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Item: 176932
Surname: Abbott (nee Brady) (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. John Kingsmill
Ship: -
Date: 9 December 1902
Place: Abbotsford, Wingen
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: On Sunday last, there passed away, at Abbotsford, Wingen, at the ripe age of 83, a remarkable old lady in the person of Mrs. Abbott, relict of the late John Kingsmill Abbott, and mother of several who have occupied high offices in the State. Up till her fatal illness, the late Mrs. Abbott, despite her advanced age, was enjoying her usual good health, and was also in the full enjoyment of her mental faculties, and could read - and she was a great reader and wrote without the aid of glasses. Last week, she was taken ill, and Dr. Scott, who was summoned, held out very little hope of recovery. The end came about midday on Sunday, in the presence of her only surviving children, and other relatives. The late Mrs. Abbott was born at Jamaica in 1819, and was a daughter of Captain W. E. Brady, of the Imperial army. When in her 18th year, she was married at Tralee, Ireland, to Mr. John Kings- mill Abbott, and, with her husband, very shortly afterwards came to Australia, arriving in Muswellbrook in 1838 or 1839. They lived in Muswellbrook for a number of years, the whole of their family being natives of that place. In 1847, Mrs. Abbott, then only in her 28th year, lost her husband, who took suddenly ill and died in Scone while returning to Muswellbrook, and his remains rest in the old Church of England cemetery here. Shortly after her husbands death, Mrs. Abbott, with her young family, took up her residence at Glengarry, Wingen, which forms part of the property which now bears the family name, and there reared her family. Of these, three predeceased her, namely, Sir Joseph, who occupied the office of Speaker of the Legislative Assembly for a longer period than any of his predecessors; Mr. T. K. Abbott, for some years a Police and Stipendiary Magistrate; and Mr. John H. Abbott, who was accident- ally killed. One of the surviving children is Mr. W. E. Abbott, who represented us in Parliament as one of the members for the old electorate of the Upper Hunter, and is at the present time President of the Pastoralists Union - - a profound thinker, clear-headed, and one of the most capable all-round Press writers in the State; the other is Mrs. Shaw, mother of Mr. J. A. K. Shaw, our Mayor. Both these have lived with the mother, whom they ever regarded with sincere filial affection, from v childhood, and naturally feel the inevitable parting very keenly. Though leading a quiet, retired, homely life, the de- ceased, who had a face with the stamp of character that at once impressed one, was a woman of considerable, mental, power and attainments, and right down to the sunset of her life, evinced the keen interest of youth in the literary achievements of her grandson, Mr. J. H. M. Abbott, whose book on the late war is said to have had a sale second only to the success achieved by that of Dr. Conan. Doyle.


 
Item: 176239
Surname: Alcorn (obit.,)
First Name: Edward
Ship: -
Date: 8 June 1880
Place: Singleton
Source: NMH
Details: Death of an old Pioneer. One of the old landmarks and historical personages of New South Wales went the way of all flesh at Singleton on Friday morning. The deceased gentleman was Mr. Edward Alcorn, of Singleton, who died from sheer old age, after nearly finishing his eightieth year. The deceased gentleman was one of the few remaining Englishmen whose early and indefatigable energy brought about the opening up of the northern districts of this colony landing in Port Jackson when but a child he spent the earlier portion of his days in the Hawkesbury district, and comparatively young man formed one of the first parties to cross the Bulga. Mountains and settle on what subsequently became known as Patricks Plains. Together with Mr. John Browne, J.P. (father of the present member for that electorate), he for years underwent the dangers to life and limb incident to explorers and squatters in the old days of blacks and the bushranging fraternity; but despite numberless hairbreadth escapes, he subsequently was the means of opening up large tracts of country in the north, and became possessed of considerable affluence for a time. To Mr. Alcorns courage and tact in conciliating himself amongst the then wild aboriginals upwards of half a century ago, not a few of the present wealthy squattages now owned by our colonial magnates view were formed, his name having been a household word in the northern districts prior to the present generation. The deceased, it may be mentioned, as a matter of incident, was born in Buckingham Palace,; London, in the year 1800, and leaves behind him a widow and a largo family. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Singleton Church of :England Cemetery, attended by a large gathering of friends, the Rev. B. B. Shaw, B.A., of All ,Saints, conducting the service


