Hugo James Haren Page Hanify

Hugo James Haren Page Hanify[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1865 - 1945  (79 years)

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  • Name Hugo James Haren Page Hanify 
    Born 6 Jun 1865  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Address:
    St Cleran's, St Kilda 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1X7T-5N4 
    Occupation Oct 1884–NOV 1884  Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    surveyor's assistant 
    Residence 1891  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    109 Smith Street, Ashfield 
    Occupation 1893  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    became assistant engineer to the Wellington Drainage Board assisting in the installation of a modern sewerage and drainage system 
    Residence 1893  Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Howard Street 
    Emigration 25 Apr 1893  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 21 Jun 1895  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Drainage Officer - City Councillors refused to grant salary increase 
    Occupation 1896  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    surveyor 
    Address:
    93 Riddiford Street 
    Occupation 1898  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    With the installation of sewerage and drainage system completed, Hugo continues working for the City 
    Occupation 1900  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    civil engineer and surveyor 
    Address:
    12 Waterloo Avenue 
    Occupation 1903  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12
    left City Engineers Department to start own business at 27a Panama Road as Mr H P Hanify, Registered Surveyor 
    Occupation 1905  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    civil engineer and surveyor 
    Address:
    Taitville, Newtown 
    Occupation 1908  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    appointed engineer to supervise street improvement work by the Miramar Borough Council 
    Occupation 1911  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    civil engineer 
    Address:
    78 Raroa Road, Kelburn 
    Interest 1913  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    was a shareholder in, and 1 of 4 provisional directors of, New Swastika Gold Mines Ltd 
    Occupation 1914  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    civil engineer 
    Address:
    Raroa Road 
    Occupation 1919  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    licensed surveyor 
    Address:
    78 Raroa Road, Kelburn 
    Occupation 1919  Lower Hutt, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    licensed surveyor 
    Address:
    Kings Road 
    Residence 1921  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    returned to Australia to work as a surveyor and civil engineer 
    Occupation 1923  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    disposes of his Wellington surveying and civil engineering business to a Mr Gandar. 
    Occupation 1929  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Hugo (sen) enters into partnership with son Hugo (jun) as H P Hanify and Son, Surveyors and Engineers 
    Occupation 1930  Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    licensed surveyor 
    Address:
    Bath Road, Sutherland 
    Occupation 1935  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    civil engineer 
    Address:
    8 Dasent Street, Karori 
    Residence 1938  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    8 Dasent Street, Karori 
    Residence 1944  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    275 Karaka Bay 
    Residence Jun 1945  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    8 Dasent Street 
    Address:
    Karori 
    Died 1 Jun 1945  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 25, 26
    Buried 2 Jun 1945  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Address:
    Karori Cemetery, 76 Old Karori Road, Karori 
    Obituary 6 Jun 1945  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID KH66-485 
    _UID 6FC9B4EBE90E45D1A3A61255B23FE441AA54 
    Person ID I175  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 

    Father Michael John Page Hanify,   b. 29 Sep 1832, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1871, Ararat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Annie Maria Josepha Lane,   b. 24 Dec 1836, Newcastle-On-Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1900, Brighton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1857  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 28, 29
    Address:
    St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church 
    Family ID F516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maude Miriam Sinnott,   b. 1869, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1904, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1891  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [30, 31
    Address:
    St Patricks Church 
    Children 
     1. Clare Page Hanify,   b. 1892, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Phyllis Anne Page Hanify,   b. 18 Mar 1893, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1969, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Godfrey Page Hanify,   b. 23 Nov 1894, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1916, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Hugo Page Hanify,   b. 16 Jun 1896, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Basil Aubrey Page Hanify,   b. 19 Dec 1899, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1957, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Dorothy Ethel Page Hanify,   b. 1 Apr 1903, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1994, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kathleen Mary Maher,   b. Abt 1884, Hawera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 1916  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00030 Hanify and Sinnott portraits
    00030 Hanify and Sinnott portraits
    00286 Alice Hanify at 2 years 5 months
    00286 Alice Hanify at 2 years 5 months
    Is Alice a daughter of Hugo Page Hanify????
    00287 Phyllis, Godfrey and Hugo Page Hanify
    00287 Phyllis, Godfrey and Hugo Page Hanify
    00288 Unknown - Australia
    00288 Unknown - Australia
    Ex Greg Aldridge collection
    Are these children of Hugo and Maude Miriam Page Hanify?

