87. Joseph George Teale
Prize Fight.-- A. prize fight came off on Tuesday morning at a. spot called Frog Hollow, George's River. The combatants were Thomas Sparkes, of' Sydney, and Joseph Teale, of Windsor. Huge wagers -were made in favour of Sparkes. After fighting 45 rounds in 56 minutes, Teale was declared the winner. The stakes were £50 a side. Sparkes received severe bodily injury, and was beaten quite bad.
Source: Evening News (Sydney) 12 Dec 1903
Mr. Joseph Teale and family have removed to Gladesville, where Mr. Teale has purchased a general store, and will be assisted in the business by his son Lance. Mr. Teale recently sold his property, 'Rocky Hall,' Wilberforce, to Mr. Benjamin Parker, of Sydney.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 11 Jul 1919
410. Alexander Joseph Teale
A SOLDIER'S LETTER
Mr. and Mrs. George Teale have received the following letter from Lieut. Alex. J. Teale .. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Teale, of 'Rocky Half,'' Wilberforce. Private Will Teale- will shortly be returning to Australia, having been shot through the lung. The letter is written from the 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, and is dated November 29, 1917: —
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Teale, — Just a few lines tlet you know that your son Will, is progressing favorably, and will, I think, be winding up in winning 'The Recovery Stakes' in an easy canter in speedy time. His wounds were mot serious, but just sufficient,.. I think, to allow him to spend Xmas m Eng land, instead' of the land of slush and mud, where death is constantly spoken. He is in hospital with me, and, rather a strange co incidence, we should meet here after not seeing one another for som.3 years, and that \vas at the Hawkesbury Show.' His boxing has won him fame throughout all ranks. He is a game soldier, which is strongly appreciated by all ranks of his uniformed brothers of the Australian Forces. His self determination and intelligent disposition, together with his strong devotion to duty, has won him honor and fame, among ,the bravest on earth. Well, the withdrawal of the Italian front, together with the Russian Revolution, is causing grave consideration ainQng1 our high commands „ but we are bleeding the white out of the enemy on the Western Front, which may be the means of him1 quitting Flanders an-/ Northern Franca before this winter is thro ugh Anyway, he is being greatly weaken- j eel in his man power, and will not be able to afford so much for wastage as he previously has, which no doubt must be weakening Ms defences on our battle front. W& seem to be now, together with our great French Ally, throwing all our strength against his defences on the Western front, and our artillery is rendering great assistance to our infantry attacks, by their well directed' fire of deadly barrages, which seem to demoralise his (methods of attack, and they leave their positions in disorganisation before we reach their defensive line; but at some points they show heavy resistance, but. only meet with, empty success against our determined troops. Somehow, I think 'Bill' and1 his bloodstained' Huns will, by constant force of our Allies be brought to a final decision this winter, and I think this crimson honor will have its final scene this winter, and the great 'curtain will drop over German hopes and aspirations somewhere early in the New Year. We were all surprised to hear of the big strike practically among all labors in Australia. It seems hard when men of strong spirit are hero fighting to hold our freedom and liberty, and frying to crush this barbarous and Corrupt nation of defiance, who at the declaration- of war expected to hold the trump card of the whole world which would have resulted in the destruction of our long -loved liberty; but no, our brave blood went to the assistance of the weaker, and rightful nations, and' despite the great struggle that we are participating1 in., our own men in Australia have to come out. and cause trouble among those that many a brave lad has given his life to protect. I think it is time that the Government took a band in the situation, and passed an act of Compulsory Service, and force the slacker and shirker to do his bit with the cream of Australia's manhood', who had' spirit enough to answer duty's call, never once turning to question why all should not be forced' to do the fame. I am enclosing a composed piece about Will, which I have written for pas time in hospital. You can send it to the Windsor paper. I know you will be surprised when you receive this letter, as neither of you know me, but Harry does . I have writ ten him also. So I must ring off now. With a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year, trusting (you both and all who are near and dear to you are enjoying life and' partaking of the very best the earth can. give. ALEX. J. TEALE, 3rd Battalion, Australian. Imperial Infantry.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 1 Mar 1918
The social held in the Australian Hall to welcome home Lieut. Alex. Teale, recently returned from Rabaul, was attended by a large crowd of people, and ' a very pleasant evening was spent. The proceeds will be added to the local Belgian Fund. The chair was occupied by Cr. ,E. T. Bowd', J.P., and in addition to the chairman addresses were delivered by. Mr. Blackmore, Mr. Mar shall Bushel, and Mr. F. R. Daley, all of whom spoke in high term's . of Lieut. Teale as a soldier and. a man. Mr. Joseph Teale, father of the soldier who was being honored, also spoke, and expressed his appreciation of the people's kindness, and also his natural pride at having a son who, was one of the first to answer duty's call. Lieut. Teale then gave an interesting' narrative of his experiences from the .lime he left Sydney for German New Guinea until his re
turn. He was present at the capture of the German colony, and showed' some souvenirs 'of the war in the shape of several curios, and articles taken from1 the room of the Ger man Governor. 'Mr. AV. Teale, uncle, of Lieut. Teale, also made an entertaining speech. A programme of music and recitations was given, to which the following con tributed : Miss Una Smith:, Mrs. A. Daley, Mrs. Argent, Miss Vera Beucroft, Miss Mollie Currie, Miss Mollie Bushell arid. Mr. A. B. Buttsworth. Supper was provided, and a dance brought a very happy gathering to ? a close at 12.30 a.m. The concert given in the Australian Hall on Saturday night to swell the local Belgian Fund was a great success. The hall was packed, every available space .being filled. The Waverley Tramway Orchestra, and Wends, assisted by local performer!, gave a splendid entertainment, with which, tine audience were delighted. Mr. F. R. Daley, the hon. (secretary, and his band of helpers, are to be congratulated on their successful efforts on behalf of a good cause, and the public ot Wilberforce and district deserve, praise for their ready and liberal response to the 'many calls made- on them' to help the Allies. No part of the Hawkesburv district is doing its duty more nobly than - Wilberforce and its environs.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 7 May 1915