 
Item: 166226
Surname: Arndell (obit.,)
First Name: Sophie
Ship: -
Date: 29 April 1914
Place: Lewisham
Source: SMH
Details: Obituary of Miss Sophie Arndell, one of the third generation from Dr. Thomas Arndell who came out as surgeon with Governor Philip in the First Fleet. She was the second of three unmarried Misses Arndell, daughters of Thomas Arndell the second, who have for some years lived in Lewisham but who were born at the original family estate of Cattai, Hawkesbury River where her grandfather retired and farmed in the disturbed times of the Bligh rebellion. Miss Arndell's sisters were, besides two unmarried, Mrs. George Loder (who died many years ago), of Abbey Green, Singleton, and Mr. F.R. White of Harben Vale, Blandford...........


 
Item: 161649
Surname: Barrallier (Barralier) (obit.,)
First Name: Francis Louis
Ship: -
Date: 11 June 1853
Place: -
Source: Military Obituary (Google Books)
Details: BARRALLIER, Francis Louis, Ensign, 14th Aug., 1800, New South Wales Corps; Lieut., 16th May, 1805, 90th Regt.; Captain, 6th July, 1809, 101st Regt; placed on half pay of it, 7th January, 1817; exchd. to 33rd Regt., 19th May, 1819; exchd. to half pay of 25th Light Dragoons, 8th Feb., 1821; Bt. Major, 22nd July, 1830; exchd. to 73rd Regt., 4th Oct., 1831; exchd. to half pay of Rifle Brigade, 9th Aug., 1833; Bt. Lieut. Colonel, 9th Nov., 1846; died in Bedford Square, Commercial Road, London, 11th June, 1853. (Silver Medal for 6, 8). Served in New South Wales from 1800 th 1804, during which period was appointed Assistant Engineer, commanded the Artillery, and was Aid-de-Camp to the Governor; was the first who explored the interior with a party of his Regiment, as far as the Blue Mountains; proceeded to the West Indies in 1806, again appointed Assistant Engineer; present at the attack and capture of Guadaloupe and Martinique, and was promoted in the 101st as a reward for his services; was also present at the secoud capture of those Islands.


