George Ernest Blanch

M, #2523, b. 30 Jul 1864, d. 18 Sep 1920
George Ernest BLANCH
(1864-1920)
Birth*30 Jul 1864 Great Malvern, Worchestershire, England. 
Marriage*13 Feb 1896 Spouse: Margaret Cochran Whyte McLean. Hove, Sussex, England, Mar Q [Steyning] 2b 363.1
 
Land-UBeac*30 Sep 1909 PAK-124. Transfer from Isabella Helena Reeves to George Ernest Blanch. 17a 1r 16p.2 
Land-UBeac*28 May 1918 PAK-124. Transfer from George Ernest Blanch to William Alexander Watt. 17a 1r 16p (Caveat lodged 8 Feb 1915.)3 
Death*18 Sep 1920 Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, died of influenza. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 20 Sep 1920, MR G. E. BLANCH. Mr George Ernest Blanch, who died early on Saturday morning, was born in England 57 years ago. After a public school education he went to Christ Church, Oxford, where, in 1887, he graduated M.A. with first-class honours in natural science. Mr Blanch later took the degree of Bachelor of Science of the London University. In 1892 he came out to the Sydney Grammar School as senior mathematical and science master, which position he held until 1898. In that year Mr Blanch was appointed headmaster of the Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, and the sixteen years of his headmastership there saw a great advance in all of tho school's activities. The deceased gentleman was appointed headmaster of Christ's College 5 in September, 1914, and took up his duties at the beginning of the following year.
    Though of a retiring disposition, and one who took little part in public life, Mr Blanch endeared himself to all who came in contact with him. His influence for good upon the boys of the College was extensive, and his loss is keenly felt by both masters and boys. It was always Mr Blanch's endeavour to add to the College buildings, and most of the numerous new school buildings were erected during his term as headmaster. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Synod, and of the Diocesan Education Board.
    The funeral will leave the Christ's College chapel at 11 o'clock this morning for the Cathedral, where a service will be held, and thence for the Linwood Cemetery.4
  • 20 Sep 1920, News of the death at Christchurch (N.Z ) on Saturday of Mr George Ernest Blanch, formerly head master of the Melbourne Grammar School, will be received with deep regret by his many friends in Melbourne. Mr Blanch, who had been head master of Christ's College, Christchurch, since 1915, was the son of the Rev J B Blanch, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, and was born at Malvern, England, on July 30, 1864. Educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and at Christ Church, Oxford, he graduated B A in 1886 and M A in 1890, taking first class honours in natural science. He was reading for the Bar when he was appointed inspector of schools by the London Schools Board. While so engaged in 1891 he was appointed senior mathematical master at Sydney Grammar School. Three years later he was acting head master during the absence of the late Mr Weigall in England. He became head master of the Melbourne Grammar School in the first term of 1899. At that time there were 120 boys in the senior school and 40 in the preparatory school. If judged only by material results, Mr Blanch's regime must be regarded as remarkable, for in 1914, when he resigned to go to Christchurch, the average daily attendance was 377 in the senior school and 127 in the preparatory school. The Old Melburnians, to commemorate his head mastership, commissioned Mr Norman Cartel, a Sydney Old Melburnian, to paint the portrait which now hangs in Big school. Recently it was announced that Mr Blanch was resigning and returning to England, but he was stricken by pneumonia. He leaves a widow, one son, and two daughters. The flag on the Melbourne Grammar School was flown at half mast yesterday, and in the chapel at the evening service special prayers were said and the chaplain—the Rev L Arnold—spoke sympathetically and appreciatively of Mr Blanch's head mastership. The Dead March in "Saul" was played on the organ.5

Australian Dictionary of Biography

BLANCH, GEORGE ERNEST (1864-1920), educationist, was born on 30 July 1864 at Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, son of Joseph Benson Blanch, a Wesleyan minister of yeoman stock, and his wife Mary Spencer, née Hall. Blanch was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, and went up to Christ Church, Oxford, on a natural science scholarship. He graduated B.A. with first-class honours in chemistry in 1886 (M.A., 1890), and had also entered for the examinations of the University of London, where he graduated B.Sc. in pure mathematics, chemistry and physics in 1886.
That year, after beginning to read for the Bar, Blanch became a science demonstrator to the London School Board. He was responsible for the subject's teaching in three districts, giving experimental lectures in chemistry and physics to teachers and to the older boys in selected schools; he also supervised the work of school-board teachers.
In 1890 he was appointed to Sydney Grammar School by A. B. Weigall and took up his duties as senior mathematical and science master next year. Through the Teachers' Association of New South Wales (formed in 1892), and at his own school, Blanch pressed the claims of science as a means of strengthening pupils' powers of observation and reasoning. He contributed towards an increasingly respectful view of science as a liberal study. In 1894 he was in charge while Weigall was on a year's leave in England.
Blanch became headmaster of Melbourne Church of England Grammar School in February 1899. The 1890s had been a trying time but enrolments increased fourfold during Blanch's sixteen years at the school. He caught its fortunes as the tide turned, and his signal contribution was the harnessing of old boys' enthusiasm for the school; he also reinvigorated the prefect system. With the school in excellent heart, Blanch unexpectedly accepted the headship of Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand, in September 1914. He was diabetic, and hoped to find a less demanding post.
Christ's College had no academic pretensions, its boys coming from comfortable landed families. Blanch found himself accepting a task of reformation a second time. He saw the school through the war years, encouraging both patriotism and science. Numerous building projects to cope with increasing enrolments were begun under his guidance.
Blanch died of influenza on 18 September 1920 at the school and was buried in Linwood cemetery. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican synod and of the Diocesan Education Board in Christchurch. He was of gentle demeanour, with a courtly manner but firm resolve. A copy of his portrait (original destroyed by fire), held by Melbourne Grammar School, shows a man of apparent softness but with steel underneath. On 13 February 1896 at Hove, Sussex, England, he had married Margaret Cochrane Whyte McLean; she survived him, together with a son and two daughters, one of whom married (Vice Admiral Sir) Roy Dowling.6

Citations

  1. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2111-075 - George Ernest Blanch of St Kilda Road South Yarra Head Master of The Church of England Grammar School Melbourne - C/T 3368-581.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - William Alexander Watt of Park Street Moonee Ponds Member of Parliament.
  4. [S14] Newspaper - Press (New Zealand), 20 Sep 1920, p6.
  5. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 20 Sep 1920, p8.
  6. [S55] Adb online, online http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonline.htm, http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070330b.htm
    Select Bibliography: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, Melburnian, Dec 1898, Dec 1914, May, Dec 1915, Dec 1920; Punch (Melbourne), 31 Aug 1911; G. E. Blanch, Letter to Edwin Bean, 1 May 1890 (Sydney Grammar School Library); Christ's College register, Dec 1920 (Canterbury, New Zealand).

