Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith

M, #511, b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Louis Lawrence (L.L.) SMITH
(1830-1910)

Upper Beaconsfield Relevance

LL Road (off O'Neil Road), Officer named after him.
Father*Edward Tyrell Smith b. 1803, d. 20 Nov 1877
Mother*Magdalena Netta Gengoult b. 1797, d. 19 Mar 1877
Birth*15 May 1830 London, England. 
Christening19 Jan 1831 Saint Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England, as Louis Laurent SMITH.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel11 Dec 1852 To Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Oriental. He was the surgeon on the ship.2
 
Marriage*28 Feb 1867Spouse: Sarah Ann Taylor. Home of Robert Kirkwood EWING, Launceston, TAS, Australia, TAS#M331.3
Land-UBeac*c 1877Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith selected land from the Crown. PAK-85. 19a 2r 13p - Land File 851/49 - Crown Grant to L. L. SMITH on 21 Feb 1879. Land sale 5019 on 21 Feb 1879. Upset £1/ac. Valued £99 15s.4,5 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1878 PAK-84. Transfer from Sarah Ann Smith to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 2r 0p - Selected by S. A. SMITH (no date). Land sale 4869 on 9 July 1878. Upset price £1/ac, Valued at £53. Crown grant to L L SMITH on 9 July 1878.6,7 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Jan 1879 PAK-106. Transfer from Sophia Hendriks to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 3r 17p.8 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Feb 1879 PAK-137. Transfer from John T Lambert to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 2r 5p - Land File 513/49 (1880 map) Land file not found, selected by J T LAMBERT. Crown grant to L.L. SMITH on 24 Jan 1879. Govt SALE 4996 24/1/1879 upset £1/ac value £72 6s.9 
Land-UBeac*13 Sep 1882 PAK-105. Transfer from Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 3r 39p.10 
Widower18 Nov 1882He became a widower upon the death of his wife Sarah Ann Taylor.11 
Marriage*15 May 1883Spouse: Marion Jane Higgins. St Peter's Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1980.12
 
Marriage-Notice*22 May 1883SMITH--HIGGINS. -On the 15th inst., at St. Peter's Church, East Melbourne, by the Rev. Mr. Dubois, the Hon. Louis Lawrence Smith to Marion Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Higgins, Melbourne, formerly of Chester, England.13 
(Heir) Probate (Will)3 Mar 1887 Pays his friend LL Smith the sum of 250 pounds.14 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1887 PAK-107.108. Transfer from John Vale to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 39a 3r 7p.15 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from John Milne to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 207a 0r 14p (balance of land.)16 
Land-UBeac3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from Ann Milne to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 49a 2r 21p.17 
Land-UBeac*3 Nov 1888 PAK-57A.58B.58A (part). Transfer from Ann Miller to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb. 40a 0r 0p.18 
Land-UBeac30 Jul 1889 PAK-57A (part) + PAK-58B (part). Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb to Ann Milne John Milne. 5a 2r 36p.19 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeacSep 1889 PAK-1A (part) (application 26433). Transfer from Charles Souter to Alfred David Hart, William Brisbane, Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 63a 0r 11p - Application 26433 Title issued 11 Mar 1891 - Land was bought for £1,575 in Sep 1889 -.20 
Land-UBeac*16 Oct 1889 PAK-1A l/p 2593. Transfer from Charles Souter to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 12a 1r 24 1/2p - Transfer No 264529 - C/T 2203-476.21 
Land-UBeac*10 Mar 1890 PAK-1A l/p 2804 Lots 7.8.26-31.34-36. Transfer from William Brisbane to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 1a 2r 34.5p - Transfer 274976.22 
Land-UBeac*16 Apr 1890 PAK-59C. Transfer from John Robert Wilson to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 86a 2r 18p.23 
Land-UBeac7 Feb 1891 PAK-1A l/p2788 (297173). Transfer from William Brisbane to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 5a 0r 13p - C/T 2334-714.24 
Land-UBeac*10 Mar 1891 PAK-74. Transfer from William Piggott to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 31a 1r 7p.25 
(Executor) Probate (Will)29 Jun 1892Was an executor in the will of Morris Simmons.26 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-84: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.27 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-106: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.28 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-85: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. No discharge recorded. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.29 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-59C: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. No discharge recorded. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.30 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-105: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.31 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-107.108: Mortgagee: Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Not discharged..32 
Land-Note17 Sep 1892 PAK-137: Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage not discharged. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.33 
Land-UBeaca 17 Sep 1892 PAK-59C. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 86a 2r 18p.34 
Land-UBeaca 17 Sep 1892 PAK-106. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 19a 3r 18p.28 
Land-UBeaca 17 Sep 1892 PAK-137. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 19a 2r 5p.33 
Land-UBeaca 17 Sep 1892 PAK-105. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 19a 3r 39p.31 
Land-UBeaca 17 Sep 1892 PAK-84. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 19a 2r 0p.27 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1892 PAK-74. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 31a 1r 7p.35 
Land-UBeac*b 1893 PAK-59C. Transfer from an unknown person to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 86a 2r 18p.36 
Land-Note*1 Nov 1893 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part): Mortgagee: Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. Louis Lawrence Smith and John Holburn [sic] Webb took out a mortgage with the The Commercial Bank of Australila Ltd in Liquidation. They must have defaulted as The Commercial Bank sold the land.. Mortgagor was Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.37 
Land-Note*12 Jul 1894 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783: Transfer as to part of two undivided third parts and creation of easement. There were three such transactions. 1st from Hart and Smith to General Finance Agency; 2nd from Hart and Smith to Hart; 3rd from Hart and Smith to Smith -> land subdivided into 27 lots (l/p 3783) - each owner then had a third of the lots.38 
Land-UBeac12 Jul 1894 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Alfred David Hart. 17a 2r 23p (Lots 1-5 and lots 24 to 27.)39 
Land-UBeac12 Jul 1894 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Alfred David Hart to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 18a 2r 2 9/10p (Lots 6 to 14.)40 
Land-UBeac12 Jul 1894 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 18a 2r 2 9/10p (Lots 6 to 14.)41 
Land-UBeacb 1897 PAK-59C. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 86a 2r 18p.42 
Land-UBeac*b 14 Dec 1906 PAK-57A.57B1.57B2.57B3.58A.58B (part). Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith John Holden Webb to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd.43 
Land-UBeac1 Dec 1908 PAK-1A l/p 2804 Lots 7.8.26-31.34-36. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 1a 2r 34.5p.44 
Death*8 Jul 1910 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D9786 age 80 [par Edward Tyrell SMITH & Madeleine Nanette GENGOULT].45 
Death-Notice*9 Jul 1910SMITH-On the 8th July at 41 Collins street, Melbourne, Hon. Louis Lawrence Smith, aged 80 years.
SMITH-The Friends of the late Hon. LOUIS L. SMITH are informed that his funeral will leave 41 Collins-street, city, To-morrow (Sunday, the 10th inst.) at 3 pm, for the Melbourne General Cemetery.
SMITH -Gentlemen attending the funeral of the late Hon. L. L. SMITH are requested to enter Collins street via Spring-street where attendants will show them their allotted positions.46 
Death-Notice28 Jul 1910SMITH-On the 8th July at 41 Collins street, Hon. Louis Laurent Smith, beloved husband of Marion Smith, son of the late Edward Tyrrel Smith, London, and grandson of Admiral Edward Tyrrel Smith (Home papers please copy.)47 
Land-UBeacb 19 Nov 1917 PAK-107.108. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd. 39a 3r 7p.48 
(Mentioned) Village BellDec 1982The article reads: On 11 February, 1959 the press recorded the destruction by fire of "Bimbimbi", described as "a mansion", and the home of Mr. Pat Clancy. The building stood to the east of the present road to Emerald, near the junction with Lewis Road, in a 404 acre estate. Bimbimbi Road was recently constructed in that area. The house was one of Victoria's first "pre-fabs", brought out from England in a sailing ship by Dr. Louis L. Smith, and called by him "Louisville". The blaze began in a kerosine refrigerator, and the flames had a firm hold on the old building before the brigade arrived. Dr. L. L. Smith, besides being a medical man, was a local landowner and a State politician, and deserves a small biography of his own possibly in the near future.49 
AnecdoteSmith, Louis Lawrence
Born 15 May 1830 (London?)
Died 8 July 1910. (Melbourne)
Parents: Edward Tyrell, theatre proprietor and interpreter, and Madeline Hanette, nee Gengoult
Marriage: (1) Ellen - ; 2s. 4d; (2) 1883 E. Melbourne, Marion Jane Higgins; 2s. 3d.
Occupation: Medical practitioner and businessman
Religion: Church of England
Education: St Saviour's Grammar School and Ecole de Medicine, Paris
Career: Entered Westminster Hospital London, and qualified LSA 1851; to Vic. 1852 as surgeon of the Oriental; brief experience on the goldfields; established popular and unconventional practice in Melbourne; fostered wine industry; established model farm. Vice-president Chamber of Manufactures; manifold public activities.
House      Electorate      Start *            End *      
MLA South Bourke October 1859 to December 1865     
MLA Richmond April 1871 to March 1874     
MLA Richmond May 1877 to February 1880     
MLA Richmond July 1880     to February 1883     
MLA Mornington March 1886 to September 1894     
Other seats contested: S. Bourke 1865, 1868, 1871, E. Melbourne 1868, 1901, Richmond Apr, Dec 1874, Feb 1880, 1883, Mornington 1894, 1895, NE Province (Legislative Council) 1883
Appointments: Minister without office 9 July 1881-8 Mar 1883. Royal commission coal industry of Victoria 1889. Chairman Select Committee on Phyllozera Vastatrix 1880. References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated.)50 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 184138 Webber Row, Southwark, London, England(Head of Household) Magdalena Netta Smith;
Age 1151
30 Mar 1851M GENGOULT, 20 Bloomfield Terrace, St George Hannover Square, London, EnglandAge 20 - Lodger - Medical Student. Staying with M Gengoult (born Orleans France), age 32, Governess52
190941 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: doctor. With Marion Jane Smith. With Louise Berta Mosson Smith Louis Lionel Smith.53

Grave

  • Church of England Section M 600, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard SMITH
    died 7 Jan 1902 age 9 yrs
    Louis Lionel SMITH
    Killed in action in France
    2 Apr 1917 age 30 yrs
    Louise B.M. HANSON - DYER
    Officier De La Legion D'Honneur
    Founder of the Lyrebird Press Paris - Monaco
    19 Jul 1884 - 9 Nov 1962
    Beloved wife of J.B. HANSON
    Louis Lawrence SMITH
    died
    8 Jul 1910 age 80 yrs
    Marion Jane SMITH
    died 27 Jun 1921 age 68 yrs.54

Family 1

Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Children 1.Magdalena Gengoult Smith b. 27 Mar 1856, d. 7 Sep 1856
 2.Louis Lawrence Smith b. 11 Jan 1858, d. 8 Nov 1861
 3.Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith b. 1861
 4.Louis Lawrence Smith+ b. Jul 1863, d. 23 May 1910
 5.Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanette Smith b. 25 Mar 1865, d. 14 Jan 1866
 6.Harold Tyrell Smith b. 17 Jun 1866, d. 2 Dec 1866
 7.Julia Maud Smith b. 14 Nov 1867, d. Feb 1868
 8.Victoria Josephine Smith b. 27 Mar 1869, d. 1955
 9.Minnie Lavinia Smith+ b. 25 Mar 1870, d. 5 Aug 1952
 10.Mary Louisa Kelshaw Smith b. Sep 1874, d. 1933
 11.Nanetta Rose Smith b. 26 Feb 1877, d. 20 Oct 1965

Family 2

Marion Jane Higgins b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921
Children 1.Louise Berta Mosson Smith b. 19 Jul 1884, d. 9 Nov 1962
 2.Louis Lionel Smith+ b. 17 Apr 1887, d. 2 Apr 1917
 3.Sir Harold Gengoult Smith+ b. 25 Jul 1890, d. 14 Apr 1983
 4.Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard Smith b. 15 Oct 1891, d. 7 Jan 1902

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Oct 1867, DEATH OF DR EADES.
    It is with unfeigned regret we have to announce the sudden demise of Dr. Eddes, late health officer to the city corporation, a gentleman highly esteemed by the members of the medical profession in this city, and universally respected by all who knew him. The deceased gentleman lectured at the Melbourne University (where he occupied with honor the position of lecturer in Materia Medica), on the 9th inst. On the 11th inst. he visited some parts of Gipp's Ward in his official capacity as health officer, in company with Crs. Walker and Saunders. Although but recently recovered from a severe illness, on those occasions he seemed to enjoy excellent health, and continued so up to the 12th inst., when he complained of spasms. He was attended by Dr. Robertson and other gentlemen of the profession, but expired at his residence, Prahran, about seven o'clock the same evening. He sustained a hurt in the foot through getting a fall in coming out of a cab on the 6th inst. Dr. Eades was for a number of years a member of the City Council, and once occupied the position of mayor. He occupied a very high professional position in his native city, Dublin, and in Adelaide, the first Australian city in which he practised. As a lecturer at the University, his place will not easily be supplied. In accordance with a request expressed by himself before death, a post mortem examination of the body of Dr. Eades was made by Dr. Thomas and Mr Featherston, when it was ascertained that the immediate cause of death was hemorrhage from the liver into the abdomen. The liver was found to be very much diseased.
    The remains of Dr. Eddes were interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral cortege, which consisted of over one hundred carriages, moved from the late residence of the deceased, High-street, Prahran at about two o'clock. The hearse was preceded by Drs. Robertson and Thomas, his medical attendants, and the students at the University. The pall-bearers were the Mayor of Melbourne (Mr Williams, M.L.A.), Mr J. T. Smith, M.L.A., Dr. Brownless, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Halford, Dr. Bleasdale, and Dr. Gilbee, Capt. Steel, Dr. L. L. Smith, Mr Fitzgibbon, Town Clerk, and Mr Masters. All the officers of the Corporation, as well as many of the members of the volunteer corps with which Dr. Eades was connected, were present. The funeral service was performod by the Rev. S. L. Chase.55
  • 12 Sep 1873, Mineral Leases. Gippsland District-Stringer's Creek Division.
    * No 368, dated 28 Aug 1873; 15 years; L L Smith; 500a 2r 30p; £25 0s. 10d.
    * No 369, dated 28 Aug 1873; 15 years; J Woods; 192a 2r 32p; £9 12s 10d.
    t No 370, dated 28 Aug 1873; 15 years; W. Bell, C Wiseheart, and D Melovich; 151a 1r 8p; £7 11s 6d.
    * leases 368 and 369 (mineral) await execution in Office of Mines.
    t 370 (mineral) was forwarded for execution to Heidelberg.
    Angus McKay Minister of Mines. 30 Aug 187356
  • 7 Jan 1874, For the last four years a great deal of prospecting has been going on about the head of the Latrobe River for a lead of tin ore which was known to exist there. The prospecting, says the Age, may be credited to Messrs Wiseheart, Bell, and several of their friends who found the money for the work. They have recently been successful, as they are now able to show a smelted block of tin weighing 28lb, from about 60lb of ore. The assay of the ore by Mr Chapman, of the Colonial Bank, show 65½ per cent of pure metal, while the assay of some ore sent home to Mr J. Penrose, of Parkenver, Penruth, Cornwall, gives 66½ per cent., the latter gentleman stating that the metal is of first-class quality.
    When the lead was discovered last year serious difficulties were anticipated in bringing down the ore, as the greater part of the route from Berwick to the Latrobe is almost impenetrable scrub. The distance is about thirty-five miles, but there is a sort of dray track, for about fifteen miles and as the bed of the river was taken up for above ten miles in five leases, an application was made to the Government some months ago to cut a track to the head of the river. The Minister of Mines then promised that if a passable track was discovered the Government would provide a sum of money to open it up for traffic. The leaseholders are Wiseheart, at the head of the river ; Dr Iffla next ; Bell and Co., next, Mr L. L. Smith, M.L.A., next, and Mr Woods, M.L.A., next. Messrs Bell and Co., who have been the longest time prospecting, have managed to secure tbe best claim, and now intend to form a company under the name of the Victorian Tin Mining Company. They have had a man named William Saurblom on the ground for some months past prospecting for a track which, after much difficulty, he has at length discovered, so that the metal can be easily brought to a market if the Government fulfil their promise, and make the track available for drays. The block of tin referred to above is in the hands of Mr Chas. Bright, who has taken the management of the property on behalf of the proprietors.57
  • 10 Aug 1878, Berwick Shire Council, Saturday 10 August 1878. The following tenders were accepted ... forming L L Road, J Ramage, £38 15s;58
  • 4 Dec 1878, EXCURSION TO BEACONSFIELD. A large party of excursionists, numbering about 120 ladies and gentlemen, among whom were the Commissioner of Railways, and Dr. L. L. Smith and Mr. Bosisto, M's. L. A., took a trip, on Saturday last, to Beaconsfield, a place about four miles and a-half from Berwick on the Gippsland line. The Argus, which gives a very correct account of the outing, states that the excursionists were conveyed to Oakleigh in omnibuses provided by the Melbourne Omnibus Company and thence by a special train which left Oakleigh at half-past 10. At Berwick station about 30 vehicles were in readiness to convey the party to Beacons- field, where arrangements had been made for holding a picnic on a large scale. Beaconsfield is a settlement which has been formed within the last two years by se lectors of 20-acre blocks under the 49th section of the Land Act. Three hundred blocks have been taken up, chiefly by residents in Melbourne. Very few of them have as yet been built upon, but there are substantial evidences of settlement. The allotments are all fenced, and a very large amount of money bas been expended in clearing. The excursion was organised for the purpose of drawing the attention of the Commissioner to the requirements of the selectors in the matter of railway accommodation. Some months ago, a company was formed for the purpose of constructing a tramway to take the timber, stone, and firewood from the hills to the railway line. The shares in the proposed undertaking were readily taken up; but the operations of the company were stopped by a hitherto unforeseen difficulty. They could not take the line across a road without the sanction of an act of Parliament. The Government have promised to introduce a bill dealing with the tramway question generally, but till this is done the company can proceed no further, and in the meantime the selectors are desirous of having a station erected near the Kardinia Creek. The settlement is at no great distance from Berwick station, but the nature of the country is such as to render it very difficult of access. At present the selectors have to travel by a very circuitous route, and even then they cannot avoid a steep hill, over which it would be almost an impossibility to convey a heavy load of produce. The spot at which the selectors desire to have a station was pointed out by Mr. Brisbane to the Commissioner of Railways, who admitted that a good case had been made out, and promised that it should receive early attention.
    The party then proceeded to the residence of Mr. Brisbane, which is situate on the top of a hill about 1,200ft. above the level of the sea. Driving up the steep ranges was a work of some difficulty, and many of the travellers found themselves compelled to alight, and make the rest of the journey on foot. They were, however, amply rewarded for their toil. The weather was pleasantly cool, and the top of the hill on which Mr. Brisbane's handsome residence is perched commands a view of an extensive sweep of country, comprising the Baw Baw ranges, Mount Macedon, Western Port, Phillip Island, and Port Phillip Bay. Luncheon was laid in the dining room, at which Professor Halford presided: "The Queen" having been honoured in the customary manner, the health, of "The Commissioner of Railways", was proposed by Mr. Brind. Mr Woods, in responding, said if there was one thing he valued more than another it was the good opinion of his neighbours. Allusion had been made to the administra tion of his department, but when he reminded them that there were no less than 4,000 persons employed in his department, and £2,000 had to be found every day to pay them, they would be able to form some idea of the difficulties he had to contend with. He had departed somewhat from the beaten track, and in doing so had risked fame and reputation; but the day would made when the public would be fully satisfied with the results. With regard to the particular object which had brought them together that day, he remarked that railways were constructed for the conve nience of the public, and if they could not accommodate the public, they did not fulfil one of the primary purposes for which they were constructed. He saw no reason why these grand hills should not in the course of a very few months be made accessible onto the young and feeble, who wanted to escape from the impure air of Melbourne. When the station was open on the spot he had been shown that morning, he would put on a morning train if the traffic was sufficient to justify it—(cheers)—and when the connexion with Melbourne was finished, it would be quite possible for a resident of these hills to leave home at 8 o'clock in the morning, reach Melbourne in an hour and after his day's business return again to his residence in the hills by six o'clock. (Applause). He concluded by proposing the health of Mr. Brisbane, who responded. "The prosperity of Beaconsfield" was pro posed by Mr. L. L. Smith, and responded to by Mr. Bosisto. "The Chairman" was then proposed by Mr. McKean, and res- ponded by Professor Halford.
    The party then broke up, and dipersed themselves among the many beautiful hills and gullies in the neighbourhood till half-past five o'clock, when a start was made for Berwick station, which was reached without accident, and the excursionists got to town a little before 10 o'clock.59
  • 27 Sep 1881, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4. IMPORTANT SALE of RACEHORSES At CAULFIELD.
    At the Hon. Dr. L. L. Smith's Stables, Caulfield, Kindly Granted for the Purpose.

    THE undersignes has received instructions from the owner to SELL by AUCTION, on the above date,
    The following valuable horses : —
    LIBERATOR, b c, 3 yrs, by Irish King out of Mobile (Imp.), &c.
    CREME DE BOUZIE, ch c, 2 yrs, by Irish King out of Cantata (Imp.), &c.
    DOUGLESTON, b h, 4 yrs, by The Marquis out of Lady Manners Sutton, &c.
    HAIDEE OF THE HILLS, b m, 4 yrs, by Talk o'the Hills out of Pirate's Daughter, &c.
    CHES. COLT, 2 yrs, by Irish King out of Bonne Bouche, &c.
    WESTBURY, br h, 5 yrs, by Tim Whiffler out of Jessica, &c.
    SEA KING, ch h, 6 yrs, by Stockham out of Wave &c.

    The above horses are all in training, and are in splendid form. They are for positive sale, and will be disposed of with their engagements, which will be given in catalogue ; suffice it to say that the young horses are engaged in all the principal events ot the day, Creme de Bouzie and Liberator being as fit as fiddles to race at Caulfield on the 13th and 15th October.

    These horses are to be sold for no fault whatever. It is well known that the two-year-olds are the most promising at present in training; the others are so well known as first-class animals that further comment is unnecessary. They are for positive sale.

