Henry (Harry) Addinsall was born in 1865, the tenth child of John Addinsall and fifth child of Mary Savin, at Muddy Creek (Yulecart) near Hamilton, Victoria. He left home soon after finishing his schooling eventually going to Mt Eccles to work for his mothers brother, Samuel Savin. Henry was 18 when his father John Addinsall died. He bought 50 acres of volcanic land with swamp flats near Macarthur. He plowed the flats with a single furrow plough and grew wheat. Harry married Margaret Payne (Jeany) (1875- 1944) in 1898. They lived at Mt. Eccles, 'The Flat ', 30 acres rented from Jeany's father Thomas, who left the farm to her when he died. 7 children were born. The shock of an accident to Walter Addinsall (Harrys brother) is said to have caused Jeany to give birth early to Margaret (their first child). Margaret died the next day. Harry and Walter were digging a well; they went deeper as they had not reached water. When the bottom slabs were removed, gravel poured in; Walter was trapped. Harry managed to keep Walters nose out of the gravel. He was rescued after the gravel had stopped running. The second eldest Leslie Flochart being Max's granfather. Harry grew potatoes and peas and milked cows.He got up at 2am, drove to Hamilton and sold potatoes door to door for 2 shillings a bag. Jeany milked the cows and made butter to sell at the local store. A bush fire in 1908 burnt everything except the house. In the summer,the family lived on the volcanic land at Macarthur, there being green feed for the cattle.Drinking water was carried a quarter of a mile. Beds were hung from the rafters to escape the snakes. The children walked 4 miles to school. Harry was a director of the Butter Factory at Macarthur in the 1930's, and taught Sunday School at the Methodist Church. He built many stone walls and fences. Jeany died in 1944 aged 69. Harry died in 1960 aged 94
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