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Robert Winterburn KEMP

Male 1873 - 1960  (86 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 7 ancestors and 54 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert Winterburn KEMP 
    Born 20 Dec 1873  Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID LDDR-FGB 
    _UID 128E524B49BBD511B5DF0010A4E67B38089E 
    Died 9 May 1960  Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I1346  ONS
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2013 

    Father Ancestors John KEMP,   b. Abt 1825, Knottingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1907, Mirboo East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary CLARKE,   b. Abt 1835, Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1853  Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    • Note, John's surname recorded as Genep possibly due to strong Yorkshire accent. As both John and Mary could not read/write (as indicated by mark for signature) this oversight could not be corrected
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke
    Marriage certificate of John Kemp & Mary Clarke, 1853
    Notes 
    • KEMP FAMILY:

      "Mr. John Kemp arrived later in the year of 1878. He came from Ballarat accompanied by his son William Kemp and was later joined by two other sons, Thomas and George. Mrs. Kemp remained in Ballarat with the younger members of the family of twelve until a house was built at Boolarra. Mr. Kemp's property 3-4 miles out of Boolarra was named "Windsor Park" after Mr. Billy Windsor, an 18 stone, 6 foot giant of a man who used to shoot wild cattle on the Scrubby Forest Station at Yinnar. Later he worked for various families in the Boolarra district. When Mr. Kemp first came to his selection, he felled a very large tree of 12 feet in diameter. The ends rested on the ground, but under the middle was a depression in the ground up to three feet deep. A hut was built onto this log and bunks placed in the depression. If any branches or trees fell, the huge log protected the men. In 1880 Miss Katie Kemp opened the school at Yinnar. In 1884 Mr. Will Kemp and his brother-in-law Mr. Will Secombe started the first local paper "The Morwell Advertiser".
      - (Mrs. D. Morrow from letter written to Mr. Schmidt 1951)

      FURTHER PIONEERING FAMILIES:

      These three families were closely followed by other pioneering families. Families such as the Irvings, Hopkins, Earls, Mantons, O'Gradys, Collyers, Dan Stewart, Mulrooneys, Latters, Amiets, Kellehers, McDonalds, Blacks, Christians, Gleesons, Scanlons and many others in the ensuing years. Each member of the Irving family selected a block. Mr. Jack Irving, the first teacher had Brown's farm, Mr. Murdoch Irving had Pottengers, Mr. George Iriving selected part of Mr. W. Hibbins place, Miss Barbara Irving had Phillip's farm. Mr. & Mrs. Irving lived with their daughter while she taught at the Hazelwood Ridge School. Mr. Dan McDonald had "Barr's" Place but sold out a few years later to Mr. S. Burnie and moved to Yinnar.

      The Hopkins were on Newbegins, Mantons on Lockarts, Mr. Tom Collyer on Foxes and Mr. Jack Collyer on Cummins. Messrs. O'Grady and O'Reilly were in partnership on the National Mutual. Mr. O'Grady a little later moved to the adjoining farm which he called "Hilltop" and remained there till about 1921 when he sold out to Mr. Robbins and retired to Melbourne.

      The Duck were on Walsh's and Mr. Duck used to carry the mail from Morwell to Yinnar. Mrs. Duck planted thistles called Teasles used for teasing wool in the early days. Also on the same property Mrs. Fawkner (Faulkner) planted willows for the purpose of making baskets from the young limbs. They are called basket willows and can be seen today lining the banks of the rivers and creeks around Boolarra. This would have been in the late 1890's or early 1900's.

      The Black family was on the property once owned by the Perrys and Primroses who bought it from Mr. Harry Fancke, who took over from the Blacks. Two other early settlers were Mr. Harry Weatheral and Mr. Tom Weatheral the former having Mr. Harry Fisher's farm. They belonged to a family of cabinet makers and amongst other things made pianos and a large number of the cases in the Museum, Melbourne. The Earls owned Reid's property at Boolarra South and another Manton was on Mr. George Bickerton's property.

      The Hopkins family apparently came to Boolarra from the mining township of Mt. Egerton in the Ballarat district. The family established a general store in Boolarra in 1889. Another early-settler Mr. W. O'Grady was a member of the Morwell Shire Council from 1898-1906. O'Grady's Creek which flowed through his property at Boolarra is named after him.

      Mr. W. P. Christian and his brother bought Hopkin's store. W. P. Christian before coming to Boolarra in the late 1890's was a member of the champion Essendon Football Team 1891-92-93. David T. Latter established a blacksmith's business in 1866 but from 1891 became interested in the timber trade. Thomas Scanlon came from Geelong in 1884 and selected land nine miles out of Boolarra. He was also the proprietor of the Club Hotel in 1902. The Gleeson family came to Gippsland in 1875 and selected land at Hazelwood, later coming to Boolarra in 1895."
      - (Mrs. D. Morrow 1951 and Morwell Historical Society News 1966)
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Sophia Annie SMITH,   b. 31 Jan 1882, Beaufort, Victoria, Australian Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1938, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1903  Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    • The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Saturday 15 August 1903
      KEMP-SMITH.-On the 15th July., at "Fernlea,"  Boolarra, Robert Winterburn, sixth son of Mr. John Kemp, Morwell, to Sophie Annie, third daughter of E. R. Smith.
      Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic. : 1888 - 1954) Friday 17 July 1903
      KEMP-SMITH-On 15th July, at "Fernlea" Boolarra, by the Rev. G. Cox, Sophie Annie, third daughter of E. R. Smith, to Robert Wnterburn,sixth son of John Kemp, Morwell.
    Children 
    +1. Arthur Meredith Robert KEMP,   b. 24 Jan 1904, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Allan Winterburn KEMP,   b. 18 Dec 1905, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1964, Hampton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +3. Dorothy Edith KEMP,   b. 26 Oct 1907, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1995  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Marjory Annie KEMP,   b. 30 Nov 1910, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1996  (Age 85 years)
     5. Claude Meredith KEMP,   b. 17 Feb 1913, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Royal Park, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. Living
    +7. Keith Clarke KEMP,   b. 29 Jan 1917, Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1985, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Married: 1x8. Living
    +9. Frank KEMP,   b. 16 May 1921,   d. 24 Feb 2003, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     10. Barry Winterburn KEMP,   b. 25 Nov 1923,   d. 19 Jul 1943, New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     11. Living
    Family ID F9410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1873 - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1903 - Boolarra, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1960 - Brighton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S286] VicGold Genealogy Database - National Centenary An.

    2. [S90] Internet - Email contact, Shirley Morrow ([email protected]) (Reliability: 2).
      Paper file sent from Shirley

    3. [S1142] Australian Vital Records 1788 - 1905, Reg. No. 1874/6833 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S100] Digger - Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, Reg. No. 1960/12016 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, John Kemp (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, Proposed Change: John KEMP (I1334); 15 May 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S98] Digger - Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913, Reg. No. 1903/4003 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S2718] Email: Ian Donald Stanley, Proposed Change: Sophia Annie SMITH (I31667); 22 April 2013; Andrew Kemp (Reliability: 2).

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