    Full particulars as to pedigree, performances, and engagements, in catalogue.
    WILLIAM O. YUILLE, 47 Bourke-street west

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4. TRAINING STABLES, COTTAGES, PADDOCK, &c.,
    At CAULFIELD.
    THE undesigned has been instructed by the Hon. Dr. L. L. Smith, whose public and private engagements, being so numerous, compel him reluctantly to give up racing, to SUBMIT to PUBLIC COMPETITION, after the racehorses advertised to be sold at the stables have been disposed of, the following property:
    About 2 acres, portion 70, parish of Prahran, Gardiner, county of Bourke, with a frontage of 100ft to the Tooronga-road, by a depth of 740ft, on which is erected a brick cottage, stables of 12 loose boxes with asphalte and brick floors, hay and corn house, small paddock, &c.
    To a racing man this property is invaluable, being in the immediate vicinity of the Caulfield Racecourse, now acknowledged the best training ground in the colony.
    Title perfect. Terms at sale.
    WILLIAM C. YUILLE, 47 Bourke-street.60
  • 29 Feb 1884, THE VICTORIAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir,-To add to the interest of the approaching Exhibition of Colonial Products, &c., permit me to ask all the old colonists to send for exhibition any views, portraits, or old identities of the colonies prior to 1852 ; also copies of old newspapers and books published in or relating to the same. The opening day is the 17th of March, and if entries are forwarded to the secretary within two or three days, they will be in time to be published in the catalogue, and will form a collection which will assist the future historian of the antipodes. A court will he especially reserved for them -I am, &c ,
    LOUIS L SMITH. Feb 2861
  • 14 Jan 1885, FORSTER. — On the 29th ult., at the residence of her son-in-law, the Very Rev. William Cowper, M.A., Bowral, New South Wales, Elizabeth Ann, aged 91, relict of the late George Brooks Forster, commander R.N., daughter of the late Admiral Edward Tyrrell Smith, R.N., and aunt to the Hon. L. L. Smith.62
  • 12 Nov 1885, CONSULT Dr L L SMITH - Mornings 10 to 1, evenings 7 to 8.30. Fee, £1 1s. Consultation Fee by Letter, £1. Medicines forwarded all over the globe.63
  • 23 Mar 1887, THE CONSUMPTIVE HOSPITAL SITE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS. Sir,-Noticing that there is a controversy as to a site for the contemplated consumptive hospital, I would without the slightest hesitation point out Beaconsfield, situated high up in the clouds, with its magnificient surroundings, views and atmosphere, it actually fulfills all the latest conditions of modern science in regard to phthisical patients. Moreover it is readily reached by train to the station in one and a half hours, and the drive suitable for the site ot an hospital of the character named, would occupy half-an-hour. Further, a railway is promised by the Government and by both Houses in the next railway bill -Yours, &c. LOUIS L. SMITH. Collins street east, Melbourne, March 2264
  • 13 Sep 1887, MR. GRAHAM MITCHELL AND THE VACCINATION ACT. DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT.
    An appeal was heard in the Supreme Court yesterday, before Mr. Justice Williams, Mr. Justice Holroyd, and Mr. Justice A'Beckett, in it case of Willett v. Allkins, involving the question as to the validity of certificates of vaccination given by medical practitioners who had not performed the operation of vaccination on the child in respect to whom the certificate was given. Mr Fredk. Allkins, the defendant, was summoned to the St. Kilda Police Court to answer an information alleging that on the 27th May last, he, being the parent of a child called Lilly Allkins, born in Victoria on or about the 10th September, 1886, and after notice in writing, as prescribed by the 17th section of the Compulsory Vaccination Act, had been given to him by the deputy-registrar of births and deaths in and for the district in which he was then resident, did unlawfully neglect to cause such child to be vaccinated according to the provisions of the act. The neglect complained of was that the defendant did not within six months after the birth of the child, take it, or cause it to be taken, to one of the public vaccinators duly appointed in and for the district in which the child was then resident, for the purpose of being vaccinated, the said child not having been previously vaccinated by some legally qualified medical practioner, or by some other public vaccinator in Victoria, contrary to the said act. The justices at St. Kilda dismissed the information, and the informant appealed. The case, as stated by the justices, was as follows:-
    It was proved upon the hearing that the defendant was the parent of the child called Lilly Allkins mentioned and referred to in the information; that on the 10th September,1886, the birth of the said child was registered by the deputy-registrar of births and deaths in and for the district of St. Kilda; that the deputy-registrar of births and deaths on the 10th September, 1886, caused a notice in writing, according to the form set forth in the first schedule to "The Compulsory Vaccination Act", to be sent by post to the defendant informing the defendant that it was his duty that such child should be vaccinated and taken for inspection in the manner directed by the said act, and that such notice contained the particulars prescribed by the 17th section of the said act, that previous to the said notice having been forwarded to the defendant the said child had not been vaccinated, and that the defendant did not, in accordance with the said notice, cause the said child to be vaccinated. It was admitted on behalf of the defendant that he had received the said notice. For the defence, Mr Graham Mitchell, who it was proved is not a public vaccinator within the meaning of section 6 of the said act, or a legally qualified medical practitioner, was called and proved that he had performed the operation of vaccination upon the said child and that he had given the defendant a certificate to the effect that the said child had been successfully vaccinated by him. The said certificate was produced and put in evidence. Following is a copy of it: -
    "Established by the Victorian Government, 1881
    "Animal Vaccination.
    "Lilly L. Allkins was successfully vaccinated with calf lymph.
    "GRAHAM MITCHELL, F.R.C.V.S ., M.P.S.A. , Introducer of Calf Lymph.
    "Date 30 | 11 |86
    "Place, Kirk's Bazaar, Melbourne"
    He also produced and put in evidence a certificate signed by Mr L.L. Smith, a legally qualified medical practitioner of Victoria, of which the following is a copy-
    "June 2, 1887, Collins-street east, Melbourne.
    "This is to certify that I have examined the arm of Lilly L. Allkins, daughter of Frederick R. Allkins, and that she has been successfully vaccinated; that Mrs. Allkins informs me she has had a child previously vaccinated with calf lymph, against which no complaint has been made, and that I am thoroughly convinced no introduction of either calf or humanised lymph could possibly 'take,' hence it is futile to order a re-vaccination.
    "LOUIS L. SMITH,
    Legally qualified medical practitioner of England and this colony."
    The justices held that the said last-mentioned certificate was a valid certificate within the meaning of section 14 of the said act, and was a sufficient answer to the said information, and dismissed the information. The question for the opinion of the Supreme Court was whether the determination by the justices was erroneous in point of law.
    Mr. Hodges appeared for the appellant, the informant; Mr. MacDermott for the respondent, the defendant.
    Mr. HODGES said that the facts shortly were that this child was not vaccinated according to the terms of this statute; she was vaccinated by Mr. Graham Mitchell, who was not a public vaccinator. Mr. L. L. Smith, who was a duly qualified medical practitioner gave a certificate that it was well done. Section 7 of the act provided that the parent of every child born in Victoria after the 1st January, 1875, shall, within six months after the birth of such child, take, or cause to be taken, the said child to the public vaccinator duly appointed in and for the district, or any part thereof, in which the said child is resident, for the purpose of being vaccinated, unless such shall have been previously vaccinated by some medical practitioner or by some other public vaccinator in Victoria, and the said public vaccinator so appointed shall, and he is hereby required thereupon as soon after as it may conveniently and properly be done, to vaccinate the said child." Under this statute only some public vaccinator must vaccinate the child, and the only defence to a charge of not having the child so vaccinated was, that it had previously been vaccinated by a duly qualified medical practitioner. Section 17 of the act provided that the deputy-registrar of every district should within 21 days from registration of the birth give notice to the parent in the form presented by the first schedule to have the child vaccinated within six months from that date. The notice also provided that if the vaccination was performed by a medical practitioner, who was not a public vaccinator, certain forms were to be filled in, and returned to the registrar. The vaccination in the section meant vaccination according to the provisions of the act.
    Mr. Justice WILLIAMS---It does not say so. It says "vaccinated within the said district".
    Mr. HODGES -He may be vaccinated in any district, but it must be according to the act. The schedule in section 17 showed that the vaccination must be according to the act.
    Mr. Justice HOLROYD-- The justices have decided that the certificate of Mr. L L. Smith is sufficient.
    Mr. HODGES said that it was contended for the informant that it was not sufficient as it did not show that there was a vaccination within the meaning of the act.
    Mr. Justice HOLROYD--There is nothing about that in the act. Any medical practitioner may give a certificate of the vaccination being done; it did not say by whom; it might be by anybody. Section 14 enacted that "notwithstanding anything contained in this act, any medical practitioner in Victoria may give it a certificate of the operation of vaccination having been successfully performed upon any child, or of the incapacity of any child to receive the vaccine disease, or of any child being in an unfit state for vaccination, and every such certificate shall be valid for the purposes of this act in the same manner as any certificate to be granted by a public vaccinator appointed under this act."
    Mr. L. L. Smith had testified to the first two of the facts mentioned in the section. He certified that the child had been vaccinated; he certified that another vaccination would not "take". It was therefore useless to torture the child with another vaccination.
    Mr. HODGES submitted that that did not relieve the parent from going to the only person who could do it, namely, the public vaccinator. It might be hard on the child that the attempt to revaccinate should be made, but that was the meaning of the act.
    Mr. Justice WILLIAMS---Are not there exemptions from the act namely, a certificate that the child is not fit to be vaccinated, or a certificate that the operation of vaccination had been successfully performed?
    Mr. HODGES stated that the act intended to prohibit any vaccination except by persons who knew what they were about, and the only certificates that were valid were those given by persons who were required by the act to give them-namely, those who performed the operation.
    Mr. Justice A'BECKETT---Is not this certificate equal to saying that the child is incapable of receiving vaccination? Supposing the certificate stated that the child had had small pox a fortnight before, and could not take the vaccine disease, would not that be sufficient ?
    Mr. HODGES- Yes..
    Mr. Justice A'BECKETT---Why is it not also sufficient to say that the child has been vaccinated, and is unable to receive the vaccine disease? It does not matter why it is unable to receive the disease. The certificate is that the child is unable to receive the disease.
    Mr. HODGES---That is not what the section means.
    Mr. A'BECKETT--- Why not? If the child had small pox a month before it would be useless to bring it to the public vaccinator to be vaccinated, and so if the child was properly vaccinated.
    Mr. HODGES said that the only persons recognised by the statute as being allowed to perform the operation were the public vaccinators or duly qualified medical practitioners. Section 11 made provision for cases where a child was not susceptible of successful vaccination. It provided that if any public vaccinator or any medical practitioner shall find that a child whom he shall have three times unsuccessfully vaccinated is unsusceptible of successful vaccination or that a child brought to him had already had the small pox, he shall deliver to the parent a certificate, in the form prescribed by the act, and the parent shall thenceforth not be required to cause such child to be vaccinated. But the certificate in this instant was not one of that kind.
    Mr. Justice HOLROYD--- A certificate of vaccination by a public vaccinator is admissible without further proof of successful vaccination. A certificate by a legally qualified practitioner, under Section 14, is to have the same effect as if it was granted by a public vaccinator. Will not that be evidence without further proof of the successful vaccination of the child.
    Mr. HODGES ---Not unless it is shown that the child is vaccinated according to the provisions of the act.
    Mr. Justice WILLIAMS---We think the decision of the justices is correct; the certificate is that the child is not capable to receive vaccine disease, and that is sufficient. The appeal will he dismissed with costs.
    Appeal dismissed with costs.65
  • 20 Jun 1888, A number of buildings are being erected here just now. Contractor Dight, of Fitzroy, has just finished a very handsome villa for the hon. L. L. Smith, and another contractor is busy erecting a large boarding house for Mr. George Craik, the well known carrier. This house is to contain thirty-two rooms, and will be a great addition to the district. There are also a number of private places going up and the carpenters seem to be reaping a good harvest.66
  • 28 Jul 1888, THE FEDERAL COFFEE PALACE.
    A banquet was given yesterday at the Federal Coffee Palace to celebrate the opening of the establishment. Mr. John Nimmo presided, and he was supported by the Mayor of Melbourne and Messrs. L. L. Smith, E. L. Zox, J. Mirams, and J. Laurens, M. L. A's. There were about 120 guests present including a number of ladies. After an excellent menu had been gone through, the usual loyal toasts were drunk. Mr. Nimmo responded to the toast of "The Ministry" and Mr L. L. Smith to that of "The Parliament."
    Mr. L. L. Smith spoke in eulogistic terms of the way in which the building had been completed and furnished. It was superior, in his opinion, to anything of the kind in Europe or America, not excepting the "Palace" at San Francisco. Mr. E. L. Zox responded for "The Palace and Kindred Institutions," and Mr. J. Mirams, speaking in the same connection, said that his predictions three years ago as to the increasing value of sites in the western portion of the city had been more than fulfilled by the result. The land upon which the palace stood had trebled in value during the last three years. The land was now worth £150,000, and with the building and furniture, which might be valued at £100,000, gave the shareholders ample security for their money. He was glad that they had secured the services of such a capable manager as Mr. George Cohen. The coffee palace has been furnished by Messrs. W. H. Rocke and Co., who have interpreted their carte blanche in a spirit of elegant taste and luxurious completeness. Five floors have already been furnished and will accommodate 350 guests. The building will be open to the public on Monday, and it is expected that it will be completed within six weeks.67
  • 11 Feb 1891, TENDERS WANTED For Painting the Honble, L. L. Smith's residence at Upper Beaconsfied. Specifications can be seen at Bain's Hotel, Berwick, Gissing's Hotel, Beaconsfield, Paternoster's, Store, Pakenham. Renfree's Store, Dandenong.
    Address Secretary Dr. Smith. 41 Collins-Street Melbourne. On or before 27th inst.68
  • 14 Dec 1892, DR. L. L. SMITH, M.L.A., Collins-street, Melbourne, reports stolen, during the night of the 6th inst., at Beaconsfield, near Berwick, a light draught bay horse, aged, white stripe
    down face, scum over left eye, four white feet, branded LLS near shoulder. Value £7.-O.10706. 13th December, 1892.69
  • 30 Jan 1895, "How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away" seemed to have been the mood of the elector at the former polling. But the brave little doctor was not going to have the question Bourked in this fashion. He must have a more decided No before he could finally accept his congé. This time it must be no three-cornered affair, but a straight forward duel. Well, the numbers are up, and the half-hearted supporters of the old member may yet discover that in the lowest depths there is a lower still. If Double L was at times a bit too 'ot, now they have got Downwards they may find it a little 'otter.70
  • 17 Jul 1895, Louis LAWRENCE SMITH, medical practitioner, Collins-street, Melbourne , reports stolen from his dwelling at Beaconsfield, between the 20th ult. and 12th inst ., 2 oleograph pictures; 2 marble figures ; 2 double white blankets; a large white quilt, raised flowers ; some vases ; lamp ; a brown damask table-cover ; 6 pairs of double white sheets; towels ; pillow-cases ; 12 yards red damask curtain; 12 yards black ground cretonne ; dinner set; tomahawk , &c. Value £15. The front window of the house was forced open .- 0.5920 . 16th July, 1895.71
  • 24 Jul 1895, DR. L. L. SMITH, Collins-street, Melbourne, reports stolen from his dwelling, at Lower Beaconsfield, between the 13th and 20th inst., a cane-bottomed settee ; 2 vienna chairs ; 2 Chinese figures, male and female, about 20 inches high ; a delf teapot ; an enamelled coffee-pot ; a galvanized iron wash-tub ; 12 plates and 2 vegetable dishes, with black flowers stamped on them ; and some odd cups and saucers. Value £3.-O.6134. 23rd July, 1895.72
  • 28 Aug 1895, MINES ACT 1890. Appendix A.—(Rule 4) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR MINING LEASE. I, the undersigned, hereby give notice that, within seven days from the date hereof, * I will leave with the Warden of the Mining Division of St Andrews Division of the Castlemaine Mining District of Heidelberg, an application for a Lease for Mining on Private Land, the particulars whereof are hereunder set forth:— Name in full of each Applicant, with the full address of each, and style under which it is intended that the business shall be carried on — John Thomas Cosgrave of Willurah, Lisson Grove, Hawthorn ; The Willurah Gold Mining Syndicate. Extent and situation of land applied for, and whether on or below the surface, or both, or a lode—About 30 acres; part of portion 80, 81, 83, 84, parish of Pakenham, County of Mornington; on or below surface; a quartz reef. Name od each Person who owns the land or any part thereof—W. Brisbane, portion 80 ; A. Lambert, portion 81 ; J. T. Cosgrave, portion 83 ; L. L. Smith, portion 84. Name of each person (if any) who is in occupation of the land—W. Brisbane, (Melbourne); A. Lambert, Collins St., Melbourne; J. T. Cosgrave, Hawthorn; L. L. Smith, Collins St., Melbourne. Minimum number of men to be employed—For the first 6 months, 2 men ; subsequently when in full work, 6 men. Precise locality of the land—Starting at a post on south boundary of portion 84 and running about N 15 E for about 50 chains to a post, thence E 15 S 6 chains to a post, thence S 15 W 50 chains, thence W 15 N 6 chains along south boundary of portion 84 to commencing post. Term required—Fourteen (14) years. Time of commencing operations—September 16th, 1895.
    Amount of money proposed to be invested and in what manner the land is to be worked—£500; sinking and prospecting for a gold bearing quartz lode. Whether the boundaries of the land applied for will include any river, creek, deposit of permanent water, spring, artificial reservoir, public roads, or subject to any public rights—None; except 6 chains of a public road on northern boundary of portion 83. General remarks—Nil.
    Date and place—August 16th, 1895; Melbourne. Dated this 16th day of August, 1895. JOHN THOMAS COSGRAVE, Applicant aforesaid.
    Note:-Warning to applicants.—If at any time after the execution of the Mining Lease granted on this aplication a less number of of men be employed, or if the ground be not worked to the best advantage, then and in either case the Mining Lease will be liable to be forfeited or declared void.73
  • 11 Dec 1895, DR. L. L. SMITH, Collins-street, Melbourne, reports stolen from his dwelling, at Beaconsfield, on the 4th inst., a picture of show
    horses, 30 inches by 20 inches ; a set of brass fire-irons ; a cushion ; and a large green and white swan-shaped jug.- O.10162. 7th December, 1895.74
  • 28 Oct 1903, The is now little doubt in the public mind that Dr. L L. Smith will get in. Two two young lady equestrians (Miss Louise Smith and Miss Sleight) have been for the last week canvassing the district from house to house. Thoroughly understanding their business, and having a good command of language, they would make good parlimentarians themselves. They even boldly entered the enemy's camp and made no small stir in the place. Having done Berwick and the surrnounding district, they started down south, through Beaconsfield, Pakenham, on to Warragul, and are expected to return to headquarters (Beaconsfield) about the middle of next week. ... One the same day [as Argus staff visiting Mr Somers at the Towers] two ponies belonging to Dr. L. L. Smith, whilst standing out side the post office, took fright and bolted in a homeward direction, the drivers and others running after them. Mr. Payne, of the Pine Grove Hotel, promptly stopped them on their reaching his residence, thus averting serious results.75
  • 27 Jan 1904, A grand concert and dramatic entertainment was held last Saturday evening at Upper Beaconsfield, and was a great succes, thanks to the visitors at "Louisville," and Mrs. and Miss Smith.
    The following programme was gone through and needs no comment:
    Part I.—Piano solo (selected) Miss Louise Smith : song, "Vorrei," Signor Fiocchi ; song, "You Ask Me Why I Live," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Gift of Tritannes," Miss Louise Smith; duet (from H. Trovatore) Mrs. L. L. Smith and Signor Fiocchi : recitation, "The Bush Christening;" Professor Moloney ; song, "Two Lyrics," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Modern Lover," Miss O. Kreitmeyer ; song, "Ideal," Signor Fiocchi ; tableau, presented by Misses Stanley and McNab.
    Part II.—China—Japanese Force, presented by Louisville Dramatic Company. Scene, Tokio. Palace of Emperor Bing Bow. Cast of characters : Bing Bow (Emperor), Signor Fiochi ; Wi-Hung, Ho-Fan (Generals of Emporer), Mr. Geo. Baron? and Professor Moloney ; Hi-Say (Son of Ruler of Japan), Miss O Kreitmeyer ; Navko (The Great Wizard), Mr. August Fisher ; Boo-Ho, Sin-Choo (Lieutenants), Mr. Harold Smith and Dr. L. L. Smith ; Ko Kotel (Favorite Wife of Emperor) Miss Nola Hart ; Ping Pong, Eyecausee, Zela, Lelu-Sha (Wives of Emperor), Miss Louise Smith, Mrs. L. L Smith, Miss Vera Sahelberg, and the Hon. May Stanhope ; Kaipai (Tableau), Countess Von Steigli ; Ladies in waiting, attendants, &c; stage manager, Mr. G. Barnes.76
  • 2 Feb 1906, BEACONSFIELD, Kananga, adjoining station.—Pleasant country Home, large ground bathing pool, fishing, reasonable terms.77
  • 20 Feb 1906, BEACONSFIELD.— Kananga.— Pleasant country Home, large grounds, fishing, golf, swimming bath; Saturday to Monday, 8/.78
  • 4 Dec 1907, BEACONSFIELD.—At station. "Kananga." 6 rooms, furnished, cow and poultry, if required; £2/2/weekly.79
  • 9 Jan 1908, BEACONSFIELD, at station.—"Kananga," cool mountain air, country comforts, good cooking, guinea to 25/.80
  • 6 Aug 1908, Businesses and partnerships
    BOARDING House. Poultry Farm, going concern, furniture,poultry, incubators, cow, everything; £100. Kananga, Beaconsfield station; no agents.81
  • 16 Dec 1909, FIRES IN THE COUNTRY. DR L.L. SMITH'S COUNTRY HOUSE BURNT
    BERWICK. Wednesday.-A fire occurred this afternoon, about half-past 3, at Lower Beaconsfield, when the residence of Dr. L.L. Smith was completely destroyed, as well as a quantity of furniture stored in the house. The man in charge was carting in hay, and everything was right when he was home for dinner, but shortly after he got back to work the house was seen to be in flames. Owing to the high wind and scarcity of water, nothing could be saved. As far as can be ascertained, the house only was insured.82
  • 17 Dec 1909, FIRES. BUNYIP. — The residence of Dr. L. L. Smith at Beaconsfield, known as "Kananga" was destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Smith, jun., was about the place at the time, but is unable to account for the fire. The whole of the buildings and contents were destroyed.83
  • 9 Jul 1910, DEATH OF DR. L. L. SMITH. A VETERAN PRACTITIONER.
    Dr Louis Lawrence Smith one of the best-known residents of Melbourne, died yesterday after an illness extending over a few days. He caught a severe chill on Sunday and at his advanced age—he had reached 80—his condition hecame so serious that no hope was entertained of his recovery. Dr Smith had been a resident of the State for over 50 years.
    Of recent years Dr L L Smith lived in comparative retirement, but there was a time when he was closely identified with public affairs in Victoria. He entered politics as a member of the second Victorian Parliament in 1859 and his recollections were of those days of great constitutional struggles in the Legislature of the young colony.
    Dr Smith was born in London in 1830, and was the son of Mr E T Smith, a noted amusement entrepreneur of his day. He was studying medicine in Paris as a youth when the storm of the revolution of 1848 burst, and he shared in the exciting experiences that were every man's daily lot in Paris in those troublous times. It was while practising in London some years later that he heard news of the gold discoveres in Australia, and accepting an appointment as surgeon on the ship Oriental, he came to Victoria. A disappointing experience as a digger turned his mind back to his profession again, and soon afterwards he was to be found practising in Bourke-street.
    The controversy over the fiscal question was commencing when Dr Smith entered the Legislative Assembly in 1859 as a mem ber for South Bourke. He remained s mem ber until the dramatic dissolution of 1865, was out from 1866 to 1871, and then was a memeber of the seventh, ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth Parliaments, his final appearance being in 1894. An early Victorian chronicle records of him that on one occasion he resented what he considered to be a personal insult from a Minister of the Crown, and boxed the Minis- ter's ears in the House. Dr Smith resigned his seat, but was promptly re-elected. After being defeated for South Bourke, he represented Richmond, and subsequently Mornington in the Legislative Assembly. Chief amongst his works in Parliament were several important postal reforms. He is credited with having initiated the penny postal card in Victoria, and also with having introduced the resolution in 1878 for the reduction of the postage on all inland letters to one penny. He was a member of the Assembly during the stormy sessions at the end of the 70's, when the reform battle was being waged. He was offered a portfolio in the Ministry led by Sir Bryan O'Loghlen in 1881, but took a seat without office, which he held for two years. The late Sir Thomas Bent was connected with the same Ministry, his portfolio being that of Railways. The friendship formed between these two in the early days lasted until the death of Sir Thomas.
    The possibilities of the wine making in dustry in Victoria early attracted the atten tion of Dr Smith and he was an exhibitor so far back as the International Exhibition in 1880-81. One of his souveniers of his connection with the industry was a present from the Murray growers which took the form of a dainty gold bottle, with a diamond taking the place of a cork. He was chairman of the Exhibition trustees.
    Dr Smith was at one time a prominent figure on the turf. His connection with which dated back to the early sixties, when he was racing the young Touchstones against the young Fishermans. Amongst the horses raced by him in the early days were Lady Manners Sutton, L.L., Melancholy Jacques, Lancashire Witch, Glenyuille, Aggravator, No Surrendor, Grace Egerton, Liberator, and Privateer. The best of them he considered to be Liberator, who could not, however, be trained properly. He won the Sapling Stakes with Melancholy Jacques at the meeting held by the V R C on November 30, 1867, in honour of the visit of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Later on he had Melodious, dam of Wallace. His last horse of any account that carried his colours was Rescued, who, trained by I T Carslake, won several good races for the doctor. He rode on a few occasions in amateur races, but without success.
    He leaves a widow and several children. The funeral takes plate tomorrow at the Melbourne General Cemetery.84
  • 11 Jul 1910, The funeral of the late Dr L L Smith took place yesterday and was attended by a large number of representative citizens. Amongst others present were the Minister of Water Supply (Mr Graham), Mr Thomas G Watson (clerk of the Legislative Assembly), Mr Thomson, M L A , and members of the City Council. The pall bearers were Sir Henry Weedon, Sir Matthew Davies, Sir Samuel Gillott, Mr John Buckley, Alderman Jeffries and Mr A W Oakley, The Rev L Arnold of St Peter's Church, Eastern Hill, conducted the service at the grave, the remains being interred in the Melbourne General Cemetery. Among the wreaths received were those from the Victoria Racing Club, the Exhibition trustees and employees and the old Melbourne waiters." The funeral arrangements were carried out by A A Sleight.85
  • 2 Dec 1911, BAILLIEU PATTERSON and SONS PTY. LTD. are instructed by the owner to SELL by AUCTION, as above.
    LOT 1, CHARMING COUNTRY RESIDENCE, "LOUISVILLE." MAIN GEMBROOK ROAD. UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    8 Miles from Gembrook Railway Station, 8¼ Miles from Beaconsfield.
    A well-built 6-roomed W.B. villa, L. and P. partition, marble mantels, &c., with large detatched dining hall 36 x 18, 4 detatched bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, pantries, cellar, &c., 2-roomed collage, &c. good stabling, and the usual outbuildings, with all furniture and fittings, as it stands—walk-in-walk-out.
    LAND 648 ACRES, of good quality. About 7 acres round the house in garden and orchard, in full-bearing, 50 acres cleared and cultivated, about 100 acres rung, the remainder unimproved; fences good, some wire-netted.
    This property is suitable for a country residence, or as a fruit-growing proposition, being in the centre of one of the great fruit districts of Victoria, or for mixed farming.86
  • 18 Nov 1918, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Executor's Sale by Auction, Nov. 27. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME, 700 acres, garden, orchard (24 acres). In Estate of late Dr. L. L. Smith.
    BAILLIEU ALLARD. W. S. KEAST.87

