Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Eggleton

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Joseph Millard

Mr. Joseph Millard, an old and highly respected former resident of Rous Mill, died recently at his home at Haberfield, Sydney. Mr. Millard came to the Richmond River when a young man and at first engaged in carpentering, afterwards taking up farming when the sugar industry was in full swing. He will be best remembered as the licensee of the Rous Hotel, which he successfully conducted for a number of years. Mrs. Millard survives him. He also leaves a son, Mr. W. J. Millard, and daughter, Mrs. D. Duff, who reside in Haberfield. Mr. George Millard (Fairfield), Edward (Rosewood, Queensland), and Jesse (Alstonville) are brothers.
Source:Northern Star 20 Sep 1930

105. Robert Lack

On Wednesday last we received a wire from Mr. James Lack, of Barringun, informing us that his brother Bob ' had passed away' at Penrith that morning. For some time past it was known in Bourke that Mr. Robert Lack, who was the licensee of the old Red Cow Inn, at Penrith, was in a very precarious state of health and shortly after the New Year his friends and relations were called, to his bedside. He, however, rallied from the severe attack of illness he then had but it was evident the end wasn't far off. For some weeks past his condition was very serious, and, although all his friends and acquaintances, and he had many- — especially in Bourke; Enngonia and Barringun districts-: — sincerely regret his demise, they recognise that it was a happy release from suffering. The deceased was about 70 years of age. The late Robert Lack was the eldest of the Lack Brothers, five of whom came to this district in the early eighties. They were sons of the late Robert Lack Sr., who was a farmer in the Campbelltown district. About the year 1884, the subject of this notice went into public business at Enngonia, where he kept a hotel for about five years. He then took up Goolring station, which was worked by himself and his brothers until the latter went into business for themselves. About four years ago, no doubt owing to the ravages of drought, the late Mr. Lack gaye up Goolring and went to Penrith, where he secured a lease of that historic hostlery mentioned above above, and which originally belonged to the father of those well-known politicians of the past, T. B. and Sydney Smith, and which, we believe, still belongs to the family. In this house Bob did well but illness attacked him, with the result that we all must, some day, experience. In the old days the Lacks were very well known in Enngonia, and they were also a very considerable factor in the energy displayed, both in business and sport; that made the 'Sand hill,' one of the liveliest spots in this vast district. But King Drought held sway too long and scattered many of the pioneers of whom, Bob Lack was one of the most popular. Tis a great pity that he was unable to visit the district and see the country as it now is, clothed with luxuriant^grass and herbage. The deceased leaves his wife and two sons and one daughter, besides his brothers, John, Harry, William and James, and other near relatives, to mourn their, loss, and to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended by a large circle of friends in this part of the State.It It may also be mentioned here that one of deceased's sons, both of whom are married, is at the front, fighting for his country.
Source: Western Herald 3 Mar 1917

