Century Farming in the Keilor Region
Last year our exhibition was about 'Closer Settlement'
in Victoria and specifically how it affected this region.
We are continuing on with this agricultural theme...The
farmers and landowners that did come in the early part
of the 19th Century were people like Hunter & Watson,
William Taylor, and David Milburn. There were others and
certainly other families came to reside in the Keilor
district after the 1850s.
In this exhibition the focus is on telling some of the
story about this rural history for this district. We have
talked about different individuals and we have talked
about some of their community work and we have shown some
insight into their lifestyles because it also important
to note many of these people came with virtually nothing.
Susan Jennison OAM
Harrick's Cottage Open Day
Sponsors for the day were Ferguson Plarre