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DOREEN WILLIAM


In celebration of both my parents Doreen and Bill turning 80, the time was overdue to visually record their amazing lives. When first conceived, the idea for this project was driven by the simple desire to bring together some of the images of our family’s history which had been distributed among various albums, boxes, cupboards or were hung on walls. Originally I had thought that this book would become a simple snapshot of our family history. It has become much more than this. With the recent passing of our mother, and it’s completion long overdue, the desire to record the love my parents had for each other and their families became even greater, this is the result.


DOR BILL

1954


BILL & DOREEN SCRIVEN A PARTNERSHIP OF LOVE ∞


THE WEB OF LIFE

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OUR FAMILIES’ TREES 

SCRIVEN

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CRISP

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KNIGHT 10

DOWNES 12

SCRIVEN & KNIGHT

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1932 WAS A VERY BIG YEAR

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SCRIVEN & CRISP

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KNIGHT & DOWNES

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DOREEN MARGARET JANE

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SCRIVEN & KNIGHT - THE WEDDING

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WAYNE WILLIAM

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WAYNE & PETER

82

PETER CHARLES

88

PETER & SUZANNE

98

SHELDON PAUL FRIEND

140

MIRINDA FRIEND

144

JAYDEN BRADLEY BELL

150

RHIANON BELL

156

RILEY NOEL BRANDT

160

TAYLOR LEE BRANDT

164

BILL & DOREEN

166

MAMA & RANDA

174

GRANDMA KNIGHT

180

THE LAST EIGHT DECADES

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THE FIFTIES & BEFORE

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THE SIXTIES

196

THE SEVENTIES

212

THE EIGHTIES

226

THE NINETIES

234

THE NEW CENTURY

246

A LIFE WELL LIVED AND LOVED

266

SUZANNE GAYE

100

THE SCRIVEN KIDS

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MICHELLE MAREE

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APPENDIX

THE NEXT GENERATION

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

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EMMA LEE SCRIVEN

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THE WEIR & THE RIVER PADDOCK

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RANDA’S ARABS

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KIRSTY MARIE SCRIVEN

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CLIPPED FROM THE PAPERS

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WARWICK GEORGE SCRIVEN

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OTHER BRANCHES

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DISCLAIMER: ALL IMAGES ARE FROM PRIVATE COLECTIONS AND THEREFORE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT. THE INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOURCED FROM VARIOUS RECORDS, THE MEMORIES OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND RELATIVES AS WELL AS FROM ONLINE SOURCES, ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES ARE UNINTENTIONAL. THE OPINIONS GIVEN ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR ONLY. E&OE.

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4 Opening spread: Bill and Doreen leaving St Paul’s church on their wedding day, 24th April 1954, with best man Alan Kirkwood at the back. 1| Bill and Doreen dressed to kill in 1963 for Alan and Dalma Scriven’s wedding.

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THE WEB OF LIFE None of us live our lives in isolation nor are any of our dreams unconnected. We are it is prposed that we all part of a giant, connected web that is this human existence.There is a theory, postualted by Frigyes Karinthy and since proved by others, regarding the true measure of this connectedness, ‘no person on earth is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on this planet.’ This book of our family’s history is aimed to record just one small part of this web of lives. It is unfortunate that most of the hopes, dreams, lives and stories of those who have already passed on, are now lost to us. Hopefully with this book we may gain a small insight into our connected dreams. You will notice from the family trees, each of us is but a single leaf in a tangle of intertwined branches, and that every one of us has a story to tell. In celebration of both my parents Doreen and Bill turning 80, the time was overdue to visually record their amazing lives. When first concieved, the idea for this project was driven by the simple desire to bring together some of the images of our family’s history which had been distributed among various albums, boxes, cupboards or were hung on walls. I had thought that this book would become a simple snapshot of our family history. It has become much more than this. It’s completion is long overdue and with the recent passing of our mother the desire to record the love my parents had for each other and their combined families has become even greater. This book has also become a journey into discovering not only more of who we are, but also who I am. I know at times this project has driven my parents to distraction yet it has also stimulated the re-telling of stories, and deepening our connection to one another by re-discovering our shared memories. The book has been laid out in a fairly logical manner, or at least logicial in my mind. The various family trees are followed by images of our connected families. The nexus of these four trees occured when Bill and Doreen married. From 1954 onwards the connections continued to branch with lives of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as grandparents. The book is then separated into the successive decades since my parents marriage nearly 60 years ago. A visual record of relatives, family, friends and fond memories these snapshots in time include some of the numerous family social events such as weddings and parties. The appendix incudes extra details, images and connected snippets from various sources. In the process of creating this book many stories have surfaced, only some of them have been recorded here. This book has become more than a simple record of time, it is a snapshot of part of the web of our existence which will continue to grow in all directions and beyond the horizon of our time.

Peter Charles Scriven, December 2013

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John Scriven

b: 1807? Blacksmith m: Rachel Stephens

William ScrivenI b: 1827 d: 01/09/1868 Blacksmith m: Caroline StephensIII b: 1827 d: 11/10/1898

Mary Scriven

William M ScrivenII

Thomas Scriven

Emma Scriven

b: 1850 m: Samuel Augustus Hodges - 1870

b: 1852 d: 23/03/1906 m: Sarah Ann Lovell - 1875(4) b: 01/12/1851 d: 08/07/1942

b: 1854 d: 1906 m: Elizabeth Sutter - 1881 (no family)

b: 1856 d: 05/10/1880 Toowoomba, QLD m: William PorrittV

Jane Anne Scriven

William John Scriven

Charles Richard Scriven

Caroline Mary ScrivenIV

James Thomas Scriven

b: 15(18?)/01/1875 d: 13/05/1881

b: 18/01/1877

b: 23/10/1879 d: 03/10/1964 m: Evaline (Eva) Rossiter - 1904 d: 21/08/1946

b: 15/07/1881 d: 30/06/1965 m: David Roger - 1910

b: 25/08/1883 d: 21/11/1884 Maryborough QLD

Eva May Scriven

William George (Randa) Scriven

Charles Leslie Scriven

Ivy Maude Scriven

b: 24/04/1905 d: 21/12/1985 m: George E Stokes d: 22/09/1970

b: 31/08/1908 d: 20/08/1987 m: Mary Dorothy (Doss/Mama) Crisp 27/09/1931 b: 28/12/1911 d: 27/06/1999

b: 15/01/1912 d: 10/07/1983 m: Mary Emily Jordon d: 26/10/1975

b: 17/03/1916 d: 02/10/1916

Leslie George (Sonny) Stokes

Lorna Jean Scriven

b: 24/03/1930 d: 25/07/2012

Shirley Eva Stokes b: 27/07/1931 m: Mervyn Hertrick - 21/08/1954 b: 17/04/1930 d: 07/05/2012

William Charles Scriven

Alan George Scriven

b: 08/05/1932 m: Doreen Margaret Jane Knight 24/04/1954 St Paul’s Ipswich QLD b: 24/06/1932 d: 01/11/2013

b: 02/10/1938 m: Dalma Jean Zeidler - 20/04/1963 St Stephen’s Ipswich QLD b: 25/02/1940

David Alan Scriven b: 08/08/1965 m: Liza Sharee Peters 03/10/1987 b: 29/11/1968

Paul Anthony Scriven I

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William Scriven and family are recorded as having emigrated in 1865 on the ‘Queen of the Colonies’. II William M Scriven was born in Chepstow County, Monmouthholme England. He was 13 when his family and he emigrated to Australia. He is recorded as being a Blacksmith. III Caroline’s parents were John and Rachel Stephens. IV Caroline Rodger’s children were: Elsie 1899, Retay May 1901, Ida 1904, William John 1905, Thelma 1907. V William Poriritt surname is also spelled as Poriutt and Pornitt.VI See extra chart for Charles’ lineage in the appendix.

b: 20/02/1968 m1: Kim Davis 07/10/2000 b: 29/04/1968 (ex) p2: Lisa Knight b: 20/10/1972

Rodney John Scriven b: 19/09/1971 m: Sharlene Marsh 21/01/1992 (ex) m2: Helen Davies 06/05/2000 (ex) b: 10/07/1975

b: 28/03/1932 m: Mervyn McDowell - 18/04/1953 b: 12/11/1923

Kenneth Leslie Scriven b: 02/05/1945


SCRIVEN

John Scriven

Charles ScrivenVI

George Albert Scriven

b: 1858 d: 1932

b: 1860 d: 1939 m: Agnes Hayett

b: 1865 d: 1866

Sarah Emily Eva Scriven

Emma Jennett Scriven

William John Scriven

b: 11/11/1885 d: 01/03/1963 m: Horace William Biddle - 1907

b: 13/07/1888 d: 00/03/1959 m: Herbert Thomas Dart - 1911

b: 18/02/1891(92?) Carrabin d: 02/11/1921 m: Gertrude Hughes - 1933

Florence Isabella Scriven

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1| Dorothy Crisp and George Scriven, circa the late 1920s. 2| Four generations of Scrivens [l to r] Charles Richard, William George, William Charles and Wayne William. circa 1959.


John H Crisp b: 1780 d: 09/1849 m: Mary Kennon Smith| 1812 b: 1786 Long Buckley, Northamptonshire, UK

Joseph Crisp

Samuel Crisp

John Crisp

b: 1823 d: 1906 m: Eliza Anne Challenor b: 1823 d:1881

b: 1828 m: Ann b: 1819 d: 1891

Edmund Crisp

Jonathan (Deacon) Crisp

Joseph Crisp

David Crisp

b: 02/01/1843 Clay Coton, Norts, UK d: 05/09/1899 m: Sarah Chateris - 04/05/1865 b: 09/1843 d: 01/05/1903 Townsville, QLD

b: 23/07/1845 Clay Coton, Norts, UK d: 27/02/1936 Parry Sound, Ontario CANIII m: Sarah Linnett - 8/02/1869 Rugby, UK b: 12/03/1846 Clay Coton, Norts, UK d: 06/12/1894 Parry Sound, Ontario CAN

b: 1848 d: USA m: Elizabeth Jane Venables b: 1855 Kingsthorpe, Norts, UK

b: 08/071852 Hagerman, Ontario, CAN d: 24/07/1936 m: Elizabeth Quinn - 10/03/1881 b: 4/07/1857 d: 23/06/1938 Ontario, CAN

b: 18/05/1813 d: 16/07/1879 m: Mary Anne Kinck - 08/03/1841 b: 13/07/1822 d: 18/10/1901 Ontario, CAN

Lawrence Albert CrispI Elizabeth Jane Crisp b: 1866 Stepney, London d: 08/10/1906 Townsville, QLD m: Edward James McGovern - 12/04/1886 b: 18/10/1864 d: 02/04/1930 Townsville QLD

Charles Edmond Crisp b: 10/1868 Stepney, London, UK d: 22/12/1952 Brisbane m: Ellen Eliza Frances b:1873 London, UK

b: 12/1870 Stepney, London d: 05/03/1929 Ipswich, QLD m: 2) Agnes Smith - 16/04/1895 Charters Towers, QLD b: 31/10/1873 England d: 24/12/1960 Ipswich, QLD

b: 10/1871 London, UK d: 1921 QLD m: Amy Matilda?

