Daniel Joughin

M, #12361
Marriage* Spouse: Mary Ann Porteous.
 

Family

Mary Ann Porteous
Children 1.Frederick Daniel Joughin b. 1879, d. 7 Jun 1964
 2.Francis Joughin+ b. 1883, d. 1966
Last Edited25 Jan 2016

Mary Ann Porteous

F, #12362
Marriage* Spouse: Daniel Joughin.
 
Married NameJoughin. 

Family

Daniel Joughin
Children 1.Frederick Daniel Joughin b. 1879, d. 7 Jun 1964
 2.Francis Joughin+ b. 1883, d. 1966
Last Edited25 Jan 2016

Francis Joughin

M, #12363, b. 1883, d. 1966
Father*Daniel Joughin
Mother*Mary Ann Porteous
Birth*1883 Templestowe, VIC, Australia, #B5829.1 
Marriage*1911 Spouse: Ethel May Vic Wellwood. VIC, Australia, #M6155.1
 
Death*1966 Kew, VIC, Australia, #D4991 (Age 83.)1 

Family

Ethel May Vic Wellwood
Child 1.William Francis Joughin b. 1912

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
Last Edited25 Jan 2016

William Francis Joughin

M, #12365, b. 1912
Father*Francis Joughin b. 1883, d. 1966
Mother*Ethel May Vic Wellwood
Birth*1912 Kew, VIC, Australia, #B12973.1 
Land-Note*25 Nov 1964 GEM-D-11 Frederick Daniel Joughin. Frederick Daniel Joughin died on 7 June 1964. Probate of his will granted to William Francis Joughin of 33 Sunburst Avenue North Balwyn Sales Manager.2 
Land-Note*29 Jun 1967 GEM-D-11 l/p 57184 (Lot 1), 45 Stoney Creek Road: Mortgagee: William Francis Joughin. Discharged 18 Oct 1967. Mortgagor was Pine Grove Hotel Pty Ltd.3 

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7343-446 & C/T 8392-619 - Frederick Daniel Joughin died on 7 June 1964. Probate of his will granted to William Francis Joughin of 33 Sunburst Avenue North Balwyn Sales Manager.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8390-122.
Last Edited29 Sep 2018

Rowland Hardley

M, #12369
Marriage* Spouse: Jessie Robertson. England.
 

Family

Jessie Robertson
Children 1.Rose Hardley+ b. 1908, d. 1985
 2.John Hardley b. 1921, d. 1985
Last Edited26 Jan 2016

Jessie Robertson

F, #12370
Marriage* Spouse: Rowland Hardley. England.
 
Married NameHardley. 

Family

Rowland Hardley
Children 1.Rose Hardley+ b. 1908, d. 1985
 2.John Hardley b. 1921, d. 1985
Last Edited26 Jan 2016

Thomas James Pavich

M, #12371, b. 1894, d. 1939
Birth*1894 Yandoit, VIC, Australia, #B34231 [par Antonio PAVICH & Mary HALLINAN].1 
Marriage*1931 Spouse: Rose Hardley. VIC, Australia, #M2480.1
 
