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See my journal-OH, THE FARMERS AND THE HUNTERS SHOULD BE FRIENDS (MELBOURNE OUTSKIRTS, VIC., AUST.) WHO DUNN IT?
WHAT A STRANGE NAME FOR AN ORGANIZATION!
I came across this notice while researching Joseph Trotman and can only conclude that this body was formed as a result of Edmund Dunn's stand against the Melbourne Hunt.
My apologies for not correcting the digitisation. I will be making a few observations about some of the members listed below.
PAGE 3, ARGUS,4-8-1869.
The FENCE, HELD, and CHATTEL
Membors of the Council :
Robert M'Dougal, JP., Archibald M'Launn
Chairman Thomas Argus
Joslah Mitchell J. F. Boodie
Alexander Gibb, J P. William Anketoll, J P.,
Edmund Dunn | Honorary Secretary.
B. B Stevenson, J P.
Standing Counsel-The lion. Georgo Higinbotham,
Belicltor-O. B. Dickinson, Esq.
Members enrolled in Batch A :
Robert M'Dougal, Essendon and Keilor.
Joslah Mitchell, Royal Park Farm, Molbourne
Alexander Gibb, Campbellfield.
Edmund Dunn, Tullamarine.
J, F. Boadlo, Prospect-hill, Bundoora.
Kobert Jones, Box Forest, Will Will Rook.
Thomas Vaughan, Glenroy, Will Will Rook.
Thomas Saunders, Camena, Pentridge
James Banks, Moonco Fonds.
Joseph M'Intyro, .Moonco Ponds.
Richard Davis, Campbellfield. Will Will Rook.
William Richards, Campbellfield, Will Will Rook.
John Sadlier, Campbellfield, Woolert
Malcolm Ritchie, Gowrie Park Tullamarine.
JameB Robertson, Campbellfield, Will Will Rook.
William Smytho, Campbellfield, Will Will Rook.
John Tonkin, Somerton, Woolert
Thomas Bookless, Somerton, Yuroke
John Laldlay, Oaklands, Koilbundoora.
JfimtB Fox, Gatosido, Koilbundoora.
P. M'Forlan, Uppor Springfield, Koilbundoora.
1 Robert White, Floraville, Koilbundoora.
, George Cooper, Nonics Bank, Buudoora.
John Hamilton, Strathallan, Bundoora.
Willam Jones, Janefield, Kcllbundoora.
T. Crlghton, Prospect Tarm, Bundoora.
Joseph James, Brighton Nursery, South Brighton.
John Jolly, Gains hall, Bundoora.
James Jolly, Gains hall, Bundoora.
Joseph Mitchinson, Kilmorld Farm, Bundoora.
John M'Kinmie, Violet Form, Bundoora
Thomas Nixon, Springfield, Janefield.
John Creighton, Grcon-hill, Bundoora.
John Mann, Overton, Bundeera.
E. \\ y o tt, Hamsteod, Koilbundoora.
Thomas Dungate, Greon bank, Bundoora.
Jumes Sparke, Bundoora.
Hugh Henderson, Strathallan, Bundoora.
Francis Bell, Pentridge
Thomas Dunstan, Newlands, Pcntridgo,
W. J Vincent, Nowlands, Pentridge
William Oliver, Nowlands, Pentridge.
John Harris, Newlands, Pentridge
Calob Dunstan, Nowlands, Pontriuzo
John Roberts, Nowlands, Pontrigo.
Thomas Endersbco, Newlands, Pentridge
Torrcncc Dunn, Bollngbrooke, Pentridge.
Thomas Singleton, Boliugbrooko, Pentildgo,
William Ritchie, Moro'and rood, Pentridge
John Carron, Sydnoy-road, Pentrldgo.
Isaac Summons, Bell streot oast. Pentridge
Alcxnndor Camoron, Moreland-road, Pentridge
William Anketell, Allan bank, Peutrldge.
Robert Farrington, Moonee Ponds, Peutrldgo.
David Patullo, Craig bank, Bulla Bulla.
George Summcrvlllo, Campbellfield, Will Will
Jahn M'Kircher, Yuroko, Broadmeadows.
Alex. Lamont, Summer-hill, Morang.
Alex M'Lean, Society's Paddock, Northcote
John Cooper, Preston.
Jumes Burrow e, Greensborough.
John Marshnll, Thorton, Preatou.
Wm Scotlar.d, Greensborough.
Ucmv Lane, Gnrwoll, Preston.
Jos. B. Watson; Rosallo Farm. '
, Robert Hobson, Ulm nile, Heidelberg.
1 Messrs Watson nncl Patterson, Northcote.
Robert Blearer, Janefield,
i Janies Woodmason, Cardlnor's Creek road.
Job Smith, Thornbury.
Edward Kdsell, Roso vale, Brighton.
Junes M'Meiknn and Co.
Samuel Mansfield, Tullamarine.
Jumes Sharp, Doutta Galla,
J, Trotman, Yuroko.
Thomas Dutton, Will Will Hook.
I James Robertson, Yuroko.
1 John Morgan, Koilbundoora.
i Alexander Young, Koilbundoora,
I ThomaB Argus, Kcllbundoora. .
1 Hay Lonio, Glonros, Campbellfield.
James Robertson, Aberfeldy, Moonco Ponds.
Mrs, E, Smith, Norwood, Doutta Galla,
Archibald M'Laurln, Frogmore, Oaulfiold.
William M-Millan, Brighton.
Themas Napier, Moonee Ponds, Essendon.
John W. Lobb, Brunswick.
John Grant, Seafield, Tullamarine
Donald M'ltao, Warlaby. Bulla Bulla.
i William KisBOck, Essendon.
! Janies Robertson, La Rose, Pentridge
I Thomas Oliver, Campbellfield, Will Will Rook.
I William Canning, Campbellfield. Will Will Rook.
1 Ooorge Shanks, Campbellfield. Will Will Rook.
I Thomas SbonkB, Glenroy, Will Will Rook.
I John Jukes, Box Forest, Will Will Rook.
Notice is hereby given, that all horsemen, whether under the pretence of hunting or otherwise, found
trespassing on the freeholds or leaseholds of the abovementioned Individuals after this notice, will be
prosecuted according to law.
In addition to the subscriptions of the members
enrolled In Batch A during the month of July, a con-
siderable sum of money was received, as donations,
frfcm parties warmly approving of the objects for
which the lcoguo has been instituted.
T Signed, by order of the oouficil,
ROBERT M'DOUGAL, Chairman. '
i WILLIAM ANKETELL, Don. Becretary.
INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE MEMBERS LISTED ABOVE.
My main aim here is to give a rough indication of the farms occupied by the pioneers within about 5 kilometres of Broadmeadows Township (Westmeadows south of Kenny St.) This rough indication might be near the centre of the property or the co-ordinate in which the homestead name is shown. Except for properties along Pascoe Vale Rd near Broadmeadows Station, precise boundaries of farms can be provided if requested. Some genealogical information is also provided.
GEORGE SOMERVILLE (See JONES).
ROBERT McDOUGALL(ESSENDON AND KEILOR)
Robert McDougall had leased part of the Glenroy Estate (between today's Oak Park and Camp Rd), which he called "Cona", for about a decade before leasing (John) Aitken's Estate,section 8 Doutta Galla, between Cannes Ave. and Beatrice Ave on the south side of Buckley St (Melway 27 H4.) Sandy Smith of "Norwood" adjoining its north west corner,married his daughter whom he would have met during the decade or so that Robert spent here before buying Edward Wilson's Arundel (Melway 4 G11)near Keilor. Robert also bought Warlaby (Melway 384 J8.) See Victoria and its Metropolis.
JOSIAH MITCHELL (MODEL FARM)
The Port Phillip Farmers' Society and the Acclimatisation Society shared an interest in improving agriculture and eventually the government established a model farm near Oak St (Melway 29 C11) where various crops and methods could be trialled. I have written extensively about this but I have no idea in which journal*.
(*OH, THE FARMERS AND THE HUNTERS SHOULD BE FRIENDS (MELBOURNE OUTSKIRTS, VIC., AUST.) WHO DUNN IT?)
ALEXANDER GIBB. See James Robertson,Campbellfield.
Alexander Gibb was a builder and built his Meadowbank homestead (Glenlitta Ave. at Melway 7 D10). His brother James,a blacksmith, and James Robertson of Gowrie Park, had both married Coupar girls, making Alex. a brother in Law of James Robertson, for whom Alex. built the Gowrie Park homestead between Meadowbank and Box Forest near the Merlyston Creek. Both Houses are still standing. See BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY p.18 for photos of both homesteads. Alexander gave his son Alex.the second given name of Coupar and Gibb Reserve (Melway 7 A4)is named in honour of the municipal service given by both. Andrew Lemon was wrong in stating that James Robertson of Gowrie Park was a Keilor farmer. (See James Robertson of Campbellfield, Aberfeldy and La Rose.)
Alexander Gibb's Meadowbank, fronting Campbellfield road (now Camp Rd) was the northern half (320 acres)of section 5 Will Will Rook,the southern half, fronting today's Hilton St, being James Robertson's Gowrie/Gowrie Park.
SEE THE GIBB/ROBERTSON STORY TOLD TWICE AT THE START AND END OF THE JAMES ROBERTSON (CAMPBELLFIELD) ENTRY.
WILL WILL ROOK CEMETERY.
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHO DIE IN THE LORD / IN / MEMORY OF / ALEXANDER GIBB / DIED MARCH 23RD 1882 / AGED 71 YEARS / ALSO HIS DAUGHTERS / BETSY ANN / DIED JANUARY 30TH 1854 / AGED 17 MONTHS / MAGGIE / DIED DECEMBER 28TH 1867 / AGED 3 YEARS / AND ALSO HIS SON / JOHN COUPAR / DIED FEBRUARY 3RD 1886 / AGED 37 YEARS / ALSO / ELIZABETH / WIFE OF THE ABOVE / ALEXANDER GIBB / DIED DECEMBER 11TH 1906 / AGED 85 YEARS / ELIZABETH GIBB / 8TH MARCH 1913 / AGNES COUPAR GIBB / 24TH JUNE 1947
IN MEMORY OF / ********S GIBB. M.I**.R. / LATE OF MELVILLE PARK BERWICK / DIED 22ND FEB. 1919 AGED 76 YEARS / GIBB
ROBERT JONES (BOX FOREST).
Although it is a quarter of a century since I transcribed Broadmeadows rate records,I remember the Jones family being among the few residents at Box Forest. This square mile, section 2 Will Will Rook (Melway 17 D4), was one of many parcels in Melbourne's north west granted to John Pascoe Fawkner. A great supporter of the yoeman farmer,he formed a land co-operative to enable the little man to buy a block of about 6 or seven acres. Many blocks were purchased by speculators however and in most of his subdivisions, blocks were consolidated by such as Paul Tate on Tullamarine Island, the Mansfields and Ritchies between McNabs Rd and Deep Creek,the Loves near Bulla Rd; the same happened at Box Forest.
Box Forest is between the Northern Golf Club and Fawkner Cemetery with Hilton St and Boundary Rd forming the north and south boundaries,the latter being the boundary between the parishes of Will Will Rook and Jika Jika to the south.
JONES.On the 25th inst., at Box Forest, Isabella,the beloved wife of Mr. William Jones, and daughter of Mr. George Sommerville, of Warrnambool, after a long and painful illness.(P.4, Argus,26-6-1861.)
George Somerville was back to his old stomping ground by 1869 and was one of the above members.
In 1849 George Sommerville built a property on Sydney Road in what is now Coburg (but was then known as Dry Creek, which was also known as Pentridge) and wanted to get a license to run it as a hotel. The license was refused but at the same time James Parslowe had the license of the Young Queen Hotel on Old Sydney Road at Pascoevale after the previous license holder, William Smith, was convicted of manslaughter in July 1847.
In October 1849 James Parslowe moved his license for the Young Queen Hotel at Pascoevale to George Sommerville's property in Coburg. Then in December 1849 the Young Queen Hotel license was transferred to George Sommerville from James Parslowe.
At the same license hearing on 5 December 1849, William Smith was again granted a license for the original Young Queen Hotel on Old Sydney Road at Pascoevale. So this meant that by the beginning of 1850 there were 2 Young Queen Hotels, one on Sydney Road Pentridge (Coburg) run by George Sommerville and one on Old Sydney Road Pascoevale ran by William Smith.
(1167 Sydney Rd, Coburg : Buildings and Architecture - Page 2 ...
www.walkingmelbourne.com ... Buildings and Architecture)
The following members of the Somerville family are buried at the Will Will Rook Cemetery.
SOMERVILL ELLEN 68 1923 1148 PRES ST KILDA
SOMERVILLE FRANCIS J. 51 1918 1044 PRES MELBOURNE
SOMERVILLE GEORGE 92 1921 1094 PRES ST KILDA
SOMERVILLE GEORGE HENRY 8M 1868 208 PRES CAMPBELLFIELD FARMER'S CHILD
SOMERVILLE HARRIET ELLEN 2Y6M 1867 204 PRES CAMPBELLFIELD FARMER'S CHILD
SOMERVILLE HENRY G. 36 1890 560 PRES TULLAMARINE HOTELKEEPER
SOMERVILLE JAMES 3D 1869 241 PRES CLOVER DALE FARMER'S CHILD
SOMERVILLE JEAN TERESA 26 1882 453 PRES COLLINGWOOD DAIRYMAN'S WIFE
SOMERVILLE JOHN FARANGE 69 1929 1270 PRES ALBERT PARK
SOMERVILLE MARGARET D 51 1910 929 PRES ELTHAM HOUSEWIFE
SOMERVILLE THOMAS 50 1922 1117 PRES ST KILDA
SOMMERVILLE BESSIE M. 4 1892 587 PRES GEELONG SCHOOL TEACHER'S CHILD
SOMMERVILLE ELIZABETH MARY 94 1945 1500 PRES NORTH FITZROY
SOMMERVILLE FRANCIS V. 4M 1888 529 RC
SOMMERVILLE GEORGE 6M 1889 555 PRES BROADMEADOWS HOTELKEEPER'S SON
SOMMERVILLE H. M. 11 1885 489 PRES SOUTH MELBOURNE
SOMMERVILLE HARRIOTT F. 68 1903 723 PRES RICHMOND HOUSEWIFE
Only one member of the Jones family is recorded in the records and was obviously not a child of William and Isabella; perhaps Robert Jones was her father.
JONES FRANCES ANN 13M 1862 83 COE BROADMEADOWS DRAPERS CHILD
THOMAS VAUGHAN (GLENROY)
It is possible that this man was the same Thomas Vaughan who was fined for driving across a footpath in Melbourne in 1849. The Thomas Vaughan who died at (Corinella?)in 1884 could also have been the tenant on Glenroy who supported the election of his landlord,Donald Kennedy in 1856.The following notice is only included because the uncle,Robert Jones, might have been the Box Forest resident of 1869. It's a long shot!
VAUGHAN. In sorrowful remembrance of my father,Thomas Vaughan, who died at Cornella, June 19th,1884; also, of my uncle, Robert Jones, died June 28th, 1885; and my aunt Jane Jones, died July 1st, 1885, at Elizabeth-street, Melbourne. (Inserted by A. P. Vaughan.) (P.1, Argus, 2-7-1888.)
Another possible lead is an ANZAC born in North Melbourne to Thomas and Emily Vaughan of 37 Barwise St.
VAUGHAN. - On the 8th August, killed in action,at Gallipoli, Gunner Stanley Paul Vaughan, the beloved son of Thomas B. and Emily Vaughan, Salisbury Villa, Barwise street, North Melbourne, and brother of Willie, Isla, and Hazel;aged 21 years. (P.13,Argus,30-10-1915.)
Here's a third possible lead to the Thomas Vaughan of 1869.
VAUGHAN LILIAN E 18M 1909 914 PRES TULLAMARINE
VAUGHAN LILY MAY 6W 1885 493 COE THOMAS VAUGHAN LABOURER'S CHILD*
VAUGHAN THOMAS 46 1893 593 PM COBURG LABOURER
VAUGHAN WILLIAM 98 1922 1114 COE NORTHCOTE
Lillian was probably the daughter of Herbert Vaughan of 101 acres at the south corner of Bulla Rd and Grants Rd
(Melway 5 C7) that had been Spier's and Bill Ellis later called "Ecclesfield".I have found no link between Thomas and Herbert but the similarity between Lily and Lilian is interesting. William could be a brother of Thomas of 1869 and the Thomas Vaughan born in roughly 1847 could be a son of William or Thomas.
T.Vaughan, Broadmeadows won second prize for three year old entire horse in the Port Phillip Farmers' Show in 1865. (P.6, Argus,13-10-1865.)
This seems to be a definite! It looks as if lost Vaughan as a surname and gained Vaughan as an address!
MIDDLETON-VAUGHAN.-On the 4th inst., by licence, at St. Paul's Church, Broadmeadows, near Melbourne, by the Rev. J. B. Stair, James Philpott Middleton, of Vaughan, late of London, to Harriet,eldest daughter of Thomas Vaughan, Esq., of Broadmeadows, late of Kent. (P.2,Argus,16-9-1865.)
Thanks to Beryl Patullo for correcting this text too.
THE MARKET CHARGES UPON FARMERS.
A meeting of the farmers bringing hay and other produce to the Melbourne market was held yesterday, at the Paddington Hotel,Eastern Market. It was well attended, and Mr.Kirk was voted to the chair. The following resolutions were carried unanimously :
Proposed by Mr. DUTTON, and seconded by Mr. BOND- "That the Melbourne Corporation be petitioned to reduce tho market dues, and weighing of hay and other produce, by one-half; and that Messrs. Cochran, Jones, Dunn,Dewar, Kernan, Loman, Grant, Trotman,Laurence, Kirk, and Dutton be nominated to wait upon the corporation in reference to the above."
Proposed by Mr. VAUGHAN, and seconded by Mr. KIRK "That the Flemington Town Council and Broadmeadows Road Board be applied to to reduce the tolls at Flemington and Deep Creek to the same rate as charged at
the St. Kilda toll-gate (viz., 6d. per dray),and that Messrs. Carson, Darmody, Loeman,Kernan, Sommers, Trotman, Kirk, Gibb,Somerville, Bond, Smith, Dewar, John McKerchar, A. McNab, - Whelan, and T.Smith be appointed to wait on the said bodies on the subject." (P.5, Argus,2-7-1867.)
In ploughing contests of 1877 and 1878,T.Vaughan was described as a resident of Campbellfield.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 22 June 1877 p 3 Article
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 25 May 1878 p 8 Article
A bit of a mystery, our Mr Thomas Vaughan! Time to give up.
MALCOLM RITCHIE (GOWRIE PARK)
At this time Malcolm Ritchie was involved in three properties,Gowrie Park (Melway 4 K4),Aucholzie (4 D5) and Overpostle (3 K4). Malcolm married a daughter of Donald Gray of Bellno (horseshoe bend in 4 A2 and east to about gate 11 on the north side of Mansfields Rd) and his daughter married James Robertson Jnr of Upper Keilor (2 K7) and Aberfeldie.
JAMES ROBERTSON (CAMPBELLFIELD) See Alexander Gibb.
James Robertson's farm, the southern half (320 acres)of section 5, Will Will Rook,fronted Hilton St and was known as Gowrie or Gowrie Park. It should not be confused with the 560 acre majority of section 14 Tullamarine (Thompson and Duncan, Ritchie, James Lane) that contains much of Melbourne Airport. It adjoined Alexander Gibb's Meadowbank to the north and Fawkner's Box Forest to the south. The Gowrie railway station (Melway 17G1) is actually east of Gowrie, whose south east corner is occupied by the Fairleigh St houses. No link with James Robertson of Yuroke (Somerton)has been found but the later was more likely linked to the Gowrie Robertsons than those on Upper Keilor/Aberfeldie or La Rose/ Trinifour.
James Robertson of Yuroke (Somerton in 1868) and John Robertson (Craigieburn area 1880's) might have been related to James Robertson of Gowrie. The author of the following seems to know the names of the latter's children.
Ann Coupar - Electric Scotland
Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (R)
Robertson, James and Ann
On 4 June 1841 James Robertson and his wife Ann, nee Coupar, stood together on the deck of the emigrant ship INDIA and watched as Greenock, the Scottish port from which they had embarked, receded into the distance. The couple had been married in Errol, Perthshire on 9 February 1839. Their two months' old baby, Agnes, born on 5 April 1841, travelled with them as did Ann's sister Betsy and her husband Alexander Gibb.
The description of the horrendous voyage of the 'India' cannot be better told than by visiting the INDIA website at : http://www.home.gil.com.au/~bbiggar/india.htm [note the few paragraphs on James and Ann Robertson on this site.]
Once you have read that let me tell you something of these amazing pioneers, my G G Grandparents.
The Robertson and Coupar families were natives of Errol, Perthshire, a village close to the Firth of Tay and below a range of hills known as the Carse of Gowrie.
James Robertson was the eldest son of James Robertson, blacksmith, and his wife Helen Sandeman who were married at Errol on 21 June 1807. James was born in 1808. There were eight other children.
Ann Coupar, James' wife, was christened in Perth on 11 December 1814 and her parents were John and Ann Coupar (sometimes Mary Ann) who were married in 1808. Other Coupar children were born in Errol, which was probably Ann's birthplace.
In 1854 a tombstone was erected in the Errol graveyard two years after Helen Robertson nee Sandeman died in 1852. Her sons 'James, John and Alexander Robertson, now in Australia' were responsible, and it reads:
"To the memory of their father James Robertson, late blacksmith in Errol who died 4th August 1845 aged 64 years and their mother Helen Sandeman who died 9th April 1852 aged 58 years. Also their four sisters - Mary who died in infancy, Jane who died 22nd July 1842 aged 30 years. Elizabeth, 24th February 1847 aged 37 years. Catherine 6th March 1853, aged 33 years."
Engraved below this at a later time was engraved the words 'The above Alexr. Robertson died in N.S.Wales 10th Oct. 1873 aged 46 years.' (It is still there, check it out if your in the area.)
At the time James left Scotland in 1841 both his parents and the three sisters mentioned were alive, and it is easy to imagine how cut off he and his brothers John and Alexander 'now in Australia' must have felt when they learnt of their deaths.
It seems likely that James was the first of the brothers to emigrate. His brother John - born in Errol in 1823 - married Margaret Stewart in Dundee in 1851 and followed suit in the next couple of years. He was also a blacksmith. Alexander, born at Errol in 1827, remained unmarried. His date of emigration is unknown but he became a mining engineer at the Young goldfields in New South Wales, and was killed in 1873 after falling down a mine shaft. (Not an uncommon accident in the black of night and after a few pots.)
In Australia at last Robertson and Gibb became partners as blacksmith and wheelwright respectively 10 miles north of Melbourne on the Sydney Road. (A wise move as all travellers, then as now, know that the first ten miles are the most testing for the newly arrived and if things are going to go wrong with the horse and cart it'll happen in the first few miles out.)
The partnership prospered and by 1848 they were able to purchase 640 acres of land nearby. They divided the land and both built 'grand' homes in the Scottish style. James called his home GOWRIE PARK and Gibb called his Meadowbank. (Memories of back home?)
Initially the land was the runt of the group of plots that originally were ignored when they were offered for sale in 1842 but these hardy gentlemen and their wives managed to clear the land and begin their farming. The men carried on with the smithy which was just as well as the Gold Rush started in 1851. Because of this James was able to build the very substantial bluestone home that still stands to this day.
