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Murradoc: Timeline

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Some events in the history of Murradoc :-

Pre-European SettlementArea inhabited by Bengalat balug (Clan) of the Wathaurong Tribe
1802First European explorers.
January : Lieutenant John Murray
April : Captain Matthew Flinders
1803 - 1835William Buckley the first European living in the area
1835 +Area investigated and surveyed by Wedge and Gellibrand
1836 +Area occupied by squatters
1847William Harding's pre-emptive right of 640 acres encompassing Murradoc Hill
1852 JunFirst rural subdivision in Parish of Bellarine - 480 acres near Murradoc Hill were offered in farms up to 40 acres in size
1860 JunChurch of England school - Joseph Ball, Head Teacher
1873Mr & Mrs Lloyd - school teachers
1879A.P. Burness running the Sunday School
  • J.F. Levien's farm at Murradoc
  • Tenders called for building of a timber school to accommodate 60
1882School No. 417 opened
1899Miss C Stapleton was a teacher at Murradoc State School
1910Murradoc described as a farming district with a coach to Drysdale and a post office - John McRae being the postmaster
1931School No. 417 closed

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:27  

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