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Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,419,359
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,637
3 noelwoodhouse 2,887,203
4 annmanley 2,237,561
5 John.F.Hall 2,115,993
...
1212 beth.stott 22,359
1213 petann 22,289
1214 MARGPEKIN 22,278
1215 pmitchell 22,277
1216 peterjau 22,262
1217 burgjoh 22,261

22,277 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 380
March 2017 9
February 2017 3
November 2016 25
October 2016 32
September 2016 2
August 2016 78
June 2016 247
May 2016 161
April 2016 47
March 2016 65
January 2016 412
December 2015 106
November 2015 411
October 2015 559
September 2015 194
August 2015 43
July 2015 145
June 2015 47
May 2015 27
April 2015 3
March 2015 11
February 2015 115
January 2015 1,712
December 2014 33
October 2014 605
August 2014 28
July 2014 142
March 2014 37
February 2014 111
January 2014 201
December 2013 255
November 2013 136
September 2013 30
July 2013 388
June 2013 140
April 2013 4
March 2013 16
January 2013 158
December 2012 451
September 2012 5
June 2012 184
March 2012 53
February 2012 38
November 2011 48
September 2011 402
August 2011 198
April 2011 118
February 2011 1
January 2011 3,066
December 2010 704
November 2010 1,611
October 2010 238
September 2010 426
August 2010 784
July 2010 54
June 2010 106
May 2010 1,251
April 2010 185
January 2010 1,031
December 2009 1,288
November 2009 14
September 2009 489
August 2009 773
July 2009 105
May 2009 17
March 2009 502
February 2009 56
November 2008 77
October 2008 503
August 2008 381

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 4,419,328
2 NeilHamilton 3,046,637
3 noelwoodhouse 2,887,203
4 annmanley 2,237,491
5 John.F.Hall 2,115,988
...
1209 beth.stott 22,359
1210 petann 22,289
1211 MARGPEKIN 22,278
1212 pmitchell 22,277
1213 peterjau 22,262
1214 burgjoh 22,261

22,277 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

April 2017 380
March 2017 9
February 2017 3
November 2016 25
October 2016 32
September 2016 2
August 2016 78
June 2016 247
May 2016 161
April 2016 47
March 2016 65
January 2016 412
December 2015 106
November 2015 411
October 2015 559
September 2015 194
August 2015 43
July 2015 145
June 2015 47
May 2015 27
April 2015 3
March 2015 11
February 2015 115
January 2015 1,712
December 2014 33
October 2014 605
August 2014 28
July 2014 142
March 2014 37
February 2014 111
January 2014 201
December 2013 255
November 2013 136
September 2013 30
July 2013 388
June 2013 140
April 2013 4
March 2013 16
January 2013 158
December 2012 451
September 2012 5
June 2012 184
March 2012 53
February 2012 38
November 2011 48
September 2011 402
August 2011 198
April 2011 118
February 2011 1
January 2011 3,066
December 2010 704
November 2010 1,611
October 2010 238
September 2010 426
August 2010 784
July 2010 54
June 2010 106
May 2010 1,251
April 2010 185
January 2010 1,031
December 2009 1,288
November 2009 14
September 2009 489
August 2009 773
July 2009 105
May 2009 17
March 2009 502
February 2009 56
November 2008 77
October 2008 503
August 2008 381

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COUNTRY NEWS. BALLARAT AND DISTRICT. (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thursday 4 December 1913 [Issue No.21,018] page 6 2017-04-29 17:54 Warrnambool Technical School, and xvord
lias been receix-ed stating that a grant of
is being adx.nced for the establishment of
Warrnambool Technical School, and word
has been received stating that a grant of
is being advanced for the establishment of
WARRNAMBOOL. (Article), The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Saturday 14 June 1913 [Issue No.18,171] page 18 2017-04-29 17:52 Mr. John King, of the Bairnadale School
Mr. John King, of the Bairnsdale School
WARRNAMBOOL ART SHOOL. EXAMINATION RESULTS. MELBOURNE, Monday. (Article), Hamilton Spectator (Vic. : 1870 - 1918), Tuesday 28 March 1911 [Issue No.7998] page 5 2017-04-29 17:51 WRRIfAMBOOL ART SCfiOOL.