Australian Dictionary of Biography

SMITH, LOUIS LAWRENCE (1830-1910), medical practitioner and politician, was born on 15 May 1830 in London, son of Edward Tyrell Smith, theatrical entrepreneur, and his wife Magdelana Nannette, née Gengoult. He attended St Saviour's Grammar School, Southwark, in 1841-46 and then was apprenticed for five years to the surgeon Sir Thomas Longmore. In 1848 he studied at the Ecole de Médecine, Paris; next year he attended lectures of the London Society of Apothecaries, and in 1850 began his training at Westminster Hospital (L.S.A., 1852). For a while he practised with Dr R. J. Culverwell, proprietor of a pathological museum. In 1852 he migrated as ship's surgeon in the Oriental, arriving in Melbourne on 11 December.
Briefly on the goldfields, Smith opened a surgery in Bourke Street in July 1853 and by 1862 had expanded it to include a museum of anatomy and the Polytechnic Hall. He regarded his practice as a speculative venture and by 1863 was spending £3000 a year on newspaper advertisements. He began consultations by post, at a fee of £1 per prescription, and in 1860 he first published his annual Medical Almanac which emphasized home treatment. He also developed his popular approach through articles in the Australian Journal from 1865 and in cheap pamphlets produced in the 1860s.
Smith argued that advertising showed the worth of his qualifications and thus exposed quacks. He also claimed that his practice gave him an unusually wide range of experience; but his methods were opposed by many doctors and some laymen. His museum was closed in 1869 because it offended 'taste'. Notorious for his treatment of venereal disease, in 1858 he was acquitted of a charge of procuring an abortion; the reputation stuck. Undaunted he ignored the Victorian Branch of the British Medical Association when it was formed in 1879, continued advertising and was said to be making £10,000 a year by 1880.
Smith entered politics perhaps rather for prestige and influence than on principle. As 'the people's candidate' for South Bourke, from 1859 to 1865 he seems to have won Legislative Assembly elections by force of personality. His early career was marred by his assault on J. D. Wood in the House on 15 May 1863. He won Richmond in 1871, but lost popularity and was defeated in 1874 when he opposed Francis's reform proposals. In 1872 a select committee had found that he acted imprudently but without corrupt intentions in soliciting government advertisements for the Times and Mines in which he had had an interest; in 1873 he was accused of approaching the commissioner of railways to gain advantage.
As a supporter of Berry Smith again won Richmond in 1877, but in 1881 he helped O'Loghlen to defeat the government and in July was rewarded with a ministerial post without portfolio. But the ministry was weak and lost office in 1883; Smith was defeated. Returned for Mornington in 1886, he opposed the Gillies-Deakin coalition, but supported Munro and Shiels until January 1893, when he crossed the floor to support the scheming Patterson. He lost at the election in September 1894, but stood again in 1895 and 1901, and polled last of the twenty-nine candidates for the 1897 Federal Convention. In the House Smith had spoken often, especially on manufacturing and agriculture. He chaired three select committees and was a member of several others; he served on the royal commission on coal in 1889-91, and was a member of the Phylloxera Board until 1893. He was a promoter of coal exploration and in 1876 had been involved in a proposed tramway from Cloncurry to the Gulf in Queensland.
Until 1881 Smith made the Polytechnic Hall available for theatricals, especially in the 1860s, and he associated with visiting actors such as G. V. Brooke, T. B. Sullivan and the Keans. In November 1867 he organized a free public open-air dinner during the Duke of Edinburgh's tour; the viands were rushed when the royal visitor did not appear. He was also associated with the Australian Journal, the Ballarat Sun in 1864, the Times and Mines and the Melbourne Journal in 1894. Most of his time and at least £20,000 were devoted to his model farms at Dandenong, Narre Warren, Nunawading and Beaconsfield on which he raised pigs and sheep. From 1863 he had racehorse stables at Emerald Hill and later at Kensington; he liked acting as steward at suburban meetings and rode in his young days. He was a patron of the Richmond Football Club, was prominent in the Yarra Yarra Rowing Club, and bred bloodhounds.
Smith joined the Chamber of Manufactures in 1881, was several times vice-president and was a leading spokesman for many years. He concentrated on wines, growing the grapes on L. L. Vale at Nunawading; he won success at overseas exhibitions. President in 1883 of the Victorian Winegrowers' Association, he wanted protection against imports. In 1898 he retired as chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, but continued his medical practice and developed his extensive art collection.
By the late 1890s Smith suffered from gout. He died of pneumonia at East Melbourne on 8 July 1910. Charming and 'a thorough Bohemian at home among all classes', he was small and dressed fashionably, often sporting a diamond ring. As a conversationalist he was sparkling and witty, and noted for his gaiety and boisterous mirth. Although his success might have been won unscrupulously (the Bulletin dubbed him ££ Smith) it was often the result of enthusiasm and self-confidence, combined with an inherited flair for promotion. His championing of local industry, especially wines, showed an awareness of genuine colonial interests.
Smith was twice married: first about 1860 to Sarah Ann Taylor (d.1882), by whom he had ten children; and second on 15 May 1883 to Marion Jane Higgins, who survived him and by whom he had four children. Of these Louise (1884-1962), a pianist, settled in Paris and in 1932 founded the Lyre-bird Press; Tom Roberts's portrait of her as a child is in the National Gallery of Victoria. Sir Harold Gengoult (b.1890) was lord mayor of Melbourne in 1931-34.88

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Last Edited6 Sep 2018

Marion Jane Higgins

F, #512, b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921
Marion Jane SMITH (nee HIGGINS)
Father*James Higgins b. 1804, d. 7 Sep 1869
Mother*Margaret Conran b. 1812, d. 8 Apr 1885
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*23 Oct 1853 Chester, Cheshire, England.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel10 Jun 1860 Sailing with James Higgins, Margaret Higgins, James Stewart Higgins to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship “S Curling”.2
 
Land-UBeac*23 Nov 1881Marion Jane Smith selected land from the Crown. GEM-C-70. 288a 0r 30p. Crown Grant issued 8 Feb 1905.3 
Land-UBeac*a 1882 GEM-C-70E. Transfer from Robert Allan to Marion Jane Smith. 69a 2r 13p - Land File 14004/19
Selected by R. ALLAN, crown grant to M J SMITH on 19 Sep 1919 (Land File 0298/50.51).4,5 
Land-UBeac*a 1882 GEM-C-70C. Transfer from Albert Henry Hansen to Marion Jane Smith. 39a 3r 37p - No Land File. Selected by A. H. HANSEN (40a 0r 0p), but Crown Grant to M SMITH on 8 Feb 1905 (Land File 14746/19.20.)6 
Marriage*15 May 1883Spouse: Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. St Peter's Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M1980.7
 
Marriage-Notice*22 May 1883SMITH--HIGGINS. -On the 15th inst., at St. Peter's Church, East Melbourne, by the Rev. Mr. Dubois, the Hon. Louis Lawrence Smith to Marion Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Higgins, Melbourne, formerly of Chester, England.8 
Land-UBeac*21 Feb 1890 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lot 37. Transfer from William Brisbane to Marion Jane Smith.9 
Land-UBeacb 30 Sep 1890She selected land from the Crown. GEM--98. 106a 2r 14p. Crown grant issued 30 Sep 1890 to Marion SMITH.10 
Land-UBeac*4 Mar 1892 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373. Transfer from William John Collyer to Marion Jane Smith. 4a 1r 2p. - Lots 4 + 5.11 
Birth-Notice*20 Jul 1892SMITH.—At 41 Collins street, Mrs. L. L. Smith of a son, prematurely.12 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1892 PAK-74. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 31a 1r 7p.13 
Land-UBeac*5 Apr 1894 GEM-C-70A. Transfer from Catherine Maud Susanna Williams to Marion Jane Smith. 20a 0r 0p.14 
Land-UBeac*12 Apr 1894 GEM-C-70B. Transfer from Jane Frear to Marion Jane Smith. 19a 3r 34p.15 
Land-UBeac12 Jul 1894 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 18a 2r 2 9/10p (Lots 6 to 14.)16 
Land-UBeac*b 1895 GEM-C-70D. Transfer from Arthur Everett to Marion Jane Smith. 20a 0r 0p - Land File 1574/49. Selected by A. EVERETT. Crown Grant 16 Feb 1895 to M J SMITH Land File 2780/49.18.17,18 
Birth-Notice13 Jun 1895SMITH.—On the 31st ult., at her residence, 41 Collins street Melbourne Mrs L L. Smith of a son (prematurely).19 
Land-UBeac21 Jan 1898 GEM-C-71.71A. Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie Mayhew Alfred Ridge to Marion Jane Smith.20 
Land-UBeac*2 Jul 1904 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lots 25.38.39.40. Transfer from Francis Edward Stewart to Marion Jane Smith.21 
Land-UBeac*4 Nov 1904 PAK-1A (part) l/p 3783. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Lilian Frances Paddle. 18a 2r 2 9/10p (Lots 6 to 14.)22 
Land-UBeac*16 Nov 1907 PAK-74. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Henry Maxwell Browne, George Wilson Martin, Edmund Thomas Luke. 31a 1r 7p.23 
Land-UBeac1 Dec 1908 PAK-1A l/p 2804 Lots 7.8.26-31.34-36. Transfer from Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith to Marion Jane Smith. 1a 2r 34.5p.24 
Land-UBeac*23 Feb 1909 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lot 2. Transfer from William Grieve to Marion Jane Smith.25 
Land-UBeac*24 Feb 1909 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert William Berry MacKenzie to Marion Jane Smith. 209a 2r 34p.26 
Land-Note*21 Apr 1909 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A: Mortgagee: James Westley. Discharged 8 Mar 1916. Mortgagor was Marion Jane Higgins.27 
Widow8 Jul 1910She became a widow upon the death of her husband Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith.28 
Land-UBeac*17 Aug 1911 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lot 32. Transfer from Commercial Bank of Australia Ltd to Marion Jane Smith.29 
Land-Note*8 Mar 1916 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A: Mortgagee: The State Savings Bank of Victoria. Value of Mortgage £900. Discharged 10 Jul 1922. Mortgagor was Marion Jane Smith.30,31 
Death*27 Jun 1921 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D6822 age 68 [par James HIGGINS & Margaret CONRAN].32 
Probate (Will)*21 Oct 1921 Marion J Smith. Widow. Melbourne. 27 Jun 1921. 182/204.33       
Land-Note21 Oct 1921 Debts due to the estate in respect of land at Beaconsfield:
Alice Edith Cummins of Beaconsfield £41
James Adamson of Beaconsfield £76
Catherine McInnes of Beaconsfield £58.10
James Douglas Hargreaves of Beaconsfield £31
Mrs Maud Amy McNaughton of Cowarr £86
Herbert James Arthur Brent of Beaconsfield £65
Augustus Breadalbane Krietmayer of 123 High Street Prahran £55
Kingsley Steele of 159 Mitchell Street East Brunswick £35
Claud Alfred Harris of Beaconsfield £20
Percy John McMahon of Beaconsfield £22
Arthur Victor Manning of Beaconsfield £65
A. N. Manning of Beaconsfield £65
Violet Ellen May McConnell £36
Florrie Grave Tivendale of Beaconsfield £24
Robert Wordleworth £27
William Chapman of Beaconsfield £70.10
Julia Lucy Hennan of Cardigan Street Carlton £37.34 
Land-Note21 Oct 1921 Land at Upper Beaconsfield containing 4a 1r C/T 2411-147 £6.0.0
Land at Lower Beaconsfield containing 10 acres or thereabouts Parish of Pakenham C/T 2926-137; C/T 2334-714; C/T 2334-715 £120.0.0
Land at Lower Beaconsfield containing 6 acres or thereabouts Parish of Pakenham C/T 2237-303 £72
Land at Gembrook containing 106a 2r 14p Parish of Evelyn C/T 2512-232 £213.34 
Land-Note21 Oct 1921 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part): Amount due by Mr Dobie of Beaconsfield in respect of property situated at Beaconsfield and known as "Louisville" £2357. Interest thereon at 6% from 6 Apr 1921 to 27 June 1921 (date of death) £31.17.5.
With reference to the above amounts of £2357 and £31.17.5 owing by Mr Dobie the Executors state that they consider the debt a very doubtful one. They consider the value of the property at the present time does not exceed £2300 and there is a Mortgage on it to the State Savings Bank of Victoria of £900 so that in the event of the property falling into the hands of the Executors the value to them would be about £1400 and in the event of Dobie making default they do not consider that they will be able to recover anything apart from the land as security.35,36 
Land-Note*10 Jul 1922 Marion Jane Smith died on 27th June 1921. Probate has been granted to Harold Gengoult Smith of 71 Collins Street Melbourne Medical Practitioner and Louise Bertha Mosson Dyer of 38 Hawthorn Grove Hawthorn Married Woman.37 
Land-UBeac*10 Jul 1922 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part). Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to John Robert Brien. 209a 2r 34p.38 
Land-Note5 May 1948 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5): Marion Jane Smith (herein called Marion Smith) died on 27th June 1921. Probate of her will has been granted to Harold Gengoult Smith of 110 Collins Street, Melbourne, Surgeon, and Louise Bertha Mosson Hanson Dyer of 1 rue Scheffer, (7 rue Franklin) Paris XVI France, Married Woman.39 
Land-UBeac16 May 1951 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lot 32. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to an unknown person . To her children as tenants in common.40 
Land-UBeac16 May 1951 PAK-1A l/p 2804 Lot 37. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to an unknown person . To her children as tenants in common.41 
Land-UBeac16 May 1951 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lot 2. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to an unknown person . To her children as tenants in common.42 
Land-UBeac16 May 1951 PAK-1A l/p 2804 Lots 7.8.26-31.34-36. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to an unknown person . To her children as tenants in common.43 
Land-UBeac16 May 1951 PAK-1A (Pre-emptive Section) l/p 2804 Lots 25.38.39.40. Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to an unknown person . To her children as tenants in common.44 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1955 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5). Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Louise Berta Mosson Dyer Sir Harold Gengoult Smith. 4a 1r 2p.45 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190941 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. With Louise Berta Mosson Smith Louis Lionel Smith.46
191471 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Louise Berta Mosson Smith, Louis Lionel Smith, Sir Harold Gengoult Smith.47
191571 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Louis Lionel Smith.48

Grave

  • Church of England Section M 600, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard SMITH
    died 7 Jan 1902 age 9 yrs
    Louis Lionel SMITH
    Killed in action in France
    2 Apr 1917 age 30 yrs
    Louise B.M. HANSON - DYER
    Officier De La Legion D'Honneur
    Founder of the Lyrebird Press Paris - Monaco
    19 Jul 1884 - 9 Nov 1962
    Beloved wife of J.B. HANSON
    Louis Lawrence SMITH
    died
    8 Jul 1910 age 80 yrs
    Marion Jane SMITH
    died 27 Jun 1921 age 68 yrs.49

Family

Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Children 1.Louise Berta Mosson Smith b. 19 Jul 1884, d. 9 Nov 1962
 2.Louis Lionel Smith+ b. 17 Apr 1887, d. 2 Apr 1917
 3.Sir Harold Gengoult Smith+ b. 25 Jul 1890, d. 14 Apr 1983
 4.Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard Smith b. 15 Oct 1891, d. 7 Jan 1902

