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Search Results for: JOHN PASCOE FAWKNER

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

    …anges in the parishes of Baulkamaugh and Katunga on the northern plains of Victoria. The memoir of one settler, John Sweeney, provides a first-hand account of the problems faced by selectors under the Land Act 1869, and a general picture of environmental changes is drawn from the selection files of his neighbours. Sweeney also provides a rare personal insight into how settlers learnt to farm on the northern plains in the late nineteenth century….

  2. Very Serious Doubts

    …uence of events revealing underlying social tensions in colonial Victoria. Convicted of Vizard’s assault, John Hassett and Francis De Le Veilless would receive the harshest sentence the Crown could apply. Though the guilt of De Le Veilless seemed clear cut, serious doubts about the case against Hassett presented from the outset. This article tells the story of Hassett’s struggle to clear his name. Making the case for his innocence, Ha…

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

    …tion 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 Ca…

  4. The State Trials

    …ces 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 state…

  5. 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 ‘…

  6. Nichola Cooke:

    …this house rent and every necessary of life is more than double the ratio here than in England.12 Governor Sir John Franklin annotated the letter ‘Answered that under the existing land regulations it is impossible to comply with this application’ and the response from England, when it came, was no surprise: ‘Cannot comply, Downing Street, 26 November 1837′. 13 Despairing of opportunities in Van Diemen’s Land, the wo…

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

    …st of Melbourne. Margaret was born on 25 July 1870 in Woods Point, and was the daughter of German miner Johann (John) Knopp and his Irish wife Catherine Foley. Several years ago I was given custody of this scrapbook together with some photographs and newspaper clippings, that had been in my father’s family for several generations. On first glance the scrapbook had some visual appeal – beautiful cards featuring flowers, Christmas scene…

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

    …wn future and to assert their right to do so.   In September 1913 Caroline Bulmer, widow of the missionary John Bulmer, wrote to the Victorian Board for the Protection of Aborigines to request that she ‘be allowed to live in the old home’ she had shared with her late husband on Lake Tyers Aboriginal Station ‘for the rest of my life-time’, adding that ‘I feel to leave this home, would hasten my end’.1 She h…

  9. The Scots at Springdallah

    …hip was assumed by Scots is demonstrated by case studies of families such as those of pastoralists Mary Linton, John Browne and David Clarke, professional men like doctor Thomas Foster, and skilled miners like William Ballantine and Glaud Pender. Some families settled for decades and thereby benefitted materially and socially. They passed the economic advantages to the following generations, enriching their descendants’ prospects, often through t…

  10. ‘Made enquiries, can elicit no history of injury':

    …e third happened only six weeks later, in mid-January 1907, when MacFarlane recorded his discovery that patient John Neale had ‘a green stick fracture of Right Clavicle. Evidently happened during a fit’. 42 (The Macquarie Dictionary defines a green-stick fracture as ‘a partial fracture of a bone … in which only one side of a bone is broken’). While each injury individually is not suspicious, the coincidence of the latter…

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