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I have read bits and pieces of your journals and find them fascinating. I am trying to ascertain where the farms of John Crighton and Henry Parker exactly were along Saltwater. I believe John Crighton was born at sea however on his marriage certificate (1880) to Rebecca Rachel Parker, both state their places of birth as Keilor, Vic. Rebecca's birth place is registered as Saltwater (b.1859).
I'm wondering with your knowledge of the areas, if you could help me find the locations please? Any information would be of great interest and much appreciated.
No longer having access to my rates transcriptions, I cannot be certain, but I don't remember either family being assessed in the oldest records available circa 1989 (Keilor 1868, Broadmeadows 1863.)I had , however, seen the name, Crighton.
EXTRACT FROM "EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA".
The boundaries of section 22 are indicated by: Thomas St/Barrie Rd, Sharps Rd, Nomad Rd. and the Fraser/ King St. midline. Information regarding its occupants comes mainly from Keilor Shire’s rate records except for lots B and D, which were in Broadmeadows Shire.
ALLOTMENT F of 147 acres between Fraser St. and Parer Rd., was granted to early squatters, A.Wright and J.& T.Crighton in 1848 and in 1868 it was being farmed by John Commons. Its eastern boundary was the same as for allotment E.
ALLOTMENT E consisted of 128 acres and extended north to Moore Rd. In 1868 it is likely that Sam.Mansfield had lot E as well as his 56 acres in section 16 and 87 acres in 22c as another property of 130 acres is listed. At the turn of the century, Robert G.Stevenson was leasing lot F, part of St Johns between Bulla Rd and Treadwell Rd (Wirraway and Nomad Rds.), lot E (which was mistakenly called lot G) and a few small blocks between Bulla Rd. and a now-closed road*. This gave him a total of 329 acres.
(* This road left Bulla Rd. at Webb St. to run to the corner of English St. and Nomad Rd., the n.w. corner of section 16. The 1860 survey map shows this road finishing at the north boundary of 17B. It may have been the original road to the Springs or the old Macedon Rd,which title deeds show to have cut, respectively, though section 15 and section 21.)
Rupert Percy Steele was leasing Niddrie and a memo reveals that Steele had taken over lot F and Maurice Quinlan lot E plus the s.w. corner of St. Johns.
ALLOTMENT C, between Moore St. and Dromana Ave., granted to J.P.Fawkner, was occupied in 1868 by: Sam. Mansfield 87 acres, J.B.Howse 17 acres and Catherine Howse 9 acres and licenced house.
Maps cannot be pasted.
COPYRIGHT MELWAY PUBLISHING PTY LTD.REPRODUCED FROM MELWAY ED. 27 WITH PERMISSION.
ALLOTMENT A of 87 acres, was granted to W.Hall according to the parish map.
On 25-9-1851, Joseph Hall mortgaged it to Charles Payne for 100 pounds and Payne
reconveyed it to Hall on 13-1-1853 (N 614 and T 654). On 10-7-1877, it was sold to James Sharp.
It is advisable to read section 21 regarding James Sharp’s “Hillside” at this point.
It is unclear who had lot A in 1868 but in 1889, J & A. McNab were leasing 187 ½ acres
from G.W.Taylor (Hillside including 22A apart from Sharp’s 8 acre homestead block).
By 1992 James Sharp seems to have used G.W.Taylor’s forfeited payments on Hillside
to extend his farm. At this time, Thomas Nash had begun a lease on 294 acres of the
expanded 302 acre Hillside.
This continued into the next century. Nash was followed by P.R.Johnson before 1913.
The Thomas Family bought Hillside in about 1940 and called it Carinya Park.
Thomas St in Airport West is near the s.e. corner of James Sharp’s original 133 acres
of section 21.
In the mid-1950’s Joe Thomas sold lot A to Caterpillar.
Family historians must be very careful regarding parish maps. Updates were often produced, particularly during the boom decade of the 1880's. There are two maps of the parish of Doutta Galla available online and neither is the one showing the date on which the grant for 22F was issued. This map was among the material that I gave to the Hume Library system when I left Tullamarine. I have no further information about the location of the Crighton farm. I would presume that the grantees were relatives, friends or business associates. This is not necessarily so though. George Coghill(squatter) and John Pascoe Fawkner (avowed enemy of squatters) jointly received the grant for 13A, Tullamarine, the northern part becoming part of Glencairne soon afterwards and the southern half, part of Fawkner's subdivision straddling Mansfields Rd.
Allotment F of section 22 may have been the pre-emptive right and Wright and the Crightons may have held a depasturing licence from the Crown for all of section 22, and perhaps adjoining land, prior to 1848. This could be checked by entering the surnames and depasturing licence on trove.
The Parkers could have been longtime friends of the Crightons living on 22F. If they had their own farm, there were only certain areas of the parish of Doutta Galla where it could have been.
Angela Evans' website BIRTHS REGISTERED IN THE KEILOR DISTRICT (from 1851)lists Margaret Parker born in Doutta Galla in 1863 . Her parents were given as Henry Parker and Mary Rogerson . Aha!, I thought, I'll just refer to my BLAIRS OF ESSENDON journal and find exactly where John Dick's land was. However ROOTSWEB WORLD CONNECT makes it clear that the mother's maiden name was actually Rogers, not Rogerson. This website, which gives Margaret's birth as 1864 ,has two other bits of information about the children of Henry Parker and Ann Rogers that interest me. Mary Ann married James Patullo (also detailed in PATILLO FAMILY), and Sarah's second given name was Beale, suggesting a relationship by marriage to the family of John Beale of Shelton.
Jessica is not listed as a child of Henry and Mary so she may have been their niece. Just as James and Thomas were grantees of 22F, the Parker brothers may have settled together.
I would suggest three areas in the parish of Doutta Galla where the Parkers may have settled.
1. Section 16, bounded by English St, Carnarvon Rd, Woodlands St, Keilor Rd and TreadwellSt-Nomad Rd which almost adjoins the Crighton's 22F.They may have been leasing land from the Crown and then from David Mairs.
2. Crown Allotment B of section 11, bounded by Clarks Rd, Rachelle Rd, Buckley St and North Pole (Milleara) Rd. Much of this became John Beale's "Shelton" but was another J.P.Fawkner subdivision (circa 1850) aimed at helping his beloved yoeman farmers to obtain freeholds.References to Saltwater River would make this location more likely than number 1.
3. Land between St Augustines and the river, leasing from David Mairs or others.
See the Patullo journal.
ARGUS, 29-4-1920 page 1. Death notice for Fred Vine's wife. Great genealogy explaining reference to Fred's stepdaughter, Mary B.Stone, answering to both surnames (in Peter Wilson's "On the Road to Rosebud".)
While researching the FRANKLINFORD journal, I discovered that Ligar St and Whybrow St in that township would have been named after the Surveyor General, Charles Whybrow Ligar. I had previously assumed that Ligar St in Dromana Township, which was on the Anthonys Nose side of McCulloch St, was named after Ligar Elliott, teamster.This may still be the case, but it could also be that surveyor Permien thought that having named a street after himself, he'd better name one after his boss. I was tempted to assume that Charles St was also named after Ligar but this street was not in the township and was probably not proclaimed until fairly recently. It was not until 1927 that the Dromana Hotel land, extending to the present freeway, was subdivided as the Foreshore Estate by Spencer Jackson.
DESPERATELY SEEKING P.64, Sunday Herald Sun 11-3-2012.
Seeking those who worked for Ray, Greg and David Baker at the Rosebud Hotel from 1952 - 1989 for a reunion before the end of March. Contact David Baker on 0425 700 265 or email email@example.com
It is likely that the Bakers followed the Bacchli family.
THE FEMALE DROVER :A HISTORY OF MOOROODUC. PAGE 1.
(THE PHOTO CAN BE SEEN IN LESLIE MOORHEAD'S BOOK.)
PHOTO FROM MOOROODUC PRIMARY SCHOOL 1880-1980 BY L.MOORHEAD.
Shirley Bourne was my heroine;
I wished I could ride that way.
She’d still win the flag and barrel race
With a baby on the way.
Thus went Leila Shaw's remembered ode
About the girl from Three Chain Road
And our story will begin
With pioneers named White and Quinn.
The Argus 20-12-1938 page 14. Notice is given that in 14 days probate of the will of Mary Ann Roberts, late of Moorooduc, widow, may be granted to William John Bourne, farmer, of Moorooduc.
In August 2011, having read just about every local history book about the peninsula, it struck me that I had not seen one about Rosebud. On looking up the library catalogue, I discovered that there were a few, but most were labeled “not for loan”.
This inspired me to make local history more readily available and I started to research the Rosebud-Dromana area. Having read Leila Shaw’s wonderful “The Way We Were”, I discovered a link between Rosebud and Somerville, so Moorooduc is now within my field of interest, especially since a descendant of two of Moorooduc’s oldest families responded to my Desperately Seeking request for information.
Moorooduc was the name of a parish, which contained the townships of Osborne and Schnapper Point, as well as Mt Martha and Mt Eliza. Canadian Bay Rd was originally called Boundary Rd. The parish extended east to Derril Rd and (north of Tyabb Rd) to Jones Rd in Somerville and north to Canadian Bay Rd. It is not my intention here to cover the whole parish or to repeat Leila Shaw’s information. To start, I will deal with pioneers near Three Chain Road (Old Moorooduc Rd) and expand eastward as new information comes to hand. This history will not be redrafted because my PENINSULA DICTIONARY HISTORY, now about 140 pages long in its infancy, will never be finished if I spend too much time on side projects such as this. Historical societies may make whatever use of it they wish but I ask that it be made available to the public at the lowest possible price.
Lately local historians have begun to acknowledge the contribution made in harsh conditions by our pioneering women and “Those Courageous Hardy Women” does this superbly. These women could not afford to be genteel and would have gone to bed exhausted every night. Many of them ran the farm while hubby lopped trees, made roads, and otherwise worked off the farm to make ends meet.
It was the female drover who inspired me to write this history but the choice of title was also made to remind readers that our pioneering women were super heroes!
THREE CHAIN ROAD.
This is now known as Old Moorooduc Rd but when Shirley Walter was a female drover, her address was Three Chain Rd. Shirley was the daughter of William Bourne, who came from England in 1912 and later bought 130 acres on the aforementioned road. It would be an exaggeration to say that Shirley could ride before she could walk but there probably wasn’t much in it.
The front gate of the farm was just across the freeway from the end of Range Rd, which was known as Whites Road in those days- and what a pity that the name was
changed. Strangely, or so it would seem, Shirley went to the Osborne School rather than Moorooduc. The former was slightly closer but another advantage was that Shirley’s aunt lived near the Craigie Rd school and Shirley could leave her pony there. Shirley’s mother had attended the Moorooduc school, at the corner of Derril and Tyabb Rds, in the first decade of the 1900’s.
Shirley’s mother was Leila. Her parents were Peter White and Ethel (nee Roberts). Ethel, known to all as May, was apparently a teacher and not related to the Roberts family of Main Ridge. Peter’s parents were William White and Margaret (Stevens). William’s father was also called William. It was this original William who must have received the freehold of allotments 28 and 30 from a brother named Andrew, the grantee. (See Annals 17-1-1865.) Peter White, perhaps another brother of the original William, bought allotment 30A of 19 acres near the creek on 21-8-1884. With three generations having lived there, it is no wonder that the road leading from Pt Nepean Rd to their front gate was called White’s Road. Why was Whites Rd renamed Range Rd? The reason will be given later.
As can be seen, the Whites were very early settlers on Three Chain Rd. Peter White had no sons and was living on the old Quinn farm on the corner of Moorooduc and Tyabb Rd, closer to his work as a slaughterman in Mornington. Their farm south of Tuerong Park was sold to a Mr Smith, a local farmer, from whom William Bourne bought it in 1922 after returning from the war. There is no known connection between the Moorooduc Whites and the families of Bullocky Bob White (after which Whites Rd off Purves Rd was named) and Blooming Bob White, also of Red Hill.
Without access to a parish map, it is amazing how closely Shirley Walters was able to describe boundaries. Allotment 28 became the property of Mr Free with a small portion fronting Vineyard Lane belonging to Mr Clarke. In our first phone conversation, Shiley told me that the Bournes had 130 acres; allotments 30 and 30A total 128 acres 3 roods and 37 perches.
TIm and Elizabeth Quinn were another pioneering family. They arrived in 1856 and bought a property of about 20 acres at the north west corner of Mornington-Tyabb and Moorooduc Rds where the electricity sub-station is now located. Tim was a contractor who built the Mornington-Tyabb Road. The steep hill from their property heading toward Mornington, and Balcombes Ck at the bottom, were known as Quinns Hill and Quinns Creek by old timers. Their daughter Mary married a Mr Roberts (who probably had land near Roberts Rd and helped Joseph Porta make Victoria’s first bellows) and their daughter married Shirley’s grandfather, Peter White. Timothy Quinn was, of course, a good Irish Catholic but his chance of participating in a Mass was almost nil. The Catholics at Rye could bring a priest across the bay but Moorooduc was probably too far from any established parish. I guess Timothy was less bigoted than was usual at the time, and with the early church diagonally across the intersection (146 E6) the family became Presbyterians.
MILK FOR DROMANA.
In the early 1930’s much of Dromana’s milk was delivered by a Mr Jagger, who had a few acres in Safety Beach, probably near Link Drive. Jagger milked a few cows
himself but the bulk of his milk came from the Bournes. He would pick up their milk churns from their front gate and commence his round from there.
Between about 1935 and 1940, Mr Fenton took over the round. He had about 50 acres thought to be in the vicinity of Callas St. This was most likely James Boag’s old dairy “by Palmerstone Ave opposite the head of Seacombe St” which became the Turner Estate. (A Dreamtime of Dromana.) Once again the Bournes were his only supplier. The Fentons called their house “Melrose”.
Roy and Pearl Drew took over the 50 acres and the milk round in about 1940, relying on milk from the Bourne farm until the end of the war. Roy and Pearl must have had some energy left at bedtime because they had 17 children! It is likely that the Turner Estate was subdivided soon afterwards to accommodate the many young men returning from the war and making up for lost time by starting families.
Bill and Emily Bourne switched to cream production in 1945. They sold it to Mr Roberts who collected the cream cans from the front gate and took it to Moorooduc Station to be transported to Melbourne.
I can remember stock being driven across Racecourse Rd in Newmarket in the early 1950’s but it was not long before an overpass was built to prevent frightened steers from terrifying motorists and pedestrians. That was in the days when Clock traffic lights were still in use. Traffic was lighter on the peninsula, especially before the war, and when Emily Trueman was thrown from her jinker on the highway at Rye in 1935, it was some time before she was found unconscious.
It is hard to appreciate how Mornington has grown since the 1980’s. And how lacking in vision it was to close the railway in 1983 just when patronage was about to explode! At the time that Shirley Bourne and her brother, Clarrie, were droving cattle to and from the Tanti Market, Mornington was a country town, not suburbia. The Tanti Hotel was much smaller in those days and the market had a frontage of about 200 metres to the highway between the hotel and a garage, just north of the railway line, run by Mr Campbell. The western boundary was Government Rd. If people wanted stock driven to the market, they would ring the Bournes who had one of the first phones in the district.
After the market Shirley and Clarrie would drive stock to the buyers’ properties, such as steers to the Wilsons at Safety Beach, sheep to Bella Bella east of Pearcedale and to Lou Abraham’s racehorse stud “Tongala Park” at Red Hill. One of Lou’s well known horses was Gay Lad.
When trucks became more powerful and roads more dangerous, Shirley had turned her attention to motherhood and Clarrie bought a stock transport truck, operating from Mornington. Others engaged in this business were Dave Allen of Mornington and Bill Crowe in the Balnarring/Bittern area.
Most people driving though Mornington probably do not even notice the sign pointing to the street named after one of the area’s most influential people. He opposed a proposed site for the town’s school because it was a swampy wasteland; today it is
Alexandra Park! He was a member of Parliament and a prominent auctioneer. W.F.Vale and Co. auctioned the Stenniken grant on the west corner of Truemans Rd at Tootgarook at their rooms (412 Collins St) on 4-2-1920.
A member of this wealthy family bought much land north of the Sea Lane (Bruce Rd.) It was his daughter Phyllis and her husband, Herbert A. Jackson who lived on the property, thus giving the name of Jacksons Hill to the steep climb starting near the homestead. The northern boundary of their land was Range Rd. The south boundary was Ellerina Rd (Bruce Rd), the boundary between Moorooduc and Kangerong parishes, which was known in those days as the sea lane.
Phyllis and Shirley had a common love of horses and competed all over in horse shows, travelling as far afield as Lilydale. As well as show horses, Phyllis owned racehorses, one of which was Helion, 2nd in the 1954 Melbourne Cup; no shame in being beaten by the great Rising Fast! One of her workers, Sue Knight, was placed in the Garryowen in 1950 on one of Phylis’s horses.
In the Garryowen during the Royal Melbourne Show in 1941, Mrs Herbert Jackson was mounted on Devon. Another to be involved with the Moorooduc area, Mrs Ken Moore of Clover Cottage, Berwick, won several events; Ken, involved in the Two Bays Nursery, owned Tuerong Park for a time. (Argus 6-9-1941.)
On March 2nd 1950, at St Andrews Hospital, East Melbourne, William Frederick Vale of “Ardoyne”, 54 Sutherland Rd, Armadale passed away. He was the devoted husband of the late Eliza Margaret and loved father of Fred (deceased 1st A.I.F.) and Phyllis (Mrs Herbert A.Jackson of Dalkeith, Mt Martha.) (Argus 3-3-1950.)
The Argus of 23-9-1954 had a long article, with photos, about Phyllis introducing the European system of training horses and riders at Dalkeith. This involved tutelage by a Hungarian expert and a narrow lane leading to jumps to prevent the horses from baulking. Bill Bull, who trained and rode for Phyllis, could not believe the improvements although he was a leading show rider. (On 28-1-1948, the engagement of Bill Bull, son of George, to Kath Rollason of Eaglemont was announced in the Argus.)
The History of Dalkeith appears on page 275 of the Shire of Mornington’s Heritage Study. The Moumt Martha Run was occupied by Dallymore and then Aitken before James Hearn took it up. Hearn acquired the pre-emptive right as well as over 1100 acres between Hearn and Bay Rds and 850 acres to the west, north and east of the P.R. The last of these allotments, 29A, encompassed the Tubbarubba diggings.
Robert Watson purchased 3000 acres in 1876 (stated elsewhere in the study as 1871) and set up a homestead block near Lempriere Ave, building a house called Melrose. (I think this is a mistake; it was probably Melville.) He sold 1300 acres in 1888 but retained Melrose and pastoral holdings around Dalkeith, which he leased to such as Thomas Appleyard and Alfred Head. (Both men were grantees in the parish of Balnarring and Appleyard in Kangerong too.) William Vale, a Mornington farmer and Real Estate Agent bought Dalkeith in about 1901. (Heritage Study, Balnarring and Kangerong maps.)
Watson, after whom Watson Rd in Mt Martha was named, probably did not do much farming, as the study said that his main reason for settling in the area concerned his health. The Argus of 28-4-1881 carried the following advertisement:
GRAZING MT MARTHA ESTATE, NEAR MORNINGTON.
Tenders are called for the grazing on the following parts of the Mt Martha Estate, either together or separately and for one or a term of years:
Clarendon Park (321 acres; St James and Waverly Parks (510 acres with station and stockyards); Dalkeith Park (about 760 acres).
For conditions or to view, apply to the proprietor, Robert Watson, Melville House, Mornington.
As Moorooduc was consistently referred to as being in Mornington, it is unclear whether Watson was actually living in the township of Mornington. If he was living on his estate at Mt Martha, Graeme Butler may have been wrong calling his house there Melrose, unless the Argus got it wrong.
Alfred Head was on Dalkeith Park at about the time that Vale bought it, as reports of fat sheep sales in the Argus of 21-3-1900 and 5-8-1903 show. Alfred was the returning officer for elections in the Shire of Flinders and Kangerong. A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA P. 111.
The Aitken who leased the Mt Martha run was probably John Aitken after whom Mt Aitken on the Calder Highway west of Sunbury was named. He was the first to have sheep on the Mornington Peninsula; when the Chile ran aground off Arthurs Seat in March, 1836 with 1600 of his sheep aboard. After such a traumatic experience for his sheep, he probably rested them nearby, perhaps on Dalkeith, before undertaking the long trip to Melbourne. It is highly likely that Mr Aitken of Kenyer Park, Moorooduc, who had married Miss Dyer, was a descendant of John Aitken; they celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary on 19-4-1945. A DREAMTIME OF DROMANA P.12,24. BULLA BULLA I.W. Symonds.
As mentioned earlier, this was known by pioneers as Whites Rd. Shirley told me that the land across Three Chain Rd from the Bourne farm (Melway 151 G9) was a rifle range and the most direct route there from the Balcombe army camp (151 C1) was along this road. The soldiers used to take a short cut through the Bourne farm to the rifle range.
So far, the White and Quinn families have been mentioned. Alexander Sutherland probably started Victoria and its Metropolis a year or so before he bought Heronswood in Dromana, built by his old Professor at Melbourne University. He made sure that all the pioneers of Victoria got a mention- as long as they subscribed to his publication! Luckily, two of our pioneers did so.
JONES Alfred, J.P., Somerville, was born in London and went to Canada, British America, at the age of 10 years in 1832. He arrived in Victoria in March 1853 and going with a party of five to Bendigo, he obtained 15 ounces of gold in five weeks. He then went to the McIvor diggings, but not being successful there, proceeded to Frankston, whence he supplied the town of Melbourne and the troops with firewood at three pounds ten shillings per load. Finding at the end of two years that competition was materially bringing down the prices, he went inland and rented Baxter’s Flat for five years. In 1860, he purchased 500 acres of land at Somerville, then called Tyabb, and settled there. He
still resides on his land, breeding horses and growing fruit. Mr Jones is a Justice of the Peace for the central Bailiwick.
Colin McLear mentions on page 109 of “A Dreamtime of Dromana” that Alfred Jones was a butcher at Somerville who was involved in a horse race, the Frankston and Schnapper Point Handicap, at Mr Rennison’s on 3-2-1868. Rennison was a publican in Mornington. Other Moorooduc residents involved in this pursuit at various times were B.Benton, Mr Webster and presumably George Byrne. It is likely that the race meeting occurred on allotment 11B of the parish of Moorooduc between Balnarring and Derril Rds, the western end of which is now the Rockleigh Stone Quarry.
Leslie Moorhead mentions that E.J.Jones, J.Turner and S.Absolom, three Moorooduc pioneers, met at the saw mill in Graydens Rd (on the site of the cricket grounds) in 1861. The story goes that they felled a tree to get honey from a hive that was on it. (Probably a less hazardous method than that used by Bob Wilson and Alf Hanson at Red Hill 40 years later that nearly cost Bob his life! - Memoirs of a Larrikin.)
TWO JONES FAMILIES?
Just as there were two different Gomm families in the vicinity of Brighton and then the vicinity of Somerville, the latter area seems to have had two different Jones families. Alfred, who ran the Almond Bush Stud at Somerville, was buried at Frankston Cemetery after dying on 2?-1-1906 at the age of 84. Grave inscriptions from that cemetery give details about people who were members of one of these families or the other. Charles A.Jones, who died on 8-12-1939 at the age of 68, married Hannah Elizabeth, the daughter of William and Mary E. Unthank. Hannah died on 22-3-1959 at the age of 83. Charlotte Emily, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Hodgins, who died on 10-5-1941, married another Jones lad whose name is not recorded on the gravestone.
One would assume that these and other members of the Jones family buried at Frankston were related to Alfred, but it is interesting that one of the descendants of Edward Jones of Spring Farm at Moorooduc was named Charles. Alfred moved to Canada from London as a boy but Edward came from Wales. Two of the farms owned by Edward’s family were Criccieth and Penbank, both named after places in the area where Edward was involved in the more intricate aspects of ship- building carpentry. His expertise in this trade and a sojourn in South Australia led to an increase in his wealth and the given name of Wakefield for one of his boys .(Spring Farm Heritage Assessment 2009,Lorraine Huddle.) Edward Jones married Sarah Howes. (Death notice for William Howes in the Argus of 17-6-1930.)
