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Gulf Station

Eltham District Historical Society Meeting

8 July 2015 at 8pm

Eltham Senior Citizens’ Centre, Library Place, Eltham

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The presentation by Mike Ridley at our meeting at 8.00pm on Wednesday 8th July 2015, at the Eltham Senior Citizens’ Centre in Library Place, Eltham is titled ‘Gulf Station’.

Mike will speak about the first assisted migrant ship to arrive from Scotland which carried, amongst others, The Bell family – the builders of Gulf Station. He will mention their first settlement in Kangaroo Ground; how one of their sons, William, started Gulf Station and the family who kept it going for nearly 100 years. In more modern times Gulf Station was sold to Smedley’s, a bookmaker, and then to the State Government. Now the National Trust manages the farm.

During the presentation Mike will also discuss the animals kept on the farm, construction of the house and out buildings, as well as the future of Gulf Station.

As at all of our meetings, new members and visitors are most welcome.