Tuesday, September 21, 2010

History of Campbellfield

Although Campbellfield is not within our area, it does border the City of Whittlesea. A long term project to document the history of the area is hoping to be completed next year.

The authors are currently researching the following aspects of the area and are seeking assistance with information about:-

Mr. Neil Campbell - the man who the town is named after. He donated 5 acres of land to the Presbyterian church. See some information here

The original bakery - subsequent bakers who worked in the area. Mr. Thomas George Norris, may have been the first baker in Campbellfield.

The Clay Hole in Mahoney's Road. - Apparently this was the biggest clay hole in the district.
How many people worked there, and the years that the site was used for making bricks and other pottery items. The site is now occupied by Pipeworks market.

Pretty Sally. For whom the Pretty Sally Hill north of Wallan is named for. C J Dennis wrote a poem about Pretty Sally

The Beetle motor train.

If you are able to assist with any inforamtion please email the Loca history Librarian at localhistorygene@yprl.vic.gov.au

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