Robert James Lionel Funnell

M, #1351, b. 6 Sep 1905, d. 8 Sep 1982
Father*Frederick Funnell b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936
Mother*Amy Keeble b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949
Birth*6 Sep 1905 East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 122.1,2,3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1913 Sailing with Amy Keeble, Frederick Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Irishman
Age 7.5 
Marriage*1942 Spouse: Betty Lorraine Elliott. VIC, Australia, #M1792.6
 
Military*25 May 1943Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Royal Australian Air Force No 142024
Discharge 21 Feb 1945 Leading Aircraftman - 1 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRON.7 
Land-UBeac*4 Sep 1945 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 21 St Georges Road. Transfer from Amy Funnell to Robert James Lionel Funnell.8 
Residence*1949 St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.9 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1953 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Walter Fergus Robinson to Robert James Lionel Funnell. 5a (long stretch - going from St Georges Road to Lot 8 - now 23+25 St Georges road.)10 
Land-UBeac*8 Oct 1958 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7). Transfer from Robert James Lionel Funnell to Philip Maxwell Beck. 5a or thereabouts.11 
Land-UBeac*15 Jul 1966 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 8) l/p 72834, 53 St Georges Road. Transfer from Olive May Elliott to Robert James Lionel Funnell Betty Lorraine Funnell. Lot 1 of l/p 72834.12 
Death*8 Sep 1982 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D22161 age 77.1 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Bunces Farm, Birch Grove, East Grinstead, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Frederick Funnell;
Age 5
Member(s) of Household: Amy Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell13
bt 1925 - 1927St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor-driver.14,15,16
bt 1928 - 1931c/- Hargreaves, High Street, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor driver.17,18
bt 1934 - 1936"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor driver. With Frederick Funnell and Amy Keeble and Arthur Francis James Funnell.19
1937"Birch Grove", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: motor driver. With Amy Funnell and Arthur Francis James Funnell.20
1949Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Betty Lorraine Funnell.21
bt 1967 - 1972St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Betty Lorraine Funnell.22,23,24
1977St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Betty Lorraine Funnell.25

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia26

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D22161 age 77."
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Dec Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 122."
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Date of Birth 6 Sep 1905 / Place of Birth SUSSEX, ENGLAND.
  4. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    has date of birth on 8 Sep 1905.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B884/004.
  6. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  7. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.awm.gov.au/database/, Locality on Enlistment NORTH FOOTSCRAY / Next of Kin FUNNELL, BETTY.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3902-306 - Amy Funnell to Robert James Lionel Funnell of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Driver.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jun 1949 p13 (Funeral Notice of Mother).
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4112-326 - Walter Fergus Robinson to Robert James Lionel Funnell of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield Driver - C/T 7999-085.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7999-085 - Philip Maxwell Beck of Emerald Road Beaconsfield Lubritorium Operator.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8627-161 - Olive May Elliott to Robert James Lionel Funnell Foreman and Betty Lorraine Funnell Married Woman both of St Georges Road Upper Beaconsfield.
  13. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4996; Schedule Number: 29.
  14. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  15. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  16. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  17. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  18. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  19. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "1934 + 1936 rolls."
  20. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  21. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  22. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  23. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  24. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  25. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  26. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited1 Jul 2018

Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell

F, #1352, b. Sep 1902, d. 9 May 1966
Father*Frederick Funnell b. Mar 1861, d. 10 Nov 1936
Mother*Amy Keeble b. Dec 1868, d. 6 Jun 1949
Married NameWintle. 
Birth*Sep 1902 East Grinstead, Sussex, England, Sep Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 145.1 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelNov 1913 Sailing with Amy Keeble, Frederick Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Irishman
Age 11.2 
Marriage*25 Mar 1922 Spouse: William Henry Wintle. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M1930.3
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Mar 1922Wedding. Wintle-Funnell.
A pretty wedding was celebrated last Saturday afternoon, when Mr W. H. Wintle, of Foster, was married to Miss Alexandra (Queenie) Funnell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Funnell, of "Birch Grove," Upper Beaconsfield.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J Wilson, in the local church, which was prettily decorated with mauve asters, white flowers, and wedding bells. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked dainty in white, and wore a net veil held in place by a wreath of orange blossom. She also carried a pink and white bouquet. The bridesmaids, Misses Smith and Drake, were frocked in white, and wore large white hats, relieved with color. Mr. Arthur Funnell acted as best man.
During the signing of the register Miss Dowson sang "I love you truly."
About forty guests attended the reception, which was held in the clubroom at the hall. The table decorations were carried out in pink lilies and coral fern.4 
Death*9 May 1966 Canberra, ACT, Australia, #D150/1966 ACT.5 
Death-Notice*11 May 1966WINTLE, Alexandra A. L. (Queenie).— May 9 at Canberra, beloved wife of William Henry, loved mother of Bill and Ann (Mrs Mertz), loving grandmother of their children. A patient sufferer at rest.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1911Bunces Farm, Birch Grove, East Grinstead, Sussex, England(Head of Household) Frederick Funnell;
Age 8
Member(s) of Household: Amy Funnell, Arthur Francis James Funnell, Robert James Lionel Funnell7
bt 1924 - 1928Birch Grove House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Henry Wintle.8,9,10,11,12
1931Cormore Store, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Henry Wintle.13
1943The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: peace officer. With William Henry Wintle.14
1949The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: peace officer. With William Henry Wintle. With William Frederick Wintle.14
1955The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: peace officer. With William Henry Wintle.14
1959The Lodge, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaWith William Henry Wintle.15

Grave

  • Woden Cemetery, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Anglican N/H/B/28216

Newspaper-Articles

  • 24 Jun 1949, RETURN THANKS. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WINTLE and family desire to express their sincere thanks to doctors, matron, sisters and nursing staff for their kind attention to their mother through her long illness. Also many thanks to all kind friends for their messages of sympathy in their sad bereavement. Would all please accept this as their personal thanks.17

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Sep Q [E. Grinstead] 2b 145."
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B884/004.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "31 Mar 1922."
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ACT BDM #D150/1966 ACT.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 11 May 1966, p30.
  7. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 4996; Schedule Number: 29.
  8. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  9. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  10. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  11. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  12. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  13. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  14. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php."
  15. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/… - not online anymore Sep 2011.
  16. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au/…
    Alexandra Annie L Wintle of 91 Wakefield Gardens Ainslie died on 9th May 1966 aged 64 years. Her grave in the Anglican section of Woden Cemetery was paid by Mr William Henry Wintle of the same address.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 24 Jun 1949, p4.
Last Edited7 May 2016

William Henry Wintle

M, #1353, b. Sep 1897, d. 3 Jun 1986
William Henry WINTLE - 1942

World War I

William Henry Wintle [SERN 3250] was a 19-year old farm labourer at Mount Best, Toora, when he enlisted on 12 August 1916. His unit, the 57th Battalion (8th Reinforcement) embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916. He saw service on the Western Front.
After the war he came to Upper Beaconsfield and married Queenie Funnell.1
Note* Siblings born Australia 1913 (Elsie at Toora) & 1917 (Blodwin at Forster.) 
Birth*Sep 1897 Abertillery, Wales, Sep Q [Bedwellty] 11a 89.2 
Marriage*25 Mar 1922 Spouse: Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell. Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M1930.3
 
Marriage-Notice*31 Mar 1922Wedding. Wintle-Funnell.
A pretty wedding was celebrated last Saturday afternoon, when Mr W. H. Wintle, of Foster, was married to Miss Alexandra (Queenie) Funnell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Funnell, of "Birch Grove," Upper Beaconsfield.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J Wilson, in the local church, which was prettily decorated with mauve asters, white flowers, and wedding bells. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked dainty in white, and wore a net veil held in place by a wreath of orange blossom. She also carried a pink and white bouquet. The bridesmaids, Misses Smith and Drake, were frocked in white, and wore large white hats, relieved with color. Mr. Arthur Funnell acted as best man.
During the signing of the register Miss Dowson sang "I love you truly."
About forty guests attended the reception, which was held in the clubroom at the hall. The table decorations were carried out in pink lilies and coral fern.4 
Residence*2 Sep 1923 "Birch Grove House", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.5 
Widower9 May 1966William Henry Wintle became a widower upon the death of his wife Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell.6 
Death*3 Jun 1986 Canberra, ACT, Australia, [par Frederick James WINTLE & Lily HANCOCKS]
late of Kankinya Nursing Home, Lyneham in the Australian Capital Territory, Retired.7 
Death-Notice*5 Jun 1986WINTLE, William Henry. — 3 June 1986, at Kankinya Nursing Home. Lovingly remembered, John, Barbara, Geoffrey and Douglas.
WINTLE, (Sgt) William Henry. — Aged 88. Sadly missed, David and Pam.8 
Death-Notice6 Jun 1986WINTLE, William Henry. — June 3, 1986. Lovingly remembered by daughter Ann and Werner.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1922Amey's Track, Foster, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.10
bt 1924 - 1928Birch Grove House, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Wintle.11,12,13,14,15
1931Cormore Store, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Wintle.16
1943The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell.17
1949The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell. With William Frederick Wintle.17
1955The Lodge, Government House, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell.17
1959The Lodge, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: peace officer & home duties. With Alexandra Annie Louise "Queenie" Funnell.18
196791 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaOccupation: no occupation.17

Grave

  • Woden Cemetery, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Anglican N/H/B/28219

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Dec 1931, PUBLIC MEETING AT BEACONSFIELD UPPER.
    A public meeting, convened by the local Traders’ Association, was held in the Hall on Monday evening. The president of the Association, Mr. W. Wintle, occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance. The chairman stated in his opening remarks that the meeting had been called for the purpose of trying to restore the daily two mail service to and from the city, which, operated some time ago. At present the service was a drawback to the progress of the district, and he illustrated this by stating that a letter posted here at 5 o’clock p.m. on Saturday was not delivered in Melbourne or suburbs until Tuesday morning. In addtion to the two mails per day, he thought that a loose mail bag should be made up and despatched on Sunday night. This would assist business people and help the district at large, and he also considered that the mail should come direct from the mail train instead of being delayed as at present on the route. A number of other speakers stressed the necessity for this service, and the secretary of the Association and Mr. Ken. Hudson reported on their correspondence and interviews with the responsible officers of the Postmaster-General’s department. The following motion, proposed by Mr D. N. McBride, and seconded by Mr. Baxter, was then carried unanimously.
    “That this meeting of resdents of Beaconsfield Upper give whole-hearted support to the Traders’ Association in their efforts to obtain a daily two mail service direct from mail train, and also that a loose bag be despatched from here on Sunday nights.”
    It was decided that a petition be prepared for submission to the P.M.G. asking that these facilities be granted and that the obtaining of signatures to this petition be left in the hands of the Association.20
  • 23 Mar 1933, At the Berwick Court, on Friday last, W. Wintle, storekeeper, of Upper Beaconsfield, was proceeded against by J. Nathan, another storekeeper, of the same place, with having aided and abetted some boys in disfiguring the latter’s window on New Year’s Eve, by painting a pawnbroker’s sign on it. He was fined £3.21
  • 13 Jan 1947, MEDALS FOR DUKE'S HOUSEHOLD STAFF. SYDNEY, Sun: The Duke of Gloucester at Admiralty House yesterday presented the Royal Victorian Medal to Mr Leslie William Brill, care-taker at Government House, Canberra; Mr George Ernest Freeman Robinson, caretaker at Admiralty House; Sgt David Mackay, ACT police force; Sgt William Henry Wintle, Commonwealth Police Officer; and Mr George William Gillham, head gardener at Admiralty House.22
  • 24 Jun 1949, RETURN THANKS. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WINTLE and family desire to express their sincere thanks to doctors, matron, sisters and nursing staff for their kind attention to their mother through her long illness. Also many thanks to all kind friends for their messages of sympathy in their sad bereavement. Would all please accept this as their personal thanks.23
  • 14 Jul 1962, The Administrator of the Commonwealth, Sir Dallas Brooks, presenting the police long service and good conduct medals to Sergeant William Henry Wintle yesterday.
    Sergeant Wintle, 65, who has been stationed at Government House, Yarralumla, since 1938, was the first member of the Commonwealth Police Force to receive the award.
    Sergeant Wintle served with the 1st A.l.F. and was wounded at Ypres, Frances, in 1917.
    He holds two Royal Victorian medals.24
  • 9 May 1968, IN MEMORIAM. WINTLE. — In memory of my dear wife passed away 9th May 1966. still thinking of you. Dad, Bill, Ann, Lorna and family.25
  • 14 Feb 1994, WINTLE/BAKER (nee Bland), Ruth. — Passed away peacefully at Woden Valley Hospital February 11, 1994. Aged 88 years. Late of Brindabella Gardens Hostel, Curtin. Formerly of Coolamon, Wagga Wagga and Gladesville, Sydney. Loving wife of Bill (dec, ACT) and Archie Baker (dec, Coolemon). Supportive and loving mother and mother-in-law of Robert and Jenny Baker (Sydney), Margaret and Barry Rogers, John and Dorothy Baker. Loved grandmothor of Peter, Andrew, Tracy, Mark, Craig. Sean and Gabrielle, With all our love. At peace at last.26

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  2. [S332] UK - General Register Office Indexes "mother's maiden name HANCOCK."
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S188] Newspaper - Berwick County Times / The Times "31 Mar 1922."
  5. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, Letter from Military File.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, ACT BDM #D150/1966 ACT.
  7. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au/…
  8. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 5 Jun 1986, p23.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 6 Jun 1986, p15.
  10. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922 "parents Frederick James & Lily Rosetta WINTLE, Mount Best, Toora farmer."
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  13. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  14. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  15. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  16. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  17. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php."
  18. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://hiddencanberra.webs.com/… - not online anymore Sep 2011.
  19. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au/…
    Alexandra Annie L Wintle of 91 Wakefield Gardens Ainslie died on 9th May 1966 aged 64 years. Her grave in the Anglican section of Woden Cemetery was paid by Mr William Henry Wintle of the same address.
  20. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Thu 10 Dec 1931, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201086144."
  21. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "23 Mar 1933, p4."
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jan 1947, p2.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 24 Jun 1949, p4.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 14 Jul 1962, p7.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 9 May 1968, p35.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 14 Feb 1994, p26.
Last Edited3 Jan 2019

William Desmond Richardson

M, #1355, b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 31 Dec 1941
Birth*27 Jul 1873 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #B14732.1 
Birth-Notice*30 Jul 1873RICHARDSON.— On the 27th inst., at Brighton, the wife of Marmaduke N. Richardson (late of H. M. 83rd Foot) of a son.2 
Marriage*17 Oct 1907 Spouse: Augusta Ross. St Hilary's Church, East Kew, VIC, Australia, #M7390.3,4
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Dec 1907RICHARDSON—ROSS.—On the 17th October, at St. Hilary's Church, East Kew, by the Rev. H. Collier, assisted by the Rev. W. T. C. Storrs, M.A., Wm. Desmond, eldest son of the late Marmaduke N Richardson, H. M. 83rd Regiment, to Augusta, only child of the late Eugene A. Ross, 4 Park Hill Road, Kew.4 
Land-UBeac*18 May 1911 GEM-D-20. Transfer from Victoria Anderson to William Desmond Richardson. 18a 3r 39p.5 
Land-Note*1 Nov 1911 GEM-D-20.21: Mortgagee: Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 20 Dec 1913. Mortgagor was William Desmond Richardson.6 
Land-UBeac*1 Nov 1911 GEM-D-21. Transfer from William Gunner Good to William Desmond Richardson. 19a 0r 15p.7 
Residence*c 1912 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, July 1912 (birth son); 16 Jul 1914 at Oakleigh (birth son.) 
Land-UBeac*20 Dec 1913 GEM-D-20.21. Transfer from William Desmond Richardson to George Reid Grieve. 37a ...8 
Land-Note*20 Dec 1913 GEM-D-20.21: Mortgagee: William Desmond Richardson. Discharged 26 Feb 1920. Mortgagor was George Reid Grieve.9 
Widower10 Feb 1923William Desmond Richardson became a widower upon the death of his wife Augusta Ross.10 
Death*31 Dec 1941 Bayswater, VIC, Australia, #D22690/1942 (Age 68) [par Marmaduke Nelson RICHARDSON & Mary CARSWELL].11 
Death-Notice*5 Jan 1942RICHARDSON.—On December 31, at his residence, Milleara, via Bayswater, William Desmond.12 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Augusta Richardson.13,14,15

Family

Augusta Ross b. 1873, d. 10 Feb 1923
Children 1.Mary St Barbe Richardson b. 26 Jan 1910
 2.Marmaduke Nelson Richardson b. 13 Jul 1912, d. 9 Jul 1914

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Jul 1873, p4.
  3. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7390."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Dec 1907, p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1120-988 - Victoria Robertson to Desmond Richardson of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 3498-401.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3547-291 - Mortgage No 299296 - Alexander Fraser, Thomas Robert Burrows, James Robert Thear and Jonathan Edward Pittock - discharged 20 Dec 1913.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2424-735 - Desmond Richardson of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist - C/T 3547-291.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3547-291 + C/T 3498-401 - George Reid Grieve of Upper Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3547-291 + C/T 3498-401 - Mortgage No 328479 - discharged 26 Feb 1920.
  10. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1013 age 50 [par Eugene ROSS & Sarah]."
  11. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jan 1942, p2.
  13. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  14. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  15. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
Last Edited20 May 2016

Augusta Ross

F, #1356, b. 1873, d. 10 Feb 1923
Married NameRichardson. 
Birth*1873 Melbourne South, VIC, Australia, possible birth 1871/#9006 as Unnamed Female at Emerald Hill. [par Eugene Alexander ROSS & Sarah MATTHEWS]1 
Marriage*17 Oct 1907 Spouse: William Desmond Richardson. St Hilary's Church, East Kew, VIC, Australia, #M7390.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*7 Dec 1907RICHARDSON—ROSS.—On the 17th October, at St. Hilary's Church, East Kew, by the Rev. H. Collier, assisted by the Rev. W. T. C. Storrs, M.A., Wm. Desmond, eldest son of the late Marmaduke N Richardson, H. M. 83rd Regiment, to Augusta, only child of the late Eugene A. Ross, 4 Park Hill Road, Kew.3 
Death*10 Feb 1923 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D1013 age 50 [par Eugene ROSS & Sarah].4 
Death-Notice*13 Feb 1923RICHARDSON. On the 10th February, at private hospital, Caulfield, Augusta, beloved wife of Desmond Richardson, Milleara, Bayswater.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1909 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With William Desmond Richardson.6,7,8

Family

William Desmond Richardson b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 31 Dec 1941
Children 1.Mary St Barbe Richardson b. 26 Jan 1910
 2.Marmaduke Nelson Richardson b. 13 Jul 1912, d. 9 Jul 1914

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M7390."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Dec 1907, p13.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D1013 age 50 [par Eugene ROSS & Sarah]."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Feb 1923 p1.
  6. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  7. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  8. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
Last Edited20 May 2016

Mary St Barbe Richardson

F, #1357, b. 26 Jan 1910
Father*William Desmond Richardson b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 31 Dec 1941
Mother*Augusta Ross b. 1873, d. 10 Feb 1923
Birth*26 Jan 1910 Windarra, Toorak, VIC, Australia, #B139.1 
Birth-Notice*8 Feb 1910RICHARDSON.—On the 26th January, at Windarra, Toorak, the wife of W. Desmond Richardson, "The Hut," Upper Beaconsfield—a daughter.2 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B139 - reg. Armadale."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Feb 1910, p1.
Last Edited20 May 2016

Marmaduke Nelson Richardson

M, #1358, b. 13 Jul 1912, d. 9 Jul 1914
Father*William Desmond Richardson b. 27 Jul 1873, d. 31 Dec 1941
Mother*Augusta Ross b. 1873, d. 10 Feb 1923
Birth*13 Jul 1912 Windsor, VIC, Australia, #B23532 [reg Prahran].1 
Birth-Notice*21 Aug 1912RICHARDSON. - On the 13th July, at "Quisisana" private hospital, Dandenong-road, Windsor, the wife of Wm. Desmond Richardson, Upper Beaconsfield - a son.2 
Death*9 Jul 1914 Ferntree Gully Road, Oakleigh, VIC, Australia, #D11231 (Age 2.)3 
Death-Notice*29 Jul 1914RICHARDSON. On the 9th July, at "The Pines," Ferntree Gully Road, Oakleigh, Marmaduke Nelson, beloved eldest son of W Desmond Richardson, aged 2 years.4 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#B23532 [reg Prahran]."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 Aug 1912 p9.
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jul 1914 p1.
Last Edited20 May 2016

Thomas Cole Mackley

M, #1360, b. Sep 1852, d. 7 Mar 1909
Father*Thomas Cole Mackley b. 1813, d. 6 Jul 1869
Mother*Amelia Colley b. 1813, d. 15 Feb 1884
Birth*Sep 1852 Battersea, Surrey, England, Sep Q [Wandsworth] 1d 363.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel27 Apr 1880 To Bombay, India. Ship MACKLEY T C MR A 'ASSAM' APR 1880 - BOMBAY APR 1880 001.2,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel28 Dec 1880 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship possible migration on Cathay - travelled via Bombay
no age given, travelling from foreign port.4 
Marriage*6 Aug 1881 Spouse: Mary Ann Reeves. Trinity Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M3224.5
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Aug 1881MACKLEY-REEVES.-On the 6th inst., at Trinity Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, Thos. Cole, third son of the late T. C. Mackley, St. John's Hill House, New Wandsworth, Surrey, to Mary Ann, second daughter of I. G. Reeves, St. Kilda.6 
Residence*bt 1888 - 1909 "Ellim-Atta" (later "Calembeen"), A'Beckett Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Part of Alott 124. Parish of Pakenham. 17 acres. - Property later known as Calembeen.7 
Land-UBeac*20 Apr 1888 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas Cooper Hyde to Thomas Cole Mackley. 18a 0r 16p.8 
Land-Note*20 Jun 1888 PAK-124: Mortgagee: The Australian Deposit and Mortgage Bank Limited. Discharged 3 Apr 1889. Mortgagor was Thomas Cole Mackley.9 
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1889 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas Cole Mackley to Richard Noble Thomas James Crouch. 17a 1r 16p and creation of easement.10 
Related*bt 1892 - 1897 Todea Africana Thomas Cole MACKLEY was writing weekly columns for the South Bourke and Mornington Journal under the pen name of TODEA AFRICANA.11 
Widower31 Dec 1897Thomas Cole Mackley became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Ann Reeves.12 
Land-UBeac25 Mar 1898 PAK-124. Transfer from Richard Noble Ernest William Marston Crouch to Thomas Cole Mackley. 17a 1r 16p.13 
Death*7 Mar 1909 106 Powlett Street, Melbourne East, VIC, Australia, #D2375 age 56 [par Thomas Cole MACKLEY & Amelia].14 
Death-Notice*8 Mar 1909MACKLEY.-On the 7th March, at 106 Powlett street, East Melbourne, Thomas Cole Mackley, secretary Charity Organisation Society, brother of Mrs. Richard Noble, who died on February 24 last. Aged 56.
MACKLEY.-The Friends of the late Mr. THOMAS COLE MACKLEY are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, 106 Powlett-street, East Melbourne, To-morrow (Tuesday, 9th inst.), at 11 o'clock.15 
Probate (Will)*7 Apr 1909 110/467. Thomas Cole Mackley leaves all to niece Isabella Helena REEVES. Part of Allot 124 Parish of Pakenham, with 8-room unoccupied weatherboard house on 17.1.16 acres See: Richard Noble.16,17 
Land-Note*17 Apr 1909 Richard Noble of Bushy Park Briagolong Gippsland Gentleman and Isabella Helena Reeves of 106 Powlett Street East Melbourne Spinster as Executor and Executrix.18 
Land-UBeac*17 Apr 1909 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas Cole Mackley to Isabella Helena Reeves. 17a 1r 16p.19 
(Mentioned) Village BellJul 1982The article reads: THE NOBLE FAMILY CAME HERE IN 1882 - AND AGAIN IN 1982
Several months ago our Postmaster received a request from a Mrs. Long, seeking information about the Noble family, residents in Upper Beaconsfield at the end of last century. We were able to offer only a few details, but she and her family felt encouraged to pursue the inquiry further, and were rewarded by a most enjoyable family reunion in the Village Hall on Sunday, 13th June.
Their forebears, three brothers, came from England in 1882, and on arrival stayed awhile in Melbourne, where they met the Mackleys, resulting in a lasting friendship and a marriage, between the two families.
For several years they lived at "The Steyne", now "Newstead Forest" in A'Beckett Rd., the Mackleys being at "Fassifern" [sic] close by. They took an active part in community life; they were members of the Cricket Club, and initiated the moves to establish the Recreation Reserve in 1898. The family left Upper Beaconsfield in 1903, and had no association with it since.
Sons of the first generation were at the Reunion, and three younger generations, making over a hundred people present. Mr. Joe Mack acted as Master of Ceremonies, and Mr. Derek Noble gave an official welcome. Members of the family were present from Canberra and Adelaide, and greetings were received from relatives in Britain, the U.S.A. Japan and Queensland. '
A great deal of preparatory work had been done, in which Mrs. Helen Long took a leading part. Family trees and dozens of family photographs were displayed. Other heirlooms were a diary kept by Amelia Maria Mackley during her voyage to Australia in 1882, her wedding dress and veil, and a beautifully illuminated farewell address to Richard Noble, dated 24th October 1903, and signed by two local residents Mr. Goff and the Rev. James Wilson.
Cr. Ewenson, Ray Ratcliff and John Milligan visited the gathering, and after lunch Ken Hudson took a party to view the family homes. There they were delighted to be offered seedling from a camellia dating back to the Noble's occupancy, while being shown around by Mrs Fullerton and her daughter Patricia.
A more detailed account of the family relationships appears in the "Weekly Times" of the 7th July, 1982.
In conversation with members attending the Reunion, it was apparent that when a family embarks on tracing its history, a great deal of interesting information comes to light, which is valued by the younger generations. Old friendships are renewed and new ones formed; a very worthwhile enterprise.20 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Emma T BENNETT (Proprietress of Ladies' School), Caterham, Surrey, EnglandAge 8 - Pupil With Louisa Kate Mackley21
2 Apr 1871Ferndale ..., Streatham, London, England(Head of Household) Amelia Mackley;
Age 18 - Articled Clerk
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Maria Mackley, Ellen Harriet Mackley, Louisa Kate Mackley, Friedrich Moritz Alphonse Felix De Paula22

