|(Ref: Kandos High Year 9 history project 1976; posted by Wal Pilz in 2011)|
Back Row (L-R): A. KING (Jnr); J.F. KING; A.W. McDONALD; F.S. FULLER; C. RICHARDS.
Middle Row (L-R): W. McQUIGGAN; J.R. FLETCHER; S.G. BENSON; G. STAFF, J. HEXTELL; W. SINCLAIR, C. BENNETT; A. BAKER; C. RICHARDS; W. BLACK; W. MATTHEWS; A. DUNN.
Front Row (L-R): G. MASON; James WILLIS; A. SAXELBY; L. McLACHLAN; J.W. TAYLOR; J.F. BROGAN; T. SHERIDAN; M. SHERIDAN, A. LLOYD.
The names of those in the photograph were found by Michael OLDFIELD in an article published in The Farmer and Settler, which can be found online at Trove.
(Source: SOME MEMBERS OF THE RYLSTONE BRANCH F.S.A. (1908, December 11). The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1955), p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115953269).
The accompanying article can also be found on Trove (1908 'HISTORY OF THE RYLSTONE BRANCH.', The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1955), 11 December, p. 2. , viewed 28 Nov 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115953381)
Michelle OLDFIELD (nee FULLER) has pointed out a related article referring to this photo in 1923, fifteen years after the original article and photo was published. The article reads:
"RYLSTONE FARMERS AND SETTLERS.
We have before us a group photo graph of the Rylstone Farmers and Settlers' Association as the branch was constituted when Mr Allan Saxelby was the enthusiastic "whip" of the Rylstone party and Mr. J. R. Fletcher the "head serang." Going over the faces in the picture one realises how busy the hand of death has been. Were the roll called to-day, the absentees would be the late Mr. John Lloyd (countryman of Mr. Lloyd George), William Black, "Brookside," Bylong road; Michael Sheridan, Glen Lea, Narrango; Fred Fuller, Bylong road; George Staff; Samuel G. Benson, the first shire president, and a live man in Rylstone; and one of the district Pioneers, George Mason, of Tea Tree Flat. On the whole the group comprises gentlemen representative, of Rylstone's pioneer settlers and well-to-do freeholders."
The article can be found on Trove. (1923 'RYLSTONE FARMERS AND SETTLERS.', Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), 11 January, p. 26. , viewed 28 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155733000)