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Pioneer women – Mary Sampson

Pioneer women – Mary Sampson. The first of the pioneer women in my direct ancestry I wish to write about is Mary Sampson (Mrs Thomas Pye), my great, great grandmother. Mary Sampson was born about 1818 in Country Tipperary, Ireland, … Continue reading

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Tower Hill

This painting by Eugene von Guerard shows, what is now the Tower Hill reserve, what Tower Hill looked like in 1855. William Rutledge and partners owned the district via Special Survey (the only other Special Survey grant to be issued … Continue reading

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