Benjamin Crosthwaite

M, #27851, d. 20 Jun 1926
Probate (Will)* 209/944. Benjamin Crosthwaite. Residence Kew; Occupation Esquire ; Date of grant: 13 Aug 1926 ; Date of death: 20 Jun 1926.1 
Land-Berwick*19 Aug 1911 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Thomas Jefferson Riley to Benjamin Crosthwaite George William Selby. 226a 3r 7p.2 
Death*20 Jun 1926 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D5979/1926 (Age 90) (par Benjamin CROSTHWAITE & Charlotte Rebecca) - as Benjamin CROSTHWAITE.3 
Death-Notice*21 Jun 1926CROSTHWAITE.—On the 20th June, at 9 Selbourne-road, Kew, Benjamin Crosthwaite, in his 91st year. Private interment.4 
Land-Note*26 Mar 1930 BER-7 (pt). George William Selby Red Ink No. 3118172 George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant the survivor of the proprietors names herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles, now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.5 
Land-Berwick*7 May 1930 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Benjamin Crosthwaite to George William Selby. 226a 3r 7p.6 

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P0003, 209/944
    VPRS 7591/P0002, 209/944.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - Benjamin Crosthwaite of Selbourne Road Kew Esquire and George William Selby of 31 Queen Street Melbourne Accountant - joint proprietors.
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D5979/1926 (Age 90) (par Benjamin CROSTHWAITE & Charlotte Rebecca) - as Benjamin CROSTHWAITE, Death registered at Kew, Australia."
  4. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 21 Jun 1926, p1
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/201622660
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - Red Ink No. 3118172 George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant the survivor of the proprietors names herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles, now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant - C/T 5678-485.
Last Edited5 Apr 2022

George William Selby1

M, #27852, b. 1858, d. 1949
Birth*1858 South Yarra, VIC, Australia, #B5666/1858 (par George William SELBY & Susanna EARLES) - as George William SELBY.2 
(Transfer to) Land-Berwick19 Aug 1911 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Thomas Jefferson Riley to Benjamin Crosthwaite George William Selby. 226a 3r 7p.3 
Land-Note*26 Mar 1930 BER-7 (pt). Benjamin Crosthwaite Red Ink No. 3118172 George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant the survivor of the proprietors names herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles, now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.4 
Land-Berwick*7 May 1930 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Benjamin Crosthwaite to George William Selby. 226a 3r 7p.5 
Death*1949 Malvern East, VIC, Australia, #D7296/1949 (Age 91) (par George William SELBY & Susanna EARLES) - as George William SELBY.1 
Land-Berwick*22 Dec 1950 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from George William Selby to Branch Gardiner. 226a 3r 7p.6 

Citations

  1. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D7296/1949 (Age 91) (par George William SELBY & Susanna EARLES) - as George William SELBY, born South Yarra. Death registered at Malvern East, Australia."
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B5666/1858 (par George William SELBY & Susanna EARLES) - as George William SELBY, Birth registered at Sth Yarra, Australia."
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - Benjamin Crosthwaite of Selbourne Road Kew Esquire and George William Selby of 31 Queen Street Melbourne Accountant - joint proprietors.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - Red Ink No. 3118172 George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant the survivor of the proprietors names herein is by direction of the Commissioner of Titles, now registered as sole proprietor of the land now comprised herein.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - George William Selby of Glenbrook Avenue East Malvern Accountant - C/T 5678-485.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5678-485 - Branch Gardiner of Berwick Married Woman.
Last Edited5 Apr 2022

Branch Smith

F, #27854, b. 6 Nov 1887, d. 1968
Married NameGardiner. 
Birth*6 Nov 1887 Victor Harbour, SA, Australia, #B138/407 (par William Norris Smith & Isabella Miln Beck) - as Blanch SMITH.1 
Marriage*27 Dec 1913 Spouse: Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner. "Bellewood", Yeeleanna, SA, Australia, #M257/978.2,3
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jan 1914GARDINER—SMITH.—On the 27th December, 1913, at "Bellewood," Yeeleanna, by Rev. W. Rankine, Stewart, second son of John Gardiner, Portrush road, Toorak, to Branch, only daughter of William Morris Smith, Yeelanna. Present address—"Eggesford," Albert-street, Dulwich.4 
Land-Berwick*22 Dec 1950 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from George William Selby to Branch Gardiner. 226a 3r 7p.5 
Widow10 Aug 1953She became a widow upon the death of her husband Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner.6 
Death*1968 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D11862/1968 (Age 82) (par William SMITH & BECK) - as Branch GARDINER.7 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1936Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner. With Nancy Barr Gardiner.8
1937Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner.9
1942Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner. With Lance Stewart Gardiner.10
1949Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Lance Stewart Gardiner.11
1954Doonside, The Crescent, Sassafras, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties.12

Family

Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner b. 1885, d. 10 Aug 1953
Child 1.Isabel Margaret Gardiner13 b. 1919

