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John Edward SULLIVAN [7301]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1925
    Christening: 
          Death: 2010 7265
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN 3 [850] (1898-1937) 
         Mother: Esther Sophia DALLIMORE [7298] (1901-1989) 2529 


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John Michael SULLIVAN [3720]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: James Arthur SULLIVAN [3711] (1946-2010) 
         Mother: Lorraine Sheila HALL [3718] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Tanya Anne FURNISS [3754]
       Children:
                1. Madeleine Greer SULLIVAN [3755]
                2. Maxwell John SULLIVAN [3756]
                3. Catherine Esther SULLIVAN [3757]


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John Michael SULLIVAN [836]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1876 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7266
    Christening: 
          Death: 1943 - Prahran, Vic, Australia 7267
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Michael SULLIVAN [808] (1847-1911) 
         Mother: Hughina Clark ROSS [809] (Cir 1853-1934) 

Notes
General:
found marriage of John Sullivan b. Castlemaine married to Louisa Ridley 1904 / 1739 probably this John Sullivan

picture Joseph William SULLIVAN [6173]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Patrick Leonard SULLIVAN [6165] (1929-2003) 
         Mother: Alice May WELSH [6167] (1929-1977) 254 


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Judith SULLIVAN [2018]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Lawrence Leonard SULLIVAN [992] (Abt 1926-1968) 62 
         Mother: Dorothy [?] [1216] (1914-      ) 


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Judith Anne SULLIVAN [6170]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Patrick Leonard SULLIVAN [6165] (1929-2003) 
         Mother: Alice May WELSH [6167] (1929-1977) 254 

Spouses and Children
1. *SQUIRE [7846]


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Judith Margaret SULLIVAN [7292]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Keith Albert SULLIVAN [1101] (1930-2022) 
         Mother: Mary Margaret [?] [7288] (      -      ) 88 


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Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [814]



      Sex: F
AKA: Julia Hannah SNACKENBERG
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1873 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7268
    Christening: 
          Death: 21 Feb 1946 - Geelong, Vic, Australia 7269
         Burial: 22 Feb 1946 - Geelong, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [806] (1841-1918) 
         Mother: Mary Jane McGUINNESS [820] (Abt 1845-1929) 

Spouses and Children
1. *[?] [870] (       -       )
    Partnership: 
         Status: No evidence this couple married
       Children:
                1. Eileen Maud SULLIVAN [869] (1895-1895)
                2. Clarence Archibald SULLIVAN [871] (1898-1978)
                3. Albert Frederick SULLIVAN  52 [872] (1900-1918)
                4. Leonard Percival SULLIVAN [873] (1903-1976)
                5. Colin Arthur SULLIVAN [874] (1904-1961)
                6. Allan Edward SULLIVAN [875] (1912-      )

2. John Henry SNAKENBERG [815] (1873 - 21 Feb 1938)
       Marriage: Abt 1914 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia
         Status: 

Notes
General:
u.r. at death was 8 Weir Pl.Geelong.

The story of Julia's life is uncertain. Julia had six children and no fathers were named on any of the birth certificates. My belief is that Julia gave birth to the 6 children and family stories state that at least some of the children were raised by her parents, including Albert Frederick.

One story I was told, was that Julia was the local midwife and took unwanted babies (and presumably registered their births with her as mother). However, this story is simply that, a story, and as all births are registered with Julia as the mother then legally all are Julia's biological children.

Julia was said to have married John Snakenberg (Snakeberg) in about 1914, but no marriage registration details have yet been found. As all Julia's children were born prior to 1912, I assume that John Snakenberg (Snakeberg) was not the father of the children, but no proof exists either way. Julia appears in the 1914 electoral roll as Julia Sullivan living at Newstead. She does not appear again until 1924 when she is called Julia Snakenberg and is living in Castlemaine.

Julia's death certificate states she had no issue, but perhaps the information they were referring to was by her perported marriage to John Snackenberg.

picture Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [8440]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: SMITH [6175] 
         Mother: Mary Isabella SULLIVAN [5334] (1927-1990) 4128 

Spouses and Children
1. *John Stanley GORALSKI [8441] (Abt 1950 - 1979)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Private


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Julia Mary SULLIVAN [843]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1890 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7270
    Christening: 
          Death: 1943 - Traralgon, Victoria, Australia 7271
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Michael SULLIVAN [808] (1847-1911) 
         Mother: Hughina Clark ROSS [809] (Cir 1853-1934) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Charles Russell BARKER [1094] (1885 -       )
       Marriage: 1915 - , Victoria, Australia 654
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Irene Isabella BARKER [12082] (1916-      )
                2. Charles Russell BARKER [12083] (1918-      )


