STREET TALK: Angel Street, Lake Albert with Mark


– Good afternoon all. It’s Mark Steel from PRD Nationwide Real Estate, bringing this to you this afternoon from Angel Street in Lake Albert, our weekly episode of Street Talk.

Henry Angel was born in Salisbury, England in 1791. Lacking formal education and a marksman all his life, Angel became a skilled farm worker. At 26, with a life sentence from an English Court, he was transported in the Neptune, and arrived in Sydney, fifth of May, 1818. In 1824, Henry was one of six assigned to accompany Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their journey of exploration on which they discovered the Murray River. Both leaders attested to Angel’s ability with working horses and cattle.

On his return, he was rewarded with a pair of bullocks and a ticket leave for the Illawarra District. Despite early difficulties, Angel remained on Uardry Station until the early 1860’s when he sold and moved to Springvale, in the more settled district near Lake Albert, south of Wagga, where he lived with and worked with his family until his death on the seventh of December 1881, at the age of 91.

With his remarkable energy and endurance, he was described by James Gormly, as one of the most reliable, honest and industrial men, persevering and full of resource.

Mary Angel bore eight sons and eight daughters to Henry. She died in 1890, leaving 13 children, 90 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. Angel and his wife were buried in the Church of England section of the Wagga Wagga Cemetery.

Angel Street is predominantly residential, with eastern end adjoining the ever popular Rawlings Park playing and sporting areas. A great street and surrounding area for young families, with a suburb median house price just in excess of $400,000.

Well, thanks guys very much, and that concludes this week’s Street Talk and that, from Angel Street, Lake Albert, and please if there’s anybody out there that requires any information regarding their real estate needs, either in Lake Albert or Wagga Wagga in general, please feel free to contact either myself, or one of the sales staff from PRD Nationwide Wagga.


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