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51 Archibald Munro posted to York Station 26.1.1852. Then to 32 Mile Albany Road, his working pay 2s pd. (GD1536. 31.5.1858). He reported he had been without salt pork at No 2 Albany Road since 31.8.1858. Had allowed prisoners additional quantities of flour and tea for their dinner. His working pay increased to 2s 6d pd. (GD1576. 15.9.1858). A prisoner strayed away from camp on the evening of 5.11.1858. A party of Aboriginal trackers were sent out the following morning; owing to nature of ground they were unsuccessful in tracking him. IW. (GD1834. 24.12.1859). Withdrawn from Champion Bay. (CSF43. 24.6.1861). Discharged from Royal Engineers on 21.12.1861..copy of his discharge papers:- corps of royal engineers. this is to certify,that NO.616 sapper archibald munro born in the parish of ardehatten in or near the town of OBAN in the county of Argyle was enlisted at glasgow for the R L Sappers of MIners on the 9 feb.1842 at the age of 24 8/12 years.that he served in the army for 19 years and 315 days.he is discharged in consequence at a full discharge to settle in west australia colonies with 12 months pay and right of registry of defence pension at 604m of age of 6d per C R Engineers 1363/31.dated at fremantle wa 21 dec 1861.character, conduct good in possession of one good conduct badge.corpral.says in his notes that in 1864 he owned "swan 20 acres".
A carpenter by trade he was recomended to take charge of party erecting the jetty at Bunbury. (CompGen 28.1.1864). To report himself for Warder's exam. (CSR 546/1. 30.1.1864). AW. 4.2.1864. Exertion money 4d pd fm 1.8.1864. He was sick on 13.9.1864 the 2nd time for same illness, "I fear his state of health is such that he never will be able permanently to resume his duties" 
Munro, Archibald (I539)
 
52 Army records show date of birth as 9 September 1922 Munro, Arnold Richard (I131)
 
53 Arrived in Aust 1 SEP 1883 Per the ship "Ashmore" Brandford, Eliza (I1944)
 
54 Arrived in Port Adelaide on the 1 July 1847 per the La Belle Alliance with his wife and 5 children.His occupations included miner,wood & chaff merchant.
Religion, Bc

John and Ann together with their five children, left Goldsithney, near Penzance, Cornwall and emigrated to Burra, SA in 1847. They came out on the ship "La Belle Alliance"
One of the earliest settlers at Burra, SA. He was a miner who was employed by Burra Copper Mine.Other activities included, 1864-1869- a teamster, 1877 and 1878- a SA Mining assistant and 1883 as a dealer (most probably chaff and wood) of Kooringa, Burra, SA. He was in SA for 38 1/2 years and was an active member of the Bible Christian Church. 
Sampson, John (I945)
 
55 Arrived per MERMAID 13 May 1851,enrolled pensioner guard. He was formerly a private in the 5th regiment. In 1852 he was considered unbalanced and treated at the Asylum. Owned Perth Town lot 1857. Harris, John (I931)
 
56 Arrived per the CAROLINE 12 Oct 1829,steerage as a servant for Stone. Criddle, William (I450)
 
57 As a young man, Arthur worked at the Post office, Minegnew and in later years worked
at Aitken's Grocery Store, Midland Junction. Possibly a good athelete (runner) and won prizes
(info from Joe and Jean Minchin)
Arthur and Mabel lived in Toodyay Road, Middle Swan. They had two sons
Geoffrey Arthur and James Leslie. 
Kenworthy, Arthur (I340)
 
58 Ashes interred at Dongara Cemetery Wilton, Maitland Birdwood (I81)
 
59 At All Saints Church Family F1166
 
60 At Coranning, when he suffered a fractured base of skull, following a fall from a buggy. He buried at Williams Cemetary. Waldock, John (I305)
 
61 At Registry Office Adelaide Family F1149
 
62 At St. Andrews Scotts Church Family F217
 
63 At the Methodist Church Family F1162
 
64 At the Methodist Church Pirie Street Family F1161
 
65 At the residence of H.J. Walker Family F1156
 
66 At the residence of Henry John Walker Family F1155
 
67 At the residence of James Sampson Family F319
 
68 At the residence of James Sampson Family F1139
 
69 At the residence of Joseph Sanders Family F1140
 
70 At the Residence of Mr Gerard Family F1160
 
71 At the Residence of Mr Wheatley. Family F1158
 
72 At the residence of Richard Bawden Family F1142
 
73 At the residence of the brides parents Family F1157
 
74 Baptised as Hilda May Brimson 21 February 1897
Resided with her parents in Three Springs  
Yates, Hilda May (I1361)
 
75 Baptised at Fremantle Public Hospital, minister's remarks 17 months old very ill. Forward, Marlene Nellie (I174)
 
76 Baptist Church Family F321862110
 
77 Began his schooling at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs on 19 July 1935  Brimson, Douglas James (I1510)
 