Ethel May Crisp

Gerald Albert Crisp

Evelyn Clare Crisp

Laurence Herbert Crisp

Thora Agnes Crisp

b: 26/01/1897 Charters Towers, QLD d: 22/04/1973 Kingaroy, QLD m: Frank Francis - 24/04/1918 b: 14/09/1893 Esk, QLD d: 12/08/1973 Kingaroy, QLD

b: 03/05/1899 Charters Towers, QLD d: 19/04/1925 Ipswich, QLD m: Florence Isabella Scriven - 14/08/1920 b: 20/03/1895 d: 1944

b: 20/08/1901 Charters Towers, QLD d: 1990 m: Charles Bernard Kennedy - 27/09/1924 d: 14/08/1960

b: 24/04/1904 Charters Towers, QLD d: 21/05/1919

b: 11/03/1907 Charters Towers, QLD d: 03/01/1993 m: Selwyn James (Snow) Clegg 22/12/1934 b: 27/09/1913 d: 01/01/1978

Lawrence Francis

May Crisp

Una Kennedy

Graham Clegg

b: 14/10/1919 d: 27/11/1920

b: ?

Lewis Jack Francis

Albert Crisp

b: 13/03/1921 d: 15/11/1979 m: Elinor Page Lawrie - 17/08/1954 b: 03/07/1921 d: 14/04/2008

b: ?

m: 1) Colin Turner d: 14/10/1971 m: 2) Les Smith m: 3) Les Clarke d: 29/10/1981 m: 4) Ralph Burrows

b: 31/08/1937 Brisbane, QLD m: Valerie Huet - 01/04/1961 Brisbane, QLD b: 14/02/1940 Nambour, QLD

Agnes Crisp

Esme Joyce Kennedy

Maude Francis b: 07/05/1923 m: Gerald Gilbert Tooth - 08/1966 d: 07/08/1966

d: 24/12/1960

b: 16/05/1932 d: 19/05/1986 m: Ted Cooper

Walter Francis b: 13/01/1926 d: 23/02/2004 m: Joan Alice Barbour - 30/12/1948 b: 13/04/1926 8

Edward Stanley Crisp

Stewart Francis b: 27/08/1927 m: Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Wingfield 09/09/1950 b: 14/02/1923

I Lawrence Crisp is recorded on his death certificate as a Contractor/ Miner, possibly died 1927. He was born in Middlesex, England. II Agnes Smith was born in Copperfield, England. III Jonathan Crisp m: 2) 1897 Mount Forest, Grey County, Ontario Canada. Moon Dickson b: 04/07/1849 Ontario Canada d: 28/03/1908 Parry Sound, Ontario Canada m: 3) >1912 Sarah Jane Pick 18/01/1848 England d: 12/1936


CRISP

Frederick William Brown

George Crisp

Owen Crisp

Jane Crisp

b: 18/08/1857 Caly Coton, Norts, UK d: 13/08/1871 Buried at sea.

b: 18/08/1858 d: 11/02/1937 Michigan, USA m: Susan Carey b: 15/03/1860 d: 03/04/1932 Michigan, USA

b: 12/09/1860 d: 29/09/1935 m: John Moffatt - 11/02/1878 Parry Sound, Ontario, CAN b: 14/02/1854

Sarah Ann Crisp

William Henry Crisp

Alfred Joseph Crisp

Lilly Crisp

b: 1872 London, UK m: 26/03/1891 - David Williams b: 1867 Merthyr, Glamorgan, Wales d: QLD

b: 02/07/1875 QLD d: 18/09/1948 QLD m: 28/10/1897 - Sarah Ann Nolan b:1875 Braidwood, NSW d: 11/01/1960

b: 06/09/1880 QLD d: 25/07/1881 QLD

b: 08/04/1884 QLD d: 14/04/1884 QLD

Edmund (Ted) Gordon Crisp

Mary Dorothy (Doss) Crisp

b: 06/07/1909 Charters Towers, QLD d: 08/07/1985 m:1) Matilda Paravaccina - 19/05/1934 b: 15/02/1913 m: 2) Marie Jean McDermid - 06/06/1957 b: 15/04/1920

b: 28/11/1911 Charters Towers, QLD d: 27/06/1999 Ipswich, QLD m: William George Scriven - 25/09/1931 Ipswich, QLD b: 31/08/1908 Tivoli, QLD d: 28/08/1987 Ipswich, QLD

Georgiana Maude Crisp

b: 1871 Lincolnshire England d: 21/08/1892 Charters Towers, QLD m: 1) Agnes Smith - 22/06/1892 Charters Towers, QLD b: Copperfield, QLD II

Daniel Charles Crisp

b: 23/04/1915 Esk, QLD d: 04/09/1976 Maryborough, QLD m: 1) David Clauden Rodger b: 07/06/1910 Ipswich, QLD d: 24/12/1959 Ipswich, QLD m: 2) Thomas Taft

b: 25/05/1917(16?) Esk, QLD d: 18/05/1965 m: Thelma Doreen Jackson 08/12/1938 b: 06/07/1919 Roma, QLD

Desmond Crisp

Marjorie Rodger

Laurence Charles Crisp

b: 12/11/1935

b: 11/02/1935 Ipswich, QLD m: James Arthur Reed - 11/09/1954 b: 17/02/1932 Caboolture, QLD

b: 06/05/1939 Roma, QLD m: Lorraine Shearer - 31/01/1959 b: 09/01/1939

Elaine Ellen Rodger

Kenneth Daniel Crisp

b: 26/08/1936 d:10/12/1991 m: 1) John William Laidlow m: 2) Keith Gunthorpe m: 3) Robert Henry Stuart b: 11/04/1939 m: 4) William Manning b: 27/08/1941 d: 25/10/2004

b: 25/05/1941 Roma, QLD d: 16/09/1942 (age 1) Ipswich, QLD

Cheryl Crisp b: 27/12/1954 Brisbane, QLD m: Warwick Dove b: 23/02/1957

Lynne Rodger b: 29/08/1943 d: 30/11/1963 m: Ian Mark Kruger b: 02/10/1941

Frederick William Brown b: 16/12/1892 Charters Towers, QLD d: 1939c

Doreen Agnes Crisp b: 06/11/1942 Roma, QLD m: 1) Noel Dyer 14/09/1960 m: 2) Leonard Wyatt m: 3) Dennis Inghram

Mervyn Douglas Crisp b: 10/11/1947 Roma, QLD d: 18/11/1956 Ipswich, QLD (drowned age 9)

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Thomas KnightI b: 1800 d: 09/09/1877 m: Sarah b: 1800 d: 26/06/1854

Matilda Knight

Thomas Henry KnightII

George Knight

b: ?

b: 1833 m: Elizabeth Spiers - 02/04/1857

b: ? m: Maria Wakeling - 04/08/1862

Thomas George Knight

William Knight

Henry John Knight

b: 04/03/1858 Hobart, TAS d: 13/08/1893 Hobart, TAS

b: 25/11/1859 Launceston, TAS

b: 08/06/1862 Hobart, TAS m: Katie Marie Higgins - 15/10/1885

George KnightIII b: 21/07/1864 Hobart d: 08/02/1919 Ipswich m: Jane Charteris - 07/06/1884 Glenn Innes, NSW b: 1861 Scotland d: 28/08/1928

George Albert Knight

Agnes Maria Knight

Maudley Madeline Knight

James G Knight

John William Knight

Norman Joseph Knight

b: 20/08/1884 Broadwater, NSW m: Ruby

b: 1885 m: Albert Mair

b: 25/05/1887 Marburg, QLD d: 30/07/1987 Ipswich, QLD m: Malcolm Burrow - 05/03/1908

b: 28/03/1890 d: >1919

b: 07/04/1891

b: 10/07/1892 Ipswich, QLD m: Lillian d: 1919~1928

Leonard (Lenny) Joseph George Knight b: 29/04/1917 Ipswich, QLD d: 14/01/1998 Ipswich, QLD

Mervyn Lloyd Knight

Robert (Bobby) William Knight

George (Georgie) Albert Knight

Donald (Donny) Knight

b: 01/07/1919 m: Dorothy Walsh b: 06/06/1925 d: 04/11/2006

b: 23/01/1922 d: 07/11/2007 m: Hazel Young Brisbane, QLD b: 12/12/1920 d: 08/06/1992

b: 04/07/1924 d: 17/11/2007 m: Irene Patricia (Pat) Walsh b: 23/03/1926 d:10/2003

b: 11/10/1926 d: 04/04/2003 m: Norma Nunn - 03/06/1950 St Pauls, Ipswich QLD b: 11/01/1931

Paul Knight

Marilyn Knight

Irene Knight

Terry Knight

b: 27/07/1954

b: 21/03/1946 m: Graham Donaldson (Ex) p: Ken Adams

b/d: 1947? (2 days old)

b: 28/08/1953 m: Shirley Parminter b: 06/08/19??

Neil Robert Knight b: 05/1958 d: 03/1959

Gail Knight b: 24/05/1960 m: Ray Steele

Lynette Knight b: 01/06/1951 m: Robert George

Gregory Knight b: 22/07/1948 m: Roslyn b: 05/08/1950

Hilary Knight b: 24/03/1950 m: Melinda McQuire

Mark Knight b: 20/10/1964 m: Ming Young b: 03/08/1972

Glenn Knight b: 27/11/1955 m: Jan Waites - 19/01/19??

Julie Knight b: 13/10/1963 m: Gordon Abbott

Brett Knight b: 09/08/1967

10 I Thomas and Sarah Knight emigrated, leaving England on 21/05/1842 on board the ‘Apollini’. They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania on 24/08/1842. They were among 222 free emigrants. They had 3 children with them Matilda (?), Thomas (9) and George (2). Sarah died of consumption. II Thomas Henry Knight worked as a carpenter. III George Knight was a labourer. Jane Charteris was born at Urr Kirkudbright, Dumfries Shire, Scotland. On her death certificate she is recorded as house duties.


KNIGHT

John Knight

Alexander Knight

Anne Elizabeth Knight

Sarah Matilda Knight

b: 15/10/1862 Hobart, TAS d: 27/01/1876 Westbury, TAS (drowned)

b: 15/10/1862 Hobart, TAS

b: 30/11/1868 Hobart, TAS m: John Ainslie - 08/06/1898

b: 21/03/1872 Hobart, TAS d: 16/09/1892 Hobart, TAS (age 20)

Robert William J Knight b: 02/05/1894 Marburg QLD d: 02/06/1967 m: Veronica Mary Downes - 1916 St Marys, Ipswich QLD b:10/08/1897 d: 01/09/1992

Isabella Grace Knight

? Knight

William Frederick Knight

? Knight

b: 30/03/1896 Ipswich QLD m: Wardrop

b: 1898? male or female

b: 31/12/1900 One Mile, QLD

b: 1902? male or female

Ronald Dudley Knight

Doreen Margaret Jane Knight

Kenneth (Kenny) Knight

June Veronica Knight

b: 18/06/1929 Ipswich, QLD d: 25/09/2005 Ipswich, QLD

b: 21/06/1932 d: 01/11/2013 Ipswich, QLD m: William (Bill) Scriven - 24/04/1954 St Pauls, Ipswich QLD b: 08/05/1932

b: 15/02/1938 d: 23/05/2003 m: Beverley Payne -1960 b: 04/03/1942

b: 25/08/1940 m: 1) Bryan Achille Woods St Marys Ipswich b: 01/02/1939 d: 18/06/1972 m: 2) Gary Gobel - 15/04/1989 St Marys Ipswich b: 17/06/1945

Debra Knight

Shane Woods

b: 04/01/1962 m: Campbell Lever

b:16/02/1964 m: 1) Trisha (Ex) b: 01/12/19?? m: 2) Karin

Darren Knight b: 13/05/1965 d: 11/02/2006 m: Shannett Peters b: 04/10/1972

Leesa Woods

Sheryn Knight

Sonya Woods

b: 11/09/1963 m: Don Willman b: 23/09/1954

b: 29/09/1971 m: Tim McAuliffe - 29/01/2005

b: 24/08/1966 m: Michael Fritschi

Samantha Knight b: 15/09/1973 m: Doug Evans 11


David HigginsI b:

m: Hanorah Callahan

b: Ireland

Arthur 0’KeefeI b: m: Mary Higgins b: 1803 d: 13/02/1889 Tiger St, Ipswich, QLD

Stephen DownesII b: 1838 (1841?) Kent, England d: 29/12/1910 Ipswich, QLD m: Catherine O’Keefe - 24/07/1860 b: 1837 (1835?) County Cork, Ireland d: 19/08/1912

Stephen Joseph Downes Arthur Joseph Downes

Joseph Downes

John Joseph Downes

Elizabeth Mary Downes

b: 29/05/1861

b: 13/10/1863

b: 20/12/1866

b: 1868

Time keeper in railways b: 26/08/1870 Ipswich m: Margaret Walsh b: 24/04/1874 Ipswich

Veronica Mary Downes

Theresa Downes

Rennie Downes

Margaret (Maggie) Downes

Monica (Mona) Downes

b: 10/08/1897 d: 01/09/1992 m: Robert William Knight - 1916 b: 02/05/1894 d: 02/06/1967

b: ? m: William Band

b: ? m: Frank Salisbury

b: ? m: Smith

b: ? m: John Burrows

Elaine

Keith Burrows

b: ?

b: 25/10/1941 m: Val

12 I It is recorded that David and Hanorah Higgins, with Catherine O’keefe (and one can assume Arthur and Mary O’Keefe) arrived in Australia in 24/11/1859 on board the ship ‘Shackamaxon’. II Stephen Downes and Catherine O’Keefe met on the ship out from England. They married 12 months later.