Citations

  1. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
    Blanch Smith, born 6 Nov 1887, at Hindmarsh. Parents William Norris Smith & Isabella Miln Beck, Registration Place: Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia. Reg No. 138/407."
  2. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "South Australia Marriages
    #M257/978, Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1913, Place: Res of W M Smith Yeelanna, South Australia
    Branch Smith & Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner
    Father: William Morris Smith, Spouse Father: John Gardiner."
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "Genealogy SA
    Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER, Branch, Marriage Year: 1913, 257/978, District: Flinders."
  4. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Thu 8 Jan 1914, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5403542
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 5678-485 - Branch Gardiner of Berwick Married Woman.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D21730/1953 (Age 68) (par John GARDINER & Ann Barr GEMMELL) - as Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER, born Unley, SA. Death registered at Tallangatta, Australia."
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D11862/1968 (Age 82) (par William SMITH & BECK) - as Branch GARDINER, born Victor Harbour, SA. Death registered at Armadale, Australia."
  8. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  9. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  10. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  11. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
  12. [S154] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1954.
  13. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B31195/1919 (par Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER & Branch SMITH) - as Isabel Margaret GARDINER, Birth registered at Surrey Hills."
Last Edited24 Jun 2022

Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner

M, #27855, b. 1885, d. 10 Aug 1953
Probate (Will)* 468/569. Tom D Stew Gardiner. Sassafrass. Engineer. Date of grant: 25 Nov 1953 ; Date of death: 10 Aug 1953.1 
Note*15 Jul 1880 Parents' marriage: #M124/140, Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1880, Place: Res of Thomas Gemmell Springfield, South Australia
Annie Barr Gemmell & John Gardiner
Father: Thomas Gemmell, Spouse Father: James Gardiner.2 
Birth*1885 Unley, SA, Australia, GARDINER, Tom Douglas Stewart, Birth Year: 1885, 360/456, District: Adelaide, Father: John GARDINER.3 
Marriage*27 Dec 1913 Spouse: Branch Smith. "Bellewood", Yeeleanna, SA, Australia, #M257/978.4,5
 
Marriage-Notice*8 Jan 1914GARDINER—SMITH.—On the 27th December, 1913, at "Bellewood," Yeeleanna, by Rev. W. Rankine, Stewart, second son of John Gardiner, Portrush road, Toorak, to Branch, only daughter of William Morris Smith, Yeelanna. Present address—"Eggesford," Albert-street, Dulwich.6 
Note1926 Parents' burial - see citation.7 
Note12 Dec 1932 Father: Mr. John Gardiner, chairman of the Public Service Classification Board, was born on May 10, 1851. He entered the Government service as a cadet in the Chief Secretary's office on September 10, 1866, and remained there until March, 1871. In April, 1871, he was transferred to the Treasury Department, and served there until September, 1874, when he was transferred to the Engineer-in-Chief's Department. The value of his work was fully recognised by the Government, and on June 1, 1888, he was made chief accountant. When the secretaryship to the Commissioner of Public Works became vacant through the death of the late Mr. John Mann in 1899, Mr. Gardiner to was promoted to that office, and held that position until January 1. 1901. On January 1, of the present year, he was appointed chairman of the Public Service Classification Board (the public servants having previously elected him as the representative of the service). He has earned out his new duties with characteristic courtesy and ability. Mr. Gardiner is very genial in disposition, and is deservedly held in high esteem by the civil servants.8 
Death*10 Aug 1953 Tallangatta, VIC, Australia, #D21730/1953 (Age 68) (par John GARDINER & Ann Barr GEMMELL) - as Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER.9 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1936Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Branch Gardiner. With Nancy Barr Gardiner.10
1937Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Branch Gardiner.11
1942Glennbarr, Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Branch Gardiner. With Lance Stewart Gardiner.12

Family

Branch Smith b. 6 Nov 1887, d. 1968
Child 1.Isabel Margaret Gardiner13 b. 1919

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 7591/P0003, 468/569
    VPRS 28/P0004, 468/569.
  2. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "South Australia Marriages
    #M124/140, Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1880, Place: Res of Thomas Gemmell Springfield, South Australia
    Annie Barr Gemmell & John Gardiner
    Father: Thomas Gemmell, Spouse Father: James Gardiner."
  3. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "Genealogy SA
    GARDINER, Tom Douglas Stewart, Birth Year: 1885, 360/456, District: Adelaide, Father: John GARDINER."
  4. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "South Australia Marriages
    #M257/978, Marriage Date: 27 Dec 1913, Place: Res of W M Smith Yeelanna, South Australia
    Branch Smith & Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner
    Father: William Morris Smith, Spouse Father: John Gardiner."
  5. [S63] South Australian Government. BDM Index South Australia "Genealogy SA
    Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER, Branch, Marriage Year: 1913, 257/978, District: Flinders."
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Thu 8 Jan 1914, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5403542
  7. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters City, South Australia, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197860038
    Grave of Annie Barr (Gemmell) Gardiner (24 Aug 1851-17 May 1926)
    Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters City, South Australia, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201286595
    Grave of John Gardiner (20 Jun 1851-12 Dec 1932)."
  8. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters City, South Australia, Australia, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201286595
    Grave of John Gardiner (20 Jun 1851-12 Dec 1932)."
  9. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D21730/1953 (Age 68) (par John GARDINER & Ann Barr GEMMELL) - as Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER, born Unley, SA. Death registered at Tallangatta, Australia."
  10. [S136] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1936.
  11. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  12. [S142] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1942.
  13. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B31195/1919 (par Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER & Branch SMITH) - as Isabel Margaret GARDINER, Birth registered at Surrey Hills."
Last Edited24 Jun 2022

