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THE SHORT FAMILY: ERNIE SHORT'S MEMORIES

J. Short in 1900 built a slaughter yard on the comer of Donaldson Street in Brushgrove and killed an average of 24 bullocks a week. The majority being shipped to Sydney Markets, the quarters were put into calico bags made by Mrs Short and the rest of the meat was salted and sold around the island by Mr Short using a spring cart for his delivery service.  In 1904 he built a butcher's shop and an adjoining residence. Lit by carbide lamps and using carbide for refrigeration, this shop was considered
to be the most up to date outside the city. His slaughterman was Ted Inman, previously employed at Ramornie Station, who could take off a bullock's hide in the twinkling of an eye and in speed to dress a bullock was only surpassed by Jack Slack, who once completed the whole of the operation in 3'/2 minutes.

The Bridge refrigeration plant was powered by a Tangye engine. All types of small goods, bacon, spiced meats and hams were produced. Mr J. Short purchased the famous corned beef recipe from Ramornie Station for f 25. The resultant corned beef was sold in 1001b lots locally and sent by ship to Sydney in one ton lots. When the rail link to South Grafton was completed the shipping of meat ceased. Mr Short later built a boat to convey his own meat to Sydney. Ernie Short, a son, worked for his father in the butcher shop until it was sold to Mr Stone.  His memories of these years are many and varied. As a small boy he helped to catch the "Chooks" from the Co-op at Hendersons to be loaded on Sydney bound ships. Henderson's employed 16 people.

As a young man around 1920 he was the proud owner of a Harley Davidson motor cycle and vividly remembers the Gas Light Handicap Races held on the Triangle. The tracks were roped off and lit by carbide lamps. Many good runners came from far and wide to compete for the money prizes. The starter was Mr Daley who owned a gun and between the races Tug"of-War events were held.  In later years the Triangle was leased by Mr Russell and corn and other crops were grown there. Now it lies unused.  Brushgrove did not have a fire brigade and over the years houses owned by Mr McNally on River Street, and Mr Tom McMahon on Clarence Street were burnt down, as was Harrison's Store and Mr Short's ]Butcher Shop. Mr Jack Kearns remembers being in Church with his parents when Harrison@s burnt.  Everyone ran from Church with buckets of water and tried unsuccessfully to put out the blaze. Later re-built it became Peter Sandilands Confectionery and Ice-Cream Shop.  The villagers could buy all their requirements locally, although sometimes when bad weather held up the supply boats from Sydney, food ran low. Ensby's Store in Woodford Street sold Drapery and Groceries using a horse drawn spring cart for deliveries around the island.  Henderson's Store in River Street indented their goods direct from England and Europe. The cargo arrived by ship in iron tanks which were later sold to farmers.

Mr Short lives at Tucabia with his daughter and family. Now in his 80's he paints pictures (the Pullen River Boats are his favourite subject), turns local timber on his lathe, producing beautiful bowls etc., and makes and repairs furniture. Never an idle moment.

(Mr Ernie Short has been of invaluable help to us in our research and we give him our thanks for the information supplied.)


Family Tree

Descendants of Tryphena BOORMAN and John SHORT

Generation No. 1

1. TRYPHENA3 BOORMAN (JAMES2, WILLIAM1) died 1936 in New South Wales,
Australia, registered Bellingen. She married JOHN SHORT 1862 in New South
Wales, Australia, registered Grafton.

Notes for TRYPHENA BOORMAN:
 NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - DEATHS
-------------------------------------
ECORD #1 OF 1
SURNAME SHORT
GIVEN NAME TRYPHENA
INDEX YEAR 1936
FATHER JAMES
MOTHER JANE
PLACE OF REG. BELLINGEN
REG. YEAR 1936
REG. NUMBER 2967


More About TRYPHENA BOORMAN:
Fact 3: Death registered Bellingen,N.S.W. 1936 No.2967

Marriage Notes for TRYPHENA BOORMAN and JOHN SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - MARRIAGES - 1788-188
 +-------------------------------------------
| RECORD #3 OF 13
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1862
| SPOUSE SURNAME BOERMAN
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) GREYPHENA
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1862
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 2019
|__________________________________________|
 NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - MARRIAGES - 1788-188
 +--------------------------------------------
| RECORD #4 OF 13
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1862
| SPOUSE SURNAME BOERMAN
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) TRYPHENA
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| CROSS REFERENCE R
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1862
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 2019
|____________________________________________|
|


More About JOHN SHORT and TRYPHENA BOORMAN:
Marriage: 1862, New South Wales, Australia, registered Grafton

Children of TRYPHENA BOORMAN and JOHN SHORT are:
2. i. MARY JANE4 SHORT, b. 1863, N.S.W., Australia , registered Grafton.
ii. AMY R SHORT, b. 1866, N.S.W., Australia , registered Grafton; m.
JOSEPH CUMBER, 1884, N.S.W. Australia , registered Ulmarra.

