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on 2012-11-04 19:54:07

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 janilye on 2012-11-04 23:27:22

Hello itellya, I'm struggling with poor quality data;
What have you got on Snapper Point?
I'm trying to trace 3 people from the ASHTON family who lived and died there;
Hannah Frances ASHTON 1813-1881. never married buried at Mooraduc Cemetery
Michael ASHTON 1789-1872 buried Mornington
Dorothea STAMP nee ASHTON 1804-1895 buried Mornington
Father was John ASHTON mother Sarah nee Frost
also where is Rydal Mount, Mornington and
do you know where Mooraduc Cemetery is/was?

by janilye on 2012-11-04 23:38:25

I think that's supposed to be Moorooduc Cemetery! (still can't find it)

by tonkin on 2012-11-05 00:59:52

Moorooduc Cemetery was changed to Mornington Cemetery.
Not sure when.

by janilye on 2012-11-05 01:58:56

Thanks tonkin doesn't matter when just as long as I have the right one.

by janilye on 2012-11-08 22:37:44

* pokes itellya with a stick,
ASHTON? (anything?)
and do you have Dreamtime of Dromana handy? save me a trip.

by itellya on 2012-11-10 06:13:13

I have A Dreamtime of Dromana.
Mornington Cemetery was called Moorooduc Cemetery because it is in the parish of Moorooduc which goes north from Ellerina (Bruce, Foxey's Hangout) Rd to Eramosa-Canadian Bay Rd (originally known as Boundary Rd.) Craigie Rd was originally known as Cemetery Rd.
Val Wilson of the Mornington Historical Society might be able to help you with information about the Ashtons and Rydal Mount. In my Moorooduc research, I deliberately steered clear of Mornington except for the Downward property Redwood and its heritage listed redgums.
Sorry I was so slow; been working 25 hours a day on Flinders Shire presidents.

by janilye on 2012-11-10 07:04:13

Shire Presidents always demand that extra hour!
Thanks for your reply. Would you have a look at Dreamtime of Dromana and see if there is a photograph of Joe Peters (from Cape Verde) a member 'abbeyg' needs to know, was a he coloured.
I have a copy but it is at Maldon and I'm not going up there till late next week.
Thanks for the tip re- Ashton, will contact Val.

by itellya on 2012-11-11 17:59:25

There's no photo of Joe "the black fiddler" Peters in A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA unless he and Miss Busher were in the photo of the grand ball of 1928, in which case the world's most powerful magnifying glass would be required. I'm going to the library now to see if the photo might be in Isobel Moresby or Rosalind Peatey's books.

by janilye on 2012-11-11 18:54:33

Indeed! A magnifying glass wouldn't suffice. The original Joe Peters from Cape Verde was dead many years before the grand ball in May 1928.

by itellya on 2012-11-11 20:45:20

I checked ROSEBUD: FLOWER OF THE PENINSULA and PINE TREES AND BOXTHORNS. There were no photos of Joe Peter's. Unwilling to put the bone down again, I turned through all the pages of A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA again. Again finding no photos of the "band" I was looking for, I borrowed a magnifying glass from NASA and had a close look at the grand ball photo again.

Wearing a hat at the front of the photo, and sporting a very bushy beard, is a very dark man, who could well be the black fiddler's son. He might also have been a descendant of one of the many Cape Verde Islanders settled between Sorrento and Rosebud such as Antonio Albress, Emmanuel De Santos, and Joseph Silva (called Silver in the rates) or maybe Antonio Bosina, who the locals at Rosebud thought was an Austrian!There is a good chance that he was Joe Peter's son.
I will send photocopies of the whole assemblage and a close up of that portion of the photo to abbeyg.

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