DOWNES

Richard Walsh b: 1841 Kingslea, Ireland m: Bridget-Mary Ryan - 12/05/1865 b: 1841 County Limerick, Ireland

Patrick Joseph Downes

Mary Ann Downes

b: 06/07/1873

b: 20/10/1878

Jerry Burrows d: 1976 m: Maud -1920’s b: 26/05/1897

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1| Richard Walsh. 2| All the Knight children together at Grandma Knight’s 80th birthday [l to r] Lenny, Bobby, Georgie, Doreen, Donny, Veronica (Grandma Knight), Mervyn, June, Dudley and Kenny.


SCRIVEN & KNIGHT William Charles Scriven b: 08/05/1932 Ipswich QLD m: Doreen Margaret Jane Knight 24/04/1954 St Pauls Ipswich QLD b: 21/06/1932 Ipswich QLD d: 01/11/2013

Michelle Maree Scriven Wayne William Scriven b: 24/08/1957 Ipswich, QLD m: Annette Marie Zabel - 27/06/1981 b: 19/05/1959

Peter Charles Scriven

Suzanne Gaye Scriven

b: 13/02/1960 Ipswich, QLD p: Vernon Nathan b: 06/01/1958 - Malaysia

b: 24/07/1964 Ipswich, QLD m: David Friend b: 24/05/1959 (Ex) p: Robert Watson b:18/03/1958

b: 24/11/1967 Ipswich, QLD m: 1) Raymond Bell - 16/04/1988 b: 24/05/1963 (Ex) p: Terry Balzer b: 10/02/1968

Emma Lee Scriven

Sheldon Paul Friend

Jayden Bradley Bell

b: 08/03/1983 Ipswich, QLD m: Richard David Brandt - 20/08/2010, Fiji b: 16/01/1989

b: 27/11/1987 p: Ashley Turner b: 10/05/1987

b: 03/08/1992 Ipswich, QLD p: Helana Musolino b: ?

Kirsty Marie Scriven

Mirinda Friend

Rhiannon Maree Bell

b: 27/02/1990 p: Francesco (Frank) Voglino b: 02/08/1985

b: 16/08/1995 Ipswich, QLD

b: 16/01/1987 Ipswich, QLD

Warwick George Scriven b: 04/01/1989 Ipswich, QLD m: Ann-maree Nixon - 23/03/2013 Toowoomba, QLD b: 16/11/1988

Riley Noel Brandt

Taylor Lee Brandt

b: 26/12/2010 Dalby, QLD

b: 12/03/2013 Toowoomba, QLD

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1| Bill and Doreen, on their wedding day 24th April 1954, studio shoot at F A Whitehead and Sons.


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1932 WAS A BUSY YEAR ∞


In 1932, the world was slowly working its way out of the financial grip of The Great Depression. Franklin D Roosevelt had set America back on the path with the instigation of his New Deal. In Europe, Hitler was now in power and the horror that he was to unfold on the world had yet to eventuate. His ally Mussolini was also in power in Italy and Fascism was on the rise. The Stalinlead government in Russia had mismanaged its way into creating a massive famine in the Ukraine while Japan invaded Manchuria. The 1932 Winter Olympics were held at Lake Placid, New York. The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X (Tenth) Olympiad, were held during the northern summer in Los Angeles, California. No other cities made a bid to host the Olympics. As it was held during the Great Depression, many nations and athletes were unable to pay for the trip to Los Angeles. Fewer than half the participants of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam returned to compete in 1932. While ‘Brave New World’, a novel by Aldous Huxley was published, the British were arresting Ghandi in India. In science, a proton beam of lithium was split from its nucleus. Haile Selassie announces an anti-slavery law in Abyssinia. Charles Lindbergh Jr, the infant son of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home never to be seen alive again. While all this was happening, here in Australia Joseph Lyons was elected Prime Minister, a post he would hold till his death in office in 1939. This was also the year the great Australian icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was officially opened. Brisbane gained a less spectacular river crossing that year when the Grey Street bridge opened. The general populace were keeping themselves occupied by reading newspapers which included comic strip characters such as Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Buck Rodgers. At the movies the films ‘Grand Hotel’, ‘Cavalcade’ and ‘Scarface’ were playing to packed houses. ‘Tarzan the Ape Man’ opened, with Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller in the title role. Walt Disney’s ‘Flowers and Trees’, the first animated cartoon to be presented in full Technicolor, premiered in Los Angeles. It would go on to win the first Academy Award for Best Animated Short. ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’ debuted on American radio while both the BBC World Service and ABC radio network began broadcasting. This was also a year in which a number of famous people died, including George Eastman, one of the pioneers of photography, Louis B Maille the film director, ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’, who was a famous passenger onboard the Titanic and Kenneth Grahame, the author of ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Also a year for adventurers, Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, landed in Northern Ireland after 14 hours 54 minutes. While Auguste Piccard reached an altitude of 16,197m with a hot air balloon. Mars Bars were sold for the first time, Zippo lighters are developed and James Chadwick discovers the neutron.

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Around the world the population was increasing with the births of singers Patsy Cline and Tiny Tim, actor Robert Reed, biologist Paul R Erlich and primatoligist Dian Fossey. In Ipswich, the population increased when George and Dorothy (Doss) Scriven gave birth in May to their first child, William Charles (Bill). Just over a month later Robert and Veronica Knight after six boys, were blessed with a baby girl they named Doreen Margaret Jane. Now for such a small town as Ipswich these two newly borns were not fated to meet until a number of years later. Bill grew up on the north side of town, first in Coal Road then later in the big house on Payne Street. His youth was closely associated with the land even though the family lived in town. Both he and his younger brother Alan, rode horses and helped George look after the cattle out in the Bluestone and River paddocks. After attending North Ipswich State School, he graduated from Ipswich Grammar to became an apprentice fitter in the Queensland Railways. Eventually becoming a draftsman, he then went on to become a fully qualified Mechanical Engineer. On the other side of town in Sadler’s Crossing, Doreen grew up in a large family. Along with her seven bothers and younger sister June, the youngsters amused themselves, riding in billy carts and swimming in the Bremer River. After finishing her schooling she took work as a seamstress. Later, as the fates would have it the two met. Which quickly fell into a pattern of Bill riding his bicycle backwards and forwards across town slowly wearing a groove in the road and boosting his romatic courtship bid. It all proved successful, as Doreen accepted his eventual proposal of marriage and they wed at Saint Paul’s Church of England in the April of 1954. Three years later they started a family of their own, starting with the birth of Wayne in August 1957, Peter in February 1960, Suzanne in July 1963 and then Michelle in November 1967. And so the story contined...

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1| The Scriven family: William George, Charles Leslie, Charles Richard, Eva (Rossiter) and Eva May, circa 1920s. 2| Bill, George and baby Wayne, 1957. 3| Family outing to Cunnighams Gap [l to r] Ethel Crisp, George, Dorothy, Alan and Bill. 4| Bathing group, circa 1940, [l to r] Alan, George, Doss and Les Scriven, May and George Stokes, Emily Scriven and Shirley Stokes, down in front Bill and Jean with Maggie Jordon. 5| Family group George, Doss, Alan and Bill, circa 1942.


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28 1| Emily Scriven (nee Jordan), circa 1928. 2| Ted Law and George Scriven, circa 1928. 3| Alan and George Scriven in the mid 1940s. 4| Dorothy Crisp in the 1920s. 5| Group photo [l to r] Alan, George and Bill Scriven flanking Shirley Stokes and Doreen Knight.

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1| Eva and Charles Scriven with baby Sonny Stokes. 2| Stokes family group photo: [l to r] Emily, Les Scriven, May Stokes, George Scriven and Shirley Stokes. With Sonny Stokes on the lap of Eva, Charles Scriven behind her and George Scriven and Doss Crisp on the far right. 3| Sonny Stokes and Madge Rodgers at a wedding. 4| Alan and Bill with Ethel Francis. 5| Back of the truck group photo: [l to r] George and Alan Scriven, Ethel Francis, Shirley Stokes, Bill Scriven and Frank Francis.


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34 1| Ethel Crisp. 2| Fred Brown Jr. 3| Ted Crisp, circa 1940. 4| A studio shoot of Lawrence Crisp (standing) and Cyril Walsh. 5| Formal studio portrait of Agnes and Lawrence Crisp, circa 1910.

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36 1| Bill Scriven and Betty Trevor’s boyfriend, behind the Tiger Street house, down on the rocks by the Bremer River. 2| Bill Scriven, an A grade player (back row second from left) poses with Booval Swifts reserve grade Under 16 rugby team in 1948. 3| A rose between two thorns, Shirley Stokes stands between Bill Scriven and Jim O’Sullivan. 4| Tennis anyone? Bill Scriven and Doreen Knight about to play a round, circa 1950.

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1| Doreen, Peter, Wayne and Grandma Knight at Hells Gate, Noosa Heads, 1966. 2| Veronica Knight with her kids in 1937, [l to r] Lenny, Dudley, Doreen, Donny, Mervyn and Bobby. 3| Sisters together: Mona Burrows, Rennie Salisbury, Tessie Band and Veronica (Grandma) Knight. 4| Wedding Day for John and Mona Burrows as they leave St Mary’s in Ipswich, on the steps behind [l to r] Stephen Downes, Bill and Tessie Band. 5| A gang of grandkids lined up at Ken and Bev’s wedding in 1960. [l to r] a Band girl, Lynette, Marilyn, Paul, Glenn, Terry, Hilary and Gregory Knight with Wayne and Peter Scriven sitting down in front.

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40 1| Robert Knight (on right) with unknown friend, circa 1930. 2| Stephen Downes with Mona on the front steps of the Sadliers Crossing house, ready to leave for the church. 3| A very young Veronica Mary Downes, around 1910. 4| Veronica Knight at the Ipswich Show with George (in her arms), Bobby and Lenny, circa 1926. 5| Robert William Knight and Veronica Mary Downes on their wedding day.

