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FRATER Phyllis Maud

Female 1918 - 2009


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  • Name  FRATER Phyllis Maud 
    Born  1 Feb 1918  Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1943  Grantham Road, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Duties 
    Residence  20 Dec 1947  East Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    10 Brougham Street 
    _UID  F65218BCC9FD485F9D3211CA5824E6E27794 
    Died  11 Apr 2009  Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Lung Cancer 
    Buried  12 Apr 2009  Chua Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I54  Frater Genealogy
    Last Modified  25 Jan 2016 

    Father  FRATER Archibald Clarence,   b. 21 Sep 1895, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1981, Drs Surgery, Glebe Rd. Junction, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HUGHES Eva Maud,   b. 5 Jul 1898, "Omega Farm" Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1972, Home Of Peace, Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jul 1916  Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • The Consent of Alexander Frater being the Father of the Bridegroom, was given in writing to the Marriage. The Consent of Julia Hughes being the Mother of the Bride, was given in writing to the Marriage. Received and registered by me, this 7 day of July 1916, FJE Field District Registrar. This Marriage No 11989/16 was dissolved by decree of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on the 12 March 1929, registered No 1630/27, RG Dept No 3095/29, husband petitioner, ACL Baylis, Deputy Registrar General Sydney, 26«sup» «/sup» March 1929. Margin entry: 333«tab»
    Divorced  15 Mar 1929 
    Family ID  F95  Group Sheet

    Family 1  MCKILLOP-DAVIES William John,   b. 9 Aug 1919, Jesmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1990, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Apr 1938  The Methodist Parsonage, 64 Glebe Road, Adamstown, City Of Greater Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Wittnesses: EM Smith and EADH McKillop-Davies.
      Minister: William H Butler.

      The consent of Edward Albert McKillop-Davies and Rosannah Isabel Irene McKillop-Davies were given in writing to the marriage of the Bridegroom. The consent of Archibald Clarence Frater was given in writing to the marriage of the Bride. Recieved and Registered by me, this 12th day of April 1938, William Brown District Registrar. This Marriage No. 10656/38 was desolved by by decree of the Surpreme Court of New South Wales on the 20th of June 1947, Registered no. 3504/44, Dept No 44M189, husband petitioner, signed by the Deputy Registrar General, Sydney, 15 Aug 1947. [5]
    Divorced  Reg.No.3504/44, Dept No.44M180 19 July 1946 
    Children 
     1. FRATER William Phillip,   b. 27 Jul 1938, 4 Charlestown Road, Private Hospital, Merewether, City Of Greater Necastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 2016, 1708 Raglan Station Road, Raglan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  14 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F23  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  26 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F859  Group Sheet

    Family 3  OUTRAM Humphrey John,   b. Abt 1918, Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1995, Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  26 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F2389  Group Sheet

    Family 4  OSMAN Ahmad (Tiger) Bin,   b. 1898, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1969, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1947  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified  26 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F155  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Audrey, Belle, Phyllis and Malcolm
    Audrey, Belle, Phyllis and Malcolm

  • Notes 
    • «b»Left Australia«/b» on the "SS Marella" Aug 1948. In 1921 Burns Philip & Co Ltd. purchased one of the German ships handed over as war reparations to the British Government after World War 1. Renamed "«i»Marella" «/i»she was a twin screw steamer built 1914 of 7475tns, length 426 ft breadth 56ft. and capable of 15 knots. She was placed on the Australia Singapore service.

      «b»Copy of letter written aboard the "SS Marella" «/b»
      "SS Marella"
      Burns Philp Co Ltd,
      Townsville
      9 Aug 1948
      My Dearest Aunt Belle,I am ever so sorry I didn't get a chance to see you before I left but I was ever so busy and didn't have 5 min's to spare. I hope you will forgive me. Did Nan see you? She said she was going to. I hope she did.Aunt Belle I put the boys in the Church of England Boys Home Carlingford, just out from Parramatta and if ever you have time to spare I hope you will go and see them as they love you as I always have.The trip so far has been lovely I haven't been one bit sea sick, and you sit and watch the groups of islands and wonder what life is on them if any. We should be in Townsville tomorrow. Kassim and Alemah are standing up to the trip well.Well Aunt Belle there isn't much news, so I will shall say goodnight with Love and Kisses.
      Your ever loving niece
      Phyllis xxxx
      xxxxx Tiger
      xxxxx Alemah
      xxxxx Kassim. send Tons of Love.


