Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Charles Whalan

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23. Emma Whalan

First Cave's Woman  -  Death of Mrs. Booth -  Native of Parramatta

The funeral took place at Rookwood Cemetery of Mrs. Emma Booth, daughter of the late Charles Whalan, the discoverer of Jenolan Caves, and widow of Samuel Marsden Booth, who was well known in various parts of the State years ago as an evangelist. Mrs. Booth was 81 years of age, and credited with having been the first white woman to enter Jenolan Caves. Mr. Charles Whalan was a native of New South Wales, and was born at Govern ment House, Parramatta, where his father, Sergeant Whalan, was private secretary to Governor. Macquarie. It is related by his descendants that when he discovered the Caves in 1838, Mr. Whalan could have purchased the land for 5/- an acre but stated that "such masterpieces of nature must be the nation's asset." For many years tthe names of visitors to the Caves were entered at Glyndwr House, near Oberon, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whalan, and Mr. Whalan acted as honorary guide is showing visitors over the Caves. On January 8, 1921, the descendants of Mr. WVhalan gathered at the Jenolan Caves House, where an enlarged portrait of tile discoverer of the Caves was unveiled. The late Mrs. Booth is survived by three sons, Messrm Fletcher, Leslie, and Cyril Booth, and two daughters, Mrs. Edgar, of Neutral Bay, and Mrs. E. Potter, wife of the Rev. Potter, of St. Cuthbert's Church, Naremburn. A son, Leut. Norman Booth, predeceased her. Mrs. Booth is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. G. Pichering (Croydon), Mrs. W. Hughes (Concord), and Mrs. J. Armstrong (Oberon). A short service was conducted at St. Cuthbhrt's Church, Naremborn, by Rev; C. T. L. Yarrington, of Mosman.

Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 30 Dec 1926

24. Glyndwr Whalan

Occ: Printer

BATHURST, Wednesday.
Mr. Glyndor Whalan, son of the late Mr. Charles Whalan, a grazier, of Oberon, who has been credited with the discovery of the Jenolan Caves, died at his residence, Lambert street, Bathurst this morning aged, 75 years. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church and one of its leading preachers for many years.
Source: The SMH 3 Aug 1922

Susannah Ada Trewen

WHALAN- August 18, 1942 at her residence, Ayres Road, St Ives. Susannah Ada Whalan, widow of the late Glyndwr Whalan of Bathurst. aged 97 years and 7 months. Privately cremated August 19, 1942.
Source: The SMH 22 Aug 1942

25. Alfred Samuel Whalan

Hotel Manager.
The death occurred at the resi of his daughter, Nurse Whalan, of Manildra, on Monday last of a very old resident of the Oberon district, in the person of Mr. Alfred Whalan, at the age of 73 years. The deceased gentle was a son of the late Mr. Charles Whalan, of Oberon, to whom is generally ascribed the honor of discovering the famous Jenolan Caves. The remains were conveyed to Oberon for burial in the family tomb. To Nurse Whalan (Manildra) and his son Mr. E. Whalan (Cudal) general sympathy will be extended.
Source: Molong Express and Western District Advertiser 7 Jan 1922

Agatha Josephine Wilson

District Intelligence.
DEATH OF MRS. ALFRED WHALAN. — Early in the year we have to record the death of Mrs. Alfred Whalan. The deceased has for many years been in delicate health, and for the last two years has been quite bed-ridden with paralysis, but on Tuesday, whilst asleep, she peacefully breathed her last. She was possessed of a most hopeful and cheerful disposition, and never murmured or repined at her lot. Her husband and family — seven sons and two daughters — now mourn the loss of one who, during her life, was their guiding star in the home. The funeral took place on Thursday morning, and was one of the largest ever seen in the district, the old Methodist cemetery being the place of interment, the Rev. J. Tarn officiating at the grave. In a brief address Mr. Tarn referred to the deceased as a bright Christian, distinguished for her goodness, which was shown in her wonderful patience in suffering, and constant brightness of spirit. The best tribute she had was her family, one of the most worthy in the whole neighbourhood. Her influence would long be felt for good. Mrs. Whalan was a sister-in-law of Mrs. G. Whalan, of Bathurst, and she was connected with a very numerous circle of relations in the Oberon and Edith districts.
Source: Bathurst Free Press and Mining Jourenal 8 Jan 1904

180. Glyndwr Montague Whalan

WHALAN. — Private Glyndwr Whalan, son of A. S.
Whalan, Oberon, killed in action at Hill 60 on August 21, 1915, aged 25 years. Inserted by his loving brother, Ernest L. Whalan
Source: The SMH 25 Feb 1916

