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Albert Howard WARLAND

Albert Howard WARLAND

Male 1873 - 1960  (86 years)

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  • Name Albert Howard WARLAND  [1
    Nickname Bert 
    Born 25 Sep 1873  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Achievements/Education OBE 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Albert Howard Warland«/b» born 25/9/1873 at Strathalbyn, the 2nd child of Edward and Harriet (nee McLean) Warland.

      Marriage: to «b»Caroline Lottie Cakebread«/b» (b. 15/1/1875, Encounter Bay). They had 6 children but all but two died young.

      History: Albert (Bert) Warland grew into a tall, broad-shouldered man with strong features and thick black hair and moustache. ln 1900 when the young couple married they first lived in a small cottage still standing adjacent to the later camping grounds in Victoria St. He possessed a deep bass voice and like his father was a popular choice at concerts, his favourite rendition being "Sons of the Sea" together with his wife Caroline, a soprano, with whom he often sang duets. Both were Sunday School teachers at the Congregational Church, Victor Harbor. They later took up residence at the Cakebread homestead on Mill Road, Encounter Bay. Until 1914 Victor Harbor formed part of the Council of Encounter Bay.

      Bert was aged 26 when he followed O. B. Huchinson early in 1900 as District Clerk for the Encounter Bay Council, his territory 108,000 acres. At the wedding of 28/9/1900 the fashions were the talk of the town as 8 bridesmaids and the impressive party posed under the Cakebread verandah for photographs.

      ln 1897 Bert had gone into partnership with J. Grovenor with 900 acres of virgin land in Back Valley (sections 376E - 377, 369) and in 1901 Bert bought out his partner. When not attending Council duties he cleared land which included fertile swamps and grew high quality vegetables. A small dwelling was erected there and Edward the father, in his retirement, spent much time doing odd jobs. Ben donated land for a school at Back Valley and also for St. Francis Church which opened in 1947. The family retained the property until 1969.

      Of the 6 children of Bert and Caroline 4 died young with 3 being lost when each was aged 23 years. Two daughters remained. These tragic events greatly affected the family and Bert became even more involved in town and district affairs. Besides being district clerk he was elected Town Clerk 1914 and Secretary of the New Year's Sports begun in 1870. His efforts saw the opening of the South District Hospital in 1929. Largely through his initiative the Soldiers' Gardens were planted after W.W.1. and the seawall built. The local oval, the Victor Harbor High School and a multitude of civil improvements were due to him including his untiring promotion of tourism. His manner was brusque but his heart was kind and generous. For 51 years he was Clerk of the District Council and he was noted for his horse drawn sulky. In 1923 he was appointed J.P. and M.B.E. awarded in 1943 for outstanding services to the town. Caroline supported him always, though ever sad at the loss of her children and the fact that the two remaining daughters left the district when they married. She was organist at Newland Church opened in 1918 at Encounter Bay.

      Bert retired in 1950 (by then widowed) and due to his health was obliged to use crutches. His name is recorded in Warland Avenue, Warland Reserve and a "House" of the local High School. He was one of the most civic minded men of the southern district.

      Deaths:
      Caroline Lottie Warland died at Adelaide on 26/11/1945 aged 71 years.
      Albert (Bert) H. Warland died at his residence on 31/5/1960 in his 87th year. His coffin was carried to the family grave at Victor Harbor by prominent citizens and followed by a host of mourners. On his headstone is engraved: "We|l done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord."
    Died 31 May 1960  Home Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-4081  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father Edward WARLAND,   b. 9 Nov 1839,   d. 14 Aug 1922, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Harriet Cooper MCLEAN,   b. 1847, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1942, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1870  Melrose Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-1322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Lottie CAKEBREAD,   b. 15 Jan 1875, Encounter Bay SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1945, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1900 
    Children 
     1. Howard Hadden WARLAND,   b. 16 Oct 1901, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1925, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     2. Jean Viola WARLAND,   b. 22 Sep 1903, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1927  (Age 23 years)
     3. Lorna Heyward WARLAND,   b. 5 Jun 1905, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Edna Lilian WARLAND,   b. 1 Jan 1907, Encounter Bay SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 2003, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  []
     5. Blythe Halley WARLAND,   b. 10 Apr 1910, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1933, Victor Harbour SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. Lonnen Trevor WARLAND,   b. 5 Jul 1912,   d. 17 Jul 1917, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2013 11:41:00 
    Family ID F-1341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    5088 - Albert (Bert) Howard Warland & Caroline Lottie Cakebread
    5088 - Albert (Bert) Howard Warland & Caroline Lottie Cakebread
    Archibald's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .