Mopoke Gully

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Mopoke Gully is a locality in Ballarat, near Black Hill.

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Etymology

History

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

In 1862 Mopoke Gully had a brickmaking industry.[1] Plans to extend Macarthur Street to Black Hill were opposed by the brickmakers as it would interfere with their operations.[1] In 1863, Mat Gowland, a brickmaker at Mopoke Gully wrote to The Star complaining about paying a £10 licence fee.[2] This fee enabled the brickmaker to have two acres of ground for brickmaking.[3]

Gowland had earlier described conditions:

"...in Mopoke Gully they are working ground which is nothing better than a sludge channel, and are even converting the sludge into bricks, &c; and by some oversight of the law they must pay at the rate of £40 per acre per annum for it, or much more in one year than would buy a freehold allotment of land in a better situation."[4]

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Education

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A road to the Black Hill," The Star, Saturday 16 August 1862, pg. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66326397, (accessed January 18, 2014)
  2. Gowland, Matt, "The Brickmakers' Grievance," The Star, Saturday 16 May 1863, pg. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72557052, (accessed January 18, 2014)
  3. "Letters to the Editor: Brickmaking," The Star, Friday 16 August 1861, pg. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66341378, (accessed January 17, 2014)
  4. Gowland, Matt, "The Brickmakers' Grievance," The Star, Saturday 9 May 1863, pg. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72556858, (accessed January 18, 2014)

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--Beth Kicinski 08:03, 25 August 2013 (EST)

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