Location 242
Location #242. Dam.
Map 11

Jocelyn Road


Toms Gully


Location #242. Dam Jocelyn Road, on the terrace between Jocelyn Road and Bannockburn-Nevis Road - head of Toms Gully.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Carrick Gravels, clay lined.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1918 - 1938 W J S Hodson Details
2 1938 - c1949 John David Parsons Details
3 c1949 - c1954 David Kain Details
4 c1954 - c1964 W I S Riach (Stan) Details
5 c1964 - c1970 Murray Rivers Details
6 c1970 - 2008 Maurice Turner Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2742 c1918 Location of the dam Eastern side of Jocelyn Road, on terrace between Jocelyn Road and the Bannockburn-Nevis Road. Near the head of Toms Gully, south of dwelling #241.
2743 c1918 General notes. About this time Mr William James Smith Hodson constructed the dam to hold water from the Bannockburn (Shepherds Creek) water race to irrigate his 'Hyawatha' orchard. The dam was made from the surrounding Carrick gravels and lined with clay using a horse and scoop.
2744 1948 Death of John Parcell in the dam. On 10 May 1948, John O'Brien Parcell (son of J P Parcell of dwelling #61) was accidentally drowned in mud while cleaning out the dam for Mr J D parsons. He was dug out by Ted Lawrence. John O'Brien was buried in the Cromwell cemetery.


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