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5. Matthew HARRISON (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born in May 1843 in Newtown, Victoria, Australia.

6. Mary Ann HARRISON (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 30 Mar 1844 in Newtown, Victoria, Australia and died on 24 Apr 1866 in Abury, New South Wales, Australia at age 22.

Mary married Charles Hall SMITH on 25 Mar 1862.

Charles' second name may have been Horace.


The child from this marriage was:

+ 15 F    i. Alice Sophia SMITH was born on 28 Jul 1865 and died on 7 Jul 1955 at age 89.

7. Margaret HARRISON 1 (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 20 Jan 1846 in Newtown, Victoria, Australia1 and died on 22 Feb 1848 in Richmond, City of Yarra, Victoria 31211 at age 2.


8. George HARRISON 6 (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 27 Dec 1849 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666,1 died on 2 Mar 1939 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 36661 at age 89, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666. The cause of his death was Chronic Myocarditis, Chronic Sephritis, Senility.

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RESIDENCE: Fermoy "Euroa Inn", 1860, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Weekly Time - Changes In Productive Euroa District, 27 Aug 1938.

OBITUARY: The Age, 3 Mar 1939.

OBITUARY: The Argus - Obituaries, 4 Mar 1939.

OBITUARY: Kilmore Free Press, 9 Mar 1939, Kilmore, Victoria 3764.

Fact: Refurbishment of Fermoy occurred before, 2017, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666. Whether the facade used to exist and then deteriorated is unknown, however the new facade adds to Fermoy and the history of the Euroa area.

Born Behind A Flour Mill: 1861, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666


George was born in a tent on the banks of the Seven Creeks, behind what was known as the "Old Flour Mill", which in those days was known as Urowa Station (later Kirkland Station). In the Journal '100 Years Of Local Government 1880-1980, A General History of Euroa and District,' page 61 about deaths of old residents, it states; Mr. George Harrison, who was reported to be the first white child born in Euroa...........".

Georges' mother Isabella would have taught him to read and write because of her teaching experience.
He grew up and lived at "Fermoy" (Euroa Inn) which is still on the Old
Hume Highway at Euroa. This was a Hotel and Boarding house. George's father moved to Albury, NSW and Isabella lived with Maurice GARRETT who was the builder and owner of "Fermoy" (Euroa Inn).

George selected land at the bottom of the Balmattum Hill.
As a very young boy he noticed the wild horses used to graze on this land, so he knew it was good pasture. He was a farmer and also a shearer as times were tough during the depression, sometimes he had to go away shearing even to NSW. In his younger days he was interested in trotting and owned some good performers which he rode at local and district shows.

He was a member of the first cricket team in Euroa, and led the Euroa team to victory in the first match played at Shepparton. On that occasion the creek and river were flooded and transport was very different from today, and the Euroa Captain would not take the trip,
after going a few miles George HARRISON, as Vice-Captain, carried on and his team won the match.

Later, though crippled at the time, he was pleased to be offorded the opportunity of placing a brick when they laid the foundation stone for the new Hall at Euroa. He was a man of hospitable nature and the young folk of the older days enjoyed many happy gatherings at his home. Having seen Euroa grow from it's infancy he could talk with great interest of the early days.

George & Annie farmed their land with cattle, pigs, chooks, fruit, vegetables and also horses. George built a large room on the side of his home which was used for many of his children to sleep in as well as entertaining with dances and parties.

A couple of months after the death of his father in Albury, George bought more property nearby his home.

EARLY HISTORY OF EUROA By C. L. DeBoos: 2 Oct 1908, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666



Taken from an article in the Euroa Advertiser, Friday 2nd October, 1908.

EARLY HISTORY OF EUROA
By C. L. DeBoos.

The name 'Euroa' originated from the aboriginal name, viz, 'Yera-O,' meaning joyful.
The township was surveyed by Mr. Thos. Wedge, in the year 1849, the area being about one-half of what it is at present.

