Louis Schlipalius

M, #1291, b. 1861, d. 1865
Father*Charles Gustave Schlipalius b. 21 May 1824, d. 13 May 1897
Mother*Emma Margaret Mevers b. 1831, d. 25 Mar 1889
Birth*1861 Collingwood, VIC, Australia, #B18237.1 
Death*1865 VIC, Australia, #D5219 age 3.2 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#D5219 age 3."
Last Edited27 Feb 2016

Stanley William Smith

M, #1292, b. 6 May 1893, d. 1975

Upper Beaconsfield

Soldier Settler in North Beaconsfield 1920-1930.

World War I

Stanley William Smith was a telephone fitter aged 23 and recently married when he enlisted on 8 Jul 1915. SERN 4930.
His unit, the 14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement embarked from Melbourne on 14 Mar 1916, on board HMAT A68 Anchises. He arrived in England in Jun 1916 and was sent to France on 6 Aug 1917 where he was wounded in action on 27 Sep 1917. He was evacuated to England and spent time in hospital with a complex fracture caused by a gunshot wound. He returned to Australia for change on 8 Apr 1918, and was discharged from the army on 30 Nov 1918.
Stanley William Smith came to Upper Beaconsfield as a soldier settler.1
Birth*6 May 1893 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #B27389 - as William Stanley SMITH.2,3 
Marriage*1915 Spouse: Lilian Sykes. VIC, Australia, #M1801.4
 
Land-Note*1925 Stanley William Smith and Douglas Kerr shared a soldier settlement in Upper Beaconsfield. 
Military*21 May 1942Enlisted for military service: Ballarat, VIC, Australia, Australian Army - V236337 - Discharge 31 Oct 1945 - Lieutenant - 20 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS.5 
Widower1963Stanley William Smith became a widower upon the death of his wife Lilian Sykes.6 
Death*1975 Warrnambool, VIC, Australia, #D23063 (Age 82) [par Andrew SMITH & Johannah BRASS].6 
Village Bell*Mar 1981The article reads: Memories of Dewhurst
Several amusing incidents are recalled about the two soldier settlers, Kerr and Smith, such as the time when they were both spraying rows of fruit trees in their orchard, and, having arrived at opposite sides of the same tree, they drenched each other with copper sulphate solution. They had a temperamental International Harvester oil engine mounted on a four-wheeled cart; it was started by pulling on a rope wound around the fly-wheel, and when it fired, they ran for cover until they were sure it was safe to approach it again.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1914Stromness, South Warrnambool, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: contractor.8
191931 Prentice Street, Orrong, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: engraver. With Lilian Smith.9
bt 1921 - 1928Ausengscot, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Lilian Smith.10,11,12,13,14,15,16
193133 Charles Street, Abbotsford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: electrician. With Lilian Smith.17
1936Walla Walla, Naringal, Allansford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Lilian Smith.18

Family

Lilian Sykes b. 1891, d. 1963
Children 1.Ronald Stanley Smith b. 24 Aug 1919, d. 17 Jun 2015
 2.Douglas Brian Smith24 b. 4 Mar 1922, d. 27 Jan 2008

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Sep 1925, SOLDIER SETTLEMENT. Witnesses Fail to Appear.
    When the Royal Commission on Soldier Settlement met to hear evidence from the settlers of the North Beaconsfield district yesterday there was no appearance of witnesses. The commission delayed its sitting for some time and was available until a late hour but the witnesses did not arrive.
    It was stated when the commission visited North Beaconsfield in July that the soldier settlers there did not expect the commission, and asked to have their evidence heard at a later date. Believing that Show week would be a suitable time for the evidence to be heard, the commission gave 10 days' notice of its decision to hear the evidence in Melbourne on Show Day. No reply was received to the notice.19
  • 1 Mar 1926, DESTRUCTION OF TREES ON ROADS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-The wilful destruction of trees upon country road has lately been commented upon by several correspondents, and not without good reason. Property owners in the country have a bad habit of cutting out all or mose of the trees on adjacient roads. Sometimes they have the shire council's permission, often they have not. The wood is carted away, and all the rubbish is left upon the ground, where it is a certain menace for bush fires. it is a matter for great regret that the picturesque beauty of many of our mountain roads has been ruined by the acts of thoughtless people. Shire councils should see that men do not remove unnecessary timber when cutting fire breaks. There is little doubt that many bush fires have been started among the rubbish on the roads by careless travellers. If the Forestry department had sent out competent rangers through all the timber country to see that proper fire breaks were cut, we should not have experienced these horrible fires.—Yours, &c., MURRAY.
    North Beaconsfield, Feb. 25.20
  • 25 Mar 1927, DESTRUCTION OF TREES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir.—For the sake of our roads and its travel on the fine new roads between Beaconsfield and Emerald. Many of these people have little or no regard for the preservation of the beauties of nature. From North Beaconsfield to Emerald are many beauty corners, where the road touches the Cardinia and other creeks. One, in particular, near Crystal Park homestead, is a gem. A tiny brooklet joins with the Cardinia.
    The fine old weeping willow makes a good background, and the tang in the atmosphere, from musk to lemon teatree, adds a fine edge to the appetites of many travellers. This time, however, not the public, but the North Beaconsfield Progress Association, is responsible for the partial de struction of this ideal resting-place. The old willow tree is gone. The destruction has caused much angry comment, because the association had no authourity to remove it so far as I can learn from the Berwick Shire Council.
    -Yours & c. "VERNIER"
    North Beaconsfield, March 22.21
  • 30 Mar 1927, DESTRUCTION OF BEAUTY SPOTS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
    Sir,-In reply to the letter by "Vernier," which appeared recently, I desire to say that the North Beaconsfield Progress Association has been in existence for three and a half years, and has done many things for the district from Emerald to Beaconsfield. It has never had even a whisper of depreciation before. Every resident of the district except three is a member. I was a member of the working bee at the spot mentioned by "Vernier," which is beautiful. It has the only good water available for a horse in a 16-miles' journey, and we are making a slight deviation to enable horses to have a drink. We removed some trees, including an old spindly willow, which was unavoidable. We have permission to remove trees under certain conditions from the Berwick Shire Council. It is part of a scheme which is being carried out after prolonged discussion to beautify that spot. We have planted 12 willow trees, and more are to be planted, A seat has been erected, and the spot, when finished, will satisfy even "Vernier". —Yours, &c.,
    STANLEY SMITH, Upper Beaconsfield North, March 28.22
  • 17 Oct 1927, The superintendent of horticulture (Mr. J. M. Ward), accompanied by Mr. White, who is representing the Trade Commissioner in London, paid a visit to this district. The party inspected the orchards of Messrs. Smith and Kerr at North Beaconsfield in the morning. Many orchardists availed themselves of the opportunity of meeting the visitors. After lunch the party visited Mr. Lockey's orchard. In the evening Mr. Ward and Mr. White discussed with growers many matters of vital interest, particularly in regard to the export of apples. Mr. Ward will visit the district again on November 7 to further advise orchard ists, and will give a lantern lecture on American methods.23