James ran the farm with his children till 1872 when he leased the property because he was becoming too old for the work and the eight children were obviously not keen in inheriting the tradition.
Ann died of dysentery in 1872 at the age of 58 years.
What a life. What a woman!
James finally succumbed in 1888 aged 80 years. At the time of his death his assets were 46,434 pounds!!!!
NOT A BAD LIFE, IF YOU DON'T DROWN.
If there are persons out there who, having read these accounts, believe they are related to the Robertson, Sandeman and Coupar families of Errol I would be interested to hear from them. There is so much more to tell of the Robertson's of Gowrie Park, Victoria, Austalia.
Conact me at email@example.com
WILL WILL ROOK CEMETERY.
IN / MEMORY / OF / JAMES / ROBERTSON* / DIED 28TH JULY 1888 AGED 80 / AND HIS WIFE / ANN COUPAR / DIED 17TH DEC. 1872 AGED 58 / ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER / MARY BETSY ANN ***/ DIED 14TH MARCH 1901 AGED 45 / AND / AGNES MOODIE / DIED 20TH SEP 1864 AGED 35
*James had moved to Albert Park.
ROBERTSON. On the 28th inst., at Sunnyside, Waggarandall**, the residence of his son-in-law, Mr.James Moodie, James Robertson, late of Gowrie-park, Campbellfield, and No. 6 Bridport-street, Albert-park, aged 80 years. A colonist of 47 years.
(**Waggarandall is on the Benalla-Tocumwal road and south west of Tungamah.)
THE Friends of the late JAMES ROBERTSON,Esq. (late of Gowrie-park, and also of No. 6 Bridport-street, Albert-park) are most respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Campbellfield General Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from the Broadmeadows railway station, to-morrow (Tuesday, the
31st), at 2 o'clock punctually. (P.1,Argus,1888.)
***Mary Betsy Ann's last journey was a long one!
ROBERTSON The friends of the late JAMES ROBERTSON, of "Gowrie-park," Campbellfield are respectfully requested to follow the remains of his youngest daughter Mary to the place of interment, the Campbellfield Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of her sister,Mrs D Stewart,"Marroo," Dandenong, on Thursday 14th inst,, at 9.15 a.m., for Dandenong railway station, to proceed by the 10.10 a.m. train. Melbourne friends can join 12.10 p.m. train at Flinders Street station, arriving at Campbellfield about 1 p.m. Return train leaves Campbellfield at 5.19 p.m. (P.1, Argus, 13-3-1901- also death notice.)
JAMES GARNER Undertaker Dandenong.
ROBERTSON.On the 4th November, at Athol, Kendal street, Coburg (suddenly), John Coupar Robertson, the beloved husband of Kate Robertson, and loving father of Norman, the Rev.J. K. Robertson (North Melbourne), Ernest
(New Hebrides), Douglas, Amy (Mrs. A. C.McAdam), Kate Kirkland (Mrs. V. Duncan), Muriel, Melrose, Nancy, Agnes, and Jean ; eldest son of the late James Robertson, Gowrie Park,Campbellfield, in his 79th year; a Presbyterian home missionary for 25 years. (P.17,Argus, 10-11-1923.)
ROBERTSON. -On the 4th November at "Athol," Kendall street, Coburg, John Coupar, dearly loved husband of Kate Robertson, eldest son of the late James Robertson, of "Gowrie Park," Campbellfield, in his 79th year. (Interred privately Coburg Cemetery, Monday, November 5.) (P.1, Argus, 6-11-1923.)
It can be assumed with fair certainty that D.J.Robertson, who had established a property called "Gowrie Park" at Bena in Gippsland, was a brother of John Coupar Robertson. His severely ill wife Mary (nee Law)was obviously being cared for by her sister-in-law, Mrs D Stewart,"Marroo," Dandenong.
ROBERTSON.On the 2[...] mber, at the resi-.~-"Tr'ef'r>yv41Ttvr - it-ttr.i<*Mf,rav-'m-iAfiV;1
"Maroo," Dandenong, Mary (nee Law), the beloved wife of D. J. Robertson, of Gowrie-park, Bena, South Gippsland, after a severe illness.(P.1, Argus, 29-11-1910.)
Another brother was Alexander.
ROBERTSON. On the 24th June at Gowrie 2 Louisa Street Brunswick, Alexander, son of the late James Robertson of Gowrie Park,Campbellfield, aged 83 years.
The friends of ALEXANDER ROBERTSON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the New Melbourne Cemetery.The funeral will leave the residence of his nephew(Mr Norman Robertson), Gowrie, No 2 Louisa street, Brunswick East, THIS DAY (Tuesday June 25th) at 3.30 pm. (Both P.1, Argus,25-6-1935.)
Information from my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND.
G.66. Broadmeadows rate records reveal the following occupants of Gowrie Park.
1863. James Robertson,320 acres, "Gowrie Park", (net annual value 144 pounds- as for Gibb's.)
1879-80. No 320 acre property at Campbellfield but a James Robertson had 217 acres at Somerton.
1899-1900. Thomas B.C.Robinson* leasing 317 acres, "Gowrie" at Campbellfield from James Robertson.(P.S.Perhaps the farm was leased in two parts,the house on 3 acres and the remaining 317 acres for grazing.) James Robertson of Somerton had two parcels,of 44 and 180 acres at SOMERTON.
1920-1. Robert Lewis**,trainer,owns the 317 acre "Gowrie."
P.S.*ROBISON (nee Pye)-On the 5th January, at Brunswick, the wife of T. C. Robison, 'Gowrie,'Campbellfield- a son. (P.1, Argus,8-1-1908.)
**It seems that,like Jim Pike (see KILTS AND COW DUNG FLATS), Robert Lewis combined riding and training.
Lewis and the Derby.
R. Lewis has a remarkable riding record in the Victorian Derby, having piloted seven winners. He won on Maltster in 1900, Hautvilliers in 1901, Sylvanite in 1904,Alawa in 1908, Wolowa in 1912, Carlita in 1914, and Furious last year. (P.6, Argus,3-11-1922.)
James Robertson and his wife are buried next to the Gibbs in the easternmost row at the Will Will Rook Cemetery. There is another Robertson plot on the other side of the recently (2014) restored grave of John Murray Peck and family.(P.S. I seem to have transcribed the death of James Robertson on 20-1-1901 at the age of 75. Could this be a brother of John Coupar, Alexander and D.C.Robertson of Bena?)
G.18-20 The GIBB entry in DHOTAMA, information supplied by Deidre Farfor, a descendant of the unrelated Robertson family of Upper Keilor which Andrew Lemon (BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY) thought was involved with Alexander Gibb at Campbellfield (i.e. James Robertson,a Keilor farmer.) Compare her story with that supplied by Alex. Robertson at the start of this entry. If there are any mistakes, they result from my misinterpretation of Deidre's notes.
Alexander Gibb arrived in 1841 aboard the Grindley with his wife, Betsy, after a traumatic voyage.They had left Greenoch in the India but it caught fire near Rio de Janiero. James Robertson and his wife, Ann (nee Coupar),who were married at Errol in Perthshire in 1839,also arrived on the Grindley in 1841,their daughter,Ann being only 3 months old when they commenced the voyage.
James Gibb's wife, Betsy was a sister of James Robertson's wife, Ann (nee Coupar.) James Gibb's wife, Betsy was a sister of James Robertson's wife, Ann (nee Coupar.)
OH NOES GREMLINS HAVE STRUCK!
THOMAS BOOKLESS (SOMERTON)
Thomas Bookless had been at North Melbourne in 1861, probably operating a carrying business but by 1869 was leasing a farm on the new Sydney road 13 miles from Melbourne. This would have been near Patullo's Rd which I think was called the Thirteen Mile Lane By 1871, his lease had ended and he had a clearing sale which indicated that his Clydesdales were of good pedigree and that he milked seven cows.(P.2, Argus,28-2-1871.)
Thomas and his brother (John?) obviously knew a thing or two about farming but in 1868,their profit went up in flames. George Bookless of Somerton had won a prize at the National Show of Stock and Implements at Castlemaine in 1865 for the best draught horse, any age.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 17 November 1865 p 5 Article)
T.and J.Bookless had won second prize in the same category in the Port Phillip Farmers' Society Show just a month earlier.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 13 October 1865 p 6 Article)
The district coroner held an inquest at Somerton, on Friday, as to the origin of a fire which destroyed two haystacks on the farm of Messrs. Bookless Brothers on the morning of the 8th inst. The stacks contained oaten hay, and one of them, consisting of 300 tons of hay two years old, was valued at about 1,800 ;the other, containing 200 tons of last year's hay, was valued at about 1,000. They were both utterly destroyed, and as they were not insured, the whole of the loss fell on the owners. The stacks were all right at ten o'clock on the previous night, but were found in flames at half-past four the next morning. There seemed to be no means of explaining how the fire could have arisen accidentally,and a match-box, from which only one or two matches had been taken, and which was picked up near the stacks after tho fire, suggested a different origin. The jury found that there was no evidence to show how the fire originated, but they believed that it had been wilfully caused. (P.5, Argus,27-4-1868.)
BOOKLESS.--In memory of my mother, Mary Bookless, who died at Parkville October 21,1902, aged 68 years; also her infant daughter, who died at Somerton, October 21, 1866, aged 10 months. A.C.
Thomas Bookless probably returned to the city and was supporting George Coppin in Melbourne Province in 1889. The death notice of Mary,his wife, reveals that they had moved to Drouin. Mary must have been staying with her daughter (A.C.) at Parkville.
BOOKLESS.-On the 21st October, at 86 Gatehouse-street, Parkville, Mary, the beloved wife of Thomas Bookless, of Drouin, Gippsland, aged 68 years. (P.1, Argus,22-10-1902.)
BOOKLESS.-On the 10th September, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. M. Crinnion, 20 South-street, Ascotvale, Thomas, the beloved father of Mrs. M. Crinnion, aged 75 years.(P.1, Argus,12-9-1910.)(TEXT CORRECTED BY BEZZA2*!)
It is possible that Mrs M.Crinnion was the A.C. of Gatehouse St in the "in Memory" notice of 1903.If I remember correctly the Crinnion brothers took over William Eastwood's hay and corn store on the north side of South St between East St and Mt Alexander Rd. Much more about the Crinnions in my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF BULLA or SOME FARMS IN THE SHIRE OF BROADMEADOWS or perhaps both. Priscilla Crinnion of South St still fondly remembered her grandparents,Thomas and Mary Bookless in 1923. (The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 10 September 1923 p 1 Family Notices)
(*Bezza2 and Elaine Brogan are stalwarts of the Friends of the Will Will Rook Cemetery. This reminds me of one of the few surviving gravestones 25 years ago. It was easy to read but made me sad. Thomas and Mary's daughter,Mary Jane,who married Phillip BELTON, and as a widow died accidentally in 1941 is buried at Carlton.(P.4,Argus,8-10-1941.) Someone has saved me having to transcribe the Will Will Rook gravestone. 1866, 1867 and 1868 is what made me sad.
ERECTED / BY / A. #GRINNION / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / HER PARENTS / MARY BOOKLESS / 1834-190* / THOMAS BOOKLESS / 1835-1910 / AND THEIR CHILDREN / MARY DIED 1866 AGED 15 MTHS./ JOHN DIED 1867 AGED 2 MTHS. / JOHN D. DIED 1868 AGED 2 MTHS. / ALSO OF / JANE NEWTON / SISTER OF THE ABOVE / THOMAS BOOKLESS / 1833-1868
FRANCIS BELL., Pentridge.
In BETWEEN TWO CREEKS, which I haven't seen for over 20 years, Richard Broome stated that Bell St.was so-named because of Bell Manor, which I seem to recall was built by a Mr Bell*. The house is said to be built in 1867, at which time Francis was living at Pentridge (soon to be renamed Coburg)but I have found no connection between Francis and the house. Perhaps locals later started referring to Bannockburn House as Bell manor.
*My memory sometimes leads me astray but it's pretty reliable. This is from the City of Moreland Thematic History 2010, page 36.
Coburgs Bell Street emerged as an east-west road
along a property boundary, and can be seen on Hams
map of 1853.95 The boundary became a road reservation
by 1855, as shown on a map of this date published by
de Gruchy, and was gazetted in 1857. 96 Originally known
as the Heidelberg and Pentridge Road, it was five miles
from Melbourne and stretched five miles between the
village reserves of Heidelberg and Pentridge. Its name
derived from Francis Bell, a local pioneer who lived on a
property called Bell Manor. The road initially served little
transport purpose, particularly at its western end at the
Moonee Ponds Creek escarpment, which it was extended
to in 1861 after land was donated by landowner James
Robertson.97 However, it had no connection across the
creek until 1960 when it was extended to Pascoe Vale
Road. Earlier commuters would turn off Bell Street at its
intersection with Melville Road and travel down Reynard
Street to cross the creek at La Rose Bridge, a timber
bridge erected in 1862.98
Francis was involved with many projects in early Melbourne. See my journal:
THE PRIVATE RAILWAY TO ESSENDON,VIC., AUST.
FERGUSON-On the 4th May at Bell Manor Coburg, James Ferguson, aged 67 years. (P.9, Argus, 4-5-1900.)
Francis Bell was the engineer for the private railway to Essendon and the advertisement contains a letter from him concerning the course it would take.
THE MELBOURNE, ESSENDON, and KILMORE RAILWAY COMPANY.
To he incorporated by Act of Parliament, limiting the liability of Shareholders.
Capital, 60,000,(With power to increase to 200,000,)In 5,000 Shares of 10 each. Deposit, 6s. per Share.
Provisional Directors : '
P. Phelan, Esq., M.L.A., Chairman. Chas, Bradshaw, Esq. John 0. King, Esq.John Brown, Esq. P. M'Cracken, Esq.
John Dinwoodie, Esq. Thomas Napier, Esq. Hugh Glass, Esq. W.H.Tuckett, Esq. Rawdon Greene, Esq. Wm. Yuille, Esq. George Holmes, Esq. E, B. Wight, Esq. Wm, Hoffman, Esq.
Bankers :The Colonial Bank of Australasia.
Solicitor :Frederick John Coote, Esq.
Engineer :Francis Bell, Esq.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 15 November 1858 p 8 Advertising)
BELL. On the 27th inst., at Hawthorne, the wife of Francis Bell, Esq., C.E., of a son.(P.4,Argus,29-6-1859.)
BRUCE.On the 11th January, on board the London,Mr. Allan Bruce, of Mount-park, Greenock, Scotland, and brother of Mr. Alexander Bruce, Toorak,and Mrs. Francis Bell, Bannockburn-house, Pentridge. (P.4,Argus,20-3-1866.)
BELL.-On the 21st Inst., at Bannockburn House,Pentridge, Mrs. Francis Bell of a son.(P.4, Argus,23-4-1867.)
DAVID PATULLO (CRAIG BANK)
David Patullo started off near Donnybrook and must have been close to being the first Victorian to find gold. Much information about Craigbank can be found in the WILLOWBANK entry in my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF BULLA journal. Craigbank was crown allotment 2,section 6,parish of Bulla Bulla,David's homestead being at Melway 384 C10. David also owned "Airey's" (177 B-E 1-2). His sons dispersed to many parts but some to the area near Patullo's Lane east of Ruthvenfield (Roxburgh Park.) David might have bought Craigbank with the proceeds of the yellow stuff that all his mates laughed at. See VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS. Beryl Patullo,one of the stalwart Friends of Will Will Rook Cemetery is helping me to locate William Canning's 200 acres at Somerton in 1863 by pinpointing the locations of some early buildings:"Two frontages to the New Sydney road, bounded on the north by the National School and Methodist Chapel ; on the south by the Royal Mail and Somerton Hotels".
JOHN McKERCHAR (YUROKE)
The land at the north west corner of today's Somerton and Mickleham Rds was jointly granted to John and Donald McKerchar. John's farm (178 G4) was the western portion which he called "Greenvale." He was the prime mover in getting what became State School 890. There was already a Yuroke school so it was decided to name the school after John's farm. The new Greenvale school on Hughie Williamson's Dunvegan (178 K 8-9)retains the original number. Donald called his farm,which fronted Mickleham Rd to the first slight bend in the middle of 178 K3, "Greenan". The boundary between Greenvale and Greenan was opposite the original eastern boundary of the school ground, exactly 5 chains (100 metres) east of the section Rd corner. (Anyone care to check this outrageous claim with a trundle wheel?) The south west corner of John's "Greenvale" was 7790 links (1558 metres) west of Mickleham Rd.
GREENVALE: LINKS WITH THE PAST by Annette Davis (now Ferguson)gives much information about the McKerchar family. Donald married a McNab girl and no doubt received a descendant of Oakbank Annie (prized Ayrshire cow) as a wedding present. The Greenvale book has now been published and should be available from local libraries.
SAMUEL MANSFIELD (TULLAMARINE)
Samuel Mansfield's land in 1869 was probably the middle 52 acre portion (east part of Melway 15 J2) of what was known to all Tullamarine pioneering families as Mansfield's Triangle (bounded by today's Broadmeadows Rd, Melrose Drive and Caterpillar Drive/Sharps Rd.) Sam eventually bought the 11 acres owned by Edmund Bale (roughly the area north of Sycamore Ave)and the southern 26 acres whose north east corner is where the Ring Road crosses Melrose Drive. (Measurements from land title memorials.) Sam's homestead was on the site of the telecom building in Melrose Drive just north of the Carol Grove corner.
JAMES SHARP (DOUTTA GALLA)
Section 21 Doutta Galla was bounded by a southern extension of the line of Broadmeadows Rd, an eastern extension of the line of Keilor Park's Spence St,a line from Collinson St to the northern end of Fosters Rd(now Keilor Park Drive) and Sharps Rd. This square mile and section 3 Tullamarine due north were granted to William Foster. In 1860, Maurice Crotty started leasing 21 D.G.and in 1867 his wife (nee McCormack) wrote that part of their farm had been sold. The buyer was James Sharp,who in 1863 had been leasing land,probably part of "Chandos". (Broadmeadows Rates.)
James Sharp called his farm "Hillside" and he and his wife lived there until their deaths. As they grew older,they leased most of the land to farmers such as Michael Reddan (circa 1928 when the Albion-Jacana line was being built-source: Joe Crotty), and George Dalley (source: MICKLEHAM ROAD 1920-1952,George Lloyd.)
SHARP. On the 6th December, at his late residence, "Hillside," Tullamarine, James Sharp,beloved husband of Mary Sharp, aged 87 years. A colonist of 63 years. (P.1, Argus,7-12-1916.)
SHARP -On the 14?th April, at her residence, "Hillside Tullamarine, Mary Sharp, relict of the late James Sharp, aged 93? years.(P.1, Argus,8-4-1920.)
In about 1943, R.S.(Joe or "Butcher") Thomas and his wife Edie moved onto Hillside and Joe renovated and extended the homestead,using granite from James Sharp's kitchen to erect gate pillars at the entrance of the farm which they called Carinya Park,the name emblazoned on the iron gates. They became prime movers of the Tullamarine Progress Association with Walter Murphy, (following Alec Rasmussen's retirement as secretary after 30 years) and ran picture shows in their barn to raise money for a Tullamarine hall (which due to Leo Dineen's negotiating skills was eventually built on the Leo Dineen Reserve at Spring St.) Edie played a vital role in getting a kindergarten for Tullamarine. Cake stalls and Gala Days raised good money but the paper drives were the real money spinners. Without Noel Grist's furniture truck and Edie's hayband (twine) they would have been impossible.
A family tragedy occurred in 1947. Joe and Edie were so distraught that somebody else must have submitted the three death notices; somebody who didn't know the correct spelling of Sharps Rd and the little tyke's name. An obituary in a Footcray area* paper, which mentioned Barrie's little (saddlex)jockey cap and whip being buried with him, got it right however.
(*OBITUARY Master Barrie Raymond Thomas
Sunshine Advocate (Vic. : 1924 - 1954) Friday 21 November 1947 p 1 Article)
Barrie Road (15 H3 to G5) gives a good indication of the 133 acres that James Sharp purchased in 1867 except that the plans for Airport Drive stopped it going to the southern boundary (an extension west of the Victory/ Halsey St midline.) Thomas St was probably later part of the eastern boundary of Carinya Park.
THOMAS.-On November 16 at his parents' residence, Sharpes road, Tullamarine,Barry Raymond, dearly loved youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Thomas, and loved brother of Cecil, aged 4 years and 7 months. -A little sufferer, in God's care.
JOSEPH TROTMAN (YUROKE)
See my journals: EVEN FOR A TROTMAN, QUITE A TROT MAN! TULLAMARINE, GREENVALE, WANGARATTA, VIC., AUST. and
LAZARUS RAISED SOME HERITAGE STUDY ERRORS: TULLAMARINE, VIC., AUST.
The heritage study examined in the second journal correctly states that William and Kezia Trotman were original purchasers, as members of John Pascoe Fawkner's land cooperative of land in 13A Tullamarine (roughly just south of the east west runway in Melway 4 G3) but, WRONGLY, that the family moved to Springvale. They moved "SPRINGFIELD" on the north east corner of Somerton and Mickleham Rds,just across the latter road from Donald McKerchar's "Greenan".
TROTMAN.---On the 5th inst., at his residence, Springfield Farm, Broadmeadows, Enoch, second son of the late William Trotman, of Bulla Bulla aged twenty-six. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
By March,1872,Joseph Trotman was farming "Glenarthur", the next property east,which is now the western half of the Greenvale Reservoir. It's an each way bet whether Joseph Trotman's property in 1869 was Springfield or Glenarthur. In my efforts to determine which one Joseph was on in 1869,I've found proof of a theory that I've held for three years about James Hearn of "Thorngrove" and James Hearn of Mt Martha so the search has been abandoned.
WILLIAM DEWAR (TULLAMARINE)
From Page D43 of my DHOTAMA.
By 1888 when VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS was published, William Dewar had retired to Essendon. A native of Aberdeen, he worked for Riddell and Hamilton at Gisborne for three years after arriving in 1841 before renting land near Broadmeadows and then buying Glendewar. He was a Bulla Shire councillor for six years and after 41 years near Broadmeadows had retired a year and a half ago.
Riddell and Hamilton advertised their Camieston Estate at Tullamarine in the early 1850's and William bought Glendewar, which comprised much of the 713 acre section 15 Tullamarine, other portions being bought by John Mansfield (80 acres now occupied by the Melbourne Airport terminal building), William Peter (the northern 123 acres of his "Chandos" and a total of 103 acres in William Love's wedge shaped purchase adjoining Glendewar and Charles Nash's "Fairview" across Victoria St (to Wright St) (Melway 5 F-G, 6-7 roughly.)
William's original purchase (volume 46 folio 466) consisted of 377 acres 2 roods and 6 perches so he later added about another 27 acres. The farm was between Bulla Rd and the Moonee Ponds Creek, with its north west corner at about Melway 5C3 and its south east corner being at the middle of the bottom of 5 E7 and about 80% of the Cleanaway tip being within its north east corner.