Grave

  • Church of England Section F 493, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to the memory of
    Isabella
    second daughter of Isaac Godfrey and Ann REEVES
    who departed this life
    26 Mar 1870, age 23 yrs.
    She has gone from us now to her rest
    Released from her suffering great
    Oh, think of the joy and the peace
    of her happy and glorified state.
    also the above
    Isaac Godfrey REEVES
    who departed this life 20 Dec 1886
    age 77 yrs
    Ann REEVES
    wife of the above
    who departed this life 8 Oct 1891, age 70 yrs
    and of
    Mary Ann
    dearly beloved wife of Thomas Cole MACKLEY
    and daughter of the abovenamed Isaac Godfrey and Ann REEVES
    who died 31 Dec 1897
    after a long and painful illness.
    And he said to me There are they which came out of great tribulation
    and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
    also the above
    Thomas Cole MACKLEY
    who died 7 Mar 1909, age 56 yrs.23

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 May 1880, The R.M.S.S. Assam, with the mails for England and the East, left the graving dock jotty, Williamstown, at 10 minutes past 1 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon for Galle, via Adelaide and King George's Sound. The steaming capabilities of the Assam are being well tested at present, and it speaks well for the efficient working of her engines that she keeps such good time, while having such close and constant work. The Assam cleared out with mails and passengers and 31 boxes of treasure, consisting of coined and bar gold to the value of £158,008. The following is a list of the passengers.— ... For Suez—Mr. T. C. Mackley.3
  • 29 Dec 1880, Shipping. ARRIVED—DEC 28. Cathay, R.M.S.S., 2,983 tons, W. M. Robbie, commander, from London, via Bombay 3rd inst, Galle 9th inst, King George's Sound 22nd inst., and Adelaide 20th inst. Passengers -For Melbourne. From Venice—... and Mr T Mackley.24
  • 4 Jun 1881, South Australian, s. s., W. Brownlie, for Adelaide. Passengers cabin: ... T. C. Mackley.25
  • 15 Mar 1882, THE BELGIAN EXPORT COMPANY (Limited). Capital, £200,000. Head Office. ANTWERP, BELGIUM.
    GENERAL AGENTS for AUSTRALASIA.
    Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co , 24 Market buildings, Collins street west, Melbourne, and 5 East India Avenue, London.
    This company has been formed by a body of manu facturers aud capitalists in Belgium, with the object of promoting direct trade between that country and the colonies of Australia.
    Some of the shareholders were exhibitors at the Sydney and Melbourne Exhibitions, but beyond securing a certain number of awards, no practical result was achieved. Such displays, unless supported by responsible agents on the spot, prepared to supply intending purchasers not only with all the information requisite to judge the commercial value of the goods exhibited, but also to guarentee prompt deliveries and to afford the usual facilities of payment, are generally speaking of an unprofitable nature to the exhibitor.
    To meet these requirements, the directors have in structed their general agents, Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co , to select a suitable warehouse in Melbourne, and this they intend to keep well stocked with goods for which a ready sale may be anticipated. A description of these will be announced in due course.
    It is intended to establish similar stores in the other Australian capitals.
    As regards the direct importation of Australian products into Belgium and other Continental coun tries, the company's agents are instructed to give this subject their most careful attention, and Australians who take an interest in the extension of the trade of their country are kindly requested to further this object by communicating with Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co.
    It may be here stated that Belgium is not only a large consumer of products for which Australia is famous - namely, wool, tallow, grain, hides, and copper, but also to a great extent a carrier of these for the French, German, and Swiss markets.
    The annual home consumption may be estimated at £10,000,000, and the value of the goods carried through the country at £9,000,000 per annum.
    Antwerp is most favourably situated for this traffic, and the directors are sanguine that this port will be come one of the most important markets for Australian produce.
    Of the manufactures exported by Belgium, the following may be mentioned as the leading items - Iron of every description, machinery, zinc, lead, window glass, glassware, woollens, cotton and linen fabrics, paper, candles, spirits, and chemicals.
    It will thus be seen that the proposed operations afford the basis for a sound and mutually advantagious trade.
    The directors, while being assured that the course of trading which they have undertaken will be for the advantage of the commerial community, trust that they have made such arrangements as will meet with general approval, and they hope by the earnest efforts of the company and their representatives in carrying on the business as stated, and with such modifications as experience may suggest, to secure the support of the Australian public.
    For all particulars and information respecting this company please refer to Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co., 24 Market buildings, Collins street west, Melbourne.
    Antwerp, January, 1882.26
  • 15 Aug 1882, Sir Henry Parkes landed from the John Elder yesterday morning in excellent health having benefited greatly by his trip to America and Europe. At Menzies Hotel he was waited upon by a committee of gentlemen representing the citizens of Melbourne who were introduced by Mr C. J. Ham the mayor of Melbourne. The committee consisted of Mr F. S. Grimwade, president of the Chamber of Commerce ; Mr T. Loader chairman of the Harbour Trust ; Mr George Robertson, Mr G. F. Brind, Mr H. C. Fraser, Mr J Blyth, Mr W. G. Sprigg, and Mr T. C. Mackley.27
  • 4 Oct 1882, In accordance with anticipation, Messrs. de Paula, Mackley and Co., representing the Belgian Export Company, received a repeated telegram on 2nd Sept. from their principals in Belgium, in which the price of the five locomotives for which they tendered was given as £2751, to be delivered in six months; Mr. Bent is satisfied with the offer, and its formal acceptance has been made. This completes the number of locomotives to be purchased outside the colony, ten having been ordered from Beyer, Peacock and Co., of Manchester ; ten from the Baldwin Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia; and five from the Belgian Company referred to above.28
  • 2 May 1883, VICTORIA AND BELGIUM.
    About 12 months ago we noticed the fact that an organisation called the Belgian Export Company had commenced business in Melbourne. This company, as was announced in the prospectus published in our columns at the time, was formed by a body of manufacturers and capitalists in Belgium with the object of promoting direct trade between that country and Australia, but principally in the first instance, at all events - with Victoria. Belgium, it was pointed out, produces a large number of manufactures which Australia consumes, while Belgium is not only a large consumer of products for which Australia is famous, such as wool, tallow, grain, hides, and copper, but to a great extent is a carrier of these to the French, German, and Swiss markets. The proposed operations thus afforded, the pro moters submitted, a basis for a sound and muta ally advantageous trade. Arrangements were made for introducing Belgian manufactures into Australia, and on the other hand, the company's agents in Melbourne, Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co, were instructed to make every effort in their power to encourage a direct importation of Australian products into Belgium and other Continental countries. After the lapse of 12 months it will be of interest to note the progress which has been made in carrying out the object in view. It is to be remarked at the outset that companies of this sort can only be successful on the basis of reciprocal trade. If Belgian goods are introduced on a large scale they must be paid for in Australian products. Complete reciprocity, however, cannot be attained at once. At the beginning, the imports of Bel gian goods into Victoria will necessarily be greater than the export of Victorian pro ducts to Belgium. Belgian manufactures are already known and appreciated in Australia, and a market for them may be said to be established. But while there is a constant and active demand in Belgium for such products as Australia can supply, the quality of Australian products is unknown to the Belgians. It is the function, of course, of the company to bring these products into notice and establish them in the Belgium and other Continental markets, and this function the company is duly discharging. It commenced operations by shipping Belgian goods to Melbourne, and by tendering for and obtaining contracts for the supply of ironwork such as steel rails, carriage wheels, and fittings. In this branch of its operations the company has met with considerable encouragement. It has introduced large quantities of bar, rod, sheet, and plate iron, which have been worked up by Victorian manufacturers for Victorian use. A good trade has also been found for softgoods and articles of various kinds which are not manufactured in the colony.
    The following, Messrs DePaula, Mackley and Co inform us, is a list of the principal Government and other public contracts entered into by the company during the period under review, with the total amounts of each in round numbers: -With the Victorian Railway department- Contract for steel rails and fastenings 30,630 tons, £195,000, five locomotives, £14000, 60 railway carriage wheels, £5 000, 5,000 tons steel rails &c, transferred to our company, £35000.With contractors to the Victorian Railway department -Contract for upholstering and fitting railway carriages including window glass, £ 10,000.With the Maryborough Water Trust -Water pipes contract, £ 27,000 With the Tasmanian Government -Contract for steel rails and fastenings for the Mersey and Deloraine railway £ 21000 With the New South Wales Government - Iron telegraph poles and fittings £ 500. This makes altogether £ 307,500. In addition to the above the company has secured indents for contractors railway plant, tram rails, pig iron, quicksilver, newspaper, soft goods, &c , which, with the goods already imported and on the way for stock, would amount to £100,000 more.
    While the importation of Belgian goods has been going on, active steps have been taken to develop a return trade by sending to Belgium samples and trial shipments of Vic- torian products, as for example wool, wheat, wine, tallow, skins and hides, furs &c. For all these articles there is a constant and steady demand in Belgium, and as the company does not confine its operations to that country, but has agencies in Germany, France, and other parts of the Continent, there is every prospect that an extensive market for Australian products will be found. This anticipation is not based on mere con jocture From the advices which have been received by Messrs de Paula, Mackley, and Co , it is believed that Australian produce will be very welcome in Belgium. There is wool, for example. Belgium is a large consumer of this article, of which she imports largely from South America. The South American wool, however, is not as clean nor so generally acceptable to manufacturers as Australian, and when the latter is known it will become firmly established in the Belgian markets. Again, the quantity of raw material treated in the Belgian tanneries and fellmongeries is very great, so that a steady demand for Aus tralia hides and skins may be expected. The Belgian fur manufactories also absorb large quantities of raw material of which Victoria and the other Australian colonies are in a position to furnish a large supply. The company has already sent shipments of rabbit skins and the skins of native animals, together with specimens of Victorian made rugs, &c , in order to show how the raw material is worked up here. Belgium has been long noted for its fur manufactures, which it supplies in large quantities to countries where warm clothing is required, and Belgian ingenuity may be reckoned upon for turning to good account the materials of which Auatralia possesses such an abundant supply. There is also in Belgium a market for Australian tallow, and business in this product has already been done. As to wine, it may he stated that the company's agents, before the Bordeaux Exhibition was held, sent some samples of wines to Antwerp, where they were submitted to a number of experts. The wines were spoken very highly of, and the only objection found was that which was made subsequently at Bordeaux, viz., that the price was too high. Australian wines are required by Continental manufacturers principally for blending with other wines, and for this purpose cheapness, as well as soundness, is an essential. It has been suggested to the Belgian manufacturera that they should establish a company for the purpose of buying up and blending in Australia the wines of the small growers , and that they should also take up land and plant vineyards in Victoria and the other Australian colonies, bringing out from Belgium men skilled in vine growing and wine making. If this were done-and there seems to be a probability of it-we should have Belgium assisting to develop one of our most important industries and giving us at the same time fresh population of the sort we most require. Belgium appears determined to push trade in every direction, and especially with the Australian colonies. We are informed that a second company, similar to the one under notice, has been started in Brussels, and that the formation of other companies under tbe like conditions has been spoken of. The King of the Belgians who takes a lively interest in international commerce, has been kept informed of what has been going on by the Belgian Consul in Melbourne, and has expressed his satisfaction thereat. So much importance does Belgium attach to the extension of her commerce with foreign parts that she has founded a school of commerce, in which prizes of the nature of "commercial scholarships" if the expression may be used, are given. Provision is made by which the students most successful in the examinations are allowed a sum equal to about £210 per annum for three years, on condition that they travel or engage in trade in foreign countries, and send home periodical reports on matters that have come under their observation relating to trade and commerce. One of these successful students has found his way to Melbourne and has associated himself with the Belgian Export Company for the purpose of acquiring a knowledge of the Australian trade. It may be said in conclusion that the growth of the Australian-Belgian trade, and generally of trade between the Australian colo nies and the Continent, will be greatly promoted by the improved steam communi- cation which is one of the features of modern progress.There has already been established a direct line of steamers between Melbourne and Hamburg, the Messageries Maritimes Company furnish a monthly service with Marseilles, and it is expected that before long there will be direct communication with Austria. The Austrian Lloyd's already run steamers from Trieste to India and China, and it is believed that an extension of the service to Australia is in contemplation.29
  • 29 Mar 1884, BELGIAN EXPORT CO. LIMITED. Capital .. .. .. £200,000. HEAD OFFICE-ANTWERP.
    General Agents for Australasia: DE PAULA, MACKLEY and Co., 24 MARKET BUILDINGS COLLINS STREET WEST, MEBOURNE.
    Warehouse and Iron Yard-Spencer street
    Sample rooms-7 Market street
    LONDON HOUSE-6 EAST INDIA AVENUE.
    RAILS, Iron and steel
    LOCOMOTIVE MACHINERY, CONTRACTORS PLANT, &c.
    FENCING WIRE, drawn and rolled CAST-IRON WATERPIPES, &c.
    Galvanised, Corrugated and Plain Iron
    Bar, Plate, Sheet and Hoop Iron
    STEEL, cast, shear, spring and blister
    Wire Nails, Screws and, Floor Brads
    Glass, window ; Oils and White and Red Lead
    PIG IRON, ZINC, LEAD, TIN, COPPER
    Spouting, and Ridging, &c.
    Tweeds, Coatings and Italian Cloths
    Grease-proof Gros Grain SILKS
    Hats, Hat Linings, and Trimmings
    Belgian Ticks and Linens
    Shirts and Shirtings
    Tapestry Goods, Carpets and Curtains
    Lampware, Glassware and Cutlery
    Printing, Writing, and Packing PAPERS
    Lined and Unlined Strawboards
    DREHER's PRIZE LAGER BEER. (Sole agents.)
    German and Havannah CIGARS
    INDENTS for EVERY DESCRIPTION of GOODS.30
  • 19 May 1884, THE BELGIAN EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED, DE PAULA MACKLEY, and Co., Have the pleasure to announce that they have been Appointed SOLE AGENT For the Sale in Victoria of Messrs. ROBERT PORTER and Co.'s Bottling of BASS and Co.'s PALE ALE and GUINNESS and Co's STOUT, Under their well known BULL DOG Brand.31
  • 13 Sep 1884, SHIPPING. ARRIVED. September 12— Flinders, s s., 918 tons. A. Drysdale, commander, from Melbourne. Passengers—Saloon : Mr and Mrs Mackley, Mr. and Mrs. Veal, Mr and Mrs Crouch; Mesdames Noble, Burt, White, Mitchell, Simpson;32
  • 11 Feb 1885, NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, RUDOLPH DE PAULA and THOMAS COLE MACKLEY, hitherto carrying on business as iron merchants and agents, under the style or firm of "De Paula, Mackley, and Company," at No. 72 Bishopsgate-street Within, in the City of London, and at Market buildings, Collins-street, Melbourne, Australia, has been DISSOLVED by mutual consent as and from the first day of December, 1884.
    Dated this 4th day of December, 1884 (Signed) RUDOLPH DE PAULA. (Signed) T C MACKLEY. By John Warburton, his attorney T. C. MACKLEY, Melbourne, Feb. 9, 1885.33
  • 27 Jun 1885, PICTURESQUE VICTORIA. BY "THE VAGABOND." AT MARYSVILLE.
    ... The scribblers in the visitors' book must henceforth be for ever silent. The dispute is at an end. I have solved the question of the height of the Falls. Solved it vicariously, however, à la Mark Twain! Not that I would wish in everything to compare Mr. Mackley, of St Kilda, to Harris, the hero of The Tramp Abroad. But he has a good aneroid, and I have not possessed one since I was in New Guinea. Mr. Mackley, too, takes a delight in solving problems, and is sound of wind and tough in limb. He has scientific tastes, and has travelled so much and kept his eyes open whilst travelling to such good purpose, that I at first flatter Bismarck by imagining our companion to be a citizen of Vaterland. So when he offers to scale the Falls and take correct observations I do not enviously attempt to wrest the honour from him! I conquer the explorer's pride within me, and magnanimously let him do the hard work!34
  • 12 May 1886, NOTICE.—The AGENCY heretofore existing between the BELGIAN EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED of Antwerp Belgium and Messrs DE PAULA, MACKLEY, and Co., of 24 Market-buildings, Collins-street west, Melbourne, in the colony of Victoria, has this day been mutually DETERMINED, and all claims against the said agency will be paid and discharged and all debts due to the said agency will be collected and received by the said Messrs De Paula, Mackley, and Co., personally and exclusively.
    Dated the 9th day of April 1886.
    BELGIAN EXPORT COMPANY LIMITED.
    DE PAULA, MACKLEY, and Co.

