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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,358,536
2 NeilHamilton 3,036,048
3 noelwoodhouse 2,838,294
4 annmanley 2,227,813
5 John.F.Hall 2,097,149
...
13 kayoung 1,423,568
14 JudyClayden 1,362,696
15 SheffieldPark 1,287,013
16 mrbh 1,201,637
17 RogerE 1,151,686
18 Scottishlass 1,130,624

1,201,637 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

March 2017 756
February 2017 2,500
January 2017 1,795
December 2016 2,063
November 2016 779
October 2016 1,950
September 2016 722
August 2016 1,784
July 2016 7,512
June 2016 10,022
May 2016 7,804
April 2016 2,729
March 2016 740
February 2016 571
January 2016 766
December 2015 107
November 2015 29
October 2015 206
September 2015 679
August 2015 2,612
July 2015 697
June 2015 2,494
May 2015 324
April 2015 899
March 2015 1,219
February 2015 1,413
January 2015 616
December 2014 524
November 2014 962
October 2014 1,152
September 2014 4,756
August 2014 10,866
July 2014 6,589
June 2014 13,150
May 2014 9,829
April 2014 17,707
March 2014 27,902
February 2014 19,180
January 2014 25,232
December 2013 22,148
November 2013 18,981
October 2013 8,207
September 2013 12,664
August 2013 10,571
July 2013 5,481
June 2013 5,916
May 2013 8,012
April 2013 26,113
March 2013 9,413
February 2013 7,519
January 2013 11,823
December 2012 7,514
November 2012 7,732
October 2012 13,397
September 2012 19,353
August 2012 15,156
July 2012 20,250
June 2012 23,528
May 2012 27,552
April 2012 42,526
March 2012 25,445
February 2012 29,306
January 2012 26,672
December 2011 28,721
November 2011 28,000
October 2011 27,000
September 2011 21,000
August 2011 29,998
July 2011 20,002
June 2011 30,000
May 2011 30,000
April 2011 31,000
March 2011 25,667
February 2011 28,333
January 2011 31,500
December 2010 5,394
November 2010 3,144
October 2010 4,143
September 2010 14,234
August 2010 31,585
July 2010 25,000
June 2010 25,000
May 2010 26,776
April 2010 16,593
March 2010 7,310
February 2010 4,221
January 2010 2,150
December 2009 1,745
November 2009 472
October 2009 125
September 2009 312
August 2009 69
July 2009 63
June 2009 2,121
May 2009 12,115
April 2009 6,743
March 2009 1,554
February 2009 612
January 2009 8,001
December 2008 18,518
November 2008 8,939
October 2008 13,676
September 2008 23,139
August 2008 9,673
July 2008 73

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,358,533
2 NeilHamilton 3,036,048
3 noelwoodhouse 2,838,294
4 annmanley 2,227,743
5 John.F.Hall 2,097,144
...
13 kayoung 1,422,901
14 JudyClayden 1,362,696
15 SheffieldPark 1,286,927
16 mrbh 1,201,615
17 RogerE 1,151,686
18 Scottishlass 1,130,624

1,201,615 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

March 2017 756
February 2017 2,500
January 2017 1,795
December 2016 2,063
November 2016 779
October 2016 1,950
September 2016 722
August 2016 1,784
July 2016 7,512
June 2016 10,000
May 2016 7,804
April 2016 2,729
March 2016 740
February 2016 571
January 2016 766
December 2015 107
November 2015 29
October 2015 206
September 2015 679
August 2015 2,612
July 2015 697
June 2015 2,494
May 2015 324
April 2015 899
March 2015 1,219
February 2015 1,413
January 2015 616
December 2014 524
November 2014 962
October 2014 1,152
September 2014 4,756
August 2014 10,866
July 2014 6,589
June 2014 13,150
May 2014 9,829
April 2014 17,707
March 2014 27,902
February 2014 19,180
January 2014 25,232
December 2013 22,148
November 2013 18,981
October 2013 8,207
September 2013 12,664
August 2013 10,571
July 2013 5,481
June 2013 5,916
May 2013 8,012
April 2013 26,113
March 2013 9,413
February 2013 7,519
January 2013 11,823
December 2012 7,514
November 2012 7,732
October 2012 13,397
September 2012 19,353
August 2012 15,156
July 2012 20,250
June 2012 23,528
May 2012 27,552
April 2012 42,526
March 2012 25,445
February 2012 29,306
January 2012 26,672
December 2011 28,721
November 2011 28,000
October 2011 27,000
September 2011 21,000
August 2011 29,998
July 2011 20,002
June 2011 30,000
May 2011 30,000
April 2011 31,000
March 2011 25,667
February 2011 28,333
January 2011 31,500
December 2010 5,394
November 2010 3,144
October 2010 4,143
September 2010 14,234
August 2010 31,585
July 2010 25,000
June 2010 25,000
May 2010 26,776
April 2010 16,593
March 2010 7,310
February 2010 4,221
January 2010 2,150
December 2009 1,745
November 2009 472
October 2009 125
September 2009 312
August 2009 69
July 2009 63
June 2009 2,121
May 2009 12,115
April 2009 6,743
March 2009 1,554
February 2009 612
January 2009 8,001
December 2008 18,518
November 2008 8,939
October 2008 13,676
September 2008 23,139
August 2008 9,673
July 2008 73

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 mickbrook 72,074
2 murds5 54,106
3 jaybee67 51,094
4 EricTheRed 20,242
5 PhilThomas 20,009
...
