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LIFE MEMBERS OF THE MALVERN BOWLING CLUB

Life Members of the Malvern Bowling Club.

“Any person who shall have rendered special service or services to the Club may at any General or Special General Meeting, on the unanimous recommendation of the Committee and on receiving the votes of at least three-quarters of the members present at such meeting, be elected a life member of the Club with full privileges without payment of any subscription provided always that there shall not be at any time more than Four (4) Life Members of the Club”.

THE HON F W HAGELTHORN

The Hon F W Hagelthorn MLC Life Member 1924

The Hon F W Hagelthorn MLC Life Member 1924

The Hon F W Hagelthorn established the Malvern Bowling Club as a club for his workers by donating the land upon which the Club and Club House now stands. He served as President from 1911 until 1920.

Frederick William Hagelthorn (1864-1943), stock and station agent and politician, was born on 23 January 1864 at The Whim Holes, Ballarat, Victoria, son of Frederick Hagelthorn, a Swedish seaman who had jumped ship in Melbourne to head for the Ballarat diggings, and his Irish wife Mary, née Robertson.

He  was educated at the local state school and later Creswick Grammar where he matriculated in 1880.As a speaker he is matter-of-fact, and has the Mallee man’s weakness in wit”.  Representing the Legislative Council seat of North-Western Province (1907-19) as a Liberal, it did not take long for Hagelthorn to show his mettle and he served in various successive portfolios from 1909 to 1917: Minister without portfolio and Immigration (1909-13); Public Health (1913); Public Works (1913-15); and Agriculture (1915-17).  Described as a man of “soundness, ability and penetrating common sense”, he was above all a man of great persuasive influence; in 1915 while Minister of Agriculture, Hagelthorn persuaded the Prime Minister William Hughes (Northern Suburbs Cemetery) to establish the Australian Wheat Harvesting Scheme to enable the marketing, shipping and sale of the nation’s wheat supply during the war which prospered under his control.

In 1916, along with Peacock and a number of professors from the University of Melbourne including Sir Thomas Lyle (1860-1944), he was instrumental in the formation of the Commonwealth Advisory Council of Science and Industry later to become the C.S.I.R.O.

Hagelthorn died at East Melbourne on 21 July 1943 and was buried in Brighton cemetery. He was survived by four of his five daughters.

LORD DUGAN

Lord Dugan Life Member 1947

Lord Dugan Life Member 1947

Major-General Winston Joseph Dugan, 1st Baron Dugan of Victoria GCMGCBDSOKStJ (3 September 1876 – 17 August 1951), known as Sir Winston Dugan between 1934 and 1949, was a British administrator and a career British Army officer. He served as Governor of South Australia from 1934 to 1939, then Governor of Victoria until 1949.

Sir Winston and Lady Dugan arrived in Melbourne on 17 July 1939. They continued their active role in community affairs, promoting unemployment reduction and making the ballroom of Government House available for the Australian Red Cross.

Dugan had an active role stabilising state politics during the tumultuous 1940s. Upon the disintegration of Albert Dunstan‘s Country Party in 1943, he installed the Labor leader John Cain as Premier. Four days later, Dunstan formed a coalition with the United Australia Party. Following the collapse of that ministry in 1945, Dugan dissolved parliament and called a general election for November, which resulted in the balance of power being held by independents. Dugan commissioned Cain to form the ministry of a minority government.

Dugan’s term as Governor was extended five times. He was also the Administrator of the Commonwealth on two occasions: from 5 September 1944 to 30 January 1945, between the departure of the Governor-General Lord Gowrie and the arrival of his successor Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester; and from 19 January to 11 March 1947, between the departure of the Duke of Gloucester and the appointment of his successor,William McKell. He returned to England in February 1949. On 7 July 1949 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Dugan of Victoria, of Lurgan in the County of Armagh.

Lord Dugan of Victoria married Ruby Lilian, daughter of Charles Abbott of Kilcaskan, County Cork, in 1912. There were no children from the marriage. He died at MaryleboneLondon, on 17 August 1951, aged 74, when the barony became extinct.