Edward and Sarah Jones of Spring Park had the following children, John E (presumably the first son, who died before George, George (who died at the age of 75 at Criccieth on 14-12-1947), Emma (Mrs Woodhouse who died at the age of 82 on 30-7-1951), Mary (who married Robert H.Morris from South Wales in 1900; they were living at Penbank, probably on the present school block, in 1925), Frank, Alice (Mrs A.W.Shepherd, David’s mother) and Charlie. George married Mabel Fleming and they had one child, Gwen, who married Fred Unthank of Balnarring. (Sources George’s death notices in the Argus of 15-12-1947, Morris 25th Anniversary notice.)
The Argus of 19-12-1928 records the sale of 175 acres in Moorooduc to H.K.Field on account of the executor of Edward Jones. This was definitely Spring Farm, 15 A and B Bittern, a total of 175 acres 2 roods and 21 perches. Whether the sale fell through or the family leased and repurchased the property, the Jones occupancy continued until 1941.
As Graeme Butler confused Spring Farm and Penbank in the 1980’s and Lorraine Huddle’s Spring Farm Heritage Assessment of 2009 did not remove the confusion, I have asked that it should be made crystal clear that Spring Farm was not at Jones Corner.
Part of a letter sent to council’s planning department.
Not much has to be done to ensure the accuracy of the assessment so that historians using it in the future do not perpetuate mistakes (as Bruce Bennett did in The Butcher, the Baker, The because C.N.Hollinshed wrote about Edward Williams as if he was Edward White in Lime Land Leisure.)
The pages which contain inaccuracies are pages 7 and 28, mainly because of quotes from Butler’s study and Lorraine’s statements that appear to support his misconceptions. I suggest that page 7, from “The location formed a local hub… (and the quote) be replaced with:
Spring Farm was at the south west of Mornington-Tyabb and Stumpy Gully Roads. Edward Jones’ family also owned two nearby farms, “Criccieth” and “Penbank”, both named after places in the area of Wales where Edward Jones had lived. It was “Penbank” on which the Jones’ store was built at Jones Corner. This farm is also referred to as the Derril Road Property. Although Spring Park was the home of Edward and Sarah Jones and not the community hub established at Jones Corner, it was certainly a focus of community life because of the entertainments held in the Spring Farm barn. It can be argued that if Edward had not lived at Spring Farm, and bought Penbank, the community facilities would never have been built at Jones Corner.
In his Shire of Mornington Heritage Study, Graeme Butler drew an incorrect conclusion that the Jones property at Jones Corner was Spring Farm. The following map shows Spring Farm, Criccieth and Penbank (the property at Jones Corner that Butler thought was Spring Farm.) Criccieth consisted of crown allotments 12A and 9A in the parish of Bittern (126 acres.) Penbank was Allotment 5, Moorooduc, of 266 acres and granted to A.McKay. By 1925, the name was applied to a 40 acre block occupied by Robert H. Morris, Edward Jones’ son in law. This block was later owned by David Shepherd and now houses the Penbank School.
George Edward could not have been the G.E.R.Jones on Oak Hill in 1924; his wife’s name was Mabel, not Ivy. Nor could the occupant of Oak Hill have been George’s son; he did not have a son.
THE MAP OF THE THREE JONES FARMS (SPRING FARM, PENBANK AND CRICCIETH) COLD NOT BE TRANSFERRED.
A notice of an application to seek probate of the will of John Edward Jones, in the Argus of 16-10-1928, shows that John was a retired Shire Secretary. His residence was in Gweno Avenue, Frankston. This indicates that he had subdivided a property there and named the street after his niece, George and Mabel’s Gwen. His executors were Francis Wakefield Jones, a Moorooduc farmer, and Charles William Jones a carrier of Moorooduc. John was at Moorooduc in 1909 when his wife won a Robur Tea reward (Argus 26-6-1909.) His property at Frankston was called “The Heights”. He had only one child, Alice Warland (Allie), who married Frederick Augustus, the son of Cr C.Murray and the late Elizabeth Murray. Their wedding was at St Andrews, Somerville and they settled on Little Farm, Moorooduc, still their residence when daughter, Joan, arrived. (Argus 12-6-1920 marriage, 19-1-1921 birth.)
Edward may have bought property in South Australia during his working visit, as his will was cleared for probate by that state’s Supreme Court (Argus 10-9-1925.)
Charles William was still a carrier in 1930 and had the misfortune to lose a bag of wood between Melbourne and Frankston (Argus 11-10-1930.)
The occupant of Oak Hill was George Edward Redvers Jones, the son of Mr and Mrs J.H.Jones of “Gladwyne” Moorooduc, late of Tallarook. Ivy Stella Brunt had lived at Jolimont but her paternal grandmother had lived at Officer. (Jones-Brunt marriage notice, Argus 30-12-1922.) Was this a third Jones family?
W.Jones who bought 80 acres at the corner of Queens Rd and South Boundary East (Melway 140 F 10) might have been Alfred Jones’ father. The Argus of 14-8-1857 described this land as lot 21 and J. Watson’s purchase as lot 22 (of 23 lots all over the place). Jones’ 80 acre triangle and Watson’s 320 acres were actually crown allotments 1 and 2 in the parish of Tyabb. Watson’s land was south of W.Jones’ land and was obviously the origin of the name of Watsons Inlet.
Alfred Jones’ Almond Bush Stud must have been on crown allotment 5 of the parish of Tyabb. This triangular block was bounded by Baxter- Tooradin Rd, Ingersoll Rd and Lower Somerville Rd. Alfred also had another triangular block across Lower Somerville Rd, east of Ingham’s land. (107 J8). Almond Bush St heads straight toward the western boundary of this smaller triangle.
Alfred Jones had represented the area as a councilor for 20 years by 1887, and continued to do so.
SHEPHERD William H., Somerville is a native of this colony, born in South Yarra. He went to Tyabb in 1860. When 21 years of age he selected 160 acres of land and commenced business as a market gardener. The land on which he is located now is his freehold property and he finds the land suitable for all kinds of nursery plants and of fruit with the exception of oranges and lemons. Mr Shepherd is married and has a family of two sons.
David Shepherd’s father, William Shepherd, possibly the grandson of the original William, married Alice Jones in the second wedding service conducted in the Tyabb Church of England. The Shepherd family had established a successful nursery at Somerville and, in 1947,William and Alice transferred its operation to land that they had bought at the corner of Moorooduc and Tyabb Rds.
Leslie Moorhead’s centenary book for Moorooduc Primary School gives the following detail. James Firth selected land in 1857 and was joined by his brothers, John and William. The brothers engaged in timber getting. Descendants are still (1980) on Stumpy Gully Rd. The Firths used their bullocks to plough Bungower Rd in preparation for its construction. In “Lime Land Leisure”, C.N.Hollinshed adds the following. John, the great grandfather of the three Firth lads had married Margaret Harvey. (It is possible that the Harveys of Red Hill were related to the Firths.)
The Firths were native of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. James (born 1830) and John selected land at the corner of Eramosa and Stumpy Gully Rds while William was further east near Coolart Rd. While remaining in Moorooduc, the brothers bought land in the parish of Balnarring on Myers Rd: John 110 acres in 1876, William 235 acres in 1878 and James 319 acres in 1880. John became a Mornington Councillor. William bred Clydesdales. The brothers eventually sold their Balnarring land but in 1937, James Firth’s son, Andrew, and his son, Lindsey, bought 223 acres across Myers Rd from the land James had bought in 1880. (The parish map does not show grants to John Firth or William Firth. It is likely, due to the location of Firth Rd that William bought crown allotment 66 and possibly 69 from Loughlin Counsel.)
PAGE 11-21 are in THE FEMALE DROVER Part 2.
INDEX (THIS WAS IN COLUMNS BUT DID NOT COPY AND PASTE IN THAT FASHION. i WILL TIDY IT UP.)
PROPERTY NAMES ARE IN ITALICS.
ABSOLOM 7 17 41 44 48 49 57 60-1 ABRAHAM 4 ACCIDENTS 17 33 40 42 43 44 57 ADAMS 14 ADAMS J.S. 34 ADDISON 59 AITKEN 5 6 33 47 55 ALLAN/ALLEN 4 19 22 ALLCHIN 11 63 ALLENDALE 50 ALLISON 28 63 ALMOND BUSH STUD 7-10,32 52 55 75 ALSTON 62 ANDERSON 40 ANDREWS 17 69 ANGELICO 39 51 ANNESLEY 24 36 78-9 ANSETT 15 APPLEYARD 5 ARMSTRONG 27 ARMY 6 44 46 48 50 ATKINSON 62 AUSTIN 67
BAILLIE BAKER BALCOMBE 17 18 22 30 75-6 BALFOUR 28 BANIE 18 19 BARAK 65 BARKER 56 57
BARNES 28 51 BARRENGER 60
BARROW’S GREEN 36 BATES 36 BAXTER78-9 BEGGS 48-50 BELEURA 35
BELLA BELLA 4 BELLOWS 3, 34, 59, 71-4 BENNETT 19 26 34 36 63 71 BENT 15 16 33 53 66
BENTON 7 11 17 28 30 63 BLACKS CAMP 25 65 BLAKE 17 BLAMEY 43 BLOOMFIELD 32 45
BOAG 4 58 BOE 51 74 BOLITHO 59 BOURNE 1-4 45 60 BRIERLEY 48 60 61 BRUCE 68 BRUNNING 46, 80 BRUNT 9 38 BUCHER 25 BULL 5 BULLA 62 BULLEN 30 39 51 BURDETT 48 60 61 BURLEY 78 BULSTRODE 50 BUNGOWER PARK 50
BUTCHART 17 BUTLER 45 BUTTER FACTORY 1 35 58
BYRNE 7 14 16 18 19 28 56 76
CAMPBELL 4 19 21 26 28 57
CANADIAN 2 54 63-4 74-5 78 CARNFORD 36 67
CARTER 40 CARTWRIGHT 60 61 CHAPMAN 41
CHESHIRE 29 36 44
CLARK (E) 3 16 44 45 69 CLAY 60 61
CLYDESDALE 29 COBB 56 63
COLES 11 19 26 60 62 COLES Sir George 62
CONNELL 17 18 20 32 35 40 55
COOK 28 29
COUNSEL 10 19 21 29 30 31 32 65
COURTNEY 31 COX 44 COX PLATE 55
COXSHALL 12 13
CRICCIETH 7-9 48 51 CROPS (VEGETABLE) 42
CROWE 4 CUMMINS 46 CUNNINGHAM 44
DAIRYING 3-4 43 47 58 59 60
DALKEITH 4 5 22 40 55
DALLYMORE 5 55 DANDRIDGE 44 60 61 DARLING 42 DEALY 60
DICKER 16 DICKSON 59 60
DIMMOCK 17 DOBIE 69
DOCWRA 16 17 61 DOHERTY 58 DONNE 18
DOWNWARD 32 40 46 49 75 DOWSETT 49
DROMANA 3-4 20 21 25 36 47 58 DUNKERLY 17 20 DUNN 18 40 63
EATON 14 25 28 29 EDGAR 69 ELLISTON 60 ELM GROVE 38
ENGLAND Alf 19 30 31 EVANS 44 60
FIELD 8 41
FIRE 16 42 45 46 50
FIRTH 9-12 16 19 22 24-5 27 29 31 35-8 44- 5 49 62-4 66 69 78-9 FISHERMEN 49
FLOOD 17 19 20 24 26 29 41 43 51 68 FOGARTY 43
FOOTBALL 11 16 42 43 72 74 FORBES 18 FORD 57 FORD MOTOR Co. 39 FORRESTER 47 FOSTER 19 59 FRAME Bros. 38 FRANKSTON 10 56 79 FRASER 41
GALLUS 40 44 GENAT 46 48 49 60 GIBSON 41 GILL 41 GILLETT 18 21 35 58 68 75
GILLIGAN 11 19 22
GLENHOYA 15 31 53 66 75 GLEN MAVIS 36 GODING 42-3 47-8 60 65
GOMM 14-17 26 31 33 39 51 53 55 61 63 66 75 78-9 GOODMAN 60 61
GRAF 16 65 66 GRANT 47 63 64 78-9
GRANTEES 18-19 GREEN ACRES 48-50
GREEN ISLAND 34 56 GREGORY 51 GRICE 17 22-3 GRIERSON 40 44 60 GRIFFIETH 43 55
GRIFFITH 12-14 25 45 GRINDAL 36
GROVER 28-9 GRUCHY 19
HADLOW 61 HAMMERLY 42 HANSON 12 14 HARRAP 63
HASTINGS 15 21 HAWKINS53
HEAD 5 6
HEARN 5 8 18 22 55 HEGGEN 42 HILL 41
HODDLE 24 78
HODGINS 7 64 78
HOLMES 12 53
HOPCRAFT 12-14 57 HORNBUCKLE 46
HORSE RACING 15 17 21 32 52 54-5 56 61
HOSPITAL SUNDAY 29 HOWARD 60 61 HUNT 74 HURREN 55 60 61
HUTCHINS 16 HUTCHINSON 41
ISLAND VIEW 13 51 75
ISAACS 19 21 27 75
JACKSON 5 41 68
JENKINS 11 36 62 JENNINGS 42
JONES 19 7 9 10 22 25 37-41 47-8 50 51 55 57-60 78 82
JONES Alf 6 7 9 10 52 54-56 64 75 78 80
KEILOR 54 KELLY ESTATE 40 KEMP 11
KENNA 11 KENSINGTON RACECOURSE 55 KEWARRA 44
LAKIN 60 61 LANE 60 LA PAIX 49 LEGG 51
LE MESURIER 19 LEMPRIERE 27 LE ROUX 47 50 60 61 LIGHTWOOD VALE 58 LILLYWHITE 40 41
LITTLE FARM 9 LLOYD 50 LODER 74 LORD SOMERVILLE 54
LOVE 18 LUCAS 38
McCONNELL 40 50 McCRAE 23 McROBERTS 60 61 McCURLEY 64
McCUSKER 18 29 31-2 69
McGURK 19 29 51
McKAY 8 17 19 20 22 51
McLAURIN 19 27 31
McLEAR 20 41
McLENNAN 19 22 36 37 MacPHERSON 19
MAILER 18 21 MALE 58 65
MALLENSON 41 MANYUNG 21 MAPS 9 18 19 79 MARQUIS 63
MARRIOTT 25 42 44 46 48 50 60 62 63 MARTIN 37 MARTLAND 78 MASKELL 49 MATHESON 19 20 26
MATHIE 17 MATTHEWS 69 70
MELROSE/MELVILLE HOUSE 55 MILLS 19 MITCHELL 60
MOAT 29 MOATS CORNER 41 59 MONK 56 60 61 66
MOORE 5 69
MOORELLEN 29 44 69
Church/school 3 31 33-4 43 48 62
Station 4 34-5 39 44-5 58 MORGAN 78
MORIARTY 29 69 MORNINGTON PIONEERS 63
MORNINGTON F.C. 11
MORRIS 7 39 48 51 MORRIS James 18 MORTON 43 MOYSEY 19
MURRAY 9 16 38 43-4 47 58 65
NEAL 15 NEUMANN 60
NICHOLSON 20 47
NOLAN 31 32
NORMAN 17 20
OAK HILL 9 OAKHURST 51
OLIN 34 OLIVER 36 67
O’NEILL 22 53 OPPY 37
ORKNEY 11 31 36 38-9 66 81
OSBORNE 2 3
PAGONONI 41 80 PALMER 26 PARISH MAPS 18 19 PARNELL 48 60 61 PATON 69 PATTERSON 35 PAULL 44 PEARCEDALE 53 68
PECK 27 30 40 PEMBROKE 39 48
PENBANK 7-9 39 51 68 78 PENTECOST 63
PERMIEN 24 55 PERROTT 58 PESTS 46 49
PHOTOGRAPHS 1 35 67 70 72 77 82 PINDER 58 PITT 41 69 POEMS 1 16 69 74 75
PORTA 3 19 34 59 71-4
PRESTON GRANGE 35
PROSSER 12 PURVES 57
QUARANTINE STATION 56 QUARRY 21 25 42-4 51 60 78
QUINAN 20 21
QUINN 1 3 17 20 62
RANELAGH 23 63
RANGE RD 2 6
RANSOM 19 28 RAU 49 60 61
RED GUM FLAT 30 32 75-6
RED HILL 3 4 7 12 15
REDWOOD 32 75-6
RENNISON 7 17 18 21 56
RENOUF 12 36 51 75 RICARDO 50 RICHARDSON 48 60 61 62 RICKARDS 45 50 62
RICKETTS 17 ROADS 43 48
ROBERTS 3 4 38 45 50 59 60 62 ROBERTSON 63 ROBINSON 54
ROSEBUD 15 25 46 48 49
ROYAL HOTEL 21 ROYAL MAIL COACH 54
RUDDELL 18 27 31 56 69
RUDDUCK 20 32 RUSSELL 60
SAGE 24 55 78-9
ST JOHNS NURSERY 16
SAWMILLS 7 54
SAWYER 12-14 37 57 58 SAYERS 18 SCOTT 11 22 32 36 38-9 44 46 48 51 64 80 SEATON CAREW 51 SEWELL 45 60 SHALIMAR 48
SHANDON 25 44 48 50 62 63
SHANNON 29 69
SHAW 1 2 11 15 46 65
SHEPHERD 7 9 10 15 16 25 39 48 49 51 -4 63 65 80 SHEPHERD’S BUSH 44 56
SHERLOCK 28 SHERWIN 46
SHERWOOD 21 SHOTTON 63
SLANEY 25 38-9 40-43 46 62-3 SLATER 36 SLOCOMBE 60 62
SMITH 3 17 20 37 60
SMITH J.T. 2 3 19 27 53 63 80SOMERVILLE 46 52-5
SOMERVILLE BABS 16
SOMERVILLE name 52-3
SOMERVILLE school 16 52
SOMERVILLE station 34 53 SOMERVILLE Lord 54 (25-1-1870) SOMERVILLE Townshend 53 80 SONNENBERG 18
SPRING FARM 7-9 39 41 51 55 78 STEER 41 58 STENNIKEN 56
STEPHEN 34 STEWAR(T/D) 18 42 61 STILLMAN 47 60 61
STONE 35 63 STRANAGHAN 60 61 STREET NAME ORIGINS 6 63-8 74-5
SULLIVAN 22 54
SUMMERLANDS 13 14 37 57
SUMMERS Dr. 41 81
SUMNER 19 20 22-4 78
SUNNYSIDE 21 35 56 75
SUTTON 27 31
SURVEYORS 24 SWEET 60 SWIFT 40 59 SYNOTT 19
TAIT 19 22 26 TALLIS 38
Hotel 4 30 TAYLOR 60 61 TELEPHONE 41
THE HEIGHTS (JONES) 9
THE RANCH 25 39-41 62-3 THE SPRINGS 40 45-6 50
THOMPSON 28 36 46 52 58 60 THORNELL 49 55 80
THREE CHAIN RD 1 2 TIMEWELL 43 TOEBELMANN 60 61 TONKINS 78 TOMPKINS 50 TUCK42 TUDDENHAM 60
TUERONG 18 20 25 29 31 35 36 41 44 55 61 68-70
TUERONG VALLEY 21
TUBBARUBBA 29 TULLY 44 61
TURNBULL 34 60
TURNER 4 7 17 41 44 60
TWO BAYS Co. 40 43-4 51 55 64 TWYFORD 48 60 62
UNTHANK 7 36 39 41 48 51 53 63 80
VALE 5 40 47 55
VAN SUYLEN 21 58
WAGNER 17 19 41 59
WANNAEUE 14 WARD 60 61
WATSON 5 6 9 10 25 55 60 78
WEBB 16 19 51 67 75
WEBSTER 7 47 WELLS 46 WESTAWAY 46 WHEAT 41 WHEELER 47-8 60 62 78
WHITAKER 19 21 27 30
WHITE 1-3 17 18 19 20 27-8 40 41 55 58 59 60 62 WIADROWSKI 45-6 60 62 WILSON 4 17 18 20 28-31 57 69 WILSON H.W. 59 WISE 50
WOOD 19 26 WOODHOUSE 48 WOYNA 46 WRIGHT 50 60 62
YEWERS 34-5 56 63
YOUNG 32 YUILLE 19 63
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.
I am often prompted to write a journal by something I read in an old newspaper on trove. The spur for this journal was an article about fly-fishing on page 15 of the Sunday Herald Sun of 12-2-2012. I quote: 'Trout were introduced into Australia in 1834 by Edward Wilson, editor of the Argus newspaper,"to provide for manly sports, which will lead Australian youth to to seek their recreation on the river's bank and mountainside rather than in the cafe and casino."
Geoffrey Searle and K.B.Keeley would have been delighted with that bit of trivia but would have been quick to point out, as I now do, that Edward did not arrive in Australia until 1841. Keeley would probably have added that the importation would have been in 1854 when Wilson was enjoying the peacefulness of "Arundel" at Tullamarine.When he was retiring as editor of the Argus, he recommended 10 or 12 mile rides to his successor; this would be the distance from the Argus office to "Arundel" via Keilor and Bertram's ford. In his A.N.U. biography of Edward Wilson, Geoffrey Searle mentions that Wilson became a model gentleman farmer at Keilor but does not name the property or explain what model farm meant. He also gives little detail about James Stewart Johnston, Wilson's original partner in The Argus.
I will not give any detail about Wilson's life story because Searle covers it all.My focus is on local history. I will paste some information from K.B.Keeley's architectural thesis on Arundel, circa 1961 and from Tony Cockram, owner of Arundel Farm, circa 1990. Wilson's squatting and newspaper partner James Stewart Johnston established the Craiglee Winery, across Sunbury Rd from the Goonawarra Winery (established by Francis, a fellow politician) and just east of the Jacksons Creek crossing, (Melway 382 H5.) The bluestone building he had erected 1865-8is shown on the Victorian Heritage Database, Heritage overlay number H.O.58.
MODEL FARM. The description "model farm" could mean good fencing and buildings, the use of modern equipment or experimentation such as H.B.Slaney's trials with superphosphate on "The Ranch" at Moorooduc. In the early days, the term was used in conjunction with acclimatisation, a movement started in Victoria by Edward Wilson. I think I can remember one of the McCracken letters referring to the zoo as the Model Farm. No doubt, as pointed out by Keeley, Edward Wilson'a aims on Arundel were those listed on the website called VICTORIAN ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY.
EXTRACT FROM "EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF TULLAMARINE".
SECTION 1, known in early days as the Glengyle Estate, went west from the most northerly point of Annandale Rd to the river. Its northern boundary is indicated by Localiser Rd (Melway 4 K10) and the southern boundary by a western extension of Sharps Rd, except that the farm originally known as Glengyle (Guthries) and Ellengowen (Bertrams)which became the blocks in Browns Rd were also in section 1.
SECTION 1. (ARUNDEL)
This was granted to Richard Hanmer Bunbury who obtained it by selection and paid 907 pounds, one pound per acre. Bunbury, after whom streets in Gladstone Park and Williamstown are named, became harbour master and chief of water police. Later owners were Colin Campbell (1843), Donald Cameron (1851), Edward Wilson (1853), Robert McDougall (1868) and Robert Taylor (1889). Wilson, Argus editor and a leader of the acclimatisation movement, had a virtual zoo on the “model” farm as well as importing crops to trial and breeding chinchilla rabbits. He sold Ellengowen (Browns Rd area) and Turner’s (south of the e-w section of McNabs Rd). McDougall was the expert regarding the Booth strain of shorthorn cattle but had only contempt for the Bates strain of which his western neighbour (in section 23 Doutta Galla), Henry Stevenson was a devotee.
