Charles Ford

M, #5861, b. 1885, d. 1965
Father*John Ford b. 1846, d. 8 Jul 1892
Mother*Elizabeth Bennetto b. 1846, d. 8 Mar 1934
Birth*1885 Clunes, VIC, Australia, #B8840 [par John FORD & Elizabeth BENNETTS].1 
Note*1919 NAA Canberra: A2487 1919/7416 [Charles L Ford - Application for assistance to start a firewood business].2 
Marriage*1925Spouse: Elsie Irene Campbell. VIC, Australia, #M5559.3,4
 
Land-Note*21 Aug 1929 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. Foreclosed on 9 Nov 1934. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.5 
Land-UBeac*22 Nov 1929He selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-50A. 289 3r 3p - paying £2069. This land was previously a closer settlement block.6 
Land-Note17 Jul 1930 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 2 mortgages No 649821 + 650168. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.7 
Land-Note*20 Oct 1930 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: John Black. Not discharged. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.8 
Land-Note21 Nov 1930 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Patrick Joseph O'Connor. Not discharged. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.9 
Land-Note11 Jul 1931 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: R. A. C. H. Investments Pty Ltd. Not discharged. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.10 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1934 GEM-D-50A. Transfer from Charles Ford to Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 289a 3r 3p The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited foreclosed on the mortgage and got possession of the property.11 
Widower11 Jun 1949Charles Ford became a widower upon the death of his wife Elsie Irene Campbell.3 
Death*1965 Windsor, VIC, Australia, #D9740 (Age 79) [par John FORD & Elizabeth BENETTO].3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1914 - 191934 Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer. With Elizabeth Ford and Emily Ford.12,13
192419 Thomas Street, Windsor, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer (with mother & sister).14
1931The Palms, Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer. With Elsie Irene Ford.15
1936183 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer. With Elsie Irene Ford.16
19379 Charnwood Road, St Kilda West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer. With Elsie Irene Ford.17
bt 1942 - 19492 Mozart Street, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: caterer. With Elsie Irene Ford.18,19

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Mar 1928, Ambitious Scheme.
    A Mr. Henry Ford (an Australian) has purchased a property at Upper Beaconsfield, and proposes to build a house to accommodate 300 guests. He also proposes to provide a lake for rowing and yachting, and golf links, four tennis courts, bowling green, dancing and music hall, and provide electricity. Mr. Ford hopes to complete his scheme by next Christmas.20
  • 3 Oct 1928, New Companies
    Ford (Caterer) Pty. Ltd. Registered office, 19 Thomas street, Windsor. Objects: To acquire as a going concern the business of caterer carried on by Charles Ford. Capital, £10,000, in £1 shares. Names subscribed to memorandum: *Charles Ford, one share; *Emily Francis, one share.
    Ford (The Palms) Pty. Ltd. Registered office, Alexandra avenue, Melbourne. Objects: To acquire as a going concern the business of cafe proprietors and caterers carried on by Charles Ford. Capital, £10,000, in £1 shares. Names subscribed to memonndum:-*Charles Ford, one share; *Emily Francis, one share.
    *Denotes director.21
  • 19 Sep 1929, NEW COMPANY.
    The following company has been registered:— Lakes Golf Links Pty. Ltd. (The). Registered office, The Palms, Alexandra avenue, Melbourne. Capital, £10,000, in £1 shares. Names subscribed to memorandum, Charles Ford, 1 share; Claude Crosby Peace, 1 share.22
  • 27 Jun 1930, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. Late on Tuesday night a wooden house, the property of Mr Ford, and situated on the new golf course, The Lakes, was destroyed by fire. The house was occupied by Mr. Vincent, manager for Mr Ford, who with his wife and family were absent. Mr Vincent was returning from town in his motor car, and on the hill, when he stopped to let out a passenger, the brakes failed to hold. The car ran backwards, eventually overturning. No one was injured.23
  • 9 Sep 1930, Six trucks of firewood (52 tons) have been sent to the Collingwood relief committee from Mr. Ford's property at Upper Beaconsfield.24
  • 4 Nov 1930, BEACONSFIELD.—Beaconsfield Upper was en fete on Saturday afternoon, the occasion being the official opening of Mr. C. Ford's ''Lakes" golf-links. A large gathering assembled at the first tee, where the links were formally declared open by Mr. W. C. Willmott. Many well-known players were present, and a series of interesting matches were played. A fine club house on the highest portion of the links commands a wonderful panorama of mountain scenery, and nine full-length links of easy grades provide an endless series of scenic vistas, not to be surpassed so near Melbourne. The visitors were unanimous in their praise of the work accomplished by Mr. Ford, the originator of the project.25
  • 21 Feb 1931, PRACTICAL HELP. NEWPORT UNEMPLOYED OBTAIN WORK FOR WINTER.
    At a meeting of local, unemployed recently, a call was made for volunteers to obtain firewood in the country for their families. Of the 750 on the list, there was a response of 50 men, but the matter was then left in abeyance. Mr. J. Delehene, of Newport, and other unemployed of Newport, decided to endeavour to put the proposal into practical operation. Introduced by Mr. Ladd, they waited on Mr. Bunker of the State relief committee, who co- operated, and sent them to Mr. Ford (one of the pioneers of Altona), who now owns a large, timbered area at Upper Beaconsfield. A lady residing in Melbourne-road, Newport, offered the use of her car, and another lady supplied four gallons of petrol. The party set off and made arrangements to cut the timber, and obtain it without any restric tions. Then Mr. O. Chanter offered to take the expedition of 10 men to fell and cut the wood into 8ft. lengths. Cr. Thorburn, of the Shell Co., co-operated by loaning three 5-ton trucks to cart the wood to Newport, where the 144 tons was brought to Mr. Ladd's pad dock, and cut into lengths, the saw and power being donated by Mr. Ladd, who also provided a lorry and harness for its delivery to the various homes. Mr. Delehene, as the originator of this scheme, with his confreres, is grateful for the practical help thus given.26
  • 27 Mar 1931, With Respect to Firewood-a Great Winter Necessity.-Some municipalities have very wisely foreseen the necessity for preparing for the provision of firewood for the winter months. For example, the Brunswick Relief Committee has arranged to secure supplies from Macedon, and vol unteers have come forward to cut the wood. Those men, who are supplied with food by the Brunswick Committee, remain in the forest camp for a fortnight, when another batch of volunteers is sent out.
    Mr. Ford, of Upper Beaconsfield, has made available large quantities of firewood, from which some Councils are obtaining supplies gratis by sending out volunteer woodcutters, and a few days afterwards sending trucks to convey the firewood to the local railway station, whence it is carried free of charge by rail to its destination. Should a municipality not be able to provide woodcutters, it may purchase the wood at the rate of 5/- per ton.27
  • 9 Mar 1934, Death of mother: FORD-On the 8th March at 19 Thomas street Windsor, Elizabeth, beloved wife of the late John Ford of Clunes and loved mother of Edward, Richard, Emily (Mrs Francis), Frances (Mrs Davey), and Charles, and grandmother of Florence, Winnifred, Ilma, Edward and Charles in her 89th year.28