26. Gertrude Whalan

Death of Mrs. Armstrong.
OBERON, Friday.
Mrs. Gertrude Armstrong, a member of one of Oberon's pioneer families, died sud- denly this morning. She was 84 years of age, and was the widow of the late Mr. John Armstrong, of Edith, who died six years ago. She was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whalan, the former being the finder of the Jenolan Caves. She was born at Glendwyr, Oberon, one of the best-known properties in the district, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Armstrong. Since then she had resided at Edith. Their wedding was the first to be celebrated in the Oberon Methodist Church.  The late Mrs. Armstrong could recall many encounters with bushrangers and blacks. Her mother was the first white woman to settle at Oberon, while her slater, Mrs. Booth, was the first white person born in the township. Mrs. Armstrong taught at the first school erected at Oberon.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are Messrs. George, Charles (Oberon), and Erie (Edith), and Mesdames Edith Luther (Tocumwal) and Florence Wha- lan (Edith). There are 28 grand-children and one great-grandson.
Source: The SMH 31 Oct 1936

Timothy Small

The death at Ryde on February 15 of Mr. Timothy Small, at the age of 77 years, removes the last but one of four sons of the late Mr. Thomas Small, sen., of whom the deceased was the youngest. The survivor is Mr. Samuel Small, of Balmain, aged 85. To the father, who was a pioneer of this State, some interesting history attaches. He it was who built a schooner at Ryde and in it discovered the Clarence River, where he cut the first cedar brought thence to Sydney. He landed at what is now the town of Maclean. Mr. Thomas Small was also the owner of Swan-hill station, on the Northern Rivers, which he stocked with cattle brought from Ryde and from the Murrumbidgee. At Ryde he owned, extensive property, some of it close to what is now the centre of the town. Mr Timothy Small's grandfather on the maternal side (Mr James Squire), who arrived in Australia by the first fleet, first cultivated hops in Australia, and established the first brewery in this continent, on a site whereon Mrs. Watson, of Ryde, now lives. MrTimothy Small is survived by his widow, four sons, two daughters, 25 grandchildren, , and seven , great-grandchildren. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Thursday last, in St. Anne's Church Cemetery, Ryde.
Source: The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser 3 Mar 1911

William Henry Taylor

TAYLOR - June 17, 1919, at his residence, Glen Douglas, Guildford, William Henry Taylor, brother of the late Mr and Mrs Horace Adrian Jasper Taylor, Marrickville.
Source: The SMH 19 Jun 1919

198. William Henry Taylor

TAYLOR.— At 260 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, William Henry Taylor, aged 17 years
Source: The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser 10 Dec 1892

30. John Morris

MORRIS. - August 3, 1916, John, beloved husband of Sarah Morris, Harden-avenue, Northbridge, father of Edith, Cecil, and John Morris, North Sydney and Wahroonga, only son of Captain John Morris, East India and Bengal liners, gentleman, deceased (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and Parramatta).
Source: The SMH 7 Aug 1916

34. Campbell Joseph Whalan


(From our own Correspondent.)

Mr. Campbell Joseph Whalan, of Jenolan Caves, died at the Royal Hotel on Friday night. Mr. Whalan had attended the show, and appeared to be in his usual health when he went to bed. Mrs. Whalan, who was with him, was speaking to him at 3 o'clock in the morning, and he passed away shortly afterwards. He was 71 years of age, and a native of the district, where he has resided all his life. He was much respected and has left a wife and four sons, to whom the sympathy of the district is extended.
Source: Lithgow Mercury 8 Mar 1915

210. Horatio Whalan

WHALAN.-May 8, 1941, at his residence, Baker Street, Carlingford, Horatio Whalan, beloved bro- ther of Cam and Sidney Whalan, and dear brother- in-law of Eliza, aged 60 years.
Source: The SMH 9 May1941

Mary Olive Dwyer

OBERON, Monday.
Mrs. Mary Whalan, widow of the late Henry Whalan, died suddenly yesterday, aged 77. Deceased was a resident of the Oberon district for practically all her life, and was well known. She leaves a large adult family.
Source: The SMH 13 Apr 1937

Amy Elizabeth Weedon

WHALAN.-The Relatives and Friends of Mr. HARRY WHALAN are invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE, Amy Elizabeth; to leave 16 Bourke street Redfern, THIS DAY, at 2 p.m., for C. of E. Cemetery, Waverley. WOOD COFFILL LIMITED.

Source: The SMH 13 Jul 1921

37. Albert Campbell Whalan

OBERON, Tuesday.
The death took place on Saturday at Edith, near Oberon, of Mr. Albert Whalan, aged 88 years. Deceased was one of the oldest and best-known residents of the district. He was born at Prospect, near Parramatta, and came to Oberon at the age of 6 years, and had resided here ever since, carrying on the pursuits of farming and grazing. Death was caused by injuries when he fell from a dray earlier in the week.
Source: The SMH 24 Feb 1937

234. Leslie George Whalan

Divorced in 1941