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Looking for information about Alexander RASMUSSEN of Tullamarine in Victoria, Australia.

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Known as Alec Rasmussen, this highly popular teacher transferred to Tullamarine State School from Couangalt, near Gisborne in 1909.He and his wife Ellen had previously spent time at East Shelbourne and Boyeo according to Ellen's death notice on page 11 of The Argus of 27-3-1948.At the time and probably for quite a few years they were living at 2 Roselea Caulfield. Alec (probably Alexander H.)had been the Secretary of the Tullamarine Progess Association from its formation in 1924 until he retired in 1954 because of ill- health and the members immediately made him the first life member.
Alec organised community picnics in his first three years in Tullamarine as well as having a pioneers' honour roll made for display in the school and suggesting the purchase and donation to the council of a recreation reserve, which I hope to have named in his honour.
I know the Rasmussens, bakers in Castlemaine, were related but I would like to know where Alec was born and raised and what Ellen's maiden name was. Is there any connection between the Richards who married a Rasmussen at Long Gully and the Richards north of Woodlands at Bulla?

In reference to your query in regard to potential ways in which Mr Alec Rasmussen can be recognised within the community,Council officers are currently investigating the possibility of installing a memorial plaque at Tullamarine Reserve. I will advise you again in writing when a final decision has been made on a suitable memorial for Mr Alec Rasmussen.

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on 2011-08-28 13:07:24

Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.

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by itellya on 2011-08-28 13:52:12

Gee, I thought I was quick but the viewers are even quicker.Tulla's much loved teacher was Alexander Hansen Rasmussen who married Ellen Wright in 1902 (Reg.24/1902.) Alec was born 19-9-1875 (Reg. 23933/1875) in Malmsbury, which is not far from the Castlemaine turn off. He was cremated 4-10-1955 at Springvale Crematorium, having died in October (Reg.11542/1955.) Ellen was born 1871 in Lockwood and was cremated at Springvale on 23-3-1948 (which has to be a typo as she died on the 25th according to the Argus; the cremation was probably on the 28th.) Many thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ etc! Was Ellen related to the Tulla Wrights?

by tonkin on 2011-08-28 14:00:45

I'm not as quick as others but I do have the good oil for you.

Ellen RASMUSSEN died in Caulfield in 1948 aged 76 years. Ellen's parents were named as Charles WRIGHT and Eliza GREEN.

Looking good so far!

by tonkin on 2011-08-28 14:59:24

Sorry - Ellen's VDI number for her above death in 1948 is 3226.

Ellen's VBI number is 17783. Birth place Lockwood, Victoria. Parents: Charles WRIGHT and Eliza GREEN.

The VMI #024 for Alexander and Ellen's marriage in 1902 is correct.

by itellya on 2014-06-12 06:03:26

Recent correspondence from the City of Hume advises that a plaque will be installed on a boulder in the Tullamarine Reserve in Melrose Drive,Tullamarine to acknowledge Alec Rasmussen's contribution to the Tullamarine community. The plaque will read:

In memory of
Alexander (Alec) Hansen Rasmussen

Founding Secretary of Tullamarine Progress Association and
former teacher at Tullamarine Primary School.

The Tullamarine Progress Association donated 6 acres of land to the
Broadmeadows Council for recreational purposes in November 1929
establishing this park for the local community to enjoy.

by itellya on 2014-09-29 20:45:43

letter from Hume City Council, 29-9-2014.
I have been notified that the plaque, of which a photo was provided, with wording exactly as in the previous comment, has been installed at the Tullamarine (Melrose Drive) Reserve. A second photo showed the plaque on the boulder. Hopefully it will not be ripped off by vandals as was the plaque mounted on a boulder in Camp Hill Park directly across Mickleham Rd from Green's Corner.

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