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 May 1894, SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 1894. At 2 o'clock, at COUGLE'S GIPPSLAND HOTEL, BEACONSFIELD RAILWAY STATION. FOR POSITIVE SALE WITHOUT RESERVE. By order of Mrs. L. L. Smith.
    BRISBANE and HANSEN (by their Auctioneer, W. Brisbane) will offer by Auction as above.
    14 Pure Breed SHETLAND PONIES, STALLIONS and MARES, all in Good Order and Condition.
    The Auctioneer will also offer at the same time any Horses, Cattle, Farming Implements, Drays, Buggies or other articles forwarded by anyone, for that purpose, and these will be received by Mr. Cougle, with out charge, who will also give the use of his paddock and outbuildings for the time being free.
    The sale will take place immediately on arrival of the train leaving Princes Bridge at 12 noon.
    Brisbane and Hanson (W. Brisbane Auc tioneer), 72 Elizabeth Street.50
  • 29 Jan 1896, The Beaconsfield Robberies.
    The Beaconsfield robberies, as we anticipated last week, have developed into no less than ten separate charges against Eli Harris, whilst an additional three are preferred against his wife. The police paid a visit to Harris' house on Thursday last, when a lot of valuable evidence was collected. The sheeting identified by Mrs. Smith as her property, and which was recovered from accused's house, had previously been marked. When the police got possession a neat parcel was found in the house containing the clippings from the sheets, on which was the Smith monogram. In fact, the mass of evidence that has accumulated is almost beyond credence. Constable Roberts has been besieged with visitors during the week, and anyone in the district who has lost any thing in the shape of household goods, lately, will have a very good chance of recovering it from amongst the olla pod rida stored at the Berwick courthouse.
    We append a LIST OF ROBBERIES.
    Francis Ryan's house was looted 18 months ago, there being removed a duchesse table, movable top washstand, pigskin riding saddle, floor cramp, axe, augur, &c. valued at £15.
    In March 1895, Mrs. Mary Crouch, of "Fassifern" Upper Beaconsfield, suffered the loss of cutlery, blankets, sheets, counterpanes, bedding, scales, washing machine, saucepans, &c., valued at £30. A fortnight later, a second visit was paid by thieves, who further removed a dress suit; the property of Herbert Crouch, valued at £12, a Gladstone bag, gold pins, studs, dress shirts, pyjamas, sheets and blankets, valued at £30.
    Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Dr. L. L. Smith, received visits from robbers no less than four times, commencing in July 1895. The total value of goods stolen was £50, and comprised: —Furniture, pictures, blankets, bedding, dinner set, ornaments, pump, fender and fire irons, saucepans, carpet, flat irons, baths, tubs, and other articles.
    Mrs. Flanagan, of Richmond, who has a country residence at Upper Beaconsfield lost in November, 1895;-Door from wardrobe, 400 gal. tank, iron piping, aneroid, shovels, forks, &c. A sledge had evidently been used in the removal of the tank as tracks were discovered outside of Mrs. Flanagan's gate.
    F. Harris' store, Officer, was entered on the night of the 13th November, 1895, and the proprietor lost sugar, rice, tobacco, cigarettes, pills, combs &c. valued at £5.
    Wm. Grieve is a builder at Beaconsfield and his wife keeps a store. In November 1895, it is alleged that Harris called at the store, where he was served by a lad. A bunch of keys, one of which would open the builder's shop, were missed shortly after Harris left, and a similar one found in accused's possession. The builders' shop was robbed of paint, sheet iron, T hinges, colonial oven (the property of the Rev. Webb, of Armadale, which has been twice stolen), rope, tin of ironmongery, and a crowbar. . ''
    In addition to the above, which have been identified, the police have also in their possession the following goods, for which owners are awaited:-Clothes wringer, stewpan, nickel-plated garden syringe and sprayer (new), workbox, lady's silver watch, gold seal, silver snake bangle, silver watch chain, lady's new night dress, richly embroidered, large box of carpenter's tools, box of jewellery, lady's Indian silk dress and jacket, cambric handkerchief with " Ever thine " in colored letters and flowers; linen handkerchief with a large "C" in corner, coffee mill, lady's chemise, marked "S.W." glass epergue, pink lustres, gold pendant earring and brooch with doves, the dove on the brooch holding in its beak a tablet on which are the words "Forget-me-not," mail bag, coils of flexible wire used in connection with telegraph instruments, small compass, double magnifying glass, and a host of other articles.
    Harris and his wife were brought up at the Berwick police court to-day. Inspector Smyth prosecuted on behalf of the Crown, but the prisoners were undefended. The cases had not been completed when the court adjourned for the day. Harris, who pleaded not guilty, said his wife had no connection with the robberies, and she was discharged. Harris was committed for trial on four charges, and the remainder of the cases will be heard to-morrow (Thursday).51
  • 27 Jan 1904, A grand concert and dramatic entertainment was held last Saturday evening at Upper Beaconsfield, and was a great succes, thanks to the visitors at "Louisville," and Mrs. and Miss Smith.
    The following programme was gone through and needs no comment:
    Part I.—Piano solo (selected) Miss Louise Smith : song, "Vorrei," Signor Fiocchi ; song, "You Ask Me Why I Live," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Gift of Tritannes," Miss Louise Smith; duet (from H. Trovatore) Mrs. L. L. Smith and Signor Fiocchi : recitation, "The Bush Christening;" Professor Moloney ; song, "Two Lyrics," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Modern Lover," Miss O. Kreitmeyer ; song, "Ideal," Signor Fiocchi ; tableau, presented by Misses Stanley and McNab.
    Part II.—China—Japanese Force, presented by Louisville Dramatic Company. Scene, Tokio. Palace of Emperor Bing Bow. Cast of characters : Bing Bow (Emperor), Signor Fiochi ; Wi-Hung, Ho-Fan (Generals of Emporer), Mr. Geo. Baron? and Professor Moloney ; Hi-Say (Son of Ruler of Japan), Miss O Kreitmeyer ; Navko (The Great Wizard), Mr. August Fisher ; Boo-Ho, Sin-Choo (Lieutenants), Mr. Harold Smith and Dr. L. L. Smith ; Ko Kotel (Favorite Wife of Emperor) Miss Nola Hart ; Ping Pong, Eyecausee, Zela, Lelu-Sha (Wives of Emperor), Miss Louise Smith, Mrs. L. L Smith, Miss Vera Sahelberg, and the Hon. May Stanhope ; Kaipai (Tableau), Countess Von Steigli ; Ladies in waiting, attendants, &c; stage manager, Mr. G. Barnes.52
  • 2 Aug 1905, On Saturday, the 22rd ult the much talked of Arbor Day, in connection with the Recreation Reserve, came off, and was, in spite of the threatening weather, a decided success. For some time previous the committee had been hard at work preparing the ground, digging holes, &c. so that when the day arrived everything was in order. The ground presented quite a gay appearance, there being a large marque erected and a great display of bunting, whilst over the main gate a very pretty arch had been erected, covered with evergreens and flowers. At two o'clock Mrs. L. L. Smith, who had been asked by the committee to plant the first tree, arrived and was met at the gate by the committee and visitors to the number of about a hundred; here Mr. Wilson, on behalf of the Trustees, cordially welcomed her. In the course of his remarks he said that they were pleased to see her amongst them for the very reason that herself and the members of her family had always been to the fore in doing anything for the benefit of the district. Mrs. Smith feelingly responded, and then a move was made for the marque, when a juvenile choir, (under the leadership of Mr. L. Leivu) sang a song, and then Mrs Smith was conducted to the place where the tree was to be planted. Mr. Wheeler, on behalf of the trustees, gave an address setting forth the reasons for holding the Arbor Day, and then Mr. Campbell, on behalf of the committee, handed Mrs. Smith a handsome silver mounted spade and asked her, on behalf of his fellow committee men and himself, to plant the frst tree (an English Oak) on the Beaconsfeld Recreation Reserve. Mrs. Smith, in replying, said "It affords me great pleasure to be here amongst you to-day. I have always in the past taken a great interest in the district, and hope to do so in future, and I am pleased to see that you are doing the right thing in trying to beautify this reserve and make it attractive for the many visitors that come here, and I sincerely hope that this tree may grow and flourish and that Beaconsfield also may grow and flourish with it (cheers). After the tree had been duly planted afternoon tea was partaken of and then the committee, the pioneers of the district and the visitors each planted a tree. The spade presented to Mrs. Smith bore the following inscription: -"Presented to Mrs. L. L. Smith on the occasion of her planting the first tree, Beaconsfield Recreation Reserve, July 22, 1905. E. W. Walker, president; R. Campbell, vice-president: C. Wheeler, secretary." The tree planting was finished about five o'clock, and the visitors had time to get home before the rain com menced.53
  • 30 Nov 1905, Mrs. L. L. Smith will not be "at home" on the first Thursday, as she leaves town for their country residence, Upper Beaconsfield, early in the month.54
  • 17 Dec 1909, FIRES. BUNYIP. — The residence of Dr. L. L. Smith at Beaconsfield, known as "Kananga" was destroyed by fire on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Smith, jun., was about the place at the time, but is unable to account for the fire. The whole of the buildings and contents were destroyed.55
  • 8 Oct 1910, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12. At Three O'Clock. At the Rooms, 610 COLLINS-STREET, MELBOURNE.
    SALE of A BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN HOME, "LOUISVILLE," at UPPER BEACONSFIELD, FARM LANDS at ECHUCA, GEMBROOK,
    W. S. KEAST has received instructions from Mrs. L. L. .Smith to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION,
    The Following Properties, as under:
    Lot 1. - BEACONSFIELD.- "LOUISVILLE,"
    648 acres, together with a fine homestead of 6 rooms, outbuildings, and improvements.
    Beautifully situated, about 8½ miles Beaconsfield, 3½ miles Emerald; 4 acres orchard, flower gardens, lawns, and everything in thorough order, suitable for a week-end home, &c.
    Lot 2.-ECHUCA, 316 acres wheat land, 9 miles Echuca, occupied by Mr. Musgrove.
    Lot 3.-GEMBROOK, 106 acres, one mile R.S; watered by creek; some fine splitting timber on this block.
    Lot 4.-CAULFIELD.-BUILDING LAND, on the Dandenong-road, to which there is a frontage of 331ft. by a depth of 96ft. along Tooronga-road on one side, and 50ft. 7in. along Victoria-street on the other side.
    For further particulars apply W.S. Keast, 610 Collins-street, Melbourne.56
  • 9 May 1912, "AT HOME" AT "LOUISVILLE.
    A charming fashion of entertaining was the "at home" given by Mrs. L. L. Smith last Sat urday at her country home, "Louisville," Upper Beaconsfield, to celebrate the home-coming of her daughter and Mr. Dyer from their honey moon tour to Egypt and which extended to Europe. The guests, numbering about seventy, left town by the early morning train and were met at Beaconsfield by conveyances, in which they were driven to "Louisville," while a few motored up. On arrival the guests were regaled with sandwiches and then left to wander in the lovely grounds or to visit the fern-gully, as they preferred, until lunch-time. Just before that hour Mr. and Mrs. Dyer arrived, the lat ter very smartly gowned in a coat and skirt of the raven's wing blue-black, with a glimpse of red showing at the foot of the skirt, which was heavily braided. She also wore a "nocturne" blue tagel hat with white wings, and a beautiful sealskin coat. After they had been welcomed, a lunch of cold meats and hot vege tables was served in the arbor dining-room, which was embowered in a lovely passion vine in full flower.
    The afternoon was enlivened with music by a string band, and Mr. Walter Kirby, who was one of the guests seated in unconventional fashion on the end of the verandah, sang beau tifully to the delight of his hearers. Afternoon tea was served on the verandah, and before the guests left a hot dinner with champagne was partaken of in the dining-room.
    Mrs. L. L. Smith, who looked to advantage in black charmeuse trimmed with black and white and large hat with ostrich feathers, was untiring in her efforts to make the day an enjoyable one to her guests, a task in which she was assisted by her two sons. As the weather was absolutely perfect the day proved a delightful experience, and town was reached about half-past ten by a tired but happy company.
    Among those present were Sir Henry and Lady Weedon, Alderman and Miss Burton, Mrs. H. Burton, Alderman Jeffries and Miss Jef fries (of Adelaide), Mr. and Mrs. Edeson, Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Miss Walsh, Mrs. Emery Gould, Miss Erica Bear, Mr. Dyer Jamie son, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. McDougall, Miss Walsh, Miss Paterson, and Miss Fraser.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dyer will be leaving Australia again shortly for a two years' tour of the world.57
  • 16 Mar 1916, MISS A. CRAVEN, Teacher of Piano, "GENGOULT," BEACONSFIELD [Certificated Pupil of Mons Kowalski.] Visits and receives pupils in Beaconsfield and Pakenham districts. Prepares pupils for examinations. TERMS--£1 1s per quarter58
  • 20 Nov 1918, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. At Half-past Two O'clock. In the Auction-room, 360 Collins Street
    THAT MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY, "LOUISVILLE," UPPER- BEACONSFIELD, 1000ft. Above Sea-level.
    In Estate of the Late Dr. L. L. Smith, Comprising ABOUT 700 ACRES, And SUPERIOR WEATHERBOARD VILLA, Containing 6 Rooms, Pantry, Cellar, Bathroom, Also Detached Bachelor's Quarters, Summer Dining-hall, Maid's Room, Stabling, and Outbuildings. There is a Beautiful Flower Garden, Also Lawns and Grass Tennis-Court. The House is in a Most Delightful Situation, on a Hill, Commanding Gorgeous Views of the Surrounding Country.
    Twenty Acres Are Under Best Varieties of Export Apples, 4 Acres Under Mixed Fruits, 40 Acres Are Cleared, the Balance of the Land Being Tim bered. The District is Admitted to be One of the Best Apple-growing Parts of Australia.
    The Property is About 35 Miles from Melbourne by Splendid Motor Road. As a Health Resort, Upper Beaconsfield is Unexcelled. The Air is Most Invigorating, Being an Admixture of Sea Breezes from Westernport Bay and the Aromas of the Eucalyptus of the Mountains, This Property is a Beautiful Country home, Which Can be Made to Pay for Itself with Very Little Effort.
    THE VENDORS ARE DETERMINED TO REALISE.
    A TIMBERED BLOCK of 100 ACRES at Gembrook, Which Has Been Subdivied Into 10 Blocks, and is in the Same Estate, Will be Offered at the Same Time.
    BAILLIEU ALLARD PTY. LTD., auctioneers, 360 Collins street, in conjunction with W.S. KEAST, 140 Queen street.59
  • 30 Jun 1921, Much sympathy will be felt for Mrs. James Dyer and Dr. H. Gengoult Smith in the death of their mother, Mrs. L. L. Smith, which occurred on Monday evening. Mrs. Smith, after a serious ill ness, had gone to Sandringham to recuperate, but had a relapse, when she was nursed by her daughter, Mrs. Dyer, at her home, "Torryburn," Hawthorn. Mrs. Dyer and her brother, Dr. Smith, remained in devoted attendance upon their mother day and night, never giving up hope, even though recovery seemed hopeless. Mrs. L L. Smith, who was the widow of one of Melbourne's best-known public men, Dr. L. L. Smith, for many years represen tative of Richmond and Mornington in the Legislative Assembly, trustee of the Exhibition Building, and held other important public positions, was also an active worker in public and philanthrophic movements up to the last, and her daughter, Mrs. Dyer, follows in her footsteps. The elder son, Dr. Louis Smith, fell in France, and his mother never seemed to completely recover the shock of his death.60
  • 8 Jul 1922, NEXT SATURDAY, JULY 15. At Half past Three O'clock.
    SUBDIVISION of "LOUISVILLE," UPPER BEACONSFIELD. AUCTION SALE At the Homestead, On the property, "Louisville," Upper Beaconsfield.
    49 MAGNIFICENT ALLOTMENTS. 49 Each Containing From 5 to 30 Acres.
    Situated in the Hills. Glorious Panoramic Views. Superb Fruitgrowing Country (Now is the Time to Plant).
    All These lots are Ideally Situated for MOUNTAIN RESIDENCES, ORCHARD or FARMLET BLOCKS.
    This estate is surrounded by Some of the Finest Orchards in the State. Situated on the Main Emerald-Beaconsfield Country Roads Board Road. North Beaconsfield Packing Shed, School, Church, P.O. are All Within easy Distances.
    A Beautiful Homestead of 6 Rooms, With Additional 6 Rooms Detatched, is Erected on lot 4 of the Subdivision. Formerly the Residence of the late Hon. L. L. Smith. M. L. A.
    A GENTLEMAN's HOME. Or SUITABLE FOR A FINE GUEST HOUSE.
    EXCEPTIONAL TERMS.
    10 Per Cent Deposit, Balance by 5 Per Cent. Half yearly Instalments, Balance at End of 5 Years. Interest 6 Per Cent, Upon Unpaid Balance
    NOTE THE SPECIAL CONCESSIONS.
    A Purchaser Fencing His Block and Cultivating a Quarter of Same Within 6 Months will Have the Option of Deferring the First Two Half yearly Payments Till the End of the Fifth Year, and if Same be Planted With Fruit Trees Within 15 Months, no Principal Will be Payable Till the End of the 3rd Year.
    IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. AFTERNOON TEA PROVIDED.
    TJ. O'BRIEN, 408 Bourke street; E. J. VINCENT, 408-410 Collins street, A. F. BUCKLEY. Buckley House, Bourke street, auctioneers in conjunction. Title certificate. Solicitor, Mr. Newton J Francis, 433 Little Collins street
    TRAINS leave Flinders street day of sale at 7.34 a.m. and 1.32 p.m., Motor will meet trains on arrival at Beaconsfield.61
  • 9 Apr 1927, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, At Eleven O Clock. In the Boardroom of Messrs. Davey, Baldine, and Co, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne
    LOT 1, by Order of the Mortgagees Lots 2 and 3 In the Estate of the Late M J Smith
    COGHILL and HAUGHTON will SELL by AUCTION
    Lot 1-Louisville, the well known and beautiful country house of late L L. Smith, 694 acres and country house, between Emerald and Beaconsfield
    Lot 2-About 8 acres right opposite Beaconsfield railway station, planted with exotic trees, suitable for a gentleman's country home or township subdivision.
    Lot 3-106a 2r 14p at Gembrook, CA 98, parish of Gembrook, timbered.
    Easy terms. Further particulars later advt, or from auctioneers offices, 79 Swanston st, Melb.62
  • 23 Apr 1927, NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 28. NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 28. At Eleven O'clock. In the Boardroom of Messrs. Davey, Balding, and Co., 31 Queen Street, Melbourne, LOT 1, by Order of the Mortgagees, Lots 2 and 3 in the Estate of the Late M. J. Smith.
    COGHILL and HAUGHTON will SELL, by AUCTION.
    LOT 1.
    Louisville, the well-known and beautiful country house of late L. L. Smith, 694 acres, and country house, between Emerald and Beaconsfield. Good home and outbuildings. W.B. cottage, 6 rooms.
    LOT 2.
    About 8 acres, right opposite Beaconsfield railway station, planted with exotic trees, suitable for a gentleman's country home. industrial factory needing water supply, or township subdivision, right at the station.
    LOT 3.
    106a. 2r. 14p. at Gembrook, C.A, 98, parish of Gembrook. Forest land.
    Easy terms. Further particulars later advt, or trough auctioneer's offices, 70 Swanston st, Melb.63

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    With reference to the above amounts of £2357 and £31.17.5 owing by Mr Dobie the Executors state that they consider the debt a very doubtful one. They consider the value of the property at the present time does not exceed £2300 and there is a Mortgage on it to the State Savings Bank of Victoria of £900 so that in the event of the property falling into the hands of the Executors the value to them would be about £1400 and in the event of Dobie making default they do not consider that they will be able to recover anything apart from the land as security.
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Last Edited28 Jun 2018

Louis Lionel Smith

M, #513, b. 17 Apr 1887, d. 2 Apr 1917
Louis Lionel SMITH
(1887-1917)
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Marion Jane Higgins b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921

World War I

Louis Lionel Smith was a 27 year-old agriculturist when he enlisted on 10 Sep 1914. He had previously been with the 53rd Infantry and served in the 6th Battalion from 1906-1910 and the Richmond Rifles from 1910-1914. On 1 May 1916 he was posted as Captain to the 38th Battalion. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT 54 Runic on 20 Jun 1916. There were 3 more lads from Upper Beaconsfield on the same ship, Edward Dineley, Stanley Donovan and Claud Harris.
He served on the Western Front with the 10th training Battalion from 19 Aug 1916, and was transferred to the 51st Battalion on 31 Oct 1916. He was killed in action on 2 Apr 1917 at Noreuil, France.
His name is listed on the Upper Beaconsfield War Memorial and on the Honour Board at the Upper Beaconsfield RSL.
His father was Dr Louis Lawrence Smith, who had built Louisville (later known as Bimbimbie) at Dewhurst. His brother, Harold Gengoult Smith also served in the war. Shortly before his departure to France he married, and his only son was born while he was at the front.1,2
Birth*17 Apr 1887 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B21383.3 
Birth-Notice*19 Apr 1887SMITH.—On the 17th inst., at her residence, Collins-street east, Marion, the wife of Dr. L. L. Smith, of a son. Mother and son both well.4 
Education*bt 1902 - 1907 Melbourne Grammar School Student 3243.5 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel19 Nov 1910 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship possible return to Australia on board Runic
Age 22 - student.6 
Marriage*15 Apr 1916Spouse: Marjorie Annie Gromann. Melbourne Church of England Grammar School Chapel, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M3975.7
 
Death*2 Apr 1917 Noreuil, France.8 
Village Bell*2005The article reads: Captain Louis Lionel Smith died 2/4/1917 in France. Australian Infantry, 51 Battalion. Married to Mrs. M A Smith, son of Dr. L.L. Smith (Member of Parliament), worked as a Agriculturist, lived in Melbourne and had a holiday house in Upper Beaconsfield called Louisville, and later called Bimbimbie on Bimbimbie Rd. He embarked on the HMAT Runic, ship A54, on 20/6/1916 from Melbourne.9 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190941 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith and Marion Jane Smith and Louise Berta Mosson Smith.10
191471 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Marion Jane Smith and Louise Berta Mosson Smith Sir Harold Gengoult Smith.11
191571 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Marion Jane Smith.12

Grave

  • Church of England Section M 600, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard SMITH
    died 7 Jan 1902 age 9 yrs
    Louis Lionel SMITH
    Killed in action in France
    2 Apr 1917 age 30 yrs
    Louise B.M. HANSON - DYER
    Officier De La Legion D'Honneur
    Founder of the Lyrebird Press Paris - Monaco
    19 Jul 1884 - 9 Nov 1962
    Beloved wife of J.B. HANSON
    Louis Lawrence SMITH
    died
    8 Jul 1910 age 80 yrs
    Marion Jane SMITH
    died 27 Jun 1921 age 68 yrs.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Apr 1916, SMITH-GROMAN. -On the 15th April, 1916, at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School Chapel by the Rev Mr Arnolds, Marjorie, only daughter of Mr and Mrs. J B Groman, of Mansfield to Louis Lionel Smith, Captain 38th Battallion, AIF, son of the late Dr L L and Mrs. Smith of Collins stret.14
  • 19 Apr 1917, Captain Louis Lionel Smith, elder son of the late Dr. L L Smith, of Melbourne, was killed in action in France on Good Friday. Prior to being appointed to the Australian Imperial Force, in May of last year, the late Captain Smith held a commission in the 53rd Infantry (Citizen Forces), in which he received his captaincy in July, 1914, and for several months before enlisting he was adjutant at the Seymour Camp, in which capacity he rendered valuable service. He left Australia with the 38th Battalion in June last. Mrs L. L. Smith, whose second son, Lieutenant Harold Smith, is now in France, received news of Captain Smith's death on his 30th birthday. He leaves a widow and child.15
  • 26 Apr 1917, CAPTAIN L. L. SMITH. News has been received of the death of Captain Louis Lionel Smith, elder son of the late Dr. L. L. Smith, of Melbourne, who was killed in action in France on Good Friday. Captain L. L. Smith, after being in charge of the Base Records Office at Victoria Barracks. Melbourne, for some time, was adjutant at the Seymour Camp. On the organisation of the 38th Battalion he was appointed its acting adjutant at the Bendigo Camp, and later left for the front with the battalion in the capacity of a company commander. While the battalion was in training in England a number of men was drawn from each company to fill the gaps caused by the shortage of reinforcements, and these left for France in charge of Captain Smith in September last; so that he had been at the front for about six months. Captain L. L. Smith leaves a widow and one child.16
  • 26 Apr 1917, Captain L. L. Smith's death is a big loss to the Australian Army, for he had the practical experience which is not very general. He studied in England and served there for some years, and has done much practical work with the Australian forces. This was long before war rumors were in the air. A military career was his chosen profession. Therefore, he was an expert when the call to arms came, and was kept in Australia for a long period training other men. He was a general favorite, for he was a gentleman in the truest, old world sense of the word, with the chivalrous regard and deference for his elders. A well read, intellectual, gallant gentleman and sol dier has, in Captain Smith, laid down his life for the old flag. Captain Smith was the elder son of Dr. L. L. Smith and Mrs. Smith, of Collins-street. He was married shortly be fore leaving for the front, and leaves a young widow and child.17
  • 19 Feb 1918, Dr. Harold Smith, son of Mrs. L. L. Smith, of 71 Collins street, returned to Melbourne yesterday, after having been on active service for nearly four years. He joined the Dragoon Guards early in the war, and rose to the rank of captain. While on furlough recovering from the effects of sickness and a slight wound, Dr. Smith passed his final examination for the degree of doctor of medicine at Edinburgh, and it is his intention to practice in Melbourne. Captain Louis Smith, only brother of Dr. Smith, was killed in France last year.18
  • 21 Feb 1918, If old Dr. L. L. Smith were still in the land of the living he would be proud of his sons' war records. Captain Louis Smith was killed in France last year in gallant action, and Dr. Harold Smith has just returned after nearly four years' service in the field. Early in the war he joined the Dragoon Guards, and won his present commission, and during a spell in England he passed his final medical examination at Edinburgh. He will settle down to practise in Melbourne.19
  • 2 Apr 1918, SMITH.- In loving remembrance of our son-in-law, Captain L. L. Smith. Killed in action in France on the 2nd April, 1917.
    "So deeply loved, so sadly missed."
    -(Inserted by J. G. and L. G.)20

