Francis George "Frank" Linstead

Male 1883 - 1939  (~ 55 years)



  • Name Francis George Linstead 
    Nickname Frank 
    Born Jul 1883  Brentford, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 13 Dec 1911  Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival of the George Linstead family in Adelaide

    Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Thursday 14 December 1911, page 6

    ISOLATED IMMIGRANTS.
    Zealandic's Passengers Detained.
    Sent to Quarantine Station.

    The White Star liner Zealandic arrived at the Semaphore at half-past 2 on Wednesday morning from Liverpool, with 335 State-assisted immigrants. Unfortunate circumstances have attended the passage of the vessel. At Fremantle there were 59 cases of diphtheria and measles on board. These diseases cannot be dealt with by the Commonwealth authorities, and a peculiar position arose in respect of the control of the newcomers. Pilot Dickson went off to the vessel just before she anchored, but as his assistance was not needed, he did not board. At 9.45 a.m. Dr. F. S. Hone (quarantine officer) put off. He was accompanied by Mr. E. J. Field (immigration officer), Mr. D. R. Davidson (Immigration Boarding Officer), Mr. R. N. Baker (Customs Boarding Officer). Inspector Walton (of Port Local Board of Health), and Mr. J. Lapthorne (representative of Messrs. Dalgety & Co.). After an absence of about an hour and a half Dr. Hone, Mr. Field, and Inspector Walton returned to the jetty. By this time a large number of friends and relatives of the immigrants had gathered on the pierhead looking anxiously out to the Zealandic. When the launch Asteroid drew alongside they crowded down for news. "All to go into quarantine," cried the doctor; "but there are no serious cases on board," he added reassuringly.

    — Central Board in Charge. —
    Dr. Hone, when questioned concerning the position, replied that he had granted the vessel quarantine so far as Adelaide was concerned. Previously pratique had been given as far as Fremantle. He further remarked:— "All the patients are convalescing. I have granted pratique and have notified the Central Board of Health that among the passengers are some cases of measles and diphtheria. The board will now take action in accordance with the Health Act. Since leaving Fremantle three cases of diphtheria have occurred. One of the patients is for Adelaide, one for Sydney, and one is a member of the crew. Eight cases of measles have been reported. Three of the passengers concerned are for Adelaide. In consequence of this outbreak the whole of Adelaide passengers will be sent to the Quarantine Station on Torrens Is land, which has been lent to the State authorities by the Commonwealth. The immigrants, therefore, will go to the island, and the Zealandic will proceed to the eastern States without allowing any others to land.

    —Affected Passengers. —
    Of the South Australian nominees, there are 104 men (including youths over 12 years), 146 women, and 85 children. The names of those affected by the diseases are as follow:— Diphtheria patients— Mrs. Kay, C. E. Daniel, Edith Watt, Edith Kitchenbaum, Eliza Binding, Ephraim Potter. Bessie and Jeannie Murray, Mrs. Blunt, A. Rawlings, Alice Ferris, G. Richardson, Mrs. Ashworth, Miss G. Robinson, D. McCarthy, Lawrence Wood. Measles patients— Hilda Linstead,- Mary Gibson, Stella Ashworth, Janet Graham, Alice Tibbett. W. H. Girven, James Girven, Ivy Potter, Agnes Larmont, G. Henry, Jack Cook, Wilfred Maddock, and Jeannie and Jessie Doris Mc Millan. Some have been discharged recently, and none is seriously ill. On Wednesday afternoon they were taken in the ship's boats to Torrens Island, and there placed in hospital. This morning the balance of the passengers will also be conveyed to the station, where they will probably remain for three or four days. Three nurses have been sent from Adelaide to take charge of the sick, for whom every comfort will be provided. The island has never before had such a large number of inhabitants, and its housing accommodation will be fully taxed.

    — Immigrants Made Comfortable. —
    Care will be taken that the immigrants who have been isolated will have no cause to complain of the treatment meted out to them. The Minister in charge of immigration (Hon. C. Vaughan) has given orders that all possible attention shall be paid to their requirements. Dr. Gething and Mr. Field, by Dr. Ramsay Smith's sanction, will see that the accommodation provided is good. "We do not want, if we can help it, to have reports antagonistic to South Australian hospitality sent home," said Mr. Field.

