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FRANKLINFORD, VIC., AUST. EDWARD STONE PARKER, PIONEERS , STATE SCHOOL 257 & YANDOIT. (Molloy/ Horseman.)
If I had not taught at Franklinford S.S. 257 in 1965 and 1966 I would not be writing this journal. Happy memories of my time there were revived when I was writing the Inverness Hotel journal (in regard to Ken Sier knowing his customers by the sound of their footsteps.) Just about every lunchtime in the colder months there would be a full-scale footy match. The six boys would be divided as equally as possible into two teams and never did I have to mention fairness in regard to competition. There was fierce competition between opponents of equal maturity but the little ones were always allowed to get their kick. This spirit of fairness was a tribute to their parents' example of how to treat others. As the participants relaxed at the end of the match, I'd snatch a few minutes for a bite and to do some correction. If anyone entered the building, I'd know exactly whom it was before seeing him.
A COPY AND PASTE FROM AN EMAIL TO BILL O'DONNELL.
Last night I was researching Alexander Kennedy who lived at Bowyard Station on the Loddon and was related to William Campbell after whom Campbells Creek was named. Alexander was the father of Henry, the first licensee of the Inverness Hotel, which was a stone's throw north of the end of the north-south runway at Melbourne Airport. I added a bit of detail about my time at Franklinford in my journal about the Inverness Hotel, written under the user name of itellya on FAMILY TREE CIRCLES on the internet. I just remembered the name of the other family that contributed to the enrolment of 6 boys in 1966; it was Allen. I think they moved into 800 Hepburn-Newstead Rd (which might have been called Jim Crow Rd) just in time to prevent closure of the school.
I stumbled across your website when I googled Franklinford Reporter. This was the name of the school newsletter that I started while there. I still have a copy of one issue somewhere and if you're interested, I could launch a search for it.
It contained some news but it was mainly a showcase for the children's writing about things like the joint excursion to Melbourne with the Fryerstown and Faraday schools. Franklinford did not have a duplicator so Ron Champion of the Campbells Creek school let me use theirs. I've attached an image of my final issue.
The Whitlocks moved to Maldon but I would love to know if the Morrisons and Glenns are still around. I've read some of Edgar Morrison's history. Max Glenn talked me into playing cricket for Guildford and used to drive half the team to away games in his beautiful yank tank.
I just remembered another family at the school, the Robertsons.
Well done Eleanor Marney! I don't know whether she's into historical novels but if she is, she might be interested in the Franklinford Murder detailed in The Star (Ballarat) of 17-10-1862, page 2, accessed through trove.
I hope all the residents in your area appreciate its rich history and have read Edgar Morrison's books. At the start of the above article, I was puzzled about why William Bumstead would be running a store at Franklinford.I imagined Franklinford as I knew it in the 1960's. The reason was explained when I came across the articles about the many gold mines.
I've found my copy of the Franklinford Reporter and attached the front page. Page 2 listed those who volunteered to water the garden during the holidays: Sharon and Karen Doolan, Mrs Eric Satori and John Morrison. Then followed some writing by the pupils.
THE ZOO. Last week we went to Melbourne. In the morning we went to the school for blind children. After dinner we travelled on a bus to the zoo. At the zoo you must not put your fingers in cages. We saw lions and tigers and funny monkeys. Cameron Morrison.
THE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND. The blind school is situated in Burwood. Vast lawns surround the buildings and provide lots of playing room for the blind children. Pupils stay in expensive and well-kept living quarters. Some teachers are blind too. John Morrison ( who also wrote about their games, the pool, braille, and the importance of craft.)
Another story described the author's dad driving all the boys to Castlemaine where they met me, so it was probably written by Stephen Glenn and described the Royal Melbourne hospital as a large, cream brick building located on the corner near the Melbourne University.(The title and author must have been written too high on the master sheet for page 3.)
THE ZOO. An eagle soars/ And a lion roars./A monkey swings/And a lyre bird sings.
We all start to giggle/ When the snakes wriggle./It would take four days/ For a really good gaze. John Robertson.
Tony (Allen?) traced "Merry Christmas" very precisely and Stuart Glenn wrote his name and drew a Christmas tree.
Much of the school's revenue came from the pine plantation near the school. We were in the Dayleford district for sports and used to have regular visits to the Daylesford school (one of the first in the state to have its own pool) for lessons in swimming and other special subjects. Another way the educational opportunities were broadened was the 3F alliance. The Franklinford Boys' College, as we jokingly called it, enjoyed shared excursions with Fryerstown and Faraday.
In the old days the children used to ride horses to school but the traffic problems described in the Yandoit, Franklinford and Clydesdale Chronicle of 2012 had started by my time there and the old paddock had waist-high grass. Ken Ginifer, a teacher at Winter's Flat, brought some calves down to munch the grass but when it was time for them to leave, they led us a merry dance through the forest of elm suckers. The old school was a school camp for a while but is now a hall for the community.
THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY, CUT, AND PASTE FROM THE JOURNAL ABOUT THE INVERNESS HOTEL.
I WAS THE TEACHER AT THIS SCHOOL IN 1965 AND 1966 AND DURING THAT TIME A CAIRN HONOURING THE PROTECTOR, EDWARD STONE PARKER, WAS ERECTED AT THE JUNCTION NEARBY.(THIS CAIRN IS SHOWN IN THE FRANKLINFORD WIKIPEDIA ENTRY.)
THERE WERE ONLY SIX PUPILS AT THE TIME, ALL BOYS FROM THE MORRISON,ROBERTSON, ALLEN AND GLENN FAMILIES, FRANK WHITLOCK HAVING MOVED HIS CARMEN GHIA AND FAMILY TO MALDON WHERE I TAUGHT PHILLIP AGAIN IN 1967. THE SCHOOL'S NUMBER WAS 257 AND A MONTHLY HIGHLIGHT FOR ALL RESIDENTS WAS "THE FRANKLINFORD REPORTER", PRODUCED WITH THE HELP OF RON CHAMPION, HEADTEACHER AT CAMPBELLS CREEK PRIMARY; THERE WOULD BE AN OUTCRY IF IT WAS PRINTED A DAY LATE.
THE NAMES OF MT FRANKLIN AND FRANKLINFORD HONOUR SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA AND ARCTIC EXPLORER; THE FORD WOULD HAVE BEEN ON JIM CROW CREEK.
A photo of the pupils in front of the school is shown on the Rigetti family website. This family was one of many from Ticono, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, which settled in Yandoit in the mid 19th century.
EDWARD STONE PARKER.
There will surely be biographies available, so I will not go too much into his life story. Edward, William Thomas and the other aboriginal protectors were Methodist missionaries according to a source I have glanced at in passing.I will focus on Edward's obituary and details of his family's continued presence at Franklinford. For convenience of location, all Parker biography and genealogy are here rather than in the chronology.
11-12-1838 page 2 (Sydney Gazette and N.S.W. Advertiser.) Edward Stone Parker was appointed a magistrate.
30-11-1847 page 2 (Melbourne Argus.) Edward Stone Parker junior died at the aboriginal station, River Loddon, of heart disease on the 23rd at the age of 18.
S. 3-8-1863 page 3. Edward Stone Parker was to be the Hon. Secretary of the Board for the Protection of Aborigines.
A.23-4-1864 page 4. In a complaint about statistics not being provided to the press, it was pointed out that Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford had for some time been collecting agricultural statistics for the County of Talbot. This would probably have involved much travel and missing the joy of spending time with his first-born son, Francis Ware.
A. 13-9-1864 page 1. Francis Ware, the only son of Joseph and Amelia Parker, died on 26 August aged 10 months.
Do you know what is remarkable about this death notice? It shows a special attitude that must have been passed down by Edward Stone Parker and his wife to their children, concerning EQUALITY.I have no doubt that William Thomas and Edward considered aborigines as being equal, in God's eyes, to the greatest white men, but this concerns women and family notices. Let me give examples of typical birth and death notices of the time.
BIRTHS. BLOGGS. The wife of William Bloggs of a son.
DEATHS. BLOGGS. The wife of William Bloggs at his residence on----. Notice what's missing? A married woman and her possessions were regarded as "belonging" to her husband and the only time a woman's name (with her own given name) would appear in a rate book was when she was a spinster or a widow. Joseph seems to have had the opinion that a woman should not have to cease being treated as an individual just because she was married.
S. 13-10-1864 page 1s. Edwaed was appointed a trustee of the gazetted Franklinford cemetery along wirh John William Wyett, Charles Menzies and Richard Molloy.
A. 1-5-1865 page 4. Edward Stone Parker Esq., J.P., had died at his residence, Mt Franklin, aged 63, after a long and painful illness borne with Christian fortitude.
A. 1-5-1865 page 6. Early on Thursday, Mr Edward Stone Parker J.P. of Mt Franklin died of a dropsical affection, resulting from disease of the heart and rheumatic fever. Mr Parker was 62 years of age and one of the oldest residents of the colony. He appears to have landed in Sydney so far back as 1838, whence he came to Victoria as protector of the aborigines. After various changes of residence, Mr Parker finally settled down on a station, remarkable for its beauty and fertility, at the foot of Mt Franklin. Here he lived up to the time of his death, for nearly a quarter of a century. He was a member of the old nominee (Legislative ) Council, and took an active part in obtaining the severance of Victoria from New South Wales. Mr Parker was also a candidate at the last general election for the representation of the Creswick district. In politics he was a liberal conservative. As an efficient and influential local preacher, he was widely known in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and his loss will be a serious one for the denomination. It is said that among the manuscripts he has left behind are several relating to the remoter history of the colony, including many interesting traditions of the aborigines that are worth preserving.
South Bourke Standard 23-11-1866 page 3. Joseph Parker was secretary of the Glenlyon, Franklinford and Daylesford Agricultural Society.
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. 2-12-1869 page 3. Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford is the fortunate competitor for the Town Clerkship of the Borough of Guildford. He is contracted to perform the duties of clerk, assessor, collector of dog tax and rates, inspector of thistles and nuisances, revenue officer and surveyor for 70 pounds per annum. (This is repeated in the snippets at the end of the journal. As I intend to break this journal into parts so all surnames can be listed, I have pasted it to here so that it appears in the first part, including the Parkers.)
A.28-6-1892 page 1. Frederick Octavius , the eighth son of the late Edward Stone Parker Esq. of Mt Franklin, died at Clunes aged 38.
9-10-1893 page 3 (Portland Guardian.)Thomas Wilkinson, the first Chairman of the Brunswick Municipal Council 36 years earlier, had died. He and Edward Stone Parker had purchased a considerable amount of land in Brunswick on which the Wesleyan chapel and school stood.
29-9-1914 page 2 (Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle.)The death of James Williamson was announced. He had arrived in 1851 and spent several years as manager of the Union Bank at Ballarat. In 1860 he married Emma Mary, daughter of Edward Stone Parker, Mt Franklin, Daylesford, the first protector of the blacks in Victoria.
A. 21-6-1916 page 1. George Alfred, late incumbent of Christ Church Daylesford, youngest son of the late Edward Stone Parker and Hannah Ewardes Parker, Mt Franklin Estate, died aged 57. Interred at Mt Franklin on the 21st (i.e. that day.) I think he died in Bendigo but I forgot to record this. (See 23-6-1939.)
A.28-5-1918 page 4.Mr Joseph Parker who died at Castlemaine on Sunday at the age of 87 years was the only surviving son of Edward Stone Parker of Mt Franklin, protector of aborigines, and arrived in Victoria with his parents in 1838. He was therefore a colonist of 80 years standing. He had a clear recollection of Governor Latrobe, Sir John Franklin and other notabilities who were his father's guests in early days. (More details such as Joseph refusing an offer of land in Collins St at 5 pounds per acre.)
A. 23-6-1939 page 10. Charles George Bright Parker, vicar of All Saints, St Kilda, son of Rev. G.A. and E.S.Parker ( her own initials!), Bright, Daylesford and Bendigo, beloved husband of K.H.Parker, grandson of the late Edward Stone Parker of Mt Franklin Estate, Franklinford had died and his ashes were interred at Franklinford on the 21st June.
MY APOLOGIES ABOUT FAILING TO RECORD SOME DETAILS BUT AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND THEM.
WILLIAM CAMPBELL'S HEAD STATION.
Alexander Kennedy who was related to William Campbell, is discussed in the journal about the Inverness Hotel near Bulla. It is likely that his Bowyard Station homestead was located near the Head Station of Campbell's Run.
I never thought that I would be able to tellya where William Campbell's head station was, but I can. I discovered it when I was trying to verify the location of Dean's Hotel at Bulla. I came across a map that had been produced for the chief commissioner of goldfields by G.Charing Cross (1852-3) and was called PLAN OF THE AURIFEROUS REGION OF MT. ALEXANDER. It shows the station in a slight horseshoe on the west bank of the already-named Campbells Creek not far north of the famous Guildford plateau. The Jim Crow Ranges to the south are also named on the map.
A FRANKLINFORD CHRONOLOGY.
As it is unlikely that there were any directories for Franklinford, this information may help family historians.(A=The Argus, S= The Star, Ballarat.)
DOT. The Franklinford area was inhabited by the Gunangara Gundidj clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung. They remained during the tenure of the Protectorate and when this was ended by the Government in 1848, six settled at Franklinford.
TOMMY FARMER was the only one of these to survive until 1864 when he and all other aborigines were forcibly removed to the site of the Healesville Sanctuary.
(26-5-2004. Susan Rankin, an elder of the clan reclaimed traditional land.)
JUNE 1841. Edward Stone Parker establishes the protectorate. The Government, probably cash-strapped because of the depression of the 1840's, closes it on 31-12-1848 for purely economic reasons, but the Parkers and six of the clan remain.
A.10-1-1855 PAGE 4. JIM CROW RANGES. Refuting a claim that there weren't enough stores in the area, the correspondent said there were plenty of stores. He was probably referring to Yandoit when he said that there were two hotels in the township and a large cordial manufactory had just commenced near the Clarence Hotel.(I'm not sure whether Franklinford had one or two stores in 1862. The inquest was held in Bumstead's store but Dyett was the only storekeeper mentioned,so he was probably leasing Bumstead's store. There was obviously no pub at Franklinford in 1862 as grog was obtained from Dyett.There was a hotel in Franklinford by 1877.)
A. 16-2-1859 page 4. A notice from the G.P.O. stated that closing times for mail to Franklinford was 4:30 p.m. and that mail from Franklinford was due in Melbourne at 8 a.m.
S. 25-6-1861 page 1s. YANDOIT. Messrs Morrison, Heyneman and Forster had been nominated as Justices of the Peace at a meeting but as Forster declined Mr Brown of Franklinford was nominated in his stead.
The coach from Ballarat to Castlemaine could not cross the Jim Crow Creek and the passengers had to spend the night at Yandoit.
S. 7-8-1861 page 1s.Messrs Fraser and MacDonald were elected in the Franklinford and Strangways division of the Creswick District.
20-11-1861 page 1s. Dominico Formoso had been killed in a tunnel collapse near Franklinford. He must have made known his intention to remove some timber because he was warned not to do so.
S. 25-12-1861 page 1s. A respected townsman of Yandoit, Guillaume Rachinger, had died.
The fence of the old cemetery at Franklinford, chosen by the first settlers and containing the remains of some, was so dilapidated that stock were grazing on it. Residents of Franklinford and Yandoit were asked to bestir themselves themselves to do something as, not being gazetted, the cemetery could not receive funds to remedy the situation.
1862. Carlo Sartori applied for land in the parish of Yandoit under the Act designed to encourage novel industrial enterprises. (Victorian Government Gazette 1862, volume 2.) This meant that when Mr Sartori volinteered to water the garden of S.S.257, Franklinford in the summer of 1966-7, his family had been in the area for at least 104 years and their tenure now is at least 150 years!
S. 17-10-1862 page 4. BRUTAL MURDER AT FRANKLINFORD.
I'll let you enjoy reading about the drama in numerous accounts from which details of the cast have been assembled. PHILLIP TURNER,the accused,a wooden fencer, who,while drunk, hit Mary for losing a ring and bashed her for "making connection" with Dyett;
MARY SIDDONS,called Poll, the intemperate victim, who had lived with Turner for some time;
CHARLES NORTON DYETT,storekeeper who sold grog and whose father-in-law also lived at Franklinford;
PHILLIP JOHNSON, a labourer who had a hut a quarter of a mile from Dyett's store, with a small field of oats behind it, and had known the deceased for 7 years;
JAMES BRACE,a labourer who lived with Johnson;
CONSTABLE H.BURROWS,stationed at Yandoit;
JOSEPH PARKER,farmer residing between Dyett's store and Johnson's hut;
HENRY ARMSTRONG,a storekeeper at Yandoit who happened to be at Franklinford the next day;
OTTO (KOLBAN/KOLBAU),a medical man residing at Yandoit who treated the dying Poll in vain;
DRS J.McKAY and DOW, the former a legally qualified medical practitioner at Castlemaine, who conducted the post mortem.
WILLIAM BUMSTEAD, who was not involved in the case but owned the store in which the inquest was held. He was still at Franklinford for at least 15 more years, as you will see.
S. 2-6-1864 page 3. Morrison and party had let their Christmas Reef mine on tribute to Kinlock and party. The tunnels on the Franklinford side of Jim Crow Creek were yielding well.Mackenzie and Dolan and their parties were also busy.
A. 25-7-1864 page 2. A site for a cemetery at Franklinford has been reserved from sale.
S. 29-8-1864 page 3. Residents of the area including Franklinford asked J.H.Wheeler of the Daylesford Steam Saw Mills to stand for the legislative assembly.
S. 8-10-1864 page 1s. The gold struck in Mr Parker's paddock has caused a little sensation.Calbert, Werry, Gray, Glouster, Brewer, Hopkins, Mackenzie, Thomas, Evans, Harris and Wray were all leading parties at Shicer's Gully. I had presumed that Shicer's Gully was near Franklinford but I have seen Shicers Gully Rd east of Guildford.
Goldsmith's Reef (now called Brown's Reef), in German's Gully, was sold to Mr Christopher Brown, who has produced 108 ounces of gold so far. Mr Campbell had applied for a reef but the miners got it. (William Campbell, after whom Campbells Creek was named, had returned home in 1854 but had come back and been elected to parliament by 1862.)
S. 13-10-1864 page 1. William Bumstead, Richard Molloy, Charles Menzies and Edward Stone Parker to be trustees of Franklinford cemetery.
A. 1-5-1865 page 6. A man was accused of a violent attempt to dishonout Mrs Abbios of Mt Franklin.
A. 17-5-1865 page 7. William Bumstead, Joseph Parker and Richard Molloy were to be members of the school committee at Franklinford.
