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Edward Temple & Albenia Curtis
Edward Temple Curtis (b: 05 Nov 1860 in New Plymouth, Taranaki to George Curtis and Eliza Newsham; d: 21 Aug 1917 in At his late residence, Roxmere, Butler-street, Clayfield) Mar: 04 Nov 1884 in Brisbane, Queensland to Albenia Emily Mary Smith (b: 18 Sep 1859 in 5 Charlmont Mall, Dublin to parents Lawrence Smith and mother Margaret Emily nee McCook; d: 03 May 1918 in Jane St, West End, Brisbane)
Taranaki Herald,  7 July 1877: CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. The Gazette notifies that Edward Temple Curtis, of New Plymouth, has passed his junior examination before the Civil Service Examination Board.
MARRIAGE.CURTIS— SMITH.— On the 4th November, at St. Andrew's Church, Brisbane, Queensland, by the Rev. Samuel Robinson, B.A., T.C.D., Edward Temple, youngest* son of George Curtis, Esq., of Stuartfield, New Plymouth, New .Zealand, to Albenia. Emily Mary, youngest daughter of Lawrence Smith, Esq., Peel-street, South Brisbane, late of Leinxter-Square, Dublin, Ireland.
Wanganui Chronicle, 25 September 1883:  From information received by Major Lockett, we hear the latest news of his son, Mr E. Lockett, and Mr E. T. Curtis, who went together in the Augusta to Queensland. Mr Locketb had obtained a situation on a cattle run about 300 miles up country, and was receiving good pay, with favourable prospects before him. Mr Curtis had left Bockhainpton for Brisbane, where he was endeavouring to enter the Customs.
6 Nov 1884: MARRIAGES. CURTIS-SMITH. 0n the 4th November, at St. Andrew's Church, by the Rev. Samuel Robinson. B.A.T.C.D., Edward Temple, youngest son of George Curtis, Esq., of Stuartfield, New Plymouth, New Zealand, to Albenia Emily Mary, youngest daughter of Laurence Smith, Esq., Peel Street. South Brisbane, late of Leinster-square, Dublin, Ireland.
Executive Changes: Thursday 22 November 1888:  Edward Temple Curtis, to be second officer of Customs at Port Curtis, in place of B. H. Ogilvie transferred.
Feb 1890: E. T. Curtis, to be assistant health officer at Gladstone
19 Aug 1892:  ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA. Mr Edward Temple Curtis, police magistrate, Gladstone, Queensland, was appointed honorary correspondent for the society.

18 Jul 1895: DEPARTURES.
, July 16.-RANbough. ss, 830 tons, Captain W. C. Thompson, for Maryborough, Burnett Heads, Gladstone, and Rockhampton. Passengers : Mesdames J. Ballantyne, Thompson, O. N. Curtis and 2 children, Misses Hobler, Warren, Lily Clark, Dora Clark, Nora Curtis, Messrs,. Arthur T. Quaile, Jos. J. Leave, Rev. Brother O'Hagan, E. T. Curtis, O. N. Curtis, W. H. Caiey, B. B. Stafford, and 13 In the steerage. B.I. and Q.A. Company, Limited,
27 February 1899: PORT CURTIS. Returning-officer. Edward Temple Curtis," Gladstone (polling place Aiiman date, Baaara, Boolburra. Calliope, Camboon, Clyde Creelt, Gladstone, Milton Station, Miriamvale, Mount Larteombe, Mount Rainbow, Murray's Creek. Rag Jan, Rock Jiajupton, Rosedale railway station, Tableland; nomination, Sat. March 18; polling, Sat: March 25.
CURTIS.—On the 20th July, 1899 at H.M. Custom-house, the wife of Edward Temple Curtis, P.M., of a daughter.
Legislative Assembly, in the Year 1905, for the Electoral District of PORT CURTIS, of which EDWARD TEMPLE CURTIS, Esq., is Returning Officer.
Jun 4 1906: The following changes in the Customs Department are notified in the "Gazette" - Edward Temple Curtis Sub-collector of Customs, Gladstone, to be Sub-colleator of Customs, Thursday Island, with a salary of £300 per annum and free quarters, from June 10 1906

