Living Hold



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  1. 1.  Living Hold (child of Julius Hold and Ruby Hagen).

    Notes:

    Birth:
    1936


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Julius HoldJulius Hold was born 15 May 1888, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. ; was christened 15 Dec 1889, St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria (son of Arthur Hold and Victorine Josephine Metzger); died 26 Dec 1974, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Prosepine Old Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Personal: Wagoora, Mackay; First Name:Julius Last Name:Hold Address:Wagoora, Mackay Page:697 Collections from:Australasia Country:Australia State:Queensland Category:Education & work Record collection:Farming & agriculture Record set:Queensland brands directories
    • Education: 1899 -1902, Pomonal School near Stawell, Victoria; Pomonal School Roll number: 22: Name: Hold Arthur: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1900: Date of Birth: 26/6/1885 Roll number: 20: Name: Hold, William: Year started: May 1899: deceased 1900: Date of Birth: 26/10/1886 Roll number: 28: Name: Hold, Julius: Year Started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 15/5/1887 Roll number: 21: Name: Hold, Louis: Year started: May 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of birth: 22/2/1889 Roll Number: 39: Name: Hold, Alfred: Year started: Nov-1900: year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/8/1894 Roll number: 23: Name: Hold, Josephine: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 5/10/1891 Roll number: 24: Name: Hold, Victorine:Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/5/1893 (Kindly sent by Isabel, Stawell, Victoria)
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1910, Kingaroy; Queensland Electoral Roll 1910 Nanango Hold, Arthur James, Kingaroy, labourer Hold, Julius, Kingaroy, labourer
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1912, Tuckerang, Warra; Queensland Electoral Roll 1912 Hold, Arthur, Warra, farmer Hold, Julius, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer Hold, Louis, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer
    • Personal: 3 Mar 1933, The Dalby Herald, Qld.; CLEARING SALE At Canaga, 10 miles from Jandowae. THURSDAY, 9th MARCH, at 12 o'clock. Under instructions, from Julius Hold, Esq., who has sold his property, we will sell by public auction, the whole of his Dairy Herd, Plant and Furniture Etc. The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 3 March 1933 /
    • Personal: 3 Apr 1935, Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland ; WAGOORA Mr. J. Hold, of Rise and Shine, has installed a wireless set at his residence. This is the second wireless here, so no doubt it will be well patronised. Wagoora, March 30. Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland, Wednesday, 3 April 1935
    • Personal: 21 May 1938, Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland; RISE AND SHINE. Messrs. M'Donald & Son and Mr. John Gibson, are also raising pigs for market, as also is Mr. Julius Hold, one of the' first settlers to come here. This year he has grown a large area of maize which he is how harvesting and marketing. Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland, Saturday, 21 May 1938
    • Personal: 18 Mar 1939, Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland; DISTRICT NEWS. (From Our Correspondent). RISE AND SHINE. At the top of the road is Hold's farm. They are sending in cream regularly. Mr. Hold, with portion of the family, left here and is now running a dairy farm down Sandy Creek way. Two blocks are run by the Hold family-one by Mrs. Hold and her son and the other by Mr. Hold. We understand the latter block is under offer to a company which intends to turn it into a fibre farm and grow ramie, which is used for the making of rope. If the deal is finalised, as we hope it will, it will mean the establishing of a new industry in this district. Across the road Is Mr. John Gibson's farm. Dairying and pig-raising are carried on. John Is plodding along and making progress. Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland, Saturday, 18 March 1939
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1954, Rise & Shine, Wagoora near Mackay; Division Dawson ( Subdivision of Mirani) 1954 No 3568: Hold, Ernie George, Rise & Shine, Wagoora, farmer No 3568: Hold, James William, Wagoora, labourer No 3579: Hold, Julius, Rise & Shine, Wagoora, mixed farmer No 3580: Hold, Norman Roy, Rise & Shine, Wagoora, farmer No 3581: Stanely Julious, Wagoora, labourer
    • Electoral Roll: 1958, Rise and Shine, Wagoora; Queensland Elkectoral Roll, 1958 Pioneer Hold, Arthur James, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Daphne Maud, Wagoora, home duties Hold, Ernie George, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer Hold, James William, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Julius, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, mixed farmer Hold, Norman Roy, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer Hold, Percy John, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Stanley Julious, Wagoora, labourer Hagen, Ruby, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, home duties
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1968, Rise and Shine, Wagoora; Queensland Electoral Roll 1968 Dawson, sub district Pioneer Hold, Arthur, James, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Daphne Maud, Wagoora, home duties Hold, Ernie George, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer Hold, Henry James, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer Hold, James William, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Julius, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, mixed farmer Hold, Kenneth, Rise and Shine, labourer Hold, Norman Roy, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer Hold, Robert, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Ronnie James, Wagoora, labourer Hold, Stanley Julious, Wagoora, labourer

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Birth Registration
    Surname: HOLD: Given Names: Julius: Event: Birth: Father: Arthur: Mother: Victorine METZGER: Birth Place: STAWEL: Year: 1885: Reg No 21656 [Pioneer Index, Victoria 1836 -1888]

    Petty Debts Court
    There was no appearance and judgment was granted by, default with 10s 6d costs. L. H. Byrnes claimed £5
    6s for goods from Julius Hold, of Warra. Mr Vowles appeared for defendant, who gave evidence on his own behalf, stating he had not lodged a defence but claimed to have paid the money, said to be due to Byrnes. The case was adjourned for a week.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Wednesday, 12 July 1916

    Petty Debts Court
    L: H Symes cliamed £5 6 from Julius Hold for goods sold and delivered. Judgment was granted for £5. Mr.V. J. Vowles appeared for defendant.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Saturday, 15 July 1916

    LAND COURT.
    DALBY SITTINGS
    The rents of the following pastoral holdings
    J. Hold. Mr. V. J. Vowles appeared for selector Mr P. J. O'Callaghan appeared for the Crown. Julius Hold and Lewis Hold and Burt Hamwood were examined.
    Decision £40. P.L.P.P.S., 7787, Dalby
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 15 March 1921

    SMALL DEBTS COURT.
    In the Small Debts Court on Saturday, before Messrs J. W. Lee and J. T. O'Brien, J's.P.,judgment was given for plaintiff in the following case, adjourned from the previous day:-J. H. Fitzroy v Julius Hold, goods sold and
    dglivered £5/4/1, costs of court 15/9.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 18 October 1921

    ASSAULTING THE POLICE.
    On Saturday last, at the Dalby Police . Court, Julius Hold, was charged with assaulting Constable Zahn, of Jandowae, whilst in the discharge whilst in the discharge of his duty. There was no appearance of defendant, who was convicted and ordered to forfeit his ball of £3.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 22 December 1925


    At the Dalby Magistrate's Court
    On Wdnesday, before Messrs Johnstone Smith and J. T. O'Brien, J.sP., verdict for plaintiff was given by default in each of the following claims:
    Yarad Abraham v Julius Hold, dishonored cheques to a total of £16, with 6/ costs, total £16/6/; the same v M. Hold, dishonored cheques to a total of £10, with 4/ costs, total £10/4/
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 27 August 1926

    LAND COURT.
    DALBY SITTINGS
    The rents of the following pastoral holdings
    J. Hold. Mr. V. J. Vowles appeared for selector Mr P. J. O'Callaghan appeared for the Crown. Julius Hold and Lewis Hold and Burt Hamwood were examined.
    Decision £40. P.L.P.P.S., 7787, Dalby
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 15 March 1921

    CLEARING SALE
    THURSDAY, 26th MAY, AT 11 AM.
    At "FALL VIEW," CANAGA, 9 miles from Jandowae.
    Under instructions from Mr.Julius Hold, who is leaving the district, he shall offer on the above date the whole of his
    DAIRY HERD, PIGS, AND HORSES Comprising 65 Dairy Cows, 4 Heifers,1 Hereford Bull, 20 Poddies, 5 Brood Sows, 1 Berkshire Boar, 10 Store Pigs, 2 Ponies, and 6 Draught Horses. FURNITURE, PLANT, ETC,
    Reaper and Binder, Rhodes Grass Thresher, I.H.C. Harvester Chaffcutter, 3 h.p. "Lister" Engine, Harrows, Hand Plough, McKay Stump-Jump Plough, "Lister" Separator, Spring Cart, Tools; and numerous sundries, Household Furniture and Effects, Including "Victor" Player. Piano, and "Astor" 5 Valve Radio Set.
    LUNCHEON PROVIDED.
    CAR LEAVES OAKEY MORNING OF SALE
    EDWARD GORE & CO., Auctioneers, Oakey & Jandowae.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 13 May 1932

    CLEARING SALE
    At Canaga, 10 miles from Jandowae.
    THURSDAY, 9th MARCH, at 12 o'clock.
    Under instructions, from Julius Hold, Esq., who has sold his property, we will sell by public auction, the whole of his Dairy Herd, Plant and Furniture Etc.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 3 March 1933

    Pioneer Valuations. LENGTHY LIST OF APPEALS. Sittings of Court Yesterday.
    Julius Hold, portion 42, P.L.S. 3426, parish Lacy, 426 acres; valuation £420.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Saturday, 28 July 1934

    District Development
    At this point, which is about eight hmiles from Cathu, the river splits. One branch, to the south, comes from the watershed of Blackrock Creek, at the rear of Mr. Hold's property at the Rise and Shine. Therefore, this is the point where a road could be constructed , to connect with the Riseand Shine area, while a road from Dalrymple would connect with the road near Mr. Hold's and would access to the Barren Creek watershed, in which locality there is more Crown land which could be utilised for dairying, in the vicinity of Mr. Geo. Wittworth's property.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Saturday, 25 January 1936


    FUNERAL NOTICE
    HAGEN: The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hold, Stanley, Jimmy, Ernie, Roy and Rene Hold, William and Ruby Hagen, Mrs. A. Hoffman and Mrs. J. Griggs, are invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved son and their dear brother, Norman Hagen, to move from our Funeral Chapel, corner of Shakespeare and Gregory Streets, at 2
    o'clock, This Afternoon, to the Mackay Cemetery. The service will commence at 1.50.
    CATHCART & ANDREW,
    Funeral Directors.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Monday, 15 September 1947

    HAGEN William Francis (Bill)
    Funeral notice 21 MAY 2007 F
    Funeral, late of Tumor's Paddock, Koumala
    Mackay Daily Mercury 21 MAY 2007
    The Ryerson Index Online Database

    BITTEN BY SNAKE.
    Stanley Hold, Rise and Shine, was admitted to hospital last evening with a punctured wound to the left foot, due to snake-bite. First-aid was rendered by the Calen su-centre, and a Mackay car brought the patient from Kuttabul.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Queensland, Friday, 14 February 1941


    AUCTION SALE
    Dairy Cattle, Milking Machine, Dairy Plant
    WEDNESDAY, November 24, 11 a.m.
    At the Farm and on account of J. HOLD, Esq., Wagoora, Rise
    and Shine area, N.C. Line.

    We have been favoured with Instructions and will submit
    the following Dairy Stock and Plant:-
    Twenty-six Jersey Cows, full prbflt, 8 springers, 18 dry cows, 10 Heifers, 12/18 months, 9 male weaners. I Pure bred Jersey Bull, "Wavemere Captain," born August 20, 1945, bred by A. L. Dahl, Wavemere Jersey Stud, Taragoola, via Gladstone.
    Pure bred Jersey Bull, "Homevlew Peer," born June 2, 1945,
    bred by G. E. Muller, Homevlew Jersey Stud, Mackay. Extended
    pedigree lines both Bulls at sale.

    The cattle are said to be a nice lot of well bred Jerseys,
    fair to good condition. The Cows In profit will be offered
    individually.

    ALSO 3-unit L.K.S.. Milking Machine (Waugh & Josephson),
    12 months iIn use, first class machine, excellent order. 5 h.p. McCormick Decring engine (good order), McCormick Deering 75 gallon Separator (good order), 3, 6-gallon Cream Cans. 2, 2--gallon Cream Cans, Pump and Engine combined (Buzacotts), 2&i/2in. Inlet and 2in. Outlet (good order), 4 44-galion Steel Drums, large Stove (as new), larke Kit. Dresser, 303 Rifle.

    The vendor has decided to discontinue dairying, hence our
    instructions to sell. Terms cash. Light luncheon will be be
    provided.

    Sale Day: WEDNESDAY, November 24, 11 a.m., at the farm
    of JULIUS HOLD. Esq., Wagoora, N.C. Line. g

    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Saturday, 13 November 1948

    Queensland, Mackay, Funeral notices and funeral director records
    First name(s) Kenneth
    Last name Hold
    Sex Male
    Death year -
    Burial year 2004
    Burial date 22 Apr 2004
    Place Mackay
    State Queensland
    Country Australia
    Book 8
    Page 10
    Dataset Queensland, Mackay, Townson Indexes Funeral Notices
    Record set Queensland, Mackay, Funeral Notices And Funeral Director Records
    (Findmypast)

    First name(s) Percy John
    Last name Hold
    Occupation Labourer
    Year 1959
    Number 1664
    Address Wagoora
    Place Wagoora
    Sub-district Pioneer
    District Dawson
    State Queensland
    Country Australia
    Record set Australia Electoral Rolls
    (Findmypast)

    Queensland Electoral Roll, 1972
    Pioneer
    Hagen, Ruby, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, home duties
    Hold, Arthur, James, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Daphne Maud, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Denise, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Ernie George, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer
    Hold, Henry James, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, James William, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Julius, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, mixed farmer
    Hold, Kenneth, Rise and Shine, labourer
    Hold, Norman Roy, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer
    Hold, Robert, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Ronnie James, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Stanley Julius, Calen, harvester

    Queensland Electoral Roll, 1977
    Pioneer
    Hold, Daphne Maud, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Denise, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Ernie George, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, via Mackay, farmer
    Hold, Henry James, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, via Mackay labourer
    Hold, Kenneth, Rise and Shine, labourer
    Hold, Rhonda Avis, Mt. Charlton Rd., Calen, housemaid
    Hold, Robert, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Ronnie James, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Stanley Julius, Calen, harvester
    Hold, William James, Wagoora, farmer

    Queensland Electoral Roll, 1980
    Pioneer
    Hold, Daphne Maud, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Denise, Calen, home duties
    Hold, Ernie George, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, farmer
    Hold, Henry James, Rise and Shine, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Kenneth, Rise and Shine, labourer
    Hold, James William, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Robert, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Ronnie James, Wagoora, labourer
    Hold, Stanley Julius, Calen, harvester
    Hold, William James, Wagoora, farmer

    Queensland Electoral Roll, 1972
    Proserpine
    Hold, Audrey Jean, Conway, Proserpine, home duties
    Hold, Helen Louisa, Conway, Proserpine, home duties
    Hold, Normon Roy, Conway, Proserpine, labourer
    Hold, Percy John, Up River, Proserpine, labourer




















    Name:
    1891 Victorian Govermnent Gazette 1889; Part 3

    1913 Queensland Electoral Roll
    Residence: Tuckerang, near Warra.

    1929:
    Dalby, Chinchilla District, Qld
    Marriage to Maud Woods Hagenburger
    Description: Maud was previously marreid to Frank Hagenburger.

    1936 Queensland Electoral Roll
    Residence: Rise and Shine, Wagoora; Occupation: Mixed Farmer
    Description: Division: Herbert: Subdivision: Mirani

    Julius — Ruby Hagen. Ruby (daughter of Franz/Frank Hagenberger/Hagen and Maud Woods) was born Abt 1918, Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia; died 16 Oct 2003, Near Mackay and Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Proserpine Lawn Cemetery, Queensland, Australia . [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ruby HagenRuby Hagen was born Abt 1918, Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia (daughter of Franz/Frank Hagenberger/Hagen and Maud Woods); died 16 Oct 2003, Near Mackay and Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Proserpine Lawn Cemetery, Queensland, Australia .

