This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator. Heather Arnold.
Cora Lynn township plan. This shows the original township allotments and the first owner of the allotments after the Government land sales. In Section T some of the sales must have taken place in 1904 as Allotments 14a to 14c have a purchase date of June 28, 1904. Land sales were generally advertisedin the newspapers and I have found this report in the Argus of October 5, 1909 with Allotments 10b, 10d and 10f of Section T for sale - each about half an acre. According to the Plan, above, George Petrie Murdoch Senior and Junior purchased this land and the other adjoining allotments. George Junior also operated the Cora Lynn store.