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April 2015

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The centenary of the landing at Gallipoli will be commemorated on 25th April across Australia and the world. Lambton Local has published a special 16 page liftout inside this edition to remember and honour those from Lambton who went to war from 1914 and 1918 and did not return...

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, awaiting orders. Photographer George F. Hamilton. Taken April 25th 1915

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When Lambton Residents Group members met with a representative of Newcastle City Council’s Facilities and Recreation department at Lambton Park recently to raise some maintenance issues, both parties came away with perhaps more than they had bargained for. Council’s Parks Maintenance Co-ordinator Mark Pepperall, invited the group to hold a regular community working bee to assist in the maintenance of identified areas of the Park. The Residents Group accepted the challenge and the first of these events will be held on Sunday 19th April from 10.30am until about 1pm. Thereafter the events will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month (weather permitting). Co-ordinator of the Community Gardening Group, Ruth Purvis of Lambton is looking forward to the local community coming together to work on Lambton’s greatest asset. “It’s a big park, so we’re planning to focus on the just one small area to begin with. With ANZAC Day the following Saturday we thought that for our first gathering it would be fitting to have the garden beds adjacent to the War Memorial Gates on Morehead

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make light work for local gardens Street looking their best” said Ruth. “Before each community gardening event we’ll swap notes with Mark and his staff to see what the priorities might be.” Mrs Purvis said. “Council will be providing gardening gloves, hand tools, wheelbarrows, plants and mulch. All we need to do is provide the people-power. Anyone in the community is welcome to come along, just remember your broad-brimmed hat and enclosed shoes. There will be a short briefing session beforehand so all participants understand safe garden practice.” She added. “You’re sure to meet some other locals who are keen to give a little time to the community” Ruth concluded. Participants will receive a free lunch too. Local businesses have come to the party and donated the makings of a free sausage sizzle and drinks for when the work is done! For more information regarding the Community Gardening Group or to register your interest in coming along please email lambtonresidents@gmail.com or call Ruth Purvis on 4957 3346.

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April is Heritage Month Newcastle Family History Society Inc. has a full calendar for April/ The regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday April 7th at 7.30pm at the Lambton Mechanics Institute 68 Elder St Lambton. The speaker will be Newcastle Herald cartoonist, Peter Lewis speaking on ‘Cartoon Art’.

Julie Keating, creator of the Lambton Heritage Walk, will lead a walking tour of Lambton to mark Heritage Week

To mark Heritage Month the Society will hold an Open Day Saturday 18th April. The Society’s extensive library will be open from 9.30am until 3.00pm. Visitors are welcome to view the library and with assistance either commence their family history or research the extensive resources held in the library. There is no cost for using the Society’s resources on the Open Day.

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Variety raffle shows Lambton’s big heart A big night of fundraising for Variety Bash was held recently at Lambton’s Bar 121. The Giant Easter raffles follow the successful Christmas raffles put on by publican Brett McGovern. “The community support for events like the Giant Easter Raffles is fantastic. It was great to see some new faces from our local area. People are aware of the work that Variety does raising funds for needy kids around New South Wales and of course want to support this work. So far since Christmas, including our latest raffles, we’ve raised over $4000 for our Variety Bash team entry” Brett said. “It goes to show just how big a heart Lambton has. Our major raffle prize was a 116cm TV, so of course no one left until it was drawn. It was won by someone who then donated it back to the raffle for redrawing, then it was won by a local, Paula who promptly donated it to another local family, the Amblers.” The auctioning of a 2015 Newcastle Knights Jersey signed by the current squad told a similar tale. Elder Street locals Rod and Annette Mailer paid $350 at auction for this collector’s item then immediately gave it to Callum Wright who is quite possibly Lambton’s biggest Knights fan! “It was hard to hold back the tears there was so much love in the room!” Brett added. “We’ll be holding further fundraising events in the lead up to our Bash event in May so stay tuned”. Brett added.

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St John the Baptist Anglican Church will hold another of its popular Pop Up Op Shop events on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April. This time however there will be a new venue further up Elder Street. The Pop Up Op Shop will be found at the vacant takeaway shop opposite Bar 121, next door to the Vet surgery.

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Lambton’s own rugby league team, the Kingfishers. kick off their 2015 campaign on Saturday 11th April. Having reached the finals in just their first season on the park after an 11-year hiatus, the Club is likely to be promoted from 2nd Division C Grade to B Grade (or better) for the coming year. Trial game form suggests that last season’s result was just the beginning of a great comeback story. Lambton Local will publish a special feature on the Kingfishers in the May edition.

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If you want to see the region’s best mens and ladies bowlers in action over the Easter weekend all you need do is pop over to to Lambton Bowls Sport and Recreation Club in Karoola Rd Lambton. The Club will be hosting the tournament over two days, Easter Sunday 5th and Easter Monday 6th April. With prizemoney totalling $2000 on offer there will be plenty for the 30 plus mixed teams of four to play for.

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Diane Gray of Croudace St, Lambton is the winner of last month’s Big Quiz. Congratulations Diane your $40 Lambton Grocer voucher has been posted to you. Last month’s mystery photo (left) was the plaque on the water bubbler at the Morehead and Howe Street corner of Lambton Park.

This month’s quiz questions are below. You’ll find some answers in the pages of Lambton Local. Others can be found elsewhere... Question 1 Who is the State Member of Parliament that represents the Lambton area? Question 2 Which Sunday in April will Lambton Residents Group hold its first community gardening event? Question 3 Until which decade would you have found a steam roller in Lambton Park? Question 4 Which days over the Easter long weekend will Lambton Grocer be open? Question 5 Name four streets in North Lambton starting with the letter ‘A’ Question 6 Where would you find the artistic work pictured above right?

When you have the answers send them in an email to lambtonlocal@gmail.com with ‘Big Quiz’ in the subject line or post them to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299. One correct entry will be drawn from those received up to 14th April and win a $40 open order to spend at Lambton Grocer in May.

