Location 494
Dwelling #494
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Duffers Gully


Dwelling #494 Duffers Gully, right bank of Bannockburn Creek. Approx opposite the gully on the north side of Round Hill, with track back to Happy Valley homestead. Note - row of poplars approx east west. The location is just upstream, north of line of trees, between first and second trees on the eastern end.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Pug walls with timber and thatched tussock roof.

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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 1879 - 1881 Jacob Crow Details
2 1927 - 1930 Patrick Cotter Details
3 c1940 Davie Pearse Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3539 1851 Birth of Jacob Jacob Crow was born in Hensingham, near Whitehaven, Cumberland to Joseph and Mary Crow. Jacob and his brother William spent some time working on farms.
3545 1927 Mr Cotter lived in dwelling #494 in the winter months. The Cotter family were renting dwelling #70 in Domain Road. In the winter months until 1930, Mr Cotter lived in dwelling #494 in Duffers Gully and trapped rabbits.
3546 1930 General notes. For a few months Patrick was joined by his wife and family. Richard (Dick) Cotter can remember being in Duffers as a small boy (3 years old ). He remembers playing with his mothers cream and white mixing bowl when he was told not to. he bumper it off the table and it broke. His father had to ride his horse into Bannockburn to get another one. He also remembers a photo taken in Duffers of his mother with his brother and sister on a white horse. At this time there was nobody else living or mining in Duffers Gully.
3547 c1940 David Pease camped in dwelling #494. David Pease camped in dwelling #494 when he was rabbiting in the area. In his last visit to dwelling #494 Mr Pease accidentally set fire to and burnt the thatched roof off the building when his frying pan of chops caught fire. Dwelling #494 was left in ruin.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
633 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Duffers Gully looking west. View Image