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Item: 161631
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Walter
Ship: -
Date: 27 January 1855
Place: England
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: THE LATE DR. SCOTT.-It has seldom fallen to our lot to have to record the decease of one so universally respected and esteemed as Dr. Walter Scott, of Eskdale, a notice of whose death appeared in our obituary on Wednesday. For some years past he had been suffering from chronic disease, and had deemed it advisable to take a trip to his native country, thereby, if possible, to recruit his failing health. He accordingly left the colony in the early part of last year for Britain, but unfortunately his con- stitution was too much shattered to sustain any benefit from the change, and after lingering for a few months he expired in London on the 10th October. The many spirited public services rendered in times past by the late Dr. Scott, coupled with private acts of kindness liberally bestowed, have secured for him a reputation which will be long ere it is effaced from the remembrance of the older inhabitants of this district, and his loss will be long felt by those who came within the sphere of his unosten- tatious benevolence. Although essentially one of those few mild and good men who

Item: 166501
Surname: Scott (obit.,) (Ash Island)
First Name: Alexander Walker
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1883
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF Mr, A. W. SCOTT-The death is recorded (says the Newcastle Herald of yesterday), of Mr. Alexander Walker Scott, at the age of eighty three years, Mr. Scott was a colonist of more than fifty years' standing, and for a long time a resident of Ash Island, Hunter River, where he was well and deservedly respected by all classes. For the last seventeen years he had filled the position of a Commissioner of Titles under the Real Property Act, and had also been a trustee of the Museum, in which institution he took a lively interest. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in the Waverley Cemetery, on Friday afternoon. The funeral was strictly private; the only persons present beside his relatives and family connections being Dr. J. C. Cox, Mr Richard Jones, one of the Lands Title Commissioners, and Mr. E. G. Ward, chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

Item: 183775
Surname: Shelton (nee Garrett) (obit)
First Name: Emily
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1935
Place: Dungog
Source: The Gloucester Advocate
Details: Mrs. Emily Shelton. Widespread regret was expressed throughout the town and district on Thursday last when news of the cjeath of Mrs. Emily Shelton, wife of Mr. John Shelton, Fosterton Road, became known. The passing of Mrs. Shelton has removed from our midst, one of the earliest pioneers of the Dungog district, and one who was held highest respect by all sections of the community. The late Mrs. Shelton was 83 years of age at the time of her death, and came from England with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Garrett, as a child in arms. They landed in Sydney and the parents settled at West Maitland, and after wards went to Seven Oaks on the Paterson. Later on they removed to Mount Oliver, Bandon Grove, and continued to engage in farming pur suits. Her marriage to Mr. John Shelton was celebrated in her parents home at Bandon Grove, in 1868, when 17 years of age, and from then on wards they continued in agricultural and dairying pursuits in that centre. In those early days the only means of travel was by bullock waggon, and there were no defined roads, while cedar grew plentifully on the river flats. Undaunted by temporary setbacks, common to the pioneers, the late Mrs. Shelton and her husband gradually cleared a holding and continued to win through and prosper, until 30 years ago, when they retired and came to live in Dungog. The funeral, which was attended by a large and representative gather in, took place on Friday, when the remains were laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Bandon Grova cemetery, near by the late Mr. Allan Sheltons grave. Rev. J. Robb.

Item: 117504
Surname: Smeathman (obit.,)
First Name: Major Charles Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 17 January 1835
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Died on 16 January 1835 at his residence in Sussex Street, South, Major Charles Thomas Smeathman, Coroner for Sydney, aged 60 years. Major Smeathman was an officer who had participated in several of those brilliant exploits that had distinguished the British on the Continent of Europe. During his residence in the colony of seven years, he has been regarded as a kind hearted and benevolent man, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends.

Item: 169134
Surname: Smith (neeRhall) (obit.,)
First Name: Jane
Ship: -
Date: 5 July 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: Freemans Journal Sydney
Details: Born in Preston England in 1825 and came to Australia two years later. Married J.T. Smith, builder. Died July 1902. One of the oldest members of the St. Marys Star of the Sea Church.

