McNAMARA Michael

Name Michael McNAMARA
Country Of Origin Ireland
Born 1856
Died 1905
Birth/ Baptism Born 1856, Tullagh, County Clare, Ireland
Bapt. 15 April 1856, Tullagh, County Clare, Ireland
Parents John and Catherine McNamara (formerly Walker)
Apprenticeship Hamilton, Victoria
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Miller’s Building, 96 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Arrival According to Michael’s obituary, he emigrated to Australia with relations when he was young.
Other Pre-Tasmania: Worked in Hamilton and Melbourne, Victoria.

Approx. 1877: Moved from Victoria to Tasmania.
Michael was William Henry Golding’s first apprentice.

June 1892: Dissolution of watchmaking and jewellery partnership with William James Oliphant. Michael continued to carry on the business.
May 1893: Advertised for ‘a respectable and well-educated youth as an apprentice.’
Employee: George Miller, six years.

1905: Taylor & Sharp purchased Michael McNamara’s business after his death and advertised they would carry on business in the same premises, Miller’s building, 96 Liverpool Street.

Member of the Executive Committee for the Hobart General Post Office’s new clock and chimes. The clock installation occurred in 1906 after Michael’s death.

Death 27 September 1905, Hobart
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1901.
TAHO: AD960/1/27 Will No. 6665 1905.
Web: Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, Baptism 1856.
The Mercury (Hobart) 14 June 1892; 6 May 1893, 16 July 1898, 28 September 1905, 30 October 1905, 25 November 1905, 18 December 1905, 22 June 1906, 27 June 1906; Tasmanian News 28 September 1905 [Macnamara].