Mavys Paterson Craig

F, #19512, b. 20 Oct 1907, d. 2001
Probate (Will)* 1198304 OPPERMAN MAVYS PATERSON WANTIRNA HOME DUTIES
died c2001-2002.1 
Married NameOpperman. 
Birth*20 Oct 1907 South Yarra, VIC, Australia. [par Harold CRAIG & Beatrice Isabel PATERSON] 
Marriage*1928 Spouse: Hubert Ferdinand Opperman. VIC, Australia, #M1701.2
 
Birth-Notice25 Oct 1939OPPERMAN (nee Mavys Craig).—On the 24th October at St Andrew s East Melbourne to Mr and Mrs Hubert Opperman—a daughter. (Both well.)3 
Birth-Notice*22 Mar 1946OPPERMAN (nee Craig). - On March 20, at St. Andrew's, to Mavys and Hubert—a son (Ian Bruce). (Both well.)4 
Widow18 Apr 1996Mavys Paterson Craig became a widow upon the death of her husband Hubert Ferdinand Opperman
Death*2001 Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia. 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
194978 Naples Road, Mentone, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Hubert Ferdinand Opperman.5
19542a Douglass St, Corio, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Hubert Ferdinand Opperman.6

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P32 unit 3, item 1198304.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wed 25 Oct 1939, p8
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11244774
  4. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Fri 22 Mar 1946, p2
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22235893
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
Last Edited21 Sep 2019

Henry Albert Wilson

M, #19519, b. 1898, d. 1964
Birth*1898 Ballarat, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1944 Spouse: Jeannie Hamilton Blaikie. VIC, Australia, #M17029.1
 
Death*1964 Brunswick East, VIC, Australia, #D19577/1964 (Age 66) [par Mathew WILSON & Sarah HILLIER].2 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Ballarat."
Last Edited28 Jun 2019

Dorothy Oldfield1

F, #19520, b. 1898, d. 1981
Married NameBlaikie.1 
Birth*1898 Hotham, VIC, Australia, #B3998 [par Edward William OLDFIELD & Mary Alice GODFREY].1 
Marriage*19 Dec 1923 Spouse: Jack Inglis Blaikie. Nauru.1,2
 
Marriage-Notice*22 Dec 1923BLAIKIE—OLDFIELD.—On the 19th of December, at the Residency, Nauru, by the Administrator, His Excellency General Griffith, Jack Inglis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaikie, of Upper Beaconsfield, to Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oldfield, of Rathmines road, Upper Hawthorn, Vic.2 
WidowMay 1976Dorothy Oldfield became a widow upon the death of her husband Jack Inglis Blaikie.3 
Death*1981 Frankston, VIC, Australia, #D18277 (Age 83) [par Edward OLDFIELD & Mary Alice GODFREY].4 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949Glenferrie Road, Kew North, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jack Inglis Blaikie.5
1954Kiana, Plummer Avenue, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jack Inglis Blaikie.6
1968Deepdene, The Ridge, Mount Eliza, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Jack Inglis Blaikie.7

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Sat 22 Dec 1923, p11
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1984500
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "born Ballarat."
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth Heidelberg."
  5. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  6. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  7. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
Last Edited28 Jun 2019

James Binks

M, #19525, b. 4 Aug 1887, d. 12 Jun 1958
Birth*4 Aug 1887 Little Ashby, Westmoreland, England.1,2 
Marriage*Dec 1910 Spouse: Elizabeth Cox. Auckland, Durham, England, Dec Q [Auckland] 10a 433.3
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1 Feb 1912 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Militades sailing from London 21 Dec 1911
Age 27 - Labourer.4 
Land-Note*bt 1920 - 1921 PAK-59C: William Shadbolt. 86a 2r 18p - James Binks is occupying tenant of Shadbolt's land (William Shadbolt.)5 
Military*12 Dec 1939Enlisted for military service: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Australian Army SERN V82257
Discharge 12 Oct 1945 Rank Private Posting at Discharge 12 AUST GAR BN.6 
Death*12 Jun 1958 Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D9531 (Age 71) [par George BINKS & Elizabeth SPOONER].7 
Inquest13 Aug 1958Inquest held 1958/1178 - Car Struck Pole.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 19116 Latherbrush, Bishop Auckland, Durham, EnglandHead of Household: James Binks. Age 23 - Gangman Railway
Member(s) of Household: Elizabeth Binks Harry Cox.9
1919Hill Crest, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer.10
bt 1924 - 1937Hill Crest, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: labourer. With Elizabeth Binks.11,12,13,14,15,16,17
1942Orrong Avenue, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: soldier. With Elizabeth Binks.18
1949Dandenong Road, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hospital attendant. With Elizabeth Binks. With Doreen Binks.19
1954Dandenong Road, Seaford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: hospital attendant. With Elizabeth Binks.20

Grave

  • Melaleuca, Wall P, Niches 01+05, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia21

Family

Elizabeth Cox b. 1887, d. 7 Jul 1965
Child 1.Alice Binks+ b. Dec 1911, d. Mar 1983

