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CAIRNS GENEALOGY, BONEO ETC, MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VIC., AUST. (and Tassie!)

Journal by itellya

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on 2013-05-30 10:07:16

Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.

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by itellya on 2013-05-30 10:28:25

During our road tour, 91 year old Bill Huntley told me that Doug Cairns, who lived in Mornington, kept on asking Bill to sell "Seven Oaks" to him. This was Seven Oaks Farm, formerly Hinds', that part of 79A Balnarring bounded by Junction Rd, Craig Avon Lane and Bittern-Dromana Rd. Bill also said that Doug was a great friend of Arthur Boyd, the famous Australian artist who is the subject of one of my journals;the cottage in Rosebud Pde where Arthur commenced his career now has a heritage overlay. (Google SAVING A PIECE OF ROSEBUD HISTORY.)
Given that Alexander's grandson Douglas was probably born in the 1870's, Bill and Arthur Boyd's Douglas Cairns was probably his son or nephew.

by itellya on 2013-06-10 00:09:30

Note the correction re Christopher Cairns' year of death and that his daughter Ethel had married one of the Crichtons.

by itellya on 2013-07-01 03:46:33

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