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TALKING HISTORY WITH RAY CAIRNS, BONEO AREA, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

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on 2013-06-14 07:56:52

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 2013-06-15 18:15:51

by itellya on 2013-06-15 19:43:21

2013 UPDATES.
HINDHOPE. This farm, the 57 acre northern half of crown allotment 14 Wannaeue, was bounded by Boneo Rd, the highway and First Avenue including house blocks in First Avenue south to No.50 (which may have been the homestead) and all Hope St houses blocks. The southern half was The Thicket, now occupied by curving streets like Warranilla; its homestead was near the church in The Drive and it was farmed by Alf Rawlings an early grantee in the parish of Lyndhurst,and Keith McGregor. Steve Burnham's website (details in my EARLY ROSEBUD journal) has a photo of Hindhope Park which was on the Rosebud Plaza site.

McCOMBE ST. This appeared in the first comment with the wrong spelling but the official spelling is probably wrong too. While researching title deeds for what I strongly believe is the Hindhope homestead, I discovered that a member of the pioneering McComb family of Frankston, described as a farmer of Seaford, briefly owned Hindhope before the advent of the younger love rat (skilfully disguised surname!)

WILSON ROAD. The C.B.Wilson Reserve in Wilson Rd is named after Mornington Shire President, train driver Charlie Wilson,the child of a marriage between two different Wilson families, one resident early in Mornington and the other on "Tuerong Station" at the time of the (first) Schnapper Point Murder. I now believe Wilson Rd was named after a prominent academic who holidayed there in early days.

BELLE CAIRNS. Peter Purves (1880-1940), born at Tootgarook and buried at Rye, did indeed marry Isabella Cairns. (MEMOIRS OF A LARRIKIN Hec Hanson.) Ray said Belle was Jimmy's daughter. Jimmy was James Cairns (1840-1929) who married Johanna Russell and was buried at Rye. Jimmy's children are listed as Arthur,Belle, Lily,Violet, and Percy.(THE CAIRNS FAMILY OF BONEO.)

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