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Henry Stiggants 1823-1905

Journal by janilye

Birth: 19 August 1823 - Boarhunt, Hampshire, England
Death: 22 April 1905 at Andersons Creek Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 17 October 1848 - Fareham/Southwick, Hampshire, England
FATHER: Thomas John Stiggants, 1792-1861
MOTHER: Elizabeth WIELD 1799-1880.

Spouse: Miriam HOUGHTON b:1830 Hampshire, England. d: 26 September 1914 Anderson's Creek, Victoria. Miriam was the daughter of Uriah HOUGHTON 1791-1878 and Sarah SNELL 1797-1865

Immigration:Arrived 7.08.1849 - aboard The Indian was appointed Mess Captain during the voyage.

As a young man Henry served in the British Navy under Sir John Henry Erskins before emigrating to Australia.
Henry Stiggants was a Shire Councillor and Justice of the Peace in Andersons Creek-Warrandyte district.

The children Of Henry and Miriam were:-
1.Henry Stiggants b:29 December1852 Port Adelaide. d:3 Nov.1929 Box Hill, Victoria m.Amelia Maria WILSON 1857-1939 in Melbourne Victoria in 1875 they had 7 children;
Adelaide Amelia Stiggants 1876 ? 1879
Annie Grace Stiggants 1879 ? 1922
Henry Ernest Albert Stiggants 1881 ? 1947
Gertrude Ruth Stiggants 1882 ? 1949
John Harold Stiggants 1884 ? 1949
George Edwin Stiggants 1886 ? 1960
Clarisse Elizabeth Stiggants 1888 ? 1889

2. George Stiggants b:1855 Richmond Victoria. d: 1857 Richmond Victoria

3. Sarah Jane Stiggants b:1858 Collingwood, Victoria. d: 1933 Moonee Ponds Victoria. m. (1)George HOLLOWAY in 1875 at Heidelberg,three children; Elizabeth Jane 1876, Evelyn Mary 1878 and Eugene Ernest George 1880.
then in 1895 Sarah married ? MCGILL.

Elizabeth Stiggants 1861 in Collingwood. m. George Standish HARTRICK 1858-1934 in Ballarat in 1881. The children of Elizabeth and George were; Victor Standish 1882, Percival George 1883, Daisy Miriam Ruth 1886,
Rosina Adelaide 1887 and Jasper Henry Cecil 1889.

Ruth Stiggants b:1865 Anderson's Creek, Victoria d: 1944. m. William John CROOKS in Broadford in 1886 and had 2 children Mabel Miriam 1887-1954 and Sylvia Stiggants CROOKS 1888?1976.

Ernest Stiggants b:1871 Anderson's Creek. died 1879 Anderson's Creek

Timeline for Andersons Creek-Warrandyte 1839-1909

?before 1839 Aboriginal people of the Wurundjeri clan lived in the area
?1839 First selection of land by white settler, James Anderson
?1851 Feb - serious bushfires on Black Thursday
?1851 Gold found in Anderson?s Creek - first miners arrive at Anderson?s Creek - first gold licences in Victoria issued at Warrandyte
?1855 Two stores started
?1855 Warrandyte Cricket Club started
?1856 Anderson?s Creek School opened, run by Church of England

?1856 First coffer dam over Yarra built behind old PO ? stakes still visible at low water
?1856 Punt across Yarra built
?1856 Union hotel built, became Warrandyte Hotel ? burned down 1925 ? site of present Mechanics Institute
?1857 First Post Office opened in a store
?1857 First mail service to Melbourne began
?1859 Geraghty's Mine started
?1859 Mining started in Whipstick Gully area ? closed 1923
?1861 First bridge over Yarra opened (was at back of old PO)
?1863 Big Floods washed away first bridge
?1866 Cemetery established
?1868 First steam-powered crushing battery behind old PO started - Grant?s
?1870 Anderson? Creek Hotel built, became Grand Hotel 1895
?1870 Holloways Hotel built, closed 1900
?1870 Marble Hall Hotel built ? closed 1894
?1870 Mullins Orchard opened in Black Flat area - near site by future Caledonia Mine) (closed 1917)
?1870 Pound Bend Tunnel built ? ceased operations in 1872
?1874 Warrandyte?s largest nugget found, 100 oz
?1875 New wooden bridge built
?1875 The original building which existed at 111 Yarra St became the PO in 1889

?1875 Stone building of State School No 12 opened (remains to present)
?1878 Discovery of Diorite Dykes in Black Flat area - Elliot Freehold Company formed ? stamping crusher built
?1879 Crown Company mine started to exploit Diorite Dykes ? roof subsequently collapsed ? area now used as a rubbish dump
?1883 Warrandyte Railway station on Lilydale line renamed Croydon
?1889 Huge Yarra floods washed away much of low-lying Warrandyte
?1889 Box Hill to Doncaster electric tramway opened - closed 1896
?1889 Vast Wonga Park grazing property opened up for sub-division
?1890 Proposal for railway from Kew to Warrandyte via Doncaster, with extension to Templestowe
?1890 Jan/Feb - thousands of hectares burnt north of Warrandyte, Kinglake-Christmas Hills
?1891 Heidelberg School Artists? Trail opened, now passes through Warrandyte along River Walk
?1893 PO opened at 111 Yarra St ? closed 1972
?1895 Grand Hotel opened, replaced former Anderson?s Creek Hotel
?1895 Primary School opened in Warrandyte East ? name changed to Wonga Park School in 1898
?1896 Victory Mine started ? good yields ? closed 1904
?1898 Water-powered privately owned battery owned by William Lewis - east of bridge - opened on south bank ? originally driven by waterwheel 2m wide 5m diameter then by portable steam engine - closed 1925 ? waterwheel left standing for several years
?1900 Holloways Hotel closed
?1900 Warrandyte Wine Hall hotel built ? closed 1924 ? became Folk Art Shop - 232 Yarra St
?1902 Eight Hours Pioneer Settlement Post Office opened in Wonga Park ? renamed Wonga Park PO in 1907
?1904 Caledonia Mine started, off Tills Rd (now private property) ? steam-powered and winch ? closed 1909
?1904 Victory Mine closed

?1906 Warrandyte Football Club started (played at site next to Caledonia Mine, Black Flat area)
?1908 Warrandyte Football Club moved to the new Anderson's Creek Recreation Reserve, where it resides today
?1908 Warrandyte Tennis Club started

?1909 Anderson?s Creek officially renamed Warrandyte
?1909 Caledonia mine closed
?1909 Warrandyte Battery trust formed ? took over operation of Lewis? battery

Below is Andersons Creek - Warrandyte 1898

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by janilye Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-01-09 02:43:23

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by janilye on 2012-01-09 03:57:22

No I didn't know but here is the answer to what Diorite Dykes were doing in Black Flat in 1878.

by ngairedith on 2012-01-09 04:02:13

thanks for that janily,
glad I went to read that ... invaluable information to be sure

by janilye on 2012-01-09 04:05:36

and not a motor bike in sight!

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