Following their lives through historical facts provides a snapshot of their lives.. His name was Charles Thomas Slaughter.
His father was Alfred Slaughter, and he was the first Postmaster at Sandgate.
Charles was appointed upon the death of his father.
Australia, Commonwealth Public Service Lists, 1904, 1920 for CT Slaughter he commenced employment with the Post Office on st March 1871, and in 1904 he was the Officer in Charge at One Mile earning 250 pounds per year.
In 1872 in the Queensland Blue Book he was listed as a Telegraph Operator
Civil Service - Queensland Blue Book document
- State Queensland
- Publication year 1872
- Page number 17
- Publication title Queensland Blue Book 1872
- Category Education & work
- Subcategory Civil service
- Collections from Australia & New Zealand
Mr Slaughter had a long career with the Post Office, as the following records reveal. He travelled the length of Queensland, before choosing Brackenridge as the place for his retirement.
In 1874 he was a Telegraph Operator at Sandgate, Alfred Slaughter was the Postmaster Sandgate
In 1887 he was Post Master Eagle Terrace
In 1889 he was Post Master Rainbow Street
In 1889 he was Post Master at Post Office St Sandgate
In 1892 he was Post Master at Sandgate
In 1894 he was the Postmaster at Cairns
In 1895 he was Post Master at Sandgate
In 1896 he was at Rainbow Street Sandgate
In 1900 he was at One Mile
In 1901 he was at One Mile Gympie
In 1902 he was Post Master at One Mile Gympie
In 1903 he was Post Master at One Mile Gympie
In 1904 he was Post Master at One Mile
In 1905 he was Post Master at One Mile Gympie
In 1907 he was at Wooloongabba
In 1913 He was listed as being in Pastoral and Agriculture - Zillmere area.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) - Tuesday 29 September 1868 p.2
DE FRAINE-SLAUGHTER.-On the 25th September, at the residence of the father of the bride, by the Rev. Henry Woodhouse, William Thomas de Fraine of Brisbane, to Elizabeth Angelina, youngest daughter of Mr. Alfred Slaughter, jun., Postmaster, Sandgate.
The Qld Births Deaths and Marriages record Slaughter deaths
|1873||B7981||Alfred||Slaughter||Richard Slaughter||Elizabeth Hyder|
|1887||C1811||Thomas||Slaughter||Richard Slaughter||Elizabeth Hyder|
|Charles Thomas Slaughter|
|Spouse Name:||Mary Ann Girling|
|Marriage Date:||16 May 1881|
Sandgate Post Office
Charles Thomas Slaughter was born in Queensland on 6th January 1855
He married in 1881 Mary Ann Girling, and he died 25th September 1933.
His father was Alfred Slaughter the son of Thomas Slaughter
In 1903 Charles and Mary were living at the One Mile Post Office, at 11 Graham St Gympie.
In 1908 they were living at the Woolloongabba Post Office
Slaughter, Mary Ann, d. 26 Oct 1931, age 72yr, s/w Charles, [JT]
Once again often the old-timers are the ones who have the best stories to tell.
This transcription is from 1932
Charles and Mary Ann and their family - Life at Bracken Ridge
Reginald Charles Slaughter enlisted in World War 1 in April 1916. He was a Post Master, and aged 31 years when he joined and served on the Western Front. He returned to Australia in 1919.
Then in 1926, Daphne Slaughter was guest at a Christmas Party.
and he died 1974
Nellie Slaughter b 1892
Some photos of the family include, Gladys, and Fred among the pineapples.
Summary: Gladys Slaughter and friend at 'Gladville' (house), ca. 1919. The Slaughters were early farmers at Brackenridge, Brisbane (Description supplied with photograph). The women fill a watercan from a pump in a pineapple field. Queensland State Library Archives
Lieutenant Wheeler was a busy man
Special thanks must go to the members of the Slaughter Family who donated them