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WHISKEY CREEK Adventures of the Whiskey Distillers at Whiskey Creek, Nirranda Victoria Australia. 1800s.
- Read more about 'Whiskey' Tom Delaney and the whole business at Wendy Reed's site
- Whiskey Stills, Inc.
This is a community group operating in around Whiskey Creek, Nirranda and Curdievale in South Western Victoria,
established to publicise the history of the reigon with reference to the Whiskey Stills!
"We aim to preserve and promote the stories and myths eminating from early life of the settlers of the
south western coastal region running along the Curdies River basin of Victoria.
In particular, we are focussing on the period of the late 1800s."
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery - The owners of ' Timboon Fine Ice Cream' at the Timboon Railway Shed,
Tim Marwood and Caroline Simmons, eager to attract visitors all year round and not just at summer for ice cream indulging,
the history of illicit distilling in the area and determined to include a small distillery,
adding value to the visitor experience.
Libby Tobin's Familytree Maker page - Libby has some great Delaney stuff as well
as the Timms and Murnane families
- The official Australia Post
Stawell Gift web site - "The Australia Post Stawell Gift is known throughout the
world and is Australia's most famous professional footrace."
The site has changed so that the results can't be searched, but here's what a "Delaney" search turned up:
1938 Grampians Stakes Winner C.P. Delaney,
1945 Stawell Handicap 3rd place C.P. Delaney,
1947 Federation Handicap 2nd place C.P. Delaney.
Murnanes in Australia and New Zealand - another Western District family related to
the Delaneys which Libby Tobin is also working on
- History Of Settlement,
South West Victoria - Some background information of the area.
- this is THE Twomileborris community website. The guestbook is well worth the price of admission, just don't read whilst operating heavy machinery.
The cow of the month
has given some Western Victorians ideas ... for a friendly competition.
- Moycarkey-Borris GAA Club Page
- what the lads get up to of a Saturday
- IGPT County Tipperary Genealogy Project
- loads of Tipperarary-specific information here covering all sorts of records. Linked with the CMC below.
- The Ireland CMC Genealogy Record Project
- loads of info here covering all sorts of records - Christening/Birth, Marriage, Death,
Cemetery, Griffith's Index and Property owner records. Well worth the visit for researchers.
- The Great Irish Famine
- "Approved by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education on September 10th, 1996,
for inclusion in the Holocaust and Genocide Curriculum at the secondary level" - chilling to hear the Famine classified with Holocaust & Genocide.
- The Irish Potato Famine
- a Prince Edward Island (Canada) Dept of Agriculture and Forestry site that discusses the famine as part
of the story of the potato. While the potato was just the last in a long line of factors causing the Famine,
it is nonetheless interesting to read why it was a staple food in Ireland.
- The Delaney Family Coat of Arms - here's a scan of the
commonly-seen 'Delaney coat of arms'. What makes me wonder is: after reading all about the
trials and tribulations that the Irish went through at the
hands of the English to keep them poor and downtrodden,
how did they end up with a coat of arms, the very sign of nobility?? Couldn't even afford the
coat let alone the arms. This 'coat of arms' was bought back by a relative of mine from a trip
to Ireland. I also remember my father was able to buy a tie with the deer's head crest on it.
- Delaney Family Genealogy Forum
- they're everywhere!!
- Glenn Raudins' site
- Glenn has republished The Complete Practical Distiller, the book used by the Delaneys
when making their Mountain Dew whiskey, using modern materials.
Land Channel Maps of Victoria - Official Victorian Government site with interactive maps to see where
the Delaneys were and are!
National Trust file No. L10268 / Name of Place: NIRRANDA COAST - National Trust report on the history and significance
of the coastline near Nirranda. "The Nirranda Coast is significant at a State level for aesthetic,
archaeological, cultural, and scientific (geological and geomorphological) reasons. It is significant
at a Regional level for flora and fauna and for educational purposes."