Death*1939 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D10336 (Age 45) [par Antonio PAVICH & Mary HALLINAN].1 
Death-Notice*27 Oct 1939OBITUARY The death occurred during the week-end of Mr. Thomas. James Pavich, late 59th Battalion A.I.F., at the age of 45 years. The late Mr. Pavich lived at Rotheram Park, Bundoora for some years, and later moved to Cockatoo. He married Miss Rose Hardley, of Bundoora, who was the eldest daugh ter of the late Roland Hardley, first president of the Greensborough subbranch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. He left one daughter, Miss Pat- ricia Pavich. Many returned soldiers attended the funeral which took place at the Fawkner Crematorium on Monday, when Mr. T. Wignell read the Soldiers' Ritual.2 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 2 Nov 1917: PRIVATE TOM PAVICH WRITES
    The following interesting letter was written by Pte. Tom Pavich, of Yandoit to his sister:
    We have been doing a march 15 miles per day, which takes us through a good deal of the rural parts of France. This is a beautyful country at this time of the year. We are billeted in a very old and picturesque village some few miles behind the firing line and every thing seems so peaceful and quiet with the birds whistling in the trees overhead, so different to what we have been used to. On every side is to be seen land of magnificent productivity and the peasantry of France working in a most industrious manner. Crops of every variety are in full bloom and soon harvesting will commence. To the progressive Australian the methods of farming here appear to be of a most obsolete nature, for the scythe is very much in evidence. We undoubtedly have more progressive methods of agriculture but the French peasant would I think produce more from one acre than we would from two, so thorough are they in all work pertaining to cultivation. The other day I noticed two young girls about 20 years of age digging on the corner of a ploughed field, on making inquiries I found it was the usual thing to dig the small piece of land in each corner where the plough cannot go. This country has suffered more I think than any other belligerent power involved in this world's slaughter for I have travelled through a great part of North and Western France and there is hardly a family which hasn't given at least one son for the great cause. There is not a man of military age to be seen on any of the farms, all are soldiers, therefore the old men and women are left to farm the land and grow food for tbe nation. Every morning these old women and men are to be seen with scythe or hoe on their shoulder walking to their field of labor.
    The majority of the young girls, have also heard the nation's call, for they have nearly all left their quiet country homes, and are employed in the great cities making munitions of war of every descripttion. Never have I seen women work so hard as the French peas- antry and I have the deepest sympathy for these toil worn mothers of France who work all hours in the field, then have to trudge home at nightfall with lagging step to commence the domestic work of cooking meals, and a hundred and one other things that confront the housewife. Yet stupendous though their labors are, and in many cases burdened with the loss of a son or filled with anxiety for the safety of husband or son, who at any time may be called upon to pay the supreme sacrifice, they always have a cheery smile, and are the last word in hospitality.
    One thing that the observer can not fail to notice is that the people of France are ardent followers of their religion which is as you know R.C. On the roads and in the parks are to be seen many statues of Christ nailed to the Cross and all villages boast of their fine churches.
    Now to touch but briefly on the large town or cities. Most of the buildings are of an old and obsolete type but always there is to be seen a Cathedral of wonderful architectture. I paid a visit to the city of Amiens. In this place there is a magnificent Cathedral of unique masonry. It is about as large if not larger than St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. I noticed on some of the vaults the year 1200 so you will note that it is a very old building. I stayed to hear the service which was far more pompous than any I have ever seen before, but as these smooth faced gentlemen were speaking French I was unable to learn much from the sermon. The place had hundreds of candles burning in it and my Protestant friend who was with me remarked that he thought it a waste of candles.
    Most of the women in these large places are dressed in a most charming manner and are very pretty, but, alas, methinks it is due to the mode of living to the immoral life that these women of the cities of France live that is to be found the solution of the decay or decrease in the birth rate of this country. For the peasantry who work hard and lead clean lives, and take a natural pride in rearing a family I have the utmost respect, but for the gaily dressed madamoiselle of the city, who, in many cases, neither toil nor spin, but who are nothing more or less than parasites I have the utmost contempt, for the immoral manner in which they live, will, I think, if not checked be a positive menace to the future prosperity of their country.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S14] Newspaper - Advertiser (Hurstbridge, Vic.), 27 Oct 1939, p6.
  3. [S14] Newspaper - Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic.), 2 Nov 1917, p4.
Last Edited19 Oct 2020

The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd

?, #12378
(Owner) UBeac-Land(Selector) Robert John Stroud; PAK-142, VIC, Australia.1
 
