Amanda Judith Berg1

F, #339131, b. 10 March 1969
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Amanda Judith Berg was born on 10 March 1969.1 She is the daughter of Derek Oliver Berg and Judith Ailsa Minchin.2

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Vivienne Patricia Minchin1

F, #339132, b. 18 December 1951
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Vivienne Patricia Minchin was born on 18 December 1951.1 She is the daughter of Lester Hugh St. Clair Minchin and Jean Mary Down.2 She married Chris Warren circa February 1974 at St. Albans Church, Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.3
     From circa February 1974, her married name became Warren. She lived in 1976 at 1 Frances Street, Lindfield, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  3. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, The Sun-Herald, Sunday, 10 February, 1974, p.105. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.

Devon George Minchin1

M, #339133, b. 28 May 1919, d. 30 May 2014
Last Edited=7 Jun 2017
     Devon George Minchin was born on 28 May 1919 at Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.2 He was the son of Alfred Hugh Minchin and Dora Muriel Donaldson.3 He married, firstly, Susan Stephanie Scot-Skirving, daughter of Robert Christopher Churchill Scot-Skirving and Leila Stephanie Barton, on 1 March 1946 at St. Mark’s, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.4 He married, secondly, Betty Irene Rushbrook, daughter of Ernest Alfred Rushbrooke and Muriel Irene Edwards, on 16 April 1952 at St Jude’s Anglican Church, Dural, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in a NSW BDM index no. 9318/1952 marriage.5 He married, thirdly, Margaret Olive (?) in 1963. He and Betty Irene Rushbrook were divorced in 1964 at Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.6 He died on 30 May 2014 at age 95.
     He was educated at Knox Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.7 He gained the rank of Flying Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He wrote the book The Potato Man, published 1944.1 He was Director of Metropolitan Security Services at Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1 He lived in 1976 at 5 Winton Street, Warrawee, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1 Devon George Minchin lived at 51 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville, Queensland, AustraliaG.

Children of Devon George Minchin and Betty Irene Rushbrook

Children of Devon George Minchin and Margaret Olive (?)

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S5447] Unknown agency, World War 2 Nominal Roll (n.p.: Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs, Canberra, 2002). Hereinafter cited as World War 2 Nominal Roll.
  3. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  4. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, marriage notices, Saturday 9 March 1946, p.30. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, Approaching Marriages, Thursday 20 March 1952, p.20.
  6. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, Law Notices, 10 April 1964, p.9 & 5 May 1964, p.13.
  7. [S503] AustLit: The Resource for Australian Literature, online unknown url. Hereinafter cited as AustLit.
  8. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.

Robert Christopher Churchill Scot-Skirving

M, #339134, b. 18 July 1888, d. 7 April 1976
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Robert Christopher Churchill Scot-Skirving was born at Elizabeth Street, Hyde Park, Sydney / NSW BDM index no. 2320/1888 on 18 July 1888 at Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1 He was the son of Robert Scot-Skirving and Lucy Susan Hester.2 He married Leila Stephanie Barton, daughter of Edmund Barton and Jane Mason Ross, on 1 December 1915 at London, EnglandG, in a at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, Brompton Road, London marriage.3,4 He died on 7 April 1976 at age 87 at 'Karoola' near Winton, Queensland, AustraliaG.5,4
     He lived at Karoola, Winton, Queensland, AustraliaG.6 He was Grazier.

Children of Robert Christopher Churchill Scot-Skirving and Leila Stephanie Barton

Citations

  1. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, birth notice, Friday 20 July 1888, p.1. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.
  3. [S203] Announcements, The Times, London, U.K., Thursday, 2 December 1915; pg. 11; Issue 41027; col B—Marriages. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  4. [S449] ABC Online, online unknown url. Hereinafter cited as ABC Online.
  5. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, death notice, 8 April 1976.
  6. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  7. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]

Susan Stephanie Scot-Skirving1

F, #339135, b. 17 September 1918, d. 24 April 1948
Last Edited=7 Jun 2017
     Susan Stephanie Scot-Skirving was born registry volume 2b, page 117 on 17 September 1918 at Eastbourne, Sussex, EnglandG.2,3 She was the daughter of Robert Christopher Churchill Scot-Skirving and Leila Stephanie Barton.4,5 She married Devon George Minchin, son of Alfred Hugh Minchin and Dora Muriel Donaldson, on 1 March 1946 at St. Mark’s, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.6 She died on 24 April 1948 at age 29 at SingaporeG, from polio.7,8,9
     From 1 March 1946, her married name became Minchin.

