Frederick Grantley was born in 1859 Huntley, (Bendigo) Victoria.
At the age of 16 Fred Grantley was working for a Bendigo Newspaper, but after the death of his mother Fred went to live in New Zealand with his elder sister.
On his return to Australia, Fred began working with a newspaper in Numurkah, then became manager of the Warracknabeal Herald and went on to establish the Birchip Advertiser in 1890.
He retired to Adelaide but picked up the reins again and bought the Peninsula Post in 1914.
Fred Grantley married Elizabeth Talbot (pictured) in 1883.
The Grantley family lived in "The Cottage",
Caldwell Street, Mornington (below).
|Cyril Talbot Grantley||b. 1884||Nurmurkah|
|Una Talbot Grantley||b. 1886||Warracknabeal|
|Phyliss Talbot Grantley||b. 1889||Warracknabeal|
|Harold Wyndham Grantley||b. 1892||Birchip|
|Alan Grantley||b. 1900||Birchip|
Fred died in Mornington in 1923, aged 63 years and is buried in the Mornington Cemetery.