Headlie Shipard Taylor

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Headlie Shipard Taylor was born on the 7th July 1883 in Bungowanna, Nsw, Australia to Phillip Cullan Taylor & Mary Jane Taylor Nee Shipard.

Headlie was raised on his parent's wheat & sheep farm and this was where he developed an interest in improving the existing stripper harvesters. During the period of 1911 to 1914 he developed harvesters that could harvest stormed damaged crops.

Hugh Victor McKay saw Headlie's stripper harvester in action and successfully negotiation with him the patent & manufacturing rights to produce the harvester at his Sunshine Harvester Works factory.

Headlie began working at McKay's factory in 1916 and was living in Forrest St, Albion. He went back to New South Wales to married Ruby Maud Howard in Holbrook. Ruby was born on the 5th November 1890 in Goombargana, Nsw, Australia to Robert Taylor & Elizabeth Annie Adams.

Ruby moved to Sunshine and gave birth to her first child Bernice Ruby in 1919 at Sunshine. Further children followed including Headlie Howard (b14/8/1920), Geoffrey Alan (b30/10/1921), Gwenneth Shirley (b16/9/1923) & one other child.

Headlie & Ruby raised their family in a weather board house at 129 Durham Rd, Sunshine. This house was replaced with a substantial brick house in 1930.

 

Headlie died at Sunshine on the 22nd March 1957 and was cremated at the Fawkner Cemetery.

After the death of Headlie, his house at Durham Rd became the S. W. D. Hostel for young men. This house has now been replaced with single storey units.

 

His wife Ruby, died on the 27th December 1967 at East Malvern and her created remains are located beside Headlie's.

1918 Forrest St Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1919 Forrest St Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1920 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1921 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1922 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1923 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1924 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1925 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1926 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1927 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1928 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1929 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1930 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1931 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1933 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1935 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1938 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1940 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1942 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1945 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1950 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1955 129 Durham Rd Taylor, Headlie Shipard

1960 129 Durham Rd S. W. D. Hostel

1965 129 Durham Rd S. W. D. Hostel

1970 129 Durham Rd S. W. D. Hostel

1974 129 Durham Rd S. W. D. Hostel

Ref: Snapshots of Sunshine and District

Ref: Sands & McDougall Directories

Photos: Museum of Victoria

Photos: Department of Human Service