From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
Michael Bedolla was a publican at Hepburn Springs, Victoria.
When he died in 1916 his obituary was printed in the local paper:
"Another old resident of Hepburn and a pioneer of Victoria, Mr Michael Bedolla, passed away early on Saturday morning at the advanced age of 85 years, The late Mr Bedolla bad been failing during the last couple of years, practically, ever since his brother, Mr Harry Bedolla, died. The deceased gentleman was member of the old Mt Franklin Shire for 40 years, and occupied the Presidential chair several times. He came to the Jim Crow Diggings when quite young and worked at Dr Roseti's store, which in his conjunction with bis brother, he bought out and afterwards conducted the business of store and hotelkeepers, occupying the present Spring Greek Hotel. Some years ago the two gentlemen retired and lived close to their old plaoe of business. The late Mr Michael Bedolla was of a charitable disposition and was connected with the Daylesford District Hospital for many years. He was also one of the first to form a gas company in Daylesford. The late Mr Bedolla's kindly manner and genial face will be greatly missed by all, but he lived a useful life, and assisted many who had fallen by the wayside. The remains were interred in the Daylesfotd Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, the funeral being attended by many old friends of the deceased. The coffin bearers were Messrs G. Lucini, J. T, Uren, F. Vanina, G. Rodgers, L. Rolleri and P Boff; the cord bearers being Crs P. Robertson, E. Vanzetta and Messrs D. McKinnon, G. Tessero, E. Boff, G. Vanina, H, Millar and E. Rolleri. The Rev. Father Bartley read the burial service and Mr Verey had charge of the mortuary arrangements."
- ↑ 1916 'MR MICHAEL BEDOLLA.', Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 29 August, p. 2, viewed 8 June, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119541780