The Hartrick Family

Abraham Standish Hartrick

Abraham Standish Hartrick
Abraham Standish Hartrick
Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick
Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick
Birth: 4 June 1854, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: Abraham attended the Walhalla School and was in the Fifth Class in 1869 (Gippsland Times (Victoria) 28 December 1869 p3).

Married: Mary Ann Watkins on 13 February 1882 at the Gore Street Registry Office, Fitzroy, Victoria

Mary Ann was born on 2 March 1865, in Diamond Creek, Victoria, the daughter of Tracy Watkins and Caroline Gittoes. Mary and her siblings William and Caroline were amongst the first pupils of the Diamond Creek State School which opened on 1 July 1870 (Ancestors of Ian Watkins citing the Nillumbik Historical Society). Mary Ann died on 6 October 1945 at her residence in Balnarring, Victoria, aged 80. She was buried at Crib Point cemetery.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 8 October 1945 p2
HARTRICK.—On October 6, at her residence, Balnarring, Mary Ann, dearly beloved wife of the late Abraham, loving mother of Nellie (Mrs. Sandford), Willie, Elsie (Mrs. Oliver), Polly (Mrs. Neville), Clarice (Mrs. Stockdale), Abraham, and Florrie (Mrs. Grant), late of Warrandyte.—At rest.
HARTRICK.—On October 6, at her residence, Balnarring, dearly loved grandmother of Joyce, and great-grandmother of Margaret and Lorraine. —In God's care.

Standard (Frankston, Victoria) 11 October 1945 p5
  Mrs. Mary Ann Hartrick died at her residence, Balnarring, at the age of 80 years. She was a resident of the district for 32 years. A family of five daughters and two sons survive her. The funeral was to the Crib Point Cemetery. A service was held at the home conducted by Rev. B. Crisp, who also read the burial service at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Stockdale, R. Neville, A. Waldron, L. Grant, C. Speers, H. Butt. Coffin-bearers were Messrs. A. S. Hartrick, C. Temby, H. Speers, N. Speers. Messrs. Hector Gamble and Son conducted the funeral arrangements.

Occupation: Miner. Abraham's early mining life was one of hardship, but he eventually struck lucky, made a substantial amount of money, and worked his way up to mine manager.
Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 13 March 1903 p5
(Before Mr. Smallman, P.M., and Captain Selby, J.P.)
Constable Parsons v. Wm. Watkins.
—To show cause why he should not contribute towards the support of his mother, Catherine Watkins, at present receiving six shillings a week under the Old Age Pensions Act.
  W. Watkins (sworn) stated he was a married man with four children, residing, is his own house on Crown lands; had a horse and dray, and carted wood into Melbourne ; made after paying horse-feed, some 16s a week. He, with his sister (Mrs. Hartrick) paid for doctor's fees and medicine for his mother, also for her clothes; the 6s was nothing near sufficient ; his wife earned nothing ; his mother was always ailing.
  Mrs. Mary Ann Hartrick (sworn) : I am a married woman with seven children ; my husband is working in the Excelsior mine, Walhalla, earning £3 10s a week ; my eldest daughter is sewing teacher at the State school receiving £30 a year; my second daughter is occasionally in service at 7s per week ; am paying 10s per week for my son learning a trade in Melbourne ; I cannot at present help my mother more than with my brother pay for doctor's fees, medicine, and clothes; my husband's occupation is very precarious, and if he was with others every day being dismissed it might he months before he got another job ; I have no money or property of my own.
  Mr. Smallman, who had obtained all this evidence, dismissed the case, the evidence showing they were not able to do more than they were doing. Mrs. Watkins was not receiving the maximum rate. Mr. Berrimnan, a commissioner, had originally granted the 6s now being paid.

In the following advertisements for Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, which ran from 1907 through 1914, Abraham is referred to as the manager at the Excelsior mine (near Walhalla), but we know that by August 1907 the family was in Warrandyte (near Melbourne), and obviously doing well as they invited over 400 guests to the marriage of their daughter, Elsie. The increase in fortunes over a four year period seems astounding, but is perhaps what drew so many to gold prospecting.
Gippsland Times (Victoria) 25 April 1907 p3
  We all remember the pretty story of the little hero who saved his native village in Holland by stopping with his hand during the whole of a dark, tumultuous night, the gentle ttrickle of the sea through a leak in the dyke. Had he not done so, the wild sea must surely have worn its way through the dyke and flooded the village. Similiar danger threatens us here in Sale. Hundreds of backs are aching, yet people are neglecting this warning. And it's so easy to check kidney disease if taken in time, then don't delay. Read what this man says:—
  Mr Abraham Hartrick, Manager, "Excelsior Gold Mining Co, Blue Jacket, N. Gippsland, writes: - "Some few months ago I suffered with kidney trouble. My secretions were disordered and contained a sediment after standing. Seven boxes of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills have tho roughly cured me. If people would only continue taking them for a few weeks, in stead of knocking off after a few days, they would find the benefit of them. Although I am quite well now, I shall take a box of Doan's Backache Kidney Pills occasionally. I tell everyone I know, how they cured me, and say 'Try them' for no one knows the value of them until they try them. I recommend Doan's Backache Kidney Pills for urinary troubles." The kidney are the most important organs of the human body, then when you don't feel as well as you ought, look after your kidneys, and give them help by taking the great kidney and bladder remedy Doans Backache Kidney Pill
  For Sale by all chemists and storekeepers at 2s 9d per box (six boxes 15s 3d), or will be posted on receipt of price by Foster-McClellan Co., 76 Pitt-street, Sydney, N.S.W.
  But,—be sure you get DOAN'S.

In Wexford to Walhalla by Standish R. Hartrick published in the Irish Palatine Association Journal No. 12., we find that by 1908, the family situation had improved substantially:
At the end of that year his family would have had a bountiful time with the ₤28.1s.7d received on Christmas Eve as well as ₤52.6s.1d obtained over the next month. Newspaper reports of that time indicate that all of the family were accomplished musicians, giving concerts to raise funds for various charities in Warrandyte.

The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 1 May 1896 p2
   Arthur Hogan v. Abraham Hartrick.—Unlawful assault. The plaintiff stated that he was inside the hall after the concert in aid of the widow and children of the late John Jones, when the defendant struck him over the eye, and on going out of the hall used very bad language to him.
  Henry Squires, a witness for the plaintiff, stated that Mr. Hartrick had charge of the door for both concert and ball. After the concert several people came into the hall; I went and collected from some of them the hall fee. The plaintiff when asked made some evasive answer; I requested him to leave the hall; he objected, and Mr. Hartrick put him out; I did not hear the expression used as plaintiff stated.
  George Sloan.—I saw Hartrick strike Hogan; I did not hear the bad language.
  Hugh Mullens.-It was raining hard and we went into the hall after the concert; Mr. Squires came round collecting; I paid my shilling; Mr. Squires put his hand on the plaintiff's shoulder and told him he would have to go out if he did not pay; Mr. Hartrick put him out and struck him.
  Fined 1s and 4s 6d costs.
  The Bench addressed the plaintiff, informing him that the assault had been proved, but it was evident that be had misconducted himself and warned him that if he was brought before them for similar conduct he would be placed, at all events for a time, where he would not have the opportunity.

Abraham is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1903: Walhalla, Victoria (p6 #393)
1909: Ringwood, Victoria (p10 #564)
1914: Dromana, Victoria (p2 #1725)
1919: Dromana, Victoria (p12 #681)
1924: Dromana, Victoria (p16 #931)

Abraham's nephew, Ray Watkins recalls that "As a lad of about 8 or 9 years old we visited them twice - from what I can remember my uncle Abe was a real old grump."

Death: 11 December 1927, in Balnarring, Victoria, Australia
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 11 December 1930 p1
HARTRICK.—In loving memory of my dearly beloved husband, Abraham, who passed away at Balnarring, December 11, 1927. —Until we meet.
HARTRICK. — In loving memorv of our dear father and grandfather, Abraham Hartrick, who passed away at Balnarring, December 11, 1927.
    Just a memory, but oh, so dear;
    Cherished for ever, with love sincere. 
—(Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, P. and R. Neville, and Gwen, Jean, Joyce, and Ray.)

Buried: 13 December 1927, in Crib Point, Victoria, Australia


Abraham Standish Hartrick

Abraham Standish Hartrick
Abraham Standish Hartrick
Birth: 25 July 1897, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Married: Amy Marjorie Sutton on 11 September 1926 in St Bartholomew, Burnley Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 13 November 1926 p17
HARTRICK—SUTTON.—On the 11th September, 1926 at St. Bartholomew's Church of England, Burnley street, Richmond, by the Rev. G. Gilder Abraham Standish youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hartrick, of Balnarring, to Amy Marjorie youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late William Sutton, late of Mulgrave (present address, 125 Burnley street, Richmond.)     

Amy was born on 21 August 1905, the daughter of William Sutton, and died on 11 September 1989, aged 84.
She is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1931: Richmond North, Victoria (p56 #3283)
1936: Richmond North, Victoria (p56 #33021)
1942: Richmond , Victoria (p168 #10011)
1949: Richmond , Victoria (p166 #9910)
1954: Burnley, Victoria (p26 #1516)

Occupation: Grocer. Abraham bought the Lambert family grocery business.

Abraham is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1919: Richmond North, Victoria (p56 #3292)
1924: Richmond North, Victoria (p57 #3394)
1931: Richmond North, Victoria (p56 #3282)
1936: Richmond North, Victoria (p56 #3301)
1942: Richmond , Victoria (p168 #10010)
1949: Richmond , Victoria (p166 #9909)
1954: Burnley, Victoria (p26 #1515)

Death: 1974, in Donvale, Victoria, Australia, aged 77

Cremation: 23 September 1974 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Abraham's remains are located at Banksia, Wall H niche 409


Ada Blanche (Hartrick) Letner

Birth: 11 October 1885, in Victoria

Baptised: 20 September 1889, in Victoria

Father: Arthur Standish Hartrick

Mother: Ada (Ashmore) Hartrick

Married: Lewis Harris Letner in 1914 in Victoria, Australia

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 25 August 1922 p11
  At the South Melbourne Court on July 11 Ada Blanche Letner charged her husband, Lewis Harris Letner, a cabinet-maker, with having left her without means of support. The Bench made an order for £2 a week, with £2/3/ costs. Letner appealed to General Sessions, and both yesterday and the day before Deputy Judge Leon listened to much argument and some evidence upon the question of which side deserted. The pair, it was shown, had lived in a boarding-house, and as the result of a series of quarrels, Mrs. Letner went away. Deputy Judge Leon held that there had been no desertion, and he set aside the verdict of the lower Court, Mr. Lee Cusman and Mr. Scott Murphy engaged for Letner, and Mr. Gapman and Mr. Fraser for Mrs. Letner.

Death: 1964, in Victoria, Australia

: 16 November 1964, at Springvale Botanical cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Ada is buried in compartment O, section 18 grave 28.

1945: 143 Tooronga road, Glen Iris, Victoria   (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 19 January 1945 p15)


Adelaide Louisa Hartrick

Birth: 1883, in Walhalla, Victoria

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Education: Girl's Central High School, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Notes: Adelaide served as a nurse in the First World War. She was a trainee of the Homœopathic Hospital, and went to the front in July 1915 (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 28 June 1915 p8). She served on the hospital ship Sicilia. Adelaide became a staff nurse, and later sister, in the QAIMNS (Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service) and QAIMNSR (Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve) and was mentioned in dispatches on 16 March 1916 by General J. G. Maxwell, commanding the force in Egypt, for her service on hospital ships (London Gazette 20 June 1916 p6183). In August 1918 Adelaide was awarded the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class, in recognition of "valuable services with the British Forces in Mesopotamia" (London Gazette 23 August 1918 p9967).

Adelaide was affectionately known as "Addie"

Death: 4 April 1944
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 5 April 1944 p2
HARTRICK.—On April 4. Adelaide Louise, of 23 Hoddle street, Elsternwick, second daughter of the late John Standish and Florence Hartrick, and loved sister of Edith, Lionel (deceased), Laura, and Frank

Cremation: 6 April 1944 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Adelaide 's remains are located at Agonis, Bed 38 rose 12

Will: dated 17 January 1938. Probate applied for by her sister Edith in May 1944.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 1 May 1944 p10
  23 Hoddle Street, Elsternwick, Spinster, Deceased.—After fourteen clear days Edith Mary Hartrick, of 23 Hoddle street, Elsternwick, spinster the executrix appointed by deceased's will, dated 17th January, 1938, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. WILLIAM S. COOK & McCALLUM, solicitors, 94 Queen street, Melbourne.


Arthur Standish Hartrick

Birth: 1862, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: Arthur attended the Walhalla School and was in the Second Class in 1869 (Gippsland Times (Victoria) 28 December 1869 p3).

Married: Ada Ashmore in 1885 in Victoria

Ada was born in 1867 in Melbourne North district, Victoria, the daughter of William Ashmore and Ann Carey. She died on 31 December 1944 at her residence, 89 Willesden Road, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, aged 77. She was buried on 2 January 1945, in Springvale Botanical cemetery, Springvale, Victoria. Ada's grave is located in compartment D section 1 grave 63.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 2 January 1945 p2
HARTRICK. — On December 31, at her residence, 89 Willesden road, Oakleigh, Ada, the dearly beloved wife of Arthur Standish Hartrick, and loved mother of Blanche (Mrs. H. Letner), Norman, Frederick (deceased), Cassie (Mrs. W. Smith), Oscar, and Ella (Mrs. T. Trimble), aged 77 years.
HARTRICK. — The Funeral of the late ADA HARTRICK will leave her residence, 89 Willesden road, Oakleigh, THIS DAY, at 3.30 pm., for the Springvale Cemetery. T. RENTON. Oakleigh. UM1404.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 19 January 1945 p15
ADA HARTRICK, Late Of Willesden Road, Oakleigh, Married Woman, Deceased. — After fourteen clear days Ada Blanche Letner, of 143 Tooronga road, Glen Iris, married woman, and Norman Standish Hartrick, of 70 Moore street, Moreland, plumber, the executors appointed by deceased's will (dated 6th April, 1941), will APPLY to the Supreme Court for PROBATE of the said WILL. EGGLESTON, EGGLESTON, and LEE, of 143 Queen street, Melbourne, solicitors.

Occupation: Police officer. Arthur was Mounted Constable No. 3780 in the Victoria Police Force. After 36 years service he retired as Sergeant 1st Class in 1922.
We find mention of Constable Hartrick in various newspaper articles placing him in Andersons Creek in 1894 (The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 23 March 1894 p3) and Mirboo North in 1895 (Traralgon Record (Victoria) 25 June 1895 p2). In August 1898 Arthur transferred from Mirboo North to Heyfield.
The Maffra Spectator (Victoria) 22 August 1898 p3
  The "Gippslander" says:—Last week the local constable, Mr Hartrick, and his wife were entertained by the choir and members of St Mary's Church congregation Mirboo North, the occasion being their projected departure to Heyfield, Constable Hartrick being about to be transferred to that station. The entertainment took place in the church, but the very short notice given and the fact that it was bitterly bleak and cold, operated against there being a large attendance, nevertheless those present enjoyed the programme of sacred songs rendered by the choir. Afterwards the company were regaled with refreshments and the Rev. A. E. Britten, in presenting a handsomely bound book of songs to Mr Hartrick, commented in well-chosen words upon the valuable services Mr and Mrs Hartrick had rendered to the choir during their sojourn in Mirboo North. Mr Hartrick suitably replied thanking those present for the beautiful gift. During the evening the choir rendered some anthems very creditably, and solos were given by Messrs Hartrick, Burchell and Gordon.

The Maffra Spectator (Victoria) 19 September 1898 p3
A. S. Hartrick, constable at Heyfield, applied for position of Inspector of Nuisances — Resolved that he be appointed.

In January 1901, Arthur exchanged stations with Constable Maher of Cuninghame (The Maffra Spectator (Victoria) 10 January 1901 p2).

The Coburg Leader (Victoria) 24 April 1909 p1
   There was a laugh created in the Brunswick Court, on Wednesday, during the hearing of a charge of assaulting the police, preferred against two men named Wheeler and Phillips. The defence entered was that the accused did not know that complainant, who was in plain clothes, was a constable. Counsel for the defence was strong on that point, and elicited from the defendant Phillips that Hartrick had never said that he was a constable. In cross examination Sub-Inspector Dungey remarked, "I suppose your usual custom, when a civilian accosts you, and you are muddled with drink, is to 'stoush' him?" "Oh, no," blithely responded Phillips; "but when a man in plain clothes says he is a constable; and tries to put you out of a pub., you resent it." This "give away" provoked a general laugh, and Mr. Dungey sat down smiling.
  The penalty of £7, in default two months' imprisonment, inflicted by the Brunswick Bench on Wednesday on the men who assaulted Constable Hartrick in the Victoria Hotel, will, it is to be hoped, have the effect of deterring others from making a nuisance of themselves.

The Coburg Leader (Victoria) 6 May 1910 p1
Senior Constable A. S. Hartrick has been transferred on promotion for duty at Russell street. As a constable Mr. Hartrick has been well known and respected in Brunswick during his stay of eight or nine years. Possessed of rare tact, good sound common sense and a generally kindly, courteous manner, he has been throughout the time popular with his superior officers his comrades and with the general public and he leaves behind him a record of duty efficiently and satisfactorily done. He has many friends in Brunswick who will be glad to hear that the "Senior" will still reside in this city.

Notes: Arthur was an inventive man, gaining notice in the newspapers in 1886 for a self-registering rifle target, and in 1900 for an adjustable clump sole, the latter of which he attempted to commercialize.
The Horsham Times (Victoria) 2 April 1886 p2
MR. Arthur Hartrick, who is of a mechanical turn of mind, has recently been setting his brains to work in Yarrawonga to invent a self-registering rifle target, and the Mercury understands that success has crowned his efforts beyond his sanguine expectations. The invention has been tried at the local butts before a number of competent witnesses, and has created quite a sensation.