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to The Colonial Life Assurance Society Limited. Mortgage No 631841. Foreclosed 9 Nov 1934.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Charles Ford of "The Palms" Alexandra Avenue Melbourne Caterer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to The Colonial Life Assurance Society Limited. 2 Mortgages No 649821 + 650168.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to John Black. Mortgage No 655136 - not discharged.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to Patrick Joseph O'Connor. No 657848. Not discharged.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to R. A. C. H. Investments Pty Ltd. Not discharged. Mortgage No 666701.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Title cancelled - C/T 5924-739 - The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited.
  12. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  13. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  14. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  15. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  17. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  19. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Mar 1928, p4.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Oct 1928, p4.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Sep 1929, p4.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Jun 1930, p17.
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Sep 1930, p11.
  25. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 4 Nov 1930, p12.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Williamstown Chronicle, 21 Feb 1931, p3.
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Horsham Times, 27 Mar 1931, p10.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Mar 1934, p1.
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Colonial Mutual Life Assurance

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Land-Note*21 Aug 1929 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. Foreclosed on 9 Nov 1934. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.1 
Land-Note17 Jul 1930 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 2 mortgages No 649821 + 650168. Mortgagor was Charles Ford.2 
Land-UBeac*9 Nov 1934 GEM-D-50A. Transfer from Charles Ford to Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 289a 3r 3p The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited foreclosed on the mortgage and got possession of the property.3 
Land-UBeac*2 Mar 1935 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Katie Cowper Crotty to Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 14a 0r 6p.4 
Land-UBeac*3 Aug 1939 GEM-D-49.53 (part). Transfer from Henry August Albers to Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. 16a 2r 11p.5 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 14a 0r 6p.6 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-49 (part). Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 16a 2r 11p.7 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50A. Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 289a 3r 3p.8 
Land-Note*13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. Discharged as the subdivisions were sold off 5 May 1954 - 18 Aug 1969. Mortgagor was Beaconshills Country Golf Club.9 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Feb 1934, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
    at the Boardroom, Broken Hill Chambers, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne.
    THE LAKES GOLF-HOUSE, UPPER BEACONSFIELD
    All that Piece of land Containing 289 acres 3 Roods 3 Perches or Thereabouts. Being Crown Allotment 50A Section D Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington and Being the Whole of the Land Comprised in Crown Grant Vol 5664 Folio 1,132,673.
    The Improvements Comprise Beautifully Designed Golf House Built Almost Entirely of Local Materials, Granite, Timber, Sand and Bark. Taken out of the Land. The Lounge is 70ft x 35ft -a Handsome Apartment. Flanked on 3 Sides by Wide Shady Verandah. There is Also a large Dressing and Locker Room, With Showers, Residential Quarters, Kitchen, &c., Servants' Accommodation, Garaging, &c.
    The Fine 9-hole GOLF COURSE has a complete Watering Scheme. There Are Also Tennis-courts, Swimming Pool, Handsome Rustic Pergolas and Bridges and Complete Outbuildings, Delco Electric Light Plant. Sewerage. Two Small Orchards. A Delightful Situation With Wide Views of Mountain and Valley.
    The Property Is Recommended to Investors and Others as a Good Opportunity to Acquire a COUNTRY GUEST HOUSE or COUNTRY CLUB and GOLF LINKS, in a District Noted for its Healthy Surroundings, With Facilities for Entertainment on a scale Planned with Judgment and Taste. The Country Roads Board's Route for the Round Trip Is Nearing Completion.
    Title May be Inspected at the Office of the Vendor's Solicitors, Messrs. Green, Dobson, and Middleton, 60 Market street, Melbourne.
    If Desired the Furniture and Equipment Can be Purchased from the Mortgagor at a Valuation.
    ABERCROMBY AND BEATTY PTY LTD Auctioneer 54 Queen Street.10
  • 18 Mar 1938, GOLF LINKS DISPUTE - Vendor's Action
    By an order of Mr. Justice Macfarlan in the Practice Court yesterday the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Co. Ltd. regained possession of the Lakes Golf Links, Upper Beaconsfield, which it had sold to F. N. Adcock in May last year.
    Dr. A. D. Ellis, who appeared for the company as plaintiff in a summons for final judgment for possession and arrears of Interest, said that Adcock agreed to pay £5,000 for the property, which consisted of a small clubhouse and a nine holes course. Adcock took possession of the links in May last year on payment of a deposit of £1,075, but when the second instalment became due it was not paid. He paid £20 or £30 toward his first payment of interest.
    The real difficulty, added Dr. Ellis, was that Adcock was in possession. All the greens were in poor condition and the fairways covered with weeds. It would take hundreds of pounds to get it back into the condition in which it was when Adcock took possession. Every week it would grow worse.
    When the company was pressing for payment of arrears of interest Adcock alleged that it had made the sale by misrepresentation and commenced an action against it.
    Mr. J. F. Mulvany (for Adcock) said that Adcock claimed that he was induced to enter into the contract by false representations made by an officer of the company and had commenced an action under common law, claiming damages for deceit before the company took action to terminate the contract and deprive him of possession. Adcock's inability to pay was a result of the company's fraud. He urged the Court to stay the present proceedings until the action previously commenced by Adcock should be dealt with early next month.
    The stay was refused and the company's application was granted.
    Dr. Ellis was instructed by Messrs. Green, Dobson, and Middleton, and Mr. Mulvany by Mr. R. G. Dunlop.11
  • 13 May 1949, COMPANIES ACT 1938.—Notice of Intention to Register a Charge.—Pursuant to Section 79 (1) (b) (1). BEACONHILLS COUNTRY GOLF CLUB.—To the Registrar-General.—We, Middleton, McEacharn, & Shaw, of 60 Market street. Melbourne, solicitors for THE COLONIAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY LIMITED, hereby give notice that, on the 2nd day of May, 1949, Beaconhills Country Golf Club authorised a perpetual debenture over certain of its property and assets to The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited, of 316 Collins street, Melbourne, in consideration of the said company having received from the said society £10.000, and that we shall, on or after the thirtieth day of May, 1949. APPLY to the Registrar General to REGISTER such DEBENTURE, and we hereby direct that notice of any caveat which may be entered against such registration may be posted addressed as follows:—Messieurs Middleton, McEacharn, & Shaw, solicitors, 60 Market street, Melbourne. Dated the 12th day of May, 1949. MIDDLETON, McEACHARN, & SHAW, solicitors for The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited.
    Lodged at the office of the Registrar General this twelfth day of May, 1949.
    J. QUINLIVAN. Deputy Registrar-General.12

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to The Colonial Life Assurance Society Limited. Mortgage No 631841. Foreclosed 9 Nov 1934.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Mortgage to The Colonial Life Assurance Society Limited. 2 Mortgages No 649821 + 650168.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5664-673 - Title cancelled - C/T 5924-739 - The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4925-913 - Katie Cowper Crotty to THE COLONIAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY LIMITED - C/T 5947-265.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3447-303 - The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited of 316 Collins Street Melbourne - C/T 6329-677.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5947-265 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of 20 Queen Street Melbourne.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6329-677 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of ... Queen Street Melbourne (mortgaged back to Colonial Mutual 13 Oct 1949 - Aug 1969 & 18 Nov 1976 to 15 Oct 1981 - To The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited 10 Apr 1978 to 15 Oct 1981 - To The Commissioners of the State Bank of Victoria 15 Oct 1981 no discharge noted - To Trade Credits Leasing Pty Limited discharged 3 Sep 1982).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of 20 Queen Street Melbourne.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - The Mortgage was discharged as the subdivisions were sold off 1954-1969.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Feb 1934, p2.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Mar 1938, p9.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 13 May 1949, p18
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22728281
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Beaconshills Country Golf Club

