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Meadows Edward

Male 1890 - 1958  (68 years)


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  • Name Meadows Edward 
    Born 25 Feb 1890  ,Bourke, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  102 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 28 Mar 1939  688 Blende Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • RUPEE MINE
      LEASE
      Labor Conditions
      Suspended
      A SUSPENSION of labor conditions
      for a period of six months on a
      section of the lease known as the
      Rupee Mine was granted by Mr. A.
      B. Collins in the Warden's Court yes-
      terday afternoon.
      Gordon Miller, Edward Meadows,
      and Ernest Evan Trewren applied
      for a suspension of labor conditions
      on mineral lease 4432 in the Parish
      of Bolaira and County of Yancowinna.
      Edward Meadows, miner, of 688
      Blende-street, a lessee of the lease,
      said that the lease comprised a Sec-
      tion of the Rupee mine. Much repair
      work had been done to the shaft and
      debris had been removed.
      Chip samples had been taken and
      assayed. They revealed the presence
      of 12½ per cent. lead, and 30
      ounces of silver to the ton. The shaft
      was about 35ft. deep.
      On August 2, 1937, an option was
      granted to the Rupee Broken Hill
      Ltd. and almost immediately diamond
      drilling was commenced. Four holes
      were sunk to a depth of 260 and
      more feet. The campaign cost just
      over £1000. The company had now
      relinquished the option on each lease.
      DEEP DRILLING
      Meadows said that he and his part-
      ners were of the opinion that if the
      drilling was deep enough a commer-
      cially payable ore body would be
      found.
      Australian Silver Lead Development
      Ltd. had been approached to take an
      option over the property. The com-
      pany had been asked to drill to a
      depth of at least 600ft.
      The application was granted
    Residence 1943  688 Blende Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Miner
    Residence 1954  646 Beryl Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Miner
    Died 18 Apr 1958  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Notes 
    • WARDEN OPENS INQUIRY
      Complaints About
      Labor Conditions
      AT the direction of the Minister for Mines, an inquiry
      was conducted in the Warden's Court today before
      the Mining Warden (Mr. K. Donaldson) under Section
      124 (a) of the Mining Act into a complaint by James
      Henry Pearce that the labor conditions on Mining Lease
      No. 4367, known as the Rupee mine, had not been ful-
      filled by the lessees, Ernest Evan Trewren, Edward
      Meadows, and Gordon Miller, for a period of approxi-
      mately two months prior to April 1, 1938.
      Pearce requested that the subject
      lease be granted to him.
      Mr. J. J. Davoren appeared for
      Pearce, and Mr. M. Austen Brown for
      the three lessees, Trewren, Miller
      and Meadows.
      James Henry Pearce, prospector,
      of 406 Cobalt-street, said the com-
      plaint was in respect of Mining Lease
      No. 4367, Parish of Bolaira, County
      of Yancowinna, of 40 acres, which
      was granted to Ernest Evan Trewren,
      Edward Meadows and Gordon Miller,
      and which was the subject of an
      option agreement to Mitchell Austen
      Brown and was assigned to Mr. J. G.
      M. Hains for Rupee (B.H.) Ltd. He
      alleged that the labor conditions were
      not complied with for approximately
      two months prior to April 1, 1938.
      During that period he went to the
      lease eight or nine times in the day-
      time. He made all except one of his
      visits on week days during ordinary
      working hours.
      On each occasion, there was nobody
      present on the lease. There were
      signs that diamond drilling had been
      done on the lease. There were a few
      cores lying about near some drill
      holes. After he made his complaint,
      Trewren and Miller went to see him
      at his home.
      Mr. Brown said he was instruct-
      ed that the conversation took
      place without prejudice, and ob-
      jected on those grounds.
      Pearce said that Trewren and Miller
      asked him what he was going to do
      about the Rupee. He told them that
      he had sent his complaint to the
      Minister, and that it appeared that
      nobody had been working there for
      months. Trewren said, "It is not
      us you will have to go. It is the Rupee
      Company." One of the men said, "If
      you win the case, which we think
      you will, we will go the company for
      damages."
      Pearce replied, "You have already
      received money out of it, and about
      500 shares each. Anyhow, it was in
      the paper that you had abandoned it
      so I do not think I am doing any
      harm." They said that they did not
      blame him.
      Pearce said that Trewren and Mil-
      ler, and a man named Harris or
      Meadows saw him at the Theatre
      Royal Hotel on June 5. The man
      Harris (or Meadows) said, "It looks
      as if you are going to get the thing.
      How about coming in with us? I
      think we have been sold as regards
      the mine.
      "We have a block on each side of
      you. What about coming in with us
      and forming a company, as we know
      you have a chance of floating and get-
      ting things done?" Pearce replied,
      "I don't know much about that."
      Harris (or Meadows) continued: "If
      you like to come in we will get away
      from this company. If you get the
      place then we can get it going be-
      tween us." ,
      Pearce replied, "I don't care
      much for doing this sort of thing.
      I don't think I'll be in that. Let
      the court decide it."
      He made the present complaint on
      April 1, and now asked that the lease
      be declared forfeited for the non-
      compliance of labor conditions, and
      that the subject lease be granted to
      himself.
      To Mr. Brown: There was nothing
      said during these conversations that
      they were to be without prejudice.
      They did not say that they had been
      advised that I did not have a chance
      of winning the case, nor did they
      suggest to me that I was a claim
      jumper."
      I do not think Trewren, Meadows
      and Miller did much work on the
      lease, nor that the company has spent
      much money there. The company may
      have spent £1000 on diamond drilling.
      I am making this application on
      my own behalf, although there are
      other people interested. I remember
      now that the man whom I thought
      was Harris was named Meadows.
      Pearce declined to give the
      names of other persons interest-
      ed. He would not say whether
      or not he was interested in a num-
      ber of other mining ventures
      round Broken Hill.
      Pearce refused to answer when he
      was asked whether he had obtained
      a suspension of labor conditions 0n
      other lesses. He also declined to
      answer when asked if he made his
      living by illegal gaming.
      Mr. Brown asked if there was any
      improvement in his financial position
      since May, 1935, but Pearce again de-
      clined to answer, refusing also to
      disclose his present financial position.
      To Mr. Davoren : None of the pre-
      sent holders of the lease nor anyone
      associated with Rupee (B.H.) Ltd
      are interested with me in this com-
      plaint. Fix t [8]
    Person ID I167  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2015 

