Marie Françoise Trouette

Marie Françoise Trouette[1]

Female Abt 1859 - 1927  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Marie Françoise Trouette 
    Born Abt 1859  St Arnauld, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Registration
      Name: Mary Anne Fronette
      Father's Name: Jean Pierre Fronette
      Mother's name: Marie Blampied
      Birth Place: St Arnaud, Victoria
      Registration Year: 1859
      Registration Place: Victoria
      [Victoria Pioneer Index 1836 -1888]

      Nicholas Barthelmy TROUETTE is also regestered as FRONETTE in 1859 also.
    Gender Female 
    Schooling 25 Dec 1876  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MATRICULATION EXAMINATION - OCTOBER
    TERM 1876.
    Marie Françoise Trouette, Ladies College, Stawell.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Monday 25 December 1876  
    Awards 27 Apr 1886  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AWARDS.
    The following applications for awards were
    dealt with :
    Letters of thanks were ordered to be forwarded to Messrs. Doherty and Minns for their services in rescuing S. Yockin from drowning in the River Shaw.

    Marie F. Trouette, for jumping with a rope tied round her into a wine vat to save her brother, knowing the vat to be full of carbonic acid gas, at St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western, was granted the bronze medal of the society. Samuel Mooney, police constable, for going into the same vat on the same day, to save John Coby, was granted a certificate of merit. In connection with the above cases, it was resolved that the names of Nicholas B. Trouette and John Coby, with a statement of the noble and courageous action by which they lost their lives on the occasion, should be entered in the archives of the society, and publicly announced at the society's annual demonstration, when the awards will be distributed by His Excellency
    the Governor.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Tuesday 27 April 1886 
    Personal 4 May 1886  The Horsham Times, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The recent fatal accident at Great Western, which deprived Nicholas Trouette and John Coby of their lives, will be will be fresh in the recollection of our readers. The bravery exhibited on that occasion by Mrs. and Miss Trouette and Constable Mooney was in due course brought under the notice of the Royal Humane Society and, says the P.C. News, Mr C. G. Holmes has received the following notification from the secretary of that body:
    The Royal Humane Society of Australasia, Melbourne, 28th April, I886,
    Sir,-I have the honor to inform you that the whole of the papers, together with your report on the applications forwarded as per margin (Mrs. Trouette, Miss M. F. Trouette and Constable Mooney) in connection with the late fatal accident at St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western, were dealt with at the last meeting of the Court of Direction,- and the following awards were made Mss M. F. Trouette; "The - medal;" Constable Mooney; "The Certificate of Merit." The directors were not able to make any award Mrs. Trouette.
    Transcribed from "The Horsham Times, Victoria," Tuesday 4 May 1886 
    Awards 22 Jun 1886  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA.
    ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF REWARDS.
    Marie Francois Trouette, of St Peter's Vineyard, Great Western, endeavouring to save her brother at the vineyard on the 2nd March, 1886. On this day a man named Simpson was sent to clean out a wine vat, and was overpowered with carbonic acid gas, and trying to get out he fell to the bottom of the vat. Nicholas Trouette endeavoured to save him and was also overcome with the gas. Simpson was pulled up and recovered Nicholas Trouette was found lying face down and insensible. Miss Trouette then made a rope fast round her and jumped into tho tank to save her brother, but was overcome with the gas and had to be hauled up -Awarded a bronze medal.