Name Variation The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd was also known as The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd (in liquidation). 
Land-Note23 Mar 1884 PAK-186: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Discharged 4 Jun 1891. Mortgagor was Walter Cavalier.2 
Land-Note*7 Mar 1890 PAK-186: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd Montague Cohen. Transfer of mortgage to Montague Cohen.3 
Land-Note*4 Jun 1891 PAK-186.187: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Transfer to mortgagee by 23 Oct 1894 - mortgage was not discharged. Mortgagor was Walter Cavalier.4 
Land-Note*5 Feb 1892 GEM-D-12.13.24.28: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgagor was Frank George Turner Nicholas.5 
Land-UBeac*a 5 Feb 1892 GEM-D-12.13.24.28. Transfer from Frank George Turner Nicholas to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage foreclosed.5 
Land-Note*19 Mar 1892 PAK-142: Mortgagee: Alfred Mellor The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage No 132983. Not discharged.6 
Land-Note*25 Apr 1892 GEM-C-5.6.7: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Foreclosed. Mortgagor was Thomas Ellis.7 
Land-Note12 Nov 1892 PAK-31.32.33 l/p 2963 balance: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage No 142280 - not discharged. Mortgagor was Charles James George Nott.8 
Land-UBeac*28 Sep 1894 PAK-142. Transfer from Alfred Mellor to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd (in liquidation). 19a 3r 5p.9 
Land-UBeac*23 Oct 1894 PAK-186.187.188. Transfer from Walter Cavalier to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd.10 
Land-UBeac*24 Dec 1895 GEM-C-5.6.7. Transfer from Thomas Ellis to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Foreclosed.7 
Land-UBeac*6 Jul 1905 GEM-C-5.6.7. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to Robert Moffat Pender.11 
Land-Beacb 14 Nov 1905 PAK-31.32.33 l/p 2963 balance. Transfer from Charles James George Nott to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd. Mortgage No 142280 - not discharged.8 
Land-Beac14 Nov 1905 PAK-31.32.33 l/p 2963 part. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to Henry John Rix. 174a 2r 16p - transfer 515338.12 
Land-Beac31 Jan 1907 PAK-31.32.33 l/p 2963 balance. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to John Prescott Dyason. 45a ?r 16p (C/T 3180-913) - annexed hereto 147a 38p (C/T 3180-914) - transfer 540812.13 
Land-UBeac*5 Jul 1907 PAK-186.187.188. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to James Robertson. 59a 2r 37p.14 
Land-UBeac*11 Jul 1907 GEM-D-12.13.24. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to David Thomson. 54a 3r 32p.15 
Land-Note*11 Jul 1907 GEM-D-12.13.24: Mortgagee: The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd (in liquidation). Discharged 23 Oct 1912. Mortgagor was David Thomson.16 
Land-UBeac*10 Dec 1909 PAK-142. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd (in liquidation) to William Smith. 19a 3r 5p.17 
Land-UBeac30 Sep 1915 GEM-D-28. Transfer from The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd to David Thomson. 19a 2r 15p.18 

Citations

  1. [S81] Land Records & Parish Maps ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria). VPRS 5357/P0000/3919
    869/49 ROBERT STROUD PAKENHAM 142 19--3--5. 1877 - 1879.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1265-967 - Mortgage No 99718 - discharged 4 Jun 1891.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1265-967 - Mortgage No 274034? - discharged 4 Jun 1894.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-960 + C/T 1125-961 + C/T 1265-967 - Mortgage No 124704 - not discharged.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2255-907.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-268 - Mortgage No 132983. Not discharged.
  7. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Thomas Ellis to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited - foreclosed.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2239-616 - Mortgage No 142280 - not discharged.
  9. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-268 - The Mercantile Bank of Australia Ltd in liquidation.
  10. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-960 + C/T 1125-961 + C/T 1265-967 - The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited.
  11. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2097-351 to 2097-353 - Robert Moffatt Pender of Pakenham Grazier.
  12. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2239-616 - Henry John Rix of Officer Farmer - C/T 3096-002.
  13. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2239-616 - John Prescott Dyason of "The Burrows" ... Street hawthorn Manufacturer - C/T 3180-913 and 3180-914.
  14. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1125-960 + C/T 1265-967 + C/T 1125-961 - James Robertson of Runnymede Beaconsfield Grazier - C/T 3210-961 (59a 2r 37p).
  15. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2255-907 - The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited to David Thomson of Elmslea Upper Beaconsfield Gentleman - C/T 3213-503.
  16. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3213-503 - David Thomson to The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited (in liquidation).
  17. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1127-268 - William Smith of Berwick Labourer.
  18. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 2255-907 - The Mercantile Bank of Australia Limited to David Thomson - C/T 3920-928.
Last Edited31 Dec 2018