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Above: The steam roller that stood in Lambton Park until sometime in the 1990’s has been located

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I write in reference to the correspondent in last edition regarding the steam-roller. I believe it is still in existence perhaps in the Goulburn area. In 2013, it was nearly fully restored and in private ownership. I am at present attempting to contact the owner to see if an up-to-date photo is available. The 1960’s photo shown at left came from Bob Elliott. His late brother Peter is the boy in the photo. It would be great if other readers could check their photo albums. Perhaps there is a clearer photo around, as it was a popular play piece for the children when families picnicked in the park. Robert Watson - Blue Gum Road, Jesmond

Who was that Librarian? Does anyone recall the name of the lady who staffed the Lambton Library in the 1950’s and 60’s? I have been attending this library for over 50 years, and for some reason have recently been thinking of the wellgroomed dark haired librarian with the bun, who loaned me books. I wonder what her name was? By the way, I still love reading and visiting this library in particular, which I regard as a vital part of the local community. Louise Evans – Condor Circuit, Lambton

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We had such a great time at the pop up shop last month. I would like to thank Simpson’s Shoes for making the space available, all my helpers, anyone who donated goods and especially those people who supported the cause by coming into the shop and buying up some great bargains. Thanks to Lambton Local I was able to reach more locals, their family and friends to support this great cause. We raised just over $1,400. I consider this to be a great result! Lyndall Otter – De Vitre Street, Lambton


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ANZAC DAY in Lambton

The Lambton-New Lambton RSL sub-Branch invites everyone to join with them in remembering the fallen and celebrating the freedoms that our servicemen and women, in all conflicts, have sacrificed so much to secure on the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC legend being born. Memorial and wreath laying services will be held around the Lambton and New Lambton area on Saturday 25th April. The general public are welcome at each of these services. An outline of the morning’s commemorations is below. Morning service: 0650 - 0730 hours Assemble at the New Lambton Park Memorial Gates, opposite Wests New Lambton for service and wreath laying Breakfast: 0745 - 0845 hours A hearty breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, tea/coffee and juice will be available at Lambton Bowling Club. Cost $10. Lambton Park Memorial Gates: 0900 hours A brief service and wreath laying will be held here opposite (Lizottes) the former King’s Theatre in Morehead Street. Lambton Memorial Swimming Centre : 0940 hours Assemble outside pool complex for memorial service and wreath laying. March commences from Lambton Memorial Pool to Lambton Bowling Club: 1000 hours Transport will be provided for those unable to march Main Commemorative Service: 1045 - 1130 hours The main commemorative service will be held at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd Lambton. Pupils from a number of local schools including Lambton Public, Lambton High, St John’s Primary, St Therese’s Primary, New Lambton Public, St Phillips Christian College, Hamilton Public and Carrington Public will participate in the Commemorative Service. They will be providing a number of sung and spoken word items.


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-18 A special tribute to local heroes published by April 25th marks 100 years since ANZAC forces landed at Gallipoli. Young men wrote their names into a brand new chapter of our young nation’s history. Lambton provided its share of these men. In the pages that follow you will read the stories of the young men that once called Lambton home and gave their lives in defence of our nation during the First World War. Thanks to the research efforts of others we know a considerable amount about many of these soldiers. For others sadly, only scant records are available. Many were born and raised in Lambton then moved away. Others came to Lambton from elsewhere to work in the coalmines and other local industry. Whatever their individual story, all of them called Lambton home at some stage. What they have in common is they all embarked for the other side of the world to fight a war on foreign soil and never saw their loved ones or Lambton again. Honour Rolls and War Memorials are commonplace in the streets, parks and schools of many Australian communities. But how often do we stop, take the time to look at these monuments and consider what they represent? What do we know about these people beyond their name and rank? The pages that follow offer some detail on those who once called Lambton home and who are commemorated on our local memorials. In the century that has passed since the The Great War much has changed in Lambton. Some important things have not changed. Some of us today were born and raised here. Others of us have found this wonderful community through luck and circumstance.

Whatever our story is, we now call Lambton home just as the soldiers in these pages once did. He may have lived in the house next door to you today, or attended school in the same classroom you now use, or played sport on the parks and ovals that we enjoy to this day. For many whose lives were spared and who were returned home, the horror of what they saw stayed with them for the rest of their days. Their sacrifice should be acknowledged also. As ANZAC day approaches spend some time reflecting on how this war must have impacted the community and families of Lambton 100 years ago. Mark Brooker Publisher, Lambton Local Much of the information here is from “ The Story of Lambton – a Suburb of Newcastle, NSW” published by Newcastle Family History Society Inc. and reproduced with permission.

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remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Private D. Adamson His name appears on the Lambton Park Memorial Gates. However, no further information has been found on D. Adamson Private Randolph Adamson Number: 359 Born: Salisbury Plains, Uralla Parents: George M. and Anne Adamson Address: Public School, Glen Oak, NSW Schooling: Hanging Rock, Bendemeer, Hamilton Occupation: Coachbuilder’s apprentice Date of enlistment: 16-01-1916 Place of enlistment: Newcastle Age on enlistment: 18 years 4 months Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Date of embarkation: 01-05-1916 Ship: HMAT Benalla Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 07-06-1917 Place of death: Messines Age at death: 19 years 10 months Cemetery/memorial: 29 Ypres Memorial, Belgium (Menin Gate) Other information: Randolph’s father, George Adamson, was a teacher. Randolph’s early military service included the Cadets and a month or two as a citizen soldier prior to his enlistment in the Army. His brother Tom, also served with the 35th and was gassed and suffered twice from shell-shock. Randolph’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 124; Hamilton Public School’s Honour Roll and Lambton Post Office Honour Roll. Private William Lowrie Allison Number:7067 Born: Jesmond Parents: Lancelot Allison and Hanah Cowey Address: Percy Street Lambton Date of Enlistment: 16-9-1916 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 33 years 10 months Page 14 > Lambton Local > April 2015

Unit on enlistment: 5th Battalion Date of Embarkation: 23-11-1916 Ship: HMAT Hororata Place of embarkation: Melbourne Date of death: 31-8-1918 Unit at death: 38th Battalion Age at death: 36 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Other information: William Allison’s name was also recorded as Allinson. He served under the name of McEwan. He was the husband of Isabella Allison of 20 Nicholson Street, Balmain East and his father had died prior to William’s death. William gave his address on enlistment as 625 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, although his mother was still in Lambton. His name appears in the Australian War Memorial panel 129; Jesmond Methodist Church Roll of Honour; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and the Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Lance Corporal Vincent James Allsop Number: 360 Born: West Maitland Parents: Robert and Mary Allsop Address: Elder Street Lambton Schooling: Maitland High School Occupation: Commercial Traveller Date of enlistment: 16-3-1916 Place of enlistment: West Maitland Age on enlistment: 28 years 9 months Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Date of embarkation: 01-5-1916 Ship: HMAT Benalla Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 29-5-1917 Place of death: Messines Unit at death: 35th Battalion Age at death: 31 years Cemetery/Memorial: Belgium 451 Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert.


