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Wednesday 10 October 1883, Wallaroo Times (Port Wallaroo, SA : 1882 - 1888) Trove

8th Oct. 1883. The crops are looking well in this hundred, although the late sown is rather short. The farmers are in high spirits at the coming harvest prospects. The grass, too, in some places is quite a foot high. Stock is in good condition and there seems to be a large quantity of water conserved.


Saturday 9 February 1884, Wallaroo Times (Port Wallaroo, SA : 1882 - 1888) Trove

Just a few more lines from here to let you know that we are still existing. The reaper has almost ceased its dull roar in this district, and I hope they will be droning through equally as good crops next year. On one farm I noticed seven machines, six of which were working at the time. The sight was a grand one. The crops were laid about very much and a large quantity bag been lost.


Friday 18 July 1884, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

A meeting was held recently at Mr Thos. King's. Tippara to select a site for the erection of a proposed Wesley Chapel which on week-days can be used as a school house for the benefit of the children of the neighbourhood. The meeting was well attended, about 23 farmers of the district being present. The Rev W. A. Langsford occupied the chair. Three sites were proposed and voted upon, the one selected is it the junction of Messrs Smith's, Ford's, and Lamshed's selections, about three miles and a half from the main road. It was agreed that the inside dimensions of the building should be 30 feet by 18 feet. The sympathy of the members of the meeting with the object in view, was evinced by their liberal offers, in aid of the building. About ten of the gentlemen present undertook between them to raise and cart stone, sand, water and to cart timber from tbe seaport. Messrs Freeman, Smith, Ford, Rowe and King were elected as building committee and empowered to order the timber and commence building at their discretion.


Wednesday 15 October 1884, Wallaroo Times (Port Wallaroo, SA : 1882 - 1888) Trove

SIR,-What is the people in the north east portion of the hundred of Tiparra to do for school accommodation ? It is over two years since we applied for a school, and since then sent three memorials to the Minister of Education bearing the names and ages of between twenty and thirty chidren of a school going age. Since then the number has increased by one third, and there are about forty under age within the distance required. It is two years since a meeting was held here, and the site for a school chosen, which is on the main road from Moonta to Wells' Greek, or six miles east of Cunliffe, which is the nearest school. We have had several answers to our requests that they would see to the matter, but how much longer will it take to see to it? We had an answer a few weeks ago in the shape of another printed form to be filled, the same as three previous ones, which meant fresh trouble over again. Fortunately, by an examination of the accompanying document, it was found it was meant for someone else, not for this part of the Hundred. I suppose it was sent for a consolation to us, to see that others are kept in suspense as we are, but not half so long. I consider it a great shame to see so many children now up to the age of 12 and 13 without any education whatever. A glance at the map will show that by having the school erected on either of the sites chosen -viz., east corner of section 449 or 454 it will afford accommodation to a large portion of the hundred of Kadina. It will also show that the land is all in small blocks with a family living on each block, which accounts for so many of the children living within three miles of the place, and the population still on the increase. I hope our worthy members for the district, Messrs Fumer and Grainger, will see to the matter at once, for if we are to be deprived of any means of educating our children here, we shall have to give up our land and seek some place were we can. I hope some abler pen than mine will take it up and let us have a decided answer and not keep us any longer in suspense.

I am c&.



Saturday 2 May 1885, South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1881 - 1889) Trove

April.20. Mr. Walsh, teacher, late of Wilmington, who was appointed some time ago to take charge of the new Government school here, opened on Monday. He has since sent in his resignation. — The weather continues fine, but there was a change for rain yesterday. — Farmers are very busy seeding. There will be a larger area under crop this season than last.


Friday 27 July 1888, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

Present.—Councillors J. Holland, W. L. Holland, L; Crosby, J. P. Pontefix, T. Lewis, L. B. Wicks, W. B. Stacy, W. H. Hawke, R. K. Kitto and H. Freeman.

Councillor Hawke was re-elected Chairman for the ensuing year.

Minutes of last meeting was read and confirmed.

Resoived—that the arrears be collected from Wm. Geo. McLeay, £1 12s. 7d.

Resolved—that No. of Mr Hooper's section be corrected from 154 to 159.

Councillor J. Barton moved that tenders be invited for preparing a plan of the District of a scale of two inches to the mile, showing in different colours freehold selected land, miscellaneous leases, the boundaries of the Wards, and the Main Roads. Councillor Holland seconded— Carried.

Resolved—that the tenders be advertised in the "Register" and "Advertiser'' every alternate day for a week.

Resolved—that Clerk write Mr W. Bull and inform him to return Vermin Act and other books and property of the Council within a week.

Councillor Crosby moved and Councillor Freemau seconded—that Mr J. McLeay take office at once.—Carried.

Resolved—That Mr J. McLeay's guarantee be effected at once.


