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Search Results for: James Ballantyne

  1. The Pope House, Williamstown:

    …ehold residence in Flinders Street, close to Queen’s Wharf, one of his business addresses. The Marriage of James Cain and Jane Williamson Four years after arriving in Melbourne, on 14 November 1844 James Cain married Jane Williamson, the daughter of James and Isabella Williamson, pastoralists of Edinburgh and ‘Viewbank’, Heidelberg. ‘Viewbank’, named after a Scottish property, was built in 1839 and was one of the fir…

  2. Murder of James Scobie

    …hat 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 rou…

  3. Family and Social History in Archives and Beyond

    …ritish Isles to make their fortunes in a land half way across the world. Such was the case with the young couple James and Blanche Stainer of Cornwall, England. They had married in 1853 in Penzance 45 and the birth of their third child James 46 was either imminent or had just occurred when James Stainer senior set sail from Liverpool on 22 July 1856 as a paying passenger on the Mermaid. 47 While onboard he, together with many others, decided to d…

  4. The case of Peter Mungett:

    …217;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…

  5. Goldfields Settler or Frontier Rogue?

    …rise to learn at the Castlemaine Historical Society that an extensive trial record of a key Castlemaine pioneer, James Acoy, was still in existence.3 This article evaluates the cultural relations of Castlemaine society in the 1850s and 1860s using an analysis of James Acoy’s conflict with the Chinese community over the introduction of the Chinese residence tax in 1859 and his later trial for corruption that dominated diggings society in 186…

  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:

    …pendence from a violent husband is well illustrated by Ellen Ellis. She had sought maintenance from her husband, James, in June 1865 and they had settled out of court.28 She brought him back to court to face an assault charge in December 1867, which was also settled.29 A few months later the police charged James with obscene language and he was fined 10 s ; they charged him again in May 1868 with threatening behaviour, for which he was fined 20s….

  8. Keeping Order:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 3, 2004.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Rick Clapton. by Rick Clapton Rick Clapton is a second-year PhD student in the History Department of the University of Melbourne, where he is completing a research thesis on the criminalisation and policing of Melbourne’s traffic between 1900 and 1930. Originally from London, Ontario, Canada, he first became interested in drivers, drivi…

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

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 6, 2007.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Sarah Mirams. by Sarah Mirams Sarah Mirams is a PhD candidate at Monash University, Gippsland Campus. AbstractFree, compulsory secular education was introduced into Victoria under the Education Act 1872 (Vic). In newly established remote rural communities parents would come together, provide lists of potential students and lobby the Education…

  10. Everything Changes:

    …cemetery, November 2005. Photograph by Janet Marles. Among the McDonald clan headstones we found the grave of James McDonald. James was one of Donald’s five brothers. He was five years older than Donald and the only other McDonald brother who fought in the World War I. Both James and Donald were badly injured at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916; they made it home, yet both died prematurely. James remained unmarried and died aged fort…

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