Clarence Douglas (Clarrie) & Ruby Davey


Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion - 19 - 101 acres

Portin - 18 = 108 acres

Portion - 14 = 79 acres.

Acres - 288 - (Ref: - Tumut Valuation and Rate Book for the years 1932 - 1934).


The Davey family was to enjoy a 36 year living experience within the valley, arriving there in about 1930. where Clarrie had followed the occupation of a Stock and Station Agent. Another question is how did they travel up from the Warnambooll area in Victoria. At this point it is interesting to ponder how they heard of the valley and why they came. I am sure that they were very excited about the whole adventure.


Three boys were born to Clarrie and Ruby,

Douglas was born near Warnambool, Victoria. Was a young child when they moved to the Blowering Valley. He attended the Spring Flat School only a couple of miles from his new home. He was then enrolled at the Swan Hill High School for that section of his education. Unfortunalety he contracted a virus there and died as a very young man.

Les was born near Warnambool, Victoria, He was a young baby when they moved. As stated below Les began school at the local Spring Flat School and then travelled into the Tumut Intermediate High School from 1945 to 1950.

At that point he obtained a scholarship to attend the Wagga Teachers College from 1949 to 1950.


In 1952 Les married a local Tumut girl Miss Norma Hargreaves in Tumut, NSW.


Five children were born to this union and a further large number of grand children have arrived.

After qualifying as a school teacher he spent most of his teaching career in the Riverina.

He was Principal of Whitton Public School (near Leeton, NSW) from 1966 to 1971.

Then Edward Public School (in Deniliquin, NSW) from 1972 to 1976.

Then came a major change of temperature and scenery at the Primbee Public School, Wollongong area from 1977 to 1979.

His last appointment was at the Kiama Public School, which was also on the south coast of NSW from 1980 to 1989.

They then decided to stay at Kiama and enjoy their retirement. Les became interested in local government and was a proud member of teh Kiama Council for several years.

Third son Clyde was born in Tumut in about 1936. Clyde died in Tumut, NSW.


In 1958 DAVEY, LANCELOT CLYDE A married Miss HARDING, GWENNYTH MAY in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 26499/1958)

All three boys Doug and Les & Clyde started at the local Spring Flat Public School.

Mr Clarence Douglas (Clarrie) Davey died in Tumut in 1971 - (Ref:- NSW BDM 713050)

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