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Search Results for: Backhaus Street, Bendigo, victoria

  1. Family and Social History in Archives and Beyond

    …d on the PROV website, available at . 58. Bendigo Benevolent Asylum: inmates register 1860-1941, Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, Bendigo Branch, 1995, Book 2 (microfiche). 59. ibid. 60. C Fahey, ‘Abusing the horses and exploiting the labourer’, Labour History, no. 65, November 1993, p. 109. 61. Victorian Death Certificate 1898/12364. 62. Victorian Dea…

  2. The Pope House, Williamstown:

    …e new Torrens system.[5] The story of ownership by adverse possession was played out when the owner of 43 Aitken Street (then Little Nelson Street) wanted to sell the property and had to prove continuous ownership for thirty years. The Pope House therefore remains an intriguing story of adverse possession which began in 1842. The last successful claim of adverse possession in Victoria was Guggenheimer v Registrar of Titles in 2002 and few of the…

  3. Keeping Order:

    …11; a large sum of money at the beginning of the twentieth century.2 In April 1902, Chief Justice John Madden of Victoria’s Supreme Court admitted ignorance – like most Victorians – regarding motor-cars, and requested that the managers give a demonstration on William Street outside the court building. Both ardent motorists, Proctor and James believed that the superior braking, steering and acceleration qualities of the automobil…

  4. The surveying career of William Swan Urquhart, 1845-1864

    …wsmith entitled ‘Trigonometrical Survey of the Gold Bearing Region near Mount Alexander in the Province of Victoria, Australia by W.S. Urquhart, Depy. Survr. Genl’.31 The Victorian Government would have sent Urquhart’s tracings to Arrowsmith, a renowned English geographer and mapmaker based in London. Bendigo gold fields, PROV, VPRS 8168/P2, Unit 1970, Goldfields 19A Mt Alexander Goldfields District Surveyor 1853-1864 Urquh…

  5. Court records and cultural landscapes:

    …ourne. He is currently writing a fourth year history dissertation on Fook Shing, a Chinese detective in colonial Victoria. Abstract This article examines the Chinese goldseekers and the historical mining landscape of central Victoria in the context of the locality of Vaughan Springs, situated along the Loddon River in the central Victorian goldfields. The article uses a close reading of legal records and contemporary newspaper and mining wardens&…

  6. Playing the Ghost:

    …, with arms and face covered in phosphorescent paint. This individual frequently patrolled the area around Sturt Street and Dana Street in Ballarat attempting to harass young women. A search of newspaper articles from this period indicates a wide-spread proliferation of ghost hoaxing, referred to as ‘playing the ghost’, between the 1870s and World War I, with a particular focus on the Ballarat region in central Victoria. This extraordinary behavi…

  7. In Pursuit of the Kelly Reward:

    Provenance: The Journal of Public Record Office Victoria, issue no. 10, 2011.ISSN 1832-2522. Copyright © Brett Wright. by Brett Wright Brett Wright is an undergraduate student majoring in history at the University of Melbourne. He is a former journalist who worked in police rounds for the Sydney morning herald and The Age in the 1980s. […]

  8. Stucco and Shopping:

    …283. 41. Cited in Davison, p. 174. 42. ibid., p. 253. 43. Age, 4 January 1888, p. 3i. 44. W Roberts, Molesworth Street: a North Melbourne neighbourhood, Annals of Hotham: 3, Hotham History Project, North Melbourne, 2002. 45. Picture collection of the State Library of Victoria, WD SHO 40-1, ‘Two-storied shops for R Walters, Cnr Glenferrie Road & Liddiard Street, Hawthorn’ (exhibited in ‘Til you drop: Shopping, a Melbourne hi…

  9. Victoria Police Involvement in the Infant Life Protection Act 1893-1908

    …198. 7. Argus, 23 November 1892, p. 5a. 8. Argus, 4 January 1893, p. 4h. 9. The regulations appeared in both the Victoria Government gazette, 13 January 1893, p. 145 and the Victoria Police gazette, 18 January 1893, pp. 19-20. 10. These were: Ararat, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Beechworth, Benalla, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Daylesford, Echuca, Geelong, Hamilton, Horsham, Jamieson, Kilmore, Kyneton, Mansfield, Maryborough, Mildura, Nhill, Omeo, Palmerston,…

  10. Nichola Cooke:

    …Directory as still living at that address. 50 The 1851 report by HCE Childers, the first Inspector of Schools in Victoria, stated that there were 24 private (or dames) schools operating in the newly-declared colony of Victoria and it is likely that Nichola’s Roxburgh Ladies Seminary was one of these schools.51 By 1853 Nichola no longer occupied 35 Flinders Street, as the Melbourne Directory for that year lists this property under Geo M. Whi…

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