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Portion of Melbourne from near the corner of Bourke and William Streets October 1844

* Pen and Ink Drawing; Inscriptions in black ink on drawing marking locations: Built by J. P. Fawkner, The Union Bank / McLagan Architect, Built by C. H. Ebdern and now the offices of Messrs. King[?], Char[?] & Dixon, Built by J. P. Fawkner

Portion of Melbourne from near the corner of Bourke and William Streets October 1844; Robert Russell 1808-1900; Courtesy State Library of Victoria

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Victoria - Application for Occupation Licences - 11 February 1846

Commissioner of Crown Land's Office
Feb. 11, 1846
The following persons have made application for Occupation Licences.
John Chambers. — On the River Murray.
Andrew Harriot. — On the Bremer.
W. J. and J. H. Browne. — To the westward of Mount Bryan Range.
J. H. Angas. — North and east of the Rhine and Gawler Surveys.
C. and J. Williams. — The River Murray above Moorunde.
William Keynes. — 1. On the North Rhine. 2. The White Hut Station.
William Robinson. — 1. The Hill River. 2. West of Mr Horrocks's stockyard.
Henry Evans. — 1. The Murray Scrub Range. 2. The same.
W. W. Hughes. — The Hummock Range and Broughton Plains.
Stephen King. — 1. The Hermitage. 2. North Para Plains.
James Stein. — 1. Surrounding the Wakefield Survey. 2. Burra Creek, adjoining the south and west sides of the Princess-Royal Mine.
James Dewhurst. - The Downs, Port Lincoln.
Price Maurice. — 1. Head of the Gilbert. 2. On the Gawler Plains. 3. Bottom of the Light.
Ed. C. Stirling. — 1. Country around Moun…

Parramatta, New South Wales 1824 - Joseph Lycett

Joseph Lycett (c. 1775-1828) was convicted of forgery and transported to Australia in 1814.  During the period he spent in the colony Lycett recorded many aspects of the life and landscape of Australia.   Joseph Lycett arrived in Sydney on the General Hewitt in February 1814.  He had been convicted of forgery at the Shropshire assizes on 10 August 1811 and had been sentenced to fourteen years in NSW. Lycett is described, in the records of the General Hewitt, as a portrait and miniature painter aged thirty-eight.  He was granted a ticket-of-leave when he arrived in Sydney and was employed as a clerk in the Police Department.  This indicates that he was literate and it is possible that his work involved copying letters and official documents - the usual occupation of the clerk.
Some fifteen months after his arrival in Sydney, Lycett was arrested and charged with passing false banknotes.  He had manufactured the notes on a printing press and was once again convicted of forgery.  He was …

South Australia - Applications for Occupations Licences - 21 January 1846

Commissioner of Crown Lands Office, Jan. 21, 1846.
The following persons having made application for Occupation Licences, the descriptions of the runs claimed now lie at this office for the inspection of any persons concerned: —

Names of Applicants/Situations of the Runs
J. and G. Hope - Sanders's Creek, Rivoli Bay District.

James A. C. Hunter - Twenty-three miles N.N.W. of Mount Gambier.

A. W. T. Grant and P. Butler - 1. On the River Light, the North Road passing through it.

Ditto ditto - 2. On the Light Plains.

Ditto ditto - 3. In the Pine Forest north of the River Gawler.

J. W. Beilby - Adjacent to the eastern boundary of the province, north of the road from Mount Gambier to Portland.

J. W. Foott - The Barossa Range.

James McKeliar - On the River Murray, north-east of Lake Bonney.

C. L. Trovey - Left bank of the Murray, immediately above Lake Bonney.

F. H. Browne - Port Lincoln District.

John Bowman - 1. Upper Wakefield and Light, near the Flagstaff.

Ditto - …

The First Stone Bridge Built in NSW - Road from Emu Plains, Over the Blue Mountains

*From: Sketches in Australia [1848]
This series consisted of 18 tinted lithographs issued in three parts - each part comprising 6 lithographs, and enclosed in buff coloured covers. Unsold copies were reissued in book form in 1852.
8. Road from Emu Plains, Over the Blue Mountains. The First Stone Bridge built in New South Wales.
Lithograph 21 x 25.4cm.Cream tint. The bridge, known as Horseshoe Bridge on Mitchell's Pass, near present-day Lapstone, was the first constructed by David Lennox, the famous colonial bridge builder. It was completed in 1833 and the original view for this lithograph was probably taken during the final stages of construction. Note the convict labourers and road gang at work on the bridge surrounds. Richard Bourke took special pride in the constructions of Lennox during his period of governorship. Reproduced: Spiers, p.49. Letterpress text:
This view, intended to represent part of a Road over the Blue Mountai…

The Victorian Bushmen's Corps - Non-Commissioned Officers 1900

The Victorian Bushmen's Corps - Non-Commissioned Officers 1900
1. Corporal E. E. Jesse
2. Sergt. W. W. Casement
3. Corporal H. H. Sherlock
4. Corporal G. F. Macklehan (remains at Langwarrin for next contingent)
5. Corporal A. H. James
6. Corporal J. R. Henty
7. Corporal J. Green
8. Corporal A. J. Millar
9. Corporal A. Ross
10. Corporal C. W. Norton
11. Sergt. H. J. Goodman
12. Sergt. H. Brent
13. Sergt-Major H. James
14. Sergt-Major W. M. Oglivey
15. Sergt. D. H. Pruden
16. Sergt. F. James
17. Sergt. H. Best
18. Sergt. Farrier J. Williamson
19. Sergt. T. L. De Haviland
20. Sergt. P. C. Hunt
21. Saddler Sergt. C. Carolan
22. Sergt. Farrier P. Ockenden

View Original: The Victorian Bushmen's Corps (1900, March 10). Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954), p. 12.
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