History of Mount Gambier and the South Eastern District [D 7939(T)] • Manuscript

J.T. Wyatt and the Duke of Gloucester

J.T. Wyatt and the Duke of Gloucester

The Mayor of Portland, Mr J.T. Wyatt, escorts HRH the Duke of Gloucester to the reception at Portland.

C. MacKenzie's shop at Mount Gambier

C. MacKenzie's shop at Mount Gambier

C. MacKenzie's 'tailor and clothier' shop on the Penola Road, Mount Gambier.

Thomas Charles Ellis

Thomas Charles Ellis

Portrait of Thomas Charles Ellis, prominent pioneer in Mount Gambier, and owner of Benara Station after purchasing it from the South Australian Company about 1870.

James Pick

James Pick

Portrait of James Pick, founder and first president of the Farmers' and Producer's Political Union in Mount Gambier.

John McCuspie and son

John McCuspie and son

John McCuspie, Mount Gambier's first piper, pictured with one of his sons (either John or Andrew), both of whom are wearing traditional Scottish attire.

Cricket match at Mount Gambier

Cricket match at Mount Gambier

Cricket match in progress at Frew Park on the Penola Road, Mount Gambier.

Nelson before the construction of the bridge

Nelson before the construction of the bridge

View across the Glenelg River looking towards Nelson, with the punt halfway across. See also D 7939/P10(T).

Construction of the bridge at Nelson

Construction of the bridge at Nelson

View across the Glenelg River looking towards Nelson, with the bridge under construction. See also D 7939/P9(T).

First steamboat on the Glenelg River

First steamboat on the Glenelg River

View of the 'Perseverance' on the Glenelg River, identified as 'first steam boat on Glenelg River'. According to a researcher, the vessel was commissioned by Louis George Ehret of Mount Gambier in about 1890.

Party on the Glenelg River

Party on the Glenelg River

The Mayor of Adelaide, Sir Lewis Cohen, and party on the Glenelg River, 28 February 1890. Photograph taken on the steamboat 'Perseverance', the first steamboat on the Glenelg River, built at Nelson about 1879. An article in the Border Watch dated 5/3/1898 states that the vessel called the Perseverance was built by Mr Anderson of Port MacDonnell for Mr D. Matheson at a cost of 800 pounds. See also D 7939/P11(T).

Gambier East Cheese and Butter company premises

Gambier East Cheese and Butter company premises

A view of the Gambier East Cheese and Butter Company premises in Mount Gambier, featuring a weatherboard building with a tin roof, and a number of horse and carriages containing milk churns out the front. Operations started 1 September 1885.

Gambier East Cheese and Butter company premises

Gambier East Cheese and Butter company premises

Opening of the 'Regrigrator' [refrigerator?] at the Mount Gambier Cheese and Butter Factory. Back row (from left): F.Davison, F.H.Daniel, C.MacKenzie, James Ellis, Donald McArthur, Pat Ryan, W.Beckmann, Edmund Lewis (director), John Sincock, Charles McArthur, unknown, W.Sanders, J.Eustace, A.Ruwoldt, T.Kilsby, J.Shanahan, unknown, John Lange, E.Lindner, unknown, J.A.W.Kilsby. Second row (from left): W.J.Parry, M.C.Wilson (secretary), J.F.Palamountain (director), John Watson (chairman of directors), G.Norman, David Norman Snr (director), W.Barrows (director), David Norman Jnr (director), J.C.Ruwoldt (director), P.Beaton, James Umpherston, T.H. Williams, James Smith, Julius Lange. Seated (from left): Miss Watson, Miss Williams, Miss Watson, Mrs F.H.Daniel, Mrs John Watson, Mrs A.Loutit, Mrs Unpherston, Mrs W.J.Parry, Miss Parry (now Mrs T.A.Cameron).

Milking plant in operation

Milking plant in operation

A small boy with the milking machine equipment standing behind some cows in the milking shed on a Mount Gambier dairy farm.

Thomas Williams of Moorak Station, Mount Gambier

Thomas Williams of Moorak Station, Mount Gambier

Studio portrait of Mr Thomas Williams 'who managed Moorak Station for many years - a progressive townsman of Mount Gambier'

Aerial view of Mount Burr mill

Aerial view of Mount Burr mill

Aerial view of the Mount Burr timber mill.

Aerial view of Mount Burr mill

Aerial view of Mount Burr mill

Aerial view of the Mount Burr timber mill and the surrounding forest.

Mount Gambier Jubilee Show composite

Mount Gambier Jubilee Show composite

Copy of a pictorial composite from the Mount Gambier Jubilee Show, featuring poultry exhibitors, committee, draught horses on the oval and a view of the show grounds.

