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Lance Percival Aitken

M, #2451, b. 21 March 1933, d. 7 January 1988

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: 21 March 1933; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Never Married: Before 7 January 1988; Private
  • URL: 7 January 1988; Click here for more Information
  • Death: 7 January 1988; Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Burial: After 7 January 1988; Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; sec 8A lot 2 row 3

Clara Louisa Klein

F, #2452, b. 1912, d. 2004

Family: Charles Lindsay Bindon (b. 28 January 1908, d. before 2008)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Birth: 1912; Queensland, AustraliaG; to Maximilian Frederick Laurus Klein and Martha Jane Chestworth
  • Marriage: 6 February 1930; Charles Lindsay Bindon; Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Electoral Roll: 1949; Charles Lindsay Bindon; 18 Ryan Street, East Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; a shop assistant
  • Emigration: 23 July 1962; Charles Lindsay Bindon; Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaG; on the M.V. Port Phillip to Bluff New Zealand; W:Private
  • Electoral Roll: 1963; Charles Lindsay Bindon; 180 Stanmore Road, Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandG; a shop assistant; W:Private
  • Electoral Roll: 1969; Charles Lindsay Bindon; 408 Worcester Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandG; retired; W:Private
  • Electoral Roll: 1972; Charles Lindsay Bindon; 408 Worcester Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandG; retired; W:Private
  • Electoral Roll: 1978; Private; 13A Holmwood Road, Fendalton, Canterbury, New ZealandG; Clara home duties, Aileen a Road Clerk
  • Electoral Roll: 1981; Private; 1/256 Fitzgerald Avenue, Christchurch, Canterbury, New ZealandG; Clara housewife, Aileen a Road Clerk
  • Death: 2004; New ZealandG

Private

F, #2453, b. 1932

Parents

Biography

Samuel Maurice Ledlie

M, #2454, b. 2 December 1899, d. 24 March 1972

Family: Emma Bindon (b. 13 November 1910, d. 17 May 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: 2 December 1899; Normanton, Queensland, AustraliaG; to Samuel Ledlie and Kathleen Eileen Bell
  • Electoral Roll: 1925; Moolaba, Cairns, Queensland, AustraliaG; a labourer
  • Marriage: 14 November 1929; Emma Bindon; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Occupation: Before 1972; grocer
  • Death: 24 March 1972; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Burial: After 24 March 1972; Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; Plot 8A, Row 7, Grave 19, Headstone

Kevin Maurice Ledlie

M, #2455, b. 24 May 1930, d. 4 December 1986

Parents

Family: Kathleen Elizabeth Stephens (b. 26 January 1933, d. 18 May 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: 24 May 1930; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Marriage: 5 July 1954; Kathleen Elizabeth Stephens; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Occupation: Before 1986; Samuel Allen & Sons Store, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; manager
  • Death: 4 December 1986; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Burial: After 4 December 1986; Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; Plot 17, Row 10, Grave 24, Headstone

Lionel Norman Ledlie

M, #2456, b. 17 May 1932, d. 9 February 2017

Parents

Family: Verna Ann Beutel (b. 30 July 1932, d. 2 September 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: 17 May 1932; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Marriage: 17 August 1957; Verna Ann Beutel; Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Marriage: 1988; Private
  • Occupation: About 2000; Chief Commissioner Industrial Affairs.
  • Death: 9 February 2017; Redlands Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG; LEDLIE, Lionel Norman Late of Victoria Point. Passed away peacefully, 9th February, 2017. Aged 84 Years Much loved by all his Family and Friends. Husband of Vivienne, Father of Bronwyn (and Don), Grant (and Kym), Grandfather and Great-grandfather. Previously married to Verna (dec'd). Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Lionel's Life, to be held at the Great Southern Memorial Park, 1794 Mt Cotton Road, Carbrook, on Thursday, 16th February, 2017, at 1.00 p. m. .Lionel requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Parkinsons Queensland, Childrens Hospital or a charity of choice.
    Funerals
    Published in The Courier-Mail on 13/02/20171
  • Obituary: 16 February 2017; Lionel Norman Ledlie was born in Innisfail North Queensland on 17 May 1932, the second of three sons to Sam and Emma Ledlie.
    Lionel attended the Innisfail East State School from 1937 to 1943 before progressing to the Innisfail State High School where he completed his Junior Certificate in 1947. This was during the War years when North Queensland was on alert for a possible attack and blackouts. Air raid drills and evacuation plans were in place. Slit trenches were built in the school playgrounds and students were given sugar bags to wear over their heads as a camouflage during air raid drills. Due to Innisfail’s heavy rainfall, the trenches were often waterlogged. Of course for children, some wartime events were quite exciting such as a B26 Martin Marauder Bomber making an emergency landing on a local airstrip. Occasionally a B25 Mitchell Bomber flew low over the Johnston River before lifting over the coastal range heading for the Garbutt airbase in Townsville.
    Rationing and certain food shortages were the norm at this time and most families knew the meaning of hardship. Lionel remembered his parents as loving and hard working. They grew their own vegetables, milked their own cow and the back yard chicken run provided both eggs and the usual Sunday dinner. They supplemented this fare by catching their own fish. If the children were disadvantaged in any way, they were never aware of it.