Item: 161640
Surname: Smith (obit.,)
First Name: Erskine Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 17 January 1931
Place: Bondi
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MR. ERSKINE S. SMITH. Mr. Erskine Samuel Smith, who died at Bondi on Thursday after a long illness, was a member of a family dating back to the earliest times In Australia, his grandmother having been a sister of Lieut.-Colonel Erskine, who was Lieutenant-Governor in the time of Governor Macquarie. Mr. Smith was 63 years of age, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith, of Mount McKinlay, Dungog. After a banking career In New South Wales he went to South Africa and served during the Boer war as a captain in the Cape Peninsula Riflles, his commanding officer being Sir Walter Davidson, afterwards Governor of New South Wales. For several years he was town clerk of Woodstock (Capetown). On his return to Australia before the war he commenced practice as an accountant in Sydney and carried on business until ill-health compelled his retirement In 1922. He is survived by five sons (Dr. Bruce Smith, of Toowoomba, Alderman Aubrey Smith, of Woollahra, Mr. C. W. Smith (Forestry Commission), Mr. Reg. Smith (Stamp Duties Office), and Mr. Newton Smith, and three daughters (Mrs. Torrington and Misses Lily and Gladys Smith).

Item: 184095
Surname: Stack (obit)
First Name: Rev. Canon William
Ship: -
Date: 24 June 1871
Place: -
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: This much esteemed clergyman, whose death has recently awakened in all parts of the country a feeling of deep sorrow, and who will long be remembered with affection by those who were well acquainted with him, was a native of Ireland. He was the son of a clergyman of the United Church of England and Ireland. Mr. Stack was educated at Trinity Colloge, Dublin, and on the completion of his studies was ordained in his native country. In 1838 he came to this colony, with hisfamily, in the same ship which brought out General Sir Maurice O Connell and the Rev. Mr. Sowerby, now Dean of Goulburn. The Rev. W. Stack was sent to occupy a sphere of duty in this country, as a clergyman of the church of his fathers, under the auspices of the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel His first colonial charge was West Maitland and the valley of the Hunter from that town upwards. A district of such extent, with numerous townships increasing in importance every year, must have tasked the energies of any minister of religion who desired to fulfil his duty to God and man. And the Rev.W. Stack did not spare himself in his effort for the spiritual good and social improvement of his charge. A writer in the Maitland Mercury of Saturday last,-who had known him from 1842 onwards to the time of Mr. Stack s departure from that district, a witness of his career, thus speaks of him - When we came to Maitland to assist in establishing the Mercury, at the close of the year 1842, we found the Rev. William Stack one of the most prominent citizens of the town in all public matters, and in most earnest and religious minister of the Gospel He was then a young man, in the prime of life, and a most vigorous, useful life he led among uns Scarcely any clergyman within our recollection, has secured so thoroughly the sympathy anc respect and affection of all his congregation high and low, as Mr. Stack then did. In the large district where he began his colonial career, he laboured with great zeal and self-denial until tho formation of the diocese of Newcastle, when his extensive charge was subdivided, one clergymen stationed successively at Musselbrook, Scone, and Murrurundi. Mr. Stack, when the new arrangement was made, removed to St. Peters Church, Campbelltown, in thediocese of Sydney, There he remained until 1855......

Item: 172844
Surname: Stanton (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 9 August 1928
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Death of Dungog pioneer - The death occurred at Wauchope of Mr. James Stanton one of the early pioneers of Dungog district. The deceased was 81 years of age, 50 of which was spent in the Dungog district on the property where he was born. His wife pre deceased him by 46 years....