JAMES ROBERTSON (YUROKE)
James Robertson of Yuroke (Somerton in 1868) and John Robertson (Craigieburn area 1880's) might have been related to James Robertson of Gowrie. See the Craigieburn Historical Interest Group's page:
Yvonne Kernan or some of the other members of the group may be able to supply further details.
b. 1827 Kinross Shire Scotland
d. 20 Jan 1901 Campbellfield Victoria
Father: Robertson, John
Mother: Miller, Janet
Spouse: Langford, Elizabeth
Robertson, John Thomas
Robertson, Janet Annie
Robertson, Alexander William
Robertson, Elizabeth Emma
Robertson, James Charles
Robertson, Walter Horatio
Robertson, Florence Adeline
Robertson, Frederick Langford
Robertson, Victoria May
Robertson, Albert Victor
Spouse: Langford, Sarah
b. 1837 Hyde Cheshire England
d. 11 Feb 1861 Ballarat Victoria
Father: Langford, Samuel
Mother: Brown, Mary Ann
Robertson, Mary Jane Ann
(Genealogy Data Page 1872 (Family Pages)
LANGFORD.On the 29th inst., at the residence of his son-in-law Mr James Robertson, Somerton, Thomas the beloved husband of Grace Langford, late postmaster of Loddonvale, aged 82 years. A colonist of 48 years.
(P.1, Argus, 30-1-1890.)
THE Friends of Mr. JAMES ROBERTSON are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved father in law Mr. Thomas Langford, to the place of interment, the Campbellfield Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence Somerton TOMORROW (Friday the 31st inst) at 1 o'clock. (As above.)
LANGFORD.In loving remembrance of our dear mother, Grace Langford, who died on 14th November, 1893 at Loddon-vale. (Inserted by Elizabeth Robertson and Emma Manson.) (P.1, Argus,15-11-1899.)
Beryl Patullo told me, "Both Thomas & Grace Langford are buried in WWR. also their daughter Elizabeth and husband James Robertson who had "Kinross" Craigieburn parents unknown on death reg. Elizabeth first married a Blennergassett age 15yrs abt he died 1860 and she married Robertson 1866 #2767.wwr info also mentions Gowrie Park John Thomas the JP was their son. died Essendon."
ZIEBELL-ROBERTSON-On the 14th November,at the residence of the brides parents by the Rev. G. Carson, Charles E B Ziebell, son of the late C. Ziebell of Somerton to Janet Annie(Queenie) eldest daughter ofJames Robertson
of Kinross, Craigieburn. (P.1, Argus, 10-1-1901.)
ROBERTSON.In loving memory of James Robertson, who died at "Kinross," Craigieburn, 20th January, 1901. (Inserted by his wife and family.) P.1, Argus, 20-1-1905.
CLIFFROBERTSON.On the 10th September, at Craigieburn, by the Rev. J. McNeilage, Herbert James, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff, of "Yarborough," Craigieburn, to Victoria May, youngest daughter of Mrs. Robertson and the late James Robertson, of "Kinross," Craigieburn.(P.1, Argus,12-11-1913.)
RORERTSON-PEARSON.-On the 10th April, 1910,at Presbyterian Church, Coburg, by the Rev. John Mathew, M.A., B.D , James Charles Robertson, son of the late James Robertson and Mrs.Robertson, of "Kinross," Craigieburn, to Ethel
Agnes, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.Pearson, of Campbellfield.(P.13, Argus,24-5-1919.)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
UNRESERVED CLEARING SALE, At "KINROSS," CRAIGIEBURN. By Order of Mr.J. T. Robertson, Executor of James Robertson, Deceased. ADAMSON,STRETTLE, AND CO. PTY. LTD. having sold the property, will SELL by AUCTION,
as above, All the dairy cattle, horses, machinery, working-plant, mid. furniture. Detailed particulars will appear in next Saturday's issue. (P.4, Argus, 4-10-1919.)
ROBERTSON.On the 20th February, at private hospital, East Melbourne, John Thomas Robertson, J.P., eldest son of the late James and Elizabeth Robertson, of "Kinross," Craigieburn, and loving brother of E.E., J.C., and E.A., A.V., and M. (Interred privately Will Will Rook Cemetery, Campbellfield, on 22nd.) A patient sufferer at rest.
ROBERTSON.A loving tribute to the memory of our esteemed friend, John Thomas Robertson,J.P., late of "Kinross," Craigieburn, who passed peacefully away at private hospital, East Melbourne, on February 20. Mr. and Mrs. J. W.Pearson and family, Essendon. (P.13, Argus,26-2-1921.)
ROBERTSON.-On October 31, at East Malvern, Elizabeth Emma (Cis), loved daughter of the late James and Elizabeth
Robertson, loving sister of John (deceased),Will (deceased), Annie (Mrs. Ziebell), Charlie,Vic, (Mrs. Cliff), Florrie, and Bert, late of Kinross, Craigieburn. -A patient sufferer. (P.2, Argus, 14-11-1942.)
AUCTION KINROSS CRAIGIEBURN Mon April 2 on the property at 11 o clock a/c Mr R.J.Condon ATTRACTIVE & WELL
IMPROVED FARM , 222 AC. Good home, sheds, stables and trotting track. (P.24, Argus, 24-3-1951.)
HAY LONIE (GLENROY)
The evidence below perfectly illustrates the exact land that Hay Lonie was occupying in 1871 and presumably in 1869 when he joined the League. That is,if you are looking at the sale plan for the Glenroy Estate in 1874 which can be seen on page 78 of BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY. I will continue my explanation of the locations of Hay's two parcels of land after Mr Lawes' description of the affected farms below. Note that Pascoe Vale Rd was still being called the Sydney-road two decades after the new Sydney road was extended past the Pentridge Gaol. All the farms described were on the east side of Pascoe Vale Rd.
(Peter McCracken,) Cross-examined by Mr. Webb.-The 50 per cent, for compulsory taking was the verdict of a jury, which was given for a lump sum, but he understood that the agreement, as he had stated it, had been come to beforehand. Regarded the present value of Lonie's farm in the Glenroy estate as higher than that of Cochrane's farm, though the latter was nearer Melbourne, because of the convenience of access.
(Evander McIver said he) Would allow 35s. per acre as compensation for severance in Cochrane's and Shanks' farms, 17s.per acre in Lonie's farm in the Glenroy estate, and 1 per acre in the Ruthven estate.
(P.6, Argus, 18-7-1871.)
Mr Lawes gave a far better idea of the location of the various farms:
The two estates consisted of four blocks, all fronting the Sydney-road. The first and nearest to Melbourne was of 664* acres, let to Mr.Cochrane ; the next was of 358 acres,, let to Mr. Stranks, and the next was of 390
acres, let to Mr. Lonie. This completed the Glenroy Estate, and next but one to it further northward (the intervening block being in other hands) was the Ruthven Estate of 402 acres, also let to Mr. Lonie.
The first farm (lots 4 and 5), with Rhodes Pde. as its southern boundary, was occupied by M.J.C.Cochrane and totalled 599 acres 0 roods 31 perches. Mr Lawes' estimate of 664 acres was too high, about 620 acres being more realistic because only about 15 acres was required for the railway or cut off by it.
Lot 3, Bayview Farm of 344 acres 3 roods and 6 perches ,was occupied by Thomas Stranks and had also been overestimated by Mr Lawes because the line and cut-off area would only amount to six acres,making the original farm 350 acres,not 358.
Lot 2, Pasture Hill Farm, of 383 acres was being leased by John Kerr in 1874,Hay Lonie probably having moved to the farm (somewhere near Thorngrove if I remember correctly)mentioned in the journal I wrote about him. Kerr bought Pasture Hill and Bayview Farm at the sale. Mr Lawes' estimate was fairly close this time.
Hay Lonie's farm on the Glenroy Estate was thus from Bicknell Court/Bindi St north to Camp Rd.
Across Camp Rd was section 11 Will Will Rook. Both the road and railway line veer sharply to the right and 746 metres to the north meet the western boundary of section 11 which they follow due magnetic north. Alexander Gibb was granted 11A which shares the Camp Rd frontage with the Will Will Rook cemetery. Both went north 2000 links (400 metres) to the back fence line of blocks on the north side of Kitchener St.
North of this line was LOT 1, 11B, Will Will Rook,Angus and George C.Cameron's RUTHVEN ESTATE. (Donald Cameron called his grant which comprised most of Roxburgh Park "Stony Field" but the family renamed it Ruthvenfield before Thomas Brunton gave it the present name. Be careful not to confuse the Camerons' RUTHVEN with their RUTHVENFIELD.)The Ruthven estate consisted of 403 acres so Mr Lawes was one acre under this time. This was Hay Lonie's second farm and it extended north to a line joining the Phillip St/ Koroit Ave midline to the northwest corner of the Northcorp Industry Park.
Hay Lonie was primarily a dairy farmer so his main concern would have been that the hunters might traumatise the cows,affecting their milk production, and trample fodder crops. He later purchased Camp Hill at Tullamarine and Lochton at Bulla which he owned for some time before moving much farther north.
JAMES ROBERTSON (ABERFELDY)
The writer of the article about the origins of the names of Melbourne's suburbs has done a good job but I will be adding information about some of the suburbs.
James Robertson bought Crown land in the area in 1845 and called his home by the Scottish name Aberfeldie, which later became the name of the suburb.
James Robertson (one of three unrelated pioneers before 1850 with that name at Campbellfield, Pascoe Vale South and Keilor),established "Upper Keilor" whose homestead remains near the Keilor Public Golf Course. When he died, his son, James, inherited the land near the Maribyrnong River, known as "Spring Hill" which had been leased for some time by Dugald McPhail who organised the area's first Presbyterian services there. Another son, Francis, inherited land north of Braybrook road (Buckley St) on the west side of McCracken St and adjoining Hoffman's Butzbach, calling it Mar Lodge. James Jnr. stayed on at Upper Keilor until his mother died and then built the mansion that gave Aberfeldie its name.
ABERFELDIE NEAR ESSENDON, VIC., AUST. (HOW SPRING HILL BECAME ABERFELDIE.)
I thought that my information about James Robertson Jnr not moving to Aberfeldie until after his mother, Margaret Robertson, died was wrong when I read Rosslyn's information about her dying at Essendon, but the birth notice below demonstrates that she had died at the Mar Lodge residence of her bachelor son, Francis. Mar Lodge fronted Keilor Rd and Buckley St, including all McCracken St and Hedderwick house blocks.Mar Lodge was named* by Francis Robertson, not the McCrackens who later owned Mar Lodge and set up a golf course on it.
(*DEATH OF MR. FRANCIS ROBERTSON, M.L.C.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 17 March 1886 p 8 Article
... residence,.Mar-lodge, Essendon, on Thursday, after a long and painful illness)
I'm not sure if I am asking the right question but I wondered if anyone had
access to the Wills Index for Victoria. I am wanting to obtain file numbers
for the following people who may have had wills:
James Robertson, died 16 October 1853, of Upper Keilor.
Margaret Robertson died 17 November 1869 Essendon.
I realise these aren't goldfielders but they are possible parents for my
ancestor who is.
THE Friends of the late Mrs. MARGARET ROBERTSON, relict of the late James Robertson,Esq , of Keilor, are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.The funeral will leave tho residence of her son, the Hon. F. Robertson, Essendon, on Saturday, 20th inst,at 2 o'clock p m.
(P.8, Argus, 19-11-1869.)
DEATH OF MR. JAMES ROBERTSON.
Mr. James Robertson, one of the oldest of the squatting pioneers, died at his residence, The Grange, South Yarra, on Tuesday and was buried in the Melbourne Cemetery yesterday. In accordance with the request of the deceased the funeral was a quiet one, and was attended only by relatives and a few of the oldest friends
of the family. The Rev. Dr. Marshall, of Scots Church, assisted by the Rev J. M'Crae, of the Toorak Presbyterian Church, read the burial service.
Mr. Robertson was born in Glen Muir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1819,and was consequently 76 years of age at his death. In February, 1841, he arrived in the colony in the company of his parents,and his sister and two brothers. The family settled at Upper Keilor, and commenced sheep farming on a large scale.The freehold of the Upper Keilor Estate was subsequently acquired from the Government, and Mr. Robertson held it at the time
of his death. After living many years at Upper Keilor the family removed to Aberfeldie, Essendon, where 183 acres were acquired at 5 an acre, then deemed an extravagant price. Mr. Robertson's father was confident of the ultimate value of the property, and his judgment was justified in 1887, when it was disposed of for 55,000, or a shade over 3OO an acre.
Mr. Robertson was a partner at one time with Mr. Robert Landale in the Moulamein Station, New South Wales, and after selling out of that purchased the Bullarook station, in the Upper Wimmera district, on the fringe of the mallee. In 1860 he became part owner of the Janera and Wapweelah stations on the Darling River, New South Wales, and his interest in them was held to the last.
Mr.Robertson revisited his birthplace in 1887, and again in 1893. He never took a public interest in politics, though repeatedly urged to allow himself to be nominated for a seat in the Legislative Council. In municipal affairs, however, he always displayed keen appreciation, and for over 20 years he occupied a seat in the
Keilor Shire Council. A first class judge of stock, his opinion was much valued at agricultural shows, where he was usually one of the judges, and amongst municipal councillors, the honorary magistracy, and the fast thinning ranks of the squatting pioneers he will be much missed. Mr. Robertson leaves a widow and eight children. (P.3, Argus, 13-6-1895.)
Further investigation of the build year of James Robertson Jnr's "Aberfeldie" mansion is necessary to determine if he was residing in it by August,1869. However it makes sense that he was living on "Spring Hill",perhaps in an old house that Dugald McPhail had earlier occupied while leasing the property. This would allow him to visit his mother, on Mar Lodge just across Buckley St, regularly rather than making a much longer trip from Upper Keilor. Therefore it was "Spring Hill" that was being threatened by the Melbourne Hunt's activities, not Upper Keilor (which I have never seen mentioned in the countless hunt reports that I have read.)
The following seems to indicate that the mansion had been built by 1869.
An important sale of pure short-horn cattle will be held at 12 o'clock to-day, by Messrs. R.Goldsbrough and Co., at Mr. Jas. Robertson's estate, Aberfeldie, near Essendon, that gentleman having decided to sell his well-known herd. (P.4,Argus,19-11-1869.)
This was not a clearing sale. James was now into merinos and apparently breeding as he had several rams. He was most upset when a sheep dog pup went missing. It seems that James' spelling of his property name was Aberfeldy.
STOLEN, from Aberfeldy, Essendon, a black-and-tanned sheep PUP, about 10 months old. 5 reward on conviction of the thief ; or 1 on recovery of the dog. James Robertson, Aberfeldy, Essendon. (P.7, Argus, 8-11-1871.)
Melway 27 E-G 3-4, adjoining Aitken's Estate, (rented by Robert McDougall, whose daughter Sandy Smith married), at a line extending Cannes Avenue to Buckley St.
SMITHMcDOUGALL.On the 24th inst., at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Hugh M'Kail, Bulla, Alexander Smith, of the firm of King and Cunningham, stock and station agents, Melbourne, to Jeannie, second daughter of Robert McDougall, J.P , of Arundel, Keilor.(P.1, Argus,29-11-1881.)
Extract from my EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF DOUTTA GALLA.
Section 9 was south of Buckley St./Rimcross Dr., west of Cannes Ave./Riverview St. and north of Clarendon St.
Lot A, west of North Rd. and consisting of 176 acres, was granted to P.OBrien who had the adjoining southern 1/3 of 11A. In 1868 he had 283 acres, the 176 in 9a and 106 in 11a. In 1900, James Fitzpatrick was leasing the same land but it was called 282 acres.
Lot B, between Buckley St. and Thackeray Quadrant and running east from North Rd. to Cannes Ave, consisted of 222 acres and was granted to I.Davis (Sic), W.ONeil and W. Robinson on 27-6-1849. The first-named grantee was Isaac Davies, according to Angela Evans, and I wonder if Davis St. has been incorrectly named because of a spelling mistake on Doutta Galla parish maps. The three men split lot B into thirds: i.e.
Vol.L folio 4. Isaac Davies became owner of the 74 acres that, with the adjoining land on Fawkners grant, became Norwood. Its southern boundary was due east from the intersection of Military Rd and North Rd.
Vol.L f.6. William ONeill became the owner of 74 acres between a line just north of Charmaine Ave, and Thackeray Quadrant.
Vol. 174 f.208 of 16-10-1867, in which William Robinson the elder gave his 74 acres to William Robinson the younger, gives the dimensions used to establish the boundaries of Norwood to the north and ONeils land to the south. William Jnr. leased the 74 acres to Thomas Smith of Norwood (V. 221f.175) and later sold it to C.B.Fisher (V.299 f.427.) Adjoining the south boundary of Norwood, this land went south to a line due west from the Mountain View Ave/ Doyle St corner.
In 1868 James Staples was leasing 75 acres from William ONeil of Horseshoe Bend. Davies had died on 10-6-1862 after establishing Norwood on 73 acres of 9B and 13 acres of 11B south of Roberts St. His widow leased Norwood to Thomas Smith for 15 years and moved to Ballarat Rd. but by 1868 Thomas had died too. Widow Smith had 100 acres and I believe that she had four blocks on 11B to account for the other 27 acres, two in addition to the two that Isaac Davies had bought. Two blocks were leased.
In 1868 James Staples was leasing 75 acres from William ONeil of Horseshoe Bend. Davies had died on 10-6-1862 after establishing Norwood on 73 acres of 9B and 13 acres of 11B south of Roberts St. His widow leased Norwood to Thomas Smith for 15 years and moved to Ballarat Rd. but by 1868 Thomas had died too. Widow Smith had 100 acres and I believe that she had four blocks on 11B to account for the other 27 acres, two in addition to the two that Isaac Davies had bought. Two blocks were leased.
THOMAS NAPIER (MOONEE PONDS)
Extract from my AIRPORT WEST journal,probably taken from the Niddrie Wikipedia entry.
Between 1843 and 1851, the Scottish settler, Thomas Napier (1802-1881) purchased the Keilor Road land covering Niddrie and Airport West. In 1869, Napier sold this 249-acre (1.01 km2) land to Henry Stevenson (1810-1893). By 1871, Stevenson had built a house he named Niddrie, after his birthplace of Niddrie, a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. After his death in 1893 the property was transferred to his wife Elizabeth who sold it to Patrick Morgan eight years later.
"Niddrie" was bounded by the Grange Rd/Bowes Ave. midline, Fraser St(inclusive), Nomad Rd/ Treadwell St and Keilor Rd (Melway maps 15K/16B 7-10.) As Napier did not sell the land until 1869, when the League's notice was published, its fences and crops might have been damaged but Thomas Napier did not live on this land. His house "Rosebank" was on 100 acres, bought from E.J.Brewster much earlier, bounded by Carnarvon Rd, Glenbervie/Upland Rd, the Moonee Ponds Creek and Woodland St in present day Strathmore. Moonee Ponds meant anywhere near the Moonee Ponds Creek (the eastern boundary of Rosebank.)
The Oaklands Hunt, established 1888, referred to the area near the Bulla Rd,Keilor Rd, Woodland St junction as Essendon Crossroads and started many of their hunts from there. The Melbourne Hunt would have known the locality as Bendigo Corner and would have hunted in the area,passing through Thomas's grant and "Rosebank".
The following was found while I was trying to discover whether Thomas Napier was leasing his grant or using it himself. If I remember correctly,the Keilor Road Board assessed him on it in 1868. I have never seen mention of Thomas Napier Junior in the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry,other countless articles or even the family history on the internet. It has nothing to do with the Melbourne Hunt but I will include it here anyway.
An inquest was held on Tuesday, by Mr Candler, on the body of the young man who committed suicide on Monday afternoon, in the Government Paddock at Kew. The deceased was identified by Mr. Thomas Caldwell, merchant, as Thomas Napier, son of Mr. T. Napier, of Essendon. Deceased he said had been ailing for some time, and was in a state of weakness and general debility, and witness believed that he sometimes suffered from disease of the brain. He was always in a state of melancholy and low-spirited, and was nearly always reading. He had been heard to say that he wished that he was dead, but witness did not know that he had ever threatened
suicide. He rode into town on Saturday and possibly this was too great an exertion in his weak condition. The remainder of the evidence, respecting the hearing of the shot, the discovery of the body, calling in of a
surgeon, &c, was but a repetition of what has been previously given in this journal. The evidence of Dr. Ralph, the medical man called to see deceased after he was discovered in the paddock, contained a statement of his belief that the unfortunate young man was of unsound mind. The jury found that he committed suicide while
labouring under unsoundness of mind. (P.4, Argus,31-1-1867.)
I'll let you discover what the funeral notice said. There was no death notice.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 30 January 1867 p 8 Family Notices
... Friends of THOMAS NAPIER, Esq., of Essendon, are invited to attend tho funeral of his late son, Thomas
JOHN GRANT (SEAFIELD)
Seafield (Melway 4 H 1-2 to 5 A7, bounded by McNabs Rd,Grants Rd and an extension of the line of Barbiston Rd to the east.
Seafield River Frontage (Melway 4 F8 roughly.)
From page G 71-2 of DHOTAMA.
John Grant was a native of Inverness,Scotland who landed in Sydney in October, 1838. Moving to Melbourne in 1839,he rented land at Campbellfield* for eleven years.Then purchasing Seafield,he commenced to breed Ayrshires with which he won many prizes including the Championship Cup at the West Bourke Agricultural Show shortly before 1888. Seafield consisted of 400 acres (the northern half of section 8 Tullamarine and the Seafield River Frontage of 80 acres at the south corner of McNabs and Barbiston Rd. He also had an estate with a one and a half mile frontage to the Murray River.
He was married in 1846 to Miss Mary McNab of Perthshire and in 1888 had two sons and four daughters, and had served on the Keilor Shire Council for 19 years.(VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS,1888.)
(*On Pages 57-60 of BULLA BULLA, I.W.Symonds stated that John Grant was credited with being the first to plough over an extensive tract of Victorian soil. Land was purchased for the Bulla Presbyterian Church on 19-2-1870 in the names of John Grant of Seafield, Walter Clark of Glenara and David Patullo of Craigbank.
The McNab brothers had the southern half of section 8 and imported Oakland Annie, the first Ayrshire cow brought into Australia. Their herd was renowned as the best in Australia and was the basis of Tasmania's Ayrshire herd. Despite this and a dual marital relationship, the Grant family challenged their in-laws' claim to the title of the best Ayrshire breeders.
DONALD McRAE (WARLABY)
Warlaby was section 11, Bulla Bulla, Melway 384 G6 (north west), 384 F 9 (south west), 384 J8 (homestead.)
Granted to D.Cameron, Warlaby was later purchased by Robert McDougall who was well acquainted with the Bulla area while still at Glenroy. His son Alexander (Sandy) was assessed on Warlaby for some years before moving to Western Australia in about 1900. Donald McCrae would have been leasing Warlaby in 1869 and ironically, Farquhar McRae, possibly his son, organised a paper trail starting from Warlaby,following which the Oaklands Hunt Club was formed in 1888. The Oaklands Hunt had many local farmers as members and showed far greater respect for fences, crops and stock than the Melbourne Hunt had done.
Farquhar was at the time in charge of the hunters on Glenara for two related families who, following the death of Walter Clark in 1873, were leasing not only Glenara, but also the extensive Glenara Estate up Oaklands Rd. Unfortunately, I remember only one of the partners mentioned in D.F.Cameron -Kennedy's THE OAKLANDS HUNT. Trove should help.
RUSSELL-On the 23rd Inst at Glenara, Arthur Melbourne, son of John Russell, aged four months.(P.1, Argus,28-11-1878.)
