John Patrick 'Jack' Tennant

Born:Apr 9 1910 In:  Townsville, 'Railway Fettler's Camp', Queensland, Australia
Died:July 6 1985 (at age 75)In:  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Immediate family

Christiana Elizabeth Tennant (born Christensen)
His wife
William John 'Billy' Tennant
His son
Lillian Mary Lanham (born Tennant)
His daughter
<Private> Tennant
His child
<Private> Tennant
His child
<Private> Tennant
His child
William John 'Jack' Tennant
His father
Catherine Jane Mary 'Kate' Tennant (born Sheehan)
His mother
Alice Cecilia Margaret Fuller (born Tennant)
His sister
Dorothy Mary Edmunds (born Tennant)
His sister
William Malan Mayer 'Bill' Tennant
His brother
Kathleen Rose Christensen (born Tennant)
His sister
Doreen Catherine Petersen (born Tennant)
His sister
Charles Henry Tennant
His brother
Irene Elizabeth Stephensen (born Tennant)
His sister
James Blayney Tennant
His brother
Joan Jordan (born Tennant)
His sister
Francis Joseph Tennant
His brother


Birth ref:- 1910/C2645

Marriage ref:-1935/B23143

Death ref:-1985/

Queensland Public Service 1864-1948

Land Court Advocate, Department of Public Lands, Chief Office, Valuations and Roads Branch, appointed 24 October 1935

Queensland Education Gazette 3 Apr 1926, Townsville Centre, Christian Brothers College, 1P 2P 4P 6P 7M 8P 17P

Commonwealth Electoral Roll 1934, 67 The Strand, Townsville, solicitor's clerk

Australian Electoral Rolls 1936 Ref:- 8665, Division of Lilley Subdivision of Toombul, Queensland, 65 Charlton St, Ascot, public servant

Australian Electoral Rolls 1937 Ref:- 10888, Division of Brisbane, Subdivision of Toowong, 31 Maryvale St, Toowong, public servant

Australian Electoral Rolls 1943 Ref:- 10073, Division of Lilley, Subdivision of Toombul, 65 Sefton Rd, Hendra, public servant

Australian Electoral Rolls 1949 Ref:- 7224, Division of Griffith, Subdivision of Buranda, "Allowah" Dutton St, Dutton Park, public servant

Australian Electoral Rolls 1954 Ref:- 5772, Division of Griffith, Subdivision of Buranda, "Allowah" 28 Dutton St, Dutton Park, public servant

Australian Electoral Rolls 1959, Division of Griffith, Subdivision of Buranda, "Allowah" 28 Dutton St, Dutton Park, public servant

Townsville Daily Bulletin Wednesday 23 March 1927


Mr. J. J. Herlihy, of the Supreme, Court office staff, left by Monday night's train on a two months holiday in the Southern States. During his absence his position will be filled by Mr. J. P. Tennant.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Saturday 24 December 1927

At the close of business on Friday, the staff of the Supreme Court, Townsvllle, assembled, at a farewell function to Mr. J. P.Tennant, Junior clerk, who has resigned, hls position in the Public Service, to become an articled law clerk to Mr. A. E. Dean, solicitor, Denham Street; as from the beginning of the New Year. The Registrar (Mr J. Camerford), presided, and on behalf of the staff, presented Mr Tennant with a gold mounted fountain pen, suitably inscribed at the same time conveying the staffs best wishes for his future.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Wednasday 11 March1931


Annual General Meeting. The general meeting of the Townsvllle Rugby League was held on Tuesday night. The Chairman, Mr. R. A. Foley, presided over a large attendance of players and supporters. AFFILIATIONS. The following clubs applied for affiliation, and appointed delegates as West End Atheletes, three grades ; delegates Mr. Franklin and S. Smaile (senior), F. McWilllams (junior) and A. Popham. Mr. R. Btilley represented the junior delegate by proxy. Past Brothers : Three grades ; dele gates, J. Farrell and W. Tennant (senior), E. Donnelly (Junior) and J. P. Tennant (minor-junior).