MELBODBNR
.the Warrnamhool UchnicaJ Art
'P PricMchl Piano
? following results were
obtained .-Fass with credit. nsawM
' jaSfr'CT oan K. Buck-
'Phu, 82 '; Frank p, Alston, 41.
WARRNAMBOOL ART SCHOOL.
MELBOURNE
The Warrnambool technical art school examination in
practical piano geometry
the following results were
obtained :- Pass with credit. Oswald
Burt, 70.9 ; pass, Norman K. Buck
man, 62 ; Frank P, Alston, 41.
WARRNAMBOOL NEW TECHNICAL SCHOOL. (Article), Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929), Tuesday 17 May 1910 [Issue No.19,687] page 5 2017-04-29 17:48 Mr.1 Carew'Smylh, the art-and tccV
n i ca 1 director for;tiie. Jidu cation Depart^
hieht, visited .' WaiTiianibool on-Friday
and-conferred- with the "Warrnaiubobl
Technical. School .committee.-; :He j sub
mitted1 plans of a -building containing
four, liirgAclass rooms or. work .rooms,
for • erection on a ;corner.:.of the. State
school.grounds. Efforts are-to; be made
to-raise a fund, towards .the; cost of; tlie
building-;- -If ;a libernh response is made
the ■ Government'' will - contribute about
bivice :the amount;sribscribe&dbeally.
•mmtNAMEOOIi WOOLLEN -SULL".
Mr.Carew Smylh, the art and tech
nical director for the Education Depart
ment visited Warrnamboo on Friday
and conferred with the Warrnambool
Technical. School .committee. He sub
mitted plans of a building containing
four large class rooms or work rooms,
for erection on a corner.of the State
school.grounds. Efforts are to; be made
to raise a fund, towards .the cost of the
building. If a liberal response is made
the Government' will contribute about
twice the amount subscribed locally.
WARNNAMBOOL WOOLLEN MILL
COUNTRY NEWS. TECHNICAL SCHOOLDS. MOVEMENT AT WARRNAMBOOL. WARRNAMBOOL, Tuesday. (Article), The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), Wednesday 23 December 1908 [Issue No.16406] page 6 2017-04-29 17:44 tVarrnambool. The mayor presided.
An outline of the project was Riven
idiuilar to the Working Men s College in
MMbaunic.) ( . im _ of the following
i'cntlemen was appointed to forward the
movement :-The Ven A i chdtocoi. i ea
'Messrs J. iJruithvaiu*. . 1
MW right. Swan, and E. S. lounger.
Warrnambool. The mayor presided.
An outline of the project was given
similar to the Working Men s College in
Melbourne. A council consisting of the following
gentlemen was appointed to forward the
movement :-The Ven. Archdeacon Pea
'Messrs J. Braithwaite, Mesley, Pursell,
Wainwright. Swan, and E. S. Younger.
WARRNAMBOOL. (Article), The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thursday 8 October 1908 [Issue No.16715] page 8 2017-04-29 17:42 The Warruaiubool branch of the Aus
tralian Natives' Association lias obtained
great value to tho town.
tion of a committee of tlie town council
for covering the principal streets -with a
coating of tar nnd oil to minimise the dust
The Warrnambool branch of the Aus
tralian Natives' Association has obtained
great value to the town.