 
Item: 162729
Surname: Barrallier (Barralier) (obit.,)
First Name: Francis Louis
Ship: Speedy 1800
Date: 11 June 1853
Place: Bedford Square, London
Source: The United Service Magazine (Google Books)
Details: Died on the 11th June, 1853, at his residence, 24, Bedford Square, Commercial Road, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Barrallier Half Pay Rifle Brigade, aged 80. Ensign New South Wales Corp, 14th August, 1800; Lieutenant 90th Regiment, 16th May 1805; Captain 101st Regiment, 6th July, 1812; Captain 33rd Regiment, 19th May, 1819; Captain 73rd Regiment, 1832; Brevet Major 1830; [Brevet Lieut.-Col. 1846. Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Barrallier served from 1800 to 1804 in New South Wales, during which period he acted as Aide-de-camp to the Governor, Assistant Engineer, and commanding the Artillery at Sydney; he planned and caused to be constructed the Lady Nelson, surveying schooner; in 1802 he surveyed by order of the Governor Bass Strait from Wilson s Promontory, to and including Western Port. His Excellency with the view of recording his approbation, promulgated a General Order, and named one of the islands in Western Port, Barrallier s Island. In the same year he was sent by his Excellency with a party of nine men of his Regiment into the interior, and crossed the Blue Mountains. On his return after having being absent four months, he was again complimented in General Orders, as having greatly advanced the geography and natural history of New South Wales. In 1803 he proceeded in the Lady Nelson surveying vessel, commanded by Lieutenant Grant, R.N. to survey Hunters River, which they found to be a harbour, having three distinct rivers; while engaged in this survey they were surrounded by the natives, and had a narrow escape for their lives. In 1805 he was appointed to the 90lh Regiment, and joined the 1st battalion in 1806 at Saint Vincent; was ordered by Major-General Sir G. Beckwith, to make a military station of the Fort and its environs, and acted as Commissioner and defined the limits of the Fort; was present at the attack and capture of the Island of Martinique as an Assistant Engineer in 1809; attached to headquarters and was promoted to a company in the 101st Regiment, and appointed Aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, present at the attack of Guadeloupe, in 1810, as Aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief; placed and superintended the erection of the barrack ; in 1812, by especial approbation of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, he was ordered to make a Military Survey and Map of the Island of Barbadoes, with all the astronomical observations, which he completed in five years under a very trying climate and greatly injuring his health; in the same year his Excellency ordered him to plan and cause to be erected a Mausoleum, in memory of the officers and soldiers who fell at the taking of Guadeloupe; in 1813 he had the honour to superintend the erection of the statue of the immortal Nelson; was appointed Deputy-Assistant Quartermaster-General under Sir James Leith, and was present at the second attack and capture of Guadeloupe in 1814, appointed Surveyor-General of the island, returned to England in 1818. at the reduction of the 101st Regiment He has received the War Medal and two clasps for Martinique and Guadeloupe, and was presented in 1827 with a gold snuff-box set in brilliants, by Frederick William, King of Prussia, through the Count de Lottum then Prussian Ambassador in London


 
Item: 184791
Surname: Becke (obit)
First Name: Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 23 July 1903
Place: Sydney
Source: The Macleay Chronicle
Details: Early last week the death was reported of Mr. Frederick Becke, in Sydney. The deceased gentleman, who had reached his 93rd year, was at one time C.P.S. in Port Macquarie, having been appointed to that district about the year 1854. He resided in Port with his family for a number of years and will be remembered by many old residents. He was also one of the oldest free masons in the State. He leaves a great number of children and grandchildren, Mrs. Becke having passed away about 6 years ago. The deceased leaves a family of five sons, Aubrey, Alfred, Vernon, Louis (the novelist), Cecil, and three daughters, Mrs. E. Kelly, Mrs. T. P. Davis and Miss Florrie Becke. Mrs. Torzillo, another daughter, died a few months ago, and Mr. E. H. Becke, a son who for a number of years resided in Kempsey, died also in Western Australia


 
Item: 189268
Surname: Bell (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: 1838
Date: 8 February 1890
Place: Parkville, Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: I regret to record the demise of Mr. Robert Bell, which took place on Tuesday about a quarter to one o clock. The deceased, who was within a few days of being 73 years of age, was perhaps, the oldest resident in the district. Having arrived in the colony in 1838, he came shortly afterwards to this district, where he had resided since - the last 20 years or more at Parkville. Being, as he was, upwards of half a century in the district, the deceased was widely known and respected ; and leaves a widow and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. For several years Mr Bell was a severe sufferer from cancer, and this, no doubt, aided old age in the general breaking up of the constitution which has at last ended in death. Considering the earlier suffering of the deceased, death must have been a happy release to him, as there was no human skill of any avail in his case, and he passed very quietly away at the time mentioned without apparently any suffering. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the officiating clergy being the Rev. A C. Thomas and the Rev. H. A. Watson M. A and was followed by a large number of friends of deceased; the remains being interred the church of England Burial ground Scone.


