Historical information

Mr Dempsey and family were the first selectors to arrive at Mt Wycheproof 1872 or early 1873. One Dempsey Land Application is dated 15-3-1873.


Factual documents obtained from a Melbourne archive show settler,John Dempsey,securing land at Wycheproof. Several official Lands Department correspondence provides evidence of Dempsey's early land acquisition at the beginning of the town's farming history and settlement from 1872 - 1882.

Physical description

This is an A3 sized Display book with grey spine. Comprises official Lands Department Papers detailing Mr John Dempsey's Land Applications and acquisition at Wycheproof. Dated documentation is from 1872 through to 1882.Locally researched references give an overview about the Dempsey family.