Citations

  1. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=281667
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Date of Birth 6 May 1893 - Place of Birth WARRNAMBOOL, VIC.
  4. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920.
  5. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/
  6. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  7. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "017-1981, p11."
  8. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  9. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  10. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  11. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  12. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  13. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  14. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  15. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  16. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  17. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  18. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  19. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Sep 1925, p18.
  20. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Mar 1926, p15.
  21. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 25 Mar 1927 p9.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Mar 1927 p21.
  23. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Oct 1927, p15.
  24. [S25] School Records - Beaconsfield North 2560.
Last Edited28 Dec 2018

Emma Rhoda Day

F, #1293, b. 29 Aug 1854, d. 16 Mar 1935
Father*Samuel Day b. 20 Feb 1811, d. 12 Oct 1908
Mother*Eliza Glover b. 22 May 1812, d. 17 Jan 1888
Birth*29 Aug 1854 Maidstone, Kent, England, Sep Q [Maidstone] 2a 361.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelJan 1862 Sailing with Eliza Day, Cornelius Day, Naomi Sophia Day to VIC, Australia. Ship Perekop.
 
Land-UBeac*29 Apr 1904 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from John Hamilton to Emma Rhoda Day. 7a 2r 23 2/10p (western part of block.)3 
Land-Note*29 Apr 1904 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: Andrew Francis Wilson - discharged 28 Apr 1915. Mortgagor was Emma Rhoda Day.4 
Land-Note28 Apr 1915 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: Louisa Elizabeth Levick - discharged 4 Jul 1921. Mortgagor was Emma Rhoda Day.5 
Land-Note4 Jul 1921 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: William Shera - discharged 24 June 1927. Mortgagor was Emma Rhoda Day.6 
Land-Note4 Dec 1930 GEM-D-14 (part): Mortgagee: Mary Louisa Gibbs - not discharged. Mortgagor was Emma Rhoda Day.7 
Land-UBeac*28 Jan 1931 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (about Lots 25.26). Transfer from Beatrice McCahon to Emma Rhoda Day. Block south of Thomson measuring 100' 9" at back.8 
Death*16 Mar 1935 "Santon", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death-Notice*19 Mar 1935DAY.—On the 16th March at her home Santon, Beaconsfield Upper, Emma Rhoda Day, loved aunt of Eva G Campbell, aged 80 years.9 
Probate (Will)* 271/009. Spinster. Beaconsfield Upper.10 
Land-Note5 Aug 1935 Emma Rhoda Day died on 16 March 1935. Probate of her will has been granted to Eva Glover Campbell of Beaconsfield Upper Spinster and Percy Clifford Anderson of Wurt Wurt Koort Orchardist.11 
Land-UBeac*11 Nov 1935 GEM-D-14 (part). Transfer from Emma Rhoda Day to Eva Glover Campbell. 7a 2r 23 2/10p (western part of block.)12 
Land-UBeac11 Nov 1935 GEM-D-1 l/p 2461 (part). Transfer from Emma Rhoda Day to Eva Glover Campbell.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Latrobe Terrace, Newtown, VIC, Australia14
bt 1912 - 1913Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Naomi Sophia Day.15,16
bt 1914 - 1931Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

Grave

  • 1-277-A, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, dau/ Samuel & Eliza (-Glover)32

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Oct 1905, Berwick Shire Council: Correspondence: From -Messrs. McLeod and Kettle, intimating having been requested by Mr. Hamilton and Miss E. Day, of Upper Beaconsfield, to ask council to have the land between their properties and the creek placed in the list of unused roads and water frontages, as they wish to lease same from the council.-On motion of Crs. James and Grant, application be complied with subject to approval of public works department.33
  • 30 Oct 1928, FOR SALE.—Good Orchard PROPERTY, at Upper Beaconsfield. Apply Miss E. R. Day, Upper Beaconsfield.34
  • 19 Mar 1935, BEACONSFIELD UPPER. — Miss Day died early on Saturday morning. She was aged more than 80 years. She was one of the oldest residents of the district, and took a keen interest in all local activities.35

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Day Family Tree - Owner: jamesfday888.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - John Hamilton to Emma Rhoda Day of Pakington Street Newtown Geelong State School Teacher.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day to Andrew Francis Wilson.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day to Louisa Elizabeth Levick - discharged 4 Jul 1921.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day to William Shera - discharged 24 June 1927.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day to Mary Louisa Gibbs - not discharged before Emma's death.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4872-209 - Emma Rhoda Day of Beaconsfield Upper Orchardist - C/T 5714-643.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 March 1935 p1.
  10. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 2689;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 950.     
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day died on 16 March 1935. Probate of her will has been granted to Eva Glover Campbell of Beaconsfield Upper Spinster and Percy Clifford Anderson of Wurt Wurt Koort Orchardist.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2758-427 - Emma Rhoda Day to Eva Glover Campbell of Beaconsfield Upper Spinster - C/T 5997-316.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5714-643 - Eva Glover Campbell of Beaconsfield Upper Spinster.
  14. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980 "also John DAY, groom at same address."
  15. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  16. [S113] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1913.
  17. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  18. [S115] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1915.
  19. [S116] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1916.
  20. [S117] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1917.
  21. [S118] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1918.
  22. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  23. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  24. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  25. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  26. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  27. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  28. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  29. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  30. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  31. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  32. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    1-277-A     Day E.M.R. F 80 17/03/1935 928
    photo bw1781 Day Emma Rhoda 1935 80 dau/ Samuel & Eliza (-Glover).
  33. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 25 Oct 1905, p3.
  34. [S14] Newspaper - West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Vic), 30 Oct 1928, p2.
  35. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1935, p3.
Last Edited6 Jun 2016

Alfred Philip Cruthers

M, #1294, b. 1882, d. Feb 1959
Birth*1882 Strangways, VIC, Australia, #B12563.1 
Marriage*1910 Spouse: Marion May Linton. VIC, Australia, #M6654.2
 
Residence*23 Feb 1939 "Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*14 Nov 1939 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from George Hodges Knox to Alfred Philip Cruthers. 37a 3r 8p.3 
Land-UBeac*1 Dec 1939 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Henry Hensman Gibbs to Alfred Philip Cruthers. 18a 2r 27p.4 
Land-UBeac17 Dec 1943 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Alfred Philip Cruthers to Clifford Carre Sharp. 18a 2r 27p.5 
Land-UBeac*17 Dec 1943 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Alfred Philip Cruthers to Clifford Carre Sharp. 37a 3r 8p.6 
Widower5 Jul 1950Alfred Philip Cruthers became a widower upon the death of his wife Marion May Linton.7 
Death*Feb 1959 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D20673 age 76 [par William CRUTHERS & Cathering TRENERY].8 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN G3 BED 3 ROSE 689