    Notes:

    Birth:
    7 children with Julius Hold
    Brother
    HAGEN: The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hold, Stanley, Jimmy, Ernie, Roy and Rene Hold, William and Ruby Hagen, Mrs. A. Hoffman and Mrs. J. Griggs, are invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved son and their dear
    brother, Norman Hagen, to move from our Funeral Chapel, corner of Shakespeare and Gregory Streets, at 2 o'clock, This Afternoon, to the Mackay Cemetery. The service will commence at 1.50.
    CATHCART & ANDREW,
    Funeral Directors.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Monday, 15 September 1947

    Norman Hagen, 27 years, buried, 15 Sep 1947.

    Born 1920

    Norman Hagen
    Birth unknown
    Death 15 Sep 1947
    Burial
    Mackay City Cemetery
    Mackay, Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia
    Plot Church of England Section 3, Line 10, Plot 47
    Memorial ID 199377297
    Created by: Richie Wright
    Added: 23 May 2019
    Find a Grave Memorial 199377297
    27 years

    Children:
    1. Living Hold
    2. Mavis Hagen/ Hold was born 1939, Queensland, Australia; died 19 Jun 1942, North Queensland, Queensland, Australia; was buried 19 Jun 1942, Mackay Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
    3. Ronnie James Hold died 4 Jul 2011, Mackay/ Bloomsbury District, Queensland, Australia; was buried 7 Jul 2011, Newhaven Chapel, Harbour Road, Mackay (Funeral Service).
    4. Henry James Hold was born North Queensland, Australia; died Aug 2014, Wagoora, Queensland, Australia; was buried 20 Aug 2014, Mackay, Queensland Queensland, Australia.
    5. Living Hold
    6. Kenneth Hold was born Abt 1947, Queensland, Australia; died 19 Apr 2004, Mackay, North Queensland, Australia; was buried 22 Apr 2004, Mount Bassett Cemetery, Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
    7. 1. Living Hold


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Arthur Hold was born 28 Jul 1857, Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (son of William Hold and Ann Croxen); died 15 Feb.1925, St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 16 Feb.1925, Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Electoral Roll: 1903, Mt Mistake, Grampians District; Victoria Electoral Roll 1903 Division of Grampians - Subdivision of Buangor No 59: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation: Labourer No 60: Name in Full: HOLD, Victoria: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation; home Duties
    • Land: 4 Dec1906, Warra; Indexes to Registers Of Lessees Of Agricultural And Grazing Farms under Crown Acts Of1884 and Acts of 1897-1902 Arthur Hold, Dalby: Page 4443 August 1885-1905 Arthur Hold, Dalby. Registered Number of Selection 2062 Date approved 4/12/1906 Area, 640 Acres, 1 Rood and 10 Perches 13537: Hold, Arthur, 1905, 1908, Dalby, Page 4443 1921-1922 Country Directory, Warra Hold, Louis, Selector
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1912, Warra; Queensland Electoral Roll 1912 Hold, Arthur, Warra, farmer Hold, Julius, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer Hold, Louis, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1913, Warra; Queensland Electoral Roll 1913 Division of Maranoa - Subdivision of Dalby No 2203: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur, Warra: Occupation: Farmer
    • Personal: 8 Sep 1917, The Ararat Advertiser, Victoria; POMONAL
    • Queensland Electoral Roll: 1919, Inverai, Warra; QUEENSLAND ELECTORAL ROLL 1919 Division of Maranoa - Subdivision of Dalby No 2272: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur, Inverai, Warra: Occupation: Farmer
    • Death Notice: 27 Feb 1925, The Dalby Herald, Qld.; DEATH Mr Arthur Hold, of Inverai, passed away last week in the Toowoomba Hospital. He had been a well-known resident of this district for about 18 years. Several sons survive the deceased. The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 27 February 1925

    Notes:

    FARMING in VICTORIA

    A list of early (pre-selection) land dealings for the Parish of Jallukar. They give dates of Licences bing granted, renewed, cancelled, and transferred.
    Week ending Saturday Jan 3 1885
    A transfer of 154 Acres 3 Rood 30 Perches (CA11, Sec.1, Jallukar) from Archibald EMERSON to Arthur HOLD, Farmer, Jallukar during the week ending Saturday 3 January 1885.
    (Victoria Government Gazette - Online Archive - 1885, p195)

    Arthur Hold, Farmer, Bellellan. 2 Feb 1892. Taken from a form which Arthur filled in , detailing the improvements which he had made on his seletion.
    At this date Arthur had fenced one hundred and eighty six and a half chains of his seclection , at a cost of Five Shillings and Sixpence a chain. The total cost was Fifty Three Pounds. The cost of the posts and wire Thirty One Pounds.

    In the second year, Arthur planted one acres of Vines at a cost of Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings
    There are no entries for the third and fourth years.

    In the fifth year,he planted three acers of fruit trees at a cost of Forty Two Pounds.These were destroyed by rabbits.
    The sixth year; Three acres of vines were planted, the cost of which was again Forty Two Pounds. He also bought half a ton of hay, either for his horses or cattle. Arthur now had seven acres cultivated. Total time Seven Years .This would mean Arthur obtained this selection in 1895.

    The dwelling which Arthur had constructed, consisted of two rooms and a kitchen. It was made with weatherboards, which cost One Hundred and Thirty Pounds. The cost of the iron roof was Fifteen Pounds.

    For his water supply. he had dug two wells, one twenty feet deep, and the other eighteen feet, at a cost of Forty Six Pounds. The water was very close to the surface.
    The ringbarking and clearing of the trees was another expence. Twelve Pounds.

    Arthur and his family had only lived continuously on this land for two years. He had previously held one hundred and fifty five acres of land, which he had sold owing to the loss incurred from bush fires and rabbits.

    Much of his land was unfit for cultivation. This was typical of the land around the Stawell District. The soil was very sandy and of poor quality.

    Arthur was supposed to have all his land enclosed by the sixth year, but had not complied owing to a lack of money and time. At this time Arthur and Victorine had four children.Arthur, William Louis , Julius and Louis . Josephine arrived arrived in 1890 as well.

    1899 - 1902
    Children of Arthur Hold and Victorine Metzger who attended the Pomonal Primary School which opened in 1899.
    20: William Hold, May 1899, deceased 1900. Date of Birth: 26/10/1886
    21: Hold, Louis, May 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 22/2/1899
    22: Hold, Arthur, June 1899 - 1900. Date of Birth: 26/6/1885
    23: Hold, Josephine, June 1899 - 1902. Date of Birth: 5/10/1891
    24: Hold, Victorine, June 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 19/5/1893
    28: Hold, Julius, June 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 15/5/1887
    29: Hold, Alfred, Nov 1900 - 1902: Date of Birth: 19/8/1896

    The next event that is known of Arthur`s farming , is a letter he wrote to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901.
    Due to his destitute circumstances, Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection.His health had not been good.The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little.
    Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest.

    Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request.
    I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
    Arthur Hold".
    It is not known if Arthur`s request was granted.

    Arthur must have been very dispondent. He was not alone though, for there were many selectors who were unable to pay their rents. Bushfires and poor soil, droughts and rabbits were all great problems in the Stawell district.

    In January 1887. William Hold, wrote to the Lands Department. Quoting from his letter, " I am sorry that I cannot comply with your wish by sending you the money at once. , for the grasshoppers destroyed the 'ole of my crops"

    Arthur and Victoria Hold are lisrted on the 1903 Electoral Roll for Victoria. They were living at Mt Mistake. Arthur Hold's occupation was labourer.

    Arthur left Victoria for Queensland with his children, but without his wife Victorine, after 1903 and before the 4th. Dec 1906, when he received a grant of land in Warra near Jandowae. This is not very far from Dalby or Toowoomba. Arthur and his family were in Dalby when he applied for the grant.

    The family travelled to Queensland by horse and wagon. They must have had many adventures. It is known a horse died on the way. It would have been a great relief to reach the end of their long journey.


    Birth:
    Birth: 21 July 1857 at Green Hills: Arthur: Father: William Hold, Miner, age 31 years: Birth Place: Arden, Northamptonshire, England: Married in 1846 in Arden, Northamptonshire, England: Issue: 2 living: one dead. Mother Anne Scrockson, age 33 years: Birth Place Arden, Northampton, England. The Informant was Anne Hold who signed with a mark. Registered on 5 November 1957 at Buningyong
    Note: William Hold and Ann Croxten were both born in Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England

    First name(s) Arthur
    Last name Hold
    Sex Male
    Birth year 1857
    Birth place Byong
    Father's name William
    Mother's name Anne Scrockson
    Registration number 15009
    State Victoria
    Country Australia
    Record set Victoria Births
    (Victoria Birth Index 1836-1913)

    Arthu Hold left Victoria for Queensland with his children, but without his wife Victorine, after 1902-1903 and before the 4th. Dec 1906, when he received a grant of land in Warra near Jandowae. This is not very far from Dalby or Toowoomba. Arthur and his family were in Dalby when he applied for the grant.

    The children left Pomonal School in 1902.

    1905
    Warra, near Jandowae, Dalby and Toowoomba District Qld.
    Victorine Hold was enrolled as a student at Warra State School. She is called Victoria Hold

    INVERAI.
    Pte Arthur Hold. A welcome home will be arranged as soon as
    the influenza regulations permit.
    Article - The Dalby Herald (Qld. : 1910 - 1954)Saturday 26 July 1919 - Page 4



    Buried:
    Funeral Notice

    Toowoomba Chronicle, Monday,16 Feb.1925.
    HOLD ARTHUR.
    Friends of the deceased, late of Jandowae are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to move from Rosentengels Ltd. Funeral Parlor, Union Street, this afternoon at 2 o`clock to the Toowoomba Cemetery.

    Toowoomba Cemetery Burial Register
    Family Name HOLD
    Given Names ARTHUR
    Gender Male
    Religion C of E
    Age at Death 71
    Date of Death: 15 February 1925
    Next of Kin
    Date of Burial: 16 February 1925
    Undertaker R ROSENSTENGEL
    Minister of Religion: W P OAKELEY
    Burial Number: L31:
    Cemetery Drayton
    Location Section: CE 4, Block: 3, Allotment: 34

    Another Hold buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance

    Shirley Theresa Hold, Court
    Birth unknown
    Death 24 May 2004
    Burial
    Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance
    Toowoomba, Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia
    Plot 755-A-2
    Memorial ID 180203293 · View Source

    Gravesite Details
    Age 68. Buried 28-May-2004


    COURT Shirley Theresa
    Funeral notice 24 MAY 2004
    Deathn age, 68 late of Oakey
    The Chronicle (Toowoomba) 27 MAY 2004

    Died:
    Death; 15.02.1925 at St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba
    Cause of death; Malignant Prostrate, Cachexia, Cardiac Failure.
    Buriel Details; Toowomba Cemetery; 16.02.1925
    Section, Church of England, Block 3, Allotment 34.
    His youngest daughter Victorine is buied beside him. Block 3 Allotment 33

    STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
    Re ARTHUR HOLD, late of Inverai, near Warra, in the State of Queensland, farmer, deceased.

    Notice is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having claims against the estate of the abovenamed Arthur Hold, late of Inverai, near Warra, in the State of Queensland, deceased, who died on or about the fourteenth day of February, 1925, A.D., at Toowoomba, in the said State, are hereby required to send their claims to the Public Curator, Brisbane, on or before the nineteenth day of May, 1925. And that after the expiration of the last- mentioned date the Public Curator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice.

    Dated this eighteenth day of March, 1925.
    R. J. S. BARNETT,
    Official Solicitor to the Public Curator,
    Brisbane. 7617.

    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 24 March 1925

    Arthur married Victorine Josephine Metzger 25 Aug.1884, St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria. Victorine (daughter of Louis Metzger and Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie) was born 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia; died 07 Aug 1926, 39 Spring St., Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Aug 1926, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria.. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Victorine Josephine MetzgerVictorine Josephine Metzger was born 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia (daughter of Louis Metzger and Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie); died 07 Aug 1926, 39 Spring St., Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Aug 1926, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria..

    Other Events:

