Friday, 20 May 2016


Mrs. Govett, who was a resident of the
western district, Victoria, and for some time
before sailing had been residing with Mrs. Orr
at Maclay Street, Potts Point was bound for
Miss Henderson a maid in the service of
Mrs 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 London
booked through Cook's at Sydney.
Mr and Mrs Bowden and Mrs and the
Misses Bowden and Miss L D Schauman all
members of the same party boarded the vessel
at Sydney at the last moment they had been
engaged in Sydney in the hotel business.
Mrs and Miss Wilson, saloon passengers
from Melbourne are the wife and daughter of
the manager of the Royal Bank Victoria.
Mr J T Wilson and Miss Wilson who also
joined at Melbourne resided at Malvern road
Mr G H Tickell whose name appears in
the 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 of
Mr Lascelles of the firm of Dennys,
Lascelles and Co and one of the Geelong
Harbour Trust Commissioners.
Mr Neil Black Is a well known pastoralist
of Noorat in the western district of Victoria.
Messrs Page, Calder, and Clark who were
booked from Melbourne in the third class are
well known in connection with woodchopping
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 woodchopping 
carnivals organised by Mr E Erskine Scott and
won several prizes.
Mr Charles Taylor and his wife and two
little children were returning to Kimberley
South 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 Browne
CB who joined the Waratah at Adelaide
commanded 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 commanded the 7th Battalion 
of the Imperial Yeomanry during the South African 
campaign and was twice mentioned in despatches. 
For his services he was created a Companion of
the Bath in 1900. Lieut Colonel Browne was
the master of the Blackmore Vale Foxhounds
and his address was Fifehead, Magdalen,
Gillingham, Dorset, Eng.
Miss K Lees was a niece of Lieut Colonel
Browne and was travelling with him. She
had 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 Allen
who holds the position of chief officer of the
cargo Steamer Karori belonging to the Union
S S Company of New Zealand and employed
in the produce trade between Devonport and
other Tasmanian ports and Sydney. Mrs Allen
who resided at No 95 Campbell street North
Sydney took an infant with her and was bound
on a pleasure trip to London.
Miss Rose Allen a little girl 6 years of age
was the daughter of Captain A Allen of the
Karori 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 mother
and sister of Mr H E Starke barrister of
Melbourne, who was admitted to the New
South Wales Bar on November 2. Mr Starke
for whom much sympathy is felt appeared in
Sydney recently in the patents case.

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