  • Notes 


    • Fragments of Hugo's diary dated 24 Jul 1884 survive. A 2-page transcript of the period 21 Oct - 25 Nov 1884 indicates that Hugo started his career in surveying as an assistant to Mr H. Torrey, a licensed surveyor, working from Mr Torrey's camp at Broken Shaft Creek, 4 miles from Orange, NSW. Apart from the surveying work, life was fairly humdrum. The diary included an inventory of stamps of many countries - Hugo may have been a philatelist.

      Hugo married Maude Miriam Sinnott on 29 Mar 1891 in Victoria. On his marriage entry his occupation was surveyor, his status bachelor and his usual residence Sydney. Hugo’s brother Frank married Maude’s sister Ellen, also in 1891.

      Hugo and Maude initially lived in Sydney, where their first two children were born. He moved to Wellington, New Zealand in 1893 with Maude and their surviving daughter Phyllis. They had four more children in New Zealand. A 'Mr Hanify' was on the ship Hauroto which left Melbourne for Wellington on 25 Apr 1893. His wife and daughter are not with him.

      In 1893 he became assistant engineer to the Wellington Drainage Board assisting in the installation of a modern sewerage and drainage system. With the installation of sewerage and drainage system completed, Hugo continued working for the City. In 1895 he was a Drainage Officer.

      The State Library of Victoria has 2 photos of Mr Hanify - in May 1899 below Heidelberg Bridge, and in March 1902 on the Warburton River. If this is Hugo (and there are few other likely "Mr Hanify"s) it is unclear why he is back in Victoria at those times.

      Occupation - surveyor

      In 1903 Hugo left City Engineers Department to start own business at 27a Panama Road as Mr H P Hanify, Registered Surveyor. In 1908 he was appointed engineer to supervise street improvement work by the Miramar Borough Council. In 1921 he returned to Australia to work as a surveyor and civil engineer, and in 1923 he disposed of his Wellington surveying and civil engineering business to a Mr Gandar. In 1929 Hugo (sen) entered into partnership with son Hugo (jun) as H P Hanify and Son, Surveyors and Engineers. He continued to live in Wellington.

      He also owned a poultry farm in Parramatta, New South Wales, which was managed by his son Basil in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

      At a meeting of the Hutt City Council Northern Community Committee held on Wednesday 13 June 2012 the agenda included provision for a discussion on a name for a new street in a subdivision in Stokes Valley. Among the suggested names was that of ‘Hanify Place’, suggested by the subdivision developer.
      The following is the background report provided at the meeting to explain the reasons for this proposed name.

      Hanify Place – Significance of the Name
      Surveyors have long been integral to the establishment and development of Stokes Valley.
      Stokes Valley was named for Robert Stokes, one of the original survey party for the New Zealand Company that arrived in Wellington the 3rd of January 1840 on the ship Cuba.
      The party was responsible for the laying out of Stokes Valley thereafter. The original main street pattern remains to this day.
      Another notable surveyor was A.H.Bogle, who lived for many years in the area and laid out and surveyed Rawhiti Street and the building sites thereabouts. He dedicated parts of his property to the then council for reserves purposes. Bogle Grove, off George Street is named for him.
      H.P.Hanify senior was a noted surveyor and civil engineer in the district from the very early 1900’s. He laid out all the streets and surveyed the whole of the Point Howard suburb, among many others. Stokes Valley was of course in his field of practice. His son H.P.Hanify junior carried on the business, designing subdivisions and carrying out surveys in like manner, until his death in 1968. Bruce Hanify trained with the firm, and has been working in the area since 1955. He has lived in Kairimu Street since 1956 and has practiced on his own behalf since 1960, latterly from Stokes Valley, 1988 until retirement in 2010. He personally designed the roadworks and services, and carried out the survey of the John Street development. He has designed several other smaller projects in Stokes Valley over the years.
      A fourth generation Hanify is currently a civil engineer with Cuttris Consultants in Lower Hutt.
      Bruce Hanify served for many years on the Stokes Valley School Committee which oversaw the construction of the School Hall in the 1960’s, and was a member of the schools 75th Jubilee committee in 1993. He has been a local Rotarian, and was the backbone of the Stokes Valley Table Tennis Club in its transitions from the R.S.A. hall, to the Community Centre and finally to the Stokes Valley (now Koraunui) school hall.
      Bruce had been a brass band player for many years, and played the bugle calls at the Stokes Valley R.S.A. Anzac Day parades for many years.
      Note: the Hanify name was not chosen for this new street. Bruce Hanify died on 25 Nov 2012.

