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“Scenes of riot and debauchery” – Dr Murphy’s letter

Dr Francis Murphy was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1809 to public servant Francis Down Murphy and Mary (née Morris). He trained in the medical profession in Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, and London qualifying  as M.R.C.S., in 1835. The next … Continue reading

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Trove Tuesday – Wangaratta 1863 – Part 5

Following on from the last Trove Tuesday we continue reading an account of Wangaratta published in the Ovens & Murray Advertiser (O&MA) in January 1863. The progress of the town, although gradual, is very marked, and those buildings in course of … Continue reading

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Trove Tuesday – Wangaratta 1863 – Part 3

Following on from the last Trove Tuesday we continue reading an account of Wangaratta published in the Ovens & Murray Advertiser (O&MA) in January 1863. As in all Australian cities, the public-houses of Wangaratta are a prominent institution, six in number; … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday: The punt on the river and other tales

 Sepia Saturday is this week inspired by floods and weather events. This is an opportunity to touch on some early history of Wangaratta and its relationship with the two rivers that have been so much a part of the town’s … Continue reading

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