Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Charlotte DREWAge: 7518791955

Name
Charlotte DREW
Given names
Charlotte
Surname
DREW
Married name
Charlotte TRIKOJUS
Married name
Charlotte MACPHERSON

Charlotte Josephine THOMPSON

Name
Charlotte Josephine THOMPSON
Given names
Charlotte Josephine
Surname
THOMPSON
Married name
Charlotte Josephine TRIKOJUS
Married name
Charlotte Josephine MACPHERSON
Note: It is considered that Charlotte took the name of Thompson as it is likely that she was brought up as, essentially, her mother's sister.
Birth September 14, 1879
Address: Forbes River
Citation details: 21793/1879 DREW CHARLOTTE LOUISA C PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 3 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"My brother tells me our grandmother was born at Forbes River on September 14 1879."

Baptism August 29, 1880 (Age 11 months)
Address: St. Thomas's
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"Interestingly the baptism did not take place until 29 August 1880 although the birth date is shown as 14 September 1879."

Birth of a brotherRichard DREW
about 1882 (Age 2)
Citation details: 18552/1882 DREW RICHARD LOUISA CHARLOTTE PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a maternal grandfatherPeter Norris DREW
May 17, 1884 (Age 4)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_6
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9952/1884 DREW PETER M JOHN RUTH PORT MACQUARIE
Drew - Peter Norris, Mary Ann and Louisa Charlotte
Drew - Peter Norris, Mary Ann and Louisa Charlotte

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Marriage of a siblingAlbert Vivien Alonzo Octavius THOMPSONAlice COOPERView this family
about 1892 (Age 12)
Citation details: 4383/1892 THOMPSON ALBERT V COOPER ALICE KEMPSEY
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Jane DREW
about 1893 (Age 13)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Note: I am unable to find any relevant death registration.
Death of a motherAnn Jane DREW
about 1893 (Age 13)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Note: I am unable to find any relevant death registration.
Marriage of a siblingWilliam ROWSELLMarsha Clara “Martha” THOMPSONView this family
January 13, 1894 (Age 14)
Citation details: 6065/1894 ROWSELL WILLIAM THOMPSON MARSHA C PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Note: William ROWSELL was Marsha's (Marcia's) step-father.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Anne Jane DOWELL
September 7, 1894 (Age 14)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_6
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11368/1894 DREW MARY A JAMES ANN PORT MACQUARIE
Drew - Peter Norris, Mary Ann and Louisa Charlotte
Drew - Peter Norris, Mary Ann and Louisa Charlotte

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Marriage of a siblingHerbert Octavius THOMPSONCharlotte REIDView this family
about 1898 (Age 18)
Citation details: 8460/1898 ROUSELL HERBERT REID CHARLOTTE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Marriage of a siblingWilliam John ADAMSAdelaide THOMPSONView this family
October 18, 1899 (Age 20)
Citation details: 8823/1899 ADAMS WILLIAM J THOMPSON ADELAIDE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott Ancestor Tree No. 1
MarriageMartin August TRIKOJUSView this family
July 11, 1901 (Age 21)
Citation details: 5444/1901 TRIKOJUS MARTIN A THOMPSON CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"She stated her age as 21 on the first certificate which ties in with a marriage date of 11 July 1901"

Birth of a son
#1
Dr. Victor Martin “Trik” TRIKOJUS CBE B.Sc D.Sc Ph.D
February 5, 1902 (Age 22)
Citation details: 520/1902 TRIKOJUS VICTOR M MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Publication: Web Site
Text:

Trikojus, Victor Martin (Trik) (1902–1985)

by L. R. Humphreys

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18, (MUP), 2012

Victor Martin Trikojus (1902-1985), professor of biochemistry, was born on 5 February 1902 at Darlinghurst, Sydney, eldest child of Martin August Trikojus, a hairdresser from East Prussia, and his New South Wales-born wife, Charlotte Josephine, née Thompson. Following his father’s death in 1911, Victor helped family finances by selling newspapers on Milsons Point railway station. He was captain (1920) of Sydney Technical High School before studying at the University of Sydney (B.Sc., 1925; D.Sc., 1956) and gaining first-class honours in organic chemistry. An 1851 Exhibition scholarship took him to Queen’s College, University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1934). He spent nine months in Munich in 1927 working on the structure and synthesis of alkaloids with Professor Heinrich Wieland before returning to a lectureship (1928) in Sydney.