445 marlened 22
446 matta1 22
447 merryjack 22
448 mrbh 22
449 brucehowlett 21
450 cndyh1 21

22 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

June 2016 22


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THE FEDERAL CONTINGENT. RUSH OF APPLICATIONS. SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES REGISTERED. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 7 2017-03-25 02:47 lhere is a good (leal ot speculation regarding the
officering of the contingent, and tho claims of candi-
dates aro being tigorously pressed About a score ot
applications hat o been reçoit ed for commissions in
tho Neit South \\ «les drift, neurl«, nil of them being
from otbcers 01 uon-eoininissionid officers ttho linvo
aeen acht o Eel t no in South Africa 01 elrculu le Die
chief lommnnd will bo a question foi c«irly considera-
tion by tlie redcrnl Cabinet, but no decision can be
arrived nt in the matter until (he niimbei of the
troops is definite.} settled Mr. Harton stated on
baturdti«, tint time was 110 truth in Ibu riimnj that
ho was offirmg a loigoi lonttugont Ibero uro, bow-
el ei. n largo number of peoplo who cling to tilo hopo
that tho nontingent ti ill bo increased to 1000, if not
to WOO men Mr Barton silt s that ho ti ill bo quite
willing to Bond a larger force if it is nuked foi
Colonol Mackcn/io Btutel jesuulat that he had
everything m ordcl to go stinight nlieud with tho
woik of eniolmcnt tvlieii tho nccismy instructions
carno to baud Applications aro bung ltgistercd and
tiled as the\ come ui As soon ah cuiolmeiit begins
the men tt ill he sent in batches to the tncdicnl oflmrs,
nnd those who pass will go into c imp under Mnjoi
Boam Onlj men who hav« not sorted with pic
vious contingents will bato to undergo tiding and
shooting tests The conti act« foi tho siinpl«, of iloth
lug und equipment tt ill be placed as soon as the llrst
liâmes ino cluulled Tho site of the loial lamp lins
not been llxed, but Mujoi-Honorai Trench is hope-
ful of securing the Agnculluril Grounds
In ordei to sa ra themselves ttoublo applicants for
enrolment havo been advised to ttateii tho news-
papers foi further information
There is a good deal of speculation regarding the
officering of the contingent, and the claims of candi-
dates are being rigorously pressed. About a score of
applications have been received for commissions in
the New South Wales draft, nearly all of them being
from officers or non-commissioned officers who have
seen active service in South Africa or elsewhere. The
chief command will be a question for early considera-
tion by the Federal Cabinet, but no decision can be
arrived at in the matter until the number of the
troops is definitely settled. Mr. Barton stated on
Saturday that there was no truth in the rumour that
he was offering a larger contingent. There are, how-
ever, a large number of people who cling to the hope
that the contingent will be increased to 3000, if not
to 5000 men. Mr. Barton says that he will be quite
willing to send a larger force if it is asked for.
Colonel Mackenzie stated yesterday that he had
everything in order to go straight ahead with the
work of enrolment when the necessary instructions
came to hand. Applications are being registered and
filed as they come in. As soon as enrolment begins
the men will be sent in batches to the medical officers,
and those who pass will go into camp under Major
Boam. Only men who have not served with pre-
vious contingents will have to undergo riding and
shooting tests. The contracts for the supply of cloth-
ing and equipment will be placed as soon as the first
names are enrolled. The site of the local camp has
not been fixed, but Major-General French is hope-
ful of securing the Agricultural Grounds.
