Samuel Leakey Bartlett
Arriving in Preston in 1875 with his wife Anna (1844-1927), Samuel Bartett purchased seven acres of land on the east side of Spring Street.
With experience as the Head Gardener at Government House, New Zealand, Bartlett established a florist and a market garden on his land. It was to be a local landmark for many years before the land was sold and subdivided.
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Preston Historical Society (1968). Brief biographies of prominent Preston People. Preston, Vic: Author.