Southern Highlands Index

a Southern Highlands Index

A list of names from the early days of the Robertson/Burrawang/Kangaroo Valley areas of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.



Burrawang General Store c1865

Index Wi to Wy + XYZ

Surname

First name(s)

Place

Notes

Ref

Wild

Joseph

Sutton Forest

Land grant 1820 - Wildes Meadow named after him

1

Wildes Meadow and Yarrunga Butter Factory

Possibly also known as Wildes Meadow & Yarrunga Farmers' Union

Corner Cleary's Lane and Wildes Meadow Road, Yarrunga

Wildes Meadow & Yarrunga Dairy Company Ltd formed in 1888 and operating on land leased from the Bresnahan brothers Popularly known as Emu Butter Factory it operated until 1922 when it was sold to Moss Vale Dairy Co

2,5

Wildes Meadow and Yarrunga Farmers' Union

Co-operative

 

Formed in 1888 to encourage vegetable industry in the district

2

Wildes Meadow Methodist Church

 

Wildes Meadow

Opened in 1874, the building was renovated and re-opened in 1953

6,8

Wildes Meadow Public School

 See also Burrawang East Public School

Wildes Meadow

Operated from 1885 and changed name to Myra Vale in 1893

6,8,13

Wildon

Thomas

Yarrunga

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wiles

H.

 

Committee of Burrawang and West Camden Agricultural Society 1879

2,9

Wiley

Charles

Kangaroo Valley

Early selector c1865 Purchased Portion 127 of 96 acres

3

Wiley's Hotel

Licensed hotel

Kangaroo Valley

Operated in this name c1900 - also known as Commercial Hotel and Friendly Inn

9

Wilkinson

Annie Clarissa

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilkinson

Clarissa

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilkinson

Janet

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilkinson

Robert

Kangaroo Valley

Trustee and committee member of Kangaroo Valley School of Arts 1899. Registered elector 1903, storekeeper.

9,12

Wilkinson

W. J .

Kangaroo Valley

Died in First World War 1914-1918

9

Wilkinson

William Innes

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, chemist.

12

Wilkinson's Store

General store

Kangaroo Valley

Operating in the Valley 1890s

9

Williams

Agnes

Barrengarry

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Williams

E.J.

Kangaroo Valley

Secretary of Kangaroo Valley School of Arts 1910

9

Williams

Edgar George

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, school teacher. Secretary of Kangaroo Valley Agricultural & Horticultural Assoc. 1907-1910

9,12

Williams

Evan R.

Robertson

120 acres 1884 - 3 horses, 26 cattle, 14 pigs. Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1889-90. Prizewinner Robertson Agricultural Show 1889.

2,10

Williams

F.

Kangaroo Valley

Enlisted in Armed Forces, World War I

9

Williams

Henry

Kangaroo Ground

Freehold elector 1875.

11

Williams

Jessie

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Williams

Joseph

 

Teacher at Avoca Public School from July, 1902

5

Williams

Joseph Evans

Robertson

Appointed one of initial Trustees of Robertson Showground March 1888 Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1889-90 Prizewinner Robertson Agricultural Show 1896

2

Williams

R.

Kangaroo Valley

Enlisted in Armed Forces, World War I

9

Williams

Susan

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Williams

Thomas

"Rosedale" Robertson and "Rose Hill" Robertson

Also owned land at Dapto 1875. Prizewinner at second Robertson Agricultural Show 1881. 2000 acres 1884 - 12 horses, 200 cattle (Rosedale). 370 acres 1884 - 4 horses, 60 cattle, 24 pigs (Rose Hill).

2,10, 11

Williams

W.E.

Robertson

139 acres 1884 - 4 horses, 32 cattle, 19 pigs. Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1889-90

2,10

Willoughby (Willobby)

Hugh

"Narrimunga" Yarrunga

500 acres 1884 - 9 horses, 45 cattle, 3 pigs.

10

Wills

Alfred Allisson

West Kangaloon

Registered elector 1903, storekeeper.

12

Wills

Annie Eliza (nee Porter)

Robertson

Wife of Joseph Wills. Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

2,12

Wills

Cyril

New Park

Son of Joseph Wills.

2

Wills

George

Mount Murray

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wills

Grace

West Kangaloon

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wills

Irene

 

Prizewinner Kangaloon Junior Farmers Club Show 1944

2

Wills

Isabella Jane

Mount Murray

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wills

Jack

 

Son of John Wills.

2

Wills

Joel (Snr)

East Kangaloon

Born Dorset and migrated to Shellharbour 1850's. Early selector Yarrawa Brush 1862. 160 acres 1884 - 2 horses, 52 cattle, 30 pigs.

2,10

Wills

Joel A.

