful illness, in the 60th year of her age, MARY, the relict of the late EDWARD LAKEMAN, and the beloved wife of JAMES CONNOR ; also, the beloved sister of Thomas Shaw, of Petersham ; also, of James Shaw, of Balmain ; also, of Joseph Shaw, of Wangarrata, Victoria ; also, of John Shaw, of the Paterson, leaving a bereaved husband and a large circle of relations and friends to mourn their loss. Family Notices (1874, February 12). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28411542 

CONNOR MARY 7061/1874  father: THOMAS DIED PARRAMATTA PARRAMATTA

Or death: SHAW HANNAH 6419/1865  Parents JOSEPH HANNAH WINDSOR

John ANDREWS

John Andrews was born in the village of Severnstokes, Worcestershire, in 1795, the eldest child of Charles and Mary (or Martha) Andrews, farmers. When he joined the 80th Regiment of Foot (the Stafford Volunteers) on 13 May 1816 he could neither read nor write, but he learnt to do so while in the Regiment. John came to New South Wales in the advance guard of the Regiment, arriving on the Lady Kennaway on 12 October 1836. His duties in the next few years included guarding the iron gangs of convicts who were building roads around Hartley and Lithgow.  

Sergeant John Andrews was discharged on 30 April 1841, after 25 years’ service. He received a pension, and also applied for and obtained the authorised remission in the purchase price of land, for which he was eligible. [AO Reel 1083] On 8 February 1842, fifty acres of land at the Basin, Pittwater, were advertised for sale as Lot 8.  John Andrews purchased the land with the £50 remission to which he was entitled, and it was granted to him on 18 April 1842. [LTO SN75/1]  

He married a widow, Hannah Jackson, on 4 January 1849. Both gave their place of residence as Broken Bay.  

John Andrews agreed to sell six acres “to commence and be taken from the western boundary” of his farm to Joseph Shaw on 4 May 1849. He agreed to give Shaw legal title “at any time he may require” on condition of the purchase money being paid. John Collins was witness to the agreement. [LTO Book 82 No.492] See Joseph Shaw.  

On 4 November 1859 John Andrews sold his grant to John Smith for £150. [LTO Book 71 No.929] John Smith made his will on 11 April 1862, just three days before he died, leaving the land to Hannah Andrews. Probate was granted to Hannah Andrews on 11 April 1872. On 10 October 1872 John and Hannah Andrews exchanged their land, which is still known as Soldiers Point, for a much smaller block of land at Careel Bay, belonging to John Collins, on which Collins had built a cottage. [LTO Book 132 Nos.923 & 924] This block of land was Lot 1 of Section XIII, bounded by John Street on the south, William Street on the west, and the creek on the north.  

Bedridden since April 1877, John Andrews died on 12 May 1879 at the home of John Gould, Brighton Cottage, Whistler Street, Manly. He had no children.  [2.]

ANDREWS, Charles 

Charles Andrews was the younger brother of John Andrews. Born in 1799, in March 1818 he joined the 80th Regiment of Foot (the Stafford Volunteers), in which his brother was already serving. The Regiment came to Australia in 1836. 

100 acres of land at Cabbage Tree Bay (North Manly) was advertised as Lot 7 on 8 February 1842. Charles teamed up with Christopher Skally to purchase the land, both of them being due for discharge. Under the regulations of 15 February 1840, a remission of £50 was authorised for Charles as a late Sergeant in the 80th Regiment, and a remission of £25 was authorised for Christopher Skally as a late Private in the 28th Regiment of Foot. The purchase price of £60 was well covered, and the land was granted to them on 9 May 1842. [LTO SN75/18]  

Charles Andrews, settler of Manly Cove, and his wife Jane Isabella, and Christopher Skally of Windsor, and his wife Bridget, sold the land in 1847. 10 acres went to Isaac Lowry on 2 August 1847 for £10 [LTO Book 13 No.241]; 16 acres went to John Whaley on 9 August 1847 for £16 [LTO Book 35 No.160]; and 74 acres went to John Sims on 9 August 1847 for £63 [LTO Book 13 No.235].   John and Mary Anne Sims sold the 74 acres to Henry Miles, Thomas Youl, Thomas Kirby and Robert Symon on 19 December 1850. Symon sold his share for £8 to the other three, who partitioned the land among themselves on 27 November 1854. [LTO Book 35 No.799] Kirby immediately sold his share to Henry Gilbert Smith for £140, while Henry Miles, gardener, and Thomas Youl, stonemason, sold part of their land to Smith, but remained as residents. Whaley sold his 16 acres to Smith for £200 on 30 January 1855. This gave H.G. Smith ownership of all land along the ocean front north of the Corso, except a small part near Manly Lagoon, which still belonged to Thomas Youl. Isaac Lowry’s 10 acres passed through a number of hands before being purchased by James Farrell on 14 July 1871. This was the land commonly known as Farrell’s Paddock. [2.]


View at Church Point January 1945, Item: d1_39717h, Courtesy State Library of NSW

Under instructions from PERPETUAL TRUSTEE COMPANY (LIMITED) as Executor.

NEWPORT DISTRICT PROPERTIES.

WATER FRONTAGE PITTWATER. EXCELLENT VIEWS.

1. WALLAMUTTA ROAD. Water Frontages. 3 LOTS. adj. Bilkowe, near Royal Sydney Motor Yacht Club. Native trees on lots, each 66It by varying depths. 265It to 23311. Torrens.

2. Almost opp. (1). with frontages to PRINCE ALFRED PARADE and HERBERT AVE. AN ELEVATED LOT, triangular In shape, frontages of Holt to HERBERT AVE. 130ft Sin to PRINCE ALFRED PARADE, splay cnr. 6ft and base line of 88ft Sin. TORRENS TITLE.

3. ELIZABETH CRESCENT, nearly opp. Its Intersection with Herbert Ave., above road, practically level. THREE LOTS, having a total frontage of I 117ft Sin by depths of 273ft and 258ft. TORRENS TITLE. Exceptions! views of PITT-WATER and LION ISLAND on the north, and glimpses of PITTWATER and the OCEAN on the south. To be offered In one line.

4. MCCARRS CREEK, WATER-FRONTAGE. South of Brown's Bay. 2 miles Church Pt. bus terminus and double frontage to MCCARRS CREEK ROAD.

VACANT LAND. 2 ACRES 1 ROOD 26PCHS., 90ft to Mccarrs, Creek, depths 846ft and 307ft, rear 100ft (less area of 2 9 1/2 percs,, the roadway of Mccarrs Creek Road). TORRENS TITLE. Possibilities of subdivision 4 lots.

SOLICITOR: Irving L. Addison.

K. S. WILLIAMS, 14 Spring Street, and

F. T. JEFFREY. Of NEWPORT BEACH, will submit the above properties to Auction, in the Rooms of the Real Estate Institute on TUESDAY. August 20. at 11 a.m.

Under Instructions from PERPETUAL TRUSTEE COMPANY (LTD.). as Executor. Advertising (1945, August 25). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 22. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27925413 

The above is possibly associated with Herbert Fitzpatrick's land holdings throughout Pittwater

48. Local Government Dept. 25.2.30. Advising the Council that Residential District No. 2 (Bayview and Church Point) was proclaimed in the Government Gazette as of 14th ult. 

SHIRE OF WARRINGAH.
Addition to Scavenging Area,

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the abovenamed Shire has resolved that the boundaries of the Newport Scavenging Area shall be extended to embrace Mona Vale, Bay View and Church Point, the added area being bounded as follows:—

By Warriewood-road from the junction of that road with Pittwater-road to Macpherson-street; thence by the last named street to Narrabeen Creek; thence by Narrabeen Creek to Macpherson-street; again thence by that street northerly to Vineyard-street ; thence by the eastern boundaries of lots 33 and 14, Rock Lily Estate, to the south-east corner of Mona Vale Cemetery; thence by Emma-street to the south-east corner of lot 43 Rock Lily Estate; thence northerly by the eastern boundary of that lot and by Cahill Creek to Mona-street,; thence by Mona-street north-westerly to Cabbage Tree road; thence again north-westerly by the south-west boundaries of parish portions 30, 28, 27 and 26 ("Brown's Block") to McCarr's Creek; thence generally north-easterly by the high-water mark of that creek to Church Point Wharf; thence generally south-easterly by the high-water mark Pittwater Bay to The Avenue; thence easterly by the Avenue to Pittwater-road; thence in a direct easterly straight line to the Pacific Ocean; thence southerly by the high-water mark of the Pacific Ocean to the southeast corner of Black Swamp Reserve; thence northwesterly by the southern boundary of that reserve to the north-western corner of portion 13; thence southerly by the western boundary of that portion and portion 14 to the junction of Pittwater-road and Warriewood-road, that being the point of commencement.

R. G. JAMIESON,

Shire Clerk. Shire Hall, Brookvale, 24th December, 1926. SHIRE OF WARRINGAH. (1926, December 31). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 5517. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223001780 

October 1928 NAMING AND RENAMING OF ROAD

Deputy Shire Clerk: (a) Request by A.R. May that an unnamed Road  fronting his property at Dee Why West be named Maybrook Avenue. 20. Resolved that consideration be deferred pending a street further report. amen. (b) Request by L.P. Horton for rearrangement of the naming Of Kananook Avenue and Noolinga Road, Bayview, and recommending that the section of Noolinga Road between  Pittwater Road  and Kananook Avenue be renamed  Kananook Avenue. 21. Resolved that the recommendation be adopted. 

Pittwater Mccarrs creek Rd 7 lots 6 at 40ft ea £35 1 at 78ft £50.  REAL ESTATE SALES FOR WEEK (1948, December 18). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18100626

Warringah Shire Council records show Mr. Ireland and his daughter both side by side at Church Point (plus extra notes on roads from Council Records):

J. Ireland letter of 13/6/20, re deviation of Quarter Sessions Road Church Point, was read in conjunction with the report, Sesolved, - (Ore. Q,utrk 234; B Hewitt),Tat th&Cou 241;oil agree to bear half the;cost of survey and transfer connection with the deviation. 

P. Sydney Nott & Son,.,  25/10/20, submitting plan of proposed subdivision of Simpson's Estate, Church Point Resolved, -  That the Engineers reccomendations be forwarded to Mr. Nott. 