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Feb 1939, Mr and Mrs A Cruthers and Miss Lillian Cruthers have left their home in Central Park road, East Malvern, and are in residence at their new home, Yuulong, Upper Beaconsfield.10

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B12563."
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M6654."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1110-989 + C/T 3639-650 - Alfred Philip Cruthers of Upper Beaconsfield Master Printer - C/T 6343-407.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Alfred Philip Cruthers of Upper Beaconsfield Master Printer.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Clifford Carre Sharp of Upper Beaconsfield Dentist.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Clifford Carre Sharp of Upper Beaconsfield Dentist.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D20673 age 76 [par William CRUTHERS & Cathering TRENERY]."
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN G3 BED 3 ROSE 68, Marion May buried 6 July 1950, Alfred 20 Feb 1959.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Feb 1939, p6.
Last Edited19 Jan 2019

Marion May Linton

F, #1295, b. 1892, d. 5 Jul 1950
Married NameCruthers. 
Birth*1892 
Marriage*1910 Spouse: Alfred Philip Cruthers. VIC, Australia, #M6654.1
 
Land-UBeac*4 Jan 1939 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Mabel Emilie Cordner to Marion May Cruthers. 64a 24p.2 
Land-UBeac*6 Apr 1942 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Marion May Linton to Clifford Carre Sharp. 64a 24p.3 
Death*5 Jul 1950 Malvern, VIC, Australia, #D7199 age 58 [par Archibald Sinclair LINTON & Lottie Mima BAYLEY].4 
Death-Notice*7 Jul 1950CRUTHERS.-On July 5 at her residence 6 Mercer road, Malvern, Marion May, beloved wife of Alfred Philip, loved mother of Lilian (Mrs S. E. Bayly) (Privately cremated Springvale 6.7.50)
CRUTHERS.- On July 5 at her residence 6 Mercer road, Malvern, May, dearly loved sister of Tina, Willie, Gladys, Jean (Mrs J. R. Forsyth), and Archie Linton.5 

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN G3 BED 3 ROSE 686

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Feb 1939, Mr and Mrs A Cruthers and Miss Lillian Cruthers have left their home in Central Park road, East Malvern, and are in residence at their new home, Yuulong, Upper Beaconsfield.7

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "#M6654."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Marion May Cruthers of 24 Central Park Road East Malvern Married Woman.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Clifford Carre Sharp of 23 Turnbull Avenue Toorak Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  4. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 7 Jul 1950, p17.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN G3 BED 3 ROSE 68, Marion May buried 6 July 1950, Alfred 20 Feb 1959.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Feb 1939, p6.
Last Edited6 Jan 2019

Clifford Carre Sharp

M, #1299, b. 1896, d. 12 Apr 1970
Birth*1896 St James, VIC, Australia, #B16780/1915.1,2 
Marriage*14 Jun 1919 Spouse: Ivy Grace Knutson. St John's Church of England, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M2378.3
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Aug 1919SHARP—KNUTSON.—On the 14th June, 1919, at St. John's Church of England, Camberwell, by the Rev. Roscoe Wilson, Clifford Carre Sharp, L.D.S., R.D.Sc., only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharp, "Kalvera," Well street, Middle Brighton, to Ivy Grace, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Knutson and the late J. L. Knutson, Royal crescent, Camberwell.4 
Land-UBeac*6 Apr 1942 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Marion May Linton to Clifford Carre Sharp. 64a 24p.5 
Land-UBeac17 Dec 1943 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Alfred Philip Cruthers to Clifford Carre Sharp. 18a 2r 27p.6 
Land-UBeac*17 Dec 1943 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Alfred Philip Cruthers to Clifford Carre Sharp. 37a 3r 8p.7 
Residence*1946 "Yuulong", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*25 Jan 1947 PAK-218.220 (part). Transfer from Clifford Carre Sharp to Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd. 37a 3r 8p.8 
Land-UBeac28 Jan 1947 PAK-221 (part). Transfer from Clifford Carre Sharp to Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd. 18a 2r 27p.9 
Land-UBeac28 Jan 1947 PAK-219.222.223 and PAK-60 (part). Transfer from Clifford Carre Sharp to Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd. 64a 24p.10 
Widower1970Clifford Carre Sharp became a widower upon the death of his wife Ivy Grace Knutson.11 
Death*12 Apr 1970 Brighton, VIC, Australia, #D7594 age 74 [par James SHARP & Eva LePage].1 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 15 Nov 1929, Dr. Clifford Carre Sharp, of Harley House, Collins-street, Melbourne, who has been visiting England and the United States of America, studying developments in dental science, is expected to return with his wife and two daughters by the Oronsay, due in Melbourne on Sunday next.12

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D7594 age 74 [par James SHARP & Eva LePage]."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B16780/1915."
  3. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M2378."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Aug 1919 p13.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Clifford Carre Sharp of 23 Turnbull Avenue Toorak Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Clifford Carre Sharp of Upper Beaconsfield Dentist.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Clifford Carre Sharp of Upper Beaconsfield Dentist.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6343-407 - Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4116-086 - Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4414-734 - Finlay Bros Motor Cycles Pty Ltd of 316 Elizabeth Street Melbourne.
  11. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "Place of Birth Claremont Western Australia."
  12. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 15 Nov 1929 p12.
Last Edited19 Jan 2019

Ivy Grace Knutson

F, #1300, b. 1899, d. 1970
Married NameSharp. 
Birth*1899 Claremont, WA, Australia. 
Marriage*14 Jun 1919 Spouse: Clifford Carre Sharp. St John's Church of England, Camberwell, VIC, Australia, #M2378.1
 
Marriage-Notice*9 Aug 1919SHARP—KNUTSON.—On the 14th June, 1919, at St. John's Church of England, Camberwell, by the Rev. Roscoe Wilson, Clifford Carre Sharp, L.D.S., R.D.Sc., only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharp, "Kalvera," Well street, Middle Brighton, to Ivy Grace, youngest daughter of Mrs. M. Knutson and the late J. L. Knutson, Royal crescent, Camberwell.2 
Death*1970 Brighton North, VIC, Australia, #D28332 (Age 71) [par John J KNUTSON & Martha WAUGH].3 

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M2378."
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Aug 1919 p13.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "Place of Birth Claremont Western Australia."
Last Edited6 Jan 2019