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1| Sunday best: Doreen at back with Ken and June Knight, circa 1947. 2| The heart throb: Dudley Knight at 20. 3| June Knight in the centre holding baby Paul? is surrounded by [l to r] Gregory, Marilyn, Lynette and Hilary Knight. 4| Mervyn, Bobby, Dot and Doreen [l to r] at Bob Knight and Dorothy (Dot) Walsh’s wedding. 5| Pat, Gregory and proud Grandma Knight.


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1| Sunday best: Dudley and Doreen, circa 1934. 2| The Kraites cricket team. 3| Soldiers on leave: Bob and Len Knight. 4| Mervyn and Dudley riding horses bareback in Tiger Street. 5| Tiger street back yard: [l to r] June, Mervyn and Ken playing with the dogs.


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1| The Walsh family at Tiger Street, circa 1920: [l to r] . 2| Veronica Knight walks down the street holding on to Ken’s hand with Doreen beside her. 3| Summer holidays for the Knights: [l to r] Veronica, Dos, Doreen with June and Kenny down in front. 4| June, Dorren and Kenny in their Sunday best. 5| A very young Kenny Knight.


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Weddings in the air: 1| Bobby and Dot Knight with flowergirls June Knight [left] and Margaret Walsh [right]. 2| Dudley, Mervyn Knight with Basil Nunn. 3| Dudley and Mervyn Knight with Les and Mavis Band and Mavis’s twin sisters as bridesmaids. 4| George and Hazel Knight at their wedding breakfast. 5| Happy couple Bryan Woods and June Knight leave the church.


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58 1| Norma Nunn and Mervyn Knight at Burleigh in the 1950s. 2| Gladys Nunn (Norma’s sister) with a couple of fellows. 3| The Ipswich Boys Band with [l to r] two unknown players, Ray Oldmeadow and Sonny Stokes. 4| Cooling their feet: [l to r] Veronica Knight, Mona Burrows, John Burrows, Vera Burrows? and Maude Burrows (nee Knight, in the hat) with Vera’s baby? 5| A studio portrait from F A Whitehead and Sons for Bob and Dot Knight’s wedding of their bonneted bridesmaid, Doreen Knight.

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1| Doreen and Shirley pose in the bathing costumes at the beach. 2| Doreen at her debutante ball with Henry McMyrtrie, Bill her partner took the photo. 3| Bad hair day: windswept Doreen on a headland by the sea. 4| Doreen over at Pop Scriven’s. 5| Doreen at 13. 6| Always the bathing beauty Doreen.


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1| Debutante Doreen (her skinned knees are hidden by her dress). 2| Doreen at the beach poses on a rock. 3| Silhouette paper cut of Doreen Knight, from the Silhouette Man at the Ekka. 4| Doreen and Shirley Stokes strike a pose. 5| Doreen Scriven on her honeymoon, stands on a hill at Bli Bli.


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1| A stunning bride, Doreen glows happiness on her wedding day. 2| Sweet sixteen: a studio shoot of Doreen, circa 1948.

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WILLIAM CHARLES

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1| Cowboy Bill: Bill on a horse at Pop Scriven’s place. 2| Bill with pup Tiny. 3| Bill with his first set of wheels - his scooter. 4| Bill on the run, not sure from whom or where too but he has great form. 5| Bill strikes a GQ pose on a headland by the sea.


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1| The Scriven Family: George, Alan, Dos and Bill. 2| Sitting on the running board: brother Alan and Doreen. 3| Bill with his friend Jim Sullivan. 4| Bill at the beach again. 5| Young love: Dooreen and Bill in their dapper shorts outfits.


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1| Bill Scriven with Doreen Knight, dressed for a dance. 2| Bill and Doreen on their wedding day, 24th April 1954 with their parents, George and Dorothy Scriven on left, Veronica and Robert Knight on right.

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76 1| Doreen Knight on her way into the church with her brother Bobby, who gave her away. 2| The happy couple outside St Paul’s church on their wedding day with some of the wedding party [l to r] Alan Kirkwood, Bill and Doreen Scriven, June Knight and Shirley Stokes. 3| The wedding party in a studio portrait: [l to r] Alan Scriven, Vicki Kirkwood, Bill and Doreen Scriven, Shirley Stokes, Alan Kirkwood and June Knight.

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1| Doreen Scriven with her bridesmaids [l to r] June Knight, Shirley Stokes and Vicki Kirkwood. 2| Doreen Scriven outside the church with Doss Scriven and Veronica Knight. 3| The glowing bride: Doreen and her grandmother Margaret Downes (nee Walsh).


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1| Wayne holding tight to mum’s skirt at Val and Graham Clegg’s wedding in 1958. 2| Wayne on a horse. 3| Kids in a boat on Somerset Dam [l to r] Hilary, Kenny,Terry, Gregory, Donny, Mervyn Knight and Wayne. 4| Bird feeding at the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. 5| In the front yard of Tiger Street, Wayne at 5.


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1| Cowboy hatted Wayne at Burleigh Heads in the summer of ‘62. 2| Wayne strikes a chair pose,1961. 3| Burleigh Beach at 18 months. 4| Wayne in a pram at 8 months, in the front yard of Albert Street. 2| Wayne beside our family’s first car.


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1| Wayne’s christening in 1957 [l to r] Grandma Knight, June Woods holding her godson, Doreen and Doss (Mama) Scriven. 2| One generation on: father Wayne holds baby Emma with grandfather Bill (Poppy) in the background.


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1| The boys on a swing: Bill with Wayne, Peter and Tiny. 2| Back in the shade: [l to r] kids in front Wayne and Peter with Glenn and Terry Knight. 3| Doreen with Wayne and Peter in front of our first car, a dark green Austin A40. 4| Bill on the beach with Wayne and Peter. 5| Wayne and Peter, brothers at the beach.


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1| The boys in the swinging sixties: Wayne and Peter at Ballina in 1960. 2| Brothers together: Wayne and Peter in the backyard at Albert Street. 3| The boys on a trike. 4| Waterskiing pros (singles): one each for Peter and Wayne at Tallebudgerah Creek. 5| Peter and Wayne with Tiny’s pups.


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1|A blissed out baby: Peter at Rudd Park, 10 months. 2| At Tallebudgerah Creek with Bill, Peter and Wayne in the wake of Bryan Woods’ ski boat, the Aloha. 3| Feeding the birds at Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. 4| Happiest by the sea: Peter a more than a little blissed out. 5| Peter, his trike and Dad in the backyard of Albert Street.


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1| Studio portrait of Peter at six months. 2| At a party Peter in a dressing gown and Terry Knight and Wayne Scriven in a cousinly hug. 3| Brian Wood’s boat with Peter, Wayne, Paul and Gail Knight. 4| Camping at Burleigh Heads: Peter with Ron and Molly Sleath. 5| Doreen and Wayne with Peter on a pony.


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1| A practice shot: a studio shoot of Peter at 25, taken by his then Creative Director, Jim Deane. 2| Peter strikes a pose in cowboy garb by the old stockyards out at the river paddock, Mount Crosby.


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106 1| Peter and Suzanne, Burleigh Beach babes together. 2| Sister and brother at the Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. 3| Getting wet in the heat of summer can be more than fun, Peter and Suzanne in the shallows.

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1| A formal studio shoot of Peter, Suzanne and Wayne. 2| She takes after her mum: a bathing beauty strikes a beach pose for the camera. 3| Suzanne off to high school. 4| Suzanne, around 6, poses at the barbecue area where the pergola at Albert Street is now.


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112 1| Suzanne at 10 months in a studio pose. 2| Suzanne and Lynn Bramley at a rodeo in Normanton. 3| Suzanne on Fair Lady in Townsville. 4| Suzanne her bike and sister Michelle in the Albert Street backyard 5| Pretty in pink cashmere: Suzanne on the front steps at Albert Street.

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1| Yamba beach 1967, Wayne, Suzanne and Peter. 2| The three rock sitters. 3| An afternoon tea party: Peter and Wayne join Suzanne and kitten (possibly Marmalade). 4| Wayne, Suzanne and Peter on the front steps of Uncle Alan and Aunty Dalma’s house in Holdsworth Road. 5| Suzanne, Peter and Michelle with baby Sonia, summer holiday camping.


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1| Beautiful Michelle at four months. 2| Michelle all dressed up for a formal occasion. 3| Michelle and a Lone Pine koala. 4| A young Michelle feeding a baby wombat. 5| Proud mother Michelle with baby Rhianon


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1| A four year old Michelle in her beach wear. 2| Michelle in the lounge room at Albert Street. 3| Michelle and cousin Paul at a Princess competition. 4| Bridesmaid and best man for the Roy-Smith wedding, sister and brother, Michelle and Peter. 5| Michelle in her engagement photo. 6| Calendar girl Michelle poses on the bonnet of the HR at Rudd Park.


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1| Emma at five. 2| Emma, Kirsty, Jayden and Warwick playing with uncle Pete. 3| Emma in her cot at one. 4| Emma and a friend at a gymkhana. 5| Wayne with Emma on a horse at six months.


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1| Kirsty ready for her prom night. 2| Kirsty poses with nephew Riley. 3| Kirsty playing cards with Warwick. 4| In the back garden laughing: [l tor] Warwick, Kirsty, Mirinda, Emma and Jayden. 5| Slipping and sliding: Kirsty having fun with soap suds.


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1| All dressed up: Kirsty stands tall with her parents and siblings for a formal family outing. 2| The kids around a birthday cake: [l to r] Warwick, Sheldon, Emma, a friend, Kirsty with Mirinda and Jayden down in front. 3| A country girl at heart Kirsty leading two horses. 4| An intense stare from Kirsty. 5| Kirsty with her big sister Emma.


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1| A bubbly one year old Warwick. 2| Back seat driver Warwick on a trike with Sheldon. 3| All the grandkids together at Bill and Doreen’s 70th picnic in Queens Park. 4| Warwick and cousin Jayden share the joy of a plastic slippery slide. 5| Warwick with Kirsty relaxing on the couch in the little house at Coal Road.


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1| A high school portrait of Sheldon. 2| Sheldon on the couch at Michelle and Ray’s house. 3| First day at school: Sheldon gives his little sister a comforting hug. 4| Poppy in Normanton with baby Mirinda and three year old Sheldon on his lap. 5| Sheldon, king of the play gym, circa 1990.


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1| Studio pose: Jayden with an odd looking pink pig. 2| Baby Jayden in a cute pair of overalls. 3| Cooling off wherever he could even if that is a 20L bucket. 4| A high school portrait. 5| Cousins together: Sheldon, Mirinda and Jayden.


162 1| Heidi makes a great backrest for a diapered Jayden. 2| Jayden makes an odd face for the camera. 3| Brother and sister together, Jayden and Rhiannon. 4| All the family together to celebrate Michelle’s 40th birthday, with cheeky kids enjoying the party. 5| At Peter’s 50th birthday, 2010: Mirinda, Rhiannon and Jayden.

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1| Happy days: Michelle with her laughing kids, Jayden and Rhianon. 2| Rhiannon sharing a meal with Jackson Scriven, Paul and Liza’s son. 3| Another family gathering Aunty Sue with the kids. 4| In party mode: Terry and Michelle with Rhiannon at Peter’s 50th. 5| A proud mum Michelle tries to coax a smile from baby Rhiannon.


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1| A dancing queen: Rhiannon at a dance recital. 2| Cute as a button at three, Rhiannon makes a face for the camera. 3| At 6 months old, Rhiannon in a studio photo. 4| Rhiannon with her mum and brother, circa 1998. 5| The cousins in the kitchen at Albert Street: Rhiannon, Mirinda and Jayden.


