Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Joseph Whimpey (1848-1919)

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.

Wallaby Reef Hotel Shelbourne
WALLABY REEF HOTEL, SHELBOURNE. (1906, March 3). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), p. 5. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226939992

 Joseph was severely injured when his horse bolted in 1911.

A Serious Bolt
A SERIOUS BOLT. (1911, January 19). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227790465

The next article provides a slightly different account of the accident.

Tarnagulla Coach Bolts Driver Severely Injured
FATALITIES AND ACCIDENTS (1911, January 19). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), p. 5. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89832389

 

The accident was also mentioned in the Melbourne newspaper, The Argus.

Bendigo and District
BENDIGO AND DISTRICT. (1911, January 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 5. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10872439

 

In 1917, his son Claude (William Claude Whimpey) was killed in action.

Death William Claude Whimpey
Family Notices (1917, May 31). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), p. 4. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90128108

 

The next article shows that Joseph died without a will.

Joseph Whimpey Letters of Administration
Classified Advertising (1919, July 31). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 11. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4710382

 

His wife Sarah had also died without a will

Sarah Jane Whimpey Letters of Administration
Advertising (1906, July 19). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 9. Retrieved April 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189364701

 

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