Peter Knowles
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Peter Knowles

Peter J. Knowles
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and
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Father of [private child (unknown - unknown)]
Died 2020s.
Profile last modified | Created 2 Oct 2011
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Peter Knowles was a wonderful member of our WikiTree community who has passed away. Peter Knowles made many contributions and will be missed.


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Peter Knowles was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1940. The third son of Albert Clive and Christina Doris Knowles, as a child, he lived at 26 Maverston Street, Burwood (now Glen Iris) and attended Hartwell State (Primary) School (see photo and comment) and thence Camberwell High School (photo) and Swinburne Institute of Technology. (See also school photos at [ ] )

Hartwell State School

Peter married Lesley Macdonald in 1971 (no issue). They divorced in 1984 and Peter remarried to Dianne Watson. He adopted Dianne's daughter, Michelle and now has two grandchildren, Ethan and Tegan (Walsh).

In adult life Peter lived at Burwood, Malmsbury, Hawthorn, Croydon South, Surrey Hills, Chirnside Park and Caulfield North (current), (all in Victoria, Australia).

Peter's Involvement with the Scouting Movement, from 1948 to 1973, included many years of enjoyment as a child and youth, followed by leadership roles in both Scouts and Senior Scouts (Venturers) at Canterbury and Glen Iris.

Employment includes:

?? Clerk, Claims Dept., Victorian Railways

Sales, Kodak, Photographic Retailer ??

?? Sales, R H Wagner, Photographic Retailer

Ambulance Driver, Victorian Civil Ambulance??

?? Youth Worker, Turana YTC, Malmsbury YTC, Hawthorn YWS

Taxi Driver ??

Licence Testing Officer, Victoria Police
Project Officer, Registrations, Road Traffic Authority
Office Manager, Registration & Licence Testing, RTA

Assistant Director, VTA ??

Since retiring from full-time employment in June, 2003, Peter has undertaken voluntary work with Vision Australia (from 2005 to 2012), assisting in Activities Groups for members suffering blindness or low vision. He also assists with adaptation to recent advances in "Daisy" technology, giving improved access to "talking books" (pictured, top right).


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Peter. I am the granddaughter of Flora Donovan. Born Nelson. 1881. Adelaide South Australia. I have a lot of information on this family. If you would like to email me. [email address removed] I would be happy to let you have details etc. Jennifer Kohlman. Melbourne. Australia.
posted by Jennifer Adams
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posted by Admin WikiTree
Peter, you are manager for James Cumming, Cumming 1343, that came up as possible match for James Cummings b abt 1817, Ireland, Canada or New York. m Mariah Catherine Homeston, father of William S, Lucinda and Nathan Uriah (Cummings). I am leary to merge them and also leary not to. How do I proceed? Thank you for any help you may offer.
posted by Kamai VanAken
Hi Peter,

The maiden name for Theresa Miriam Keeling is Nielsen

Hi Peter, that's OK. Alfred Thomas Maxfield is my great grandfather. Do you know anything about him or the Maxfield family? Maree
posted by Maree Waite
Hi Peter, just letting you know that I changed Alfred Thomas Maxfield's year of birth from 1871 to 1872. I left a message on his profile explaining the reasons why I made that change. Maree.
posted by Maree Waite
Hello Peter

Thank you for your reply. I've updated Blake/Geard connection and added some sources - I'm quite comfortable that Job Geard married Maria Blake in Bothwell in 1859, and she died in 1865. Can you assist me with Maria's birth about 1837 as I haven't located her birth in the Tasmanian Names Index? There are several 'Robert Blakes' so I'd like to be sure she is attached to the correct one! I see in Maria and Job Geard's marriage that Harriet North witnessed their marriage. As William North witnessed Harriet's marriage I suspect that this is the William North who went to the Victorian goldfields with Bowden and Knowles as per your story. Evidence enough - but I thought you may direct me to hard evidence. Warm regards, Josephine

Hello Peter

I adopted the orphan Job Geard; and you may like to take a look to see if it equates to your knowledge of Job's family. Warm regards, Josephine

Hi Peter, thanks for following up re Leslie Patzel. We haven’t chatted for a while. Hope things are going great with you.
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Peter, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Blue Badged "Generous Genealogist". Your continued dedication to Wikitree has been noticed and appreciated by others. Thank you!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Peter, thank you for all the Thomas-related research you have done and the profiles you have created! Great work! They were a prolific family. Regards Gillian
posted by Gillian Thomas
Thanks Peter for picking up my mistake re Percy Venn. I think I got him confused with Phillip Venn who died about 2 years old in 1895.
posted by John (Bahr) Bähr

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