The Slab Hut Maryborough by Rod Joyce

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Tales of the Joyce Family

The slab hut was my forbears’ first ‘home’ in Victoria after my great great grandfather George and his brother Alfred went farming in about 1842.

Plaistow (now a dismal London suburb but then the country area where their father lived) was the name they gave the farm and the homestead was George’s 19th century home their until a series of personal and financial catastrophes brought that venture to an end.

Much of the saga is related in this book of which I have several editions:

http://www.worldcat.org/title/homestead-history-being-the-reminiscences-and-letters-of-alfred-joyce-of-plaistow-and-norwood-port-phillip-1843-to-1864/oclc/3134793/editions?referer=di&editionsView=true

For more information see the Department of the Environment’s article on the Slab Hut.

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