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Frederick BUDGE

B: 22nd Oct 1872  D: 8th Aug 1935

Born: 22nd October 1872 Pinkertons Plains, South Australia, 1873

Died: 8th Aug 1935 Torrensville, SA. ,aged 63 years




Father: William BUDGE  B:  D:

Mother: Honorah O’LEARY B:  D:

Wife: Lilian West MANFIELD B: 7th August 1877 Norwood, SA.  D:

Married: 15th January 1896, at the Residence of J.W. Manfield, Farina.


Kathleen Manfield BUDGE  B: 8th Jan 1897 Glenelg, SA.  D: 

Winifred BUDGE  B: 11th Jan 1901 Farina, SA.  D:

Fred John West BUDGE  B: 8th Jan 1903 Farina, SA.  D: 1983

Lorna Ada BUDGE B: 6th Feb 1907 Farina, SA.  D:

Lilian Ethel BUDGE  B: 6th Feb 1907 Farina, SA.  D:

Harold BUDGE  B: 27th Jan 1910 Farina, SA. D:

Colin BUDGE  B: 15th Jun 1913 Farina, SA.  D: 

Frederick BUDGE arrived at Farina in 1885 as a young lad aged 13 years.  Frederick was born at Pinkerton, South Australia. (near Quorn).  He was one of 8 children; his parents were William and Honorah BUDGE (nee O’LEARY).

On the death of his father in 1885, and at the age of 13, Frederick left home and travelled to Farina. The exact details and circumstances of his move to Farina is unclear, however it is believed that he was looked after and cared for by one of his sisters who lived at Farina.

It is not known which one of the 4 BUDGE sisters lived at Farina.  It is believed to have either been Julia Mary born 1859, Elizabeth born 1861 or Anne born 1862.  Rose Anne was much younger, born 1897.

At the time, a person named John West MANFIELD ran the General Store and he also looked after Frederick which included providing him with work at the Store.

John West MANFIELD had the store between 1882 to 1907 and personally managed it.  He also set up a string of other stores scattered all across Northern Australia, and they were managed independently.  This included stores in towns such as Maree, Oodnadatta, Innaminka and Birdsville.   These stores were crucial for the survival of the towns and persons living in outlying areas. J.W. MANFIELD held large Government contracts to supply railway laborers (navvies) on the north south railway line construction camps.

The railway was a vital link for residents of towns such as Farina for the supply of food and materials, and the transportation of livestock.  In addition to railway reliance, away from the line, the use of camel trains operated by Afghan Cameleers was an essential service.

J.W. MANFIELD reported in 1895 how rabbits were in plague proportion throughout this area and were having a devastating effect on the landscape eating all of the local feed for livestock.

This impacted on the competitiveness between teamsters using this route and Queensland teamsters who could carry much heavier load using larger teams. This due to poor availability of feed due to the rabbit plague, and resulted in wool being diverted eastward.

Frederick married John MANFIELD’s daughter Lilian West MANFIELD on 15 January 1896 in Farina.  He continued working at the General Store and in 1907 in partnership with Arthur Barwise HIDDLE he took over MANFIELD’s Store–Keepers License. They operated the Store together and continued trading under the name of J.W. MANFIELD until 1913 when Arthur HIDDLE left Farina.

Frederick BUDGE had an ownership interest in the parcels of Farina land listed below.

Owner_NamePlan_ParcelLotTitleStreetTrans DateOwnership
Frederick BudgeT833905AL253LOT253CT656/36FOURTH ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL253LOT253CT656/36FOURTH ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL273LOT273CT291/238THIRD ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL273LOT273CT291/238THIRD ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL288LOT288CT533/182THIRD ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL317LOT317CT1491/192SECOND ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL317LOT317CT1491/192SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL324LOT324CT1491/192SECOND ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL324LOT324CT1491/192SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL325LOT325CT283/137SECOND ST10/06/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL325LOT325CT283/137SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL339LOT339CT283/137SECOND ST10/06/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL339LOT339CT283/137SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL339LOT339CT1330/27SECOND ST5/06/1924Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL344LOT344CT285/122SECOND ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL344LOT344CT285/122SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL344LOT344CT966/176SECOND ST22/08/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL353LOT353CT1491/192SECOND ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL353LOT353CT1491/192SECOND ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL376LOT376CT311/174FIRST ST5/03/1914Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL377LOT377CT312/28FIRST ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL377LOT377CT312/28FIRST ST12/02/1913Sole
Frederick BudgeT833905AL378LOT378CT751/124FIRST ST10/12/1907Joint
Frederick BudgeT833905AL378LOT378CT751/124FIRST ST12/02/1910Sole

The information in this profile of Frederick BUDGE was compiled by Farina Restoration volunteer Mark Roberts.

Much of the biographical information and photographs have kindly been provided by Jennifer BAILEY (nee BUDGE), granddaughter of Frederick BUDGE.