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Occupation*1943 Manager Upper Beaconsfield Golf Club.1 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50A. Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 289a 3r 3p.2 
Land-UBeac13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50 (part). Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 14a 0r 6p.3 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-49 (part). Transfer from Colonial Mutual Life Assurance to Beaconshills Country Golf Club. 16a 2r 11p.4 
Land-Note*13 Oct 1949 GEM-D-50A: Mortgagee: Colonial Mutual Life Assurance. Discharged as the subdivisions were sold off 5 May 1954 - 18 Aug 1969. Mortgagor was Beaconshills Country Golf Club.5 
Land-UBeac*26 May 1954 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 19), 125 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to D'Arcy James Sykes.6 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1954 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 18), 123 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Charles Herbert Mason.7 
Land-UBeac*17 Jun 1954 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 21), 141 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to James Leonard Smail.8 
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1954 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 6), 99 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Michael Francis Ahearn.9 
Land-UBeac*5 Aug 1954 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 7), 101 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Keith Ernest Munro.10 
Land-UBeac*10 Oct 1955 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 4), 95 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to John Morris Murray.11 
Land-UBeac*4 Aug 1959 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 20), 127 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Stanley Ronald Ward.12 
Land-UBeac*6 Oct 1959 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 12), 111 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Violet Adamson.13 
Land-UBeac*20 May 1960 GEM-D-50A l/p 41450 (Lot 24), 147 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Beaconshills Country Golf Club to Arthur Clifton Lambert.14 
Land-Note*31 Dec 1974 GEM-D-50A (part): 263a 3r 38 9/10p (new title reissued after subdivision.)15,16 
Land-Note*31 Dec 1974 GEM-D-50A (part): Creation of Easement for MMBW.17 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Nov 1941, Golfers Hope To Adopt Two War Prisoners
    ON Saturday, Nov. 22nd, a monster golf gymkhana will be held at the Beacon Hills golf club, Upper Beaconsfield, the objective being to raise sufficient monies to adopt at least two prisoners of war. Fourteen districts are sponsoring the effort, comprising Beaconsfield, Berwick, Bunyip, Clyde, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Emerald, Garfield, Narre Warren, Narnargoon, Officer, Pakenham, Upper Beaconsfield and Upper Pakenham. Particulars regarding the golf competitions may he obtained from Mr Falconer (Upper Beaconsfield), Mr Ken McLennan (Dandenong), Mr L. Keys (Pakenham), Mr L. Poole (Cranbourne). The general secretary for the event is Mrs Knapton, whilst Cr D. N. McBride is the chairman.
    Dr. Newman Morris, president of the Victorian Red Cross, will attend to officially open the function and, in order to meet representatives of the various patriotic bodies of the districts, will open a reception in the club-house at 3 p.m.
    Luncheon and afternoon tea will be available, and various stalls and side shows will be conducted.18
  • 17 Dec 1941, £53 PROFIT FROM BEACONHILLS GYMKHANA
    AS a result of the highly successful golf gymkhana held at the Beaconhills links (Upper Beaconsfield) recently, a cheque for £53 has been forwarded to the Red Cross Prisoners of War Fund.19
  • 7 Jun 1944, Beaconhills Golf Links Upper Beaconsfield
    Golfers and Service Men, spend your Week-ends and Holidays at this delightful health giving Links.
    For Reservations ring—Upper Beaconsfield 69.20
  • 28 May 1947, New Private Golf Club Planned At Beacon Hills
    BEACON HILLS golf course at Upper Beaconsfield, which has been a pay-as-you-play links for some years, is to be used as the headquarters of a private country club. Messrs. F. G. Harding, J. L. Smail; D. J. Sykes and H. B. Falconer (hon. secretary) make up the organising committee.
    This very well conditioned, equipped and planned course has been attracting capacity parties, particularly at week-ends. It has residential facilities and with the proposed additions should be ideal for the new objective. All the year round watering is assured from the 12 million gallons reservoir. The course is 5,845 yards and the land to be purchased by the club is 325 acres.
