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Farms near TULLAMARINE: SPRING FARM, CUMBERLAND, PASCOE VILLA, ARUNDEL, ABERFELDIE, BIG CLARKE,(VIC., AUST.)

Journal by itellya

CORRECTION OF TEXT AND MUCH BACKGROUND INFORMATION WILL CONTINUE.

Due to faulty digitisation in trove, I often spend hours trying to find an article that I know perfectly well is there, because I have read it before. At the time I had found it by sheer chance because it was near another for which I was searching,and something caught my eye. On many occasions I have failed to rediscover the article so when I make such chance discoveries now I tend to do something about it immediately,no matter how many irons I have in the fire. It is rare to find three articles of such interest on one page of a newspaper and who knows,by the time I finish,there may be more. I found the page because of trove's irritating habit of producing results for just one, rather than all, of the words that are entered for the search. In this case the search was for: "grimes, ford,saltwater river" . I'll have to find whether Pascoe Villa was the original Young Queen Inn and locate the article about the murder charge. I'll have to find if it was Coghill selling Cumberland. Pascoe Villa may have been on the land that Smith bought on Brewster's grant (c/a 15 Doutta Galla, now Strathmore) that I think became John Murray Peck's Lebanon, so I'll have to consult Lemon's Broady history and my title information in EARLY LANDOWNERS.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 November 1867 p 2 Advertising.

SPRING FARM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6.
At Twelve O'clock.
MAGNIFICENT FREEHOLD PROPERTY,
Known as Springs Farm, Adjoining the Keilor Village Reserve, Fronting the Saltwater River, the Deep Creek, and other Government Roads.
To Squatters, Graziers, Agriculturists, Capitalists, and Others.
GEMMELL, TUCKETT, and Co. have received instructions from tho Hon. John Foster Vesey Fitzgerald* (previous to that gentleman's departure for Europe) to SELL by AUCTION, at their rooms, 49 Collins street west, on Friday, December 6, at twelve o'clock,
Those two contiguous sections of land, being Nos.20 and 21 parish of Doutta Galla, containing 710 and 640 acres respectively, facing three** Government roads, and having one mile and a half frontage to the Saltwater River.
The auctioneers beg to call the special attention of parties in search of really good investments to this
valuable estate, being within an easy distance of Melbourne. The land is of the richest quality, clear of all
obstructions, and is abundantly grassed and watered by the Saltwater River. It is well worthy the attention of graziers and sheep farmers, from its close proximity to town, as grazing paddocks. The property is all securely fenced and subdivided into convenient paddocks. The improvements consist of cottage*** and sheep-yards, which with a small outlay may be made a comfortable homestead. It is approached from Melbourne by either the Keilor, the Deep Creek, or Broadmeadows roads. The Government having purchased the Essendon Railway, which is now opened for traffic, considerably enhances the value of the property. The situation of this property can scarcely be equalled for richness of soil, scenery, or easy access to the Melbourne markets, and the district is noted for its productive qualities. Coaches pass the property six times a day.
Title perfect, for particulars of which apply to Messrs. Nutt and Murphy, solicitors, William street.


* This proves the claim made in a Victoria-wide source (possibly SETTLING)that J.F.L.V.(Alphabetical) Foster had changed his name and returned home to claim an inheritance. He would have needed to transfer the titles of all his property to himself (old name to new name!)
** 1.Today's Mickleham/Broadmeadows Rd, 2.Today's Sharp Rd, 3. Fosters Rd, today's Keilor Park Drive south to Spence St.
*** Foster didn't consider it grand but the Crottys called it The Governor's House. Maurice Crotty had been leasing Spring Farm for most of the decade so far and his wife (nee McCormack)wrote a letter in 1867 stating that part of their farm had been sold. The buyer was James Sharp (Volume C folio 979, says my Melway.)




CUMBERLAND ESTATE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
At Twelve O'clock.
Beautiful Freehold Property,
Moonee Ponds,
CUMBERLAND ESTATE.
Handsome villa Residence and 1301 Acres of Land.
To Capitalists In Search of First-class Suburban Property.
GEMMELL, TUCKETT, and Co. have received Instructions to SELL by AUCTION, at their rooms, 40 Collins-street west, on Friday, December ?,at twelve o'clock, Cumberland Estate, on the Moonee Ponds, 12 miles from Melbourne, containing 1304a. 3r. lp., partly bounded by tho Deep Creek and Bulla roads, at Oaklands Junction, and intersected by the Moonee Ponds, which b]???????hore????? contain an abundant supply of water in the driest season. About 700 acres are well wooded. The whole is divided into three paddocks by substantial post-and-rail fencing.

The buildings, erected only six years ago, are a handsome villa residence of eight large and well
proportioned rooms, substantially built of bluestone ; a building adjoining, also of bluestone, divided into
storeroom, pantry, kitchen, laundry, and servants' room ; huts, stable, &c., of wood.There is a garden well stocked with both fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, &c., fowlhouse, stockyard.

There are 1103 acres of the land let for twelve months for grazing purposes. This very desirable property is bounded by the beautiful estates of the late Hon. Donald Kennedy, of Dundonald, and Andrew Sutherland, Esq., of Woodlands.
Particulars as to title can bo obtained from Mr.Wyburn, solicitor, 40 Ellzabeth-street.

The reason for the timing of the sale become obvious.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 8 June 1867 p 8 Family Notices
Funeral Notices. FRIENDS are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. COGHILL (relict of the late William Coghill, Esq.),to move from her late residence, Cumberland, Moonee Ponds,THIS DAY, (Saturday), at 9, and pass across the Flemington-bridge about 12 ...
.
N.B. MOONEE PONDS (earlier,Moonee Moonee Chain of Ponds) meant NEAR THE MOONEE PONDS CREEK, not the suburb.
Woodlands, and Stewarton (Gladstone Park) were also described as being at Moonee Ponds.)

William had died in 1860. His wife's name was Christian!

Excerpt from my EARLY LANDOWNERS:PARISH OF TULLAMARINE.(SEE COMMENTS-WON'T SUBMIT.)




CORRECT TEXT.


PASCOE VILLA
Sale bv Auction. ;PRELIMINARY NOTICE. To Farmers and Country Families, Residing at Pascoevale, Essendon, Flemington, Deep Creek Road, Deep Creek, Broadmeadows, &c.
From the Celebrated House of Crossleys, Finsbury Pavement, London.
PASCOE-VILLA, PASCOEVALE, About Three Miles Northward of Flemington.
Magnificent Drawingroom, Diningroom, Bedroom, and Other Beautiful Articles of Household Furniture, Pianoforte, Paintings, Engravings. Plate, Plateware, Handsome Buggy and Mare, Harness,Ploughs. Harrows, Draught horses, Dray, Water cart, Milch Cows, Dairy Utensils, Stacks of New mown hay, &c.
STUBBS, OXTOBY, and Co. have been instructed by W. Smith, Esq., to hold a sale of the whole of the above valuable property, catalogues of which, with the day of sale, will appear in a few days.
House and Premises to Let.

As the information about William Smith (earlier leasing part of "Glenroy", probably from Donald Kennedy), and his land either side of the Pascoe Vale Rd bridge, would not submit here or in comments, I put it into a new journal called WILLIAM SMITH OF GLENROY AND BOTH SIDES OF THE PASCOE VALE BRIDGE,which fortunately did submit. There is also a reference to CUMBERLAND and SPRING FARM regarding a lawyer involved in William Smith's trial.

