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Item: 199689
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1870
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: Flour merchant. Bolton street


 
Item: 200039
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 29 June 1869
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Robert Barclay to be recognised as Vice-consul for Sweden and Norway at Newcastle


 
Item: 200040
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 3 August 1871
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed Magistrate


 
Item: 200041
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 12 June 1877
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed to the Public School Board at Newcastle


 
Item: 200042
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 18 June 1892
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Robert Alan Wallace appointed acting consul for Sweden and Norway and for the Netherlands at Newcastle vice Robert Barclay Wallace, deceased


 
Item: 105167
Surname: Wallace
First Name: Robert Barclay and Eliza Allen
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Watt Streeet Newcastle
Source: 1820 to 1890 Family Register Book of Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle, Record 1-4
Details: Family details


 
Item: 202415
Surname: Wallace (obit)
First Name: Robert Barclay
Ship: -
Date: 14 June 1892
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: The public of Newcastle were greatly shocked yesterday morning to learn that Mr. Robert Barclay Wallace, the well-known merchant and shipping agent of this port, had died throughout she night. In many circles the news was scarcely credited, as the deceased gentleman had transacted business in the usual way on Saturday, had played lawn-tennis in the afternoon of that day, and had attended Divine service on Sunday morning, apparently in excellent health. Indeed, he was perfectly well until a late hour of the evening, but towards bedtime appeared slightly indisposed. As the time wore on the symptoms increased in serious ness, until about 1 o clock in the morning, when the patient s condition became so alarming that Mrs. Wallace deemed it advisable to call in medical assistance. Dr. Beeston having been sent for, obeyed the summons immediately, and remained at the bedside until the patient expired, about three o clock. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and five sons and two daughters. Mr. A. B. Wallace was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1838, and came to Australia at a very early age. In 1859 he entered the Newcastle branch of the Bank of Australasia, and remained in that position until 1862, when he joined in partnership the late Mr. Joseph Ward, who carried on an extensive ship broking and general commission and insurance agency business in Bolton-street. The partnership was continued for four years, and when it was dissolved in 1866 Mr. Wallace carried on the business in his own name. Since then it has continued to extend its operations and in creased in dimensions until it now ranks as one of the largest of its kind north of Sydney. During his long and useful residence in Newcastle Mr. Wallace ever took an active interest in the welfare of the city, and was known as a shrewd and honourable commercial man. He was exceedingly popular, his strict integrity and large benevolence having won him the respect of all classes of the community. He was identified with almost every movement promoted with a view of benefiting the citizens, and his opinion was sought on every question of importance. He was connected with the direction of several leading local companies, and had always upheld his position in the most exemplary manner. He had been president of the Newcastle Hospital for a large number of years, and was a member of the local Marine Board from the time of its inception. He was also a very active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and filled the office of chairman of that body last year. Mr. Wallace was also one of the original proprietors of the Newcastle Steam tug Company, had been a director of the Newcastle Gas Company almost from the moment of its foundation, and was managing director of the Castlemaine Brewery and Wood Brothers and Company, Limited, when the business was floated into a limited liability company. By his demise the vice-consularships at this port for Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands are left vacant. He had taken for many years an active part in the work of the Christ Church Cathedral Building Committee. The news of his death will be received with regret by hundreds of friends connected with shipping and commercial pursuits throughout the world. The flags of the shipping in harbour and of the mercantile houses were down half-mast high from an early hour yesterday morning, and the terribly sudden summons to another world of one of the best-known and respected members of the community was the subject of conversation everywhere. Dr. Beeston states that Mr. Wallace at 1 o clock in the morning complained of severe pain in the side, which continued, increasing in in tensity, until his death about two hours later. At the request of the relatives, Dr. Beeston, assisted by Dr. Nickson, made a post-mortem examination. The cause of death was then found to be a clot which had formed in the pulmonary artery and produced fatal consequences gradually but rapidly. The doctor states that the cause of death was peculiar, as it cannot be diagnosed before death, and may occur in an apparently healthy person, as was Mr. Wal lace. The sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances is with Mrs. Wal lace and the bereaved family in their great and unexpected affliction. The funeral cortege will leave the deceased s late residence, Rohallion, Church-street, at 2.45 to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, and the interment



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