    DE PAULA, MACKLEY, and Co., 24 Market-buildings, Collins-street west.
    Contractors for the supply of railway materials of all description, cast iron water pipes, railway contractor's plant, &c.
    Sole agents for Robert Porter and Co.'s Bull Dog ale and stout ; W. and A. Gilbey's wines and spirits. Indentors of every description of merchandise.35
  • 19 Mar 1887, ST. KILDA TOWN-HALL QUESTION. An influential meeting of ratepaypers was held at the Beaconsfield Hotel, West Beach, on Tuesday evening in support of the present site for the new town-hall. Mr. George Godfrey, who was elected chairman, said he had lived for many years in the locality, and he considered it would. be to the advantage of the residents of the West Ward that the new town-hall should be erected on the present site, which was in a central position; and to place it at the Greyhound; which was at the extreme end of St. Kilda, would be an iniquitous spoliation of the borough. The cast of the foundation alone would swallow up nearly the whole of the amount voted for the hall, and probably Elsternwick would separate from St. Kilda at no very distant period.
    ...
    A similar meeting was held on Monday night at the Village Belle Hotel, when Mr. T. C. Mackley occupied the chair. The hon. secretary, Mr. F. Tullett, explained that at a previous meeting it had been decided to hold meetings in each ward of those who favoured the retention of the site of the old town-hall.36
  • 3 Nov 1888, Situations vacant. GENERAL. Beaconsfield, make butter. Mackley, corner Dickens, Mitford sts., St Kilda, near tram.37
  • 2 Jan 1889, SHIRE OF BERWICK. TENDERS will be received at the Offices, High Street, Berwick, up to Twelve o'clock at noon, on Saturday, the 12th January, 1889, for the undermentioned works—
    Clearing and Forming road to Noble's and Mackley's, Beaconsfield.
    By Order of the Council. G. W. ROBINSON, C.E., Shire Engineer.38
  • 9 Jul 1889, TIIE WINE INDUSTRY.—We have a little work from Messrs. Mackley and Co. of 24 Market Buildings, Collins street, Melbourne, giving an interesting account of Messrs. W. and A. Gilbey's Chateau Loudenne estate, Bordeaux, a great centre in the Medoc wine country. It will prove of value to vignerons, as it contains information as to drainage, planting of vines, use of manure, water supply, insect pests, treatment of phylloxera, wine growing and mode of production of the red wines of Medoc, besides a fund of other useful information in connection with the wine industry generally, together with a number of useful illustrations. Messrs. Mackley and Co. intimate that they will send a copy of the work post free to any address in the colony.39
  • 7 Nov 1889, Houses and Land to Let. ST KILDA EAST. Highest Part, Near Windsor Station and Tramway.—Brick VILLA, eight rooms, old garden, £90. Mackley and Co, 449 Collins-street.40
  • 30 Jul 1890, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From R. Noble and H. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield, asking that two culverts to be made on road opposite Mrs. Crouche's. Referred to Clerk of Works.41
  • 3 Sep 1890, BULLDOG STOUT, Robert Porter and Co.'s., MACKLEY and CO., 449 Collins street.42
  • 26 Nov 1892, FRUIT CULTURE IN VICTORIA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-In the days of depression, and one might almost say despair, which have of late overtaken our fair colony, when Jeremiahs are legion, and Mark Tapleys few and far between, the least ray of sunshine is to be treasured tenfold.
    The public is pretty will aware by this time that if salvation is to be hoped for at all (which the Jeremiahs take leave to doubt) it certainly is not to be looked for from the direction of the town, at least not in the first instance. Most men are agreed that it is to the country we must look for our help, and, this being the case, it becomes of paramount importance to examine what sort of a country we have to help us. Now, much has been said and written of the capabilities of the vast plains of the North-west, and more than a little has been done to prove the truth of the tales we are told. The fertility of the Western district, and of the lowlands in our great eastern district of Gippsland, is known to all and so with many another portion of Australia Felix (as it was once called, and may be again when our true destiny is recognised). One class of country that we possess, however, seems up to the present to have received scant justice, even from many of the owners of the soil. I allude to the ranges, of which we may take those (so called) of Dandenong as a tvpe. Hitherto the general idea of this class of country seems to have been that, unless for residential purposes, on account of the beauty of situation (especially of that around Beaconsfield), the country was hardly worth occupying.
    However, some of the residents, who through good report and evil report have been true to the district, who have planted orchards and gardens on what a fewyears since was virgin forest, and have seen with their own eyes the marvellous results, thought it about time, for their own guid ance and the enlightenment of their neigh hours and the colony generally, to avail them selves of the facilities offered by the Government to obtain an expert, who should report upon the district, and give his advice generally on the matter of fruit culture.
    On the request ol the newly-formed Beaconsfield and Gembrook Fruitgrowers' Association, our courteous secretary of Agriculture readily accorded the services of Mr. George Neilson, the well-known curator of the horticultural gardens (now college), Richmond. This gentleman has now spent two days in this district inspecting the orchards, the first being devoted to Beaconsfield, the second to Gembrook. It is the former only that I am in a position to speak of at present, and that which I say will, I am sure, be willingly confirmed by Mr Neilson himself. Orchards were visited in various stages of development, from those planted the last season to those in a full bearing state. In short, all was seen of the district which was necessary to form a fair judgment of its capabilities in the direction of fruit growing. And in the evening, at a gathering of the residents, the opinion of our visitor on what he had seen, and the conclusions he drew therefrom, with the advice for our future guidance based thereon, were summarised.
    I will not enlarge upon the lecture given, with that blending of modesty and en thuaiasm so characteristic of the life long student of nature, nor the subsequent cate chism so generously invited and so cheerfully undergone - although it would be well worth the while - but I sincerely hope that the de partment may see fit (with the concurrence of Mr. Neilson) to publish the address in extenso for general information, for it proves conclusively, in my humble opinion, that the importance of the fruit growing industry in this colony is second to none, and should be fostered by all the means in our power.
    Suffice it now to say shortly that Mr Neilson considered we could here, amongst mam other fruits, grow apples equal to any that are sent out of Tasmania, berries to rival the Americans, and, he added, "This is the home of the plum."
    On the morning following the lecture, after an early stroll, our mentor expressed him sell as having had his favourable opinion confirmed, and before starting for Gembrook, by way of emphasing his previous remarks, gave the parting advice to grow strawberries by the acre, counsel which, anticipated by the few, is likely to be followed by the many.
    Trusting that you min find the foregoing of sufficient interest to the general public to warrant some mention in your columns, --I am &c.,
    T.C. MACKLEY,
    Hon. Secretary Beaconsfield and Gembrook
    Fruitgrowers' Association, Upper Beaconsfield, Nov. 2443
  • 11 Jan 1893, BEACONSFIELD AND GEMBROOK FRUITGROWING CAPABILITIES. Following is the report of Mr. Neilson; Government-expert, on the capabilities of Gembrook and Beaconsfield as a fruit producing district. Mr. Neilson's report is based upon a personal examination of the locality, in which he spent several days, and can not be but gratifying to those who have placed their faith in the suitableness of the district for fruit growing. There is evidently a prosperous future in store for Beaconsfield and Gembrook in connection with this industry, and it behoves the local Fruitgrowers' Association to see that it has that fostering care necessary to ensure success. The Government may be relied upon to render any reasonsable assistance, but the residents must trust mainly to their on perseverance to bring the matter to a successful issue, and from personal knowledge of many of them we are of opinion that Mr. Neilson's ideas will he earnestly considered, and and that the suggestions contained in his report will prove of great value, and be acted upon where necessary. Mr. Neilson concludes his report with a courteous tribute to the hospitable ness met during his trop, which will he appreciated by the local residents
    Subjoined is the report :—
    Royal Horticultural Gardens, Burnley, Dec. 28, 1892.
    D. Martin, Esq., Secretary for Agriculture.
    Sir,—I have the honor to report that, in accordance with instructions received, in memo, bearing date 29/10/92, I went to Beaconsfield on the morning of the 16th inst., and was kindly met at the station by several members of Beaconsfield and Gembrook Fruitgrowers' Association. Several places were visited during the day, amongst which were Messrs. Lenne, Beattie, Schlipalius, Dr. L. L. Smith, Walford, J. Kitchen and Mackley, all of whom have small orchards attached to their residences. In the evening a meeting took place in the Upper Beaconsfield Hall, when several matters in connection with the fruit industry were discussed. On the 17th I was taken by Mr. Lenne, accompanied by other gentlemen, to the Gembrook district, and visited the orchard and nursery of Mr. Nobelius and other places. On the 18th I visited the selections of Messrs. Hall and Graham (adjacent selections); other places were visited on the journey homewards, and I left for Richmond by the 6.30 p.m. train from Beaconsfield.
    I beg to state that, judging from what I observed in the places visited, the present appearance of the orchards already planted shows ample proof of the adaptability of the district for the culture of all hardy fruits if properly managed and systematically cultivated—a matter that at present is too much neglected.
    I consider the soil in the Beaconsfield district suitable for the apple, apricot, cherry, chestnut, currant, gooseberry, lemon, loquat, mulberry, nuts and filberts, pear, peach, plum, prune, quince, strawberry, and in some places the raspberry might be added. In the Gembrook district soil of a different nature is found, where the rasberry will always grow, and fruit far superior to the Upper Beaconsfield ranges. Both districts are, in my opinion, as regards soil and climate, well adapted for the above-named fruits, but the steep ranges and general contour of the district render it more difficult of cultivation than the level plains of the northern areas ; still there are products to be successfully grown that do not succeed in the north, which would compensate for the greater difficulty in cultivating. The apple, pear and plum seem to do as well as in other districts of the colony, and the strawberry is equal in bearing qualities, size of fruit and flavor to any district I have previously visited. The top soil in the Beaconsfield district, although apparently of a poor quality, is suitable for most fruits, especially as there is a fine light, yellow, mellow clay subsoil in every way suitable for the growing of hardy fruits. Thorough drainage, however, I consider to be absolutely necessary, and should be one of the first works under taken by those who contemplate planting; also an improved system of cultivation to that at present adopted.
    It is not sufficient to ensure success to merely lightly plough the land, dig a pit in the hard soil and plant, with a crop sown between the rows of trees, or to allow the weeds to take possession. The land should be ploughed to a depth of 15 inches, and between the trees strawberries could be planted at a width that would admit of a horse hoe being easily worked. This fruit, if managed properly, would give a return sufficient to repay the cost of thoroughly cultivating the fruit trees. A list of the kinds of fruit and their varieties was supplied to several gentlemen, and would be applicable to both Beaconsfield and Gembrook districts. As I stated, the Gembrook district appears to be better adapted for the seccessful cultivation of the raspberry than Beacons field; I had an opportunity of seeing this fruit in several places, and it is one of the mainstays of the holdings. Nuts and filberts are other fruits that could be successfully grown, as there are gullies in nearly every selection that could profit ably be utilised; for these there is always an unlimited demand, both in the green and the dried state. I noticed very few of the orchard pests in the district, with the exception of the aphis on the apple, and black spot on the pear. The peach aphis and the curl upon the leaf were not as bad as I have seen them in some other places this season; in fact, in one place visited there was no indication of either pest, and for young trees the crop was excellent. I am of opinion that the dis trict is well adapted for the production of good fruit if properly managed, and I must emphasise the fact alluded to previously that a better system of cultivation ought to be adopted than at present exists, notwithstanding the extra expense it will at first entail. I am conviced that fine fruit could be grown for market ing, export, drying and tinning. The Association will have ultimately to adopt the two latter methods of utiling the lower grades of fruits grown in the district. Irrigation will seldom be found necessary, though there are but few places in the district where water could not be conserved at small cost, sufficient for all necessary orchard purposes. The roads are at present a considerable draw back in the matter of carting produce, manure; etc; still time and the energy that is apparent in the district will enable the growers to overcome this difficulty if backed by a little public spirit. Thousands of acres between the Railway Station and Upper Beaconsfield are, as regards soil and aspect, just suited for orchard work, and other extensive areas of country from Upper Beaconsfield to Mr. Nobelius' Gembrook selection (the farthest point I was able to visit) could all be utilized. Mr. Nobelius' orchard and nursery is a special instance of what can be done by perseverance, and no one need despair going into the ranges to make a home if the same labor is spent upon it. I can not omit to express my sincere appreciation to the members of the Fruit Growers' Association for affording me an opportunity of visiting the principal places in the district, and for the unvaried courtesy and kindliness during my visit; and I trust they will avail themselves of the advantages your department affords to those embarked in the great industry they are fostering in their own borders. I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, GEO. NEILSON.44
  • 3 May 1893, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From T. C. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield, thanking the council for their kindness in helping the case of the old man mentioned by him and enclosing voucher duly signed; the amount had been spent on clothing and necessaries. The old man had the offer of the first vacancy in the home for Little Sisters of the Poor.—The letter was received.
    From same, stating that the new turning near Mrs. Crouche's corner and Messrs. Noble's and a'Beckett's, renders the approach to his place very dangerous, and asking that necessary alterarions be made; the cost would only be trifling.—To be done when the council is in funds.45
  • 31 May 1893, From T. C. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield, referring to the case of "Jack the Digger," stating that a place has become vacant in the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, at Northcote, and " Jack" had been sent there, but he had since left on the plea of getting his swag at the railway station, and had not yet returned; he (Mr Mackley) would not therefore ask the council for any further assistance on his behalf.46
  • 30 Aug 1893, T. C. Mackley wrote asking that medical attendance be sent to 'Jack the Digger," who was in a dying state.-This matter was referred to the police to take whatever steps were necessary.47
  • 3 Jun 1896, Berwick Police Court, Wednesday, May 27. Before Mr Creswell, P.M., and Mr James Wilson, J.P.
    NEIGHBORS' QUARREL.
    T. C. Mackley, of Upper Beaconsfield, summoned a lot of children to answer for threatening language and general bad behavior. The first case was against Milly Richards for threatening language, and the next cases were for damaging property, the defendants being Milly, and her brother and sister Paddy and Janie Richards.
    Mr Coburn appeared for Mr Mackley and explained to the Court that these children were deliberately set upon by their mother to systematically annoy the Mackley family, and that Mr Mackley having stood it as long as possible now found it absolutely necessary to seek the protection of the Court.
    Mrs Richards, the mother of these children, appeared and took a prominent part in the proceedings, shewing at times a fair acquaintance with police court procedure but ultimately it was found impossible to get on with the evidence while she was present, and she was on the order of the Chairman expelled from the Court, when things again went smoothly.
    After a lot of evidence had been taken Mr Cresswell stated that the Bench were satisfied of the justice of Mr Mackley's complaint. He was very averse to sending these children to the Industrial Schools, and this seemed to be the only course open to the Court.
    Mr Coburn suggested that the Court should order sureties to be found for their good behavior, and thus the mother might be reached and made to feel that she must cease these annoyances.
    Mrs Richards was then called into Court and asked if she would become surety for their good behavior, and she declined. Mr Coburn then asked that a small fine might be inflicted, and costs awarded, as this would probably have to be paid by Mrs Richards, who was the person really complained against. All the defendants were thereupon fined 5s on each charge, and 24s costs.48
  • 26 May 1897, Wanted: A Good General Servant. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield49
  • 2 Mar 1898, Last week bush fires throughout the district did extensive damage. ... At Upper Beaconsfield the following had a lot of fencing burnt: Messrs. Renfree, Cavalier, Mahon, T. Mackley, Noble and E. a'Beckett.50
  • 27 Sep 1899, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Well furnished VILLA, 8 rooms, stables, coachhouse, 6, 12, 18 months. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Well built furnished VILLA, 20 acres, 3 acres orchard. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - ELLIM ATTA, good house, well furnished, splendid views, pure air. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Furnished RESIDENCE, large rooms, stables, coachhouse man's room, garden, orchard. Noble, Beaconsfield.51
  • 17 Oct 1903, UPPER BEACONSFIELD - 20 ACRES, 3 orchard, 8 rooms, coach, stable, man's, grand views. Mackley, 405 Swanston-st.52
  • 11 Feb 1905, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 At Three O Clock At Patterson's Rooms 313 Collins-street
    BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN HOME, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.
    GEORGE G HENDERSON, Equitable building, has received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION as above
    That well known property ELLIMATTA
    situated about one mile from the post office at Upper Beaconsfield, and comprising, a very thoroughly built W.B. villa, with verandah on every side and containing drawing and dining rooms, each 20 x 15, room about 30 x 18, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, store rooms, pantries, &c.
    The rooms, are all lined with varnished kauri. The outbuildings comprise stable, coachhouse man's room, washhouse, foul house with yards, The land (20 acres) is planted; 3 acres in good apple, plum and peach orchard, and nice garden. The water supply is perfect with large underground tank and numerous iron tanks and creek at foot of land. The property is 700ft above sea level, commands a beautiful view, and is one of the most perfect in this the most popular of our health resorts, and is to be sacrificed.
    THE HANDSOME FURNITURE CAN BE TAKEN AT VALUATION.
    Title. Certificate.53

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), MACKLEY T C MR A 'ASSAM' APR 1880 - BOMBAY APR 1880 001.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 1 May 1880, p14.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), MACKLEY T MR      - DEC 1880 CATHAY F 185 003.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3224."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Aug 1881, p1.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1830-972 - Thomas Cole Mackley of Number 24 Market Buildings Collins Street West Melbourne Merchant - C/T 2009-778.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2009-778 - discharged 3 April 1889 - Mortgage No 92106.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2009-778 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Thomas James Crouch of No 75 Little Collins Street Melbourne Architect - C/T 2111-075.
  11. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal.
  12. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "indexed as McKLEY."
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Thomas Cole Mackley of Ellim Atta Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  14. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D2375 age 56 [par Thomas Cole MACKLEY & Amelia]."
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Mar 1909 p1.
  16. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 110/467.
  17. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Isabella Helena REEVES is the daughter of Charles John REEVES and Theresa Diespeek GUTMAN, born 1884/20914 St Kilda. C J REEVES was the brother of T C MACKLEY's wife."
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Richard Noble of Bushy Park Briagolong Gippsland Gentleman and Isabella Helena Reeves of 106 Powlett Street East Melbourne Spinster as Executor and Executrix.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Isabella Helena Reeves of 106 Powlett Street East Melbourne Spinster.
  20. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1982, p13 by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan.
    [The Mackleys did not live at Fassifern - but on lot 124 across the road (rate notices Shire of Berwick). Also Richard Noble and Amelia Mackley married in England, and all of their children were born there before migration. (Immigration records & UK BMD)]"
  21. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG 9; Piece: 445; Folio: 56; Page: 23; GSU roll: 542639."
  22. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 720; Folio: 42; Page: 39; GSU roll: 823348."
  23. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "Melbourne General Cemetery memorial transcriptions [to 1989]."
  24. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Dec 1880, p4.
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 4 Jun 1881, p14.
  26. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Mar 1882, p8.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Aug 1882, p5.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic.), 4 Oct 1882, p146.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 May 1883, p7.
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Mar 1884, p6.
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 May 1884, p4.
  32. [S14] Newspaper - Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas), 13 Sep 1884, p2.
  33. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Feb 1885, p10.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian, 27 Jun 1885, p15.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 May 1886, p10.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - The Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic), 19 Mar 1887, p6.
  37. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Nov 1888, p12.
  38. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Jan 1889, p2.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 9 Jul 1889, p2.
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Nov 1889, p10.
  41. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Jul 1890, p3.
  42. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Sep 1890, p4.
  43. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Nov 1892, p6.
  44. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 11 Jan 1893, p3.
  45. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 May 1893, p3.
  46. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 31 May 1893, p3.
  47. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Aug 1893, p3.
  48. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 3 Jun 1896, p3
    possibly refers to the Richards children living at PAK-117.

  49. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 26 May 1897, p2.
  50. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Mar 1898, p3.
  51. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1899, p3.
  52. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1903, p12.
  53. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Feb 1905, p3.
Last Edited1 Apr 2016

Mary Ann Reeves

F, #1361, b. 13 Mar 1844, d. 31 Dec 1897
Father*Isaac Godfrey Reeves
Married NameMackley. 
Birth*13 Mar 1844 Hobart, TAS, Australia.1 
Marriage*6 Aug 1881 Spouse: Thomas Cole Mackley. Trinity Church, East St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #M3224.2
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Aug 1881MACKLEY-REEVES.-On the 6th inst., at Trinity Church, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. Dr. Torrance, Thos. Cole, third son of the late T. C. Mackley, St. John's Hill House, New Wandsworth, Surrey, to Mary Ann, second daughter of I. G. Reeves, St. Kilda.3 
Death*31 Dec 1897 "Ellim-Atta", Beaconsfield North, VIC, Australia, #D11348 (Age 51) [par Isaac Godfrey REEVES & Ann McGOWAN].4 
Death-Notice1 Jan 1898MACKLEY.-The Friends of Mr T. MACKLEY are respectfully requested to follow the remains of his late beloved wife to place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his residence, Beaconsfield, at .. a.m., Saturday, January 1, arriving at Cemetery at ..30 p.m.
GRANT, Undertaker, Berwick.5 
Death-Notice*3 Jan 1898MACKLEY -On the 31st December at her late residence Ellim-Atta, Upper Beaconsfield, Mary Ann, dearly loved wife of Thomas Cole Mackley, and daughter of the late Hon. Isaac Godfrey Reeves.6 

Grave

  • Church of England Section F 493, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, Sacred to the memory of
    Isabella
    second daughter of Isaac Godfrey and Ann REEVES
    who departed this life
    26 Mar 1870, age 23 yrs.
    She has gone from us now to her rest
    Released from her suffering great
    Oh, think of the joy and the peace
    of her happy and glorified state.
    also the above
    Isaac Godfrey REEVES
    who departed this life 20 Dec 1886
    age 77 yrs
    Ann REEVES
    wife of the above
    who departed this life 8 Oct 1891, age 70 yrs
    and of
    Mary Ann
    dearly beloved wife of Thomas Cole MACKLEY
    and daughter of the abovenamed Isaac Godfrey and Ann REEVES
    who died 31 Dec 1897
    after a long and painful illness.
    And he said to me There are they which came out of great tribulation
    and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
    also the above
    Thomas Cole MACKLEY
    who died 7 Mar 1909, age 56 yrs.7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jan 1898, BEREAVEMENT CARDS. MACKLEY. -The husband and other relations of the late Mrs. Mackley, of Ellim Atta, Upper Beaconsfield, hereby heartily THANK their friends for the sympathy displayed throughout her long and painful illness, and since.8

Citations

  1. [S64] Archives Office of Tasmania. BDM Index Tasmania "baptised Trinity - Buckingham on 7 Apr 1844 - residence Macquarie Street, father Isaac REEVES, a hatter and Ann."
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M3224."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Aug 1881, p1.
  4. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "indexed as McKLEY."
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Jan 1898, p1.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 3 Jan 1898 p1.
  7. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,
    "Melbourne General Cemetery memorial transcriptions [to 1989]."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jan 1898, p1.
Last Edited28 Dec 2014

Richard Noble

M, #1362, b. 31 Jan 1840, d. 28 Jun 1912
Note* The Steyne - the Mackleys at Fassifern.1 
Birth*31 Jan 1840 Bath, Somerset, England. [par Joseph NOBLE & Mary Farnsworth HICKS]2 
Marriage*22 Sep 1866 Spouse: Eliza Lydia Ekins. Middlesex, England.3
 
Widower5 Feb 1869Richard Noble became a widower upon the death of his wife Eliza Lydia Ekins.3,4 
Marriage*29 Jul 1873 Spouse: Amelia Maria Mackley. Immanuel Church, Streatham, London, England, Sep Q [Wandsworth] 1d 907.5,3
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Jun 1882 Sailing with Amelia Maria Mackley, Norman Mackley Noble, Walter Richard Noble, Thomas Mackley Noble, Herbert George Macklay Noble to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Manapouri
Age 35.6
Land-UBeac*7 Jan 1889 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas Cole Mackley to Richard Noble Thomas James Crouch. 17a 1r 16p and creation of easement.7 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1891 PAK-124. Transfer from Thomas James Crouch to Richard Noble. Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Richard Noble is registered as the sole proprietor of the within land.8 
Land-UBeac*26 Jun 1891 PAK-124. Transfer from Richard Noble to Arthur Fletcher Rattray. 17a 1r 16p - joint proprietors.9 
Land-UBeac23 Aug 1894 PAK-124. Transfer from Arthur Fletcher Rattray to Richard Noble Ernest William Marston Crouch. 17a 1r 16p - joint proprietors.10 
Note30 Apr 1896 Richard Noble, sworn and examined.
386. To the Chairman.—I have retired from business. I reside a mile from here and have 54 acres. I have been there between eight and nine years. I cultivate abont 10 acres; an acre or two of fruit, and I propose increasing the orchard, and I have 6 or 7 acres of grass on which I grow hay for my own cows and horses. This year as an experiment I am sending 20 or 30 cases of fruit to Melbourne with fairly satisfactory results ; it is a good fruit country ; it is encouraging some of us to increase our orchards ; my trees are in full bearing. I picked from one tree seven cases, and two cases more have been stolen and fallen off; that is the stone pippin, and in splendid condition. I have pears, plums, peaches, and nectarines. I propose pntting in apples solely. I plant 100 trees to the acre. I speak simply for myself for Upper Beaconsfield. If we get a railway it would suit me if it came within 2 or 3 miles, if not, I may just as well go to Beaconsfield the same as now; but if this line from Oakleigh could be brought within 1 mile of this hall, which is the true centre of the district, then it would suit most of the residents within a circuit of 2 or 3 miles; if it does not come as far as that, it will be very little use to Upper Beaconsfield, which has been in the running for many years past; we have worked hard for that. I was told when I came we were certain to get a railway within twelve months, and I made inquiries and was told that both parties in the House had promised a railway, and on account of that I paid £40 an acre instead £20. For a mile round here the land has been taken up in 20-acre blocks for residential purposes, and when we were likely to get a railway they said they would put up cottages and sell them, and that would have made traffic. This is also a health resort, and many of the medical men send their patients here, and they say the result is marvellous for throat diseases and so on. I have not the slightest objection to this new idea of Oakleigh if it can be brought within a reasonable distance of the place where we are now sitting. We had in this hall on Easter Monday a fruit show, and some of the judges said they never saw finer fruit. We sent some cases of apples to the Brighton Chrysanthemum Show and carried off the first prize. We get a very heavy rainfall and arw not likely to call on the Government for money for irrigation works.
The witness withdrew.11 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1898 PAK-129 (part). Transfer from Blakely Tyson to Richard Noble. 13a 3r 38p (caveat lodged 1 Oct 1895.)12 
Land-UBeac25 Mar 1898 PAK-124. Transfer from Richard Noble Ernest William Marston Crouch to Thomas Cole Mackley. 17a 1r 16p.13 
(Witness) Probate (Will)30 Jul 1898Witnessed the will of John Hedrick.14 
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1904 PAK-129 (part). Transfer from Richard Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 13a 3r 38p.15 
Widower24 Feb 1909Richard Noble became a widower upon the death of his wife Amelia Maria Mackley.16 
(Executor) Probate (Will)7 Apr 1909Was an executor in the will of Thomas Cole Mackley: Richard Noble was named executor in Thomas Cole Mackley's will.17,18 
Death*28 Jun 1912 "Finchely", Maffra, VIC, Australia, #D6349 age 72 [par Joseph NOBLE].19 
Death-Notice*1 Jul 1912NOBLE—On the 28th June, at his son's residence, "Finchely," Maffra, Richard Noble, beloved father of Norman, Walter, Thomas and Herbert Noble. Aged 72 years. Interred privately Brighton Cemetery 29th ult.20 
Village Bell*Jul 1982The article reads: THE NOBLE FAMILY CAME HERE IN 1882 - AND AGAIN IN 1982
Several months ago our Postmaster received a request from a Mrs. Long, seeking information about the Noble family, residents in Upper Beaconsfield at the end of last century. We were able to offer only a few details, but she and her family felt encouraged to pursue the inquiry further, and were rewarded by a most enjoyable family reunion in the Village Hall on Sunday, 13th June.
Their forebears, three brothers, came from England in 1882, and on arrival stayed awhile in Melbourne, where they met the Mackleys, resulting in a lasting friendship and a marriage, between the two families.
For several years they lived at "The Steyne", now "Newstead Forest" in A'Beckett Rd., the Mackleys being at "Fassifern" [sic] close by. They took an active part in community life; they were members of the Cricket Club, and initiated the moves to establish the Recreation Reserve in 1898. The family left Upper Beaconsfield in 1903, and had no association with it since.
Sons of the first generation were at the Reunion, and three younger generations, making over a hundred people present. Mr. Joe Mack acted as Master of Ceremonies, and Mr. Derek Noble gave an official welcome. Members of the family were present from Canberra and Adelaide, and greetings were received from relatives in Britain, the U.S.A. Japan and Queensland. '
A great deal of preparatory work had been done, in which Mrs. Helen Long took a leading part. Family trees and dozens of family photographs were displayed. Other heirlooms were a diary kept by Amelia Maria Mackley during her voyage to Australia in 1882, her wedding dress and veil, and a beautifully illuminated farewell address to Richard Noble, dated 24th October 1903, and signed by two local residents Mr. Goff and the Rev. James Wilson.
Cr. Ewenson, Ray Ratcliff and John Milligan visited the gathering, and after lunch Ken Hudson took a party to view the family homes. There they were delighted to be offered seedling from a camellia dating back to the Noble's occupancy, while being shown around by Mrs Fullerton and her daughter Patricia.
A more detailed account of the family relationships appears in the "Weekly Times" of the 7th July, 1982.
In conversation with members attending the Reunion, it was apparent that when a family embarks on tracing its history, a great deal of interesting information comes to light, which is valued by the younger generations. Old friendships are renewed and new ones formed; a very worthwhile enterprise.21 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 1871Caroline BLAKESLEY, Deptford, London, EnglandAge 31 - Warehouseman - Widower22
3 Apr 18817 Lacre House, Lee, Kent, EnglandHead of Household: Richard Noble. Age 41 - Merchant Clothier
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Maria Noble, Walter Richard Noble, Thomas Mackley Noble, Herbert George Macklay Noble.23
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Amelia Maria Noble. With Walter Richard Noble.24
1908Briagolong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Amelia Maria Noble.25