The run, or station was first taken up by a Mr. Mackey, and a few years afterwards became the property of a syndicate, "Holland and Barnes," merchants Melbourne with whom was associated Mr. Templeton. It susequently passed into the hands of Mr. Kirkland. On the first map the creek is named Templeton's.

When I first came to Euroa in 1853, the homestead stood in Kirkland-street, nearly opposite the Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Wm. Forlonge bought the station in 1851, and came to live there, and soon after bought the Seven Creeks station from Messrs. Holland and Barnes, and built a wattle-and-dab house which still forms part of the house there, the builder being the late Mr. Wm Beaton. Mr Forlonge left Euroa to reside there.

The first sale of township allotments was held in Melbourne, which was then the Port Phillip district of New South Wales.

Among the first purchasers of allotments were Chas. Green, W. Douglas, N. Cluskey, J. Morgan, J. Watkins, J. Bushby, J. Gemmell, Jas. Millerd, J. Mason, W. Austin, F. Ratchford, I. Harrison and W. Beaton.
Chas. Green was the first to build-a slab hut, on the site where Mr. J. Saxon now lives. Douglas Cluskey, and Morgan were the next to build, these being the only buildings I can remember when I, with my parents, came in February 1853.

This was the time of the rush to the Ovens diggings, which was the means of bringing a number of new residents to the township, and the starting of business.

Douglas being the first to open a small store, and E. Williams and W. Hill a butcher's shop, my father being next, opening a store in a large tent-on the Seven Creeks hotel corner, the family living in tents, where he carried on business for many months, afterwards building a string-bark store and dwelling.

Mr. Vidler was living in a tent on our land, thinking it was his allotment, preparing to build an hotel, which he erected on the next allotment. The hotel building was soon completed and opened in 1853, the price of nobblers being 6d, and brandy 10s per bottle. Brandy, rum and gin were the drinks most used in those days, whisky not coming into use for many years. In wines, sherry was the most used, the only beer obtainable being British bottled, 2s 6d per bottle.

The first blacksmith was a Mr Deedy (employed by Mr. Vidler) in a back building, opposite where Mr. McGuinness's shop stood, Mr. Lot Parsons working with him as a wheelwright. David Black became owner of the business a a new shop was built for him by Mr. Garrett on the opposite side of the street. And after the death of Black, Mr Hogg got the business, and brought Mr. McGuinness as blacksmith, and soon after Mr. Kearney as wheelwright. The business afterwards becoming Mr. McGuinness's, was carried on by him till the year 1876.

Williams and Hill dissolved partnership. Williams opened a store and butcher's business near Challenger's, and a few years after built an hotel, now Challenger's boarding house. After a few years he failed and died and the property was bought by Mr. Challenger.
Mr. Beaton built the Pilgrim Inn in the early sixties, and did a good business for a number of years. A little later my father build and opened the Seven Creeks hotel and carried on the business until he sold out to Mr (illegible).

Mr Hogg built a brick store just beyond Mr. McGuinness's shop, but only occupied for a short period, when he sold the business to Mr. Alex. Wakenshaw, Mr. Muirhead succeeding him, and afterwards Mr W. Hogg and Mrs. Cree.

Mr. J. Hogg owned the land which is now Mr. Gordon McKernan's, and build a good w.b. house there, and made a fruit garden, and the family lived there for many years, he and his sons being carriers from Melbourne to Beechworth up to about the time of his death. Jas. Hogg came from N.S.W. to Faithful's Creek in the year 1848. A small hotel being kept there by a Mr. Watson, nicknamed "Donkey Watson."

Hogg bought the business and carried it on for a few years, until the death of his wife, which occurred soom after Aleck was born. He was suckled by a goat and reared on goat's milk. Mrs. Hogg is buried on the opposite side of the creek from when the hotel stood. The grave was re-fenced with an iron fence about 2 years ago by her son, the late Wm. Hogg.

