COULD THIS BE JOE PETERS,THE BLACK FIDDLER ? (ROSEBUD,VIC., AUST.)
TALK ON CHANGE. "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you." ?SHAKSPEARE. "Quamquam ridentem dicere verum, Quid vetat?"?HORACE.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 5 January 1884 p 17 Article
And the talk is of Dusky Joe, who owns the pleasure boat from Rosebud, and who plays seven musical instruments.
ONE OF THE BLACK FIDDLER'S SONS SERVED IN W.W.1 AND IS LISTED ON THE ROSEBUD STATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR WHICH NOW HANGS IN THE OFFICE AT ROSEBUD PRIMARY SCHOOL.HERE'S HIS ENTRY IN MY BOOK ABOUT THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
Thanks to Mal Boag for supplying information from the school register* showing that Stanley was the son of Joseph Peters the black fiddler, a native of the Cape Verde Islands** and grantee of crown allotment 21 Rosebud Fishing Village, the second block west of Durham Place, on 5-3-1873.
Stanley Peters enrolled at Rosebud State School 1.1.1896 aged 5yr 3 months, father Joseph Peters fisherman.)
** According to G.Hunter Rogers, son of the Dromana headteacher, in his history of the Mornington Peninsula.
STANLEY PAUL PETERS’ SERVICE, BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS.
The spelling of Stanley’s mother’s new surname is wrong in the service record.
Stanley Paul PETERS
Regimental number 11985
Place of birth Queenscliff Victoria
Religion Church of England
Address Lenthwaithe, Fisher Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 25
Next of kin Mother, Mrs M A Lewthwaithe, Fisher Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date 30 October 1915
Rank on enlistment Gunner
Unit name Divisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number 25/89/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Gunner
Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Fate Returned to Australia 15 June 1919
Event: births; Registration number 31803 / 1890
Family name: PETERS; Given name(s) Stanley Paul
Place of event: DROMANA, Australia
Mother's family name at birth WHITE
There were no wedding notices.
Event: marriages ; Registration number 8189 / 1926
Family name: KENT ; Given name(s) Ivy Clarice
Spouse's family name: PETERS ; Spouse's given name(s) Stanley Paul
There were no death notices.
Event: deaths ; Registration number 13175 / 1933
Family name: PETERS Given name(s) Stanley Paul
Place of event: SALE, Australia
Mother's family name at birth WHITE
REPORT OF STANLEY PAUL PETERS’ DEATH.
On Saturday evening several dairymen at Myrtlebank, went to Lett's Beach on a fishing expedition. The party included Messrs. Stanley Paul Peters and Mr. Kent, his father
in-law. When the party were (sic) partaking of tea later in the evening, Peters declined to have any, though pressed to do so, stating he was suffering from heartburn. He almost immediately collapsed and passed away. His body was brought to the morgue at SaIe.
An enquiry will be held today. The deceased, who was a returned soldier, is survived by his widow and three children for whom deep sympathy is expressed.
(P.1, Gippsland Times, 9-1-1933.)
RECORDS OF STANLEY’S FATHER’S DEATH AND HIS MOTHER’S REMARRIAGE.
Event: deaths; Registration number 9797 / 1900
Family name: PETERS; Given name(s) Jos
Place of event: Melb E Hos, Australia
MARY ANN REMARRIES.
Event: marriages; Registration number 3940 / 1904
Family name: LEWTHWAITE Given name(s) Thos Wm Danl
Spouse's family name: PETERS; Spouse's given name(s) Mary Ann
A VERSATILE MUSICIAN.
Stanley’s father, who bowed the violin with his left hand, was a multi-talented musician who played seven musical instruments. Remarks about Stanley, made by abbeyg in conversation with family tree circles stalwart janilye, are included in my comment under my journal* which mentions Joseph’s versatility.
on 2014-06-14 11:44:36
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.