The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser
MR. THOMAS GREENSTREET.
On Wednesday morning last there passed away, at the residence of his son, Mr. C. H. Greenstreet, at South Casino, one of the district's oldest identities, in the person t of Mr. Thomas Greenstreet. Deceased, who was 83 years of ago, had been ailing for some time past, and death came not altogether unexpectedly but as a happy release. The late Mr. Green- street was one, who, like many other
of our good old pioneers, had lived a life that was varied and at times exciting. He was born in Kent, Eng- land, about the year 1831, and in 1852 married Miss E. C. Mackney, sister of Mr. W. K. Mackney, now a resident of Alstonville. With his wife he left England for Australia in March of the following year, landing in Sydney in July, 1859. He was a landscape gardener by trade, and at once found employment at Ashlield, where he remained for some time. In those early days the facilities for educating the young were not as plentiful as they are now, and Mrs. Greenstreet, opening a private school at Ashfield, soon had plenty of pupils, her scholasLtic and teaching abilities being much sought after. After some years at Ashfield the call "to the land" attracted Mr. Green street, as it has in many other cases, and he and his wife left for the Clar- ence, where for a time he engaged in contracting and was successful. Later he removed to Fineflour Creek, and, after living there for some time, to Barrett's Creek, where he took up land. From Barrett's Crek, after weathering well there the trials and difficulties of the early settler, deceased and his wife remov- ed to Casino and took over the Dur- ham Ox Hotel, one of the first licen- sed houses here, which occupied thoe site overlooking the river whereon Mr. J. B. McDougall's residence now
stands. That was about 1869. In those days the Durham Ox was a well-known hostelry, and there many of our oldest hands often met and told yarns of their experiences, which, if recorded, would make in teresting history. After a nine years' stay in the Durham Ox, de- ceased moved to Wyan, where he conducted an hotel, afterwards re- moving to Wyandah. Again the "moving'" spirit was in the old gen- tleman, and he went to Myrtle Creek, where he resided up to a few ears ago, until failing health com pelled him to remove to town. When the late Mr. Greenstreet was licensee of the Durham Ox Hotel he also had a store and did a lot of hawking. Distance, was no object with this sturdy old pioneer, and he and his pack horses were not only a familiar but a welcome sight in the then sparsely-settled bush districts. As was only to be expected, in those days when roads were unknown and railways undreamt of, the deceased had many exciting experiences, and many times he was lost and had to remain in the bush for perhaps days at a time. These incidents, however, he looked upon as only natural con- sequences, and of late years he used to delight in telling his many friends and young relations the thrilling ex- periences he went through. Although, he was a man with the heart of a lion, these hardships undoubtedly made depredations into his constitu tion, and as he grew older told upon him, and of late years made inroads upon his health. Deceased was a very enthusiastic Friendly Society man, and it was he and Mr. W. K. Mackney, father of Messrs. W. G.
H., and E. Mackney, of Casino, who started the first Foresters' Lodge in Grafton in 1860. Right up to the time of his death deceased was a keen Forester, although of late fail- ing health deterred him from taking an active part in lodge work, his sympathies were with the movement to the last. Deceased leaves to mourn his loss an aged widow and large family, all of whom are well known and highly respected through- out this district. His daughters ar Mesdames E. Andrews (Casino), A. Cumming (Casino), J. Bennett (Stratheden), H. V. Rapp (Rapp- ville), H. Mackney (Casino), T. Caddell (Casino), F. Tyler (Syd- ney) , and Miss Greenstreet (Myrtle Creek). The sons are Messrs. George (Queensland), Edward, Charles, and Richmond. He also leaves a large number of grandchildren and some 60 odd great-grandchildren. His re- mains were interred in the general cemetery at Casino yesterday mor- ing when there was a large number of Casino and district friends pre- sent to pay their last respects to one who was truly a pioneer. Prior to the service at the graveside a short
service was conducted at St. Mark's Church of England by the Rev. G. P. M. Ware . From the cemetery gates the coffin was borne to its last long resting place by several mem- bers of the Casino Foresters' Lodge. Mr. W. G. Mackney had charge of the obsequies. To the many rela- tives and friends of deceased we ex- tend our deepest sympathy in their hour of tribulation
by steve74 on 2013-12-08 20:30:22
4th September 1951, Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)
MRS. B. A. MACKNEY
Mrs. Bertha A. Mackney, of Beith Street, Casino, died in the Memorial Hospital early on Saturday morning. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Greenstreet, well known identities of Casino dis- trict, she was born in Grafton 85 years ago. She came to the Casino district with her parents at a very early age. Her late parents occupied the old hotel here, originally known as the "Durham Ox". They were also at Wyan and Myrtle Creek. At the age of 25 she married Henry Norton Mackney, member of a well-known Casino building family. He died about nine years ago. One son, Eric Neville, survives. Another son was killed in the First World War. Miss Alice Greenstreet, of Brisbane, is the only remaining sister.
The funeral took place on Sun- day from St. Mark's Church of England, the Rev. Doak officiat-
by steve74 on 2013-12-08 20:56:23
1st February 1924 Northern Star
DEATH OF MRS. ANDREWS
CASINO, Thursday.Mrs. Edward An- drews, wife of Mr. Edward Andrews, died at the age of 70 years at the residence of her 'daughter, Mrs. J. B. Anderson, Oatley.
She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Greenstreet, of Myrtle Creek.
Mrs. Andrews came with her husband from the Clarence to Casino in 186855 years agoand they had practically resided in the district since then, except during the last four years when Mrs. Andrews went to the Tweed to reside alternately with her son William, and her daughter (Mrs. Bay Jones).
