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Trove Tuesday - Disastrous Flood at Gundagai

Today's article for Trove Tuesday mentions two of my relatives, my 2nd Great Grandfather Edward Batty/Battye and my half 3rd Great Grand Uncle Richard Worldon.  While Edward Battye survived this experience and was awarded a Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for his actions during the flood, Richard Worldon was drowned and left behind a widow and ten surviving children.






Source: BY TELEGRAPH.] (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.) DISASTROUS FLOOD AT GUNDAGAI. (1891, June 29). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved July 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28270926

Source: THE FLOOD AT GUNDAGAI. (1891, July 2). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 6. Retrieved July 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13829934


Source:ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA. (1891, November 21). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 5. Retrieved July 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8643349


Richard Worldon was born around 1845 the son of John Glthero/Glitherow and Catherine Rhall.  James Baker Waldon/Worldon formed a relationship with Catherine Rhall sometime around the late 1840's and raised Catherine's and John's children as his own with Richard and his brother William both taking the Waldon/Worldon surname. In 1867 Richard married Mary Fuller in Gundagai, New South Wales.  They had the following children:  William Henry (1868-1958), George Edward (1869-1950), Catherine Jane Smith nee Worldon (1871-1950), Richard (1873-1943), Sarah Smith nee Worldon (1876-1952), John (1878-1962), Mary Worldon (1880-1880), Eliza McIntyre nee Worldon (1881-1958), Charles (1883-1957), Charlotte McIntyre nee Worldon (1887-1974) and Thomas Samuel (1890-1964).


NSW BDM Birth Indexes

V18451933 67/1845  GLITHEROW  RICHARD  JOHN  CATHERINE
9963/1868  WORLDON  WILLIAM H  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
11635/1869  WORLDON  GEORGE E  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
11092/1871  WORLDON  CATHERINE J  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
11606/1873  WORLDON  RICHARD  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
12571/1876  WORLDON  SARAH  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
13807/1878  WORLDON  JOHN  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
15510/1880  WORLDON  MARY  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
16490/1881  WORLDON  ELIZA  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
18735/1883  WORLDEN  CHARLES  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
22360/1887  WORLDON  CHARLOTTE  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
15530/1890  WORLDON  THOMAS S  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI 

NSW BDM Death Indexes

7052/1880  WORLDON  MARY  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
6992/1891  WORLDON  RICHARD  JAMES B  CATHERINE  GUNDAGAI
4872/1928  WORLDON  MARY  GEORGE  SARAH  GUNDAGAI
6066/1943  WORLDON  RICHARD  RICHARD  MARY  TUMUT
23156/1950  WORLDON  GEORGE EDWARD  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
14067/1950  SMITH  CATHERINE JANE  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
 31220/1952  SMITH  SARAH ELLEN  RICHARD  MARY  TAREE
26073/1957  WORLDON  CHARLES  RICHARD  MARY  COOTAMUNDRA
32412/1958  WORLDON  WILLIAM HENRY  RICHARD  MARY  JUNEE
14955/1958  MACINTYRE  ELIZA  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
14955/1958  MCINTYRE  ELIZA  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
19628/1962  WORLDON  JOHN  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
28708/1964  WORLDON  THOMAS SAMUEL  RICHARD  MARY  GUNDAGAI
59238/1974  MACINTYRE  CHARLOTTE  RICHARD  MARY
59238/1974  MCINTYRE  CHARLOTTE  RICHARD  MARY

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2178/1867  WORLDON  RICHARD  FULLER  MARY  GUNDAGAI
3973/1890  SMITH  JOHN  WORLDON  CATHERINE J  GUNDAGAI
4011/1894  SMITH  JOHN  WORLDON  SARAH  GUNDAGAI
3186/1895  WORLDEN  WILLIAM H  BOYTON  EMMA  GUNDAGAI
5497/1897  WORLDON  GEORGE E  SMITH  LUCY  GUNDAGAI
3391/1898  WORLDON  RICHARD  WOOD  LILLIAN W  GUNDAGAI
3887/1901  MACINTYRE  KENNETH J  WORLDON  ELIZA  GUNDAGAI
3887/1901  MCINTYRE  KENNETH J  WORLDON  ELIZA  GUNDAGAI
1379/1905  WORLDON  JOHN  MANTON  CLARA  GUNDAGAI
10088/1906  MACINTYRE  NORMAN C  WORLDON  CHARLOTTE  GUNDAGAI
10088/1906  MCINTYRE  NORMAN C  WORLDON  CHARLOTTE  GUNDAGAI
1650/1908  WORLDON  CHARLES  NORRIS  JANE  GUNDAGAI
1664/1913  WORLDON  THOMAS S  CRANE  ALMA V  GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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  1. Edward Joseph Battye was my great grandfather. My grandmother was Matilda Battye Blake and I am interested in information about her if you find any. My mother Dorothy Matilda Blake spoke of her grandfather and the silver he was given by the town for his efforts during the flood.

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