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Article - A Squatter's life on the Plenty River at 'Wanstead' by Anne Paul

From the Collection of Greensborough Historical Society 34 Glenauburn Road Lower Plenty Victoria

Description
10 pages, text and colour illustrations. Abridged hard copy of item 4491.
Size
A4
Attached Files
Object Registration
4799
Keywords
willis family, plenty river, lower plenty, james willis, bridge inn hotel mernda
Historical information
The Willis Diary by GHS member Anne Paul is based on A Pioneer Squatter's Life (Item158). The Willis family were early settlers at Lower Plenty, just near where the hotel and old bridge are today. Anne has reviewed and analysed this chapter from Historical Records of Victoria, Vol. 6. The Crown, the land, and the squatter, 1835-1840. She includes further information on the Willis family and photographs of the archaeological dig at the Bridge Inn Hotel Mernda in 2017.
When Made
09/04/1837o
Made By
Anne Paul
Significance
Diary of James L Willis from 1837, portraying hardships suffered in the young colony of Victoria.
Last updated
24 Mar 2018 at 4:11PM