Harold Leslie Vassie

M, #4084, b. 4 Apr 1922, d. 23 Mar 1990
Birth*4 Apr 1922 Footscray, VIC, Australia. [par Leslie William VASSIE & Ruby Annie SCOBLE]1,2 
Military*28 Mar 1942Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Air Force - Service Number 52682 - NOK VASSIE, LESLIE - Discharge      27 Feb 1946 Rank Leading Aircraftman - 6 RAAF HOSPITAL.3 
Marriage*1949 Spouse: Gwendolyn Joyce 'Gwen' Clements. VIC, Australia, #M3344.4
 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1951 GEM-D-28 l/p 23490 (Lot 2). Transfer from Alice Maud Mary Morrison, John David Morrison, George Edmund Hales Morrison to Harold Leslie Vassie. 9a 2r 19 1/2p.5 
Village Bell*Jul 1987The article reads: THE EDITOR HAS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM GWEN VASSIE, WHO SAYS SHE COULD WRITE SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THEIR LIFETIME IN THE VILLAGE, BUT THAT IT WOULD TURN INTO A BOOK!
FAREWELL TO ALBERS ROAD AND VILLAGE LIFE:
After enjoying 37 years of village life, we have now retired to the seaside and have brought with us many happy memories of Upper Beaconsfield . We would like to say a big "thankyous" to our dear friends Joan and Roy Harris for hosting the surprise farewell party given in our honour. It was such a happy evening spent with so many of our local friends, thankyou all for your good wishes, friendship and support through the years. The gift of binoculars is a howling success. Great for watching boats and birds!!!
Au Revoir, Harold and Gwen Vassie, 41 Waller Place, Macrae. 3938.6 
Death*23 Mar 1990 VIC, Australia, Age 67.7 
Death-Notice*28 Mar 1990VASSIE, Harold. Passed away 23rd March, 1990. Deepest sympathy to Gwen and family from the members of the Upper Beaconsfield Rural Fire Brigade.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1972Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Gwendolyn Joyce 'Gwen' Vassie.9,10,11,12,13,14
bt 1977 - 1980Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Gwendolyn Joyce 'Gwen' Vassie.15,16

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "birth of sister in 1920 - marriage of parents 1919."
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      VASSIE, HAROLD LESLIE
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      52682
    Date of Birth      4 Apr 1922
    Place of Birth      FOOTSCRAY, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      28 Mar 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      FOOTSCRAY
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      VASSIE, LESLIE
    Date of Discharge      27 Feb 1946
    Rank      Leading Aircraftman
    Posting at Discharge      6 RAAF HOSPITAL
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7707-192 - Harold Leslie Vassie of Upper Beaconsfield Carrier.
  6. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "057-1987, p2."
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains collected.
  8. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "Pakenham Gazette, 28 Mar 1990."
  9. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  10. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  11. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  12. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  13. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  14. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  15. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  16. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Gwendolyn Joyce 'Gwen' Clements

F, #4085, b. 1924, d. 11 Aug 2006
Probate (Will)* Gwendolyn Joyce VASSIE. Retiree. Upper Ferntree Gully. 11 Aug 2006. 1275893.1 
Married NameVassie. 
Birth*1924 
Marriage-Notice*24 May 1947Engagements: CLEMENTS - VASSIE. - Gwendolyn Joyce, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clements, Fire Station, Windsor, to Harold Leslie, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Vassie, 285 Williamstown road, Yarraville.2 
Marriage*1949 Spouse: Harold Leslie Vassie. VIC, Australia, #M3344.3
 
Village Bell*Jul 1987The article reads: THE EDITOR HAS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM GWEN VASSIE, WHO SAYS SHE COULD WRITE SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THEIR LIFETIME IN THE VILLAGE, BUT THAT IT WOULD TURN INTO A BOOK!
FAREWELL TO ALBERS ROAD AND VILLAGE LIFE:
After enjoying 37 years of village life, we have now retired to the seaside and have brought with us many happy memories of Upper Beaconsfield . We would like to say a big "thankyous" to our dear friends Joan and Roy Harris for hosting the surprise farewell party given in our honour. It was such a happy evening spent with so many of our local friends, thankyou all for your good wishes, friendship and support through the years. The gift of binoculars is a howling success. Great for watching boats and birds!!!
Au Revoir, Harold and Gwen Vassie, 41 Waller Place, Macrae. 3938.4 
Widow23 Mar 1990Gwendolyn Joyce 'Gwen' Clements became a widow upon the death of her husband Harold Leslie Vassie.5 
Death*11 Aug 2006 VIC, Australia, Age 82.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1949 - 1972Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Leslie Vassie.6,7,8,9,10,11
bt 1977 - 1980Albers Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Harold Leslie Vassie.12,13

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P36, unit 425.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 May 1947, p11.
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  4. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "057-1987, p2."
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    Remains collected.
  6. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  7. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  8. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  9. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  10. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  11. [S172] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1972.
  12. [S177] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1977.
  13. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Donald James Sutherland

