The Packer family has played a significant role in the Australian media, political and social sphere since beginning of the twentieth century.

Packer
Packer family mausoleum, South Head Cemetery
Current regionAustralia
FounderRobert Clyde Packer
Members

The family has had numerous interests in Australian business, most notably in media, property and recently in gambling.

Family treeEdit

  • Robert Clyde Packer (24 July 1879 – 12 April 1934) m. Ethel Maude née Hewson (16 January 1878 − 1 April 1947)
    • Sir (Douglas) Frank Hewson Packer KBE, OStJ (3 December 1906 – 1 May 1974) m. (1) Gretel Joyce Bullmore (5 May 1907 − 16 August 1960); (2) Florence Mathilde Adeline Violet (Vincent), née Porges (June 1915 − 22 December 2012)
      • Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) m. Roslyn Redman née Weedon AC in 1963
        • Gretel Packer (c. 1965[1] – ) m. (1) Nick Barham (m. ?? – 1999[2]); (2) Shane Murray (m. ?? – 2007[2])
          • Francesca Barham (c. 1995[2])
          • Ben Barham (c. 1998[2])
          • William Kerry Murray (c. 2006[2])
        • James Douglas Packer (8 September 1967 – [3]) m. (1) Jodhi Meares (m. 1999 – 2002); (2) Erica née Baxter (m. 2007 – 2013)
          • Indigo Packer (Baxter) (27 July 2008 – [4])
          • Jackson Lloyd Packer (Baxter) (1 February 2010 – [5])
          • Emmanuelle Sheelah Packer (Baxter) (22 September 2012 – [6])
      • (Robert) Clyde Packer (22 July 1935 – 8 April 2001) m. (1) Angela née Money in 1961, divorced in 1972; (2) Kate Clifford in 1977.
        • Francis Clyde Packer
    • Kathleen Mary Packer (1910 – 2000), known later as Lady Stening, m. Sir George Stening (1904 – 1996)

Notable membersEdit

Name Birth name Years living Business interests Spouse
R. C. Packer Robert Clyde Packer 24 July 1879 – 12 April 1934 Ethel Maude Hewson (16 January 1878 − 1 April 1947)
Sir Frank Packer KBE, OStJ Douglas Frank Hewson Packer 3 December 1906 – 1 May 1974
  1. Gretel Joyce Bullmore (5 May 1907 − 16 August 1960)
  2. Florence Mathilde Adeline Violet (Vincent), née Porges (June 1915 − 22 December 2012)
Clyde Packer Robert Clyde Packer 22 July 1935 – 8 April 2001
  1. Angela Money (m. 1961–1972)
  2. Kate Clifford (m. 1977–2001)
Kerry Packer AC Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer 17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005 Roslyn Weedon (m. 1963 − 2005)
Ros Packer AC Roslyn Redman Weedon   Kerry Packer
James Packer James Douglas Packer 8 September 1967 –
  1. Jodhi Meares (m. 1999–2002)
  2. Erica Packer (m. 2007–2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horney, Andrew (22 October 2015). "Private Sydney: Gretel Packer – birthday billionaire". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sharp, Annette (10 August 2013). "Gretel Packer steps out with her boys". Daily Telegraph. Australia. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ Griffen-Foley, Bridget (18 November 2009). "Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? The James Packer Story". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original (book review) on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Indigo is the luckiest Packer of them all". News Corp Australia. 29 July 2008. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  5. ^ Hornery, Andrew (2 February 2010). "New heir for Packer dynasty". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Packer palace welcomes new princess Emmanuelle". News.com.au (News Corp Australia). 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.

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