THE DOBIE FAMILY IN AUSTRALIA
The Scarsdale Hotel and Thomas Dobie
From: Joan Hunt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
I did research on Thomas and Anne Dobie some years ago, and it is filed
in the family history folders at Woady Yaloak Historical Society at
The one which was owned by Thomas Dobie was at the north side of the T-intersection where the road to Linton used to branch off from the main road south from Smythesdale to Cape Clear. The road to Linton is today called Daniel Road and it leads nowhere; just ends at paddocks, yet once it was a major road. The road to the south is what is now known as the Pitfield Road. There is no building on the block where Dobie's Scarsdale Hotel used to be; it is just an empty paddock.
I have transcribed the headstones in Smythesdale General Cemetery, and
the Dobie one reads:
In the index to burials compiled by the Ballarat & District Genealogical
Society for Smythesdale General Cemetery is the following entry:
I shall send you more information when I am able to access the files.
All the best,
Joan E. Hunt, Convenor, History Victoria Support Group, RHSV
The Dobie Family Web Site