List of residents of the greater Ashfield area


List of residents of the greater Ashfield area

This is a List of notable residents or former residents of the greater Ashfield area, covering the suburbs of the Municipality of Ashfield in Sydney, Australia including Ashfield, Croydon, Haberfield, and Summer Hill.

Arts

* James Muir Auld (1879-1942): Ashfield born artist, winner of the 1935 Wynne Prize. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070127b.htm |title= "Auld, James Muir (1879 - 1942)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Normand Henry Baker (1908-1955): Archibald Prize winning artist who was born in Summer Hill. [cite web | url = http://www.garybaker.com.au/nbbio.htm |title= "Normand Baker Biography" | publisher = Gary Baker Art Gallery | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Geraldine Brooks (1955-): Pulitzer Prize-winning author (for "March") who wrote about her childhood in Ashfield in the book "Foreign Correspondence". [Brooks, Geraldine, 1997, "Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey From Down Under to All Over", Doubleday. ISBN 0385482698]
* Henry Halloran (1811-1893): Poet and resident of Ashfield, buried in St John's cemetery. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040371b.htm |title= "Halloran, Henry (1811 - 1893)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* John Lang (1816-1864): poet and barrister, he was the son of Elizabeth Underwood (see below) and grew up in Ashfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050065b.htm |title= "Lang, John (1816 - 1864)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Adam Phillips (1971-present): Award-winning animator and artist, utilizes Adobe Flash. He worked with Disney during the 1990s.
* Arthur Streeton (1867-1943): Famous Australian artist who briefly lived in Summer Hill. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120137b.htm |title= "Streeton, Sir Arthur Ernest (1867 - 1943)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* P. L. Travers (1899-1996): Author of five volumes of "Mary Poppins" stories, she boarded at Normanhurst School in Ashfield beginning in 1912 and later lived with her mother and younger sisters at 17 Pembroke Street, Ashfield. [Lawson, V., 1999, "Out of the sky she came: The life of P. L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins", published in association with Belladonna Books. ISBN 0-7336-1072-2]
* Fredrick Wills (1870-1955), artist and photographer and motion picture pioneercite encyclopedia| last = Laughren| first = Pat| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Wills, Frederick Charles (1870 - 1955)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10519b.htm?hilite=croydon| accessdate = 2008-01-22 | edition = Online| year = 2005 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =Supplementary| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.283-284]

Business

* Adolphus Herbert Frederick Norman Appleroth (1886 - 1952), founder of Aeroplane Jellycite encyclopedia| last = Brunton| first = Paul| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Appleroth, Adolphus Herbert Frederick Norman (1886 - 1952)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130075b.htm| accessdate = 2008-01-22 | edition = Online| year = 1993 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =13| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.63-64]
* Frederick Clissold: businessman and wealthiest citizen of Ashfield municipality in the late 19th century. Co-founder of the Canterbury Park Racecourse. Owned Glentworth mansion in Ashfield.
* Joseph Grace (1859-1931), founder of Grace Brothers department stores, lived at Yasmar in Haberfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090066b.htm |title= "Grace, Joseph Neal (1859 - 1931)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* John Goodlet (1835-1914): timber merchant and philanthropist who established the Goodlet Institute in Ashfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040298b.htm |title= "Goodlet, John Hay (1835 - 1914)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Anthony Hordern (1819-1876): Shopping magnate who built and lived at Shubra Hall, now part of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney in Croydon. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040477b.htm |title= "Hordern, Anthony (1819 - 1876)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Richard Stanton (1862-1943): Developer of Haberfield who also lived there for many years. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120063b.htm |title= "Stanton, Richard Patrick Joseph (1862 - 1943)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Mei Quong Tart (1850-1903): Prominent Sydney businessman, tea house owner and acting consul to the Imperial Chinese government in the late 19th century. Lived at Gallop House, 48 Arthur St, Ashfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050268b.htm |title= "Mei Quong Tart (1850 - 1903)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

