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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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1856 politics Wangaratta style

The political and social alignments of the early residents of Wangaratta have long fascinated me. Who socialised or was in business with whom, was an indicator of town and sometimes family dynamics. While there were clearly divisions in Wangaratta, they … 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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