This advertisement appeared in The Bunyip – The Local paper for Gawler on 24 February 1866. As Thomas Henniker Senior died in 1867 I am not sure if the Thomas Heneker to apply to is Snr or Jnr who was also living in the Gawler area at the time. Note that in this advertisement, the Heneker name is spelt how is appeared to be spelled once they became more settled in South Australia, whereas when in the United Kingdom and on the Ship Manifest of the Hooghly on emigration it is also spelt Henniker. However, this cannot verify whether it is the elder Thomas or his son. Is Thomas selling the family cottage? or is the younger Thomas selling a cottage, or is he selling his father’s cottage as his father is very ill by this time? All supposition of course, probably will never be known. It maybe that a search could be made at the Gawler Library (who hold a large historical collection of the area, or perhaps the Gawler Council, to see if a half acre lot of land No. 57 in Willaston can be found, and if the owner may be discovered that way??
TO BE SOLD, in the Township of
Willaston, a HALF-ACRE ALLOT*
MENT of land, No. 57, with a two-roomed
COTTAGE, and Out House, also a WELL of
SPLENDID WATER thereon. Apply for particulars to Mr. Thomas Heneker, on the
Price Fifty Pounds. £50.
24 Feb 1866 from The Bunyip (local paper of Gawler area)