Death of Mr Robert Lack.
To many of the citizens of Penrith and the surrounding district, and indeed, to residents of localities hundreds of miles from the Nepean countryside, the sad news of the death of Mr. Robert Lack, late licensee of the Red Cow Hotel, Station Street, Penrith, at an early hour of Wednesday morning of last week, came with the poignant and distressing shock of a personal bereavement, for Mr. Lack had been known far and wide, and esteemed throughout every period of his career as one of the straightest, 'whitest,' and most reliable of business men, the staunchest of friends, and kindliest, of neighbours one, in short, whose loss to his family, friends, and country will be keenly felt and deeply mourned. Mr. Lack, who had been for some mouths ailing with an internal trouble, determined some eight weeks ago to undergo an operation at the Parramatta Hospital, which, in due course, was performed by Dr. Burfitt, (Sydney), assisted by Doctors Carney and Brown, of Parramatta. For some weeks following the operation Mr. Lack rallied somewhat, having returned meanwhile to his home at Penrith, where he had the benefit of the solicitous care of Mrs. Lack and family, and also the skilled attention of professional nursing. His condition, in fact, seemed to have so much improved that his brother. Mr. James Lack, of Barringun, Queensland border, who had travelled over to visit deceased in his illness, resolved, so confident was he of his brother's improvement, to return to Barringun, little expecting that a change for the worse in Mr. Robert Lack's condition was so close at hand. Serious symptoms, however, begin to manifest themselves several days prior to the decease of the patient, and, to the great sorrow of his family circle and regret of his many friends, Mr. Lack passed away about 2 a.m.Wednesday morning (28th February). The late Mr. R. Lack was a native of the historic township of Campbelltown, where his family name has been known for several generations. His parents and grandparents, of early pioneering stock, were native-born, so that the deceased gentleman could fairly claim to be
Australian through and through, in spirit, race, and thought; and to his country true in war and toil and sport. E'er made her cause his own In every field and zone. Mr. Lack, who was in his 68th year, was, physically, a notable personality, standing 6 ft. 2½ in. high, and approaching in his normal health, 15 stone in weight, and he was literally as 'straight as a rush' ; a fine-looking man, with the bearing of the soldier and the easy poise of the athlete, and, indeed, if preferment in high places and if positions of leading were attainable on the score of personality, on the phase of 'looking the character,' the late Mr. Lack would certainly have made, a far more presentable Prime Minister, Governor, or even Monarch, than some we have known fill those eminent offices. Reared in the self-reliant, strenuous, adventurous period of the fifties and sixties, Mr. Lack entered in boyhood, like many of his confreres of that time, into the bushman's graphic heritage, of hard toil and sturdy endeavour, and in his 18th year started out with cheery confidence on his first long carrying journey to the outback country, taking a cargo of flour, etc, loaded up at Darling Harbour, to the then 'wild and woolly' township of Warren. For several years he chiefly followed the 'sanguinary science' '(teaming with bullocks and horses) to far Western towns, and had also similar experience on the great Southern roads, and, in fact, amid those pulsing years gained that versatile and dependable knowledge of stock, bushcraft, and business affair which made him a well-versed and trusted authority on those freighted subjects in all the communities in which he resided. During Mr. Lack's Western carrying operations Penrith was the furthest point of the Western railway system, and so was, in great part, the loading depot for the mountain and back-blocks carriers of the time, and as it was also the starting rendezvous of Cobb & Co.'s coach traffic for the back country, etc., it (Penrith) was quite a lively and impressionable sort of centre in those historic days.
Mr, Lack, however, seeing that, in those expansive years, 'the gates of the world were wide,' resolved with others to visit Queensland, and started with loading for Cunnamulla one day in the autumn of 1871. Over the Queensland border, and along the remote inland trucks, the wild blacks were frequently a menace to the carriers, stockmen, and travellers of the time, and Mr. Lack used to relate the precautions he and his mates took to cope with the 'Yabbas' and escape their depredations. Following the usual custom of bushmen in 'black' country, Mr. Lack and his two mates would 'retreat' for sleeping purposes after nightfall some distance into the scrub, away from the camp fire, leaving one of their number keeping guard at a 'strategic' spot. The aborigines would presently stealthily approach the campfire, but, find no sign of the teamsters, unless, perhaps, a too venturesome inquiry into the cargo of the drays would provoke a warning shot or two from the man guarding the camp. The danger to the teamsters was, however, at times very real, as the perpetration of the massacre of not a few carriers testified. After retiring from the carrying business, Mr. Lack engaged in damsinking for some years in Queensland and New South Wales, and subsequently, following the dictates of his courageous and enterprising spirit, went into the hotel-keeping business at Enngonia on the Warrego River, famed in the annals of early explorations. He, later, in conjunction with his brothers, Harry, William, John, and James, took up about 100,000 acres on 'Goolring' Station, on the Warrego, and subsequently bought out his brothers' interests in the property. After disposing of his station property, Mr. Lack took up the occupancy of the Exchange Hotel, Narromine, which he conducted for two years. Some nine years ago Mr Lack, with Mrs. Lack and family, came to Penrith, and entered upon the occupancy of the Red Cow Hotel, and during his connection with Penrith Mr. Lack became one of the most popular of our citizens. The late Mr. R. Lack was a man of the most genial, tolerant, and broadminded disposition. He had always been a noted horse-lover, and owned, from time to time, some first-class racing and trotting horses. Perhaps his three most noted performers were 'Israelite,' 'Hargo,' and 'Masher,' three very good horses, with which he visited a number of race meetings in Victoria, Queensland, and this State, and won a lot of money. He was a member of the Bourke, Brewarrina, Enngonia, and other Jockey Clubs, and was a good, clean, spirited sportsman. As indicative of the esteem in which Mr. Lack was held by his sporting acquaintances, we might state that amongst messages of sympathy forwarded in reference to his demise was one from the Enngonia Jockey Club, of which the deceased gentleman had been president for 18 years. Amongst many personal mementoes of friendship conveyed to Mr. Lack, he particularly prized the presentation of an elaborate silk handkerchief from the Hon. Ivo Bligh (later Lord Iddersleigh), on which the donor's monogram and compliments were impressed, the presentation marking the donor's appreciation of acquaintance (in Mr. Lack) with 'one of the finest types of Australian manhood he had known.' The Hon. Ivo Bligh, as will be remembered by the generation of his time, was a prominent, member of one of the All England cricket teams which toured Australia in the nineties. Mr. Lack is survived by his widow (nee Miss M. M. Flannery, whose family were originally from Victoria, and, coming to New South Wales, settled in the Narromine District), and by the following members of his family: Messrs. Edward Lack (at the Front), and Herbert Lack (sons) and Miss Rene Lack (daughter). Mr. Lack leaves also, to mourn his loss, five brothers, viz., Messrs. Harry and John (farmers), Nepean District.; Charles (farmer), Ravenswood, Singleton ; James ( hotel keeper), Barringun, Queensland border; and George Lack (farmer). Bellingen District ; and three surviving sisters, viz., Mesdames Herbert, Smith (Wentworth Falls), Jenner (North Sydney), and Miss Sarah Lack. The remains of deceased were con veyed per rail to Campbelltown on Thursday, 1st March, being accom panied by a numerous cortege of mourners from Penrith. The interment took place at the Church of England Cemetery, Campbelltown, on the same afternoon. The funeral arrangements at Penrith and were conducted by Mrs. J. Price & Son. Numerous messages of sympathy, wreaths, etc., were received by Mrs. Lack and the bereaved family.
Source: Nepean Times 10 Mar 1917