DAVIS. - On the 15th inst., at Glenara, Bulla, Gladys Georgena, youngest daughter of Chas. Percy Davis,
aged one year. (P.1, Argus,17-10-1879.)
Yep that's right,Farquhar was in charge of the hunting horses owned by Russell and Davis.
Page 53 of Neil Mansfield's THE DAVID MANSFIELD STORY indicates that Duncan McCrae, possibly Donald's brother,had been at Newham near Woodend in 1868 and 1872. Two of Duncan's children married members of the Mansfield family which lived south of Glenara. Duncan's son, Duncan, born in 1872, married a sister of William John Mansfield who married Catherine McRae,born in 1868. It must have been Duncan Jnr. who moved to Green Gully between Keilor and St Albans prior to a terrible tragedy.
Bertram's Ford had been for about half a century,the most direct access from Tullamarine to Keilor and the McRaes needed a horse. William John Mansfield and his young namesake son (who lived on the 80 acre triangle on which the Melbourne Airport terminal building is located) and Willy's mate,young Hill (who lived on Danby Farm near the east end of the east-west runway)were in a jinker leading this horse,whose reins young Hill was holding.A partly constructed bridge near the ford had been swept away by a flood earlier in 1906 so they had to use the ford. William John Snr. and Jnr. drowned but young Hill was dragged ashore by the led horse. Further genealogical detail for William John Mansfield's widow is available.
As I was involved in the naming of McCrae Boulevard (Melway 14 E 6-8) it is disappointing that some bureaucrat got the spelling of the name wrong.
WILLIAM KISSOCK (ESSENDON)
William Kissock's North Park would have been near the site of Alexander McCracken's North Park mansion which is the St Columbans Mission Priests Residence, 69 Woodland St, Essendon North, VIC 3041
The area between Glass St and Woodland St,Essendon was divided into suburban blocks and called Hawstead. Thus William Kissock's "North Park" might have consisted of only J.T.Smith's grant,crown allotment 6 of 7 acres 0 roods and 33 perches but it might have also included Smith's other grant, crown allotment 24 of 5a. 0r. 19p., directly across Five mile Creek and fronting Glass St. There seemed in 1865 to be only four houses near Woodlands St when the late Lewis Clarke's "Roseneath", just east of the water reserve (today's Woodlands Park) and near Salmon St (named after a later owner)was put up for sale, the other three being Hector??? Napier's on the north side,Dr Pearce's neat cottage and William Kissock's house past Napier St.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 17 August 1865 p 2 Advertising)
I presume Hector was Theodore Napier so the advertisement was referring to Theodore's "Magdala" near Madala Avenue and across Woodland St from Roseneath, rather than Thomas Napier's original "Rosebank" house which was near G.P.Barber's later Rosebank mansion still standing in Rosebank Avenue.
The Essendon Conservation Study (circa 1980's) stated that William Kissock was an early leaseholder from the Crown in the parish of Tullamarine but it was actually John Kissock, according to the Argus circa 1847. John Kissock's wife died later in the Strathbogie area.
William Kissock and Thomas Kissock both sat on the jury in the Supreme Court in the case of a stabbing that had taken place in Benalla. I would assume that they were related and that William arrived with Thomas, whose memoirs were published in 1896.(FIFTY YEARS AGO. AN EARLY COLONIST'S RECOLLECTIONS.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 5 June 1896 p 5 Article)
William Kissock was made a partner of Dalmahoy Campbell & Co. in 1855.
(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 25 January 1855 p 6 Advertising)
KISSOCK. On the 14th ult., at Waratah, New Town,Tasmania, the Hon. Alexander Kissock, aged fifty seven, brother of Mr William Kissock, of the firm of Dalmakoy Campbell and Co., of this city.
(The Australian News for Home Readers (Vic. : 1864 - 1867) Saturday 23 June 1866 p 16 Family Notices)
THE Friends of the late WILLIAM KISSOCK, Esq.(late of the firm of Messrs. Dalmahoy Campbell and Co.), are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral procession is appointed to move from his late residence, North-park, Essendon, on Thursday, the 17th inst., at half-past 12 o'clock. (P.8,Argus,15-11-1870.)
JAMES ROBERTSON (LA ROSE)
Crown allotment 141, Jika Jika, consisting of 270 acres was granted to Arundel Wright. It was bounded by the Moonee Ponds Creek on the west, 1500 metres of Bell St on the north, Rose St Melway 29 D1) on the east and Reynard Rd on the south. The homestead, known in heritage studies as Wentworth House is a beautiful bluestone house on the north corner of Mitchell Pde. and Le Cateau St (Melway 29 A1.)
DETAILS / SIGNIFICANCE
What is significant?
Wentworth House at Pascoe Vale, known as La Rose during the nineteenth century, was built from c1842 for Dr Farquhar McCrae. He was the brother-in-law of Georgiana McCrae, who made several references to Farquhar and La Rose in her diaries. Farquar had migrated from Scotland in 1839 with his mother, wife, sisters and children, and moved to La Rose in 1842. He was from the Scottish gentry, and was immediately successful in the colony, becoming a magistrate and the director of several companies and a bank, and was prominent in early colonial society. He got into financial difficulties during the depression of the early 1840s, and in about 1845 moved to Sydney, where he practised medicine. During this time the property was leased and farmed by Coiler Robertson, who purchased it in 1852, after McCrae?s death. It passed in the mid 1850s to James Robertson (probably Coiler?s son), a partner with Robert and Peter McCracken in one of Melbourne?s most successful brewery companies. The property of more than a hundred hectares remained intact until 1899, after which it was progressively subdivided, after 1920 by the War Service Homes Commissioner. The house is now on about an acre. It was renamed Wentworth House between 1908 and 1911.
(Wentworth House (Heritage Listed Location) : On My Doorstep)
Dr Farquhar McCrae was granted land bisected by Moreland Rd and called it Moreland after his uncle's plantation in Jamaica but left this in the management of Michael Loeman who leased it for a decade or so before becoming a Bulla pioneer. McCrae was not an honourable man and failed to repay a loan given him by his brother Andrew, leaving Andrew and Georgiana in dire straits. He also dudded John Foster over a run near Dandenong* and Alphbetical Foster challenged to a duel,leading to his hasty departure for Sydney. Before this he had become about the third owner of crown allotment 141 and is believed to have had the core of Wentworth House built.
(*Streets in Dandenong are named after both men.)
Peter McCracken married Coiler Robertson's daughter, Grace,and they lived at Stewarton, Moonee Ponds (the northern 777 acres of Gladstone Park) 1846-1855 and then at their Kensington dairy between Kensington Rd an eastern boundary indicated by the Bellair St/Arden St corner until their Ardmillan mansion was built on the uphill side of Smith's Lane (about 35-7 Ardmillan Rd. Peter had to sell "Ardmillan" in about 1870 because of losses incurred by the failed private railway to Essendon. By that time their son, Coiler, had fallen for Margaret, the daughter of James Robertson Jnr of Aberfeldie which adjoined Ardmillan's west boundary. They married and built Earlesbrae Hall in Leslie St,Essendon but had to sell it and it is now part of the Lowther Hall school.(Thus the McCrackens had two unrelated James Robertsons as in-laws!)
Grace's brother, James, was a 17 year old brewer when the family arrived and it was he who was probably responsible for the rapid rise of the McCracken Brewery. Coiler and James were also responsible for the construction of most of Wentworth House on La Rose.
Coiler and Peter McCracken had bought a crown allotment near the Moonee Ponds/ Essendon boundary and partitioned it, Peter's Ardmillan being the southern portion and Coiler's the north. Coiler was close to insolvency so he sold his portion at a bargain price to his son, James,who later built "Trinfour" which still stands on the south side of Park St just east of the railway gates.
THOMAS OLIVER (CAMPBELLFIELD)
Thomas John Oliver's farm seems to have consisted of 46 acres (unless lots 1 and 2 which sold for L750* were also part of the farm) and was located 10 miles from Melbourne on the east side of Sydney Rd.
(I THOUGHT I'D GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE AT WHAT THE WHOLE ADVERTISEMENT LOOKED LIKE!)
SALE OF CAMPBELLFIELD LAND.
W.S.Keast, stock and station agent, Queen's House, Queen street, Melbourne reports having submitted to public auction at Scott's Hotel on Thursday, in the estate of the late T.J. Oliver,the property comprising 46 acres, situated about half a mile from Campbellfield and 10 miles from Melbourne, together with the homestead and outbuildings,having a frontage to the Merri Creek. There was a large attendance and spirited bidding.The property realised L8500. l Ile aln uprtrH har hu; fiolil lotn 1 Jnd l \A hil. nllotimnU or lund onbldtuj. rad for A.710 Ulai wUv i.9 l\i\
(P.18, Argus, 10-9-1923.)
MEASURE AND GIVE MELWAY REF.
OLIVER. On the 11th September, at his residence,34 De Carl street, Coburg, Thomas John, loving father of Annie, Sarah, Tom, Mill, Gert., Hersey, Ada and John, aged 82 years, late of Boomahnoomoonah and Campbellfield, colonist for 75 years (Privately interred 13th.) Yarrawonga papers please copy.(P.1, Argus,18-9-1922.)
OLIVER-BAKER. -On the 14th inst., at the Presbyterian Church, Campbellfield, by the Rev. J. Manby, Alfred Oliver, youngest son of T Oliver, Esq , to Emily Jane Baker, second daughter of T. Baker, Esq , both of Campbellfield. (P.1, Argus, 16-10-1879.)
This was another version of the above which reveals the residence of the fathers of the bride and groom; perhaps the Thomas Oliver who joined the League in 1869 was a brother of Alfred and Emily was the sister of Thomas Baker*, one of the biggest dairy farmers in the area from Bakers Rd., North Coburg to Somerton.
(*See P. 109 BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY, VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS and,possibly Richard Broome's BETWEEN TWO CREEKS, a history of Coburg.)
OLIVER-BAKER- On tho 14th inst., at the Presbyterian Church, Campbellfield, by the Rev. J.Mamby, Alfred Oliver, youngest son of T. Oliver, of Bedfordshire England, to Emily Jane Baker, second daughter of T. Baker, of West Coker, Somersetshire,England. P.1, Argus,31-10-1879.)
OLIVER. - On January 4,Mary Ethel, eldest daughter of the late Alfred and Emily Oliver, of Campbellfield, and loved sister of Rosetta (Mrs. Robertson), Percival,Elizabeth (Mrs. Boardman), Adelaide. Alfred, Wyndham, and
Harrie. -At rest.(P.17, Argus, 6-1-1955.)
McMAHON -On the 15th May (suddenly) at her residence 38 Campbell street, Bentleigh, Mary? Annie beloved wife of William Henry, loving mother of Colin, David and Alma, loved sister of Mrs Ruse (Cobram) Tom Oliver,Oaklands?, NSW, eldest daughter of the late J Oliver of Campbellfield and Yarrawonga aged 58 years. Loved by all.
(P.1, Argus, 17-5-1934.)
There is an entry for Thomas Oliver in VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS.
WILLIAM CANNING (CAMPBELLFIELD)
Transcribed from Page C 32 of my handwritten DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND (circa 1990.)
Three members of the Canning family were recorded (at that time) as being buried in the Will Will Rook cemetery. William Canning buried 19-7-1904,Lucy Canning 14-1-1905 at 82 and Alice Jane buried on 13-2-1875.
IN / LOVING MEMORY / OF / WILLIAM CANNING / DIED 19TH JULY 1904 / AGED 83 YEARS / ALSO / LUCY CANNING / WIFE OF THE ABOVE / DIED 14TH JANUARY 1905 / AGED 82 YEARS / LIFES WORK WELL DONE
William Canning was a native of Berkshire, England who arrived in Melbourne in 1842 and went to Campbellfield a few months later. In 1853 he purchased some land there.In 1888 he had 215 acres (note- Highclere Farm) on which he was farming (i.e.as opposed to grazing)and had seven sons and five daughter,all living. (See Victoria and Its Metropolis.)
In 1893 William resigned as Secretary of the Will Will Rook Cemetery Trust, after 30 years in that capacity, because he was leaving the district. (P.97, BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY.)William and Lucy had obviously returned before their deaths, most likely with Walter. They were probably on Highclere Farm before 1875 when Alice died.
CANNING ALICE JANE 1Y9M 1875 340 PM EUROKE FARMER'S CHILD
CANNING LUCY 81 1905 768 METH CAMPBELLFIELD HOUSEWIFE
CANNING WILLIAM 83 1904 753 COE CAMPBELLFIELD FARMER
In 1899-1900,Walter M.Canning was assessed on 214 acres at Campbellfield,which was probably the 213 acres that
William had occupied in 1879-80 (at which time Thomas Canning seemed to have been leasing 325 acres,possibly John Watt's grant at the east corner of Pascoe Vale and Somerton Rds.)
HARDING - CANNING - On the 9th ult., at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. T. W. Cameron,
William, only son of the late Mr Edward Harding, of Brunswick, to Alice Jane, youngest daughter of Mr William Canning, Highclere, Campbellfield.(P.1, Argus, 8-4-1882.)
On page 32 of DHOTAMA, I had speculated that Hiclere Farm, based on acreage and location, was the property later occupied by H.Maltzahns in 1920. My guesses are not made lightly so my guess about the farm being at about Melway 7 G6 might have been right too. Let's see.*
MALTZAHN.-In loving memory of our dear brothers. Charles, who passed away at Nicholson street. Coburg, August IS, 1913; and Henry, at "Highclere," Campbellfield, August 4, 1921.(P.1,Argus,18-8-1921.)
(*TRANSFER OF LAND ACT 1928.-APPLICATION NO. 51864
Dulcie Mooney, married woman,and Francis William Mooney, turner and fitter, both of Campbellfield,have applied to bring the land described below under this act, and the Commissioner cf Titles has directed notice thereof to be advertised in the "Argus," and has appointed fourteen days from such advertisement after which time the land may be brought under the act unless a caveat is lodged forbidding the same.
Dated the 21st day of February,1955.
Part of Crown portion 13, parish of Will Will Rook, county of Bourke. Commencing at a point on the east boundary of Hume Highway 68 feet 9.5 inches, 1040 feet 10 inches and 1130 feet 7 inches southerly from the southern boundary of Barrys road; thence by lines easterly 280 feet, southerly 132 feet, a fence westerly 294
feet ll inches, and a fence partly along Hume Highway northerly 133 feet 9.5 inches to the commencing
Granting this application will affect Certificate of Title, vol. 7672 fol. 174; in the name of ALAN
MCPHERSON MALTZAHN and LOUIS HENRY MALTZAHN. as shown on a plan at the Titles Office.(P.16, Argus, 24-2-1955.)
The above property had its northwestern corner 2238+ feet south of the eastern corner of Hume Highway and Barry Rd, about 746 yards or 34 chains. It would seem that the block described was being excised from the former Highclere Farm and was near the Fordson Rd corner (Melway 7 F6). But this cannot be correct. As highlighted above,this block was part of section 13 Will Will Rook and Fordson Rd is just within the parish of Yuroke. The boundary between the two parishes is a line joining Swain St (Melway 178 J12)to a point in Melway 7 K2 where the Hume Freeway crosses Merri Creek,on the way forming the northern boundary of Northcorp Industrial Park and the Nestle factory across the highway from the historic Scots Church. The parish boundary is 41 chains south of Barry Rd.
A.and L.Maltzahn seemed to have been heavily into haygrowing judging by what was on offer in their clearing sale(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 28 August 1954 p 23 column 1), however,once petrol rationing ended after W.W.2, that was the end for hay growing. Sadly no advertisement for the sale of their farm can be found to pinpoint the location of Highclere Farm. I have amended my guess of 7 G6 to 7 G7.
William Canning was involved in the Somerton area by 1863 and seemingly involved with Thomas Ormiston Martin a grantee of much land in the parishes of Fingal and Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula; the latter apparently occupying the farm described.
SOMERTON, Sydney-road, 200a, (good agricultural and grazing LAND for SALE, 14 miles from town. Two frontages to the New Sydney road, bounded on the north by the National School and Methodist Chapel ; on the south by the Royal Mail and Somerton Hotels, and on the east by a never failing supply of running water. Subdivided into five convenient paddocks. 40a. have been under cultivation. The improvements consist of four-roomed weatherboard men's hut, dairy, milking shed, piggery, and commodious barn 60ft. by 20ft. All fenced in.There is a first rate self-sown crop on the ground ; also four acres of rye-grass. This property presents an
opportunity not often met with of securing a comfortable home within an hour's drive from town.Immediate possession. Title unexceptionable. Mr. WILLIAM CANNING, farmer, Campbellfield;or Mr. T. O. Martin, on the ground. (P.8,Argus,4-12-1863.)
THOMAS SHANKS (sic) STRANKS (GLENROY)
I (believex) AM CERTAIN this should be Thomas STRANKS*. In 1874 a Mr Stranks was the occupier of lot 3 of the Glenroy Estate,Bayview Farm, consisting of nearly 345 acres,between about Hilton St and Bindi St. (See plan on P. 78 of BEOADMEADOWS;A FORGOTTEN HISTORY.)
(*RAILWAY ARBITRATION CASE.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 21 July 1871 p 7 Article
... three farms (Cochrane's, Stranks's, and Lonie's) in tho Glenroy Estate, and two in tho Ruthven Estate ... tho old road which led to tho gateway. Tho crossing in Stranks's farm was in the same position as ... )
I'm guessing that the 1869 and 1874 residents on Glenroy were the same and that he moved to Brunswick.
STRANKS. On the 29th ult., at her late residence,Barkly-street. Brunswick, Esther, the dearly beloved
wife of Thomas Stranks, and mother of George and Nathaniel Stranks, Brunswick, in her 77th year. Her
end was peace.(P.1, Argus, 1-1-1889.) N.B.Nathaniel was a long-time Brunswick councillor.
JOHN JUKES (BOX FOREST.)
THE Friends of Mr. HENRY JUKES are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late wife to the place of Interment, Campbellfield Cemetery, The funeral to move from hiss residence, Box Forest,Sydney road,THIS DAY (Friday), 19th instant, at half-past 1 o'clock p m. (P.8, Argus, 19-11-1869.)
As Box Forest was west of The Fawkner Cemetery and the north eastern railway,it might seem strange to describe it as being on Sydney road. Obviously the cemetery was not yet established and the railway was not extended from Essendon until about 1872.
Family members must have purchased land in the break up of the Campbell Estate near Jukes Rd (17 G1.)
After purchasing three lots of the section 13 subdivision,if William Trotman and his wife Kezia lived at
Tullamarine,however it was not for long as they moved to Springvale.By 1867, Mrs. Trotman was widowed,and she sold a total of seven lots (another four had since been purchased, a total of 42 acres) to Walter Clark
of Glenara (Moloney & Johnson, 1998)
(Historic Sites Assessment - Department of the Environment
Now I don't list every one of my sources as professional historians do, but if I do make an error,such as calling Peter Blom "Percy",I will correct it. The following is fact.
William Trotman was the purchaser of lots 1-4 in John Pascoe Fawkner's land co-operative's subdivision of the southern half of crown allotment 13A, Tullamarine. These FOUR blocks,bought on 1-10-1853 (Volume 171 folio 346) front the south side of the east-west runway and extend south about a third of the way to the bottom of Melway 4 G3. SPRINGFIELD, not Springvale,was the longstanding name of the farm in Euroke/Yuroke between Glenarthur and Mickleham Rd,of which the northern half later became the Gamble family's "Brocklands" (purchased recently for Aitken College)and the southern half,as French Rd indicates, Wal. French's dairy farm.
TROTMAN -On the 1st inst, at Tullamarine, Mrs Joseph Trotman of a daughter; both doing well.
TROTMAN.--On the 15th inst, at Tullamarine, after a long and painful illness, William T. Trotman, aged
fifty-seven years. Gloucestershire papers please copy. (P.4, Argus,24-3-1864.)
SWANNELL-TROTMAN -On the 1st inst, at St Peter's Church, by the Rev. H. H. P. Handfield, James Swannell, of Essendon, to Sarah, second daughter of the late William Trotman, of Bulla Bulla. Gloucestershire papers please copy.P.4, Argus,25-11-1865.)
If I remember I.W.Symonds' BULLA BULLA correctly one of the Swannells married a Dean and people with both surnames were buried at St Mary's at the south west corner of Woodlands. When Walter V."Major" Murphy relocated the church (crumbling because of aircraft-caused vibrations) to Bulla circa 1971,their remains were reinterred in the Bulla Cemetery. OOPS,IT WAS STANDEN,NOT SWANNELL!
Let's have a squiz for TROTMAN burials.
2134 TROTMAN Aubrey Horace 3Y2M 00/00/1877 05/08/1880 07/08/1880 Meth. 1 1 Son of Joseph Trotman & Elizabeth Celia Stanlake. Born in Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia.
2135 TROTMAN Clifford John 33Y 00/00/1911 00/00/1944 00/00/1944 Meth. 1 22 Son of Leonard Robert Trotman & Ida Mary Vincent. Born in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. Memorial only - buried in Germany.
2136 TROTMAN Edmund Atholstan 'Athol' 79Y 00/00/1890 09/10/1969 13/10/1969 C of E 8 21 Son of Thomas Robert Trotman & Elizabeth Bethell. Born in Greenvale, died in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia.
2137 TROTMAN Egbert William 4Y 00/00/1884 25/08/1888 28/08/1888 C of E 8 28 Son of Thomas Robert Trotman & Elizabeth Bethell. Died in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia.
2138 TROTMAN Enoch 26Y 00/00/1840 05/03/1867 19/07/1972 C of E 8 20 Son of William Timbrel Trotman & Emma Keziah Williams. Died in Bulla, Victoria, Australia. Enoch was first buried in the grounds of St. Mary's Church of England, Bulla and was transferred to the Bulla Cemetery when St. Mary's was relocated.
2139 TROTMAN Ethel 11W 00/03/1873 28/06/1873 29/06/1873 Meth. 1 1 Daughter of Joseph Trotman & Elizabeth Celia Stanlake. Born in Yuroke, Victoria, Australia.
2140 TROTMAN Leonard Robert 53Y 00/00/1882 30/04/1936 02/05/1936 Meth. 1 22 Son of Thomas Robert Trotman & Elizabeth Bethell. Born in Greenvale, died in Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
2141 TROTMAN Maud Sylvia 4Y 00/00/1896 00/02/1901 05/02/1901 Meth. 1 2 Daughter of Arthur Bertram Trotman & Josine Augusta Fredda Vonerx. Born in Broadmeadows, died in Melbourne South, Victoria, Australia. Name not recorded on grave.
2142 TROTMAN Thomas Robert 80Y 00/10/1857 04/06/1938 06/06/1938 C of E 8 27 Son of William Timbrel Trotman & Emma Keziah Williams. Born in Bulla, died in Canterbury, Victoria, Australia.
2143 TROTMAN Wilfrid Robert 52Y 00/00/1910 00/03/1962 27/03/1962 Meth. 1 22 Son of Leonard Robert Trotman & Ida Mary Vincent. Born in Broadmeadows, died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2144 TROTMAN William Timbrel 57Y 00/00/1806 13/03/1864 19/07/1972 C of E 8 20 Son of William Trotman & Unknown. Died in Bulla, Victoria, Australia. William was first buried in the grounds of St. Mary's Church of England, Bulla and was transferred to the Bulla Cemetery when St. Mary's was relocated.
