married at a Presbyterian church in Sydney. He arrived as a convict, early Victorian Pioneer Arrived Sydney 1838, went to Melbourne, taking up Sugarloaf Run (Kilmore) Leased the Allwood & Caladonie cattle runs in 1839
"A Slab Hut at the confluence of the Arthurs and Diamond Creeks a Creek Junction Cornelius Sharp Haley and wife Jane where among these settlers. Haley, a qualified civil engineer born in Halifax, England in 1807 where his family had established a cloth weaving industry, and wife Jane immigrated to the Port Phillip circa 1836 and by 1839 he was engaged in business as a timber merchant. In Flinders Street Melbourne where it is probable that heard about the area from the teamsters and carters who supplied his business and in….1841 First Settlers - Cornelius & Jane Haley leased 3775ha from the Crown, erected a timber slab dwelling near the confluence of the present Arthurs & Diamond Creeks - and established a sheep & cattle run - naming the run ‘Allwood”. 1851 Black Thursday - Great bushfires surrounded Melbourne. Colony of Victoria formally separated from NSW - with its own Governor, Charles La Trobe, constitution and Supreme Court. Gold discovered at Warrandyte. 1852 Haley wrote to the Colonial Secretary in order to purchase 65ha under his pre-emptive right. 1854 Caledonia gold diggings opened at Queenstown, part of which where on Haley’s Crown Lease. 1855 Haley moves to a Lancefield pastoral property"
6 siblings: 4 emigrated (Henry Gibson Haley a convict, John & James Haley)
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