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June Emily SULLIVAN [857]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 17 Jun 1927 - Red Cliffs, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 21 Jan 1997 - Saint  Arnaud, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 24 Jan 1997 - Walpeup, Vic, Australia

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun, 23 Jan 1997, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [818] (1879-1948) 1877 
         Mother: Annie COLLIHOLE [28] (1897-1970) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Geoffrey William SCOTT [858] (1925 - 30 Nov 1967) 3438 
       Marriage: 1945 - , Victoria, Australia 6726
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Ralph Norman Hager SCOTT [1180]
                2. Jean Rosemary SCOTT [886]
                3. Shirley Ann SCOTT [888]
                4. Carol Fay SCOTT [890]
                5. Peter Geoffrey SCOTT [892]
                6. James Phillip SCOTT [894]

Notes
General:
Herald Sun Melbourne 23 Jan 1997
SCOTT (Sullivan) - June Emily (suddenly) at St Arnaud. Loved wife of Geoffrey (dec). Dear friend of Frank Boland. Loving mother of James, Peter, Carol, Shirley, Jean and Ralph. Mother-in-law of Ruela, Gail, Noel Slade, Cliff Ferguson, Neil Corbett. Grandmother of 16. Great grandmother of three.
Funeral of Walpeup. Uniting Church on Friday Jan 24 1997 at 11am. Lorna Keam, Ouyen.

picture Katherine May SULLIVAN [934]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1913 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7272
    Christening: 
          Death: 1999 - Warracknabeal, Vic, Australia 7273
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Daniel George SULLIVAN [833] (1873-1917) 
         Mother: Charlotte COOK CLARK [834] (1881-1947) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Joseph Alfred RUSSELL [6919] (1910 - 2005)
       Marriage: 3 Jul 1937
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Margaret RUSSELL [6920] (1938-1938)
                2. David John RUSSELL [6921] (1943-2009)

Notes
General:
Probably lived in the Portland / Port Fairy region according to nephew Brian Sullivan

picture Kathleen SULLIVAN [1162]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 27 Aug 1922 - , , New Zealand
    Christening: 
          Death: 2000 - , , New Zealand
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Frederick SULLIVAN [821] (1882-1934) 72 
         Mother: Jessie HICKSON [1155] (1883-1972) 3459 

Spouses and Children
1. *Ray STOWE [2075] (       -       )
       Marriage: , , New Zealand
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Child 1 STOWE [2076]
                2. Child 2 STOWE [2077]
                3. Child 3 STOWE [2078]
                4. Ray STOWE  72 [2079] (      -      )


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Kathleen Maree SULLIVAN [6168]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Patrick Leonard SULLIVAN [6165] (1929-2003) 
         Mother: Alice May WELSH [6167] (1929-1977) 254 

Spouses and Children
1. *LINGUEY [7845]


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Keith Albert SULLIVAN [1101]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 25 May 1930
    Christening: 
          Death: 14 Jul 2022
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Ernest Edmund SULLIVAN [825] (1887-1972) 
         Mother: Dora PEACOCK [826] (1895-1981) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Margaret [?] [7288] (       -       ) 88 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Judith Margaret SULLIVAN [7292]
                2. Martin John SULLIVAN [7293]
                3. Michael Keith SULLIVAN [7294]

Notes
General:
Keith was a policeman

SULLIVAN, Keith Albert
Publication: The Advertiser Date Listed: 23/7/2022
Passed away peacefully on 14.7.2022 aged 92 years.
Loving husband of Beth, and Margaret (dec).
Much loved Father & Stepfather of Peter, Michael,
Jennifer (dec), Martin, Deborah, Steven & Mark.
Lovingly remembered by all his grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
A private cremation has taken place.
25/05/1930 - 14/07/2022

picture Kenneth SULLIVAN [903]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Daniel Joseph SULLIVAN [865] (1934-2016) 
         Mother: Sylvia May LAMBERT [866] (1937-2004) 

Spouses and Children
1. Catherine Leigh SALAN [1129]

2. *Margaret RAUPACH [3638]


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Kevin Brian SULLIVAN [7303]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN 3 [850] (1898-1937) 
         Mother: Esther Sophia DALLIMORE [7298] (1901-1989) 2529 


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Private

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Private 
         Mother: Private 


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Lachlan SULLIVAN [1470]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Peter SULLIVAN [907] 
         Mother: Kaylene NICHOLES [1138] 


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Laura Alice SULLIVAN [2092]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Sep Q 1909 - , , New Zealand 7274
    Christening: 
          Death: 30 Apr 1965 - , , New Zealand
         Burial: 1965 - Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand 7275

Parents
         Father: Albert George SULLIVAN [817] (1877-1954) 72 
         Mother: Jane Ada HICKSON [2089] (1880-1933) 3459 