M, #4095, b. 22 Sep 1898, d. 10 Oct 1975
Military*Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 257852.1 
Note Leunig & Farmer Eyecare:
In 1958, Donald Sutherland, an English optometrist from Upper Beaconsfield took over the practice. Sutherland was also a Magistrate at the Richmond Court, and the longest serving magistrate ever in Victoria. A gentleman, Sutherland was tall and solid with white hair and a pencil line moustache. He manufactured a patented lens cleaning solution which offered his patients a superior product to anything else available on the market.2 
Place in Upper Beac* Sutherland Road. 
Birth*22 Sep 1898 Canonbury, London, England.3 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Doris Mary Arkell. VIC, Australia, #M4111.4
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel15 Apr 1931 Sailing with Doris Mary Sutherland to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Largs Bay Southampton
previous address 94 Park Avenue, New Barking Essex
Age 32 - Optometrist.5 
Note*20 Apr 1939 Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950.
(Witness) Land-Note1943 GEM-D-8: Although the Scales' are not entered on the title, it appears that they owned/rented the property at some time. They operated it as Gwenelg guesthouse from Dec 1945. John Glencairn Scales and Edward William Harris were owners before and after.6,7 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel3 Jun 1947 Sailing with Doris Mary Sutherland to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship HMS Orion sailing 1st class from London on 3 Jun 1947. Previous address "Belgan" Tenterden Kent
Age 48 - Optical Practitioner.8 
Land-UBeac6 Jan 1948 GEM-D-7. Transfer from Edward William Harris to Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland. 19a 3r 39p - Caveat lodged 4 Aug 1943.9 
Land-UBeac*6 Jan 1948 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Edward William Harris to Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland. 19a 3r 37p.10 
Land-UBeac*5 Jun 1970 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland to B & R Nominees Pty Ltd. 19a 3r 37p.11 
Death*10 Oct 1975 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D24980 (age 77) [par Donald SUTHERLAND & Margaret WATSON].12 
Death-Notice*14 Oct 1975SUTHERLAND, Donald James, J.P. - On October 10th. Members of Beaconsfield Upper RSL sub-branch and Women's Auxiliary regret the passing of their esteemed Foundation member. "Lest we forget". L. J. WELCH, President. F.G. CONN, Secretary.13 
Probate (Will)* 801/844. Rtd. Upper Beaconsfield. Does not own any real estate at the time of his death.14 
Land-Note*17 Mar 1976 GEM-D-7: Doris Mary Sutherland is now the surviving proprietor.15 
Village Bell*Dec 1990The article reads: SUTHERLAND PARK. Sutherland Park came into being just on ten years ago when land was set aside for Municipal Purposes on the Sutherland Estate after it was subdivided in 1980.
Ash Wednesday, 1983, put Sutherland Park on hold while everybody was busy rebuilding our town and helping neighbours. In 1986, the Upper Beaconsfield Tennis Club was looking around for a new home and Sutherland Park was suggested. At present, six entout cas courts are situated in the Park, with provision for two more courts in the future.
In 1988, a new Committee was formed, along with members of the Tennis Club. Over the past three years "Sutherland Park" has seen the opening of the new club house and tennis courts (which would have to be the best in the district) and the erection of $6,000 worth of playground equipment for the local children.16 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 1901Donald SUTHERLAND, Barking, Essex, EnglandAge 2 (father a civil servant telegraphist)17
2 Apr 1911Donald SUTHERLAND, 94 Park Avenue, Barking, Essex, EnglandAge 12 - school18
1925Tongala, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dispenser.19
bt 1927 - 1928Tongala, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Doris Mary Sutherland.20,21
bt 1931 - 1937Carrier Street, Benalla, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dispenser & optometrist. With Doris Mary Sutherland.22,23,24,25
bt 1949 - 1954Gwenelg, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: optometrist. With Doris Mary Sutherland.26,27
1967Gwenelg, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: optometrist. With Doris Mary Sutherland.28
1968Gwenelg, Stoney Creek Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: optometrist. With Doris Mary Sutherland.29

