Historical information

British army officer Major Charles Newman was an early settler on the Yarra River at Templestowe after serving in India in the East India Company. Later be married and moved to Tasmania, farming at Black Brush near Pontville. In 1835 he came to the Port Phillip District and explored the Yarra River, returning with his family. David Crockett and Hazel Poulter researched, respectively, Charles Newman and the Templestowe area, identifying the Newman house, Pontville, on the Yarra banks. David Crockett also researched James and Anne Anderson.

Newspaper article: "David fills in the gaps", Diamond Valley News, 16 December 1986.29 October 1985, p62. Story of Charles Newman and of David Crockett and Hazel Poulter's researches.
Letter, A (Tony) B Owen to Eltham Historical Society, 12 March 2018, enclosing information about Major Charles Newman.
Email, Eltham District Historical Society to Tony Owen, acknowledging receipt of information about Major Charles Newman.
Photocopy of pages from "Glimpses of Life in Victoria", pp38-43.
Flier, "Heritage Events in Nillumbik, 2005".
Photocopy of pages from unidentified volume, chapter headed "The Bush", and part chapter IV "Bushrangers".
Warrandyte Historical Society publication "The Wurundjeri Clan of the Kulin".
Whitehorse Manningham Heritage Network search results for "Andersons Station on the Yarra Yarra", "A brief history of Warrandyte", "The branch is broken", "Melbourne's historic home", "Land with infamous past", "Charles Newman's original grave at Monckton", and "Site of Major Newman's land".
Photocopy of pages from "Templestowe - a folk history", Hazel Poulter, 1985,: "The squatter, Major Charles Newman".

Physical description

Newspaper clippings, A4 photocopies, etc