Notable People of Collingwood

Collingwood Notables Database

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Richard Papworth Kefford

1832-1901

Carrier

Richard Kefford was the eldest child of a fishmonger in London’s East End. From these humble beginnings the family migrated to Australia where his father became a successful farmer in Nunawading and Richard junior’s entrepreneurial spirit brought him success and led to the founding of a transport empire.

Nathaniel Kinsman

1823-1898

Lay preacher, marriage celebrant, auctioneer

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Yorkshire-born Nathaniel Kinsman and his wife Lydia came to Victoria in 1849. After working as an assessor for Melbourne City Council, he set up his own business in Fitzroy. He was at first connected with St Mark’s Anglican Church in Fitzroy, and became associated with the new East Collingwood congregation, eventually known as St Philip’s. There he conducted lay services until he seceded to form the Victorian Free Church of England. He was to become known as ‘The Marrying Vicar’, reportedly officiating at more than 7000 marriages.

Ludwig Maximilian Kreitmayer

1830-1906

Councillor, mayor, waxworks proprietor, modeller

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