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George Philip Doolette (1840 - 1924)

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Sir George Philip Doolette
Born in Sandford, Dublin,Irelandmap
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Husband of — married in Glen Ewin, Highercombe,South Australia,Australiamap
Husband of — married in Birmingham, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in "Merlebank", Caterham, Surrey, Englandmap
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Date: 24 Jan 1840
Place: Sandford, Dublin,Ireland[1]


Date: 17 Mar 1840
Place: Dublin Cathedral


Place: North Road Cemetry, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Occupation: mining entrepreneur
Place: Cashier, Gold Speculator, Draper, Pastoralist, Mining Executive


Date: 17 Mar 1840
Place: Dublin Cathedral


Date: 13 May 1855
Place: 'Nashwauk', wrecked before reaching Port Adelaide


Note: Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885-1954) (about) <Friday 9 June 1916><Page of 51
Sir George P Doolette was one of the
members of the original syndicate which
pegged out the Boulder group of mines. He
floated the Great Boulder mine in Loudon
and he has been for some years chair
man of the London directorate. He is also
a member of the board of several other
Western Australian gold mining companies
which have their head offices in London.
Ha came to this State about seven years
ago and paid a visit of inspection to
most of the important mining centres.
Prior to the Coolgardie advent Sir George
was a prominent business man in Ade-
laide. He is 76 years of age and is the
father of Mr. D.L. Doolette, the manag-
ing director of the Bullfinch company. His
first wife died some years ago and he re-
married, his present wife being a daughter
of the late Rev. Dr Dale, the prominent
Nonconformist divine of Birmingham.
Knighted for "Services to Western Australian Goldfields" in New Years Honours List 1916. Lived in Adelaide for many years (in King William Street), retired to "Merlebank", Caterham Valley, Surrey.
RFN: 145920347
Brougham Place uniting Church
Doolette window
From BPWiki
</wiki/Image:Doolette_window.jpg> </wiki/Image:Doolette_window.jpg>
</wiki/Image:Doolette_window.jpg> </wiki/Image:Doolette_window.jpg>Click to enlargeOn the western wall is the Doolette window, at the entrance to the church. The colours and the beauty of that window are an inspiration. The window was donated by George P. Doolette in memory of his wife, Mary, who died on 19 February 1890. They had been members of the church since 1873, when they lived in Buxton Street. Mr. Doolette, who was later Chairman of the Congregational Union of SA, was born in Dublin in 1839 and died in 1907. The minutes of the Church Meeting held on 29th April 1891 record the following resolution -
That the Church place on record its grateful recognition of the thoughtfulness and liberality of Mr. G.P. Doolette in placing in the Church building the beautiful memorial window recently completed. The window, while enhancing the beauty of the church, is also a suitable memorial of the late Mrs. Doolette whose most invaluable (work?) in connection with our various church organisation were (we believe) highly honoured of God and whose memory is still fragrant in our midst.
40 King william Street Doolette, George P., tailor and outfitter
A "novel signboard" in G.P. Doolette's shop is described in the Register, 11 February 1881, page 5d.
Doolette Bay (Antarctica)A bay lying at the junction of the western side of the Ninnis Glacier Tongue with the mainland. Discovered by the AAE (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson, who named it after G.P. Doolette of Perth, a patron of the expedition.
Knighted for "Services to Western Australian Goldfields" in New Year's Honours List 1916. Lived in Adelaide for many years (in King William Street). Retired to "Merlebank", Caterham Valley, Surrey.
"Doolette, George Philip 1840-1925, Mining Entrepreneur." Author: Gibbs, R.M., McLeary, A. Melbourne:Melbourne University Press (1981)
LONDON, September 25.
The marriage of. Mr. G. P. Doolette, of
Adelaide, and Miss Lizzie Dale, daughter
of the late Rev. Dr. R. W. Dale, the
eminent Cougregationalist minister, was
celebrated at Birmingham to-day. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Dr. Fairbarrn, Principal of Mansfield
College, Oxford, assisted hy the Rev.
Mr. Berry, and the church was crowded.
Among those present wore several pro-
minent members of the Congregational

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  • WikiTree profile Doolette-13 created through the import of TLCP Ancestors.ged on May 6, 2012 by Graham Peters. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Graham and others.
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