HANBY Horace Leopold

Name Horace Leopold HANBY
Country Of Origin Australia
Born Approx. 1877
Died 1944
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1877, Point Lonsdale, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria
Parents John and Catherine Hanby (formerly McCann)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Zeehan
Street Address
Main Street, Zeehan
Marriage/Spouse January 1907, Maldon, Victoria, to Stella Emma Draper Hokin (schoolteacher)
Arrival March 1908
Other From approx. 1899: Watchmaker and jeweller, Beechworth, Victoria.
Approx. 1903-1908: Worked in his trade at Maldon in Victoria.

In February 1908, Horace resigned as brass-major in the Maldon Brass Band. The following month, he closed his business, advised repair work could be collected from his private residence, and left Maldon, bound for Zeehan, Tasmania.
A week later, Zeehan watchmaker and jeweller George Whitfield advertised Horace as the new manager of his Zeehan business, following on from predecessor Ernest Hodgkinson.

Horace managed Whitfield’s at Zeehan until about mid-1910, when Ernest Hodgkinson returned and took ownership of the business.

By August 1910, he had left Zeehan and returned to Victoria.

Death 25 September 1944, Geelong, Victoria
Web: Births Deaths Marriages Victoria, Birth Registration No. 22474/1877, Marriage Registration No. 317/1907, Death Registration No. 20665/1944.
Ancestry: Australian & New Zealand Find A Grave Index 1944; Australia City Directories, Melbourne Directory (Sands) 1897, 1907.
Ovens & Murray Advertiser 23 June 1900; The Tarrangower Times & Maldon Advertiser 29 December 1906, 15 February 1908, 11 March 1908; Zeehan & Dundas Herald 19 March 1908, 4 April 1908, 12 October 1909, 2 June 1910, 22 August 1910; Barrier Miner 5 November 1914