SIR DALLAS BROOKS

Sir Dallas Brooks Life Member 1949

Sir Dallas Brooks Life Member 1949

Sir Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks (1896-1966), governor, was born on 22 August 1896 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, only son of Dallas George Brooks, a theological graduate and later a chaplain in the Royal Navy, and his wife Violet Ruth, née Shepherd. Educated at Dover College, where he distinguished himself at sport, young Brooks was commissioned in the Royal Marines on 22 August 1914. He was severely wounded at Gallipoli, mentioned in dispatches and awarded the French Croix de Guerre. Invalided home, he served in the Grand Fleet from 1916 and specialized as an artillery officer. For his ‘very fine’ direction of the howitzer on the exposed quarter-deck of H.M.S. Vindictive at the assault on Zeebrugge, Belgium, on 23 April 1918, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. Promoted brevet major (7 May 1918), he was again mentioned in dispatches.

Graduating from the R.N. Staff College in 1934, during World War II Brooks served as deputy director-general (military) of the Foreign Office’s political warfare executive. (Sir) Noel Coward described him as ‘large and good-looking and impeccably dressed . . . a typical Royal Marine officer, which means that he was efficient, sentimental and had perfect manners’. In January 1945 Brooks returned to corps duty as major general, General Staff. He was appointed C.M.G. in 1943, C.B. in 1946 and, that year, commandant general, Royal Marines, with the rank of lieutenant general. Promoted general and appointed K.C.B. in 1948, he left the marines in May 1949.

Following the retirement in February 1949 of Sir Winston Dugan, governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas was chosen as his successor. His Gallipoli experience and his sporting prowess ensured a warm reception from press and public.

Promoted K.C.M.G. (1952), K.C.V.0. (1954) and G.C.M.G. (1963), Brooks thrice served as administrator of the Commonwealth. In 1961 he suffered a heart attack. He retired as Victoria’s longest-serving governor, and one of its most popular, in April 1963. After revisiting England, he returned to Melbourne and built a house at Frankston. He died there of a coronary occlusion on 22 March 1966 and was cremated; his wife and daughter survived him.

A R(BOB) BURNS – not complete

 Mr. Burns was the President of the Club in 1934-35 and Secretary for 34 years from 1938-72.  He     was Club Champions in 1939-40.

He became a Life Member of the Club in 1948.

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A W THOMAS – not complete

A W Thomas was made a life member in 1970. We require more biographically information and a photo for this entry.

 

 

A J HIGGINS – not complete

Mr. A J Higgins was made a life member 17 1973  We require more biographically information and a photo for this entry.

 

F H BROOKES – not complete

Mr F H Brookes was Club President in 1976-77. He was made a life member in 1982  We require more biographically information and a photo for this entry.

 

H McDONALD SHAW – not complete

Mr. H McD. Shaw was Club President 1969-70.  He was made a life member in 1984 We require more biographically information and a photo for this entry.

 

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Margery McKinley-Wilson Life Member 1985

Margery McKinley-Wilson Life Member 1985

 

Mrs Margerry McK-Wilson was made a life member in 1985.

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Keith McKinley-Wilson Life Member 1986

Keith McKinley-Wilson Life Member 1986

 

Mr Keith McKinley-Wilson was made a Life Member in 1986.  He was Club Champion in 1973-74, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1987-88 & 1993-94.

Keith was born in 19xx and was educated at Scotch College.

Keith joined the Club in 1958 and remained an active member until his death in 2004. In later years, although partially blind, Keith still played pennant on Saturdays.

He was an RVBA councillor for 14 years. Keith was the chairman of the RVBA Umpires Committee for the 1980 World Cup Bowls Championships held in Melbourne.. In 1982 he published a book – “The Laws, The Duties & The Etiquette Applicable to Markers in Lawn Bowls’

Keith was inducted into RVBA Hall of Fame in 1999.  He went on to be inducted into the Bowls Australia  Hall of Fame in 2001.

