Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Williamson Allan Scott

Allan Scott “Hickey” WILLIAMSONAge: 7619181994

Name
Allan Scott “Hickey” WILLIAMSON
Given names
Allan Scott
Surname
WILLIAMSON
Nickname
Hickey
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth February 16, 1918 48 36
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Baptism November 25, 1918 (Age 9 months)
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 82
Note: Baptised into the Methodist Church of Australia.
Death of a half-brotherRobert Scott WILLIAMSON
February 14, 1920 (Age 23 months)
Cause: Drowning
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3830/1920 WILLIAMSON ROBERT A WILLIAM S MARGARET LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Note:

The "Lithgow Mercury" of 16th February 1920 reported:

"Lake Pillans was the scene of a bathing fatality about five o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when a thirteen-year old school boy, Robert Scott Williamson was drowned and of a courageous act which prevented a double tragedy. Two school boys, Robert Williamson and George Coomber ... decided to go for a bathe in Lake Pillans. The boys, neither of whom could swim hadn't been in the water long when they got out of their depth and were in difficulties. A boy on the shore saw the plight and managed to rescue Coomber but was unable to save Williamson. The body was eventually brought to shore where Dr Hutley "pronounced life extinct"."

Note:

Lake Pillans Wetlands

The iron industry was established in Lithgow in 1875 when a blast furnace was erected by James Rutherford to manufacture pig iron. By 1900, Lithgow had produced Australia's first steel. Associated with the blast furnace was Lake Pillans, which was constructed in 1911 to supply water to the blast furnace. The lake was named after Robert Pillans, Lithgow's serving Mayor at that time. The lake remained the town's aquatic focal point for many years, even after the blast furnace closed down in 1928.

After the Depression the lake fell into serious decline and was used as a dumping ground for a number of local industries. The lake was then declared dangerous and a decision was made to completely backfill the lake.

In 1988, the Blast Furnace Park redevelopment commenced with site rehabilitation and landscaping around the ruins of the remaining structures.

In 1994, rehabilitation work commenced on the reconstruction of Lake Pillans to a Wetland. The project was funded by grant monies from :- Department of Water Resources $118,000. Sydney Water $10,000. Pacific Power $5,000. Lithgow Tidy towns $28,000. (through the National Landcare Program)

Aim To reduce nutrient and other pollutants entering Farmers Creek and provide habitat for wildlife by enlarging reed beds, removing willows and replacing with native flora. Become a focal point for environmental and community education. Link the site to Blast Furnace Heritage Park. Act as a storm water retention basin during floods.

Components A large u-shaped sedimentation pond. An island with surrounding deep water moat. An open deep water area with two islands on the edge. Several large reed beds and flow control structures.

Problems Considered Potential for heavy metal mobilisation during and after construction. Retaining as much of the existing reed beds as possible. Public health and safety, including mosquito control.

Problems solved by Isolating the contaminated area by sealing all exposed contaminated areas with 300mm of clay. Liming to increase pH to limit remobilisation of heavy metals. Monitoring surface and ground water quality. Constructing pond slopes to medium inclines for public safety. Stabilising pond edges with appropriate plants. Using plants to create a physical barrier to people entering the pond area.

Who was involved Department of Water Resources Coxs River Catchment Management Committee. Lithgow City Council. Sydney Water. Department of Conservation and Land Management. Environment Protection Authority. State Rail Authority of New South Wales. Lithgow Tidy towns. Lithgow Community District Nursery. Land Environment Action Program (LEAP). Pacific Power.

Water sampling is carried out on a weekly basis by Lithgow Council in conjunction with the Department of Water Resources.

Birth of a brotherJack WILLIAMSON
December 13, 1920 (Age 2)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Joseph WILLIAMSON
about May 14, 1921 (Age 3)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7465/1921 WILLIAMSON WILLIAM WILLIAM --- NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Mary Gregory Page 2
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a paternal grandfatherWalter “Watty” WILLIAMSON
November 3, 1924 (Age 6)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 17562/1924 WILLIAMSON WALTER ROBERT ACLEN MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: I think the name Aclen is an error in transcribing Ellen. I can only speculate on the name of Robert.
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann GREGORY
December 24, 1928 (Age 10)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 20686/1928 WILLIAMSON MARY A WILLIAM SARAH MEREWETHER
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 8
Quality of data: secondary evidence
ResidenceDaisy Christie LEWISView this family

Address: 23 Bent Street
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Marriage of a siblingLewis Dyfan WILLIAMSJean WILLIAMSONView this family
about 1940 (Age 21)
Citation details: 22690/1940 WILLIAMS LEWIS DYFAN WILLIAMSON JEAN SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a fatherWilliam James WILLIAMSON
July 10, 194319:00 (Age 25)
Address: 71 Inch Street Lithgow NSW
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19763/1943 WILLIAMSON WILLIAM JAMES WALTER MARY ANN LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 82 and 83
Note:

Newspaper Obituary

LATE MR. W.J. WILLIAMSON

Death on Saturday

Residents of Lithgow will regret to learn of the passing of Mr. William James Williamson, aged 73, at his residence, 71 Inch-street, at 7 o'clock on Saturday night last, after a long illness. Deceased has a widow, Mrs. Agnes Williamson, two sons and three daughters, Mr. William and Mr. Jack Williamson of Inch-street, Miss Madge Williamson, of the same address, Mrs. R.L. Williams, of Merewether, Newcastle, and Mrs. J. Goodman, of Mayfield, Newcastle.

