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HE launching of this biographical
gallery of "BALLARAT DISTRICT
CITIZENS AND SPORTS" breaks
new ground in the "Who's Who" type
of publication. For the democratic
range of its personnel I offer no
apology. I have assembled together
thus compactly "thumb-nail" records
of the public and sporting associa-
tions of nearly 1,100 personalities of this district of
Ballarat district citizens and "sports" are as pro-
gressive as those of any other center. Men and women
of both types have individually and collectively helped
to build up this picturesque and progressive city and
environs. And while thus proving qualities of good
citizenship they have enhanced their own prestige in one
or other of the realms of art, science, commerce or in
manual industry, in healthy honest sport or in religious
and philanthropic endeavor, in legislative halls and civic
chambers or on more sanguinary fields of battle ; in the
preservation of life and property ur in the healing of the
sick and the relief of the indigent and infirm.
I am pleased to be able to add my publication to the
historical records of this community, believing it to be a
useful compendium of information of public service,
family history, etc., of most of the leading local men and
women of the time and of the district, many of whom
have gone further afield than their native heath in search
of fame and fortune. Having regard to the likelihood of
the future historians of Ballarat drawing upon this store
of information I have endeavoured to be accurate in the
compilation of the records.
It should be clearly understood that the records are
not auto-biographical. Indeed in many cases I have
relied entirely on my own knowledge of men and matters
during a journalistic career of nearly 20 years without
calling upon the subject concerned for the requisite facts.
Comment has been avoided as far as possible, the author
preferring to allow facts to speak for themselves, and any
semblance of comment is absolutely my own unless
where otherwise specified and for which the subject
concerned is in no way responsible. The book is not a
series of life stories simply a record of facts, and I am
grateful to my many fellow citizens for their consent to
the use in the manner shown of their names and associa-
tions. Subscription is payment for the book itself
and not for an appearance therein.
I trust that " Citizens and Sports " the first of its
kind launched in Ballarat will breast the tide of popular
approval and enjoy a just measure of public appreciation
and support, and, finally, that all the subjects concerned
will "live as long as they want and never want as long
as they live."
M M. McCALLUM
July 31st, 1916
[To his contemporary comrades* of the daily press of Ballarat
who may desire to draw from its stores, the author cordially
dedicates his work with an expression of hope that their efforts to
reflect or enlarge upon the virtues of those herein immortalised may
be facilitated by a reference to its pages ]
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
A. ft P. . Agric. and Pastoral
Acad . . Academy
A ct. . . Accountant
AdeL . . Adelaide
Adjnd. . Adjudicator
Adjut. . Adjutant
Adv. . . Advanced
Ag"st. . . Against
A.H.S. . Agric. High School
A.I.A.V. . Associate Incorp. Ins-
titute of A/ct.
A.I.F. . Aust. Imperial Forces
A.I.K. . Aust. Infantry Regi-
A.L.H. . Aust. Light Horse
Axnat. . Amateur
Arab. . . Ambulance
A.M.C. . . Army Medical Corps
A N.A. . Aust. Natives Associa-
An?. . Anglican
A.O.F. . Ancient Order of For-
App. . Appointed ment
Apprent. . Apprenticed
Arr. . Arrived
Art. . Articled, Artillery
A.8.C. . Army Service Corps
Assoc. . Associate ed tion
Assist. . Assisted ant
A.T.C.Ii. . Assoc. Trin. Coll. Lond.
And. . auditor
Auct. . Auctioneer
Aust. . Australia n
Ath. . Athletic
Att. . Attended
Av<re. . Average
A.W.N.Xi. . Aust. Women's Natio-
A.W.U. . Aust. Workers' Union
b . born
B.A. . Bachelor of Arts
Ball. . Ballarat
barit. . baritone
Barr. . Barrister
batt. . battalion: batting
B'beet. . Burrumbeet
B.C. . Bowling Club
bd. . board
Benev. . Benevolent
B'fort . Beaufort
B'go . Bendigo
B M.A. . Brit. M-<1. Association
bor. . borough
Brijr. . Brigade ier
Brit. . Britain, British
bro . brother
B 8. . Bachelor of Surgery
B.U.P.S. . Ball. United Friendly
bus. . business
B'yongf . Bunlnyong
Capt. . Captain
caied . Calodmtlan
Cath. . Cathedral; Catholic
C. B. . . Christian Bros' School
C.C. . Cricket Club
C.C.O. . Cross Country Cham-
C.E. . Christian Endeavour;
C.E. M.S. . Church of Eng. Men's
Co. or Coy
F. & Fell.
. Charities; Charitable
, . County; Company
. Colonist; Colonel; Col-
. College; Collegian
. Committee; Commer-
. Conducted; Conductor
. Continent; Contingent;
. Clerk of Petty Sessions
. Cymrodorion (Welsh)
Catholic Young Men's
. deputy; deputation
Education al ed
elected, -oral, -orato-
. England: English
. experiment; experience
. Football Association
. Football Club
. Federation; Federal
. Football League
. Fed. Mine Employees
. Fellow Hoyal Coll. Sur-
. Fell. Hoyal Oeol. Soc.
