Mavis Bland Ruby

(17 July 1899 - 10 January 1969)
     Mavis Bland Ruby was born on 17 July 1899 in Balloong, Victoria. Her father George was described as a storekeeper of Yarram aged 26 and Emily was 24. She was the daughter of George Evans Ruby and Emily Alice Bland.
     Mavis Bland Ruby married Henry Refshauge MacKenzie, son of William MacKenzie and Lily Weston, on 24 March 1919 in the Methodist Church manse, Royal Parade, Royal Park, Victoria.
     Mavis and Henry were registered as Henry was listed as an agent at 16 New St, Brighton, Victoria, on the 1922 electoral roll.
     Mavis and Henry were registered as Henry was listed as an agent at 31 Ercildoune St, St Kilda East, Victoria, on the between 1924 and 1925 electoral roll.
     Mavis and Henry were registered at 5 North Rd, Elsternwick, Victoria, on the between 1926 and 1927 electoral roll.
     Mavis Bland Ruby lived at 12 Copeland Street, South Yarra, Victoria.
     Mavis was registered at ?41 Punt Rd, South Yarra, Victoria, on the 1937 electoral roll. She witnessed Donald MacKenzie and Mary Phyllis Colbert's wedding on 7 August 1937 in St Bartholomew's Church of England, Burnley, Victoria.
     Mavis and Mary were registered at 39 Hastngs Rd, Hawthorn, Kooyong, Victoria, on the 1943 electoral roll.
     Mavis Bland Ruby and Henry Refshauge MacKenzie lived at 39 Hastings Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 1947. Mavis Bland Ruby witnessed the second marriage of Stanley Grenfell Hutchins and Linley Joan MacKenzie on 13 June 1947, the Registry Office, Perth, Western Australia; She described herself as a stenographer and her father as a Government Inspector. Stan was divorced and was of Geraldton, having moved from Caulfield, Victoria.
     Mavis and Henry were registered as Henry Refshauge McKenzie, solider, with wife and daughter in law. at 39 Hastngs Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, on the 1949 electoral roll. As of 1950, Mavis Bland Ruby was also known as Crockett in records.
     Mavis Bland Ruby lived at Bell Street, Coburg, Victoria, 1950.
     Mavis died when hit by a car on 10 January 1969 in Lyndhurst, Victoria, aged 69. She was buried on 13 January 1969 in New Melbourne General cemetery, Fawkner.

Children of Mavis Bland Ruby and Henry Refshauge MacKenzie

Donald MacKenzie

(14 January 1917 - 8 July 1977)
Donald McKenzie (1917-1977)
     Donald MacKenzie was born on 14 January 1917 in 75 Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy, Victoria. He was the son of Henry Refshauge MacKenzie and Mavis Bland Ruby.
     Donald MacKenzie lived at 941 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria, 1937.
     Donald MacKenzie married Mary Phyllis Colbert, daughter of Edward Michael Colbert and Margaret Robertson, on 7 August 1937 in St Bartholomew's Church of England, Burnley, Victoria. Donald served in the R.A.A.F. He became a Warrant Officer II after enlisting on 2 September 1939 beginning as a fitter & turner. He served in Malaya/Singapore with No. 2 Squadron between 13 August 1940 & 4 March 1942, as Corporal then Sergeant during the War. His service number is A12372/A32998 (previously 205712) - 234 pages. 2 Sep 1939 - 13? Sep 1948, 9 years 11 days, A 1959 document states that he enlisted 1 july 1937 [CAF], He finished his service at the RAAF Academy, Point Cook. Donald was granted a divorce from Phyl Colbert on 15 September 1952.
     Donald MacKenzie married secondly Clarice Jewell Wheelhouse on 10 September 1952 in Melbourne.
     Donald MacKenzie lived at Rainbow Valley Road, Park Orchards, from__ ___ 1955.
     Donald MacKenzie lived at East Sale RAAF Station, Victoria, between January 1956 and 1957.
     Donald MacKenzie lived at 80 Bena Rd, Yarraville, Victoria, 1962. He was awarded an MBE for his work in the RAAF on 12 June 1971. WO Donald McKenzie has been officer-in-charge of the Aeronautical Science Workshops at the RAAF College, now re-named RAAF Academy, since 1957. The re-constitution of the RAAF College as the RAAF Academy brought many changes to the Aeronautical Science Course. This in turn necessitated the re-equipping of the engineering and aeronautics laboratories. Much of the equipment need was not available locally except at excessive cost. The equipment was therefore manufactured on the unit. In addition, much of the equipment that was purchased locally weighed so much that their installation required considerable engineering skill. In constructing and installing the various equipment in the aeronautical laboratory, W. Off. McKenzie displayed outstanding ability as a practical engineer. Throughout his many years at the RAAF Academy, he demonstrated his ability to design and construct sophisticated scientific equipments. In addition to his primary duties, he has freely devoted much of his leisure time to the manufacture and maintenance of sporting equipment used by RAAF Academy cadets.
     Donald died on 8 July 1977 in Warrandyte, Victoria, aged 60. He was killed when a hit-run motorist crushed him against his car, crashed and fled police on foot. He was trying to free his utility bogged in a drain on the east side of Harris Gully Road. He was residing at Rainbow Valley Rd, Park Orchards at the time. He was cremated on 13 July 1977 after a service at Croydon in The Necropolis, Springvale. |His ashes were scattered on his farm at Park Orchards. There is a memorial inscription to him on his father's grave at Yarram cemetery.
     His will was proved on 23 May 1978.

Child of Donald MacKenzie and Clarice Jewell Wheelhouse

Linley Joan MacKenzie

(18 March 1925 - 2 July 1993)
     Linley Joan MacKenzie was born on 18 March 1925 in Brighton, Victoria. She was the daughter of Henry Refshauge MacKenzie and Mavis Bland Ruby.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie lived at 39 Hastings Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, before 13 March 1947.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie married Stanley Grenfell Hutchins as his second wife, on 13 June 1947 in the Registry Office, Perth, Western Australia. She described herself as a stenographer and her father as a Government Inspector. Stan was divorced and was of Geraldton, having moved from Caulfield, Victoria.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie and Stanley Grenfell Hutchins lived at 130 Eleanor St, Geraldton, Western Australia, 1949.
     They lived on a banana plantation at Carnarvon, WA until 1953 when they returned to Victoria. They lived at Ballarat then Pascoe Vale, Vic. After the death of their son Richard in a plane accident,they retired to Kalimna near Lakes Entrance, Victoria.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie and Stanley Grenfell Hutchins lived at Leura Plantation, Carnarvon, Western Australia, 1954.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie and Stanley Grenfell Hutchins lived at 296 Gaffney St, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, 1963.
     Linley Joan MacKenzie and Stanley Grenfell Hutchins lived at 91 Seaview Pde, Kalimna, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, between 1970 and 1993.
     Linley died on 2 July 1993 in Gippsland Hospital, Sale, Victoria, aged 68. She was buried on 6 July 1993 in the Memorial Park, Chelteham.

Child of Linley Joan MacKenzie and Stanley Grenfell Hutchins