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    "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

      Harry Oxlade came to the Colony of Victoria in 1862 from the the UK.he settled in Ballarat until his marrage to Elizabeth Jane Boonsta.Harry and wife moved to the town of Sandhurst(bendigo) in 1870.Harry took a job as the North Bendigo Postman and lived in a house in McCrae Street.The house is only 200 yards down the hill from the North Bendigo Post Office.In 1874 the couple moved to a house in Mundy Street and work at the main post office in town.The main post office was in Veiw Street.He left Bendigo in 1876.

              http:/www.Justd.com/oxlade/

    Yesterday i went to a vacant block in McCrae Street and mded the whole block.The block has been scaped down to the pan-clay.I was surprised at how it clean was and didn't get much junk at all.I found a 1870's Colony of Victoria Post Button and buckle and a couple of fob watch pieces.

    Last night i was trying to find out more info on this button and after typing many things in Google i came up with the above link.I cannot be sure that this button was his but the right time and right location and may be the right person.Thanks for reading and here a pic of Harry and the finds

                                 tinpan
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Good post and unique finds!
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Good story Tinpan! Well done on the finds, keep 'em coming...hh/ns
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    cool finds !! ya baby........

    that dude looks like the wolfman....
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Great story and find Tinny! But here is the deal....fromnow on everytime you find something I want you to send it to me and I will take a pictureof it and post it for you! No...No...No thanks needed....I will just take all your relics as payment for the pics!
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Nice work, Tin! Always enjoy your posts, and especially the history behind the finds. Keep 'em coming!
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Great history of some very cool finds Tin. I wonder what else may be around there.
    ~Nash~
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    The hunt only begines in the field. Mr Oxlade's name has just been read by all here, many years after his life, was it his button? or just a employee of his? maybe the dry cleaner lost it for him, never the less his name (and pic) just outdated his life. The hunt goes on. Thanks tinpan thats what this hobby is all about.
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Tin,

    just outstanding.

    In my opinion, being able to find something
    and place it in an area, and in your case the
    person, is the pinnacle of artifact finds.

    Thanks for posting the button.
    Belongs in the banner finds area and
    best of treasure net.

    have a good un..............
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Great find and post.

    Lee
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Nice!
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    nice finds.... and well put Texan Connection, I think thats what we all hope to see deep down, a small glance into the past
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    That is cool. T P you da man...What are the chances of it being his . most likely over 50% What a piece of history... By chance How many postal workers were around there back then ?
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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Hi All and thanks for the replys. hh

    tinpan

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    Re: "130 year old postman's button tells it's whole story plus relics"

    Congratulations great find. That is a very interesting story. Would be very cool to have a find that might be connected to someone that it was important enought to post a picture of them along with a brief description of who they were and what they were doing. Of course we don't know if the finds are connected or not, but really cool all the same.

    Great job of doing research on what you found and where.

    Congratulations Tinpan,

    Postalrevnant
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