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Enlistment Records for World War I.
  2. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=280862
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B21383."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1887, p1.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://dbtw.mgs.vic.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/textbase/…
    Louis Lionel Smith who was killed in action in France on 2nd April 1917 was the son of the late Mr L. L. Smith. He was born in 1887 and entered the School in 1902 and was there till 1907. He took an interest in the Cadet Corps, of which he was Lieutenant when he left. On leaving School he went to Edinburgh University and later went for military training to Hythe, where he obtained a certificate as instructor of musketry. He obtained certificates at 18 schools of instruction and served in the Royal Scots, the Devons and the Territorials. He had returned to Australia, and in 1912 was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Commonwealth Military Forces, in 55th Infantry. At the outbreak of was he volunteered for active service, and was in camp at Broadmeadows, Seymour and Bendigo. He was gazetted to a Captaincy, and among other appointments was Adjutant Depot Reinforcements, Camp Adjutant, Staff Officer Reinforcements and Staff Officer for Training. From June 1915 to December 1915 was in sole command of Reinforcements, having under his control 5,000 men. Prior to embarkation on 21st June he was on 1st May 1916 attached to the 38th Battalion, but on 31st October 1916 was transferred to the 51st Battalion.
  6. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
  7. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M3975."
  8. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 160-2005 p8."
  10. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  13. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section M 600."
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Apr 1916, p1.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Apr 1917, p6.
  16. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigonian, 26 Apr 1917, p9.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 26 Apr 1917, p7.
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1918 p4.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 21 Feb 1918, p6.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Apr 1918, p1.
Last Edited21 May 2018

Louise Berta Mosson Smith

F, #514, b. 19 Jul 1884, d. 9 Nov 1962
Louise Berta Mosson DYER (nee SMITH)
(1884-1962)
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Marion Jane Higgins b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921
Married NameDyer. 
Probate (Will)* Louise Berta M Hanson. M Woman. 09 Nov 1962. 595/556.1 
Married NameHanson. 
Birth*19 Jul 1884 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B18471.2 
Birth-Notice*21 Jul 1884SMITH.—On the 19th inst, at her residence, 182 Collins-street east, the wife of the Hon. L. L. Smith of a daughter. Both well.3 
Marriage*27 Dec 1911Spouse: James Dyer. VIC, Australia, #M8614.4
 
(Mortgagee) Land-Note10 Jul 1922 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part): Mortgagee: Sir Harold Gengoult Smith Louise Berta Mosson Dyer. Not discharged - this property had three mortgages all taken out on 10 Jul 1922. Mortgagor was John Robert Brien.5 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1927 Sailing with James Dyer to Paris, France.6
 
WidowJan 1938Louise Berta Mosson Smith became a widow upon the death of her husband James Dyer
Marriage*6 Apr 1939Spouse: Joseph Birch Hanson. Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, Jun Q [Amersham] 3a 3713.7
 
Marriage-Notice*21 Dec 1939Mrs James Dyer married
The wedding is announced of Louise, widow of the late James Dyer, and daughter of the late Dr. II. L. Smith, of Melbourne, to Dr. J. B. Hanson, of Balliol College, (Oxford.
Dr. Hanson holds the degrees of M.A. (Melb.), D. Litt, of the Sorbonne, Paris; and D. Phil. (Oxon.)
Dr. and Mrs. Hanson are living at Oxford, and propose to stay there for at least the whole of 1940.
Mrs. Hanson was last in Melbourne during the term of her brother (Sir Harold Gengoult Smith) as Lord Mayor. Before his marriage she acted as Lady Mayoress for him.
When Mr. Dyer died she retired to her villa at Majorca, but during the Spanish war this island became a submarine base.8 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1955 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5). Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Louise Berta Mosson Dyer Sir Harold Gengoult Smith. 4a 1r 2p.9 
Land-UBeac*14 Aug 1957 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5). Transfer from Louise Berta Mosson Dyer Sir Harold Gengoult Smith to Frank Mitchell Edwards. 4a 1r 2p.10 
Death*9 Nov 1962 Monaco. 
AnecdoteLouise Berta Mosson Hanson-Dyer (19 July 1884 - 9 November 1962) was an Australian-born music publisher and patron of the arts. She was born Louise Berta Mosson Smith in Melbourne, the daughter of Louis Smith, a medical practitioner and parliamentarian. Her brother (Sir) Harold Gengoult Smith was to become Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 1932.
She was a talented pianist, studying at the Albert Street Conservatorium then from 1907-08 in London and Edinburgh.
She married James Dyer, a Scottish businessman 27 years her senior, in 1911.
She had an active social life, being president of the Presbyterial Ladies' Old Scholars in 1919-21 and 1924-26. She was also an active member of the Alliance Française.
She was a generous patron of the arts who organised private concerts of baroque, especially French, music. She was the major force in establishing the British Music Society of Victoria in 1921. In 1924 she helped John Shaw Neilson publish his first major book of poetry and later donated £10,000 to help found the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
They moved to London 1927, then Paris in 1928. In the latter city they commenced what was to become a remarkable collection of printed music, scores and scholarly material from the 15th to 19th centuries.
She founded Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre in 1932, printing impeccable historical editions of the music of Lully, Couperin, Jacopo da Bologna and Purcell, then branching out into recorded performances which became their major focus. She also published works of modern Australian composers, notably Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Margaret Sutherland. She continued to run it until the year she died. She also helped promote modern composers including Georges Auric, Benjamin Britten, Joseph Canteloube, Gustav Holst, Jacques Ibert, Vincent d'Indy, Charles Koechlin, Darius Milhaud, Albert Roussel and Henri Sauguet
She was appointed chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1934 and promoted to officier in 1957.
James Dyer died in 1938. The following year she married 30-year old British literary scholar Joseph Birch "Jeff" Hanson and moved to England, where he was studying at Balliol College, Oxford. They moved to Monaco in 1945 where she died, leaving her Australian assets valued at around £240,000 to the University of Melbourne. Her European assets were left to her husband.
Hanson remarried; when he died in 1971, his widow Margarita continued running Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre till 1996. In 1986 she left the collection of early European music and Classical imprints, manuscripts and scores to Melbourne University.11 
Anecdote*A talented pianist, Louise Hanson-Dyer founded the music publishing company, Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, in Paris in 1928. With her first husband, James Dyer, she donated £10,000 to establish a permanent orchestra in Melbourne. Upon her death, she bequeathed over £200,000 to the University of Melbourne. The Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University is named in her honour.
Born Louise Berta Mosson Smith, Hanson-Dyer was the daughter of Louis Lawrence Smith, son of Edward Tyrrell Smith and Magdeleine Nanette Gengoult. L.L. Smith came to Australia to search for gold, but his medical studies led him instead to produce medical almanacs and a variety of less than bona fide medical products. By 1880 he was earning £10,000 per year, and the Bulletin was referring to him as £.£. Smith. He became a member of parliament, representing South Bourke. In 1883, after the death of his first wife, Sarah Ann, Smith married Marion Jane 'Polly' Higgins. Their first child was Louise, followed by Louis, Harold and Gladys. The family lived in Collins St, Melbourne, where they entertained lavishly and moved in fashionable circles.

Louise was educated at the Presbyterian Ladies College, and was later president of its Old Collegians' Association. She attended the Alliance Française, and took private piano lessons, becoming an accomplished player. In 1905, she enrolled at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and went on to win the gold medal of the Royal College of Music, London. At home she worked with the British Music Society of Victoria to support performers and composers, encouraging the publication of musical works.

In 1911, Louise Smith married 54-year-old Jimmy Dyer - the 'linoleum king'. In 1927, before moving to Paris, the Dyers donated £10,000 to support a permanent orchestra in Melbourne. In Paris, Louise established her musical publishing company, Editions de l'Oiseau Lyre, with the intention of publishing the works of Couperin le Grand. The first twelve-volume edition was immensely popular and the company grew quickly, later expanding business to include long-play recordings.

James Dyer died in 1938 and the following year Louise married 30-year-old Joseph Birch Hanson, 24 years her junior. The pair left Paris to live in Monaco, where the publishing business continued. Despite her years abroad, Louise Hanson-Dyer retained a distinct attachment to the country of her birth. When she died in 1962, she left the majority of her £241,380 estate to the University of Melbourne. University papers record a bequest of $464,430 in 1988; by 1994 the value of the bequest had risen to over $3 million. This figure comprises the original bequest of Louise Hanson-Dyer together with that of her husband Joseph Hanson on his death nine years later. The bequest was to go toward the publication of a music series.12 
AnecdoteThe publishing company Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre (named after the rare Australian lyrebird) was founded in Paris in 1932 by Louise B. M. Dyer (1884-1962), an Australian patron of music from Melbourne who had already built up a remarkable personal collection of early music prints and manuscripts (sometimes referred to as the "Oiseau-Lyre Collection" and today part of the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library at the University of Melbourne). The firm's headquarters have been in the Principality of Monaco since 1948. Louise Dyer's main aims were to make available early music that had never before been published in a good modern scholarly edition, and also to support young contemporary composers by commissioning and publishing new works. Her first project was to publish the Œuvres complètes of François Couperin (1668-1733) in time for the 200th anniversary of the composer's death in 1933. The result was a twelve-volume edition that has since been acknowledged to be a monument of fine scholarship, superb engraving, and artistic book design. In recognition of her work for French music, the President of the French Republic awarded Louise Dyer the Légion d'Honneur in 1934.

After the death of her first husband in 1938, Louise Dyer married the British literary scholar Joseph B. (“Jeff”) Hanson (1910-1971). For nearly 25 years they worked together building up a remarkable catalogue of fine editions, often luxuriously produced. With music ranging from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, the emphasis of Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre's catalogue has always been the publication of French music, particularly the harpsichord repertory of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition, Louise Hanson-Dyer and J.B. Hanson helped in various ways to further the careers of many contemporary composers from Australia, England and France; Georges Auric, Benjamin Britten, Joseph Canteloube, Peggy Glanville Hicks, Gustav Holst, Jacques Ibert, Vincent d'Indy, Darius Milhaud, Albert Roussel, Henri Sauguet, and Margaret Sutherland were among the many artists she helped.

Together with the publication of books and scores, the company built up, during the 1950s, an extensive catalogue of LP records. Indeed, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre was the first record company to issue 33rpm LPs in France. J.B. Hanson, after his wife's death in 1962, continued her work as a publisher by commissioning a new edition of the complete works of Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558). His particular interest, however, was the recordings. He produced discs of rare and otherwise unrecorded works (often music published by the company), and was also committed to supporting young musicians. Under his direction, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre brought out hundreds of LPs, helping to launch the careers of a whole generation of young artists. In 1970, less than a year before his death, he sold the recording side of the business to the Decca Record Company, London, who continued the imprint as their specialised early music label.

From 1971 to 1996, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre were run by J.B. Hanson's second wife, Margarita M. Hanson. The firm's most significant publishing venture to date (the monumental series Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century) was completed in 1992 under her directorship. Known all over the world as the definitive edition of the entire corpus of surviving fourteenth-century polyphony, this 25-volume series containing well over 2000 compositions, stands (according to a recent review) as "one of the major achievements of musicology in the second half of our century".

Margarita Hanson also undertook the publication of a new series of reprints and revisions of existing editions in light of new scholarship and recently discovered sources. Among these publications is the new edition of the Œuvres complètes de François Couperin. In 1986, in recognition of her work, S.A.S. Rainier III Prince de Monaco named Margarita Hanson Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Mérite Culturel. The next year, the French government named her Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1992 she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music Honoris Causa by the University of Melbourne.

Upon Margarita Hanson’s retirement in 1995 the Board of Directors named as Président délégué the musicologist and harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, who had been with the firm since 1981. During that period he had supervised production of the remaining Fourteenth Century volumes, initiated the monumental Magnus Liber Organi series with the help of an international editorial committee, and planned a collection of keyboard volumes under the title Le Grand Clavier. He also organised an annual series of concerts of early music, featuring leading solosits and chamber players, in Monaco’s historic Chapelle de la Visitation.

Following Davitt Moroney’s departure in 2001, the Board named Kenneth Gilbert, long associated with the firm, as Président délégué. Under his guidance the seven-volume Magnus Liber Organi series is being brought to conclusion, and a number of new editions, including Louis Couperin’s Organ works and revised reprints of earlier Oiseau-Lyre editions, have been published.

As the result of donations to the University of Melbourne given by both Louise Hanson-Dyer and J.B. Hanson, all the company's publications from 1979 have been produced with the financial assistance of the University of Melbourne. The involvement of the University has been substantial, notably since the signing in 1986 of a formal agreement of collaboration between the University and Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre. The company is now owned by the Lyrebird Trust, of which the University of Melbourne is a Trustee.

Since 1993, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre has also received financial support for the publication of the Magnus Liber Organi series from the Monaco government and the SOGEDA (Société pour la Gestion des Droits d'Auteurs) of Monaco. The Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert, whose Musica Gallica series has as its aim the publication of the musical heritage of France, has helped substantially with the Magnus Liber Organi and other l'Oiseau-Lyre volumes of French music.13 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
190941 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith and Marion Jane Smith and Louis Lionel Smith.14
191471 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Marion Jane Smith and Louis Lionel Smith Sir Harold Gengoult Smith.15

Grave

  • Church of England Section M 600, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard SMITH
    died 7 Jan 1902 age 9 yrs
    Louis Lionel SMITH
    Killed in action in France
    2 Apr 1917 age 30 yrs
    Louise B.M. HANSON - DYER
    Officier De La Legion D'Honneur
    Founder of the Lyrebird Press Paris - Monaco
    19 Jul 1884 - 9 Nov 1962
    Beloved wife of J.B. HANSON
    Louis Lawrence SMITH
    died
    8 Jul 1910 age 80 yrs
    Marion Jane SMITH
    died 27 Jun 1921 age 68 yrs.16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Oct 1903, The is now little doubt in the public mind that Dr. L L. Smith will get in. Two two young lady equestrians (Miss Louise Smith and Miss Sleight) have been for the last week canvassing the district from house to house. Thoroughly understanding their business, and having a good command of language, they would make good parlimentarians themselves. They even boldly entered the enemy's camp and made no small stir in the place. Having done Berwick and the surrnounding district, they started down south, through Beaconsfield, Pakenham, on to Warragul, and are expected to return to headquarters (Beaconsfield) about the middle of next week. ... One the same day [as Argus staff visiting Mr Somers at the Towers] two ponies belonging to Dr. L. L. Smith, whilst standing out side the post office, took fright and bolted in a homeward direction, the drivers and others running after them. Mr. Payne, of the Pine Grove Hotel, promptly stopped them on their reaching his residence, thus averting serious results.17
  • 27 Jan 1904, A grand concert and dramatic entertainment was held last Saturday evening at Upper Beaconsfield, and was a great succes, thanks to the visitors at "Louisville," and Mrs. and Miss Smith.
    The following programme was gone through and needs no comment:
    Part I.—Piano solo (selected) Miss Louise Smith : song, "Vorrei," Signor Fiocchi ; song, "You Ask Me Why I Live," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Gift of Tritannes," Miss Louise Smith; duet (from H. Trovatore) Mrs. L. L. Smith and Signor Fiocchi : recitation, "The Bush Christening;" Professor Moloney ; song, "Two Lyrics," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Modern Lover," Miss O. Kreitmeyer ; song, "Ideal," Signor Fiocchi ; tableau, presented by Misses Stanley and McNab.
    Part II.—China—Japanese Force, presented by Louisville Dramatic Company. Scene, Tokio. Palace of Emperor Bing Bow. Cast of characters : Bing Bow (Emperor), Signor Fiochi ; Wi-Hung, Ho-Fan (Generals of Emporer), Mr. Geo. Baron? and Professor Moloney ; Hi-Say (Son of Ruler of Japan), Miss O Kreitmeyer ; Navko (The Great Wizard), Mr. August Fisher ; Boo-Ho, Sin-Choo (Lieutenants), Mr. Harold Smith and Dr. L. L. Smith ; Ko Kotel (Favorite Wife of Emperor) Miss Nola Hart ; Ping Pong, Eyecausee, Zela, Lelu-Sha (Wives of Emperor), Miss Louise Smith, Mrs. L. L Smith, Miss Vera Sahelberg, and the Hon. May Stanhope ; Kaipai (Tableau), Countess Von Steigli ; Ladies in waiting, attendants, &c; stage manager, Mr. G. Barnes.18
  • 9 May 1912, "AT HOME" AT "LOUISVILLE.
    A charming fashion of entertaining was the "at home" given by Mrs. L. L. Smith last Sat urday at her country home, "Louisville," Upper Beaconsfield, to celebrate the home-coming of her daughter and Mr. Dyer from their honey moon tour to Egypt and which extended to Europe. The guests, numbering about seventy, left town by the early morning train and were met at Beaconsfield by conveyances, in which they were driven to "Louisville," while a few motored up. On arrival the guests were regaled with sandwiches and then left to wander in the lovely grounds or to visit the fern-gully, as they preferred, until lunch-time. Just before that hour Mr. and Mrs. Dyer arrived, the lat ter very smartly gowned in a coat and skirt of the raven's wing blue-black, with a glimpse of red showing at the foot of the skirt, which was heavily braided. She also wore a "nocturne" blue tagel hat with white wings, and a beautiful sealskin coat. After they had been welcomed, a lunch of cold meats and hot vege tables was served in the arbor dining-room, which was embowered in a lovely passion vine in full flower.
    The afternoon was enlivened with music by a string band, and Mr. Walter Kirby, who was one of the guests seated in unconventional fashion on the end of the verandah, sang beau tifully to the delight of his hearers. Afternoon tea was served on the verandah, and before the guests left a hot dinner with champagne was partaken of in the dining-room.
    Mrs. L. L. Smith, who looked to advantage in black charmeuse trimmed with black and white and large hat with ostrich feathers, was untiring in her efforts to make the day an enjoyable one to her guests, a task in which she was assisted by her two sons. As the weather was absolutely perfect the day proved a delightful experience, and town was reached about half-past ten by a tired but happy company.
    Among those present were Sir Henry and Lady Weedon, Alderman and Miss Burton, Mrs. H. Burton, Alderman Jeffries and Miss Jef fries (of Adelaide), Mr. and Mrs. Edeson, Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Barclay, Miss Walsh, Mrs. Emery Gould, Miss Erica Bear, Mr. Dyer Jamie son, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. McDougall, Miss Walsh, Miss Paterson, and Miss Fraser.
    Mr. and Mrs. Dyer will be leaving Australia again shortly for a two years' tour of the world.19
  • 28 Dec 1922, Mrs. James Dyer, president of the Alliance Francaice of Victoria, has issued invitations for an "at home" at "Kerimell," Toorak, on Friday evening, December 29, to meet Admiral Gilly, members of the French Mission and the officers of the cruisers, Jules. Michelet, and Victor Hugo.20

Australian Dictionary of Biography

DYER, LOUISE BERTA MOSSON HANSON (1888-1962), patron of the arts and music publisher, was born on 19 July 1884 in Melbourne, daughter of Louis Lawrence Smith and his second wife Marion Jane, née Higgins. In 1891 she began attending Presbyterian Ladies' College, East Melbourne, where her musical aptitude soon emerged. A talented pianist, she won the gold medal of the Royal College of Music, London, and afterwards went to Edinburgh to continue her musical studies.
Three years after returning, Louise married, on 27 December 1911, 54-year-old James Dyer, who as a young man had sung in the Liedertafel. He was now Australasian manager of Messrs Michael Nairn & Co. of Kirkcaldy, Scotland: contemporary gossip columnists referred to him as 'Jimmy Dyer, the linoleum king'. Louise's immediate sphere of social activity became the P.L.C. Old Girls' Association, which she served first as secretary and then as president in two double terms, 1919-21 and 1924-26.
After moving in 1922 from Hawthorn to Kinnoul, Toorak, Louise Dyer held regular divertissements. The prime mover in the foundation of the British Music Society of Victoria in 1921, she was in touch with the best performers offering, and paid them handsomely. Programmes were designed by leading artists, the hostess rising to the occasion with gorgeous dressing; flamboyance united the imperious and Bohemian aspects of her personality. She was also serious: before long she was mounting a production of Gustav Holst's Savitri and the Lully-Molière Le Mariage Forcé. Active in the Alliance Française, she extended her interest in literature to works being written around her: she underwrote the publication in book form of Shaw Neilson's Ballad and Lyrical Poems (1923) and, with characteristic energy, organized a deputation to the prime minister which sought an increase in the funding of literary pensions.
The Dyers were bound eventually to move to Europe: on a previous departure Louise told the press of the necessity to go to England to procure music unavailable in Australia. Shortly after donating £10,000 to encourage the establishment of a permanent orchestra, they left Melbourne for England in April 1927 and a year later settled in Paris. There, after an initial period taking in galleries and concerts, she decided to complement the Lully edition then in progress by publishing a similar one of the music of Couperin le Grand, whose bicentenary was approaching. Thus was born the 'Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre', the homage to her homeland spelt out in a photograph of tail feathers from a lyre-bird that adorned the front endpapers.
When the twelve volumes of the Couperin edition appeared in 1933, they created a sensation: material which had existed hitherto only in manuscript form, or in inaccurate nineteenth century editions, suddenly became available as the finest printed music most people had ever seen, impeccably edited. The edition was intended to be as permanent as possible, 'traversing time and space', as Louise wrote in her introduction; and to this end the best engravers and printers in Paris were set to work with the finest hand-made papers. By 1940, some forty volumes had been printed, including collections of sonatas by Purcell and Blow and the Polyphonic Music of the XIIIth Century (bound in Australian blackwood). Gramophone recordings were undertaken initially as Mrs Dyer's response to the earnest theorizing of a young musicologist, who was suddenly provided with the facilities to demonstrate his arguments about performance; but as the catalogue grew, the recordings became the means by which the Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre became best known.
In the early long-playing era Lyre-Bird was the first to record the Monteverdi Vespers, Handel operas, the larger stage works of Purcell, and the complete ordres of Couperin; also works by Schönberg, Milhaud and Stravinsky. Such discs were often notable for the vivacity and freshness of the performance, often a direct result of Louise Dyer contacting the artists involved immediately after a particularly impressive radio broadcast. The publishing programme continued, though now overshadowed; as before, it catered for the needs of institutions and accredited scholars rather than the tastes of collectors.
Louise Dyer, along with the musicians Nadia Boulanger and Wanda Landowska, was a key figure in the revival of the serious performance of Baroque music in recent times: in consequence the French government appointed her a chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1934, with promotion to officier of that order in 1957. Yet although she moved effortlessly in Parisian musical and social circles, Louise Dyer's attachment to Australia, while attenuated, was unassailable. The Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre published works by Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Margaret Sutherland; Louise tried to interest Gallimard in publishing a translation of Furphy; and, at the moment of her greatest triumph, the appearance of the Couperin edition, she wrote of the presentation copy to the Public Library of Victoria, 'Number One went to the President of the French Republic; Number Two goes to my own homeland library'. She returned to Melbourne frequently, most notably to be lady mayoress to her brother (Sir) Harold Gengoult Smith in 1932.
James Dyer died in January 1938. On 6 April 1939 at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, Louise married 30-year-old Joseph Birch Hanson, an Englishman who had studied at the universities of Melbourne and Paris. They left Paris on the outbreak of war; Hanson attended Balliol College, Oxford, until August 1945. Finding post-war conditions in Paris untenable, they moved to Monaco, where they carried on their music publishing business. Louise Hanson-Dyer died in hospital at Monaco on 9 November 1962; her ashes were brought back to Melbourne general cemetery. The greater part of her Australian estate, valued in Victoria for probate at £241,380, was bequeathed to the University of Melbourne. The principal beneficiary of her estate in Europe was her husband, who carried on the work of l'Oiseau-Lyre; his second wife Margarita continues it still.
Portraits of Louise by Tom Roberts and W. B. McInnes, are in the National Gallery of Victoria and at P.L.C.21

