Author: badcock

Newman Williatt (1797-1832) & family

Amongst Longford’s early residents were Newman Williatt and his wife Eliza and one child, they moved there from Launceston, Tasmania around 1829. Newman Williatt and Eliza Towers married in Launceston on 29 July 1824. While living in Launceston, the birth of two children have been located, a girl, Janet Elizabeth, born on 1 October 1825 […]

Liffey Wesleyan Methodist church in Bishopsbourne later moved to Elphinstone, Cressy

Liffey Wesleyan Methodist Church in Bishopsbourne (1872-1909) moved to Elphinstone, Cressy, Methodist Church 1909-1947 At the Wesleyan District meeting in Launceston on Friday 10 November 1871, approval was given to build “a small wooden church at the Liffey”. A congregation had been meeting there prior to 1848, it being noted as a preaching place in […]

Perth (Tasmania) Methodist Church (later Uniting Church)

A history by Harry Bean printed and distributed for the 150-year celebration of the Methodist Church in 1988. Correction: Sir Walter Lee became Premier of Tasmania for the first time in 1916. He later became Premier of Tasmania again in 1923 and 1934. Perth Church Closing Service, 8 October 2002 Pictured (L-R) – Ray Hanham, […]

Ivan Badcock: Primary Schooling Bishopsbourne & Bracknell – 1948-1955

I commenced school at Bishopsbourne after the September school holidays in 1948 and remained there until the end of the school year in 1954, going onto Bracknell for the 1955 year. The headmaster and only teacher when starting school was Mr. Harry McGuire who was quite young and newly married and had till wars end […]

Presbyterian Church, Evandale, Tasmania (now Uniting Church) & Reverend Robert Russell (1808-1877)

Attached is a history of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Reverend Russell, written and published in February 1964 by historian Mr. Karl von Steiglitz to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Church. Some recent photos have been added. Candelabrum By Ivan Badcock – 18 May 2022