George Gibson was a local property owner in Northcote. Born in Scotland he arrived in Melbourne, via Sydney in 1857. In 1861 he established a dairy on 5½ acres in Mitchell Street, Northcote and quickly expanded his stock from 40 to 70 cows.
He proved an astute property tycoon building a portfolio of twelve properties in Northcote, fourteen in Collingwood and two in Fitzroy by 1888.
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