Report from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways on the question of selecting localities for the permanent survey of narrow-gauge lines : together with the appendices and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Parliament. Standing Committee on Railways
Other Authors: Buchanan, James, 1827-1914, Burton, John Balfour, 1842-1918, Cameron, Ewen Hugh, 1831-1915, Craven, Albert William, 1855-1913, Harris, Albert, 1842?-1910, Melville, Donald, 1829?-1919, Morey, Edward, 1832-1907, Trenwith, William Arthur, 1846-1925, White, John Samuel, 1837-1926
Published: Melbourne : Robt. S. Brain, Government Printer, 1896
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1896, Railways Standing Committee report no. 2
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Item Description: "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed 18th August 1896"
Committee: E. H. Cameron (Chairman), J. Buchanan, J. B. Burton, A. W. Craven, A. Harris, D. Melville, E. Morey, W. A. Trenwith and J. S. White.
Witnesses Wandin and Warburton district: James Walker (farmer/brickmaker Mooroolbark), Max Brown (farmer Wandin South), Frank Child, William Richardson, Edward William Sherwood & Francis Thomas Harrison (all fruit growers Mooroolbark), Jonathan Pomeroy (farm manager Moorooolbark), Enoch Clegg (farmer Mooroolbark), Thomas George Collings (fruit grower Mooroolbark), Dan Whitehead Hurst, Stephen Henry Burne, Arthur John Batty, Walter Robinson, Robert Evans, Frederick James Harris, Denis McCarty, William Montague Knight, Patrick Healy & Donald McLennan (all of Monbulk Forest Settlement), Alfred J. Mattingley (fruit grower Wandin Yallock), William Peacock (jam manufacturer Wandin), John Blanksby (blacksmith & Chairman Board of Advice Wandin), George Edmund Overton (fruit grower Wandin), Henry William Paul (Sec. Lilydale Shire Council), William Henry Smith (fruit grower Seville), John Hand (storekeeper Seville), James Wallace (fruit grower Seville), James Pomeroy (blacksmith Seville), William Smith Aitken & Edmund Bergi (fruit growers Seville), John Gardiner (fruit grower &c. East Wandin), Henry B. Aitken (fruit grower &c. Seville), Charles Read (bootmaker Seville), Hall Jordan (farmer Yarra View), John Buchanan (farmer Launching Place), James Kirk Jennings (manager for E. Miller Launching Place), David Ewart (farmer Don Valley), John Perkins (farmer Hoddle's Creek), James Houlehan (farmer Warburton), William Thomas Kett (storekeeper &c. Warburton), John Wallace Ross (dairy farmer Warburton), John C. Wildman (hotelkeeper Warburton), Edward John Buller (hotelkeeper &c. Lilydale), Thomas Talbot (miner Reefton), Joseph George Bowden & Robert Hetherington (both miners McMahon's Creek), John Redgell (storekeeper &c. McMahon's Creek) and Robert Don (selector & miner McMahon's Creek)
Witnesses King River district: Andrew Byrne (farmer/grazier Moyhu), John E. Evans & John Lewis (both farmers Boggy Creek), John William Hulme (farmer Moyhu), Roland Jones (farmer/grazier South Moyhu), Richard Shanley (farmer Boggy Creek), Robert James Mason (farmer 15 Mile Creek), Robert Jeffrey (farmer South Hansen), Charles Henry Chomley (farmer Cheshunt), Martin Farrell (sawyer nr. Whitfield), James Hackett (selector Boggy Creek Rd.), Samuel Edward Usher (sawmiller & farmer nr. Tolmie), James Johnson (farmer Whitfield Tableland), Frederick Winterton (farmer King Valley), Alexander Gilmore (farmer Whitfield Tableland ), William Hyam (grazier King Valley), Walter Tiernan (grazier Rose River), James Kiely (grazier Black Range), Robert Leonard Outhwaite (farmer Cheshunt), Michael Hannan (farmer Whitfield), Charles Martin (timber contractor Chiltern), Robert Montgomery (sawmiller Edi Rd.), David Cousins (Shire valuer Milawa), George Phillipson (auctioneer Wangaratta), John Vallender (grazier/tobacco grower Hansen South), William Tanner (farmer Hansen South), William Blunt (farmer