From one of Clinton Auditors, Mr Thos. O'Brien, stating that books had been well kept by late Clerk.

Petition from rate payers of Clinton and Tiparra.—To stand over.

Petition from residents Hundred of Tiparra re-placing road from section 31? Hundred of Tiparra, to section 408 on Schedule of Main Roads.—To be forwarded to Crown Lands Office.

From Mr Hancock re having gates, as shown on accompanying plan, erected on right roads in Hundred of Tiparra.

Resolved—that Councillors Wicks and Stacy enquire if gates will inconvenience residents and report on same at next Council meeting.

Resolved- that Mr Curtis remove gates of road leading to Kalpara Railway Station, and enclose payment for same, viz., £1

Resolved-that Mr Henry J. Penno be appointed pound keeper of Arthurton pound, and that Clerk get a pound book for Mr Penno.

Resolved—that appointment of Ranger stand over to next meeting.

Resolved—that District Council Bank account be transferred to Moonta Bank.

Resolved—that Council meet on third Saturday in each month.

Resolved—that 10s per head be given by the Council to anyone who produces eagle hawk's head.

Councillor Crosby instructed to attend to drains at Arthurton Reservoir, and Councillor Pontefix to attend to Cocoanut reservoir.

Councillor Lewis proposed that the District Office be held in a spare room belonging to Mr Hawker, Chairman.

Councillor Stacy moved an amendment, that the District Office be at Authurton. - Carried.

Councillor J. Barton proposed that the Balance Sheet be passed.—Councillor Kitto seconded—Carried.

Councillor J. Barton gave notice of motion to the effect, that it was his intention to revoke minutes of meeting held at Authurton 2nd June, in reference to givin "Y. P. Advertiser" all work for one year.

Resolved—that the assessment of the old District of Clinton be reduced 33.3 per cent.

Resolved— that the late Clerk receive one shilling per head for each dog he has registered.

Resolved that the various accounts as read be psesed for payment.

Resolved that the Clerk write to Mr. Jones asking him to call tenders for 200 yards of maintepance metal on Moonta and Kalkubury road. Tenders to be in on August 4; addressed to the Chairman (Mr. W. H. Hawke).

Payments—Election expenses £7 14s 6d; Clerk's salary, £13 6s. 8d.; account main road fund, £101 14s 8d.—total, £122 15s. 10d.

Resolved that the Council next meet at Arthurton on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m., and those who are half-an hour late cannot claim travelling expenses.

A vote of thanks to Mr. Ridgely for use of room for Council meetings, and also to Mr. Paterson for the way in which he conducted his business as Returning Officer, brought the meeting to a close.


Friday 31 March 1893, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

Considerable surprise and sorrow was felt in Moonta on Sunday and Monday, when it became known that the second son of Mr. W. H. Hawke of Tiparra had shot himself Mr. Hawke has many friends in Moonta, aad is generally respected as a straightforward business man, and one who from the active part he has taken in public matters in his own neignbourhood, is thought highly of.

An inquest was held on Monday before Mr. H. Freeman. J.P., and a jury of six, of whom Mr. Welch was foreman, when the following evidence was taken :

William Henry Hawke deposed—Am a farmer living at Tiparra. Identify the body that of my son, Charles Walter Hawke. Yesterday, about 12 o'clock, was sitting in this room. One of the children said "Mother thinks there is something the matter with Charley." Ran to the door which was closed, tried it, and it seemed fastened. Then got a stone and forced it in, and when I got in, the body was lying on the floor. A small quantity of blood was on the floor. Put my hand to his heart, and found he was dead. He has been accustomed to handling guns for four or five years. Never heard any sound of firearms. He was in his usual health, in fact, better lately than he was about six mouths ago. There was nothing to irritate him in any way that I am aware of. The door was not locked, but was stiff to open. There was no means of locking it. Am certain when I used the rifle last, it was not left loaded.

Annie Hawke deposed—Am the wife of Wm, H. Hawke. Yesterday about twelve o'clock went to call my son Charlie to dinner. Called him, and he did not answer. Then I smelt powder from the window, which was partly open. Tried to open the window, but could not do so. Then sent for Mr Hawke. Was in his room where the body now lies, about five minutes before I called him. His brother Willie was with him, and came out with me. Did not notice him doing anything with any gun or rifle. He was in better health lately than some time ago. Don't know of any thing to irritate him. Was in the next room (the kitchen), and did not hear any report of firearms. He was 17 years and 6 months old.

William Ernest Hawke deoosed—Am a son of Mr Wm. H. Hawke. Yesterday saw my brother Charles about ten minutes to 12 o'clock. Was then in the room with him. Left the room and went into the kitchen. Don't remember if I closed the door or not, did not hear any report of firearms. Both of us were out in the garden shooting black birds about ten o'clock. Neither of us were using that rifle. Heard my mother say she thought something was the matter with Charlie. We were in the room together about half an hour. Was reading. Don't know what he was doing, or the position he was in when I left. Had no conversation about firearms in the room. Have been home about two months.

