Anne Stewart(Always known as
Dorothy) (nee Ross),
(nee Stewart) and
- Francis James stepping out.
(Margaret Anne) was always
elegant - Joan
Margaret Anne, Dianne at front.
Guy, Betty and Judith at rear
Anne & Dianne
James with Joan
stayed in Victoria while Francis took up a land grant at
Ray and Len were born.
to the celebration for the 100 year settlement at Leigh
Megan yesterday and discovered a few more facts about
actually found the real property which is over the
from the one we were first told about. You will see
pictures and the new house which is made from mud bricks.
is a black and white picture of the school at Leigh
the boys attended, Dad told me that Kel Nagle
famous golfer went there too, but after Dad.
it was good weather as it usually
so foggy and wet at
from Megan-Leigh Centenary Book - The Dorrigo Lands
the Courthouse, Belligen, 27th September,1906,
ballot was held for one hundred and twenty-nine blocks of land.
a total area of 31,650 acres. They were valued from
pound five shillings to two pounds five
($2.50 to $4.50) per acre.
of Ballot Selection - 1906
persons must reside on their for six months of the
year; clear some of it and build some sort of dwelling.
stay very long as it was a long drive in one day and it was
really arranged for re-unions and family get-togethers - Dianne
strong silent type, typical
of his generation,
my father never said much about Dorrigo. However, we
there for their annual golf tournament and
I have a
faint recollection (I was about 8-9 years old) of driving
out of town
and inspecting some vacant farm.
This must have been the old farm.
did tell a story about
selling a car
(this must have been his first job after jackarooing) to a
farmer during the depression.
He was invited to stay for lunch which typically,
was in the kitchen, in front of a fuel stove on a bare
Because he was the guest of honour they
produced a tin of marmalade jam for him to
spread on his
He could remember the kids looking enviously at him as
he ate his bread and marmalade while they ate their
bread and dripping. - David
Just before the war
the family moved
to Sutherland, Sydney.
Francis (Frank) James HORNBY
b 9.10.1875 d 18.1.55
Margaret Anne STEWART
b 24.9.1878 d 20.3.59
James at the market garden.
always wore sandshoes and was a
lovely gentleman - Joan
Catazzi HORNBY b 9.10.1903
Stewart HORNBY b 22.5.1907
Francis Walter Leonard
HORNBY b 6.7.1910
Harold HORNBY b 17.8.1912