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Journal by itellya

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on 2012-02-02 08:13:35

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 2013-09-26 02:40:44

by itellya on 2014-01-23 06:42:10

by itellya on 2014-01-23 07:36:54

by itellya on 2014-02-03 18:40:04

Elayne Brogan,Bev.Patullo and the few other dedicated members of the Friends Of Will Will Rook Cemetery are doing wonderful work in preserving our heritage. The Hume Leader is available online and on page 8 of its 4-2-2014 issue is a wonderful article about the work being done, including the restoration of John Murray Peck's headstone inscriptions. David Moore,the great great grandson of J.M.Peck (about whom some details are given),is pictured in front of the grave.

by itellya on 2014-08-31 18:04:44

newsletter april 2014 - Past Players and Officials Association
essendonfcpastplayers.com.au/.../Website-Newsletter%20Extracts%20Ap...


In search of the Essendon District Football League club for which John Coleman had played prior to his sensational two years at Hastings, I came across Essendon's past players' newsletter. Although I think Coleman's club was St John's (the word in an almost illegible article starting with S), I saw that someone had played for Douttas and in desperation gave it a try, but it was my teaching colleague at Gladstone Park, Rob Newton.

However, on page 13 of the newsletter, there is a gem. It is a photo of the "Same Olds" first team of 1873. John Murray Peck's future son-in-law, Alexander McCracken, is the only person in the photo that is named, but I have a feeling that John Murray Peck is second from left in the back row and that the elderly chap in the top hat at the other end is Alexander McCracken's father, Robert McCracken, Essendon's first President, on whose property "Aila" north of Kent St, the club played before moving to the East Melbourne ground.

My belief that John Murray Peck was as specified is based on Harry Peck's statement that his father always wore a Sturt's Desert Pea flower in his lapel. A flower can be clearly seen in the photo. The hat also seems to be more of an American style. It would be interesting to compare the chap specified with the photo of J.M.Peck in Harry's MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN, which is available online. Harry said that his dad was Vice President of the club but I don't think he specified when.

by itellya on 2014-08-31 18:06:55

"Ailsa".

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