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Harold DOUST

Harold DOUST

Male 1886 - 1972  (86 years)

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  • Name Harold DOUST 
    Born 1886 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1972  Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Clarence Lawn Cemetery, South Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I05973  Short Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2008 

    Father William Colin DOUST,   b. 1861, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1949, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Emily APPS,   b. 1864, Maitland, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1902, Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Family ID F1818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1972 - Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clarence Lawn Cemetery, South Grafton, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    <b>Early Butchering days on the lower Clarence when Bushgrove was a thriving and busy commercial centre</b>
    Early Butchering days on the lower Clarence when Bushgrove was a thriving and busy commercial centre
    Mr. J. N. SHORT started butchering about 1903. His first venture was shipping meat to Sydney in conjunction with Mr. W. A. ZUILL, later M.L.A. for Clarence in the Legislative Assembly. The carcases were shipped in calico bags from the Lower Southgate wharf by North Coast Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. boats, Kalatina, Kyogle and City of Grafton.

    He then built the Bushgrove butchery. A painting my Mr. E. SHORT of the shop, established in 1905, is reproduced above.

    It was an up-to-date shop with refrigeration and smallgoods plant. The shop, at its peak, slaughtered, 24 bullocks, besides mutton and pork. The sheep came by boat from Sydney.

    Mr. Alf ATTWATER was smallgoods man. Mr. Harold DOUST of Alice Street, Grafton, started work in the business in 1907. Harold ARCHER was also on the staff.

    There was a large corned meat trade. No brine pumps were used. He bought his brine recipe from Ramornie meat works.

    Mr. SHORT and "Bunny" OSBORNE built a motor launch, the Phena, which was used on the Lower Clarence meat run. This boat was later sold to the harbour and river works at Ashby.

    There were also nine cutting carts which delivered all over the Mid Clarence. On special occasions, meat was displayed in the front window at night. All premises in Bushgrove at this time had gas plants in their shops, which effectively lit the town.

    At this time, five general stores were opperating in Bushgrove, as well as a skating rink and picture show. First and second grade football and cricket teams were fielded. The Bushgrove band was famous.

    The late Ted INMAN was slaughterman after he left Ramornie meat works about 1911. The record time for skinning a bullock at Ramornie was held by Mr. J. Slack, who beat Mr. INMAN by one knife stroke. The time, 3 1/2 minutes.

    The shop changed hands a couple of times and then was destroyed by fire. A new brick shop was built. It now stands but is closed for business.

    Mr. SHORT had another shop in Lawrence which, together with the Burshgrove Private Hospital, he later moved to Ulmarra where he carried on butchering until her retired to Grafton, his three sons taking over the business.