Isabel Margaret Gardiner1

F, #27859, b. 1919
Father*Tom Douglas Stewart Gardiner1 b. 1885, d. 10 Aug 1953
Mother*Branch Smith1 b. 6 Nov 1887, d. 1968
Married NamePurton. 
Birth*1919 Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia, #B31195/1919 (par Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER & Branch SMITH) - as Isabel Margaret GARDINER.1 
Marriage-Notice*11 Feb 1942BETTY, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Stewart Gardiner, Glenbarr, Berwick, to Kenneth, eldest son of Mrs G. Purton, Mount Pleasant, Pakenham, and the late Mr G. Purton.2 
Marriage*1942 Spouse: Gerald Kenneth Dowie Purton. VIC, Australia, #M11879/1942, Isabel Margt GARDINER & Gerald Kenneth PURTON.3
 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 23 Nov 1945: PURTON (nee Gardiner).—On November 16, at Bush Nursing Hospital, Pakenham, to Betty and Ken—a daughter (Margaret Jane).4

Citations

  1. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B31195/1919 (par Tom Douglas Stewart GARDINER & Branch SMITH) - as Isabel Margaret GARDINER, Birth registered at Surrey Hills."
  2. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (Vic.) The Dandenong Journal (Vic.), Wed 11 Feb 1942, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215707455
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M11879/1942, Isabel Margt GARDINER & Gerald Kenneth PURTON."
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 23 Nov 1945, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/12154728
Last Edited24 Jun 2022

Elsie Gertrude MacKay

F, #27860, b. 20 Feb 1893, d. 1963
Father*Samuel Peter MacKay b. 1862, d. 11 May 1923
Mother*Florence Gertrude Taylor
Birth*20 Feb 1893 Roeburne, WA, Australia, #B591.1 
Land-Berwick*2 Aug 1915 BER-7.16 (pt) l/p 3056. Transfer from Samuel Peter MacKay to Elsie Gertrude MacKay. 75a 1r 6p - Lots 1A.1B 2A.2B 3A.3B 7A.7B.7C.7D 8A.8B 9A.9B 10A.10B 11A.11B 12A.12B 13B.2 
Land-Berwick*19 Nov 1920 BER-7.16 (pt) l/p 3056. Transfer from Elsie Gertrude MacKay to Edwin Harold Flack. 75a 1r 6p - Lots 1A.1B 2A.2B 3A.3B 7A.7B.7C.7D 8A.8B 9A.9B 10A.10B 11A.11B 12A.12B 13B.3 
Death*1963 Auburn, VIC, Australia, #D3025/1963 (Age 67) (par Samuel Peter MACKAY & Florence TAYLOR) - as Elsie Gertrude MCKAY.4 

Citations

  1. [S62] Western Australian Government. BDM Index Western Australia "Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
    Elsie Gertrude Mackay, born Abt 1893, at Roebourne. Parents Samuel Peter Mackay & Florence Gertrude Taylor, Registration Place: Western Australia, Australia. Registration Number: 591."
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3240-891 - Elsie Gertrude MacKay of "Strathnaver" Alma Road Saint Kilda Spinster.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3240-891 - Edwin Harold Flack - C/T 4440-870.
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D3025/1963 (Age 67) (par Samuel Peter MACKAY & Florence TAYLOR) - as Elsie Gertrude MCKAY, Death registered at Auburn, Australia."
Last Edited4 Apr 2022

Thomas Jefferson Riley

M, #27863, b. 1880, d. 1 Mar 1954
Thomas Jefferson RILEY
1905
Note Better known as T. Jeff Riley (b.1880 Dargo - d.1954 Murrumbeena), was in Boulder, Kalgoorlie 1898-1908 working the gold mines before moving to Berwick.
He had a successful business career in Murrumbeena, on the Caulfield Council, loved his cricket & football and was president of the Murrumbeena Cricket Club for 30yrs, 1922-1952.1 
Birth*1880 Dargo, VIC, Australia, #B1777/1880 (par Saml Thompson RILEY & Jane HUGHES) - as Thomas Jefferson RILEY.2 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Edith Selina Collins. VIC, Australia, #M555/1902, Thos Jefferson RILEY & Edith Selina COLLINS.3
 
Land-Berwick*2 Feb 1909 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Helen Agnes Alexander to Thomas Jefferson Riley. 226a 3r 7p.4 
Land-Berwick*19 Aug 1911 BER-7 (pt). Transfer from Thomas Jefferson Riley to Benjamin Crosthwaite George William Selby. 226a 3r 7p.5 
Note*31 May 1937 T. J. Riley.Esq., 338 Neerim Road, SE9
Dear Sir, I have pleasure in informing you that this Council has decided that the Reserve on the South side of Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, shall be known, henceforth, as "Riley Reserve". In coming to its decision to name the Reserve after you, the Council had in mind the years of valuable service which you gave to the ratepayers of the Municipality and particularly to the East Ward.
Youra faithfully, James R Briggs, Town Clerk, City of Caulfield.1 
Widower1 Oct 1946Thomas Jefferson Riley became a widower upon the death of his wife Edith Selina Collins.6 
Death*1 Mar 1954 Murrumbeena, VIC, Australia, #D2191/1954 (Age 74) (par Samuel RILEY & Jane HUGHES) - as Thomas Jefferson RILEY.7 
Death-Notice*3 Mar 1954RILEY, Thomas Jefferson.—On March 1, at Murrumbeena, dearly loved husband of Edith (deceased), loving father of Wallace, Wilfred, Phyllis (Mrs. Manuell), Hilda (Mrs. Scott), Ruth (Mrs. Guest), and Jim, aged 74 years. (Late Caulfield City council.)—Mother and father reunited.
RILEY. Thomas Jefferson.—On March 1, loving father of Hilda, fond father-in-law of Bob, and grandfather of Graeme and Ronald, aged 74 years.—Peacefully sleeping.
RILEY.— The Funeral of the late Mr. THOMAS JEFFERSON RILEY, of 338 Neerim road, Murrumbeena, is appointed to leave St. Peter's Church of England. Neerim road, Murrumbeena, THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 3 p.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium.
T. BATHURST & Co (late AIF) LF6337
RILEY.—Carnegie Lodgem No.287, A., Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge are respectfully informed that the Funeral of their esteemed late Wor. Bro. THOMAS JEFFERSON RILEY, P.M., will leave St. Peter's Church of England, Neerim road, Murrumbeena, THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 3 p.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium.8 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Edith Selina Riley.9
191214 Llaneast Street, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: farmer. With Edith Selina Riley.10
1914Tranmere Avenue, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: wood merchant. With Edith Selina Riley.11,12
1937338 Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: wood merchant. With Edith Selina Riley. With Wallace Jefferson Riley Wilfred Hugh Riley.13

