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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: 189627
Surname: Tickle (obit)
First Name: Grace and Henry
Ship: -
Date: 15 July 1927
Place: Quirindi
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: In the passing of Mrs. Grace Tickle, relict of the late Henry Tickle, Quirindi district has lost another who for many years was closely associated with its progress, (says Quirindi Gazette.) Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1848, she came as a child with her parents to Australia when but 8 years of age. In 1866 she was married at Walcha to Mr. Henry Tickle, and until 1891 they lived in that district engaged in rural pursuits, and were held in highest esteem. In 1891 Mr. Tickle acquired Millbank, Quipolly, which property received his unremitting labour, and on which the family prospered, and where the good repute in which they were held in Walcha accompanied them, and became widespread. In 1908 Mr. Tickle disposed of Millbank, and went to reside in Sydney, but in 1914, while on a visit to Campbelltown to say good-bye to a member of the family prior to going with Mrs. Tickle for a trip to the old country, he took ill, and his remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the cemetery there. Since that time Mrs. Tickle has passed her life amongst the various members of her family, and for some months prior to her passing had been with Mrs. Bridge at Borambil. About eight months ago she had a serious illness, and the family were called to her bedside, but from this she recovered and regained her usual good spirits and activities till the call came suddenly practically in her sleep on the early morning of the 13th.

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

Item: 189266
Surname: White (Cusack) (obit)
First Name: Ellen
Ship: Switzerland 1854
Date: 2 June 1928
Place: Doreen, Hilldale
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Death, at her late residence, Doreen, Hilldale, Mrs. Ellen White, one of the last of the pioneers of the Allyn River district, passed quietyly away on May 15. The late Mrs. White was a native of Limerick, Ireland, and arrived in Australia on the Switzerland in 1854. Her parents settled in the Parramatta district for some years and then took up their abode near Gresford. Her father, Edmund Cusack, was responsible for the construction of many of the original raods and culverts in that locality.....

Item: 162578
Surname: White (obit.,)
First Name: James, M.L.A.
Ship: -
Date: 19 July 1890
Place: Sydney
Source: The Queenslander
Details: THE LATE HON. JAMES WHITE. James White died at his residence, Cranbrook, near Sydney, on Sunday afternoon last. As an owner and a breeder of racehorses, Mr. White had during the past fourteen or fifteen years a most remarkably successful career, and his close identification with the Australian Turf has made his name familiar in sporting circles throughout the world. For many years he held with honourable distinction the proud position of chairman of the committee of the oldest racing club in Australia, the A.J.C., and the loss which this club and horse racing generally has sustained through his decease is one which will be severely felt. Mr. Whites health had been very precarious for a long-time, and in consequence of this he determined only a few months ago to temporarily retire from the Turf and its excitements, little dreaming that his end was so close at hand. The Hon. James White was the eldest son of Mr. James White, one of the pioneer settlers in the Hunter River district. He was born at Stroud in 1828, and while he was still at school his father died. Mr. White, at the age of 16, was called upon to manage extensive station properties, and he gradually took up more and more outlying country on his own account, until he became one of the largest and most successful New South Wales squatters. He did a fair share of work in pioneering the country on the Barwon, Hunter, and Castlereagh rivers, and was almost uniformly successful in his enter-prises. In 1869 Mr. White went to England, and remained away for several years, during which time he visited all the principal cities of Europe. In 1866 Mr. White was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly as representative of the Upper Hunter, and he kept that position for three years and then resigned, as he was going to Europe. He was nominated to the Upper House in 1874, and had been a regular attendant, though not a frequent speaker, in the House ever since, except during the last two years, when failing health rendered his absence almost compulsory. The cause of his death was heart disease

Item: 179367
Surname: Whyte (obit.,)
First Name: William Henry
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1876
Place: Watt St. Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: W.H. Whyte, one of the oldest inhabitants of Newcastle died at his residence on 5th November 1876 at the age of sixty eight. He has for many years held important positions in the city; and latterly has, in addition to hsi own private business, conducted the agency of the H.R.N.S.N. Co., His place will not easily be rilled in our midst. The funeral takes place at 3pm 6 November 1876

Item: 185131
Surname: Wilkie (obit)
First Name: John Perrell
Ship: -
Date: 5 January 1885
Place: Dalby
Source: Queensland Figaro
Details: John Perrell Wilkie arrived in Sydney in 1833 and held a station in 1839 on Kings Creek Pages River. He took up Daandine in 1844 which he afterwards rented to the late Charles Coxen and went to England. He returned to Daandine in 1863, and found the station in difficulties which ended in his losing it. He afterwards was engaged in business in Dalby, and was for several years in connection with Mr. Roche in the agency and forwarding trade. He was a prominent mover in all local matters and became largely identified with the local jockey club. He was a native of Kent, England. The cause of his death was fatty degeneration of the heart

Item: 136266
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 1870 25 October
Place: Kinross, Raymond Terrace
Source: MM
Details: It is with regret we have to record the demise of a very old and universally respected resident of the Hunter River district, namely, Mr Archibald Windeyer, of Kinross, Raymond Terrace, which mournful event took place on Tuesday lost, at his residence as above stated. Mr Windeyer attained the ripe age of eighty-four years, and retained the full use of his faculties to the termination of his existence - the immediate cause of death being we understand, decay of nature. He resided at Kinross for upwards of thirty years and was a property owner to a considerable extent in the district. He was a magistrate of the territory for about a quarter of a century, and held the office of Returning Officer for the Lower Hunter electorate, for many years. As a colonist, a neighbour, and a Christian, he excelled many, and was consequently highly esteemed by all who knew him, and especially by those who best knew him. His respect for the Sabbath was, we have been informed, very great; and, in order that his servants might not have any excuse for absenting themselves from public worship on or otherwise desecrating that day, he invariably gave them a half holiday on Saturday, work being ordinarily suspended at one oclock. He also maintained family worship regularly, and treated all under him with kindness. His remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Raymond Terrace, yesterday - the funeral being largely attended. We (Editor, Maitland Mercury) may add a few brief remarks to the above extract from our contemporary. Mr Windeyer was one of the few men who realise from time to time, the picture drawn of the "fine old English gentleman ' in the well known song of that name. This feature indeed was his most distinguishing characteristic, so far as we knew him personally - a courteous and obliging man, of good education, of a gentle dignity of manner, but rather retiring than forward in a mixed assembly - a man whom to know was to esteem for life. Mr Windeyer took a prominent part in the early proceedings of the Hunter River Vineyard Association, back in the forties, and for some time in the fifties, but for several years past has not been seen in any public assemblage in Maitland, from the growing infirmities of old age. In his life on the Hunter Mr Windeyer has rarely taken a prominent port in any general public movement; he was but a very moderate public speaker, judging from the few times we have heard him speak. His special usefulness in such matters was rather as chairman of a meeting, or as a member of committee afterwards; in these capacities he was constantly selected by his fellow citizens when present, and in his performance of such duties he exercised a very genial and a most beneficial influence among his neighbours.

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