The Maffra Spectator (Victoria) 4 April 1901 p3
  It will be remembered we referred some time since to a remarkably simple yet extremely useful invention (an adjustable clump sole) by Constable Hartrick, formerly of Hayfield, but now of Cuninghame. This invention has been taken up by his friends and others who see that there is money in it, and patents have been secured throughout the world. The patent is now about to be exploited, it being the intention to form a company to be registered under Part 1 of the "Companies Act, 1890" as a Limited Liability Company, having a Capital of £4,000, divided into 16,000 shares of 5s each. 8,000 shares, fully paid up, and £100 cash (to partly recoup the Vendors for their outlay in obtaining the various Patent Rights) will be issued and paid to the Vendors in full consideration for their valuable Patent Rights in the invention hereinafter described. 4,000 shares are offered to the public at 2s 6d per share on application and 2s 6d per share on allot ment. 4,000 shares will be held in re serve for future issue if found necessary.
  The Patent Adjustable Clump-Sole Co., Limited, is being formed to acquire the right to manufacture the Patent Adjustable Clump-Sole for footwear, the invention of Mr Arthur Standish Hartrick, the patents for which have been obtained in all the Australasian States, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and Great Britain and are being obtained in France and the United States.
  The invention practically provides the means of superseding the necessity of half-soleing boots, shoes, &c., and consists of cutting a strip of leather, moulding into shape and then rivetting or pegging same on to the sole of the boot, shoe, &c.
  It is claimed for the patent that there is a considerable saving in leather compared with half-soleing, inasmuch as there is practically no waste by reason of the fact that the leather is first cut parallel into strips, and then moulded into the shape of the shoe, &c. On account of the easy adjustability of the Clump Sole (it can be put on the boot, shoe, &c., and fitted exactly by any man, woman or child who can drive a rivet or peg) it saves sending the boot to the shoemaker, thus doing away with half-soleing altogether. The cost of the Clump sole will be so small that for the expense of a few pence as many shillings will be saved in every case. Suitable leather will be purchased at prices ranging from 9d to 1s per lb., and the clump soles will be made at the rate of from 6 to 18 or 20 pairs to the pound of leather, according to sizes. No knife or paring instrument is required in fitting. It is very comfortable to walk in, giving an even tread all over the sole and gripping the ground better than metal nails or protectors, while, unlike them, it will not tear or damage floor cloths, linoleums, etc., and is also light and pliable under the feet, which is not the case with the solid clump sole.
  The patent will be found especially cool on hot streets by reason of it having spaces which admit air, and the fact that a strip of leather is not so great a conductor as a solid piece, while in winter, on the other hand, it will not conduct the cold or admit the damp from the pavement.
  When worn out any remains of the clump sole can be easily removed and a new one put on its place.
  The Invention has been given a very fair trial by both the inventor and the public, and is pronounced a success by all who have tested its value.
  The Promoters anticipate that no difficulty will be found in selling the soles as the market will practically be the whole world.
  It is proposed to open a factory at once in Victoria, and as the outlay for plant, etc., should not exceed £100, the present issue of shares will afford sufficient capital to thoroughly exploit the invention, and as the manufacture and transportation of the article will cost so little, a good margin must be left for profits. After the Company has thoroughly proved the utility of the Patent in Victoria, other factories will be opened in other countries or the rights to manufacture will be disposed of in different parts of the world as the shareholders may decide.
  It will be found particularly useful and of great saving to large families, as boots, shoes, etc., can be made to last treble as long at a very trifling cost. Also in the Army (where boots are the cause of a lot of anxiety) with good uppers and a supply of clump soles a single pair would last through a long campaign, and soldiers could carry a half-dozen pairs in their kit without adding one pound weight to their burden, while a man to each regiment could keep the boots repaired as required.
  In view of the fact that all wear boots, which are articles that always want renewing, a great revenue should always be obtained for the company, and it is anticipated that with energetic management the company should be placed on the dividend paying list almost from its inception.
  Applications for Shares will be received by the Secretary, pro. tem.

Other inventions by Arthur for which he applied for patents include "A book marker usable also for advertising purposes", "A device for minimising the concussion or jar in the heel of boots and shoes", "An improved automatically compensating rail principally useful for hurdles and fences for jumping purposes", "An improved adjustable save-all candle grease catcher", "An improved combined rabbit proof fence and trap", "Skeleton outer soles for boots and shoes" and "Improvements in floats to facilitate connection and disconnection of fishing lines"

Arthur was also a noted amateur singer.
The Traralgon Record (Victoria) 9 February 1900 p2
  A most enjoyable concert was given in the Mechanics' Institute by the members of the team assisted by Mr A. S. Hartrick, of Cowwarr, and Mr. A. Allen, of Sale. The only drawback was that the house was not a good one, for while the front seats were fairly well filled, the back were almost empty. Mr P. P. Serjeant, president of the Traralgon Cricket Club, occupied the chair, and the programme was opened by an overture on the piano, by Mr. J. Powell, who also played the overture in the second part, and a l the accompaniments but one. In fact, he had a good deal of "hard graft." Mr R. T. Kelly, the captain of the Richmond team sang, "Queen of the Earth," and in the second part "True till Death," both numbers being creditably rendered. Mr Hartrick, who was evidently a favorite with the audience, gave "The Gallants of England" in such a style as to rouse the enthusiasm of those present, and he was vociferously en cored, when he sang "The British Lion," which was even better given than the first number. Mr J. W. Stedwell sang "Ora Pro Nobes," and was followed by Mr A. Allen, of Sale who gave "The Miner," in excellent style, and in response to an encore sang " Out on the deep." Mr Dave Crosbie, who as a humorist could scarcely be excelled, gave a recitation of what was supposed to be a meeting at Korumburra, when different members of the company recited "The Charge of the Light Brigade." We need scarcely say that he received a vociferous recall when he sang in good style "Tommy Atkins." He was again recalled, but the Chairman said Mr Crosbie was tired, and had to appear several times again. Cr Mulially having failed to catch the train, Mr Wilson filled his place, and sang '"Romany Lass" very tastefully. As Mr Hartrick had to catch the train to Cowwarr that night, the Chairman explained he would sing the song set down in the second part, and he then gave "The Sleeping Camp." Mr A. Clarke, who also seemed a favorite with his mates, sang "East and West," and was warmly applauded. Mr G. H. Bennett, M.L.A., not being present with his gramaphone, his place was ably filled by Mr Crosbie who sang "The Absent Minded Beggar,"' which closed the first part of the programme.

Death: 23 April 1945, in Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia, aged 83
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 24 April 1945 p2
HARTRICK.—On April 23, at private hospital, Glen Iris, Arthur Standish, loved husband of late Ada, and loving father of Blanche (Mrs. Letner), Norman, Fred (deceased), Cassie (Mrs. Smith), Ella (Mrs. Tremble), and Oscar, aged 83 years.

Buried: 24 April 1945, in Springvale Botanical cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Arthur's grave is located in compartment D section 1 grave 63.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 24 April 1945 p14
HARTRICK. — The Funeral of late Mr. ARTHUR S. HARTRICK will leave our chapel, 1217 High street, Malvern, THIS DAY (April 24), at conclusion of service commencing at 1.45, for Springvale Cemetery. DRAYTON & CARSON.


Clarice (Hartrick) Stockdale

Birth: 3 April 1895, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Married: Joseph Stockdale in 1917 in Victoria, Australia

Joseph was born on 18 June 1898, in Warragul, Victoria, the son of Thomas Stockdale and Hannah Langstaff. He was a telephone mechanic. Joseph served in the Second World War, enlisting in the Australian Army on 5 May 1941 in Albury, New South Wales and was discharged on 17 Janaury 1947, posted at that time to the Signals 3 Lines of Communications Area. At enlistment, his residence was in Wodonga, Victoria and his next of kin was Clarice Stockdale. Joseph, who was known as "Joe" was an avid golfer, tennis player and cricketer.
West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Victoria) 4 September 1928 p2
  The continuous growth of telephonic communication at the Warragul exchange, has necessitated the installation of a new and larger switchboard, which will operate 400 separate lines. The new board is being erected in the room previously occupied by the inspector, which will be a great improvement, both for the operators and the public, who have business with the postal officials. The complicated work of joining up the new lines to the switchboard, is being carried out by Mr. Joseph Stockdale, son of ex-Cr. Thomas Stockdale, of Lardner, who thus comes back to his old town and district, on a very important mission. Many of our readers, who remember the stirring times and wordy battles in the Shire Council, when ex-Crs. Stockdale and Strickland were taking opposite views of the road policy, will be glad to learn that the old veteran is still in good health, though not as energetic as formerly, and that all being well, he and his life-long partner hope to presently celebrate their golden wedding.

Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Victoria) 15 June 1934 p2
During the week end the members of the W.G.C. [Wodonga Golf Club] took the opportunity of presenting the club secretary (Mr. J. Stockdale) with a golf bag as some recognition of the work he has done for the club. For the past few seasons Mr. Stockdale has showed marked zeal in the affairs of the W.G.C. and has not spared himself one iota in furthering its interest. The presentation was made by Mr. F. F. Whitbourn, the club president, who spoke in glowing terms of the activities of their secretary and what they meant for the club. The recipient, who was obviously unprepared for the happening, expressed his appreciation of the gift and the thought behind it. He appreciated it considerably. He frankly admitted that his heart and soul were in the progress of the organisation, and he expressed the wish that members would see the club go on to bigger and better things.

Joseph is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1924: Dandenong, Victoria (p10 #9247)
1931: Wodonga, Victoria (p10 #3038)
1936: Wodonga, Victoria (p34 #1976)
1942: Wodonga, Victoria (p38 #2212)
1949: Wodonga, Victoria (p38 #2494)
1954: Wodonga, Victoria (p52 #3094)


Clarice was injured in a car accident in July 1930 when the tourer driven by her husband rolled.
Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Victoria) 25 July 1930 p3
         CAR OVER BANK
  While returning from a dance at Yackandandah at an early hour yesterday morning, a car driven by Mr. J. Stockdale, senior telephone mechanic, of Wodonga, turned over about two miles from Yackandandah. In the car were Mrs. Stockdale, Mrs Admans, Mr. Len. Haney, Miss Nicholls and Miss Sedgwick, of Wodonga. The members of the party had an enjoyable evening and were proceeding homewards at a reasonable speed when the car, without the slightest warning, left the road and turned over an embankment about 20 feet deep. What did happen exactly no one knows, as the accident happened in a flash. Fortunately the car, a tourer, threw its occupants clear, and with the exception of Mrs. Stockdale every one escaped with minor scratches. Unfortunately, that lady received a nasty out close to her eye, which was at first regarded as seriout.
  Just as the party was at its wits end to get word into Yackandandah for a relief car, a young equestrienne returning from the dance came along and returned for assistance. Shortly afterwards Mr. Malcolmson arrived and motored them all to Wodonga. Dr. Grant's aid was sought for Mrs. Stockdale, who was later taken to Sister Hughes's hospital. Reports last night indicate she is much improved.

Clarice is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1924: Dandenong, Victoria (p10 #9246)
1931: Wodonga, Victoria (p10 #3037)
1936: Wodonga, Victoria (p34 #1975)
1942: Wodonga, Victoria (p38 #2211)
1954: Wodonga, Victoria (p52 #3093)

Death: 1963, in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia, aged 68

Cremation: 11 February 1963 at Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia


Daisy Miriam Ruth (Hartrick, Thompson) Mumford

Birth: 1886, in Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Married (1st): Gordon Kingsley Thompson in 1906 in Perth district, Western Australia, Australia

Married (2nd): Ernest Edward Mumford in 1928 in Perth district, Western Australia, Australia

Ernest was previously married to Mary Ann Harkness on 29 August 1904 in Perth, Western Australia, and had two children, Mavis and Glendolyn. Mary Ann died on 22 March 1927.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 14 June 1932 p1
    No. 3928/1932.
    To: Ernest Edward Mumford.
  Take notice that, a Plaint has been entered and a Summons issued against you in the above Local Court by Daisy Miriam Ruth Mumford of Canning-road, East Fremantle for the sum of £24 and costs for maintenance and an Order has been made that the publication of a notice of the entry of such Plaint in "The West Australian" shall be deemed to be good and sufficient service of the Summons upon you.
  The summons will be heard at the offices of the Local Court, Perth, on Monday the 27th day of June, 1932, at 10.15 o'clock in the forenoon on which day you are required to appear; and if you do not appear either in persons or by your solicitor at the time and place abovementioned such order will be made and proceedings taken as the Magistrate may think just and expedient.
  Dated this 13th day of June, 1932.
      T. A. HANNAH,
    Clerk of Local Court, Perth.
  This notice was taken out by MESSRS. PARKER and ROE, of 19 Howard-street, Perth, Solicitors for the abovenamed plaintiff.

Death: 7 September 1977, in Inglewood, Western Australia, Australia, aged 91

Cremation: Daisy's remains were buried in the Hartrick family grave in the Congregational section of the Karrakatta cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia. The grave is located in section AA gravesite 0006.

1915: 44 Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia   (World War I Nominal Roll)
1916: 44 Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia   (The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 2 August 1916 p1)
1920: 229 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia   (The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 23 July 1920 p6)
1932: Canning Road, East Fremantle, Western Australia   (The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 14 June 1932 p1)


Edith Mary Hartrick

Birth: 1879, in Walhalla, Victoria

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Education: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Edith was studying pure mathematics at the university in 1910.

Occupation: Teacher. Edith was a teacher at the Bell Street State School in Fitzroy, Victoria in 1913 when she left to teach at the Alfred Crescent School, also in Fitzroy. She was a teacher at State School 777 in Caulfield, Victoria, in 1936.
Fitzroy City Press (Victoria) 20 September 1913 p2
  There was a very pleasant little function at Bell-street State School last Wednesday afternoon, when occasion was taken to mark the departure of two members of the teaching staff, viz. Misses Edith Hartrick and Daisy Grattan. The former is leaving to take up a higher position at the Alfred Crescent School, North Fitzroy, and Miss Grattan crosses the road to assist at the special school in Bell-street. Miss Fleming (head of the school), on be half of the teaching staff and scholars, handed to Miss Hartrick several articles which are useful on a lady's dressing-table; and to Miss Grattan was given b handsome silver hot water-jug. Miss Fleming made a neat little speech, in, the course of which she expressed the regret felt by herself and the children at the departure of two such efficient and popular teachers as Misses Grattan and Hartrick. The ladles named made suitable responses. Miss Rose Nigan succeeds Miss Hartrick, and Miss Lilian Crellin takes up temporary duty in place of Miss Grattan.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 7 March 1936 p11
     Aquariums for Schools
AT State school No. 773, Glenhuntly road, Caulfield, one of the teachers, Miss E. M. Hartrick, has a 12-gallon aquarium, mounted on a travelling carriage, for exhibition in several classrooms where nature study is taught. This is a capital idea, which might well be adopted in other schools.

Notes: Edith acted as the executrix of the estate of her sister Adelaide in May 1944. At that time her address was 23 Hoddle Street, Elsternwick, Victoria (the same address as Adelaide at her death), and she was a spinster (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 1 May 1944 p10).

Edith was affectionately known as "Mollie"

Death: 1957, in Chatswood district, New South Wales, Australia


Elizabeth Ellen (Hartrick) Sanford

Elizabeth Ellen (Hartrick) Sanford
Elizabeth Ellen (Hartrick) Sanford
Birth: 27 December 1882, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Education: Anderson's Creek State School, which Nellie attended from 1893-5, achieving academic excellence and being noted for having missed only two days of school in three years.
The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 27 December 1895 p3
  On Friday last, the 20th inst., the annual distribution of prizes took place at Anderson's Creek State school. The Chairman of the Templestowe Board of Advice, Mr. A. Andrew, presented the prizes to the successful scholars. Before doing so he gave a short address to the scholars, in which he praised them for the excellent work done during the year, and hoped the prizes would encourage them to greater things. He said a first-class education was given at the State schools if parents liked to avail themselves of it. Competition was now so extreme that those who did not take advantage of the opportunity offered by the State would go to the wall. He congratulated the scholars on having such able teachers as Mr. and Mrs. Quick, and thanked them for taking so much interest in the children.
  The awards were as follow:—Best attendance for 1895—Nellie Hartrick, Matilda Schult, Elsie Hartrick, James Sewart, Thomas Twyerould, William Hartrick. Best average at monthly examinations—John Stewart, Matilda Schult and Nellie Hartrick equal, Jenifor Thomas, Catherine Hutchinson. Highest marks for year—Nellie Hartrick, Matilda Schult, John Stewart, William Hartrick, Elsie Hartrick, Arthur Speers, Mabel Moorhouse, and Sarah Belzer. VI. Class—1st Nellie Hartrick, 2nd Sarah Belzer. V. Class —1st Matilda Schult. IV. Class—1st prize Jenifor Thomas, 2nd Charles Twyerould, 3rd Alfred Fowler, 4th Catherine Hutchinson, 5th William Hartrick. III. Class—lst prize John Stewart, 2nd Emily Wall, 3rd Rose Tindal, 4th Jessie M'Culloch, 5th John Edwards. II. Class—1st Elsie Hartrick, Thomas Twyerould, James Stewart, May Speers, Caroline Wall. I. Class—Arthur Speers, Mabel Moorhouse, Lilian Tindal, Susan Hutchinson, Frank Quick, Charles Speers, Bertie Davis, Rose Speers, William Houghton, Nellie Gromann. A special prize was given by Mr. Andrew for composition, "Description of Anderson's Creek," and won by Florence Wall. A special prize for best conducted girl in the VI. Class was presented by Miss Belle Clark and was won by, Caroline Hutchinson. Special mention was made of the attendance of Nellie Hartrick, who has attended three years without missing more than two days, and also Matilda Schult who has not missed more than three days in the same time. The former girl is only 12 years of age and is in the upper sixth class, and obtained a total of 897 marks out of 1000. Matilda Schult has made exactly the same total for the fifth class.
  The children, after singing a few songs and giving three cheers for Mr. Andrew and the teachers, broke up for the holidays.

