17 July 1997 email@example.com
John Hewat 1836 Edinburgh - 1906 Bairnsdale
John Hewat migrated in 1853 to Australia during the gold rush, from Dublin.
His father William Hewat had moved from Berwickshire
to Dublin c1838 to work in the Irish Provincial Bank. John wrote some
interesting letters back from "Canvas Town Melbourne"
and "The Bendigo Diggins". He soon gave that up for
farming at Forge Creek near Bairnsdale, where he and his sons John Jnr. and
Andrew had some adventures trying to stop others
taking over public land.
The following commentary, as well as other material on John, was provided by
Victoria Dunlop, g.g.grandaughter of John. Some of it she had from Jack McKenzie,
g.grandson of John, while Dianne Kelly supplied the copy of William's letter to
John's brother Andrew.
[Withdrawn at the request of Victoria]
Alan William Hewat