Myrtle Ellen Purnell, 19172006 (aged 89 years)

Name
Myrtle Ellen Purnell
Given names
Myrtle Ellen
Surname
Purnell
Married name
Myrtle Ellen Manning
Married name
Myrtle Ellen Herbert
Birth September 4, 1917 30 25
Birth of a brotherKenneth Aubrey Purnell
1928 (aged 10 years)

Death of a brotherKenneth Aubrey Purnell
November 22, 1928 (aged 11 years)
Burial of a brotherKenneth Aubrey Purnell
November 23, 1928 (aged 11 years)
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Text:

Anglican. Sec A row 4, gr 25. 2 & a half days. Erected by sister Myrtle Ellen Purnell. (N.B. Re 1st entry-given name not recorded on headstone) 1st entry=Purnell died 19 Nov 1928 (My infant brother. 1 hr)

Birth of a brotherRonald Aubrey Purnell
July 30, 1930 (aged 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Spencer Glazier
November 12, 1932 (aged 15 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Mon 14 Nov 1932 p. 8

Text:

GLAZIER. - November 12 1932 (suddenly), at his residence, 193 Pacific Highway, Hornsby, George Spencer, beloved husband of Ellen Glazier and father of Spencer and Maud, aged 73 years.

Text:

GLAZIER George Spencer Death notice 12NOV1932 Death 73 late of Hornsby Sydney Morning Herald 14NOV1932

Birth of a sonNoel Raymond Manning
May 16, 1935 (aged 17 years)

Birth of a daughterPatricia Manning
April 7, 1937 (aged 19 years)

Birth of a sonKenneth Manning
March 31, 1939 (aged 21 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherEllen Fear
June 18, 1944 (aged 26 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Mon 19 Jun 1944 p. 8

Text:

GLAZIER. - June 18, 1944, at her residence 28 Orara Street Waitara, widow of the late G.S. Glazier, and loved mother of Spencer and Maud (Mrs. A.C. Purnell), aged 75 years.

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Catherine Warwick
1945 (aged 27 years)
Text:

23893/1945 PURNELL ELIZABETH Catherine JOHN ANN CHATSWOOD

Burial of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Catherine Warwick
October 29, 1945 (aged 28 years)
Text:

Buried at Macquarie Park cemetery: Purnell Elizabeth Catherine Burial COE/K10/0025 29/10/1945

Birth of a sonTrevor Manning
July 5, 1946 (aged 28 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Purnell
1952 (aged 34 years)
Text:

PURNELL WILLIAM Registration number 18746/1952 Father's Given Name(s) STEPHEN Mother's Given Name(s) ROSETTA District PARRAMATTA

Death of a fatherAubrey Cyrus Purnell
April 15, 1966 (aged 48 years)
Text:

20552/1966 PURNELL AUBREY CYRUS WILLIAM ELIZABETH LIVERPOOL

Text:

PURNELL Aubrey Cyrus Death notice 15 APR 1966 Death age 78 late of Liverpool Sydney Morning Herald 18 APR 1966

MarriageAlbert James HerbertView this family
1968 (aged 50 years)
Text:

Registration number 24692/1968 Groom's Family Name HERBERT Groom's Given Name(s) ALBERT JAMES Bride's Family Name(s) MANNING Bride's Given Name(s) MYRTLE ELLEN C District HORNSBY

Death of a motherRachel Maude Glazier
June 29, 1982 (aged 64 years)

Text:

Rachel's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 Jul 1982 - Rachel Maud Purnell aged 90 late of Hornsby and Liverpool.

Death of a husbandNoel David Manning
August 21, 1989 (aged 71 years)
Shared note: Noel's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 23 Aug 1989 - Noel David Manning aged 75 late of Willoughby, formerly of Manly.
Death of a husbandAlbert James Herbert
August 11, 2004 (aged 86 years)

Text:

[see burial below]

Death of a brotherRaymond Cyrus George Purnell
October 23, 2005 (aged 88 years)
Text:

Raymond's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 24 Oct 2005 - Raymond George Purnell aged 90 late of Ryde.

Letter from Myrtle
Written to Ken

Note:

Dear Ken

A great great niece of Sir Joseph BANKS who came out with Captain Cook, when her mother died her father brought her out to Australia, can't remember her maiden name Dad had told me. Well they lived in a nice house just out of Parramatta, and everyone was telling her to go and see all the lovely wild flowers to follow the track where others had been (no road out of Hornsby those days) (was out from Parramatta).

