Historical people of community interest.


Launceston Elliot

Britain’s First Olympic Champion who later came to live in Whittlesea.
Launceston Elliot was born in India on 9th June 1874, but his parents,who married in Carlton in 1873, chose his name because he had been conceived in the City of Launceston.

William Lockwood  - First Engineer of Whittlesea

William Henry Lockwood was born in Glossop, Derbyshire c 1832. He migrated to Victoria on the first voyage of the Marco Polo in 1853 and married Naomi Bullock in St.Peter’s Church of England Melbourne on 27th December 1856.

Lockwood Family Clock

Have you noticed the clock on the wall of the Whittlesea Post Office?

Have you wondered where did it come from and what is the story of this old clock?