SQUATTERS IN THE WESTERNPORT DISTRICT: HOW VAGUE!
Researchers beware! Many squatters mentioned in correspondence to the Governor in early days and described as being in the WESTERNPORT DISTRICT were nowhere near the Mornington Peninsula or Gippsland areas. Just some examples are: John Aitken (Mt Aitken) and Edward Page (Glencoe) near Sunbury, Edward Dryden near Hanging Rock, Peter Young of the Sugar Loaf Run (which had to be near Seymour) and other runs called Cairn Curran, Kilmore etc.
on 2011-12-10 00:01:53
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.