Sidney Thomas Kellalea

M, b. circa 1889, d. 1962
FatherThomas Kellalea
MotherEmily Snowden
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Sidney Thomas Kellalea married Marguerite Hull, daughter of Joshua Hull and Elizabeth Mary McGhee. Sidney Thomas Kellalea was born circa 1889.
Sidney Thomas Kellalea died in 1962.

Family

Marguerite Hull b. 1895, d. 1980
Children

Herbert Carrington Kellalea

M, b. 1917
FatherSidney Thomas Kellalea b. c 1889, d. 1962
MotherMarguerite Hull b. 1895, d. 1980
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Herbert Carrington Kellalea was born in 1917 at Malvern, Melbourne, VictoriaG.

Mary Elizabeth Kellalea

F, b. 1915
FatherSidney Thomas Kellalea b. c 1889, d. 1962
MotherMarguerite Hull b. 1895, d. 1980
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Mary Elizabeth Kellalea was born in 1915 at Malvern, Melbourne, VictoriaG.

Sidney Myles Kellalea

M, b. 1920, d. 1958
FatherSidney Thomas Kellalea b. c 1889, d. 1962
MotherMarguerite Hull b. 1895, d. 1980
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Sidney Myles Kellalea was born in 1920 at St Kilda, MelbourneG. He appeared on the census of 1943 at 24 Lansell Crescent, Camberwell, MelbourneG, where he was described as being an Engineer.
Sidney Myles Kellalea died in 1958 at Orbost, VictoriaG.

Douglas Thomas Kellalea

M, b. circa 1924, d. 1977
FatherSidney Thomas Kellalea b. c 1889, d. 1962
MotherMarguerite Hull b. 1895, d. 1980
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Douglas Thomas Kellalea was born circa 1924.
Douglas Thomas Kellalea died in 1977.

Emily Snowden

F
Last Edited12 Oct 2011
     Her married name was Kellalea.
Emily Snowden married Thomas Kellalea.

Family

Thomas Kellalea
Child

Thomas Kellalea

M
Last Edited12 Oct 2011
     Thomas Kellalea married Emily Snowden.

Family

Emily Snowden
Child

William Ah Ket

M, b. 20 June 1876, d. 6 August 1936

William Ah Ket
The Age, Friday 21st November 1902
FatherMah Ah Ket b. c 1870, d. b 1902
MotherHing Ung d. c 1902
Last Edited10 May 2019
     William Ah Ket was born on 20 June 1876 at Wangaratta, VictoriaG.
From The Mercury (Hobart, Tasmania) Mon 14 Jan 1889, p3:
ALBURY, January 10 1889.
Four intelligent and respectable native born Chinese children, the eldest being a girl of 14, were stopped on the arrival of the afternoon train from Melbourne by Mr. Joyce, the sub-collector, for entering the colony without naturalisation papers. In answer to the Customs officer, the girl said that they were the children of Mah Ket, Interpreter, of Wangaratta, where they were bom and educated, and that they were going on a visit to their sister, Mrs. Ah Sam, at Gerogery. She understood that native-born children were free to go any- where in Australia. The Customs officer thought otherwise, but instead of giving them in charge he sent them back by the same train to Victoria. It is the opinion of the magistrates here that the law is not meant to apply to native-born children, and that the officer should have allowed the children to go on their journey.