A. 3-10-1866 page 5. James Morrison was to replace the late Edward Stone Parker as a trustee of the cemetery, Franklinford and Yandoit.
A. 12-10-1866 page 6. Ambrose Draper, newsagent, Franklinford, was insolvent.
A. 7-8-1867 page 5. The Government offered a reward of 25 pounds for the discovery of the body of James Warner, alias Brassey who had been missing since 16 June. He had been last seen drinking in the house of a man named Minoguue at Franklinford. A good description was given of the well-known Ballarat pugilist.
A. 11-9-1867 page 4.Walter Alexander, the eldest child and only son of William and Charlotte Bumstead of Franklinford, died of heart disease, aged 10 years and 8 months. The Illustrated News For Home Readers, page 15 of the 20-9-1867 adds the information that he died at the residence of Mr Cocking, Guildford, after a painful illness of 5 months.
A. 29-9-1868 page 2s. In the estate of Alexander Pozzi, wine seller, intestate, Daylesford, letters of administration may be granted in 14 days to Stefano Pozzi, wine seller, Daylesford and Guiseppi Pozzi, Franklinford, miller, brothers of Alexander Pozzi. I wonder if Guiseppi milled his flour at the end of Mill St, Franklinford!
A. 24-9-1869 page 1.WANTED.A teacher for the Franklinford Common School; must be certified. Applications with testimonials will be received to the 30th inst. Average attendance for the last month, 44. Thomas Fleming, correspondent. It should not be assumed that Thomas Fleming lived in Franklinford, despite Flemming Rd (as given in the interactive online map) ending at Fiveways. I believe that the Government had Boards of Advice overseeing all schools in their district. A Dromana historian fell into this trap. Flemming seems to be yet another spelling mistake on the interactive map.See Fleming in headstones list. Trove soon proved that Thomas was a Franklinford resident. He was a good ploughman and his daughter died from poisoning after pricking herself with a needle.
28-6-1869 page 3, Empire, Sydney. The Daylesford Mercury reported on 22 June that Richard Horseman, a small settler living near Mr Molloy's farm, Franklinford,committed suicide. He had asked his wife to go outside and see if a neighbour had commenced fencing and tying the trigger to a slab of the house, he pulled the muzzle toward him.
A. 27-10-1869 page 4. Ambrose Draper of Franklinford had married Lydia Wright, third daughter of George Dando of Malmsbury, Somersetshire, at Emerald Hill (South Melbourne.)(Had George been an early resident of Malmsbury and responsible for its name? Is that how Ambrose met Lydia?)
A. 29-6-1877 page 8. Willam Bumstead was the manager of the Franklinford Gold mining Company which was to have a meeting at GOURLEY'S HOTEL, Franklinford and was making a call on shareholders.
A. 1-11-1877 page 5. William Robinson, agent for The Argus for Yandoit and Franklinford districts,was thrown from his horse when it bucked outside Webb's hotel in Guildford.
A. 18-1-1879 page 5. Government Gazette. William Bumstead was appointed electoral registrar for the Franklin and Strangways divisions of the electoal districts of Creswick and the North Western Province in the place of W.H.Draper, resigned.
A. 19-2-1892 page 3. A notice about intestate estates included William Marsh of Franklinford who had died on 2-10-1891.
17-3-1894 page 3 (Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser.) Roberts and Barry and Bull of Franklinford did well at the West Bourke Agricultural Society Show at Lancefield. They came 1st and 2nd in Two bags wheat and two bags oats while Bull won in malting barley.
8-6-1894, Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express, page 2. James, son of Neale Collins, County Derry, Ireland married Jenny, third daughter of Richard Molloy, Kangar Park, Franklinford on 15 May at St Francis', Franklinford.
A. 6-8-1899 page 8. The estate of the late Michael Sharry of Franklinford, farmer, deceased, left unadministered by Ellen Sharry,his executrix, may be granted in 14 days to Michael Collinan Gough of Daylesford, R.C. clergyman, during the minority of the infant children Michael, 16, and John, 14.
16-9-1899 page 16.(Australian Town and Country Journal.) Roberts and Parry of Franklin won 2nd prize at the Royal Melbourne Show for salt butter from a private dairy.
A. 9-11-1901 page 9. Mrs E.S.Cooper, Mr and Mrs Bumstead and Mr and Mrs R.Higgins thanked those who sent letters, telegrams and floral tributes.
2-5-1902 (Euroa Advertiser.) Richard Molloy, aged upward of 82, drowned at his property, Kangor Park, Franklinford. Arriving home, he had taken his horse to a dam so it could drink but was somehow thrown in. Until recently he had taken a lively interest in municipal affairs. (This information came from the Argus. Another account said that he was leading the horse which dragged him into the water. He probably had the reins twisted around his wrist because the horse was frisky upon seeing the long-awaited water.)
A. 19-8-1902 page 6. A hefty probate duty was paid on the estate of the late Richard Molloy, which was of a sworn value of 40 964 pounds 10 shillings and elevenpence.
A. 25-9-1902 page 1. Charlotte, the beloved wife of William Bumstead died at Franklinford on the 23rd. Their children were Mrs W.Little (Northcote), Mrs E.S.Cooper(Franklinford), Mrs G.E.Chapman (Golden Square) and Mrs W.P.Nichol (Warracknabeal.)
A. 2-11-1904 page 9. Patrick Molloy, a native of Ballinsloe, County Galway, Ireland, died at his residence, "Limestone", Yandoit on 2 November, aged 76.
A.8-11-1904 page 10. Probate of the will of Patrick Molloy of Yandoit was to be granted, after 14 days to John James Slattery, formerly a bank manager at Castlemaine but now a butter factory proprietor at Daylesford who was the sole executor appointed in the will. A later notice,(Argus 21-12-1904 page 5), stated the amount left to his widow and his sons. Unfortunately the widow's name was not given. (I HAVE SINCE FOUND THAT THE WIDOW WAS BRIDGET, WHO DIED ON 11-10-1928. THE ARGUS 13-10-1928 PAGE 13.) Francis Haven at Yandoit was donated to the Franciscan Friars by Dick and Laura Molloy. The friars moved into the homestead, apparently on 4-6-1981. The details of the donation are given in Franciscan News (vol.8 No.2) Was the homestead that of "Limestone" or "Kangar Park"?
A. 21-9-1907 page 3. SALE OF LAND AT MT FRANKLINFORD. (Ha, ha!) In the estate of the late Richard Molloy.
(See Horseman/ Molloy genealogy, after the chronology, and comment 6 about the Molloys at Yandoit.)
Lot 1, Kangar Park. Acreage, allotments indecipherable, section 5, allotments 7, 9-12 of section 9, and 6a, 9a, 9b and 10 of section 10, parish of Yandoit. The homestead had 10 rooms.
Lot 2, about 437 acres, parishes of Glenlyon and Holcome, occupied by BOLTON Bros.
Lot 3, 10 acres, parish of Glenlyon, occupied by Mrs Sheehy.
Lot 4, about 20 acres, parish of Franklin, occupied by Mr J.Thomas.
Lots 5-7, parish of Yandoit, 277? acres, parish of Yandoit, occupied by Mr R. CARTY.
Lot8, 10 acres, parish of Yandoit, occupied by Mr C.Higgins.
Lot 9, 38 acres, parish of Wombat, occupied by Mr D.COLLINS.
Lot 10, 45 acres, parish of Holcombe.
Lots 11-17 were in Franklinford township, totalling 24 acres of which 20 acres were occupied by Thomas Manning.
(Crown allotments and section numbers were given for each lot but the time necessary to record them was not justified without all parish and township maps being available. However the following property location in the advertisement helps a bit.)
The main road from Newstead to Dayleford runs through the great portion of the property, the (Franklinford) state school and general store being within a mile of the homestead.
A. 25-4-1908 page 13.At St Ambrose R.C.Church, Brunswick on 17 March, Patrick Joseph, the eldest son of the late Patrick Molloy Esq., "Limestone", Yandoit, married Fay, the eldest daughter of Thomas Bennett, ex sergeant of police of Killarney of Donald St Nth, Brunswick. Note that his mother's name is not given as was usual when the father had died. Was this because Bridget had died much earlier? (NO, BRIDGET DIED ON 11-10-1928. PERHAPS SHE HAD SUFFERED A STROKE OR WAS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS AND SPENT TWO DECADES IN THE PRIVATE HOSPITAL BEFORE HER DEATH.PATRICK, KNOWN AS JOSEPH ACCORDING TO BRIDGET'S DEATH NOTICE, MAY HAVE BEEN ASHAMED OF HER.) Another mystery is John Molloy of "Limestone", Guildford. Neither Patrick nor Richard Molloy had a son called John. Was he Richard and Patrick's brother or cousin? Henry Guildford Molloy was most likely John Molloy's son.
A. 22-3-1909 page 8. Thomas Alfred Edgar Morrison, a clerk in the Railways office in Spencer St, who had been talking to David Henderson of Shepherd's Flat and was seen riding quickly by Annie Dempsey 100 yards from where he died was discovered at 8 o'clock the next morning by David Dimsey, state school teacher.As the accident happened about 7:45 , it was probably getting dark and Thomas had skidded on a stone and fallen onto a rock, breaking his neck. Mr Dimsey who had been the teacher at Franklinford for 17 years when he was promoted to Trentham at the start of the following year(A. 27-1-1910 page 5),identified the body.
A.19-9-1911 page 9. Percival Phillip of Franklinford State School, presumably the teacher, wrote about the continuous blasting sounds at Franklinford and fears of an eruptions in the community. (Mt Franklin, like Mt Macedon, is a long-dormant volcano.)
A.16-8-1913 page 13. Llewellen, the third son of Mr and Mrs William Roberts of Brynhfryd, Franklinford, married Hannah Vernon, the fourth daughter of Mrs Jessie Wright and the late Reuben Wright of Loddon Valley, Guildford, at the Methodist Church in Daylesford on 19 July.
A. 22-1-1914 page 10. Frank Dougall had leased his Mt Franklin Estate and was moving to Melbourne.
10-5-1918 page 5 (Ballarat Courier.) An 18 year old Franklinford girl was assaulted while returning home from lectures.F.Semmons from the local area had been arrested. (One would assume that the lectures were not at Franklinford so the public transport must have been better than one would expect. The offender was from the Daylesford area so she may have been assaulted there while waiting for a coach -or a T model.)
18-11-1918 page 4 (Ballarat Courier.) Private N.Pavish, invalided, was welcomed back to Yandoit. (The correct spelling is Pavich as shown in a death notice.
A. 1-11-1921 page 1. Julia, wife of Daniel Dempsey of Franklinford, mother of Annie Scheggia of Franklinford, David, James, Daniel (deceased), Jack, Nicholas, Carli and Joseph, and sister of Mrs Grevasoni of Newstead and Mrs N.Pavich of Yandoit, died on 30 October aged 53 years.
A. 19-8-1923 page 16. The Strawhorn's had purchased the homestead block of Dougall's Mt Franklin Estate and ROBERTSON of Shepherds Flat had bought the adjoining lot of over 300 acres, the location that I recall.
A. 13-10-1928 page 13. DEATHS. MOLLOY. On the 11th October at Ballara Private Hospital, Castlemaine, Bridget, relict of the late Patrick Molloy and loving mother of Mary Ann (deceased), Elizabeth, Jane, Margaret, Joseph, Katherine, and Richard, aged 90 years.
13-7-1930, Sunday Times (Perth), page 2. During the week Mrs T.M.Dunkley returned by thr trans train to her home Palsey, South Yarra.-----. Old Victorians will remember Mrs Dunkley as one of the wealthy and beautiful Molloy sisters of Kangar Park, Franklinford, near Daylesford.The objects of her trip were to visit her only son who is farming at Noongar and to attend the wedding of Miss Edna West from Mt Lawley and Clive Elston (who werealso at Noongar. Noticing the similar ending of Kangar and Noongar prompts me to wonder if the Kanga Track near Franklinford (as seen in maps on the internet) should actually be the Kangar Track. It may actually be that; the road near the cemetery is labelled Satori instead of Sartori.
A. 20-10-1930 page 1. The funeral of William Strawhorn's beloved wife, Grace, was to leave her residence, Mt Stuart, Franklinford, for the Franklinford Cemetery.
A. 12-4-1939 page 7. A combined school picnic was held at the Yandoit Park. (This involved athletics etc.) The cup was won by Franklinford again and it was presented to its captain, Miss A.Phillips.At the dance later, the novelty dance winners were Mr Roy Sartori and Miss M. Powell. (The Sartori family seems to be the only family from the 1960's still living at Franklinford!)
A. 11-8-1939 page 10. On 9 August Isabella, the dearly beloved wife of of the late Robert L. Phillip of Franklinford had died. She was the mother of Lucy (deceased), Robert L. (Kilmore), James F. (late A.I.F.), Percy N.(Carnegie), William A. (Franklinford), and Ernest R. (Bendigo.) The family seemed accident prone. Lucy almost certainly died from burns received when her clothes ignited while she was whitewashing a fireplace (Argus 28-7-1914 page 12), her brother Robert was kicked in the horse by a draught horse (A. 4-11-1914 page 11) and the same unfortunate or his father sustained a broken leg when a bolting horse slammed him agaist a pole at the agricultural show.
A. 3-11-1943 page 2. Catherine, relict of the late James Stewart of Franklinford, died at Sandon on Nov.2 at 74. (Should Stuart St, Franklinford, be Stewart St? It may have been named after "Mt Stuart", the property established by Strawhorn senior in about 1898.)
A. 27-4-1955 page 14. Alice Gray Morrison, youngest daughter of the late James and Margaret Morrison of Spring Vale, Yandoit, had died at the age of 77.
A POST ON ROOTSWEB RE HORSEMAN/MOLLOY.
Hi One & All
I am researching the family of Richard HORSEMAN born c.1807 Co. Galway IRE, the son of Richard & Sarah HORSEMAN (nee GRAHAM). Richard his wife Ellen (nee COATES) and their children Richard, Henry, Jane and Sarah arrived in Victoria in 1860 aboard the Sarah M. They settled in the Yandoit area on land belonging to Richard's nephew Richard MOLLOY.
Of Richard & Ellen's children, very little is presently known of their sons - Richard born c.1843 is a complete mystery, and Henry born c.1849 married Mary Jane FAULL in 1878 possibly settling in NSW. Their daughters, Jane born c.1850 and Sarah born c.1853, married possibly in a double ceremony in Franklinford on 14 Apr 1868 Michael CARTY and John CARTY respectively. Michael born c.1838 and John born c.1844 were the sons of Michael & Catherine CARTY (nee LYONS) and were also possibly from Co. Galway, IRE. Both Jane & Michael and Sarah & John settled in the Shepherd's Flat and Yandoit area. Mr R.Carty was leasing much of Richard Molloy's land in 1907. See chronology 21-9-1907. I wonder if his name was Richard!
Richard died in Yandoit in 1869 and Ellen died in 1878 - both are buried in the Franklinford Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Richard Horseman committed suicide. See chronology 28-6-1869.
Richard's nephews Richard and Patrick MOLLOY, sons of Patrick & Eliza MOLLOY (nee HORSEMAN) arrived in Melbourne in 1854 aboard the Fullwood. Richard MOLLOY born c.1816 married Mary CANTWELL, daughter of Philip & Mary CANTWELL (nee EGAN), in Ballan in 1864 and the family settled in the Yandoit and Franklinford area. Patrick born c.1828 married Bridget COEN, daughter of Thomas & Julia COEN (nee LYONS), in Franklinford in1860 and they too settled in the Yandoit and Franklinford area.
Children of Richard & Mary MOLLOY (nee CANTWELL) were:
- Elizabeth Margaret married James Bernard BARRETT in 1880 in Franklinford
- Mary Dorothea married William O'CONNELL
- Sarah Jane married James COLLINS in 1894
- Theresa Bridget married George Frederick DUNKLEY in 1897
- Catherine never married, she became a Loretto Nun
- Lucy Agnes never married
Richard & Mary are buried in the Eganstown R.C. Cemetery.
Children of Patrick & Bridget MOLLOY (nee COEN) were:
- Mary Ann married Edward O'NEILL in 1881
- Charles died as an infant
- Elizabeth Julia married Michael HALLINAN in 1889
- Mary Jane married Francis Walter MURPHY in 1888 in Yandoit
- Margaret Agnes married Albert James ROSS
- Patrick Joseph married Sarah BENNETT in 1908
- Catherine Winifred married Arthur Patrick McIVER
- Richard Joseph married Matilda Seraphina VOSTI in 1898
- Theresa Bridget died as an infant
Patrick & Bridget are buried in the Sandon R.C. Cemetery. (BRIDGET DIED ON 11-10-1928.)
EXTRACT FROM HORSEMAN FAMILY TREE ON FREEPAGES.GENEAOLOGY ETC.(Also by Roz Voullaire.)What fantastic information about pioneers in the area around Franklinford!
¦-- Eliza2 HORSEMAN
¦ +Patrick2 MOLLOY, d.c.1839
¦ ¦-- Richard3 MOLLOY, b.c.1826 Galway, IRE, d.1902 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ +Mary3 CANTWELL, b.c.1838 Tipperary, IRE, m.1864 Ballan, VIC, AUST, d.1884 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Elizabeth Margaret4 MOLLOY, b.1865 Yandoit/Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1953 Caulfield, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +James Bernard4 BARRETT, b.1857 Ballinasloe, Galway, IRE, m.1880 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1892 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Richard Philip5 BARRETT, b.1881 Ballan, VIC, AUST, d.1948 Heidleberg, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Margaret Phoebe5 BARRETT, b.1883 Fran., VIC, AUST, d.1935 Moonie Ponds, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ +James Gordon5 STEWART, b.1886 Prahran, VIC, AUST, m.1907 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1937 Pennant Hills, NSW, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John Anthony6 STEWART, b.1908 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1981 Mentone, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Gordon6 STEWART, b.1916 Armadale, VIC, AUST, d.1982 Mentone, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- James5 BARRETT, b.1888 Taradale, VIC, AUST, d.1888 Elphinstone, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Mary Rose5 BARRETT, b.1890 Glenorchy, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Glen., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Edwin George5 WOOD
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- James Carlyle6 WOOD, d.1927 Glenhuntly, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Margaret6 WOOD
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Molly6 WOOD
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Edward6 WOOD
¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary Dorothea4 MOLLOY, b.1866 Hepburn, VIC, AUST, d.1951 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +William4 O'CONNELL
¦ ¦ ¦-- Sarah Jane4 MOLLOY, b.1868 Daylesford, VIC, AUST, d.1957 Kew, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +James4 COLLINS, b.c.1861, m.1894 VIC, AUST, d.c.1906
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Neal Joseph5 COLLINS, b.1895 VIC, AUST, d.1937 Melbourne, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Marie Rose5 COLLINS, b.1897 Adra., VIC, AUST, d.c.1933
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Kathleen Alice5 COLLINS, b.1899 Yea, VIC, AUST, d.1947 Caulfield, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ +Edward5 BRADY, m. 1925
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Patricia6 BRADY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Marie6 BRADY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- James Anthony5 COLLINS, b.1903 Coburg, VIC, AUST, d.1926 Armadale, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- John Aloysius5 COLLINS, b.1904 Murrumbeena, VIC, AUST, d.1968 Carr., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Koromiko5 SANDILANDS, m.1926
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Geoffrey6 COLLINS
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Joan6 COLLINS
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Barbara6 COLLINS
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John6 COLLINS
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Jennifer6 COLLINS
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Michael6 COLLINS See chronology 21-9-1907 re Collins.
