What became of Mr Vivian
In April 2009 I posted on the blog some details about Manly Alderman Walter Hussey Vivian. At that point I did not know what had happened to him after about 1902, although the State Parliament website suggested that he might have gone to South Africa. Now, thanks to the digitised Sydney Morning Herald, I have found that he died in South Africa in 1928, aged 76; a death notice appeared on 5 December 1929. After spells at Johannesburg and Durban, he had settled at Pine Town, Natal, South Africa, where he became Chairman of the Pinetown Health Board, and there is a Vivian Road in Pinetown, which I assume is named after him. His wife Ishie died in 1931. You can view their cemetery headstone on a website (eGGSA) giving details of people buried in Pinetown Cemetery. We still lack a good photograph of him, though.