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Abbott Street Toll House, Fairfield
In its last days, the old cottage at 1-3 Abbott was little more than a dilapidated collection of rooms...
In 1837 Robert Hoddle surveyed the lands surrounding Melbourne dividing them into parishes. Land sales were...
Batman plaque/ treaty
One of the enduring mysteries of Northcote's early history was the location of the signing of the treaty...
Initial white settlement of the area occurred around 1837. The land was used for dairy farming by various...
Fairfield Horse Tram
The first ever tram to run in Victoria was in Station Street, Fairfield. Looking at it today this is quite a...
West operated in Preston in the 1880s as a builder and contractor. Very successful, West owned several...
Job Smith bought a large parcel of land just north of the Pilgrim Inn Hotel in 1854. It stretched from the...
The Knockando farm was located on the corner of Heidelberg Road and Chandler Highway on what is currently the...
Land sales in Darebin - an overview
The first land sales in Darebin occurred on the 12 September 1838, the sales being conducted in Sydney. The...
Northcote - history of the suburb
In 1837 Robert Hoddle surveyed the area later to be known as Northcote and High Street is established as part...
Oamaru Street, Northcote
Oamaru Street was developed as part of the Mount View Estate development, probably during the 1920s. The...
Plant's Paddock was located on the east side of High Street Northcote at the base of Rucker's Hill....
In 1837 Robert Hoddle surveyed the parish of Jika Jika, the suburb later to be known as Preston. The entirety...
Preston Technical School (NMIT)
Preston Land Beginnings – 1838Land in Preston was originally surveyed in 1837 and in the following...
The first sighting of Rucker’s Hill by a white man was probably surveyor Joseph Gellibrand in 1836. After...
Separation Street, Northcote
Separation Street, Northcote came into existence in July 1851 when property owner Peter Macarthur sold a few...
Sumner Estate subdivision and sale of land
The Sumner Estate had its beginnings in 1915 when the Fitzroy, Northcote and Preston Tramway Trust purchased...
Thomas William Bransgrove
Thomas William Bransgrove was one of Preston’s early settlers. Born in Tasmania and arrived in Preston...
The Shepherd family can lay claim to one of Preston’s earliest settlers. In 1840 a parcel of land,...
Walter S. Stott
The mid to late 1880’s were a boom time for land speculators in Northcote, with large blocks being sold off...
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