Item: 183771
Surname: Taylor (obit)
First Name: Ellen
Ship: -
Date: 31 August 1929
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Death of Ellen Taylor aged 80, whose husband predeceased her by 34 years. Deceased was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and came to NSW in her young days. For over 50 years she had resided within a few miles of Dungog, at Hanleys Creek and Fosterton road and the time of her death was residing with her son Mr. T.J.Taylor, on his property known as Hillside north of Dungog. Besides her son, three daughters also survive, Mr. James Connors of Maitland is a brother of the deceased

Item: 162356
Surname: Tebbutt (obit.,)
First Name: John William
Ship: -
Date: 7 February 1940
Place: From Quirindi
Source: SMH
Details: JOHN WILLIAM TEBBUTT. The funeral of the late John William Tebbutt, who died on Monday, aged 85, took place yesterday at the Northern suburbs Crematorium Mr. Tebbutt was the son of one of the pioneer merchants of the north, and he him-self built up a large business in Quirindi. He was accustomed to set out on horse-back nearly every week-end for the 25 miles ride to the bank at Murrurundi, and on several occasions narrowly avoided the members of the Jew Boy Gang of bushrangers. He lived in Quirindi for half a century before re-tiring to Sydney 15 years ago. There was a large gathering of relatives and friends at the service at Wood Coffin's funeral chapel at North Sydney, conducted by the Rev. S. Bostock Jones, of Mosman, assisted by the Rev. Trevor Hughes, of Berry (son-in law). (**Note - The Jew boy gang were executed in 1841)

Item: 161910
Surname: Threlkeld (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs.
Ship: -
Date: 1825
Place: Society Islands
Source: Missionary Register Volume 13.
Details: From a Letter of Mr. Williams, the fellow-labourer of the Rev. Lancelot E. Threlkeld, at Raiatea, one of the Society Islands, we extract the following narrative...... Mrs. Threlkeld had been afflicted, at seasons, with a violent pain in her face, the tic doloreux, for a considerable period. With this exception, she generally enjoyed an excellent state of health, till a month or two previous to her departure; but it was not until a week of her decease that she was confined to her bed. On Friday, the day but one before her death, she felt herself fainting, and sent hastily for Mr. Threlkeld. When she came to herself, she said to him, I thought I was dying. It is very hard to think of parting with you and the dear children ; but, when the trial comes, the Lord Jesus will give me strength to say they will be done. On the Sabbath it was hoped that she was much better, especially in the evening. She talked more cheerfully, sat up in bed, took some refreshment, and then lay down to rest. Her appearance excited flattering hopes of speedy recovery; but there was an unaccountable restlessness which checked our fond expectations, especially those of our afflicted brother Threlkeld. We went home about ten o clock, hoping to find her better in the morning; but alas! as we were ending an earthly Sabbath, she commenced a heavenly and endless Sabbath. We were sent for about an hour-and-half after our departure, to witness a Christian die in Christ. Our forebodings, which her restlessness had inspired, were realized. We found her in an apoplectic fit; and she would have closed her eyes in death without any one being present, had it not been for the crying of one of the children. Mr. Threlkeld had been to the bed-side a few minutes before, and thought she was in a comfortable sleep: judge then of his feelings, when, opening the curtains, he beheld the chief object of his earthly affections in the agonies shall I say of death ? No, she had no agonies no pangs she fell asleep in Jesus. But to behold her on the verge of death, about to bid an eternal farewell to all sublunary objects her eye shut, never more to look on her husband her ear deaf to all entreaties her mouth closed from bidding the final adieu! The Lord, however, wonderfully supported him; and enabled him for a moment to lose the sharp sense of his affliction, while he used the means for her restoration. He bled her, but the vital flood refused to flow. He administered an emetic, but it failed to produce the desired effect. At last she was put into a warm bath, but her spirit had quitted this tabernacle of clay, for house not made with bands, eternal in the heavens. As soon as the painful news spread abroad, the King, Chiefs, and most of the principal persons, came to sympathize with Brother Threlkeld. They sat up with us the whole of the night, and endeavoured to administer all the consolation in their power. The conversation of many, while it afforded great comfort to the wounded spirit, evinced that they were not strangers to the source of all a Christian s joys, and to the objects of his hopes ; and that they had not received the Gospel grace of God in vain. It was a sight of no mean interest, to behold the people mingling their tears with ours; and returning into our own bosoms the consolations which we had ministered to them. All the females were desirous of seeing the body ; and of dropping the tear of affection over one from whom they had derived so many advantages, as a testimony of their attachment. Mr. and Mrs. Threlkeld had been married 15 or 16 years. She was 84 or 35 years of age ; and had had five children, one of whom was buried at Rio de Janeiro. They were most affectionately attached to each other, and enjoyed a share of conjugal and domestic happiness experienced by few. She was much at home in her work a help-meet indeed to her husband, in his labours for Christ. She was what every Missionary s wife ought to be, who goes especially to an uncivilized part; not only a Mary, but a- Martha; having her household affairs in good order, her table comfortably spread, her husband and children well provided thus adorning the doctrine of Christ our Saviour; and effectually preaching, by her example, to her own sex, what they ought to be, and what they ought to do. We met Mr. and Mrs. Threlkeld at Rio; and an attachment was formed between Mrs. Threlkeld and Mrs. Williams soon after they saw each other, which continued to the day of her death : we arrived at the scene of our labours, in 1817; and remained together at Eimeo, till we removed to Huaheine, where we again resided under one roof. In September 1818, we left Huaheine, and came down to Raiatea; where we have resided ever since, labouring together to promote the cause of our Lord and Saviour. Mrs. Threlkeld was a person of agreeable manners; and possessed qualifications, which rendered her a suitable helpmeet for a Missionary, in his numerous and important engagements devotedness to her work, contentedness in her work, and fortitude and patience under the various trials and privations arising out of her work. On the 7th of March, 1834, she fell asleep in Jesus. It was to us an unexpected event, and has filled our hearts with grief J but we sorrow not as those who have no hope: our loss is her gain: she is with her Lord and our of the Lord, rejoicing with joy unspeakable aid full of glory........

