April A-Z Challenge – A is for Axedale
I am back again for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge so have made the commitment to blog every day in April except the Sundays. Some bloggers choose a Theme, and others do random posts. For me, a theme works better, so them I’ve chosen for 2016 is Towns in Victoria. I will be choosing towns with a relevance to my family history, where possible.
A is for Axedale, the small township where I live. Axedale is in central Victoria, about 20 kilometres east of Bendigo. I have only lived there for about 18 months, but fell in love with it immediately.
There is a population of 571 people. Even though Axedale has a tiny population, it has huge community spirit and participation.
The Axedale Rail Trail runs through Axedale. This is a popular route for cyclists and walkers, which brings visitors to our area.
Axedale is situated on the Campaspe River. In the days of the 19th century gold rush it was a busy thoroughfare from the goldfields of Bendigo through to the goldfields of Heathcote.
Due to my interest in genealogy, family history and history, I have a One Place Study on Axedale called Axedale – Then and Now
My other blog Next Phase In Fitness & Life is also participating in the Blogging A-Z Challenge. I would love you to follow along.