Alric Oliver Yourn

M, #13471, b. 1913
Birth*1913 Geelong, VIC, Australia, #B22408 [par William John YOURN & Alice Ridgway THOMAS].1 
Marriage-Notice*6 Mar 1945Miss Jean Holm, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Holm, of Murrayville, who will be married to Rev Alric Yourn, of Violet Town, on March 14.2 
Land-UBeac*14 Feb 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7.8). Transfer from Keith Frederick Gibbs to Alric Oliver Yourn. 10a 0r 7 9/10p.3 
Land-UBeac14 Feb 1949 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 9-12). Transfer from Keith Frederick Gibbs to Alric Oliver Yourn. 20a 0r 17p.4 

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Mar 1945, p8 (photo of Jean Holm in newspaper).
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3880-980 - Alric Oliver Yourn of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6683-491 - Alric Oliver Yourn of Upper Beaconsfield Farmer.
Last Edited17 Sep 2016

Victor Samuel George Ladd

M, #13474, b. 1886, d. 10 Nov 1959
Probate (Will)* Victor S G Ladd. Representative. Glen Iris. 10 Nov 1959. 548/696.1       
Birth*1886 Cranbourne, VIC, Australia, #B17481 [par Samuel James LADD & Sarah CADD].2 
Death*10 Nov 1959 Gardiner, VIC, Australia, #D14567 (Age 73) [par unknown].3 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P4, unit 1958; VPRS 7591/P3, unit 293.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth MELBOURNE."
Last Edited6 Dec 2019

Leonas Baltrunas

M, #13475, b. 20 Oct 1914, d. 20 Apr 1993
taken in 1939
Note* Leonas Baltrunas
Born October 20, 1914 - Riga, Latvia - Died April 20, 1993 (aged 78) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) - Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Medal record Men's basketball Representing Lithuania FIBA EuroBasket
Gold medal – first place      1937 Riga Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1939 Kaunas Team competition

Leonas Baltrunas (October 20, 1914 – April 20, 1993) was a Lithuanian basketball player and coach. He won two gold medals with Lithuania national basketball team during EuroBasket 1937 and EuroBasket 1939.[1]

Biography
In 1937 he graduated Kaunas Highs physical education courses, taught in Higher Technical School. Baltrunas became interested in basketball in 1935 when he met with the basketball coach from the U.S. Konstantinas Savickas. He was member of Lithuania national basketball team (1936–1940) and participated in two EuroBaskets: EuroBasket 1937 and EuroBasket 1939. He won two gold medals during both competitions. In 1944 he moved to Germany, in 1949 he settled in Australia. In 1950 he organized Lithuanians basketball championship in Melbourne for the first time, established Lithuanians sports club "Varpas" and was physical education chairman. In 1949-1953 he was Victoria state and in 1955 Australia national basketball team coach, later he worked as physical education teacher at Swinburne Technical School in Hawthorn, Victoria. He also firmly contributed in popularizing volleyball in Victoria state.[2]
Leonas Baltrunas once said:
"I have dedicated the most of my life for the Lithuanian sports and deep in the heart I am proud of it because it is hardly believable that our small Lithuania was advertised with the capital letters in the biggest states capitals. Just because of the sport, the first daily newspapers pages were announcing: LIETUVA – LITAUEN – LITHUANIA – LITVA.

It becomes warm, well and pleasant when I return there in my memory. Not only the trainings, games, tournaments and various competitions where I played, but I also remember these countless hours spent in courses, meetings, camps and the long journeys. By preparing coaches and referees I had to ride throughout our beautiful land."[3]

Sport journalist Antanas Laukaitis describing him wrote:
"In Lithuania's, emigrants and in our Lithuanian Australian sport life Leonas Baltrunas name is just legendary. He – free Lithuania double European champion, he – teacher, preceptor, sporting youth ideal, he – Ciurlionis Ensemble administrator at the flowering time in Germany, he – the founder of the Lithuanian Australian sport, Melbourne Song Gathering organizer, press associate. More can be told about him because it is the human full of the endless energy in sport and in the living activities. In his initiative the first Lithuanian Australian Sport Games were organized in 1950 and it is still continued nowadays, bringing together our sporty Lithuanian youth..."[4]1 
Birth*20 Oct 1914 Latvia.2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel13 Apr 1949 Sailing with Aldona Baltrunas to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship per General Stewart.3
 
Marriage*1949 Spouse: Aldona Celnaite. VIC, Australia, #M12964/1949 (as Leona Jonas BALTRUNAS & Oldona CELNAITE.)4
 
