John James Tognini

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John James Tognini
Born 1878
Lambton, New South Wales
Died 11 December 1935
Occupation Publican
Years active 1921-1935
Known for Daylesford Hotel
Tognini's Commercial Hotel
Home town Daylesford
Spouse(s) Gertrude Tognini
Children John James Tognini

John James Tognini was a publican in Daylesford, Victoria, <1921-1935.

History[edit | edit source]

John James Tognini was born in 1878 in Lambton, New South Wales, the son of James Tognini and Elizabeth Howe.[1]

He married Gertrude Goode in 1904 in Victoria.[2]

In 1921, Tognini was leasing the Daylesford Hotel from his father for £14 per month.[3]

He renamed the hotel in 1928:

The name of the Daylesford Hotel, owned and conducted by Mr. J. Tognini, has been changed to the Commercial Hotel.[4]

In July 1935 he was injured in a road accident:

DAYLESFORD, Monday.-The five occupants of a motor-car which ran off the Daylesford-Bolwarrah road, went down a steep embankment, and tilted on its side among stumps and boulders, were unhurt except for slight abrasions and shock. The occupants were Messrs. J. J. Tognini, of the Commercial Hotel; J. Tognini, jun.; J. Tilli, of Fern Hill: and the Misses Annie Vanina and Florence Cameron, of Daylesford.[5]

He died on 11 December 1935:

TOGNINI.—On the 11th December, at Commercial Hotel, Daylesford, John James, dearly beloved husband of Gertrude, and loving father of John James, aged 57 years. At rest.
TOGNINI.—On the 11th December, at Commercial Hotel, Daylesford, John James, dearly beloved eldest son of the late Mr. James and Mrs. Tognini, and loving brother of Lily (Mrs. Connolly, Elsternwick), Fred (Footscray), Ethel (Mrs. Isaac, West Perth), Charles (Garden Vale), May (Mrs. Gravestock, deceased) and Walter, late A.I.F., killed in action ; aged 57 years. Peacefully sleeping.[6]

Mr. John James Tognini, who died at his home in Daylesford (V.) last week. Aged 57 years, was the licensee of the Commercial Hotel, Daylestord for 31 years. He had held official positions in the Daylesford Football Club, Gun Club, Worn-out Miners Committee, and the Daylesford Licensed Victuallers Association. He won the Waterloo Cup with Miss Request, and also owned racehorses, one of which was Hurricane. Mr. Tognini travelled extensively in East and South Africa.[7]

One year later his wife applied to take over the licence:

NOTICE OF APPLICATION for Transfer of VICTUALLER'S LICENCE— We, GERTRUDE TOGNINI and JOHN JAMES TOGNINI, Executors of the will of John James Tognini, late of Daylesford in the State of Victoria Licensed Victualler deceased who at the time of his death was the holder of the Victualler's Licence for the Hotel known as the Commercial Hotel situate at Daylesford in the Licensing District of Maryborough and Probate of whose will was granted by the Supreme Court of Victoria on the 21 at day of March, 1936, and I GERTRUDE TOGNINI of Daylesford Widow of the said John James Tognini HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that we will on Monday the second day of November, 1936. APPLY to the Licensing Court for the Licensing District of Maryborough sitting at Melbourne for the transfer of such licence to Gertrude Tognini in her own right. DATED this 23rd day of October, 1938. G. TOGNINI. JOHN JAMES TOGNINI. G. TOGNINI. R. W. SHELLARD & SON, Albert St., Daylesford. Solicitors for the applicant.[8]

His son, John James Tognini, held the license for the Commercial Hotel in Daylesford, in 1943.[9]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. John James Tognini, Australian Birth Index, 1788-1922, New South Wales, 1878, Ref. No, 18611
  2. Jno Jas Togneni, in the Australian Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Victoria, 1904, Ref. No. 6425
  3. Tognini, James, Wills and Probate Records. VPRS 28 (Probates) and VPRS 7591 (Wills). Public Record Office Victoria, North Melbourne, Victoria.
  4. 1928 'Riverina News.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 13 March, p. 16. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,
  5. 1935 'Mishap Near Daylesford', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 16 July, p. 13. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,
  6. 1935 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 13 December, p. 1. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,
  7. 1935 'OBITUARY', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 21 December, p. 10. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,
  8. 1936 'Advertising', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 24 October, p. 47. , viewed 18 Jul 2022,
  9. Australian Electoral Roll, 1943, Victoria, Ballarat, Daylesford

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