ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0278 Oaks Estate Community History Papers

Scope ad Content Notes 

Call Number

HMSS 0278

Collection 

Oaks Estate Community History Papers

Date Range

1823-2004

Quantity

0.67 metres (4 manuscript boxes, 1 file of slides)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

Oaks Estate is an urban village in the ACT, 12 km from Canberra City centre, directly across the NSW border from Queanbeyan. The estate covers an area of approximately 40 hectares and is bound by the Molonglo River to the north, 'The Oaks' to the east and the Queanbeyan-Cooma railway to the south. It takes its name from 'The Oaks', an outstation of Duntroon established about 1835. The adjacent burial ground, in use from 1838 to 1846, is the oldest general, if unofficial, cemetery in the ACT.

In the second half of the 19th century and into the early Canberra development period, Oaks  Estate housed several Queanbeyan industrial properties including a flour mill. The area was formally included in the Federal Capital Territory from 1911, but developmentally the Estate remained in a kind of No Man’s Land until the 1950s, with several unsuccessful attempts to return it to NSW, and even a petition to the Queen for improvement in basic services.

The Oaks Estate Living Memory Project began in 1991 as a seed project of the Arts Council of the ACT to document the history of the Oaks Estate Community. This initial grant produced the document What I’m Telling You Now is What I’m Going Through Now...  Further grants from the Australia Council, Australian Folk Trust Inc and the ACT Heritage Grants helped develop the Oaks Estate Festival 1992, and further collection of information and recording of memories, and several exhibitions and presentations, such as Oaks Estate – A Portrait, December 1992 and June/July 1993 at Gorman House. A book, No Man’s Land was published in 1997 following a period of research by Karen Williams.

The collections consists of research papers, transcriptions and notes of oral history interviews and copies of photographs loaned for the project.

Box List 

Box Number

Description

Quantity

Date Range

1

‘The Oaks’ homestead and ‘The Oaks’ burial ground.
Includes photocopy of Christopher O’Rourke Oaks Estate Homestead entry in Marion Mahony Griffin Measured Drawing Competition 1984; police and forensic reports on skeletal remains; photocopies of newscuttings and articles, tenancy agreement, pen and ink drawing of Hill Street from ‘The Oaks’; manuscript notes

1 file

1848 – 1991

1

Oaks Estate Services I – Water

1 file

1926 – 1940

1

Oaks Estate Services II – Electricity

1 file

1930 – 1945

1

Oaks Estate Services III – Sanitation

1 file

1917 – 1952

1

Oaks Estate Services IV – Bus service, bus shelter

1 file

1942 – 1955

1

Oaks Estate Services V – Social services

1 file

1938 – 2001

1

Oaks Estate Services VI – Anzac Day, schools, matters brought before ACT Advisory Council

1 file

1938 – 1954

1

Correspondence/Descriptions/Plans of various buildings and locations in the Oaks Estate cultural landscape. Includes ‘Hope Lawn’, ‘Hazelbrook’, 26 River Street, Roller Flour Mill, 7 George Street (shed at rear), Mrs Gillespie’s Cottage (site of ‘Gillespie Park’ Oaks Estate), Brick Cottage Mountain Road (‘Cooee’), River Street ford, railway level crossing, 5 George Street, Blocks of flats, 9 Hazel Street, Railway complex, Oaks Estate Hall, Oaks Estate store

1 file

1913 – 1997

1

Honeysuckle Homestead, including:
- ‘Ninety years in Queanbeyan: Recollections of E. M. L Walker’, Queanbeyan Historical Monographs no. 1
- Canberra Archaeological Society. ‘Report on fieldwork at Honeysuckle Homestead, April 27 to 11 May, 1991, by Matthew Barber. June 1991
- Interview with Mr Ernie McLaughlin of 33 Central Avenue, Eastwood, recorded at Canberra by P. B. Sheedy 15 March 1970
- maps, plans, manuscript and photocopied notes

1 file

1970 – 1991

1

Part/Whole transcriptions – interviews with Oaks Estate residents I. Includes Helen and Jeff Byrne; Selwyn Wark; Mavis Hickey (nee Flint); Mary Reynolds (nee Corsini) and Shirlie Corsini; Jim Tsakalos; Ange and Frank Roberts (nee Goiser)

1 file

1992 – 1993

1

Part transcriptions – Oaks Estate Residents II. Includes Les Robertson and Ray Thurling; Tom and Dawn Robertson; Ralph Clothier and Wendy Pitches; Jean Tattersall (nee Kinlyside) and Hazel Geyson (nee Kinlyside); Ollie Borman (nee Sheedy); Ivy Goggin, Bonny Traill, Jess Rickman (all nee Robertson); Les Robertson; Georg (George Street flats); John Sands; Rolly and Ray Neiberding

1 file

1991 – 1992

1

Part transcriptions – Oaks Estate Residents III. Includes Dawn Robertson; Les Robertson;, Harold Harman; Ken Field; Laurie Fitzhardinge; Judy Layton and Nada McMurray ( both nee Robinson); Val Wade (nee Martin) and Reg Martin; Jan Fawks (nee Gillespie); Ted Rickman; Irene Ramsay (nee Rostron); Marion Douglas and Pam Yonge (both nee Eddison); Bede Tongs; Ron Field; Terry, Phil and Joan Woods; Margaret Dunlop (nee McMurray); Joan Kirchner (nee Rostron); Ron and Lillian Squire; Dusty Miller (George Street flats), Tina and Simon (George Street flats); Darren Oliver (George Street flats); Eric and Doreen Creamer; Norman Rouse (George Street flats); Jon Burchill and Meagan Cousins; Silvia Greer (nee Harris); Jack and Una Charlton

1 file

1992

2

Interview Release forms for:

  1. Ollie Borman
  2. Jon Burchill and Meagan Cousins
  3. Jack and Una Charlton
  4. Ralph Clothier
  5. Eric and Doreen Creamer
  6. Margaret Dunlop
  7. Janette Mary Fawkes
  8. Laurie Fitzharding
  9. Harold Clarence Harman
  10. Mavis Hickey
  11. Joan Kirchner
  12. Judy Layton and Nada McMurray
  13. Ray Neiberding
  14. Irene Ramsay
  15. Georg Rehn
  16. Mary Reynolds and Shirley Corsini
  17. Francis Junior and Angelene Frances Roberts
  18. Tom and Dawn Robertson
  19. Jean Tattersall
  20. Ray Thurling and Les Robertson
  21. Val Wade
  22. Selwyn Wark

1 file

1992 – 1993

2

Notes from files researched in Australian Archives

1 file

1913 – 1953

2

Notes from taped interviews of Oaks Estate residents

3 files

1992 – 1993

2

Notes from conversations, Correspondence - Oaks Estate residents

2 files

1991 – 1996

2

Attempts to hand Oaks Estate back to New South Wales

1 file

1927 – 1987

2

11th Garrison Battalion – Notes concerning Oaks Estate (Australian War Memorial).