    The proposal to raise the £10,000 required is to admit 200 foundation members with £50 debentures at 4 per cent. There will be no entrance fee for foundation members and the annual subscription has been set at £7/7/-.21
  • 3 Feb 1948, BEACONHILLS Country Golf Club UPPER BEACONSFIELD
    These glorious links are open for visitors. Limited accommodation available — first class meals — bus meets train at Beaconsfield. Telephone 69.22
  • 13 May 1949, COMPANIES ACT 1938.—Notice of Intention to Register a Charge.—Pursuant to Section 79 (1) (b) (1). BEACONHILLS COUNTRY GOLF CLUB.—To the Registrar-General.—We, Middleton, McEacharn, & Shaw, of 60 Market street. Melbourne, solicitors for THE COLONIAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY LIMITED, hereby give notice that, on the 2nd day of May, 1949, Beaconhills Country Golf Club authorised a perpetual debenture over certain of its property and assets to The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited, of 316 Collins street, Melbourne, in consideration of the said company having received from the said society £10.000, and that we shall, on or after the thirtieth day of May, 1949. APPLY to the Registrar General to REGISTER such DEBENTURE, and we hereby direct that notice of any caveat which may be entered against such registration may be posted addressed as follows:—Messieurs Middleton, McEacharn, & Shaw, solicitors, 60 Market street, Melbourne. Dated the 12th day of May, 1949. MIDDLETON, McEACHARN, & SHAW, solicitors for The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited.
    Lodged at the office of the Registrar General this twelfth day of May, 1949.
    J. QUINLIVAN. Deputy Registrar-General.23
  • 29 Jun 1950, LAST LAUGH
    The kookaburras on the Beacon Hills Country Golf Club's course at Upper Beaconsfield are notorious for their fiendish laugh whenever players miss the green with their pitch at a popular short hole.
    On Sunday last four players teed up grimly, while two laughing Jackasses sat on a bough in anticipation.
    But first one ball, then another pitched true, and with four balls "sitting pretty" on the green, the fourth player exclaimed: "Laugh that off, you blighters !"
    The birds were duly silent until, as the players were walking to the green, the man who had apostrophised the feathered jesters, noticed that the pocket of his bag was unfastened.
    Glancing back, he discovered half a dozen white balls between him and the tee. Then the kookaburras laughed—laughed merrily, uproariously—as, retracing his steps, he recovered the balls, and put them back in the pocket !24
  • 29 Mar 1952, GOLF. Over £200 from Beaconhills
    More than £200 was raised for The Sporting Globe — 3DB Good Friday appeal for the Children's Hospital by the special golf day at Beacon Hills last Saturday. Everyone of the 200 golfers who participated voted it a great day, splendidly organised and providing a good variety of competitions.
    Winners were: Men's foursomes, Dean and Pearce (Wattle Park), 63; mixed foursomes, A. Ridgway (B. Hills) and Miss Cussen (Greenacres); men's long drive, H. Curtis (Yarra Yarrat); ladies' long drive, Miss June Anstee; nearest the pin—men, E. J. Collis (Kingswood); ladies, Miss Janette Wellard (Kew); putting—men, E. Jell: ladies, Miss Wellard and Miss Murton tied, and Miss Wellard conceded to Miss Murton.
    Among participants seen with hams were Mrs M. Ladson and Mr Stan Edge, while Mr T. J. Murphy was caught in the poultry pen with a nice fat turkey under his arm. This he generouslv donated back to the fund.
    Beacon Hills associates, under their captain, Mrs Honybun, combined with Mr and Mrs Warne and staff to cater for the competitors, who were loud in their praises of the hospitality and the excellent condition of the course.
    Mr R. Robinson, one of the main organisers, has asked to say that the committee responsible for the very successful day is grateful to all donors and to all who helped to make the gymkhana so enjoyable.
    They also wish to thank the manager, Mr C. Warne, and his wife, the curator, Mr R. Joseland, and his staff for their loyal support and also the comittee of the Beacon Hills club for granting the use of the course.25
  • 10 Dec 1952, SPRINKLERS, Gay or similar; Price, etc. to Beaconhills Golf Club, Beaconsfield Upper. Ph. Beaconsfield 69.26
  • 14 May 1955, MANAGER FOR GOLF CLUB UPPER BEACONSFIELD
    BEACONHILLS COUNTRY GOLF CLUB REQUIRES A RESIDENT MANAGER. SALARY ACCORDING TO QUALIFICATIONS.
    Single or Double Accommodation Available.
    Written Applications to HONORARY SECRETARY. 6A MUNRO STREET, ARMADALE27

