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Edward Latrobe Bateman was a cousin of Governor Latrobe, the grantee of crown allotment 9A Fingal and painted a picture (available online*) of the original Barker homestead near Cape Schanck. He is acknowledged as the architect of Professor Hearn's "Heronswood" at Dromana but doubt has been expressed that he designed "Barragunda" at Cape Schanck- with a concession made that he might have designed the interior. The following statement obviously resulted from a conversation with Robert Stirling Anderson of Barragunda soon after the house was built and leaves no doubt about who designed it.
* ORIGINAL CAPE SCHANCK HOMESTEAD
As pointed out in 1902, the second Barker homestead near Flinders, became Clondrisse.
Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers Saturday 20 May 1871 p 103 Article
Others visit Mr. Anderson in his beautiful Gothic home at Burraguntha, (Barragunda) where they are hospitably entertained by the worthy host and his lady, and after dinner shown through the grounds and garden. The house is truly a pretty place, fashioned from the limestone of the district — a gem of E.L. Bateman's own creation.
KANGAROOING AND CAPE SCHANCK
The Fingal Parish map
shows that much of the land near Cape Schanck was granted to Godfrey Howitt by mid 1866, the year in which Robert Anderson married his daughter, just five years before the above hunt took place.
EventMarriage Event registration number2825 Registration year1866
Family nameANDERSON Given namesRobert SexUnknown Spouse's family nameHOWITT Spouse's given namesEdith Mary
ANDERSON—HOWITT.-On the 11th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Mr. Hetherington, Robert Anderson, Cape Schanck, son of Thomas Anderson, Esq., Knowhead, Ayrshire, to Edith Mary, only daughter of Godfrey Howitt, Esq., M.D., Melbourne. No cards. (P.4, Argus,13-8-1866.)
Barragunda was first mentioned in 1867.
ANDERSON.—On the 17th inst., at Barragunda, Cape Schanck, the wife of Robert Anderson, Esq., of a daughter.
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 22 June 1867 p 28 Family Notices
Although the following is chiefly concerned with Bateman's art and his relationships with the Howitts and Georgiana McCrae, it also seems to agree that Barragunda was "a gem of E.L. Bateman's own creation."
To William Howitt, arriving in treeless, dusty Melbourne, his brother Godfrey’s house and garden seemed a tranquil and fragrant oasis. So too was his Cape Schanck house Barragunda, designed and completed by Edward La Trobe Bateman before his departure from the colony in 1869.
(P.4, Argus, 27-6-1867.)
Georgiana McCrae is the source of the claim that Bateman only decorated Barragunda.
Victorian Heritage Register VHR H0615
In attempting to discover what Georgiana had actually written about Bateman's involvement, I stumbled upon this fantastic thesis, which although it doesn't focus on the mansion's design, has far more detail about the Howitts, Bateman etc. than appears in biographies and a huge number of illustrations of the art produced at Cape Schanck and Godfrey Howitt's house and garden in Melbourne. Bateman's return home was due to his injured hand.
It was fortunate that the Howitts discarded the Quaker distaste for "Papish" Art and Robert Anderson continued their fostering of it.
THE HADDOWS, PIONEERS OF FLINDERS, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
The death of Mr Archibald Haddow,
which took place in Melbourne on Sun
day last after a long illness, will be
very much regretted by his numerous
friends in this district. The deceased,
who was 35 years of age, was a son of
Mr Haddow, of Cape Schanck, and
spent most of his life in the Morning
ton Peninsula. For some years he
was in business as a coach proprietor
in this township, and for a term held
the Flinders and Bittern mail contract.
His good-natured disposition gained
him the best wishes of all he came in
contact with, and very much sympathy
is felt for his widow (a daughter of the
late Mrs Slattery, of Flinders) and his
TWO YOUNG CHILDREN*. The remains
were interred in the Flinders cemetery
on Wednesday afternoon last, and the
funeral was attended by a very large
number of local residents.
(P.3, Mornington Standard, 6-6-1908.)
Archibald is not included in the burial records for Flinders Cemetery.
TWO YOUNG CHILDREN!
Archibald's age was digitised as 85, exactly as in the article, which led me astray regarding his place in the family until the implication of the three words above sank in. He was 35!(Or maybe 31.)
The two young children:
1. EventBirth Event registration number3169 Registration year1903
Family nameHADDOW Given namesAgnes Marion SexFemale Father's nameArchd Mother's nameMary Cath (Crinigan) Place of birthFLINDERS
2. EventBirth Event registration number9588 Registration year1907
Family nameHADDOW Given namesArchd Wm SexMale Father's nameArchd Mother's nameMary Cath (Crinigan) Place of birthCLIFTON HILL (Married Irene Mary Wighton* in 1935? and died aged 72 at Fitzroy in 1979.)
* See the Wighton grants near the intersection of Shoreham and Mornington-Flinders Rds, c/a's 84, 50, 49, 47, 45 PARISH OF BALNARRING
This must be Archibald's death record. There is no birth record for him. He married Mary Catherine in 1902 (THE YEAR IN WHICH WILLIAM JUNIOR MARRIED CHRISTINA PATTERSON!).
EventDeath Event registration number6410 Registration year1908
Family nameHADDOW Given namesArchd SexUnknown Father's nameUnknown Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathKew Age31
EventMarriage Event registration number984 Registration year1902
Family nameHADDOW Given namesArchd SexUnknown Spouse's family nameCRINIGAN Spouse's given namesMary Cath
From the Flinders correspondent.
The wedding of Mr A. Haddo (Haddow) with Miss Crinnigan, daughter of Mrs Slattery, of Flinders, took place at Mornington on Monday last the day before the brother* of the bride sailed for South Africa with the First Commonwealth Contingent. Mr Haddo (Haddow) has secured the mail contract between Bittern and Flinders for the next triennial period, so should be envied by his friends as a " doubly lucky man."
(P.3, Mornington Standard, 15-5-1902.)
[* J.J. SLATTERY. Farrier Carey, of Hastings, has not " had enough " and is off back with the Commonwealth Contingent, as also are Steve Corlett, of Frankston, and J. J. Slattery, a son of Mrs Slattery,of Flinders.
P.3, Mornington Standard, 25-1-1902.]
His wife's mother* must have married again to a Mr Slattery after Mary Catherine's birth.
* SLATTERY.— In sad but loving memory of our dear mother. Mary Slattery. late of Flinders, who departed this life at South Yarra on the 15th October, 1902. May her soul rest in peace.(P.1, The Age, 15-10-1903.)
EventDeath Event registration number15695 Registration year1902
Family nameSLATTERY Given namesMary SexUnknown Father's nameDolan Jas Mother's nameMarcella (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathS Y Age62
Archie's widow died in 1955 and she obviously had three young children when Archie died. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE AUTHOR OF THE 1908 OBITUARY WAS NOT ACQUAINTED WITH THE FAMILY AND HAD COMPOSED IT FROM HASTILY SCRIBBLED NOTES.
HADDOW.-On October 16, at a private hospital, Mary Catherine (Maria), widow of the late Archibald Haddow, dearly loved mother of Agnes (Mrs. S. Wedekind),Lillian (Mrs. Dan Liddy), and Archie, fond mother-in-law of Mollie, and loved grandmother of Robert, aged 76 years. -Requiescat In pace. (Privately interred October 18).
(P.17, Argus, 20-10-1955.)
