Yes we do have that.....no we don't!
So I assumed that when he died there would have been an obituary of his death. At the very least, an announcement. Well, there may have been, but I will never know. I contacted the Victorian Library in Melbourne to see if they had copies of the Bendigo paper for around the time he died. They found they did, but not for a 6 month period, including his death date right in the middle.
I learned a lesson - always check that some records exist before setting off on a journey to view those records!
task # 5
So here is a task for you. Start an excel spreadsheet and label the tabs with the names of some sites you may want to visit to do research. Start jotting down in columns what you want to know, year, what type of source document you want to look at , and where you think it is. Here is an example:
Site : Melbourne Library.
Joseph Clark, DOB , 1850, announcement, Bendigo newspaper.
Once you have either the time to go, or a few things to research, send the site an email and check to see if they have what you are after, particularly for the time you are researching before you go.
Get started on your list now, it will grow quite large quite soon!