In 1904 Arundel was resumed by the Crown and, in 1910, J.B.McArthur bought lots 21, 22, 3 and 4, a total of 291 acres 3 roods 25 perches. This included 112 ½ acres north of Wallace’s Elm Grove as well as the homestead area enclosed by Arundel and McNabs Roads. Owner of Hosie’s hotel in the city, McArthur was Moonee Valley Racing Club’s first vice president from 1917 and, I believe, succeeded the first chairman, Alister Clark, following the latter’s death in 1949. He was also involved in the Oaklands Hunt Club which often enjoyed hospitality at Arundel farm. Other longtime Closer Settlement pioneers were Cock, Wallace, McFarlane, Fox, Hassed, Birch and Brown.
Later owners of Arundel Farm were: Arthur Wilson (1925), Frank Smith (1935), W.S.Robinson (1949) and W.W.Cockram (1962.) Robinson unfortunately remodelled the façade of McDougall’s graceful 1872 homestead in 1950. (K.B.Keeley’s architectural thesis C 1963 and Tony Cockram’s notes re ownership.)
The two photos below are from K.B.Keeley’s thesis. They show (a) the Arundel homestead in which Edward Wilson lived and (b) the homestead built for McDougall and shown during the ownership of J.B.McArthur, who often hosted Oakland Hunt Club members. See P.100 of “The Oaklands Hunt” by D.F.Cameron- Kennedy for a better view.
The photos could not be pasted but are in Keeley's thesis, a copy of which I put into the (safekeeping???) of the Hume Library when leaving Tullamarine.
One final point. Mornington's first motorised fire engine was provided by the EDWARD WILSON TRUST.
THE INVERNESS HOTEL(1853-1964) AND ITS PENNY POLE, NEAR TULLAMARINE, VIC., AUST. (with background notes.) AND FRANKLINFORD.
I would estimate that hundreds of people have helped me with my research. Some were referred to me for help, resulting in win-win situations. Some contacts, such as Judith Durham and Laurie Wilson (Bonnie William of Dundee) resulted from much digging but in the case of Bernard and Patricia Wright, it was just sheer luck.I taught at Gladstone Park with their daughter. She knew of my interest in local history and got her dad to write his memories of running the Inverness Hotel which was only a stone's throw north of the north end of the N-S runway at Melbourne Airport. The closed road that led from Bulla to Oaklands Junction is shown with a dotted line in Melway 177 F9 and G10. By tracing this to the south east and Oaklands Rd to the south until they intersect, you can find the location of the junction.
Here is Bernard Wright's story, from page I-L 5 -7 of DHOTAMA. I did not realise that I had missed the first portion of Bernard's story, which is in bold type, until I noticed that Ken Sier and the ride-in patron were not mentioned.
Some memories of THE INVERNESS HOTEL at Oaklands Junction.
The Inverness was a popular Saturday night spot because it had a fully enclosed Beer Garden, a band playing dance music of the times and there was strict policing of who was permitted to enter ensuring a pleasant trouble free night.
My knowledge of The Inverness runs from early 1962 until the end of 1964. The licensee before that time was a former Fitzroy footballer, named Ken Sier. He was so familiar with his customers he could tell from the sound of their footsteps who was coming.
Ken introduced me, as the new licensee, to numerous customers, among whom was Norm Oliver, a local transport operator who was also a keen horseman. Norm would often ride his horse to the hotel, sometimes even into the bar, to ensure he had a place to sit while having a drink.
The Inverness was often used by the Oaklands Hunt Club as the starting point for a hunt. Quite exciting to see the riders in their pink jackets, milling about, awaiting the call of the Master of the Hunt. Then the bugle called and the hounds bounded off after the scent.
The Inverness was situated on a bend of Bulla Road, notorious for accidents, because it was much sharper than it looked. This road has disappeared with the construction of Melbourne Airport, being replaced by Tullamarine Freeway and Sunbury Road to the north of the site of the old hotel.
In the late 1950's the hotel was purchased by the Commonwealth Government as part of the area that was to become Melbourne Airport. This meant that I leased the hotel at the Government's pleasure, until the end of 1964, when the licence was cancelled, and construction of Melbourne Airport began.
The hotel was a two storey building, the ground floor consisted of the main bar, saloon bar, dining room, kitchen, guests' lounge and guests' quarters, the upstairs being private residential.
The main bar was a large "L" shaped room which had a thick steel pole in the corner of the "L" reaching from the bar to the ceiling. This pole became known, during my time at the hotel, as "The Penny Pile" because it was suggested that any small change be placed around the pole and built up to the ceiling, the money to be donated to the the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. This was so popular with our customers that it was followed up with with a suggestion that we organise a barrow push into the city on Good Friday to raise more money for the appeal.
A wheelbarrow was donated by KELSO and the manager of Balbethan Stud drove a utility car and horse float to carry the money donations as the barrow became too heavy to push, and to provide transport for the relief pushers.
As a further gesture of goodwill the hotel was open to prime the volunteers who were going to push the barrow and to quench their thirst when they returned after their efforts. In 1963 and 1964 The Inverness would have been the only hotel in Victoria that was open on Good Friday.
Water was always at a premium because we had only tanks for all our needs. If it didn't rain we had to buy water from a local carrier who might take two days to come and fill our tanks. Two days are a long time if you don't have water to wash.
In the cellar I installed a water tap and connections to the beer supply system so that at the close of business each night I could flush the pipes with water. One memorable day at lunchtime there was a degree of panic from the kitchen. The staff turned the taps on to wash the dishes and got beer instead of water. I had forgotten to turn off the water tap in the cellar when I connected the gas to the system. (The gas pressure in the beer barrels being greater than the water pressure in our overhead water tanks.)
Counter lunches were always very popular at The Inverness , especially among the pilots from Essendon Aerodrome. They loved the Scotch Fillet STeak and Fish in Beer Batter we used to put on, and one of the pilots, John Barnes, kept us regularly supplied with fresh King Island crayfish.
The genial gentleman befind the bar with the horseman was my father-in-law, Angus Grant, who was my partner in the business. He was formerly the licensee of the Echuca Hotel where I met him in 1956 through my future wife.
Our time at The Inverness was most memorable because our first two children were born while we were there.
We met many interesting people during our time there. Des Dumbrell who became President of the local shire was a regular customer as was the late Doug Elliot, media personality and politician.
Although close to the city, The Inverness had the ambience of a rustic hostelry, and for this reason it attracted many celebrities who wished only for a quiet drink away from the public view. Numbered among these were such people as the Police Commissioner and the State Coroner who each would arrive in chauffeur driven cars.
The first thing I want to comment on is Bernard's masterful description of the prelude to a hunt; one word "milling" captured perfectly the atmosphere of impatient riders and mounts. I have read over a hundred reports on the Oakland Hunt and D.F.Cameron-Kennedy's excellent history of the club's 100 years but nobody has come close to such a vivid word picture.
KEN SIER. It is easy enough to find details about V.F.L. footballers on the internet but don't rely on one site. The wikipedia entry highlights his 41 goals from full forward in 1944 and 3 goals in the grand final. The A.F.L. stats site gives a breakdown of games and goals per season, jumper numbers, age in his first and last game, and so on. Full Points Footy gives a more personal picture, including a swap card. It describes him as excelling at both ends of the ground, which explains his low tally of goals except in 1944. It also explains his low tally of games and goals in 1942-3 when he did military service and probably only played when he had leave.However the number of goals kicked for both Fitzroy and Richmond differ from the A.F.L. stats, 61 and 13 instead of 36 and 23.Ken played in Fitzroy's last premiership. He was renowned for clever spoiling, prodigious drop kicking and well-timed breakneck runs out of the backline.
Coached by Jack Dyer (Captain Blood)you'd expect him to be a tough nut and flattening Hawthorn's Bobby Milgate behind play in his first game in 1948 would have delighted the coach. (www.hawthornfc.com). Ken would have received as much as he gave, such as when Carlton's Ken Hands jumped into his back and got off at the tribunal in 1946. (Round 15, 1946:blueseum)
My personal experience at Franklinford Primary School convinces me that Ken would have known each customer from the sound of footsteps.
Many of those who built the Airport were Americans. John Petersen (who lived on the east side of the Kindergarten site) and Leo Dineen told me that the Theresa St area in Tullamarine was developed to accommodate them.
John Barnes may have been the pilot -pictured- who left to work for Pakistan International Airlines in 1954. (Sun-Herald, of Sydney, 14-3-1954, page 11.) He may also have previously been at Townsville, Thursday Island, Brisbane and Cairns.
Des Dumbrell was President of Bulla Shire in 1774-5 and 1980-1 and leased Woodlands for many years.(DHOTAMA D77.)
THE INVERNESS HOTEL; 111 YEARS OF HISTORY.
I.W.Symonds mentioned that a Mr Kennedy had built the Inverness Hotel. I can't remember whether he specified a given name but I do remember wondering if it was Donald Kennedy of Dundonald, near Gellibrand Hill. I also have a recollection that his "Bulla Bulla" stated that Robert O'Hara Burke's expedition struck its second camp on the site of the Inverness Hotel.I remember wondering when it was built. Trove reveals all!
The earliest reference to the Inverness Hotel found on trove was on page 6 of The Argus of 2-3-1853.
Henry Kennedy made an application for a new licence, for the Inverness Hotel, Bulla Bulla. This was under the heading of COUNTY OF BOURKE QUARTERLY LICENSING DAY. Above this was more information about licences which showed that the licence for the Robert Burns Inn in Lonsdale St was transferred from Henry Kennedy to Ewen McKinnon.
Why would Henry want to leave the big smoke (literally!) to set up a hotel in the sticks? In the days when there was a hotel on practically every corner, the competition in the bustling town might have been too great, or perhaps Henry's lease on the hotel had expired and the owner was increasing the rent BECAUSE OF THE GOLD RUSH. As for the location of his new hotel, it was situated on the great road to the diggings to quote an advertisement of the time.
Even those headed for McIvor's Diggings (near Heathcote)would travel this road as far as the Lady of the Lake (just south of Derby St Tullamarine) before veering to the right through "the Broadmeadows".
Unfortunately 1854 was a bad year for Bulla and Sunbury. Much Government money was spent on improving the road to Mt Alexander (Castlemaine.)This improved the surface but also allowed the construction of Samuel Brees' timber bridge which was to serve for 15 years until it was replaced by the iron "flower basket" bridge. Keilor Rd maintained the name of Mt Alexander Rd into the 1900's and this became the popular route. The mail route through Bulla had disappeared a few years earlier despite the fierce opposition of Peter Young of "Nairn" who hinted that Taylor of Overnewton and Robertson of Upper Keilor had used undue influence to divert the mail route through Keilor.
However Henry did not live long enough to see his hopes of a quick fortune dashed. Henry Kennedy, of the Inverness Hotel, died at Bulla Bulla at the age of (26/28?) on the 4th December. (Argus 8-12-1853, page 6.)His widow had obviously transferred the licence before she died in March, 1855, at 130 Collins St with her funeral leaving for the new cemetery from 126 Collins St. (A. 29-3-1855, pages 4 and 8.) Perhaps the new licensee was Charles Melville, of the Inverness Hotel near the Deep Creek, whose property was stolen (A. 5-12-1856, page 6.)
George Melville was running the hotel by 1860 and was also a victim of theft. (A.28-8-1860, page 8.)He had been landlord of the hotel for some time and was a witness regarding an alleged theft at John Beech's Beech Tree Hotel in Tullamarine in 1857. (5-5-1857, page 5.)It was probably George who offered the Bulla District Road Board free use of a room when Frost of the Deep Creek Inn sought to impose a charge.
In 1860, the great race was on. That was the race to cross the continent from south to north. It was a matter of boasting rights between South Australia and Victoria.Former policeman at Castlemaine, Burke, was our leader and Landells, who had obtained the camels, was his deputy; the latter resigned later en route and was replaced by Wright, who caused the death of Burke, Wills and Charlie Gray.(Google "the dig tree".)
The expedition's departure from Royal Park was delayed enormously by endless speeches so that they had to strike the first night's camp in the vicinity of today's Queen's Park at Moonee Ponds. On the next day, they travelled to the site of the Inverness Hotel, as Symonds puts it. Two little girls, Catherine and Minnie O'Niall, daughter of the late David O'Niall (who had established the Lady of the Lake Hotel) and who died as spinsters in Docker St, Richmond in the 1930's, peered through the Cape Broom Hedge (that led to the farm being called Broombank) as the procession passed by. (The late Colin Williams whose family leased the property for many years. See the O'Niall/ Beaman journals.)
Symonds' reference to the camp being on the site of the hotel may have been meant to convey the fact that the hotel no longer stood there rather than the impression I gained, that the hotel had not been built by 1860. The expedition's camp sites would most likely have been chosen because of the availability of water. The Beech Tree had an enormous water tank, the building of a tank was one of the first priorities for Michael Loeman at Glenloeman, and no doubt the Inverness had a good supply.AS WE HAVE SEEN, THE HOTEL HAD BEEN THERE FOR SEVEN YEARS!
There is possibly a body buried near the north end of the runway at Melbourne Airport. The Sydney Morning Herald of 13-1-1862 had a par on page 5 about Ludwig Becker, an artist whose scientific talents and enthusiasm made him an ideal selection as a member of the expedition but whose health gave way early leading to his burial on Bulla. This was a retelling of an Argus article in which I'm sure it said in Bulla but the type was hard to read. Near the Inverness, I thought. But then my memory of reading "Coopers Creek" kicked in and I doubted whether Becker had died that soon. I consulted his biography which stated that he had been buried at Bulloo, 8 miles south of Coopers Creek, on 28-4-1861. "Sloppy journalist!" I thought until I discovered that all references to this place during the inquest into the tragedy were as "Bulla".
Ah well, there goes the dramatic announcement about Becker being buried near the Inverness. If he had been buried so close to Melbourne, his remains would almost certainly have been moved to a place of honour anyway. (I did read that moves were afoot to raise funds to enable his remains to be brought back from that more- distant "Bulla".) However the first sentence of the previous paragraph will remain.
An exhausting scroll through every one of the 2346 burials registered at Bulla Cemetery has convinced me that the first burials took place at the cemetery in 1867. (One would expect details of the cemetery's history to be on the City of Hume Website, as Neil Mansfield says it once was, but I couldn't find it.) One of the conditions of victuallers' licences was that bodies discovered nearby had to be accepted until an inquest could be held.
The following inquest report appeared on page 6 of the Argus of 29-1-1868. An unknown man, who had no money, and had kindly been fed by McKenzie of the Inverness, was found dead in the vestry doorway of the Woodlands Church* (Melway 177 J9). Although the report did not say so the inquest would have been held in the Inverness Hotel, 20 chains (400 metres) south of the church block.
The cemetery would have been in operation, but did the trustees allow pauper burials? It is possible that he was buried near the side of the road as so many other had been. Symonds mentioned the bodies that had been found when the road was being made at Troopers Bend on the Sunbury side of the Bulla bridge. No doubt there had been previous deaths of "travellers" near the junction and burials near the end of the runway!
(* The Woodlands Church would have been St Mary's Church of England, built by Mary Greene of Woodlands in (1858?) This church was relocated by Walter V. Murphy, who attended St Pauls in Broadmeadows Township but undertook the huge task of ensuring that what was erected at Melway 177 B8 was exactly the same as what was dismantled at the south west corner of Woodlands.The move was Government -funded because vibration caused by planes was shaking the church to bits.) N.B. Google "St Mary's Bulla" and you'll see my memory of what I read over 20 years ago isn't too bad; it was 1858.
All the following come from The Argus unless otherwise stated.
17-2-1861. A plough had been stolen from Gilbert Alston, a smith at Inverness on the Deep Creek Road. This shows that the hotel's name was being used for the locality. Perhaps section 10 in the parish of Bulla (Mel.385 B9) was not yet known as "Oaklands", a name applied to the road leading to it from Oaklands Junction.
2-2-1863 page 8. Pony lost. Robert Grigor, Inverness Hotel. Assuming he was the publican, he must have continued Melville's offer of a free room for the Roads Board.
28-4-1863 page 7. A notice regarding tenders shows that the shire office (not just the meeting room) was at the Inverness. (See also 31-7-1867.)
8-5-1863 page 4. Thomas Chadwick was the Landlord of the Inverness Hotel. William Chadwick was assessed on the Broadmeadows Hotel in Broadmeadows' oldest extant rate book (1863-4), he was leasing the hotel from John Bethell. William Chadwick later ran the Broady, the Farmers Arms (still) on the south west corner of Mt Alexander Rd and Buckley St, Essendon, and then moved (between 1877 and 1880) to Benalla where he built a hotel of the same name and bought much land. (Victoria and Its Metropolis, page 326.) William, a native of Yorkshire, was no doubt related to Thomas.
22-11-1864. Uh, oh! Thomas Chadwick was insolvent and the Sheriff was to sell goods and the licence.
28-12-1866 page 2. A clearing sale was to be held, Mr Jamieson's lease having expired.
4-9-1867 page 5. James Munro McKenzie, publican, Inverness Hotel, was insolvent. (See inquest above.)
30-7-1887 page 3. The Glenara Estate of 4078 acres was offered for sale.The Inverness Hotel, which had obviously been the property of the late Walter Clark, was to be sold with one acre of land. The current tenant's lease was to expire on 31-12-1887. The buyer must have later purchased the Inverness paddock. I don't think the sale was a raging success because Russell and Davis (in-laws because Mrs Russell was a Davis)were still leasing the estate in 1888 when Farquhar McRae, who was in charge of their hunters, laid the trail from Warlaby for the first activity of the Oakland Hunt. ("The Oakland Hunt" D.F.Cameron-Kennedy.)
20-10-1900 page 3. The Trustees, Agency and Executors Co.Ltd. and A and W.Wiseman were selling 57 acres 2 roods and 38 perches being part 17A parish of Tullamarine and the Inverness Hotel and Oaklands Junction Post Office.This 58 acres included land on both sides of the closed road discussed in the first paragraph of this journal; I estimate that the triangular portion we traced to locate the junction had frontages of 29 chains on the parish boundary (e-w section of Sunbury Rd) and 20 chains to Oaklands Rd, giving the triangle an area of only half of the 58 acres. The Hume Library system should have the Airports acquisition map so this could be confirmed, but my email enquiring re the whereabouts of this, and other, material has not even been answered.
23-12-1903 page 2. Tenders were called for the purchase of a creamery and equipment close to Madden's Inverness. Bridget Madden was Maurice Crotty's daughter. Joe Crotty told me that Maurice, who leased and then bought Broomfield (indicated by Tullamarine Park Rd) had bought the hotel for her but it is more likely that he paid the lease. I remember something about Bridget's husband dying young but I'll have to check on this.
4-9-1928 page 18. Thomas Pickles of the Inverness Hotel, Oaklands Junction, had an accident near Riddells Creek.
LICENSEES AND CHRONOLOGY. --- to --- indicates a transfer of licence. The new licensee's full address is given in the notice.
1853. First application for a licence by Henry Kennedy as detailed elsewhere.(henceforth a.d.e.)
Dec. 1856. Charles Melville a.d.e.
1860. George Melville a.d.e.
Feb. 1863. Robert Grigor a.d.e. Road board office for several years.
May 1863-November 1864. Thomas Chadwick a.d.e.
1866.Jamieson's lease expired a.d.e.
1867- Jan. 1868. James Munro McKenzie insolvent a.d.e.
1870's. See CHANGE OF NAME following this. Dean, Hunt.
1879, 1882. Patrick Condon. (Bulla Rates.)
1884-5 Wise's directory. Patrick Condon.
A. 13-11-1889, page 1.Death and Funeral notices; MADDEN. On the 12th, at the residence of her brother, Mr Maurice Crotty, Keilor, relict of the late Thomas Madden (of Lisgibon, Bansha, Ireland), aged 50 years. The funeral was to proceed from the residence of Maurice to Bulla Cemetery at 1 p.m.
I was given to understand that Maurice paid for Bridget's passage to Australia and bought the hotel for her; perhaps this meant leasing it from the first day of 1888. No transfer of licensees in this period has been found; perhaps the notice was in "The Age" instead of The Argus. Bridget's children may have been running the hotel while she lay in her sick bed at Broomfield. (See Foster, Sharp and Crotty journal.)
A. 26-8-1901 page 1 and Sunbury News 312-8-1901 page 2. Mr T.Madden, brother of Miss Madden of the Inverness Hotel, who was only 27, died on the 24th at 1p.m. from rheumatic fever. He had been living at the hotel and was very popular.
A. 26-9-1893 page 2. The sheriff was instructed to sell 12 horses belonging to Robert M.Kerr.The sale was to take place at the Inverness, but as Miss Madden was already running it (see below), Kerr could not have been the publican.
Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser, 23-9-1893 page 2. The late Arthur Wiseman owned the Inverness and the post office, occupied by Miss Madden and Miss Rolston (i.e. Ralston) respectively.
A. 18-5-1895 page 8. Miss Madden was badly burnt while cooking at the Inverness.
1914-5. Eleanor C. Gibb. (Bulla rates.)A Miss Madden was riding with the Oaklands Hunt in 1891 (Miss J.Madden) and 1914. This might have been one of Bridget's daughters or a member of the wealthy family that owned Travancore at Flemington. It was possibly Bridget's daughter(s) because I.W.Symonds said that Henry Howarth Daniel of Narbonne married Margaret Theresa Madden and the Daniel family was heavily involved in the Oakland Hunt.I have been unable to determine if Margaret was Bridget's daughter.
Talk about doing things the hard way. Two or more hours spent on Madden genealogical websites and biogs of the Flemington/ Mornington/ Kew etc Maddens were MADDENING! I discovered that Henry Madden of Travancore only had one daughter (not Margaret Theresa.)Then by chance I came across the Bulla Cemetery Index, compiled by Neil Mansfield and John Shorten.
484. DANIEL (NEE MADDEN),MARGARET THERESA, BORN 1873, DIED 4-8-1905,aged 32, DAUGHTER OF THOMAS MADDEN AND BRIDGET(CROTTY.) It was Bridget's daughter that married Henry Howarth Daniel.
A. 6-3-1916 page 2. Tenders called for the rebuilding of the Inverness Hotel in brick. "The Oaklands Hunt" by D.F.Cameron-Kennedy has photos of the old weatherboard and new brick versions of the Inverness.
May 1917. A flurry of advertisements advise that Mrs Eleanor C.Gibb, formerly of the Inverness, was now at the Keilor Hotel. She also ran the Essendon Hotel and there is a photo of her outside this hotel in "The Stopover That Stayed" by Grant Aldous.
A. 18-11-1922 page 29. Florence Mabel Saunders to Catherine Thersa Hutton of St Kilda.
A. 6-7-1923 page 10. A break in at the Inverness.
A. 3-5-1927 page 8. A disturbance at the Inverness; Meno McCoppin was the publican.
A. 16-10-1927 page 18. Christopher H.Hillto George Whatman.
1928. Thomas Pickles a.d.e.
A. 31-3-1934 page 3. Dora Lewis to John Short (of a hotel in Fitzroy.)
A. 11-9-1937 page 4. Catherine Anderson to Jean Hooper.
A. 16-7-1938 page 32. Jean Hooper to Catherine Veronica Morse.
A.13-12-1938 page 14. C.V.Morse to Alfred Norman Ebsworth.
A. 7-10-1941 page 5. L.N.Moebus to Iris Lawson.
A. 5-11-1949 page 29. Iris Winifred Lawson to Ronald Edward and Irene Wilma Downing of Caulfield.
A. 4-11-1950 page 31. Downing to Rita Elizabeth Stanley.
A. 18-1-1951 page 12. Death notice for Mrs Roberts inserted by her loving daughter, Rita, of the Inverness Hotel, Oaklands Junction.
A. 23-8-1952 page 15. Frederick Hamilton Wregg to Michael Meehan of Kingslake.Perhaps Wregg's enthusiasm had been destroyed when he was robbed about three months earlier, (Barrier Miner, of Broken Hill, 6-5-1952, page 3.)
