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  • Name Alfred EMBREY 
    Born 8 Mar 1878  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1965  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I10149  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father Alfred EMBREY,   b. 28 Mar 1851, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Louisa SCOTT,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F6221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah EMBREY,   b. 4 Oct 1882, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1906, Tallegalla, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1904  Tallegalla, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), Thursday 31 March 1904, page 8

      Orange Blossoms.
      On Wednesday last (writes our Rosewood correspondent) an interesting wedding was celebrated at Tallegalla. The contracting parties are cousins, the bridegroom being Mr. Alfred Embrey, jun. (eldest son of Mr. A. Embrey), and the bride Miss Sarah Embrey (eldest daughter of Mr. R. Embrey). Owing partly to the greater distance of the bride's home, and partly to the mother being an invalid, the ceremony was performed at the residence of the bridegroom's parents, which is charmingly situated on a spur of the eminence known locally as "The Bluff", and commands an extensive and picturesque view of Tallegalla and the Minden Valley.
      Punctually at the time appointed the bridal party took up their position in the drawing-room, immediately over which was suspended a magnificent wedding bell composed of white flowers and ferns. The nuptial rite was performed by the rector of the parish, The Rev. H. Bradwell. The two well-known hymns "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden" and "How Welcome was the Call" were heartily sung. Mr. W. Ruhno presiding at the organ; and at the conclusion of the service, as the wedding party filed out of the room, the wedding march was played in excellent style by that gentleman.
      The bride was attired in a pretty costume of ivory white brocaded cashmere, the skirt made with a robe front and richly trimmed with insertion and rows of silk faggoting. The bodice was made with a front of tucked chiffon, large round collar trimmed with handsome silk applique, and finished with choux of chiffon, sprays of orange blossoms, lilies of the valley, and long moire sash. A handsomely embroidered veil and coronetted wreath of orange blossoms completed a tasteful and becoming toilette.
      She was attended by two bridesmaids, Misses Louisa and Matilda Embrey (sisters of the bridegroom), both of whom were attired in white floral muslins, and skirts richly ruched and trimmed with handsome insertion, threaded with pale blue bebe ribbon. The bodices were fastened in the back with pouched Russian fronts, trimmed with [unreadable] insertion and pale blue bebe ribbon; collars of pale blue satin, covered with large sprays of lily of the valley [unreadable] sashes, hats of sunburnt straw in the [unreadable] tastefully trimmed with [unreadable] and sprays of daisies and [unreadable] of pale blue. Both bride and bridesmaid carried, in lieu of bouquets, handsome feather fans (presented by the bridegroom's mother) with ribbon streamers to match their costumes.
      The bridegroom was supported by his brother, Mr. Fred Embrey (best man) and by his cousins, Messrs. R. and F. Embrey.
      The bridegroom's gifts to the bride and to the bridesmaids were handsome gold brooches.
      After the happy couple had received the congratulations of the assembled guests an adjournment was made to one of the long verandahs, where a flower-decked table ran the whole length, and upon which a sumptuous wedding breakfast was laid out in a style which would have done credit to a city caterer. The centre of attraction was the handsome three tier wedding cake (each tier mounted on pedestals), beautifully iced and decorated with doves and similar symbols, the work of Miss Embrey, sister of the bridegroom. The Rev. H. Gradwell presided, and, at the conclusion of the repast, proposed the health of the happy pair, and made reference to the good example set by Mr. Embrey, sen., and his family in their regular attendance at church and Sunday-school, which was not an easy matter, owing to the long distance and the bad roads to be traversed. He also alluded to the good which men of the stamp of Mr. Embrey were to the country. They came and settled in what was practically a wilderness, and by indomitable pluck and industry built such a home as they now saw. The toast having been duly honoured, as well as that of the "Bridesmaids," those of "The Parents of the Bride and Bridegroom" and "The Chairman" were received with musical honours and duly acknowledged.
      In the afternoon photographs were taken of the bridal party and assembled guests by Mr. B. Taylor, of your town.
      The rest of the time was spent in various games.
      Tea was served in capital style about dusk, after which the evening was devoted to music and dancing, and a very enjoyable time was the result.
      The bride's travelling dress was of deep lavender cashmere; skirt trimmed with strappings of silk of the same shade, bodice beautifully tucked and trimmed with handsome cream insertion, collar covered with lace and finished with stole ends; toque prettily trimmed with silk applique ribbon and berries. The dresses worn by the bride and bridesmaids were made by Miss Embrey, and reflected great credit on her skill and taste.