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Other information: Vincent was the husband of Myra May Allsop of Elder Street, Lambton. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 124; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and the Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Private George Henry Banfield Number: 1450 Born: Brisbane Parents: James Banfield and Martha Lewis Address: c/o Mrs Hincks Elder Street, Lambton Schooling: Council school Occupation: Engine driver Date of enlistment: 06-11-1914 Place of enlistment: Adamstown Age on enlistment: 28 years 9 months Unit on enlistment: 38th Battalion Date of embarkation: 11-2-1915 Ship: HMAT Seang Bee Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 05-05-1915 Place of death: Dardanelles Unit at death: 4th Battalion Age at death: 29 years Cemetery/Memorial: Gallipoli 24, 4Bn Parade Ground Cemetery. Other information: George Banfield’s mother was Martha Lewis (formerly Banfield) and her address was given as 5 High Street, Pontiottyn, Glamorganshire, South Wales. His father was deceased at the time of his death. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 39; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and the Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Private Arthur Barrie Number: 3997 Born: Jesmond Parents: Emma Barrie (mother) Address: 19 Williams Street, Jesmond Schooling: Jesmond Public

Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 26-7-1915 Place of enlistment: Jesmond Age on enlistment: 21 years Unit on enlistment: 4th Battalion Date of embarkation: 30-12-1915 Ship: HMAT Medic Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 18-4-1917 Wounded: Bullecourt Age at death: 23 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 512 Grevillers British Cemetery. Other information: Arthur Barrie served with a signal engineers’ unit and died of wounds received. A brother was also killed in the war. Arthur’s name is recorded on the Australian War Memorial Panel 39; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Jesmond Methodist Church Roll of Honour.

Above: Arthur Barrie of Jesmond is 13 or 14 years old in this photo. Graham Barrie, a descendant who supplied this image believes, contrary to official records, that Private Barrie was just 16 when he enlisted. Making him only 18 or 19 when he died of wounds in 1917. Graham’s father, born in 1919, was named Arthur in memory of his cousin. Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 15


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Lance Corporal William Picken Barrie Number: 3125 Born: Wallsend Address: Robert Street, Jesmond Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 24-09-1916 Place of enlistment: Newcastle Age on enlistment: 33 years 7 months Unit on enlistment: 53rd Battalion Date of embarkation: 11-11-1916 Ship: HMAT Suevic Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 01-09-1918 Place of death: Peronne Age at death 35 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 511 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension Other information: William Barrie had served in the 4th AIR for about 4 years prior to enlisting in 1916.

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He was married and gave his wife as his next-of-kin, Mildred Edith Barrie of Robert Street, Jesmond. She re-married, becoming Mrs M.E. Roderick of Michael Street, Jesmond. William received a promotion to Lance Corporal on 23-09-17. His names appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 156; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and the Jesmond Methodist Church Roll of Honour. Private Richard Nelson Boulden Number: 4890A Born: Lambton Parents: Ada M. Boulden Address: Dixon Street, Lambton Schooling: Lambton Public Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 04-01-1917 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 21 Years 1 month Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Date of embarkation: 24-01-1917 Ship: HMAT Anchises Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 29-9-1918 Age at Death: 19 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 212 Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile. Other information: Note the difference in Richard’s age when he enlisted at the age of 21 years 1 month, and later died aged 19 years. He had served for 4 years in the Cadets at Lambton. His mother remarried becoming Mrs Ada M. Punton of Kitchener. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 125; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll and Lambton Park Memorial Gates.

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“A day I will never forget” Right: Warren Brogden of North Lambton recently visited the resting place of his great uncle Frederick Brogden in a Belgian war cemetery. Read Warren’s story below

Private Frederick Brogden Number: 718 Address: Lambton Rd, New Lambton Schooling: New Lambton Public Unit on enlistment: 34th Battalion Date of death: 31-05-1917 Age at death: 25 years Cemetery/Memorial: Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Wallonie, Belgium. Warren Brogden of North Lambton returned from a European holiday recently where he took the opportunity to visit the grave of his great uncle Frederick Brogden Military Cemetery in Belgium. Warren shares his story below: “The day didn’t start all that well, after a 90 minute train trip from Brussels Central I arrived at a town called Comines about fifteen minutes from the cemetery. I expected to pick up a cab or a bus for the ride to Ploegsteert but no such luck the only form of life was a dog laying on the platform. There was a corner shop about a hundred metres away but on arrival found that it was closed, around the corner I noticed a pharmacy and to my delight found an open front door and a pharmacist. He was a delightful man around sixty years of age who spoke

and understood English. I asked him about transport to the cemetery and he advised that there were no cabs in town and the bus route would not take me near the cemetery. He was very sympathetic to my problem. So much so that he closed his shop and offered to drive me out to the cemetery. He said, “ Your uncle would have come to this country not knowing where in the world it was. Not really knowing what the war was about. He came to fight the enemy. The least I can do is take you there.” His name was, Peter Letterme. Together with his son Edward, he drove me to the cemetery. I was able to find Fred’s grave and I planted some red poppies. It was such a poignant moment; one that will stay with me forever. We walked around the cemetery looking at the graves of these young soldiers and noticing how young these boys were. What had probably started as an adventure to them ended abruptly in their death. Peter and Edward then drove us to a field where on the 25th December 1914 a game of football was played between the British and German soldiers. We visited three other small cemeteries before arriving back at Peter’s home. We celebrated our new friendship with some Belgian beer and beautiful cheeses.” “It was a day that I will never forget.” Warren Brogden Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 17


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Lance Sergeant Alfred John Charlton Number: 411 Born: Lambton Parents: Edward and Isabella Charlton Address: Elder Street, Lambton Schooling: Lambton Public Occupation: Railway clerk Date of enlistment: 15-01-1916 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 27 years 6 months Unit on enlistment: 36th Battalion Date of embarkation: 13-05-1916 Ship: HMAT Beltana Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death 20-12-1917 Place of death: Armentieres Age at death: 28 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 922 Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres. Other information: Alfred was working at Singleton Railway Station prior to signing up. As well as his parents, he gave another contact, Matthew Charlton of High Street, Lambton. His cousin was Major Percy Charlton MC (Military Cross). Alfred’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 126; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates: Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Private F. Cray His name appears on the Lambton Park Memorial Gates. However, no further information has been found on F.Cray. Lance Corporal John William Cropper Number: 1924 Born: Lambton Parents: Amos and Isabella Cropper Address: Elder Street, Lambton Schooling: Lambton Public Occupation: Miner Date of enlistment: 28-01-1915 Page 18 > Lambton Local > April 2015

Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 32 years Unit on enlistment 11th Battalion Date of embarkation: 29-04-1915 Ship: HMAT Hororata Place of embarkation: Fremantle Date of death: 09-04-1916 Age at death 34 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 1571 Mazergues Cemetery Extension. Other information: John’s father’s address at the time of his embarkation was give as Oberther Street, South Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. John’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 62 and the Lambton Post Office Honour Roll. Private Daniel Edward Docwra Number: 1707 Born: Madras, India Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 08-10-1914 Place of enlistment: Melbourne Age on enlistment: 38 years 10 months Unit on enlistment: 14th Battalion Date of embarkation 19-2-1915 Ship: HMAT Runic Place of embarkation: Melbourne Date of death: 29-08-1916 Place of death: Pozieres Age at death: 40 years Cemetery/Memorial: France 26 Villers Bretonneux Other information: Daniel had previously served with the Gordon Highlanders for a period of 12 ½ years. His next-of-kin was given as Mrs Annie Dellar (sister) whose address was Foresters Arms, Ware Road, Hertford, England. In Australia he had been the sole support for his widowed mother. He was promoted to Company Sergeant Major 07-05-1915, but was reduced to ranks 05-06-1916. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 72; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board.


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Lance Corporal Francis. M Doonan Number: 1326 Born: Sydney Parents: Frank and Mary Doonan Address: Esplanade Rest, Thirroul Occupation: Police constable Date of enlistment: 06-04-1915 Place of enlistment: Newcastle Age on enlistment: 27 years Unit on enlistment: 20th Battalion Date of embarkation: 25-06-2105 Ship: HMAT Berrima Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 03-05-1916 Place of death: Armentiers Cemetery/Memorial: France 285 Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. Other information: Francis was born in Brodie Street, Paddington and gave his next-of-kin his brother, Frederick, with Victoria Barracks as the contact address. Francis had served for six months with the Royal Australian Artillery prior to enlisting. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 91; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Newcastle’s Police Station Honour Roll. Private David Douglas Number: 2598 Born: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England Address: c/o Arthur Robinson 32 Fleming Street, Wickham Occupation: Wheelright Date of enlistment: 16-07-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 27 Years Unit on enlistment: 4th Battalion Date of embarkation: 02-11-1915 Ship: HMAT Euripides Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 24-07-1916

Cemetery/Memorial: France 26 Villers Bretonneux. Other information: David stated that his parents were both dead at the time of his enlistment. George Noble Douglas, his brother, was given as his next-of-kin and he lived at the same address in Wickham. His papers state “killed in action”. David’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 40; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and the Christ Church Cathedral’s Book of Gold. Private Edward Fanning Number: 65 Born: Wickham Parents: William and Annie Fanning Address: Albert Street, North Lambton Schooling: Newcastle High School Occupation: Railway Engineer Date of enlistment: 29-11-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 25 years 11 months Unit on enlistment: 1st Battalion Date of embarkation: 04-05-1916 Ship: HMAT Marathon Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 05-11-1916 Cemetery/Memorial: France 26 Villers Bretonneux Other information: Edward’s next-of-kin was given as his guardian, Mrs Emily Hemmings of North Lambton. He had been trained as a cabinet-maker at one stage, but was working with the railway at Willow Tree prior to his enlistment. He was posted as “ missing” presumed dead. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial Panel 29 and the Lambton Post Office Honour Roll.

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remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Private Charles Alfred Gibbs Number: 80 Born: Lambton Address: Nelson Street, Wallsend Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 11-11-1915 Place of enlistment: Wallsend Age on enlistment: 22 years 5 months Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Date of embarkation: 01-05-1916 Ship: HMAT Benalla Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 06-03-1917 Cemetery/Memorial: France 922 Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres. Other information: Mrs Mary Gibbs of Clark Street, Wallsend, was the wife of Charles and was given as his next-of-kin. He was serving with the 15th Infantry when he filled out his attestation papers committing to service abroad. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 125; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board; Wallsend Methodist Church Honour Roll and Wallsend Park Memorial. Private Leslie Gray Number: 4926A Born: Lambton Parents: James and Maria Gray Address: Fitzroy Road, Summer Hill, Lambton Schooling: Lambton Public School Occupation: Plate Layer (government service) Age on enlistment: 23 years 4 months Unit on enlistment: 4th Pioneer Battalion Date of embarkation: 08-03-1917 Ship: HMAT Star of England Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 15-03-1917 Place of death: The Somme Age at death: 24 years Page 20 > Lambton Local > April 2015

Cemetery/ Memorial: France 177 Demancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Other information: Leslie had received training as a draper after leaving school. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 174; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Public School’s Honour Board and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Trooper William Ernest Greedy Number: 276 Born: Lambton Parents: William John and Louisa Greedy Address: Mt View, Tooday, Western Australia Occupation: Station Hand/ Boundary Rider Date of enlistment: 27-10-1914 Place of enlistment: Tooday, WA Age on enlistment: 25 years 11 months Unit on enlistment: 10th Light Horse Date of embarkation: 08-02-1915 Ship: HMAT Mashobra Place of embarkation: Fremantle Date of death: 17-08-1915 Place of death: Lone Pine Age at death: 26 years Cemetery/Memorial: Gallipoli 6 Lone Pine Memorial. Other information: William’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 7 and Lambton Post Office Honour Roll. Private William Edward Hepple Number: 2322 Born: High Street, Lambton Parents: William and Sarah Ann Hepple Address: Georgetown Road, Waratah Schooling: Lambton, Abermain, Weston Occupation: Boilermaker’s assistant Date of enlistment: 17-08-1916 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 18 years 4 months


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Unit on enlistment: 34th Battalion Date of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 01-10-1917 Place of death: Ypres Cemetery/Memorial: Belgium 8 Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3. Other information: William had served for four years with 14B and 15A Cadets and was with the 15th Battalion Militia when he signed his attestation papers. He had previously been rejected for Military service due to an “insufficient chest measurement”. Two cousins had also signed on for overseas service – Private W. Smith (36th Battalion) and Private M. Hepple (30th Battalion). As well as his parents, William nominated Mr Herbert Spruce of Elder Street in Lambton as his contact. His papers are marked “ died of wounds”. William’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 124; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Hamilton Bus Depot Memorial. Private John Rowland Hill Number: 397 Born: Wigan, Liverpool, England Address: William Street, Jesmond Occupation: Baker Date of enlistment: 04-02-1915 Place of enlistment: Marrickville Age on enlistment: 35 years 6 months Unit on enlistment: 17th Battalion Date of embarkation: 12-05-1915 Ship: HMAT Themistocles Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 26-07-1916 Cemetery/Memorial: France 26 Villers Bretonneux. Other information: John’s next-of-kin was his wife Elizabeth Stella Hill, and her address was c/o Mrs E. Barry, William Street, Jesmond. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 83 and Lambton Post Office Honour Roll. Private David James Jones Number: 2426 Born: Timor

