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EVEN FOR A TROTMAN, QUITE A TROT MAN! TULLAMARINE, GREENVALE, WANGARATTA, VIC., AUST.

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on 2014-06-29 03:56:12

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 2014-07-20 01:52:56

Granted to Peter McAthur, Glenarthur (8N, Yuroke) originally consisted of 338 acres 1 rood. The line of Somerton Rd was the southern boundary but as the road did not exist at the time, 3 acres 1 rood must have been required for the one chain wide road. If the surveyor had used a calculator,he would have realised the original acreage was actually 336.96 acres (8100x 4160 links.) As 4.16 acres would have been required for the road, 2.08 from Glenarthur and 2.08 acres from 3E (which I assume was John Bond's "Fairview")to the south. Therefore, Glenarthur would have consisted of 334.88 acres, fairly close to the stated 335 acres.

Glenarthur is now the western half of Greenvale Reservoir,its south east corner just east of the entrance road, but not including the northern arms (Melway 179 BC3 and D3,part 4) which extend into Dunhelen land. To the east was Waltham which was two Shankland paddocks with Trotman land in between, all now covered by the eastern half of the Reservoir. To the west was Springfield, by now split into halves with Desmond Gamble on the northern half, which he'd renamed "Brocklands" after an ancestor, (John Brock who was a pioneer near Mt.Macedon and then Bundoora); it was purchased as a site for Aitken College. The southern half was Wal.French's dairy farm.

SALES BY AUCTION.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12.
AT THREE O'CLOCK. AT SCOTTS HOTEL, MELBOURNE.
SALE, OF "GLEN ARTHUR" FARM, BROADMEADOWS
CONTAINING 335 ACRES. TO BE SOLD ON GOOD TERMS.
TO DAIRYMEN, SHEEP BREEDERS, FARMERS, AND OTHERS.
W.S. Keast, Stock and Station Agent, "Queen's House," Queen street; Melbourne, has received in instructions from Mr. Trotman, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at SCOTT'S HOTEL, as above,that particularly GOOD FARM, known as "Glen Arthur," containing 335 acres, situated about 13 miles from Melbourne, and two miles from Somerton railway station.

The land is very rich volcanic black banks on the greater portion of the property, and the remainder is good grazing country, and is particularly suited for a DAIRY FARM or STUD FARM. It is nicely watered by permanent creek and springs. Subdivided into convenient paddocks. Some of the fences will require to be repaired, but the other portion is particularly good.

The improvements consist of a dwelling of six (6) rooms, weatherboard kitchen, and men's dining room, chaff shed, cow shed, buggy shed, dairy and machinery shed. Water laid on to the premises. Buyers can therefore attend the sale with the utmost confidence, knowing that the property is to be sold. (P.3, Argus, 3-2-1923.)

by itellya on 2014-09-01 07:09:55

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