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Fitzgerald's Town

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 1 THE BEGINNING ..................................................................................................... 4 THE BUYING OF LINCOLN ....................................................................................... 9 BUTCHER, BAKER AND CANDLESTICK MAKER ....................................................... 17 THE AGRICULTURAL INTEREST ............................................................................. 38 The Lincoln Fair Company................................................................................................ 41 The Lincoln Farmers’ Club ............................................................................................... 43 The Lincoln A. & P. Show ................................................................................................. 47 Ploughing Competitions .................................................................................................. 53 The School of Agriculture ................................................................................................ 57 DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE .................................................................... 63 CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT ............................................................................... 73 The Railway .................................................................................................................... 73 The Post Office ................................................................................................................ 84 The Police ....................................................................................................................... 85 READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC ................................................................. 93 THEY CAME WITH FAITH .................................................................................... 102 The Church of England ...................................................................................................103 The Baptists ...................................................................................................................106 The Presbyterians ..........................................................................................................108 iii

The Methodists ..............................................................................................................110 The Roman Catholics ......................................................................................................112 The Unsectarian Sunday School ......................................................................................116 DRUIDS, MASONS AND HIBERNIANS .................................................................. 120 Antient, Free and Accepted Masons ...............................................................................120 The Druids .....................................................................................................................122 The Hibernians ...............................................................................................................124 PLAYING THE GAME ........................................................................................... 127 Cricket ...........................................................................................................................127 A Day At The Races ........................................................................................................132 Lawn Tennis Club ...........................................................................................................139 Swimming ......................................................................................................................140 Pigeon and Sparrow Club ...............................................................................................142 Rifle Club .......................................................................................................................142 KICKING UP THEIR HEELS .................................................................................... 145 Tea meetings .................................................................................................................145 School picnics ................................................................................................................147 Dinners ..........................................................................................................................148 Concerts ........................................................................................................................149 Choirs ............................................................................................................................150 Balls ...............................................................................................................................151 Chess and Draughts ........................................................................................................151 The Improvement Society ..............................................................................................152 iv

  • Page 1 and 2: FITZGERALD’S TOWN LINCOLN IN THE
  • Page 3: FOREWORD When Fitzgerald’s Town -
  • Page 7 and 8: LIST OF IMAGES The Lincoln and Dist
  • Page 9 and 10: 42. Presbyterian Church, now Union
  • Page 11 and 12: INTRODUCTION I came to live in Linc
  • Page 13 and 14: In this context I acknowledge the h
  • Page 15 and 16: In June 1862 J. Ollivier & Sons adv
  • Page 17 and 18: period and the process was accelera
  • Page 19 and 20: THE BUYING OF LINCOLN As agricultur
  • Page 21 and 22: were to be found on the western sid
  • Page 23 and 24: anging between 12 pounds 10 shillin
  • Page 25 and 26: Mary Ann Blythen (née Page) was bo
  • Page 27 and 28: BUTCHER, BAKER AND CANDLESTICK MAKE
  • Page 29 and 30: The next blacksmith was Keith Forbe
  • Page 31 and 32: social centre which not only catere
  • Page 33 and 34: in local affairs as his brother alt
  • Page 35 and 36: 9. Lincoln Store - Howell Brothers
  • Page 37 and 38: work, not without reason, for the w
  • Page 39 and 40: across the L1 and the mill pond whi
  • Page 41 and 42: worked from his cottage in Market S
  • Page 43 and 44: 11. W. Bartram and Co. Calendar pos
  • Page 45 and 46: Bricklayer: William G. Jennings. Bu
  • Page 47 and 48: 21. Southern Provinces Almanac, 189
  • Page 49 and 50: of Canterbury land, including much
  • Page 51 and 52: 14. McLaren Clayton Mill owned by H
  • Page 53 and 54: was seen as a major disadvantage to
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    James Gammack discussed the influen

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    was decided to disband unless the c

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    The Times also commented that the t

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    “could walk through the grounds a

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    17. H. E. Peryman’s threshing mil

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    at public meetings where large comm

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    The School of Agriculture 19. The S

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    may have worked on the farm or arou

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    6. Lyttelton Times. 25 June 1869. S

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    DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE 22. S

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    where he was active in local and st

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    end of the century is uncertain, bu

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    24. A view of Lincoln Township look

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    By the end of 1879 the Lincoln Road

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    CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT The Railway

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    surface. The following year there w

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    However, there was increasing press

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    Inevitably there were problems. Pre

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    The line to Southbridge was officia

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    29. The train from Little River ste

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    opened. The post office worked from

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    32. Report of an assault at Lincoln

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    Some introduced plants, including t

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    Sources and Notes 1. The Press 20 J

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    READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC 34.

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    As already mentioned, Mrs Tod taugh

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    his tenure there was a period when

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    when seasonal work on the farm call

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    13. Ibid 1 August 1878, 25 July 187

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    The Church of England The first chu

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    It was clearly unsatisfactory that

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    39. Lincoln Baptist Church assemble

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    40. Presbyterian Church, now Union

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    service, conducted by the Revd T. B

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    42. Roman Catholic Church of the Re

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    following from Fr. Foley dated Apri

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    ladies and by the bachelors of the

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    3. See map of original subdivision.

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    44. Report of a new Lodge opened at

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    travelled to New Zealand to inaugur

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    healthy and prosperous community. 1

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    PLAYING THE GAME Lincoln pioneers w

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    At some stage the club must have go

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    The club again fell on hard times,

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    47. The Lincoln Races. Lyttelton Ti

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    A year later the Lincoln folk decid

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    For the first few years competition

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    Lawn Tennis Club A lawn tennis club

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    opened the baths, and during his sp

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    emergencies, and local dignitaries,

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    KICKING UP THEIR HEELS Most pioneer

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    Broadfield schools. In his response

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    for some to entertain their fellow

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    eceived. Of the soloists, Mrs. West

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    The society was still in existence

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    THE LIBRARY 55. Pioneer Hall - the

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    establish a library was made in 187

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    One was to accept the offer from th

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    56. The Coronation Library built in

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    ACCIDENTS AND OTHER DISASTERS When

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    narrow boot resembling those worn b

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    The first doctor to live reasonably

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    seriously ill with syphilis, agains

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    THE END OF THE CENTURY Lincoln was

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    agricultural and biological researc

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    58. The remains of the mill pond as

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    1882 - First services held in the n

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    Goulter M. C. 1957. Sons of France.

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    FitzGerald’s Town tells the story

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