RILEY NOEL BRANDT

168 1| Great grand Poppy with the always bubbly Riley. 2| Riley enjoying a playground ride. 3| A happy Riley with Emma at Warwick and Ann-maree’s engagement party. 4| Riley in the drivers seat of his dad’s quad bike. 5| Banyard Riley poseswith chook and goat.

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170 1| Riley in the saddle, with Grandpa Wayne. 2| Well aware of the sun Riley is never seen outside without his hat. 3| Riley with baby sister Talyor Lee 4| At Australia Zoo, Riley take sthe wheel of a 4WD ride. 5| Proud parents, Richard and Emma with a one year old Riley in a studio shot.

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1| Sister in arms: brother Riley holds his baby sister Taylor Lee. 2| Already on horseback: Taylor Lee takes to the saddle. 3| Smiley Taylor in her pram. 4| Beach babe: Taylor under the brolly. 5| What a cute: smiles all round.


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1| A sunny New Year’s Day on Mount Tambourine, Bill and Doreen take in the view. 2| A special Grand United Odd Fellows lodge meeting with Bill next to Doss and George Scriven [in the back row 3rd from the left] with Doreen down in front. 3| Bill and Doreen out for a night on the town with Fay and John Stumer. 4| Adventure on the water: this time Bill and Doreen are off whale watching. 5| Doreen and Bill at another lodge Christmas dinner.


176 1| A couple together always: Bill and Doreen at another function, circa 1995. 2| Tourists in the Blue Mountains, Bill and Dor pose near the Three Sisters. 3| Fishing on Duck Creek in Normanton in the mid-90s. 4| Snapped together at another function. 5| All dressed up and ready for a night out together in the mid-70s.

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178 Seen together at the best places over the years: 1| In the 21st century. 2| At Crazies restaurant in 1995. 3| Waiting at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane back in 1996 to see their son Peter off on his sailing adventure across the Tasman. 4| With Peter at Mrs Macquarie’s chair in Sydney, in 2002. 5|1995 was a big year for the adventuring couple, seen here about to board a cruise boat in San Francisco, USA.

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180 1| Following doctors orders: Bill plays golf at least once a week with his mates. 2| Father and son: George and Bill, lean up against the old dry bar at Sovereign Hill tourist centre. 3| Bill on the occasion of his retiring from the railways, with Norm Fletcher. 4| Bill with Grandma Knight at a family party at Albert Street. 5| Quarantined: in the diphtheria isolation ward where Bill spent his sixth birthday.

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1| Randa feeding his favourites: Daphne and Mickey. 2| George and Doss with Doreen and Bill at the Gunsynd memorial in Goondawindi. 3| The bridal party together again: on the occasion of Mama and Randa’s 50th wedding anniversary [l to r] Les and George Scriven, Mary Dorothy (Doss) and Thora Crisp. 4| Originally born in Charters Towers Mama returned there with Bill and Doreen on a trip in the mid-80s. 5| All the siblings gathered together at Coal Road: [l to r] Mary Dorothy (Doss) and George Scriven, Clara Kennedy, Ted Crisp and Thora Clegg.

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1| A Knight family gathering in 1985, [l to r] At back, Ken, Bev, Dudley, Norma, Mervyn, Hazel, Donny, Bobby, Dot, Lenny and Bill. Down in front, June, Grandma Knight and Doreen. 2| Grandma Knight at a family wedding. 3| Veronica Mary turns 80. 4| She made it into the papers: Grandma Knight poses for the camera with Doreen and June, for Grandma’s 90th. 5| First prize in the Melbourne cup (function): Grandma Knight accepts a bottle of bubbly Spumante from the MC.


190 1| A mother of nine: Veronica with some of her children, Mervin, Dudley, Doreen and Kenny. 2| A proud grandmother again with Wayne while Doreen holds baby Peter. 3| Peter poses with Grandma Knight at Tiger Street for another one of her birthdays. 4| Cooling their toes:Veronica and Norma at a weir with Bill in the background. 5| Mother and daughters: Grandma Knight with June and Doreen.

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192 1| At another family birthday barbecue at Albert Street all the sister-in-law’s gather around Grandma Knight. [l to r] Hazel, Norma, Dot, Bev and Pat. 2| The Downes sisters: Veronica, Mona and Rennie. 3| Veronica with her sister Mona. 4| Cutting the cake: [l to r] Mama Scriven, Gloria Young, Grandma Knight, Mrs North and Mona Burrows. 5| All the Knights together: [l to r] at back, Kenny, Dudley, Mervyn, Donny, Bobby and Lenny with June, Grandma Knight and Doreen sitting.

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THE LAST EIGHT DECADES


Life is a continual cycle - boy meets girl, boy and girl marry, babies are born, children are raised, they play games for a while before going out dating seeking a partner themselves. Eventually they marry and raising children of your own, raising them as best as they can. After a while the parents and grandparents bask in their youth, watching them grow into adults as well. Time rolls on as well, the decades pass and images are recorded for posterity. The next few pages are laid out in decades, from the 1950s through to the present century. The last 80 years have seen great changes. From a time when cars were a rarity to now when each house has two in every garage. From days when it took six weeks to travel to London by boat and was a major undertaking by the privallged few we now think nothing of flying there for a two-week holiday. From a world when a home phone was a rarity to a time when people surf the net, the Google Generation call and text their friends from a mobile phone in their pocket. In our parent’s childhood they made made their own fun, with simple games, sticks, balls and Billy carts to the present-day when entertainment is so much on demand that we complain of information overload. In the decades when Bill and Doreen were children Scotch tape, the photocopier and ball point pens were invented, now we live in a world where we’ve mapped our DNA, drive electric powered vehicles yet still struggle to find a cure for cancer. For all the changes, so much has remained constant – in terms of diet, religion and family life. Foods and preparation styles have changed but the typical diet is still fairly similar. We all still wear denim jeans and our sports are still played with the same basic rules. Families may be smaller than they were eight decades ago yet the simple pleasures of family gatherings remain the same.

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1| Bill and Doreen with Shirley and Mervyn Hertrick in the mid-50s. 2| Proud mother Doreen with baby Wayne. 3| A young Alan sits on the front steps of the Payne Street house. 4| A young Doreen with Shirley in the late 40s at Pop Scriven’s. 5| Trick riding: a young Alan stands on the back of his horse, Jackie.


198 1| Camping at Burleigh in the Fifties: Shirley Stokes and Doreen Knight, on right. 2| A day at the beach: Jean and Bill Scriven, on right, circa 1945. 3| A fifties wedding: [l to r] Stewart and Betty Francis and Maude Francis. 4| A hand-coloured beauty: Veronica Knight circa 1950. 5| Enjoying life and laughter: [l to r] Joan, Dave Hammill and John Stephenson at back, Doreen Knight and Bill Scriven cuddling down in front.

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1| Another formal wedding portrait this time of Mervyn and Norma Knight’s wedding. 2| Raye and Wally Stephens. 3| Ray and Muriel White beside a waterfall. 4| Bill’s stumped in this photo of him from the early ‘50s. 5| A bathing beauty stranded on a rock or is this the original Little Mermaid?


202 1| Margaret Walsh with Doreen, June and Kenny pose on a log. 2| Ethel and Charlie Francis, from Esk, with Mary Dorothy Scriven. 3| A fifties friends wedding: [l to r] Malcolm, John and Merlene brooks with Muriel White and a wedding guest. 4| Fifties beach babes, Doreen second from the left, Glady Nunn [far left] and Val Keaton (White) and Jean McDowall [on right]. 5| Mervin and Shirley Hertrick’s wedding photo in 1958 with Doreen on right as one of her bridesmaids.

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204 Beach and party days: 1| Norma, Grandma Knight, Doreen, Terry, Wayne, Glenn and baby Peter at Burleigh heads. 2| A backyard barbecue in the mid-60s 3| The Scrivens and Knights at the beach 1960. 4| All the Scriven’s gather under the umbrella for a day at the beach [l to r] Dalma, Alan, Peter, Doreen, Mama, Wayne and Randa 5| The Scrivens at Manly Beach: [l to r] Doreen, George, Wayne, Doss, Peter and Suzanne in front., circa 1966.

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1| Sunday best: the Scriven family in the backyard of Albert Street. 2| Michelle at one, helps herself to a piece of her birthday cake. 3| Scout camp: Wayne and Peter prepared for anything. 4| Fancy dress: Tom Sawyer (Peter) and a dandy (Wayne). 5| Best dress and Sunday shoes: Suzanne on the front porch of Albert Street.


208 1| Tallebudgerah creek and a family photo. [l to r] June with Leesa and Shane Woods, Wayne, Peter, Suzanne and Doreen. 2| Betty and Stewart Francis under the umbrella with Doreen. 3| Doreen at Paul Scriven’s christening with Suzanne. 4| Canoeing on the Sunshine Coast: Bill with Peter, Suzanne and Wayne. 5| Doreen and Bill at a wedding. 6| Bill holds Suzanne, Mama with baby Paul, Randa and down in front Peter and Wayne.

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210 1| Top of the world: on the summit of Mount Kosciusko, Wayne, Bill, Peter, Suzanne and Michelle in the summer of 1971. 2| Bill with the kids in the backyard baby Suzanne, Wayne while Peter strikes a thoughtful pose.

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212 1| The aunts: [l to r] Doreen Scriven, Veronica Knight, June Woods, Mona Burrows, Dorothy and Norma Knight. 2| Suzanne with Wayne and Peter on lilos at Tallebudgerah Creek. 3| 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration under canvas: [l to r] Mona Burrows, Hazel, veronica and Robert Knight. 4| George and Dos on holiday in Sydney with Peter, Wayne, Doreen and Suzanne at South Head. 5| The Scriven family in their Sunday best outside of church.

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214 1| Alan and Dalma with baby Paul at his christening. 2| Bill and Doreen at Ken and Bev Knight’s wedding with Wayne and baby Peter,1960. 3| Playing on a slippery slide, Ballina 1960, uncle Dud with Wayne. 4| Graham and Val Clegg with their godson baby Peter. 5| Brian Woods, Bill Scriven with Donny and Gregory Knight, loitering outside during Ken and Bev Knights wedding,1960.

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1| Off to the church: Suzanne and Doreen ready for Michelle’s christening. 2| Birthday dinner for Peter’s eighth birthday, round the table [l to r] Shane Woods, Suzanne, Wayne, Peter and Michelle with Sonia Wood. 3| The matriarchal Knights: [l to r] at back - Dorothy, Grandma, Pat, Beveverly, Doreen, Norma, June and Hazel. down in front - Sheryn, Gail, Bebbie, Julie, Suzanne, Michelle, Sonia and Samantha. 4| Sunday best again: Wayne, Peter and Suzanne on the front steps of Albert Street. 5| Here the kids are sitting on Dalma and Alan’s front steps.

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1| A camping Christmas tree: Burleigh heads, Peter (standing) with Leesa Woods, Dolly and Suzanne. 2| Sunday best for the Scriven’s and a KFC treat. 3| Cutting the birthday cake together, with Bill. and Ted Smith 4| Michelle looking pensive about a baby in a bassinette (possibly Sonia Woods). 5| Anchors away: Captain Doreen takes the helm with her first mate, Bill.


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1| The Scriven family celebrate: [l to r] Wayne, Peter, Bill, Michelle, Szanne and Doreen. 2| Before Facebook and DVDs fun was had at a slide evening. 3| Suzanne cutting her birthday cake with friends and family coming to the party. 4| Michelle (looking left) with Sue, Peter and Doreen at Big Burleigh lookout. 5| Christmas in the van down at Burleigh Heads: [l to r] Glenn, Knight, Shane Woods, Doreen, Michelle, Peter, Suzanne with bad wig, Julie and Grandma Knight.