Evan Clarence Henry

M, #12383, b. 1887, d. 15 Jan 1980
ChartsDescendants of John BRISBANE
Descendants of William WILSON (#1)
Descendants of William WILSON (#2)
Descendants of John BUCHANAN
Probate (Will)* Evan Clarence Henry. Grazier. Berwick. 15 Jan 1980. 878/513.1       
Birth*1887 Warr, VIC, Australia, #B7482 [par John HENRY & Vince Ella FORREST].2 
Marriage*1915 Spouse: Annie Jane 'Nancy' Wilson. VIC, Australia, #M4512.2
 
Land-Berwick*21 Feb 1941 BER-S-11. Transfer from Thomas Clair Whiteside, James Richardson, Llewelyn David Beaumont to Evan Clarence Henry, Austin Jeffries Spencer, Leslie Wilson Anderson. 7a 0r 21p - ownership now Spencer, Henry and Anderson.3 
Land-Berwick*21 Feb 1941 BER-S-11. Transfer from Evan Clarence Henry, Austin Jeffries Spencer, Leslie Wilson Anderson to Alexander Paterson Downie. 7a 0r 21p.4 
Land-UBeac*2 Jun 1952 GEM-D-12 (part).13. Transfer from Gordon Nugent Ayrey to Evan Clarence Henry. 27a 0r 5p.5 
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1959 GEM-D-13, 2 Thomson Road. Transfer from Evan Clarence Henry to Lou Toppano. 14a 3r 33p.6 
Note*23 Feb 1968 Had a large pine plantation on his property. It burnt in the 1968 fires, and destroyed it completely. See Pakenham Gazette 23 Feb 1968.7 
Land-UBeac*5 Sep 1968 GEM-D-12 (part), 67 Stoney Creek Road. Transfer from Evan Clarence Henry to Vara Edith Goldman. 12a 12p.8 
Widower14 Feb 1974Evan Clarence Henry became a widower upon the death of his wife Annie Jane 'Nancy' Wilson.9 
Death*15 Jan 1980 Berwick, VIC, Australia, #D1844 (Age 93) [par John HENRY & Lavinia].2 
UBeac Research*19 Feb 2020 Evan Henry left his mark on the Berwick and Pakenham communities, involved in many groups and, along with fellow pioneer Dr Percy Langmore, planted many of the trees still lining the streets of the Berwick Village, as NEIL LUCAS reports in his latest look at the significance of place and street names in the region.
Evan's a great contributor
Evan Street, Berwick
Evan Clarence Henry and his forebears had a long association with the Berwick and Pakenham districts, his Scottish grandparent Robert Henry having settled in this area in 1842.
In 1873 Henry's parents John and Vinie (baptised Lavina, but she disliked the name, and was always known as Vinie) moved to Warragul where Evan Henry was born in 1887.
John Henry moved his family to Pakenham in 1893 when he acquired the lease of the eastern portion of IYU Estate.
The family ran a grazing business incorporating a dairy herd of about 50 cows, along with sheep, beef cattle and never less than 50 horses. Horses were sold to the remount trade in India and to market gardeners for carting their produce to market in Melbourne.
Accordingly young Evan attended the Pakenham State School and Cardinia School and at the age of 15 attended night school a number of times a week. He then enrolled at Scotch College, Hawthorn for one year "to finish off".
At 24 Evan worked as a jackeroo for Charles Whittakers on Wandocka Station on the
Thompson River 10 miles south of Maffra which was the headquarters for several other properties from Bengwardin to Bairnsdale and incorporated irrigation about which he was keen to learn.
After only a few weeks, Mr Whittakers asked him to take the position of overseer and take charge of the men and farming operations. After one and a half years at Wandocka, Evan returned to the family property at Pakenham.
Whilst living back in Pakenham he competed in both cricket and football for the local teams.
Evan moved to Berwick where, in 1915, he married Nancy, daughter of Berwick's pioneering Wilson family.
The 19 May 1915 edition of the Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne
Gazette reported: "An interesting wedding was celebrated at "Blairgowrie", Berwick, on Thursday last, when Mr Evan C. Henry, second son of Mr and Mrs Henry of "Doneraile", Pakenham was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Wilson, eldest
daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Wilson of "Blairgowrie." The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. S. Whiteside. The bride wore an exquisite dress of crepe de chine, the court train, falling from the shoulders, was lined with pale pink ninon (ninon - a sheer fabric of silk). She wore her mother's veil of Brussels net, which was encircled by a wreath of orange blossoms and heather and carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and azaleas.
Mr Norman Beaumont was best man. After the ceremony, a reception and wedding tea was served in the ball-room, when the guests were received by the bride's mother. During the afternoon Gabriel's Band played musical selections. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a d iamond cluster ring set in platinum. The bride and bridegroom motored away on their honeymoon to Melbourne en route to Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The bride travelled away in a steel grey coat and skirt, her hat being of black Panne velvet trimmed with black ostrich feathers. She wore a set of squirrel furs, the gift of her father."
Evan and Nancy had two children Evan Jnr. and Margaret and farmed the 220 hectare Quarry Hills property at Berwick, which they leased from Nancy's father William Wilson for the following 45 years.
