Napier, John


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John Napier
b: ABT 1855
d: 12 DEC 1943
Biography
J NAPIER? ARRIVAL ON BOARD THE LOCH FYNE 1979, AGED 19.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/29368400?searchTerm="john napier"&searchLimits=l-title=The+South+Australian...%7Ctitleid%3A7
The South Australian Advertiser, Thu 20 Feb 1879
IMMIGRANTS PER LOCH FYNE
The following is a list of the immigrants on board the Loch Fyne, which sailed from Greenock on November 29, and is due on March 2. She hAs on board 436 souls, equal to 351.5statute adults. There are 147 married people with 148 children, 71 single men, and 70 single women
Single Men ... ; John Napier, 19, do; R Napier, 28, joiner.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/29368969?searchTerm="john napier"&searchLimits=l-title=The+South+Australian...%7Ctitleid%3A7
The South Australian Advertiser, Mon 10 Mar 1879
Arrival of the Loch Fyne
John Npaier, 19, do; R Napier, 28, joiner

1877-1878 - http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/innamincka.htm - South Australian History, Flinders Ranges Research.
"With the increase of station hands, shearers and other pastoral workers a Store and Post Office was opened in 1877 and in December 1878 Scotty Napier set out from Farina with the first bullock wagon loaded with stores for Innamincka, arriving in April 1879."
http://www.mungeranniehotel.com.au/mungermailruns.htm - Mungerannie Hotel.
"The first trip, with a bullock wagon of supplies for properties along the Strzelecki Creek, took five months to reach Innamincka in April 1879, and from 1909 donkeys were used."
"The South Australian Parliament formed a party to investigate the possibility, but their experiences on the Strzelecki Track in 1916 soon dissuaded them from proceeding. Motor vehicles were used early in the 1920s, when the mail contract for the Strzelecki Track was awarded to Scott Napier, who provided a one tonne Model T Ford truck."

Land Purchase (LTO)
John Napier; Fergusson; Hd Coonarie; Sect 5; total area 65 acres; 117pounds plus 5 pounds; 21 Dec 1880


http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/43141784?searchTerm="john%20napier"&searchLimits=l-title=South+Australian+Register...%7Ctitleid%3A41
South Australian Register, 22 Dec 1880
Hundred of Coonarie - County Fergusson
Sect 5, 65 acres, Purchaser: John Napier, Per acre: 1 16 0

Volume 346, Folio 229
John Napier of Border Town Labour Hundred of Tatiara, County of Buckingham, Allotments 7 & 8 of 36 perches each. Bounded by Green Street. Transferred No 136098 from John Napier to Frances Bearor Oliver of Bordertown, storekeeper of the above land on 23 Dec 1881.

NOT CONFIRMED SAME J NAPIER;
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/43335910?searchTerm="john napier"&searchLimits=l-title=South+Australian+Register...%7Ctitleid%3A41
South Australian Register, Mon 4 Sept 1882
MAGISTRATES'' COURTS
BELTANA: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31. [Before Messrs. J.P. Buttfield, S.M., and J. C. Fergusson, J.P.,Deputy Collector of Customs]
John Napier was charged with sly grog-selling on Tinga Tingana Station. Mr. Inspector Besley, from Port Augusta. prosecuted. The evidence tended to show that on July 23, 1882, Mounted Constable Humphreys and a station hand named William Burmester visited defendant''s camp and bought three bottles of rum, for which they paid ten shillings per bottle. The Bench fined defendant €20 and costs. ...
NB: Tinga Tingana is part of the Strzlecki Regional Reserve.
http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/70500/B70331.htm Tinga Tingana homestead picture. Four women, one holding a small child, standing in front of the old Tinga Tingana homestead on the Strzelecki Track. This was John Archibald Patterson''s home before he moved to Farina to take over the Farina Hotel. From left: John Patterson''s daughter-in-law, Evelyn Patterson with baby Evelyn, his sister Sarah Patterson, and his daughters Alice and Catherine Patterson.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/36322585?searchTerm="john napier"&searchLimits=l-title=The+South+Australian...%7Ctitleid%3A7
The South Australian Advertiser, Thu 11 Feb 1888
HERGOTT, February 10. Thomas Roolns was charged to-day before Messrs. Mann and O''Brien by Robert Newton Bates with stealing a saddle, &c, and by John Napier with stealing a black horse at Farina. The animal and saddle were sold to a hone dealer. The accused was committed for trial on both charges.

