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Andrew James CARTER

Male 1869 - 1955  (86 years)


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  • Name Andrew James CARTER 
    Born 19 Jan 1869  Haddon Rig, Warren, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Photos? Grave (DSCF7924) 
    Died 12 Mar 1955  Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia, Anglican Section Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Shingled Hut
      There was once a well-known wayside inn called The Shingle Hut, at the junction of Marthaguy and Merri Merri Creeks, about 10 miles from Carinda on the Quambone Road. It began it's life as The Shingled House kept by Gottlieb Eckhert in 1873. James and Catherine Carter took over The Shingled House and reared a young family there. Ons small daughter, Selina May aged two years was buried in 1883, in the small cemetery on the opposite side of th road.
      The Inn was called "The Junction" for a period of time, but later on reverted to "The Shingled Hut". James joseph and Catherine Carter were in turn Licencees between 1879 and 1891. Catherine Selina Carter died in 1894 aged 43. James Carter's son-in-law Bill Young took over the licence of the inn, but some of the Carter family remained in residence at The Shingled Hut.
      Young Jim Carter married and moved to Qumabone where he conducted a carrying business for some time before buying the general store and trading as Carter & Co. His daughter Miss Dulcie Carter carried on this business until 1951. Jim Carter was born at Haddon Rig, before his parents took over management of the inn.
      Settlers on the Marthaguy by Marion Dormer and Joan Starr 1979- ISBN 062-621-431

      The Shingled Hut
      The Shingled Hut stood for many years, near where the Merri Merri Creek joins the Marthaguy Creek on "Lowlands", and because of this it was also known as the Junction Hotel. It was originally established as a combined store and coach stop for Cobb and Co. mail coaches and teamsters and after a number of years, in 1873, a licence was granted for the sale of liquor.
      The original buildings of the Shingle Hut were the kitchen, which was a seperate building, a combined coach house, stalls, store, and area set aside for postal business, private rooms and bar and cellar. The building was of cypress pine post and slabs. The posts were huge and the beautiful workmanship had to be seen to be believed. The walls were of slabs, some split but mostly pit sawn bearers and joints. These were all adzed but the rafters were small round lengths of cypress pine with pit sawn battens and the whole building was roofed with cypress pine shingles which were cut about half an inch thick, six inches wide and fifteen to eighteen inches long.
      In later years the roof was covered with corrugated iron. The kitchen section had a tramped earth floor whereas the main building had a pit sawn timber floor.
      The furniture in the building was all handmade including scrubbed white pine tables. There was a long stove and a very large open fireplace, a baking oven and a luxry of luxuries, a "Sam Wellar" double oven cooking range.
      The workmanship was of very high standard and nails were not plentiful when the building was constructed. It was an exhibition of beautifully worked morticing, pegging and dovetailing. The water and feed troughs were hollowed out logs....
      In time, these buildings were all dismantled and much of the materials were used to build part of the present 'Lowlands" homestead and sheds, and there is very little left to show the passer-by where this fine building once stood....
      The Shingle Hut was quite notorious as a "lambing down" hotel. Definition taken from Webster's New International Dictionary IInd. Ed.
      Lamb Done: a. To spend recklessly, to knock down
      b. To induce to spend money recklessly.
      The history of Carinda by Margaret Johnston and kay Marman ISBN 0 959244700

      James Carter Insovlvency files -5 Sep 1879
      James was declared insovant to the sum 90/5/10 some of the items he was found to be owing money on included leather, matches, tobacco, salmon, tapioca, sardines, black pepper, caraway seeds, blacking, apples, a sausage machine. For the first hearing James did not turn up. At a later hearing the creditors requested that the property be sequestrated for the benefit of the auditors. James attributed his inability to pay to a large amount of money being owed to him and a general depression that his the pastoral district particulalry hard. He also points out that he has other creditors and by sequestrating his property the courts would be denying other creditors their right also to be paid back money owed them.
      This case went to the supreme court of NSW
      When listing people who owed him money most of the money he was owed was for food sold to locals including a number of people listed as living at The Shingle Hut.

      James Carter's insolvency problems must have been resolved as he continued to hold the licenc from 1878-1888 and Catherine Carter then held the licence from 1888-1891
    Person ID I24084  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father James CARTER,   b. 1842, Devonshire, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine Selina LEES,   b. 1851, Lachlan River, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1894, Merri Merri Creek, Quambone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Sep 1873  Eumanglah, Warren, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4559  Group Sheet

    Family Isabella MCASKILL,   b. 25 Mar 1877,   d. 16 Jun 1946, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1898  Walgett, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. William Henry CARTER,   b. 08 Apr 1899, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1912, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     2. James Percival CARTER,   b. 18 Jun 1901, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1965, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Dulcie Florence CARTER,   b. 04 Nov 1903, Quambone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 2004  (Age 100 years)
     4. Bertha Neridah May CARTER,   b. 06 Mar 1906, Quambone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 2001, Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Phillip John CARTER,   b. 03 Nov 1908, Quambone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1969, Molong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     6. Alfred Roy CARTER,   b. 05 Jul 1912, Quambone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1969, Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F8809  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    CARTER, Andrew James
    CARTER, Andrew James

    Headstones
    DSCF7924.JPG
    DSCF7924.JPG
    Plot: Anglican Section

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Dasha BRANDT.

    2. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      9987/1869, Dubbo, NSW

    3. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      4305/1898, Walgett, NSW