Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Holt, Thomas James (Tom) (1886–1945)

Mr. Thomas James Holt, who died yesterday at the age of 59 years, was the father of Mr. Harold Holt, M.P., and of Flying-Officer Cliff Holt. For many years he was well known in the theatrical and radio world. At one stage he managed the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, and another notable event in his association with the stage was the management of Miss Ada Reeve's famous appearance in the revue Spangles. He was business manager at Her Majesty's for J.C.W. during the Williamson-Melba grand opera season. Subsequently he was associated with the late Mr. F. Thring in moving picture production, and later he managed 3XY Radio Company, but retired on account of failing health several years ago. Mr. Holt was twice married. To-day at 10.30 a service will be held at Sleight's chapel, and cremation at Spring Vale will follow.

Original publication

  • Age (Melbourne), 11 October 1945, p 3

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Holt, Thomas James (Tom) (1886–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 11 August 2020.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2020