J. Ireland, 2/11/20, regarding deviation of Quarter Sessions Road through his and his daughters property at Road Church Point :Resolved, - (Ore, quirk & Hewitt) That the Engineer and Oversther inspect the road and give the matter their attention immediately.

March 21st, 1921: La Corniche . Resolved, -  That the Engineer look into the matter of Raniad's subdivision at Bayview, and notify the-Vendor of any omissions to-carry out the Councils requirements. A letter from J. Williams complaining of stormwater being thrown onto his land in this subdivision, was read. do. , Resolved, .-  That Mr. Williams be informed of the Vendors omission to fulfiI the Counoil's requirements regarding showing of natural watercourses on the subdivision planSimpson's 6. Resolved, - That subject to permanent survey marks being established and all natural watercourses shown, the plan of Simpsons subdivision at Church Point be approved, and the Seal of-the Council affixed thereto. 

May 16th, 1921: that Thirty pounds be vote for the improvement of the road running along the foreshore beyond Church Point Wharf, for the raising of the portion of the road below high water mark and for gravelling the greasy patch beyond Irelands. 

IRELAND -April 10, 1522, at her residence, Rostrevor, Church Point, Pittwater, Elizabeth, dearly-loved wife of Jonathan Ireland, aged 77 years. Family Notices (1922, April 11). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 10. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15997743 

IRELAND.-September 7, 1923, at his residence, Rostrevor, Church Point, Pittwater, Jonathan Ireland, aged 80 yearsFamily Notices (1923, September 8). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 14. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16092125 

IRELAND. — Relatives and Friends- of the late JONATHAN IRELAND are kindly Invited to attend his Funeral, to leave his late residence, "Rostrevor," Church Point, Pittwater, THIS (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, for the Gordon Road Cemetery, Mona Vale. T. WAUGH and CO., Funeral Directors. 'Phone, 45 Manly.  Family Notices (1923, September 8). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article246064547 

July 11th, 1921:  That the owners of  land adjoining Quarter Sessions Road, Church Point, be asked if they will dedicate sufficient of their land to enable the rod to be made 66' wide. 6. Resolved, - - Also J Snows approach to premises (driveway) at Bayview be carried out

August 8th, 1921:  F. Roberts 21/7/21, complaining of condition of road leading to his place at Church Point, and also requesting permission to remove two trees which block the view : Referred to the Engineer. 

September 19th, 1921: Church Point 2. Resolved, - That in regard to Baths. the petition for the construction of swimming baths at Church  Point the Acting Engineer interview some of the petitioners, and ascertain the size and locality desired. 

34. E. H Laws, 4/3/36,. stating that some weeks ago he bought Mr. Kennedy's business at Whale Beach, including a

26. R. Graham Harmston, 10/6/40, submitting for approval further amended plan of subdivision of Mrs. Richards' land at Subdn. Church Point. Resolved, - That the plan be approved, as recommended by the Engineer. (Cr. Campbell)

May 16th, 1966: H. Wilshire Webb, Son and Doyle, solicitors, forwarding the following documents for execution under steal - Transfer in respect of Lots 14 and 15, DP 219335 Digby-Bonnett and Ors, for public garden and recreation space. Proposed deed of release of drainage easement M.M. Fallon, Palomar Parade, Harbord. Transfer in respect of part of Number 1369A Pittwatcr Road, Narrabeen, E. McLean. Application under the provisions of Section 14 of the Real Property Act for title deeds to issue in respect of Vo. 9453 Fol. 249, Vol 9453 Fol. 248 off Kennedy Place, Quirang Holdings Ltd. 80. Resolved,- that the documents be executed under seal. (Crs. Knight/ Wilson). 

November 18th, 1968: QUARTER SESSIONS ROAD, CHURCH POINT - Bruce Wilson Services Pty. Ltd., making application for approval to instal and operate a community. television service to residents of Church Point and Bayview. Comments. It is proposed to locate the television antenna within the boundaries 71-7 17.7 Public road at the intersection of Kennedy Place and Quarter Sessions Road on a small triangular portion of the road reserve and serve the area via an underground coaxial cable across Kennedy Place , then via aerial cable through private properties and two aerial crossings of Quarter Sessions Road. RECOMMENDATION. That approval in principle be given to the proposal, subject to (ridding application being submitted for the proposal; (b) the applicant entering into an agreement with Council re annual lease of the area of the proposed antenna within the road reserve and subject to Council being indemnified under public risk claim in relation to the proposed structure; (c) minimum cover of 2'6" over tteproposed underground cables in Kennedy Place; (d) minimum clearance of 18' of proposed aerial crossings in Quarter Sessions Road; (e) the antenna in the road reserve being located by Council; (f) the proposed aerial cable being located so as to preserve Council's scenic protectiion policy.




Above: HISTORIC METHODIST CHURCH. (1930, March 19). The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16634674 

NOTIFICATION OF RESUMPTION OF LAND UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1919.

IN pursuance of section 536 (4) of tlie Local Government Act, 1919, and under Division 1, Part V, of the Public Works Act, 1912, I notify that so much of the land hereunder described as is Crown Land is hereby appropriated, and so much thereof as is private property is hereby resumed for a public recreation ground; and I further notify that the said land is hereby vested in the Warringah Shire Council.

Dated this seventeenth day of November, 1930.

M. A. DAVIDSON, Minister for Public Works.

Description of Land referred to.

All that piece or parcel of land situate at Bay View in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being lot 5 a, deposited plan 4,010: Commencing on the north-eastern side of Bay View road at the north-western corner of lot 6a of the said deposited plan 4,010; and bounded thence on the south-West by north-eastern sides of that road, being lines bearing 346 degrees 20 minutes 2 chains 18.55 links and 306 degrees 5 minutes 45.2 links respectively; on the north-west by the south-eastern boundary of lot 4, deposited plan 14,555, bearing 57 degrees 24 minutes 30 seconds 57.5 links; on the northeast by part of the south-western boundary of the northern portion of Reserve No. 45,642 from sale and 45,643 from lease generally for public recreation, notified 24th August, 1910, bearing 152 degrees .55 minutes 2 chains 95.5 links; and on the south by the northern boundary of the aforesaid lot 6a, deposited plan 4,010, bearing 265 degrees 49 minutes 30 seconds 95 links, to the point of commencement.—having an area of 27 perches or thereabouts, and said, to be in the possession of Bungarribee Ltd. (Misc. .1930-7,415) 1 (9380) NOTIFICATION OF RESUMPTION OF LAND UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1919. (1930, November 21). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 4641. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220233522

Sydney, 17th August, 1938.
DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD

UNDER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902.
I, the Right Honourable John de Vere, BARON Wakehurst, Governor of the State of New South "Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, do hereby notify that the roads hereunder described, in pursuance of the provisions of section 18, Public Roads Act, 1902, are hereby declared to be public road, and dedicated to the public accordingly.
WAKEHURST, Governor. 
COLIN A. SINCLAIR, Minister for Lands.
Descriptions.
Warringah Shire.

The parts of road known as Bay View road, lying between the existing public road B. 1,475b-1,603, and the present high-water mark of Pittwater fronting portions 43 and 27, parish Narrabeen; county Cumberland, Land District Metropolitan. R. 37-J,012. DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902. (1938, September 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3492. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225072451

DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD

UNDER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902.

I, the Right Honourable John de Vere, BARON Wakehurst, Governor of the State of New South "Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, do hereby notify that the roads hereunder described, in pursuance of the provisions of section 18, Public Roads Act, 1902, are hereby declared to be public road, and dedicated to the public accordingly.

WAKEHURST, Governor. 

COLIN A. SINCLAIR, Minister for Lands.

Descriptions.

Warringah Shire.

The parts of road known as Bay View road, lying between the existing public road B. 1',475b-1,603, and the present high-water mark of Pittwater fronting portions 43 and 27, parish Narrabeen; county Cumberland, Land District Metropolitan. R. 37-J,012. DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902. (1938, September 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3492. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225072451

SHIRE OF WARRINGAH.

Proposed Electricity Works Special Loan, £32,500.

THE Warringah Shire Council hereby gives notice in accordance with the provisions of section 180, Local Government Act, 1919, as amended, that—

1. The Council proposes to raise a Special Loan of twelve thousand five hundred pounds (£12,500) for the purpose of carrying out works and purchasing machinery and equipment for the amplification and general improvement of its electricity supply service, its intention being to expend the money approximately as follows:—

Purchase and erection of plant for change-over of distribution voltage from 5KV to 10KV., with switch gear 3,430 Voltage regulation equipment 2,870 Additional distribution substations 1,250 High voltage distribution mains 1,190 Low voltage distribution mains 1,300 House-service mains 2,000 Street-lighting mains and fittings 460

Total £12,500

2. The rate of interest 011 the loan will be four and a quarter per centum (4 ¼ ) per annum, and the loan will be issued at par.

3. It is proposed to repay the loan over a period of fifteen (15) years by equal and consecutive half-yearly instalments, each amounting to £567 15s. 3d., of principal and interest combined.

4. For or towards the purpose of paying the instalments of principal and interest mentioned above, the Council proposes to levy a loan rate of one-twentieth of a penny (l/20d.) in the £ on the unimproved capital value of all ratable land within the boundaries described in the subjoined Schedule, and to pay the remainder of the money necessary for such purpose from the trading account of its Electricity Works Trading Fund. The total unimproved capital value of all ratable lands within the boundaries described in the said Schedule is £2,943,530i

5. Particulars of the proposed works and purchases and a plan of the area which will be subject to the loan rate may be inspected at the Council's office at Brookvale during the ordinary office hours.

6. Within one month from the date of the publication of this notice any number, not less than twenty-five per centum (25%) of the ratepayers affected, may petition the Council to take a poll (a) as to whether the rate payers approve of the loan, or (b) whether the loan rate shall be on the Unimproved capital value ar the improved capital value, or (-c) on both questions. The total liuin ber of ratepayers affected is 13,062.

G. H. GREEN, President. 

R. G. Jamieson, Shire Clerk.

Shire Hall, Brookvale, 31st May, 1939.

Schedule.