Father: John Jones Address: De Vitre Street, Lambton Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 31-07-1915 Place of enlistment: Newcastle Age on enlistment: 31 years 11 months Unit on enlistment: 19th Battalion Date of embarkation: 05-10-1915 Ship: HMAT Thermistocles Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 08-08-1918 Cemetery/Memorial: France 71 Vignacourt British Cemetery. Other information: David’s father’s address was given as c/o Mrs Turner, Maryborough, Victoria, but a note added to David’s attestation paper near his father’s name says stated to be deceased. Another note states simply Mother deceased. The next-of-kin was then given as Mr J.R. Jones (brother) De Vitre Street, Lambton. David’s records indicate that he “died of wounds”. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 89 and Lambton Park Memorial Gates.

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remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Private Alfred Kentish papers. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 69; Lambton Post Office Honour Number: 4813 Roll and Lambton Park Memorial Gates. Born: Lambton Father: William Richard Kentish Address: Young Street, Lambton Occupation: Driver Date of enlistment: 14-08-1915 Place of enlistment Lambton Age on enlistment: 18 years Unit on enlistment: 54th Battalion Date of embarkation: 08-03-1916 Ship: HMAT Star of England Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 19-07-2016 Cemetery/Memorial: France 7 VC Corner Australian Cemetery. Other information: Alfred had served with the 15A Senior Cadets prior to his enlistment. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 159; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Hexham Workshop’s Honour Board in the Maitland RSL Sub-branch office. Private Arthur Kentish Number: 1772 Born: Newcastle Father: W. Kentish Address: Young Road, Lambton Occupation: Blacksmith Date on enlistment: 22-01-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 22 years Unit on enlistment: 13th Battalion Date of embarkation: 16-12-1916 Ship: HMAT Ballarat Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 04-02-1917 Cemetery/Memorial: France 26 Villers Bretonneux. Other information: Arthur had previously served with 4th Reinforcements prior to signing his attestation Page 22 > Lambton Local > April 2015

Above: extract from the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miner’s Advocate 12th August 1916 reporting the death of Private Alfred Kentish of Young Road.

Private William Raymond Law Number: 868 Born: Lambton Parents: James and Emily Law Address: Second Street, Lambton Schooling: Technical College Occupation: Engineer’s apprentice Date of enlistment: 27-08-1914 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 19 years Unit on enlistment: 2nd Battalion Date of embarkation: 18-10-1914


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Ship: HMAT Suffolk Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 06-02-1915 Cemetery/Memorial: Egypt 9 Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Other information: William had served with the citizens’ force for two years and A M Corps as sergeant prior to enlisting. His death was caused through pneumonia. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 33; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Morison and Bearby Ltd Honour Roll.

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Private Joseph Charles Usher Metcalfe Number: 3088 Born: Jesmond Parents: Abner W. and Mary Ann Metcalfe Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 16-07-1915 Place of enlistment: Weston Age on enlistment: 24 years Unit on enlistment: 13th Battalion Private John Liddle Date of embarkation: 06-09-1915 Ship: HMAT Ballarat Number: 1167 Place of embarkation: Sydney Born: Morpeth Date of death: 02-09-1916 Parents: Joseph and Hannah Liddle Place of death: The Somme Occupation: Miner Age at death: 25 years Date of enlistment: 15-03-1916 Cemetery/Memorial: France 245 Lebucquiere Place of enlistment: Lambton Communal Cemetery Extension. Age on enlistment: 35 years Other information: Joseph’s father’s address was th Unit on enlistment: 35 Battalion given as Sawyers Gully Road, Weston. Apparently Date of embarkation: 13-05-1916 his father and three brothers were enlisted: Pte A.W Metcalfe, no.149, 35th Battalion, Pte J.W. Metcalfe. Ship: HMAT Beltana No.1781, 13th Battalion, Pte A. Metcalfe, no.3087, 55th Place of embarkation: Sydney Battalion, Pte R.G. Metcalfe, no. 3877, 55th Battalion. Date of death: 07-08-1918 Joseph died of wounds while being held as a prisonerof-war. His name appears on the Australian War Cemetery/Memorial: France 69 Pernois British Memorial panel 70; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Cemetery. Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board Other information: John’s mother was living in and Jesmond Methodist Church Roll of Honour. Tyne Dock, South Shields, England. His father had died before John’s enlistment. John gave his sister as contact – Mrs Elizabeth Hadley, 78 Ashley Road, Private Alfred Bruce Mitchell South Shields. He had been trained as a bricklayer Number: 498 prior to signing his attestation papers. His name Born: Narrabri appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 125; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Parents: John Jones Mitchell and Eveline Memorial Gates and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Address: Albert Street, North Lambton Club’s Honour Board. Occupation: Bricklayer Date of enlistment: 15-01-1916 Private F. McDonald Place of enlistment: Narrabri His name appears on the Lambton Post Office Age on enlistment: 19 years Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and the Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. However, no further information has been found to Date of embarkation: 01-05-1916 Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 23


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Ship: HMAT Benalla Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 23-02-17 Cemetery/Memorial: France 297 Trios-Arbres Cemetery. Other Information: Alfred had served a period of two years apprenticed to P.T. Street of Waratah. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 125; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral’s Book of Gold. Private John Henry Mitchell Number: 8080 Born: Jesmond Parents: James Smith Mitchell and Martha Occupation: Hospital attendant Date of enlistment: 13-07-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 30 years 4 months

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Unit on enlistment: 4th Field Ambulance Date of embarkation: 13-10-1915 Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 08-08-1918 Age at death: 33 years Cemetery/memorial: France 119 Daours Communal Cemetery Extension Other information: On John’s attestation papers, the next-of-kin, “(brother) Thomas J. Mitchell, Hill St, North Lambton” was crossed out and “Charles Mitchell (brother)” inserted. Also given was “Mrs Martha Lamglands ‘Croydon’ Morehead St, Lambton”. A note appears on the paper stating “War medals to sister Mrs Langlands”, with the address now being Hill St, North Lambton. John’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 183; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board; New Lambton Hobart Road Memorial Gates and Jesmond Methodist Church Roll of Honour. Private Thomas James Mitchell Number: 3872A Born: Jesmond Address: Hill St, North Lambton Occupation: Engine cleaner Date of enlistment: 01-11-1915 Place of enlistment: Wickham Age on enlistment: 20 years Unit on enlistment: 17th Battalion Date of embarkation: 01-11-1916 Ship: HMAT Runic Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 04-08-1916 Unit at death: 20th Battalion Cemetery/memorial: France 832 British Cemetery, Pozieres Other information:” Mrs Miriam Mitchell (wife) was living at 13 Beresford Street, Wickham at the time of Thomas’ embarkation. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 92; Lambton Post Office Roll of Honour; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board; Wickham Municipal Roll of Honour and Wickham Park Memorial in Albert Street.