1 file

1939 – 1945

2

Oaks Estate population survey 1986

1 file

1986

2

Oaks Estate Land Titles Search I – Notes from NSW Land Titles Office

1 file

1835 – 1959

2

Oaks Estate Land Titles Search II –includes some copies of lease agreements, titles and plans

1 file

1837 – 1983

3

Oaks Estate Land Titles Search III and IV – Australian Archives

2 files

1911 – 1936

3

Vacuum Oil Company site, Oaks Estate, including maps and plans

1 file

1926 – 1927

3

Canberra Abattoir – Oaks Estate

1 file

1936 – 1956

3

Soldier Settlement Blocks - Oaks Estate:
- Tuggeranong map of locations – courtesy of Ralph Clothier and Canberra and District Historical Society tour
- Australian Archives files – general background, lists of recipients

1 file

1919 – 1925

3

Kinlyside family history – courtesy of Alison Neiberding (nee Kinlyside). Includes part manuscript of family history by Kimber; and maps of Kinlyside properties; note from conversation between Karen Williams and Bert Sheedy

1 file

1839 – 1945

3

Copy of Fred Borman’s Diary – 1914. Original found at Canberra Rubbish Tip, Mugga Lane and returned to family. In hands of John Knight

1 file

1914

3

Oaks Estate Residents I – Clark Brothers bush ranging gang (ancestors of Bruce Clark of 15 River Street Oaks Estate in 1990s and 2000s). Extract from Martin Brennan’s handwritten ‘Police History of Notorious Bushrangers’, Mitchell Library A2030 pp 270-322; subsequently transcribed, indexed and typed by Peter Mayberry

1 file

1864 – 1867

3

Oaks Estate Residents II and III – various. Includes newspaper articles, archive documents, notes from conversations, correspondence, achievements, family trees

2 files

3

Oaks Estate Residents IV – lists. Includes census and rates books

1 file

1839 – 1869

4

Oaks Estate Residents V – Queanbeyan rates books lists regarding Oaks Estate 1885-1911

1 file

1885 – 1911

4

Chinese Gardens. Includes:
- ‘Tankeys made Queanbeyan home’. Town Country Magazine 22 March 1999 p.9
- Omar Chen. ‘The Oaks Estate Chinese Market Garden’. Unpublished thesis, Australian National University, 11 June 1996
- Suzy Nunes. ‘Chinese Market Gardening in Australia. Research Project in Applied Science, [University of Canberra] (includes field work at Oaks Estate).

1 file

1996 – 1999

4

Early newspaper articles, photocopies, transcripts and manuscript notes

1 file

1863 – 1991

4

Maps and plans, including:
- Maps of the area 1923-1971
- Plans – Oaks Estate Hall, Bus Shelter, Pre-School. . Includes some evaluations by A W Moriarty. Also includes Duntroon Estate
- Early land grant applications and Oaks Estate Certificates of Title (NSW land titles office) and map showing all certificate vol.fol. numbers and corresponding blocks (Australian Archives)

1 file

1823 – 1971

4

Documents in connection with the Eddison family at ‘The Oaks’ – courtesy of the Eddison family. Consists of photo of the Eddison children in front of the house, letter from Pam Yonge (nee Eddison) to Karen Williams regarding the documents, newspaper articles collected by the family, letter from Jack Eddison to Marion regarding the settlement of the sale of the property dated 1924, title search, copy of indenture of sale

1 file

1895 – 2004

4

Oral history collection of Les (“Tiger”) Robertson and people who knew him recorded on CDs and duplicated on a portable hard drive:

  • Disk 1/18: Les Robertson, Tape 1, Sides A and B (Recorded 01/10/1992)
  • Disk 2/18: Les Robertson, Tapes 1 and 2, combined version (Recorded 01/10/1992)
  • Disk 3/18: Les Robertson, Tapes 3 and 4 (Recorded 30/04/1993)
  • Disk 4/18: Les Robertson, Tape 5 (Recorded 04/12/1993)
  • Disk 5/18: Les Robertson, Tape 6 (Recorded 04/12/1993)
  • Disk 6/18: Tom and Dawn Robertson, (Recorded 02/05/1991)
  • Disk 7/18: Tom and Dawn Robertson (with son Peter), Tape 1, (Recorded 05/06/1991)
  • Disk 8/18: Tom and Dawn Robertson (with son Peter), Tape 2, (Recorded 05/06/1991)
  • Disk 9/18: Merv Robertson (Recorded 07/05/1993)
  • Disk 10/18: Jess Rickman, Bonny Traill, Ivy Goggin, Tape 1, (Recorded 26/03/1992)
  • Disk 11/18: Jess Rickman, Bonny Traill, Ivy Goggin, Tape 2, (Recorded 26/03/1992)
  • Disk 12/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 1, (Recorded 31/05/1991)
  • Disk 13/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 2, Side A (Recorded 31/05/1991)
  • Disk 14/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 2, Side B (Recorded 31/05/1991)
  • Disk 15/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 3, Side A (Recorded 03/05/1993)
  • Disk 16/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 3, Side B (Recorded 03/05/1993)
  • Disk 17/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 4, Side A (Recorded 03/05/1993)
  • Disk 18/18: Ray Thurling and Les Robertson, Tape 4, Side B (Recorded 03/05/1993)
18 x CD ROMS; 1 x portable hard drive1991-1993

5

Land title documents for Oaks Estate:
- Map of Oaks Estate, part of 1040 acre grant to Robert Campbell, 30 January 1837, volume 894 folio 210, no. 7967 Residue, volume 1274 folio 35, Residue transferred no. 319659, volume 1352 folio 58; 8 x A2 sheets
- Photocopies of documents recording transfer of title to the original 1040 acre grant to Robert Campbell, 30 January 1837, to his descendants George Campbell, Charles Campbell and Robert Campbell Close, and portions of the estate to the NSW Commissioner for Railways, 1888, and to various other persons from 1885 to 1974

1 oversize file

1837 – 1974

Oaks Estate - A Portrait of Slides  
DVD of the slides listed below with audio tracks of excerpts from recorded oral histories.  Total Running time 1 hour and 9 minutes divided into four chapters.
1 DVD  

6

Oaks Estate – A Portrait. 343 slides contributed by Oaks Estate families

1 binder

1992 – 1993

Slide Box List 

Slide no.

