Remembering Mark and Maria
ON SUNDAY, March 18, descendants of Mark Hayes and Maria Searcy are encouraged to head to the Tooborac Hall for a family reunion.
Mark and Maria grew up in Medbourne, Leicestershire, and made the three and a half month voyage to Australia in 1850.
Once in Australia, the pair settled in Melbourne for a period of time before heading to Tooborac where they worked at the Tooborac Inn.
The reunion begins at 10am with a church service to be held at the Tooborac Uniting Church. After the service all attendees will have a BYO lunch and then visit historic family homes and gather for a whole family photo.
Branch representative John Freeman urged all attendees to bring as many photos, documents and old memorabilia as possible.