Alexander Giffin (-1948)

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OBITUARY  MR ALEXANDER GIFFIN 12 May 1948

One of the links with the early days of Manildra was broken with the death on Monday at 10am of one of its oldest and most highly respected residents, in the person of Mr Alexander Giffin.

The deceased was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Alexander Giffin, pioneer settlers of this district, and one of a large family. He was born in the Bathurst district, 84 years ago, coming to these parts with his parents, when aged 11 years. His father selected land in this district, the property Ainsdale, on the boundary of the east side of Manildra, being the original holding, where the deceased resided all his life with his family, except for a few months prior to his demise. Read the rest of this entry »

Ada Jane Giffin

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OBITUARY  MISS A. J. GIFFIN  30 April 1943

A well known and highly esteemed resident of the district, Miss Ada Jane Giffin, died at Nurse Brown’s Private Hospital on Monday morning.

The late Miss Giffin was a native of Sydney and was 79 years of age.

She came to Manildra upward of 50 years ago, and entered the employ of the late G. W. Griffith, who at the time conducted the I.X.L. Store in old Manildra. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Frogley and Amy Newlove Sweetman

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RICHARD FROGLEY WEDDING NOTICE
Molong Express August 1904

FROGLEY – SWEETMAN

A quiet wedding was solemnised at St. John’s Church, Molong on Wednesday last when Canon Allidis solemnised the nuptials of Mr Richard FROGLEY of Garra and Mrs Amy Newlove Sweetman, daughter of Mr Richard Bradley of the same locality.  Miss L. Bradley [sister of the bride] attended as bridesmaid and Mr E. Harvey of Orange as best man.

Only intimate friends of the contracting parties were present and after the ceremony the newly married couple left for Orange en route to Dubbo to spend their honeymoon.
For further information see Manildra Memories folder at Manildra Library

Richard Frogley

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RICHARD FROGLEY TRIBUTE
Molong Express 1-7-1939

Time Rolls Its Ceaseless Course

Due to some inherent and intangible chord in our nature we fail, at times, to realise, or assess the extent of some calamity that has befallen us.  Time alone will bring us to a full realisation of our loss, as it will also help us overcome it.  The tragic loss to our small community of our esteemed and worthy friend and townsman, Richard FROGLEY, whose death occurred at his home at Manildra, on the 20th instant, is the climax to a series of sad misfortunes we have recently suffered.  This sad event has removed from our midst a man of sterling worth, a loving husband and a tender and devoted father and a generous friend.
The dauntless heart that feared no human pride,
Richard FROGLEY!  The man!  The brother!
Hast thou gone, and gone forever?
And hast thou crossed that silent river
Life’s weary bound?
Like tee, where shall I find another
The world around.
   D.S.B.
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Richard Frogley and Amy Newlove Sweetman

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RICHARD FROGLEY AND AMY NEWLOVE SWEETMAN nee BRADLEY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Registration number   97
Date of Marriage   24TH AUGUST 1904
Place of Marriage   MOLONG, ST JOHN’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Names and Surnames of Parties RICHARD FROGLEY & AMY NEWLOVE SWEETMAN
Usual Occupations   FARMER
Usual Place of Residence  GARRA
Conjugal Status   BACHELOR and WIDOW
Birthplace    GARRA
Age     GROOM 34, BRIDE 26
Groom’s Father’s Name  JOHN PRICE FROGLEY
Groom’s Mother’s Name  MARY ANN BROWN
Bride’s Father’s Name  RICHARD BRADLEY
Bride’s Mother’s Name  SARAH ROBARDS
Groom’s Father’s Occupation  FARMER
Bride’s Father’s Occupation  FARMER
For further information see Manildra Memories folder at Manildra Library