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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 August 12 08:57 BST (UK) »
Sue,

Thanks for providing me with greater understanding of the process William Martindale went through to obtain his land. Also those web sites for military service and wills, has now confirmed that Robert Martindale had a successful building and unertakers in Dimboola up to 1925, when he died, and his son Robert Harvey Martindale carried on the business. Robert Harvey, I can now see had three children, Florence, James Alfred & Robert Lance. In his will, Robert Martindale bequeaths £100 to a Heinrich Hirth, a carpenter,  who I see died in Ballarat, having lived in Dimboola. Robert's son married an Ivy Maud Hirth, (I don't know date), so wonder if there is a connection.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 09 August 12 09:09 BST (UK) »
FYI :D

HIRTH Ivy Maud
To MARTINDALE Robert Hamley(sic)
Year 1915
Reg. Number: 5858

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 09 August 12 09:18 BST (UK) »
MARTINDALE Ivy Maud
Father Hirth Heinrich
Mother Dorothea  DAHLENBURG
Death Place DIMB
Age 82
Year 1974
Reg 23907

Husband and wife are buried at Dimboola Cemetery (as are other Martindale’s)

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 09 August 12 17:19 BST (UK) »
That's great such kind people on rootschat, have pointed me towards many more successful searches into the ever growing Martindale family in Australia.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #13 on: Friday 10 August 12 01:12 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/73020387?searchTerm="hirth" +martindale&searchLimits=l-australian=y

This news item in 1939 shows the business (or one related to it anyway) was still being conducted by the Martindale family.

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #14 on: Friday 10 August 12 02:09 BST (UK) »

R Martindale mentioned as the undertaker in 1949

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/73116120?searchTerm=

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #15 on: Friday 10 August 12 02:28 BST (UK) »
Wm transferred his land in 1887
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Many farmers found the acreage allotted was not large enough to make a living.  Many forfeited their allotments as they were unable to fulfil the conditions of purchase and moved to the nearest town seeking work or establishing businesses.  Droughts, rabbit plagues and poor commodity prices also forced settlers to leave the land.  I live on a farming property which originally would have been selected by 12 selectors however the allotments in my area were between 640 and 700 acres.  By 1910 the powers that be realised that 320 was far too small for a viable farm and when the area in which I live was opened for selection, the area was doubled, however that was still not large enough for viable broadacre farming.

Victorian Post Office Directory 1888
MARTINDALE Alice Ladies school  Donald
MARTINDALE Thomas Miner  Clunes
MARTINDALE William  Gerang Gerung

Gerang Gerung is on the Western Highway between Nhill and Dimboola.  My area is to the north :)

There are no MARTINDALE's listed in the whitepages in Dimboola area today.  Perhaps you may find a family contact in the whitepages 25 listings in Victoria and only 72 for all Australia.
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I would suggest you contact the Dimboola Historical Society.  Link to their holdings.  Nothing beats local knowledge ;D
http://www.dimboolahistory.org.au/holdings.html


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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #16 on: Friday 10 August 12 02:30 BST (UK) »
And the link for whitepages
http://www.whitepages.com.au/search/residential

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Re: Martindale & Sons, Undertakers, Dimboola
« Reply #17 on: Friday 10 August 12 03:21 BST (UK) »
William Martindale's application for 320 acres at Gerang Gerung approved in 1885.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/72862675?searchTerm=

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His application was heard by the Nhill Land Board in 1883.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/72873349?searchTerm=

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