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Jun 1943 p3.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of 20 Queen Street Melbourne.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5947-265 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of 20 Queen Street Melbourne.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6329-677 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of ... Queen Street Melbourne (mortgaged back to Colonial Mutual 13 Oct 1949 - Aug 1969 & 18 Nov 1976 to 15 Oct 1981 - To The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited 10 Apr 1978 to 15 Oct 1981 - To The Commissioners of the State Bank of Victoria 15 Oct 1981 no discharge noted - To Trade Credits Leasing Pty Limited discharged 3 Sep 1982).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - The Mortgage was discharged as the subdivisions were sold off 1954-1969.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Darcy James Sykes of 1447 Burke Road East Kew Pharmceutical Chemist - C/T 8178-981.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Charles Herbert Mason of 6 Embling Road Malvern Gentleman - C/T 8178-982.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - James Leonard Smail of 72 Dandenong Road Caulfield Company Secretary - C/T 8178-983.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 -Michael Francis Ahearn of 35 Williams Street North Brighton Manufacturer - C/T 8178-985.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 -Keith Ernest Munro of 8 Alicia Street Hampton Manufacturer - C/T 8178-986.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - John Morris Murray of 36 Glenhuntly Road Elwood Manager - C/T 8178-989.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Stanley Ronald Ward, Foreman and Audrey Unice Ward, Married Woman both of 8 Uplands Road North Balwyn - joint proprietors- C/T 8236-441.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Violet Adamson of 112 Dendy Street Middle Brighton Married Woman - C/T 8236-442.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5924-739 - Arthur Clifton Lambert of 11A Cheeseman Avenue East Brighton Public Servant - C/T 8286-994.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9080-951 - Beaconhills Country Golf Club of 20 Queen Street Melbourne.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9080-960 - small corner at the corner of Stoney Creek & McArthur Roads retained in the ownership of Beaconhills Country Golf Club.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9080-951 - Compulsory Aquisition of Easement (waterpipe through golf course).
  18. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 19 Nov 1941, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214605932."
  19. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 17 Dec 1941, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214606376."
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Wed 7 Jun 1944, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241303157
  21. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 28 May 1947, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218502772."
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 3 Feb 1948, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243850943
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 13 May 1949, p18
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22728281
  24. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 29 Jun 1950, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206235831
  25. [S14] Newspaper - Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954), Sat 29 Mar 1952, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article178172288
  26. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 10 Dec 1952, p20
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222363431."
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 14 May 1955, p35
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71882480
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Joseph Patrick Hayes

