Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Delivery
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast

Affordable Luxury Accommodation near Wilsons Prom

Blog

Blog

A special encounter with history

Posted on 13 October, 2017 at 6:45



Some things are just meant to be.


Larry and I arrived in Australia in 1983 and two weeks later I found a wonderful job with a company that no longer exists: Elders IXL.  Elders was a complex organisation, comprising a multitude of companies in a variety of industries which had amalgamated over many years.  One such company was Goldsbrough Mort & Co., a wool broking and auctioneering company founded in 1888, later to be known as Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort.  


In 1981 Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd became part of the Elders IXL group of companies, which I had just joined.


In the first few months of my time at Elders, their offices in the old Jam Facrtory in South Yarra underwent a massive renovation to absorb the head offices of all of the recently acquired businesses. Walls were demolished, plush modern spaces created and many records of the old, pre-merger businesses were piled in the corner to be taken to the tip. 


Now, I'm from England and have a certain regard for history.  So, hating to see old records destroyed, I 'rescued' a few pieces from the debris, including a leather-bound book of hand-written Goldsbrough Mort minutes dating from 1916 to 1967.


That Minute Book has sat proudly on our book shelves or 34 years, initially in Melbourne, and more recently in Foster.  I suspect that no one other than me has ever looked at it.  Until now. 


In July this year guests from Melbourne checked in to Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast for two nights.  The reason they chose to stay with us was not because of our comfortable accommodation, wonderful views and abundant wilflife, but because our name, Llarrinda is so similar to our guest's name, Laurinda.  The first of several coincidences. 


They could have chosen to stay in any of our three guest bedrooms, but chose to stay in our 'Panorama Suite'.


Laurinda's husband, Ross, was immediately drawn to a picture on their bedroom wall containing the front and back covers of the June 1906 edition of Goldsorough Mort & Co's 'Australian Pastoralist's Review,' which I had also salvaged from the skip and had framed.   It gave him a shiver, as his grandfather had worked for Goldsbrough Mort and Co for 49 years, and had served as Company Secretary from 1928 to 1945.


Then Ross spotted the leather-bound Minute book and opened it.  And there he saw the hand writing of his grandfather.  It was a goosebump moment for him and for me, when he told me about it the next morning.


Ross told me about his Dad, now well into his 90's, and how much he would love to see that book.  Of course, it was never mine to keep, and I am so very thankful that what would have been destroyed forever has now found its rightful home, with Ross' father - the son of the man who wrote the minutes.


It's a small world out there, and it's very special when one coincidence leads so happily to another.  Enjoy that salvaged treasure, Mr Eddington, and we hope that one day we will to able to welcome you, too, to Llarrinda.




Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

3216 Comments

Reply Miaduh
7:03 on 22 May, 2022 
apo prednisone
Reply Ashduh
4:02 on 22 May, 2022 
tretinoin cream 025 price
Reply Paulduh
3:05 on 22 May, 2022 
anafranil tablet
Reply giannis shoes
1:45 on 22 May, 2022 
I want to convey my appreciation for your kindness in support of those people who absolutely need guidance on this particular topic. Your special commitment to getting the solution all around had been rather invaluable and have in every case helped somebody much like me to attain their goals. Your insightful useful information means so much to me and especially to my office workers. Thanks a ton; from all of us.
giannis shoes http://www.giannisantetokounmposhoes.us
Reply Ashduh
15:01 on 21 May, 2022 
ivermectin tablets order
Reply Lisaduh
14:54 on 21 May, 2022 
propecia 84 tablets
Reply hermes
14:12 on 21 May, 2022 
Needed to create you a tiny word to be able to give thanks again considering the precious methods you have featured here. It was certainly extremely open-handed with people like you to allow freely all that some people would have marketed for an electronic book in making some profit for their own end, most importantly given that you could possibly have done it in the event you considered necessary. The solutions in addition worked as the good way to fully grasp that someone else have similar keenness really like my own to figure out many more with reference to this problem. Certainly there are a lot more fun periods up front for folks who take a look at your blog.
hermes http://www.hermesonlineshop.com
Reply Booduh
0:44 on 21 May, 2022 
how to buy stromectol
Reply Ugoduh
18:24 on 20 May, 2022 
url=http://albuterol.guru/ says...
inhaler albuterol
Reply Armandogax
16:46 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://maxbet-ro.com/ says...
tombola maxbet
- maxbet cod bonus, casino maxbet
Reply off white clothing
14:47 on 20 May, 2022 
My spouse and i have been now comfortable that Louis managed to complete his survey via the precious recommendations he made through your web pages. It's not at all simplistic to just always be making a gift of procedures which usually men and women could have been making money from. We really remember we now have the writer to give thanks to for this. All of the explanations you made, the straightforward web site menu, the friendships you will make it easier to foster - it's got many fabulous, and it is aiding our son and us believe that the article is cool, which is wonderfully important. Thank you for the whole thing!
off white clothing https://www.offwhitesoutlet.com
Reply Howardshima
12:30 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://1xbetfrance.net/ says...
1xbet giris
- 1xbet apk, 1xbet ???????
Reply Armandogax
11:46 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://maxbet-ro.com/ says...
maxbet login
- maxbet conectare, rotiri gratuite maxbet
Reply Armandogax
11:18 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://maxbet-ro.com/ says...
cod bonus maxbet 2022
- cod bonus maxbet fara depunere, maxbet 400 rotiri
Reply Ivyduh
11:02 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://strattera.store/ says...
strattera 40 mg pills generic
Reply Georgedrump
10:24 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://1xbetspain.com/ says...
1xbet en vivo
- 1xbet partenaire apk, 1xbet partenaire apk download
Reply Jamesbup
9:14 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://librabet-italia.com/ says...
librabet kasyno
- librabet casino logowanie, librabet prelievo
Reply Georgedrump
4:19 on 20 May, 2022 
url=https://1xbetspain.com/ says...
1xbet opiniones
- 1xbet videostream, 1xbet videostream
Reply supreme hoodie
4:02 on 20 May, 2022 
I wanted to construct a word in order to say thanks to you for all of the splendid secrets you are giving at this site. My particularly long internet search has finally been recognized with pleasant concept to exchange with my company. I 'd admit that most of us website visitors actually are definitely blessed to live in a wonderful website with very many marvellous people with helpful strategies. I feel somewhat grateful to have used the webpage and look forward to really more exciting minutes reading here. Thanks once more for everything.
supreme hoodie http://www.supremes-clothing.com