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Pioneer Parlour - Many A Yarn Spun Here by TonyCrehan

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in January 2011.

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Featured 02/07/11 in Travel and Adventure Group

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Featured in Everything Old A New Treasure Group on 06/07/12

The parlour of Rogers Cottage on Churchill Island.

Churchill Island is now accesible by bridge from Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. First walked by Bunurong Aboriginal people, the island has an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria.

John Rogers arrived in Sydney from Cornwell England in 1838 and after trying his hand during the Gold Rush returned to the Western Port region. He became the legal owner of Churchill Island on January 15th 1866 for the sum of two hundred and ten pounds. He lived here with his wife Sarah and their three children two of whom were born here. Rogers first built a cottage for his family and later another adjoining the first. The fact that these two cottages still stand today is a testament to his building skills and hard work.

The simplicity of this cottage, the spinning wheel and cabin trunk reflect the hardship of the times.

John and his wife Sarah went on to create a vegetable garden, an orchard and planted rows of trees for shelter beds. This pioneering farming family established crops and not only maintained themselves but supplied wheat and vegetables to the Melbourne markets.

The freehold was eventually mortgaged to JD McHaffie who subsequently sold it to Samuel Amess. John and Sarah left the Island in 1872 and established holdings at Muddy Creek near Warragul. The Rogers left a well established and prosperous farm, orchard and dwellings that remain today.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 4 years ago

    A great photo of these items from yesteryear.

  • Thanks Michael

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kat36
    Kat36almost 4 years ago

    Love the colour tones here! And the old ‘stuff’. Sounds like a lovely place to visit :)

  • hank you for the fave and lovely comment Kat. Yes, a very beautiful and interesting place with lots of history.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in Travel and Adventure on 7 February 2011!

    Keep the great work coming…

  • Wow, that was quick Christine. Thank you for the pleasant surprise. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Sarnia

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 4 years ago

    very cool info and shot. congrats on the feature!

  • Hi Dave. Thanks for your comment and congrats. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent, Tony!

  • Thanks very much David.

    – TonyCrehan

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the comment and the hugs too. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

  • thank you

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Glad you think so Kim. Thank you. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    Love it.

  • Thanks for favouring my work Al. Glad you like this one. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

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