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... ITS PEOPLE
read: ''For most conspicuous bravery (near Armentieres,
France). On the return from a successful raid, several
members of the raiding party were seriously wounded in
No Man's Land by shell fire. Private Jackson got back safely
and after handing over a prisoner whom he had brought
in, immediately went out again under very heavy shell fire
and assisted in bringing in a wounded man.
''He then went out again, and with a sergeant was bringing
in another wounded man, when his arm was blown off by a
shell and the sergeant was rendered unconscious. He then
returned to our trenches, obtained assistance, and went out
again to look for his two wounded comrades."
Jackson died in 1959 in Victoria.
The first Chief Justice of NSW, Forbes was appointed to
oversee the reform of the administration of the legal system
he colony, and was granted the land which is now South
uswellbrook in 1825, naming his estate Skellator.
Forbes was born in Bermuda and after
tudying law in London became Attorney
General of Bermuda. In 1816 he
as appointed Chief Justice of
He arrived in Sydney in 1824 and
took up the role of Chief Justice,
but by 1828 was in conflict with
landholders and Governor
Darling. He returned to England
in 1836 and was knighted
in 1837. He died in 1841.
The following year his sons
established the private village
of Forbestown south of what
was then Muscle Creek, but due
to confusion with the town of
Forbes it was changed to South
Muswellbrook in 1848.
Born in Blandford, England, in
1795, Warland arrived in Australia i
1823 and in 1829 was granted land
Gullengall, south of Murrurundi, w
named Harben Vale after his mothe
Throughout the 1830s Warland increased his
holdings, both in Sydney and around the Pages River. In
1845 he subdivided some of his Upper Hunter land and
created the village of Blandford, named after his birthplace.
Warland became the local magistrate and gave land for
an Anglican Church in Blandford, contributing towards its
construction plus that of a schoolhouse.
He died in 1859.
Jones, a famous Australian broadcaster and film, radio and
television personality, grew up in Murrurundi and in 1997
was voted one of Australia's 100 national living treasures.
Governor, one of Australia's bloodiest bushrangers, lived
at Wollar before becoming a police tracker at Cassilis in
Apparently stung by comments about his race, he went
on a bloody four-month rampage from July, 1900, killing
nine people, before being wounded and captured near
Wingham. He was hanged at Darlinghurst Jail in January,
1901, his life recalled in the Thomas Keneally book
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.
HENRY AND WILLIAM DUMARESQ
Brothers born in England, both served in Canada and in
the Peninsula War, where Henry was wounded at Waterloo.
After arriving in Australia in 1825 the brothers worked
for the government and settled estates in the Upper
Hunter, Henry's St Heliers, near Muswellbrook, and
William's St Aubins, near Scone.
Henry became commissioner of the Australian
Agricultural Co in 1833 and moved to Port Stephens where
he died at Tahlee House in 1838. William lived mainly
in Sydney after 1840 but retained his connection with
Scone helping build St Luke's Church, giving
d Scone Hospital, being a founding
of church and hospital committees,
rving as a magistrate and on
ne Council. He was elected to the
gislative Council three times from
He died in 1868.
<< BEN HALL
One of Australia's best-known
bushrangers, Hall was born
near Maitland in 1837 when his
father, Benjamin Hall Snr, was an
overseer on the Doona run north
of where Murrurundi would later
A few years later the first block
of land purchased in Haydonton
was bought by Hall Snr, and Hall Jnr
ent much of his early childhood
und the town. Around 1850 some
e family moved temporarily to the
n district, and it appears Ben Jnr
urned to Murrurundi. By the early
had turned to bushranging and by
1865 had a reward of one thousand pounds on his
head. The same year, a few days before his 28th birthday, he
was shot dead in a police ambush, suffering more than 30
WALTER OSMOND PYE
UPPER Hunter doctor Walter Pye was born
at Parramatta in 1905, the great-great grandson of
two convicts who arrived on the Third Fleet in 1791.
He was educated at Kings School at Parramatta and from
there went to the University of Sydney, graduating with a
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1928. In
1930 he went to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he became a
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1931.
After a few years study in England he returned to Australia
and married his cousin, Gwendolyn Yeager, in 1937.
In March, 1934, Dr Pye bought a medical practice in Scone
and remained there the rest of his life. He died in early 1994,
his wife having died in 1985. In 1973 Dr Pye was awarded an
MBE for services to the community. He has a wing at the Scott
Memorial Hospital named in his honour, in 1977 he received
the inaugural Hunter McLoughlin Memorial Citizenship
Award from the Scone Shire Council and he donated to the
refurbishment of St Luke's Church Hall in 1988.
He held a pilot's licence and worked to acquire an
aerodrome in Scone and an air service to Sydney. Due to his
fund-raising efforts an aerodrome was opened in 1961.
Dr Pye inaugurated the Upper Hunter Village Association
in 1973 and was again to the fore in fundraising. The
association built villa units, a nursing home and hostel to
cater for the elderly of the district.
Dr Pye had many hobbies and interests, such as golf,
and after World War II he was the driving force in the
construction of a new golf course at White Park.
Australia's youngest Victoria Cross winner at 18 years old,
Jackson lived at Merriwa after the war buying and selling
horses and skins.
He became a member of the town's RSL sub branch
before moving on in 1927 to become licensee of the
Figtree Hotel at Wollongong.
He won his VC in France in 1916.
According to the London Gazette of 1916 his citation
Bob Ell, a former Merriwa
chippie, is now a property
investor and developer with a
fortune estimated in the 2010
Business Review Weekly Rich
List at $1.1 billion.
born in Muswellbrook
in 1955, is now
regarded as one of
the world's finest
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