    —Passengers' Baggage.—
    The Zealandic has no merchandise for Adelaide, and this will greatly facilitate the authorities in dealing with the trouble. The passengers will take all cabin luggage with them, but that which has been stowed in the holds, after having been sprayed with disinfectants on the outside and examined by the customs, will be conveyed to the stores of the contracting carriers. There the nominators will be able to receive it.

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    Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Thursday 14 December 1911, page 9

    MORE IMMIGRANTS
    ARRIVAL OF THE ZEALANDIC.
    PASSENGERS TO GO TO TORRENS ISLAND.

    The White Star liner Zealandic, with 335 State-assisted immigrants for South Australia and a large complement from the eastern States, arrived in the Semaphore roadstead at about 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday from Liverpool, via Fremantle. Pilot Dickson went off to the steamer, but as she came into a good berth and anchored without his assistance he did not board her, because of the epidemic of diphtheria and measles which had broken out amongst her passengers. The steamer has no cargo for South Australia, so that little inconvenience arose through the vessel remaining in the roadstead.

    At 9.45 a.m. Dr. F. S. Hone (as quarantine officer), Mr. E. J. Field (Government Immigration Agent), Mr. D. R. Davidson (immigration boarding officer), Mr. R. N. S. Baker (Customs boarding inspector), Mr. J. Lapthorne (shipping representative for Messrs. Dalgety & Co., agents for the White Star line), and Inspector Walton (Port Adelaide Local Board of Health), went off in a launch to the steamer. The launch returned to the Semaphore jetty at 11.40 a.m.

    Fresh Cases.

    Dr. Hone said the vessel had virtually been awarded pratique only so far as Fremantle was concerned. Therefore, it was his duty to go off to her in the roadstead. He had found there were fresh cases of measles and diphtheria on board, and had notified the Central Board of Health of the existence of persons on board, bound for Adelaide, suffering therefrom, because as soon as those persons landed they would come under the provisions of the Health Act. Action would be taken by the Central Board to deal with those cases as provided for in the Health Act. Since leaving Fremantle three cases of diphtheria had occurred - one being a passenger for Adelaide, another for Sydney, and the third a member of the crew -and eight cases of measles, three of whom were passengers for Adelaide. In consequence of the occurrence of these cases all the passengers will go to Torrens Island, which has been lent to the State authorities by the Commonwealth authorities.

    Of the 335 passengers 104 are men (including boys over 12 years), 148 women (including girls over 12 years), and the remaining 85 are children. Mr. Field said the passengers would take their cabin baggage with them to Torrens Island, but the hold baggage would be fumigated and removed after inspection by the Customs to the baggage contractor's stores, where it could be obtained by the nominators of the passengers.

    The Affected Passengers.

    The names of the passengers for Adelaide affected are as follow- Diptheria patients - Mrs. Ray, Catherine E. Daniel,
    Edith Watt, Edith Kitchenbaum, Elizabeth Binding, Ephraim Potter, Bessie and Jeannie Murray, Mrs. Blunt, A. Rawlins, Alice Ferris, G. Richardson, Mrs. Ashworth, Miss G. Robinson, D. McCarthy, Lawrence Wood. Measles patients - Hilda Linstead, Mary Gibson, Stella Ashworth, Janet Graham, Alice Tibbett, William H. Girven, James Girven, Ivy Potter, Agnes Larmont, George Henty, Jack Cook, Wilford Maddock. Jeannie McMillan, and Jessie Doris McMillan.

    Most of the patients are convalescent. In all cases the disease is in a mild form.

    Removal to Torrens Island.

    Late on Wednesday afternoon the affected immigrants were conveyed in two batches in the ship's boats to Torrens Island. Three nurses from Adelaide were sent to the quarantine station to look after them. The balance of the Adelaide passengers by the Zealandic will be conveyed to the quarantine station today, after which the steamer will continue her voyage to the eastern States. Mr. Wache, the superintendent of the quarantine station, had everything ready for the reception of the passengers. It is anticipated that the stay on Torrens Island of the healthy immigrants, who will be kept apart from those that are sick, will be of short duration. On Wednesday afternoon the steam tug Defiance conveyed from Port Adelaide wood, coal, vegetables, and a large quantity of groceries and other necessaries, including a good supply of sodawater and milk, for the use of the isolated passengers.


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    Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), Thursday 14 December 1911, page 5

    QUARANTINED.

    THE ZEALANDIC'S PASSENCERS.

    AT TORRENS ISLAND.

