Owners of Sunnyside
William Roberts Batten — 23 July 1855
Nick Cole — 4 June 1861
Atkins — 7 July 1864
Judge T Brewer — October 1867
George Gardiner — 22 November 1897.
Emily Patterson — 23 July 1936
V Boldemn — 28 May 1954
Ass Pulp Manufactures
Sunnyside is situated on the north east corner of allotment 13 (corner of Tannery Road and Brearleys Lane) The land has been named Homestead Park in the North Eastern Industrial Precinct of the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Zone. It will be retained for community use.
The pulp manufactures were proposing to establish a paper mill and intended to demolish the house and build a factory on the site, but could not obtain a permit because the drainage and effluent would pollute the river.
Our next meeting is at 7:30 pm on 9 May 2019 at Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed when John Edmonds will talk about the Evans family.
The Mount Duneed History Group and the Mount Duneed Progress Association hold their meetings at the Mount Duneed Hall, 40 Mount Duneed Road, Mount Duneed. The land for this hall was given to the community in the late 1940s by a local resident and held by trustees. A hall was erected by Eric J Lyons (later EJ Lyons & Sons) as a meeting place for the Mount Duneed Progress Asssociation and for the use of the residents in the Barrabool Shire. The land and building were handed over to the shire in about 1975 with the thought of building tennis courts and swimming pool in the future.
The first known meeting of the present progress association was on 17 February 1998. It had been in recess for a number of years and the hall needed a lot of renovation. Power needed to be connected, bees removed, cleaning and painting carried out and pest strips laid. The grounds were gradually developed by the association over time. A barbeque area and shelter were established and a playground built by volunteers. Daffodils, jonquils, trees and shrubs were planted.
In 1995 when amalgamation and restructure of the councils took place the City of Greater Geelong became the new owners of the hall. The council was keen to sell the hall in 1997. A number of residents challenged this decision and after a panel hearing it was decided to keep the hall.
Charles Wilcox came from England, arriving in Geelong in 1854. He established a business as a monumental mason in the same year. He married Elizabeth Ride in 1856. Their children were:
Louisa Caroline — married Henry Williamson 11 April 1878 at her parents home
Elizabeth Ann — born 1857
Charles Robert — born 1859
Edward John — born 1860
William Henry — born 1862, died 1937, married Lizzie Armstead
Edward Davies — born 1865, died 1943
Charles died on 28 June 1893, aged 65, and was buried at the Geelong Eastern Cemetery. Elizabeth, who died in December 1907 at the age of 83 was buried with him.
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