4 thoughts on “Bulla Township Residents 1869 Victoria Australia”

  1. James Anderson probably moved to Springbank, fronting the West side of Hoffman’s Rd in present day Niddrie and later Braeside in Keilor; His son, Don, had an apricot orchard on the present Horseshoe Bend Park at Keilor.
    Gilbert Alston was at Tullamarine before moving to Bulla where he trained two of Mornington’s earliest blacksmiths, Alston (his nephew) and Jenkins. Hopefully Gilbert Alston’s house (across Bulla Rd from St Mary’s new location if I remember correctly) is still standing. Luckily a later owner, William Bedford, was equally short and didn’t have to duck to get through the doorway.
    Was David Robb Bain the fellow who built the flour mill on Lochton in 1856 or his son?
    Some farm names: Batey (Red Stone Hill) ; Brannigan (St John’s Hill, north west of cnr of Oaklands and Craigieburn Rds) ; Clark (Glenara and many others up Oaklands Rdincluding Balbethan, which was originally named Glenalister after Walter’s famous son) ; John Dickins (Coldingham or Cold Higham Lodge,west and south of Dickins Corner -Melway 176 D7- to Jacksons Creek) ; Reddan (both farms were north of Dickins Corner across the road from each other, one being Holden View, the other name available on trove) ; Dillon (See Posts above. Martin purchased Woodside Farm, lot 2 section 13 in 1903-see Sunbury News, 24-1-1903, page 2) ; Faithfull (the Faithfulls bought what is now Bulla Park, half being called Starr Grove with the other portion’s name available on trove) ; Fanning (See Posts above) ; Heagney (Overpostle, south of Bulla Park, later bought by the Ritchies of Aucholzie and Gowrie Park at Tullamarine) ; Loeman (Glenloeman) ; McAuliffe (Wildwood) ; Miller (Lochton, west of Wildwood Rd from Somerton Rd to the bend) ; Patullo (Craigbank, between Emu Flat and Deep Creek, and Airey’s between Lochton and the section of Wildwood Rd heading north west) ; Tate (Pleasant Vale, end of Cooper Rd on Tullamarine Island)
    Farm locations : Brodie (names available in “Bulla Bulla”, north west of Troopers Bend but probably Harpsdale and Dunhelen too) ; Bedford (Melway 3 D4 on Tullamarine Island) ; Carroll (between Daniels Rd and Readymix Quarry) ; Daly (south of Glenloeman) ; Dean (east corner of Wildwood and Bulla Rd where Dean’s hotel was built?) ; Randall (south of Cooper Rd to Jacksons Ck) ; Stewart (Fleetbank, north of Bulla Park?) ; William Sharp (east of the Rosetta Rock in 3 C3).
    Young Jenkins who was apprenticed to Gilbert Alston, and became an early Mornington blacksmith, was probably related to John Jenkins, carpenter.

  2. I’m always mixing up west and east. Cold Higham Lodge (the correct name) was south and EAST of Dickins’ Corner. Extensive information about John Dickins, Dickins Corner, and Cold Higham Lodge (including John’s parents’ farm in England of the same name) is now included in my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF BULLA journal on Family Tree Circles.

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