"ROSENEATH", WOODLANDS ST, ESSENDON, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, IN 1865.
ROSENEATH AND GROUNDS IN 1865
See 6th item in column 2.
Who the heck was Hector Napier, Mr.Cohen? Don't you mean Thomas Napier or Theodore Napier of Magdala? According to Graeme Butler's ESSENDON CONSERVATION STUDY, William Kissock was an early owner of the land on which Alexander McCracken built his NORTH PARK mansion (today's St Columban's Mission at Melway 28 J1.)
ESSENDON AND HAWSTEAD
As you can see, lot 1, of 17 acres, consisted of Skehan's c/a's 12 and 11 and David Duncan's c/a 10 (whose acreage has been altered.) Isaac Batey stated that David Duncan had built "Roseneath". It was the southern part of c/a 9 Hawstead, now occupied by Salmon Avenue houses and Salmon Reserve, that comprised lot 2.
DAVID DUNCAN BUILT "ROSENEATH"
THE POULTRY LATER HISTORY OF "ROSENEATH"
The house's greatest claim to fame was being the death place of William John Turner "Big" Clarke, during the ownership of his NEPHEW, James Hearn junior.
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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.