224 1| Wayne with a lorikeet on his shoulder. 2| Peter and Suzanne feed the birds at Currumbim Creek Bird Sanctuary. 3| Santa giving Michelle a present at a Railway Social Picnic. 4| Michelle and Suzanne in the backyard of Albert Street with our corgi pup, Shandi. 5| Bill and Doreen dressed to party.

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1| Christmas booty on display 1970. 2| Always a bit of a gypsy Michelle in fancy dress costume. 3| Suzanne at an early prototype of a water park. 4| Michelle on Daphne. 5| Michelle and Suzanne with a furry friend.


228 1| The tourist train at Currumbin Bird sanctuary [l to r] Peter, Suzanne, Doreen, Trevor Francis and Wayne. 2| Suzanne, Peter and Wayne contemplating how long the candles will last on Peter’s 6th Birthday cake. 3| A railway drawing office social club picnic, Bill in the middle waving a knife and John Bietzel (looking at camera, on right). 4| Suzanne, Doreen, Peter, Michelle and Bill with a snowman, Snowy Mountain National Park. 5| On a blustery ocean lookout, [l to r] Bryan, Shane and June Woods with Peter, Wayne, Suzanne and Doreen.

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1| Making a plaque of themselves Peter (in the flash orange hat) and Wayne at top, (one shoed) Michelle and Suzanne on Mount Kosciuszko. 2| Peter and his lilo. 3| Suzanne and her lilo. 4| Wayne, Suzanne and Peter at Lane Cove Carvan Park. 5| Beach babe Michelle.


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1| Doreen, Grandma Knight, Peter, Bill, Mama and Randa at a birthday party for Grandma Knight. 2| Too many cooks in the kitchen at Albert Street for Peter’s 21st: Suzanne, Doreen, Dalma Scriven, Molly Sleath and Betty Francis. 3| Christmas family get-together in Beaudesert with [l to r] Davd Friend, Suzanne, ? Michelle, Anne Doreen, Wayne, Bill, Randa, Mama with Peter in front playing with baby Emma. 4| On the occasion of Michelle and Ray Bell’s wedding: a family portrait outside the church. 5| All the generations of Scrivens together at the new house in Coal Road [l to r] at back Wayne, David, Alan, Paul, Mama, Randa, Doreen and Bill. Down in front Anne, Dalma, Michelle, Rodney and baby Emma.

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240 1| Alan, Doss, George and Bill Scriven: a family together. 2 Summer holidays at Rudd Park: Suzanne, Doreen, Bill and Michelle, with Peter at the back in a bad hat. 3| Mona Burrows, Veronica Knight and Mrs North at the Bakehouse. 4| Peter’s 21st birthday party: Doreen, Peter and Bill. 5| A sign of kids having fun: [l to r] Suzanne, Peter, Mark Sleath, Shane, Leesa, Sonia Woods and Michelle.

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1| Dressed for another wedding: Alan and Dalma with Mama, Doreen and Bill. 2| A great uncle: Dudley nurses baby Rhiannon. 3| A studio shoot: Wayne and Anne. 4| A reflective Doreen in the mirror. 5| The cousins together: Rhiannon, Sheldon, Mirinda and Jayden.


244 1| On the occasion of Sue and David’s wedding the family gathers around the bride and groom. 2| At another family barbecue with Terry, Kenny and Booby. 3| The glowing bride Suzanne with baby Sheldon flanked by Doreen, Mrs Friend and Mama. 4| Waiting around at another wedding Doreen, Norma and Grandma Knight. 5| Cooling their heels: during a bush walk at Carnarvon Gorge, Bill and Doreen rest by a quiet stream.

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1| Under the annex the family gathers at Christmas time: [l to r] David Friend, Mama, Sheldon on a new toy, Emma, Bill, Doreen, Suzanne and Ray Bell. 2| Mama, Randa and Thora Clegg at Mama and Randa’s 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner. 3| Bill and Wayne at Grandma Knight’s 80th. 4| Uncle Lenny gives Val Burrows the ‘look’. 5| A railway social picnic.


248 1| Grandma Knight surrounded by her great grandchildren and with her sister, Mona Burrows. 2| Michelle and Doreen with baby Rhiannon and Jayden. 3| Cousins together: Mervyn and Jean McDowell with Mervin and Shirley Hertrick. 4| An afternoon at home when the family gathers round: [l to r] at back, Bill, Doreen, Mama, Michelle with baby Jayden, Peter and Mrs Friend, while down in front Suzanne, Mirinda, Ray Bell, Sheldon and David friend. 5| In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary George and Doss cut their cake.

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250 A second wedding celebration: 1| Gary and June Gobel with grandma Knight. 2| Gary is congratulated by his new stepson Shane Woods. 3| June with her bridesmaids and daughters, Leesa and Sonia. 4| Grandma Knight and Norma were witnesses to the happy event. 5| The happy couple: June and Gary.

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THE NEW CENTURY

254 1| Graham Clegg, Alan and Bill together at Graham and Val’s home in Brisbane. 2| Peter and his partner Vern at the wedding in Sydney of Peter’s good friend Tim Bellamy to Kate Weaver. 3| Dalma and Alan celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 4| Peter with Aunty Dalma at his 50th birthday celebration. 5| Another celebration: this time for Bill and Doreen’s 50th wedding anniversary with Suzanne Peter and Michelle.

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1| Another night on the town for Bill and Doreen this time with Henry and Jan McMurtrie. 2| A Christmas day lunch on Bribie Island with all the family. 3| Doreen and her daughters, Michelle and Suzanne. 4| Anthony Reeves with his best man Peter at Ant and Amy’s wedding in Michigan, USA, in 2006 5| Gathered around the table to celebrate the Mirinda’s birthday with Bill, Michelle, Doreen and Sue.


258 1| Sydney 2010: tourists Michelle and Terry pose in front of the Sydney Opera House. 2| Mervyn and Shirley Hertrick with their children [l to r] Robin, Cheryl, Jeffrey and Lorelle. 3| Suzanne and her partner Robbie at Peter’s 50th birthday party. 4| On a bus trip to Frazier Island: Jean and Mervyn McDowell, Bill and Doreen, Shirley and Mervyn Hertrick. 5| Sue and Robbie with Mirinda at her college graduation.

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260 1| Birthday boy: Bill blows out the candles on his 80th birthday cake. 2| Birthday girl: candles on Doreen’s gluten-free birthday pavlova. 3| Michelle at her 40th with her grown-up baby, Jayden. 5| Michelle plays with the kids at a Mother’s Day lunch. 5| Adventuring again: this time on the Great Ocean Road, Bill climbs the stairs near the Loch Ard Gorge.

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264 1| Warwick, Emma and Kirsty in Fiji for Emma and Richard’s wedding 2| The mock Irwins: Dalma and Alan at a fancy dress party. 3| 21st birthday girl: Mirinda prepares to blow out the candles on her cake. 4| The surprise 70th birthday picnic in the park: the celebration calls for Bill to give Doreen a kiss. 5| Graham and Val Clegg stand behind Betty Francis, Doreen, Bill and Stewart Francis at their 60th wedding anniversary celebrations.

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268 1| Michelle and Terry pose under the pergola. 2| Suzanne and Mum beachside. 3| Richard and Emma’s wedding party in Fiji: [l to r] ?, Warwick Scriven, Richard and Emma Brandt, Kirsty Scriven and ?. 4| At Warwick’s 21st, Wayne makes a speech with Anne by his side. 5| Another photo outside teh Clegg’s house in Everton park: this time [l to r ] Val and Graham Clegg, Dalma, Alan and Doreen .

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1| Mirinda ready for her prom night, with her proud Mum, Suzanne. 2| A good Hindu yogi, the recently graduated yoga teacher Peter, stands outside a temple in Thrichendur, Tamil Nadu, India. 3| Bill and Peter pose at Scriven Street, Mount Crosby, named after (Randa) George Scriven. 4| Dave and Joan Hamill relax in the back yard of Albert Street. 5| Stewart and Betty Frances outside their home in Hervey Bay.


272 1| Bill and Peter at a Lodge function dinner in Sydney. 2| Bill looking askance. 3| Doreen and Bill search their way through a bonsai forest. 4| Under the pergola: Suzanne and Robbie pose for the camera. 5| Another Scriven family gathering this time for Bill’s 80th birthday and all the family pose for the camera [l to r] Doreen, Suzanne, Bill, Peter, Michelle and Wayne. Over the page| After a lifetime together the happy couple Bill and Doreen at Peter’s 50th birthday celebration.

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A LIFE, LIVED & LOVED AN EULOGY IN LOVING MEMORY OF DOREEN MARGARET JANE SCRIVEN We are all gathered here today to celebrate the life of our mum, Doreen Margaret Jane Scriven. A truly beautiful soul, she was many things to many people: a mother, a wife, a mother-in-law, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a sister, a sister-in-law, a cousin and a best friend. She touched the hearts of everyone she met and the fact that you are all here today shows how much she was truly loved. The story of why we are all gathered here starts in 1932, eighty one years ago. The passage of years was important to Mum yet the world was a different place back then. 1932 was a busy year for a number of events that dramatically changed the world and who we are. The western world was slowly working its way out of the Great Depression with Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal in America. In Europe, Hitler and his ally Mussolini were now in power. In Australia, Joseph Lyons was elected Prime Minister and 1932 was the year the Sydney Harbour Bridge was officially opened. While the all news of the world wasn’t that positive there were also distractions such as newspaper comic strips with Popeye and Little Orphan Annie. At the movies, ‘Grand Hotel’ and ‘Cavalcade’ were playing to packed houses and the ABC radio network was officially launched. In May of 1932 George and Doss Scriven welcomed their first child, William Charles (Bill) – one of the key characters in Mum’s life. Less than six weeks later Robert and Veronica Knight, after six boys, were blessed with a baby girl they named Doreen Margaret Jane. Except for a cousin who arrived a few weeks earlier and was named Maureen, this would have been Mum’s first name. She was also named for each of her grandmothers. Mum was born at home, in the little house in Sadlier’s Crossing. As she often retold the story her elder brother Lenny, who was 15 at the time, boiled the water and even cut her umbilical cord. Along with her seven bothers - Lenny, Bobby, Georgie, Donny, Mervyn, Dudley and Kenny, and her younger sister June, Mum grew up in what she used to tell us was a boisterous and love filled house. Only a small workers cottage, the Tiger Street house was packed to the rafters. Mum slept with her mother and sister, three to a bed. Her mum, who rarely complained, worked hard bringing up her large brood. Her father, a miner and a railway worker, was a strict disciplinarian.Yet for all this it was a happy home. The older boys looked after their sisters and the youngsters amused themselves, riding in Billy-carts down the gravel streets or swimming in the Bremer River, which ran behind the house. It was there that she learned to swim, the hard way, as she tells it – she was thrown in. We know from first hand experience that Mum and June’s brothers loved their sisters deeply, even though at times they weren’t adverse to holding mum down and tickling her mercilessly. 276