The first school was opened by father in a small bark hut at the rear of his store in 1854. Shortly after Mr. Vidler employed a schoolmaster (Mr. Kenny), and school was conducted in a small rooom, Mr. Kenny's successor being Mr. Owen Flannery. I find from an old record of my father's that Mr. Vidler received 10s per week for rent for the schoolroom in early part of the year 1858.

A commencement was made to establish a denominational school in 1857, and a brick room was commenced March 1858.
This room is now the kitchen portion of the Church of England vicarage. The bricks (30,000) cost 53, foundation 16 10s, bricklayer (a man named William Parsons) 55, roof 75 2s. No floor, but after a time a brick floor was put down. Mr. T.S Dickson was the first teacher, he receiving Government aid towards his salary.

(Next week's will be about churches, some old identities and the early squatters, Faithful's Creek, Strathbogie, Honeysuckle, Moglonemby, Molka, Killeen, etc., and the aboriginals.)

Source - http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65628127?searchTerm=harrison%20euroa&searchLimits=



George married Annie ANSELL,16 daughter of Thomas ANSELL 17 and Elizabeth GARNER-MILLWARD,18 on 28 Aug 1876. Annie was born in 1855 in Abdesdon Stafford, Wiltshire, England,19 died on 24 Jul 1929 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 366619 at age 74, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666.20

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RESIDENCE: Australia. 20

Children from this marriage were:

+ 16 F    i. Isabella Abigail ANSELL was born on 14 Jan 1874 in Violet Town, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3669 and died in 1959 in Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 at age 85.

+ 17 M    ii. George Thomas HARRISON 21 was born on 29 Mar 1877 in Balmattum, Victoria 366622 and died on 31 Jan 1879 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 36661 at age 1.

+ 18 F    iii. Isabella Elizabeth HARRISON 15 was born on 2 Jul 1879 in Balmattum, Victoria 366615 and died on 17 May 1963 in Lara, Victoria, Australia at age 83.

+ 19 M    iv. Thomas George HARRISON 23 was born in Aug 1881 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 366624 and died on 19 Sep 1881 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666.25

+ 20 M    v. Maurice Richard "Mod" HARRISON 26 was born on 5 Aug 1882 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666,27 died on 22 Oct 1918 in Le Havre, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France28 at age 36, and was buried about 23 Oct 1918 in Le Havre, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France.28

+ 21 F    vi. Eliza HARRISON 29 was born on 10 Jan 1885 in Balmattum, Victoria 3666,30 died on 3 Jul 1974 in Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia25 at age 89, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666.

+ 22 F    vii. Annie HARRISON 13 was born in 1887 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666,13 died on 24 Jun 1937 in Heidleberg, Victoria, Australia1 at age 50, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666.31

+ 23 M    viii. William HARRISON 12 was born on 1 Oct 1889 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 366613 and died on 28 Oct 1971 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 36661 at age 82.

+ 24 F    ix. Marion Amy HARRISON 32 was born in 1890 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 366633 and died in 1977 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia25 at age 87.

+ 25 M    x. George Henry HARRISON 21 was born in 1893 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666,22 died on 11 Jun 1963 in Violet Town, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 36691 at age 70, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666.

+ 26 F    xi. Olive Grace HARRISON 22 was born in 1895 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 3666,22 died on 14 Jun 1901 in Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria 36661 at age 6, and was buried in Euroa Cemetery, Euroa, Shire of Strathbogie, Victoria, 3666.

+ 27 F    xii. Isabell Ida HARRISON was born on 15 Aug 1902.

9. Isabella Margaret HARRISON 12 (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 2 May 1862 in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia13 and died on 12 Dec 1907 in Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia1 at age 45.

Isabella's Birth Details : Registration Number: 9882

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RESIDENCE: 1943, Darlinghurst West, Sydney, New South Wales.

Isabella married Michael TORPY, son of John TORPY, on 27 Apr 1891 in Casino, New South Wales. Michael was born in 1827, died on 28 Jun 1905 in Casino, New South Wales at age 78, and was buried on 29 Jun 1905 in West Street Casino, New South Wales.


