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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 07:42 BST (UK) »
1925
DUMBRILL Henry Nevill  Witchcliffe   Permanentway


This had me puzzled - what was meant by "Permanentway" however a quick google came up with the following from Wikepedia "The permanent way is the elements of railway lines: generally the pairs of rails typically laid on ties"

Looks to me as though he was both farming and maybe supplementing his income on the railways.

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 07:53 BST (UK) »
Denn -  thanks for the explanation of permanentway - I thought it was something do with with railways.  Later electoral rolls to 1943 show him living at Margaret River, with occupation fettler.

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 08:34 BST (UK) »
Denn & Cando,
Yes, he found time during the war to duck over to England from France in 1917 and marry a woman with several children and then bring them out to W.A after the war.
Regarding the 'Permanent' way' address..."Margaret River Railway. Official Opening 7 Nov 1924. More than 40 miles of permanent railway were officially added to the State Railway Systen today when the Busselton-Margaret River section was declared open for traffic..."
Prior to this there was a network of private railway systems servicing the timber industry in the area, mainly from Flinders Bay to Margaret River. These were taken over, reconditioned and then connected to the Busselton line.
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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 08:36 BST (UK) »
I got side tracked and came across this http://www.dumbrill.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Magmum-Opus-6th-Ed-Part-A.doc

The only thing of obvious interest is that these Dumbrills also came from Surrey.

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Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 09:20 BST (UK) »
Interesting link Denn.

John...The marriage details already on thread -  Sept qtr 1918 and daughter Ethel Rose was born 30 Oct 1918.

Do you need any other help?

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 09:30 BST (UK) »
Kondinin WA
could this be the place
sylvia

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Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
             Henry Nevill Dumbrill
Male
Electoral Year1916
StateWestern Australia
Dampier
Northam
notts/derbys clark
      "        "      stenson
        "       "    nicholson
       "     "        jarvis
                         castledine
    rhodes

 
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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 10:19 BST (UK) »
I have just phoned an elderly friend of ours who has a remarkable memory and was born and brought up on a farm at Doodlakine (just west of where the Totadgin reserve now is) she indicates that there was definitely no town or farm of that name, however she suggested a railway siding - it certainly fits in. Also the fact she would have known almost any family residing within many miles and that most railway workers would probably have been itinerants.

Denn

I wish I had more contacts like her.
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 10:29 BST (UK) »
On a tangent again!

It seems that Doodlakine with a population today of less than 30 was once suggested as Australias national capitol.
http://www.merredinmercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/doodlakine-the-forgotten-national-capital/1389897.aspx?storypage=0

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Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: Totagin, Merredin, W.A
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 11:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the info Denn, particularly there not being a farm by that name in the area, sort of narrows things down a bit, sounding more like a siding. As far as I can ascertain Merredin was just a railway station at the time and not much more but set to grow.
John
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