tion of a committee of the town council
for covering the principal streets with a
coating of tar and oil to minimise the dust
DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thursday 21 July 1853 [Issue No.1942] page 5 2017-04-29 17:24 MAILS TO EUROPE -Tho Chief Postmaster ¡Ita« nn"
noitnced that correspondence to the northern countries
of I uropo un Trieste cannot bo fornnrdwl by that
route tuiles« upon prepayment of the r«cd Sea Postage,
lu nil lltlon to tho Colonial l'ustage, according to the
f« »lowing scale -vi/, Lcttcis not exceeding half an
nunn lb , excoc ling half an ounce, mid not cxceelliig
PETITIONS AGAINST RETURNS- Ills 1 \ccllcncy the
Lltutcnint Govtrnor lins ngiin ordered Intlmnt'oii In
MAILS TO EUROPE -The Chief Postmaster has an
nounced that correspondence to the northern countries
of Europe via Trieste cannot be forwarded by that
route unless upon prepayment of the Red Sea Postage,
in addition to the Colonial Postage, according to the
following scale -viz, Letters not exceeding half an
ounce, 1s, exceeding half an ounce, mid not cxceelliig
PETITIONS AGAINST RETURNS- His Excellency the
Lieutenant-Governor has again ordered Intlmnt'oii In
AT WARRNAMBOOL. No. I. (Article), Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Saturday 14 October 1893 [Issue No.1970] page 30 2017-04-29 17:17 whisk-. Adjoining tho town hall is tho
mechanics' institute and ait- gallery. This
comprises n free reading room and free library.
the German school, selecicd by the late Mr.
artist himself of the Water Hole at Colerainc
perpetuates Euvelot. Mr. Rolando is repre
sented by some good paintings of Gippslaud
displays some coast pieces far abovo the calibre
young natives, blaster Carl Archibald, lias dis
Ho is considered to be tho war" artist of. the
future, as he delights iu sketches of slrifo,
delineations of man, horse and artillory mingled
At tho back of the court house is the police
Warrnambool gaol must have a nice soheiing
effect upon a "drunk and disorderly." Tho
quarters arc good, and ho has nothing to do but
far that there is a special kitchen hero in which
Hindoo and Mahoinctnn culprits can cook their
go hungry before granting them suoh indulgence.
They would not starve, one may bo sure. It is
bad enough to have theso pests over
running tho laud without pampering them
in gaol. The oulerly room is closo to Timor-
street. Here tho Garrison Militia have their
head nasi ten under the immediate control of
Scrjeaut-Mnjor Costcllo, Major Hclpman being
the commanding officer. In this fine hall I soe
tho Clarke Cup, won throe years in succession
by tho Warrnambool battery, whioh is also tho
present holder of tho Dickson shield. That this
battery should have tlirco times beaten all the
others in the eolony till it remains the prond
possessor of Sir Willinm Clarke's handsome gift
reflects the highest credit upon men and olficere.
being reduced. Tho patriotic spirit of the
not damped by false eoonomy. Thore is lots of
Hcldom heard greater applause than that which
greeted Dr. J. W. O'Brien at a concert in tho
orderly room, when he song How Blake Boat
Van Tromp, and England Rules the Sen. I little
thonght years back, sitting in tho rooms of my
old friend in Trinity College, Dublin, when tho
all tho honors, that I should meet him surgeon
of militia- in Warrnambool, besides being
F. R. G. fa. , M.D., &c. I am still only "the
Yngabond."
Let us go back to tho Western Hotel and look
of Timor to do with this place, and who Was
typical namo. And it is typical of tho old
comfort iu the inner details. Host Gibney is a
true Britisher, of tho type which makes tho
gonial gentlemen of the road. The Western is
Families with children will bo better served at
another establishment which is tho oliief fea
ing even than tho Presbyterian churoli,
'whioh crowns the end of the street, resembling
an English cathedral. Tho bluff on whioh this
is built is tho finest site in the town. It is com
monly known as North Warrnambool. Noxt to
tho Cathedral is the hospitable residence of Mr.
