Harrie Underwood "Horrie" PEVERILL

Male 1882 - 1938  (56 years)


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  • Name Harrie Underwood "Horrie" PEVERILL 
    Nickname Horrie 
    Born 1882  Charlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1938  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Tuesday 16 August 1938, page 1

      Deaths
      PEVERILL-On the 15th August, 1938, at a private hospital, Launceston, Harrie Underwood (Horrie), dearly beloved husband of Mollie Peverill, "Plaza Ville," Gravelly Beach, third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Peverill, Brunswick, Victoria, Aged 55 years.
    Obituary 16 Aug 1938  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Examiner 

    • Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Tuesday 16 August 1938, page 6

      Obituary MR. H. PEVERILL'S CAREER
      Connection With Film Industry
      One of the best-known personalities in the motion picture business in Tasmania. Mr. Harrie Underwood Peverill, died in a private hospital in Launceston yesterday after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Peverill, who was 55 years of age, was general manager of Tasmanian Amusements Pty. Ltd., controlling the Plaza Theatre, Launceston, and the Avalon Theatre, Hobart.
      Mr. Peverill has been associated with picture theatres in Tasmania for almost 20 years. He came to Launceston as manager of the Majestic Theatre, and had charge of that theatre until the Plaza, in which he was one of the principal share-holders was opened.
      The third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Peverill, of Brunswick (Vic.), Mr. Peverill was born and educated in Victoria. He began his business career as a draper's assistant, but, disliking the life, ran away to sea. He was aboard a ship that lost its propeller in the Indian Ocean and was missing for 150 days before it was sighted by another vessel on the run between Fremantle and the Cape. After some years in South Africa and India, Mr. Peverill returned to Australia and became engaged in film distribution work, being employed by the Paramount Company in Sydney. Later he joined Haymarket Theatres, and after periods in Sydney and Melbourne came to Tasmania as manager of the Majestic Theatre.
      When he left that theatre he had to take over much of the detailed work involved in the re-building of the old Academy into the Plaza Theatre.
      A few years ago Mr. Peverill made his home at "Plazaville," Gravelly Beach, and from that time he interested himself in public activities there, taking a prominent part in moves to improve the town as a holiday resort.
      Mr. Peverill leaves a widow, Mrs. Mollie Peverill, a daughter of Captain Chatfield, who piloted the yacht Ophir in which King George and Queen Mary, as the Duke and Duchess of York, made their visit to Australia. Mr. Peverill was one of a family of eleven. Two brothers, one of whom was Sergeant J. Peverill, of the Melbourne motor cycle police, are dead, but he is survived by four brothers and four sisters. A brother, Mr. P. Peverill, of Brunswick, and a nephew, Mr. P. Kennedy, of South Yarra, flew from Melbourne yesterday.
      The funeral will leave Mr. C. T Finney's parlour, Brisbane-street, at 2 p.m. today.
      Manager's TributeA warm tribute to Mr. Peverill's outstanding ability as a showman was paid yesterday by Mr. J. Wilson, manager of the Majestic Theatre, who expressed the regret of Launceston theatrical interests at his death. Mr. Peverill had had years of experience in the motion picture industry, Mr. Wilson said. When he (Mr. Wilson) first came to Launceston he was shown many kindnesses by Mr. Peverill, which he deeply appreciated. As a result he had found himself at home in Launceston much sooner than he would have otherwise. "His bright and cheery personality will be missed in Launceston picture circles," said Mr. Wilson. "Our sympathy goes out to Mrs. Peverill and the relatives."
    Buried 16 Aug 1938  Carr Villa Memorial Park, 36 Nunamina Ave, Kings Meadows, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I10306  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Family Emily Sadie "Molly" CHATFIELD,   b. Abt 1888,   bur. 23 Apr 1964, Carr Villa Memorial Park, 36 Nunamina Ave, Kings Meadows, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F6280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1882/14767.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'Family Notices', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 16 August, p. 1. (DAILY.), viewed 22 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52221059.

    3. [S894] Carr Villa Memorial Park burial records, (http://www.launceston.tas.gov.au), entry for Harrie UNDERWOOD, Age 55, Death Date 15/8/1938, Service Date 16/8/1938, Area Mon, Location B11, Number 38.00, Site EAST SIDE.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'Obituary MR. H. PEVERILL'S CAREER', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 16 August, p. 6. (DAILY.), viewed 22 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52221174.