#ThrowbackThursday: Fond memories of father

Alan “Barty” Jauncey is featured in last week’s Throwback Thursday gallery. His daughter called this week to share her memories of a loving father.

Alan “Barty” Jauncey is featured in last week’s Throwback Thursday gallery. His daughter called this week to share her memories of a loving father.

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AS PART of our weekly Throwback Thursday photo galleries, the BDN asks readers to identify as many faces as they can and share their stories.

Hopefully our regular delving into the archive is triggering happy memories for many.

This week, it certainly did for one former local who was pleasantly surprised to see her father make an appearance.

Mary Buglass, now of Laidley in Queensland, called the BDN on Friday to say one of the main Throwback Thursday images this week was of her father, Alan Barton Jauncey - also known as “Barty”.

“He would have been close to 80 in that photo, about 1977,” Ms Buglass said.

“That’s him sitting on his verandah at his home in Canning St – it’s now a doctor’s surgery.”

Barty was born in 1897 and died in 1987, living all his life in the Bega district.

Ms Buglass said he was known as a writer.

“He was really into genealogy and history stories - he wrote the first history of Bega,” she said.

“He was the first person to obtain a leaving certificate from Bega High School.”

Ms Buglass said Barty was known as a dairy farmer and an accountant, but he actually got his start in the Government Savings Bank (which became the Commonwealth Bank).

“He worked in the bank for about three years, but when his elder brother died, he gave the bank away and went home to help on the farm,” she said.

“He also worked as an accountant for Des Stewart’s Butchery, along from where the Grand Hotel is now.”

Barty married Dorothy Wilson in 1937 and went on to have six children.

As well as Ms Buglass, he is survived by another well-known Bega Valley local, Margaret Evans.

“He was always kind, always helped us with our homework,” Ms Buglass said of her fond memories of her dad.

“He never tired of trying to help us learn.

“He valued education and he valued the church.”

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