 
Item: 161632
Surname: Bennett (obit.,)
First Name: Margaret
Ship: -
Date: 8 June 1935
Place: Dungog
Source: SMH
Details: The funeral to-day of Mrs. Margaret Bennett, widow of the late Mr. Walter Bennett, M. L. A., and mother of Mr. C. E. Bennett, M. L. A. for Gloucester, who died at Cremorne on Wednesday night, aged 73, was one of the largest witnessed in Dungog for many years. The remains were brought to Dungog by train on Thursday night and reposed overnight in Saint Mary's Catholic Church. A short service held at the church was conducted by Father Moylan, assisted by Father Mark Carlton, of Singleton. The church was crowded, many being present from Sydney, Maitland, Newcastle, and northern centres. The principal mourners were Messrs. C. E. Ben- nett, M.L.A., Gordon Bennett, editor of the


 
Item: 176941
Surname: Blanchard (obit.)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 27 June 1896
Place: West Maitland
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: One of the oldest residents of West Maitland , Mr. Henry Blanchard died on Tuesday at the residence of his grandaughter Mis Polly Troubridge, of Church Street. Deceased, who had attained the advanced age of 86 years was in charge of the Farmers Union ever since its commencement. Previously he had followed farming pursuits at one time cultivating an extensive area of ground in the neighbourhood of where he died. Fifty years ago he was in the employ of the late Mr. George Yeomans. for the past 8 weeks he was confined to his bed and was attended by Dr. R.G. Alcorn. The cause of death was senile decay


 
Item: 166527
Surname: Bowden (obit.,)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1882
Place: Raymond Terrace
Source: MM
Details: It is with regret also that I mention the decease of Mr. William Bowden, which took place at Kennington, the residence of his son, on the8th July last. The deceased gentleman arrived in the colony in the year 1838, and shortly after his arrival had the misfortune to lose his wile, leaving him with a family of five sons and four daughters ;and about three months after his wife's death, that of his eldest son followed. For two or three year she resided in Sydney, and afterwards at Lake Macquarie, but in the year 1846 be removed to Hexham, on the Hunter River, engaging in farming operations with his sons, and finally ending his days at Kennington, near Hexham. Al-though not taking any active part in public matters, he nevertheless, from his kindly disposition, obtained the respect and esteem of a very large circle of friends Three months previous to his death symptoms presented themselves, which, owing to his great age, compelled those around him to sum-mise that a breaking up of the system was about to take place. It was soon evident that a correct conclusion had been come to, for he gradually became worse, and subsequently dropsy set in, from which he succumbed as before stated, regretted not only by his own family but by a large circle of friends. The deceased was born in Kent, England, in the year 1796, and at the time of his death was within a month of his 86 birthday, and a resident of the colony nearly 44 years. It may be mentioned that at the time of hie death there were living of the de-ceased 62 grand children and 73 great grand children.


 
Item: 161903
Surname: Boydell (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 1869 26 August
Place: Gresford
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF CHARLES BOYDELL, ESQ, J.P.-The death of this much esteemed gentleman took place on Wednesday last, at his residence at Camyrallyn, near Gresford, and his funeral took place on Saturday, his remains being fol-lowed to their last resting-place by all of our principal residents, and a large concourse of followers. None have passed away from amongst us more highly esteemed and respected than Mr. Charles Boydell. Unostentatious in his intercourse with everyone, charitable in his disposition, ever anxious to conciliate wherever contentions arose, a friend to the poor, and always looked up to by all classes of the community with the greatest respect, he was truly beloved and esteemed by all. He was one of our oldest magistrates, and, ere affliction overtook him, he always took great pleasure in punctually performing his magisterial duties. His decisions on the bench always gave the most complete satisfaction: never, indeed, did we hear of any of his magisterial decisions being in any way impugned ;but, whatever his decisions were, they seemed to be taken as both correct and just by each party, and hence many sought for his advice and counsel in matters of difficulty. For many years Mr. Boydell took a very active part in public matters in the affairs of our district, was a stern opponent to the resumption of transportation when that question was agitating the public mind, was a member of our District Council for a lengthened period when in the prime of life, and in the midst of his career of general usefulness for the public good, he was laid aside by the afflicting hand of paralysis, and ever since he has been confined to his own dwelling, now for many years past. But even through this period his kindness of heart and charitable disposition have very frequently been experienced by the residents that surround Camyrallyn House ; and though his death was not unanticipated, it caused when the news was spread around, a thrill of anguishing many hearts, and many felt they had lost a sincere friend.