¦ ¦ ¦-- Theresa Bridget4 MOLLOY, b.1871 Shepparton, VIC, AUST, d.1949 East Malvern, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +George Frederick4 DUNKLEY, m.1897
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Albert Gerald Griffin5 MOLLOY, b.1897 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Athanie Teresa5 DUNKLEY, b.1899 Brunswick, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Leata Mary5 DUNKLEY, b.c.1903, d.1923 Macedon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Catherine4 MOLLOY, b.1873 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1961
¦ ¦ \-- Lucy Agnes4 MOLLOY, b.1876 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1957 Kew, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Patrick3 MOLLOY, b.c.1828, d.1904 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ +Bridget3 COEN, m.1860 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary Ann4 MOLLOY, b.1861 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1908 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Edward4 O'NEILL, b.? Ballarat, VIC, AUST, m.1881
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary Anne5 O'NEILL, b.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1970 Glen., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ +John5 BOLTON , m.1906 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John Patrick6 BOLTON, b.1908 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Prahran, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- James6 BOLTON, b.1910 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Francis Edward6 BOLTON, b.1912 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Edward Lawrence6 BOLTON, b.1915 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST, d.1975 Glen., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Lillian Margaret6 BOLTON, b.1916 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Patrick Anthony6 BOLTON, b.1918 Glenlyon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Margaret Dorothy6 BOLTON, b.1920 Daylesford, VIC, AUST See chronology 21-9-1907.
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Honoria5 O'NEILL, b.1886 Gisborne, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John Patrick5 O'NEILL, b.1889 Longwood, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Edward5 O'NEILL, b.1891 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1904 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Ellen5 O'NEILL, b.1895 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Charles4 MOLLOY, b.1863 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1864 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Elizabeth Julia4 MOLLOY, b.1865 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1941 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Michael4 HALLINAN, b.c.1857 Sandhurst, VIC, AUST, m.1889 VIC, AUST, d.1929 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Thomas Leo5 HALLINAN, b.1890 Macorna., VIC, AUST, d.1976 Cohuna, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John5 HALLINAN, b.1891 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Patrick5 HALLINAN, b.1893 Macarthur, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Port., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Michael5 HALLINAN, b.1895 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1966 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Agnes5 HALLINAN, b.1897 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ +(--?--)5 DUNSTAN
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Winifred5 HALLINAN, b.1899 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Francis5 HALLINAN, b.1902 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1983 Gold., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary5 HALLINAN, b.1904 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Elizabeth5 HALLINAN, b.1907 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Catherine5 HALLINAN, b.1909 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +(--?--)5 MALONEY
¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary Jane4 MOLLOY, b.1867 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1956 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Francis Walter4 MURPHY, b.1864 Daylesford, VIC, AUST, m.1888 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Francis Patrick5 MURPHY, b.1890 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1970 Ballarat, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Maree6 MURPHY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Laurie6 MURPHY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Joe6 MURPHY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Brendon6 MURPHY
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Mary Florence5 MURPHY, b.1892 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Thomas Ernest5 MURPHY, b.1893 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1973 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- David Joseph5 MURPHY, b.1895 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1946 Fitzroy, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Walter Bernard5 MURPHY, b.1897 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1982 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Elizabeth Agnes5 MURPHY, b.1899 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Gerald5 MURPHY, b.1901 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Murp., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Vincent5 MURPHY, b.1901 Kerang, VIC, AUST, d.1977 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Leo5 MURPHY, b.1902 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- John Desmond5 MURPHY, b.1904 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Margaret5 MURPHY, b.1906 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Kath5 MURPHY, b.1907 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Eileen Dorothy5 MURPHY, b.1910 Kerang, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +John Patrick5 MCDONNELL
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Christine6 (--?--)
¦ ¦ ¦-- Margaret Agnes4 MOLLOY, b.1870 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1945 East St Kilda, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Albert James4 ROSS
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Martin5 ROSS, b.1896 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1966 Essendon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Richard Joseph5 ROSS, b.1898 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1972 Prahran, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Albert Edward5 ROSS, b.1899 Ascot Vale, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Ursula Veronica May5 ROSS, b.1902 Ascot Vale, VIC, AUST, d.1968 Melbourne, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +(--?--)5 MORRIS
¦ ¦ ¦-- Patrick Joseph4 MOLLOY, b.1872 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Sarah4 BENNETT, m.1908 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Marjorie Esther Fay5 MOLLOY, b.1911 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.c.1995
¦ ¦ ¦ +(--?--)5 RICHARDSON
¦ ¦ ¦-- Catherine Winifred4 MOLLOY, b.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1967 Bendigo, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Arthur Patrick4 MCIVER
¦ ¦ ¦-- Richard Joseph4 MOLLOY, b.1877 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1953 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ +Matilda Seraphina4 VOSTI, b.1876 Guildford, VIC, AUST, m.1898 VIC, AUST, d.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Kathleen Genevieve5 MOLLOY, b.1898 Guildford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦-- Richard Antonio5 MOLLOY, b.1900 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1981 Maldon, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦ \-- Matilda Winifred5 MOLLOY, b.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1902 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ \-- Theresa Bridget4 MOLLOY, b.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST, d.1882 Franklinford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Mathew3 MOLLOY
¦ \-- Charles3 MOLLOY
\-- Richard2 HORSEMAN, b.c. 1807 Galway, IRE, d.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
+Ellen2 COATES, b.c.1807 Galway, IRE, d.1878 VIC, AUST
¦-- Richard3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1843
¦-- Henry3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1849
¦ +Mary Jane3 FAULL, b.1858 Donkey Hill, VIC, AUST, m.1878 VIC, AUST, d.1942 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Unnamed4 HORSEMAN, b.1878 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1878 Guildford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Mary Jane4 HORSEMAN, b.1889 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST, d.1950 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ +George Edward4 RICHARDSON, m.1911 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Henry Edward5 RICHARDSON, b.1912 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ ¦-- Albert George5 RICHARDSON, b.1913 Guildford, VIC, AUST, d.1914 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦ \-- Daphne Phyllis5 RICHARDSON, b.1917 Daylesford, VIC, AUST
¦ \-- Ellen4 HORSEMAN, b.c.1893 NSW, AUST, d.1973 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
¦ +Robert George4 MEURER, b.1870 Eaglehawk, VIC, AUST, m.1909 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Mary Elizabeth5 MEURER, b.1910 Guildford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Robert Henry5 MEURER, b.1911 Guildford, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Charles5 MEURER, b.1914 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST, d.1985 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
¦ \-- Marjorie Christina5 MEURER, b.1916 Campbells Creek, VIC, AUST
¦ +(--?--)4 BARASSI
¦-- Jane3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1850, d.1915 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦ +Michael3 CARTY, b.c.1834, m.1868 VIC, AUST, d.1901 Newstead, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Richard4 CARTY, b.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Sarah4 CARTY, b.1871 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Kate4 CARTY, b.1873 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST, d.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Michael4 CARTY, b.1875 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1960 Birc., VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Mary4 CARTY, b.1877 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1879 VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- John4 CARTY, b.1880 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Ann4 CARTY, b.1883 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1915 Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- Lawrence4 CARTY, b.1886 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1886 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦ ¦-- William4 CARTY, b.1887 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1909 Guildford, VIC, AUST
¦ \-- Jane4 CARTY, b.1892 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1948 Kingston, VIC, AUST
\-- Sarah3 HORSEMAN, b.c.1853 IRE, d.1875 VIC, AUST
+John3 CARTY, b.c.1845, m.1868 VIC, AUST, d.1896 Castlemaine Hospital, Castlemaine, VIC, AUST
¦-- Kate4 CARTY, b.1869 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
¦-- Richard4 CARTY, b.1871 Shepherds Flat, VIC, AUST, d.1910 Guildford, VIC, AUST
\-- Patrick4 CARTY, b.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST, d.1874 Yandoit, VIC, AUST
Was Ellen Horseman RONALD DALE BARASSI'S grandmother or the great grandmother of the beautiful Gayle Barassi of Castlemaine in the 1960's?
There was a BRIDGET Molloy who was married to JOHN Molloy of "LIMESTONE", Guildford, the property name exactly the same as that of Richard Molloy's property at Yandoit!
FRANKLINFORD CEMETERY HEADSTONES.
I stumbled upon this website while investigating the origin of the name of Clarkes Rd. It is not a complete index of burials. Photos of the headstones listed are available upon request to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ALLISON Alison, David, Alexander, Eugenie Constance, James, Donald
BALDOCK Keith William
BARRETT S J - died 1989
BAUERS Albert Paul
BEAR James, Harriet
BERRY (Morgan) Christine
BIRD William Albert
BOWLES Justus, Mary Agness
BULL Elizabeth Georgina, Leonard Franklin
BUMSTEAD W, Charlotte W
CAMPBELL Colin Clyde
CARRE Sarah Elizabeth
CHAPMAN Edward Joseph, Amy Priscilla
CHAPMAN Joseph Martin, Ellen Maud, Margaret Jane
CLARKE James Thomas, Ettie Winifred
COAD Dora Susan
COLLIHOLE John W, Miriam Ada
COLQUHOUN Mary, Grace, Henry, Isabella, Grace
COOK Mary Arding
COOPER Edward S, Ashley W
COOPER George, Georgina
COOPER Mary Ann
CORBEN Arthur, Dorothy (Barker), Ruth (Grove)
CORMACK Alexander, Georgina
COUTTS Rachael Jane, Toby Jack
CRERAR Robert, Ethel May
DAVIES David, Ann
DIXON George, Anna E
DOOLAN Edgar John, Mary
DOUGALL Caroline, William
DOWNES (Whitlock) Elizabeth Ann, Robert
DUFF Alison Ellen, Sandells, James
DUFF James, Alison and family
DUFF James, Alison
EBERY Walter Hamilton, Ellen Elizabeth (Sartori)
ELPHICK (Parker) Rebecca
FLEISCHER Alan John
FLEISCHER George, Margaret
FLEISCHER Matilda, Phillip Heinrich
FLEISCHER Norman George, Evelyn Maude
FLEMING Johanna, Thomas A
FLEMING Thomas, Christina, Mary Lydia, John William
GARLICK John James, Jane, Elizabeth
GARSED Walter Thomas, Ellen
GERVASONI Antonio Giuseppi, Margaret Elizabeth
GERVASONI Ferdinand N, Margaret Mary McNab
HARDING (Nicholls) Ellinor Gwendoline
HARDING Gerald D
HEFFERNAN Lloyd William, Marie Louise
HEFFORD (Harris) Martha Mary Ann
HENDERSON - SHRIVES family plot
HENDERSON Allan Herbert
HENDERSON Charles David, Juanita, Diamond V
HENDERSON John, Elizabeth A
HENDERSON Marian, David, Francis David
HENDERSON Thomas Gabriel, Emily Jane (Diver)
HENDERSON Thomas, Edith Myrtle Eliza
HENDERSON Thomas, Mary
HERMANN Henry, Susan
HIGGINS (Morgan) Anne
HIGGS (McKinnon) Marion
HIGGS Ann, William H
HIGGS Robert J
HILLS - wooden marker
HIRD Catherine, Henry, Hannah, Henry Franklin, John, George Donald, Victoria Alice
HIRD Christina Dorothea, Arthur Simpson
HOCKING Andrew, James, Ellen, Horace
HOWE William Weston
HOWELL John W, Vera Robbins
HOWELLS G, Ellen
HOWELLS John, Alice E, Sarah
JAYES Thomas, Jane, Thomas Harris, Jane Alice
KASEK Franchick Sygmund Boleshaw
LAYFIELD Betty Elsie
LAYFIELD Kenneth Ronald
LECKIE (Robertson) Jessie
LECKIE William, Janet
LEE Hazel Jean, Allan Henry
LEE Henry Mathew, Francis Ellen
LEIPOLD Jane, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Henry
LLEWELLYN Dulcie Edna
MANNING Alice, William
MARTIN William, William Henry
McKINNON (Waterton) Florence Edna
McKINNON B D, Jane Johanna
McKINNON Flora, Hepburn C
McKINNON Marion Agnes (Gillies), Duncan
McKINNON R H - died 1949
McKINNON Vera Olive, Duncan Edward
MEAD Eric Alan
MILLS Thomas, Agness
MINOGUE Martin, Ellen
MINOTTI Andrew Vincent, Thelma
MINOTTI Daniel, Jessie
MINOTTI John, Ellen
MOLLOY Richard Antonio, Laura Mabel
MONICO Carolina, Battista
MORGAN - HALLETT
MORGAN David T
MORGAN Florence, Rachel G
MORGAN Henry Herbert, Emilie Bertha, Eric Mitchell, Ronald Samuel Herbert
MORGAN Irene E
MORGAN Lewis, Lucy Eliza, Lewis Llewellyn
MORGAN William, Thomas, David Rees, Gweneth, Elizabeth
MORRIS Tudor Thomas
MORRISON Edgar, Dorothy Jean, Judith Ann
MORRISON J Katrina, George G
MORRISON James, Margaret, Georgina Gray, T Alfred E
MORRISON Lesley June
MULLER Alex C, Ellen Madeline
MUSCHIALLI F - died 1926, A V - died 1963
MUSCHIALLI Reginald W
MUSGRAVE George Anthony, Jessie Elizabeth
NASH K F - died 1991
NICHOLLS William, Eleanor
NICOL Peter, Dinah, William P, Rosetta Soady, William Peter, Thomas, Samuel
O'CONNOR Elizabeth Lily, Kathleen Daphne
OLIVER Thomas, Elizabeth Catherine
OLVER Robert Richard
PARKER Amelia, Joseph, Francis Ware, Mary Frances
PARKER Edward Stone, Mary Cooke, Edward Stone, Edward Leonard, George Alfred, Charles George Bright, 2 infant daughters, Hannah, Emilie Sarah
PARKHOUSE Frederick Latta, Frank
PARRY Henry P
PARRY, ROWLANDS, PHILLIPS, Roberts
PAYNE Thomas Sutton
PEDRINI Vincenzo, Giosue
PFEIFFER Barbara Anne
PHILIP (Osborne) Ruth, Percival Norman
PHILIP John Robert
PHILIP Lucy Ruth, Robert l, Isabel
PHILLIPS David, Mary
POTTER W A - died 1963
POWELL David Lloyd, Mollie Jeanette
POWELL Franklin Gwyn
POWELL Martha Belle, Thomas
POWELL William, Richard Rees
PRICE Thomas, Julia Eleanor
PULLEN Noel William Reycraft, Doreen Ellen (Sartori)
RAWLINS Julie Elizabeth
REES Elizabeth W, William M, Elizabeth
REES Richard, John William
RICHARDS (Gervasoni) Margaret Elizabeth
RIGBY Francis James, Gladys Noreen
ROBERTS William, Hester
ROBERTSON Francis, John MacDonald, Isabel, James Matthew
ROBERTSON Isabella, James Wilkie
ROBERTSON James W, Mary
ROBERTSON James, Jean
ROBERTSON Mary, John
ROCHFORT G W - died 1948
RYAN Leonie Maree
SANDELLS James, Jane Burn, John, James
SARTORI Annie, George Nicol
SARTORI Carlo, Frances Victoria
SARTORI Charles, Elsie
SARTORI Charlotte, Mary Madeline
SARTORI Dennis Wayne
SARTORI Gavin Michael, Maxene
SARTORI George Bennett, Rose Eileen
SARTORI George Wm, Ellen Myra
SARTORI Georgia Rose
SARTORI Giacomo, Madalena, Mary
SARTORI Joan Patricia, Ronald Nazzaro
SARTORI Laurence Arthur
SARTORI Leslie Joseph, Patricia Phyllis (Johnson)
SARTORI Mabel, Nazzaro
SARTORI Nazzaro, Charlotte, Pietro
SARTORI Noel, Colin, Leonard Carl
SARTORI Stanley Francis, Dorothy Jean
SCHEGGIA Ada E, Prudento
SCHEGGIA Dorothy Irene, Gary Alan
SCHEGGIA Giacomo, Annie
SCHEGGIA Sylvester, Giovani, Johan, Margarita
SCHROEDER Bertha Rose
SCHROEDER C - died 1892, M - died 1917
SCHROEDER Ernest Charles, Ivy Irene
SCHROEDER Frederick, Norah
SCHROEDER Harold Ernest
SCHROEDER Henry G C
SEALEY Joyce Catherine
SEAMONS Edmund, Mary, Charles, Mary
SEAMONS John, Anna Maria, James, Elizabeth Anne, Albert Edward
SHARP Charles Edward, Jane Galloway
SHRIVES Gabriel, Jane
SLEETH Robert J, Hermiena A
SMITH Maurice Reginald
SMITH Robert, Janet
STEEN Harrison James, Zachary Thomas
STEWART James A
STRAWHORN Jane, Alexander
STRAWHORN John, Andrew, Robert, Grace, William
STRAWTHORN Grace, William
STRAWTHORN William Alexander
SULLIVAN John Lawrence
SULLIVAN Laurence Daniel
TAINSH Peter, Doris May Fanny May
TAIT Elizabeth, Ann
TAYLOR (Reycraft) Dorothy Helen
THOMAS - GREGAN
THOMAS Clarence Michael
THOMAS James Francis, Annie Catherine Mary
THOMPSON Arbor Henderson
THOMPSON Elizabeth, James
THOMPSON Henry Ainsley, Elizabeth, James, Edith, Beatrice, May, Gordon
THOMPSON Ian Russell, Antoinette Despointes
TINETTI Aquilino, Maria, Louis, Amelia, Andrew
TINETTI Edward James, Irene Marie
TINETTI Ferdinando, Veronica Madelina
TINETTI Pater, Orsola, Madeleine
UNKNOWN Father, Mother - died 1891
URL Anne Margaretta, John
VANZETTA Louisa, Ferdinand
VANZETTA Madeline Mary, Frank
WEBB M E - died 1948
WHIDBURN Harriet Ann
WHITE Sandra Theresa
WHITLOCK Lucy Jean
WHITLOCK William, Ada
WILLIAMSON (Eyre) Edith Dorothea, Reginald Dudley
WOODWARD (Whidburn) Hilda Pearl
WRIGHT Betty Doreen
WRIGHT Herbert Jackson
YOUNG Duncan James
ROOTSWEB HALLINAN-L HALLINAN ALSO IN VICTORIA.
