Meadows Edward1890 - 1958 (68 years)
Name Meadows Edward Born 25 Feb 1890 ,Bourke, NSW, Australia [1, 2] Gender Male Residence 1930 102 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia  Residence 28 Mar 1939 688 Blende Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia 
- RUPEE MINE
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-
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.
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
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 
Residence 1954 646 Beryl Street, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia 
Died 18 Apr 1958 ,,NSW,Australia [1, 7] Notes
- WARDEN OPENS INQUIRY
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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 
Person ID I167 GeniAus Family Tree Last Modified 26 Mar 2020
Father Meadows John, d. 29 Jul 1935, ,Broken Hill,NSW,Australia Mother Dart Mary Jane, b. 1862, ,,,Australia , d. 18 Jun 1942, ,Broken Hill,NSW,Australia (Age 80 years) Married 12 Mar 1879 ,Menindie, NSW, Australia Family ID F149 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Pusell Matilda May, b. 5 Feb 1902, ,,NSW,Australia , d. 27 Jun 1929, Broken Hill Hospital, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia (Age 27 years) Married 1916 ,,NSW,Australia  Children 1. Living 2. Living + 3. Meadows Irene Mary, b. 1917, ,,NSW,Australia , d. 25 Mar 1995, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia (Age 78 years) + 4. Meadows Florence Ethel, b. 1918, d. Bef 26 Feb 2016, ,,NSW,Australia (Age < 98 years) + 5. Meadows Blanche Gertrude, b. 1922, ,,,Australia , 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 , d. 16 Jun 1929, ,,NSW,Australia (Age 0 years) Last Modified 26 Mar 2020 Family ID F147 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 Clarke Ruby Pearl, b. 1898, ,,NSW,Australia , d. 7 Jul 1981, ,,NSW,Australia (Age 83 years) Married 1934 ,,NSW,Australia  Last Modified 26 Mar 2020 Family ID F148 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- RUPEE MINE
Event Map Born - 25 Feb 1890 - ,Bourke, NSW, Australia Married - 1916 - ,,NSW,Australia Married - 1934 - ,,NSW,Australia Died - 18 Apr 1958 - ,,NSW,Australia = Link to Google Earth
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Ryan Family Tree.
- [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.
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1930 > Darling > Broken Hill > M > 7.
- [S110] Barrier Miner, Tuesday 28 March 1939.
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1943 > Darling > Broken Hill North > M > 3.
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 Record for Edward Meadows New South Wales > 1954 > Darling > Broken Hill > M > 4.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 14088/1958.
MEADOWS EDWARD JOHN MARY JANE BROKEN HILL
- [S110] Barrier Miner, Friday 4 November 1938.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Cobar 1916 15490.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Broken Hill 1934 3886.
- [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Ryan Family Tree.