By Foreman—Don't know of any one using this rifle lately. Have left my rifle loaded. but not usually. Had nothing to do with this rifle.

By the Police—Am not aware of anything to cause my brother's death. He has been in good health and spirits lately. Can't say if the rifle went off accidently or not.

Thomas Bennett deposed—Am a wheelwright in the employ of Mr Hawke. Knew the deceased, and saw him at breakfast yesterday morning, which was the last time I saw him alive. The first I knew of it was, when coming to dinner heard Mr and Mrs Hawke say that Charley was shot or something to that effect. There was nothing unusual in his manner at breakfast. Never heard him threaten to destroy himself, and never heard him quarrel with any of the family. He was a quiet boy. Have been with Mr Hawke for nearly nine years, and Charley was in the habit of using guns constantly. He was a good shot.

Albert Cameron deposed—Am a laborer in the employ of Mr Hawke, knew the deceased. Last saw him alive at breakfast on Sunday morning. The first I knew of the matter was when coming to dinner. Heard Mr Hawke say Charley shot himself. Saw nothing unusual with him at breakfast, except he looked pale. Never heard him threaten to destroy himself. He had no quarrel with anyone to my knowledge. Have been here for 10 or 11 months. The deceased was in the habit of using firearms.

Patrick Shiels deposed—I am a Corporal of Police stationed at Moonta. From a report received yesterdav evening. I arrived here this morning. The body was in the same place that the jury saw it. In the presence of the jury I removed the shirt from the body and found a puncture as from a bullet in the left breast. On turning the body over, found another puncture in the back, somewhat in line with the wound in the breast. There was a quantity of blood on the clothing. This rifle was lying by the right side of the body, with the butt towards the head, and under the right arm, the muzzle being towards the feet. An exploded shell was in the chamber, and a cartridge in the waistcoat pocket. I believe death must have been almost instantaneous, the bullet having passed through the body. There was a box of cartridges for the rifle in the room. There was a small piece of brass forced off the catch of the door.

The verdict was as follows "The opinion of the jury is that the death of Charles Walter Hawke was caused by the accidental discharge of a rifle on March 26th, 1893."


Wednesday 24 October 1894, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

October 17. A severe thunderstorm passed over here en Saturday afternoon, followed by the heaviest rain we have had for the season. A nice soaking rain also fell on Sunday afternoon, which will be of great benefit to the crops and feed.

The quadrille parties which have been held at Mr. W. H. Hawke's residence during the winter months were brought to a successful termination on Tuesday evening, by the ladies of Tiparra inviting their friends to join in a social dance, which was held at Mr. Palm's. About 50 young folks and a few of the elders put in an appearance, and dancing was kept up until the early hours, all seeming to thoroughly enjoy themselves. The supper, which was also prepared by the ladies, was all that could be desired. The evening was enlivened by songs and Mr. Best's performances on his dulcimer. A vote of thinks having been accorded to Mr. Palm for the use of his of his rooms, an to Mr. H. Harvey, the M. C., for the ability he displayed, the company dispersed.


Saturday 1 August 1896, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

July 28. On Tuesday, July 21, about 40 ladies and gentlemen attended a social which Mr and Mrs C. L. Palm held at their residence, Tiparra. Mr Palm placed his spacious barn, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, at the disposal of his guests, where games for the old and dancing for the young was kept up till the early hours of the morning. Mrs Palm provided an essellent supper, and seemed to take pleasure in seeing her guests thoroughly enjoy themselves ; while Host Palm rendered dance music in a very pleasing style. Mr H. Palm (Paskeville) officiated as M.C. in an efficient manner. During the evening Mr C. Koch contributed a song, which was well received. Before leaving all expressed themselves as having spent an enjoyable evening.