"Widgee Waa" Kangaloon

Son of Joseph Wills. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1937. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1940/41. Prizewinner Robertson A & H Show 1945. Prizewinner Robertson Agricultural Shows late 1950's.

2

Wills

John

East Kangaloon

Son of Joel Wills Snr

2

Wills

Joseph

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wills

Joseph W.

"Widgee Waa" , Kangaloon

Son of Joel Wills Snr. Elected to committee Robertson Agricultural Society 1905. Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1918. President of Nattai Shire Council for many years from 1922. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1937. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1940/41. Vice President 1944 .

2

Wills

William

East Kangaloon

Son of Joel Wills. Registered elector 1903, farmer. Elected to committee Robertson Agricultural Society 1905. Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1918.

2,12

Wilson

Alfred Ernest

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wilson

Annie Frances Catherine

Beaumont

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilson

Elizabeth

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilson

Fanny

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilson

Frederick William

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wilson

George Henry

Yarrawa

Freehold elector 1875. Registered elector 1903, farmer.

11,12

Wilson

Harry Jnr

Robertson

Son of Harry Wilson

2

Wilson

Henry (Harry)

"Rose Valley" Burrawang/ McGraths Hill

Early settler. Son of Thomas Wilson Jnr. Freehold elector 1875. 100 acres 1884 - 2 horses, 15 cattle, 6 pigs. Well known horseman in the area. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1937. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1940/41. Vice President 1944.

2,10, 11

Wilson

Irvine

Robertson

Son of Harry Wilson

2

Wilson

James (Jim)

Robertson

Grandson of Thomas Wilson Jnr

2

Wilson

John

Beaumont

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Wilson

John

Yarrawa

Freehold elector 1875.

11

Wilson

John H.

 

Prizewinner Robertson A & H Show 1957 Prizewinner Robertson A & H Show 1959

2

Wilson

Mary Ann

Burrawang

Wife of Thomas Wilson (Snr). Migrated from Ireland with husband 1841.

P

Wilson

Matilda Jane

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wilson

Rex

Burrawang

Head Teacher, Burrawang Public School from May 1948

13

Wilson

Ron

Robertson

Grandson of Thomas Wilson Jnr

2

Wilson

Thomas

Burrawang

Born c1810 County Fermanagh and migrated to Australia 1841per "Brothers". Later settled Shellharbour/Jamberoo area. In 1862 became early settler Yarrawa Brush. Freehold elector 1875. Butcher and cattle dealer. Married to Mary Ann Gray (nee Hetherington)
For Wilson info., contact Joanne Marsh at [email protected]

2,11,P

Wilson

Thomas (Jnr)

Burrawang

Son of Thomas Wilson. Born 1838 County Fermanagh and arrived in Australia 1841 with parents. Married Mary Ann Armstrong 1863 Kiama. Committee of Burrawang and West Camden Agricultural Society 1879

2,P

Wilson

William Francis

Robertson

Freehold elector 1875.Operated a blacksmith's shop in Robertson 1880s

2,11

Wilson

William James

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, blacksmith.

12

Wingecarribee Post Office

 

Location unknown

Opened 1 January 1865

7

Witton

C.

Kangaroo Valley

Died in First World War 1914-1918

9

Wolf

Anton

 

Constructed the premises of the E S & A Bank in Kangaroo Valley in 1891 Still standing and operating 1953

9

Wood

George (Jnr)

Robertson

Freehold elector 1875 whilst non-resident at Kiama.

11

Wood

George (Snr)

Yarrawa

Freehold elector 1875 whilst non-resident at Kiama.

11

Wood

Henry

 

Builder of pavilion for Robertson Agricultural Society showground 1888

2

Wood

J. C.

 

Prizewinner Robertson A & H Show 1950

2

Wood

James

 

Prizewinner third Burrawang Agricultural Show 1882 Elected committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1904 Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1918

    2

Wood

James David

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, auctioneer. Bought saleyards first operated by Bob Graham. Secretary Robertson Agricultural Society 1915. Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1918. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1937. Committee member Robertson A & H Society 1940/41.

2,12

Wood

John

Yarrawa

Leasehold elector 1875.

11

Woods

Alfred Henry

Barrengarry

Registered elector 1903, station manager.

12

Woods

Emma Ada

Barrengarry

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Woods

Francis George

Robertson

Registered elector 1903, farmer.

12

Woods

Henry

Cambewarra Mountain

Registered elector 1903, farm labourer.

12

Woods

James

Yarrawa

Freehold elector 1875 whilst non-resident at Kiama.

11

Woods

John

Robertson

Freehold elector 1875 whilst non-resident at Kiama.

11

Woodward

Alfred

Yurunga

Residential elector 1875. Teacher at Avoca Public School from October, 1878

5,11

Worsley

Peter

Burrawang

Residential elector 1875.