    Samuel Mooney, aged 35 years, police constable at Great Western, after the circumstances related in previous case, a man named Coby went down the vat to save life and was overcome with the gas. Constable Mooney arrived and having a rope tied round him, went down a ladder into tho same vat and made an unsuccessful attempt to save Coby Awarded a certificate of merit.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria,' Tuesday 22 June 1886 
    Personal 30 Jun 1899  The Horsham Times, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DISTRICT NEWS.
    STAWELL.
    At a large and enthusiastic meeting at Great Western, it was decided to raise funds to erect a Catholic Church. A sum of close on £50 was subscribed in the room. Miss Trouette and Mr Lloyd are the joint secretaries
    Transcribed from "The Horsham Times, Victoria," Friday 30 June 1899 
    Personal 5 Sep 1914  Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Operetta at Great Western.
    EXCELLENT PACKED HOUSE
    One of the most successful entertainments ever held at Great Western took place on Wednesday night last in the form of an operetta entitled "The Prrincess of Poppyland". Tlio proceeds were in aid of the local Mechanics' Institute. The hall was crowded to its fullest capacity, and some came late could not get sitting acomodation. People attended in large numbers from Stawell, Ararat, and the whole surrounding districts. The training of the performers was in the capable hands of Mrs Dwyer (the directress) to whom great praise is due for the time and patience she bestowed upon the work, and who was deservingly rewarded by the crowded house, the appreciation of the audience, and the manner in which the different characters took their parts.
    The zealous secretary (Miss Trouette) also deserves a large share of the credit for the great success achieved. The principal parts were well sustained throughout the piece, and are entitled to special mention. The King.-Mr C. McKay, in his evening robe and crown, looked really royal, and took the lead in fine and stately style. The Princess.-Miss Dorrie Wilson, took her part as a Princess should and sang and acted with grace. Baron Insomnia (Miss Marie Trouette), did excellently, acting with marked success. The Prince. -Miss Nancie (Grellett, as suitor for the hand of the princess, sang his love songs with ardour and fine style, and pressed his claims so ardently that he eventually wins in spite of the King favouring the addresses of Baron Insomnia (Miss Trouette), who, as the villian of the piece, acted with a bold and fearless style that was very much appreciated and well received. Hon Fizzletop.-Mr J. Bourke, who, as the King's right-hand man, spoke and acted with dignity. Hon Dozey (Master D. Wright), and the Baron's attendants (Messrs J. Koefoed and A Wilson), supplied the humorous part of the programme, and kept the audience in smiling or laughing. The choruses were well rendered and greatly supported by an orchestra, which was a great help to solos, as well as the choruses. The instrumentalists in the orchestra were :?Miss Salinger (piano), Miss Tooey (mandolin), Miss E. Raymond and W. Harris (violins).
    The cast of characters was as followers:-Princess of Poppyland, Miss D. Wilson ; Cornflower and Moon daisy (her two attendants) Misses C. McKay and E. Harris; Britannia, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Misses P. Salinger, A. Dalkin, N. McKay, G. Wathen, T. Grellet; Spanish Gipsies, Misses J. Wright, K. and C. Dwyer ; King of Poppyland, Mr C. Mackay ; Prince Wide Awake (in disguise), Miss N. Grellet ; Hon Fizzletop, Mr J. Bourke ; Hon Dozey, Master D. Wright ; Pages, Masters .J. Tozor and C. Bullock , Sentry, Master Roy Wilson ; Jack Tar, Miss Phyllis Tozer ; Pip Pop and Honk Honk (the Baron's two attendants), Mesrs J. Koefoed and A. A. Wilson : and the celebrated Baron Insomnia, Miss Marie Trouette : with lady attendants, courtiers, etc.
    Transcribed from "Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Victoria," Saturday 5 September 1914
     
