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Robert Hoddle
Robert Hoddle
Robert Hoddle
(20 April 1794 – 24 October 1881)[5] was a surveyor and artist. He is best known as the surveyor general of the Port Phillip District (later known as the Australian state of Victoria) from 1837-1853, especially for creation of what is now known as the Hoddle Grid, the area of the CBD of Melbourne. He was also an accomplished artist and depicted scenes of the Port Phillip region and New South Wales. Hoddle was one of the earliest-known European artists to depict Ginninderra, the area now occupied by Canberra, Australia's National Capital.[6][7]Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Surveying in Australia 1.3 Artist in ink and watercolours 1.4 Later life 1.5 Personal life 1.6 Death2 Legacy 3 ReferencesBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Hoddle, the son of a bank clerk for the Bank of England, was born in Westminster, London.[5] He became a cadet-surveyor in the British army in 1812
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Westminster
Westminster
Westminster
(/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/) is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.[1] Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey
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Geelong
Geelong
Geelong
(/dʒɪˈlɒŋ/[3][4]) is a port city located on Corio Bay
Corio Bay
and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second largest Victorian city, with an estimated urban population of 192,393[1] as at June 2016, having grown 2.1 percent since June 2015.[1] Geelong
Geelong
runs from the plains of Lara in the north to the rolling hills of Waurn Ponds
Waurn Ponds
to the south, with Corio Bay
Corio Bay
to the east and hills to the west
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Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
(ACT; known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938) is Australia's federal district, located in the south-east of the country and enclaved within the state of New South Wales. It contains Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Geographically, the territory is bounded by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River
Cotter River
in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River
Molonglo River
in the north-east. The Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay
Territory, around the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula, which is the northern headland of Jervis Bay, is also governed as if it were part of the ACT. The need for a national territory was flagged by colonial delegates during the Federation conventions of the late 19th century
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Robert Campbell (1769–1846)
15 April 1846 (aged 77) Duntroon, near Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia (Now known as Duntroon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia)Spouse(s) Sophia Palmer (1777–1833)Children John Campbell (1802–1886) Robert Campbell (1804–1859) Sophia Ives Campbell (1807–1809) Charles Campbell (1810–1888) Sarah Jeffreys nee Campbell (1815–?) George P
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Hamilton Hume
Hamilton Hume
Hamilton Hume
(19 June 1797 – 19 April 1873[1]) was an early explorer of the present-day Australian states of New South Wales
New South Wales
and Victoria. In 1824, along with William Hovell, Hume participated in an expedition that first took an overland route from Sydney
Sydney
to Port Phillip (near the site of present-day Melbourne). Along with Sturt in 1828, he was part of an expedition of the first Europeans to discover the Darling River.Contents1 Background 2 Exploratory career2.1 Early exploration 2.2 Hume and Hovell expedition 2.3 Discovery of the Darling River 2.4 Controversy with Hovell3 Later life 4 Honours 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksBackground[edit]His father – Andrew Hamilton Hume, painted by Joseph BacklerHe was born on 19 June 1797 in Seven Hills, near Parramatta, a settlement close to (and now a suburb of) Sydney
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Governor Bourke
Napoleonic WarsWar of the Second Coalition Anglo-Spanish War Peninsular WarAwards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath General
General
Sir Richard Bourke, KCB (4 May 1777 – 12 August 1855) was an Irish-born British Army
British Army
officer who served as Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837. As a lifelong Whig (Liberal), he encouraged the emancipation of convicts and helped bring forward the ending of penal transportation to Australia. In this, he faced strong opposition from the military/conservative establishment and its press. He approved a new settlement on the Yarra River, and named it Melbourne, in honour of the incumbent British Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Public life 3 References 4 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Born in Dublin, Ireland, Bourke was educated at Westminster and read law at Christ Church, Oxford
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Flinders Street, Melbourne
Flinders Street
Street
is a notable street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Running roughly parallel to the Yarra River, Flinders Street
Street
forms the southern edge of the Hoddle Grid. It is exactly 1 mi (1.609 km) in length and one and a half chains (99 ft, 30 m) in width. It is named for the explorer Matthew Flinders, erroneously credited with discovering Port Phillip
Port Phillip