I stumbled on this website while trying to determine if Patrick Molloy had remarried.
From: "Melanie Hallinan" <email@example.com>
Subject: Hallinan also in Victoria
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 11:37:05
Hello Malcolm and Lyn,
It was really interesting to read you letter. I will keep my eyes open for
anything that may be of use to you.
My first Hallinan ancestor was THOMAS Hallinan. He and his wife CATHERINE
Keating came to Australia from Co. Clare. On the shipping papers it says
Thomas was from Ennistimon Co. Clare and a miner. Catherine was from Inagh,
Co. Clare. They also arrived with their 2 children John aged 4 and Bridget
an infant. I don't know much of what came happened to John and Bridget. They
all arrived in 1851 on the Sarah into Sydney and had another daughter named
Catherine, she died aged 3. They then had a son named Michael Hallinan who
is my gr. gr. grandfather.
Michael was born in Victoria in 1856, at the goldfields in Bendigo. Thomas
was a miner there. His wife Catherine died aged 35. The family had a hut at
Sailors Gully, Sandhurst (the old name for Bendigo). Rates records state
that they had a hut and stables. I don't know much about what this means on
the wealth side of things.
As an adult MICHAEL married Elizabeth Molloy b. 1865. in Yandoit, Vic (near
Daylesford).They married 21st August 1889. Thanks to a wonderful lady I met
via one of these email groups I now have a copy of their wedding
Michael and Elizabeth had a farm at Kerang and there they raised 9 children.
PATRICK my gr. grandfather was the 3rd born in 1893. Most of their children
stayed in the area I think.
THE FOLLOWING COMES FROM JOHN HUTCHINSON'S POST ON THE DYETT-RANCE FAMILIES. CHARLES NORTON DYETT WAS A KEY WITNESS IN THE BRUTAL MURDER CASE OF 1862.
4. Charles Norton DYETT (Charles Norton DYETT2, John DYETT1) was born 1 AUG 1832 in Holy Trinity Kingston upon Hull, was christened 13 AUG 1834 in Holy Trinity Kingston upon Hull, and died 27 AUG 1901 in 97 Buckhurst Street South Melbourne. He married Sarah HOCTOR 10 AUG 1857 in Mt Franklin Victoria, daughter of John HOCTOR and Mary MALLOY. She was born 1838 in Tipperary Ireland, and died 8 APR 1875 in Franklinford Victoria Australia. He married Margaret RANKIN 11 AUG 1883 in West Hotham, daughter of Duncan RANKIN. She was born 1856, and died 1914.
Children of Charles Norton DYETT and Sarah HOCTOR are:
+ 6 i. Charles Norton DYETT was born 20 MAY 1858 in Mt Raglan Victoria.
+ 7 ii. John William DYETT was born 11 JUL 1860, and died in Adelaide South Australia.
+ 8 iii. Benjamin Patrick DYETT was born 1863 in Yandoit Victoria, and died 1936 in Bendigo Victoria.
9 iv. Frederick Thomas DYETT was born 1865 in Daylesford Victoria, and died 1867 in Died of Accidental Burns.
+ 10 v. Frederick Thomas DYETT was born 1868 in Shepherds Victoria, and died 1921 in Broken Hill.
11 vi. Hannah Mary DYETT was born 1871 in Franklinford Victoria, and died 3 NOV 1934 in Falkner Cemetary Victoria. She married Alfred Edward TAYLOR 1898 in Franklinford Victoria.
12 vii. Martha Josephine DYETT was born 1873 in Shepherds Victoria. She married John Skinner MELROSE 1899 in Franklinford Victoria.
It is possible that the C.N.Dyett's first wife was related to the pioneers near Broadmeadows and his second wife was related to John Rankin who lived at the corner of Macaulay and Rankins Rds at Kensington.
YANDOIT STATE SCHOOL.
It seems to me that the histories of Franklinford and Yandoit cannot be considered in isolation so in closing I'll include a bit about Yandoit State School which probably gave John and Cameron Morrison a clearance just to keep Franklinford's Boys' College going for a few more years.
Star, Ballarat, 3-12-1861 page 1s. Subscription lists had been issued to raise 50 pounds to build a National School schoolhouse. This building was ready for replacement 27 years later (A. 26-10-1888 page 7.)
Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, 1-2-1889 page 3. CORRYONG. G.E.S.Robinson was leaving on promotion to Yandoit.
A. 20-5-1899 page 5. G.E.Seaborne Robinson's son was stillborn.
A. 22-1-1914 page 10. Mr Francis was leaving Yandoit for Wail. (What a crying shame!)
A. 7-3-1933. Kenneth Charles Stevens had died on the 5th at the Ballara Private Hospital at Castlemaine, aged 4. His parents were Vernon and Emmie Stevens of Yandoit S.S. Vernon's parents James and Elizabeth lived in Guildford and Emmie's parents were Frances Cave of Werona and the late Charles Cave.Vernon and Emmie's other children were Verna and Lindsay.
A. 18-9-1936 page 6. Yandoit S.S. won many awards for fodder crops.
ORIGINS OF STREET NAMES.
MILL ST possibly got its name because of Pozzi's, or an earlier miller's, flour mill.
MORRISON, FLEMING, STRAWHORN, SARTORI and probably CLARKE are streets named after pioneers.
WHYBROW and LIGAR Streets are both named after the Surveyor General, Charles Whybrow Ligar.
STUART could come from the Strawhorn property Mt Stuart or be a mistaken spelling of James Stewart's name.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS! Well, not quite. I thought I'd add a few more snippets because this cat doesn't believe that old saying. All articles and notices following are from the Argus.
The accident-prone Phillips family lived on Kangar Farm which would have been all or part of Richard Molloy's Kangar Park. Lucy, Robert Phillips' eldest daughter, was 20 when she sustained the burns from which she died, about six weeks later, in the Castlemaine Hospital. (21-7-1914 page 12.)
There is a photo of Gavan, 2, and Kelvin, 4. sons of Mr and Mrs Will Doolan of "Waverly", Franklinford, on page 6s of the Argus of 7-5-1947.Will was a good singer and received an honorable mention in the Bendigo competition in 1938.
Charles Menzies' widow, Ellen applied for probate of his will (A. 3-3-1877 page 8.)
A fire broke out in the Scheggia Bros. paddock near the Franklinford Cemetery. (A. 26-1-1933 page 11.)
Prudent Scheggia was killed when he was thrown from his horse, leaving a widow and eight daughters. (A. 22-9-1936 page 14.)
Martin Minogue, a farmer and storekeeper of Franklinford, was insolvent. (A. 23-8-1870 page 5.)
Gregory J. and Reginald A. Thomas of Franklinford had displeased the tax man.(A. 2-5-1921 page 9.)
Major T.Templeton, 4th Battalion, Victorian Mounted Rifles, was thrown from his horse when it stumbled near Guildford as he rode from Franklinford to attend a parade in Castlemaine. He was the teacher at Franklinford and President of the Fifth Class Teachers' Castlemaine Branch. 30-7 and 18-11-1889.
No doubt Franklinford residents took more care where they were walking after this snippet appeared in the paper! Robert Morris, a threshing machine operative, fell down a mine shaft when fighting a fire in a paddock of thistles. (24-1-1905.) Hopefully the thistles were not the legacy of William Campbell!
Mrs Marsh of Franklinford had provided the only fresh information about the Yandoit outrage. 7-10-1886 page 6. William Marsh died intestate on 2-10-1891. 19-2-1892 page 3.
Ann Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Ambrose Draper, and Frederick Langton Simmons of Dunolly were married at the Draper residence at Franklinford by a Wesleyan minister. 6-4-1866 page 4. I wonder if Simmons was a member of the family after which Simmons Reef at Blackwood was named.
William Strawhorn, born in Coburg, who came to Franklinford in about 1998. had died. He had been a member of the Daylesford Agricultural Society and Presbyterian Church. 30-3-1938 page 6.
An apology was tendered to Mr Fleming , ex sergeant of police, who had been blamed for a fatal incident in Daylesford when it was a policeman in that town with the same surname. Mr Fleming had been for a considerable time settled at Franklinford as a farmer. 3-10-1862 page 7. Mr Fleming was President of Mt Franklin Shire in the boom year of 1888, when a spider's web of railways was developing. He took the chair at the meeting where it was moved by JAMES MORRISON and seconded by CR. RICHETTO that a line be built from Daylesford to pass through Yandoit and join the Castlemaine-Maryborough line at Strangways. Some wanted the line to go farther west through Dry Diggings but the motion was passed. 4-5-1988 page 11.
John Winter, a Franklinford farmer, hanged himself. 26-4-1892 page 6.
Franklinford resident, Edgar Doolan, aged about 40 and a married man with children, was killed at Yandoit. A blacksmith he was helping three men to remove a hopper they had purchased from the Steele's Pioneer Reef Mine when the fatal accident occurred. 22-6-1912 page 25. (Because of his given name, I wonder if the Doolans and Morrisons were related by marriage.) Francis Doolan had become engaged. 7-10-1939 page 8.
Charles Judkins, who had been at the aboriginal station for many years, had died just like his boss after a long and painful illness borne with Christian fortitude . It would be a fair bet that this wording came from Joseph Parker! 16-9-1864 page 4.
Mr and Mrs Quine were farewelled at the Mt Prospect hall. They were moving to Franklinford where they had leased Mr Frank Dougall's Mt Franklin Estate. 26-2-1914 page 11. (Mt Prospect must have been reasonably close to Franklinford because Father Slattery who built the R.C. church at the latter in 1863, while he was at Daylesford, started building a church at Mt Prospect before leaving for Geelong in 1870. (I had to check. It is about halfway between Daylesford and Creswick near the Midlands Highway.)
Mr Hugget, still a resident of German's Gully, south of Yandoit, made a significant discovery there in about 1858. 26-10-1888 page 11. This article also described the difficulty Mr T.Price, an old Franklinford resident, had in raising funds for his mining venture. His name was Tom, as I found later, and my heart skipped a beat as I thought of Mt Tom Price. Unfortunately this mine was named after the Vice President of an American steel company, not our Franklinford pioneer.
Miss Alice Mary Sartori was entertained at Franklinford on the eve of her wedding to Mr A.MacLaren. 7-4-1938 page 12.
William Strawhorn, farmer of Franklinford left real estate valued at 4045 pounds and personal property worth 873 pounds. 3-5-1938 page 2.
DANGEROUS JIM CROW CREEK. You may have scoffed at the reference, in the chronology, to the coach being unable to cross this creek and the passengers having to spend the night at Yandoit. Two men were crossing the creek in a buggy when the horse lost its footing. One of the men made it to the bank but the other, and the buggy, were swept rapidly downstream. Some miners came to the rescue. 17-12-1860 page 6.
T.Manning of Franklinford won a prize for his 3 year old draught horse at the Daylesford Show. 21-11-1908 page 18.
Grasshoppers were threatening potato crops. 10-1-1935 page 5.
Mary and Tom Powell of Franklinford S.S. won every event in their sections at the Daylesford and District Sports. 9-1-1937 page 13.
Mr Parry of Parry-Roberts the well-known prize butter makers of Franklinford has been appointed manager of the Daylesford Butter Factory. Tenders have been let for the building of the factory and creameries at Glenlyon and Franklinford. 17-8-1892 page 6. (A lengthy letter from W.Roberts of Franklinford, possibly Miss W.Roberts, entitled HOW TO MAKE GOOD BUTTER appeared on page 4 of The Capricornian of 24-10-1896. Miss W. Roberts of Franklinford had won the champion prize at the Melbourne Agricultural Show for fresh butter in 1886. South Australian Advertiser 26-8-1886 page 5.)
NEWSPAPERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY COPIED STORIES FROM OTHER NEWSPAPERS, SO NEWS ABOUT FRANKLINFORD CAN OFTEN BE FOUND IN INTERSTATE PAPERS.
EMPIRE (SYD.)16-9-1874 page 3.Willy, 11, son of James K.Gilmore,was killed on the road between the lime kilns and Franklinford. Gilmore who lived near the lime kilns was returning home with a cart load of potatoes that he had obtained in Yandoit. After having to unload them when he became bogged and get a second, frisky, horse to extract the cart, he started to reload his cargo but the frisky horse caused the cart to overturn crushing the boy's skull. Willy was taken to Castlemaine in Mr Menzies' buggy but died minutes after admission. (The lime kilns were obviously not near the one on the west side of Limestone Creek mentioned previously in regard to the naming of Patrick Molloy's "Limestone" at Yandoit if the accident happened on the road to Franklinford.)
CORNWALL CHRONICLE (Launceston, started by J.P.Fawkner.)5-7-1869 page 3. Richard Horseman did not die for a while after his suicide attempt and made the following statement. I, Richard Horseman, state that I have contemplated self-destruction for some time past and that I was tired of my life. I had the gun loaded for three weeks previous, and on this morning I sent my wife on a message to Patrick Mahony, in order to get an opportunity to shoot myself in her absence. I placed a strap on the trigger and fastened it to a piece of wood in the partition. I caught hold of the barrel, placed its muzzle against my breast and discharged it, thereby causing the wounds from which I now suffer.
THE AUSTRALIAN NEWS FOR HOME READERS.25-6-1864 page 16. The prospectus for the formation of a tramway from Taradale via Fryer's, Kangaroo, Franklinford etc to Creswick, with a branch line from Franklinford to Daylesford is being prepared.
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. 2-12-1869 page 3. Mr Joseph Parker of Franklinford is the fortunate competitor for the Town Clerkship of the Borough of Guildford. He is contracted to perform the duties of clerk, assessor, collector of dog tax and rates, inspector of thistles and nuisances, revenue officer and surveyor for 70 pounds per annum.
SOUTH BOURKE AND MORNINGTON JOURNAL. 27-5-1885 page 2. Mrs Dempsey of Franklinford won a prize in the art union (big raffle) to raise funds for a presbytery at the Roman Catholic Church at Dandenong. (Every parish was probably given tickets to sell.Father Patrick Joseph Slattery had built the Roman Catholic Church at Franklinford in 1863 according to his biography.)
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER 6-9-1897 page 3. Tom Price, an old Franklinford resident, did manage to start a company circa 1860, and its head office was going to stay at Franklinford no matter what the far-flung shareholders thought. I will not even try to summarise the comical events that occurred during this meeting, which resulted in a take-over by the Maldon push. You've got to read the article!
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER. 26-1-1894 page 7. The Franklinford mines must have attracted very capable managers. Mr W.G.Williams, who had been manager of the Golgonda Quartz mine (in German Gully, resulting from the discovery of Mr Hugget, who had found the Golgonda line in about 1858 and still lived in the gully 30 years later) and other mines, had been appointed manager of the New Charlotte mine in Coolgardie, W.A.
STAR (BALLARAT)27-5-1862 page 1s. YANDOIT. Mr Pozzi, owner of a billiards room, had been fined 50 pounds for selling sly grog, No initial was supplied so we don't know whether it was the miller of Franklinford or one of his two brothers who became wine sellers at Daylesford.
RODDA, BENNETTS, SARTORI, TRURO, STRAWHORN, MT STUART- SEE HEC'S COMMENTS BELOW.
Frederick Hobley was a prominent member of the Victorian Police Force. The Chief Commissioner,who had come from Scotland Yard where forensic science was well developed,reorganised the Criminal Investigation Branch in 1938.Detective training courses, run by Frederick Hobley, were organised at the headquarters in Russell St, Melbourne. Frederick was an expert in photography and ballistics. He spent much of his time in investigating baffling cases and giving expert testimony in courts.(Trove.)
Frederick's father was William Henry Hobley, who was born at Schnapper Point(Mornington)on the Mornington Peninsula,Victoria,Australia in 1857. William married Elizabeth James at Main Creek (possibly Red Hill) on the Peninsula on 11-6-1884.By 1885 William and Elizabeth were settled at Rosebud on land for which William received the grant in 1890. The International Genealogical Index-Southwest Pacific shows that their first child, William Henry Hobley, was born there on 31-8-1885. Then followed George (2-2-1887),Ethel May (2-5-1889), Joseph (1-5-1894), Charles (9-8-1896), Frederick (4-10-1898), Elizabeth Violet (26-1-1901),Harold (20-6-1904)and Samuel (17-5-1906), all born at Rosebud. Their next child, Ernest, was born at Leongatha in Gippsland on 24-8-1908.A BIT MORE PEACEFUL THERE PERHAPS!
Dromana's beach was less shallow than Rosebud's and as a result the bay steamers could berth there and would carry a few passengers as well as cargo throughout the year, but in summer there would be a flood of tourists who filled the many guest houses in Dromana. Robert Henry Adams had a guest house at Adams Corner(Wattle Place on the car wash site) named after the Governor, Lord Hopetoun,who often stayed there on his way to the fort at Point Nepean. Other traps that transported tourists to Rosebud etc were driven by "Back Road Bob" Cairns and his sons, and William Hobley.
William had been transporting passengers since at least 1895 when he gained licences for three passenger and nine passenger stage coaches in the Dromana Court.In 1902 he won the contract to transport the mail between Rosebud and Mornington and his advertisements regarding parcels, passenger fares and departure times continued until 1904.
In that year William was unjustly accused of causing the flooding of the Hobson's Flat Road (otherwise known as the Back Road or Cape Schanck Rd, and now called Bayview Rd.) The area affected was west of the present Armstrong Rd where the properties of Back Road Bob (between Hobley's land and the present freeway) and Robert Henry Adams (across the Hobson's Flat road between The Avenue and Adams Ave) adjoined. Ex Councillor Robert Anderson said that the problem was caused by Hobley. This claim was denied by William and refuted by the Shire Engineer, William naming Cairns as the culprit and Moors hinting the same thing fairly strongly. (See Hobson Bay Drainage on trove, 1904.)
The Cairns/ Adams animosity came to a head in 1905 when Adams was charged with assaulting Cairns and his son, Godfrey.From the body of the court, Wiiliam Hobley offered evidence and stated that Adams had signs forbidding tresspass on his land but changed his mind when cross examined.(Trove.)