      Hugo’s wife Maude died in 1904. Hugo remarried in 1916, his second wife was Kathleen Maher.

      Hugo died on 1 June 1945 at the age of 80 in Wellington. He was buried on 2 June 1945 at the Karori Cemetery in Wellington.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1078] TRE099 Family tree (gedcom) - Ward database 17 May 2013 (Karel Saint).

    2. [S1261] TRE103 Family Tree (gedcom) - Hanify Sinnott connection 4 Aug 2013 [LIVING PERSON].

    3. [S1478] TRE006 Family tree - Hanify, John and Page, Catherine 7 Nov 1994.

    4. [S1479] TRE002 Family tree - 200 Years of Sinnotts 2 Sep 1990 (Greg Aldridge).

    5. [S1855] ancestry.com Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.

    6. [S3176] BIR Birth Index Victoria, Australia, Hugo James Haren Hanify; 18917; St Kilda; 1865.

    7. [S3633] TRE135 Family trees - Hanify: John, Michael John Page.

    8. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "Obituary Mr H P Hanify," 6 Jun 1945, p. 6; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume CXXXIX, issue 132. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1856] Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, 1858-1933.

    10. [S3566] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1896 Wellington, Wellington Suburbs, Hugo Page Hanify.

    11. [S3567] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1900 Wellington, City of Wellington, Hugo Page Hanify.

    12. [S188] BIR065 Birth Hanify, Dorothy Ethel Page.

    13. [S3568] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1905-1906 Wellington, Newtown, Hugo Page Hanify.

    14. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "Miramar Borough Council," 7 Feb 1908, p. 4; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume LXXV, issue 32. (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S3569] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1911 Wellington, Wellington North, Hugo Page Hanify.

    16. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "Mining news," 20 Sep 1913, p. 8; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume LXXXVI issue 141. (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S3570] ELE Electoral Roll NZ 1914 Wellington, Wellington North, Hugo Page Hanify.

    18. [S3571] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1919 Wellington, Wellington North, Hugo Page Hanify.

    19. [S3572] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1919 Wellington, Hutt, Hugo Page Hanify.

    20. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "Obituary," 6 jun 1945, p. 6; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume LXXXIX issue 132. (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "General Notce," 2 Nov 1923, p. 5; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume CVL issue 107. (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S1303] New Zealand, National Library, Papers Past, "General Notice," 10 Jul 1929, p. 10; digital images, Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast : accessed 12 Sep 2011), Evening Post, volume CVIII issue 10. (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S3395] Electoral roll Australia 1930 NSW, Parramatta, Sutherland, Hugo Page Hanify.

    24. [S3578] ELE Electoral roll NZ 1935 Wellington, Wellington Suburbs, Hugo Page Hanify.

    25. [S267] DTH067 Death Page Hanify, Hugo.

    26. [S1448] New Zealand, Government BMDs, Historical, Death Registration number 1945/20254: Hanify, Hugo Page.

    27. [S1330] New Zealand, Wellington City Council, online cemetery search, 3 Sep 2011, Residence of Hugo Page Hanify (Reliability: 3).

    28. [S107] MAR005 Marriage Page Hanify Michael, Lane Annie.

    29. [S3687] BIO082 Bio - Michael Lane and Maria McSweeney by [LIVING PERSON].

    30. [S285] MAR006 Marriage Page Hanify, Hugo and Sinnott, Maude.

    31. [S3029] MAR202 Marriage Sinnott, Maude and Hanify, Hugo P.

    32. [S1448] New Zealand, Government BMDs, Historical, Marriage Registration number 1916/12878: Maher, Kathleen and Hanify, Hugo Page.