Townsville Daily Bulletin Monday 14 September 1931

FOOTBALL Sunday 13 September 1931 Brothers v Souths

Mines had gone oft Just before this with a. nasty cut on his crown and when Brothers settled down again there was nothing in it Tennant and McCabe who had been working with plenty of understanding all through, between them, notched a nice try shortly after, McCabe taking a well timed delivery from the half to play the ball after he had been tackled and go straight through. Cooper was the unfortunate culprit In the next try. He mishandled a high ball and Horn gathered it in and bolted. With the de fence badly out of position, he gave to Murphy, who sent it to Bill Tennant, for the latter to go down to Seldon's tackle under the posts. As full time approached Brothers were beginning to unfold some beautiful passing work, and another try came when Jack Tennant crossed In the corner after a scrum. Henry put the two points label on each try and the final scores were 18 to 5 In Brothers' favour.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Saturday 19 March 1932


Fraunfelder clouted the ball hard and often and had 30 up in quick time, when Jack Tennant got one past him and he retired to the dressing shed. Five for 135 and Blacks were on good terms with themselves. Rody Duckworth came and went after scoring 1. Six for 140 and Blacks were on better terms with themselves. Then Staub was bowled by Jack Tennant after making nine. Seven for 142 and Blacks in high glee. But It was shortlived for Bill Adams and Charley Murray had a say In matters, and before the partnership was dissolved, Murray had made merry to the tune of 57. Murray batted splendidly and never looked like getting out. The partnership realized 76 and with the board reading 8 for 218, Souths were not so fidgety. The other two wickets fell quickly and Bill Adams remained unconquered with 23 to his credit, the total score being 223. Crowther secured the bowling honours with 3 for 16, but Syke Cooper did the bulk of the work and finished with 3 for 85. Jack Tennant also assisted In the destruction with two wickets for ten runs. Blacks opened their Innings with Roy Andison and Jack Phllp, to the bowling of Litster and Colly Duck worth, but disaster befel them early. Roy Andison being out leg before wicket for two to Litster. One for nine. Reg. Andison Joined Philp, and the pair settled down to tire the bowling. Jack Phllp was first to go but before doing so had made 43 very nicely. He was caught and bowled by Staub. Frank Sides joined Andi son, and it looked as if this pair would win the match for Blacks. Sides batted splendidly and none of the theories worried him. He was even tually caught and bowled by Litster after making 47, but the decision giv ing him out did not meet with the ap proval of some of the spectators. The score board read 3 for 129. and Blacks looked a great chance with less than a hundred runs to get Tennant Joined Reg Andison, but after scor ing seven got his walking ticket, out l.b.w. to Litster. Gregson took his place, and at this stage the cricket was very tame, owing to the Souths bowling leg theory, and lack of enter prise by the batsmen. Reg. Andison was the first to be dismissed after scoring 51, being stumped by Adams off Litster. The other Blacks bats men offered feeble resistance, and could only take their score to 191 or 32 in arrears of Souths' total. Gordon Gregson was unconquered 15. The wickets were divided between Litster and Staub 5 for 47 and 5 for 76 respectively.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Saturday 9 June 1934

TOWNSVILLE RUGBY FOOTBALL LEAGUE. SPORTS RESERVE. TO-MORROW AFTERNOON. Undefeated Estates Minors versus Hermit Park, at 1.30. Parks are confident of defeating the Blues. 2.40 Fixtures, Estates v Tourists (Senior). 4 pm.. Brothers versus the Undefeated Souths. See Brady, the long distance kicker in action. Carey, the flyer and good goal kicker. Jack Tennant, the nippy half back with his pack of up and unders. Pat Christopher, sure and steady. Ron Cooper, with his deceptive run. Stan Cowie, playing at his top. All Players keen for Representative Honors. DON'T FORGET! Excursion Train to Innlsfall leaves Townsville, SATUR DAY, 2 p.m, 28rd. JUNE; arrives Innisfail. 8.45 SATURDAY NIGHT. RETURN FARE. 15/9. Reserved Carriages for Parties. A. G. STRAMBINI Hon. Secretary.

