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~~Kennedy, Fisher Family Tree

~~Kennedy, Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1315969961000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1336983948000
Surnames: Fisher
I am researching my great grandfather Henry Herbert Fisher (known as Harry Fisher). He settled with his family in Northern Territory in about 1917. He was a miner and he became the first president of the Nothern Territory Workers Union. I would like to know if there is any information of his life in the Northern Territory and/or photos about Henry especially his work with the NTWU.

Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331004488000
Classification: Query
Digger - Northern Territory Census, Electoral Rolls and Directories 1881-1940

Surname: FISHER
Given names: Henry Herbert
Year: 1922
Age: Unknown
Sex: M
Birth Place:
In Australia:
Occupation: Labourer
Residence: 2 1/2 Mile
Source: 1922 N.T. Electoral Roll - Subdivision of Darwin
Number: 205

Digger - Northern Territory Australia Deaths 1824 to 2004. Part 1

Surname: FISHER
Given names: Henry Herbert
Date: 1923-09-30
Age: 50 yr
Place: Darwin NT
Cemetery: Gardens Darwin NT
Event: death

Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331014174000
Classification: Query
Hi Sandra,

Have you seen the obituaries and articles at TROVE Digitized newspapers?

Northern Standard, Tuesday 2 October 1923

At the Darwin Hospital on Sunday morning last, Mr. Harry Fisher, a well known Darwin resident, passed away from that dread disease miners complaint. For some time he had been a member of the institution and intended leaving for South by the next boat, but during the end of last week he began to sink and it was seen the end was near. Deceased was a native of New South Wales and had followed mining in the various States prior to coming to Darwin where he arrived about 7 years ago. The funeral took place on Monday morning and was largely attended, the Rev Father Henschke officiating at the graveside. The late Mr. Fisher was 53 years of age and leaves a sorrowing wife and five children to mourn his loss. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved wife and family."

Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Tuesday 2 October 1923

"Death of Mr. H. Fisher.
The comparatively sudden death of Mr. Harry Fisher at the Darwin General Hospital on Sunday morning last leaves a distinctly deplorable gap in the ranks of the progressive element of this community, and a very general sympathy is extended to Mrs. Fisher and her family in their particularly sad bereavement.
During his sojourn here, Mr Fisher experienced all the hard vicissitudes to which this place is seemingly heir, but he never wavered in allegiance to his adopted home.
A few months ago Mr. Fisher went to the Katherine, in company with Mr. George Syme, with the intention of growing cotton. The two gentlemen secured some good country about five miles up the river from the railway and commenced a pioneer's battle in converting a wilderness into a living area. And he would have succeeded, for sure, if ill-health had not overtaken him, for he was a lion-hearted man, full of energy, always prepared to fight a battle for an oppressed friend or for a just cause, or to battle for a living against untoward circumstances.
Man proposes, God disposes. Harry Fisher had not earned for himself a competency after a battle lasting the better part of a half century, but he has done something infinitely better, for he has earned and secured the lasting goodwill and respect of all who had the honor and pleasure of his friendship. He believed in the Territory and steadily strove to inspire others in this direction, Mining occupied his attention for many years before he came here, and while engaged in that way at Kalgoorlie he suffered injuries which made bim a martyr to almost constant pain, and in all probability accelerated his death. "Harry" was a labor stalwart, and until he became interested in cotton culture played a prominent part in connection with the Northern Territory Workers' Union, whose members held him in high esteem. To mourn his loss there are four daughters, one son, and his very worthy widow. At the funeral, which took place on Monday morning, Messrs. Scott Cranston, R.Marchant, George Symes, Louis Papas, and William Lindsay acted as pall bearers, while the mourners were Miss Mary and little Alice Fisher. Others who attended were Colonel Story (representing the Administrator), Messrs. Moray, Shadforth, George Stevens, V. L. Lampe, Myles A, Kelly, the Rev. Skelton, Messrs. Hunt, Rheinburg, Green, G Seale. T. Carey, J. Starr, F. Morris, G. Tindill, the Band Boys, Mrs. May Brown, Mrs. Shields, and a number of others whose names were not obtainable.
The Rev. Fr. Henschke conducted the funeral service at the graveside.
Mr. A. Woods had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Floral tributes were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, A. Jensen, Mrs. T. Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Litchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bonson, Mrs. Shields and family, Mrs. Colley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Pon, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett and family, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Wittee, Mr. and Mrs. H. Shadforth, Mr and Mrs. Tindill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Neil McEwan, Mr and Mrs. V. L. Lampe, Mr and Mrs Grigo, Mr W Schipp, Mrs May Brown, Messrs H & J Pon. The Band Boys, Mr and Mrs Scott Cranston, Some of his Sterling Mates, and the N.T. Workers Union."

Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 11 January 1924
"Town Talk
Mrs Harry Fisher, though still in her early widowhood, is displaying commendable courage. Shortly before his death her husband determined to go on the land, and secured a promising area near the Katherine river, a few miles from Emungalan. This Mrs Fisher determined to exploit, and she is battling bravely with her business, to keep up supplies to her working partner Mr W Ryan, who is operating on the farm. Experts have a high opinion of the place. It is wonderfully well watered, and the limestone soil is said to be peculiarly suited to tho growth of cotton and peanuts."

Cheers, Anne

Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331014947000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1331015011000
Mary Fisher married in 1924...

Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 11 April 1924 (Source: TROVE)

"Wedding Bells

Miss Mary Fisher, the third daughter of the late Mr Harry Fisher and Mrs Fisher of the 2 1/2 Mile, and Mr. George
Seale, only son of Mrs May Brown of the Victoria Hotel, were the principals in a marriage ceremony performed by
the Rev I L Skelton in the presence of a host of friends, and a large number of spectators at the Church of England last Tuesday night at eight o'clock. The dainty little bride, dressed in white flowered silk, brown hat with green silk swathed crown, and a bunch of pink roses falling over the side, was attended by her very worthy mother, was given away by Mr. Alec Moray, while Mr Seale dispensed with the formality of a best man. He was, however, morally supported by several intimate friends who assisted in an enthusiastic demonstration to the quietly happy couple, as they emerged from the church into their new life. In the grounds they were showered with confetti and congratulations, and the old wharf rang with hurrahs when the Montoro, on which they took their departure for Melbourne, cast off her moorings."


Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331015185000
Classification: Query
'In Memorium' notices for Harry were placed in the newspaper in 1924 by his wife, plus daughters and son - Dolly, Gladys, Mary, Harry, Alice, Lil and Rose.


Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331015872000
Classification: Query
Wife Nellie died in 1938...

Northern Standard, Friday 11 November 1938 (Source: TROVE)

"The death occurred in the Darwin Hospital on Wednesday last of Mrs. Nellie Fisher after a severe illness. At the time of her death Mrs. Fisher was the licensee of the Mataranka Hotel, Mataranka, which she established during the railway construction works, and which she has conducted ever since. In the days of construction and operation of the matworks at Parap, and for several years afterwards, she conducted the 2 1/2 Miles boarding house. The deceased was a native of Pleasant Creek, Victoria, and was 64 years of age. Mrs. Seale, of the Parap Hotel, and Mrs. Kirkwood (Mataranka) are daughters, to whom The Standard extends sincere sympathy."


Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1331062632000
Classification: Query
Thank you everyone. I have the obit and other newspaper articles which gave a lot of information about his life. I also have his death certificate, I was hoping his date of birth might be entered on the certificate. No such luck. I know he was born in Mudgee New South Wales and he would have been born around about 1870/1871 but I have searched electronic and microfiche records and there are no records on him. I only have him appearing in Queensland when he married to Nellie in 1893.

My next step is to write to the Catholic Church in Mudgee to see if maybe there is a registration.

If anyone has any other suggestion please let me know.
Regards Sandra

Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

Posted: 1334293671000
Classification: Query

Hello Sandra,
I went though my Pioneer Index and found there was a Mary E. FICHER (indexed as FICHER) registered 1871 MUDGEE Reg number 13414
No marriage or other births to that couple found.
There are a lot of births to Charles Benedict and Emily Caroline FISCHER nee USHER but that is obiously another family.
There was a Carl FISCHER / FISHER in MUDGEE in the early 1900s, perhaps you may be looking for variant spellings of FISHER.


Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District


Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

** Naturalisation - Publicans Licenses - Index to the Unassisted Arrivals NSW 1842-1855 see NEW SOUTH WALES Public Records

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