    Lionel’s father, Sam, volunteered with the fire brigade during the War. Lionel and his elder brother, Kevin, often joined Sam on exercises and drills.

    One childhood memory Lionel loved to share was about Donny the cassowary. Led by their older brother Kevin, the boys stole an egg from a cassowary’s nest and hot-footed it home, terrified the adult bird might be in hot pursuit. Their mother Emma insisted they take it back. Fearing they could be attacked by the adult bird, it was decided that Emma would wrap the egg and place it in a warm position under the stove. To everyone’s delight and amazement, Donny the cassowary was born. Lionel, his brothers and cousin Ronny Stoter, scrounged for wild berries to supplement the food scraps Emma saved from the table.

    The Ledlie family also had an aggressive rooster who would sometimes chase the boys around the back yard. After one call for help whilst trying to visit the outside loo, a now much larger Donny came to the rescue. Kicking his powerful legs, Donny somersaulted the Rooster down the back yard. Eventually Donny became too large and was relocated to Mt St John’s Zoo in Townsville.

    Sam worked for Nolan’s Limited, general merchants, as a factory hand, shop assistant and delivery driver. At one stage Sam and was virtually bed-ridden for months with sciatica. Lionel managed to get a job with a local merchant working five afternoons a week after school and on Saturday mornings which earned him 10 shillings a week, a useful contribution to the family budget.

    Of the three Ledlie boys, Lionel was the sporty one, his main love being bike riding. He acquired his first bike at the age of 10. He was a member of the Innisfail Cycle Club and entered many championship events in Innisfail and Cairns. Innisfail’s Evening Advocate of 31 October 1949 reports an event which occurred at Cairns: “... Kevin Thompson (Foot Runner) was defeated by inches by Lionel Ledlie (cyclist) over a distance of 75 yards. Thompson, a very fast runner, got away to a good start and was leading right to the line when Ledlie with an amazing sprint just beat Thompson on the finishing line.”

    Lionel married Verna Beutel in 1957 at Brisbane. Due to Lionel’s work they lived in Longreach until relocating to Brisbane where soon after Lionel joined the Chamber of Manufactures. Lionel and Verna resided most of their married life at Chermside West in Brisbane where their two children, Bronwyn born in 1964 and Grant born in 1965, were reared.

    Lionel’s love of sport continued over the years. He was a great supporter of the Grange-Thistle Soccer Club where his son Grant played. As was his nature, he highly involved himself in working bees and helping co-ordinate visiting soccer teams from New Zealand and the Solomon Islands. He organised teams to visit these regions and travelled with them as Manager on a couple of occasions.
    Lionel had a long and distinguished career during which he made a significant impact on Society. It started as he finished school when unemployment was virtually non-existent. He applied for employment with the Railways Department, the Commonwealth Bank and the State Public Service. These were the only jobs he ever applied for in his working life. All three offered him positions and he chose the Queensland Public Service where he managed to get a job in his home town of Innisfail as a member of a new department administering industrial relations. He was later transferred to Brisbane and, at the young age of 19, he became an industrial inspector ensuring relevant industrial awards and acts were observed. Not long after, Lionel was stationed at Longreach where he spent 5 years administering a district almost one-quarter of the area of Queensland. He enjoyed this work as it involved travelling through open countryside visiting every cattle and sheep property and business venture in the district. He even managed to play on every golf course in the area and fished in most of the waterholes. It was at the Longreach golf club where Lionel claimed the dubious title of the Champion Bacon and Egg Pie Eater.

    Lionel’s mode of transport between station properties was in a 2-wheel drive Holden utility and later a 4-wheel drive Dodge. Most roads were badly formed and often little more than tracks. When it rained on the black soil plains, travel was virtually impossible. Many times Lionel and his colleague were stranded on the side of the road, not able to make it to the nearest property. They always carried camping gear and basic food items, often setting up camp on the side of a dirt road.

