man‎Hedley Escourt Norsworthy‏‎
Born ‎3 Apr 1904 Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎2 Apr 1976‎, age 71 years
Buried Centenial Park Cemetery, Cremated
Occupation: Storekeeper
Source for person: Hi
I am researching the Rush family, which includes Hedley Escort Norsworthy. Hedley was the 6th of 9 children.
His mother Clara Cornish was born 19 Jun 1871 Glynde, South Australia and buried Salem Baptist Church Gumeracha South Australia
Her father was Robert Cornish born 22 Sep 1844 Adelaide died 16 Jul 1923 Gumeracha and her mother was Sarah Catherine Rush born 15 Jun 1844 Adelaide died 08 Jun 1924 Gumeracha.


Clara married about 1892 South Australia
Harry Wright Norsworthy born 02 Jan 1866 Adelaide
Father William Norsworthy born abt 1835 died 5 Oct 1877 Gumeracha and Mother Sarah Elizabeth Wright born abt 1839 died 08 May 1912 Gumeracha







This site can be accessed to get photos of their graves
http://homepages.picknowl.com.au/pwilson/gumeracha_salem_baptist_church.htm




From the National Archive site
NORSWORTHY HEDLEY ESCOURT : Service Number - SX9464 : Date of birth - 03 Apr 1904 : Place of birth - GUMERACHA SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - NORSWORTHY DULCIE
Series number B883 Control symbol SX9464 Contents date range 1939 - 1948
Access status Not yet examined Location Canberra Barcode no 640777




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Mary Brunskill
‎1 Jul 2004



From the National Archive site
NORSWORTHY HEDLEY ESCOURT : Service Number - SX9464 : Date of birth - 03 Apr 1904 : Place of birth - GUMERACHA SA : Place of enlistment - ADELAIDE SA : Next of Kin - NORSWORTHY DULCIE
Series number B883 Control symbol SX9464 Contents date range 1939 - 1948
Access status Not yet examined Location Canberra Barcode no 640777



Obituary
Hedley Escourt Norsworthy, 71, died Friday, 2 April 1976.

Born on Sunday, 3 April 1904, in Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, he was the son of the late Harry Wright Norsworthy formerly of South Australia, Australia and Clara (Cornish) of Glynde, South Australia, Australia.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dulcie (Sandercock) Norsworthy, daughter of the late John Sandercock formerly of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia and the late Emily Edith (Bond) formerly of Kenton Valley, South Australia, Australia.

Hedley Escourt is survived by one daughter, Janet Escourt Gilbertson and her husband Norman John Gilbertson; three siblings, Donald Clifton of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Beatrice May of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, and Melba Florence of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia; four grandchildren, Marion Escourt Gilbertson, Bruce Norman Gilbertson, Claire Janet Gilbertson, and Lynne Marie Gilbertson.

Hedley Escourt was preceded in death by four grandparents, William of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Sarah Elizabeth (Wright) Norsworthy of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Sarah Catherine Rush of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, and Robert Cornish of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia.

Married ‎15 Jun 1926, age 22 years (married 49 years)
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Family farewell outside Kenton Inn, Gumerach, for Leo Sandercock, prior to his move to Queensland, 1946. Back row - L-R, Rex, leo, Ellis, front row - L-R, Victor, Una, Colin, Mona, Dulcie, Ralph

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womanDulcie "Sis" Sandercock‏, age by marriage 23 years
Daughter of John Sandercock and Emily Edith Bond‏.
Born ‎5 Sep 1902 Kenton Valley, South Australia, Australia
Died ‎9 Sep 1991‎, age 89 years
Buried Centenial Park Cemetery, Cremated
Occupation: Teacher
Dulcie Norsworthy
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Dulcie Norsworthy
Dulcie Norsworthy








An Epidemic
Primary schools were closed throughout South Australia for a number of weeks in 1937 following the outbreak of an epidemic of poliomyelitis. Margaret Miles, one of the girls in my class, became a victim of the disease and became afflicted a permanent limp. In 1938 the school again closed for a period because many students were ill with chicken pox but my sister Margaret and I continued our education uninterrupted. Our aunt Dulcie Norsworthy (nee Sandercock) taught cousin Janet and us at her small cottage in Murray Street. It is interesting to remember and compare stories about education that Auntie Dulcie told us of her school years.


Aunt Dulcieís Schooldays
Dulcie Norsworthy's father was a very severe disciplinarian. He was cruel to his youngest daughter who walked with a limp due to chronic pain in her hip. Her father ruled that she should walk correctly - he felt that his daughter was 'trying to be smart' by limping. Harsh discipline came to the fore. Before she started school she was made to walk along their front verandah with her father following behind her and striking her on the backs of her legs and buttocks with his riding crop to induce her to walk without limping. This was impossible for her to to achieve and was a painful exercise for her both physically and emotionally.

John Sandercock's wife gave birth to 15 children; one died at a young age and the last was stillborn making Dulcie the youngest. (NOTE - This my be incorrect - Dulcie was the youngest daughter, but she had 2 younger brothers. Also, I can only find records for 14 children - none still born. It is possible there was a 15th child still born, given the time, and it may or may not have been recorded.) He liked to think himself to be an English aristocrat and built the large family home known as Nether Hill at Kenton Valley. It had a small room with its own fireplace, a cupboard, writing desk, a small table and chair, and a comfortable lounge chair. This he called his 'Study' and in it the gentleman took some of his meals in seclusion.

