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Offline KenBattrick

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Working a horse too hard??
« on: Thursday 20 April 06 19:42 BST (UK) »
My Great grandfather Joseph Battrick b.1869 and his son Herbert Frank Battrick b.1904 travelled to Australia with the view to setting up home and then bringing their family out. Unfortunately they were working for a Jewish Landowner when they were imprisoned for working a horse too hard. At some point after that they decided that life down under was not for them and returned to Dorset where Herbert Frank was known as 'Bush' for the rest of his days.......
.......or so the story goes........

This is all I know of my horse hating family's brush with Australia but would be absolutely delighted if someone could back this up with facts or maybe point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.

Ken


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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 April 06 01:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Ken

Do you know the year or Australian state of arrival?

If you check these people on the National Archives of Australia site they may turn out to be related, which will give you a starting point, they both enlisted in NSW.

William Thomas Battrick b30 Dec 1894 Studland Eng NOK- Amelia
Arthur John Battrick b16 Jan 1897 Studland Dorset NOK- Kathleen

http://www.naa.gov.au  (click on Recordsearch, then Search as a Guest, enter Battrick in search window)

Their records have been digitised and you can read them online.

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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 April 06 18:52 BST (UK) »
Interesting, I don't have any more than in the original post but they are undoubtedly the same family.
Thanks

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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 April 06 00:18 BST (UK) »
Hi KenBattrick

As a matter of interest
Arthur John BATTRICK was the son of Matthew Thomas BATTRICK and Anne HART and died in Frankston Vic in 1977 aged 80.


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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 April 06 08:44 BST (UK) »
An interesting story
you would have to assume?
that when jospeh and frank travelled to oz it would no doubt have been  around the 1920"S  if frank was born in 1904

did he leave a wife and others behind?

did he have any mor children when he returned to england this could give an idea of how long he was here
regards jenn
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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 April 06 17:05 BST (UK) »
He must have returned by 1937, when my father was born. Probably some time before that. Frank that is, as far as I know it was a short and fairly unsuccessful trip, it would be interesting to find any prison reports.

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Re: Working a horse too hard??
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 April 06 22:30 BST (UK) »
hi there ken
yes ken a police report but witout a state it will be bloody hard and probably too soon for details to be out there
newspapers might carry the story but once again would need a place.

regards jenn

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TOWNSEND,PINNEGAR, STRANGE, PULLEN, GRIFFIN from Wiltshire,,
SHOEBRIDGE, VINALL, BRINDLE, Kent
BAYLEY, Dorset,Yorkshire,
HAIR, Durham,
CUMMINS, BROWNLESS from Yorkshire,
EDSALL,  Cornwall,
MORGAN, HENNESSY, BAKER,  Ireland.
VAN REYK Sri Lanka
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