In order to save themselves trouble applicants for
enrolment have been advised to watch the news-
papers for further information.
THE FEDERAL CONTINGENT. RUSH OF APPLICATIONS. SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES REGISTERED. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 7 2017-03-25 02:38 Applicants loi enrolment continu ) to pom lu at
Victoiu Bainck«, whole thd mo being rcgisteied
bj Lieutenant Clue einig and Lieutcn mt Grace Up
to Saturday nijjit ov pi 700 names bud been recorded
Most of the apjihcants have alreadv seen faervico in
faouth Afnca, but a few nrc now mon "Majoi
Gcneral Ticndi mid Ins stall' mo pleased with the
response to the cult foi volunteeis and me satisfied
that thcro vvojld bo no difficult j m m ikmg up the
Iscw South A\ ales ipuota of a contingent ot JOUO, 01
oven 501)0 men
Applicants for enrolment continue to pour in at
Victoria Barracks, where they are being registered
by Lieutenant Chaseling and Lieutenant Grace. Up
to Saturday night over 700 names had been recorded.
Most of the applicants have already seen service in
South Afnca, but a few are new men. Major-
General French and his staff are pleased with the
response to the call for volunteers, and are satisfied
that there would be no difficulty in making up the
New South Wales quota of a contingent of 3000, or
even 5000 men.
SEAMEN'S WAGES. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE OBJECT OF TO-DAY'S CONFERENCE. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 7 2017-03-21 16:35 "In the event of notico of teiminationbeing
lodged bv oithci the Australasian Steamship Ow lid's'
Icileration or tho Ausliahiiu reilcratcd Seamens
Uniot on or before tho lilli ihn of Dceombei, 1001,tho
new articles of agi cement toi the first half of tho year
1002 fib ill bo signed at tho present into of wages, i o ,
without lho lui lncronse Tho Austinbisiuii htenm
ship Owners' 1 edcrution, hnwevet, undertakes, ure
spertive of the mlicles of agreement, lo pnv the men
cottee! ned the oxtia 10s foi tho balline» of tito pono 1
covored by this iigrecmcnl, limnely, from tim 1st dnv
of Tanuarv, 1U02, until the list day of January,
1002 "
" In the event of notice of termination being
lodged by either the Australasian Steamship Owners'
Federation or the Australian Federated Seamen's
Union on or before the 15th day of December, 1901, the
new articles of agreement for the first half of the year
1902 shall be signed at the present rate of wages, i.e.,
without the 10s increase. The Australasian Steam-
ship Owners' Federation, however, undertakes, irre-
spective of the articles of agreement, to pay the men
concerned the extra 10s for the balance of the period
covered by this agreement, namely, from the 1st day
of January, 1902, until the last day of January,
1902."
THE FEDERAL CONTINGENT. RUSH OF APPLICATIONS. SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES REGISTERED. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 7 2017-03-21 16:30
SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES BliGIS
" failli marking timo " was the answer given to in-
quiries at Victoria Iiuiracks on ¡saturday as to tho
piogrcäs of pre par liions foi the despatch of tim
federal contingent But " marking limo " nppenreil
to involve a good deal of work, mid Colonel Mnc
kenne has been able to eleni tho way for prompt
notion whon tho propor oidora are given by the
redorai Premier lliose orders will possibly be
ference, to which Mn|or-Gonoial Dow ncs (Victoria)
Major-General Irench (INevv faouth Willes), Bn
gadiei-Gencral Gordon (South Austialia), and
Colonel ruin (Queensland) havo been summoned
Hie hiisiuess of tho conference will be to discuss
matters in connection vv ith. the contingent with iview
to obtaining uuifoiinitv of action in tho vuriousfatntcs
According to tho liemicr thcro aio ono ot two
matters w hich huv o had pi i force to aw mt that con
fcicuce It will, ho siv«, bo beneficial, and will not
havs caused any uppieciablc delay m tho prepirutions

SEVEN HUNDRED NAMES REGIS-
" Still marking time " was the answer given to in-
quiries at Victoria Barracks on Saturday as to the
progress of preparations for the despatch of the
federal contingent. But " marking time " appeared
to involve a good deal of work, and Colonel Mac-
kenzie has been able to clear the way for prompt
action when the proper orders are given by the
Federal Premier. Those orders will possibly be
ference, to which Major-General Downes (Victoria),
Major-General French (New South Wales), Bri-
gadier-General Gordon (South Australia), and
Colonel Finn (Queensland) have been summoned.
