THE HINDHOPE ESTATE, (Part 1, Nepean Hwy.) ROSEBUD, VIC., AUST. :: Genealogy
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on 2013-07-06 12:19:54

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 2013-07-06 12:33:40

The photos (Hindhope Park,footy ground) are on Steve's home page but you need to click on ALL IN THE FAMILY to get Vin Burnham's stories about the early days in Rosebud.

by itellya on 2013-07-12 20:12:59

Lot 95 had a frontage to First Avenue of 180 feet. Careful measurement showed that this is now Nos. 50 (Hindhope Villa), 48 and 46, each with a 60 foot frontage. Lot 94 had a 50 foot frontage and is now number 44. The south boundary of No.50 is definitely the boundary between Hindhope and The Thicket.

by itellya on 2013-07-16 03:47:03

Details of Pt Nepean Rd buyers and 1919 occupants in the Hindhope Estate now being added. Precise locations of lots almost worked out (by pacing) but the First Avenue end is giving trouble.

by itellya on 2013-07-22 01:30:54

The mystery re the occupancy of the subdivision lots fronting Pt. Nepean Rd between First Avenue and Rose St has finally been solved. My work on part 2 (finding what the McCombe St lots backed onto) and pacing the Pt. Nepean Rd lots from Rose St to the east helped a lot as did my copy of the subdivision plan with known present occupants filled in.

It looks as if somebody came into ownership of both lots 1 and 2 because the eastern third of the Salvos store is in lot 2 and the rest in lot 1.The occupancy of the remaining lots will now be given in the journal.

by itellya on 2013-07-24 09:09:20

Two details I have not included are: (1) volume and folio numbers in case you wish to find out how long your ancestor held the property and (2)street name and number in the suburb specified. The first can be supplied within seconds and the second within minutes once I reach the library. If you need these details,please specify in a private message.

by itellya on 2013-08-07 10:08:55

The well known property "Hindhope" on the Boneo road, has changed hands, Mrs Younger, of Brighton, being the purchaser, it will be used as a seaside home. Several lots in the Hind Hope subdivision have been sold to buyers intending to build seaside residences. This part is greatly favored. (P.2, Mornington Standard, 14-9-1918.)

In view of title documents this is rather misleading. Mrs Younger did buy about 14 acres south of McCombe St and west of Rosebrook St but the title for Hindhope Villa on lots 95 and 96 was not transferred until 1923 so the Youngers would have been leasing the "seaside home".

I have sarcastically referred to Mrs Younger as being clumsy in this journal,perhaps in part 3. How strange that she should die so soon after buying the property.Fancy somebody who was such an expert exponent of the shotgun being so careless. Her husband was the only witness to the "accident". Her mother would have been skeptical about his testimony. She gave evidence in the maintenance case brought by Younger's second wife.

Particulars of a fatal shooting accident which occurred at Rosebud, near Dromana,
on October 21-the victim being the wife of Mr A M Younger building contractor,of North road Caulfield-have reached the authorities in Melbourne. Mr Younger re-
cently purchased a small farm at Rosebud, and on Saturday October 19, he and Mrs.
Younger spent the week end there. On the Monday they went out rabbit-shooting-
Mrs Younger being a remarkably good shot-and they returned to their motor car
with 15 rabbits. Mr Younger had everything ready for their return to Caulfield,
and had got into the car, when his wife went to the back and removed her gun for the purpose of taking out the cartridges. As she was doing so the hammer of the weapon caught in the hood and exploded the charge, which entered her head. Mr Younger motored to Dromana for a doctor,who on his arrival pronounced life extinct.
A magisterial inquiry was held at Boneo on the following day, when a verdict of
accidental death was returned. The funeral took place to the Brighton Cemetery on
Wednesday. Mrs Younger, who was 33 years of age was a well known Red Cross worker in Caulfield. Much sympathy will be extended to her husband, who is left with four children-the eldest being 11 1/2 and the youngest 21/2 years of age.
(P.6, Argus, 29-10-1918.)

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