Commencing at the Pacific Ocean at the boundary between the Municipality of Manly and the Shire of Warringah; thence generally westerly to the shores of Middle Harbour at Powder Ilulk Bay; thence northerly by those shores to Harvey-street; thence easterly by Harvey-street to Clontarf-street; thence northerly by CIontarf-street to the aforesaid boundary between the Municipality of Manly and the Shire of Warringah; thence returning northerly and easterly by that boundary to the western boundary of Garden Estate, d.p. 11,915; thence northerly by that ^boundary to Woodbine-street; thence northerly by Woodbine-street to the north-western corner of Panorama Estate, d.p. 13,8^1; thence easterly by the northern boundary of that estate to Bangaroostreet; thence south-easterly by Bangaroo-street to Kalaui-street; thence easterly by that street and the northern boundary of Grandview Estate, d.p. 11,497, to Water Reserve road; thence northerly by Water Reserve road to the southern boundary of parish, j>ortion 1,239; thence easterly and northerly by the southern and eastern boundaries of that portion to unnamed road; thence generally northerly by that unnamed road to the southeastern corner of parish, portion 1,481; thence northerly by the eastern boundaries of parish, portions 1,481 to 1,487 to Allambie-road; thence generally north-westerly by Allambie-road to the southern boundary of Rodborough Farms Estate, d.p. 3,392; thence easterly by the southern boundary of that estate to the south-western corner of lot 1; thence northerly by the western boundaries of that lot and of lot 18, Rodborough Farms Estate to Warringah-road; thence easterly by Warringah-road to the south-western corner of parish, portion 1,136 ; thence northerly and easterly by tlie western and northern boundaries of that portion to unnamed road; thence northerly by that road to the south-eastern corner of parish, portion 1,096; thence westerly by the southern boundaries of that portion and of parish, portion 1,073, to the south-western corner; thence northerly by the western boundaries of parish, portions 1,073, 1,072 and 1,071 to the southern boundary of parish, portion 1,067; thence easterly and then northerly by the southern and eastern boundaries of that portion and of parish, portion 1,065 to the southern boundary of parish, portion 1,063; thence easterly and then northerly by the southern and eastern boundaries of that portion to unnamed road; thence easterly by that unnamed road to the south-west corner of parish, portion 1,057; thence northerly by the western boundaries of that portion and of parish, portions 1,056 and 1,041, to the north-western corner; thence easterly by the northern boundaries of parish, portions 1,041 and 1,042, to the boundary of Public Reserve R. 43,408; thence generally southerly by the boundary of that reserve to the north-\Vestern corner of parish, portion 1,053; thence easterly and then southerly by the northern and eastern boundaries of that portion and of parish,, portion 1,050, to the south-eastern corner; thence across unnamed road to the northern boundary of parish, portion 1,081; thence easterly and southerly by the northern and eastern boundaries of that portion and the eastern boundary of parish, portion 1,083, to the south-eastern corner; thence across4 unnamed road to the northern boundary of parish, portion 1,085; thence easterly and then southerly by the northern and eastern boundaries of that portion to the boundary of parish, portion 1,087; thence easterly and then southerly by the northern and eastern boundaries of that portion and the eastern boundary of parish, portion 1,091, to the boundary of parish, portion 1,093; thence easterly along that boundary to unnamed road; thence southerly by that unnamed road to South Creek; thence generally easterly by South Creek to Willandra-road; thence generally northerly by" Willandra-road t0 the south-western corner of South Creek Estate, d.p. 9,586; thence northerly by the western boundary of that estate to Cleveland-avenue ; thence westerly by Cleveland-avenue to the southwestern corner of Narrabeen Heights Estate, d.p. 1,818; thence northerly by the western boundaries of that estate and of parish, portion 18, to the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon; thence south-easterly by the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon to South Creek; thence southerly by that creek to Fish-road; thence easterly by Fish-road and the northern boundaries of parish, portions 661 and 660, to Dympna-.street; thence northerly by Dympna-street and the western boundary of Superb View Estate, d.p. 8,438, to Rose-avenue; thence easterly by Rose-avenue to the south-western corner of Superb View Extension Estate, d.p. 9,720; thence northerly, easterly and again northerly by the western boundary of that estate to Lantana-avenue; thence across Lantana-avenue and northerly by the western boundaries of parish, portions 577, 576, 569 and 568 to unnamed road; thence easterly by that unnamed road to Plateau-road; thence northerly by Plateau-road to the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon; thence across to the northern shores of Narrabeen Lagoon at the mouth of Deep Creek; thence generally northerly by Deep Creek to the south-western corner of parish, portion 82; thence northerly by the western boundary of that portion to its junction with part portion 80; thence westerly by the boundary of that portion to the western boundary of parish, portion 81; thence southerly and westerly by the eastern and southern boundaries of that portion to the eastern boundary of parish, portion 78; thence southerly, westerly and then northerly by the eastern, southern and western boundaries of parish, portion 78, to Lane Cove road (Gordon-road) ; thence generally easterly by Lane Cove road to the south-western corner of lot 1, Threepwood Estate, d.p. 13,953; thence northerly by the western boundaries of that lot and parish, portions 69 and 84, to the north-western corner; thence easterly by the northern boundaries of that portion and lot 33, Threepwood Estate, to unnamed road; thence northerly by that unnamed road to the north-western corner of parish, portion 70; thence easterly by the northern boundary of that portion to its junction with parish, portion 71; thenc.e northerly, easterly and then southerly by the western, northern and eastern boundaries of that portion to Lane Cove road; thence generally easterly by Lane Cove road to the south-western corner of Rocklily Estate, d.p. 5,055; thence generally northerly by the western boundary of that estate to the north-western corner; thence easterly by the northern boundary of Rocklily Estate to the southeastern corner of parish, portion 42; thence generally north-westerly by the eastern boundaries of parish, portions 42 and 41, to the northern corner of portion 41; thence southerly, westerly and then northerly by the eastern, southern and western boundaries of parish, portion 72, to the road forming the southern boundary of Shaw's Estate3.p, 12,164thence westerly by that road to McCarr's Creek; thence generally northerly by McCarr's Creek to Pittwater; thence generally easterly and then northerly by the shores of Pittwater to the Pacific Ocean; thence generally southerly by the high-water mark of the Pacific Ocean back to the point of commencement. 1755. SHIRE OF WARRINGAH. (1939, June 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 2883. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225077373 

MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1939.
PROCLAMATION.
(L.S.)
WAKEHUKST,
Governor.

I, the Right Honourable John de Vere, Baron Wakehurst, Governor of the State of New South Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, and in terms of section 8 of the Main Roads Act, 1924-1939, and in pursuance of the Transport (Division ~ of Functions) Act, 1932-1940, do hereby repeal so much of the Proclamation published iii the Government Gazette of the 17th August, 1928, No. 110, folios 3814 to 3820, as deals with Main Road No. 174, and I do hereby proclaim the road described in the Schedule hereto as a main road, and I further give and notify the number set opposite thereto to the said main road.

Signed and sealed at Sydney, this twenty-first day of January, 1942.

By His Excellency's Command,

M. O'SULLIVAN. 

GOD SAVE THE KING!

Schedule.

Road No. and Description.

Main Road No. 174—From Pittwater-road (Main Road No. 164) at Rock Lily, via Bay View road, Church Point, and McCarrs Creek road to Gordon-road (Main Road No. 162) at Terry Hill.(D.M.R. 238-1,352)  MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1939. (1942, February 6). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 547. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225118461

LANDS DEPARTMENT NOTICES.

(6776) Sydney, 7th January, 1944. 

IT is hereby notified that, in accordance with the provisions of subsection 1a (b) of section 26 of the Crown Lands Consolidation Act, 1913, George Seville Travis, Esquire, is hereby appointed (in the place of Mr. R. T. Rutledge, resigned), as a Trustee of the Ku-ring-gai Chase, Hawkesbury River, area about 35,300 acres, dedicated 14th December, 1894, for Public Recreation, and the following additions thereto, namely:—3 acres 1 rood 20 perches at Towler's Bay, Pittwater, dedicated ]2th January, 1934; 7 acres 1 rood and 15 acres at Coaster's Retreat, Pittwater, dedicated 2nd August, 1911; 42 acres 2 roods 7 perches at The Basin, Pittwater, dedicated 31st August, 1917; 3 acres 3 roods at Cowan, dedicated 24th May, 1935; 21 acres 2 roods 16 perches at McCarr's Creek, dedicated 29th May, 1942; and 1,150 acres, dedicated 27th August, 1943. P. 43-6,833. J. M. TULLY, Minister for Lands. LANDS DEPARTMENT NOTICES. (1944, January 7). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225092789

Sydney, 2nd February, 1951.

IT is hereby notified that, in accordance with the provisions of subsection 1a (b) of section 26 of the Crown Lands Consolidation Act, 1913, Eric Saxby Solomon is hereby appointed, in the place of R. T. Rutledge, resigned, as a trustee of the Ku-ring-gai Chase, Hawkesbury Kiver, area about 35,300 acres, dedicated 14th December, 1894, for Public Recreation, and the following additions thereto, namely:—3 acres 1 rood 20 perches at Towler's Bay, Pittwater, dedicated 12th January, 1934; 7 acres 1 rood and 15 acres at Coaster's Retreat, Pittwater, dedicated 2nd August, 1911; 42 acres 2 roods 7 perches at The Basin, Pittwater, dedicated 31st August, 1917 j 3 acres 3 roods at Cowan, dedicated 24th May, 1935; about 980 acres at McCarr's Creek, dedicated 19th April, 194021 acres 2 roods 16 perches at McCarr's Creek, dedicated 29th May, 1942; 3,150 acres dedicated 27th August, 1943; 40 acres, parish of Broken Bay, dedicated 21st April, 1944; about 1,650 acres at Terrey Hills, dedicated 27th October, 1944; about 90 acres at McCarr's Creek, dedicated 27th October, 1944; 422 acres 2 roods 10i perches at West Head, dedicated 2nd November, 3945, for Public Recreation; 31 acres 2 roods 6 perches, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, dedicated 18th October, 1946, for Public Recreation; and 48 acres 3 roods 6 1/2 perches, at The Basin, Pittwater, dedicated 18th October, 1946, for Public Recreation. P. 51-375.   J. B. RENSHAW, Minister for Lands. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment (1951, February 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 307. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220103081 

The ambulance station was at Bayview - housed in what is now the Bayview Sea Scouts building, which had been the home of the Pittwater Aquatic club prior to that. Inaugurated in 1910, it was also close to where a few accidents happened on the Bay View road, at what was once called 'Roche's corner';

RELIEF WORKERS IN MOTOR CRASH 47 Involved - CRASH INTO TREE SYDNEY, Friday.