78 Beth died of a heart attack.Her middle name was spelt Junetta in Alice's Will. Forward, Beth Jeanette (I167)
 
79 Born 1903 in North Beach, Western Australia  Brimson, Amy Olive (I1406)
 
80 Born 1940's

Shearer of Slaughter Street, Three Springs for at least the years 1962-1965  
Brimson, Lionel Albert (I1513)
 
81 Born 3 November 1903 in Middle Swan, Western Australia  Cullen, Catherine Lucy (I1508)
 
82 Born in the parish of Gratwich Dawson, Charles (I3510)
 
83 Buried in same coffin as brother John Waldock, Mary (I3257)
 
84 By 1908 was living with her husband and children in Three Springs  Yates, Fanny Jane (I191)
 
85 Catherine died two weeks after Emily was born, she had been riding sidesaddle when the horse startled near a gate. Catherine was thrown from the horse and landed on top of a gate post on her stomach prior to giving birth, it was believed that this accident contributed to Catherine's early death she was only 37 years old. McCagh, Catherine (I35)
 
86 Christened 20 August 1887 Rumble, Joseph (I325)
 
87 christened as William Frederick Wilton, William Frederick (I109)
 
88 Christened in the parish of Gratwich Dawson, Charles (I3510)
 
89 Christian Church Family F321862113
 
90 Church of Christ Family F321862114
 
91 Committed suicide Edwards, Geoffrey Ross (I2166)
 
92 Convict number 2946, sentenced to seven years in Gloucester, for highway robbery Smith, John (I624)
 
93 Convict,sentenced 14 years for Rape.Arrived per the NILE on the 1 Jan
1858.His wife and four children followed him to Australia,arriving on the
26 Dec 1860 per the ESCORT. 
Poole, John (I209)
 
94 Convicted for stealing sheep,sentenced for eight years,arrived in Western Australia on the 18 Aug 1859 per the SULTANA .Convict Number 5449, age 34, 5 foot three and one half inches in height, hair light, eyes grey, face oval, complexion fair, no identifying marks, middling to stout. T/L 13 Apr 1861,Guildford,WA Conditional Pardon 25 Dec 1863,Swan,WA Certificate of Freedom 15 Apr 1865

Robert's occupation was shown as a farmer, he was also - Guildford/Toodyay/Greenmount Rd, timber contractor (alm 1880). Employed 9 Ticket of Leave men ? 1861-1869, including a woodcutter. Tenant at Key Farm, Toodyay 1880's. Police Gazette No 34 Wednesday August 25th 1886 " Robert Brimson, exp., late 5449, and Samuel Brimson, charged at Guildford, on the 17th inst. by P.C. Savage, with being in unlawful occupation of Crown Lands. Fined respectively ten pounds and five pounds with costs." He is supposed to have leased the Lakes Police Station about 1894. Robert died at their home, The Avenue, Midland. Cause of death - senile decay, dropsy and cardiac failure. Susannah was shown as a domestic servant She lived with her daughter Julia Alice, son Ernest Edward and daughter-in-law Grace Sylvia, at 94 Caledonian Ave, Maylands until her death. They are buried in adjoining graves at Karrakatta Cemetary, No's NC21 & 22. Twin headstones read:

Robert Beloved husband of Susan Brimson
Died 27th May 1920. Aged 91 years. At Rest.
also
Our Beloved Mother Susan Brimson
Died 8th July 1936. Aged 90 years.
"Re-United" 
Brimson, Robert Tanner (I178)
 