http://www.roadtrains.com.au/article_article.php?ArticleId=79 - A Mr John Napier, whose general store was an important feature of the business life of Farina, a once-thriving town roughly 380 km north of Port Augusta on the rail line to Marree and Oodnadatta, also purchased one of the DaimlerRenard roadtrains in 1912. Napiers imported DaimlerRenard road train also included a driver and was used to cart stores to the copper mines at Yudnamutana, on the return leg it carried copper ore. A unique feature of the DaimlerRenard or Napier roadtrain, as it came to be known throughout South Australia, was that each trailer had drive wheels. A prop shaft drove the central of each trailers three axles; a power take off from the prime mover drove a shaft, which was connected by universal joints to the first trailer`s drive axle. Then in turn the power was carried to the other trailers axles by shafts connected to the unit ahead of it.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47282710?searchTerm="john%20napier"&searchLimits=l-title=South+Australian+Register...%7Ctitleid%3A41
South Australian Register, Tue 16 Sept 1890. RAILWAY TO INNAMINCKA ... We are, Sir, &c,
For the Farina ''Vigilance Committee,
E. DAVEY.
GEO. PLLKINGTON.
GEO. T. WHITE.
JOHN NAPIER.
Farina, September 11.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/47264072?searchTerm="john%20napier"&searchLimits=l-title=South+Australian+Register...%7Ctitleid%3A41
South Australian Register, Thu 18 Dec 1890
Mr John Napier, the Chairman of the Vigilance Committee, Farina, wrote about the inadequate accommodation provided at the State school, and it was decided to send the President as endorsement of the complaint to the Government.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48094977?searchTerm="john%20napier"&searchLimits=l-title=South+Australian+Register...%7Ctitleid%3A41
South Australian Register, Thu 26 Feb 1891
Mr. John Napier, Chairman of the Vigi lance Committee, at Farina, wrote denying the statement of the Inspector-General of Schools that the average attendance at the public school had been only 33*9. He enclosed a statement from the head teacher to the Local Board of Advice, showing that for the last six months of last year the average attendance had been 40 ''4. The committee again urged their claims for better school accommodation. To be for warded to the Education Department.

1900 ''THE COUNTRY.'', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900), 28 May, p. 2, viewed 15 May, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54443805
FARINA, May 25.— On the evening of the Queen''s Birthday a small but repre sentative gathering was held at Poole''s Hotel to say good-by to one of the oldest residents in Farina, Mr. John Napier, who is going to the city. Mr. Doig proposed the health of the guest. Mr. Napier had been one of the pioneers of Farina, had seen the rise and fall of the place, and still thought that there was a good time coming. The toast was supported by the Rev. F. Wilkinson, who said he was glad to have the, opportunity to express to Mr. Napier his'' heartfelt'' thankfulness forthe kindness he received from him and his wife when he first arrived in Farina. Messrs. Gardiner, Butter, Miller, and Morris also spoke to the toast. Mr. Napier replied in a few and appropriate words. He regretted the absence of so many of his old team ster'' friends. Songs were contributed by the Rev. F. Wilkfinson and Messrs. Barrett, Gardiner, and others.

1900, South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900), 26 July, p. 7, viewed 15 May, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54455223
LEIGH''S CREEK
... Mr John Napier has been among us during the past week, he is building another store - ...

1900 The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), 28 July, p. 5, viewed 15 May, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36964845
...Another store is in course of erection, Mr John Napier, having again resumed business, and there is talk of yet another - one to be brought in from the Woturpa mines.

1901 ''PERSONAL.'', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), 31 October, p. 4, viewed 15 May, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4872262
The résignation of Mr. John Napier as a member of the board of advice for the school district of Farina has been accepted.

