Italian Gully

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Italian Gully was a gold mining settlement in Victoria. It is about 6.7km south of Smythesdale.

Contents

Origin of the name

History

In August 1859, the Star reported mining activities on a number of leads[1]

Long Thought About Lead

Argyle Lead

Black Ball Lead

Roxburgh Lead

The Red White and Blue

Contest Lead

Oldham Lead (Italian Gully)

Governance

In 1859 there was a Mining Warden on the diggings.

Geography and climate

Italian Gully is about 346m above seal level.[2]

Environment

Economy

Businesses

John Bailey, cordwainer (quality shoe maker), <1863>.[3]

Crosthwaite Bros, general merchants, established by Daniel Crosthwaite, run by T. H. Crosthwaite and R. W. Crosthwaite. <1918>[4]

Samuel Mathews, butcher, <1860>[5]

Francis Wise, blacksmith, <1863>[6]

Hotels

The Miners' Home Hotel in <1862>.

The Rising Sun Hotel in <1862>.

The Star Hotel in <1861-1862>.

Demography

Culture

Sport

The Italian Gully Cricket Club challenged the Smythesdale Cricket Club to a match in November 1859.[7]

The tennis club at Italian Gully came second in its first season of competitions in 1914.[8]

Industry

Gold mining companies in Italian Gully

Star of the North Co.<1859-1860>[9]

Emeu Co.

Formosa Co.

Kossuth Co.

Prince of Wales G.M.Co. <1860-1863>[10]

Argo Co. <1860>[9]

Monte Christo Co. <1860>

Waterloo Co. <1860>

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

There was a state school at Italian Gully. On Empire Day 1915, 80 students took part in celebrations reported in the Ballarat Courier:

"The children of the State school to the number of about 80, saluted the Flag and gave three cheers for King and Empire. Mr C. Walker, accompanied by his son and Sergt. Nicholson, of Ballarat, motored out and assisted in the celebrations. A fine programme of patriotic addresses and songs by children was gone through. Mr Walker, Jun. gave an exhibition of bugle calls, and it was much appreciated. Cr Daniels, the mayor presided. In the afternoon the children wore treated to cakes and sweets. and had a very enjoyable time."[11]
(Mr. Charles Walker was President of the Scarsdale Old Boys' Association, and his son, Geoff, was a member of the Australian Cadets. They had also been at the Scarsdale Primary School earlier in the day.[12])

Gertrude Effie Vale was a teacher at Italian Gully State School.[13]

Media

See also

Mining in Italian Gully - Mining companies in Italian Gully - Mining gullies in Italian Gully - Mining gutters in Italian Gully - Mining leads in Italian Gully - Mining reefs in Italian Gully

Staffordshire Reef

William H. Causon

Notes


References

  1. 1859 'ITALIAN GULLY.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 16 August, p. 4, viewed 5 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66054707
  2. Map of Italian Gully, Victoria, Bonzle Digital Atlas, http://www.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=10522&cmd=sp
  3. 1863 'SCARSDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 September, p. 4, viewed 7 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72517412
  4. 1918 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 21 February, p. 4 Edition: DAILY., viewed 6 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75177291
  5. 1860 'NEW INSOLVENTS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 25 January, p. 5, viewed 7 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5695800
  6. 1863 'NEW INSOLVENTS.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 3 April, p. 2, viewed 7 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72556037
  7. 1859 'ITALIAN GULLY.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 19 November, p. 3, viewed 12 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72463288
  8. 1914 'TENNIS.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 18 March, p. 7 Edition: DAILY., viewed 5 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73496309
  9. 9.0 9.1 1860 'ITALIAN GULLY.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 6 June, p. 2, viewed 7 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66056277
  10. 1863 'SMYTHESDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 17 January, p. 1 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR, viewed 12 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72554213
  11. 1915 'ITALIAN GULLY.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 26 May, p. 5, viewed 5 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73963713
  12. 1915 'SCARSDALE.', The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 26 May, p. 5, viewed 5 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73963695
  13. M. M. McCallum, 1916, Ballarat and District Citizens and Sports at home and abroad, McCallum Press and Publishing Company, Wendouree, Victoria, http://archive.org/stream/ballaratdistrict00mccaiala/ballaratdistrict00mccaiala_djvu.txt


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--Beth Kicinski 09:59, 16 November 2016 (AEDT)

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