Myrrhee Tableland), John Mason (farmer Hansen South), William Wallace (farmer nr. Kelfeera), James Holden (farmer Ryan's Creek), Daniel Godfrey Carter (tanner Kelfeera), Edward Evans (grazier & dairyman Tatong), Alexander McDonald (settler Kelfeera), Timothy Steadman Moore (farmer nr. Benalla), Joseph Corker (farmer Hansen Souith), George Edward Thompson (sawmiller Toombullup), William McCauley (farmer Kelfeera), John Colclough (farmer nr. Benalla), James Howlin Graves MLA, Richard Lancaster (hotelkeeper &c. Toombullup), Benjamin Gascoigne (newspaper propietor Benalla), Angus McKay (journalist Wangaratta), Frederick Kettle (farmer Milawa), William Bickerton (bookseller Wangaratta), Alexander Fulton (borough surveyor Wangaratta), Alfred Harrison & A. Pinkerton (both general merchants Wangaratta), William O'Brien (tanner & fellmonger Wangaratta), William Bodkin (farmer Whitfield) and Peter Stewart Thomson (Wangaratta)
Witnesse Gembrook district: Augustus Willoughby Rodd (land agent &c. Dandenong), James Ramage (farmer South Gembrook), Charles L. Schlipalius (gardener Upper Beaconsfield), Jesse Sykes (hotelkeeper Beaconsfield), John Beatty (farmer Beaconsfield), Richard Noble (farmer Upper Beaconsfield), James Kerwin (storekeeper Beaconsfield), Cecil Browne & Caleb Wheeler (both fruitgrowers Beaconsfield), Henry James (farmer North Gembrook), John M. Dyer (farmer Gembrook), John Ure (farmer & storekeeper Gembrook), John Gilbert Lennon (oil distiller Gembrook) John Waugh Pittard (storekeeper & butcher Narnargoon), Joshua Mansergh (farmer Gembrook), Benjamin T.P. Backhouse, Alexander Crichton, Arthur B. Backhouse & George Wilson Martin (all farmers West Gembrook), Daniel Burke (grazier Pakenham), Samuel Willis (farmer Menzies' Creek), Carl A. Nobelius (nurseryman Emerald), George Washington Robinson (shire engineer Fern Tree Gully), David Alfred Andrade (selector Sassafrass), Daniel Kennedy (farmer North Gembrook), Timothy Madigan (farmer & valuer Emerald), Thomas Colliss (fruit grower Emerald), Hezekiah Willis (farmer Menzies' Creek), Robert Minns (postmaster & shire valuer Fern Tree Gully), John Thompson Dobson (orchardist Fern Tree Gully), William Jamieson (farmer Upper Fern Tree Gully) and Michael Elliott (civil engineer Melbourne)
Witnesses Beech Forest district: William Hose Bullivant (farmer Yeo), John Woods (newspaper propietor Colac), Theodore William Hancock (solicitor Colac), Colin Robson [i.e Robertson] Tulloh [Talbot in index] (storekeeper Gellibrand), Thomas Dare (stonemason Colac), Albert Hearn (accountant Colac), Daniel F. Cole (shire engineer Colac), John G. Johnstone (stock salesman Colac), Caleb Collier (school keeper & selector), William Howitt (timber expert Melbourne), Robert A. Robertson (sawmiller Ballarat), John Ince (farmer Beech Forest), James Boyce (farmer Gellibrand), William Raper (contractor Beech Forest), Charles Tucker (farmer Beech Forest), Joseph Denning (farmer Gellibrand), Sylvester O'Brien (farmer Beech Forst), Francis Ball, William Green & Thomas Eades (all farmers Gellibrand), William Murphy (Carlile River), William James Harrison, John William Gardiner, John Hayes, James Egan & John Devitt (all selectors Beech Forest), John Robert Shepherd (farmer Beech Forest), Thomas Hall (dairy farmer Beech Forest), Hugh Cameron (sawmiller near Princetown), John Anderson (selector nr. Princetown), Edwin Vinge (dairyman Wangerrip), Robert B. Webster (Wangerrip), James Shields (dairy farmer Wangerrip), George Threfall & Cornelius Crowe (selectors Beech Forest), George F. Sydenham (shire valuer Colac), Neil McInnes, Thomas Butler, Duncan McKenzie & Ernest C. Minchinton (all selectors Beech Forest), William Pearce (Lardner's Creek), William McKelvey & Albert Edward Cawood (both farmers Apollo Bay), Henry L. Costin (storekeeper &c. Apollo Bay), James Williams (dairyman nr. Mount Sabine), Dennis McGuire (dairy farmer Apollo Bay), James Gosney (publican Apollo Bay), Archibald Campbell (shire engineer Winchelsea), William A. Mountjoy (boarding house manager & dairy farmer Lorne & Pennyroyal), Joseph Marshall (selector nr. Apollo Bay), James Irving (Skene's Creek), Edwin Robins (sawmiller Barramunga), George Plough (Barramunga), Alexander Johnston (carter Barramunga) , James Short (surveyor Colac), Horace Frank Richardson (Mayor of Geelong), Charles Craike (farmer Geelong), Alfred Ernest Farrell (schoolmaster Beech Forest), Albert Ernest Stanford (selector nr. Mount Sabine) and John Richard Palamountain (home missionary Apollo Bay)
Witnesses McDonald's Track district: Percy J. Smith (pres. Warragul Shire), John Lawry Parkes (land agent Warragul), Donald McNeil (storekeeper Warragul), John Picken (sec. Warragul Shire), Robert Charles Patterson (land agent Warragul), WIlliam Alford (farmer Warragul), Peter Jensen, Martin Johnson, John Falkiner & Francis Benjamin Arnold (all farmers McDonald's Track), John Thomas Ashcroft (farmer nr. Seaview), Robert Pinder Worth (dairy farmer nr. Seaview), Robert Purcell (farmer Ferndale), Tobias Bourke (farmer Allandale East), Michael Dwyer (farmer Rockingham), Thomas Arnold Hall (farmer Allambee), John Denham (farmer Geachville), Donald Patrick McKay Aberdeen (dairy farmer Tarwin Valley), Walter Turner (farmer Wilka Creek), William Graham (dairy farmer nr. McDonald's Track), James McKenzie (farmer McDonald's Track), John Ross (grazier Allambee), Donald McRae (dairy farmer nr. McDonald's Track), William Graham Field (civil engineer/farmer Whitelaw), William Langham, David Munro & William Fleming (graziers near Strathleckie)
Witnesses Drouin and Poowong East district: William Young (sec. Buln Buln Shire), John Currie (farmer Lardner's Creek), James Aikman (farmer Poowong East), Firmin Dacon (gardener Poowong East Rd.), Robert Henry (farmer Poowong East), George Pratt (dairy farmer Poowong North), Daniel Philip Hick (dairy farmer/fruit grower Poowong East), Peter Anderson (farmer nr. Poowong East), John Brock (selector nr. Poowong East), Patrick O'Connor (grazier Poowong East) and William Pratt (dairyman Poowong East)
Witnesses Carrajung district: John [James] English (commission agent Traralgon), Antony Allen Woodyatt (storekeeper Traralgon), Edward Arthur W. Coates (auctioneer Traralgon), James Bain (storekeeper Traralgon), George Hare (farmer/contractor Gormandale). Reuben Horsley (grazier Gormandale), James Huffer (dairy farmer nr. Gormandale), Robert Alexander Graham (selector nr. Gormandale), James Pearce (farmer nr. Gormandale), David Methven (grazier Carrajung), David Boyle (selector nr. Carrajung), Hans Kjorgaard (farmer nr. Carrajung), James Chester (dairy farmer Blackwarry), Jonathan Tanner (butter manufacturer Blackwarry), George Clark (grazier nr. Carrajung), Barnabas D. Tanner (farmer Blackwarry), Richard Moorfield (selector Bulga) and Donald Dugald McAlpine (farmer Carrajung)
Witnesses Orbost and Snowy River District: James S. Lester (shipping agent Lakes' Entrance), Thomas Laughton (hotelkeeper Kalimna), William Hogg (sawmiller Lake Tyers Rd.), William Roadknight (boardinghouse keeper Cunninghame), Peter Harbeck (storekeeper Cunninghame), Henry Alger (hotelkeeper Lake Tyers), Edward Roberts (hotel manager Lake Tyers), James Cameron (farmer Orbost), Henry James (auctioneer &c. Orbost), Edward James Pardew (farmer nr. Orbost), Charles Henry Grove (farmer Newmerella), Donald Munro (mining registrar Orbost), James Nixon (farmer &c. Orbost), Charles Seehussen (farmer &c. Bruthen), Christopher Hoppner (publican Bruthen), John Butler Besley (storekeeper Bruthen), Thomas S. Stirling (Sec. Tambo Shire), Francis McKenzie Grant (stock & land agent Bairnsdale), John McDonald (hotelkeeper/cattle dealer Bairnsdale), Erasmus Twentyman (sec. Bairnsdale Shire) and Andrew Kelly (hotelkeeper/landowner nr. Bairnsdale)
