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Edward O'Keefe (2)

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Edward O’Keefe

1854 Arrived in Victoria from Ireland and moved to Sandhurst goldfield in 1855 with his wife and two children - one being Andrew O'Keefe.

Edward later involved his son Andrew in a number of his public works contracts e.g. sub contractor with the Sandhurst to Echuca railway line (completed 1864), sections of the Coliban Scheme (a water system to Bendigo) commencing in 1867, and then Andrew worked on Sir Thomas McIllwraith’s contract on the Great Northern Railway Line (Melbourne to Sandhurst) building the Big Hill tunnel (390m long, completed 1860).

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