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:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Trevor Cooke (1890–1899)

Master Trevor Cooke, a son of Mr. Cecil Cooke, Murndal, 9 years of age, died on Saturday afternoon under chloroform, whilst being operated upon for enlarged tonsil and post-nasal growth. The operation, which was performed by Dr. Bennett, assisted by Mr. MacGillivray, M.B., at the former's private hospital, had been succcessfully accomplished, when trouble arose with his breathing. Artificial respiration was resorted to, but the heart's action failed, and the boy died.

Original publication

Citation details

'Cooke, Trevor (1890–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]


Victoria, Australia


21 October, 1899 (aged ~ 9)
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

surgical complications