Richmond 200 Factoids # 41- #45

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #41. medicines #42. a New Road # 43. McBean St. Development #44. Maria Hill’s second Hotel #45. Smokehouse Continue reading

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Land Acquisition by George Lyon

1837 Richmond Elite in Goulbourn Land Acquisition by Industrialist, George Lyon

Introduction & transcription by George Neville:

This posting of land transaction documentation provides further insight not only to George Lyon (Factoid #26), but also to other notables of the time, viz., Andrew Joynt, Robert Brownlee, Hugh Mallon, Sewell Ormsby, and George Lyon’s oldest and deviant son, George B. Lyon whose names are cited on the documents transcribed below.

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Richmond 200 – Factoids #36 – #40

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #36. A satirical poem #37. The 1830s #38. The Last Duel #39 The first Church & its rectory #40 the Mallochs and interpretation of Factoid #36 Continue reading

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Richmond 200 – Factoids #26 – # 30

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topics of these posts include: #26. Lyon’s Gristmill # 27. Captain John Bower Lewis # 28. Jamaican Spirits # 29. Sheep & Wool #30. 2 views of Richmond circa 1820 Continue reading

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Richmond 200 – Factoids #21 – #25

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topics included in this post are: #21. Malaria #22. Main Street #23. Saw Mill #24. School #25. Interesting items ordered by George Lyon Continue reading

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Richmond 200 – Factoids #16 – #20

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known. The topics included in this post are: #16. Domestic animals #17. Militia ranks #18. George Lyon #19. Stocking a store #20. Dams and the drowned land Continue reading

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