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S5447] Unknown agency, World War 2 Nominal Roll (n.p.: Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs, Canberra, 2002). Hereinafter cited as World War 2 Nominal Roll.
  3. [S309] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005 > 1918 > Q3-Jul-Aug-Sep. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  5. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.
  6. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, marriage notices, Saturday 9 March 1946, p.30. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, death notice, 28 April 1948, p.18.
  8. [S449] ABC Online, online unknown url, ‘Winton's link to the first Prime Minister’, 12 March 2001. Hereinafter cited as ABC Online.
  9. [S481] Notices, The Canberra Times, Canberra, Australia, Tuesday 27 April 1948, p.4.. Hereinafter cited as The Canberra Times.


Nicholas Hugh Minchin1

M, #339136, b. 15 April 1953
Last Edited=12 Jul 2011
     Nicholas Hugh Minchin was born on 15 April 1953 at Epping, New South Wales, AustraliaG.2 He is the son of Devon George Minchin and Betty Irene Rushbrook.3,1 He married Kerry Louise Wakefield on 12 January 1984.2
     He was Solicitor; Liberal Party official; politician. He was educated Knox Grammar School; BEc. LLB (ANU). Nicholas Hugh Minchin (born 15 April 1953), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate since July 1993, representing South Australia. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and was educated at the Australian National University, where he gained degrees in law and economics. He was a solicitor before entering politics.

Minchin was a staff member for the Liberal Party's Federal Secretariat 1977-83, Deputy Federal Director of the Liberal Party in 1983, South Australian State Director and Campaign Director of the Liberal Party 1985-93.[1]

Minchin was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1994-96, holding the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, John Howard. Since that time he has been a close confidant of Howard's and is one of his most trusted political advisors. Minchin's progress in the ministry has been rapid. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister John Howard 1996-97, Special Minister of State and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister 1997-98, and Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 1998-2001, with a seat in the Cabinet. He was Minister for Finance and Administration from November 2001 until the defeat of the Howard government at the 2007 Federal Election. Until the 2007 election he also held the posts of Leader of the Government in the Senate and Vice-President of the Executive Council.

Minchin is seen as a leader of the dominant conservative faction of the Liberal Party and supports the abolition of Australia's compulsory voting system, on the stated basis that 'compulsory voting is a fundamental breach of ... civil liberties.' He also remains one of the few supporters of states' rights in cabinet. As Leader of the Government in the Senate he played a significant role in pursuing and defending its reforms of the Senate committee system, implemented in 2006 following his government's success in securing a majority of Senate seats at the 2004 election.[2]

Known as an economic liberal, Minchin has been a strong proponent of privatisation and wholesale labour market deregulation. He has defended the full privatisation of Telstra, and argued that the Commonwealth should sell its Telstra shares to buy a portfolio of other income-earning investments rather than spend the profits on national infrastructure.[3]

In March 2006, Minchin received extensive media coverage when he highlighted the dilemma his government faced in the field of industrial relations and aired his views about future policy proposals. Speaking at a conference of the HR Nicholls Society in a discussion about another wave of industrial relations reforms following the next election which would include having the award system and Industrial Relations Commission scrapped, Minchin declared: 'The fact is the great majority of the Australian people do not support what we are doing on industrial relations. They violently disagree.'[4][5]

In a March 2007 letter, Minchin expressed doubts that climate change is caused by human activity.[6]

On 6 November 2007 Liberal Leader Brendan Nelson appointed Minchin as Shadow Minister for Defence - a portfolio he always wanted in government, but was never granted by former Prime Minister John Howard. [7]

Notes
1. ^ Senator Nick Minchin, Official biography, Senate website, retrieved September 2007
2. ^ Senator Nick Minchin, 'Senate majority used responsibly', media release, 26 June 2007, retrieved September 2007.
3. ^ John Garnaut, 'Use Telstra sale to fund shares buy-up - Minchin', Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March 2005, retrieved September 2007
4. ^ ABC AM, Minchin seeks 'new wave' of IR change, 8 March 2006, retrieved September 2007
5. ^ Workers Online, Scoop-idity: How The Truth Was Nicked, 10 march 2006, retrieved September 2007
6. ^ Minchin denies climate change man-made, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March 2007
7. ^ Nelson unveiling his new look ministry, 'LiveNews.com.au, 6 November 2007

References
* Minchin, N. (1996) 'A Denial of Rights, A Detriment to Democracy', The Parliamentarian, 77(3) : 244-248.
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Nick Minchin did not seek re-election in the 2010 election, and retired from the Senate and said he would leave politics in July 2011 at the end of his term, citing particularly family considerations associated with the care of his injured soldier son.4,5 Nicholas Hugh Minchin also went by the nick-name of Nick.