    • Land: 27 Jun 1901, Parish of Jallukar, Srawell, Victoria; 27 Jun 1901 Arthur Hold wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901. Due to his destitute circumstances, Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection. His health had not been good. The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little. Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest. Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request. I have the honour to be your obedient servant, Arthur Hold".
    • Civil: 4 Dec 1902, Ararat Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 29 Dec 1902 Arrarat Hold, Victorini, Ararat Police Station, 29th., Dec., 1902, rogue and vagabond, sentence, 7 days, native of Victoria, trade, none, born, hieght 5ft. 2 in., complexion, dark, hair, dark, eyes, dark. Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Vagabond-a person who wanders from place to place without a fixed home : one leading a vagabond life especially : vagrant, tramp. Pomonal School Roll number: 22: Name: Hold Arthur: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1900: Date of Birth: 26/6/1885 Roll number: 20: Name: Hold, William: Year started: May 1899: deceased 1900: Date of Birth: 26/10/1886 Roll number: 28: Name: Hold, Julius: Year Started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 15/5/1887 Roll number: 21: Name: Hold, Louis: Year started: May 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of birth: 22/2/1889 Roll Number: 39: Name: Hold, Alfred: Year started: Nov-1900: year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/8/1894 Roll number: 23: Name: Hold, Josephine: Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 5/10/1891 Roll number: 24: Name: Hold, Victorine:Year started: June 1899: Year left: 1902: Date of Birth: 19/5/1893 (Kindly sent by Isabel, Stawell, Victoria) Horace Hold, b. 15 Oct 1897 Pomonal School opened in 1887. In 1898 it was moved to a site in Pomonal. Apparently there were "25 children running wild in the district. The list included of William hold: four, John, Annie, Celina, and Bessie (Elizabeth). Arthur Hold: seven, William, Julius, Louie, Josephine, Victoria, Albert and Horace" (From Pomonal. A Picturesque Place, Isabel Armer, 2013)
    • Electoral Roll: 1903, Mt Mistake, Buangor; Victoria Electoral Roll 1903 Division of Grampians - Subdivision of Buangor No 59: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation: Labourer No 60: Name in Full: HOLD, Victoria: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation; home Duties
    • Civil: 22 Apr 1903, Arrarat Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 22 Apr 1903 Coburg Hold, Victorine, Arrarat Police Station, , no visible means &c. sentence, 3 months, native of Victoria, occupation, servant, born in 1855, height, 5ft. 2 in., complexion, sallow, hair, brown, eyes, brown, no previous conviction. Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Louis Metzger, probate, 28 Mar 1903, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, death, 16 Mar 1903 (Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989) Louis Metzger left Victorine £150 in his will to be paid in yearly installments of £25. The first to be paid one year after his death. 16 Mar 1904. 6 years, 16 Mar 1910 (last payment) Arthur James Hold was in Pomonal, Victoria in 1909. There was a concert in Pomonal in 1909. Arthur Hold sang a song. (Source, Pomonal A Picturesque Place Revisited, 2013, Isabel Armer) Louis Metzger, d., 16 Mar 1903. Probate 28 Mar 1903 (after 14 days)
    • Electoral Roll: 1917, 12 Villamanta st., Geelong West, Victoria; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1917 Geelong West, Corio, Victoria, Australia Adress, 12 Villamanta st Martin, Victorina, Josephine, 12 Villamanta st., home duties
    • Civil: 12 Aug 1918, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia; Victorine Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Civil: 1 Nov 1918, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia; Victorie Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Electoral Roll: 1919, 8 Saffron st., Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1919 Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria, Australia Martane, Victoria Josephine,8 Saffron st., home duties Newtown is an inner western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia
    • Civil: 11 Oct 1920, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia ; Victorine Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985 Joseph William Hold was born to Josephine Hold at Ballarat on 6 Dec 1920
    • Civil: 11 Aug 1921, Geelong Courts, Victoria, Australia ; Victoria Martin Australia, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 1858-1985
    • Electoral Roll: 1922, Winchester Place, Geelong; Victoria Electoral Roll, 1922 Geelong, Corio, Victoria, Australia Winchester Martin, Victorina, Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties Winchester Place, Geelong St God of John Hospital,which wasn't opened until 1965
    • Civil: 22 Apr 1922, Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 22 Apr 1922 Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Coburg Martin, Victorine; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 24th., April, 1922; insufficient means; 3 months; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, grey hair, brown eyes. One previous conviction. POLICE NEWS. At the City court yesterday, Victorine Martin was sentenced to three months imprisonment at Geelong gaol for having been found on April 22 at Geelong without sufficient lawful means of support. Messrs. W. R. Anderson chairman, W. Moodie, T. Spowart and T. M. Dickins were the justices in at- tendance. Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929)Tuesday 25 April 1922
    • Civil: 23 Oct 1922, Geelong Police Station, Victoria, Australia; 23 Oct 1922 Female Prison, Coburg Martin, Victorine; 7484; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 23d., October, 1922; insufficient means; 12 months; tried at same Court, same date, indecent behaviour; fined £3, or 1 month; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, brown to grey hair, brown eyes. Two previous convictions Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924 Series title: Central Register of Female Prisoners Sub-Item title: Martin, Victorine: No. 7484 Sub-Item number: page 129 Date range: 1922 Public access: Open Format: Digital his Sub-Item is part of Series number: VPRS 516 Consignment number: P0002 Item title: Volume 14: Prisoner nos. 7412 - 7780 Item number: volume 14 Martin, Victorine: No. 7484 23/10/1922 12:00:00 AM (Public Records Office Victoria) Religion RC Received 23 Oct 1922 at 12AM 7 days special Remission, 31 Aug 1823 Released 27 Sep 1923 Martin, Victorine, No 7484, Religion RC, Received 23 Oct 1922 at 12AM, 7 days special Remission, 31 Aug 1823, Released 27 Sep 1923
    • Electoral Roll: 1924, Winchester Place, Geelong; Electoral Record for Victorine Hold/Martin. There is no other Martin listed at this address. This is also the only Electoral Record for a Victorine Josephine Martin. Victoria Electoral Roll 1924 Subdivision of Geelong Martin, Victorine Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties
    • Will Index: 09 Dec 1926, In the Supreme Court, Victoria ; Information on Victorine Hold, otherwise known as Victorine Martin's PROBATE JURISDICTION Top of page; In the Supreme State of Victoria. In its Probate Jurisdiction. In the Estate of VICTORINE HOLD, otherwise known as VICTORINE MARTIN, late of NUMBER 39 Spring Street, Geelong West ,in the State of Victoria, Charwoman, -deceased- intestate Quoting the Public Curator: " I have been informed by Gorden Fenimore Wilson, stationed at Geelong West, Constable of Police, and believe that the above named (at top of page) Victorine Hold, otherwise known as Victorine Martin, late of Number 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, in State of Victoria, Charwoman, departed this life on the Seventh day of August, one thousand nine hundred and twenty six intestate". Quote: " the said deceased had at the time of her death property now in this State to the value of-- £37 and five p.- consisting of money in the State Savings Bank, Geelong". Quote: "That I have made careful inquiries, and have been informed and believe that the said deceased was... a widow... and left the following named person, her next of kin, her surviving ;-her son, Arthur Hold, who was last heard of at Kingaroy, Queensland". Quote: "That I have been informed and believe that no relative or next of kin of the said deceased, nor any other person entitled, and within the said State of Victoria is ready to take Grant of Administration of her estate". There is quite a lot more mostly with the same information already quoted. Ending; " It is ordered that the Curator of the Estates of Deceased Persons shall be Administrator of all and singular the property of VICTORINE HOLD , otherwise known as VICTORINE MARTIN , late of Number 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, in the State of Victoria, Charwoman, deceased,-intestate. Note: On 6 Oct 1925 the Arthur James Hold was living at Gordonbrook near Kingaroy. Accident.-Mr. Arthur Hold, a soldier settler of Gordonbrook, was riding after horses when his horse stumbled and fell, turning a somersault, right on top of the rider. Mr. Hold was taken to the General Hospital suffering from a fractured right thigh and severe shock. Transcribed from "The Brisbane Courier, Queensland," Tuesday, 6 October 1925 Electoral Roll Queensland Electoral Roll 1913, 1919 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango No 4217: HOLD, Arthur James: Place of Living: Kingaroy: Occupation: labourer 1922 Queensland Electoral Roll Queensland Electoral Roll 1922 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango HOLD, Arthur James: Place of Living: Kingaroy: Occupation: labourer 1925-1943 Queensland Electoral Roll 1925 Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango No 1560: HOLD, Arthur James; Place of Living: Gordonbrook: Occupation; farmer Queensland Electoral Roll 1943 Division of Maranoa; Subdivision of Nanango No 2681: HOLD, Arthur James; Place of Living Gordonbrook: Occupation; farmer
    • Probate: 16 Dec 1926, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, ; INTESTATE ESTATES. Victorine Hold (otherwise, Victorine Martin), 39 Spring Street, Geelong West, £37/0/5. The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Thursday 16 December 1926

    Notes:

    MOLIAGUL
    The name Moliagul is thought to derive from the Aboriginal word moliagulk meaning wooded hill, like so many other towns in the region Moliagul boomed with the discovery of gold. Gold was originally found in the area in 1852 at Queens Gully, the town developed quickly and by 1855 it was estimated to have about 16,000 people.
    February 5 1869 placed Moliagul in the history books when a Cornish miner, John Deason, was working at Bulldog Gully near Moliagul. While out with his son the wheel of the dray he was in went over a large branch causing a large cracking sound. He immediately thought the axle had broken and to lose the dray would be a disaster! Fortunately the axle was fine but looking down he noticed the ground did not look quite right. Scraping the ground aside he saw gold. Following some frenzied scraping he uncovered a huge nugget, failing to dislodge the monster with a crowbar he called upon his partner Richard Oates to help him, together they removed the huge nugget from the ground.
    The Welcome Stranger as it was called, weighed in the vicinity of 69kg and is the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. The value by today?s standard would be between 3 and 4 million dollars.
    A monument for this historic find was placed on the site .
    Rev Dr John Flynn who founded the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service was also born in Moliagul.

    DUNOLLY
    Situated amidst attractive bushland, 23 km north of Maryborough, Dunolly is a small town of 750 people which began as a gold mining town with a population of 45 000. Its historic main street still retains some attractive old buildings from its boom days.
    The area is now given over principally to farming though gold mining is still popular in the area.
    Re-live the gold rush fever of the 1850's using modern prospecting methods by hiring a gold detector or pan whilst enjoying the wonderful landscape that surrounds Dunolly.
    More gold nuggets were found in and around Dunolly than anywhere else in the world. A replica of the Welcome Stranger (worlds largest alluvial nugget) can be found at the Dunolly Museum, whilst a monument stands at the site of the 'big find' of the 1860's at Moliagul.
    The 'Hand of Faith' nugget was found at Kingower, 30 kms north of Dunolly in 1980. It weighed 875 troy ounces and was found using a metal detector.

    The "Welcome Stranger Nugget"
    The world's largest recorded nugget is "The Welcome Stranger". The find occurred at Black Lead (or Black Reef), Bull-dog Gully, Moliagul and was broken up on an anvil at nearby Dunolly in Victoria, Australia, to be weighed in that towns bank. The finders were John Deason and Richard Oats, the find occurred on 5th February, 1869



    Birth:
    Information on Birth Certificate
    Birth: 6 December 1855 at Mount Moliagul: Victorine: Father: Louis Metzger, Storekeeper, aged 35 years: Birth Palce: Mollkirch, Department of Bas Rhin, France: Mariage: 29 August 1854 at Strasbourg, France: Issues: Louis, dead: Louise: Victorine, living. Mother: Elizabeth Metzger formally Haurie, aged 30 years. Birth Place Nablas, Departmrnt of Bas Pyrenees, France. The informant was Louis Metzger, Father, Chinnaman Flat *. Registered on 11 November 1856 at Maryborough.

    7 Mar 1855
    SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
    March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co.,
    agents.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855

    Jules Metzger Metzger's birth was also registered in Maryborough in 1857

    Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell

    Eugenie's birth 5 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek (Stawell)

    The Maryborough field opened in 1853, although it is said that the existence of gold in this area was known from 1848. A rush began in July 1854.

    Early in 1855 there was a very large rush to the Alma, situated three and a half miles north-west of town, so named by David Beckett because the first rush there coincided with news of the Allied victory on the Crimea on 25 September 1854. Riots took place there in June 1855.

    Chinaman"s Flat Lead
    The rich leads of the Maryborough area proved problematic, because as each was traced further from its source of discovery it became progressively deeper and wetter. Horse-whims were introduced as a means of baling water from deep shafts. The Duke and Timor Company, on Chinaman's Flat Lead, "became Maryborough's greatest deep lead mine.

    Due to the massive demand for timber by the deep lead mines, both for underground timbering and fuel for the boilers, mining in the Maryborough field took a heavy toll on the surrounding forests. Most forests in the area were completely denuded by the 1870s, or at best only had a few sad trees left.

    Mining in the Maryborough region continued into the twentieth century.

    DUNOLLY.
    New Rush.-A great number of diggers are now working about two and a half miles from here, to wards Old Dunolly, near Patterson's Reef. Several large nuggets have been obtained in from three-to four feet sinking, from thirty pounds
    weight downwards, and the washing-stuff generally turns out well. Yesterday a great many holes were bottomed in the flat leading to the creek, but we did not hear of any payable. We
    have no doubt that several of the gullies about there will turn out well.
    Chinaman's Flat.-Several parties having called at our office bearing testimony to the state of this extensive rush, we hold it our duty to inform the public of the state of affairs. The fact that rich yields have been discovered is undoubtedly true, but our advice to those who are at present making a livelihood on Dunolly is to remain here, and not
    run the risk of losing the substance for a shadow.
    Dunolly Gazette
    Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918)Tuesday 4 November 1856 - Page 2

    Victorine possibly had a second name which was Josephine.

    Name: Victoria Hold
    Gender: Female
    Electoral Date: 1905
    Electoral Place: Buangor, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
    Residence Address: Mount Mistake
    Occupation: Home Duties
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1905
    Hold, Arthur, Mount Mistake, labourer
    Hold, Victorine. Mount Mistake, home duties

    27 Jul 1901
    The next event that is known of Arthur Hold's farming , is a letter he wrote to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901.
    Due to his destitute circumstances, Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection. His health had not been good. The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little.
    Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest.

    Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request.
    I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
    Arthur Hold".


    24 Dec 1902
    Arrarat
    Hold, Victorini, Ararat Police Station, 24th., Dec., 1902, rogue and vagabond, sentence, 7 days, native of Victoria, trade, none, born, hieght 5ft. 2 in., complexion, dark, hair, dark, eyes, dark.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    22 Apr 1903
    Coburg
    Hold, Victorine, Arrarat Police Station, 22 Apr 1903, no visible means &c. sentence, 3 months, native of Victoria, occupation, servant, born in 1855, height, 5ft. 2 in., complexion, sallow, hair, brown, eyes, brown, no previous conviction.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1917
    Geelong West, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Adress, 12 Villamanta st
    Martin, Victorina, Josephine, 12 Villamanta st., home
    duties

    Victoria Electoral Roll, 1919
    Newtown and Chilwell, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Martane, Victoria Josephine,8 Saffron st., home duties


    Victoria
    Electoral Roll, 1922
    Geelong, Corio, Victoria, Australia
    Winchester
    Martin, Victorina, Josephine, Winchester Place, home duties






    Name: Victorine Martin
    Year: 1922
    Place: Victoria, Australia
    Reference Description: AU7103-1922 Victoria Police Gazette 1922
    conviction.
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924

    22 Apr 1922
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924
    Coburg
    Martin, Victorine; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 24th., April, 1922; insufficient means; 3 months; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, grey hair, brown eyes. One previous conviction.

    23 Oct 1922
    Female Prision, Coburg
    Martin, Victorine; 7484; Tried at Geelong Police Station, 23d., October, 1922; insufficient means; 12 months; tried at same Court, same date, indecent behaviour; fined £3, or i month; native of Victoria, servant, born, 1862, 5 ft., 1 in., sallow complexion, brown to grey hair, brown eyes. Two previous convictions
    Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1855, 1864-1924


    Buried:
    Victorine lived in Geelong West where there was a cemetery.The reason she was interred in Geelong Eastern Cemetery was that this was the only one with Consecrated ground for Catholics burials at this time. There was a small cemetery further out with Consecrated ground, but most Catholic burials were performed at Geelong Eastern Cemetery situated in the town.

    The Geelong Eastern Burial records state Victorine lived at Hope Street , Geelong West. This is not in accord with the adress on her Death Certificate or her Probate Papers.
    She was buried with the christian name of Victoria , not Victorine and the surname Martin. She is buried alone and in an unmarked grave , which is just in from the Boundry Road side of the cemetery

    Cemetery Geelong Eastern Cemetery
    Section ROMAN CATHOLIC:
    Row 37
    Grave 261
    Register # 13029
    Surname MARTIN
    Given Names VICTORIA
    Service Date 09 Aug 1926
    Age 39 YRS
    (Note: Age is incorrect).

    Victoria Martin
    Birth unknown
    Death 9 Aug 1926
    Burial Geelong Eastern Cemetery Geelong, Greater Geelong City, Victoria, Australia
    Plot EAS-RC-37-807-261
    (Find A Grave Memorial)

    Died:
    Information on Death Certificate
    The name given on her Death Certificate is Victorine Martin.
    Victorine died suddenly of Heart Failure at 39 Spring St., Town of Geelong West, Victoria. The occupation given for her was Charwoman. The Informant was G Wilson, Constable at Geelong West Police Satation.

    Although Victorine died suddenly at home, the Coroner decided no Inquest was necessary. He also ordered her burial. Victorine died unknown and it was not known whether she was married. It was stated that she had no issue.

    In fact, she had four surviving sons at the time of her death. They were living in Queensland. Her two daughters and one son were deceased.

    There is a note on the side which states " Believed born in Stawell".

    Victorine was buried on 9th. august 1926 in Eastern Cemetery, Geelong by a Roman Catholic Priest, in accordance with her faith.

    Children:
    1. Arthur James Hold was born 26 Jun 1885, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia ; was christened 19 Mar 1886, St Patricks Church Stawell; died 22 Jun.1976, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried 23 Jun.1976, Mt Gravatt Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland .
    2. William Louis Hold was born 26 Oct 1886, Jallukar, Stawell, Victoria. Australia ; died 09 Oct 1899, Stawell Hospital, Stawell, Victoria ; was buried 11 Oct 1899, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    3. 2. Julius Hold was born 15 May 1888, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. ; was christened 15 Dec 1889, St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria; died 26 Dec 1974, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Prosepine Old Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
    4. Louis Hold was born 22 Feb 1890, Jallukar, near Stawell, Victoria ; was christened 17 Dec 1891, Holy Trinity Church of England, Stawell, Victoria; died 19 Feb 1927, Warwick, Queensland, Australia ; was buried 19 Feb 1927, Warwick General Cemetery, Warrick, Queensland, Australia .
    5. Josephine Hold was born 5 Oct 1891, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia ; was christened 17 Dec.1891, Holy Trinity, Church of England, Stawell, Victoria ; died 22 Sep 1924, Mental Hospital, Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; was buried 23 Sep 1924, Woogaroo Asylum Cemetery, Woogaroo Asylum Cemetery.
    6. Victorine Hold was born 19 May 1893, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia ; died 11 Jun.1918, Mental Hospital, Toowoomba, Queensland; was buried 14 Jun 1918, Toowoomba Drayton Cemetery.
    7. Albert/Alfred William Hold was born 27 Aug 1895, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. ; died 20 Nov 1985, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia ; was buried 23 Nov 1985, Toowoomba Cemetery, Lawn Section.
    8. Horace Hold was born 15 Oct 1897, Jalluker, near Stawell, Victoria, Australia; died 20 May 1993, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland; was buried 22 May 1993, Polson Cemetery, Point Vernon, Hervey Bay, Queensland.

