The Millers of Murrindindi

The Millers of Murrindindi

Alexander Miller and John Macfarlane, Murrindindi 1844-1870

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“Alexander Miller packed his Glasgow inheritance and seeking a new venture, purchased a Land Grant near Adelaide. The, gathering his family and servants, sailed to South Australia in 1839, but when they arrived in the emerging colony, discovered the surveyors had not pegged the Land Grant boundaries. Therefore, the family continued on to Port Phillip where Alex and Peter Virtue commenced trading as merchants. Before long. The Lure of the Land beckoned, with Alex moving to Cliff Bank, a small run in the Victorian country near Macedon. Within two years, Alex and his brother-in-law, John Macfarlane, purchased Murrindinda on the Muddy Creek, near Yea, 95 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. The shrewd and astute Alex consolidated the holding, strenuously objecting to encroachments and Government resumptions. Meanwhile, the activities of Alex’s growing family reveal the mischievous, boisterous young students and the decorous practices of the young ladies and gentlemen of that morally restrictive Victorian era-so vividly illustrated in Mrs Alexander Miller’s letter describing the wedding of her two daughters at Murrindindi. The hilarious highlights that occurred at that 1870 wedding overshadowed Alex’s premature death and regrettably, his family strayed from the terms of his will with dire consequences. The Millers of Murrindindi story contains previously unpublished material and describes in detail, the family’s settlement on the well-known Yea district property on which stands Alexander Miller’s legacy: the acclaimed National Trust Murrindindi homestead.”--Back cover.
Publisher: Yeppoon, [Queensland] : Willy Wagtail Publishing, 2018.
ISBN: 9780646597782
Characteristics: xix, 207 p., [18] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.

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