PAYNE Arthur John (Jack)

Name Arthur John (Jack) PAYNE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1890
Died 1967
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1890 England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship Taylor and Sharp (Henry Nimmo)
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
51 Murray Street, Hobart
94 Liverpool Street, Hobart
105 Liverpool Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 1917, Tasmania, to Ruby Lily Freeman
Other The Australia Watchmaker, December 1953:
‘Jack was born in England but migrated to Australia as a babe in arms, so we can regard him as a fully qualified “Dinkum Aussie.” At the turn of the century, he entered the watchmaking trade with the firm of Taylor and Sharp and was taught the rudiments of the trade by Harry Nimmo, who later distinguished himself by holding the office of President of the South Australian branch of the Guild. After some 25 years of service with Taylor & Sharp, Jack, in partnership with Tas Duncan, opened the business of Duncan and Payne. With the outbreak of World War II, however, the partnership was dissolved, and Jack entered the well-known firm of Rundles, where he stayed until his retirement in 1951. When the Southern sub-branch was founded, Jack was one of the foundation members and acted as Secretary during its first year. When the headquarters transferred to Hobart, he was officially appointed as Secretary, which office he held for several years prior to his election to his present office of President.
Jack has represented Tasmania at two Federal Conferences, firstly in Melbourne in 1951 and again in Adelaide this year. His record of service to the Guild is greatly appreciated by his colleagues, and he is the man who is mainly responsible for keeping the Tasmanian branch alive and virile. This is probably due to his easy-going and tolerant nature.’ 


1950s: President, Horological Guild of Australasia, Tasmanian Branch.

Death 1967, Sydney, New South Wales
The Australian Watchmaker July 1953, November 1953, December 1953.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Marriage Index 1917; Australia Electoral Rolls 1922, 1928, 1949, 1954; Ryerson Index, Death, New South Wales, September 1967.