The deceased was born at Newcastle, but had resided in Lithgow for 27 years.

For many years he was a deputy in the Ironworks Tunnel, but met with an accident 14 years ago and had not worked since.

The remains were entrained for Newcastle last night for interment this afternoon in the Methodist portion of Sandgate cemetery.

Messrs. Matthews and Lemon had charge of arrangements at this end.

Note:

A Newspaper Obituary

MR. W.J. WILLIAMSON Mr. William James Williamson, who died at Lithgow, was born in Newcastle and spent most of his life in the district. He was a miner at the A.A. Company's Sea Pit till it closed. He then went to Lithgow, as a miner. Some time ago he was seriously injured, and afterwards was unable to work. He was 73. The funeral was to the Methodist Cemetery at Sandgate. Rev. R.A. Bell conducted the service. Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife. There are three daughters (Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Williams and Margaret), and two sons (Alan and Jack). There are three grandchildren.

MarriageDaisy Christie LEWISView this family
November 25, 1950 (Age 32)
Citation details: 26997/1950 WILLIAMSON ALLAN LEWIS DAISY LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ann Joan WILLIAMSON
1954 (Age 35)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret WILLIAMSON
1954 (Age 35)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a daughterAnn Joan WILLIAMSON
November 1954 (Age 36)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 31180/1954 WILLIAMSON ANN JOAN ALLAN DAISY CHRISTIE LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a daughterMargaret WILLIAMSON
November 1954 (Age 36)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 31179/1954 WILLIAMSON MARGARET ALLAN DAISY CHRISTIE LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a motherAgnes SCOTT
November 10, 1960 (Age 42)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 30625/1960 WILLIAMSON AGNES ROBERT AGNES LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Occupation
Trapper (Mining)
between 1934 and 1963 (Age 15)
Employer: State Mine
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Note: He began work at this time earning 9/10d per day, which was good money for a young man in the Depression. He progressed to become a set rider and a machinist.
Death of a wifeDaisy Christie LEWIS
November 3, 1965 (Age 47)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 40699/1965 WILLIAMSON DAISY CHRISTIE WILLIAM RICHARD HELEN CUTHBERT LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a half-sisterAgnes Mary “Cissie” WILLIAMSON
May 14, 1967 (Age 49)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16646/1967 GOODMAN AGNES MARY WILLIAM JAMES MARGARET WALLSEND
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Mary Gregory Page 1
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Occupation
Miner
between 1963 and 1978 (Age 44)
Employer: Newcom Colliery
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Note: During his career, he is reputed to have had only one day working at the pit top, the rest underground. He was an active member of the Miners' Federation and a founding member of the State Mine's picnic committee. One year, he organised four trainloads of miners and their families to go from Lithgow for a day at Taronga Zoo.
Sporting Interest
Made a life member of the Lithgow Workmen's Club
1979 (Age 60)
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Note:

As a young man he played soccer for this club.

He was also a director of the Lithgow Bowling Club.

Death September 25, 1994 (Age 76)
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Burial
Address: Presbyterian Portion 1: Row 7B
Cemetery: Lithgow General
Williamson - Allan Scott (Hickey)
Williamson - Allan Scott (Hickey)

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 7, 1916Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
7 months
elder sister
Jean WILLIAMSON
Birth: July 1916 46 34Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 10, 1997Portland, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
himself
3 years
younger brother
Jack WILLIAMSON
Birth: December 13, 1920 50 38Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 15, 2004Rathmines, , New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
Father’s family with Margaret SCOTT - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: 1894Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
8 months
half-sister
3 years
half-brother
Walter B WILLIAMSON
Birth: about 1897 26 24Merewether, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about May 1898Merewether, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
half-brother
William Joseph WILLIAMSON
Birth: 1897 26 24Merewether, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about May 14, 1921Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
10 years
half-brother
Robert Scott WILLIAMSON
Birth: about 1906 35 33Merewether, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1920Lake Pillans, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Daisy Christie LEWIS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 25, 1950Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
Ann Joan WILLIAMSON
Birth: 1954 35 36Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1954Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
daughter
Margaret WILLIAMSON
Birth: 1954 35 36Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1954Lithgow, , New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private

BirthThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
BirthBaptism Certificate - WILLIAMSON Allan Scott
BaptismThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 82
BaptismBaptism Certificate - WILLIAMSON Allan Scott
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 26997/1950 WILLIAMSON ALLAN LEWIS DAISY LITHGOW
Quality of data: secondary evidence
MarriageThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
OccupationThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
OccupationThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
ResidenceThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
Sporting InterestThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 83
NameThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
DeathThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index