The Tresise-Pollard Collection

Modern-day Smith's Creek, Daylesford, from Wombat Hill, April, 2000

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  • The right-hand boundary of the large paddock, left of centre, abuts East Street, the line of which continues to the prominent line of hills;
  • East Street crosses Sullivan Street, the line of which is traced by the large paddock's top boundary, etched by a mostly thin border of vegetation;
  • The Tresise land was the small, narrow, horizontal strip of vacant land, partly hidden by a large tree or two, barely observable bottom right of the intersection of Sullivan and East Streets;
  • The large paddock left centre was daughter Jane's parents-in-law farm, the buildings of which still lie at the paddock corner closest to the camera;
  • Just discernible, as a thin, slightly curving line of lighter-coloured grass horizontally extending half-way across the large paddock from East Street, is the line of the long-removed Daylesford-Ballarat railway track.
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Smith's Creek, Daylesford

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(Note:  Viewing the maps in the listed order will give you a 'zoom out' effect.)

   Portion of a Department of Lands & Survey map showing Richard Tresise's 1872 Crown Grant land purchase in East Street, Daylesford.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the Tresise land and buildings in East Street and the proximity of William Pollard's land and buildings.

   Portion of a Railways Department 1885 map showing the relationship of Tresise land and buildings, Smith land and buildings, Smith's Creek, William Pollard's land and buildings and the route of the Daylesford to Ballarat line.

   Portion of a modern Daylesford tourist map showing  the location of East Street.

   Newspaper item listing Richard's 1872 land purchase.

   Sections of baby Dinah's 1863 and baby Jane's 1867 birth registrations showing Richard's signature and the tragic early loss of Tresise children's lives.  (There are two images on this page.)

   Daughter Ellen's signature (and husband's) on 1881 marriage register.

   Daughter Jane's signature (and husband's) on 1890 marriage register.

   The Finding of the Magisterial Inquiry into Dinah's 1899 death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Dinah's death.

   'The Daylesford Herald' snippet regarding Richard's 1903 death.

   Grandson Reginald Smith's WW1 enlistment recorded in 'The Daylesford Advocate'.

   Reginald's departure from Daylesford for WW1 service.

   Daughter Jane's 1918 funeral notice.

   Jane's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   Son-in-law William's 1940 death notices.

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