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Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian

Dorothy Lilian “Dot or Pidge” MURDOCHAge: 9319172010

Name
Dorothy Lilian “Dot or Pidge” MURDOCH
Given names
Dorothy Lilian
Surname
MURDOCH
Nickname
Dot or Pidge
Married name
Dorothy Lilian NEWMAN
Married name
Dorothy Lilian HELLOWELL
Birth January 14, 1917 30 27

Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6 October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

Publication: Order of Service
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Fullerton.

Publication: 5 October 2010
Residence before 1921 (Age 3)
Address: "Hillview"
Publication: 5 October 2010
Birth of a brotherGeorge Robert MURDOCH
March 16, 1921 (Age 4)
Address: Oxley Island
Residence after 1921 (Age 3)
Address: "River View"
Publication: 5 October 2010
Birth of a brotherHector Kendall “Ken” MURDOCH
November 27, 1923 (Age 6)
Address: At home at "Riverview".
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: 5 October 2010
Education
Primary School
after 1923 (Age 5)
School or college: Pampoolah Public School
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: Each day she would walk to the hand operated ferry with the neighbour’s children and catch it across the river to the school.
Education
Primary School
after 1924 (Age 6)
School or college: Oxley Island Public School
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: On occasion accompanied by her Grandfather Murdoch who would take her to school in horse and sulky. By age nine she would make the trip on a grey gelding named Laddie. It was Dorothy’s father, an accomplished horseman, who had bred Laddie and taught Dorothy how to ride.
Education
Privately tutored by the Oxley Island School headmaster.
before 1932 (Age 14)
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: In time Dorothy would pass the exam to go to high school, quite an achievement as in her own words “the exam was hard and not many children passed”. Being a girl she was not sent to the Taree high school, but pressed on with her schooling personally tutored by the headmaster of Oxley Island school until age fifteen.
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnnie Sophia BEATTIE
November 3, 193209:00 (Age 15)
Cause: Pneumonia
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 20936/1932 SOMERVILLE ANNIE S ALEXANDER SOPHIA TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 641
Text:

Annie Sophia Somerville passed away at Kendall on Thursday 3rd November 1932, 9am. Death caused from pneumonia. Aged 67 years.

Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge MURDOCH
February 16, 1938 (Age 21)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6018/1938 MURDOCH GEORGE GEORGE ANNE TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 2007/1910
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Faye and Dick James and Lynne and Doug Absalom, 2002
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 863
Occupation
Maker of children's clothing
about 1938 (Age 20)
Address: Foveaux Street
Publication: 5 October 2010
Residence about 1938 (Age 20)
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: Around 1938 Dorothy went to Sydney for a cousin’s wedding, staying with Auntie Kate Donkin at St Peters.
Number of childrenDr. Samuel HELLOWELLView this family
0

MarriageJoseph Theadore SIMMONSHelen Margaret “Nell or Nellie” DONKINView this family
about 1940 (Age 22)
Occupation
Clothing machinist
after 1939 (Age 21)
Address: Foveaux Street
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: In 1939 when war was declared her employer was commissioned to make uniforms for Australian and American servicemen. I can vividly recall Mum, who had no time for the Yanks and was very loyal to Australian servicemen, expressing a sense of injustice that the American uniforms had better cloth than the Australian’s.
Death of a paternal grandmotherEllen BLACK
May 4, 1940 (Age 23)
Publication: London, John J. Murdoch, Brown's Self Interpreting Bible, publication date not known
Citation details: 11794/1940 MURDOCH HELEN JOHN CATHERINE TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a fatherHector MURDOCH
March 7, 1943 (Age 26)
Citation details: 5975/1943 MURDOCH HECTOR GEORGE HELEN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Residence 1943 (Age 25)
Address: "Riverview"
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: In March 1943 Dorothy returned to the farm for a weekend as her brother George, now in the air force, was home on leave. During what was supposed to be a happy time their father Hector died suddenly of a heart attack aged 56. Dorothy who had loved her father dearly, then had to move back home to help her mother and younger brother Ken on the farm.
Death of a maternal grandfatherRobert James SOMERVILLE
August 7, 1946 (Age 29)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 641
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 22176/1946 SOMERVILLE ROBERT JAMES WILLIAM BARBARA TAREE
Text:

Passed away at Kendall August 7th 1946 Robert James Somerville. Aged 88 years

Religious marriageGeoffrey Charles G NEWMANView this family
October 5, 1946 (Age 29)
Address: Presbyterian Church
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: 29495/1946 NEWMAN GEOFFREY CHARLES G MURDOCH DOROTHY LILIAN TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: 5 October 2010
Text:

I have a lot to be thankful for in mum’s decision to return to Oxley Island as it was there that she met my father Geoffrey Newman when he came to visit a friend in 1943/44 who was the local headmaster. Geoff was a returned serviceman, he had been a Rat of Tobruk and was injured and repatriated in 1943. Dorothy was attracted to Geoff as he was both good fun and jovial, personality traits that they shared in common.

