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William Frederick Kelly

Male 1873 - 1956  (82 years)


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  • Name William Frederick Kelly 
    Nickname Bill, Will 
    Born 8 Sep 1873  Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM 18788/1873
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1910  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Managing Director, Burlington Picture Theatre Co. and Hotel manager (Haymarket Hotel) 
    Residence 1913-1920  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    65 William Street 
    Occupation 1926  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Managing Director, Burlington Theatre Co. 
    Occupation 1938 -1942  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alderman, Bathurst Council 
    Residence 1932-1954  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    125 William Street.

    No 123-125 Built 1903: The original owner of this property was Walter McPhillamy and the house was first occupied by James T Gray. The property was sold to Dr Lucy Gullett in 1906. It was later owned and lived in for many years by W F (Bill) Kelly, owner-Manager of the Burlington Theatre.
    The house, known as 125 William Street, was built in 1903 for Walter McPhillamy. It was probably built as an income producing investment.

    The house was designed by John Job Copeman, a local architect, Mr Copeman practiced in Bathurst from 1890 to about 1914 and some thirty houses designed by him still exist in the City.

    Sometime in 1905 the house was bought for Doctor Lucy Gullett who is believed to have been the first female general practitioner in Bathurst.

    A picture theatre manager, William Frederick Kelly, bought the house from Doctor Gullett about 1914. Mr Kelly was associated with the Burlington Open Air Theatre in lower William Street, between Howick and Durham Streets, in 1910. Later he was the manager of a closed theatre in William Street between Keppel and Piper Streets. This theatre was also known as the Burlington. It was renovated in the 1930s and became known as the New Burlington and, later, the Tudor Theatre.

    In 1950 Mr Kelly sold his interests in Bathurst theatres and retired  
    Died 26 Jul 1956  Haberfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Notice in SMH 30 Jul 1956
    • NSW BDM 16884/1956
    Person ID I161  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2017 

    Father Thomas Kelly,   b. 3 Nov 1847, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1897, Orange, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Palmer,   b. 21 Jan 1853, Hill End, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1936, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1871  Mudgee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Kelly family at Bathurst
    Kelly family at Bathurst
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1873 - Tambaroora, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Managing Director, Burlington Picture Theatre Co. and Hotel manager (Haymarket Hotel) - 1910 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 65 William Street - 1913-1920 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Managing Director, Burlington Theatre Co. - 1926 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Alderman, Bathurst Council - 1938 -1942 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 125 William Street. No 123-125 Built 1903: The original owner of this property was Walter McPhillamy and the house was first occupied by James T Gray. The property was sold to Dr Lucy Gullett in 1906. It was later owned and lived in for many years by W F (Bill) Kelly, owner-Manager of the Burlington Theatre. The house, known as 125 William Street, was built in 1903 for Walter McPhillamy. It was probably built as an income producing investment. The house was designed by John Job Copeman, a local architect, Mr Copeman practiced in Bathurst from 1890 to about 1914 and some thirty houses designed by him still exist in the City. Sometime in 1905 the house was bought for Doctor Lucy Gullett who is believed to have been the first female general practitioner in Bathurst. A picture theatre manager, William Frederick Kelly, bought the house from Doctor Gullett about 1914. Mr Kelly was associated with the Burlington Open Air Theatre in lower William Street, between Howick and Durham Streets, in 1910. Later he was the manager of a closed theatre in William Street between Keppel and Piper Streets. This theatre was also known as the Burlington. It was renovated in the 1930s and became known as the New Burlington and, later, the Tudor Theatre. In 1950 Mr Kelly sold his interests in Bathurst theatres and retired - 1932-1954 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1956 - Haberfield, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Burlington Picture Theatre, 160 William St. Bathurst
    Burlington Picture Theatre, 160 William St. Bathurst
    William Kelly founded and ran this theatre for many years. It is now a Mazda dealer.
    Burlington Picture Theatre
    Burlington Picture Theatre
    160 William St. Bathurst
    Burlington Picture Theatre
    Burlington Picture Theatre

    Documents
    William Kelly correspondence
    William Kelly correspondence
    Request for inscription on brother Harry's grave in France
    William Kelly Letter re Harry
    William Kelly Letter re Harry
    Sarah Kelly correspondence re: fallen son Harry Helly
    Sarah Kelly correspondence re: fallen son Harry Helly

    Histories
    Burlington History
    Burlington History