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George Ralph  Tatham

George Ralph Tatham

Male 1911 - 1990  (78 years)


  • Name George Ralph Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Ralph" 
    Birth 23 Jun 1911  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    • 22 Jun per JH
    Residence 23 Jun 1911 -  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6
    George, Percy & Jessica Tatham
    George, Percy & Jessica Tatham
    Studio portrait, abt 1915-1916
    Education abt 1924 - 1929  Melbourne Grammar School, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Occupation - 1942  King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location ; Grazier  [2
    Military Service Feb 1942 - Oct 1944  New Guinea Find all individuals with events at this location ; Driver, Australian Army Service Corps  [2
    • Mostly in Wau-Bulolo area. Spare time activities included fossicking for gold at Bulolo (where there was a mine with dredge), melting it down with pennies and making rings for wives and sisters.
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    War Service Record
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    War service as driver in New Guinea (1/3)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    War service as driver in New Guinea (2/3)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    War service as driver in New Guinea (3/3)
    Occupation abt 1945 - 1980  Farmer  [1, 6
    Residence abt 1945 - 1980  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6
    Marriage 1957  Flinders Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Margaret Matilde Robinson,   b. est 1916, Flinders Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 05 May 1990  Currie, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Burial   Currie Cemetery, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Person ID I1704  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 08 Nov 2012 

    Father Stanley George Tatham,   b. 12 Sep 1881, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1964, Ballarat, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Payze,   b. 12 Sep 1882, Whitchurch-on-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1957, Elsternwick, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 10 Mar 1908  Holy Trinity, Henley Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 7
    • Stanley George Tatham and Mary Payze were married in Holy Trinity, Henley. They boarded S.S. "Runic" the next day, taking with them provisions for the trip and cooking their meals on board ship. The trip lasted 6 weeks. [3]
    • Passengers on White Star "Runic" dep Liverpool 12 Mar 1908: 3rd class, dest Melbourne: Mr Stanley G Tatham, 26, baker; Mrs Tatham, 25.
    • Married in Tasmania per Curtis.
    Notes 
    • Stanley's mother had received word from Australia that he was courting a 'milk maid' on King Island. She did not approve and summoned him back home.
    Photos
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    view from W
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    showing sheds & cattle
    Stanley George Tatham & family
    Stanley George Tatham & family
    with wife Mary Payze (1882-1957) and son Percy Alfred Tatham (1909-1987)
    Mary Tatham née Payze & children
    Mary Tatham née Payze & children
    abt 1919 in Harpsden garden area
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1954
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1954
    This 1954 photo from the east shows a modest dwelling which was added on to over the years – verandah on North and East sides and extra bedrooms and school room.
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    from north-east. The 2006 photos show new cladding and aluminium windows, and the old palm tree, some remaining pines, and “Cabbage tree” still growing, but the garden gone; the house then rented out by its new owner, and feeling its age.
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    from north - much changed from its earlier appearance
    Family ID F0170  Family Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Matilde Robinson,   b. est 1916, Flinders Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Marriage 1957  Flinders Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Last Modified 07 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1226  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Jun 1911 - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Jun 1911 - - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1924 - 1929 - Melbourne Grammar School, VIC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grazier - - 1942 - King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Driver, Australian Army Service Corps - Feb 1942 - Oct 1944 - New Guinea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1945 - 1980 - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 1957 - Flinders Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1957 - Flinders Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 05 May 1990 - Currie, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Currie Cemetery, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Percy, George & Jessica Tatham on swing
    Percy, George & Jessica Tatham on swing
    abt 1919 in Harpsden garden area.
    with their mother Mary Payze.
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)
    George Ralph Tatham (1911-1990)

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Electoral Registers, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954.

    2. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Service Record, Australian Army.
      NAA ref: B883, VX76716

    3. [S03] Family Members, SDT.

    4. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    5. [S03] Family Members, JH.

    6. [S03] Family Members, MAA.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Henley, 1Q1908.