A. 3-10-1953 page 25. Meehan to Downing (as above.)
A. 14-10-1953 page 12. Clearing sale-no name.
A. 9-4-1955 page 24. Olive M.Powell, formerly in partnership with M.H.Collins becomes the sole licensee.
The Age (via google not trove.) 28-5-1958 page 3. Flanagan. Was it all his fault??? Coroner advises inquiry on conduct of hotel.
A CHANGE OF NAME. 1.Argus.1-12-1871 page 8; 2. 2-8-1872 page 8; 7-8-1873 page 8; 3.14-12-1875 page 8;
4.18-4-1876 page 62; 5.30-11-1878 page 12.
1.William John Dean of Deep Creek, Bulla, notified his intention to apply for a licence for a house situate at Bulla, known as the Inverness Hotel, containing 12 rooms exclusive of those required for the use of the family . This justifies its description as a sprawling timber building (which I've seen somewhere, probably an Oaklands Hunt report.)
2. John Hunt of Oaklands Rd was elected unopposed as auditor for the Shire of Bulla in 1872 and 1873.
3.For Sale or to let, Hunt's Oaklands Hotel , Bulla with 70 acres of land. Apply on the premises to J.Hunt. (Some of the land would have been small blocks across Oaklands Rd from Woodlands.)
4. John Hunt, late of the Oaklands Hotel, Bulla married Mrs McNamara, of the Junction Hotel, Redesdale, at St Patrick's Cathedral.*
(*Something very strange about the wedding being in 1876! Andrew Hunt, the son of John Hunt and Anastasia McNamara was born at Bulla in 1866. When he died on 28-4-1868, he was buried at Bulla Cemetery (No.1002 in Neil Mansfield's index.) Either Andrew was born out of wedlock or the later marriage was perhaps between John's son from a previous marriage and a niece of Anastasia's.
Mrs McNamara may have been running the Beech Tree Hotel (opposite the present Henderson Rd corner in Tullamarine)during the 1870's. W.McNamara ran the Beech Tree in 1889 and was followed in rapid succession by Katchell, Rosenberg, Buggy & La Fonta and Huxtable in 1893. The locals still called it the Inverness, such as when the late Mr O'Halloran's livestock was being sold prior to Oaklands being leased (by C.B.Fisher as it turned out.)I loved their little fib about Oaklands being only two miles from the Inverness.
5. Oaklands Hotel with 58 acres of land, Oaklands Rd, Bulla. Apply Thomas Dean, Moonee Ponds Hotel.
The Moonee Ponds was built by Robert Shankland, a Greenvale pioneer, but the Dean family ran it for many years. It was at the south corner of Dean St but had to be demolished to allow road widening and was replaced by the Moonee Ponds Tavern. The Deans were a real hotel family. T.J.Dean was at the Prince Albert (1874-7, possibly longer) and Dean's Hotel, on the east corner of Wildwood Rd was operating by 1879.
It is unclear whether the Deans or John Hunt decided to rename the hotel. There was a hotel in North Melbourne called the Inverness and another in St Kilda called the Inverness Castle so the motive might have been to prevent confusion.
THE KENNEDY FAMILY.
THE FOLLOWING (in bold) IS A COPY AND PASTE FROM "CENTRAL VICTORIA SQUATTERS". MANY OF THE SQUATTERS WERE DISPLACED FROM THEIR RUNS BY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LODDON ABORIGINAL PROTECTORATE. THE HEADQUARTERS OF THIS PROTECTORATE WERE NEAR THE SITE OF THE FRANKLINFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL.
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.
STATIONS - Bough Yards
The establishment of the Aboriginal Station not only displaced the Jumcra* run, but took a good portion of Mollison's Bough Yards run. Now effectively separated from the Coliban run by Holecombe and the Protectorate Mollison possibly found Bough Yards an imposition.
In 1840 Alex Kennedy (1801 - 1877) had arrived in the Guildford area. He was related to William Campbell. William Campbell and Donald Cameron had arrived on the "Wm Metcalfe" from Invernesshire in late 1838.
Kennedy and his wife Margaret, and five children arrived aboard the "S Boyne" in January 1839. The Kennedys made their way to Clunes where Donald Cameron had set up his run. Kennedy had selected a run near Newstead whist on route to Clunes. By the time he returned, Norman Simson had established the Charlotte Plains run on the site.
Fortunately, William Campbell had purchased the lease for Bough Yards which was adjacent to his run, Strathloddon. Campbell gave Kennedy the remains of the Bough Yards run and the Kennedys established a homestead on the Loddon River. The homestead was named Bowyards.
The Strathloddon run homestead was near Yapeen. The township of Campbell's creek was named after William Campbell. Specific location given later.
*There is a theory that Jim Crow is a corruption of Jumcra but an article in the Yandoit, Franklinford and Clydesdale Chronicle points out that an American entertainer of the time did a disparaging negro act as "Jim Crow" and that may have been the origin of the name.
(Argus 5-7-1877 page 1. Alexander Kennedy died at his residence, Bowyard Station on the 3rd inst., aged 76.
He was an old colonist, much respected. "Inverness Courier" please copy.
The notice does not mention how cunning he was but more of that later! Notice his relationship to William Campbell and that Alex, Campbell and Cameron were all from Inverness -shire.
William Campbell, son of the forester of the Duke of Montrose, arrived in Australia in December 1838. In early 1850 he found gold on Donald Cameron's station at Clunes but, fearing danger to pastoralists, did not announce his discovery until the middle of the next year. He eventually received half the 1000 pounds reward he was voted and used it benevolently. Read about his life and involvement in politics by googling "campbell' william, biographical entry".
With Kennedy and Campbell being such common names, it is dangerous to jump to conclusions but William Campbell and Alexander Kennedy may have been members of the new committee of management of the Pickpocket Mining company. The Strangways Hotel (i.e. Campbells Creek) was mentioned in the article. (The Star, Ballarat, 7-6-1861, page 15, YANDOIT.) William Campbell had returned home but was back by 1862 when he entered politics for another ten years before leaving again.
William Campbell's will was detailed on page 7 of The Argus on 2-3-1897. When I saw McIntyre and Anderson, I thought there might have been a Keilor connection but James Anderson was a soldier, not a farmer.
A KENNEDY CHRONOLOGY.
(Argus 5-3-1851 page 2.) On the 4th, Henry Kennedy, eldest son of Alex Kennedy, Loddon River, had married Mary Augustus, eldest daughter of James Buchanan, Rose and Crown Hotel, Collingwood. James Buchanan had earlier operated the Scottish Hotel in Bourke St (1843-6), Burns Tavern in Little Bourke St (1849) before taking over the Rose and Crown in 1850. (Publicans of the 19th Century in Victoria website.) He was not the pioneer of Berwick who arrived at Port Phillip in 1849(Aust. Dict. of Biog.), but he was a pioneer of organisations representing publicans, in 1843, while at the Scottish.
(Argus 26-9-1853 page 4.)Henry's mother and Alexander's (1st) wife, of Bowyard Station, Upper Loddon, died at the Inverness Hotel, Bulla Bulla, on the 4th.
4-12-1853, Henry died.(As mentioned previously.
29-3-1855. Notice of the death of Henry's wife,(Mary).
(Argus 22-12-1855 page 4.) John Johnston, wine and spirits merchant of 295 Elizabeth St had married Harriet, eldest daughter of Alexander Kennedy of Bowyard Station, Loddon River, at 117 Collins. Henry and Mary certainly had a connection with pubs and grog; hope that wasn't the cause of their early deaths!
1856 ARGUS 29-3-1856 page 7 ; 29-5-1856 page 5; 14-6-1856 page 6 etc.re Alexander's insolvency. Alexander was cunning. He owned Bowyard Station and 17 A, Tullamarine, which he may have named after Inverness, of which he was a native. Like John Pascoe Fawkner, who used a similar tactic to save Belle Vue Park circa 1843, he shrewdly transferred the ownership of Bowyard Station to a trust for his second wife, of whom details are given, as a sort of marital agreement. Henry had borrowed about 2500 pounds from Brown and Stewart in March 1853 (probably to pay the builders of the Inverness) and Alexander had taken responsibility for this debt.
Alexander's second bit of cunning didn't work as well, and in fact landed him in jail for a few days for contempt of court. In an attempt to convince the court that he did not realise the full impact of mortgages he had signed, he pretended to understand only Gaelic but a chink in his facade led to the discovery of his deception.
The case dragged on and by the time of the hearing in July, Brown and Stewart had sold 17A, Parish of Tullamarine, as they were perfectly entitled to do under the terms of the mortgage. As I wrote last night (but obviously in another journal), it was in 1856 that Walter Clark established Glenara, according to Symonds, so he was obviously the buyer.
(The Star, Ballarat, 5-5-1858 page 2.) Alexander Kennedy, 36, from Inverness, died on the 11th at Clunes. He was born in about 1832, so he could have been Alexander's second son or his nephew. The Scots had an annoying habit (for rate collectors, other officials and genealogists) of naming sons after uncles as well as the father. There were so many of the McNab clan at Tullamarine called Angus, Duncan and Donald the rate collector just assessed "McNab Bros". The Cairns family of Boneo had to use nicknames to distinguish the Harrys, Davids etc. This seems to confirm the statement in the squatters excerpt about Henry's father going to Cameron's run at Clunes.
While looking for specific information on trove, I can't help having a peek at other articles, with the result that my sheets of notes for the NAMES IN A LIST AIN'T MUCH GOOD journal, contain detail which I could: put into existing journals (taking hours to find the right journal and right spot),use to start new journals, to which I add other information later, or add those sheets to the mountain of such sheets whose primary purpose has been fulfilled.
I have decided to start a miscellaneous notes journal for the area around Tullamarine and another for the Mornington Peninsula so that the information is available now and so I can locate the information easily if I wish to add it to another journal later.
CAMP HILL/ GOWANBRAE.
Colonel E.E.Kenny was the grantee of crown allotment 4 of Section 4, Parish of Tullamarine, and later bought crown allotment 3. His property was called Camp Hill because many bound for Mt Macedon and later going to the diggings near Castlemaine, Bendigo and Heathcote would camp there on the way. It was bounded in the west by today's Broadmeadows Rd, Tullamarine and extended east to the Moonee Ponds Creek. In 1853, Kenny sold what became known to all the Tullamarine pioneers as Mansfield's Triangle on the west side of Macedon road (Melrose Drive).By 1859, a Mr McDonald was advertising the triangle as Gretna Green but had little success as it eventually became three portions, from Sharps Rd (Caterpillar Drive) of 26, 52 and 11 acres, owned by Sam Mansfield.
By 1863, J.Brown (appointed a magistrate) was the owner of Camp Hill. Under the same name, the property was later occupied by such as Hay Lonie, the Gilligans and the Williamsons. See THE OAKLANDS HUNT (1). They would have lived near the south end of Primula Bvd with a view of the creek valley and after 1928, of the trestle bridge.
There were two houses; one, an old timber one was pictured in the Broadmeadows Observer article "The Last of the Broady Farms" in about 1989. The last occupant of this house, Ian Farrugia, who had also been the last occupant of John Cock's Gladstone Park homestead, told me that the second house was a double storey house, slightly further south, that had been burnt down despite the sacrifice of a fireman's life in attempting to save it.
I don't know who was living in the house at the time but I suspect it was Scott, who owned the property by 1933. (Argus 10-3-1933, page 10.) He renamed the farm "Gowanbrae" and built a new mansion on the site of the present Atco factory (16 A2.) I was told back in 1989 that a Caulfield Cup winner had been spelled on Gowanbrae but the horse connection was stronger than that. I was told that Scott was a Dodge dealer but I don't know whether this was the father or one of his sons.G.L.Scott owned the farm by 1933 and used the property for beef cattle and sheep. He was also a horse owner and his son Alan had a licence as an owner trainer. Latrobe, owned by G.L., came third in the Melbourne Cup (Argus, December, 1934.)Alan and his wife had a holiday at the Hotel Canberra, perhaps a honeymoon. (Canberra Times, 27-4-1938, page 4.) An Oaklands Hunt report of 5-8-1935 shows that Alan was deputy Master of Hounds.The marriage of John Douglas, youngest son of G.L.Scott of Gowanbrae, was mentioned in Social Notes on page 8 of the Argus of 23-1-1940.
On page 215 of "Broadmeadows A Forgotten History", Andrew Lemon states that R.K.Morgan bought 35 acres from the Stanhill Group in 1961. This land was on the Moonee Ponds Creek floodplain and Morgan relocated his engineering business from Glenroy to this site. Gowanbrae had been Ansell and Cowan's dairy farm when Stanley Korman bought it. It is possible that R.K.Morgan was born on Gowanbrae and was a descendant of an early pioneering family in the Strathmore/Pascoe Vale area which was related by marriage to John English, who bought J.P.Fawkner's Belle Vue (later renamed Oak Park.) (I think this family is discussed at length in THE STOPOVER THAT STAYED or BETWEEN TWO CREEKS.)
The association of racehorses and the name, Morgan, with the Tullamarine farm was not new. When I listed the occupants, I forgot about W.R.Morgan, who was probably there between the Gilligans and Williamsons.
(Argus 13-7-1916.) A horse that had been injured in the Myross Handicap at Flemington had been sent for a spell at W.R.Morgan's farm at Tullamarine. (Myross was a farm established by George Newsom near Myross and Newsom Sts in Ascot Vale West.)
I think it was during Bruce Small's ownership of Gowanbrae that the Caulfield Cup winner was spelled there. Malvern Avenue recalls Bruce and his Malvern Star bicycles, made famous by (the later) Sir Hubert Opperman. Later Sir Bruce, he was the Gold Coast Mayor and gave his city great publicity by bringing his meter maids to Melbourne each year. Bruce was apparently not his first name.
(A. 19-6-1952, page 8. 4 FREED ON SIGN CHARGE.) A building in South Melbourne, owned by A.B.Small, Bulla Rd, Tullamarine, had been painted with a slogan expressing disapproval of Bob Menzies. This great orator was disliked by more than the defendants as my paraphrased version of a popular joke illustrates. Bob was flying over a city and said that he might throw a tenner out and make somebody happy. Somebody suggested that he should throw 10 one pound notes out and make more people happy. A third passenger said, "Why don't you throw yourself out and make everybody happy?"
(More about Hay Lonie and W.R.Morgan will be added later under CAMP HILL, CONTINUED.
(Argus, 22-7-1930, page 7, CATCH HIM AND KEEP HIM. This picture shows Tommy Reddan supposedly catching the piglet in a contest run by the Oaklands Hunt Club.
My HOTELS NEAR TULLAMARINE journal has a newspaper account confirming the claim of many Tullamarine oldtimers that Tommy Loft was single-handedly responsible for the closure of the Junction Hotel. No name is mentioned in the following but I'll bet the victim was Tommy Loft and the perpetrators were from the non-Methodist element of Tullamarine's population (perhaps spurred on by Squizzie Taylor!)
(18-1-1929, page 3.) A man responsible for the hotel's closure was being harrassed by locals and the police had to be called.
Chaffey is a name more often associated with irrigation and Mildura than horse racing, but Benjamin Chaffey, owner of 164 acres surrounding the Woodlands Homestead, was the Chairman of the V.A.T.C., as a report of his involvement in an accident shows. (Barrier Miner, 7-5-1935, page 1.)Woodlands, the residence and stud farm of the late Ben Chaffey, consisting of 164 acres was advertised for sale (Argus, 19-6-1937 page 2.)
Mr E.E.Allen, teacher at Tullamarine State School for a bit over eight years, was leaving for Moe Swamp. Miss Rowe from Holden School was to replace him.(Sunbury News, 25-4-1903, page 2.)
She was still there in 1906 when the Mansfields drowned at Bertram's Ford but married Frank Wright of Strathconnan and Mr Rogers filled in for a while until Alec Rasmussen arrived in 1909, teaching there for nearly twenty years.
(Argus, 23-3-1867, page 4.)Enoch, the second son of the late William Trotman, died on the 5th aged 26 at his residence "Springfield", Broadmeadows.
Springfield was a 360 acre crown allotment in the parish of Yuroke on the north east corner of Mickleham and Somerton Rds, with roughly a mile frontage to the former and a half mile frontage to the latter. Lavars' Greenvale Hotel was not on Springfield as a map in Symonds' "Bulla Bulla" indicates; it was on the south west corner on Machell's early subdivision.Springfield was later split into two parts and old Mrs McKerchar had Springfield North, which passed into the ownership of the Gambles who called it Brocklands after an ancestor, John Brock of Bulla and Janefield (near Bundoora.) It is now occupied by Aitken College. The southern portion is indicated by French Rd, named after Wally French who occupied this 180 acre farm.
The entry for Gilbert Alston in VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS: PAST AND PRESENT mentions that Gilbert spent time at Tullamarine before settling at Bulla. His advertisement for an apprentice shows that he was still at Tullamarine in 1863. (Argus 10-7-1863, page 1.)It is likely that he was near the site of the electricity sub station, almost opposite the Melrose Drive/ Link Rd corner, which has been pinpointed as the site of Fred Wright's smithy. Mounsey probably bought it from Gilbert and it was taken over by Fred. (Victoria and Its Metropolis.)The Mounsey family was later prominent at Sunbury. Gilbert trained his nephew, William Alston, and Jenkins, who became early blacksmiths at Mornington. ("The Butcher, The Baker, The" by Bruce Bennett.)
The Bulla 1868 directory, which can be found in Kathleen Fanning's FANNING FAMILY website shows that William was still with Gilbert.
GOODBYE TO ONE SCRAP OF PAPER!
HANDLEN. The house which used to be immediately north of the Tullamarine Reserve in Melrose Drive until the early 1970's and whose acre block (1 chain x 10 chains) is now part of the reserve, was known as Handlen's house. Every single entry for HANDLEN on trove concerns William and James. William (formerly of Tullamarine) fought in the Boer War and was given a welcome home at the Tullamarine State School of which he was a former pupil (Argus 5-2-1902 page 5.) James, whose name is on the war memorial at the corner of Dalkeith Ave, was killed in W.W.1. His death notice (A. 20-7-1918 page 13) reveals that he was the brother of Willie, who was again serving) and sister of May.
Patrick Handlen (No. 867 on the alphabetical register)died at the age of 10 and was buried at the Bulla Cemetery in 1871. The son of Patrick Handlen and Mary (nee Guthrie)he was born in Tullamarine in 1861. The house demolished in the early 1970's may have been there in 1861 but the Handlens weren't living in it, according to Broadmeadows' 1863 rates. All the land bounded by Derby St was called Hamilton Terrace, part of Riddell and Hamilton's Cameston Estate which was subdivided in the early 1850's. Keilor's first available ratebook of 1868 shows that the Handlens weren't living on the south west side of Bulla Road either. Where were they?
Given the information about Patrick's parents, it seems reasonable to assume they were on Camp Hill (now Gowanbrae.) Broadmeadows' rates of 1863 reveals that H.J.Brown and Glenn and Guthrie were the occupants of Camp Hill. (page 12, "Tullamarine: Before the Jetport.") John Handlen, a drover, was in Handlen's house by 1900.(page 17.) By 1948-9, E.T.Morgan owned 2 acres plus the Handlen's old acre block. John Handlen's neighbour, on 6 acres towards the junction, was Noah Holland, another drover, who was discussed by Harry Peck in "Memoirs of a Stockman".
Young Patrick's father could have been in Tullamarine in the early 1850's, on "Glengyle" with the Guthries. This farm, later Thomas Bertram's Ellengowen, now comprises the market gardens in the horseshoe bend of the Maribyrnong River bisected by Browns Rd (Melway 14 G2.) The Guthries later moved to a large farm at Sunbury and the Handlens may have gone there with them for a while.
GUTHRIE-EADIE. The Eadies were prominent Sunbury pioneers. As mentioned just before, the Guthries moved to Sunbury. One of the Eadie boys, Alan John, had a farm at Berwick called Glady's Park (probably Gladys') by 1904 but would have met Elizabeth M, the second daughter of the late Peter Eadie, while growing up near Sunbury.They married at Dunblane, the residence of Elizabeth's mother in Sunbury. (Argus 22-10-1904.)
SEE MUCH DETAIL ABOUT THE GUTHRIES IN MY JOURNAL "John Thomas Smith and his electors."
BEALE-DUTTON (twice!) John Beale Jnr married Annie, the second daughter of Thomas Dutton, Glenroy. (Argus 3-2-1877 page 1.) Amazingly, Andrew Lemon's "Broadmeadows: A Forgotten History" does not even mention the Duttons; his superficial coverage of the pioneers is one of the reasons I started writing my history.I have been told that Bethal Primary School (6 G-H2)was so named because of Mrs Dutton's given name (which actually might have been Bethell.) However, Angela Evans' "Keilor Pioneers: Dead Men Do Tell Tales" has detail about the Duttons, involving, if I remember correctly, a wooden leg.
John Beale Senior of "Shelton" only had one* daughter, Sarah, who married Thomas Dutton (obviously Annie's bro.) She gave birth to a daughter and died on the same day at the age of 30. (Argus, 26-7-1878 page 1.)
* At the time of the marriage. See below.
Crown Allotment B of section 11, parish of Doutta Galla is bounded by Buckley St, Milleara Rd, Clark's Rd and Spring St-Rachelle Rd. Shelton consisted of three quarters of this, excluding the land west of Quinn Grove, plus lot 8 of the subdivision of Main's Estate (streets joining Craig St) which John Beale purchased on 1-6-1865. (Title documents.) Rachelle Rd may have been named after John Beale's daughter who died in 1859.
EXTRACT FROM "Early Landowners: Parish of Doutta Galla".
John Beale called his farm “Shelton” and when he moved into No 18 (now 24) Ardmillan Rd. in 1890, he gave the same name to the house. John Beale’s twin daughters, Rachel and Rebecca, died of Diptheria on 3-10-1859; I wonder if there is any connection with the naming of Rachelle Rd. His two surviving children married members of the Dutton family, which farmed at Glenroy and Meadow Heights where a school was named after
Bethal Dutton. (I’d bet the Christian name was really Bethell; her mother was probably a daughter of Broadmeadows Township’s postmaster and pub owner, John Bethell!) John Beale Snr. died in 1906 and his son in 1916, after which the Ardmillan Rd. house passed to the latter’s son in law, Loftus Henry Moran.
GOODBYE TO ANOTHER SHEET OF NOTES MADE WHILE I WAS DOING THE J.T.SMITH AND HIS ELECTORS JOURNAL.
ARGUS 9-11-1921 P.9. Peter Niall was selling the bluestone Somerton Inn and 60 acres one mile from Craigieburn station. Was he related to David Niall of the Lady of the Lake at Tullamarine 70 years earlier?
ARGUS 1-12-1871 P.8. Michael Reddan of Deep Creek, Bulla, was intending to apply for a licence for the Bulla Hotel, which had 8 rooms exclusive of those required for family use.
ARGUS 6-8-1887 P.3. The Arundel herd (200 stud shorthorns) of the late Robert McDougall was to take place in November, with the sale of Arundel and Warlaby at about the same time.
ARGUS 30-7-1887 P.3. A terrific description of Glenara homestead, grounds, 4070 ac. estate (830 ac. with the residence) and neighbours. "Woodside" of 442 acres further up deep Creek may have been the 442 ac 2 roods 3 perches 13(2) Bulla Parish involved in the mortgagee sale, Argus 15-11-1902-Dillon? C.B.Fisher had Woodlands and Cumberland.
SUNBURY NEWS AND BULLA AND MELTON ADVERTISER 26-3-1898. Meeking the teacher praised for his efforts in the Hillary tragedy (NAMES IN A LIST AIN'T MUCH GOOD journal)was leaving this calling to become an inspecting entomologist under the vegetation diseases act.
CAMP HILL, CONTINUED.
A thoroughbred genealogy website about the Australian turf mentions W.R.Morgan under COLONIAL FAMILY 13. STRALIA, brown gelding, 1919, was bred by W.R.Morgan, a prominent racehorse owner. He was raced by M.R.Morgan, mainly at small agricultural meetings. In 1925, however, he won the S.A.T.C. West End Draught Stakes. (It is only recently that the original names of races, such as the Cox Plate and Alister Clark Stakes,were replaced, or swamped, by sponsors' names. This would not have been the name of the race at that time.)