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia12,30

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 May 1934, BUSH NURSING HOSPITAL PLANS BEING PREPARED.
    Following the decison last week to build a Bush Nursing Hospital at Benalla; Mr D. Sutherland has communicated with the honorary architect requesting him to prepare plans for a building which it was decided should not codt more than £3000. Mr Elliott has notified him that the plans will be shortly ready, and he is making provision for seven beds in the building, and five beds outside.
    Sir James Barrett has also communicated with Mr. Sutherland pointing out that the building will be designed so as to allow for extensions later if desired. It had been found in other centres that extensions always had to be made in a very short time. He felt sure that after the Benalla hospital had been erected that public support would be forthcoming, and it would not be long before extension was necessary. The Benalla hospital will be the 41st Bush Nursing Hospital in the State.31
  • 3 Apr 1936, FINES IMPOSED AT BENALLA COURT.
    AT the Benalla court yesterday before Mesrs R . H. Beers, P.M., D. J. Sutherland and G. H. Wright, J's.P. ...32
  • 19 Jun 1936, Optically when qualification is combined with experience efficiency results. Donald J. Sutherland F.S.M.G., F.I.O.O. The qualified optometrist 88 Carrier Street, Benalla. Tel 260.33
  • 26 Jun 1936, 30 MILES' MOTOR CAR TRIAL TO BREAK JOURNEY AT BENALLA On Sunday Mornring. Three Benalla Cars Competing.
    The thirty cars to compete in the 530 miles' motor car trial this weekend will pass through Benalla on Sunday morning next. The cars will arrive at 5.30 a.m. and will pull in at the Commercial Hotel for breakfast. They will stay for two hours. Mr Jack Day will the the scratch man of the party. The party are scheduled to return to Melbourne at 3.30 and most of the cars will return to Benalla the following morning to compete in the motor events.
    The three Benalla competitors are Messrs Donald Sutherland, Robert Meadows and B. Campbell.34
  • 23 Jul 1936, BENALLA. Cr. T. R. B. Cook, was re-elected president, and Mr. D. Sutherland hon. secretary at a meeting of the committee of the Benalla Bush Nursing Hospital. Other office bearers appointed were: — Messrs. F. Wallis and J. M. McLelland, vice-presidents; Mr. A. Russell, hon. treasurer.35
  • 4 Sep 1936, LIGHT CAR CLUB. MIDNIGHT TRIAL HELD.
    Good Performance by D. J. Sutherland (Benalla).
    UNDER the direction of Mr E. Shugg, the Light Car Club of Australia held a successful midnight reliabilty trial during the week-end. Very few of the main roads were used. There were 22 entrants for the trial, of whom 20 started and 16 finished. Most of the competitors had not had much experience in car trials, and this test was not an easly one. A good deal of fog was encountered by drivers thus making the going difficult. In addition some of the roads were under water, while other parts were wet and slippery. These conditions in a night trial tested the competitors driving skill to the utmost, and caused many to be late at controls. The trial of about 160 miles, was through central Victoria.
    A particularly meritorious performance was that of D. J. Sutherland (Ford). Mr. Sutherland, whose wife war his passenger, arrived in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon from Benalla spent three hours overhauling his engine, started about 12.30 p.m. Sunday in the trial, and after having had breakfast in Melbourne on Sunday, returned immediately afterwards for Benalla. After an examination of cards it was found that Sutherland had lost one minute at the last control due to his car running out of petrol. Had this not occurred he would have won his class prize.36
  • 11 Sep 1936, BENALLA BY-ELECTION. Candidates for C.P. Nomination. BENALLA, Thursday. — A meeting of the district council of the United Country party is to be held at Benalla on Monday afternoon. Delegates will decide whether there will be a pre-selection in connection with the Benalla by-election, caused through thc death of Mr. E. F. Cleary.
    Six members have decided to submit their names to the district council of the party for endorsement. They are Cr. M. P. Cleary (brother of the late Mr. E. F. Cleary), Messrs. M. Ryan. W. T. Tonkin (Thoona), A Harrison (Tatong), H Hill (Greta South), and D. J. Sutherland (Benalla). The U.A.P. so far has made no definite announcement, although it was rumored at Benalla that they would contest the seat.37
  • 13 Nov 1936, To Speak To London from Benalla
    The first telephlone call between Benalla and London will take place to-morrow afternoon when Mr D. E. L. W. Sutherland, brother of Mr D. Sutherland, of Carrier street, will speak to his parents in London. Mr Sutherland, who arrived from England recently, is holidaying with his brother at Benalla and is taking advantage of the special Saturday aftenoon concessions to England. It will cost him £3/3/ for 3 minutes, in stead of the ordinary rate of £5/5/ What a thrill it will be for him to speak to his parents over 12,000 miles.38
  • 13 Feb 1937, BENALLA. Parishioners of Holy Trinity Church elected a vestry comprising Messrs. D. J. Sutherland, B. Elvish, P. Stolz, J. Morris, J. S. Stevenson and G. H. Wright. Mr. O. J. White was appointed rector's warden.39
  • 27 Jul 1937, Record-breaking Car in Collision
    After having traversed hundreds of miles of bush and desert country between Melbourne and Darwin without mishap, the record-breaking car belonging to Mr. D. J. Sutherland, of Benalla, came into collision with a horse-drawn cart at Footscray early last evening. The collision occurred at the corner of Buckley and Albert streets, West Footscray, and the car was slightly damaged, but no one was injured.40
  • 24 Aug 1937, BENALLA. At a meeting of the Benalla bush nursing hospital committee, Cr. T. A'B. Cook was re-elected president, Messrs. M. McLelland and F. W. Wallace, vice-presidents, and Mr. D. J. Sutherland secretary. Mr. W. L. Chidlow was elected treasurer. The matron's report for July showed the daily average to be 8.0.41
  • 13 Sep 1937, 6000 MILES DASH. Six Records Made Between Darwin and Melbourne.
    During a 6000 miles dash from Melbourne to Darwin and back, Mr. D. J. Sutherland, Benalla, and Flight Lieut. J. R. Balmer, of the Royal Australian Air Force, established six motoring records in a 1934 Ford V-8 roadster.
    In their 12 days’ drive they covered some of the worst country, from a motorist’s point of view, in the Commonwealth. Boulders, loose sand, and dust storms troubled them as they sped on through Central Australia. During the latter stages of the journey they became extremely fatigued through lack of sleep.
    After the journey, Mr. Sutherland, said it would be difficult to imagine a more gruelling test for a car. Attempting records both ways meant that they were practically flat out throughout the whole journey, without respite for car or drivers. The robust Ford V-8 stood up to the punishing test wonderfully. At the end of the journey the V-8 engine was running as effortlessly and as sweetly as at the beginning.
    The records established were:—Adelaide to Darwin, 5 days 3 hours 45 minutes; Melbourne to Darwin, 5 days, 20 hours, 53 minutes; Darwin to Melbourne, 4 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes; Darwin to Adelaide, 3 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes; Adelaide to Darwin and back, 11 days, 8 hours 8 minutes; Melbourne to Darwin, and back, 12 days, 18 hours 10 minutes.
    Their success, said Mr. Sutherland, was due to careful organisation, the choice of the right car and their sound physical condition. Several weeks’ physical training preceded the journey.
    This month, Mr. Sutherland expects to leave for England, where he will remain for about 12 months. During his stay there he plans to take part in competitive motor events, including the Monte Carlo rally next year. Should he be a starter in motoring contests overseas, his choice of car will again be a Ford V-8.42
  • 15 Sep 1939, Messrs D. J. Sutherland and Jas. A. Gillman, Qualified and Registered Opticians, rooms Sutherland's Pharmacy, Carrier Street, Benalla, carry a full range of modern ful-vue frames and rimless designs for your selection. Phone 260 for appointment. Daily except Thursday.43
  • 24 Jul 1942, The Benalla Bush Nursing hospital was founded on 25th September, 1935, mainly by the energy and optimism of Mr D. J. Sutherland, then practising as an optician in Benalla, but now in England.44
  • 28 Nov 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutherland, who were well and favourably known in Benalla in pre-war days when they conducted their chemist and optical business in Carrier Street, in the premises now occupied by Messrs. Gillman & Baldwin, are spending a few days in Benalla as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gillman. Having recently returned from England, where they spent the war years, Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland have taken to farming in a small way and are awaiting to take over a property close to Melbourne.45
  • 24 Mar 1948, AN INVITATION. FORMERLY an Optical Practitioner in Benalla, and until recently in England, MR. DONALD J. SUTHERLAND has purchased a property at Upper Beaconsfield. Mr. Sutherland, who is a Fellow of the Spectacle Makers’ Cos., and a Freeman of the City of London, will be pleased to see residents of the district requiring optical attention, at his home by appointment. The address is “Gwenelg,” Upper Beaconsfield, and the telephone number Beaconsfield Upper 12.46
  • 29 Jun 1949, EARLY CANDIDATE IN THE FIELD FOR BERWICK COUNCIL VACANCY.
    AT the request of a number of ratepayers in the Upper Beaconsfield area, Mr. D. J. Sutherland, of “Gwenelg,” Upper Beaconsfield, has agreed to become a candidate for the extraordinary vacancy in the Berwick Riding, caused by the resignation of Cr. John Richardson.
    Mr. Sutherland, who first came to the district 18 months ago, is a Justice of the Peace, and served in Palestine and France with the London Scottish in the first World War.
    He first came to Australia in 1924, and practised, as an optician at Tongala and Benalla. At both places, he was honorary secretary of the local Bush Nursing Hospital.
    While he was re-visiting England, the war broke out and he remained over there, and was attached to the training branch of the R.A.F. during hostilities. When he returned to Australia in 1947, he was in his ninth year as a member of a Borough Council in Kent, so can claim to have had quite a bit of municipal experience.
    As a retired professional man, he has the time to give to the job, should the ratepayers return him.
    Nominations for the vacancy close on July 8th., and the election, if necessary, will be held on July 23rd.47
  • 6 Jul 1949, Shire Of Berwick. EXTRAORDINARY ELECTION TO ALL ELECTORS BEACONSFIELD RIDING. ON SATURDAY, JULY 23rd. VOTE THUS—
    1J Sutherland, D. J
    Who, if privileged to act as YOUR representative, will advance or support all proposals which—ARE in accordance with recognised principles of Sound Finance; ARE beneficial to a majority of the Ratepayers. ANTICIPATE the big increase in population through Immigration and the Electrification of the railways either side of the Riding; Provide for the health and well-being of the rising generation; FURTHER the progress of the Berwick Shire, and the Beaconsfield Riding in particular.
    D. J. SUTHERLAND, J.P.48
  • 13 Jul 1949, Two Candidates For Beaconsfield Election.
    TWO candidates have been nominated for the Beaconsfield By-Election—Mr. Claud Harris, and Mr. Donald J. Sutherland.
    Both are residents of Upper Beaconsfield.
    Polling will take place on July23rd.49
  • 13 Jul 1949, To The Editor... Beaconsfield Council Candidates Older Resident Supported.
    SIR, —With reference to yours concerning the desirability of Mr. Sutherland, as councillor for the Beaconsfield ward in the next election of this ward of the Berwick Shire, certain statements are made.
    May I submit that the people of this country do congratulate themselves that our constitution is different from other places, and even if someone has had experience of civic matters in Kent, or even New York, or Paris, or Moscow, that does not necessarily make him an able administrator under our laws.
    Further, that according to the report concerning the professional status of Mr. Sutherland, one would not expect a Professor of History to be a good Architect.
    And most definitely, I submit that 18 months is insufficient time for any one to understand our ways of life, so in conclusion—This time we should seek a local resident of sufficient civic pride to undertake these duties.
    —Respectfully Yours; H. PRENTICE,
    (Upper Beaconsfield).50
  • 27 Jul 1949, MR CLAUD HARRIS NEW BEACONSFIELD RIDING COUNCILLOR
    In a record poll last Saturday, Mr. Claud Harris, well-known Upper Beaconsfield resident, and long term president of the Berwick R.S.L., was elected to fill the extraordinary vacancy in the Berwick Council, caused by the resignation of Cr. John Richardson.
    Keen interest was taken in the poll, which was one of the largest for many days, nearly 1000 votes being cast. Mr. Harris, who had previously contested the seat without success, this time finished with a majority of 106 over Mr D. J. Sutherland who, never theless, polled solidly for a comparative newcomer to the district.
    Mr. Harris, previously a contractor in the riding in the early days, has an intimate knowledge of the roads and district, which should stand him in good stead at the Council table.
    How the votes were cast:
    Booth Harris. Sutherland
    Beaconsfield .. 94. 43
    B’field Upper 130. 78
    Pakenham Upper 43. 29
    Pakenham 26. 21
    Officer 69. 47
    Gembrook 31. 116
    Cockatoo .... .... 69. 46
    Emerald .... 45. 18
    Postal 35. 38
    Totals 542. 436
    Majority for Harris 106.51

