Peter McCabe, 1950

Name
Peter /McCabe/
Given names
Peter
Surname
McCabe
Event
Teacher at Clandulla Provisional School
October 3, 1884
Note: Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Clandulla Provisional School 3 October 1884. Cop…

Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Clandulla Provisional School 3 October 1884. Copy held.

Event
Teacher at Carwell and Clandulla
May 2, 1885
Note: Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Carwell and Clandulla 2 May 1885. Copy held.

Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Carwell and Clandulla 2 May 1885. Copy held.

MarriageMary CallaghanView this family
1886

Birth of a daughterNellie Emma McCabe
1887

Birth of a daughterMilly A McCabe
1888

Birth of a daughterMatilda Mary McCabe
1889

Birth of a sonFrancis J McCabe
1891

Birth of a sonStanley W McCabe
1892

Event
Teacher at Ben Buckley Half Time School
December 18, 1893
Note: Peter McCabe instructed to act as teacher of Ben Buckley Half Time 18 December 1893. Copy held.

Peter McCabe instructed to act as teacher of Ben Buckley Half Time 18 December 1893. Copy held.

Birth of a sonOswald J McCabe
1894

Birth of a daughterLottie M McCabe
1895

Birth of a sonHorace Edward McCabe
1896

Event
Teacher at Spicers Creek Public
May 30, 1898
Note: Peter McCabe instructed to as teacher of Spicers Creek Public IX 30 May 1898

Peter McCabe instructed to as teacher of Spicers Creek Public IX 30 May 1898

Death of a wifeMary Callaghan
February 12, 1916
Note: DISTRICT NEWS

DISTRICT NEWS Mrs. McCabe, wife of Mr. P. McCabe, school teacher of Drill Creek, passed away recently, after a short illness at Rose Bay, Sydney (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 24 February 1916, page 28).

Note: DEATHS: McCABE.-February 12, at her late residence, Horaceleigh, Rose Bay, Mary, the beloved wife of…

DEATHS: McCABE.-February 12, at her late residence, Horaceleigh, Rose Bay, Mary, the beloved wife of Peter McCabe, leaving three daughters and a four sons, Nellie, Millie, Tiny, Frank, Stanley, Ossie, and Horace, to mourn their loss, age 52. Interred at Waverley (Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 15 February 1916, page 8).

Marriage of a childArthur Cleve MalvernMatilda Mary McCabeView this family
July 4, 1918

Note: Wedding.

Wedding. MALVERN - McCABE. A very quiet wedding took place in Sydney on July 4. The contracting parties were Tilly, third daughter of Mr. P. McCabe, "Meadowlands," Wellington, and Arthur, son of Mr. J. Malvern, Penshurst. The immediate relatives were present, with the exception of the bride's three bRothers who are on active service at the front. The happy couple left for Gosford, Tweed Heads, Brisbane, and thence to their future home, Ravensbourne station, Queensland. Mudgee Guardian, Monday 8 July 1918, p. 4. Wedding Malvern and McCabe