Description

Date

Photographer / Source

1a

Ned Robertson (1876-1954) when he was District Master

Merv Robertson

2a

T. W. Robins and Sons. Shopfitters of Queanbeyan. Near corner of Railway and River Streets. Advertisement in The Story of Queanbeyan, 1838 -1938. A. M. Fallick and Sons, Queanbeyan

Mavis Hickey

3a

Queanbeyan Municipal Band. Back: Fredrick George Robertson, 5th from left; Edward ‘Nigger’ Robertson, 7th from left

1920s

Joyce Blackburn

4a

Oaks Estate float

1950s

Angeline and Frank Roberts

5a

Helen and Ron Howell's wedding reception at the Oaks Estate Hall

late 1950s or early 1960s

Angeline and Frank Roberts

6a

Mary Rickman at side of Corsini's house

19??

Mary Reynolds

7a

Norman and Ivy Robertson in backyard of ‘Weowna’

Ca 1930

Merv Robertson

8a

Dutch-Javanese at Fairbairn RAAF base

1940s

Ray Thurling

9a

Nada Jean Robinson and Charles Andrew McMurray

1927

Margaret Dunlop

10a

John and Emily Charlton

1954

Jack Charlton

11a

James Kinlyside and 7 of his children. L-R: Jean, Mag, Bess, Doreen, Hazel, Edna, Jim at their house on Block 25 Section H

1933

Jean Tattersall

12a

Frank Holmes with Tom C. Kinlyside in the background at shed, rear of Block 25 Section H

1930s

Jean Tattersall

13a

Jim Kinlyside (born 1925) aged about 12-13, in the backyard of block 25 Section H

Ca 1937

Jean Tattersall

14a

Mary Kinlyside, Norma Blundell, Jean Kinlyside and Eileen Galigher in front of 25 River Street

Jean Tattersall

15a

Mary (without hat) and Jean Kinlyside; Ivy Goggin's house on River Street in background

Jean Tattersall

16a

Pam and Edna Kinlyside, River Street

1940-1941

Jean Tattersall

17a

Jim Kinlyside and nephew Johnny at 25 River Street

1938

Jean Tattersall

18a

Ford over the Molonglo River. Photo in The Story of Queanbeyan, 1838-1938, A. M. Fallick and Sons, Queanbeyan

Mavis Hickey

19a

Harry ‘Bruiser’ Robertson

1913

Merv Robertson

20a

Back L-R: ? Waters, ? Waters, Dick Robertson, Herbert ‘Cooper’ Robertson. Front L-R: ? Waters, Ned Robertson, Dan McCauley

Les Robertson

21a

Emily ‘Queeze’ Robertson

1910

Merv Robertson

22a

Una? Robertson

Les Robertson

23a

‘Weowna’; the horse's name was Coonwarra

1948

Merv Robertson

24a

Harry ‘Bruiser’ Robertson (born ca 1898) and Paddy O'Brien; Bruiser was killed in 1917 during World War 1

1913

Merv Robertson

25a

Bonnie Robertson and Traille on their wedding day

Merv Robertson

26a

Jessie Robertson and Thomas Rickman on their wedding day

Merv Robertson

27a

Elizabeth Jane Robertson

Merv Robertson

28a

Robertson family; back: Harold William, Harry; middle: Jessie May, Edward, Fredrick George; front: Ivy Rebecca, Elsie May. Mother: Elizabeth Jane, Father: Edward Duncan

Ca 1915

29a

Rickman family. Back: Mary, Edward Thomas ‘Ted’, Harry Leslie, John Joseph ‘Jack’, Fredrick; front: Margaret Rose, Elizabeth May ‘Betty’, Katherine Helen, Robert William, Barbara June. Father: Thomas; mother: Jessie May

Ca 1946

Ivy Goggin

30a

Emily ‘Queeze’ Robertson

Les Robertson

31a

Gate in ‘Chinamen's gardens’ at the bottom of River Street, during 1937 flood

1937

Merv Robertson

32a

‘Weowna’ 26 River Street

1946

Merv Robertson

33a

Storeroom / airing room in the back of ‘Weowna’

1940s

34a

Merv Robertson at ‘Weowna’ 26 River Street

Ca 1941

Merv Robertson

35a

Jane Robertson at ‘Weowna’

19??

Merv Robertson

36a

Bobby and Betty Rickman, Merv Robertson and Judy Goggin at 24 River Street, with Ivy Goggin's place in background

1947

Merv Robertson

37a

‘Nigger’ Robertson, Ernie Dawson, George Robertson and Lach Dawson at ‘Weowna’ during the war

1940s

Merv Robertson

38a

Merv Robertson and Betty Rickman view kitchen at ‘Weowna’

1944

Merv Robertson

39a

Norman ‘Nobby’ Robertson's T- Model Ford

19??

Merv Robertson

40a

Bonnie Traille (nee Elsie Robertson) on her wedding day with her mother Elizabeth Jane Robertson

1927

Merv Robertson

41a

Ned Robertson's wood yard, River Street, below ‘Weowna’. Ned Robertson, Tom Rickman, Harold ‘Tod’ or ‘Toad’ Robertson

1930s??

Merv Robertson

42a

Ned Robertson's wood yard, River Street, below ‘Weowna’. Ned Robertson, Tom Rickman, Harold ‘Tod’ or ‘Toad’ Robertson

19??

Merv Robertson

43a

Ned Robertson's wood yard, River Street, below ‘Weowna’. Ned Robertson, Tom Rickman, Harold ‘Tod’ or ‘Toad’ Robertson

19??

Merv Robertson

44a

’Nigger’ Robertson, Phil Davis, Vince Burke and Towser Burke at ‘Weowna’

pre war

Merv Robertson

45a

Sheds at ‘Weowna’ 26 River Street; Merv, Ron and Norma Robertson

late 1940s?

Merv Robertson

46a

Elizabeth ‘Jane’ and Ivy Robertson at ‘Honeysuckle’

1930s or 1940s

Merv Robertson

47a

Back of ‘Weowna’

Early 1940s

Merv Robertson

48a

Merv Robertson and Harry Rickman at ‘Weowna’

Ca 1941

Merv Robertson

49a

Joe Weir, ‘Nigger’ Robertson and unknown, Queanbeyan Fire Station

19??

Merv Robertson

50a

Lilly and Ella Flint, Florence Street

1934

Merv Robertson

51a

Ella Flint, Florence Street

19?? post 1929

Merv Robertson

52a

Lillian, Ella, Mavis and Eileen Flint, Ronny and Allie Neiberding, Florence Street

1930s?

Merv Robertson

53a

Lillian, Eileen, Mavis, Ella Flint and Allie and Rollie Neiberding Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

54a

Mavis Flint, Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

55a

Ella, Mavis and Eileen Flint, Florence Street

1930s

Merv Robertson

56a

Lillian Flint, Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

57a

Lillian Flint, Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

58a

Ella Flint

19??

