SERGEANT D. GAVIN.
Advice was received in Cairns yesterday of the death at Ayr of Sergeant D. Gavin, officer-in-charge of the Ayr police station. Deceased, who was 53 years of age, entered the police force in October, 1911, and during his career saw service at Cooktown, Cairns and Babinda. He was a first-class sergeant. He was appointed to Cooktown in 1927, and after two years' service was transferred to Cairns, from where he went to Babinda, where he remained until two years ago, when he was appointed to Ayr. On Sunday, May 23, he was operated on for appendicitis, and although it was thought he was progressing satisfactorarily, peritonitis set in, resulting in his death yesterday afternoon. He is survived by a wife and three daughters. A brother, Sergeant W. Gavin, is stationed at Cairns, and will leave for Ayr this morning.
SERGEANT D. GAVIN. (1937, May 31). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE
SERGEANT D. J. GAVIN
The death was reported recently in Ayr of Sergeant Dennis John Gavin, after 26 years' service in the Queensland Police Force. Sergeant Gavin had a high reputation as a conscientious officer, and in his work as police prosecutor his sterling qualities were revealed. Throughout the period of his command at Ayr the relations between the sergeant and his colleagues were most harmonious. He was born in Toowoomba 51 years ago, and during his service in the police force had been stationed at Rockhampton, Mt. Morgan, Nambour, Condamine, Tangorin, Muttaburra, Stanthorpe, Bell, Cooktown, Cairns, Babinda, and Ayr. It was at Babinda that he was promoted to the rank of sergeant (first class) and transferred to Ayr in succession to Senior Sergeant Galligan. Sergeant Gavin, who was married at Nambour, is survived by his wife and three daughters.
OBITUARY (1937, June 11). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 25. Link to TROVE
GAVIN.-In loving memory of my dear husband and our dear father (Denis John Gavin), who passed away on May 30, 1937, at Ayr.
(Inserted by his loving wife and family.)
Family Notices (1938, May 30). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 6. Link to TROVE
08 - Sep - 2016
[] GAVIN, James, parents Dennis GAVIN & Ellen MURPHY
3-Aug-1930 Cooktown, Qld.
8 COD - motor car accident interred -- Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery [5-5-31]
Motor Car Overturns.
HUSBAND'S NARROW ESCAPE.
COOKTOWN, August 4.
When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
A motor car party, comprising Acting-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approach the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.
The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw service in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown).
INTO CREEK. (1930, August 5). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 13. Link to TROVE
Mrs. James Gavin.
The death took place at Cooktown on August 3 last year of Mrs. James Gavin, an old and well-known resident of Toowoomba. The late Mrs. Gavin was the victim of a motor car accident at Cooktown, where she was visiting her son, Acting Sergeant D. Gavin, and received injuries which proved to be fatal. Mrs. Gavin, who was 70 years of age, was a native of Jondaryan, being the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Drift. She attended the first Convent School in Toowoomba. The remains of the late Mrs. Gavin were brought from Cooktown by the steamer Kallatina, and were conveyed to Toowoomba for re-interment, which took place at the Toowoomba Cemetery yesterday.
Mrs. James Gavin. (1931, May 6). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 14. Link to TROVE
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO DUMB ANIMALS.
From Ethel McDougall, who lives at Donor's Hill, Cloncurry: Well, here I am at last. It has taken em a long time to write to the "Corner" but I have not forgotten It. I enjoy reading all the Interesting letters In it. I have seven very nice pen-pals, and they all write very nice letters. The weather is very changeable here. Yesterday was very hot, but to-day it is like rain — plenty of clouds and a north wind blowing. I went to the Normanton races In August and had a wonderful time. A red diamond Jay built a nest in our store room a few months back and hatched four little ones. They come around the house every day to get water, and I give them bread crumbs and bird seed. When they have finished they fly away again, and come back in the afternoon for another meal. Now they are getting very tame.
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO DUMB ANIMALS. (1938, November 1). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 5. Link to TROVE
ST. Andrew's Church of England, Cloncurry, was the choice of Ethel Mary, only daughter of Mr. Fred McDougall and the late Mrs. McDougall, of Donor's Hill, for her marriage to Clarence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hudson, of Melinda Downs, Cloncurry.
The bride wore a blue tailored ensemble of wool de chene with a blue felt hat, and carried a prayer book. Miss Olive Hudson attended the bride, and the bridegroom was supported by Mr. Alf. McDougall, uncle of the bride. They will make their future home at The Williams station.
WEDDING BELLS. (1945, July 26). Queensland Country Life (Qld. : 1900 - 1954), p. 8. Link to TROVE
The sad passing of Mrs. Darby Hudson in Townsville early last Saturday morning was a great shock to the townsfolk of Cloncurry. Mrs. Hudson, who was in ill health for some time, suddenly became worse, and she was flown to Townsville at the beginning of the week. However, she failed to respond to treatment and passed away. She leaves her husband and two small children to mourn her loss.
Her remains were brought to Cloncurry on Wednesday, where the burial took place, Bro. Whereat officiating at the graveside.
CLONCURRY (1954, July 10). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 3. Link to TROVE