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Duncan Frank

Duncan Frank

Male 1895 - 1948  (53 years)

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  • Name Duncan Frank 
    Born 26 Aug 1895  ,Byrock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birth not recorded as parents were not married
    Gender Male 
    _ATTR 13 Feb 1907  Hillston Road, Wrightville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fall 
    • COBAR, Wednesday.

      Frank Duncan, aged 13 years, was riding,
      a bicycle yesterday evening along Hillston Road at Wrightvllle, when through some
      cause he fell. He was found unconscious on, the road, and brought to town by a 'busman. Ho was found to be suffering from concussion
      of the brain
    _ATTR Abt 1909  [4
    Music 
    • Went to Dubbo with Cobar Band when he was about 14.
    Occupation 8 Dec 1915  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Labourer 
    Religion 8 Dec 1915  [5
    Church of England 
    Residence 1924  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3 horses, 2 cows, 916 sheep, 32,000 acres
    Residence 1925  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8 horses, 8 cows, 32,000 acres
    Residence 1926  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3 horses, 1200 sheep
    _ATTR Abt 8 Jan 1932  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Bushfires 
    • BUSHFIRES.
      Few Now Burning.
      EXAGGERATED REPORTS.
      Reports last night from all centres in the
      west and south, in which serious bushflres had
      been raging, were definitely reassuring.
      The Cobar correspondent of the "Herald"
      stated that the only fires now burning between
      that town and Wilcannia, in the west, were
      those on Nillera station, 32 miles down the
      Hlllston-road, and Elsinore, 40 miles west of
      Cobar. The fires on Tambua and Wilga
      Downs had been subdued. In the north,
      towards Byrock, an outbreak on Coronga Peak
      was still burning fiercely, and spreading to-
      wards the adjoining property of Coronga
      Downs. Curraweena was still ablaze in
      places. Small fires were burning on the large
      Paddington estate, and on the adjoining pro-
      perties of Belford, Bindi, and Lachlan Downs.
      A storm was thieatening at Cobar last night,
      and hopes were entertained that rain to-day
      would assist to subdue the remaining fires.
      All fires within a radius of 30 miles of Bourke
      had been extinguished by yesterday morning,
      and volunteers had returned to the town.
      Both west and east from Menindie all fires
      were either out or under control. A report
      to Broken Hill police by Sergeant Canning, of
      Menindie, stated that about 80 firefighters
      were still patrolling the smouldering ruins in
      case of further outbreaks. They were mostly
      engaged in throwing burning logs back into
      the burnt area to prevent them setting light
      to new country.
      In the south the serious fires of earlier in
      the week at Lake Cargelligo were all under
      control anr' being rapidly subdued. Minor
      outbreaks occurred yesterday at Junee, on
      the south-west slopes, and Trundle, on the
      central-western plains.
      Correspondents of the "Herald" at Bourke,
      Cobar, Menindie, Wilcannia, and Lake Car-
      gelligo state that there have been many ex-
      aggerated reports, and that there is no Justi-
      fication for alarming statements. Under the
      Impression that a large portion of New South
      Wales was in serious danger, many people in
      Sydney offered their assistance yesterday. The
      New Guard stated last night that it had 1000
      men in readiness for transport to the scene,
      but had been advised by the Mayor of Cobar
      that volunteers were not required at the
      moment. A suggestion that the naval and
      air forces should be mobilised in the bushfire
      zones was rejected as impracticable, and would
      now appear to have been un
    _ATTR Abt 9 Jan 1932  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bushfire 
    _ATTR 13 Jan 1932  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Opens Refreshment Shop 
    Residence 1936  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grazier
    Residence 1943  55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Soldier
    Died 27 Aug 1948  55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Cause: Toxaemia, Chronic Nephritis, Hypertension 
    Buried 30 Aug 1948  Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Church of England section 16 3258
    Person ID I14  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2016 