Because so much information about WILLIAM SMITH (the 1847 trial, which affected the reputation of the hotel,the 1850 advertisement seeking to restore it and attract customers,who may have started taking the new (present) Sydney Road when the (Pascoe Vale) road bridge was swept away (pointing out that a new bridge was only about a week from completion and the Old Sydney road was linked with the new one near Somerton Inn), is in the WILLIAM SMITH journal, any findings regarding whether Pascoe Villa was the ORIGINAL Young Queen will be reported in that journal.


ARUNDEL, EDWARD WILSON'S "MODEL" FARM.
FOR SALE, the following STOCK, bred by Mr.Edward Wilson, at his Experimental Farms, at Keilor and Riddell's Creek :
1 entire Spanish ass, three years old, over 13 hands
1 do Egyptian ass, thrco years old, 13 hands
1 do French ass, two years old, 13 hands
2 puie-bred Alderney bull calves, two months old
12 pure-bred southdown rams, two and four tooth, bred from stock purchased from tho late Jonas Webb of England
Danubian and Toulouse geese, (ice?).
Silver grey or Chinchilla rabbits.
For particulars apply to
Mr. ANDERSON*, overseer, Arundel, Keilor.

*James Anderson who later farmed James Wilson's Spring Farm after managing Arundel for Wilson is discussed in my journal 1888 GEOGRAPHY WITH THE MELBOURNE HUNT.


EDWARD WILSON.
Information about Edward Wilson and his model farm can be found in my journal about him. He was an editor/co-owner of The Argus and Tullamarine pioneer. He left money in a Trust* which supported Cr Jack's establishment of a motor ambulance service on the Mornington Peninsula.

*EXTRACTS FROM WILSON'S BIOGRAPHY IN AUSTRALIAN DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY.In the late 1850s Wilson travelled widely among the Australasian colonies. His travel-jottings were published as Rambles at the Antipodes (Melbourne, 1859). His sight was now beginning to fail and in 1859-60 he visited England for advice, travelled on the Continent and served on the committee of the General Association for the Australian Colonies. In 1862 he again went to England; on the homeward voyage his sight deteriorated so badly that he returned immediately, and late in 1864 he had an operation for cataract; he regained good vision in one eye, but decided to remain in England close to the best medical aid. He lived at Addiscombe near Croydon, but in 1867 bought Hayes Place, Kent, the eighteenth-century home of the Pitts. Surrounded by nephews and nieces, he dispensed endless hospitality aided by a small army of servants; the amenities included a small zoo which contained emus, kangaroos and monkeys. Colonial visitors were always welcome; he was on close terms with the Darwins, Archbishop Tait, Edward Lear and Hugh Childers; children adored him.


After several heart attacks, Wilson died peacefully on 10 January 1878. His remains were taken to Melbourne and interred on 7 July according to the rites of the Church of England. He was unmarried. In his will he made twenty-six legacies of 100 a year to old female friends in the colonies, but the bulk of his estate was used to form the Edward Wilson Trust which since his death has distributed several million dollars to Victorian charities, especially hospitals. A bust by Thomas Woolner is in the State Library of Victoria.)


DISTRICT LICENSING BENCH.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 21 April 1852 p 4 Article
... William Boucher, Gold Diggers Retreat, Deep Creek: Edward Wilson, the Lincolnshire Arms, from Mr Wright.

The above entry from Trove is puzzling in two ways. Was the Argus Editor juggling two jobs? Why would the pub be described as being at Deep Creek,when Tulip Wright had leased his Deep Creek or Bridge Inn (where Bulla's mail was left until 1851-see PETER YOUNG in my journal JOHN THOMAS SMITH AND HIS ELECTORS) to Donohue and built the Linc on its present site, corner of Keilor and Lincoln Rd at "Essendon Crossroads"? (BULLA BULLA, I.W.Symonds, P.8, THE ANNALS OF ESSENDON, R.W.Chalmers.)

The answer to the first question is that Wilson probably needed the second job to pay off loans; see the extract (in italics) from the editor's biography. There is no proof found yet that the editor was the short term publican; the publican may have been one of the editor's nephews. Later that year Johnston* persuaded him to buy the Argus from William Kerr for 300; Wilson had to borrow money and Johnston became joint-proprietor in 1849. The issue of 15 September 1848 was Wilson's first; from 18 June 1849 the paper became a daily. Circulation declined to about 250, but by the close of 1850 equalled the combined circulation of rivals and by late 1851 had risen to 1500. Wilson successfully met the challenge of the gold rushes. The Argus absorbed the Melbourne Daily News from 1 January 1852 and only the Herald and the Geelong Advertiser survived as competitors for the goldfield market. He brought out forty compositors from England and in mid-1852 doubled the paper's size and reduced its price from 3d. to 2d. Circulation rose from 5000 in May 1852 to almost 20,000 late in 1853, advertisements snowballed and the number of employees grew to about 140. But costs were outrageous and Wilson was almost ruined.
(*Politician and founder of the Craiglee vineyard at Sunbury.)

Deep Creek Road, or THE GREAT ROAD TO THE DIGGINGS might have been a better way of describing the location of the Linc. The term Essendon Crossroads seemed to be mainly used by the Oaklands Hunt after 1888. The popular route was through Deep Creek (Bulla) until Brees' bridge was built as part of the construction of the road to Mount Alexander (Castlemaine) in 1854. Edward Wilson must have heard a whisper about this huge project, to take a chance on running this hotel. I'm not sure whether he had bought Arundel by 1852 but the facts will emerge when I discuss the ownership of Arundel (courtesy of K.B.Keeley's architectural thesis circa 1960 and 1989 owner (Tony?) Cockram.)

My purpose here is to discuss Arundel, granted to Bunbury (possibly acting as a dummy for the next owner who called it Glengyle), Bunbury's right arm, Bertram's Ford and Closer Settlement etc.
Arundel was section 1 of the parish of Tullamarine with a river frontage from just north of the bend in Melway 4 E9 to where Arundel Creek flows into the Maribryrnong at 14 J2 ACCORDING TO J.NOONE'S PARISH MAP OF THE PARISH DRAWN IN 1888. His map obviously satified his superiors, but 125 years later Mr Noone has been found out. If you extend Sharps Rd,the boundary between Tullamarine and Doutta Galla,east to the river,it meets the river at the point where its course changes from south to south east in the top half of 14 J.2,the line just touching the north end of the quarry in 14 K2. This is exactly where Noone had the southern boundary of the parish touching the river.

The creek is shown flowing in the right directions and crosses Grants Lane at exactly the right spot(bottom right corner of 4 G5)but it shows none of the creek's twists and turns, or the fork of the creek that crosses McNabs Rd and flows through Fawkner's lots 63,64, 65 and 66 before heading through the Mansfields' lots straddling Panton Rd (as shown on Melway.) Noone approximated the creek, drawing the general course but hitting the river at the wrong spot (with the creek, not the extension of Sharps Rd.)

I started my description of Arundel's boundaries again, gave some details about the grantee and Tony Cockram's information about the owners of Arundel/Arundel farm but it would not submit, so look in comments for that and much trove information including Donald McDonald's terrific article.(Donald grew up in Keilor.)

THE ARUNDEL CLOSER SETTLEMENT.