    Print Publication Details: I. V. Hansen, 'Blanch, George Ernest (1864 - 1920)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 324-325.
Last Edited2 Apr 2016

Country Roads Board

?, #2530
Name Variation Country Roads Board was also known as Roads Corporation. 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1887 PAK-76 (former govt road). Transfer from Country Roads Board to John Milne. 1a 8 9/10p, being part of a Government road.1 
Land-UBeac*13 Nov 1903 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Country Roads Board to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow. 1a 0r 4p (part of closed govt road along the southern side of PAK-78.)2 
Land-UBeac*17 Jul 1916 GEM--41 (part). Transfer from Arthur Joseph Gardiner to Country Roads Board. ? 3r 4p.3 
Land-UBeac*14 Apr 1920 GEM-D-58 (part). Transfer from Frederick Theodore Trinkaus Mary Louise Maude Trinkaus to Country Roads Board. 2a 0r 37p.4 
Land-UBeac*26 Oct 1921 GEM-D-56.57 (part). Transfer from Walter Hugh Aitken to Country Roads Board. For road - total 5a 19p.5 
Land-UBeac*21 Apr 1922 GEM-D-6 (part). Transfer from George Wilson Martin to Country Roads Board. Transfer as to part for road (also runs through CA5.)6 
Land-UBeac*21 Apr 1922 GEM-D-5 (part). Transfer from Carl Johan Hjalmar Nissen to Country Roads Board. Transfer as to part for road (also runs through CA6.)7 
Land-UBeac*24 May 1922 GEM-C-78 (part). Transfer from Louisa Jane Bevan to Country Roads Board. 2a 1r 3p.8 
Land-UBeac*22 Feb 1923 GEM-D-16.54. Transfer from Leslie William George Knapton to Country Roads Board. Sold 1a 3r 22p to CRB.9 
Land-UBeac*31 Mar 1926 GEM--48E GEM--140H. Transfer from Fanny Louise Holloway to Country Roads Board. 1a 1r 10p.10 
Land-UBeac*23 Apr 1926 GEM--140F.142R (part). Transfer from John Gillies to Country Roads Board. 1a 1r 9p (small western portion of the allotments.)11 
Land-UBeac9 Nov 1928 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks John George Lewis to Country Roads Board. By 9 November J T Shanks and J G Lewis were the surviving proprietors of the land used for the Mission Hall.12 
Land-UBeac*11 Apr 1929 GEM-E-8 (part). Transfer from Gilbert Cecil Arthur 'Gilly' A'Beckett to Country Roads Board. Small part of land for road.13 
Land-UBeac*8 May 1929 GEM-E-17A (pt). Transfer from John Thomas Shanks to Country Roads Board. Transferred 8a 2r 2o to the Country Roads Board (required for building Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.)14 
Land-UBeac*30 May 1929 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Country Roads Board. 2a 0r 9p.15 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1929 GEM-E-17B (part). Transfer from Samuel William Leeming Shanks to Country Roads Board. 3a 2r 28p for road.16 
Land-UBeac*14 Mar 1930 GEM-C-79 (part). Transfer from Thomas John Crook to Country Roads Board. 4a 2r 1p (land on the western boundary - for Beaconsfield-Emerald Road.)17 
Land-UBeac*12 Oct 1934 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from James Hopkins to Country Roads Board.18 
Land-UBeac*15 Feb 1935 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from The State Savings Bank of Victoria to Country Roads Board.19 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1935 PAK-72 l/p 4600 (Lot 5) part. Transfer from Edwin Thomas Jennings to Country Roads Board.20 
Land-UBeac*8 Jun 1939 PAK-53. Transfer from John James McQuay to Country Roads Board. Small corner on SW (4p.)21 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1962 PAK-72 l/p 4600 (Lot 5) part. Transfer from Alma Lucy Fulton to Country Roads Board. Compulsory acquisition.22 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1962 PAK-72 l/p 4600 (Lot 5) part. Transfer from George Hiscock Vivian Connecticut Hiscock to Country Roads Board. Compulsory acquisition for road.23 
Land-UBeac*27 Aug 1963 PAK-34 (part). Transfer from Trustees of the Sisters of Charity of Australia to Country Roads Board.24 
Land-UBeac25 Mar 1964 GEM-D-58 (part) l/p 58300 (part). Transfer from John Laurence A'Vard Gwendoline Olive A'Vard to Country Roads Board. Land along Emerald Road.25 
Land-UBeac23 Feb 1968 PAK-66 (part). Transfer from Thomas Frederick Rickards Elizabeth Daisy "Betty" Rickards to Country Roads Board.26 
Land-UBeac*22 Apr 1968 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11). Transfer from Baroona Pty Ltd to Country Roads Board. Part for road along Beaconsfield-Emerald Road - see C/T 8727-384.27 
Land-UBeac*6 Jun 1973 PAK-76.78 (part) l/p 83659 (Lot A) part. Transfer from Vernon De Witt Margetts to Country Roads Board. 0a 2r 22 9/10p for road.28 
Land-UBeac*19 Feb 1974 GEM-C-79 (part). Transfer from Ian Pask to Country Roads Board. 2a 3r 17p.29 
Land-UBeac19 Feb 1974 GEM-C-79 (part). Transfer from Ian Pask to Country Roads Board. 3a 2r 10p.30 
Land-UBeac26 Apr 1974 PAK-66 (part). Transfer from Thomas Frederick Rickards to Country Roads Board. Compulsory acquisition dated 5 Jul 1972 - title issued in 1974.31 
Land-Note*21 Jun 1974 GEM--39A (part): 8a 3r 2 3/10p.32 
Land-UBeac7 Oct 1974 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Alan John Barker Gwyneth Limbray Florence Barker to Country Roads Board. 0a 0r 4 2/10p.33 
Land-UBeac*9 Jan 1975 GEM-C-71 (part). Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Country Roads Board. NW corner.34 
Land-UBeac9 Jan 1975 GEM-C-70.70A.B.C (part). Transfer from Patrick Joseph Clancy Helen Therese Clancy to Country Roads Board. Northern edge of all blocks.35 
Land-UBeac19 Feb 1975 GEM--48A (part). Transfer from Country Roads Board to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 7805m2.36 
Land-Note*11 Mar 1977 GEM-D-75.76 l/p 96619 Lot 3 (part): cancelled - application G549564 - C/T 9217-204+205.37,38 
Land-UBeac14 Oct 1977 GEM-C-79 (part). Transfer from Country Roads Board to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 2a 3r 17p.39 
Land-UBeac14 Oct 1977 GEM-D-75.76 l/p 96619 Lot 3 (part). Transfer from Country Roads Board to Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. 3129 m2.40 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM--39D (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. 1.073ha - G839310 - see C/T 9242-731.41 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM--48B (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. Small corner on NE.42 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM-E-3C (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. A small part of land on the east of this lot transferred to CRB.43 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM-C-71A (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board.44 
Land-UBeac*25 Oct 1977 GEM-E-3B (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. A small part of land on the east of this lot transferred to CRB.45 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM-E-3A (part) l/p 47971 Lot 1. Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. A small part of land on the east of this lot transferred to CRB.46 
Land-UBeac25 Oct 1977 GEM-E-3F (M3) (part). Transfer from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Country Roads Board. Small part on Eastern Side to Country Roads Board (to form Emerald Road) 1.627 ha.47 
Land-UBeac18 Jan 1979 PAK-34 (part). Transfer from Marcus Ferdinand Eshton Callender to Country Roads Board.48 

