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Extract from the Age newspaper
October 17, 1854

Headed under "Miscellaneous"

i. Church of England, Emerald Hill - Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the subscribers toward the erection of a Church, School House, and Parsonage in this locality is appointed to be held at the Church-house, Emerald Hill, on Wednesday evening, October 25th instant, at half past seven o'clock, for the purpose of appointing Trustees. The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Melbourne to preside. All persons who shall have paid a subscription of not less than 1 may take part in the proceedings of this meeting. WM. LLOYD, Secretary, pro.tem. 10th October 1854.

ii. Robert Montgomery Martin, Accountant and Arbitrator, Commercial Chambers, 41 Swanson Street, late Practitioner, in the Court of Bankruptcy, London, begs to inform the public that he can be contacted on arrangement with creditors, investigates accounts, makes up books, prepares statements of affairs and schedules for the Court of Insolvency, for which his long experience in London peculiarly fits him.

iii. Sewerage and Water Commission - To contactors - Tenders addressed to the President will be received at this office until Thursday the 2nd November, for making and fencing in a new water course from the River Plenty to Yan Yean reservoir according to plans and specifications which may be seen at the Engineer's office here. The contract will comprise about 45,000 cubic yards of excavations, and about 1500 rods of fencing. The resident Engineer at the reservoir will show the ground. John LANKTREE, Secretary, Office &c., Town Hall Melbourne 10th October 1854.

iv. In the Insolvency estate of George Anderson. - by order of the Official Assignee, Edward Courtney Esq. Phillipstown, adjoining Brunswick. Two cottages with nearly one acre of beautiful situated land, which contains a great depth of Superior Brick Earth. Stubbs and Son will sell by public auction at their rooms Queen Street, opposite the Union Bank, on Thursday, 18th instant, at 12 o'clock. That valuable and highly desirable plot of land, containing nearly one acre, situate in Union Street, Phillipstown, adjoining Brunswick, with two cottages erected thereon, one of four, the other of two rooms. The land is beautifully situated, has a frontage on Union Street, with a noble depth and is particularly well adapted for the culture of market garden produce. In the rear of the premises will be found a large portion of the land having a considerable depth of the most superior Brick Earth

v. Books "Out of Harness; or Continental Notes by Sir William A'Beckett, Chief Justice Victoria. London : J.J. Guillaume. Orders received by the Melbourne booksellers

vi. Yan Yean - 20 acre farms for sale on liberal terms, being portions of the Egglestone Estate, on the River Plenty, situated near the proposed reservoir, and about 18 miles from Melbourne. 10 per acre. Plans can be had at the office.

vii. 160 acres, eight miles from the City, near the Damper Creek, South Yarra Pound, known as the Wrotham Water Estate. This property will be sold in lots to suit purchasers from 10 to 40 acres each; the section is well fenced with post and rail, which will be included in the purchase. Finely wooded, well grassed, good soil, and within an easy distance of the city.
Terms will be made to suit the purchaser. THOMAS HAM, Swanston Street, opposite the Bank of Victoria.

viii. 2560 acres of finely timbered and grassed land for sale on the Upper Yarra, 15 miles from Melbourne. Well watered, good soil on the largest portion of the property, and will be measured for sale in large or small lots to suit all classes of purchasers. The surveyor is now on the ground to show the lots for sale. Price from 4 to 10 per acre half call, balance in six and twelve months - every facility will be given to parties wanting land for immediate occupation. THOMAS HAM, Land Agent 35 Swanston Street .

REF: email to by Lee Power on 9 June 1998
"The original source is the first Age Newspaper in Victoria - but as the document is rather fragile, I will not be accessing it for individual lookups - thought instead I would transcribe all I could onto the net for all to read."
source the Age Newspaper of Tuesday Oct 17,1854



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