Keith Stuart Andrews

M, #1302, b. 4 Jan 1925, d. 25 Dec 1991
Keith Stuart ANDREWS
(1924-1991)
Father*Stuart Kitchener Andrews b. 1900, d. 9 Jun 1961
Mother*Lillian Ellie McQuade b. 1900, d. 20 Jul 1973
Birth*4 Jan 1925 Quisisana private hospital, Windsor, VIC, Australia.1 
Birth-Notice*10 Jan 1925ANDREWS (Lily McQuade).—On the 4th January, at Quisisana private hospital, Dandenong road, Windsor, to Mr and Mrs. Stuart K. Andrews, Marine parade, St. Kilda—a son. (Both well.)1 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jan 1946STURKEN-ANDREWS. - The marriage of Joan Elizabeth, only child of Mrs. and the late J. F. Sturken, Gowrie, Berwick, to Keith Stuart, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Andrews, Bimbimbie, Beaconsfield Upper, will be celebrated at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel, Scotch College, Melbourne, at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, January 4.2 
Marriage*4 Jan 1946 Spouse: Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Sturken. Scotch College, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5365.3
 
Marriage-Notice*5 Jan 1946MARRIED AT SCOTCH COLLEGE
MR KEITH S. ANDREWS, of Beaconsfield Upper, and his bride, formerly Miss Bettie Sturken, leaving the Littlejohn Chapel, Scotch College, last evening. The best man is Mr Noel Ramsey, and the bridesmaid Miss Margaret Henry.4 
Land-UBeac*12 Aug 1948 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Arthur Francis James Funnell to Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson. 5a 0r 33 9/10p.5 
Land-UBeac*8 Dec 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lot 13). Transfer from Keith Stuart Andrews George Pritchard Harvey Wilson to Arthur George Billing. 5a 0r 33 9/10p. The Billings paid £125.6,7 
Death*25 Dec 1991 Cremated at Fawkner - ashes removed.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Blairgowrie, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: grazier. With Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Andrews.9
1954"Gowrie", Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: quarrymaster. With Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Andrews.10
bt 1963 - 1968Willow Bank, Kitchen Street, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: quarry master. With Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Andrews.11,12,13
bt 1972 - 1980Jamieson Street, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Andrews.14,15,16

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1946, Berwick Girl Seventeenth Bride To Wear Veil
    WHEN Miss Joan Elizabeth (Bettie) Sturken, only child of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. F. Sturken, of “Gowrie,” Berwick, was married to Keith Stuart, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Andrews, “Bimbimbie,” Beaconsfield Upper, at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel, Scotch College, last Friday, she wore a beautiful veil of Brussels lace which had been worn by 16 other brides. It was lent to her by the bridegroom’s mother. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Norman Sturken, chose a simple, but delightful frock of figured satin. A coronet of orange blossom held her veil in place and she carried a bouquet of Christmas and water lilies.
    Her cousin, Miss Margaret Henry, attended her as bridesmaid, frocked in dainty ice-blue satin with matching Juliet cap trimmed with tulle. Her bouquet was of dark red roses.
    Mr. Noel Ramsey acted as best man. Whilst the register was being signed Miss Trudy Daunt sang “Where’er You Walk.”
    Rev. Malcolm McQueen solemnised the marriage a lid the reception was held at the Grosvenor.
    Mr. and Mrs. Andrews will be making their home at “Blairgowrie,” Berwick, the former residence of the bride’s grandfather, the late Mr. Willie Wilson.17

Citations

  1. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 10 Jan 1925, p11.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1946 p8.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 5 Jan 1946 p8.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3864-735 - Keith Stuart Andrews of "Blairgowrie" Berwick Poultry Farmer and George Pritchard Harvey Wilson of "Wilson House" Berwick Grazier - joint proprietors - C/T 7151-071.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7151-071 - Arthur George Billing of 15 Berkeley Street Hawthorn Executive.
  7. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 1948-49: NAV £1, sold 18 Aug 1949 to Arthur Billing.
  8. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "The Funeral Service was conducted by M & A Mccormack Funerals."
  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.
  17. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 9 Jan 1946, p14."
Last Edited14 Jan 2018

Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Sturken

F, #1303, b. 17 Jun 1924, d. 7 Sep 2008
Joan Elizabeth "Betttie" ANDREWS (nee STURKEN)
(1924-2008)
Father*John Ferdinand Sturken b. 1894, d. 30 Jan 1943
Mother*Euphemia Elizabeth Wilson1 b. 1895, d. 18 Apr 1946
Married NameAndrews. 
Birth*17 Jun 1924 
Marriage-Notice*2 Jan 1946STURKEN-ANDREWS. - The marriage of Joan Elizabeth, only child of Mrs. and the late J. F. Sturken, Gowrie, Berwick, to Keith Stuart, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Andrews, Bimbimbie, Beaconsfield Upper, will be celebrated at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel, Scotch College, Melbourne, at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, January 4.2 
Marriage*4 Jan 1946 Spouse: Keith Stuart Andrews. Scotch College, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M5365.1
 
Widow25 Dec 1991Joan Elizabeth "Betty" Sturken became a widow upon the death of her husband Keith Stuart Andrews.3 
Death*7 Sep 2008 Buckland House, Mansfield, VIC, Australia.4 
Death-Notice*8 Sep 2008ANDREWS. - Betty. 17.06.1924 - 07.09.2008 Peacefully at Buckland House. Loving wife of Keith (dec.) Loving mother to Stuart, Dianna (dec.), Chris and Jamie. Much loved Nan to Cameron, Kate, Lachlan, Jennifer, Cecily, Peter and David. Great Grand Nan to Jessica, Harvey and Isla.
ANDREWS. - The Service to celebrate the life of Mrs Betty Andrews will be held in the McCormack Chapel, 11 Highett St, Mansfield on FRIDAY (Sep. 12, 2008) at 2.00 p. m. Private cremation will follow.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Blairgowrie, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Stuart Andrews.6
1954"Gowrie", Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Stuart Andrews.7
bt 1963 - 1968Willow Bank, Kitchen Street, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Stuart Andrews.8,9,10
bt 1972 - 1980Jamieson Street, Mansfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Keith Stuart Andrews.11,12,13

Newspaper-Articles

  • 9 Jan 1946, Berwick Girl Seventeenth Bride To Wear Veil
    WHEN Miss Joan Elizabeth (Bettie) Sturken, only child of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. F. Sturken, of “Gowrie,” Berwick, was married to Keith Stuart, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Andrews, “Bimbimbie,” Beaconsfield Upper, at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel, Scotch College, last Friday, she wore a beautiful veil of Brussels lace which had been worn by 16 other brides. It was lent to her by the bridegroom’s mother. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Norman Sturken, chose a simple, but delightful frock of figured satin. A coronet of orange blossom held her veil in place and she carried a bouquet of Christmas and water lilies.
    Her cousin, Miss Margaret Henry, attended her as bridesmaid, frocked in dainty ice-blue satin with matching Juliet cap trimmed with tulle. Her bouquet was of dark red roses.
    Mr. Noel Ramsey acted as best man. Whilst the register was being signed Miss Trudy Daunt sang “Where’er You Walk.”
    Rev. Malcolm McQueen solemnised the marriage a lid the reception was held at the Grosvenor.
    Mr. and Mrs. Andrews will be making their home at “Blairgowrie,” Berwick, the former residence of the bride’s grandfather, the late Mr. Willie Wilson.14

