The Smith-Bullas Collection

Portion of an 1885 Railways Department map (no. 10) drawn as part of the tender specifications (Contract no. 2378) for the building of the Creswick-Daylesford section of the Ballarat-Daylesford line

This illuminating map shows:

  • The positioning of the Smith farm buildings;
  • the route of the new railway line which cut a swathe through the Smith farm.  The junction with the line coming in from Carlsruhe can be seen just to the right of the buildings;
  • the proximity of Smith's Creek to the Smith farm, suggesting that the creek derived its name from the farm;
  • the proximity of Lot 6 in East Street, just below Macadam Street, which was the Tresise home.  William and Anne's son William married Richard and Dinah Tresise's daughter Jane in 1890.
Although it is not fully shown on this portion of the map, both Sullivan and East Streets are annotated "Township Boundary".  Thus the Smith farm lay just to the east of the far south-eastern corner of the then township of Daylesford.
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Smith's Creek neighbourhood, 1885

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

   Portion of a modern Daylesford tourist map showing the location of the Smith farm in East Street relative to the town centre.

   Section of William and Anne's 1858 marriage registration showing William's signature and Anne's mark.

   Section of William and Anne's son William's 1890 marriage registration showing father's and son's signatures and mother Anne's or sister Anne's signature also.

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

    Reginald's departure from Daylesford for WW1 service.

    William and Anne's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   The inscriptions on William and Anne Smith's grave in the Daylesford Cemetery.  (There are two images on this page.)

   Son William's grave, Daylesford Cemetery.

   The Egerton Cemetery grave of Anne's nieces, Rosa and Elsie Bullas.

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