Spouses and Children
1. *Andrew McGARVA [2096] (Abt 1907 - 8 Jun 1981)
       Marriage: 1929 - , , New Zealand 5460
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Rita Willock McGARVA [7888] (1929-2018)
                2. Robin McGARVA [7889] (Abt 1932-      )
                3. Allan Geoffrey McGARVA  5459 [7891] (1934-2016)
                4. Moira Anne McGARVA [7890] (Abt 1937-2022)
                5. Kevin McGARVA [7892] (Abt 1938-      )
                6. Beth McGARVA [7893]

Notes
General:
4 or 5 Children. Laura was hit by a car in Whakatu, Hastings and died from her injuries.

picture Lauren Jade SULLIVAN [1135]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN 4 [902] 
         Mother: Jennifer Ann BRIGGS [1134] 

Spouses and Children
1. *Shannon MEURANT [7115]
       Children:
                1. Dartagnan John MEURANT [7116]
                2. Eedie Lou MEURANT [10235]


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Laurence SULLIVAN [7308]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1918
    Christening: 
          Death: 21 Jun 2006 - Daylesford, Victoria, Australia 7276
         Burial: 

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 22 Jun 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946) 
         Mother: Ivy Annie ABBOTT [3948] (      -1977) 

Notes
General:
SULLIVAN. - Laurence Daniel (Laurie) VX4955. 1/7/1918 - 21/6/2006 Died peacefully at Daylesford Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Much loved father of John (dec. ), Annette and Tony. Great mate and brother-in-law of Alan. Forever in our hearts
Obituaries
Published in Herald Sun on 22/06/2006
- See more at: http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/2701907/view#sthash.Wxur3UT7.dpuf

picture Lawrence Leonard SULLIVAN [992]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1926
    Christening: 
          Death: 1968 - Box Hill, Vic, Australia 7277
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James Francis SULLIVAN [823] (1885-1959) 
         Mother: Ethel May BURNS [824] (1887-1950) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Dorothy [?] [1216] (4 Nov 1914 -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Judith SULLIVAN [2018]


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Leonard Percival SULLIVAN [873]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1903 - Maldon, Vic, Australia 7278
    Christening: 
          Death: 1976 - Geelong, Vic, Australia 7279
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: [?] [870] (      -      ) 
         Mother: Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [814] (1873-1946) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eileen MARTINI [5333] (16 Aug 1911 - 23 Jun 1981)
       Marriage: 17 Jan 1927 - Geelong, Vic, Australia 5348
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Mary Isabella SULLIVAN  4128 [5334] (1927-1990)
                2. Patrick Leonard SULLIVAN [6165] (1929-2003)
                3. Ann SULLIVAN [5336]
                4. Timothy Edward SULLIVAN [5335] (1939-2011)
                5. Allan John SULLIVAN [6166]


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Lexie SULLIVAN [845]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1895 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7280
    Christening: 
          Death: 1895 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7281
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Michael SULLIVAN [808] (1847-1911) 
         Mother: Hughina Clark ROSS [809] (Cir 1853-1934) 

Notes
General:
5 days old.

picture Lillian Joyce SULLIVAN [993]

      Sex: F
AKA: Lou SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1917 - , Victoria, Australia 7282,7283
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Spouses and Children
1. *? McCARTHUR [2000] (       -       )
       Marriage: Abt 1936
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Jenny Ballantyne McCARTHUR [2001]
                2. Robert McCARTHUR [2002]
                3. John McCARTHUR [2003]


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Lorna Mary SULLIVAN [1148]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 15 Jun 1921 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: Feb 2009 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia 7284
         Burial: 24 Feb 2009 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 20 Feb 2009, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: James Francis SULLIVAN [823] (1885-1959) 
         Mother: Ethel May BURNS [824] (1887-1950) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Gordon GRANT [2008] (       - Bef 2009)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Neill GRANT [2009] (      -Bef 2009)
                2. Carmel GRANT [2010]

Notes
General:
Lorna died at Ellery House, Castlemaine. Her husband Gordon predeceased her. Her son Neil had also predeceased her.

