In 1865, three brothers from Ireland arrived in Victoria – they were Thomas, Patrick and John Thyne. Thomas and Patrick settled in Egerton, and Patrick later moved to Millbrook. John became a policeman in Portland and later, Melbourne.
On Saturday, 21st February, family travelled from all over Australia and New Zealand and a sesquicentennial reunion was held in the Mt Egerton and Gordon area.
A highlight of the weekend celebrations was the renaming of a road in Mt. Egerton - the Bungal Access Road (at the end of which was the Thyne’s original home) was changed to ‘Thynes Road’ in honour of three Thyne men; Patrick James, John Thomas and Patrick Joseph (Joe). All these men, descendants of the original three brothers, fought in World War One.
|Patrick Joseph Thynne (sic) Service No. 7259|
Lest We Forget