An Interesting Visit

Friday 12 November 1897, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

By Special invitation, the Mayor and Town Councillors of Moonta visited Mr W. H. Hawke's farm at Tiparra, some 16 miles from the town. The party, which comprise the Mayor (H. W Uffindell, Esq, J. P ), Councillors .J. H. Bennett, S. R. Page, R. H. Penrose, T. Roberts, W. ChappeII, and W. Schwann, the Town Clerk (Mr W. J. Phillips), the Overseer (Mr J. Fiveash), and Mr Auditor D. Archibald, left the Council Chamber on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in charge of Jehu Kemp. The day, in the town, was one of the most dusty and disagreeable experienced for a long time, but on getting into the country the dust was not so all prevailing. After a drive if some two and a half hours, an interval for refreshment, and devious wanderings on wrong tacks the residence was reached, where the welcome tendered the visitors by Mrs Hawke was most hearty, Mr Hawke having gone in search of the party. But he soon returned and after luncheon took them over his homestead, garden, and farm. From what was seen the unanimous opinion expressed was that the host was a man of observation and experiment, and that he put such observation and experience to the best uses. Mr Hawke has been on this land for 17 years and occupies 1,000 acres, of which 630 are cleared—(he does not believe in stump jumping). 440 acres, drilled in with fertilizer are looking well and clean, and of those 128 are oats. Mr Hawke alternates his crops—one year wheat and the next oats—which cleans the land and keeps it in heart. 150 acres will be cut with the binder for hay, 150 will he cut and put through the header and the straw stacked, and the remainder (wheat) will be reaped with the stripper. Mr Hawke drills in only 24 lbs of wheat he to the acre with the fertiliser of which has used a variety and is carefully watching the results. These he will publish later on. The drill he has altered by taking out three of the spouts, thus reducing the number from 12 to 9 and increasing the distances from 8 in to 11 in. between. This he considers an improvement, the more especially in dry seasons. The cost of the 24 lb of seed with the fertilizers used amounts to just the cost of the seed as sown broadcast. Mr Hawke has this year 65 acres of a valuable wheat of his own selection, which he has named the "Klub." It has a very short thick head and the crop is looking well. One head was seen and selected from some growing wheat four years ago, and by careful cultivated and selection the grower now has the 65 acres of it. The residence is commodious and very conveniently arranged, a wide verandah encircling the main part. The other buildings are numerous and ingenious in their construction, especially as labour savers. The roofs being extensive a large suppy of splendid water is conserved in numerous tanks, and from these is distriouted by gravitation and syphons to the different parts of the homestead, saving an immense amount of pumping. The stables are so built that the feed boxes are along the centre of the building, the horses standing on each side. A tram car runs from the hay stack and the feed house along over the feed boxes, so that by loading the short feed or hay on the car and dropping it into the mangers as it is pushed along the whole work of feeding some 20 horses can be done in 15 minutes There are sheds for the machinery and implements, of which there are a large number of the most up-to-date, with workshops, &c. In watering the stock, the sheep and cattle are not allowed to enter the large dam, but the water is syphoned off into a smaller excavation alongside in which there is a trough, and here the stock drinks, thus saving the large dam from the trampling of the animals and giving them a cleaner supply of water. A building is now in course of erection for the heading, chaffing and crushing machines, which will be driven by means of an oil engine. It will be of two stories, the one approached from the lower side of the level and the second floor reached from the higher side by means of a sloping bank and tram line. In this the labour saving will be very great. The ring fence of the garden encloses 10 acres, of which 4 acres are planted in fruit trees, vines, vegetates, shrubs, and flowers. After Mr Hawke had pretty well knocked up all the members of the party in showing them around, a return to the house was made for tea, which was done full justice to. After short speeches from the Mayor thanking Mr Hawke and his good wife for their entertainment and instruction, and Mr Hawke in reply, a start was made for home, and the town reached at about 8 p.m. The visit was most thoroughly enjoyed in spite of the weather, and the journey was much lightened by the amusing and instructive anecdotes of a member of the party, who shines as a raconteur.

Sunny Vale

Friday 8 September 1899, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

September 4. The last meeting of the Arthurton A.B. was held at the residence of Mr G. L. Palm, of Tiparra. Nearly the whole of the members, with their wives, and a large number of friends and acquaintances of the host and hostess were present. At about 5 o'clock a very excellent tea, to which everyone did ample justice, was provided in the spacious barn, and a very sociable time was spent at the table. In the evening young people from all parts the Peninsula put in an appearance, prepared to spend a right merry time, which by the expressions on their faces, they did. The barn was a very pretty scene great tasle being shown in the decoration. It looked like a fairy bower all shady and cool with its dark green hangings and bright flowers entwined interspersed with vari-oolored Chinese lanterns. Dancing, recitations, songs, and cards were the amusements indulged and "all went merry as a marriage bell." At about 12 o'clock the card table was cleared and supper laid ; and such a supper! The board was literally groaning with the weight of goodies. After supper (which greatly refreshed the company) dancing was again enjoyed, and kept up till 4 a m., when moat of the gents departed, having had a splended time. Here's health to Mr and Mrs Palm, long may they live and prosper, and give parties."


Friday 11 June 1915, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

A little boy of two years of age, son of Mr Harry Coote, of Tiparra (some 18 miles from Moonta), wandered from his home on Wednesday afternoon and was not restored to his parents until next morning. Search was made as soon as the little one was missed, but without avail. At about 9 p.m. the Police at Moonta were telephoned for, and shortly after, with several volunteers left by motor for the homestead. The search was continued throughout the night and in the morning the party was augmented by two or three motor car loads from Moonta. Shortly after word was received that the little fellow had, been found at daybreak on Mr Schilling's farm, about seven miles distant from his home, and apparently none the worse for his experience. After receiving attention the child was restored to his parents. When found he was accompanied by his two dogs that had faithfully followed him throughout his wanderings. A large number of residents of the district participated in the search.