Trik—as he was generally known—had a striking appearance. Tall and athletic, he possessed a physical and intellectual vigour that was matched by a forceful personality and direct form of address. Music, theatre, books and a love of sport sustained his enjoyment of life. On 11 November 1932 at the office of the registrar general, Sydney, he married Russian-born Lisuscha (Elizabeth) Annie Engels (d.1984). Appointed lecturer (1934) in medical organic chemistry in the medical faculty, Trikojus began developing an interest in thyroid metabolism leading to publications with Charles Lambie and Arnold Loeser. He worked with the latter while on sabbatical leave at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1936.

Back in Sydney, from 1940 Trikojus chaired the drugs sub-committee established by the Australian Association of Scientific Workers to ensure Australia had access to essential pharmaceuticals during World War II. The professional resentment of Dr Adolph Bolliger and the excessive patriotism of Professor Victor Bailey prompted them to denounce Trikojus, who had publicly praised Germany’s economic recovery and, in correspondence with German scientists, implied sympathy with some of their government’s goals. On 17 January 1941 he was incarcerated under National Security Regulations. Hearing his appeal, an advisory committee noted that many witnesses supported him as ‘a man of high ideals as regards scientific research and public duty’ and ‘a loyal and valuable citizen’. He was released in April 1941, although restricted in his activities and denied recovery of legal costs.

With G. K. Hughes, Trikojus then developed a process for synthesising sulphaguanidine, a drug urgently required to treat the bacillary dysentery that was debilitating troops fighting the Japanese in Papua and New Guinea. Trikojus’s patriotism was evident when he ceded patent rights to Monsanto Ltd, who had refused production if a patent were pending. With colleagues he also developed mersalyl to aid the control of sepsis in wounds, suggested the use of merthiosal to prevent fungal growth on optical instruments in the tropics, and facilitated the production of vitamin C.

In March 1943 Trikojus was appointed professor of biochemistry at the University of Melbourne, where he devoted much energy to developing the pre-eminent Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry, and continued research on the breakdown of thyroglobulin. In 1948 he and F. J. R. Hird had first identified triiodothyronine (T3), the major active molecule of thyroid metabolism, a discovery generally attributed to Rosalind Pitt-Rivers, who had seen their paper but omitted mention of it. Trikojus’ integration of organic chemistry and biochemistry, and his identification of links to other disciplines, was seminal. He was a foundation member (1955), chairman (1956), and honorary life member (1964) of the Australian Biochemical Society and a fellow (1954), and vice-president (1964-66) of the Australian Academy of Science.

Beyond his own work, Trikojus helped to transform the focus of his university from that of an undergraduate teaching institution to a place of research, postgraduate education and international exchange. He was Melbourne’s first professorial dean of graduate studies (1963-65) and a foundation member (1965-66) of the Australian Research Grants Committee. Serving on committees directed to the safe labelling of foods, the control of harmful substances and the promotion of necessary additives, he influenced many advances in human health in Australia. A true internationalist, he worked for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Union of Biochemistry, being elected to the council of the latter in 1967.

Trikojus was a ‘god-professor’, unfailingly courteous, if hierarchical, and exercising a natural authority and compassionate paternalism. On retirement in 1968, he was made an honorary research professor. He was appointed CBE (1971) and in 1982 a lecture theatre at Melbourne was named after him. Suffering Parkinson’s disease in his later years, Victor Trikojus died on 27 January 1985 at Kew and was cremated. He was survived by his daughter and son. A portrait by Louis Kahan is held by the university

Marriage of a siblingWilliam THOMPSONMartha Betty BROOKSView this family
July 31, 1905 (Age 25)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 7039/1905 ROWSELL WILLIAM T BROOKS MARTHA KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a half-siblingWilliam THOMPSONMartha Betty BROOKSView this family
July 31, 1905 (Age 25)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 7039/1905 ROWSELL WILLIAM T BROOKS MARTHA KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#2
Maurice TRIKOJUS
about 1906 (Age 26)
Citation details: 575/1906 TRIKOJUS MAURICE MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#3
Bertha TRIKOJUS
about 1908 (Age 28)
Citation details: 31871/1908 TRIKOJUS BERTHA MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Death of a husbandMartin August TRIKOJUS
August 25, 1911 (Age 31)
Cause: Pneumonia
Citation details: 8652/1911 TRIKOJUS MARTIN A HENRIETTA SYDNEY
Citation details: 26 August 1911, page 13.
Trikojus - Martin A - Funeral Notice
Trikojus - Martin A - Funeral Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia. Fairfax Ltd.
Citation details: 26 August 1911, page 14
Trikojus - Martin A - Death Notice
Trikojus - Martin A - Death Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Burial of a husbandMartin August TRIKOJUS
August 26, 1911 (Age 31)
Cemetery: Waverley General
Citation details: 26 August 1911, page 13.
Trikojus - Martin A - Funeral Notice
Trikojus - Martin A - Funeral Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