Grave

  • Pittosporum, Garden F1, Bed 20, Rose 72, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia14

Newspaper-Articles

  • 16 Oct 1909: MELBOURNE LIVE STOCK MARKET. NEWMARKET, TUESDAY, 12th OCTOBER.
    Messrs. Powers, Rutherford and Co. sold—Ewes: T. J. Riley, Berwick, 11/7; 54 merino.15
  • 8 Jun 1910: Mr. J. Riley has been returned (unopposed) for the vacancy in the Berwick shire council caused by the retirement of Cr. J. B. Wilson.16
  • 24 Nov 1910: The Berwick Riding Valuation. -o- Crs. Henty and Martin Hit Out. A Serious Allegation.
    At the Berwick Council Meeting on Saturday, a representative deputation of ratepayers from the Berwick Riding appeared in regard to the new valuation.
    They were appointed at a meeting held at Berwick on Saturday week.
    The standing orders were suspended early in the meeting in order that they could be heard. Among the deputation ists were Cr. Carroll, of Malvern, and ex-Cr. Barr, who were both accommodated with seats at the council table.
    Mr. W. Wilson was the first speaker, and he read the resolution passed at the public meeting in opposition to the new valuation. He understood that the new valuation would remove the existing anomalies, but it contained twenty times as many anomalies as the old one. In township properties there had been an increase of from 200 to 500 per cent above what properties had been actually sold at. Very few of the better class of residential places or farm lands had been valued fairly; they were 40, 50 and 100 per cent above the actual selling price.
    They desired to have the valuation thrown out and the matter placed on a better footing. He did not appose a new valuation, but the valuer had gone to extremes.
    One block that had been sold for £30 was valued at £130. He further pointed out the inconsistency in placing McGinty's and Barker's places as the same valuation.
    Mr. Warmbruhn said that seven years ago he bought a block of land for £50, which was the best offer the then owner could get for it. He spent 30/ on it, and it was now valued at £300. He would be willing to take £100 for it. Its rental value was put down at £15 per year. The thing was exorbitant.
    Mr. O'Niell said he rented the paddock known as Dean's for 17 years at £50 per year and had bought it at £8 per acre. The new valuation made it worth £150 per year.
    Mr Lyons said he was raised from £20 to £40. One of the poorest people in Harkaway was formerly rated at £8, but this had been raised to £18. Land near the post office there had been raised from £6 to £20.
    Mr Sheriff said he had been increased from £10 to £22; it was not a fair thing. Mr Carroll said that no doubt the council had acted in a legal way in making the new valuation, but they could make some compromise to get out of the trouble, or they would have innumerable appeals. Whoever won would lose, for the council would be fighting with the ratepayers' money. A compromise could be arranged without any loss of dignity to any of the parties. The valuation had had the effect of waking the ratepayers up from their slumbers, and although they were now smarting under the injustice done them, some good would result from their deputation.
    Mr. McLennan said his land at Narre Warren carried £3 2/6 rates last year, but the new valuation made it nearly £10. This was a tremendous jump, and put a damper on a new-comer to the district.
    He had not seen the valuer at his place at any time. Mr. Hanley said that land he had bought from Mr. Grice had been raised from £7 10/ to about £10. Another property was risen from £75 to £125, and another from £25 to £35. Naturally he was "bucking" at it. Other land had been raised over 100 per cent. Mr Pearson quoted an increase of from 200 to 400 per cent. He was valued at £20 per acre.
    Cr. a'Beckett—Will you take £20 per acre for it?
    Mr Pearson—That is not a fair question.
    Ex-Cr Barr said no sane man could call the new valuation a fair thing. The valuer had never looked at some of the properties.
    Cr a'Beckett—The valuation would cost £1000 if the valuer had to wait and catch every man at home.
    Ex-Cr Barr—He hurried round to get his money as easily as he could.
    Cr. T. Bourke—That is most unfair.
    Ex-Cr Barr said he did not want to tread on anybody's corns. A property adjoining Cr. a'Beckett's place, without a house on it, was valued at £40; the next place, with an orchard, an 8 or 9-roomed house and sheds, was only a few pounds higher.
    Dr Langmore said he had not met a man who supported the new valuation. Some valuations were most iniquitous.
    Cr Beaumont said the Council should not let the deputation depart without giving them what redress they could. It appeared that they could not cast the new valuation aside, so they should take the next best step, and appoint a committee, comprising the Berwick Riding members and one councillor from each of the other ridings, with Mr. John Brown, the ex-valuer, to go into the matter. The Council had to safeguard the revenue, and they would be faced with a large number of appeals that they would lose. The new valuation was iniquitous and incongruous.
    The suggestion was agreed to, being seconded by the President, who said he felt sure that some mistake had been made. The course suggested was the only way out of the difficulty.
    C r. a'Beckett rose to make a personal explanation. He had been blamed for the new valvation, which was considered to be an injustice. His name had been mentioned a good deal, and it was brought before a meeting of ratepayers held at Berwick, and he had been told that if he now went before the retepayers he would be cast from his seat as a councillor. The valuation was not satisfactory, and would have to be remedied. When he first entered the Council it was the general opinion that a new valuation was wanted.
    There had not been a valuation for 10 years, and this state of affairs was not complying with the spirit of the Local Government Act. The collection of rates was the basis of all business of the Council. They knew that some places were over-rated and that some were undervalued, and they should try and remedy this state of things. More revenue was needed, as in the Bcrwick Riding they only had £100 to spend. Land values had gone up in 19 years. Cr Riley had come into the Council on a wave of reform and supported him (Cr. a'Beckett) for that reason——
    Cr Riley—That is not so. I acted on my own convictions.
    Cr a'Beckett said he had spoken to Mr Brown about a valuation, and he found that Mr Brown's view was that a property right along side a railway station was not worth more than a similar property some distance from the line.
    Cr Beaumont—That's a mistake. No one would say such a thing.
    Cr a'Beckett—I got that idea from Mr Brown's conversation. Speaking to Mr Mulcahy, he found that that gentleman had wholesome views on the question of valuing, and he supported his appointment. He must admit that he was disappointed with the result. He did not want any startling valuation; he was not a kite flier. He wanted a reasonable modification of the old valuation. In the new valuation some people in the township were very much overrvalued, and they had his sympathy, but he thought the larger properties around the town needed to be raised in their valuation. The mistakes in the new valuation were not so glaring in the out side places. Mr Mulcahy fell in because he wanted to do what was right, but he took on too much, and should have modified his views on hearing the views of other people.