Friday 26 November 1915, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

On Tuesday at Arthurton Johana Gottlieb Schilling passed away at the ripe old age of 82 years, after an illness of only a few days. The deceased was born in Germany and came to South Australia 76 years ago, and settled at Stansbury, Y.P afterwards coining to Tiparra, at which place he had resided for about 35 years. He leaves a widow two sons (Gottlieb and Carl, of Tiparra) and two daughters (Mrs Westbrook, of Tiparra, and Mrs Phelps, of Victoria). His remains were buried in the German cemetery at Tiparra on Wednesday last, and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors. Mr Jericho officiated at the graveside. The undertaking arrangements in each instance were in the hands of Mr E. Major, jr.


Saturday 10 November 1917, Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931) Trove

News has been received that Pte. A. E. E. Westbrook, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Westbrook, of Tiparra, was killed In action in France on September 28, 1917. Deceased was born at Stansbury 38 years ago, and was educated at Little kalkabury. He elisted in the 56th Battalion from the Pyap West district, where he had resided for 21 years prior to his enlisting. He was the first pioneer to open up that district . He enlisted in July, 1816, and sailed to England in the following November. Pte. Westbrook was well known in the Loxton district for his hospitality.


Friday 31 May 1918, Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922) Trove

A very painful and distressing burning accident occurred at the residence of Mr Harry J. Coote, at Tiparra, on Monday last, from the effects of which Amy Florence Coote, the little twin daughter of Mr and Mrs Coote, aged 3 years and 10 months, lost her life. It appears that the two little girls were at play in one of the bedrooms, when the mother, who was in another part of the house, heard the children scream and ran to the room. On reaching tho room the mother found the clothing of one of the girls blaze, and quickly extinguished the flames by rolling the child on he floor. The little sufferer, who was badly burned about the legs and the lower portion of the body, was motored to Mrs Bele's private hospital, at Moonta, whero she was medically treated, but on Tuesday succumbed to the injuries sustained. It is believed that the children were playing with matches and that the child's clothing accidentally got afire. The funeral tcok place at Moonta on Wednesday and was attended by a large number of sympathisers. The Rev W. H. Robinson and Mr W. R. Bayly (Maitland) conducted the burial service.


Saturday 27 June 1931, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

The death of Mr John. Westbrook, at the age of 75 years, took place at his residence at Tiparra. He came to South . Australia when 20 years of age, and resided at Stansbury for two years, after which he took up land at Tiparra, which he had farmed ever since. He married Miss Louise Schilling, of Stansbury, and there were; 13 children of the marriage. His eldest son was killed in France in 1912. He has left a widow and four sons, Messrs A. J. Westbrook (Pyap), W. F. C. Westbrook Pata), J. C. Westbrook (Agery), and L. S. Westbrook (Belka, W.A.); and five daughters, Mesdames L. E. B. Woon and E. M. Milich (Pyap), O. K. Mudge (Sherlock), M. Leighton (Kadina), and P. V. Harper (Belka, "W.A.) There are 47 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Wednesday 17 June 1936, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

The death of Mr J. W. Porker, on Saturday, June 13, at the age of 87 years, removes one of the oldest pioneers of the Tiparra district. Well and widely known, and a splendid and kindly neighbor, he was always, ready to give help, and his cheerful and optimistic disposition endeared him to a large circle of friends. Mr Porker was born at sea on October 14, 1848, just off the Cape of Good Hope, and he arrived with his parents at Port Adelaide the following December at the age of two months in the ship Duke of Bedford. His early years were spent at Strathalbyn, from whence the family moved to Mt. Pleasant. When he was 21, Mr Porker went to Warooka (Yorke Peninsula), and later took up land at Stansbury and Koolywurtie with his brother Joseph. On separating the partnership, he took up the present holding at Tiparra in 1881, and farmed with success. Mrs Porker died in 1923, and all the family of eleven children survives, viz., Messrs E. W. Porker (Tiparra), Sydney (Marama), Stanley (Sunny Vale), Jasper. (Melton), Mrs G. Lamshed (Seaton Park), Mrs S. J. Rose (Sunny Vale), Mrs. W. Mahar (Cunliffe), Mrs A. H. Gersch (Penviortham),. Mrs R. Riebe (Cherry Gardens}, Mrs R. Russell (Pt. Rickaby), and Miss Nellie Porker (Sunny Vale). There are 42 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Wednesday 18 August 1937, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

A farewell social was tendered Mr and Mrs G. H. Schilling and Misses Tony and Freda Schilling, of 'Belmont' Tiparra. Relatives and friends numbering about 300 were in attendance to do honour to the occasion.