2145 TROTMAN (nee ?) Ida 79Y 00/00/1885 01/03/1964 00/03/1964 Meth. 1 22 Daughter of John Turner Vincent & Sarah Anne Dunstan. Born in Coburg, died in Kew, Victoria, Australia.
2146 TROTMAN (nee BETHELL) Elizabeth 77Y 22/04/1858 16/12/1935 17/12/1935 C of E 8 27 Daughter of William Bethell & Frances Barker. Born in Bulla, died in Camberwell, Victoria, Australia.
2147 TROTMAN (nee FROST) Irene May 97Y 00/00/1888 13/01/1985 17/01/1985 C of E 8 21 Daughter of Raymond Nicholl Frost & Emma Jane Collings. Born in Sandhurst, died in Essendon, Victoria, Australia.
2148 TROTMAN (nee VONARX) Josephine Augusta Fredaricka 33Y 00/00/1870 14/05/1903 15/05/1903 C of E 9 28 Daughter of John Michael Vonarx & Ann Grossmein, wife of Arthur Bertram Trotman. Died in Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia. VEI incorrecly records death under surname 'FREDRICKA'.
A BIG THANK YOU TO NEIL HAMILTON MANSFIELD!
TROTMAN.---On the 5th inst., at his residence, Springfield Farm, Broadmeadows, Enoch, second son of
the late William Trotman, of Bulla Bulla aged twenty-six. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
Before Joseph Trotman decided to trot, man,he was a successful farmer on Peter McArthur's grant, Glenarthur, now covered by the western half of today's Greenvale reservoir (Melway 179 B-C 5-7.)
A summons was issued yesterday by Mr Call, P M , against C R Smith, the manager of the National Labour Exchange, 40 Lonsdale street east, charging him with having obtained the sum of 12s 6d from a man named Thomas Harigan by menus of false pretences. It appears that Hangan arrived in the colony by the s s John Elder, and was engaged by Smith to go to Broadmeadows, to work on a farm at 17s 6d per week, and for doing this Smith charged 12s 6d. He gave the man the following memo addressed to Mr Joseph Trotman, Broadmeadows -
'The bearer, Thomas Harigan, is a competent farm hand, and is engaged for you by your orders to bag chaff and fork hay, "c , wages 17a fld per week He has paid his fee, so be sure and give him a fair trial -C li. SMITH "
Harigun went out by train to Broadmeadows, and walked to Mr Trotman's farm, when he found be was not required Mr Trotman endorsed on the memo , "I do not require a man just now. I did not tell you to send anyone." Hangan returned to town yesterday morning, and reported tho affair to Mr Cull, who granted the summons, and the case
will be heard in the City Police Court tomorrow. (P.6, Argus, 18-10-1883.)
My apologies regarding correction of digitisation. The article was actually on a following page and there was no FIX THIS TEXT link. Why did Joseph Trotman not require a worker? He was hot to trot!
Mr Henry Stevenson reports the sale to Mr Joseph Trotman, of Broadmeadows, of Mr John Jones's estate, Wangaratta, consisting of 1,335 acres, having a frontage of six miles to the Ovens River, at 5 15s. per acre-7,078.(P.6, Argus, 11-10-1883.)
This John Jones was most likely related to Joseph by a recent marriage.
JONES-TROTMAN -On the 11th March last, Harry,eldest son of H. B. Jones, Esq., of Fitzroy, to Ada,eldest daughter of J. Trotman, Esq., of Glenarthur,Broadmeadows. (The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 24 June 1882 p 7 Family Notices)
MACFARLANETROTMAN.On the 9th inst., at Waldara, Wangaratta, by the Rev. J. H. Macfarlane, B.A., Archibald Martin Macfarlane, M.B.,youngest son of the late J. A. Macfarlane, Brighton, to Alice, third daughter of J. Trotman, J.P. (P.1, Argus,26-9-1885.)
TROTMAN. On the 14th ult., at Glen Arthur, Yuroke, the wife of Mr J. Trotman, farmer, of twin sons. All doing well.(Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875) Saturday 12 September 1868 p 14 Family Notices)
TROTMAN. On the 20th September, at 316 Lygon street, Carlton, tho wife of Mr. Joseph Trotman, of Glen Arthur, Euroke, of a daughter.(Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic. : 1867 - 1875) Wednesday 6 October 1875 p 159 )
At the ordinary meeting of the council of the shire of Broadmeadows yesterday, Mr.Stevenson, of Tulloch, was elected president for the ensuing year by a unanimous vote.Mr. Stevenson, having briefly acknowledged the compliment, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Trotman, the retiring president after two years' service. The motion was unanimously adopted. (P.6, Argus, 26-8-1876.)
Just in case you're wondering,the above was referring to Joseph.(The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 4 August 1875 p 8 Advertising JOSEPH TROTMAN, President. Glenarthur, August 3 1875, SHIRE of BROADMEADOWS) Later,other members of the Trotman kept up the tradition of municipal service.
TROTMAN.-- On the 13th May, at her residence "Latch Wood," Glenroy, Josephine Augusta Freda, the dearly loved wife of Councillor Arthur B.Trotman, aged 33 years 10 months.(P.1, Argus,15-5-1903.)
TROTMAN -On the 6th Inst, at Glen Arthur, Broadmeadows, Aubrey Horace, beloved son of Joseph and Celia Trotman, aged three years and two months.(P.1, Argus, 7-9-1880.)
TROTMAN. On the 4th inst., at Waldara, Wangaratta,Osmond Ernest, twin son of Joseph and Celia Trotman, aged 24 years.
" Though Thou hast called me to resign
What most I prized, it ne'er was mine ;
I have but yielded what was Thine.
Thy will be done."
TROTMAN.- -On the 10th June at Waldara, Wangaratta, the wife of Joseph Trotman Esq JP,and mother of Mrs.Seymour Fergie of Mon Sejour, Brunswick street, Fitzroy, after a severe illness. (P.1, Argus,11-6-1897.)
TROTMANKERR. On the 25th October, at the Parsonage, Lonsdale street, by the Rev. A. R.Edgar, Joseph Trotman J.P., of Waldara, Wangaratta to Margaret Grace, widow of the late John Kerr, J.P., of Kerrsland, Broadmeadows,
and only daughter of the late Rev. John Currie. (P.1, Argus,6-11-1897.)
TROTMAN.-On the 7th April, at his mother's residence, St Helen' s, Boomahnoomoonah, result of an accident, William Trotman, aged 43 years. (P.1, Argus,11-4-1900.)
TROTMAN.-On the 15th September, at her late residence, St. Hellens, Boomahnoomoonah, Kezia Trotman, beloved mother of Joseph Trotman, Waldara; Robert Trotman, Broadmeadows; Helen Trotman, and Emma Kingston, of Boomahnoomoonah, aged 83 years. A colonial of 60 years. (P.1, Argus, 18-9-1901.)
MOORE - TROTMAN. -- On the 9th December, at St.John's Church, Fremantle, by the Rev. George Wheately, William James Moore, W.A., to Ethel May Trotman, fifth daughter of Joseph Trotman, J.P., Waldura, Wangaratta.
John Kerr's widow had children to whom Joseph Trotman became stepfather.
SCOTT-KERR.-On the 24th April, 1902, at "Waldara," Wangaratta, the residence of Mr. Joseph Trotman, J. P., step-father of the bride, by the Rev. L. T. Copeland, of Chiltern, Fred J. Scott,youngest son of the late William Scott, of Kongwak, Gippsland, to Jessie M. Kerr,youngest daughter of the late John Kerr, of
"Kerrsland," Broadmeadows. (P.9, Argus,10-5-1902.)
A brief report of the wedding (The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 10 May 1902 p 47 Family Notices-actually P. 48) shows that R.O.Peck was best man; unless my memory is playing tricks, this was Richard Peck, son of John Murray Peck of Lebanon and brother of Harry (author of MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN)of Hiawatha, both in today's Strathmore. My guess is that the Scotts were stock and station agents like Harry and his father but I think Richard Peck was an architect.
SLOAN-TROTMAN. - On the 27th June at Claremont, WA, in Presbyterian Church James Macome Sloan, eldest son of James Sloan, Esq., Wangaratta, Vic, to Celia Gertrude,daughter of Jos. Trotman, Esq. J.P.,"Waldara", Wangaratta, Victoria.(P.1, Argus, 23-8-1906.)
ENOUGH OF TROVE.
Who needs it when you've got Neil Hamilton Mansfield's magnificent THE DAVID MANSFIELD STORY. As soon as I saw the Bethell/ Trotman connection in the cemetery records,I was reminded of Neil's staggering genealogy.
P.85. Elizabeth Bethell was the fourth of eight children to William Bethell and Frances (nee Barker). She married Thomas Robert Trotman at Tullamarine in 1880. Thomas was born in 1957 on lots 1-4 (on the south side of the future e-w runway)at Tullamarine,the last of seven children to William Timbrel Trotman and Emma Kezia(nee Williams). Details re the children of Elizabeth and Thomas (Edith Maude, Leonard Robert, Egbert William,Edmond Atholson)are available on request.
Gray's hill was described by the late Wally Mansfield a quarter of a century ago as the eastward climb up Mansfields Rd, Tullamarine, from Deep Creek. This meant little at the time because I had not yet inspected Bulla rates and it was not for another decade that I saw a plan of John Pascoe Fawkner's subdivision of Crown Allotment 13 A in the parish of Tullamarine. It is likely that it was Malcolm Ritchie walking from Overpostle on Tullamarine Island (Melway 3 J3) to Aucholzie (4 F6) in the following article. They might have been going in the opposite direction but in each case, Ritchie would have passed the Gray family's "Bellno" and young Gray's problem most likely happened as he walked uphill.
The coroner held a second inquest at the same place (Tullamarine) on the body of Charles Edward Gray, aged twenty-eight years, who died on the 27th ult. On Wednesday morning deceased, accompanied by a farmer, named
Ritchie, were proceeding to a farm belonging to the latter person, but they had not walked 200 yards when deceased fell down and complained of a pain in one of his legs. He became worse, and suffered from pain in the
region of the heart until the time of his death, which occurred within an hour after his illness. A post-mortem examination made by Mr. Gibson showed the cause of death to have been effusion into the pericardium. A verdict was returned that deceased died from disease of the heart.(P.5,Argus,2-6-1868.)
On the 26th ult., at North Melbourne, by the Rev.John Reid, Mr. Malcolm Ritchie, Aucholzie, Keilor,to Miss Jane Gray, daughter of Mr. Donald Gray,Bellno, Deep Creek.(P.4, Argus,2-10-1856.)
GRANT-RITCHIE.-On the 28th inst., at Aucholzie, by Rev. Hugh McKail, Angus Francis Grant, Yarrawonga, son of John Grant, Esq., Seafield, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Malcolm Ritchie, Esq., Aucholzie, Tullamarine.
Seafield (Melway 4 J7) was across McNab's Rd from Aucholzie and young Angus and Elizabeth had probably been schoolmates at the Seafield school under Samuel Lazarus. William took over Craigllachie,(Melway 4A2) directly across Deep Creek from Donald Gray's Bellno but he displeased David Mansfield by blocking the road that joined Loemans Rd to Gray's Hill on Mansfields Rd via the ford.
From J. R.Thompson, solicitor,Melbourne, stating he had been consulted by Mr. David Mansfield with reference
to a fence which obstructs and is placed across the Government road leading from his client's property at Tullamarine to Sunbury. He understood the fence was on that part of the road that crosses 'Tullamarine Island.' His client asked that the council, whose duty it was to keep open for public use and free from obstruction every road on the public highways, would take steps to have the said fence removed.
The Secretary said the road was on Grant's property on Tullamarine Island (Loeman's)road and there was a swing gate available. The President said he understood the road was only required to bring stock to Sunbury, a saving of four miles being effected. The track was not safe for vehicular traffic, but a slight deviation on to Peters' property (Overpostle, now owned by William Peter)would give a good crossing. (etc.)
(P.2,Sunbury News, 22-8-1903,Bulla Shire.)
Research into Barbiston and William Grant, and then a "Hopetoun,Tullamarine" search led me to the man who changed his name. As I have spent countless hours trying to rediscover articles previously read, I prefer to use material as soon as I find it.
HOBBS - KOWARZIK. - June, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs, of Douglas, to Ken, only son of Mr. and Mrs.F.F. Kowarzik, of Tullamarine.(P.8, Argus,9-11-1946.)
AFTER the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of Victoria that PROBATE of the WILL, dated 14th January, 1941, of JOHN WALLIS MURRAY, late of 36 Waterdale rd.. Ivanhoe, in Victoria, chief steward, deceased, may be granted to Charles Fairfax Telford, hotel manager,
Temple Court Hotel, cnr. Queen and Little Collins streets, Melbourne, and Frederic Ferdinand Kowarzik, assistant manager, of Broadmeadows rd. Tullamarine, being the executors appointed by the said will.(P.16,Argus, 8-5-1947.)
KOWARZIK PALMER. Lorraine, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Kowarzik, Tullamarine, to Eric, only son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. Palmer, Tullamarine.(P.8, Argus, 7-2-1948.)
WINDFALL FOR AIRLINES ON "ROUTE FEES".Last night in Melbourne, Mr. F. F. Kowarzik, A.N.A.'s acting general manager, said the charges would now be withdrawn. (P.1, Argus, 13-8-1952.)
Mr. F. F. Kowarzik, previously assistant general manager for A.N.A., has been appointed general manager.
(PERSONAL. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 30 July 1953 p 3 Article)
Plane Dealer Reports Us Offer For Ana - Google News
PLANE DEALER REPORTS U.S. OFFER FOR A.N.A.
The general manager of A.N.A., Mr.F.F.Kaye, said in Melbourne last night that he wrote to Mr Howitt on August 2, acknowledging the offer. (P.1, Sydney Morning Herald, August 9, 1957.)
On 23-8-1857, Ansett-A.N.A.came into existence.
When I saw "Kowarzic" (sic)in Broadmeadows rates replacing the Wrights on the northern half of Viewpoint, I idly thought that the name would be more likely to be found on the Triangular Estate (bounded by today's Melrose Dr.,Broadmeadows Rd and Sharps Rd/Caterpillar Dr.)where many migrants settled in the 1950's.Then I found the same person assessed on "Strathconan" across today's Mickleham Rd from Freight Rd to just north of the freeway.
The Fannings have lived on "Sunnyside" (south corner of Loemans and Bulla-Diggers Rest Rd) for over 150 years. You can find all about the Fannings on Kathleen Fanning's wonderful FANNING FAMILY website. Ed. Fanning told me much of the Fanning story and that of Tullamarine Island almost two decades ago. After his school days, Ed. worked at Essendon Aerodrome and out of the blue he mentioned a fellow called Kowarzik who lived on the way to the aerodrome, was general manager of A.N.A., was persuaded to change his name and was ditched by Reg. Ansett when Ansett A.N.A. was established. Oral history can lead to mistakes but without Ed's story, I would never have been able to trace Frederic's name change as illustrated above!
In about 1950 there were only four properties between the road to old Broadmeadows Township (Westmeadows) and the Moonee Ponds Creek from the Albion-Jacana railway bridge. They were Peter Cowan's dairy farm, "Gowanbrae", Palmer and Kowarzic on half each of "Viewpoint" and "Gladstone Park".
COWAN. - On August 30, at a private hospital, Moreland, Olive Beatrice, dearly beloved wife of Peter Cowan, of Gowan Brae, Tullamarine, late of Temora,N.S.W., and loving mother of Newell, Colin, Allan (deceased),
Jean (Mrs. Boon), and Olive (Mrs.Hayman), aged 68 years.(P.15,Argus,1-9-1955.)
The Cowan farm extended north to include Camp Hill Park opposite Green's corner (today's 711 garage.)
Charles Palmer's southern half of Viewpoint was formerly John Mansfield's "Grandview".
THIS DAY. At Two O'Clock. CLEARING SALE of HORSES, CATTLE. FARMING IMPLEMENTS, 200TONS of HAY. &c.
On Account of Mr. JOHN MANSFIELD,"Grandview," Junction of Bulla and Broadmeadows Road, TULLAMARINE.
Charles Palmer had bought 166 acres south of Gladstone Park in 1945 32 pounds 10 shillings per acre and in 1958 Stanley Korman bought his farm at 500 pounds per acre. Ansell and Cowen's(sic) dairy farm to the south was bought by a Korman company at an even more inflated price.(P.195 BROADMEADOWS;A FORGOTTEN HISTORY.)
Korman had the four properties mentioned previously but went broke so when I started the Kindergarten Association paper drive in about 1972, Charles' widow,living in the old timber homestead north of the Shawlands Dr. corner was a most friendly and hospitable supplier of papers. The Kowarzik half of Viewpoint included Scampton Drive and adjoined "Gladstone Park" at the Lackenheath Dr. corner.The boundaries of Strathconan have been described earlier.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4.
Sale by Public Auction of Freehold Farm (166 Acres),Stone Dwellinghouse and Outbuildings, Household Furniture, Milch Cows, Horses, Carts, Harness, Farming Implements, and Dairy Utensils.
By Order of the Mortgagees And The Executors of the late Mr. Thomas Faithful.
for Positive and Absolute Sale Without the Least Reserve.
ALFRED BLISS has been favoured with Instructions from the mortgagees of the property and the executors of the late Mr. Thomas Faithful to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the farm, Tullamarine (one mile and a half from the Bulla Hotel), on Wednesday, January 4, at one o'clock, All that valuable FARMING PROPERTY,Containing 166 ACRES,
Fenced In with posts and rails and wire, and divided into four paddocks, 40 acres this year under cultivation, and 10 acres rye grass, half an acre garden, and the remainder grazing ground, on which is erected A SUBSTANTIAL STONE HOUSE, containing four rooms, two rooms of wood in the rear, four-horse stable and chaffhouse, barn, stockyard, cowsheds, &c.
This farm is for absolute sale, on account of the death of Mr. Faithful. It has a frontage to Jackson's
Creek, and is surrounded by the properties of Messrs.Loeman, Stewart, Moses Faithful, Heagney, and Smith ;
has a metalled road to it, is 17 miles from Melbourne, one mile and a half from Bulla Hotel, and close to the
Tullamarine school. A very excellent farming property, with comfortable residence.
This lot will be sold by order of the mortgagees. (P.2, Argus, 31-12-1870.)
Extracts from my EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF TULLAMARINE.
Abraham Hodgkinson was the 3rd mate on the Royal Consort which left for Australia on 9-11-1843 and arrived on 18-2-1844. He was paid L8/19/6 for his duties, which indicates that he did not jump ship as many sailors did a decade later during the gold rush. On board as passengers were Thomas Faithfull 37, his wife Mary Ann 39, and their children: Harriet Ruby 19, Sarah Amelia 17, Henry 14, Jane 11, Moses 8, William 4 and Thomas 2. The Faithfull family must have soon arrived in this area for when their eighth and last child, Anne, was born on 9-6-1846 the birth was registered at Bulla.
Now it seems that Abraham Hogkinson, about 31 during the voyage out, was using his time off duty for more than sleeping. A certain 19 year old lass had caught his eye and he was to marry Harriet on 10-2-1850. Abraham was to live only nine years after his marriage but fathered eight children because he started early! Did they elope? The registrations of his childrens births indicate his whereabouts before buying land on Tullamarine Island:
Ester b. Moonee Ponds* & d. Melbourne 1845, Maria b. Gippsland 1848, William b. Keilor 1849, Marian b.1851 and Sarah b.1853 at Jordans Creek (up Castlemaine way), Thomas b.1855 Tullamarine, Harriet b.1857 Flemington (may have needed special medical care for the birth), Abraham b.1860 Tullamarine (d.1861.)
(*This meant anywhere along the Moonee Ponds Creek.)
Several of Thomas Faithfulls children married people who were or became residents on or near Tullamarine Island. The first, Harriet Ruby, married Abraham Hodgkinson on 10-2-1850, probably as the result of a Love Boat romance. Abraham was 3rd mate on the Royal Escort, on which the Faithfulls sailed to Australia in 1853-4, and must have made an impression on the 19 year old Harriet. Sarah Amelia married Henry Mildenhall who bought land from Abe Hodgkinson. Ann married David Mansfield of Roseleigh (later Glenalice just north of the e-w runway) just west of Deep Creek. The third daughter, Jane, married George Nicholls .
Henry Mildenhall is called Harry in title documents so it is possible that George Nicholls was the R.G.Nichols who bought lot 6 on section 10 for 120 pounds on 23-8-1854 and sold it to William Sharp(Harriets second husband) for only 60 pounds on 29-6-1865.(16 196 and 159 339)
Ann McArthur, who married William Faithfull, may have been a daughter of Peter McArthur, the grantee of the 338 acre Glenarthur, which is now covered by the western half of the Greenvale Reservoir. Two of Harriets children, Thomas and Harriet Hodgkinson married locals:Harriet Bedford (lots 1-3 section 10) and Alexander Robb (lots 49-51 on 13B, east bank of Deep Creek.)
11 A. BULLA PARK.
Allotment A of section 11 was known to Bob Blackwell as Bulla Park. Its southern boundary, along Loemans Rd, is given in documents as 80 chains (a mile) but Melway shows it as 85 chains. This could be because the original survey was wrong or because Loemans Rd was moved 5 chains to the east at a later time. Its western boundary was 62.25 chains and its eastern boundary extended 40 chains north along Loemans Rd to the bend.
Thomas Faithfull bought the 333 acres from the grantees (Cay, Chapman and Kaye) for 1665 pounds on 26-7-1852. (21 821) On 10-9-1854, Thomas conveyed the eastern half of the allotment to his son, Moses, for L832/10/-. Its southern boundary went west 45 chains from the south east corner to compensate for the eastern boundary being only half a mile. (21 822)
Thomas kept the western half, which had a southern boundary of only 35 chains but its western boundary extended 62.25 chains north to the Saltwater River. He mortgaged it to Catherine McKinnon for 200 pounds on 16-5-1855 (26 587) and to John Catto for 200 pounds on 23-5-1857. (49 256) Moses mortgaged his portion to McKinnon for 200 pounds on 20-5-1857. (49 258)
SECTION No. 1, Tullamarine, tho property of Donald Cameron, Esq. Purchasers at the late auction sale by Mr. Dalmahoy Campbell, are hereby informed that a surveyor from the office of the undersigned will be in
attendance on Friday morning next, at 9 o'clock, to show their respective lots, which are now being pegged out. CHARLES LAING," surveyor, No. 20 Swanston-street, 21st February, 1854. 2151 24
(P.7, Argus, 24-2-1854.)
Most of the early story of section 1, Tullamarine is told in my journal HOW GLENGYLE BECAME ARUNDEL.
In his architectural thesis on Arundel (circa 1960), K.B.Keeley stated that Richard Hanmer Bunbury, the grantee of the 907 acre estate on 9-1-1843, had acted as a dummy for Cameron and soon sold it to him. It would seem to be Donald Cameron who called it the Glengyle Estate. With a whole shipload of Camerons arriving in early times,it is unwise to speculate too much but Donald may have been an early squatter whose sheep had scab and wandered off infecting other flocks in the parish of Bolinda,according to Isaac Batey. He also may have been the grantee of "Stoney Fields" near Somerton, later renamed Ruthvenfield by his family and later again, Roxborough Park by Brunton.
