Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Thynes of Mt Egerton, Millbrook and Portland

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

Thyne Descendants at Thynes Road, Mt Egerton 21.2.2015

 Lest We Forget

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