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SMITH Albert Lambert

Male 1910 - 1999  (88 years)


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  • Name SMITH Albert Lambert 
    Born 28 Mar 1910  Pretty Gully, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number B/c 13550 
    Died 15 Feb 1999  Millmerran, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 17 Feb 1999  Millmerran Cemetery, Millmerran, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8239  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2013 

    Father SMITH Edward George,   b. 28 Sep 1882, Lunatic Reef, Drake, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1971, Urbenville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother WOODWORTH Agnes Simmons,   b. 12 Jun 1889, Sandy Hill, Tenterfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1963, Bottle Creek, Bonalbo, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1909  St Mark’s Church of England, Casino, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F5359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GOODWIN Mulvina Joyce,   b. 29 Jun 1919, Braeside, Killarney, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1983, Millmerran, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1940  Warwick, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F5358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1940 - Warwick, Qld, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Albert and Joyce lived at "Cedar Park", Bonalbo after they were married, until about 1947/8. Albert then bought a dairy farm at Culmaran Creek which was about midway between Bonalbo and Mallanganee. Velda had Correspondence School until Pam was old enough to attend school. They both went by bus to Mallanganee school. In 1953 Albert and Joyce bought a dairy farm at Millmerran, adjoining the town. They dairied and grew grain crops, mainly barley and wheat. Albert still lives in the old colonial home on the property. Alberts main hobby is gold prospecting. The family home was destroyed by fire on the 27 June 1998. Albert had to move into the "Ulamby" retirement village at Millmerran. He resided there until 24 December, 1998, when he had a stroke and was taken to Millmerran Hospital. His health gradually failed with a succession of small strokes. He died peacefully on 15 February, 1999, at 9 a.m.
      OBITUARY FROM TOOWOOMBA CHRONICLE.
      The sad passing of long-time farmer Mr. Albert Lambert Smith, aged 88 years, of Cecil plains Road, Millmerran, has left a gap in the ranks of the old-timers of the Millmerran District. Albert passed away peacefully at the Millmerran District Hospital on Monday, February 15 and was buried on Wednesday in the Millmerran Cemetery. Albert originally came from the Clarence River district of northern New South Wales and the Smith family were original selectors of the Bonalbo district near Casino. He lived near Pretty Gully, which was a one-time flourishing gold mine centre late last century, and that is how Albert developed his love of gold prospecting. He moved to Millmerran with his wife Joyce and young family, Pamela (in Oakey) and Velda (in Toowoomba), in the 1950s, and carried on grain and dairy farming. I first met Albert when as a rookie farmer I took up grain-growing at Captains Mountain. Being practically ignorant of the myriad of things a farmer needs to know of the land, it was only Albert's good nature and generosity of spirit that allowed me to survive. He took me under his wing and taught me from scratch, the rudiments of farming - how to cultivate, build fences and stockyards and how to manage cattle. His bush knowledge was prodigious and when I finally departed the district in the 1980s I went away a far better informed person than when I had arrived. As an old-time Australian bushman, he kept me enthralled with the tales of the early exploits of the pioneers. He became a bullock drover at 16. Always kind to animals, ever ready to assist friends and people in need, he will be sadly missed. His former place on the "seat of knowledge" adjacent to the newsagency in Campbell Street, where he and his mates held court on current matters, will be a sad vacancy.
      Vale Albert Smith.
      Obituary supplied by Warren Keats.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 13550/1910.

    2. [S172] Toowoomba Regional Cemeteries.

    3. [S172] Toowoomba Regional Cemeteries, LAWS1-00C-0003.

    4. [S6] 7731/1909.

    5. [S11] 1940 C2960.