Author Archive | John Wood

#17 OLD POST OFFICE Audio Script

Audio Script ┬áBack to Audio Tour Index DW The siting of the town’s first post office near the coast was dictated by the fact that transport by sea was faster than on the primitive roads and difficult tracks. As well as serving as the first postmaster, William Armstrong the teacher at Mornington Grammar School was […]

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#16 Federal House Audio Script

Audio Script ┬áBack to Audio Tour Index DW This was built in the late 1800s by Mr. Rennison, owner of the Schnapper Point Hotel, which lat- er became the Royal Hotel. It operated as John Unthank’s Cleveland House selling household goods until the 1890s depression sent Unthank bankrupt. His stock was sold by Robert Byrne, […]

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