A recent reading of Peter Fitzpatrick’s biography The two Frank Thrings (Monash University Publishing, 2012) contained more than I had expected.  The Collingwood Historical Society is currently compiling a database of Councillors of the former municipality of Collingwood and I am slogging away compiling that data.  Imagine my surprise when I was in recreational reading mode and relishing Peter Fitzpatrick’s research skills only to discover that Frank Thring junior was the grandson of Maximilian Kreitmayer who was a Collingwood Councillor and Mayor in 1892/93!  Frank senior was married to Kreitmayer’s daughter, Olive.

It seems Collingwood Councillors are everywhere.  If you have any stories about Collingwood Councillors we would be interested to hear from you for this project.  You can contact us by making a comment on this post or by email at collingwoodhs@yahoo.com.

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