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ALL ABOUT MARSHALL TOWN

It all began with the Marshall family

Marshall or Marshall Town has a long history……

ALL ABOUT THE BLUESTONE COTTAGE

McAteer Family History

Bluestone Cottage History

House Structure

4 comments

  1. It would be good to relocate the bluestone cottage to another location in Marshall – (eg. tennis club – and available to other community members/groups) – to preserve local Marshall history and broader Geelong history. Of value to the community in perpetuity.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Anita and supporting our aim to preserve some of Marshall’s history by relocating and potentially repurposing the building for a Marshall Community asset.

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    2. Thanks Anita,
      Your suggestion is exactly what we are striving to achieve. You can help to make this happen by registering your support via the Contact page. The greater our numbers, the greater our chances of success.

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  2. It is important to preserve such period buildings for future generations. They are few and far between. They provide a window into the past that, once gone, cannot be revived.

    My forebears, the Steens, Crows and Watsons, bought land in vicinity of the cottage from the late 1850s. Other forebears worked in the nearby tanneries. Therefore the cottage is a glimpse and a connection to that era. It is a building my forebears saw that I can also see.

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