Well she spoke to her Dad and lady in waiting and driver and they set off, getting there a wheel came off the 4 wheel buggy, and they were trying to put it on, and several Koori (aborigine English call them) came out of the bush and one leading them had feathers in his hair, they made signs to them and they put wheel on.

She went out several times to see them and a couple of years later told her Dad she had fallen in love with him, he wanted to know what about him, she told him she had taught him quite a lot of English, well he went out with her, and could see he was in love with her , and he told him unless he came to live like a white man, he couldn't allow his daughter to marry him, well he said he would, and her Dad got a Grant of Land for them 120 acres which was named Round Corner, and Koori came and helped in putting citrus trees in by seed, I can still remember it from a little girl. After being married a year they had a son and he was white, well the Koori walked three paces behind his wife and carried things, when baby came she carried baby, well just after 2 years there was another son and he was black, we as he grew up, children tormented him and also his Dad carried him when a baby. As he grew up he got very shy about it all and when approciatety (sic) about 18 years he took a few clothes and a tommy hawk and ran away, they tried to find him, but no luck and had to give up, Dad told me all about this when I was about 6 or 7years old.

Well Dad used to breed trotting horses from his star Romney, well when I was approx 8 years I asked Dad if I could go with Porky, one of his drivers on truck to Broadmeadow, Dad went in train with horses to Broadmeadow and Mum and Roy went in train. My cousin Mervyn Purnell came on our truck with things for the Show the ? boat this was at Wisemans Ferry. PTO

Well when we got to Broadmeadow Show, I was looking all around, and then I saw these Koori coming towards me and little children all very black but well dressed. The gentleman spoke to me and asked if I knew who A.C. Purnell was, I said that's my Dad and he asked me to take them over to him, and I did, and said to Dad, this Gentleman wants to speak to you. He put his hand out and shook Dad's hand and said we are long lost cousins, I am from black Son who ran away and you must be from white son, and told Dad how he had cut down 2 saplings and tied together with a vine and paddled across Wisemans Ferry. not punt those days.

He was such a nice man and woman and children also. Well I seen him on and off after that with Dad. Mum was disgusted about it all.

Well now I hadn't seen him for a good few years and when I married Bert, one day he said we'll go for a run and take MUM up to Taree, well when we got there he parked car and went into shop, then came out and said he'll be here soon, his Mum (Bert) and I was sitting on ? near car and gutter, I half turned and there almost to gutter was Uncle George , I jumped and went to him and put my hands on his shoulder, Gee Uncle George gee its nice to see you I know who you are your smile gives you away, you are Aub's daughter Doll he always called you, but Myrtle is your name, Bert walked to us and said I was bringing her here to meet you and you both remember one another. Then I learnt (sic) how he had taught Bert to drive a Steam Engine.

Now here chap who always fixes our pool and he went to school with his children, and said he may be black but a thorough gentleman.

Death December 8, 2006 (aged 89 years)
Burial
Text:

Allambe Memorial Park MYRTLE ELLEN CATHERINE HERBERT Born on 4 September 1917 Passed away on 8 December 2006 Aged 89 years Location : Family Rockery | Lilly Pilly | Rockery - Name: LILLYPILLY No: 3125

Family with parents
father
Purnell, Aubrey Cyrus (1886-1966)
18871966
Birth: June 25, 1887 27 22Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 15, 1966Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Glazier, Rachel Maude (1892-1982)
18921982
Birth: 1892 33 24Corowa, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 29, 1982
Marriage
Marriage: 1914Chatswood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
19152005
Birth: 1915 27 23Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 23, 2005Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
herself
19172006
Birth: September 4, 1917 30 25Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 2006Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
12 years
younger brother
19281928
Birth: 1928 40 36
Death: November 22, 1928Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Purnell, Ronald Aubrey (1930-2010)
19302010
Birth: July 30, 1930 43 38Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 2010Kemps Creek, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Noel David Manning
husband
19141989
Birth: December 26, 1914 34 24Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 21, 1989Willoughby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
19172006
Birth: September 4, 1917 30 25Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 2006Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
son
19352000
Birth: May 16, 1935 20 17
Death: September 4, 2000
23 months
daughter
2 years
son
daughter
Private
son
son
Private
Family with Albert James Herbert
husband
19142004
Birth: November 4, 1914
Death: August 11, 2004
herself
19172006
Birth: September 4, 1917 30 25Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 2006Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1968Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthEmail - Purnell, Barry - Aug 2008
MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

