Travis and Tara, your extended family salutes you! May the Lord pour out his blessings on you both. Tara, welcome to a strong and proud family, The Nocks.
Hello Nocks: Yesterday, myself, my cousin Tia Mason Howard, and her children spent the afternoon with one of the senior members of our family. His name is Weldon Nock, and he is ninety one years old. We spent a number of hours just talking about his life experiences, from his service in World War II, experiencing segregation and bigotry of that era, and some of the history of our family. It was a wonderful experience. If you have older relatives, take advantage of their knowledge and wisdom. Our children in particular, need that relationship with their elders. They will not be with us forever.
Horace Keyworth Nock
Born 26 October 1879 in Salisbury, South Australia
Died 2 August 1958 in Sydney
Farmer and company director
Married Marcia Nessie Clarke; two sons and a daughter
President of Farmers and Settlers’ Association of NSW 1928-1932
Temporary Chairman of Committees 1934-37
Country Party Whip 1937
Minister without portfolio in charge of External Territories 1940
Minister without portfolio assisting the Prime Minister 1940
Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for the Interior 1940
Unsuccessful Senate candidate 1919
Described in the Australian Dictionary of Biography: “Grey-haired and keen-eyed, with wild eye-brows and bristling moustache above an old-fashioned stovepipe collar, Nock was widely known to farmers (the ‘Cockies’ Patron Saint’) and sought out on agricultural issues. A vigorous and persistent advocate for rural interests, always well-armed with figures, Nock was an effective watchdog over various tariffs.”