Charles Wynford Greenwood HORNEMAN (part11)
|First name||Charles Wynford Greenwood|
|Last name||HORNEMAN (part11)|
|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
|Date of Birth||1855|
|Year of Arrival in Australia||1882|
|Submitted by||Judith McLeod|
Charles (Wynford) Horneman Part 11
Wynford had retumed to Queensland by 1900. He met and married Alice Sophia Barron on the 20 February 1901 at the Church of St Nicholas in Sandgate, Brisbane. At the time cf the wedding Wynford was 45 years of age, he lists his occupation as a surveyor and his usual place of residence as Tenterfield District of New South Wales. (Reference No Qld. 1901 001837).
Alice was born in Faringdon, Berkshire, England on 23 February 1871. She was the eldest daughter of James Joseph Barron and Annie Cox Barron (Poole), who migrated to Australia on the ship “”Scottish Hero”. The Barron’s sailed from London on 28 October 1883 and arrived in Rockhampton on 29 January. James Barron worked for the railways in England. After arrival in Australia he was appointed stationmaster at Mitchell, 600 kilometres west of
In 1885, at the age of fourteen years, Alice became a pupil-teacher at Mitchell, a school with three trained teachers and about 200 pupils. Her salary was 16 pounds ($32) a year. Alice later taught at Allora i1889), Brisbane Central and Hendon Schools,
Eric wrote; He (Wynford) went to Brisbane and married his schoolteacher girlfriend. To make a home (for Alice) and to have a place where he could run his horses he bought the property at New Koreelah from a Michael Mullins c1901.
The Koreelah Valley is situated in northeastern New South Wales in the Tenterfield Shire. It is part of the McPherson Range that runs along the border of NSW and Qld. New Koreelah is a locality that is 35 km west of Woodenbong, 20 km miles south of Killarney and 60 km southeast of Warwick- Warwick and Killarney are in Queensland. The Koreelah Creek runs through the Koreelah Valley and is one of the tributes that form the Clarence River. Original the valley was Koreelah Station c1870 and was broken into two localities Old Koreelah and New Koreelah. These properties were eventually broken into smaller holdings for settlers.
Eric wrote about his fathers work; forhrs suweying he had two buggies and a spring cart. Where there was no semblance of a road they used to take three horses in the spring cart. I remember him telling me that when he surveyed a selection for Lamb which is the place Stuarts have now he had to have a clear night to get the correct latitude and longitude from the stars. When l was a small child, he used to go away for 3 weeks and then be home far a week.
Eric continues his fathers’ story.
I used to have to go surveying with him in case he was unable to pick up a chainman tho he always did after a day or so. It was in the beginning of 1916 he retired from the department but they used to get him to do work after this chiefly because of the labour shortage during the First World War.
Wynford’s wife Alice spoke of the hardship of her early days at New Koreelah when giving birth to her children with only a neighbour for assistance. Wynford was not always at home at the time of the children’s births due to his surveying work. Wynford and Alice Horneman had seven children who were born at New Koreelah, they were
1. Wynford Frederick Barron Horneman 1901 – 1953
2, Annie Florence Horneman 1903 – 1903
3. Alice Bothilda Marjorie Horneman 1904 – 1983
4- Francis Eric Horneman 1905 – 1988
5. Thorwald (Waldie) Ole Holck Horneman 1907 – 1992
S. Alan Joseph Saxon Horneman 1908 – 1919
7- Morton Pearce Beresford Horneman 1911 – 1912
C Wynford Horneman died at Killarney Hospital on 5 August 1931 aged 75 years from Pneumonia. He was buried at Legume Cemetery on 6 August 1931. (Reference No Qld 1931/003295)
Alice Sophia Horneman (Barron) died at Killarney Hospital on I January 1969 aged 97 years
of age. Her ashes are at New Koreelah.