Marriage of a childHorace Edward McCabeKathleen CluffView this family
1923

Farewell February 28, 1927

Note: Farewell at Dunedoo

Farewell at Dunedoo

Mr. Peter McCabe's Departure. Big Loss to Town and District. A Worthy Citizen Honored Mr. Peter McCabe, who for seven years past, lived a life of usefulness in the Dunedoo district, was farewelled and was the recipient of two presentations at a function held at the Hotel Dunedoo on Friday afternoon last. A man of a somewhat modest nature, but full of enthusiasm where the betterment of the district and its people were concerned, Mr. McCabe endeared himself to one and all. If Dunedoo had been a municipality Mr. McCabe is the man who would have been selected as Mayor, as it was he held the position that was the next best and only one available, namely that of President of the Cobbora Shire. Mr. McCabe is the kind of man that Dunedoo would send to Parliament; he, for years, has ranked as one of the districts' most progressive citizens. He filled the position of Coroner, was the senior J.P. of the vast district, president of the Shire, president of the show and an active worker in many other organisations that exist for the benefit of the district. He has been a popular figure in the Dunedoo district and setting a splendid example in citizenship, in speech and in demeanor, will find a very warm welcome awaiting him on his return. Having leased his property it is Mr. McCabe's intention to take a prolonged holiday and live in retirement for some time. He proposes visiting Tasmania and other parts, reaching Brisbane - where the winter climate is mild - some months later. It was only fitting, therefore, that residents who represented the district which is so much indebted to him for his good works, should assemble and in showing their appreciation in some tangible form, bid him good luck, good health, happiness and prosperity. "OUR WORTHY FRIEND" Mr. C. Truman presided, and in referring to "our very worthy friend Mr. McCabe," said it was very pleasing to them to know that Mr. McCabe had reached that stage of life when he was able to retire. A TRUSTWORTHY NEIGHBOUR Mr. A. J. Leeson said it was only a pleasure for him to stand up and speak in favour of Mr. McCabe. He had known him for 13 or 14 years, and had always found him a trustworthy neighbour in every way. Whatever Mr. McCabe took on he worked up to a success. (Hear! Hear!) Mr. J. D. Winter said he had only known Mr. McCabe for a few years. In the Co-operative Society they had found him a very worthy secretary. Mr. McCabe had been found true in every way. UPRIGHT AND HONEST Mr. S. Yeo said he and Mr. McCabe were in the Shire Council together and they had worked in conjunction for the Dunedoo show. He agreed with Mr. Leeson that Mr. McCabe was an upright and honest man. As a member of the Dunedoo P. H. & I. Association Mr. McCabe had right royally filled the position as president. His services in connection with the Dunedoo co-operative society would be recognised in a few days time Mr. McCabe was a man to whom the district would always owe a deep debt of gratitude. "Ever since I have been in Dunedoo I have known Mr. McCabe," said Mr. W. E. Nixon, "and I have had dealings with him in public and in private life and a better man I never came in contact with." STRAIGHT AND HONORABLE Mr. G. Patterson said in his dealings with Mr. McCabe, he had always found him a straight and honorable man. Dr. A. Evans said he knew Mr. McCabe mainly because Mr. McCabe was president of the show, president of the shire and president of what not in the town. "I've seen him in situations when he could easily have lost his temper," said the doctor, "but he has never done so." A BIG LOSS "I'm awfully sorry he is leaving us," said Mr. C. Gardiner, "We're losing a good citizen, also progressive farmer and grazier. It is a big loss to the district. Mr. H. V. Croft, in stating that he had been associated with Mr. McCabe in show matters and several other matters; referred to Mr. McCabe as "one of the men the district can ill afford to lose," He was a tower of strength to everything he put his shoulder to. They would find it out later when the show came on. Mr. McCabe was a big loss as a citizen and a big loss socially. A STRONG POWER Mr. C. E. Stanley said Mr. McCabe had not only served the town well but had been a tower of strength to the district. He was a strong power in anything he undertook. "I heartily endorse all that has been said," Mr. Abernethy said. "Mr. McCabe found time to look after his own interests and the other fellow's, too. Mr. S. Rohr, as one of Mr. McCabe's closest neighbours, said Mr. McCabe had been a most straightforward man. "OUR GUEST" Mr. O. L. Milling in proposing the toast of "Our Guest," said, firstly he desired to apologise for not having a larger attendance that day. He was very pleased, however, that those present had come along to say good-bye to Mr. McCabe. "I have known him for 10 or 20 years," said Mr. Milling, "and if I was in trouble tomorrow he would be the first man I would go to. His departure is a very severe blow to the district. He was always capable of filling any position." COUNCIL'S LEADER Continuing, Mr. Milling said to know Mr. McCabe was president of the Cobbora Shire spoke volumes. There were only 2 representatives. in the Shire from the Dunedoo and Mr. McCabe as president had been one of them. As there were four representatives from the other end it was a great honor to Mr. McCabe that he had been chosen as the council's leader. Whilst in the council he had proved himself equal to the occasion. He got the money that was collected in "A" riding spent in "A" riding. "It is to be regretted," said Mr. Milling "that there are not more landholders today taking a greater interest in public affairs. If some of you gentlemen would only come forward