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From: "Tom Listerman" <>
Subject: RE: Pls help: Portuguese Gully, Home Bush, Lazy Pond
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 20:11:59 +1100
Brenda wrote: Could anyone help me with information on the above locations.
They have shown up as residences in research about a Portuguese family who
were living in the Ballarart - Creswick area circa 1850-1860's. At least
one of the men was a miner.
My reply: I suspect that this is going to be a request which is going to
take some work. The exact names aren't coming up for the Ballarat-Creswick
area in any of the general locational URL's most commonly used, so if a
lister doesn't post definitive information, it will be necessary to do some
Home Bush (two words) IS in the geoscience site, but it's over Wangaratta
way. Leone has identified the Homebush between Avoca and Maryborough as a
possibility, and I agree, but it's not Creswick. If you want to pursue that
one, I suggest you search the Avoca and Talbot websites for the surname(s)
and the two other locations, using their search engines. If you don't get
anywhere there, the list could, I'm sure, post some information on rushes to
and from the above Homebush.
Flett has another Homebush near Strathfieldsaye to the east of Bendigo, but
not opened until 1877 ( by Wells, Massoni and Patterson).
You may need to get information directly from the relevant Historical
Society because the localities are so esoteric. The Creswick Historical
Society should be able to tell you, for instance, whether they not only had
a Portuguese Flat but also a Portuguese Gully. (Neither are on Flett's
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