Evan transferred his cricket team membership to the Berwick Cricket Club where he was elected captain in 1920. He was appointed as captain of the district representative team which played a game against the Melbourne Cricket Club on the MCG.
In 1920 Evan purchased a property near Echuca and contemplated moving his farming
interests there. However, this was not to be and he remained in Berwick to become one of the district's most successful farmers, establishing sheep at Quarry Hills.
He imported sheep from New Zealand and the United Kingdom and two thoroughbred mares. Evan showed his animals at local shows and was a very active member of a number of farming organisations - life member of the Royal Agricultural Society where he served for 65 years and 14 years as a judge and inspector of the Australian Sheep Society of British Breeds.
He also served on the Newmarket Producers and had a lot to do with the building of the overpass for stock on Flemington Road to convey stock from the railway to the yards.
On one occasion Evan's winning exhibit in the Victorian Lamb Export competition was judged as the Champion for Australia. He acquired three properties in the Riverina and Goulburn Valley, two of which he farmed in partnership with his brother Alex (Jim).
An example of his horse breeding success is recorded in the results of the Mornington Farmers' Society (now Berwick Show Society) for competitions conducted at Berwick in 1916 where he took the prizes for his pair of buggy ponies and three fat lambs.
Evan's involvement in the local community was significant. He and local Doctor Percy Langmore, for a number of decades, planted many of the trees lining the streets of the Berwick Village.
Evan was a life member of the Berwick Show Society where he served as President in
1921-22 and again in 1945-46. He was a member of the Board of Management of St Andrew's Church for 40 years, foundation member of the Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society, Berwick Cemetery Trust Member for 22 years, justice of the Peace 34 years, president - Men's Auxiliary Berwick Hospital and foundation member Berwick Masonic Lodge.
He donated a four wheel buggy and horse to St Margaret's Girl's School which was christened "The Spirit of Progress". This was used to take all that was needed for the girls' lunches down to the swimming hole in the Cardinia Creek at the northern end of Akoonah Park.
An act of generosity which received some local note occurred in 1952 when Evan offered a Hereford heifer for sale at the Dandenong Market with proceeds directed to the Berwick Hospital Re-building Fund. With added donations from the butchers and others in attendance, and no auctioneering fee, an amount of 100 pounds was raised.
During his time with the Liberal Party (or the United Australia Party as it was then known) Berwick branch, he was involved behind the scenes for his party.
During World War II, Jim Fairbairn, the local member, was killed, along with two other senior members of government, in an aircraft accident at Canberra airport. The electorate of Flinders was without a candidate.
Evan approached Col. Rupert Ryan who agreed to stand. Evan spent quite some time during the subsequent campaign introducing Ryan to the western part of the electorate and then had the honour of being his electorate chairman by virtue of being the president of the Liberal Party Berwick Branch.
Later, when Richard casey returned to Australia from his term as Governor of Bengal in India, and was living with his brother-in-law Col. Ryan at "Edrington" in Berwick, Evan approached him and asked if he would be interested in joining the local Liberal Party branch. This he did and Evan stood aside as branch president allowing Mr Casey to be elected to that position and to attend the federal conference. Here, Casey was elected the President of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Evan Henry wrote a small book in 1966 describing six large farming properties surround ing the Berwick Township. The book was entitled "Historic Estates Surrounding Berwick" in which he stated - "Such properties ... in some instance .. . have established records of outstanding productivity whilst their owners have risen to prominence in the civic life of the community .. "
Evan Henry actually lived out these words as he was an outstanding farmer and a great contributor to the Berwick and broader community.
In 1937 Evan had built a house in Brisbane Street Berwick which he named "Glen Falloch". He and Nancy lived there from 1937 for the remainder of their lives but continued farming at "Quarry Hills" until 1960.
In the 1960s Evan was part of a consortium which undertook a residential development of land on the west side of Clyde Road just south of the Princes Highway. Two of the new streets were named after his children Evan and Margaret and another after his daughter's second name Jane.
In his later years, as a consequence of not being as ambulant as most, Evan would pull up outside the shops in the High Street Berwick and toot the horn on his car, at which the shop proprietor would run out to ascertain what he wished to obtain (one could pull up in High Street in those days with immunity!).
Evan Henry died at the Berwick Bush Nursing Hospital, which he had so strongly supported over many years, in January 1980 at the age of 93 years.10 