Married: Edward John Sanford on 27 December 1905 in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria, Australia
Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 12 January 1906 p5
  A very stylish wedding took place at Warrandyte on Wednesday, 27th ult., Miss Nellie Hartrick (eldest daughter of Mr A. Hartrick), being united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr John Sanford (eldest son of Mr. E. Sanford), both of Warrandyte. Judging by the crowd assembled at the church it was a very popular event, as every available space was taken up. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Raymond, of Doncaster. Miss Hartrick (cousin of the bride) played the Wedding March. Showers of rice met the happy couple on leaving the church. The wedding breakfast was held in the Warrandyte Hall and ample justice done to to the good things provided. Several appropriate toasts were given and duly responded to. After the breakfast the Hall was cleared and some 200 friends of the bride and bridegroom spent a very pleasant time in dancing, singing, etc., till the small hours of the morning. Mr Wyatt spoke a few appropriate words and wished the couple all happiness, when all present joined in three hearty cheers to the pair, who left shortly after for their honeymoon. Both Church and Hall were beautifully decorated by friends of the bride. The bridesmaids were Misses E., P., C., and F. Hartrick (sisters of the bride), and Miss M. Sanford (sister of the bridegroom). Master A. Hartrick (brother of bride) acted as page.
  The bride wore a lovely dress of white silk and lace, knots of satin ribbons here and there, and train, which with exquisite veil of tulle, prettily worked with flowers and wreath of orange blossom, made a very bewitching picture. The six bridesmaids wore dresses of cream silk and voile and crepolene. The bride's mother wore black meav silk relieved with er?? lace and ribbon bows. Some of the guests wore very handsome dresses. Little Florrie Hartrick (the bride's sister) made a vision of loveliness in her pretty white silk under a crown of jasmine, and others were equally becoming and stylish. The bride's cousin looked lovely in cream voile and lace, and a love dress of cream and lace worn by one of the bride's friends was a creation in itself. A black silk voile, especially handsome, was worn by one of the ladies. Another dress, pale flowered muslin, was among the prettiest. One lady looked distinguished in broche silk; another, in blue voile, exquisitely made, looked pretty among the different dresses of the guests; others, too numerous to mention, looked equally becoming and interesting.
  The following is a list of the presents :—
  Father of Bride—Cheque.
  Bride to Bridegroom—Family bible.
  Groom to Bride—Bracelet and pearls.
  Groom to Maids—Bracelets
  Mr H Hartrick, Walhalla (uncle of bride)—Silver teapot.
  Miss and Mr W. Hartrick (sister and brother of bride)—Handsome dinner set.
  Mrs J. Hartrick (aunt of bride)— Copper hot water jug.
  Mrs Netison (aunt of bride)—Handsom ?ay ??.
  Mrs and Miss Symonds (aunt and cousin of bride)—Silver back brush and comb.
  Misses Hartrick (sisters of the bride)—butter dish, fruit bowl, and glasses.
  Mr and Mrs Watkins (uncle and aunt of bride)—Set of carvers.
  Mrs Watkins sen. (grandmother of bride)—Bread board and knife.
  Misses Watkins (nieces of bride)—butter dish and sugar basin.
  Mr and Mrs Lambert (uncle and  aunt ??) ????.
  S?ir T. D1v)idso---{h, gqen.
  A r J. 11J ohinuso-Cih Tue.
  Mr and Mrs Tr :ismse--Cheque.
  Al rs Aliwhel-iCiqno.
  PIr 1R Bl.,kc-COeues.
  Alr and Mrs Wyatt--Silver pickle jar.
  Mr D,,vidsan-.-IL ,?disme erunt.
  Mr. A. Apt1 , u.a.rd.- -tnudsonnt ci liet
  Mrs J. Ai:der.on, W\Vlliala-S-i ilver. iious iterl lisnit hi.rrel,
  Miss Tow'nll--Silver teapot.
  Mir O. Itle. (lesste- l'Set carvers.
  t.r ond- ;i s I tsitp ---S.,at .: c ,L ie.
  Miss C. Koml,-Sit ver sitsr dish.
  .1.Miss S. Keimp-lInnuls,uume side boatd cloth.
  Jones'[iltlLIndiints tiea-st.t
  Mr nid Mrs Gilbjert-1 dz. knives and forks.
  Mists Anel i rlter Gilbert—Silver   riiountiled fruit llod.
  Mrs R. li-a!z r—Set of carvers and bread board and knife.
  Mrs W. Aln,—Pair of urns
  Mrs H. lis'zer—Pair vases.
  Mrs P. Whelan—Pair urns.
  Mrs ('. \Whelan—Water jug. i ri II. S'aln—Jug and glasses. lres 555 aii. siinii—Set of jugs.
  Pits t [ithr—Jelly dish.
  .Aird—Silver cruet.
  Mrs W. Schlichting—Pair silver snit scelurs and spoons
  P1irs ' Thompson and brothers—Salad bowls and plates.
  Mi T'. Dowd—-Pair pictures.
  Miss E. Hoad—Pair pictures.
  Miss Morrison—Handsome lamp.
  iPer Fmrria Bros. (the Innocents)—   ithindbuitIn lamp.
  Pniniie Brothers—Ruby jug and glasses.
  Mr and Mrs Till—Salad bowl and plates.
  Mr W. Burden—Teapot, knives and forks.
  Miss Allrti—Doz. glasses.
  Miss E. Wall—Jug and glasses.
  Mr R. Mahoney—Set buckhorn carvers
  Ss1s l)e F?ien—Silver card dish.
  Miss lhllhuad, Ballarat—Handissisteild cujite cloth.
  Mrs Hardman—Handsome cushions.
  Mr R. Thomas—Solid silver lady's companion.
  Mr and Mrs Jas. Sloan—Cheese dish and fruit bowl.
  Mrs W. Aumann—Set jugs.
  Mrs H. Squires—Set jugs.
  Mrs Jno. Sloan—Epergne.
  Mr A. Stiggants—Set of carvers.
  Mr G. Stiggants—Trays.
  Miss Mullens—Cake stand and flower bowl.
  Mrs Kruse—3 enamelled saucepans.
  Miss M. Speers (cousin of bride— Pair beaded serviette rings.
  Mrs H. Smith—Flower vase and ornaments.
  Mr L. Beale—Jug and glasses.
  Miss Eyers—Silver dish stand.
  Miss L. Francis—Silver jelly dishes.
  Miss H. Franois—Salt cellars and plates.
  Mr Whellah—Butter and sugar basin.
  Mrs Mollison—Serviettes
  Mrs Winch—Serviettes and side board cover.
  Miss Wyatt—Egg cups and stand.
  Mrs Lemon—Indian silk table cloth.
  Mr and Mrs Quick—Silver serviette rings.
  Mr C. Sanford (brother of groom)—Spring rocking chair.
  Mr H. White—Fruit dish and d'oyle.
  Mrs H tsrry—Biscuit burrel and dish.
  Mrs H. Aumann—Table linen.
  Misses and Master Aumann—Biscuit barrel, butter dish, and salt sellars.
  Miss A. Aumann—Dessert spoons and sugar spoons.
  Mr H. Morris—Silver jelly dish.
  Mrs J. Mullens—Crochet work.
  Miss Langford--Pair vases.
  Miss B Hartrick (cousin of bride)—Pair urns.
  Miss V. Thomas—Epergne.
  Mr G. Mahoney—Pair vases.
  Mrs Doyle—Pair vases.
  State School Children to Bride—Silver butter dish and knife (name engraved).

Occupation: Sewing teacher at the Anderson's Creek State School, earning £30 a year in 1903.

Affectionately known as "Nellie".

Elizabeth is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1909: Ringwood, Victoria (p20 #1177)
1931: Collingwood, Victoria (p25 #5629)
1936: Collingwood, Victoria (p25 #5622)

Death: 29 August 1964, in Victoria, Australia, aged 81

Buried: 1 September 1964 in Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia


Elsie Maude (Hartrick) Oliver

Elsie Maud Hartrick
Elsie Maud Hartrick
Henry Nuson Oliver and Elsie Maud Hartrick Wedding
Wedding photo of Henry Nuson Oliver and Elsie Maud Hartrick
photo from Dianne Gething
Birth: 4 December 1887, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Education: Anderson's Creek State School, Victoria. Elsie is noted as being in II. Class in 1895 (The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 27 December 1895 p3) and in III. Class in 1896  (The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 1 January 1896 p5).

Married: Henry Nuson Oliver on 24 July 1907 in St Stephen, Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria, Australia. I love that the gift of the mother of the bride to the newlyweds was a cow!
Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 2 August 1907 p5
  Our Warrandyte correspondent writes:

  One of the largest weddings ever celebrated here took place at St. Stephen's Church of England on Wednesday, July 24th, the contracting parties being Mr. Harry Oliver and Miss E. Hartrick, second oldest daughter of Mr. A. Hartrick. The ceremony was most impressively performed by the Rev. Mr. Raymond. The church was very prettily decorated with arches of wattle blossoms and a beautiful wedding bell was hung close to the altar, over the bride. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a very handsome dress of cream silk and a beautiful wreath and veil with orange blossoms. The bridesmaid, Miss L. Speers (cousin of the bride), was attired in a beautiful dress of cream silk. The Misses Hartrick (sisters of the bride) were prettily dressed in silk. Mr. Arthur Speers (cousin of the bride) acted as best man.
  After the ceremony, at which close on four hundred persons were present, the guests drove to the local Hall, and were received by Mr and Mrs A. Hartrick. The Hall was very artistically decorated with wattle blossoms and artificial flowers. Down the centre of the Hall were tables, magnificently laid out, and about 70 people sat down to the breakfast.
  The Rev. Mr Raymond proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, and the bridegroom suitably responded. Dr. Adam, of Lilydale, proposed the health of the bridesmaids, which was responded to by the best man. Mr H. White, of Doncaster, proposed the health of the host and hostess, and Mr A. Hartrick responded.
  In the evening a most enjoyable time was spent, the hall being crowded. Singing, dancing, and other amusements were kept up till the early morning, everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves.
  The bride and bridegroom left before 9 o'clock for the City, and departed amidst cheers and showers of rice.
  List of presents:—
Mrs Watkins (grandmother of bride)—Coffee jug and tray
 ,, Watkins (aunt of bride)—Jug & glasses
 ,, Hartrick ,, —Set saucepans
 ,, Lambert, ,, —Serviettes
Mr W. Hartrick (brother of bride)—Tea set
Mrs A. Hartrick (mother of bride)—A cow
Misses P., Clarice, & Florrie Hartrick (sisters of bride)—Quilt, jug, teapot
Master A. Hartrick—Shaving mug
Miss L. & Mr A. Spears (cousins of bride)—Silver butter cooler
Mrs Speers (aunt of bride)—Large teapot
Mr C. Speers (cousin of bride)—Cheese dish
Miss M. Speers, ,, —Tea cosey
Masters H. & V. Spears (cousins of bride)—pair vases
Mr Searle—Handsome lamp
Mr & Mrs Williams—Jardiniere
Miss Morrison—Pair copper candlesticks
Mr C. Holden—Set of carvers
Mrs J. Flinn—Pair copper candlesticks
 ,, P. Mullens—Fruit stand and bowl
 ,, Kurse—Set of jugs
 ,, F. Squires—Afternoon tea set
 ,, Whelan—Jug and glasses
 ,, J. Grant—Pair china doves
Mr S. Sandford—Bag of salt
 ,, J. Hutchinson—Half-dozen knives
 ,, W. Hutchinson—Clock
 ,, Perry—Jardiniere and vase
Mrs Johns—Jug and glasses
Miss [?]. Sloan—Handmade cushion
Miss H. Sloan—D'oyleys
Mrs J. Blair—Silver jam dish
 ,, C. Blair—Fruit stand
 ,, Schlichting—Silver-mounted salt cellars
 ,, Wyatt—Pair urns
Miss Wyatt—Teapot
Bennie Brothers—Handsome tea set
Mrs Bennie—Fruit stand
Mr & rs Till & Mr Gould—Dinner set
Mrs Boucher—Fruit bowl
Miss D. Hawkes—Sugar basin
 ,, Kirkwood—Rose bowl
 ,, Amstee—Half-dozen glasses

Occupation: In 1903 Elsie was "occasionally in service at 7s per week" (Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 13 March 1903 p5).

Elsie is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1914: Richmond North, Victoria (p106 #6327)
1919: Collingwood, Victoria (p51 #2984)
1924: Collingwood, Victoria (p51 #2990)
1931: Clifton Hill, Victoria (p28 #7702)
1936: Clifton Hill, Victoria (p77 #4585)

Death: 20 January 1950, in Parkdale, Victoria, Australia, aged 63
The Age (Melbourne, Victoria) 30 January 1950 p2
OLIVER.— On January 20. at a private hospital, Parkdale, Elsie Maude, dearly beloved mother of Rose, Clarice (Mrs. Layton), Dulcie (Mrs. Walsh), George, Betty (Mrs. Bartlett) and Elsie, fond mother-in-law of Bill. Ron, Edna and Don, loved grandmother of Dianne, Ron, Fay, Evelyn, Graham, Trevor, Shirley. Sandra and Cheryl, late of 216 Nicholson-street Fitzroy. For ever remembered.

Cremation: 31 January 1950 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Elsie's remains are located at Tristania, wall 2BB niche 753
The Age (Melbourne, Victoria) 30 January 1950 p6
OLIVER. — The Funeral of the late Mrs. ELSIE MAUDE OLIVER is appointed to leave the Bathurst Memorial Chapel, corner Glen Huntly and Kooyong roads, Elsternwlck, TOMORROW, at 2 p.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium.
  T. BATHURST & Co. (late A.I.F.). LF6337.

1950: 216 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria   (The Age (Melbourne, Victoria) 30 January 1950 p2)


Florence Dulcie Hartrick

Birth: 1887, in Victoria

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Death: 1891, in Tuena district, New South Wales


Florence May (Hartrick) Grant

Florence May Hartrick
Florence May Hartrick
Peter Leslie Grant
Peter Leslie Grant
Birth: 22 November 1899, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Married: Peter Leslie Grant on 17 February 1920 in Balnarring, Victoria, Australia

Peter was born on 27 July 1890, in Tooan, Victoria, the son of Donald Grant and Jane McLure. He was a farmer. Peter died on 28 July 1966 in Cheltenham, Victoria, aged 76, and is buried in Crib Point cemetery, Victoria.
Peter is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1924: Dromana, Victoria (p15 #844)
1931: Kerang, Victoria (p22 #1261)
1936: Kerang, Victoria (p23 #1309)
1942: Dromana, Victoria (p27 #1575)
1949: Dromana, Victoria (p34 #1975)
1954: Dromana, Victoria (p42 #2442)


Florence is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1924: Dromana, Victoria (p15 #839)
1931: Kerang, Victoria (p22 #1259)
1936: Kerang, Victoria (p23 #1308)
1942: Dromana, Victoria (p27 #1572)

Death: 20 July 1975, in Agmaroy hospital, Wilson, Western Australia, Australia, aged 75

Buried: Crib Point cemetery, Crib Point, Victoria, Australia


Frank Standish Hartrick

Birth: 1890, in Tuena district, New South Wales

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Married: Isobel Jarvie McNish on 8 July 1916 in St Stephen, Philip Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Victoria) 10 August 1916 p2
On Saturday, 8th July, a quiet wedding was celebrated by the Rev. John Ferguson at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Phillip street, Sydney, when Mr. Frank Standish, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hartrick, Elsternwick, was married to Miss Isobel Jarvie, second youngest daughter of Mrs. Erickson, Greenvale and the late Mr. John McNish, Ascot Vale. The bride took with her many handsome presents from her personal friends; also from the nursing staff at the Base Hospital, St. Kilda road. Present address: "Elswick," Upper Pitt street, Kirribilli, Sydney. 

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 5 August 1916 p13
HARTRICK—McNISH.—On the 8th July, at St. Stephen's, Philip street, Sydney, by the Rev. John Ferguson, Frank Standish, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hartrick, Elsternwick, to Isobel Jarvie, second daughter of Mrs. Ereckson, ???vale, and the late John McNish. Present address, "Elswick," Upper Pitt street, Kirribilli, Sydney.

Isobel was the daughter of John McNish and Mary.
The Sydney Morning Herald 17 August 1950 p11
MRS. W. H. PEATE, who recently returned from England, gave a lunch at the Pickwick Club yesterday in honour of Mrs. Frank Hartrick, of Pymble, who will leave in the Orcades on Saturday for twelve months' abroad. While in England, Mrs. Hartrick will stay with her daughter, Miss June Hartrick, who was a dietitian at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and is now attached to a London hospital.

Isobel died on 6 April 1959, in Wollstonecraft, New South Wales.
Death notice
  HARTRICK, Isabell Jarvie.—April 6, 1959, of Wollstonecraft, wife of the late F. S. Hartrick, of Pymble, and dearly loved mother of Margaret, June and Alison.

Occupation: Businessman. Frank was the managing director of Taubmans Ltd.