Western Australian Argus (Kalgoolie), 18-9-1917, page 36. Mrs W.R.Morgan's Roll of Honour won the Trial Handicap at Mentone.
Argus, 3-8-1926. Mr W. Morgan was President of the Glenroy Progress Association. He may not have been the owner of Camp Hill (Red Dome Stud.)
The Register (Adelaide) 20-9-1927 page 3. SPORTSMAN'S DEATH. Mr W.R.Morgan, who died last week, was well-known in racing circles in this state, for he paid several successful visits with horses. Mr Morgan had a small stud farm at Tullamarine etc.
ARGUS 9-11-1921 P.9. W. R. Morgan referred to Camp Hill as Red Dome Stud Farm .
The Western Australian (Kalgoolie), 4-10-1927, page 36. Information similar to the Advertiser but adds that his son Horace trained the horses and that one of the horses bred by W.R. was Red Dome. The stud may have been named after the horse or t'other way around.
This pioneer is mentioned regarding CAMP HILL near the start of the journal. He must have been on Camp Hill by March 1863; amendment, 1862, as you will see. Hugh Junor Brown, Thomas Bertram and Jeremiah Hanmer were appointed to the committee of the Common School at Tullamarine (The Star, Ballarat, 23-4-1863 page 3; 1-6-1863, page 4, gazetted.) This could have been the Wesleyan School at the bend in Cherie St, but could also have been the Seafield school. This latter school was mainly attended by the children of Presbyterians and may have been initiated by Rev. Reid, the subject of one of my journals; its agenda-"in short, the School to be assimilated as nearly as possible to the parochial schools of Scotland." (P.38 "Broadmeadows: A Forgotten History.)Thomas Bertram is the subject of another journal. I have never heard of Hanmer, which means that he resided on the west side of Bulla Rd as his name was not in the Broadmeadows rates of 1863. He could have been one of J.P.Fawkner's yoeman farmers near Mansfields Rd but was not mentioned in Keilor's 1868 rates. It is possible that he was a cousin of Richard Hanmer Bunbury, the grantee of Arundel.
The Mercury, Hobart, 11-12-1935, page 3s. WOMEN WHO HAVE HELPED TO MAKE AUSTRALIA. Pattie Deakin was born at Camp Hill, Tullamarine on 1-1-1863. She was the daughter of Elizabeth and Hugh Junor Browne. (This is the first time I have ever seen the e on his surname.) She lived there until 1867, when Hugh became a merchant in Melbourne. Pattie married Alfred Deakin in 1882. The article is well-worth reading.
I can still remember the day, almost 24 years ago, that I first saw this name. The rate collector's writing was so bad that you really had to guess the names (after ten minutes spent identifying some of the letters in them.) The letters in this name were easily identified, but why would anybody name a child after fodder. It was a name I was destined never to forget!
Illustrated Australian News, 25-1-1888, page 14. George, the youngest son of James Lonie of Eden Bank, Pellueber, died at Camp Hill, Tullamarine on 28 December, aged 21 years.
Kilmore Free Press, 29-12-1892 page 2. DEATH OF MR LONIE. This article mentioned Hay's properties, Camp Hill, Lochton, at Bulla (Melway 177 A3 to D4) and the one near Kilmore, which was Valley Field if my memory of Victoria and its Metropolis is correct; I can't remember if the article mentioned the farm name but his funny christian name, surely a genealogical clue, certainly wasn't. Hay had drowned in the Yarra and some had suggested suicide but the article poo-pooed the idea. Missing teeth suggested a mugging although no bruises were found.
PURVIS AND HENDRY.
Somewhere, I have written about two Hendry youths vandalising Tullamarine S.S. 2613, on the Conders Lane corner, in about 1880. (Perhaps it was only a note about the article on the 30+ A4 sheets that made this journal necessary.)
Argus, 29-6-1855, page 4. James Purvis of Tullamarine and Christina Hendry, youngest daughter of Mr James Hendry of Perth, Scotland were married by special licence by the Rev. Thomas Odell. I believe that Purvis was a Methodist and that the wedding may have been in the Wesleyan school (at the bend in Cherie St. The Methodists purchased adjoining blocks near Post Office Lane (across Melrose Drive from Derby St) and in Riddell and Hamilton's Camieston Estate on Section 15 Tullamarine, west of Springbank-Wright St. The name of Purvis appears in both subdivisions, alongside those of Parr, Nash, Wright and Anderson, well-known Methodist stalwarts. Christina was probably a Methodist so they may have been married in Odell's Independent (Congregational) Church in Lonsdale St as a compromise.
The Star, Ballarat, 16-7-1863, page 3. James Hendry was gazetted as the postmaster at Tullamarine.
3(PM + NAUGHTY LADS)
PUBLICANS.Essendon Gazette, and Keilor, Broadmeadows and Bulla Reporter, 10-2-1916, page 4. ESSENDON POLICE COURT. Elizabeth Alexander, licensee of the Junction Hotel at Tullamarine, was a witness in a case. Minnie S.Anderson, licensee of the Lincolnshire Arms at the start of Keilor Rd, hadn't locked her doors as required.
THOMAS OF CARINYA.
The 1930 Keilor rates and plans of Loft's subdivision on Dalkeith show that Bertie A.Thomas was assessed on the present Tullamarine Primary School site, apart from the library site and the playground near Dalkeith Ave.
The Airport Acquisitions map (hopefully being cared for by the Hume Library) shows that R.S. Thomas had purchased much land, naming one farm, north of Annandale Rd,Tullamar. The Reddans' Brightview (later the Doyles' Ristaro), between Dalkeith (Fisher Grove)and the west end of Sharps Rd, was another of his purchases. The Thomas family had settled in the early 1940's on James Sharp's old Hillside (whose most recent occupants included Michael Reddan and George Dalley) naming it Carinya Park. They renovated and extended Sharp's house, using the stone from Sharp's kitchen to make gate pillars, according to Edie Thomas.
Edie told me that her husband's name was not really Joe; everyone called him Joe or Butcher Thomas. I happened to be passing Carinya Park one day and dropped in for a chat, which lasted for about two hours. One thing I forgot to jot down when I got home was Joe's real name. It appears from the following that he preferred to be called by his second given name of Stan.It was Harry Heaps who told me how Barrie Rd got its name (as in STREETS AND ROADS, verse 1, in the journal RHYMES OF OLD TIMES IN TULLAMARINE.)
Sunshine Advocate, 18-11-1949, page 8. Gone but not forgotten were:
Barrie Raymond Thomas, son of Edie, who died on 16-11-1947 aged 4 years and 7 months;
John Eward Brown who died on 15-11-1948. The two notices indicate that John was Edie's father and that Barrie's father (and John's son in law) was called Stan. Other family members are mentioned.
(Page 24 "Tullamarine Before The Jetport".)He may have continued Tommy Loft's saleyards and cornstore.
PAUL AND PETER ELLIS, GREEKS.
Harry Heaps, Olive Nash and Vivien Sutherland (a daughter of Ellis of Ecclesfield (south corner of Lancefield and Grants Rd, now the bend in Melrose Drive) all independently told me about Paul Ellis, a Greek, who had the land between the Nash farm (Fairview) and Glendewar. This would have been the triangular 77 acres which the Loves had from early days as illustrated somewhere by me, probably in Early Landowners, parish of Tullamarine, section 15. The new information (as usual found while looking for something else), name and date of paper not recorded, and in a death notice for Peter Ellis if I remember correctly, is that this Greek family called their property "The Chalet".
EXTRACT FROM AN EMAIL SENT TO jotreloar, AN ALBRESS DESCENDANT.
In regard to your query, the most important thing, and the reason genealogical sites don't have death details for Maria Albress, is that she was Mrs McIntyre when she died!
Here's the file that I supplied to Jason Albress.
My local history research on the Mornington Peninsula began in August, 2010 because I discovered that there was little information about Rosebud available for loan. My desire to write about pioneers who had not been acknowledged led to this entry in my “Peninsula Dictionary History” about a month later.
ALBRES(S). See pages 25, 26 ,51, 142 of “Rye Primary School 1667”.
Antonio’s name was written on the Wannaeue parish map (with the res ending) to indicate that he was the grantee of lot 37B (40 acres) on 16-5-1884 and lot 37 A1 of 50.75 acres on 12-8-81. This land is indicated by Melway 168 K 9 -10.
I believe that Albres was the original spelling of his surname, and, like the Greek fishermen at what became Rosebud, he anglicized his name. Obviously he retained (Portugese?) pronunciation of his name and introduced himself to the limeburning community at the present Weeroona St/ Browns Rd. corner with the re ending as in centre. Thus it is likely that Antonio’s name would have been written as Albas by any member of the Blair, Page, Sullivan or White families and not just the one whose anecdote was on page 142 of Rye Primary School 1667.
His son (I presume) John Albress was born on 5-2-1895. When he was in Grade 3 (1905 has been wrongly written on the document; it should be 1903), there was a chance that John and his classmates would have to walk to the Rosebud school. The headmaster was asked to provide details of how far pupils had to travel to each school. According to him, John would have to travel 7 miles. Now, as we know, the peninsula is much wider as you go east and Browns Rd gets further from the bay. Eager to protect his position, the teacher visualized John’s route as being all the way down Browns Rd to Jetty Rd. and then north to the School, exactly 7 miles. (Shorter routes are 4.6 and 5.1 miles!)
The eastern boundary of Antonio’s 90.75 acres is indicated by an extension of Springs Lane across Browns Rd and its road frontage is 360 metres. (18 chains.)
As the photo in “Rye Primary School 1667” shows, John (or Julo?) was one of the Rye lads that served in WW1. Antonio Albress died at the age of 68 and was buried in the Rye Cemetery on 2-8-1909. In 1910 Jessie Johnson was occupying the Albress farm and by 1920 it had become part of the 475 acres on which Andrew Leonard Ball of Rye was assessed.
I hope that Antonio Albress will now be given proper recognition as a pioneer of Rye and not get the treatment he did in LIME LAND LEISURE i.e. Don’t know him but perhaps he was Tony Salvas.
The following is an extract from my “Dromana, Rosebud and Miles Around on Trove”.
A large number of Portugese came to the peninsula in early days, perhaps at the suggestion of J.B.Were who acted as the Consul for many countries including Portugal (page 83 Lime Land Leisure). Many worked at lime burning for Kettle near The Heads. De Galvin (Portugese Joe) and De Peana (John Grant) were two given nick names by the Scottish captain who brought them out (page 130.) Antonio Albres and Nicholas De Mas settled on Truemans Rd at Melway 168K10 to 169 A 10 and Ascensio De Freitas bought Alford’s 83 acre grant (Melway 169 E11) before 1910. Albres pronounced his name, anglicized to Albress, in such a way that it was presumed by oldtimers to be Albas; Hollinshed thought that he was Tony Salvas but they were two different men. See detail about the Albress family in LOOK FOR ONE THING AND FIND ANOTHER.
Two of the Portugese were descendants of former slaves taken to the Cape Verde Islands by the Portugese. They were Emanuel De Santos, who farmed and lit the pier light at Rye, and Joe Peters (Joe the black fiddler) whose descendants may have later run the store at the corner of Ninth Avenue. Bosina, Latros, Peters and Silva were all Portugese or I’m a monkey’s uncle!
John Lima Moraes, a farmer on the area west of Troon Rd (golf course) by 1910, may have been a descendant of a Portugese immigrant.
Extensive information has been provided by Andrew Thompson and Emma Burkitt on the rootsweb and mundia websites and Cecilia’s christening at Moorooduc (on 14-9-1884) is recorded on the International Genealogical Index website. I will not repeat it all here, but some detail is necessary so that what I do write makes sense.
ANTONIO ALBRESS was a native of Boa Vista, one of the Cape Verde Islands off the westernmost point of the African mainland. I have given much information about this island on the rootsweb site and also hinted about a French origin for the Albress/Albres surname. A Thompson ancestor was also from the Cape Verde Islands. Many of the islanders are classified as Creole (mixture of African and European ancestry). No doubt this description applied to Antonio (see the article about footy and the Anzac tradition re William Albress of Richmond), Emanuel de Santos (Rye) and Joe Peters, the black fiddler of Rosebud.
Antonio married Maria Bennett, the daughter of Thomas Alexander and Eliza Bennett. The names of two of their children, Thomas Alexander and Cecilia, came from the Bennett family. There are two Bennett entries in the International Genealogical Index (Nos. 3860 and 3863) which probably refer to two of Maria’s brothers, Thomas and Thomas Alexander, who were both christened at Moorooduc. The parents’ names are given in two different ways, Thomas and Eliza for the first and T.A.Bennett and Elizabeth for the second. The first was born on 23-9-1860 and christened on 3-11-1861 and the second was born on 30-6-1862 and christened on 15-8-1875. This would seem to indicate that the first Thomas had died soon after a hasty baptism; Thomas Alexander’s christening was far from hasty!
Cecilia Albress and these two boys were christened at Moorooduc. This could mean that the Bennett and Albress families were residing in that parish (bounded by Port Phillip Bay, Eramosa Rd, Jones Rd, Tyabb Rd, Derril Rd and Ellerina (Bruce) Rd.) There was a William Bennett who owned Crown Allotment 74 at the south west corner of Bungower and Stumpy Gully Rds, and I seem to remember a T.Bennett having land, perhaps in Balnarring parish. It is more likely that they travelled to Schnapper Point (Mornington) to attend church.
The Cains of Tyrone arranged for occasional masses for the Catholics of Rye with a priest coming across the bay, and a priest from Mornington used to come occasionally to Dromana (until 1869 and the incident at Scurfield’s hotel!) Antonio and the Bennetts may have attended church at Dromana and a bishop may have visited Mornington to conduct baptisms and confirmations. That would be why Antonio was well-known at Dromana!
The children of Antonio and Maria Albress were posted on mundia by Emma some time ago but two names were missing. These were Cecilia, who married William Medley in 1906, and Maria who married Percival Alexander James (1889-1948.) Those listed were:
Rachel 1878-1920; Thomas Alexander 1880-1917; Pantaleon 1882-1940; Saramphina 1889-1915; Julo 1891-1970; Louis 1892-1982; John 1895-1969; William 1897-? It is likely that Cecilia was born in about 1884 and Maria in about 1887; Maria would have been a bit older than Percy James. Incidentally, a James family had land (C.A. 19A, Wannaeue) right next to the Ditterich Reserve at Main Ridge where Jason Albress continues (with bat and ball) the family tradition of excellence in sport.
The following details have been provided about Thomas Alexander Bennett by descendants of Louis Thompson and Cecilia (Bennett), namely iscant and thommo99.
Thomas Alexander Bennett, born circa 1828 to Charles Bennett (mason/builder) and Margaret (Summons/ Simmons, apparently decoded as Summers), married Elizabeth McMurray in 1855. (Elizabeth’s family hailed from Belfast, Ireland.) These details come from the marriage certificate of Tom and Eliza(beth). It seems that Tom’s wife preferred to be called Eliza- see poetic tributes to Harriet Skelton later- and this would explain the different parents’ names for poor Thomas Bennett and Thomas Alexander Bennett (of the very late baptism.)
Cecilia Bennett married Louis Thompson and thommo99 listed their descendants. Peter Thompson, father of Louis, was born on Fogo Island in the Cape Verde Islands circa 1818-1822. Both Louis and Cecilia died around 1900 and their children were taken in by Rachel (Bennett) and William Thompson.
In ROOTSWEB and FAMILY TREE CIRCLES, details from “Lime Land Leisure”, parish maps and rate records have been posted under ALBRESS for the families of Antonio Albress and Tom Bennett. The following two books have no index but I have made my own for each.
RYE PRIMARY SCHOOL No. 1667 by Patricia Appleford.
P. 25. Antonio signs an 1895 petition opposing Rye being made a half-time school with Rosebud. The Government was almost broke because of the 1890’s depression and half-time schools were common. One school would operate in the morning and the other in the afternoon, with the teacher’s lunchtime spent travelling from one to the other.
P. 26. In 1905 there was a move to close the Rye school altogether and make the children walk to Rosebud S.S. The teacher (who was about to lose his job) was required to supply details of his pupils and how far they lived from each school. Who could blame him for bending the truth in regard to William Albress? If William had gone the longest possible way (via Browns Rd and Jetty Rd), he would have travelled 7 miles to reach the Rosebud school. He was 1 ½ miles from the Rye school if he carried an axe to cut an “as the crow flies” direct path through Blair’s dense ti-tree and rabbit infested grants that became the Jennings family’s Kariah a decade later. William Albress, born on 15-10-1897, was in grade 1 and lived 1 ½ miles from the Rye School.
(This could be a mis-reading of my scribbled notes; Football sites give it as the 13th.)
P.51. The W.W.1 Roll of Honour, State School Rye, lists the following ex pupils:
E.Myers, J.Albress, G.Carlton, J.Connop, O.Cain, W.Darley, D.Edmonds, N.Edmonds, S.George, J.Hayes, W.Hill, R.Myers, J.McMeikan, R.Perrin.
P.142. James Sullivan employs Antonio Albas to run the kiln south of Weeroona St.
Patricia’s book mentions Muriel Bennet starting school in 1936 (P.54) and repeats information about young Eliza Bennett’s grave in the Rye cemetery and the Bennett property in its present north west corner (P. 124.)
FAMILY, CONNECTIONS, SORRENTO AND PORTSEA by Jennifer Nixon.
P.10. Details of Harriet Skelton’s death and burial and two poetic tributes from her loving friends, Thomas and Eliza Bennett.
P. 11. The ten children of Harriet and Edward Skelton are listed. The third, Henry William, married Hannah Bennett.
P. 26-8. H.W.Skelton was born at Point Nepean on 6-5-1843. He married Hannah Bennett in 1869.Soon after the birth of their third child in 1876, they moved to Waratah Bay (Walkerville) where the Hughes boys also relocated.
P.71. Repeats known details.
TROVE. This website was recommended to me by a family historian while I was transcribing rates. It is a digitized collection of hundreds of newspapers prepared by the National Library of Australia and indeed a treasure-trove of information.
MORNINGTON AND DROMANA STANDARD (MDS) 14-8-1909, PAGE 2.
The late Mr A.Albress, whose death was mentioned in last week’s issue, was one of the oldest residents on the “Heads”. For many years he has been a well-known figure in Portsea, Sorrento and Dromana, where his cheery smile and a genial disposition endeared him to many. He was one of the pioneers of the district, his extended residence of over 40 years earning for him the distinction of one of the “Daddies” of the “Heads”, the future of which he regarded as of great promise. He was a native of Bona Vista, one of the Portugese islands in the Cape Verde group, and was in his 68th year. He leaves a wife, four daughters and six sons to mourn his loss.
MDS 7-8-1909, P.2. SORRENTO. Mr Albress of Rye died after undergoing an operation in Melbourne. He was interred in the Rye Cemetery. Mundia.com gives his place of death as Fitzroy. This would probably mean that he died in St Vincent’s Hospital in Victoria Parade, which the Sisters of Mercy opened in converted terrace houses in November 1893.
THE ARGUS 1-6-1910 page 2, column 5.
Auction tomorrow. In the estate of Antonio Albress, deceased. Charles Forrester& Co. in conjunction with Mr James Rowley of Rye, have received instructions to sell by auction:
All those pieces of land being allotments 37A1 and 37B of section A in the parish of Wannaeue containing 90 acres 2 roods and 30 perches. There is an eight roomed dwelling on allotment 37A1 and about 20 acres are cleared, the balance of the land being covered with light scrub. The property has a frontage of 18 chains to main road and is about 2 ½ miles from Rye.
(See what I meant about needing an axe to reduce this distance to 1 ½ miles?)
THE ARGUS, 21-4-1910, P.4. Those with claims against the estate of Antonio Albress, late of Rye, send particulars.
So, that’s why I couldn’t find details of the death of Antonio’s widow!
Maria Albress did not die!
THE ARGUS, 24-5-1930, p.15.
The probate of the will of Maria McIntyre, married woman, deceased, late of 11 Rogers St, Richmond, will in 14 days be granted to Louis and William Albress, labourers, both of 11 Rogers St, Richmond, sons of the deceased.
No reference to a McIntyre- Albress wedding could be found in trove but Frederick Vernon McIntyre of Richmond, a young man who got into trouble in 1939 might have been Maria’s second husband’s son.
SPORTS, STYLE, SPIRIT, SINGERS AND STRIFE.
(Google “anzac, Richmond, albress”.)
Excerpt from “Australian football and disputes over the Anzac legend”, a talk given in Richmond.
I spent my adolescence a few streets south of here, within earshot of the roar of the MCG crowd. One of my domestic jobs was to carry the slops of an elderly man, a retired waterside worker of West Indian descent, down to the backyard privy behind the mulberry tree. I can still remember the press of his chocolate-skinned hand as he gave me a two shilling coin as a thank-you. When he died I was bequeathed his upstairs bedroom. His name was Billy Albress. He played eight senior games in the last two years of the war, 1917 and 1918. Only Richmond and three other clubs, Carlton, Collingwood and Firzroy, played on during the war.
Billy Albress was a typical Richmond player. He was born locally, but of distinctly non-white background, and sport was his only means of earning some social mobility. He remained a waterside worker his entire life, and died in his late sixties. He was “a Richmond six footer” (to borrow a phrase from Victoria Park), standing just five foot eleven inches, wiry and athletic. His brother and sister lived locally also, and he was part of a tight kinship group, children of Nellie and Pantelon, described in the genealogical records as a “labourer”. No Albress served in the Australian military in the Great War. (Talk by Prof. Robert Pascoe on 24-4-2009.)
The mistake about being West Indian is understandable. I’d never heard of the Cape Verde Islands until I read about some of our Portugese peninsula pioneers. It is possible that Bill was born in Richmond. Perhaps Tom and Elizabeth Bennett were living there and Maria was staying with her parents towards the end of her pregnancy. (Perhaps the birth was at the four year old St Vincents.) Ray and Charlie Cairns of Maroolaba near Pattersons Rd in Fingal were born at Grandma Neville’s in South Melbourne and spent their first ten days there. This ensured that medical help was readily available if it was needed. There is no doubt that Billy Albress was the last child of Antonio and Maria Albress. In a post, I wrote that his brothers played for Richmond City but these Albress stars (circa 1939) would have been Antonio’s grandsons. I also made a mistake about Bill playing for Port Melbourne.
(Google “albress, richmond”, click on AFL Tables.) This confirms that Billy was Antonio’s son. He was 180cm tall and weighed 83 kg.
MORNINGTON STANDARD 9-4-1904 P.5.
Albress won the Sheffield over 130 yards, collecting the 10 pounds first prize, at the Sorrento Sports. Dromana ran their Sheffield over 150 yards, perhaps a little beyond the preferred distance and P. Albress could only manage a second in the second heat. (25-5-1905 p.5.)
MDS, 18-9-1909 p.3. Sorrento v Dromana. The latter was a bit short of players; Myers and T.Albress were useful substitutes for Dromana. Myers probably lived next to the Rye school.
THE ARGUS, 23-9-1935, P.15. Richmond City won the first semi final of the first grade of the Victorian Junior League, defeating South Kensington and Albress kicked 2 goals.
28-7-1937, p.5. L. and T. Albress were among Richmond City’s best players.
10-3-1939, p.20. L.Albress, living in Richmond, is to play in Richmond’s practice match.
Any time the lady folk had for leisure was probably spent dreaming up and manufacturing their outfit for the next dance or ball- and how to display their culinary skills in the plate they would take. Any dreaming the men did would have involved the mouth -watering supper that was their highlight of the dances and balls. Newspapers gave accounts of the dresses worn but perhaps the correspondents were too fearful of a hip and shoulder to inspect the food too closely!
MS, 29-7-1897, P.3. Rye Jubilee Ball with a description of the outfits worn by Miss Rachel Albress and others. (Also see the 11-7-1903 concert re dresses.)
MS. 3-1-1901, p.3. Seraphina Albress won a handwriting competition for girls at the Kangerong (Dromana) Show.
