Charles George Bateman was born in about 1872 in Manchester, England, to Thomas and Jane Bateman. He arrived in Australia with his family on the Iberia in May 1884. He worked as a clerk in partnership with his father Thomas in their company T Bateman & Son, mining and machine agents. Charles was initiated into the Lodge of Hope in Aug 1892 at the age of 20. He had left Launceston by 1904. See The Examiner 15 Oct 2005, p. 30. Other members of his family appear in the Album.