M, #5865, b. 1848, d. 23 Jul 1902
Father*John Charles Hayes d. 20 May 1904
Mother*Catherine Keegan d. 19 Dec 1870
Birth*1848 Sligo, Ireland.1 
Marriage*1879Spouse: Henrietta Mary Josephine Evans. VIC, Australia, #M3051.2
 
Land-UBeac*c 1884Joseph Patrick Hayes selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-53C. 19a 0r 37p - Selected by J. HAYES, crown grant to Sandhurst and Northern District Trustees Executor + Agency Co Ltd. (as executors under Joseph Hayes' will) on 12 Feb 1904.3,4 
Death*23 Jul 1902 Carlton, VIC, Australia, #D8739 (Age 54) [par John Charles HAYES & Kate KEEGAN].1 
Death-Notice*24 Jul 1902HAYES.—On the 23rd July, at his residence, "Garryowen," Royal-parade, Parkville, Joseph Patrick Hayes (of the Crown Lands Office), the beloved husband of Henrietta Hayes, aged 54 years. Requiescat in pace. No flowers.5 
Probate (Will)*16 Oct 1902 84/617. Joseph P HAYES. Date of grant: 16 Oct 1902; Date of death: 23 Jul 1902; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Parkville, 20 acres Gembrook Parish held under licence, valued at £40.6 
Land-UBeac*20 Apr 1939 GEM-D-53C. Transfer from Joseph Patrick Hayes to Charles Edward Hillbrick Charles Jolly. 19a 0r 37p.7,8 

Grave

  • Roman Catholic 10+12, St Kilda Cemetery, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, John Patrick HAYES Died 23 July 1902 Aged 54 years and his wife Henrietta, Died 22 Aug 1902 Aged 48 years also their daughter Eileen Agnes Died 19 June 1895 Aged 11 months9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Jul 1902, One of the identities of the Lands department, Mr. Joseph Hayes, died yesterday, from erysipelas, at his residence in Parkville, at the age of 54 years. Mr. Hayes was connected with the department continuously for 32 years, and in his time did valuable work in connection with land administration in the Benalla and the Mallee districts. Of late years he was head of the Benalla district office of the department in Melbourne.10
  • 30 Sep 1902, WILLS AND BEQUESTS. Joseph Patrick Hayes, formerly of St. Kilda, but late of Sydney-road, Parkville, gentleman, died on July 23, 1902, and his will bears date February 19, 1896. He left real estate valued at £250 and personal estate valued at £1,753. Testator directs that the property shall be divided amongst his children after the decease of his widow. The latter died on August 22 last.11

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 5357/P0000/3761. 1819/49. JOSEPH PATRICK HAYES DECEASED ESTATE. GEMBROOK 53C D. 19--0--37. 1884 - 1904.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3000-890 - The Sandhurst and Northern District Trustees Executors and Agency Company Limited of View Street Bendigo as Executor under the will of Joseph Patrick Hayes formerly of St Kilda but late of Sydney Road Parkville Melbourne Gentleman deceased.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jul 1902, p1.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P2 unit 339, item 84/617
    VPRS 28/P0 unit 1083, item 84/617.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Hayes Estate of Josiah [sic] - per 1 Apr 1939 to Charles Edward Hillbrick & Charles Jolly.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3000-890 - Charles Edward Hillbrick of 19 Carroll Crescent Glen Iris Brick Carter and Charles Jolly of 69 Edgar Street Malvern Laborer - proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares - C/T 6283-538.
  9. [S48] Index of burials in the cemetery of St Kilda,.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jul 1902, p5.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Sep 1902, p9.
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William Holness

M, #5872, b. 1850, d. 21 Nov 1922
Birth*1850 Kent, England. 
Marriage*1875Spouse: Margaret Barr. VIC, Australia, #M4742.1
 
Land-UBeac*8 Sep 1884William Holness selected land from the Crown. GEM-D-53D. 18a 3r 0p - Land File 1820/49.4
Crown Grant to W. HOLNESS on 20 Nov 1889.2,3 
Land-UBeac*4 Feb 1921 GEM-D-53D. Transfer from William Holness to Francis De Silveira. 18a 3r 0p.4 
Death*21 Nov 1922 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D14859 (Age 72) [par Alfred HOLNESS & Sarah STEADMAN].5 
Death-Notice*23 Nov 1922HOLNESS.—On the 21st November, at his residence, 7 Market street, St. Kilda, William, beloved husband of Margaret, and loving uncle of Mrs. Ted Gough and Edward, aged 72 years.
At rest.6 
Probate (Will)*1 Feb 1923 186/808. Painter. St Kilda.7 
Probate (Details)*1 Feb 1923 In his will (1905) William HOLNESS left 19 acres landed property at Gembrook to his widow and on her death to his niece Annie Maria, who had been a ward of his for 20 years. However, the land is not listed in his probate, as he sold the land to Francis De Silveira in February 1921.8 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Land File 1820/49.4.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2227-358 - William Holness of St Kilda Painter.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2227-358 - Francis De Silveira of 2 Hazelden Place South Yarra Labourer.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Nov 1922, p1.
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1287; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 668.
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 186/808.
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Margaret Barr