EventDeath Event registration number11966 Registration year1955
Family nameHADDOW Given namesMary Catherine SexFemale Father's nameCRINIGAN Martin Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birthFLINDERS Place of deathMURRUMBEENA Age78
THE THIRD CHILD.
EventBirth Event registration number3024 Registration year1905
Family nameHADDOW Given namesLillian Mary SexFemale Father's nameArchd Mother's nameMary Cath (Crinnigan) Place of birthFLINDERS
I have just spent five fruitless hours trying to find a reference in Graeme Butler's MORNINGTON PENINSULA SHIRE THEMATIC STUDY of 2008 to Haddow being the chief shepherd on "Barragunda" (in reference, if I remember correctly, to a shepherd's hut.)
Mornington Peninsula Shire thematic history 2008 part 1 of 2 by ...
Aug 17, 2017 - Part of Barker's run is now known as the property, Barragunda ...Land Selection Acts. Haddow was the chief shepherd employed ...
The shepherd might have been William Haddow (died 1914) who would have been about 21 years old when he arrived at Cape Schanck in 1859.
I believe that A.Haddow*, grantee of crown allotment 9, parish of Fingal (Melway 253 D 8,9 fronting Old Cape Schanck, Patterson and Grasslands Roads; see link to the parish map below) was the above Archibald Haddow who must have been a brother of Mrs Thomas Tuck and Carrier Harry Cairns' wife, Margaret.
* POSTSCRIPT. MELBOURNE LAND BOARD.
The usual monthly meeting of this board took place yesterday. Piesent-Messrs. E.P. S. Sturt (chairman), Arness, Cameron, and Callanan. The following applications were recommended :-David Friar, fiO acres, Burgoyne ; George Hume, 12acres, Bullengarook:S.E. Kirby, 100 acics, Bylands ; Archibald Haddow.147 acres,Fingal;etc.
(P.1, Argus, 6-11-1873.)
William Haddow, who resided at Cape Schanck since 1859, died on Monday, aged 80 years.(Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian (Vic. : 1914 - 1915) Thursday 29 October 1914 p 3 Article)
HADDOW.—On the 23rd October, at Cape Schanck, William, the dearly beloved husband of Marion, father of Mrs. T. Tuck, Mrs. H. Cairns, Mrs. J. Tuck, Mrs. G. McBride*, Janet, Willie, Jack,and the late (T. and A. Haddow**), aged 80 years. A colonist of 55 years.(P.1, The Age, 27-10-1914.)
[* McBRIDE—HADDOW - On the 9th August, at Scots' Church, by the Rev. Alex. Marshall, M.A., George, eldest son of the late Wm. M'Bride, Dundrennan Abbey, Scotland, to Marion, fourth daughter of Wm. Haddow, Cape Schanck. Scotch papers please copy.(P.44, Leader, 17-12-1892.) ** Tom and Archie.]
EventDeath Event registration number13657 Registration year1914
Family nameHADDOW Given namesWm SexUnknown Father's nameHaddow Wm Mother's nameMarion (Sharp) Place of birth Place of deathDromana Age80
Carrier Harry Cairns lived on c/a 9A Fingal, granted to Edward Latrobe Bateman which was immediately west of the Haddow grant.
PARISH OF FINGAL
ELIZABETH TUCK, NEE HADDOW.
TUCK—HADDOW.—On the 27th ult., at the bridegroom's
residence, by the Rev. M. Carey, Thomas, third son
of Henry Tuck, of Flinders, to Elizabeth, eldest
daughter of William Haddow, of Cape Schanck.
(P.1, Argus, 9-6-1880.)
MRS. E. TUCK.
Mrs. Elizabeth Tuck, one of the
well known pioneer residents of Flin-
drs, who died on April 10, aged 79
years came to the Peninsula from
Dumfries, Scotland, when a child
with her mother and father, the late
Mr and Mrs. William Haddow, of
Cape Schanck, and had been a resi-
dent of Finders since 1880. She was
the widow of the late Mr. Thomas
One of their sons served in the
Great War, but died in London just
after the Armistice was signed.
Always interested in district af-
fairs, the Tuck families are among
the best known in Flinders district,
and the funeral on April 12 was
largely attended, this and the num-
ber of floral tributes showing the re-
spect in which the deceased lady was
The casket was borne by Messrs.
E. Kennedy, W. Cleave, C. and L.
Tuck, W. Colban and G. Sandford.
The service in Flinders cemetery was
conducted by Father O'Sullivan.
Mr. James Wilson, funeral director,
Mornington, had charge of the ar-
(P.5, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 23-4-1937.)
CARRIER HARRY'S WIFE.
EventDeath Event registration number16132 Registration year1937
Family nameCAIRNS Given namesMargaret SexFemale Father's nameHADDOW William Mother's nameMarian (Sharpe) Place of birth Place of deathDROMANA Age76
MRS. M. CAIRNS.
The death occurred on August 2 of
Mrs. Margaret Cairns, widow of the
late Mr. Harry Cairns at the resi
idence- of-her son-in-law, Mr. C. A.
White, of Main Ridge. She was aged
76 years. Burial took place in the
Dromana Cemetery on August 4. The
Rev. A. H.Mitchell held a service at
the home and also officiated at the
grave. The casket was carried by
Messrs. L. Tuck, J. Tuck, G. White,
D. Campbell, C. Berkley and J. Berk
ley. The pall-bearers were Messrs.
N.Hopcraft, S. White, W. Miller.
R.Munro, H. Ruduck and A.Cairns.
(P.2, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 13-8-1937.)
EventDeath Event registration number16132 Registration year1937
Family nameCAIRNS Given namesMargaret SexFemale Father's nameHADDOW William Mother's nameMarian (Sharpe) Place of birth Place of deathDROMANA Age76
A SECOND TUCK CONNECTION.
TUCK—HADDOW.—On the 29th November, at St. Peter's Chapel, Flinders, by the Rev. W Quilton, John, fourth son of Henry Tuck, Flinders, to Mary, third daughter of Wm. Haddow, of Cape Schanck.(P.11,Advocate, 6-12-1884.)
TOM HADDOW WAS YET ANOTHER PENINSULA LAD WHO HEADED TO W.A. BECAUSE OF THE 1890'S DEPRESSION.
HADDOW.—On the 9th January, at York Hospital, West Australia, of malarial fever, Thomas, the dearly beloved eldest son of William and Marion Haddow, Cape Schanck, aged 34 years. Deeply regretted.
(P.42, Leader, 4-2-1899.)
JOHN RIGG OF BANKVALE, EARLY PIONEER NORTH OF MICKLEHAM, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. (and the pioneering WILLIAMS family.of Kalkallo Park.)
North of Mickleham Rd opposite the Old Sydney Road and Donnybrook Road corner is the impressive gated entrance to Marnong whose name, I would guess is a contraction of Maribyrnong because of its proximity to Deep Creek which with Jacksons Creek (called the Macedon River in early maps) combine as the Maribyrnong River at Melway 4 B5. Some residents referred to Deep Creek as the Maribyrnong River.
Many fine old mansions only survived because they were purchased by the Catholic Church and recently others, such as Mount Ridley and Marnong have been given a new lease of life by people who appreciate their history, the former becoming part of a school site and the latter featuring the recently completed BANK VALE RUN RESTAURANT.
Family Tree Circles member Bezza whom I've known for about three decades will be visiting the restaurant soon and emailed a request to me:
Rigg property at Rocky Water Holes
Sep 5, 2018, 6:48 PM (1 day ago)
Hi --- do you have any info on this property please. 1841 census has it called Bankvale.