    On his 21st birthday he stopped at the Birdsville Hotel en route to one of the outlying properties. He did not make it known, even to his work colleague that this day was a milestone in his life. He was young to hold such a responsible job and he was concerned knowledge of his age may undermine the confidence and respect he had gained from station managers and others with whom he came in contact. If only he knew how highly regarded he was. Many years later, Lionel returned to the Birdsville Hotel with Viv on one of their camping forays. They had dinner at the hotel and shared a long-belated 21st celebration over a bottle of red.
    Lionel progressed to become the chief industrial officer of the Queensland Chamber of Manufactures (now known as the Confederation of Industry). Whilst in that position, he undertook part-time study to complete an adult matriculation attending evening tutorial classes, followed by a further five years to complete a degree in Economics at the University of Queensland.

    In 1970 Lionel joined Castlemaine Perkins as its Personnel and Industrial Relations Manager. Lionel helped guide the brewery through significant challenges, including the 1974 Floods when the brewery was inundated with water…. And what became a ‘customary’ beer strike at Christmas as Unions sought to capitalise on consumer demands during the festive season. His final career position was as a member of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission from 1977 to 1993. Upon retirement he was Chief Industrial Commissioner of Queensland and held a dual appointment with the Commonwealth Industrial Relations Commission.
    One of Lionel’s great challenges during his time on the Commission was the well-publicised SEQEB dispute of 1985. This long-running dispute, which left many areas of the State without power for prolonged periods, involved a number of unions, employers, government staff and an out-spoken Queensland Premier. Lionel and his colleague Harry Peebles spent many hours consulting with the various parties in an endeavour to settle this dispute.
    He remembered this time as one which called upon his integrity and expertise in conciliation whilst under enormous pressure from Unions and Government as the dispute dragged on for months. This became a significant case in Queensland industrial relations history.

    Lionel has been known to comment that he’d had a charmed working life enjoying the interaction and challenges each position offered. Lionel was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1992 for his services to industrial relations.

    Lionel and Verna eventually divorced and Lionel married Vivienne Curran in 1988. Sadly, Verna passed away in 1999 at the age of 67.
    Lionel and Viv resided in the Redlands and in 2010 moved to Salford Waters Retirement Estate where Lionel involved himself in a number of village activities.

    One of Lionel’s great interests was education and in furthering this passion he had a long association with the Queensland University of Technology and its predecessors, going back to 1966 when he was a part-time lecturer in personnel management. He was a member of a committee which investigated the conversion of Kedron Park Teachers College to a College of Advanced Education and in 1974 was appointed a Council member of the new North Brisbane College of Advanced Education. Eventually it became QUT and Lionel remained a member of that Council until 1998, serving his last year as Deputy Chancellor. In 1999, Lionel was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for distinguished service to QUT.

    The Industrial Relations Society of Queensland sponsors the annual Lionel Ledlie Prize which is awarded to the Bachelor of Business student who achieves the best academic result in the Australian Industrial Relations unit. In May 1999 Lionel had the pleasure and honour of presenting this prize to his daughter Bronwyn.
    Lionel has left an enduring legacy in further education, both by example and his tireless work in education administration, laying the foundation for future generations.
    I was personally a recipient of his generosity in passing on Wisdom. As a young 25 year old, I was setting out on a career in Human Recourses.
    Bron and I were working together in the HR department at Bank of Queensland when she introduced me to Lionel. He took the time to invite me regularly to Industrial Relations events over the years that followed. This was almost a decade before Bron and I became a couple. He assisted my development enormously by including me in Senior HR Forums where State and Federal Ministers, Commissioners and other leaders of industry would discuss the issues of the day. When I was confronted with complex issues, Lionel was my friend and mentor, the first person I would turn to and he always answered the call. I can not put a measure on the influence he had on me and for that I am forever grateful.

    Other interests Lionel pursued were golf, travel, fishing, reading and greyhound racing. The Ledlie Greyhound Syndicate commenced in about 1975. The syndicate’s greyhounds were trained by John Reimer of Dayboro. Their most decorated greyhound was Winged Runner who was Greyhound of the Year in 2001.
    A Winged Runner Trophy night is a yearly event at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club.

