Daughter Annie Austin and her friend Amy Grainger drowned in a waterhole near Singleton
Wesleyan Church East Maitland
Marriage of William Raisbeck, blacksmith, youngest son of G. Raisbeck of East Maitland and Emily Matilda Burgess, eldest daughter of William Burgess of East Maitland on 2 June. Minister Rev. J.S. Austin
The Daily Telegraph
Rev. John Austin, a supernumerary minister of the Methodist Church, died on Tuesday, at Chatswood, aged 84 years. Rev. Mr. Austin was born at Parramatta, his father being superintendent of Church. In 1864 he entered Newington College as a student for the ministry, and received his first appointment to Murrurundi. Later he was transferred to foreign mission work in Samoa. For 60years Mr. Austin served as a minister of the Methodist Church. He had ten children, eight of whom survive him. The funeral took place at Waverley yesterday.