Death: 30 October 1949, at his home on Mayfield Avenue, Pymble, New South Wales, Australia. Frank committed suicide by hanging himself from rafters in his garage.
The Sydney Morning Herald 1 November 1949 p13
Hanged In Garage
  Mr. Frank S. Hartrick, 59, managing director of Taubmans Ltd., was found hanged by his wife in the garage at his home in Mayfield Avenue, Pymble, on Sunday night.
  Mrs. Hartrick had been out in her car and she found her husband's body hanging from a rafter when she entered the garage.
  Mr. Hartrick returned from a business trip abroad a few weeks ago. He had been in bad health.

Will: dated 6 February 1948. Probate was applied for by Isobel Jarvis Hartrick, the sole executrix.


George Standish Hartrick

George Standish Hartrick
George Standish Hartrick
image from Wexford to Walhalla by Standish R. Hartrick 
Birth: 21 February 1829, in New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland

Baptism: 27 March 1829, in St Mary, New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland

Father: Standish Hartrick

Mother: Henrietta Mary (Innes) Hartrick

Education: Gatwick Hill School, Bath, Somerset

Married: Mary Matilda Symes on 8 March 1852 in St Mary, New Ross, county Wexford, Ireland
George Standish Hartrick is recorded as single, the son of Standish Hartrick. Mary Matilda Symes is recorded as single, the daughter of Abraham Symes.

Notes: George and Mary emigrated to Victoria shortly after their marriage. They travelled first class on the Bengal Merchant, leaving London on 1 April 1852 and arriving in Melbourne on 2 September 1855. They settled first in Ballarat and then in Walhalla where George was a mine manager for many years. In 1864 he was manager of a gold mine in Costerfield, Victoria, the Longfellow's Gold Mine in 1867, and was manager of the Empress mine in Walhalla which opened in 1870. In 1881 he was a mining manager in Andersons Creek, Victoria (marriage certificate of his son George). Many more details of his life can be found in Wexford to Walhalla by Standish R. Hartrick published in the Irish Palatine Association Journal No. 12.
Gippsland Times (Victoria) 24 September 1867 p3
LONGFELLOW'S GOLD MINING COMPANY (Registered).—The mining manager, under date the 14th inst., reports that at a special general meeting of this company, held on the 12th inst., the proffered resignation of the general manager, Mr Hartrick, was accepted, but a new agreement was arranged and entered into between the company and Mr Hartrick by virtue of which he resumes the general management for twelve months certain.

Gippsland Times (Victoria) 23 August 1870 p3
Empress Gold Mining Company (Registered). — According to appointment this company's crushing plant was christened on Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. The preparations in the shape of a good supply of champagne, wines, beer, &c. were upon the usual liberal scale peculiar to the Walhalla mining companies. The band was present under the leadership of Mr Gorman, and enlivened the proceedings considerably by playing several fashionable airs in their usual style.
  Mr Henry Rosales came forward to the engine platform and bade the guests who were assembled a hearty welcome, informed them that the first item on the programme was to christen that elaborate piece of mechanism the Empress Gold Mining Company's battery.
  Mrs Hartrick, to whom was entrusted this necessary and very important ceremony, titled this monster engine the “Phœnix.”
  Mr Sayce proposed
Success and Prosperity to the Empress Gold Mining Company ; he was proud to see such a meeting assembled to do honour to the christening of this company's battery, for which he could safely predict a glorious future, and he had no hesitation in stating that the claim would pay dividends equal to the renowned Long Tunnel Company's claim ; the elaborate plant which they be held was a credit to the manager, a credit to the men, and a credit to all those who participated in its construction. He therefore invited them to join him in wishing success and prosperity to the Empress Gold Mining Company.
  Mr Duval thanked them for the very sincere manner they had received the last toast. He had been connected with the Empress claim since the earliest days of Walhalla; they were all aware that the company had experienced many difficulties, but he ventured to hope they were at an end. He believed the claim would pay good dividends and give employment to a great number of men for years to come.
  Mr Henry Rosales in proposing the health of Mr Hartrick, the manager, remarked that he was an old friend. Some time ago the directors of the Longfellow's Company requested him to recommend a gentleman to their management. He recommended Mr Hartrick, and he was proud to state that he never regretted having done so; he had deserved from the directors and shareholders their warmest thanks for his untiring energy and perseverance, and he considered that his knowledge was a great acquisition to Walhalla and the district generally. He should, therefore, conclude by proposing the health of Mr Hartrick, coupled with that of Mrs Hartrick, and all the young Hartricks.
  Mr Hartrick, in responding, observed that the company had had many difficulties to centond with, but happily they were now surmounted. He could not allow this opportunity to pass without stating that the shareholders had paid their calls like bricks; they also had to thank the Bank of Victoria for the invaluable assistance rendered by that corporation to the Empress Company. He had now a most pleasing duty to perform, and that was to propose the healths of Messrs Hoey, Graham, Matheson, and Roberts, who had all done their best, and had each performed the share of work allotted to them like men.

Death: 18 May 1904, in Nazareth House Nursing Home, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 20 May 1904 p1
HARTRICK.—On the 18th May, at Ballarat, George Standish Hartrick, formerly of Walhalla and Bendigo, aged 75. A colonist of 53 years.

Buried: 19 May 1904 in Ballarat New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, aged 75. George is buried in section 8 grave 44


George Standish Hartrick

George Standish Hartrick
George Standish Hartrick c1934 at the gate of his house at 3 Paxton Street, East Malvern, Victoria.
image from Tim Hartrick 
Birth: August 1858, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: George attended the Walhalla School and was in the Third Class in 1869 (Gippsland Times (Victoria) 28 December 1869 p3).

Married (1st): Elizabeth Stiggants on 29 June 1881 in St John's Church, Anderson's Creek (a.k.a Warrandyte), Victoria.
George Hartrick is recorded as a bachelor, aged 23, born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, the son of George Standish Hartrick, a mining manager, and Mary Matilda Syms. He is a miner, resident in Anderson's Creek. Elizabeth Stiggants is recorded as a spinster, aged 19, born in Andersons Creek, Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Henry Stiggants, a miner, and Miriam Houghton.

Elizabeth was born in 1861 in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria, the daughter of Henry Stiggants and Miriam Houghton. She died on 5 August 1901, at "Wellesley", Subiaco, Western Australia, aged 39, after a three week illness, and was buried on 6 August 1901, in the Congregational section of the Karrakatta cemetery, Western Australia.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 31 August 1901 p9
HARTRICK.—On the 5th August, 1901, at "Wellesley," Subiaco, W.A., Elizabeth, the dearly beloved wife of George Hartrick, second daughter of H. and M. Stiggants, Warrandyte, Victoria, and sister of H. Stiggants, S. J. McGill, and R. S. Crooks, aged 39 years.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 6 August 1901 p4
HARTRICK.-The Friends of Mr. George Hartrick, of the A.M.P. Society, are respectfully invited to follow the Remains of his late beloved Wife, Elizabeth, to the place of interment, the Congregational Cemetery, Karrakatta. The Funeral is appointed to leave his Residence, Wellesley, Subiaco-road, off Coghlan-road, Subiaco, at 3 o'clock THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, per road. The half-past 3p.m. train from Perth stops at Karrakatta.
DONALD J. CHIPPER, Undertaker and Embalmer, Hay-street, Perth, and at Hannan-street, Kalgoorlie. Tel. 137.

Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 10 August 1901 p63
  The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hartrick, wife of Mr. George Hartrick, of the A.M.P. Society, took place on Tuesday afternoon, in the Congregational portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery, and was attended by a large number of friends. The chief mourners, were Mr. Hartrick (husband), Masters Percy, Victor and Cecil (sons). The pall-bearers were Mr. F. D. Good, Mr. P. Collett, Mr. F. Hawley, Mr. J. P. Wade, Mr. J. Brebber, Mr. E. Berry The following sympathisers sent wreaths:—Victor and Percy, Daisy and Rosy. Mr. and Mrs. J. Coultas, Mr. F. J. Huelin, Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Shotter, Mr. Edmondstone, employees Messrs. Sargood, Butler Nichol and Ewen, Mr. A. Edmondstone, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Stronach, Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall, Miss Colls, Mr. Bailey Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Cowell, Mr. S. Bremer, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Campbell, and Mrs. M. D. Meityre. The Rev. Mr. Ernest Davies officiated at the grave, and the funeral arrangements were carried but by Mr. Donald J. Chipper, of Perth and Kalgoorlie.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 16 August 1901 p3
  The many friends of Mr Geo. Hartrick in Benalla district will regret to hear that that gentleman's much beloved mate—namely, his wife—is dead, news of the sad event reaching the E
NSIGN from Subiaco, a suburb of Perth (Western Australia) on Wednesday morning last. In the words of our informant (the deceased lady's son, Victor), "she breathed her last on Monday, 5th inst., at 5 a.m., after an illness lasting three weeks to the hour. She was buried the following day in Karrakatta cemetery. Death came very suddenly. My father called me before the hour named to go for a doctor. I did my best over two miles of sloppy road on a bicycle, but when I returned mother had breathed her last. Six of us, as you know, are left to mourn her loss, the youngest being little Laura, aged 5 months." The late Mrs Hartrick was one of the most amiable of women, and the hospitality which characterised her in her home was unbounded. By nature she was a lady, possessing a proper pride, which was blended with a wise and dignified womanhood. Her home was a symbol of domestic happiness and comfort, and many a time and oft she lent grace and ability, along with her widowed husband, at public and private entertainments as a musician. A favorite with all classes of the community who knew her she goes to her tomb with the sincerest regrets of a very large circle of sterling friends and acquaintances in this district. By her death Mr Hartrick has lost a partner of partners and for him there will be genuine sympathy over his melancholy bereavement.

Married (2nd): Rose Ada Walker on 29 May 1920, in St John, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia
George Hartrick is recorded as a widower, with three living and three dead children. He is aged 62, born in Ballarat, the son of George Standish Hartrick and Mary Matilda Sims. He is a clerk and resident at 3 Paxton Street, E. Malvern. Ada Rose Walker is recorded as a spinster, aged 41, born in Bendigo, the daughter of Arthur Frederick Walker, deceased, and Mary Campbell McPherson. She is an artist and resident at 3 Paxton Street, E. Malvern.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 2 June 1920 p1
HARTRICK—WALKER.—On the 29th May at St. John's E. Malvern, by the Rev H. R. Hewett, George, son of the late G. Standish Hartrick, to Rose A., daughter of the late A. F. Walker, of Bendigo, and late Mrs. Mary Campbell Walker, of E. Malvern.

Roase Ada Walker
Rose Ada Walker from a Christmas card c.1900
image from Tim Hartrick
News from the Front by Rose Walker
"News from the Front" watercolour by Rose Ada Walker (1900) held at the Castlemaine Art Gallery
Sweet Sixteen painting by Rose Walker
"Sweet Sixteen" watercolour by Rose Ada Walker (1919)
image from
Rose was born on 31 January 1879 in Sandhurst, Victoria, the daughter of Arthur Frederick Walker and Mary Campbell McPherson. She was baptised on 4 April 1879 in Eaglehawk parish, county Bendigo, Victoria, at which time her residence was Barnard Street in Sandhurst. Rose studied art at the Bendigo School of Mines and later under Max Meldrum. She was a portraitist, and watercolour and pastel painter. She was a native of Melbourne, Victoria and a foundation member of "Twenty Melbourne Painters" and her work was exhibited with the Victorian Artists’ Society and the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. Examples of her work are preserved at the Castlemaine Gallery. Rose also worked as an art teacher. Rose died on 20 June 1942 at Austin Hospital, Heidelburg, Victoria, aged 63, of myocarditis, an infection of the heart. She was cremated at the Springvale Botanical cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, on 22 June 1942. A rose memorial is located there in Grevillea garden 1 bed B3 rose 50.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 1 February 1879 p1
WALKER. —On the 30th ult., at Sandhurst, Mrs. A. F. Walker of a daughter.

Design & Art Australia Online
Painter and miniaturist, was born at Walhalla, one of the eight children of Arthur and Mary Walker. Her father, Chief Government Mining Engineer for Victoria, was based at Walhalla and Bendigo. Walker studied art under Arthur T. Woodward at the Bendigo School of Mines before undertaking further studies in Melbourne under the tonal realist painter, Max Meldrum (c.1918).
From 1903 Rose exhibited with the Victorian Artists’ Society; in 1914 she showed two watercolours, Primroses and A Sunset (each for sale at a guinea), with the Queensland Art Society in Brisbane. After her Melbourne studies, she exhibited with the Meldrum School for the next few years. In 1919 she was a foundation member of 'Twenty Melbourne Painters’ and exhibited with it until 1940. [Her painting of a bowl of roses, Sweet Eighteen 1929, was offered at Sotheby’s Melbourne on 28 November 2000, lot 166 (ill.).]
Walker worked as an art teacher at private and public schools, including the Melbourne University High School. She was also a member of the Victorian Artists’ Society and the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. During the 1920s she exhibited regularly at the Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne; reviewers praised her delicate sense of colour and her knowledge of values. After her marriage, she exhibited as Mrs George Hartrick.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 27 June 1942 p2
On June 20, at Austin Hospital, Rose Ada (nee Walker), widow of George, loving mother of Tom, sister of Mary (Mrs. Dodd, deceased) Arthur Walker (deceased), Herbert Walker (W.A.), Lilian (Mrs. Fisher, England) and Esther (deceased) and Ramsay (deceased)
  HARTRICK.—The Funeral of the late ADA ROSE HARTRICK will leave the East Malvern office of B. Matthews Pty. Ltd., 847 Dandenong road THIS DAY (Monday) at 9 a.m. for the Springvale Crematorium.
  B. MATTHEWS PTY. LTD. Win. 66.

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 6 October 1942 p11
ROSE ADA HARTRICK, Deceased. — Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1926, notice is hereby given that all creditors and persons having any debts or claims against the estate of Rose Ada Hartrick, late of 11 Dundonald avenue, East Malvern, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased (who died on the twentieth day of June, 1942), and letters of administration of whose estate, with the will dated the twenty-fourth day of September, 1935, annexed, were granted by the Supreme Court of Victoria. in its Probate Jurisdiction, on the nineteenth day of September 1942, to THE TRUSTEES EXECUTORS AND AGENCY COMPANY LIMITED, of 401 Collins street, Melbourne, in the said State, the said company having been duly authorised by Herbert Stanley Walker, of 113 Fairfield street, Mt. Hawthorn, in the State of Western Australia, accountant, the sole executor appointed by the said will to administer the said estate, are hereby requested to SEND PARTICULARS in writing of such Debts or CLAIMS to the said company at its address beforemen tloned, on or before the ninth day of December, 1942, after which date the said company will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Rose Ada Hartrick, deceased, which shall then have come, or thereafter shall come, to its hands, amongst the per sons entitled thereto, having regard only to the debts or claims of which it shall then have had notice. And notice is hereby further given, that the said company will not be liable for the assets so distributed or any part thereof to any person of whose debt or claim it shall not then have had notice.
  Dated this fifth day of October, 1942.
  RYLAH & ANDERSON, of 349 Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors for the said company.

Occupation: George started as a miner in Warrandyte (marriage certificate) and later became the Sheriff's Officer in Benalla, Victoria. Mention is found of George serving as sheriff's officer from September 1889 until 1895 when, faced with a pay reduction, he resigned his position and moved to Western Australia, leaving on 19 September 1895. Amongst the items put up for auction before his departure was his Newfoundland dog, Argus.
The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 30 July 1895 p2
  It is the intention of Mr Geo. Hartrick, sheriff's officer at Benalla, to resign his position shortly. His reason for so doing is owing to recent retrenchment in the Crown Law department, by which subsidies to sheriff's officers have been stopped. By this means Mr Hartrick's position be comes so unremunerative that he does not think it worth while holding it any longer. It is his intention to leave Benalla in about six weeks' time and settle in Perth, Western Australia. As a vocalist Mr Hartrick will prove a loss to Benalla.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 17 September 1895 p2
    Furniture Sale.
Under instructions from Mr G. Hartrick
(who is leaving the colony)
MR JOHN HASSETT will sell, without reserve, on the premises, Byrne-street, on Wednesday, 18th September, at one o'clock sharp—
  A choice collection of furniture and effects, consisting of—Splendid mirror chiffonier (cedar), 7 tables (various sizes and sorts), pictures, large assortment of chairs, safe, clock, crockeryware and china tea set, hall stand (metal), linoleums, wardrobe and chests drawers (cedar), washstands and ware, bedsteads, bedding and child's double cot, looking glasses, verandah blinds, copying press, Trade Circular complete for last 7 years, 16 gal. copper (quite new), carpenter's bench and tool chest combined, the pure-bred Newfoundland dog "Argus"; also, a quantity of useful household sundries too numerous to particularise.
    No reserve. - Terms cash.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 20 September 1895 p2
  Mr G. Hartrick, the late local sheriff's officer, left Benalla yesterday morning, en route for "fresh fields and pastures new." He intends staying in Melbourne for a few weeks, and then proceeding to Perth, Western Australia. We understand that a numerously signed testimonial has been presented to Mr Hartrick bearing evidence of the exemplary manner in which he carried out his duties whilst in Benalla.

George became the Perth representative of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, a non-profit life insurance company. In 1909 he went to the United States and landed up in Vancouver working as an accountant for the Canadian Pacific Hotel System before returning to Australia and locating to East Malvern, Victoria.
Wexford to Walhalla by Standish R. Hartrick published in the Irish Palatine Association Journal No. 12:
During 1913 he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Hotel System, operating from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He completed his mission, viz. opened up businesses for [our] Company with the United States before returning to Australia. [Your] experience and knowledge may be of great use to the Hudson’s Bay Company …. He spent some time at Banff and Kicking Horse Pass before returning to Australia.