  3. 6.  Franz/Frank Hagenberger/Hagen was born 23 Mar 1885, Germany; died 24 Mar 1923, Condamine, Queensland, Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 17 Oct 1923, Western Star and Roma Advertiser Toowoomba, Qld.; Statutory Notice to Creditors. FRANK HAGEN or HAGENBERGER late of Condamiae via Miles in the State of Queensland farmer deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having claims against the estate of the above named Frank Hagen or Hagenberger, late of Condamine in the State of ueensland, deceased, who died on or about the twenty fourth day of March, 1933, A.D , at Condamine in the said State, are hereby required to send their claims to thy Public Curator, Brisbane, on or before the fourth day of December, 1923. And that after the expiration of the last mentioned date the Public Curator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice. Dated this fourth day of October, 1923 K. J. S. BARNETT, Official Solicitor to the Public Curator, Brisbane. Western Star and Roma Advertiser Toowoomba, Qld., Wednesday, 17 October 1923

    Notes:

    Birth:
    First name(s) Franz
    Last name Hagenberger
    Sex Male
    Birth year -
    Occupation Labourer
    Year 1913
    Number 798
    House name -
    Street Linnie Braes
    Address Linnie Braes Condamine
    Place Condamine
    Sub-district Miles
    District Maranoa
    State Queensland
    Country Australia
    Page -
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    Category Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory Electoral Rolls
    Collections from Australia & New Zealand

    First name(s) Franz
    Last name Hagenberger
    Sex Male
    Birth year -
    Occupation Labourer
    Year 1922
    Number 587
    House name -
    Street Linnie Braes
    Address Linnie Braes Condamine
    Place Condamine
    Sub-district Miles
    District Maranoa
    State Queensland
    Country Australia
    Page -
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    Category Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory Electoral Rolls
    Collections from Australia & New Zealand

    First name(s) Maud
    Last name Hagenberger
    Sex Female
    Birth year -
    Occupation Home Duties
    Year 1922
    Number 588
    House name -
    Street -
    Address Condamine
    Place Condamine
    Sub-district Miles
    District Maranoa
    State Queensland
    Country Australia
    Page -
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    Category Census, Land & Surveys
    Subcategory Electoral Rolls
    Collections from Australia & New Zealand

    Possible arrival
    (Hagenberger, H. F.

    Passage type Unassisted
    Record set New South Wales Passenger Lists
    Sex Unknown
    First name(s) H T
    Last name Hagenberger
    Year 1908
    Vessel Magdeburg
    Departure port Antwerp Via Melbourne
    State New South Wales
    Country Australia
    Age 23
    Birth year 1885
    Nationality/where born Oberhausen
    Arrival port Sydney, New South Wales
    Arrival year 1908
    Arrival date 22 May 1908
    Seaman or passenger Seamen
    Station Kooksmaat
    Archive State Records Authority of New South Wales
    Year range 1899
    Category Travel & migration
    Subcategory Passenger lists
    Collections from Australia & New Zealand

    Mariners and ships in Australian Waters
    MAGDEBURG OF HAMBURG. O. KELLING, MASTER. BURTHEN 2876 TONS
    FROM PORT OF ANTWERP VIA MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES. 22ND MAY 1908
    HAGENBERGER H. F., COOKS MATE, 23, OBERHAUSEN, CREW


    The Ship Lind arrived 8 May 1908
    Mariners and ships in Australian Waters
    LINDEN
    OF HAMBURG. H. SCHMIDT, MASTER. BURTHEN 4188/2624 TONS
    FROM PORT OF HAMBURG VIA MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES. 8TH MAY 1908

    There is no Hagenberger on the crew list.

    Buried:
    Possible Burial, not probable
    HAGEN FRANKLIN 1330 WR 22 BETHEL

    Died:
    Death Registration
    1923 C1417
    Franz Hagenberger
    Joseph Hagenberger and Mary Arnst
    (Queensland Death Index 1788-1984)

    Death Registration
    1934 C4301
    Percival Hagen
    Frank and Maud Woods
    (Queensland Death Index 1788-1984)

    Death Registration
    1947 C3408
    Norman Hagen
    Frank and Maud Woods
    (Queensland Death Index 1788-1984)

    FUNERAL NOTICE
    HAGE,-The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hold, Stanley, Jimmy, Ernie, Roy and Rene Hold, William and Ruby Hagen, Mrs. A. Hoffman and Mrs. J. Griggs, are invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved son and their dear brother, Norman Hagen, to move from our Funeral Chapel, corner of Shakespeare and Gregory Streets, at 2
    o'clock, This Afternoon, to the Mackay Cemetery. The service will commence at 1.50.
    CATHCART & ANDREW,
    Funeral Directors.
    Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld., Monday, 15 September 1947

    Private LESLIE HAGEN
    Q269037
    Service Australian Army
    Date of Birth 11 May 1912
    Place of birth MILES, QLD
    Date of Enlistment 8 May 1941
    Locality on Enlistment DALBY, QLD
    Place of Enlistment DALBY, QLD
    Next of Kin HAGEN, MAUD
    Date of Discharge 24 June 1946
    Posting at Discharge 9 WORKS COMPANY
    (Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affairs)

    Franz/Frank married Maud Woods 1914, Queensland, Australia. Maud was born Abt 1889; died 23 Nov 1970, Queensland, Australia; was buried Oakey Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Maud Woods was born Abt 1889; died 23 Nov 1970, Queensland, Australia; was buried Oakey Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    It was resolved that an inspection be made of the road and
    creeks from Wagoora to Rise and Shine, the subject of a letter by M. Hold, Wagoora. It was pointed out that in any case, bridging the creeks was a postwar Job.
    Daily Mercury,Mackay, Qld., Thursday, 16 March 1944

    First Name Samuel
    Last Name Woods
    Cemetery Miles Cemetery
    Division K
    Section CHURCH OFE NGLAND
    Plot 16


    Buried:
    Aged 81 years

    Died:
    1970 C7644
    Maud Hold
    Samuel Woods Ellen Trengrove
    Queensland Historical Deaths

    Parents
    Samuel Woods and Ellen Trengrove
    Aged 81 years

    Name Samuel Woods
    Event Type Burial
    Event Date 21 Apr 1943
    Event Place Miles, Queensland, Australia
    (LDS Family Search)
    First Name Samuel
    Last Name Woods
    Cemetery Miles Cemetery
    Division K
    Section CHURCH OFE NGLAND
    Plot 16
    (Western Downs Cemeteries Online)

    First Name Helen
    Last Name Woods
    Cemetery Miles Cemetery
    Division K
    Section CHURCH OF ENGLAND
    Plot 15
    (Western Downs Cemeteries Online)

    1952 C3107
    Ellen Woods
    James Trengrove
    Ellen Louisa Paull
    (Queensland Death Index1829-1985)

    Notes:

    Married:
    Marriage Index
    1914 C3302
    Maud Woods and Frank Hagen
    (Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1929-1964)

    Children:
    1. Norman Hagen was born Abt 1920, Darling Downs District, Queensland, Australia; died 1947, Stanley, Queensland, Australia; was buried 15 Sep 1947, Mackay Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
    2. 3. Ruby Hagen was born Abt 1918, Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia; died 16 Oct 2003, Near Mackay and Proserpine, Queensland, Australia ; was buried Proserpine Lawn Cemetery, Queensland, Australia .


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Hold was born 05 Nov 1815, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England (son of William Old/Hold and Ann Robinson); died 15 Sep..1895, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia ; was buried 16 Sep 1895, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1841, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire; 1841 England Census Little Harrowden No name given to this part of village Wm Hold, age 24, Ag. Labourer Ann Hold, age 20 years George Hold, age 8 months
    • Emigration: 1851, From North Hamptonshire to Adeliade, South Australia then to Victoria; Immigrants to South Australia, (UK, assisted passage) 1847-1886 Ship Osceola, 769 tons, Captain Robinson Waite, from London December 1850 / Plymouth 26th December 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 5th April 1851. The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) reports . . April 5th: Asceola [sic], ship, 769 tons, Waite, from London and Plymouth 26th December [1850] with 284 Government emigrants ; there were five births and nine deaths on the passage.3rd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1851 ; D. Macish, surgeon-superintendent South Australian Register 7 April 1851 Saturday April 3: the ship Asceola [sic] 759 tons Waite master from London and Plymouth 26th December 284 Government Emigrants Hold William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton: Ann 21: John 7: Hannah 2 died at sea, March 22nd STEERAGE PASSENGERS Hold, William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton HOLD, William and family Ann 21 John 7 Hannah 2 died at sea HOLD, Hannah 2 died on voyage (SAR: Mary Ann 2) died Mar 22 on voyage A daughter is listed born to Ann Hold. It was actually a son called Thomas. THE "OSCEOLA" FROM LONDON AND PLYMOUTH. This vessel arrived yesterday with dates from England to the 26th of December, the day of her departure from Plymouth. She brings two hundred and eighty four Government Emigrants, and has had ten deaths and five births on her passage out. Adelaide Times, SA., Monday, 7 April 1851 Ship Osceola, 769 tons, Captain Robinson Waite, from London December 1850 / Plymouth 26th December 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 5th April 1851. The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) reports . . April 5th: Asceola [sic], ship, 769 tons, Waite, from London and Plymouth 26th December [1850] with 284 Government emigrants ; there were five births and nine deaths on the passage.?3rd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1851 ; D. Macish, surgeon-superintendent South Australian Register 7 April 1851 Saturday April 3: the ship Asceola [sic] 759 tons Waite master from London and Plymouth 26th December 284 Government Emigrants Five births: Mary Calder, a son ; Mary flower, [?] a son ; Elizabeth Hale, a son ; Elizabeth Williams, a daughter ; Anne Hold, a daughter. Nine Deaths: 22nd January, Anne Duffy 2 years ; February 2nd, Jean Shea aged 25 ; Mary Thomas aged 60, February 7th, Elizabeth Williams aged 29 ; February 11th, Loveday Williams aged 2 years ; February 18th, Catherine Bell aged 2 years ; February 23rd, Mary Ann Thomas Aged 2 years ; March 11th Mary Ann Bayes aged 3 years ; March 22nd, Mary Ann Hold aged 2 years. First name(s) William Last name Hold Age 35 Birth year - Occupation Laborer Place of origin Northuml Ship name Osceola Departure year 1850 Departure date 25 Dec 1850 Departure port - Arrival year 1851 Arrival date 6 Apr 1851 Arrival port Adelaide State South Australia Country Australia Record set South Australia Passenger Lists 1847-1886 South Australia, passenger lists 1847-1886
    • Land: 1874, Mount William , Victoria; HOLD William 1874 Mount William Victoria (Aus) Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria Location: Mt William County: Victoria Country: Australia Year: 1874 Given Name: William Surname: Hold Subject: Licenses Under Section 19 Approved Quality: Unchecked (Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria, Data Provider: The Genealogical Society of Victoria) First Name: William Last Name: Hold Title: Year: 1874 Subject: Licenses Under Section 19 Approved Country: Australia State: Victoria Location: Government Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900) Record set: Victoria government gazettes
    • Life Story: 05 Nov 1815 - 16 Sep 1895, Little Harrowden, England and Victoria Australia; William was born and christened in Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England. Christening date; 05 Nov. 1815. His father was William Hold and his mother Anne, maiden name unknown at present. It is likely the William Hold listed in the 1841 Census, aged 74 and born abt. 1787 in Wymington.Bedfordshire, Eng. is the father of William (B.1815) He is listed in the Civil Parish of Little Harrowden in the census, a Lodger with the Larum Family. He was a Widower and he was an Agri. Labourer. This William Hold died in December 1866, aged 79.His death is registered in Wellingborough William Hold married Anne Croxen, daughter of Benjamin Croxen and Anne,on Feb 25. 1848. They were married in Little Harrowden, in the Parish Church. William was a Widower, Full Age. His occupation a Labourer. Anne was a Miner (Under Age). She was a Lacemaker. Both were born in Little Harrowden. Their first child, Hannah was born in 1849 and christened on 03 Jun 1849 in Little Harrowden. Hannah was also called Mary Ann in the Shipping Records. Hannah died on 22 Mar 1851, aged 2 years. She died on the voyage to Port Adeliade on the ship Osceola. William and Ann had a child born on the voyage also. The Records of the Osceola state it was a daughter. Later records in Victoria show it was a boy named Thomas and born very close to the date of Hannah`s (Mary Ann) death. William , Ann , John and Hannah boarded the Osecola, a 769 ton, sailing ship in London, bound for South Australia. The Osceola saild from Plymouth, 26 Dec 1850 and arrived at Port Adeliade on 05 Apr 1851. Their daughter Hannah died at sea on 22 Mar 1851, and a son, Thomas was born on the voyage. His birth would have been close to Hannah`s (also called Mary Ann) death. Nothing is known of their time spent in South Australia. They left for the Goldfields of Victoria, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Mary Ann. She was born in the Adeliade District on 12 Aug 1853. William was a Gold Digger, and later called a miner. They moved around Victoria, following the Gold Rushes. These are the known places where William and Ann and their family lived in Victoria, until Ann`s death on 02 Jul 1864. Acoca, 1854; Linton near Ballarat, 1856; Green Hills, near Ballarat, 1857; Back Creek, near Amhurst which was also close to Avoca, 1859: Lamplough, near Avoca, also 1859; Inglewood 1862: Inglewood 1864. These places were very rich gold mining areas. William was still a Miner when his wife Ann died on 2 Jul 1864. He then spent more time on the gold fields around Ballarat and Wedderburn before coming to Jallukar. He was engaged in bullock driving around the gold fields when he first came to Pomonal and selected land in 1874 - 1875. 1874 HOLD William 1874 Mount William Victoria (Aus) Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria Location: Mt William County: Victoria Country: Australia Year: 1874 Given Name: William Surname: Hold Subject: Licenses Under Section 19 Approved Quality: Unchecked (Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria, Data Provider: The Genealogical Society of Victoria) Mt William At 1,167 metres, Mt William is the highest point in the Grampians National Park and provides great 360-degree views of mountain ranges and open plains. Under the Land Act of 1869-1879, William and his son William , obtained selections at Pomonal, close to Jalluker and Stawell. Arthur is not mentioned at this time. 1876 William Hold, farmer, Stawell applied for a licence on 31st Jul 1876 at Jalluker on the oppisite side of the creek to his former selection. 5 acres were under cultivition. 31 Jul 1876. Certificate of Registration. Mr William Hold of Stawell regestered under the Lands Act of 1869 for a licence to occupy 50 acres in the Parish of Jallukar. He had paid the sum of One Pound for the fee for the certificate. Edward Bolton, the father of William Hold Jun. future wife, Selina was also a Selector in the Stawell District, at this time. Arthur Hold A list of early (pre-selection) land dealings for the Parish of Jallukar. They give dates of Licences bing granted, renewed, cancelled, and transferred. Week ending Saturday Jan 3 1885 A transfer of 154 Acres 3 Rood 30 Perches (CA11, Sec.1, Jallukar) from Archibald EMERSON to Arthur HOLD, Farmer, Jallukar during the week ending Saturday 3 January 1885. (Victoria Government Gazette - Online Archive - 1885, p195) Nothing at all is known of John, after the families arrival in South Australia. He appears to be alive when William died in 1895, as he is listed on the death certificate and his age given. William and his sons became Orchardists. They suffered tremendous hardships. The land was poor, there were droughts and dreadful Bushfires, also Rabbits eating the small fruit trees. William Hold is listed as a Rate Payer in the Parish of Jalluker in 1880. His Property was valued at Two Pounds and Ten Shillings. The selectors struggled to make a living.Much of the land was to sandy for cultivation
    • Personal: 1926, Ararat Advertiser; 1926 Ararat Advertiser Bill Hold camped his bullocks at what is now Fernside, the fine orchard of Mr Archibold, and soon after started to plant fruit trees. This was the first step in the development of the fruit growing industry on what was regarded as waste, scrub covered barren sand.
    • Land: 16 Oct 1926, The Age, Melbourne, Victoria; POMONAL DISTRICT. Fine. Fruit-Growing; Area. Expansion of Tobacco Growing. ARARAT, Friday.-Many years have elapsed since, the late Mr. W. Hold camped his bullocks at the place which is now known as Fernside, the fine orchard property of Mr. AV. It. Archibald, and soon after started to plant fruit crops. This was practically, the first step taken in the development of the fruit-growing industry on what was then regarded as waste land, scrub covered and sandy. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 16 October 1926 - Page 20
    • Personal: 24 Mar 1928, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; THE POMONAL DISTRICT Pomonal enjoyed this year one of the most productive seasons in its history. Ochardists and their assistants are busily engaged gathering, grading, and packing 80,000 cases of apples for export. The work was commenced over a month ago and will continue for another six weeks at least. The apples are of splendid size and Mr. Prosser, the Agricultural department's expert, considers the quality of the fruit to be excellent. Many of the trees are so heavily laden that they will give four or five pickings, and some trees from which the largest fruit has already been gathered two or three times are still carrying average crops. The orchards lies on the eastern slopes of the Mom Cassel range of the Grampians, between Hall's Gap and Long Gully, and what was formerly waste scrub land is now one of the most noted fruit growing centres in the State. Major Mitchell, the explorer, passed through the district in 1837, and the tree that he marked close to Pomonal withstood, the ravages of bush fires until a year or two ago. In the sixties William Hold, Tom May, Peter de May, J. Smith, T. Copely, and J. -McGee, most of whom were carting timber from the mountains for fencing purposes, camped with their bollock teams at a spring near this tree, and Tom May planted the first fruit trees. The brothers Diggory and Torn Morcorn, the late H. H.Wettenhall, late Dr. Syme, and Mr. G. Barnes were early followers of his example, and for many years past the fruitgrowing industry at Pomonal has been quietly but steadily growing. Now a group of soldier settlers are assisting in the development of the locality and tobacco growing is being combined with orchard work. Orchardists are sending away over £300 worth of apples each week, and a fair amount of this produce comes through Ararat. To give better transport facilities the Ararat Shire Council spent a good deal of money last year in improving the Ararat to Pomonal road, and constructed a bridge (which was opened by Lord Somers) over the Little Wimmera at the sheep wash. Though apple culture is at present the chief activity at Pomonal, other fruits, as pears, stone fruits, lemons, persimmons, grapes, and passion fruit and chestnuts, are also grown with much success. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 24 March 1928