Like most families of the time they did it tough and were fairly self-sufficient. They worked hard to make every penny stretch, raising chooks and growing vegetables in the back garden. Grandma Knight was only allowed a strip of garden in the front yard for flowers, because as Grandfather Knight said, “You can’t eat flowers”. On summer weekends there was the Krait’s Cricket team organised by her father. With seven boys he already had half a team under his roof. The whole family used to pile into an open truck and drive out to spend the entire day at the local matches. Mum, June and Kenny had to amuse themselves all day long, thereafter Mum was never very fond of the game. At other times there were Miners Picnic train trips to Sandgate to swim in the sea. Later on for their annual Christmas holidays the family made the journey down to the Gold Coast. In the beginning they travelled there by train, by punt, and by truck over rutted, sandy roads. Spending the Christmas holidays in the large green roofed tent at Burleigh Heads was a ritual the whole family continued to enjoy long after Mum’s siblings had grown and had families of their own. Mum like her sister and brothers all went to Blair primary school. There she showed her aptitude in mathematics, often showing up the other kids, and her teacher. She learned to play the piano, and did so for a number of years. On a couple of occasions she played the piano on the local radio station. During the Second World War Mum’s three eldest brothers went off to serve in the army. Mum spent many Saturdays in the kitchen with her mother and sister baking biscuits and making up canvas wrapped food tins to send to the boys overseas. Like most girls of the time she left school around 14.To help support her family, she took work as a seamstress at Bishop and Woodward.There she made friends with Shirley Hertrick, whose cousin was our father, Bill. Mum loved to go to the dances and the movies, walking everywhere with her friends. It was at a dance at the WPO Hall that she first met Shirley’s cousin. Bill took an immediate shine to this fun loving young girl, and she to him. Mum invited Dad to her 16th birthday party, although he wasn’t her only suitor. Three boys vied for Doreen’s attention showering her with gifts; one gave her a necklace, another a bangle and the third, three plastic coat hangers. As history will have it she chose the boy who believed in practicality and quality over bling - Bill and his coat hangers. All of which have lasted, and are still here today after more than 65 years. Later as a young apprentice in the railways, and conscious of his pennies, Bill used to meet Doreen inside the local picture theatre and there they’d watch the movies together. Dad lived with his brother Alan and their parents over on the north side of town. Mum and Dad’s dating quickly fell into a pattern of Bill riding his bicycle backwards and forwards across the town bridge, slowly wearing a groove in the road and steadily boosting his courtship bid. It all proved successful, as Doreen accepted his eventual proposal and they were wed here at Saint Paul’s in 1954. Three years later they started a family of their own with the birth of my brother Wayne in 1957, followed by myself three years later in 1960, and then my sisters, Suzanne in 1963 and Michelle in 1967. My parent’s had moved into the house in Albert Street in 1955, just twelve months after they were married and the house was slowly extended as the family continued to grow. Our home was the centre of our family’s universe.

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Mum was incredibly house-proud. She had her routines with washing on Monday, ironing on Tuesday, floors and dusting was done on Friday and baking on Saturday. A routine that continued throughout our childhood, and one that continued right up until recently.Thursday though was always mum’s special day. It was the one-day of the week when Mum, her sister June and their mum all had a girl’s day together. Each week, at one of their homes, they would meet, drink tea, chat and continue to strengthen their already strong bond. It wasn’t just every third Thursday that was a social occasion at Albert Street. We all remember the family gatherings, the barbecues and the slide evenings with all the cousins, aunts, uncles and family friends all enjoying one another’s company. Whenever there was a special birthday or anniversary our parents would host a family gathering. When you counted in Mum and Dad’s, parents, siblings, cousins, friends and their children it made for a large tribe. It was a golden time, for there never seem to be any disharmony, just fun and laughter, with us kids playing happily in the backyard. Each aunt would bring a plate, all with their own speciality; Neenish tarts, caramel slices, scones and chocolate cake to name a just few mouth-watering memories. Always alert and aware of everything mum was the perfect hostess, constantly worried that her visitors were well fed and warmly welcomed. She loved entertaining, and was always fashionably dressed and never went out without her earrings. Deft at knitting and sewing, and with Mama’s help, they kept the family impeccably well-dressed and warmly clothed. Her passions through the years varied and included collecting frogs, teaspoons, China teacups and ornamental shoes as well as knitting, sewing and making greenware ceramics. A sample of which are sitting here as I speak. Doreen loved to travel, and not just for the annual Christmas holiday pilgrimages down to Burleigh Heads. Every couple of years, Mum and Dad organised a road trip with us kids in tow. First with the camper trailer, which Dad built with Uncle Kenny’s help, then later with Millie the Caravan. We travelled as far north as Cairns and south to Sydney, the Snowy Mountains and as far afield as Adelaide. Mum’s favourite destination was the Great Ocean Road, which she and Dad visited many times. When we had grown, Mum and Dad continued to travel with the caravan and later on numerous bus trips, travelling to every part of Australia, then later to New Zealand, Canada and America. Our neighbour Norm Fletcher, with Dad often co-driving the bus, ran many of the bus trips Mum so loved. She never really liked flying, so for her Australia was more than big enough a country to explore. What she did love was the camaraderie of those trips. Many of the friends that she and Dad made then, are here today to wish her goodbye. In recent years Mum has travelled less, although she continued to read her caravan magazines and watch her travel shows. Even though she never ventured far from home her circle of interests continued to grow. Proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren she was always interested in their achievements and adventures. 278


A true Gemini, mum loved to have at least two of everything. She was quick to decide, and equally quick to change her mind. She was also very spiritual in her own way. Baptised and brought up ‘Catholic’, as she often said, she converted to ‘Anglican’ to marry Bill. Mum loved reading her horoscope. Birthdays, anniversaries and special days were important to her and were never forgotten. The 24th was especially important. My three siblings were born on the 24th and she married the love of her life here on April the 24th nearly 60 years ago. Although it was more than just that, Mum became more lucid about her own life as it drew nearer towards its close. As most of you know, in recent years Mum had a number of health issues. Eventually a lady with such a large heart as Mum, wore hers out. In the last few months Mum said she understood why I blessed my food. I truly believe it was because as the veil of this existence was dropped, she saw that there was more beyond this mere physical existence - that God truly exists. When someone we love passes away, there is a strong temptation to remember her perhaps a little too well. Misdeeds forgotten, offenses forgiven, only her most shining characteristics make it into the version that we keep with us. Our mother’s only real fault was in leaving behind those of us here today who all still love her so very much. We are privileged to have known the love of our mother. For Doreen’s story cannot be told without her other half - Bill. They both have always been a great strength, support and best friend to each other, and to their family and friends. Although she may have passed from this life into the next, Mum will stay in the memories of all those people she touched. Mum would have been pleased to see so many of her friends here today. The best crockery, cutlery and tea service would have all been on the table; along with whatever she had baked for the occasion; including something gluten free for her. She would have also worried that you were all made welcome and had enough to eat. Many people have travelled long distances to be here including her granddaughter Mirinda and Frank who’ve flown all the way from Perth. There are also a few people who are not here today to say goodbye who would have liked to do so including; Mum’s grandson Sheldon and Ash who are in Canada and Betty Francis in Hervey Bay. Over the last eight decades, Mum has played a pivotal role in the lives of all who knew her. Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandma, Great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt and friend; she was many things to so many people. This world without her is emptier, and a little out of balance. Still her memory will live forever here in our hearts. Om, shanti, shanti, shanti.

PETER CHARLES SCRIVEN, ST PAUL’S CHURCH, BRISBANE STREET IPSWICH - THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2013

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1 & 2| The pipeline for water supply from the Mount Crosby works to Ipswich was laid in 1893. Part of it ran through the River paddock at Allawah. 3|The Mount Crosby Weir is on the Brisbane River at Mount Crosby. The project was instigated by John Petrie at the end of the 19th century. The town of Brisbane was expanding and seeking more reliable sources of drinking water than Enoggera Dam and Gold Creek Dam could provide. The location was selected because it was just above the upstream tidal flow of seawater at Colleges Crossing. The original concrete structure was completed in April 1892. The dam wall rises 4.57 m and is 81.4 m in length. The weir has a capacity of 3430 ML, making it one of the largest weirs in the region. On top of the weir is a one-lane road which is open to the public. The nearby Mount Crosby Pumping Station is used to transport drinking water that is sourced from the weir, as well as from Lake Manchester Dam which was built shortly after the Mount Crosby Weir was completed. George (Randa) Scriven worked from 1921 until 1974 with the Water and Sewerage Board, he was involved in the construction and management of the present weir, pipes and the filtration works at Holt’s Hill and Lower level.

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RANDA’S ARABS During his lifetime Randa (George Scriven) had a number of stock horses. All of them were used as working horses, herding the cattle which ran on the properties out at Mount Crosby. In the 1970s Randa became interested in the Arab breed. His first purchase was Daphne. Stan Blair owned a Arab mare called Dulcie which was mated with a working Arab stallion called Castaneer - their progeny was Daphne Franeer (Daphne), whom Randa bought. Then Dulcie was mated again (with Castaneer?) to produce Daphne’s sister, Dot, which Randa also bought. They were his pride and joy. Randa treated them like children and they were jealous whenever separated. The one that was left at home would ‘play-up’ until the other one came back. They were resentful of the attention Randa would show to one over the other. One time when Randa was shoeing one of the horses the other one bit him in the middle of the back, simply to get his attention. In 1979 Daphne was mated with My Abbey (owned by Arthur Summerville) and the foal produced in September 1980 was a chestnut colt, that later turned grey with freckles, called Heza Abbey (Mickey). Mickey also had a blaze mark on his nearside hind leg up to the knee. All of Randa’s horses were working animals and they lived full, yet pampered lives.

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CLIPPED FROM THE PAPERS THE QUEENSLAND TIMES, 24TH MARCH, 1906 DEATH OF MR WILLIAM SCRIVEN The friends of Mr William Scriven will regret to hear of his death, which took place in the Ipswich Hospital shortly before 10 o’clock last night. [The] deceased came to Ipswich with his father, the late Mr William Scriven [and mother Sarah (nee Lovell)], in the year 1865, being (then) about 13 years of age. He learnt his trade as a blacksmith, at the railway yards, under the late Mr J. Suett. He then went to Sydney and worked there for a time, since which he has been employed in various places in Queensland, mostly in the railway service. About a year ago [1905] he contracted dengue fever, from which he never properly recovered. He leaves a wife, two sons, and four daughters to mourn their loss. His brothers, Charles and John, are well known in Ipswich, and the funeral will take place from the residence of the former, North Ipswich, tomorrow afternoon.

THE QUEENSLAND TIMES, 11TH OCTOBER, 1898 THE DEATH OF MRS CAROLINE SCRIVEN, SENIOR Mrs C Scriven, senior, a very old resident of Ipswich, died at Gympie on Saturday night last. She came to the colony with her husband, in the year 1865, in the ship ‘Queen of the Colonies’.They took up their abode at North Ipswich, where Mr Scriven was engaged as a blacksmith in the railway workshops. 3 years later he died [1868], and Mrs Scriven lived at Ipswich ever since with one of her sons till about two years ago, when she went to stay with one of her daughters (Mrs S. A. Hodges) at Gympie, where she expired at the advanced age of 75 years. One of her sons, Mr Charles Scriven, who had gone up to Gympie previous to her death, had the body brought to this town by train yesterday. The funeral will take place today, leaving Mr C Scriven’s residence, North Ipswich, at 2:30pm for the Ipswich cemetery. Mrs Scriven who was highly and deservedly respected by those who knew her, leaves a family of four sons and one daughter to mourn their loss.