Citations

  1. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1946-122 - John Milne of Beaconsfield Hotelkeeper.
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2946-181 - Joseph Goldswoth Hollow of Swan Street Burnley in the County of Bourke Contractor.
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2318-484 - Country Roads Board - C/T ?-953 (Title torn).
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2113-556 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4312-393.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3037-391 + C/T 3039-747 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4525-957.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1123-401 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4574-614.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2644-623 - Country Roads Board - C/T 4574-614.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3762-278 - Louisa Jane Bevan to Country Roads Board - C/T 4578-522.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4424-726 - transfer as to part to Country Roads Board - C/T 4668-549.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4060-964 - Country Roads Board - C/T 5109-782.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4094-609 + 4942-361 - part transfer to Country Roads Board C/T 5120-875.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3263-560 - Charles Richard Ricketts, John Thomas Shanks, John Tyler and John George Lewis to Country Roads Board - C/T 5474-621.
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4970-972 - Country Roads Board - C/T 5524-772.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3215-879 - John Thomas Shanks to Country Roads Board - C/T 5539-664.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5464-703 - Country Roads Board.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4121-161 - transfer as to part to Country Roads Board - C/T 5605-951.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4848-408 - Country Roads Board - C/T 5642-327.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3932-243 - Country Roads Board - C/T 5927-344.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4662-244 - Transfer by Mortgagee to Country Roads Board - C/T 5944-680.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3081-082 - Country Roads Board - C/T 5946-153.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 290-947 - Country Roads Board - C/T 6302-320.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6285-831 - Country Roads Board - C/T 8393-498 Reg 31 Jul 1962.
  23. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7433-589 - Country Roads Board - C/T 8410-773 Reg 24 Oct 1962.
  24. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2498-425 - Transfer B735944 - to CRB - C/T 8463-960.
  25. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8428-981 - C/T 8485-804 - Country Roads Board.
  26. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7191-075 - Country Roads Board - C/T 8715-869.
  27. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3170-931 - Country Roads Board - C/T 8727-384.
  28. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8770-065 - Country Roads Board - C/T 8983-335.
  29. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8248-303 - C/T 9026-054 - Country Roads Board.
  30. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8248-303 - C/T 9026-426 - Country Roads Board.
  31. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7191-075 - Country Roads Board -C/T 9039-030.
  32. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7234-602 - Country Roads Board - C/T 9031-419.
  33. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8775-573 - Country Roads Board - C/T 9062-077.
  34. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - CRB - C/T 9092-291.
  35. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7608-052 - CRB - C/T 9092-292.
  36. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9069-874 - Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.
  37. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9132-890+891 cancelled - application G549564 - C/T 9217-204+205.
  38. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9217-204 - new title issued 11 Mar 1977 - Country Roads Board (5787m2).
  39. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9026-054 - MMBW.
  40. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9132-891 - Melbouorne and Metropolitan Board of Works - C/T 9217-205.
  41. [S81] Land Records, Parish Maps & Council Rate Books. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8208-638 - C/T 9242-731 - Country Roads Board.
  42. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2669-603 - Country Roads Board - C/T 9242-732.
  43. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8408-754 - Country Roads Board - C/T 9242-734 (compulsory acquisition listed on 8 Dec 1972).
  44. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8981-708 - CRB - C/T 9242-729.
  45. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9242-735 - Country Roads Board.
  46. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 9242-736 - Country Roads Board.
  47. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5758-459 - Country Roads Board - C/T 9242-733.
  48. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4857-290 - Compulsory Acquisition 3 Dec 1975 - registered transfer H376257 - C/T 9325-094.
Last Edited7 Oct 2018

William Alexander Watt

M, #2533, b. 25 Nov 1871, d. 13 Sep 1946
William Alexander WATT
(1871-1946)
Birth*25 Nov 1871 Kyneton, VIC, Australia, #B24116 [son of James Michie WATT & Jane DOUGLAS].1 
Anecdote*1897Watt, William Alexander - Born 25 November 1871 (Kyneton, Victoria) - Died 13 September 1946. (Toorak)
Parents: James Michie Watt, farmer, and Jane Douglas ; Marriage: (1) 21 December 1894, Florence Carrighan d.1896; (2) 24 April 1907, Emily Helena Seismann; 2s. 3d.
Occupation: Hay and grain merchant ; Religion: Presbyterian ; Education: North Melbourne state school ; Career: Became clerk in a North Melbourne tannery, then a hay and grain merchant; later a director of several companies and chairman Dunlop Rubber Company. Member Aust. Natives' Association and president metropolitan committee. Privy councillor 1920; commander Legion of Honour 1924.
Party: Liberal - MLA North Melbourne October 1897 - October 1900 ; MLA East Melbourne October 1902 - May 1904 ; MLA Essendon June 1904 - July 1914 ; Resigned. Other seats contested: North Melbourne 1900.
Non-Victorian Parliamentary Service: MHR Balaclava 1914-1929. Acting Prime Minister Apr 1918 - Aug 1919; Treasurer Mar 1918 - Jun 1920; Speaker 28 Feb 1923 - 13 Jan 1926.
Appointments: Postmaster-general 5 Dec 1899 - 5 Nov 1900; treasurer 8 Jan 1909 - 18 May 1912; premier and treasurer 18 May 1912 - 9 Dec 1913, 22 Dec 1913 - 18 June 1914.2 
Land-UBeac*28 May 1918 PAK-124. Transfer from George Ernest Blanch to William Alexander Watt. 17a 1r 16p (Caveat lodged 8 Feb 1915.)3 
Land-UBeac*11 Nov 1918 PAK-124. Transfer from William Alexander Watt to Joseph Martin Reed. 17a 1r 16p.4 
Death*13 Sep 1946 Toorak, VIC, Australia, #D9874 (Age 74) [par James Michie WATT & unknown DOUGLAS].5 
Death-Notice*16 Sep 1946WATT. - On September 13, at his home, 220 Orrong road, Toorak, William Alexander, beloved husband of Emily Helena Watt, in his 75th year.
WATT. - A Memorial Service for the late Rt. Hon. WILLIAM ALEXANDER WATT, P.C., will be conducted by the Rev. A. V. Watson at the Presbyterian Church, Toorak. THIS DAY (Monday, September 10), at 10.45 am, and a Private Cremation will take place at the Springvale Crematorium.6 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Feb 1903, New Series ol Table Talk. ANECDOTAL PHOTOGRAPHS. XLXII. The Hon. W. A. Watt.
    The Hon. William Alexander Watt holds a rather unique record in Imperial politics; he attained to Cabinet rank when he was only twenty-eight years of age, and thus had "the dis tinction of being the youngest Cabinet Minister in the British Empire. People generally credit young men with qualities, good and bad, that they seldom pdssess." The young politician, the young cricketer, and the young poet are said to be headstrong, reckless, extravagant, visionary, and perhaps also brilliant, but unreliable. The " promising young man " in any calling, in politics, business, sport or literature, usually affords a striking example of the inaccuracy of these views. In cricket, the greatest glory of the higher Australian life, Clem Hill and Victor Trumper, for instance, displayed from their first appearances the nerve and judgment of a "veteran," only in a greater degree. And cer tainly we have never met a "headstrong" poli tician, either young or old. There never has been a politician who was not a "shrewd busi-ness man," a "clear and logical thinker," a "student of human nature," and a "master of practical affairs," The imaginative man, the dreamer, the visionary has not yet made his debut in politics. Naturally, for he would never be elected. Politics is an eminently pra-tical matter, indeed, a matter of business, the brilliant career of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain being the most striking example of this fact. The Hon. W. A. Watt is a born politician. From his earliest years, so it is rumoured, he was a most expert debater and a good man of business. And when he was a Cabinet Minister at twenty-eight years of age, the youngest Cabinet Minister in the Empire, he immediately demon strated his judgment and capacity, and showed that a young man could keep his head in the troubled atmosphere of Victorian political life.
    William Alexander Watt is an Australian by birth, hailing from Kyneton ; but he is of Scottish descent, and unites many of the character istics of the Australian and the Scot. Though he is a man of only medium height, he is power fully built, and his clean shaven face evinces great decision, and strength of character. His steadfastness, and sincerity are Scottish, while his energy and eloquence are Australian traits. He has been cut out by nature for a politician, and he has done everything possible by cultiva tion, observation and reading to strengthen his natural gifts in this direction.
    As a very young man, Mr Watt began to ac quire dramatic experiences of political life. He loved to attend election meetings; and, though he was too young to possess a vote, nevertheless he used to put awkward questions to the can didates, and work hard for his particular "man." When he was only thirteen, he took a prominent part in an election campaign for North Melbourne. His favourite was a typical John Bull, who pleased the boy greatly with his fiery eloquence. After hearing one of this gentleman's spirited orations, on returning home so fired was he with enthusiasm that he immediately set to work on an heroic poem, extolling the virtues of the candidate, inciting the electors to vote for him, the fate of the country depending on their verdict, and predicting his triumph in glowing verse. This poem, which Mr. Watt has since unfortunately destroyed, was circulated amongst the electors, but, sad to relate, the North Melbourne electors were not swayed by poetry and eloquence, for the fiery candidate was returned absolutely at the bottom of the poll. Yet, shortly after Mr. Watt had taken the Postmaster-General's chair, he received a deputation, headed by this very gentleman, and they recollected the incident with great enjoyment.
    Mr. Watt early resolved to stand for Parliament himself, but before taking this step he decided to thoroughly prepare himself. He studied hard at the "dismal science" of political economy, retaining the facts and ignoring the theories, and gave great attention to the art of debate. He joined the Australian Natives Association, which is now a body of great social and political importance, and which achieved splendid work by its powerful advocacy of the cause of Australian Federation. He belonged to the North Melbourne section, the largest metro politan branch, and had the honour of carrying off the first great debate organised by the A.N.A. In 1895 he was elected President of the North Melbourne branch, and this may be considered his first great step in public affairs. Two years later he stood for North Melbourne, and was elected after a close contest, and was at once chosen to move the address in reply to the Governor's speech. When Sir George Turner's Ministry was displaced, after holding office for over five years, and thus establishing an Australian record for long service with little result, the Hon. Allan McLean took over the reins of Government, and entrusted the important position of Postmaster-General to Mr. Watt, then the youngest member in the House.
    Mr. Watt's later political life has fully justi fied the confidence that was then placed in him. At present he is member for Melbourne East, and at the first election for the Senate, though he was not elected, he polled about 35,000 votes. As an organiser, an orator, and a political thinker, Mr. Watt is almost equally distinguish ed. He is admittedly one of our foremost ora tors, both in the House and on the public platform. He has a magnificent voice, and can easily fill the largest building, a sincere manner, that carries conviction with it, and a great command over terso and forceful language. As a popular speaker, he is singularly effective; he knows how to keep a crowd well in hand, and the hostile section of his audience seems to act as the necessary stimulus, his replies to interjectors being especially satiric and severe. In regard to his attitude to political affairs, Mr. Watt may be described as "independent" ... rect sense of the word. He is ... tician. He has no great love of ... time serving. He likes strong ... attacks, and strong opinions. The ... promise, of catering to the ... of trying to please everybody... entire disapproval. He believes in ... taking up a strong view ... arguing it for all it is worth. Mr. Watt is a fighter.
    Mr. Watt considers that ... of Reform will be solved shortly. ... in favour of the reduction of ... curtailment of Parliamentary ... with the strength of public opinion ... mous press, he believes that ... Parliament will soon come to ... legislation, Mr. Watt contends ... portant subject. Different legislation in New South Wales to that in ... the various States of the Commonwealth be put on an equal footing to ... petition. At present Victoria is ... where behind scratch. Doubless ... ... endeavour to keep ... themselves, but Mr. Watt may ... that the whole question of ... ... pass into Federal control. For ... Mr. Watt intends to restrict ... State politics. So many important ... problems have yet to be solved .. politics will not tempt him for ... come. Mr. Watt is in favour of ... improved land values, a rigid ... the Public Works Department, and .. State Insurance, such as prevails .. He believes also in the Government ... the pensions, and thus effecting a ... At present these pensions cost the ... about £342,000. When the ... their opinion on the pension ... lieved that at no time could they ... more than £75,000 ; but at one time to over £400,000.
    The Hon. W. A. Watt is President ... Association; for the furtherance of ... as opposed to the sport. In his ... was a cricketer, but at present he ... game of chess, and likes an ... at cards. He is in popular request ... at smoke nights, and is a first grade ... speaker. He confesses that he is a smoker, and he holds moderate views on the liquor question.
    At a very early age Mr. Watt ... commercial pursuits, and at present is with the firm of Edgar and Watt... estate agents. Mr. Watt owes his ... in the political world neither to a ... influence, but solely to his own ... and fixity of purpose.7