Ms G.H. Schilling took up land in the Hundred of Tiparra 56 years ago and by industry and long hours cleared the land and made in the smiling productive landscape it is today. The home and the appointments of the farm and a very large one at that, are of the best in the State. The home has all devices for comfort. The barns and sheds are all that could be desired; no machine is left outside when its job is done for the time. The fences, gates, ramps and down to the last detail, are of excellent taste and finish. Mr Schilling and his sons have a very large holding and are a credit to the community, In all his dealings he is exact and his word was his bond at all times. The gathering of friends from a wide area testified the respect in which they were held.

Sunny Vale, South Kilkerran, Maitland, Arthurton, Clinton, Tiparra, Paskeville, Kainton and Agery were represented. A dinner wagon and an electrice clock were presented to Mr and Mrs Schilling. Suitable presentations were also made to the Misses Schilling.

Cr. J. J. Henschke presided and with many speakers, including Mr Jos. Colliver (the oldest neighbor), Mr W. E. Lamshed. (chairman of the Clinton District a Council) and the. Rev. Sabell (pastor of the Lutheran church) all testified to the goodwill of the guests.

A number of songs and recitations was rendered. The presentations were made by Messrs Jos. Colliver and G. Meire. Mr Schilling made an excellent reply, and said he would be back up see them often. They would reside at Toorak. The whole function was a big success.

Mr. G. H. Schilling

Thursday 13 July 1939, Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Trove

Mr. Gottlieb Hermann Schilling, 73, who died recently at Toorak, was a well-known Yorke Peninsula identity. With his father and brother he pioneered in the Stansbury district, and later was one of the first settlers at Tiparra. Later, he increased his holding to 3,300 acres. Born at Angaston in 1866, Mr. Schilling was the youngest of a family of six. He had held various offices in the Lutheran Church at Tipara. A widow and nine chilren survive— Messrs. H. E. B., A. B., W. E. (Tiparra), E. O., E. C. W. (Cunliffe), and B. C. Schilling (Western Australia); and Mrs. L. A. Clasohm (Arthurton) , and Misses A. M. and E. B. Schilling (Toorak).


Tuesday 10 August 1943, Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 - 1954) Trove

The late Mrs Edith Jane Rowe was born at Tiparra, Yorke Peninsula, in the year 1886, and was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Schilling, of Narembeen, Western Australia. There are five sisters and six brothers all of whom survive her. During her early life her parents gave up farming and went to Broken Hill, where her father engaged in mining operations. After remaining there for several years the family returned to Yorke's Peninsula, and her father again took up farming, which, with the advent of superphosphate and better seasons, was very successful. The family were members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in which Mrs. Rowe was confirmed in 1902. About the year 1904 Mr. and Mrs. Schilling, being desirous of their children attending Sunday School, started attending the Sunny Vale Methodist Church and school, in which they and the elder members of the family were received into church membership during the ministry of the late Rev. Octavious Lake, and all of them took an active and prominent part in all things pertaining to the work of God. Mrs. Rowe became an active Christian Endeavcurer and teacher in the Sunday School, later becoming teacher of the young women's class. In 1912 she was married to Mr. F. H. Rowe, the Rev. A. J. Pinch being the celebrant, mid they went to reside at Sandilands Yorke's Peninsula, where Mr. Rowe and his brother were engaged in farming, and entered fully into the social life and work of the community, as well as that of the church there. In 1916 Mr. and Mrs. Rowe returned to Mr. Rowe's old home at Tiparra, and continued their farming pursuits there until 1919, when they moved to Prospect, where they remained until 1932, and there they entered into the social life, as well as that of the church, and Mrs Rowe rejoiced to see her elder children also become members of the church. In 1932 the family moved to Peake, where Mr. Rowe engaged in farming and grazing pursuits until 1941, when the family moved to Mr. C. R. Light's property at Mount Light near Narracoorte, and Bilked up with the Methodist Church and its activities. Mrs. Rowe loved her home and her family, and rejoiced as her children developed their-musical talents and desired to help any good work and above all to see them all become active Christian workers and members of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Rowe passed peacefully away after a brief illness on the 25th June, and her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Narracoorte cemetery, the service at the graveside being conducted bv the Rev. D. W. Albert, after an impressive service in the Methodist Church. The deceased lady is survived by her husband and five daughters and one son, viz., Nellie (Mrs L T. Bandt, Geelong), Muriel (Mrs. J. Morton, Malvern); Audrey (Avenue Range School), Jean (General Hospital Mt. Gambier), and Dorothy and Ronald (Narracoorte).

