Harriet ROBINSON

Female 1853 - 1938  (85 years)


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  • Name Harriet ROBINSON 
    Born 1853  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Feb 1938  Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary 18 Feb 1938  [3
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 

    • The death took place at Casino on Wednesday of Mrs. Harriett Aspery, 84, one of the best known identities of the Richmond and Clarence River districts. Mrs. Aspery was born at Grafton, and came to the Richmond River about 40 years ago, where her husband followed farming pursuits on the Tomki Estate for many years. Retiring from farming, the family settled in Casino, where Mr. Aspery was engaged on the municipal council's maintenance staff for a number of years until his retirement, owing to ill-health. He died five years ago. Four sons and six daughters survive.
    Person ID I9025  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 

    Father George ROBINSON,   b. 1810, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1894, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Ann GUNSON,   b. 1813, Barrow Upon Humber, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1891, Deep Gully, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1833  Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry ASPERY,   b. 1849, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1933, Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1874  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Golden Wedding 23 Sep 1924  Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5

    • GOLDEN WEDDING
      ASPERY-ROBINSON
      The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. H. Aspery, of Casino, was celebrated on September 23. The marriage took place at Grafton on September 23, 1874. The bride was Miss Harriet Robinson, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, of Grimsby House, Deep Gully. The bridegroom resided at Carr's Creek.
      Forty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Aspery, with a family of four, settled in Casino. There are 11 children and about 30 grandchildren.

      GOLDEN WEDDING.
      MR. AND MRS. H. ASPERY.

      A large convivial party assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Kayner last evening to celebrate the golden wedding of two old and respected residents of Casino in the persons of Mr, and Mrs. H. Aspery of North-street.

      The marriage took place at Grafton on 23rd September, 1874, the bride being Miss Harriet Robinson, daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson, of Grimsby House, Deep Gully, while the bridegroom at that time resided at Carr's Creek. Forty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Aspery, with a family of four, came to Casino, and here the latter grew to eleven, while at the present time grandchildren number over 30. A large number of these were present last evening, in a number of instances three generations of the family being represented. There was also three generations represented in the sister of the bride (Mrs. Owen Hynes, of Grafton) and her daughter (Mrs. H. A. Sanders) and young son. Dinner was laid out in sumptuous fashion in the breakfast-room of Mr. Rayner's spacious residence, beautifully decorated for the occasion by Mrs. G. Green and Mrs. Whalley, the scheme being entirely symbolic of golden flowers, while over the long-wedded couple hung a wedding bell, which at a stage of the proceedings opened out and strewed the aged couple with a shower of rose leaves, amidst the enthusiastic applause of those present.

      Ensign Battle, of the Salvation Army, presided, and after full justice had been done to the good things provided, gave the loyal toast. This was followed by that of "The bride and bridegroom," also from the chair, supported by Mr. H. B. Waterhouse, as the oldest friend of the old couple in the Casino district. Both speakers made reference to the long and exemplary life led by Mr. and Mrs. Aspery, and to the respect and esteem in which they and their family were hold in the district after a residence of so many years, Mr. Waterhouse adding that the year 1874 was a momentous one to the family from the fact that the bride's sister (Mrs. Hynes) was also wedded earlier the same year. The chairman then, on behalf of the family, handed Mr. and Mrs. Aspery a wallet of gold, conveying with it the love and veneration of the family to their aged progenitors. Mr. Aspery responded in jovial terms, thanking all for their presence, and the family for their gift, and concluding by wishing everyone present health and prosperity in the future. Mr. Waterhouse then proposed "The family," in a few well-chosen words, to which Mr. E. C. Raynor responded on their behalf.

      The cutting of the three-decker wedding cake (made by Mrs. Mee) was performed by the bride, and handed round to the company. It is worthy of remark that the floral decoration on the cake was precisely the same as that used on the original cake 30 years previously, having been kept in an excellent state of preservation during the long years since the original ceremony. This portion of the proceedings concluded with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne," all the toasts having been drunk with musical honors.

      The remainder of the evening was of a social character, conversation on old-time reminiscences being interspersed with vocal and instrumental items and dancing. Amongst the contributors to the vocal items were Mrs. A. O. Simpson, Misses Gray, Tinson, Mee, Messrs. Croker and Imeson, Miss Pledger officiating as accompanist.

      The company broke up shortly before midnight, all expressing the very best wishes for the future welfare of the bride and bridegroom of 50 years ago.

      1924 'GOLDEN WEDDING.', The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW : 1904 - 1929), 24 September, p. 3, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122593501
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F5765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1853 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1874 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGolden Wedding - 23 Sep 1924 - Casino, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Feb 1938 - Casino, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980, MyHeritage.com [online database], (Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30219/australia-marriages-1810-1980), https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-30219-131694/harriet-robinson-and-henry-aspery-in-australia-marriages, Harriet Robinson & Henry Aspery, Place: New South Wales, Australia; Film: 993721.

    2. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 1632/1938.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'OBITUARY.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 18 February, p. 4, viewed 21 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126109287.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1924 'GOLDEN WEDDING.', Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), 1 October, p. 6, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93458982.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1924 'GOLDEN WEDDING.', The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW : 1904 - 1929), 24 September, p. 3, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122593501.