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 27 Sep 1866, NOBLE-EKINS.-On the 22nd inst., St. Martin -in-the-Fields, London, Richard, youngest son of Joseph Noble, of this city, to Eliza Lydia, eldest daughter of Mr. W. R. Ekins, Ripley, Surrey.27,28
  • 23 Jan 1888, THIS DAY At Eleven On the Premises ORMOND VILLA, SOUTHEY STREET, ST KILDA.
    Few Minutes' Walk from Village Belle Hotel, the Terminus of the Windsor and St Kilda Esplanade Omnibus Route. Omnibuses Pass St Kilda Station Every Few Minutes.
    AUCTION SALE Of ELEGANT and WELL MADE ENGLISH FURNITURE, Comprised in
    DRAWING, DINING, 6 BED ROOMS, &c,
    Including
    UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO By HOPKINSON, of LONDON
    First-class WALNUT DRAWINGROOM SUITE.
    Italian Walnut Drawingroom Chiffonier, with mirrored panels and back.
    Well-made Massive American WALNUT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE (specially made and designed for the last Melbourne Exhibition).
    REVERSIBLE BILLIARD and DINING TABLE by ALCOCK, with Fittings Complete
    MAHOGANY DINING SUITE in BEST GRAINED MOROCCO LEATHER
    BRUSSELS and TAPESTRY CARPETS
    OAK BREAKFAST ROOM FURNITURE.
    Handsome Brass Tubular and Other Bedsteads.
    Horsehair and Feather Mattresses.
    FULL BEDROOM SUITE in FINEST SATIN BIRCH.
    CHINA DINNER SERVICE, 120 PIECES.
    Rare and Costly Minton China Dessert and Tea Services.
    Very Fine Watercolour Drawing and Steel plate Engravings
    Lot of Sterling Silver Spoons and Forks and Fruit Service.
    Capital Hereford Milch Cow (to Calve in a few Days)
    Culinary and Kitchen Utensils
    Patent Three roller Mangle, by Nicoll.
    Lot of Sundries in Garden
    M J BUTCHER has been instructed by Richard Noble, Esq owing to his removal to Beaconsfield, to SELL as above,
    The WHOLE of his FIRST CLASS FURNITURE. Catalogues to be had on application. Without reserve.
    Wm J Butcher, auctioneer and estate agent, opposite Terminus, St Kilda, and Premier-buildings, Collins street east.29
  • 2 Jan 1889, SHIRE OF BERWICK. TENDERS will be received at the Offices, High Street, Berwick, up to Twelve o'clock at noon, on Saturday, the 12th January, 1889, for the undermentioned works—
    Clearing and Forming road to Noble's and Mackley's, Beaconsfield.
    By Order of the Council. G. W. ROBINSON, C.E., Shire Engineer.30
  • 30 Jul 1890, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence: From R. Noble and H. Mackley, Upper Beaconsfield, asking that two culverts to be made on road opposite Mrs. Crouche's. Referred to Clerk of Works.31
  • 18 Oct 1893, Some excitement was caused in Upper Beaconsfield on Monday afternoon about 1 o'clock, when it was discovered that the residence of Mrs. Tyson, "Wood-grange," was on fire. "The neighbors were soon on the spot, but from the first it was seen that no hope could be entertained of saving any part of the building. Every ones', energies were therefore concentrated on rescuing as much of the furniture as possible. So rapidly did the flames spread, however, that not many articles could be salvaged, and in about half an hour from the first alarm being given, the place was completely gutted. There is little doubt that the conflagration had its origin in the kitchen. Mrs Tyson and her grand-daughter were in the garden when the latter's attention was suddenly arrested by an extraordinary amount of smoke and flame issuing from the neigh borhood of of the kitchen chimney. The two at once hurried back to the house, but by the time they arrived, access to that part of the house was barred by the fierceness of the flames issuing therefrom. Mr. Noble, whose house is situate on the opposite side of the road, was soon upon the spot to render any assistance that might be in his power. However, it was at once evident that all that could be done was to rescue some portion of the furniture and a few valuables, from the other rooms. With the ready aid of his four sons and some of the other neighbors, who had already been attracted to the spot by the smoke and flames, a partial clearance was soon effected; but, such was the rapidity of the fire-fiends advance, that even the wearing apparel of the inmates (exeepting such as they actually wore) had, for the most part, to be abandoned to his rapacious maw. As one stood helplessly by, watching the giant tongues of flame lapping up the walls of the building as eagerly as a dog would a saucer of milk on a summer's day, it was pitiful to see the poor young girl trying to console her grandparent for the loss of their little home, whilst herself struggling to restrain the unbidden tear. And yet, amidst all the excitement, one could not avoid being amused at the touch of comedy presented by the eager question of the sturdy little boy of six, " Grandma ! have yen saved my overcoat ? there's a penny in the pocket !" and again shortly, "'Grandma ! have you saved the chaff for Peter (the goat) ?" And yet, on consider ation, these matters would naturally be as important to this young hopeful, as her diamonds to the lady of fashion, or his haystacks to the farmer. But there is not much time for indulging in such cogitations; for, although the building is lost beyond recall, there are others across the half chain road which the all devouring element will quickly appropriate given the slightest opportunity. We are soon on the alert therefore, ready to dash a bucket of water over any spot of the neighboring house or outbuildings which may ignite by the flying sparks which the westerly wind is carrying across the road. It was for tunate that such readiness was displayed, as by this means further devastation was certainly prevented on more than one occasion. Anxious were the glances that were cast up at the handsome pine trees adjoining "The Steyne" (Mr. Noble's residence), as they visibly shrink and shri vel under the deadly breath of the scorch ing sirocco. Thankful are we now for the heavy rains, which it has pleased Providence to send of late, and which now stand us in such good stead ; for had such a fire followed on a prolonged period of drought, good-bye to the pines and the contiguous property. To one whose ac quaintance with the destructive element has previously been confined to the fires of a great-city, acoompanied by the furi ous rush of the fire brigade with the shouts of their jehus, the roar and crash of tailing beams and masonry, the hissing of the water as it descends in streams on red-hut bricks and iron, and the din and confusion generally. To such, I say, there seems something unreal, something stage-like, to be compelled to stand by and let things take their course; to watch the woodwork quickly consuming in the bright flames, and then falling, almost without a sound, its substance gone, a mass of charcoal. So bit by bit the build ing goes; a little smoke forces its way be tween the weatherboards, then is visible an orange streak, a hundred streaks, and then the bare uprights are left amidst the bright glare, to follow a few moments after. The galvanised iron roofing comes down like so many sheets of cardboard, and the galvanised iron tanks, filled now with boiling water, are the only objects which cause any material sense of excite ment to the uninvolved onlooker, as they descend with something like a crash, precipitating a huge volume of scalding hissing fluid over the incandescent embers of what was but half an hour agone a dwelling place-a home. And thus in a few brief moments disappears, like "the baseless fabric of a vision, that about which a thousand memories and old associations may have twined themselves, and leaves us ashes.32
  • 21 Feb 1894, From R. Noble, suggesting that some trees on the road in front of his residence be removed, and the road levelled, as Mrs Tyson has moved her fence back to its proper position.--On motion of Crs Goff and Wilson; clerk of works to have necessary work done.33
  • 30 Jan 1895, That was an accident which had like to have been something more than awkward that happened the other day on Crouch Hill, as we call it at this end. It appears that Mr Charlie Anderson, with his sister and a young lady friend, had just set down Mr. Harry Laurie, jun., at his gate, and were driving round the rather awkward bend between Mrs. Crouch's and Mr. Noble's, when one of the reins broke; the horse got restive, and, kicking violently, dashed his hoof through the splash board, inflicting a nasty wound on Miss ——'s leg. The young lady was carried into Mr. Noble's house, and Mr. Harry Laurie was soon in attendance. Fortunately this gentleman, who is studying medicine at the Melbourne University; proved fully equal to the occasion, and Dr. Bennie, who reports favorably on the case, bears testimony to the skill with which the deep flesh wound was sown up by the young disciple of Æsculapius.34
  • 28 Apr 1897, Berwick Shire Council Correspondence
    From John [sic] Noble, complaining of the great number of ruts on Einsiedel's road, Upper Beaconsfield.-Clerk of works to have repairs effected, dayman to be put on for a day.35
  • 15 Dec 1897, RICHARD NOBLE, farmer, Longwarry, reports stolen at Upper Beaconsfield, on or about the 20th November last, a dark bay horse, about 6 years old, 14 hands, white blaze on face, no visible brand. Value £6.-O.10576. 14th December, 1897.36
  • 2 Mar 1898, Last week bush fires throughout the district did extensive damage. ... At Upper Beaconsfield the following had a lot of fencing burnt: Messrs. Renfree, Cavalier, Mahon, T. Mackley, Noble and E. a'Beckett.37
  • 27 Sep 1899, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Well furnished VILLA, 8 rooms, stables, coachhouse, 6, 12, 18 months. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Well built furnished VILLA, 20 acres, 3 acres orchard. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - ELLIM ATTA, good house, well furnished, splendid views, pure air. Noble, Beaconsfield.
    BEACONSFIELD UPPER - Furnished RESIDENCE, large rooms, stables, coachhouse man's room, garden, orchard. Noble, Beaconsfield.38
  • 11 Oct 1899, LEONARD LOFT absconded from the care of his stepfather, Richard Nible, Upper Beaconsfield, on the 3rd inst. Description:-16 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, medium build, dark hair, dark complexion ; wore a grey suit ; has left leg off from below knee, and has a wooden support. Supposed to have come to Melbourne. -O.8149. 5th October, 1899.39
  • 18 Oct 1899, See Police Gazette, 1899, p. 326.
    LEONARD LOFT, absconder from his licensed service.-His stepfather's name is Richard Noble.-O.8200. 13th October, 1899.40
  • 14 Oct 1903, A valedictory social will be given to Mr Noble of Upper Beaconsfield by the residents of the district on 24th inst., prior to the sale of his goods and his departure from the district. The affair will be held in the Assembly Hall.41
  • 27 Oct 1903, Farewell Presentations.
    An enjoyable social was tendered to Mr and Mrs R. Noble and family on Saturday evening in the Assembly Hall, at Upper Beaconsfield, by their many
    friends. This was deemed to be the most fitting manner in which expression could be given to the feelings of general regret at the departure of Mr and Mrs Noble from the district, after 17 years' residence. An llluminuted address was presented from the friends and residents by the Rev. Mr Wilson, and from the Sunday school children the presentation of a handsome Bible was made by three of their number; while a beautiful basket of flowers was offered to Mrs Noble.
    Mr W. H. Goff, principal of the Grammar School, was chairman, and voiced the residents' sentiments; while Mr Renfree and Mr M'Lean, on behalf of the Fruitgrowers' Association and representatives of the Upper Beaconsfield Progressive League, spoke of the invaluable help Mr Noble had always given and the loss these societies sustained by his departure. To all of which Mr Noble made grateful and heartfelt response. A very good musical programme was rendered by Mrs Drake, Miss Holle, Miss Robertson, Mr Henderson and Mrs Francis (accompanist). Mr Noble marked his severance from the church work, in which he has taken very great interest, by the presentation of a number of individual communion cups.42
  • 28 Oct 1903, On Saturday night at the Assembly Hall Mr. Noble's farewell passed off pleasantly, a good number of people being present. He was presented with an illuminated address from the residents, and a handsome bible from the children of the Sunday school, of which he had been superintendent for many years. During that time his energies have not lagged.43
  • 7 Jul 1982, A Noble Gathering
    If Mary Noble were alive, she would have been proud to see the gathering of her descendants who celebrated the date of her birth 184 years ago.
    Actually the gathering at the Recreation Hall at Upper Beaconsfield, in the Dandenongs, was a reunion of the Noble's, one of Gippsland's best known families which was planned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the date their common ancestors, Richard Noble and his wife Amelia, arrived in Australia before settling at Upper Beaconsfield.
    Mary Noble was born Mary Farnsworth Hicks in England on June 13, 1798. At the age of 26, she married Joseph Noble.
    Among their six children was Richard, who was born at Bath on January 31, 1840.
    Richard's first wife, Eliza, and their two young children died less than three years after their marriage and four years later Richard remarried, this time to Amelia Maria Mackley.
    In March 1882, Richard and Amelia and their four young sons left Scotland, for Melbourne, where they arrived on June 1 and were met by Amelia's brother Tom Mackley and his wife.
    They settled in St Kilda, then moved to Upper Beaconsfield where Richard and his sons established an orchard.
    Two of the sons, Tom (Thomas Mackley Noble) and Bert (Herbert George Mackley Noble), took up land at Boisdale, near Maffra, in 1901, and a third, Dick (Walter Richard), settled at Bushy Park. The fourth son, Norman, moved to Perth.
    Once established on their farms in Gippsland, the three brothers married three sisters — the daughters of Richard and Mary Little (nee Buntine), thus establishing a tightly-knit family.
    Bert married Jessie, Tom married Florence and Dick married Grace, thus fulfilling that well-known storybook phrase "three Noble brothers married three Little sisters."
    Dick and Grace had four children, Bert and Jessie five, while Tom and Florrie had nine, three sons and six daughters.
    Altogether there were nine sons, all of whom married, and nine daughters, of whom seven married. For the record, Dick's children were Derek, Lyle, Arnold and Kathleen (Mrs John Waugh, SA). Bert's were Mary (Mrs Stan Johnson), Athol, Murray, Jack and Dorothy (Mrs Berry Adams) and Tom's were Amie, Dick, Mack, Irene (Mrs Ken Trembath), Helen (Mrs Stan Long), Elsie, George, Win (Mrs Joe Mack) and Mickie (Mrs Bill Campbell).
    Some moved away from the Maffra district but many stayed and they and their sons and daughters are still prominent in that community today.
    Amelia Noble died in 1909 and Richard in 1912; their sons and their wives have been dead for a quarter of a century — but their spirit was very much alive at the reunion.2

Citations

  1. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1982, p13 by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan."
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 7 July 1982, p48.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Stoke Lane TREASURES - Owner: pandvtreasure.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Sep Q [Wandsworth] 1d 907."
  6. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B404 004.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2009-778 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Thomas James Crouch of No 75 Little Collins Street Melbourne Architect - C/T 2111-075.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Pursuant to the direction of the Commissioner of Titles in this behalf given under the 229th Section of the transfer of Land Act 1890, the within named Richard Noble is registered as the sole proprietor of the within land.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Arthur Fletcher Rattray of Collins Street Melbourne Accountant are now the proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Richard Noble of Beaconsfield Merchant and Ernest William Marston Crouch of Dickens Street St Kilda Architect are now the proprietors.
  11. [S342] Railway Report 1896 online at: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/vufind/Record/62438, (Taken at Beaconsfield.) Thursday, 30th April, 1896. Members present: Mr. Cameron, in the Chair ; The Hon. D. Melville, M.L.C. Mr. Harris, Mr. J. S. White.
    1896 Victoria. Report from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on railways on the question of selecting localities for the permanent survey of narow-gauge lines together with the appendices and minutes of evidence. Printed 18 August 1896, p95.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 - Richard Noble of Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - (caveat lodged 1 Oct 1895).
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - Thomas Cole Mackley of Ellim Atta Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 74/883.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of Upper Beaconsfield Fruit Grower.
  16. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  17. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 110/467.
  18. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "Isabella Helena REEVES is the daughter of Charles John REEVES and Theresa Diespeek GUTMAN, born 1884/20914 St Kilda. C J REEVES was the brother of T C MACKLEY's wife."
  19. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D6349 age 72 [par Joseph NOBLE]."
  20. [S14] Newspaper - Maffra Spectator, 1 Jul 1912, p3.
  21. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1982, p13 by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan.
    [The Mackleys did not live at Fassifern - but on lot 124 across the road (rate notices Shire of Berwick). Also Richard Noble and Amelia Mackley married in England, and all of their children were born there before migration. (Immigration records & UK BMD)]"
  22. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 746; Folio: 123; Page: 39; GSU roll: 824721."
  23. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 731; Folio: 39; Page: 4; GSU roll: 1341170."
  24. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  25. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  26. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
  27. [S14] Newspaper - Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, 27 Sep 1866, p5.
  28. [S14] Newspaper - Surrey Advertiser (England), 29 Sep 1866, p3.
  29. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jan 1888, p2.
  30. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Jan 1889, p2.
  31. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Jul 1890, p3.
  32. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Oct 1893, p3 ; by Todea Africana.
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 21 Feb 1894, p3.
  34. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 30 Jan 1895, p3.
  35. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Apr 1897, p3.
  36. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 15 Dec 1897, p409.
  37. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Mar 1898, p3.
  38. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1899, p3.
  39. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 11 Oct 1899, p326.
  40. [S14] Newspaper - Victoria Police Gazette, 18 Oct 1899, p333.
  41. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 2 Sep 1903, p2.
  42. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 27 Oct 1903, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article246094740."
  43. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Oct 1903, p2.
Last Edited20 Jun 2018

Amelia Maria Mackley

F, #1365, b. 11 Jun 1835, d. 24 Feb 1909
Father*Thomas Cole Mackley b. 1813, d. 6 Jul 1869
Mother*Amelia Colley b. 1813, d. 15 Feb 1884
Married NameNoble. 
Birth*11 Jun 1835 Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England, baptised 3 Jul 1835.1,2 
Marriage*29 Jul 1873 Spouse: Richard Noble. Immanuel Church, Streatham, London, England, Sep Q [Wandsworth] 1d 907.3,4
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Jun 1882 Sailing with Richard Noble, Norman Mackley Noble, Walter Richard Noble, Thomas Mackley Noble, Herbert George Macklay Noble to Port Phillip, VIC, Australia. Ship Manapouri
Age 35.5
Land-UBeac*10 Apr 1888 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Caroline Mercy Alice Moon to Amelia Maria Noble.6 
Land-Note*10 Apr 1888 PAK-123.125: Amelia Maria Noble obtained a mortgage of £1400 from Alexander Kirkwood. On Kirkwood's death the property was transferred to Alexander's son Arthur Vincent Kirkwood.7 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1903 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Amelia Maria Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 38a 3r 9p.8 
Death*24 Feb 1909 "Greystone", Barclay street, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D3268 (Age 73.)9 
Death-Notice*25 Feb 1909NOBLE. —On the 24th February, at Graystone, 18 Barkly-street, St. Kilda, Amelia Maria, wife of Richard Noble, sister of T. C. Mackley, mother of Norman, Walter, Thomas, and Herbert, aged 73 years.10 
Village Bell*Jul 1982The article reads: THE NOBLE FAMILY CAME HERE IN 1882 - AND AGAIN IN 1982
Several months ago our Postmaster received a request from a Mrs. Long, seeking information about the Noble family, residents in Upper Beaconsfield at the end of last century. We were able to offer only a few details, but she and her family felt encouraged to pursue the inquiry further, and were rewarded by a most enjoyable family reunion in the Village Hall on Sunday, 13th June.
Their forebears, three brothers, came from England in 1882, and on arrival stayed awhile in Melbourne, where they met the Mackleys, resulting in a lasting friendship and a marriage, between the two families.
For several years they lived at "The Steyne", now "Newstead Forest" in A'Beckett Rd., the Mackleys being at "Fassifern" [sic] close by. They took an active part in community life; they were members of the Cricket Club, and initiated the moves to establish the Recreation Reserve in 1898. The family left Upper Beaconsfield in 1903, and had no association with it since.
Sons of the first generation were at the Reunion, and three younger generations, making over a hundred people present. Mr. Joe Mack acted as Master of Ceremonies, and Mr. Derek Noble gave an official welcome. Members of the family were present from Canberra and Adelaide, and greetings were received from relatives in Britain, the U.S.A. Japan and Queensland. '
A great deal of preparatory work had been done, in which Mrs. Helen Long took a leading part. Family trees and dozens of family photographs were displayed. Other heirlooms were a diary kept by Amelia Maria Mackley during her voyage to Australia in 1882, her wedding dress and veil, and a beautifully illuminated farewell address to Richard Noble, dated 24th October 1903, and signed by two local residents Mr. Goff and the Rev. James Wilson.
Cr. Ewenson, Ray Ratcliff and John Milligan visited the gathering, and after lunch Ken Hudson took a party to view the family homes. There they were delighted to be offered seedling from a camellia dating back to the Noble's occupancy, while being shown around by Mrs Fullerton and her daughter Patricia.
A more detailed account of the family relationships appears in the "Weekly Times" of the 7th July, 1982.
In conversation with members attending the Reunion, it was apparent that when a family embarks on tracing its history, a great deal of interesting information comes to light, which is valued by the younger generations. Old friendships are renewed and new ones formed; a very worthwhile enterprise.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
30 Mar 18519 Hackney Terracce, South Hackney, London, England(Head of Household) Thomas Cole Mackley;
Age 15 - at home
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Mackley, Charles Chesman Mackley, Ellen Harriet Mackley12
7 Apr 18613 Kingsland Crescent, Hackney, London, England(Head of Household) Thomas Cole Mackley;
Age 25
Member(s) of Household: Amelia Mackley, Mary Mackley, Charles Chesman Mackley, Ellen Harriet Mackley13
2 Apr 1871Ferndale ..., Streatham, London, England(Head of Household) Amelia Mackley;
Age 34 - Interest of Money and Houses
Member(s) of Household: Ellen Harriet Mackley, Thomas Cole Mackley, Louisa Kate Mackley, Friedrich Moritz Alphonse Felix De Paula14
3 Apr 18817 Lacre House, Lee, Kent, England(Head of Household) Richard Noble;
Age 45
Member(s) of Household: Walter Richard Noble, Thomas Mackley Noble, Herbert George Macklay Noble15
1903Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Richard Noble. With Walter Richard Noble.16
1908Briagolong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Richard Noble.17

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1884, Situations Vacant. GENERAL. country, plain cook and laundress ; references. Mrs. Noble, Upper Beaconsfield.19
  • 16 Nov 1888, WANTED.—GENERAL SERVANT, age 20 to 30 ; six in family. Wages 14s. Apply MRS. NOBLE, Steyne, Beaconsfield.20
  • 7 Jul 1982, A Noble Gathering
    If Mary Noble were alive, she would have been proud to see the gathering of her descendants who celebrated the date of her birth 184 years ago.
    Actually the gathering at the Recreation Hall at Upper Beaconsfield, in the Dandenongs, was a reunion of the Noble's, one of Gippsland's best known families which was planned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the date their common ancestors, Richard Noble and his wife Amelia, arrived in Australia before settling at Upper Beaconsfield.
    Mary Noble was born Mary Farnsworth Hicks in England on June 13, 1798. At the age of 26, she married Joseph Noble.
    Among their six children was Richard, who was born at Bath on January 31, 1840.
    Richard's first wife, Eliza, and their two young children died less than three years after their marriage and four years later Richard remarried, this time to Amelia Maria Mackley.
    In March 1882, Richard and Amelia and their four young sons left Scotland, for Melbourne, where they arrived on June 1 and were met by Amelia's brother Tom Mackley and his wife.
    They settled in St Kilda, then moved to Upper Beaconsfield where Richard and his sons established an orchard.
    Two of the sons, Tom (Thomas Mackley Noble) and Bert (Herbert George Mackley Noble), took up land at Boisdale, near Maffra, in 1901, and a third, Dick (Walter Richard), settled at Bushy Park. The fourth son, Norman, moved to Perth.
    Once established on their farms in Gippsland, the three brothers married three sisters — the daughters of Richard and Mary Little (nee Buntine), thus establishing a tightly-knit family.
    Bert married Jessie, Tom married Florence and Dick married Grace, thus fulfilling that well-known storybook phrase "three Noble brothers married three Little sisters."
    Dick and Grace had four children, Bert and Jessie five, while Tom and Florrie had nine, three sons and six daughters.
    Altogether there were nine sons, all of whom married, and nine daughters, of whom seven married. For the record, Dick's children were Derek, Lyle, Arnold and Kathleen (Mrs John Waugh, SA). Bert's were Mary (Mrs Stan Johnson), Athol, Murray, Jack and Dorothy (Mrs Berry Adams) and Tom's were Amie, Dick, Mack, Irene (Mrs Ken Trembath), Helen (Mrs Stan Long), Elsie, George, Win (Mrs Joe Mack) and Mickie (Mrs Bill Campbell).
    Some moved away from the Maffra district but many stayed and they and their sons and daughters are still prominent in that community today.
    Amelia Noble died in 1909 and Richard in 1912; their sons and their wives have been dead for a quarter of a century — but their spirit was very much alive at the reunion.21