Title memorials show that, almost immediately after a property was bought,it was mortgaged in most cases and that when it was cleared another mortgage would be take place. This was most likely the reason that Donald Cameron had been forced to sell off portions of section 1 as mentioned above by the surveyor. That obviously did not help him much because mortgagees were advertising what would seem to be the remaining portion in 1855.
Sales by Auction.
MONDAY, 18th JUNE.
To Farmers, Graziers, Hotelkeepers, Speculators and Others.
A Valuable Farm on the Saltwater River, near Keilor, Parish of Tullamarine, containing 468A. IR. 36P.
Also,The Caledonian Hotel, situated at Prahran. By Order of the Mortgagees.
SYMONS and PERRY have received instructions from the mortgagees to sell by public auction, at the Commercial Sales Room, on Monday, 18th inst., at twelve o'clock sharp,Without tho slightest Reserve,
All that valuable farm well known as the Glengyle Farm, Containing 468A. lR .36P., more or less, situated on the Saltwater River, being portion of the estate the property of Donald Cameron.Esq., being part of portion No. 1, parish of Tullamarine. There are from 150 to 200 acres in cultivation on the above farm, which are chiefly under crop, and the land is well known that, for richness of soil is unsurpassed by any in the colony.
(P.2, Argus, 12-6-1855.)
It was K.B.Keeley's contention that Bunbury had named Arundel and that Edward Wilson had sold off parts of the estate but as the above shows, Cameron named it Glengyle and sold off the portions that became Turner's, Ellengowan and Arundel.
The Glengyle Estate later formed most of the Arundel Closer Settlement except the eastern 1987 links (397 metres) of lots 7 and 8 (later Joe (Butcher) Thomas's "Tullamar") the eastern 4050 links (810 metres) of Alf Cock's"Glenview" on lot 10, and lot 9,known as Geraghty's Paddock.
CLEARING SALE at "PRESTON PARK," TULLAMARINE (4 Miles from Essendon Railway Station).
McPHAlL, ANDERSON, and Co. (in conjunction with MACARTHUR and MACLEOD) have been instructed by Messrs. E. and A. Baker to conduct their Clearing sale, as above.(ETC.) (P.3,Argus,22-9-1920.)
This advertisement was found in a "Tullamarine,1920" search to see if it was in 1920 that Peter Blom had bought "Victoria Bank" (on the north side of Barbiston Rd NOT THE SOUTH SIDE OF MANSFIELDS RD AS WRONGLY INDICATED BY A 1931 ORDNANCE MAP,THIS FARM BEING "ROSELEIGH".See my journal LAZARUS RAISES HERITAGE STUDY ERRORS.)
The nearest part of Preston Park was actually 80 metres more than four miles from Essendon Station. It was bounded by Broadmeadows Rd and Sharps Rd and is now the residential area west of the former as far north as the Catherine Ave/ Janus St midline. It consisted of 200 acres and was the eastern half of the Kilburns' "Fairfield", farmed for many years by members of the Williamson family. James Harrick (whose homestead is now the Keilor Historical Society's base in Harricks Rd near Keilor), later leased and then bought "Fairfield ".
In 1910,George Mansfield bought the eastern half and in that year built a homestead on Broadmeadows Rd north of the present school's site according to the late Gordon Connor. George later sold the 200 acre farm to Ernie Baker and I recall being also told that Ernie Baker had a bad accident on the farm. This was possibly why it was being sold.
You'll probably wonder,in the lack of any proof,why I would confidently state that the buyer of Preston Park, in 1920 or shortly afterwards,was Tommy Loft, who was at Greenvale in 1920 and amazingly at about that time was also leasing the residential section of the Moonah Links golf course west of Truemans Rd on the Mornington Peninsula (Melway 252 D2.) He followed the Orr brothers of Kia Ora (Melway 5 H4) on the Peninsula property* and was remembered clearly and affectionately by the late Ray Cairns ten days after his 100th birthday.
(*158 acres,crown allotment 28 AB,section A, Wannaeue; 165 acres, crown allotment 29,section A,Wannaeue. SHIRE OF FLINDERS RATES 1919-20.)
Tommy,a devout Methodist, renamed Preston Park as DALKEITH and in 1924 convened the meeting at which the Tullamarine Progress Association was established. About five years later,Tommy was responsible for the closure of the Junction Hotel,across Bulla Rd from his northern boundary. (See my DALKEITH journal.)
DID GORDON CONNOR MIX UP HIS BAKERS OR WERE THERE TWO ACCIDENTS?
BAKER.-On the 25th February (the result of an accident), at his residence, Tullamarine, Thomas Harrison, eldest son of the late T. H. and E. Baker, late of Somerton, and brother of G. L. and E. Baker, also Mrs. F. T. Field,
Mrs. A. Mason, Mrs. H. Morgan, and Alice Baker. (P.1, Argus, 26-2-1915.)
Excerpts from my EARLY LANDOWNERS: PARISH OF TULLAMARINE.
This was part of the Fosters Leslie Park for which William and John gained a 10 year Crown lease in 1840. The southern 400 acres was sold to D.T.Kilburn on 25-9-1867. The Kilburns called it Fairfield. I believe that (since there was only one 400 acre farm in Tullamarine) David Milburn of Grange Farm, Victorias first irrigator, was leasing it in 1868. James Harrick was leasing it in 1893 and 1900. By 1913 it had become two farms of 200 acres, Reddans Brightview and Ernie Bakers farm. By 1930, Brightview had become J.P.Doyles Ristaro.
Tom Loft was in Tullamarine by 1924 when he convened the meeting at which the Tullamarine Progress Association was formed. He called Bakers old farm Dalkeith and, as stated before, subdivided the Broadmeadows Rd frontage. Keilor rates reveal that Leslie King Dawson owned the farm by 1943 and Percy Hurren by 1956.(Postscript. Percy,the storekeeper/postmaster at Jones' Corner at Moorooduc in 1950,attended his first Tullamarine Progress Association meeting in 1951 so he was probably already on the former PRESTON PARK.)
IMAGES (available on request)
The first stage of Lofts Subdivision; the Dalkeith homestead on the north corner of Dalkeith Avenue, built by George Mansfield in about 1910 (according to Gordon Connor); and Ray Lofts Californian bungalow (3 Eumarella St) built in about 1928.
George Mansfield bought Dalkeith from James Harrick in early 1910.( TROVE.The Argus of 5-3-1910, page 2.)
GEORGE MANSFIELD SELLS TO THE BAKER BROTHERS.
Mr. H. S. K. Ward reports having sold the following properties by private treaty:-Mr. George Mansfield's property, situated at Tullamarine, containing 200 acres, for the sum of 4,200, the purchasers being Messrs. Baker; (P.10, Argus,6-2-1914.)
The following shows the origin of two Tullamarine street names. Ray Loft,Tommy's son, married Maggie Millar and their son was named Gordon. Ray leased "Broombank" whose 1850's homestead stood at the end of a 70 metre long drive off Bulla Rd that is now Millar Rd. Loft's subdivision consisted of 40 acres,with house blocks between Broadmeadows Rd and Gordon St as far north as DALKEITH AVENUE. Dawson St recalls a later owner of the remaining 160 acres. Wahroonga was possibly 3 Eumarella St but Ray owned another subdivision block and may have had an earlier house there, however being a Californian Bungalow,3 Eumarella was probably built by 1929. Wahroonga would not have been the Broombank homestead (through whose Cape Broom hedge the O'Nial girls watched Robert O'Hara Burke's expedition pass in 1860) occupied by the O'Nials/ Beamans,my great grandfather John Cock (1867-1882) and the family of the late Colin Williams (who supplied the picture of the old homestead.)
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 9 February 1929 p 13 Family Notices
... , Essendon. to .Mr. and Mrs. Ray Loft,. Wahroonga, Tullamarine --a son ( Gordon Raymond).
LOFT - (nee Maggie Millar).-On the 1st February, at Sister Davies Private hospital, Scott street ..
GORDON CONNOR (Dalkeith),COLIN WILLIAMS (Broombank), RAY CAIRNS(all deceased); DAVID SHEPHERD (who confirmed that Percy Hurren of Moorooduc and Dalkeith were one and the same and David's wife who told me that Percy used to snore during sermons at church in the Mallee); KEILOR RATES; BROADMEADOWS RATES; TROVE; TITLE MEMORIALS; MELWAY AND RULER; JOE CROTTY (who later lived in 3 Eumarella St and told me that Ray Loft had built it.)
On Argus 75 years.
The "Gentleman of Newmarket," possibly Victoria's best-known stockyard expert,died at Yea yesterday morning.
He was Mr. C. Peter Blom, who reported the Newmarket stock sales for The Argus for 75 years. He retired two years ago, at the age of 88, and had been living with his son-in-law, Mr. J. Lawson, licensee of the Grand Central Hotel, Yea.
Mr. Blom also wrote for stock journals and prepared reports for broadcasting. He was born at East Melbourne, where his father was head master of the St. Peter's School for Boys.Mr. Blom is survived by his widow, two daughters, and a son. The funeral will take place at Cheltenham on Tuesday. (P.5, Argus, 26-3-1951.)
Every historian has a duty to correct errors when they are noticed. I did not make my mistake in WHERE BIG BIRDS SOAR in 1989,only writing his name as C.P.Blom when Keith McNab told me about him living on the second "Victoria Bank" on the north side of Barbiston Rd. Keith told me that Blom was an editor for a Melbourne daily and used to go home from work in a private bus. I did not make my mistake in TULLAMARINE : BEFORE THE JETPORT in 1998.
Page 23. 1926."C.Peter Blom, a noted journalist mentioned by Harry Peck in his MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN had obviously settled on Victoria Bank on the north side of Barbiston Rd and was the T.P.A.(Tullamarine Progress Association) President."
Page 24.1930."..., William Cusack on Aucholzie and Peter Blom is on Victoria Bank."
Relying on memory is a dangerous thing because in my mind Peter morphed into Percival. Along the way I found that his first name was Cornelius so you will see Cornelius Percival Blom all over the internet-which is my big mistake!
The second Victoria Bank was just north of directly over McNabs Rd from the first Victoria Bank. The Mansfield homestead "Roseleigh" on the south side of Mansfields Rd had wrongly been called "Victoria Bank" on a 1931 ordnance map (eight years before the Mansfields sold the farm and they certainly never called it Victoria Bank.) While writing about Victoria Bank,I mentioned the visit of two early descendants of Peter's to the property which the Courtney-Shaws had renamed the Rosebank Stud; Ned Courtney was a horse trainer.
Strangely,I found nothing when I did a trove search for Percy (or Percival) Blom,Tullamarine. I knew perfectly well that he should be there re the Newmarket Saleyards removal and the railway to Bulla in the 1920's. So I did a google search and found that a Blom descendant (nee Looby,born at Melton) was on Neil Mansfield's index for Bulla Cemetery. I also found that a Blom was the secretary of the Butchers' Union in the 1890's.
Having highlighted about two or three pages of articles etc.,with the intention of copying,in case it did not submit, I clicked paste and lost everything apart from Peter's nomination for the R.A.S.V. council. I'm going to have to rely on my memory (which despite turning Peter into Percival) isn't too bad.
OTTO AND JESSIE 1859?
On 25th ult., at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. H.H. P. Handfield, O.P.Blom, son of the late Captain
G. Blom, D.S., of Amsterdam, to Jessie, daughter of the late Mr. John Whiteway, of Darlington, Devon.
JESSIE'S SCHOOL 1861?
THE YOUNG LADIES' EVENING CLASS RECOMMENCES April 20-French, music. Mrs.Blom, St Peter's School, Melbourne.
JESSIE'S DEATH 1867?
BLOM -On tho 24th inst, at St Peter's School house,Jessie, wife of Otto Pieter Blom, aged thirty seven years.
(P.4, Argus, 25-10-1867.)
THE Friends of Mr OTTO PIETER BLOM are respectfully invited to follow tho remains of his late wife to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, St Peter's school house, THIS DAY (Saturday), the 20th inst., at three o' clock.
(P.8, Argus, 26-10-1867.)
OTTO BATTLES ON.
MR. BLOM, of St. Peter's, intends to RE-OPEN the EVENING CLASS for TEACHERS, wishing to qualify themselves to pass the examination required by the Board of Education, and for candidates for the Civil Service. For particulars, apply at the St Peter's School-house, Eastern-hill, Melbourne. (P.1,2-2-1869.)
BUT NOT FOR LONG!
BLOM.On the 26th inst., at his residence, Barbour-terrace, Illawarra-street, Williamstown, Otto Pieter Blom, principal of tho common school, Williamstown, aged 43 years. (P.1, Argus,28-11-1873.)
OTTO AND JESSIE'S DAUGHTER.
RICHARDSON BLOM. On the 17th inst., at the residence of the bride's aunt, Gore-street, Fitzroy, by the Rev. W. Macdermid, Frederick Thomas, second son of George Richardson, Violet Town, to Jessie, younger daughter of the late Otto P. Blom, Williamstown. (P.1, Argus, 21-7-1888.)
BLOM-MACDOWELL -On the 19th ult, by special license at St James's Church Melbourne, by the Rev. A C Kellaway, Pieter C Blom, youngest son of the late Otto Pieter Blom, of Williamstown, to Mabel Mary Helen MacDowell, eldest daughter of the late Swanston May MacDowell, of Her Majesty's Customs, Melbourne, and granddaughter of Colonel W.T N. Champ*, of Melbourne. (P.1,Argus,2-9-1890.)
*Biography - William Thomas Napier Champ - Australian ...
William Thomas Napier Champ (1808-1892), by J. W. Beattie ... He was largely responsible for the building of Pentridge gaol, and his administration was ..
SECRETARY STOCK AND STATION AGENTS (THE STOCK TAX) 1890'S
BLOM.-On the 6th inst., at Woodhall, Walpole-street, Kew, the wife of Pieter C. Blom-a son.
PETER'S DAUGHTER AND POOR MABEL.
BLOM.On the 17th August, at "Ecclestone," Dandenong-road, Oakleigh, the wife of Cornelius Pieter Blom --a daughter.(P.1, Argus,28-8-1902.) AND...
BLOM. On the 27th August, at "Ecclestone," Dandenong-road, Oakleigh, the wife of Cornelius Pieter Blom, eldest daughter of the late Swanston Macdowell and Mrs. Catherine Green, of Kew, and granddaughter of the late Colonel Champ, of Melbourne. (P.1, Argus,28-8-1902.)
PETER AND MILDRED'S CHILD?
BLOM.On the 9th August, 1906, the wife of C.P.Bloma daughter.(P.1, Argus, 11-9-1906.)
BRAYBROOK JUNCTION TRAGEDY 1908.
Braybrook Junction was an early name for Sunshine because the Ballarat and Bendigo lines joined there. Being close to both lines,it was a good spot for H.V.McKay to build his Sunshine Harvester factory from which came the suburb's name. Due the company's unwillingness to pay a fair wage,Judge Higgins wrote the Harvester Judgement,probably at Heronswood in Dromana,which resulted in the basic wage. Peter Blom was lucky that he was in the right train.
THE BRAYBROOK DISASTER.
The Worker (Wagga, NSW : 1892 - 1913) Thursday 21 May 1908 p 31 Article
... . Mr. Kendall, station-master at Sunshine (Braybrook Junction), admitted that he gave a wrong signal to
MR P. BLOM.
Mr. Pieter Blom, who is well-known at the Flemington stock markets, was a passenger on the Bendigo train. "I was in the smoking compartment of the boudoir car, next but one to the engine," he said."When we were approaching Sunshine we felt a severe bump, and could not imagine what was the matter, though it did not
seem that anything serious had occurred. "Beyond the fact that one man had the rim of his hat broken, owing to his being jerked against the wall of the carriage, noharm was suffered by anyone in our compartment. One or two ladies in other compartments of the same carriage appeared to suffer from shock, but I don't think anyone
else in the Bendigo train was hurt.
"We all scrambled out of the train as quickly as possible when it was realised that dreadful damage had been done ahead. We found that the latter part of the Ballarat train, with which we had collided, had been completely wrecked. The scene was awful. We all joined with the railway officials in doing all we could for the relief of the suffering passengers on the Ballarat train."Judging by the number of apparently inanimate bodies that were lifted from the wrecked carriages, it appeared to me that from 12 to 15 people had been killed and
double that number severely injured."There did not seem to be any damage to the Bendigo train, with the exception ofthe engine, which could not move." (P.5, Argus, 21-4-1908.)
The council of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria consists of 33 members,eleven of whom retire annually. Nominations for the election of new members(there being twelve vacancies to fill this year) have been received for the election at the annual meeting. The nominations include the eleven retiring members of the
council viz.:-J. A. Beattie of Gisborne Park; W. P. Brisbane, Gowrie Park, Weerite; C. W. Campbell, Mornington; H.A.Currie, Mount Elephant; T. A. Grant,Geelong; J. Lang, Heidelberg; W. M'Nab, Oakbank, Tullamarine; H.H.Peck, Pascoe Vale; A. D. Rowan, Werribee; Job Smith, Kew; G. L. Wilson, Berwick. The new candidates are:-A. C. Gibb, Campbellfield; C. P. Blom, Melbourne; and Clement Davidson, Melbourne. (P.23-1-1915.)
LEST WE FORGET THIS GREEN CHAMP (descendant)!
BLOM.-Killed in action, in France, on October 4, 1917, Gunner Ronald Champ, youngest son of C.P., and the late Mabel Blom, and dearly loved grandson of Mrs. Green, Reno, Kew, aged 20.
BLOM.-Killed in action, France, October 4, Gunner Ronald C. (Jack), youngest son of C, Pieter Blom, 21 Auburn grove, Auburn.
CLEARING SALE AT THE LATE ANGUS McNAB'S VICTORIA BANK WHICH HAS BEEN SOLD. Had Peter bought it?
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 31 August 1920 p 2 Advertising
Had Peter moved to Tullamarine between August (see below) and October in 1925?
Representatives of the Tullamarine Progress Association, headed by the president (Mr. C. P. Blom), attended the meeting of the Town-planning Commission on Friday, and gave evidence in support of Oaklands Junction as a site for the new saleyards. The commission will again discuss the saleyards problem on Friday, and hopes soon to be in a position to issue a report on the subject. (P.12,Argus,26-10-1925.)
RAILWAY 1920'S TULLAMARINE
Keilor-Bulla Railway, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 5 May 1925 p 17 Article.
The paper called him G.P.Blom and the Tullamarine Progress Association President spoke of the benefits that the railway would bring,supporting an extension to Craigieburn. A battle over routes had put the proposal on the backburner. Peter didn't say which route he preferred but I'm sure that earlier he'd preferred the route on the east side of the Maribyrnong River/ Deep Creek (which Keilorites and Aberfeldie residents wanted) rather than along Bulla Rd through Tullamarine.
RAILWAY TO BULLA.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
Sir.In my letter of last Saturday I did not attack Mr. A.J. Thaw, or the Bulla Railway League; in fact I commend them for their unremitting energies in trying to get the Bulla railway line built. Mr.Thaw does not want any opposition to his well laid plans and the last paragraph of his letter of 10th August proves this. I
do not know what stake Mr. Thaw has in the district but I do know that I am deeply interested in a hundred thousand pounds worth of houses and land at North Essendon which perhaps gives me the right to have my say. I have nothing to sell, as Mr. Thaw suggests, all my estates being disposed of and therefore no axe to grind personally. Disposing thus of his red herring, I would remind him that I received three invitations to meet the Railways Standing Committee at Tullamarine State school last Friday. All Friday morning I collected residential and subdivisional statistics of this charming locality of North Essendon, and armed with these I attended
the meeting. I informed Mr. C.P. Blom , and he conferred with the other gentlemen around him, and he informed me that they would be pleased to have my figures later in the debate. However, after one speaker had expressed the view that North Essendon and Tullamarine should be the dumping ground of the Coburg pig farms,
another painted a wonderful picture of the opportunities of extensive wheat and sheep farming 10 miles from Melbourne, and a third thought the value of freight of an obscure clay deposit would keep the railway going. To everybody's astonishment the spokesman stated to the committee that there was no further evidence, and the committee rose.
Mr. Thaw's remarks to-day that "an opportunity was given for anyone present to speak for or against the
proposal" is not correct. The line will undoubtedly be a suburban one, and the fares, not the freights, would be its mainstay. Evidence of the rapid growth of this beautiful and healthy district was sought by the committee, but no evidence was allowed to be tendered on this subject. May I add that the Railways Standing Committee was scrupulously fair in this matter, and it was only the conduct of a few residents of Keilor in stifling discussion at the meeting to which I refer. I have abundant evidence that this section does not want the Bulla road-North Essendon corner of the Shire of Keilor to go ahead, and have gone out of their way
to put every opposition in the way of development, but the first and natural development of this beautiful district has confounded them. The paramount matter however is to get the Bulla road route for the Bulla railway line, and to get it quickly.There has been quite enough talk, juggling and wire-pulling over this line already,
and the little section at Keilor flatter themselves if they think they can bluff the Railways Standing Committee.Yours, &c., C.H. NELSON. Equitable Buildings, Aug. 11. (P.16, Argus,11-8-1925.)
ESSENDON PROGRESS ASSOCIATION.
At Tullamarine evidence was given by Mr. C.P. Blom (Essendon Progress Association), who submitted the consolidated views of the association's central executive railway league. The route favoured by the league, he said, would begin at the showgrounds in the vicinity of Epsom road, and thence go parallel to Epsom road, across the Maribyrnong River, thence across Buckley street and west of the Keilor road state school to a point north west of Bulla. (P.32, Argus,8-8-1925.)
Following a motion of thanks to new member of Parliament,Mr Pollard for attending Cr J.D.McFarlane's dinner:
Mr. Blom, in seconding the motion,disclaimed any bias in political matters. In the old days he had been
associated with Messrs Trenwith, the great debater, Hancock, of the Typographical Society, and the present
Chief Secretary, Mr. Prendergast. He had had many ideas in common with them, although he did not hesitate to say that all of them, himself included, entertained some crude notions. (Laughter.) Labor was quite worthy of its present position, but he advised care in tackling questions. He joined in wishing Mr.Pollard every success in parliament.(P.6,Sunshine Advocate, 9-7-1927.)
CR FOX, BLOM,FENCES.
Peter must have been a bit slack about keeping his animals from going walkies.
Cr. Fox moved that P. Blom be written to in connection with his fencing. Cr. Butterley seconded. Carried.
(P.5, Sunshine Advocate,11-4-1930.)
BLOM.On March 25, passed peacefully away at private hospital, Yea, C. Pieter Blom, dearly loved husband of Mildred, loved father of Hoy, Helen and Ena (Mrs. Lawson), and father-in-law of James Lawson, aged 88 years.
BLOM.The Funeral of the late Mr C. PIETER BLOM will leave Tobin's chapel, Flemington road, Melbourne,TOMORROW, (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. for the New Cheltenham Cemetery.Tobin Brothers.P.16, Argus,27-3-1951.)
BLOM (nee Mitchell). - On June 11, Mildred Beatrice, relict of the late Cornelius Pieter Blom loved mother of Ena and Helen, and mother-in-law of James Lawson, of the Brooklyn Hostel, Braytonville, aged 77 years. -At rest.
BLOM. On June 11, Mildred Beatrice, dearly loved gran of Kay and Boyle, and great-grandmother of Philip and Paul. At rest.
BLOM. On June 11, Mildred Beatrice, deeply loved gran of Jacqueline, Damien, and Pieter Lawson. At rest.
