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Born in Liverpool in 1806, Thomas Allison established himself as a cabinet maker, blind maker and undertaker in Camberwell, London. It was there in 1844 that John was born. In the 1860s, John Allison arrived in Melbourne and soon after purchased the business of John Little in Simpsons Road (Victoria St), Richmond, which had commenced there in 1851. Richmond would become the headquarters of the firm for many years.
John’s sons, Jack and Roy, took over from their father before he died in 1921. After buying out his brother’s share in the late 1920s, Roy changed the firm’s name to John (Roy V) Allison. In doing so, Roy distinguished it from the other competing firms of Allison.
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When they returned after service during the war, they became involved in the management of the business.
in Brighton and Sandringham in the name of its founder, J. Monkhouse & Son. After Roy’s death in 1957, John and Rob carried on the business in equal ownership.
In the 1970’s
Since 1988, he has been Managing Director and has continued to make Allison Monkhouse one of the foremost funeral firms in the world.
Roy was elected Honorary Life Member of the Australian Funeral Directors’ Association (AFDA). He, along with his son, John, were elected Fellows of the British Institute of Embalmers. Roy was the first Fellow outside of the UK. John was elected Life Councillor of the AFDA in 1969; Rob in 1978.
for service to the funeral industry, including his role in the return of the Unknown Soldier, and to the community.
All of this achievement would not be possible without the continuing help of loyal staff, many of whom have had a long association in our company’s history.
We are accredited members of three industry organisations in Australia, namely: Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Australian Institute of Embalmers and National Funeral Directors Association. We have continued to serve Sydney families for six generations and are determined in our resolve to maintain standards set by our predecessors.
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