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Eva Melita Linklater and Benjamin Halfpenny
Eva (known as Meta) was born on the 27th October, 1882 at Young Street, Parkside, (src.birth cert.) and was baptised in the Unley Presbyterian Church in 1888.On the 7th January 1914 Meta married Benjamin Halfpenny, son of Thomas and Margaret Florence (Chapman) Halfpenny, who was born on the 6th February, 1882 at Bunker Creek, Wilcannia, NSW. (src.birth cert.)
(Benjamin had an eye condition so his mother took him to a specialist in Adelaide where they stayed in a boarding house owned by Eleanor Linklater. There he met Eva and they eventually married.)
Benjamin was working with his brother Bill in fencing in the Tibooburra area, and they eventually took up virgin land in Queensland, 12 miles from Boullia. There they set up camp in tents, building as they got time between looking after the stock and building tanks and wells to build bough sheds and then a house. Later Ben was a grazier and he managed Stations in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia and when their second child was born, they moved to Mudgeacca Station near Boulia. In about 1948 they moved to Nundora Station, via Broken Hill, NSW where they remained for the remainder of their lives.
Their children were:
Adelaide "Advertiser" Saturday, May 13, 1961
HALFPENNY On May 11th, Benjamin Thomas, the dearly beloved husband of Eva Melita Halfpenny, of Nundora Station, Broken Hill, and loving father of Len, Mavis, Jean and Vera; also Queenie (deceased). Aged 79 years. A patient sufferer at rest.
HALFPENNY On May 11th, at Nundora Station, Broken Hill, Benjamin Thomas, dearly beloved grandad of Jeanette. In God's loving care.
Broken Hill BARRIER DAILY TRUTH
Adelaide "Advertiser" Saturday, November 12, 1966.
Broken Hill "Barrier Daily Truth"