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MARY PETER (NEE BENT) AND HER BROTHER JOHN, DIED AT "CHANDOS", TULLAMARINE, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

PETER.—On the 23rd inst., at her residence, Chandos, Broadmeadows, Mary, relict of the late John Peter,
formerly of Tubbo Station, New South Wales, aged 73 years. R.I.P. (p.1, Argus,25-9-1884.)


Funeral Notices.
The Friends of the late Mrs. MARY PETER are invited to follow her remains to the Spencer-street railway station (en route to Wanga Wagga Cemetery).
The funeral will leave her late residence Chandos,Broadmeadows, THIS DAY (Friday, the 20th inst),at half-past 11 o'clock.(P.1,Argus, 26-9-1884.)

Chandos was one of the street names that I suggested for the Alanbrae Estate,the subdivision of "Willowbank" north of Kenny St and the old Broadmeadows Township, now known as Westmeadows.

John Peter bought "Chandos" from the grantee of sections 6 and 15, parish of Tullamarine, John Carre Riddell, the transaction recorded in the memorial volume 170 folio 2. It was part of Riddell and Hamilton's Camieston Estate. It fronted the west side of today's Mickleham Rd from the midline of Londrew Ct. and Freight Rd.(where it adjoined the Junction Estate) north to the Moonee Ponds Creek. Its western boundaries were Derby St (where it adjoined the one acre blocks in Hamilton Terrace)and Wright St (west of which were blocks of about 6 acres that were consolidated into farms such as Wallis Wright's Sunnyside and Charles Nash's Fairview.)

I had always assumed that Bent St in Broadmeadows Township was named after Tommy Bent, politician, but perhaps it was named after Ann Peter's brother.

BENT - On the 10th inst, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. J. Peters, Broadmeadows, John Bent,aged 68 years, NSW papers please copy. (P.1, Argus, 21-2-1880.)

THE Friends of the late Mr. JOHN BENT, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Keilor Cemetery. The funeral will move from the residence of Mrs.J Peters, Broadmeadows, THIS DAY, 21st inst., at 3 o'clock. (P.5, Argus, 21-2-1880.)

The children of Broadmeadows Township had a favourite swimming hole on Chandos that they called Peterson's Hole. Rate records revealed that nobody named Peterson occupied Chandos so the hole most likely got its name because Mary Peter's son swam there.

Consisting of 467 acres, Chandos was mainly in section 6. John Cock who was leasing Gladstone (formerly Stewarton and now the northern 777 acres of Gladstone Park) bought Chandos from the Peter Estate and divided it into three farms which became known as Wright's "Strathconan", Bill Lockhart's "Springburn" and Percy Judd's "Chandos Park" of 142, about 188 and 123 acres respectively, Judd's being in section 15.

N.B. IN ONE OF MY JOURNALS ABOUT BROADMEADOWS I HAVE INCLUDED AN ARTICLE (FROM A BIT OF LOCAL HISTORY OF A NORTHERN AREA, WITHIN VICTORIA IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY), THAT CREDITED THE PETER FAMILY WITH BEING PIONEERS THERE AND MENTIONED THEIR BROADMEADOWS AND N.S.W.CONNECTIONS.

Surnames: BENT HAMILTON JUDD LOCKHART NASH PETER RIDDELL WRIGHT
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by itellya on 2015-07-17 00:09:26

Mr. W. T. Wright recently purchased the well-known 'Chandos Estate' at Broadmeadows, containing 453 acres of land from the trustees of the late Mrs.Peters, we are informed that Mr. G. W.Taylor has now bought it for £50,000—the immediate profit to Mr. Wright being about £15,000.(P.2, North Melbourne Advertiser, 9-6-1888.)

Andrew Lemon discussed Taylor in his BROADMEADOWS:A FORGOTTEN HISTORY, as did Michael Cannon in his book about the boom and bust. A railway to Bulla was proposed and speculators such as Taylor and Marks Herman snapped up land along Bulla Rd, C.B.Fisher and the Essendon Land and Tramway Co. hoping the route through today's Aberfieldie and up Keilor Park Drive to Sharps Rd would be selected. They all went broke. Wright had probably only paid a deposit on Chandos so when Taylor was unable to complete payment,ownership of Chandos reverted to the Peter estate from which John Cock leased it for a decade. You will notice that Chandos was described above as now being 453 acres, the total acreage of Wright, Lockhart and Judd's farms.

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