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Black and white photograph - Albert Austin, "Eilyer", 1834-1916.

From the Collection of Lake Bolac & District Historical Society 2110 Glenelg Highway Lake Bolac Victoria

24cm x 18cm
Object Registration
bolac plains, gibb, myuna, austin, blackburn
Historical information
When 'Bolac Plains' was subdivided in 1846 Henry Gibb took up the northern end and he named the property 'Eilyer'. 'Eilyer' was bought from the estate of Henry Gibb in 1864 by Josiah and Thomas Austin. Gibb had been killed the year before when he fell from a horse. At the time of purchase, 'Eilyer' was 30,000 acres in size. It was later divided up and the second section become known as "Myuna". Ownership of 'Eilyer' has remained in the same family for over 150 years: Thomas and Josiah, Albert, Ronald, Derrick, Kate (Blackburn), Michael (Blackburn).
Last updated
15 Apr 2018 at 2:04PM