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Life of a squatter Port Phillip
Presenter: Martin Playne
In this presentation Martin Playne examines the lives of squatters in the early period of the Port Phillip settlement through the eyes of a squatter on the Campaspe River. He then contrasts this with the story of an ancestor who was an early settler on the Mornington Peninsula. Handout
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Settlers, Victoria
James Bate: an enigma
Presenter: Sue Blackwood
Information for website: In this presentation Sue Blackwood describes searching for her ancestor James Bate who lived in Scotland during the first half of the 18th century.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Scotland
Clockmakers of London
Presenter: Jill Watson
Jill Watson discusses the history of clock and watchmaking in England through the eyes of seven generations of her ancestors.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories
Melbourne Land Boom
Presenter: Penny Mercer
During the 1880s the city Melbourne expanded and developed dramatically. Land prices boomed and a great number of people invested in housing developments. In the 1890s the boom collapsed leaving many insolvents. Penny Mercer looks at these times through the lens of her family. Mentions her Davies, Mercer and Harman families.
Topics related to this webcast: Family-Histories, Victoria
Surgeons & Apothecaries:
Presenter: Penny Mercer
Penny Mercer describes her research into her family of Surgeons and Apothecaries living in Cornwall during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Topics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Surgeons