WHY WAS THE PARISH OF KANGERONG (VIC., AUST.) IN THE MT McMAHON AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT?
Steve 74 sent me a query about the Chateau-briand Hotel with an accompanying article,which will form the basis of three other journals (William Vale and Mornington; Early Landholders in the parish of Moorooduc including J.P.Fawkner's Co-op.; and The Tanti Hotel established 1855.)
My reply was followed by another query.
Where is Mount McMahon?
I know McMahons Road Frankston is named after this Family. They Had land on McMahons Road Skye.
Apparently they owned the Long Beach Hotel (Carrum) and had 1000 acres of land in the Carrum Swamp, with son in law Keys (of Keysborough)
I cannot find any record of this Long Beach Run or the Hotel.
I will have to check the family tree on old man Mcmahon (Ithink he died in N.Z). His wife was Maria Kelly, Aunt to the Kelly family of Frankston & Harkaway
Hollinshed had mentioned the AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT OF MT McMAHON in LIME LAND LEISURE, and although I wondered how the name came about I had not yet been told about trove by the family historian and I was far too busy to be sidetracked.
I immediately entered McMahon,Kangerong on trove and up popped this article!
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Friday 12 May 1876 p 7 Article
... INQUESTS. Mr. Candler held an inquest on the 8th inst, at Dromana, on the body of Lawrence Wadeson, aged 62 years, a gardener at Kangerong, gerong, on Mount McMahon. On the even even- ing of Saturday, the 6th inst, at 7 o'clock, John Thomas Gibson, splitter and fencer at Balnarring, found ... 607 words
WHERE IS MT McMAHON?
Judging by the sources of creeks,because I do not have a clear mental image of the topography, I would say that Mt McMahon would be the area on Melway map 191 in A-K 1-4.
The article mentions Lawrence Wadeson and John Thomas Gibson. Lawrence Wadeson was the grantee,with John Holmes, of crown allotment 15B, Kangerong (Melway 191E2, F 2-3), the north boundary of which was the south boundary of the Kangerong Nature Conservation Reserve; its south east corner being the bend directly opposite 247 Red Hill Rd. If I remember correctly, John Thomas Gibson of BALNARRING!!!! would have lived directly across Red Hill Rd from Wadeson on 78A, Balnarring, (191 G 3-4)fronting Red Hill Rd to about No 251 and Stanleys Rd nearly to the Wildcroft Estate Winery.
(Red Hill Rd is the boundary between the parishes of Kangerong and Balnarring. William Gibson was the grantee of 78A Balnarring and after his death,the farm was split in two with J.T.Gibson getting a half.(I've written this somewhere,either PIONEER PATHWAY or RED HILL DICTIONARY HISTORY.)
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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.