This post is purely so that students or researchers might more easily find a useful resource.
Though covering a small area and a very specific part of history, it is important.
There is a book - 'On the Block - Rocks, Rabbits and Reptiles.' It was compiled by one of the soldier settlers, Merv McRae, and contains contributions from many others, It covers Darlington, Pura Pura and Mortlake, in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.
The books are priced at the minimum possible.
On the Block - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/477124
This is the new edition of the book.
To the left is the front cover of the original book, published in 1987.
|Standard house provided by SoldierSettlement Commission|
These are the people who contributed to this book:
Austin, T. Badham, Greta. Badham, R. Banks, J. & M. Biggin, B. Biggin, Marj. Biggin, Rob. Blain, Mick. Blain, Marg. (nee Reichman.) Brewer, Doris. Buntine, L. & E. Burgess, T. Chambers, J. Cumming, E. & L. Creen, Ethel. Edmunds, J. Erwin, J. George, D. (nee Watson) Gill, Lena. Gladman, Joyce. Gleeson, W. & P. Gleghorn, Mary. Grant, L. & M. Gray, B. & J. Gray, D. & Y. Gray, R. & P. Grills, L.& L. Guthrie, L. M. Hamilton, A. & J. Hannah, J. Harding, Jean. Harrison, J. & E. Hebbard, E. & M. Hill, Iris. Inglis, Louise (nee McRae) Jackson, Joanne. Kennedy, F. Kidman, J. & J. Krepp, G. & A. Lade, D. L. & W. L. Lade, M. Lawson, Pauline, (nee Piper) Lavery, J. Luckock, Jean. Lyon, W. P. Lyon, Molly. Maconachie, G. R. Menzies, J. Monds, A. & M. Moroney, Iris. McRae, A. M. McRae, M. A. Muir, Freda. Murray, G. & N. Price, J. Proctor, G. & M. Rogash, Lorna. Robertson, J. Ritchie, N. Schafer, A. & M. Scott, T. & M. Sullivan, Bonnie (now Kennedy) Tonkin, A. Turner, Elsie, (now Christie) Walker, A. K. & L. J. Wentworth, M. & I. Wentworth, J. And Nance, Whelan, Gary. Williams (nee Rogash.)