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FINN, James, Penshurst, Victoria

Journal by gwenjoy

Does anyone have a connection or information on this FINN family please.

James FINN m Sarah ROWAN ca 1873 in Warrnambool. James, b 1843, was the son of Martin FINN and Margaret TROTTER.

Offspring were:- Margaret b 1872 Penshurst. Edmund b 1874 Flemington, Mary Ann b 1877 Penshurst, Hurtle b 1878 Penshurst, James Rowan b1880 Penshurst, Martin Joseph b 1833, Herbert b 1855, John Harold , 1887, Helen May b 1890 Penshurst.

I believe James may have managed a property, 'Kolor' at Penshurst.

Martin Joseph who lived at Penshurst( and married Caroline HUSTLER,)was a trainer of racehorses and greyhounds.


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on 2011-06-28 22:24:21

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by asheppard on 2011-06-29 02:39:22

You may like to have a read of this on Dr Dickinson 37 Cobb Street Penshurst.

This is part of the article

Why is it significant?
The house at 37 Cobb Street Penshurst is architecturally significant as a typical example of a middle class private residence dating from the period of Penshurst's growth, following the 1860s land sales. It is historically significant for its association with important members of the Penshurst community, including Dr William Miller Dickinson, physician, John Montgomery, architect and surveyor, James Finn, overseer at Kolor, and Daniel Twomey, owner of Kolor, and during the 20th century, Mrs. Edith Olle.

The whole study article is at this site

you may be able to contact someone from Victorian Heritage, they may have more information on James FINN.

Good luck in your hunt.

by asheppard on 2011-06-29 02:55:51

This also may interest you it's part of an article for Penshurst Victoria that was in the Age Newspaper on Feb 8 2004.

"Things to see

Kolor and Woolshed
The Kolor estate, just south of town on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Rd, features an outstanding and highly picturesque single-storey bluestone Classical Revival mansion (1868) which is noted for its exceptional masonry. The dominant feature is a tower with a bellcast roof.

Another feature of interest is the hexagonal basalt woolshed which was built about the same time as the mansion. It was constructed of local squared basalt blocks. The interior timber framework and joinery were prefabricated and highly detailed. It has since become part of a different estate my means of subdivision. These buildings can be seen from the lookout atop Mt Rouse or from the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road. Mr Belcher, tel: (03) 5573 4517."

I thought this might be the original 'Kolor' estate where James FINN worked, Mr Belcher may be able to shed some light on that.

by asheppard on 2011-06-29 03:08:42

If you Google "Kolor Estate" there are some interesting articles on the Twomey family and the ups and downs of Kolor.

There is a Mount Rouse and Districts Historical Society that may also have more information on 'Kolor" and James FINN

Their website

by gwenjoy on 2011-06-30 03:30:46

to asheppard, thankyou very much for all your help. Cheers,Gwenjoy

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