Neil Croll

Neil Croll

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Neil D. Croll
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 14 Dec 2018
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  • The Argus 6 March 1945: Notice of birth
  • The Argus 31 July 1951: Notice of death of grandmother and family details
  • The Age 31 July 1951: Notice of death of grandmother and family details


I was born during the last stages of World War II and initially lived with my mother and grandmother in Kew, Victoria. When my father returned from being a war-time Air Force officer we moved to a house called 'Copper Beeches' in Hilton Avenue, Ferny Creek, overlooking the city of Melbourne. With my sister on the way we moved again, this time to a house built by my paternal grandmother at 53 The Boulevard, Hawthorn, where we stayed for the next couple of decades.

I was rather unsuccessfully educated at Scotch College, where I swam, played hockey and bagpipes and did little else. I then worked as a motor mechanic for several years until an injury stopped me, whereupon I completed my schooling part-time and began working as a technician, mainly on research projects. Wanting more security than research grants offered I trained as a Psychiatric Nurse at Mont Park Hospital, Melbourne. I worked in a variety of positions in mental health, including a stint as a lecturer at a College of Advanced Education. During that time I completed a bridging course and a Graduate Diploma in Community Health at the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences.

Like all young children, well-meaning adults had exposed me to lots of stories about how the world works, and at last I began questioning what I believed and what I could discount as rubbish. I looked around at how this could be done and finally started a Bachelor of Theology in 1982. At first I thought I would specialise in pastoral care, but found myself unexpectedly fascinated by Old Testament studies and spent as much time as I was allowed in that area. I continue to read in that area, although I now describe myself as an informed atheist.

Returning to mental health I completed a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration and worked in community psychogeriatrics. I then took a position at the place that was to take on several identities before settling as the Bendigo campus of LaTrobe University. I completed a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration, in the course of which I was dragged kicking and screaming into the area of health policy, a specialty area of LaTrobe University. In Bendigo I taught in a variety of courses, specialising in health policy and law as well as mental health nursing subjects.

Academics find themselves taking on the role of de facto editor, especially with research students. Towards the end of my time at LaTrobe University I was commissioned to convert a face-to-face course to a text-based distance education model, and I wrote, commissioned other authors' writing, copy-edited, liaised with the publications department, ordered the printing, packed the final packages and dispatched them. I had been involved in academic editing since 1983, and after I left LaTrobe University and no longer needed to do it as part of my regular job I decided to find out how it should be done, so I completed a Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. I registered as a business and worked as a freelance editor, mainly editing Masters and PhD theses and writing and editing educational material.

My wife and I love the sea, from which Bendigo is a long way. We looked around large parts of the Australian coast for a place to move, finally deciding on Tasmania after I was offered a contract with the mental health services in Hobart. So from sailing on Lake Eppalock, near Bendigo, we found ourselves sailing on the beautiful D'entrecasteaux Channel. After my contract was over I worked at a couple of private mental health clinics before retiring entirely.


Neil was born in 1945.Neil is still living. [1]


  1. Personal recollection of events witnessed by Katrina Gonda as remembered 18 Jul 2017.

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On 14 Dec 2018 at 20:08 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:

Hello Neil

Welcome to Wikitree! Good to see another member with an interest in Australia on the site. Perhaps you might like to join our Australia Project or one of the sub projects?

Ask questions and keep updated in the G2G Forum by adding the tag ‘ Australia’, or see us on Facebook Wikitree in Australia.

Veronica, Volunteer Greeter and Australia Project Co-Leader

On 1 Jan 2018 at 23:27 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 21 Dec 2017 at 17:10 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

On 17 Oct 2017 at 23:06 GMT Benjamin Molesworth wrote:

Thank you Neil. At this stage with the Henderson's I'm happy for any new connection, particularly further back. Being from Kew, I would think that it is quite likely we could be closely related. My grandparents, and two generations before them are mostly from Kew. I'll have a look at your tree and see if there is a connection. Thank you, Ben.

On 25 Aug 2017 at 08:51 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Neil and thanks for your post on G2Gl

I’ve added the Irish Roots and UK Project badges to your profile. If you click on each badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on Irish Roots Project will take you to the first page of the project. I've added your good self to the member interest page. Here you can let others know which counties or names you are researching etc. Same with United Kingdom Project plus Scotland Project.

Thanks for joining these and good luck with your research.


On 25 Jun 2017 at 01:08 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Neil,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

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Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

On 11 Apr 2016 at 02:42 GMT E. Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick wrote:

Got your email Neil. Good luck on your trip to Europe & hope you get to see some of your ancestors in Scotland.


On 9 Apr 2016 at 02:24 GMT E. Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick wrote:

Hi Neil - just sent you a letter Sorry it wasn't answered sooner, but if you could put my on your trusted list, will put you on my Croal, Croall, Croll list too.

Lauraine Syrnick

On 10 Dec 2015 at 16:18 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Thank you for signing the Honor code. Collaboration, accurate information and good sources are the basis for a great WikiTree.

By signing the Honor Code you're telling others you are a responsible Wiki genealogist.

Feel free to ask me via my profile page if you have any questions.

Have a nice journey on Wikitree,

Guy - Wikitree Mentor / Leader

On 27 Oct 2015 at 01:44 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Hello & Welcome, to WikiTree! We're growing a FREE worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile per person.

"Sources are critically important for genealogy. Some even say that genealogy without sources is mythology. Even if you're just a casual family historian recording modern family history, you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from."

Feel free to ask questions at our G2G forum. Also, our help pages menu, top right, has some very useful information.

Our Honor Code is why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree, so please take some time to read it. Want to join us? Check the volunteer box and leave a brief comment about your genealogical journey. Happy researching - Patt

Queen Victoria Neil is 25 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 29 degrees from Burl Ives and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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