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Andrew Dabovich (1879–1950)

Andrew Dabovich, n.d.

Andrew Dabovich, n.d.

Mr. Andrew Dabovich, who died recently in Adelaide at the age of 71, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dabovich, early pioneers of Port Lincoln. He was born in that town and spent most of his life there until transferring to Adelaide to further the education of his family. Mr. Dabovich was educated at Christian Brothers' College, Adelaide, and during his earlier life conducted a photography business at Port Lincoln. He later entered the service of the South Australian Railways and until the time of his transfer to Adelaide was employed as pumper at Coomunga Siding. Gaining a thorough knowledge of the sea and of sailing craft from experience with his father, who was for many years Inspector of Fisheries in Spencer Gulf, Mr. Dabovich retained a lively interest in boating until his passing, and for many years his yacht 'Stangi' was unbeaten in championship events at Port Lincoln. An accomplished pianist and violinist, he was always in demand in his younger years to play for dances, and many old residents of Eyre Peninsula will recall his lovely playing of polkas and square dances. He leaves a widow (nee Edith Payne), of Adelaide, a sister (Mrs. Will Bishop), of Subiaco, W.A., three sons. A. R. Dabovich, of Tumby Bay, H. G. Dabovich, of Melbourne and V. Dabovich, of Adelaide, and three daughters, Mesdames Faunt and Roberts, of Blackwood, and Lewis, of Underdale.

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Additional Resources

  • interview, Port Lincoln Times (SA), 14 September 1950, p 8

Citation details

'Dabovich, Andrew (1879–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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Andrew Dabovich, n.d.

Andrew Dabovich, n.d.

Life Summary [details]


23 February, 1879
Coffin Bay, South Australia, Australia


20 July, 1950 (aged 71)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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