CLOSER SETTLEMENT
ARUNDEL ESTATE ACQUIRED.
As forecasted in "The Argus" yesterday,the Land Purchase and Management Board were(sic) successful in their negotiations with the agent for the purchase of 11,000 acres of land near Keilor, known as the Arundel Estate. This property in reality consists of three estates, the Overnewton, the Annandale and the Arundel Estate. The nearest part of the estate is only about 11 miles from Melbourne. The St. Albans, Sydenham and Deer Park railway stations adjoin it. (P.16, Argus, 27-5-1905.)
The article mentions excellent roads but fails to point out that the only access to Keilor for those on Arundel and the east part of Annandale was by means of Bertram's ford which was to take two lives not long after. The whole area was probably bought from the Estate of William Taylor who had obtained permission from the shire of Keilor to dam the creek that flows through Taylors Lakes. (I wonder if I can find that article!)

ACCESS TO ARUNDEL (FORDS AND BRIDGES.)
The road leading from Keilor to Arundel has had several names. By 1865, the Keilor council was calling it Bertram's road (P.4, Argus, 24-5-1865.) Bertram's ford seems to be first mentioned in 1866 (P.4, Argus, 30-1-1866.) The ramp leading to the ford from the Arundel side was still clearly visible circa 1989*.
BORRELL RD.
When the Calder freeway was built, a new link with the old highway and Green Gully was built. The south end of Arundel became a dead end and was named Borrell Rd.because emergency vehicles may have gone to the wrong side of the freeway,wasting precious time if both parts of the road had the same name. Jose Borrell, a Spaniard, came to Keilor after the 1916 flood and bought the Cahill's Gumm's Corner farm, after staying with relatives near Garden St, Essendon,by the Moonee Ponds Creek. As the farm had a gully running through it,he levelled the land with a horse and scoop, giving it the appearance of a gigantic dry dam, and it did become a dam during the 1974 flood. Jose switched to vegetable growing. He extended the Cahills' old house but only that original section,heritage-listed I presume, remains beside the bike track. Joe Borrell, his son, had retired by about 1990 when he provided me with the above information as well as letting me photocopy many of his photos*. Ironically Joe's new home behind the council offices was on the old market garden of another Spaniard,Jack Vert, indicated by Barcelona Ave and Vert St. Also in the Spanish Armarda (on wheels) was the Cuartero family.
(*These photocopies,very grainy, must be in the B volume of my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND. If any members of the Borrell family have Joe's album(s),could they please contact the Keilor Historical Society so these priceless photos can be scanned, if this hasn't been already done.

(*PARDON THE INTERRUPTION.I'M GOING TO CONTACT THE BRIMBANK COUNCIL HERITAGE PLANNING OFFICER TO SEE IF THE FORD IS IN THEIR HERITAGE STUDY. Email sent 26 minutes after midnight. Reply received 9:04 a.m.
9:04 AM (6 hours ago) Good Morning Mr xxx
Thank you for taking the time to contact Brimbank City Council.
I have forwarded your request on to the Coordinator Strategic Planning and you will be responded to promptly.)

CLOSER SETTLEMENT.
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ARUNDEL ESTATE.
MINISTERIAL INSPECTION.
The construction of a bridge over the Saltwater River, which was to provide communication between the Arundel Estate and the township of Keilor, was in progress when the floods of last September came and washed away a considerable portion of the structure.After experiencing considerable difficulty,the Keilor Shire Council let
another contract, and this has now been satisfactorily settled to tin pr-il i.uiiu etc.
(P.18, Argus,14-7-1907.)

BERTRAM'S FORD SERVED FOR ANOTHER YEAR, AND MISS ROWE'S NEWS BROUGHT MANY A TEAR.

DEATH AT BERTRAM'S FORD.(Yours Truly, 1989.)
They were leading a horse that they'd sold to McRae
Who lived near St Albans, over Keilor way;
Will Mansfield was driving, his son sitting near;
Stephen Hill,leading the horse, sat in the rear.

Will Mansfield and Stephen were mates at the school,
Spent their free time together as a general rule,
So Will's dad let him come on the trip o'er the river;
But his wife wasn't happy and spoke with a quiver.

With a look at the sky and the storm clouds that loomed
She pleaded, "Bill, don't go now or you'll all be doomed!"
But he reassured her as they clambered on board,
"I've been through deeper water than you get at Bertram's Ford."

Halfway there the sun vanished- came a curious silence-
Then the sky opened up with murderous violence;
The clouds, basalt black,turned day into night
As the three reached Arundel and turned to the right.

"Young Hilly, don't wind that rein round your arm;"
His friend's father said, "'twill bring you to harm!"
Then they ceased their descent, to the right they curved;
The roar of river the horses un-nerved.

But Bill urged them on and into the current;
Soon a horse lost its footing, so swift was the torrent
And the jinker was swept like a leaf in a gale;
Mansfield grabbed for his son who had started to wail.

By lightning above, the ghoulish scene shown,
The three from the overturned jinker were thrown.
Sounds of whinnies and screaming and, "Where are you son?"
And the Grim Reaper's harvest had already begun.

While the Mansfield lad to the murky depths sank
The towed horse's reins dragged his mate to the bank.
The father, now desperate, with a weakening yelp
Gasped, "Stevie, please Stevie, go and get help!"

At first, due to shock, comprehension he lacked
But his friend's father's plea soon made him react;
He mounted and thundered away up the slope,
And Bill dived again; he'd ne'er give up hope.

With the last of his strength, Mansfield surfaced again:
That would have been it- for lesser men.
But for Bill Mansfield, that would not suffice;
His son was worth any sacrifice.

By the time that help came it was far too late;
The son and the father had shared the same fate.
Miss Rowe and her pupils on the morrow
Would share the grieving widow's sorrow.


With William Mansfield and his son,William, was Steven Hill of "Danby Farm" (Melway 5 B3 approximately) and I believe these Mansfields were on the triangular 80 acres of section 15, Tullamarine (the Payne pig farm called "Scone" when acquired for the jetport c 1960)now occupied by the airport terminal buildings and north of Melrose Dr/Grants Lane. This land was owned by John Mansfield (memorial 106 595.)
The building of the Arundel bridge in 1906, to improve access to grantees on the Arundel Closer Settlement had started but, partly built, it was swept away by a torrent, ruining the contractor. A new contractor was found and the bridge was built not long after the Mansfield drowning. Stephen Hill escaped because he disobeyed instructions but if my memory serves me correctly, he was killed in world war 1. The McRaes* were involved in the formation of the Oaklands Hunt while on Glenara and were related by marriage to the Mansfields. (*As I pointed out to Brimbank Council in my email re Bertram's ford, McCrae Boulevard at Green Gully (which I had a hand in naming)has the wrong spelling;not my fault.)

The story behind the poem was told to me in 1988-9 by Wally Mansfield, Colin Williams and Gordon Connor, all independently of each other. Somehow, I gained the impression that the father, William John Mansfield was known as John but I have changed his name in the poem to Bill, just in case that wasn't the case. He was the only surviving son of John Mansfield who owned the airport terminal area.

Miss Rowe, the teacher at S.S.2163 (on the north corner of the present Melrose Dr and Link Rd)married Frank Wright who had Strathconnan, if I remember correctly, and was followed by Mr Rogers who (possibly) was the teacher when all the pupils disappeared to the Bone Mill at the end of Wright St one lunchtime and certainly was in 1908 when Colin Williams' head was split open in a playground accident. In 1909, Alec Rasmussen arrived, Saint Alec as I call him.

There are two things in the poem that I am not going to change at the moment. The newspaper article mentioned below states that the lad leading the horse was Phillip Hill but I'm not sure that Phillip wasn't his father. If his name was Phillip, why was S.Hill a pallbearer for the son's coffin? Call the second thing poetic licence if you like. When I was writing the poem, I had The Ballad of The Drover (Fifth Book, i.e. Grade 5 Reader)in mind. The article said that there was no particular flood at the time but I love the bit about the inky black sky turning day into night etc.
N.B.The biggest floods in the Maribyrnong Valley occurred in 1906,1916 (after which the Borrells moved into Gumm's Corner) and 1974 (when the Borrells had to salvage their crop in a rowboat as in the photo.)