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S186] Website Victorian Parliament Re-member (http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/) "http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm
    References: Australian Encyclopaedia (ed. A.H. Chisholm), 10 vols, Sydney, 1958; Smith, J. (ed.), 'Cyclopedia of Victoria', 3 vols, Melbourne, 1903-05, 2; Who's Who in Australia; Age, Argus, 14 Sept 1946; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 12, p.412-416.
    Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
    Last update: 2008 (last date the record was checked and updated)."
  3. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - William Alexander Watt of Park Street Moonee Ponds Member of Parliament.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3368-581 - Joseph Martin Reed of "Calembeen" Upper Beaconsfield Surveyor.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 16 Sep 1946, p2.
  7. [S14] Newspaper - Table Talk, 5 Feb 1903, p12.
Last Edited29 May 2016

Joseph Reed

M, #2537, b. 1825, d. 3 Nov 1897
Birth*1825 Cornwall, England. 
Marriage* Spouse: Frances Maria Martin. Possible marriage as: 173/1852 V1852 173 85 REED HENRY & MARTIN FRANCES IK.1
 
Death*3 Nov 1897 'Calembeen', Royal-crescent, Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D11099 (age 72) [par John REED & Sabella MARTIN].2 
Death-Notice*4 Nov 1897REED.—On the 3rd November, at his residence, Calembeen, Royal-crescent, Armadale, Joseph Reed (formerly town clerk of Creswick) aged 72 years. "So He bringeth him into his desired haven."
THE Friends of the late Mr. JOSEPH REED are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Brighton Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his late residence, "Calembeen," Royal-crescent, Armadale, THIS DAY (Thursday, the 4th inst.), at half-past 3 o'clock p.m.3 

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia4

Family

Frances Maria Martin b. 1826, d. 3 Dec 1919
Children 1.Joseph Martin Reed+ b. 10 Apr 1857, d. 27 Jun 1932
 2.Frances Maria Martin Reed b. 1873, d. Sep 1965

Newspaper-Articles

  • 6 Nov 1897, The death of Mr. Joseph Reed, formerly town clerk of Creswick, occurred at his residence, Armadale, on Wednesday. The deceased gentleman, who was 72 years of age, was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, municipal officer in Australia having been town clerk in Creswick since its creation as a municipality.5
  • 17 Nov 1897, An "In Memoriam" service touching the death of the late Mr Joseph Reed, who for 35 years occupied the position of town-clerk of Creswick, was held in the Wesleyan Church on Sunday, the Rev. H. J. Lavers delivering a fine address. The church was draped in black. During the offertory Miss M. Northcott sang “He wipes the tear.” The choir also sang "The vital spark," and Mr H. E. Leach played “The dead march” at the conclusion of the service.6

Citations

  1. [S7] Registry of NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.
  2. [S2] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 4 Nov 1897, p1.
  4. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials in unknown parish "Brighton Cemetery."
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930), Sat 6 Nov 1897, p4.
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Wed 17 Nov 1897, p3.
Last Edited15 Dec 2017

Frances Maria Martin Reed

F, #2539, b. 1873, d. Sep 1965
Father*Joseph Reed b. 1825, d. 3 Nov 1897
Mother*Frances Maria Martin b. 1826, d. 3 Dec 1919
Birth*1873 Creswick, VIC, Australia, #B15903.1 
Death*Sep 1965 Caulfield, VIC, Australia, #D19804 (Age 92.)2 

Grave

  • Plot 2-001-A & B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    2-001-A     Reid          M          1/06/1932     867
    2-001-A     Reed     Francis Maria Martin F 92     7/09/1965     1523
    2-001-B     Reed     Louisa     F          8/11/1941     1091.
Last Edited31 Oct 2017

Albert 'Boss' Turner

M, #2546, b. Mar 1862, d. 3 Oct 1941
Probate (Will)* 328/176. Henry A Turner (aka Henry A Rainey). Orchardist. Emerald.1      
Name Variation Albert 'Boss' Turner was also known as Henry Albert Rainey. 
Birth*Mar 1862 Bridgewater, Somerset, England, Mar Q [Bridgewater].2,3 5c 480 (as Henry Albert RAINEY] 
Marriage* Spouse: Ellen Broomfield. England.
 
