The term “homestead” conjures up a rolling property with land for miles and miles rather than a house in suburbia. When I picture this in my head I think of my great grandfather Herbert George NOSWORTHY. His obituary in the Naracoorte Herald Thursday 29 Jul 1954 provides a picture of many homesteads rather than the one .
The map provides the location where Herbert George lived after his family moved to the South East of South Australia to take up land. As a pastoralist Herbert and his family took up the opportunity for land leases as they became available and moved from Strathablyn where the family had lived when growing up.
Albynside at Conmurra was the first property to be settled by George Drew NOSWORTHY and his family. George Drew NOSWORTHY arrived in South Australia as a young boy from Okehampton, Devon. They migrated to South Australia in 1847 when George was around 10, the family settled in the Bald Hills, Strathalbyn, Yankalilla area.
In 1862 George married Grace Dufty and they had 8 children, of whom Hebert George was the 6th child. the move to the South East came seven years after the death of his wife Grace, when the land was opening up around the South East.
The boys in the family all took up land settlements around the South East and further afield. But Albynside was considered the homestead of the family. Herbert George and his family returned to Albynside in 1924 and there he settled and took possession of the property. When he passed away in 1954 the land passed to his sons.
It has since been sold and is no longer a part of the family.
PASSING OF MR. H. G. NOSWORTHY, LUCINDALE (1954, July 29). The Narracoorte Herald (SA : 1875 – 1954), p. 3. Retrieved April 2, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147317030