Michael was a Police Contable in Casino, New South Wales

10. Emma Jane HARRISON (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 17 Dec 1864 in Stoney Creek, New South Wales, Australia and died in 1877 at age 13.

Emma's Death Details : (Emma was buried under a tree).

11. Martha HARRISON (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 14 Jun 1866 in Mountain Creek, New South Wales, Australia and died in 1928 in Melbourne, Victoria 3000 at age 62.

Martha's Death Details : Y

Martha married Thomas HEYWOOD in 1883 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Thomas was born in 1867.

12. James HARRISON 8 (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 3 Apr 1870 in Dixon's Swamp and died in 1877 at age 7.

James's Death Details : (James was buried under a tree, it would appear that perhaps Emma Jane
and James either died as a result of an accident or illness).

13. Mary Ann HARRISON (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 5 Sep 1872 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia, died in Sep 1872 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia, and was buried in Albury Pioneer Cemetery, Albury, New South Wales, Australia.


14. Alexander John "Jack" HARRISON 14 (George (CONVICT)3, Henry2, John1) was born on 25 Apr 1875 in Woomargama, New South Wales, Australia,15 died on 30 Jun 1972 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia at age 97, and was buried in North Albury, Albury City, New South Wales, Australia.

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Military Service: WWI, 1914.
Name: Alexander John Harrison
Birth Place: Holbrook, New South Wales
Dossier Year Range: 1914-1920
Enlistment Place: Cootamundra, New South Wales
Service Number: 23336
Next of Kin: Rose Alice Harrison
Relationship to Soldier: Wife

RESIDENCE: 1930, Newtown, Cook, New South Wales, Australia. 34

RESIDENCE: 1930, Culcairn, Hume, New South Wales, Australia. 34

RESIDENCE: 1937, Holbrook, Hume, New South Wales, Australia. 34

Alexander married Rose Alice MULLAVEY,35 daughter of Peter MULLAVEY and Margaret HICKEY, on 16 Mar 1898 in St. Matthews Church, Albury, New South Wales. Rose was born on 16 Jan 1873 in Bowna, New South Wales, Australia and died on 31 Mar 1956 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia at age 83.

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RESIDENCE: 1930, Culcairn, Hume, New South Wales, Australia. 34

RESIDENCE: 1936, Culcairn, Hume, New South Wales, Australia. 34

RESIDENCE: 1954, Culcairn, Farrer, New South Wales, Australia. 34

Children from this marriage were:

+ 28 M    i. Alexander George HARRISON 8 was born on 23 Dec 1898 in Bowna, New South Wales, Australia and died on 7 Aug 1961 in Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at age 62.

+ 29 F    ii. Margaret Isabella 'Maggie" HARRISON 8 was born on 28 Apr 1900 in Meredith, Victoria, Australia and died in May 1985 in Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia at age 85.

+ 30 M    iii. John "Long Tack" HARRISON 8 was born on 9 Jun 1901 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia and died on 23 Oct 1974 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia at age 73.

+ 31 M    iv. Peter William HARRISON 8 was born on 6 Jan 1903 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia and died on 13 Mar 1970 in Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia at age 67.

+ 32 F    v. Rose Elizabeth "Jessie" HARRISON 8 was born on 25 Oct 1904 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia and died on 3 Mar 1996 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia at age 91.

+ 33 F    vi. Lillian Martha HARRISON 8 was born on 28 Mar 1908 in Germanton (now Holbrook), New South Wales, Australia and died on 27 Jul 1991 in Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia at age 83.

+ 34 F    vii. Mary Frances HARRISON 8 was born on 27 Jun 1910 in Germanton (now Holbrook), New South Wales, Australia and died on 10 May 2002 in Lavington, New South Wales, Australia at age 91.

+ 35 F    viii. Alice Jean "Allie" HARRISON 8 was born on 7 Feb 1914 in Mullengandra, New South Wales, Australia and died on 4 Mar 1989 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia at age 75.

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