Headstone Transcriptions


Information provided by Margaret Mueller - mem@tadaust.org.au

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MURPHY, 4 children.
MURPHY, Four children died when the shepherd's hut they were sleeping in was destroyed by fire.
The children of Michael Murphy and Catherine Toland:-
John 9 yrs, William 6 yrs, Elizabeth 4 yrs and Michael James 2 yrs.
Buried on bank of Hopkins River in what was then the Gledefield Station.
Michael Murphy arrived Port Phillip 1840 on TheTheresa, Catherine Toland on board the orphan ship The Lady Kennaway in 1848.
They married in St Francis R.C. Church Melbourne in 1850
Of 11 children, 3 survived, Mary Ann born 1863, John Willam 1865 and Sarah 1867 all born at Gledfield.
Stone erected by Ararat Historical Society.
Graves on opposite side of river to Ross Bridge School.
Originally fenced off by J.K McDougall when he owned the property,as a child he asked his father about the Graves.
My thanks to the late Lorna Banfield Ararat for her help in locating the inquest many yrs ago.
At least one other burial there that of Mary Nicholson nursemaid at Station. A poem was written to her by J.K McDougall. Later to be member for Wannon.


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