Heathcote is about 25 kilometres from Axedale, and is included in the surrounding area of Axedale for this One Place Study.
The following newspaper article shows just what a thriving town Heathcote was in the 1860’s. The list of businesses shows that many businesses were still surviving after the glory days of the goldrush. Many miners stayed in the area and began to farm the very fertile land surrounding Heathcote.
from: The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser, Thursday 05 November 1908, page 2