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Name: William Hold
    Baptism Date: 5 Nov 1815
    Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
    Father: Willilam Hold
    Mother: Anne Hold
    FHL Film Number: 6127709
    Reference ID: yr 1813-1855 p 6
    (England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975)
    (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912)

    Child (Ann Garley
    Name: George Hold
    Birth Date: Abt 1840
    Baptism Date: 8 Nov 1840
    Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Age: 0
    Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
    Register Type: Bishops Transcripts
    Father: William Hold
    Mother: Ann Hold
    (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 )

    Death
    Name: George Hold
    Birth Year: abt 1840
    Burial Date: 21 May 1848
    Age: 8
    Burial Place:
    Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
    Register Type: Parish Registers
    (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1912)

    Death
    Name: Sarah Hold
    Burial Date: 2 Jan 1849
    Burial Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
    FHL Film Number: 1999469
    Reference ID: p
    (England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991)
    Burial

    Name: Ann Old
    Gender: Female
    Age: 0
    Birth Date: 1821
    Death Date: 22 Jul 1821
    Death Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
    FHL Film Number: 1999469
    (England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991)
    Burial)

    Record information
    Event Death
    Event registration number 3172
    Registration year 1880
    Personal information
    Family name HOLD
    Given names John
    Ship name Marpesia
    Father's name Unknown
    Mother's name Unknown (Unknown)
    Place of birth UNKNOWN
    Place of death At Sea On Board " Marpesia "
    Date of death 19/01/1880
    (Victoria Death Index)

    SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
    arrived, Hobson's Bay, December 31, Marpesia, ship, from Liverpool.
    Mount Alexander Mail, Victoria, Wednesday, 22 December 1880


    1841 England Census
    Little Harrowden
    No name given to this part of village
    Wm Hold, age 24, Ag. Labourer
    Ann Hold, age 20 yrars
    George Hold, age 8 months



    Buried:
    WILLIAM HOLD aged 85 years, born Northamptonshire and died on 16 Sep 1895 at Jalluker via Stawell is buried in the same grave as his son William Hold and daughter in law Selina Bolten.
    In the same grave also are William Edward Hold and John Hold sons of William and Selina Hold
    GRAVE NUMBER 3858, Stawell Cemetery

    Died:
    Death Registration:
    HOLD, Wm : Death: : Father: Unknown: Mother: Unknown: Age 84: Death Place: Stawell: Reg No 11186 [Victoria Federation Index 1899 - 1901]

    Information on William Hold's Death Certificate

    Death 5th September 1895 at Jallukar, Shire of Ararat, County of Borung, William Hold, Farmer, male age 84 years: The cause of his daeth was Chronic Rheumatism, Chronic Bronchitis for some years. Haemoptysis: Father and Mother: Not Known. The Informant was his son William Hold, Jallukar. His death was registered on September 17th 1895. Church of England burial: He was married at Northampton, England, age not known to Ann Croxton. He had been previously married, other information not known. Issue: William, 38 years: Arthur, 36 years. By first marriage, John. age not known.

    Haemoptysis US, hemoptysis: Medicine / Pathology) spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus.

    Hemoptysis is the coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. This can occur with lung cancer, infections such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, or pneumonia, and certain cardiovascular conditions. Hemoptysis is considered massive at 300 mL (11 imp fl oz; 10 US fl oz). In such cases, there are always severe injuries. The primary danger comes from choking, rather than blood loss
    (Wikipedia)

    William married Ann Croxen 25 Feb.1848, Little Harrowden, Northamptionshire, England. Ann (daughter of Benjamin Croxon/Croxen and Ann Roe) was born 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England ; was christened 13 Dec 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England ; died 2 Jul 1864, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia ; was buried 03 Jul 1864, Old Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, Victoria Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Ann CroxenAnn Croxen was born 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England ; was christened 13 Dec 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England (daughter of Benjamin Croxon/Croxen and Ann Roe); died 2 Jul 1864, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia ; was buried 03 Jul 1864, Old Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, Victoria Australia.

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: 1851, From North Hamptonshire to Adeliade, South Australia then to Victoria; Immigrants to South Australia, (UK, assisted passage) 1847-1886 Ship Osceola, 769 tons, Captain Robinson Waite, from London December 1850 / Plymouth 26th December 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 5th April 1851. The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) reports . . April 5th: Asceola [sic], ship, 769 tons, Waite, from London and Plymouth 26th December [1850] with 284 Government emigrants ; there were five births and nine deaths on the passage.?3rd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1851 ; D. Macish, surgeon-superintendent South Australian Register 7 April 1851 Saturday April 3: the ship Asceola [sic] 759 tons Waite master from London and Plymouth 26th December 284 Government Emigrants Hold William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton: Ann 21: John 7: Hannah 2 died at sea, March 22nd OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851 from London 26 - 12 1850 via Plymouth with Captain Waite, arrived Port Adelaide on 5-04-1851 STEERAGE PASSENGERS Hold, William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton HOLD, William and family Ann 21 John 7 Hannah 2 died at sea HOLD, Hannah 2 died on voyage (SAR: Mary Ann 2) died Mar 22 on voyage
    • Life Story: 1815 -1895, Little Harrowden, England and Victoria Australia; William Hold and Ann Croxen William Hold was christened on the 5th. Nov. 1815 at Little Harrowden in Northamptonshire, England . Son of William Hold and Anne. No record of Anne`s birth or their marriage has been found yet. William Hold, Senior, is listed in the 1861 England Census as a Widower. Born abt. 1787, at Wymington, Bedfordshire, England, an Agricultural Labourer, and lodging with John and Mary Larum and their children. One daughter is called Mary Hold Larum so possibly they were related. John was also an Ag. Labourer. Mary Larum was a witness on William and and Ann Croxen`s marriage Certificate.Two Ann Hold`s died one in 1840 and the other in 1846. One of these could have been William`s (senior) wife. His age in the 1861 census was 74 and he died aged 79 in 1866 in Little Harrowden. William (Junior) could have had a brother called George born in Little harrowden abt. 1818. In the 1881 Census , he was a Widower, aged 63. His occupation was Agricultural Labourer. Other brothers and sisters have`nt been found yet. Anne Croxen was born in 1828 0r 1829. A daughter of Benjamin and Anne Croxen, she is listed in the 1841 England Census. Benjamin Croxen was 50 in this Census and born in Burton Latimer which is close to Little Harrowden, and an Ag. Labourer. His wife Ann was born abt. 1791 and aged 50. Ann was born in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. Their children listed are, Ann 13, Arthur 2, Benjamin 2, Hannah 8, John 21, Mary 15, and William aged 19. Mary and Ann were Lace Makers and William and John Labourers. William and Benjamin migrated to Illinois, U S A. and became farmers. They have alarge Family Tree. They can be traced in the 1880 U S A Census. In the 1861 English Census, Benjamin Croxen`s age was 73and Ann`s 68. They died between this Census and the 1871 Census as they are not listed. William Hold and Anne Croxen were married in Little Harrowden, on Feb. 25th. 1848, in the Parish Church, according to the rites of the established Church Of England. William is full age and a Widower. His occupation. Labourer and his father William Hold. Anne is underage a Lace Maker and her father Benjamin Croxen. They both signed with their mark. William`s first marriage has not been found with certianty yet, except his wife was Anne. William had one son from this marriage called John born in Little Harrowden and christened on 11 Nov. 1843. His parents William and Anne Hold. Possibly another son called George was born and Christened in Little Harrowden on Nov.8 th. 1840. A George Hold died here in 1848. His first wife could have been one of the Ann Hold`s whose deaths are mentioned above. William Hold and Ann Croxen`s first child was born in Little Harrowden in March 1849. Her birth name was Hannah nd she was christened Anna on the 3rd. of June 1849. She is later called Mary Ann. William and Ann migrated to South Australia on the Osceola, a sailing ship of 769 tons. The Osceola sailed from Plymouth, England, on the 26th. Dec. 1850 and arrived at Port Adeliade on the 5th. of April 1851. It would have been a difficult and sad voyage for them. Ann was about 6 months pregnant. Their ages are Wiliam, 35, Ann 21, John 7, and Hannah 2. Hannah also called Mary Ann on the shipping lists, died on the voyage on the 22nd.of March 1851. The records of the Osceola state that a daughter was born to Ann Hold during the voyage. Later records show it was a boy, who was named Thomas. Thomas was born very close to the date of Mary Ann`s death. No details are known of the time William and Ann spent in South Australia. They were assisted Immigrants. A daughter was born in South Australia on the 12th. Aug 1853. She was named Mary Ann. Nothing more is known until 1854. On the 21st. of Sep in that year, their son Thomas died at Avoca in Victoria. His death certificate states he was born At Sea, his age was 3 years and 6 months. He was called a Gold Diggers Child. The cause of his death was from the effects of a cold the length of which was four months. His father, William was a Gold Digger and his mother was called Hannah. William signed with his mark. Thomas was buried in the Avoca cemetery on the 30th. Sep 1854. Wiliam and Ann probably left South Australia soon after Mary Ann`s birth to join the rush for gold in Victoria. It is not known as yet wether they came overland or by ship. In the same year of Thomas` death, Mary Ann Hold died also. She died on the 19th. Dec 1854. She died of Dysentry, which lasted two weeks. Like Thomas she is called Gold Diggers Child. Willim Hold, Gold Digger signed with his mark. Mary Ann`s mother was listed as Anne. Mary Ann was buried at Avoca the same day. Her age is given s One year and Four months. William Hold was born to William and Ann, according to his buriel record in 1856 at Linton near Ballarat. His birth was not regestered. Next to be born was Arthur on the 28th. of July 1857 at Green Hills , near Avoca and Ballarat. William was now called a Miner instead of Gold digger The next date William and Ann have been found is 1859. Another sad event occurred. Sarah Hold died on the 19th. Dec.1859, aged eight months. The cause of her death was Teething and Convulsions, the duration of which was three weeks. Baby Sarah died at Lamplough, and was buried at Avoca Cemetery on the 21st. Dec. William`s occupation was miner. Sarah birth was unregestered. Her death Certificate states she was born atBack Creek, near Amherst . This was near Avoca. There was a very large Gold rush from Back Creek to Lamplough on the weekend of the 26th- 27th of Nov. 1959 On the 31st. Dec 1861 a baby girl was born to William and Ann at Inglewood, another Gold rush town. Sadly she only lived for five minutes. There is lot of information on her birth certificate. It states William and Ann were both born at Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England. There were two living children, which would be William and Arthur. Six children were dead. Five of these would be Hannah also called Mary Ann, Thomas, Mary Ann, Sarah and this baby who was unnamed. This leaves one more. There is no record of John, from Williams first marriage having died. From Williams (Senior) death certificate it seems he was still alive on the 15th Sep 1895 as he is listed as living but age unknown. When this little unnamed daughter was born and died William is still a Miner. She was buried on the day of her birth in Old Inglewood Cemetery. The next event known is Ann`s death, which was on the 2nd July 1864 at Inglewood. She died of Inflamation of the Womb after confinement which lasted 43 hours. This little baby must have been born dead. Ann`s maiden name was spelt Scrockson instead of Croxen, which is the correct spelling. . She was buried on the 3rd. July in Old Inglewood Cemetery. A sad end to a sad life. While in Victoria, Ann would have never had a settled life and never a house to live in. As they followed the gold rushes from one place to another they most likely would have lived in a tent. Children had to be tough to survive the living conditions on the Gold Fields. In all probability Ann and William would not have heard from their families back in Northamptonshire, as neither of them could write. William Hold died on the 15 Sep 1895 at Julluker near Stawell, where he was a Farmer. He could not have found very much gold as records show him and his Sons Arthur And William as not being able to pay their land taxes. William died of Chronic Rheumatism and Chronic Bronchitis. He was buried in the Stawell cemetery on the 17th September. He was 84 years old. His first marriage is mentioned , but it is unknown to whom he was married. As stated above John appears to still be live but his age unknown . William's death certificate also shows John was from the first marriage. So far no record for John can be found in Victoria or any other State of Australia. He could have returned to England. The records of Stawell Cemetery show William was buried in the same grave as his son William (28.1.1921),Selina Bolton, William`s wife (26.3.1899), their sons, William Edward (22.11.1939)and John (15.4.1963).