      «b»Malays«/b», Minister Calwell and the White Australia Policy were very much in the news in 1947 and 1948. Amidst the 5500 nationals of Asian countries admitted on a temporary basis, about a third wished to remain. More than 100 were deported before 1949 when adverse publicity forced the prime minister to halt the process. One of the public relations disasters for the Chifley Government commenced in November 1947. Mr Calwell, determined to expel 43 Malayans of whom 14 had Australian wives and families, claimed that "It would amount to discriminatory treatment if [they] were permitted to stay here on the sole ground of their marriage to Australian women." That these men had served as merchant seamen during the war meant nothing. This breaking up of families understandably created a storm. The Australian section of the World Council of Churches called upon the government to reconsider its decision, stating: "As men who stood beside our own servicemen in the defence of Australia surely these Malayans have earned the right to humane consideration at Australian hands."The government would have to pay social service payments of about three pounds a week to families it was depriving of breadwinners. Speaking for the wives Mrs Phyllis Osman of Brougham Street Wooloomooloo said "As the Government is taking our husbands away and leaving us without support, I think it should increase the social service contribution at least to enable us to live and feed the children properly." Bishop Pilcher of Sydney organised a rally for 27 November to protest against this unjust decision and called together several churches, womens' organizations and the Waterside Workers' Federation. The Prime Minister Mr Chifley was not swayed and publicly supported his Minister for Immigration, emphasising to Parliament that "Since the war the Government has been deporting large numbers of people of all nationalities who were given temporary shelter here."The Bishop of Armadale then joined in the fray, telling a Church of England Men's Society luncheon that Australia was "turning potential friends into enemies." He advocated the admission of quotas of people from neighbour-lands "firstly for friendship and secondly so that Australians could absorb something of their culture." The Sultans of Malaya were also getting restive, asking for an explanation of the decision. Twenty-five Malayan associations demanded retaliatory action against the Australian export trade. As the Herald editorialised "These are unfortunate repercussions and we may not have heard the last of them." Despite the pressure the Prime Minister refused to review the case.Trying to defend the indefensible, Mr Calwell told Parliament that one of the Malays being deported already had a wife and family in Malaya. He had attacked the wrong target. Mrs Phyllis Osman quickly retaliated. She told the press that if the Minister for Immigration had had the decency to check his statement, he would have found that her husband had already divorced his wife. She was very critical of his "thoughtless and unconfirmed statements". Her husband had cabled Malaya asking for papers confirming his divorce as soon as he heard Calwell's statement, she said. She also said that she knew of the children from that marriage and was sending them food parcels each week. Her husband, Ahmat Bin Osman was permitted to stay until 30 June 1948 as they were expecting a baby in February.The other men however had to leave as soon as possible and would be sent by air if a ship was not available. A ship was not available until February 1948 but even the wives who wished to accompany their husbands to Malaya could not go. There was no room on the ship. The Federal Government promised that they would be permitted to join their husbands without undue delay. (Christine's Notes: Its a shame that my grandmother is not very interested in the family tree, and has been of no help in my doing the Frater family history at all. Because of her leaving Australia we never really got to grow up with our cousins aunts uncles or great grandparents from the Frater side of the family. There is many many news paper clipping's on this subject, after 3 years they where given permission to come back to Australia, however by this time they had made many friends and a new life for themselves and never returned to Australia, they had already once given up a home in Australia to go to Singapore and begin again with nothing, If they came back to Australia they would again have nothing and would have to start over.) [8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2339] Birth Register Number. 7394/1918 Phyllis Frater.

    2. [S700] Newspaper Advertisment, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, 20 December 1947..

    3. [S1858] Marriage Certificate, No.C33102 No.12 Archibald Frater and Eva Maud Hughes, 1916.

    4. [S1860] Divorce This Marriage No 11989/16 was dissolved by decree of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on the 12 March 1929, registered No 1630/27, RG Dept No 3095/29, Archibald Frater and Eva Maud Hughes.

    5. [S624] Certificate of marriage for William McKillop-Davies and Phyllis Frater 1938.

    6. [S636] 10656, 1938, Certificate of marriage for William McKillop-Davies and Phyllis Frater.

    7. [S1121] New South Wales, Births Deaths and Marriages, Registration Number 17406.

    8. [S1856] Letter from Phyllis, on the 9 Aug 1948, Aboard the SS Marella in Townsville Qld..

    9. [S1999] Many News Paper Clippings from 1947/1950 from various News Papers in Australia and also Singapore. (Christine has copies).