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Item: 96239
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1852 24 November
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Saddler. Charged employee John Bussell under the masters and servants act


 
Item: 98116
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1853 2 March
Place: Scone
Source: MM
Details: Unclaimed letter held in the Post Office, Sydney (in 1853)


 
Item: 125378
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1879 4 August
Place: Campbells Hill Burial Ground
Source: Maitland Burial Records
Details: Died aged 67


 
Item: 183471
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1830s
Place: West Maitland
Source: The Newcastle Sun 8 Sep 1947 Page 15
Details: In 1836 Henry Rourke established the first shop in Maitland when he opened a saddlery business immedi ately east of the present premises known as John Rourke. Today, the business, under the ownership of Mr. W. M. Rourke, supplies retail saddlers as far north as the Queensland border and has expanded to include most leather goods and sports material. A life size model of a horse which now stands in the showroom at John Rourkes is over 50 years old and is the foal of the original horse on which saddlery was dis played soon after the foundation of the firm. Henry Rourkes and other stores and buildings which grew up about this time were largely lined and fitted out with cedar from the fine trees growing in the Hnnter Val ley. This beautiful wood can be seen In the window sills, doors and stair cases in many old Maitland houses today, as well as in the valuable furniture preserved by local families.


 
Item: 159275
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry and Jemima
Ship: -
Date: 1842 16 January
Place: West Maitland
Source: Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
Details: Baptism of Sarah Anne, daughter of Henry and Jemima Rourke (born 21 July 1840)


 
Item: 159294
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry and Jemima
Ship: -
Date: 14 August 1837
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Baptism Register p. 151
Details: Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Jemima Rourke, born 23 July 1837. Baptised 14 August 1837. Occupation of Henry Rourke - saddler


 
Item: 159296
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry and Jemima
Ship: -
Date: 1839 February
Place: East Maitland
Source: Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
Details: Baptism of John, son of Henry and Jemima Rourke (born 20 December 1838)


 
Item: 159302
Surname: Rourke
First Name: Henry and Jemima
Ship: -
Date: 1842 16 January
Place: West Maitland
Source: Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
Details: Baptism of Theophilus George, son of Jemima and Henry Rourke (born 10 December 1841)


 
Item: 176061
Surname: Rourke (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1879
Place: Glanmore, Regent Street West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mr. Henry Rourke. Many of our readers will join with us in strong regret that Mr. Rourke died yesterday at his residence, Glanmire, Regent Street, West Maitland. Mr. Rourke was one of our oldest residents. When the Mercurys first number was published in January, 1843, Mr. Rourke was in business in Maitland, and had been for some time. He was then, as he continued to be through life, a most industrious man in everything he undertook and with him, as with so many other Maitland business men, a life of constant industry, and quiet living, brought wealth in good time. Mr. Rourke also took his share in whatever public movements were about in those early days, his interest being shown more particularly in racing matters, in election contests, and so on.. From a very early period of his career, Mr. Rourke was an active member of the Hunter River Agricultural Association, and in later years was one of its mainstays, as treasurer and as member of committee, steward, and so on. A large share of the marked success that has latterly attended it, indeed, was due to Mr. Rourke and persevering men like him. At one time Mr. Rourke was one of the Aldermen of the borough, and he al-ways took a strong interest in politics, his views being



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