like Mr. McCabe has done you would be welcome. It is to be regretted very much that Mr. McCabe is going away from here." The toast was enthusiastically honored, the gathering; singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." PRESENTATION The chairman then presented Mr. McCabe with a travelling bag, on behalf of the district and Mr. McCabe's friends. Mr. Truman explained they felt that Mr. McCabe would not accept a presentation of a very valuable nature so by subscriptions of a shilling each had given a lot of his friends an opportunity of subscribing and had got something which they knew would be accepted by the recipient. A HARD TASK Mr. McCabe, who was greeted with applause on rising to respond, said: "This is about a hard a task as has ever been set me to respond to the very flattering remarks made about me today. Mr. McCabe's response Referring to shire matters Mr. McCabe said Mr. Yeo had given him valuable help in the shire. Mr. McCabe recommended taking "A" riding away and getting it packed on somewhere else and making Dunedoo headquarters for a shire. Passing on to the show he said a good deal of its success was due to Mr. O. L. Milling, whose energetic way and his capabilites as an organiser had won the day, and his son George, who was an indefatigable worker. "Any man who enters public life may sustain some loss," but any loss on my part has been repaid a hundred times by the confidence placed in me by residents of Dunedoo and ratepayers of the Cobbora Shire." DUNEDOO FIRST Continuing, Mr. McCabe said ''I have lived in many districts during my term in the Educational Department but I never struck a better and a more cordial reception in any of them than I have in Dunedoo. I thank you most sincerely for this present. It’s not the value of the gift, it’s the giving of it. It’s worth may not be more than five guineas, but it is worth five hundred guineas to me. ANOTHER PRESENTATION Cr. Greenhalgh, of the Cobbora Shire, asked to be allowed to make a presentation to Mr. McCabe on behalf of the Councillors and officers of the shire. In doing so he apologised for their absence. It was only last week that Mr. McCabe had handed in his resignation and it came as a shock and a surprise to to think they were losing such a leader. Cr. Greenhalgh said he knew what confidence the people of the shire had in Mr. McCabe and they desired to express their gratitude and esteem more forcibly than merely a few words, hence the presentation. RATEPAYERS KINDLY NOTE "We've worked very amicably together, Mr. Greenhalgh and I and the councillors of the Cobbora Shire," said Mr. McCabe in returning thanks. Referring to the purchase by the Council of £1000 worth of plant, Mr. McCabe said he would like the ratepayers to understand that they were not being saddled with any further responsibility. "THE DISTRICT" In compliance with a wish he expressed Mr. McCabe proposed the toast of "The District." "It is one of the best districts that I ever lived in," he said. "It is a marvel at recuperating it self after a drought." The chairman here introduced Mr. Carl Winter, of Coolangatta, who knew the district well in bygone days. "A GOOD DISTRICT" Mr. Winter said there were very few in the room who were old hands (when he once resided in the district. He had always liked it. He knew it as a good district. Smilingly, he said he wouldn't mind living in it again. All the same he would advise Mr. McCabe to go and live where he (the speaker) lived. "It is a good seaside resort," said Mr. Winter, "in fact one of the best places in Australia." A Voice: You'd initiate him into the bowling club (laughter). Mr. Winter: Yes. The chairman called on Mr. Hansell as one of the old and most respected residents, to respond. TRUE QUALITIES Mr. Hansell said he believed in honour where honour is due and Mr. McCabe was worthy of all they could pay him in that respect. It was over 50 years since he first had some benefits. A district that can meet Mr. McCabe. He had no hesitation in saying he possessed the true qualities of a gentleman. Mr. McCabe was approachable on all occasions. "It was not until Mr. McCabe entered the Shire Council that we got redress," said Mr. Hansell. "With the assistance of Mr. Yeo we have had little to complain of. The district is going ahead and it is due to those who take an interest in public life that they had some benefits. A district that can keep itself clean and clear of cliquism will always get on." "MUDGEE GUARDIAN" Mr. McCabe proposed the toast of the "Press." "One of the distinct honors to me today," said Mr. McCabe, has been for the "Mudgee Guardian to send a special representative, unsolicited, here today." In paying the paper, a tribute Mr. McCabe said he would never forget "the old general, Mr. George Cohen." STATE'S BEST COUNTRY PAPER The toast was supported by Mr. O. L. Milling, who said supporters of the "Mudgee Guardian" were supporting the best country paper in New South Wales. He said he had heard the question asked in Sydney as to which was the best country paper in the State, the answer had been that the "Mudgee Guardian" is. "I am prepared to bet that wherever Mr. McCabe goes," said Mr. Milling, "he will see the "Mudgee Guardian." Mr. Amies responded on behalf of the "Dunedoo Chronicle" and the "Mudgee Guardian." Mr. Yeo proposed the toast of "The Chairman" and referred to Mr. Truman as a worthy townsman. He was the right man in the right place in a position of the kind that day. Mr. Truman was a man of ideal character. Mr. Truman responded. "THE CHAIRMAN" Apologies from the following gentlemen who were unable to attend, were received: Cr. J. Conn (Cobbora Shire), Messrs. A. G. Reid A. H. Forsyth, H. V. O'Halloran, N. Paton, J. Smith, John Yeo and V. J. Ritchie.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), Monday 28 February 1927, p. 4.