Soc. Fi-llow Royal Horti-
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS Continued
F.R. Met. 8
oc. Fell. Royal Metereo-
Girls' Friendly Society
grandson and grammar
hep. or hep
Independent Order of
Independent Order of
Justice of Peace
Q. or Q'land
Licensed Auditor of
Lie. Associated Board
Liberal ; Library
Bachelor of Laws
Lie. Trin. Coll. Lond.
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
mechanic s al
Mbr. Legislative As-
New South Wales
Political Lab. Council
Political Lab. League
Police Magistrate; Post
Master; Past Master
Presbyt. Men's Assoc.
Public Service; Public
Quarter Master Sgt.
Rowing Club; Roman
Street and Saint
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS Continued
T. & L. Cl.
Trades & Labor Cl.
United States of Ame-
Vic. Amat. Ath. Assoc.
Vic. Ath. League
Vic. Band Association
Vol. Decoration of Col.
awarded to officers
for long service
Vic. . Victoria
V. I. of S. . Vic. Inst. of Sees.
V.Xi. of V. . Vic. League of Victoria
vol. . volunteer; voluntary
V.P. . Vice President
V.M.R. . Victorian Mtd. Rifles
V. Bys. . Victorian Railways
Whelp. . Warrenheip
Wend. . Wendouree
Wmere . Windermere
W.M. . Worshipful Master
W.O. . Warrant Officer
Y.C. . Yacht Club
Y.M.C.A. . Young Men's Christian
Y.M.C. . Young Men's Club
yr. . years
'"FHE Compiler tenders his best thanks to the Ballarat Progress
' Association and to Messrs Baxter & Stubbs, Printers, for the
loan of blocks of early Ballarat ; to the City and Town Councils
for subsidising the reproduction of the views of present-day
Ballarat City and Town, and to the secretaries of various Public
Institutions for information relating to past and present-day
office-bearers. Messrs. Campbell, Wilson Propty. Ltd., Artists
and Engravers executed the majority of the blocks required in
Ballarat and District
Citizens and Sports
AT HOME AND ABROAD
A biographical gallery of "Who 1 * Who" in public, political, official, judicial,
patriotic, naval, military, charitable, professional, scientific, artistic, journalistic,
ecclesiastical, religious, temperance, industrial, clerical, mercantile, commercial,
aerial, scholastic, social club, musical, dramatic, friendly society, fraternal,
athletic and sporting life, with Ballarat associations, pastor present.
"Sooner or later tome jiattagu of every out' t romance
mutt be VfritUn either in tcorcfi or af limit"
Longfellow' t "Hyperion"
Printed for the McCallum Press and Publishing Company
TULLOCH & KING, Propy. Ltd,
Citizens & Sports
'Men at some times are masters of their fates"
ACHESON, Fred J.; b Port Melb; a of
Gil Acheson; attracted to bush in
early youth and engaged at shear-
Ing; fdtion mbr A.W.U. '86; estab
temporary h.q. of A.W.U. at Den-
iliquin (N.S.W.) during big shearers'
strike; met. agent '00; v.P. and
assist, sec. ana occasionally acting
eec. Vic.-Riverina branch A.W.U.
Ball.; rep. of A.W.U. on Melb. and
Ball. Eight Hours Com. sec. Ball.
ACHESON, Wm. Morrin; J.P.; b
Drumskalla (Ire) '37; arr Melb '55;
assist, at Melb. Public Lib. and later
bus. mgr. Ebenezer Syme's quartz
battery at Mt. Egerton and battery
at Golden Pt. owned by an Hano-
verian count and Spanish eng.;
later sec co-op min. cos. Brown
Hill, White Flat and Canadian Hill;
legal mgr. successively of Bonshaw
G.M. Co. (received gold watch from
employees for "Impartial treat-
ment" '68); floated 8. Scotchman's,
Prince Patrick, Mariners & Sloane's
G.M. Cos. Stawell; later att. to
B'fort interests; in more recent
times legal mgr. of Band & Loch,
Prince of Wales. Birthday Tunnel &
Cent. Plateau, etc. Cos.; gas J.P.
about '86; ex-pres. Hosp. com.; treas
for many years: Pres. Mech. Inst.