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#D3268 age 73."
  2. [S31] IGI "C04080-7."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "Sep Q [Wandsworth] 1d 907."
  4. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Stoke Lane TREASURES - Owner: pandvtreasure.
  5. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B404 004.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 & 1435-848 - Caroline Mercy Alice Moon to Amelia Maria Noble the wife of Richard Noble of The Steyne Upper Beaconsfield formerly of Ormond Villa Southey Street Saint Kilda Gentleman. Caveat was lodged 11 Nov 1887 - lapsed 10 April 1888. - C/T 2955-857.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 & C/T 1435-848 - Mortgage Amelia Maria Noble to Alexander Kirkwood - a second mortgage was obtained on 2 Apr 1889.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 & C/T 1435-848 - Amelia Maria Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of "Karlvera" Church Street Brighton Marine Engineer - C/T 2955-857.
  9. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Feb 1909 p1.
  11. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Jul 1982, p13 by Diana Rocke, Roy Harris, John Milligan.
    [The Mackleys did not live at Fassifern - but on lot 124 across the road (rate notices Shire of Berwick). Also Richard Noble and Amelia Mackley married in England, and all of their children were born there before migration. (Immigration records & UK BMD)]"
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: HO107; Piece: 1506; Folio: 236; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87840."
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  14. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG10; Piece: 720; Folio: 42; Page: 39; GSU roll: 823348."
  15. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1881 census: Class: RG11; Piece: 731; Folio: 39; Page: 4; GSU roll: 1341170."
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  17. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
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  20. [S14] Newspaper - Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate, 16 Nov 1888, p2.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Weekly Times, 7 July 1982, p48.
Last Edited19 Jun 2017

Harriet Rowell Elphinstone-Dick

F, #1371, b. Mar 1852, d. 15 Jul 1902
Harriet Rowell Harriet ELPHINSTONE-DICK
(1858-1902)
Photograph by Imaging Studio
Name Variation Harriet Rowell Elphinstone-Dick was also known as Harriet Elizabeth Rowell. 
Note Annie Seeley Miss Annie SEELEY was a storekeeper at the McBride Road site from 14 Apr 1886 to 8 October 1887, when she sold the land to Ann Fraser, widow, Beaconsfield. Annie Seeley bought the land from Mrs Craik.
An Annie SEELEY, spinster of Highett, witnessed the will of Miss Harriet Elizabeth ROWELL, also of Highett, on 23 Feb 1900. Annie is still alive when the probate is executed on 5 Aug 1902.
As they were both residents of UB in the 1880s this may be the same Annie SEELEY. 
Birth*Mar 1852 Brighton, Sussex, England, Mar Q [Brighton] 2b 173 - as Harriet Elizabeth ROWELL.1 
Propertybt 13 Oct 1880 - 11 Oct 1883 AC Moon and Elphinstone Dick were rated for Brick House in St Hilliers Street NAV30 (1883 - NAV32) owned by A C Moon.2 
Residence*bt 21 Feb 1883 - 11 Nov 1887 "The Steyne", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, title from 21 Feb 1883 (from Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society) to 11 Nov 1887 (Caveat lodged by Amelia NOBLE - transferred title 10 Apr 1888.)3 
Civil Case*1887 1887/2431 H Elphinstone Dick A C Moon v S P Needham.4 
Property*30 Sep 1888 Harriet Rowell Elphinstone-Dick and Harriet Rowell Elphinstone-Dick were rated at Archibald Street North Brighton for a house NAV 40, Elphinstone Dick for 50ft rated at NAV 10.5 
Death*15 Jul 1902 Highett, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, #D8941 (age 48) [par Phil G ROWELL & Harriet SMITH].6 
Death-Notice*22 Jul 1902DICK.—On the 15th July, at Highett, suddenly, of heart failure, Harriett Elphinstone Dick, formerly of Brighton, Sussex, England.7 
Probate (Will)*19 Sep 1902 84/382. Harriett E ROWELL Date of grant: 19 Sep 1902; Date of death: 15 Jul 1902; Occupation: Spinster; Residence: Highett - left her money to Miss Margaret (Peggy) Montgomery See: Margaret Montgomery, Harriett Tabitha Hackett, Annie Seeley.8 
Note* Harriet Elphinstone-Dick (1852–1902), also known as Harriet Elizabeth Rowell, was an early English and Australian swimming champion, and physical fitness teacher.
Originally from Brighton, England, she taught swimming at Brill's Baths in Pool Valley and won local fame with a series of public swimming feats including a 2 hour 43 minute swim in a rough September sea from Shoreham to Brighton.
In 1875, she migrated to Melbourne, Australia aboard The Newcastle with her partner, Alice Moon, and she started to teach swimming at the St Kilda Sea Baths, while also winning prizes in swimming competitions at various venues around Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.
She had an intense interest in physical fitness and in 1879 opened Melbourne's first women's only gymnasium, in the Queen Victoria Building, which used to stand where the Melbourne City Square is now. Physical fitness for women was a popular idea of the 1880s and the gym attracted many of Melbourne's independent career women, particularly teachers from the city's growing number of private girls' schools. Miss Dick taught the Swedish Ling Method and ran her gym until 1901.
Miss Dick and Miss Moon lived at the Melbourne suburb of Brighton. She died at home in South Brighton in 1902 and was buried in the Cheltenham Cemetery.9 
Note9 Sep 2007 Desperately Seeking From: Sunday Herald Sun
ROWELL: Harriet Elizabeth Rowell (aka Harriet Elphinston Dick), born January 5, 1852 and died June 26, 1902, who was my great-great aunt. Harriet was a distance swimmer and instructor in Melbourne in the 1870s and '80s. Harriet also taught young ladies calisthenics in Melbourne and Sydney gymnasiums. In the expectation of writing a biography, I have collected quite a bit of information on Harriet and her partner, Alice Moon. Any additional information in the form of photographs, location of swimming medals and trophies would be appreciated. I know she was awarded a silver cup in 1877 for winning a two-mile-plus swim against a male competitor. The Governor's wife, Lady Bowen, presented Harriet with an inscribed gold bracelet in 1878 for her services as a swimming instructor. Contact: Wayne, 9870 0623 or wsalt@bigpond.net.au.10 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Philip G ROWELL (Watch and Clock maker), 31 Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, EnglandAge 9 - Scholar11
2 Apr 1871Philip G ROWELL (Watchmaker & Jeweller), 17 Castle Square, Brighton, Sussex, EnglandAge 1912

Grave

  • 105*DCE*O, Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, VIC, Australia, V: In / loving memory / Harriett. E. ROWELL / born Brighton. Sussex. / England.13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 11 May 1878, SWIMMING MATCHES AT ST. KILDA.
    The stay of Miss Elphinstone Dick in this colony and the lessons she has given to ladies in the art of swimming have had the effect of reviving and materially increasing the interest in this highly useful and healthful pastime.
    During her two seasons at St. Kilda she has, we are informed, taught over 300 ladies and children to swim, has taken part in four entertainments at Captain Kenney's bathing ship, and has given two series of swimming matches for ladies and children at the Victoria Ladies' Baths.
    She is a native of Brighton, in Sussex, and learned swimming in the rough waters of the Channel. It was at one of the swimming entertainments alluded to, held on April 13, that our artist sketched the scene depicted in our engraving. The occasion was made, the last appearance at the bathing ship of Miss Dick before leaving for England. The prin cipal events were the diving match, won by Terry ; the running headers, won by Kenney ; and the 200 yards match for Mr. D. Henry's prize. This was a spirited contest between Kitts and a young Fijian, Kitts being the winner. The handicap 200 yards match was also won by Kitts. Miss Dick gave an exhibition of fancy swimming, after which the solid silver cup given by Mr. Henry, which was won at the last meeting by M'Indoe, was presented by the donor. A day or two afterwards Miss Dick's second series of swimming matches for ladies and children was held at the Victoria Ladies' Baths, in presence of a large attendance, which included Lady Bowen and the Misses Bowen. At the end of the swimming Lady Bowen pre sented to Miss Dick a testimonial in the form of a massive gold bracelet, the gift of her Melbourne pupils and friends. In presenting it Lady Bowen expressed admiration of Miss Dick's swimming, and her conviction that she thoroughly deserved this mark of her pupils' esteem. Her ladyship also spoke in flattering terms of Miss Dick's excellent method of teaching; which her daughters had experienced, and concluded by an earnest hope that Miss Dick would return to Victoria. Miss Dick expressed great gratification on receiving such a valuable mark of the good opinion of her pupils and friends, and, after thanking Lady Bowen for her kind wishes, stated that it was her intention to return here next summer. The bracelet was a very hand some plain strap, weighing nearly five ounces, manufac tured to order by Messrs. Kilpatrick and Co. It bore the following inscription: — "Presented to Miss Elphinstone Dick by her Melbourne pupils, in recognition of her successful efforts to promote the art of swimming among the ladies of Victoria, and in admiration of her skill as a swimmer and her efficiency as a teacher. April 16, 1878."14
  • 6 Mar 1879, MISS ELPHINSTONE DICK, arrived by the Assam from England, has RESUMED TEACHING, Captain Kenney's Victoria Ladies' Baths.15
  • 5 Apr 1879, A LADIES GYMNASIUM.
    Miss Elphinstone Dick who is well known in Melbourne for her success as a teacher of swimming is about to open a gymnasium for ladies where they will be enabled to receive what may be fitly termed a physical education - a branch of instruction by no means unrequired in these days of tight-lacing and high heeled shoes. Miss Dick has associated with her as co-teacher Miss Moon daughter of Dr Henry Moon, of London, and there is no doubt that both ladies are thoroughly qualified in their profession. The gymnasium has been established in a large room in the Mutual Provident Buildings, Collins-street, which is admirably adapted for the purpose, and has been fitted up with all the appliances used in such establishments for the practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs and to promote strength and graceful movement. The gymnastic apparatus has been made by Mr Turnbull, of Harker street, Fitzroy, and appears to be of a very complete character. The floor is covered with coconut matting, padded underneath so that besides being springy to the foot any pupil who chances accidentally to "come to the ground," has little chance of being injured. Violent gymnastic feats, however, it should be said, do not form part of Miss Dick's scheme of physical instruction so much as a gradual development of the muscles which will induce her pupils after they have undergone a course of instruction in her establishment to continue healthy exercises themselves. The love of exercise by which a country-bred girl is so strongly distinguished from her town-bred cousin arises from the habitual exertion which is incident to rural life, and if Miss Dick can instil similar tastes into her Melbourne pupils she will undoubtedly accomplish good work for the future mothers of Victoria. It is satisfactory to leam that Miss Dick has in establishing her gymnasium received strong encouragement from many of the leading ladies of the colony. Lady Bowen, before her departure from the colony, wrote expressing her intereat in the undertaking and Mrs Moorhouse and Mrs Thornton have given their patronage to what the former lady recognises as "a useful and valuable institution." In addition to teaching what she terms "Rational Gymnastics" Miss Dick has also obtained all the appliances used in the treatment of curable deformities and her last visit to England was for the express purpose of studying elementary physiology, anatomy and medical gymnastics under the celebrated Dr Roth (physician to the London Institution for the Treatment of Deformities) and Dr Bernard Roth from whom she holds a certificate of competency. Among the deformities she is prepared to treat under her system (only, however after consulting a medical man in order to ascertain whether the deformity arises from muscular contraction or weakness, and not from disease) are lateral and other curvatures of the spine and stiff and weak joints, contracted chest, high shoulders, infantile paralysis and other deformities that can be cured or benefited by movements. Mr Barwell, surgeon to the Charing Cross Hospital, says that a large number of cases of deformities depend on muscular conditions. The cure therefore is better and more perfectly effected by causing the muscles to act aright than by preventing their acting at all.
    It may be well to repeat that all remedial position implies to a considerable extent exercise of those muscles which in the malposture are unused. These observations may be said to explain the principles upon which Miss Dicks system of treating deformities rests. As Miss Dick has made her scale of charges very moderate (£1 1s and £2 2s per quarter for the gymnastic classes and £5 5s per quarter for special treatment) she will require extensive support to render her undertaking profitable to herself as well as to her pupils. To that larrge class, parents of growing girls, Miss Dick's institution ought to commend itself.16
  • 16 Jul 1881, A SKETCH AT THE LADIES' GYMNASIUM. Our artist has here given a sketch representing in the use of the Indian clubs at the Ladies' Gymnasium of Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon, Collins-street west. Miss Dick, by her services as a teacher of swimming and of gymnastics, has done much to inculcate a taste for healthful physical exercise among the young ladies of Melbourne, and it is well to know that her exertions in this way are not wanting in public recognition. Misses Dick and Moon have, we understand, about 190 pupils under their tuition besides those they discipline at private schools. In view of the importance of this subiect, a few remarks on physical exercises for women will perhaps not be deemed out of place. The gymnastic exercises considered so necessary for men are equally so for the other sex, although many of them need considerable modification before they are suitable for women. It is not desirable to aim at making athletes of our girls, but it is more than desirable that they should grow up healthful and capable, possessing in a sufficient degree tho muscular power which alone imparts grace to movement, and that lightens domestic duties and all the business of daily life. We have no sympathy with those people who consider feebleness a female charm. Many ladies affect to consider disgusting and indelicate an acquaintance with the structure and requirements of their own bodies. This voluntary ignorance of what most nearly concerns them leads them to daily infringe the most simple laws of health, and has resulted in so many women being weak and ailing that we have lost sight of the fact that such a state of things is not natural or inevitable. The ignorance of such women is also their misfortune, because Nature does not admit ignorance to be an exemption, but visits every infringement of her laws, sooner or later, with a penalty proportioned to the offence. Neglect of education in this direction amounts to a national injury, since the race depends largely for its stamina on the mothers. Girls are now emulating their brothers in intellectual attainments but this will soon reach tho inevitable breaking-down point unless they, like their brothers, make their bodies robust in proportion. The severer the mental strain, so much the stronger must the body be to bear it ; and mens sana in corpore sano applies to both sexes. Physical exercise is indispensable to symmetrical development and the main tenance of vital energy. The women of ancient Greece and Rome, who served as models for those statues whose unsur passed beauty excites our admiration, were trained from childhood with their brothers, only less severely. What a contrast between the Venus of Milo and our typical woman of the period ! Instead of the noble contour, with its soft lines full of power and grace, we see 'a figure,' a cramped and distorted form, having angles in place of flowing outlines, its respiration and circulation impeded by the cuirass-like corset, the natural arches and balance of the body destroyed, and its gait crippled by high heels. In many cases the corset is adopted by young girls with the mistaken idea of "forming the figure ;" in others, because absence of physical training has rendered an erect bearing impossible without an artiticial support. Fancy the Venus unable to "sit up" without stiff stays ! It is, unfortunately, not the custom for girls to indulge in healthy outdoor games (except lawn tennis); if it were so, their clothes would soon be improved. At present, the only means girls have of obtaining systematic bodily training is by attending a gymnasium ; and it is significant of tho irrationalism of female attire that they cannot do so in their conventional dress, but must exchange it for one that does not obstruct the use of the limbs. Physical training should go hand in hand with education ; it should be rational, progressive, and suited to individual requirements. The signal success of the Ladies' Gymnasium conducted by Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon is an evidence that public opinion is moving onwards, while it encourages us to hope that in the future Victoria's daughters, as well as her sons, will have reason to be proud of their physique.17
  • 30 Jul 1881, Miss Elphinstone Dick, with whom is associated Miss A. C. Moon, has already done good service by land and sea to the young women—the future mothers in Vic toria. Miss Dick has a new project in hand, which deserves publicity and encouragement. Increasing experience in the gymnasium strengthens her conviction that much of the ill-health and suffering so common amongst women is owing to their ignorance of, and even contempt for, sanitary laws and important facts relating to the preservation of health. Miss Dick considers rightly enough that the defect is, to a great extent, an educational one, and that something in the direction of remedy can be be done by practical instruction, having for its leading principle that "Human Physiology is the basis of Hygiene." To give effect to this idea Miss Dick and Miss Moon are about giving a series of lectures and lessons, open to women only, upon the structure and more important functions of the body. This idea is a capital one, deserving of encouragement, and no money could be better spent than in the moderate fee which Miss Dick will charge for her valuable instruction. And, again, it is a kind of instruction that can be best imparted to women by one of their own sex.18
  • 15 Aug 1881, Local Subjects
    Miss H. Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon are giving a series of lessons in Elementary Physiology at the Ladies' Gymnasium, Collins Street West. The course, which is intended for ladies only, is divided into the following sections:—General Structure of the Body ; Respiration ; Circulation of the Blood ; Alimentation ; The Brain and the Nervous System ; The Skin ; The Organs of the Senses, and Application Physiological Knowledge to the Preservation of Health. Such information as the above programme indicates cannot fail to be of immense value to young ladies, and the intelligence hitherto displayed by Miss Dick and Moon in the conduct of their gymnasium, is a good earnest of their capabilities to undertake such a project. We wish them every success.19
  • 4 Feb 1882, BATHING IN THE YARRA. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS
    Sir,—Within four days two boys have been drowned in the Yarra, close to Johnston street Bridge. Their lives might perhaps have been saved had there been a buoy on the bridge. Still, at however short intervals buoys were stationed, people would probably bathe and get drowned between them. What is wanted in this neighbourhood is a public bath, where boys could bathe in safety, without offence to anyone, and could leam to swim. I am informed that two years ago nearly £200 was collected for this purpose, a suitable site near Dight's-falls selected, and plans got out, but the money still lies idle in the bank. If the sum be insufficient, let the authorities invite further contributions, and they will surely be forthcoming. I for one will help. I am, &c.
    H. ELPHINSTONE DICK.
    Abbotsford, Feb. 3.20
  • 26 Mar 1883, PUBLIC NOTICE.
    Calisthenics & Gymnastics.
    A CLASS is being formed for Calisthenics and Gymnastics, under the supervision of Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss Moon.
    Ladies desirous of joining will please make an early application to Miss M'Cann, Clifton House, Newtown Hill.21
  • 5 Apr 1884, A shocking collision occurred on Wednesday night, 2nd inst., near the Little River station between a goods and a passenger train.
    ...
    LIST OF THE INJURED. It is quite impossible at present to compile a complete list of the persons who sustained injuries, but the following comprises the more serious cases, as far as can be ascentained:—
    Samuel Best, about 25 years old, the guard of the 8.20 goods train, was severely shaken and bruised about the body.
    Charles Proctor Guest, aged 24 years, the fireman on the passenger train, was also severely injured. He joined the railway service on the 15th October, 1877.
    Walker, the fireman of the goods train, has his ribs fractured, and complained very much of the pain and loss of blood through a cut on the head. He was permitted to return home to Geelong.
    Mrs. Phoebe Hart is 47 years of age, and resides at 163 Latrobe-street east. She is badly braised about the body, and complains of pain in her head, but the medical attendants cannot find any injuries there.
    Mrs. J. O. Cummins, Ferrars-street, South Melbourne, is suffering from a wound on the knee and back, and has been terribly shaken. She complains of severe pain at the back of the neck, and is bruised in several places.
    Mrs. Milne, who lives with Mrs. Cummins, has a black eye and cut over the forehead, and is very much shaken.
    Mr. Richards, who resides in Bridport street west, near the gasworks, has been seen by Dr. Barratt, who reports that he is suffering from an abrasion on the knee. He also is shaken and braised on the body.
    Mrs. Katherine Beaty, aged 40 years, living at 31 Latrobe-street west, has a fractured thigh, and is braised on the lower portions of the body.
    Mrs. Ann Pell, widow, 47 years of age, gatekeeper at Somerton, has sustained severe injuries about the chest, and several scalp wounds.
    Miss A. C. Moon and Miss Elphinstone Dick, directresses of the well-known ladies' gymnasium, were passengers in the train. They were in a second class carriage (not the one which was smashed), and just before the accident Miss Moon fell asleep. Miss Dick says she had no warning of the collision, and the first she knew of it was a terrific crash which threw her violently from her seat to the opposite side of the compartment, her head stricking the woodwork. She soon recovered, and saw that her companion was more seriously hurt, her forehead being cut in three places over the right eye. Miss Dick assisted her to alight, and attended to her wounds, and to those of two other ladies in distress. On their arrival in Melbourne they were driven to Dr. Geo. Teague's, and thence to their residence, Abbotsford, where they are now confined to their rooms under strict injunctions from their medical adviser to remain quiet for a few days.
    David M'Murtrie, the guard of the passenger train, has his collar bone broken, a nasty scalp wound, and is bruised severely all over the body.
    Miss Adams, who lives at Dahlke's Filter Works, Sandridge-road, near Prince's-bridge, is suffering from shock, causing hysteria, but the doctors are confident there are no bones broken.
    Mr Dawes, the landlord of the Council Hotel, Brighton, has a deep wound at the back of the head, and is injured in the neck and on one foot.
    Miss Dawes, daughter of above, severe shock and bruises.
    R. B. Thompson, a new arrival from England, has received a severe injury to the knee-joint, and was badly shaken. He is at present at the Sydney Arms Hotel, William-street.
    P. W. Donnelly, staying at the Royal George, Elizabeth-street, head badly cut.
    Mrs. Woodburn, of Dunkeld, near hamilton, Western District, nose fractured, contusions on various parts of the body, and badly shaken.
    Mr. Ettleston, 5 Victoria-street, Queen-street, melbourne, badly bruised, and suffering from severe shock.
    John Peel, a resident of Geelong, suffering from some contusions, and shock.
    David Bird, cattle dealer, several cuts and bruises.
    Mr. W. Davies, Meredith; Mr. Brach ....22
  • 18 Apr 1884, The Little River Collision.—The Herald says that the Misses Dick and Moon, the well known lady gymnastic instructresses have been seriously injured in the Little River railway accident. Miss Moon's eyesight is likely to be permanently impaired, and Miss Dick suffers from concussion of the heart, besides a terrible rupture of the vein over the right temple.23
  • 19 Nov 1884, SKETCHES AT MISS DICK'S GYMNASTIC EXHIBITION. We give a full description in another part of our issue of the successful demonstration of the skill and cleverness of the pupils of Miss Elphinstone Dick's gymnasium given in the Melbourne Town-hall on October 25.24
  • 29 Oct 1885, MISS H. ELPHINSTONE DICK And Miss. A. C. MOON Offer to their PATRONESSES And PUPILS WARMEST THANKS For the most kind PRESENTATION
    Made to them yesterday at the Town-hall. Ladies' Gymnasium, October 29, 1885.25
  • 5 May 1899, Physical Culture.
    In the very heart of Collins Street, next door to the Union Bank, Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss Gaunt carry on their gymnasium and school of physical culture. A large roomy apartment handsomely fitted up, and equipped with dumb-bells, clubs, poles and other implements brought into the play of gym nastics, with ladders of rope forming angles round the room, and mattresses stretched beneath, lets one into the secret of how one of the best schools of phy sical culture in Melbourne is worked. To see the various departments of the school in full operation is an education in the matter of training, exercising, or strengthening the limbs. The system is the great Swedish one which cannot be improved. With the analytical and discerning eye of a medical practitioner Miss Dick, and her assistant, discover any muscular defects or weaknesses, and these, by a system of massage and culture, are strengthened in a sure and certain manner. As for massaging it is well known that Miss Dick was one of the first, if not actually the first, to introduce this scientific treatment of the body into the colony. For many years she has proved the efficacy of massage, and had some startling results; more and more cases were entrusted to her skilful hands till at length she was induced to open up, with Miss Gaunt, the present commodious school in Collins-street (opposite White head's), where an elaborate gymnasium and school of physical culture were combined. Mothers anxious for the healthiest development of their girls are wise to entrust that branch of their culture to the principals of this school. Long experience and excellent work for many years in Melbourne have established Miss Dick as the finest instructress of gymnastics and masseuse combined in Melbourne. Her pupils of the gymnasium can be recognised anywhere by their splendid figures, fine carriage, and graceful movements. For, as the Greeks of old taught, strength is noth ing without grace, and grace a poor thing without strength. Both are cultivated at this school for growing girls and children suffering from muscular deformity. The beneficial results of physical culture are witnessed every day, and it is by submitting cases in the early stages of weakness or deformity, that the remedy in Miss Dick's hands will be the quickest and the surest. The same applies to girls going in for gymnastics. The earlier they attend to this important part of their education, the better, now and later in life, when the healthy exercise and training of their limbs and body will stand them in good stead. A due attention to physical culture has been an indispensable factor in the upbuilding of every great nation, and it rests with the young girls of Victoria to become the present-day representatives of Cornelia, whose enduring maternal fame is in the reflected glory of the strength and heroism of her noble sons, the gracchi.26
  • 15 Sep 1902, Probate has been granted by the registrar, Mr. Singleton, to the wills of the following:- Harriett E. Rowell, £30;27

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  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Apr 1879, p8.
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic.), 16 Jul 1881, p230.
  18. [S14] Newspaper - Australasian, 30 Jul 1881, p17.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - Australian Medical Journal, 15 Aug 1881, pp383-384.
    viewed at: digitised-collections.unimelb.edu.au/.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Feb 1882, p11.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Geelong Advertiser, 26 Mar 1883, p3.
  22. [S14] Newspaper - Australasian, 5 Apr 1884, p20.
  23. [S14] Newspaper - Bendigo Advertiser, 18 Apr 1884, p2.
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic.), 19 Nov 1884, p188.
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Oct 1885, p12.
  26. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 May 1899, p11.
  27. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Sep 1902, p6.
Last Edited4 Jan 2019

