ERECTED IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL JOSEPH THE BELOVED SON OF MICHAEL & ELLEN KENNEDY NATIVES COUNTY TIPPERARY IRELAND DIED ,MAY 31ST 1876 AGED 9 YEARS R.I.P. ALSO THEIR SON FRANCIS PATRICK WHO DIED 30TH JUNE 1934 AGED 69 R.I.P.
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Thursday 28 June 1906, page 8
OBITUARY The funeral of the late Mr. Terrence Canny, an old and highly respected resident of Mosquito Creek, took place yesterday to the Axedale Cemetery, and was very largely attended. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. P. Bourke, P. Rogers, E. Harrison, and T. Burns. The Rev. Father Rohan conducted the burial service. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter to mourn a sad loss. Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral arrangements.
HANNAH CANNY DIED 1908
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Thursday 16 January 1908, page 3
The funeral of the late Mrs. Hannah Canny (relict of the late Terence Canny) took place yesterday to the Axedale Cemetery, leaving her residence, Mosquito Creek, at 2 o’clock and was very largely attended. The deceased lived in Victoria for 56 years, was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and leaves two sons and one daughter. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. E. Drake. J. Frawley, C. Shanahann and J. Mann. The Rev. Father Cremins read the burial service and Messrs, Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF TERRENCE CANNY DIED AT AXEDALE 25TH JUNE 1906 AGED 76 YEARS ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE HANNAH WHO DIED 13TH JANUARY 1908 AGED 80 YEARS NATIVES OF CLAIRE, IRELAND ETERNAL REST GIVE TO THEM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM
From: The Bendigo Advertiser, Saturday 26 July, 1913, Page 10 OBITUARY The funeral of the late Mrs. Annie Curthoy, wife of Mr. William Curthoy, took place yesterday to the Axedale Cemetery, leaving her late residence, Axedale, at 2.30. It was very largely attended. There were some beautiful floral tributes. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. E. Drake, M. Howley, S. Doake, and W. Evans. The deceased was 48 years of age, and leaves a widower and four sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. The Rev. Father Rohan read the burial service, and Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral arrangements.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER ANNIE CURTHOYS BELOVED WIFE OF WILLIAM CURTHOYS DIED JULY 1913 AGED 48 YEARS ALSO THE ABOVE WILLIAM CURTHOYS DIED 29TH DECEMBER 1945 AGED 83 YEARS
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Wednesday, 30 August 1911, page 6 The funeral of the late Mrs. Bridget McNamara, which took place yesterday to the Axedale cemetery from the residence of her husband, Mr. Denis McNamara, Axedale, was largely attended. The coffin-bearers were, Messrs. J. Colvin, J. Bourke, T. Banfield, W. McNamara. Deceased was a native of Galway, Ireland, a colonist for 60 years, and leaves three sons and one daughter. The Rev. Father Rohan read the burial service, and Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral.
Denis McNamara, Died 1912
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Tuesday 12 November 1912 The funeral of the late Mr. Denis McNamara took place yesterday to the Axedale Cemetery, leaving his late residence, Mosquito Creek. It was largely attended. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. J. Colvin, P. Bourke, M. Comer, and W. McNamara. The Rev. Father Rohan read the burial service. Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen carried out the funeral arrangements.
Bridget McNamara, Died 1884
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Saturday 01 November 1884, page 2. Death has been busy amongst the inhabitants of this district lately, his latest victim being Miss Bridget McNamara, a young lady of only 20 summers, and one for whom there was an universal feeling of respect. Great sympathy is felt for her relatives, and this was shown in a practical manner by about 200 persons following her remains to their last resting-place — the local cemetery. The cause of death was disease of the brain.
Hannah McNamara Died 1924
MRS. HANNAH McNAMARA After an illness of eight weeks Mrs Hannah McNamara died at her residence, Toolleen. Deceased was in the 58th year of her age. She was much respected by a wide circle of friends She was a native of Lauriston, near Kyneton. Deceased was the relict of the late Denis McNamara and mother of William, Mary, Denis, and James. The remains were interred, in the family vault, Axedale. The pall-bcarers were Messrs. A. Duff, M Fouhey, D. Mulvehill, and L. Toohey. Rev. FT. Reman, officiated at the grave. Messrs. Fizelle and Mullqueen conducted the funeral. R.l.P.
*Note: Hannah McNamara was buried in the family vault. Her name has not been engraved with other family members.
here rest denis mcnamara who died nov 9th 1912 aged 84 years bridget mcnamara who died aug 27th 1911 aged 86 years and their daughter bridget who died Oct. 22nd 1884 aged 20 years also denis mcnamara who died dec 11th 1919 aged 60 years “may they rest in peace”
From: The Bendigo Advertiser, Friday, 13 June 1890, Page 2
” The recent Fight near Axedale.—William Minter, a woodcutter and well-known footballer, and M. O’Neill, a farmer residing at Axedale, both young men, appeared at the City Police Court yesterday, charged with unlawfully assaulting each other. The defendants were the two principals in the fight which occurred at Axedale on a Sunday afternoon recently, and to which reference was made in these columns at the time. The defendants pleaded guilty, and after Messrs. Kirby and Tatchell had addressed the bench on their behalf, the presiding magistrate, Mr. Patterson, said that, such conduct could not be tolerated, especially on a Sabbath. The defendants were each fined £10 or in default six weeks’ imprisonment. The fines were at once paid. The courthouse was crowded with a number of young men, friends of the two defendants, who watched the proceedings with considerable interest. Four other young men were charged with aiding and abetting Minter and O’Neill, but the cases were postponed for a week to enable the lawyers engaged in the defence to, if they can obtain authorities, show that it is not sufficient to ensure a conviction that only, the presence of a person at a fight need be proved. Mr. Patterson, yesterday, expresed the opinion that that was all that was accessary.