Merv Robertson

59a

Eileen Flint

19??

Merv Robertson

60a

Mavis Flint, born 1917

Merv Robertson

61a

Barry Flint, Florence Street

1930s

Merv Robertson

62a

Lillian Flint with ‘Queen Berra’, Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

63a

Ella Robertson’Flint) and Eileen Flint in River Street

19??

Merv Robertson

64a

Lillian Flint, born 1895

19??

Merv Robertson

65a

Eileen and Ella Flint, Florence Street

19??

Merv Robertson

66a

Barry, Eileen, Mavis and Ella Flint

19??

Merv Robertson

67a

Barry Flint

19??

Merv Robertson

68a

Ella Flint

1939

Merv Robertson

69a

Thomas and Lillian Flint

Ca 1914

Merv Robertson

70a

Barry Flint; he used to have a milk run

19??

Merv Robertson

71a

Norman ‘Nobby’, Ella and Merv Robertson

1942

Merv Robertson

72a

Ella Flint and Norman ‘Nobby’ Robertson, ‘Weowna’

Ca 1936

Merv Robertson

73a

Lilly, Mavis, Eileen and Ella Flint and Mrs Beaver (tallest)

19??

Merv Robertson

74a

Merv Robertson at ‘Weowna’

1941

Merv Robertson

1b

Les Robertson

late 1940s

Les Robertson

2b

Walter Richard ‘Dick’ and Mary Jane Robertson (nee McCauley) at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

3b

Ray and Beryl Thurling, 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

early 1930s

Les Robertson

4b

Ray Thurling and Nola Southwell, 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

5b

Walter Richard ‘Dick’ and Mary Jane Robertson (nee McCauley) at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

6b

Walter Richard ‘Dick’ Robertson (‘Harmonica King’)

Les Robertson

7b

Beryl Thurling at 4 Railway Street; McEwan Avenue in background

8b

Mary Jane Robertson in vegetable garden 4 Railway Street

Les Robertson

9b

Una and Nola Southwell at 4 Railway Street

Les Robertson

10b

Una Southwell; railway house on McEwan Avenue in background

Les Robertson

11b

Turkeys at 4 Railway Street

Les Robertson

12b

Turkeys at 4 Railway Street

Les Robertson

13b

Dutch-Javanese Air Force man with Nola Southwell at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

14b

Nola Southwell in vegetable garden at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

15b

Thelma Flanagan (formerly Thurling) with Ray and Beryl, Queanbeyan railway bridge

Les Robertson

16b

Herb Robertson and his wife at Manuka Pool; Herb was manager of the pool

Les Robertson

17b

Mary Jane Robertson at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

18b

Walter Richard ‘Dick’ and Mary Jane Robertson

Les Robertson

19b

Vegetable garden and Les's blue heeler dog at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

Les Robertson

20b

Ship tank at 4 Railway Street, used to store water from the stand pipe on George Street

Les Robertson

21b

‘The Dutchman’, Una and Nola Robertson, Beryl Blundell at 4 Railway Street, Oaks Estate

1940s

Les Robertson

22b

Manuka Pool

Herb Robertson

23b

Men employed by Bond Bros. (building contractors) who worked on erection of first section of two storey houses at rear of Manuka shops. L-R Back row: Dick Robertson (plumber) Oaks Estate, Tom Robertson (plumber) Oaks Estate, unknown, unknown, Charles Glumley, unknown, unknown, Ray Ward, Joe Mason, Ferd Dunne, Kestal, Bond, Arthur Williams, Horrie Hunt, Stacey, Bond, Second row: unknown, Jimmy Blaxton, Wally Walker, Front row: Clem Ross (plumber) Oaks Estate, Amos Blandon, George Moore, Ernie Sorenson, Dick Powell, unknown, Bert Woods, Kestal, Colin Fitzpatrick, Gerry Primmer, Stacey (electrical contractor)

early 1930s

Tom Robertson

24b

Walter Richard ‘Dick’ and Mary Jane Robertson

Les Robertson

25b

Dick and Mary Robertson's children; L-R Back row: Shem (Thelma), Vera, Lillian, Tom; Front row: Una, Les, Herb, Alma

Ca 1920

26b

Snow at Oaks Estate, behind the mill house or near ‘The Oaks’ looking towards Carroll's Hill and the railway gate house; train in background

1930s

Jack Charlton

27b

Tom Robertson's 1959 Holden at 13 River Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1959

Tom Robertson

28b

Peter Robertson; 14 River Street, Oaks Estate in background

1960s

Tom Robertson

29b

Tom and Peter Robertson, 13 River Street, Oaks Estate

4 February 1977

Tom Robertson

30b

Narelle Robertson and Modra Everson

1950s

Tom Robertson

31b

Trevor and Brian Wells, with 14 River Street, Oaks Estate in background

Tom Robertson

32b

Narelle and Peter Robertson at 13 River Street, Oaks Estate

1950s

Tom Robertson

33b

Narelle and Peter Robertson at 13 River Street, Oaks Estate

1950s

Tom Robertson

34b

Karen and Kevin Roberts

Ca 1962

Frank and Angeline Roberts

35b

Rear of 7 George Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1960

Frank and Angeline Roberts

36b

Angeline Goiser at 7 George Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1941

Frank and Angeline Roberts

37b

Jimmy Goiser's wood heap, 5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1969

Frank and Angeline Roberts

38b

5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1956

Frank and Angeline Roberts

39b

Kathleen Martin beside 5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Frank and Angeline Roberts

40b

Melita, Marie and Helen Goiser beside 5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Frank and Angeline Roberts

41b

7 George Street, Oaks Estate

Frank and Angeline Roberts

42b

Tim Seary and Angeline Goiser, 7 George Street, Oaks Estate

1939

Frank and Angeline Roberts

43b

Jim Goiser and unknown, fishing on the Molonglo River

Frank and Angeline Roberts

44b

Alma Goiser with Marie and Helen Goiser

1941-1942

Frank and Angeline Roberts

45b

Maria Lysewycz, Carrol Blandon, Melita Goiser at 5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Frank and Angeline Roberts

46b

5 George Street Oaks Estate.

Frank and Angeline Roberts

47b

Melita Goiser, 7 George Street, Oaks Estate

Frank and Angeline Roberts

48b

Angeline, Marie, Alma, Melita and Helen Goiser, at the Queen Competition

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

49b

L-R: Bede Tongs, Jim Fraser, Ethel Lemon, Garry Tongs, Carrol Genge, Judy Corsini, Helen Rickman, Barbara Rickman, Marie Goiser, Melita Goiser, at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

