Oliver’s Paddock Estate, Northcote

Oliver’s Paddock Estate, Northcote. Also known as the “Central Northcote Railway Station Estate”. This subdivision went on sale from May 19, 1888. Street names are a little different today. Railway Parade is now Herbert Street, Station Grove is now Turnbull Grove, Station Avenue is now Claude Street and Hawthorne Road has dropped the e. The Northcote State School (No. 1401) at the botton of the map, now Northcote Primary School, is still going. It opened on May 1, 1874.

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You can get a full sized copy of the above image from SLV here (Tif, 8600 x 6596, 162m). Here’s Oliver’s Paddock highlighted on Google Maps. Zoom in (bottom left) or open in a new tab (top right).

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Ambrosia Wine Hall

The Ambrosia Wine Hall was first opened by J. Allert & Co., in 1877, at 220 Rundle Street, Adelaide. It was later moved to 242 Rundle Street, as pictured. The building still stands today. It found itself in the hands of Johann Conrad Carl Maass, former Captain of the Saturn, in 1888. There is not really any advertising after that year, but Maass was still in Rundle Street in 1891. He died February 15, 1899, at his residence in North Adelaide. If you would like a full sized image, it is available for download from the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 4111 x 5656, 66.5m)

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E. R. Warne & Sons, Undertakers

This photo was thought to have been taken in Tasmania, but it is very much Victorian. There isn’t a great deal of information about the business itself. E. R. Warne & Sons, Undertakers, operated in that name from 185x to 1900. The business was in son Walter A. Warne’s name from 1900. It was located at Barkly Street, Footscray, from its beginning, but also opened in Yarraville and some funeral notices mention Newport. Edwin Richard Warne was born in London in 1828. He married Mary Susannah Nash in 1849, before making the journey to Australia (Arriving in May 1853 on the Prince Arthur). He was a carpenter, an undertaker and former Councilor and Mayor (1878) of Footscray. He died on June 20, 1907. The photo of the business is part of the John Etkins Collection at the State Library of Victoria. If you would like the full sized image, Click Here (Tif, 5559 x 3968, 63.1m). That coach is a beauty.

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Marriages Jun 1849 (FreeBMD)
WARNE Edwin Richard St. Geo. Han Sq 1 16
Nash Mary Susannah St Geo. Han Sq 1 16

Arrival: (Public Records Office Victoria) No children listed.

1899,05745,,Warne,Mary Susannah,Nash William,Wakelan Ann,Footscray,68,1907,04660,,Warne,Edwin Richard,Warne Richard,West Mary Ann,Footscray,78,Acknowledgement: Trove (National Library of Australia).

Newham Zion Baptist Chapel

zbchapel1The life of the Zion Baptist Chapel at Newham (behind Hanging Rock) began in 1869 when it was built. One of it’s most prominent founders and supporters was Eli Jones (1841-1916). A Reverend in its early days was Rev. Samuel Ward (1813-1885). Services were fortnightly. Its last services were held in 1940 (thanks to Woodend and District Heritage Society for that date).

Unfortunately, these days it’s fenced off on private property. Here’s a photo of my dad and my maternal grandfather standing in the doorway of the Chapel in 1967. The other photos I took recently on a road trip with my three sons.