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« Reply #27 on: Saturday 28 January 12 08:24 GMT (UK) »
A picture and a little information about the Barradine Memorial Hall.
http://www.coonabarabran.com/baradine/attractions.htm

Another website which my antivirus programme didn't really like.....I think it was the pop ups that were the problem......said that prominent resident John WITTER laid the Memorial Stone on Remembrance Day 1925.


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« Reply #28 on: Saturday 28 January 12 09:04 GMT (UK) »
Info from NSW State Records……..

The COONAMBLE AMUSEMENT COMPANY, Castlereagh Street Coonamble, was registered on 22 Apr, 1913.  John WITTER  was one of 4 people carrying on the business, which involved picture shows and skating rinks.


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Re: John WITTER
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 29 January 12 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Well i didn't expect so many helpful replies...thanks DEBD..DEEILUKA..MERLIN...AUSSIE47....i now know john witter was born in 1868..good lead...the witter family lived in derby street liverpool(now demolished)..used to go there just after the war...my dad said he used to post the papers to australia when he was a lad...thought he was romancing...but obviously not...i wonder where john witter got his cash from to buy barradine? the richard witter who married dwerryhouse was the son of "richard the gardener" witter..who moved from cheshire to liverpool...i am going to have to write all your replies down and see where i go next..thanks again everyone...

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« Reply #30 on: Sunday 29 January 12 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Barradine is a place......John Witter's property was near there.   :)

If you put "John Witter" into the Trove Newspapers site posted earlier,
you'll see that he was a small landholder who bred prize sheep etc.

Have fun sorting it.    :D


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Re: John WITTER
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 29 January 12 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Aussie47...the samuel witter aged 5 in the 1881 census was my grandfather...

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« Reply #32 on: Sunday 29 January 12 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Just a little bit more info on his properties.

1895 John Witter was at Goorinawa near Coolamon as a grazier.
1904 John Witter was at Baradine
1913 John Witter was at Baradine, his property was called Jesmond and it was 1500 acres
1923 John Witter was at Baradine, his property was called Stanton, 88 cattle, 590 sheep.
1925 John Witter was at Baradine, his property was called Stanton, 130 cattle, 1370 sheep.


It appears that John may have been a grazier first at Goorinawa near Coolamon in NSW then moved to Baradine.  His property names were Jesmond and Stanton, they may have been the same place just had a name change!

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« Reply #33 on: Sunday 29 January 12 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Borderman,

Pleased you got a lot of information about your John Witter and great that you have a reference to your Grandfather when he was 5 so many years ago, my Grandfather was 9 in 1881 from Strathdon in Scotland.

Wonder who was the Richard Witter buried at Baradine in 1893 aged 63!

Good luck with your research.

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« Reply #34 on: Sunday 29 January 12 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Aussie47...are those properties small by australian standards? where is strathdon near...as my other branch of the family hail from bewcastle in cumberland...it was in the "debatable lands" neither scottish or english...originally they may have come from newcastleton..in roxburgh..

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« Reply #35 on: Sunday 29 January 12 23:15 GMT (UK) »

It was probably a typical size property around Baradine but as Dee said earlier he had prize sheep which meant high quality wool which would have attracted a high price.

Strathdon is in the Highlands of Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

I do have a branch that were from Kirknewton in Northumberland then to Coldsteam on the border then to East Gordon in Berwickshire.  Not too far away from your border family.

The fun with Australian genealogy is that we all have so many immigrants coming out including convicts to follow up on.  In my own case between 1848 to 1880 I have 1 from Ireland, 2 from Scotland, 1  from Switzerland, 2 from Germany, 1 from England and one from the USA but no convicts.  Then after their arrivals they often moved around following the gold or to take up land etc. 


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