Valerie June Hennessy (born Whiteley)

Born:July 28 1929 In:  Sydney
Died:Sep 15 1968 (at age 39)In:  Balmain

Immediate family

Dermot Thomas Hennessy
Her husband
Charles Henry Whiteley
Her father
Mary Elizabeth Whiteley (born Kable)
Her mother

Source citations

Source: NSW BDM
Confidence: Secondary evidence
Citation text:
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages: 26930 1657 (Birth), 25990458 (Marriage) & 5550 (Death)


On birth certificate: Valerie was born at Charlemount Private Hospital,Darlinghurst Road, Sydney. Her father, Charles was 36, a labourer, bornat Orange. Her mother was Grace Elizabeth Whiteley nee Kable (see: MaryElizabeth Kable (1904)-(1994?) ), 24 and born at Granville, Sydney, NSW. Her parents marriage was listed as 27th March, 1926 at Parramatta, NSW. The informant was C.H. Whiteley, Father, Old South Head Road, Bondi, Sydney and the registration was on 11th July 1929 at Sydney.


On marriage certificate: For Dermot - occupation was compositor, he lived at 15 Wallace Street, Granville, bachelor, born at Paddington, 22 years when married. His father was listed at Thomas Eugene Hennessy (deceased) labourer and mother was Ivy Violet Raffy (see Ivy Violet Roffey (1885-1972)). For Val - occupation was Clerk, lived at 156 Excelsior Street, Granville, spinster, born at Sydney, 21 years when married. Her father was Charles Henry Whiteley, labourer, and her mother was Grace Elizabeth Kable (see: Mary Elizabeth Kable (1904)-(1994?)). The celebrant at their wedding was A.V. Atkinson, rites according to the Marriage Act 1899-1948 and witnesses were Pat Weston and W.J. Weston (I know these two as Derms sister and her husband). Registered at Auburn, N.S.W. on 14th October 1950.


Family Oral History


Known jobs Valerie held: Delivering telegrams by bicycle at 15, typist,cook in Ettalong Memorial Club, cleaner, barmaid at Sir William WallaceHotel in Birchgrove.


Known places of residence: Old South Head Road, Bondi (birth certificate), Coogee (oral family history), 156 Excelsior Street Granville (marriage certificate), Memorial Ave Ettalong, Victoria Road Woy Woy, Rountree Street Birchgrove, Mullens Street Balmain, N.S.W. (all oral family history).
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