Citations

  1. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      SUTHERLAND, DONALD JAMES
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      257852
    Date of Birth      22 Sep 1898.
  2. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://lfeyecare.com.au/about/history-leunig-farmer/
  3. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census."
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), The Scales are not listed on title, but caveat No 112324 lodged 4 Aug 1943 - lapsed 6 Jan 1948, when Sutherlands bought the property.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 crossed out in 1942/43. Now J G Scales, 25 Simpson Street Northcote Sth. GEM-D-7.8 40 acres House N80
    1943/44 Scales J G Upper Beaconsfield Poultry farmer N80
    1944/45 + 1945/46 N80
    1946/47 crossed out now Sutherland Donald James & Doris Mary 15 Dec 1947. Increase to N90 next year.
  8. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Outward Passenger Lists.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Donald James Sutherland Optical Practitioner and Doris Mary Sutherland Married Woman both of 541 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds - joint proprietors.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3253-482 - Donald James Sutherland Optical Practitioner and Doris Mary Sutherland Married Woman both of 541 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds as joint proprietors - C/T 7072-332.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7072-332 - B & R Nominees Pty Ltd of 120 William Street Melbourne. They subdivided the property on 3 Dec 1971 - C/T 8907-092 to 109.
  12. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  13. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 14 Oct 1975, p26.
  14. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P7, unit 730; VPRS 7591/P4, unit 582.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Doris Mary Sutherland of "Gwenelg" Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the surviving proprietor.
  16. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 77, Dec 1990, p6 by Norm Wilson."
  17. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 1654; Folio: 137; Page: 59."
  18. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, 1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 9915; Schedule Number: 41.
  19. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  20. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  21. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  22. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  23. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  24. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  25. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  26. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  27. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  28. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  29. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  30. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Margaret Wakefield Dann born 25 Jul 1896 died July 1980.
  31. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 4 May 1934, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70789809
  32. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 3 Apr 1936, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70774688
  33. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla), 19 Jun 1936, p2.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 26 Jun 1936, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70775180
  35. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 23 Jul 1936, p7
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204919318
  36. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 4 Sep 1936, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70775570
  37. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Fri 11 Sep 1936, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205899388
  38. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 13 Nov 1936, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70775884
  39. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Sat 13 Feb 1937, p26
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206198296
  40. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Tue 27 Jul 1937, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11100096
  41. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Tue 24 Aug 1937, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205577817
  42. [S14] Newspaper - Shepparton Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1953), Mon 13 Sep 1937, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article171892498
  43. [S14] Newspaper - Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), Fri 15 Sep 1939, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65968388
  44. [S14] Newspaper - Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), Fri 24 Jul 1942, p4
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65555360
  45. [S14] Newspaper - Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), Fri 28 Nov 1947, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70382922
  46. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "24 Mar 1948, p3."
  47. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 29 Jun 1949, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222211174."
  48. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 6 Jul 1949, p9
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222211313."
  49. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 13 Jul 1949, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222211406."
  50. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 13 Jul 1949, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222211431."
  51. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 27 Jul 1949, p1
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222211658."
Last Edited4 Feb 2019