WHAT DOES HARRY PECK TELL US ABOUT PETER?
"MEMOIRS OF A STOCKMAN" is available online.
Mr. Walker was the fastest cattle salesman that Newmarket has ever seen. He would sell a whole lane in 12 to 15
minutesand it took a mighty smart clerk, like Peter Blom, who was with him early, to keep up with him.
P.15.with him at billiards.
Of the regular habitues at Newmarket, who does not know Peter C. Blom? To-day he is the able reporter of
Newmarket sales for The Argus. Peter joined J.C.Walker and Co. as a boy, and after rising to a responsible position in the firm, was appointed the first secretary of the Associated Stock and Station Agents, with John
Murray Peck as the first chairman on April 6, 1888. This berth he held for many years. To his credit be it said, that although he must have been well over age, he enlisted for service in the Great War, and on his return took up his present appointment.
It was in a few typed pages that came into my hands somehow. I read it about a quarter of a century ago but while chasing some information about the Keilor Road Board asking the Bulla Road Board to use Dewar's metal on Grant's Lane,Tullamarine in about 1863, upon seeing the following, I realised that I had found proof about a snippet of oral history.
The few pages were written by Garnet Price who was the city engineer of the City of Keilor. He and Richard Kelly, the town clerk, had apparently been engaged in a power struggle and although Garnet,whom I never met, had moved to the City of Sunshine by 1974, this power struggle led to Keilor Council being sacked in 1975. See my journal, THE CITY OF KEILOR. Garnet St,between Buckley St and Rosehill Rd,on Dugald McPhail's old "Rosehill" is named after Garnet Price.
Garnet did a great job recording Keilor's history in the 1960's and produced at least one of the celebration booklets (1961-Proclamation as a city; 1963-Centenary of road board formation.) A lot of the information came from old timers whom Garnet interviewed. The few pages recorded the memories of an old council employee, (James?) O'Donnell, who mentioned a hotel had once stood where the A.J.Davis Reserve now is.
On the north side of Keilor Rd in 1863 from "Essendon Cross Roads" where the Lincolnshire Arms had stood for just over a decade was the former Essendon Common, sold off in 19 acre lots the previous year, where John Harbinson (mentioned in the 1950 souvenir of the Keilor Township as an orange-growing doctor from Northern Ireland)had land near Orange Grove (Melway 16 E 12.) From Treadwell St to where Keilor Rd crosses the Calder Freeway was land granted to Thomas Napier of Strathmore fame; this became Henry Stephenson's "Niddrie". Farther west to a line indicated by Miriam Court (Melway 16 H 8) was Spring Park,granted to Owen Connor and Patrick Phelan. The next farm was"Springfield, which extended west to Roberts Rd.
The hotels in the village of Keilor are well documented but if you'd had a drink at each hotel along Keilor Rd, you'd be drunk before you got to the village! The Lincolnshire Arms,the Springfield,the North Pole at the west corner of "the Essendon road" (North Pole/ Milleara Rd)and Henry Eldridge's Sir John Franklin at the east corner of Collinson St, would have seen most travellers spring a leak before they descended Curley's Hill to Samuel Brees' wooden bridge.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20.
That Magnificent and Celebrated
Known as Springfield,
Substantial Dwellinghouso, Out-offices, &c.
The Property of the Late James Kavanagh, Esq.
To Capitalists, Farmers, and Others,
FRASER and COHEN have received instructions
to SELL by AUCTION, at their rooms, 33 Collins
Street west, on Friday, February 20, at half-past eleven
That magnificent and justly celebrated farm,
known as Springfield, on the Keilor-road, the
property of the late James Kavanagh, Esq.,
consisting of l61 acres of land, situate at Spring
field, and lying in one block on the right-hand
sido of the road from Melbourne to Keilor,-and
eight miles from the former place.
There is a stono house containing 25 rooms on the
land, which was formerly occupied by James Kava
nagh, and known as tho Springfield Hotel. (P.2, Argus, 17-2-1863.)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18.
Valuable Farm and Buildings. Deep Creek, about l8 Miles from Town.
To Speculators, Trustees, Farmers, and Others. FRASER and COHEN have received Instructions from the mortgagees to SELL by AUCTION, at their rooms, 83 Collins-street, on Wednesday, 18th February, at twelve o'clock precisely,
That valuable farm known as Hill's Farm, consisting of 640 acres, situate at Deep Creek, Bulla Bulla, about IO miles from town, partly under cultivation, on which is built a substantial residence, with out-offices. etc., in good condition, and being described in the deed as being all that piece or parcel of land in the colony of Victoria, containing by admeasurement 640 acres, be the same more or less, situated in the county of Bourke, and parish of Bulla Bulla, Portion No.9 ; bounded on tho north by Section No. 10,containing 640 acres, bearing west 80 chains; on the west by Section No 8, containing 640 acres,bearing south 80 chains ; on the south by Sec-tion No 3, containing 640 acres, bearing east 80 chains ; and on the east by tho parish of Yuroke,bearing north 80 chains. (P.2, Argus,17-2-1863.)
SECTION 9, PARISH OF BULLA BULLA.
Section 9 was known for many decades as Dunalister. It is probable that Walter Clark bought the property at the above auction to make it part of the Glenara Estate along with other farms on Oaklands Rd; Walter named it after his young son Alister who later became the owner of Glenara, a famed breeder of roses and inaugural chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club from its formation until his death. In about 1956, while Bob Blackwell was managing Dunalister, it was sold and as the new owner wanted to call it Balbethan, Bob used the former name for a poll shorthorn stud he established near Elmore.
In 1849,Cartland Taylor was listed as being a resident of Parish Bulla Bulla
LIST OF ELECTORS FOR THE DISTRICT OF PORT PHILLIP.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tuesday 3 July 1849 p 4
I had a feeling that this pioneer, whom Isaac Batey described as a former soldier who was given a FREE GRANT* because of his service to the crown, was actually CORTLAND Taylor. The only vowels not used as the second letter of his given name were i and u!
(*Sailors such as Bunbury at Tullamarine and E.E.Kenny at Tullamarine were allowed a dispensation (discount) on the purchase price. The word grant meant his or her gracious majesty had allowed somebody to buy the royal land, not a gift.)
Alfred Taylor - Reocities
www.reocities.com/vic1847/t/t02.html (VICTORIA BEFORE 1848.)
Cortland Taylor, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Parish Bulla Bulla Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
Certland Taylor Owned Property Parish of Bulla Bulla - Freehold Property
Cortland Taylor, freehold, Parish Bulla Bulla The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
The date of the issue of the grant of section 9,Bulla Bulla to C.Taylor has rubbed off on the original or my paper copy from the P.R.O. at Arden St. The following tells us that he had served in the army in India and that he had selected section 9 in 1842.
Download or print gazette [PDF, 2.1MB]
Lot 27, portion 9, county of Bourke, parish of. Bulla Bella, selected Ist September. 1842; purchaser, Cortland Taylor, India; 640 acres.
The parish map can be obtained by googling BULLA,COUNTY OF BOURKE. It reveals that C.Taylor received the grant (title) on 24-3-1847. His freehold land in 1843 must have been somewhere else.
WHO GAVE THE NAME TO "HILL'S FARM?
A "Hill,Bulla" search produced many results,such as Emerald Hill (South Melbourne) but did little to establish the identity of our mysterious Mr Hill. Then I remembered "Danby Farm" between the east end of the east-west runway at Melbourne Airport, which had been occupied by a Hill family, and an insolvent in about 1900. Perhaps Taylor's grant had been occupied by Michael Hill who died at Tullamrine in 1906.
Michael Hill of Tullamarine, farmer Cause of insolvency-losses on the purchase of land in 1887, and losses in business as a farmer. Liabilities, L 667/16/10, assets, L29; deficiency, L638/16/10 . Mr.E.H.Shackell, assignee. (P.10, Argus, 6-8-1898.)
Samuel Lazarus, who registered the death of Sidney Jim (buried in the Will Will Rook cemetery) was the second teacher, after John Cassidy, at the Seafield National School in Tullamarine,according to the Historic site assessment below,which quoted my journals extensively (although itellya did not exist until 2011) and has so many mistakes that I'll have to write a journal to correct them.
Historic Sites Assessment - Department of the Environment
May 2, 2014 - The Tullamarine area was settled early in Melbourne's history with ...... The first teacher was J. Cassidy followed by Samuel and Fanny Lazarus ...
One mistake that should not have happened was the continuation of the mistaken belief that the second Victoria Bank was in Mansfields Rd. The second Victoria Bank was established by Angus McNab on about 93 acres (part 13A, Tullamarine,previously occupied by Agnes?-Ritchie) fronting the north side of Barbiston Rd. Much later it was subdivided into blocks of about 10 acres, one of these amusingly called THISTLEDOME. This name had me baffled me for a while until I twigged that it meant-This will do me! When I interviewed Mrs Shaw at the homestead that Angus McNab had built,the house had been renamed ROSEBANK. The Mansfield homestead on the south side of Mansfields Rd has always been called ROSELEIGH so you'll see how confusion of ROSEBANK and ROSELEIGH caused the mistaken conclusion that the second Victoria Bank was in Mansfields Rd and owned by the Mansfields.
A history is only as good as its sources. Heritage studies are often used as sources. I have notified several councils of errors in their studies but I have been told that once a study has been accepted it can't be changed. Simon Lloyd, a great loss to Mornington Peninsula Shire, fortunately saw it differently and referred perpetuated errors re Edward Jones' Spring Farm at Moorooduc to the study's author,along with my evidence. Hume Council did not correct the error of calling Roseleigh the second Victoria Bank or notify Gary Vines, the author of the above study, which I will examine page by page. You will need to download the study.
Historic Sites Assessment - Department of the Environment
P.iii. Cultural Heritage Assessment Results.
A number of early farms date from the early 1850's including the McNab brothers' Seafield, Oak Bank and Victoria Bank should read:
..........from 1848,when they were settled (Victoria and its Metropolis,Keith McNab,Newspaper article about THE CLAN MCNAB circa 1960), including John Grant's "Seafield" and the McNab brothers' Victoria Bank and Oakbank to the south
P. iv. 2nd dot point should be Roseleigh,Mansfields Rd. (It is NOT the second Victoria Bank.)
P. 13. No error but it could be mentioned that the Ritchie's Ruin site on 12B is on a farm known to the late Bob Blackwell and Ed Fanning of Sunnyside as "Overpostle". It included some 11B land as well.(Bulla rates,title documents.)
Hermes No. 11985. To provide access to the recent Arundel Closer Settlement from Keilor Rd in 1906,a contract was let for the trestle bridge but a flood washed away the partly completed bridge, ruining the contractor. A new contractor finally built the bridge which opened early in 1907,too late for William John Mansfield and his 6 year old son, William John, who had drowned trying to cross Bertram's ford.
The construction of a bridge over the Saltwater River, which was to provide communication between the Arundel Estate and the township of Keilor, was in progress when the floods of last September came and washed away a considerable portion of the structure.After experiencing considerable difficulty,the Keilor Shire Council let
another contract, and this has now been satisfactorily settled etc. (P.18, Argus, 14-9-1907.)The bridge was about 20 metres east of Bertram's ford on Milburn land and was sometimes called Milburn's Bridge. (P.3, Sunbury News, 17-8-1907, Correspondence.)
Hermes No.8734. The location is vague but this could be the quarry from which Dewar's Metal was extracted in about 1863. (Source noted on trove and remembered because Grant's Lane was so-named so early. The newly formed Keilor Road Board had requested Broadmeadows Road Board to use Dewar's metal on Grant's Lane. Source not found, probably because of poor digitisation of key words.)
Hermes No. 8736. Delisted site 09/12/2009. Ford, with basalt floaters, across Moonee Ponds Creek between original Portion 15 and Portion 7 (Yuroke). Could date 1842- late 1860s, when these portions were purchased respectively. It should read "portion 7, Will Will Rook".
The ford would have been to get from one farm to another rather than a creek crossing on a road. The two farms would have been Glendewar on section 15 and Cumberland (the whole of section 7 WILL WILL ROOK . The only known connection between the two farms is the Johnson family of Glendewar which moved to Cumberland (obviously after the death of Alexander McCracken circa 1915)most likely in about 1920 and later returned to Glendewar, probably because the beautiful Cumberland homestead was burnt down (in 1927?) They built a new homestead on Glendewar. (Johnson descendant who wrote Seeds of Time and another book available for perusal at Woodlands Homestead;Keith Brown?)
D7822-0201 8841 Glen Alice Homestead
Concrete footings and slabs of outbuildings related to Glenalice homestead. Homestead itself appears to have
been destroyed during runway and service road construction.
Former Sect. 14. Perimeter Rd on Nth side of present E-W runway
Comment. This should be the southern (Fawkner) half of 13A.
D7822-0209 10403 Larundel Orchard Earth Mound
Small rectangular earth mound measuring 6.4 x 5.1 metres Overnewton Rd, Kingsbury
Comment. I presume Kingsbury was supposed to be Keilor. The only Overnewton Rd in my 1999 Melway is at Keilor. I could find no mention on trove of a Larundel Orchard at Keilor, nor an Arundel Orchard. William Taylor probably owned Arundel for about two decades before it was resumed for the Arundel Closer Settlement and may have had a ford to get across the river to Arundel. It is also possible that a heritage place card for the Kingsbury area,about an orchard associated with the Larundel Mental Institution just past Kingsbury, was accidentally filed under Keilor,but why would it have Overnewton Rd on it? A google search for "Overnewton Rd, Kingsbury" produced only one result,namely:
larundel orchard earth mound - Victorian Heritage Database
Location. OVERNEWTON ROAD KINGSBURY, DAREBIN CITY. Google Maps and Google Streetview. Heritage Inventory (HI) Number. D7922-0209. This states the location as DAREBIN, so the orchard obviously was associated with the mental institution near Kingsbury. What a tangled mess!
THIS IS WHAT I'D DO IF I WAS IN CHARGE OF HERITAGE VICTORIA. I WOULD REQUIRE A MELWAY REFERENCE FOR EVERY HERITAGE SITE,IF IT IS WITHIN THE AREA COVERED BY 8CM TO THE MILE MAPS. IF IT IS AN ENTIRE FARM WITHIN THAT MAP AREA OR OUTSIDE THAT AREA, IT IS TO BE SHOWN ON A PARISH MAP. IF IT IS A HOUSE BLOCK IN THE MELWAY AREA,A STREET ADDRESS IS TO BE GIVEN, WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE CURRENT PRACTICE AND THIS COULD APPLY ALSO TO COUNTRY AREAS IF ADDRESSES EXIST. IF A MELWAY REFERENCE HAD BEEN GIVEN FOR THE LARUNDEL ORCHARD OR ITS POSITION HAD TO BE DESCRIBED AS, CROWN ALLOTMENT, PARISH, SUCH A CLANGER WOULD NEVER HAD HAPPENED!
TO INDICATE FAIRLY ACCURATELY SMALL OBJECTS IN A LARGE AREA(HOUSE,SCHOOL,DAM,ORCHARD, QUARRY,BRIDGE ON CLOSED ROAD ETC.) OR IN FARMING AREAS OUTSIDE THE MELWAY AREA, PARISH MAPS WOULD BE USED TO INDICATE LOCATIONS. THEY WOULD HAVE GRIDS SUPERIMPOSED ON THEM. I'D SUGGEST 400 METRES X 400 METRES IN ACTUAL MEASUREMENT OR IF THE SAME SCALE WAS USED AS IN MELWAY MAPS 3+, 2CM X 2CM. THE GRID LINES WOULD BE MAGNETIC NORTH SOUTH AND EAST-WEST (PARALLEL TO CROWN ALLOTMENT BOUNDARIES) NOT TRUE NORTH AS IN MELWAY.
A STANDARDISED POLICY FOR LOCATING THE GRID LINES WOULD HAVE TO BE DETERMINED. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THEY BE MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL ROADS FORMING CROWN ALLOTMENT BOUNDARIES THAT STILL EXIST AND RUN (MAGNETIC) NORTH-SOUTH OR EAST-WEST, FOR EXAMPLE IN THE PARISH OF TULLAMARINE, BROADMEADOWS/ MICKLEHAM RD AND SHARPS RD. THUS AT EVERY 400 METRES OF DISTANCE EAST AND WEST OF BROADMEADOWS RD,THERE WOULD BE A (NEAR) VERTICAL LINE AND EVERY 400 METRES OF DISTANCE NORTH OF SHARPS RD, THERE WOULD BE A HORIZONTAL LINE. WHERE CREEKS ARE PARISH BOUNDARIES, THERE WILL ONLY BE PARTIAL SQUARES ADJOINING THEM BUT THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM IF THE PARISH MAP IS SCALED AT 8CM TO THE MILE BECAUSE EVERY MILLIMETRE ON THE MAP INDICATES A CHAIN OR 20 METRES.
Naming of the grid squares would be as in Melway with the westernmost partial column of (probably partial) squares being labelled A, the next B and so on. The northernmost row of squares (or partial squares) would be labelled 1. In this way, a square mile would be divided into 16 small squares. Thus the Seafield National school site on Grants Rd could be (this is only an estimate) Section 8 Tullamarine, J 8. Each grid square could be divided into nine smaller squares named north west, north centre,north east;west centre,centre, east centre; south west,south centre and south west. Thus the school site could be described as (an estimate):
Section 8, Tullamarine, J8 n.w. Now the area in which to locate the heritage site measures only 132 x 132 metres instead of 400 x 400 metres ( whole grid squares.) Incidentally Mr Melway made his grids exactly the same size as I suggested but because Melway north is true north and parish maps use magnetic north,it is impossible to describe the location of a farm accurately with a Melway reference.
Instead of the above, G.P.S. co-ordinates could be given. Preferably both descriptions could be used as a fail-safe procedure so we know whether the heritage site under discussion is likely to become part of Melbourne Airport OR NEAR KINGSBURY!
Victoria Rd Homestead (H 7822-0352). Victoria Rd may have been so-named on a plan of John Carre Riddell's Camiestown Estate but appeared on every road directory I've ever seen as Victoria St until the freeway was built and the part south of it was called Greenhill St and the southern part of Wright St was called Springbank St. Tullamarine old timers called Victoria St NASH'S LANE because of Charles Nash's farm, FAIRVIEW, which fronted its eastern side. Part of Mercer Drive leading to the taxi holding area is on part of the closed Greenhill St. Victoria Rd homestead should properly be called FAIRVIEW HOMESTEAD.
Google "Victoria Road Homestead, Tardis". (They quoted itellya but didn't call him that.)
Wright St homestead ruins are most likely the remains of the "Sunnyside" homestead built by Wallis Wright and owned from 1923 by William Heaps. This farm is discussed in the Tardis archeological survey re the Victoria Rd homestead.
H7822-2308 185972 Oaklands Road paving
Area of paving beneath boxthorn bush, handmade bricks, surface scatter of ceramics and glass.
Cnr of Oaklands and Somerton Rds .
The fault here would lie with the heritage place card. I might be able to shed some light on the origin of the relics if I knew which corner they are on. Surely north west,south west,north east or south east could have been inserted in front of "corner". If it was the N.E. corner,the paving could be connected with implement manufacturer James Musgrove or later Percy Bockholt's shearing depot.
Page 16. Annandale Homestead ruins (H7822-2322.) The government resumed section 1 (Arundel) and part of section 2 (Annandale)in about 1906 to establish the Arundel Closer Settlement. George Annand was the grantee of section 2 and seemed to have sold it to William Taylor. It also seemed to be leased to local farmers*,probably for grazing and it is doubtful that a house was built on section 2 before 1906.
*TO LET, 640 acres of LAND, known as Annandale,parish of Tullamarine, near Keilor, and recently in the occupation of Edward Wilson, Esq., Arundel.(etc.)(P.8,Argus,15-7-1869.)
Cr Bill Parr bought the north eastern part of Annandale,retaining that name for his farm.He was living there by 1918 when his mother,known to all as Ma Parr, died.
PARR.-The Friends of Mr. JAMES H. PARR are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his dearly beloved wife, Emily, to the place of interment, the Bulla Cemetery.
The funeral will leave the residence of her son,William, Annandale road, Tullamarine, TO-DAY (Wednesday, 17th July), at 2 o'clock. (P. 1, Argus,17-7-1918.)
From what I remember the house was red brick with a walled verandah to about chest height and concrete pillars from there supporting the verandah roof. The homestead was located near the top right corner of Melway 15 D2. The Keilor rates of 1913 show that Bill Parr was assessed on 165 acres of section 2, and Thomas and Arthur Nash another 165 acres of section 2 east of the closer settlement,the boundary between their farms possibly being the future route of South Centre Rd, which could be confirmed on the airport acquisition map circa 1960. Bill's 165 acre farm adjoined his father's The Elms (originally Elm Farm)in Bulla Rd, through which the north-south section of Link Rd now runs, which Bill's brother,the whiskerless Sam, inherited.
Glenview homestead (H 7822-2323) has been demolished,probably because Johnny Fenton died. He bought Glenview from my great uncle, Alf Cock, and renamed it Dunnawalla. If it had not been for John supplying me with a list of ten Tullamarine oldtimers,there would never have been an itellya. After airport acquisition,John was allowed to lease all of Dunnawalla apart from the radio tower area.The homestead was only a few metres east of the long hill climb eastwards up Annandale Rd from the creek (Melway 15 A or B1.)
19,000 FOR 252 ACRES
MELBOURNE. A 252-acre farm at Tullamarine, only 10 miles from Melbourne, has been sold for nearly 19,000.
The property, Glenview, was used by the vendor, Mr. A. Cocks (sic), for fattening lambs and wool growing, but he also won prizes at the Royal Melbourne Show with wheat and oats grown there.The purchaser, Mr.J. H. Fenton, will use it for grazing. (The Farmer and Settler (Sydney, NSW : 1906 - 1957) Friday 24 June 1955 p 34 Article)
Glenview consisted of lot 10 of the closer settlement,nearly 115 acres, and about 137 acres to the south in section 20 Doutta Galla.
PAGE 19. Historic Background.
Paragraph 3. OH DEAR!
The study states:
In 1834 John Batman, a grazier and businessmen, arrived in Port Phillip from Van Diemens Land.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography states:
On 1 May 1835 Batman gave Gellibrand a zero date for departure, and asked for the draft of a treaty with the Port Phillip natives. On 15 May the press published his intention; on 13 June it announced his triumphant return.
The study states:
With John Pascoe Fawkner, Batman formed the Port Philip Association to legitimise land claims in the district (Calder, 2002).
Calder needs to read C.P.Billot's THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER. The aims of Batman and Fawkner were completely opposed, the former aiming to establish a pastoral empire and the latter a settlement.
If Batman had said that snow was white,
Fawkner would have said, "No, black!" out of spite.
Fawkner was certainly not a member of the Port Phillip Association!
A source for Alexander Kennedy building the Inverness Hotel in the 1850's is I.W.Symonds' BULLA BULLA.
In case detail is required,this might be better:
THE INVERNESS HOTEL(1853-1964) AND ITS PENNY POLE, NEAR TULLAMARINE, VIC., AUST. (with background notes.) AND FRANKLINFORD.