Frederick Hobley, a famous ex student of Rosebud State School, died on 5-6-1996.
It would be difficult to read any local history of Rye without encountering the surname ROWLEY. Although some local histories mention members of the pioneering families moving elsewhere,this is the exception rather than the rule. Using LIME LAND LEISURE and other peninsula histories, one of my early research projects, an entry in my PENINSULA DICTIONARY HISTORY called FAMILY CONNECTIONS aimed to explain how the bride and groom became acquainted. One connection had me baffled for over a year,that between Robert Rowley senior and Christina (or Christine) Edwards*. The mystery was finally solved because of a man whose father moved from the Mallee to Rye.
Although I did not make a note of the year, I believe that I remember seeing that Robert Rowley married in 1858 or 1859. This may have been on page 144 of LIME LAND LEISURE. Ron Doig,whose mother was a Rowley, told me that Robert,aged 38,married Chistena (my spelling,probably relying on the above book),aged 22,in 1859 in Longford, Tasmania. Either the year given was wrong or the marriage notice below was published well after the ceremony.
ROWLEY-EDWARDS - By the Rev. J Smithies, at the house of Mr Joseph Tongs, Illawarra, Christina Edwards, the only daughter of Mr William Edwards, of Newborough, Fife, Scotland, to Mr Robert Rowley, of Dromana, Victoria.
RYE CEMETERY DATA.
2717 ROWLEY Robert b1822 29/12/1911 89 Christena born London,arrived Sydney 8/7/1826
2717 ROWLEY Christena b1838 3/9/1924 86 Robert born Scotland,Both Pioneers of this District.
If Robert was 38 at the time of his wedding,this would indicate that the wedding took place in 1860 or 1861.
If Christena was 22 at the time of the wedding, this would also indicate that the wedding took place in 1860 or 1861. Thus it is likely that Robert and Chistena were married in late 1860 or very early in 1861.As an earlier notice appeared in the same newspaper on 1-1-1861, the wedding was probably in December 1860.
When I saw the residence of Joseph Tongs was at Illawarra,I immediately thought of New South Wales, but Illawarra was also a station in Gippsland. Joseph Tongs' lease* on the station may have been transferred or cancelled in 1863, accounting for his arrival in Launceston from Melbourne in that year. As roads into Gippsland would have been little more than blazed tracks circa 1860,it is likely that Peter Pidoto,for whom Robert Rowley worked at Dromana, was carrying more than timber on his vessel and was delivering supplies to the Gippsland pioneers through Port Albert and other suitable landing places.
(*Joseph Tongs may have OWNED Illawarra.)
KAYE and BUTCHART will SELL by AUCTION,on an early day, which will be duly announced,The stations known as
SWAN REACH, ILLAWARRA, KILLMORIE,and ALLANDALE,situate on the Tambo River and Lake King,etc.
(P.3,Argus,5-1-1863.) Frank Rowley's move to Stratford (Gippland, as mentioned later in the journal)) may have resulted from Robert's early familiarity with the area. The Tongs family appears to have been associated with Longford, in whose police court John Tongs, known to own 100 acres on the Cressy Estate by 1865, was fined five shillings in 1861 for not registering his dog. S.Tongs did jury service in 1862. (P.5,The Cornwall Chronicle, 3-5-1862, SUPREME COURT.
It is possible that Joseph Tongs was related to Christena or her guardian.)
At the time I was working on another entry in the dictionary history called HISTORIC ORIGINS OF STREET NAMES and I received a phone call from a descendant of James Trueman in response to my letter in DESPERATELY SEEKING. Now living in Rosebud, she had once been a customer of hairdresser, Raymond Guest, of Canterbury Rd in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. His son, Raymond, still lives in that locality and told me the origins of the street names on James Trueman's grants on the western side of Truemans Rd. He also sent me the subdivision plans of the Almaray Estate, named after his mother and father and mentioned his neighbours to the east and fronting Truemans Rd, the Doigs. A bit more phone book speculation and I was talking to Ron Doig, son of poultry farmer, Alfred Doig, who had married a Rowley "chick!", and eventually subdivided the western half of Trueman's grants as the Oceanaires Estate.
In about 1909, James Little Brown (repeatedly called John by rate collectors even though he was a councillor!) mysteriously arrived from the Mallee and transformed the ti-tree and rabbit infested land at the back of Rye into beautiful pasture.
How was it that Alf Doig and James Little Brown just happened to turn up at far-flung Rye? It all revolves around the Rowley family not being quite so tied to the Rye area as generally portrayed. It was not unusual for sons to move away from the family farm; while large families were fine for helping with harvesting, the farm could not support the sons when they were ready to start their own families. This problem was mentioned in requests for the extensions of the railway from Red Hill; lack of transport to Melbourne precluded more extensive agriculture, so sons were leaving the area. One of these was the father of George Townsend (whose letter to Cinderella was the basis of my journal about Dromana etc through the eyes of a twelve year old.) Another was Michael Cain who spent time at Sale and in Adelaide (where his daughter, Mary Agnes,who married Hill Harry Cairns, was born.)
Robert Rowley was quite the nomad. His father died in Tasmania while he was quite young and his mother married Richard Kenyon. His mother and stepfather were among the earliest lime burners at the Heads,perhaps supplying another from the Apple Isle who was a Sorrento resident in 1803, John Pascoe Fawkner. Robert did not come with them! A few years later he started his own lime burning operation in the Sorrento area with Frankston pioneer, Henry Cadby Wells who walked all the way from Melbourne with his pregnant wife, and whose daughter was the first white child born in Sorrento,on the site of the Koonya Hotel (formerly "Lugger Jack" Clark's "Mornington Hotel".)
After the 1840's depression ended the lime burning venture, Wells returned to Richmond but his bootmaking must have been profitable because by 1849 he and Robert were in partnership, crayfishing in Henry's boat, which was lucrative until the boat came down on its anchor in Westernport while they visited their families. It was at this time that Henry built Clark's Cottage (demolished for extension of the Koonya.)
Robert's first house at Rye was on the foreshore opposite the original post office. He was probably fishing at the time. But his first marital abode was probably on the east side of Carrigg St in Dromana. What had he been doing since the early 1850's?
Could he have returned to Tasmania. He married Christena Edwards at Longford, Tasmania when he was about 37 and Christina, 22. Ron Doig said the marriage took place in 1859 and Nell Arnold said that it was in 1860 but Ron had access to extensive genealogy compiled by Heather Spunner. Robert was born in 1822 and died on 29-12-1911 and Christena was born in 1838 and died on 3-9-1924, aged 86, according to Rye Cemetery records.
I have speculated that Robert had been a crewman on vessels sailing between Victoria and Tasmania during the 1850's,perhaps with Henry Cadby Wells, to account for Henry calling Robert his old shipmate,but I now realise that "Shipmate" could be in reference to their crayfishing together. However, in light of his former crayfishing and later employment by Peter Pidito, this employment cannot yet be discarded as a theory. He could also have returned to Tasmania, perhaps to live with relatives or to work as a policeman*.(Cornwall Chronicle.)
As Christina had only just been born when he first came to the heads to visit his mother and stepfather and still a toddler when he started lime burning with Wells,he obviously kept in contact with the Edwards family in some way. I have formed the impression from trove that an Edwards family was involved in export.
*An OLD COLONIST. -An old colonist at present in the Gippsland district, is Mr. R. Rowley of Rye the father of
Mr. Frank Rowley, Stratford, and Mr. R. Rowley of Rye. Mr. Rowley sen. landed in Tasmania in 1824 being then 4 years old. He there resided until 1844 when he came to Rye Victoria: where he has since lived. In Tasmania he held an appointment under the Government and received from the Crown a grant of land. Mr. Rowley is in his 88th. year. ((P.2, Mornington Standard, 18-1-1908.)
Perhaps the policeman was Robert. He would have been 2 when his father, James, was transferred to Hobart from Sydney. As illustrated previously, he had not lived at Rye all the time since his arrival and he would have been in the "Northern Isle" (a bit of Tasmanian humour) by 1841 as the following shows (unless Henry Cadby Wells walked all the way to Sorrento just on the off-chance that Robert would be waiting for them.)
It is believed that after a short stay in Frankston, Henry and Hannah made their way down to Sorrento, then known as Point Nepean. They were blessed with another daughter, Mary Louise Wells, also nick-named 'Polly', born 7-6-1841 at Sorrento and Baptised in the Church of England, Parish of St. James on the 10-10-1841. Polly was the eldest of 13 children, having 12 brothers ! ! Polly is believed to have been the first white baby born to permanent settlers of the Mornington Peninsula. (THE WELLS STORY-ONLINE.)
N.B. Henry and Hannah had to go to the original cathedral in Melbourne, St James Old Cathedral, now located at West Melbourne. St James the Less at Mt Eliza did not exist until much later.
Very soon after their marriage, Robert and Christina were at Dromana. Crown allotment 4, section 1, Kangerong of 36 acres, between the western side of the Dromana Hotel and the eastern end of Sea Quinn Close, extended south to Palmerston Ave. It was subdivided very early, the Dromana Hotel and an associated 17 acres,with John McClear's house on one acre, on the western half; the eastern half consisted of 17 acres owned by mariner, Peter Pidoto, and Holden's store on one acre. The following description of Carrigg Drive refers to the eastern half, east of the covered footpath that runs alongside the hairdresser, Kindilan Society and other shops.
P.39, A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA. Holden's General Store stood near the corner of Carrigg St. Next door to the store was a slab hut where at one time the Rowleys, later of Rye, lived. Mr Rowley worked at loading Peter Pidota's (sic) craft. (The author, Colin McLear, would have been told all this by relatives, fisherman John McLear and Mrs Holden being the pioneering neighbours near Carrigg St referred to in my journal of that name.)
P.132. The petition of 9-3-1861 leaves no doubt that Mr Rowley was Robert Rowley,his signature indicating that he was not a spelling champion,almost forgetting the w in his surname.
This was not the only connection between the Rowleys and Dromana; Robert bought land on the summit of Arthurs Seat (crown allotment 25B, section B, Wannaeue of 93 acres) in 1904, in his mid 80's, to exploit its timber. James Rowley was a member of the committee of the Dromana Sports Club when it ran its last recorded (horse) racing meeting on 11-3-1927. And now the Mallee!
Robert Rowley seems to have settled on his grants (46 and 46A, section A Wannaeue of 117 acres) south of the Trueman/Guest land, in about 1867. He had earlier lived in the house on the foreshore mentioned previously. He built a new house on his farm near the present Carboor St. In 1900 Robert was assessed on the Truemans Rd farm but by 1910 he must have moved to his third house, 17 Lyons St, Rye and James Rowley, fisherman of Rye was assessed, as he was in 1919.
At about that time, Wilfred Rowley moved to the mallee (P.145 LIME LAND LEISURE.) He spent 13 years there contracting and managing an experimental farm at Carwup, south of RedCliffs. While there he met and married Emma Shaw. He also became friendly with the Doigs. Harry Doig came to visit the Rowleys at Rye and met Dorothy Rowley whom he married in 1939.
James Little Brown.
Excerpt from the Cr J.L.Brown entry in my SHIRE OF FLINDERS journal.
Jim stayed for 18 days with Robert Rowley on the west side of Truemans Rd, south of Trueman's grant.Then he went to Melbourne and bought 1500 acres from banks and trust companies. In very short time, land was cleared, burned, fenced and sown with grass. The wire netting fences kept rabbits out and those trapped inside could not escape the inevitable.Overseen by James Cain and Robert Myers, well were dug and windmills installed to pump water into concrete troughs.
As stated earlier, Jim Brown just happened to turn up at Rye in 1909. I believe that Jim had previously lived in Rye* and Wilfred Rowley's move to the Mallee might have been suggested by Jim.
* INTESTATE ESTATES
The curator of the estates of deceased persons has obtained rules to administer the estates of the fol- lowing deceased persons under Act No. 1,060: John Barnard (de bonis non adminis), of Geelong West, who died on 2nd March 1895, £400; David Brown, of Rye, who died 8th July 1900, £3,325/0/4 etc.
(P.3, Argus, 19-7-1900.)
While I was trying to find more about this David Brown, and substituting Tootgarook for Rye, I found this mention of Raymond and Alma Guest's subdivision.
Clues and News
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 7 December 1953 p 8 Article Illustrated.
I've always had a yen for a weekend house-to get away from the city and crowds. I haven't got the house yet, but I've invested in a block of land on the Almaray Estates at Tootgarook-for only £25 deposit and£2 monthly! It's a super spot, between Rosebud and Rye, with a perfect bathing beach and a background of lovely country-side. There are several excellent blocks still available, so if you like my idea, contact Almaray Estates, 33 Edgevale Rd,, Kew. UM4212.
By the way,it was Harry Doig from the Mallee who ensured that the area's name became Tootgarook and not Birkdale which Whitaker's Tourist bus advertisements called it because of Birkdale House on the east corner of Carmichael St.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 12 December 1938 p 15 Advertising
... omce cent_5775 DROMANA Rosebud Birkdale Rye - Whltaker s leave Whlglit ? 110 Flinders st 9 30 a m 5 p m
Raymond Guest was clever, sneaking advertisements into gossip type columns such as clues and news and:
Easter Parade of theShopping Spy.
I love swimming and sunbathing and the man in my life likes fishing and shooting-so we're unanimous in our praise of theAlmaray Estates at Tootgarook, a gorgeous spot on the Mornington Peninsula, between Rosebud and Rye. A new subdivision of land has recently been made and excellent blocks are available at moderate prices (cash or £25 deposit and £2 monthly). During Easter, see Mr. Guest at end of Morris st., otherwise contact
Almaray Estates, 33 Edgevale rd., Kew. (P.8, Argus, 8-4-1954.)
This journal arises from my journal HOW DID SARAH WILSON LEAD ME TO HENRY TUCK? Two years ago when I read Hec Hanson's MEMOIRS OF A LARRIKIN and saw the mention of George and Ollie,I assumed that George was related to William Johnstone, the grantee of 20C Wannaeue. Armed with genealogical information from Petronella Wilson's GIVING DESTINY A HAND, I realised that George Johnstone could not be a descendant of Sarah Wilson. Just to be sure, I contacted Christie Johnstone, son of the grantee's brother, Robert Henry Johnstone and Catherine, daughter of Henry Tuck Jnr. Christie confirmed that George Johnstone was not related and thought that George had lived near Red Hill.
Peter Wilson's THE CAIRNS FAMILY OF BONEO shows that Alex Cairns and Janet Dalgleish were married in Scotland. Their tenth and last child was Walter who married Florence Laughton. Their children were Edna,Jean and Olive.
Trove shows that Walter was involved with the Boneo cricket and tennis club and after the opening of the latter's court (1911,if I remember correctly), the members were entertained at Walter's property "Eureka". It also shows that he was later at Main Ridge. In 1910, Walter was assessed on 87 acres of Barker's and 103 acres, which should have been 143 acres being crown allotment 2, Wannaeue, granted to Alexander who called it (Menstries?) Main. In 1919, Mrs Helen Cairns had this property which was correctly described as 143 acres.
One genealogy page stated that Olive Millicent Cairns,born in 1908, married George Johnstone. The My Heritage page showing all Cairns-Sabine results has a photo of Ollie and shows that she died in 1990.
Diane Johnstone has a page which shows that George's father, George Johnston was born at Yering in 1866, married Sophia Harrison and died at Dromana in 1949. Now,there was a George Johnston at Sunbury in the early 1860's, who was granted land in the Buttlejork (west of Jacksons Creek) part of the town,wrote letters to the Melton Road Board and was appointed in 1865 as one of the trustees of land reserved for the Church of England at Sunbury. Then he seems to have disappeared. The fact that land on De Castella's estate at Yering, Victoria's first vineyard (as wikipedia puts it)was advertised in 1864 might have had something to do with his disappearance!
I have forgotten most of the information that I learned from I.W.Symonds BULLA BULLA, but I do remember that there were some prominent early vineyards at Sunbury: (Bubeck's?)on Vineyard Lane near The Gap, Eadie's Ben Eadie,and two run by politicians, Francis (Goonawarra) and James Stewart Johnston (Craiglee.)
MY MESSAGE TO DIANE JOHNSTONE.
I am more interested in George Johnston's son, George Johnstone. He could be the George Johnstone who married Olive Millicent Cairns (born to Walter Cairns and Florence, nee Laughton,in 1908) and had three children: Alexander, Heather and Ian. I write local history for family historians as itellya on family tree circles. My journal HOW SARAH WILSON LED ME TO HENRY TUCK concerns another Johnstone family which lived near Main Ridge on Shoreham Rd and Roberts Rd.
In MEMOIRS OF A LARRIKIN, Hec Hanson told an amusing tale about George and Ollie Johnston. " A lady from over on Purves Rd, Ollie Johnson (nee Cairns), used to come to the dances (at the Main Ridge hall) on her own.Her husband,George, didn't dance and would stay home with the kids.One night I got her up for a dance,and as we waltzed around the hall Cocko (Harold Wilson) flicked grass burrs in her direction. These would cling to her dress. We often wondered what George thought about this when she arrived home."
I will be mentioning in the above-mentioned journal that George was not descended from Sarah Wilson, whose daughter Matilda married William Johnson. (Their son, William changed the family name to Johnstone by deed poll.) However I will write a separate journal: GEORGE AND OLLIE JOHNSTONE OF PURVES ROAD NEAR ROSEBUD, VICTORIA to provide background information about the Cairns, Haughton etc families. I wonder if George Johnston's wife was related to the family of Alf Harrison after which Harrisons Rd near Dromana was named.
That would be him. A few of the Johnston(e) clan moved to Main Ridge area from Gruyere, Colstream, Lilydale area. My grandfather was George's brother and Aunty Ol' a lovely lady. I will pass the anecdote above to Alec, I'm sure he'll love it. I will see what I can find out about Harrison. I've never found anything connecting her to Alf Harrison though. Thank you for the invitation to your information, it is hugely appreciated.
AN EMAIL FROM GEORGE AND OLLIE'S SON, ALEX.
I am the Alex Johnstone you referred to in the email to Diane Howden . I am the son of George and Olive (nee Cairns) . With reference to your ï¿½How Wilson led me to Tuckï¿½ I have a great deal of curiosity as to how Walter Cairns my grandfather. The only one to marry of a large family living in what was at the time a backwater of Boneo met and married Florrie Laughton a member of a well off family ( Laughtons Foundry creswick st. Footscray) I believe the main connection to Melb at the time would be by steamer up the bay.
There in must lay a story the truth of which I guess I will never learn.
I have read the book by Hec Hansen (I have vague memories of him) that was the first I heard of the burr incident when i read the book.