Late Mrs L. Westbrook

Thursday 18 November 1943, Leader (Angaston, SA : 1918 - 1954) Trove

MRS Louise Westbrook (nee Schilling), 85, who died on 13 Saturday, had spent most of her life at Tiparra, She came to Angaston after the death of her husband, Mr John Westbrook, 12 years ago to live in the little home in Schilling St., she inherited from, her father. It was the only plot retained out of the extensive area taken up by her pioneer grandparents, Mr and Mrs J. G. Schilling, who came out in 1838 and settled here.

She was eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Gottlieb Schilling, and was born at Moculta on Jan. 25, 1858. She and Mr Westbrook were married at Stansbury on March 11, 1879, and farmed on the Peninsula. Of their 13 children, a son was killed in France in the last war, and there remain 4 sons and 5 daughters. A sister resides in Victoria. Rev. G. Obst ministered at the funeral at Angaston on Sunday; bearers being Messrs H., A. and W. Schilling, J. Standish, G. N. Dallwitz and K. Klingbiel.

OBITUARY. Mrs John Westbrook.


Friday 13 October 1944, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

Sixty years liave lapsed since the Tiparra Wesleyan church was opened for public worship. On Monday evening, August 30, 1886, the first trustee meeting was held. The Rev. H. T. Teague, minister of the Maitland circuit, was the chairman, other personnel at the meeting being Messrs J. B. Rowe, Smith, H. Freeman and M. Lomman. At that gathering Mr Rowe was appointed trust secretary, Mr Freeman the treasurer, and Mr Smith the chapel steward. The first anniversary services were held on October 10th and 11th, 1886. The Rev. H. Teague was invited to preach on the occasion. Mr J. W. Porker gave half the tray for the tea meeting, whilst Mr Smith 'offered to arrange' the other half. Mr Hoiman was requested to arranged for the singing at the anniversary. According to an ex-resident of Arthurton, this part was done by the choir of Arthurton. This trust meeting authorised the payment of £12 10/ to defray half the cost of church organ. At the third trustee meeting, held on August 5th, 1887, the church was designated Sunny Vale! instead of Tiparra. The brief annals of history regarding our church do not explain the reason for the term Sunny Vale. It may perpetuate a tribe of natives who camped in the vicinity in the dim past. It may have its origin from a period of sunshine with little ! rain, similar to 1944. Henry Teague, Isaiah Perry, W. T. Hiatt, Samuel Rossiter, and T. B. Angwin were some of the early divines in the circuit. During the 60 years of service, supporters of the church have gone steadfastly on their way. The original trust have all departed to their reward. Two of them, Henry Freeman and Matthew Lomman came to untimely ends Mr A. R. Rowe is the only descendant of that band of stalwarts. From the ranks of our church ministers of religion, Home and Foreign missionaries, and nursing sisters have emanated The church has tried to play a part in the building of a nation. The foundation stone ot the new church was laid by Mrs H. Freeman on October 21, 1912. When the circuit boundaries were altered almost twenty years ago, the church was taken from Maitland and placed in the re-adjusted Kulpara circuit. The church has had two valuable branches in the Sunday school and Christian Endeavor Society. These both function to provide religious enlightment to those in the plastic age of life. On October 21 and 22 diamond jubilee celebrations will be held, and a cordial welcome wiii be given to all who attend for the occasion.


Friday 5 March 1948, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

The Tiparra Lutheran' church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Saturday, February 7, when Vera L. Schilling, second daughter of Mr and Mrs E. C W, Schilling, of Copper Hill, was united in holy matrimony to Lawrence R. Zweck, second son of Mr and Mrs H. W. Zweck, of Hart. Rev. J. E. Sabel, of South Killterran, officiated at the ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated by Mrs Herbert Schilling, of Tiparra. The bride entered the church with her father to the strains of the bridal march, played by Mr Herbert Schilling, uncle of the bride. She was charmingly frocked in white satin trimmed with lace and silver sequins, the train falling from the waistline and finishing with three flowers. The veil was held in place with sprays of orange blossom and myrtle which her mother had worn at her own wedding. The bride carried a prayer book with a handkerchief, which was lent by her mother-in-law, also used on her wedding day. The bride was attended by her sister Mrs R. Zweck, as matron of honour and Myrtle Rosenzweig and Elva Schilling as bridesmaids, who were prettily frocked alike in white, and their long waisted frocks were trimmed with red velvet flowers and buttons from neck to waistline at the ' Jack. They carried posies to match, of red velvet flowers. The maids of honour were Valray Schilling, sister of the bride, and Rhonda Zweck. The bride made their white net dresses, which were trimmed with red flowers. Mr Walter Zweck. Clements and Kenneth Schilling supported the bridegroom. Their sprays of orange blossom were from the brides grandmother (Mrs Ottens) bouquet of 50 years ago. During the signing of the register. Mrs Hugo Zweck sang "The Crown" accompanied by Miss Elva Schilling. As the couple left the church, lucky horseshoes were hung on the bride's arm by Valray, Marilyn, Lorraine, Leonie Schilling and Denise Zwecfc. The bride's mother wore a black jacket suit trimmed with black sequins and beads and black accessorits were also worn, with red shoulder spray of carnations and roses. The bridegroom's mother wore a mushroom shade jacket suit with burgaudy accessories; she also wore a shoulder spray to match. The reception was held at the Kadina town hall where over 100 guests were received by the bridal couple and their parents. Mr Ralph Zweck presided as toast master and many congratulatory telegrams and good wishes were read from N.S.W., Canberra, and various parts of the Slate, numbering 59 telegrams and 27 phone messages, following which the usual toasts were duly honored. The beautiful three tiered cake which was cut by the bride to musical honors was made by herself and iced by Mrs Tivers, of Paskeville. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts and also cheques. At the request of the bride, a collection was taken for Britian which amounted to £7 5/. After the reception, the guests enjoyed games, and musical items were given by Mrs Hugo Zweck, Dorothy and Ray Heingas. The bride travelled in a fawn frock made by herself, with which she wore a smart brown hat and accessories to match. The honeymoon is being spent at Kangaroo Island and Melbourne. Mr and Mrs Lawrence Zwcck's future home will be at Hart.