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Lieutenant Walter Herbert Oldham Number: 8091 Born: Lambton Parents: Joseph William and Jane Oldham Address: Church Street, Stockton Occupation: Shop assistant Date of enlistment: 05-06-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 20 years 11 months Unit on enlistment: 56th Battalion Date of embarkation: 13-10-1915 Ship: HMAT Port Lincoln Place of Embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 01-09-1918 Age at death: 24 years Cemetery/memorial: France 692 Fouquescourt British Cemetery Other information: Walter served four years with the AMC in Newcastle and resigned to enlist. At the time of his death, his parents’ address was given as Douglas Street, Stockton. Walter was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 162; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board; Stockton Citizens’ Memorial in Rawson Park, Mitchell Street and the Honour Roll of St Philip’s Presbyterian Church in Watt Street, Newcastle.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was awarded to Walter Oldham who died in France in September 1918, aged 24.

Private Harry Pease Number: 520 Born: Lambton Father: John Pease Address: Young Road, Lambton Occupation: Labourer Date of enlistment: 30-11-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 25 years 8 months Unit on enlistment: 35th Battalion Date of embarkation: 01-05-1916 Ship: HMAT Benalla Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 03-05-1917 Cemetery/memorial: France 297 Trois-Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck Other information: Harry’s name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 126; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board.

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remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Private Herbert Ernest Pritchard Number: 2141 Born: Lambton Parents: W.A. and Mary Ann Pritchard Address: Elder Street, Lambton Occupation: Railway porter Date of enlistment: 17-09-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 28 years 10 months Unit on enlistment: 30th Battalion Date of embarkation: 16-02-1916 Ship: HMAT Ballarat Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 20-07-1916 Cemetery/memorial: France 525 Rue-Petillion Military Cemetery Other information: Herbert’s father was deceased prior to his enlistment. His sister, Mary Ann Gray, also lived in Elder Street. His papers were marked “killed in action” and his name appears on the

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Australian War Memorial panel 117; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board and Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral’s Book of Gold.

Above: Private Herbert Pritchard’s Roll of Honour details as provided to the Australian War Memorial by his mother Mary Ann

Trooper James Reginald Reid Number: 2523 Born: Lambton Parents: Peter Joseph and Hannah Reid Address: Elder Street, Lambton Schooling: St John’s Private School, Lambton Occupation: Draper Date of enlistment: Unknown Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 21 years 2 months Unit on enlistment: 3rd Battalion Imperial Camel Corps Date of embarkation: 17-02-1917 Ship: RMS Morea Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 06-11-1917 Cemetery/memorial: Palestine 1 Beersheba War Cemetery


remembering lambton’s fallen 1914-1918 Other information: James served for three years in the Militia prior to enlisting. He was killed at Tel Khweilfs in Palestine. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 10; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and Lambton/ New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Private Thomas Richardson Number: 3919 Born: Wigan, England Parents: William and Ellen Richardson Address: Elder Street, Lambton Occupation: Miner Date of enlistment: 02-09-1915 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 28 years Unit on enlistment: 17th Battalion Date of embarkation: 20-01-1916 Ship: HMAT Runic Place of embarkation: Sydney Date of death: 04-09-1918 Unit at death: 53rd Battalion Age at death: 31 years Cemetery/memorial: France 146 Rouen, St Sever Cemetery Extension Other information: Thomas came to Australia at the age of 25 years. His wife was Mrs Olive Richardson whose address was given c/o Mrs E. Langlands, Elder Street Lambton. His name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 158; Lambton Post Office Honour Roll; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board. Private G. Sturey His name appears on the Lambton Post Office Honour Roll and the Lambton Park Memorial Gates. However, no further information has been found on G. Sturey. Driver William Henry Taylor Number: 1806A Born: Auckland, New Zealand Parents: James and Amelia Taylor Address: Lambton Heights

Occupation: Miner Date of enlistment: 04-09-1914 Place of enlistment: Lambton Age on enlistment: 26 years 1 month Unit on enlistment: 10th Battalion Date of embarkation: 22-12-1914 Ship: HMAT Ceramic Place of embarkation: Melbourne Date of death: 21-08-1918 Age at death: 30 years Rank at death: Sergeant Cemetery/memorial: France 1170 Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fouilloy Other information: William’s parents gave their address as Irish Town, Thames, Auckland, New Zealand on his attestation papers. William died of wounds and his name appears on the Australian War Memorial panel 16; Lambton Park Memorial Gates and Lambton/New Lambton RSL Club’s Honour Board.

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According the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Fitness 92% of us are not eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables. Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals that help your body to function and help prevent a range of diseases including cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke so you can see why Australians not eating enough vegetables can have a huge impact on our health as a nation. So what is the recommended daily intake???? The Australian dietary guidelines recommend 5 servings a day. That may seem like a lot especially if you are not used to eating that many but never fear….I have some quick and easy ways to pack more veggies into your diet. 1.You can buy ingredients for little cost and make a tasty salad full of different vegetables. During the summer months salads are perfect for both lunch and dinner. To make it more filling make sure there is some form of protein like meat or nuts. 2. Whenever you have meat, have vegetables on hand to cook up to go with it. To save money buying vegetables frozen can be a cost effective and it means you will always have them for when you need to use them. 3. When you make a dish like spaghetti bowl chop up vegetables like carrots, zucchini etc and add it to the mince. You can also grate the vegetables if you have fussy children and they won’t even know they are in there. 4. At snack time incorporate a serving of vegetables into the snack. Some of my favourite snacks are celery or carrot sticks with hummus or thick slices of tomato with slices of bocconcini and basil leaves Start incorporating more vegetables in your diet and it won’t be long until you will start feeling and seeing the benefits.