Party of Mount Gambier sportsmen

Party of Mount Gambier sportsmen

Copy photograph of a 'party of local sportsmen 50 years ago' taken from a damaged original. There are a number of guns and dead birds in view. Back row (from left): James Smith, James Shepherd, J.Darwent, G.Janeway, H.F.Kessal (standing). Second row: E.F.Crouch, G.Watson, Arch Smith (in front of Janeway), J.M.Jens 9in front of Kessal). Third row: H.Gaillard, J.F.Kirby, Alex Watson, J.T.Morris, W.A.Crouch, C.Englebrecht, R.Millhouse, J.C.Sutton. In front: Taylor, J.C.Scott (reclining), W.B.Shepherdon (reclining), A.McArthur.

Group of men with greyhounds

Group of men with greyhounds

Members of the Mount Gambier Plumpton Coursing Club with two greyhounds - Joker and Isinclass. From left: J.Keegan, J.Mulcahy, Fred Williams, H.Mills (judge on horsea0, W.M.McGregor, P.D.Arthur, J.Buchanan, E.Unger, R.Reid, A.Gooch. Mark Hayes as Slipper (in front).

Shearers at Mount Schank

Shearers at Mount Schank

A group of shearers - 'the men who shore 100,000 sheep at Mount Schank in 1899 with blade shears'. Back row (from left): A.Ashby, G.Winterfield, D.McIntyre, R.Telford, A.White, A.Hastings, unknown, unknown, A.Livingston, J.Butler. Second row: H.Kuhl, Gorton (hand on hip), J.Potter, W.Brice, A.Gamble, J.Lewis, H.McLaughlin, C.L.Orchard, J.Earle, J.Winterfield, J.Thomas, W.Baker, A.Butler, J.Ferguson, W.Goldner, W.Cutting, A.Hastings Snr, unknown. Standing on ground: J.Ryan, J.Lock, Gorton, R.Laslett, J.Hennessy Snr, J.Bigham, J.Kemp, J.Robinson, Clarence Long, J.Marthon, R.F.White, J.Fletcher (boss of board). Sitting: J.Buckingham, D.Manser, H.McDougall, C.Pudney, unknown, A.Cutting, A.Howe, unknown, unknown, H.Hastings, J.Concannon, A.Galpin, W.Butler, F.Perry, R.Hammond. In front: J.Carlin.

E.F.Crouch

E.F.Crouch

Portrait of E.F. Crouch, one-time president of the Old Residents' Association at Mount Gambier.

Old Residents' Association first picnic

Old Residents' Association first picnic

Copy of a photograph of those attending the Old Residents' Association's first picnic, held at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds on Wednesday 2 April 1913. A number of individual portraits surround the main photograph.

William Brown

William Brown

Portrait of William Brown of Port MacDonnell who 'drowned off Green Point from the "Irene"'.

William Wilson

William Wilson

Portrait of 'Mr W. Wilson, proprietor, Up and Down Rocks Hotel'.

Up and Down Rocks Hotel

Up and Down Rocks Hotel

The Up and Down Rocks Hotel as it was in 1938. The hotel, located at Up and Down Rocks, near Tantanoola, was initially established as a 'house of accommodation', subsequently a wine license, and then a hotel license. The license lapsed about 1886.

Mrs 'Rivoli' Smith

Mrs 'Rivoli' Smith

Portrait of Mrs Christina Smith who arrived at Rivoli Bay South in 1846. Born at Glenlyon, Perthshire, Scotland, Mrs. Smith arrived in Melbourne aboard the ship 'David Clark' in 1839 with her husband, James Smith. Both were missionaries and resided at Greytown, Rivoli Bay before moving to Mount Gambier in 1854. She was the author of the book 'The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines' written in 1880.

Aboriginal camp

Aboriginal camp

A group of Boandik Aborigines at their camp. It has been suggested by a researcher that the young girl in the front is Dorothy (Dossie) Gibson, later Hartmann, and her brother Eddy Gibson is next to her. Their mother, Amy (Emma) Lawson Russell, is at the back.

Callendale Homestead

Callendale Homestead

View of the original Callendale Homestead with family members standing in front of it. Callendale was one of the pastoral leases taken up near Lucindale.

Crop on Crower Station

Crop on Crower Station

View of a rape and mustard crop growing at Powell's swamp, Crower Station, near Lucindale.

Crop on Crower Station

Crop on Crower Station

View of a kale and chow muller crop growing at Powell's Swamp, Crower Station, near Lucindale.