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JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER'S CO-OPERATIVES NORTH WEST OF MELBOURNE, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

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on 2013-03-22 07:54:31

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 2013-03-27 03:34:28

In case anyone is wondering why no additions re section 7 purchasers have been made
since early last night, the old problem has cropped up again. When I click submit, Ikeep on getting THIS PAGE CANNOT BE FOUND, OH NOES! I've spent many hours trying and trying again and again.
I've submitted this seven times.
As the properties west of the road that lead to the location of gate 23 have different north and south boundaries from the rest, I will deal with them first.They include RESTRICTED AREA at the north and Staff Car Park at the south.

by itellya on 2013-03-30 01:32:24

Oops, I'd forgotten all about 11B, Doutta Galla, so just as well I'd mentioned it under section 10, Tullamarine.Crown allotment 11B, Doutta Galla was bounded by Clarks Rd, Rachelle Rd (probably named after one of John Beale's twin daughters), Buckley St and Milleara Rd in East Keilor (Melway maps 15 and 27.)

I tried to attach the map for section 10, Tullamarine, and although the camera symbol appeared before the journal name in the list, I could see no sign of the map. Therefore, I have transposed the lots from my composite map in Early Landowners onto maps 3 and 176 of my old Melway and will describe their locations as I did for Sections 13 and 6/7.I have done Edward Pope's already.

by itellya on 2013-03-30 07:58:41

Good news. My techno-genius son has helped me to attach the map of Fawkner's subdivision of section 10, parish of Tullamarine. Notice how many of the 45 lots became part of Paul Tate's "Pleasant Vale", as well as much of 11B and land across Jacksons Creek in the parish of Holden.

by itellya on 2013-04-03 05:20:56

Just how wide-spread the Society's purchases on behalf of its members were is illustrated by this article (part of which is not included.)
VICTORIA FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY.

A Land Distribution will take place at the Society's Office, 38 Collins-street east, on Saturday, Dec, 9th, at three o'clock p.m., when the following members will be entitled to participate in the land undermentioned :-

Moorooduc near Mount Eliza,

- Class A. Mr H.S.Shaw ... 1 Mr. G. C. Young ... 1 John Holland... 1 F. Barnard ... 1 John Grinrod ... 1 W. Green ... 1 John Mason ... 1 P. Jones... 1 J. T. Pender ... 1 G.E.White ... 1 Miss M.M. Anderson... 2
(I have deleted members entitled to land at Caulfield and Emerald Hill i.e. South Melbourne. I have also deleted quite a bit that follows this paragraph and shows how wide-spread the Society's purchases were.)

The Society has recently purchased 60 acres of land suited for market gardens in the parish of Prahran, adjoining Caulfield, which with farms at Kororoit, at Doutta Galla near Essendon , and township lots at Northcote, will be distributed on an early day. (P.8, Argus,8-12-1854.)

Fawkner seems to have started his co-operative in 1849 (when a book of its rules was published.)The above society's Chairman was B.Cowderoy who was involved in its formation in 1853. Whether Cowderoy's group resulted from Fawkner's or not,the convict's son certainly started something!

As Fawkner bought 11B and 22C Doutta Galla,there does seem to be a link between the two societies.

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