Marriage* Spouse: Eva Annie Hill. Probably never married.
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel28 Mar 1913 Sailing with Eva Annie Turner to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Omrah departed 28 Mar 1913, arriving May 1913
Age 42 - farmer - travelling as Mr & Mrs Turner.4,5 
Land-UBeac*16 Feb 1921 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Samuel Charles Brittingham to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)6 
Land-UBeac16 Feb 1921 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Samuel Charles Brittingham to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.7 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1921 GEM-E-9A and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Arthur Howard Brittingham to Albert 'Boss' Turner. Land consolidated with GEM--142M (now 42a 2r 2p.)8 
Land-UBeac*12 Dec 1921 GEM--142M. Transfer from Elizabeth Rachel May Brittingham to Albert 'Boss' Turner. Land consolidated with GEM-E-9A.B (now 42a 2r 2p.)9 
Land-UBeac*23 Aug 1922 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Eva Annie Hill. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)10 
Land-UBeac23 Aug 1922 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Eva Annie Hill. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.11 
Land-UBeac13 Nov 1924 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Eva Annie Hill to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.7 
Land-UBeac13 Nov 1924 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Eva Annie Hill to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)6 
Land-UBeac*18 Oct 1928 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Rosetta Jane Evans to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 18a 1r 0p (16 = 15a 2r 8p) & (16A = 2a 2r 32p.)12 
Land-UBeac18 Oct 1928 GEM-E-9. Transfer from Rosetta Jane Evans to Albert 'Boss' Turner. Transfer by mortgagee.13 
Land-UBeac*30 May 1929 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Country Roads Board. 2a 0r 9p.14 
WidowerDec 1936Albert 'Boss' Turner became a widower upon the death of his wife Ellen Broomfield.2 
Death*3 Oct 1941 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D21004 (Age 79) [par unknown].15 
Death-Notice*6 Oct 1941TURNER. On October 3, at private hospital, Berwick, Albert Turner of Emerald, loving husband of Eva and father of Tom aged 80 years. (Interred at Berwick.16
Land-Note*25 Feb 1942 GEM-E-19.19A.19B GEM-E-9 (part): Henry Albert Rainey (herein called Albert Turner) died on 3 Oct 1941. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to The Equity Trustees Exexutors and Agency Co Ltd.17 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.18 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)19 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9A GEM--142M and GEM-E-9B (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 42a 2r 2p.20 
Land-UBeac24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 156a 1r 12p.21 
Land-UBeac*24 Dec 1942 GEM-E-16.16A. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Harry Sigurd Newman Ivy Faith Newman. 18a 1r 0p (15a 2r 8p) & (16A 2a 2r 32p.)22 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Haydon Road, Taunton, Somerset, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Albert Rainey. Age 29 - Dairyman
Member(s) of Household: Ellen Rainey.23
31 Mar 1901Haydon Road, Taunton, Somerset, EnglandHead of Household: Henry Albert Rainey. Age 40 - Cattle Dealer
Member(s) of Household: Ellen Rainey Ernest Rainey.24
2 Apr 1911Walter John SOUTHCOTT, 3 White Hall, Taunton, Somerset, EnglandAge 49 - General Dealer (as Henry RAINEY) - Boarder, married25

Grave

  • Plot 4-342-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Turner Eva Annie 1946 61 wife/ Albert, mother/ Tom; Turner Albert 1941 79 hus/ Eva Annie, f/ Tom; Turner Henry Thomas 1914-200326

Family

Eva Annie Hill b. Sep 1884, d. 11 Jan 1946
Child 1.Henry Thomas Turner b. 9 Nov 1914, d. 18 Sep 2003

Newspaper-Articles

  • 18 Jan 1917, From A. Turner, "Lalla Rookh," Emerald, calling attention to state of disrepair of culvert on main road to Emerald and asking for repairs.-The Clerk of Works said the matter had been attended to.27
  • 29 Jul 1942, COUNTRY AUCTIONS
    Wednesday, August 5. At Three O'Clock. On the Property. EMERALD-UP BEACONSFIELD. Under Instructions from THE EQUITY TRUSTEES CO 472 Bourke St Melbourne
    In the Estate of Henry A Rainey, Decd. Beaconsfield Road About 4 Miles from Emerald.
    266 AC 2 RD A. 16 PER or Thereabouts, Being Crown Allots 9a, 16, 16a, 142m, 19, 19a & 19b and Part Crown Allots 9 & 9b, Section E, Parish of Gembrook, County of Mornington on Which Is Erected a SIX ROOMED HOUSE and Outbuildings. About 20 Acres Orchard (Mostly Apples). About 30 Acres cleared Balance Timbered. Creek Through Property.
    TERMS One third Cash Balance Within 12 Months Interest 5 % Payable Quarterly
    And FARM IMPLEMENTS to be Sold In Lots. Lightning Fruit Grader, Waggon, 2 Ploughs, Cart, Harness, Cultivator, Spray Pump, &c. 1 COW.
    Solicitors Messrs Williams & Matthews of 129 William St Melbourne
    A V NOBELIUS & Co Emerald (Emerald 14)
    PHILLIPS A. NICHOLSON Auctioneer Upwey (Belgrave 111) and Mordialloc.28

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 3581.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  3. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "appears that his parents William RAINEY & Mary TURNER married Bridgewater Dec Q 1857 5c 695."
  4. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 872/002
    ages given on this list are 33 and 29.
  5. [S71] "Email from Jonathan Conibere:
    1913 Emigration Records: Name of Ship: Omrah Steamship Line: Orient
    Date of Departure: 28th March 1913 Where Bound: Australia
    British passengers embarked at port of London:
    Turner Mr Albert Farmer 42 Destination Melbourne
    Do Mrs Eva Housewife 32 Destination Melbourne."
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Albert Turner of Emerald Farmer.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Albert Turner of Emerald Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4435-909 - Albert Turner (Henry Albert Rainey) of Emerald Orchardist - C/T 4543-542.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4491-093 - Albert Turner (Henry Albert Rainey) of Emerald Orchardist - C/T 4543-542.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Eva Annie Hill of Emerald Road Spinster.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Eva Annie Hill of Emerald Road Spinster.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Rose Evans to Albert Turner of Emerald Orchardist (also known as Henry Albert Rainey).
  13. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2420-953 - Transfer by Mortgagee - Albert Turner of Emerald Orchardist (also known as Henry Albert Rainey) - C/T 5464-703.
  14. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5464-703 - Country Roads Board.
  15. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Oct 1941, p4.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 + C/T 2920-805 - Henry Albert Rainey (herein called Albert Turner) died on 3 Oct 1941. Letters of Administration of his estate have been granted to The Equity Trustees Exexutors and Agency Co Ltd.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 4543-542 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6595-934 - Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon - joint proprietors.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2971-159 - Albert Turner/Henry Albert Rainey died on 3 Oct 1941 - letters of administration of his estate granted to The Equity Trustees Executors and Agency Co Ltd. - to Harry Sigurd Newman Sheet Metal Worker and Ivy Faith Newman his wife both of 251 Keilor Road Essendon.
  23. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG12; Piece: 1876; Folio: 72; Page: 14; GSU Roll: 6096986."
  24. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG13; Piece: 2277; Folio: 45; Page: 33."
  25. [S83] Online index to the UK census "Class: RG14; Piece: 14238; Schedule Number: 263."
  26. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-342-B     Turner     Albert          M     79     6/10/1941     1086
    4-342-B     Turner     Eva Annie     F     61     2/01/1946     1170
    4-342-B     Turner     Henry Thomas     M     88     25/11/2003/ 6/01/2004 3252/3264.          
  27. [S196] Newspaper - Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) "18 Jan 1917, p2."
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 29 Jul 1942, p6.
Last Edited19 Nov 2016

