Looie Ellen Harvie

“Looie Ellen Harvie (called after her aunt Lucretia and her mother Ellen) was born in Ballarat on July 26, 1871, the daughter of William Harvie and Ellen Darcy Lang. Brought to Melbourne as an infant, she later attended the Model School in Spring Street (later the Melbourne High School). After leaving school she acted as a reader to the teacher of Greek at P.L.C. as he was blind. Her elder brother Robert belonged to the Eaglemont and Chartrisville artists camps (Chartersville, Ivanhoe). They both became members of the Victorian Artists’ Society. She trained as a nurse at the Melbourne Hospital in the nineties and became a ward Sister. She then passed a course in midwifery nursing at the Women’s Hospital and nursed private cases for six years for Dr. Constance Ellis, one of Melbourne’s pioneer women doctors. She attended the Gallery Art School, and in 1911 travelled to Europe. Looie spent some time in Italy, painted in Rome and also worked in a Paris atelier. She returned to Melbourne and for a number of years acted as monitor for the evening life class at the Victorian Artists’ Society. In 1918 she joined the Society of Women Painters. In 1921 she became their Honorary Treasurer, in 1922 their Honorary Secretary, and in 1923 combined both offices. In 1927 she went to Europe for several years. She studied etching in Bordighera and sketched in Italy, France and Belgium. She returned to Melbourne in 1930 and become Hononary Secretary again in 1931. In 1932 she resigned having lost the sight of one eye. In 1935 she was elected President and in 1937 was Vice-President, but she resigned the office in 1938 due to the loss of the sight in her other eye. She kept her membership of the society and continued to take a great interest and attended meetings for many years. She attended the opening of the exhibition of work on the occasion of the Society’s 50th anniversary. Many of her artist friends kept in touch with her. She died on April 29th, 1970, in her ninety-ninth year.” ~Quoted from SLV Biographical/Historical note (With minor corrections and additions). This 1920’s photo was taken at the Ruskin Studio at 225 Collins Street, Melbourne. If you would like the full sized unedited image, it’s available for download at the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 3423 x 5325, 52.1m).

Birth:
1871,14042,,Harvie,Looie Ellen,William,Lang Ellen Darcy,Ballarat,

Deaths:
1970,09050,,Harvie,Looie Ellen,William,Lang Ellen Darcy,Arma,98,

Cemetery Details:
Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
Cremated on May 1, 1970.
Location: Ficus, Garden 1, Section A, Niche 10.

The Grave of James Tinker

James Tinker was born at Warrnambool in 1886, to Francis (Frank) Tinker and Jessie McKay. He married Agnes Howe in 1904 and had two children. The war came and James enlisted on August 16, 1915. A Gunner, service number 9332, with the 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. His service record is available at this link here to browse or download at the National Archives of Australia. He first went to the AIF Camp at Tel El Kiber in Egypt before heading to Alexandra and then on to France. On September 19, 1917, James was wounded in action in Belgium, but he remained on duty. Ten days later on September 29, he was killed in action. His grave, as pictured, is located at the Reninghelst New Military Cemetery in Belgium. If you are related to James, then this photograph is for your use. If you would like the unedited full sized image, please follow the link to download it from the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 3744 x 5308, 56.9m).

Acknowledgement: State Library of Victoria.
Copyright status: This work is out of copyright.
Terms of use: No copyright restrictions apply.

Birth:
1886,30399,,Tinker,James,Frank,Mckay Jessie,Warr,

Marriage:
1904,07326,,Tinker,James,Howe,Agnes,

 

The Grave of Stella Marron

On my photographic wanderings, I came across this old photo of the grave of little Stella Marron, from the John Etkins Collection at the State Library of Victoria. Nothing was known about the grave location or the child in the description. So, it is the grave of Stella Veronica Marron, daughter of Patrick Ambrose Marron and Catherine McKeand. Born in 1900 at Booleroo Centre, South Australia, she died of epilepsy on May 14, 1903. Her grave, as shown in the photo, is located at Pekina St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, corner of Booleroo Road and Bouda Hut Road. A much larger version of the photo is available from the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 3896 x 5767, 64.3m).

Acknowledgement: State Library of Victoria.
Copyright status: This work is out of copyright.
Terms of use: No copyright restrictions apply.

Birth:
1900; 661/376; MARRON, Stella Veronica; Patrick Ambrose MARRON, Catherine MCKEAND; Frome.

Death:
1903; 294/379; MARRON Stella Veronica Catherine MARRON (M) Frome

Acknowledgement: Trove (National Library of Australia).