Australian English Genealogy

 Descendants of Edward Priest

Notes - Page 7

96. Joseph Arthur Wood

Mr. Joseph Arthur Wood, one of the oldest of the legal profession In Newcastle and a member of one of the city's pioneer families, died at his home, Barker Street, last night. He was the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wood, and a grandson of the first Mayor of Newcastle (Mr. J. Hannell). His father and uncle, the late Mr. John Wood, were founders of Wood Bros. Castlemaine Brewery. Following his primary education in Newcastle, the late Mr. Wood went to Sydney Grammar School and later to Sydney University. He started to practise in Newcastle 45 years ago. During his university career Mr Wood was an outstanding footballer and tennis player and represented the university in State and interstate matches. He held the Newcastle tennis championship for many years. He was also Interested in racing and was honorary starter at Newcastle and Randwick courses for some time. A widow and one son, Sergt. Stuart Wood, survive. A service will be held at the Newcastle Cathedral at 1 p.m. tomorrow prior to the private cremation at Beresfield.
Source: The Newcastle Sun 4 Nov 1943

102. James Arthur Hannell

Mr. James Arthur Hannell, who died on Sunday, was a son of the late James Edward Hannell. His mother was formerly Miss Jane Rush. His father and mother were members of Newcastle pioneering family. Mr James Arthur. Hannell was the eldest of six sons. He had one sister Mrs. R Newton. He was a grandson of the late Mr. James anrd Mrs Mary Hannell, first Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle. His grandfather was the first member of Parliament for Newcastle. Born at Belmont in 1870, he married Miss Edith Kate Parkes. who was then accompaniest in Jonah Bevan's Choral Society. For many years he was associated with the Newcastle Coalmining Company, of which the late Mr. J. Croft was manager. In recent years Mr. Hannell was in ill-health. He is survived by Mrs. Hannell, James and John Hannell (sons) Mesdames J. Findlater and A. Hall (daughters). He was cremated at Beresfield Crematorium. Canon Single conducted a service.
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate 1 Aug 1946

304. John Arthur Hannell

Master John Hannell, of Newcastle, will leave by the Moreton Bay to-day for Germany, where he will study the piano at Leipzig University, under Professor Lolchmuollor. The young pianist was tendered a farewell testimonial recital by the citizens of Newcastle. The Mayor (Alderman H. L. Wheeler) presided, and expressed the confidence of the citizens of that city in the young artist's future success. John Hannell, who is 14 years of age, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hannell, his mother being a well-known musician in the northern districts. He displayed marked ability at a very early age, and his teachers and examiners have all predicted a brilliant future for him.
Source: The SMH 2 Apr 1929

At the Conservatorium Hall on Thursday Aug 6, at 8.15 p.m.. Mr. John Hannell will give his first pianoforte recital since his return from Europe. An attractive programme will be presented comprising compositions by Bach, Beethoven Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, Albeniz and Belagarif.
Source: The SMH 18 Jul 1936

Arthur A Farrington Brooks

Major Arthur Farrington Brooks, of Kensington, collapsed and died yesterday morning at Yarra Bay. where be had been spending a holiday. A native of England, he was 75 years of age. He came to Australia as a lad but went to Africa where he fought in the Kaffir war and subsequently held a commission with the Cape Mounted Rifles. He also saw service in India, and in Australia he was among the inaugurators of the 12th Lancers.  He retired with the rank of Major, and about 16 years ago established a riding school at Kensington. He was a noted judge of horses.  He is survived by Mrs. Brooks and nine children. The funeral will leave the Regent-street Mortuary at 2 o'clock to-day for the Crematorium at Rookwood.
Source: The SMH 30 Nov 1926