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Charles Daniel of "Narbonne" in Oakland Rd (Melway 177 K 4) and his descendants are described in detail in I.W.Symonds' "Bulla Bulla", D.F.Cameron-Kennedy's "The Oakland Hunt" and "The Daniel Family". One of the Madden girls from the Inverness Hotel at Oaklands Junction married one of his sons and two of his descendants were Shire Secretaries of Bulla Shire.

Charles Daniel was leasing 60 acres from B.Ringrose (18B Kangerong, roughly Melway 190 K 1) in 1879. Was this the Frenchman from "Narbonne" or a son of his? It would seem ridiculous to have farms so far apart but there have been so many historical connections between the area near Tullamarine and the Mornington Peninsula that it is reasonable to pose the question. The Orrs of Kia Ora (Melway 5 J5) and Tommy Loft of Dalkeith (Melway 15 H2) both farmed (1917, 1920) the same 323 acres that is now the residential area of the St Andrews Golf Course (crown allotments 28 and 29, section A, Wannaeue) at Melway 252 C7.
Percy Hurren, who was the postmaster and storekeeper at Jones Corner, Moorooduc (Melway 146 K6)in 1950 became the last farmer on Dalkeith in 1951.

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on 2012-09-16 09:50:20

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.

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by itellya on 2012-09-17 00:46:17

Thinking that I might have been lazy in my transcription of the 1879-80 rates, not recording the addresses of those assessed, I checked the records on microfiche at the Rosebud Library. There was no space for addresses in those early ratebooks. I might point out that I had never seen the Daniel surname in my countless hours of inspecting the rate records.

In the assessment of 27-7-1878, Job Sherwood was leasing the block from Ringrose and in the records for 1880, 1881 etc, there was no mention of Ringrose as an owner or a 60 acre block. It seems that 18B had been absorbed into a larger landholding but not Henry Dunn's "Four Winds" as he had 233 acres in both 1879 and 1880. The sale of 18B would explain why Charles Daniel leased it for only one year.

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