I guessed that this had something to do with Mr Rigg for whom Bezza's ancestor, David Patullo, was working when he found gold.
AS THERE ARE SO MANY LINKS TO ARTICLES/ MAPS etc. IN MY REPLY, I SEEK YOUR PARDON FOR NOT USING THE FORMAT FOR EVERY ONE OF THEM THAT WOULD ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS THEM WITH A SIMPLE CLICK. HOWEVER HIGHLIGHTING A LINK, COPYING IT (RIGHT CLICK)AND PASTING IT INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR WILL ONLY TAKE A FEW SECONDS.
Hopefully, the following will be of help. Section 2 Darraweit Guim was definitely Bank Vale and section 30 Mickleham which adjoined its southern boundary was probably part of the Bank Vale Estate too. John Rigg probably sold about half of the former to discharge his insolvency and finance his gold mining operations but obviously did his dough as the Bank Vale Mining Company,and the adjoining Bolinda Company's operations, folded in 1860.
BANK VALE HURDLE RACE.1858
INSOLVENCY DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE MEETING 1859
RIGG, BANK VALE
Lost, or stolen, from. Mr Rigg's
Paddook, Bank Vale, near Donnybrook, the under
mentioned HORSES : — 1862
Usreserved Sale of Part of Portion 2 of the
Parish of Darraweitguim,
About Two Miles from the Townships of Donnybrook
and Deepdene,And well-known as the Bank Vale Estate. (middle of column 4)
JOHN RIGG'S BANK VALE ESTATE, SECTION 2 AS ABOVE.
Darraweit Guim, County of Bourke [cartographic material] / drawn and ...
JOHN RIGG'S GRANT, SECTION 30, MICKLEHAM OF 316 ACRES IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE UNLABELLED DEEPDENE VILLAGE RESERVE adjoining his other grant, section 2 in the parish of Darraweitguim.
Mickleham, County of Bourke [cartographic material]
VILLAGE RESERVE DEEPDENE AT NORTH WEST CORNER OF PARISH OF MICKLEHAM.
Parish of Mickleham in the county of Bourke [cartographic material]
JOHN RIGG'S CHILDREN BORN IN VICTORIA.
POSTSCRIPT. THERE ARE NO BIRTH RECORDS FOR SOME OF HIS CHILDREN, SUCH AS MARY, (WHOSE DEATH RECORD AND NOTICE APPEAR BELOW) AND JOHN CARR (or Kerr) RIGG, WHO MOVED TO NEW SOUTH WALES.
EventBirthEvent registration number7095Registration year1856
Family nameRIGGGiven namesCharles David KerSexUnknownFather's nameJohnMother's nameIsabella (Mctaggart)Place of birthBANK VALE
EventBirthEvent registration number7010Registration year1859
Family nameRIGGGiven namesHenry AlfredSexUnknownFather's nameJohnMother's nameIsabella (Mctaggart)Place of birthB'MEADOWS (SHIRE OF, OR REGISTERED AT TOWNSHIP OF)
The following, James Rigg, could not be be a child of John Rigg of Bank Vale as his wife Isabella Rigg (nee McTaggart), died in 1896 aged 60 and would have been about five years old in 1841.
EventBirthEvent registration number12559Registration year1841
Family nameRIGGGiven namesJamesSexMaleFather's nameRIGG JohnMother's nameIsabella (Unknown)Place of birthMELBOURNE
EventBirthEvent registration number13067Registration year1861
Family nameRIGGGiven namesHerbert ThomasSexUnknownFather's nameJohnMother's nameIsabella (Mctaggart)Place of birthBANVALE
The following, Joseph William Rigg, could not be a child of John Rigg who died in 1863.
EventBirthEvent registration number25205Registration year1867
Family nameRIGGGiven namesJoseph WilliamSexUnknownFather's nameMother's nameIsabella (Rigg)Place of birthWALLEN (WALLAN)
JOHN RIGG'S LETTER IN 1860 ABOUT THE BOLINDA MINING COMPANY. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5678002
DEATHS AT BANK VALE. (JOHNSTONE, 1853) At Bankvale, near Kinlochewe, the residence of John Rigg Esq., on Saturday, the 9th inst., George Lowther Johnstone, aged 19 years, son of the late Mr. Bryce Johnstone, solicitor, Kirkcudbright, and nephew of the late Alexander Johnstone,Esq., J.P.,Fiery Creek. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4791474
RIGG.— On the 20lh June, John Rigg, Esq., of Bankvale. and late of Kirkcudbright, Scotland. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244291159 (P.2, The Herald, 24-6-1863.)
HIS DEATH RECORD.
EventDeathEvent registration number4383Registration year1863
Family nameRIGGGiven namesJohnSexUnknownFather's nameJamesMother's nameGrace (Unknown)Place of birthSCOTPlace of deathAge54
Was he the father of John Rigg whose children are listed above? No, apparently not. There was nobody else named John Rigg who died between 1863 and the death in 1885 of Mary, daughter of the late John Rigg* of Bank Vale.
TRUSTEES.-........; Thomas Wilson, M.D., and John Menzies, to be trustees of the land at Donnybrook, reserved for Presbyterian Church purposes, vice John Rigg, deceased, and William Wilson, resigned. (P.5, Argus, 27-5-1864.)
*RIGG.— On the 21st September, at 6 Peckham-terrace,
Bay-street, Sandridge. Mary, the second daughter of
the late John Rigg, late of Bank Vale, Victoria. (P.1, The Age, 22-9-1885.)
HER DEATH RECORD. (There is no birth record.)
EventDeathEvent registration number9916Registration year1885
Family nameRIGGGiven namesMarySexUnknownFather's nameJnoMother's nameIsabella (Mctaggart)Place of birthPlace of deathP MELBAge35
This would seem to be the death record of John Rigg's widow but she must have been much younger than John. She would have only been about 37 years old when John died, aged 54 in 1863.
EventDeathEvent registration number10592Registration year1896
Family nameRIGGGiven namesIsabella CampbellSexUnknownFather's nameMctaggartMother's nameUnknown (Unknown)Place of birthPlace of deathMelb HosAge60
C.H.I.G.* might be interested in this citation for the Kalkallo Park homestead which has some good information about the Williams family, the origin of the name BANK VALE etc.
*Craigieburn Historical Interest Group, which has posted terrific articles about the area's pioneers and properties on the internet. I loved the one about the train taking troopers to Glenrowan to arrest Ned Kelly crashing through the railway gates at Craigieburn!
THE NAMING OF THE SUBURB OF ATTWOOD, MELBOURNE, CASTLEMAINE MEMORIES AND VALE GRAEME BASSETT, MUCKLEFORD LEGEND (VIC., AUST..)
I believe I have seen a letter by members of Victoria Police to the Shire of Bulla, suggesting the name of Attwood for the area north of Broadmeadows Township (Westmeadows south of Kenny St) but this may have been caused by a misreading of the following:
From 1965 to 1967, I spent three happy years in the Castlemaine district where I met my darling wife, Val (nee Howarth), with whom I have spent 50 beautiful years. My many friendships at Castlemaine were mainly forged through sport and brought back memories at the funeral of Graeme Bassett, one of my sporting heroes, on Tuesday 4-9-2018.