Grave

  • 5-342-B, Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, VIC, Australia, Henry Evan Clarence 1887-1980 hus/ Anne Jane - Henry Jane 1891-1974 wife/ Evan Clarence11

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/P10, unit 244; VPRS 7591/P6, unit 42.
  2. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 897-288 - Justin Jeffries Spencer of Berwick Farmer, Evan Clarence Henry of Berwick Grazier and Leslie Wilson Anderson of Berwick Farmer and Grazier are now joint proprietors of the within described estate under and by virtue of Section 23 of Act 1175.
  4. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 897-288 - Alexander Paterson Downie of 36 Clendon Road Toorak Gentleman.
  5. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7181-098 - Evan Clarence Henry of Brisbane Street Berwick Grazier.
  6. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7181-098 - C/T 8240-651 - Lou Toppano Musician and Marie Therese Toppano Married Woman both of 94 Glencairn Avenue East Brighton.
  7. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette (Vic.), 23 Feb 1968, p1.
  8. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7181-098 - C/T 8750-143 Vara Edith Goldman of St Georges Road Beaconsfield Upper Married Woman.
  9. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online) "born Berwick."
  10. [S18] Newspaper - Pakenham Gazette, 19 Feb 2020, p25.
  11. [S44] Index of burials in the cemetery of Berwick,
    5-342-B Henry Evan M 93 18/01/1980 1811
    Henry Evan Clarence 1887-1980 hus/ Anne Jane bw2219
    5-342-A Henry Jane F 83 14/02/1974 1683
    Henry Jane 1891-1974 wife/ Evan Clarence bw2218.
Last Edited14 Sep 2020

Lou Toppano

M, #12384, b. 24 May 1918, d. 5 Feb 2012
Military*Enlisted for military service: TOPPANO LOU : Service Number - VX126712 : Date of birth - 24 May 1918 : Place of birth - CALGARY CANADA : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin - TOPPANO LEONARD.1 
Birth*24 May 1918 Calgary, Alberta, Canada.1 
Marriage* Spouse: Marie Therese.
 
Land-UBeac*17 Sep 1959 GEM-D-13, 2 Thomson Road. Transfer from Evan Clarence Henry to Lou Toppano. 14a 3r 33p.2 
Land-Note*7 Apr 1981 GEM-D-13. Lou Toppano of 17 Britannica Road Castle Hill New South Wales Musician is the surviving proprietor.3 
Death-Notice*2012Lou (aka Sechondo Louis) Toppano - Born in Alberta, Canada on 24 May 1918 - Passed away in Berkeley Vale, NSW, Australia on 5 February 2012 - Late of Berkeley Vale, NSW Aged 93 years
REMEMBERING LOU TOPPANO "THE MOST WONDERFUL FATHER AND BRILLANT MUSICAN IN THE WORLD" FROM HIS BELOVED DAUGHTER SHELLEY. I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.4 
Death*5 Feb 2012 Berkeley Vale, NSW, Australia. 