F, #5873, b. 1855, d. 1945
Married NameHolness.1 
Birth*1855 St Kilda, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1875Spouse: William Holness. VIC, Australia, #M4742.1
 
Widow21 Nov 1922Margaret Barr became a widow upon the death of her husband William Holness.2 
Death*1945 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D9047 (Age 90) [par Robert BARR & Rebecca MacKNALY].2 

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
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Francis De Silveira

M, #5874, b. 1878, d. 29 Mar 1945
Father*Manuel Antonio De Silveira b. 1841, d. 1906
Mother*Margaret Bedaun b. 1843, d. 1907
Probate (Will)* 392/389. Labourer. Sth Yarra.1 
Birth*1878 Emerald Hill, VIC, Australia, #B22537.2 
Marriage*1906Spouse: Lavinia Anne Smith. VIC, Australia, #M8931.3
 
Divorce*1912 Lavinia files for divorce: 1912/242.4 
Land-UBeac*4 Feb 1921 GEM-D-53D. Transfer from William Holness to Francis De Silveira. 18a 3r 0p.5 
Death*29 Mar 1945 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #D3826 (Age 67) [par Manuel Antonio De SILVEIRA & Margaret BEDAUN].6 
Probate (Details)*16 Jul 1946 Francis De Silveira, formerly of 2 Hazeldon Place, South Yarra, but late of 2 Ellis Street, South Yarra. Letters of Administration granted to Patric Joseph De Silveira, 15 Queen Street, Ormond, a brother of the deceased. 
Land-UBeac*1 Dec 1947 GEM-D-53D. Transfer from Francis De Silveira to Patrick Joseph De Silveira. 18a 3r 0p.7 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Jan 1910, MAINTENANCE CASE.
    Lavinia de Silveira, a young woman, of Medley street, South Yarra, charged her husband, Francis de Silveira, known as a professional pugilist, with having left her without adequate means of support.
    Mr Seton Williams appeared for complainant, and Mr Nolan for defendant.
    Mrs de Silveira said she had been married three years. On July 28 last year her husband left her, and went to the country. He gave her 6d before he left, and in six weeks she received only £2 from him. On New Year's Eve, in Chapel street, he pulled her hat off, caught her by the mouth, and knocked a false tooth out. He had also caught her by the hair of the head, and dragged her over the floor, and blackened her all over the body. He had torn the clothes off her back, and had threatened to cut her throat. He earns 36/- per week at the jam factory. He had given up boxing. She would not go back to him again, because of his filthy habits.
    Mrs Frances Robinson, of Park Crescent, Caulfield, said Mrs de Silveira was her niece. De Silveira picked up a washing jug and threw it at his wife. Witness had seen blood flowing from Mrs de Silveira's wounds through her husband biting her. Mr and Mrs de Silveira had lived in witness's house for twelve months after they were married.
    Two young women gave evidence as to having seen De Silveira assault his wife on the occasion referred to in Chapel street.
    The defendant stated that he had parted good friends with his wife when he left her in July to go to New South Wales. He sent his wife £2.
    She was not at home when he returned. When he went to see his wife at Caulfield Mrs Robinson said, "Get out, you black scoundrel, leaving your wife starving," and she hit him over the head with a dish cloth. (Laughter.) He was fond of his wife, and a man could not have a better wife if her aunt would leave her
    alone. He denied having wilfully assaulted his wife at any time. He might have been drunk. As to the Chapel street alleged assault he had simply caught hold of his wife's hat as she was running away.
    The bench made an order against de Silveira for the payment of 17/6 per week, with £2/7/- costs, defendant to find a surety of £25 forth with, in default three months' imprisonment.8
  • 18 Jan 1910, NEW YEAR'S MORNING AFFRAY.
    At the Prahran Court yesterday, before Mr Phipps (chairman). Major Clipperton, and Messrs M'Kinnon and Kent, J.P 's, William Styles, Frank de Silveira, otherwise known as Frank Silver, a pugilist, and Harold Croughnan were charged on summons with having behaved in an insulting manner, with intent to create a breach of the peace, and with having caused wilful damage.
    Mr Lowe appeared for Styles; the other two defendants did not answer to their name and it was decided to hear the charge against Styles.
    Ralph Levy, salesman of Browning-street, South Yarra, said: -After attending a party at Albert park he was walking along Chapel-street, South Yarra, in company with his brother and George Brooks at half past 5 a.m. on New Year's Day, when he met the three accused. Styles asked witness's brother what sort of tobacco he smoked, and he replied, "I have no tobacco at all, mate." Silver then struck witness on the side of the head. Witness and his friends ran home, and had to get inside to avoid stones that were being thrown by the three accused.
    Clarence Levy and George Brooks also gave evidence.
    The charge against Styles was reduced by striking out the words "with intent to provoke a breach of the peace," and Styles pleaded guilty. A fine of 30/ was imposed, in default seven days. The Bench ordered warrants to be issued for the arrest of Silver and Croughnan.9
  • 22 Jan 1910, NEW YEAR'S MORNING AFFRAY.
    William Styles, Frank de Silveira (Otherwise known as Frank Silver, pugilist), and Harold Croughnan were charged with having behaved in an insulting manner with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, and also with wilful damage.
    Styles was the only defendant who appeared, and he was defended by Mr Lowe. It was decided to hear the charge against Styles.