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 2 Jan 1946 p8.
  3. [S39] Index of burials in the cemetery of Fawkner Memorial Park, online @ http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/ "The Funeral Service was conducted by M & A Mccormack Funerals."
  4. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "8 Sep 2008 - viewed online 2011."
  5. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "8 Sep 2008 - viewed online 2014."
  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.
  14. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 9 Jan 1946, p14."
Last Edited14 Jan 2018

Stuart Kitchener Andrews

M, #1305, b. 1900, d. 9 Jun 1961
Probate (Will)* Stuart Kitchener Andrews. Retired. Beechworth. 09 Jun 1961. 575/025.1 
Birth*1900 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B14456.2 
Military*14 May 1917Enlisted for military service: consent of parents to go on active duty before the age of 19. Gassed in May 1918.3 
Marriage*1923 Spouse: Lillian Ellie McQuade. VIC, Australia, #M7359.4
 
Land-UBeac*19 Sep 1940 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from Frank Harry Allan to Stuart Kitchener Andrews. 484a 1r 15p.5 
Land-UBeac*5 Apr 1945 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from Stuart Kitchener Andrews to Lillian Ellie Andrews. 484a 1r 15p.6 
Residence*1946 "Bimbimbie", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia. 
Death*9 Jun 1961 Beechworth, VIC, Australia, #D11898 (age 61) [par William Henry ANDREWS & Elizabeth Marjoribanks LAING].7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
192577 Marine Parade, St Kilda, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales.8
1937659 Riversdale Road, Box Hill, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: sales manager. With Lillian Ellie Andrews.9
1942Bimbimbie, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: grazier. With Lillian Ellie Andrews.10

Family

Lillian Ellie McQuade b. 1900, d. 20 Jul 1973
Child 1.Keith Stuart Andrews+ b. 4 Jan 1925, d. 25 Dec 1991

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 Mar 1941, Brokers Report. Fat Lambs. S K Andrews, Bimbimbie, to 17/7 av 14/5. 12011
  • 9 Sep 1942, Car Smashes Into Eummemering Bridge
    UPPER BEACONSFIELD MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED
    While driving home to Upper Beaconsfield at about 7 o’clock on August 28, Mr. Stewart K. Andrews crashed into the Eummemering Creek bridge on the Princess Highway and was seriously injured.
    He was alone in the car at the time and it was not until a passing motorist came along that his plight was noticed.
    Unconscious when picked up, he was hurried to the Dandenong and District Hospital where he was found to be suffering from two broken legs, concussion, internal injuries and shock. He was later removed to a city hospitar and was still unconscious yesterday.
    The, car, a single-seater, hit the railing side on and was almodst a complete wreck. Fortunately it did not capsize, but screwed round before finally coming to a stop.
    “The, worst wreck I have ever seen,” was how one of the wrecking crew described it. It was raining at the time of the smash and visibility was very poor.
    Friends of the injured man hope to hear of an early improvement bn his critical condition.12

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 2444; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 397.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S29] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWI.
  4. [S6] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6189-731 - Stuart Kitchener Andrews of Dewhurst Grazier.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6189-731 - Lillian Ellie Andrews of Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  7. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D11898 (age 61) [par William Henry ANDREWS & Elizabeth Marjorie LAIG] [reg. Beec]."
  8. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 19 Mar 1941, p11.
  12. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 9 Sep 1942, p1."
Last Edited9 Feb 2019

George Evans Bruce

M, #1306, b. 15 Nov 1867, d. 21 Jun 1949
Birth*15 Nov 1867 Miltown Castle, Cork, Ireland.1 
Marriage*1 Jul 1914 Spouse: Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce. Holy Trinity Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6721.2
 
Death*21 Jun 1949 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D18370 age 81 [par Jonathan BRUCE & Annie Sophia HUSSEY DE BURGH].1 
Death-Notice*23 Jun 1949BRUCE.—On June 21, Major George Evans Bruce, of Bimbimbie, Upper Beaconsfield, late Norfolk Regiment, and Royal Dublin Fusiliers, loved husband of Mary Grant Bruce, and loving father of Jon.3 
Probate (Will)* 419/274. George E BRUCE Date of grant: 28 Dec 1949; Date of death: 21 Jun 1949; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Dewhurst.4 
NoteApr 1977 Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce Bruce, Mary Grant and Bruce, George Evans.
* Papers, including correspondence, notebooks, literary manuscripts, photographs.
* 70 cm. original ms.
* Pres. by Mr. Jonathan E. Bruce. Mary Grant Bruce (1878–1958) notable children's author and journalist, was born at Sale in Gippsland. Her wide popularity as a writer of juvenile fiction was based primarily on her “Billabong” books, a series of novels set on a cattle station. Her husband, George Evans Bruce, was an Anglo-Indian army officer, and also a prolific writer. The collection includes manuscripts of some of Mary Grant Bruce's earlier Australian short stories; articles and short stories by George Bruce, some of which are unpublished; correspondence of both Mary Grant Bruce and George Bruce; and some excellent photographs of early Gippsland.5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Bimbimbie, Dewhurst, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce. With Jonathan Eyre Bruce Elaine Lesley Bruce.6

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 397

Family

Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce b. 24 May 1878, d. 2 Jul 1958
Child 1.Jonathan Eyre Bruce+ b. 4 Jul 1915, d. 14 Jun 1998

Newspaper-Articles

  • 28 Jun 1949, GEORGE EVANS BRUCE, Late of "Bimbimbie," Dewhurst, Via Upper Beaconsfield, Gentleman, Deceased. - After 14 clear days Mary Grant Bruce, widow, and Jonathan Eyre Bruce, farmer, both of "Bimbimbie," Dewhurst, via Upper Beaconsfield, the executors appointed by deceased's will, dated the 6th day of January, 1947, will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL and Codicil thereto, dated the 6th day of July, 1948.8
  • 29 Jun 1949, MAJOR George Evans Bruce, of Bimbimbie, who served with distinction in the Norfolk Regiment, and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died at his home, “Bimbimbie,” Upper Beaconsfield, on June 21st. He leaves a widow, Mary Grant Bruce, and one son, Jon, whose grief is shared by many district friends.9

