Richard BENNETTS of Cairn
Elizabeth BAWDEN
(1792-Bef 1861)
Edward TEMBY
Elizabeth MAYNE
(Est 1801-)
Joseph BENNETT Gent.
Elizabeth Ann TEMBY
(Abt 1832-)
Matthew ("Mat") BENNETT Gent.


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Matthew ("Mat") BENNETT Gent.

  • Born: 1862, Carngham, Victoria, Australia 2
  • Married: 1889, Victoria, Australia 1
  • Died: 16 Jan 1951, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia 3 4
  • Buried: Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia 5

   Research Notes:

"BENNETT.—On January 16, at a private hospital, Malvern, Matthew, beloved husband of the late Mary Bennett, loved father of Gertrude (Mrs. Carson), Elsie (Mrs. Patullo), Isobel and Josephine (Mrs. Dowling)."


Matthew Bennett, Gent., late of Caulfield, probate 15 Aug 1951, Melbourne, Victoria


" Mr. Bennett C. P. pioneer dies at 88.

Mr. Matthew Bennett, pioneer member of the Country Party, and former M.L.A. for Gippsland West, died yesterday at a private hospital at Malvern, aged 88.

Mr. Bennett was a leading member of the old Farmers' Union, which became the Country Party in 1928. He was one of the original members ol the C.P. Central Council.

He was elected to Parliament at a by-election in October, 1929, and held the seat without difficulty until last year, when he retired from politics.

Mr. Bennett, who had a dairy farm at Catani, in Gippsland, was one of the main agitators for the establishment of the Milk Board.

Mr. W. L. Moss, chief president of the C.P., said last night: "Mr. Bennett always worked hard for his electors.

"The esteem in which he was held was demonstrated, by the ease with which he retained his seat at every election."

The funeral will leave Sleight's chapel, St. Kilda rd., at 10.45 a.m. tomorrow for Brighton Cemetery." 6 7

   Marriage Information:

Matthew married Mary SIMPSON, daughter of Charles Miller SIMPSON and Emma BOND, in 1889 in Victoria, Australia 1. (Mary SIMPSON was born about 1863, died on 2 Aug 1925 in 16 Service St., Hampton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8 9 and was buried in Brighton General Cemetery, Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia 5.)


1 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1889/8351.

2 Ibid, 1862/01167.

3 Ibid, 1951/831.

4 The Age (Melbourne), Wednesday 17 January 1951.

5 BillionGraves.

6 Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989, 442/057.

7 The Argus (Melbourne), Wednesday 17 January 1951.

8 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1925/11522.

9 The Argus (Melbourne), Monday 3 August 1925.

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