Eva Annie Hill

F, #2547, b. Sep 1884, d. 11 Jan 1946
Married NameTurner. 
Probate (Will)* Eva A Turner. Gentlewoman. Emerald. 11 Jan 1946. 371/780.1 
Birth*Sep 1884 Clayhanger, Devon, England, Sep Q [Tiverton] 5b 435.2 
Marriage* Spouse: Albert 'Boss' Turner. Probably never married.
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel28 Mar 1913 Sailing with Albert 'Boss' Turner to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Omrah departed 28 Mar 1913, arriving May 1913
Age 32 - housewife - travelling as Mr & Mrs Turner.3,4 
Land-UBeac23 Aug 1922 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Eva Annie Hill. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.5 
Land-UBeac*23 Aug 1922 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Albert 'Boss' Turner to Eva Annie Hill. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)6 
Land-UBeac13 Nov 1924 GEM-E-19A.19B (formerly GEM-E-143]. Transfer from Eva Annie Hill to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 32a 3r 11p (19B:28a 1r 0p) (19A:4a 2r 11p.)7 
Land-UBeac13 Nov 1924 GEM-E-19 GEM-E-9 (part). Transfer from Eva Annie Hill to Albert 'Boss' Turner. 18a 2r 31p + 1a 2r 19p.8 
Death*11 Jan 1946 Community Hospital, Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D16584 (Age 61) [par Thomas HILL & Ellen M PEARSE] - Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage.9,10 
Death-Notice*12 Jan 1946TURNER.-On January 11, at Dandenong, Eva Annie, the dearly beloved wife of the late Albert Turner, of Dewhurst, via Beaconsfield Upper, and loving mother of Henry Thomas, of Flat 5, 5 Foster street, St. Kilda, aged 61 years.
TURNER.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. EVA ANNIE TURNER, of Dewhurst, via Beaconsfield Upper will leave our Parlour, 10 Walker st., Dandenong. THIS DAY. at 10.30 a.m. for the Berwick Cemetery, arriving at 10.50 a.m.11 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
5 Apr 1891Francis C PEARSE, South Bulcombe, Devon, EnglandAge 6 - Living with her mother Ellen M HILL and Ellen's brother Francis C PEARSE with their parents Francis and Emma PEARSE12
2 Apr 1911Francis Chappell PEARSE, Haydon Cottage, Haydon near Taunton, Somerset, EnglandAge 25 - Housekeeper (Niece)13
1942Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Henry Thomas Turner.14

Grave

  • Plot 4-342-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Turner Eva Annie 1946 61 wife/ Albert, mother/ Tom; Turner Albert 1941 79 hus/ Eva Annie, f/ Tom; Turner Henry Thomas 1914-200315

Family

Albert 'Boss' Turner b. Mar 1862, d. 3 Oct 1941
Child 1.Henry Thomas Turner b. 9 Nov 1914, d. 18 Sep 2003

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Jan 1946, Dewhurst Woman’s Death Due To Bushfire
    SUFFERING a stroke following the close proximity of the Emerald bushfire, Mrs. Eva Annie Turner, of Dewhurst (via Upper Beaconsfield), was removed by ambulance to the Dandenong and District Hospital where she passed away on January 11th. The fire, which burnt about 150 acres, was successfully fought by the Upper Beaconsfield and Dewhurst Bush Fire Brigades.
    The late Mrs. Turner was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Albert Turner, about four years ago. One son, Mr. Henry T. Turner survives her, and we extend sympathy to him in the sudden loss of a devoted mother at the comparatively early age of 61. Although a native of Devonshire, the late Mrs. Turner had resided in Victoria for 32 years, much of this time being spent at Dewhurst where she was highly regarded. Her remains were laid to rest in the family grave in the Church of England portion of the Berwick Cemetery last Saturday.
    Rev. W. P. Daunt conducting the service at the graveside. W. J. Garnar and Son directed the funeral.16

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 4245; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 1304.
  2. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ "as Annie Eva HILL."
  3. [S36] Inward & outward passenger lists to and from Victoria. Series: VPRS 14; 7666; 7667; 7786); PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), B 872/002
    ages given on this list are 33 and 29.
  4. [S71] "Email from Jonathan Conibere:
    1913 Emigration Records: Name of Ship: Omrah Steamship Line: Orient
    Date of Departure: 28th March 1913 Where Bound: Australia
    British passengers embarked at port of London:
    Turner Mr Albert Farmer 42 Destination Melbourne
    Do Mrs Eva Housewife 32 Destination Melbourne."
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Eva Annie Hill of Emerald Road Spinster.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Eva Annie Hill of Emerald Road Spinster.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2920-805 - Albert Turner of Emerald Farmer.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2470-936 + 3914-685 - Albert Turner of Emerald Farmer.
  9. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  10. [S71] "Email from Jonathan Conibere: details from death certificate
    Death Certificate: Eva Annie Turner
    Died at the Community Hospital Dandenong 11th January 1946
    Residence: Dewhurst, Victoria
    Occupation: Home Duties
    Female 61 years Widow
    Cause of death: Cerebral Haemorrhage
    Buried Berwick Cemetery 12 January
    Married in England to Albert Turner when aged 28 years,
    Living in Australia for 32 years
    Issue: Harry Thomas Turner aged 31."
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jan 1946, p16.
  12. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1891 census Class: RG12; Piece: 1768; Folio: 50; Page: 4; GSU Roll: 6096878."
  13. [S83] Online index to the UK census "1911 census Class: RG14; Piece: 14249; Schedule Number: 33."
  14. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  15. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-342-B     Turner     Albert          M     79     6/10/1941     1086
    4-342-B     Turner     Eva Annie     F     61     2/01/1946     1170
    4-342-B     Turner     Henry Thomas     M     88     25/11/2003/ 6/01/2004 3252/3264.          
  16. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954), Wed 16 Jan 1946, p14
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214792037."
Last Edited29 Apr 2018

Henry Thomas Turner

M, #2548, b. 9 Nov 1914, d. 18 Sep 2003
Father*Albert 'Boss' Turner b. Mar 1862, d. 3 Oct 1941
Mother*Eva Annie Hill b. Sep 1884, d. 11 Jan 1946
Birth*9 Nov 1914 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #B30491.1 
Military*9 Jun 1941Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Air Force #41031 Rank Sergeant RAAF HQ SERVICE POLICE U (VIC). Discharged 19 Mar 1946.2 
Marriage*1944 Spouse: Christina Patricia Smalpage. VIC, Australia, #M45.3
 
Note*1949 1958: 17 Perth St Blackburn South alone
1963+1968: same addr with Christine
1972: same add alone
1977+1980: alone at 1/517 Elgar Road, Box Hill North police officer. 
Widower15 Aug 1970Henry Thomas Turner became a widower upon the death of his wife Christina Patricia Smalpage.4 
Death*18 Sep 2003 Cremated at Springvale. Service 30 Sep 2003.5 
Death-Notice*20 Sep 2003TURNER. - Henry Thomas (Tom), on Sept. 18, 2003. Father of Dianne, grandfather of Grant, Christopher and Andrea and great grandfather of Calvin, Jason, Jack, Louise and Darcy.6 
Probate (Will)* HENRY THOMAS TURNER. RETIRED. BOX HILL. 1234125.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1937Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer.8
1942Dewhurst, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Eva Annie Turner.9
194919 Marlborough St, Fawkner, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: constable. With Christina Patricia Turner.10
bt 1954 - 1968Perth Street, Blackburn South, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: constable. With Christina Patricia Turner.11,12,13

Grave

  • Plot 4-342-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Turner Eva Annie 1946 61 wife/ Albert, mother/ Tom; Turner Albert 1941 79 hus/ Eva Annie, f/ Tom; Turner Henry Thomas 1914-200314

