In very sad news, President of the Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. Dave Livett passed away on 8 March 2020 after a year-long battle with liver cancer. He was aged 80.
Dave was born on 16 April 1939 in London, England – on the eve of World War II commencing. He would often comment in later years that some of his earliest memories as a boy was him and his family enduring German bombing raids, and coping with war-time restrictions, during those dark days of the 1940s.
Dave lived for a while in New Zealand before coming to Australia – where he married Dorothy in 1972. They have one daughter: Vanora.
Dave and Dorothy lived for many years at Ashgrove. He was a prolific and tireless worker for several community groups and good causes.
In 2017 Dave became President of the Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. He had been a member and Secretary of the association for many years – fulfilling a passion he had for local history and knowledge. He presided over numerous events in 2019 to commemorate 25 years since the formation of the group. His final public duty was unveiling a special plaque at the Enoggera Memorial Hall on 30 November 2019 with a community morning tea. The event was well attended and an official launch of the Society’s new website also took place – www.enoggerahistory.org
The Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. wishes to express its sincere appreciation and thanks for the outstanding contribution made by Dave to the association over many years. His National Service record, and his work for several other community causes, is also greatly acknowledged and respected.
A dedicated and loving family man and father, we extend our love and strength to his wife, Dorothy, daughter Vanora and loved ones. We pay special tribute, too, to Dorothy for her wonderful service to the Society – including in her most recent role as Vice President.