    For more than 30 years Lionel joined his band of fishing mates on Fraser Island during the tailer season. Initially they camped on the beach and then progressed to the local caravan park. As age crept on, they advanced to a cabin until finally they decided this yearly event needed to take place closer to home, so fishing spots like Stradbroke Island and Jacobs Well were the go. Eventually Lionel and his great mate Arthur would spend a week or so at Bribie Island, spending more time reminiscing than fishing.
    Lionel was also an active member for over 20 years of the Fortitude Beef Steak and Burgundy Wine Club and had many friendships there. It is pleasing to see some members in the gathering here today.
    Lionel and Viv enjoyed many years of travel, both overseas and within Australia with their 4WD and camper trailer. They loved bush camping, fishing and gem fossicking. Viv was his best friend and constant life companion.
    Lionel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in late 2012 and Lewy Body Dementia some time later.
    Viv became his dedicated full time carer until early August last year when he suffered a minor stroke.
    This, combined with his other medical conditions, necessitated his transfer to a full time care facility.
    He moved to Moreton Shores Aged Care Facility at Thornlands five months ago until last week when his condition deteriorated. Lionel passed away peacefully with his close family by his side at Redlands hospital.

    When recently asked to describe his life, Lionel thought for a moment and replied, “I have had a charmed life, a few bad patches but overall, a charmed life.”

    The family would like to acknowledge the dedicated people who made a difference to Lionel’s life over past months at Moreton Shores and Redlands Hospital.

    Finally, the family would like to acknowledge each and every one of you who have touched Lionel’s life in your own special way. He would be overwhelmed at the love and support here today and from the many people who could not attend. He remains much loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
  • Burial: 16 February 2017; Great Southern Memorial Park, 1794 Mt Cotton Road, Carbrook, Queensland, AustraliaG

Citations

  1. [S2489] Vivienne Ledlie, email 11 Feb 2017 to email address

Rex Noel Ledlie

M, #2457, b. 5 May 1937, d. 4 November 2002

Parents

Family: Private (b. 1938)

Biography

  • Birth: 5 May 1937; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Marriage: 1962; Private
  • Occupation: Before 4 November 2002; Bank Manager
  • Death: 4 November 2002; Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG

Verna Ann Beutel

F, #2458, b. 30 July 1932, d. 2 September 1999

Family: Lionel Norman Ledlie (b. 17 May 1932, d. 9 February 2017)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Birth: 30 July 1932; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Occupation: Before 1957; clerk typist
  • Marriage: 17 August 1957; Lionel Norman Ledlie; Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Death: 2 September 1999; Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Burial: 7 September 1999; Pinnaroo Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaG; Portion 19A, Grave 296

Private

F, #2459, b. 1964

Parents

Biography

Private

M, #2460, b. 1965

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: 1965
  • Marriage: 1999; Private

Private

M, #2461, b. 1961

Biography

  • Birth: 1961
  • Marriage: 1986; Private

William Samuel Coales

M, #2462, b. 27 March 1839, d. 30 December 1926

Parents

Family: Lydia Elizabeth Miller (b. 3 October 1840, d. between January 1930 and March 1930)

Biography

Citations

  1. [S246] UK Census 1871, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK
  2. [S335] UK Census 1841, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK
  3. [S124] UK Census 1851, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK, Archive reference HO107 ~ Piece number 1563 ~ Folio 215 ~ Page 10 ~ Record set 1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census ~ Views 26 May 2016
  4. [S166] UK Census 1891, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK
  5. [S167] UK Census 1901, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK

Edith B Andrew

F, #2463, b. 8 April 1889, d. 1953

Parents

Family: George C Shute (b. 6 May 1889, d. before 1989)

Biography

Citations

  1. [S166] UK Census 1891, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK

Henry Andrew

M, #2464, b. 17 March 1862, d. 1922

Family: Caroline Bindon (b. 1864, d. 21 April 1939)

Biography

Citations

  1. [S167] UK Census 1901, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK
  2. [S123] UK Census 1881, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK, FHL Film 1341543 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2259 Folio 34 Page 26
  3. [S166] UK Census 1891, Census Type: National
    Census Place: UK

William Honour

M, #2465, b. 18 October 1744, d. 25 June 1797

Parents

Family: Mary Lacy (b. 1753, d. 3 December 1798)

Biography

  • Birth: 18 October 1744; Shillington, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
  • Marriage: 30 November 1769; Mary Lacy; Pirton, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
  • Death: 25 June 1797; Holwell, Bedfordshire, EnglandG; Date of death based on will (Margaret Lewis).