The business of the conference will be to discuss
matters in connection with the contingent with a view
to obtaining uniformity of action in the various States.
According to the Premier there are one or two
matters which have had perforce to await that con-
ference. It will, he says, be beneficial, and will not
have caused any appreciable delay in the preparations.
BUSH FIRES ON THE MOUNTAINS. BUILDINGS BURNED AT SPRINGWOOD. SPRINGWOOD, Sunday. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 8 2017-03-20 03:28 BUILDINGS BURNED AT SPRINGWOOD.!
SPRINGWOOD, Sunday. |
Bush Ures aro still raging in this district Un Sat
, urduy a considerable amount of damage was done to
pioperty ni North Springwood, country for fivo 01
MX miles on cicli sido of the load being bW opt bv
hie
Mr J r Walker's six-roomed cottage, kitchen,
fovvlhouses, Btablcs, ¿ec , vvoro burnt to ashes No-
thing was saved Tho piuco was uiiiiisiiiod Mi
Banowa, who was in charge, liarrovvly escaped being
burnt trying tosave the pioperty but there was no
time, us tho vv hole place vi its dow u in a lew minute»
Mi D B ites's small cottage ou the opposite side
of tho road vv as also burnt
Mr W Titcli's house, lurcher out, neal the Look-
out, was also burnt
houses and kitchen w ere burnt, but the main build-
ing was sived
Miss AVulku, of White Cross, had her stables and
out-houses but nt
Ml Andel son s pi ice, ojiposito occupied by Mr
Millci, was only biiv ed by tho determination ot the
ncighl ours, headed bv Constable Tomkins, w ho met
with i lathei lwbtj accident K limb tell off a tree
and struck lum on the bead, inflicting a ver> nasty
and have the wound attended to
Jxho residents about thebe places have had little
lest foi some duys und nights Uley Uuvebecu
lighting the fires
Mr Bull had a coiuiderable quantity of mill wood
buiut, but the mill wus saved
Mi Marsh, opposite, lost a splendid collection ol
bees
PEN Rilli bunda}
Ycsterdav bush fireswerel-igmg m every direction
on the mountains lhcy extended as Jar as Leura
A family who had taken a cottage belonging to Mr
"Wilkel out on the Hawkesbmy load from bpnng
wood wero burnt n^ht out, leaving them w ith onlv
what they stood up in, mid they wctebut thinly
elad on account of the huit It is reported several
othei persons weic burnt out
BUILDINGS BURNED AT SPRINGWOOD.
SPRINGWOOD, Sunday.
Bush fires are still raging in this district. On Sat-
urday a considerable amount of damage was done to
property in North Springwood, country for five or
six miles on each side of the road being swept by
fire.
Mr. J. F. Walker's six-roomed cottage, kitchen,
fowlhouses, stables, &c., were burnt to ashes. No-
thing was saved. The place was uninsured. Mr.
Barrows, who was in charge, narrowly escaped being
burnt trying to save the property ; but there was no
time, as the whole place was down in a few minutes.
Mr. D. Bates's small cottage on the opposite side
of the road was also burnt.
Mr. W. Fitch's house, further out, near the Look-
out, was also burnt.
Miss Hooper's place narrowly escaped. The out
houses and kitchen were burnt ; but the main build-
ing was saved.
Miss Walker, of White Cross, had her stables and
out-houses burnt.
Mr. Anderson's place, opposite, occupied by Mr.
Miller, was only saved by the determination of the
neighbours, headed by Constable Tomkins, who met
with a rather nasty accident. A limb fell off a tree
and struck him on the head, inflicting a very nasty
wound. He was able to go over to Miss Walker's
and have the wound attended to.
The residents about these places have had little
rest for some days and nights. They have been
fighting the fires.
Mr. Bull had a considerable quantity of mill wood
burnt ; but the mill was saved.
Mr. Marsh, opposite, lost a splendid collection of
bees.
PENRITH, Sunday.
Yesterday bush fires were raging in every direction
on the mountains. They extended as far as Leura.
A family who had taken a cottage belonging to Mr.
