Location 346
Dwelling #346
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Duffers Gully


Dwelling #346 Duffers Gully, right bank of Bannockburn Creek, approx opposite gully on the north side of round hill with track back to Happy Valley homestead. Approx 50m from the flood bank of the creek. Next to, but slightly upstream of dwelling #301. Ruins concealed in briar scrub.

Still Standing


Chimney only.

Construction Details

Stacked stone with pug mortar chimney. Walls partly of stacked stone - lower parts, upper section pug. Roof of timber with tussock thatch. Built by Jacob Crow in Dec 1881.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1881 - 1886 Jacob Crow Details
2 c 1930 S Cotter Details
3 c1940 D Pearse Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3178 1881 Jacob Crow had settled in Duffers Gully Mr Crow had settled in Duffers Gully and was earning a living as a gold miner. About this time he wrote a letter to his wife, Jane Crow in Cumberland and organised for her and the children to join him in Duffers Gully. Dwelling #494 where he was living was too small for the whole family so he built a new, larger, more substantial house. This was dwelling #346, which was constructed close to dwelling #301.
3180 1881 General note. The Crow family lived in both dwellings #301 and #346. Issac Leavens may have lived in #301. On his arrival in Duffers Gully, Isaac Leavens planted a vegetable garden with the seeds that he had brought from his garden in Cumberland. He then set about constructing a good track into Duffers for a spring cart. Jane boiled up docks and nettles for vegetables. The Parcell family became close friends with the Crow family. Jane Crow acted as the midwife when Mary Parcell gave birth to her last two children. They were the twin girls, Ida and Ada, who were born in August 1884.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
18 Eileen Olds c1950 Remains of Dwelling #346 View Image
633 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Duffers Gully looking west. View Image
634 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Remains of dwelling #346 - looking west View Image
635 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Remains of dwelling $346 - looking east - Duffers Gully. View Image