    Notes:

    Birth:
    England Births and Christenings
    Name Ann Scroxton
    Gender Female
    Christening Date 13 Dec 1829
    Christening Date (Original) 13 DEC 1829
    Christening Place Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
    Father's Name Benjamin Scroxton
    Mother's Name Ann Scroxton
    "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch

    Nme: Ann Scroxton
    Age: 0
    Birth Date: Abt 1829
    Baptism Date: 13 Dec 1829
    Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
    Register Type: Parish Registers
    Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912

    Name: Benjamin Scroxton
    Age: 0
    Birth Date: Abt 1829
    Baptism Date: 13 Dec 1829
    Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
    Register Type: Parish Registers
    Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912

    Twin brother or juct baptized the same day

    England Births and Christenings
    Name Benjamin Scroxton
    Gender Male
    Christening Date 13 Dec 1829
    Christening Date (Original) 13 DEC 1829
    Christening Place Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
    Father's Name Benjamin Scroxton
    Mother's Name Ann Scroxton
    "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch

    First name(s) Thomas
    Last name Croxen
    Sex Male
    Marriage year 1895
    Spouse's first name(s) Carol
    Spouse's Last Name Burgess
    State Victoria
    Country Australia
    Record set Victoria Marriages 1836-1942
    (Vitoria Mariage Index)

    Birth date 27 Aug 1826
    Birthplace England
    Benjaman Croxen
    Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths
    Name Benjaman Croxen
    Event Date 29 Nov 1923
    Event Place Village of Peotone, Will Co., Ill.
    Gender Male
    Race white
    Age 97
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1826
    Birth Date 27 Aug 1826
    Birthplace England
    Father's Name Benj. Croxen
    Father's Birthplace England
    Mother's Name Mary Ann
    Mother's Birthplace England
    Occupation Farmer
    Spouse's Name Catherine Croxen
    Burial Date 03 Dec 1923
    "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch

    1841 England Census
    Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    No name given to this part of the village

    Ben Croxen, age, 50, where born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden Hundred,, Ag Lab
    Ann Croxen, age, 48, where born: Northamptonshire, Little Harrowden Northamptonshire Country: England
    John Croxen Age: 21, born, Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire
    Willm Croxen, age, 19, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Ann Croxen, age, 13, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Benn Croxen, age, 11, born in Northamptonshire, England Civil parish: Little Harrowden
    Arthur Croxen, age, 2, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden
    Hannah Croxen, age 8, born in Northamptonshire, England, Civil parish, Little Harrowden

    England and Wales Census, 1841
    Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
    Residence Note, no Name Given To This Part Of The Village
    Thos Croxen, age, 18, birthplace, Northamptonshire


    Died:
    Ann died aged 42 years of Inflamation of the Womb after childbirth which she had for 43 hours. She was the daughter of Benjamin Scrockson and Ann Scrockson.
    The only living children were William and Arthur
    (Source: Ann's death certificate).

    First name(s) Ann
    Last name Hold
    Age 42
    Sex Female
    Birth year 1822
    Death year 1864
    Father's name Scruckson Benja
    Mother's name Ann
    Death place -
    State Victoria
    Registration number 5968
    Victoria Deaths 1836-1985

    Notes:

    Married:
    William was a Widower, Full Age. His occupation a Labourer. Anne was a Miner (Under Age). Her occupation was Lacemaker [Source: Marriage Certificate]

    Children:
    1. Hannah/Mary Ann Hold was born 12 Dec 1848, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England; was christened 03 Jun 1849, Parish Church, Little Harrowden; died 22 Mar 1851, At Sea on the ship Osceola .
    2. Thomas Hold was born Mar 1851, At Sea on the Osceola; died 21 Sep 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia; was buried 30 Sep 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia.
    3. Mary Ann Hold was born 12 Aug 1853, Adelaide District, South Australia; died 19 Dec 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia; was buried 19 Dec 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia.
    4. William Hold was born Abt 1856, Linton near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia; died 28 Jan 1921, Pomonal, via Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 30 Jan 1921, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    5. 4. Arthur Hold was born 28 Jul 1857, Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia ; died 15 Feb.1925, St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; was buried 16 Feb.1925, Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
    6. Sarah Hold was born Apr 1859, Back Creek near Amherst, Victoria, Australia; died 19 Dec 1859, Lamplough, Victoria, Australia; was buried 20 Dec 1859, Avoca Cemetery, Avoca, Victoria, Australia.
    7. Unamed Girl Hold was born 31 Dec 1861, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia; died 31 Dec 1861, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia; was buried 31 Dec 1861, Old Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, Victoria Australia.
    8. Unamed Hold was born Jul 1864, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia.

  3. 10.  Louis MetzgerLouis Metzger was born 24 Dec 1820, Mollkirch, Department of Bas - Rhin, Alsace, France (son of Louis Metzger and Odile Kammerlocher); died 16 Mar 1903, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctor's Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 18 Mar.1903, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: Jan 1855, From Strasbourg, France to Victoria, Australia; Louis and Elizabeth Metzger and their daughter Louisa, emigrated from Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France, on the French Ship Lucie which sailed from the French Port of Dieppe in Jan 1855 and arrived at the Port of Melbourne on 8 Mar 1855. From the Passenger List of the Lucie in French Louis Metzger, age 28, son of Louis and Odil Kammerlocker, his wife aged 28 was the daughter of Pierre Hauri and Marie Loustau. They came from Strasbourg. (Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839?1923 ) Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839 -1923 Name: Louis Melzger Estimated birth year: abt 1827 Age: 28 Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923 Family Name First Name Age Month Year Family Name: METZGER: First Name: LOUIS: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- WIFE WITH: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- INFANT WITH : Age: 1: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Name: Louis Metzger Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Nationality: French
    • Arrival: 7 Mar 1855, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co., agents. Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855
    • Arrival: 27 Mar 1855, Mariners and ships in Australian Waters; Mariners and ships in Australian Waters LUCIE OF DIEPPE, A. VASSELIN, MASTER, BURTHEN 615 TONS FROM THE PORT OF MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, 27TH MARCH, 1855
    • Departure: 9 May 1855, Empire, Sydney, New South Wales; SHIPPING PASSAGE TO ENGLAND, VIA FRANCE, FOR DIEPPE. The superb French Clipper Ship LUCIE. 615 tons register, Captain Vattelin. From her superior accommndation and sailing qualities, this vessel presents a most desirable conveyance for passengers procceding either to England or the Continent. Between Dieppe and Southampton, steamers ply twice a day, and London is reached in 13 or 14 hours. For further particulars, apply to tho Commander on board or to KIRCHENER AND CO., 691 Wynyard-street. Transcribed from the "Empire,Sydney, NSW," Wednesday 9 May 1855
    • Land: 1861, Victoria; First Name: Louis Last Name: Metzger Title: Year: 1861 Subject: Title Deeds Page: 928 Country: Australia State: Victoria Location: Record set: Victoria government gazettes (Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900)
    • Personal: 1861, Bell Vue Vineyard, Concongella Creek, Stawell; Frenchman, Jean Pierre Trouette, was one who had great difficulty obtaining a block in Great Western, and it was only after much persistence, that, in about 1862, he was permitted to purchase a small allotment on the Concongella Creek. Trouette was born in 1833, in the town of Estampes, in the south of France, and was one of many Europeans attracted to the Australian gold rushes in the 1850's. Brother and sister, Emile and Marie Blampied, from a farming family, were two others drawn to the antipodes from France during the same period. They made their long journey south in 1852, when Marie was 20, and Emil 15, leaving home without informing their parents. The three Gallic fortune seekers met at Daylesford in 1856, where Jean Pieerre married Marie, and formed a mining partnership with Emil. Two years later they joined the rush to Great Western. Trouette from a wine growing area of France, began to believe that the vine could also flourish in the gravelly and sandy, undulating country about the gold field, so, although some locals called them "fools", in 1863, he and Blampied began planting vines on their plot beside the creek. The two men were actually not the first grape growers in the district. Many of the early spuatters planted vines, as well as fruit trees around their homesteads, and in 1861, at Concongella, near Stawell, another Frenchman, Louis Metzger, had also managed to secure a block of land on the Concongella Creek. He began a vineyard the same year, two years before his compatriots ten kilometres upstream. Being closer to the large population of Stawell, Metzger had an additional difficulty to combat to those faced by Trouette and Blampied; that of the townsfolk who were fond of of grapes crossing over Big Hill to raid his vines. In 1874, the two families were joined, when Emile Blampied married Louisa Metzger, the eldest daughter of Louis. (From Good Country For A Grant, A history of the Stawell Shire, by Robert Kingston. First published 1989)
    • Personal: 1861, Bell Vue Vineyard, Youlden's Bridge, Concongella Creek, Stawell; It is not generally known as it should be that Mr. Louis Metzger, of Concongella Creek, whose holding is situated near Youlden's Bridge, was the pioneer vine-planter in this district with a view to producing wine. As a Frenchman from from a province in his native country in which he had been familiar with vineyard culture he possessed exceptional knowledge on the subject. He quickly released that it would be profitable on the plot of land which he had purchased from the Government, at a price beyond its intrinsic value for ordinary cultivation. His experiment , though only on a small scale, was moderately successful and the example being followed by neighbours marked the very earliest commencement of the wine producing interest, the ultimate importance of which none can tell. Everything was against Mr. Metzger at first: he had to fence in and cultivate a piece of wilderness, beside having to endure the ravages of native birds and other bush enemies, his orchard and vineyard, even during noon-day were robbed by mischievous boys, whose drepredations it was almost impossible to repress. Still, he persevered and proved to his neighbors that the soil and climate were suitable for vine culture, and that good palatable wine could be produced as well as luscious fruit. Taking the vine growers of the district in rotation as regards their commencing to plant Messrs. Trouette and Blampied of St. Peter?s Vineyard, Great Western, and the late Mr. Joe Best, of the same locality, were the next in the order of succession. -. The late Mr Trouette and his partner Mr. Blampied , though not reaping the reward their industry and enterprise merited , did much towards establishing the reputation of Great Western wines and the same must be said for of Mr Jos. Best. - (Stawell: Past and Present by Maynard Ord, published in 1896. Reproduced in 1999 by The Stawell Historical Society).
    • Land: 1865, Stawell, Victoria; First Name: Louis Last Name: Metzger Title: Year: 1865 Subject: Title Deeds Page: 1032 Country: Australia State: Victoria Location: Stawell Record set: Victoria government gazettes (Government Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900)
    • Awards: 20 Mar 1865, The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria; ARARAT. The fifth exhibition in connexion with the Ararat Agricultural Society There was a sharp competition for the prize in grapes between Mr. Metzgar, of Pleasant Creek, and Mr. Little, of Eversley. The exhibits of the former commended much admiration, not oniy on account of the sizes of the bunches but also because of their rich flavour. Mr. Little?s display was much more profuse than that of Mr. Metzgar, but the judges gave the prize to the latter. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 20 March 1865 - Page 6
    • Interests: 1869
    • Interests: 1869
    • Interests: 1869
    • Awards: 28 Aug 1869, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. (ABRIDGED FROM THE ARARAT AND PLEASANT CREEK ADVERTISER. AUG. 20.) The first show of the above society came off yesterday at Pleasant Creek, and was a great success. The weather was fine, and visitors poured in during the whole of the earlier part of the day, to find the arrangements for their convenience admirably well devised, considering that this is the first show of a very young society. In wines there was a very fair amount of competition; for the best white wine of any age the first prize was taken by Messrs. Bryce and Chalmers; for that of 1868 first prize, Louis Metzger, of Concongella, and Trouette and Blancpied, of the Great Western, the second prize; for that of 1869 Louis Metzger, first prize. In the red wines, for the best half dozen of any age. Trouette and Blancpied, first prize, and Mooney Brothers, of Mooney's Gap, Avoca road, second prize; for that of 1868, Messrs. Mooney Brothers, first prize; for that of 1869, Messrs. Frey and Co. first prize, and Messrs. Trouette and Blancpied, second prize. It will be seen that, with only two exceptions, the prize-takers for wines are well-known growers in this district. For the best hogshead Colonial Ale the first prize was awarded to Mr. Powell, of the Excelsior Brewery, Stawell; Mr.Crawford, of the Ararat Brewery, obtaining honourable mention. A novel exhibit was made by Mr. Samuel Wilson, of Longerenong, in the shape of ostrich feathers. We append as complete a list of prizes as our reporter was able to obtain, his efforts not being a little impeded by a want of courtesy on the part of some of the officials. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 28 August 1869
    • Awards: 14 Oct 1869, The Ballarat Argricultural Show; THE BALLARAT AGRICULTURAL SHOW. Thursday was the great day at the Annual Show of the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society, and the yards were crowded, over 10,000 persons being present during the day. The following is the list of prize-takers and exhibitors. Exhibitors in the classes in which prizes were awarded yesterday: CLASS L.-COLONIAL LIQUORS. Section 3- Twelve bottles of red wine, vintage of 1867 or 1868 (made in the colonies and exhibited by grower)-First prize, £3; second, £2; third, £1. First prize, Alfred Lester, Ballarat; third, James Kerr, Buninyong; nc. second prize awarded. Other exhibitors, Louis Metzger, Pleasant Creek Reefs; Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Stawell, vintage of 1868; Weber Bros., Leigh Road. Section 4-: Twelve bottles of white wine, of the vintage of 1867 or 1868 (made in the colonies and exhibited by grower)-: First prize, £3; second, £2; third, £1. First prize, Alfred Lester, Ballarat; second, Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, Stawell, vintage of 1868; third, Louis Metzger, Pleasant Creek Reefs. Other exhibitors, Weber Bros., Leigh road. Transcribed from "The Ballarat Star, Victoria," Friday 15 October 1869
    • Awards: 27 Aug 1870, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (FROM THE ARARAT PLEASANT CREEK ADVERTISER, AUG. 19.) CLASS D.-WINE. Section 1.-Best half-dozen white wine of any age, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. Section 2.-Best half-dozen red wine, of any age, £2, L. Metzgar. Section 3.-Best half-dozen white wine, of 1868, £1, J. P. Trouette. Section 4.-Best half-dozen red wine, of 1867, £2. No competitor. Section 6.-Best half-dozen white wine, of 1869, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. Section 6.-Best half-dozen red wine, of 1869, £2, L. Metzgar; J. P. Trouette, honourable mention. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 27 August 1870
    • Fire: 13 Mar 1872, The Ballarat Star, Victoria; The fire which occurred at the homestead of Mr Louis Metzger, of Concongella Creek, has, we (Ararat Advertiser) are sorry to say, destroyed all the property possessed by the proprietor. Mr Metzger was not insured, and about £lOOO is the amount of the loss which has been sustained; only a box, some papers, a couple of chairs, and the horses were saved; The fire was caused we learn, by the, igniting of a dress, which was hanging against the wall. All the crop of. wheat, consisting; of 20 bags, 1500 gallons of wine, the dwelling, outhouses, and barn were destroyed. A great deal of sympathy (which is likely to assume a very tangible form) is expressed for Mr Metzger. Subscription lists are now being carried round. The Ballarat Star, Victoria, Wednesday, 13 March 1872
    • Awards: 29 Mar 1873, The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria; WIMMERA DISTRICT PASTORAL AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (FROM THE ARARAT ADVERTISER, MARCH 21 FRUITS &c.-(Judges-Messrs. Clarke, Thompson, and McEvoy) Apples (three varieties)-First prize- Trouette and Blampied, second prize T. Metcalf. Fruits-First prize- Trouette and Blampied, second second prize, T Metcalf, L. Metzgar highly commended. Collection of Wine Grapes-Prize Trouette and Blampied, L. Metzgar, hon. mention. WINES-. (Judges-Messrs. True, B. Smith, Aeschimann, Holbing, Bercich, and Dr. Sharpe.)- Red Wine (under two years of age)-First prize Trouette and Blampied, second prize L. Metzgar. White Wine (under two years of age)-First and second prizes Joseph Best. Red Wine (any age)-First prize' Trouette and Blampied, second prize Joseph Best. White Wine (any age)-First prize Joseph Best, second prize Trouete and Blampied. The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 29 March 1873
    • Awards: 17 Oct 1877, The Argus Melbourne, Victoria; THE NATIONAL SHOW AT STAWELL. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] (From our own correspondent.) STAWELL, Thursday. The judges to-day completed their adjudications upon the wine exhibits, the number and quality of which showed the importance attached to the prizes offered. For the champion prize, value £20, for the best collections of wines the produce of the colonies, three varieties of red and white, there were nine entries namely -Mr. Fletcher, Warrion Vineyard, Colac, James Kelman, Brankstone ; the South Australian Vineyard Association , A. Bruhn, Emu Creek, Sandhurst ; J. Best, Great Western ; Trouette and Blampied, Great Western ; and Louis Metzger, StawelL. The same parties also competed for the champion prize of £10, For the red wine there were several competitors, and in addition to those mentioned was J. Griffenbagen, from Sandhurst. In section one there were entries from the following -Messrs. Fletcher, Kelman, N.S W. ; Bruhn, A. Fox Griffenhagen, J, and H Best, Trouette and Blampied, Metzger,G A Smith (Wahgunyah), and F. Cnppahburn. In section two the same exhibitors competed, with the addition of Mr. C. T. Sutherland. In section three there were 11 exhibitors, consisting of those already mentioned, and Messrs. Brierly and Wilson, Eversley, near Ararat. In section four, also, there was a large collection of exhibits contributed by vignerons whose names are included in the above. The champion prize of £20 was carried off by Mensrs. Trouette and Blampied, who were the first to undertake the cultivation of the vine at Great Western. The following is the result of the judges. Aawards: CLASS N. Colonial Wines (Grown hy Exhibitor) -Champion Prize, £20-.Best Collection of Wines (the produce of the colonies) three varieties of red wine and three varieties of white wine-Trouette and Blampied, Great Western. Best six Bottles of Colonial Red Wine, over three years of age-First Louis Metzger, Concongella Creek. Best Six Bottles Colonial White Wine, under two years of age-First, Jas. Kelman: second, Trouette and Blampied. Transcribed from "The Argus Melbourne, Victoria,"Wednesday 17 October 1877
    • Awards: 14 Apr 1881, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AWARDS. WINES. Victoria. L Metzger, Stawell, white muscat, 1872. Joseph Best, Great Western, sauterne, 1876, Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, sauterne No 1, 1874, chablis No 2, 1874 (two awards) J.Best, Great Western, claret, 1878. Trouette and Blampied, Great Western, claret 1878, L Metzger, Stawell, claret 1878. Trouette and Blampied, Great Western champagne, 1875 Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Thursday 14 April 1881
    • Personal: 21 May 1882, Victoria Police Gazette document; HENRY JONES absconded from his licensed service with Louis Metzger, vigneron , Concongella Creek, via Stawell, on the 9th inst. Description :-About 14 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, square build , dark complexion and hair, strong healthy appearance; wore a dark tweed suit and black soft-felt hat.-O.4375. 21st May, 1892. Collection Courts & Legal - HENRY JONES absconded from his licensed service with Louis Metzger, vigneron , Concongella Creek, via Stawell, on the 9th inst. Description :-About 14 years of age, 4 feet 6 inches high, square build , dark complexion and hair, strong healthy appearance; wore a dark tweed suit and black soft-felt hat.-O.4375. 21st May, 1892. Collection Courts & Legal-Victoria Police Gazette document (FindmyPast)
    • Personal: 4 Nov 1883, Advocate, Parramatta, New South Wales; Fruitgrowers? Notes. As a cure for oidium, it is said by M. Paul do Castella to be more powerful than sulphur. Applied to peach trees, ST.- Louis Metzgar, of the Bellevue Vineyard, Victoria, says it prevents fungoid diseases to which those trees are liable The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Saturday 4 November 1893 - Page 6
    • Land: 26 Aug 1893, The Mildura Cultivator, Victoria; Par-Oidium As a cure for oidium, it is said by M. Paul de Castelia to be more powerful than sulpher. Applied to peach-trees, M. Louis Metzger, of the Belleview Vineyard, Victoria, says it prevents fungoid diseases to which those trees are liable. Other able vignerons and orchardists also bear flattering testominy to its beneficial effects, and it is certainly worth trying by the Mildura growers. Transcribed from "The Mildura Cultivator, Victoria", Saturday 26 August 1893
    • Interests: 1894, RMS Catalogue of Exhibits 1894 - The Royal Agricultural Society; ,.. ADVERTISEMENTS. PAR-OIDIUM M. A Host Powerful Insecticide, and Guaranteed to DESTROY Oidium Mildew, Vine Parasites. Chlorosis and all Parasitical Insects of Plants, Vegetable Gardens, &c. TESTIMONIALS. GREAT WESTERN, 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, In reply to your favour of the 24th ult., we have much pleasure in informing you that we have tried the PAROIDIUM on peach trees, and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines also submitted to this treatment have given great satisfaction. Yours faithfully, (Signed) TROUETTE & BLAMPIED, St. Peter's Vineyard 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, Your favour of the 24th ult. duly to hand. I have much pleasure in informing you that I have tried the PAR-OIDIUM on peach trees and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines submitted to this treatment have a fine aspect, and the difference between these and those not treated is remarkable. Yours truly, (Signed) LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek. St. Peter's Vineyard, Great Western and Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek.
    • Interests: 1894, RMS Catalogue of Exhibits 1894 - The Royal Agricultural Society; ADVERTISEMENTS. PAROIDIU M. A Host Powerful Insecticide, and Guaranteed to DESTROY Oidium Mildew, Vine Parasites. Chlorosis and all Parasitical Insects of Plants, Vegetable Gardens, &c. TESTIMONIALS. GREAT WESTERN, 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, In reply to your favour of the 24th ult., we have much pleasure in informing you that we have tried the PAROIDIUM on peach trees, and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines also submitted to this treatment have given great satisfaction.?Yours faithfully, (Signed) TROUETTE & BLAMPIED, St. Peter's Vineyard 8th February, 1893. Dear Sirs, Your favour of the 24th ult. duly to hand. I have much pleasure in informing you that I have tried the PAR-OIDIUM on peach trees and the result obtained is really very satisfactory. The vines submitted to this treatment have a fine aspect, and the difference between these and those not treated is remarkable. Yours truly, (Signed) LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek.
    • Interests: 27 Jan 1894, Leader, Melbourne, Victoria; Mr. Metzger, an Alsatian, was the first to establish a vineyard on Doctor?s Creek, in the immediate neighborhood of Great Western After him came Messrs. Trouette and Blampied, who planted vines on the banks of Concongella Creek in the early sixties. They hnd n good local market selling grapes to the diggers. Then they started wine making, and the thirsty gold seekers in the district drank all they could make. This vineyard they named St. Peter's. Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 27 January 1894 - Page 30
    • Electoral Roll: 1903, Doctor's Creek, Stawell; VICTORIA ELECTORAL ROLL 1903 Division of Grampians - Polling Place -Parish of Stawell No 117: METZGER, Louis: Place of Living: Doctor's Creek: Occupation: vigneron No 118: METZGER, Jules: Place of Living: Doctor's Creek: Occupation: vigneron
    • Death Notice: 17 Mar 1903, Doctors Creek, Stawell; Stawell News & Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Tuesday 17th. March 1903- " It will be learnt with general regret that Mr. Louis Metzger, of Doctors Creek, died yesterday at about one o`clock. The deceased had been ailing for some time, and his demise was not unexpected. He had reached the advanced age of 82 years at the time of his death, and was a very old resident of the district. His wife predeceased him about 11 months ago, and he leaves a grown up family to mourn his loss. The funeral will leave his residence at Doctor`s Creek at 2.30 o`clock tomorrow afternoon".
    • Funeral Notice: 17 Mar 1903, Stawell, Victoria; Stawell News& Pleasant Creek Chronicle, Tuesday 17th. March 1903- The friends of the late Mr. Louis Metzger are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Stawell Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence Doctor`s Creek, TOMORROW (Wendesday) AFTERNOON at half past two 0`clock. F. Crouch, Undertaker
    • Obituary: 19 Mar 1903, The Ballarat Star, Victoria; OBITUARY. The death is reported of Mr Louis Metzger, vigneron, of Doctor's Creek, which occurred at his residence on Monday afternoon. Deceased, who was 82 years of age, had been unwell for some time, and gradually growing worse passed quietly away. The deceased gentleman was a very old colonist, and had resided in this district most of the time, being highly respected by all who knew him. Mrs Metzger died about 11 months ago. He leaves a grown up family of one son and two daughters to mourn their loss. The Ballarat Star, Victoria, Thursday, 19 March 1903
    • Probate: 28 Mar 1903, The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria; NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of 14 days from the publication hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of the State of Victoria in its Probate jurisdiction that PROBATE of the WILL and codicil thereto of LOUIS METZGER, late of Stawell, in the said state, vigneron, deceased may be granted to Charles Francis Lloyd (In the said will named Charles Lloyd) of Sugarloaf near Great Western, in the said state, farmer, and Angus McLennan, of Doctor's Creek near Stawell aforesaid farmer, the executors named in and appointed by the said will. Dated this 26th day of March 1903 WILLIAM LINDSAY, Main street Stawell, proctor for the applicants. Transcribed from from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria", Saturday, 28 March 1903
    • Interests: 21 May 1910, Weekly Times,(Melbourne, Victoria; STAWELL, March 13. The principal industry in this district is fruit and vines. Mr L. Metzer, of Doctor's Creek, about three miles from here, is the pioneer of the vine industry, having started it as far back as the early 60?s. Messrs Trouette and Blampied, of Great Western, were the next to begin. Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 May 1910 - Page 43