      Among the many pretty costumes worn by the guests the following were noted :-Mrs. Ruhno, skirt of black silk, white embroidered silk blouse over buttercup, and picture hat trimmed with black velvet and berries; Mrs. J. W. Watkins, black skirt, white silk blouse with Paris insertion, toque of black chiffon; Mrs. Eichstadt, black skirt, cream silk blouse, and Paris insertion; Mrs. Harding, black skirt, black and white silk blouse, trimmed with handsome silk applique, bonnet en suite; mother of bridegroom, black skirt, tussore silk blouse; Miss Harding, pretty costume of pale blue linen; Miss Embrey (sister of bridegroom), floral delaine, with twine-coloured insertion; Mrs. M'Geary, black silk; Mrs. Elliott, cream voile; Misses Oberle, tussole silk; Miss Loveday, floral delaine; Mrs. White, black skirt and pretty blouse of pale blue muslin; Mrs. W. G. Rowlingson, costume of green flaked zephyr; Miss Klewe, pretty dress of white silk.
      What must have been a source of great gratification to the relatives was the presence of both the maternal and paternal grandmothers of the bridegroom, both of whom entered heartily into the enjoyments of the day. The number of guests entertained with lavish hospitality throughout the day numbered some 150 persons. At night the "tin-canners" put in an appearance, and were generously treated.
      Appended is a list of the presents received by the young couple :-Mrs. R. Embrey (mother of bride), toilet set and house linen; Mr. R. Embrey (father of bride), eight day clock: Mr. T. Embrey (brother of bride), pair of vases; Mr. R. Embrey (brother of bride), set of Mrs. Potts's patent irons; Masters J., H., and G. Embrey (brothers of bride), three jugs; Miss Maud and Master Joe Embrey (brother and sister of bride), pair of china candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. H Embrey (brother and sister of bride), cheque; Mrs. W. Swan (aunt of bride), tablecloth, honey jar, butter dish, cream jug, vase, and wool flowers; Mr. and Mrs. A. Owens (uncle and aunt of bride) counterpane and wool mats; Mr. and Mrs. F. Manders and family (cousins of bride), china tea-service, eight tumblers, and biscuit tin; Misses Sealy (cousins), cheque; Mr. and Mrs. A. Embrey (parents of bridegroom), cheques; Mr. F. Embrey (brother of bridegroom), dinner service; Miss J. Embrey (sister of bridegroom), wedding cake; Miss L. Embrey (sister of bridegroom), what-not; Misses M. and D. Embrey (sisters of bridegroom), carpets; Masters R. A. and Andrew Embrey (brothers of bridegroom), octagonal table; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Scott, ruby sugar basin, cream jug, butter-dish, and Japanese tray; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Scott, eight knives and forks and half-a-dozen teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Scott, set of Mrs. Potts's patent irons; Mr. G. Byers and family, carriage clock; Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, sen., toilet glass; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Freeman, silver-mounted butter-dish; Mr. E. Freeman silver cruet; Mr. and Mrs. M. Freeman, silver cruet; Mr. and Mrs. T. Yarrow, lamp; Mr. G. Freeman, silver-mounted biscuit barrel; Mr. A. Freeman, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, china tea-service; Mr. and Mrs. Ruhno, Miller lamp; Mr. and Mrs. Adams, pair of photograph frames, and fancy caddy of tea; Miss M. Adams, pair of flower vases; Mr. and Mrs. R. Elliott, silver-mounted jam dish; Mrs. M'Geary, silver breakfast cruet; Mr. E. and Misses E. and L. Klewe, china tea-pot, milk jug, and quarter of a dozen cups and saucers; Master A. Klewe, cheque; Mr. Blackmore and family, silver cruet; Mr.. and Mrs. W. G. Rowlingson, pair of silver mounted salts; Mr. E. Rowlingson, silver mounted jam-dish; Mr. and Mrs. Kilgour, silver breakfast cruet; Mr. and Mrs. Eichstadt, silver-mounted butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. D. Aitkens, glass salad bowl and pair of table spoons; Mr. and Mrs. Harding and family, wicker arm chair; Mr. and Mrs. H. Harding, pair of silver jam spoons; Miss Reinke, cheque; Master C. Reinke, cheque; Master W. Cocks, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. J. Upritchard and family, half a dozen china cups and saucers, bread knife, and carving knife and fork; Mr. and Mrs. W. White, pair of silver mounted salts; Mr. and Mrs. H. M'Geary, pair of pictures; Miss M. M'Geary, pair of vases; Miss H. Loveday, pair of pictures; Misses Oberle (three), glass water jug, decanter, and fruit dish; and Master Oberle, cheque. [3]
     1. Alfred Richard EMBREY,   b. 10 Feb 1906, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1981, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F6220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1878 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1904 - Tallegalla, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1965 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1878/C5665.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1965/C3762.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1904 'Orange Blossoms.', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 31 March, p. 8. , viewed 02 Apr 2017,

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1904/C1740.