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Lambton then, Lambton now The dividing lines

by Lachlan Wetherall

Where does Lambton end and New Lambton start? It’s hard to tell nowadays, but the gap between the two suburbs was once more open. The Ralph Snowball photo on the opposite page is of New Lambton, taken in about 1906, from Lambton near the present day intersection of Womboin and Wallarah Roads, In the foreground is the Lambton Colliery railway, and on the flat beyond can be seen the remains of a curved embankment, where the New Lambton Colliery railway once ran. These rail lines were not only a division in the physical landscape, but also emblematic of the divide that existed between the competing coal interests. The Scottish Australian Mining Company opened the Lambton Colliery in 1863, but due to an oversight in failing to pay rent to the government, their rivals, James & Alexander Brown snapped up the rights to mine coal to the south of Lambton. To add insult to injury, the Brown’s called their operation “New Lambton” Colliery. The owners of the original mine The last visible remnant of the Lambton Colliery railway, a culvert over Lambton Ker-rai, is at the western end of Kentish Ovals off Tyrone Road

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were even less impressed when the public started referring to them as “Old Lambton”. This rivalry of course meant there would be no cooperation in the matter of railway lines. The Lambton mine owners refused permission for the New Lambton railway to cross or join their railway and as a result multiple rail lines snaked across Newcastle carving up the landscape. The site of Lambton High School was once surrounded by three separate colliery railways! The New Lambton line was removed in 1891, the Lambton line remained until the 1960s. The present day photo (above) is taken a little further west than Ralph Snowball’s, and shows the last visible remnant of the Lambton Colliery line, a brick-lined culvert over Lambton Ker-rai Creek, behind the Allambie Court retirement units. You can view these photos in greater detail at www. lachlanwetherall.com


A circa 1906 photograph of New Lambton taken from Lambton by Ralph Snowball. Reproduced with the permission of University of Newcastle Cultural Collections.

BACK TO LAMBTON NIGHT SATURDAY 13TH JUNE, 2015 • FROM 6.30PM

Lambton Bowls Sports & Recreation Club Karoola Road, Lambton

Tickets $25pp Entertainment by “The Big Bang” with Norman James Nibbles and a light supper provided Jairuk Thai Kitchen will be open for meals on the night. For tickets see Craig at Simpson Shoes, Lambton PH: 4957 1606 or Laurel at Wakett’s TV & Aerial Services, New Lambton PH: 4952 3609 Presented by

All proceeds to go to Mark Hughes Foundation Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 33


Vet chat Dr Tessa Jongejans Greencross Vets, Lambton

Heartworm can kill pets Heartworm disease can be deadly to both dogs and cats. Traditionally we have protected our dogs against infection but now we know that we need to protect our feline friends as well. Immature heartworm are picked up from infected animals by mosquitoes and then transferred to other pets. This means your pet does not need to be in direct contact with other animals, every pet is at risk. Once injected these immature heartworm migrate to the heart where they grow and mature. Overtime this damages the animal’s heart and can cause illness.

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Although both dogs and cats can be affected by heartworm disease we do often see a different presentation of the disease. Dogs tend to slowly develop signs of heart failure where as cats often become suddenly unwell and suffer severe respiratory and cardiac distress. As in the case of most diseases prevention is better than cure!! There are a number of easy to use products available to protect all your family members. If you are unsure of your pet’s needs you can book in for a FREE nurse consultation with one of our trained team members who can develop a preventative plan for your pet. If you are one of our Healthy Pets Plus members remember that you receive 20% off all Heartworm prevention products. For information on our program please call us or visit our website: www. greencrossvet.com.au/healthypetsplus/


Mind matters by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

One of the things that Newcastle Psychology and Health (NPH) is focusing on in 2015 is anxiety. While depression has received widespread and deserved attention, anxiety has been left behind a little.

Commencing in May, I will be running the first smallgroup workshop on anxiety at our Lambton premises. Not therapy sessions, but training on anxiety, this workshop will be repeated several times over the course of the year.

Around 2 million Australians currently live with anxiety and just over one in ten struggle with a Each will consist of two parts over consecutive diagnosable anxiety disorder. Monday nights, one and a half hours each. This will be expert teaching on how anxiety works and how The NPH Anxiety Clinic seeks to redress this to deal with it. Get in early as bookings will fill up situation locally by offering assistance to people with quickly. anxiety issues. These come in a number of different forms including (commonly): Best wishes Stuart •

generalised anxiety, an underlying feeling of personal inadequacy or that things are going to go wrong;

social anxiety, where we avoid people and groups because we feel that others are judging us;

specific phobia eg., flying, needles, dentists, vomiting, dogs, spiders;

obsessive compulsive disorder eg., thoughts, cleaning, checking, counting, ordering;

specific anxiety disorders eg., hair pulling or skin picking.

If you’ve been struggling with thoughts of doom and gloom, or if you’ve been concerned excessively about what you believe people are thinking of you, or if you find yourself just constantly worrying about everything for no apparent reason, then you might be struggling with an anxiety issue and would benefit from some professional assistance. Anxiety issues respond very well to targeted treatment and NPH has several psychologists well-experienced in dealing with these issues.

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Are you taking advantage of the interest rate cut? With the official cash rate at an all time low it is the perfect time to refresh your financial strategy.

Have you considered using any extra cash from the savings on your home loan to pay off other debts such as your credit card, paying more than the minimum rate on your mortgage to save on future interest charges or have you considered starting a savings fund with the extra cash now available.

by Gary Croese B.Bus (Acc.), CPA, FPS. Principal of GC Accountants

What about refinancing your existing debt into a loan that will work for you? When did you take out your current loan? It is easier than you think. If your current loan is more than two years ago there is a great chance that you are able to get a better deal from a different provider on your home loan. The lending market has become much more competitive and is always

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looking for new business and you the borrower should look around at what is out there and take advantage of the right loan for you. Come make an appointment, so we can speak further about your finance options. Whether you are seeking finance to fund the purchase of your new home or investment property, or if you are seeking to refinance your existing loan and possibly consolidate existing debts, we can help and we will source the right finance for you. GC Accountants ABN 46108440768 are authorised representatives of Count Financial Limited ABN 19 001 974 625, AFSL 227232, This article may contain general advice but does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs.