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Monday 11 Feb 1901, page 4
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE NEAR AXEDALE.
A fire, which was destined to work considerable havoc, broke out on the banks of the Campaspe, to the south of Daley’s Hill, on Thursday afternoon. The fire originated close to Russell and White’s crushing battery, the cause of the outbreak being at present a mystery.
Owing to the high wind which prevailed, the fire swept with terrible rapidity in a southerly direction, and the small band of firefighters that assembled, found themselves quite unable to stay its progress. The half-mile which intervened between the starting point and the homestead of Mr. Thomas Burke was covered in the space of a few minutes and in spite of the efforts of those who were attempting to beat the fire out, the straw and hay stacks in the stack yard were all soon ablaze.
With practically no water supply available, it was found impossible; to do anything further to save the stacks, and the firefighters, who by this time had been augmented by a considerable number of men from Axedale and its vicinity, directed their efforts to saving the house and other buildings connected with the homestead. As the house stands close to the banks of the river it had practically to be guarded only on two sides, and the work of saving it was comparatively easy.
Some of the sheds and outbuildings were, however, destroyed. Shortly after passing Mr. Burke’s place the fire was got under control. In addition to having lost the whole of his year’s produce and several outbuildings, Mr. Burke had a quantity of fencing and grass destroyed. His loss is thus rendered a very serious one.
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From: Bendigo Advertiser, Tuesday 3 September 1878, page 2
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
The weather for the past few days has been splendid. On Wednesday I took a drive as far as McCormick’s saw mill, but found that it had been removed two or three miles further up the creek to where there is a better supply of timber, The timber cut is mostly for claims, though there is machinery for cutting all kinds of timber. Much difficulty is experienced in getting the timber to Sandhurst. The roads are heavy;in fact almost impassable. In coming home I encountered a terrific thunderstorm. The rain fell in torrents, and the lightning at times was very vivid. The weather is again splendid.
The church-going people of Axedale are determined not to keep their church door open. The gentleman who drew up the “code of laws ” respecting the management and conducting of the business—inviting the minister, etc. —has only put in an appearance once since.
The minister has been weeding out the sheep from the goats, and has so effectually done his work that very few remain to be converted. In consequence of this, he announced that if no more penitents could be found the doors would have to be closed.
From: Bendigo Advertiser, Tuesday 10 September 1878, page 3
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT)
Monday, 9th September.
Last Monday was a red letter day in the history of the local board of advice. They visited all the schools in the district, and, I believe, found everything as it ought to be. They held their usual meeting on the same day.
The ploughing match is not likely to come off, unless the subscription lists are more liberally patronised, but we can hardly expect farmers at this season of the year to respond so liberally as they could in the harvest season. The match, if it should come off, is to be held in Mr. Conroy’s paddock, near the Perseverance Hotel.
Mrs. O’Grady died very suddenly the other day, at the Wild Duck Creek. She was universally respected, and has left a widower, with six young children, to mourn their loss. The funeral was the largest that ever entered Heathcote.
The Presbyterians have at last thrown off their lethargic habits, and are now not only convinced of their wrongdoing in keeping a nice little church closed, but on Sunday they actually had a minister officiating, and he is, I believe, to officiate every Sunday.
I am glad to notice that Mr. M. Boyle’s Fairy carried off the Sapling Stakes at the late Northern Coursing Meeting. Mr. Boyle’s dogs are very well bred, but he has been singularly unlucky with them. Mr. Tierney’s Flora did not show up at all, as expected.
The splendid weather of late has made a marked improvement in the crops and orchards. There is a magnificent show of blossom, and should the frost not prove very severe there will be a fine fruit harvest.
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A One Place Study is a designated study of a particular city, town, village or area. Axedale is the only One Place Study being done in Victoria at the moment. Most family historians, while researching their family history, do a little research on the place where their ancestors settled. A One Place Study doesn’t focus on any particular family. The focus is on the place and it’s people, regardless of any relationship to the person recording the information.
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From: McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser, Friday 25 September 1868, page 2
AXEDALE. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.]
September 22nd, 1868.
We are glad to see signs of progress, as every new bridge and road are the means of helping to develop the resources of the Colony, and we would wish that the construction of roads and bridges were much more rapid than they now are, as it would materially assist in opening up the country.
Another feature of progress, which we are always delighted to observe, where the people are settling, is that they have not forgotten the good old institutions of their Fatherland, such as the church and the school. Axedale has had for many years a Roman Catholic Church, and now the Presbyterians have begun, what promises to be a very nice church of bluestone, which will be an ornament to the township of Axedale.
We understand the ceremony of laying the foundation stone is to be performed by the Rev. J. Nish, of Sandhurst, to whom most of the people of that persuasion belong; but it has recently been connected with the Heathcote district, and the minister, the Rev. D. Renton, also the Rev. J. W. Inglis, of Sandridge, and J. M. L. Abernethy, of Eaglehawk, will take part in the proceedings.
There has also been an application to the Board of Education for a grant to a Common School, which will no doubt be complied with, and thereby supply a want much felt in that place; so that before long the township of Axedale will be able to boast of two substantial churches and a common school. The Foresters’ Hall has, for the present, been kindly placed at the disposal of the committee, and the school will be opened on Monday next, under the management of Mr. George McKay.