95 A '04; vicar** warden and ex-
sec, ft trefls. Christ Ch. Cath.; l.g.
Hosp. A Orph; V.P. and ex-pres.
Art Gall CL
ACTON, Norman Bear da worth; s. of 1.
Hy. Acton (col. of 50's; for many
yrs. sec. Bungaree shire) ; b. Leigh
Creek '76; educ. Leigh Creek S.S.
and Sch. of Mines, Ball.; asst sec.
B'gee shire '90-12; sec. and rate
collector Shire of Ripon (Beaufort),
since '12; hen. sec. B'fort Golf Club,
treaa. Patriotic Brass Band, hon.
sec. B'fort Belgian & Patriotic
Fund committees and also of Mech-
AISBETT, Cr. David M.; b. Scarsdale
'64; s of Richard Aisbett (coach-
builder and prop. Aisbett Royal
Mail line of coaches and col. of '67):
educ. Scarsdale S.S.; ent. Browns
and Scarsdale Bor. Cl. '02; mayor '08
-7 and '12-'13 (bor. Jubilee yr.).
trustee Free Lib; V.P. Scarsdale
Old Boy's Assoc; mbr S.S. com; old
Bd. of Advice; V.P. Berringa dist.
I. Assoc.; mbr. Presbyt. Church
Board and Choir
AI.QIE, Lieut. Bobert A.; b. Ball. '62;
s. of 1. John Algle (col. of '64);
educ. Martin's den. sen.; rose from
pte. to sgt. of 3rd batt. Ball.: later
t. Instr.: Joined Instr. staff Vic.
Milit Forces '85; became Warran*
Officer '94: obt. comm. 1914 and app.
brigade major 7th L. H. Brig., dofiur
temp, duty as staff officer Royal
Park Training Camp '16-16: wrt.
have received promotion some yrs.
*&o but for severe accident at
\\ endouree camp which placed him
on health leave for lengthy perio.i;
was one of selected troops for rep
of Vic. at I. Queen Victoria's Jubi-
lee celebrations, London '97; atten-
ded at Windsor Castle by command
of Queen and received in audience,
sent to London again in '98 by Vic
Defence Dept. for special training
and qual. for machine gun ano
musketry cert, at Hythe sch.; also
obt. mtd. inf. gym. and cavalry
cert.; inspected Waterloo and other
famous battlefields in tour of Bel-
gium, Egypt, Spain, Italy, France
up to Franco-German frontier; ser-
ved in Sth. African war of '00-2
with 3rd Vic. Cont. and Rhodesian
Field Force and one of flying col-
umn, made up of Aust. L.H. Cana-
dian Art. and Imp. Yeomanry at
relief of Mafeking, (Queen's and
King's medals and bars).
ALLAN, Vincent B.; b Bendigo '74; a
of Jas. Allan (building contractor) ;
educ. Humffray-st. and Mt. Plea-
sant S.S.; three yrs. in Govt. Min-
ing Survey Office and prospected
through Gippsland and West. Aust.
with varying success; returned
Ball. 1900 and engaged in commer-
cial department local newspapers
now organiser of "The Star" adver-
ising dept.; resuscitated Ball. Fish
Protection Society and Anglers'
Club (reputed to be now the strong-
est org. of kind in Aust.) ; hon. sec.
since 03; assist, in formation of
piscatorial clut* In various parts of
the State and advised State Fisher-
ies Dept. on many occasions; mbr.
exec. Ball. Fish Acclimatisation
Soc.; one of hon. sees. Red Cross
Aquatic Carnival "16.
ALLCHIN, Alf. P.; b. Oxford (Eng.),
'42; s. of 1. Chas. Allchin (pioneer
saddled of Ball.); arr. Aust. with
parents, '53; settled in Ball., '55;
walked overland from Portland to
Castlemaine, '53 witnessing native
corroboree en route; mbr. firm of
Allchin & Morrell (now Allchin
Bros. Prop. Ltd.). manufrs. of bags,
leggings and footballs, and distrib.
in all Aust. States; first capt. Sebas.