Walker out on the Hawkesbury road from Spring-
wood were burnt right out, leaving them with only
what they stood up in, and they were but thinly
clad on account of the heat. It is reported several
other persons were burnt out.
THE HEAT WAVE. EXTENSIVE BUSH FIRES. THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF COUNTRY ABLAZE. DESTRUCTION IN THE WAGGA DISTRICT. LOSS OF LIFE. SEVERE EXPERIENCES OF SETTLERS. A FLAME-SWEPT COAST. REMARKABLE HAZE AROUND THE CITY. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 30 December 1901 [Issue No.19,907] page 7 2017-03-20 03:19 Spcnkuig of the heat in Die countiy. Mi lltissoll
reports that ho received a good many telegrams on
Saturday lho heat wavo had sont up the thor
momoters to over 100 m tho shado lit ri3 suitiouB oui
of 1ÜS winch repotted 'lho highest leading of thosa
was lH A little rain Had fallon at Wontwoi th on
Saturday, and at Dubbo they had a terrific dust
Btorm At Bourke yesterday the temperature was
110 in the aliado, at Walgett 111 , and »t Bathurst
100
"There is no immediate prospect of a gcneial rain-
fall, I'm sorry to say," saul tho Government
us only 20 points lho ohange to a southerlv cooled
the air, so that yesterday the maximum temperatura
at tho observatory was 78 Ö, or 14 loss than on
Saturday, and the smoke ham had vanished It ia
stated th it on Saturday night the smoke heat be-
came almost us great as the sun's heat at midday,
aud that at about 10 pm a sudden shift of wind
from N E to S , lasting bul a minuto or two,
came like a blast from a furnace
Some of the high temperatures of Saturday wero
Kiandia82 (very lemarkablo for that township, th«
highest mountain town in Now South AVales),
Dubbo 108 , Hillston 101) (with duststorm), Dentil
quin 105 (with thunder and a few drops of min;,
Alburv 108 , Bourke 114 5, Torbes 106 , Hay 108',
Walgett 110 Wilcannia 100 5
Speaking of the heat in the country, Mr. Russell
reports that he received a good many telegrams on
Saturday. The heat wave had sent up the ther-
mometers to over 100° in the shade at 53 stations out
of 108 which reported. The highest reading of these
was 115°. A little rain had fallen at Wentworth on
Saturday, and at Dubbo they had a terrific dust-
storm. At Bourke yesterday the temperature was
110° in the shade, at Walgett 111°, and at Bathurst
100°.
" There is no immediate prospect of a general rain-
fall, I'm sorry to say," said the Government
us only 20 points. The change to a southerly cooled
the air, so that yesterday the maximum temperature
at the observatory was 76­·9, or 14 less than on
Saturday, and the smoke-haze had vanished. It is
stated that on Saturday night the smoke heat be-
came almost as great as the sun's heat at midday,
and that at about 10 p.m. a sudden shift of wind
from N.E. to S., lasting but a minute or two,
came like a blast from a furnace.
Some of the high temperatures of Saturday were—
Kiandra 82° (very remarkable for that township, the
highest mountain town in New South Wales),
Dubbo 108°, Hillston 106° (with duststorm), Denili-
quin 105° (with thunder and a few drops of rain),
Albury 108°, Bourke 114·5, Forbes 106°, Hay 108°,
Walgett 110°, Wilcannia 109·5.
THE LATE MR. P. BALKIN. A USEFUL CAREER ENDED. (Article), Hamilton Spectator (Vic. : 1870 - 1918), Friday 19 May 1916 [Issue No.9480] page 4 2017-03-12 19:57 Lie M3. P. BALKIfJ,
!A\ USEFUL CAREER ENDED.
Tho death of Mr, Patrick Balkin
of Knockftuoy, Hamilton,' bas remov
ed ono of our oldest and moat high
ly respected pioneers. Tho deceased
gentleimum, who was born ab John's
Well,, Kilkenny, Ireland, oighty
nvo yiars ago, camo to Australia
In l.Uo sailing vessol Red Jackot m
X8c?0, arriving in Newcastle, Now Sou
th Wales, after (*. three monthB'.Hrip.
Two years later ho removed to Port
Fairy, where ho ongagod In contract
ing work under tho roads board, and
acquired some laml, on which he re
sided with his sister.. After a short
sojourn, in the'seaside district he
fold out there and purchnfiod I<inoek
aney, on the Grango Creek, whore ho
resided. Minlil the time of his (loath.