Some other sporting heroes were Geoff Bryce of the S.E.C. who brought basketball to Castlemaine and his trusty lieutenant Jim Berry a policeman who was killed in a road accident after I moved back to Melbourne, and Charlie Oliver, a star cricketer for North Castlemaine who tragically lost an arm after I'd moved back to Melbourne.Sadly North Castlemaine was in B Grade and I never saw Charlie play cricket but when a copy of the Castlemaine Mail arrived, I excitedly turned to the sports pages to see his latest century or big bag for Newstead in footy. I coached High School in Geoff's basketball competition with young Robbie Ross and David Broad showing as much talent in that game as they did with the Maggies at Camp Reserve. David impressed me greatly after our game in the drill hall when he invited me to join him at the DEVELOP CASTLEMAINE meeting at the Town Hall. As I told Rex. Howarth's widow (mother of three of the children kidnapped from Faraday State School) at the Wake, I was impressed by such community mindedness from a teenager and, later, completely unsurprised when I discovered that he had become a Shire Secretary. Many years later, I discovered that David is a distant relative of mine- through a Broad/Howarth Marriage.
Val's matron of honour at our wedding at Christ Church, Castlemaine in 1868 was Jenny Turner and her sister Linda Portwine was a bridesmaid. Both were daughters of Roy Portwine, a builder and Val's uncle, who was my favourite among Val's NUMEROUS relatives whom we visited before and after our marriage every time we enjoyed a holiday with Val's parents. The Talbots had moved to East Keilor near Tullamarine and Ray and Jenny Turner moved to Cherokee so we saw quite a bit of them and I actually house sat Ray and Jenny's house while they went on a holiday. My other SPORTING HERO had married Linda Portwine two years after our wedding and I only saw her occasionally when visiting Roy Portwine (with her husband Graeme Bassett otherwise engaged at the farm or, probably,cricket practice.)
At the Wake, both Linda and Jenny mentioned that Jenny's daughter, Aleisha, had found my HOWARTH journal and told the rest of the family about it. Aleisha's older sister, Michelle is a senior member of the police mounted squad and while speaking to her, I told her that the mounted squad members based on part of the old Dundonald farm in Mickleham Rd had suggested to the Shire of Bulla that that area be named ATTWOOD. Now I'm not so sure, hence this journal. It took me four hours to find any reference to VICTORIA POLICE-ATTWOOD (link at start of journal)and this might have been the letter that I thought had been written by the mounted squad. And it mightn't be! The actual letter might have been included in the many, many, many comments under my journal DICTIONARY HISTORY OF BULLA but is not in the journal under ATTWOOD or DUNDONALD or in the DUNDONALD ESTATE journal.
As I told Linda and Jenny, the only times I ever met Graeme were on a cricket field and I was TREMBLING IN MY BOOTS. I played two seasons with Guildford, captained by Max Glenn of Franklinford and a season with Maldon under the leadership of Rex Beach, the Shire Secretary. John Bassett and George Skinner opened the bowling for Muckleford and to be frank my cowardice when walking out to bat is summarised by STAYING ALIVE,the title of the song in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Both could get the ball up from a good length and were so fast that I didn't actually see the ball from the time it left the bowler's hand until the wicketkeeper, Graham Bassett, threw it to a fieldsman to start its relay back to the bowler. As fast bowlers are inclined to do, their bowling was aimed just outside off stump and I slashed at every ball with the hope that their aim would remain so, having seen my fondness for the square cut. Effectively, I was LEAVING the ball but Graeme had no such luxury and the sound of the ball thumping into his gloves was the only indication that the ball had safely passed me by and that we wouldn't be picking up four byes. In fact there were very few byes due to Graeme's courage, reflexes and athleticism. Strangely, his excellent batting, as illustrated by the numerous trophies that I inspected at the funeral, was not impressed as deeply in my memory; terror is an excellent aid to memory! The wonderful Eulogy delivered by Graeme's daughters made me regret that I had not actually met this wonderful man socially and been able to share such memories with him during his tragic long illness.
HARRICK'S COTTAGE is the headquarters of the Keilor Historical Society and the society would have a wealth of information about this pioneering family, but perhaps not about the manner of Peter Harrick's death in 1898. This report was found with a SPRINGFIELD, KEILOR ROAD search on trove.
THROWN FROM A HORSE.
Another accident, which occurred on the 7th inst. at Keilor, terminated fatally yesterday. Two brothers, named Peter and William Harrich, were riding towards their father's residence, when on approaching Springfield Hill Peter Harrich was thrown from his horse, his head striking the roadway heavily. He was picked up and taken to his home, where he subsequently died.
Harrich was a single man, 29 years old and was thorough acquainted with horses. An inquest will be held.
(P.6, Argus, 10-8-1898.)
I'd never heard of a Harrich family at Keilor and of course the journalist (or typesetter) had got it wrong.
EventDeath Event registration number12513 Registration year1898
Family nameHARRICK Given namesPeter SexMale Father's nameHARRICK James Mother's nameBridget (Kernan) Place of birthKEILOR Place of deathKEILOR Age29
I tried a "PETER HARRICK" trove search in 1898 to check whether Peter's name had been spelled properly in the report of the inquest but there was not one result, the report of the accident above being the only result in a "PETER HARRICH" search. There should have been many results in the "PETER HARRICK" search because there were eight family notices (found with a "Harrick" search*) regarding the death of James and Bridget's fifth son, none of which mentioned the cause of his death.
e.g. HARRICK.—On the 8th August, at his parents' residence, Keilor, Peter, dearly beloved fifth son of James and Bridget Harrick, aged 29 years. Rest in peace.(P.55, The Ausralasian, 13-8-1898.)
* I have been advised to use inverted commas to eliminate irrelevant results but I rarely use them because relevant results can be eliminated too. To illustrate this, when I dropped the quotation marks from my "Peter Harrick" search in 1898, the family notices appeared.
James Harrick was obviously a successful farmer. From humble beginnings* he succeeded the Delaheys as owner of crown allotment 20 Doutta Galla, between Fosters Rd, now Keilor Park Drive, and the river. Also he leased and then, possibly in 1897, purchased the Kilburns' "Fairfield" the southern 400 acres of section 3 Tullamarine which the Williamsons had leased for decades and divided it into two 200 acre farms, the easternmost one fronting Broadmeadows Rd becoming George Mansfield's "Queenleigh" in 1910**, then the Bakers' "Preston Park", Tommy Loft's "Dalkeith", later owned by Leslie King Dawson and Percy Hurren with 40 acres (Eumarella and Gordon Sts)excised as Loft's Subdivision.
*HUMBLE BEGINNINGSare well illustrated by this Keilor Historical Society article about James Harrick which details his place of origin and voyage out. The land and hut he rented from Bourke and others was possibly one, or a combination, of the blocks near St Augustine's church,and between today's Fullarton Rd and the line of Spence St, purchased in 1855 by Bishop Goold,as shown on the TOWN OF KEILOR map,(PASTE digital.slv.vic.gov.au/dtl_publish/simpleimages/9/1032970.html into your search bar), with Bourke and others (such as George Dodd)being the appointed trustees. The hut leased in 1864 could not have been the one which was the basis of the Harrick Cottage because this was on section 20 Doutta Galla, owned by Alphabetical Foster (by then known as the Hon. John Foster Vesey Fitzgerald) until 1867.(P.2,The Age,14-9-1867.)
James and Bridget's son,Joseph, was living near the site of the railway bridge over the Maribyrnong by 1921, having left the Harrick Cottage, and hopefully did not suffer too much inconvenience during the bridge's construction circa 1928.
** PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
NORTH ESSENDON Near Tullamarine Main Broadmeadows Road 404 ACRES Known as Kilburn's Estate, Opposite Junction Hotel and Nine mile Post
JOHN BUCHAN and Co (in conjunction with Henry Stevenson and Son) are instructed by the trustee of D. T. Kilburn, deceased, to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at their rooms 91 Queen street, or a date to be hereafter fixed, 404 ACRE FARM, Part of Crown Section 3 parish of Tullamarine.
All enclosed, and at present occupied by Mr James Harrick. It adjoins the properties of Sharp, Crotty, Nash,
and Mansfield, Esqs, and is bounded on two sides by Government roads.(P.2, Argus, 11-9-1897.)
Messrs. A. E. Gibson and Co. report having sold by private contract, on behalf of Messrs. James
Harrick and Son, 200 acres at Tullamarine, being the eastern portion of part of Crown portion 3,to Mr. George Mansfield; (P.21 Argus, 5-3-1910.)
The 404 acre property, described as "Harrick's long paddock" in an Oaklands Hunt report was so described as it had a frontage of a mile to the north side of Sharps Rd west from the Broadmeadows Rd corner. These were the two Government roads mentioned in the 1897 advertisement.James Sharp, owner of "Hillside" was retired and living in the homestead (opposite today's Eumarella St) on 8 acres with income derived from Thomas Nash's lease on the rest of his land, which adjoined the Crotty Family's "Broomfield", both being on section 21 Doutta Galla immediately south of section 3 Tullamarine. Samuel Mansfield's farm, known as Mansfield's Triangle (and in circa 1960 as the Triangular Estate) was across Broadmeadows Rd from "Fairfield" and fronted Bulla Rd. The Junction Hotel was between today's Mickleham Rd and Melrose Drive, the roads to Broadmeadows Township and Bulla until 1929 when Tommy Loft, a staunch Methodist had the hotel closed down, to become Cec and Lilly Green's store and that corner became known as Green's Corner.The 404 acres probably included the block near Cherie St donated by John Foster for the Wesleyan School which opened in 1855, but this land was never part of Fairfield" or Dalkeith. From 1868, the land was described as 400 acres and then two 200 acre farms in rate books. The plan of Loft's Subdivision had a v shaped kink in Dalkeith's northern boundary near today's Cherie St,which as titles information proved, was the Wesleyan School site.
The Butlers who established the Moonya Dairy, on the site of the Keilor Botanical Gardens if I remember correctly, were related to the Harrick family by marriage*. Florrie Butler used to contribute paper to the Tullamarine Kindergarten's paper drive in the early 1970's and circa 1989, Noel Butler contributed many anecdotes about the area's history. The Butlers did not inherit their land but bought it from Thomas Nash.
*The Harrick-Butler relationship was twofold. Catherine Harrick became Mrs E.Butler and Claude Butler,son of John and Sarah (nee Osborne)Butler married her niece, Florence Margaret Harrick.
CATHERINE'S BIRTH MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS.
EventBirth Event registration number17365 Registration year1873
Family nameHARRICK Given namesKate SexFemale Father's nameHARRICK James Mother's nameBridget (Kiernan) Place of birthKEILOR
EventMarriage Event registration number817 Registration year1900
Family nameHARRICK Given namesCath SexUnknown Spouse's family nameBUTLER Spouse's given namesEdmd
EventDeath Event registration number1583 Registration year1941
Family nameBUTLER Given namesCatherine SexFemale Father's nameHARRICK James Mother's nameBridget (Kiernan) Place of birthKEILOR Place of deathFITZROY Age67
BUTLER-HARRICK On the 17th March at St Monica s R C Church, Essendon by the Rev.Father O' Ryan, Claude Columbia, fourth son of Mr J and the late Mrs Butler, Essendon to Florence Margaret elder daughter of Mr and Mrs J Harrick Essendon. and niece of Mr and Mrs. E Butler.
EventMarriage Event registration number1007 Registration year1923
Family nameBUTLER Given namesClaude SexUnknown Spouse's family nameHARRICK Spouse's given namesFlor Margt
HARRICK. – On June 30, at Sunshine, Joseph (late First A.I.F.), late of Keilor,loved uncle of Claude and Florrie Butler, of Tullamarine, grand-uncle of John (late R.A.A.F.), Richard (late Second A.I.F.),Margaret, Noel, and Joseph. –R.I.P.
HARRICK. - In loving memory of my dear mother and father, Bridget Harrick, who died November 13, 1906, and James Harrick, died October 10, 1912, at Keilor. Rest in peace.(P.13, Argus, 13-11-1915.)
EventDeath Event registration number13498 Registration year1906
Family nameHARRICK Given namesBridget SexFemale Father's nameKIERNAN Thomas Mother's nameBridget (Unknown) Place of birthIRELAND Place of deathKEILOR Age65 Spouse's family nameHARRICK Spouse's given namesJames
EventDeath Event registration number14757 Registration year1912
Family nameHARRICK Given namesJas SexUnknown Father's nameHarrick Jas Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathKeilor Age86
EventMarriage Event registration number1813 Registration year1861
Family nameHARRICK Given namesJames SexMale Spouse's family nameKERNON Spouse's given namesBridget
HARRICK - On the 3rd December, at her parents' residence, Keilor, Mary Ann, the eldest and beloved daughter of Mr. James Harrick, aged 20 years and 4 months.(P.42, Leader, 13-12-1884.)
Mary Ann's death record does not appear on Victorian BDM. Nor can a marriage notice be found for James Harrick to establish the correct spelling of Bridget's maiden name. Thinking that Florence Margaret Butler was the daughter of James and Bridget, I decided to check the names of her parents on her death record but once I found these details, I remembered that I had previously discovered from a marriage notice that Flo could not have been a daughter of James and Bridget. James died in 1912 but Flo's father was still alive in 1923. It seems that Flo was the daughter of James and Bridget's son, John (born about 1867 but no birth record found),who was married in 1994 and died in 1944.
EventMarriage Event registration number4121 Registration year1894
Family nameHARRICK Given namesJno SexMale Spouse's family nameDEZILLE Spouse's given namesFlor Isabel
EventDeath Event registration number10669 Registration year1944
Family nameHARRICK Given namesJohn SexMale Father's nameHARRICK James Mother's nameBridget (Keirnan) Place of birthKEILOR Place of deathESSENDON NORTH Age77
EventDeath Event registration number16366 Registration year1987
Family nameBUTLER Given namesFlorence Margaret SexFemale Father's nameHARRICK John Mother's nameFlorence Isobel (Degille) Place of birthKeilor Place of deathCoburg Age87
BUTLER-HARRICK On the 17th March at St Monica s R C Church, Essendon by the Rev.Father O' Ryan, Claude Columbia, fourth son of Mr J and the late Mrs Butler, Essendon to Florence Margaret elder daughter of Mr and Mrs J Harrick Essendon. and niece of Mr and Mrs. E Butler. (P.11, Argus, 5-5-1923.)
James Harrick junior died in 1894, not that this fact could be discovered from his death record.
Family nameHARRICK Given namesJames SexMale Father's nameUnknown Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birthVICTORIA Place of deathMELBOURNE EAST Age31
HARRICK.—On the 19th inst., at the Melbourne Hospital, James Harrick, Victorian Railways, beloved second son of James and Bridget Harrick, of Keilor, aged 31 years. R.I.P. (P.1, Argus, 24-12-1894.)
