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NORTH POLE RD , NORTH POLE INN, ( EAST KEILOR), SOLOMONS FORD AND BRAYBROOK TOWNSHIP VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

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on 2012-02-20 19:11:55

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 2013-10-20 11:51:18

See the journal about Solomon's Ford. Avondale Heights had three fords which I have christened:
1.Grimes' 1803 ford or fish trap, Melway 27 C9, shown on 1855 map,linking Rhonda St and Errol St via a riverside road.
2. Clancy's ford, 1856 or later, Melway 27 B8,not shown in 1855, no access road.
3. Solomon's ford, linking Bruce St and North Rd,Melway 27,27-C6, so-named in 1855,1871 etc.

Grimes'ford might have been the original Solomon's ford circa 1836 but Clancy's was never Solomon's ford despite ignorant reporters stating the Clancy boy drowned NEAR Solomon's ford and Pridham's house leased from Clancy NEAR Solomon's ford was burnt down. Several heritage studies have wrongly concluded that Clancy's (south of the western end of Canning St) was Solomon's ford.

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