Notes for AMY R SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS- 1788-188
 +----------------------------------------
| RECORD #27 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) AMY R
| INDEX YEAR 1866
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1866
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 8927
|________________________________________|



Marriage Notes for AMY SHORT and JOSEPH CUMBER:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - MARRIAGE-1788-188
+----------------------------------------
| RECORD #4 OF 4
| SURNAME CUMBER
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOSEPH
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1884
| SPOUSE SURNAME SHORT
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) AMY K
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION ULMARRA
| CROSS REFERENCE R
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1884
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 4382
|__________________________________________


More About JOSEPH CUMBER and AMY SHORT:
Marriage: 1884, N.S.W. Australia , registered Ulmarra

iii. HENRY (HARRY) THOMAS SHORT, b. 1868, N.S.W., Australia ,
registered Grafton; d. July 12, 1941, Gympie,QLD,Australia; m. REBECCA MARY
WATSON, April 16, 1892, N.S.W, Australia, registered Maclean; b. December 01,
1871, Woodford Island, N.S.W., Australia; d. July 26, 1957, Gympie, QLD,
Australia.

Notes for HENRY (HARRY) THOMAS SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS - 1788-1888
+------------------------------------------
| RECORD #30 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) HENRY T
| INDEX YEAR 1868
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRIPHEMIA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1868
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 9884
|___________________________________________|
|


Marriage Notes for HENRY SHORT and REBECCA WATSON:
FEDERATION MARRIAGES, NSW 1889 - 1918 -
+-----------------------------------------------
| RECORD #2 OF 2
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) HENRY G
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1892
| SPOUSE SURNAME WATSON
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) REBECCA M
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION MACLEAN
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1892
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 4742
|_______________________________________|


More About HENRY SHORT and REBECCA WATSON:
Marriage: April 16, 1892, N.S.W, Australia, registered Maclean

3. iv. JOHN NEWTON (NEWT) SHORT, b. September 20, 1870, Southgate, N.S.W.,
Australia; d. December 06, 1931, N.S.W., Australia, registered Grafton.
v. SAMUEL JAMES SHORT, b. 1873, N.S.W, Australia, registered Grafton; d.
1927, N.S.W. Australia, registered Bellingen.

Notes for SAMUEL JAMES SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS-1788-188
+-----------------------------------------
| RECORD #46 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) SAMUEL JAMES
| INDEX YEAR 1873
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TEYPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1873
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 11047
|________________________________________|
|
NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - DEATHS - 1919-1945
+---------------------------------------------
| RECORD #8 OF 33
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME SAMUEL J
| INDEX YEAR 1927
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REG. BELLINGEN
| REG. YEAR 1927
| REG. NUMBER 6063
|____________________________________________|


More About SAMUEL JAMES SHORT:
Fact 3: registered Bellingen,N.S.W. 1927 No. 6063

vi. ISAURA T SHORT, b. 1875, N.S.W., Australia , registered Grafton; d.
1890, N.S.W., Australia.

Notes for ISAURA T SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS- 1788-188
+-----------------------------------------
| RECORD #54 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) ISAURA T
| INDEX YEAR 1875
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1875
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 11965
|_______________________________________|


vii. FLORENCE ETHEL SHORT, b. 1878, N.S.W., Australia, registered
Grafton.

Notes for FLORENCE ETHEL SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS - 1788-1888
+--------------------------------------------
| RECORD #63 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) FLORENCE ETHEL
| INDEX YEAR 1878
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1878
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 13471
|__________________________________________|
|
FEDERATION MARRIAGES, NSW 1889 - 1918 -
+-----------------------------------------------
| RECORD #1 OF 4
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) FLORENCE E
| SEX FEMALE
| INDEX YEAR 1905
| SPOUSE SURNAME FOSTER
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) AUGUSTUS S
| SPOUSE SEX MALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1905
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 6885
|______________________________________________|


viii. JOHN SHORT, b. 1880, N.S.W., Australia, registered Grafton.

Notes for JOHN SHORT:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTH-1788-188
+---------------------------------------
| RECORD #68 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN
| INDEX YEAR 1880
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRIPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1880
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 15246
|________________________________________|
|



Generation No. 2

2. MARY JANE4 SHORT (TRYPHENA3 BOORMAN, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1863 in
N.S.W., Australia , registered Grafton. She married REUBEN DOUST 1882 in
N.S.W. Australia , registered Ulmarra, son of DAVID DOUST and MARY WATERS.

