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Frederick David Michaelis (1861–1935)

from Argus

The death occurred suddenly yesterday of Mr. Frederick David Michaelis, managing director of Michaelis, Hallenstein, and Co. Pty. Ltd. Mr. Michaelis, who was at the warehouse on Monday, died in his sleep early in the morning. He was aged 74 years, and was the father of Mr Michaelis M.L.A., who is a director of the company.

Mr. F. D. Michaelis, who was educated at Wesley College, entered the company in 1878. His father was associated with the late Mr. Isaac Hallenstein in founding the company. Mr Michaelis was keenly interested in the activites of the Old Wesley Collegians and was a past president of the association. About 1902 he became interested in the affairs of the Alfred Hospital. He was elected president of the board of management of the hospital in 1927, a position which he held at his death. On one occasion when told of new scientific apparatus Mr. Michaelis promptly gave £500 so that it could be purchased for the hospital. Another generous gift was £5,000 toward the cost of Hamilton Russell House. Mr. Michaelis also made many other generous benefactions to charitable institutions. As Chairman of the St Kilda foreshore committee Mr Michaelis took a leading part in improvements which have been effected on the Esplanade. He was also chairman of the St Kilda Cemetery committee.

Messages of sympathy were received yesterday from all parts of Australia by the company and by the family. Three of Mr. Michaelis's brothers are directors of the company. He is survived by a widow, one son (Mr Michaelis M.L.A.), and one daughter (Mrs Lewis Cohen of Sydney).

The funeral will leave his home in Robe street St Kilda at 2.30 p. m. to-day for the St Kilda Cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • marriage notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 March 1889, p 1
  • funeral, Argus (Melbourne), 17 October 1935, p 10
  • will, Argus (Melbourne), 12 February 1936, p 5

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'Michaelis, Frederick David (1861–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2024.

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St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


15 October, 1935 (aged ~ 74)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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