With the driver frantically trying to regain control, a motor lorry, carrying 47 relief workers to-day crashed Into a tree in Bayview Road, Bayview, throwing the men in all directions. But for the tree, the lorry would have fallen over a 6ft. drop Into Pittwater.

Nine of the men were taken to Manly District Hospital by Manly District Ambulance for treatment. Bushell, who was found to have suffered a probable fracture of the skull, and Tickner and Hyslop with severe lacerations and shock, were admitted to hospital. The others were allowed to leave.

The more seriously Injured men are: —John Bushell, 50, of Osborne Road, Manly, head injuries, large wound on right leg and right finger. Arthur Hyslop, 54, of Banksia Road. Dee Why, probable fractured left leg, Injuries to right arm. and probable internal injuries. Henry Tickner, 61. of Daisy Street, Dee Why abrasions to legs and severe shock. Other men, treated for minor injuries, were: —Arthur Brunette, G3, of High Street, Dee Why, Alonda Augustus Roney, 35,Bennett Street, Manly Vale; Herbert Pomfrett, of Headland Road. Curl Curl; Frederick Loxton, 40, of Dalley Street, Harbord; Charles Rowles, 50,of Pittwater Road. North Manly Arthur Smith, 44, of Pittwater Road, Brookvale. Ambulance treated several others at the scene of the accident for shock and minor abrasions. 

The lorry was one of four conveying the men to the scene of roadway construction in progress at Church Point.  Approaching a sharp bend in the road near Fermoy Avenue, the steering gear of the third lorry suddenly failed, and, failing to take the bend, the lorry crashed headlong into the tree, catapulting Its passengers into the air. Mr. Cedric Williams, who lives in Fermoy Avenue, about 50 yards from the accident scene, was at the rear of his home when a terrific crash was heard. 

'We couldn't see what had happened from where we were,' he said, 'but before we could investigate, a man came running up, shouting out. 'We've had a smash at the bottom of the road. Quickly, can you give us some water.' The man's clothes were torn and he was covered In dust.' Mr. Williams provided the man with a can of water and with his mother accompanied him to the scene of the accident. ''It was an amazing sight. Men were lying everywhere.' he said. 'A local doctor, who had been called, was attending to the injuries of the men.' They certainly were lucky men, for the most part. Only for that tree, which prevented the truck from going into the water, some of them may have been drowned.' Manly District Ambulance was not long in arriving, and after first aid treatment was administered, nine of the men were taken to Manly Hospital. Miss Ruby Cowell, of Bayview post Office store, was standing at the doorway of a shop when she heard what she describes as a loud bang. 'Four trucks pass daily.' she said, 'and I had already seen two of them go by, and when I heard the crash. I guessed it was one of the other trucks.' Miss Cowell directed one of the relief workers to a telephone to call the ambulance. NINE INJURED. (1938, January 29). National Advocate(Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160704753 

Warringah Shire Council Minutes of Meetings records 

22.11.1938 19. The Shire Clerk reported that he had this day received a telephone message from Mr. Brooks, of the Public Works Department, that the new road constructed by the Government as unemployed relief, work from West Head Road via Coal & Candle Creek and McCarr’s Creek to Church Point would be completed in about a week's time, that it was proposed to hold an official opening by the Minister for Works & Local Government, probably on Saturday, 10th December, and the Department would like the Council to participate in the function. Resolved. That the party be entertained by the Council at "Pasadena", Church Point, at the expense of the Council, and the arrangements be left in the hands of the President. (Crs. Butcher, Nicholas) 

Coal and Candle Creek road, alongside McCarrs creek, was actually completed soon after - the works had commenced at the other end as relief work too and went on in construction right up to WWII:

PUBLIC WORKS ACT, 1912.
Ku-ring-gai Chase Roads: McCarrs Creek Road.
Authorisation.

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has authorised the carrying out under the provisions of the Public Works Act, 1912, as amended, of the work described in the Schedule hereto, the estimated cost of which does not exceed £20,000, and has approved of the Minister for Public Works being deemed the Constructing Authority.
Dated this sixth day of August, 1937.
E. S. SPOONER, Minister for Public Works.
Schedule.
McCarrs Creek road: Construction, subject to such deviations as may be deemed necessary by the Minister, of a road: Commencing within portion 26, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and extending generally south-westerly along the south-eastern side of McCarrs Creek to The Upper Gledhill Falls, and extending-thence generally - westerly through the Ku-ring-gai Chase area to a point in West Head road, near the southern boundary of that area. 
PUBLIC WORKS ACT, 1912. (1937, August 6). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3225. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224748056

Conditions for the workers, 500 in all according to this report, weren't ideal:

"DRINK WITH HORSES"
Shocking Conditions On Relief Job 
MEN BEAT TEA BAN

SYDNEY.—"We would be pleased if you would publish some of the following complaints on the McCarr's Creek Road job," writes a representatives of the Manly-Warringah Council of Unemployed and Relief Workers. 

"Last week the Public Works' Department made definite efforts to tighten up the already foul conditions on this job by instructing their gangers that the morning tea which the men had been having, more or Iess under the lap, had to stop, and the first man who attempted to boil the copper would be instantly dismissed.

"The Unemployed Council, not wishing to see anybody -victimised, decided to approach all the men on the matter, and it was decided that at 9.30 a.m. every worker in each gang down tools and walk over to the copper in a body and all take part In boiling the water. This was done while the gangers looked on and threatened that everyone would be docked half an hour, but this was not done. 

HYGIENE 

"This, I think, proves a victory for us, seeing that we are continuing to have it every day by the same methods. We have had several deputations to the engineer and head office on this and other matters and have explained that some of the men have to arise at 4 ajn. to get to this job, which means eight hours without anything to eat. 

"Another serious matter is the fact that we' have no latrines on the Job. This may not sound so bad to some people, seeing that there is nothing but bush out there, we wouldn't mind, either, if we didn't have to drink the water which runs through the bush, and which the men ate forced to use. Another i thing: the horses have to drink from the same holes as us. 

"The department did provide two tanks, but these had been used to preserve herrings in, and the water made some of the men sick. In any case, these are stored about a mile and a half from where' the bulk' of the men are working, the position when the hot weather comes oh. 

ACCIDENTS 

"Another very serious matter is the fact that we have no transport in case of bad accidents and no means of communication. The nearest telephone is five miles away. The department will not connect with the 'phone because it would cost about £60. Apparently it is not worth that amount to protect the lives of about 500 men for at least three years, which the job will take. 

"Just before we close we would like to mention that two members of the Council were victimised over the morning tea trouble. These men were sent to other jobs and isolated. However, they were just on the tail-end of their two weeks on and will now be off for two weeks, so we will have to see what happens when they start again." “DRINK WITH HORSES” (1937, August 31). The Workers' Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1923 - 1939), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article211822157

NEW SCENIC ROADS.
Opening Up Kuring-gai Chase.
MANY IMPROVEMENTS.

Hundreds of men employed by the Public Works Department is ere engaged during the past year building roads which will eventually open up more of the scenic beauties of Kuring gai Chase.

Bobbin Head on a picturesque bend of Cowan Creek has long been a popular motor drive and the completion of the road through from the lodge gates at the Turramurra end of the Mount Colah enhance to the Chase provided what is considered to be one of the finest scenic trips In the metropolitan area. At the northern end it connects with the Pacific Highs leading to Brooklyn at the extremity of the Chase.

A deviation at Bobbin Head which is almost finished leads to Apple Tree Bay, where the trustees propose to reclaim about four acres for a picnic area and construct capacious baths.

Men have been engaged for some time in the construction of a road from Church Point near Pittwater to the head of McCarrs Creek and thence to Coal and Candle Creek opposite Bobbin Head. On its way this road junctions with West Head Road, recently completed a branch of the highway from Pymble to the northern beaches.

The chairman of the trust Mr. R B Orchard said these new roads opened up some of the most beautiful country around Sydney including parts of the Chase that had not accessible to tourists.

The trust is erecting a boatshed at Oyster Bay at the entrance to Coal and Candle Creek adding a refreshment room and conveniences for picnickers. The trust also has plans for further improvements at Bobbin Head where an adequate electric light supply has just been provided Eventually Orchard Park and other resorts in the vicinity will be lit up at night as will the approach roads It was estimated that 500 motorists used the parking area each week. Several times that number passed through on the new road to Mount Colah.

"We still have difficulty," Mr Orchard said protecting the native flora of the Chase. Prosecution of offenders during the year how-ever has had a salutary effect." NEW SCENIC ROADS. (1939, January 3). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17560501

NEW SCENIC ROAD OPENS UP FRESH COUNTRY.


A glimpse of the quaintly-named Coal and Candle Creek from the new scenic road which is being constructed by the Public Works Department. As an accompanying article explains, this road can be reached from Church Point on the Pittwater or from Pymble. It runs through part of the area controlled by the Kuring-gai Chase Trust and opens to the motorist some of the wild and unspoilt areas of the Hawkesbury River country. NEW SCENIC ROAD OPENS UP FRESH COUNTRY. (1939, April 22). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 13. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17570090 

Relief Workers' Complaint

P. E. MEDANA (North, Sydney) writes: Last Thursday 60 men returning home from the McCarrs Creek relief job were held up for five hours when their bus Skidded into a ditch on the way to North Sydney. They had to wait until a breakdown truck arrived and repaired the bus. Yet— when a bus breaks down on the way to work, a relief bus is made available immediately, and only one hour is lost. 

Wives were waiting at North Sydney for the men to get home— it was pay night— and the police station was besieged by anxious Inquirers. Children ran all over the suburb to see If other fathers had returned home yet. But families just had to wait patiently for five hours! 

