Sir Albert Julius SAKRZEWSKI

Sir Albert Julius SAKRZEWSKI

Male 1905 - 1991  (85 years)

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  • Name Albert Julius SAKRZEWSKI  [1
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 12 Nov 1905  Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Sport 1932  [1
    Billiards 

    • Mr. Albert Sakrzewski, the Australian billiards champion is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto T. Sakrzewski, who were formerly residents of Lowood. Mr. Sakrzewski was educated at the Lowood State School, and when quite a lad was very fond of a game of billiards, our Lowood correspondent writes.
    Sport 21 Aug 1935  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Billiards 

    • SAKRZEWSKI's RECORD BREAK
      BRISBANE. August 21.
      A. Sakrzewski to-night regained the State record for a billiards break, in the match for the State title against P. Blight, by compiling 176. The final scores were Sakrzewski 1200, Blight 503.
    Died 6 Jul 1991  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Sir Albert Sakzewski, 1905-1991
      Sir Albert Sakzewski was a fourth generation Australian of Prussian descent. Born in Lowood, he trained as an accountant. He began his practice in Brisbane in 1929 and then practised as a Chartered Accountant until his retirement from active involvement in 1976, although he retained his membership until his death.

      He had two keen passions in life; one was as a player of billiards and snooker, which led to him becoming Australian Amateur Billiard Champion in 1932. He elected not to go to London to compete in the Empire championships due to the time away from his fledgling practice during the Great Depression; however, he was Queensland Amateur Billiards Champion six times and Queensland Snooker Champion eight times.

      His other great interest was horse racing, which he developed after joining Tattersall's Club, where he was Honorary Treasurer from 1935 to 1953 and President from 1953 to 1956. In 1941 he became an owner, using the name "Anthony Dare". Over the years his horses, resplendent in his colours of dark green jacket and purple cap, had more than 100 wins. His racing interests made him a logical choice for the first chairmanship of the Queensland TAB (Totalisator Administration Board) in 1962, and he held the position for 19 years.

      Albert Sakzewski was knighted in the 1973 New Year's honours list "for his distinguished services to commerce, sport and charity, and his generous philanthropic activities". He was a generous giver in his lifetime, donating $10,000 to his old primary school in Lowood for a bursary in their centenary in 1981.

      http://philanthropywiki.org.au/index.php/Sir_Albert_Sakzewski_Foundation

      Sakzewski, Sir Albert (Bert) (1905 1991)
      Born     
      12 November 1905     
      Minden, Queensland, Australia
      Died     
      6 July 1991     
      Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
      Cause of Death     
      heart disease
      Cultural Heritage     
      Polish
      Religious Influence     
      Anglican
      Occupation*     
      billiards player (1921-1991) Queensland, Australia
      accountant (1929-1976) Queensland, Australia
      company director (1931-1976) Queensland, Australia
      horse racing identity (1941-1991) Queensland, Australia
      charity worker (1959-1974) Queensland, Australia
      horse racing administrator (1962-1981) Queensland, Australia
      benefactor (general) (1971-1991) Queensland, Australia

      * Dates are approximate

      http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sakzewski-sir-albert-bert-14902/text [3, 5]
    Person ID I8982  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2013 

    Father Otto Theodor SAKRZEWSKI,   b. 10 Sep 1881, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1954, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Anna Emilie Mathilde NEUENDORFF,   b. 9 May 1882, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1954, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1905  Zion Lutheran Church, 712 Tallegalla Rd, Minden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Nov 1905 - Minden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSport - Billiards - 21 Aug 1935 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 1991 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    SAKRZEWSKI, Sir Albert Julius

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1932 'PERSONAL.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 7 October, p. 6 Edition: DAILY., viewed 21 July, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113222118.

    2. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1906/ 008353.

    3. [S653] People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, (http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/), http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sakzewski-sir-albert-bert-14902/text, accessed 9 August 2013.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1935 'SAKRZEWSKI'S RECORD BREAK.', Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), 22 August, p. 11 Edition: DAILY., viewed 8 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117423100.

    5. [S654] Philanthropy Wiki, (http://philanthropywiki.org.au), Sir Albert Sakzewski Foundation.