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B: 22nd Mar 1868 D: 8th Sept 1954

Born: Davey Gawler Ranges, South Australia, 22nd March 1868 (SA Births Register District: Flinders Book: 62 Page: 442)

Died: 8th Sept 1954, aged 86 years

Buried: Cheltenham Cemetery




Father: William HUMPHREYS (B: Nov 1820 D: 3rd Oct 1879 )

Mother: Frances ANDREWS (B: 29th Dec 1826 D: 1884)


Mary Frances (Fanny) HUMPHREYS (B: 1852 D: 1937 )

William Henry HUMPHREYS (B: 1858 D: 1891)

Joseph HUMPHREYS (B: 1860 D: 1867)


Henry STANFORD (B: 1869 D: 1939 )


Helen HUMPHREYS (B: 1887 D: ?)

Annie Ethel STANFORD (B: 1889  D: 1936 )

Sarah Frances STANFORD (B: 1891 D: 1969)

Henry Maxwell STANFORD (B: 21st Aug Farina, SA.  D: 24th Apr 1917 France )

Elizabeth Josephene STANFORD (B: 1896 D: 1974 )

Henrietta May STANFORD (B: 1897 D: 1992)

Joseph STANFORD (B: 1899 D: 1974)

John STANFORD (B: 1901  D: 1994)

Lawrence William STANFORD (B: 1905 D: 1942)

George Deslandes STANFORD (B: 1907 D: 1980)

James Allington STANFORD (B: 1909 D: 1981)

Phillip Humphreys STANFORD (B: 1912 D: 1998)



Sarah was born at Paney Station in the Gawler Ranges South Australia on March 22nd 1868. She was the youngest child of William and Frances (nee Andrews).

In 1876 she made the long trip with her parents, by horse wagon from the Gawler Ranges through Port Augusta to Government Gums (which later was to be renamed Farina). Her father was sent up there to take charge of the Government Wells.

Sarah married Henry Stanford in Farina in 1888. With the exception of a short period in Broken Hill, Sarah never left Farina until about 1920.

After her separation, Sarah lived in Walkerville and Colonel Light Gardens, but the call of the bush was too strong and she eventually went back as a cook on various stations, including Andimooka and Momba stations. After Sarah retired, she spent the years visiting her sons who were scattered throughout the country and her daughter Nellie, in Western Australia.

Sarah died on September 8th 1954 at the age of 86, and is buried in the Cheltenham Cemetery.


No known land ownership at Farina.

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