THE QUEENSLAND TIMES NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ‘OLD IDENTITIES’ MRS S. A. SCRIVEN | OLDEST IPSWICH NATIVE | EARLY MEMORIES “I think I’m the oldest living native of Ipswich,” Mrs Sarah Ann Scriven, Holdsworth Road, North Ipswich, declared proudly when interviewed recently. She added, “I will be 86 next July, and I can still do housework and light washing.” In the course of her long association with Ipswich and district, Mrs Scriven has had seen some strange sights, [and] an hour’s conversation with her is an hour well spent. 286

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When she lets her mind slip back over the last 80 years, Mrs Scriven cannot possibly fail to find enjoyment in the retrospect, because her life has been full of infinite variety, and custom has never been allowed to ‘stale’ it. She considers that Ipswich has made great progress in the interim, and says that with decent lighting, water, roads, housing, recreational and transport facilities, people are on an unmatched better footing than in the old days. Meanwhile we can echo her good wishes: “A Happy New Year to you.”

MARRIAGE NOTICE OF WILLIAM SCRIVEN [TRANSCRIPT] Thomas Stephen Gerrand A registered minister of the Baptist church Ipswich At the home of Mr McIntyre Bridegroom: William Scriven Blacksmith Ipswich - Bachelor, 23 Born:

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BILL SCRIVEN’S ARTICLE FOR RAILWAY WORKSHOPS DISPLAY BOARD “When I finished junior in 1947 the railways was a large source of employment so I sat the railway exam. Depending on your pass you were given a choice of trade. When my turn came I was offered a carriage building or fitting. I wasn’t interested in timberwork and I liked fixing bikes and things so I thought there was more scope in fitting. During my five-year apprenticeship as a fitter I spent 6 months in the different shops learning all (the) aspects of the trade in steam locomotive repairs. The sub–foreman in each shop would allocate you to a tradesman who would give you your practical training. Some were excellent tradesmen and teachers. But they were hard task-masters. I had to aim for perfection and keep working until the fit was good enough. Some tradesmen would give us the hardest tasks to do and call it good training. I enjoyed my apprenticeship and it gave me an excellent grounding in the trade. In those days most things where hand–fitted to obtain maximum contact, particularly white metal bearings, which were first machined to size. Some other items which were unable to be machined, required hammers and chisels to cut them to size and then rough and smooth files to get a smooth finish and close fit. It was hard work. After years of studying at night I earned my Diploma in Engineering and in 1957 I joined the drawing office as Acting Assistant Draughtsman. Through persistence I worked my way up the ranks until my retirement as a Senior Designing Mechanical Engineer in 1995.”

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WORKED ON FIRST IPSWICH 46CM WATER MAIN After 52 years of service with the Brisbane City Council, Mr W G Scriven, of Payne Street, North Ipswich retired yesterday. Mr Scriven (pictured below) began his working life in 1921 as a boy of 13 with what was then the Water and Sewage Board. Between 1921 and 1925 he worked on the laying of the first 45.72 cm (18 inch) main to Ipswich as ‘Billy-boy’ and later graduated to tool-sharpener and blacksmith. His only break in service with the board was a 10 month period between 1925 and 1926 when he worked at the P A Barbat Foundry. In 1926 Mr Scriven was back on the permanent staff of the Water and Sewerage Board which was taken over that year by the Brisbane City Council. He worked on construction of the present weir, the slow sand filters and Holt’s Hill and later the rapid filters at Low Level. Shift work. Mr Scriven began shiftwork in 1936 in the control room of the Holt’s Hill filters. He held this position until 1951 when he was transferred to the control room at Low Level where he remained since. It seems ironical that after 23 years of shift work his last week was completed on the midnight watch. One of the several old photographs dating back to 1921 (at right) shows the original bridge spanning the Brisbane River only a few yards below where the present we are now stands. Left of the bridge work is in progress on the laying across the river of the first 18 inch main to service Ipswich.The pipes were floated into position, roped to barges and joined, and when a signal was given workers manning each end of the barge would simultaneously sever the ropes holding the pipes and the whole section would drop to the riverbed – a far cry from the present methods of pipe laying.

A WHIZZ KID ARCHITECT Equal to uni level A 15-year-old Ipswich student who “lives and breathes” houses has astounded local architects with his designs. Peter Scriven, a Grade 12 student at Ipswich State high school recently won a Queensland Times design competition. His entry was so impressive it was submitted to local architects for comment. In Peter’s entry he submitted for house plans, some with section cut-away plans showing more details. His free-form house, he says has the feature that each room evolves in the next. It is a cyclone-proof concrete dome, which stores warmth in winter is ventilated fifth for the summer. Ipswich architects Nevil Tate and Arthur Lumley looked at his entry and were enthusiastic. Nevil Tate said Peter’s comments about solar energy as a future 292 1

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MUSEUM ON THE MOVE. A ‘museum on the move’ concept developed by the Queensland Railways has proved highly successful in bringing rail history to the people of Queensland. The unique mobile historical exhibition of Queensland Railway’s developed from the Department’s Historical Collection founded in 1957 by the then chief engineer Mr H Walker. The decade of the 1980’s saw the centenary of many railways constructed during the ‘railway boom’ 100 years earlier, and the Department has been called upon in recent years to provide an increasing number of historical displays to Korean commemorate these centenary events. To facilitate the mounting of such exhibitions, and to enable the not insignificant history of the railways and its impact on early Queensland to be brought within reach of the remote country centres, it was decided to develop a ‘museum on the move’ concept by adapting existing wagons of the QLX type.The project was a joint undertaking of the Railways Chief Civil Engineer and Chief Workshops Engineer, in association with the Assistant Commissioner (Traffic Operations), with assistance being provided by various workshops and depots throughout the state. Since the Chief Civil Engineer’s workshops at Banyo has become the ‘depot’ for the Department’s Historical Collection, it was logical that the refurbishing and preparation of the vehicle housing the general exhibits was carried out at that location. This vehicle contains three distinct segments displaying Mechanical, Civil and Signal and Telegraph engineering components. It is anticipated that a segment embracing railway ‘traffic’ history will be developed later. The feature of the exhibition is the 1868 ‘Grandchester’ steam engine, and during 1987 this engine was faithfully restored to practical operating condition entirely by apprentices of the Ipswich Workshops Apprentice Training Centre in the direction of the tradesman instructors. The vehicle housing this exhibit was converted by Ipswich Workshops, and shall contain, in addition, a gallery area displaying a selection from the 15,000 historical photographs held in the Department’s

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collection. Because of financial limitations presently prevailing, conversion of the wagons was necessarily carried out under substantial budgetary restraint, and for that reason several exhibits are at present temporary, pending restoration of permanent exhibits. Both wagons were converted concurrently during late 1987. The exhibition is administered by this Chief Civil Engineer, and made available for approved historical events throughout the State is planned that the ‘exhibition set’ be incorporated into the proposed Queensland Railway’s Museum and Historical Resource Centre as its major mobile display facility.

BARBECUE MARKS END OF AN ERA The Ipswich engineers social club will have a final hurrah one November 8 to mark the end of an era at the Queensland Railway (QR) Workshops in North Ipswich. The barbecue, starting at 11.30am, will gather current and former railway employees who were responsible for the significant development within Queensland Railways for the past 40 years. Organiser John Graham said the barbecue would acknowledge the relocation to Brisbane of the rolling stock drawings from the office where they were produced and stored. “Way back in its heyday, it was the design centre for all QR rollingstock – it was the only one in the state,” and Mr Graham said. Some of the original drawings, which are drafted plans of locomotives, and more than 100 years old with 50,000 of them drawn before 1970. The drawings were essential for repair and reference, and many are still referred to for restoration of steam locomotives. Retired design mechanical engineer Bill Scriven found at the social club in 1964. Mr Scriven said the barbecue would be like a family reunion for many employees who worked in Ipswich, as many had a close working relationship. Former employees attending the barbecue are also invited to an inspection of the new rolling stock design office had the Brisbane Rail Centre on November 9. The invitation is open to all current and former employees of Queensland Railways who contributed to the development, design and maintenance of rollingstock, workshops and depots by working in the Ipswich Drawing Office. Those interested in attending should contact John Graham Horne 3201 8439 after hours.

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1| Fitter Instructor Alan Doyle and Mechanical Engineer Bill Scriven watching apprentices Kent Haley and Darren Schimming putting the finishing touches to the ‘Grandchester’ engine. 2| A gathering of the clans from Ipswich at Rudd Park Burleigh heads included (from left) Bill Scriven, David Hamill, Tracey Hamill, Joan Hamill, Bill Young (front) Peter Scriven, Doreen Scriven, Gloria Young and Mrs Veronica (‘Granny’) Knight. 3| Daughters Doreen Scriven (left) and June Wood (right) congratulate Mrs Vonnie Knight on her 90th birthday. 4| Jim Tracey, Bill Scriven and organiser John Graham look over the historical drawings. dated 1894, near where the barbeque will be held under the water towers. 5| Gold Coast Bulletin: Lower: This happy Ipswich group still have fond memories of how they spent Christmas Day in their tent in the Burleigh camping area this year. From left are Ross Young (7), Shayne Wood (3), Mrs B wood and baby Leesa (4 months), Debra Knight (5), Darren (1) and Mr Len Knight.

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John Gray b: 1762 d: 04/09/1818 m: Elizabeth Killett - 26/07/1803 St Johns Parramatta NSW

Elizabeth Gray b: 07/05/1803 d: 19/03/1836 m: H S Townsend - 14/7/1828 Sydney NSW

Elizabeth Killett b: 28/04/1779(5) d: 22/10/1875 m: Hugh Hossack - 04/11/1822 Windsor NSW

William Gray

Jane Gray

John Gray

b: 24/06/1805 d: 04/04/1851 m: Mary Wheeler - 17/5/1827 Evan NSW

b: 1807(8) d: 16/11/1880 m: Alex S. Manson| 02/02/1830 Sydney NSW

b: 16/06/1810

Rebbeca Jane Wheeler

Elizabeth Ann Wheeler

Hannah Wheeler

b: 13/05/1828 d: 18/05/1874 m: 1) Charles Sloane m: 2) Thomas P Langford

b: 05/09/1860 d: 20/03/1860 m: Richard Lovell

Jane Hannah Lovell

Sarah Ann Lovell

b: 01/11/1849 d: 28/01/1933 m: Charles A Thomas

b: 01/12/1851 d: 08/07/1942 m: William Scriven

b: 16/09/1825 d: 17/02/1898 m: Henry Kirby

Mary Rebbeca Lovell b: 16/10/1847 d: 14/02/1925 m: Peter Tighe

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TREE BRANCHES

Hannah Gray

Ann Louise Gray

Richard Gray

b: 19/11/1813 d: 02/07/1856 m: William Jones - 09/03/1829 Pittown NSW

b: 19/01/1815 d: 20/02/1874 partner: Heyward Atkins

b: 06/11/1817 d: 25/07/1896 m: Maryann Gold - 12/11/1838 Sydney NSW

Wlliam J B Wheeler

Mary Wheeler

b: 18/10/1832 d: 09/12/1911 m: Maryann Clay

b: 10/01/1835 d: 19/09/1911 m: 1) John Campbell m: 2) William Wanstall

Agnes C Lovell

William E Lovell

b: 16/10/1853

b: 13/11/1854 d: 25/11/1941 m: Alice Stockbridge

CHARLES SCRIVEN

George Albert Charles ScrivenVI

d: 1866

b: 1860 d: 1939 m: Agnes Hayett

Charles William Henry b: 1884 d: m: Sarah Wyatt - 1906

Lillian Sarah Wyatt b: 1907

Cecil Henry Haryett b: 1908

Frances Amy Wyatt b: 1911

Caroline Sophia Louisa

Lillian Edith

Victor Ernest

Thomas Gordon

b: 1888 d: 1888

b: 1889 m: Richard Hodges - 1912

b: 1891 m: Gertrude Roselle Powter -1911

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Victor Robert Mill b: 1911

Roy Charles b: 1914

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