Margaret M Flannery

Death of Mrs. M. M. Lack
Mrs Margaret Mary Lack, a well known and very esteemed resident of Penrith, died at her residence, Red Cow Hotel, Station Street, on Monday, at the age of 73 years, after a short illness.
Deceased was born at Molong, her maiden name being Flannery. Her girlhood days were spent at Brewarrina, where she was married to Mr Robert Lack. They lived at Goolring, Station, west of Bourke, for some years. They went to Narromine, and in 1911 they took over the license of the Red Cow Hotel, Penrith. Mr, Lack died on 28th February, 1917, and deceased continued the business thereafter. Mrs Lack had many friends in this, district, by whom, she will be long-remembered with affect- tion, for she was a kindly lady, of a very generous disposition. She leaves one son (Mr Herb Lack, of Campbelltown) and a daughter (Mrs S. Woodland; of Penrith). The oldest daughter, Edith, died when a child, and a son, Ted, who served at the war, died about ten years ago. There are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Surviving brothers, and sisters of deceased are Mr Ted Flannery (Trangie), Mrs Caldwell (Campsie), and Mrs Munro (Narromine).
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, and was very largely at tended, a very representative gather- ing of mourners paying tribute to the esteem in which deceased and her family are held. The interment was in the Catholic portion of Penrith general cemetery, the last rites of of the Church being administrated by Father Green. Chief mourners were: Mr and Mrs H. Lack (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs S. Woodland (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs Cald- well (sister), Mrs Power (niece), Mr. P. Flannery (nephew), Mr T. Flannery (nephew) and Mrs Flannery, Ald H. Lack (brothor-in-law), Mr and, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Jarman, Mr and Mrs J. Byrnes, Mr Arnold Caldwell, and Mr James Caldwell.
Floral tributes were received from Nepean A.H. and, I. Society, Thornton Hall Golf Club, Penrith Railway staff, Campbelltown A.H. and I. Society, and others.
Council's Sympathy. At the meeting of Penrith Council on Monday evening the Mayor, Ald. D. Fitch, referred to the death of Mrs. Lack, and aldormon, as a mark of respect, stood in silence.
Source: Nepean Times 3 Feb 1934

