Name Dennis PROUSE
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1956
Birth/ Baptism Born 1956, Hobart
Apprenticeship Ken Lee, Lee’s Jewellers
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Ulverstone, Devonport
Street Address
Reibey Street, Ulverstone
Other Moved to Ulverstone during primary school years.
Met Ken Lee, watchmaker at Ulverstone Municipal Band, where they were both members.

Started in the trade with an after-school job with Ken at
Lee’s Jewellers, then an apprenticeship.

Dennis subcontracted for Lee’s Jewellers for about two years after completing his apprenticeship. He was then employed by Churcher’s Jewellers of Devonport for three years before undertaking a career change.

In 2012, Dennis said:
‘When I look back on my watchmaking career, it did help to mould me with some personal characteristics that still are quite apparent. I pride myself on being a problem solver, and irrespective of the task at hand, I demand an accuracy not always required but never less than what I have continued to expect from myself.’

Margaret Fay to Graham Mulligan, 17 February 2021; Dennis Prouse to Graham Mulligan, email 22 February 2021.