Caroline Mercy Alice Moon

F, #1372, b. 4 Jul 1855, d. 21 Apr 1894
Caroline Mercy Alice MOON
(1855-1894)
Father*Henry Moon b. 26 Jun 1811, d. 2 Oct 1879
Mother*Caroline Gardner b. 1822, d. 25 Mar 1867
Birth*4 Jul 1855 Brighton, Sussex, England, Sep Q [Brighton] 2b 140 [par Henry MOON & Caroline GARDNER]
baptised 7 Sep 1855: Chapel Royal, Brighton, Sussex, England.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelMar 1876 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Newcastle
Age 25 - as Miss Alice Caroline MOON.3 
Propertybt 13 Oct 1880 - 11 Oct 1883 AC Moon and Elphinstone Dick were rated for Brick House in St Hilliers Street NAV30 (1883 - NAV32) owned by A C Moon.4 
Property*bt 1881 - 1883 Rated at Johnston Street/Rich Street - vacant land frontage 33 feet (Block 93 Lot 2) NAV 5.5 
Land-UBeac*15 Jan 1883Caroline Mercy Alice Moon selected land from the Crown. PAK-135. 19a 1r 38p - Land File 756/49. Forfeited block of W. H. PONTON. Relinquished by Moon 5 Feb 1883.6 
Land-UBeac*21 Feb 1883 PAK-125. Transfer from The Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society to Caroline Mercy Alice Moon.7 
Residence*bt 21 Feb 1883 - 11 Nov 1887 "The Steyne", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, title from 21 Feb 1883 (from Universal Permanent Building and Investment Society) to 11 Nov 1887 (Caveat lodged by Amelia NOBLE - transferred title 10 Apr 1888.)8 
Land-UBeac*24 Sep 1886 PAK-123. Transfer from Charles Parsons to Caroline Mercy Alice Moon.9,10 
Civil Case*1887 1887/2431 H Elphinstone Dick A C Moon v S P Needham.11 
Land-UBeac*10 Apr 1888 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Caroline Mercy Alice Moon to Amelia Maria Noble.12 
Property*30 Sep 1888 Caroline Mercy Alice Moon and Harriet Rowell Elphinstone-Dick were rated at Archibald Street North Brighton for a house NAV 40, Elphinstone Dick for 50ft rated at NAV 10.13 
Death*21 Apr 1894 "Lurlie", Double Bay, Woolahra, NSW, Australia, died of a heart attack
NSW#D14854 [par Henry & WELLS].14,15 
Death-Notice28 Apr 1894MOON.— April 21, suddenly, at Lurlie, Double Bay, Alice Caroline Moon, daughter of the late Dr. Moon.16 
Death-Notice*28 Apr 1894MOON -On the 21st inst., at the residence of Walton L. Merewether, Double Bay, Sydney, suddenly of heart disease, Alice C. Moon, daughter of the late Dr Henry Moon, The Steyne, Brighton, England.17 
Probate (Will)*16 Jun 1894 Mary Rose Merewether was the principal beneficiary of Alice Moon's will, though the value of the estate was much lower than anticipated - £45. The will suggested that her estate would have been much larger.18 
Village Bell*Sep 1982The article reads: TWO PIONEER PERSONALITIES
In the Village Bell issue of May 1979 we printed extracts from an article by "Vagabond" (Julian Thomas) in the Argus of November 28, 1885, about his visit to Upper Beaconsfield. He was the guest of Professor Halford, after whom Halford Road (next the Milk Bar) is named. We know that "Vagabond" was a journalist of repute, and that his host was a very early home-owner here, in the house which he called "St. George's Hill" in St. George's Parade. The house was later "Windarra" and the Parade became Salisbury Road. But who was Professor Halford?
From an inquiry to Mr. H.N. Warren of, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, we learn that he was quite a personality, and (like J.M. Reed who was the subject of an article in our March 1982 issue) he deserves a place among our residents of note.
George Britton Halford (1824 - 1910) was born in Sussex, England. He studied medicine at St. George's Hospital in London and took his degree at the prestigious University of St. Andrews. Besides a private practice he did original research on the heart. In 1862 a medical school was being planned for Melbourne University and he was selected for the Chair. He was described as "One of the most distinguished experimental physiologists of the day. His name would give distinction to any University". He collected books and specimens to start a medical school and arrived in Melbourne in December 1862.
Until the new building was ready in 1863, he held classes at his residence in Madeline St. Carlton. He was the only lecturer in the growing school for seven years, until an assistant was engaged. His enlightened proposal to admit women to the school was blocked by the University Council until 1880. His work, mostly single-handed, established a high reputation for the medical faculty. He experimented with snake venom, and in 1868 he appeared as an expert witness in a case known as "homicide by snake bite". Though appointed for life he had no pension, and went on half-pay when overwork and ill-health compelled him to retire at 72.
Evidently the Professor named his house after the hospital of his student days, and the name survives in our St. Georges Road. His connection with Upper Beaconsfield appears to have been about the 1880's before his retirement. He died and was buried at Inverloch.
Collecting scraps of history is like detection ... by patience and coincidence, pieces fit together. When "Vagabond" was sightseeing on horseback with his host the Professor, he visited Miss Moon at "The Steyne" in A'Beckett Road (now Mrs. Fullerton's "Newstead Forest", and mentioned in an article about the Noble family in the July 1982 issue). He admired her arrangements for rearing and breeding pure-bred fowls, and he made a reference (cryptic to us) to her muscle-building activities. Now, a few days ago, an inquiry from a student preparing a thesis for her degree, throws more light on Miss Alice Caroline Moon. She and her partner, Miss Harriett Elphinstone Dick, managed a Ladies Gymnasium in Melbourne from 1872 onward. Hence the allusion to muscle-building.
Settlement had only just commenced in Upper Beaconsfield and they were probably the first owners of "The Steyne". Shire records show that they had 20 acres in 1883, and from 1885 to 1888 40 acres and a house in which they lived. Miss Moon also had the "Central Restaurant" at the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins Sts. in the City. The menu was printed daily in the "Argus" and "Vagabond" was evidently a patron, for he wrote (not in the article about Upper Beaconsfield) that it was the best restaurant in Melbourne, particularly for ladies. The food was epicurean, and presumably some of the pure-bred fowls contributed to the bill of fare.
As Professor Halford was born only a few miles from Brighton, Sussex, where "The Steyne" is a local landmark, it is open to speculation that he may have been already acquainted with Miss Moon or her partner in England, where Miss Dick had made a name for herself as a swimmer.
Miss Moon was obviously quite a personality, and must have been outstanding against her Victorian background, when ladies' interests were supposed to be devoted to the household and the Church. Another resident of note.19 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
7 Apr 1861Henry MOON - Physician MRCP, 9 Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, EnglandAge 5 - Scholar20
2 Apr 1871Henry MOON - Physician (Widower), 9 Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, EnglandAge 15 - Scholar21

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Apr 1879, A LADIES GYMNASIUM.
    Miss Elphinstone Dick who is well known in Melbourne for her success as a teacher of swimming is about to open a gymnasium for ladies where they will be enabled to receive what may be fitly termed a physical education - a branch of instruction by no means unrequired in these days of tight-lacing and high heeled shoes. Miss Dick has associated with her as co-teacher Miss Moon daughter of Dr Henry Moon, of London, and there is no doubt that both ladies are thoroughly qualified in their profession. The gymnasium has been established in a large room in the Mutual Provident Buildings, Collins-street, which is admirably adapted for the purpose, and has been fitted up with all the appliances used in such establishments for the practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs and to promote strength and graceful movement. The gymnastic apparatus has been made by Mr Turnbull, of Harker street, Fitzroy, and appears to be of a very complete character. The floor is covered with coconut matting, padded underneath so that besides being springy to the foot any pupil who chances accidentally to "come to the ground," has little chance of being injured. Violent gymnastic feats, however, it should be said, do not form part of Miss Dick's scheme of physical instruction so much as a gradual development of the muscles which will induce her pupils after they have undergone a course of instruction in her establishment to continue healthy exercises themselves. The love of exercise by which a country-bred girl is so strongly distinguished from her town-bred cousin arises from the habitual exertion which is incident to rural life, and if Miss Dick can instil similar tastes into her Melbourne pupils she will undoubtedly accomplish good work for the future mothers of Victoria. It is satisfactory to leam that Miss Dick has in establishing her gymnasium received strong encouragement from many of the leading ladies of the colony. Lady Bowen, before her departure from the colony, wrote expressing her intereat in the undertaking and Mrs Moorhouse and Mrs Thornton have given their patronage to what the former lady recognises as "a useful and valuable institution." In addition to teaching what she terms "Rational Gymnastics" Miss Dick has also obtained all the appliances used in the treatment of curable deformities and her last visit to England was for the express purpose of studying elementary physiology, anatomy and medical gymnastics under the celebrated Dr Roth (physician to the London Institution for the Treatment of Deformities) and Dr Bernard Roth from whom she holds a certificate of competency. Among the deformities she is prepared to treat under her system (only, however after consulting a medical man in order to ascertain whether the deformity arises from muscular contraction or weakness, and not from disease) are lateral and other curvatures of the spine and stiff and weak joints, contracted chest, high shoulders, infantile paralysis and other deformities that can be cured or benefited by movements. Mr Barwell, surgeon to the Charing Cross Hospital, says that a large number of cases of deformities depend on muscular conditions. The cure therefore is better and more perfectly effected by causing the muscles to act aright than by preventing their acting at all.
    It may be well to repeat that all remedial position implies to a considerable extent exercise of those muscles which in the malposture are unused. These observations may be said to explain the principles upon which Miss Dicks system of treating deformities rests. As Miss Dick has made her scale of charges very moderate (£1 1s and £2 2s per quarter for the gymnastic classes and £5 5s per quarter for special treatment) she will require extensive support to render her undertaking profitable to herself as well as to her pupils. To that larrge class, parents of growing girls, Miss Dick's institution ought to commend itself.22
  • 16 Jul 1881, A SKETCH AT THE LADIES' GYMNASIUM. Our artist has here given a sketch representing in the use of the Indian clubs at the Ladies' Gymnasium of Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon, Collins-street west. Miss Dick, by her services as a teacher of swimming and of gymnastics, has done much to inculcate a taste for healthful physical exercise among the young ladies of Melbourne, and it is well to know that her exertions in this way are not wanting in public recognition. Misses Dick and Moon have, we understand, about 190 pupils under their tuition besides those they discipline at private schools. In view of the importance of this subiect, a few remarks on physical exercises for women will perhaps not be deemed out of place. The gymnastic exercises considered so necessary for men are equally so for the other sex, although many of them need considerable modification before they are suitable for women. It is not desirable to aim at making athletes of our girls, but it is more than desirable that they should grow up healthful and capable, possessing in a sufficient degree tho muscular power which alone imparts grace to movement, and that lightens domestic duties and all the business of daily life. We have no sympathy with those people who consider feebleness a female charm. Many ladies affect to consider disgusting and indelicate an acquaintance with the structure and requirements of their own bodies. This voluntary ignorance of what most nearly concerns them leads them to daily infringe the most simple laws of health, and has resulted in so many women being weak and ailing that we have lost sight of the fact that such a state of things is not natural or inevitable. The ignorance of such women is also their misfortune, because Nature does not admit ignorance to be an exemption, but visits every infringement of her laws, sooner or later, with a penalty proportioned to the offence. Neglect of education in this direction amounts to a national injury, since the race depends largely for its stamina on the mothers. Girls are now emulating their brothers in intellectual attainments but this will soon reach tho inevitable breaking-down point unless they, like their brothers, make their bodies robust in proportion. The severer the mental strain, so much the stronger must the body be to bear it ; and mens sana in corpore sano applies to both sexes. Physical exercise is indispensable to symmetrical development and the main tenance of vital energy. The women of ancient Greece and Rome, who served as models for those statues whose unsur passed beauty excites our admiration, were trained from childhood with their brothers, only less severely. What a contrast between the Venus of Milo and our typical woman of the period ! Instead of the noble contour, with its soft lines full of power and grace, we see 'a figure,' a cramped and distorted form, having angles in place of flowing outlines, its respiration and circulation impeded by the cuirass-like corset, the natural arches and balance of the body destroyed, and its gait crippled by high heels. In many cases the corset is adopted by young girls with the mistaken idea of "forming the figure ;" in others, because absence of physical training has rendered an erect bearing impossible without an artiticial support. Fancy the Venus unable to "sit up" without stiff stays ! It is, unfortunately, not the custom for girls to indulge in healthy outdoor games (except lawn tennis); if it were so, their clothes would soon be improved. At present, the only means girls have of obtaining systematic bodily training is by attending a gymnasium ; and it is significant of tho irrationalism of female attire that they cannot do so in their conventional dress, but must exchange it for one that does not obstruct the use of the limbs. Physical training should go hand in hand with education ; it should be rational, progressive, and suited to individual requirements. The signal success of the Ladies' Gymnasium conducted by Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon is an evidence that public opinion is moving onwards, while it encourages us to hope that in the future Victoria's daughters, as well as her sons, will have reason to be proud of their physique.23
  • 30 Jul 1881, Miss Elphinstone Dick, with whom is associated Miss A. C. Moon, has already done good service by land and sea to the young women—the future mothers in Vic toria. Miss Dick has a new project in hand, which deserves publicity and encouragement. Increasing experience in the gymnasium strengthens her conviction that much of the ill-health and suffering so common amongst women is owing to their ignorance of, and even contempt for, sanitary laws and important facts relating to the preservation of health. Miss Dick considers rightly enough that the defect is, to a great extent, an educational one, and that something in the direction of remedy can be be done by practical instruction, having for its leading principle that "Human Physiology is the basis of Hygiene." To give effect to this idea Miss Dick and Miss Moon are about giving a series of lectures and lessons, open to women only, upon the structure and more important functions of the body. This idea is a capital one, deserving of encouragement, and no money could be better spent than in the moderate fee which Miss Dick will charge for her valuable instruction. And, again, it is a kind of instruction that can be best imparted to women by one of their own sex.24
  • 15 Aug 1881, Local Subjects
    Miss H. Elphinstone Dick and Miss A. C. Moon are giving a series of lessons in Elementary Physiology at the Ladies' Gymnasium, Collins Street West. The course, which is intended for ladies only, is divided into the following sections:—General Structure of the Body ; Respiration ; Circulation of the Blood ; Alimentation ; The Brain and the Nervous System ; The Skin ; The Organs of the Senses, and Application Physiological Knowledge to the Preservation of Health. Such information as the above programme indicates cannot fail to be of immense value to young ladies, and the intelligence hitherto displayed by Miss Dick and Moon in the conduct of their gymnasium, is a good earnest of their capabilities to undertake such a project. We wish them every success.25
  • 26 Mar 1883, PUBLIC NOTICE.
    Calisthenics & Gymnastics.
    A CLASS is being formed for Calisthenics and Gymnastics, under the supervision of Miss Elphinstone Dick and Miss Moon.
    Ladies desirous of joining will please make an early application to Miss M'Cann, Clifton House, Newtown Hill.26
  • 5 Apr 1884, A shocking collision occurred on Wednesday night, 2nd inst., near the Little River station between a goods and a passenger train.
    ...
    LIST OF THE INJURED. It is quite impossible at present to compile a complete list of the persons who sustained injuries, but the following comprises the more serious cases, as far as can be ascentained:—
    Samuel Best, about 25 years old, the guard of the 8.20 goods train, was severely shaken and bruised about the body.
    Charles Proctor Guest, aged 24 years, the fireman on the passenger train, was also severely injured. He joined the railway service on the 15th October, 1877.
    Walker, the fireman of the goods train, has his ribs fractured, and complained very much of the pain and loss of blood through a cut on the head. He was permitted to return home to Geelong.
    Mrs. Phoebe Hart is 47 years of age, and resides at 163 Latrobe-street east. She is badly braised about the body, and complains of pain in her head, but the medical attendants cannot find any injuries there.
    Mrs. J. O. Cummins, Ferrars-street, South Melbourne, is suffering from a wound on the knee and back, and has been terribly shaken. She complains of severe pain at the back of the neck, and is bruised in several places.
    Mrs. Milne, who lives with Mrs. Cummins, has a black eye and cut over the forehead, and is very much shaken.
    Mr. Richards, who resides in Bridport street west, near the gasworks, has been seen by Dr. Barratt, who reports that he is suffering from an abrasion on the knee. He also is shaken and braised on the body.
    Mrs. Katherine Beaty, aged 40 years, living at 31 Latrobe-street west, has a fractured thigh, and is braised on the lower portions of the body.
    Mrs. Ann Pell, widow, 47 years of age, gatekeeper at Somerton, has sustained severe injuries about the chest, and several scalp wounds.
    Miss A. C. Moon and Miss Elphinstone Dick, directresses of the well-known ladies' gymnasium, were passengers in the train. They were in a second class carriage (not the one which was smashed), and just before the accident Miss Moon fell asleep. Miss Dick says she had no warning of the collision, and the first she knew of it was a terrific crash which threw her violently from her seat to the opposite side of the compartment, her head stricking the woodwork. She soon recovered, and saw that her companion was more seriously hurt, her forehead being cut in three places over the right eye. Miss Dick assisted her to alight, and attended to her wounds, and to those of two other ladies in distress. On their arrival in Melbourne they were driven to Dr. Geo. Teague's, and thence to their residence, Abbotsford, where they are now confined to their rooms under strict injunctions from their medical adviser to remain quiet for a few days.
    David M'Murtrie, the guard of the passenger train, has his collar bone broken, a nasty scalp wound, and is bruised severely all over the body.
    Miss Adams, who lives at Dahlke's Filter Works, Sandridge-road, near Prince's-bridge, is suffering from shock, causing hysteria, but the doctors are confident there are no bones broken.
    Mr Dawes, the landlord of the Council Hotel, Brighton, has a deep wound at the back of the head, and is injured in the neck and on one foot.
    Miss Dawes, daughter of above, severe shock and bruises.
    R. B. Thompson, a new arrival from England, has received a severe injury to the knee-joint, and was badly shaken. He is at present at the Sydney Arms Hotel, William-street.
    P. W. Donnelly, staying at the Royal George, Elizabeth-street, head badly cut.
    Mrs. Woodburn, of Dunkeld, near hamilton, Western District, nose fractured, contusions on various parts of the body, and badly shaken.
    Mr. Ettleston, 5 Victoria-street, Queen-street, melbourne, badly bruised, and suffering from severe shock.
    John Peel, a resident of Geelong, suffering from some contusions, and shock.
    David Bird, cattle dealer, several cuts and bruises.
    Mr. W. Davies, Meredith; Mr. Brach ....27
  • 9 Apr 1884, THURSDAY, 10th APRIL. At 12 o'Clock. On the Premises, St. Helier-street, Abbotsford, City of Collingwood. THE "STEYNE." To those in search of a Picturesque Residence on the Yarra River, with Fruit and Flower Garden, close to City. WILLIAM IEVERS, Jun., auctioneer, 97 Cardigan-street, Carlton, has been instructed by the owner, who is leaving Melbourne, to sell by auction at a sacrifice—That well built Brick Villa of 5 rooms, cellar bathroom, out offices, with ample verandah round house, passages, gas, &c., having a frontage of 45 ft. to St. Heliers-street, Abbotsford, running down to the River Yarra—a very noble depth. The house faces the Yarra, and the grounds are tastefully laid out in flower and fruit garden, containing many choice varieties of both. Persons inclined towards angling and boating have now a chance of securing those delightful and healthy amusements in addition to a fine residence, for a moderate sum. N.B.— Property within 3 minutes of Johnston-street 'bus depot. Inspection invited. Title perfect. Terms easy, at sale. Also, at half-past 12 o'clock, on the ground, a fine block of land, Johnston-street, city of Collingwood, near junction of Hoddle-street, alongside Dulio-street, and opposite Park-street, having a frontage of 33 ft. to Johnstone-st. by the grand depth of 132 ft. to a 20 ft. right of way at back. Remember, the 'bus stand is close by, giving easy access to the city, and land values in this street are rapidly rising. Title, certificate. Terms easy, at sale. - Titles at J. H. Wyburn's, solicitor, Elizabeth-st. Inspection invited.28
  • 18 Apr 1884, The Little River Collision.—The Herald says that the Misses Dick and Moon, the well known lady gymnastic instructresses have been seriously injured in the Little River railway accident. Miss Moon's eyesight is likely to be permanently impaired, and Miss Dick suffers from concussion of the heart, besides a terrible rupture of the vein over the right temple.29
  • 29 Oct 1885, LADIES' GYMNASIUM, Melbourne.—A principal in this well known business (established seven years), being desirous of retiring, is willing to treat for the SALE of her SHARE. Application by letter in the first instance), to Miss Moon, 2 Little Collins-street east.30
  • 29 Oct 1885, MISS H. ELPHINSTONE DICK And Miss. A. C. MOON Offer to their PATRONESSES And PUPILS WARMEST THANKS For the most kind PRESENTATION
    Made to them yesterday at the Town-hall. Ladies' Gymnasium, October 29, 1885.30
  • 3 Dec 1885, Matrimonial.
    THE " Vagabond" has expressed an eager desire to get possession of Miss Moon's selection at Beaconsfield, together with the chickens thereon. There may be a possibility of his wish being gratified. It may be merely a matter of arrangement, but instead of suggesting anything of the kind in the Argus in such a public manner, let him try the effect of a private, personal proposal, and await the result with patience. The "Vagabond" has evidently been moonstruck, in one sense.31
  • 27 Aug 1887, SALE OF STUD STOCK. PECK, HUDSON and RAYNOR will sell by public auction, at the National Agricultural Society's Show Ground, Flemington, selections of stud stock from the following pure herds, as under: —
    On TUESDAY, 30th AUGUST. At 11 o'Clock. JERSEYS, On account of Miss Moon, The Steyne.32
  • 2 Nov 1888, A necessity has always existed in Melbourne for there being a ladies' resort, which, while it possessed all the advantages of a club, was without its dis advantages. Through the enterprise of Miss A. C. Moon, an institution entitled The Central has been started, which supplies the requirement so long wanting. The Central, situated at the corner of Little Collins and Elizabeth streets, was opened yesterday, and great admiration was expressed at its perfect arrangements. There are three very large rooms—with seat ing capacity for 200—elegantly fitted up with marble topped tables, draped panel mirrors, and every neces sary which can possibly add to the comfort of its pat rons. A telephone (1181) has been attached ; stamps are sold at the counter ; a writing-table is always at hand ; and a page-boy is always in attendance to call cabs, etc. In addition there is an office for the receipt of letters, telegrams and parcels ; the menu is of a very superior kind ; the charges are moderate ; and the ventilation has received every attention. A retiring room for ladies has also been included in the building which is in charge of an attendant. Altogether, Miss Moon's undertaking is of great importance and deserving of universal patronage.33
  • 10 Nov 1888, "THE CENTRAL.—By this name beautifully appointed luncheon and tea rooms, which Miss A. C. Moon has opened at 114 Elizabeth-street (corner of Little Collins-street), will be known. And the name is certain to become very early familiar, for at the Central the lounger on "the block," the city man, and the country visitor will find in the way of service and accommodation anything and everything a first-class hotel can supply in the midday hours. It is most important that the cuisne is in charge of a chef who graduated in his art in the Parisian school, and not unimportant that the telephone and a parcels receiving and delivery office, with facilities for postal cor respondenee, will be at the service of visitors. Miss Moon is not unmindful that on Fridays certain people require that special provision shall be made for their wants, and she will not be forgetful of it.34
  • 8 Mar 1889, Miss Moon, of the Central, is giving a special second luncheon to-day at two o'clock, for the convenience of all the ladies and gentlemen returning from seeing Sir Henry and Lady Loch "off" in the Arcadia. A delicious menu is prepared.35
  • 23 Mar 1889, "Melbourne is very marvellous, but in its catering arrangements for the public is not sufficiently advanced. Miss Moon's restaurant and tea rooms in Elizabeth-street being the only establishment abreast of the times in providing for ladies as well as for gentlemen".
    In an article about Brittany by 'The Vagabond36'
  • 25 May 1889, THE CENTRAL. BASEMENT, 114 Elizabeth-street (Opposite Jas. M'Ewan's).
    TO-DAY'S MENU.
    SOUPS—Vermicelli, oyster. FISH—Flounders, trumpeter, ENTREES—Braized fillets of chicken with oyster sauce, lamb cutlets a la Bohemienne, ox-kidneys sante, fillet steak with champignons. JOINT—Sirloin with Yorkshire pudding. SWEETS—Cinnamon pudding, apple tart, baked bread custard, compote of fruit. SAVOURY—Welsh rarebit.
    AFTERNOON TEA.
    DINNER is served from 5.30 to 7.30 ; five courses, 2s. 6d.
    ROSEBROOK SEPARATOR BUTTER.
    Miss Moon of The Central, having been appointed sole agent for this excellent butter, can now supply it in ANY QUANTITIY at current rates or contract price, as preferred. Orders of 10lb, and upwards delivered free in Melbourne and suburbs. Purchasers of buter from Government Dairy during the late Exhibition can again procure the "separator" butter they liked so much. The ROSEBROOK BUTTER is in use Daily at THE CENTRAL.37
  • 22 Aug 1889, THE CENTRAL, 114 Elizabeth-street (Opposite Jas. M'Ewan's).
    LUNCHEON MENU TO-DAY.
    SOUPS—Consommé de riz, tomato. FISH—Fried fillets of bream, boiled Murray perch sauce royale. ENTREES—Ragout of veal with green peas, lambs' tongues sauce piquante, Irish stew, chicken and ham pie, haricot ox tail, JOINTS—Sirloin, Yorkshire pudding, boiled leg lamb parsley sauce. SWEETS—College pudding, Swiss tart, bread and butter custard, pineapple fritters, jelly au cognac.
    Light Luncheon. Afternoon Tea.
    DINNER and GRILL served from 5.30 to 7.30
    ROSEBROOK SEPARATOR BUTTER (fresh in) in use and for sale at the Central. Families suppiled at current rates, and all orders delivered free.
    The Central.—Proprietor, A. C. Moon.38
  • 5 Oct 1889, WAITRESS, first class, required. The Central, 114 Elizabeth-st.39
  • 23 Nov 1889, POULTRY. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. " A. Moon."—Egg Pickle.—2gal cold soft water, 2lb. of lime in the stone, ¾lb. common salt, 2oz. cream of tartar; let this stand two or three days, turning it several times daily, when it will be ready for use. The eggs must be put in as you gather them, care being taken that no more are put in than the pickle will cover. The egs must not have been sat upon even for a single night. Disease in Fowls.—1. We refer you to the article on roup by "Black-Red" in "The Australasian" for November 2. 2. Clip off the warts with a pair of sharp scissors, and apply lunar caustic.40
  • 21 Dec 1889, THE CENTRAL, 114 Elizabeth-street (opposite Jas. M'Ewan's)TODAY'S MENU. Best Luncheon in Town. Ready from 12 o'clock. TO-DAY's MENU.
    Soups.—Consomne a l'Italienne, kidney. Fish.—Boiled schnapper and egg sauce. Entrées.—Jugged hare and jelly, lamb cutlets and chip potatoes, fricassee of calf's feet, beef olives, veal and ham pie, curried lamb and rice. Roasts.—Sirloin and Yorkshire pudding, haunch of mutton and jelly, roast teal and port wine toast. Colds.—Sirloin, roast lamb, York ham. Sweets.—Mince pies, Swiss tart, rice custard, cabinet pudding. Dessert.—Strawberries and cream, bananas, cherries, apricots and cream.
    Afternoon tea. Dinner served from 5.30 to 7.30. Five courses for 2s 6d.
    Rosebrook Separator Butter is in use at the Central, where it is also for sale.41
  • 24 Jan 1890, KNIFEMAN, good, wanted, at once. Central, 114 Elizabeth-st.42
  • 16 Jul 1890, GAS Range, splendid, suitable for club or restaurant, cheap. Central Luncheon Rooms, 114 Elizabeth-st.43
  • 24 Apr 1894, DEATH OF MISS Moon.—Yesterday the City Coroner, Mr J O Woore, J P, hold an inquest in the Royal Oak Hotel, Double Bay, touching the death ot Miss Alice C Moon, who died suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mr W L Mereweather, Double Bay, where she resided. Miss Moon was seen at about 3 p m on Saturday, when she appeared to be in her usual health. A little while afterwards groans were heard issuing from her room. Immediate attention was given to Miss Moon, and Dr Ellis was sent for, but when the doctor arrived he pronounced life extinct. Medical evidence was given that the cause of Miss Moon's death was heart disease, and a verdict to that eftect was recorded. Miss Moon was well known in literary circles. It was in connection with this journal that she first appeared as a newspaper contributor in Sydney. Miss Moon was a woman of no little intellectual ability, she was also an accomplished writer, and as the result of diligent study was the possessor of a large store of literary and general information. Miss Moon was esteemed by a large circle of friends, to whom, as to many who knew her less intimately, her untimely death will be a matter for much regret.44
  • 25 Apr 1894, A Lady Journalist.
    Miss Alice Caroline Moon, in the front rank of lady journalists in Sydney, died very suddenly at Double Bay on Saturday from heart disease, and was buried yesterday.45
  • 28 Apr 1894, Miss Alice Caroline Moon, a lady journalist with connections in both Melbourne and Sydney, died very suddenly on Saturday at the residence of Mr. W. L. Merewether, Double Bay, where she had been staying since coming to Sydney from Melbourne four years ago. Medical examination showed fatty degeneration of the heart as the cause of death.46
  • 28 Apr 1894, DEATH OF MISS A. C. MOON.
    It is with deep regret we have to record the death, from heart disease, of Miss Alice Caroline Moon, one of the few ladies who reached the first rank of journalists in the colonies. As an all-round press writer, for talent, breadth of knowledge, clearness of thought, and incisiveness of expression, she certainly made a distinctive mark in all branches of newspaper literature. While resident in Sydney, as the guest of Mrs. W. L. Merewether, at 'Lurlie,' Double Bay, she made hosts of friends, and there was a widespread feeling of sorrow on the announcement of her sudden death there on Saturday last. Miss Moon was born at The Steyne, Brighton, England, and was a daughter of the late Dr. Moon, who had a somewhat extensive medical practice in that town. About 15 years ago, when quite a young woman, she left England for Melbourne with friend, Mrs. Dick, where they both engaged in business for a number of years, and it may be stated that while there Miss Moon obtained a large press connection. About four years ago she removed to Sydney and went to reside with Mrs. W. L. Merewether, a friend of many years' standing, at Lurlie, Double Bay. She resided there as one of the family up to the time of her death. The press connection which she gained in Melbourne she kept up and extended in Sydney, and among other periodicals whose columns have been enriched by her contributions are the Daily Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Freeman's Journal, and the Medical Gazette, while she had a rather extensive clientele among English journals. The deceased wrote two stories, 'The Red Haired Boy ' and 'Unlucky George,' to our last Christmas number, and had been a frequent and valued contributor to our columns for several years.
    Those who saw her in her last moments say that it just appeared as though the heart had stopped beating and the life had passed out without an instant of pain.
    An inquest was held by the City Coroner on Monday morning, and in accordance with the medical evidence a verdict of death from natural causes was returned.47
  • 3 May 1894, Readers of the pleasant, chatty, and intelligent columns of news, that used to appear weekly in the Daily Telegraph under the title of 'Literature' or 'Books up to Date,' heard with profound regret that the talented authoress of those terse and pithy criticisms, had died suddenly of heart disease on Saturday afternoon last. On that same day her last contribution to the Telegraph was published, and showed no signs of abated vigour to indicate that the hand that so recently had guided the pen would soon be stilled. The young lady, whose demise has left a serious gap in the ranks of Australian journalism, was Miss Alice Caroline Moon, daughter of the late Dr. Moon, one time English practitioner at Brighton, from who she inherited strong predilections and ability for the study of medicine in which she became very proficient. Besides the Daily Telegraph, and Medical Gazette, to which she was a regular contributor, Melbourne and English journals have often been enriched by contributions from her facile pen, and her versatility and range of subjects was surprising in this connection. Miss Moon numbered amongst her friends most of the leading intellectual lights of Sydney, who testified their extreme regret at losing one so attractive in manner and so gifted in intellect.48
  • 5 May 1894, SUDDEN DEATH OF A LADY JOURNALIST.
    Australia cannot boast of so many ladies engaged in journalism that any of them can be spared, and when one of them, among the most accomplished and well read, as well as versatile, passes away the loss is keenly felt. Miss Alice Caroline Moon, who died suddenly in Sydney about 10 days ago, at the residence of Mr. W. L. Merewether, Double Bay, was born at The Steyne, Brighton, England, and was a daughter of the late Dr. Moon, who had a somewhat extensive medical practice in that town. About 15 years ago, when quite a young woman, she left England for Melbourne with a friend, Miss Dick, where they both engaged in business for a number of years. While there Miss Moon obtained a large press connection. About four years ago she removed and went to reside with Mrs. W. L. Merewether, a friend of many years' standing, at Lurlie, Double Bay. She resided there as one of the family up to the time of her death. The press connection which she gained in Melbourne she kept up and extended in Sydney, and among other periodicals whose columns have been enriched by her contributions are the Daily Telegraph and the Medical Gazette, while she had a rather extensive clientele among English journals. She possessed a marvellous faculty of assimilating what she read ; it seemed as though she intuitively grasped the meaning of any question to which she turned her attention, and though her reading was of the most diffuse character so far as subjects went, she had no difficulty in proving that there was an entire absence of superficiality in her accomplishments in this direction. She was acquainted with physics and meta physics. If anyone ventured to enter the lists against her on social or scientific subjects, he had to make very sure of his ground before advancing ; but with all her breadth of view and quickness of perception, there was not the faintest trace of masculinity or assertiveness. In the more elegant accomplishments which are supposed to form an indispensable part of a woman's education, Miss Moon was no novice ; her brush has been instrumental in turning out many pretty little pictures, her faculty for sketching was marked, and she has left behind among her friends many souvenirs of little outings and choice bits of scenery met with on these excursions. Those among her friends who had the privilege of being admitted to her confi dence were charmed with her manner and her fund of information.
    Her death was terribly sudden. On Saturday afternoon, 21st April, shortly before 3 o'clook, she was apparently in her usual health, and retired to her room to read, when she fell back and died. An autopsy to ascertain the cause of death was performed by Dr. Rennie, the Government Pathologist, and it was found to have resulted from extensive disease of the heart. Those who saw her in her last moments say that it just appeared as though the heart had stopped beating, and the she had passed out without an instant of pain.
    One of Miss Moon's favorite walks during her life was to South Head, and it was in the cemetery at that place that her body was laid, the funeral being attended by many personal friends. The Rev. G. E. C. Stiles, of Watson's Bay, conducted the service at the grave, which is situated on a slope overlooking the ocean, and the location was chosen by herself. The coffin was covered with bouquets sent by friends, among them Mr. and Mrs. Merewether, Miss Macdonald, Miss Dickenson, Dr. and Mrs. Ellis, Miss Dick, Dr. and Mrs. Thring, Mrs. and Miss Leary, Miss Kemmis, the directors of the Daily Telegraph Newspaper Company, Professor and Mrs. Threlfall, Miss Darchy, Mrs. Chipman, Miss Rose Scott, Miss May Manning, Mrs. Louis Haigh, Mr. and Mrs. Fesq, Mr. and Mrs. Hanbury Davies, Mr. Stannard, Mrs. Josephson, Mrs. and Miss Stafford, Mrs. John Leary, Miss May Curtis, Mr. J. M'Garvie Smith, Mr. Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Butterworth, Mr. H. Selkirk, Mr. Reginald J. Black, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Creed.49
  • 16 May 1894, The sudden death is recorded In the Sydney papers of Miss Alice Caroline Moon, a lady who was formerly extensively known in Melbourne as partner of Miss Elphinstone Dick, whose athletic classes for young ladies were largely attended. In Sydney Miss Moon was well known and esteemed as a journalist, and her sudden death from heart disease has excited much sympathetic interest.50
  • 19 May 1894, The enterprise of the Melbourne Conservative organ is something appalling. In the matter of country news it is occasionally not more than 24 hours behind The Age. The latest startling feat of this journal was the announcement on 16th May of the death in Sydney of Miss Alice Caroline Moon. This lady, at one time well known in Melbourne as the proprietor of the Central Restaurant, and afterwards as a stock and share broker, died in Sydney on 26th April. A notice of her death appeared in The Age of 30th April. A short biography of Miss Moon also appeared in The Leader of 5th May.
    After this specimen of tip to date journalism, the Conservative organ will perhaps some morning astonish its readers with the news that Queen Ann is dead.51