Law

* Norman Allan (1901-1977): NSW police commissioner from 1962-1972 was a resident of Haberfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130034b.htm |title= "Allan, Norman Thomas William (1909 - 1977)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Justice Greg James (1944-): Former NSW Supreme Court Judge, current president of Mental Health Review Tribunal of New South Wales and resident of Summer Hill.
* Ian Temby, QC (1942-): First Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales. Former resident of Summer Hill.
* Rt Hon Sir Cyril Walsh (1909-1973): Justice of the High Court of Australia and resident of Summer Hill.cite encyclopedia | last=McLaughlin | first=John Kennedy | title=Walsh, Cyril Ambrose | encyclopedia=The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia | editor=Blackshield, Tony, Coper, Michael & Williams | year=2001 | publisher=Oxford University Press | location=South Melbourne, Victoria | id=ISBN 0-19-554022-0 ]

Military

* Colonel Matron Kathleen Best (1910-1957): Nurse and first director of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130206b.htm |title= "Best, Kathleen Annie Louise (1910 - 1957)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Pat Hughes (1917-1940), air force officer who shot down more German planes during the Battle of Britain than any other Australian. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140581b.htm |title= "Hughes, Paterson Clarence (1917 - 1940)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Major General Gustave Ramaciotti (1862-1927): Owned the Theatre Royal property by the corners of King and Castlereagh Streets. Was a base commander during World War 1, from 1915-1917. Retired in 1917 and was appointed C.M.G. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110337b.htm |title= "Ramaciotti, Gustave Mario (1861 - 1927)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

Pioneers

* Augustus Alt (1731-1815): First surveyor-general of New South Wales. He arrived with the First Fleet in 1788 and was granted a substantial parcel of land in northern Ashfield. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010013b.htm |title= "Alt, Augustus Theodore Henry (1731 - 1815)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Robert Campbell (senior) (1769-1846): Early settler responsible for giving Ashfield its name. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010190b.htm |title= "Campbell, Robert (1769 - 1846)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* David Ramsay (1794-1860): medical practitioner and merchant. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020314b.htm |title= "Ramsay, David (1794 - 1860)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Elizabeth Underwood (c1794-1858): Early landowner of Ashfield Park estate who subdivided it to form the village of Ashfield in 1838. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020499b.htm |title= "Underwood, Joseph (1779 - 1833)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

Politics

* Joseph Abbott (New South Wales politician) (1843-1903), wool-broker and politiciancite encyclopedia| last = Teale| first = Ruth| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Abbott, Joseph (1843 - 1903)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030003b.htm?hilite=croydon| accessdate = 2008-01-22 | edition = Online| year = 1969 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =3| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.3-4]
* Michael Fitzpatrick (Australian politician) (1816-1881), public servant, land agent and politiciancite encyclopedia| last = Dickey| first = Brian| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Fitzpatrick, Michael (1816 - 1881)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040200b.htm?hilite=croydon| accessdate = 2008-01-22 | edition = Online| year = 1972 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =4| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.184-185]
* Mark Hammond (1844-1908): gold miner, mayor of Ashfield and member of the NSW Parliament. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040379b.htm |title= "Hammond, Mark John (1844 - 1908)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Ninian Melville (1843-1897): a well-known Sydney furniture maker and mortician who subsequently became the Mayor of Ashfield, and a parliamentarian. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050271b.htm |title= "Melville, Ninian (1843 - 1897)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896): Former NSW Premier, lived in Ashfield during the 1870s. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050455b.htm |title= "Parkes, Sir Henry (1815 - 1896)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Herbert Pratten (1865-1928): Jam maker and politician, was mayor of Ashfield and later Federal Minister for Trade and Customs from 1923-1928. Pratten Park named in his honour. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110287b.htm |title= "Pratten, Herbert Edward (1865 - 1928)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Sir Bertram Stevens (1889-1973) was premier of NSW from 1932 to 1939. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120089b.htm |title= "Stevens, Sir Bertram Sydney Barnsdale (1889 - 1973)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