There has been considerable research done on the Cairns family by Ray Cairns also a Google search of the Cairns family of Boneo will reveal that nearly everyone on the southern peninsular was related at some early stage.
As for the Wilsonï¿½s were they from what I have been led to believe Wilson, Cairns. Purvis, Rowley and a number of old families that are all related in some form or other
I will try to send this email and if you receive it and if you feel I may be able to help in your search just ask the question and I will endeavor to answer.
MY SECOND REPLY.
I now believe that the connection between Walter Cairns and Flo Laughton took place at Flinders. William Brent married Flo's sister, Elizabeth (Bessie.) W.C.Brent was on the Flinders Park committee of management by 1896 and was in the area until about 1910. After David Cairns* fell from a wagon while intoxicated and was partly paralysed, his missus ran a boarding house in Flinders for a long time, so Walter probably met Flo during a visit to Flinders.
*While I was looking in my THE CAIRNS FAMILY OF BONEO notes for details of David's accident and the tenure in the boarding house, I found something that confirms my theory about Walter and Flo meeting at Flinders.
It was Blacks Camp Davey (1842-1923) who was involved in the accident. He was the second child and son of David Cairns and Janet Thompson who had married in Scotland,and married Elizabeth Russell. During his teens he had driven the cart for Benjie Shaw (who later established the Kangerong guest house in Dromana.) Then his early connection with Flinders started, with David working for Sam Tuck, stock riding for the Barkers (Boneo and Flinders), and breaking horses for Robert Anderson (Barragunda at Cape Schanck and much land in the parish of Flinders.) He also worked on the Cape Schanck lighthouse, South Channel Fort, and for T.B.Muntz on Main Creek Rd.
After David's accident in 1897,the Blacks' Camp property (probably crown allotment 29, parish of Fingal, of 52 acres 2 roods and 25 perches opposite the Cape Schanck turn off, granted to D.Cairns on 19-1-1888) was sold and he and Elizabeth started the Oaklands guest house in Flinders which was finally sold in 1919.
Walter (1870-1956) was, as stated earlier, the son of Alexander Cairns and Janet (nee Dalgleish.) Not surprisingly,he had a sister named Janet (1859-1909) who married William Brent and was buried at Flinders. Just in case you thought that William Brent was a bigamist, I'd better point out that Janet married William C.Brent the Flinders Park trustee, not the bloke that married Bessie Laughton.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 20 August 1909 p 1 Family Notices
DEATHS.. BRENT. - On the 16th August, Janet, the dearly beloved wife of W. C. Brent, and mother of J. R. and A. C. Brent, of Flinders, aged 49 years and 5 ... 1115 words
ALEX JOHNSTONE'S REPLY TO MY FIRST REPLY.
My first reply outlined the many Wilson families including those of Sarah Wilson and the unrelated Henry William Wilson, who both started on the Survey, Ray Cairns' birth at his great grandma Neville's at South Melbourne (her daughter had married Michael Cain; hence Neville St on the Cains' Tyrone) etc. Then I asked:
1.Where was George and Ollie's property in Purves Rd in relation to the Purves' Green Hills and the Brady property Mount Evergreen?
2.Also, how big was it and what kind of farming was done?
3.I know that Walter Cairns' property at Boneo was called "Eureka".
(a) Was this crown allotment 2 Wannaeue, including the cemetery?
(b) Was his later property at Main Ridge the one where George and Ollie lived and if not, where was it?
THE REPLY(with my comments in italics.)
Thanks XXX for the info re Wattie & Flo It seems like the probable turn of events.
I have formed a few conclusions, maybe quite likely wrong over the years that I will run past you. Firstly I feel that the Cairns family bought some wealth with them from Scotland,(1) Elizabethâs limestone house at Rosebud Hospital. (2)Edna ( Watties eldest Daughter) & Ned Edmonds limestone house with substantial annex near the Boneo hall.(3) Ray and Charlieâs substantial houses at the Schanck (4) Watties 2 room limestone house at Purves Rd , with substantial annex , furnished with high value cedar and marble topped furniture , even fitted out for gas lighting. Not the picture of pioneer families usually presented, (ie) Slab huts and bullock drays hard work and deprivation. The exception to this seems to be the now non existent Eureka. I believe to have been on the left of Boneo Rd 5 or so Km past the Boneo school. Somewhere opposite a property once owned by Lou Gaffer. The Edmonds place extended from Browns Rd up to and included the cemetery. I believe it would have been inherited from the original settler family , I think it also included the large bald hill , now a vineyard, at the end of Duels rd ,later sold to Bert Herman by Ned and Edna.
MONEY. It is likely that Robert Cairns brought some money from Clackmannan when he came out in 1852, as his wife's parents,the Drysdales (pioneers on the other side of the bay)would seem to have done as well. (The mention of Jean White,later in the reply is interesting because Robert White Senior, father of Blooming Bob White and grandfather of Bullocky Bob White, i.e.Robert James>Robert White, came from Clackmannan too and if I remember correctly, his wife's maiden name was Cairns.All the details of this are in my HILL HILLIS journal and Family Tree Circle's toolaroo is about to publish a book about the family.) Robert was intending to farm on Little Scotland (crown allotment 2 section A Wannaeue on the north east corner of Boneo and Browns Rds)but soon turned to lime burning which was so profitable that he was able to assist his brothers, Alex and David to come out in 1854. I believe that their initial capital was greatly increased by this trade , and that the dispersal from Little Scotland and increased emphasis on farming in the 1870's, was due to increased competition from limestone quarries closer to Melbourne, such as at Lilydale. While all the descendants managed to buy land, they were comfortable rather than rich and poor, with David's James of Alva Hill becoming rabbit inspector for the shire and his brother Harry was known as Carrier Harry, and the farming being mainly of the subsistence variety apart from when a contract could be won, such as supplying chaff for cabmen's horses to Stringer's store at Sorrento.
HOUSES. 1.The house at the Rosebud hospital, where Elizabeth died was Eleanora and has heritage protection. See Mornington Peninsula Shire Heritage Study which contains a photo and historical information but not the name. This is on 13AB section A Wannaeue, bounded by the highway, Boneo Rd, Eastbourne Rd and almost Chinaman's Creek,which was purchased by Eleanora Davey and William in the early 1900's, Davey building Eleanora and William in 1919 being assessed on 64 acres of 13AB*.
(*13B of section A Wannaeue, now housing the shops, bottleshop and possibly the medical superclinic at the west corner of Boneo Rd, consisted of 5 acres and from about 1920 was known as Martin's Corner because of Martin's shop which probably still serves as the Blue Mini cafe.)
2.EDNA AND NED EDMONDS'. This was crown allotment 3, section A, parish of Wannaeue, of 143 acres 2 roods and 16 perches at the north west corner of Boneo and Browns Rds with frontages of 718 and 800 metres respectively. This was granted to Walter's father, Alex (and R.Amos, who according to the late Ray Cairns never came to Australia.)
In the last available rate record of 1919, Miss Helen Cairns ((1869-1946) of Boneo, daughter of Alex and sister of Walter, was assessed on 144 acres (c/a 3, A, Wannaeue, this property) and 135 acres(part 13A, section B,Wannaeue.) The 135 acre property would have been the land, mentioned later by Alex, at the end of Duell's Rd. Crown allotment 13A is between the end of Duells Rd (the midpoint of the western boundary) and Purves Rd,indicated roughly by Melway B-F 8 (bottom half) and 9 (top half.)It is likely that this land adjoined Quamby but as the parish map has no acreage for 13A, I can' be sure.
In 1921, Helen and Walter's brother, William, had 64 acres at Martin's Corner but was probably living on "121 acres part 20A, section B, Wannaeue "(probably the whole of 21C, the Brady family's Mount Evergreen, sold when William Brady died and his wife, Rosa nee Roberts, moved back to Rosebud near her beloved Methodist Church.) Mount Evergreen was at Melway 171 K 10,172 A 10.
3. Maroolaba, near Pattersons Rd. I think there's a photo of this in LIME LAND LEISURE. When the grant was obtained the cost of the house (and other improvements) came off the purchase price according to the late Ray Cairns. Details in my transcript TALKING HISTORY WITH RAY CAIRNS.
4.WATTIE'S ON PURVES RD. This was QUAMBY and was south of Davos St (not Davies Lane), according to later information in Alex's email. It was probably west of the bend in Purves Rd (Melway 171 F 9-10.)
5. EUREKA.At about 5km south of the Boneo school, Eureka would be at approximately Melway 259 part C, D1 or 2, on land granted to William or James Patterson or nearer the Cape Schanck turn off,"Blacks Camp" David Cairn's grant, crown allotment 29 Fingal of 52 acres 2 roods and 25 perches. Walter might have bought David's grant after the latter's accident in 1897.(See near end for details about Walter's time on Eureka.
The transition from Eureka to Purves Rd (Quamby) I suspect again was the result of an inheritance of some sort around the 1910 -1920 period .approx 80 acres Here lived Florrie, Wattie and Daughter Olive . The properties Green hills and Mt Evergreen ring no bells with me.
This 80 acre property, Quamby, may have adjoined, or been part of, the 135 acre property on which Walter's sister, Helen was assessed in 1919. As Helen did not die until 1946, it is more likely that the 80 acre Quamby adjoined the 135 acre property at the end of (and obviously accessed by) Duells Rd.
Enter George Johnstone. He purchased around 180 acres next door to Quamby (Arthurs Seat side)including what is now called Davies Lane around the 1930,s from Jimmy Purves. Nature took its course and a marriage looked like happening between George and Ollie. George lived in a shed so decided a house was required so got a brick mould and built a wheel barrow , found a sandy bank at the headwaters of the Drum Drumolock? creek and made the bricks to build a 4 room house opposite the Pig and Whistle cafe on Purves Rd.
The Pig and Whistle (which the owner told me used to be a dairy farm) is at Melway 171G8,directly across Purves Rd from Davos St, which is virtually the southern boundary of 29AB Wannaeue, whose northern boundary is 84 metres south of the Wilsons Rd corner.
lot7- Green Hills being Allotments 29A and 29B, parish of Wannaeue, county of Mornington, containing 301 acres 1 rood 20 perches agricultural and grazing land fenced and subdivided, timber rung and partly cleared, well adapted for orchards, prettily situated in the Arthurs Seat Range from which is obtained extensive views of the bay and Southern Ocean.
(P.2, Argus, 25-3-1891. Sale of the estate of Prof. Hearn of Heronswood, Column 6.)
The Purves would have been leasing Green Hills before the sale because it was while they were building the dairy there in about 1888 that some aborigines scared the living daylights out of two young girls at Tootgarook, as detailed in MEMOIRS OF A LARRIKIN. Thus it was the southern 180 acres of Green Hills that became George Johnstone's farm. George would have got the material for his bricks at Melway 171 D8, the headwatersof the Drum Drum Alloc Creek.
Along came Alex , Heather and Ian. Wattie and Florrie became older and George and Ollie purchased Quamby. Wattie and Florrie then moved over to middle daughter Jean Whites place on Main Creek RD The substancial house on Quamby fell into disrepair and is now unfortunately non existent.
Couple of other things , I can remember Hec Hansen and I think Alf Hansen shooting kangaroos off horse back with high powered rifles in the Waterfall gully area.I also have a cup, legend has it,that was won by a horse Wattie owned at the Boneo racecourse situated opposite Ken Spunner's (Bunnings)
I'm looking for references to the racecourse and Eureka, but none of the reports or advertisements mention the farm's name except the tennis court opening.
TO STAND THIS SEASON AT Walter Cairns' Farm, Boneo, THE ROADSTER STALLION TIT WILLOW.
(P.3, Mornington Standard, 21-9-1907.) In the summer of 1904-5, Rajah the 20 race winner from India stood at Eureka in between stints at Brady's Mount Evergreen and Randall's Hindhope (the Rosebud Plaza site east to First Avenue and including Hope St.)Walter won prizes at the Dromana and Flinders shows for tomatoes, vegetables and fat lambs.
Tennis. OPENING OF BONEO COURT. After being unavoidably postponed for some time, the opening of the Boneo tennis court was held on Saturday, April 8th. There was a good attendance, and the weather was all that could be desired. The opening set was played by the secretary (Miss Cairns) and Mrs W. Cairns again Miss A. Baker and Miss E. Cairns, the latter coming off victorious after some exciting play. Several sets were played, and the vice-president (Mr E. Cairns) in a short speech declared the court open. Afternoon tea was then served. The President (Mr Richard Baker) was not able to attend, as he is convalescent after a severe illness, but all expressed the hope that he would soon be about again. A very enjoyable evening was spent at 'Eureka,' the residence of Mr Walter Cairns. (P.3,Mornington Standard, 22-7-1911.)
Eureka was opposite a property owned by Lou Gaffer.
Mr. J. Gafer, of Boneo Rd., advised council that he has leased a portion of property, and desires to use a portion of swamp for the purpose of in tense culture. The council will ascertain the legal position re the right to drain.(P.10,Standard, Frankston,11-4-1946.)
All what I have entered here as facts come with the proviso that you are able to cross reference them with info from another source
I hope it all makes sense and fills in some spaces for you, If I can be of further assistance just ask
JOHNSTONE BROTHERS OF DARUM AND THEIR LAND NEAR BONEO????
CAN PARISH MAPS BE WRONG? OH YES THEY CAN.
Anyone can make a mistake and copyists in the Lands Department could be excused for accidentally writing 297 instead of 279 when there is so much,often microscopic, detail to copy. That's what seems to have happened to crown allotment 4,section 3, parish of Kangerong, Robert Caldwell's "Dromana Hill",later known as Fairy Vineyard.
POSTSCRIPT. Boundary dimensions were given in links(hundredths of a chain or 20.1168 centimetres) and were written in almost microscopic numerals.These would have been clear enough on original paper maps unless a copyist had slightly smudged them, but in a photocopy of a photocopy the number of links seems to be different every time you look at it or change the angle of the magnifying glass. I have stated below that the southern boundary of crown allotment 4, section 3, Kangerong was 2258 links,but the online map showed that it was 3500 links. As a result the area of this allotment is probably correct.
The following was originally written in an email about Tar Barrel Corner but is deemed to warrant a journal.
I called in on Keith Holmes while I was at Bentons Square and in the short time available before he headed off to get laser treatment on his eyes, I showed him the comments under my post 1940 and Back To journal re the date and venue because he had not yet been contacted about it. Seems very keen and was looking forward to reading the three Cleine comments with his newly lasered eyes after his appointment.
I thought I had read that Keith's wife, Shirley,was a McIlroy*,so I checked and found that she was a Burston. Keith answered in the affirmative when I asked if she was related to George Burston and added that George had a house in Dromana.
*I had read it, not in a dream or Hill 'n' Ridge as I had thought but in an email about the location of some former hill and ridge residents and I quote:
Back again xxx,
Just a few thoughts that I hope may be helpful. I think that Keith Holmes wife Shirley may have been a McIlroy, but not sure.
I am sure that Hec Hanson mentioned the Burstons in MEMOIRS OF A LARRIKIN. (There's an index at the end.)
In the Shire of Flinders rate record of 1919- 1920, George Burston of Fitzroy was assessed on land in the central riding as follows:
189 acres part c/a 4, s(section) 3K (Kangerong); 80 acres c/a 25 c W (Wannaeue); 440 acres c/a 28A and 28B.
In the West Riding, George was assessed on:
268 acres part c/a 1, 2, section B,W. and 100 acres part c/a 2, section B, W.
Description of George Burston's land.
In 1919-20,George had apparently not yet bought his house in Dromana. In 1875, the rate record of the newly formed shire of Flinders and Kangerong consisted of about 10 pages at the most but by 1919 many farms had been subdivided and Dromana (town) residents were listed on pages 102 to 112 with the Kangerong Estate on page 113 and central riding farms from page 114 to 134 where the Dromana Estate started.
CROWN ALLOTMENT 4, SECTION 3, KANGERONG (Melway 159 J-K 9-12.189 acres part c/a 4, s(section)3 K.)
Consisting of 297 acres 2 roods and 29 perches, this was granted to Robert Caldwell (after whom Caldwell Rd was named) who also received the grant to crown allotment 10B.
Crown allotment 4 was bounded on the west by the wedge shaped town common, cum gravel reserve, (which ran from a spot over Boundary Rd from Jetty Rd to Arthurs Seat Rd. The remaining vestige of the wedge shape of this reserved land, now part of Arthurs Seat State Park, can be seen in Melway 159 H-J 11-12 . The width and southern extent of c/a 4 was exactly that of the quarry property shaded grey. The c/a 6 grants of "Simon the Belgian" as Colin McLear put it,(H.B.Simon, after whom Simon's Cutting was named) fronted the road reserve south of the quarry land.
Crown allotment 4 also contained the streets east of Hillview Quarry Rd to about 205 Boundary Rd. This estate was possibly subdivided by Dromana's whirlwind Progress Association president, Spencer Jackson, ,judging by the name of Jacksons Way, after his sales of the Foreshore Estate (on Lou Carrigg's former Racecourse and footy ground land behind the Dromana Hotel) and the Panorama Estate (where streets names indicated a view of Mt Macedon and the You Yangs) in 1927.
Which portion of c/a 4 did George own or occupy. Its Boundary Rd frontage was 4000 links(half a mile or 800 metres but because of the wedge shape of the gravel reserve,the southern boundary was 2258 links*.The depth of c/a 4 was 8100 links. The depth of the estate is 35 chains (3500 links) and the boundary between the estate and the grey quarry land is 39 chains. The depth of the estate (3500 links) multiplied by its mean width (3950 links) gives a result of 136.5 acres.
(*As stated in the POSTSCRIPT above, the southern boundary was 3500 links, not 2258 so the surveyor's very complicated calculation of crown allotment 3 is probably very close to the mark. Alterationsin thecalculation are in bold type.
The quarry land has a mean depth of 4650 links (half of the sum of 4500 links and 4800 links) and a mean width of 3700 links (half of the sum of 3900+ 3500). Length by width gives a result of 172 acres. If we add these two calculated areas, there is a total of 308 acres, about 10 acres MORE than stated on the parish map..*
However it is clear that George had land in both present portions of crown allotment 4. Were the streets named after counties and Anne named because of George Burston, Spencer Jackson or some later owner?
* It is possible that the surveyor wrongly calculated the area of crown allotment 4 (called Dromana Hill by Robert Caldwell and Fairy Vineyard by coachbuilders Elliot and Stevenson). The town common and c/a 4 form a rectangle adjoining the east boundary of "Gracefield" (Bryan's Cutting.) The northern boundary was 6 chains (the common) plus 40 chains ("Dromana Hill") making a total of 46 chains. The depth was fairly constant at 81 chains. This gives an area of 372.6 acres.