FATHER AND SON DROWNED.
A Victorian Tragedy. Melbourne, Monday.
William Mansfield, a farmer, of Keilor with his son, William, aged 7, and a lad named Phillip Hill, were
driving over a deep creek to-day when the vehicle was swept away by the floodwaters. Mansfield and his son
were both drowned, but the boy Hill managed to reach the bank. (P.1,Barrier Miner,16-10-1906.)

N.B. The tragedy was reported far and wide, probably received by editors in the form of a telegram. Kyneton's paper stated that Hill was rescued when an onlooker threw a rope to him. The paper at Parramatta got it right.

"Hill was seated in the back of tho buggy, leading a horse. When the buggy overturned the led horse swam steadily to shore, dragging after him Hill, who had clung to the rope."



CLOSER SETTLEMENT
ARUNDEL ESTATE.
Application for the 22 blocks on the Arundel Estate offered by the Lands Purchase and Management Board for closer settlement have closed. Every block has been applied for, and the special land board, on December 6, will have to decide between the claims of several persons in some cases, and in one case there are no fewer than eight applications. (P.4, Argus, 23-11-1905.)

CLOSER SETTLEMENT. ARUNDEL ESTATE. ALL THE BLOCKS SELECTED
As a result of the special land board, held at the Lands office yesterday, the whole of the Arundel and Annandale portions of the Overnewton Estate were allotted to settlers under the provisions of the Closer
Settlement Act, and not one half of the applicants for the blocks could be supplied. The land offered is about 1100 acres situated on the "Itu itir Huei ibiint .i mili' from Kulan'. etc.(P.5, Argus, 7-12-1905.)
The article, legible on the actual page, lists the successful applicants. I know for a fact that some of them were not granted, and probably not assessed on, their blocks. Alf Cock, my great Uncle, was not allocated lot 10 ("Glenview")but received the grant (in 1913 if I remember.) Alf's brother, Fred (my maternal grand father) had probably moved to Bunyip by this time, and Alf had probably met the Woods family of Longwarry (the next town)during a visit. Woods may have been Wood or visa versa. (IT WAS!)

Jean, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cock, of Glenview, Tullamarine,to Kenneth C., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wood, of Minyip.(P.5, Argus, 7-6-1938.)

COUNTRY.Vlit,.r V I Lil Min ami I report having sold,on behalf of Mr.G.E.Woods, his farm at Overnewton, Tullamarine, containing 114 acres,to Mr Alfred Cock, of Broadmeadows.(P.5, Argus, 17-10-1912.)

My hunch was right: Woods was Wood!
OBITUARY
Mrs. Charlotte Wood. The death occurred of Mrs. Charlotte Wood, of 'Inverness,' Barellan,at Heidelberg House, Melbourne, on Saturday, December 30.She was born at Birchip, Victoria, 64 years ago, and was a daughter of
the late Hugo Campbell, of Birchip. In 1 9M clip mnrrierf Mi* A .T.Wood and the young- couple lived in
Kupanyup and Melbourne for a few years before moving to Stawell to reside in 1905, where Mr. Wood was
manager of the Wimmera flour mill. During their 21 yeses' residence in that town, Mr. and Mrs. Wood both
played an active part. in the public life of the town. Mr. Wood was on the Borough Council for many yeare
and Mayor for several terms. He was also actively associated with the Stave}) Athletic Club in the running
of the famous Stawell Gift.In 1926 Mre. Wood came to Barellan with her husband, who had purchased the property known as 'Inverness,' at North Moombooldooi. Mrs. Wood was an active supporter of the C.W.A. Association Tfor some years, until ill-health compelled her to relinquish hei activities. Mr. Wood returned to Stawell in 1934 to take over the management of the Wimmera flour mill, at the request of the owners, but in August, 1934, he
died in the Stawell Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. Wood continued to reside on 'Inverness,' until increasing ill-health recently compelled ' her to seek medical attention in Melbourne.Her funeral took place on Tuesday,2nd January, at the Pleasant Creek cemetery Stawell, where the remains were laid to rest beside her husband. (Pardon,non correction of text.)

Sons and daughters of deceased are Messrs. A. Wood (Narandera), G.Wood (Longwarry, Victoria), and
Mesdames A. McCarron (Canowindra),G.Pomroy (Melbourne), A. Warrener (Sydney) and E. Abbott (Barellan.)
Surviving sisters are Mrs. A. Fletcher (Birchip) and Miss S. Campbell(Melbourne).
(P.2, Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser, 16-1-1945.)(Pardon,non correction of text.)
Was the move of the Gibb family to Bunyip influenced by the Wood family?

CLOSER SETTLEMENT PIONEERS (TULLAMARINE).
Google TULLAMARINE, COUNTY OF BOURKE to obtain maps showing that portion of the Arundel Closer Settlement.
The first two maps show Arundel and section 2 (Annandale) in their entirety but the third:
digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publish/simpleimages/30/1258115.html&#8206; shows the closer settlement blocks. Be warned that not all blocks name the original owners. Also,lots 7 and 8 are shown as one block,Butcher Thomas's "Tullamar" (1943 rates.)

A vital link in my becoming a local historian was Gordon Henwood, who handled the cleaning at Gladstone Park Primary School while I was teaching there. I was his mate, as with Paul Agar at Strathmore North, because I always made sure that my classroom* was clean and the furniture arranged to allow good access for the broom or vacuum, and that I was there late because my free time earlier had been used to take lunchtime gym, soccer practice (2nd in V.P.S.S.A. championship one year) and basketball (one boy set a record of 300 not out at one-bounce lay ups-staggering), recorder group and teaching C.P.R. to every child from Grade 2 up during my time release.

If I remember correctly, Gordon's mother was John Duncan McFarlane's daughter and Gordon had grown up on lot 12 (or perhaps lot 17 at the other end of Browns Rd.) I showed him the Tullamarine/Will Will Rook map (now at the Hume Global Learning Centre) that was produced by Broadmeadows Shire to sort out Stanley Korman's holdings, and given to me by the Broady rates officer (to keep me occupied while I could not access the Strongroom during the 1988 elections.)I pointed to A.Cock on the map and told Gordon that I'd found nothing about him at the Tullamarine Library, and since the Tullamarine history there consisted of one and a half foolscap pages, I had resolved to write a history. "You should speak to John Fenton;" he said, "he lives there."

John denied that he was a pioneer and wrote a list of contacts, which rapidly snowballed. And that's how my head became, very rapidly, crammed with history.


Extract from TULLAMARINE:BEFORE THE JETPORT.(1998) with some additions.
*=Not part of the closer settlement.
ANNANDALE AND ARUNDEL RDS (to MCNabs Rd.)
LEFT.Nash (Tom,then Arthur) 188+ 165 acres*, Glenview (Alf Cock, John Fenton's Dunnawalla)139 acres-part of Leslie Banks- + 115 acres, O'Donnell and then Frewen's lot 11, 32 acres,Arundel Farm (details given above.)

RIGHT. Bill Parr's Annandale, 165 acres*,Geraghty's Paddock ( Fox's FARM NAME???)121 acres, Closer settlement lots 7 and 8 (MaherA.Williamson on 8?)200 acres, Lot 6 (later, maybe still in 2013, Frewen), Elm Grove (Wallace) 71 acres, Arundel Farm creek frontage,lots 3 and 4, 113 acres.