Friday 16 June 1950, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

Early inthe year dogs in the surroundings of the Lutheran church, about 20 miles from Kadina, caused the loss of some thirty sheep, the property of several farmers nearby. Mr S. S. Allen, paddocking sheep on Mr C. Nicholas' property and Messrs E. and O. Schilling on the adjoining property, were the heaviest losers. These two graziers moved their sheep home to Copper Hill, and it was reported that other adjoining graziers suffered for a time. Thereafter a lull occurred until this week, when the menace was renewed amongst Messrs E. and O. Schilling's lambing ewes in the above-mentioned locality, the sheep being mauled in the nostrils part of the head. Surely the owners of these dogs have some suspicion ot their whereabouts and absence, and they would be well advised to destroy their dogs as the compensation of some 40 sheep valued at £5 each will be claimed against the unfortunate owners of the dogs if captured.


Thursday 12 July 1951, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

Mr. and Mrs J. C. Westbrook received many relatives and friends at their delightful home at Tiparra on the 22nd June, to celebrate their silver wedding. Mr and Mrs Westbrook were married at Moonta Methodist Church on the 22 June, 1926. Mrs P. Harper (nee, Rita Westbrook), of W.A., who was bridesmaid, was unable to attend, but Mr. Clarry Johnson travelled from Adelaide for the celebration. Mrs Westbrook, as she greeted her guests, looked charming in a blue beaded frock, with a shoulder spray made of Lorraine Lee roses and fern. She held a posy, made entirely or Lorraine Lee roses, presented to her by Beverley Westbrook, of Loxton. Relatives of the happy couple sat down to a reception tea, prepared by Mesdames L. A. Johnson, Albert Johnson. Misses Doreen Westbrook and Nita Stanway, The lounge looked charming with bowls of roses, inter-mingled with varieties of flowers. The reception room was artistically decorated by Mrs Albert Johnson, of Moonta, with Chinese lanterns, silver leaves, berries and pastel shade streamers. The two-tiered wedding cake was cut by the bride assisted by her husband. Mr Arthur Schilling, of Stirling, proposed the loyal toast, and a toast to the happy couple was proposed by Mr C, Johnson, to which Mr Westbrook responded. Later in the evening, a huge bonfire, prepared by Frank and Ron Westbrook, was the highlight of the evening, with fireworks to add to the enjoyment. Many friends arrived at this time to take part, and to offer congratulations to Mr and Mrs Westbrook. Afterwards, in the lounge, community singing was enjoyed by all, the accompanist being Miss M. Thomson, of Arthurton. A sumptuous supper, with relatives and friends, ended a wonderful celebration. Mr Coleman, of Maitland, on behalf of all present, expressed congratulations and best wishes to Mr and Mrs Westbrook, and in doing so said it was indeed a happy week for the Westbrook family, as another announcement had been made earlier in the week, viz. the engagement of Miss Doreen Westbrook to Mr Murray. Edwards, of Cummins. Among the gifts received was a handsome grandfather clock given by their three children.


Thursday 28 January 1954, Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888 - 1954) Trove

On Friday morning last week, at his property at Tiparra, Mr William Edward Schilling, aged 44 years, met with a fatal accident whilst spreading dolomite screenings with a tip-truck. His son was driving the truck and Mr Schilling was alongside directing operations when he was crushed between the truck and a post, and death occurred immediately.

He leaves a widow, one daughter and two sons to mourn their sad loss. His remains were interred in the Lutheran Church Cemetery at Tiparra on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. J. Sabel officiating at the graveside. The late Mr Schilling was a brother of Messrs Schilling, of Copper Hill, near Kadina.