The least that could be done to compensate the men would be to pay them for that time. Australia will need every man to defend her shores— even the 200,000 unemployed. Is this the way to earn their co-operation?

Only If the Government eliminates the many injustices, such as the above, now meted out to relief workers, will It be on the road to getting that spirit.

I have been Instructed to write this letter as delegate for the men on the McCarr's Creek Job. Relief Workers' Complaint (1939, April 24). Daily News (Sydney, NSW : 1938 - 1940), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article236292374

More Warringah Shire Council Minutes of Meetings records pertaining to this road and those on either side of it and their activities during World War Two:

34. Land Board Office, 9/2/40, further re A. J. Riddle's application for extension of term of his Special Lease for boat shed &c at Pittwater off Church Point, stating Main Roads Department is agreeable to the extension, provided 48 ft. is left from the centre of the existing formation of Bayview Road Lease for future road-widening; requesting Council's concurrence in the extension desired. Resolved, - That the Council concur in the extension. 35. Palm Beach Lands Ltd.,12/2/40, (a) forwarding cheque for • 4.00 for improvement of Norma Road, as arranged, and requesting Norma that the work be proceeded with as early as possible; (b) requesting that as a settlement has now been arrived at, the this its

30. Pittwater Aquatic Club, 17/6/40, advising that on account Bayview of the war the Club has found it necessary to suspend operations, and is unable to pay its debt of £15 to the Council. Referred to the Works Committee. 31. Condmaine & Progress Anzac., 18/6/40, requesting Council to  investigate the possibilities of establishing a road from Manly Vale and adjacent areas to Main Road No. 397, suggesting that a good road could be built from Sunshine Street without engineering difficulties. Resolved, - That the Association be informed that

3. Proposals for Declaration of Additional "Brick Areas" - Report submitted to Council on 18/2/41: Resolved, - That the Council, in exercise of the power given it by Clause 22 (f) of Ordinance 71, hereby declares the following lands to be within "brick areas" and prohibits the erection on such lands of buildings with external walls of materials other than brick, stone or concrete or the like materials, viz - A. All lands having frontage to Main Roads Nos. 159 and 164 (Pittwater Road, Newport Road, Barrenjoey Road and Ocean Road) Brick from the southern boundary of the Shire at Manly Lagoon to the Areas southern extremity of Ocean Road at Palm Beach, except, (i) lands fronting Pittwater Road from Powderworks Road intersection northerly to Warriewood Road intersection; (ii) lands facing Barrenjoey Road from Attunga Road northerly to Plateau. Road  intersection; (iii) lands facing Barrenjoey Road from Careel Head Road intersection northerly to the southern end of Iluka Road at its intersection with Barrenjoey Road; and (iv) lands fronting Barrenjoey Road from Palm Beach Road intersection northerly to Very's property, being Lot 5, D.P.6746 and Lot B. of a resubdivision of Lot 4, D.P. 6746. B. All lands having frontage to or bounded by Condamine Street (Main Road No. 164) in its new location. C. All lands having frontage or bounded by Main Road No, 174. (Bayview Road) from its intersection with Main Road No. 164 (Pittwater Road) at Mona Vale to its north-western extremity at Church Point. (Crs. Sterland, O'Reilly) (A proposed amendment moved by Cr. Campbell, seconded by Cr. Savage, that consideration be deferred for another three months was defeated, and the above motion was carried on division by four votes to three.

More resumptions - With no government having made provision for that future need, land resumptions, in increments quite small at times in order to widen roads, were the only way to achieve the making of access through what had been paddock, orchard and bushland. The era of settlers being expected to make their own tracks and roads were long gone. This list also provides the names of people with land holdings:

Sydney, 26th January,. 1944.

RESUMPTION AND WITHDRAWAL OF LAND AND DEDICATION OF ROAD UNDER SECTIONS 9 AND II, AND DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902, AND OF THE CLOSING OF ROADS.

I, the Right Honourable John de Verb, Baron Wakehurst, Governor of the State of New South Wales, with the advice of the Executive Council, do hereby notify that in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 and 11, Public Roads Act, 1902, the lands described hereunder and required for the roads I specified, shall be and are hereby resumed and withdrawn and dedicated as public road; and in accordance with the provisions of section 18 of such Act, the roads described hereunder are hereby declared to be public road and dedicated to the public accordingly; and also that the roads hereunder specified (intended closing of which has been duly notified), are hereby closed.

WAKEHURST, Governor.

J. M. TULLY, Minister for Lands.




RESUMPTION AND WITHDRAWAL OF LAND AND DEDICATION OF ROAD UNDER SECTIONS 9 AND 11, AND DECLARATION OF ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROAD UNDER SECTION 18, PUBLIC ROADS ACT, 1902, AND OF THE CLOSING OF ROADS. (1944, February 11). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 266. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225093640

Just as at Newport and Avalon, as sen in Roads In Pittwater; The Barrenjoey Road, this area of Pittwater had some marsh areas, what was then called 'The Newport Maze' as much as that area of Bayview-Mona Vale we now call Winnermerrey and the Bayview Golf course range, that was a wetland fed by creeks. On the other side of Barrenjoey road, at its junction with Mona Vale's Village Park, was the area known as the Black Swamp. The emphasis was always on going against the natural 'flow' by draining, 'reclaiming' by filling in such areas so they could be used for farming, for sport, for building homes on:

Department of Public Health, Sydney.
PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1902-3944—SECTION 55.
Area No. 542.
Unhealthy building land at Mona Vale, Shire of Warringah.

THE Board of Health have reported that after due inquiry they are of the opinion that it would be prejudicial to health if certain land situated in the Shire of Warringah, and described in Schedules hereunder, were built upon in its present condition. The Board of Health have further reported that in order to render such land fit to be built upon it is necessary that:—

(a) The land be adequately drained by properly constructed stormwater channels and by subsoil drains;

(b) The surface of the land comprised in Schedule 1 be raised with clean soil at the shore of Pittwater to a height of four feet about the datum shown on plan of this area at the Department of Public Health, and at Mona street and Bay view-road to the height of the adjacent crown of that street or road, rising from the shore, and from the street or road on an even grade of one in 300; 

(c) The surface of the land comprised in Schedule 2 be raised with clean soil at Mona-street to the height of the crown oi' Mona-street, and at the stormwater channels specified in clause (a), to a height twelve inches above the level of the natural surface of the land, rising from Mona-street and from the aforesaid channels on a grade of one in 200;

(d) Floors of buildings erected thereon be laid on joists, the undersides of which shall be not loss than. 18 inches above the surface of the land when raised;

(e) All work be done to the satisfaction of the Board of Health. 

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the power and authority vested in me by section 55 (1) of the Public Health Act, 3902-1944, I hereby declare that such land shall not be built upon until the measures above referred to, which are also specified in a document deposited in the office of the local authority (the Council of the Shire of Warringah) and open to the inspection of any person, have been complied with or until this notice has been revoked by me.

C. A. KELLY, Minister for Health.

Schedule 1.

Commencing at a point being the intersection of the eastern side of Bayview-road with the northern boundary of the northern part of portion 19; and bounded thence on the north by the aforesaid northern boundary south-easterly to the north-eastern corner of portion 19; thence by the highwater mark on the shore of Pittwater generally north and north-east to the south-western side of Waterview-street, being the northernmost corner of lot 1, section B, shown on plan 4,390 (L); thence by Waterview-street and the Esplanade south-westerly and southerly to the easternmost corner of lot 20, section B; thence by a line south-east to a point oil the north-western side of Mona-street, being 150 feet distant and north-east from Darwin-street; thence by Mona-street south-westerly to Bayview-road; thence by Bayview-road northerly to the point of commencement.

Schedule 2.

Commencing at a point on the south-eastern side of Mona-street, being 513 feet distant and south-westerly front the southernmost intersection of Mona-street with Waterview-street ; and bounded thence on the east by a line southerly to the southernmost corner of lot d{ thence by a line south-westerly to the northernmost corner of lot 56, section 1, plan 680 (L); 1 hence by Basset-street south-easterly to Newport-road; thence by Newport-road southerly to Polo-avenue; thence by a line westerly lo !he north-eastern corner of lot 25, d.p. 5,497; thence by the eastern boundaries of lots 25, 26 and 27 southerly to the most southerly corner of lot 27; thence by a line southerly lo a point on the south-western boundary of lot 3, d.p. 5,497, being 80 feet north-westerly from the south-eastern corner of lot 3; thence by a line parallel to Newport-road south-westerly to the north-eastern boundary of lot 6, d.p. 16,794; thence by the north-eastern boundary of lot 6 south-easterly to Newport-road; thence by Newport-road south-westerly to Darley-street; thence by Darley-street north-westerly to By-the-Sea-road; thence by a line northerly to the easternmost corner of lot 31, d.p. 5,497; thence by the north-eastern boundary of lot 31 north-westerly to the northernmost corner of lot 31; thence by a line north-westerly to a point on the north-western boundary of lot 61, section 1, plan 680 (L), being 350 feet distant and north-easterly from Darley-street; thence by a line bearing 275 degrees 170 feet; thence by a line bearing 210 degrees to its intersection with the north-eastern side of Darley-street; thence by a line south-easterly to the northernmost corner of lot 27, section ]. plan 680 (L); thence by the northwestern boundary of lot 27 south-westerly 60 feet; thence by a line parallel to Darley-street south-easterly to the south-eastern boundary of lot 27; thence by that boundary north-easterly to Darley-street; thence by Darley-street south-easterly 330 feet; thence by the following lines in succession, i.e., a line bearing 260 degrees 330 feet; a line bearing 284 degrees 300 feet; a line bearing 318 degrees 180 feet; thence by a line northerly to the northernmost corner of lot 21, section 1, plan 680 (L) ; thence by a line north-westerly to the southernmost corner of lot C, being a subdivision of lot 57, section 1, plan 680 (L) ; thence by a line bearing 328 degrees 520 feet; thence by a line northerly to the southernmost corner of lot 51, section" 1, plan 680 (L); thence by the south-eastern boundary of lot 51 northwesterly to Mona-street; thence by Mona-street north-easterly to the point of commencement. PUBLIC HEALTH ACT,]902-1944—SECTION 55. (1946, March 22). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 657. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224762229

SHIRE OF WARRINGAH.—Road Levels.—Notice is hereby given that the Department of Main Roads, acting on behalf of the Warringah Shire Council, intends to carry out work on Main Road No. 174, Bay view-road, between Bayview and Church Point, necessitating the fixing of levels for this road. Plans showing the new levels may be inspected during office hours at the Shire Hall, Brookvale. All persons interested may lodge objections or claims in writing (addressed to me) within one month from date hereof. W. U. GORS, Shire Clerk, Council Chambers, Brookvale, 7th October, 1949. 2865—10s. SHIRE OF WARRINGAH.—ROAD LEVELS.—Notice is hereby given that the Department of Main Roads, acting on behalf of (1949, October 7). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 2998. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225592257 

The building of a wider Bayview road required taking land from numerous local owners - examples here indicate that stretch between Park Street at Mona Vale and past the Bayview Golf Course:

TRANSPORT (DIVISION OF FUNCTIONS) ACT, 1932-1947.
—MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1949— PROCLAMATION.
(r_.s.) J. NORTHCOTT, Governor.