Ho had previously mnrriod M.iss
Hannah Quinlan (sister of tho Rev.
Father 'Quinlan), the wedding being
celebrated at Emerald Hill. Whim
milton there was only one .hotel jn
a Binglo fence the country between
Hamilton and Coleraine wns afl open..
Mr. Balkin, who was the happy pos
sessor of a retentive memory, de
of the -progress of tlvin part of the
State in the early days, his adven
tures having been most interesting,
fly industry and business tact, tho
dcceasod built up a comfortable ho
mo in tho fertile Grange country,
and'always evinced a practical desire
land of his adoption. For twenty
two years he was a member of tho
Dundas shire council, and was hon
oured by being elected to the presi
in which ho was held by his fellow
members was evidenced by- the pre
sentation of the following ad
dress in January, 190C " Dear
Sir,-On the occasion of your
retirement from, the Dundas Shire
Council, we feci it is only Jour duo
to- express our appreciation of the
nl'le, .energetic, 'and conscientious
manner in which you carried out >youj<
duties. During the" continuous ser
year of which you filled tho presiden
tial chair, your relations-with the ot
her ;councillors*' wcro of the most
tho loss of your valued public ser
vices. With; best. wishes/for the hap
piness,iand! prosperity: lof yourself,- Mrs
Balkin, and the mom hers .'of your
family, we are, dear, sir,-,on behalf of
tho council,, youra faithfully. (Sidn
ed) ~Wm.' t^oung,' presidentC. H.
Smith, secretary." . In, making tho
presentation tho president, (Or.
\Toin>g)' said that since- Mr.: Balkin
had i left the. council,-' his' colleagues
had' unanimously decided thalt . they
could not say goodbye to' him with
out recognising' in some way the val
ued service he had done: for tho rate
payers" for twenty-two years;: They;
felt that rib' man - who had .'ever eat at
tho table had tried to do. his; duty
more faithfully than Mr. 'Balkin, who
was for many years tho father of the
. last/ days would'be among his best. '
Mr. Balkin had always led'an ac
Hamilton. His illness wns. of short
duration, he having taken to his bod
on Saturday,; evenings From that
time he gradually became woakor, and
Passed peacefully -away on Wednesday
morning-about half-Past'ten o'clock,
retaining all his faculties up. to with
in the last few. minutes. Mrs. Bal
, five years ago, and he leaves a
family ,of two daughters and threo
?ons-Mrs. M'Grath (Collins-street.
Hamilton),. Miss Balkin, and Messrs.
W. J.. -E. J., and M. Balkin-to
mourn their loss, and' for them sin
ccrr- sympathy iB expressed.
The funeral will take place this af
ternoon, leaving Knockaney at half
Fast .two. o'clock for the Hamilton
ccinctcry.
THE LATE MR. P. BALKIN.
A USEFUL CAREER ENDED.
The death of Mr. Patrick Balkin,
of Knockaney, Hamilton, has remov-
ed one of our oldest and most high-
ly respected pioneers. The deceased
gentleman, who was born at John's
Well, Kilkenny, Ireland, eighty-
five years ago, came to Australia
in the sailing vessel Red Jacket in
1860, arriving in Newcastle, New Sou-
th Wales, after a three months' trip.
Two years later he removed to Port
Fairy, where he engaged in contract-
ing work under the roads board, and
acquired some land, on which he re-
sided with his sister. After a short
sojourn in the seaside district he
sold out there and purchased Knock-
aney, on the Grange Creek, where he
resided until the time of his death.
He had previously married Miss
Hannah Quinlan (sister of the Rev.
Father Quinlan), the wedding being
celebrated at Emerald Hill. When
Mr. and Mrs. Balkin arrived in Ha-
milton there was only one hotel in
a single fence the country between
Hamilton and Coleraine was all open.
Mr. Balkin, who was the happy pos-
sessor of a retentive memory, de-
of the progress of this part of the
State in the early days, his adven-
tures having been most interesting.
By industry and business tact the
deceased built up a comfortable ho-
me in the fertile Grange country,
and always evinced a practical desire
land of his adoption. For twenty-
two years he was a member of the
Dundas shire council, and was hon-
oured by being elected to the presi-
in which he was held by his fellow
members was evidenced by the pre-
sentation of the following ad-
dress in January, 1906 :—" Dear
Sir,—On the occasion of your
retirement from the Dundas Shire
Council, we feel it is only your due
to express our appreciation of the
able, energetic, and conscientious
manner in which you carried out your
duties. During the continuous ser-
year of which you filled the presiden-
tial chair, your relations with the ot-
her councillors were of the most
the loss of your valued public ser-
vices. With best wishes for the hap-
piness and prosperity of yourself, Mrs.