She leaves a widower and a grown up family of six sons and three daughters. The sons are :Edward (Kyogle), Walter (Tweed), William (Stokers Siding), George (Brisbane), Ken (Wellington) and Claude (Queensland). The daughters are :Mrs. Ray Jones (Murwillumbah), Mrs. J. B. Ander- son (Oatley), and Mrs. Alex Cummings (Ca- sino). Her sisters , are :Mrs. Alex Cum mings (Casino), Mrs. H. V. Rapp (Rappville), Mrs. T. Caldwell and Mrs. H. Mackney (Ca- sino), Mrs. F. Tyler (Sydney), and Miss Alice Greenstreet (Myrtle Creek), and Messrs. C. H. Greenstreet (Casino) and R. Green- street (Myrtle Creek), are brothers
by steve74 on 2013-12-08 21:10:13
27th february 1922,
The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT.
Yesterday afternoon, just as the shadows began to lengthen and the pall of night was beginning to fall, death claimed one of the oldest and most re- spected residents of the district in the
person of Mrs. Elizabeth C. Greenstreet at her residence at Myrtle Creek, where she and some members of her family had resided for many years, and the name was synonymous with travellers of the olden days between Casino and Grafton, and much regret will be ex- pressed at the passing of the old lady. Born at Dartford, Kent, England, de- ceased with her husband arrived in Australia about 1856, and shortly after came to this district. For a time Mr. and Mrs. Greenstreet kept the Durham Ox Hotel at Casino in the premises now known as 'Kelso,' the Church of England Grammar School hostel. Later, they kept an hotel at Wyan, and then removed to Myrtle Creek, where they have, resided ever since. Decased's hus- band prdeceased her about seven years. Granny Greenstreet was known all over the district, and was greatly esteemed for her many acts of kindness to tra- vellers and to those who made her home at Myrtle Creek a stopping place. Her sojourn on earth ran to 90 years, the 90th birthday being celebrated re- cently, and as may be imagined the cause of death was senile decay. A large family, all grown up, is left to mourn her loss. These include Mrs. E. An- drews (Casino and Tweed River), Mrs. A. Cumming (Casino), Mrs. H. V. Rapp (Rappville), Mrs. H. N. Mackney (Cas- ino), Mrs. T. Cadell (Casino), Mrs. F. G. Tyler (Dulwich Hill), Miss A. E. Greenstreet (Myrtle Creek), and one daughter deceased, the late Mrs. J. Ben- nett. 'The sons are George W. (Woody Point, Brisbane), Edward T., Charles H. (Casino), and Richmond (Myrtle Creek). Mr. W. K. Mackney, of Alston- ville, is a brother of deceased. The funeral took place to-day, the remains being interred in the Church of Eng- land portion of the Casino cemetery, Canon Ware officiating at the grace side, while funeral arrangoinouts were in the hands of Mr. T. Hircock
by steve74 on 2013-12-08 21:14:45
28th January 1941, Northern Star
MRS. CLARA CUMMING
CASINO, Monday.A pioneer resi dent, Mrs. Clara Cumming, widow of the late Alex Cumming. died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. E. Rayner, of Casino, this morning. The deceased, who was 83 years of age, had lived in this district since she was a child and was a member of the Greenstreet family who were amongst the earliest settlers in this district. Her father, Thos. Greenstreet, conducted the Durham Ox Hotel at Casino in 1867. It was situated near the Casino bowling green, the main river crossing in the days before the traffic bridge was built. The Durham Ox was more than an hotelit was the meeting place for the small local community and the first port of call of all travel lers com inn- by road from the south.
The late Mrs. Cumming was born in Sydney and as a child come to Pine Flower, near Yugilbar, Clarence River, with her parents. Her father moved to Casino 73 years ago, and Mrs. Cum ming had lived here since then. Mr. Greenstreet settled on a property at Myrtle Creek after leaving the Durhanv Ox and conducted a hotel and store at1 the latter centre. The original property owned by her father is still in the pos session of Miss Alice Greenstreet, who has a farm and post office there.
The late Mrs. Cumming was married in 1875 and her husband commenced business as a butcher in premises a few yards from the new traffic bridge on the Casino side. Mr. Cumming died 14 years ago. The family comprised John (deceased), Geo., Clyde, Hugh, David and Gordon (the latter being killed at Gallipoli); and the following daugh ters: Mesdames Jas. Rayner (Casino), O. H. Moore (Orange), and C. T. Maclo ney (South Grafton). There are 31 grandchildren and 26 great-grand children. Sisters of the deceased are Mesdames H. Rapp, senr. (Grafton), H. Mackney (Casino), and Miss Alice Greenstreet (Myrtle Creek). Mr. Rich mond Greenstreet (Myrtle Creek) is a brother. Deceased sisters and brothers were Mesdames E. Andrews, J. Bennett, T. Caddell, P. Tyler and Edward, Chas., and Geo. Greenstreet,
A service was held at the Presbyter ian Church this afternoon and burial took place in Casino cemetery. Trevor D. Bevan had charge of the funeral arrangements
by steve74 on 2013-12-08 21:20:49
GREENSTREET. In loving memory of my husband and our dear father, Charles Henry Greenstreet, who de- parted this life, July 23, 1928. Two little words, not hard to write; But two we will remember all our life Our Dad. Inserted by his sorrowing wife, sons and daughters.
GREENSTREET. In loving memory of our dear father and father-in-law, who died on July 23, 1928. There's a day we all remember, A day we cannot forget; When we lost our dear father, Whose memory lingers yet. . Inserted by his loving son Jack, daughter-in-law Bess, and granddaughter Beryl.
The Richmond River Express CASINO & KYOGLE ADVERTISER TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1929