EDWARD WILSON: THE FISHERMAN'S FRIEND, THE SQUATTER'S FOE. TULLAMARINE AND NEWSPAPER PIONEER. :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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EDWARD WILSON: THE FISHERMAN'S FRIEND, THE SQUATTER'S FOE. TULLAMARINE AND NEWSPAPER PIONEER.

Journal by itellya

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on 2012-02-13 22:17:15

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 janilye on 2012-02-14 04:44:16
by itellya on 2013-08-07 10:43:31

Edward Wilson was responsible for the Mornington Peninsula's first motorised ambulance, a trust he had set up helping to finance it. Cr Jack of the Shire of Flinders motivated the fund raising with willing volunteers in each town collecting for the much-needed ambulance that was garaged at Mornington. Cr Jack also gained the assistance of the three shires. Next time you go to the Old Shire Offices,hopefully the name on the plaque outside re the opening of this building will have much more meaning to you, as will that of Edward Wilson.

by itellya on 2013-08-26 04:17:15

Thought I should give a source for the above comment.

Peninsula Motor Ambulance
PRESENTATION OF WAGON AT
MORNINGTON
Cr. Jack's Efforts Reach Fruition.
In the presence of a representative gathering of Peninsula public bodies at the Mornington Shire Hall, on Friday afternoon last. Mr. F. Hansford, president of the Victorian Civil Ambulance, made the presentation to the Peninsula of a Ford ambulance wagon. The wagon has all the necessary inscriptions, also a first-aid -kit.It will be stationed at the Mornington fire station, and by any person ringing Mornington 126 or 13, immediate service will be guaranteed.
THE PRESENTATION.
In the absence of the Mornington Shire president, Cr. P. McArthur, who has been ill for some time, Cr.J. G. Barrett occupied the chair. Cr. Barrett commenced proceedings by saying that the motor wagon would be a great thing for the Peninsula, and he was pleased to note that such a number were present to take an interest in the service. He then introduced Mr. Hansford, who was well received. This gentleman spoke of the establishment of country ambulance services, which was only made practicable by the generosity of the Edward Wilson Trust, c/o "The Argus." etc.
(Peninsula Motor Ambulance PRESENTATION OF WAGON AT MORNINGTON Cr. Jack's Efforts Reach Fruition.
Frankston & Somerville Standard (Vic. : 1921 - 1939) Friday 16 October 1925 p 6 Article)

by itellya on 2013-10-23 19:21:12

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