at the time of its naming. It extends eastwards as far as Spring Street
Street
and the Treasury Gardens
Treasury Gardens
and westwards past Batman's Hill
Batman's Hill
to the Melbourne
Melbourne
Docklands. As the closest street to the river, Flinders Street
Street
serviced Melbourne's original river port
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Spencer Street, Melbourne
Spencer Street
Street
is a major street and thoroughfare in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria. The street was gazetted in 1837 as the western-most boundary of the Hoddle Grid. Spencer Street
Street
is named for John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer, former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
under Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[1]Contents1 Location 2 History 3 Notable buildings3.1 Heritage Listed 3.2 Other Buildings 3.3 Under Construction4 Transport 5 Ghost sightings 6 See also 7 ReferencesLocation[edit] Running roughly north-south, Spencer Street
Street
forms the western edge of the original Hoddle Grid
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Spring Street, Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne
(/ˈmɛlbərn/[8] locally [ˈmɛɫbn̩] ( listen))[9][10] is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian
Australian
state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania.[1] The name "Melbourne" covers an urban agglomeration spanning 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi),[2] which comprises the broader metropolitan area, as well as being the common name for its city centre
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Williamstown, Victoria
Williamstown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km (5.6 mi) south-west of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Hobsons Bay. Williamstown is also the main town where the Australian Television Program Blue Heelers
Blue Heelers
was filmed.Contents1 History1.1 Indigenous history 1.2 Colonial exploration and settlement 1.3 Victorian gold rush
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Fitzroy, Victoria
Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra. At the 2016 Census, Fitzroy had a population of 10,445. Planned as Melbourne's first suburb,[2] it was later also one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status. It occupies Melbourne's smallest and most densely populated suburban area, just 100 ha. Fitzroy is known throughout Australia
Australia
for its street art, music scene and culture of bohemianism, and is the main home of Melbourne's Fringe Festival. Its commercial heart is Brunswick Street, one of Melbourne's major retail, culinary, and nightlife strips
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Berrima, New South Wales
Berrima (/ˈbɛrɪmə/[2]) is a historic village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. The village, once a major town, is located on the Old Hume Highway
Old Hume Highway
between Canberra
Canberra
and Sydney. It was previously known officially as the Town of Berrima. It is close to the three major towns of the Southern Highlands; Mittagong, Bowral
Bowral
and Moss Vale.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Berrima Court House 4 Old Berrima Gaol 5 Notable residents 6 References 7 BibliographyEtymology[edit] The name Berrima is believed to derive from an Aboriginal word meaning either "southward" or "black swan".[3][4] History[edit]The Surveyor General Inn at Berrima was established in 1834Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchSt
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Richmond, Victoria
Richmond is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km (1.86 miles) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra municipality.[2] The 2011 Census listed Richmond's population as 26,121.[3] Three of the 82 designated major activity centres identified in the Melbourne
Melbourne
2030 Metropolitan Strategy are located in Richmond—the commercial strips of Victoria Street, Bridge Road and Swan Street. The diverse suburb has been the subject of gentrification since the early 1990s and now contains an eclectic mix of expensively converted warehouse residences, public housing high-rise flats and terrace houses from the Victorian-era. The residential segment of the suburb exists among a lively retail sector
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St. Kilda Road
St Kilda Road
Road
is a street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is part of the locality of Melbourne
Melbourne
which has the postcode of 3004, and along with Swanston Street forms a major spine of the city. St Kilda Road
Road
begins at Flinders Street, in the central business district and crosses Princes Bridge, which spans the Yarra River
Yarra River
and connects the central business district of Melbourne
Melbourne
with the suburb of St Kilda, ending at Carlisle Street, St Kilda
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Victoria Street, Melbourne
Victoria Street is one of the major thoroughfares of inner Melbourne,[1] running east-west for over six kilometres between Munster Terrace in North Melbourne
Melbourne
and the Yarra River. The road is known as Victoria Parade for over one-and-a-half kilometres of its length (between the prominent intersections of Spring Street and Hoddle Street), distinguishable with a wide reservation and tramway down the middle.[1] Victoria Street touches the north-east corner of the Hoddle Grid at the intersection of La Trobe Street and Spring Street, opposite the Carlton Gardens
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