Henry (3rd) BADGERY

"Henry (3rd) Septimus Badgery"


Henry (3rd) Septimus Badgery & Julia Eliza Pitt

1840 - Henry (3rd) Septimus Badgery,was born on the 9th December, 1840, in Sutton Forest, NSW. His parents were Henry (2nd) Septimus Badgery and May Ann Reilly.

In 1869 - he MARRIED - Miss Julia Eliza Pitt, in Richmond, NSW - Julia died in 1894, in Manly, NSW


1. Badgery, Linda Mary P., b. 1872, Maitland, NSW , d. 1954, Manly, NSW

2. Badgery, George Maitland P., b. 1877, Sydney, NSW , d. 1944, Manly, NSW

3. Badgery, Aileen G., b. 1878, Sydney, NSW , d. Yes, date unknown

4. Badgery, Harrie Matcham P., b. 1881, Canterbury, NSW , d. 1953, Grafton, NSW

5. Badgery, Alan N. P., b. 1883, Canterbury, NSW , d. 1925, Warren, NSW

6. Badgery, Keith Pitt, b. 1886, Ashfield, NSW , d. 1958, Moss Vale, NSW

1917 - DEATH Henry (3rd) Septimus Badgery, (1840–1917) - from Pastoral Review

1917 - The death took place on 23rd August, 1917, at "Redcourt", Exeter, N.S.W., of Mr. Henry Septimus Badgery, in his seventy-seventh year. For upwards of thirty years he was managing director of the firm of Pitt, Son and Badgery, but for the past six years he was a director of Badgery Bros.

He was the seventh son of the late Mr. Henry Badgery, of "Vine Lodge", Exeter, and was born in December 1840 at Sutton Forest. His father was a native of the colony, his Grand father, a native of Devonshire, England, being one of the first free immigrants to settle in New South Wales.

Mr. Badgery received his early education at the Goulburn Grammar School, where he remained until he was fifteen years of age. Later he went on to his father's station, where he became acquainted with the management of sheep and cattle, and stock and station life generally, remaining there until 1864.

He then took out an auctioneer's license, and commenced business in his native place, Sutton Forest, as a salesman of all kinds of stock. In 1870 he went to reside at Maitland, shortly afterwards joining Mr. J. W. Wolfe in business as stock and station agents, the firm being later joined by Mr. J. N. Brunker.

During his residence at Maitland Mr. Badgery was elected to the municipal council, and for a period occupied the Mayoral Chair. He represented East Maitland in the Legislative Assembly from June 1878 to November 1880, and the electorate of Monaro from December 1880 to October 1885.

Mr. Badgery conducted the first sale of cattle at Homebush, and was probably the greatest stock auctioneer of his time. He was vice-president of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales.

Mr. Badgery was twice married. His first wife, who died about twenty years ago, was a daughter of Mr. G. M. Pitt, and there are six children surviving—Messrs. George M. Badgery, Harrie M. Badgery, Alan N. Badgery, and Keith Badgery, and Mrs. Mostyn Hawkes and Mrs. Maitland Brown, of Strathfield. His second wife, who survives him, is a daughter of the late Mr. Augustus Hooke, of Tia, Walcha, and there are three children of the marriage.

Henry Badgery was a genial, lovable man, and for several years, since he has given up active business, his cheery personality has been missed by his very numerous friends in Sydney. He was a strong character, striving always for the right, a foe to injustice, and the embodiment of true friendship to all who were worthy of it. - (Ref- http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/badgery-henry-septimus-47).

DEVELOPMENT - The Southern Highlands' understated charm makes them vulnerable to vulgar development. Geraldine O'Brien reports. - THE man in the street at Bowral looked genuinely appalled: "You're looking for East Bowral? You're not going to buy a house there, are you? It's Legoland." To eyes occluded by familiarity with housing estates across Sydney, East Bowral is par-for-the course development: treeless, shopless, charmless, crammed with overlarge houses with two- and even three-car garages. But in the beautiful Southern Highlands "East Bowral" has become a shorthand for all their fears of development.

Tiny, historic Exeter faces one of the worst examples: a proposed 54-lot subdivision of the heritage-listed Vine Lodge Estate which would produce a series of long, narrow lots lining the road into the one-shop village and circling the historic cricket ground (with a sewage treatment plant adjoining it).