HARRICK.— The Friends of Mr. JAMES HARRICK (of Keilor) are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his beloved son, James, to the place of interment, Keilor Cemetery. The funeral will leave the Melbourne Hospital, THIS DAY (Friday), 21st inst, at 1 o'clock.(P.8, The Age, 21-12-1894.)
For some reason this morning, I had an urge to trace the Moonee Ponds Creek on Melway to its outlet as the most southern part of the creek I remember seeing was near Macaulay Station where it sometimes flooded during the 1950's. This got me onto the West Melbourne Swamp. The Wikipedia entry mentioned the pumping station on Brown's Hill but didn't mention where the hill is. It remains at Melway 43 A5, north of Dynon Rd near Lloyd St, but is not labelled on the map.
Then I struck gold, a blog published by the State Library of Victoria, replete with maps.
One detail that is missing is the connection of Melbourne's former waterfall (near William St) with the construction of the Coode Canal. It may have been in BEARBRASS or EARLY MELBOURNE that I saw the statement that the stone blasted to remove the waterfall was used to line the Coode Canal and naturally assumed that both projects were almost simultaneous. The Melbourne Water story of the Yarra did not mention such use of the stone and seemed to indicate that the blasting took place about a decade before work started on the canal, so I tried another article,ALSO WITH MAPS, which indicates that the rock ledge was not blasted till the 1880's.
The Yarra in the Docklands area was originally lined with wharves up to the rock ledge and later only up to Spencer St where the TURNING BASIN was a feature of the Yarra. It was at a surprisingly late juncture that the bridge linking Spencer St to Clarendon St , South Melbourne was suggested by former South Melbourne footballer, Morley Kidgell, president of the Carriers' Association.
NEW BRIDGE OVER YARRA. Petition by Carriers.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 2 July 1921 p 16 Article
... NEW BRIDGE OVER YARRA. Petition by Carriers. At the annual meeting' of the Master Carriers ... ' Association of' Victoria, held on Thursday evening, the president (Mr. H. Morley Kidgell) said that the new
While few pioneers are mentioned in these articles, family (and professional) historians will find them invaluable in understanding claims made in family folklore and historical articles such as:
Grandpa said that after being evicted, they spent most of the 1930's at Dudley Flats;
John Batman had not noticed the Yarra River during his exploration up the Saltwater River (John Daniel's
GEORGE FISHER, EARLY MELBOURNE PIONEER, INMATE OF THE MELBOURNE BENEVOLENT ASYLUM AND HIS MEMORIES, VIC., AUST.
The original benevolent asylum was causing a problem because of its effluent was flowing into the West Melbourne Swamp*. Where was the asylum? The first of George's letters was signed G.F., Melbourne Benevolent Asylum. I thought it was a shame that such an early pioneer of Melbourne, and Picnic Point, Brighton was unidentified.
It turned out that the Asylum was on a 10 acre site at North Melbourne bounded by Abbotsford, Elm, Curzon and Miller Streets as revealed by a splendid article written by the City of Kingston's historian who traces the asylum's eventual relocation to Cheltenham.
G.F. revealed that he had written several previous letters to the editor of The Age and the only clue to his identity was that the 18 roomed house he built at Picnic Point in 1854, the Picnic Hotel, became known as "Fisher's Folly." I stumbled across his letter while doing a "John Batman's children" search on trove.
I guessed that his name might have been George Fisher. There were other people named Fisher associated with Brighton on trove but not George. Then I found a letter to The Age written by Old George in 1876. Was he G.F.?
OLD GEORGE'S LETTER
If so, he'd been born in about 1796 and would have been about 80 years old when he wrote the letter.
Perhaps George was anticipating a railway to Picnic Point when he had Fisher's Folly built. He doesn't seem to have run the hotel, for which Thomas Elder was refused a licence in 1854, but granted to John O'Connor in 1855 when the Picnic Hotel was a small one and obviously did not have 18 rooms, as described by G.F.
Mr .John O'Connor, Picnic Hotel, Picnic Point. Mr. Newton supported the application. The Bench granted the application, observing that, as the house was a small one, they should expect the proprietor to enlarge it by next licensing day.(P.5, Argus, 7-3-1855.)
The Picnic Hotel was extended by Tucker in 1869 but was destroyed by fire the next year.
PICNIC HOTEL BURNT DOWN
George spent 22 years at Picnic Point, which presumably extended until 1876 when he was admitted to the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, his full name and address being supplied at the end of this letter.
THE BLANCHE EXPLOSION
An earlier letter had detailed the escape of two aborigines, Tullamarine and Gin Gin, from the original lock-up in Melbourne and this letter gives details of the explosion at the gun shop of the family* of Tullamarine's early and longtime teacher, John Fletcher Blanche (d. 1899.) (Tullamarine Methodist Church Centenary Souvenir, 1970.)
*J.Blanche. Probably his uncle, as J.F.Blanche's parents, Thomas and Mary, apparently did not migrate.
It is because of this wealth of detail of the early days of Melbourne, that I sincerely hope that more information about this very early pioneer of Melbourne will come to light.
GEORGE'S YARNS did not continue into the 1880's but Garryowen remembered him well from Melbourne's early days.
THE CHRONICLES OF EARLY MELBOURNE. HISTORICAL, ANFCDOATL, AND PERSONAL--(1836-1853.) NEW SERIES. BY GARRYOWEN CHAPTER XLI. SOME RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS.
The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 22 January 1886 p 3 Article
GEORGE FISHER, A JACK TAR
George may have died in about 1877. Gipsy Village was at Picnic Point. Based on George's arrival in London aged 26 in 1820, I calculated his year of birth at about 1896 so this could be his death record, the only one in 1877-1878.
EventDeath Event registration number11580 Registration year1878
Family nameFISHER Given namesGeorge SexUnknown Father's nameJoseph Mother's name Place of birthEDIN Place of death Age83
OLD GEORGE FISHER
Sandringham | Victorian Places
The area was first known as Gipsy Village, from a fishing community which occupied the coast line around Picnic Point, out of sight of Brighton. In 1852 a land
GIPSY VILLAGE PLAN, PICNIC POINT.
DANIEL BATMANcould not have been a direct descendant of John Batman unless he changed his surname to Batman by deed poll. He may well have been a descendant of one of John Batman's four brothers. John Batman only had one son, who drowned as a boy in 1845.
The above biography gives a source for the claim but that source does not give a source for its claim.
This is from the John Batman Wikipedia page.
Australian sprinter Daniel Batman was a direct descendant of John Batman.
28. Jacquelin Magnay (5 March 2005). "Brat's all folks: sprint ace Batman comes of age". Sydney Morning Herald.
The portion of the article that supposedly proves that Daniel was a direct descendant of John Batman.
He is particularly proud that his direct ancestor, John Batman, who helped found Melbourne, was the first politician to sign a treaty with the Aborigines.
"My relative from seven generations ago is the only one who has signed with the Australian indigenous people, yet in Canada there are 250 such treaties," he said. "Just knowing that, which made me feel sad, brought me closer to Nova."
All that this proves is that Daniel thought he was a direct descendant.
Let's see what John Batman's biography says about John Batman's descendants IN AUSTRALIA.
The case dragged on through chancery, months after Batman's son was drowned in 1845.
