In 1836 on October 19, James Giffin, his wife Jane nee Johnston and their family of four children arrived in the colony aboard the clipper Mandarin. They had left Ireland, their country of origin, on 5 July 1837, some three months previously. Read the rest of this entry »
OBITUARY MRS A. F. GIFFIN 18 August 1950
A link with the early days of this district was severed with the passing of Mrs Amy Florence Giffin, at the age of 77 years, at her residence at Fairfield on August 5th.
She and her husband had a farming property on Gumble Road many years ago, and raised a large family there. Her late husband was James Giffin. Read the rest of this entry »
OBITUARY MR ALLAN GIFFIN 13 March 1969
For many years a popular resident of Molong, Mr Allan Giffin (72) passed away suddenly at his home in Fairlight on February 19th.
He had not been in good health for some time, but had not been incapacitated, and was mowing his lawn at the time of his collapse.
He was born at Manildra, and lived for some time at Woodburn on the North Coast. He later conducted a garage at Tullamore, where he was manager. Read the rest of this entry »
OBITUARY MR ALLAN GIFFIN 17 September 1938
The death occurred on September 12th at his residence 79 Station Street, Guildford, of erstwhile resident of Manildra in the person of Mr Allan Giffin, at the age of 72 years.
The deceased spent his boyhood days in the district, being the son of the late Mr and Mrs Alexander Giffin Snr, one of the first settlers of this district. Read the rest of this entry »
OBITUARY MR ALEXANDER GIFFIN SNR. 24 June 1916
The death occurred at his home Bellvue Manildra, on Sunday last, of one of the district’s oldest residents, Mr Alexander Giffin Snr at the age of 88 years, the cause of death being senile decay.
The deceased was born at Belfast, Ireland, on the 18th February, 1828. He arrived at Sydney in 1836. After having been a seafarer for some time he married Elizabeth Frogley in Sydney. After living in Sydney for a time Mr and Mrs Giffin travelled to the Macquarie River, where they resided until 1875, when they migrated to Manildra, selecting close to the village. There they remained till about ten years ago when, relinquishing farming, they retired to the home Mr Giffin had erected opposite the Anglican Church. Here Mr Giffin resided until the time of his death. Read the rest of this entry »