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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Venue for a Wedding “Springhurst” in Garsed St, Bendigo

There is a place in Bendigo called “Springhurst” in Garsed St., where at least two of the three daughters of Theophilus CRUMP & Kate DUTTON were married.

Their names were Minnie Grace CRUMP (married in 1897) and Lillian May CRUMP (married in 1903) both girls were 19 at the time of their marriages. The ministers on each occasion were different but both of the Methodist persuasion. Both girls were several years junior to their grooms, in the case of Minnie there was an 11 year gap.

At both weddings their father Theophilus gave written consent to allow his daughters to be legally married, he was also present at the ceremony. It appears although the weddings were performed by ministers of religion they were not performed in a church.

According to my research Garsed St. appears to be some sort of marriage office in Bendigo. It may also have been some sort of refuge or possibly lying in hospital for women. I have based my tentative conclusion on the advertisements that I have found in Bendigo newspapers between 1895 and 1903

Advertising (1896, February 18). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 - 1918), , p. 3. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article181514043


Below I have listed excerpts from some of the advertisements that I found plus an article to support my contention as follows:-

  1. “Witnesses provided. No notice required”[i]
  2. “No second charge. Witnesses provided. Strictly select and private”[ii]
  3. “Witnesses provided free. No notice required. Private. Call or correspond” [iii]
  4. “Lady Help wanted; young, strong, Christian, knowledge of nursing. Good home, fair wages. “Springhurst,” 45 Garsed-street, Bendigo”[iv]
  5. In a divorce case of DORE & DORE in 1903 it was referred to “a matrimonial office in Garsed-street.”[v]
  6. “GOAT’S Milk wanted, one quart daily, 4d per quart, delivered at house. "Springhurst,” 45 Garsed street, Bendigo”[vi]

Of course my conclusions may be wrong which is why I would love to know more to either prove or disprove my theory. Is there anyone out there who knows more about this establishment?

Links

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Sources


[i] Advertising (1895, May 30). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), , p. 3. Retrieved August 15, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88953953
[ii] Advertising (1896, October 27). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), , p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88992546
[iii] Advertising (1896, February 18). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 - 1918), , p. 3. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article181514043
[iv] Advertising (1896, June 10). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), , p. 3. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88987567
[v] A BENDIGO DIVORCE CASE. (1903, June 25). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), , p. 4. Retrieved August 15, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88574610
[vi] Advertising (1896, September 12). The Bendigo Independent (Vic. : 1891 - 1918), , p. 3. Retrieved August 16, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article184007628

Victorian Birth Certificate, District of Eaglehawk, Lillian Crump
Victorian Marriage Certificate, District of Bendigo, 1903/2358, Thomas Manderson & Lillian Crump
Victorian Marriage Certificate, District of Bendigo, 1897/5292, James Clemins Berry & Minnie Grace Crump
Victorian Death Certificate, District of Bendigo, 1930/319, Theophilus Crump
Victorian Death Certificate, District of Blackburn, 1961/15339, Lillian Crump

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