NEW SOUTH WALES
Family of James & Martha Eve
This tree is being researched by Pam Pearson who kindly made the following information available.James Eve was born in 1838 in Maldon, Essex. He was the son of James and Lilian Eve. James was the nephew of Samuel Eve who emigrated to Australia in 1853. See previous page for a link to the Tree of Samuel Eve. James Eve also has Links to the Hatfield Peveral Tree. This can be accessed by clicking the link below. The Hatfield Peveral Tree James Eve was born in 1838 in Maldon, Essex. He emigrated to Australia in about 1861. He died on the 25th September 1911 in Mosman, NSW. James Eve married Martha Nairn on the 28th August 1865 in Redfern, NSW. He was a tobacconist and had a shop in Kent Street, Sydney. He also became a member of the Legislative Assembly for the Canterbury area of NSW from the 2nd February 1891 to 25th June 1894. He was also named co-executor of his uncle Samuel's will. James and Martha Eve had the following children;
1 James E Eve
James E Eve was born in 1868.
2 Albert S Eve
Albert S Eve was born in born 1874.
Both Sydney James Eve and Richmond (Dick) Eve traveled to the 1924 Olympic Games which were held in Paris in 1924. Richmond Eve represented Australia in the high diving event and won a gold medal. An account of his exploits is reproduced below;Dick Eve, the son of the man who owned the pool where Charlton Beaurepaire and Henry trained (they represented Australia in the 4x200 freestyle relay), won the men's plain high diving. He did so with a near perfect last dive, to beat John Jansson of Sweden and Harold Clarke of Britain. It is the only time an Australian has won an Olympic diving medal. Eve also entered in the springboard and the fancy highboard. He finished fifth in the final of the former event in which the Americans finished 1-2-3. But he eventually pulled out of the fancy diving because of the pain from an ear infection, aggravated by the continual diving into the water. Sydney Eve was the Treasurer of the Australian Olympic Committee and travelled to Paris as an Official. Photographs Of Richmond Eve