    Personal 18 Jul 1917  Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DISTRICT NEWS.
    Salt Creek
    A concert in aid of the British Bed Cross was held in the State School, Salt Creek, on Saturday, 7th July. The following items were rendered : song, "God Bless Our Soldiers," by school children ; rod drill, school children ; recitation, Miss J. Wright. song, "Australia," school children ; dialogue, school boys (encored ; song, "England," school children; dialogue, "A Rose and a Thorn," Misses S. and A. Thomas, Brehaut, and Allan Clark; action song, "Rainbow," children; clarinet solo, Mr L Thomas, (encored); action song, "Six Little Mothers," school girls ; Irish Jig, Misses Dwyer and Wright; sons, Miss N. Grellet; song, Mr Wilson ; dramatic sketch, Mrs Dwyer and Miss Trouette; sons, Mrs West; song, Miss Wilson; dialogue, Misses Thomis, Brehaut (2), Dunn, Clark and R. Tiller. In the absence of Mr C. Best the chair was occupied by Mr R. Rowe. At the conclusion of the program supper was served by the ladies. The proceeds of the concert amounted to £3 3s 6d.
    The following donations are grate fully acknowledged :-Sympathiser £1, Mrs Pierlot 5s., Miss Gibson, 5s.,Miss Salinger 2s., Mrs Wathen, 2s., Mr J. Brehaut, 5s., "Well Wishers" 1s 3d., Mr E. Brehaut 13s 6d. Sale of sweets donated by Messrs Thomas, Brehaut, Nance and W. H. Mitchell, Stawell, 17s 9d. Sale of cakes, 5s 3d.

    The total amount realised for the British Red Cross was £7.
    Transcribed from the "Stawell News and Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Victoria," Previous issue Wednesday 18 July 1917 
    Electoral Roll 1909-1924  Great Western Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victoria Electoral Roll 1909, 1914, 1919, 1924
    Subdivision of Stawell
    Trouette, Marie Francoise, Great Western , governess 
    Died 29 Jul 1927  The Hermitage, Great Western, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marie Francoise Trouette lived at The Hermitage Vineyard, Great Western, Victoria
      Death Registration
      Surname: TROUETTE: Given Names: Marie Francoise: Event: Death: TROUETTE Jean Pierre: Mother: Marie BLAMPIED: Death Place Ararat: Age 70: Year 1927: Reg No 8162 Victoria Death Index 1921 -1985]
    Death Notice 30 Jul 1927  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TROUETTE.- On the 29th July, 1927, Marie Francoise, The Hermitage, Great Western, daughter of the late Jean Pierre and Anne Marie Trouette, and sister of Nicolas, aged 70 years.
    Requiescat in pace.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria", Saturday 30 July 1927
     
    Obituary 2 Aug 1927  The Horsham Times, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On Thursday night Mrs. Marie Francoise Trouette, died at Great Western. The name of Trouette has been identified with Great Western from its earlier days. Jean Pierre Trouette, the, deceased lady's father, and Emil Blampied, were the fathers of the vine cultural industry in this portion of Victoria. Coming, to Australia from the border of France on the Swiss Alps, they settled at Great Western, and there the first vines were planted by them in the winter of 1860, and St. Peter's Vineyard beame the cradle of what is now a great and prosperous. industry. Miss Trouette was 70 year?s old
    Transcribed from "The Horsham Times, Victoria", Tiuesday 2 August, 1927
     
