JOHN CAMPBELL BUILT THE FIRST PIER AT RYE, VICTORIA IN 1867, NOT 1860.
I have just spent four hours trying to find the announcement of the tender being awarded because I had been looking in 1867. If published history,whether family or local, contains an error which can be demonstrated, it degrades the value of every other piece of information within, unless the rotten fruit is removed from the basket.
John Campbell, constructing jetty at Rye, L5.'0 ; (560?) pounds.
P.4, The Herald, 5-12-1866.)
on 2020-10-09 02:36:47
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.