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B: 15th Jun 1913 D: 12th Dec 1997

Born: Farina, South Australia, 15th June 1913 (SA Births Register District: Frome Book: 913 Page: 413)

Died: 12th December 1997, Aged 84 years

Buried: Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, SA.



Father: Frederick BUDGE  Pinkerton, South Australia, 1873

Mother: Lilian West BUDGE (nee Manfield)  B: 7th August 1877 Norwood, SA.  D:

Wife: Nell Rosewall FRY  B: 18th April 1916 Crystal Brook, SA. D: 17th January 2007

Married: 14th September 1940


Jennifer Adele BUDGE B: 30th September 1941. D: 17th January 2011.   Married John Loudon Bailey, 28th September, 1963. They had two children.

Anne Manfield  BUDGE B: 1st August, 1958. D: ?   Married Henry David McPherson, 18th October, 1980.  Two children


Colin was born on the 15th June, 1913 in Farina.  Colin went to school at Kyre College (Scotch College)  He was an old scholar.

Colin worked at Goode, Durrant & Murray for a few years, where he met Nell Rosewall Fry and they married on the 14th September, 1940 at the Methodist Church at Clarence Park,

Colin went into the Army in World War 2.  Serving in Darwin, Queensland and then he served in Papua and New Guinea, for another six months after the war ended. 

Colin accepted a position with Castrol Oil as their Northern Representative, going as far as Menindie, Wilcannia and Broken Hill in New South Wales.  Colin and Nell lived in Gladstone, Nell was on all the committees and was a big part of the community.

Colin had to resign from Castrol at 49 years of age, he had a massive heart attack, in 1962.  He had to take it easy.  Then they bought the Drapery Store in Gladstone. 

Colin died 12th December, 1997. 


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No known land ownership at Farina.

Life Story of Colin and Nell BUDGE written by Nell in 1986

Colin BUDGE military service record

Virtual War Memorial

Much of the BUDGE family history has been provided by David Bailey, who is Colin Budge’s Grandson.