Balkin, and the members of your
family, we are, dear sir, on behalf of
the council, yours faithfully. (Sign-
ed) Wm. Young, president; C. H.
Smith, secretary." In making the
presentation the president, (Cr.
Young) said that since Mr. Balkin
had left the council, his colleagues
had unanimously decided that they
could not say goodbye to him with-
out recognising in some way the val-
ued service he had done for the rate-
payers for twenty-two years. They
felt that no man who had ever sat at
the table had tried to do his duty
more faithfully than Mr. Balkin, who
was for many years the father of the
last days would be among his best.
Mr. Balkin had always led an ac-
Hamilton. His illness was of short
duration, he having taken to his bed
on Saturday evening. From that
time he gradually became weaker, and
passed peacefully away on Wednesday
morning about half-past ten o'clock,
retaining all his faculties up to with-
in the last few minutes. Mrs. Bal-
five years ago, and he leaves a
family of two daughters and three
sons—Mrs. McGrath (Collins-street,
Hamilton), Miss Balkin, and Messrs.
W. J., E. J., and M. Balkin—to
mourn their loss, and for them sin-
cere sympathy is expressed.
The funeral will take place this af-
ternoon, leaving Knockaney at half-
past two o'clock for the Hamilton
cemetery.
Family Notices (Family Notices), Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), Monday 15 May 1944 [Issue No.22,519] page 2 2017-03-08 03:41 A Requiem Mass will to be held
o'clock at St. Marys Catholic
JAS. BU'FFEY,
A Requiem Mass will be held
o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic
JAS. BUFFEY,
OBITUARY. MR. J. BALKIN, OF GUNALDA. (Article), Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), Monday 2 March 1931 [Issue No.18,933] page 4 2017-03-07 14:24 ;-.„0finuARY.
' JIR. J. BA^OF GUNALD^
We regret to record the death of CM S
ofriOanalda'a oldeet- -and rospi.,tta S
^ibeeers'/' iTi- tlie penuii of Mr. '.lami., S
JBlllldn. B-hiri occurred on Satunh- I
jaorjiing. Tie deceased, who „i', I
iilia 78tk year,' wo a born in Kilkw, ut I
Mjand, ?and came out to Quooiiv i qd t I
iV ifrB year '1875 by the ship 'Ti ?
WhtiOei' After landWie he rrnoo^u.i ?
ro-Mnngarj -where be was engagi,-,! ;
Hie ;tiaiber trade {or about h o yvai!.
tbenee to Gandtah for eighteen 1 1. . . : i 1 .
and later to Gunalda. where hn r,-: : 'L
ed ' up till six iriontlis agn 'li, ]ve
tjg: ;-Sa)l4By;.)»tyi ;a keen inti-r.-i j„
tport,*especially encket, hnving i„..„
crinneeted irtth the old Ejlkivun Ju,,..
tk%- Gimalda, and other duli«. ]je
was ; also secretary of the iii!.]EiJa
Eehool- CtaumHtee for 20 yi„ r. .liM1
-«AWe. of th|,cemctery at 'that ' i.iaf,
Tor SO rairs, . His wife predrc-eas.-.l him
1 j years ^a^o, Blsii one son and -laui,],.
ter. He li wrvlved by -two ilauj;]iiir,
niid.' three ..sons, namely, Mr.
HeUieringtoi -Uaiyborongh) .1. p :
four (Sydney),; Patrick and Tl,oi„a,
tGjualaa); and 'James (irarvliomucl
'the fonetal, whicli was the largest over
»leh ia:Gnnalda, moved from tlie r. .
donee of bis son, Mr. P. Balkin at 'n
r'cloek ; .yesterday afternoon to 'n',.
Gnhalda Cemetery, The pall l)CQr,.rK
fAfel the 'residence- were Messrs. p. i
and T. Balldn {son*}, J. H(-ihrrioei„.