F.B.; first pres. old and existing
Ball. Fish Prot. Soc. & Ang. Club;
v.p. Ball. Fish Acclimatisation Soc.;
mbr. old Vol. Rangers, and att.
memorable "wet" Werribee camp:
active mbr. old Royal Lib. League
(protectionist), and keen follower
ALSTON, Arthur; M.A.; b. Warrnam-
bool, '63 s. of G. D. Alston, (col. of
'53); educ. Hawthorn G.S.; M.A. of
Melb. Univ., '84; 2nd Master Haw-
thorn G.S., '84; and Ball. Coll., '86;
EI.M. Colac G.S., '02; 2nd master
King's Coll., Goulburn, '07; sen.
master Ball. Coll. since 1912; ex-
capt. and ex-hon. sec. Ball C.C.;
present hon. sec. Cent. B.C., and
John Anderson (of V. Rys.) ;
educ. Humffray-st. 8.8. and Bains
H.S.; (dux and matric '87); mging
a/ct. R. Tunbridge & Sons, Propty:
mbr. Y.M.C.A. Bd. six yrs.; one of
fdrs. Sun. Sch. Cricket Assoc '90;
sec. 5 yrs.; pres, 3 yrs.; V.P., N.
City C.C.; trustee and treas. Ebe-
nezer Presbyt. Ch.; pres. Ebenezer
branch P.M. A.; mbr. Publicity Com.
"Forward Ballarat" movement.
ANDESSON, Geo. Me All ester; b
Albert Park '83; s. of Geo. Ander-
son; a/ct. "Evg. Echo" since '13:
first pres. Ball, division Fed. Clerk's
Un. of Aust. '15-16; rep. G'lone T
& L. Cl. on Ball. T. & L. Cl.V '15;'
fdtion. mbr. St. And. branch of
JL; ex-hon. sec St. Andrew's
: C.j mbr. City A.N.A.
Iit.-Col. Tho.; O.C. 9th
. ^m A.u.n... Ball. '03-13; rose from
ranks of V.M.R. to Major; O.C.
troops transports to war zone on
act. service, '15-16; prom. Lt.-Col.:
educ Ball. Coll.; m'ging a/ct. BalL
Hardware Co. for many yrs.; V.P.
BalL Old Coll. Assoc.; dir. sev! G.U.
NDEBSOK, Tho. Craig; b. Smea-
ton, '70; s of 1. Wm. Anderson (pio-
neer grazier and miller) ; educ. Ball
Coll.; principal of firm of S. G Val-
entine & Co., stock & station sales-
men . ; T^y^r 8 *"* Bal1 - since '03; mbr.
A - & p f Cl.; pte. to capt. in old 3rd.
batt. Inf.; now on off. reserve-
C n 3 b f>T om - ( P res - >13 >; Old Col
' - ,
i v - Al h - Anderson (col. since
61); educ Eaglehawk Den. School!
assoc. with father in farming on
Mu / r S y ,, bo V der for sev - years; set-
tled Ball., '85; and for 26 years in
charge Sales Dept. of Gas Works:
playing mbr. for many years of
Prout's band; secty. for term; seven
yrs. with Militia band; mbr. V.B.A
STif-c^ 09 ; W '. M - Bal1 - Mas - Lodge
mbr St. John's Pres. Ch. Bd.; teach
: S !r h - : ex -Pres. St. John's
rtfon C " "" ^'^^ *'
A1 ? B1 \ W , 6 !'o John Ea a; b. Durham
(Eng) '48; grocer, tea, wine and
spirit merch., c/r. Sturt and Drum-
mond sts.. Ball since '80 (in premi-
ses occupied from '65 by Irvine
Coulter); ident. with same clasl of
business past 53 yrs.: commencing
at Leminster (Eng.) at age of
15; spent some time at New York
and San Francisco, before coming
to Aust.; one of oldest mbrs. of
Ci Bowling Club, president 1905-6
NOWrw, Benjamin; a. of 1. Ben.
Angwin (formerly of St. Justs
(Cornwall) who arr. Aust. in '55
TT^A 9 alif x nla a fte r crossing
U.S.A. from New York as a roarl-
s ifL?. nd who waa for many yrs.
shift boss at old Koh-i-noor mine) :
b. Ball. educ. Cox's sch. mbr. com.
8t f ^"M " sta r ^nce '82; assoc.
with Neil-st. Meth. Ch. and Sch.
since boyhood, ex church & society
CITIZENS AND SPORTS."
steward, now sec. Ch. Trust, fo
25 yrs. supt. sec or tr. in Sun
Sen.; first capt. old Galatea (nov
Ball. Imp.) F.C., formed '73; on
time Sec. Excelsior Juv. I.O.R.