William Ah Ket married Gertrude Victoria Bullock, daughter of Walter Herbert Bullock and Frances Amelia Buncle, on 16 November 1912 at Methodist Church, Kew, Melbourne, VictoriaG. Vic Reg No: 1912/9518R. William Ah Ket was William took over the role of Acting Chinese Consul-General for a period as the encumberred Consul-General went to China. This we know from an article in the Cairns Post on Thu 14th August 1913 on page 4 which reads:
VISITING CHINA.
Among the passengers by the E. and A. Co.'s steamer St Albans, which leaves Cairns this morning, is Mr. Yung Yiang Hwang, Chinese Consul-General in Australia, who is making a visit to China.
Mr. William Ah Ket, the well-known barrister, has been appointed acting Consul-General, and took over Mr. Hwang's duties on or about July 28.
It is not generally known that Mr. Hawang is the only consul in the Chinese service whose appointment has been confirmed by the Republican
Government. on 28 July 1913.
As a Barrister, William fought against the requirements of the 1907 Factories (Employment of Chinese) Act, which discriminated against Chinese residents, and successfully opposed legislative amendments in 1904, 1905 and 1907 which would have specifically discriminated against Chinese residents in the furniture industry. He was a co-founder of the Australian-Chinese Association and one of two delegates from the Chinese community in Australia to the opening of the Chinese national parliament of 1912. In 1913-14 and 1917, he acted as Consul-General for China in Melbourne.
William Ah Ket (1876–1936), lawyer and campaigner for Chinese rights, was born in Wangaratta, Victoria. His father, Ah Ket, and mother, Hing Ung, had established one of the first tobacco farms on the King River. William Ah Ket was educated at Wangaratta High School and was also taught at home by a Chinese tutor. As a teenager, his proficiency in both English and Chinese enabled him to act as a court interpreter. He had a distinguished legal career specialising in civil law, and for three decades was the only Chinese barrister and solicitor in Melbourne. In 1912 he married Gertrude Victoria Bullock.
William Ah Ket established a committee to oppose the proposed Immigration Restriction Act and he was also active in the Anti-Opium League of Victoria which attempted to bring about social reform among Chinese in Australia and abroad. A Paper on the Chinese and the Factories Acts, published in 1906, defended the rights of Chinese workers and factory owners against unfair legislation. The Melbourne Chinese Chamber of Commerce asked him to represent Australian Chinese at the opening of the first Chinese Parliament in Beijing in December, 1912 and he was Acting Consul for China in 1913–1914 and 1917.

tional Museum of Australia, Canberra. http://nma.gov.au/collections/collection_interactives/harvest_of_endurance_html_version/the_people/william_ah_ket/.
William Ah Ket died on 6 August 1936 at 1 Dandenong Road, Malvern, Melbourne, VictoriaG, at age 60. Bill died from arteriosclerosis with which he had suffered for years and and renal failure (uraemia) which he had had for 7 days. He was last seen by his Doctor [Dr Isabelaa A. Phillip] on the day of his death. He was cremated on 7 August 1936 at The Necropolous - Springvale Crematorium, Springvale, MelbourneG. His obituary in the Recorder (Port Pirie S.A.) of Friday 7th August 1936, p1, reads as: BRILLIANT MELBOURNE BARRISTER, MR. W. AH KET DEAD
Meteoric Career Ends
MELBOURNE, Thursday
The death occurred today of Mr. William Ah Ket, barrister, at his home in Malvern.
A full-blooded Chinese, Mr. Ah Ket began his association with the courts when as a boy at Wangaratta, he acted as interpreter.
After a brilliant course at the University, where he won the Supreme Court Judges' prize, he quickly established a reputation as an able lawyer in Civil Courts.
Although he was a brilliant cross-examiner, Mr. Ah Ket exploited his talents as a conciliator even more than as a fighter, and a large proportion of the cases he handled were settled out of court.
Mr.Ah Ket is survived by a widow, two sons, and two daughters.

Family

Gertrude Victoria Bullock b. 1887, d. a Jan 1943
Children

Mah Ah Ket

M, b. circa 1870, d. before 1902
Last Edited28 Dec 2012
     Mah Ah Ket married Hing Ung. Mah Ah Ket was born circa 1870 at ChinaG. He was known to be a storekeeper in Wangaratta.
Mah Ah Ket died before 1902.

Family

Hing Ung d. c 1902
Children

Gertrude Victoria Bullock

F, b. 1887, d. after January 1943
FatherWalter Herbert Bullock b. c 1851, d. 31 Oct 1921
MotherFrances Amelia Buncle d. 9 Jun 1919
Last Edited27 Dec 2012
     Gertrude Victoria Bullock also went by the name of Gert. She was born in 1887 at Clifton Hill, VictoriaG.
Gertrude Victoria Bullock married William Ah Ket, son of Mah Ah Ket and Hing Ung, on 16 November 1912 at Methodist Church, Kew, Melbourne, VictoriaG. Vic Reg No: 1912/9518R. Her married name was Ah Ket.
At the date of her daughter Toylaam marriage, Gerte was living alone in Gleneira Road, Ripponlea.
At the wedding Toylaam was given away by her brother William.
Gertrude Victoria Bullock died after January 1943.

