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Search Results for: James Ballantyne

  1. The Pope House, Williamstown:

    …the major landowner William JT Clarke, stockbroker JB Were, merchants Alfred Langhorne and Henry Cox, solicitor James Purves, pioneer William Westgarth, and merchant and politician Captain George Ward Cole.[9] Once it was opened for settlement in 1835, the Port Phillip District was a popular destination and in 1838 the population was 3511. From 1840 the majority of arrivals came direct from Britain, and the ‘Port Phillip boom made it the mo…

  2. Murder of James Scobie

    …at unfolded on the night of 6 October 1854 only served to heighten the tension that was felt on the goldfields. James Scobie’s death and the manner in which the authorities dealt with the administration of justice began a chain of events culminating in the stockade. The Inquest Just after midnight on the night of 6 October 1854, diggers James Scobie and Peter Martin, noticing that a light was on, stopped at the Eureka hotel for a final roun…

  3. Family and Social History in Archives and Beyond

    …o births, deaths and marriages. His birth is recorded as being in Ballarat in January 1859, the fourth child of James and Blanche Stainer. 27 His marriage certificate reveals more details. From this document we learn that he married at the age of twenty-nine and his occupation was given as ‘driver’, with his usual address being Latrobe Street, Melbourne. 28 Descendants of Mary and Maurice Stainer (family tree prepared using Generation…

  4. The case of Peter Mungett:

    …17;s country was the Bacchus Marsh region may be inferred from an inquest held into the death of Jimmy/Jemmy or James Mungett in April 1859, who is listed as being of the ‘Bacchus Marsh tribe of Aborigines’.16 The relationship between James Mungett and Peter Mungett is unclear, but it is presumed that they were siblings. The second piece of corroboration is the many visits his Bacchus Marsh clanspeople (Marpeang baluk clan) paid him w…

  5. Goldfields Settler or Frontier Rogue?

    …t Public Record Office Victoria, aims to redress this impersonal approach by providing a biographical sketch of James Acoy, the Castlemaine court interpreter, businessman, miner and settler who was imprisoned for corruption in 1869. It argues that Acoy’s imprisonment had its antecedence in events surrounding the collection of a poll tax levied on the Victorian Chinese community a decade earlier. It also aims to provide a broader interpretat…

  6. The Mystery of the Cottage in Burnley Park

    …have a trustworthy man always there.[14] Hoddle also informed Perry that the Special Constable in question, one James Murphy, had returned from the gold diggings and already taken charge of the Survey Paddock.[15] It has previously been assumed that James Murphy was the ‘Constable’ in charge of the Survey Paddock mentioned in official correspondence from January 1852, however the records suggest a second possibility. Another Sergeant…

  7. Home Truths:

    …William Clough with illegal detention of goods, Elizabeth Scantlebury with injury to property, and her husband, James Ah What, for failure to provide maintenance.4 Similarly, many of the Chinese men who had been treated so harshly by the administration of the Chinese Residence License and, at least in one district police court, by the vagrancy legislation, used the courts to recover debts and prosecute both Europeans and Chinese who assaulted the…

  8. Keeping Order:

    …Tyre Co. (Australasia), drove the company’s promotional car along Flemington Road , accompanied by Harry James, Dunlop’s Advertising Manager.1 Their destination was the Flemington Showgrounds where the new machine, no doubt, would be a great attraction for Melburnians. Near the racecourse, horses were crossing Epsom Road; in response, Proctor slowed the car to an estimated eight miles per hour (mph), but did not stop. Windsor, a rest…

  9. ‘Tired little Australian Children are still plodding unnecessary miles in wet or shine':

    …hemmed in by water, the locals were characterised as pioneers battling against nature to make a living.10 Edwin James Brady, bohemian poet and Bulletin writer, is Mallacoota’s best known escapee from the city. Brady first came to Mallacoota in 1909 with the dream of setting up a writers’ camp. He returned in 1914 and took up a selection. He owned a guesthouse and during the 1930s depression helped set up a community farm based on soci…

  10. Everything Changes:

    …n from the district who fought in the World War I. Heather’s father Donald McDonald and his older brother James are both listed. World War I honor roll in Bill’s Gully Hall, Wimmera district central-western Victoria.Photograph by Janet Marles. Earlier that day we had visited the Kaniva cemetery. The cemetery has impressive entrance gates and two distinct areas of burial, one for Catholics, the other for Protestants. All the McDonalds were i…

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