McNABS RD.
WEST. Turner's (William Turner in 1861,McNab) 124 acres, Two Fox blocks, 128 acres -end of Closer Settlement.



ARUNDEL ESTATE. CLOSER SETTLEMENT HOLDING. Estate of EUPHEMIA BARR. Deceased.
Tenders are hereby invited by John Milburn and James Wallace, as Trustees for the purchase of Allotment 16,
Section One, Parish of Tullamarine, County of Bourke, containing 7 acres and 28 perches or thereabouts, on
which is erected a double-fronted four roomed weatherboard house, with front and back verandahs and outbuildings,consisting of dairy, man's room, buggy shed, stable (one-stalled) and fowl house. Amongst the improvements are an underground tank and a galvanised iron tank (300 gallons) connected with kitchen.
The property formed part of the Arundel Estate, and is situated one mile from the Keilor township, and
fronts the Saltwater River. Closer Settlement requirements etc.
(P.3, Essendon Gazette and Keilor,Bulla and Broadmesadows Reporter,.)

Robert Brown,member of a very old Keilor family*,took over the crown lease of lot 16, at the end of Brown's Rd, and gained his grant in 1928. John Milburn, was not a Closer Settlement resident. He lived directly over the river near Milburn Rd.The Wallaces are longtime residents of the closer settlement and Don** of Elm Grove was heavily involved with the market gardeners' state body. **FIND ARTICLE.
*FIND ARTICLE ABOUT THIS.




ABERFELDIE, BIG CLARKE
PRIME FAT STOCK-DALMAHOY CAMPBELL and Co will have for SALE, at the Market yards, Flemington, on Wednesday, December 4, (selections only!)
........
SOO do do, for Mr W J T Clarke--SEE COMMENT OF 27-10-2013.

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by itellya on 2013-10-25 10:28:59

Text correction and adding of background information is continuing.

by itellya on 2013-10-26 03:24:14

RE CUMBERLAND AND COGHILL.
The western boundary of section 16, Tullamarine, is a line from McNabs Rd to Oaklands Rd, the southern boundary running from The North Glide Rd corner to the Moonee Ponds Creek, on a line almost indicated by Distance Rd, and the short northern boundary with Woodlands (section 2 parish of Bulla) is shown in Melway 177 J-K12 as a dotted kine labelled Airport Boundary.The part of section 16 that William conveyed to George was a triangle made by the western boundary mentioned, with its north corner where Oaklands Rd extended south (as it once was to the original Oaklands Junction and the Inverness Hotel)would meet Perimeter Rd and the dotted line in Melway 177 F9 and G10, that was once part of Bulla Rd.

Cumberland was section 7 of the parish of Will Will Rook, consisting of 880 acres and granted to Thomas Wills, one of the first Overlanders, who actually settled at Lucerne Farm, which is now a golf course further east, whose exact location I've forgotten. Phew! It was the Latrobe Golf Course at Melway 31 C12. Thomas was the uncle of Tom Wills who created "Melbourne Rules" football in 1858....and also the stepbrother of the mother of Colden Harrison who was dubbed the "father of Australian Rules" having codified the rules in 1866.(P. D, TULLAMARINE BEFORE THE JETPORT sourced from RUNNING WITH THE BALL by A.Mancini and G.M.Higgins.)

Cumberland was directly across the Moonee Ponds Creek from section 16 Tullamarine, its northern boundary the line of Swain St (178 H11)east to the creek and its eastern boundary an extension of Section Rd(178 G11)south to the creek.

The ruins of the beautiful Cumberland homestead (photo(s))in THE OAKLANDS HUNT, D.F.Cameron-Kennedy)are in 178 C.12. Cumberland was later the country retreat of Alexander McCracken, of "North Park" on the south side of Woodland St, Essendon, which is now the Columban Mission. Alex was the first secretary of the Essendon footy club and foundation president of the V.F.L. for about 17 years till shortly before his death.He is a member of the A.F.L. Hall of Fame. Alex gave permission to Tullamarine State School 2613 teacher, Alec Rasmussen to use Cumberland for community picnics in 1909, 1910 and 1911. Many descendants of pioneering Tullamarine families treasure a photo of one these picnics.

In the advertisement, the Cumberland Estate was described as containing 1301 acres.This means that, with section 7 Will Will Rook consisting of 880 acres,421 acres were elsewhere. This sort of puzzle would be ignored by authors of municipal histories. I'll cough up my hard-earned if Andrew Lemon or I.W.Symonds gave it a mention!

Cumberland was in the shire of Broadmeadows and Woodlands was in the shire of Bulla. I transcribed both sets of rate records and although I no longer have my notes, my TULLAMARINE BEFORE THE JETPORT covered the three shires. In 1858, Mary Greene donated the south west corner of Woodlands for the building of St Mary's Church of England. This was the yellow bit in Melway (Edition 26!) 177 J9.

In 1914-15, shortly before his death, Alexander McCracken was assessed on Cumberland (880 acres, Broadmeadows rates)plus 520 acres of Woodlands (Bulla shire.)

In 1922-3 Joseph Johnson had 880 acres (Cumberland, Broadmeadows)and Walter F.and Reginald Graham Johnson were on 504 acres (mostly in Woodlands) while Ben Chaffey had the Woodlands homestead and 164 acres. In other words, the extra 420 acres at the time of the sale would have been mainly or wholly on section 2 Bulla. (Woodlands.)

Excerpt from my EARLY LANDOWNERS:PARISH OF TULLAMARINE.
Section 16 was granted to Archibald Walker who sold the 533 acres to William Coghill on 7-7-1842 for 1040 pounds. On 16-5-1856, William conveyed the part of section 16 s/w of Bulla Rd to George for two (several?) sums of 10 shillings each and the natural love and affection he hath and beareth for the said George Coghill.

As it is now two years since I have been able to access the computer, both my enthusiasm and my ability to recall facts or access notes at the drop of a hat have almost disappeared. Therefore, I hope you will forgive me if the rest of this history is somewhat abbreviated. I think that is preferable to the information not becoming available.


Section 17, consisted of part A (435 acres) and part B (448 acres). As the Bulla road ran through 17A, from Oaklands Junction (where a southern extension of Oaklands Rd would meet Perimeter Rd inside the airport) to where a dotted line now meets Sunbury Rd at Melway 177, F/9, the north eastern corner became the Inverness Hotel paddock of 58 acres, rather than part of Glenara, (although it was still owned by the Clark family). This paddock was generally leased by the occupant of the Inverness, such as Patrick Condon in 1879 and 1882. By 1915, bookmaker, Maurice Quinlan had bought this paddock (as well as huge tracts of the Glenara Estate up Oaklands Rd) and was leasing it and the hotel to Eleanor C.Gibb, who was later to move to the Essendon (Grand) Hotel.
Glenara consisted of 1030 acres and was owned by Alexander Clark in 1914. It consisted of the part of section 16 conveyed to George Coghill the part of 17A excluding the Inverness Hotel, and 17B.
As I no longer have my notes and maps, the following relies purely on my memory. George Goghill called his farm Glencairn. The dam at 177 D12 was known to the pioneers as the Glencairn dam. Walter Clark, who was the next owner, renamed the farm Glenara. Coghill, remembered by street names in Broadmeadows (Westmeadows) and Bulla Townships, also owned Cumberland, and if I remember correctly, built the Cumberland mansion whose ruins are at Melway 178 C12. In about 1850 Coghill, like Joseph Raleigh at Maribyrnong, built boiling down works to convert near-worthless sheep into tallow.

by itellya on 2013-10-26 19:08:08

re PASCOE VILLA- COPIED FROM THE WILLIAM SMITH JOURNAL COMMENT.

