George Lewis and the Warrah woolshed photo.

By Geoff Barwick.

While looking for stuff to put on this website, I was at the Quirindi's historical cottage museum. There was a brilliant photo up on the wall of the Warrah shearing shed from the 1870's. I asked if I could get it down to take a decent photo of it. And I did.

The photo of "Warrah station" shearing shed in the 1870's.

But I noticed there was writing on the back of the photo.

It said,....



"Warrah woolshed, about 1870 during shearing.

Presented to Quirindi's historical society by

Mr and Mrs Les Crane by their grand father George Lewis, born at Warrah in 1867, who worked there all of his working life, 70 years. Died 1960 aged 93 years.

Started at the age of 9 years, as mail boy. [horse and sulky daily to Willow Tree via Busby bridge, distance 5 miles.]"

Photo of George and the T model Ford.

There's a photo and short story of George Lewis in "The Warrah Cook Book". His first job was as a mailboy, driving a horse and sulky daily to Willow Tree via the old Busby bridge road, through 'ironbark paddock'. Before retirement George acquired a 1925 T-model Ford 1 ton lorry and after retiring to Willow Tree, every Friday he brought mail and supplies to Warrah station.


He is buried at the Willow Tree Anglican cemetery.

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jeannine Power [nee Jones] | Reply 07.08.2018 11:58

Does anyone have photos of the Ham or Lewis Family please. they My great grandparents! Do not have any. Henry William Ham , Annie Maria Lewis and Family. Daniel

jeannine power nee jones | Reply 25.01.2018 15:36

Terrence, My Grandmother was Gladys M Jones nee Ham married to Keith Jones &my dad was Maurice Jones

TERRENCE HEALEY | Reply 14.03.2017 22:07

Hello Jeannine Power.
I met and stayed with my Great Grandparents Wm Henry and Annie Maria HAM , many times when I was with my grandparents Albert and Sarah Ann

jeannine power {nee jones} 25.01.2018 15:31

Hi Terrence, Would you by any chance, Know who my great Greatfathers { Henry William Hams Father was, It is something that means alot,

Helen Copeland | Reply 26.09.2016 13:14

I love this photo of George Lewis, taken by my mother.I remember well his Friday trips to Warrah with bread, groceries, mail, etc.Such an interesting old man.

TERRY HEALEY | Reply 23.07.2016 16:55


Jeannine power 17.03.2018 08:44

Terry,would love to talk! My ph is 0438762041

jeannine power(nee Jones) 14.03.2017 21:53

Hi Terry,I would love to talk to you about what you know about the family.My great great grandparents were henry william ham and annie maria ham (nee Lewis )

Jeannine power | Reply 25.01.2016 19:42

Does anyone have any pictures of the Lewis or ham family who worked on warrah. My great grand-mother was Annie Ham née Lewis , and ggf Henry w ham.

Joan Valerie Ham 17.03.2018 09:03

Hello Jeannine. I would be happy to send you the photo if you could give me your email or mailing address. My address is Cheers.

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