Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Newspaper Abstracts

  • The Argus (Melbourne), 5 July 1854, p. 4.
    On the 29th of June, at Melbourne, by special license, by the Rev. J. Hetherington, James Sackett Robinson, youngest son of the late W. Robinson, cornfactor, Hornden-on-the-hill, Essex, England, to Miss Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr. John Rissite, farmer, Gillard's- hill, Arneroach, Fifeshire, Scotland."
  • The Argus (Melbourne), 5 September 1856, p. 4.
    On the 4th inst., at Oxford Street, Collingwood, Mrs James Sackett Robinson, of a son."
  • The Argus (Melbourne), 6 April 1859, p. 6.
    "New Insolvencies
    Sackett and Hande, bakers, of Kangaroo Flat, Fryer's Creek. Causes of insolvency: Bad debts, difficulty of obtaining payment, and consequent pressure of creditors. Debts, £508 18s; Assets, £362 0s 3d."
  • The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), 14 July 1909, p. 4.
    "Killed on Railway
    Kalgoorlie, Tuesday, —Last evening an elderly man, named Thomas Sackett, was knocked down and killed by a passing train at the Williamstown crossing near Hannan’s Street station. The only visible injury was a cut on the head."
  • The Argus (Melbourne), 9 March 1916, p. 6.
    "Australian Casualties
    … Pte E. H. Sackett, 8th L. H. [light horse], England …"
    [Edward/Edmund Herbert Sackett (1896–1918) s. George & Louisa (Else) Sackett] [Transcribers note: Edward Herbert Sackett had arrived in Australia March 1914 and enlisted on 30 June 1915 giving his address as Birchington, England. He was subsequently killed in action in France on 8 October 1918 at the age of 22.]
  • The Argus (Melbourne), 4 July 1919
    Notice is hereby given, that the undermentioned members of the Australian Military Forces have died, and the amount of the military estate of each member is now being ascertained with a view to its distribution amongst the persons entitled thereto, under provisions of the Deceased' Soldiers' Estates Act, and the regulations made thereunder. All persons who claim to be entitled to share in the distribution of the military estates of any of the deceased soldiers mentioned in this notice are required to SUBMIT PARTICULARS of their CLAIMS by letter, addressed to the District Paymaster, Victoria Barracks, St. Kilda road, Melbourne, on or before the 3rd August, 1919.

    SACKETT, E. H., 1138, Gnr. [Gunner]. 12th A.F.A.B. (late 8th L. H.), formerly of England…"
  • The Argus (Melbourne), 7 February 1935, p. 5.
    Albury and District
    Thieves entered Sackett’s store at Wallendbeen. They blew open the safe, and stole several pounds in silver and some private papers. The store was broken into just before Christmas."
    [George Alfred Sackett & Walter Sackett, sons of George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett were living in this area at this time]

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