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PEAKE, Andrew Guy

Gardens, Orchards and Vines: The Histories of Wilson, Neilson and Townsend Families of Penola, South Australia

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Adelaide : Tudor Australian Press, 2014. Quarto, cards with plastic cover, pp. 160, illustrated. New copy.

‘Traces the descendants of William Wilson (1816-1891) who emigrated with his family from Scotland on the Agincourt in 1850. He became a shepherd on sheep runs round Penola. After a trip to the Victorian goldfields, he was able to purchase a block of land in Penola and became a market gardener and orchardist. His orchard inspired John Riddoch to plant grapes at Coonawarra and many of his descendants are now vignerons there. This history traces his antecedents and descendants through his daughters, Margaret who married William Neilson (1842-1916), and Euphemia, who married George Seymour Townsend (1842-1886), and son James Dickson Wilson (1850-1922).’ – the publisher