THE IMPORTANCE OF RAILWAYS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA and the magic of TROVE. DR HEARN'S LAND IN FINGAL.
See comment 2 under GRANTEES NEAR RED HILL.
There were many meetings of Railway Leagues to discuss ways of persuading the Government to come to the party.
Trove is a digitised record produced by the National Library of Australia and I bless the family historian who alerted me to it while we were discussing local history in the local history room at Rosebud Library.I have mainly used the digitised newspapers, a goldmine of local history and genealogical information.
If you have never used trove, you could discover the importance of railways to the peninsula by reading the article about the re-formation of the railway league at Red Hill. On a miserable night almost 50 people ventured out to a meeting in the barn at H.P.Davey's "Forest Lodge" at Red Hill.
The meeting is reported on page 3 of the Mornington Standard of 29-6-1899.
If you get onto trove and enter "Red Hill, railway", you'll get 557 600 or so entries, which might take a few years to wade through. I added 1899. I was asked "Did you mean Red Hill, railway with an issue date of 1899?" As soon as I clicked the question, the first two entries were spot on. The first was about a meeting a week earlier, which described the state of the roads, and the second was the Forest Lodge meeting.
Trove is a great way to find things you aren't looking for. While I was investigating DAVEY re Red Hill Pioneers, I discovered that Dr Hearn of Heronswood owned the 1009 acres south of Sandy Rd and west of Truemans Rd.
on 2012-01-06 19:18:32
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.