As concerts had packed programs, it was rare for any performers to be accorded an encore. One such performer to be received enthusiastically was the Peninsula’s Don Quixote, Sidney Smith Crispo of Manners Sutton (Canterbury/ Blairgowrie) and Eastbourne. For a young Albress girl, receiving an encore must have been a huge thrill. Cecilia, Saramphina and Rachel all enjoyed singing.
See Mornington Standard: 30-5-1895, p.2; 20-12-1900, p.3 (the encore); 11-7-1903, p.4.
It would be a rare pioneering family that did not have a member charged with an offence such as insulting behavior and of course strife can refer to accidents.
M.S.9-12-1905, p.2. P.Albress and J.J.Kennedy were charged with insulting behavior and fined.
Argus, 22-3-1923, p.7. Louis Albress, a wharf labourer of Gipps St, Richmond, was charged with stealing a wallet that a woman had dropped. When asked if it was his, he, and a woman that was with him, were said to have replied that it was. However, the man involved was not Louis at all and the case was dismissed.
Argus, 13-3-1933, p.19. John Albress, of Gipps St, Richmond, was fined for not disclosing his wife’s earnings when he obtained sustenance.
An incident involving William is discussed in a separate section about our “travelling sportsman”.
Argus, 9-10-1939, p.5. Raymond Albress, 8, saw his mate slip into the Yarra near Richmond and drown.
THE EXAMINER ( Launceston). 13-1-1938, p.5. The Tamar. Mr W. Albress of Richmond was reviving his spirits by holidaying with Mr V. Frost at Birralee. I wonder if one of Antonio’s daughters had married Mr V.Frost. The Examiner (page 2 of the.22-4-1913 issue) listed Albress as one of the horses in a race for hacks; the name of the horse’s owner was not given but it’s a strange name for a horse isn’t it?
THE ARGUS. 6-11-1950, p.5. Antonio Albress, 21, of Richmond and five other youths from Melbourne walked to Rupertswood for the 20th Eucharistic Festival.
The Queensland branch.
It is uncertain when this branch was established but the move was probably prompted by the opportunity to find work during the depression of the 1930’s. Newspaper articles do not provide certainty about who led the move but I believe it was Pantaleon who died in 1940. What causes the confusion is that when Beryl Jean Albress married Donald Arthur Gulliver in 1948 she was called the daughter of the late Mr A.S.Albress but when she made her debut in 1946, she was called the daughter of the late Mr. P. Albress.
The first mention of the family in Queensland was on page 2 of the Brisbane Courier on 21-1-1937. A.Albress had gained a 3rd class engine driver’s certificate at Mareeba.
On page 2 of its 30-11-1945 issue, the Townsville Daily Bulletin reported that Private A.S.Albress of Ayr, previously listed as a prisoner of war, had died. (See details after trove information.)
The Cairns Post of 5-9-1946 reported on page 6 that Miss Beryl Albress, the second daughter of Mrs and the late Mr P. Albress of Mossman was one of the debutantes, describing her dress in detail. One would presume that this was Beryl Jean Albress who married Donald Arthur Gulliver in the Mossman Methodist Church but who was described on page 6 of the Cairns Post of 18-2-1948 as being the daughter of Mrs and the late Mr A.S.Albress. Her maid of honour was the bride’s sister, Mrs K. Craven. By the greatest stroke of good luck, the unhighlighted article above this one concerned a marriage that had taken place in the same church on Monday, 26 January. Keith Craven had married Maree Grace Gilligan Albress, the eldest daughter of Mrs and the late Mr A.S.Albress.
Before I deal with the name of Maree and Beryl’s father (A.S. or P?), I must mention that Maree’s third given name offers interesting possibilities. It is possible that the girls’ mother had been a Gilligan and I know of two ways that the Gilligan and Albress families may have become acquainted. Many peninsula lads tried their hand at the diggings and Antonio might have done so too, passing through Keilor on the way, just as I believe John Sullivan from Rye did. Due to the huge number of Irish workers building the Mt Alexander and Murray River Railway in 1858, St Augustines at Keilor was commenced at an early date. Irish pioneers near Bulla such as the Crotty, Reddan, Brannigan and Gilligan families would make the long journey to St Augustines very regularly and Antonio may have met the Gilligans after mass.
Thomas and Catherine Gilligan settled on 60 acres at the south west corner of Bungower and Jones Rd near Somerville and the widowed Catherine obtained the grant for crown allotment 61A, Moorooduc in 1882. As speculated earlier, Antonio may have attended mass at Mornington on a fairly regular basis since Dromana did not have its own Catholic Church till Lawrence Murphy got things going in the early 1900’s. The Sullivans in Tyabb parish, the Gilligans and the Albress family might have become acquainted at the Mornington Church.
As both Pantaleon and A.S.Albress had died, it is hard to decide which report was accurate. A.S. was born in 1904 (according to a source) so assuming Maree was about 20, A.S. would have only been about 20 when she was born, highly unlikely.
The Cairns Post of 13-2-1948, page 5 article about rents being raised by the court, shows that Mrs P.M.Albress was renting a shop in Mill St, Mossman. Although it was usual for widows to use their own initials rather than their husband’s, I presume that she was Pantaleon’s widow. Pantaleon was born in 1884 so if he was Maree and Beryl’s father he would have been about 44 when the girls were born, hardly too old.
Using a bit of guess work for the girls’ birth years, and assuming that Pantaleon was the father, that would make his children A.S.(1904, when Pantaleon was 22), Maree (1926?) and Beryl (1928?) so there should have been quite a few children born between A.S. and Maree.
Page 3 of the Cairns Post of 21-8-1947 reports a boxing tournament at Mossman as a fundraiser. In one bout M. Ah Wong was beaten on points by J.Albress. As their weights were, respectively 7 stone 6 pounds and 7 stone 5 pounds, they were either midgets or boys of about 13. J (possibly John) could have been a son of A.S.Albress. The Albress lad playing minor junior Rugby League for Southern Suburbs against Babinda was probably the young boxer.(C.P. 5-5-1950, p.3.)
Arthur Stanley Albress was born in Melbourne in 1904. (pipl)
The Australian War Memorial gives the following details.
A.S.Albress. Service No: QX24479. Rank: Private.
Unit: Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Theatre: Malaysia.
Casualty: P.O.W. Location of camp: Borneo.
The A.I.F. Project adds:
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial, Malaya. Details: 19/06/45.*
Son of Moira Albress, husband of Pearl Mavis Albress of Home Hill, Queensland.
*Mundia gives Arthur’s year of death as 1944.
PLACES. Mossman (originally Mosman but changed to avoid confusion with the Sydney suburb) just up the coast from Port Douglas and quite close to the Daintree where the Gullivers were from. Mareeba (meeting of the waters) is at the confluence of the Barron River and two other streams on the Atherton tableland a bit south of due west from Cairns. Ayr is south east of Townsville about half way to Bowen and Home Hill is 12 km further on.
THE TRAVELLING SPORTSMAN.
Billy Albress played eight games for Richmond in the V.F.L. during the 1917 and 1918 seasons. At that time and for many decades afterwards, there was little money in it and most players worked all Saturday morning, requiring a rapid trip to the ground especially when playing away.
Jock McHale was a boss at the Carlton and United Brewery and there was one celebrated occasion when he made a worker, who was due to play against Collingwood, remain at work later than usual on the Saturday morning. There were no two- hour warm ups in those days. It may have been because of tiredness that Billy never cemented a spot in the team.
By December, 1918, Billy, by occupation a combination of tanner and shearer was up near Yea.
There was an entertainment at Glenburn followed by a dance. Two men caused a disturbance at the door and for some reason, although he was not involved, Billy kicked over a kerosene tin in which water was boiling for the supper cuppa. Billy had sung at the concert and had been asked to sing between dances but must have felt guilty and had travelled home in such a way that the police would .not spot him. Although evidence showed that his behavior had not been as bad as the charges suggested, Billy was still fined. (Yea Chronicle 12-121918, p.3.)
Billy was back in town by 1920 and was one of Port Melbourne’s best players when they beat Essendon A’s 11-11 to 6-14. (Earlier known as Essendon Town, the V.F.A. team which played at Windy Hill enjoyed great success circa 1911 when Dave McNamara played for them but were in decline by about 1920 when the Jolimont Railway Yards construction started, forcing Essendon’s V.F.L. team off the East Melbourne ground and the Essendon Council gave the Same Olds the use of Windy Hill at about the same time that planes (not bombers yet) started landing at the northern end of what is now Essendon Aerodrome. (Argus, 24-5-1920, p.11.)
By Easter of 1921, Billy seems to have been working in the Western District, perhaps as a shearer again. It was time to test his athletic ability against the best in the country. At the Stawell Gift, he entered the Stewards’ Purse, a race over the distance of 220 yards. He did well too, winning the seventh heat and the second semi final. (The Register, Adelaide, 30-3-1921, p.8.)
Some Horsham Times articles have not been digitized yet but it seems that Billy might have been appointed as Minyip’s coach and was in good form (17-6-1921, p.5.) He may have remained in the district and was set to compete again at the Stawell Easter Gift. For the Sprint Handicap, over 75 yards he had a mark of 6 ¾ yards with the back-marker on 2 yards and the front markers on 12 yards. (The Register, 6-4-1922, p.11.)
By the winter of 1923, Bill must have been working near the Murray River, as he was playing for Ebden Rovers and forming an effective combination with the coach, Condon.
(Wodonga and Toowong Sentinel, 13-7-1923; 20-7-1923, p.3.) It is possible that Bill only played the two games for the club as he was not named in the team in early August. Perhaps when Bill was working in an area, the coach, knowing of his reputation, would invite him to play for whatever period he would be around.
Was Bill working in a shearing gang? He competed at the Sale Athletic Carnival seven months later. He won the Longford Purse, a handicap race over 440 yards. Running off a mark of 22 yards and giving his competitors generous starts, he won his heat easily in 52 seconds. Despite strong opposition he won the final and collected the 30 pound purse.
By the winter of 1924, Bill was again playing for Minyip. He showed his fitness by rucking right throughout games but once again, it looks as if he has only played a couple of games.
(Horsham Times, 1-7-1924, p.3; 19-8-1924, p.5.)
THE NORTH QUEENSLAND STORY (FROM ANOTHER EMAIL.)
Dear XXX thank you for your reply it is much appreciated I looked up the mentioned site and found the information very interesting. I am one of the Queensland mob of which there aren t too many . We ve known that we have descended from Antonio and that he came from the Cape Verde Islands for some years but to get some information about their personal lives is amazing. As you were kind enough to email me I would like to add some information to clear up some things that were unknown. We come from Antonios daughter Maria who gave birth to an illegitimate son named Arthur Stanley Albress. As there was no father named on the birth certificate he was given Marias last name. He married Pearl Mavis Rushby and had three children at a young age Beryl Jean, Marie Grace and my father John Stanley Albress, he was the one mentioned having a boxing match in 1947. he would have been about 17 and was a small wiry man when he was young so the weights would have been correct. So as far as we know there are no other Albresses in north Queensland apart from us descendants of Arthur Stanley so I guess it was him that migrated north for whatever reason.Arthur Stanley was killed in 1945 in the sandakan marches at borneo during the second world war. His son John, my father, is 81 years old and the only remaining child of Arthur and is interested in finding out this information so thank you once again.
A TOAST TO THE ALBRESS FAMILY, PIONEERS OF RYE.
Here’s to Antonio, the lad from Boa Vista Isle
Who gave the whole peninsula his genial smile;
He earned the title “Daddy of the Heads”,
And kept adding rooms to fit in all the beds.
Here’s to Maria who milked and cooked and sewed
While hubby’s dark skin glowed at the kiln just up the road.
Here’s to the Albress boys, at sport much to the fore;
Here’s to the Albress girls whose voices we adore.
Pioneers we were: Sullivan, Cain, Rowley and Wells,
Skelton, Clark, Watts; none of us were swells.
How sad we were to see you go,
Our good old mate, Antonio. 12-11-2011.
THE ATTACHMENT IS PART OF THE WANNAEUE PARISH MAP ON WHICH I HAVE PAINTED TWO WOBBLY ARROWS TO SHOW ANTONIO'S GRANTS. ALICEA CAMPBELL IS A GREAT GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF ANTONIO ALBRESS.
The following is an extract from my Peninsula Dictionary History, which I have not touched for over a year since I read Leila Shaw's THE WAY WE WERE and got sidetracked into Henry Gomm, Joseph Porta etc. The Mount Martha section is based on much speculation and should be taken with a grain of salt.Irvine St has no connection with the Coburg pioneering carpenter. The street names that are simply listed have definite historic origins and I'll have to take a holiday from family tree circles soon (with the occasional visit only) in order to continue with PENINSULA DISTRICT HISTORY and DROMANA AND ROSEBUD ON TROVE.
Other speculation, such as the origin of Hope St in Rosebud, has since been disproved. Hindhope was the original name of the farm including all Hope St house blocks and bounded by Boneo Rd, Point Nepean Rd and First Ave.I will edit this when I have time to read it through. It was Peter Young who was granted Nairn but Airey's did become part of Patullo's Craigbank.
HISTORIC STREET NAME ORIGINS
Co-ordinate given is where the street name is written.
I was tempted to start with Mornington (where I have a relationship to the Harraps dating from 1861) and “Green Island” where Sam Sherlock settled after working at many occupations and places in and near the parish of Wannaeue. That will have to come later as my original intention was to start with Safety Beach and if I don’t control myself, I’ll be telling you that the family of Thamer Burdett (H.W.Wilson’s wife) might be connected with the naming of a street in Frankston North.
Therefore I will start at Balcombe Creek with what I like to think of as “Essendon By The Bay”. It is possible that John Thomas Smith (seven times Mayor of early Melbourne and builder of the lovely Ascot House, which still stands in Fenton St, Ascot Vale) started the annual summer migration; a book I read yonks ago in the old Rosebud Library called him a pioneer of the area.
I know Wells Rd is nowhere near Mt Martha but Henry Cadby Wells’ daughter was probably the first white child born on the Southern Peninsula. Robert Rowley’s mother and stepfather, Richard Kenyon, along with Captain Adams at McCrae, were the first permanent settlers in the area. Shortly after, Robert arrived and within months, he and his friend, Wells had started a limeburning venture and “Polly” Wells had been born (7-6-1841).
By 1846, the depression caused a slump in demand for lime and many limeburners had departed while others turned to timber-getting or fishing. In about 1849, Wells, (a bootmaker by trade), returned from Melbourne to launch a crayfishing venture with Robert. It was hugely successful but wishing to see their families for a few days, they anchored in Westernport. The vessel was destroyed because of the huge tidal variation
In 1859, Wells planted a vineyard at Ranelagh in Mt Eliza but before long it was wiped out by a disease that destroyed almost every vineyard in the state. Wells retained his interest in the limeburning industry and visited the Sorrento area many times, probably staying with the Rowleys. (Google “The Wells Story.”)
There are just so many names associated with the history of the area near Essendon found on these two pages that I feel justified in assuming that there was a summer exodus from that area to Mt Martha similar to that from Toorak to Portsea in slightly later times.
KILBURN GR. 150 H1.
See Fairview Ave.
ELMIE TCE. 150 H1
This was possibly the location of the holiday home of a prominent citizen of early Coburg. See “Between Two Creeks” Richard Broome.
AILSA ST 151 A1
This was possibly the site of a holiday home owned by Robert McCracken of Ailsa on Flemington Hill where Essendon Football Club played its first few seasons.
TAL TALS Cres. 151 C3
This was a name given by early settlers to a local aboriginal group.
CUMBERLAND DR. 151 C1
This was possibly the site of a holiday home of Alex. McCracken who lived at North Park in Woodlands St, Essendon and owned Cumberland which is part of Woodlands Historic Park near Tullamarine Airport.
SINCLAIR ST. 150 K1
This was possibly the site of a holiday house of Mrs Sinclair who had a farm fronting Rosehill Rd in West Essendon. The origin of the name could also have something to do with the family of Peter S.Sinclair, a grantee in Rye Township, after whom Sinclair St in Rye was obviously named. Peter only owned his land fronting Weir St for a decade so he might have been a speculator. If so, Sinclair St in Somerville might also be named after a member of his family.
LEMPRIERE AVE. 150 G2
HERE I WILL DISCONTINUE USING ‘This was possibly the site of etc.’
Lempriere at one time owned St Johns, a farm granted to Major St John who was famously libelled by J.P.Fawkner. This property became Essendon Aerodrome.
A member of the Lempriere family with very French Christian names was assessed on land in Sorrento in about 1880.
PRESCOTT AVE. 150 H2
Prescott was probably a developer who subdivided land here and at Safety Beach. He may not have been a resident of Sorrento but he was a guest at a wedding there. The newspaper account of the wedding of Florence Maud Dark and George Sutton is reproduced on page 77 of Jenny Nixon’s FAMILY, CONNECTIONS, SORRENTO and PORTSEA. Unfortunately, no date is given for the article but it may be from about 1920. My hunch is that Sutton and Prescott were friends from Mornington. One day, while walking in Mornington, I inspected an old house called Sutton Grange. Always on the lookout for historical connections, I wondered if it had any connection with the place east of Castlemaine and Faraday. This fine house might have been where George Sutton lived.
IRVINE AVE. 150 H2
Irvine was a prominent carpenter in Coburg’s early days. Notice the proximity to Elmie Tce. See Broome’s history.
RAMSAY CT. 150 J1
Ramsay built Clydebank in West Essendon, which now serves as a Catholic College.
From New Zealand, he invented a boot polish and named it KIWI.
FAIRVIEW AVE. 150 K2.
There were two farms in Tullamarine with this name but a nearby street makes it clear which one is associated. The Kilburns received land grants in Keilor Rd in what is now called East Keilor and Keilor Park, and also bought part of the subdivision of Thomas Napier’s land at what is now Strathmore. Mrs Kilburn also owned 400 acres bounded by Sharps and Broadmeadows Rds at Tullamarine; this farm, which she called Fairview, was later split into Brightview and Dalkeith.
DURHAM CT. 151 A3.
Durhams owned and possibly subdivided McMeikan land at Kensington in the 1880’s. Perhaps he found Mt Martha too hilly and moved to the very flat Durham Pl. in Rosebud.
DEAKIN DR. 150 F2.
Although the street may have been named by others to honour his contribution to Federation, he did defeat Alexander McCracken for the seat of West Bourke and represented the area from which these prominent holiday makers came, and he might have shared their summer relaxation at this “watering place” as promoters such as Dromana’s Spencer Jackson so quaintly put it.
PENLEIGH CRES 151 A2.
You might have noticed that many of the families mentioned are Scottish. Some of their daughters would have been educated at Penleigh in Park St, Essendon.
SHERWOOD CRES. 151 A3.
Alexander McCracken was heavily involved in the Oaklands Hunt Club and many of the post hunt get-togethers took place at Cumberland and the Inverness Hotel (near the north end of the runway). Eventually the hunt club established its own headquarters on a property called Sherwood. (See 178 D6.) Ref. “The Oaklands Hunt” by D.F.Cameron-Kennedy.
Another possible reason for the name is that there might have been a family of this name in the area. The 1879-80 Kangerong assessments record that George Sherwood, journeyman, and William Copeland, journeyman, constituting a firm called Sherwood & Co., had 173 acres and a building in the parish. This would have been crown allotment 10 A of just under 173 acres granted to G.Sherwood on what looks like 19-8-1876. This land was bounded by Tumbywood Rd, Eatons Cutting Rd and Mornington-Flinders Rd and extended east to the end of Holmes Rd. It is probable that Sherwood had moved on by 1900 and the property is not even mentioned; it might have been absorbed by Thomas Appleyard or passed into the hands of creditors during the depression of the 1890’s. By 1910, it had become the property of Charles Bennett of St Kilda.
No detail of which trade Sherwood was following is given, but readers may wonder what a journeyman was. A tradesman could progress through three stages. Usually an apprenticeship lasted seven years during which a lad would live with his master, receiving little payment other than food and shelter. On successful completion of the term, he would become a journeyman. He could conduct business on his own account but as can be seen, he probably would not have a nest egg to do so. Most likely, he would wander from place to place, working for various master tradesmen, picking up new ideas and techniques that might enable him to submit a piece of work to the guild and qualify as a master. The term journeyman comes from the French word for “day” and the master for whom he was now working had to pay him for each day’s work.
Perhaps Sherwood’s father was a master tradesman and actually owned the company. Therefore Sherwood and Copeland could obtain equipment and materials, but they could not employ anyone until they reached the status of Master.
McLEOD RD. 150 F4.
The McLeods were pioneers in the parish of Holden. (See 176 A11.)
HALL ST. 150 E4.
The Halls received grants near Lempriere’s St Johns and Kilburn’s Fairview and next to Kilburn’s grant in Keilor Rd. Joseph Hall had the Tuerong run briefly.
BARROW ST 150 F4.
Jim Barrow was an owner of Gladstone, which makes up the northern 777 acres of Gladstone Park.
SPENCER, JACKSON, PANORAMA 150 G5.
Spencer Jackson did much to promote Dromana. He even wrote a history of Dromana but some of its pages look suspiciously like an advertisement for his Panoramic Estate at Dromana. The history is not for loan but is available at Rosebud Library.
GLENCOE DR. 153 A1.
Glencoe was the Duncan farm just north of the McLeod farm in the parish of Holden. It was on this farm that the famous Sunbury Music Festival was held. Ref. “Bulla Bulla” I.W.Symonds. (See 352 J5.)
NAIRN PL. 150 G7.
If I remember correctly (this whole work is written from memory as I gave all my maps, notes and the 3500 pages of “Dictionary History of Tullamarine and Miles Around” to custodians when moving to Rosebud) Nairn was granted to Captain Airey but became part of David Patullo’s Craig Bank. It was west of Wildwood Rd where it bends near the turn off to the Brannigans’ “St Johns”. (See 177 C3.)
HEARN RD. 150 E4, CLARKES AVE. 145 B8, BRUCE RD 150 F10.
Hearn had the Mt.Martha Run and in1865 appears to have built the forerunner or original 4 rooms of Heronswood at Dromana. He also received the grants of extensive property on both sides of Purves Rd on the south side of Arthurs Seat’s summit. His son, James married a daughter of W.J.T.(Big) Clarke who had bought Jamieson’s Special Survey, the property south of Hearn’s run. Colin McLear said that Clarke gave another son-in-law, (a Mr Bruce of the family that produced a prime minister) part of the survey as a wedding present. This was probably the northern 1000 acres leased by E.L.Tassell. ( Hollinshead stated that Clarke sold it to him at a profit of 600 pounds). Big Clarke was looked after in his last days at James Hearn’s Roseneath in Woodlands St, Essendon. Woodland St apparently got its name from a huge Clarke property. The Roseneath estate was earlier owned by E.Clarke and later owned by William Salmon who donated Salmon Reserve to the council.
Sources: Wannaeue map, Kangerong rates, Dreamtime of Dromana, Lime Land Leisure, Essendon &Hawstead map, Essendon rates, Lenore Frost’s books on Essendon homes and street names.
N.B. Big Clarke’s son, W.J.Clarke, built Rupertswood at Sunbury (the birthplace of “TheAshes”) and named it after his son.
FAIRBAIRN AVE. 150 C7.
The Fairbairn family settled near Ballan very early. Like Hugh Glass, Big Clarke and John Aitken near Sunbury, they bought grants on the way to Newmarket to rest and fatten their stock. Fairbairn’s was on the south side of Raleigh’s Punt Road. Today it is Fairbairn Park. Fairbairn owned an impressive house (called Ardoch Towers if my memory serves me right) just north of the Essendon Footy Ground.
DALKEITH HOUSE. Being so far from Essendon on the Bay, this is pure conjecture, but there might have been some connection with Tommy Loft’s farm, Dalkeith, at Tullamarine. (See Kilburn and Fairview.) Tommy Loft owned land on the west side of Truemans Rd in 1920, which adds to the possibility of a connection.
Safety beach and dromana now on USB.
BURTON ST 159 C9
There might be a connection with the Burrell or Coburn families.
