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Rowe Family

Sam Rowe, born in Bundaberg, served in the 1st World War in Belgium and France. He later lived in Chaprowe Street, The Gap, at “Soldiers Settlement” with his new bride from England, Frances Cross.

They are seen in the panel in 1923 on their Motor Bike and Sidecar, “Indian Scout”, made in the United States of America.

During the “Depression” they moved with their three sons, John, Pat and Bob to Waterworks Road, where there was a limited bus service on the corner of Settlement Road, (before the State School was built) to the City.

The Gap Hall was across the road where Illowra Street is now, before the road and bridge was built. Very popular for school break-ups, dances with live music and great suppers in the 1930s and 1940s.

 

History Source: Bob Rowe – Retired Janitor and Groundsman from The Gap State School in 1993 after 23 years.

Embroidery: Julie Rowe

 

  • John and Helen Rowe’s Wedding

    Marriage of John and Helen Rowe at Albert Street Methodist Church 1950. Other locals present were : Sam, Bob, and Pat Rowe, Jim and Frances Paten, Agnes, Bill and Mavis Proctor.

    Date: 1950
    Courtesy: Connie Carnegie
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  • John Rowe

    A young John Rowe with a snake caught, circa 1934.

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  • John Rowe on Douglas motor cycle

    A dapper John Rowe proudly displays his brand new 1948 Douglas motor cycle.

    Date: c. 1948
    Courtesy: John Rowe
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  • Lindy Rowe

    Lindy Rowe pictured outside the Barrys Supermarket at Walton Bridge, circa 1984.

    Date: c. 1984
    Courtesy: Julie and Bob Rowe
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  • Lindy Rowe

    Lindy Rowe standing in front of the large fig tree and Garden Centre at Barry Park, circa 1984.

    Date: c. 1984
    Courtesy: Julie and Bob Rowe
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  • Sam and Francis Rowe

    Sam and Francis Rowe on what is now Chaprowe Road. Taken 1923.

    Date: 1923
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  • Sam and Francis Rowe’s Home

    Sam and Francis Rowe, their home in Chaprowe Road.

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  • Sam Rowe clearing land

    Sam Rowe clearing land believed Chaprowe Road area, circa 1920s. The road was named for early residents, Chapman and Rowe.

    Date: c. 1920s
    Courtesy: Julie and Bob Rowe
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  • Sam Rowe with young John

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  • Samuel Rowe with sons

    Proud father, Samuel Rowe with sons.

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