50b

Marie Goiser and her grandmother Kathleen Martin at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

51b

Marie Goiser and Bubby Kennedy at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

52b

Ethel Lemon, Thelma Flanagan, Joan Woods, Marie Goiser at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

53b

Mary Corsini, Jim Fraser and Judy Corsini at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Mary Reynolds

54b

Jim Fraser crowning Marie Goiser at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

55b

Helen Goiser and Ron Howell's wedding

late 1950s or early 1960s

Frank and Angeline Roberts

56b

Barbara Rickman and Marie Goiser, at the Queen Competition presentation, Queanbeyan Parish hall

14 October 1954

Frank and Angeline Roberts

57b

Beatrice Mary Corsini receiving the British Empire Medal “for services to the people of Oaks Estate and the community generally" from Lord Casey

1968

Mary Reynolds (Australian News Information Bureau photograph)

58b

Mary Corsini, Hazel Street

1951

Mary Reynolds

59b

Beatrice Mary Corsini Hazel Street

1951

Mary Reynolds

60b

Beatrice and Tranquilo ‘Tony) Corsini Hazel Street

19??

Mary Reynolds

61b

Beatrice, Bertie and Judy Corsini, Hazel Street

1951

Mary Reynolds

62b

Christmas party at the Oaks Estate Hall organised by Mrs Corsini

1960s

Ollie Borman

63b

Christmas party at the Oaks Estate Hall organised by Mrs Corsini

1960s

Ollie Borman

64b

David and Pauline Reynolds at a Christmas party held at the Oaks Estate Hall organised by Mrs Corsini

1972

Mary Reynolds

65b

Judy, Mary, Bertie and Gino Corsini at Hazel Street

1944-1946

Mary Reynolds

66b

Peter and Gino Corsini at Hazel Street; Taylor's house in background is now Ray Thurling's shed

1956

Mary Reynolds

67b

Dennis Corsini Hazel Street

19??

Mary Reynolds

68b

Mary Corsini Hazel Street

19??

Mary Reynolds

69b

Unknown

19??

Mary Reynolds

70b

Tranquilo Corsini Hazel Street, Oaks Estate. .

1950

Mary Reynolds

71b

Corsini home 4 Hazel Street, Oaks Estate..

19??

Mary Reynolds

72b

Corsini home Oaks Estate

19??

Mary Reynolds

73b

Beatrice Mary Corsini Hazel Street

1955

Mary Reynolds

74b

Side of Corsini's house Hazel Street, Oaks Estate

19??

Mary Reynolds

75b

Dennis and Bruce Corsini?, Hazel Street, Oaks Estate

19??

Mary Reynolds

76b

Beatrice Corsini and grandchildren, Hazel Street, Oaks Estate

1960

Mary Reynolds

77b

Beatrice Corsini BEM receiving the Queanbeyan Quota Club's Annual "Woman of the Year" Award from president T. van Keulan at a buffet dinner

19 September 1968

Mary Reynolds (Queanbeyan Age Photograph)

78b

Beatrice Corsini receiving the Rotary Citizenship Award for Community Service from Jack McNamara

1965

Mary Corsini (Queanbeyan Age Photograph)

1c

Franz ‘Frank’ and Sylvia Neiberding

Ca 1915

Ray and Rolly Neiberding

2c

At ‘Honeysuckle’, L-R: Dave Egleston, Sid Goggin, Norman Robertson

1936

Merv Robertson

3c

Norman Robertson

Merv Robertson

4c

Mervan, Ron and Norman on the step at Jess Rickman's house, River Street, Oaks Estate

Merv Robertson

5c

Jan Fawkes (formerly Southwell, nee Gillespie)

1992

Photo by Karen Williams

6c

Home of Mary Gillespie, ‘Waysides’, block 4 section E, Oaks Estate

1960s

Jan Fawkes

7c

Mary Gillespie

1940s or 1950s

Jan Fawkes

8c

Jan Gillespie, ‘Waysides’

Ca 1939

Jan Fawkes

9c

Mary and Jan Gillespie and McGregor the dog

Ca 1939

Jan Fawkes

10c

Mary Gillespie and her granddaughter Jennifer, with dogs Squib and Waddle at ‘Waysides’, Oaks Estate

Ca 1966

Jennifer Bevan

11c

Mary Gillespie and her dogs

Ca 1966

Jennifer Bevan

12c

Sergeant-Major Wally Patrick, Batman. Cook, Private H. V. Andrews, at ‘The Oaks’ during Garrison occupation

1942-1943

Jean Tattersall

13c

Sergeant-Major Wally Patrick and Private Frank Grayhurst, ‘The Oaks’, during Garrison occupation

1942-1943

Jean Tattersall

14c

11th Garrison Group AIF at ‘The Oaks’

1942-1943

Jean Tattersall

15c

River frontage side of ‘The Oaks’ looking towards River Street; foreground is vegetable patch grown by the Garrison Group

1942-1943

Jean Tattersall

16c

John Charles ‘Jack’ Cotterill, back of 14 River Street, Light Horse

1930s

Irene Ramsay.

17c

John Charles ‘Jack’ Cotterill, Air Force

1940s?

Irene Ramsay

18c

Harry Rickman

1946-1947

Ivy Goggin

19c

Light Horse leaves Queanbeyan station

14 December 1941

Harold Harman

20c

Light Horse leaves Queanbeyan station; train left at 4pm for Goulburn Camp at Goulburn Showground

14 December 1941

Harold Harman

21c

Harold Harman in centre of picture, Queanbeyan station

14 December 1941

Harold Harman

22c

Kathleen Martin with children May, Alma, Mavis, Val at Molonglo Street, Queanbeyan

1932-1933

Val Wade

23c

Thomas Martin

Val Wade

24c

Kathleen Martin

Val Wade

25c

Albert, Len and Reg Martin, Molonglo Street, Queanbeyan

pre 1929

Val Wade

26c

Kathleen Martin receiving first meals on wheels in Oaks Estate

Val Wade (Queanbeyan Age photo)

27c

Tom Martin at ‘The Oaks’

1929-early 1930s

Val Wade

28c

Tom Martin, aged about 17, Queanbeyan

Val Wade

29c

Stan Martin and John Sands, 5 mile cycling handicap, Canberra Highland Gathering

17 October 1936

Val Wade

30c

Norry Wade and son John, 5 George Street, Oaks Estate

Val Wade

31c

Reg Martin on Collett's butchers wagon

1920s

32c

Len Martin

Val Wade

33c

Dianna, Keith, Tom, Jack Eddison at ‘The Oaks’

1921-1929

Marion Douglas

34c

Patty and John Conrad Jaeger at ‘The Oaks’