Doris Mary Arkell

F, #4096, b. 1 Jul 1899, d. 23 Dec 1991
Father*Edgar William Arkell b. 1865, d. 26 Dec 1899
Mother*Annie Gaite Stephenson b. 1868, d. Mar 1946
Married NameSutherland. 
Birth*1 Jul 1899 Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, Sep Q [Shepton Mallet] 5c 411.1 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel12 May 1925 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Esperance Bay London
Age 25 - Chemist.2 
Marriage*1925 Spouse: Donald James Sutherland. VIC, Australia, #M4111.3
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel15 Apr 1931 Sailing with Donald James Sutherland to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Largs Bay Southampton
previous address 94 Park Avenue, New Barking Essex
Age 31 - Chemist.4 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel3 Jun 1947 Sailing with Donald James Sutherland to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship HMS Orion sailing 1st class from London on 3 Jun 1947. Previous address "Belgan" Tenterden Kent
Age 47.5 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Jan 1948 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Edward William Harris to Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland. 19a 3r 37p.6 
(Transfer to) Land-UBeac6 Jan 1948 GEM-D-7. Transfer from Edward William Harris to Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland. 19a 3r 39p - Caveat lodged 4 Aug 1943.7 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac5 Jun 1970 GEM-D-8. Transfer from Donald James Sutherland Doris Mary Sutherland to B & R Nominees Pty Ltd. 19a 3r 37p.8 
Widow10 Oct 1975Doris Mary Arkell became a widow upon the death of her husband Donald James Sutherland.9 
Land-Note*17 Mar 1976 GEM-D-7: Doris Mary Sutherland is now the surviving proprietor.10 
(Mentioned) Village Bell2Dec 1981 BERWICK LEGACY WIDOWS' CLUB
Formed last May, this is the third club to be founded by Dandenong/West Gippsland group of Melbourne Legacy. Members come from a wide area, including Upper Beaconsfield. Ev Vance, Nell McTaggart, Doris Rudd and Gwen Johnston are locals who are regular attenders.
The President is Annabel Ford, a former resident, and Esther Whitelaw and Mary Sutherland rarely miss a meeting. Others come from Emerald, Beaconsfield, Hallam, Cranbourne and of course, Berwick. Monthly meetings are held and interesting talks and demonstrations, picnics and other outings all help the objective of mutual support and companionship.11 
Death*23 Dec 1991 Age 92.9 
Obituary27 Dec 1991 DORIS MARY SUTHERLAND * 1 July 1899 - 23 December 1991
The Vicar has asked me to speak about Mary, and it is an honour to do so.
I first knew Mary and Don when we came to Upper Beaconsfield in 1962, but I am grateful to Margaret Phillips for telling me something of her life before that.
After World War I Don Sutherland, who had served in the British Army, came out to Australia and found employment in Tongala in Victoria. Mary, who was a qualified pharmacist, was very much in love with him and she came out from England to marry him. She became the first pharmacist in Tongala. Margaret, whose parents were farmers in the district, remembers Mary as a very attractive young woman who carried herself beautifully. In her white chemist's gown, with her dark hair dressed back into a bun, she was without doubt a great acquisition to Tongala.
Mary and Don became friends of Margaret's parent's, Lou and Lily Bayer, and often, on summer evenings they used to ride out to see their friends and swim in the irrigation channel. After some years the young couple went back to England where Don qualified as an optometrist. When they returned to Australia they both practiced their professions in Benalla. They came to Upper Beaconsfield in 1955 at the suggestion of Margaret's parents, and it was at their property, Gwenelg in the Stoney Creek Road, that I first knew Mary.
I have vivid early memories of her surrounded by her English Setters, which she bred, working in her garden, especially in her vegetable garden, or out in the paddock behind the house with her horses, a slight graceful figure in riding breeches.
Don had a pilots' licence. I do not know whether Mary flew with him. She very likely did, but I do know that she accompanied him when he drove his car in hill climbing competitions and on long trips to the centre of Australia. After Don died, Mary and her sister Marnie, who, as a widow, had come out to live with the Sutherlands, moved to 9 Wilson Street, Berwick. When Marnie died Mary had lost the two people she loved most in the world, her husband and her sister.
She carried on bravely on her own at Wilson Street until 1987 when she had to become a patient in the Highland Park Nursing Home at Upper Beaconsfield, where she was very well cared for in her last years.
It would be remise of me not to mention Mary's help after the Ash Wednesday Fires. My wife, Peg, who had been doing Red Cross work at Narre Warren North, was not allowed by the Police to come up to Upper Beaconsfield.
After my unsuccessful fight to save Applecross, I went down to Berwick and eventually got a message that Peg was at Mary's house. At about half past twelve in the morning Mary opened her door to a very dirty looking firefighter. For six days until we found somewhere to live that dear frail old lady, who was one of my Legacy widows then aged 85, looked after Peg and me as if we were her own children.
Mary was in her 93rd year when she died. She was one of the original members of the Berwick legacy Widows' Club, and, until she became too frail to attend, was a devoted member of the congregation here at St John's and a member of the Ladies' Guild. She served for many years in the Red Cross, for which she was awarded a Long Service Medal.
Mary was a gentlewoman in every sense of the word and was loved by all those who were privileged to know her.
John Bellair.12 
Village Bell*Feb 1992The article reads: Mrs. Mary Sutherland Many members of the Berwick/Upper Beaconsfield [Red Cross] Unit were saddened to read of the death of Mrs. Mary Sutherland. Prior to failing health necessitating nursing home care, she was an enthusiastic worker for the Unit and also a generous donor during her residency in Upper Beaconsfield and later in Berwick.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
31 Mar 190141 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England(Head of Household) Annie Gaite Arkell;
Age 1
Member(s) of Household: Dorothy Churchill Arkell Margaret Wakefield Arkell14
2 Apr 1911General House, 1 Waterloo Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England(Head of Household) Annie Gaite Stephenson;
Age 11 - School15
1926Tongala, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist.16
bt 1927 - 1928Tongala, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: dispenser. With Donald James Sutherland.17,18
bt 1931 - 1937Carrier Street, Benalla, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: chemist. With Donald James Sutherland.19,20,21,22
bt 1949 - 1954Gwenelg, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Donald James Sutherland.23,24
1967Gwenelg, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Donald James Sutherland.25
1968Gwenelg, Stoney Creek Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Donald James Sutherland.26
19809 Wilson Street, Berwick, VIC, Australia27

