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2 William b 18 Aug 1862 (m Mary Kavanagh) & Robert b 1864 (m Euphemia Livingstone) at Military Barracks, Melbourne
3 Samuel b & d March 1867 & Ellen Victoria b 1868 (m 1. Samuel Keating, 2. William Pope) on Fort Denison where William was keeper of the light.
4 Margaret Jane b 31 Aug 1870 (m Alexander Totterdell) in Windmill St. army quarters.
5 Mary Ann b Nov 1872 at Palmers St Waterloo. William was stationed at Fort Macquarie.
6 Alfred b Nov 1875 at Victoria Barracks.
7 Walter b 19 Dec 1877 at Dawes Point Battery
8 Ethel b 7 Nov 1881 & Alfred b 24 March 1884 at Brigade Office, O'Connell St., Sydney. William was caretaker at the Government Printing Office
I have long lists of descendants and anecdotes of exploits, but one is of interestWhile Grandfather William Threlfall was stationed on Fort Denison for almost 2 years as 'keeper of the light' he rowed across the harbour to Fort Macquarie each
Friday to collect his pay and provisions. Oral history says that he could be heard singing as he rowed back in the dark after enjoying a pint with other soldiers. On these nights Grandmother lit the light in his stead. The whale oil light is presently housed in the museum on Fort Denison
Fort Macquarie Located on the tip of Bennelong Point (where the Sydney Opera House now stands). A 130-foot square stone fortress, with castellated battlements and a sea wall that was washed against at high tide. The summit of the terreplein was 22ft above the the high water mark and the battery consisted of fifteen pieces of ordnance: ten 24-pounders and five 6-pounders.
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