1960s

Christine Dobner

35c

George Wark; back of house on block 1 Section A, corner of Oaks Estate Road

1950s

Selwyn Wark

36c

‘The Oaks’ before renovations by the Jaegers

early 1950s

Christine Dobner

37c

‘The Oaks’ rear, after renovations by the Jaegers

1960s

Christine Dobner

38c

Water tanks being installed at ‘The Oaks’; a lot of the plumbing work at ‘The Oaks’ done by Tom Robertson

Christine Dobner

39c

Water tanks being installed at ‘The Oaks’; a lot of the plumbing work at ‘The Oaks’ done by Tom Robertson

Christine Dobner

40c

Steam traction engine being driven to ‘The Oaks’ by Tom Gribble; John Jaeger is standing on the running board; Patty Jaeger is following in a ute with fuel

1960s

Christine Dobner

41c

‘The Oaks’ after renovations by the Jaegers

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

42c

Steam engine collected by John Jaeger at ‘The Oaks’

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

43c

George Wark at ‘The Oaks’ with Clydesdale

Christine Dobner

44c

Baling lucerne at ‘The Oaks’; Caltex depot, and Henderson Road and railway in background

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

45c

George Wark at ‘The Oaks’ working with Clydesdale

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

46c

George Wark at ‘The Oaks’ working with Clydesdale

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

47c

Front of ‘The Oaks’ before renovations

early 1950s

Christine Dobner

48c

Baling lucerne at ‘The Oaks’; Caltex depot, and Henderson Road and railway in background

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

49c

‘The Oaks’ during 11th Garrison occupation

1942-1943

Jean Tattersall

50c

Baling lucerne at ‘The Oaks’; Caltex depot, and Henderson Road and railway in background

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

51c

Rear garden of ‘The Oaks’ after renovations; the adjacent building is the original kitchen

1950s-1960s

Christine Dobner

52c

George Wark at ‘The Oaks’

1960s

Selwyn Wark

53c

Snow at Oaks Estate looking towards ‘The Oaks’ from Selwyn ‘Corky’, Oaks Estate Road

1950s??

Selwyn Wark

54c

George Wark ploughing at ‘The Oaks’; he cleared boxthorn to sow lucerne

1960s?

Selwyn Wark

55c

George Wark with Clydesdales at ‘The Oaks’

1950s or 1960s

Selwyn Wark

56c

Irene Rostron, 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1948

Irene Ramsay

57c

Ethel, Fred and Irene Rostron, 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1930

Irene Ramsay

58c

John ‘Jim’ Charles Cotterill, aged 39

Ca 1902

Irene Ramsay

59c

Charlotte Cotterill (nee Hutchison), aged 38

Ca 1902

Irene Ramsay

60c

Cyril and Ethel Rostron

1920

Irene Ramsay

61c

Joan Rostron, Oaks Estate Road; Oaks Estate in background

1949

Irene Ramsay

62c

River Street children

Fay Hodgetts

63c

Jack Cotterill and his flying flea, Ebden Street, Ainslie

Irene Ramsay

64c

Jack Cotterill on motor bike

1920s

Irene Ramsay

65c

The Rostrons,12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1944-1945

Irene Ramsay

66c

L-R: Fred Rostron, Alice and Don Boag, Teen and Peter Cotterill, Milly Rostron, Irene, Ethel and Cyril Rostron, at 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1939

Irene Ramsay

67c

L-R: Bernard Hutchison, Aunt Charlotte, Jack Cotterill, Irene Rostron, (child) Annie Folley, Charlotte Cotterill, Ethel Rostron, Robert Hutchison, at 14 River Street Oaks Estate

1932

Irene Ramsay

68c

‘Roslyn’ 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1948

Irene Ramsay

69c

‘Roslyn’ 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1950

Irene Ramsay

70c

Heather Rostron feeding chickens at 12 River Street, Oaks Estate

1957

Irene Ramsay

71c

Irene Rostron and John Phillips, Oaks Estate Road

1949

Irene Ramsay

72c

Frank Williams (left) with Queanbeyan Centenary cake

Irene Ramsay

73c

Charlotte Annie Bynre, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate; note roll-down hessian blind

Geoff Byrne

74c

18 River Street, Oaks Estate

Geoff Byrne

75c

Geoff Byrne and Helen Bakewell (later Helen Byrne); married in 1951

1947

76c

Geoff and Ossie Byrne, Ivy, John and Les Finlay (children and grandchildren of Charlotte Byrne)

1935

Geoff Byrne

77c

Geoff and Ossie Byrne, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1947

Geoff Byrne

78c

Geoff and Ossie Byrne, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1937

Geoff Byrne

1d

Jack Charlton at pump house

1920s

Jack and Una Charlton

2d

Queanbeyan railway bridge

pre 1925

Jack and Una Charlton

3d

Pumping station Queanbeyan; John Charlton's house is behind; he was in charge of the pumping station, built 1887

1920s

Jack and Una Charlton

4d

John and Emily Charlton

19??

Jack and Una Charlton

5d

New Year's day at the pumping station

1 January 1933

Jack and Una Charlton

6d

Dorris Charlton

19??

Jack and Una Charlton

7d

John ‘Jack’ Charlton and Ned Robertson and unknown, 11 George Street looking towards river; road leading to River Street crossing which can be seen in background; also the back portion of Ned Robertson's place used for pigs and horses

late 1930s early 1940s

Jack and Una Charlton

8d

Charlton's horse and buggy, pump house and bridge in background

1925-1927

Jack Charlton

9d

Royal Train passing pump house Oaks Estate, going to Canberra for the official opening of Parliament House

8 May 1927

Jack Charlton

10d

Pumping station Queanbeyan

1920s

Jack and Una Charlton

11d

Queanbeyan railway bridge

After 1927

Tom and Dawn Robertson

12d

Karen and Kevin Roberts on George Street; Ethel Lemon's house and garage (later Brennon's place) and Clothier's dairy in the background

13d

Hilton Clothier with Ralph and Graham, and 1923 Model Buick, at ‘Hazelbrook’

1920s??

Ralph Clothier

14d

Ralph Clothier; in the background is ‘Hazelbrook’, a pise-construction house, originally Campbell's outstation

192?

Ralph Clothier

15d

Sylvia Clothier (Payne) with Ralph and Graham and 1923 model Buick; David ‘Pax’ not in picture

192?