Registration number 24692/1968 Groom's Family Name HERBERT Groom's Given Name(s) ALBERT JAMES Bride's Family Name(s) MANNING Bride's Given Name(s) MYRTLE ELLEN C District HORNSBY

Letter from MyrtleEmail - Purnell, Barry - Aug 2008
DeathEmail - Purnell, Barry - Aug 2008
BurialHeaven Address [database on-line] (www.heavenaddress.com)
Text:

Allambe Memorial Park MYRTLE ELLEN CATHERINE HERBERT Born on 4 September 1917 Passed away on 8 December 2006 Aged 89 years Location : Family Rockery | Lilly Pilly | Rockery - Name: LILLYPILLY No: 3125

SourceEmail - Purnell, Barry - Aug 2008
Letter from Myrtle

Dear Ken

A great great niece of Sir Joseph BANKS who came out with Captain Cook, when her mother died her father brought her out to Australia, can't remember her maiden name Dad had told me. Well they lived in a nice house just out of Parramatta, and everyone was telling her to go and see all the lovely wild flowers to follow the track where others had been (no road out of Hornsby those days) (was out from Parramatta).

Well she spoke to her Dad and lady in waiting and driver and they set off, getting there a wheel came off the 4 wheel buggy, and they were trying to put it on, and several Koori (aborigine English call them) came out of the bush and one leading them had feathers in his hair, they made signs to them and they put wheel on.

She went out several times to see them and a couple of years later told her Dad she had fallen in love with him, he wanted to know what about him, she told him she had taught him quite a lot of English, well he went out with her, and could see he was in love with her , and he told him unless he came to live like a white man, he couldn't allow his daughter to marry him, well he said he would, and her Dad got a Grant of Land for them 120 acres which was named Round Corner, and Koori came and helped in putting citrus trees in by seed, I can still remember it from a little girl. After being married a year they had a son and he was white, well the Koori walked three paces behind his wife and carried things, when baby came she carried baby, well just after 2 years there was another son and he was black, we as he grew up, children tormented him and also his Dad carried him when a baby. As he grew up he got very shy about it all and when approciatety (sic) about 18 years he took a few clothes and a tommy hawk and ran away, they tried to find him, but no luck and had to give up, Dad told me all about this when I was about 6 or 7years old.

Well Dad used to breed trotting horses from his star Romney, well when I was approx 8 years I asked Dad if I could go with Porky, one of his drivers on truck to Broadmeadow, Dad went in train with horses to Broadmeadow and Mum and Roy went in train. My cousin Mervyn Purnell came on our truck with things for the Show the ? boat this was at Wisemans Ferry. PTO

Well when we got to Broadmeadow Show, I was looking all around, and then I saw these Koori coming towards me and little children all very black but well dressed. The gentleman spoke to me and asked if I knew who A.C. Purnell was, I said that's my Dad and he asked me to take them over to him, and I did, and said to Dad, this Gentleman wants to speak to you. He put his hand out and shook Dad's hand and said we are long lost cousins, I am from black Son who ran away and you must be from white son, and told Dad how he had cut down 2 saplings and tied together with a vine and paddled across Wisemans Ferry. not punt those days.

He was such a nice man and woman and children also. Well I seen him on and off after that with Dad. Mum was disgusted about it all.

Well now I hadn't seen him for a good few years and when I married Bert, one day he said we'll go for a run and take MUM up to Taree, well when we got there he parked car and went into shop, then came out and said he'll be here soon, his Mum (Bert) and I was sitting on ? near car and gutter, I half turned and there almost to gutter was Uncle George , I jumped and went to him and put my hands on his shoulder, Gee Uncle George gee its nice to see you I know who you are your smile gives you away, you are Aub's daughter Doll he always called you, but Myrtle is your name, Bert walked to us and said I was bringing her here to meet you and you both remember one another. Then I learnt (sic) how he had taught Bert to drive a Steam Engine.

Now here chap who always fixes our pool and he went to school with his children, and said he may be black but a thorough gentleman.