Opie; higher up, Mr. Ardlio's and Mr. Red-
Khan's, whore I have great pleasure in renewing
my acquaintance with an old Californiau friend,
whoso company is as pleasant as of yore. Bui
nil these ploasant places are as nothing to
idea of the. Grand Ozone Palace, at tho corner
f Kepler and Koroit streots. The design, ns
will bo scon, is picturesque and imposing, and,
and its noble proportions nie enhanced by the
ner, and aro spacious, well lighted and venti
Banitary and culinary arrangements are based
The dining halls and reception rooms arc large
designed with n view to the . comfort of those
who use thorn, and fresh air and ample light arc
provided for iu all the bedrooms. The internal
arrangements as well as tho architectural treat
ment of the exterior arc calculated to satiafy the
writes "Tho popularity of Warrnambool as a
summer rcsoit is rapidly increasing, situated as
interesting coast line of grim grey rocks anc
resque hanks and falls, and the mar.y heautifu,
tho ideal resort of tho health end pleasuro
seeker, and with the advent of the iron horso
coming to tiiis favored ami salubrious locality
dation and tho ab-:enco of railway communica
tion. Local requirements arc also increasing
resources arefrfiquently "overtaxed. Tho new
palace th<p-£jar"e supplies a vvant which lias long
been fcltf" It lias cost the enterprising direc
tors—all t'oqfal ipoji-fi(Stor,-J526,000 fy fill this
want, 1/tfiqnoney IktsMniofi Alellffspen I, for tho
pnlace is.ljJpiidoaiidjovoi'.aiolijiccture ill
Wai!ii»iiiboof._'Y0iyiffh\cpmV'to.ahurclior3
aro not tlioh'ghtciioinUefi of. The
Ozone possesses n colonial wine licence, hut
owing to the present nbsurdlaw can obtain nune
other. Thero are several old drinking places in
bought and transferred to tho Ozone, with tho
surd signs. If tho drugs are not properly pre
little avail. E\ory physician should bo a
can speak on this subject as ono having some
Victoria as dispenser at I'eDtiidge prison. The
whisky. Adjoining tho town hall is the
mechanics' institute and art gallery. This
comprises a free reading room and free library.
the German school, selected by the late Mr.
artist himself of the Water Hole at Coleraine
perpetuates Buvelot. Mr. Rolando is repre
sented by some good paintings of Gippsland
displays some coast pieces far above the calibre
young natives, blaster Carl Archibald, has dis
He is considered to be the war artist of the
future, as he delights iu sketches of strife,
delineations of man, horse and artillery mingled
At the back of the court house is the police
Warrnambool gaol must have a nice sobering
effect upon a "drunk and disorderly." The
quarters are good, and he has nothing to do but
far that there is a special kitchen here in which
Hindoo and Mahometan culprits can cook their
go hungry before granting them such indulgence.
They would not starve, one may be sure. It is
bad enough to have these pests over
running the land without pampering them
in gaol. The outerly room is close to Timor-
street. Here the Garrison Militia have their
head quarters under the immediate control of
Serjeant-Major Costello, Major Helpman being
the commanding officer. In this fine hall I see
the Clarke Cup, won three years in succession
by the Warrnambool battery, which is also the
present holder of the Dickson shield. That this
battery should have three times beaten all the
others in the colony till it remains the proud
possessor of Sir Williiam Clarke's handsome gift
reflects the highest credit upon men and olficers.
being reduced. The patriotic spirit of the
not damped by false economy. Thore is lots of
seldom heard greater applause than that which
greeted Dr. J. W. O'Brien at a concert in the
orderly room, when he sang How Blake Beat
Van Tromp, and England Rules the Sea. I little
thought years back, sitting in the rooms of my
old friend in Trinity College, Dublin, when the
all the honors, that I should meet him surgeon
of militia in Warrnambool, besides being
F. R. C. S., M.D., &c. I am still only "the
Vagabond."
Let us go back to the Western Hotel and look
of Timor to do with this place, and who was
typical name. And it is typical of the old
comfort in the inner details. Host Gibney is a
true Britisher, of the type which makes the
genial gentlemen of the road. The Western is
Families with children will be better served at
another establishment which is the ohief fea
ing even than the Presbyterian church,
'which crowns the end of the street, resembling
an English cathedral. The bluff on which this
is built is the finest site in the town. It is com
monly known as North Warrnambool. Next to
the Cathedral is the hospitable residence of Mr.