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2853; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 476.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18471."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Jul 1884, p1.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M8614."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4619-715 - John Robert Brien to Harold Gengoult Smith and Louise Bertha Mosson Dyer Mortgage No 452702.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE3773b.htm
  7. [S9] GRO.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Dec 1939, p8.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2411-147 - Louise Bertha Mosson Hanson Dyer of 2 Rue des Rampartes Monaco Married Woman and Harold Gengoult Smith of 110 Collins Street, Melbourne, Surgeon (Executors of the Will of Marion Jane Smith deceased) - joint proprietors - C/T 8122-717.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8122-717 - Frank Mitchell Edwards of 9 Alexandra Avenue Canterbury Sales Manager.
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Hanson_Dyer
  12. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE3773b.htm

    Sources used to compile this entry: Davidson, Jim, Lyrebird Rising: Louise Hanson-Dyer of Oiseau-Lyre, 1884-1962, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic, 1994; Lemon, Barbara, 'In Her Gift: Activism and Altruism in Australian Women's Philanthropy, 1880-2005', PhD thesis, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, 2008; The University of Melbourne Statutes and Regulations, R7: Endowments other than those of Prizes, Exhibitions and Scholarships, R7.111, http://www.unimelb.edu.au/ExecServ/Statutes/r7.html [accessed July 2006].
  13. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.oiseaulyre.com/about.html
  14. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  15. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  16. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section M 600."
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Oct 1903, p2.
  18. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Jan 1904, p2.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk (Melbourne), 9 May 1912, p29.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 28 Dec 1922, p29.
  21. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080418b.htm
    Select Bibliography
    K. Fitzpatrick, PLC Melbourne (Melb, 1975); J. S. Neilson, The Autobiography of John Shaw Neilson (Canb, 1977); Record Society, Monthly Review, July 1964; 'Obituary', Times (London), 17 Nov 1962, p 10; Kate Baker collection (National Library of Australia); P. Serle papers (State Library of Victoria); private information. More on the resources
    Print Publication Details: Jim Davidson, 'Dyer, Louise Berta Mosson Hanson (1884 - 1962)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp 392-393.
Last Edited29 Jul 2017

Sir Harold Gengoult Smith

M, #515, b. 25 Jul 1890, d. 14 Apr 1983
Sir Harold Gengoult SMITH
(1890-1983)
Photograph by Imaging Studio
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Marion Jane Higgins b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921

World War I

Sir Harold Gengoult Smith was studying in Edinburgh when the war broke out. He interrupted his studies to enlist with 2nd Dragoon Guards. After the war he resumed his studies before returning to Australia.
His father was Dr Louis Lionel Smith, who had built Louisville (later known as Bimbimbie) at Dewhurst. His brother, Louis Lionel Smith, was killed in action in France.1
Birth*25 Jul 1890 East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B25041.2 
Birth-Notice*26 Jul 1890SMITH.—On the 25th inst. at her residence, Collins street, the wife of L. L. Smith of a son. Both well.3 
Note1909 As Lord Mayor of Melbourne during the city's Centenary celebrations Sir Harold Genouglt Smith originated the first World Air Race from London to Melbourne.
Initially a student of medicine, following the outbreak of the First World War Smith abandoned his studies to join the British Army as a Lieutenant in the Dragoon Guards.
After being wounded in France he returned to Edinburgh University, where he graduated in medicine in 1917. He was later elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Smith was elected to the Melbourne City Council in 1921 and later served two terms as Lord Mayor.
He was honoured with a knighthood in 1934.
As Chairman of Melbourne's Centenary celebrations in1934 he was instrumental in creating the World Air Race, which won by the Englishman Scott and Black in a De Havilland Comet in under four days.
During the Second World War Smith was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and commanded several Army General Hospitals.
He later served as a Board Member of the Fairfield and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospitals.4 
Land-Note10 Jul 1922 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A.73 (part): Mortgagee: Sir Harold Gengoult Smith Louise Berta Mosson Dyer. Not discharged - this property had three mortgages all taken out on 10 Jul 1922. Mortgagor was John Robert Brien.5 
Note*bt 1931 - 1934 Lord Mayor of Melbourne. 
Marriage*6 Dec 1933Spouse: Cynthia Mary Emmerton Brookes. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac8 Dec 1955 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5). Transfer from Marion Jane Smith to Louise Berta Mosson Dyer Sir Harold Gengoult Smith. 4a 1r 2p.6 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac14 Aug 1957 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 4.5). Transfer from Louise Berta Mosson Dyer Sir Harold Gengoult Smith to Frank Mitchell Edwards. 4a 1r 2p.7 
Widower22 Nov 1961Sir Harold Gengoult Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Cynthia Mary Emmerton Brookes.8 
Death*14 Apr 1983 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D07973 (Age 92.)8 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
191471 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: student. With Marion Jane Smith and Louise Berta Mosson Smith Louis Lionel Smith.9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Jan 1904, A grand concert and dramatic entertainment was held last Saturday evening at Upper Beaconsfield, and was a great succes, thanks to the visitors at "Louisville," and Mrs. and Miss Smith.
    The following programme was gone through and needs no comment:
    Part I.—Piano solo (selected) Miss Louise Smith : song, "Vorrei," Signor Fiocchi ; song, "You Ask Me Why I Live," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Gift of Tritannes," Miss Louise Smith; duet (from H. Trovatore) Mrs. L. L. Smith and Signor Fiocchi : recitation, "The Bush Christening;" Professor Moloney ; song, "Two Lyrics," Miss Stanley ; recitation, "The Modern Lover," Miss O. Kreitmeyer ; song, "Ideal," Signor Fiocchi ; tableau, presented by Misses Stanley and McNab.
    Part II.—China—Japanese Force, presented by Louisville Dramatic Company. Scene, Tokio. Palace of Emperor Bing Bow. Cast of characters : Bing Bow (Emperor), Signor Fiochi ; Wi-Hung, Ho-Fan (Generals of Emporer), Mr. Geo. Baron? and Professor Moloney ; Hi-Say (Son of Ruler of Japan), Miss O Kreitmeyer ; Navko (The Great Wizard), Mr. August Fisher ; Boo-Ho, Sin-Choo (Lieutenants), Mr. Harold Smith and Dr. L. L. Smith ; Ko Kotel (Favorite Wife of Emperor) Miss Nola Hart ; Ping Pong, Eyecausee, Zela, Lelu-Sha (Wives of Emperor), Miss Louise Smith, Mrs. L. L Smith, Miss Vera Sahelberg, and the Hon. May Stanhope ; Kaipai (Tableau), Countess Von Steigli ; Ladies in waiting, attendants, &c; stage manager, Mr. G. Barnes.10
  • 19 Feb 1918, Dr. Harold Smith, son of Mrs. L. L. Smith, of 71 Collins street, returned to Melbourne yesterday, after having been on active service for nearly four years. He joined the Dragoon Guards early in the war, and rose to the rank of captain. While on furlough recovering from the effects of sickness and a slight wound, Dr. Smith passed his final examination for the degree of doctor of medicine at Edinburgh, and it is his intention to practice in Melbourne. Captain Louis Smith, only brother of Dr. Smith, was killed in France last year.11
  • 21 Feb 1918, If old Dr. L. L. Smith were still in the land of the living he would be proud of his sons' war records. Captain Louis Smith was killed in France last year in gallant action, and Dr. Harold Smith has just returned after nearly four years' service in the field. Early in the war he joined the Dragoon Guards, and won his present commission, and during a spell in England he passed his final medical examination at Edinburgh. He will settle down to practise in Melbourne.12
  • 12 May 1925, An offer of an acre of ground as a site for a State school in North Beaconsfield was made by Dr. Harold Smith and Mr T. Shanks. Dr Smith's block was accepted as the most central.13
  • 29 Apr 1933, LORD MAYOR ENGAGED. To Miss Cynthia Brookes.
    The engagement is announced of Dr Harold Gengoult Smith, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, to Cynthia, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Norman Brookes, of Kurneh, Domain road, South Yarra, and Cliff House, Frankston.14
  • 7 Nov 1936, INFANT BAPTISED. Duke of Gloucester as Godfather. MELBOURNE, November 6. Quietly and in the presence of a little group of relatives and intimate family friends, the infant daughter of Sir Harold and Lady Gengoult Smith was baptised in St Paul's Cathedral this morning by Archbishop Head. In courtesy to Sir Harold and Lady Gengoult Smith, who were Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Melbourne during the Centenary celebrations, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester was godfather to the baby, and acting as proxy for him at the service was Sir Stanley Argyle. The godmothers were Mrs. James Dyer, sister of Sir Harold Gengoult Smith, and Miss Hersey Brookes, sister ot Lady Gengoult Smith.15

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Sir Harold Gengoult Smith (1890-1983), lord mayor and medical practitioner, was born on 25 July 1890 in East Melbourne, third of four children of English-born parents Louis Lawrence Smith, medical practitioner and politician, and his wife Marion Jane, née Higgins. Harold enjoyed an outdoor life on his father’s model farms at Beaconsfield, and was educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School. He studied medicine in Scotland, but his course was interrupted by the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Serving in France with the 2nd Dragoon Guards, he was twice wounded, but not seriously. From July 1915 to April 1916 he held a commission in the cavalry. Returning to Scotland, he served in Red Cross hospitals while completing his studies. In 1917 he qualified as a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Edinburgh, and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
Back in Australia Smith practised at his late father’s Collins Street medical rooms from 1919, and in 1921 he was elected to the Melbourne City Council. A keen adventurer, in 1929 he explored the Tanami Desert, 400 miles (644 km) north-west of Alice Springs, with Michael Terry.
In 1931 (Sir) Harold Luxton retired as lord mayor of Melbourne and there was a closely fought contest between Smith and another councillor, John James Liston, to replace him. Liston was regarded as inimical to business interests, and Smith won the position by one vote. Had the votes been equal it was speculated that the presiding officer would have chosen Liston.
Melbourne’s first bachelor mayor, Smith vigorously took up the mayoral role. His sister, Louise Dyer, returned from France to be lady mayoress, taking leave from her music publishing business, Editions de l’Oiseau Lyre. On 6 December 1933 Smith married Cynthia Mary Emmerton Brookes, the daughter of Sir Norman and Mabel Brookes. She was 21 and he was 43, and their marriage at St Paul’s Church of England Cathedral, Melbourne, was the wedding of the year, attracting thousands of onlookers. By then plans were afoot for the Victorian centenary celebrations (1934), and Smith chaired several organising committees. He conceived the England to Australia air race and persuaded the confectionery magnate Sir Macpherson Robertson to provide £15,000 in prize money. The celebrations were honoured by a Royal visitor, the Duke of Gloucester, who was later godfather to Smith’s first child; (Sir) Robert Menzies was godfather to his second child. In addition, the celebrations were marked by the erection of new city landmarks, including Captain Cook’s cottage (now known as Cook’s cottage) and the Shrine of Remembrance.
Smith was knighted in 1934. He retired as mayor at the end of that year, but was to remain a member of the city council—representing Albert (later Latrobe) Ward—until 1965, making him the city’s longest-serving councillor. His only other attempt at political office was to stand unsuccessfully as a United Australia Party candidate in a State election in 1940. Following his retirement as mayor, he undertook postgraduate medical studies, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, in 1935. Returning to Melbourne, he resumed his medical practice.
Having been active for much of the period 1908-33 in the Citizen Military Forces, Smith volunteered for full-time duty in World War II. Mobilised as a lieutenant colonel, Australian Army Medical Corps, in April 1941, he served in Australia and commanded the 5th Casualty Clearing Station (1941-42), the 50th Camp Hospital (1942-44), the 111th Australian General Hospital (1944-45) and the 107th Convalescent Depot (1945-46). He transferred to the Reserve of Officers on 2 March 1946 and thence, as an honorary colonel, to the Retired List in 1948.
Known for his courtesy and old-world charm, the veteran councillor was seldom given to long speeches—when he spoke it was usually to the point and in a soft, gentlemanly voice. A defender of British tradition, Smith decried new architecture, modern art and long-haired pop singers (including the Beatles), and applauded Melbourne’s trees and parklands. He was conservative by inclination and tended to be frugal both in his private life and in his municipal role. As an influential member of the council’s finance committee, he dismayed the management by successfully advocating the purchase of only half of a site proposed for new administrative offices. The land was not built on for forty years. Predeceased by his wife (d.1962) and survived by their daughter and son, Sir Harold died on 14 April 1983 at Armadale, Melbourne, and was cremated.16

Citations

  1. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#B25041."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Jul 1890, p1.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://dbtw.mgs.vic.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/textbase/…
    Smith, Sir Harold Gengoult - OM Year 1909 - Physician and Lord Mayor of Melbourne.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4619-715 - John Robert Brien to Harold Gengoult Smith and Louise Bertha Mosson Dyer Mortgage No 452702.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2411-147 - Louise Bertha Mosson Hanson Dyer of 2 Rue des Rampartes Monaco Married Woman and Harold Gengoult Smith of 110 Collins Street, Melbourne, Surgeon (Executors of the Will of Marion Jane Smith deceased) - joint proprietors - C/T 8122-717.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8122-717 - Frank Mitchell Edwards of 9 Alexandra Avenue Canterbury Sales Manager.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  10. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 27 Jan 1904, p2.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Feb 1918 p4.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 21 Feb 1918, p6.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1925 p7.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Apr 1933 p20.
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Mercury Hobart. 7 Nov 1936 p15.
  16. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, John Young, 'Smith, Sir Harold Gengoult (1890–1983)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/…, published in hardcopy 2012, accessed online 19 April 2014.
    Select Bibliography
    Official Centenary Guide and Souvenir (1935)
    M. Brookes, Crowded Galleries (1956)
    1934: A Year in the Life of Victoria (1984)
    Herald (Melbourne), 3 July 1965, p 6
    Bulletin, 17 July 1965, pp 31, 32
    B883, item VX117117 (National Archives of Australia)
    private information and personal knowledge.
Last Edited21 May 2018

Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard Smith

F, #516, b. 15 Oct 1891, d. 7 Jan 1902
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Marion Jane Higgins b. 23 Oct 1853, d. 27 Jun 1921
Birth*15 Oct 1891 41 Collins Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B5910/1892.1 
Birth-Notice*16 Oct 1891SMITH -On the 15th inst, at 41 Collins street, Melbourne, the wife of Dr L. L. Smith, M.P., F.R.G.S., F.S.A., of a daughter. Both well.2 
Death*7 Jan 1902 Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D464 age 10 [mother as Polly].3 
Inquest8 Jan 1902Inquest held 1902/36. Female, Smith, Gladys Marion Grace, Accident stone fell on her neck, Beaconfield.4 
Death-Notice*11 Jan 1902SMITH.—On the 7th January, at Beaconsfield, the result of accident, Gladys, the beloved youngest daughter of Dr. L. L. and Mrs. Smith, aged 9 years.5 

Grave

  • Church of England Section M 600, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Gladys Marion Grace Sherrard SMITH
    died 7 Jan 1902 age 9 yrs
    Louis Lionel SMITH
    Killed in action in France
    2 Apr 1917 age 30 yrs
    Louise B.M. HANSON - DYER
    Officier De La Legion D'Honneur
    Founder of the Lyrebird Press Paris - Monaco
    19 Jul 1884 - 9 Nov 1962
    Beloved wife of J.B. HANSON
    Louis Lawrence SMITH
    died
    8 Jul 1910 age 80 yrs
    Marion Jane SMITH
    died 27 Jun 1921 age 68 yrs.6

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1902, A PICNIC FATALITY. MELBOURNE, Wednesday Night. An inquest was held to-day in connection with the death of Gladys Smith, 9 years old, a daughter of Dr L. L. Smith. The evidence showed that deceased, whilst attending a picnic party at Beaconsfield, fell from a tree and received injuries which caused her death. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.7
  • 9 Jan 1902, FATAL FALL. Friends of Dr. L. L. Smith, for many years a member of the Legislative Assembly, will regret to hear that his little daughter, Gladys, aged 9 years, met with a fatal accident at Beaconsfield. The child was attending a picnic, and, from the meagre details to hand, appears to have fallen from a tree on her head, and died shortly afterwards. Mr Dickson went to Berwick to-day, and held an inquiry, when a verdict of accidental death was returned.8
  • 9 Jan 1902, FATAL ACCIDENT AT A PICNIC. A picnic which was held at Beaconsfield on Tuesday last, and attended by a number of friends of Mr. L. L. Smith, was abrupty ended by a fatal accident to Mr. Smith's daughter, Gladys, aged nine years. The party set out from his house at Beaconsfield, and during the afternoon, as they were descending a steep hill, the little girl missed her footing and slipped. She put out her hand to stop herself, and in doing so dislodged a large rock, weighing 6cwt. or 7cwt., which rolled on top of her, striking her on the head. She was picked up in an uncouncionus state, and was carried to the house, where life was pronounced extinct. A report of the sad occurrence has been forwarded to Mr Dickson, the acting district coroner. A magisterial inquiry was held, at which a verdict of an accidental death was returned.9
  • 11 Jan 1902, Gladys Smith, the 9-year-old daughter of the Hon. L. L. Smith, fell from a tree at a picnic at Beaconsfield on Tuesday, and received injuries which caused her death shortly afterwards. A magisterial inquiry was held Wednesday, at which a verdict of accidental death was returned. The deceased was a pupil of St. Patrick's Ladies' College (Sisters of Charity), East Melbourne.10
  • 13 Jan 1902, Melbourne Social Notes
    Speaking of picnics, was not that a terribly sad event at Beaconsfield, about Dr. L. L. Smith's little girl. She was the dearest little child, for Mrs. Smith brings up her children beautifully. They are certainly taken out and about far more than young people generally are, but they are very simple and childish in manner, a treat in these days of spoiled children. Little Gladys, young as she was, can fittingly be described as her mother's right-hand. The children all worship their mother, and Gladys was often found relieving her of many little household duties. The poor little girl had forgotten something, and turned to go back for it, when her foot slipped. She instinctively stretched out her hand, touched a large boulder, and al though it appeared quite secure, the impetus was sufficient to move it. It struck her upon the head, instantly killing her. Mrs. Smith, who was under the impression that her little daughter had only fainted, insis ted upon carrying the body all the long journey back to the house.11
  • 16 Jan 1902, GREAT sympathy is felt for Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Smith in their grief at the death of their little daughter, Gladys. Whilst the child was attempting to climb a precipitous hill at Beaconsfield, a large boulder got loose and came crashing down on her. With great difficulty her mother and other members of the family removed the heavy stone from the girl's body, but Gladys was then quite unconscious and never moved or spoke again.12
  • 4 Oct 1902, There is at present on view at Glen's music warehouse, Collins-street, a well-executed portrait in oils of Gladys, the deceased youthful daughter of Mr. L. L. Smith. The artist, Baron Paszthory, had to contend against the disadvantage of never having seen the subject of his picture, who was the victim of an unfortunate accident at Beaconsfield in January last. The portrait had, therefore, to be painted from a photograph. Despite this difficulty a telling and artistic likeness has been produced.13
  • 7 Jan 1905, SMITH. —In loving memory of our little Gladys, who was killed by a fall at Upper Beaconsfield, January 7, 1902.
    The gardener said, who plucked my flower? The Master said I plucked it for myself, And the gardener held his peace. —(Mother.)14

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Oct 1891, p1.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D464 age 10 [mother as Polly]."
  4. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 24/P0000 unit 743, item 1902/36
    Female, Smith, Gladys Marion Grace, Accident stone fell on her neck, Beaconfield, 1902/36, 08 Jan 1902,.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - Australasian, 11 Jan 1902, p56.
  6. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section M 600."
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle, 9 Jan 1902, p2.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser, 9 Jan 1902, p1.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Jan 1902 p8.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Advocate (Melbourne), 11 Jan 1902, p14.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 13 Jan 1902, p5.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Punch (Melbourne), 16 Jan 1902, p18.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 4 Oct 1902, p38
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196581392
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jan 1905, p9.
Last Edited8 Jul 2018

