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DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT MARKDALE

They were known as galloping parsons. And in the days before real churches, services were held in homes.

Church of England.

DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE HELD

AT

MARKDALE (Mr. Quince’s), WEDNESDAY,

June 9th. at 12.

BIGGA, THURSDAY, June 10th, at 2.

BINDA, SUNDAY, June 13th, at ½-past . . . → Read More: DIVINE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT MARKDALE

Markdale

My third Great Grand Father – William Marks, bought the property “Salem Vale” and renamed it Markdale. Here is some info from that time:

MARKDALE.

(From our correspondent.)

Since my last the weather has been very changeable,

-rain, hail, snow, and sunshine, with now and then

a south-westerly buster, taking . . . → Read More: Markdale

MARKDALE Floods

The flooding at Markdale Continues…

MARKDALE.

(From our correspondent)

THE weather for the past week has been gloomy and

threatening, with occasional showers. The settlers

and shepherds on the banks of the Crookwell and

Fish Rivers . . . → Read More: MARKDALE Floods

The death sentence for Markdale

Like many remote small communities, Markdale was a little town. It had it’s own school. But not its own post office. There was always a small chance that it might grow big enough to be a town. But the routing of the line of road around it ended any chance of it becoming a town. . . . → Read More: The death sentence for Markdale

Salem Vale

Well one of my relatives and another were involved in property dealings in Bigga. Salem Vale later was renamed Markdale by my Third Great Grandfather William Marks. Samuel Blackman is an uncle on my grandmothers side and John Hearne an in-law. Samuel Blackman was a land speculator and when he died many of . . . → Read More: Salem Vale