 
Item: 191198
Surname: Brown (obit)
First Name: Herbert Harrington
Ship: -
Date: 3 July 1929
Place: Sydney
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: The funeral of Mr. Herbert Harrington Brown, a former member of the Legislative Assembly for the Paterson district from 1875 till 1880, and for Durham from 1880 till 1895, who died on Monday, took place at the Northern Suburbs Cemetery yesterday afternoon. In his youth Mr. Brown made many long journeys droving cattle to Queensland and Victoria. He later became the breeder of a well-known herd of Jersey cattle. Ponies bred by him, and known by their brand as Club Eights, were at one time much used in Sydney on postal deliveries and collections. Mr. Brown is survived by two sons, Messrs. Herbert Lindeman Brown, of Darling Point-road, Sydney, and Sidney John Brown, of Paterson, and four daughters, Mrs. R. M. S. Wells, of Mos- man; Mrs. W. Leigh, of Mosman; Mrs. R. Jones, of Brisbane; and Miss L. Brown, of Mosman, at present in England.


 
Item: 191421
Surname: Brown (obit)
First Name: John Dowling
Ship: -
Date: 6 January 1927
Place: Roseville
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: The death occurred at his residence, Shirley- road, Roseville yesterday of Mr. John Dowling Brown. He belonged to one of the oldest and best known pioneering families in New South Wales. His father, the late Mr. J. Dowling Brown, came to Australia early in the last century, and settled in the Paterson district at Coulston. Later he acquired pastoral interests in other parts of the State, and was well known in Riverina and the northern districts. Deceased was in his 70th year. He was educated at the King s School, Parramatta, and 55 years ago joined the staff of the Bank of New South Wales. Early in his career he was appointed a branch manager, and was so employed until his retirement a few years ago. He was highly respected by his fellow officers, and was popular with all who knew him, both in his official capacity and in his private life. Mr. Brown is survived by Mrs. Brown and two sons, Messrs. R. Dowling Brown, of Coulston, North Bangaroo, and G. Dowling Brown, of Tyril, Dandaloo. Mr. W. Le Brun Brown, stipendiary magistrate, and Mr. C. F. Brown, of the staff of the head office of the Commercial Banking Company, are brothers.


 
Item: 167534
Surname: Brown (obit.,)
First Name: Robert
Ship: Investigator 1802
Date: 1858
Place: England
Source: The American Journal of Arts and Science
Details: -


