Mr Geoffrey Herbert Hooper

Talbingo Station


Talbingo Farming Area <p>6,416 Acres <p>5,107 acres F.H., <p>364 acres A.C.P., <p>945 acres P.L</CENTER>

Captain Geoffrey Herbert Hooper - Shoulder Lapel - Military Cross - Distinguished Flying Cross

Name:Captain Geoffrey Herbert Hooper - Royal Flying Corps - Royal Air Force



Name:Squadron Leader - Geoffrey Herbert Hooper - Royal Flying Corps - Royal Air Force


His parents marriage - 1888 Thomas HOOPER, married Miss Laura A ANGUS, in BOWRAL - (Ref- NSW BDM 4306/1888). Lara was born in 1866 to parents WILLIAM T & MARY A in ST GEORGE, Sydney - (Ref- NSW BDM 4161/1866). Laura died in 1900 in ST LEONARDS, Sydney - (Ref- NSW BDM 10475/1900).


15 April, 1891. Geofffrey H HOOPER, parents THOMAS & LAURA A in PETERSHAM, Sydney NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 28963/1891).

and a brother - 1889 Arthur L HOOPER, parents THOMAS & LAURA A in MARRICKVILLE - (Ref- NSW BDM 7478/1889).




In 1925 Mr Geoffrey H HOOPER married Miss Nell WHITE in SYDNEY. - (Ref- NSW BDM 13862/1925). Nell was born in 1901 her parents were JOSIAH & CLARA C WHITE in COOTAMUNDRA, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 12095/1901).- In 1912 Her father Mr Josiah WHITE parents STEPHEN & EMMELINE died in COOTAMUNDRA - (Ref- NSW BDM 15265/1912). Nell died in 1951 in Alice Springs.NT Her Obituary {Note in the Talbingo Index that the Station at one stage had an owner named F G White, any connection?}

1926 - BUSH FIRES - JUNEE FATALITY. A message from Pambula is that a cyclonic gale, coming from the north west on Friday, brought bush fires in a wall of flame, travelling at the rate of 40 miles an hour. A fatality was reported from Junee, where it ia said the fires were the biggest ever seen in the district. They commenced on Friday morning between Junee and Illabo, and quickly spread over surrounding properties owned by Messes. Dwynd and George Elliott, H. G. Hooper, and T. Maher. All these men had their season's wheat bagged and stacked in the paddocks. All the wheat was destroyed. A large number of volunteers answered the call for help, and were able to quell the out breaks on other properties. While assisting to fight the flames the clothes of Georgo Cox became ignited. He was terribly burnt, and was taken in a critical state to the Cootamundra Hospital. He died the next day. - (Ref- The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about) Previous issue Monday 13 December 1926).

CHILDREN - William Geoffrey Stephen - John - Jane.

1931 - BIRTH, (Newspaper) - HOOPER-September 2nd at St Ives hospital, Cootamundra to Mr and Mrs Geoff Hooper of Bethungra - a son. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 5 September 1931).

1936 - Newspaper - Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Hooper, who, with their two small sons, Bill and John, have been holidaying at Manly, have returned to Cootamundra, and are busy putting finishing touches to their new home. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 26 February 1936.

1936 - Newspaper - Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Hooper, with their young sons, Bill and John, and small daughter Jane, have left Cootamundra for their station, Talbingo, to escape the heat. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 31 December 1936).

1939 - GREATER DEMAND FOR MUTTON IN LIVE STOCK MARKET MARKET RATES - AVERAGES -WETHERS-CROSSBRED and COMEBACK-02 T C Hooklngs and Son Lake Park 23/7 82 Lange Bros Mt Gam bier 23/4 88 G H Hooper Talbingo 22/9 87 H Dunn Berrigan 22/8 00 P and P Hejwood Howksvlew 22/2 208 J A Dye Glencoe 22/3 98 (shorn) B E Carter Park dale, 16/11 - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Friday 21 July 1939).


William Geoffrey Stephen "Bill" HOOPER - some of his Life History.

John Alexander HOOPER, (GOLITZIN) born in 1931 and died in 2012. - (Ref- Family and James ROSS).

Jane Terry "Bae" HOOPER, born on 9.6.36 in Cootamundra, NSW and died on the 7.2.03 in Albury, NSW. She married on the 10.5.28 to Mr Charles Sidney STITZ. - (Ref- Family and James ROSS).

Peter Thomas HOOPER, born on the 8.12.37. He married Miss Pam SKELSEY. Then on the 15.4.87 Married Miss Elaine STEVENSON.

Portion of 'Talbingo Station', NSW



1st NOVEMBER, 1950, at II a.m.

Under instructions from G. H. Hooper, Esq. and W. G. S. Hooper, Esq.

6,416 Acres

5,107 acres F.H.,

364 acres A.C.P.,

945 acres P.L

SITUATED: 23 miles from Tumut on Monaro Highway at foot of Talbingo Hill. COUNTRY AND TIMBER: Tumut River Valley,

1,000 acres can be cultivated.

I.OOO acres permanent pastures, Rye, Clover, Phalaris, etc.,

1,000 acres top dressed natural pastures,

2,000 acres open country well grassed, all below snow level. White and Red Gum. Stringybark.

WATER: 4 miles double and I mile single frontage to Tumut River, 3 permanent creeks, water race, running water in all grazing paddocks,

improvements. 4,000 acres netted, divided into 6 netted subdivisions, about 30 paddocks.


Stone, 8 rooms, usual offices, telephone, hot water, 3 car garage,, orchard, garden with permanent water system.

Overseer's cottage weather board, 4 rooms, bathroom, laundry, garage.

Married couple's cottage.

Homestead and cottages have electric light, sewerage and water laid on.


machinery repair shop, machinery shed 40 x 24, chaff room, harness room, cart shed, blacksmiths shop, sheep and cattle yards, dip, Amco shed 40 x 30, feeding shelters, 2 stand wool shed, hut, etc.


Owner has carried an average of 1,200 cattle, 20 horses and 100 killer sheep for many years.


First-class breeding and fattening country suitable for cattle, horses, cross bred sheep, dairy farming and capable of further improvements. This Is a property we can thoroughly recommend.

For inspection arrangements, apply: PITT SON & BADGERY LTD..SYDNEY and BRANCHES - OR - MESSRS, HERRON WEBB & HOLMES.TUMUT (Agents in Conjunction) - Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 29 September 1950).

This page is under construction, please contact John on 0431 481 451 or with any corrections, photos, maps or additional information.

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