I, Lieutenant-General John Northcott, Governor of the State of New South Wales, in the Commonwealth of Australia, with the advice of the Executive Council and by virtue of the provisions of the Transport (Division of Functions) Act, 19323947, and in pursuance of the provisions of the Main Roads Act, 1924-1949, do, by this my Proclamation, declare that so much of the land hereunder described as is Crown land is hereby appropriated, and so much thereof as is private property is hereby resumed under the provisions of the Public Works Act, 1912, for the purposes of the Main Roads Act, 1924-1949, and that the land hereunder described is hereby vested in the Commissioner for Main Roads, and I hereby further declare the land hereunder described to be a public road, and, in accordance with a recommendation of the Commissioner for Main Roads, the said land is hereby placed under the control of the Council of the Shire of Warringah.

Signed and sealed at Sydney, this fifth day of April, 1950.

By His Excellency's Command,

M. O'SULLIVAN, Minister for Transport.

GOD SAVE THE KING!

Descriptions of the Land referred to.

All that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and. Stale of New South Wales, being part of lots 5a to 12a inclusive, deposited plan 4,010, part of portion 19, parish arid county aforesaid, part of lot 11, section 1, Mona Vale Estate, part of lot A as shown on plan in Dealing B93666, and part of a reserve for public recreation: Commencing at the intersection of a north-eastern side of Bayview-road with the northwestern boundary of lot 5a aforesaid; and bounded thence on the north-west by that boundary of that lot bearing 57 degrees 20 minutes 37 feet 74 inches to the north-eastern boundary of lot 5a, aforesaid; thence on the north-east by part of that boundary of that lot bearing 152 degrees 55 minutes 81 feet 7 ½ inches; again on the north-east, the east and again on the north-east by marked lines bearing consecutively 189 degrees 5 minutes 5 seconds 880 feet 1 inch, 170 degrees 51 minutes 35 seconds 82 feet 6| inches, 174 degrees 24 minutes 30 seconds 82 feet 6& inches, 177 degrees 57 minutes 25 seconds 52 feet inches 181 degrees 30 minutes 20 seconds 82 feet 6| inches, 183 degrees 16 minutes 50 seconds 678 feet 10 inches, 181 degrees 6 minutes 10 seconds 96 feet inches, 16 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds 96 feet 3 ½ inches, 172 degrees 23 minutes 20 seconds 96 feet 3 ½ inches, 168 degrees 1 minute 55 seconds 96 feet 3| inches, 163 degrees 40 minutes 30 seconds 9(3 feet 3£ inches, 159 degrees 19 minutes 5 seconds 96 feet 3 ½ inches, 154 degrees 57 minutes 40 seconds 96 feet 3 ½ inches, 150 degrees 36 minutes 40 seconds 06 feet and 146 degrees 15 minutes 20 seconds 96 feet 7 ½ inches to a north eastern side of Bayview-road; thence on the south-west, the north-west, the west, again on the south-west, again on the west and again on the south-west by that road bearing consecutively 324 degrees 4 minutes 10 seconds 240 feet 9| inches, 344 degrees 18 minutes 10 seconds 746 feet 11 inches, 31 degrees 47 minutes 10 seconds 157 feet 6 ½ inches, 4 degrees 56 minutes 10 seconds 460 feet 4| inches, 347 degrees 3; minutes 271 feet 9 ½ inches, 352 degrees 30 minutes 440 feet 101 inches, 346 degrees 23 minutes 15 seconds 425 feet 6J inches and 306 degrees 8 minutes 15 seconds 29 feet 10 inches to the point of commencement,—having an area of 1 acre 3 roods -5 perches or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of the estate of the late John Orr, the estate of the late A. R. Percy, F. G. Larson, F. E. T. Lewis, the Council of the Shire of Warringah, the Crown and others.

Also, all that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being part of lot 2, section 1, Mona Vale Estate, and part of lot 6, section 1, deposited plan 6,392: Commencing at the intersection of the north-western boundary of lot 6 aforesaid with a south-western side of Bay view-road; and bounded thence on the north-east by part of that side of that road bearing 169 degrees 6 minutes 20 seconds 125 feet 10| inches; thence on the south-west by marked lines bearing consecutively 346 degrees 36 minutes 10 seconds 49 feet 6 inches, 311 degrees 35 minutes 40 seconds 49 feet 6 inches, 336 degrees 35 minutes 15 seconds 49 feet 6£ inches, 331 degrees 34 minutes 50 seconds 49 feet 63 inches and 326 degrees 34 minutes 20 seconds 49 feet 6 inches to a south-western side of Bayview-road; again on the north-east by part of that side of that road bearing 144 degrees 4 minutes 30 seconds 125 feet 10§ inches to the point of commencement, —having an area of 4 perches or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of the estate of the late J. Orr and Mrs. Christina D. Orr.

Also, all that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being part of lot 1, section 1, deposited plan 6,392: Commencing at the intersection of a south-western side of Bayview-road with a north-eastern side of Darley-street; and bounded thence on the south-west by part of that side of that street bearing north-westerly 8 feet; thence on the north-west by a marked line bearing north-easterly 6 feet 7 inches to the south-western side of Bayview-road aforesaid; thence on the north-east by part of that side of that road bearing south-easterly 8 feet to the point of commencement,—having an area of 24 square feet or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of Mrs. Christina D. Orr.

Also, all that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being part of lot 1, section 2, deposited plan 6,392: Commencing at the intersection of a north-eastern side of Bayview-road with a south-western side of Darley-street; and bounded thence on the north-east by part of that side of that street bearing south-easterly 8 feet; thence on the south-east by a marked line bearing south-westerly 6 feet 8 inches to the north-eastern side of Bayview-road aforesaid; thence on the south-west by part of that side of that road bearing north-westerly 8 feet to the point of commencement,—having an area of 24 square feet or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of Irene A. Westmoreland.

Also, all that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being part of lots 1, 2 and 3, section 2, deposited plan 6,392: Commencing at the intersection of the north-western boundary of lot 2 aforesaid with a northeastern side of Bayview-road; and bounded thence on the south-west by parts of north-eastern sides of that road bearing 329 degrees 5 minutes 7 feet 4 inches and 348 degrees 54 minutes 50 seconds 169 feet 0-} inch; thence on the northeast by marked lines bearing consecutively 166 degrees 29 minutes 30 seconds 81 feet 8| inches, 161 degrees 38 minutes 50 seconds 81 feet 8| inches, 156 degrees 46 minutes 5 seconds 82 feet 10i inches and 152 degrees 2 minutes 25 seconds 78 feet 2f inches to a north-eastern side of Bayview-road aforesaid; again on the south-west by part of that side of that road bearing 329 degrees 5 minutes 151 feet 8 inches to the point of commencement,—having an area of 6 perches or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of Irene A. Westmoreland, E. C. Seale and G. M. Bushnell.

And also, all that piece or parcel of land situate in the Shire of Warringah, parish of Narrabeen, county of Cumberland, and State of New South Wales, being part of lot 7 as shown on plan 6,546 (L) at the Registrar-General's Office; Commencing at the intersection of a south-western side of Bayview-road with a north-eastern side of Park-street; and bounded thence on the south-west by part of that side of that street bearing north-westerly 12 feet; thence on the northwest by a marked line bearing north-easterly 6 feet 0| inch to the south-western side of Bayview-road aforesaid; thence on the north-east by part of that side of that road bearing south-easterly 12 feet to the point of commencement,—having an area of 35 square feet or thereabouts, and said to be in the possession of G. E. Johnson.

(D.M.E, No. 479-1,523) TRANSPORT (DIVISION OF FUNCTIONS) ACT, 1932-1947. —MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1949.—PROCLAMATION. (1950, April 21). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 1079. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220099707 

In 1951 Main road No.: 162 was extended all the way to Church Point where it meets McCarr's Creek road and Bay View Road was no longer as it received the official naming we know this road by today - 'Pittwater Road':

MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1950.—PROCLAMATION.

(L.S.) J. NORTHCOTT, Governor.
I, Lieutenant-General Sir John Northcott, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Member of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor of the State of New South Wales and its Dependencies, in the Commonwealth of Australia, with the advice of the Executive Council, and in terms of section 8 of the Main Roads Act, 1924-1950, and in pursuance of the Transport (Division of Functions) Act, 1932-1950, do by this proclamation give and notify to the main roads or portions thereof described in the first column of the Schedule hereto the names appearing opposite thereto in the second column of the said Schedule.

Signed and sealed at Sydney, this tenth day of January, 1951.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. F. SHEAHAN, Minister for Transport.

GOD SAVE THE KING!

Schedule.

Description.                                                                                                                          Name. 
That portion of Main Roads Nos. 159 and 164 from Raglan-street, Manly,                    Pittwater-road.
to Mona Vale, and Main Road No. 174 from Main Road No. 164 at Mona Vale 
to Church Point.                                      

Main Road No. 164 from Mona Vale to Ocean-road, Palm Beach.                                  Barrenjoey-road.

Main Road No. 162 from the Pacific Highway (State Highway No. 10) at Pymble         Mona Vale road.
to Main Road No. 164 at Mona Vale.

