William Hutchinson & Louis Deschamps ( – 11/11/1880)
Robert Black (11/11/1880 – 6/09/1890)
Mary Beddoe (6/09/1890 – 3/5/1922)
Alfred Clutterbuck (3/5/1922 -8/12/1922)
David and Henry Wilfred Briers (8/12/1922 – 16/08/1949)
Bob & Dorothy Holt
Harold Bernard & Clara Lillian Briggs (16/08/1949 – 25/9/1958)
Rocco & Eva Di Cesare (25/09/1958 – 15/05/1970)
Filomena Stagnitti (15/05/1970 -6/05/1978)
Eric Anderson & Dorothy Jean Pike and Rodney Anthony & Robyn Lee Hunter (6/05/1978 – 14/04/1981)
Willowbank Investments Pty Ltd (14/04/1978 –
Robert Black was born in Ballysally, Coleraine, County Derry, Ireland in 1934, the fifth son of John Black and Sarah Sheriff. After an education at Coleraine and Temple Moyle Agricultural College, Robert set sail for Australia, arriving in March, 1857. He joined John Kerr on an exploring expedition travelling through New South Wales and Queensland before arriving in Victoria. After renting, they later purchased a 500 acre farm near Lilydale from Paul de Castella.
The partnership lasted until 1870 when Robert Black visited Ireland where he married Mary Jane Moore on September 14, 1870. The couple returned to the district via San Francisco and Chicago. On his return, Robert purchased the Cooring Estate at Coldstream where he lived until his death at the age of 92 years in 1926.
Robert Black named his property Coldstream the name taken for the railway station. Later, the township, then named The Lodge, became known as Coldstream.
In 1900, he purchased the late Colonel Hutton’s property adjoining Coldstream and turned his attention to grazing. This property known as Cooring Yering, Bald Hill (the quarry) and Rowes Mount comprised about 1260 acres. The homestead was built by David Mitchell on the Cooring Yering po