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


(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 it in turns.

Our school has been made a provisional school,

under the regulations of the council of education, Mr.  [William Joseph]

Newman teacher.

It is reported, that, one night last week, two

young gentlemen, names known, made their ap-

pearance at the door of a publican in Binda, requiring

admission, but it being after hours, and they being

after enjoying a “nip” too much, were refused.

They then tried to make an entrance at the back, and

failing in that also, determined to make the landlord

pay for their disappointment by stripping the clothes.

line of its contents, and carrying them away. It is

very probable that, instead of the landlord having to

pay for “their disappointment,” they will have to

pay for their own folly, as I hear warrants are being

issued for their apprehension.

August 16th.

MARKDALE. (1870, August 20). The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (NSW : 1864 – 1881), p. 4. Retrieved April 10, 2013, from

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