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Recorded 18th July 1983
Dorothy was born 4th April 1908, Pokolbin,
Dorothy Ingall (maiden name)
Herbert Harry Ingall (father)
Frederick Ingall (great-grandfather)
Grandfather emigrated from England, 1849
Mary Freeman (great grandmother) she worked at "the big house" which belonged to Ingall. Alfred and Marge were born there. They arrived 3 weeks after the baby was born.
They came to Aberglasslyn. Then they bought land at Pokolbin. The Marrowbone Rd was their back fence which went to the Pokolbin Rd. "Little Okie", the original Frederick Ingall estate.
Alfred Ingall (grandfather) married Martha
Martha Parsfield (grandmother)- her mother was a Bassett from the Williams River area, Clarence Town. They had three children Herbert Henry, Florence, Ernie.
Florence Drayton, née Ingall (aunt)
Florence married George Drayton (uncle)
Ernie Ingall (uncle) married Rose Ingall, née White (aunt) (whose brother was Chief of Police)
"Florenceville", Ingall's Lane
"Hilldale", brother's estate
"Randolph", sailed 20th August, 1849 to Australia
Location of original Ingall homestead Recalls original Ingall homestead
Father worked at Bellbird Colliery - he was an electrician at Bellbird Colliery 1913, it was only just beginning as a Colliery having been transported from Carrington. He was also a vigneron and a teacher.
Lived at Prince St, Bellbird
Lionel John Foster (first husband)
L. Foster worked at Aberdare No.2 as a blacksmith. The Depression followed.
Edmund Morgan (second husband) was born in Carrington. Loved boats and built them.
E. Morgan died in 1975
Lived at Nelson Bay during Depression. They lived in a bag humpy and they lived on fish. "If you got sick you either got better or you died" - Recalls period living at Nelson Bay.
Lived at State Boy's Home, Pokolbin run by her Grandparents.
Recollection of Ingall's vineyard - varieties such as Chardonnay and Ladies Finger's - they had a still for producing brandy.
Recollection of Ingall's cellars, the well and stables Description of "phaeton" (sulky with a boot and a hood).
"Mystery" was the name of their horse.
"Ben Ean", Lindeman's estate.
"Happy Valley", Drayton's estate
Grandfather purchased Barnes' property
Ambrose Ingall, Ernie Ingall
Recalls death of grandfather in the middle of the night. She was 12 and ran for help.
Won bursary to Cessnock High, 1921.
Attended Bellbird school, 1913.
Martha Drayton (cousin) walked to Cessnock School
William Gray, Bellbird headmaster lived in a brick house at the end of Cessnock. He walked 2 miles to Bellbird. He taught singing by the Sol Fa method using tuning forks. They sight read the music.
Miss Ducksberry, Primary teacher
Recalls being taught music at school
Description of Bellbird Primary school
Electricity connected to Bellbird, c.1920 - no street lights but the power coming from Bellbird pit.
Father caught typhoid fever and died very quickly. He was 44. He was testing the safety lamps working 56 hours. The neighbours were the Wilsons. He also died overnight.
Percy Clark (uncle) helped the family move into the house at Aberdare using his motor truck.
Eva Craft, née Clark (aunt)
Ernie Craft (uncle)in charge of the ice works near the butter factory. They lived alongside the church in Dudley St. They visited her father in hospital.
Australian Writers Assoc., Newcastle branch - Stan Parkes - family history and a novel.
Recalls father dressed as "Lolly Man" at the picnic. Her mother sewed them in little bags on his clothes and the children chase him to get the lollies.
St Luke's, Nulkaba
Location of early picnic grounds near Allandale Hospital. The Pinchins, a very early family.
34:36 Walked from Pokolbin to St. Luke's at Nulkaba.
"Rocky Hill", Nulkaba - on the boundary of Campbell's land.
Ambrose Ingall married
Annie Ingall, née Hall
Recalls St. Luke's church picnics - 1914.
St. John's, Bellbird 1908
Recalls Bellbird Methodist church - built in one day in 1913. Mr Wolfram was one of the men.
Jim Mathieson, Bellbird mine manager
Malcolm Bailey got lost in the pit.
Bert Bailey was the eldest who married
Mary Radnidge daughter of Hilton
Recalls death of M. Bailey in pit whose body was found much later and subsequently buried in Cessnock Cemetery.
Jacky Robinson was the man who found him (his hip bone and his watch). Jacky came to Bellbird in 1926. He was found in a side tunnel away from the substation and was probably gassed.
Jim Comerford - "a fiery chap"
Cessnock Writers Group, 1948
"The Talisman", Writer's group magazine
Colin Evans and John McVitie
Tape duration. SubjectPokolbin (N.S.W.) -- HistoryBellbird (N.S.W.) -- HistoryBellbird Public School (N.S.W.)Schools -- New South WalesChurch of England -- Diocese of Newcastle -- HistoryMorgan née Ingall, Dorothy, 1912-1986PersonJack DelaneyDepicts or Relates ToJack RobinsonWal PinchenCreatorMorgan née Ingall, Dorothy, 1912-1986Delaney, Jack, 1919-2010CollectionVoices of the HunterDate Created18th July 1983Location Bellbird Uniting Church Nulkaba, NSW Aberglasslyn, NSW Pokolbin, NSW Bellbird Public School Nelson Bay, NSW Millfield, NSWIdentifier184A
Delaney, Jack, 1919-2010, Dorothy Morgan née Ingall - Millfield resident. Recorded 18 July 1983. Part 1/4, [184A]. Living Histories, accessed 30/11/2023, https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/55786