MODRIJAN Peter Luigi (Louis)

Name Peter Luigi (Louis) MODRIJAN
Country Of Origin Yugoslavia
Born 1925
Died 1987
Birth/ Baptism Born 25 June 1925, Postojna, Yugoslavia
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship Yugoslavia
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart, Glenorchy
Street Address
13 Grove Road, Glenorchy, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse Approx. 1961, to Heather Lois Crawford Tilsley
Arrival April 1951, Melbourne, Victoria, on the ship Skaubryn
Other According to the Herald newspaper of 11 April 1951, the migrants arriving on the Skaubryn (with some exceptions) were under contract to work for two years at occupations selected by the Australian Government. Peter’s first job was sugar cane cutting in Queensland, followed by train track installation.

From approx. 1961-1987: Worked from his residence in Glenorchy, Hobart, and repaired watches for Myer for 19 years, delivering and collecting work twice weekly. Peter also undertook trade work for watchmaker George Norris.

He returned to his hometown, Postojna in Yugoslavia, for a five-week holiday and died from a heart attack after being there for three weeks.

Death 15 September 1987, Postojna, Yugoslavia
Cremation: Postojna, Yugoslavia
Simon Modrijan to Graham & Sallie Mulligan, phone, October 2019, January 2023.
TAHO: AD960/1/20 1988.
Web: Ancestry: Electoral Roll Tasmania 1972; National Archives of Australia, Series A12073 [Luigi Modrijan).
The Herald 7 April 1951.