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Search Results for: JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER

  1. John Sweeney and the Making of an Australian Farming Landscape:

    …rns to show how the parishes of Baulkamaugh and Katunga were farmed from the early to the mid-twentieth century. John Sweeney and the Parishes of Baulkamaugh and Katunga Born in Cork in 1850, John Sweeney grew up in the Victorian goldmining town of Castlemaine. His parents, Denis and Mary, migrated from Ireland to South Australia in 1852 and moved internally to the Victorian goldfields in 1856. Sweeney’s father worked as a miner and, on co…

  2. Very Serious Doubts

    …explanation that he was in Kilmore after leaving Melbourne on the morning of Saturday 24 August was disproved by John Hegan, manager of the Globe Hotel. Hegan swore to personally giving De Le Veilless his swag on Sunday morning. The first of Vizard’s assailants now apprehended, the search for his accomplice was on. In 1889 John Hassett was twenty-one years old. The young man was held in fair esteem by his employers, having worked in and aro…

  3. The Royal Oak Hotel, corner of South and Raglan streets, Ballarat

    …ation was improved. One of Ballarat’s more substantial hotels was the Royal Oak and its first publican was John Ellis. According to the rate book of 1858, John Ellis owned a store at 10 Raglan Street Ballarat that was rated at £6 5s per annum.3 He was also shown as the owner of a brick house on the west side of Raglan Street with a net value of £126. 4 This house became the Royal Oak Hotel, although it was originally named the Sign of the C…

  4. Wanted! Honourable Gentlemen

    …local hotel. The polling for Lonsdale ward was held at the Royal Hotel in Collins Street and those elected were John Orr, Henry William Mortimer and John Pascoe Fawkner.25 On 9 December the Council met at the Royal Hotel and, behind closed doors, voted for a mayor and four aldermen. In a close election, Henry Condell was chosen as the first Mayor of Melbourne. Henry William Mortimer was one of two aldermen elected for a three-year term.26 &#8216…

  5. The State Trials

    …nces and depositions in the files. The groupings are summarised below: Witnesses deposing against James Beattie, John Joseph, Raffaello Carboni and John Fenwick (or Jan Vennick) were: Henry Goodenough Daniel Haggarty Thomas Atkins Andrew Peters Patrick Riley John Badcock William Revell John Donnelly Samuel Slackwell Furnell Thomas Milne John King Patrick O’Keefe James Gorr George Fraser Patrick Lynott More detailed stat…

  6. Nichola Cooke:

    …time to be included in the General Census of Port Phillip, taken on 12 September 1838, where she is listed with John, Catherine and Sarah Hennessy. 15 Nichola immediately took up the position of governess to John Batman’s children at their home on Batman’s Hill, replacing Caroline Elizabeth Newcomb who had left the Batman employment over a year earlier, in April 1837. Together with Anne Drysdale, Newcomb later established ‘Boro…

  7. ‘Woods Point is my dwelling place …':

    …and 30s, some no doubt headed to the Victorian goldfields.2 The Woods Point goldfield had not yet opened up when John and Peter arrived in Melbourne, so their initial destination is unknown. Perhaps they tried their luck at other goldfields before following the movement of miners to Woods Point. What is clear is that they were settled in Woods Point by 1864, when Peter died on 15 January after a short illness. Eighteen months later John Knopp was…

  8. Dallong – Possum Skin Rugs:

    …xchange for goods.29 Possibly the first record of the sale of possums in Victoria comes from the Melbourne area. John Pascoe Fawkner, the first European to occupy land in the vicinity, recorded in February 1836: Mr Henry Batman sent blacks out to get parrots, got [William] Buckley to abuse William Watkins for buying squirrel skins for me and l find him forbidding the natives to sell us any skins or birds. He wants them all himself.30 Several mon…

  9. ‘Give to us the People we would Love to be amongst us':

    …im, his wife and daughter to continue to receive rations.8 But the Bulmers only remained on sufferance, and when John Bulmer died his aged widow was entirely redundant. ‘As her role was created by marriage, so it was destroyed by her husband’s death’, observes historian Hilary Carey of the missionary wife’s experience in the Australian colonies.9 For the Lake Tyers people, preparing their petition within a few days of John

  10. The Scots at Springdallah

    by Jan Croggon and Joan Hunt ‘The Scots at Springdallah’, Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 13, 2014. ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Jan Croggon and Joan Hunt Dr Janice Croggon has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), and a Masters in Australian History from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from […]

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