Grave

  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia9,28

Newspaper-Articles

  • 4 Sep 1936, LIGHT CAR CLUB. MIDNIGHT TRIAL HELD.
    Good Performance by D. J. Sutherland (Benalla).
    UNDER the direction of Mr E. Shugg, the Light Car Club of Australia held a successful midnight reliabilty trial during the week-end. Very few of the main roads were used. There were 22 entrants for the trial, of whom 20 started and 16 finished. Most of the competitors had not had much experience in car trials, and this test was not an easly one. A good deal of fog was encountered by drivers thus making the going difficult. In addition some of the roads were under water, while other parts were wet and slippery. These conditions in a night trial tested the competitors driving skill to the utmost, and caused many to be late at controls. The trial of about 160 miles, was through central Victoria.
    A particularly meritorious performance was that of D. J. Sutherland (Ford). Mr. Sutherland, whose wife war his passenger, arrived in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon from Benalla spent three hours overhauling his engine, started about 12.30 p.m. Sunday in the trial, and after having had breakfast in Melbourne on Sunday, returned immediately afterwards for Benalla. After an examination of cards it was found that Sutherland had lost one minute at the last control due to his car running out of petrol. Had this not occurred he would have won his class prize.29
  • 28 Nov 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Don Sutherland, who were well and favourably known in Benalla in pre-war days when they conducted their chemist and optical business in Carrier Street, in the premises now occupied by Messrs. Gillman & Baldwin, are spending a few days in Benalla as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gillman. Having recently returned from England, where they spent the war years, Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland have taken to farming in a small way and are awaiting to take over a property close to Melbourne.30
  • 4 Sep 1948, IRISH SETTERS 7 weeks exceptionally well bred puppies Wendover Danson of the Malting (imp ) and Marksman of Ide (imp) strain. Gwenelg, Upper Beaconsfield. Tel 12.31

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Source Citation: Class: BT26.
  3. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  5. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Outward Passenger Lists.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3253-482 - Donald James Sutherland Optical Practitioner and Doris Mary Sutherland Married Woman both of 541 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds as joint proprietors - C/T 7072-332.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Donald James Sutherland Optical Practitioner and Doris Mary Sutherland Married Woman both of 541 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds - joint proprietors.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7072-332 - B & R Nominees Pty Ltd of 120 William Street Melbourne. They subdivided the property on 3 Dec 1971 - C/T 8907-092 to 109.
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1187-316 - Doris Mary Sutherland of "Gwenelg" Stoney Creek Road Upper Beaconsfield Widow is now the surviving proprietor.
  11. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "021-1981, p9 by John Bellair."
  12. [S61] Upper Beaconsfield History Archive ,"Eulogy by John Bellair."
  13. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "Issue 84, Feb 1992, p18."
  14. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1901 census: Class: RG13; Piece: 2313; Folio: 25; Page: 41."
  15. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 14500; Schedule Number: 133."
  16. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  17. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  18. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  19. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  20. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  21. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  22. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  23. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  24. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  25. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  26. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  27. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  28. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Margaret Wakefield Dann born 25 Jul 1896 died July 1980.
  29. [S14] Newspaper - The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Vic. : 1872 - 1938), Fri 4 Sep 1936, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70775570
  30. [S14] Newspaper - Benalla Ensign (Vic. : 1938 - 1954), Fri 28 Nov 1947, p5
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70382922
  31. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Sep 1948, p10 - most probably refers to Mary Sutherland, as she was a breeder of setters.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Fay Hobart Duff

F, #4099, b. 16 Dec 1920, d. 25 Feb 2000
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*16 Dec 1920 Australia. 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jun 1945DUFF—WILSON. — The marriage of Fay, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Hobart Duff, Balvenie, Struan street, Toorak, to George P. H. Wilson (ex-A.I.F.), only son of Mrs. G. L. Wilson, of Numba, Berwick, and the late Mr. Wilson, will take place this evening at St. John's Church, Toorak, at 7 o'clock.1 
Marriage*2 Jun 1945 Spouse: George Pritchard Harvey Wilson. St John's Church, Toorak, VIC, Australia.1
 
Death*25 Feb 2000 (Age 79) [par William DUFF & Brenda Hobart]. 
Death-Notice*26 Feb 2000WILSON. - Fay Hobart (Tiddy). Wife of G. P. H. Wilson C. M. G. Feb. 25, 2000. Daughter of the late William and Brenda Hobart Duff and sister of Peg (dec.) Close friends and family have admired Tiddy's enormous reserves of inner strength and determination, her gentle, quiet and unassuming nature belie her life's achievements. Tiddy's love, generosity and concern for others was evident in her loyalty towards her family and together with George, her husband of 55 years, they joined together in their commitment to agriculture and to the community of the people of Berwick. She will be remembered by many for her style and spirit in dealing with life's challenges. Her passing will leave a void in the lives of many, but, especially George and her three children, David, Jamie and Anne, her son and daughter-in-law Tony and Margie and her nine grandchildren, all of whom love her dearly and depended on her in so many ways.2 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954Wilson House, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Pritchard Harvey Wilson.3
198096 Harkaway Road, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With George Pritchard Harvey Wilson.4

Grave

  • Plot 5-274-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, WILSON In loving memory of Fay Hobart 16.12.1920 - 25.2.2000, wife of George Pritchard Harvey C.M.G. mother of David, Jamie, Anne.
    Also the Above George 10.3.1918 - 30.10.2003. Loved and remembered.5