Her daughter Carmel married Bruce Berry and her grandchildren were Jan, Brian and Kerry; Kathleen and Brett. She was great Grandmother of Nathan, Zeth (Dec) and Amy. She was buried at the Castlemaine Cemetery on Tuesday February 24th 2009 at 10.30am after a requiem mass at St Mary's Catholic Church, Castlemaine.

picture Louisa SULLIVAN [10019]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *James Henry Prince AUSTIN [10018] (       -       ) 393 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Harriett Ellen AUSTIN  391,392 [10017] (1894-1979)


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Lynette SULLIVAN [7312]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946) 
         Mother: Ivy Annie ABBOTT [3948] (      -1977) 


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Madeleine Greer SULLIVAN [3755]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: John Michael SULLIVAN [3720] 
         Mother: Tanya Anne FURNISS [3754] 


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Margaret Ann SULLIVAN [867]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [818] (1879-1948) 1877 
         Mother: Annie COLLIHOLE [28] (1897-1970) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Leonard George JONES [7] (13 Dec 1925 - 9 Apr 2003)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Michael James JONES [910]
                2. Kathleen Ann JONES [912]
                3. Patricia May JONES [914]
                4. Gregory William JONES [916]
                5. Susanne Maree JONES [918]
                6. Maxwell George JONES [920]
                7. David John JONES [921]
                8. Fiona Margaret JONES [922]
                9. Kellie Louise JONES [923]


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Margaret Mary SULLIVAN [2091]



      Sex: F
AKA: Mary Margaret SULLIVAN, Molly SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Mar Q 1908 - Carterton, , New Zealand 7285
    Christening: 
          Death: Sep Q 1922 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand 7286
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Albert George SULLIVAN [817] (1877-1954) 72 
         Mother: Jane Ada HICKSON [2089] (1880-1933) 3459 


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Marguerita May SULLIVAN [994]

      Sex: F
AKA: Rita SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1920
    Christening: 
          Death: 16 May 2002 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia 7287
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: High Street, 1943, Maldon, Vic, Australia.

Residence: Cairn Curran,, 1949, Baringhup, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 22 Fairway Avenue, 1954, Mount Beauty, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 77 Callander Road, 1963, Noble Park, Victoria, Australia.

Residence: 219 Breen Street, Golden Square, 1968, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 80 Barkly Terrace West, 1972, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 84a Mackenzie Street, 1977-1980, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 17 May 2002, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Spouses and Children
1. UNKNOWN [7276] (       -       )
    Partnership: 
         Status: No evidence this couple married
       Children:
                1. Private

2. *Edward Henry WILLIAMS [995] (1910 - 1970)
       Marriage: Bef 1949
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Keith Victor WILLIAMS [2004]
                2. Michael Shane WILLIAMS [2005]
                3. Ian Ernest WILLIAMS [2006]
                4. Jennifer Judith WILLIAMS [2007]

Notes
General:
WILLIAMS. - Marguerita May (Rita), passed away peacefully at Mt Alexander Hospital, Castlemaine, on May 16, 2002, aged 82 years. Loving wife of Ed (dec. ), dearly loved mother of Keith, Michael, Ian and Judi. Loved mother-in-law of Judy, Tracy and Kerry. Much loved Nan to Sam and Haydn, Simon, Christy, Micah (dec. ), Ginnie, Stephanie, Adam, Shani and great Nan to Lucas and Mikayla. God sent His angels full of grace, And gently touched your tired face. And very sweetly, soft and low, He whispered "Come, it's time to go". http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/3096056/view#sthash.aQVShQMI.dpuf published 17.5.2002

I received an email in February 2014 requesting information on Marguerita May. It appears she had a child in Tasmania in approximately 1941 who was adopted in Tasmania. The child's adoption papers name Marguerita May Sullivan as the mother whose address was given as High Street, Maldon, Victoria. The baby was born at the St Vincent Home in Tasmania.

In the 1943 electoral rolls, Marguerita Mays address is given as High Street, Maldon, Victoria.

picture Mariah Katherine SULLIVAN [3724]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: James Arthur SULLIVAN [3711] (1946-2010) 
         Mother: Lydia MANIATIS [3721] (Abt 1959-2006) 5304,5305 


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Mark Edward SULLIVAN [7291]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Garth Ernest SULLIVAN [1100] (1927-2015) 
         Mother: Helen June ARTHUR [7289] (      -      ) 317,318 


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Martin John SULLIVAN [7293]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Keith Albert SULLIVAN [1101] (1930-2022) 
         Mother: Mary Margaret [?] [7288] (      -      ) 88 


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Mary SULLIVAN [3164]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1802 - Knockacorrin, Kerry, Ireland
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Daniel LEARY [1179] (Abt 1802 -       )
       Marriage: 17 Feb 1822 - Curnow, Kerry, Ireland 4966
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Male LEARY [3165] (Abt 1840-      )
                2. Female LEARY [3166] (Abt 1841-      )
                3. John LEARY [3167] (1843-      )
                4. Ellen LEARY [3168] (1846-1912)
                5. Catherine LEARY [3192] (1850-      )
                6. Julia Ann LEARY [3193] (1852-1912)