Witnesses Upper Murray District: Peter Wright (engineer Tallangatta), James Sutherland (collector Towong Shire), Joseph Dobbinson (grazier Cudgewa), Robert Gordon Keill (selector nr. Corryong), James Briggs (farmer Corryong), James Spencer Ferris (butter factory manager Cudgewa), John Waters (grazier Corryong), Hugh Harris (farmer Corryong), David Edwin James Grant (mining manager Mount Elliott), Sydney Alexander Wilson (farmer Walwa Creek), Andrew Walker (farmer NSW border), William Thomas Mann (farmer nr. Walwa), Hugh McDonald (sec. Upper Murray Railweay League Granya), Thomas Coulstock (grazier Granya), James Star (grazier Bungil), Samuel Joseph Rousseau (storekeeper/mining registrar Granya), John Berriman (miner Granya), George Doubleday (dairyman nr. Granya), John Drummond, William Paul Broom, Reuben Edwin Williams, James Elliott & Leonard Richardson (all farmers Talgarno), John Pooley Jr. (grazier Springdale), Thomas Martin (mining manager Bethanga) and George Armstrong (storekeeper Bethanga)
Witnesses Mitta Mitta River district: Joseph William Wilson (miner/farmer Eskdale), Walter Henry Roper (hotelkeeper Mitta Mitta), Alexander Moncrieff (miner/selector Mitta Mitta) and John Reid (farmer Mitta Mitta)
Witnesses examined Moondarra and Walhalla district: James Phelan, Neil Leitch, Samuel Robert Watson, Thomas Francis, John Brown & Anders Pederson (all farmers Moondarra), Melville Stewart Calder (bank manager/rep. Long Tunnel Gold Mining Co.), Richard Youlden (mining manager Walhalla), Joseph Renshaw (mining director Walhalla), William Williamson (postmaster Walhalla), Charles Amor (coach agent Walhalla), Robert Don & John Harrison (mining managers nr. Walhalla) and William Henry Goodwin (sawmiller Toongabbie)
Witnesses Gunbower and Cohuna district: Frederick Peter Riegel & Adam Munro (farmers Pannoobamawm), Henry Mountjoy Ham (farmer Diggora), Charles Joseph Raper (farmer Pannoomilloo), William Bishop (landowner Pine Grove East/storekeeper Echuca), John Watson (farmer Pine Grove East/stock agent Bendigo), Robert Nankivel [i.e.Nankivell], Joseph Watson, James Kidd & George Zealeey (all farmers nr. Pine Grove East), John Crawford (farmer nr. Tomara), Robert Monahan (farmer Terrick), James Shanahan (farmer nr. Tomara), Edward Argyle (grazier Gunbower), Joseph Bail (farmer Patho), George Toll (farmer Kow Swamp), William Dean (Gunbower Island), John Heppel (farmer Gunbower & Torrumbarry), Caleb Vines (commission agent Echuca), Anthony James O'Dwyer (solicitor Echuca), Frederick Murray (farmer Kow Swamp), Alfred Daniel Randall, Joseph Peace, Francis Dunne, John Dalton, Henry Smith & Alexander Taylor (all farmers Wee-wee-rup), William Hore (farmer Horton), Sydney Dalton (farmer Gunbower Island), John Tracey (sawmiller Gunbower Island), Andrew Kirwan (farmer Cohuna), Henry Hopper Adams (farmer nr. Cohuna), Thomas McLennan (farmer nr. Cohuna), David Young (farmer Gunbower Creek), Thomas Hird (grazier Gannawarra), John Gibbons (farmer nr. Cohuna) and Simon Kirwan (farmer Gunbower Island)
Witnesses Bass Valley District: Arthur Ward (grazier Woodleigh nr. Loch), John McLaren (grazier/cheesemaker nr. Glenalvie), Claude A. Anderson (farmer Glen Forbes), John Tozer (farmer/dairyman nr. Glenalivie), Thomas Brown (farmer Glenalvie), William Good (selector nr. Glenalvie), Francis Edwards (farmer nr. Glenalvie), John Tulloch (farmer/dairyman Bass Valley), Peter Baker (coal mining investor Northcote), Robert S. Peters & Joseph Hoddinott (both farmers/graziers Bass Valley), Henry Lloyd (produce dealer/grazier Melbourne & Powlett River), Henry Bonwick (sec. Shire of Phillip Island) and Patrick Anderson (grazier nr. San Remo)
Appendices include a report by Charles W. R. Lawson (Heidelberg) on the country between Wangaratta and Whitfield, and, a report by Edmund Walton (Railway Dept. Barramunga) on inspection of suggested line from Forrest to Beech Forest and Joanna Rivery
BOUND IN 1896 VOLUME 2A p. 69-323
Physical Description: 255p. ; 33cm.