Henry Ching has alerted me to the enquiry about Ng Akew. During the previous discussion about the Kew family I had consulted him about an entry for Ng A Kew in the 1888-89 Victoria Rate Book. I was looking into the history of my Swedish great-grandfather, John Olson, recorded on the same page and wondered if Ng A Kew was a deceased member of the Kew family, subsequently neighbours to mine (Olsons and Warrens) in Caine Road. <Read more ...>
I wonder if anyone has any 1890s photos or postcards of Morrison Hill Road. 34 Morrison Hill Road is the address on the birth certificate of my grandparents', Charles and Hannah Warren's first child, Albert, born in December 1898. This was very likely rented for them by Hannah's father, John Olson snr, although I haven't verified that from the Rate Books. Their next two children were born at 1 Ladder Street Terrace, which he owned. More of Ladder Street Terrace later.