Death of a sonStanley W McCabe
1935

Death October 5, 1950
Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY MR. PETER McCABE The death occurred in the Coonabarabran Hospital on October 5 of Mr. Peter McCabe, aged 87 years a resident of Napier Street, Binnaway. Before going to Binnawav to live, the late Mr. McCabe lived at Dunedoo and Neilrex. He resigned from the Educational Department in 1918, having entered the service at an early age. Schools of which he had charge included Clandulla, Carwell, Mayfield, Brisbane Valley, (Bathurst district), Baldry, Spicer's Creek and Drill Creek. He acquired a block of land on the famous Gillingall Estate, which he soon converted into a prosperous mixed farm. Deceased took a keen interest in public affairs holding with distinction the following positions: President, Macquarie District Farmers and Settlers Executive Council; President, Cobbora Shire Council: President, Mudgee Farmers' and Settlers' Executive Council (embracing from Rylstone to Coonabarabran) ; President, Dunedoo branch of the Farmers' and Settlers' Association; President, Dunedoo Soldiers' Memorial League; Coroner for the Dunedoo District; Director and Secretary, Dunedoo Co-op Society ; President, Dunedoo Show Society; Secretary and Treasurer Neilrex Reappraisement Group. His wife predeceased him in 1916, and one son Stanley, died in 1937. The late Mr. McCabe is survived by the following children: Frank (Warren), Ossie (Sydney), Horace (Purlewaugh), Nellie (Mrs Carroll, Mudgee), Millie (Mrs. Sullivan, Cheeseman's Creek), and Matilda (Mrs. Malvern Terrigal). Ten grandchildren, seven great-grand children also survive (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 6 November 1950, page 2).

Family with Mary Callaghan
himself
1950
Death: October 5, 1950Coonabarabran Hospital, Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
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Marriage Marriage1886
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18891966
Birth: 1889
Death: December 12, 1966Manly Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
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2 years
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3 years
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Event

Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Clandulla Provisional School 3 October 1884. Copy held.

Event

Peter McCabe instructed to take temporary charge of Carwell and Clandulla 2 May 1885. Copy held.

Event

Peter McCabe instructed to act as teacher of Ben Buckley Half Time 18 December 1893. Copy held.