Notes
General:
It is possible that Mary Sullivan is the sister of John Sullivan. John is the husband of Daniel's sister Julia Anne Leary, but this has not been proved at this stage. April 2009.

picture Mary SULLIVAN [933]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1907 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7288
    Christening: 
          Death: 22 Feb 1994 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 875
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Daniel George SULLIVAN [833] (1873-1917) 
         Mother: Charlotte COOK CLARK [834] (1881-1947) 

Spouses and Children
1. *John Joseph O'CONNOR [3731] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Brian O'CONNOR [3732]
                2. Boysie O'CONNOR [3733]
                3. Daughter O'CONNOR [3734]

Notes
General:
Lived at Romsey, Victoria for many years

picture Mary SULLIVAN [12585]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Thomas Michael SULLIVAN [4608] (1927-2008) 875 
         Mother: Mary STAHL [10701] (Abt 1926-2015) 


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Mary Ann SULLIVAN [807]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 14 Aug 1843 - , NSW, Australia 7289
    Christening: 12 Nov 1844 - Yass, NSW, Australia 7290,7291
          Death: Bef 1872
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John SULLIVAN [804] (Abt 1810-1892) 4425 
         Mother: Julia LEARY [805] (Abt 1811-1872) 

Notes
General:
Mary Anne was baptized on the same day as her cousin John Leary (son of Daniel Leary and Mary Sullivan). The baptism was held at Yass on 8 July 1845. John and Julia Sullivan were said to be living at Nacky Nacky at the time and John's occupation was said to be shepherd.

picture Mary Anne SULLIVAN [3714]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel SULLIVAN [931] (1904-1970) 
         Mother: Nellie Sophia MULLER [3709] (Cir 1918-1989) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Salvatore CETROLA [3728]
       Children:
                1. Daniel Luke CETROLA [3729]
                2. Emma Marie CETROLA [3730]


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Mary Isabella SULLIVAN [5334]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 11 Feb 1927
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 Jul 1990
         Burial: Geelong, Vic, Australia 7292

Parents
         Father: Leonard Percival SULLIVAN [873] (1903-1976) 
         Mother: Eileen MARTINI [5333] (1911-1981) 

Spouses and Children
1. *SMITH [6175]
       Children:
                1. Eileen SULLIVAN [8439]
                2. Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [8440]

Notes
General:
had children. One grandson John Paul Goralski died aged 5 years old and is buried at the Geelong Cemetery.

picture Mary Jane SULLIVAN [829]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1891 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7293
    Christening: 
          Death: Apr 1891 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7294
         Burial: 30 Apr 1891 - Sandon, Vic, Australia 7295

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [806] (1841-1918) 
         Mother: Mary Jane McGUINNESS [820] (Abt 1845-1929) 


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Mary Matilda SULLIVAN [846]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1906 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7296
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 Jun 1918 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 7297
         Burial: 26 Jun 1918 - Sandon, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Notes
General:
The Australian Worker Sydney Thursday 23 December 1915 page 11 -

Mattie Sullivan, Joyce's Creek:
'Dadda belongs to the A.W.U., and gets The Worker. I like the Children's Letters. , I hope you will like my letter, and put it in the paper.


Although this article says Mattie Sullivan, I believe it is more than likely Mary Sullivan.

According to information from family members and newspaper articles of the time, Mary and her sister Ethel were taken to school in a buggy each day by Mr Judson, along with Mr Judson's two sons. In 1918, the Loddon River was in flood and as the buggy was crossing the river, the horse shied. The buggy tipped and the occupants in the buggy were thrown into the river. The two Sullivan sisters and Mr Judson and one of his sons also drowned, but Mr Judson's younger son was rescued. Due to the flooding in the river, searching for the bodies was delayed. Mr Judson was recovered on the 19th of June, his son on the 20th, Mary Sullivan was found on the 23rd of June and Ethel was found on the 25th of June. The Sullivan girls were buried on the 26th of June. The horse also drowned. An inquiry was held into the drownings in late June or early July 1918.

In December 2014 I searched on the National Library of Australia's Trove site and found no less than 50 articles regarding this tragic event in papers all over Australia from Western Australia to Queensland and also in major newspapers in Melbourne and Sydney. This story obviously grabbed the hearts of the country despite the fact that the first World War was still raging. The articles from the Newstead Echo were not found on Trove so I assume they are not yet digitised.

One article from the Maryborough and Donolly Advertiser dated 26 June 1918 is quite moving and states " On Saturday at midday, the body of the eldest daughter of Mr John Sullivan was found about 300 yards from the spot where the body of the young Judson was brought to the surface. A person who viewed the body stated that the appearance was altogether different from that usually associated with the condition of being drowned. The girl appeared as if she had just fallen asleep, and there were no discolourations of the body with the exception of slight bruising to the legs. The body was discovered by Mr Dave Smith."