 
Item: 169404
Surname: Brown (obit.,)
First Name: Robert
Ship: Investigator 1802
Date: 1858
Place: Buried at Kensal Green
Source: The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal:
Details: On the death of Sir Joseph Banks in 1823, Brown became, by his will, the possessor of the Banksian Herbarium for life (after which it was to pass to the British Museum), together with the remainder of the lease of Sir Joseph Bank's house in Soho Square, which had become the centre of London scientific society. Brown offered the Herbarium to the British Museum, on the condition that he should be appointed keeper, with a suitable salary, which offer was accepted. The Banksian Herbarium forms the most valuable part of the General Herbarium at the British Museum. He continued until his death to occupy that portion of, the house in Soho Square which looked into Dean Street, the remaining portion being let by him to the Linnean Society until the expiry of the lease, soon after which the Society removed to Burlington House, where apartments have been assigned to it by Government, as also to the Royal and the Chemical Societies. His interest in the progress of science, and especially in the Royal and Linnean Societies, continued unabated to the last; and his wonderful and almost unique powers of mind, his memory and his sagacity, remained wholly unimpaired till the very day of his decease. In the spring of this year he was attacked with bronchitis, from which he recovered, but which left him for some weeks in a very enfeebled state. Dropsy and loss of appetite supervened, under which he gradually sunk, suffering little pain, perfectly conscious of his condition, and retaining to the end his singularly placid demeanour, his affectionate interest in all who were dear to him, and a most tranquil and peaceful frame of mind. He died at the age of 83, surrounded by his collections, in the room which had previously been the library of Sir Joseph Banks. He was buried on 15th June in the cemetery at Kensal Green, and his funeral was attended by a large body of his scientific and personal friends. There are few men among us who, with an equal claim upon the gratitude of their fellow-countrymen, enjoyed less popularity, or obtained less consideration on the part of society in general, than the deceased. Beyond the narrow circle of scientific men his illustrious name was, and is, almost unknown in Great Britain; but go wherever you will on the continent of Europe, or the remotest corners of the globe where science is cultivated, and you will discover a familiarity with his writings and researches truly astonishing. Foreigners have often expressed their surprise on finding how little we seemed to appreciate this great naturalist; but the fact of the matter was, the deceased neither seemed to care to enjoy popularity, nor did he care to avail himself of all those well-known means by which people bring themselves into public notice. If at all ambitious of fame, he trusted to the more lasting immortality.


 
Item: 163359
Surname: Brownrigg (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: 22 September 1866
Source: The Lancet London: a journal of British and foreign medicine
Details: THOMAS BROWNRIGG, ESQ. THIS gentleman, who died at Keighley on the 18th inst T was an old surgeon in the Royal Navy, having joined the service nearly sixty years ago. He had been employed in various parts of the world, and in early life was at the capture of the City of Washington, acting with the naval force under Admiral Sir George Cockburn. He had served in the Baltic, North America, West Indies, East Indies, China, Australia, and the Pacific For several years he held an appointment as surgeon to the convict establishment at Bermuda (a naval dep0t and station in the Southern Atlantic); and it is believed the last public appointment he held was that of surgeon-superintendent of the Dromedary convict ship when she took out 500 convicts to Tasmania. Of very retired habits, Mr. Brownrigg was but very little known in the vicinity where he spent the last few years of his life, but he was held in high esteem by his old naval friends and messmates, who had the opportunity of duly estimating his character and worth. Many of these friends have passed away, and all are hastening to that "bourne from which no traveller returns," but one of the number still living is thus permitted to give this little outline of the services of his friend and messmate, with whom he had been on terms of intimacy for a period of more than half a century Mr. Brownrigg was a native of the county of Westmoreland


 
Item: 194802
Surname: Bugden (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 8 July 1911
Place: Richmond River district
Source: Northern Star (Lismore)
Details: Obituary of John Bugden, son of John and Margaret Bugden. Born at Brookfield on the Williams River in 1836. Married Miss Margaret Smith at Brookfield in 1868