    The new White Star liner Zealandic, which had on board 335 State assisted immigrants, for South Australia, reached the Semaphore anchorage from Liverpool at daybreak on Wednesday on her maiden voyage to Australia. Unfortunate circumstances have surrounded the vessel. On arrival at Fremantle it was announced that there were 59 cases of diphtheria and measles on board.

    Pilot Dickson went off to the Zealandic just before she anchored at the Semaphore, but his services were not required, and he therefore did not board her. Shortly after 9.30 a.m. Dr. F. S. Hone (quarantine officer), in company with Mr. E. J. Field (immigration officer), Mr. D. R. Davidson (immigration boarding officer), Mr. R. M S. Baker (Customs boarding officer), Inspector Walton (of the local board of health), and Mr. J. Lapthorne (a representative from Messrs. Dalgety & Co., agents for the vessel) went off to the vessel. After having been on board for about an hour and a half Dr. Hone, Mr. Field, and Inspector Walton returned to the Semaphore jetty. They were there met by a large number of anxious friends and relatives, of the immigrants.

    "What is to be done?" was the cry from the jetty as the doctor stepped off the launch Asteroid. "All to go into quarantine," he replied, adding, "But there are no serious cases on board."

    In Quarantine.

    Questioned as to the position of the vessel, Dr. Hone said that he had granted the vessel pratique so far as Adelaide was concerned. Previously pratique had been given as far as Fremantle. Continuing, he said :—"All the patients are convalescent. I have granted pratique and have notified the Central Board of Health that among the passengers are some cases of measles and diphtheria. The board will now take action in accordance with the Health Act. Since the vessel left Fremantle, three cases of diphtheria have occurred. One of the patients is for Adelaide, one for Sydney, and the other is a member of the crew. Eight cases of measles have been reported. Three of the passengers are for Adelaide. In consequence of the outbreak all of the Adelaide passengers will be sent to the Quarantine Station at Torrens Island, which has been lent to the State by the Commonwealth authorities. The immigrants will, therefore, be sent to Torrens Island, and the Zealandic will continue her voyage to the eastern-States, without allowing any of the other passengers to land.

    Passengers Affected.
    Of the 335 passengers booked to disembark here, there are 104 men (including youths over 12 years), 146 women and 85 children. The names of those affected are :—

    Diphtheria Patients.
    Mrs. Kay, Catherine E. Daniel, Edith Wall, Edith Kitchenham, Eliza Binding, Ephriam Potter, Bessie Murray, Jeannie Murray, Mrs. Blunt, A. Rawlins, Alice Ferris, G. Richardson, Miss Ashworth, Miss G. Robinson, D. McCarthy, Laurence Wood, Edith Russell, and Ernest Cockrell.

    Measles.
    Hilda Linstead, Mary Gibson, Stella Ashworth, Janet Graham, Alice Tibbett, W. H. Girven, Jas. Girven, Ivy Potter, Agnes Lamont, Geo. Henty, Jack Cook, Maddock, Wilford, Jeannie McMillan, Doris Jessie.

    Some have recovered sufficiently to be discharged, and the majority of the cases are of a mild nature.

    Baggage to be Fumigated.
    All the baggage belonging to the immigrants who are landing at Adelaide will be thoroughly fumigated, and then placed in the hands of the immigration department's baggage agents, and stored until the owners are allowed to take possession of it.

    Conveyed to Torrens Island.
    During the afternoon the launch Annie E. Price towed the affected passengers around in the Zealandic's boats to Torrehs Island. They were accompanied by a nurse.

    At 9 o'clock this morning, the passengers who are not affected with the epidemic will be removed to Torrens Island also, on the advice of the Central Board of Health.

    Provisions Sent.
    In the afternoon the Central Board of Health dispatched provisions to Torrens Island for the patients. Two nurses were also conveyed down during the afternoon. One of these will do the fumigating.

    Zealandic for Eastern States.
    It is expected that the Zealandic will leave for the eastern States at midday today. No cargo was discharged here. 
    Died 13 Jan 1939  North Kensington, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 14 Jan 1939  West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Person ID I210  Loxtons and Associated families
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2020 

    Father James Linstead,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F500074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Mary Power,   b. Abt 1882, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1918, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Abt Apr 1904  Fulham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hilda Linstead,   b. Abt 1907, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ada Evans,   b. 1887, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1969, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1920  Rose Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
    +1. Josephine Violet "Josie" Linstead,   b. 12 May 1923, Rose Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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