11

Wotton

David J.

 

Married Elizabeth Wright

P

Wright

Catherine

Avoca

Born 1858, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married Daniel Cunningham. Died 1937.

P

Wright

Charles J.

Pine Villa , Avoca

Built a bacon factory at Avoca -high grade meat Multiple prizewinner at Robertson Agricultural Show 1899 Committee member Robertson Agricultural Society 1918/1940-41 Elected Life Member 1944

2

Wright

D.

Kangaroo Valley

Enlisted in Armed Forces WWII, posted overseas and returned

9

Wright

D. B.

Avoca

Enlisted in Armed Forces WWI

5

Wright

Elizabeth Hannah

Avoca

Born c1850, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married David J. Wotton. Registered elector 1903, domestic duties. Died 1938.

P,12

Wright

Ephraim

Kangaroo Valley

Freehold elector 1875.

11

Wright

Ester

Avoca

Born 1849, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married Samuel Manns. Died 1941.

P

Wright

F.W.N.

Kangaroo Valley

Died in First World War 1914-1918

9

Wright

Frederick

East Kangaloon

Residential elector 1875. 80 acres 1884 - 2 horses, 16 cattle.

10,11

Wright

Herbert Wroughton

Yarrunga

Registered elector 1903, no occupation listed.

12

Wright

I .

Kangaroo Valley

Died in First World War 1914-1918

9

Wright

Isabella

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wright

James

Avoca

Born 1861, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married Mary Ann Baxter and later married Mary Ann Winifred Burke. Sawyer and timber worker in Bowral and Thirroul. Registered elector 1903, farmer. Died 1937.

P,12

Wright

James John

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, labourer.

12

Wright

John (Jnr)

Kangaloon

Residential elector 1875.

11

Wright

John (Snr)

Kangaloon

Freehold elector 1875.

11

Wright

John B.

Burrawang, Yurunga

Freehold elector 1875. Most successful exhibitor ( farm implements) first Agricultural show 1880. Prizewinner Robertson Agricultural Show 1892. Left district in 1899.

2,11

Wright

John Himalaya

Avoca

Born 1841 at sea on "Himalaya", son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married Suzanna Manns. Died 1901.

P

Wright

Joseph

Avoca

Born c1854, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Residential elector 1875.

P,11

Wright

M.

Kangaroo Valley

Enlisted in Armed Forces WWII
(A W A S )

9

Wright

Margaret

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, domestic duties.

12

Wright

Martha

Avoca

Born 1857, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married William James Lawler. Died 1910.

P

Wright

Mary Ann

Avoca

Born c1848, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Married Joseph Paul Lawler. Registered elector 1903, domestic duties. Died 1923.

P,12

Wright

N. D.

Avoca

Enlisted in Armed Forces WWII

5

Wright

Robert Samuel

Kangaroo Valley

Registered elector 1903, labourer.

12

Wright

Samuel (Jnr)

Avoca

Born c1845, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Original purchaser Portion 49 Sheepwash Road, Avoca in 1875. Freehold elector 1875. Married Rebecca Mansfield. Died 1919.

P,11

Wright

Samuel (Snr)

"The Sallies" Avoca

Born 1818 England. Migrated 1842 with wife Elizabeth (Smith). Earned his living 1870's as a sawyer by splitting and mortising fence posts for one penny a hole. Freehold elector 1875. In November 1897 he rented the piggery on the Emu Butter Factory site. Had 10 children. Members of Christian Israelite religion.

2,5 P, 11

Wright

William James

Avoca, Kangaroo Valley

Born 1845, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Wright. Residential elector 1875. Married Isobella Norman. Registered elector 1903, labourer. Died 1922.

P,11, 12

Wyatt

R. A.

Avoca

Enlisted in Armed Forces WWII

5

Yarrawah Provisional School

   

Established 2 January 1871 with teacher, Robert Watt Closed 21 June 1872 and pupils transferred to Yarrungah Provisional School After 1913 it was known as Avoca Public School

5

Yarrunga and Avoca Progress Association

Community organisation

Avoca

Formed 26 June 1912 Very active community association Name changed to Avoca and Fitzroy Falls Progress Association in 1937 to Avoca Progress Association

5

Yeo

J.

Moss Vale

Honoured visitor to 12th Robertson Show 1892

2

Yeoman

Joseph

Kangaloon

Freehold elector 1875. 100 acres 1884 - 3 horses,25 cattle, 9 pigs.

10,11

Yerrunga Public School

 

Berry Mountain Road, Kangaroo Valley

Established c1880 with Miss Olde as teacher Closed approx 30 years later

9

Young

A. B.

Moss Vale

Honoured visitor to 12th Robertson Show 1892

2

Young

James

Wildes Meadow

Leasehold elector 1875.

11

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