PIPER Alister Graeme

Name Alister Graeme PIPER
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1929
Died 1998
Birth/ Baptism Born 3 January 1929, Nurse Hodges’ Private Hospital, 25 Canning Street, Launceston
Parents Julius Norman and Ada Letitia Isabelle Piper (formerly Scott)
Apprenticeship With his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
St John Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse February 1953, Margaret St Methodist Church, Launceston, to Betty McLean
Other Worked in the family business, J N Piper and Sons.

1960: Alister Graeme and his brother John Burnett inherited the business following their father’s death.

Daughter Lynda and son-in-law Robert Nicholls followed in the family business, later trading as Launceston Precision Jewellers. Their son Ben Nicholls, now 5th generation, joined the firm in 2002. He still uses some of his great-great grandfather’s original tools and specialises in jewellery manufacture and repairs, plus mercurial barometer restoration.

SEE Pipers Jewellers

Death 7 January 1998
Piper family archives.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Electoral Rolls 1954, 1968, 1972; City of Launceston, Carr Villa Cemetery 1998.
The Examiner (Launceston) 5 January 1929; 10 February 1953, 27 June 2020.