    Father Meadows John,   d. 29 Jul 1935, ,Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Dart Mary Jane,   b. 1862, ,,,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1942, ,Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1879  ,Menindie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pusell Matilda May,   b. 5 Feb 1902, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1929, Broken Hill Hospital, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1916  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Meadows Irene Mary,   b. 1917, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1995, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Meadows Florence Ethel,   b. 1918,   d. Bef 26 Feb 2016, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 98 years)
     5. Meadows Blanche Gertrude,   b. 1922, ,,,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1997  (Age 75 years)
     6. Meadows Margaret Ellen,   b. 1924,   d. 1982  (Age 58 years)
     7. Meadows Eileen Mabel,   b. 9 Jun 1929, ,Broken Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1929, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Clarke Ruby Pearl,   b. 1898, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1981, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1934  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1890 - ,Bourke, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1916 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1934 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1958 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Ryan Family Tree.

    2. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Name:Edward Meadows Birth Date:1890 Father's Name:Meadows Mother's Name:Mary J Birth Place:New South Wales Registration Year:1890 Registration Place:Bourke, New South Wales Registration number:7487.

    3. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1930 > Darling > Broken Hill > M > 7.

    4. [S110] Barrier Miner, Tuesday 28 March 1939.

    5. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1943 > Darling > Broken Hill North > M > 3.

    6. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1954 > Darling > Broken Hill > M > 4.

    7. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 14088/1958.
      MEADOWS EDWARD JOHN MARY JANE BROKEN HILL

    8. [S110] Barrier Miner, Friday 4 November 1938.

    9. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Cobar 1916 15490.

    10. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Broken Hill 1934 3886.