The following articles are some that I have found regarding the tragic drowning of Mary and her sister Ethel.

Newstead Echo - 19 June 1918
"FATHER AND SON AND TWO LITTLE GIRLS DROWNED WHILST CROSSING STREAM

A sad drowning fatality occurred at Joyce's Creek yesterday morning. Mr H Judson a well known farmer of Joyce's Creek was driving with two of his sons, along with two daughters of Mr & Mrs J Sullivan to school and in crossing the Joyce's Creek, near the school, the current swept the horse off its feet and all the occupants were precipitated into the strong flowing stream and disappeared.

The youngest son of Mr. Judson kept a hold of the vehicle which was being carried down stream, and Mr H McDonald, who was close at hand ran alongside the current and plunging into the water rescued the boy by mere chance, he just gripping the strap of the school bag.

The other four bodies are not recovered, and as the river is only a short distance away from the scene of the terrible tragedy, it is feared that they are carried downstream.

Dragging operations are being carried out, but up to the time of going to press, none of the missing bodies have been discovered.

The horse also drowned."

The Melbourne Age 21 June 1918 page 8
Joyce's Creek Drowning Tragedy.
NEWSTEAD.- The bodies of Mr. Judson and his son, who, together with the two little daughters of Mr. J. Sullivan,- were drowned in Joyce's Creek on Tuesday, were recovered on Thursday.
Over 100 persons are helping in the search.

Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Wednesday 21 June 1918 Page 2
JOYCE'S CREEK FATALITY
TWO BODIES RECOVERED.
The drowning fatality at Joyce's Creek is one of the saddest incidents of the district's history. All day long hundreds of people gather in the vicinity of the stream, among them many near relatives of the unfortunate victims. Dragging operations are continued incessantly, and willing operators in this respect are never lacking. Motor cars and vehicles of every description are standing everywhere, and the scene is one not easily to be forgotten.

Yesterday morning the body of Harry Judson the father was found close into the bank, near where the gig was discovered, and in close proximity to the railway bridge. At this point there is a deep hole, and, in the hope of recovering the bodies of the other victims, the dragging was confined to this quarter, but without success.

During the afternoon, however, the body of the boy Judson was brought to the surface a little lower down the creek. So far neither of the Sullivan girls have been recovered.


Newstead Echo - 26 June 1918
"Operations on the creek to recover the bodies (after the sad fatality of Tuesday) could not be resumed on Wednesday last to any great extent, owing to the creek being in heavy flood, an inch and a half of rain being recorded locally.

Early on Thursday the body of Mr Judson was recovered near the Railway bridge on the down stream side, very close to where the gig and pony came to a standstill.

From early until late, willing helpers arrived, trusting the results of their efforts would relieve the tension on everybody's mind. Residents of the district from miles around came, and all the menfolk of Newstead suspended their various vocations and went out in a body.

In mid afternoon at Lancaster's bridge the body of Master Bill Judson was brought to the surface. By this time over 100 people were in active search, and the boat from Castlemaine arrived and was of great assistance in the making of a more systematic overhaul of the creek, but to no avail, and Friday and Saturday the result was the same.

The body of the eldest girl (Sullivan) was recovered on Sunday in about 12 feet of water on the opposite side of Lancaster's bridge to where the boy was found. The buggy rug was also recovered from the same spot and the cushion to which the little boy Judson who was saved, clung, was discovered a little lower down the creek and not far distant, the horses halter was brought to the surface.

Very great sympathy is expressed for the bereaved widow as well as Mrs Judson Senr, of Smeaton, and Mr and Mrs Sullivan in the great loss sustained.

A large number of willing workers in co-operation with the police, are still searching, and as the three others were discovered in the creek, also the cushion etc., it is now considered that the other little girls body has not reached the Loddon.

LATE: Just as we are going to press, news has reached us that the body of the other little girl Sullivan was found in the blind creek which runs to the left of the main stream beyond the Railway bridge."

Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Wednesday 26 June 1918 Page 2
JOYCES CREEK TRAGEDY.
ANOTHER BODY RECOVERED.
On Saturday at. midday the body of the eldest daughter if Mr. John Sullivan was found about 300 yards from the spot where the body of young Judson was brought to the surface. A person who viewed the body states that its appearance was altogether different from that usually associated with the condition of the drowned. The girl appeared as if she had just fallen asleep, and there was no discolorations of the body, with the exception of slight bruises on the legs. The body
was discovered by Mr. Dave Smith.

At 4 o'clock the gig cushion was found about half a mile down the creek. On Monday a big party of men from Maldon assisted in the work of searching the stream for the remaining body, and yesterday two car loads from Smeaton also joined in the search.