A contemporary portrait of Batman seems to survive in a photograph at the State Library, Melbourne. His only Australian descendants derive from Mrs Weire. His fifth daughter, Ellen, died young; but the others made reasonable, and, three of them fruitful, marriages: Maria, first with John McKinney, tide-waiter (d.1841); Lucy with Joseph Lomas of Craigieburn; Eliza with William Collyer, squatter; Adelaide with John, his brother, and, as a widow, with William Bertram, Scotland; Pelonamena with Daniel Bunce.
Wikipedia is very big on citations being supplied for statements made, but the example given above is absolutely useless and may have led to Daniel's incorrect belief about his ancestry. Now Daniel's false belief appears so frequently on the internet, including in a Wiki page for children, that this fiction could become accepted fact; hence this journal.
John Pascoe Fawkner said that he was unable to accompany his party to Port Phillip because of sea sickness. Instead of just blindly quoting this, C.P.Billot uncovered the facts behind his disembarkation at Georgetown for his THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER. Jacquelin Magnay was obviously a sports reporter and validating the claim about Daniel's ancestry would have been the last thing on her mind. How then could the Wikipedia administrators have considered her article to be sufficient proof of Daniel's claim?
I have just about proved that John Batman's daughter, Ellen, who died aged 20 in 1851 at Greenhills (now Toolern Vale) was the one buried in the historic grave there*. Conclusive proof could only be provided by exhumation and DNA comparisons with Weire descendants. My efforts will have been wasted if Batman history becomes tainted with mythology.
*See THE GRAVE AT TOOLERN VALE
David Patullo's "Craigbank" on Wildwood Rd, Bulla included part of a paddock known as Airey's, crown allotment 5B Bulla Bulla of 319 acres through which the road runs to the Martin Dillon bridge from St John's lane.
In researching Craigbank in the titles office, I had written "Application 39872 (Maurice Quinlan 1912) tells us that John Moore Cole Airey, the grantee of 5B, became Viconde De Airey of Portugal and died in Lisbon on 17-7-1893." I included this in my PATULLO journal to which I have been referring this morning and when I discovered this information, I wondered if it had previously been published. It apparently hadn't because my journal was given as the source.
AND none of my journals would probably been published if not for the magnificent SCOTT JANGRO!
THANK YOU FOR FAMILY TREE CIRCLES, SCOTT!
Thank you also to ngairedith whose offer to help reinstate the text of THE PATULLO PIONEERS NEAR BULLA AND SOMERTON, VIC., AUST. led me to edit the journal, removing some speculation and repetition before I sent it to him. Having done this, I added some information about George, another of David's brothers and two PATULLO-GLOVER marriages that probably resulted from Patullo family visits to Mornington's blacksmith, William Alston and his wife Jane (David Patullo's daughter.) As if by magic, the text successfully submitted.
JOHN MOORE COLE AIREY'S BROTHER.
GEORGE SHERBROOKE AIREY
EventDeath Event registration number453 Registration year1873
Family nameCLARK Given namesWalter SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAgnes (Campbell) Place of birthARGY Place of death Age69
DEATH OF MR.WALTER CLARK.
We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Walter Clark, of Glenara, Deep Creek, who died on Wednesday from the effects of injuries received through being thrown out of his buggy on the previous day. He was driving with his nephew, Mr. John Clark, on Tuesday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, and on going down a rather steep decline, the horse became restive, and commenced kicking. The vehicle was capsized, and the occupants were pitched out. Mr. Walter Clark was thrown down an embankment, and fell upon his head. He was rendered insensible, and was conveyed to his house, which was about a mile distant; Mr. John Clark was bruised and shaken severely, but otherwise escaped without serious injury.
Medical assistance was at once sent for, and a message was despatched for Mr. James,surgeon, of Collins-street, who has been the medical attendant of the family since the departure of Dr. Tracy for Europe. Mr. James arrived about 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning, and found that Mr. Clark was still insensible, suffering from concussion of the brain and other injuries to the head. It was seen that the case must terminate fatally, and although everything was done that science and skill could suggest, no hope was entertained. Mr. Clark remained insensible
till his death, which occurred about 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Dr.Shields of Sunbury, was also in attendance.
Mr. Clark was a very old colonist, and was very highly respected. He was a wealthy man, and had resided on his estate at Deep Creek, which was in beautiful order, for many years. His wife died a few years ago, but he
has left several young children. He was 67 years of age. and was hale, hearty, and vigorous. The horse which he was driving at the time of the accident was generally a quiet animal, and had been in his possession for some years, but it is supposed that the weight of the vehicle pressing upon it caused it to become restive.
(P.21, The Australasian, 22-3-1873.)
WAS JOHN CLARK, WALTER'S NEPHEW AND SUPERVISOR THE SAME PERSON AS WALTER'S EXECUTOR, JOHN KERR CLARK?
John Clark, Walter's nephew, described as Walter's supervisor in the report of the inquest into Walter's death, stated that Walter "knew that the horse had been given to kicking and bolting."
Another account of the accident calls John Clark Walter's cousin, but given that Walter was described as having arrived in the colony (Victoria) in 1837, the stated relationship could be another mistake. If an application for probate is found, the truth of the relationship may be revealed.
A report of Walter's funeral describes John as Walter's nephew.
"The remains of the late Mr Walter Clark, of Glenara, Deep Creek, were buried in the Presbyterian portion of the Melbourne General Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. They were followed to the grave by a large cortege, comprising many members of Parliament and old colonists. Messrs Walter Clark and Allister Clark (sons of the deceased), John Clark (his nephew), Buchanan, McBride, S.Seddon, T Seddon, and John Dougharty, acted as pall bearers. Services were conducted at the house at Bulla lately occupied by deceased, by the Rev Dr Cairns, and at the cemetery by the Rev. I. Hetherington." (P.5, Argus, 24-3-1873.)
My memory that John was Walter's executor has been confirmed by this advertisement.
Was John Kerr Clark Walter's nephew?
John Kerr Clark married Kate Robertson in 1870 in New South Wales(1) and died there in 1910(2) after having lived in Tasmania (1873-4),before returning to N.S.W. where Alister went to school from 1875, when he acted as guardian of Alister Clark(3). His widow Kate died in South America in 1926.(4) I believe that John Kerr Clark was Walter's nephew, and supervisor at Glenara at the time of Walter's death in 1873.Unfortunately no children were born in Victoria to John Kerr and Kate Clark in 1873 to absolutely confirm that John Kerr Clark was the nephew/supervisor of 1873.
(1)Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Thursday 17 February 1870 p 1 Family Notices
(2)The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Saturday 24 September 1910 p 12
(3)Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 - 1939) Thursday 30 October 1930 p 13 Article Illustrated
(4)The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Saturday 24 July 1926 p 6 Family Notices
Walter death notices reveal nothing about his family members.
EventDeath Event registration number8249 Registration year1865
Family nameCLARK Given namesAnnie SexUnknown Father's nameCooper John Mother's nameSarah Wood (Paul) Place of birthBEDF Place of death Age42
CLARK.—On the 16th inst., at Glenara, Deep Creek,Annie, the beloved wife of Walter Clark, Esq., aged 42 years.
(P.4, The Age, 17-10-1965.)
EventMarriage Event registration number1173 Registration year1857
Family nameCLARK Given namesWalter SexMale Spouse's family nameCOOPER Spouse's given namesAnne
On the 20th inst., at St. Kilda, by the Rev. D. Seddon, M.A., uncle of the bride, Walter Clark, Esq., J.P., of Kerarbary, Lower Murrumbidgee, N.S.W., to Annie, youngest daughter of the late John Cooper,Esq., Chinnor, Oxon, England. (P.4, Argus, 22-1-1857.)
