The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 9 December, 1909
SOME OF THE PASSENGERS.
ON BUSINESS AND PLEASURE BENT.
Mrs. Govett, who was a resident of theWestern district, Victoria, and for some time before sailing had been residing with Mrs. Orr at Macleay Street, Potts Point was bound for London.
Miss Henderson a maid in the service ofMrs Smart of the Hotel Australia booked to London.
Mr J. M. S. Hunter of Glasgow was returning to London from a visit to his son interested in pastoral pursuits in this State.
Mrs Harvey, Master Harvey and Silas Miller belonged to Gisborne, New Zealand and joined the Waratah at Sydney for Cape Town.
Mr William Cumming bound for Londonbooked through Cook's at Sydney.
Mr and Mrs Bowden and Mrs and theMisses Bowden and Miss L. D. Schauman allmembers of the same party boarded the vessel at Sydney at the last moment. They had beenengaged in Sydney in the hotel business.
Mrs and Miss Wilson saloon passengers from Melbourne are the wife and daughter ofthe manager of the Royal Bank Victoria.
Mr J. T. Wilson and Miss Wilson who also joined at Melbourne resided at Malvern road, Malvern.
Mr G H Tickell whose name appears inthe list of third class passengers from Melbourne was the son of Captain Tickell, Victorian State Naval Commandant. Young Tickell who was an only son was in reality attached to the engineering staff of the Waratah and making the trip for the purpose of gaining practical experience in marine engineering.
Miss Lascelles of Geelong is a daughter ofMr Lascelles of the firm of Dennys, Lascelles and Co and one of the Geelong Harbour Trust Commissioners.
Mr Neil Black is a well known pastoralistof Noorat in the western district of Victoria.
Messrs Page, Calder, and Clark who werebooked from Melbourne in the third class are well known in connection with wood chopping contests and were proceeding to England with the intention of giving exhibitions of wood chopping. Mr Page in whose hands were the arrangements for the tour was confident when the steamer left Melbourne of the success of the speculation as both Calder and Clarke were champion axemen. Calder, a Tasmanian, presented a striking appearance when standing with his axe in his hand beside the block which he was to cut through. He was 6ft 5in in height and broad in proportion with a fine head and shoulders. He appeared on two occasions at Fitzgerald's circus building when he took part in the wood chopping carnivals organised by Mr E Erskine Scott and won several prizes.
Mr Charles Taylor and his wife and twolittle children were returning to KimberleySouth Africa from Australia. Mr Taylor lately worked in De Beers mine at Kimberly and was an active member of the local North of England Association.
Lieutenant Colonel Percival John BrowneCB who joined the Waratah at Adelaidecommanded the Dorset Yeomanry. He was born in the year 1862 and was the son of the late Mr W. J.Browne of Buckland, Filleigh, North Devon.In 1892 he married Bernarda Gracia, daughter of the late Mr T. E. Lees of Woodfield, Oldham, Lancashire. Lieut- Colonel Browne com manded the 7th Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry during the South African campaign and was twice mentioned in despatches. Forhis services he was created a Companion of the Bath in 1900. Lieut Colonel Browne was the master of the Blackmore Vale Foxhoundsand his address was Fifehead, Magdalen, Gillingham, Dorset, Eng.
Miss K. Lees was a niece of Lieut ColonelBrowne and was travelling with him. Shehad been on a visit to Australia and was returning by the Waratah.
Miss L. Cooke was Miss Lee's lady's maid and was returning to Capetown with her.
Mrs Allen was the wife of Captain A. Allenwho holds the position of chief officer of thecargo Steamer Karori, belonging to the UnionS S Company of New Zealand and employedin the produce trade between Devonport andother Tasmanian ports and Sydney. Mrs Allenwho resided at No 95 Campbell street, NorthSydney took an infant with her and was boundon a pleasure trip to London.
Miss Rose Allen a little girl 6 years of agewas the daughter of Captain A. Allen of theKarori by his first marriage and was accompanying her step mother on a visit to England.
Mr. John Ebsworth was a prominent solicitor practising in Melbourne and was the holder of a master mariner's certificate. Prior to engaging in the practice of law he occupied the positions of second and chief officer of steamers trading between London and Australia for seven or eight years, and on account of his seafaring experience his services were greatly sought for in the Marine Court of Victoria. Mr. Ebsworth was a prominent Mason and was the son of Mr. John Ebsworth, solicitor of London.
Mrs Starke and Miss Starke were the motherand sister of Mr H E Starke barrister ofMelbourne, who was admitted to the NewSouth Wales Bar on November 2. Mr Starkefor whom much sympathy is felt appeared inSydney recently in the patents case.