Enoch Henry "Henry" WALKLATE

Enoch Henry "Henry" WALKLATE

Male 1858 - 1939  (81 years)

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  • Name Enoch Henry "Henry" WALKLATE 
    Nickname Henry 
    Born 15 Aug 1858  Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Born Sunday 15 Aug 1858 at 20 mins past 2 pm at Harmsworth Street, Collingwood.
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Sep 1939  Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • WALKLATE-On the 29th September, 1939, at his residence, 59 Sutherland street, West Brunswick, Enoch Henry, beloved husband of Lucy Martha, loving father of Eric, Spencer, Horace, Gordon, Myria (Mrs. Ling), Eunice (Mrs. Hill), Geoffrey, and Dulcie (Mrs. French), loving grandfather of Eric, Mavis, Spencer, Garfield, Joan, Vonda, Geoffrey, and Muriel. After long suffering sweet rest.
    Funeral Service 30 Sep 1939  Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Saturday 30 September 1939, page 14

      FUNERAL NOTICES.
      WALKLATE. - The Friends of the late Mr. ENOCH HENRY WALKLATE are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave his residence, 50 Sutherland-street, West Brunswick, THIS DAY (Saturday), September 30, at 3.30 p.m., for the Fawkner Cemetery. Private funeral. JOSEPH ALLISON PTY. LTD., Funeral Directors, 788 Sydney-road, North Brunswick, Phone FW4126 (2 lines).
    Buried 30 Sep 1939  Fawkner, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park wishes to advise that the location of the buried remains of the late Enoch Henry Walklate aged 81 are located at Methodist Compartment E Grave 551.
    Notes 
    • MY GRANDFATHER WAS AN ARTIST Enoch Henry WALKLATE (1858 - 1939)

      By Muriel Lambourne (nee Walklate)


      Although born in Collingwood, Victoria and dying in Brunswick, Victoria, my grandfather Henry (his preferred name), spent most of his life in Tasmania: early boyhood in Hobart, and most of the later years in the Trevallyn areas of Launceston, near the Cataract Gorge and Ritchies Mill. Those readers privileged to be familiar with the outstanding beauty there, will not be surprised that he found much inspiration for his painting in this area and in the busy shipping route down the Tamar River to its mouth at Georgetown with its famous lighthouse.

      His artistic flair surfaced early, as he writes in his memoirs "When 10 years old I drew the rooster in black ink with a red comb. The Dad was so taken with it, that at Xmas he gave me a 28/6 box of Waterman's water colour paints."

      Henry's teachers included Joshua Higgs, Gladstone Eyre (who wanted to teach him portrait painting, but for some reason he did not accept the offer and was later sorry) and Captain Forrest. I refer to his memoirs again "I paid for 6 months, Joshua Higgs, 2/6 every Saturday to watch him paint then Gladstone Eyre taught me for 5/- per hour in two hour sessions every two weeks for two years. I admired Forrest's work painted in his style in oils sold dozens of my paintings to Bernards in Collins Street, Melbourne and some were bought in the 1920s by my employers, the Berry Brothers, tea merchants." Henry sold paintings and illuminated address cards to supplement his accountant's income to support his family.

      He was a member of the Tasmanian and Victorian Artists Society. My Dad, the late Roy Walklate (born 1899 in Trevallyn) remembered going with his father on his painting excursions in the early 1900s.

      The Launceston Colonial Exhibition of 1991 at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery had one of his paintings "The Gorge Bridge", held in their collection, restored for display (see copy Launceston Examiner.)  The exhibition was partly held to coincide with the Sixth Australasian Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry to which we were delegates. Dianne Dunbar, the Fine Arts Curator had been eager to hear from me about Henry Walklate's biographical details, and she kindly showed us another of Henry's paintings the "SS Rotomahana" which was next in line for restorations.

      Of added interest is the fact that a cousin, another Henry Walklate born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire in 1854 was a flower painter for "The Potteries" in 1871, the Walklates being associated with the Staffordshire Potteries at least as far back as the early 18th century in Longton (Lane End) one of the five Stoke-on-Trent pottery towns. (Refer "Journal of Ceramic History, 1700-1865 " by Rodney Hampson - Vol.14 Item 257 Walklate)

      I am sure there are many examples of my grandfather's paintings hanging in numerous homes throughout Australia, many being held by relatives and friends of the family in Victoria and Tasmania, of which my father's family are proud to possess sixteen.
    Person ID I926  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Father John Woolf WALKLATE,   b. 09 Sep 1818, Piccadilly, Shelton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1893, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ann Dorothy GANGELL,   b. 13 Jan 1829, Hammersmith, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1920, Alphington, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 05 Nov 1849  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Martha ATKINS,   b. 08 May 1862, Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1945, Melbourne East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 08 Jul 1885  Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Marriages
      WALKLAKE-ATKINS. - On 8th July, at the Wesleyan Church, Evandale, by the Rev. H. Saloway, Enoch Henri, second son of J. W. Walklate, late of Launceston, to Lucy M., youngest daughter of Joseph Atkins, Evandale. [6]
    Children 
     1. Eric Garfield WALKLATE,   b. 27 Apr 1886, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1975, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Spencer Henry John William WALKLATE,   b. 07 Jun 1887, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1954, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Horace WALKLATE,   b. 04 Dec 1888, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, Macleod, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Gordon Egbert WALKLATE,   b. 18 Dec 1890, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1945, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Myra Lucy WALKLATE,   b. 22 Jan 1893, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1980, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Eunice Alice WALKLATE,   b. 02 Oct 1895, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1978, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Jeffrey Roy "Roy" WALKLATE,   b. 15 Oct 1899, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1987, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Dulcie Clare WALKLATE,   b. 1901, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1983, Coburg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1858 - Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Jul 1885 - Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1939 - Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - 30 Sep 1939 - Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Sep 1939 - Fawkner, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    WALKLATE, Enoch Henry
    WALKLATE, Enoch Henry
    Picture from the Launceston Family Album
    http://www.launcestonfamilyalbum.org.au
    Portrait taken for passport to attend the Tasmanian International Exhibition of 1891-1892

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1858/9608.

    2. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1939/9757.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1939 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 30 September, p. 4, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11242258.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1939 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 30 September, p. 14. , viewed 09 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206336633.

    5. [S82] Fawkner Cemetery Records [database on-line], (http://www.fcmp.com.au/deceasedsearch.asp).

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1885 'Family Notices.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 14 July, p. 1, viewed 12 February, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38302176.

    7. [S35] Tasmania Pioneer Index 1803-1899, 658/1885.