    Cr Riley—He is not an independent man then.
    The President—We are arriving at nothing.
    Cr a'Beckett said this was a serious matter. The valuer was entitled to get all the information he could. It had been stated that there was no need to raise more rates in the Berwick Riding, but, for one thing, money was needed to improve the roads at Narre Warren.
    The President—Confine yourself to the valuation.
    Cr a'Beckett—I want to make my actions clear on this matter. They should not blame him for what the valuer had done.
    The President—No councillor blames you.
    Mr W. Wilson said that two valuations had been altered in pencil since the valuation was put in.
    Mr Wilson went and got the valuation book, and said it was a well known fact that Cr a'Beckett's valuation was brought down to £75. It was a very serious thing.
    Cr a'Beckett—That is not a fact. Mine is raised to £85.
    Cr Martin—This is not the time to introduce a matter of that sort. If an alteration had been made it should be reported and properly investigated.
    Cr Henty said he would like to say a few words to justify the action of the Council in regard to the new valuation. It was not correct, as Mr W. Wilson was reported in the Berwick paper to have said, that Crs Beaumont and Riley were not responsible for the appointment of Mr. Mulcahy. Neither was Cr Riley correct in saying, "We opposed the appointment and could do no more." Those and other statements made were absolutely wrong. The motion for the appointment of the valuer was by Crs a'Beckett and Riley, and it was carried. If there had been any great opposition to the motion the Council would not have carried it. It was the general practice, when two members for a riding were in favor of a certain course, to vote with the majority. There would have been no new valuation if Crs Beaumont and Riley had been against it. Mr Wilson had said that Cr Beaumont had opposed the appointment of Mr Mulcahy, but as a matter of fact the Berwick Riding members had the opportunity of appointing whoever they pleased, but they reduced the number of applicants for the position to three, and then asked the other councillors to vote with them for one of the three. Mr Mulcahy got the greatest number of votes. It was capable for the Berwick Riding members to have struck Mr Mulcahy's name out of the list of candidates if they had so wished. The appointment of Mr Mulcahy was moved by Cr aBeckett and seconded by Cr Beaumont. It was in the minutes and anybody could see it.
    Mr Wilson (to Cr Henty)—My reference at the meeting was to the time the valuation was first mooted. I laid great stress on that fact.
    Cr Thos Bourke supported the remarks of Cr Henry as to the statements reported in the Berwick paper. When the appointment of the valuer was referred to the other councillors they did the best they could, and he for one would vote in the same way again. Mr. Mulcahy was honest, spright and just. He might make mistakes the same as any other man. They had come to the best conclusion they could in endeavoring to settle the matter. It was clear from the important deputation that something was wrong. If put to the vote he would have to vote to reject the valuation. If the anomalies could be rectified, well and good.
    Mr. W. Wilson—I don't impute any dishonesty, and give the valuer credit for doing his best. I would not wish that to be thought of me for one single minute.
    Cr. Martin said he always held the opinion that a new valuation was necessary for the Berwick Riding. It was unfortunate that the valuer was appointed at a time when the values of land were high and when there was going to be depreciation in the value of property. He was sorry to think there was occasion to call so many away from their work to attend the Council meeting. All valuations had their imperfections, but the deputation should not go away with the idea that there would be a much reduced valuation.
    Cr Carroll had spoken of dignity in connection with this matter, but a rich riding like Berwick Riding should be in funds. That day they owned £200 to their banker. They should not live on the other ridings. If there was one riding in the Shire that adopted a cheese-paring policy it was the Berwick Riding. Only a short time ago the members of that riding went to the Public Works Department for money. (To the Deputation—You men that own some of the finest land in the State.) They asked for money to enable them to carry out necessary works. Every one knew that low valuation of land was a mistake. It was better to have a fair one. They would have by the new valuation, £286 to spend for the next twelve months. They could spend a quarter of that on the boundaty road between Berwick and Beaconsfield. It was a disgrace.
    He contradicted the statement made at the public tmeeting that he seconded the motion for the new valuation.
    Mr Wilson he referred to 12 months ago.
    Cr Martin said he might have done so then. As far as Mr Mulcahy was concerned, they seemed to want to shift the onus off the Berwick riding members.
    John Mulcahy was known as "Honest John," and to-day he was an honest man. He would like that fact to go forth. He would not like anything to go out that would place a slur on Mr Mulcahy as a valuer. The Council could not reduce the new valuation to the extent some of them thought if the public works necessary for the riding were to be carried out.
    Cr Riley—Part of the discussion has developed into an election meeting——
    Cr a'Beckett (sharply, to Cr. Riley) Are you alluding to me ?
    Cr RIiley—No. I made a mistake in what Mr Wilson said at the meeting. He (the speaker) wanted a proper and equitable valuation, one in which the man on each side of the fence slould pay the same. He objected to the valuation, as it deserved to be objected to. He knew that Mr Mulcahy was honest in his convictions.
    Cr a'Beckett—I would like the secretary to read out what my new valuation is.
    The secretary (reading from the valuation book)—£85.
    Mr. W. Wilson—Cr a'Beckett is not right. This is too glaring altogether. (He picked up the book and slammed it on the table). I need not say any more about it.
    A motion for the appointment of the committee suggested was then put and carried.
    Mr Wilson thanked the Council for the attentive hearing the deputation had received, and they then withdrew.
    Further reference was made to this matter at a later stage of the meeting.
    Cr Martin said it would be necessary to send a notice to each ratepayer in the Berwick Riding, informing him on what days the committee would sit. He thought that any appeals would be confined to the Court of Petty Sessions. He moved to that effect.
    The motion was seconded by Cr James. It was only a fair thing to do.
    Cr a'Beckett said they should decide on the procedure to be followed at the inquiry.
    Cr. T. Bourke—It is in the hands of the committee.