Mary Lacy

F, #2466, b. 1753, d. 3 December 1798

Parents

Family: William Honour (b. 18 October 1744, d. 25 June 1797)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Birth: 1753; Shillington, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
  • Christening: 5 January 1754; Shillington, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
  • Marriage: 30 November 1769; William Honour; Pirton, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
  • Death: 3 December 1798; Holwell, Bedfordshire, EnglandG
  • Burial: 6 December 1798; Tilehouse St Baptist Church, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG

Mary Gregory

F, #2467, b. 1717, d. after 1754

Parents

Family: William Honour (b. 14 March 1700/01, d. about 1753)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Christening: 19 January 1717; St Mary's, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
  • Birth: 1717; Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
  • Marriage: 28 October 1741/42; William Honour; Ippollitts, Hertfordshire, EnglandG
  • Death: After 1754; (England)G

Catherine Fletcher

F, #2468, b. 1834, d. between July 1888 and September 1888

Biography

  • Name:
  • Name:
  • Birth: 1834; Chester, Cheshire, EnglandG
  • Marriage: 25 March 1853; Alexander Hogg; St Peter, Plemstall, Cheshire, EnglandG
  • Census: 3 April 1881; 5 & 7 Upper Northgate St (Boys Boarding School), Chester, Cheshire, EnglandG; a housekeeper at a Boys Boarding School
  • Marriage: 22 May 1882; William Daniel Miller; Chester, Cheshire, EnglandG
  • Death: Between July 1888 and September 1888; Chester, Cheshire, EnglandG

Gordon James Anderson

M, #2469, b. 20 May 1932, d. before 2000

Family: Patricia Mary Wright (b. 31 January 1933, d. 28 October 2003)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Birth: 20 May 1932; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Occupation: After 1949; "The Federal Hotel", Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; licenced victualler1
  • Marriage: 23 January 1954; Patricia Mary Wright; Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; Wedding
    ANDERSON— WRIGHT

    Showery weather . conditions. could not mar the lovely cere-- mony solemnised at the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel Innisfail, at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday January 23 last, when Patricia Mary, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wright of Goondi, was married' to Gordon James, eldest son of Mrs. E. Anderson of Innisfail and; the late Mr. G. Anderson. The Rev. Father Hunt officiated at the wedding, for which Miss Fay Guivarra pro vided organ music. During the signing of the register the bride's aunt Miss Mary Wright gave a delightful rendition of Ave Maria. The bride an attractive brunette was escorted to the altar by her father. Her gown, was a lovely creation of cobweb- fine lace and tulle, mounted on a glistening satin underdress, and fashioned redingnote style. Tiny buttons extended from the front of the high shaped neck line deep into the skirt; and where they ended the skirt opened out in scallop-effect to introduce a froth of tulle. The lovely skirt was superbly 2
  • Electoral Roll: 1958; Patricia Mary Wright; Ash Street, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; a clerk
  • Electoral Roll: 1968; 88 Rankin Street, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; a licensee
  • Electoral Roll: 1977; 3 Campbell Street, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; a salesman
  • Electoral Roll: 1980; 2 Sword Street, Innisfail, Queensland, AustraliaG; a salesman
  • Death: Before 2000; (Australia)G

Citations

  1. [S783] A.L. Martinuzzi MBE, Innisfail & District Historical Society Inc 1995, Volume: Vol II
    Isbn: 0 9586471 0 0
    Memo: This publication comprises a collection of papers presented at the monthly meetings of the Innisfail Historical Society during the year, page 3
  2. [S1454] The Evening Advocate (Innisfail), Wedding. (1954, February 4). The Evening Advocate (Innisfail, Qld. : 1941 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved December 20, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212331077

Private

F, #2470, b. 1958

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: 1958

Private

M, #2471, b. 1960

Parents

Family: Private (b. 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: 1960
  • Marriage: 1998; Private

Private

F, #2472, b. 1932

Family: Private (b. 1932)

Biography

  • Birth: 1932
  • Marriage: 1959; Private

Private

M, #2473, b. 1961

Parents

Family: Private (b. 1961)

Biography

Private

M, #2474, b. 1966

Parents

Family: Private (b. 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: 1966
  • Marriage: 1986; Private

Audrey Gurski

F, #2475, b. 28 May 1939, d. 20 January 2013

Family: Brian Noel Walsh (b. 12 December 1937, d. 11 December 2015)

Biography

  • Name:
  • Birth: 28 May 1939; Bundaberg, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Marriage: About 1957; Brian Noel Walsh; Bundaberg, Queensland, AustraliaG
  • Death: 20 January 2013; AustraliaG