OBITUARY MRS ANNIE HAYDEN
Mrs. Annie Ilayden, relict of the late Robert Hayden, of Argalong, who died on 12th inst., was an only daughter of the late Francis Halloran sr., the founder cofwhat is now known as The Halloran Estate, Lacmalac Vale and Argalong sheep and cattle stations, where she lived before her marriage with Robert Hayden, who pre deceased her by some 10 years. After her marriage she lived at their hospitable home, 'Homely Point,' Argalong, where they lived contented and happy lives of thrift and industry, carrying on dairying, fruit-growing and root-crop productions, as well as a small flock of slieep. Their work had created in the way of mixed farming what could be considered a model farm which, even in times of depression, could defy the stress of times as it was almost self supporting. They even grew their own hops. Mrs Hayden, whose health was always good till late years, was of a genial and happy disposition, a devoted wife and mother, and a wonderful hostess. An example worth recording happened when two gentlemen, essaying to pioneer a car trip through the hills some years ago, left their car stranded some 7 miles away, and, as was usual, came to 'Homely Point' and got the assistance necessary. One of them remarked, 'You only have to see Mrs Hayden's smiling face and you turn to the brighter and better side of life.' It is also worth recording that this spirit of goodness was hereditary. The same could be said of her late husband, and her good brother also. Manny a time, before Lacmalac Hill was cut, the Hallorans went to the assistance of stranded drovers from the Wauglis, the Austins (then Austin and Mallear), the Gibbs, and Patterson's stations. What also might ot might not be hereditary was (that Mrs Hayden was the younger of a pigeon pair — Francis and Annie. Her own family, Francis and Maggie (now Mrs F. Henry of Tarrabandra, Gundagai) were boy, then a girl. However, Mrs Henry has exceeded this xxx with four children who were were the delight and devotion of their grandmother and with who she spent most of her declining years under the loving caire of her daughter and son in-law, only breaking to come to Tumut, and sometimes to Argalong, to the tender care of her son Frank. Her late husband, Mr. Robert Hayden, was a great helper in anything for the uplifting of tlie district. He opened up the Lacmalac mines after they had been closed, and carried on with much better success than rqeent efforts; but he was a prototype of pioneer who would trample down difficulties that others would shrink from. -One cannot help thinking that the world is poo rer for the loss of JNIr. and Mrs Hay den. There is a compensation, how ever, of seeing how nobly they have borne their fate, how they triumphed over their limitations and bequeathed to others an imperishable example of courage and hope.
The remains were buried in the Catholic portion of the Tumut Cemetery on Tuesday last, Dean Sharkey officiating at the graveside. The casket-bearers were Messrs Frank Hayden (son), Frank Henery (son-in-law), Robert and Patrick Halloran (nephews), Patrick Halloran (cousin), Robert Hayden (nephew).
Source: The Tumut and Adelong Times 20 Sep 1932
Axel George Tedcastle
WHEN ASKED FOR HIS NAME
WHY should I give you my my name? If I did give you one it would probably be wrong!'
That is how Axel George Tedcastle. of Pott's Point, is reported to have met the inquiry of two sleuths who were on liis trail on July 27 last, in search of evidence in support of his wife's petition for divorce on the ground of his adultery with a woman unknown. John Cumming, the inquiry agent in question, told Mr. Justice Boyce that on the date mentioned he had found Tedcastle occupying a two-roomed flat in Hughes-street, Potts Point. After the customary palaver Cumming told Tedcastle that it was believed he was living as man and wife with an unknown woman. 'That, is right,' said Tedcastle, with off-hand nonchalance. A woman was found in bed. The story of the raid was confirmed by two other sleuths, who heard Tedcastle's admission. Mrs. Tedcastle (formerly Grant) said the marriage took place at the Presbyterian Church, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria, on August 6, 1919 and that there are three children of the union. Tedcastle was born at Marlay. Rathfarnliam. Ireland, and was now believed to be living at Potts Point, Sydney.
Source: Truth 3 May 1936
365. Eric Herbert James Hayden
ALLEGED INCENDIARISM AT TUMUT
Charged with having allegedly set alight to stables at the back of business premises at Tumut, two young men Norman Stanley Dow and Eric Hayden, appeared at the Tumut police court on Wednesday on a case of arson. Police evidence alleged that the men stole a tin of kerosene and ignited some straw in the stables, which were damaged. Both were fined £5 for the theft of the kerosene, and were, committed for trial at Gundagai on 20th inst.
Source: Albury Banner and Wodonga Express 9 Oct 1931
BACK TO INEBRIATES' . HOME
Hayden Sent Away Again
Eric Hayden was before the Tumut Court on Tuesday last charged with drunkedness. Sergeant H. Hickson said that Hayden, who had previously been committed to a home, was out on license which did not expire until May 5. Hayden was committed to the home to serve the unexpired portion of his time. Mr. E. Baker, who appeared for Hayden who pleaded guilty, said that if given a chance Hayden would go to another town where he may rehabilitate himself. In reply to Mr. Finlay, S.M., Sergeant Hickson said he had warned Hayden several times since his return to Tumut. Defendant Hayden: Give me a chance. There is nothing against my character. I don't want to go back to that place again. I have work to go to and can start in the morning. The S.M.: If there was only the one break I may have considered giving you a chance but you have been drunk several times and so you have broken the condition of your release, so I revoke your license and that means that you will go back and do the unexpired portion of your time.
Source: The Tumut and Adelong Times 15 Feb 1949