Digital photograph of John Astle, first husband of Elizabeth Harris.

Elizabeth was an immigrant from Staffordshire, England, who spent her later life in Melbourne. She married John Astle, from Yorkshire and they migrated to Victoria in 1854. They had one daughter. John was a publican from 1861 until he died in 1874. A John Astle is listed in the 1865 Sands & McDougall Post Office Directory as being at the Emu Hotel, 117 Bouverie Street, Carlton. In 1870 a John Astle is at the Staffordshire Arms Hotel, corner of Oxford and Blackwood Streets, Hotham (later North Melbourne). In 1875, after he had passed away, Mrs John Astle is recorded at this address, suggesting that Elizabeth was resident and possibly publican. She re-married in late 1876 and died at Summer Hill, Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, aged 85.

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Portrait of a seated man.

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