    Notes:

    Pioneer farmers on small lots grew grapes: Louis F. Metzger, a Frenchman, had a small vineyard near Youlden's bridge . He sold his wine in flagons in Stawell, and Mrs. Metzger drove a cobered wagon into town with the produce.
    (From Shepherd's Gold, C.E. Sayers, 1966)

    It was in the 1850's that vines, sourced from Geelong were first planted in Great Western by Frenchman Louis Metzger. He was shortly followed by fellow immigrants Blampied and Trouette before the more famous brothers Joseph and Henry Best established vineyards and wineries on opposite sides of the main road from Melbourne to Adelaide and adjacent to Concongella Creek. Back then the road was still being used by Cobb & Co. as a stage-route, transporting gold from the area. By the turn of the century there were over 100 vignerons in the district cultivation about 2000 acres of vines.

    Louis Metzger named his vineyard Bell Vue.

    He showed his wines in the First District Agricultural Show at Stawell,on the 19 Aug 1869, and was successful . He was a Vigneron until his death.


    Department of Bas Rhine.
    The department is named ("Lower-Rhine") after the river Rhin.
    The department is made of Lower-Alsace, to which the cantons of La Petite-Pierre and Sarre-Union, former possessions of the House of Deux-Ponts and Hanau, were added in 1792
    The General Council of the department of Bas- Rhin (the former Lower Alsace), also located in Strasbourg, flies the banner of Lower Alsace.
    The General Council of Haut- Rhin (the former Upper-Alsace), located in Colmar, flies the banner of Upper-Alsace.

    Mollkirch is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France

    Mollkirch: the town, its history ...
    The town
    Mollkirch is a village with a population of 650 situated in the Vosges 40 kilometres to the west of Strasbourg at an altitude of 320 metres. The name Mollkirch is derived from Magel-Kirch, then Mahlkirch, the church of the river Magel. The name Mahlkirch is mentioned as early as 1220. We can deduce that a church already existed at the date.
    Mollkirch used to be based on forestry, also agricultural with a few farms. The tradition of sheep breeding still exists in the village, but these animals have been superseded by livery horses. Mollkirch has become popular for its livery stables over the last few years. There are also fruit trees (cherries, mirabelle plums, quetsches (local damsons), apples and walnuts).
    Mollkirch still has a large sawmill and a company selling forestry vehicles on its territory, both situated in the Bruche valley outside the village. In the village there is also a carpenter and a joiner.

    Mollkirch: History.
    The first signs of human life in the area are the Celtic tumuli (dating somewhere from 800BC) which are located in the Bannholz woods just next to the road from Mollkirch to Gresswiller. Excavations were carried out at the beginning of the 20th century and the meagre findings are to be found in the Historical Museum in Haguenau. To find the tumuli, stop on the level plateau as you come from Mollkirch. The tumuli are opposite a group of larches which suffered badly in the Boxing Day 1999 storm.
    Gallo-roman remains
    The most interesting gallo-roman site within easily walkable distance is the Purpurkopf which can be reached from the Fackenthal campsite. The Purpurkopf is a hilltop fortified by several stone walls with its own well. Do not forgot to visit the Pagan wall at the Mont Saint Odile.
    Mediaeval history
    The history of Mollkirch is quite rich, as it is closely linked to that of its castle, the Guirbaden, perched high on a strategic point overlooking the Magel valley. From 1225 to the French Revolution Mollkirch belonged to the Bishopric of Strasbourg.
    It was indeed in Mollkirch that the peasants revolt began. In March 1525 the inhabitants of Mollkirch rose up against the Rathsamhausen lords.
    Mollkirch is a traditionally catholic village with its church dating from 1837. The Klosterie Chapel, dating back to 1135 and a listed historical building, is to be found at the far end of Laubenheim and is by far the oldest building in the village.

    Strasbourg, France
    Strasbourg (Alsatian, Strossburi; German, Strassburg) is located in the strategical crossroad between the Romanic and Germanic areas, materialized by the Rhine river. Its Latin name, Strateburgum (the City of the Roads) emphasized its importance.




    Birth:
    The birth date of Louis Metzger is taken from his first marriare record in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Né le 24 décembre 1820 (dimanche)-Mollkirch,67190,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,FRANCE
    Caporal tamboMarriage Certificate of Louis Metzger and Elisabeth Haurie France)

    Born 24 December 1820 (Sunday)-Mollkirch, 67299, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France

    Caporal tambour au 65ème Régiment de ligne
    Caporal tambour=Drum Corporal

    Louis, Elisabeth and Marie Louise Metzger left Dieppe, France on the clipper ship Lucie, on 5 Dec 1854 and arrived in Victoria on 7 Mar 1855

    SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
    March 6.-Lucie, French ship, 614 tons, R. Vasselin, from Dieppe 5th December, with 209 second cabin passengers. Montefiore, Graham and Co.,
    agents.
    Transcribed from "The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria," Wednesday 7 March 1855

    By 6 Dec 1855 Louis Metzger was living at Chinaman's flat near Maryborough, Victoria

    Victorine Metzger was born on 6 Dec 1855 at Mount Moliagul. Her birth was registered in Maryborough on 11 Nov 1856 by Louis Metzger, Chinaman's Flat, storekeeper.

    Jules Metzger Metzger's birth was also registered in Maryborough in 1857

    Pleasant Creek Gold Memorial
    Granite memorial commemorates the centenary of the discovery of gold at Pleasant Creek in 1853.
    Gold was first discovered in Pleasant Creek near this memorial in May 1853, by William McLachlan, a hut keeper (or shepherd) employed by a Dr. Blunden. McLachlan found gold after panning in the Pleasant Creek, which was at that time part of Blunden's Concongella Station.
    This small find drew prospectors to the area which resulted in the large gold rush of 1857.
    Discoverers of new goldfields were usually rewarded by the Gold Fields Reward Board but McLachlan's claim was disallowed as he was not directly responsible for the later finds.

    LOUIS METZGER, Bellevue Vineyard, Concongella Creek

    Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell

    Eugenie's birth 5 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek (Stawell)

    The Maryborough field opened in 1853, although it is said that the existence of gold in this area was known from 1848. A rush began in July 185

    AT GREAT WESTERN.
    BY ?THE VAGABOND.?