As stated, the combined calculated area of the town common and Dromana Hill was 372.6 acres. The online map describes the town common as crown allotment 4A but does not give its acreage. Relying on my paper map is risky but it does seem to describe the gravel reserve as consisting of 91 acres and two roods. If we deduct this from the combined 372.6 acres, the acreage of Dromana Hill would seem to be 281.1 acres, fairly close to the total of the housing estate and Hillview Quarry land (279.7 acres) and far short of the 297 acres on the parish map.
CROWN ALLOTMENT 25c WANNAEUE.(80 acres c/a 25 c W .)
This (sort of)triangular allotment, consisting of 79a. 2r. 16p, was granted to the Freehold, Investment and Banking Company of Aust. on 25-6-1905. Across Purves Rd from Seawinds and fronting Arthurs Seat Rd.,it is indicated by Melway 171 F-G1 and some of F2.
CROWN ALLOTMENTS 28a AND 28b, WANNAEUE. (440 acres c/a 28A and 28B.)
GET TO BED!
Do you have a copy of Georgiana's Journal (Melbourne 1841-1865) edited by Hugh McCrae.
The copy that I have is stamped McCrae Homestead. I paid the expensive price of 20c at Parkdale Op Shop. Such an interesting read.
No,I don't have a copy and congratulate you on your bargain purchase at the op shop. I first read the book back in 1988 when I started adding to the 1.5 foolcap pages that then constituted the history of Tullamarine. Georgiana's description of Richard Hanmer Bunbury (an early grantee in the parish of Tullamarine) was superb, her detail (re pioneers) probably only surpassed by Harry Peck in MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN.
Your message prompted me to see if the book was available online. It doesn't seem to be in e-book form but Marie Fel's book is, and the following result* led me to information about George Smith's Woolooowoolooboolook (as it is written in Georgiana's Journal.)
*I succeeded once - Page 305 - Google Books Result
Marie Hansen Fels - 2011 - âHistory
But the editor of Georgiana's journal, her grandson Hugh, has been damningly criticised in a recent PhD thesis2 for his prejudiced and manipulative changes to ...
Owen Cain arrived in about 1943 and soon after his arrival,his four year old daughter (Sarah Ann?)who was born in America en route from Ireland,wandered away from "Tyrone" (near Tyrone beach west of Rye's White Cliff.) The story of her ordeal was recorded by young George McCrae; details are included in my LOST journal. At this time, Georgiana was still in Melbourne socialising with Governor Latrobe. One thing that puzzled me was young George's description of the Wooloowooloooboolook homestead being six miles along the Cape Schanck road from his own home.This would place Smith's homestead near Pattersons Rd, Fingal.
In LIME LAND LEISURE, C.N.Hollinshed mentioned that this run was added to the Tootgarook Run in 1850 by Hobson, who then requested that the expanded run be transferred to James Purves. No indication of the location of Smith's run was provided.
Marie Fels expended enormous effort to establish the burial site of Johnny,George McCrae's aboriginal hunting mate,who died after returning from his trip to America with George Smith. He was carried to the burial site, just south of the (McCrae) lighthouse, by George himself, Johnny's distraught father and relatives lining the grave and tying the body in a seated posture.
This land was part of George Smith's lease, described thus by George Smith.
"Having promised Mr McCrae the small piece of land opposite his residence at Arthurs Seat of which I beg leave to offer a description. I request that it be added to the lease about to be issued to him."
Smith described the land as, "the small piece of land between the Cape Schanck rd and the sea commencing near the rocks at the point known as St Anthony's Nose and ending at the creek at the junction of the Point Nepean and Cape Schanck roads nearly opposite the end of Mr McCrae's paddock fence."
(P.314, I SUCCEEDED ONCE.)
Marie Fels believed that the creek was Coburns Creek but it would have been ADAMS CREEK which now lies underneath The Avenue. Descendants of Henry Everest Adams believe that the Rosebud pioneer beached his ship near today's Wattle Place at about the time that the McCraes obtained the lease of Arthurs Seat and was granted 750 acres of land. An Adams family historian has disputed the year of the Captain's arrival, given as 1845 in the Dromana Pioneer Pathway, believing that crown allotment 20 Wannaeue was part of the Arthurs Seat run and Captain Adams would have arrived after 1851.
Crown allotment 20 is between The Avenue and Parkmore Rd, extending south to Bayview Rd. The boundary fence described by George Smith probably ended at or near Adams Creek and the Cape Schanck road junction (with the Point Nepean road) was probably today's Wattle Place. I believe that Captain Adams was granted a (hush hush)lease of the WANNAEUE VILLAGE Reserve (crown allotment 20)for services rendered to the government, perhaps bringing ticket of leave men from Van Dieman's Land circa 1841 to overcome a labour shortage, or shipping supplies from Singapore. The "so-called 750 acre grant" could have also included a lease of land later granted to Back Road Bob Cairns and others on the south east side of what Georgina McCrae called the MOUNTAIN ROAD (later Cape Schanck Rd/ the back road/Hobson's Flat Rd/ Bayview Rd.) The 750 acres could also be a distorted memory of 75 acres of Wannaeue Village purchased as a grant in the 1870's as a pre-emptive right.
I believe George Smith's Wooloowoolooboolook was on the foreshore from Anthony's Nose to Adams' Creek and ran east to at least Jetty Rd, perhaps Boneo Rd (where crown allotments are labelled NO SECTION.) I also believe that Smith's run included crown allotments 5 and 6,section A,Wannaeue, between Boneo Rd and (today's)Old Cape Schanck and now occupied by most of the Rosebud Country Club golf course. Granted to James Purves these allotments may have been the site of the Wooloowoolooboolook homestead where the(so-called*) Mrs Smith nursed young Sarah Ann Cain back to health.
*Marie Fels gives details of the relationship!
The parish map indicates the north east corner of these allotments is roughly 23 983 links from the Arthurs Seat homestead; that's about 240 chains or THREE miles. The south east corner, adjoining the Cairns family's Little Scotland was 5330 links farther south west, about five eighths of a mile. Young George probably didn't have a parish map,odometer or trundle wheel to check his estimate of the distance between his home and Smith's so I guess SIX MILES was a reasonable guess.
Another possible location involved other James Purves grants, crown allotments 1,2 and 3 of the parish of Fingal, bounded by The Dunes and Limestone,Truemans and Sandy Rds (Melway 252B4) but this was too far from Cape Schanck Rd to be correct and was probably part of the Boniyong (Boneo) run.
Georgiana's Journal and Marie Fels' I SUCCEEDED ONCE are both well-worth a read.
In A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA, Colin McLear discussed many of the pioneers of the 5 280 acre Jamieson's Special Survey, today's Safety Beach, but also extending east to the line of Bulldog Creek Rd. Petronella Wilson's GIVING DESTINY A HAND mentions several more. One of these was George Young Junior.
I am guessing that Thomas Oliver Young was his nephew or great nephew.
YOUNG.-On the l2th May, at 33 Nelson road, Newport, Thomas Oliver, third beloved son of Mary and the late W. W. Young; brother of George,Frank, Andrew, Joe, Elsie and Grace Young. Aged 30 years 6 months. Atrest. Funeral Notice. YOUNG. - The friends of the late Mr Thomas O. Young are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of internment, Williamstown Cemetery. The funeral will leave the residence of his mother, 33 Nelson-road, Newport, at 3 p.m. THIS DAY (Saturday), May 14. -Thomas Lonsdale; Undertaker, Williams town and Newport. (P.2, Williamstown Chronicle, 14-5-1910.)
I make this wild guess because there is so little else (from trove)to indicate that George Young junior ever existed and there are several possible links. The first link is that George Young junior died at Williamstown in 1916. The second is that Thomas had a brother named George. The third is that the second given name of Thomas was Oliver. The fourth is that Thomas had a brother named Andrew.
The first two links need no explanation. Oliver was the name of George's father in law, who died about four years before George's first marriage in 1855. Andrew might have been the name of the father of Janet White, George's second wife who bore him 10 more children. Now these given names were fairly common but you never know!
GEORGE YOUNG'S STORY.
I'll give you the ending before the start!
YOUNG.-In loving memory of my dear husband, George Young, who died 29th September, 1916, in his 86th year, at his son - in - law's, James Johnson, jun , 5 Garden street, Williamstown, leaving a wife and a large family of sons and daughters.-Inserted by his loving wife.(P.2, Williamstown Chronicle, 29-9-1917.)
WHAT MAKES GEORGE YOUNG MYSTERIOUS.
The presence and location of many pioneers is made known through parish maps and ratebooks. If somebody was not a grantee, it can usually be worked out,with great difficulty, where they were living. However, George Young and probably many other pioneers (especially tenants on Jamieson's Special Survey and those leasing crown land)have slipped under the radar because they have moved on before Road Boards were formed and started assessing residents.
The first Kangerong Road Board assessment in 1864 just caught a Connell involvement on the Survey; somebody called Connell had his rates paid at the last minute by somebody called Wilson. George Young had already moved
on,probably to 16 acres in the parish of Balnarring but that was in the future Flinders Road District, where the first assessment was in 1869. If it had been in 1870,we would not have known he was there either.(See the Flinders RoadBoard assessments below.) It is a rare stroke of luck to pinpoint where a pioneer was living from trove. This information is more likely to come from family folklore or an old title deed.
I initially suspected that George Young might be related to Robert Coxen Young or Henry Young. The first was granted 21B Kangerong of 121 acres(Melway 161 E 10-11)and was assessed for a few years, possibly selling out or leasing to the Counsels. The latter owned or leased the 249 acre Gracefield (Melway 159 H9 to the Seahaze Estate at G12.) I think both were men of means and the following, from GIVING DESTINY A HAND, makes it unlikely that George was related.
George's father, also George, was born in Birmingham and, convicted of stealing brushes at the age of 16 was transported to Van Dieman's Land in 1820. Having served his time, he married Charlotte, who had been convicted of highway robbery, in 1826 and George Junior was born in 1828. Charlotte was murdered by being pushed into a fire when the boy was about 7 and his father later married Elizabeth Jones (who had been transported for stealing a purse.)George's father and stepmother were recorded as passengers to the Port Phillip District (Victoria) in 1848. Petronella Wilson speculated that George (junior)worked his passage across and mentioned no siblings (which surely there were unless there was a reproduction problem.)
George Young junior married Jane Wilson at Sarah Wilson's house on the Survey on 18-4-1855. Jane had been born in 1834 to Oliver and Sarah Wilson and had been about 7 when the family arrived on 12-1-1841. George was now 25 and his occupation was given as carpenter. On the same day, possibly simultaneously, Jane's sister, Matilda, married William Johnson. The two couples later moved to Melway 255 H-J 1 with George Wilson, brother of the brides.George and Jane had five children:Jane Ann, George, Mary Jane, John and Sarah.
Jane died at 29 shortly after Sarah's birth on 12-8-1863 and the baby was taken in by Matilda and William. On 2-1-1866,George married Janet White, an orphaned 18 year old from Mt Martha. George Wilson and his fiancee, Mary Jane Connell were witnesses; Mary Jane's father, Anthony, had been granted a huge area of land across three chain road from the grants of Andrew White, who may have been Janet's father.
IN the SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA : Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.-In the Will of ANDREW WHITE, late of Tubba Rubba, In the parish of Moorooduc; In tho County of Mornington, in the Colony of Victoria, Farmer, Deceased. -Notice Is hereby given, that, after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof, application will be made to tho Supreme Court of the colony of Victoria, in its Ecclesiastical jurisdiction, that PROBATE of tho LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of Andrew White, late of Tubba Rubba, in the parish of Moorooduc, in tho county of Mornington, in the colony of Victoria, farmer, deceased, may be granted to Archibald White, of Tubba Rubba aforesaid, farmer ; William White, of the same place, farmer ; and William Armstrong, of Mornington, in tho said colony, clerk of petty sessions, the trustees and executors named in and appointed by tho said will.
Dated this sixteenth day of January, A.D. 1865.
GEORGE JOHN SIMS, l8 Collins-street east, Melbourne, proctor for tho said Archibald White, William White, and William Armstrong, the above-named trustees and executors.(P.6, Argus, 17-1-1865.)
I have no way of knowing if the G.Young, grazier of Moorooduc, was our George, but I have a fair suspicion that he was. I also suspect that his unfortunate son was named after one of the executors of Andrew White.
A young man named William Young aged 26, a son of Mr G Young grazier of Moorooduc and considered to be one of the best horsemen in the district, met with a fatal accident whilst out riding on Sunday breaking in a young horse. It appears that the horse by some means got its tail entangled in the crupper of the saddle and commenced to buck, ultimately coming down and falling heavily upon the rider, who was severely injured about the head. The services of Dr. Reed were promptly called in, and on examination that gentleman pronounced the injury to be concussion of the brain of a serious nature, and in spite of all that could be done for the sufferer he remained in a partly unconscious state until Monday afternoon, when death put an end to his sufferings. An inquest or magisterial inquiry was not deemed necessary, Dr Reed having given a certificate that death resulted from concussion of the brain, &c.(P.6,Argus, 24-2-1892.)
In GIVING DESTINY A HAND, Petronella Wilson stated that, after his first wife died, George Young had married 18 year old orphan, Janet White of Mt Martha in 1866 and they lived on 16 acres in the parish of Balnarring. This description made me think of Andrew White, whose grants were across three chain road from those of Anthony Connell in the parish of Moorooduc. But first I had to find the 16 acres in Balnarring.
A snatch of the first Flinders Road Board assessment (8-6-1869) is reproduced below.
33. Thomas Bullock house and 59 acres; 34. Hamilton Allen 115 acres; 35. George Young house and 16 acres;
36. William Johnson house and 5 acres; George Wilson house and 32 acres; 37. Edward Grey house and 53acres.
On 7-6-1870,the following were assessed.
49. Thomas Bullock 59 acres; 50. George Wilson 48 acres; Edward Gray 54 acres. (George Young and William Johnson were no longer there! George Young's 16 acre block was obviously part of George Wilson's property.)
I checked every parish up to 1874 and the first Shire of Flinders and Kangerong assessment, and there was no sign of either. I had suspected that if Janet White was related to Andrew White, George and Janet would have been likely to settle in the parish of Moorooduc (which was in another Road District, being north of Ellerina Rd.
And about the grazier's son being named William: William White, executor for Andrew White (Law notice above in italics) was probably related to George Young's second wife, Janet. George had five children from his first marriage and added ten more with Janet including William Henry and Charles Albert.
George Young (1828-1916)b.Launceston married (1855) Jane Wilson (1834-63.) Their children were:
Jane Ann (1856-1938) who married (1880) James Connell. (See the Connell journal.)
George (1857-?) who married Jane Clout and had a son,George.
Mary Jane (1859-?)
John (1861-1947) who in 1888 married Martha Ellen Andrews and had seven children.(Names available.)
Sarah (1863-1943), raised by Aunt Matilda, who married Dromana carpenter, James Matthews, in 1882; no issue.
DEATH OF OLD MORNINGTON IDENTITY The Mornington district has lost one of its oldest pioneers in the person of Mr. Jack Young, who had resided in the locality for many years. The late Mr. Young was the son of the late Mr. George Young, who lived near Tuerong Creek in early days. Mr. Jack Young was born in the district, and can therefore be claimed as Mornington's oldest resident. The funeral took place at the Mornington Cemetery.
(P.1, Standard, Frankston,29-5-1947.)
Jack was probably John (above) born in 1861. I have seen the Andrews family described as an old Moorooduc family.
From E. Young, Tuerong, mentioning that the road between Messrs Pitt and Young's properties was impassable. -Referred to the engineer. (P.3, Mornington Standard, 19-9-1903.)
E.Young was most likely Edward Young, woodcutter, brother of Charles Young and brother-in-law of Jack Skillen.
(P.2, Mornington Standard 6-1-1906.) Charles and Edward would have been among the 10 children of George Young and Janet (nee White.)Charles was accused of stealing a slaughtered pig.
The following tenders were accepted : Street sweeping and lamp lighting Charles Young, 30s per week. Supplying 150 yards of metal (spalls) from Tuerong quarry-W. White, 5s 6d per yard. (P.5, Mornington Standard, 21-1-1905.) William White would have been related to Janet White, George Young's second wife. I presume Charles was performing his work in Mornington itself.
George Young's last child with Jane, nee Wilson, was Sarah. She was raised by her aunt, Matilda Johnson, and married James Matthews of Dromana. James was a carpenter and arranged funerals for Hector Gamble of Frankston. He also did the Dromana, Cape Schanck, Flinders mail run.
OBITUARY JAMES MATTHEWS Mr. James Matthews passed away at Bush Nursing Hospital, Mornington, on Monday, September 24 at the age of 85 years. He was born at Dromana, and lived there all his life. His parents were early settlers of Dromana. His wife predeceased him. The funeral was to the Dromana Cemetery. The coffin bearers were: Cr. Rudduck, Mr. J. F. Cross and Mr. A. H. Cross (nephews), Mr.F.Debney. Rev. E. Shackell read the burial service. Messrs. Hector Gamble and Son conducted the funeral arrangements.
Standard (Frankston, Vic. : 1939 - 1949) Thursday 4 October 1945 p 3 Article.
DROMANA Mr. J. Matthews, a well-known identity, died at Mornington Hospital recently. He is survived by a wife. The deceased had resided in Dromana for many years. (P.2 same paper and issue!) Sarah died in 1943 so the first report is right and the second is wrong! They had no children.
James Matthews served as President of the Dromana Sports Club, was a trustee of the recreation reserve and supplied materials for the maintenance of the mechanics' institute. Like many, he suffered from the 1939 fire at Dromana.
The local undertaker Mr. J. Matthews who is aged 79 years was almost trapped in his workshop. His home and workshop were destroyed and tools worth £300 and six coffins were lost.(P.2, Argus, 10-1-1939.)
ANOTHER 10 FOR GEORGE.
George and Jane's first child, Jane Ann married James Connell in 1880 at the age of 24, by which time her father would have provided her with a collection of half brothers, two of whom are mentioned below.
After marrying Janet White on 2-1-1866, George had ten more children including William Henry and Charles Albert who were working with Jane Ann's 14 year old son, Anthony Connell, in the Tuerong quarry when the lad was killed.
THAT'S THE YOUNG HORSE!
Mr. J. Oldfield had a narrow escape from a serious accident on Monday. A horse and trap belonging to Mr. Young, of the Three Chain road, bolted from Mornington with the winkers off and without a driver, and ran into Mr. Oldfield's jinker at Mr. Monk's corner, breaking the shaft, and doing other damage. The same day a horse belonging to Mr.Connell bolted in the main street, breaking the shafts also.