Keith founded the Old Scotch Bowls Club in 10xx.  The prestigious trophy for the most improved club player for the season – is known as the McKinley Wilson Award in honour of him.

 

 

JEAN SMITH – not complete

Jean Smith was made a life member in 1992.

She joined the Club in 19xx.

Jean was the Ladies champion in 1983-84. Throughout her time as a member she was heavily involved in the Club’s catering activities.

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John Harding Life Member 2000

” John Harding Life Member 2000

 

John Harding was made a life member in 2000.

John was born on 7 March1928 at Sommerville to George Henry Harding and his wife Ethel Maude. He went school at Mirboo North & Prahran. John worked for the Charles Moore Reid store  in Prahran for about 50 years. He meet his wife to be Olive  at a dance in Prahran in 1950.  They married in 1952 and had 3 children Graeme, Murray & Geoff.  Geoff followed in John’s footsteps and became Club Champion in 2001-2002. There were many hard fought social” games played between John & Geoff at the Club much to the enjoyment of the on-lookers

John joined the Club in 1984 and became the Club President in 1993-94 and again in 1994-95.  He was also RVBA President in 1996-98 and RVBA Treasurer from 1995-2001.  In 2000, he was awarded a Sportsman of the Year award by the then Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello.  In the same year, he was elected a Life Member of the Club joining the Club’s founder, The Hon. F. W. Hagelthorn and two Governors of Victoria, Lord Dugan and Sir Dallas Brooks among others to receive this high accolade.

John became the second of three members to be both President and Men’s champion in the same year when he won that event in 1994-95.  He went on to win the championship on four other occasions- 1995-96, 1997-98, 1999-00 and 2004-05.

Along with his wife Olive, who is also a Life Member of the Club, John was an active contributor to the Club and a determined competitor on the green.  John passed away in November 2010.

MARIE CALDECOTT- not complete

Marie Caldecott Life Member 2005

Marie Caldecott Life Member 2005

 

Marie Caldecott was made a life member in 2005.

Marie  was Club President in 2002-03.  Prior to that she was xx  membership  catering Marie worked very hard in the background on membership and catering issues.

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 Marie passed away in 20xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peg Watts Life Member 2007

Peg Watts Life Member 2007

 

Peg Watts was made a life member in 2007.

 

Peg joined the Club in 19xx and was Ladies President in 1988-89 & 1989-90.  She was Ladies champion three times, 1995-96, 1998-99 & 1999-2000.

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 Peg passed away in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

OLIVE HARDING

Olive Harding Life Member 2007

Olive Harding Life Member 2007

Olive Harding was made a life member in 2007.

Olive Harding was born in 1929 the 9th child of 11. Her parents  Alexander Dowie and wife  Janet were   dairy farmers who moved from the Colac district to Port Arlington & Mt. Moriac where she went to school. Olive then studied mothercraft nursing and then went to Melbourne for her first job as a nurse.. It was there that she met her husband John who she married in 1952.  They had 3 sons, Graeme, Murray and Geoff and 3 grandchildren and one great grand child..

Olive joined the Club in 1987 after much coaching from John and the other ladies members.  Olive was the Ladies Club Champion in 1997-98 & 2000-01.  She was a selector for many years and was renowned for her honesty in this role.  Together with her husband John and other members of the Club Olive was instrumental in helping the club overcome some very difficult times. Along with many other ladies of the Club Olive contributed greatly to the catering for the  Wednesday night dinners and then showed many a guest how to bowl.

MARTY PALMER – not complete.

Marty Palmer Life Member 2008

Marty Palmer Life Member 2008

 

Marty Palmer was made a life member in 2008.

She joined the club in 19xx and was club champion in 19xx.

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Roger Martin Life Member 2011

Roger Martin Life Member 2011

Roger Martin was made a life member in 2011.

Roger was born at on   He joined the Club in 19zz

Roger was Club President four times – 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 & 2003-04.

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