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Photograph - Black and White - James Grenville Smith of Yendon and Happy Valley

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Sepia of Jim Smith, and an unidentified man and girl
8.5 x 6.7 cm
Object Registration
jim smith, yendon, happy valley, orhard
Historical information
James (Jim) Grenville Smith, (died 03/08/1974, aged 93 years) established an orchard growing snow apples after returning from mining activities in South Africa.
The orchard was called "Springdallah" and was beside the Linton/ Happy Valley Road across from the old Happy Valley Railway Station.
Jim was the son of George Henry Smith (18/12/1840 - 26/11/1903) and Emma Keys Smith born Keys (07/08/1842 - 28-08/1888) who emigrated to Australia on the invitation of Emma's brother Edward Keys who had a property at Happy Valley with two houses. They left Liverpool with other unassisted immigrants on the "Bates Family" with baby Clara on 08/06/1863 arriving in Melbourne on 08/06/1863.
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4 Dec 2019 at 5:02PM