The following is the result of a whole Saturday's work which prevented me from reading yesterday's paper. I could not get it to submit as an edit re Pascoe Villa last night and again this morning, it would not submit,in the journal or as a comment. Due to computer problems, I couldn't save it as a Word file and I was terrified that I would lose a whole day's work by copying something else. (I always copy before submitting in case I get the OH NOES page.) My loss would have been small fish compared with that suffered recently by that great family historian, Neil Hamilton Mansfield, when his computer crashed (see facebook)but still a morale-sapper. As a last resort, I decided to try submitting it as a new journal, which I decided would be about WILLIAM SMITH,the focus of its content.

The following will make little sense unless you first read my journal:
THIS ONE.

by itellya on 2013-10-27 07:19:50

The following shows that by 1850, the new (present)Sydney Road was being well used,helped by the bridge at Pascoe Vale having been swept away, and the NEW Young Queen Inn (that later became Father O'Hea's residence and is much mentioned in my Pentridge/Coburg journals)was in operation. It also shows that Old Sydney (Pascoe Vale) road had been connected to the new road at Somerton's Inn; this link would have been at least partly via Somerton Rd and possibly could have included Clifford Rd (a considerable short cut.) My conclusion that the link was via Cliffords Rd will be explained in my ROADS TO SYDNEY journal.

The Original YOUNG QUEEN, PASCOEVALE.
WILLIAM SMITH
In announcing that he has obtained a Publican's General License for the above Estab-
lishment, begs to intimate that the premises have undergone A THOROUGH REPAIR and they will now be found in point of comfort and accommodation SECOND TO NONE in the colony. Aware that from a variety of circumstances the establishment has not for some time past enjoyed that high reputation which might be desired, W. S is determined that no effort on his part will be wanting to thoroughly retrieve its character as A FIRST-RATE COUNTRY INN.

To those unacquainted with the precise locality he may state that the house is situate upon THE OLD SYDNEY ROAD which leads into the New Line of Sydney Road at the Somerton Inn.

Parties desirous of enjoying A DELIGHTFUL EXCURSION leaving for a time the busy scenes of the City and enjoying that great promoter of health and longevity, pure air, will not, W.S. feels assured, regret paying a visit to his establishment, where
they will find everything to conduce to their comfort. In the selection of THE CHOICE STOCK trouble and expense have been entirely lost sightof, the proprietor having been influenced by a determination not to admit to his cellars any but the choicest liquors of every description to be found in the market. Aware that a trip to the country has a tendency to sharpen THE APPETITE,W.S .esteems himself fortunate in having succeeded in obtaining the services of A FIRST-RATE COOK,determined that his more substantial fare shall in point of quality be no way inferior to his liquors, EXTENSIVE BULLOCK YARDS,are attached to the premises, which abound in fact with good accommodation for man and beast,and by civility,MODERATE CHARGES, the strictest cleanliness in every department, and unceasing attention to the comfort of his guests, W. S. confidently hopes to be honored with a fair share of patronage, which it shall ever be his study to deserve at THE ORIGINAL YOUNG QUEEN PASCOEVALE.
P.S.-W.S. begs to intimate to the the surrounding Farmers and Settlers, that a new and safe fording place is formed at the creek below Mr Macnamara, as a substitute for the old bridge swept away by the recent storm, until a new bridge,now in course of erection, is completed, which will be in about a week; travelling on this line of
road will then be safe and expeditious. (P.1, Argus,7-3-1850.)

by itellya on 2013-10-27 21:54:41

ABERFELDIE, BIG CLARKE
On facebook.

by itellya on 2013-10-27 23:52:45

Farms near TULLAMARINE: SPRING FARM, CUMBERLAND, PASCOE VILLA, ARUNDEL, ABERFELDIE, BIG CLARKE,(VIC., AUST.)

I'm having trouble submitting edits in the above journal. After correcting the text and re-arranging the layout to more than column width, I tried to submit the whole result, a line at a time, and then a few words,without success each time. In copying the name of the journal, I lost the text so now I'll have to find the article again. Forgive me for not correcting the text etc again.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 November 1867 p 2 Advertising.
PRIME FAT STOCK-DALMAHOY CAMPBELL
and Co will havo for SALE, at tho Market
yards, Flemington, on Wednesday, December 4,

SOO do do, for Mr W J T Clarke, from Rockbank
200 do do, for Mr James Robertson, Aberfeldie
300 do do, for Mr W J J. Clarke, fiona Donny-
brook.

CLARKE.
George Evans and the Jackson brothers were early squatters in the parish of Buttlejork (west of the Sunbury bridge) but were displaced by Clarke's Special Survey.The Jacksons' homestead was on the site of Rupertswood (named after Rupert,the grandson of Big Clarke (W.J.T.) and son of (later Sir W.J.Clarke) whom I presume was W.J.J. from Donnybrook. Another squatter displaced was John Brock, who became a pioneer near Bundoora, Janefield being named after his (wife?).

One legacy of Big Clarke is the crazy course of the Mt Alexander (Castlemaine) and Murray River Railway which was built so it crossed the road to Mount Alexander at Diggers Rest so it could pass by the back of Rupertswood (where there was a private station) and through Clarkefield, before returning to the logical route through New Gisborne. The contractor for construction of the line was John Vans Agnew Bruce, after whom Bruce Rd,Safety Beach, was named.

Big Clarke had much land, such as the Bolinda estate and Jamieson's Special Survey (Safety Beach east to Bulldog Creek.) The 1000 acres of the survey between Ellerina Rd and Tassell's Creek came into the ownership of contractor,Bruce, who leased it to Edwin Louis Tassell, after whom the last part of Brokil Creek (now the Mt Martha Waterway) was named. Colin McLear said that Bruce's land was a wedding present from
Big Clarke and Lenore Frost said that James Hearn, who owned Roseneath in Woodland St Essendon (Later the residence of William Salmon) where Big Clarke died, was Clarke's son in law. I have failed to find a marital connection between Hearn/Bruce and Clarke.

ABERFELDIE.
This is the suburb near Essendon. Land in the area was granted to James Robertson of "Upper Keilor" (north west of "Overnewton".) He should not be confused with the James Robertson of La Rose at Pascoe Vale South (and Trinfour, Moonee Ponds, containing Park St) or the James Robertson of "Gowrie Park" at Campbellfield.

Aberfeldie was originally known as Spring Hill and was left to James Junior who built a mansion there after his mother's death and called it Aberfeldie.
His brother,Francis,a member of parliament,inherited the land north of Buckley St including McCracken St house blocks and extending west to a line halfway between Lincoln and Hoffmans Rd.

by itellya on 2013-10-28 00:07:21

Jamieson's Special Survey went east to Bulldog Creek ROAD.

Francis Robertson's estate carried his name of Mar Lodge and the homestead, 33 (B?) Forrester St is heritage-listed. The McCrackens, related to the Upper Keilor AND La Rose Robertsons, later owned Mar Lodge on which Essendon's first golf course was located.

by itellya on 2013-10-28 09:59:39

After that aside, I'll start again.
Arundel, section 1, Tullamarine of 907 acres granted to Richard Hamner Bunbury, a retired naval officer who had lost his right arm, according to Georgiana McCrae,but painted beautifully with his left,and served as chief of the river police at Williamstown, recalled by Hanmer and Bunbury Sts.
North West corner- bottom half of 4E; south east corner- just above the middle of 14 J2,with the river linking them; and north east corner in the middle of 5 A10.