Dorothy and Geoff wed on 5th October 1946 at the Presbyterian Church Taree.

Marriage of a siblingGeorge Robert MURDOCHDorothy Jean CAREYView this family
October 15, 1949 (Age 32)
Citation details: 26003/1949 MURDOCH GEORGE ROBERT CAREY DOROTHY JEAN TAREE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
ResidenceGeoffrey Charles G NEWMANView this family
March 31, 1955 (Age 38)
Address: At the general store which they owned.
Publication: 5 October 2010
Text:

My cousins loved to visit the shop coming from Taree, Newcastle or Sydney and all affectionately referred to Dorothy as Aunty Dot. Many other relatives would also came to stay, and Dorothy as busy as she was would always still find the time to make a big pot of pea soup or dress and roast a duck. There also was always plenty of corned beef, which was cooked in the copper in the laundry, and of course Dorothy’s famous pickles.

Note: At the time of the distribution of the estate of Josephine Murdoch
DivorceGeoffrey Charles G NEWMANView this family
after April 1, 1955 (Age 38)

Death of a husbandGeoffrey Charles G NEWMAN
August 12, 1960 (Age 43)
Address: Rawdon Island.
Cause: Motor vehicle accident.
Citation details: 37058/1960 NEWMAN GEOFFREY CHARLES CHARLES ALFORD ADA LOUISA V WAUCHOPE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: 5 October 2010
Occupation
General store proprietor
between 1953 and 1966 (Age 35)
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note:

In 1960 Geoff was tragically killed in a car accident which was a dreadful shock to the whole community. Dorothy had a very supportive bank manager in Hal Williams who encouraged her to continue the business. A good business woman and a good judge of character, Dorothy continued in the shop until 1966 with the help of Pat Cooke, Grace Baggs and Jean Shoesmith.

In 1966 Dorothy sold the shop and moved to Lake Street Laurieton paying cash for the house. She then worked in the Post Office agency at Dunbogan, which she had built a few doors from the shop. Dorothy also had a real estate agent’s licence and would let many of the cottages at Dunbogan.

Residence 1966 (Age 48)
Address: Lake Street
Publication: 5 October 2010
MarriageDr. Samuel HELLOWELLView this family
October 16, 1968 (Age 51)

Publication: 5 October 2010
Death of a motherEdith SOMERVILLE
May 4, 1974 (Age 57)
Citation details: 51993/1974 MURDOCH EDITH ROBERT ANNIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a husbandDr. Samuel HELLOWELL
December 19, 1975 (Age 58)
Address: Prince Henry Hospital
Publication: 5 October 2010
Text:

Sadly Sam became ill and they cut short their visit to the UK. Dorothy was devoted to Sam and visited him every day at Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay. Sam died at the end of 1975.

Citation details: 100304/1976 HELLOWELL SAMUEL SAMUEL ELLENOR RAVENSCROFT
Quality of data: primary evidence
ResidenceDr. Samuel HELLOWELLView this family
between August 1968 and 1975 (Age 51)
Publication: 5 October 2010
Note: Dorothy married Sam Hellowell in October 1968 and they moved to Denman in the upper Hunter Valley, where Sam was the GP and Dorothy was his receptionist. There had not been a doctor in Denman for 7 years. Sam adored Dorothy and they had a wonderful and interesting life together. (They Moved to Denman in August 1968 and Dorothy lived at the pub until their marriage on 16.10 1968).
ResidenceDr. Samuel HELLOWELLView this family
1975 (Age 57)
Address: Lake Street
Publication: 5 October 2010
Death of a brotherHector Kendall “Ken” MURDOCH
January 28, 1996 (Age 79)

Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a brotherGeorge Robert MURDOCH
December 28, 2006 (Age 89)
Address: Storm Village
Citation details: 28 Dec 2006
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Burial of a brotherGeorge Robert MURDOCH
January 2, 2007 (Age 89)

Note:

EULOGY

George Robert Murdoch (16.3.1921 - 28.12.2006)

Eulogy

George Robert Murdoch was born and bred on Oxley Island. He was the great grandson of a Scotsman, George Murdoch, an immigrant from Glasgow in 1848. It was his son, also George, who bought property at Oxley Island and reared 13 children, Hector, George Robert's father being among them.

