Family History Notebook

 Charles Joshua Swindle

Son of of John Swindle and Ann Smeaton, born 1897 in Molong, New South Wales, Australia

Married Linda Mary Green in 1923 in Cowra, New South Wales

Children

 ?

Died on the 12th of December 1973

PersonID 02288

Notes

1    See also Smeaton family history site at http://users.bigpond.net.au/neilpollock/history/smeaton.html.
More information at http://npollock.id.au/history/smeaton.html

2    There is also Charles Edward Swindle born 1896 in Canowindra, NSW.

3    (From Wikipedia) The name Molong comes from the aboriginal word for 'all rocks'.

William Lee of Kelso is said to have had cattle in the area by 1819. He later held property just north of present Molong, around Larras Lee. In 1826 a military and police outpost was established at Molong, on Governor Darling's orders, as a step in opening up the government stock reserve west of the Macquarie River for settlement.

Molong is located on the Mitchell Highway about 300 kilometres west of Sydney and about 30 kilometres from the city of Orange. It is elevated at 529 metres above sea level. At the 2011 census, Molong had a population of 1,629 people. Charles Sturt visited Molong in 1828. Molong was the site of the first copper mine in Australia, located at Copper Hill just outside of Molong.

The railway from Sydney reached Molong in 1886; it was later extended to Parkes. A branch railway to Dubbo was opened in 1925 and closed in 1987.

The Division of Calare is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was first contested at the 1906 election; created to replace the abolished Division of Canobolas, and is named for the local Aboriginal name for the Lachlan River, which runs through the western part of the division. The name should be pronounced Kal-ah-ree, but the pronunciation Kul-air is established.[citation needed]

The division stretches from Forbes and Parkes in the west, to Orange, Bathurst, Lithgow and Oberon in the east.

Canowindra is an historic township located near Cowra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia in Cabonne Shire. Canowindra is situated on the Belubula River. The curving main street, Gaskill Street, is partly an urban conservation area. At the 2011 census, Canowindra and the surrounding area had a population of 2,381. The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'a home'.

Sources

a)    Australia Birth Index 1788 - 1922 (Ancestry)

Name: Charles J Swindle
Birth Date: 1897
Father's name: John Swindle
Mother's name: Annie
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1897
Registration Place: Molong, New South Wales
Registration Number: 33051

a)    Australia Electoral Rolls 1903 - 1980 (Ancestry)

1930

Canowindra, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1931

Bogan Gate, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1932

Bogan Gate, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1934

Bogan Gate, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1936

Cudal, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1937

Cudal, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1943

Orange, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1949

Millthorpe, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1954

Parkes, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1958

Parkes, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1963

Parkes, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

1972

Parkes, Calare, New South Wales, Australia

b)    Australia Marriage Index 1788 - 1950 (Ancestry)

Name: Linda M Green
Spouse Name: Charles J Swindle
Marriage Date: 1923
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Cowra, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1923
Registration Number: 11911

c)    New South Wales State Records

Charles Joshua Swindle - Date of Death 12/12/1973, Granted on 05/03/1974
Date range:
unknown
Item Number Or Control Symbol:
Series 4-766483
Descriptive Note:
Charles Joshua Swindle - Date of Death 12/12/1973, Granted on 05/03/1974
Access Direction:
Effect: Early; Duration: 5 years from grant of probate
Availability:
Available
Location:
Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood

d)   " Charles Joshua Swindle (1897-1973)
He was born to John and Annie Swindle in the Molong district in 1897 [b/c 33051]. He married Linda M. Green in the Cowra district in 1923 [m/c 11911]. He died in the Parkes District in 1973 [d/c 68907]. The Sands Directory lists a C.J. Swindle as having 166 422 acres at Manildra in 1929 and in 1930-1933 some 2035 acres on "Cudgelbar" at Bogan Gate. However as the census lists him as a labourer of Bridge St Canowindra in 1930 and the same of Ryall St Canowindra in 1936."

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