    In the golden days of the late fifties the Great Western Diggings had a population of many
    thousands living under canvas. The banks of ConcongeIIa Creek proved an Eldorado to many
    Only 11 miles from Ararat, it was included in what was known as the ?Ararat goldfields?

    Mr. H. Clark, late of the Ararat Asylum, was the first to plant vines in this district, on the
    slopes of Mount Ararat. But he did not succeed, the grapes did not ripen. In his own
    words he got ?too high.?

    Mr. Metzger, an Alsatian, was the first to establish a vineyard on Doctor's Creek, in the immediate neighbourhood of Great Western. After him came Messrs. Trouette and Blampied, who planted vines on the banks of Concongella Creek in the early sixties. They had a good local market selling grapes to the diggers. Then they started wine making, and the thirsty gold
    seekers in the district drank all they could make. This vineyard they named St. Peter's.
    Article - Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935)Saturday 27 January 1894 - Page 30


    History-Made the Grampian Way

    The Grampians is one of Australia's oldest wine regions with continuous production dating from the 1860?s!

    The story begins with the planting of Belle Vue Vineyard in 1861 by Louis Metzger on the banks of the Concongella Creek near the township of Stawell. Louis Metzger emigrated from Alsace, France and arrived in Australia in 1855, no doubt in search of fortune on the Victorian goldfields.

    Metzger's industry soon caught on and over the course of the next three decades vineyards flourished around the hills and valleys of the Grampians region. The original St Peter's Vineyard (Great Western) was planted in 1863, the Emerald Vineyard (Ararat) in 1864, and others such as the Ingor Vineyard at Mount Ararat and the Swiss Vineyard at Mount Langi Ghiran all point to a thriving viticultural community. According to a newspaper article published in the Ararat Advertiser, by 1893 the area of vines under cultivation had grown to 2000 acres across the various sub-regions of the Grampians.

    Our greatest success story from this period came in the person of Hans Irvine, dubbed by London's Punch magazine, the wine king of Australia. Irvine was a dominant force in the region, purchasing two thirds of the total production and picking up international awards with his Claret, Hock, Chablis, Burgundy, and Hermitage as well as pioneering sparkling production in Australia (NB: these wine names are no longer permitted for Australian produced wines). His own property, Great Western Vineyard, he purchased in 1888 from the estate of Joseph Best and is now the well-known Seppelt Great Western Vineyard. It features the unique underground drives, the most extensive wine cellars in the southern hemisphere, constructed by ex-goldminers.

    Quietly working in the background and laying the foundations for one of Australia?s most enduring wine brands, was Joseph Best's brother, Henry Best, the founder in 1866 of Best's Great Western Wines. The original wine cellar and one of the rarest collections of vines in the world can be visited today and reflect the pioneering spirit that forged the Grampians Wine Region.

    After such a promising start the region suffered a series of setbacks in common with other wine producing regions in Victoria, beginning with the economic depression of the 1890?s. This along with droughts and crop failures saw fortunes dwindle and producers move away from winegrapes to other agricultural enterprises. It would take the prodigious talents of an Australian wine legend to forever secure this region?s reputation for quality wine production. In 1932 Colin Preece became the manager of the Seppelt Great Western Vineyard and went on to become one Australia's leading lights in the production of sparkling and table wines. In 1953-55 he released Moyston Claret, Chalambar Burgundy, Arawatta Riesling and Rhymney Chablis, each of these wines went on to become classics of their day and herald the modern era of the Australian wine industry.

    Preece was followed by modern day legends, Viv Thomson at Bests, Trevor Mast at Mount Langi Ghiran and Ian McKenzie at Seppelt. Together they set down the blueprint for a modern style of Shiraz and in doing so, announced the signature variety for the Grampians region. It is likely that Joseph Best introduced Shiraz to the Grampians region in the 1860?s and while always a consistent performer it has had to suffer the whims and fates of our boom and bust industry. Today it has assumed its rightful place as our hero varietal producing a long-lived medium bodied wine of incredible length and balance, its fine and supple frame overflowing with berry and spice flavours.

    As the world continues to shrink and our knowledge of wine grows, new varieties will be planted and new techniques developed to produce wines that excite and challenge the wine loving public. But whatever changes may come you can rely on the pioneering spirit of our founders to live on in our winemakers and grape growers.

    Bellviue Vineyard

    In the early 1890s, Bellevue was extended to 200 acres, including twenty-eight under vines and fifteen under fruit trees. As a complement to the vineyard, a large cellar had been built, as well as a storeroom of hardwood with double walls to maintain a low and even temperature for the aging process.

    Metzger cultivated several different grape varieties,notably the sylvaner, imported from his native country of Alsace. François de Castella stated that he had never seen this type of grape anywhere else before in Victoria, which would indicate that Metzger was the first to introduce it in the colony

    Louis Metzger
    Shepherd's gold : the story of Stawell. / C.E. Sayers.
    Author: Sayers, C. E. (Charles Edward)
    Year: 1966

    Grapes and gold : glimpses of early Great Western / Arthur Kuehne. - 1980

    John Bull's Vineyard: Australian Sketches
    By Hubert De Castella



    The French in Victoria: Vignerons in the goldfields or gold-diggers in the vineyards? (1850s?1870s
    Page 108

    Great Western page 112

    Louis Metzger

    Dunstan, Better than Pommard, 119.

    The Stawell Times and Wimmera Advertiser, 4 October 1889, "The Viticultural Industry; 15 April 1891, The Coming Industry."

    Journal of the Board of Viticulture for Victoria, 10 March 1892, 78.

    Anne Marie and Emile Blampied and Jean Pierre Trouette

    Dunstan mentions "Bourthecourt" in the département of Marthe, but this department does not exist. It might be a misspelling in Dunstan's source. It is more likely referring to Burthecourt-aux-Chênes in the département of Meurthe-et-Moselle, which is in Lorraine, north-east France. See Dunstan, Better than Pommard, 119.

    Castella, Notes d'un vigneron.41.""Early Victorian Winegrowing."

    The Ararat Advertiser, 16 July 1914, 3. Great Western & Trouette Family, from M. F. Trouette's Scrapbook,"A", 1-2, typescript, SLV.

    The Ballarat Star, 18 October 1877, 3.

    Castella, Notes d'un vigneron.40-49.85Ibid., 43-44

    France of the southern hemisphere: transferring a European wine model to colonial Australia Mikaël Pierre

    To cite this version: Mikaël Pierre. "France of the southern hemisphere?: transferring a European wine model to colonial Australia. History. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III; University of Newcastle (NSW,Australie)


    The Age - Oct 20, 1968

    Like the Ancient Marriner who drew the wedding guest aside, Ivan Carr a bush lean penisoner from Castlemaine, confronted me before I set out to the Wine Banquet last night.
    " Let me tell you about the best vintage of all," said Ivan Carr screwing up his eyes "I was an orphan adopted by Louis Metzger who had a Stawell vinyard. Two racing gents came from Sydney for some of our grapes"

    "Father gave them Whaltam cross and muscatel, Lady's Finger and Dorradilla. "What a fiest", said the gent. "Now I'll give you something. Black Murray King in the Sydney Cup".

    "Father" ' said, "Please give me ten bob to back Murray King". 'I'll give you nothing' he said. So I packed all my goods on a cart to run away.

    "Mother saw this and said, "Give him something father". So he gave me five bob.

    I went down to the Stawell Gift-only a shaver-and put the money on the horse".
    "Murray King came home at 200 to one. I stuffed the notes in my shirt and ran home, and in the excitement they all fell out at the dinner table."

    Ivan Carr began a lifetime of betting the four footed lottery. But he never had another coup like that. "Tell them at Wine week that the 1926 Stawell Grape Crop made the best win of all", said the ancient vintager".

    [From Golden to Music, Briefing by Michael Ryan]

    Louis Metzger. Possibly Jules Metzger.

    STAWELL, March 13.
    The principal industry in this district is fruit and vines. Mr L. Metzer, of Doctor's Creek, about three miles from here, is the pioneer of the vine industry, having started it as far back as the early 60's. Messrs Trouette and Blampied, of Great Western, were the next to begin.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 May 1910 - Page 43



    Died:
    Information on Death Certificate
    Death, 16 March 1903 at Doctors Creek, Shire of Stawell, County of Borung: Louis Metzger, Vigneron, age 82 years. the cause of death was Pneumonia and Bronchitis for 10 days and Heart Desease for several years.
    Louis Metzger was born in Mollkirch, France and his parents were Louis Metzger, Farmer and Odile Ramerlocher. The Informant of his death was his son Jules Metzger of Doctor's Creek near Stawell.
    Louis was buried on 19 Mar 1903 in Stawell Cemetery, by the Rev Denis R Howell, Roman Catholic Clergyman.
    He was married , at age not known, to Eliza Lloyd formally Murray. He was previously married at Strasbourg to Elizabeth Haurie. Age not known.
    The childen by his first marriage were, Louis, dead: Marie Louise age 49 years, Victorine, 47 years, Jules 45 years and Eugenie, 40 years. By second marriage, no issue

    Note
    On Louis Metzger's Marriage record in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France, his parents are Louis Metzger and Odile Kammerlocher
    Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Louis married Élisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie 29 Aug 1854, Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France. Élisabeth (daughter of Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau) was born 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France ; died 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Feb 1868, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria . [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Élisabeth /Elizabeth HaurieÉlisabeth /Elizabeth Haurie was born 24 May 1826, Nablas, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Department of Bas, France (daughter of Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau); died 07 Feb 1868, Pleasant Creek {Stawell}. Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Feb 1868, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: 1855, From France to Victoria, Australia; Louis and Elizabeth Metzger and their daughter Louise, emigrated from Strasbourg, Department of Bas, France, on the French Ship Lucie which sailed from the French Port of Dieppe in Jan 1855 and arrived at the Port of Melbourne on 8 Mar 1855. Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839 -1923 Name: Louis Melzger Estimated birth year: abt 1827 Age: 28 Arrival Date: 8 Mar 1855 Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia Departure Port: Dieppe Ship: Lucie Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923 Family Name First Name Age Month Year Ship Port Fiche Page Family Name: METZGER: First Name: LOUIS: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- WIFE WITH: Age: 28: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011 Family Name: METZGER: ---- INFANT WITH : Age: 1: Month: MAR: Year: 1855: Ship: LUCIE: Port: F: Fiche: 031: Page: 011

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Élisabeth HAURIE
    Elizabeth's birthdate is taken from her marriage to Louis Metzger in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France.
    The names of her parents are Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)
    A pierre Haurie
    HAURIE, Pierre, F, 26.9.1782 Artix
    HAURIE, Jean
    HÉLIOU, Marie
    A Marie Loustau of interest
    Born 9 Brumaire year V (30 October 1796) (Sunday) - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
    Parents
    François LOUSTAU 1755-/1808 (Compagnon papetier, boucher)
    Marguerite (maitresse de Serroranenia a Uhart-Cize) PERIE ca 1752-1820
    François LOUSTAU
    Born 20 June 1755 (Friday) - Moumour, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
    Deceased before 21 May 1808 - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
    Compagnon papetier, boucher
    Catherine PEINS (Peins dit Baillères Toulouse)
    (Catherine PEINS)
    Born 1 November 1728 (Monday) - Moumour, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
    Married 2 October 1781 (Tuesday), Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, to Marguerite (maitresse de Serroranenia a Uhart-Cize) PERIE, born about 1752, Deceased 14 December 1820 (Thursday) - Uhart-Cize, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France aged about 68 years old (Parents : M Jean Pierre (ou dit Peries) PERIE ca 1726-1803 & F Marie (ou Cazeaux) CASAUX ca 1725-1794)





    Name:
    Elizabeth Haurie was born in Nabas a village and commune of Pyrenees- Atlantiques a department of south-western France.
    The department is named after the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
    It was formerly named Basses- Pyrenees (Lower-Pyrénées), and was renamed Pyrenees- Atlantique (Atlantic Pyrénées) because Bass was regarded as derogatory by the inhabitants of the department.



    Buried:
    Information on Elizabeth's Burial Card.
    Age 41 years and 257 days. R.C. Grave No 113.
    Her Husband Louis Metzger and his second wife Elizabeth Lloyd are buried in Grave No 113 A [Stawell Cemetery Burial Records]

    Died:
    Elizabeth died at Pleasant Creek, Victoria on 7 Feb. 1868.(Note: Pleasant Creek was the first name for Stawell)
    Elizabeth, aged 42, died of Typhoid Fever which she had for fourteen days.
    On her death certificate, the name and occupation of her father is Henry Haurie, occupation, Baker and mother Mary Haurie.
    Elizabeth was buried in Pleasant Creek Cemetery on 9 Feb 1868. There was no Minister present.
    Elizabeth and Louis were married in Strausbourg, France on 29 Aug 1854. Elizabeth was aged 29 years.
    Children listed:
    Mary, aged 12 years
    Victorine, aged 10 years
    Jules, aged 8 years
    Eugenie, aged 4 years.

    A son named Louis died before they emigrated on the French Ship Lucie from Dieppe, France, arriving at Melbourne in March 1855. Louis, Elizabeth and Louisa were naturalised in 1861. Louis received his certificate on 21 Sep 1861.

    Death Registration:
    Surname: METZGER: Given Name: Eliizabeth: Event: death: Father: HANRIE Henry: Mother: Mary UNKNOWN: Death Place: STRA: Year: 1868: Reg No 2128 [Pioneer Index, Victoria 1836 -1888]
    Note:
    On Elizabeth's marriage record to Louis Metzger, the names of her parents are Pierre Haurie and Marie Loustau

    Notes:

    Married:
    Groom's Name: Louis Metzger
    Groom's Birth Date: 24 Dec 1820
    Groom's Birthplace: Mollkirch, Bas Rhin
    Groom's Age:
    Bride's Name: Elisabeth Haurie
    Bride's Birth Date: 24 May 1826
    Bride's Birthplace: Nabas, Basses Pyrenees
    Bride's Age:
    Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1854
    Marriage Place: Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
    Groom's Father's Name: Louis Metzger
    Groom's Mother's Name: Odile Kammerlocher
    Bride's Father's Name: Pierre Haurie
    Bride's Mother's Name: Marie Loustau

    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M83580-6 System Origin: France-EASy Source Film Number: 759123
    (Latter Day Saints, France Marriages, 1546-1924)

    Union: Acte de mariage N° 325 - METZGER Louis et HAURIE Elisabeth 29 août 1854 - Strasbourg - Registre d'état civil - Mariage - 1854 - Deed - Archives départementales du Bas Rhin - http://archives.bas-rhin.fr - Original aux Archives Municipales de Strasbourg.
    (From the Family tree of Corinne Mathilde SIMON, France)

    Children:
    1. Marie Louise Metzger was born 15 Aug 1853, Montélimar, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France/ Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 14 Aug 1939, Nicholson Street, East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; was buried 16 Aug 1939, Nhill Cemetery, Victoria, Australia .
    2. Louis Metzger was born Abt 1854, France; died Abt 1854, France.
    3. 5. Victorine Josephine Metzger was born 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia; died 07 Aug 1926, 39 Spring St., Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; was buried 09 Aug 1926, Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria..
    4. Jules Metzger was born 1857, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia; died 04 Apr 1927, St. Louis' Vineyard, Doctors Creek, Stawell, Victoria, Australia; was buried 06 Apr 1927, Stawell Cemetery, Victoria .
    5. Eugenie Elizabeth Metzger was born 15 Feb 1863, Pleasant Creek [Stawell], Victoria, Australia; died 04 Jun 1928, St. Vincents Hospital, Fitzroy. Victoria, Australia; was buried 6 Jun 1928, Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.


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