Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Richard Cobden, apostle of Free Trade, was the relentless crusader for the repeal of the Corn Law – a protectionist device which, he said, “took from the poorest of the ...
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Costello, Patrick (1824-1896)

Costello, Patrick (1824-1896)

Patrick Costello, came to Port Phillip in 1840 from Ireland. After trying various occupations, he became one of Melbourne's early innkeepers. When he married Catherine Donovan and made his home ...
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Donovan, William 1839-1898

Donovan, William 1839-1898

William Donovan William Donovan was a significant person in North Melbourne in the late 1800s. In 1867 he purchased land and built a house in Wood Street. At this time ...
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Eade, Joel (1823–1911)

Eade, Joel (1823–1911)

Born 9th February 1823 at Breage, Cornwall, England, son of James Richard Eade, farmer and miner, and his wife Elizabeth, née Dunnald. At 14 Joel left school and began work ...
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Erskine, Thomas 1st Baron

Erskine, Thomas 1st Baron

Erskine - the greatest Advocate of all, Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), was the youngest son of the Earl of Buchan. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and St. Andrew's University, and ...
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Fallshaw, Daniel (1854-1924)

Fallshaw, Daniel (1854-1924)

Between 1876 and 1896 Daniel Fallshaw and his two sons developed the north-west corner of O'Shanassy and Errol streets. They began by building two brick shops with dwellings above, now ...
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Fleming, Robert (1804-1859)

Fleming, Robert (1804-1859)

Robert Fleming was born in 1804 in Edinburgh, Scotland to parents Thomas and Janet Fleming. Robert and his wife sailed on board the ship Dunmmore and arrived in Hobart early ...
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French, William (1821-1897)

French, William (1821-1897)

Mr William French is thought to have been a native of Hertfordshire England born about 1821. It is also thought William might have arrived in Port Phillip sometime between 1848 ...
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Glass, Hugh (1817–1871)

Glass, Hugh (1817–1871)

He came from Northern Ireland in 1841 and began farming at Merri Creek on the northern outskirts of Melbourne. As this did not suit his restless energy, he opened a ...
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Gracie, Hugh (1828-1892)

Gracie, Hugh (1828-1892)

Hugh Gracie, a native of Glen Luce, one of the prettiest villages in Galloway on the west coast of Scotland. After working for a as a journeyman joiner in Liverpool, ...
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Greenwood, John (1831-1915)

Greenwood, John (1831-1915)

Mr. Greenwood was a native of Yorkshire England. He sailed onboard the ship ‘Royal Charter’ from Liverpool England in 1856 at the age of 25 for a better life in ...
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Haines, William Clark (1810–1866)

Haines, William Clark (1810–1866)

William Clark Haines [first Chief secretary (Premier) of Victoria] was born at Hampstead, England, graduated at Cambridge, and practiced surgery in England for some years. He came to Victoria in ...
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Harker, George (1816–1879)

Harker, George (1816–1879)

George Harker was born at Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire. Trained as a chemist, he was dispenser to a surgeon in Leeds for a while, and then set up his own pharmacy ...
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Hawke, Edward 1st Baron Hawke, KB PC, (1705-1781)

Hawke, Edward 1st Baron Hawke, KB PC, (1705-1781)

Admiral of the English Fleet Edward Hawke was the son of Edward Hawke, a barrister and Elizabeth Hawke (née Bladen). Hawke benefited from the patronage of Colonel Martin Bladen, a ...
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Hotham, Sir Charles (1806-1855)

Hotham, Sir Charles (1806-1855)

Sir Charles Hotham hailed from Suffolk, England. His record of naval and diplomatic achievements made his appointment as Lt. Governor in 1853 an impressive one. He was welcomed with great ...
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Howard, Charles (1794-1852)

Howard, Charles (1794-1852)

Born in 1794 at Southhampton England to parents Richard and Sarah Howard. In 1839 Charles Howard was assistant commissary general of the new colony of Port Phillip. His job was ...
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Jeffcott, Sir William (1800–1855)

Jeffcott, Sir William (1800–1855)

Born in Ireland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1825),. Jeffcott was called to the Irish Bar in 1828, practicing as a barrister in Dublin for many years before ...
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Kilfoy, James (1822-1886)

Kilfoy, James (1822-1886)

James Kilfoy and Mary Harty, were married in Limerick Ireland around 1847 where Mary gave birth to their 3 children, Annie, Patrick & James before arriving in Port Phillip in ...
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Lauder, David (1832-1899)

Lauder, David (1832-1899)

Mr. David Lauder was a native of Perthshire Scotland, his wife Jane Hosie hailed from Forfarshire Scotland. They were married in 1857 at Dundee Scotland and chose Melbourne as their ...
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Laurens, John (1821–1894)

Laurens, John (1821–1894)

Born in Jersey, in 1821. He migrated to Nova Scotia and later to Victoria in 1853. A blacksmith by trade, he brought with him a pre-fabricated store-cum-dwelling. Six weeks after ...
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