In 1947 the 'Burrowa News' (as it was called before 1951) and the 'Crookwell Gazette', ran a story about a local horse. The pony, whose name is not given, was reared by a Mrs. Hines; a Benvendale local. The pony was used in the local mail run, and the Crookwell Gazette estimates it travelled, in... Continue Reading →
Stories from the Whittington & Noakes family line.
This first cluster of stories are mainly concerned with members of the Whittington and Noakes families (and the families that married into them). Details on these two family groups, and the members who are most likely to be discussed here, can be found on their relevant family pages: Whittington and Noakes. More stories will be... Continue Reading →
A 69th birthday celebration turns tragic.
It is January 1938. A group of Bevendale locals had gathered at the ‘Mayfield’ homestead, the home of Emma and James Noakes. The lady of the house, Emma Noakes (nee Brown), was turning 69 and while she was returning from her mail run, her local friends and family had gathered for a birthday surprize. Green... Continue Reading →