Tuesday, 31 January 2012

First Land Sales - Melbourne June 1937

Sydney Herald Thursday 22 June 1837 p2
Port Phillip-The allotments of land which wera sold at Port Phillip, on the 1st instant, fetched good prices. Some of the allotments at Melbourne, went as high as £90 each. There were only one hundred allotments sold, which realised upwaids of £3,800. We were unable to procure the details of tho sale in time for our present number, but shall probably do so by our next.

Cornwall Chronicle Saturday17 June 1837
PORT PHILLIP.
From a letter, dated 1st instant, received from a respectable correspondent at Melbourne, Port Phil lip, we are enabled to lay before our readers the particulars of the Sale of Allotments, sold on that day by order of Sir Richard Bourke. Our corres pondent states, that 22 of the best allotments were
purchased by non residents from Sydney, and that some scores of industrious settlers were unable to purchase, and are, moreover, obliged to pull down such houses as they have rected in one month after the day of sale. The 100½ acre allot ments realized £3,517 sterling. ALLOTMENTS Sold in the Township of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Thursday 1st June, 1837, Deposit £10 percent., remainder payable 1st. July, other wise re-sold. Premises amounting to £50, to be built in 12 months, and all payments in British Sterling, or Sydney Notes. V. D. L. notes not received.
                  
NO. PURCHASER. PR. NO. PURCHASER. PR.
BLOCK NO. 2                BLOCK NO. 12 
1. J. P. Fawkner £32        17. Jos. Moore £20
2. Ditto 25                       18. John Roach 28
3. Mr. Moss 27                19. Ditto 28
4. H. Howey 27               20. John Gardner 22
5. Jos Sutherland 25.       BLOCK NO. 13.
6. L. McAllister 26         1. E. W. Umphelty 61
7. Jas. Simpson 29          2. Thomas Coombes 28
8. Jno. Batman 75           3. A. Willis 28  
9 Fras. Nodin 35             4 H. McLean 30
10 Ditto - 40                    5 John Piers 23
11 Henry Batman 65       6 Thomas Fleming 28
12 James Smith 33         7 Thomas Brown 28
13 Ditto 40                      8 Ditto 41
1 4 George Fisher           9 John Highett 42  
 I5 — Craig 33              10 Henry Hoddle 24
16 Wilson & Eyre 26    11 Ditto 30
17 Ditto 31                    12 John Hughes 21
18 J. H. Wedge 50         13 H. Cooper 20
I9 - Brown 41                14 William Evans 21
20 J. H. Wedge 42         15 David Guillan 28
BLOCK NO. 4.             16 Thomas Walker 23  
 l Horatio Cooper 40      17 James Smith 26
2 Michael Carr 34         18 Thomas Brown 40  
3 John Mills 35             19 Ditto 41  
4 James Simpson 29      20 - Vaughan 46
5 Thomas Field 32         BLOCK NO. 14.
6 L McAllister ' 35         1- Wilson & Eyre 95
7 Ditto 35                        2 George Smith 40
8 .Dr. Thompson 46       3 George Robson 43  
9 L. McAllister 35          4 George Lilley 42  
10 George Coulstock 31 5 - Ebdcen 41    
11 -Ditto 40                    6 Ditto 45      
12 Joseph Hewson 22    7 Ditto 50    
 13 John Piers . 20         8 Bowermann 87  
14 Thomas Napier 20    9 James Connell 69  
15 William Sharp 21     10 T. D. Weatherly 55  
16 Michael Pender 19    11 Gco. Mercer 70
17 John Batman 23        12Henry Smith 35
18 B Willis 42                13 Wm Hutton 36
19 R Russell 30              14 Thos. Walker 36
20 M. Carr 48                 15 Ditto 39
BLOCK. NO. 12.           16 J. P. Fawkner 40  
1 James Ross 32             17 Thos. Walker 41
2 Henry Batman 18        18 Charles Wedge 67
3 Gilbert Marshall 18     19 Fras. Nodin 50
4 - Synnott 19                 20 Geo. F. Reid 56
5 Geo. Scarborough 18
6 Henry Howey 30        WILLIAMS TOWN  
7 Ditto 29 7                      Allotments sold.
8 Ditto 45          
9 John.Wood 26 ,             BLOCK NO. 3.
10 Charles Swanston 30  3 H McLean £50
11 Dr Cotter 30                4 - Webb 40
12 Henry Allan :22          5 J. Mc'Namara 45
13 James Hill 20              6 Wm. Hutton 45
14 James McDonald 20  7 James Simpson 47  
15 - Darke18                    8- F. Nodin 59  
16-J H Lancey20              9 John Hyland 42

..All the biddings were by pounds, and often £5 and £10; the first landholders of Port Phillip des pining the paltry method of bidding by shillings and crowns. . . Such ore the particuiars of our first Land Sale; the Auctioneer was Mr Hoddle, Surveyor Gene ral, fro m Sydney. The biddings were brisk, and soon knocked down. I presume more will be offered here soon, in hopes of a good price. Had 850 been put up, all would have been sold

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