Figure 2 is supposed to be a map of squatters' runs but is simply a composite map showing portions of the parishes of Maribyrnong, Tullamarine,Jika Jika(J.P.Fawkner), Will Will Rook, Bulla (Brodie,Wright, Greene*) and Yuroke. Those named on the map indicate their grants. The Brodies were squatters all right, until the parishes were surveyed, at which time they could buy as much of their former run as they liked (in competition with other buyers) and lease their pre-emptive right (usually a 640 acre homestead block) until they were ready to buy it(without competition) or failed to pay the yearly fee. None of the others named had been squatters in the area although Fawkner, the great opponent of the Squattocracy had leased the Monjetta? run, until the 1843 bust, which gave Monagetta its name. (Symonds or Richard Broome's BETWEEN TWO CREEKS?)
*Ann Greene's name is written on 2C Yuroke, subdivided by Machell in the early 1850's, and bounded by Section, Somerton and Mickleham Roads and Swain St on the south. It should be on section 2, Bulla, south of William (Tulip)Wright's section 3.
The study states, at the start of the last paragraph on page 20:
Section 1, south of the present study area, was known as Arundel when occupied by the Bertrams, and later
Glengyle Estate when the Guthries lived there.
Comment. Section 1 was originally called the Glengyle Estate. The Guthries called it Glengyle and Thomas Bertram later used this name for their portion near Bertram's Ford before changing it to Ellengowen. See the proof of this in newspaper articles in my journal:
HOW GLENGYLE, KEILOR (SECTION 1,TULLAMARINE) BECAME ARUNDEL, "TURNER'S" AND ELLENGOWAN. (VIC., AUST.)
The study states:
. Sections 6 and 15 (the latter overlaps the north-eastern extent of the present study area slightly, the former is east of the south-eastern corner) were granted to John Carre Riddell; the part which fronted present day Mickelham Road north of Londrew Court (probably Section 6) Biosis2013 Leaders in Ecology and Heritage Consulting 21 became known as Chandos (later when owned by Wright it was known as Strathconnan, then Springburn when owned by Lockhart, and later Chandos when owned by Judd). Bamford built his timber house here. Riddell later swapped this land with Fawkner (Itellya, 1998)
Riddell sold "Chandos" to John Peter very early (Volume 170 folio 2). The Peter family (which also owned Overpostle on Tullamarine Island for some time)leased Chandos out to local farmers for many decades until early in the 20th century. It is possible that Peter had lived on the property for a while. The late Colin Williams told me that the Tullamarine kids used to swim at a waterhole called the bone mill which was at the north end of Wright St and owed its name to a bone mill (producing lime for mortar or to break up the clay soil of the area?)established by Charles and John Nash. The late Jack Hoctor told me that the Broadmeadows Township kids used to swim at Peterson's Hole on Chandos. As lengthy research find to find any connection between PETERSON and CHANDOS, I believe the name of the latter hole morphed from Peter's son's hole.
Chandos was bounded on the south by the boundary between sections 3 and 6 Tullamarine which is best seen as the northern boundary of Trade Park Industrial Estate (Melway 5 G-H 11) but near the road to Broadmeadows Township (Mickleham Rd)is the mid line between Londrew Court and Freight Rd. The south west boundary was the n.w.-s.e. part of Derby St to Wright St (the western boundary),the northern boundary was the Moonee Ponds Creek and the eastern boundary was the unmade Hackett St of Broadmeadows Township to Fawkner St and then Old Broadmeadows Rd.
The above passage from the study gives the impression that the whole 466 or so acre Chandos was owned in turn by Wright,then Lockhart,then Judd. The reality is that Chandos became three farms occupied simultaneously by the three families for many years as shown by Broadmeadows Shire assessments and the following trove results in italics.
The northern 123 acre farm was Percy Judd's Chandos Park which went south to the south end of Pelican Court which indicates the boundary between section 15 and 6. For some unknown reason the boundary went west for 1668 links (about 334 metres) and, after a shot dogleg north west,the remaining 3384 links to Wright St.
Auctioneers etc.Phone: 202 Ascot. PERCY H. JUDD ESTATE SALESMAN- INSURANCE EXPERT UNION ROAD, ASCOT VALE
Opposite Post Office. And "Chandos Park,' BROADMEADOWS. (P.2,Flemington Spectator,28-2-1918)
JUDD. On the 24th October, 1933 (suddenly),at her residence, 40 Maribyrnong road, Moonee Ponds, Maria Ann, beloved wife of Charles Henry Judd, and loved mother of Percy and mother-in- law of Ruby, fond grandma of Bob, Allan, and Heather, of Challos* Park, Broadmeadows, aged 74 years. (P.1,Argus,25-10-1933.)
The middle portion,consisting of 198 acres,was bought by Cr.John Cock (my great grand daddy)who had earlier owned or leased the whole of Chandos from the Peter Estate. This later became Cr. William Lockhart's "Springburn". Its southern boundary is indicated by the end of International Drive. The eastern end of Western Avenue was known as Lockhart's Corner.(Keith McNab.)
LOCKHART (nee Rhodes) - On the 18th August, at Llandysil, Scott street, Essendon, to Mr and Mrs F. W. Lockhart, of Springburn, Broadmeadows -a son (Both well. )(P.7, Argus,22-8-1936.)
The southern portion,consisting of 140 acres, was Frank Wright's Strathconan. Frank married Jessie Rowe who had transferred from the Holden school to Tullamarine State School 2613 at the Conders Lane (now Link Rd) corner in 1903.When they married,Mr Rogers took over the school until Alec Rasmussen arrived in 1909(during which time Colin Williams split his head open and all the pupils disappeared one hot lunchtime for a swim at the Bone Mill The late Harry Heaps wanted the subdivision street on his Bulla Rd property named to recall his former neighbour but unfortunately Strathconnan Square does not have the same spelling as that seen on trove or match Harry's pronunciation (with the long o sound.)
.-A very enjoyable evening was spent in the Tullamarine State School on September. 28th, when about eighty of the scholars and their friends assembled to say goodbye to Miss J.T.Rowe, the late head teacher, who has severed her connection with the Education Department.----- During an interval, the correspondent of the local Board of Advice, Mr J.H.Parr, presented Miss Rowe, on behalf of the scholars and their friends,with ---- (and described Miss Rowe as a diligent,capable,and sympathetic teacher, who during the time she had been at the school-some five or six years-had won the hearts of the scholars as well as the esteem of the parents. He also
said that although sorry to lose such a good teacher they had the pleasure of knowing that Miss Rowe would
not leave the district, but as Mrs Frank Wright would still reside amongst them (Cheers). (KEILOR SHIRE NEWS
Independent (Footscray, Vic. : 1883 - 1922) Saturday 10 October 1908 p 1 Article)
WRIGHT. On the 22nd April, Frank, second son of the late Wallis and Mary Wright, Tullamarine. (Interred Bulla Cemetery, April 23.) (P.13,Argus,25-4-1936.)
The last sentence before the page 21 map states:
Bamford built his timber house here. Riddell later swapped this land with Fawkner (Itellya, 1998).
These two sentences are part of the study's discussion of Chandos so the first sentence is correct.My memory is pretty good but unfortunately my recollection of the source of the photo of William Bamford's timber house in Ashford Crescent was not correct. I thought it was in Andrew Lemon's BROADMEADOWS: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY but it must have been in Sue O'Callaghan's BROADMEADOWS HISTORY KIT which might be hard to locate. I may have accessed it at Gladstone Park High School when the most helpful Jenny Shugg was the council librarian in the shared library. (Without Jenny,Rosemary Davidson at Tullamarine and Bev Brocchi at Niddrie there would never have been an itellya.)
As I last saw the history kit a quarter of a century ago I have no idea where it is now located and will have to rely on a memory that William Bamford bought Percy Judd's Chandos Park in 1949. (I can check the Bamford entry in my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND if anybody wants this confirmed.)
Among those noticed lunching were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bamford, of Chandos Park, Broadmeadows; their son, John;
Mrs. Lin Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gallagher and Mrs. J. X. O'Driscoll.(P.10,Argus, 24-8-1954.)
However,the second sentence wrongly implies that Riddell swapped Chandos with Fawkner. The parish of Tullamarine was surveyed by 1842. A descendant of E.E.Kenny told me that Melrose Drive,then known as Macedon road was surveyed in 1847. Therefore it cut through crown allotments all the way from North Melbourne to Bulla, including sections 7 (Fawkner), 6 and 15 (Riddell). Fawkner sold the north east corner of section 7 (roughly Melway 5 E-F7)to Riddell and Riddell sold the south west corner of section 6 (roughly Melway 5 F 9-10)to Fawkner. Neither of these triangles included any part of Chandos (roughly Melway 5 H-J 6-10.
FANNING OF SUNNYSIDE.
White pages show the Fannings to be still living at Sunnyside.
Fanning E J Loemans Rd, Bulla VIC 3428.
The COGHILLS also purchased Cumberland, across the Moonee Ponds Creek from sections 15 and 16 Tullamarine in the parish of Will Will Rook,most likely from the grantee,Thomas Wills. Glencairne was purchased by Walter Clark in 1856. The Clarks of Glenara had no e in their surname!
The last 4 lines before table 4 read:
. In 1856, George Coghill mortgaged his property Glencairn (northern half of Section 13A,
17B and part of Section 16) to Henry Miller (Itellya, John Pascoe Fawkner's Co-operatives North-west of
Melbourne, Vic., Australia, 2013). George Coghill's half of Section of 13A and Fawkner's Section 13A Lots 1-14
later became Glenalice, owned by George's son Walter Coghill (Itellya, 2013).
Comments. It is possible that Walter Clark bought the northern half of 13A from Henry Miller. This land was part of Glenara,not Glenalice. The last sentence should read:
Fawkner's section 13A lots mainly became the Mansfield farm, "Glenalice". Some lots adjoining section 14 were occupied by Charles Farnes,leading to the corner of McNabs and Mansfields Rds being called Farnes' Corner.
P.24-6. TABLE 4 and TABLE 5.
I can supply Biosis with a map of the Fawkner subdivision lots transposed on Melway from descriptions in countless title documents.
Page 26. William and Kezia Trotman would have moved to SPRINGFIELD crown allotment 9 o of the parish of Yuroke,not Springvale. SPRINGFIELD was on the north east corner of Mickleham and Somerton Rds and was much later split into two halves; the northern half became the Gamble family's "Brocklands" (now Aitken College and a recent housing estate) and the southern half was owned by Wal French after whom French Rd was named.
The information about William and Kezia Trotman quoted by Moloney and Johnson in 1998 probably came from Annette Davis's GREENVALE : LINKS WITH THE PAST which discussed the Trotman connection with the Greenvale Primitive Methodist Church in some detail. Their mistake in calling it Springvale is yet another example of a mistake in heritage studies not being corrected and thus being perpetuated as gospel.
N.B.1. Annette Davis now has a new surname under which she has been quoted in relation to this history.
2. Annette wrongly showed John Lavars' Greenvale Hotel on the north east corner of Somerton and Mickleham Rds. It was actually on the south west corner,not on Springfield.
The next paragraph discussed GLENALICE and states:
The Glenalice homestead was constructed in bichrome brick and located west of the present east-west
runway; it was sold in 1939 for a poor price and is thought to have been demolished around 1965 (Itellya,
2013). The Roseleigh homestead owned by Ernest Coghill****, Walter's brother, was situated on the south side of
Mansfield Road in Section 13B.
Glenalice,like many new farm homesteads (such as the Crotty family's second Broomfield homestead on the site of the Honda riding school in Sharps Rd)was built with forfeited deposits and part payments from speculators. Glenalice was inherited by Walter Mansfield, son of David Mansfield. Roseleigh,on the south side of Mansfields Rd (which I will remind you was NOT the second Victoria Bank)was inherited by Ernest Mansfield brother of Walter Mansfield. Walter and Ernest are wrongly assumed to be members of the Coghill family in the passage quoted above. (Joe Crotty,Keilor Rates,THE DAVID MANSFIELD STORY by Neil Hamilton Mansfield.)
PAGES 26-7. TABLE 6.
A map showing Fawkner's section 6 and 7 subdivision lots transposed onto Melway will be supplied if requested.
The study states:
The Mansfields went on to buy most of the blocks on either side of Mansfield Road, including most of Fawkner's subdivision lots and Coghills property, purchased by David Mansfield (Itellya, 1998) (Itellya, 2013).
Comment. The Coghill northern half of 13A was always part of Glenara and was never bought by the Mansfields!
The study states:
. In 1891, David Mansfield sold two properties of 343 and 320 acres to M. Herman, who was listed as the owner (nobody-else was listed as occupant, Error! Reference source not found.)
Another source states that the Roseleigh cottage (also known as the second Victoria Bank), on the south side of
Mansfield Road in Section 13B, was probably built 15 or more years after the property was settled by the
Mansfield family rather than by Ernest Coghill.
Neil Mansfield had wrongly assumed in THE DAVID MANSFIELD STORY that David had owned Gowrie Park (section 14, parish of Tullamarine.) I sent him an email to convince him that this was not so containing much information from shire of Bulla rates. I most likely included this special year by year research in a new journal about David Mansfield and that was probably the reference source not found.
Not all parish maps show grantees and one shows Gowrie Park as being owned by Marks Herman as well as many sections up Oaklands Rd being labelled GLENARA ESTATE (such as section 8, "Dunalister", named after young Alister Clark, which was renamed Balbethan and today is partly the Oaklands Junction quarry.)
The "other source" that wrongly called "Roseleigh" the second Victoria Bank was a heritage study for the City of Hume on the part of the municipality that was "the former shire of Bulla". To give credit to Gary Vines,he presented this as a theory rather than a fact and realised that there was something wrong about ERNEST COGHILL. See Ernest Coghill**** at start of page 27 in the journal.
The Roseleigh homestead was built in 1870 if my memory is correct.
OTHER TULLAMARINE SUBDIVISIONS AND LANDHOLDERS.
The study states:
Kaye, Chapman and Kaye, the original purchasers of Sections 11, 12 & 13, sold Section 12B in December 1852 to brothers John, James and Malcolm Ritchie, farmers of Merri Creek. Section 12B is bounded by Deep Creek to the east and Jacksons Creek to the south, on the eastern boundary of the study area. The Mitchells went on to purchase part of Section 11B, all of 12B, and east of Deep Creek parts of Section 13A and 13B; by 1883 they had formed the 1005 acre property Aucholzie (shown in 1931 map in Figure 8).
Comments. (See bold type above.)
Section 13 should be 18B,near Glenloeman. Mitchells should be Ritchies. 13A and 13B should be 13B and 9A.
The Aucholzie homestead was still standing but decaying and unoccupied in about 1989 when I videotaped it. I suspect that my 18 hours of videotape was given to the Sam Merrifield Library. My historic 1999 Melway shows that the homestead,at the end of a 1.2 kilometre long driveway was about halfway between dead centre and the south east corner of Melway 4 D5. The driveway left McNabs Rd 480 metres south of Tower Rd.
Figure 8. All the named house are correct apart from "Victoria Bank." This should be "Roseleigh" and led to mistakes in previous heritage studies and the heritage place card. With the first column of the grid called A and the top row being 1,the two homesteads on the SECOND VICTORIA BANK are shown close together in D4 on the north corner of McNabs and Barbiston Rds.
The western one was right on the southern boundary and was probably the original Aucholzie homestead. The eastern one was called "Rosebank" in 1989,facing McNabs Rd but set a fair way back from the road behind a delightful garden featuring a large pond with a bridge across a narrow part.
Much information about(the second) Victoria Bank and its owners,such as Cornelius Percival Blom, has been supplied to the study's author.For a time the property was named "Valvee" after a racehorse by Al. Birch. Ned Courtney who had earlier had a stud in the Avondale Heights area (near Rose Creek), renamed it the Rosebank Stud. Mrs Shaw,who escorted me through the property and told me about two elderly Misses Blom visiting, had married one of Ned's jockeys.
TO BE CONTINUED.
LAZARUS, COUSER, MCNAB,GRANT,RITCHIE,COGHILL, FAWKNER, BLACKWELL, FANNING, RIDDELL,NASH,WRIGHT, HEAPS, ANNAND, PARR, COCK, FENTON, BATMAN,FAWKNER, KENNEDY, BRODIE, WRIGHT, GREENE, FANNING,COGHILL,CLARK, MANSFIELD, FARNES, TROTMAN, LAVARS,
N.B. Sydney Jim is a real mystery. The name indicates that he was from Sydney but the lack of a surname indicates that he may have been aboriginal. Angela Evans said that he was a half caste but no proof has been found. If Angela was correct, how would a half caste who obviously came from Sydney have ended up in Victoria? My theory is that his father was one of John Batman's dusky friends that he took to Van Dieman's Land and later to the Port Phillip District to help in negotiating his well-meaning treaty.
I had earlier assumed that Sydney Jim was a mounted trooper but Bezza's suspicion that mounted constable 245 was George Couser proved to be correct.
State of Victoria Early Postal Cancels (and History) Illustrated
Post Office opened in June 1855.
When the village of Broadmeadows, on the banks of the Moonee Ponds Creek, was proclaimed in February 1850, the naming may have had a lot to do with the Scotsmen in the region - there is a Broadmeadows near Selkirk - and a large number of the original purchasers of land in the April and August sales were also Scots including J.H.Ardlie*, and one John Bryan who tried unsuccessfully for the next three years to get his pub licensed.
(*John Martin Ardlie)
Churches had more luck; by the time there was a licensed hotel in town there were three places of worship
- Anglican from 1850 (although attendances were generally poor), Catholic from 1851 (they did a bit better), and Free Presbyterian also in 1851 (which did a roaring trade).
"The settlers....complain much of the want of a bridge across the Moonee Ponds....At present no direct
communication can be effected....and much inconvenience is the consequence. There is a Flour Mill at Campbellfield, and there is an abundance of wheat at Broadmeadows, but the wheat can no more get to the
Mill than the Mill to the wheat, which entails on the former the cost of further cartage, and on the Mill-owner
the loss of custom." In 1852 a subscription was raised to build a bridge, and soon Messrs Barber & Low's Flour
Mill was getting plenty of custom.
The village picked up quite an amount of passing trade from travellers heading north in their quest for gold, and from at least the middle of 1854 there was a loose-bag mail service to the Broadmeadows Hotel from the
contractor who delivered to Bulla and beyond. As was shown with the Bulla Post Office, deliveries ceased
when the Mail Contractor was killed toward the end of 1854, and it took six months before the department
could find someone else to fill the position, when Thomas Chadwick, mine host of the Broadmeadows Hotel, and John Bethell, Esq., got their pockets together and employed a bloke on the twice-weekly run from the
beginning of June 1855.
The local surgeon, George Smith Harris, got the nod as Broadmeadow's first official postmaster a couple of
weeks later. He continued as both postmaster and Deputy Registrar until his finances went belly-up toward
the end of 1857, and he resigned both positions. Sarah Cullen took over the postal duties for 12 months before
John Bethell became Postmaster. Our Mr. Bethell was a busy lad; he was heavily involved in local politics and
took an active interest in the formation of the Broadmeadows Road District which was proclaimed at the end of November 1857.
John Bethell was Postmaster for only 12 months, and then it appears the post office wandered around the town, generally finding a home with whoever happened to be the Deputy Registrar at the time, until it landed at
George and Mary Couser's store in 1873. George had first turned up in Broadmeadows as a Mounted Constable about 1860, liking the area enough to raise a family there and become interested in the local politics of
The Post Office remained with the Couser family into the 20th century; not an exceptionally arduous job because
the Broadmeadows Shire was mostly small farm holdings until the 1950s. (etc)
Hi XXX, it has been said that there is an aboriginal buried in the (WILL WILL ROOK) cemetery, the nearest I have come to possibly being one is a Sydney Jim d 1864 Bulla b NSW informant is George Couser then it looks like underneath his name, "M.Cons 245 Broadmeadows" the death was registered in Bulla & Tullamarine by Samuel Lazarus, parents unknown consumption a few hours not certified or a medical attendant... Did you ever find that George was also a policeman??
No. George was the storekeeper/postmaster in Broady Township for yonks and was an electoral/ births and deaths registrar for Broadmeadows and Bulla for much of that time,but not in 1864 when the electoral registrars were William Bethell (Bulla), John Bethell (Broadmeadows) and James Hendry (Tullamarine.) John Bethell returned to England, possibly in 1864 and was obviously replaced by George Couser.
I Hereby notify that GENERAL LISTS for the Broadmeadows Division of East Bourke District and South Province are PRINTED, and ready for INSPECTION at my office up to the 18th October, 1865. George Couser, Electoral registrar, Broadmeadows. (P. 2s, Argus, 4-10-1865.)
Samuel Lazarus, who registered the death was the second teacher, after John Cassidy, at the Seafield National School in Tullamarine,according to the Historic site assessment below,which quoted my journals extensively (although itellya did not exist until 2011) and has so many mistakes that I'll have to write a journal to correct them. The school was at Melway 4 about halfway down the boundary between J6 and K6. Lazarus was at the Seafield school by 1859 until 1866 (at least) as shown by birth and death notices (below.) He resigned as registrar and was replaced in May 1868.
Samuel must have been teaching at Bulla in 1855 when he was appointed as a registrar because the Seafield and Tullamarine Island schools did not open until 1859.(P.10 Tullamarine Before The Jetport.)
APPOINTED AS DEPUTY REGISTRARS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
Wm.Hastings, for the district of Bulla, vice (in the place of) S.Lazarus, resigned;
(P. 7, Argus, 9-5-1868.)
DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
-The Governor has appointed the undermentioned gentlemen to be deputy-registrars ,of births and deaths:-Dr. Andrew Plummer, for the district of Emerald Hill and Sandridge ; Mr. W. Latham, district of Yan Yean ; Mr. Samuel Lazaras, district of Bulla, vice Mr. Latham, resigned. (P.7, Argus, 24-10-1855.)
It is possible that Fanny,whom Lazarus had married, was John Cassidy's sister. (see marriage notice below.) If I remember correctly, a Bulla Shire Secretary ran off with Cassidy's wife (and a heap of money!) See the CASSIDY entry in my BULLA DICTIONARY HISTORY journal.
On the 25th ult., at the house of Mr Boreham,Campbellfield, by the Rev. P. Gunn, Samuel Lazarus,Esq., Master of the Deep Creek Schools, Bulla, son of J. G. Lazarus, Esq., of Liverpool, to Fanny, youngest daughter of the late Captain F. Cassidy, of H. M. 60th Regiment. Liverpool and Derby papers, please copy.
( The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 5 January 1859 p 4 Family Notices)
On the 10th inst., at Seafield National School, Tullamarine, the wife of Mr. S. Lazarus, of a daughter. (P.5 Argus, 14-11-1859.)
LAZARUS. -On the 6th inst., at Seafield, Tullamarine,the wife of Mr. S. Lazarus of a daughter.
(P. 4, Argus, 11-6-1866.)
ADDEY-WILSON--LAZARUS. -On the 13th ult., at All Saints Church of England, Northcote, by the Rev. C. P. Thomas, George, second son of G. Addey-Wilson, Esq. of Gippsland, late of Moonee Ponds, to Elizabeth Henrietta, younger daughter of Samuel Lazarus, Esq., of Hatherlie, Clifton Hill, and granddaughter of the late Captain Frank Duff Cassidy, of H. M. 60th Rifles, formerly private secretary, Castlereagh Ministry. (P.1 Argus,3-2-1891.)
Historic Sites Assessment - Department of the Environment
May 2, 2014 - The Tullamarine area was settled early in Melbourne's history with ...... The first teacher was J. Cassidy followed by Samuel and Fanny Lazarus ...