Opie; higher up, Mr. Ardlie's and Mr. Red-
ghan's, where I have great pleasure in renewing
my acquaintance with an old Californian friend,
whose company is as pleasant as of yore. But
all these pleasant places are as nothing to
idea of the. Grand Ozone Palace, at the corner
of Kepler and Koroit streets. The design, as
will be seen, is picturesque and imposing, and,
and its noble proportions are enhanced by the
ner, and are spacious, well lighted and venti
sanitary and culinary arrangements are based
The dining halls and reception rooms are large
designed with a view to the comfort of those
who use them, and fresh air and ample light arc
provided for in all the bedrooms. The internal
arrangements as well as the architectural treat
ment of the exterior are calculated to satisfy the
writes "The popularity of Warrnambool as a
summer resort is rapidly increasing, situated as
interesting coast line of grim grey rocks and
resque banks and falls, and the many beautiful
the ideal resort of the health and pleasure
seeker, and with the advent of the iron horse
coming to this favored and salubrious locality
dation and the absence of railway communica
tion. Local requirements are also increasing
resources are frequently "overtaxed. The new
palace therefore supplies a want which has long
been felt. It has cost the enterprising direc
tors—all local men - over £26,000 to fill this
want. The money has been well spent, for the
palace is.the pride and joy of architecture in
Warrnambool. I am afraid come-to-churchers
are not thought so much of. The
Ozone possesses a colonial wine licence, but
owing to the present absurd law can obtain none
other. There are several old drinking places in
bought and transferred to tho Ozone, with the
surd signs. If the drugs are not properly pre
little avail. Every physician should be a
can speak on this subject as one having some
Victoria as dispenser at Pentridge prison. The
AT WARRNAMBOOL. No. I. (Article), Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Saturday 14 October 1893 [Issue No.1970] page 30 2017-04-29 16:57 of,'property around about. Government as well
as the individual bonofits by the unearned in
the southern boundary. Bolden BrothersTat
this timo oooupiod Grassmore to the' orth-eaBt.'
Mr. Mark Nicholson, of Garvoo, who diod only
pioneors. Of these pastoralists Mr. Frank
or, of Wangoom Park is tho only ono living.
tho present site of Warrnambool. It was ti-troo
scrub, sheoak and Bwamp, andblaoks swarminir
found in Lady Bay, where some boilers wore
hnd his first mount from, and for many years
rode for, Mr. Tozer. This pioneer sots an ex
I would not adviso all of them to imi
tho trees in which tho town is embowered, which
givo this nppearanoe. There is nothing new
iB hero to stay. One must remember
that in this Western distriot you ere
in the oradle of Viotoria. When the blaokfeliow
7 " x Jis tf fspj£o$ W'A HIISAMBOOL. ' . . 1 , , ' . ..
_n i 'ng UP land between the Hopkins'
at iw 8 r'vorfli " was originally part of
Me 6 on' owned late In tho thirties by
wessrs. Foster and Strong, Tho prosont town
frnm1- heifer paddook, a fence running
m nver h) river on tho north, tho sea boing
Ho is a man of Devon, born at Topsbam, on tho'
coast of that most beautiful_of English oountieB.
Mr. Tosor landed in Fort Phillip in 1843, having
sailod from Plymouth in the Pathfinder. .When
he oamo up to St. Mary's to join Fostor and
grovy uji tdlltspreaent prosperity.' flo is still
more Sale and hearty than many muoli younger
men, as be deservcB to be, for the Squire of
Wangoom is known as tho Btraightest sports
man in Viotoria. Ho bred and ownod Viking and
Lottiei and he trained "Tommy" Oorrigan, who
satem, or that of Mr. J. M. Larnaok, now .of
Warrnambool is now one of the oleanest towns
quality makos it un-Australian. It is the stone
roamed over tho sites of Ballarat, Bendigo aniK
Caatleraaine, Warrnambool was a prosperous"
Tasmania. -When the gold fever broke out'
of its citizens ruehed to the diggings. An amus>
of property around about. Government as well
as the individual benefits by the unearned in
the southern boundary. Bolden Brothers that
this timo occupied Grassmere to the north-east.'