Newspaper-Articles

  • 12 Oct 1938, [may be a different Thomas Turner]
    BITTEN BY SNAKE
    Thomas Turner aged 23 years, gardener of Sassafras was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital yesterday and given an anti venom for snakebite. His condition did not appear to be serious.
    He told Hospital officials that he was working in the garden of a house at Sassafras yesterday morning when he was bitten by a black snake. He received attention from a doctor at Sassafras and was brought to the Hospital by car.15
  • 24 Jun 1939, [may be a different Thomas Turner]
    BITTEN BY SNAKE FOR SECOND TIME
    Bitten by a black snake while gardening at Sassafras yesterday, Thomas Turner, aged 24 years, of Sassafras, was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for the second time this year for snake- bite treatment. He told hospital officials that after he had killed the snake which bit him yesterday, he bit off the end of a finger that had been punctured by the snake's fangs. In January Turner was bitten by a copperhead snake.16
  • 23 Dec 1954, Constable Lord: "It all went black"
    "One minute I was directing traffic; the next I was flat on my back. Then I woke up in hospital."
    That is how Constable Tom Lord, 34, described the sudden series of events that overtook him yesterday.
    From his bed in Prince Henry's Hospital, Constable Lord said he remembered directing traffic at the South Melbourne end of the Spencer st. bridge.
    "Traffic was pretty thick about 9 a.m.," he said. "Out of the corner of my eye I saw a big timber jinker coming toward me. Then everything went blank."
    Eye-witnesses said they saw the truck — unloaded — hit Lord. He fell beneath it. The back wheels passed over one of his shoulders.
    But Constable Lord's only injuries were a fractured left arm and abrasions. He is now in the Police Hospital.
    The traffic bank-up was "sorted out" by Constable Tom Turner, who rushed from the other side of the bridge.17

Citations

  1. [S4] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Great War Index Victoria 1914-1920 "#B30491."
  2. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      TURNER, HENRY THOMAS
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      41031
    Date of Birth      9 Nov 1914
    Place of Birth      DANDENONG, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      9 Jun 1941
    Locality on Enlistment      EMERALD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      TURNER, A
    Date of Discharge      19 Mar 1946
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      RAAF HQ SERVICE POLICE U (VIC)
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  3. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "as Chris Patricia HANSEN."
  4. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia.
  5. [S47] Index of burials in the cemetery of Springvale Botanical Cemetery,
    SPRINGVALE BOTANICAL CEMETERY:
    HENRY THOMAS TURNER      
    Religion: OTHER DENOMINATIONAL      
    Date of Service:      30/09/2003 Date of Death: 18/09/2003 Age: 88      
    Date of Birth: 9/11/1914 Burial Type: CREMATED.
  6. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "20 Sep 2003 - viewed online 22 Jan 2014."
  7. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P34, unit 117.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  10. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  11. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  12. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963.
  13. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968.
  14. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    4-342-B     Turner     Albert          M     79     6/10/1941     1086
    4-342-B     Turner     Eva Annie     F     61     2/01/1946     1170
    4-342-B     Turner     Henry Thomas     M     88     25/11/2003/ 6/01/2004 3252/3264.          
  15. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Oct 1938, p3.
  16. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 24 Jun 1939, p1.
  17. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 23 Dec 1954, p6.
Last Edited22 Nov 2018

Larry Osborn

M, #2549, b. 5 Aug 1923, d. 14 Aug 2012
Larry OSBORN
(1923-2012)
Father*Harold James Matheson Osborn b. 1880, d. Oct 1961
Mother*Lily Harris b. 1886, d. Apr 1970
Note* Larry Osborn has given over 15 years of support and technical assistance not only at the museum but at also at events. Larry plays a vital role in logistical and manpower support and also as lead brakeman of the horsedrawn vehicles.
Larry served in the Royal Australian Air Force as a Wireless Technician to the rank of Flight Sergeant.
Larry continues to volunteer his time and expertise to the Dingle family and the museum and is conscidered as a very dear friend and one of the family.1 
Birth*5 Aug 1923 Berwick, VIC, Australia. 
Land-UBeac*3 May 1938 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Robert Evans H Brandon to Larry Osborn Ernest Edward Tyler. 5a 0r 36p.2 
Military*19 Jan 1942Enlisted for military service: Royal Australian Air Force #50039 - Sergeant 1 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT - Discharged 17 Jan 1946.3 
Land-UBeac*9 Feb 1960 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Harold James Matheson Osborn to Larry Osborn. 24a 1r 10p (land consolidated into original state.)4 
Land-Note*9 Feb 1960 GEM-C-73 (part): consolidated with the remainder of the block.5 
Land-UBeac*12 Feb 1981 GEM-C-73 (part). Transfer from Larry Osborn to Marvin Investments (Aust.) Pty Ltd. 24a 1r 10p.6 
Death*14 Aug 2012 VIC, Australia.7 
Death-Notice*16 Aug 2012OSBORN. - Larry. Aug. 5, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2012 Loved and missed by Bernie, Frances, Edward and Tamara Dingle. With his horses at last. Please see later paper for Funeral details.8 
Death-Notice27 Aug 2012OSBORN. -The Funeral of Mr Larry Osborn will leave the David W. Bull Funeral Home, 190 Princes Highway (cnr Pakenham Rd) Pakenham next TUESDAY WEEK (Sept. 4) after a Service commencing at 1.30 p.m. for a Private Cremation. Military honors with horses will be accorded to Larry. No flowers by requestA donation to Riding for the Disabled, Officer, would be appreciated by Larry. Envelopes will be available at the service.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1968"Stonycroft", Split Rock Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: radio serviceman. With Lily Osborn.10

Newspaper-Articles

  • 26 May 1961, AFGHAN HOUND. Lost from Upper Beaconsfield area. Reward for information leading to recovery. L. OSBORN, Phone Upper Beaconsfield 63.11
  • 29 Apr 2009, Bunyip resident Larry Osborn joins Hillview resident Duncan Holman to lay a wreath at Hillview Hostel’s cenotaph.

    BUNYIP’S RSL branch gave seniors the chance to commemorate Anzac Day with a service at Hillview Aged Care Hostel.

    Members of the Bunyip community joined the hostel’s residents for the Anzac service on Friday.

    Some laid wreaths at the hostel’s cenotaph as a mark of respect to Australia’s fallen soldiers.
    (see photograph)12

Citations

  1. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.lighthorsemuseum.com.au/the_team.html
  2. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6025-926 - Larry Osborn of "Stonycroft" Upper Beaconsfiled an infant who attained the age of fourteen years on the fifth day of August 1937.
  3. [S30] Nominal Roll, Australian War Memorial - WWII, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/, Name      OSBORN, LARRY
    Service      Royal Australian Air Force
    Service Number      50039
    Date of Birth      5 Aug 1923
    Place of Birth      BERWICK, VIC
    Date of Enlistment      19 Jan 1942
    Locality on Enlistment      UPPER BEACONSFIELD, VIC
    Place of Enlistment      MELBOURNE, VIC
    Next of Kin      OSBORN, HAROLD
    Date of Discharge      17 Jan 1946
    Rank      Sergeant
    Posting at Discharge      1 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT
    WW2 Honours and Gallantry      None for display
    Prisoner of War      No.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3936-023 - Larry Osborn of "Stonycroft" Upper Beaconsfield Radio Technician - C/T 8240-299.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 6025-926 - cancelled application A904711 - C/T 8240-299.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8240-299 - Marvin Incestments (Aust.) Pty Ltd of 361 Nepean Highway Mordialloc - a first caveat (D888531) was lodged 17 Nov 1970, a second caveat (J289747) on 24 Dec 1980.
  7. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "22 Aug 2012, p4."
  8. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "16 August 2012, viewed online."
  9. [S13] Newspaper - Herald Sun "27 August 2012, viewed online."
  10. [S101] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1903 - 1980.
  11. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette "26 May 1961."
  12. [S14] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette, 29 Apr 2009 - viewed online.
Last Edited22 Mar 2016

Joseph Goldsworth Hollow

M, #2550, b. Sep 1846, d. 2 Oct 1928
Father*Uriah Hollow b. 1816, d. 31 Aug 1876
Mother*Elizabeth Goldsworthy b. 1817, d. 14 Jul 1905
Probate (Will)* Joseph G Hollow. Gent. Sandringham. 02 Oct 1928. 224/267.1 
Birth*Sep 1846 Penzance, Cornwall, England, Sep Q [Penzance] 9 _11.2,3 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel1854 Sailing with Uriah Hollow, Elizabeth Hollow, Emma Hollow. Ship Nestor
Age 7.4 
Marriage*1871 Spouse: Mary Ann Sumner. VIC, Australia, #M2806.2
 
