Burke Manuscript

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John Leith Leithfield called after John Leith. He had been a shepherd, and started the accommodation house in the fifties. He was an intelligent, enterprising man. But later matters went wrong. Wood’s Mill on the Windmill Road was I think bought by him and removed here.

Duncan & Donald & Cameron, Saltwater Creek. Dampier’s Township, two brothers, very persevering and obliging men.

Halswell after Mr Edmond Halswell cnr. Native Reserve/41

Linwood is so called from the name of the residence of Joseph Brittan, on the Avon. His sections extended back from the river and of course have all been cut up, and the name followed. Richmond used to be called Bingsland, and before that was called the Church Land. Mr C.B. Fooks, once Secretary of the Land Board, held long leases of a very large block and resided there. It afterwards passed to one BING, a Hungarian, and was spoken of as Bing’s land, hence BINGSLAND.

Prebbleton was called after the Prebble family.

Fendalton after Mr Fendall. Both very early arrivals.

Spreydon was originally Spreydon Farm belonging to Augustus Moore, called the Doctor. He was an early arrival and called it after some familiar place in Devonshire.

New Brighton then a sandy wilderness was so christened by George Oram, landlord of the Clarendon who had bought a section there and always said it would be a watering place. Thomas Raine at that time a busy soda water man, also bought and others followed suit.

Addington was so called by Mr Sewell, a lawyer and politician of those days who owned all the frontage on Lincoln Road and Selwyn St. which was cut up into blocks and sold by Messrs Harman & Stevens, in quarter acre up to five acre blocks in 1863. It was a dry, shingly, hungry looking country originally.

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