    Cr Beaumont—Can't this remain in abeyance. The committee can deal with appeals.
    Cr Martin explained the procedure adopted by the Melbourne City Council.
    The Council agreed to reduce the valuation in certain cases, and there was no need for ratepayers thus dealt with to appear in Court. The Court initialled the reductions agreed to and the thing was all over.
    The motion suggested was, after some further discussion carried in the names of Crs Beaumont and a'Beckett.
    The reference to pencil marks in the valuation book, having a decidedly sinister meaning, led our representative to speak to Mr. Mulcahy, the valuer, on the subject. In reply to a question, Mr. Mulcahy said that an alteration was made by him in Cr. a'Beckett's valuation several days prior to the October meeting of the Berwick Council, and it was done in ink, the valuation being raised a little. He intended, prior to that Council meeting, to re-adjust Cr. Riley's valuation, intending to reduce it on account of low lying land in the property, and he waited until the morning of the meeting referred to in order to find out the exact area of the low portion. Having found this out from Cr. Riley he proceeded to make the alteration, and went into the library of the Pakenham Hall to do so. Cr. Carney was with him at the time. He asked that councillor for a pen, but he could only get him an indelible pencil, and it was with this that the alteration was made.
    Cr. Riley was in the room while it was done. Concluding, Mr. Mulcahy said, "When the alterations I mention were made the valuation book was in my possession, and I had every right to amend it in any way I thought fit before I handed it over to the Council." William Gilbert A'Beckett George Wilson Martin17
  • 4 Mar 1911: LIVE STOCK AND STATIONS. Clearing Sale. Berwick. MONDAY, 6th MARCH. At Half-past 1 o'clock.
    ROBT. GUNN and Co. (through their W. N. Wauchope) have been favoured with instructions from Mr. T. J. Riley, owing to having sold his property, to sell, on the farm, Berwick, on the above date, at 3.30, the whole of his
    HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP, IMPLEMENTS, HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c.,
    As follows:—
    HORSES.—2 farm horses, good in all work; 1 farm mare, foal on foot, in foal to "Souter Johnny"; 1 mare and foal, 1 filly, 1 buggy mare.
    CATTLE.—3 milking cows, 1 springer, 1 heifer, 1 bull, 2 calves.
    SHEEP.—30 comeback sheep.
    IMPLEMENTS.—Portable engine, 8 h.p. (Clayton and Shuttleworth); saw bench, 2 caws and beltin, reaper and binder (Massey Harris), seed drill (Massey-Harris), disc harrow, plain harrows, S.F. disc plough (Sunshine), garden plough, 2 drays and harness, 1 spring cart and harness, 1 dog cart and harness, 3 sets plough harness, 20-gal, separator (Sharples), quantity potatoes, artificial manure, wire netting, tools and a lot of sundries.
    FURNITURE.—Bedroom suite, sittingroom suite, single and double bedsteads, dressing tables, washstands, kitchen furniture and utensils.
    35 TONS OATEN HAY.
    NOTE.—The portable engine and saw belt are lying at the Beaconsfield railway station, and can be inspected there, and anyone buying from a distance can have it trucked without any trouble.
    All the implements are in splendid order, and as Mr. Riley has sold his property, everything will be sold without reserve.
    Robert Gunn and Co., 452 Bourke-street, Melbourne, also Dandenong and Bass.18
  • 11 Mar 1911: Robert Gunn and Co. report having held, for Mr. J. T. Riley, Berwick, oh March 6, a clearing sale of everything, owing to his having sold his estate. Aged geldings, to £40; delivery mare, foal, at £37/10/; buggy mare, £20; ponies, £11 10/; cows in milk, to £6/15/; bull, at £3/5/, sheep, 12/6. Most of the implements sold well, also furniture and sundries.19
  • 23 Mar 1911: An extraordinary vacancy is about to be created in the Berwick riding of the Shire of Berwick through the retirement of Cr. Riley, who, owing to the sale of his property, has lost his qualification to sit as councillor.
    The resignation will be placed before the council at next meeting, and steps will then be taken to fill the vacancy. During his short term in the council Cr Riley has done good work and his retirement will be generally regretted by the ratepayers. - " News."20
  • 6 Apr 1911: Mr. H. S. Barr announces that he is a candidate for the vacancy in the Berwick riding of the Shire of Berwick, caused by the retirement of Cr. Riley. Harry Smith Barr21
  • 27 Apr 1911: Mr. H. S. Barr has been elected to fill the extraordinary vacancy in the Berwick Riding of the Shire of Berwick, caused by the retirement of Cr Riley. Mr. Barr has already had some municipal experience. Harry Smith Barr22
  • 18 May 1911: From Cr Riley (Berwick riding) resigning his position as a councillor. Received, and Cr. Riley to be sent a letter acknowledging his services.23
  • 30 Mar 1927: POINTS FOR VOTERS. Facts About Oakleigh Candidates. Short sketches of candidates and their views will be given in The Herald from day to day. Oakleigh electorate is dealt with today!
    Oakleigh, which is one of the four new metropolitan seats established under the redistribution scheme, is the fourth largest electorate in the State, there being 26,500 electors on the roll. The district was formerly part or Boroondarra electorate, which comprised 74,000 electors.
    Dissatisfaction at the result of the pre-selection has been expressed by a section of the Nationalists, and a split anti-Labor vote is threatened. Cr. H. Lord, who was one of the defeated candidates in the Nationalist pre-selection, is now working in the interests of Mr Riley, the Liberal candidate.
    The candidates are:—
    KNOX, Robert Wilson, St. George's road, Toorak, merchant (Nat.)
    REID, Squire Horace, Arawatta street, Murrumbeena, cigar-maker (Lab.)
    RILEY, Thomas Jefferson, 338 Neerim road, Murrumbeena, merchant (Lib.)24
  • 30 Mar 1927: THE LIBERAL
    Mr Riley, who was born at Dargo, North Gippsland, was for five and a half years a member of the Caulfield City Council.
    Before that he was a councillor at Berwick.
    Mr Riley has been in business at Murrumbeena for the past 13 years.
    In early life he worked on the land.
    Mr Riley is an advocate of extended educational facilities for the children of working men.
    He favors the establishment of more high schools, more generous endowment of the Victorian University, greater encouragement of technical education, the promotion of public health, economy and limitation of Government borrowing.25
  • 9 Feb 1929: Contingent from Victoria
    THE pentenary celebrations will attract many old Westralians from the eastern States. Already, I hear, Mr J. A. Jones, official organiser for the Old West Australians' Association, has the names of 160 former residents who intend to make the trip. A special train has been chartered, and will leave Melbourne in August. A stay of one or two days will be made at Katgoorlie.
    The president In Melbourne of the Old Westralians is Mr T. J. (Jeff) Riley, of Murrumbeena, a noted goldfields footballer of years ago, and later a member of the St. Kilda team. The association's office is at 150 Flinders Lane.26