Item: 165423
Surname: Threlkeld (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Lancelot
Ship: -
Date: 22 October 1859
Place: -
Source: The Australian Home Companion....
Details: REV. L. E. THRELKELD. THIS gentleman, a colonist for forty years, and a minister for fifty years, has died suddenly. On Sunday, the 9th inst., after having twice preached, as usual, Mr. Threlkeld complained of illness, and a doctor was called in, but no change was apparent, and he retired ,to rest as usual. A daughter of the rev. gentleman, who was watching, was alarmed by a groan, and reached her father's side to find him insensible and receive his last sigh. His loss will be severely felt, for he spent his time amongst those who from their lonely positions will miss him much-the sick in the hospital, and the prisoner in his cell, were the objects of his constant attention. His principles were most liberal; he would speak in the highest terms of the Sisters of Charity, and always asserted the civil rights of the Roman Catholic citizens. Mr. Threlkeld was sent to the South Seas by the London Missionary Society in 1815, and after a brief stay in Sydney, proceeded to the Society Islands, where he continued till 1824, when he settled in New South Wales. Here Mr. Threlkeld spent some years amongst the Aborigines ; but in1842 he left the interior, having sacrificed all his property. In 1845 he became the minister of the Mariner's Church, where he continued till his death. He leaves behind him a numerous family, and an undying fame.

Item: 161647
Surname: Townshend (obit.,)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 23 May 1872
Place: Paterson
Source: MM
Details: THE LATE MR. GEORGE TOWNSHEND - Your obituary column last week announced the death Mr George Townshend, of Trevallyn. The late Mr Townshend was one of the earliest settlers on the Paterson; in fact he must be considered one of the pioneers of the district, we believe he has resided for more than forty years at Trevallyn. In its early days Mr. Townshend was one of the most energetic of the business men of the district, and took the greatest interest in promoting every object which could advance the interest of the district and to develop its resources; for many years he was a magistrate of the territory, in which capacity he most zealously attended to the performance of his magisterial duties. In the general crash in which so many of our old colonists suffered through the over speculating mania which existed in the years 1840 to 1842, Mr Townshend suffered severely, and lost nearly all of his extensive property. Since which, however, although he has never re- gained that position of popularity which be formerly held, has ever steadily endeavoured to advance the interest of the district, and promote the welfare of the people. A few years ago Mr Townshend, with his family, left for England, where they resided for some few years, Mr. Townshend returning to the colony about three years ago, leaving his family in England, who, we are informed, were about to rejoin him here in a short time. At his death Mr Townshend had attained his seventy-fourth year, and to his advanced age must be attributed any eccentricity which he may of late have exhibited in public matters.

