Historical information

Simon Armstrong
Armstrong, Simon, Kangaroo Ground, is a native of Scotland, born in 1822. In October 1839 he came to Melbourne where he remained for one year, after which he went to Essendon, and stayed there until 1867, when he went to Kangaroo Ground, and established himself as a farmer on partially improved land purchased from Mr Thomas Armstrong; and he also possesses 160 acres at Yarra Flats, which he uses for grazing purposes. Mr Armstrong was married in 1854, and has a family of two sons and five daughters.
from "Victoria and its Metropolis: Past and Present" written in 1888 by Alexander Sutherland.
Chapter 19, "The Upper Yarra District" pages [402] - 415. Includes descriptions of some townships and short biographies of local residents. Page 405

Physical description

Folder of information on Simon Armstrong, Kangaroo Ground, 1868