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Duncan Frank1895 - 1948 (53 years)
Name Duncan Frank  Born 26 Aug 1895 ,Byrock,NSW,Australia [2, 3]
- Birth not recorded as parents were not married
Gender Male FACT 13 Feb 1907 Hillston Road, Wrightville, NSW,Australia [4, 5] Fall FACT Abt 1909  Music
- Went to Dubbo with Cobar Band when he was about 14.
Occupation 8 Dec 1915 ,Cobar,NSW,Australia  Labourer Religion 8 Dec 1915  Church of England Residence 1924 Elsinore Station,Cobar,NSW,Australia
- 3 horses, 2 cows, 916 sheep, 32,000 acres
Residence 1925 Elsinore Station,Cobar,NSW,Australia
- 8 horses, 8 cows, 32,000 acres
Residence 1926 Elsinore Station,Cobar,NSW,Australia
- 3 horses, 1200 sheep
FACT Abt 8 Jan 1932 ,Cobar,NSW,Australia  Bushfires
Few Now Burning.
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
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
FACT Abt 9 Jan 1932 ,Cobar,NSW,Australia  Bushfire FACT 13 Jan 1932 ,Cobar,NSW,Australia  Opens Refreshment Shop Name Francis Duncan Residence 1936 Elsinore Station,Cobar,NSW,Australia
Residence 1943 55 Kensington Road,Kensington,NSW,Australia 
Died 27 Aug 1948 55 Kensington Road,Kensington,NSW,Australia [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] Cause: Toxaemia, Chronic Nephritis, Hypertension Buried 30 Aug 1948 Rookwood Cemetery,Rookwood,NSW,Australia [17, 18]
- Church of England section 16 3258
Person ID I14 GeniAus Family Tree Last Modified 9 Dec 2022
Father Duncan Francis, b. Abt 1853, ,Mooney Ponds, Victoria,Australia , d. 20 Sep 1921, Prince Street,Cobar,NSW,Australia (Age ~ 68 years) Mother Magick Harriet, b. 22 Aug 1850, ,Cobbora,NSW,Australia , d. 3 Nov 1921, Prince Street,Cobar,NSW,Australia (Age 71 years) Family ID F16 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Pusell Ethel Jane, b. 31 Jul 1899, ,Thompsons Creek, NSW,Australia , d. 30 May 1988, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW,Australia (Age 88 years) Married 20 May 1922 St Pauls Church of England,Cobar,NSW,Australia [3, 19] Children 1. Living 2. Duncan Ethel Eileen, b. 27 Nov 1924, ,,NSW,Australia , d. 3 Sep 1990, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW,Australia (Age 65 years) 3. Duncan Kathleen Jane, b. 4 Oct 1926, ,Nyngan,NSW,Australia , d. 12 Nov 2004, ,Chatswood,NSW,Australia (Age 78 years) 4. Duncan Lillian Frances, b. 31 Jan 1929, ,Cobar,NSW,Australia , d. 5 Oct 2012, ,Peakhurst,NSW,Australia (Age 83 years) 5. Duncan Mary Olive, b. 9 Mar 1931, ,Cobar,NSW,Australia , d. 2 Aug 1997, David Berry Hospital, Berry, NSW,Australia (Age 66 years) Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 Family ID F6 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Photos Frank Duncan c.1918 Aspinall, Mary Jane Death Frank Duncan's travelling cafe, Cobar, NSW. Frank and Ethel Duncan with their five daughters in Red Cross outfits Frank and Ethel
At Kathleen Jane Duncan's Wedding
Duncan Home at Elsinore Station
- [S3004] DNA Match JPC.
- [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.
Birth not registered
- [S19] Marriage Certificate.
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1907.
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
- [S3000] The Cobar Herald, Sat 16 Feb 1907 Page 4 Concentrates.
On Tuesday a boy named Frank Dun-
can was thrown from his horse at
Wrightville and rendered unconscious by
the fall. It is not known how long he
remained on the ground, but he was
found by a 'busman and taken to Cobar
where he was attended by Dr. Paul. He
regained consciousness the same day and
is now doing well.
- [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.
- [S22] NAA, B2455, Duncan F.
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 8 January 1932.
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 9 January 1932.
- [S2983] The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954), Wed 13 Jan 1932 Page 10.
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
Their supply lorry, which broke
down 45 miles from Cobar. arrived
to-day. and will go on to the farthest
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
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.
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
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.
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 > New South Wales > 1943 > Watson > Kensington >.
- [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan, .
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 19398/1948 .
DUNCAN FRANCIS FRANCIS HARRIET KINGSFORD
- [S24] Death Certificate.
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 28 8 1948.
DUNCAN Francis Death notice 27AUG1948 Death 55 late of Kensington and Cobar Sydney Morning Herald 28AUG1948
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 28 Aug 1948 .
DUNCAN, Francis - August 27, 1948
at his residence 55 Kensington Road,
Kensington and late of Cobar, 1st
AIF, dearly beloved husband of Ethel
and loving father of Bill, Elsie, Eileen,
Kathleen, Lillian and Mary and brother
of Elsie May Duncan, aged 55 years.
- [S53] Jill Patricia Curry.
Grave visited and photographed
- [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 30 Aug 1948 .
DUNCAN.—The Funeral of the late
FRANCIS DUNCAN will leave the
Kinsela Chapels, Taylor Square, Darling-
hurst, This Day, Monday, after service
to commence at 10 am, for the Church
of England Cemetery, Rookwood. Charles
Kinsela Pty. Ltd., AFDA. Est. 1830,
Taylor Square, Darlinghurst. FA4136.
DUNCAN.—Members of the Maroubra
Sub-branch RSS and AILA are re-
spectfully requested to attend the Funeral
of their late esteemed Member, FRANCIS
DUNCAN. See family notice for funeral
arrangements. Ray Johnson, President;
J. Dennis, Secretary.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 8895/1922 .
DUNCAN FRANK CHATFIELD ETHEL J COBAR
- [S3004] DNA Match JPC.