Item: 161642
Surname: Traill (obit.,)
First Name: Rowland John
Ship: -
Date: 11 March 1873
Place: Collaroy
Source: SMH
Details: Dr. Rowland John Traill, who died at Collaroy in August last, was emphatically a successful sheep-farmer, and his success is attributable only to his ability, energy, and perseverance. The son of an Episcopal clergyman in East Lothian, the deceased took his degree as Doctor of Medicine at an early age at the University of Edinburgh and emigrated to New South Wales about the year 1838, when he commenced the practice of his profession in the Clarence River district; but the impecuniosity of the colony at that time was such as to compel him soon to turn his attention to (under the circumstances) a pursuit more profitable than medical practice. After acquiring his first knowledge of pastoral affairs, Dr Traill for many years managed Tenterfield Station for the late Sir Stuart A. Donaldson (then Mr Donaldson), during which period he firmly established his reputation as one of the most able managers in the colony; and, on the retirement to England of Mr. Edward Hamilton, of Collaroy, Dr Traills services were secured by that gentleman. After a few years spent as manager of Collaroy, Dr Traill became a partner, which position he held till his death, or for some fourteen years in all. It was his intention, as he expressed in a letter written shortly before his death, to have soon retired to his own station of Llangollen; but this was not to be, and he closed a laborious life without the rest which most men look forward to as befitting the evening of their existence. His was not the mind or temperament, however, which, had his health remained to him, would have been content to have lived in idleness or inactivity, and, doubtless, had he been spared he would have gained still further repute amongst the wool-growers of Australia. In reference to this, it may not be out of place here to note briefly the course pursued by him in raising the Collaroy flocks to their present high standard. On assuming the management (about 1854 or 1855) Dr Traill found these flocks to consist of good strong-constitutioned sheep, of large frame, but having a somewhat low character of wool, at least as compared with the flocks at present. The first infusion of new blood was from the Rambouillet flock, and from that of Mr. Sturgeon, of Essex. The latter sheep, being the descendants of the flock of merinos once the property of Royalty, and no doubt, by their strength of frame and vigour of constitution, assisted greatly to maintain those most requisite characteristics in the Collaroy flocks. The Rambouillet sheep were, however, Dr Traills favourites, and, after an importation of Negrettis, a step which he afterwards greatly regretted having taken, Dr Traill continued to use as imported stook the first-named sheep; but the writer is not aware that for some years past any stud sheep have been used at Collaroy other than those bred on the station, and it is to the careful selection for breeding purposes of members of the same "family " and type that we can attribute the present excellence of the flocks. Though averse from engaging in public life, Dr. Traill was, as may be readily imagined, a man of no mean ability and of cultivated mind. Like most intellectual men he was of the most genial disposition - a good friend, a kind master, always ready to assist the needy (but in the most unobtrusive manner), and to further to the utmost objects of religious or educational benefit to his district, his death may well be considered a public loss. As an old and successful colonist and most estimable man, Dr. Traill was - as to the past, a man of mark; as to the future, a stirling example.