Citations

  1. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18370 age 81 [par Jonathan BRUCE & Annie Sophia HUSSEY DE BURGH]."
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M6721."
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Jun 1949 p9.
  4. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4987;     VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1463.
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-19/…
    Latrobe Journal, April 1977, p64
    Select List of Accessions to the Australian Manuscript Collection, 1976.
  6. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "George Evans BRUCE now marked as dead."
  7. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 39.
  8. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jun 1949, p11.
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "29 Jun 1949, p11."
Last Edited24 Jul 2019

Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce

F, #1307, b. 24 May 1878, d. 2 Jul 1958
Father*Lewis Eyre Bruce
Mother*Mary Atkinson Whittaker
Birth*24 May 1878 Sale, VIC, Australia.1, #B18690 (as Minnie Grant BRUCE] 
Marriage*1 Jul 1914 Spouse: George Evans Bruce. Holy Trinity Church, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M6721.2
 
Widow21 Jun 1949Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce became a widow upon the death of her husband George Evans Bruce.3 
Death*2 Jul 1958 Hastings, Sussex, England.4 
NoteApr 1977 George Evans Bruce Bruce, Mary Grant and Bruce, George Evans.
* Papers, including correspondence, notebooks, literary manuscripts, photographs.
* 70 cm. original ms.
* Pres. by Mr. Jonathan E. Bruce. Mary Grant Bruce (1878–1958) notable children's author and journalist, was born at Sale in Gippsland. Her wide popularity as a writer of juvenile fiction was based primarily on her “Billabong” books, a series of novels set on a cattle station. Her husband, George Evans Bruce, was an Anglo-Indian army officer, and also a prolific writer. The collection includes manuscripts of some of Mary Grant Bruce's earlier Australian short stories; articles and short stories by George Bruce, some of which are unpublished; correspondence of both Mary Grant Bruce and George Bruce; and some excellent photographs of early Gippsland.5 
Note* The Billabong Series
* A Little Bush Maid (1910)
* Mates at Billabong (1912)
* Norah of Billabong (1913)
* From Billabong to London (1914)
* Jim and Wally (1915)
* Captain Jim (1916)
* Back to Billabong (1919)
* Billabong's Daughter (1924)
* Billabong Adventurers (1928)
* Bill of Billabong (1933)
* Billabong's Luck (1933)
* Wings Above Billabong (1935)
* Billabong Gold (1937)
* Son of Billabong (1939)
* Billabong Riders (1942)

[edit] Other popular works

* Glen Eyre (1912)
* Timothy in Bushland (1912)
* Grays Hollow (1914)
* Possum (1917)
* Dick (1918)
* Dick Lester of Kurrajong (1920)
* Rossiters Farm (1920)
* The Cousin from Town (1922)
* Stone Axe of Burkamuka (1922)
* The Twins of Emu Plains (1923)
* House of the Eagle (1925)
* Hugh Standford's Luck (1925)
* Robin (1926)
* Tower Rooms (1926)
* Andersons Jo (1927)
* Golden Fiddles (1928)
* The Happy Traveller (1929)
* Road to Adventure (1932)
* Seahawk (1934)
* Circus Ring (1936)
* Told By Peter (1938)
* Peter & Co (1940)
* Karalta (1941)
* Peculiar Honeymoon (1986.)6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Bimbimbie, Dewhurst, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: author. With George Evans Bruce. With Jonathan Eyre Bruce Elaine Lesley Bruce.7

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 398

Family

George Evans Bruce b. 15 Nov 1867, d. 21 Jun 1949
Child 1.Jonathan Eyre Bruce+ b. 4 Jul 1915, d. 14 Jun 1998

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Dec 1938, THE LIFE OF MELBOURNE. Mary Grant Bruce Returning
    THE announcement that Mary Grant Bruce is returning to Victoria with her husband, Major Grant Bruce, and their son Jon will give great pleasure not only in her personal friends, but to the thousands of girls and boys who have read her novels of country life. Major and Mrs. Grant Bruce have been living at Bexhill-on-Sea, England, and Jon has studied farming. Their Gippsland friends no doubt will hope that they will settle among them in the district which has so often figured in Mary Grant Bruce's books.9
  • 26 Aug 1941, Mrs George Evans Bruce (Mary Grant Bruce) will be the speaker at a meeting of the RAAF Locker Fund tomorrow at the Herbarium at 310
  • 5 Jul 1958, Australian Authoress Dies In U.K.
    Mrs. Mary Grant Bruce, author of the "Billabong" series of Australian stories, died at Bexhill, Surrey, on Wednesday, it is announced.11