ANT CLIP FE, Qeo. Henderson; 1
Fyansford, '59; a. of 1. Geo. Antchff
(b. Notts., Eng., '23; col. of '52
walked from Perth to Coolgardie a
age of 70); educ. Roseinblum's an
Cent. S.S., Dimelow's Coll. & Bain'
H.S.; 4 yrs. Dimboola: Joined staf
Ball. Trustees, etc., Co. at incep
tion in '87; a/c for some yrs.; now
securities clerk; playing mbr. ol
Ball. C.C.; played against sev. Eng
elevens; fielded for Cleverly an
Pateman. winners of Challeng
single wicket match agst. Bennet
& Hunt, many yrs. ago; played with
Ball. C.C. at Hobart about '76 (then
a youth of 17 yrs.) ; one of fdrs
and first champ. Ball. G.C., '95; mbr
com. sev. yrs.; one of earliest to
play lacrosse in Ball; mbr. old City
Tennis Club; for seven yrs. leading
back of Alberts, and later Ball. P
C. ; mbr. com. sev. yrs.; one o:
earliest mbrs. City A.N.A.
ANTCJ.IPPE, Tho. M.; b. Ball.; educ
Roseinblum's Sen.. Bain's H.S. and
Diraelow's Coll.; successively clerk
for J. A. Chalk, rain, agent; confld
mgr. and partner 1. Thos. Stoddart
sharebroker, Lydiard-st.; on own
a/c since '95; mbr. Ball Stock Exch
and sev. local inst.; playing mbr
Ball. F.C. and BalL C.C. (four cen-
turies different seasons); played
against four FJng. elevens; special
medal for all-round play against
Steele's Eng. XI.; many batting &
fielding trophies; one of earliest
lacrosse players In Ball.; mbr. old
City Tennis Club; mbr. first com.
Ball. G.C.; champ., '98; mbr. Cent.
B.C. sine* 1901; runner-up Jun.
champ, '02; pennant rink capt. since
09; club champ. '03. '07 '08.'14, '16;
pres. trophy, '03, '04 & '07 ; Cuthbert
trophy, r 08; Thompson trophy, '09;
rep. assoc. player; runner-up B.B.A.
champ. '05 & '16; champ. '13; sev.
times in semi-finals; leader B.B.A.
champ, rink, '07 and '14; prize daffo-
dil grower; amat. champ, of Melb.,
07 and '14; sev. times and existing
Ball. Amat. Champ.; winner Buck-
land. Higgins, O'Loughlin cups, '08
and '18; Snow. Cant. Tunbridge and
Barr (Lmid.) trophies, '09 and '13.
ATTSTIH-. Hon. Austin A.; M.L.C.; J.P.;
b. Winchelsea, '65; B. of 1. Thos.
Austin (of Barwon Park Est., Win-
chelsea): educ. G'long O.8. ; grazier
and farmer, Narundel Est., Elaine;
mbr Legis. Cl. since '10 (succeeded
1. Sir Henry Wrixon) ; mbr. B'yong-
Shire Cl. since '07; gaz. J.P. about
'80; mbr. O'long G.S. and LadJMr
Bch els.; mbr. Ball. Trustees, Exec.,
etc.. Company's Board.
AUSTTW. Cr. Herbert A.: J.P.; b. Olas-
tonbury (Eng.), '2; s. of 1. Thos.
Austin; educ. Geelong G.S.; grazier.
Narmbool Est., Elaine; mbr. B'yong.
Shire Cl. since '88; sev. times pres.;
mbr. G'long City Cl. since '07;
mayor, '11-'12; gaz. J.P. '89; pres.
old Hardie's Hill Agric. Soc. for 10
yrs.; rep. Southern Shires on Bd. of
Health since '99.
AUSTIBT, JOB. P., b. London, '57; s. of
1. John Austin (foreman Rennie's
Fdy., London); arr. Aust. with par-
ents in infancy; educ. private and
State S. ; joined Educ. Dept. '75; as
teacher and stationed at Sale, Deni-
son, Barunah, Bendigo, Ball. (Pleas-
ant-st. 1890-1911); H. T. of Wen-
douree since 1911; mbr. com. S. S.
Teachers' Union; ofllcer of ,5th
batt. Cadets (Lieut, to Capt. and
Adjut.); hon. sec. and mgr. Ball.
Exhib. Choir, '96; later mgr. S. S.
Sports Assoc. and S. S. Ath. Assoc. ;
org. S. S. cricket and f-ball pennant
AUSTIN, Alyce; L.A.B., L.T.C.L.; b.
Bendigo; d. of above; educ. Pleas-
ant-st. S.S. (Ball.) ; passed exam, all
stages of Royal Acad. of Music,
Lond., and Trin. Coll., Lend.; gain-
ing dip. L.A.B., '08; A.T.C.L., '09;
L.T.C.L. '10; highest marks for Vic.
In Trin. Coll. intermed.; youngest
student at time to hold two dip-
lomas; won vocal scholarship, Mar-
shall Hall Conservatorium. '12;