Dulcie started school when she was seven years old because the three-kilometre walk to Kenton Valley Primary School was too hard for her at five years with her disability. One of her brothers carried her school bag and lunch.

Her schoolteacher was a Mrs Stephens who traveled the three kilometres from Gumeracha in a four-wheel trap drawn by four horses. She gave rides to Cecil, Lynley and Norris Dohnt, Ella and Doris Norsworthy, and George Coleman and his two sisters. As soon as the vehicle arrived at the school, a boy took the bridle of one horse and move the pair sideways. Mrs Stephens was then able to use the small iron step to alight from the vehicle well clear of the iron tyre of the front wheel and thus prevent the skirt of her black dress from becoming soiled. The precautions appeared strange because her long flowing dress had a small train and much of the dress swept the ground and became soiled anyway. There were many times when the 'Senior' boys deftly placed a clod or two of dirt on top of the train to make sure it was not only soiled on the one side. The boys walked the horses to the back of the school, removed their harness and put them in a small yard for the day, with a feed of chaff.

Mrs Stephens was a stern teacher who firmly believed in the saying 'Spare the rod and spoil the child.' Len Norsworthy attended the Kenton Valley School in those years. Along with other boys, he was administered the cane for any misdemeanour. Len was not blessed with the ability to shed tears when other boys did so. Mrs Stephens felt he needed to humble himself and cry in front of her; but though his skin many times showed red welts and bruising she was denied his tears.

Dulcie's limp became more pronounced in grade 6 at age 13 years. One leg became 12cm shorter and the pain increased. Mrs Stephens, her teacher, became concerned at her plight and came to her assistance. Her husband was a doctor of medicine and together they arranged for a 12 cm steel extension with an oval base to be fitted to her lace-up boot. This made walking much easier for Dulcie and relieved the pain.

The teacher's standard of education was high. Aware of Dulcie's ability to learn and achieve, and knowing the results of the Grade 7 School Examination, Mrs Stephens arranged for her 14-year-old student to attend Teachers College. Dulcie boarded during her teacher-training with her oldest sister Mona Pritchard's family which lived in Percy Street Prospect. This arrangement continued after her first appointment to Salisbury as a Junior Teacher in 1918. In 1919, at 17 years of age, she commenced as a primary school teacher at Marrabel where she boarded with a farming family.


I was given a box of matches for any required lighting and headed for the comfort zone. I struck a match to find where everything was located; then the light went out. I struck another match, and found an old telephone directory hanging from a piece of wire behind the door and realised that it was the toilet paper. My goodness, I could get four sheets from one page. I inspected where the ‘doings’ went with another match, moving the same around under the seat to send the red-back spiders scurrying to their retreats and hung on too long until the flame burnt my fingers. I dropped the burning match down the man-(boys)-hole. There was a “Whoomph”, and all the dunny paper at the bottom was set alight, which sent a glow up through the seating area for a short time. It was really something to see and you could have read a book-or the old telephone directory-by its light. Before the wooden seat could catch alight the paper work “way down under” had burnt itself out and I was able to settle down to the business I had come for. When I told Auntie Dulcie Norsworthy this story, she told me she had had the same experience in the same toilet twenty years earlier.



Obituary
Dulcie (Sandercock) Norsworthy, 89, died Monday, 9 September 1991.

Born on Friday, 5 September 1902, in Kenton Valley, South Australia, Australia, she was the daughter of the late John Sandercock formerly of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia and the late Emily Edith (Bond) formerly of Kenton Valley, South Australia, Australia.

On Friday, 2 April 1976 she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Hedley Escourt Norsworthy, son of the late Harry Wright Norsworthy formerly of South Australia, Australia and the late Clara (Cornish) formerly of Glynde, South Australia, Australia.

Dulcie is survived by one daughter, Janet Escourt Gilbertson and her husband Norman John Gilbertson; four grandchildren, Marion Escourt Gilbertson, Bruce Norman Gilbertson, Claire Janet Gilbertson, and Lynne Marie Gilbertson; one G grandson, Jason Escourt Zaffry.

Dulcie was preceded in death by fourteen siblings, Mildred Annie May Sandercock of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Gertrude Winifred (Sandercock) Kitto of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Olive Mona (Sandercock) Pritchard of Prospect, South Australia, Australia, Royston Sandercock of Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia, Rae Sandercock of Lobethal, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Victor Sandercock of Felixstow, South Australia, Australia, Una (Sandercock) Hanna of Adelaide SA, Australia, Rex Sandercock of Bordertown, South Australia, Australia, Vena (Sandercock) Langley of Kenton Valley, South Australia, Australia, Ralph Sandercock of Mount Pleasant, South Australia, Australia, Leo Sandercock of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Colin Sandercock of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Ellis Sandercock of Victor Harbour, South Australia, Australia, and Unknown (Stillborn) Sandercock; four grandparents, Richard Sandercock of Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia, Elizabeth (Stanbury) Sandercock of Hartley Vale, South Australia, Australia, Frederick Dennant Bond of Payneham, South Australia, Australia, and Sarah Ann (Fassett) Bond of Payneham, South Australia, Australia.

Education Kenton Valley School

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Citation for: Family Page
"Family Page: Hedley Escourt Norsworthy & Dulcie Sandercock." HuMo-genealogy - Colin Sandercock's Family Tree (http://family.sandercock.net/index.php?page=family&tree_id=2&id=F176&main_person=I289 : accessed 17 April 2024) Hedley Escourt Norsworthy #I289, born ‎3 Apr 1904 Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills Council, South Australia, Australia

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