95 Cook at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1948  Wilton, Hilda Alice (I86)
 
96 Cremated Stokes, Roy Stanley (I480)
 
97 Cremated Stokes, Edgar Mervyn (I481)
 
98 Date of death calculated Munro, Charles (I541)
 
99 Death dates descrepency 20 or 21 August 1946 Giles, Alfred (I2563)
 
100 Death of a beauty queen

By ADRIENNE JONES
Sunday 25 March 2001
The image of 20-year-old Miss Australia hopeful Anne Zappelli is forever frozen as a young figure in a white dress walking briskly down a dimly lit country highway to her death.
She was raped and murdered somewhere either side of midnight on September 25, 1969, in a vacant block 50 metres from the road in the West Australian country town of Geraldton as she walked home alone from the local drive-in.
Until a deathbed confession to rape and murder 19 years after the event and a second inquest 31 years on, her death remained one of Australia's greatest mysteries. An initial inquest failed to identify who killed her, and, despite more than 9000 interviews, three police inquiries and endless public controversy, the crime remains, to this day, unsolved.
But tomorrow, after a sensational second inquest into her death, Anne Zappelli's family and friends hope their nightmare will end; that, after hearing eight days of evidence, WA Coroner Alastair Hope will tell them, finally, who killed her.
The apogee of years of campaigning by Rhonda Zappelli, Anne's younger sister, the new inquest turned the spotlight on repeated criticisms of police handling of investigations, and on two prime suspects never charged.
Former partners in petty crime, the late Norman Raisbeck and his accomplice, Thomas John Craig, fled Geraldton for South Australia the night of Anne Zappelli's murder. Like several other men in Geraldton at the time, they were key suspects, but were not charged - because both had alibis.
They fled, according to Thomas Craig, because they had committed burglaries in Geraldton, for which they were later extradited to WA and jailed.
Norman Raisbeck, however, on his 1988 deathbed in a South Australian hospital, confessed to two WA detectives interviewing him that he and Mr Craig were involved. He said he had raped Miss Zappelli, but blamed Mr Craig for her murder. Still no charges were laid, and when the Zappelli family found out about Mr Raisbeck's dying confession six years after his death, Thomas Craig was living a citizen's life with his wife and family in the seaside town of Bunbury.
Rhonda Zappelli began campaigning for a new inquest when the family also learned that critical forensic evidence had been misplaced or destroyed. Former state attorney-general Peter Foss took up their cause in May last year, and the inquest opened in late February with the now 60-year-old Thomas Craig in the public gallery.
He heard his late friend's deathbed confession read to the court, charging that Thomas Craig was obsessed with Miss Zappelli and angry that she had gone to the drive-in with a local police officer instead of going out with him. The two men had found her walking alone on the main street back to Geraldton from the drive-in and attacked her. Both men had raped her, but it was Mr Craig who had strangled her. Raisbeck said he had raped her first, and when he went back to the car, Mr Craig had Miss Zappelli in a headlock. Mr Craig had returned to the car with blood on his clothing and scratches on his face. They then fled to South Australia and agreed never to discuss what happened.
Former police internal investigations officer Michael O'Halloran confirmed in court that Miss Zappelli had died from strangulation, a fact police had kept secret and which only the killer could have known.
The Zappelli family's lawyer, Felicity Zempilas, told the court the evidence very strongly suggested Mr Craig and Mr Raisbeck were responsible for raping and murdering Anne Zappelli and that Mr Craig should be committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court.
But Mr Craig said he had never met Miss Zappelli, that it was just coincidence he and his friend Mr Raisbeck had left for South Australia at the time she went missing, and that Mr Raisbeck's statement was "completely false, everything in it".
In eight days of drama, the inquest brought together for the first time the full cast of people linked for decades in unresolved grief and collective suspicion.
Among them were key witnesses Graham Batt, the young constable who was with her at the drive-in that night with two other friends, and Geraldton schoolteacher Roy Ryan, who wanted to date her but missed out to the policeman.
The policeman told the inquest that he and Anne Zappelli had kissed at the drive-in but Miss Zappelli had been tired and suddenly decided to walk back to Geraldton. He and his friends spent hours looking for her when she didn't return, and reported her missing.
The schoolteacher was probably the last to see her alive, except for whoever killed her. Dating another girl, he had passed Miss Zappelli hurrying along the gravel verge of the road towards town with two men following her, and said he had always felt guilty about not stopping to help her.
The policeman and the schoolteacher bore the brunt of suspicion, especially in Geraldton, where relationships are close and murder is everyone's business.
Five years younger than Anne, Rhonda Zappelli was 15 when her sister was murdered. She can't remember much about her sister and says her memories are frozen in the amnesia of grief. She remembers Anne Zappelli was a role model she could never emulate, a pretty girl with a wicked sense of humor, but very shy.
But Rhonda Zappelli remembers more. She remembers when her sister died her family life shattered, with her distraught mother constantly sedated and her father, her two brothers and herself floundering, rudderless.
She remembers the iconisation of her sister into a kind of perpetual celluloid beauty queen, frozen forever in perfection.
"That's the worst thing about it, she's stuck as this Perspex kind of Miss Perfection, and she would be horrified to think she had 20 years and all there is is a photo of her with the bouquet and a tiara on."
She also remembers a quarrel between Anne and her mother about a new dress. Her sister's death robbed them both of the chance to make up.
"The thing that really bugs me is the fact that someone is taken away by someone else and you lose all that ... the humanity that's part of a normal relationship."
Whether the inquest has resolved the 30-year mystery of her sister's murder, it may fulfil one other mission for Anne Zappelli's family: to deconstruct the creation of yet another saintly icon from the memory of a stolen life. 
Zappelli, Anne Cecille (I2594)
 

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