 
Item: 167752
Surname: Bunn (obit.,)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 13 January 1834
Place: Sydney
Source: The Australian
Details: THE LATE GEORGE BUNN On Saturday last about 1 o'clock, the remains of this lamented Gentlemen were deposited in their last earthly tenement, in the Sydney Burial Ground The hearse moved from the newly erected cottage on the Ultimo Estate, attended by a train of thirty or forty private carriages, which conveyed most of the Civil Officers, Magistrate, and friends of the deceased, who reside in or near Sydney. Mr. Bunn had been permanently settled in the Colony for a period of about eight years, during which time he had been at the head of one of the most respectable mercantile establishments in New South Wales. He had for some months past been Chairman of the Directors of the Bank of Australia, and had presided at the formation of the Steam Conveyance Company. His name was inserted in the Commission of the Peace about six years ago, since which time he has been one of the most active, intelligent, and upright Magistrates that the Colony possessed. To an aptitude for and knowledge of business, which rendered his services most valuable in the mercantile world, Mr. Bunn united a kindness of manner and liberality of disposition, which attracted the confidence and regard of those, who commenced their acquaintance with him only as a merchant. Many Gentlemen who availed them-selves of his agency in business, had occasion to become deeply indebted to him for numerous acts of friendship. In the direction of The Bank of Australia, in the Steam Company, and in other public societies to which Mr. Bunn belonged, he has been a most efficient auxiliary, and he always promoted any measure which was designed and seemed calculated for the welfare of the community at large. As a Justice of the Peace, our in-dividual acquaintance with Mr Bunn's conduct, induced us to consider him as second to none in real knowledge, and independence. In private life, and in the circle of his intimate friends, Mr Bunn was affectionately esteemed. A cheerfulness of disposition and warmth of heart rendered him a pleasant companion as well as a valuable friend. We never heard of his doing an unkind or illiberal act. These are not the expressions of an unfelt or useless admiration; the living may learn some thing from contemplating the virtues of the dead,but if it were otherwise, it would still be the sacred duty of a Journalist to pay a just tribute to the memory of departed worth. The loss of' Mr. Bunn to our community is universally lamented; in his public character it will be severely felt, in private life it will be long and bitterly deplored.


 
Item: 161628
Surname: Buxton (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 5 September 1861
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Obituary.-On Monday morning last, at two o'clock, died Mr. Thomas Buxton, senior, a resident of Newcastle, from dropsy and disease of the heart. The deceased had only recently (eighteen months since) returned from England, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, but since his return he had got gradually worse. He was a peaceful resident of this city for the last thirty six years. Since his return from England he had been returned as an alderman for the city ward, the functions of which he had discharged with satisfaction for nearly one year, until he was oompelled to resign his seat from ill-health. He was 63 years of age. He was buried yesterday (Tuesday) evening, at three o'clock, when a very large and respectable number of citizens and others demonstrated their respect by following the remains to their last resting place. As a further tribute to his memory, we may observe that the


 
Item: 162264
Surname: Cameron (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 6 April 1929
Place: Glen Innes
Source: SMH
Details: PIONEER MINISTER. Rev. Archibald Cameron. (REV. ARTHUR EDMUNDS.) Next week on the 10th and 14th of April Glen Innes and district will pay homage to the memory of one who made religion a force In New England. On those dates is to be commemorated the founding of the Presbyterian Church at Wellingrove. Thither towards the close of 1853 came a young Scottish minister, the Rev. Archibald Cameron, born at Crieff on May 13, 1815. He evidently captured quickly the regard of the hardy pioneers scattered sparsely through the vast extent of hush that he chose as the scene of his labours. Dated September l8, 1854, the following call was sent to him from Wellingrove. "We, the undersigned inhabitants of the district of Wellingrove, hereby Invite the Rev. Archibald Cameron, minister of the Synod of Eastern Australia, to exercise the office of the ministry In this district, and engage t o pay annually the sums appended to our names towards the temporal support of the minister. The signatures of 37 heads of families were appended to this, some being those of men who have become famous in the develop mentor the country surrounding Glen Innes. In that day of small things and small Incomes ,the quality of the signatories is revealed in their promise to contribute jointly the sum of 272/12/ per year towards the minister 's stipend. Mr. Cameron spent the whole of his ministerial life In the service of the district. In June, 1903 the grand old man celebrate his Jubilee In the Christian ministry. Three years later, on May 16, 1906, having passed the 90th year of his fruitful life, he was gathered unto his fathers. Among the famous men that New England has cause to praise he stands pre-eminent. As a pastor he ministered to a parish that has been described as "bounded only by the eternal hills on the cast and the sunset on the west." When we remember the unbridged rivers and the trackless bush of those far off days, and that all his visiting was done on horseback, we understand why right up to the present day the name of the Rev. Archibald Cameron is a name to conjure with. He has become a legend for super bushcraft and expert horsemanship



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