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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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&…

  5. In Pursuit of the Kelly Reward:

    …olice efforts to apprehend the gang through the use of informers.   The year 1879 heralded a crisis for the Victoria Police. The bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang were at large following the murder of three policemen the previous year at Stringybark Creek, near Mansfield. They had evaded a massive police hunt launched immediately after the murders and gone into hiding at various locations in rural Victoria and New South Wales, emerging to co…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. Her Majesty’s Collingwood Stockade:

    …217;s earliest penal institutions — the Collingwood Stockade. Today, North Carlton’s rows of elegant Victorian terrace housing and wide streets now cover the district’s early history as the site of one of the Colony’s largest prisons. The stockade’s register of ‘Personal Description of Prisoners Received Collingwood Stockade 1856′, held at Public Record Office Victoria, provides a fascinating documentary…

  10. Mud, Sludge and Town Water:

    …Borough of Creswick, and locate individuals who were ratepayers. Chinese businessmen had properties in the main street, Albert Street, which had a number of substantial shops, hotels and other public buildings: The town consists of a main street – Albert-street – of great width, of an anabranch entitled Victoria-street, and of two or three little-used cross thoroughfares. We stroll through it, and return with a general impression of…

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