Item: 165537
Surname: Tucker (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas William
Ship: -
Date: 9 November 1895
Place: -
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: A PIONEER JOURNALIST. The late Thomas William Tucker, whose death occurred last week was one of the oldest journalists in New South Wales. Mr. Tucker was a native of Bridport, Dorsetshire, England, and was born on December, 1815. He was therefore in his 80th year at the time of his decease. He learnt the trade of printer and bookbinder, and when quite a young man came to Sydney and worked at his trade in a newspaper office. In conjunction with the late Richard Jones he started, in January, 1843, the Maitland "Mercury."The partnership was dissolved in 1846, and Mr. Tucker returned 'to Sydney, and started business as a bookseller. Not succeeding in this venture, he returned to Maitland, and rejoined the Mercury as reporter. In 1854 the paper was sold by Mr. Jones to Messrs. Tucker, Cracknell, andFalls, who carried it on under the senior partner's editorship, and from 1856 as a tri-weekly paper (it had been issued twice a week since 1846) until 1861 when Mr. Alexander Falls became sole proprietor. Mr. Tucker, who had temporarily retired from connection with the business, again joined Mr. Falls as partner, and again sold out in 1868.. After the death of Mr. Falls Mr. Tucker managed the business for Mrs. Falls, and for the trustees after that lady's death in 1873. In 1874the business was, by order of the Chief Judge in Equity, sold by auction, and purchased by Messrs. Tucker, Gillies, and Thompson. The two latter gentlemen had, with Mr. Tucker long been connected with the typographical department of the paper. Mr. Gillies, who had entered Parliament, retired from the partnership in 1894, and Mr. Christopher Eipper who had for many years been associated with the paper as reporter and latterly as editor, joined the other two proprietors as third partner, still retaining the editorship. The paper has of late been issued as a daily. For som e few years prior to his decease Mr.Tucker's mental powers had declined, and he ceased to take any part in the business. He was latterly taken to Sydney, and tended with the utmost care, but he was past all recovery. He was an honor to Australian journalism, and left his mark in the influential and admirably conducted paper with which his name was associated with few interruption for over fifty years.

Item: 162254
Surname: Tyrrell (obit.,)
First Name: Right Rev. William D.D.,
Ship: -
Date: 25 March 1879
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The death of the Right Rev. William Tyrrell D.D., Bishop of Newcastle, which is announced in our telegraphic columns this morning, will be heard of with profound regret by a very large part of the community. He has been ailing for some time past, but, until recently, hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. A telegraph, however, yesterday afternoon announced that he was in a comatose state, and that his medical attendants had little hope that he would rally. Their fears were realised, for shortly after that message reached Sydney Bishop Tyrrell was dead. He was born in 1807 and had consequently reached his 72 nd year. He was a so of a former remembrancer of the city of London. His mother was a daughter of the celebrated optician Dollond. He was educated at the Charter House and St. Jons College, Cambridge, where he gained a scholarship and graduated as fourth senior optima. Having held some parochial preferments in England, on the division of the Bishopric of Australia in 1847, he was appointed first Bishop of Newcastle. And the whole of his subsequent life may be regarded as a fitting testimony of the wisdom of the appointment. The Church of England has never had a mor generous, warm hearted, or harder working adherent than she had in the late prelate. Into the work of the church he thre hs whole soul, and by the magnanimous disposal of his property in behalf of the Church for which he laboured, his name in the Newcastle diocese will be had in everlasting remembrance..

Item: 162056
Surname: Verge (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 25 July 1861
Place: Port Macquarie
Source: MM
Details: PORT MACQUARIE. (From the Herald's Correspondent.) 13TH JULY.The remains of the late Mr. John Verge, of Austral Eden, Macleay River, arrived this day for interment, in a family vault in the burial ground of St. Thomas' church. The arrangement for the removal and funeral were carried out under the management of Mr. James Butler, undertaker, of this township. At half-past three the hearse left Phillip's Hotel, Holow-street, followed by the late lamented gentleman's family and a large number of friends. The body was taken first to St. Thomas' Church, and the usual service read by the Rev. Mr. Porter, M.A. (in the absence of the Rev. M. Kemp), and at its conclusion Pope's ode of " The Dying Christian to his Soul" was sung by the full choir, Miss Poyle presiding at the organ. The solemnity of the occasion, together with the great number attending, made the service both here and at the burial ground most impressive and affecting. Mr. T. W. Palmer, Mr. H. Tozer, Mr. J. B. Howe, and Mr. R. Mears acted as pall bearers. Mr. Verge was a very old and respected colonist, and was well known in Sydney as an architect of eminence. The first Congregational church in these colonies was built under his superintendence, as were also most of the public and private buildings of that period. Mr. Verge retired from his profession many years since to his estate on the Macleay River, where he has since resided, and up to a few hours of his death enjoyed comparatively (for so old a person of eighty-seven years of age)good health. The news of this gentleman's sudden decease were forwarded to his solicitor and friends in Sydney the day after from Port Macquarie by the Telegraph steamer.