Ralph Clothier

16d

Clothier's watering system and lucerne paddock at ‘Hazelbrook’; in the middle distance is the ‘Chinamen's hut’, Clothier's dairy is on the left

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Ralph Clothier

17d

Alan and Hilda Harris with three of their children. L-R: Sylvia, Alan, Phillip

Sylvia Greer

18d

Stan and Joanna Tsakalos, River Street market gardens, Oaks Estate

1952-1953

Joanna Tsakalos

19d

31 River Sreet, Oaks Estate; Back row: Jim Tsakalos, Donna Tsakalos, Joanna Tsakalos, Chris Varelas; Front row: Maria Varelas, Sam Kambouris, Tanis Costa Varelas, Helen Kambouris

20 March 1952

Jim Tsakalos

20d

Joanna Tsakalos with Maria Maleganis in background, at River Street, before Stan arrived in Australia

1951

Joanna Tsakalos

21d

Victor Tsakalos, River Street market gardens

Ca 1959

Joanna Tsakalos

22d

At River Street market gardens; Rear: Lazo Dimitrios; Back: Nick Pantos, Jim Tsakalos (child), Stoyna Kambouris, Joanna Tsakalos, Vicki Pantos; Front: Sam Kambouris, Tanis Costa Varelas, John Pantos, Flora Pantos, Chris Varelas

1952

Joanna Tsakalos

23d

Don Oromanov picking pears at Tsakalos market gardens, River Street

Ca 1952

Joanna Tsakalos

24d

Left: Lois and (younger sister) Rostron, Donna Tsakalos, Helen Rickman?, Patty Goggin, Jim Tsakalos (on step), Tanis and Maria Varelas, at River Street

1952

Joanna Tsakalos

25d

Sofia Maleganis, Joanna Tsakalos, Maria Tsakalos at River Street market garden

1958

Joanna Tsakalos

26d

Jim Tsakalos. River Street Oaks Estate

1957-1958

Joanna Tsakalos

27d

Donna Tsakalos, Tanis Varelas, Maria Varelas, Joanna Tsakalos, Jimmy Tsakalos, Rostron girls, at River Street

1958

Joanna Tsakalos

28d

29 River Street Oaks Estate, home of the Tsakalos family

Ca 1954

Joanna Tsakalos

29d

Jimmy, Joanna and Donna Tsakalos River Street, the year they arrived in Australia

1950

Joanna Tsakalos

30d

Jim Tsakalos, Joanna Tsakalos, Maria Varelas; Front: Flora Pantos, Donna Tsakalos

1950

Joanna Tsakalos

31d

Tanis Varelas, Jim and Donna Tsakalos, Lois and younger sister Rostron, at River Street, Oaks Estate.

Ca 1952

Joanna Tsakalos

32d

Donna and Jimmy Tsakalos, River Street, Oaks Estate

Ca 1952

Joanna Tsakalos

33d

Donna Tsakalos, 29 River Street

1958

Joanna Tsakalos

34d

Anne Tsakalos (born 1970) in the Tsakalos market garden

1970s

Jim Tsakalos

35d

Maria, Paul and Anne Tsakalos near back of 26 River Street

Ca 1972

Jim Tsakalos

36d

Jim Tsakalos, Donna Tsakalos, John Pantos, Joanna Tsakalos

1950

Joanna Tsakalos

37d

Sowing potatoes, Mountain Road: Marge Williams, Sydney Clarence and Eleanor Harman (nee Butt); the Harmans lived on Mountain Road at ‘Riverview’ from 1923 to 1959

1942-1943

Harold Harman

38d

Sydney Clarence Harman, age about 28

1918-1919

Harold Harman

39d

Harold, Norman, George and Roy Harman, Mountain Road; Queanbeyan in background

19??

Harold Harman

40d

Horse at Harman's place; railway yards and ‘The Oaks’ and Oaks Estate in background

1942

Harold Harman

41d

Betty Harman (from Sydney), Norman and Bluey by the Molonglo River; middle ground is site of the Oaks Estate Road bridge (between willows); background is Oaks Estate and Queanbeyan

1939

Harold Harman

42d

Syd ‘Clarry’ Harman moving lambs to front paddock just after tailing them; background is International Harvester, railway and Oaks Estate

1940

Harold Harman

43d

First hay load of the season; from Duntroon to Mountain Road 7 miles, a 2 hour journey at 3 ½ mph; a 5 ton load, 10lbs to the sheaf, 10 sheaves to the stook. Background is two square stacks of 44 tons each. Tommy Gribble cut the stacks for Bill Cranswick

1939

Harold Harman

44d

Norman riding 'Jimmy' at Harman's place; Oaks Estate and railway is in background

194?

Harold Harman

45d

Molonglo River in flood below Harman's place, Mountain Road; Oaks Estate road bridge is under water

1940

Harold Harman

46d

Molonglo River in flood below Harman's place, Mountain Road

1940

Harold Harman

47d

By the Molonglo river, Mountain Road

1940

Harold Harman

48d

Roy and George Harman caught in road washaway at the Oaks Estate Road bridge in 1940 flood

1940

Harold Harman

49d

Roy and George Harman caught in road washaway at the Oaks Estate Road bridge in 1940 flood

1940

Harold Harman

50d

Harold Harman with the horses (part Clydesdales); Oaks Estate in background

19??

Harold Harman

51d

‘Hazel Cottage’, 5 McEwan Avenue; the Robinson family lived there possibly before 1920 but definitely during the 1920s and during the Depression; Nada McMurray (nee Robinson) moved in after her mother died; the Borman family moved in in 1944

Ollie Borman

52d

Charles Andrew McMurray with son John on the verandah of ‘Hazel Cottage’

1928

Margaret Dunlop

53d

Judy Layton (nee Robinson) and daughter Audrey in garden of ‘Hazel Cottage’

Ca 1934

Margaret Dunlop

54d

Roland Robinson and dog, 'Tiger' in garden at ‘Hazel Cottage’

1940s?

Margaret Dunlop

55d

Dorothy Margaret Robinson, first left and niece Audrey Layton second left; at the time nurse Robinson's home was ‘Hazel Cottage’; her parents, Georgina and Roland Robinson, were the first residents of the house

Margaret Dunlop

56d

Ray Thurling with Hargon saw cutting wood for the RAAF

Ray Thurling

57d

Ray Thurling's crew cutting wood at Royalla for the RAAF; wood was cut into blocks for the stoves and boilers at the RAAF

Ray Thurling

58d

Soil conservation in Canberra. Clem Rolly (standing), Les Robertson (sitting on seat of bulldozer) and Phil Woods. Contour of paddocks to stop soil erosion and remove dead wood and cut it up for the RAAF or RMC Duntroon. Bob Bloomfield was boss 1948/50-1960

.