Citations

  1. [S71] From John Beech.
  2. [S26] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Births) (online) "#B1777/1880 (par Saml Thompson RILEY & Jane HUGHES) - as Thomas Jefferson RILEY, Birth registered at Dargo, Australia."
  3. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M555/1902, Thos Jefferson RILEY & Edith Selina COLLINS."
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2767-383 - Thomas Jefferson Riley of Berwick Farmer - C/T 3321-102.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3321-102 - Benjamin Crosthwaite of Selbourne Road Kew Esquire and George William Selby of 31 Queen Street Melbourne Accountant - joint proprietors.
  6. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D10515/1946 (Age 64) (par John COLLINS & Mary Jane ROSEWARNE) - as Edith Selina RILEY, born Ballarat. Death registered at Melbourne, Australia."
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D2191/1954 (Age 74) (par Samuel RILEY & Jane HUGHES) - as Thomas Jefferson RILEY, born Dargo. Death registered at Murrumbeena, Australia."
  8. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 3 Mar 1954, p13
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/26594169
  9. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  10. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  11. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  12. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  13. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  14. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Pittosporum, Garden F1, Bed 20, Rose 72, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704097
    Grave of Thomas Jefferson Riley (1880-1 Mar 1954)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704065
    Grave of Edith Selina (Collins) Riley (1881-1 Oct 1946)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704135
    Grave of Wilfred Hugh Riley (1907-14 Nov 1978)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233703990
    Grave of Phyliss Edith (Riley) Manuell (10 Jul 1912-12 Jun 1986)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704032
    Grave of Thomas Stocker Manuell (1911-22 Oct 1961)."
  15. [S14] Newspaper - Leader (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 16 Oct 1909, p39
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/197077989
  16. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Wed 8 Jun 1910, p2
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66201895
  17. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 24 Nov 1910, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66202747
  18. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 4 Mar 1911, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/196187627
  19. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 11 Mar 1911, p14
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/142940648
  20. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 23 Mar 1911, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66203459
  21. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 6 Apr 1911, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66203548
  22. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 27 Apr 1911, p3
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66203643
  23. [S12] Newspaper - South Bourke and Mornington Journal (Richmond, Vic.), Thu 18 May 1911, p4
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66203767
  24. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 30 Mar 1927, p5
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243611300
  25. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 30 Mar 1927, p5 (Illustrated)
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243611300
  26. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 9 Feb 1929, p8
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244304588
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Edith Selina Collins

