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on 2012-02-16 10:09:07

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 2012-02-19 09:19:26

The exact location of William Campbell's station has been added to the journal. Details of pioneers to follow.

by itellya on 2012-02-21 15:57:11

Google "Franklinford" and click on Dja Dja Wurrung wikipedia for some of their vocabulary.

by itellya on 2012-02-21 16:02:19

This wiki also gives detail about Edward Stone Parker, such as his earlier camp at Sunbury and some quotations, such as his praise of John Hepburn's attitude to aborigines.

by fitzopen on 2012-02-27 21:41:30

Wow that is great information. My daughters have settled in Daylesford and Clydesdale. I have since found out that my great great grandparents, Longs and Billinghams, settled in Maldon and my grandmother was born at Shepherds Flat!!

by itellya on 2012-02-28 01:48:53

Long is an unfortunate surname for a trove search but you could find something. I don't suppose your Longs lived at Wattle Vale, Maldon, and had a lad named John James who became engaged to Lillian McGregor of Walmer.
I'm going to resist the urge to start on Maldon where I taught and played footy and cricket in 1967. Poor Steven Burchell, young Paul Kinross, a good footballer, Laity's garage, dogs sleeping in the middle of the road just like in Kenneth Jack's calendar painting, Rex Beach shire sec. and cricket captain, swooping maggies at the footy ground and all that.I'm sure Victoria's first historic town has plenty of people to record its history.
I just hope that I have inspired the Sartoris and any other old Franklinford families to write a history of Franklinford and perhaps to organise a "Back To".

by itellya on 2012-02-28 07:33:46

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I suspect that Limestone Creek, as seen on online maps of: (a)geological survey, parish of Yandoit, county of Talbot and (b)country lots near Limestone Creek, is now called Yandoit Creek.There is no current reference to Limestone Creek, Yandoit.
I was trying to locate the various properties in the estate of the late Richard Molloy (which I still haven't entered in the journal because of this sidetrack.) I believe that some of the parish of Yandoit land was Patrick Molloy's or adjacent to it; Patrick called his property at Yandoit "Limestone".
Strangely a John Molloy had a property called "Limestone" at Guildford and it was possibly at the end of Molloys Rd which runs north off Limestone Rd. I don't know how long Frank Whitlock's ancestors were near Franklinford but there is a road named after them too. I had the impression that Frank's place was on the slopes of Mt Franklin near the Robertsons, not near this road.
Gold was not the only form of underground wealth. The county of Talbot map shows a big limestone kiln by Limestone Creek.

by fitzopen on 2012-02-29 00:53:56

No. My Longs were William and Jane and arrived in 1860 with an Eliza, Arthur, Humphry and then added Hubert, Rosa, Edwin, Martha and Fanny. Some are still there!!

by itellya on 2012-03-01 23:46:27

As there is no hope of listing all the surnames mentioned, this journal will be broken into parts labelled Franklinford 1, Franklinford 2 etc so that all surnames can be listed and family historians can more easily find references to their family without having to read 30 or so pages.

This journal will be left intact for those who just want to read it out of general interest.

by hec on 2012-03-17 03:27:57

by hec on 2012-03-17 05:07:11

Yandoit Creek is on the west side of Jim Crow Crk. Limestone close to Midland Hwy,near Lime Kilns[Limestone mineral spring] then turns N/W to cross Limestone Rd.[bridge at yandoit to Midland Hwy]. Molloy homestead ''LIMESTONE''[Francis Haven] is on East side of Limestone Rd. opposite Molloys Rd. R. MOLLOY drowned at ''KANGAR PARK ''Franklinford ,one km.north of school. Robertson purchased this property ,leased to PHILIP,COLLIHOLE,MORRISON,present owner COLIN JOHNSTON.

by janilye on 2012-03-17 06:38:03

I bet the Tanner's Arms never again allowed them to hold their Lively Mining Meeting there again. What an exhibition for the residents of Daylesford.

by itellya on 2012-03-18 06:39:14

I'm still trying to work out whether Tom Price was the scoundrel that the Maldon push made him out to be. One report paints him as a very competent manager.
Hey Hec, you seem to have the local knowledge that I'm looking for. William Strawhorn arrived in Franklinford in about 1898, well before the family bought the Dougalls' "Mt Franklin" homestead block. What I want to know was whether the Strawhorns' "Mt Stuart" was at the end of Strawhorn's Lane or the Mt Franklin homestead block next to the Robertsons' "The Mount".
Another thing that puzzles me is the name of Truro for the Sartori farm. When I first saw it I assumed it was of Swiss-Italian origin but a google search indicates that the name originated in Cornwall and was taken to Canada.

by hec on 2012-03-18 23:37:02

Benjamin and Thomasine Rodda,Richard and Thomasine Bennetts,St.Just,Pendeen ,Cornwall,settled on 'Truro',Franklinford 1865. Annie Bennetts ,teacher Franklinford 1880s , married Nicol, son of Simone Sartori[Yandoit].Annie and Nicols son George m.Rose,G.G.Grandaughter of Carlo Sartori[Yandoit],Two Ticino family's not known to be related.Sartori family is still on 'Truro'. Truro is the major town 1n Cornwall.

Mt.Stuart is the hill beside and north of Mt.Franklin.'Mt.Stuart homestead'is south of Strawhorns Lane ,on Midland Hwy.,west side. Strawhorns still hold this property between Strawhorns Lane and Powell Connection [Daylesford-Newstead Rd]including Franklinford Lagoon.

by itellya on 2012-03-18 23:44:30

Thanks Hec. That's terrific.

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