Australian Dictionary of Biography

BRUCE, MINNIE (MARY) GRANT (1878-1958), journalist and writer of children's books, was born on 24 May 1878 near Sale, Victoria, daughter of Eyre Lewis Bruce and his wife Mary (Minnie) Atkinson, née Whittakers. Her father, a surveyor, migrated to Melbourne from Cork, Ireland, in 1854, settling in Gippsland ten years later. Her mother was a daughter of a Welsh pioneer of the Monaro district, New South Wales. Minnie was fourth in a family of two boys and three surviving daughters.
Her first recorded literary effort was a precocious epic on an insane Czar, written at 7. Three years later she was editing her school magazine. More substantial literary success came when she won first prize in the Melbourne Shakespeare Society's annual essay competition in April 1895. A pupil at Miss Estelle Beausire's Ladies' High School, Sale, Minnie passed the matriculation examination later that year with honours in English, history and botany.
In 1898, in the Christmas supplement of the Melbourne Leader, her story, 'Her little lad' was published under the signature 'M.G.B.'. Following publication of 'Dono's Christmas' in the December 1900 supplement under the pseudonym 'Coolibah', she went to live in Melbourne, boarding at first and later as a 'bachelor girl' in a bed-sitting-room. After doing secretarial work, she joined the staff of the Age and the Leader and began contributing articles and short stories to Outpost, Table Talk, Lone Hand, Woman's World, Australasian Traveller, Woman, Southern Sphere and the Ballarat Evening Echo, claiming later that the only subject on which she had not expounded was 'dress'. Articles such as a series on Melbourne hospitals in Woman (1909) show a spontaneity and incisiveness rare in later works. The short stories brim with the 'exciting and pathetic incidents' praised by later reviewers of the Billabong books: mixtures of sentimentality and pathos, skittishness and stoicism, challenge and safety, relationships between social classes in which benign patronage and good-humoured servitude were balanced, all united by a philosophy of hard work.
Minnie also wrote patriotic verse but after seeing in print one effusion, performed in 1903 at an Empire Day demonstration of the Australian Women's National League, she 'put the paper in the fire, and have since kept to prose'. About this time she combined with other women to form the Writers' Club which later merged with the Lyceum Club.
Although she wrote many books, her most famous were the Billabong series, begun when she was writing weekly stories for the children's pages of the Leader, where A Little Bush Maid first appeared in serial form. The story proved so successful that the Linton family was launched. At her editor's suggestion she posted the completed novel to Ward, Lock & Co. in London where it was published in 1910 under the authorship 'Mary', regarded as more marketable than 'Minnie'. Other titles followed quickly. 'I was very firm about one point', she said in Table Talk in 1939, 'that there should be no love interest in them. I was more or less forced into marrying off Norah and Wally eventually, but beyond that I drew the line'. Reviewers applauded the clean, healthy, wholesome, pleasant, and purely Australian character of the saga. The public responded with joy. For the author it was 'no longer necessary to choose between a meal and a pot-plant'. During World War I her sister-in-law Lady Evelyn Seton wrote a pungent criticism of the series and its central family, advising their creator to break free; but the Lintons had become part of the national life, 'running our own show' as Jim Linton said in the foreword to Billabong's Luck. Billabong Riders, the fifteenth and last of the series, was published in 1942.
In 1913 Mary Grant Bruce had gone to London where English relations provided her with an introduction to Lord Northcliffe. She began writing articles for the Daily Mail. In 1914 she met a distant cousin, Major George Evans Bruce of the Norfolk Regiment, ten years her senior, who had served in the British Army in India and South Africa; he was also a writer of exotic melodramas and expert articles on fish and crustacea. They came back to Australia and were married at Holy Trinity Church, East Melbourne, on 1 July 1914, but their stay at the seaside, described by her in The Peculiar Honeymoon, was cut short by the outbreak of war. Bruce was soon called to duty by the War Office. They sailed in the troop-ship Nestor to Cork, where Bruce, proscribed from action by a strained heart, was to be second-in-command of the Dublin Fusiliers, training recruits. In the next three years Mary 'produced two babies and four books'. After the war, the family returned to Australia to settle at Traralgon, Gippsland.
Mary Grant Bruce continued to write for magazines while the Billabong series appeared. In 1926 she returned to full-time journalism for six months as acting editor of Woman's World. In 1927 the family moved to Omagh, Ireland, with permanent residence in mind. Soon after their arrival their younger son accidentally shot himself. They left Ireland, and the next twelve years were spent on the Continent and in the south of England. In 1939 they returned to Australia to settle their son on the land. During World War II Mary worked for the Australian Imperial Force Women's Association, sold her autograph at charity auctions for the war effort and broadcast three series of talks for the Department of Information.
She was a prolific letter-writer, and took copious notes of her 'European Wanderings', many of which were the basis for articles. Other notebooks contain detailed descriptions of the Australian landscape, impressive in their observation and immediacy. Her respect for Aboriginal traditions, expressed in her book of legends The Stone Axe of Burkamukk (1922), was unusual for her time. Some of her early articles, with their spirited criticism of feminine roles, show an incipient feminism which most contemporaries would not have shared. Much of her success, however, lies in the completeness with which she expressed the philosophy of her times.
Although much of her work was written in England, Mary Grant Bruce's patriotism is more Australian than British. The Lintons' world, threatened from outside, withstood challenge, unchanged and untarnished. Australians, and not only children, looking at Billabong, could see themselves as they wanted to be — mates in fortune and adversity, sturdy, decent and fearless inheritors of a tough, but rewarding land. After her husband died in 1948, Mary Grant Bruce returned to England, visiting Australia from time to time. Survived by her son, she died in Sussex on 2 July 1958, and was cremated at Hastings.12

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B18690 (as Minnie Grant BRUCE]"
  2. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#M6721."
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D18370 age 81 [par Jonathan BRUCE & Annie Sophia HUSSEY DE BURGH]."
  4. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070459b.htm
  5. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-19/…
    Latrobe Journal, April 1977, p64
    Select List of Accessions to the Australian Manuscript Collection, 1976.
  6. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grant_Bruce
  7. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "George Evans BRUCE now marked as dead."
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 39.
  9. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Dec 1938, p7.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 26 Aug 1941 p6.
  11. [S14] Newspaper - The Canberra Times, 5 Jul 1958, p11 (LONDON, Friday (A.A.P.-Reuter.).
  12. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070459b.htm
    Select Bibliography
    H. M. Saxby, A History of Australian Children's Literature, 1841-1941 (Syd, 1969); Mary Grant Bruce papers and newsclippings (State Library of Victoria). More on the resources
    Author: Lynne Strahan
    Print Publication Details: Lynne Strahan, 'Bruce, Minnie Grant (Mary) (1878 - 1958)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 452-453.
Last Edited24 Jul 2019

Jonathan Eyre Bruce

M, #1308, b. 4 Jul 1915, d. 14 Jun 1998
Father*George Evans Bruce b. 15 Nov 1867, d. 21 Jun 1949
Mother*Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce b. 24 May 1878, d. 2 Jul 1958
Probate (Will)* JONATHAN EYRE BRUCE. GENTLEMAN. BAXTER. 14 Jun 1998. 1152329.1       
Birth*4 Jul 1915 Cork, Ireland. 
Birth-Notice*8 Jul 1915BRUCE.—On the 4th July, at Cork, Ireland, the wife of Major George Evans Bruce (nee Mary Grant Bruce) - a son. By cable.2 
Marriage-Notice*20 Jun 1942WOOD-BRUCE - The wedding of Miss Elaine Lesley Wood to Lieutenant Jonathan Eyre Bruce, A.I.F., (returned) will take place at the Lady Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, at 12 noon on Saturday, June 27. The bride is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs L H T Wood, Eildon road St Kilda and the groom son of Major and Mrs G E Bruce, Dorset road, Croydon (Mrs Bruce is the well-known authoress Mary Grant Bruce.)3 
Marriage*27 Jun 1942 Spouse: Elaine Lesley Wood. St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #M15419.4
 
Land-UBeac*8 Jan 1946 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from Lillian Ellie Andrews to Jonathan Eyre Bruce. 484a 1r 15p.5 
Land-UBeac*30 Nov 1949 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C.D.E.71.71A. Transfer from Jonathan Eyre Bruce to Charles Edward Nash. 484a 1r 15p.6 
Land-UBeac*13 Oct 1960 PAK-71 l/p 7129 (part). Transfer from Dorothy Jane Findlay Cheyne to Jonathan Eyre Bruce.7 
Death*14 Jun 1998 VIC, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Bimbimbie, Dewhurst, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With George Evans Bruce and Minnie (Mary) Grant Bruce and Elaine Lesley Bruce.8

Grave

  • Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia, TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 399

