Charles Hotson Ebden

Charles Hotson EbdenCharles Hotson Ebden was pastoralist, entrepreneur and Victoria’s first Auditor-General. He built Black Rock House in 1856-1858 for his wife Tamar Harding. It is believed the holiday was named Black Rock House after the area in Ireland from where Tamar originated. The house was originally on 112 hectares. The castellated walls, it is now known for, were built from rock quarried at Quiet Corner at Black Rock Beach.

For more information about this fascinating contributor to Melbourne’s development, Charles Hotson Ebden, please use these links:

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/ebden-charles-hotson-2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ebden

https://portphillippioneersgroup.org.au/pppg5ja.htm

https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/people-in-parliament/re-member/details/24/478

https://www.ancestry.com.au/genealogy/records/charles-hotson-ebden-24-46drn