Mr. Mark Nicholson, of Garvoc, who died only
pioneers. Of these pastoralists Mr. Frank
Tozer, of Wangoom Park is the only one living.
the present site of Warrnambool. It was ti-tree
scrub, sheoak and swamp, and blacks swarming
found in Lady Bay, where some boilers were
had his first mount from, and for many years
rode for, Mr. Tozer. This pioneer sets an ex
I would not advise all of them to imi
the trees in which the town is embowered, which
give this appearance. There is nothing new
is here to stay. One must remember
that in this Western distriot you are
in the cradle of Viotoria. When the blaokfellow
VIEWS OF WARRNAMBOOL
point of rolling up land between the Hopkins'
and the Merri rivers, it was originally part of
St. Mary's station, owned late In the thirties by
Messrs. Foster and Strong, The present town
site was a heifer paddock, a fence running
from river to river on the north, the sea being
He is a man of Devon, born at Topsham, on the
coast of that most beautiful of English counties.
Mr. Tozer landed in Port Phillip in 1843, having
sailed from Plymouth in the Pathfinder. When
he oame up to St. Mary's to join Foster and
grow up to its present prosperity. He is still
more hale and hearty than many much younger
men, as he deserved to be, for the Squire of
Wangoom is known as the straightest sports
man in Victoria. He bred and owned Viking and
Lottie and he trained "Tommy" Corrigan, who
salem, or that of Mr. J. M. Larnach, now .of
Warrnambool is now one of the cleanest towns
quality makes it un-Australian. It is the stone
roamed over the sites of Ballarat, Bendigo and
Castlemaine, Warrnambool was a prosperous"
Tasmania. When the gold fever broke out
of its citizens rushed to the diggings. An amus
AT WARRNAMBOOL. No. I. (Article), Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918), Saturday 14 October 1893 [Issue No.1970] page 30 2017-04-29 16:47 W th short, sharp, violent lights made vivia
To southward far as the Bight can roam ' '
The seas that climb, niul tlio surfs that comb
and tho shore, the greatest living mastor of Eng
lish verse, nevor wroto anything moro boauti-
fully realistio than this description by Adam
Lindsay Gordon of the grim, groy ooast and sea
board ghastly of Southern Australia. It is n
forbidding coast now, it must have beon a
white mon sighted its alioros. The shores of
Warrnambool wero to them tho shores of tho
Austral Land, the Laud of Gold, -for from tho
traditions ot golden wealth' were assooiatod with
our Island Continent. Who woro tlio first whito
they woro Spaninrds, tho crew of tlio mahogany
built ship, tlio wreck of which lies buried 'noatli
the sand dunes near Towor Hill, halt wny
botweon Warrnnmbool nnd Port Fairy. Some
of them appear to linvo landed Hafoly, for at the
oarly settlement of this distriot the Ynngory
ing once como amongst them. But whonco they
came or whithor tboy went 110 011c could say.
The Ynngory natives have now followed the
yellow men. iuto oblivion.
Century and oentury passed, nnd tlion tho
Josmnnian whalor nnd Busier sailed along those
jslrores. But Wnrrnambool was nevor a landing
pla'ob. nor a camp for them. Tho reefs woro too
forbidding, tho surf too rough. Soon after
Melbourne was discovered pastoral mon pressed
vrttjvard from Geelong, nnd northward from
.the Sydney side. Tho overlandcrs who crossed
'the Dividing Bange with their flocks and herds
must havo been men of rare grit. One of the
first of these was J. M. Allan. Ho with his two
brothers sot out from near Sydney and found
their Uttimii 3'hule on tho banks of the beauti
ful Hopkins Bivcr in this for Western District.