    Ralph Levy, a young man, salesman, of Browning street, South Yarra, stated that in company with his brother Clarence and another young man named George Brooks, he had been to a party at Albert Park, and they were returning home at about 5 30 a.m. on New Year's day. At this time they were in Chapel street, South Yarra, near the Rainbow Hotel, where they met the three accused. Styles said to Clarence Levy, " What sort of tobacco do you smoke ? Clarence replied, " I have no tobacco at all, mate.'' Silver then struck witness, it was alleged, on the side of the head. The two Levys and Brooks ran to Levy's house. Styles and the other two accused followed, and com menced to bombard the house with stones. A window was broken. Witness could not say whether Styles actually threw stones. The police were subsequently informed, and Constable Croft took the three accused to the watchhouse. They were identified as the assailants. Mr Lowe — Did Styles ask for tobacco in a rude sort of way?—No.
    Clarence Levy, an employe of the Metropolitan Gas Company, said Styles kicked him on the chest. He saw Styles throw stones. The three defendants had apologised to his mother and father, and replaced the window.
    George Brooks, laborer, residing at Elsternwick, said he received a blow from Silver.
    To Mr Lowe.-I was not severely hurt, but I stopped three very unpleasant clouts.
    At the suggestion of Mr Lowe, the charge against Styles was reduced by striking out the words " with intent to provoke a breach of the peace"
    On behalf of Styles, Mr Lowe pleaded guilty, and said his client had never been in trouble before. He had fallen in with evil company, and regretted very much what had taken place.
    A fine of 20/- wss imposed, in default seven days.
    The bench ordered that warrants be issued for the arrest of Silver and Croughnan.10
  • 24 Jul 1940, HILLBRICK’S ROAD SOLUTION IN SIGHT
    THE engineer reported that, in company with Cr Gardiner and Mr Heaney, engineer for Fern Tree Gully Shire, further inspection was made of the road in the Ferntree Gully Shire, leading to Hillbrick’s block on Cardinia Creek. As the existing road through Allot. 30B has now been closed, Mr Heaney suggested that the Ferntree Gully Shire might consider the construction of a new road, provided Berwick Shire would contribute towards the cost. As this is the natural outlet for ratepayers on Berwick’s side of the creek, Mr Keys recommended that the council seriously consider the suggestion.
    Cr Gardiner said that Mr Heaney’s promised estimate had not yet come to hand.
    Asked to give a snap estimate, Mr Keys said that the work should cost roughly about £60 or £70.
    Cr Gardiner thought that as these people had gone in and made their homes in unpromising country and were making good, council ought to help them along by constructing the road.
    The engineer said that by putting another 3½ chains through De Silva’s, they would be giving Manestar an outlet.
    It was resolved, on the motion of Cr McBride, that Berwick Shire offer to share the cost, and that provision also be made to give Manestar an outlet.11
  • 25 Sep 1940, You People Will Have To Fix It!
    STILL another letter was received in regard to the conflicting road desires of residents on Muddy Creek, at Upper Beaconsfield. Advancing the claims of the old road between his place and De Silva’s, Mr F. Manestar claimed that it wouldn’t cost much to put a bridge over Cardinia Creek. If council would put the road down that way he volunteered to help for a month with two horses. “Where Mr Edebohls wants it put is useless,” he wrote, “as it will cost a lot of money and there is a swampy flat of 4 chains to go through over Muddy Creek. This is covered by water every winter.”
    “You people will have to fix a road up for me,” wound up the writer,” —“otherwise I'll have to see into it, as I am stranded.”
    Crs McBride and Ure moved that the letter be received.
    “We can’t do anything until that road is fixed up,” reported the engineer.
    Cr Gardiner: Manestar would have an outlet on to the new road.12
  • 21 May 1941, NEW PROPOSAL TO GIVE OUTLET TO ISOLATED SETTLERS
    FOLLOWING a report by Crs Gardiner and Whiteside regarding the problem of providing an outlet for four settlers hemmed in down on the Cardinia Creek, Crs Whiteside and McBride moved that the engineer survey the necessary connecting road through the properties of Messrs De Silva, Manestar and Glismann, and report to the council on the steps necessary to acquire same.
    Later, in connection with the same matter, Crs McBride and Ure moved that a grant of £100 be solicited from the C.R.B. to help acquire, clear and form a road to supply an outlet for Messrs Edebohls, Manestar, Hillbrick and De Silva.13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4558; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1374.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  4. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Divorce Index 1911-1924.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2227-358 - Francis De Silveira of 2 Hazelden Place South Yarra Labourer.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2227-358 - Francis De Silveira died on 29 Mar 1945. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to Patrick Joseph De Silveira of 15 Queen Street Ormond Labourer - dated 1 Dec 1947.
  8. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 15 Jan 1910, p3.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 18 Jan 1910, p6.
  10. [S14] Newspaper - Malvern Standard, 22 Jan 1910, p3.
  11. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 Jul 1940, p6."
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 25 Sep 1940, p11."
  13. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 21 May 1941, p4."
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