Show us your old photos of Lambton! As part of the 150th anniversary of Lambton Public School, the committee is producing a photo book, and are looking to scan old photos which have not seen the light of day for many decades. Parks, buildings, houses, backyards, streets, people, bands, cars, buses, trams, mines, trains, churches, celebrations, picnics we want them all! Check your attic for old photo albums, slides, movie reels, postcards, negatives or shoeboxes of old photos! This project is as much for the Lambton community as it is for the school. For more details please contact Robert Watson at PO Box 120, Jesmond 2299 or email RGW2005@optusnet.com.au

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What’s new at Lambton Library this month? Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Book 5 in the Clifton Chronicles, Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham’s maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives? Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles’s political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? Jeffrey Archer’s compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this spellbinding story with all the

trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world’s most popular authors.

Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel

Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children: one good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later, moving into his parents’ lakeside cottage. Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again?

Have you got your FREE copy of Lambton Heritage Walk map? Pick yours up from the following local outlets:

❧ Bar 121 ❧ Jarretts Quality Meats ❧ Lambton Grocer ❧ Northumberland Hotel ❧ Simpsons Shoes ❧ The Mark Hotel ❧ Lambton Branch Library Or let us mail a copy to you… Simply send a 70 cent stamp for each copy required to: Lambton Heritage Walk Map c/- PO Box 130 Lambton 2299 (remember to include your return address) Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 37


Live @ Lambton this month - music & theatre Bar 121

Fri 17

Justin Townes Earle

Sat 18

Catherine Britt Mark Seymour

Thu 2

Jam night featuring Ty

Sun 19

Sat 4

Dave Carter

Wed 22 Live N Local

Thu 9

Jam night featuring Ty

Fri 24

Dragon

Fri 10

Tim Rossington

Sat 11

Truman Smith Duo

Sun 26

Local Harvest - a tribute to Neil Young

Wed 29 Live N Local

Thu 16 Jam night featuring Ty Fri 17

Dai Pritchard

Sat 18

Shivoo

Thu 30

Microwave Jenny

Newcastle Theatre Co.

Thu 23 Jam night featuring Ty Fri 24

Mr Bennet’s Bride

Adam Gear

A prequel to Pride and Prejudice

Thu30 Jam night featuringTy

Written by award wining playwright Emma Wood

Lambton Park Hotel

Directed by Julie Black Thu 2

Jack Daniels

Fri 10

Pistol Pete

Fri 17

Dan Beazley

Fri 24

Tom Buckley

Live N Local

Thu 2

Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner

Sun 5

Jake Shimabukuro

Wed 8

Serena Ryder

Thu 9

Darren Percival

Fri 10

Mavis Staples

Sat 11

The Audreys

Sun 12

My Friend the Chocolate Cake

Tue 14

The Voice Studio

Pistol Pete

3 shows only Sat 4 Sat 4 Sun 5

Lizotte’s Wed 1

Dave Carter

2pm matinee 8pm 2pm matinee

Catherine Britt

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Dragon The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues. Unfortunately live entertainment information was not received from some venues prior to printing deadline.

Jake Shimabukuro


LAMBTON LOCAL classifieds

Placing your Lambton Local classified is easy! Email lambtonlocal@gmail. com or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your contact details for clarification and verification.

For sale Post Moving Sale surplus 2 timber bedside tables $30 ea; 3m x 2.3m Oz Design Berber rug $200; Stirling 215L Frost Free Fridge 18 months old $175; 3 door wall cabinet almond colour $50; toilet bowl & cistern almond colour $40; 1m x 1m garden frames $15 ea; Rapid Splash 250L cattle trough $250; fence droppers 2 sizes $2 ea: Contact Pat 0411 633 508 Garage Sale! Everything must go. Furniture, decorations, books, toys and much more. 9am-2pm Sunday 12th, 19th and 26th April. 13 Orlando Rd, Lambton.

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CLASSIFIEDS To place your free Lambton Local classified send your advertising text/photo to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 or email the details to: lambtonlocal@ gmail.com before 15th of the month. Be sure to include your contact details for verification purposes. The Free classifieds offer is made to private parties only. Business advertising will be charged. The publisher reserves the right to not publish advertising considered innappropriate or not in the spirit of the free classifieds offer.

NOTICES

Foster carers required Barnardos Australia, now in Newcastle. We are looking for foster carers for siblings 0-12 years, for a few weeks or up to several months. Training, 24 hour support and generous allowance provided. Please call Amber 1800 663 441 KnitTING and Crochet classes Special handmade leather craft and personalised orders. Phone 4929 7255 or 49575501 after 4pm Lambton residents group MeetING Be a part of some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Next monthly meeting will be Tuesday 14 April commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd. No RSVP required. For more info email: lambtonresidents@ gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854. All local residents welcome. LOST DARTS Some darts were left behind at Lambton Bowling Club recently, found by cleaning staff and put behind the bar/counter. The barman mentioned they were found but then were misplaced. Hoping someone might have put the darts in a safe place where no one is able to see them. I would really like them back. I have borrowed a set of darts but they are not the same.. If you know where the darts might be please give them to the staff as they know how to contact me.

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Lost cat In the vicinity of New Lambton Vet clinic on 17th January. Normally resides at Rankin Park Answers to “Jinx”. Microchipped, DSH, ginger in colour with white muzzle and paws. Please phone Christina Clarke on 0418 428042 or New Lambton Vets on 4952 8809. A reward is offered for Jinx’s safe return. NATURAL HANDMADE CLEANING PRODUCTS Laundry washing aid, general purpose cleaning spray, dog wash and dog grooming spray. Please call 4952 2352 for information, orders & delivery. Newcastle Family History Society Inc. The April meeting of the Newcastle Family History Society will be held on Tuesday April 7th at 7.30pm at the Lambton Mechanics Institute 68 Elder St Lambton. The speaker will be Newcastle Herald cartoonist Mr Peter Lewis speaking on cartoon art. Newcastle Multiple Sclerosis Support Group The Newcastle MS Support Group meeting for April will be held at 10 am on Wednesday 15th at Heaton-Birmingham Gardens Bowling Club, Mordue Pde Jesmond. For further information contact Janelle on 4982 6123 or Stephen on 4952 7302 “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does” -Steuart Henderson Britt Lambton Local > April 2015 > Page 39


It‛s business as usual… Improving our local pharmacy for you!

A whole new look coming soon!

While we‛re under construction, we are trading as normal through the renovations… Thank you for your patience.

NEW W THIS MONTH… PHARMACY CARE Skincare that‛s high on quality and low in price!

✓ Dermatologically tested ✓ Soap, fragrance and colour free ✓ Made in Australia

✓ Suitable for both dry and sensitive skin ✓ Suitable for use on children from birth

Your friendly pharmacists Daniel Kebriti and Ashleigh Moore

117 Elder St, Lambton • Phone 4957 3630

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