Sarah Ann Taylor

F, #517, b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Married NameSmith. 
Birth*1836 Wavertree, Lancashire, England, baptised 26 Jun 1836 at Holy Trinity, Wavertree C02330-5.1,2,3 
Marriage*28 Feb 1867Spouse: Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. Home of Robert Kirkwood EWING, Launceston, TAS, Australia, TAS#M331.4
Land-UBeac*6 Jul 1877Sarah Ann Smith selected land from the Crown. PAK-84. 19a 2r 0p - Selected by S. A. SMITH on 6 Jul 1877. Land sale 4869 on 9 July 1878. Upset price £1/ac, Valued at £53. Crown grant to L L SMITH on 9 July 1878.5 
Land-Note*18 Feb 1878 Collins Street East, Melbourne. Feb 18, 1878.
Dear Sir, My wife selected a 20 acre selection at Pakenham. She caused the timber to be cleared and she fenced in the land, all except the one line, when I received notice that as a married woman she could not select. I then applied for it for a friend who seeing seeming injustice was to be done to her, intended to hand it over to her after he had complied with all and every demainds of the Department. The answer was he could not get it because it was not again ... open for selection or gazetted, I forgot which.
Now several married ladies have selected, for instance a Mrs Salmon who has her license and .. granted.
As my wife does not own an acre in the colony, I wish to know why she cannot obtain this 20 acres, which she has set her mind on and on which she has expended her money.
Yours, Louis L Smith.5 
Land-Note12 Mar 1878 Sarah Ann Smith, Pakenham. 873/49
Memo for the Surveyor General,
The question for decision herein is not, I think only the bare legal aspect of the case but the policy involved in the issue of licenses under Sec 49 L.A.1869 to married women.
In the case of Mrs Walker the late Minister (Mr Gillies) directed the refusal of the Application on the opinion of the late Attorney general (Mr Kerferd) that Sec 21 part II L.A.1869 prohibited the issue of such license. I do not think Mr Copingers opinion can be held against that of the Chief Law Officer of the Crown and therefore the law as at present interpreted is against the issue of the license.
With regard to the policy of such issue I would submit that in nive cases out of ten the husband would certainly derive benefit directly from the wife's selection and the license would virtually be his. Ashe could also hold a license in his own name it would certainly lead to a grave evasion of the provision of the 49th Sec L.A.1869. In the cases of margaret Anderson and of Ellen Kitz, I am informed these ladies were married at the time they made application in their maiden names. Their applications therefore were to say the least of it most disingenious and misleading. If the issue of these licenses is to be upheld then there can be no reason why Mrs L.L. Smith shoudl be treated differently.
I beg to be instructed definitely respecting the issue of licenses under Sec 49 L.A.1869 to married women.
J. J. Blunden
12 Mar 1878.5 
Land-Note1878 Sarah Ann Smith, Pakenham. 873/49
Prior to obtaining the valuation of improvements in this case as directed by the Hon. the Minister, I would desire to be instructed upon the question of selection under Sec. 49 by married women.
The practice of the Department hitherto, has been to refuse all such applications unless the applicants possessed a protestion order or were judicially separated from their husbands.
Lately however several applications made by married women for land at Pakenham have been granted notably Mrs Salmon and Miss Kitz - in this latter case, the applicant although married signed the application in her maiden name and thus it was passed. In Mrs Salmon's case, she also, signed her maiden name Anderson, but as I was aware that she was married, made some enquiries upon the subject and was informed by Mr Murrah and mr Walstab, that the application could go on in her married name as a legal opinion in favour of such a course had been obtained some time before in a similar case; and subsequently the Hon. the Minister gave a similar direction.
The land applied for by Mrs Smith has been thrown open for selection in the usual way but has not been applied for again, and might therefore I think, if the above views be upheld, be now granted to her, as her application was refused in the first instance under a misapprehension as to its legality.
I presume that the direction in this matter will similarly affect applications for transfers to married women.
With regard to Mrs Salmon, I may mention that I believe that certain property which was left to her by her first husband, was prior to her 2nd marriage, absolutely settled on her and on mrs Kitz's application the District Surveyor has made a memo that she "holds property in her own right under protection order and that her husband is alive" (name J C F Brache).
Both Mrs Salmon's and Mrs Brache's husbands hold licenses under Sec. 49 for land adjoining their wives' allotments.
Case of Mary Walker which bears upon this subject attached for perusal. (973/49 Castlemaine.)5 
Land-Note10 Apr 1878 April 10th 1878. Mr Skeene, Sometime since I saw you in conjunction with Mr Longmore re an application for my wife's land at Pakenham when you stated there could be no difficulty for her to receive 20 acres under this 49th clause. Mr Longmore made some order on it since then I have receive intimation as to whether it would be put up for sale. I have fenced it all in and laid down a ... English grass and cut ... timber and stacked it. I wish you to understand I do not want in any way my position as member of Parliament for favors to be given to me, but it certainly seems extraordinary that often married ladies should have this granted, though it not to be given to my wife. Yours &c. L.L. Smith.5 
Land-UBeac*9 Jul 1878 PAK-84. Transfer from Sarah Ann Smith to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 2r 0p - Selected by S. A. SMITH (no date). Land sale 4869 on 9 July 1878. Upset price £1/ac, Valued at £53. Crown grant to L L SMITH on 9 July 1878.5,6 
Land-Note15 Jul 1878 July 15th 1878. Mr Walstab. Dear Sir, At the sale of Crown land July 9th at Mr Byrnes Rooms I attended at Dr. L. L.. Smith's request and purchased Lot 13 allot. 84 Parish of Pakenham for which I paid with Dr. Smith's cheque. I however made the mistake of taking the receipt in Mrs Smith's name instead of ... Smith's. Will you kindly alter it and oblige. Yours truly, John D Mahon.
Enclosed please find cheque for balance.
19.7.1878
Dear Doctor, I have submitted this. The lady's consent is necessary. Yours Walstab
July 23rd/78
As my consent is necessary I hereby give it. S A Smith. Witness John D Mahon
...
12.7.1878. No license was ever issued to Mrs Smith in respect of this land. S Russell Smith
30.7.1878 The Crown Grant must issue to the person signing the sale book, i.e. to Mrs Smith. This ruling was given by the Surveyor General sometime since in a case in which a similar mistake occurred to that alleged herein. Blunden.
1.8.1878 ... it was resolved that the title could only be issued to L. L. Smith is he paid a transfer of land fee, which he did on 24 Mar 1879 £1 10s. 6p.
25.3.1879 Melbourne Sale of 9.7.78 Dr L. L. Smith having now paid the requisite fee for transfer the Crown Grant can now issue in his name. See direction of 1/8/78. S Russell Smith. 
Death*18 Nov 1882 Collins Street, Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, #D12529 (Age 45) [par James TAYLOR & Mary KELSHAW].7 
Death-Notice*20 Nov 1882SMITH.—On the 18th inst., at his residence, Collins-street east, Sarah Ann, wife of the Hon. L. L. Smith.8 
Death-Notice25 Nov 1882SMITH.—On Saturday, 18th November, Sarah Ann, wife of the hon. L. L. Smith, aged 43 years, at his residence, Collins-street east.9 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
6 Jun 1841James TAYLOR (coal dealer), Yewtree Cottage, Wavertree Village, Lancashire, EnglandAge 510
30 Mar 1851Mary TAYLOR (Annuitant), 12 Orford Street, Wavertree, Lancashire, EnglandAge 1411

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 681/682, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of the beloved children of Louis Lawrence SMITH of this city
    Magdalena Gengoult died 7 Sep 1856 age 1 mth
    Louis Lawrence died 8 Nov 1861, age 1 yr
    Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta SMITH died 14 Jan 1866, age 10 mths
    Harold Tyrrell SMITH died 6 Dec 1866, age 5 mth
    also his mother
    Magdalena Netta SMITH died 19 Mar 1877 age 79 yrs
    Sarah Ann died Nov. 1882, 46 yrs.
    (This stone is heavily weathered).12

Family

Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Children 1.Magdalena Gengoult Smith b. 27 Mar 1856, d. 7 Sep 1856
 2.Louis Lawrence Smith b. 11 Jan 1858, d. 8 Nov 1861
 3.Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith b. 1861
 4.Louis Lawrence Smith+ b. Jul 1863, d. 23 May 1910
 5.Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanette Smith b. 25 Mar 1865, d. 14 Jan 1866
 6.Harold Tyrell Smith b. 17 Jun 1866, d. 2 Dec 1866
 7.Julia Maud Smith b. 14 Nov 1867, d. Feb 1868
 8.Victoria Josephine Smith b. 27 Mar 1869, d. 1955
 9.Minnie Lavinia Smith+ b. 25 Mar 1870, d. 5 Aug 1952
 10.Mary Louisa Kelshaw Smith b. Sep 1874, d. 1933
 11.Nanetta Rose Smith b. 26 Feb 1877, d. 20 Oct 1965

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Nov 1882, LATEST FROM MELBOURNE. (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Saturday Evening. Dr. L. L. Smith's wife died to-day.13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D12529 [par James TAYLOR & Mary KELSHAW]."
  2. [S187] Familysearch "parents marriage at Childwall Lancashire on 4 Aug 1829.
    "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N6G9-5ZX : accessed 22 Jun 2014), James Taylor and Mary Kelshaw, 1829; citing Childwall, Lancashire, England, reference 2:SKX75P; FHL microfilm 1068853.
    "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NKJH-DJN : accessed 22 Jun 2014), James Taylor and Mary Kelshaw, 04 Aug 1829; citing Childwall, Lancashire, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1068853."
  3. [S187] Familysearch ""England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J9DM-CQ2 : accessed 22 Jun 2014), Sarah Ann Taylor, 26 Jun 1836; citing Wavertree, Lancashire, England, reference item 1; FHL microfilm 1068856."
  4. [S187] Familysearch "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 - All localities (combined) - Marriages - RGD 37/26. Marriages, 1867 - Image 161 of 310
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-35345-2821-9,387551301,387636901."
  5. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3905
    873/49 SARAH ANN SMITH PAKENHAM 84 19--2--0. 1877 - 1879.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-833 - Louis Lawrence Smith of Melbourne.
  7. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 20 Nov 1882, p1.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Sat 25 Nov 1882, p40.
  10. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 511; Book: 9; Civil Parish: Childwall; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 34; Page: 18; Line: 5; GSU roll: 306899."
  11. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 2192; Folio: 1068; Page: 49; GSU roll: 87200-87201."
  12. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section L 681/682."
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Mon 20 Nov 1882, p3.
Last Edited1 Nov 2017

Louis Lawrence Smith

M, #518, b. 11 Jan 1858, d. 8 Nov 1861
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*11 Jan 1858 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B1041R - as Smith and Taylor.1 
Death*8 Nov 1861 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D10378 (Age 4) - registered as Louis Lawrence TAYLOR.2 
Death-Notice*9 Nov 1861SMITH.—On the 8th inst., aged four years, Louis Lawrence Smith, eldest son of L. L. Smith.3 

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 681/682, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of the beloved children of Louis Lawrence SMITH of this city
    Magdalena Gengoult died 7 Sep 1856 age 1 mth
    Louis Lawrence died 8 Nov 1861, age 1 yr
    Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta SMITH died 14 Jan 1866, age 10 mths
    Harold Tyrrell SMITH died 6 Dec 1866, age 5 mth
    also his mother
    Magdalena Netta SMITH died 19 Mar 1877 age 79 yrs
    Sarah Ann died Nov. 1882, 46 yrs.
    (This stone is heavily weathered).4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Registered as Smith and Taylor (father not listed)."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Nov 1861 p4.
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section L 681/682."
Last Edited28 Apr 2014

Magdalena Gengoult Smith

F, #519, b. 27 Mar 1856, d. 7 Sep 1856
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*27 Mar 1856 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B3850R - as Smith and Taylor.1,2 
Death*7 Sep 1856 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D3519 age 4M.3 

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 681/682, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of the beloved children of Louis Lawrence SMITH of this city
    Magdalena Gengoult died 7 Sep 1856 age 1 mth
    Louis Lawrence died 8 Nov 1861, age 1 yr
    Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta SMITH died 14 Jan 1866, age 10 mths
    Harold Tyrrell SMITH died 6 Dec 1866, age 5 mth
    also his mother
    Magdalena Netta SMITH died 19 Mar 1877 age 79 yrs
    Sarah Ann died Nov. 1882, 46 yrs.
    (This stone is heavily weathered).4

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Registered as Smith and Taylor (father not listed)."
  2. [S208] John Poynter, The Audacious Adventures of Dr LL Smith, Volume I, page 99 from a letter to his mother dated 25 Apr 1856.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B3850R."
  4. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section L 681/682."
Last Edited22 Jun 2014

Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith

M, #520, b. 1861
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*1861 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B6374R - as Smith and Taylor.1 
Land-UBeac*9 Jun 1877Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith selected land from the Crown. PAK-105. 19a 3r 39p - Land File 867/49 (1880 map). Govt Land Sale 5019 21 Feb 1879, upset £1/ac, valued £73 14s. Selected by Edward L. G. SMITH Crown Grant on 21 Feb 1879.2,3,4 
Marriage*14 Jun 1882Spouse: Minnie Goodacre. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
 
Land-UBeac*13 Sep 1882 PAK-105. Transfer from Edward Gengoult Longmore Smith to Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith. 19a 3r 39p.5 
Note*bt 1883 - 1890 4 children: Harry Edward L G 1883/2000 Sydney ; Louis Laurence 1885/18145 Parramatta ; Eulalie 1888/27437 Molong ; Frederick W 1890/25194 Newtown.6 
Marriage*1903Spouse: Mary Grenfell. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M7525.7
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • SMITH, E G. Pakenham Gazetted      
    14 Mar 1879 Licenses under Land Act Cancelled or Declared Void8
  • 22 Mar 1898, DIVORCE COURT - SMITH v. SMITH.
    Minnie Smith, formerly Minnie Goodacre, of Sydney, sought for a judicial separation from her husband, Edward Longmore Gongoult Smith, upon the ground of cruelty. The petitioner was married on Juno 11, 1882, at Sydney, according to the rites of the English Church. There were four children issue of the marriage. Petitioner asserted that for five years past her husband had habitually ill-treated her and committed many acts of cruelty. She also charged him with being an habitual drunkard. His Honor granted a decree for judicial separation, petitioner to have the custody ot the children.9
  • 18 May 1898, Smith v Smith. The appellant, Edward Longmore G Smith, who was the respondent in the suit, appeared in person in support of a motion for a new trial. It appeared, according to the affidavit of the appellant, that the suit, which was one for judicial separation brought by the wife, Minnie Smith, came on for hearing on March 21 last. The appellant appeared to oppose, but, finding that there were three cases on the list prior to his, he left for Regent-street Police Station, Redfern, in order to serve a subpoena upon Constable Harland, whom he desired to call as a witness, and when he returned to the court at 11.30 am he found that the case had been called on and disposed of in his absence, and a decree of judicial separation pronounced. Appellant also stated in his affidavit that he could bring evidence of such misconduct on the part of his wife as to disentitle her to a judicial separation. He now appealed on the ground that the suit having come on for hearing unexpectedly the decree was obtained in the absence of the respondent and also for the rea sons set out in the affidavit. There was now no appearance on the part of the wife.
    The Chief Justice: I am afraid we cannot grant you a new trial on the grounds stated.10
  • 31 May 1902, SMITH v. SMITH.
    Mr. H. Pilcher, instructed by Messrs. Hilliard and Mansfield, appeared for the petitioner, Minnie Smith, formerly Goodacre, who sought a dissolution of her marriage with Edward Longmore Genjoult Smith on the ground of his misconduct with a woman named in the petition. There was no appearance of the respondent. The parties were married by the Registrar-General of New South Wales on June 14, 1882. His Honor on the evidence found the issues proved by petitioner, and granted the rule nisi for the dissolution of the marriage, making it returnable in three months. Costs to be paid by the respondent.11
  • 3 Oct 1902, His Honor also made absolute the decrees nisi in the following suits and declared the marriages dissolved: Minnie Smith v Edward Longmore Gergoult Smith (with the custody of the children)12
  • 20 Oct 1936, His son:
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES -Probate Jurisdiction -In the Estate of HARRY EDWARD LONGMORE GENGOULT SMITH late of 9 Flora Street Arncliffe In the State of New South Wales Tram Driver (Retired) deceased -Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Adminis tration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased with the Will annexed may be granted to the PUBLIC TRUSTEE, and all persons having claims against the said Estate must render the same in detail to the undersigned on or before the twen tieth day of November 1936. W B GEDDES Pub lic Trustee St James Buildings Elizabeth street Sydney.13,14

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Registered as Smith and Taylor (father not listed)."
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919     
    867/49 EDWARD G SMITH PAKENHAM 105 19--3--39. 1877 - 1879
    Gentleman of 85 Bourke Street East Melbourne.
  3. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1885 rates paid by Edw G Purvis; 1886 paid by Charles Tattersall - 1887 Tattersall owner.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-999 - Edward Longmore Gengoult Smith of Melbourne.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1105-999 - Louis Lawrence Smith of Collins Street East Melbourne Esquire - C/T 1391-152.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "#M7525 possible remarriage."
  8. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Index Govt Gazette."
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Mar 1898, p3.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 1898, p5.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 1902, p11.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 3 Oct 1902, p8.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald 20 Oct 1936 p2.
  14. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "SMITH HARRY EDWARD L G 13100/1936 [par EDWARD LONGMORE G & MINNIE] at ROCKDALE."
Last Edited8 Aug 2018

Louis Lawrence Smith

M, #521, b. Jul 1863, d. 23 May 1910
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*Jul 1863 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B21809 (as Unnamed Male.)1 
Birth-Notice*14 Jul 1863SMITH -At her residence, 6 Royal-terrace, Nicholson street, Fitzroy, Mrs. L. L. Smith of a son.2 
Marriage13 Apr 1881Spouse: Mary Wilson. Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #M2705.3
 
Death*23 May 1910 Longreach, QLD, Australia, #D1910/C25. 
Death-Notice*25 Jun 1910SMITH. —On the 23rd May, 1910, at Longreach, Queensland, Louis Lawrence, the beloved husband of Mary Smith, late of Geelong, and father of Louis Lawrence, Edward Tyrell, and James.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B21809."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Jul 1863, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2705."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jun 1910 p13.
Last Edited30 Apr 2014

Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanette Smith

F, #522, b. 25 Mar 1865, d. 14 Jan 1866
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*25 Mar 1865 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #B1491/1866.1 
Birth-Notice*27 Mar 1865SMITH.—On the 25th inst., at her residence, No. 6 Royal-terrace, Nicholson-street, Fitzroy, Mrs. L. L. Smith of a daughter.2 
Death*14 Jan 1866 Fitzroy, VIC, Australia, #D934 (Age 10M.)3 
Death-Notice*15 Jan 1866SMITH.-Last night (Sunday), Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta Smith, aged ten months, the beloved daughter of Mr. L. L. Smith.4 

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 681/682, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of the beloved children of Louis Lawrence SMITH of this city
    Magdalena Gengoult died 7 Sep 1856 age 1 mth
    Louis Lawrence died 8 Nov 1861, age 1 yr
    Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta SMITH died 14 Jan 1866, age 10 mths
    Harold Tyrrell SMITH died 6 Dec 1866, age 5 mth
    also his mother
    Magdalena Netta SMITH died 19 Mar 1877 age 79 yrs
    Sarah Ann died Nov. 1882, 46 yrs.
    (This stone is heavily weathered).5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B1491."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Mar 1865, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Jan 1866, p4.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section L 681/682."
Last Edited30 Apr 2014

Harold Tyrell Smith

M, #523, b. 17 Jun 1866, d. 2 Dec 1866
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*17 Jun 1866 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B22990.1 
Birth-Notice*19 Jun 1866SMITH.-On the 17th inst., at his residence, the wife of Mr. L. L. Smith of a son.2 
Death*2 Dec 1866 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D11359 age 5M.3 
Death-Notice*3 Dec 1866SMITH.-On the 2nd inst., Harold Tyrrel, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Smith, of gastro-enteritis, aged five months.4 

Grave

  • Church of England Section L 681/682, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In memory of the beloved children of Louis Lawrence SMITH of this city
    Magdalena Gengoult died 7 Sep 1856 age 1 mth
    Louis Lawrence died 8 Nov 1861, age 1 yr
    Mary Chlotilde Grace Nanetta SMITH died 14 Jan 1866, age 10 mths
    Harold Tyrrell SMITH died 6 Dec 1866, age 5 mth
    also his mother
    Magdalena Netta SMITH died 19 Mar 1877 age 79 yrs
    Sarah Ann died Nov. 1882, 46 yrs.
    (This stone is heavily weathered).5

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B22990."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Jun 1866, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D11359 age 5M."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Dec 1866, p4.
  5. [S20] Various indexed records of GSV - Genealogical Society Victoria "Church of England Section L 681/682."
Last Edited30 Apr 2014

Julia Maud Smith

F, #524, b. 14 Nov 1867, d. Feb 1868
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Birth*14 Nov 1867 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B23527.1 
Birth-Notice*15 Nov 1867SMITH.-On the 14th inst, Mrs. L. L. Smith of a daughter.2 
Death*Feb 1868 L L Vale, Nunawading, VIC, Australia, #D455 age 3M.3 
Death-Notice*8 Feb 1868SMITH.-At L. L. Vale, Nunawading, Julia Maud, the beloved daughter of Louis Lawrence Smith, aged three months.4 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B23527."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Nov 1867, p4.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D455 age 3M."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Feb 1868 p4.
Last Edited30 Apr 2014

Victoria Josephine Smith

F, #525, b. 27 Mar 1869, d. 1955
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Married NameHancock. 
Birth*27 Mar 1869 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10415.1 
Birth-Notice*29 Mar 1869SMITH.—On the 27th inst., Mrs. L. L. Smith of a daughter. Mother and child both well.2 
Land-UBeac*21 Feb 1879 PAK-86. Transfer from John Williams to Victoria Josephine Smith. 19a 3r 7p.3 
Marriage*1902Spouse: Sydney Charles Hancock. VIC, Australia, #M2813.4
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Jul 1902HANCOCK—SMITH.—On the 25th June, at Wesley Church, by the Rev. A. R. Edgar, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Bevan, Sydney Charles, eldest son of the late John Hancock, M.L.A., to Victoria Josephine, eldest daughter of the Hon. L. L. Smith, of Collins-street.5 
Land-UBeac*3 Jul 1917 PAK-86. Transfer from Victoria Josephine Hancock to George Bernard Thompson. 19a 3r 7p.6 
Widow15 Jul 1935Victoria Josephine Smith became a widow upon the death of her husband Sydney Charles Hancock.7 
Death*1955 New Zealand #D1955/34105 (Age 85.)7 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192855 Austin Street, Wellington, New ZealandOccupation: married. With Sydney Charles Hancock.8

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10415."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Mar 1869, p4S.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-837 - Victoria Josephine Smith of Melbourne.
  4. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M2813."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 19 Jul 1902, p59.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-837 - George Bernard Thompson of Beaconsfield Carpenter [from Victoria Josephine Hancock (formerly Smith)].
  7. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  8. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New Zealand Electoral Roll.
Last Edited13 Dec 2016

Minnie Lavinia Smith

F, #526, b. 25 Mar 1870, d. 5 Aug 1952
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Married NameKenyon. 
Birth*25 Mar 1870 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10380.1 
Birth-Notice*26 Mar 1870SMITH.-On the 25th inst., Mrs. L. L. Smith of a daughter.2 
Land-UBeac*21 Feb 1879 PAK-110. Transfer from Morris Simmons to Minnie Lavinia Smith. 19a 2r 37p - Land File 866/49 (1880 map)
Selected by M. SIMMONS, Land Sale 5019 on 21 Feb 1879, upset £1/ac, valued £96 12s 6d. Crown grant to M L SMITH on 21 Feb 1879.3,4,5 
Marriage*2 Jan 1895Spouse: Thomas Sherington Alexander Kenyon. St John's Church of England, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia, #M79/1895.6,7
 
Marriage-Notice*24 Jan 1895KENYON—SMITH.—On the 2nd inst, at St. John's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Mr Payne, Thos. Sherrington Kenyon, of Sydney, to Minnie Lavinia, second daughter of the Hon. L. L. Smith, F.R.G.S.8 
Marriage-Notice13 Mar 1895KENYON-SMITH.-January 2, 1895, at St. John's Darlinghurst, by the Rev. Edward Lampard, Thomas Sherington, son of the late George Kenyon, Sydney, to Minnie Lavinia, second daughter of Dr. L. L. Smith, Melbourne.9 
Widow10 Jan 1935Minnie Lavinia Smith became a widow upon the death of her husband Thomas Sherington Alexander Kenyon.6,10 
Land-UBeac*9 Feb 1950 PAK-110. Transfer from Minnie Lavinia Kenyon to William Arthur Buckleigh. 19a 2r 37p.11 
Death*5 Aug 1952 Private Hospital, Pymble, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, #D20415 (Age 82) [par Louis Lionel & Lavinia].6,10 
Death-Notice*8 Aug 1952KENYON Minnie Lavinia -August 5, 1952 at private hospital, Pymble beloved wife of the late Thomas Kenyon and loved mother of Myee, Leighton and Nion. Privately cremated.12 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 3 Nov 1913, ON THE LAWN. A PICTURESQUE PANORAMA.
    A day, almost similar as regards weather conditions to the Saturday experienced In Sydney when Beragoon won the A.J.C. Derby, was the remark of a well-known Sydney woman as she chatted on the terrace at Flemington prior to the race for the V.R.C. Derby.
    Mrs. T. Sherrington Kenyon (Beecroft), cream brocaded crepe de Chine, blackcat with ostrich feathers, tipped with white. Miss Myee Kenyon, white chiffon voile, inlet with Cluny lace, white satin hat, with feathers.13

