Henry (1st) BADGERY

"Henry (1st) Septimus Badgery"


Henry BADGERY & Margaret Dixon

then Mary Ann Reilly

Henry Septimus Badgery, was born 1803, in Hawksbury, NSW; His parents were Mr James & Elizabeth Badgery. Henry died in 1880, in Berrima, NSW.

FIRST MARRIAGE - Henry married Margaret Dixon, in 1827,in "Scots Presbyterian Church", Sydney, NSW. Margaret was born Abt 1805; She died in 1833, NSW, at the age of 28 years - (Ref- NSW BDM V1833345 17/1833).


1. James Thomas Badgery, was born in 1829, in Sutton Forest, NSW; He died in 1930, in Braidwood, NSW.

2. Henry (2nd) Lundie Badgery, was born in 1830, in Sutton Forest, NSW; He died Yes, date unknown.

3. William Badgery, was born 1832, in Bong Bong near Bowral, NSW; He died on the 19th May, 1870, in Bombala, NSW; was buried Bombala Cemetery, NSW - (Grave No. 170a.)

SECOND MARRIAGE - Henry then married Miss Mary Ann Reilly, 1834, in St. James' Catholic Church, Sydney, NSW. Then Mary died Yes, date unknown.


1. John Alexander Badgery, was born in 1835, in NSW; He died in 1916, in Moss Vale, NSW.

2. Andrew Delfosse Badgery, was born in 1838, in NSW; He died in 1910, in Moss Vale, NSW.

3. Samuel Edward Badgery, was born in 1838, in NSW; He died in 1840, in NSW.

4. Henry (3rd) Septimus Badgery,was born on the 9th December, 1840, in Sutton Forest, NSW; He died on the 23rd August 1917, in Exeter, NSW.

5. Frederick Durham Badgery, was born in 1843, in NSW; He died in 1928, in Goulburn, NSW.

6. Theodore Charles Badgery, was born in 1844, NSW; He died in 1874, in Berrima, NSW.

7. Edward Hamilton Badgery, was born on the 18th September, 1846, in NSW; He died Yes, date unknown.

8. Francis Arthur Badgery, was born in 1852, in NSW; He died in 1915, in Moss Vale, NSW.

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

Henry Septimus Badgery Genealogy Historical Notes for the descendants of Mr Henry Septimus Badgery and Margaret Dixon and Mary Ann Reilly

Submitted by Michelle Douch,

1. Mr Henry Septimus1 Badgery, born 1803 in Hawkesbury; died in 1880, son of Mr James Badgery and Miss Elizabeth Lundie. He married (1) in 1827 Miss Margaret Dixon; (2) in 1834 Miss Mary Ann Reilly.

Notes for Mr Henry Septimus Badgery - Book Bygone Days of Cathcart, Page 15

The eldest son, Henry Septimus, was born in 1803, and with his brothers (who married and had no issue) and father, owned properties at Shellharbour, near Wollongong, and were the first to explore Kangaroo Valley. Then, in 1821, they acquired property at Bong Bong. From 1824 or 1825 they formed stations at Nerriga and shortly afterwards at Jillamatong and Araluen in the Braidwood district. Henry, in 1830, sent two of his men to take up Warragaburra in the Bega district. Joseph Bartley and Michael Dunn, as hut keeper, arrived with three hundred heifers at this new station. However, a few days later Michael Dunn was killed by the blacks.

Henry reared a large family at his Sutton Forest (Bong Bong) property and earned the reputation of an explorer of some note, being the first white man to enter Araluen Valley. He made several attempts and successful ones, to penertrate the interior, where he also established stations. He was a JP for many years but took little interest in politics. He was ever ready to assist movement for the good of the localities in the districts to which he belonged. He died in 1880, aged 78. He was twice married, leaving by his first wife, three sons. By his second wife he left nine sons, and of these, in 1888, seven were living - John Alexander, Andrew Delfosse, Henry Septimus (Jnr), Frederick Durham, Edward Hamilton, Frank Arthur and Charles Lundie.

Page 184 The Cathcart connections with the Badgery family come from Henry Badgery, who had McLeay's Flat up until the early 1850's. Henry used his McLeay's Flat Run for fattening his cattle, driven from his other vast holdings, and also his breeding mares, which provided him with the Badgery Family's many famous race horses.

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

The death took place on 23rd August, 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 father before him, 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).

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).

2012 - For sales Notice - IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS - The property was part of a land parcel purchased by Henry Badgery 1832 which formed the core of the village of what was to become Exeter in the NSW Southern Highlands. The Badgery Family were important early pastoralists and played a vital role in the development of Australia's cattle and horse breeding and horse racing industries. The house dates from 1839. The form of the house is a simple rectangular block subdivided into three bays which are reflected in the three-part hipped roof. The central bay is arranged around the recessed verandah or loggia (north) which is setback between the subsidiary outer rooms or bays, the living room and a hall to the south. The loggia has a panoramic view to the north. Originally this was the entrance as the driveway approach was from the north-west. Two outbuildings to the east formed entry (southern) and eastern courts prior to the work. The house retained much of its Colonial Georgian detailing.

The key period of significance was the 1880s as evidenced in two early photographs of the north and south elevation. The house was altered in the 1850s (approx.) with the addition of a timber gable to the southern central bay (attic), stair in the living room to the attic and the reorientation of the entry to the southern side.

The house had been substantially altered in the early twentieth century subsequent to a fire in which the southern verandah was removed and the roof was replaced with a single east-west gable roof. The construction works have been undertaken in three main areas - the restoration of "Vine Lodge" as a residence including the removal of the detracting elements of roof and verandah enclosures, the reinstatement of the roof, the loggia and the southern verandah and the recovery of the original plan; the conservation and adaptive reuse of the two outbuildings for guests and an artists studio; and the addition of a link and pavilion to house the living and entertainment functions of the residence. The new buildings are contemporary reinterpretations of farm buildings typically found on the property. - (Ref- http://www.architecture.com.au/awards_search?option=showaward&entryno=20062080).

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