A Proposal for a TV Programme about the Holian Family






(as of May 10, 2015)




Unknown staff at Emmaus House, Murrumbeena. Mrs Mary Dorning. Approximate date 1999.

Judith Ellis (nee Dorning). Notes about her motherŐs life. Inverloch approximate date 2004.

Judith Ellis. Eulogy for Mary Josephine Dorning (July 30 1912 – June 15 2005). Briar Hill 2005.

Minutes of the Royal Commission on the Police Force of Victoria 1881. Government Printer. Melbourne 1881.

Doug Robinson & Sally Mann. Natural Values of the Public Lands Along the Broken, Boosey and Nine Mile Creeks of Northeastern Victoria. Shepparton 1996





Australian Council of National Trusts. Historic Homesteads of Australia. Melbourne 1969.

W.M. Bossence. Numurkah, Melbourne 1979.

Peter Carey. True History of the Kelly Gang. Sydney 2000.

Edward M Curr. Recollections of a Squatter, Abridged. Melbourne 1965.

Marie Day & Jan Parker. The Holians, A Galway Family In Australia. Second

Edition Revised & Updated 2011. Albury 2011.

Beryl Ilsley. St James 1988. St James 1989.

Donald Hambleton Johnson. Horsemen Bold. Wangaratta 1995.

Ian Jones. Ned Kelly [A Short Life]. Sydney 2008.

J. J. Kenneally. The Inner History of the Kelly Gang. Dandenong 1980.

Judith McLaughlin. Nothing Over Half a Crown. Dromana 1991.

John McQuilton. The Kelly Outbreak. Melbourne 1979.

Des Regan. The Holians, A Galway Family In Australia. Melbourne 1982.

Paul Terry. The True Story of Ned Kellys Last Stand. Sydney 2012.

John Willis. St. James 1871 – 1977. St James 1977.

Alan Dunlop, Benalla Cavalcade, A History of Benalla. Melbourne 1975.

Amy Cooper (editor), Aunt SpencerŐs Diary (1854). Geelong 1981.





1883 survey maps of the Parishes of Devenish, Karrabumet (Lake Rohan), St James and Boweya held at the Public Records Office of Victoria.


Wills and Probate (held at the Public Records Office of Victoria)


Patrick Holian (1823-1902)

Michael Holian (1850-1914)

Patrick Ambrose Holian (1878–1919)





Sands and McDougall Directories held at the State Library of Victoria.



Oral History


Kevin and Monique Beavis, East Burwood, VIC

Michael Beavis, Ocean Grove, VIC

Leanne Cairnduff, Phillip Island, VIC

Marie Day, Albury, NSW

Gary Dean, Cobb & Co, Glenrowan, VIC

Alby and Hazel Dorning, Sale, VIC

Ken and Dawn Dorning, Berwick, VIC

Brian Garth, Fairfield, VIC

Jack Gilbert, Benalla, VIC

Bob Fingher, Doncaster, VIC

Ursula Gilbert, Yarrawonga, VIC

Rosemary Hanly, Burleigh Waters, QLD

Betty Holian, Benalla, VIC

Des Holian, Devenish, VIC

Max Holian, Benalla, VIC

Peter Holian, Benalla, VIC

Vince Holian, Melbourne, VIC

Joan and Les Hooper, Devenish, VIC

Beryl Ilsley, St James, VIC

Betty Izzard, Doncaster, VIC

Bill Marshall, Preston, VIC

Dawn McCotter, Dalby Family History Society, QLD

Jeanette McKean, Nambour, QLD

Kay and Ron McLachlan, Heidelberg, VIC, Donna

April and Barbara Mullins, Melton, VIC

Val Noone, Fitzroy, VIC

Michelle …ner (nee Kranz), ?. The Netherlands

Mary and John Paul, Bontharambo Wangaratta, VIC

Ned Pelly, Yarrawonga, VIC

Greg Regan, Castlemaine, VIC

Rosemary Robinson (nee Anderson), Croydon, VIC

Lindsay Smith, ?, VIC

Ruth and Ron Smith, Croydon, VIC

Bevan and Lyle Walker, Bell, QLD





Lorraine Duncan, Wantirna South, VIC