Newspaper-Articles

  • 8 Apr 2013: Brother: Master of his craft born to perform
    ENZO TOPPANO, 1928-2013
    Enzo Toppano spent 79 years in front of audiences. From the time he made his debut on ABC radio at 13, he was regarded as one of Australia's best entertainers. He was also the father of a showbusiness dynasty.
    He was born on February 14, 1928, in Broken Hill, the youngest of six children of Italian farmers Leonardo Toppano and his wife, Katerina (D'Appolonia). The Toppanos had left Italy then spent 10 years in Canada before the winters drove them to warmer climes. Leonardo loved to play the piano accordion so he encouraged Enzo and his brother Lou take up the instrument.
    Enzo very quickly became a performer and left school at 16. He went to London in 1949, where he was many times voted the best instrumental performer on the London Palladium circuit. Julie Andrews, Petula Clark and other later luminaries were engaged as his support acts.
    In London, he also met another Australian performer, Peggy Mortimer, and they were married in 1950. When they returned to Australia they were among the first entertainers to appear on television, with their own segment on Sydney's first television breakfast show.
    Enzo was the musical director, accompanist for other acts, comedy actor and even cameraman one day when the regular man didn't turn up. Peggy did interviews, sang and played the piano. By the end of the show's run, in early 1961, the Toppanos were working at a breakneck pace. Enzo was starring in Harry Wren's travelling show Celebrity Circus, writing music for pantomimes and conducting music and making guest appearances on television and stage. As well, he composed music for the ABC television show Cafe Continental.
    Peggy, meanwhile, was making daily appearances in pantos, then racing to another theatre to appear in Thanks for the Memory, starring Gladys Moncrieff and George Wallace. They were both teaching at their talent school in Crows Nest and trying to bring up two, and soon three, children.
    The pace was finally too much. Peggy developed an ulcer and temporarily retired, while Enzo became musical director at the Menzies Hotel.
    In 1968, Enzo (music) and Peggy (libretto) wrote the musical The Flintstones which successfully toured Australia and New Zealand with the Rudas Organisation. In 1969, they began working exclusively with Tibor Rudas as writers and composers for his organisation in North America, the Bahamas and Europe.
    The Toppanos proudly flew the Australian flag across the globe, performing in more than 35 countries. Whenever Enzo was asked what part of Italy he came from, he always whimsically answered, ''Broken Hill, mate.''
    After returning again to Australia in 1971, the Toppanos and their close friend performer Lorrae Desmond wrote a religious rock opera, The Jesus Christ Revolution. Harry Wren had heard that Jesus Christ Superstar was imminent and wanted to get his show out before it - so the show was written in six weeks. It toured Australia and was one of the most popular musicals of its time in New Zealand. It also won the award for best new musical at the Edinburgh Festival in 1972.
    In 1973 and 1974, Enzo and the entire Toppano Family performed exclusively for the Hilton hotel nightclub circuit throughout Asia.
    From 1976 to the mid-1980s, Enzo and the Toppano Family were a permanent fixture at the Manly Music Loft. In 1977, Enzo was a subject on the television program This is Your Life.
    In 1995, the Toppanos and Desmond began to write a musical called Six Days, a love story about an Arab and an Israeli, set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six Day War. It has never been produced.
    After Peggy's death in 2003, Enzo dedicated himself to performing in her memory. He and one of his sons, Dean, frequently performed in homes and institutions for dementia and Alzheimer's disease patients in memory of Peggy.
    In the last week of his life, Toppano was with his sons in Mexico recording keyboard overdubs for a coming CD for the Latin American market.
    Enzo Toppano is survived by his children Peta, Lorenzo and Dean.5

Citations

  1. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7181-098 - C/T 8240-651 - Lou Toppano Musician and Marie Therese Toppano Married Woman both of 94 Glencairn Avenue East Brighton.
  3. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 8240-651 - Lou Toppano of 17 Britannica Road Castle Hill New South Wales Musician is the surviving proprietor.
  4. [S50] Miscellaneous Source, http://www.heavenaddress.com/Lou-aka-Sechondo-Louis-Toppano/…
  5. [S17] Newspaper - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 8 Apr 2013 - obituary by Lorenzo Toppano - viewed online.
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