THE COURIER MAIL Wednesday 10 October 1934

On the motion of Mr. J. F. Lynam, Mr. John Patrick Tennant (Townsville) was admitted as a solicitor. Their Honours Mr. Justice Webb. Mr. Justice Brennan, and Mr. Acting Justice Hart were on the bench

Townsville Daily Bulletin Thursday 4 June 1936 - INGHAM

Mr. and Mrs. J. Tennant arrived by mail train this morning. Mrs. Tennant is on a visit to her mother, Mrs. E. K. Christensen, while Mr. Tennant is proceeding to Cairns on official business.

The Courier Mail 16 December 1936

TENNANT.- At Ellendene Private Hospital, Brunswick St.. on the 11th December, to Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Tennant (nee Chrlstensen), Charlton St., Ascot - a Daughter -Catherine Elizabeth.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Thursday 5 January 1939

Mr. and Mrs. J. Tennant returned to Brisbane on Monday by the mail train after being the guests of Mrs. F. K. Christensen, Roscommon, Ingham, for the holidays.

Cairns Post Monday 31 July 1939




A land Court presided over by Mr. A. Tregear was held at Herberton, on Monday, the sitting lasting until 10.30 p.m.The Crown was represented by Mr. John Patrick Tennant. Determination was sought of the annual rent to be charged for perpetual country lease, No. 142, Herberton district, during the second period there- of Lessee: John Turner, junior. De termined annual value £33/15/-, rent £22/0/3.

Townsville Daily Bulletin Tuesday 30 April 1946


Mr. J. P. Tennant, Land Court Advocate, Brisbane, arrived in Townsvllle on Saturday and departed for the West to participate in the Land Court sittings. Mr. Tennant, a son of Mr. and .Mrs. J. Tennant of Mit chell Street, North Ward, is well known in Townsville where he was articled to Mr. A. E. Dean.

Cairns Post Saturday June 1953




The State Lead Court continued it's sittings in Cairns yesterday, with further fixing of rentals. There was one appearance, that of Mr. H. P. Grogan, in respect to the fixing ef rental for the Brown Creek holding In the Cook district. Mr. W. L. Payne is president of the Court. Mr. Grogan claimed that the rental of 10/- sought by the Crown was exaggerated and asked for an increase of 1/6 a square mile, as fixed some time ago for Springvale, which he contended was a better holding than Brown Creek. Mr. Grogan contended that portion of the subject holding was inferior and ill watered, other portions had few natural water catchments, land along the railway line was burned, out each year as a safety precaution, the area presented difficult mustering and scrub bulls were a problem. He said that every holding in the Peninsula had its share of scrub bulls-beasts which were missed in mustering and lived in the densely timbered area. He told Mr. Payne that it would be impossible to clear them out Mr. Payne told Mr. Grogan he would reserve his decision. His task was to determine the carrying capacity of the hol ing and to decide a fair rate a beast per annum. Mr. Payne commented that in the case of Springvale, rental assessment dated back to 1944, while in the case of Brown Creek it was being fixed from April, 1951. Mr. J. Tennant, advocate for the Crown, said that returns from Brown Creek, run in conjunction with Kennedy, showed an area of 798 square miles and the average of 3670 beasts -122 horses and 3548 cattle. Mr. Tennant contended that an average of 5.6 beasts to the mile could be carried. Mr. Grogan estimated that Brown Creek would carry four beasts to the mile, Kennedy at least five to the mile. Land Ranger J. F. Simpson , reported that the Brown Creek holding had 25 per cent good breeding ground, the balance being inferior territory.

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Queensland Burials Transcription, 6 Jul 1985, Brisbane

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