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Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« on: Tuesday 07 August 12 22:18 BST (UK) »
I have been following the Martindale family in Dimboola, using Trove, the newspaper resource for Australia. Robert Martindale married Marguerite Harvey in 1882, and they had 6 children. Not having A******y Worldwide, the newspaper resource has been very helpful, but in many reports of funerals in Dimboola, Messrs Martindale & Sons, Undertakers,  organise the proceedings. Now I know that the above Robert Martindale was a joiner by trade, and ran a successful building company in Dimboola, so I wonder if one of his sons ran the Undertakers. Can anyone confirm this?

Tom

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 August 12 23:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom,

The 1904 Victorian PO Directory shows
Robert Martindale, builder & undertakers.

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Gerry

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 01:00 BST (UK) »
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/using/search/

I wonder if you have seen some of the war service histories for people named MARTINDALE.

Some are digitised and may make interesting reading for you.

Search as a guest using Martindale Dimboola.

One I see (Peter) was awarded the Military medal and his Next of Kin was ROBERT MARTINDALE.

Peter was a bank clerk and writes a rather literary note to to the Officer in Charge of Records in 1935. :D

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 01:08 BST (UK) »
http://prov.vic.gov.au/index_search?searchid=54

At this site you can download the digitised will of ROBERT MARTINDALE.

It is detailed and gives further family information.

Sue

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 01:13 BST (UK) »
Is this ROBERT MARTINDALE's arrival in Victoria?

MARTINDALE ROBERT Aged 25. Date NOV 1857.Ship SHAFTESBURY. Reg B 135 001

No others of the name apparent on that voyage.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 06:49 BST (UK) »
The arrival in Vic. for ROBERT MARTINDALE I have offered as a possibility is incorrect now that I see his age at death and other particulars about him.

He arrived in SA and some biographical details are available if you need them regarding him and his family.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 15:10 BST (UK) »
Robert  and his brother William arrived in 1877 on the Forfarshire a ship sponsored by the South Australian Government. William was married to Esther nee Ward. Robert & William were born in Yapham cum Meltonby, near Pocklington in East Riding of Yorkshire, both sons of George Martindale & his wife Hannah Gowthorpe, sometimes transcribed as Gawthorpe. That surname appears quite often in Martindale families both in England & Australia.

Thanks for the news of the 1904 Directory, confirming that Robert was both builder & undertaker. Does that Directory list them as undertakers later on in the 20th century? 

Some great information in government collection-Florence Martindale, the first one in the list, daughter of Robert, she passed her pilot's licence.

There's a lot to follow up there already. I have an obituary for William, showing that he lived in South Australia for seven years then moved to Dimboola, confirmed by showing him being approved for land ownership at Nhill in 1883. Would he have had to buy his land, all 320acres of it?

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 22:46 BST (UK) »
Tom,

1914 Victorian PO Directory.
DIMBOOLA
Martindale & Sons, Robt. Builders & Plumbers.

TRADES DIRECTORY
UNDERTAKERS
Martindale, Robert, Dimboola.

1937 Victoria & Riverina Trade Directory
DIMBOOLA
HARDWARE
Martindale & Sons.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 August 12 23:23 BST (UK) »
Hi
William Martindale was  a selector.  The process of acquiring crown land in Victoria involved first the person making a choice (selection) of the block he wanted then making application and payment to the local Land Board.
The land was then surveyed and the land leased to the applicant for a period of time until it was considered "paid off" (Conditions applied!)

This is a summary from a Victorian newspaper item.
 
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-VIC-NE/2003-09/1063449357

Searching Trove, you will find a couple of applications for selections by WILLIAM MARTINDALE to the Lands Board of the district.

Further information on the Selection system will be readily available by using your search engine :D

Sue
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