F, #27864, b. 1882, d. 1 Oct 1946
Edith Selina RILEY
1905
Married NameRiley.1 
Birth*1882 Ballarat, VIC, Australia. 
Marriage*1902 Spouse: Thomas Jefferson Riley. VIC, Australia, #M555/1902, Thos Jefferson RILEY & Edith Selina COLLINS.1
 
Death*1 Oct 1946 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, #D10515/1946 (Age 64) (par John COLLINS & Mary Jane ROSEWARNE) - as Edith Selina RILEY.2 
Death-Notice*2 Oct 1946RILEY (nee Collins).—On October 1, at the Alfred Hospital, Edith Selina, dearly loved wife of Thomas Jefferson, loving mother of Wallace, Wilfred, Phyliss, Hilda, Ruth and Jim. Sweet rest.
RILEY.— The funeral of the late MRS EDITH SELINA RILEY will leave St. Peter's Church, Neerim Road, Murrumbeena. TO-MORROW (Thursday), at 3 p.m., after a service which will commence at 2.45 p.m., for the Springvale Crematorium.
T. BATHURST & CO. (late AIF). Caulfield. LF6337.3 

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

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1909Berwick, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Jefferson Riley.4
191214 Llaneast Street, Malvern, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Jefferson Riley.5
1914Tranmere Avenue, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Jefferson Riley.6,7
1937338 Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties. With Thomas Jefferson Riley. With Wallace Jefferson Riley Wilfred Hugh Riley.8

Grave

  • Pittosporum, Garden F1, Bed 20, Rose 72, Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, VIC, Australia9

Newspaper-Articles

  • 1 Oct 1947: RILEY (Collins). — In loving memory of my beloved wife, Edith Selina, who passed away on October 1, 1946. The one I loved with all my heart. — Inserted by her loving husband, Jeff Riley, Murrumbeena.
    RILEY (Collins).—In ever loving memory of our dearly beloved and loving wife and mother, who was called home on October 1, 1946. In sweet rest. — Inserted by her loving husband and family.
    RILEY (nee Collins). In loving memory of our beloved mother and grandma. Passed away October 1, 1946. Your memory is as dear to-day.—Inserted by Phyllis and Tom, and grandchildren Phyllis, Jeff and Ross Manuell.
    RILEY (nee Collins). — In loving memory of grandma Riley, passed away October 1, 1946. Memory is a golden chain.—Inserted by Albert, Billy, Audrey, Carol and Beverley Dodson.
    RILEY (nee Collins).—Edith, beloved mother of Wally and Amy, passed away October 1, 1946. A better mother you could not find.
    RILEY (Collins).—In sad but loving memory of my loving mother, passed away one year ago to-day. Forget you, mum, I never will. — Inserted by Jim.
    RILEY (Collins). — In loving memory of our darling mum and grandma, passed away October 1, 1946. We loved you then, we love you still. Sadly missed by Ruth, Harold, grandchildren, John and Phillip Guest.10

Citations

  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online) "#M555/1902, Thos Jefferson RILEY & Edith Selina COLLINS."
  2. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online) "#D10515/1946 (Age 64) (par John COLLINS & Mary Jane ROSEWARNE) - as Edith Selina RILEY, born Ballarat. Death registered at Melbourne, Australia."
  3. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 2 Oct 1946, p6
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245534738
  4. [S109] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1909.
  5. [S112] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1912.
  6. [S114] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1914.
  7. [S119] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1919.
  8. [S137] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1937.
  9. [S345] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, www.findagrave.com "Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Greater Dandenong City, Victoria, Australia, Plot: Pittosporum, Garden F1, Bed 20, Rose 72, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704097
    Grave of Thomas Jefferson Riley (1880-1 Mar 1954)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704065
    Grave of Edith Selina (Collins) Riley (1881-1 Oct 1946)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704135
    Grave of Wilfred Hugh Riley (1907-14 Nov 1978)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233703990
    Grave of Phyliss Edith (Riley) Manuell (10 Jul 1912-12 Jun 1986)
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233704032
    Grave of Thomas Stocker Manuell (1911-22 Oct 1961)."
  10. [S16] Newspaper - The Age (Melbourne, Vic.), Wed 1 Oct 1947, p9
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206050734
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NOTE

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