Martha Postlethwaite

(00/00/1890 - 03/08/1964)

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Born: 00/00/1890 Certified Father: John Postlethwaite (Born 00/00/0000)
Died: 03/08/1964 Certified Mother: Ann Elizabeth Davies
Children: Mary Agnes O'Connell (28/07/1915 - 31/05/1981)
Siblings: Isaac Postlethwaite (12/02/0000 - 25/06/1961)
Phoebe Withers Postlethwaite (17/06/1884 - 31/12/1979)

Henry Thomas O'Connell on 10/09/1914 at St Stephens Cathedral, Brisbane, Qld Certified


Born: Approx 1891 in Clunes, Victoria, Australia (which was the site of Victoria's first gold strike. It is located in a steep valley surrounded by rounded hills which are actually extinct volcanoes). It is located 147 km north-west of Melbourne via Creswick and 36 km north of Ballarat at an elevation of 311 metres. Once occupied by the Wemba-Wemba people, the first European settler was Donald Cameron, an overlander from Sydney who took up a pastoral run in 1839, naming it Clunes after his birthplace in Scotland. Gold traces were first found on this property by a friend, William Campbell, in March 1850, although news of the find was concealed. The findings were later announced in the Geelong Advertiser on 7 July 1851, thereby initiating Victoria's first goldrush. Mining slowed down in the 1880s and had virtually ceased by 1900. During that time, 50 metric tonnes of gold had been extracted from 3 000 000 tonnes of quartz ore.

Occupation: Shop Assistant

Residence recorded on Marriage Certificate: Temple Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane.

Was 23 years old when she married.

Marriage Ref: Fiche Page 19564 No: 1914/8015553

Buried: 5/8/1964, Lutwyche Cemetery, Aged: 73 years
Part:Monumental, Portion: 11, Section: 2, Grave Number: 19

Burried in the same grave as:
Hartley Mary, F, 14 months
O'Connell Henry Thomas, M, 83 years

Resided: Davey Street, Moorooka (formerly of Rockhampton).

Funeral service at Mary's Parish Church, Hamilton Road, Moorooka.

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