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Oct 1940, ENGAGEMENTS Elaine Lesley Wood, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. T. Wood, Eildon rd, St Kilda, to Lance-Corporal Jonathan Eyre Bruce A.I.F., son of Major and Mrs. G E Bruce, of Sunningdale, Dorset rd, Croydon.10
  • 29 Jun 1942, MARRIED AT ST PAUL'S. At the Lady Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, on Saturday, the marriage was celebrated by Rev H. Oliver Hole, Precentor, of Elaine Lesley, only daughter of Mr and Mrs L. H. T. Wood, of Eildon rd. St Kilda, to Lieut Jonathan Eyre Bruce, AIF returned, son of Maj and Mrs G. E. Bruce, of Dorset rd, Croydon. Miss Cath Bertram was bridesmaid, and Cpl E. B. Luke, RAAF, was best man. The bridal gown was of Valenciennes lace and ivory mousse line de soie over satin, and the bride wore a headdress of tuberoses and hyacinths, which caught the tulle veil to the head.11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P28, unit 411.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 8 Jul 1915 p1.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Jun 1942, p5.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6189-731 - Jonathan Eyre Bruce of 5 View Street Hawthorn Farmer.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6189-731 - Charles Edward Nash of 8 Edith Street Dandenong Contractor.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4227-339 - Dorothy Jane Bryant to Jonathan Eyre Bruce of Langmore Lane Berwick Estate Agent.
  8. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949 "George Evans BRUCE now marked as dead."
  9. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    TRISTANIA, INDIVIDUAL ROSE, GARDEN F4 BED 12 ROSE 39.
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 1 Oct 1940, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jun 1942, p5.
Last Edited23 Jul 2019

Leslie Albert Wilson

M, #1314, b. 1887, d. 15 Nov 1978
Father*James Wilson b. 1850, d. Dec 1936
Mother*Blanche Darbyshire b. 14 Mar 1863, d. 28 Oct 1944
Birth*1887 Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, #B28876.1 
Land-UBeac*13 Sep 1910 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 6-14 + 19-30). Transfer from Elizabeth Emma Auld to Leslie Albert Wilson. 71a 2r 24p.2 
Land-Note*23 Sep 1910 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 6-14 + 19-30): Mortgagee: Mabell Kent. Mortgage No 286731. Discharged 23 Apr 1912. Mortgagor was Leslie Albert Wilson.3 
Land-UBeac*23 Apr 1912 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 6-14 + 19-30). Transfer from Leslie Albert Wilson to Second Australian Starr-Bowkett Building Society of Equitable Buildings. 71a 2r 24p.4 
Land-UBeac20 Apr 1921 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 6-14 + 19-30). Transfer from Leslie Albert Wilson to Second Australian Starr-Bowkett Building Society of Equitable Buildings. 71a 2r 24p.5 
Marriage*1935 Spouse: Myra Isabell Flack. VIC, Australia, #M13455.6
 
Residence*b 9 Jul 1941 Rangeview, St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.7 
Widower23 Jul 1967Leslie Albert Wilson became a widower upon the death of his wife Myra Isabell Flack.8 
Land-UBeac*6 May 1970 GEM-D-50 (part) l/p 67288 (Lot 1), 129 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Arthur William Richardson Rosalie Irene 'Ros' Richardson to Leslie Albert Wilson.9 
Land-UBeac*28 May 1970 GEM-E-4A l/p 1373 (Lots 6-13 + 19-30). Transfer from Leslie Albert Wilson to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 68a 2r 21p.10 
Death*15 Nov 1978 Kooweerup, VIC, Australia, #D26365 (Age 91.)11 
Village Bell*May 1981The article reads: There were at least two dog breeders in the village; Stephens had kennels on the Upper Beaconsfield Road, and L. A. Wilson had about forty greyhounds.12 
Village BellSep 1981The article reads: Even in the recent long, cold, wet, windy winter, we have not had snow. But back in the days of horse transport, when show fell it was a real problem for horses. When L. A. Wilson had to go up to Emerald from Dewhurst after a fall of snow, he had to stop frequently to clear snow from the horses' hooves, to enable the animals to get a grip on the steep hilly tracks. For the same reason, those Christmas card pictures of coaches speeding merrily through the snow are mostly imagination.13 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
bt 1919 - 1934Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
1954"Rangeview", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Myra Isabell Wilson.24
1967Rangeview, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: orchardist. With Myra Isabell Wilson.25

Grave

  • Nevile, Wall P, Niche 16, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia26

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#B28876."
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3258-518 - Leslie Albert Wilson of 74 Curtain Street North Carlton Boot Finisher.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3258-518 - Mabell Kent. Mortgage No 286731. Discharged 23 Apr 1912.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3258-518 - Second Australian Starr-Bowkett Building Society of Equitable Buildings Collins Street Melbourne.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3258-518 - Leslie Albert Wilson of Upper Beaconsfield Boot Finisher.
  6. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6549-702.
  8. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8549-843 - Arthur William Richardson and Rosalie Irene Richardson to Leslie Albert Wilson of Rangeview Upper Beaconsfield Retired Orchardist.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3258-518 - MMBW - C/T 8838-224.
  11. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "#D26365 [par James WILSON & Blanche DERBYSHIRE]."
  12. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "018-1981, p9."
  13. [S15] Newspaper - Village Bell "020-1981, p9."
  14. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  15. [S121] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1921.
  16. [S122] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1922.
  17. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  18. [S125] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1925.
  19. [S126] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1926.
  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. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  25. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  26. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018

Myra Isabell Flack

F, #1315, b. 1908, d. 23 Jul 1967
InquestInquest held 1967/2309. Body Card. Myra Isabella WILSON.1 
Married NameWilson. 
Birth*1908 Dimboola, VIC, Australia, #B18700.2 
Marriage*1935 Spouse: Leslie Albert Wilson. VIC, Australia, #M13455.3
 
Residence*b 9 Jul 1941 Rangeview, St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia.4 
Death*23 Jul 1967 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D17086 (Age 59) [par Joseph FLACK & Jane ROBINSON].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1954"Rangeview", Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leslie Albert Wilson.6
1967Rangeview, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leslie Albert Wilson.7

Grave

  • Dodonaea, Wall R, Niche 28, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Clayton, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 10 Dec 1954, 'Laughing Cloud' Vanished in Air
    The racing dog Laughing Cloud vanished while being taken from Melbourne to Hobart by T.A.A., a Supreme Court writ claimed yesterday. Myra Wilson, of Upper Beaconsfield, claimed £500 from the Australian National Airlines Commission for the loss of the dog. She says the dog was delivered to T.A.A. to take to Hobart and did not arrive. Gillott, Moir and Ahem, solicitors, issued the writ.9

Citations

  1. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 10010/ P1 unit 335, item 1967/2309.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6549-702.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  7. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967.
  8. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  9. [S16] Newspaper - The Age 10 Dec 1954, p3.
Last Edited27 Dec 2018
 

NOTE

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