THE FUNERAL
The funeral of the late -Mr. Judson and his son took place on Saturday afternoon, the bodies being conveyed to the Mount Prospect cemetery by motor.

Three motors followed the remains from Joyce's Creek. and at Smeaton they were joined by a number of others from all parts of the district. Over 500 people gathered in the vicinity of the grave, and the scene was most impressive. The coffin-bearers and pall -bearers in the burial of Mr. Judson were as follow :-.Messrs. R. Richardson, W.Jayes, W. Fletcher, Watkins, R. Tankard. .T. Fletcher. E. Boyd. J.Quine. T. Parkyn, A. Greeves. T. Archibald. E. Andrews, J. Pedrotti. G. May,M. Prendergast. W. Whatmore. I. Gates, W. Anderson, T. Redmond. A. Stewart, A. Ross, A. Annand, F. Butler, A. McKay. and T. Strahan.

The pall bearers in connection with the boy Judson were Messrs. J.- Jaye, R. Judson. Rex. Judson . F. Judson (cousins of deceased) . W. Robinson, and J Richardson.

FOURTH- VICTIM FOUND.
Later.-A- message received from Newstead - yesterday states that the body of the other girl was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from the railway bridge.

The funeral of the two girls will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Melbourne Argus 26 Jun 1918 page 5
CASUALTIES AND FATALITIES.
JOYCE'S CREEK DROWNINGS.
Yesterday afternoon the body of the girl Sullivan, one of the four victims of the recent drowning tragedy at Joyce's Creek, near Newstead, was recovered. It was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from where the body of the boy Judson was discovered.

The Melbourne Age 26 Jun 1918 page 8
FATALITIES AND ACCIDENTS.F
Joyce's Creek Fatality.
NEWSTEAD. - The body of the second daughter of Mr J. Sullivan- the fourth victim of the drowning fatality in Joyce's Creek on 18th inst.-was recovered in a blind creek which runs off the main stream on Tuesday afternoon, just beyond the railway bridge, and about half a mile from the scene of the accident.

Castlemaine Mail (Vic. : 1917 - 1918) Thursday 27 June 1918 Page 3
JOYCE'S GREEK TRAGEDY
FUNERAL OF THE GIRLS.
INQUEST TOMORROW
The funeral of the two girls. Sullivan, took place yesterday afternoon.
Their remains were followed by a large number of sympathisers, over 50 vehicles being in the cortege from Joyce's Creek to the Sandon Cemetery, where the interment took place.
The finding of the little girl on Tuesday in the blind creek was unlooked for as Mr E. J. Mitchell and Mr.D. Sullivan, after searching the main creek, proceeded to The mouth of the blind creek, and had only applied the grappling rods a few minutes when they brought to the surface a piece of dress material. They again applied the rods, and were successful in raising the body. The depth of the water was only two feet.
The inquest opens on Friday.


Newstead Echo - 3 July 1918
"The funeral of the two little girls Sullivan took place on Wednesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Sandon Cemetery.

Over 50 vehicles conveying more than 100 sympathisers, comprised the procession from Joyces Creek Hall to the cemetery, and very great sympathy was expressed for the bereaved parents.

The coffin bearers at the cemetery were, Messrs E Butler, R Cassidy, J Caulfield, J Butler, T Sullivan, J O'Connor, W Crowhurst and R Cox.

Father Murphy officiated at the grave."

Newstead Echo - 3 July 1918
"JOYCES CREEK TRAGEDY MAJESTERIAL INQUIRY VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Mr Coutts JP conducted an inquiry in the Joyce's Creek Public Hall Friday afternoon, into the circumstances attending the drowning fatality at Joyces Creek.

Claude Watts, a schoolboy, said on the 18th inst. he was near the footbridge when Mr Judson came along, with him were his 2 sons and the two Sullivan girls. The horse became restive about the middle of the crossing. He heard Mr Judson call out "help!". He tried to turn the horse round, but failed, and the horse, gig, and occupants, went down stream. The horse then tried to get up the bank but the gig capsized. Witness went a little distance away and called for help, and Willie McDonald came.

Mr J Caulfield, State School teacher, said on hearing screams in the direction of the creek he ran down, and asked one of the boys present who was in the water, and was told that, Mr Judson, his son, and the two Sullivan girls had been capsized into the creek, the gig having been overturned. Witness saw the youngest boy Judson in the water about 50 yards downstream. He saw the horse and gig in the stream behind the boy he was following. Mr McDonald crossed over the other side of the creek, and caught the boy as he was floating down.

William Crowhurst, a railway employee, said he assisted in the search for the bodies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He found the body of Mr Judson on Thursday at 6.50am. It was lying face downwards on a bed of silt.