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    - left all estate and interest in property known as Viney's Hotel Falmouth Tasmania to Mary Rose Merewether of Sydney, and any sum due to me by Mary Rose of Walter Lockyer Merewether
    - £1000 or same amount in shares/stocks held by me to Florence Agnes, wife of Erskine James Rainey Parker of Tasmania Squatter (in codocil changed to all shares held by me in Tasmania Silver Mining Co
    - Residue to Josephine Julia Anna McCormick of "The Steyne" Abbotsford Spinster
    - Appointed George Peter Mills of Melbourne and Robert Alex Vaughan Rae of Melbourne Merchant as Executors - they renounced probate
    - In Codicil 15 Nov 1892 revoked above, gave to Josephine Julia McCormick her reversionary interest in marriage settlement of late sister Grace Ethel Hall
    - to Mary Rose Merewether her personal effects at "Lurlie", incl clothing, jewellery, books, pictures, papers and my boat "the Lark"
    The Probate was valued at £45 (16 June 1894).
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Last Edited4 Jan 2019

Arthur Vincent Kirkwood

M, #1373, b. 20 Apr 1870, d. 20 Apr 1939
Father*Alexander Kirkwood b. 1822, d. 20 Jul 1902
Mother*Emma Bleckly b. 1839, d. 7 Oct 1887
Birth*20 Apr 1870 South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #B8639.1 
Birth-Notice*21 May 1870KIRKWOOD.-On the 20th ult, at Emerald-hill, Mrs. Alex Kirkwood of a son.2 
Marriage*1895 Spouse: Catherine 'Laura' Maher. VIC, Australia, #M1078 [Laura married as Catherine MAHER].3
 
Land-UBeac*5 Oct 1903 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Amelia Maria Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 38a 3r 9p.4 
Land-UBeac*13 Jan 1904 PAK-129 (part). Transfer from Richard Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 13a 3r 38p.5 
Residence*bt 1914 - 1922 "The Steyne", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, mentioned as playing croquet in 1922. 
Land-UBeac*25 Jan 1921 GEM-D-3 (part), 24 St Georges Road. Transfer from Samuel Linton to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. 2a 2r (block along St Georges Road.)6 
Land-UBeac*7 Feb 1924 PAK-123.125. Transfer from Arthur Vincent Kirkwood to Katie Hudson. 38a 3r 9p.7 
Land-UBeac7 Feb 1924 PAK-129 (part). Transfer from Arthur Vincent Kirkwood to Katie Hudson. 13a 3r 38p.8 
Land-Notebt 1932 - 1940 GEM-D-3 (pt) 'Akaroa', St Georges Road: George Henry Marsh Ada Mary Marsh were probably renting this property. Pays rates from 1932/3 to 1939/40.9 
Death*20 Apr 1939 Mont Park, VIC, Australia, #D3503 (Age 66) [par Alex KIRKWOOD & Emma BLECKLEY].10 
Death-Notice*22 Apr 1939KIRKWOOD.—On the 20th April Arthur Vincent Kirkwood, beloved husband of Laura Kirkwood, Inkerman road Caulfield (Private Interment 21st April.)11 
Inquest1939Inquest held 1939/516. Cause of Death: Arteria renal sclerosis.12 
Land-Note*9 Apr 1940 GEM-D-3 (part), 24 St Georges Road: Arthur Vincent Kirkwood died on 20 Apr 1939. Probate of his will has been granted to Catherine 'Laura' Kirkwood of 15 Empress Road East St Kilda Widow.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1905 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Catherine 'Laura' Kirkwood.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27
1931580 Inkerman Road, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engineer. With Catherine 'Laura' Kirkwood.28

Grave

  • IND A 0843, Boroondarra Cemetery, Kew, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Emma, beloved wife of Alexander KIRKWOOD, d at Hawthorn Friday 7 Oct 1887, aged 48 years, also Arthur V. KIRKWOOD beloved husband of Laura KIRKWOOD, d 20 Apr 1939, aged 67 years,
    In memory of Alexander KIRKWOOD, b at Campbelton Argyllshire Scotland 2 Aug 1822, d at Brighton Victoria 20 Jul 1902. (text)29,30

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Aug 1863, KIRKWOOD-BLECKLY.-On the 15th inst., at Collins street Baptist Church, by the Rev. James Taylor, Alexander Kirkwood, to Emma, second daughter of G. W. Bleckly, late of Southampton.31
  • 14 Mar 1914, BUSH FIRES. THE BEACONSFIELD HILLS. WOMEN FIRE-FIGHTERS.
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD, Thursday.—Two alarming fires occurred in the last two days. A fire burning in the gully near the township, on Wednesday, fanned by the northerly wind, broke away and threatened to cause serious damage. The fire swept up the hill, along the side of Mr. Kirkwood's orchard. It jumped the chain-wide lane dividing the properties, and tore up the rise. With difficulty it was checked before it reached the cottage on the crown of the hill.
    While the fire-fighters were busy at Fassifern another outbreak occurred two miles further east. This fire began in some dense forest country lying between the properties of Mr W G L Spowers, Mrs Anderson and Mr John Knox. The northerly wind took the fire along the range at a great pace. There were fears that it might run down into the Tumuc Valley, towards Pakenham, where there is one of the largest and most prosperous apple orchards in the State. However, with the setting sun the breeze dropned and, though the fire burned fiercely in the dry timber and undergrowth, it did not spread.
    During the onrush of the flames on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Mr and Mrs Austin, acting as caretakers for Mr J. Knox, who with his wife and family are in Tasmania, were deeply concerned for the safety of the homestead. On Thursday, while Mr Austin was down in the gully trying to turn back the flames the homestead was again threathened. The fire took a hedge of blackberry briars in its stride, and tore through the orchard as though nothing would stop it. Mr Austin checked it at one corner of the orchard with buckets of water, but it broke through at another point. Mrs Austin, single-handed, was fighting hard but seemed powerless. Just at this stage, however, Miss Christy, a lady gardener, who had arrived to do some pruning work came on the scene. By this time the fire was within 20ft of the house. It had already caught an outbuilding, over which were some dry honeysuckle and other creepers; but the two women got the hose to work, and the water beat the fire. Then other help arrived and, as if a reward for the plucky women who had done their work so well, the wind changed and the fire turning away up the gully, the homestead was saved.32
  • 17 Mar 1914, BEACONSFIELD HILLS FIRE. In the account published on Saturday of the bush fires on the Beaconsfield Hills it was stated that the fire swept up the hill along the side of Mr. A. V. Kirkwood's orchard. Mr. Kirkwood states that the nearest the fire was to his orchard was 517ft. and it was 650ft. from his residence. Mr. Kirkwood has no bush within 300ft. at the nearest to the house or outbuildings, and regards himself as perfectly safe from fire.33
  • 12 Sep 1916, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-The ladies of the Red Cross Society held a garden fete at The Steyne, Beaconsfield Upper, on Thursday, at the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Kirkwood. The net result was over £50.34
  • 9 Apr 1924, BEACONSFIELD UPPER.-At Cormore tea rooms Mr A V Kirkwood was at home to his friends in Beaconsfield at a smoke night and a very pleasant evening with snooker and supper was spent.35

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D3503 age 66 [par Alex KIRKWOOD & Emma BLECKLEY]."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 21 May 1870, p4.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1078."
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-433 & C/T 1435-848 - Amelia Maria Noble to Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of "Karlvera" Church Street Brighton Marine Engineer - C/T 2955-857.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of Upper Beaconsfield Fruit Grower.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3915-899 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood of "The Steyne" Beaconsfield Orchardist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2955-857 - Katie Hudson of "The Steyne" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2329-714 - Katie Hudson of "The Steyne" Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
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  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3915-899 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood died on 20 Apr 1939. Probate of his will has been granted to Laura Kirkwood of 15 Empress Road East St Kilda Widow.
  14. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
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  27. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  28. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
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    IND A0843 buried with his parents Alexander & Emma.
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  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Apr 1924, p11.
Last Edited10 Jan 2018

Catherine 'Laura' Maher

F, #1374, b. 1872, d. 29 Jul 1953
Married NameKirkwood. 
Birth*1872 Ballarat, VIC, Australia.1 
Marriage*1895 Spouse: Arthur Vincent Kirkwood. VIC, Australia, #M1078 [Laura married as Catherine MAHER].1
 