-«-n-tn-)aw), T. Meagher and J
Paney (relatives), and at the rpm,'
tery..G-Leae)i, iJ. O'Donncl] o Car
ant, r&. .Peartsp, T. Hansen and R
Johnstone i^friends) The licv Fathrr
-IteSweoBey (of -Gympic) offirintcd at
ttib gravieside.' The following, tril.at.i
ivere. received:— Imniortdlc s , frun,
-^Loving aon« and daughters,-' ''gracii
daughter,- Moltie and J. Wrhsti r '
FJoral wreath's from Mr. ami Mm
Sefctell, Mr. and Mrs. p. HiE(.ins'
.Mr.-iand Mrs.. Bpenoer, Mr. .-inj Mrs
PhyUU aDd ehildr, i. Camii.
belt- family,. Mr. and Mrs GorJ,!,,
fltfew^rt-'.ana'. family/staff T. atj i;
'ttanijaaee '{3onipany, .Herberi. M;,niia'
( (Herble . ^grandehlldrr::) Dm,.,.,,'
Jim and Lep,-Mr. -and' Mrs. Amh-rwa
ini-t.aad Mrs. 6- Pearson, Mr. uud Mrs'
h-dtmjsnip' Vnd family, Mr. ?nj
Ifrih Murphy and family. Mr. and
Mrs C. F- White and familv,'Corser ana
Co,- Ijtd., Nurse O'Learv, -„ :n;:
^anghter-ln;law, Toin anil M.-irv and
grandtMldrcnj Mies F. Clark, J. K„,d
Tvoiry .family. The fuueral arrange
ments were carried but by Mr J G«
ton!s,'- bT Lennox-street.
OBITUARY.
MR. J. BALKIN, OF GUNALDA.
We regret to record the death of one
of Gunalda's oldest and respected
pioneers, in the person of Mr. James
Balkin, which occurred on Saturday
morning. The deceased, who was
in his 78th year, was born in Kilkenny,
Ireland, and came out to Queensland
in the year 1875 by the ship "Tim
Whiffler." After landing he proceeded
to Mungar, where he was engaged in
the timber trade for about seven years,
thence to Gundiah for eighteen months,
and later to Gunalda, where he remain-
ed up till six months ago. The late
Mr. Balkin took a keen interest in
sport, especially cricket, having been
connected with the old Kilkivan Junc-
tion, Gunalda, and other clubs. He
was also secretary of the Gunalda
School Committee for 20 years, also
trustee of the cemetery at that place
for 30 years. His wife predeceased him
15 years ago, also one son and daugh-
ter. He is survived by two daughters
and three sons, namely, Mesdames
Hetherington (Maryborough), J. Bal-
four (Sydney), Patrick and Thomas
(Gunalda), and James (Maryborough).
The funeral, which was the largest ever
seen in Gunalda, moved from the resi-
dence of his son, Mr. P. Balkin, at 2.30
o'clock yesterday afternoon to the
Gunalda Cemetery. The pall bearers
from the residence were Messrs. P. J.
and T. Balkin (sons), J. Hetherington
(son-in-law), T. Meagher and J.
Clancy (relatives), and at the ceme-
tery G. Leach, J. O'Donnell, G. Cur-
ant, G. .Pearson, T. Hansen and R.
Johnstone (friends). The Rev Father
McSweeney (of Gympie) officiated at
the graveside. The following tributes
were received:— Immortelles , from
"Loving sons and daughters," ''grand-
daughter, Mollie and J. Webster."
Floral wreaths from Mr. and Mrs.
Wexell, Mr. and Mrs. P. Higgins,
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Jenkins, Phyllis and children, Camp-
bell family, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Stewart and family, Staff T. and G.
Insurance Company, Herbert, Martha,
and Herbie (grandchildren), Doreen,
Jim and Len, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson,
Mr. and Mrs. G. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs.
Heitmann and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Murphy and family. Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. White and family, Corser and
Co, Ltd., Nurse O'Leary, son and
daughter-in-law, Tom and Mary and
grandchildren, Miss F. Clark, J. Ford,
Touhy family. The funeral arrange-
ments were carried out by Mr. J. Get-
tons, of Lennox-street.
Purely Personal. (Article), Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 18 July 1915 [Issue No.805] page 4 2017-03-07 13:00 : and highly esteemed resident .'.of
Maryborough, died during tho week,
having passed the 64th milestone of'
life. The old lady was of a kindly 1
disposition, endearing herself ; to
legions, who tqourn her demise. '
#
* * *
and highly esteemed resident of
Maryborough, died during the week,
having passed the 64th milestone of
life. The old lady was of a kindly
disposition, endearing herself to
legions, who mourn her demise.
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