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KOWARZIK —PALMER. —Lorraine, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Kowarzik, Tullamarine, to Eric,only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Palmer, Tullamarine.(ENGAGEMENTS. P.8, Argus, 7-2-1948.)

Both families were on Old Broadmeadows Rd, since renamed Mickleham Rd, probably when the road was constructed north of Forman St to cross the Moonee Ponds Creek because of the bottleneck caused near the Broadmeadows Hotel when cars had to turn left up the Ardlie St hill to reach Mickleham Rd.

The Palmers had John Mansfield's former "Grandview", the southern 169 acres of "Viewpoint" fronting the east side of the road with the north boundary near Finningley Drive and the south boundary adjoining Camp Hill Park in Melway 15 J1. Kowarzik had "Strathconan", 142 acres bounded by the Freight Rd/ Londrew Court midline (S), the line of Derby St (SW) and Mickleham Rd north to about the McDonalds site.

Having been acting manager of Australian National Airways, F.Kowarzik had become general manager by 1952.

The name of the owner of Strathconan in Broadmeadows rate records soon after changed to Kay. I can't recall who it was that told me he had been pressured to change his name, possibly Keith McNab. He'd become F.Kay by 1955!

Mr. F. Kay, A.N.A. general manager, said his company's tourist class service would operate from October 2
with DC-4 Skymasters seating 60 passengers. (P.5, Argus, 21-9-1955.)

Takeover by Ansett Transport Industries
After initially dismissing his offer, the ANA board began talking with Reginald Ansett, head of the much smaller Ansett Transport Industries; with its main interstate operation Ansett Airways. Finally, ANA was sold to Ansett, on 3 October 1957, for £3.3 million. The two airlines were merged to form Ansett-ANA on 21 October 1957[9] and the name was retained until 1 November 1968 when it was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia.

Frederic Kowarzik's sister, Anne, married Ted Dalley, a descendant of Samuel Dalley a Hawthorn pioneer in 1852.

FROM ted dalley*s story - Hawthorn Historical Society

Charles married Sarah Power, the daughter of Thomas Power, another Hawthorn pioneer, at the family home Denmark Hill, Upper Hawthorn. They had six children; one of whom, Selina, married Albert Hatherley of Hatherley & Horsfield paint merchants of Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Charles & Sarah’s youngest son was Harry Power Dalley, the father of Ted, who married Anne Kowarzik . Anne’s brother Frederic became managing director of Australian National Airlines.

Frederic Ferdinand Kowarzik was on "Strathconan" by 1946.
JOHN WALLIS MURRAY. Late of 36 Waterdale Road,- Ivanhoe, Chief Steward, Deceased.-After fourteen clear days we, Charles Fairfax Telford, of Kyneton, contractor, and Frederic Ferdinand Kowarzik, of Broadmeadows road,
Tullamarine, the executors appointed by deceased's will (dated the 14th day of January, 1941) will APPLY to the
Supreme Court for grant of PROBATE of the said WILL.(P.22, Argus, 3-7-1946.)

HOBBS - KOWARZIK. - June, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, of Douglas, to Ken, only son of Mr. and Mrs.F.F. Kowarzik, of Tullamarine. (ENGAGEMENTS, P.8, Argus, 9-11-1946.)

Having been born at Traralgon in 1898, Frederic was of an age to enlist in W.W.1.

EventBirth Event registration number7089 Registration year1898
Personal information
Family nameKOWARZIK Given namesFrederic Ferdinand SexMale Father's nameEdmund Mother's nameJanet (Wilson) Place of birthTRARALGON

Frederick Ferdinand KOWARZIK
Regimental number 1220
Place of birth Traralgon Victoria
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Operator
Address Drouin, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, E Kowarzik, Drouin, Victoria
Enlistment date 4 February 1916
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 37th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/54/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Divisional Signal Company
Fate Effective abroad (still overseas)*

*PHOTO OF FREDERIC WITH FURTHER SERVICE RECORD DETAILS (but his father's name is wrongly given as Frederick.)
Ko-Kz - WWI Pictorial Honour Roll of Victorians

EventMarriage Event registration number9313 Registration year1925
Personal information
Family nameKOWARZIK Given namesFrederick Ferdinand SexUnknown Spouse's family nameTHYER Spouse's given namesNorma Elaine

Charles Palmer and Frederick sold their Tullamarine farms (as shown in the map on page 196 of Andrew Lemon's BROADMEADOWS A FORGOTTEN HISTORY)to Stanley Korman in the 1950's and while Charles Palmer's widow was still living in the homestead of their farm in 1973, Frederick Kay had probably moved away in 1957 when Reg. Ansett bought Australian National Airways.

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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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