Main Road No. 174 from Church Point to Main Road No. 162 at Terry Hill.                        McCarrs Creek road.

Main Road No. 328 from Pittwater- road (Main Road No. 164), Brook-vale,                       Warringah-road.
to Roseville Bridge within the Shire of Warringah.

(D.M.R. 479-5,320)
MAIN ROADS ACT, 1924-1950.—PROCLAMATION. (1951, February 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 290. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220102904
Church Point, Pittwater, circa 1900-1927, Broadhurst Postcards, courtesy State Library of NSW.
Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your Name - Church Point, threads collected and collated by A J Guesdon, 2020.

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Biddy Lewis and Martha Catherine Benns Pittwater Matriarchs A Glimpse of the Hawkesbury.(1883) By Francis Myers. Illustrated by J C Hoyte   Pittwater's New Cycle Track of 1901 Manly to Newport  The Rock Lily Hotel  Barrenjoey House The Pasadena Jonah's St Michael's Arch  The First Royal Visitor to Australia: the Incident at Clontarf March 12th, 1868  Pittwater: Lovely Arm of the Hawkesbury By NOEL GRIFFITHS - includes RMYC Wharf and Clareville Wharf of 1938 + An Insight into Public Relations in Australia George Mulhall First Champion of Australia in Rowing - First Light-Keeper  at Barranjuey Headland  Captain Francis Hixson - Superintendent of Pilots, Lights, and Harbours and Father of the Naval Brigade  The First Boat Builders of Pittwater I: the Short Life and Long Voyages of Scotland Island Schooner the Geordy  The Marquise of Scotland Island  Boat Builders of Pittwater II: from cargo schooners and coasters to sailing skiffs and motorised launches  130th Anniversary of Australia’s Sudan Contingent - Local Connections of the first Australians to Serve  The Riddles of The Spit and Bayview/Church Point: sailors, boat makers, road pavers and winning rowers The Currawong: Classic Yacht VP Day Commemorative Service 2015 –  at Avalon Beach RSL Cenotaph: 70th Anniversary   Captain T. Watson and his Captain Cook Statues: A Tribute to Kindness  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Hordern or Wiltshire Parks to McKay Reserve – From Beach to Estuary  Pittwater Reserves, The Green Ways: Clareville Wharf and Taylor's Point Jetty Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways Bilgola Beach - The Cabbage Tree Gardens and Camping Grounds - Includes Bilgola - The Story Of A Politician, A Pilot and An Epicure by Tony Dawson and Anne Spencer  Pittwater Reserves - The Green Ways: Mona Vale's Village Greens a Map of the Historic Crown Lands Ethos Realised in The Village, Kitchener and Beeby Parks Pittwater Regatta Air Race Trophies: from 1934 and 1935 and The Pilot Who Saved William Hughes  Pittwater Reserves: The Green Ways; Bungan Beach and Bungan Head Reserves:  A Headland Garden  Early Pittwater Paddlers,  Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Green Family  Elanora - Some Early Notes and Pictures  The Stewart Towers On Barrenjoey Headland  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Williams Family  Early Cricket in Pittwater: A small Insight Into the Noble Game from 1880's On  The Pacific Club's 2016 Carnival in Rio Fundraiser for Palm Beach SLSC Marks the 79th Year of Support  Bert Payne Park, Newport: Named for A Man with Community Spirit  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Fox Family  Surf Carnivals in February 1909, 1919, 1925, a Fancy Dress Rise of Venus and Saving Lives with Surfboards  Early Pittwater Paddlers, Oarsmen, Rowers and Scullers: The Paddon Family of Clareville  Mermaid Basin, Mona Vale Beach: Inspired 1906 Poem by Viva Brock  Early Pittwater Schools: The Barrenjoey School 1872 to 1894  The Royal Easter Show and 125th Celebration of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College: Farmers Feed Us!  The Newport School 1888 to 2016  Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners of Bliss - A History  The Royal Botanical Garden Sydney Celebrates 200 Years in 2016 The Porter Family of Newport: Five Brother Soldiers Serve in WWI  Church Point and Bayview: A Pittwater Public School Set on the Estuary  The Basin, Pittwater: A Reprise: Historical Records and Pictures  Lighthouse Cottages You Can Rent in NSW - Designed or Inspired by Colonial Architect James Barnet: Includes Historic 'Lit' Days records   Bayview Days Ships Biscuits - the At Sea Necessity that Floated William Arnott’s Success  Mona Vale Public School 1906 to 2012    St Johns Camden: 176th And 167th Anniversaries In June 2016 - Places To Visit  Narrabeen Lagoon And Collaroy Beachfront: Storms And Flood Tides Of The Past  Avalon Beach Public School - A History   Muriel Knox Doherty Sir Herbert Henry Schlink  Shopping And Shops In Manly: Sales Times From 1856 To 1950 For A Fishing Village  Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom   Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's 150th Sailing Season Opening: A Few Notes Of Old  A Few Glimpses Into Narrabeen's Past Beauties   Dr. Isobel Ida Bennett AO   Taronga Zoo 100th Birthday Parade: 1000 Reasons To Celebrate  War Memorials: Manly, October 14, 1916  Avalon Beach Golf Links: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  War Memorials - Mona Vale, November 14, 1926  Annie Wyatt Reserve Palm Beach: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II Tumbledown Dick Hill  Waratah Farm and Narrabeen Plums: Pittwater Fields of Dreams II  Mark Twain, J.F. Archibald And Henry Lawson - Did They Go Fishing At Narrabeen In The Spring Of 1895?: Probably!  Bayview Baths Centenary Celebration in November 2016 hosted by Bayview-Church Point Residents Association  Dr. Jenny Rosen's Historical Timeline  Palm Beach RSL - Club Palm Beach Celebrating 60 Years  Early Years At Narrabeen: The Plane Sailing Day Of 1944 The  Five Ways- Six ways Junction; Kamikaze Corner - Avalon Bilgola  RPAYC Season on Pittwater and coming of Jubilees in Summer of 1938 Local Explorers’ Modern Day Discovery - Governor Phillip’s First Landing site, Campsite and contact with Local Aborigines in Pittwater: The Case for West Head Beach  Rendezvous Tea Rooms Palm Beach: links with 1817 and 1917: Palm Beach Stores  and Fishermen St Cloud's Jersey Stud: Elanora Heights: Pittwater Fields of Dreams  Roderic Quinn's Poems And Prose For Manly, Beacon Hill, Dee Why And Narrabeen  A Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I – Of Places, Peoples And The Development Of Australian Art And Artists: The Estuary  Celebrating World Radio Day: The Bilgola Connection With The Beginnings Of Radio In Australia  Emile Theodore Argles - champion of all Australians without a Voice - a very funny Satirist, Manly Poet and Pittwater Prose Writer and Litterateur  Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrates 85th Birthday: A Few Pittwater Connections  Victor James Daley: A Manly Bard And Poet who also came to Pittwater and the Hawkesbury  Let's Go Fly A Kite !: Palm Beach Whistling Kites Inspire sharing How to Make Standard, Box and Whistling Boy Kites - school holidays fun with a bit of Australian and Narrabeen history  Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains  Historic Catalogue And Record Of Pittwater Art I: Coastal Landscapes and Seascapes  The Bayview Tea Gardens 1920 to 1923 When Run By Thomas Edward And Annie Newey (Nee Costello) An Australian and RPAYC Commodore Aboard an America's Cup Challenger of 1908 and 1914   Henry Lawson - A Manly Bard and Poet: on his 150th Birthday  Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art I: Artists and Artists Colonies  Opportunity To Visit Submarine War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago  Early Bayview - insights courtesy Don Taylor and Margaret Tink Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side   Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: John (Jack) Ralston and Nora McAuliffe  Patrick Edward Quinn: A Manly Prose writer who gave us A Run To Pittwater (1889) and Songs for the Federation of Australia  Avalon Beach North Headland Indian Face 'Falls': An Everchanging Coastline  Nautical Treasure In Suburbia  Pittwater: Where the Wild Flowers Are 1917 to 2017  Narani, Captain Cook Celebrations At MVPS And Elvina Bay Memories - 1970s  Early Pittwater Surfers – Palm Beach I: Alrema Becke Queen of Palm Beach  The Beachcombers Surfboard Riding Club: Palm Beach, NSW - 1959 to 1961 Year Dated Beer Bottles Found at Taylors Point  Early Pittwater Surfers: Avalon Beach I  - 1956: The Carnival That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard and Being Able To SurfAcross A Wave Face - Reg Wood Anecdotes    Mona Vale SLSC To Be Completely Renewed + A Few Insights from the Pages of the Past  The Firecracker That Closed Narrabeen Hotel By Ken Lloyd (Savalloyd) + Narrabeen Hotel Licence Transfer Trail  Traces Of WWII Coast Watchers Found On Bangalley Headland - 1942  Early Warriewood  SLSC insights per Norman Godden + Extras  The Macphersons of Wharriewood and Narrabeen: the photo albums of William Joseph Macpherson  Angophora Reserve Avalon 1938 Dedication  Avalon Preservation Association History by Geoff Searl Pittwater Summer Houses: 1916 Palm Beach Cottage and Palm Beach House  Pittwater YHA: Some History  WWI Historian Presents New Film On The Beersheba Charge At Avalon Beach Historical Society Meeting  Newport's Bushlink 'From The Crown To The Sea' Paths: Celebrating Over 20 Years Of Community Volunteer Bushcare Results  Pittwater Fishermen: The Sly Family Narrabeen Exploits and Manly Community Contributors: The First Surfboat at Manly Beach  Women In The Surf Life Saving Movement As Life Savers: From At Least 1910 Locally - Awarded Medals For Saving Lives From 1880 In NSW  Windsor Bridge: Planned Destruction Of Historic Link With A Pittwater Connection The Rise Of The Cruising Season: A Look At Some Early Australian sailers and Local Visitor Beauties     Pittwater Fishermen: Barranjoey Days Polo By The Sea 2018: Over A Hundred Years Of Loving This Game In Pittwater  Australia Day Regatta Began As