Mavis Lucy Hope WALKLATE

Female 1916 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Mavis Lucy Hope WALKLATE 
    Born 5 Jun 1916  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Education 1921  Wardell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wardell Public School 
    FamilySearch ID LH3H-KKL 
    FamilySearch link https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LH3H-KKL 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1025  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 

    Father Spencer Henry John William WALKLATE,   b. 7 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) 
    Mother May Hope ASHTON,   b. Abt 1894,   d. 9 Feb 1955, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1914  Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Charles MARR,   b. 13 Feb 1904, Harwood Island, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1971, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1934  St. Michael's Church, Deepwater, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954), Thursday 4 October 1934, page 2

      Weddings

      MARR -- WALK LATE.

      A wedding of much interest was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Deepwater, on the evening of the 25th August, Rev. Father Hogan officiating, when Mavis, only daughter of Sergt. and Mrs. Walklate, of Deepwater, was married to John Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marr, of Tweed River.
      The bride looked charming in a gown of white silk angel skin lace, cut on classical lines, and wore the customary wreath and cut tulle veil, and carried a sheaf of arum lilies. She was given away by her father. Miss Thelma Saillard, of Manly, attended the bride as bridesmaid, and was attired in pink mariette, and carried a sheaf of pink camelias and sweet peas. Mr. Charles Naylor acted as best man.
      After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, where the usual toasts were honored. The bride's mother received the guests wearing a becoming frock of black mariette and lace, and carrying a bouquet of violets. Mrs. Walklate was assisted by Mrs. Charles Naylor, who wore black satin, with a velvet coat.
      The bouquets were the gilts of the bride's grandmother.
      The three-tier wedding cake, which was greatly admired, was made and given by Mrs. Naylor, of Bolivia Station, a friend of the bride.
      Mr. and Mrs. Marr later left for a motor tour of Brisbane and the Northern Rivers. The bride travelled in a dress of nigger brown wind-swept boucele with hat and shoes to match.
      Mr. and Mrs. Marr's future home I will be at Tingha, to which centre Mr. Marr has been transferred.

      1934 'Weddings', Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954), 4 October, p. 2. , viewed 16 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183577625 [4]
    Constructive desertion 2 Mar 1948  Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Friday 5 March 1948, page 4

      MATRIMONIAL CAUSES JURISDICTION.

      PORT MACQUARIE, MARCH 2, 1948

      Before His Honour, Judge Storkey, V.C.
      Marr v. Marr
      Mr. F. M. Donovan, of Sheridan & Donovan appeared for the petitioner; there was no appearance of respondent.

      Case of constructive desertion.
      Mavis Lucy Hope Marr, sworn, deposed: I am the wife of John Charles Marr, and was married on 25/8/1934, at Deepwater. There are three children, John C., born 3/7/35, Richard B., born on 16/5/37, and Spencer G., born on 15/10/39. As far as I know my husband is still alive. He was a constable of police at Deepwater; then we moved to Tingha. At Tingha there was trouble with a woman named Mrs. McCall; my husband denying the affair. We transferred to Bundara, where Mrs. McCall also removed. There, I discovered Else Jurd and my husband having an intimate affair. I came home to my people, bringing the children with me. I wrote and told my husband I knew of his misconduct; he came to see me and I eventually went back home with him. We later moved to Armidale, where he had an affair with a Kathleen Davis. He resigned from the police force. There was a department enquiry about Mrs. McCall after his move from Bundara. He was in trouble officially as well as over women. The home had to be sold up to pay the debts. We went to Tumbulgum, where he worked on his father's farm; I lived in a flat at Tweed Heads. We later lived at Crabbe's Creek, and I lived in Murwillumbah for a time. My husband refused to pay rent and household bills; I had to get financial assistance from my father. I finally left my husband. After I was home some time I took maintenance proceedings; he joined the R.A.A.F. and has been paying allotments.
      Spencer Henry John William Walklate gave evidence of his daughter having lived apart from her husband since February, 1942.
      His Honour said he had no hesitation in finding both matters proved; it was a wonder to him the petitioner had been able to put up with her husband as long as she did. Both questions answered in the affirmative.

      Note: Constructive desertion occurs when the deserted spouse leaves due to unbearable conditions at home caused by the other spouse.
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles Robert BIGNELL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Nov 1948  Methodist Church, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), Friday 26 November 1948, page 5


      The marriage took place at the Methodist Church, Ballina, on Saturday evening, 20th November at 8 p.m., of Mavis Lucy Hope Marr (nee Walklate) and Capt. Charles R. Bignell. The reception was held at the Commercial Hotel, Ballina. The bride looked very charming in blue satin Romaine, and carried a bouquet and corsage of roses, carnations, frangipanni, forget-me-nots and maiden Hair Fern. She was given away by her father (Sgt. Walklate, retired), and attended by A. Sutton, Sydney, and E. S. Hart, Ballina. The happy couple are honeymooning on the northern rivers and will make their future home at Port Macquarie. [7]
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Thomas DURKIN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1958 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F1109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1916 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Wardell Public School - 1921 - Wardell, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Aug 1934 - St. Michael's Church, Deepwater, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConstructive desertion - 2 Mar 1948 - Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] NSW Federation 1889-1918 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW August 1993), 1916/21637.

    2. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 21637/1916.

    3. [S177] Ballina & Richmond River Genweb, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswballi/schools/wardell_enrolments.htm), Wardell School Enrolments 1921.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1934 'Weddings', Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954), 4 October, p. 2. , viewed 16 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183577625.

    5. [S30] NSW Between the wars 1919-1945 Deaths & Marriages, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages NSW), 1934/12269.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'MATRIMONIAL CAUSES JURISDICTION.', The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), 5 March, p. 4. , viewed 16 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112558021.

    7. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1948 'PERSONAL PARS', The Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate (NSW : 1882 - 1950), 26 November, p. 5. , viewed 16 Jul 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112559510.