Letter from Aubrey Hall to Margaret Donegan, 6 August 1937
|Title:||Letter from Aubrey Hall to Margaret Donegan, 6 August 1937|
|Storage location:||H.M. Wilson Archives/Folder 1|
|Date:||1937 Aug 6 Fri|
|Author:||Harold Aubrey Hall|
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|License:||This work is free of known copyright restrictions.|
|Related people:||Harold Aubrey Hall • Helen Margaret Wilson (née Hall)|
5 Prospect Road
Carnarvon Club (Inc.,)
My dear Margaret,
Being a gentleman of leisure at the moment, but not I regret today one of the idle rich here [illegible] }. Am on holiday until Sept, when I expect to return to [illegible] next Tuesday hope to get a lift to CK with Alex Angelo, when D.V. I shall see [illegible] , get what information I can re Grace and Williams for the Trustee Cy [illegible] dates I need before I can expend the
balance of the Hall memorial Fund on the grave (nearly a hundred pounds) have already spent about £115 on the Memorial Screen in Roebourne Church and [illegible] a lot of information only the old [illegible] .
Cousin [illegible] is putting up £25 to get a professional genealogist in England to compile an [illegible] family tree. Allen K. went overland to [illegible] with Leslie Selling[?] , whilst he was away I was at the homestead and worked from there after he returned. As soon as Allen got home, he went off to [illegible] and brought up [illegible] and Mrs Shean and Beryl Saunders. I put on half a stone whilst at the homestead and enjoyed the pleasant company, the [illegible] is a learned cleric and Mrs H. a perfect dear, but they are both a little difficult to talk to, he very deaf and she slightly deaf and talks very quickly and has a cleft palate.
Dorothy? Mosely is engaged to Hoot
Gibson. Allen took a snap of the family at Mardie[?] . D. looks handsome, Margaret pretty. Geo. M. huge and Mrs M. very much aged. Reg is on a station on the Ashburton only about 800 sheep on Coburn, £2 000 pounds expended on new bores on Coburn without getting anything but salt water.
I don’t think Woramel will shear more than fifteen thousand sheep this year.
Winnie has let half of 8 Outram Street and reserved the other half for themselves.
Mother, Con ad Berry very well. Berry’s garden flourishing. Just before I came in, Tommy[?] injured himself, apparently on the [illegible] fence and had to be shot. Very sad.
John [illegible] farewelled at the Club this afternoon. A big mob playing billiards whilst I write and a lady or ladies being entertained in the [illegible] room.
If you hung Carnarvon up by the heels, you wouldn’t get the price of a drink out of it. Alex Fane secured the lease of the Commons, then tried to hand it over to Geo. F. The Council
cancelled his lease and leased it to Darcy Mcleod[?] so I should be fairly right as Darcy didn’t pay me a shilling for his [illegible] horses for years. For that matter neither did the Fanes.
Did Peter complete his welding course? Well done for his A licence. Berry and I will put thro 20' lengths of 4x4 [illegible] "[illegible] ", until and get Pete to fly? her when you come over to the W.? Winnie brought a woman? cook for …? Before that Gwyn had the babes and housework all on her own.
Love to you both, Dad