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Eliza HALDANE

Eliza HALDANE

Female 1883 - 1972  (88 years)

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  • Name Eliza HALDANE  [1
    Born 29 Oct 1883  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BORN Maylands Adelaide SA
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • Eliza was only 5 years when her father died in 1888 so the family circumstances were not so affluent as she grew up in Adelaide. Before her marriage she worked as a housemaid at Grayson's Coffee Palace (now the Grosvenor Hotel) on North Terrace, Adelaide. Her husband George (Robert) Poole had a dairy at West Hilton where they lived and had their 5 children.

      There is a family story that when she attended the Flinders Street State School, Adelaide, she was very disappointed at not being chosen for the "Thousand Voice Choir "held annually. Showing a determined spirit she went to the Head Master and asked to be included. "Can you sing?" he asked. Of course the answer was yes, so she had her wish and her uncle Jimmy McLean provided the money for her dress.

      However there is a flaw in this story. Only the top class, which in the compilers day was Grade 7 was permitted to take part, ln Eliza's time there were only 5 grades and as soon as the pupil obtained the School Certificate the child could leave no matter what the age. The compilers mother, born 1893 and 12 in 1905 and in the top class, said that there were no "Thousand Voice choirs" until alter W.W.1. (ended in 1918). Therefore it must have been a concert at Eliza's own Flinders Street School.
    Died 26 Sep 1972  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH Royal Adelaide Hospital SA
    Person ID I-1087  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2016 

    Father Robert HALDANE,   b. 13 Aug 1838, Hackney SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1888, Hackney SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Eliza Ann b1851 MCLEAN,   b. 25 Mar 1851, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1911, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1873  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIAGE PLACE: Meadowbank, Res of Allan MacLean Strathalbyn SA (genealogysa.com)
    Divorced 20 Dec 1886  [2
    • Filed for the Dissolution of marriage - petition 628 on 20th December 1886
    Family ID F-254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Robert POOLE,   b. 23 Jan 1877, Yorke Peninsula SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1942, Hilton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Robert POOLE,   b. 11 Oct 1907, Hindmarsh SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1995, Lockleys SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
     2. James Benjamin POOLE,   b. 28 Nov 1909, West Hilton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1991, Urrbrae SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     3. Mary Haldane POOLE,   b. 4 Jun 1912, West Hilton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2004  (Age 91 years)  []
     4. Sylvia Nance POOLE,   b. 14 Jun 1914, Hilton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 2007, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  []
     5. Audrey Laurel POOLE,   b. 4 Apr 1917, West Hilton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2000, Lockleys SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2013 12:24:00 
    Family ID F-361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0048 - Eliza Poole (nee Haldane), Tom Poole & Eliza Ann (nee McLean), & Jim Poole.jpg
    0048 - Eliza Poole (nee Haldane), Tom Poole & Eliza Ann (nee McLean), & Jim Poole.jpg
    0046 - Percy Haldane, Eliza Ann Haldane (nee McLean), Janet Henning (nee Haldane), uncle Jimmy McLean & Allan Haldane.jpg
    0046 - Percy Haldane, Eliza Ann Haldane (nee McLean), Janet Henning (nee Haldane), uncle Jimmy McLean & Allan Haldane.jpg
    0047 - Eliza Poole (nee Haldane), Eliza Ann Haldane (nee McLean), Janet Henning (nee Haldane) - from BRB p139.jpg
    0047 - Eliza Poole (nee Haldane), Eliza Ann Haldane (nee McLean), Janet Henning (nee Haldane) - from BRB p139.jpg
    0049 - Mathews, Poole, Haldane, Miller, Heath & Wells.jpg
    0049 - Mathews, Poole, Haldane, Miller, Heath & Wells.jpg
    0186 - Fountain Villa - Eliza & Thomas Poole, Eliza Ann Haldane & James Poole in 1890.jpg
    0186 - Fountain Villa - Eliza & Thomas Poole, Eliza Ann Haldane & James Poole in 1890.jpg
    DHW H 1778

    Stories
    5014 - Eliza Haldane & George (Robert) Poole
    5014 - Eliza Haldane & George (Robert) Poole
    Allan's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-33] PUBLICATION "Their Name Liveth" p 63 John Mathews, p65.