It might also have been intended to be Burston Ave. I cannot be sure that, in 1919, George Burston of Fitzroy had 368 acres of the Arthurs Seat Pre-emptive Right because the same section and allotment was used to detail land there, and at Boneo. If he did there would be another 272 acres to account for.
Since 1900 and probably the 1890’s depression, Catherine Burrell had owned 70 acres and the Coburns 88 acres. The Rudducks’ Wonga was 25 acres, Judge Higgins had Heronswood on 10 acres, the Hearns nearby had 40 acres and the Cornells had 10 acres where Smythe had built the hut for old Tom who tended his wattles. Charles Wedge of Ringwood had 26 acres taking us to a total of 637 acres, so with a few subdivision blocks the 640 acres are accounted for. Hmmm! By the way Burston also had 709 acres in another riding.
CHARLES ST 159 A10 HENRY ST 159 B10 CATHERINE ST 158 K 12
BURRELL ST 158 K12 COBURN AVE 159 B9 BARTELS ST158 K10.
Charles was the given name of one of the four Burrell brothers who took over the Arthurs Seat estate in 1851 with their sister Kitty. The author of “Rosebud: Flower of The Peninsula” said that he married Miss Coburn.
Henry was another of the four Burrell brothers. By 1910, he was living in East Melbourne but he was leasing a house and 4 acres from the Coburn family, possibly Killarney.
Catherine Burrell and her four brothers took over the McCraes’ Arthurs Seat Run in 1851. Brook and Joseph were the two brothers after whom streets were not named unless the author of the book mentioned under Charles St made a mistake. Rate records do little to verify the names of the brothers but they do indicate the shrinking acreage of the Burrell property. In 1864, Charles Burrell had a six-roomed house and a large garden (orchard) on 34 acres and – Burrell had an eight-roomed house and large garden on a 42 acre frontage and the remaining 4400 acres of the Run. Edward Burrell was assessed on a slab hut and 15 acres.
In 1865, the rate collector assessed only Joseph Brooks Burrell, on the 640 acre pre-emptive Right. By 1879, Joseph John Burrell, grazier, was assessed on 580 acres, leased from C.Burrell. In 1900 and again in 1910, Catherine Burrell was assessed on 70 acres. I had assumed that she was a widow but she might have been Kitty who arrived with the four brothers. Her next- door neighbour was Caroline Coburn, possibly mother in law of Charles Burrell, living on the 88 acre Springbank.
The first mention of the Coburns that I have transcribed was from the assessments compiled for the 1887-8 year; W.J.Coburn was assessed on 370 acres. He might have been leasing part of the Arthurs Seat Pre-emptive Right of 640 acres. The author of “Rosebud: Flower of the Peninsula” states that Mr Coburn built several houses including Killarney in 1891 and Springbank in 1894. She says that Springbank burnt down in 1912 but the Coburns must have given the name to another house that he had built, as their address was still Springbank in 1919. The house on the site of the one that was burnt down was built in 1927.
In 1910, Mrs Caroline E.Coburn, a farmer, was assessed on the 88 acres of Springbank while William John Coburn, farmer of Springbank, was assessed on two allotments on Crown Allotment 17 (near McDowell St.)
By 1919, Miss Catherine Burrell had only 40 acres. The remaining 30 acres must have been sold to such as Frank and June Cornell (10). David Cairns Jnr (10) and “Back Road (Now Bayview Rd) Bob” Cairns may have had the rest. There is no mention of the Coburns in the West Riding, but there is a separate listing for the Springbank Estate.
The lots themselves were of little value and, no matter whether one or five lots were owned, the nett annual value was almost always two pounds. As mentioned before, Springbank consisted of 88 acres. C.W. Coburn was assessed on 44 acres and part of lots 4 and 5. Mrs S.Burrell who was living at “Springbank”, Dromana (or more correctly Dromana West as McCrae would be called for another couple of decades), had lots 8, 9, and 4 and 5 (of which Coburn had a part.) Charles N.Coburn, of Caulfield, had lots 22-5, 30-32, 22-81, 59, 60, and 87-95. (That’s right; assessed twice on lots 22-25!) E.J.Alexander (Queensland), Edith Anderson (Camberwell), and The Phillips (Murrayville), like the above, had buildings and thus a NAV of ten pounds or above.
The Bartels family from Oakleigh had property with a total NAV of L12.J.Bartels had lots 11, 18, 19 and buildings, while Mrs E.J. and E.C. and A.C. Bartels had lots 61-64. No doubt this family later did their own subdividing.
GEORGIANA PL. 159 A11.
Georgiana Place is named after Georgiana McCrae who supported her husband in his bid to establish a successful Run at Arthurs Seat. A cultured lady, she was asked by Gov. Latrobe to accompany him at the opening of the first Princes Bridge when his wife did not feel well enough to attend. In her famed diary, she recorded life in the infant colony with descriptions of pioneers rivaled only by those of Harry Peck. How else would I have known that Captain Bunbury (granted section 1 of the parish of Tullamarine, and head of the Water Police at Williamstown) had lost the use of his right arm but could paint beautifully left-handed?
Now doubt the walls of the Arthurs Seat homestead displayed some of Georgiana’s fine paintings. The McCrae homestead can provide a glimpse into the life and times of Georgiana. The artistic tradition at the homestead was carried on by John Twycross, who married one of the Burrell girls; noted as a photographer later, he produced some beautiful paintings, which are housed in display drawers in the new Burrell Room.
A NAVIGATOR THEMED ESTATE? 159 A12 and pages 170-1.
Poole St may be named after Captain J.Poole who commanded a 368 ton barque named the Indus. The Maitland Mercury of 12-2-1853 reported the arrival of the ship from Melbourne.
Parkes St, named after Sir Henry Parkes (the father of Federation whose enthusiasm was caught by Alfred Deakin) seems to be the exception to the theme; perhaps it was a later addition to provide access to the water tower.
Somers Ave seems to be part of the estate too. This was named after Lord Somers, the Governor from 1926-1931 who started a youth camp on Merricks Creek.
Matthew. Flinders, Cook and Bass need no explanation but an examination of the monument outside the Dromana Museum will help to explain the choice of Murray and Bowen. Have a look at it on a Sunday afternoon drive and visit the museum.
Dorothy Crt probably resulted from the subdivision of a homestead block later.
CAIRN (sic) RD 158 K12
This road was intended to be named after Robert Cairns, or “Back Road Bob” as he was known- as he lived on Cape Schanck Rd, which has been renamed Bayview Rd. He received grants for almost 180 acres on the east side of the back road with the northern and southern boundaries indicated by the extent of streets named after British cars. His northern boundary divided his property from the Arthurs Seat Pre-emptive Right and the southern boundary had bends which are the northern boundaries of the present Rosebud Golf Course. His land extended to Melway 171 A2.
GELLIBRAND ST 158 J11
Joseph Tice Gellibrand was one of the members of the Port Phillip Association on whose behalf John Batman made his purchase of thousands of square miles on the north and west of the bay. Gellibrand, appointed attorney-general of Van Diemans Land, took up his post in 1824 but the despotic Governor Arthur probably conspired to ensure his dismissal within a couple of years.
In 1827, he and Batman applied for a grant in the Port Phillip District (as Victoria was called until it gained Separation) but the request was refused. In 1835 he joined the P.P.A. and devised the treaty. After landing at Westernport in 1836 and strolling to Melbourne and then to Geelong, accompanied by William Buckley, and then towards Gisborne, then Melbourne, then the Plenty River, he went back to Tassie for a well-earned rest. He returned with George B.L.Hesse and, landing at Geelong on 27-2-1837, they set off to follow the Barwon River to its junction with the Leigh River and then cut across to Melbourne. They disappeared and no trace was ever found of them.
PARKMORE RD 158 H11
“Parkmore was a comfortable house built in 1896 by Mr Holloway, an architect. A lovely fountain graced the garden. Parkmore was later occupied by Mr and Mrs Fair. The Clemingers bought it in 1908 and introduced tented accommodation.” This information comes from “Rosebud:Flower of the Peninsula”, which as well as being ‘ not for loan’ is no longer kept in the local history room at the library. I have written a summary of its information, with notes, under the same title.
The rate assessments for 1900-1 show that Albert Holloway had 5 acres and a building; it would have been too much trouble to call it a house, let alone give its name!
Wise’s 1893-4 directory lists Albert Holloway as a resident of Rosebud and gives his occupation as “builder”, as does their 1895-6 directory. This historic house is still standing although well hidden by a high fence and perimeter foliage and will soon be completely hidden from view by new housing. See details of Parkmore and subdivision of Crown Allotment 19 in ADAMS CORNER by Ray Gibb (available at Dromana Museum.)
LONSDALE ST 158 K12
William Lonsdale was appointed Police Magistrate for Port Phillip District as soon as Governor Bourke received permission to form the new settlement and was hurried off in Captain Hobson’s Rattlesnake, arriving on 29-9-1836. Bourke was anxious to impose control on the illegal settlers before things got out of hand. Lonsdale could have been dictatorial, given the additional powers invested in him but he was generally applauded for his even-handed attitude. When Latrobe arrived, he served under him until his boss retired in 1854.
WATTLE RD 158 J 11,12
The road to Portsea (as the highway was known) was called Esplanade where it skirted the foreshore through Dromana and Rosebud. The Avenue at McCrae was the boundary between the Arthurs Seat Pre-emptive Right and Captain Henry Adams’ grant , allotment 20 of the parish of Wannaeue. I doubt that The Avenue was made to Cape Schanck (Bayview) Road in the early days. The only people that came from the east to ADAMS CORNER before the mid 1860’s would have been those calling at the Arthurs Seat homestead before going to the solitude of the Cape Schanck, Boniyong or Tootgarook runs. If they weren’t stopping at the homestead and did not want to wait for low tide so they could get around Anthonys Nose on the beach, they would enter Cape Schanck Rd at Foote St in Dromana.
However, if they did stop at the homestead, they would take a route that headed west with the least arduous ascent. This would explain the crazy angle at which Wattle Rd (now Wattle Pl.) leaves the beach road. Even before the McCraes settled on their run, Captain Adams had a house on Adams Corner, built from his schooner’s timber in 1839-40 and it is likely that anyone choosing the beach route around Arthurs Seat instead of the steep climb out of what would become Dromana would enjoy his company and hospitality before proceeding. There was no road along the foreshore and many creeks (Adams, Eeling and Peateys and others before Jetty Rd) as well as the Tootgarook Swamp near Chinamans Creek (with jungles of ti tree) that would deter travelers from taking that route.
When Henry Cadby Wells and his wife were walking to the heads to join young Robert Rowley in a limeburning venture in 1841, it is likely that they stopped at Henry Adams’ place for the night. As they prepared to leave the next morning they would have seen some of Adams’ workers heading off in a south westerly direction.
“Where are they going in the dark?”
“Can you see those piles of bark?
They go out in any sort of weather
And strip the wattles for tanning leather.”
The demand for wattle bark in Melbourne would lead to this track, made by the earliest travelers, being used by bark gatherers who would have to go further up the mountain each day as they depleted the supply along the wattle road and then at the end of it.
BARODA ST 158 G12 MITCHELL ST, LYON ST 158 F12 MADURA ST 158 H 12
All of these streets seem to have a link with the Maddens of Travancore, which was part of the old Flemington Estate of Hugh Glass.Both Baroda and Madura are street names in the Travancore Estate ((29 A11). The main Madden business was supplying horses for the army in India. Their initial link with the Peninsula was probably through the Purves family at Tootgarook with James supplying heavy horses for hauling and James Jnr breeding thoroughbreds for the lighthorse brigades. If the Maddens did establish a holiday retreat east of Adams Ave., it was not far from Green Hills, near the south end of Purves Rd, where, at his uncle Peter Purves’ farm, Alf Hansen and others imitated the man from Snowy River.
The Lyon family was prominent in the Essendon area from early days and possibly involved on the council with the Maddens.
The Mitchell name is common in early Peninsula history, and because of the proximity of two streets named after pioneering families, I believe Mitchell St was named after one of them. James Mitchell was one of the early settlers on Jamieson’s Special Survey, renting a hut from Big Clarke in 1863.As he did not have land, he was probably fishing at Safety beach or timber cutting. He was also there in 1864, but not in 1865 unless my transcription was faulty. It was probably his daughter who married John Bryan, a neighbour on the survey.. (See Brian St, map 158.) Mitchell might have moved to Rye in 1865 to work in the lime trade. George Mitchell was the postmaster at Rye by 1879. (See RYE PRIMARY SCHOOL 1667 P 60, 72 re the Mitchells.)
If the Madden land extended across Adams Ave, Mitchell St could have been named for Mitchell who ran huge flocks of sheep on Woodlands and Cumberland, which today constitute most of Woodlands Historic Park near Tullamarine Airport. He took over this land after the death of Alexander McCracken in 1915. (See Mt Martha streets such as Ailsa & Cumberland.)
Mitchell and Madden might have been connected through the Oaklands Hunt Club or perhaps marriage.
ADAMS AVE 158 G12
Captain Henry Everest Vivian Adams first landed at Dromana (which included McCrae until recent times) sometime between 1839 and 1840 on the schooner “Roseanne”.He received the grant for allotment 20 Wannaeue, which was bounded by Point Nepean Rd, The Avenue, Bayview Rd and Parkmore Rd. By 1865, he had purchased allotment 19, which went west to Adams Ave.
His first house was built from the timbers of his schooner, but with the help of his son, Robert, he built another house on the Wattle Rd corner (Adams Corner), which was named Hopetoun House in honour of the Governor who would stay there on his way to Sorrento. Like many farmers (even today), he had to turn his hand to many things to make a living. It is probable that he carried lime, timber and bark up the bay to Melbourne. He picked up and provided accommodation to tourists when Dromana’s pier was built, had a vineyard, and produced bricks. In about 1890, when the construction of St Mark’s Anglican Church was being organized Henry’s son, Robert, donated 10 000 bricks.
Hopetoun House later became Merlyn Lodge guest house, which was being run by Mrs S.A.Adams in 1947. R.W. Adams was running a milk bar in 1950.
Two pioneer families linked to the Adams through marriage are the McGregor and Freeman families. Keith McGregor, who took over Jimmy Williams’ fish run from Rosebud West to Mornington, married Mabel Adams and later sold his run to Mabel’s brother, Bill. Another Adams girl married a Freeman according to Ray Cairns.
PATERSON ST 158 F12
CAIRNS ST 158 F12
JETTY RD 158 F12 (3 PIERS).
BUCHER PL. 158 E12
DURHAM PL 158 E12
WANNAEUE PL. 158 E12
McDOWELL ST 158 D12
HEAD ST 158 D12
SHANDS RD 171 K12
WHITES RD 171 G3
WILSON RD 171 G6
BARKERS RD 171 H 12
PURVES RD 171 E1
BALDRYS RD 171 E12
GREENS RD 171 E12
CAIRN (sic) RD. 170 K1-2
McLAREN CT 170 K4
BRITISH CAR THEME 170 J2
HOVE RD 170 G 3
SHERWOOD AVE 170 G7, FENTON AVE 170 G7
WOONTON CRES& ST 170 F3,G2.
I remember seeing the name, Woonton, in a list of early Mornington residents. The 1919-20 rate records show that James W. Woonton was leasing 152 acres from Edward Wilson. This land, which had recently been vacated by Ned Edmonds, was on the south side of Browns Rd, starting 340m east of Truemans Rd and continuing 940 m towards Boneo. The Sands and McDougall directory of 1950 lists James H.Woonton as a farmer of Boneo. De Garis bought Potton’s farm but must have had trouble selling it quickly enough to pay his loans and committed suicide in 1927. Soon after, the depression of the 1930 and the Second World War would have made the chance of selling blocks even less likely. Perhaps the Woontons bought the land for a song shortly after 1950. As the east end of Woonton Cres extends into Crown allotment 19, owned by the Adams family of McCrae, it is likely that they had also unsuccessfully subdivided it or sold to De Garis.
POTTON AVE 170 F3.
Crown Allotment 18 of the parish of Wannaeue is bounded by: the highway, Jetty Rd, Bayview Rd and the line of Adams Ave. It was granted to G.Warren and consisted of 152 acres (and 56 perches that rate collectors never recorded.) It seems to have been leased to a Mr Parr in 1864 but Warren was assessed in 1865. Warren might have been a friend of the Rudducks from Dandenong and the father of Fred Warren who died early leaving his widow (nee Patterson of Fingal) running a store in Dromana for a living.
By 1900, ownership had passed to Mrs Thomas Bamford. The first page of the 1879 assessments is missing from the microfiche and as no property of that size is mentioned that cannot be located elsewhere, Mrs Bamford probably already owned it. Two acres at the FJ’s corner of Jetty Rd housed Jack Jones’ store by 1900, leaving 150 acres.
The Pottons bought the land in 1906, according to Peter Wilson in his “On the Road to Rosebud, and in 1910, Mrs Potton of Brunswick was assessed on the 150 acres. By 1919, the 2 acre store site had been subdivided into five lots and the buildings, on one acre were owned by – Talbot and occupied by Chiltern. Mrs P.J.Potton was now living on the farm and paying rates on three of the subdivided blocks as well as the 150 acres.
S.Potton fought in WW1. In 1950, Warwick A. Potton, carpenter was listed as a Rosebud resident. See the chapter in Peter’s book entitled “Henry Potton’s Farm”.
NAVIGATOR THEME 170 F 4-5
OLD CAPE SCHANCK RD 170 F6& C11
GIPPS ST 170 E1
BARRY ST 170 E1
GRASSLANDS RD 170 E 11
BROWNS RD 170 D 11
WOOD ST 170 D 1.
I will use this entry to illustrate why I do not often quote sources for my information; to do so would probably double the length of what I write.
On page 52 of “On the Road to Rosebud”, Peter Wilson stated that in about 1946 Mr F.E.(Joe)Wood and Mr B.P.(Barney)Rogers, seeing that Rosebud needed a new hall, formed a local citizens’ committee, which conducted a carnival over the 1946-7 summer on the foreshore. In “Rosebud: Flower of the Peninsula”, Isobel Moresby informed us that Cr Wood was one of the owners of the historic McCrae Homestead after the Burrells.
LIME LAND LEISURE has a list of Flinders Shire councillors. Forest Edmond Wood was a councillor in 1942-3 and from 1945 to 1955. Without doubt Wood St was named after Joe.
BANKSIA PL. 170 C3, CLACTON DIVIDE 170 C2, THE LINK, LEA WAY 170 D2,
First to Ninth Ave were the north-south streets of the Clacton-on- Sea Estate. This estate, named after a coastal resort in Essex, 70 miles north east of London, was put on sale in 1908 and only a few blocks were sold despite later attempts to keep it in the public eye by offering blocks as prizes in radio competitions and raffles on the steamers. By the 1980’s the Eastbourne Rd end was still a largely uninhabited wasteland and the council decided to do something about it, as described in “On the Road to Rosebud”. Closing of most of the avenues at Eastbourne Rd, and construction of internal link roads, was probably prompted by the imminent freeway.
This entry has been prompted by a history myth passed on to me at the football on 14-5-2011. As the teller knew a bit about Rosebud’s history, I was fascinated, but I thought it strange that the tale had not been in Isobel Moresby’s history of 1954 or Peter Wilson’s books. Jim Dryden has lived in Rosebud since 1932 and confirmed that the story was rubbish.
During WW2 there was a huge tent city to house American soldiers and in the American fashion, the major north-south tracks dividing the area were given numbers as names.
Trove decisively confirmed Jim’s claim that the street names existed before the war. An advertisement (at the top of the last two columns of page 2 in the Argus of 30-1-1926) refers to blocks being sold in the Clacton-on-Sea estate facing Second Avenue.
ROSE AVE 170 B1
This street and Rosebrook St were probably one street in the subdivision of the Hindhope Estate in about 1920. Traffic management measures obviously led to the one-way section being renamed by dropping the second syllable.
HOPE ST 170 B2
As this was one of the streets in the Hindhope Estate (see Rose Ave entry), I would expect that a Mr Hope was one of the partners in the firm that subdivided it, with Mr Hind being another. Raymond and Alma Guest used a similar naming stategy for the naming of the ALMARAY ESTATE at Tootgarook in the 1950’s.
ABORIGINAL THEME 170 B 2-3
MARKS AVE 169 K2
R.Marks was granted allotment 13 B of Wannaeue on the west corner of Boneo Rd and the road to Portsea. This consisted of 5 acres and from about 1920 was known as Martin’s Corner because of a shop built on it by a man of that name. The grant for the other 123 acres of allotment 13 was issued in the name of Benjamin and Co. Marks was obviously a partner in the company because he later had sole ownership of lot 13 whose boundaries are described in the Dalgleish St entry. Marks had a lime kiln that had been built by Edward Hobson before he sold the Tootgarook Run in 1850; it was located near the corner of Marks Ave and Whitehead Grove.
DALGLEISH ST 169 K2
Alexander Cairns was one of the three Cairns brothers who settled at Boneo.
Robert came first, in 1852, with Alex and David arriving two years later. Alex had married Janet Dalgleish in Scotland. David (born 1861) and William (b. 1864) leased and then bought allotment 13 Wannaeue, consisting of 128 acres and bounded by Pt Nepean Rd, Boneo Rd, Eastbourne Rd and a line just east of Miriam St. David built the limestone house, Elanora, that is now part of the hospital and was known as Elanora Davey. Dalgleish St was named after their mother’s maiden name, which was also used as a given name for a sister and a brother.
CAIN ST 169 K4
HENRY WILSON DR. K7, THAMER ST 169 K8
JENNINGS CRT 169 K7
Robert came first, in 1852, with Alex and David arriving two years later. Alex had married Janet Dalgleish in Scotland. David (born 1861) and William (b. 1864) leased and then bought allotment 13 Wannaeue, consisting of 128 acres and bounded by Pt Nepean Rd, Boneo Rd, Eastbourne Rd and a line just east of Miriam St. David built the limestone house, Elanora, that is now part of the hospital and was known as Elanora Davey. Dalgleish St was named after their mother’s maiden name, which was also used as a given name for a sister and a brother.
CAPEL AVE 169 H2.
This explanation of what I believe to be the origin of this street name will be complicated and long. On 29-8-1895, Alfred Julius Kaeppel of Murrumbeena.bought 10 acres in crown allotment 33A of section A in the parish of Wannaeue. This allotment was granted to Patrick Sullivan in 1874 and consisted of 148 acres. The Sullivans, like many others in the depression of the 1890’s had been unable to make mortgage payments and had lost their land to financers. Another 10 acres had been sold to Navioga Gaudevia and 6 acres to William Heron, with 78 acres being occupied by John Pigdon. The Pigdon family, at that time, owned the historic Dunhelen property between Greenvale Reservoir and Dunhelen Lane.
In 1909, the man after whom Browns Rd was named arrived and bought a huge area of rabbit and ti tree infested land at very little cost; he tranformed it into the lush pasture we see today as we drive along Browns Rd. The assessments presented for the Flinders Shire councillors’ approval in September 1910 show that Patrick Sullivan’s son, James, had regained 100 acres of 31A and Brown had 35 acres. John L.Morae, a Rosebud farmer, had 10 ½ acres. The rate collector had accounted for all but 2 ½ acres of the land between land now occupied by The Dunes golf course and Peninsula Hot Springs. While James Sullivan was running the Gracefield Hotel (on the site of the present Rye hotel), Antonio Albress was running the Sullivan lime kiln on the remaining 100 acres.
Kaeppel had obviously sold his 10 acres, at a low price but for far more than his purchase price. It would be fair to assume that Kaeppel was a speculator and was keen to reinvest in the same area when the time was right. He had unusual Christian names. Alfred recalls the Saxon King killed by a Norman arrow in 1066 and Julius may have been intended to show the German link to the Heiliges Romisches Reich (Holy Roman Empire). Kaeppel seems to be a German name.
Thousands of Australians changed their surnames between 1910 and 1920, one of them being the popular publican at the Junction Hotel in Tullamarine. He anglicized his German surname because of a groundwell of hatred of all things German during World War 1, and local histories of almost any area could supply similar examples. I believe that Alfred Julius changed his surname to Capel, the C less German than K would have been.