In Benalla, George was well known for his exceptional bass singing voice, while Elizabeth grew prize winning chrysanthemums (The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 11 May 1894 p2).
The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 30 June 1893 p2
Mr Hartrick followed with a song "the Skipper." He was in good form, and his rendering of the number with which he was entrusted was a treat, and was listened to with rapt attention. Of course he was loudly encored, and he replied with "the Midshipmite ;" Mrs Hartrick played his accompaniments with true artistic effect.

Extraordinarily, George was to lose substantial property by fire twice in the time he spent in Western Australia. The first time was right on arrival - George and family arrived in Fremantle aboard the arriving aboard the steamer Innamincka on 24 October 1895 (The Daily News (Perth Western Australia) 24 October 1895 p2) and on 29 October a fire broke out at the Fremantle customs shed that destroyed most of the cargoes, including passengers' luggage, of the Innamincka and the Tangiers, although we learned later that  two cases of George's furniture were recovered so it was not a total loss.
The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 12 November 1895 p5
It has been reported locally that Mr George Hartrick, who left Benalla some time ago for Western Australia, had suffered it loss through the whole of his furniture being burnt in the recent fire which destroyed the Perth Custom house. Since that report was circulated, a letter has been received by a local resident from a friend in Perth to the effect that two cases of Mr Hartrick's furniture had been recovered unharmed from among the ruins of the building, so that the loss referred to is not its great as at first reported.

In February 1902 George made a visit back to Benalla, where he received sympathy in  the local newspaper on the recent loss of his wife.
The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 14 February 1902 p2
   Mr Geo. Hartrick, an old favorite Benallaite, who, with his wife and family, left here six years ago and settled in Perth, Western Australia, has been in our midst during the past week. As might be expected, Mr Hartrick has been the recipient of all-round greetings from his many friends. As our readers will remember from reports which have already appeared in the E
NSIGN, Mr Hartrick sustained serious losses by his visit to the state named, all his furniture being destroyed at Perth railway station, whilst his next misfortune was that of the loss of his wife by death a year or so back. Notwithstanding all this, Mr Hartrick has succeeded in founding a home at a suburb of the city referred to and is now one of the travelling representatives of the Australian Mutual Provident Society, one of the strongest assurance institutions of its kind in the world. Notwithstanding the way in which it is decried in some quarters, Mr Hartrick says that Wes tern Australia is one of the most promising states in the union and that the people there are now beginning to realise that it is splendidly adapted for wheat-growing. Mr Hartrick is at present the guest of Mr Standish, of Goorambat, and when he has trans acted some business he has to attend to here will return to Westralia with the intention of stopping there during the rest of his life.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 3 November 1902 p5
Mr. George Hartrick, city representative of the A.M.P. Society, has been for more than a week laid aside with an attack of Bright's disease.

(Bright's disease is a kidney disease)

The second fire disaster to befall George and his family occurred in November 1904 when George's house in Subiaco, Western Australia, was completely destroyed in a fire started by an explosion of an oil stove.
Fire destroys home of George Standish Hartrick
Fire at Subiaco: Mr. G. Hartrick's House
photo by Shaw Bros., 2 Kimberley street, Leederville
image from Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 12 November 1904 p27
Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 12 November 1904 p33
      (See Illustration.)
  A six-roomed weatherboard house, at Subiaco, occupied and owned by Mr. G. Hartrick was completely destroyed by fire last week. The Subiaco Fire Brigade, assisted by the Metropolitan and Leederville Brigades, endeavoured to subdue the flames, but owing to some difficulty being experienced in obtaining water their efforts were of little avail, and the place was completely gutted. The houses adjoining, however, were prevented from being damaged beyond scorching. The house was insured for £450 and the furniture for £200.

In 1909 George sold his household furniture in preparation for a move to the United States.
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 8 July 1909 p5
Mr. Chas. Sommers announces that he will conduct a sale of household furniture and effects, on account of Mr. G. Hartrick (who is leaving for America), at "Wollesley", 168 Subiaco-road, opposite Mueller-road, Subiaco, to-day (Thursday), at 11 o'clock. Included in the lots to be disposed of are a genuine John Brinsmead and Son piano, rattan arm and occasional chairs, bedroom suite, extension dining table, bed and table linen, a large collection of aboriginal weapons postcard camera, and a large quantity of general furnishings.

Death: 15 December 1934, at his residence, 3 Paxton Street, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia, aged 76
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 17 December 1934 p1
HARTRICK.—On the 15th December, at his residence, 3 Paxton street, East Malvern. George, beloved husband of Rose, and loving father of Tom, aged 76 years.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 22 December 1934 p1
HARTRICK.—On December 15, at East Malvern, George, (late of Subiaco), the beloved husband of Rose, and father of Victor (deceased), Percy (deceased), Daisy (Mrs. Mumford; Claremont), Rose (Mrs. Ball, Oakland, California); Cecil (deceased), Laura (Mrs. Norgard, Victoria Park), and Thomas (East Malvern); in his 77th year

Buried: 17 December 1934, in Springvale cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. His grave is located in compartment F section 13 grave 36.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 17 December 1934 p1
HARTRICK. — The Friends of Mr. GEORGE HARTRICK are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Springvale Cemetery.
  The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, 3 Paxton street, East Malvern, THIS DAY (Monday) at 2 p.m.
  BURTON BROS., Undertakers, Main street Lilydale 'Phone 11.

Census & Addresses:
1892: Byrne Street, Benalla, Victoria  (The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 7 June 1892 p2)
1895: Byrne Street, Benalla, Victoria  (The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 17 September 1895 p2)
1901: "Wellesley", Subiaco, Western Australia (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 31 August 1901 p9)
1907: "Wollesley", 168 Subiaco Road, Subiaco, Western Australia (The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 8 July 1909 p5)
1910: Seattle Ward 5, King county, Washington: G. Hartrick, head, is widowed, aged 52 and born in Australia. His father and mother were both born in Ireland.
1911: Ymir riding, Kootenay, British Columbia
1934: 3 Paxton Street, East Malvern, Victoria   (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 17 December 1934 p1)


Henrietta Mary (Hartrick) Neilson

Henrietta Mary (Hartrick) Neilson
Henrietta Mary (Hartrick) Neilson
photo from Helen Pillerine
House in Yarram where Minnie Hartrick lived
The house in Yarram, Victoria, where Minnie Hartrick lived.
photo from Helen Pillerine
Birth: 16 November 1864, in Costerfield, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Married: Robert Charles Cunningham Neilson on 24 June 1884 in Christ Church, Tarraville, Victoria
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 27 June 1884 p1
On the 24th inst., at Christ Church, Tarraville, by the Rev. H. A. Betts, Robert C. C. Neilson of Stratford, to Minnie, youngest daughter of G. S. Hartrick, Port Albert.

Gippsland Times (Victoria) 27 June 1884 p3
That ever popular and interesting ceremony, the tying of the Gordian knot, was performed in the Church of England, Tarraville, on Tuesday last. The officiating minister was the Rev. H. A. Betts, the most deeply interested parties to the contract (says the Standard) being Mr Robert Neilson and Miss Minnie Hartrick. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law Mr S. Symonds, and a number of friends of the happy couple were present to wish them prosperity as they drove away in the direction of Sale, en route to their new home at Fernbank, near Stratford.

Notes: Known as "Minnie".

Death: 25 May 1938, in Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, aged 73
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 26 May 1938 p10
NEILSON. — On the 25th May, Henrietta Mary, of 10 Narong road, Caulfield, widow of the late R. C. Neilson (late of Traralgon), and loving mother of Allan, Ella, Frances, Ivy, Roy, Keith, Eric, and Vivian, aged 73 years.

Buried: 26 May 1938, in Traralgon cemetery, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia. The grave location is NSCE-C057.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 26 May 1938 p10
NEILSON.—-The Friends of Mrs. HENRIETTA MARY NEILSON are respectfully informed that her remains will be interred in the Traralgon Cemetery.
  The funeral will leave her residence, 10 Narong road, Caulfield North, THIS DAY (Thursday, 26th May, 1938), at 10.30 a.m., arriving at cemetery at 2 p.m.


Jane (Hartrick) Symonds

Birth: 1856, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: Jane attended the Walhalla School and was awarded a prize in Geographical Drawing in 1869 (Gippsland Times (Victoria) 28 December 1869 p3).

Married: Samuel Symonds on 15 April 1878 in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a Warrandyte), Victoria
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 20 April 1878 p1
HARTRICK.—On the 15th inst., at Warrandyte, by the Rev. A. W. Cresswell, Samuel, third son of Edw. S. Symonds, Esq., Under-treasurer, to Jane, eldest daughter of Geo. S. Hartrick, Esq., late of Walhalla.

Death: 28 August 1942, in a private hospital, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia, aged 85. At the time of her death, Jane was resident at 5 Paxton Street, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 31 August 1942 p2
SYMONDS. —On August 29, at a private hospital, East Malvern, Jane, beloved wife of the late Samuel Symonds of 5 Paxton street, East Malvern, and loved mother of George, Harry, Hilda (Mrs. McCaul), Edgar and Victor (deceased), aged 85 years.

Buried: 31 August 1942 in Boroondara General Cemetery, Kew, Victoria, Australia, aged 85. Jane is buried with her husband in grave IND A 0449.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 31 August 1942 p2
  SYMONDS.—The Funeral of the late Mrs JANE SYMONDS will leave Drayton and Garson's chapel, 1217 High street, Malvern THIS DAY (Monday, August 31) at 3.30 p.m. to the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew

The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 6 January 1943 p9
CREDITORS, next of kin, and all others having CLAIMS against the estate of JANE SYMONDS late of 5 Paxton street, East Malvern, Victoria, widow, deceased, who died on 28th August, 1942, are required to SEND PARTICULARS thereof to George Standish Symonds, administrator of the said estate, with the will and codicil of the said Jane Symonds, deceased, annexed thereto, care of the undersigned on or before the 8th day of March, 1943, otherwise they may be excluded when the assets are being dis- tributed. Dated the 5th day of January, 1943. T. W. BRENNAN, B.A., LL.B., 116 Queen street, Melbourne, solicitor for the administrator.


Jasper Henry Cecil Hartrick

Birth: 1889, in Yarrawonga, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Notes: Jasper was known as Cecil

Death: 2 October 1910, in Seattle, King county, Washington, United States

Buried: Mount Pleasant cemetery, King county, Washington, United States

1910: Seattle Ward 5, King county, Washington: Charles Hartrick is the son of G. Hartrick, single, aged 21 and born in Australia. His father and mother were both born in Australia.


John Standish Hartrick

John Standish Hartrick
John Standish Hartrick
Birth: 4 June 1854, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: Ballarat School of Mines, Ballarat, Victoria

Married: Florence Weekes in 1877 in Victoria

Florence was born in 1855 in Clifton district, Gloucestershire, and baptised on 24 June 1855 in St John the Evangelist, Clifton, Gloucestershire, the daughter of Henry Weekes and Eliza Morgan. She died on 8 January 1938 at her residence, 23 Hoddle Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, aged 82, and was cremated on 10 January 1938 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Florence's remains are located with her husband's at Grevillea, Garden 1 bed B2 rose 33
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 10 January 1938 p11
HARTRICK.—On the 8th January, at her residence. 23 Hoddle street, Elsternwick, Florence, widow of the late John Standish Hartrick, and dearly loved mother of Edith, Lionel, Adelaide, Laura, and Frank, in her 83rd year.
HARTRICK.—The funeral of the late FLORENCE HARTRICK will leave her residence, 23 Hoddle street, Elsternwick, THIS DAY (Monday), at 1.30 p.m. for the Crematorium, Springvale.

Occupation: Mining Engineer. John worked for fourteen years for the Long Tunnel Company in Walhalla, Victoria before studying at the Ballarat School of Mines. In 1887 he was appointed to manage the Jackson's Reef mine in Kimberley, Western Australia, causing controversy with a condemnatory report on the mine. John moved to Murchison, Western Australia in 1894. Amongst the properties he was connected with, were the Edna May, at Westonia, which he bought and later floated a company to work, the Empress, at Lennonville, and the Fingall Extended at Cue. In 1902 George went to Egypt where he operated a 5500 square mile concession and later traveled on business to Harbin, China, returning to Australia in 1912.

Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, Northern Territory) 29 October 1887 p2
Mr. J. Hartrick, a gentleman who is to take the entire management of Jackson's Reef, Kimberley, arrived by the s.s. Guthrie," and will proceed to Cambridge Gulf by the s.s. "Dicky." We understand that Mr. Hartrick has had a lengthy experience in the reefing districts of Victoria.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 2 July 1888 p3
      [From the Argus, June 15.]
  A meeting of shareholders of the Jackson's Reef Goldmining Company, Hall's Creek, Kimberley, was held last night at Scott's Hotel, for the purpose of hearing explanations from Mr. J. Hartrick, formerly mining manager of the company, respecting his conduct in reporting adversely on the mine, and his action respecting the manner in which he had carried out his duties while in the service of the company. Mr. D. Wilkie was voted to the chair and there were about 60 or 70 shareholders present.
  The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said the shareholders had already had an interview with Mr. Hartrick, and he had now attended a meeting of the shareholders to give explanations.
  Mr. Hartrick then read the following report:—
  "Melbourne, June 19,1888.—In order that there maybe no mistake about the work done by me at your mine, and my opinion of its prospects, I beg to lay before you the following statement :—I was appointed manager of your company on the 19th September, 1887, and left Melbourne on the 28th, but was recalled from Sydney to accompany Mr. Carr-Boyd to the mine. We arrived at Wyndham on the 4th November, and found that all the machinery had been delivered at that port, but that only a portion had been sent on to the mine. I arrived on the ground on the 24th November, and proceeded to inspect the mine and the surrounding country. The ground is hilly, but devoid of vegetation, the ground being quite bare, with the rocks protruding, thus showing the geological formation. The rook is slate, with here and there small bunches of quartz associated with a crystalline limestone. All these small outcrops of quartz on the company's ground had been prospected for gold before my arrival, but I tried them all again, and found no gold in any of them. These irregular quartz veins or bunches cut out at very shallow depths, say 4ft. to 6ft., with the exception of one which I followed to 25ft., when all traces of it were lost also. I was therefore unable to to find any prospect on your ground, outside the main workings, from which gold had been obtained. Here I found a shaft sunk 49ft., and driven 25ft. to the south at that level. The shaft was also opened at about 22ft. from the surface, and a drive put in west about 4ft. On examining this drive I found a vertical vein of so-called hœmatite, about 4in. thick, bearing west, also a few disconnected patches of the same ore in the south end of the shaft. I then tried prospects from all these places, and found no gold in the patches, no gold in the vein at the end of the west drive, and a little gold—but not in payable quantity—in the back of the drive. In the bottom of the shaft there was a pipe or vein of a mixture of slate and hœmatite about 2ft. in diameter, and nearly circular in form. From this I obtained a few specks of gold, but nothing at all payable. In the drive south there was no appearance of a vein or lode of any description. At the east side of the bottom of the shaft there was an irregular bunch of quartz, which I took out and carefully examined for gold, but found none. I then proceeded to rise on the vein in the west drive at 22ft, and found it to to contain more gold as the surface was approached, and at 12ft. to 14ft. from the surface the vein increased to about 14in. in thickness, and for 4ft. or 5ft. in length and about 3ft. in height contained gold in large quantities, but 3ft. or 4ft. higher up the vein ran out altogether. I then tried the patches to the South, and found they contained only a little gold, and did not extend more than 2ft. or 3ft. During my absence, when attending to the carriage of the machinery, Joseph Hill, who was in charge of the mine, took out all the vein stuff in the neighbourhood, say 10 to 12 tons, and put it with the crushing stuff. In the meantime Hill discovered a body of quartz 85ft. east of the main workings, and sank a shaft on it, which was down 40 ft. on my return, but no gold had been seen from top to bottom. So much for the mine ; and when it is taken into account that the district is difficult of access, that appliances are not easily obtained, and that labour is scarce, dear, and not very skilled, it will be at once seen that there can be no chance of the mine becoming profitable, for even if the property were situated near one of the Victorian goldfields, with all appliances and a supply of labour at hand, the mine would at most only have paid a small party of men or fossickers to work the patch, but could not possibly pay a company. The largest bunch of auriferous stuff—for I can hardly call it a lode—was, say 10ft. long by 4ft. wide, and probably 25ft. deep. In addition to this, the vein extending west was about 12ft. in depth, 4ft. to 5ft. in length, and say 1ft. thick, or to put it in another way, the total amount of vein stuff, if taken free from mullock, would be some 80 or 90 tons. From this must be deducted the amount of gold obtained by the original prospectors, and with which they paid their expenses. It will be easily understood that, having heard such glowing accounts of the mine and its prospects on my appointment, I was terribly disappointed when I examined the mine. To me, personally, success was everything—credit, pocket, position, all being at stake—failure the very worst thing that could happen to me, and my inclination as well as my interest was to make the mine a success ; but when I was fully convinced that failure was inevitable, that the mine was worthless where opened up, and that there was no prospect of finding anything else in the neighbourhood, I conceived it to be my duty to the directors and shareholders to acquaint them with the truth as soon as possible, unpalatable though it must be."
  The Chairman asked Mr. E. W. Spain, the legal manager of the company, whether a report was not taken down of the interview which took place between the directors and Mr. Hatrick, and whether that report could not be now read.
  Mr. E. W. Spain replied that there was not any report, and that a person did attend to take shorthand notes of the interview, but was not expert enough and his notes were not legible.
  The Chairman stated that he was present at the interview with the directors as chairman of a committee appointed at a meeting of shareholders. At the interview Mr. Hartrick stated that when he had been eight days at the mine he went to Mount Dockerell with Mr. Carr-Boyd and Mr. Giles ; and when he was asked why he did so could not give any satisfactory answer. Mr. Hartrick returned in a few days to the mine from Mount Dockerell, and a mail left Hall's Creek about the 4th December, and some gentlemen received information that Mr. Hartrick's report would be unfavourable to the mine. Those persons commenced to unload their shares, and the consequence was that the shares fell down from 8s. or 9s. to 4s. or 5s. After Mr. Hartrick returned from Mount Dockerell he sent a most damaging report of the mine to the directors. At the interview with the directors. Mr. Hartrick denied having given any report to any person respecting the mine before he sent his report to the directors, but on being questioned he admitted that he had spoken to the goldfields warden, and probably to other people about his opinion of the mine. The directors in fact had evidence that he made statements to several people that the mine was a swindle and a fraud, and would never be any good. Mr. Hartrick went away to Mount Dockerell to report on other mines for Mr. Carr-Boyd, although he was at the time being paid by the company. At the latter part of December Mr. Hartrick left the mine and went to Wyndham, and when he was asked by the directors why he did so, stated that he went to look after the machinery. It was not, however, his duty to look after the machinery, and he was, therefore, acting illegally and improperly when he did so. He was at Wyndham some time looking after the machinery, and telegraphed to the directors that the mine prospects were improving. At the interview with the directors they asked him how he could send that telegram when he had not been near the mine for weeks, and he replied that he heard "it was going better." On the 21st March he returned to the mine, but he did not make any examination of the mine, and immediately afterwards came back to Melbourne instead of sinking the shaft further or prospecting the mine more thoroughly. When asked by the Directors at the interview why he did not try the mine further he gave most unsatisfactory answers, and at last admitted that he had acted in a very foolish way. On the 21st February Mr. Giles sent a telegram to Melbourne to buy Jackson's Reef shares at 10s. and asked Mr. Hartrick if that would be right and he replied that it would. Mr. Carr-Boyd also sent a telegram about the mine on the same day which Mr. Hartrick knew of, and which it was understood he signed.
  A number of questions was then put to Mr. Hartrick by the chairman and shareholders. He said that he went to Mount Dockerell because Mr. Carr-Boyd said it was the desire of Mr. Oswald that he should go there and see the place. He had acted as a fair and honest man to the Company. When he reached the mine things were utterly different from what had been represented to him in Melbourne, and therefore he considered he had to act in the direction he thought best. There was supposed to be an extremely rich lode in the mine, but he could not see any sign of it. He did not write a report to the directors by the mail on the 4th December, because he wanted to see the result of what was then being done at the mine. He did not take any bearings of the lode, as the company did not supply him with a compass.
  A Shareholder.—Does the lode run in the same direction all the way along, or does it dip?
  Mr. Hartrick.—There was no lode whatever, nor any lode foundation. There were simply occasional bunches at various depths without any walls, or anything whatever indicating to any man with a knowledge of mining that there was such a thing as a lode in existence in the place. The only vein where there was a rich stone ran out. 
  The Chairman.—Do you think you are entitled to your salary, or any part of it ?
  Mr. Hartrick replied that he considered that he was entitled to his salary up to the 21st March, when he gave up charge. In answer to another question, he said he had admitted to the directors that it was not his duty to have left the mine at the latter end of December and gone after the machinery, bnt he would say now that it was his duty.
  The Chairman.—The syndicate was to have put up the machinery, and therefore it was not your duty to go to Wyndham, after it.               
  In reply to other questions,
  Mr. Hartrick said that before he left the mine on the 30th December to go after the machinery he gave instructions for the men to go on sinking the shaft. When he went back to the mine he did not go down the shaft to see what the men had done; but he looked down it. (Laughter.) He was then no longer manager, and he did not think it his duty to go down the shaft. He went to Port Darwin because he thought he would have got a telegram there from the directors, asking whether it was worth while to go on with the machinery, and if he had received it he would have replied that it was not. He thought, in fact, that the directors would telegraph to him to stop the machinery. While he was at Port Darwin he was asked by Mr. Baxter to manage a mine for Mr. Miller, and he replied that he could not do so, as he was in the employ of the Jackson's Reef Company, but if they would release him he would return to Port Darwin and manage the mine. He could not say whether it was before the 4th of December he told the gold warden his opinion of the mine. When he got to the mine, and was shown what was said to be the lode, he said that if that was the lode it was a queer thing. He never said to Mr. Ernest Giles that the mine was a swindle. It was not true that he had said the telegram Mr. Giles was sending was correct. Mr. Carr-Boyd did not tell him what was in the telegram which he sent. His name was not attached to that telegram.
  Mr. Ernest Giles made a short statement, in which he said that he sent the telegram from Port Darwin to buy shares at 10s each, because he heard that rich stone was struck at the mine. He read the telegram to Mr. Hartrick, and asked him if there was anything in it he could take exception to, and he said there was not.         
  Mr. Carr-Boyd—I was present and heard it read.         
  Mr. Giles stated that Mr. M'Kenzie as well as Mr. Carr-Boyd was present when he read the telegram to Mr. Hartrick. It was his opinion now that if the mine were properly managed it would be a good one.
  Mr. Carr-Boyd also made a statement, in which he said that no blame could be attached to Mr. Hartrick for going with him to Mount Dockerell, because there was no dynamite to on working the mine with, and they were only away a few days. On the 14th February he wrote a telegram containing the words, "Jackson's struck fine lode, showing heavy gold. Hartrick takes this. We follow by steamer." Mr. Hartrick took that telegram from him on the 14th, and sent it on from Port Darwin on the 21st February.
  Mr. Hartrick stated that it was not true that he knew what the contents of the telegrams were that Mr. Carr-Boyd and Mr. Giles sent.
  After a number of other questions had been put to Mr. Hartrick and answered by him, he said, in reply to the chairman, that he would not put a cent in the mine now, and that he did not consider it worth anything.
  A shareholder proposed a resolution to the effect that the shareholders had every confidence in the mine, but none in Mr. Hartrick's report.
  A motion condemnatory of Mr. Hartrick's action was proposed by Mr. Oakley, seconded by Mr. Jeffery, and carried unanimously.
  Mr. E. W. Spain, the manager, stated in reply to a question, that Mrs. Hartrick had received £4 per week, or half of Mr. Hartrick's salary, during the whole time he was in the company's employment, and, indeed, up to the last few weeks.
  The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Queensland) 15 September 1903 p3
Mr. Henry Hartrick, of Walhalla, has received from his brother, Mr. J. S. Hartrick, who was for fourteen years an employee of the Long Tunnel Company, and afterwards spent several years, at the Ballarat School of Mines, says the Melbourne "Argus." the following interesting letter regarding mining operations in Egypt. Mr. Hartrick writes from Siega, 130 miles out from Assouan :—"Ten days after reaching London from Johannesburg I was on my way to Egypt to take charge of a block of country bounded by the 22nd degree of north latitude and the 23rd degree of north latitude, and from the 34th to the 35th parallels of east longitude, say 5500 square miles, called a concession. Not much chance of driving over the boundaries from the centrally situated mines. It now appears there are a great number of old mines in this country, some worked for gold, and some for emeralds but mostly for gold, and opened by the ancients. The natives here say the Romans opened the mine I am working. Possibly they did : but whoever it was they had metal tools, and I suppose the Egyptians of 4000 or 5000 years ago must have had metal tools for their quarries. I am opening a mine here that was worked about 400 ft. in length, and in places 20 ft. wide. They left no gold in their faces that I can find by panning. The lode runs north and south, with a slight underlie east, and the shoots pitch north into a hill. No timber was used by the ancients, as not a stick grows in the country. They left blocks of ground to support the walls ; but these blocks are mostly poor. As my plan was to get under the old workings, which I do not think are deep, I began a shaft, to prospect on the lode at the south end of the old workings. The hole is a talcose-schistose formation, showing no quartz. Soon after starting I got a little gold in the soft seams of decomposed lode matter, and now, at 30 ft. in depth have 3 ft. of ore equal to 2 oz. per ton, and 2 ft. 6 in. equal to 15 dwt. There is a footwall, but no hanging-wall. The shoot, is pitching north and is thus something different from that formerly worked. At 50 ft. I intend to drive under, and run the old workings from air shaft, and then go on down to water level, if possible. My chance seems very good ; but it will take two or three years before there is much doing—no water, no fuel, no roads. I am packing drinking water thirty-five miles. About five miles from here there are three old mines close together. I also know of several mines in the concession never heard of before. The gold here is like flour ; and all through the lode. The ancients ground it in stone mills, the size of the mill depending on the superficial area of the stone. The stone gradually ground away until it assumed the shape of a Berdan pan ; but, after it became 3in. or 4in. deep, they broke away a piece, presumably to allow of a discharge. The tailings remaining here are wonderfully fine. I have asked the Egyptian Government for permission to send me one of the old mills to the Ballarat School of Mines. It will be a curiosity. All old things here are called antiquities and are claimed by the Egyptian Government in the leases issued. The English occupation of Egypt has worked wonders in the country.''

The Sydney Morning Herald 29 June 1912 p16
Mr. J. Hartrick, a mining expert, who travelled through Manchuria to Harbin, returned to Sydney yesterday by the E. and A. liner Aldenham.

Clarence and Richmond Examiner 2 July 1912 p5
Gold Mines in China 
SYDNEY, Monday—Mr. J. S. Hartrick has returned to Sydney from the gold workings in China, whither he went on behalf of a syndicate in Hongkong, which had obtained a concession. The mines visited have been worked for ages. One mine is 700ft. deep. The Chinese in outback parts of the country know nothing about amalgamation, or any of the modern methods of treating gold ores. They crushed the ore by means of a granite roller worked by mule or Mongolian pony, the pulverised mass being afterwards washed in wooden dishes. A great deal of the gold is thus lost. Once they got below the oxidised zone the mine was no use to them. They could not extract gold in a deep mine. He has spoken of a free milling proposition to have the gold put into quills and sent to buyers in Pekin and elsewhere. Mr. Hartrick has good opinions of the Chinese in the interior. They are a different people altogether from those in the coastal districts.               
  Mr. Hartrick says that although no one can deny that Christianity is a more unlifting religion than Confucianism, no good is done by endeavouring to foist a foreign religion on to people who do not want it, and who laugh at us because we are split up into so many different sects, and do not ourselves follow the religion we professed.

Death: February 1928, at his home in Hoddle Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
Sunday Times (Perth, Western Australia) 26 February 1928 p16
Death of Mr. John S. Hartrick                 
There died at Elsternwick, Victoria, recently, Mr. John S. Hartrick, a mining engineer who played his part in the early development of the mining industry in this State. Coming to Western Australia in 1894, he was early on the Murchison, where be represented much British capital, and rendered valuable assistance to prospectors and others in opening up some of the leases which, subsequently became valuable gold producers. Amongst the properties he was connected with, were the Edna May, at Westonia, which he bought and later floated a company to work, the Empress, at Lennonville, and the Fingall Extended at Cue. Mr. Hartrick was particularly well known amongst the "old hands" on many fields and they will regret the passing of a former comrade.     
  The late Mr. Hartrick was a graduate of the Ballarat School of Mines, his father having been a mine manager at Walhalla. The story goes that his mother held him in a big open chimney for protection during the famous Eureka Stockade. Perhaps the event which first brought the deceased gentlemen into. prominence was a condemnatory report on Jackson's Reef in the Northern Territory, just over 40 years ago. That report raised a storm of protest at the time, but subsequent events and results proved that Mr. Hartrick was right. After leaving Western Australia the deceased followed his profession in Egypt and the Far East, but for some years he has been living quietly at Elsternwick. He enjoyed splendid health until about 6 months ago, when a breakdown came. He is survived by his widow and Mr. L. W. Hartrick, of Perth, is a son.

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 21 February 1928 p6
The death occurred last week at his home in Hoddle-street, Elsternwick, Victoria, of Mr. J. S. Hartrick, who many years ago was a well-known identity on the goldfields and. throughout the Murchison where he had established himself from Melbourne in 1894. After the gold rush, Mr. Hartrick represented a number of English companies on the 'fields, and in 1902 left Western Australian for Egypt on business. Following a successful career in that country, Mr. Hartrick returned to Victoria where he lived in retirement up to the time of his death.

Cremation: 9 February 1928 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. John's remains are located at Grevillea, Garden 1 bed B2 rose 33


Laura Elizabeth (Hartrick) Henderson

Birth: 1884, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Married: John Crawford Henderson on 4 April 1914 in St Mary, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
The Prahran Telegraph (Victoria) 13 June 1914 p1
HENDERSON — HARTRICK.—On the 4th April 1914, at St Mary's Church, Caulfield, by the Rev. H. T. Langley, M.A., John Crawford Henderson to Laura E., youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hartrick, of Elsternwick.

John was born on 6 April 1884 in Benalla, Victoria, and died in 1960 in Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, Australia.

Death: 1966, in St Leonards district, New South Wales, Australia


Laura Elizabeth (Hartrick) Norgard

Birth: 7 April 1896, in Perth district, Western Australia

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Education: Lemyn Ladies College

Married: William Norgard in 1913 in Fremantle district, Western Australia, Australia
Sunday Times (Perth, Western Australia) 13 April 1913 p13S
The following marriages are arranged to take place at an early date :— ...
   William Norgard, Fremantle, to Laura Elizabeth Hartwick, Perth.

William was born in 1890 in Glanville, South Australia, the son of John Norgard and Jane Elizabeth Davey. He served in World War I as a sapper with the 4th Divisional Signal Company. William enlisted on 9 October 1916 and is described as 26 years, 7 months old, 5'8" tall weighing 120 lb. with brown eyes and black hair. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917 and returning to Australia on 12 July 1919. A typescript transcription of a diary compiled by William covering the period 3 August 1917 to 2 October 1917, notable for his description of life aboard Themistocles and her passage through the Panama Canal in August 1917, is held in the Australian War Memorial museum.William was a clerk, and worked for the C.M.L. Assurance Co. in Perth. William died on 16 September 1950 in Manjimup, Western Australia, Australia and was cremated on 20 September 1950 at Karrakatta cemetery, Western Australia, where a memorial is in the Ccrematorium Rose Gardens site 8A position 42.
The West Australia (Perth, Western Australia) 18 September 1950 p11
  MANJIMUP, Sept. 17: William Norgard (62), of 42 Leonard street, Victoria Park, became suddenly ill last night in the hotel at which he was staying here and died shortly after the arrival of a doctor and before he could be taken by ambulance to hospital. Mr. Norgard, with his wife, was making a brief visit to Manjimup.

The West Australia (Perth, Western Australia) 19 September 1950 p26
NORGARD: On September 16, suddenly, at Manjimup, William, of 42 Leonard-street, Victoria Park. beloved husband of Laura Elizabeth, and father of William George; aged 60 years.
NORGARD: On September 16, suddenly, at Manjimup, William, beloved father and father-in-law of William and Bernice, and grand father of Peter, David and Astrid; aged 60 years.
NORGARD: Suddenly, at Manjimup on September 16, Bill loving brother of Edla (Mrs. H. S. Peisley, deceased), Jack (deceased), Alice (Mrs. G. V. McCartney) and Dick.
      Sadly missed.
NORGARD (W.): In fond memory of our uncle and friend, Bill, who passed on, suddenly, September 16.
  Inserted by his nephew Roy and Verna.
NORGARD: A sincere tribute to the memory of our friend, Bill, be loved husband of Laura.
  Olive and Percy Tasker and family.
NORGARD: The Friends of the late Mr. William Norgard, of 42 Leonard-street, Victoria Park, and late of C.M.L. Assurance Co., Perth. are informed that a Church of England Service will be held in the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta, at 2.30 o'clock TOMORROW. (Wednesday) AFTERNOON. The Cortege will move from Our Chapel, Hay street, Perth, at 2.10 o'clock. DONALD J. CHIPPER AND SON. BA2454. In conjunction with MR. J. BARRIE, Funeral Director, Manjimup, W.A.

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 13 May 1908 p7
      168 Subiaco-road, Subiaco.
  Dear Uncle Tom,—This is the first time I have ever written to you, so I hope you will accept me as one of your nieces. I read "The Daily News" every Saturday, and am very pleased to hear of the great success of those who try to raise the Thermometer, and if anyone in any out-of-the-way place wants anyone to help them in any concert at all, I am quite willing to help them. I am in the sixth standard at school, and I hope at the end of the year to shift to the seventh. I must close now, hoping you will have me for your niece.—I remain, your loving niece,
.. .. LAURA HARTRICK, aged 12.
  P.S.—I am twelve years of age, and my birthday is on April 7.—L.H.
  Dear Laura—I accept you with pleasure, and thank you for your offer of help in connection with concerts. Your offer will be availed of one of these days. I have put your name in my birthday book.—Uncle Tom.

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 1 January 1943 p6
  A cheque for £100 has been handed to the Australian Comforts Fund by Mrs. L. E. Norgard, of Victoria Park.
  This represents the proceeds from the sale of 150 toy animals made by Mrs Norgard from scraps of fur and other fabrics.
  Mrs Norgard had never made a toy animal until last Easter. Then, with the aid of a child's picture book and a piece of black fur fabric, she fashioned a Scotty.
  Jock, she called him, and Jock was so successful that dogs, lions, tigers and zebras joined him.
  A few went to private orders, but the majority were sold at Christmas time by Moore's, who gave a window display of the toys in aid of the comforts fund.
  Kind people answered Mrs Norgard's plea for discarded fur collars and such. A horse grew out of white kid, a tiger out of chamois leather, a lion out of chamois leather with fur round the neck, and a zebra out of striped silk.
  This year Mrs Norgard will devote the proceeds of her work to the Red Cross Prisoners of War Fund. She has a few orders to start on, is prepared to accept more at her home, 42 Leonard Street, Victoria Park. Gifts of fur and other fabrics would be welcomed.

