Charles Anthony Hart
Charles Anthony Hart
Date of Birth 4 November 1873
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Mabel Mary Stanley
Childrens Names Jack Anthony & Nance Mabel

Charles Anthony Hart was born on 4 Nov 1873, the youngest child of Anthony Hart (1831-1911), a grocer, and Martha Rogers (1833-1912) who married on 6 Mar 1855 in Launceston. He had three brothers and two sisters. His grandparents were William Doubleday Hart (1800-1847) and his wife Ann Green (c.1802-1891). On 29 Mar 1902 Charles Hart married Mabel Mary Stanley, daughter of Joseph Stanley and his wife Isabella, nee Turner, at their home at Patersonia. Charles and Mabel had two children, Jack and Nance.

Charles spent all his working life with W Hart & Sons, working up from boy to director and remained there after the business was taken over by D & W Chandler of Melbourne. W Hart & Sons exhibited several agricultural products and machinery at the Tasmanian Exhibition in 1891-92.

Charles was a prominent rifleman and at the time of his death was vice-patron of the Tasmanian Gun Club. He was a keen yachtsman and power boat enthusiast and a vice-patron of the Tamar Yacht Club. Charles competed in motoring contests with the Tasmanian Automobile Club. He was a member of the Northern Tasmanian Camera Club, which he joined when only 18. He also was connected with the Cage Bird Society.

Charles' wife Mabel died in Jul 1946 and his daughter Nance Bonner died aged 38 in Oct 1946. Charles never really recovered from the shock of these close bereavements. He retired from work and died on 2 May 1953 aged 79. See The Examiner 16 Dec 2006, page 39.

Carole Sarvis May 2006, Angela Prosser Green Jun 2006 & Reg Sherlock Jun 2012