    Obituary 3 Aug 1927  Ararat Advertiser Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miss Marie Francoise Trouette died on 29 Jul 1927, of "The Hermitage", Great Western
    From the "Ararat Advertiser"
    A chapter in the history of Great Western was brought to a sorrowful conclusion on Thursday night by the death of Miss Marie Francoise Trouette. Her parents coming to Australia from the border of France near the Swiss Alps, settled at Great Western and there the first vines were planted by them in the winter of 1861, and St Peter's vineyard became the cradle of what is now a great and prosperous industry. Miss Trouette whose departure is a cause of sincere grief was the last surviving member of that family whose gracious hospitality, geniality of character and loving kindness endeared them to the memory of all with whom they came in contact. Miss Trouette continued to live at Great Western, but St. Peter's was purchased by Mr. Murton, and she established a smaller vineyard, the Hermitage, which for the past 30 odd years has been her home. Time tries us all and Miss Trouette who expired at the age of 70 years, passed through its testing fires, with its transient joys and poignant tragedies with a sweet serenity of character, which at once claimed and held the love of all who were privileged to know her. That memory will lighten the cloud of sorrow in which the vine village has been plunged by her demise.
    (date of the day and month is approximate).  
    Obituary 1 Sep 1927  Advocate, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MISS MARIE F. TROUETTE.
    The death, at the age of seventv years, of Miss Marie Trouette, of Great Western, which took place on July 29, caused keen grief to her friends. Warm-hearted to a degree, genial and most lovable hers was a rarely beautiful nature. Miss Trouette's life had much of sadness. While still young her only brother, Nicholas, met with a tragic death, which the devoted sister almost shared in her attempts to rescue him. By the death of her parents, who were very closely associated with the Great Western for many years, Miss Trouette became the sole remaining member of the family, but despite her loneliness and sorrow her fine spirit enabled her to take up again the threads of her life and give of her best to those around her requiring her help and service. The mortal remains of Miss Marie F. Trouette were laid to rest with those of her parents and brother in the cemetery at the wine village, with which the name of Trouette has been so indelibly engraved in the history of viticulture in this part of the State. The funeral left the residence of Mr. Warren Taylor, and deviating from the road to the cemetery, halted for two minutes of silent retrospection at the Hermitage, the late residence of the deceased lady. Messrs. R. H. Mowatt, H. H. Banfield, H. Salinger, F. P. Thomson, W. Toole, Warren Taylor, L. Mooney, and G. Holden were the pall-bearers, the coffin being borne to the grave by Messrs. J. Simpson, W. Hurley, J. McGuan, and A. Wilson. At. Mass on the Sunday followng Mass Trouette's death. Fr. Walsh made touching reference to her exmplary life and Christian charity.
    R.I.P.
    Advocate, Melbourne, Victoria, Thursday, 1 September 1927 
    Personal 29 Nov 1927  The Argus,Melbourne,Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GREAT WESTERN.
    Mr. Toutcher, M.L.A., unveiled a memorial in the Mechanics' Institute to the late Miss Marie F. Trouette, secretary of the institute for 22 years. A portrait of her brother was also presented.
    The Argus,Melbourne,Victoria, Tuesday 29 November 1927 
    In Memorium 28 Jul 1928  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TROUETTE.- In loving memory of Marie F. Trouette, The Hermitage, Great Western, who died July 29, 1927; also her dear mother, Anne Marie Trouette, who died December 30, 1905, formerly of St Peter's Vineyard, Great Western.
    Requiescat in pace.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria", Saturday 28 July 1928
     
    Personal 9 Oct 1928  The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    EARLY WINE-GROWING.
    STAWELL, Monday-Messrs Seppelt Brothers entertained a number of visitors at the Great Western wine cellars today including Mr L Salter, past president of the Viticultural Council. Mr. W. W. Senior, wine judge, of Melbourne, Mr. J. W. Pym general manager of Burgoyne Ltd , and Messrs Angrove and J. G. Kelly, South Australian winegrowers.

    Mr O Seppelt, in welcoming the visitors said that in years gone by Messrs Trouette and Blampied planted a few vines, and took prizes in Austialia, London, Bordeaux, and Philadelphia. When Miss Trouette died she left a bequest to the Federal Viticultural Council of eight medals and a large plant. They were historical, and were to be given to a museum or other body. He had much pleasure in handing them over to Mr Salter on behalf of the Agricultural Council which could get in touch with the museum.

    Mr Salter accepted the trophies and said that one trophy was unique in that it came from Philadelphia. The highest award there today was for lemonade That was disastrous, and he hoped that Australia would never come to that.

