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FRONTIER MOMENT: Ch 2: THE LAND

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FRONTIER MOMENT: Boldens Run 1844-44


Chapter Two:  THE LAND


During the period from August to Christmas 1840, the Messrs. Bolden, by forming various outstations, occupied on the western side of the Hopkins all the country subsequently held by Messrs. Plummer and Dent [Minjah], Strong and Foster [St Mary's], Manifold [Grasmere], Ryrie [The Lake], Carmichael [The Union], Good [Injemira], Mailor [Merri Farm], Manning [Manning's Farm], Eddington [Ballangeich], Walker [Drysdale], and Cosgrove [Bryan O'Linn]; and on the eastern side, the part of the country held by Black [The Sisters], Johnson [Liberton], Walker [Drysdale], Chisholm [The Junction], and Allan [Allandale and Tooram]. (1)This summary of Boldens Run at the 'frontier moment' is from Thomas Manifold, the squatter who took over the Bolden Brothers home station of Grasmere in July 1844. Manifold's list provides the broad parameters of the land claimed by the brothers, by referencing the individual squatters who…

FRONTIER MOMENT: Ch 1: CROSSING-PLACE

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FRONTIER MOMENT - Boldens Run 1840-43

Chapter One:  CROSSING-PLACE

In August 1840 Bolden Brothers brought their herd of cattle to a halt on the eastern bank of the Hopkins River. It was probably raining. But they were finally 'Here'. And they had found a relatively safe place to make tomorrow's crossing.

 North of the river's junction with Mount Emu Creek, the water ran too swift and deep, pressed narrow by steep sides. And at Hopkins Falls, a wide but uneven plateau of basalt rock, the winter rains and strong flow could prove fatal for stumbling livestock. But south of the junction and below the Falls, the river follows a long straight before being forced sharply left by a projection of ancient limestone. It was here that the river slowed, dropping some of its silt-load of sand and gravel midstream. To the brothers, experienced overlanders who had successfully staged their mob of one thousand head through the swollen floodwaters of the Murray and Ovens Rivers, this bend …

First Wave: Appendix A: List of Ships

FIRST WAVE: BOUNTY EMIGRANTS TO PORT PHILLIP 1839-1845

Appendix A:  Ships List
List of Ships with Bounty Emigrants that arrived at Port Phillip from 1839 to 1845

1839
Ship                           Departure         Arrival    Consignor            Deaths      Emigrants
David Clarke              Glasgow            29 Oct     Government               1                230
William Metcalfe         Plymouth          24 Nov     Marshall (Lond)         11                166
Palmyra                      Glasgow           24 Nov     Gilchrist (Syd)            4                  47
Westminster               London             13 Dec      Marshall (Lond)        10                157 

1840
Ship                           Departure         Arrival     Consignor             Deaths     Emigrants
John Bull                    London              21 Jan      Marshall (Lond)             4                221
Glen Huntly                Oban/Glasgow   17 Apr     Government                  26              153
China     …