BETHARAS

    L. BETHARAS were listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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BRADLEY

    A. BRADLEY was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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BUNKHOUSEN

     BUNKHOUSEN was  listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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CAMERON

    D. CAMERON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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COSTELLO

    T. COSTELLO was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

    Margaret COSTELLO was married to George THOMPSON at Hobart in 1851 and they had a son William b. 1860 at Digby, Vic.

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COX

    C. COX was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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DALTON

    E. DALTON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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DESMOND

    F. DESMOND was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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EASTWOOD

    Mr and Mrs EASTWOOD were the first teachers of the Digby Common School which opened in 1864. They were paid 1/- per pupil which opened with an enrolment of 46 pupils but this had risen to 59 by December of that year. This couple appear to be Charles & Anne EASTWOOD who arrived in Victoria in 1857 with a 10 year old son Charles. Both registered as Teachers in Victoria and Charles was appointed to Digby School and later to Bealiba on the Goldfields.

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FEATHERSON

    T. FEATHERSON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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GIBSON

    W. F. GIBSON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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HAMMOND

    John HAMMOND kept a diary in early 1882 which indicated that he lived at Digby, but worked at Coleraine for a Mr COE. His wife was not well. He was an "Odd-Job-Man" and "Mobile Barber".

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HARRIS

    E. HARRIS was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

    There was a bakery operated by Robert HARRIS in Crawford St, Digby.

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HIGHLAND

    A Mrs HIGHLAND was the original teacher at the Digby South School, No 2876 which opened in 1888. Other teachers were Miss RIDDLE and Miss DRUMMOND and the school closed in 1898 through lack of pupils.

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JACKSON, William Harvey & CLIFFORD, Jane

    The marriage entry in the St John's C of E Church at Digby was for the wedding of William Harvey JACKSON, b. Dublin, Ireland and Jane CLIFFORD, b. Cork, Ireland on 23 Sep 1867. No further information available on this couple.

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JELBART

    T. JELBART was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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JOHNSON

    T. JOHNSON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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MOON

    E. MOON was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

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MURRAY

    R. MURRAY was listed as one of the buyers of  the first Digby town allotments.

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PROUD & Co

    PROUD & Co was listed as a buyer on the list of original Digby town allotments.

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PURVEY, John

    John PURVEY, aged 37, born, Sussex, England, son of John & Sarah PURVEY was buried in the Digby Cemetery in 1862.

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RICHARDSON

    T. RICHARDSON was listed as a buyer on the list of original  Digby town allotments.

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RIDDLE

    A Mrs HIGHLAND was the original teacher at the Digby South School, No 2876 which opened in 1888. Other teachers were Miss RIDDLE and Miss DRUMMOND and the school closed in 1898 through lack of pupils.

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SEALEY
    J. SEALEY was listed as a buyer on the list of original Digby town allotments.

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SPENCER, Peter

    Peter SPENCER lived in Digby with descendants still in the area today.

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THOMPSON, George

    George THOMPSON b. 1825 Liverpool, England was married in 1851, Hobart Tasmania to Margaret COSTELLO b. 1829 Dublin, Ireland. It appears they may have moved to South Australia. They had one child in Digby in 1860 where George was recorded as a sawyer:
    1. William b. 1860 Digby, Vic.

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THURMER

    F. THURMER was listed as a buyer on the list of original Digby town allotments.

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WILKS

    John WILKS aged 66 was buried in the Digby Cemetery in 1896 and Mary Ann WILKS (nee BREWER) aged 54 was buried in the Digby Cemetery in 1884. John and Mary Ann WILKS had no children and had arrived at Portland on the "Hooghly" in 1854. John WILKS, b. 1828, Brailes, Warwickshire, England, son of William WILKS and Jemima GODSON married at Brailes in 1853 to Mary Ann BREWER, b. 1829, Brailes, Warwickshire, England, daughter of George BREWER and Ann GRIMITT.

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