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Maude and Reg had six children between 1926 and 1946 and lived
at "Regleigh", west of Quilpie.
Reg died in 1954 and in 1963, Maude retired to Brisbane.
On 8 July 1938, the Charleville Times reported on a reunion party
at "Regleigh" for Maude's mother (Lillian Horsington, nee
COOMBS) and aunt (Florence Vigar nee COOMBS) and a source for
who was in the area at the time; also see Pioneers Coombs:
"Regeigh" Tennis Party & Dance
Mr. and Mrs. R. MacGeorge (sic), of "Regleigh," gave a most
enjoyable tennis party and dance on June 26th in honour of the
reunion of Mrs. MacGeorge's mother, Mrs. J. Horsington, and Mrs.
Horsington's sister, Mrs. F. Vigar, of Zanci station, N. S. W.; the two
sisters had not met for fifty-eight years. Miss Thelma Pannan, of
"Renmark," South Australia, was also a guest of honour.
The guests present were: Mrs. C. Cartwright and family, of
"Moothandella"; Mr" Mrs.' and' Master Abbott, of Windorah; Mrs. T.
Hackett, Windorah; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hammond and Miss Zella
Botman of"Munro"; Mrs. H. Robinson and Miss F. Robinson,
"Thylungra"; Mr. F. Colls, "Bulgroo"; Messrs. W. and R. Sheean, of
Clifton; Mr. Stanton. "Kadaplin"; Mr. and Mrs. T. L. MacGeorge and
family, "Lynwood"; Mr. K. Martin. "Moothandella"; Mr. D. Black,
"Lynwood"; Messrs. J. Horsington. Snr. and Jnr., "Regleigh"; Mrs. J.
Harrington. Matron MacDonald, and Miss Skeehan. of Adavale,
arrived by plane during the afternoon. Pilot Shultz made several joy
flights, for the interested guests. The Adavale guests returned to their
home town just before dusk.
Tennis and rounders were enjoyed by all during the day. The dance
was interspersed by items from Mrs. Abbott. Miss Thelma Pannan,
Messrs. T. and W. Cartwright. K. Martin, D. Black, and J. Horsington.
A mannequin parade provided much fun and was carried out by
Messrs. T. and W. Cartwright and K. Martin.
The guests departed in the early hours of Monday morning.
Everyone present congratulated the congenial host and hostess on
the success of this very delightful party. Their hospitality was much