Ray Thurling

59d

Phil Woods

60d

Firewood for the RAAF, George Street, Oaks Estate

Ray Thurling

61d

Snow at William Street, Oaks Estate

1960s

Ray Thurling

62d

Snow at George Street block 4 section K

1960s

Ray Thurling

63d

Ex-army truck being used by Ray Thurling for carting wood, on a trailer at River Street crossing

1940s

Ray Thurling

64d

Bren gun carrier on the back of one of Ray Thurling's semi-trailers on the River Street crossing. It had been at Mt Franklin and was auctioned by the Government; Ray bought it and stored it in his shed for 7 years. The engine is similar to that used in trucks; Ray ended up selling the engine to Johnny Edminster who was building the new road to Cooma. 1950-1951

Ray Thurling

65d

1942 Blitz wagon used by Ray Thurling to cart wood in the 1940s, at George Street, Oaks Estate, Blocks 3 and 4, Section K

Ray Thurling

66d

Load of Wunderlich tiles at George Street, Oaks Estate, Blocks 3 and 4, Section K; Ray Thurling took them to Barney Crowe's house in Melbourne Avenue, Deakin; Barney Crowe and Roger Swan owned the big men's sportswear shop in Civic

Ray Thurling

67d

Ray Thurling's GMC truck in George Street, Oaks Estate, looking north

1950s

Ray Thurling

68d

Ray Thurling's GMC truck in George Street, Oaks Estate, looking south

1950s

Ray Thurling

69d

Corner of William Street and Hazel Street; Oaks Estate hall in background

1950s or 1960s

Ray Thurling

70d

Ray Thurling's truck on George Street in front of block 5 Section K; the house is an ex-Molonglo Settlement house

Ray Thurling

71d

Ray Thurling's truck loaded with an oil tank and drums of either petrol or diesel for the Shell Oil Co, in George Street, looking south

Ray Thurling

72d

Ray Thurling carting the bridge beams for the Scrivener Dam on the road near Government House; Ray carted them for EPT who erected them

Ray Thurling

73d

1949 Ford taxi in front of blocks 3 and 4 section K, George Street, Oaks Estate

Ray Thurling

74d

Ray Thurling's trucks at his house on George street block 4 section K; note petrol bowser

Ray Thurling

75d

Ray Thurling's blitz wagon

1940s

Ray Thurling

76d

Caravan made from a Lockheed-Hudson aeroplane with the wings removed. Beryl Gruber (nee Thurling) lived in it in George Street for a time

Ray Thurling

77d

Now the site of Ray Thurling's shed; 110 truck loads of soil were removed to obtain the levels necessary for trucks to enter the building from the road

Ray Thurling

78d

Ray Thurling's shed being built on Block 5, 4, 3 section J, over 5 months in 1980s

1980s

Ray Thurling

79d

Load of flour for Snow Queen in front of 7 George Street; 8 Hazel street is in background

Ray Thurling

80d

Train derailment in the cutting at Oaks Estate where the line branches between Cooma and Canberra

1950s

Ray Thurling

1x

Geoff Byrne, 18 months

1925-1926

2x

View of Oaks Estate from ‘Riverview’, Mountain Road

1942

Harold Harman

3x

16 and 14 River Street looking toward station

1930s or 1940s

Geoff Byrne

4x

Patrick Byrne with bike outside 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1937-1938

Geoff Byrne

5x

The lane at 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1930s

Geoff Byrne

6x

Byrne's place, 18 River Street, looking across backyards towards Everson's place.

Geoff Byrne

7x

Geoff and Ossie Byrne standing in the potato patch at 18 River Street; Ivy Goggin's house, 22 River Street, in background.

1930s

Geoff Byrne

8x

Geoff Byrne and friend, Royal Australian Navy; they joined after the war

1946

Geoff Byrne

9x

Looking through the gate of 18 River Street at Rickman's house across the road

1930s

Geoff Byrne

10x

Beside 18 River Street

1930s

Geoff Byrne

11x

Ossie Byrne and bantams, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate.

1930s

Geoff Byrne

12x

Ossie Byrne in lane way of 18 River Street, Oaks Estate, wearing his first pair of long trousers

1938

Geoff Byrne

13x

George Welsh, Ossie, Geoff and Ethel Byrne by the acacia tree; George died in World War 2, late 1939 or 1940

1930s

Geoff Byrne

14x

Geoff and Ossie Byrne in the pumpkin patch

Ca 1938

Geoff Byrne

15x

Geoff and Ossie Byrne, 18 River Street ,Oaks Estate

1936

Geoff Byrne

16x

Goods shed at Queanbeyan railway station; Air Force; Audrey Reeve and Bev Royal

Ca 1942

Geoff Byrne

17x

Pat Byrne

Ca 1930

Geoff Byrne

18x

Ossie Byrne in canoe on the Molonglo River just up from the River Street crossing

Before 1939

Geoff Byrne

19x

Charlotte and Kathleen Byrne in Salvation Army uniform, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate, with Pat Byrne's motorbike and sidecar and a Hupmobile car

Geoff Byrne

20x

Gloria, Dawn and Pamela O'Brien and Geoff Byrne (nieces of Geoff's); they lived in River Street for a while

Geoff Byrne

21x

Back: Pat, Ethel, Charlotte, Frank; Front: Geoff, Ossie Byrne, at 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1932-1933

Geoff Byrne

22x

Ethel Byrne sitting on McCann's Morris Cowley car, 18 River Street, Oaks Estate

1938-1939

Geoff Byrne

23x

Pat and Frank Byrne in lane of 18 River Street; cigarettes were forbidden in the house

1938-1939

Geoff Byrne

24x

Geoff Byrne and Audrey Reeve at Queanbeyan Showground at the end of World War 2

Ca 1945

Geoff Byrne

25x

Charlotte Byrne's snap dragons photographed by Helen Bakewell (later Byrne) on her first visit to 18 River Street

27 May 1947

Geoff Byrne

26x

Tim Seary on his bike at 18 River Street, Ossie Byrne in the background; Helen Byrne drove the truck, a 1928 Graham

1952

Geoff Byrne

27x

Ethel, Ossie and Geoff Byrne; toilet and onions in the background; slacks were not approved of by Charlotte Byrne

Ca 1938

Geoff Byrne

28x

Charlotte Byrne with baby Ossie, 18 River Street

1926-1927

Geoff Byrne

29x

Pat Byrne, Army; demobbed due to illness; 3rd Battalion Militia

1939

Geoff Byrne

30x

Ossie Byrne joined when 17, saw service in the Islands

1943-1944

Geoff Byrne

31x

Geoff Byrne, RAAF

1942

Geoff Byrne

32x

Byrne family: Donald, Ellen, Kathleen, Mona, Patrick (eldest boy), Frank, Geoff, Ethel

November-December 1926

Geoff Byrne

33x

Ossie's wedding

1957

Geoff Byrne