reported in our last Issue, Mrs. J. Doyle, widow of the late James Doyle of
Doylton, Stony Point, passed away on 11th inst., at Bulli, where she had been
residing with her daughters for the past ,two years. The late Mrs. Doyle was born
in the Wagga district 74 years ago, her, parents being the first to take up
land in Coolamon.
lively disposition and gifted with a splendid memory, Mrs. Doyle could relate
many- interesting stories of the early days.' The interment took place at the
Bulli General Cemetery, the Rev. Father Power officiating. The principal
mourners were Mrs. A. Mc Grath of Whitton, daughter and the Misses; Beatrice
and Millicent Doyle, daughters. Major and Mrs. Dooley and Mr. J. A. Stewart
were also at the graveside. /Mrs Doyle Is survived by one son, Mr. James Oswald
Doyle of Yenda.
It is with deep regret that we have to chronicle the news of
Mr J.Doyle’s death which occurred on the evening of the 14th
instant, after a short illness, during which time he suffered severe pain, but
towards the end passed away peacefully.His remains were interred in the Leeton
cemetery on the 16th instant, when a large concourse of people
attended, there being over 40 vehicles, besides horsemen showing the deep
respect in which the deceased was held.Rev. Father Galvin officiated at the
grave.This is another instance of one of the old pioneers of Australia passing
away, at the age of 67 years, when perhaps, had his lines being cast in easy
places, would probably yet be in his prime.
Born in Yass, when quite a young man followed gold rushes in
Queensland,Western Australia and the Northern Territory as well being an expert
shearer.Later taking up farming when he and his family suffered all the
hardships of droughts and pestilences that pioneers have to contend with in the
back country, till some 12 years ago.He then came and settled on the Irrigation
area, where in those days of optimistic of success at last, but owing in this case,amongst
other things, his only son James Oswald going and fighting in the Great War and
lack of capitol, the old man practically wore himself out with hard and all the
worry of it all.He took a deep interest in all public affairs.
It is supposed to be summer but it doesn't feel like it and the nights are very cool ,It is 10 AM and the temperature is still hovering around 13 degrees.I was happy with the 30 degrees we were having last week I hope we get more before winter arrives
This is the resident Peewee and if you are wondering why he looks so scruffy you would too if you spent each and every day banging your head on a window.I have tried many things but he comes back every summer to annoy me
Three projects I am working on at present , Brenda's Challenge , Hexies (handwork) and I have just purchased Jenny Bowker's pattern for her Shimmering Triangles. All my creative thinking is now centred around Jenny's design and my fabric choices.
Today I saw a new Doctor because my GP has left town and she put me on new meds for my blood pressure. I was telling my friend who is a Pharmacist about the Photo a Day and she said put my new meds on the blog.
On Wednesday I travelled to Sydney to see my son and daughter in law (the Tim Tams) and check out the renovations they have been working on for the last 8 months or so..
After watching some of the cricket on TV we went to the Sydney Fish Markets for lunch and then went for a drive through the Eastern Suburbs , visiting places I hadn't seen since I was a child (or Puss was a kitten!!) .
There was no parking near The Gap so Tim drove back to the Macquarie Lighthouse and we walked along the Cliff walk and back again.