Note1876 Father Uriah HOLLOW died
Administration of estate in 1893. His father owned £30 worth of freehold at Stawell.5,6 
Land-UBeac*19 Aug 1886Joseph Goldsworth Hollow selected land from the Crown. PAK-78A. 1a 2r 2p.7 
Land-UBeac*18 Feb 1889 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from William Brisbane to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow. 5a 1r 31 5/10p.8 
Land-UBeac*25 Feb 1889 PAK-78A. Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow to Kate South. 1a 2r 2p.9 
Land-Note*25 Feb 1889 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 11) PAK-78A: Mortgagee: Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Mary Ann Hollow. Discharged 6 Jul 1891. Mortgagor was Kate South.10,11 
Land-Note*21 Mar 1890 PAK-78 (part): Mortgagee: John Punchard - discharged 28 Feb 1895. Mortgagor was Joseph Goldsworth Hollow.12 
Land-Note1892 William Brisbane indebted to Joseph Hollow of Richmond £75 for land at Beaconsfield.13 
Directory*1895 Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, Hollow, Joseph, builder.14 
Land-Note28 Feb 1895 PAK-78 (part): Mortgagee: James Daniel Thomson - discharged 8 Apr 1897. Mortgagor was Joseph Goldsworth Hollow.15 
Land-Note5 May 1897 PAK-78 (part): Mortgagee: John Morrison McBean - discharged 27 Jun 1903. Mortgagor was Joseph Goldsworth Hollow.16 
Land-UBeac*27 Jun 1903 PAK-76. Transfer from John Gull Johnson to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow. 61a 2r 30p + 1a 8 9/10p, being part of a Government road.17 
Land-Note*27 Jun 1903 PAK-76.78 (part): Mortgagee: John Gull Johnson. Discharged 8 Nov 1905. Mortgagor was Joseph Goldsworth Hollow.18 
Land-UBeac*13 Nov 1903 PAK-78 (part). Transfer from Country Roads Board to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow. 1a 0r 4p (part of closed govt road along the southern side of PAK-78.)19 
Land-UBeac*8 Nov 1905 PAK-76.78 (part). Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow to Jessie Mabel McLean Agnes Margaret 'Nessie' McLean. 69a 0r 34 4/10p.20 
Land-UBeac15 Jun 1908 PAK-223A.226. Transfer from an unknown person to Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Robert William Chalmers Grieve. 29a 3r 11p - one equal undivided half part.21 
Land-UBeac*15 Jun 1908 PAK-223A.226. Transfer from Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Robert William Chalmers Grieve to Bessie Wood. 29a 3r 11p - one equal undivided half part.22 
Widower8 Jul 1922Joseph Goldsworth Hollow became a widower upon the death of his wife Mary Ann Sumner.23 
Death*2 Oct 1928 Sandringham, VIC, Australia, #D17156 (age 82) [par Uriah HOLLOW & Elizabeth GOLDSWORTHY].24 
Death-Notice*6 Oct 1928HOLLOW.—On the 2nd October, at a private hospital, Joseph Goldsworth, beloved husband of the late Mary A. Hollow, of Portreath, 44 Barnfield street, Sandringham, and loved father of Ada M., Nellie, and Ethel J. (Mrs. C. V. Westcott), in his 83rd year. (Privately interred on the 6th October.)25 

Family

Mary Ann Sumner b. 1848, d. 8 Jul 1922
Children 1.Ada Mary Hollow b. 1872, d. 3 May 1948
 2.Ellen 'Nellie' Hollow b. 1873, d. 11 Feb 1947
 3.Ethel Josephine Hollow b. 1884, d. 1969

Newspaper-Articles

  • 19 May 1886, I see, en passant, that Mr. Hollow has disposed of his residence to Professor Cope, musician, of Melbourne, for the sum of £850. Mr Hollow intends; I am told, erecting two more cottages in close proximity to his late residence, which will greatly add to the beautifying, and also tend to the increment of population, which is becoming greater every week.26
  • 18 Nov 1903, Last Saturday morning as Mr. John Savage was cycling down a hill at Upper Beaconsfield at his usual pace, the chain of his machine broke, sending him head-long at the bottom of the incline near Mr. Hollow's. He narrowly escaped a collision with a vehicle in front of him, the driver of which picked him up, Mr. Savage having lost consciousness, and bore him and his bicycle home to "The Anchorage," Berwick. Later in the day Mr. Savage was seen up and about as though nothing had happened.27
  • 17 Jul 1905, Death of mother: HOLLOW.–On the 14th July, at her son's residence "Alpina," Upper Beaconsfield, Elizabeth, mother of Joseph G. Hollow, contractor, in her 90th year.28,29
  • 9 Oct 1928, Mr. Joseph G. Hollow, of Sandringham, who died at the age of 82 years, landed at Portland in the sailing ship Nestor in 1854. He was well known in Melbourne as a master builder. He built the first M.C.C. grandstand, and various city business buildings. Mr. Hollow was one of the oldest members of the Athenaeum. He is survived by three daughters.30

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P3, unit 1916; VPRS 7591/P2, unit 787.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888 "#M2806."
  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), Assisted Migrants 10 332.
  5. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  6. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), 52/630. Builder. Intestate.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Joseph Hollow of Richmond Contractor.
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2101-034 - Joseph Goldsworth Hollow of Burnley Street Richmond Contractor - C/T 2123-482.
  9. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Kate South of the Vicarage Rochester Married Woman.
  10. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1889-604 - Mortgage 25 Feb 1889 - Discharged 6 Jul 1891.
  11. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1864-664 - Mortgage No 98741 - discharged 6 Jul 1890.
  12. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 - Mortgage No 110888 - John Punchard - discharged 28 Feb 1895.
  13. [S34] PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), Debtor's statement William Brisbane 1892.
  14. [S361] G. F. Witton's Commercial Directory, Listed under Beaconsfield Upper. 33 miles S.E. from Melbourne; rail to Beaconsfield R.S., thence hire, 5 miles; post and tel. office; State school; mechanics' institute and free library; assembly hall. Population 510.
  15. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 - Mortgage No 162997 - James Daniel Thomson - discharged 8 Apr 1897.
  16. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 - Mortgage No 177191 - John Morrison McBean - discharged 27 Jun 1903.
  17. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1956-053 + C/T 1946-122 - Joseph Goldsworth Hollow Swan Street Burnley Contractor.
  18. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 - Mortgage No 220342 - discharged 8 Nov 1905
    C/T 2946-181 - Mortgage No 223848 - discharged 8 Nov 1905 (former govt road from 3 Dec 1903).
  19. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2946-181 - Joseph Goldswoth Hollow of Swan Street Burnley in the County of Bourke Contractor.
  20. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2123-482 + C/T 2946-181 + C/T 1946-122 + C/T 1956-053 - Jessie Mabel McLean and Agnes McLean both of Church Street Middle Brighton Spinsters are proprietors as tenants in common - C/T 3096-030.
  21. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3277-394 - Joseph Hollow of No 387 Swanston Street Melbourne Contractor and Robert William Chalmers Grieve of Stawell Accountant - together one equal undivided half part.
  22. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3277-394 - Bessie Wood of "Denby Dale" Henry Street Auburn Widow.
  23. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D11073 (Age 74) [par Ziba SUMNER & Mary Ann NORTH]."
  24. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985 "#D17156 (age 82) [par Uriah HOLLOW & Elizabeth GOLDSWORTHY]."
  25. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 6 Oct 1928, p13.
  26. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 19 May 1886, p2.
  27. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal 18 Nov 1903, p2.
  28. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 17 Jul 1905, p1.
  29. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913 "Elizabeth HOLLOW died at Beaconsfield #D7811 age 88 [par Colin GOLDSWORTHY & Mary Ann MALLARD]."
  30. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 9 Oct 1928, p6.
Last Edited26 Jul 2019
 

NOTE

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