Item: 176540
Surname: Vine (obit.,)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 4 January 1921
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: Obituary of George Vine - In the death of George Vine which took place at the residence in Scone on Saturday night last our oldest district identity disappears for the old man was born at Invermien then in possession of Dr. W.B. Carlyle 79 years back and had lived in the district continuously ever since. Death was not unexpected as the late Mr. Vine had been confined to his room for some weeks and the oppressive heat of the past fortnight tended to hasten his end....

Item: 161639
Surname: Wade (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 19 September 1931
Place: Cremorne
Source: SMH
Details: MR. JOHN WADE. The funeral of Mr. John Wade, who died at Cremorne on Wednesday, at the age of 90 years, took place on Thursday at Rookwood Cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. I Carruthers, Mr. Wade's oldest friend. The interment was private, only relatives being present. Mr. Wade's name was a household word in New South Wales 40 years ago. He was the founder of an important cornflour Industry, which Is still carried on, though under a different name. Before 1830, most of the cornflour used in Australia was Imported. Mr. Wade at that time was In business as a store- keeper at Dungog, which was the centre of a maize-growing district. In conjunction with the late Mr. R. L. Allson, a local grazier, he imported up-to-date machinery, and founded a mill. Farmers benefited materially, as high as 6/- a bushel being paid for maize, which previously had realised only 1/6. The district was afterwards devoted to dairying, and with that change the mill was removed to Newtown, where It operated until it was burned down, about 10 years ago.

Item: 166688
Surname: Wentworth (obit.,)
First Name: D'Arcy
Ship: Neptune 1790
Date: 10 July 1827
Place: Homebush
Source: The Monitor
Details: DEATH. DIED at his Estate of Home-bush, Aged 65, after a severe attack of Influenza, universally regretted, D'Arcy Wentworth, Esq. the oldest Magistrate in the Colony, many years Surgeon-General, Colonial Treasurer of the Colony, and Chief Police Magistrate of Sydney; all of which important offices he filled with singular credit to himself, and satisfaction to the public, of all classes and degrees.- We feel real grief in recording the death of such a man as Mr. Wentworth. He was a lover of freedom; a consistent steady friend of the people; a kind and liberal master; a just and humane Magistrate; a steady friend; and an honest man. Mr. Wentworth's talents were not brilliant, but they were very solid. To a great measure of prudence- and caution, he joined a stern love 0f independence. He was a lover of liberty, on whom the people could rely. He was one of the greatest land-holders in the Colony, and perhaps the wealthiest man. But he considered his possession as calling upon him the more to support the true welfare of the people by maintaining their rights. Therefore, whenever the Colonists wanted a friend to address the King, the Parliament, or the Governor, Mr. Wentworth never shrank from the station allotted to him by Providence. He felt that by his wealth, talents, and experience, he was the natural protector of the people's rights. He was therefore a steady attend- ant on all public conventions of the Colonists, and the first to place his name at the head of a Requisition to the Sheriff, when grievances required to be redressed, or the people wished to make certain things known to the Colonial or the King's Government. At the great dinner given by the people to Sir Thomas Brisbane, after some of the very principal Colonists had sent the Governor a message to de- cline the honour of his company, (a kind of political crisis in New South Wales) Mr. Wentworth accepted the Chair : by which act of patriotism he upheld the spirit of the people and did a public good which has been and will be attended with benefits that will be enjoyed, when their connexion with that incident will not be perceived, or will be forgotten. In short, considering the paucity of men of wealth in this Colony sincerely attached to the people, we consider Mr. Wentworth's premature death (for his looks bade fair for ten years longer, of life) a national loss

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