J Napier Farina - Dog Fence article - The Advertiser, 26th March 1906 - http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5017671?searchTerm=%22j+napier%22
Governor''s Northern Trip - The Advertiser, 13th July 1908 - http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5161140?searchTerm=%22j+napier%22. J Napier vice president of the school board of advice.
Teamster kicked by horse, Farina March 25th, 1910 - Mounted constable J Napier - http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5250626?searchTerm=%22j+napier%22
Farina Tennis club concert - The Advertiser, 2nd January 1907 - wehttp://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5051351?searchTerm=%22j+napier%22
School Boards of Advice. J Napier elected - The advertiser, 15th May 1908 - http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5139688

Farina, July 6 - Dog Fence inspection, contracter J Napier - The Advertiser, 10th July 1906 - http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5087272

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/48180159 The Advertiser, Mon 21 Sep 1936
"... my brother, Ted Kite, now of Laura, was taught by Miss Henery, in a large room behind Wyly''s store before the school was built. Miss Henery eventually married the local storekeeper, Mr. John Napier."

(http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/56770007) The Register, Wed 12 Sep 1928
... To-day I met Tom Briscoe, the manager of Hiltaba, in the Gawler Ranges, also Scotty Napier, one of the best-known men in the north, and a pioneer of Farina. He was the first man to take a load with a bullock team through to Innamincka. He left Farina in December, 1879, and arrived at Innamincka April, 1882.

(http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/53483645) The Register News, Tue 20 Aug 1929
.. He said:- "It was in early December when I left Farina with the veteran mail driver ''Scotty'' Napier, on his Ford lorry. All the way through Mount Lyndhurst, The Nob, to Murnpeowie ...
Facts
  • ABT 1855 - Birth - ; Scotland
  • 12 DEC 1943 - Death - ; Balaklava, South Australia
  • up to 1929 - Occupation - Mail contractor ; Farina to Mount Lyndhurst
  • 1877 to early 1880s - Occupation - Teamster ; Farina and surrounding areas
  • Late 1800s to 1900s - Occupation - Storekeeper ; Farina, Norwood, Leigh Creek
  • 1 JAN 1878 - Possessions - Test title ref ; Farina, South Australia
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Napier
Birth
Death
Marriageto ?
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJohn Napier
BirthABT 1855Scotland
Death12 DEC 1943Balaklava, South Australia
Marriage19 APR 1884to Matilda Emma (Henery) Napier at Port August, South Australia
Marriageto Alice Louise Andrews
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Napier
BirthABT 1855Scotland
Death12 DEC 1943 Balaklava, South Australia
Marriage19 APR 1884to Matilda Emma (Henery) Napier at Port August, South Australia
Marriageto Alice Louise Andrews
FatherJohn Napier
Mother?
PARENT (F) Matilda Emma (Henery) Napier
Birth
Death30 JAN 1903 Glenelg, South Australia
Marriage19 APR 1884to John Napier at Port August, South Australia
FatherPatrick Henery
Mother?
CHILDREN
FEva Annie (Napier) Bell
Birth1 JAN 1890Farina, South Australia
Death7 MAR 1985Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Marriage25 MAY 1915to John Henry Bell at Norwood, South Australia
FAdelaide Jane Napier
Birth20 OCT 1886Adelaide, South Australia
Death
Marriage4 JUN 1918to Alexander William Wilson at Alpana Station, South Australia
FWinifred Patricia Cecelia Napier
Birth8 MAR 1893Farina, South Australia
Death
Marriage24 JAN 1913to Victor Leslie Lampe at Farina, South Australia
FJessie Gwynedoline Napier
Birth19 DEC 1887North Adelaide, South Australia
Death
Marriage28 AUG 1907to Hugo Albert Henley at Farina, South Australia
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Napier
BirthABT 1855Scotland
Death12 DEC 1943 Balaklava, South Australia
Marriage19 APR 1884to Matilda Emma (Henery) Napier at Port August, South Australia
Marriageto Alice Louise Andrews
FatherJohn Napier
Mother?
PARENT (F) Alice Louise Andrews
Birth
Death
Marriageto John Napier
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FRosie Louise Napier
Birth12 AUG 1903
Death
Evidence
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Descendancy Chart
John Napier b: ABT 1855 d: 12 DEC 1943
Eva Annie (Napier) Bell b: 1 JAN 1890 d: 7 MAR 1985
John Henry Bell b: 11 JUL 1885 d: 5 JAN 1977
Bruce Napier Bell b: 9 FEB 1924 d: 18 NOV 2018
John Napier Bell b: 25 APR 1916 d: 18 JUN 1940
Adelaide Jane Napier b: 20 OCT 1886
Victor Leslie Lampe d: 10 NOV 1949
Jessie Gwynedoline Napier b: 19 DEC 1887
Rosie Louise Napier b: 12 AUG 1903