|Notes for Edward HUNTER|
|EDWARD HUNTER, Edward (Ted) born on the 1/9/1883 was the only son of Peter and Mary Jane Hunter. He was the middle child the family, having two older and two younger sisters.|
At the death of his mother when he was 17, Ted left the family home and went to Tasmania where he remained for some months. On his return to Victoria he later took examinations to enter the Police Force. Having passed the necessary tests to become a member of this force, he returned to his father's: farm while waiting to be called up, and there he remained. Hasthorpe's lease on Hunter's farm had by now expired, and Ted gave up all ideas of police work and stayed on the farm.
Ted Hunter married Selina 'Nin' Turnbull in 1915. She was the second youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Turnbull of Willow Grove.
Ted ed and 'Nin' set up a home on the Hunter property which, by now, had been bequeathed to Ted following his father's death in 1913.
Four children were born to Ted and 'Nin' (Turnbull) Hunter. They were:- Kenneth, Gordon, Peter and Dolly.
After about five years residence on the farm Ted and 'Nin' went to live in Anzac Streets Moe, employing his sister Ede and brother-in- law, Harry Brown on a share-farming basis on the farm.
During Ted's life at Anzac Street, Moe,
where both he and 'Nin' lived the remainder of their lives (with the exception of another 4 years on the farm) Ted was involved in many voluntary duties. He was, like his father before him a councillor for the Narracan Shire from 1919 until 1942, and Shire President in 1926 and again in 1938.
Apart from the Shire council work, Ted Hunter managed a formidable array of other activities. He was on committees such as the Moe Co-operative Dairying Company Board for 27 years - the Moe Hospital Committee, a
member of the Moe Fire Brigade, member of the Moe Rifle Club, and Manchester Unity Lodge, Red Cross and Prisoner-of-War Committees. In addition to these activities he was also involved in a great number of district events of perhaps lesser important, but none- the-less giving his time willingly to wherever it was required. Ted was made a Justice of the Peace, in recognition of his efforts in the public interests. ln later years, the Edward Hunter Reserve (Moe) was named in his honour.
Edward Hunter passed away on August the 7th, 1942, following a spate of ill health lasting several months. He now lies at the Moe cemetery beside his wife 'Nin' who continued to live in Moe until her death at the age of 85 years on the 2/7/1970.
Of the four children of Ted and 'Nin' Hunter - Ken served with the 2nd A.I.F. in Australia and Brunei, Borneo, during W.W.2. Gordon served in the R.A.A.F. during W.W.2 where he worked as a weather forecaster in New Guinea and the Pacific area. In civilian life he later worked for the weather bureau appearing on A.B.C. Television.
Peter married Flora Griffin, daughter of Oueenie Hasthorpe and Bert Griffin of Westbury. After their marriage, Peter and Flora lived on the Hunter property at Tanjil South.
Dolly married Harry Jolly of the firm, Jolly's Estate Agents and Auctioneers of Trafalgar.
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