    Father Duncan Francis,   b. Abt 1853, ,Mooney Ponds, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1921, Prince Street, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Magick Harriet,   b. 22 Aug 1850, ,Cobbora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1921, Prince Street, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family Pusell Ethel Jane,   b. 31 Jul 1899, ,Thompsons Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1988, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 May 1922  St Pauls Church of England, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Duncan Ethel Eileen,   b. 27 Nov 1924, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1990, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Duncan Kathleen Jane,   b. 4 Oct 1926, ,Nyngan, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 2004, ,Chatswood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Duncan Lillian Frances,   b. 31 Jan 1929, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2012, ,Peakhurst, New South Wales, Auatralia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Duncan Mary Olive,   b. 9 Mar 1931, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1997, David Berry Hospital, Berry, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1943 - 55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Toxaemia, Chronic Nephritis, Hypertension - 27 Aug 1948 - 55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Frank Duncan c.1918
    Frank Duncan c.1918
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    Frank Duncan's travelling cafe, Cobar, NSW.
    Frank Duncan's travelling cafe, Cobar, NSW.
    Frank and Ethel Duncan with their five daughters in Red Cross outfits
    Frank and Ethel Duncan with their five daughters in Red Cross outfits
    Frank and Ethel
    Frank and Ethel
    At Kathleen Jane Duncan's Wedding
    Duncan Home at Elsinore Station
    Duncan Home at Elsinore Station

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.
      Birth not registered

    2. [S19] Marriage Certificate.

    3. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1907.

    4. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.

    5. [S22] NAA, B2455, Duncan F.

    6. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 8 January 1932.

    7. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 9 January 1932.

    8. [S2983] The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Wed 13 Jan 1932 Page 10.
      HIGH WIND
      Fix this textCOBAR, Wednesday.
      With the main detachment
      at Wilson's Tank, about 40
      miles out, and another base
      at Ampitheatre, 12 miles
      from Cobar, the New Guard
      firefighters are now at
      strategic points for active
      fires and several threatened
      areas.
      Their supply lorry, which broke
      down 45 miles from Cobar. arrived
      to-day. and will go on to the farthest
      base
      Mr. Norman McKiilop, owner of
      Ampitheatre, wired his manager to
      provide free meat to the Guard while
      they are at that base.
      Just after the big 'buses left, they
      encountered a fierce westerly, which
      compelled them to stop until the
      blinding red duststorm subsided.
      The storm lasted little more than
      an hour, then light rain fell.
      Just as the Guardsmen left town,
      insurance assessors arrived to
      traverse fire-swept areas.
      "Meeting A Farce"
      The fires in the immed'ate
      Cobar area arc almost entirely
      out, but if northerly winds revive
      them, volunteers will be available
      to check their spread.
      With their subsidence, however,
      bitter political feeling has been no
      ticed among a certain section of the
      community.
      While several unemployed were In
      terviewing the Minister for Works
      (Alderman Maidens) on the subject
      of dole and endowment on Monday
      night, it was decided to call a meet
      ing to protest against the New Guard.
      The whole nature of these pro
      ceedings was a farce, and even
      among the 18 unemployed and
      the few bush volunteers present,
      there was not unanimity.
      Minister Disappoints
      The mover of the motion against
      the New Guard was "Trucker"
      Brown, who always addresses "Com
      rade, the Chair."
      An indignation meeting has been
      called by graziers for January 23.
      Many townspeople are dissatis
      fied at the statements made by
      the Minister on hearsay, and
      without having been over the tiro
      area.
      Men who came in from Wilson's
      Tank to-day said there was an ex
      tensive glare in . the direction of
      Taringa last night, and squads bad
      gone out on foot to tackle it.
      Rabbits were so plentiful when
      the 'buses were going out that the
      men caught 60 by hand, and made
      a meal of them.
      One burnt-out Digger settler,
      F. Duncan, has opened a refresh
      ment shop in Cobar.

    9. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 > New South Wales > 1943 > Watson > Kensington >.

    10. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan, .

    11. [S52] NSW BDM Indexes, 19398/1948 .
      DUNCAN FRANCIS FRANCIS HARRIET KINGSFORD

    12. [S24] Death Certificate.

    13. [S53] Jill Patricia Curry, Grave visited and photographed.

    14. [S52] NSW BDM Indexes, 8895/1922 .
      DUNCAN FRANK CHATFIELD ETHEL J COBAR
      Have copy