I believe a fairly complete history of Arundel can be found in my journals about Edward Wilson, Thomas Bertram, and the Guthrie entry in John Thomas Smith and his electors.

Eventually Arundel (and possibly part of Annandale) came into the possession of William Taylor of Overnewton and after his death,the area east from the river to the point where Steeles Creek crosses Annandale Rd,was purchased by the crown under the Closer Settlement Act of 1904.

Tony Cockram the owner of Arundel Farm,the homestead portion of Arundel,in about 1990 helped me greatly with my research,supplying a copy of K.B.Keeley's architectural thesis on Arundel (circa 1960)and a record of ownership he had compiled himself:
1841 Bunbury, 1843 Donald Cameron, 1853* Wilson,1868 McDougall, 1889 Robert Taylor, 1904 The Crown (Arundel);
1910 McArthur, 1925 Arthur Wilson,1935 Frank Smith,1949 W.S.Robinson, 1962 W.W.Cockram.(Arundel Farm.)

*When I was writing TULLAMARINE: BEFORE THE JETPORT in 1998, in my haste to have copies available for the 1998 reunion, I probably missed an entry in his list, as indicated by trove. By the way, the original name of Arundel seems to have been Glengyle. Here's a chronology.

STOLEN OR STRAYED
FROM tho Farm of Glengyle, on the night of Thursday or Friday morning last,THREE WORKING BULLOCKS, (descriptions)
A &&J GUTHRIE Glengyle,Salt Water River,October 14th, 1851.
(P.1,Argus, 2-1-1852.)

MONDAY, 18th JUNE.
To Farmers, Graziers, Hotelkoepers, Speculators and Others.
A Valuable Farm on the Saltwater River, near,Keilor, Parish of Tullamarine, containing 468A. 1R. 36P.
Also, Tho Caledonian Hotel, situated at Prahran. By Order of the Mortgngeos.
SYMONS and PERRY have received instructions from the mortgagees to sell by public
auction, at the Commoroial Sales Room, on Monday, 18th inst., at twelve o'clock sharp, Without tho sligqtcst Reserve,All that valualblo farm well known as tho
Glengyle Farm, Containing 468A. lu .iGp., more or less, situated on the Saltwater River, being portion of the estate the property of Donald CameronEsq., being pari of portion No. 1, parish of Tullamarine. Thore arc from 150 to 200 acres in
cultivation on the abovo farm, whioh aro chiefly under crop, and tho land is well known that, for richness of soil is unsurpassed by any in tho colony.
Also, At the same timo and place, and under the samemortgage, will bo sold the
Caledonian Hotel,Situated in Merion place, Prahran, with halfan acre of ground.
Tho hotel contains thirteen rooms, and is provided with suitablo outbuildings, and now doing a capital trade.(P.2, Argus, 12-6-1855.)

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 15 April 1854 p 4 Family Notices
... Bertram, Esq., Glengyle, near Keilor, Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Murdoch Campbell,
(I believe that Thomas Bertram was in the area bisected by Browns Rd, near Bertrams ford. He later called his farm Ellengower.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 28 June 1855 p 3 Advertising
... Stock in an Insolvent Estate(of Roderick McKenzie*), by order of tho Official Assignee. Upper Glengyle Farm, near Keilor. A ... the premises'known as the Upper Glengyle Farm, about one mile from | Keilor, on Monday, 2nd July, at .
(*McKenzie was the grantee of a crown allotment in the parish of Will Will Rook near Barry Rd east of the Ford facory site.)

For Sale, Glengyle Farm, situated between one and two miles to the right of Keilor. It consists of 648 acres 2 roods 30 perches of first-rate agricultural land,....fenced in, and last year between 200 and 300 acres were cropped. On it are erected a cottage (etc.) (P.8, Argus, 11-6-1856.)

Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Tuesday 13 August 1861 p 2 Article
DEATH BY DROWNING.-Mr. Candler held an inquest, on Thursday, at Keilor, on the body ..had been in the service of Mr. Guthrie, a farmer, at Glengyle,etc.(The Guthries are discussed in J.T.SMITH AND HIS ELECTORS.)

The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Tuesday 18 June 1861 p 2 Article
... Macarthur reports tha sale of the Glengyle estate, at Keilor, to Mr Edward Wilson, for the sum of L3000.

TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of FARM and other BUILDINGS, at Glengyle, near Keilor, for Edward Wilson, Esq. and SOIL PLOUGHING at Keilor. Apply to Mr. A.Morgan*, Glengyle.(P.3, Argus, 11-9-1861.)
(*Morgan may have been Edward Wilson's manager.)

WILL stand this season, at Arundel (late Glengyle), Keilor, the Imported Poitou Ass LAJOIE (plus an Egyptian ass and a prize Adeney bull). (The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 November 1861 p 8)

After that aside, I'll start again.
Arundel, section 1, Tullamarine of 907 acres granted to Richard Hamner Bunbury, a retired naval officer who had lost his right arm, according to Georgiana McCrae,but painted beautifully with his left,and served as chief of the river police at Williamstown, recalled by Hanmer and Bunbury Sts.
North West corner- bottom half of 4E; south east corner- just above the middle of 14 J2,with the river linking them; and north east corner in the middle of 5 A10.

I believe a fairly complete history of Arundel can be found in my journals about Edward Wilson, Thomas Bertram, and the Guthrie entry in John Thomas Smith and his electors.

Eventually Arundel (and possibly part of Annandale) came into the possession of William Taylor of Overnewton and after his death,the area east from the river to the point where Steeles Creek crosses Annandale Rd,was purchased by the crown under the Closer Settlement Act of 1904.

Tony Cockram the owner of Arundel Farm,the homestead portion of Arundel,in about 1990 helped me greatly with my research,supplying a copy of K.B.Keeley's architectural thesis on Arundel (circa 1960)and a record of ownership he had compiled himself:
1841 Bunbury, 1843 Donald Cameron, 1853* Wilson,1868 McDougall, 1889 Robert Taylor, 1904 The Crown (Arundel);
1910 McArthur, 1925 Arthur Wilson*,1935 Frank Smith,1949 W.S.Robinson, 1962 W.W.Cockram.(Arundel Farm.)

I knew that part of Arundel was called Turner's and was searching on trove for Turner, Arundel, Keilor when I found this terrific article about Arundel by Argus nature writer, Donald McDonald, who had grown up in Keilor. Now I know where K.B.Keeley got the grainy photo of the cottage that was on Arundel when Edward Wilson arrived. Turner's was between the east-west part of McNabs Rd and the river (Melway 4 D-F12.) It was named after a man called Turner. Keith McNab told me that his family bought Turner's and the Oakbank Rd area across the river in the early 1900's. Unfortunately, I can't correct all the text. Donald discusses Turner's in great depth, also Arthur Wilson's father and uncles.

IN THE ARUNDEL WARREN. RABBITS OR CHINCHILLAS? By DONALD MACDONALD.
Arundel, on the northern outskirts of what is now the township of Keilor, 10 miles from Melbourne, was a property owned and operated in the fifties and sixties by Edward Wilson as a model farm and experimental breeding ground. On the departure of Mr. Wilson for England, it passed into the hands of Mr. Robert Mcdougall, who attained fame as a breeder of shorthorns. The present owner and occupant is Mr. Arthur C. Wilson, son of Mr.Alexander Wilson, one of three brothers,Alexander, John, and Sir Samuel, whose nameswere associated with pioneering in the early
4la}8 in the Wimmera dlltritt.

