Over the last couple of months, I have been featuring articles about the Whimpey family each decade. This week I was due to do the 1880s, but I found that, although there were 340 articles, most of them were advertisements. I couldn’t find any articles that I found interesting enough to share. Then in the 1890s, there were 1289 articles, and 172 just in 1890, but all the articles were advertisements from the Bendigo Advertiser. I’ve therefore decided to go back to looking for articles for one person at a time.
The articles this week are for my great grandfather Joseph Whimpey.
He gave evidence in an inquiry whether May Pacholli had been selling liquor without a licence in 1906.
Joseph was severely injured when his horse bolted in 1911.
The next article provides a slightly different account of the accident.
The accident was also mentioned in the Melbourne newspaper, The Argus.
In 1917, his son Claude (William Claude Whimpey) was killed in action.
The next article shows that Joseph died without a will.