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Droubalgie Station, Forbes, NSW, Australia

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Location: Forbes, NSW, Australiamap
Surname/tag: Martin Bowler Kirkpatrick
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1895 - "Mr Thomas Kirkpatrick, who had been identified with the Western district for over half a century, and was one of the oldest pioneers of the colony and the first discoverer of gold at Forbes, died here yesterday at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr Robert Hill, in his 80th year. The deceased was formerly a partner with the late James Twaddle (his brother in law) in Droubalgie Station, Forbes. He leaves a large family"

1905 - FORBES NEWS. Forbes, Thursday. A very pretty wedding was celebrated at St John's Church of England at noon yesterday, by the Rev J Dunstan, when Miss Ruby Kathleen daughter of Mr A. C. R. Bowler, was united in holy bonds to Mr John Martin Lewis John Keays Martin, son of Mr Edward Martin, of the firm of Martin Bros of Droubalgie Station, Forbes. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by Miss Marie Bowler (sister) and Miss Martin (cousin of tbe bridegroom) as bridesmaids. Mr A. E. Stephen was bestman, and Mr H. L. Elworthy groomsman. The bride's dress was of ivory silk, trimmed with Brussels lace and chiffon. The bridesmaids were attired in cream voile. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold bangle and muff chain, and to the bridesmaids a gold necklet and pendant, and gold broach, set with rubies respectively. The happy couple left on their honeymoon by the afternoon train.[1]

1918 - Lewis was a Station Manager at Burrawang Estate, Ootha, NSW in the Forbes district. He was named as the sole executor in the will of John Swanston Martin. [2] Burrawang Estate was owned by the Edols family. Frank Edols married Lillian Bowler, a half sister of Lewis's wife, Ruby Kathleen Bowler. Family information is that Lewis was the Station Manager of Mulgutherie Station from 1914 until 1920 when the property was sold. It has been confirmed that Frank Edols was the owner until this time when Frank had a health scare in 1920 and sold the property.


  1. National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954) Sat 11 Nov 1905 Page 4
  2. Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Fri 19 Apr 1918 [Issue No.48] Page 1898

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