KNOWLES-KEELING - On August 1, (1903), at Trinity Church, Hobart, by the Rev. Canon Shoobridge, John Pennell, youngest son of the late Robert and Adelaide Knowles, of Melbourne, to Annie Elizabeth (Vivie), second daughter of Job and Lucy Keeling of Hobart, late of Derbyshire, England. 
John Pennell was a regular contributor to the music scene of the early 20th Century, writing lyrics and/or music, or arranging music, for a number of published "popular" songs of the day. Among others, J. Pennell Knowles wrote the music for "There's Rum-uns About" and "When the Wattle Blooms Again" (1905); he was the composer of "See Me At The GPO" and "Forty Winks" (1911); and, between 1914 and 1918, he arranged the music for "It is the Men" and "Kewpie Scottische".  
John Pennell established his own (7-member) Band, known as the J.P.Knowles Orchestra, which was very much in demand for both social functions at local hotels and dance halls and on the concert circuit throughout Tasmania over several decades of the early 20th Century. John Pennell had a parallel career as a Hotel Licensee (Commercial Hotel, Hobart, 1918; Goulburn Hotel, Hobart, 1921).  
John Pennell Knowles passed away on February 22, 1947 and is buried in the Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Hobart. 
Note: Cornelian Bay Cemetery records list John's name as "John Neil Knowles".
On 25 Nov 2011 Peter Knowles wrote:
J. Pennell Knowles; Jack Knowles and his Orchestra; J. P. Knowles Orchestra; J. P. Knowles and his Masters of Melody; Johnny Knowles Dance Band; Johnnie Knowles Dance Band; Johnnie Knowles and the Three Wise Men; J. P. Knowles Rythm Band
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