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10380."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Mar 1870, p4.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3919     866/49 MORRIS SIMMONS PAKENHAM 110 19--2--37. 1877 - 1879.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1108-401 - Minie Lavinia Smith of Melbourne (note on title per 23/3/50 Minie Lavinia Kenyon).
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1889 rates to Miss Minnie SMITH (Lady).
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Smith /Prideaux/Downton/Pimm Family Tree
    Owner: frosts90.
  7. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "as Merrie L SMITH & Thomas S A KENYON."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jan 1895, p1.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 13 Mar 1895, p1.
  10. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1108-401 - William Arthur Buckleigh of Upper Beaconsfield Timber Merchant.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Aug 1952, p14.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 3 Nov 1913, p12.
Last Edited3 Aug 2017

Mary Louisa Kelshaw Smith

F, #527, b. Sep 1874, d. 1933
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Married NameO'Dwyer.1 
Birth*Sep 1874 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B24447.2 
Birth-Notice*11 Sep 1874SMITH.—At her residence, Collins-street east, Mrs. L. L. Smith, of a daughter.3 
Marriage*3 Aug 1917Spouse: Francis John O'Dwyer. Woollahra, NSW, Australia, #M7894/1917.4,5
 
Widow20 Jul 1932Mary Louisa Kelshaw Smith became a widow upon the death of her husband Francis John O'Dwyer.1 
Death*1933 Marrickville, NSW, Australia, #D12625 [par Louis L & Sarah].6 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
193015 First Avenue, Five Docks, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Francis John O'Dwyer.7
193315 First Avenue, Five Docks, NSW, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 Sep 1929, Missing Persons
    Inquiry is requested at the instance of Marie Louise O'Dwyer, residing at 15 First-avenue, Five Dock, with a view to trace her husband FRANCIS JOHN O'DWYER, 50 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, medium build, very fair complexion and hair, blue eyes, clean shaved, teeth discoloured and several missing from both jaws; dressed in a navy-blue suit, dark-green coat sweater, black shoes, and a grey felt hat; a returned soldier; occasionally suffers from loss of memory. Last heard of on the 8th ultimo at Brighton-le-Sands.9
  • 20 Jul 1932, Woman Charged with MURDER. Alleged Affray in Kitchen. SYDNEY, Wednesday.
    Weeping all the time while she was in the dock, Marie Louise Kelshaw O'Dwyer (53), a frail-looking little woman, was charged in the Central Police Court to day with having at Five Dock yesterday murdered Francis John O'Dwyer. The police prosecutor said that it was alleged that at about 5 p.m. yesterday the woman was peeling oranges in the kitchen of her home, preparing to make jam. Her husband was alleged to have rushed at, her shouting, 'I'll kill you, I'll kill you."
    She warded him off, it was further alleged, and then he cried: 'I'm stabbed,' Later the woman went to the police. Mrs. O'Dwyer was remanded until July 29. Bail was refused. Constable O'Leary said that accused would be placed under medical observation.10
  • 21 Jul 1932, DOMESTIC TRAGEDY. WOMAN WEEPS IN COURT. Remand On Murder Charge.
    Sydney. Wednesday. Charged with the murder of her husband, Francis John O'Dwyer, at Five'Dock yesterday, Marie Louise Kelshaw O'Dwyer, 53, buried her face in her hands and sobbed hysterically as the charge was read to her, at the Central Court this morning.
    She was remanded to the Burwood Court on July 29. Mr. Shepherd, P.M., refused to grant bail.
    The police alleged that the woman was peeling an orange in the kitchen at her home yesterday afternoon, when her husband rushed at her, shouting: "I'll kill you; I'll kill you." At the same time, the defendant, who had a knife in her hand, is alleged to have attempted to ward him off. Suddenly O'Dwyer fell to the floor crying: "I am stabbed."
    Detective-Sergeant Thompson, who has charge of the inquiry, said that Mrs. O'Dwyer was to be submitted for Medical examination.11
  • 21 Jul 1932, FAMILY TRAGEDY. Mrs. O'Dwyer Charged.
    Weeping and apparently hysterical, Marie Louise Kelshaw O'Dwyer appeared at the Central Police Court yesterday morning, charged with the murder of Francis O'Dwyer.
    The police prosecutor (Constable O'Leary) asked for a remand until July 29. He said that the defendant was making jam at her home at Fivedock on Tuesday night when her husband rushed into the room shouting, "I'll kill you. I'll kill you." Mrs. O'Dwyer had a large carving knife in her hand at the time. She attempted to ward her husband off, and he fell back crying, "I'm stabbed."
    Mr. Shepherd, S.M., asked the defendant if she wanted bail. Mrs. O'Dwyer, still sobbing, replied, "I don't understand," but later made an application for bail, which was refused.
    Detective-sergeant Thompson said that the defendant had been examined by the Government Medical Officer, and it was desired that she should be kept under observation.
    A remand was granted until July 29.12
  • 12 Aug 1932, DEATH OF MAN AT FIVE DOCK. Wife For Trial For Manslaughter. WAS DEVOTED. SYDNEY, Thursday.
    A pathetic story was told to-day at the inquest on Francis John O'Dwyer (53), a laborer, who died from a stab wound at his home at Five Dock on July 19.
    Sergeant W. Brain said that when he went to the house Mrs. O'Dwyer appeared terribly upset. She told him that she and her husband had been quarrelling all day, and that while she-was cutting up oranges to make marmalade he rushed at her threatening to kill her. He then staggered back and said, "I am stabbed." She laid him on the floor and got him some cups of tea as she thought he was only pretending to be dead, as he had done on previous occasions. She also got a hot iron to warm him. Witness said he had never seen a woman more devoted to her husband.
    Dr. H. Brooks said that an examination of O'Dwyer revealed that he had been markedly intemperate.
    The coroner committed Mrs. Marie Louise O'Dwyer for trial on a charge of manslaughter.13
  • 12 Aug 1932, FATAL STABBING. Victim's Wife Committed for Trial. CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.
    After Inquiring into the death of Francis John O'Dwyer, 53, caused by a knife wound at his home in Fivedock, the Coroner (Mr Richardson Clark) yesterday committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter Mrs Marie Louise Kelshaw O'Dwyer deceased's widow.
    Sergeant Bray said he had known Mrs O'Dwyer for 20 years. Though O'Dwyer was not of temperate habits witness had never known him to drink to excess. He had never seen a woman more devoted to a husband then Mrs O'Dwyer but her husband occasionally left her and she would worry over this. On the night of the tragedy, Mrs O'Dwyer said she had been considerably worried during that day. While she had been on the verandah, deceased had rushed towards her saying "I will kill you; I will kill you." Deceased had fallen but Mrs O Dwyer said she had thought he was pretending to be dead as he had done before. Witness did not think Mrs O'Dwyer would have intentionally harmed her husband.
    Samuel Kearney, a neighbour, said Mrs O'Dwyer who had appeared very distressed had called on him for assistance. She had told him that her husband had been in a rage and had made a rush at her and she had put up a hand to protect herself. A knife she had been using was in the hand. O'Dwyer, she said had put a hand to his breast and said "Oh, I'm stabbed."
    A report by Dr Holloway Government medical officer on Mrs O Dwyer's mental condition stated that on the day after the tragedy she was not in good health and was worried, depressed and confused about recent events. She had improved under treatment and was in fair physical and mental health. She was not insane and was capable of knowing right from wrong.
    Detective-Sergeant Thompson said that on the night of the tragedy Mrs O'Dwyer told him: "He was knocking me about and quarrelling all day so I pushed a knife into his chest. He is the last one I would quarrel with and I don't know how it happened. Mrs O'Dwyer seemed peculiar at times and normal at other times that night.
    Dr Taylor said that before the tragedy relatives of Mrs O'Dwyer had requested him to see her. Witness could not gain admission to the house though he thought the couple were at home.14

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Sep 1874, p1.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "O'DWYER JOHN P & SMITH MARIE L K, WOOLLAHRA."
  5. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Marriage Date on a letter from Marie in O'Dwyer's Military File.
  6. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages "as Marie L K O'Dwyer."
  7. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1930 roll."
  8. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1933 roll."
  9. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, State Records Authority of New South Wales; Police Gazettes 1862-1930; Roll: 3605; Year: 1929; Page: 655.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - The Daily News (Perth), 20 Jul 1932, p2.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - Canberra Times, 21 Jul 1932, p1.
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Jul 1932, p6.
  13. [S14] Newspaper - Barrier Miner (Broken Hill), 12 Aug 1932, p4.
  14. [S14] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Aug 1932, p5.
Last Edited30 Oct 2014

Nanetta Rose Smith

F, #528, b. 26 Feb 1877, d. 20 Oct 1965
Father*Louis Lawrence "L.L." Smith b. 15 May 1830, d. 8 Jul 1910
Mother*Sarah Ann Taylor b. 1836, d. 18 Nov 1882
Married NameWebb. 
Birth*26 Feb 1877 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B10155.1 
Birth-Notice*28 Feb 1877SMITH.-On the 26th inst, Mrs. L. L. Smith, Collins-street east, of a daughter. Both well.2 
Marriage*1918Spouse: Charles Webb. Sydney, NSW, Australia, #M10036.3,4
 
Death*20 Oct 1965 Park, VIC, Australia, #D23577 (Age 88.)5 
Death-Notice*27 Oct 1965WEBB.—On October 20, Nanette Rose, fond aunt of her nephews and nieces. Privately cremated.6 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 1919Yarra Bend, Fairfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nurse.7,8
192443 Wandin Road, East Camberwell, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.9
bt 1936 - 1954Rich Street, Noble Park, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.10,11

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B10155."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Feb 1877, p1.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "[par Louis Li Smith & Sarah Ann Taylor]."
  6. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 27 Oct 1965, p27.
  7. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  8. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  9. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936 "on her own."
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954 "on her own."
  12. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited1 May 2014

Sydney Charles Hancock

M, #533, b. 1872, d. 15 Jul 1935
Birth*1872 England. 
Marriage*1902Spouse: Victoria Josephine Smith. VIC, Australia, #M2813.1
 
Marriage-Notice*19 Jul 1902HANCOCK—SMITH.—On the 25th June, at Wesley Church, by the Rev. A. R. Edgar, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Bevan, Sydney Charles, eldest son of the late John Hancock, M.L.A., to Victoria Josephine, eldest daughter of the Hon. L. L. Smith, of Collins-street.2 
Death*15 Jul 1935 Wellington, New Zealand, #D1935/19822 (Age 63.)3 
Death-Notice*16 Jul 1935HANCOCK.—On July 15, 1935, at 55 Austin Street, Sydney Charles, beloved husband of Victoria Josephine Hancock, and father of John Russell, Louis Sydney Hancock, Beatrice Victoria Wilkinson; aged 63 years. (No flowers.)4 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192855 Austin Street, Wellington, New ZealandOccupation: indent agent. With Victoria Josephine Hancock.5

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jul 1935, MR. S. C. HANCOCK Mr. Sydney Charles Hancock died last evening at his residence, 55 Austin Street.
    Mr. Hancock, who had been ill for the past five months, was a well-known figure in the oil and colour business, both in Australia and New Zealand. Born in England sixty-three years ago, he came out to Australia with his father, the late Mr. John Hancock, at one time a member of the Victorian Parliament. Thirty-three years ago he married Victoria Josephine, the eldest daughter of Dr. L. L. Smith, M.L.A., of Melbourne, and about twenty-five years ago he became associated with the firm of Messrs. M. H. Lauchlan and Co. Three years later he came to New Zealand, subsequently returning to Australia. In 1922, he returned to New Zealand, where he took up permanent residence, and in 1933 became the managing director of Sydney C. Hancock and Son, Ltd., representing important overseas interests in the oil, colour, and glass trades.
    The late Mr. Hancock leaves a widow, two sons, Mr. J. Russell Hancock and Mr. L. Sydney Hancock, both of whom are in business in Wellington, and a married daughter, Mrs. W. Wilkinson, who is living in Dunedin. A brother, Mr. Russell J. Hancock, of Melbourne, at present in London, is well known in the motor business in Australia and New Zealand. Another brother, Alexander, is in Johannesburg. Two sisters reside in Melbourne.6

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M2813."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Sat 19 Jul 1902, p59.
  3. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Evening Post (NZ), Volume CXX, Issue 14, 16 Jul 1935, p1.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, New Zealand Electoral Roll.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - Evening Post (NZ), Volume CXX, Issue 14, 16 Jul 1935, p11.
Last Edited13 Dec 2016

Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker

M, #538, b. 1886, d. 11 Apr 1962
Charles Roy WALKER
(1887-1962)
Probate (Will)* Charles Roy Walker. Merchant. Berwick. 11 Apr 1962. 586/965.1 
Birth*1886 Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia, #B15285 [par Charles Arthur WALKER & Alice BARKER].2 
Marriage*30 Sep 1914Spouse: Annie Margaret Cameron. St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon, VIC, Australia, #M8221.3
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Oct 1914Mr Charles Roy Walker to Miss Nan Cameron.
The marriage of Mr. Charles Roy Walker, eldest son of the late Mr. Charles A. Walker, Essendon to Miss Nan Cameron, only daughter of the late Mr John Cameron, of Melbourne, and Mrs Cameron was celebrated at St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon, on Wednesday, September 30, by the Rev. D. Macrae Stewart, of Malvern. The church was prettily decorated with arum lilies and palms.
The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr. John Young, of Nhill), wore a becoming frock of ivory crepe de chine, with bodice of shadow lace veiled with ninon, from which hung a court train of rich brocade. A veil of filmy tulle fell softly from a wreath of orange blossom, and she carried a sheaf of lilies and azaleas.
The bridesmaids were Miss Lillias Sinclair, cousin of bride, and Miss Doris Walker, sister of bridegroom. They were dressed alike in ivory ninon over crepe de chine, relieved with forget-me-not blue; hats of pink floral ninon lined with black, and trimmed with wreaths of forget-me-nots and velvet streamers. Their posies were of shell-pink heath tied with sat in streamers. Mr. Eric Lanford Walker, brother of bridegroom, was best man, and Mr. George Elliott groomsman.
A reception was held at "Tain," Essendon, wedding tea being served in a marquee on the lawn, where the decorations were carried out with narcissus and pink heath. Mrs. Cameron (mother of bride) received in a gown of blue silk amure, a smart touch being introduced with Cameron tartan. She held a posy of pink heath. Mrs. Walker, mother of bride groom, was becomingly gowned in black crepe de chine, and she carried a posy of violets.
The honeymoon is being spent on a motor tour through the mountains. The bride left in a cream cloth costume and pale blue aeroplane hat, with wreath of wild flowers, finished with a bow of black velvet.
On their return Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker will reside at "The Rest," McCarron parade, Essendon.4 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Sep 1934 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Frances Pringle to Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Brigadier-General Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker. For playgound - later community centre extension.5 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 May 1940 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (5.6.17.18 part). Transfer from Judge David John Davies Bevan, Leslie William George Knapton, Brigadier-General Cecil Henry Foott, Claud Alfred Harris, Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker to King George. For playgound - later community centre extension.6 
Death*11 Apr 1962 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D6459 age 75 [par Charles Arthur WALKER & Alice BARKER].7 
Death-Notice*12 Apr 1962WALKER. — Charles Roy, beloved husband of Nan and loved father of Nancy, Audrey and Roy, at "Blairgowrie," Berwick, on April 11.
WALKER.—The Friends of the late Mr CHARLES ROY WALKER, of "Blairgowrie," Princes Highway, Berwick, are notified that his funeral will leave Christ Church, Church of England, Berwick, THIS DAY, after a service to commence at 3.10 p.m. for the Berwick Cemetery.8 
Village Bell*Oct 2000The article reads: The shire has erected a new flagpole at the cenotaph. The old flagpole was showing signs of wear, it was rusting in places. The old flagpole was donated to the RSL and the township by Mr Charles Roy Walker, then of Fassifern, in memory of his son Roy who was killed in 1943. Roy Walker's sister, Mrs Audrey Ridgeway of Berwick, was pleased to know that the old flagpole has been "recycled". Keith Ewenson and his son saw the council workers who were demolishing the flagpole, and saved it. They have removed all of the rusty and dangerous parts and it will proudly fly the flag in the garden of 1 McBride Road, adjacent to the Cenotaph.9 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1928 - 1934"Fassifern", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: manufacturer. With Annie Margaret Walker.10,11,12

Grave

  • 4-104-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles Roy Walker beloved husband of Anne Margaret died 11th April 1962. Ann Margaret Walker died 5-10-6613

Family

Annie Margaret Cameron b. 1893, d. Oct 1966
Child 1.Roy Cameron Walker b. 8 Sep 1920, d. 8 Mar 1943

Newspaper-Articles

  • 14 Feb 1927, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. At a meeting of the tennis club the following officers were elected:-President, Mr. C. R. Walker; vice-presidents, Messrs. Wells Brumley and Howar-Smith; honorary secretary, Mrs. C. D. Colles; treasurer, Mr. L. Knapton.
    A lantern lecture was given by Mr. W. H. Short, of the Victorian Union Sunday Schools, in aid of the Bush Mission fund.14
  • 30 Apr 1928, At a public meeting Mr C R Walker was unanimously nominated to fill the vacancy on the Hall Trust caused by the departure of Mr. J. M. Reed to live at Korumburra.15
  • 31 Dec 1936, Mr and Mrs Roy Walker have with them at Fassifern the Misses Nan and Audrey Walker and Messrs Brian Borotath (Sydney) and Brian Houston. Later on they will have as their guests Misses G Ince and Kathleen Bell.16
  • 31 Jan 1939, BLAZE NEAR BERWICK. Homes in Danger.
    BERWICK, Monday. - A week-end home was destroyed and several other properties were endangered by a fire, which broke out shortly after 2 p.m. today near the reservoir, between Beaconsfield and Beaconsfield Upper.
    The fire ran up Walker's Gully toward Upper Beaconsfield. When the wind changed from the north to the west it headed toward Tumuc Valley and valuable orcharding districts. A change to the south about 7 pm helped to quell the intensity of the fire and aided the fighters in bringing it under control.
    The weekend home of Miss D. Rogers and its contents were destroyed, and a shed and a garage on the property of Mr. J. Ballantyne, and a shed on Mr. Ken Hudson's property were also destroyed.
    Strenuous efforts on the part of the fire-fighters saved the homes of Mr. Ballantyne, Dr. Day, Miss O. Bennie, and Mr. K. Hudson. Other houses which were in danger were those of Judge Bevan (the hedge of which caught fire), Mr. V. a'Beckett, Mrs. Renfrey, Mr. Hudson, sen., and Mr. C. R. Walker. Mr. Walker was delivering a lecture in Berwick in aid of the bush-fire appeal when he was called to his home.
    At 10.30 pm the fire was still burning in the timber country east of Beaconsfield Upper, but it is believed that no houses are in immediate danger. The fire was fought by approximately 300 volunteers from Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Berwick, Dandenong, and surrounding districts.
    A change of wind to the north or east tomorrow would again make the situation very serious.17

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2681; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 444.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 8 Oct 1914, p11.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4236-152 - David John Davies Bevan Barrister at Law, Cecil Henry Foott Retired Military Officer, Claud Alfred Harris Contractor, Leslie William George Knapton Orchardist and Charles Roy Walker Merchant - C/T 5917-263.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5917-263 - King George VI.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 12 Apr 1962, p18.
  9. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 136 - Oct 2000, p4."
  10. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  11. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  12. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  13. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-104-B     Walker     Charles Roy     M     75     12/03/1903 [sic]     1457
    4-104-B     Walker     Anne Margaret     F     73     7/10/1966     1554.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 14 Feb 1927, p12.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 April 1928, p10.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31.12.1936, p5.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 31 Jan 1939 p2.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Annie Margaret Cameron

F, #539, b. 1893, d. Oct 1966
Married NameWalker. 
Birth*1893 Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia, #B289 [par John CAMERON & Lydia SINCLAIR].1 
Marriage*30 Sep 1914Spouse: Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker. St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon, VIC, Australia, #M8221.2
 
Land-UBeac*23 Feb 1927 PAK-116 (part), Fassifern. Transfer from Stella Tryphena Thompson Denniston to Annie Margaret Walker. 19a 1r 38p (Caveat lodged 5 Aug 1925.)3 
Land-Note*23 Feb 1927 PAK-116 (part): Mortgagee: Drucilla Louisa Taylor - discharged 28 May 1932. Mortgagor was Annie Margaret Walker.4 
xref-link*For background see History of Fassifern
Land-Note28 May 1932 PAK-116 (part): Mortgagee: Cantora Investments Pty Ltd - discharged 4 Mar 1939. Mortgagor was Annie Margaret Walker.5 
Land-UBeac*17 Nov 1959 PAK-116 (part), Fassifern. Transfer from Annie Margaret Walker to Alison Patricia Josephine Billing. 19a 1r 38p.6 
Widow11 Apr 1962Annie Margaret Cameron became a widow upon the death of her husband Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker.7 
Death*Oct 1966 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #D22407 age 73 [par John CAMERON & Lydia SINCLAIR].8 

Census (UK/IRL) and Electoral Rolls (Australia)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1928 - 1934"Fassifern", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker.9,10,11

Grave

  • 4-104-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Charles Roy Walker beloved husband of Anne Margaret died 11th April 1962. Ann Margaret Walker died 5-10-6612

Family

Charles Roy 'Roy' Walker b. 1886, d. 11 Apr 1962
Child 1.Roy Cameron Walker b. 8 Sep 1920, d. 8 Mar 1943

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3643-430 - Annie Margaret Walker of "Fassifern" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman of Upper Beaconsfield.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3643-430 - Drucilla Louisa Taylor - discharged 28 May 1932.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3643-430 - Cantora Investments Pty Ltd - discharged 4 Mar 1939.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3643-430 - Alison Patricia Billing of Sugarloaf Hill Road Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman of Upper Beaconsfield.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22407 age 73 [par John CAMERON & Lydia SINCLAIR]."
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-104-B     Walker     Charles Roy     M     75     12/03/1903 [sic]     1457
    4-104-B     Walker     Anne Margaret     F     73     7/10/1966     1554.
Last Edited11 Jun 2016