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jun 1945, p12.
  2. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "26 Feb 2000 - viewed online Dec 2015."
  3. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  4. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  5. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-274-A     Wilson     Fay Hobart F     79     29/02/2000     2866
    5-274-A     Wilson     George     M     85     6/11/2003     3245.
Last Edited28 Dec 2016

Ernest Albert Dennis

M, #4102, b. 9 Jun 1900, d. 15 Mar 1995
Father*William James Dennis
Mother*Mary Murphy
Note* Ida Vera Annie Luke Vera by Bruce Kelvey LUKE
Vera married Ernest Dennis and they had a daughter Judy and a son Brian. Both Judy and Brian were quite accomplished figure skaters and he recalls that Judy later went on to become the Australian Ladies Champion in one of the skating styles. As they lived nearby to where my father grew up, my father also took up skating when he was 8 or so.1 
Occupation* Associated with Montuna golf links. 
Place in Upper Beac* Lukedenn Drive. Named after Vera Luke and Ernest Dennis. A similar name combination, also associated to the Luke family, is Montuna Grove. 
Birth*9 Jun 1900 Northcote, VIC, Australia, #B21169 [par William James DENNIS & Mary MURPHY].2 
Marriage*3 Jan 1927 Spouse: Ida Vera Annie Luke. Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, #M117.3
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Feb 1927DENNIS-LUKE.—On the 3rd January 1927 at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. E. A. Hunt of Brisbane, Queensland, assisted by the Rev. A. J. Cole, Berwick, Ernest Albert, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Dennis, Walker Street, Northcote to Ida Vera, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Luke, Montuna, Beaconsfield (Present address Allawah Merrinee.)4 
Land-UBeac*5 Feb 1947 PAK-56A.56B (part). Transfer from Victor Allan Dennis to Ernest Albert Dennis. 109a 0r 27p.5 
WidowerJun 1991He became a widower upon the death of his wife Ida Vera Annie Luke.1 
Death*15 Mar 1995 Melbourne, VIC, Australia.6 

Grave

  • 4-450-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Dennis Vera Ida 1991 91 wife/ Ernest Albert, mother/ Judith, Bryan, grandmother
    Dennis Ernest Albert 1995 94 hus/ Vera Ida, f/ Judith, Bryan, grandfather7

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, "marilyn gerashe" viewed Dec 2010.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901 "index as Albt Earnest."
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Feb 1927, p17.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6197-365 - Ernest Alfred Dennis of 5 Linacre Road Hampton Sheep Farmer.
  6. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/14598273/person/209892351
  7. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-450-A     Dennis Ida Vera Annie F 91 20/06/1991 2202
    4-450-A     Dennis Ernest Albert M 94 22/03/1995 2477
    bw0874 Dennis Vera Ida 1991 91 wife/ Ernest Albert, mother/ Judith, Bryan, grandmother
    Dennis Ernest Albert 1995 94 hus/ Vera Ida, f/ Judith, Bryan, grandfather.
Last Edited25 May 2019

Josiah Andrew Geer

M, #4103, b. 1861, d. 18 Mar 1933
Birth*1861 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B19510 [par George GEER & Sarah FOSTER].1 
Marriage*1884 Spouse: Ethel Louisa Blanche Peachman. VIC, Australia, #M5302.1
 
Land-UBeac*4 Dec 1903 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from Edward Galsworthy to Josiah Andrew Geer. 12a 1r 16 8/10p.2 
Land-Note*4 Dec 1903 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: Elizabeth Milne Love. Discharged 28 Dec 1906. Mortgagor was Josiah Andrew Geer.3 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1904 GEM-D-15. Transfer from The Federal Bank of Australia Limited to Josiah Andrew Geer. 18a 2r 1p.4 
Land-UBeac*28 Dec 1906 GEM-D-14 (part).D-15. Transfer from Josiah Andrew Geer to George Ernest Mather. 30a 3r 17 8/10p.5 
Widower1912Josiah Andrew Geer became a widower upon the death of his wife Ethel Louisa Blanche Geer.6 
Death*18 Mar 1933 East Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D2053 (age 71) [par George Thomas GEER & Sarah FOSTER].7 
Death-Notice*22 Mar 1933GEER.—On the 18th March, at private hospital, East Malvern, Josiah Andrew, loved husband of the late Ethel L. B., and loving father of Ethel, Alfred, Daisy (Mrs. Mudge), Dorothy, and Gladys, (Mrs. Stainer), aged 71 years (Interred privately Box Hill Cemetery on 21st March, 1933.)8 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Oct 1903, Mr. Galsworthy, of Upper Beaconsfield, has sold his place to Mr. Gear, of St Kilda. Fortunately Mr. and Mrs. Galsworthy will not be leaving the district for some time.9

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 - Josiah Geer of 381 High Street St Kilda Grocer from Edward Galsworthy.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 - Josiah Geer to Elizabeth Milne Love - discharged 28 Dec 1906.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1300-806 - Federal Bank of Australia Limited to Josiah Geer of No 381 High Street St Kilda Grocer - C/T 2991-132.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2528-591 + C/T 2991-132 - George Ernest Mather of Strathalbyn South Australia Gentleman from Josiah Geer.
  6. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 22 Mar 1933, p1.
  9. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 28 Oct 1903, p2.
Last Edited10 Sep 2016
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.