Historical information

William Hill Irvine came from Northern Ireland around 1879 and lived in Heidelberg. He became a barrister and Member for Flinders Electorate, serving at various times as Attorney-General, Chief Justice, Premier and Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria. His daughter Beatrice married James Morrison and lived in Eltham. Irvine's other children were William and Agnes. William became Crown Prosecutor. Agnes married Ian Hayward and moved to Adelaide. Beatrice worked with the War Service Committee, raising money for the Red Cross and became chairman of the War Memorial Committee which built the Baby Health Centre, the Children's Library and the Pre-School Centre in Eltham. The family were interlinked with other local people.
Document by Beatrice W Morrison, 8 May no year given but pre 1989: life of Sir William Hill Irvine, his daughter Beatrice Wanliss Morrison and her husband James Morrison, and memories of Eltham and residents.
Document summarising life of Beatrice Wanliss Morrison, undated but post 1989.
Letter from Beatrice Williams to Eltham Shire, 29 September 1985: endorsing the idea of a nature corridor through Eltham Shire to the Great Dividing Range, noting she nursed the Morrison family before WWII.
Letter from Health Shire to Beatrice Williams, 9 October 1985: acknowledging letter.
Newspaper death notice, The Age, 19 March 2008: William Irvine Askin Morrison.

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc