Compiled for Darebin Heritage by Brian Membrey
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In this part of Darebin Heritage we look at some of the more prominent 1888 citizens that made up much of our Northcote history, Preston history and Darebin Heritage
One of Melbourne's earliest significant published histories was "Victoria and Its Metropolis -
Around 300 of the pages were devoted to pen-
Supporting this theory is the omission of a few people known to be prominent in the Preston area -
There is considerable similarity between the entry for John Clinch with an interview he gave the Preston Leader when he retired from public office in 1904.
Perhaps the competition in "outlying districts" wasn't quite as hot, but is seems unusual that Preston, with probably just a third of the population provided just as many entries as their "big brother", Northcote.
Areas to the north of Preston -
Other shires within Bourke were Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Braybrook, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Gisborne, Keilor, Melton, Merriang, Romsey, Springfield, Whittlesea and Wyndham.