St. GeorgeÕs Advocate - Sat. 25/2/1899 - "Local and General"
"Many people will remember Alfred Barden, butcher, on the CookÕs River Road. When Mr. F. Gannon, the well-known solicitor who kept a lot of sporting dogs, dropped in one day, Alf said as he looked around and counted a number of legs of mutton, "What can I do with the man whose dog has taken one of these?" "Make him pay 7/6d.," Fred replied. "Then hand it over for it was your dog that did it." Fred put three half crowns on the block and audibly entered in his notebook, "Advice to Barden, 10/6d." Alf looked a bit had, and at last said, "Oh, weÕll cry quits, and go and have a drink."
Acknowledgements | Origins
of the Barden Surname | The Earliest Bardens | The
Reasons for Migration
The First (Barden) Arrivals | The Bounty Migrants | Down to the Beautiful Valley
Publicans, Butchers, Produce Merchants and Landholders | A Family Business | The Barden Hotels
Items from Newspapers | Australian Men of Mark | Sidney Barden | Joseph Thomas Barden
Cooks River - A History
©2007 Peter Noone