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SHAMBROOK John Thomas

Male 1888 - 1936  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name SHAMBROOK John Thomas 
    Born c1888 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1913 - Postmaster Wallangarra  [1
    Buried Aug 1936  Wallangarra, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 Aug 1936  Allora, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I20  Wallangarra
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 

  • Notes 
    • Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954)
      Friday 14 August 1936, p. 3

      Obituary
      MB. J. T. SHAMBROOK
      Joseph Thomas Shambrook, one of
      the most respected and esteemed iden
      tities _ of Wallangarra and district,
      passed away at his residence at Allora
      last Monday morning, in his 49th year,
      following a very short and severe ill
      ness.
      The late Mr. Shambrook's connection
      with Wallangarra dates from 1913,
      when he arrived and took up his duties,
      there as postmaster. In that capacity
      he,was a most efficient and obliging
      officer, and quickly won the esteem and
      respect of a very wide circle of friends.
      He remained there as postmaster until
      1934, and during his 21 years in charge,
      the postal service at Wallangarra grew
      from a modest staff of two to that of
      five employees. In 1934 he took
      transfer to Allora, Queensland, as post
      master at that office. During his stay
      there he took a deep interest and a
      very active part in all public affairs
      and movements for the welfare of the
      town and district. On the School of
      Arts committee, State school commit  
      tee, Progress Association, church com
      mittee, cricket and tennis clubs,
      "Shamy" was always found to be relied
      upon to perform more than his share
      of the work. Notwithstanding the  
      many public demands made on his
      time, he was a devoted lover of home
      life, his Masonic lodge, and his Church.
      As a Mason of high standing, holding
      Grand Lodge rank, he was respected
      and esteemed by large numbers of that
      fraternity, not only in Wallangarra,
      Ballandean, Stanthorpe, Warwick, and
      Tenterfield, but at many other lodges,
      both near and far, in Queensland and
      New South Wales. To his credit stands
      the Masonic Temple at Wallangarra,
      as it was as the result of his efforts that
      the building was erected. In accord
      ance with his desires a full Masonic
      funeral was accorded the deceased
      brother, Lodges Ballandean, Stan
      thorpe, Tenterfleld, as well as his own
      Lodge, Wallangarra, being well re
      presented. The funeral, which moved
      to the Wallangarra cemetery, was very
      largely attended, and the wreaths and
      floral tributes were many and beauti
      ful. The Rev. Canon Thos. May (Ten
      terfleld) officiated at the graveside, and
      the Masonic burial service was read by
      the Worshipful Master of Lodge Wal
      langarra. The late Mr. Shambrook
      leaves a widow and six children, his
      father, two brothers (George, of Cool
      angatta, and Will, of Mackay), and two
      sisters (Mesdames Hastings and
      Hughes) in addition to his very large
      circle of friends at Wallangaira and
      Allora, to mourn their loss.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954) , Fri 14 Aug 1936, p. 3.

    2. [S2] Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954) , Friday 14 Aug 1936, p. 3.