109. Robert Henry Lack

The Late Mr. H. Lack
The last call has come to that fine gentleman and friend of many, Mr Henry (Harry) Lack, of Castlereagh Road, Penrith, and numerous people of the district mourn the loss of a good citizen. Some twelve months ago Mr Lack underwent amputation of an arm in view of a malignancy, which, however, more recently recurred and brought him low. He was admitted to Nepean district Hospital about a fortnight ago and died on 25th ult, at the age of 86 years.  The late Mr Lack was born at Campbelltown and was the son of Robert and Ellen Lack, of that towns His father engaged in driving bullock teams over the Mountains, and young Harry made the trip with him. Fin ally the son settled out back with his brother, the late Mr Robert Lack. They took over a sheep station at Enngonnia, some 67 miles north of Bourke. There they learnt the hardships of the far-west pastoral life.  When out-back deceased was married to Mary Stewart, who died there, leaving children mentioned hereunder. After that Mr Lack removed back to Campbelltown. Later he married Mary Mulholland, of that town.  At Campbelltown, afterward at Liverpool, and finally in Penrith district (coming here some 40 years ago) he engaged in the dairying industry. His second wife died about 18 years ago.  In many ways the late Mr Lack did good in the community and took part in various public movements. He was an alderman of Penrith Council for about six years and took an active in terest in its deliberations. He was for some years on Penrith General Cemetary Trust and took a practical part in ensuring the care and upkeep of the sacred area, in which his remains were later to be interred.
Mr Lack was a patron of Penrith Sub-branch of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A., a position he had held practically from its inception. His son, Harry (Bal), served in World War I and afterward succumbed to effects of his service. Deceased was heart and soul with the returned men; he was their friend, and they gratefully recognised the fact. For years he attended their annual functions, and maintained his in terest In their welfare right to the last.  Deceased leaves two daughters Olive (Mrs D. Power, of Belmore) and Ivy (Mrs R. Shaw, of Penrith). An other daughter, Etfoel (Mrs Jaiman) and . son Bal, above-mentioned, pre deceased him.. There are eight grand children and ten great-grandchildren. A brother, Mr Charles Lack, of Newcastle, is the last amid youngest of a family of 14.  The funeral took place on Friday morning and was largely attended. A service In St. Stephea'a,.ghurch was conducted by the Rector, Rev." A. E. Hodgson, who, in the course of an address, expressed sympathy with the bereaved, who had lost one who was loved and respected.
Mr E. W. Orth presided at the organ. In addition to near relatives above referred to, among those present were Mrs I. Woodland (niece) and Mr H. Lack, of Campbelltown (nephew).
The cortege proceeded to Penrith General Cemetery, and the remains were laid to rest in the C. of E. por tion, the service again being conducted by the Rector. V|
Penrith Sub-branch of the RJ3.S. A.I.L.A. was represented by Its President (Mr B. Kearney) and members.
Many beautiful wreaths were for warded, Including tributes from  the R.S.L. and Penrith Council; The bereaved have received messages of condolence from Castlereagh C.W.A., Ne pean Dairy Society Ltd., Mr J. Jack son, M.L.A., and many others.
Source: Nepean Times 2 Sep 1948