Land-UBeac*22 Dec 1961 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7.8.9). Transfer from Leonas Baltrunas Aldona Baltrunas to Charles Kenneth Davidson. 15a 0r 18 8/10p.5 
Death*20 Apr 1993 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Springvale Botanical Cemetery - cremated remains collected.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963295 Hoddle Street, Collingwoos, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: wine merchant. With Aldona Baltrunas.7
19807 Stephens Street, Balwyn North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: teacher. With Aldona Baltrunas.8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 25 Sep 1951, Basketball Star For Victoria
    A serious blow to the basketball strength of this State will result from the departure for Victoria next month of Stan Gincauskas, captain-coach of the Storm team and W.A.'s leading scorer in last week's Australian championship carnival.
    His move to Melbourne has been inspired by the coach of the Victorian team, Leon Baltrunas, who coached Gincauskas in Lithuania as a schoolboy and later in Germany where he spent more than four years in displaced persons' camps.
    Baltrunas read of Gincauskas's departure for Australia in 1949 in a Lithuanian paper which he received in Melbourne last year. He wrote to
    Gincauskas inviting him to Victoria shortly afterwards.
    Gincauskas delayed his departure so that he could compete for W.A. in this year's carnival with 28 points from four games he was W.A.'s leading scorer, his speed and skill in attack being outstanding in the last three games.
    Baltrunas has invited Gincauskas to play in the Business Houses club when he arrives in Victoria.9

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonas_Baltrunas
    References
    1. European Championships for Men, Lithuanian Basketball Research.
    2. Stanislovas Stonkus. Leonas Baltr?nas. Visuotin? lietuvi? enciklopedija, T. II (Arktis-Beketas). – Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedij? leidybos institutas, 2002. (page 576)
    3. Stanislovas Stonkus "Krepšinio kelias ? Lietuv?" (page: 45)
    4. Stanislovas Stonkus "Krepšinio kelias ? Lietuv?" (page: 45)

    Bibliography
    Vidas Ma?iulis, Vytautas Gudelis. Hal?, kurioje žaid? Lubinas ir Sabonis. 1939–1989 – Respublikinis sporto kombinatas, Kaunas, 1989
    Krepšinio kelias ? Lietuv?, page 45.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Application for Naturalisation - BALTRUNAS Leonas born 20 October 1914
    NAA: A446, 1955/675.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, BALTRUNAS Aldona - Nationality: Lithuanian - Arrived Melbourne per General Stewart 13 April 1949
    BALTRUNAS Leonas - Nationality: Lithuanian - arrived Melbourne per General Stewart 13 April 1949
    B78 - 1955/BALTRUNAS L + 1955/BALTRUNAS A.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8365-430 - Charles Kenneth Davidson of 173 Gipps Street East Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "(as Leonas BALTRUNAS)."
  8. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
  9. [S14] Newspaper - The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), Tue 25 Sep 1951, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48991758
Last Edited6 Dec 2019

Aldona Celnaite

F, #13476, b. 24 Apr 1920, d. 22 Aug 2014
Married NameBaltrunas. 
Birth*24 Apr 1920 Birthdate on naturalisation application was 24 Apr 1920 / Springvale Cemeteries Trust 23 Aug 1918.1,2 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel13 Apr 1949 Sailing with Leonas Baltrunas to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship per General Stewart.3
 
Marriage*1949 Spouse: Leonas Baltrunas. VIC, Australia, #M12964/1949 (as Leona Jonas BALTRUNAS & Oldona CELNAITE.)4
 
(Transfer from) Land-UBeac22 Dec 1961 GEM-D-1A l/p 1137 (Lots 7.8.9). Transfer from Leonas Baltrunas Aldona Baltrunas to Charles Kenneth Davidson. 15a 0r 18 8/10p.5 
Widow20 Apr 1993Aldona Celnaite became a widow upon the death of her husband Leonas Baltrunas.6 
Death*22 Aug 2014 VIC, Australia, Springvale Botanical Cemetery - cremated remains collected.6 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963295 Hoddle Street, Collingwoos, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Leonas Baltrunas.7
19807 Stephens Street, Balwyn North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Leonas Baltrunas.8

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, emily baltrunas (Emily Baltrunas Family Tree) - listed as Aldona Celna born 24 Aug 1918 at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  2. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, Application for Naturalisation - BALTRUNAS Aldona born 24 April 1920
    NAA: A446, 1955/674.
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx, BALTRUNAS Aldona - Nationality: Lithuanian - Arrived Melbourne per General Stewart 13 April 1949
    BALTRUNAS Leonas - Nationality: Lithuanian - arrived Melbourne per General Stewart 13 April 1949
    B78 - 1955/BALTRUNAS L + 1955/BALTRUNAS A.
  4. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8365-430 - Charles Kenneth Davidson of 173 Gipps Street East Melbourne Medical Practitioner.
  6. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "(as Leonas BALTRUNAS)."
  8. [S180] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1980.
Last Edited6 Dec 2019
 

NOTE

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