Anniversary Day Regatta  Black Bakelite Telephone: Early Pittwater Phone Numbers  Hy-Brasil, Avalon Beach - Pittwater Summer Houses  Ferry Names for Emerald Class: The Gibbs-Turner Original Magic Button  Pittwater Summer Houses: A Tent At Palm Beach's Governor Phillip Park 'Neath Barrenjoey  Pittwater Summer Houses: The Cabin, Palm Beach - The Pink House Of The Craig Family  Manly's Early Sand Sculptors: How Pennies Can Become Pounds and Found A New Art   Retracing Governor Phillip's Footsteps Around Pittwater: The Mystery Of The Cove On The East Side by Geoff Searl and Roger Sayers 230th Anniversary Edit March 2018  Black-Necked Stork, Mycteria Australis, Once Visited Pittwater: Pair Shot in 1855  Butter Churns: Pittwater Dairies The Drainage System In Thompson Square, Windsor  Sydney Royal Easter Show 2018 Show Stopper Beer Brewed By Modus Operandi Mona Vale Extends Locals Input Into RAS Annual Celebration Of Local Products Sydney's Royal Easter Show Showbag Began As An Australian Sample Bag   Pittwater Fishermen: Great Mackerel, Little Mackerel (Wilson's Beach - Currawong) and The Basin  Motor Car Tours To And In Pittwater Show Us The Way This Place Once Was  Some Bayview Memories: The Lloyd Family Tarramatta Park, Mona Vale 1904  The Collaroy Paddle Steamer: New Ephemera Added To Public Accessible Records - Her Connections To Pittwater  The Roads And Tracks Of Yesterday: How The Avalon Beach Subdivisions Changed The Green Valley Tracks  Australian Sailing's Barranjoey Pin Program; some insights into this Pittwater Yacht and owner, Sir W Northam who won Australia’s first Olympic sailing gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games  Avalon Beach Historical Society’s 9th Great Historic Photographic Exhibition: Thousands Of Stories Made Accessible  The Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge: Timely Winter Anniversaries and Commemorations For A Septuagenarian and her Predecessor  Photographers Of Pittwater Capture Historic Insights: A. J. (Arthur James) Vogan, 1859-1948  Roads To Pittwater: The Wakehurst Parkway Along Old Oxford Falls Track  Roads To Pittwater: The Pittwater Road  My Holiday by Charles de Boos – 1861  Shark-proof pools at Manly on the Harbourside  Dad's Fishing Shack At Long Reef  Historic Photographers Of Pittwater: Harold 'Caz' Cazneaux 1878 - 1953 Roads To Pittwater: The Mona Vale Road  My Singing Story Barrenjoey High School's 50th Year: History Notes + The Original Barrenjoey School  A Bunch Of Wildflowers: Historical Spring September Songs  Camden-Campbelltown Hospitals & Carrington Convalescent Hospital: A Mona Vale-Frenchs' Forest Hospitals Comparison With Pittwater History Links The Newport School: 1888 to 2018  A Visit to Bungan Castle by ABHS   Roads In Pittwater: The Barrenjoey Road Remembrance Day 2018 - Pittwater Veterans WWI 100 Years From Armistice Day 1918   Filmed in Pittwater: A Sentimental Reprise + Narrabeen  Roads In Pittwater: The Bay View Road  The NSW Women's Legal Status Bill 1918: How The 'Petticoat Interference In Government' Came Of Age - A 100 Years Celebration Of Women Alike Our Own Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson Scott Brewster Dillon: A Tribute - He Did It His Way  Pittwater Summer Houses: Rocky Point and Elvina Bay -  A Place Of  Holiday Songs and Operas In Ventnor, Fairhaven, Trincomalee and Maritana    Remains Of Captain Matthew Flinders Discovered: Links with Bungaree of Broken Bay   Isabella Jessie Wye MBE OAM (Isa)  Off To School In 2019 Quicker Than 104 Years Ago  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: Charles Bayliss  Harold Nossiter's Classic Yachts  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Scotland Island  Art Deco Inspirations In Palm Beach: The Palladium Dance-Hall, Cafe And Shop - The Surf Pavilion - The Beacon Store  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your Name - Newport Beach  Professor Christopher John Brennan: A Poet Of Newport Beach  M.V. Reliance Turns 100  Avalon Beach Historical Society March 2019 Meeting: Focus On Trappers Way   Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Clareville  Photographers of Early Pittwater: Henry King  Photographers Of Early Pittwater: David 'Rex' Hazlewood  Richard Hayes Harnett - First Commodore Of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Designer Of The Yacht 'Australian' - Based On The Lines Of A Mackerel  Pittwater Summer Houses: Waiwera and Hopton Lodge, Bayview The Sirius Circumnavigation (1935-1937): Nossiter Trio Make Australian Sailing History  Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Avalon Beach  Were Manly's Statues, Smashed For Road Ballast, Sculpted By Achille Simonetti?   Pittwater Roads II: Where the Streets Have Your name - Warriewood  Avalon Beach Historical Society June 2019 Meeting  Flint and Steel Guesthouse    Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - 'Green Hills', Elanora Heights, and Ingleside  Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians Added To UNESCO Memory Of The World Register - The Missing Pages Restored  RPAYC To Host 100th Year Of The Scandinavian Gold Cup and 5.5m Worlds In January 2020 - some Etchells Worlds and Gold Cup on Pittwater History    Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name: Mona Vale  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Bungan  Shark Meshing 2018/19 Performance Report + Historical Pittwater Shark Notes  Anthony Thomas Ruskin Rowe, Spitfire Pilot (1919 To 1943) - Who Defended Darwin And His Mate: An Avalon Beach And Pittwater Hero  Newport Surf Club Celebrates 110 Years On October 19, 2019 - A Few Club Firsts  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Bilgola  Tram Memorabilia - Historic Daylight Run For Sydney Light Rail Begins 80 Years After Last Tram To Narrabeen Closed  Historic Insights From The Australian National Maritime Museums 1890 Pitt Water 'Era' Yacht Collection: The Basin Regattas   Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Coaster's Retreat and The Basin Samuel Wood Postcards of Pittwater and Manly  Bilgola SLSC Celebrates 70 Years: Anecdotes from Early Members  Pittwater Roads II - Where the Streets Have Your Name - Great Mackerel Beach  G . E. Archer Russell (1881-1960) and His Passion For Avifauna From Narrabeen To Newport  A History Of The Campaign For Preservation Of The Warriewood Escarpment by Angus Gordon and David Palmer  Mark Foy of Bayview 2019 Inductee into Australian Sailing Hall of Fame  The Victa Lawnmowers Story With A Careel Bay Link  Plaque Unveiled To Mark Phenomenal Surfing Revolution Commencement: the 1956  Carnival at Avalon Beach That Introduced The Malibu Surfboard  The Other Angels From Avalon: 50th Anniversary Of The IRB Marks The Saving Of Over 100 Thousand Lives The Eos: Classic Pittwater Yachts  Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Whale Beach  Palm Beach Pavilion To Be Renamed The Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks DSO, MC Pavilion - some historical insights  Daniel Gordon Soutar's Influence On Local Golf Courses: Some History Notes Pittwater Fire Boats History: January 2020 Tribute Palm Beach Pavilion Renaming Dedication Honours Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Marks DSO, MC  Ella McFadyen's Love Of Pittwater: An Environment, Wildlife and Children's Champion Ella McFadyen's Love Of Pittwater: A Children's Champion - shorter version for Children  Sydney Bus Museum Volunteers Helps Mona Vale Bus Depot Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Opening Dorothy Hawkins - a new film by John Illingsworth  Dorothy Hawkins' family, father Joseph Homer, ran a dairy near Winnererremy Bay at Mona Vale from 1936 Narrabeen Fire Brigade Celebrates 100th Anniversary + A Few Extra Insights Into Local Fires And Brigade Formations  Pittwater, Narrabeen Lagoon & The Collaroy Beachfront: Some Storms and Flood Tides Of The Past - With Pictures  The Wolverene At Broken Bay In 1885   Jack 'Bluey' Mercer (January 2nd, 1923 - February 17th, 2020) - West Head Battery in WWII  Manly Children's Festival Federation Of A Commonwealth Medals Of 1901  Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson: 2020 International Womens Day + Pittwater Online 10 Years Celebrations  The Bona - Classic Wooden Yacht 2020 Answers North Head Quarantine Station, Manly: Some History - Governor Ralph Darling Saved Australians, Saved Australia  Winnererremy Bay: Angus Gordon, the Sequel to Dorothy Hawkins by John Illingsworth Roderic Quinns Poems and Prose For Manly, Beacon Hill, Dee Why And Narrabeen - 10 Year Celebrations and all Manly-Pittwater Poets Series in One Place  Stargazing In Pittwater: Historic and Contemporary   The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffrey 1899  Harold Tristram Squire: October 28, 1868 - May 16,1938; Artist of Mona Vale  All Is Quiet On The Western Front by Roger Sayers Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Palm Beach   Large Sunfish Caught at Barranjuee in 1875  Grace Brook, 1921-2017 by Paul McGrath and Robin Bayes  The Pittwater Floating Hotels That Almost Were: Old Paddle Steamers, Fairmiles  + A Current 'Lilypad'  Pittwater's Ocean Beach Rock Pools: Southern Corners Of Bliss - A History: Updated 2020  Long Reef Aquatic Reserve Celebrates 40th Anniversary  Pittwater Roads II: Where The Streets Have Your Name - Careel Bay   Careel Bay Reserves and Playing Fields in Careel Bay Playing Fields Reserve - Including Hitchcock Park: Birds, Boots & Beauty  North Narrabeen Rock Pool: Some History Narrabeen Lakes Amateur Swimming Club by Maureen Rutlidge, Life Member  Avalon Beach North Headland: An Ever-Changing Coastline - Storm Swell Of July 2020  Anthony Thomas Ruskin Rowe, Spitfire Pilot (1919 To 1943) - 75th VP Day Tributes 2020  Walter ('Wal') Williams - VP Day 75th Tributes 2020 Gwenyth Sneesby (nee Forster) 75th VP Day Tributes 2020  Pittwater's Midget Submarine M24 War Grave Renews Memories Of 75 Years Ago   Avalon Beach and Surrounds in 1968 and 1970 - Photos Taken By Gary Clist  Muriel Knox Doherty of Avalon Beach VP Day 2020 75th Anniversary Tributes