Capel Avenue is on Crown Allotment 53 Wannaeue, between Mirriam Ave and Elizabeth Ave. In 1929 James Sloss bought land and built holiday bungalows to establish “Leisureland”. By the end of World War 2, a demand for land had arisen, similar to that after WW1 when Ewart Paul bought 4 acres of lot 53, and Leisureland was subdivided in about 1958, creating Capel Ave. Leisureland might have been subdivided by the son of Alfred Julius Kaepell.
CHATFIELD AVE 169 J2
WOYNA AVE 169F3.
The Woyna Estate was one of many subdivision started by 1920. It was probably based only on allotment 51 Wannaeue, bounded by the beach road, Truemans Rd, a line from Broadway’s west end to Orchid St, and Elizabeth Ave. The street was named after the estate. Some of the earlier purchasers are discussed in my “Rosebud West”. One of them, E.W.White was running the Mayville Guest House in 1950. The estate was probably a project of the Tootgarook Land Company, which owned 456 acres in allotment 51 and south to Hiscocks Rd, including the site of the Chinamans Creek Nature Reserve.
WATERBIRD THEME 169 K5, F5
TRUEMANS RD 169D5
This road was referred to as “the government road between Rosebud and Rye” when the Stenniken grant was advertised in 1920. (See TRUEMAN entry.)
BURDETT ST 169 D4
This was obviously another subdivision of land owned by the butchering business started by Henry William Wilson. Burdett was the maiden name of his wife, Thamer, and the second given name of his son, Godfrey. Godfrey Burdett Wilson had married Ben Stenniken’s daughter and may have been the buyer or seller in 1920. (See Truemans Rd.)
DOIG AVE 169 D6, RONALD ST 169 C5
Poultry farmer, Henry Doig bought part of the Trueman grant in 1939, probably the 56 acres farmed by William Trueman and his son Fred. Ronald St is named after his son.
(See DOIG and TRUEMAN entries.)
GUEST ST, ALMA ST, RUSSELL ST, RAYMOND ST, JOHN ST, VINCENT ST 169 D5-6
Hairdresser, Raymond Guest bought part of the Trueman grant in 1948, most likely the 56 acres farmed by Thomas Trueman, He died in 1925 and I believe the property passed to his wife Matilda briefly and then to a daughter of one of Thomas’s sisters (Mrs Libbis). I think that it was part of her husband’s estate in 1945, and after she had finished her duties as executrix, she sold the land to Raymond.
Alma was Raymond’s wife and the other streets are named after their sons.
WOODTHORPE AVE, FIELDING RD 169 H3.
These streets were in the Woodthorpe Estate.It may have encompassed all the land between the subdivision of Sloss’s Leisureland (based on Capel Ave) and Elizabeth Drive. Edward Fielding purchased about 5 acres, probably in the 1920’s. After he sold the land, it was subdivided and Fielding St was made and named. Edward Fielding was an indent agent who lived in East Malvern and had an office in Flinders Lane. He imported fabric, which was used for Holland blinds and furniture. He had one son, Edward, and a daughter. His grandson, alsoTed, supplied this information.
HISCOCK RD 169 E7
MARSHALL RD 168 K4
FIELD ST 169 A 6
Samuel Field was granted crown allotment Wannaeue on 10-11-1880.Consisting of almost 106 acres, this land now houses Moonah Links and The Cups Vineyard down to the southern boundary of the latter. In 1875, Samuel was assessed on 124 acres in Wanneue. The only allotment that makes sense is 13A bounded by Pt Nepean Rd, Boneo Rd, Eastbourne Rd and the western end of Whyte St, and consisting of 123 acres and 13 perches. I would be amazed if Samuel was not engaged in producing lime, like his later neighbours, Page, White and Sullivan. When he obtained his grant, he probably quarried limestone on it to supply Patrick Sullivan’s kiln near the east boundary of The Dunes links, as LIME LAND LEISURE does not mention him having a kiln. Allotment 13A had a kiln near Marks Ave built by Edward Hobson and later Marks, James Ford and George Hill, so Samuel would have been able to burn his own lime. Also, the lime could be loaded, a stone’s throw away, onto limecraft, which were sailed in at high tide and propped up on the extensive sandbanks.
GOVERNMENT RD 168 J5
This road was the boundary between the parishes of Wannaeue and Nepean. It is shown on the parish map as running to Browns Rd. A 1954 map confirms that it was called Jennings Rd at that time. Surveyors never drew crooked lines in parish maps and many of their government roads were later deviated around sections of their course that were made impractical for wheeled transport by the terrain. Weeroona St is such a deviation.
WEEROONA ST, HYGIEA ST, OZONE ST 168 H5
These were named afterthe most famous of the Bay steamers that made the Peninsula a tourist destination before and after the 1880’s when Edward Williams opened a road around Anthonys Nose. It was only after the road around “the rocks”was improved by Allnut in the 1920’s, and cars became more common, that the steamer trade declined. Most of the passengers stayed in guest houses, some of which continued past the days of the steamers, (See ACCOMMODATION entry.) The Clemengers had tented accommodation on Parkmore for steamer passengers who would have had trouble bringing a tent, unlike motoring tourists who popularized foreshore camping.
WEIR ST 168 G5
GRACE ST 168 G4
HUNT AVE 168 G4
GOLF PDE, GOLF LANE 168 G6, McDONALD RD. 168 H7 PRENTICE AVE 168 F7
On 18-5-1869, F.McDonald received the grant for suburban allotment 2 of Rye Township consisting of just under 33 .5 acres. Its northern boundary was the beach road and it included Whitecliffs Rd and Minnimurra Rd, with its south west corner being the end of Weatherly Court (168 C5). Suburban lots 10,11 and 12 were east of Dundas St, south to about the Golf Pde corner and east to Valley Drive. W.A.Blair bought these allotments from the Crown, a total of 201 acres, as well as allotment 3 (containing the R.J.Rowley Reserve), 9 and 15 (another 105 acres) along Melbourne Rd. (Plus allotments 4,20 and 21 Nepean (376 acres) south to Browns Rd.)
Following Blair’s death, it took some time to unravel his financial affairs because of his vast land holdings near Rye, between Truemans and Boneo Rds and near Main Ridge. By 1920, the Tootgarook Land Company had bought his Rosebud West land
and subdivided the Woyna Estate (including Woyna Ave.) It was probably at about that time that the McDonald family bought lots 10,11 and 12.
Ray Cairns was born in 1910 and was probably playing cricket for Boneo by 1925. He remembers playing against Rye on the grassy area near the pier where Australia Day is celebrated. Later Rye’s home ground was for a while on McDonald’s farm south of the cemetery. Ray also recalls playing on the golf course that Jack and Max McDonald constructed. (TALKING HISTORY WITH RAY CAIRNS by Ray Gibb.)
This course was quite big and must have been in use until about 1960 as a fellow Rye Historical Society member in his 70’s remembered playing there.
Between Weir St and Government Rd were allotments 1,2 and 3 of the parish of Nepean, granted to James Purves of the Tootgarook station across Government Rd. By 1900 George Baker, who had bought the present post office site and other lots on section 7 west of Weir St, had bought 67 acres of lots 1 and 2 Nepean. George had died and his executors were assessed on the land. Allotment 3 was probably sold at the same time and later added to “old McDonald’s farm”; McDonald Rd is on crown allotment 3, Nepean.
W.E.Prentice was the selling agent for the Rye-Lands Estate, the former Rye Golf Links, in 1954 and Max was probably running the sales office at the (then) end of Lyon St. Prentice Ave is on the former golf course. (See McDONALD entry.)
NELSON ST , NAPIER ST COLLINGWOOD ST BOWEN ST LYONS ST 168 F4
It is likely that these street names were designated when the township was surveyed. Everyone knows about Horatio Nelson, the Admiral famous for his victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. Napier was an army commander famous for the relief of Lucknow in India.
Now it’s your turn to supply some information. Who was Tony Shaw’s vice captain when Collingwood won the premiership in 1990? The reason that I asked was to make you realize that the second in command often misses out on the recognition he deserves.
Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood seemed to spend much of his career taking commands from which Nelson had just been promoted. He assumed command when Nelson was killed at Trafalgar and had a glorious career marked by his bravery. He died of cancer in 1810.
Bowen of course was involved very early in the exploration of Port Phillip Bay. It is likely that Lyons was Chief Secretary (premier) when the town was surveyed.
DUNDAS ST 168 F6
The Dundas name was associated with two areas in the 1800’s to my knowledge. One family had a factory on the Swamp Rd (Dynon Rd) between Footscray (Kensington) Rd and the river. (EARLY LANDOWNERS IN THE PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA by Ray Gibb.) The other family was in South Melbourne and associated with the bakery trade. (Dundas St Sth Melb) Most Township street names honoured Chief Ministers (Premiers) and war heroes; my knowledge of the chief ministers is limited but I think that the South Melbourne baker might have been in parliament. The descendant of the Kensington Clan who was put onto me for information would have mentioned political involvement if there had been any.
Dundas St was apparently established by Rye pioneers going to the back beach and returning with plunder. On Page 32 of RYE PRIMARY SCHOOL 1667, Patricia Appleford states that Dundas St was originally called Browns Rd; this claim is confirmed by a plan in an advertisement for the Rye-Lands Estate in 1945. (See McDONALD entry.)
SINCLAIR AVE 168 E5
P.S.Sinclair was granted allotments 4, 6, 7, 8 and 12 of section 7 in Rye Township. As the name “Sinclair” does not appear in the index that I made for Patricia Appleford’s “Rye Primary School 1667”, I doubt that he was ever a resident of the township. Section 7 was sold in 1872, and was bounded by the beach road, Lyons St, the line of Ballabil St and Weir St. G.Baker bought lots 1, 2, 3 and 6 extending 180 metres east from Lyons St and the same distance south in Lyons St. Lots 9 and 10 were granted to G. Ellis. Lot 11, an original school site was across Lyons St from the cemetery. I have come across the names of Baker and Ellis in the history of the area. There is a Sinclair St in Somerville, probably from a subdivision in the 1920’s, but the name of Sinclair does not rate one mention in Leila Shaw’s excellent history of the area, “The Way We Were”. This leads me to believe that the family was involved in land speculation from early times.
A subsequent search in rate records revealed that he had the five allotments until 1882, in which year he seems to have acquired another two lots, giving him 7 acres. His occupation was given as contractor but no address was recorded. Thereafter, his name is absent from assessments and he did not seem to have been leasing his land to anybody. He seems to have sold his land to Harry Horniman, the teacher at Rye.
A continuing connection with Rye is suggested by the burial at Rye Cemetery of
Arthur G.Sinclair in 1983 at the age of 70 and also Colin Sinclair.
MAORI ST 168 E4
WHITE CLIFFS RD 168 C4
CAIN RD 168 C4
NEVILLE DR 168 B4
Michael Cain’s wife was a Neville. She and Michael spent time in Gippsland and Adelaide after their marriage; the daughter born at the latter place married “Hill Harry” Cairns. Each of Hill Harry’s three children, all boys, spent their first ten days at Grandma Neville’s place in South Melbourne before travelling by bay steamer to Dromana from where Henry drove them to Maroolaba in Fingal. Thus the Neville family of South Melbourne had links with two pioneering peninsula families and probably had quite a deal to do with ensuring that their offspring were born in near proximity to medical attention; the lack of this resulted in far too many deaths of both mother and child in those days. More details in TALKING HISTORY WITH RAY CAIRNS by Ray Gibb (available at Rye Museum.)
MICHAEL ST 168 A5
It could be said with fair certainty that this street was named after Michael Cain.
GOLF THEME 168 A5-6
FRANCIS ST 168 B9
TYRONE AVE 167 K3
MURRAY ST 167 J4
Anne Murray, possibly the daughter of Margaret Murray, teacher at Dromana Common School from November 1869 to at least 1873, married Owen Cain’s first son, Joseph, who seemed to have been a resident of Dromana and, like Robert Rowley senior, made his wages there on the bay, which claimed his life in middle age. See FAMILY CONNECTIONS entry.
CANTERBURY JETTY RD 167 H7
FORD ST 167 J3
KILLARNEY ST 167 J2
PACIFIC/SHIP THEME 167 J 2-4
PEARSE RD 167 F6
REVELL ST 167 F3
(Source: Steve Watson, who is not related to the pioneering fishermen.)
This street is named after Harold Revell, who moved to the area in his retirement in 1948. When he was a young man, Harold lived in Poowong and was delivering mail on horseback for his parents who were running the post office there in 1903. Later the family moved to Port Fairy where his mother was the Mayor and Harold worked, until his retirement, as an accountant. The Watson family lived in the area and supplied Harold’s daughter, Ilo Beth, with a husband and Steve was their child. Upon his retirement, Harold moved to Northcote where he served for some years as President of the V.F.A. club, Northcote, at whose ground the champion aboriginal footballer, Doug Nicholls, was the secretary and administrator; he was later knighted and became Governor of South Australia.
Steve Watson recalls rabbiting along St Johns Wood Rd during his holidays on Harold’s property. Harold bought a 1948 M.G. saloon at about the time he settled in Blairgowrie. Its registration number was PF1948 and Harold used to say that PF stood for Port Fairy. He had a mongrel dog called Tiger that would move into the driver’s seat as soon as Harold got out of the car. He was a regular at the Rye and Koonya hotels and Dorothy Houghton, who ran the latter, claimed that the dog used to drive him home.
WILSON RD, GODFREY ST 167 F2, COUTTS CT 167 D2 BENJAMIN PDE 167 E2
The first butchers in Dromana were the McLear brothers. They soon decided to concentrate on other occupations; John took up fishing and George carted timber to Peter Pidota’s boat at Sheepwash Creek’s mouth (for the construction of piers around the bay) and horse breeding.
Henry William Wilson, a former bullocky, decided to fill the void and did his early slaughtering on the McLear farm “Maryfield” until he bought a 45 acre block (the Dromana Aerial Landing Ground of 1927 pictured on page 172 of DREAMTIME OF DROMANA). Henry then opened a shop in Sorrento on the advice of George Coppin and probably put Edward Williams out of business, forcing his relocation from his Browns Rd farm just east of Truemans Rd to Eastbourne (Village Glen site). When his son Godfrey took over, the business boomed and much land was needed for grazing. Land was bought at Safety Beach (Coutts St etc) and all over to service their many shops and a more central slaughteryard was established near Dr Blair’s “Blairgowrie”. Godfrey’s sons, Henry William Burdett Coutts Wilson and Benjamin Godfrey John Ralph Wilson must have hated forms that required them to write their names in full!
The abbatoir land was subdivided when a new one was established in Shergolds Lane at Dromana. The above names plus Thamer and Burdett (from Henry’s wife) are indications of subdivisions of former Wilson land.
FAWKNER AVE 167 D2
John Fawkner and his parents and William Buckley could justly claim to be the first permanent settlers of Victoria. It was not the Fawkners’ fault that the lazy David Collins relocated them from Sullivans Bay to Hobart instead of finding the Freshwater (Yarra) River that Grimes had already explored. John’s father, a silversmith, had been transported for stealing and his mother Hannah (nee Pascoe) did a sterling job bringing up the 12 year old boy among the dregs of humanity to be a literate, hard-working man. On his mother’s death, John became John Pascoe Fawkner as a token of respect. I was delighted to have Hannah Pascoe Drive in Gowenbrae named in her honour. Another claim that J.P.Fawkner could make is that he was light years ahead of the government in establishing Closer Settlement. He did it circa 1850 and the government did not finally get it right until the Act of 1904. Fawkner’s father leased his son’s Belle Vue at Pascoeville for a while; this farm featured oak trees, one of which survives, prompting a later owner, flour miller Hutchinson, to rename it Oak Park. The strange thing is that Fawkner never lived in Fawkner, his square mile grant, west of the cemetery was called Box Forest and has been renamed after Cr Rupert Hadfield.
McFARLAN AVE 167 D2
Take a drive to the Sorrento Footy Ground and read the history board about David McFarlan. While you’re there have a look at the Sorrento tramway station on the hill above the pier and its terrific history boards and the museum at the Melbourne Rd roundabout. The Op Shop at the roundabout is worth a look too.
LIME LAND LEISURE has much detail about this pioneer as does Jennifer Nixon’s FAMILY, CONNECTIONS ETC on page 92.
DANA AVE 167 D5
Captain Dana headed the native police. There were many paddocks for grazing their horses, such as Churchill National Park at the end of Police Rd near Dandenong. There was a plan to build a fence From White Cliff to the back beach to protect grazing for police horses and it was opposed by James Ford and James Purves who wanted to continue fattening their bullocks west of that line. It was found that many who signed their petition actually wanted the fence. (See ON THE ROAD TO ROSEBUD.)
BLAIRGOWRIE AVE 167 D1
STRINGER RD 167 C1.
MAPS 156 AND 157.
FAMILY, CONNECTIONS, SORRENTO and PORTSEA is a history of this area.
Written by Jennifer Nixon and published in 2003, this book details the Skelton family and other families connected by marriage as well as general history. It lacks an index but I have produced one, which indicates people mentioned but only listing page numbers of first and major coverage.
Not all streets listed below are in Sorrento and Portsea and not all streets (possibly) named after those in my index are listed below but there seem to be many streets this side of Frankston whose names may be linked to those mentioned in Jennifer’s book. My index can be found at the start of the FAMILY CONNECTIONS entry.
As Jennifer’s book is available for borrowing, each street name is followed only by its Melway reference, and the page(s) on which that family is mentioned in Jennifer’s history. (P=PORTSEA, S=SORRENTO, BG= BLAIRGOWRIE, R=RYE.) There could be more details later (or earlier) regarding some of the street names.
SKELTON PL S 157 B8 - THROUGHOUT
TAYTON PL S 157A7 - P iii
CLARK CR S 157 C9 - 8, 11, 12-25
NEWTON AV S 157 B8 -8, 11,42-8, 92 (Formerly Cain St-page 49.)
WHITES WAY S 156 K7 -8
WATTS RD S 157 B7 -11, 29-36,56
MORCE AV S 157 A7 -11, 37-8,83, 122
DARK PDE S 157 B9 -11,69-70,76-9,92
KEATING AV S 157 D12 -12, 16-17
LEONARD CRES S 157 A6 -12
MORGAN ST S 157 B7 -12, 19-23
HUGHES RD S 157 F 12 -25,109
EVANS ST R 168 A8 -29
SULLIVAN ST S 156 K9 -90
FARNSWORTH AV P 156 B 4 &5 -42,79-80
KNIGHT BG 167 F4 -42
COKER CR P 156 D2 -49,52-3
FIELD ST R 168 J5 -50
HILL ST S 157 C9 -56
ERLANDSEN S 157 D9 -56
SPUNNER CT S 156 K7 -75
LENTELL AV S 157 A5 -81-2
STRINGER RD BG 157 G 12 -86-9
GRACE ST R 168 G4 -90 This could be named after William Grace or Grace Sullivan.
RUSSELL CR S 157 B 10 -92
McFARLAN ST BG 157 G12 -92
CROAD ST S 156 J6 -76
WILLIAMSON ST TOOTGAROOK 169 A5 -112
KEMP RD P 156 K4 -125
WATSON RD S 157 A9 92
WILSON RD BG 167 F2 -94-5
HUGHES RD 157 F12
COLLINS PDE 157 E10
CALCUTTA ST 157 E10
KINNEIL ST 157 D9
ERLANDSEN AV 157 D9
HILL ST, CLARK CRES, CORSAIR GROVE , WEBSTER ST, RUSSELL CRES 157 C10
WILLIAM BUCKLEY WAY 157 C12
KING ST 157 B11
BOWEN RD 157 B9
DARK PDE 157 B9
HISKENS 157 B8
COPPIN RD 157 A9
CONSTITUTION HILL RD157 B8
HAYES AVE 157 B8
KERFERD RD, DARLING RD 157 A8
SKELTON PL. 157 B8, WATTS RD 157 B7.
WHITES WAY 156 K7, SPUNNER CT. 156 K7.
SULLIVAN ST 156 K9.
CROAD ST 156 J6
DURHAM PL. 156 H8.
STONECUTTERS RD 156 H6
LIMEBURNERS WAY 156 H4.
DUFFY ST 156 H5
CAMPBELL RD 156 H5
WATTLE GR. 156 G 3,5.
FRANKLIN RD 156 F5
WEIR CT 156 F3
BLAIR CT & RD. 156 E3.
FARNSWORTH AV. 156 E4
LATROBE AVE 156 E5
LATHAM DR. 156 D5.
BASS RD 156 C5.
WEEROONA AVE 156 D2
MAPS 251 AND 252.
Somebody wanted to seize a (Caesar) chance to display knowledge of Roman history. Okay, I hear you; one more pun and I’m history! 251 J5.
BOAG’S ROCKS 252 A11.
It looks as if the interests of the Boag family extended beyond the guest house at Dromana.
LIMESTONE RD 252 A 3.
Limestone Rd was the southern boundary of the parish of Wannaeue, which continued West to the eastern boundary of The Dunes Golf Course (which indicates the boundary between Wannaeue and the parish of Nepean.)
Patrick Sullivan had a lime kiln between The Dunes and Foam Rd. On his death, its operation was taken over by his son, James, but it was managed by Antonio Albress (who had land across Browns Rd from the Moonah Links frontage.) Albress obviously pronounced his name with an accent because oldtimers thought it was Albas. (Hollinshead thought he was Tony Salvas!) It was at Sullivan’s kiln that William Webster was nearly burnt to death. He either was having a snooze inside when it was lit or fell in while loading it from the top.
North of Sullivan, across Browns Rd, was W. A.Blair (the daddy of them all), and Nathan Page, and to the east were Page, George White, Sam Field, Jenner and Spunner, all having received grants in Wannaeue. Earlier they operated under special licences. It is likely that limestone was easy to obtain here, but it would have been difficult to transport it to the bay from where it was taken by limecraft to Melbourne. If you want an idea what roads were like, try riding a bike on Old Cape Schanck Road south of Browns Rd!
MAXWELLS RD 253 A6.
PATTERSON RD 253 D10
TYABB and SOMERVILLE.
On page 278 of THE WAY WE WERE, Leila Shaw listed 33 streets whose names recall the area’s heritage.
To that list, I add the following:
BLACKS CAMP RD 148 D2 This probably led to the lagoon where the bank teller and George Gomm carried out the required quarterly testing of the bank’s pistols as related on page 202. The Bunerung obviously camped at this lagoon as they traveled between the two bays.
CRAIG AVE 148 G11 William Craig received the Crown Grant of allotment 27 in the parish of Tyabb. This was between Bungower Rd and Watsons Creek as shown in Leila’s map on page 6 (about 149 G2-3 in Melway). The family is mentioned several times in the book.
APPLEWOOD RISE 148 H3 Apples were probably the main crop of the famed orchards in the district.
FRUITGROWERS RESERVE 148 E1 Purchased from Henry Gomm, this 6 acre site was the venue of what was described as the biggest show of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. The Somerville Fruitgrowers and Horticulturists Association conducted this show in about March every year from 1895 to 1939, when the war caused its demise. It attracted such crowds that a special train traveled from Melbourne. From 1940, Ghymkhanas were held to raise funds for the Red Cross (averaging 250 pounds, a huge sum in those days) until a bushfire destroyed the pavilion in 1944.
FIRTH RD 147 J1 Although officially residents of Moorooduc, this family was much involved in the affairs of Somerville.
UNTHANKS BUSHLAND RESERVE 107 B12. See page 100 and throughout the book.
ORCHARD CT 107 H12 Although farmers engaged in subsistence farming in regard to dairy, poultry, vegetables and so on, the prevailing land use of the area was orchards and tree nurseries.
BARBER RESERVE 107 G12 See page 281 for one mention of these early pioneers.
TWO BAYS RD 106 B7 See page 99 about the Two Bays Nursery and Orchard Company’s 400 acre property at the corner of Jones and Bungower Rds.