Children of Nicholas Hugh Minchin and Kerry Louise Wakefield

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S423] Unknown author, Who’s Who In Australia (n.p.: 1922/1932, Adelaide: F. Johns; 1933/34, Melbourne: The Herald; 1935-1988, Melbourne: Herald and Weekly Times; 1990-2005?, Melbourne: Information Australia; 2006?-Crown Content Pty Ltd, variable frequency of publication 1922-), 2008 edition, p.1496. Hereinafter cited as Who’s Who In Australia.
  3. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  4. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org, as at 28 January 2008. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  5. [S449] ABC Online, online unknown url, interview, ‘In The National Interest’, ABC Radio National, Friday 24 June 2011.. Hereinafter cited as ABC Online.
  6. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.

Melody Irene Minchin

F, #339137, b. 27 December 1954
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Melody Irene Minchin was born at “The Poplars”, Epping on 27 December 1954 at Epping, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1 She is the daughter of Devon George Minchin and Betty Irene Rushbrook.2 She married Richard Dermer on 18 April 1975 at St Michael and All Angels Church, Newport, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in a reception at Elanora Country Club marriage.3
     Melody Minchin first met Richard Dermer when she was doing a stint as a governess in New Zealand. She visited Richard again after spending six months in Spain with her father, Devon Minchin.4 From 18 April 1975, her married name became Dermer.

Citations

  1. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, birth notice, Thursday 30 December 1954, p.14. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. [S47] BIFR1976 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  3. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, The Sun-Herald, Sunday, 20 April 1975.
  4. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, 12 January 1975, p.97.

Helen Patricia Minchin1

F, #339138, b. 16 March 1910, d. 25 May 2002
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Helen Patricia Minchin was born on 16 March 1910 at Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG. She was the daughter of Alfred Hugh Minchin and Dora Muriel Donaldson.2 She married, firstly, Ralph Raymond Doyle on 9 January 1935 at Christ Church, Kilmore, Victoria, AustraliaG.3,4 She and Ralph Raymond Doyle were divorced. She married, secondly, Colonel Charles Louis Kades on 23 December 1949 at Montreal, Quebec, CanadaG.5 She and Colonel Charles Louis Kades were divorced in September 1959. She married, secondly, Ronald Maule Ramsay in 1969. She died on 25 May 2002 at age 92 at Leura, New South Wales, AustraliaG.
     Helen Patricia Minchin usually went by her middle name of Patricia. From 9 January 1935, her married name became Doyle. From 23 December 1949, her married name became Kades. She was an actress and broadcaster. From 1969, her married name became Ramsay.

Children of Helen Patricia Minchin and Ralph Raymond Doyle

Child of Helen Patricia Minchin and Colonel Charles Louis Kades

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  3. [S254] Australian Dictionary of Biography - Online Edition, online http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au, Volume 14, Melbourne University Press, 1996, pp 33-34. Hereinafter cited as Australian Dictionary of Biography.
  4. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, marriage notice, Friday 5 July 1935, p.10. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, 16 August 1961, p.13. & 2 November, 1961, p. 9.
  6. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.

Colonel Charles Louis Kades1

M, #339139, b. 12 March 1906, d. 18 June 1996
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Colonel Charles Louis Kades was born on 12 March 1906 at Newburgh, Orange County, New York, U.S.A.G.2 He married, firstly, Helen Patricia Minchin, daughter of Alfred Hugh Minchin and Dora Muriel Donaldson, on 23 December 1949 at Montreal, Quebec, CanadaG.3 He and Helen Patricia Minchin were divorced in September 1959. He married, secondly, Phyllis Pauline (?) in December 1962 at Pinellas County, Florida, U.S.A.G.4,5 He died on 18 June 1996 at age 90 at Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.G.6,7
     He was educated at Cornell University, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, U.S.A.G. He was educated at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.G. He gained the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army.1 He was a practising Attorney-at-law at New York, U.S.A.G.1 He lived in 1976 at Gundare, Coolah, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1

Child of Colonel Charles Louis Kades and Helen Patricia Minchin

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S309] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 > 1947 > February > Unknown. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, 16 August 1961, p.13. & 2 November, 1961, p. 9. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  4. [S309] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.
  5. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009.
  6. [S309] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA.
  7. [S219] Announcements, New York Times, New York, U.S.A., Friday 21 June 1996. Hereinafter cited as New York Times.
  8. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.

Kingsley Minchin1

M, #339140, b. 2 March 1889, d. 1894
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Kingsley Minchin was born on 2 March 1889 at She-oak Log, South Australia, AustraliaG.2 He was the son of Ernest William Minchin and Helen Victoria Kildahl.3 He died in 1894.

Citations

  1. [S47] BIFR1976 page 830. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  2. [S473] Unknown compiler, Digger - South Australian Births, Registrations 1842-1906., CD-ROM (PO Box 136 Hampton Victoria: South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc., and Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd), Registrations South Australian Births.
  3. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]