Daniel Herbert – Convict Stonemason

Daniel Herbert – Convict Stonemason

Danial Herbert was born in Somerset in 1797. He lived in Leeds and worked as a signboard writer. Following his involvement in a hold-up, he was sentenced to death in 1827. Only hopeless unemployment and poverty could have driven such a talented man to desperate measures. ‘All I longed for was peace of death. But […]

Wool Week 2019

Wool Week 2019

Where it all began …. Mrs Eliza Forlonge Mrs Eliza Forlonge was a pioneering person in the establishment of Tasmania’s well known fine Merino sheep. Mrs Forlonge, the wife of a Glasgow merchant, moved herself and her sons, William and Andrew from Scotland to live in Saxony, Germany in 1820 for the benefit of their […]

The Uniting Church (The Methodist Church) 1885

The Uniting Church (The Methodist Church) 1885

The Uniting Church was opened in 1885. Thomas Parramore gave the land and the first stone was quarried from the Beaufront Quarries. Percy Oakden, (son of Phillip, an old Horton College Student) was the architect. His mother, before her marriage, was a Parramore. The foundation stones were laid by Mrs Parramore of Beaufront, Ross, and […]