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THE OAKLANDS HUNT (1) INDEX and Red Hill's TAR BARREL CORNER.

Journal by itellya

As I could only list a small proportion of the surnames included in the Journal, THE OAKLANDS HUNT (1), they are listed below in the order of first appearance. There is no known connection between the Methodist Andersons of Tullamarine and William& Catherine, James, Don and Peter Anderson of Keilor. Likewise there is no known connection between Edmond Dunn of Viewpoint ( Tullamarine Methodist Trustee) and the Dunn who leased Dunn's Farm of 123 acres (all but 12 acres on section 23 Doutta Galla.) Otherwise surnames apply to one family. Pardon the capitals.
McRAE, McCRACKEN, McARTHUR, McDOUGALL, BRANNIGAN, CLARK, DAVIS, BLACKWELL, WARNOCK, DUNN, DANIEL, GREENE, FISHER, FISHER, PORTA, LLOYD, SCOTT, BAMFORD, GILLIGAN, COCK, JUDD, LOCKHART, WRIGHT, DELAHEY, FISHER, NAPIER, KERNAN, PECK, STEVENSON, WILLIAMSON, TAYLOR, McINTYRE, HOFFMAN, ANDERSON, ST JOHN, BARBOUR, LOEMAN, COBB, FRANKLIN, ENGLISH, MORGAN, LONIE, MANSFIELD, KENNY, SMALL, HOWSE, O'NIAL, FOSTER, LAVERTY, PHELAN, JOHNSON, CONNOR, CORCORAN, WILSON, ROBERTSON, HENDRY, EVANS, KNAGGS, NASH, PARR, PURVIS, COCK, BEAMAN, LOFT, GREEN, CROTTY, BRANNIGAN, McCORMACK, FOX, THOMPSON, HARRICK, ANNAND, TURNER, BLYTHE, McNAB, MILBURN, GUTHRIE, BERTRAM, BORRELL, BONFIELD, GOUDIE, STENSON, LYNCH, FULLARTON, STEELE, MAIN, MORRIS, MULLENS, BEALE, MORAN, CROOKE, DAVIES, SMITH, WATSON, PATTERSON, MILLAR, SINCLAIR, CHIRNSIDE.

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on 2011-12-30 06:27:07

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 janilye on 2011-12-30 08:46:09

In the 1956 Summer Olympics, Oaklands Hunt Club hosted the riding and running parts of the modern pentathlon event.

Alexander McCracken 1856-1915
talking of footballers former Carlton footballer John Crosbie 'Ragsy' Goold is master of the hunt at the Camperdown-Ellerslie Hunt Club.

by janilye on 2011-12-30 16:41:38

Can I just take you back down to the Mornington Peninsula for a moment?
Back in the late 1930s Angelo Delgrosso had started a fruit and vege farm in Red Hill bordering on Stanley Street. It is now an apple and cherry orchard. He used to drag his produce by horse up to Tar Barrel Corner to be met by the market carriers. I learn't this from the present owners of the farm. I have been approached by a sculptor (yes I know, but some sort of sculpture might be going there) about Tar Barrel Corner asking me if I knew why it had been named that and "what's the story?". I said I didn't but I know who might -that's you!

by itellya on 2012-01-01 03:22:07

I didn't have a clue. But Keith Holmes did. The C.R.B. had a depot on the corner of Stanley and Red Hill Rds, having obviously taken over responsibility for bitumen -sealing roads from the Shire. The bitumen may have arrived there in actual barrels during the shire days but from some time before, and during, the second world war, bitumen arrived at the depot in 44 gallon drums in solid form. Using axes, the C.R.B. workers would cut the drums open and throw solid lumps into a tank under which a fire would be lit. The liquified bitumen would be loaded into trucks to be sprayed onto roads.Keith kindly provided this information on New Year's Day. Watch for a "Keith Holmes Talks Red Hill" journal (extract from Peninsula Dictionary History.)

by janilye on 2012-01-02 09:45:27

I knew you'd come through. Thanks a lot.
I remember those guys sitting by the road melting the tar.
We used to call them The Brylcream Men- 'A little dab'll do ya"
they would fill the potholes.

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