Axedale Burial: John and Mary Burke

Axedale Catholic Cemetery

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Axedale Catholic Cemetery

Erected By
Stephen Burke & Bridget Bryne
In Memory
Of Their Parents
John Burke
Died 6th June 1873 Aged 75 Years
and Mary Burke
Died 18th December 1876 Aged 80 Years
Natives Of
Co. Clare, Ireland
Also The Deceased Children
Stephen and Kate Burke

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Axedale Burial: McNamara Family Vault

Axedale Catholic Cemetery

Bridget McNamara Died 1911

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

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.

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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
who died Oct. 22nd 1884
aged 20 years
denis mcnamara
who died dec 11th 1919
aged 60 years
“may they rest in peace”

“OBITUARY.” The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 – 1918) 30 August 1911: 6. Web. 5 Oct 2020 <;.

AXEDALE. (1884, November 1). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), p. 2. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from

MRS HANAH McNAMARA. (1924, December 4). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), p. 13. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from

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Axedale Burial: Mathew McGrath 1933

Axedale Catholic Cemetery



From: The Advocate Melbourne, Thursday 09 March 1933, page 33

On Sunday, February 5, at his residence. Redesdale, the death took place, of Mr. Mathew McGrath. Mr. Mc-Grath, who had been in failing health for the last ten months, was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McGrath, of Kimbolton where he was born 52 years ago. He carried on contracting work for the Mclvor and Strathfieldsaye shires for many years and was noted for his painstaking care and practical knowledge. For some time he was clerk of works for the Country Roads Board, and gave every satisfaction. He was also clerk of works for the Maryborough Shire at the time he became ill. During the last few years he partnered Mr. T. Long, of Knowsley, in many contracting works. The late Mr. McGrath was highly respected throughout the district, and made many firm friends wherever he went. He was attended during his illness by the Rev. Fr. O’Dee, of Heathcote, who administered the last rites of the Church, and also by Rev. Fr. Murphy. His remains were taken to the Church of St. Laurence, Redesdale, where Mass was offered up by the Rev. Fr. Murphy for the repose of his soul. The late Mr. McGrath was a very devout Catholic. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three sons, and four daughters, one son having predeceased him thirteen years ago, to mourn the sad loss of a loving and devoted husband and father. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, a brother and sister having predeceased him many years ago. The funeral to Axedale Cemetery was largely attended, there being over sixty motors following the cortege. The polished cedar casket was carried to the grave by Cr. J. Long and Messrs. M. Sheedy, T. Long and B. Caelli. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Mangan, T. Mangan, J. Tranter. J. Madden, F. Madden, and M. McAuliffe. Rev. P. O’Sullivan, Bendigo, officiated at the graveside, and Messrs. Fizelle and Mulqueen had charge of the funeral arrangements. The following councillors were present: Cr. J. Long, McIvor Shire; S. Doak and F. Orr. Strathfieldsaye Shire; and J. O Sullivan and P.McNiff, of Metcalfe Shire.


MR. MATTHEW McGRATH. (1933, March 9). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), p. 33. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from

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