Location 30
Dwelling #30
Map 4

Terrace Road



Dwelling #30 - Terrace Road, south east side, Bald Hill Flat / Poverty Gully. Garden details - as described by the Short sisters (see #28). There was a pink rose growing over the pug house (the rose is still there). There were purple and white primroses growing around the house. There were blue and white flag lillies, and lilac bushes (still there). The following plants are still remaining : - Pink seven sister roses - Periwinkle - Daffodils - Lilacs, both pink and white - Walnut tree - Gum tree - Fig tree - Damson plums - Privet

Still Standing


Only the garden now remains

Construction Details

Mud brick or pug, with a corrugated galvanized iron roof with timber framing. Two bedrooms and a kitchen plus a hut of corrugated galvanized iron with timber framing.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1878-1888 George (or possibly William) Elliott (Rented) Details
2 1888-c1910 James Ireson (Rented) Details
3 c1894-c1909 John Barr (Rented) Details
4 c1910-c1914 Thomas Garrigan (Rented) Details
5 c1914-c1915 John Short (2) (Rented) Details
6 c1915-c1918 Andrew Cooper (Rented) Details
7 1877 - 1929 John Short (1) - Leaseholder Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
483 1878 Mr George Elliott built dwelling #30 It appears that Mr George Elliott built dwelling #30. He was also a good gardener. He worked as a labourer and a miner.
490 1888 The Iresons moved into dwelling #30 in 1888 The Iresons moved into dwelling #30 in 1888. John (Jack) was known as a photographer (he had a camera). He worked away from the district a lot - and the Short sisters called him a gypsy, as he only came home occasionally. Mrs Ireson was a midwife.
495 c1894 Mr John Barr comes to live with the Iresons. It appears that after the death of his wife (Susan), Mr John Barr may have come to live with the Ireson family in dwelling #30. He may have lived in an A framed tent, or hut behind the house (see #121)
501 c1914 John (Jack) and Annie Short move into dwelling #30 'Jack' and Annie married on 4 Apr 1912 in Mosgiel. They moved to dwelling #30 around 1914. It is unclear where they lived prior to this. Jack was working as a coal miner.
3646 1877 - 1929 John short may have held the lease on location #30 It appears that John Short (1) of location #32 may have held the lease from 1877 until 1929 of section 46 Block II Bannockburn Survery District ( this includes location #31 until 26/2/1929 when the lease was transferred to Wilfred Auld - see #31 )


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1312 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2006 Site of dwellings #30 & #121 - Hall Road. Looking east. View Image