Colonist,  20 April 1911 Mr. E. T. Curtis has returned to New. Zealand after an absence of 28 years. He was formerly in the Customs service in Nelson and Wanganui, and is now a Customs inspector in Brisbane. Mr Curtis intends to spend three months in New Zealand, travelling in both islands, for the benefit of his health.
The Queenslander Sat Sep a 1917 CURTIS.—Edward Temple Curtis yourgest son of the late George Curtis, Esq., Omata, N..), at his late residence, Roxmere,  Butler-street, Clayfield, on Augus 21, 1917 in his 57th year.
CURTIS.—Edward Temple Curtis yourgest son of the late George Curtis, Esq., Omata, N.Z.), at his late residence, Roxmere," Butler-street, Clayfield, on August 21, in his 57th year.
Their Children:

1 Edward George King Curtis (b: 22 Aug 1885 in Brisbane, Queensland d: 26 Sep 1885 in Brisbane, Queensland)

2 Mabel Ethel Persse Curtis (b: 22 Feb 1889 in Maryborough d: 05 Mar 1889 in Maryborough, Queensland)

3 Maraith Newsham Taylor Curtis (b: 22 Feb 1889 in Maryborough d: 05 Mar 1889 in Maryborough)

4 Nora Temple Curtis (b: 26 Jul 1891 in Custom House, Gladstone, Queensland d: 1973 in Fairlight, NSW) Mar: 1913 to Ernest Trafford  

The Queenslander: 12 Apr 1913: Trafford—Temple-Curtis: A pretty wedding, and one of interest to a large circle of friends, was celebrated on Wednesday, March 26, at St. Andrew's Church, South Brisbane. The bridegroom (Mr. Ernest Traftord) is ths second son of the late Mr. George Trafford and Mrs. Trafford, Woodland, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England. He is also the popular superviser of the Boys' Department of the T.M.C.A. The bride, Mira Nora Temple-Curtis, is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Temple Curtis, Dandenong, Dornoch-terrace. Canon Hay officiated at the ceremony. The dainty bride, who entered the church on her father's arm, wore a beautiful gown of ivory satin. The skirt was arranged with ninon, the tunic caught at the dido with a crystal and pearl tassel. The bodice was veiled in ninon, and showed a ninon yoke bordered in crystal and pearls. Her exquisite bridal veil of Limerick lace was an heirloom in her mother's family, worn on previous occasions by brides of the family in the old country. This was arranged capote fashion, over a coronet of orange blossoms. She also carried a handsome bouquet of white flowers, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Eileen Newsham Curtis (sister of the bride) attended as bridesmaid, and Mr. W. Lloyd Hassell as best man. Only relatives were present at the ceremony. The bridal party was entertained subsequently by Mr. and Mrs. Temple Curtis, at a wedding breakfast. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Trafford left for Southport, where the honeymoon was spent. Their Children:

i Laurence George Edward De-Burgh Trafford (b: 07 Jan 1914 d: 1970 in Sydney) Mar: 1942 Joyce Wilkes (b: 1921 in Bondi, Sydney d: 22 May 1986 in Ryde NSW ) Their children - Sandra, Carla,  Margo and Laura

ii Bernard Woolcombe Trafford (b: 30 Dec 1914 in Brisbane d: 1916)

5 De Burgh Laurence Curtis (b: 01 Jan 1894 in Gladstone, Queensland d: Mar 1949 in CBS Residence, Taree, New South Wales) Mar: to Evelyn Annette Waters (b: 28 Apr 1900 in Brisbane d: 1979 in Maroochydore, Queensland) Their family:

Desmond De Burgh Curtis (b: Jan 1920 in Maryborough, Queensland d: 07 Sep 1943 in Germany Pathfinders RAAF WW2 Burial: Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany)

ii Patricia Curtis (b: 02 Sep 1926 in Sarina Queensland d: 11 Oct 1996) mar: Allan Raine Their children: David, Ann,  Rosalind and Peter

6 Eileen Newsham Curtis (b: 21 Jun 1895 in Gladstone, Queensland d: Jul 1977 in Grenfell, NSW) Mar: 08 Apr 1927 in St Stephens, Mowbrey Rd, Chatswood, NSW to Alexander Milne (b: 07 Jun 1894 in 24 Thomson St, Dundee, Scotland  d: Nov 1976 in Grenfell, NSW) Family: 

i Granville Curtis Milne (b: 1929) Mar: 1956 to Frances Burtinshaw. Children - Susan and Andrew

ii Mary Elizabeth Curtis (Margot) Milne (b: 1930) Mar: 1956 to Douglas Fulle Harcurt Freeman. Family are Alexander, Douglas and Sarah

7 Daughter Curtis b: 20 Jul 1899 in Custom House, Gladstone, Queensland