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Jun 1921, Perhaps the most important piece of information now being sifted by Detective Milne is a story told to the police by James Binks, a carter, living at Beaconsfield. He states that when driving along the Quamby road near the Sheards' home about 11 o'clock on the morning when the crime was discovered, he saw in one of Sheards' paddocks what he describes as a "person dressed in woman's clothing" moving quickly across the cleared land in the direction of the bush. A thorough search for 10 miles round has failed to reveal any trace of this mysterious person.22
  • 11 Apr 1933, HOUSE OF TREASURES MENACED.
    Antiques, oil paintings and historical relics, worth thousands of pounds, narrowly escaped destruction in the bush fire which swept through the hills near Berwick early today and burnt a six-roomed week-end home belonging to Mr J. Ackroyd, a city dentist.
    The fire approached within 100 yards of Miss Ada Armytage's homestead, "Holm Park," at Upper Bcaconsfield. But for a sudden change of wind Miss Armytage's home, a weatherboard house where Mr J. Binks and five children live, and other houses would most likely have been destroyed.
    Miss Armytage's house contains antiques dating back hundreds of years. They include a mirror used by Marie Antoinette, which was taken from the Tuilleries in the French Revolution; a Bible printed in 1602 (claimed to be the oldest in Australia); one of the first pianos ever built, and hundreds of pounds worth of old silver and other ornaments.
    Many of the oil paintings in the house are by famous artists of last century, and have never left the Armytage family.
    BRIGADES RUSH TO SCENE
    In the garden are trees transplanted from Mount Lebanon (Palestine), Japan and England, which would have been killed but for the quick change of wind.
    The fire was first noticed about 12.15 a.m. The Upper Bcaconsfield and Berwick Brigades were rushed up into the hills, but the strong north wind made it impossible to control the flames. Just when the position was desperate, the wind veered to the west, and soon afterwards heavy rain fell.
    Mr Ackroyd's house was furnished. It was insured.
    FIREBREAKS IN FORESTS
    In denying today that the methods of the Forests Commission in burning fire breaks were wasteful, Commissioner W. W. Gay said that the breaks were now being made only 16 feet wide, whereas formerly they were from one to three chains wide.
    Mr Gay was referring to a motion agreed to at the annual conference of the Western District Bush Fire Brigades' Association condemning the alleged present wasteful methods of burning firebreaks and recommending that breaks be burnt in early spring or late autumn as the accumulation of debris was considered by the conference to be a menace to the forest and also the landowners.
    Mr Gay said that it was now the practice of the Commission to burn back a chain or two from the fire breaks in the early spring or autumn, so that the breaks could be kept free of rubbish or debris.
    MEANS OF COMMUNICATION
    "The question of the width of fire breaks was considered at a State-wide conference of the Bush Fire Brigades Association two years ago," said Mr Gay, "and it was then agreed that the policy of the Commission was satisfactory.
    "Many people have the idea that fire breaks are made solely to stop fires. This is incorrect, as they are also made to provide a rapid means of transit to the heart of the forests and as a general means of communication. Our only regret is that we have not got sufficient money to make more so that the forests can be made more accessible."23
  • 24 May 1939, Berwick Council: Crs. McBride—Ure: That permits for the cartage of timber and firewood be granted to the following: J. Binks, Beaconsfield;24

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, Reid Family Tree.
  2. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census."
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Mr J Binks - abt 1888 - 1 Feb 1912 - Brisbane, Australia - Miltiades.
  5. [S66] Berwick Shire Rates, 1870-1965 Binks paid rates (OT per 14 Sep 1921) 1920/21 then in 1921/22 name crossed out replaced by Shadbolt - N25.
  6. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Date of Birth 4 Aug 1887 Place of Birth KIRKLEY, ENG
    Locality on Enlistment FRANKSTON, VIC Place of Enlistment MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin BINKS, ELIZABETH.
  7. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  8. [S24] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria).
  9. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 29710."
  10. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  11. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  12. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  13. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  14. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  15. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  16. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  17. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  18. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  19. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  20. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  21. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
  22. [S11] Newspaper - Argus The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Mon 20 Jun 1921, p6
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1768054
  23. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), Tue 11 Apr 1933, p16
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article243123985
  24. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 24 May 1939, p10
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201306362."
Last Edited10 Dec 2019

Elizabeth Cox

F, #19526, b. 1887, d. 7 Jul 1965
Probate (Will)* 630/231. Elizabeth BINKS Date of grant: 20 Sep 1965; Date of death: 07 Jul 1965; Occupation: Widow; Residence: Officer.1 
Married NameBinks. 
Birth*1887 England. 
Marriage*Dec 1910 Spouse: James Binks. Auckland, Durham, England, Dec Q [Auckland] 10a 433.2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel8 Oct 1912 Sailing with Alice Binks to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Port Macquarie sailing from London
Age 25 - Housewife (as Mrs E Binks.)3 
Widow12 Jun 1958Elizabeth Cox became a widow upon the death of her husband James Binks.4 
Death*7 Jul 1965 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D13902 (Age 78) [par COX & Annie HEATHERINGTON].5 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
2 Apr 19116 Latherbrush, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England(Head of Household) James Binks;
Age 24 - married under one year
Member(s) of Household: Harry Cox6
bt 1924 - 1937Hill Crest, Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Binks.7,8,9,10,11,12,13
1942Orrong Avenue, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Binks.14
1949Dandenong Road, Frankston, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Binks. With Doreen Binks.15
1954Dandenong Road, Seaford, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With James Binks.16
1963Station Road, Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.17

Grave

  • Melaleuca, Wall P, Niches 01+05, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia18

Family

James Binks b. 4 Aug 1887, d. 12 Jun 1958
Child 1.Alice Binks+ b. Dec 1911, d. Mar 1983

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P4 unit 3536, item 630/231
    VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 600, item 630/231.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, UK Outward Passenger Lists.
  4. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  5. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "Place of birth England."
  6. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census: Class: RG14; Piece: 29710."
  7. [S124] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1924.
  8. [S127] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1927.
  9. [S128] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1928.
  10. [S131] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1931.
  11. [S134] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1934.
  12. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  13. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  14. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  15. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  16. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  17. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  18. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,.
Last Edited7 Feb 2019
 

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