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Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« on: Friday 10 February 12 01:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am trying to find out what my great great grandparents family were doing in Victoria between their arrival in 1863 aboard "Golden South' and the death of Thomas in 1893 and Jane in 1901.

When they first came they went to Ballarat as tailor/dressmaker/milliner - - -  when Thomas's father Samuel died in 1873, Thomas gave his address as Hotham, Melbourne, on the death certificate.   
My great grandmother was married in Melbourne and her address in 1873 was Hotham.

I have most of the families dates and the newspaper announcements - but am looking for other things about them - afraid I don't know how to go about it in an orderly way. 

I've been looking in Trove newspapers but at the time the DUNNINGS lived in Melbourne, there was a touring theatre company run by AT and JF Dunning - I can find 4 million ads for them (OK slight exaggeration- but only slight  ::)  ;D)  They are not part of the family I want!   ;)

I'd love to know how to narrow the search and how to find out where they lived.  And anything else about them actually - or were they just citizens who kept their heads down and their minds on work and family?

Found a couple of Ads for them seeking workers when they lived in Ballarat.   Possibly one in Melbourne - but not sure where they lived so. Was Fitzroy part of Hotham . . . ??     Also there seem to be quite a few Dunnings around who aren't related.

Wiggy   :) :)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 February 12 02:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wiggy,

A few possibilities.

1865-1866, Ballarat & Ballarat East Directory.
Dunning Thomas, tailor, Sturt St.

1884 Melbourne Sands Directory.
Dunning Thomas, 100 Leicester St, Carl.

1888 Wise Victorian Directory.
Dunning Thomas, sawmills, Ballmatum.
Dunning Thomas, sawmills, Shean's Creek.

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Gerry

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 February 12 02:45 GMT (UK) »
Sands and McDougall
1870, 1875.1880  No Thomas DUNNING

Hotham is now North Melbourne.  I actually have an old map but can't for the the life of me, find it. 

Do you have any street addresses?  I could look those up to see who was listed at the addresses.

As you are probably aware not everyone was listed in these directories.

Cheers
Cando



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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 February 12 02:48 GMT (UK) »
There are a few DUNNING's on the Wills index....John F DUNNING, agent lived at Fitzroy
http://210.8.122.120/indexes/index_search.asp?searchid=54

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 February 12 03:24 GMT (UK) »
Gerry,

The Dunnings did have a wood business I believe - it is still in Kew and we don't know if it is part of our family or not - should call in and ask shouldn't we!!   - don't know if the people at Ballmattum and Sheans Creek (or Skeans creek?)would be ours though - Unless Thomas was putting up the money for his sons (don't think so   :-\) - Our Thomas was a tailor.

There was a John F Dunning - but he went to QLD - I don't know if he came back - more likely the one in Fitzroy is the J F Dunning who was part of the Theatre Co  certainly there are many references to AT and JF Dunning Theatre people.   Think that will might belong to him.   Fitzroy did come up in Ads about him.

I like the 100 Leicester street address - that's him I'd say Gerry.  Thanks.

Address on death certificate is 198 Leicester Street , Smith ward, City of Melbourne, County of Bourke.    His son James was listed as Richmond Terrace, Richmond when he notified Thomas's death.

On Jane's death certificate her address is 6 Kinkora Road City of Hawthorn county of Bourke.  She must have been living with her daughter, Rebecca Brown/Crees, or right by her.

Cando,

 - no Dunnings in those years - odd but they were definitely there somewhere - Thanks for the searching.   I'll try to Google Sands and McDougall, or do you need to own the book?

Thanks for your help folks!   ;)

Wiggy
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 February 12 03:36 GMT (UK) »
I have all of the available CD's. Well have a look.  Bit pushed for time today.

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 February 12 03:38 GMT (UK) »
No hurry - they aren't rushing off!   ;D ;D

Thanks Cando.   Hope you have enough of the wet stuff up your way,  but not too much!   

I have previously Googled Kinkora Road on Street map, and I believe the original house is still standing - though you can't see much - just a whole lot of chimneys and a roof behind a high fence.  but the roof and chimneys makes me think the house is pretty old. 

Wiggy
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 February 12 03:56 GMT (UK) »

1892 Sands Melbourne Directory.
Dunning J. F & Co, land & estate agents, 142 Russell St., p.r., 104 King William St, F.
Dunning Mrs J & Co., fancy costumes, 142 Russell St.
Dunning James & Co, tailors, 370 Lonsdale St.
Dunning T. (Dunning J & Co) 198 Leicester St, Carl.
Dunning James, (Dunning James & Co), 55 Richmond-Ter, Rd.
Dunning James, 160 Elizabeth st, Rd.

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Re: Thomas DUNNING and family in Victoria
« Reply #8 on: Friday 10 February 12 04:22 GMT (UK) »
1904 Sands Victorian Directory.

Crees Charles. P.D., 6 Kinkora Rd, Haw.

Interesting that there was a J Crees (butcher) in Sturt St Ballarat in 1865-66 the same time as Thomas Dunning.

Gerry