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Re: Henry Gomm - convict! Henry Gomm and W.Gomm pioneers of 3 places in Vic.
Posted by: Ray Gibb (ID *****4149) Date: January 13, 2011 at 20:24:45
In Reply to: Henry Gomm - convict! by Roger Gomm of 1519

Henry Gomm and W.Gomm were early residents of Rosebud, Victoria. The latter bought a block in Rosebud Village in 1873 and used to light the light at the end of the jetty every night. Henry was assessed on the block until 1910 but he seems to have moved to Somerville where he built the Somerville Hotel in about 1900. He received a land grant on Jones Rd (date unknown as yet)and also owned land near the Eramosa Rd railway crossing, part of which became the site of the famous fruitgrowers' annual show. I presume that they are descended from the convict. Also the City of Kingston historical Society website mentions that Henry and another Gomm (George?) were residents of the Brighton-Moorabin area in the 1850's. See "The Way We Were" by Leila Shaw re Somerville, near which several Gomm descendants live, and Peter Wilson's "On The Road To Rosebud". I would like any information you can supply for my "Peninsula Dictionary History." I can give more exact details of land and family members at Somerville if you like.Ray Gibb


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