The descendants of some of these uncles and aunts are here with us today. Thank you to all the Murdoch cousins, including Lily and Heather, for making the long journey to George's funeral. Thank you to the many other family members and friends who are also here with us today.

As the middle child of a farming family, George grew up with his older sister Dorothy, and younger brother Ken. In a world where T model Fords were just beginning to rattle along the dirt roads, the river was still the highway. It was the milk boats, grocery boats, and the big steamers that captivated George. He knew them all, drew wonderful pictures of them, and has loved the Manning River for a lifetime. His dear sister Dorothy, our Auntie Dot, is with us here today and she has many wonderful stories of George as a young boy.

She has told us that he was a terrible worry to his dear mother, Edith, as when not working on the farm or going to school at Oxley Island and then Taree High, he would be off up the river in a leaky boat or a homemade tin canoe seeking birds eggs. He would not come home for many hours on end, and as darkness fell, his poor mother would be convinced he had drowned. The birds' egg yield and variety was great, and although he would sometimes get diddled in a swap by a more canny other kid, he assembled a wonderful collection that was his pride and joy.

George saw big floods and he grew to respect the forces of nature. He was a born farmer. He loved the land. He was a tremendously hard worker and he grew physically very strong. His younger brother, Ken, became stricken with polio and the family had a struggle. George was a shy boy, and a good lad. Dorothy adored her younger brothers.

George and Dot were so very close. For nearly 86 years they have been the best of buddies, always in each other's thoughts, and in later life supporting each other with daily phone calls. They so much enjoyed visiting each other, and they shared a very lively sense of humour.

George was a left hander, with meticulous handwriting. He hated sports, enjoyed drawing and maths and was a perfectionist in all his woodworking and building.

George joined the Royal Australian Air Force in January 1941, and he trained as a wireless operator / air gunner, flying innumerable hours along the Australian southern coastlines, and then stationed in Queensland and afterwards in Gove, Arnhem Land. Their bomber squadron flew many sorties over the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), often pursued by enemy aircraft. George saw tragedy and felt great fear as a very young man, and the worst was yet to come. In January 1945, flying with his crew to test a Lockheed Ventura aircraft that had been giving some trouble, they crashed into the sea. With horrific injuries, George was just one of two survivors out of a crew of seven. His mate, Gordon Cathro rescued him, staunched the bleeding from his leg that was torn to pieces, and managed to get them into a dinghy and to a coral outcrop. There they survived for a couple of days on rain water and a Yankee ration pack until picked up by a Catalina. George was taken to Darwin where he spent six months in hospital, and then to Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne for the next two months, followed by a long stay with relatives, the Tilsons, before returning to Oxley Island. Gordon Cathro still lives in Adelaide, and was saddened to hear of the recent passing away of his good mate.

George's father Hector had died during the war, and family and farming duties called. After his wartime experiences George had a long road to recovery, but when he met Dorothy Jean Carey, a young nursing sister, hope of a new life welled within his heart. George and Dorothy were married on the 15th of October 1949. They loved each other deeply and were devoted to each other for life.

George was a good farmer and his world was the farming community of Oxley Island. This was his home, and he belonged with the people of Oxley. In July, just six months ago, his Oxley Island friends and neighbours and their descendants paid tribute to George at a morning tea at the Oxley Island hall. Being very unwell at the time and by nature a shy man, George was a bit overwhelmed. He said afterwards, "I don't like publicity", but he had been so happy to see them all.

Dairy farming on a small property in the 1950s was hard, and with two young children and wet years, it became a challenge to pay the bills, and pay off the bank loan. They sold up at the end of 1959, rented the property out, and moved to Taree. George got a job at the Peeress milk factory to begin with, and then trained as an AI technician. George worked throughout the 'sixties and 'seventies in this Milk Board job, one that was six days per week, with long hours and lots of travelling to farms throughout the district. Even up to these last few weeks George could still tell us who owned which farm, who was there before them, and the names of their kids!

George was known by all as a good bloke. He was straightforward, and although shy, was a bloke who liked people and was interested in the wellbeing of others. He always had lollies for the kids and remembered their birthdays. He was much adored by his nephews and nieces.