(P.2, Mornington Standard, 12-1-1902.)
WAS THIS CHARLES ALBERT YOUNG'S HOUSE?
During a thunderstorm on Monday, a five roomed house owned by Mr C. Young at Tuerong, was burnt to the ground. The chimney was struck by lightning, and the whole place set on fire. The building was uninsured.
(P.2, Mornington Standard, 24-8-1912.)
Mornington Standard (Frankston, Vic. : 1911 - 1920) Saturday 2 November 1912 p 2 Advertising
GOLD MINING (Column 4, item 4.)
BLAIR'S (Column 3, item 2.)
Sometimes when I'm looking for something on trove,I happen to notice another item on the same page. I read it out of curiosity but not wanting to be sidetracked, especially when a massive amount of time will be required to correct digitisation, I get back onto the original search. Unfortunately,my memory is so good that I will remember this chanced-upon item years later, and wishing to post it in reference to the subject currently under discussion, spend countless hours trying to find it again.
One such item, LAKE V JONES, that I have been looking for during the past two years, was found by chance again last night and posted as a comment regarding 858 Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud in my FERRIER, HUTCHINS journal. In that comment I mentioned another case, JAMIESON V LAKE/LEAK/LEAKE, that I had discovered by chance and had never been able to find again. My latest attempt involved a JAMIESON,WANNAEUE search on trove.
I have included such chance finds in "Notes" journals re the Tullamarine,Blackwood,Mornington Peninsula etc. areas but I thought it best to make this morning's finds the subject of a new journal. The digitisation is not corrected but the print on the actual newspaper is easy enough to read.
Much has been written about the Tubbarubba diggings in LIME LAND LEISURE, THE GOLDEN PLAINS OF TUBBARUBBEREL and so on. They were in James Hearn's easternmost grant in the parish of Moorooduc and to the south at the eastern end of Jamieson's Special Survey in the parish of Kangerong. There were rushes circa 1860 and again during the 1890's depression when the mysterious Mr Eaton (BERNARD Eaton) was a major operator and the Moat boys found a watch that had been a missing clue in the Schnapper Point murder case about two decades earlier. Not much success had been found at these diggings although Mr Barnes was apparently an exception.
Jamieson's Special Survey's western end is indicated exactly by the north and south boundaries of Safety Beach and it extended east to the line of Bulldog Creek Rd. The northern 1000 acres,north of the line of the Martha Cove Waterway (formerly Tassell's Creek) was by 1864 owned by John Vans Agnew Bruce (after whom Bruce Rd was named)and leased by Edwin Louis Tassell until his death and then others. Bruce, who with Cornish built the Murray River and Mt Alexander railway to Sunbury and beyond, and lived in Essendon, spent the summer "season" there and employed Maria Stenniken,who married Godfrey Wilson,as a servant.
The southern and major part of the 5280 acre survey was owned by William John Turner (Big)Clarke and was leased by many pioneers of the Dromana area, as detailed in Colin McLear's A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA. Luckily the workers in the Titles Office caught my infection of enthusiasm and provided me with free copies of the subdivision of Clarke's Estate, and all the lot boundaries are transposed on my Superpages. Lot 14 has the eastern end of Wallaces Rd as its northern boundary and the eastern boundary is the line of Bulldog Creek Rd south to the northern end of Junction Rd. The western boundary runs north from the top left corner of Melway 161 G7 to meet Wallaces Rd about 40 metres east of the barrier in 161 G3. As you will notice, Bulldog Creek runs diagonally through lot 14 and the 40 acres that O'Connor applied for would have been along this approximately 70 chains (1400 metres) portion of Bulldog Creek.
As mentioned before,much has been written about the Tubbarabba diggings circa 1860 and in the 1890's (although names of the diggers are not much mentioned) but little has been seen about later mining there.
William Allison Blair bought most of his Mornington Peninsula land because of what was under it. It is wrongly stated by Charles Hollinshed in LIME LAND LEISURE that Blair settled at Ngarveno near the (future) Moonee Valley but it was actually (Netherly?-See Blairs of Essendon journal.) This was the site of the former Essendon Technical School at Melway 28 D4.
The Mornington Peninsula west of Boneo Rd was in the early days the preserve of lime burners.William Allison Blair,a lime merchant bought as much land as he could at West Rosebud and mainly south of Rye Township to displace these pioneers, getting their kilns and creating a near monopoly. Irish tenants' rights hero, Charles Gavan Duffy,bought much land west of Owen Cain's Tyrone to subdivide. It was inevitable that the two would clash as Blair sought land further west. There was a huge court case with each accusing the other of employing dummies. One parcel of land in dispute between the two could not be decided so Sidney Smith Crispo suggested that it be proclaimed a village and it was. It was named after Sorrento in Italy which had so impressed Duffy during his voyage to Australia.
Blair, whose son married a daughter of John Murray Peck of Lebanon and lived at "Wannaeue" (now Red Rooster, Melway 16 J9), later moved to a farm at Braybrook. When the Lilydale quarries opened,peninsula lime lost its value and this probably convinced Blair that buying land for subdivision rather than what was under it was a better prospect.However with so much land on his hands that had lost much value because of the 1890's depression, it was noted in the 1900 rates as "In lig." which I presume meant insolvency. The lime burners had loosened the topsoil providing a suitable habitat for ti-tree and rabbits. The former Blair "Lime" land along Browns Rd was bought from the banks for a song by James Little Brown who transformed the devastated area into the beautiful pasture we see today.
Blair's as mentioned in the advertisement was certainly not bought for its lime deposits.
Why has this duty been thrust upon me? My neighbour has had dizzy spells so I spent some time with him, resulting in the need for another journal, despite the fact that I have the Red Hill Dictionary History, the Pioneers' Pathway and the Watson/Stirling on the go as well as so many other unfinished journals. Since 1988, I have been recording information that would otherwise have gone to the grave and there don't seem to be enough hours in a day!
Gordon Boyington's father, Alfred, joined the Royal Navy as a boy but when W.W.1 started he was too young to be allowed into combat. However he managed to rejoin using documents that weren't his. After he'd had three ships sunk underneath him he figured he'd used all his luck and transferred to the army. He hadn't used it all and managed to survive the carnage at Flanders. After he was discharged he emigrated to Australia, meeting Gordon's mother on the voyage out. Gordon was born nine months and a few days after their marriage.
Gordon remembers his time living in Aspen St, Moonee Ponds(Melway 28 H7.) as a four year old. Later they lived at Carrum Downs before moving to Daly St in Frankston and then Station St in the same town. He recalls that Cranbourne Rd was sealed as far as the cemetery and was just a dirt road thereafter.
The organist at the Church of England at Carrum Downs, Mr Hadwin, used to travel in his T model Ford car to houses in the area teaching organ, piano and another instrument.
Gordon's brother, Raymond, was a professional boxer, known as Snowy Boyd, who fought the Australian middleweight champion (NAME)four times during the mid 1940's. Gordon gave the sport a go too, the venue for their bouts being the West Melbourne Stadium in Dudley St, North Melbourne, near the railway bridge. I asked Gordon if he remembered Russell Horsborough, and the name rang a bell, but Russell probably fought under a ring name too. Russell used to live at 21 McConnell St, Kensington, two houses from me, and introduced me to boxing as a skinny 11 year old at the Kensington Police Club where I knocked a triple Australian champion off his feet: Frankie Flannery was probably affected by a liquid with an Arabic name at the time.
Gordon's brother, Raymond, was a very good horseman and was involved with a camping facility at Mt Eliza where suburbanites could live with nature. It was location. During the second world war, American servicemen were stationed at a girls' school near Mt Eliza; from Gordon recognising my description of Old Mornington Rd, I believe the school was Toorak College. The Principal of the college kindly supplied part of its history "The Echoes Fade Not" which states that on 15-4-1942, Colonel Davey of the Australian Army phoned to ask that the army's request to use the Toorak College property. On the last Friday of the term 1 vacation the Government revoked its decision to use the property which led to frantic activity notifying boarders' families that they could return and unpacking textbooks, crockery and photographs.
Despite this, Gordon insists that the college was used by the Americans, so a road trip will be necessary in order to clear up the confusion.
When Gordon spoke about Moonee Ponds, my thoughts turned to a book that the almost 100 year old Gordon Connor had given me in 1998. Called Memories, it compiled the life highlights of members of the St John's (Essendon) Friendship Club. Gordon's father was a bootmaker at Moonee Ponds, where Gordon C. was born on 17-7-1899. Gordon was married in the original bluestone St John's in 1927 and moved to Strathmore. He and his neighbours stared in amazement at the first brick veneer house they'd ever seen, expecting it to collapse. I'll let Gordon C. paint a word picture of the depression that Gordon B.'s parents faced.
"Depression days which were very sad for those out of work.Those of us who were working helped those who weren't so lucky. We formed a committee and every week bought groceries with the money donated. (The committee members) doled it out as evenly as they could." I hope there was a committee in Moonee Ponds too!
Gordon B. recalled the Moonee Theatre in Puckle St, where Gordon C. had seen his first film in 1912. Thank you Gordon Connor! Now back to Gordon Boyington, who will hopefully tell me more of the Moonee Ponds of his boyhood.
There are two very good reasons that Gordon can remember little else about Moonee Ponds. He was only about four and remembers only walking to the milk bar in Puckle St for a treat. Such treats would have been few and far between. Gordon's father was frantically looking for work as so many others were. Gordon went to live at Moe with a Scottish woman who had worked as a maid with Gordon's aunt. Her husband was foreman of a gang maintaining railway lines in that area. Younger brother, Raymond was taken in by a Protestant minister in the Moonee Ponds area.Gordon went to school at Moe for about two years, with his unofficial aunt's two sons (older than Gordon) ensuring that he did not get into trouble. The family was reunited when the chance arose to live on a big block on the Brotherhood Settlement at Carrum Downs.
Gordon remembers that at his eighth birthday party at Moe, he was dared to climb onto the table at his "aunt's" house. He fell of course, headfirst onto a cabinet and breaking his nose.
As soon as Gordon spoke of a scheme to settle jobless families at Carrum Downs, I thought of another book donated to me, this time by Steve Johnson, a descendant of Henry Cadby Wells. Called "Fishing, Sand and Village Days" it recorded the history of the Frankston area 1900-1950 and provided training to three long-term jobless people.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence Settlement at Carrum Downs (Melway 100 F-G 1) was founded in 1935 when Father Gerald Tucker initiated a program to move unemployed men down from Melbourne. Father Tucker also envisaged the settlement helping pensioners and in 1948 moved to the settlement to organise the transition.
Lois Lambert recalled that little, bespectacled, grey-haired Father Tucker was quite eccentric. He always wore little tight rings* around his legs and leathers, and used to walk in from Carrum Downs to Frankston. Lois was proud that she remembered this remarkable man so well. (*Probably metal bicycle clips.)
Harley Klauer lived near Seaford Station and his family used to send the big catches to Melbourne but after small catches of mixed fish Harley would put an angler's basket over his shoulder and tramp around the district to the far side of Carrum Downs. Harley remembered the Brotherhood bringing old houses from Melbourne and putting them on blocks in the bush for the poor people from Melbourne. He recalled children chewing crusts of bread for something to eat. (The idea was for the jobless to be self-sufficient but at this early stage vegetables, chicken etc weren't ready for the table.) Harley was so moved by the Brotherhood's work that he donated a whole basket of fish.
Lloyd Walton's brother was the manager of the settlement. After helping out during visits to his brother, he was asked to set up a dry cleaning factory to employ older residents, but it would have been too expensive. A while later he took on the maintenance on the settlement. LLoyd discussed the wood or coke stoves used for cooking, the oval portable galvanised baths and copper-heated water, the outdoor toilets, but this was the way of life for almost everybody, not just Carrum Down residents. A bright old lady started a kindergarten at Carrum Downs because the area lacked one. If someone's milk or paper hadn't been taken in, neighbours would always check if that person was all right. Once there was suspicion that Miss Vann might have had a mishap, and, the door being locked, Lloyd climbed in the window- to be confronted by Miss Vann and her rolling pin.
Loyd said that Father G.K.Tucker would have been able to inspire audiences to walk through brick walls, despite his stutter. Although he wasn't practical, Father Tucker was a dreamer, whose dreams always came true.
Father Tucker led by example and even refused invitations to tea because he'd then have to accept all invitations and would not be an example of the self-sufficiency he wanted the settlers to develop.
Miss Turner told of how Father Tucker had been appalled by the poverty in Fitzroy and obtained financial assistance from Mr Coles. The single men used to live in Kempton Court and then up in Cafeteria (i.e. Cox Court.) When the depression ended, men got jobs and moved away. She pointed out that Father Tucker would not suffer fools but regarded him as a saint.
Mr Lomax, Licensee of the Carrum Hotel, gave Carrum Downs residents their first experience of radio at the Carrum Downs school in about 1924. Carmen Tomlinson thought that they listened to 3AR and they probably did but the station probably had nothing to do with the A.B.C.* The letters stood for "Associated Radio", a firm whose transmitter and tower were in Airport West. (*At that time.) The radio concert appears to have taken place on Saturday, 28-2-1925.(P. 2, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 18-2-1925.
GORDON'S MEMORIES OF CARRUM DOWNS.
Due to terrible headaches, Gordon is finding that memories come in flashes and often halt at the end of his tongue. However, he has drawn a map of the Brotherhood Settlement and described some nearby residents.
The entry road of the Settlement was most likely today's Tuxen Ave. Entering from Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Gordon would see, on his left, a dam which was built in about 1938, a vacant block, probably of one acre, and then a house occupied by Mrs Pope and her 13 children; Gordon thinks she might have been a widow.Then there was an elderly widow living on her own.
Gordon remembers a shop which was on the south corner of Tuxen Ave which opened about six months after the Boyington family arrived. Then there was vacant land and a track which may have been today's Weigall Avenue. On the far corner of this track lived Mr and Mrs Hadwin. Further on was another track heading south up a slight rise to a place where outdoor services were held in Summer. This track might have been Church Hill Crescent. There was a (describe) altar and concrete blocks for the worshippers to use as seats.
Mr Hadwin, the organist mentioned earlier, and his wife lived over the entry road from the Boyingtons' first house. Gordon used to walk, with billy in hand, to a dairy farm diagonally across Frankston-Flinders Rd from the settlement.
Two nearby farmers that Gordon remembers are Caine/Kane/Cain?) and Broderick. Caine's farm was near Amayla Crescent, west of Caine's Bend (Melway 100 D4.) Gordon was trying to pinpoint the location of Broderick's farm when I saw it: Broderick Rd !(100 E-F 3.) SEE BELOW RE CAINE AND BRODERICK.
The Boyingtons' first home was opposite Mr Hadwin's, their second on (Caine's?)farm, entered from Frankston-Flinders Rd and the third on the Settlement again but way back in the bush.
Gordon and Raymond attended Carrum Downs Primary School. It was a one-teacher school and the teacher, Mr Parker, wore a grey pin-striped suit.There are no prizes for guessing that the children referred to him as Nosey! Probably in 1938 a female assistant was appointed and took charge of the lower grades. Unfortunately Raymond was one of her pupils and when he undid his shirt to show what he had brought for "Show and Tell", she screamed very loudly at the sight of the blue-tongued lizard.
THROUGH THE BUSH TO SCHOOL
Jack Broderick of Carrum Downs came third in an examination for a Frankston High School scholarship donated by Dr Kennedy of Frankston. (P.2, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 26-11-1926.)
John Leo Broderick, probably the above scholar, was to marry Irma Carmen Hayes of Elmore on 15-5-1943. (P.6, The Argus, 14-5-1943.)
Gordon remembers the Broderick farm being operated by two brothers. Their father, John, had died in 1927 leaving a widow, two sons and two daughters. (P.1, F&S Standard, 1-4-1927, OBITUARY.)
J. Broderick and S.Hadwin played leading roles in the Carrum Downs Concert Club's production of "Circus Days".
(P.4, Standard (Frankston), 2-6-1939.)
John Leo Broderick, dairy farmer of Dandenong Rd, Carrum Downs must have been a keen golfer but wasn't so keen on the vagrant who stole his clubs.(P.3, Standard, 3-4-1942.)
John's brother was probably A.Broderick of Carrum Downs who advertised 100 tons of 2 ft firewood for sale. (P.2, F&S Standard, 20-1-1939.
CARRUM DOWNS ROAD NAMES.
BRODERICK RD.-see above.
LATHAMS RD. Ashton Latham of Carrum Downs was a member of the Frankston Methodist Circuit Choir.(P.4, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 6-3-1936.) In a concert in 1925, the performers included Ashton, Misses D and V.Latham and Mrs Latham.(P.2,F&S Standard, 21-8-1925.)
BAWDEN ST. As well as being a frequent performer at concerts, Mr Bawden was the foundation secretary/ treasurer of the Carrum Downs branch of the Victorian Wholesale Milk Producers' Association. (P.4, F&S Standard, 8-8-1923.) Mr Bawden was probably Hubert Bawden, but may have been his father, Mr J.Bawden who had died before Hubert's marriage in 1927. (P.4,F&S Standard, 9-9-1927.)
COLEMAN RD.Masters Jack, Arthur and Alex Coleman's recitations and Mr Bawden's usual mandolin solos were some of the items in a concert reported on page 4, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 22-10-1924.
Mr Coleman attended the meeting to form a local branch of the milk producers' association (see Bawden.) Mrs G.Coleman was passing Latham's farm on the way home from Seaford when a gunshot (to frighten off birds)spooked her horse which resulted in Mrs Coleman and her younger son being thrown from the cart and rendered unconscious; while the son recovered quickly Mrs Coleman was unconscious for some hours.
HALL RD. It is possible that this road was named after a Frankston councillor because the surname has not been mentioned in articles relating to Carrum Downs.
THE SLEEPOUTS FOR CEREBUS SAILORS AND THEIR WIVES ETC.)
All details about the grantees and early occupants of land, such as Kensington Park, will be found in my Kensington Pioneers journal. The main reason for this journal is to attach a map showing the crown allotments. the grantees, the location of Peter McCracken's dairy etc. I could not attach two maps on the same journal.
My original map was hand drawn with biro (with countless hours spent trying to scale down a Lands Department map on an A3 sheet so it would fit onto an A4 page.) The reproduction was shocking being very faint etc. Neil Mansfield, who wrote the fantastic 600+ page "The David Mansfield Story", has volunteered to improve my graphics. He has been working on this map for days! Unfortunately I had not picked up the fact that some initials could have stood for more than one grantee; Neil of the sharp eye did though. I am awaiting a response from the Kensington Association History Group, with which I was last in contact in about 1999, to clear up this ambiguity.