From: Bendigo Advertiser, Monday 4 July 1905, page 5
A pleasant evening was spent in the Axedale Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, the occasion being, (writes our correspondent), a farewell social and presentation to Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Whitelock.
Owing to the inclemancy of the weather the attendance was not so good as it would otherwise have been, and the vocalists who had volunteered their services were unable to attend for the same reason. The musical program that had been arranged had to be abandoned, but it speaks volumes for the popularity of the guests that on such a wild night a goodly number of friends and well wishers assembled to say goodbye.
The Rev. T. Ray was appointed chairman. A few items were rendered by the local quartet party. Parlor games were indulged in, and just before coffee and refreshments were announced, Mr. Ray presented Mr. Whitelock with a handsome entree dish on behalf of the members of the church, and in doing so referred in eulogistic terms to the many sterling qualities of that gentleman.
Mr. Whitelock has filled the post of organist to the church during the four years of his stay here, with credit to himself and satisfaction to the members and adherents, and he always took a lively interest in all matters connected with the church and Sunday School. Mr. Whitelock has been appointed to the State School at Ellenbank, near Warragul, and leaves Axedale this week.
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