The National Trust, in its letter of objection to council, said Vine Lodge was "one of the most distinctive small colonial houses surviving in Australia" and that it had been listed by the trust along with the Exeter-Sutton Forest landscape conservation area and town centre, both of which were remarkably intact and "relatively unchanged since 1900".

"The proposed 54 lots is a typical inner-suburban density imposed on a setting which can only be conserved if its rural character is maintained. It would significantly degrade the landscape values ... particularly in its siting directly adjoining the historic cricket ground and its close proximity to the village centre. The dense subdivision proposed is not compatible with the residential character of a rural village and ... it is not in keeping with the scale of development proposed under the local environment plan (LEP)."

The Exeter Village Association has lodged similar objections with Wingecarribee Shire Council, arguing that the proposal seriously underestimates waste-water load from the development while overestimating the capacity of the local environment (part of Sydney's water catchment) to absorb it.

In the context of Exeter - population about 600 - a development of 50-plus houses is not small, bringing a 30 per cent population increase virtually overnight, the submission says. Locals, who accept that some development is inevitable, deplore not only the scale, but its prominence on the road into the village and its impact on their "village green", the tree-lined cricket ground with its minuscule village hall.

Across the other side of the road from Vine Lodge is a 22-lot development which has been slowly filling up over recent years. Here the blocks are closer to the traditional size - 3000 square metres as against 2000 in the new proposal - and screened from the road. This, residents say, is more in keeping with the spirit of the local environment plan.

But the Vine Lodge development, says Peter Grigg, the Exeter Village Association president, "doesn't comply with the character of buildings [stipulated in the LEP], all the houses show their bums to the public park, they're on long, narrow blocks which aren't characteristic and it doesn't fit council's energy conservation plan because they're facing the wrong way". And if this development goes through, he warns, it will be a precedent for "Robertson, Kangaloon, Burrawang, Fitzroy Falls ... all the other villages in the region which are all very rural and all very nervous".

David McGowan, the general manager of Wingecarribee Shire Council, says the number of houses built annually has jumped by more than a third, bringing an annual population increase of 1500 to 1800 people. At least 80 per cent of newcomers are permanents.

Yet this is not a designated growth area. Rather growth is coming "by popular acclaim, and largely by ease of access". The F5 and M5 have played no small part. "It's now an hour and a quarter to Sydney from Bowral and as the city fringe is moving outwards, places like Campbelltown, Liverpool and even Penrith are the employment areas.

"It's always been a retiree area for people looking for an alternative to the coast and now you can sell a million-dollar house in Sydney, buy a nice $300,000 house here and you've got built-in superannuation."

Obviously a lot of people have done just those sums. Bowral is still the main growth centre, along with Mittagong and Moss Vale. But then, says McGowan, "the growth is coming into the villages - you only have to look at the M5 each morning".

One of the most significant constraints on development arises because the Southern Highlands is part of the catchment area for Sydney's drinking water. A draft Regional Environment Plan produced by Planning NSW will require all new development to protect water quality.

McGowan says only Bundanoon is sewered, therefore new developments - such as that proposed at Exeter - require on-site disposal. "But there is the cumulative impact of that to be considered, and any run-off into the waterways which eventually go into the Warragamba." It's a point not lost on the residents of Exeter, who have been extremely critical of the sewerage proposals for the Vine Lodge development.

McGowan says there have been "numerous" submissions on the scheme, most of them opposing it in its present form. Among others expressing concerns about certain aspects are the Sydney Catchment Authority, the Department of Land and Water Conservation, the Heritage Council, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Environment Protection Authority and the Roads and Traffic Authority.

Population pressures, or development interests, however, have a way of subverting the most carefully laid plans and the people of Exeter and the other small villages are right to be nervous. Council is likely to consider the proposal in a month. "We see it as a test case for what's going to happen with ribbon development right down the Hume Highway," says Grigg.- (Ref- http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/08/08/1028157988896.html - August 9 2002).

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To Blowering Station

His brother Mr Charles L Badgery, was born in 1855, in NSW; He died in 1910, on "Blowering Station" near Tumut, NSW.