Axedale News 1894

From: The Bendigo Advertiser, Friday 9 November 1894, Page 3

OUR COUNTRY SERVICE
(From Our Correspondents)
AXEDALE, THURSDAY
MATRIMONIAL – Today Miss Mary Caby, of this place, was married to Mr. McGuinn, of Drouin Gippsland. The ceremony, performed by Father Hogan, assisted by Father Kearns, was witnessed by a large gathering. The bride was handsomely attired in a pearl grey dress of croquette cloth with butterfly bonnet to match, and carried a lovely bouquet of stephenotia and ornamental grasses, and was attended by Misses Drake and McGuinn as bridesmaids. Miss Drake was attired in heliotrope crepon, picture hat, bouquet of cloth of gold roses and ornamental grasses; Miss McGuinn, pink nun’s veiling, white lace hat to match, bouquet pink roses. The costumes were made by Miss Anderson of Scott Bros. At the breakfast, provided by Mrs. Drake, a large number of guests were entertained. The health of the newly married pair was proposed by Father Hogan in a speech in which humor and sentiment were suitably blended. The bridegroom suitably responded. Mr. and Mrs. McGuinn left by the evening train for their honeymoon amid a shower of rice and rose leaves.
ON HOLIDAY: The lovely weather tempted a large number of Bendigo folks to picnic on the picturesque banks of the Campaspe. The annual Presbyterian Sunday School picnic also took place on the racecourse, and was well attended. The parents and friends had made ample preparations, and games, races (for which handsome prizes were given) and a tea, described by one of the boys as “a dream of luxury”, helped the children to pass a thoroughly happy day. Prominent among the managers were Mesdames Stachan, Doak and Cahill, Misses Doak, Cahill, Paton and Ingham. Messrs. Cox and Paton were in charge of the racing.
FUNERAL: The remains of Thomas Burke, 15 years of age, the son of Mr. Thomas Burke, of Forest Creek, were conveyed to their last resting place, the Axedale Cemetery, this afternoon. The death, which was dreadfully sudden, was the result of rheumatism of the heart. The great respect shown by the large number of mourners, the funeral cortege being one of the longest ever seen here. the burial service was read by Father Kearns of Heathcote.

TOUR COUNTRY SERVICE. (1894, November 9). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88936475

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