- "My HILL family was at Greta in the 1890's and the early 1900's. George Snell HILL was a miner and his wife Mary HILL was a school teacher. She was a teacher at Greta and then she was promoted to Infants Mistress at New Lambton and, finally, at Lambton. A couple of days ago I saw her pay records for 1908 at the State Archives - she was then Infants Mistress at Lambton,
earning an annual salary of One Hundred and Eighty Pounds, paid monthly, (Fifteen Pounds a month).
Her daughter, Ida Maude HILL, was a provisional teacher at New Lambton for the first three weeks of January 1908. Her pay records then show that she went to Teacher Training. I know she trained at Sydney Teachers College and that was where she met her future husband - Robert STOVE who, later, was a teacher and, eventually, headmaster in the Newcastle area."
Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 6th March 1947;STOVE.- The Relatives and Friends of Mr. R. J. Stove, Miss Ida S. Stove, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Arthur and Megan, Mr. and Mrs.R. G. Stove, Miss Nancy M. Stove, and Mr. David C. Stove are advised that the Remains of their beloved Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, and Grandmother, IDA MAUDE STOVE, of 47 Stanley Street, Hamilton South, were privately cremated at Beresfield on Wednesday, March 5, 1947.