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Subject: Re: [AUS-NSW-PILLIGA] Vile/Viles Mudgee/Gulgong
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:56:33 +1100 (EST)
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hi
following is a article in the Mudgee Guardian that be of interest
rgds lynne
27/3/1919 (mon) Mr John Finucane whose father was first Chief Constable
(as the first local chief of police was then styled at Mudgee) was the
oldest resident. Speaking to Mr Finucane at Yamble where he is staying
with his son said though he was born in 1840 or 79 years ago at Munna Flat
(original name of Mudgee) he says the oldest living woman is Mrs John
Honeysett nee Viles, daughter of one of the first publicans in the town,
now of Tallawang. In 1840 the first three public houses (hotels) were
Blackmans (opposite the Court House) Sampsons (now Dr Lesters residence)
and Viles (opposite the Butter factory, later site of Dickson & Sons
Mills) First Court House was on the banks of the river, later residence of
Edward Bailey - he a brother of N P Bailey (Bayly!) of 'Havilah'- near
where the swimming races are now held, and now the property of Mr J J
Stapleton.


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