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ARTHUR BOYD AND THE RIGGS OF HINDHOPE IN ROSEBUD, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

Well, blow me down with a feather!
The Mornington Peninsula Shire has removed heritage protection from the Boyd Cottage at 62 Rosebud Pde. in Rosebud. Thanks a lot CONTEXT! The ROSEBUD FISHING VILLAGE cottages on crown allotments 21 and (then) 26 occupied by Evelyn Gough are long gone. I knew that Evelyn's mother was a Rigg but I never thought for a moment that she would be related to a Rosebud family of that name, and if I had, I wouldn't have dared to speculate that such was the case. Having regained my internet connection after months thanks to my son's efforts today, I was delighted to find the connection between the Boyds and Hindhope Villa (50 First Avenue, Rosebud)which is still standing but has no heritage overlay either.

Subject: Rose bud , Rigg ,Hindhope , Gough , Boyd
To: itellya
From: Westwood01
Date: 2016-02-22 04:35:15
Thank you so much for your journals they are very interesting . I read with interest re Gregory and Eleanor Rigg, my great grandparents who after many years at "Caulpaulin" on the darling river brought at Hindhope . Gregorys sister Evelyn Anna Walker Gough ( nee Rigg)( a wonderful women:suffragette, writer, Fabian , poet& penal reformer- her husband T.B Gough was a lieutenant on the "Cerberus " ) was the grandmother of Arthur Boyd (their youngest daughter was Doris Boyd ( nee Gough) , apparently Evelyn she had a holiday house there? or did she stay with the Rigg family ? , Arthur also spent much time on the peninsula . Do you have any photos of where they may have lived ? The family was devoted to the arts G.B Riggs son Colin Rigg was a great benefactor for the Victorian art gallery ( Colin & Cicely Rigg design prize).
My grandmother Rebecca Rigg was born in Tooradin, I have some photos of the family . My email is (DELETED.) Thanks again Amanda

If any people wish to get in touch with Amanda Fraser, private message your contact details to me and I will pass them on to her.

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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.

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by itellya on 2016-04-30 08:10:27

Gregory Rigg also owned a house at Sorrento and shortly after moving onto Hindhope, he was sued by a Reverend who was forced to make hasty alternative arrangements because the house was accidentally double booked.

by itellya on 2016-04-30 12:05:54

My months without internet has dimmed my memory. Gregory Rigg's cottage was actually in Portsea.

Mornington Country Court WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25. (Before His Honor Mr Justice Moles-worth.) ALLEGED BRFACH OF CONTRACT.
Mornington Standard (Vic. : 1889 - 1908) Saturday 28 June 1902 p 2 Article
... and lend agent, residing at Sorrento, knew the defendant Rigg, who had a cottage at Portson, on the ... into Rosebud and would not require to use it. On December 2nd, witness received a letter (produced ... 1573 words

by janilye on 2016-04-30 23:15:15

For your readers interest Mrs. Evelyn Gough

by itellya on 2016-05-01 06:01:40

Thanks Janilye. She was a fascinating woman.

by itellya on 2019-06-17 15:40:35

THE RIGG ENTRY IN MY BOOK ABOUT THOSE NAMED ON THE ROSEBUD STATE SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR, NOW DISPLAYED IN THE ROSEBUD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFFICE.

THE RIGGS.
See: http://www.familytreecircles.com/arthur-boyd-and-the-riggs-of-hindhope-in-rosebud-65104.html
There were four buildings in Rosebud associated with the Rigg family and all but one, have been demolished. The one most closely associated with them, Hindhope Villa (50 First Avenue, Rosebud) was demolished in 2017. The land bounded by First Avenue, Eastbourne Rd, Boneo Rd and Pt Nepean Rd (c/a 14, Wannaeue) was purchased from the Crown by Hugh Glass and by 1864, he also owned crown allotment 16 (including Sixth to Ninth avenue house blocks.) Due to scab in his sheep and a fortune spent on Flemington House and its grounds, Glass died insolvent and c/a 14 was split into lots of 29, 29, 20, 20 and 16 acres. One 29 acre block on c/a 14, and c/a 16, were owned by creditors while Ramsay Couper (Baronet) and his wife Nora established what became known as The Thicket (south of Hope St House blocks) on the southern half of c/a 14, the last three blocks.

