west blowering

Mr & Mrs Charlie W & Ada Oddy

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion - 23 - 143 Acres - East Blowering

Portion - 24 - 76 Acres - East Blowering

portion 5 - 100 Acres in West Blowering

Portion - 7 - 50 Acres in West Blowering

Portion - 67 - 100 Acres in West Blowering

469 Acres -


In 1926 Mr Charlie W ODDY, (Son of William John ODDY & Agnes Martha Ann BAWDON) married Miss Ada BRIDLE in Tumut, NSW. - (Ref NSW BDM 5838).


Yvonne - she started her schooling at the Spring Flat School which was only a couple of mile south of their property.


The story of a bravo rescue, in difficult circumstances, of a woman and two children is reported from Tumut. On Wednesday night, Charles Oddy was ferrying Mrs. Morris and her two children, aged 5 amd 13 years, respectively, across West Blowering Creek, when the boat collided with a submerged object, and overturned. Mrs. Morris seized the younger child, and Oddy swam with the elder, till he found in the darkness the limb of a submerged tree. He put the child on it, and swam away to find Mrs. Morris and the other child.

He cut his hand-badly on "some barbed wire" in the search, but eventually located them, and brought them to the bank. Mrs. Morris dislocated her shoulder when holding on to an overhanging tree with one arm, supporting the child in the other until Oddy came to her rescue. - (Ref- http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/21184041?searchTerm=Oddy Blowering&searchLimits=) - (Ref- The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 15 October 1927).

1927 - TUMUT.- Mr. Charles Oddy, of Blowering, who gallantry rescued three persons from the Tumut River recently was presented on behalf of Blowering Tumut, and Talbingo residents with an inscribed gold wrist watch. Mr. Oddy had rescued Mrs. Morris and two children from the Tumut River. Mrs. Morris displayed great heroism in supporting one child until Mr. Oddy succeeded in landing the other child and returned to their rescue. Mrs. Morris was presented with a hand bag containing a purse of notes. The Tumut Municipal Council has decided to bring the matter under the notice of the Royal Humane Society. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 27 December 1927).

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