Family

William Ah Ket b. 20 Jun 1876, d. 6 Aug 1936
Children

Stanley Albert Marc Ah Ket

M, b. 1915
FatherWilliam Ah Ket b. 20 Jun 1876, d. 6 Aug 1936
MotherGertrude Victoria Bullock b. 1887, d. a Jan 1943
Last Edited2 Dec 2011
     Stanley Albert Marc Ah Ket was solicitor
During WWII was a Liason Officer for Australia in the USA.
Stanley Albert Marc Ah Ket died. In a plane crash whilst returning to Australia (during WWII?) He was born in 1915 at Caulfield, VictoriaG. Vic Reg No: 20085.

Geraldine Melaan Marc Ket

F, b. 1918
FatherWilliam Ah Ket b. 20 Jun 1876, d. 6 Aug 1936
MotherGertrude Victoria Bullock b. 1887, d. a Jan 1943
Last Edited2 Dec 2011
     Her married name was Williams.
Geraldine Melaan Marc Ket married Len Williams. Geraldine Melaan Marc Ket was born in 1918 at Caulfield, VictoriaG. Vic Reg No: 26171. Her was commonly known as Melaan.

Family

Len Williams

Margaret Toylaan Ket

F, b. 1920
FatherWilliam Ah Ket b. 20 Jun 1876, d. 6 Aug 1936
MotherGertrude Victoria Bullock b. 1887, d. a Jan 1943
Last Edited28 Dec 2012
     Her married name was Allen. Margaret Toylaan Ket was born in 1920 at Caulfield, VictoriaG. Her was commonly known as Toylaam.

Unknown Ah Ket

?, b. circa 1834, d. 1915
Last Edited2 Dec 2011
     Died at age 81.
Unknown mother or father. Unknown Ah Ket was born circa 1834.
Unknown Ah Ket died in 1915 at Ballaarat, VictoriaG.

Walter Herbert Bullock

M, b. circa 1851, d. 31 October 1921
Last Edited27 Dec 2012
     Walter Herbert Bullock was born circa 1851 at Cambridge, EnglandG.
Walter Herbert Bullock married Frances Amelia Buncle, daughter of John Buncle and W. H. (?), in 1875 at VictoriaG.
Walter Herbert Bullock died on 31 October 1921 at Harp Road, East Kew, MelbourneG.

Family

Frances Amelia Buncle d. 9 Jun 1919
Children

Frances Amelia Buncle

F, d. 9 June 1919
FatherJohn Buncle
MotherW. H. (?)
Last Edited27 Dec 2012
     Frances Amelia Buncle was born at Crewe, Cheshire, EnglandG. Her married name was Bullock.
Frances Amelia Buncle married Walter Herbert Bullock in 1875 at VictoriaG.
Frances Amelia Buncle died on 9 June 1919 at 65 Princess Street, Kew, MelbourneG.

Family

Walter Herbert Bullock b. c 1851, d. 31 Oct 1921
Children

Len Williams

M
Last Edited2 Dec 2011
     Len Williams was born at EnglandG.
Len Williams married Geraldine Melaan Marc Ket, daughter of William Ah Ket and Gertrude Victoria Bullock.

Hing Ung

F, d. circa 1902
Last Edited26 Dec 2012
     Hing Ung married Mah Ah Ket.
Hing Ung died circa 1902.

Family

Mah Ah Ket b. c 1870, d. b 1902
Children

Alberta Ah Ket

F, b. circa 1882, d. 5 November 1914
FatherMah Ah Ket b. c 1870, d. b 1902
MotherHing Ung d. c 1902
Last Edited28 Dec 2012
     Alberta Ah Ket was born circa 1882. As of 1907,her married name was Young.
Alberta Ah Ket married Timy Kang-ng Young in 1907. Reg Vic No: 3040.
Alberta Ah Ket died on 5 November 1914 at Park Street, Brunswick, VictoriaG. From the Wangaratta Chronicle of Sat 7 Nov 1914, p2: Death in Melbourne.-The death took place at her residence, Park Btreet, Brunswick, on Thursday morning, of Mrs T. Young, daughter of the late Mr. Mah Ket, of Wangaratta. Deceased, who was 32 years of age, was well known in Wangaratta, and for many years conducted a confectionery business, and latterly the Gem Tea Rooms. She was a splendid business woman, and her civility and genial disposition gained her very many friends. On her marriage to Mr, Young some few years back she removed to the city, and had resided at Brunswick ever since. While in Wangaratta she was a staunch worker in the Methodist Church, amongst which denominatioin she had numbers of friends.