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Gwenyth Morton

Gwenyth Morton played hockey for Victoria, and, continuing the medical inclinations of the wider family she took up nursing, raised two boys and contributed to her community in concert with other country women in the Bairnsdale district. Her story was …

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Fitzroy Somerset Lanyon Penno
1854 – 1930

The last Imperial Assistant Adjutant-General in Victoria

On Friday 18 October 1889, tucked away on page seven of the Melbourne Argus, an announcement – the appointment of 35-year-old Captain F.S.L. Penno as assistant adjutant-general in the Victorian Military Forces.

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Francis Rawdon Chesney R.E.,

Commander Engineers, Southern Tasmanian Volunteers and president, Tasmanian Rifle Association 1862-1867

Captain Francis Rawdon Lanyon RE and Mrs. (Grace) Chesney, their two children, and one servant, arrived in Hobart from England via Melbourne on 20 June 1862.  A month later, …

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Thomas Joshua Jackson

Thomas Joshua Jackson was the lesser known of the Irish cousins whose firm Young and Jackson managed the Princes Bridge Hotel on the corner with Swanston Street across from Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.

Thomas Joshua Jackson was the lesser known …

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