EventBirth Event registration number11244 Registration year1858
Family nameCLARK Given namesAgnes Elizabeth SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthBULLA
BARCLAY—CLARK.—On the 29th ult., at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, St. Leonards, Sydney, by the Rev. Roger Mackinnon, John Barclay, eldest son of the late Robert Barclay, of Catrine, Ayrshire,Scotland, to Agnes Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Walter Clark, of Glenara, Victoria.(P.1, Argus, 11-4-1887.)
BARCLAY — January. 10, 1039. at Potts Point, Agnes Elizabeth Barclay. Aged 80 years.
BARCLAY.— The Relatives and Friends of the late Mrs. AGNES ELIZABETH BARCLAY are invited to attend her Funeral,- to leave St. Peter's Church, North Sydney, THIS DAY, after service, commencing at 3 p.m., for Presbyterian Cemetery, Gore Hill.(The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Wednesday 11 January 1939 p 15)
EventBirth Event registration number18607 Registration year1859
Family nameCLARK Given namesWalter Jno SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthBULLA
EventMarriage Event registration number6427 Registration year1884
Family nameCLARK Given namesWalt. Jno. SexMale Spouse's family nameJOHNSTON* Spouse's given namesMary Euphemia
* Aha, the Craiglee pioneer?
CLARK–JOHNSTON.—On the 7th inst., at Marli,St. Kilda, by the Rev. George Dods, B.D., Walter John Clark, Glenara, Bulla Bulla, to Mary E., youngest daughter of J. Stewart Johnston, St.Kilda.(P.1, Argus, 15-11-1884.)
EventDeath Event registration number22327 Registration year1943
Family nameCLARK Given namesWalter John SexMale Father's nameCLARK Walter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthMELBOURNE Place of deathKYNETON Age84
EventBirth Event registration number12992 Registration year1861
Family nameCLARK Given namesAnnie SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthBULLA
CLARK—CLARK. —On the 26th ult., at Beulah, St. Leonards, New South Wales, by the Rev. P. Falconer Mackenzie, Walter Archibald Clark, youngest son of the late James Clark, of Crossbasket, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Annie, second daughter of the late Walter Clark, of Glenara, Bulla Bulla.
(The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (Melbourne, Vic. : 1873 - 1889) Saturday 12 August 1882 p 254)
CLARK.-On 27th inst;, in Scotland, from an affection of the lungs, Annie, wife of Walter Archibald Clark, Crutherland, East Killbride, N.B., and second daughter of the late Walter Clark, of Kerarbury and Glenora (sic, Glenara). (Cable). (The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 3 February 1890 p 1)
Identical wording, but with correct spelling of Glenara in:
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 1 February 1890 p 1 and page 1 of The Age and The Argus of 30-1-1890.
EventBirth Event registration number951 Registration year1864
Family nameCLARK Given namesAlister SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthBRIG
Alister Clark (1864-1949), rosarian and sportsman, was born on 26 January 1864 at Brighton, Victoria, second son of Walter Clark and his second wife Annie, née Cooper. Walter Clark, born in Argyllshire, Scotland, in 1803, arrived in Sydney on 23 January 1838 in the Minerva, sponsored by Rev. J. D. Lang. He became a partner with Sir William Macleay in Kerarbury station on the Murrumbidgee River, and made money out of stock during the gold rush. He overlanded stock to Melbourne, took up land at Bulla and built Glenara in 1857.
After Walter Clark was killed at Glenara on 18 March 1873, Alister and his brother and sisters were cared for by a kinsman, John Kerr Clark. Alister was educated in Hobart, at Sydney Grammar School (1877-78) and later at Loretto School in Scotland under the care of relatives. In 1883 he entered Jesus College, Cambridge (B.A., 1886); he was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple on 6 November 1885. He acquired in these years a lifelong interest in plants and flowers.
Clark returned to Australia after graduating and in 1892 for £18,375 he bought Glenara, then 1030 acres (417 ha), from his father's estate. On the ship travelling back from England he had met Edith Mary, daughter of wealthy New Zealander Robert Heaton Rhodes, and they were married at St Mary's Church, Christchurch, New Zealand, on 9 July 1888. They had no children. They maintained a gracious way of life at Glenara where Clark divided his interests between sport and his garden, which he developed as a place of great charm and beauty and as a vast nursery for the propagation of roses and daffodils.
A fine horseman, Clark served as master of Oaklands Hunt Club in 1901-08. He was chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club from its foundation in 1917. Although never very wealthy, he raced a few steeplechasers until 1907, with modest success. The Alister Clark Stakes is his memorial at Moonee Valley. He played polo in Melbourne and New Zealand which for many years he visited annually with his wife. He was also a keen golfer, having been introduced to the game at Musselburgh, Scotland.
Clark was best known as a rosarian. He was a foundation member of the National Rose Society of Victoria in 1900 and served as its president. He put great effort and skill into developing new varieties, and his 'Lorraine Lee', 'Black Boy', 'Sunny South', 'Nancy Hayward' and many others were grown throughout Australia; they were highly regarded in the United States of America. He supplied his new varieties without charge to State rose societies for propagation and sale. He won many awards but his greatest triumph was the 1936 Dean Hole Memorial Medal of the National Rose Society (England). His rose garden survives at Glenara and a selection of his roses grows in a memorial garden in Blessington Street, St Kilda.
Clark contributed also to the development of new species of daffodils. In 1948 he received the Peter Barr Memorial Cup from the Royal Horticultural Society (England), of which he was a fellow, and vice-president in 1944-48. He believed his pink daffodil to be the world's first.
Clark was a Bulla shire-councillor for many years until 1910, and served as president several times. He was a trustee of Bulla Presbyterian Church. Very handsome, he won people with his great charm, and he had many friends. At the same time his failings were easily recognized. He was totally impractical. Money meant little to him and he never seriously applied himself to any productive business activity. But this allowed him to grace his long era in a way which would scarcely be possible in a later generation. Survived by his wife, he died at Glenara on 20 January 1949 and was buried in Bulla cemetery, leaving an estate valued for probate at £22,073.
(Australian Dictionary of Biography.)
The Wikipedia entry concentrates only on Alister's rose breeding and doesn't even mention his parents' names.
Balbethan in Oaklands Rd was part of the Glenara Estate and Walter Clark named it Glenalister, a name it retained for about 90 years.
EventBirth Event registration number20666 Registration year1865
Family nameCLARK Given namesJessie Cooper SexUnknown Father's nameWalter Mother's nameAnnie (Cooper) Place of birthBULL
It was a chance discovery of this report of JESSIE'S WEDDING in 1891 that made me realise that although plenty had been written about Walter and his famous son, I had seen very little about the members of the family.
Jessie married the brother of Alister's wife, Edith!
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT."A pretty wedding took place on the 30th May at St. Mary's Church, Bulla, between Mr. R. Heaton Rhodes, eldest son of the late Mr. R. Heaton Rhodes, of Christchurch, New Zealand, and Miss Jessie Clark, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Walter Clark, of " Glenara," Victoria.
As I doubted that Jessie would have died in Victoria, I tried my old trick of a Google search for MAIDEN SURNAME, GIVEN NAME , MARRIED SURNAME (Clark Jessie Rhodes) and struck gold!
JESSIE COOPER RHODES