Thursday, March 28, 2013

George Hillier

Where did the suburb name of Hillier come from?  None other than George Hillier.

GEORGE HILLIER, farmer, is a native of Gloucestershire, England, and was born in 1826.  He left school when young and went into a cloth factory, and remained at the trade for three years. In 1840 he came to South Australia with his parents John and Priscilla FRY and two siblings, on the ship Eliza.  He was aged 14 years.  On his arrival was variously employed in ordinary labour. He then worked with his father in Adelaide at the wheelwright's trade, which he continued at for a time. He then went to the goldfields in Victoria, and after being there for a short time returned to the Colony, and came to the Gawler River.  He owns a 400 acre block of freehold land here, and leases two sections besides. He cultivates one half every year. His chief products are wheat and hay, and he also does a good deal in the dairying line, and in pig breeding, which he finds very payable. He has been a member of the District Council, and was a member of the Oddfellows at one time. Mr. Hillier was married in 1851 to Miss Hooper, and has a family living of three sons and seven daughters.
He married Leonora nee HOOPER on 24 Jan 1850 in Bowden.

1.       John      b. 26 August 1854-1929
2.       Murray
3.       Catherine
4.       Eliza
5.       Jabez    b. 20 Nov 1862, Gawler River
m. Elizabeth TRIGAR

Obituary of Mrs George Hillier

Hillier, died at her residence, Gawler South, on Sunday last. She was an old and a highly respected resident of the Gawler district. The deceased, who was 75 years of age, arrived in South Australia in 1846.  She was married to Mr. Hillier in 1850, and in 1884 they took up their residence at Gawler River, where they were engaged in farming operations until the death of Mr. Hillier about four years ago.  Mrs. Hillier removed to Gawler six months ago, the farm being carried on by her sons.  She had been a member of the Todd street Methodist Church since her arrival in the district.  Although of a retiring disposition, she was admired for her generosity and kindly nature. She left a grown-up family.

The Advertiser 20 October 1905


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TROVE Tuesday


The nineteenth festival in connection with the Independent Order of Rechabites, Morning Star Tent, No. 47, was, held on Anzac Saturday, on Sampson's Flat, the weather being intensely cold. Various athletic events, log-chopping, motor driving, trotting and sheaf tos sing were contested, and gave every enjoyment.  A public tea followed in the local hall, after which an exceptionally fine elocutionary recital was given by Mr. and Mrs V. James Anderson and Master V. Anderson, assisted by Misses Thelma Martin and Jean Sinclair.  Miss G. Blake, of Smithfield, acted as accompaniste There was a large and appreciative audience present.  Addresses on the principles of Rechabitism were given by Bro. E. H. Lowe, D.C.R., and Bro. W. Arnold, D.D.R.  In memory of the, fallen at Anzac, Kipling's Recessional 'Lest we forget,' was sung by the audience before the commencement of the evening's programme.  Messrs. Bowman and Willison were the joint secretaries of the festival.

The Bunyip 1 May 1925

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Miss Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth Quest Winners

astaken from

Miss Elizabeth Quest The Salisbury Elizabeth Times Sponsor’s Perpetual Trophy
1957 - P. Robinson (Pat)
1958 – J. May (Jan)
1959 – E. Griffiths (Elizabeth)
1960 – M. Emery (Maria)
1961 – P. Graham (Patricia)
1962 – A. Gilchrist (Ann)
1963 – E. Frazer (Elizabeth)
1964 – L. Appels (Louise)
1965 – Betty Anne Hanlon
1966 – Valerie Argent
1967 – D. Potger (Daphne)
1968 – S. Campbell (Sue)
1969 – Patricia Kuchel
1970 – Maureen Stack
1971 – R. Denner (Rachael)
1972 – Sue Russell
1973 – Shirley Lockwood
1974 – Kathy Furner
1975 – Stephanie Pontin
1976 – Teresa Costigan
1977 – Suzan Kennedy
1978 – Julie Midgen
1979 – Linda Sheldon
1980 – Sharyn Milne
1981 – Dianne Hughes
1982 – Carol Key
1983 – Louise Bogers
1984 – Lorraine Malbut
1985 – Cheryl Whiteley
1986 – Tracy Trestrail
1987 – Karen Craig
1988 – Lisa Bald
1989 – Natasha Hawley
1990 – 91 – Lisa Heatley
1991 – 92 – Jayne Pullen
1992 – 93 – Kylee Taylor
1993 – 94 – Lisa Kimpton
1994 – 95 – Meredith Henderson

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

TROVE Tuesday

One Tree Hill. 

The Sunday School Anniversary at One Tree Hill this year was a success ful celebration. The children under the baton of Mr. Annels (the new school master at Uley) did well. Mrs. Tamblyn (violin) assisted Mrs. Wesley Parharn (organ) with the music. The Rev. D. T. Reddin and Mr. Allan Clark, B. A, were the preachers and; were met by good congregations. Tuesday night saw the young folk entertained at tea at 5pm. The public meeting that followed was well attended. The scholars provided the items and Rev T. D Reddin gave the address. The public support accorded the supper delighted the treasuer of the Sunday school funds.

The Bunyip 23 April 1937