    The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Tuesday, 9 October 1928 
    In Memorium 25 Jul 1929  Advocate, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TROUETTE.-In loving memory of Marie F. Trouette, "The Hermitage," Great Western, who died July 29th, also her dear mother, Anne Marie Trouette, who died December 30th, 1905, late of St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western. Requiescant in pace.
    Ye who believe in affection that hopes, and endures, and is patient,
    Ye who believe in the beauty and strength of woman's devotion,
    Remember Marie!
    Advocate, Melbourne, Victoria, Thursday, 25 July 1929  
    Personal 10 Oct 1933  The Horsham Times, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLD WATCH RECOVERED AFTER 20 YEARS.
    About 30 years ago a robbery took place at Great Western, when Miss Trouette was robbed of a gold Watch and diatmond ring and about £200 worth of jewellery was taken from the late Mr. Hans Irvine's "Vine ,Lodge." The jewellery was never recovered. but it is understood a man was convicted but would not disclose where the jewellery was. Older residents of Great Western thought that the jewellery had been hidden away, and apparently they were right, writes the Stawell "Times."
    While soil was being removed at the site of Messrs. Seppelt & Sons wine cellars last week in connection with the new vinegar plant, workmen found a gold watch. They were astonished at the find and, the investigation showed that the case was intact: the face of the watch was not broken, but the works had rusted away. It was the watch stolen from Miss Trouette, and bore the inscription, "To M: F. Trouette, a birthday present from her papa 20th February, 1877."-It was a most interesting find, but a close search did not disclose any of the other missing jewellery.
    Transcribed from "The Horsham Times, Victoria," Tuesday 10 October 1933
     
    Personal 11 Oct 1933  Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    OLD ROBBERY
    RECALLED
    STAWELL, Wednesday. - While excavation work was being carried out at the site of the vinegar factory at Messrs. B. Seppelt and Sons, at Great Western, a lady's gold watch was unearthed. The case bore an inscription: "To M. F. Trouette, a birthday present from her Papa, 26th February, 1877."
    About 30 years ago the late Miss Trouette's home was burgled, and a gold watch and diamond ring taken.
    Transcribed from the "Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, New South Wales", Wednesday 11 October 1933
     
    Notes 
    • The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 27 April 1886
      THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY
      OF AUSTRALASIA.
      The monthly meeting of the Royal Humane Society of Australasia was held at 41 Sel- borne-chambers on Wednesday, April 21.
      Marie F. Trouette, for jumping with a rope tied round her into a wine vat to save her brother, knowing the vat to be full of carbonic acid gas, at St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western, was granted the bronze medal.

      The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Tuesday 29 November 1927
      GREAT WESTERN.
      Mr. Toutcher, M.L.A., unveiled a memorial in the Mechanics' Institute to the late Miss Marie F. Trouette, secretary of the institute for 22 years. A portrait of her brother was olso presented.
    Person ID I5573  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 

    Father Jean Pierre Trouette,   b. Abt 1833, Estampes, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1885, Great Western, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Anne Marie Blanpied/Blampied,   b. 24 Mar 1825, Bourthecourt, Burthecourt-aux-Chênes, Murthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1906, Great Western, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1856  St Monica's Chapel, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration
      Surname: TROUETTE: Given Names: Jean Pierre: Event: Marriage: Spouse: BLAMPIED Ann Marie: Year: 1856: Reg No 1495 [Victoria Pioneer Index 1836 -1888]
    Headstones
    Jean Pierre Trouette, Anne Marie, Nicolas & Marie Francoise
    Jean Pierre Trouette, Anne Marie, Nicolas & Marie Francoise
    Jean Pierre Trouette, Anne Marie, Nicolas & Marie Francoise
    Jean Pierre Trouette, Anne Marie, Nicolas & Marie Francoise
    Lower part of headstone
    Trouette historical plot
    Trouette historical plot
    Family ID F1800  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mechanic Institute, Great  Western.
    Mechanic Institute, Great Western.
    GREAT WESTERN.
    Mr. Toutcher, M.L.A., unveiled a memorial in the Mechanics' Institute to the late Miss Marie F. Trouette, secretary of the institute for 22 years. A portrait of her brother was also presented.
    The Argus,Melbourne,Victoria, Tuesday 29 November 1927

    Headstones
    Pierre Trouette and Family
    Pierre Trouette and Family

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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