Notes for MARY JANE SHORT:
 NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS-1788-188
+-----------------------------------
| RECORD #12 OF 25
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) MARY J
| INDEX YEAR 1863
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHEMIA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1863
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 8037
|______________________________________|


Marriage Notes for MARY SHORT and REUBEN DOUST:
NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - MARRIAGES - 1788-188
+--------------------------------------------------
| RECORD #1 OF 2
| SURNAME DOUST
| GIVEN NAME(S) REUBEN
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1882
| SPOUSE SURNAME SHORT
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) MARY JANE
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION ULMARRA
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1882
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 4044
|___________________________________________|


More About REUBEN DOUST and MARY SHORT:
Marriage: 1882, N.S.W. Australia , registered Ulmarra

Children of MARY SHORT and REUBEN DOUST are:
i. HEDLEY SAMAUEL5 DOUST, b. December 14, 1882.
ii. EFFIE REBECCA DOUST, b. June 25, 1885.
iii. STAFFORD DOUST, b. October 12, 1889.
iv. REUBAN WATERS DOUST, b. May 18, 1894.
v. BARTON DOUST, b. August 05, 1898.
vi. CLIFTON DOUST, b. August 05, 1898.

3. JOHN NEWTON (NEWT)4 SHORT (TRYPHENA3 BOORMAN, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born
September 20, 1870 in Southgate, N.S.W., Australia, and died December 06,
1931 in N.S.W., Australia, registered Grafton. He married (1) FRANCES LOUISA
KEARNS July 01, 1896 in Brushgrove, N.S.W., Australia, daughter of WILLIAM
KEARNS and FRANCES WALLWORK. She was born February 25, 1871 in Grafton,
N.S.W., Australia, and died May 12, 1918 in Grafton, N.S.W., Australia. He
married (2) ALICE JENKINS 1919 in N.S.W, Australia, registered Bellingen.
She was born Abt. 1871.

NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS-1788-188
+----------------------------------------
| RECORD #36 OF 94
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN N
| INDEX YEAR 1870
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1870
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 10551
|_____________________________________

NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - DEATHS - 1919-1945
+--------------------------------------------
| RECORD #22 OF 33
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME JOHN N
| INDEX YEAR 1931
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER TRYPHENA
| PLACE OF REG. GRAFTON
| REG. YEAR 1931
| REG. NUMBER 19595
|__________________________________________|

buried Grafton 59 2 SHORT, JOHN NEWTON 06 DEC 1931 age 61

More About JOHN NEWTON (NEWT) SHORT:
Fact 3: Death registered Grafton,N.S.W. 1931 No.19595

Notes for FRANCES LOUISA KEARNS:
 NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS - 1788-1888
+------------------------------------------------
| RECORD #7 OF 9
| SURNAME KEARNS
| GIVEN NAME(S) FRANCES LOUISA
| INDEX YEAR 1871
| FATHER WILLIAM
| MOTHER FRANCES LOUISA
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1871
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 10741
|____________________________________________|
|


More About FRANCES LOUISA KEARNS:
Fact 1: Birth registered N.S.W. 1871 No.10741

Marriage Notes for JOHN SHORT and FRANCES KEARNS:
FEDERATION MARRIAGES, NSW 1889 - 1918
+--------------------------------------
| RECORD #3 OF 11
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME(S) JOHN M
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1896
| SPOUSE SURNAME KEARNS
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME(S) FRANCES L
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION ULMARRA
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1896
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 6134
|____________________________________|


More About JOHN SHORT and FRANCES KEARNS:
Marriage: July 01, 1896, Brushgrove, N.S.W., Australia
Marriage Fact: Registered Ulmarra,N.S.W. 1896 No. 6134

Notes for ALICE JENKINS:
 NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - MARRIAGES - 1919-1945
+------------------------------------------------------
| RECORD #1 OF 21
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME JOHN N
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1919
| SPOUSE SURNAME JENKINS
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME HELEN
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REG. BELLINGEN
| REG. YEAR 1919
| REG. NUMBER 13440
|___________??????________________________________|
buried Grafton 19 1 SHORT, HELEN 27JUL 1943 age 72
NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - DEATHS - 1919-1945
+-------------------------------------------------
| RECORD #3 OF 3
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME HELEN
| INDEX YEAR 1943
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER MARY
| PLACE OF REG. GRAFTON
| REG. YEAR 1943
| REG. NUMBER 18532
|_________________________________________|
|
 NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - BIRTHS - 1788-1888
+-----------------------------------------------
| RECORD #10 OF 44
| SURNAME JENKINS
| GIVEN NAME(S) ELLEN
| INDEX YEAR 1870
| FATHER JOHN
| MOTHER MARY
| PLACE OF REGISTRATION GRAFTON
| REGISTRATION YEAR 1870
| REGISTRATION NUMBER 10565
|_____Possiblwe match ?________________________|