Dad was a good father to us, and we owe him a great deal. We will always treasure the kindnesses and love he has shown to us, even in times of great adversity.

He had found settling back into post-war life very challenging at times, and in retrospect, he probably had post traumatic stress disorder. But, like so many ex-servicemen, it was push away the memories where possible, and stew or get angry when not. At times George could get the wrong end of the stick, but things were sorted out eventually as he was very kind hearted.

George was a firm friend of many, and a wonderful neighbour. Folk would return home to find he had mown their lawn, or there were fresh picked beans, tomatoes or a lettuce on their doorstep. George never let any visitor go home empty handed and he always took some flowers or produce to others when he visited.

If we were able to calculate them, we would all be astonished at the number of hours George spent mowing lawns. Not only the lawns at his Taree and Cundletown homes, but a very large lawn at the farm. It was the imperative of a lifetime! Lawns must be mown! We were very amused just four weeks ago, on the 4th of December, when we took him for his last visit to the farm. He was very frail, barely able to stand up, let alone walk. The lawn had not been mown for about a week and was growing fast. It could do with another mowing, thought dear old Dad. " Where's the mower?" he asked. "I'll do an hour for you." "Oh not today, thanks Dad, no mowing today." "Come on," he replied, "Every hour helps."

On his retirement from the Milk Board job, George raised beautiful cattle and grew vegetables on the farm at Oxley Island, travelling down from Cundletown each day in his little boat, with picnic lunch, ready to cut out thistles and pull out fireweed until late afternoon, day after day, before returning home for dinner.

During these years, the 'eighties and early 'nineties, George became a very proud grandfather of three, Daniel, Juliette and Jordan. There are many lovely photos of him with the little ones sitting on his knee for tractor rides, or being shown a bird's nest. By this time at least George did not steal the birds' eggs! Juliette, as she grew older, realised what a gem her Grandpa was, and she loved his sweetness. "You're cute, Grandpa" she would say. "What's this cute business?" he'd ask.

George was a gentleman, greatly respected by all who knew him. He was a thrifty man and a very hard worker, and his greatest pleasure, gardening, involved even more work. He was forever doing jobs around the house or in the garden. Not a reader, nor a watcher of TV, his greatest challenge was to sit still and do nothing. This past year has been so hard for George - the "misery", to use his own word, of not being able to do jobs. The nurses who have cared for him so gently and kindly at Storm Village have seen his restlessness and his need to be useful, and have racked their brains for little jobs to give him. Our family greatly appreciates the many kindnesses and the superb care given to George by the nursing staff at the Mayo Hospital and at Storm Village these last six months. To Stephanie George and staff, hats off to you, and heartfelt thanks.

George was no stranger to the carer role himself. After his dear wife Dorothy had a stroke in 1994, she was incapacitated and lived first at Laurieton Lakeside nursing home and then at Storm Village. George, with tender devotion, would bring her flowers, usually gorgeous roses, from the garden, and her favourite fruit to eat. He did this almost every day for the five years she was at Storm Village. Dorothy was his darling and her loss two and a half years ago was very hard for George.

At Christmas 2004, after Dorothy died, George visited the War Memorial in Canberra. Even a lifetime could not erase his memories and he needed to revisit the pain and the grief. It was a moving and a healing experience.

For a couple more years, George managed at home as he had been so accustomed to doing. He was a brave man and as he became more frail and his pain increased, he never complained. We have seen him suffer greatly these last months of his life, and now we know he is at peace.

We thank God for the life of this sweet man and we farewell him, this great grandson of a Scotsman who came to Australia for a new life.

Bruce Murdoch and Wendy Oldmeadow (nee Murdoch) 2 January 2007

Residence 2009 (Age 91)
Address: Salvation Army Nursing Home
Death September 28, 201016:00 (Age 93)
Address: Bethany Nursing Home
Citation details: Email 28 September 2010
Text:

Some sad news!

Margaret phoned us a short time ago to tell us that Dorothy Hellowell died this afternoon around 4.00pm. We last saw Dorothy on August 23, the day after we visited Bet in Wingham, on our way north. We both thought that Dorothy had failed a lot since our previous visit with her. Apparently, a week or so after our visit Dorothy fell and was admitted to hospital with a broken hip. I am not clear whether she underwent surgery or not but she was returned to the Nursing Home for palliative care. Margaret was called this morning after her mother had deteriorated overnight and as on her way to Port, and had reached Bulladelah, when word came through that Dorothy had died. Chris Hellowell was with Dorothy when she died peacefully. No funeral arrangements have been made yet and these will be complicated by the coming holiday weekend! Lyn and I are off to Canberra in the morning and will return to BV on Thursday evening. We plan to phone Margaret tomorrow evening to hear what arrangements have been made, but at this stage, it looks like we may not be able to get to the funeral.

