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Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.


Local history (Tullamarine and miles around and Mornington Peninsula), footy, music, novels when I'm not history obsessed.
A teacher from 1963 till 1998 and an umpire for about the same period, I joined the V.F.A. as a boundary umpire at the age of 40 in mid 1983 and umpired senior finals for the next seven years, including two Grand Finals.
One of my main goals is to make detailed local history available at a cost that family historians can afford. I contribute to Wikipedia.