Peter Knowles

Peter Knowles

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Peter J. Knowles
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and
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Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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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 is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
My great grandfather (Carl Heinrich Biber), born 1837 in Crossen, Prussia, (now Krosno-Odrzanskie, Poland), migrated to Australia in 1855. Brick wall finding parents in Germany/Prussia.
Possible Aunt of Carl Heinrich Biber
Following connections between Hazeldine and Thomas families
Samuel Mottram - British (Red-coat) soldier sent to Australia in 1839 to guard convicts. Still gathering hundreds of descendants in Australia.
William Joseph James Venn (b. 1915 in Perth, Western Australia) and family - connected to Knight and Branson/Mottram descendants.

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On 4 Sep 2018 at 02:03 GMT Miriam Keeling- Henderson wrote:

Hi Peter,

The maiden name for Theresa Miriam Keeling is Nielsen

On 9 Jul 2018 at 05:28 GMT Maree Waite wrote:

Hi Peter, that's OK. Alfred Thomas Maxfield is my great grandfather. Do you know anything about him or the Maxfield family? Maree

On 9 Jul 2018 at 01:02 GMT Maree Waite wrote:

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.

On 10 May 2018 at 21:52 GMT Josephine (Johnson) Colahan wrote:

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

On 10 May 2018 at 09:45 GMT Josephine (Johnson) Colahan wrote:

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

On 6 Dec 2017 at 22:30 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Peter, thanks for following up re Leslie Patzel. We haven’t chatted for a while. Hope things are going great with you.

On 21 Sep 2017 at 09:51 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

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!!

On 29 Aug 2017 at 14:22 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

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

On 9 Apr 2017 at 09:50 GMT John (Bahr) Bähr wrote:

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.

On 5 Oct 2016 at 14:17 GMT Sharon Casteel wrote:

Hi Peter -- Could you put a note on the profiles for Margaret Revely-2 and Revely-1 saying why you don't think they should be merged yet?

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