MISS E. CALLAWAY
Daughter of Early Pioneers
THE death in the Maryborough Hospital, on Friday, of Miss Eliza Callaway at the age of 77 years, recalls the early history of the Heytesbnry Forest. With her late parents, Charles and Anne Callaway, Miss Callaway, was one of the first residents of this district, at a time when the settlers had to blaze their own trail through the dense bush and largely build their homes from timber cut from the land which had been selected. Miss Callaway, who lived at Carisbrook for the last 30 years of her life, was born at Amherst. Her father, who had attended the Amherst gold rush, was a butcher, and portion of the build ing which he occupied in following his trade, still stands. SCOTT'S CREEK LAND AT £1 ACRE In 1875 or 1876 he decided to take up land in the Heytesbury Forest. He selected 240 acres at £1 acre at Scott's Creek, and with his wife and family, pioneered the locality. Their property was situated about three miles from Cowley's Creek by which Timboon was then known. HOP GROWING ENTERPRISE After clearing his land, Charles Callaway, with the assistance of his family, followed farming pur- suits for many years. Subsequently he embarked upon hop growing and was successful in this enterprise, until the red spid- er made its appearance and wrecked the hopes of profitable crops result- ing. The red spider is still in the forest but now preys largely on ferns.