The Randalls occupied a 29 acre block in c/a 14 by 1894, calling their farm HINDHOPE. By mid 1901, Greg and Eleanor Rigg occupied this farm and by 1902 they were leasing the other 29 acres held by creditors. On 5-9-1909, Eleanor Rigg became the owner of fifty seven acres three roods and five perches, being the land between First Avenue and Boneo Rd, south from the beach road to include today’s 50 First Avenue and all Hope St blocks. The Riggs were last assessed in 1911-12. John McComb (not McCombe!) farmed Hindhope in 1912-13 and in 1913-14, his name was crossed and replaced with Arthur A.Thomas, 19 Queen St (the developer after whom Thomas St was named.)

Evelyn Gough (nee Rigg) for some time was assessed on crown allotment 21, Rosebud Fishing Village, the second block west of Durham Place, next door to Emily Durham, the great grandmother of Judith Mavis Cock (better known as Judith Durham of The Seekers) and sometime before 1920, moved to another block, c/a 26 or 28, an unimportant detail at this time because neither dwelling is extant.

The only one left is the Boyd Cottage at 62 Rosebud Pde for which a heritage overlay was recommended by Graeme Butler in 2012 following evidence of its heritage value being presented by Ben Boyd and myself. * Following Simon Lloyd’s departure as Heritage Planning Officer this recommendation was overturned by his successor who blamed CONTEXT for the decision but an email from a CONTEXT researcher, whom I was assisting, made it plain whose decision it was. Colin Smith, author of MERRIC BOYD AND MURRUMBEENA, and I have since made efforts to see the cottage preserved.
*GRAEME BUTLER’S CITATION.
https://issuu.com/graemebutler21/docs/rosebud__rosebud_pde_heritage_repor

Gregory B. Rigg, a station manager in N.S.W. and Eleanor were married in 1885.

RIGG—BRAITHWAITE.—On the 13th inst., at Wentworth, N.S.W., by the Rev. — Long, Gregory B.Rigg, of Bunnerungie Station, N.S.W., to Eleanor F. Braithwaite, of The Avenue, Windsor, Victoria. (P.1, Argus, 21-10-1885.)
Kenneth was born in 1892. Colin and Norman must have been born in New South Wales.

RIGG.-On the 6th inst., at 74 Hawksburn-road, South Yarra, the wife of Gregory B Rigg-a son. (P.1, Argus, 16-4-1892.)

Event: births ; Registration number 17521 / 1892
Family name: RIGG; Given name(s) Kenneth
Place of event: SOUTH YARRA, Australia
Mother's name , Eleanor Frances
Mother's family name at birth BRAITHWAITE
Father's Name: , Gregory Brennan
THE RETIRED STATION MANAGER’S HOUSE AT PORTSEA, VACANT SINCE HIS MOVE TO HINDHOPE, IS DOUBLE BOOKED. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/67082330

Eleanor Frances died at Sandringham aged 69 in 1928 and Gregory Brennan Rigg died at Prahran in 1930 aged 77.
RIGG.—On the 28th March, at Tara, Balcombe road, Black Rock. Eleanor Frances, beloved wife of Gregory B. Rigg, and loved mother of Kenneth, Norman, Colin, Donald, and Rebecca (Mrs. Evans), aged 69 years. (P.1, Argus, 29-3-1928.)
RIGG -On the 8th. February, at Alfred Hospital, Gregory Brennan Rigg, loving husband of the late Eleanor, loving father of Kenneth, Norman, Colin, Rebecca (Mrs. G.W.Evans). and Donald[deceased], aged 77 years. (P.1, Argus, 10-2-1930.)


C. RIGG
Colin Gregory RIGG
Regimental number 33233
Place of birth Wilcannia New South Wales
Religion Church of England
Occupation Clerk
Address 63 Manning Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 21
Next of kin Father, Gregory B Rigg, 63 Manning Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date 29 September 1916
Rank on enlistment Gunner
Unit name Field Artillery Brigade, February 1917 Reinforcements

AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/128/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll Australian Corps Signal Company
Fate Effective abroad (still overseas)



N.RIGG
RIGG-SMITH.-On July 7, at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Lennox street, by the Rev. G. M. Baird, Gunner Norman Lee Rigg (Australian Field Artillery), second son of Mr.and Mrs. G. B. Rigg, East Malvern, to Miss May Fraser Smith, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R .R .Smith, of this city. (P.2, Richmond Guardian, 1-9-1917.)

Norman is not listed on the ANZAC PROJECT.

Norman Lee Rigg, Circa 1894 - 1985
Norman Lee Rigg was born circa 1894, to Gregory Rigg and Eleanor.
Norman passed away in 1985, at age 91 at death place.

Norman Lee Rigg, died 1985
Norman Lee Rigg passed away in July 1985.
He was buried in Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. https://www.myheritage.com/names/norman_rigg#col_a_1

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