MarriageAndrew J MACPHERSONView this family
about 1922 (Age 42)
Citation details: 10280/1922 MACPHERSON ANDREW J TRIKOJUS CHARLOTTE ST LEONARDS
Birth of a daughter
#4
Jean MACPHERSON
April 21, 1923 (Age 43)

Citation details: 14 jUNE 2014
Text:

iN PART:

"Jean Macpherson, who was born on 21 April 1923 and died on 2 April 1997."

Marriage of a childDr. Victor Martin “Trik” TRIKOJUS CBE B.Sc D.Sc Ph.DLisucha Annie ENGELSView this family
November 11, 1932 (Age 53)
Address: Office of the Registrar General
Marriage of a childDr. Thomas N BOLGERBertha TRIKOJUSView this family
October 27, 1934 (Age 55)
Citation details: 19218/1934 BOLGER THOMAS N TRIKOJWA BERTHA WOOLLAHRA
Publication: Newspaper; Toowoomba, Qld; 1875 - 1948
Citation details: 30 June 1937, page 1.
Death of a sisterMarsha Clara “Martha” THOMPSON
February 10, 1937 (Age 57)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 5183/1937 ROWSELL MARCIA JOHN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Rowsell - Marsha Clara (Martha)
Rowsell - Marsha Clara (Martha)

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death of a brotherWilliam THOMPSON
June 27, 1938 (Age 58)
Address: Macleay District Hospital
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 18740/1938 ROWSELL WILLIAM WILLIAM JANE KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a half-brotherWilliam THOMPSON
June 27, 1938 (Age 58)
Address: Macleay District Hospital
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 18740/1938 ROWSELL WILLIAM WILLIAM JANE KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a brotherHerbert Octavius THOMPSON
May 28, 1942 (Age 62)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7769/1942 ROWSELL HERBERT OCTAVIUS WILLIAM JANE BOWRAVILLE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Death of a brotherAlbert Vivien Alonzo Octavius THOMPSON
November 25, 1944 (Age 65)
Citation details: 27122/1944 THOMPSON ALBERT VIVIAN JOHN ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
foster

Death January 4, 1955 (Age 75)
Citation details: 3 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"She died January 4 1955 in Sydney."

Citation details: 77/1955 MACPHERSON CHARLOTTE J JOHN JANE SYDNEY
Family with foster parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1863Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
14 months
elder brother
John THOMPSON
Birth: March 12, 1864 20Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 19, 1864Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
21 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
Mary Ann THOMPSON
Birth: December 9, 1871 28Cogo Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1872Rollands Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder brother
Robert Douglas THOMPSON
Birth: about 1875 31Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 25, 1955Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
Herbert Octavius THOMPSON
Birth: October 26, 1877 34Cogo Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1942Bowraville, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
elder sister
elder brother
1 month
herself
Family with parents - View this family
mother
herself
3 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with James DOYLE - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: before 1862
3 months
mother
Mother’s family with William ROWSELL - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: before 1862
18 years
elder brother
Family with Martin August TRIKOJUS - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: July 11, 1901Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
7 months
son
5 years
son
Maurice TRIKOJUS
Birth: about 1906 26Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1979New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Family with Andrew J MACPHERSON - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1922St. Leonards, , New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter

BirthD - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 21793/1879 DREW CHARLOTTE LOUISA C PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
BirthEmails - David Hind
Citation details: 3 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"My brother tells me our grandmother was born at Forbes River on September 14 1879."

BaptismEmails - David Hind
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"Interestingly the baptism did not take place until 29 August 1880 although the birth date is shown as 14 September 1879."

MarriageT - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 5444/1901 TRIKOJUS MARTIN A THOMPSON CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
MarriageEmails - David Hind
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"She stated her age as 21 on the first certificate which ties in with a marriage date of 11 July 1901"

MarriageM - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 10280/1922 MACPHERSON ANDREW J TRIKOJUS CHARLOTTE ST LEONARDS
DeathEmails - David Hind
Citation details: 3 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"She died January 4 1955 in Sydney."

DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 77/1955 MACPHERSON CHARLOTTE J JOHN JANE SYDNEY