Land-Notebt 1932 - 1940 GEM-D-3 (pt) 'Akaroa', St Georges Road: George Henry Marsh Ada Mary Marsh were probably renting this property. Pays rates from 1932/3 to 1939/40.2 
Widow20 Apr 1939Catherine 'Laura' Maher became a widow upon the death of her husband Arthur Vincent Kirkwood.3 
Land-Note*9 Apr 1940 GEM-D-3 (part), 24 St Georges Road: Arthur Vincent Kirkwood died on 20 Apr 1939. Probate of his will has been granted to Catherine 'Laura' Kirkwood of 15 Empress Road East St Kilda Widow.4 
Land-UBeac*11 Feb 1944 GEM-D-3 (part), 24 St Georges Road. Transfer from Catherine 'Laura' Maher to Ena Isla Ellen Dean. 2a 2r.5 
Death*29 Jul 1953 'Alvena' Private Hospital, Chapel Street, St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D8574 (age 81) [par Alex McDOUGALL & Catherine MAHER].3,6 
Death-Notice*31 Jul 1953KIRKWOOD.—On July 29, at East St Kilda, Laura, beloved wife of the late Arthur Kirkwood. Private interment.7 
Probate (Will)* Laura Kirkwood. Widow. Garden Vale. 29 Jul 1953. 468/053.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1905 - 1924Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Vincent Kirkwood.9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22
1931580 Inkerman Road, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Arthur Vincent Kirkwood.23
1937584 Inkerman Road, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.24
194233 Melby Avenue, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.25
19493 Elster Avenue, Caulfield West, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 Oct 1916, UPPER BEACONSFIELD. Under the auspices of the Women's National League, a meeting was held in the hall on Saturday night, to encourage and all-round vote of "Yes" be soundly returned on Saturday night. There was a great rally of the residents in fact the hall was filled to overflowing. Mrs A. V. Kirkwood, president of the league opened the proceedings, and at her desire, Mr W. J. Harvey Smith, J.P., occupied the chair. Mr Smith very briefly stated the very important object in view in calling the meeting which was to secure an all round support for the referendum, and he very earnestly appealed to all for personal and national credit to vote "yes." Mr Keast, M.L.A., was the principal speaker, and his appeal went home to the audience. So clearly did the audience show their decision to vote "yes" that on a show of hands all were united on voting in support of the Government. Mr Cloes, president of the shire, then after made a few remarks, urging all present to vote "yes" and to use their influence all round to the same effect. Sergeant E. Gardner, an "Anzac Hero," spoke of his experience in the trenches, and urged for yes in order that the boys should get a spell. It may be remarked that the only dissenting voices in the meeting were those of a man named Clements, who has a block here, and is now under orders to go into camp, and that of a sister a Mrs Clements, from Berwick, whom we are informed is the wife of Sergeant Clements, enlisting seargeant, whose head quarters are the town hall, Melbourne. The two of them were ejected at the outset of the proceedings for their unsatisfactory remarks by Constable Lombard. The usual vote of thanks to the speakers brought the meeting to a close.27
  • 14 Sep 1917, The garden fete in aid of the Red Cross and War Relief Fund, which was held in Mr Kirkwood's spacious garden on the 5th, was a pronounced success. For some time the ladies of the district and their friends have been working very hard, and the result of their labors could be seen when one visited the various stalls, which were stocked with all sorts of useful and ornamental articles. All the afternoon a good business was done. In some instances the stalls were sold clean out, which was an evidence of the fair stallholders' persuasive power. It would take up too much space to mention all those who worked to make the affair such a success, so I will content myself by saying that all interested in the fete did their utmost. It is expected that when all the money comes in over £80 will have been raised for the fund.28
  • 9 Nov 1917, Berwick Shire Council. CORRESPONDENCE. From Laura Kirkwood, Beaconsfield Upper, enclosing balance sheet of recent garden fete. - The receipts totalled £89 11s 6d and the expenditure £3 8s 6d.-Received.29
  • 15 Feb 1918, Berwick Shire Council. CORRESPONDENCE. From Laura Kirkwood, Beaconsfield Upper, seeking permission to hold a concert for patriotic funds.-Permission granted.30
  • 27 Jun 1918, Berwick Shire Council. Correspondence. From Laura Kirkwood, Beaconsfield, applying for permission to hold a Red Cross benefit. —Permission granted.31
  • 5 Jul 1923, Dance at Upper Beaconsfield.
    At the invitation of Lt.-Col. and Mrs. G. H. Knox, a number of their friends from Upper Beaconsfield and the surrounding districts, and also Melbourne were present at the delightful dance held in the Assem bly Hall, Upper Beaconsfield, on Friday evening, June 22. The guest of the even ing was Miss K. Bird, cousin of the hostess, who is on a visit from England, and the dance was given in honor of her twenty-first birthday. The supper room of the hall was converted into a cosy lounge, with easy chairs, carpets, and a glowing fire. Bridge tables were provided for non-dancers. On a large table in the supper-room was arranged a buffet supper.
    The hall was gaily decked with cerise and violet streamers festooned from a centrepiece arranged with hoops of paper flowers of the same color and greenery. Tall oriental lamps and festoons of green ery, with cerise flowers, made a very effective screen round the dias, on which the musicians were seated. Mr. K. R. Pinkerton (of Berwick) was responsible for the artistic decorations of the hall. At 10 p.m. the guests retired to Salisbury House, opposite the hall, to partake of a sit-down supper.
    After midnight a large birthday cake, with twenty-one candles burning brightly on it, was carried into the hall, and cut by Miss Bird. The hostess (Mrs. G. H. Knox) wore a gracefully draped frock of apricot changeable taffeta, caught at the side with monkey fur: she carried an Early Victorian posy of autumn tints. Miss K. Bird was dressed in dainty mauve taffeta, with panels of Valenciennes lace, and a deep collar of georgette edged with similar lace.
    Among the guests present were.—Messrs. R. Knox (Melbourne), Dare (Melbourne), Lester, Beauchamp, Capt. Tate, Messrs. J. F. Sturken, Bunt, Day, K. R. Pinkerton, J. Swords, R. Glover, Berglund, Carsewell, Lorimer, Brown, McBride, E. Blain, Seely, Harvey Smith, Cant, Reed, Lester.
    Miss Margaret Clarke (Melbourne), flame-colored crepe de chine, with tulle pointed overskirt. Mrs. E. W. Harris, blue marocain, with flowing ninon sleeves, blue wreath. Miss Margaret Crossley, mauve crepe de chine, satin waist-line caught with cabachon of violets. Mrs. Beecham (Scoresby), blue shot taffeta, draped skirt, caught at sicie with handsome cabachon of feathers. Mrs. Lister (Scoresby), black crepe de chine, with jet trimmings. Mrs. R. P. Frances, black tulle, beaded with jet and iridescent beads, beads over crepe de chine. Mrs. John Sturken, brocaded crepe de chine, white waist-line finisher with pearl girdle, long ninon sleeves. Mrs Harvey Smith, black taffeta inlet with lace, finished at waist with gold and jet girdle. Mrs. Bunt, black charineuse, with silver trimmings.
    Mrs. James Wilson, black crepe de chene with steel trimmings. Mrs. P. C. Anderson, blue shot taffeta, with pink flowers at waist and in hair. Miss Campbell, black crepe de chine with black lace. Miss Towl (Melbourne), apricot charmeuse pointed skirt, finished at waist with same color. Miss Cunningham, powder blue georgette Miss Walker, slate grey silk, black tulle sash, deep collar Maltese lace. Miss Peterson, eau-de-nil cachemire de sole. Miss Shorthouse, shot taffeta, pink finished with flowers at waist. Miss King, shot pink, with tulle trimmings. Mrs Cyril Davey, pretty white georgette, with pointed skirt over crepe de chine.
    Miss Ashley, black cachemire de sole panels of radium lace, finished at waist with fuchsia flower trimmings. Miss D. Ashley, stamped mauve velvet, trimmings of silver and silver girdle. Miss Barker mauve taffeta silk, with pretty pointed skirt over trimmed underskirt. Miss R Gamble, fuchsia colored cachemire de sole. Miss Bunt, flame colored crepe de chine.
    Miss M. Bunt, turquoise blue crepe de chine. Miss Dayey, royal blue figured georgette, with side panel of steel color. Miss M. Davey, jade green georgette.
    Miss McLean, black cachery re de sole, kingfisher blue let in at side. Miss N. McLean, mole cachemire de sole, sleeves of gold georgette, skirt caught with blue and gold cabachon. Miss Stenhouse, pale blue crepe de chine, with bead trimmings. Mrs. Gamble, black crepe de chine. Mrs. Jack Ashley, black and gold figured georgette. Mrs. F. Griffin, black charmeuse, with radium lace trimmings. Mrs. Love, green and gold brocaded georgette. Mrs Hurditch, pink ninon, with pale blue fin ishings. Mrs. Kirkwood, black velvet draped frock caught at sides with jet or naments. Mrs. McBride, black crepe de chine, with jet girdle. Mrs. Fung, black crepe de chine. Miss Lockey, royal blue figured georgette.32
  • 30 May 1927, TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS. Sir,-Though religious services are still 11th on the list, I hope that they will not be dropped from the programmes. As I have lived in the country, I realise what it means to those far back or near to the city to hear fine services broadcast. May I mention Billy Bunny's Sunday night talks to the children? I think they must appeal to old and young alike. Near as we are to the churches we always like to hear religions services broadcast.—Yours, &c., LAURA KIRKWOOD. Caulfield. May 27.33
  • 16 Dec 1940, SHEPHARD - On December 14 at Park street, Brighton, Isabel, beloved friend of Laura Kirkwood.34

Citations

  1. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "#M1078."
  2. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3915-899 - Arthur Vincent Kirkwood died on 20 Apr 1939. Probate of his will has been granted to Laura Kirkwood of 15 Empress Road East St Kilda Widow.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3915-899 - Ena Isla Ellen Dean of Upper Beaconsfield Married Woman.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, LynneCooper72.
  7. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 31 Jul 1953, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206446244
  8. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 603; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 14.
  9. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  10. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  11. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  12. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  13. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  14. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  15. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  16. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  17. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  18. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  19. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  20. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  21. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  22. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  23. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  24. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  25. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  26. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  27. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "26 Oct 1916, p2."
  28. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "14 Sep 1917, p2."
  29. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "9 Nov 1917, p3."
  30. [S82] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News (Pakenham East, Vic. : 1917 - 1918)
    "15 Feb 1918, p3."
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    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88816166."
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Last Edited7 Jun 2018

Henry Plant Singleton

M, #1377, b. 1821, d. 7 Jul 1909
Birth*1821 Dublin, Ireland.1 
Marriage*1 Mar 1851 Spouse: Maria Elizabeth Clarke. Rathdown, Dublin, Ireland, Mar Q [Rathdown] 9 565.2,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelDec 1854 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Lincluden Castle sailing from Liverpool as Cabin Passengers.4
 
Widower9 Jul 1883Henry Plant Singleton became a widower upon the death of his wife Maria Elizabeth Clarke.2 
Marriage*26 Apr 1887 Spouse: Henrietta Ghinn. St. Matthew's Church, Prahran, VIC, Australia, #M2040.5,1
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Apr 1887SINGLETON—GHINN.—On the 26th inst., at St. Matthew's Church, Prahran, by the Rev. Canon Chase, assisted by the Rev. H. A. Langley, Henry Plant Singleton, of Malvern, to Etta, second daughter of Henry Ghinn, of Burnett-street, St. Kilda.6 
Residence*bt 1900 - 1909 Lived in a house named "Killara", which was situated on lot 8 l/p 1265. 
Death*7 Jul 1909 "Killara", St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #D7406 (Age 88) [par William SINGLETON & Mary LEWIS].7 
Death-Notice*8 Jul 1909SINGLETON. —On the 7th July, at Killara, Upper Beaconsfield (suddenly), Henry Plant Singleton, only surviving brother of the late Rev. William Singleton and the late Dr. Singleton, of East Melbourne, aged 88 years.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1903 - 1908Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: independent means. With Henrietta Singleton.9,10,11

Grave

  • Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, VIC, Australia, In loving memory of Henry Plant SINGLETON
    brother of the late Dr Singleton who fell asleep 7 Jul 1909 age 88 yrs
    There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God
    John Wesley SINGLETON beloved husband of the late Marion Agnes
    also beloved father of Henry, Charles and Herbert born 23 Jun 1838 died 16 Apr 1924
    also of R.H.SINGLETON youngest son of Dr John Singleton died 31 Aug 1927
    With Christ which is far better12

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Jan 1892, GHINN. - On the 23rd ist., at the residence of his son-in-law, E. J. Thomas, Risca, Elsternwick, Henry Ghinn, of Ballandry Station, N.S.W., formerly Colonial Architect of Victoria, dearly-loved father of Mrs. Henry Plant Singleton and Mrs Malcolm A. Campbell.13
  • 27 Sep 1902, COUNTRY HOME beautifully situated, one lady would be received as paying Guest. "Killara," Upper Beaconsfield.14
  • 28 Nov 1903, FURNISHED, "Killara," 5 rooms, bathroom, large tanks, vegetables, high situation, lovely views; 25/. H. Singleton, Upper Beaconsfield.15
  • 25 Jan 1904, A. —Upper Beaconsfield.—Picturesquely situated PROPERTY, magnificent views sea and mountain, comfortable house, 5 rooms, with all accessories, 32½ acres good land, good roads. Singleton, 317 Collins st.16
  • 10 May 1904, NO. 34,723.—TRANSFER OF LAND ACT, 1890.— HENRY PLANT SINGLETON, of "Killara," Upper Beaconsfield, in the County of Mornington, gentleman, and WILLIAM JONES SINGLETON, of "Wakool," Cheltenham, in the County of Bourke, gentleman, have applied to bring the land described at the foot hereof under the above Act; and the Commissioner of Titles has directed notice of the application to be advertised in "The Herald" newspaper, and has appointed fourteen days from such advertisment, after which time the land may be brought under the operation of the Act unless a caveat shall be lodged forbidding the same.
    Dated 6th day of May, 1901.
    LAND REFERRED TO.
    Part of Crown portion 21, at Sandringham Parish of Moorabbin, County of Bourke, commencing at the intersection of the south side of Bamfield street south and the east side of Beaumont street thence southerly 171 feet 3 inches along Beaumont street thence easterly 44 feet 4 inches along Crown portion 22, thence northerly 171 feet 8 inches and thence west 47 feet 6 inches along Bamfield street south to the point of commencement. Granting this application will affect land comprised in Certificate of Tltle Vol. 2095 Fol. 418878 now in the name of Alice Elizabeth
    Davenport or cause a Certificate of Title to issue inconsistent with such certificate to the extent shown by a plan now open for inspection at the Office of Titles and bearing the number of this application. Thos Byrne. Registrar of Titles.17
  • 21 Mar 1908, UPPER BEACONSFIELD.—For a few weeks, furnished, 5 rooms, splendid views, elevated; 25/ weekly; convenient. Singleton.18
  • 8 Jul 1909, BEACONSFIELD UPPER - The death of Mr Henry Plant Singleton took place on Wednesday morning at his residence, "Kilarra," Beaconsfield Upper. He was a brother of Dr Singleton of East Melbourne and of the Rev William Singleton, and uncle of the Misses Singleton, of Ormiston College. He was 88 years of age.19
  • 12 Jul 1909, DEATHS OF OLD CITIZENS. The funeral look place on Saturday of Mr Henry Plant Singleton, a well known old colonist who commenced his Australian career in 1854, arriving in the ship Lincluden Castle. He was in his 89th year, and retained an unusual measure of bodily and mental vigor to the last. Mr Singleton who was the youngest of a family of ten, was a brother of the late well-known philanthropist, Dr John Singleton and of the late Rev William Singleton, the latter of whom arrived in Australia in 1848. On reaching here, Mr H P Singleton entered upon some private enterprises, taking and executing several large contracts, but having been in the Bank of Ireland he was offered an appointment in the Union Bank, which he accepted and held for many years. Ultimately he decided to enter into business on his own account. Mr Singleton took a deep interest in the affairs of St Matthew's Church, Prahran, and in the Asylum for the Blind, of both of which institutions he was treasurer during a long period. He was much esteemed by a large circle for his integrity and for his perennial cheerfulness of disposition. Of late years he had lived in retirement at Upper Beaconsfield.20
  • 15 Jul 1909, The death occurred on 7th instant at Beaconsfield of Mr Henry Plant Singleton at the age of 88 years. The deceased gentleman was the only surviving brother of the late Rev. Wm. Singleton, first incumbent of Christ Church, Kilmore, who reared a large and respectable family here, and many of whom attained high positions. It will be remembered that, a few years back, I think four sons of the late Rev. Wm. Singleton paid a visit to Kilmore, where they were warmly welcomed by many old friends.21
  • 17 Jul 1909, A very well known resident of Prahran, and a widely esteemed colonist in the person of Mr. Henry Plant Singleton, has joined the great majority. Mr. Singleton, who was in his 85th year, arrived in Australia in 1854, and was always exceptionally active, physically and mentally. Deceased was a brother of the late Dr. John Singleton, the philanthropist, and of the late. Rev. Wm. Singleton. The deceased entered the service of the Union Bank here, but, after long service, went into private business interests. He always took an interest in the affairs of St. Matthew's Church, Prahran, and in many charitable institutions. His charming manner won him a wide circle of friends.22

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "spouse Henry SINGLETON."
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898 [database on-line].
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947].
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Oct 1927, p17.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Apr 1887, p1.
  7. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jul 1909 p1.
  9. [S103] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903.
  10. [S105] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1905.
  11. [S108] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1908.
  12. [S45] Index of monumental inscriptions in the Melbourne General Cemetery,.
  13. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Jan 1892, p1.
  14. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 27 Sep 1902, p16.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 28 Nov 1903, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10584868
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 25 Jan 1904, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10594406
  17. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 10 May 1904, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241916058
  18. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 21 Mar 1908, p13 (also advertised on 26 Mar 1908)
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10666186
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jul 1909, p8.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jul 1909, p8.
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thu 15 Jul 1909, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58274581
  22. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), Sat 17 Jul 1909, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144514035
Last Edited30 Jun 2018

Percy Sharples Cowper

M, #1378, b. 17 Aug 1874, d. 10 Mar 1954
Father*William Cowper
Mother*Mary Smith
Probate (Will)* Percy S Cowper. Retired. Ringwood. 10 Mar 1954. 473/394.1 
Anecdote*Percy was an inventor of gadgets. If you turned on the outside tap, the pressure of water would push the clothesline up.
He had an extensive berryfruit garden, which was a constant joy to his nieces.2 
Birth*17 Aug 1874 Boroondara, VIC, Australia, #B16385.3,4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel22 Nov 1908 To New York, USA. Ship leaving Queenstown, Ireland - arriving New York 22 Nov 1908.
 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJun 1924 To Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ship Arlanza from Buonos Ayres arriving Southampton 6 May 1924
Moreton Bay
Age 49 - clerk, travelling to Sydney. Last permanent residence Chile.5 
Marriage*12 Jun 1926 Spouse: Ottilie Emilie Voullaire. VIC, Australia.6
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jun 1926COWPER-VOULLAIRE- On 12th June, by Rev I R Bradbury, of Ringwood, Percy Cowper, Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, to Ottilie Emilie, eldest daughter ot R M Voullaire, Zeist, Merbein.7 
Land-UBeac*19 Jun 1926 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Edward Allott Hardy to Percy Sharples Cowper. 116a 1r 31p.8,9 
Land-Note*19 Jun 1926 GEM-E-3D: Mortgagee: Evan Thomas Cowper. Discharged 22 Jun 1936. Mortgagor was Percy Sharples Cowper.10 
Occupation*bt 1928 - 1947 Postmaster of Emerald until his retirement.11 
Land-UBeac*23 Dec 1946 GEM-E-3D. Transfer from Percy Sharples Cowper to Agnes Alice Gibbs. 116a 1r 31p.12,13 
Death*10 Mar 1954 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D2650 (Age 79) [par William COWPER & Mary SMITH].14 
Death-Notice*11 Mar 1954COWPER, Percy Sharples.—On March 10 (suddenly), loved husband of Ottilie (Voullaire) Cowper, and loved father of David, in his 80th year, late postmaster of Emerald.
COWPER. - The Funeral of the late Mr. PERCY SHARPLES COWPER, of 16 Kendall street, Ringwood, and formerly of Emerald, will leave the R. McKenzie Memorial Chapel. 199 Clarendon street. South Melbourne. THIS DAY (Thursday), after a service commencing at 2 p.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium.15 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1925Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.16
bt 1926 - 1928Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Ottilie Emilie Cowper.17,18,19
bt 1931 - 1942Post Office, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: postmaster. With Ottilie Emilie Cowper.20,21,22,23
bt 1949 - 195416 Kendall Street, Ringwood, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Ottilie Emilie Cowper.24,25

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia26

Newspaper-Articles

  • 22 Aug 1945, “THIS ROAD IS in such a bad state of repair that I will hold council responsible for any accident,” wrote J. Costello, “Norwood,” Beaconsfield Rd. Emerald, in reminding council that he had previously asked that the road into Cowper’s property be made - or repaired.
    “This property can be made good by a good worker—and I am going to make good,” he declared in asking council to either repair the road or place the material for doing same at his disposal. —Referred to the engineer.27

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 687; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 32.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cowper-93 - accessed 23 Feb 2014
    Memories of P S COWPER by Nicolette Atkinson.
  3. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cowper-93 - accessed 23 Feb 2014
    gives birthplace as Hawthorn.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
    Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26723 age 73 [par Rudolf H VOULLAIRE & Jeanne Ettie DERMOUT]."
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1926 p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Percy Sharples Cowper of Emerald Orchardist.
  9. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 rated 1924-25 (dated 17.6.1925) now Cowper N40
    rated 1925/26 N40 - address changed from Emerald to Norwood Upper Beaconsfield.
    The rate books still note the owner as being Davidson, but this is not correct.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Mortgage No 542053 - Discharged 22 Jun 1936.
  11. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cowper-93
    accessed 23 Feb 2014.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2913-452 - Agnes Alice Gibbs of 52 Empress Road Surrey Hills Married Woman.
  13. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1957-60 Agnes Alice Gibbs pays rates for GEM-E-3D (N69); 1961-65 N119.
  14. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 11 Mar 1954, p12.
  16. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  17. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  18. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  19. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  20. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  23. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  24. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  25. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  26. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  27. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 22 Aug 1945, p3."
Last Edited28 Jul 2017

Ottilie Emilie Voullaire

F, #1379, b. 20 Jun 1890, d. 25 Dec 1963
Probate (Will)* Ottilie Emilie Cowper. Widow. Ringwood. 25 Dec 1963. 608/349.1 
Anecdote"I had examples of her intricate embroidery framed many years ago and are displayed in my home. Ottilie made my mother's wedding gown and I have the underlay petticoat, cut on the cross and stitched by hand. I also have some of her pictures (embroidered) of her memories in Batavia"
- see image.2
Married NameCowper. 
Birth*20 Jun 1890 Batavia (now Jakarta), Dutch East Indies. [par Rudolph Marc VOULLAIRE & Jean Etiennette DERMOUT]3,4 
Marriage*12 Jun 1926 Spouse: Percy Sharples Cowper. VIC, Australia.5
 
Marriage-Notice*17 Jun 1926COWPER-VOULLAIRE- On 12th June, by Rev I R Bradbury, of Ringwood, Percy Cowper, Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, to Ottilie Emilie, eldest daughter ot R M Voullaire, Zeist, Merbein.6 
Widow10 Mar 1954Ottilie Emilie Voullaire became a widow upon the death of her husband Percy Sharples Cowper.7 
Death*25 Dec 1963 Box Hill, VIC, Australia, #D26723 (Age 73) [par Rudolf H VOULLAIRE & Jeanne Ettie DERMOUT].7 
Death-Notice*27 Dec 1963COWPER (nee Voullaire).—On December 25, at the Box Hill District Hospital, Ottillie Emilie, loving wife of the late Percy, dearly loved mother of David, loved mother-in-law of Joan, dear granny of Greg, Val and Pauline. At rest.
COWPER (nee Voullaire).—On December 25, Ottillie Emilie of Ringwood, eldest daughter of the late Rudolph and Jeanne Voullaire (Merbein), loving sister of Rudolph, Lydia, John, Ettie, Tony, Henry, Marthe and Nicolette (deceased), sister-in-law of Muriel (deceased), Dora, Arthur, Jean and Arch, aunt of Marc, Geoffrey, Ern, Yvonne, Janice, Jean, Hazel, Lucille, Jennifer, John, Nicolette and Margaret, aged 73 years.
COWPER.—The funeral of the late Mrs. OTTILLIE EMILIE COWPER will leave Padbury's chapel, 89 White Horse Road, Ringwood, THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 9 am, for the Springvale Crematorium.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1926 - 1928Norwood, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Percy Sharples Cowper.9,10,11
bt 1931 - 1942Post Office, Emerald, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: art needlework. With Percy Sharples Cowper.12,13,14,15
bt 1949 - 195416 Kendall Street, Ringwood, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: art needlework. With Percy Sharples Cowper.16,17

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia18

Newspaper-Articles

  • 17 Sep 1919, After several years absence from Mildura Miss Ottilie Voullaire returned to this district last Sunday. She has spent most of the time in Holland and during the war was engaged in nursing.19
  • 4 Apr 1930, Mrs. Cowper At The Exhibition:
    THE needlework section of the Australian Exhibition has been judged - and today the judge, Mrs. Ottilie Voullaire Cowper will return to Melbourne.
    She has been greatly impressed with some sections of the work, more especially the tapestry which, she thinks, is magnificent.
    THREE YEARS COURSE IN HOLLAND: Mrs. Cowper is a woman of vast needlework experience. She is a teacher of art needlework, and is a graduate of the Industrial College, Utrecht, Holland. She was born in Java, of Dutch parents, who are both, however, of French descent. She came to Australia as a tiny girl, with her parents, who settled in Mildura. In 1911 she went to Holland and stayed there for eight years. The war broke out before she completed her art needlework training, and so she was prevented from returning to Australia until 1919. The course through which Mrs. Cowper passed at the Utrecht Industrial College was comprehensive, and to any true lover of the work the first year would have been tedious. In it, were mastered all the various stitches used in plain sewing, darning, knitting, patching, and cutting out by measurement.
    ANCIENT AND MODERN ART: The second and third years were occupied in solving the intricacies of fancy needlework of all kinds, knitting and crochet, drawing and designing, and studying the entire history of needlework, which even necessitated an excursion into the artistic development of the different countries, going back to ancient Egyptian times. Nor was this all. Architecture was even brought into the horizon of study. So was heraldry. This was, firstly, so that the designs used in ecclesiastical embroidery, would be traced in keeping with its surroundings.
    Mrs. Cowper brought with her samples of her own handiwork - which is wonderful and showing extreme versatility, and comprises a large range of Oriental works. She has samples of Spanish, Dutch, Armenian, Turkish, Arabian, Chinese, and Norwegian embroideries in gorgeous colour schemes. Her French whitework, such as Richelieu and Hedebo is a revelation.20
  • 11 Apr 1936, Judge of Needlework
    MRS. OTTILIE VOULLAIRE COWPER, who spends practically all her time either doing needlework herself or else judging that of others, was in Adelaide recently for the judging of the thousands of entries in the competitive needlework section at the Centennial Empire Exhibition.
    Mrs. Cowper, who lives in Victoria, is a graduate of the Col- lege of Industry at Utrecht, Holland.
    She was born in Batavia, but has spent most of her life in Australia.21
  • 20 Sep 1938, The entries for classes in the section for arts and crafts have increased considerably this year, and they will be judged by Miss Enid Thompson, a former secretary of the Arts and Crafts Society. Mrs. Harvey Smith and Mrs. P. S. Cowper, who are "old hands" at the game, will judge the needlework sections, as they have on many previous occasions. Miss Ruth Evans and Mrs. George Collins will again have the unenviable task of selecting the winners of the cookery contests. Entries for many classes In this section are very large and will involve much "cutting and tasting" by the judges.22

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 3105; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 523.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cowper-93 - accessed 23 Feb 2014
    Memories of Ottilie COWPER by Nicolette Atkinson.
  3. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "siblings born at Mildura from 1893, a brother died South Yarra 1892."
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Voullaire-5 - accessed 23 Feb 2014.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D26723 age 73 [par Rudolf H VOULLAIRE & Jeanne Ettie DERMOUT]."
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jun 1926 p1.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 27 Dec 1963, p12.
  9. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  10. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  11. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  12. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  13. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  14. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  15. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  16. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  17. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  18. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Mildura Cultivator (Vic), 17 Sep 1919, p7.
  20. [S14] Newspaper - The Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide, SA), 4 Apr 1930, p12 (Illustrated).
  21. [S14] Newspaper - Australian Women's Weekly, 11 Apr 1936, p21.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Sep 1938, p20S (extract).
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