Death: 10 May 1979, in Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia, aged 83

Cremated: Karrakatta cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia. Laura's ashes were scattered to the winds.

1908: 168 Subiaco Road, Subiaco, Western Australia   (The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 13 May 1908 p7)
1914: 44 Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia   (The AIF Project)
1943: 42 Leonard Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia   (The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 1 January 1943 p6)
1952: Leonard Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia   (The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 27 November 1952 p13)


Mary Matilda (Hartrick) Neville

Mary Matilda "Polly" (Hartrick) Neville
Mary Matilda (Hartrick)Neville
Herbert John Neville
Herbert John Neville
Herbert John Neville
Herbert John Neville
Herbert John Neville
Bert Neville outside the "smithy" at Balnarring
Birth: 25 August 1892, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Baptism: 6 November 1892, in Doncaster, Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Married: Herbert John Neville in 1911 in Victoria, Australia

Herbert was born in Tasmania. He was a blacksmith and wheelwright in Balnarring, Victoria. The Neville family home and the blacksmith's shop were side by side on Frankston-Flinders Road in Balnarring.
Western Port News 22 November 2011 p19
     The village smithy
THE blacksmith or "smithy" was close to the corner junction near Balnarring General Store. It occupies the site where Balnarring Panels now stands. The blacksmith was Herbert (Bert) Neville. He was born in Tasmania and he set up as a blacksmith in Balnarring about the time of the First World War. He was also a wheelwright, building and repairing carts and carriages as well as doing farrier work.
  His daughter, Joyce Temby, remembers as a child she was affectionately nicknamed “Dirty Face” because she was “Dad's shadow” and often in the smithy with him.
  He always had a special job for her to do. Wearing an old sugarbag pinafore made to cover her school clothes, she loved to take a turn at the forge making S-shaped hooks, which were used to suspend cooking pots over the open wood fire in the kitchen. She remembers her father shoeing horses.
  “The owners held the horses while Dad was shoeing them. There was a big gum tree outside the front and there was one particular horse that would be tied to the tree. He would just about turn somersaults.”
  The tree stump is still there.
  The blacksmith was often called on to act as a veterinarian for horses too.
  The building is remembered as a big, unpainted tin shed with an earth floor. It was a “bush crafted” building with upright supports made from thick tree stumps.
  When Bert wanted to start up a smithy he had little money to spend on a building. Phil VanSuylen told him to cut the trees he needed from his paddock and Frank Stacey, who had the timber yard in Bittern, told him to take what he wanted and pay him back when he could.
  Brenda Stone, who took her horse there to be shod in the early 1950's, recalls that there were two or three compartments on the right-hand side, about three to four feet wide, into which a horse could be backed. These were also made from poles. The dirt of the floor in the stalls was hollowed out, worn away over the years by the horses.
  At the back of the shed was a big square bin about two feet high full of coke and ashes. The furnace was in the middle, the anvil close by, and towards the back was a huge set of bellows with a handle. There was an old tree stump with a hessian bag over it for a seat and Bert sat there and operated the bellows.
  A slack tub for cooling the hot metal rims when they had been fitted onto the wooden wheels stood not far from the anvil. The tiring plate was at the back of the smithy. Inside the smithy there was also a vice and bench and along the left-hand wall were pigeonholes where screws, bolts, and bits and pieces of various sizes were stashed.
  By the 1950's there was a huge heap of scrap metal on the floor of the forge just inside the door, the accumulation of bits and pieces left over from work done on buggies. The heap had grown high over the years. Like most smithies, the building had a “Steptoe” look about it. It had the characteristic smell of hot metal shoes being fitted onto horses’ hooves. The iron used in the blacksmith’s shop came by train. The station was nearly opposite the smithy.
  Bert Neville had several apprentices over the years. Some lived with the family and, according to Joyce, “were almost like one of the family”. Nick Halley was apprenticed to Bert about the time of the First World War. He was then a lad of about 14. Later he left the district and, before the Second World War, worked throughout Victoria. Halley kept in contact with Balnarring, periodically bringing his father down on the back of his motorbike for a spot of rabbit shooting. Bert referred to Mr. Halley senior as “Doctor Halley” because he always wore a stiff white collar and tie. In later years Bert’s son, Ray, worked with his father in the blacksmithing business.
  With the disappearance of horse transport and the introduction of mass-produced machinery, the need for the craft of the rural blacksmith swindled away. After the smithy closed down, the building stood empty for some time until it was finally dismantled to make way for the building of the panel shop in the late 1970s.

Herbert died on 22 April 1954 in Balnarring, and was buried at Crib Point cemetery on 24 April 1954.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 23 April 1954 p17
NEVILLE, Herbert John.—On April 22, passed peacefully away at Balnarring, beloved husband of Polly, loved father of Gwen, Jean, Joyce and Ray; beloved father-in-law of Harry, Jack, and Charlie, devoted grandpa of Pam, David, Helen, Marie, Kay, Lorraine, Margaret, Gwenneth, Midgie, Neville,  and Evelyn. —A wonderful husband and father.
NEVILLE. The Funeral of the late Mr. HERBERT JOHN NEVILLE will leave his residence, Lane road, Balnarring, TOMORROW (Saturday), at 3 p.m., for the Crib Point Cemetery.

Mary was known as "Polly".

She is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1914: Dromana, Victoria (p2 #1759)
1919: Dromana, Victoria (p20 #1170)
1924: Dromana, Victoria (p27 #1555)
1931: Dromana, Victoria (p35 #2026)
1936: Dromana, Victoria (p36 #2093)

Death: 3 January 1975

Buried: Crib Point cemetery, Crib Point, Victoria, Australia


Norman Standish Hartrick

Birth: 13 June 1888, in Victoria

Baptised: 20 September 1889, in Victoria

Father: Arthur Standish Hartrick

Mother: Ada (Ashmore) Hartrick

Married: Eva Amelia Beveridge in 1913 in Victoria, Australia

Eva was the daughter of Alexander and Mary Ann Beveridge. Eva was cremated on 19 March 1980 at Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia. Her remains were scattered on request.

Occupation: Plumber

Death: 1959, in Victoria, Australia

Cremation: 20 February 1959, at Fawkner Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia. Norman's remains were scattered on request.

1945: 70 Moore Street, Moreland, Victoria   (The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 19 January 1945 p15)


Percival George Hartrick

Birth: 1883, in Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Occupation: Merchant. Percy worked for the Australian multinational importers and wholesale merchants Sargood, Butler, Nichol, and Ewen both in Perth (where we find mention of him as an employee in 1901) and in the United States (where it seems the firm simply used the name Sargoods).


The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 15 March 1895 p2
       Benalla Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition
   The Musical Competition did not bring forth as many entries as it was expected it would, but, nevertheless, the competitors gave a good account of themselves. For the violin solo Master Percy Hartrick was awarded first for "The Legacy,"' and a certificate for "The Watch by the Rhine."

In 1898 Percy, then fifteen, and his brother Victor were charged in the City Police Court and with riding their bicycles without lights.
The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, Western Australia) 9 December 1898 p3
Without Lights.— F. Dawson, for having driven a vehicle at night without a light, was fined 2s. 6d., with costs ; and Percy and Victor Hartrick each had to pay 4s. 6d court fees, for having ridden bicycles at night without lights.

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 14 October 1907 p5
  Says the Chicago "Evening American" of August 19 last:—"A reign of terror in which robbers and pick pockets for months have slugged and fleeced victims at the Archer-avenue car line limits brought a complaint to the police to-day from P. G. Hartrick, 58 St. Clair street, that 80 dollars were taken from him Sunday afternoon. He was awaiting a Joliet car when he was robbed.
  "From five to ten victims a week have been reported from this spot for months. Two police officers have been assigned to the place on Sunday, but complainants pay that they spend Sunday drinking in a saloon. No arrests have been made."
  Mr. Hartrick's family reside in Perth, and up to two years ago he was employed at Messrs. Sargood, Butler, Nichol, and Ewen. Then having a mind to travel and see the world, he went to U.S.A. and got a good position at Sargoods. One of his brothers, from whom the above cutting was obtained this morning, is employed in the Treasury.

Death: 11 October 1918, in New York, United States, aged 35
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 26 October 1918 p1
HARTRICK.—On October 11, 1918, at New York. U.S.A., Percy Geo Hartrick, son of Mr. Geo. Hartrick, late of Subiaco, and brother of Mrs. Daisy M. R. Thompson. 44 Hampton road, Fremantle; aged 35. By cable.

1910: Seattle Ward 5, King county, Washington: George P. Hartrick is single, aged 27 and born in Australia. His father and mother were both born in Australia. He immigrated to the United States in 1905.


Rosina Adelaide (Hartrick) Ball

Birth: 10 October 1887, in Yarrawonga, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Married: _____ Ball between 1930 and 1934

Notes: Rosina was naturalized in the United States on 23 May 1923 in the California Northern US District Court petition 5361. In her declaration of intent number 11656, dated 27 September 1918, Rosina declares herself to be 5 foot 4 inches tall, weighing 134 pounds with medium complexion, brown hair, grey eyes and a small scar on her chin. She states that she was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia on 10 October 1887 and that she is a nurse, resident at 432 Summit Ave., North, Seattle, Washington. She emigrated from Sydney, Australia aboard the "Niagara", arriving in Seattle, Washington, on 10 February 1917. Her last foreign residence was in Melbourne, Australia and she is not married. In the naturalization petition, dated 23 May 1923, Rosina is resident at 720 Jones St, San Francisco, California, and lists her occupation as "graduate nurse". She states that she emigrated to the United States arriving in Seattle, Washington, on 9 February 1917 aboard the "Princess Victoria" from Vancouver, Canada.

Occupation: Nurse. Rosina was admitted to the Army Nurse Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1922, and assigned to the Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco (The Pacific Coast Journal of Nursing January 1922 p174)

Death: 12 February 1967, in Alameda, California, United States

Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo county, California, United States. Rosina is buried in section 2E site 2398-B

Census & Addresses:
1910: Seattle Ward 4, King county, Washington
1918: 432 Summit Ave., Seattle, Washington   (declaration of intent number 11656)
1920: King county, Washington
1923: 720 Jones St, San Francisco, California   (naturalization petition)
1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California


Victor Standish Hartrick

Birth: 1882, in Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Elizabeth (Stiggants) Hartrick

Occupation: Civil Servant. Victor was appointed as a clerk and typist in the Education Department in July 1903 (Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 11 July 1903 p8). In 1904 he was assigned as an assistant to Dr. Roth, a Commissioner who was touring the state to report on "The Condition of the Natives". Later Victor transferred to the Colonial Tresurer's Department.

Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 17 September 1904 p31
 Mr. Victor Hartrick, a member of the correspondence staff of the Education Department, has been appointed to act as shorthand writer and typist to Dr. Roth during the latter's tour of the State to inquire into the aborigines question.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 2 June 1905 p2
   By the Perth '"Morning Herald," a copy of which has just reached us, we notice the name of a Benalla boy—viz., Mr Victor Hartrick, a son of Mr Geo Hartrick, for years sheriff's officer in our midst. Mr Hartrick, jun., was a mere lad when his parents left here for the Western State, but is now, of course, a man and is secretary for Dr. Roth, who has lately been making startling revelations as to the injustices which are being inflicted on the natives in the northern and north-western portion of the State alluded to. As showing the comparative penalties imposed in this respect, Dr. Roth declares that, while a native gets three years' imprisonment for killing a beast for food, a white man who steals a black gin from her husband at the point of the revolver is subjected to a fine of only £5. Dr. Roth has called 42 witnesses in support of his allegations, 13 of the number being priests attached to mission stations. It will thus he seen that Dr. Roth is on solid ground regarding his accusations. The immorality of the whites among the blacks is, according to his statements, most appalling.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 15 March 1895 p2
       Benalla Juvenile and Industrial Exhibition
  The boot blacking contest was provocative of much merriment, the winner turning up in Victor Hartrick; his brother Percy being second ; the winning time being a min. 9 sec.

In 1898 Victor, then sixteen, and his brother Percy were charged in the City Police Court with riding their bicycles without lights.
The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth, Western Australia) 9 December 1898 p3
Without Lights.— F. Dawson, for having driven a vehicle at night without a light, was fined 2s. 6d., with costs ; and Percy and Victor Hartrick each had to pay 4s. 6d court fees, for having ridden bicycles at night without lights.

The North Eastern Ensign (Benalla, Victoria) 24 May 1901 p2
The social memories of Mr and Mrs Geo. Hartrick, two popular erstwhile residents of Benalla, who settled in Western Australia five and a half years ago, were rejuvenated last week in an unexpected way. Their son Victor paid a visit to Benalla and called upon numerous old acquaintances. When Victor left here with his parents he was a mere lad and a great favorite with townspeople, but when he returned to the place last week not one of those who knew him as a boy could recognise him, he was so manly and portly. The object of his visit to Victoria was to take part in the Commonwealth celebrations as a member of the West Australian contingent. He was one of 350 who came here on that mission and 300 of the number were Victorians. During his stay in our midst he was a guest of Mr and Mrs D. Maughan, of the Bank of New South Wales. Altogether his sojourn lasted for only two days and a night, most of which time was expended in calling upon old friends. "Vic." received a very warm welcome everywhere he went, and so enthusiastic were his old mates about him that a large crowd assembled to welcome him on Sunday last and there after went for a walk some miles into the country. Victor was a harbinger of pleasant and interesting light whilst amongst us, in that he was able to relate the fact that his parents reside in a suburb of the Western State and that they are prospering, having overcome the misfortune, which befel them after leaving here, by the destruction by fire of their belongings at the Perth railway station.

Victor served in the No.1 W. A. Battery of the Australian Field Artillery, reaching the rank of sergeant (Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 14 December 1907 p15).

Death: 9 December 1907, at his father's residence, 168 Subiaco Road, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, aged 25, of diphtheria
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 10 December 1907 p1
HARTRICK.—On December 9, 1907, at 168 Subiaco road, Subiaco, Victor Standish Hartrick, eldest son of Mr. George Hartrick, of the A.M.P. Society, Perth, W.A., in his 25th year. Melbourne papers please copy.

Buried: 10 December 1907, in the Congregational section, Karrakatta cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia. His grave is located in section AA grave 0006.
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 10 December 1907 p1
HARTRICK.—The Friends of the late Mr. Victor Standish Hartrick, of the Colonial Treasurer's Office, Perth, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Congregational portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of his father, Mr. Geo. Hartrick, Wellesley. 168 Subiaco-road, Subiaco, at 3.30 o'clock THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, per road. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 4 o'clock train from Perth.
  DONALD J. CHIPPER Funeral Director. 844 Hay-street, Perth; and at Adelaide-street, Fremantle. Tel. No. 137.
      NO. 1 W.A. BATTERY. A.F.A.
HARTRICK.—The Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the No. 1 W.A. Battery, A.F.A., will parade at the Drill Hall, Francis-street, Perth, THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, at 2.30 o'clock sharp, to attend the Funeral of the late Sergt. Victor Hartrick. Every Member is requested to attend.
  By order.
    J. T. HOBBS, Major.

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 10 December 1907 p5
  The numerous friends of Mr. Victor Hartrick will be grieved to hear of his death, which took place last evening at his father's residence, 168 Subiaco-road. Mr. Hartrick only took to his bed last Thursday with diphtheria, and despite every care and attention died last night. Up to the time of his illness he was in the Colonial Treasurer's office, having altely been appointed to that position from the Education Department. He was also an old member of the No. 1 W.A. Battery, Australian Field Artillery, in which he held the rank of sergeant.

Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia) 14 December 1907 p15
  The funeral of Mr. Victor S. Hartrick, of the Colonial Treasurer's Department took place on Tuesday. The remains of the deceased were accorded a military funeral, he having been sergeant in the No. 1 W.A. Battery Australian Field Artillery. The cortege, which moved from his father's residence, was largely attended, and included the members of the No. 1 W.A. Battery, under the command of Capt. A. J. B. Brown, D.S.O., also Captain Murray, representing the Commandant of the State, and Mr. H. P. Taggart, representing the Colonial Treasurer. The firing party headed the procession, under the command of Lieutenant Mills and Sergeant Spurge, then followed the band of the W.A.I. Regiment played the Dead March in "Saul"; then the gun carriage, on which the body was placed, covered with the Union Jack, and deceased's helmet and belt. The procession wended its way to the Subiaco railway station, where the battery entrained to Karrakatta. The procession was re-formed and entered the cemetery, and proceeded to the Congregational portion, where the remains were interred. The Rev. W. H. Lewis officiated at the grave. The chief mourners were Mr. Geo. Hartrick (father), Mr. Cecil Hatrick (brother), and Mr. G. K. Thompson (brother-in law). The pall-bearers were Sergeant-Major Sparks, Sergeant-Major Jose, Quartermaster Andrews, Sergeant Edwards, Bombardier Snowball, and Bombardier Kenworthy. A large number of wreaths were sent by many sympathising friends.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 10 January 1908 p4
Letters of administration: Victor Standish Hartrick, late of Subiaco, civil servant, to George Hartrick, £422 4s. 6d.


William Hartrick

Birth: December 1859 - Janaury 1860, in Ballarat, Victoria

Father: George Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Matilda (Symes) Hartrick

Education: William attended the Walhalla School and was in the Second Class in 1869 (Gippsland Times (Victoria) 28 December 1869 p3).

Death: 17 November 1875, in Walhalla, Victoria, aged 15 years and 10 months
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 23 November 1875 p1
On the 17th inst., at Walhalla, William, the beloved son of George Standish and Mary Matilda Hartrick, aged 15 years and 10 months.