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Peter McCabe instructed to as teacher of Spicers Creek Public IX 30 May 1898

Farewell

Farewell at Dunedoo

Mr. Peter McCabe's Departure. Big Loss to Town and District. A Worthy Citizen Honored Mr. Peter McCabe, who for seven years past, lived a life of usefulness in the Dunedoo district, was farewelled and was the recipient of two presentations at a function held at the Hotel Dunedoo on Friday afternoon last. A man of a somewhat modest nature, but full of enthusiasm where the betterment of the district and its people were concerned, Mr. McCabe endeared himself to one and all. If Dunedoo had been a municipality Mr. McCabe is the man who would have been selected as Mayor, as it was he held the position that was the next best and only one available, namely that of President of the Cobbora Shire. Mr. McCabe is the kind of man that Dunedoo would send to Parliament; he, for years, has ranked as one of the districts' most progressive citizens. He filled the position of Coroner, was the senior J.P. of the vast district, president of the Shire, president of the show and an active worker in many other organisations that exist for the benefit of the district. He has been a popular figure in the Dunedoo district and setting a splendid example in citizenship, in speech and in demeanor, will find a very warm welcome awaiting him on his return. Having leased his property it is Mr. McCabe's intention to take a prolonged holiday and live in retirement for some time. He proposes visiting Tasmania and other parts, reaching Brisbane - where the winter climate is mild - some months later. It was only fitting, therefore, that residents who represented the district which is so much indebted to him for his good works, should assemble and in showing their appreciation in some tangible form, bid him good luck, good health, happiness and prosperity. "OUR WORTHY FRIEND" Mr. C. Truman presided, and in referring to "our very worthy friend Mr. McCabe," said it was very pleasing to them to know that Mr. McCabe had reached that stage of life when he was able to retire. A TRUSTWORTHY NEIGHBOUR Mr. A. J. Leeson said it was only a pleasure for him to stand up and speak in favour of Mr. McCabe. He had known him for 13 or 14 years, and had always found him a trustworthy neighbour in every way. Whatever Mr. McCabe took on he worked up to a success. (Hear! Hear!) Mr. J. D. Winter said he had only known Mr. McCabe for a few years. In the Co-operative Society they had found him a very worthy secretary. Mr. McCabe had been found true in every way. UPRIGHT AND HONEST Mr. S. Yeo said he and Mr. McCabe were in the Shire Council together and they had worked in conjunction for the Dunedoo show. He agreed with Mr. Leeson that Mr. McCabe was an upright and honest man. As a member of the Dunedoo P. H. & I. Association Mr. McCabe had right royally filled the position as president. His services in connection with the Dunedoo co-operative society would be recognised in a few days time Mr. McCabe was a man to whom the district would always owe a deep debt of gratitude. "Ever since I have been in Dunedoo I have known Mr. McCabe," said Mr. W. E. Nixon, "and I have had dealings with him in public and in private life and a better man I never came in contact with." STRAIGHT AND HONORABLE Mr. G. Patterson said in his dealings with Mr. McCabe, he had always found him a straight and honorable man. Dr. A. Evans said he knew Mr. McCabe mainly because Mr. McCabe was president of the show, president of the shire and president of what not in the town. "I've seen him in situations when he could easily have lost his temper," said the doctor, "but he has never done so." A BIG LOSS "I'm awfully sorry he is leaving us," said Mr. C. Gardiner, "We're losing a good citizen, also progressive farmer and grazier. It is a big loss to the district. Mr. H. V. Croft, in stating that he had been associated with Mr. McCabe in show matters and several other matters; referred to Mr. McCabe as "one of the men the district can ill afford to lose," He was a tower of strength to everything he put his shoulder to. They would find it out later when the show came on. Mr. McCabe was a big loss as a citizen and a big loss socially. A STRONG POWER Mr. C. E. Stanley said Mr. McCabe had not only served the town well but had been a tower of strength to the district. He was a strong power in anything he undertook. "I heartily endorse all that has been said," Mr. Abernethy said. "Mr. McCabe found time to look after his own interests and the other fellow's, too. Mr. S. Rohr, as one of Mr. McCabe's closest neighbours, said Mr. McCabe had been a most straightforward man. "OUR GUEST" Mr. O. L. Milling in proposing the toast of "Our Guest," said, firstly he desired to apologise for not having a larger attendance that day. He was very pleased, however, that those present had come along to say good-bye to Mr. McCabe. "I have known him for 10 or 20 years," said Mr. Milling, "and if I was in trouble tomorrow he would be the first man I would go to. His departure is a very severe blow to the district. He was always capable of filling any position." COUNCIL'S LEADER Continuing, Mr. Milling said to know Mr. McCabe was president of the Cobbora Shire spoke volumes. There were only 2 representatives. in the Shire from the Dunedoo and Mr. McCabe as president had been one of them. As there were four representatives from the other end it was a great honor to Mr. McCabe that he had been chosen as the council's leader. Whilst in the council he had proved himself equal to the occasion. He got the money that was collected in "A" riding spent in "A" riding. "It is to be regretted," said Mr. Milling "that there are not more landholders today taking a greater interest in public affairs. If