(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 13 October 1928 p 8 Article Illustrated)

*When I was writing TULLAMARINE: BEFORE THE JETPORT in 1998, in my haste to have copies available for the 1998 reunion, I probably missed an entry in his list, as indicated by trove. By the way, the original name of Arundel seems to have been Glengyle. Here's a chronology.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 15 April 1854 p 4 Family Notices
... Bertram, Esq., Glengyle, near Keilor, Elizabeth, second daughter of the late Murdoch Campbell,etc.
(I believe that Thomas Bertram was in the area bisected by Browns Rd, near Bertrams ford. He later called his farm Ellengowan. It was sold in 1867.New information will be added to the Bertram journal about his daughter,Alice,who died at 77 in Heidelberg, and his horticultural expertise.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 11 April 1865 p 4 Family Notices
DEATHS. BERTRAM.- On the 9th inst., at Ellangowan, Keilor, Andrew George Thomas, second son of Mr. Thomas Bertram, aged twelve ...

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 28 June 1855 p 3 Advertising
... Stock in an Insolvent Estate(of Roderick McKenzie*), by order of tho Official Assignee. Upper Glengyle Farm, near Keilor. A ... the premises'known as the Upper Glengyle Farm, about one mile from | Keilor, on Monday, 2nd July, at .
(*McKenzie was the grantee of a crown allotment in the parish of Will Will Rook near Barry Rd east of the Ford facory site.)

Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Tuesday 13 August 1861 p 2 Article
DEATH BY DROWNING.-Mr. Candler held an inquest, on Thursday, at Keilor, on the body ..had been in the service of Mr. Guthrie, a farmer, at Glengyle,etc.(The Guthries are discussed in J.T.SMITH AND HIS ELECTORS.)

The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864) Tuesday 18 June 1861 p 2 Article
... Macarthur reports tha sale of the Glengyle estate, at Keilor, to Mr Edward Wilson, for the sum of L3000.

TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION of FARM and other BUILDINGS, at Glengyle, near Keilor, for Edward Wilson, Esq. and SOIL PLOUGHING at Keilor. Apply to Mr. A.Morgan*, Glengyle.(P.3, Argus, 11-9-1861.)
(*Morgan may have been Edward Wilson's manager.)

WILL stand this season, at Arundel (late Glengyle), Keilor, the Imported Poitou Ass LAJOIE (plus an Egyptian ass and a prize Adeney bull). (The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 30 November 1861 p 8)

FRIDAY, MARCH 20.
Splendid Agricultural Property, Within, Eight Miles of town. Dalmahoy Campbell and Co. are instructed by Alex Guthrie, Esq , to SELL by PUBLIC ACTION at Morton's Hotel, on Friday, 20th March nltwoo'cloclr, - unless previously disposed of,
Part of tho Glengyle Estate, Keilor, about eight miles from town, being Lots 8 and 9, containing 161a.3r 38p.
Ibc soil In first class, and It has a largo frontage tiII c Deep Crock, which contains an abundant supply of&tthr*srter all tho year round li , adjoining tho proporjy of Edward Wilson. Esq ,15 sylttant lally fenced, and subdivided Into Jots, 107 acres being under cultivation, and bearing luxuriant Improvements comprising comfortable dwelling with with stable, &c ; also two hay yards, and stoci}>nl, oil in good working order , a compact garflbri''containing a number of vinos, fruit trees, c ,, r ,etc. (P.2.Argus, 6-3-1863.) THIS IS MY RAW MATERIAL!

------------------
SPRINGS (SPRING FARM)
SPRINGS, KEILOR-Formerly Foster Fitzgerald's home station, 163 acres fine agricultural LAND. Henry Stevenson, 47 Queen Street.
(P.11, Argus, 18-8-1877.)

by itellya on 2013-10-28 10:43:00

Sorry about the repetition. Can't understand how I managed that. I even went to bed before 2 a.m. last night so it couldn't be lack of sleep. K.B.Keeley didn't know about Glengyle but there was no internet then; lucky us!

Sorry about the uncorrected text but it takes up five hours of every six that I spend.

Don't forget to read Donald McDonald's article (not the digitised version or you'll get brain strain!)

Signing off at 1:45 a.m. after 15.5 hours' work.

by itellya on 2013-10-28 10:47:41

TURNER'S.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 28 October 1864 p 5 Article
... dairy cow. Mr. W. Turner, ot Keilor, obtained the prize. 'lhere was a superior show of shesp. Tho ... Turner, Keilor.

Good night, again.

by itellya on 2013-10-28 10:48:34

by itellya on 2013-10-28 19:18:37

Arundel Closer Settlement being done now.

by Millyhettie on 2014-04-02 20:03:50

Michael Bourke and his wife Margaret Murphy with baby daughter Catherine left Limerick, Ireland, arrived arrived Port Phillip 4 October 1841. I can track his journey from Port Phillip to his final destination at Diggers Rest where he died 15 October 1890 with Margaret who died the following year.
James birth was registered as St Francis, Melbourne, Margaret at Moonee Ponds, Bridget and Mary Ann at Glengyle, Thomas at Saltwater Creek, Michael and John Thomas at Keilor.
As I am still researching the Bourke family I was interested in the Glengyle mentioned in your journals but still do not understand if it was one farm or a number of farms centred around Glengyle. Can you clarify this for me please? In an article Michael was called the King of the Basins, his son James married Margaret Leahy, settled in Bacchus Marsh, was President at the BM council,Thomas settled in Bacchus Marsh, son Michael settled in the Albert Park area and John Thomas in Avenel/Seymour. Refer Bacchus Marsh Express 6 Jan 1917 page 3 COIMADAI No 5. by Anders Hjorth - his memoirs of Deep Creek, Toolern and the Basins

by itellya on 2014-04-02 22:52:05

I believe all of section 1,Tullamarine was called Glengyle,probably by the second owner,Campbell (for whom K.B.Keeley believed that R.H.Bunbury, the grantee had acted as a dummy.) The northern part of the farm, perhaps lot 1 and 2 of the Arundel Closer Settlement (regranted to members of the Fox family)seems to have been leased out as Upper Glengyle. The Guthries probably lived on the Browns Rd area and they called it Glengyle.It seems that the Betrams followed the Guthries and, if I remember correctly used the same name before changing it to "Ellengowan". When Edward Wilson bought the homestead area, he retained the Glengyle name for a while before changing the name of his large portion to Arundel. "Turner's", the farm at the south end of McNabs Rd is a name associated with a lot on the Glengyle Estate by 1861. My journal HOW GLENGYLE BECAME ARUNDEL might provide further information.

I presume that your Michael Bourke was the publican at The Gap (Aitken's Gap) west of Sunbury. If I remember correctly,he may have been a grantee near roadmaker, Higgins, and the St Augustine's block in section 19, Parish of Doutta Galla, north of the road to Keilor. Google "doutta galla,county of bourke" to get the parish map online.


If your Michael Bourke was the pioneer at The Gap, I think you'll find some information in I.W.Symonds' BULLA BULLA, which is probably not available for loan,but your local library may be able to arrange an inter-library loan for a short period.

The following website might be handy too.
Keilor - Freepages - Ancestry.com
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pobjoyoneill/Keilor/&#8206;
Edited 5 May 2001, Baptism's Keilor St Augustine's Catholic Church, Keilor Submitted Marriages Edited 6 May 2001 ... Edited 7 May 2001, Keilor Cemetery

If your Michael was the pioneer at The Gap, I'd love you to post some information as a comment under my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF BULLA journal.

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