Born: Established: 24 Aug 1888 London ; Died: 1 Aug 1956 Mosman
I am the grand daughter of Ivy Moore and was just checking on your web site. She has four publications and I have quite a lot of biographical information. Her husband was John IRWIN Moore hence she was Mrs J.I. Moore not J.L....... My name is Trish Burgess email@example.com Phone 02 6288 9754 Dear Jim Herewith information from my family files! The only thing I don't have is her exact date of death. We know it was 1956. We are just searching for Dad's diary for that year. Otherwise I could get the death certificate......What is your time frame please? Just use what you want to and ask any questions.... Cheers...Trish
Email from Trish Burgess to Jim Cleary, 7.2.07. Ivy Amy Mary MOORE (nee Varian Walshe) Born 36 James Street, Buckingham Gate, London, 24 August 1888 Died, Sydney, 1956 Father George Varian Walshe, Clerk in the General Post Office Mother Edith Marian Varian Walshe (nee Meux-Smith) (Australian) Passport issued at Government House, Melbourne 3 July 1922 Stamped by Melbourne Customs 24 August 1924 Married John Irwin (Irwin) MOORE, 14 August 1913. He was an Australian-born Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Their only child, John Irwin (Jim) Moore, was born in Gosport, England, 4 September 1916. During the early years of her life Ivy lived much of the time in France, Algeria and Corsica. Ivy Moore came to Australia on two occasions. In 1919 she and Jim and a nurse, travelled on the Morea, while her husband was part of the crew bringing HMS Swordsman to join the Royal Australian Navy. Following this Irwin had two appointments to the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay. In 1920, then they returned to England, and came out again arriving in Melbourne on 24 August 1924. After the second trip, her husband returned to England leaving Ivy and Jim to manage as best they could, with a small remittance. Ivy wrote prolifically to support them - poetry, historical articles and journalistic pieces and was consistently published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sydney Mail and Le Courier Australien, among others. She published collections of her writing: Australian Violets, in 1937, with a second edition in 1945. Glimpses of Old Sydney and N.S.W. 1945. Flags of Freedom, 1940, second edition 1946. The second edition in fact has far more poems than the first. Log of the Good Ship Alliance Francasie, Book One, 1948 In 1935 the French Ministry/Academy conferred on her its Academic Palms, as an Officier d'Academie for her literary services, including her efforts to encourage appreciation of France and the French language. For other services to France, Ivy received the Free French Service Medal, presented by the French Consul-General on 20 September 19xx??. She was also made a Member of Honor of the Free French Soldiers' Association. She was founder and president of the "Friends of France" Association. She was an Honorary Citizen of the French city of Le Bresse. In 1936 Ivy became "travelling publicity officer" for Holyman Airways, the forerunner to Australian National Airways and wrote numerous newspaper articles about air travel - "From Sydney to Melbourne and back in a day, each trip taking only four short hours." !!