They had passed through much bottor country,
naturalist, loved running wntor. Ho could not
Toornm 'all the conditions of his existence wero
fulfilled. .Mr. Frank Allan inherits all bis
father's tastes. Born in Melbourne, bo was
brought as a baby to Toornm. His first nurse
was a blaok gin. Ho learnt tlio aboriginal
language as a ohild. From the natives ho
became ounning in tho ways of bird, and boast
and fish. Thero can be no better authority than
Mr. Frank Allan as to the derivation of tho word
cised vorsion of Warnimmblc, phonetically spelt
aocording to tho pronunciation of tho blaok-
fellows. I11 Mr. Brough Smyth's Aborigines
of Victoria it is written that Baiamc !b the
name by whioh tribes scattered over a great per
tion of tiie north-wost and west of New South
Wales designate tlio Supremo Boing. The
blnoks in the looniity montioncd, if asked what
Baiamc mount, readily replied, "Carbon
Mnasa," i.e., Great Master, and on further ques
Baiamc, say that " He made earth, and water,
the rain ooine down and the grass to grow.
That Ho delivered their fathers from evil
demons ; that Ho weleomos good people to the
great Warrnambool, wateroourse and grove, in
tho sky, the milky wny, a paradiso of pcaeo and
plenty, nnd Ho destroys tho bad." Mr. H. W.
Davis, a local historian, says i " There is littlo
doubt but that tlio natives named the locality
on whioh Warrnambool now stands 1 Warrnam
Garvoo, as Mount Warrnambool was known
long beforo tho thriving seaport was born."
But to-day, mind, thero is great doubt that Mr.
Brough Smyth was right iu liis account of tho
of Warrnambool. The story is too pootio, as
well as having a olorienl impress. I havo
doubts also that Warrnambool could be olinngcd
from Warnimmblc. Mr. Frank Allan is sure of
the accent, nnd my old friend, tho " bowlor of
a contury," is one of the most acourato of mon.
die aborigines what Warnimmblc meant. To
thorn it was a namo and nothing more. But it
wnB the name of the old ohief whom tho first
pioncors met at Garvoc.
oecu a Happy Hunting Ground to many since
the pnstoralists squatted on. the banks of tho
Hopkins and tlio Murri. The Early Sbep-
uerd Kjngs, especially thoso of Scotoh
descent, in tho Western distriot all did well.
Thoso near Warrnambool did bottor. With
suoh wonderful soil in tho immcdiato neighbor
hood it could not bo otherwise. Mr. William
Butledgo, ooininonly known bb "Torriblo
Billyji au earlyo.vorlaiidor, obtained a special
jq& tSbOfiqcrpSxat Farnhnm, whioh ho
partlji' lot" oil to 'steno'nta on olcaring tonus.
Tpiiulatjon wq$ Hms increased. The cultivation
ot thq pfliito bcgqii nrjnih Tower Hill, mean-
iitg moro increaso in th(l''population. The dato
sotHo 'fitS(rurBOlMnaSioh'-of Warrnambool town
lands- is,'gWeh4s?Qpourring on tho 30th January,
1847, and "ntTho sale, whioh took place somo
time after, 83 noroB 2 roods woro sold to 158
purchasers, the sale realising £3242'4s., not an
inoonsidorablo amount of money for the land
of an obsouro township in the wild west of Vic
toria. Warrnambool obtained tho: distinction
of boing dcolared n township In .1847, when
town lots wore sold in Molbourne in half aores
at an averaga of £40 per note. Band sales
were aonduoted in tho township in tho year
1853, and havo beon continued at intervals since
alise up to £600 per ncre. Thero yet remains
to the Government a fine area of sylvan oountry
surrounding tho town, at presont used for com
monage purposes, from whioh a largo amount
hands of tho State into the possession of rest-
With short, sharp, violent lights made vivid
To southward far as the Bight can roam;
The seas that climb, and the surfs that comb
and the shore, the greatest living master of Eng
lish verse, never wrote anything more beauti-
fully realistic than this description by Adam
Lindsay Gordon of the grim, grey coast and sea
board ghastly of Southern Australia. It is a
forbidding coast now, it must have been a
white eon sighted its shores. The shores of
Warrnambool were to them the shores of the
Austral Land, the Land of Gold, -for from the
traditions ot golden wealth' were associatod with
our Island Continent. Who were the first whito
they were Spaniards, tho crew of the mahogany
built ship, the wreck of which lies buried 'neath
the sand dunes near Tower Hill, half way
between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. Some
of them appear to have landed safely, for at the
early settlement of this district the Yangery
ing once come amongst them. But whence they
came or whither they went no one could say.
