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Ennever Street, Bardon, Queensland, Australia

Ennever Street, Bardon, Queensland, Australia


Tree: 2. East End Ennevers

The possible origins of Ennever Street were first featured in the October 2010 newsletter since when I have been in contact with the Brisbane City Council, who were very helpful and told me: “Ennever Street Bardon, formerly First Avenue, was named in March 1939 as part of a programme to replace duplicate street names in Brisbane. The only information we have is that Ennever was a Victorian (as in State of Victoria) pioneer. I have found an entry relating to a Robert George Ennever in A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the Name Index of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol I (A-K), 1987, compiled by HJ Gibney & Ann G Smith, p 211. An extract is attached. The abbreviation “WWA (IPS)* 1935 (port.)” at the foot of the entry means that the source of the article was Who’s Who in Australia, 1935 (International Press Service Association, Melbourne) and that the item in that publication contains a portrait. The other reference, “dr”, means “information from death registration”.

It is probable that the Ennever was in fact Robert as the biography indicates he first settled in Melbourne, Victoria where we know he started his business. He later moved to Sydney, New South Wales where the Ennever & Appleton business became established and Robert George became a respected member of the business community. As Robert George had no links to Queensland it is also just possible that the Ennever referred to is William Joseph Ennever founder of The Pelman Institute which had offices throughout the world, and his Australian office was again in Victoria. The use of the word 'pioneer' strongly suggests Robert George Ennever however although it is somewhat surprising that Brisbane celebrates someone who had no connection with their town or state.

Latitude: -27.5000000, Longitude: 153.0166667


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   Last name, First name(s)    Misc    Person ID   Tree 
1 ENNEVER, Robert George  1939Ennever Street, Bardon, Queensland, Australia I1306 2. East End Ennevers 
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