some of you gentlemen would only come forward like Mr. McCabe has done you would be welcome. It is to be regretted very much that Mr. McCabe is going away from here." The toast was enthusiastically honored, the gathering; singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." PRESENTATION The chairman then presented Mr. McCabe with a travelling bag, on behalf of the district and Mr. McCabe's friends. Mr. Truman explained they felt that Mr. McCabe would not accept a presentation of a very valuable nature so by subscriptions of a shilling each had given a lot of his friends an opportunity of subscribing and had got something which they knew would be accepted by the recipient. A HARD TASK Mr. McCabe, who was greeted with applause on rising to respond, said: "This is about a hard a task as has ever been set me to respond to the very flattering remarks made about me today. Mr. McCabe's response Referring to shire matters Mr. McCabe said Mr. Yeo had given him valuable help in the shire. Mr. McCabe recommended taking "A" riding away and getting it packed on somewhere else and making Dunedoo headquarters for a shire. Passing on to the show he said a good deal of its success was due to Mr. O. L. Milling, whose energetic way and his capabilites as an organiser had won the day, and his son George, who was an indefatigable worker. "Any man who enters public life may sustain some loss," but any loss on my part has been repaid a hundred times by the confidence placed in me by residents of Dunedoo and ratepayers of the Cobbora Shire." DUNEDOO FIRST Continuing, Mr. McCabe said ''I have lived in many districts during my term in the Educational Department but I never struck a better and a more cordial reception in any of them than I have in Dunedoo. I thank you most sincerely for this present. It’s not the value of the gift, it’s the giving of it. It’s worth may not be more than five guineas, but it is worth five hundred guineas to me. ANOTHER PRESENTATION Cr. Greenhalgh, of the Cobbora Shire, asked to be allowed to make a presentation to Mr. McCabe on behalf of the Councillors and officers of the shire. In doing so he apologised for their absence. It was only last week that Mr. McCabe had handed in his resignation and it came as a shock and a surprise to to think they were losing such a leader. Cr. Greenhalgh said he knew what confidence the people of the shire had in Mr. McCabe and they desired to express their gratitude and esteem more forcibly than merely a few words, hence the presentation. RATEPAYERS KINDLY NOTE "We've worked very amicably together, Mr. Greenhalgh and I and the councillors of the Cobbora Shire," said Mr. McCabe in returning thanks. Referring to the purchase by the Council of £1000 worth of plant, Mr. McCabe said he would like the ratepayers to understand that they were not being saddled with any further responsibility. "THE DISTRICT" In compliance with a wish he expressed Mr. McCabe proposed the toast of "The District." "It is one of the best districts that I ever lived in," he said. "It is a marvel at recuperating it self after a drought." The chairman here introduced Mr. Carl Winter, of Coolangatta, who knew the district well in bygone days. "A GOOD DISTRICT" Mr. Winter said there were very few in the room who were old hands (when he once resided in the district. He had always liked it. He knew it as a good district. Smilingly, he said he wouldn't mind living in it again. All the same he would advise Mr. McCabe to go and live where he (the speaker) lived. "It is a good seaside resort," said Mr. Winter, "in fact one of the best places in Australia." A Voice: You'd initiate him into the bowling club (laughter). Mr. Winter: Yes. The chairman called on Mr. Hansell as one of the old and most respected residents, to respond. TRUE QUALITIES Mr. Hansell said he believed in honour where honour is due and Mr. McCabe was worthy of all they could pay him in that respect. It was over 50 years since he first had some benefits. A district that can meet Mr. McCabe. He had no hesitation in saying he possessed the true qualities of a gentleman. Mr. McCabe was approachable on all occasions. "It was not until Mr. McCabe entered the Shire Council that we got redress," said Mr. Hansell. "With the assistance of Mr. Yeo we have had little to complain of. The district is going ahead and it is due to those who take an interest in public life that they had some benefits. A district that can keep itself clean and clear of cliquism will always get on." "MUDGEE GUARDIAN" Mr. McCabe proposed the toast of the "Press." "One of the distinct honors to me today," said Mr. McCabe, has been for the "Mudgee Guardian to send a special representative, unsolicited, here today." In paying the paper, a tribute Mr. McCabe said he would never forget "the old general, Mr. George Cohen." STATE'S BEST COUNTRY PAPER The toast was supported by Mr. O. L. Milling, who said supporters of the "Mudgee Guardian" were supporting the best country paper in New South Wales. He said he had heard the question asked in Sydney as to which was the best country paper in the State, the answer had been that the "Mudgee Guardian" is. "I am prepared to bet that wherever Mr. McCabe goes," said Mr. Milling, "he will see the "Mudgee Guardian." Mr. Amies responded on behalf of the "Dunedoo Chronicle" and the "Mudgee Guardian." Mr. Yeo proposed the toast of "The Chairman" and referred to Mr. Truman as a worthy townsman. He was the right man in the right place in a position of the kind that day. Mr. Truman was a man of ideal character. Mr. Truman responded. "THE CHAIRMAN" Apologies from the following gentlemen who were unable to attend, were received: Cr. J. Conn (Cobbora Shire), Messrs. A. G. Reid A. H. Forsyth, H. V. O'Halloran, N. Paton, J. Smith, John Yeo and V. J. Ritchie.

Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), Monday 28 February 1927, p. 4.

Death

OBITUARY MR. PETER McCABE The death occurred in the Coonabarabran Hospital on October 5 of Mr. Peter McCabe, aged 87 years a resident of Napier Street, Binnaway. Before going to Binnawav to live, the late Mr. McCabe lived at Dunedoo and Neilrex. He resigned from the Educational Department in 1918, having entered the service at an early age. Schools of which he had charge included Clandulla, Carwell, Mayfield, Brisbane Valley, (Bathurst district), Baldry, Spicer's Creek and Drill Creek. He acquired a block of land on the famous Gillingall Estate, which he soon converted into a prosperous mixed farm. Deceased took a keen interest in public affairs holding with distinction the following positions: President, Macquarie District Farmers and Settlers Executive Council; President, Cobbora Shire Council: President, Mudgee Farmers' and Settlers' Executive Council (embracing from Rylstone to Coonabarabran) ; President, Dunedoo branch of the Farmers' and Settlers' Association; President, Dunedoo Soldiers' Memorial League; Coroner for the Dunedoo District; Director and Secretary, Dunedoo Co-op Society ; President, Dunedoo Show Society; Secretary and Treasurer Neilrex Reappraisement Group. His wife predeceased him in 1916, and one son Stanley, died in 1937. The late Mr. McCabe is survived by the following children: Frank (Warren), Ossie (Sydney), Horace (Purlewaugh), Nellie (Mrs Carroll, Mudgee), Millie (Mrs. Sullivan, Cheeseman's Creek), and Matilda (Mrs. Malvern Terrigal). Ten grandchildren, seven great-grand children also survive (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 6 November 1950, page 2).