Marriage Notes for JOHN SHORT and ALICE JENKINS:
NSW BETWEEN THE WARS - MARRIAGES - 1919- 1945
+---------------------------------------------
| RECORD #1 OF 21
| SURNAME SHORT
| GIVEN NAME JOHN N
| SEX MALE
| INDEX YEAR 1919
| SPOUSE SURNAME JENKINS
| SPOUSE GIVEN NAME HELEN
| SPOUSE SEX FEMALE
| PLACE OF REG. BELLINGEN
| REG. YEAR 1919
| REG. NUMBER 13440
|__________________________________________________|
|


More About JOHN SHORT and ALICE JENKINS:
Marriage: 1919, N.S.W, Australia, registered Bellingen

Children of JOHN SHORT and FRANCES KEARNS are:
i. WILLIAM NEWTON5 SHORT, b. February 13, 1897, Lower Southgate, N.S.W.,
Australia; d. April 10, 1967.
ii. LILIAN SHORT, b. September 08, 1898, N.S.W., Australia; d. 1898.
iii. ERNEST JOHN SHORT, b. October 05, 1899, Lower Southgate, N.S.W.,
Australia; d. August 14, 1985, Grafton, N.S.W., Australia.
4. iv. ARTHUR HERBERT (BERT) SHORT, b. November 04, 1901, Lower Southgate,
N.S.W., Australia; d. March 25, 1973, N.S.W, Australia, buried Ulmarra.
v. LOUISE SHORT, b. 1905, N.S.W., Australia; d. 1905, N.S.W., Australia.


Generation No. 3

4. ARTHUR HERBERT (BERT)5 SHORT (JOHN NEWTON (NEWT)4, TRYPHENA3 BOORMAN,
JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born November 04, 1901 in Lower Southgate, N.S.W.,
Australia, and died March 25, 1973 in N.S.W, Australia, buried Ulmarra. He
married (1) RUBY MYRA LEE, daughter of ARTHUR LEE and CHARLOTTE ELLEM. She
was born January 22, 1900 in N.S.W., Australia, and died June 09, 1982 in
Ulmarra, N.S.W., Australia. He married (2) DORIS JANE LEE 1925 in N.S.W.,
Australia, registered Ulmarra, daughter of ARTHUR LEE and CHARLOTTE ELLEM.
She was born July 26, 1902 in N.S.W., Australia, registered Ulmarra, and died
July 19, 1945 in N.S.W., Australia, buried Ulmarra.

More About RUBY MYRA LEE:
Fact 1: Birth registed Ulmarra,N.S.W. 1900 No.7932
Fact 4: Died age 82

More About DORIS JANE LEE:
Fact 1: Birth registered Ulmarra,N.S.W. 1902 No. 26967
Fact 3: Death registered Grafton,N.S.W. 1945 No. 16711

More About ARTHUR SHORT and DORIS LEE:
Marriage: 1925, N.S.W., Australia, registered Ulmarra
Marriage Fact: Registered Ulmarra,N.S.W. 1925 No.12695

Children of ARTHUR SHORT and DORIS LEE are:
5. i. JOY6 SHORT, b. October 01, 1927, N.S.W., Australia; d. September 28,
1989, Warragul, N.S.W., Australia.
6. ii. ARTHUR HERBERT MAURICE SHORT, b. October 29, 1929, N.S.W.,
Australia; d. August 02, 1994, Buried Ulmarra, N.S.W., Australia.


Generation No. 4

5. JOY6 SHORT (ARTHUR HERBERT (BERT)5, JOHN NEWTON (NEWT)4, TRYPHENA3
BOORMAN, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born October 01, 1927 in N.S.W., Australia,
and died September 28, 1989 in Warragul, N.S.W., Australia. She married
RALPH WATSON.

Children of JOY SHORT and RALPH WATSON are:
i. LEON NEWTON7 WATSON, b. May 17, 1956.
ii. KERRY ANNE WATSON, b. January 30, 1959.
iii. CRAIG ANDREW WATSON, b. August 02, 1961.
iv. ROSEMARY WATSON, b. September 17, 1963.

6. ARTHUR HERBERT MAURICE6 SHORT (ARTHUR HERBERT (BERT)5, JOHN NEWTON
(NEWT)4, TRYPHENA3 BOORMAN, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born October 29, 1929 in
N.S.W., Australia, and died August 02, 1994 in Buried Ulmarra, N.S.W.,
Australia. He married JUNE SECCOMB.

More About ARTHUR HERBERT MAURICE SHORT:
Fact 4: Buried Ulmarra, N.S.W. age

Children of ARTHUR SHORT and JUNE SECCOMB are:
i. NEWTON JAMES7 SHORT, b. April 27, 1957.
ii. MAURICE ARTHUR HERBERT SHORT, b. December 18, 1959.
iii. ANTHONY SCOTT PETER SHORT, b. June 06, 1962.
iv. DEAN GREGORY SHORT, b. January 06, 1967.

Contributed by: Rod Kennedy




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