Lyn is deeply saddened by Dorothy’s passing as they were close to each other. That is why Lyn has asked me to pass this news onto you.

Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6 October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

Burial October 5, 2010 (7 days after death)
Cemetery: Dawson River Lawn
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

Publication: Order of Service
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Fullerton.

Note: A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree.
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Marriage: March 29, 1911Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
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Birth: March 16, 1921 34 31Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
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BirthMurdoch Family History
Publication: Word Document per email from Lyn Fullerton (Cameron) 19 Feb 2007
Citation details: Page 3
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthCamden Haven Courier
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6 October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

BirthHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Thanksgiving Service
Publication: Order of Service
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Fullerton.

BirthHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
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MarriageN - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 29495/1946 NEWMAN GEOFFREY CHARLES G MURDOCH DOROTHY LILIAN TAREE
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MarriageHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
Publication: 5 October 2010
Text:

I have a lot to be thankful for in mum’s decision to return to Oxley Island as it was there that she met my father Geoffrey Newman when he came to visit a friend in 1943/44 who was the local headmaster. Geoff was a returned serviceman, he had been a Rat of Tobruk and was injured and repatriated in 1943. Dorothy was attracted to Geoff as he was both good fun and jovial, personality traits that they shared in common.

Dorothy and Geoff wed on 5th October 1946 at the Presbyterian Church Taree.

OccupationHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
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ResidenceEstate of Josephine Murdoch Dec'd.
ResidenceHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
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My cousins loved to visit the shop coming from Taree, Newcastle or Sydney and all affectionately referred to Dorothy as Aunty Dot. Many other relatives would also came to stay, and Dorothy as busy as she was would always still find the time to make a big pot of pea soup or dress and roast a duck. There also was always plenty of corned beef, which was cooked in the copper in the laundry, and of course Dorothy’s famous pickles.

ResidenceHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
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MarriageHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Eulogy
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DeathEmails - Lyn Fullerton
Citation details: Email 28 September 2010
Text:

Some sad news!

Margaret phoned us a short time ago to tell us that Dorothy Hellowell died this afternoon around 4.00pm. We last saw Dorothy on August 23, the day after we visited Bet in Wingham, on our way north. We both thought that Dorothy had failed a lot since our previous visit with her. Apparently, a week or so after our visit Dorothy fell and was admitted to hospital with a broken hip. I am not clear whether she underwent surgery or not but she was returned to the Nursing Home for palliative care. Margaret was called this morning after her mother had deteriorated overnight and as on her way to Port, and had reached Bulladelah, when word came through that Dorothy had died. Chris Hellowell was with Dorothy when she died peacefully. No funeral arrangements have been made yet and these will be complicated by the coming holiday weekend! Lyn and I are off to Canberra in the morning and will return to BV on Thursday evening. We plan to phone Margaret tomorrow evening to hear what arrangements have been made, but at this stage, it looks like we may not be able to get to the funeral.

Lyn is deeply saddened by Dorothy’s passing as they were close to each other. That is why Lyn has asked me to pass this news onto you.

DeathCamden Haven Courier
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6 October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

BurialCamden Haven Courier
Publication: Newspaper
Citation details: 6October 2010
Text:

FUNERAL NOTICES 6/10/2010 Camden Haven Courier

HELLOWELL Dorothy Lilian 14/1/1917 ~ 28/9/2010 Peacefully at Bethany Nursing Home, formerly of Lake Street, Laurieton. A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Dorothy's wonderful life was held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Bold Street, Laurieton, Tuesday, October 5 2010, followed by internment in the Dawson River Lawn Cemetery, Taree. "In God's Care You Rest Above, In Our Hearts You Rest With Love" Funeral Service arrangements are entrusted into the care of: MARK G HAMMOND FUNERAL SERVICES Port Macquarie & Laurieton 6583 5999 ~ 6559 5999 Accredited Member FDA of NSW

BurialHellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Thanksgiving Service
Publication: Order of Service
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover
Hellowell - Dorothy Lilian - Order of Service Cover

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Fullerton.