William Lionel Hartrick

William Lionel Hartrick
William Lionel Hartrick
William Lionel Hartrick on Dal Cais
Mr. L. W. Hartrick, ringmaster at the Jubilee Royal Show on his mount, Dal Cais.

known as "Lionel" or "Lyall"

Birth: 1880, in Walhalla, Victoria

Father: John Standish Hartrick

Mother: Florence (Weekes) Hartrick

Married: Ethel Annie Morcom on 24 June 1913, in the Central Methodist Church, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Kalgoorlie Western Argus (Western Australia) 24 June 1913 p11
Mrs. and Miss Verna Morcom, of Boulder, are leaving by this evening's express to attend the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. C. Morcom's eldest daughter, Ethel, to Mr. Lionel Hartrick, of Fremantle. The wedding will be celebrated at the Central Methodist Church, Fremantle, on Tuesday, the 24th. inst.

Ethel was born in 1887 in New Zealand, the daughter of Charles Morcom and Georgina English.
In 1948 Ethel testified to the Royal Commission on Betting in favour of betting on races by telephone.
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 14 April 1948 p7
Mrs. Ethel Annie Hartrick, widow, of Greenmount, said that she also made her bets by telephone. She was mainly interested in Victorian races and betting was one of her few recreations. If betting was permitted only on the racecourse, she would not go there, as it would spoil her pleasure.
Another reason why she was in favour of betting by telephone was because the entrance fee to the races was expensive for a man and his wife. She considered that one could have all one's bets for the day for the price of the entrance fee. A woman liked to dress well when going to the races, so frocking was an additional expense.

Ethel died in on 27 July 1957 in Perth district, Western Australia, aged 70, and was cremated at Karrakatta cemetery with a rose memorial in the crematorium rose gardens, site 1 position 0033.

Notes: Lionel served in the First World War as a 2nd lieutenant. He joined the 51st infantry Battalion 11th Reinforcements on 30 March 1916, and embarked to Europe from Melbourne aboard the HMAT Aeneas on 30 October 1917. His address at enrolment is given as 27 Henry-street, Fremantle and his next of kin as his wife, Mrs. E. A. Hartrick of Forrest House, Perth. William reached the rank of lieutenant, and returned to Australia on 5 September 1919.

Occupation: Auctioneer (1916); Businessman.
When demobilised Lionel tried to obtain the site occupied today by the Tivoli Garage. Unsuccessful, he went to Sydney, living in a flat on the same street in Kirribilli as his younger brother, Frank, and worked on an invention for a motor tyre moulding machine.
The Sydney Morning Herald 14 April 1921 p14
WANTED, ENGINEER, knowledge of Castings to join with me in spare time, completing an Invention for Motor Tyre Moulding Machine. Apply L. W. HARTRICK, Korel Flats, Upper Pitt-st, Kirribilli.

Lionel returned to Perth in 1923, secured the Tivoli site and established the garage. He became managing-director of Westralian Auto Services. Ltd., which conduct the Tivoli Garage, Hay-street, Perth, and managing-director for Crystal Park, Ltd., on the Esplanade in Perth.

Death: 23 September 1939, in Claremont, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Lionel's body was found floating in the Swan River, with his throat cut. An inquest declared the death a suicide, a result of depression.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 25 September 1939 p1
HARTRICK.—On September 23, 1939, at Perth, William Lionel, beloved husband of Ethel Annie Hartrick, of Ascot-road, Belmont; and son of the late J. S. Hartrick. Mining Engineer; aged 59 years.
HARTRICK.—On September 23, 1939, Lionel William Hartrick. our beloved friend and Managing-Director.
      Hic Jacet
Inserted by S. E. Wain and the staff of the Tivoli Garage.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 28 September 1939 p1
On September 23, Lionel (Lyall) William, son of the late John Standish and the late Florence Hartrick, beloved brother of Mollie and Addie (Melbourne), Laurie and Frank (Sydney).
HARTRICK.—A loving tribute to Lyall, beloved son-in-law of Charles Morcom (Sydney), brother-in-law of Gertrude and R. Goyne Miller and Verna and David Georgeson (Sydney), and loving uncle of Ron and Verna.

The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 25 September 1939 p12
         BODY IN RIVER.
      Business Man's Death.
  Shortly after he was missed from a room where he was staying temporarily at Claremont, Lionel William Hartrick (58) of the Great Eastern-highway, Belmont, was found dead in the river near a private jetty west of Point Resolution on Saturday morning. Mr. Hartrick, who had been staying with friends in Victoria avenue, Claremont, for a few days, was managing-director of Westralian Auto Services. Ltd., which conduct the Tivoli Garage, Hay-street, and managing-director for Crystal Park, Ltd., on the Esplanade. He was a member of the committee of the W.A. Hunt Club for several years and had acted as ringmaster at the Royal Agricultural Show. Since returning from the Great War Mr. Hartrick has been periodically under medical treatment and lately has been in a depressed condition. He is survived by a widow.
  When he was missed by his friends in Claremont, the Nedlands and Claremont police were notified and about ten minutes later the Claremont police were informed that a man's body clothed in pyjamas and slippers was floating in the river near a private jetty. Two men recovered the body, which was identified as that of the missing man, and Constable Menzel took the remains to the morgue. There was a wound in the man's throat and about 40ft. from the end of the jetty bloodstains and an open razor were found. .

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 13 October 1939 p6
Last War's Reactions Cause Suicide
  The late 58-year-old Lionel William Hartrick, garage proprietor and well-known huntsman, was a victim of neurasthenia (brain and nerve exhaustion) suffered in the last war.
  This was revealed at the inquest into his death today.
  Two friends of Hartrick's, Reginald Goyne Miller, his brother-in-law, and well-known bookmaker Patrick Joseph Healy, gave evidence that Hartrick had suffered from severe mental depression for the last 12 months.
  Hartrick told both of them, it was said, that he was afraid of what he might do to himeslf.
  Reginald Goyne Miller said that Hartrick had no financial troubles.
  Thomas Overgaard, an engineer living at 154 Victoria-avenue, Dalkeith, told how, going to his workshop on the beach about 7.45 a.m. on September 23 he saw a white object floating near the end of the jetty but did not take any notice of it.
  Later, he said two boys came running in and told him there was a man's body floating in the water.
  He told his wife to ring the police. In the meantime Mr. Healy came rushing down from his nearby home, he said.
      Tows Body Ashore
  He went out in a dinghy and towed the body ashore. The man's throat was cut, he said.
  Later he walked out on the jetty and found a blood-stained razor and its case.
  There was a trail of blood leading off the jetty into the water.
  Patrick Joseph Healy said that Hartrick was staying at his house at 168 Victoria-avenue.
  Healy said that about 7.30 a.m. on September 23 he noticed Hartrick was missing.
  He thought that Hartrick had most probably gone for a walk on the beach, he said, and went down after him.
      No Trace
  He asked some boys playing on the beach, but they had not seen him.
  He went back and scoured the bush and reserves around Dalkeith and rang all his friends but there was no trace of Hartrick.
  He was walking down to the beach again, he said, and saw Overgaard and two women looking at an object in the river.
  He rushed up, he said, and saw that it was Hartrick floating in the river with his throat cut.
  Hartrick had seemed almost continually depressed for the last twelve months, he said, and told him that he was frightened what he might do to himself.
  Dr. D. S. MacKenzie gave evidence that Hartrick died from a cut throat and haemorrhage.
  Hartrick was still alive when he went into the water, he declared.
  Acting-Coroner J. P. Hennelly found that Hartrick died at Claremont on September 23 from a cut throat and haemorrhage self-inflicted while suffering from nervous depression.
  [Mr. J. P. Hennelly was the Acting-Coroner and was assisted by Sgt. A. M. Campbell.]

The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 23 September 1939 p22
Business Man Found Dead In River
  Clad only in silk pyjamas, the body of prominent Perth business man William Lionel Hartrick, was found in the river at Claremont today.
  Fifty-eight-year-old Mr. Hartrick, who was staying with well-known bookmaker P. B. Healy, was found in the water about 75 yards from the lawns of Mr. Healy's home which fronts Freshwater Bay.
  His throat was cut and a razor was found near the end of a small private jetty almost below Mr. Healy's home.
  Manager of the Tivoli Garage and committeeman of the W.A. Hunt Club, Mr. Hartrick was also ringmaster at the Royal Show for many years.
  Police received a report about 9 a.m. today that Mr. Hartrick was missing from Mr. Healy's Victoria-avenue house. Within a few minutes they were informed by telephone that a man's body had been found floating face downwards in the river.
  Constable L. W. Menzel. of Claremont, went to the spot and found that the man, later identified as Mr. Hartrick, had been taken from the water by a boatbuilder named Overgaard and another man.
  Overgaard said today that he saw something in the water from his nearby premises early this morning.
  About the time Mr. Hartrick's disappearance was reported, Overgaard established that the object was a body.
  A married man, Mr. Hartrick lived in the Great Eastern-highway, Belmont.
  Born in Gippsland, Victoria, he came to this State before 1914 and was interested in goldmining at Cue, being one of the pioneers of the district.
      IN A.I.F.
  Enlisting from Western Australia, he served in the 51st Battalion, A.I.F. When demobilised he tried to obtain the site occupied today by the Tivoli Garage. Unsuccessful, he went to Sydney, but came back to Perth, and in 1923 secured the site and established the garage.
  More recently he became managing director of Crystal Park Ltd., the company which controls the parking area and service station at the foot of William-street.
  Always interested in horses, Mr. Hartrick acted as ringmaster at the Royal Show for many years.
  He was a committeeman of the Hunt Club and regularly followed the hounds.
  He bred Moine d'Or and raced this horse, Dal Cais and Song of Gold.

Cremation: 25 September 1939, at the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia. William has a rose memorial in the crematorium rose gardens, site 1 position 0033.
The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia) 26 September 1939 p3
      The Late Mr. L. W. Hartrick.
  The funeral service took place in the Crematorium Chapel Karrakatta, yesterday afternoon of the late Mr. Lionel William Hartrick. managing director of Tivoli Garage, Ltd., Perth, and a well-known Perth sportsman. The service was conducted by the Rev. D. K. McConchie. The late Mr. Hartrick was a vice-president of the W.A. Hunt Club and a former ringmaster for the Royal Agricultural Society and a well-known racehorse owner. He served abroad with the 51st Battalion, A.I.F. At the conclusion of the service the last post was sounded by Bugler G. Gilmore. The late Mr. Hartrick is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel A. Hartrick, of Ascot-road, Belmont.
  The chief mourners were Messrs. R. Goyne Miller (brother-in-law), H. Dendy and W. Norgard, sen. and jun. (cousins) and P. B. Healy . The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. E. Joyner and G. W. Gwynne (W.A. Hunt Club). H. Worthington (West City Lodge, W.A.C. Freemasons). S. E. Wain (Tivoli Garage), Col. A. H. Sweetapple, Messrs. J. L. Stoneman, J. Hodge and G. Parker. Among the many present were Dr. J. M. Guilfoyle. Messrs. D. T. Luck (Royal Agricultural Society). H. J. Mortlock, F. W. Cato, G. Harris, J. M. Chipper, John Mantle. C. A. Cornish (Blind School). E. Keary. B. D. Nathan (Atkins, Ltd.) G. W. Craggs (Vacuum Oil Co.). G. R. Faull. D. C. Dowdell (Western Tyre Depot). S. L. Hendry (Hendry and Son), Alfred Raphael (Raphaels, Ltd.), G. A. Raphael (Barnet Glass Rubber Co.). T. G. Smith (Freemasons Club), W. W. Raad (S.C. Freemasons), A. Dunstan. H. D. Whitbread. W. C. Thomas, R. J. Kyle (Coventry Motors Replacements, Ltd.). J. C. Wilkie (C. C. Wakefield and Co.). T. Sibbritt (Belmont R.S.L.), A. G. Calcott (W.A. Service Station Association) S. H. Hearne., C. F. Pilley (Vetter and Co.). F. E. Seldon (Shell Co.). Norman Temperley. H. Hearty. J.H. Dickenson (51st Battalion,   A.I.F.), E. J. Reilly. E. L. Handcock ("Mirror"), A. Arnold. C. E. Jago, P. T. F. Collins, D. D. Harris. J. E. Gray. F. E. Islip. J. C. Palmer. J. P. Durack. J. F. McEncroe. W. C. Atwell, S. C. Harkness, S. N. Spence W. H. Spence. Bert Gillespie. K. P. O'Keefe. R. Noble. J. P. Sundercombe. R. H. Portwine, A. Gaukroger. L. C. Longson. Alan Ross, R. Dewar. H. L. Thomson. A. Larlor. T. Moore, J. G. Longley, J. Ryding. T. P. Crisp. W. Macomish. A. G. Smith, S. E. Angwin. F. Burton. H. G. Judges. A. R. Woodman. W. R. Millen, K. R. Millen. G. M. Simpson, G. A. Carroll, J. E. Ashby, W. J. Pratley. H. P. Gardner. W. R. King. T. B. Coatham. A. Armanasco. J. A Kelly. L. N. Huntley. F. C. Swaine. C. G. Norton. J. Clancy. W. H. Claudius, H. M. Geddes, G. Piper. W. J. Eggleston. R. E. Davidson. M. Sunbury, M. J. Offer. F. Phillips. W. J. Savage. J. P. Tuke. V. Steffanoni, G. W. Dean. M. Rutter. J E. Saunders, N. Harvey. A. C. Pearson, C. T. Rocke. K. R. Phillips. J. A. Barry. R. Barnhart, C. Fraser. E. C. Parker. J. P. McDonnell. G. W. Cottrell. W. Judges. O. Jones. A. J. Case. R. Harding, C. H. Bennett. J. Simon. R. Sievewright, D. F. Carbarns, H. Hockley. I. Masel. F. L. Davldson and many others. A large number of beautiful floral tributes were placed in the chapel and numerous widespread expressions of sympathy have been received by the bereaved widow.
  The funeral directors were Donald J. Chipper and Son.

Will: Probate of William's will was granted to Ethel A. Hartrick of Belmont Park, in January 1940
The Daily News (Perth, Western Australia) 20 January 1940 p15
Hartrick, William Lionel (usually known as Lionel William Hartrick), late of Belmont Park, business manager, to Ethel A. Hartrick, of Belmont Park.


William Hartrick

Birth: 24 August 1885, in Anderson's Creek (a.k.a. Warrandyte), Victoria

Father: Abraham Standish Hartrick

Mother: Mary Ann (Watkins) Hartrick

Education: Anderson's Creek State School, Victoria. William is noted as being in IV. Class in 1895 (The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 27 December 1895 p3) and in V. Class in 1896  (The Evelyn Observer (Victoria) 1 January 1896 p5) when he won a special prize for composition.

Grace Johanna Meta Protz
Grace Johanna Meta Protz
Married: Grace Johanna Meta Protz in 1910 in Victoria, Australia

Grace was born in 1892 in Fitzroy North, Victoria, the daughter of Edward Max Ulrich Protz and Mary Nielson. She is found on the electoral rolls in the following divisions:
1914: Abbotsford, Victoria (p1 #2401)
1919: Barkley ward, Victoria (p22 #1253)
1931: Ferntree Gully, Victoria (p50 #2928)
1936: Walhalla, Victoria (p7 #370)
1954: Carrum, Victoria (p62 #3694)

Grace died on 30 April 1982, in Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, aged 90, and she was cremated at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Victoria, on 4 May 1982.

Occupation: Miner; Tram Conductor

Known as "Bill".

In 1906, William injured himself crossing the Yarra river on his way to work at the Caledonia mine in Anderson's Creek.
The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) 22 January 1906 p6
       DIVER INJURED.       
  ANDERSON'S CREEK, Thursday.—W. Hartrick who had to cross the Yarra on his way to the Caledonia mine, found that the boat was on the opposite side of the river. After diving from the bank to swim across he struck a snag, tearing off 3in. of his scalp. He sustained other injuries, but managed to reach the bank and return home. He is progressing favourably.

William served in the First World War, enlisting on 27 May 1915 with service number 2500. At enlistment he is recorded as a tram conductor, aged 29 years and 9 months, married to Grace Hartrick of 6 Rupert Street, Collingwood, Victoria. He notes previous service of 4 years in the Warrandyte R.C. before it was disbanded. William embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Desmosthenes on 16 July 1915. He was a private in the 6th Battalion and returned to Australia on 2 March 1919.

William also served in the Second World War, with service number V367393; He enlisted on 29 March 1942 in Warrangul, Victoria and was discharged on 17 March 1944 ranked as a lance sergeant in the 11 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. His residence on enlistment is stated as Darnum, Victoria, his date of birth is 24 August 1885 and his birthplace is Darnum, Victoria.

Warrandyte Historical Society Inc. have an interview with Bill Hartrick recorded in 1977 when he was in his nineties. In this oral history, "A real miner's story", which can be heard at The Stonehouse on the Warrandyte Gold Soundscape Trail, Bill recalls with infectious delight finding a great quartz "studded with gold from end to end" in the Caledonia Mine.

Death: 17 July 1981, in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, aged 96

Cremation: 21 July 1981 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia


William Standish Hartrick

William Standish Hartrick
William Standish Hartrick
Birth: 13 November 1911, in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

Father: William Hartrick

Mother: Grace Johanna Meta (Protz) Hartrick

William served with Australia Mitilia (Service No. V/50845) prior to World War 2 and in the Second World War, with service number VX104447 (V40039). He enlisted on 23 July 1942 and was discharged on 23 March 1945 ranked as a warrant officer class 2 in the 24/39 Battalion. His residence on enlistment is stated as Hawthorn, Victoria, his date of birth is 13 November 1911 and his birthplace is Melbounre, Victoria. War.

Death: 21 February 1994, aged 82

Cremation: 25 February 1994 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia


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