James Nokes, said he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of the boy Judson at Lancaster's bridge on the 20th inst.

Harold McLeay, of Moolort, assisted in the search, and recovered the body of Ethel Sullivan, a short distance from the Railway bridge on the 25th inst. [Mary's body was recovered on the 23rd but this is not mentioned in the article nor is the name of the person who found her body]

Constable Ellis said at about nine o'clock am on the 18th inst. He was informed of the fatality and proceeded to the spot. The creek near the school is crossed by a very much exposed and dangerous crossing. A footbridge is built across the stream on the side of the road in such a way that little protection is offered. The bridge itself is not safe for children to cross. It appears that when half way across the stream, the horse became frightened. At the side of the road downstream, there is a deep hole, and no fence to protect any persons crossing. The horse, when it turned to go back, fell into the hole, and the gig and occupants were thrown into the water. He considered the occurrence was purely an accident.

Henry McDonald said he saw Mr Judson driving through Joyces Creek, and spoke to him before the accident. Shortly afterwards, he heard screams, and ran down and crossed the footbridge. He could then only see the horses head some distance downstream. He ran past the gig and horse and then saw Mr Judson in the water but he immediately disappeared. Witness continued running towards the Railway bridge, and saw two children in the water, one in the middle of the stream and the other on the opposite side. A little further on Mr Caulfield joined him, and they threw a log into the water in the hope of someone might catch hold of it. He then left Mr Caulfield, and ran across the railway bridge to get near to the children. He was then able to rescue Thomas Judson.

A verdict was returned that the deceased persons came to their death on the 18th June from drowning and the occurrence was purely accidental."

FOURTH- VICTIM FOUND.
Later.-A- message received from Newstead - yesterday states that the body of the other girl was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from the railway bridge.

The funeral of the two girls will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Creswick Advertiser - 5 July 1918 page 3
JOYCE'S CREEK TRAGEDY.
MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY.
Mr Coutts, J.P., conducted an inquiry in the Joyce's Creek public hall last Friday afternoon, into the circumstances attending the drowning fatality at Joyce's Creek, whereby Mr H. Judson, one of his sons, and two daughters of Mr and Mrs J. Sullivan lost their lives, and another son of Mr and Mrs Judson's-had a very narrow escape.

Claude Walts, a schoolboy, said on the 18th ult. he was near the foot bridge when Mr Judson came along; with him were his two sons, and the two Sullivan girls. The horse became restive about the middle of the crossing. He heard Mr Judson call out "Help!" He tried to turn the horse round, but failed, and the horse, gig, and occupants went down stream. The horse then tried to get up the bank, but the gig capsized. Witness went a little distance away, and called for help, and Willie McDonald came.

J. Caulfield, State school teacher, said on hearing screams in the direction of the creek, he ran down, and asked one of the boys present who was in the water, and was told that Mr Judson, his son, and the two Sullivan girls had been capsized into the creek, the gig having been overturned
Witness saw the youngest boy Judson in the water about 50 yards down stream. He saw the horse and gig in the stream behind the boy he was following. Mr McDonald crossed over the other side of the creek, and caught the boy as he was floating down.

William Crowhurst, a railway employee, said he assisted in the search for the bodies on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday. He found the body of Mr Judson on Thursday at 6.50 a.m. It was lying face downwards on a bed of silt.

James Nokes, said he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of the boy Judson at Lancaster's bridge on 20th ult.

Harold McLay, of Moolort, stated he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of Ethel Sullivan, a short distance from the railway bridge on 25th inst. [Although it is not mentioned in this article, my research shows that Mary's body was found on the 23rd of June]

picture Maureen SULLIVAN [3712]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel SULLIVAN [931] (1904-1970) 
         Mother: Nellie Sophia MULLER [3709] (Cir 1918-1989) 

Spouses and Children
1. *William BEXTREAM [3725]
       Children:
                1. Karen BEXTREAM [3726]
                2. Steven BEXTREAM [3727]


picture
Mavis Margeurite SULLIVAN [1160]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Dec 1916 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand 7298
    Christening: 
          Death: 1999 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Frederick SULLIVAN [821] (1882-1934) 72 
         Mother: Jessie HICKSON [1155] (1883-1972) 3459 

Spouses and Children
1. *Bernard Charles PUSSELL [2065] (1914 - 10 Jun 1988)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Dennis Selwyn PUSSELL  63 [2068] (Abt 1942-1980)
                2. Jennifer Anne PUSSELL [2066]
                3. Neil Bernard PUSSELL [2069]
                4. Patrick John PUSSELL [2070]
                5. Lynda Mary PUSSELL [2067]

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