The Yangory natives have now followed the
yellow men. into oblivion.
Century and oentury passed, and then the
Tasmanian whaler and sealer sailed along those
shores. But Warrnambool was never a landing
place, nor a camp for them. The reefs were too
forbidding, the surf too rough. Soon after
Melbourne was discovered pastoral men pressed
westward from Geelong, and northward from
the Sydney side. The overlanders who crossed
the Dividing Range with their flocks and herds
must have been men of rare grit. One of the
first of these was J. M. Allan. He with his two
brothers set out from near Sydney and found
their Ultima Thule on the banks of the beauti
ful Hopkins River in this for Western District.
They had passed through much better country,
naturalist, loved running wator. He could not
Tooram all the conditions of his existence wero
fulfilled. .Mr. Frank Allan inherits all his
father's tastes. Born in Melbourne, he was
brought as a baby to Tooram. His first nurse
was a blaok gin. He learnt the aboriginal
language as a ohild. From the natives he
became cunning in the ways of bird, and beast
and fish. There can be no better authority than
Mr. Frank Allan as to the derivation of the word
cised version of Warnimmble, phonetically spelt
according to the pronunciation of the blaok-
fellows. In Mr. Brough Smyth's Aborigines
of Victoria it is written that Baiame is the
name by whioh tribes scattered over a great por
tion of the north-west and west of New South
Wales designate the Supreme Being. The
blacks in the locality mentioned, if asked what
Baiame meunt, readily replied, "Carbon
Massa," i.e., Great Master, and on further ques
Baiame, say that " He made earth, and water,
the rain come down and the grass to grow.
That He delivered their fathers from evil
demons; that He weleomos good people to the
great Warrnambool, watercourse and grove, in
the sky, the milky way, a paradise of peace and
plenty, and He destroys the bad." Mr. H. W.
Davis, a local historian, says "There is little
doubt but that the natives named the locality
on which Warrnambool now stands 'Warrnam
Garvoc, as Mount Warrnambool was known
long before the thriving seaport was born."
But to-day, mind, there is great doubt that Mr.
Brough Smyth was right in his account of the
of Warrnambool. The story is too poetic, as
well as having a clerical impress. I have
doubts also that Warrnambool could be changed
from Warnimmble. Mr. Frank Allan is sure of
the accent, and my old friend, the "bowler of
a contury," is one of the most acourato of men.
the aborigines what Warnimmble meant. To
then it was a name and nothing more. But it
was the name of the old ohief whom the first
pioneers met at Garvoc.
been a Happy Hunting Ground to many since
the pastoralists squatted on. the banks of the
Hopkins and the Merri. The Early Shep-
herd Kings, especially those of Scotch
descent, in the Western district all did well.
Those near Warrnambool did better. With
such wonderful soil in tho immediate neighbor
hood it could not be otherwise. Mr. William
Rutledge, commonly known as "Terrible
Billy", an early overlander, obtained a special
survey of 5000 acres at Farnham, which he
partly let off to tenants on clearing terms.
Population was thur=s increased. The cultivation
ot the potato began around Tower Hill, mean-
ing more increase in the 'population. The date
of the first proclamation of Warrnambool town
lands is given as occurring on the 30th January,
1847, and at the sale, whioh took place some
time after, 83 acres 2 roods were sold to 158
purchasers, the sale realising £3242 4s., not an
inconsiderable amount of money for the land
of an obsoure township in the wild west of Vic
toria. Warrnambool obtained the distinction
of being declared a township in.1847, when
town lots wore sold in Melbourne in half acres
at an average of £40 per note. Land sales
were conducted in the township in the year
1853, and have been continued at intervals since
alise up to £600 per acre. There yet remains
to the Government a fine area of sylvan country
surrounding the town, at present used for com
monage purposes, from whioh a large amount
hands of the State into the possession of resi-

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