cience

* Richard Baker (1854-1941): Curator/Director of the Technological Museum in Ultimo (now known as the Powerhouse Museum). Lived in Ashfield for 30 years in a house named "Eudesmia", which still stands. Proponent of the decorative use of the Waratah in the logos and symbols. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070154b.htm |title= "Baker, Richard Thomas (1854 - 1941)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Dr John Belisario (1820-1900): Dentist at the later end of the 19th century, recorded as living in Summer Hill in the 1891 census. First dentist in Australia to administer ether to a patient to carry out dental work. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030126b.htm |title= "Belisario, John (1820 - 1900)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Walter Wilson Froggatt (1858-1937), entomologist, founder of the Naturalists' Society of New South Wales and author. Froggatt Crescent in Croydon, and the Froggatt prize for Science at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney are named after him.cite encyclopedia| last = McDonald| first = D.I| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Froggatt, Walter Wilson (1858 - 1937)| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080608b.htm?hilite=croydon| accessdate = 2008-01-22 | edition = Online| year = 1981 | publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =8| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.592-592]
* Ian Clunies Ross (1899-1959): Veterinary scientist and founder of the CSIRO, he was for a while commemorated on the Australian $50 note. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130494b.htm |title= "Clunies Ross, Sir William Ian (1899 - 1959)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Professor Edgeworth David (1858-1934) was a noted geologist and Antartctic explorer. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080242b.htm |title= "David, Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth (1858 - 1934)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

port

* Daphne Akhurst (1903-1933): Five times Australian Open tennis champion. Educated at the Normanhurst School in Ashfield and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070028b.htm |title= "Akhurst, Daphne Jessie (1903 - 1933)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Kevin Berry (1945-2006): Swimmer who won gold in the 200m butterfly at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was a resident of Summer Hill.
* Stanley Rowley (1876-1924): Australian Olympic athlete who won three individual bronze medals (60m, 100m, 200m) at the Paris Olympics in 1900 and also picked up a gold medal as part of the British cross-country team. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110479b.htm |title= "Rowley, Stanley Rupert (1876 - 1924)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

Other

* Margaret Chandler (1934-1963), who died in the infamous Bogle-Chandler case, lived in Croydon with her husband Geoffrey. [cite web | url = http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/sex-drugs-and-a-murder-mystery/2006/08/19/1155408072101.html |title= "Sex, drugs and a murder mystery" | publisher = Sydney Morning Herald | accessdate = 2007-05-13]
* Rev Bill Crews (1944-): As the Minister of Ashfield Uniting Church, he created the Exodus Foundation to assist homeless and abandoned youth.cite web | url = http://www.billcrews.com.au/html/submenu-pages/bill-crews-story.html |title= "The Bill Crews Story" | publisher = Exodus Foundation | accessdate = 2007-04-28]
* David Elphinstone (1847-1916): prominent architect and builder and resident of Summer Hill.
* Edwin Johnson (1835-1894): Education reformer, undersecretary to the Department of Public Instruction. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040546b.htm |title= "Johnson, Edwin (1835 - 1894)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Bea Miles (1902-1973): Eccentric Sydneysider, born in Ashfield but spent much of her later life living on the street and whose life was the inspiration for the book and movie, Lilian's Story. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100486b.htm |title= "Miles, Beatrice (Bea) (1902 - 1973)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]
* Louise Taplin (1859-1901): Matron of The Infants Home Ashfield until her death in 1901. Lead the home through the 1890s depression.
* Evelyn Tildesley (1882-1976): School teacher, principal of Normanhurst School from 1913 to 1925, when she was appointed acting principal of The Women's College at the University of Sydney. Awarded MBE in 1950. [cite web | url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120255b.htm |title= "MilesTildesley, Evelyn Mary (1882 - 1976)" | publisher = Australian Dictionary of Biography | accessdate = 2008-04-01]

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