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Item: 197115
Surname: Lee (obit)
First Name: David
Ship: -
Date: 6 December 1884
Place: Morpeth
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Mr. David Lee, aged 84 years, a very old Morpeth resident, died somewhat suddenly on Monday last, 1st inst. He died at the residence of Miss Lee, his daughter, who is organist of St. Bede s R. C. Church. The funeral took place yesterday (Tuesday); the deceased was buried in the R. C. Cemetery, when Father Corcoran conducted the funeral A large number of residents from all parts of the district attended to pay their last respects to the memory of a highly respected citizen and out of sympathy with his esteemed daughter


 
Item: 165299
Surname: Lethbridge (obit.,)
First Name: George Langworthy
Ship: -
Date: 31 May 1917
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: An old Singleton identity in the person of Mr. George Langworthy Lethbridge passed away recently when within a few weeks of his 90th birthday. The deceased was a son of Captain Robert Lethbridge, R.N., who was given a grant of land by Governor Bourke for his conduct in saving the Governor's despatches when his ship was burnt at sea in 1821. The late Mr. Lethbridge was born at Parramatta in 1827, and was educated at The King's School, and in England. After his return from England he was occupied on his father's estate at Bridgman, near Singleton, and a little later went to manage a cattle station of his father's on the Horton River, near Barraba. Here he resided for no less than 30 years, living for the most part in a small bark-covered hut. When the cattle station was sold he returned to Bridgman, where he lived for over 40 years. During the period of his life at the cattle station, which was known as Currangandi, Mr. Lethbridge took part in an interesting expedition of exploration. The party, which included Mr. Kelman, of Kirkton, Mr. William Carter, of Goorangoola, and two aborigines, started on February 14, 1854. They went as far as Peake Range, being the third party out after Leichhardt, the great explorer. The second party -- Hedley Mitchell's - was killed by blacks; and Mr. Lethbridge's party got Mitchell's horses and brought them in. They returned about the middle of August, having been out six months from day of starting. A lot of country was taken up on the head of Palm Tree Creek, a tributary of the Dawson, with more country on the Dawson and Mackenzie rivers. On the eastern side of the Peake Range a beautiful bit of Downs country, with plenty of water, fell to the lot of Mr. Lethbridge, and to this day is called Lethbridge's Pocket. Mr. Lethbridge was a noted breeder of stock while at Bridgman, and was for many years a member of the Northern Agricultural Association. He was a noted authority on sheep. He took a keen interest in local affairs, and had been for many years the oldest J.P. in the district. The fact that a driving accident had crippled him many years ago did not prevent him regularly being present at the committee meeting of the Agricultural Association, and attending other duties. He took a lively interest in public matters up to within a few months of his death, which occurred at a private hospital in Singleton. The funeral took place at Bridgman, the burial service being conducted by Archdeacon Tollis, of East Maitland, and the Rev. C. N. Mell, of Singleton.


 
Item: 184763
Surname: Lewis (obit)
First Name: Morimer W
Ship: -
Date: 14 January 1899
Place: Kogarah
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The late Mr Mortimer W. Lewis, who died at Kogarah on Saturday last at the age of 78, was born at Regents Park, London, in 1820, and was amongst the oldest residents of the colony, having come out in tho year 1830 with his father, who was one of the Royal military surveyors appointed by the Earl of Mulgrave in 1811, afterwards first town survevor of Sydney and Colonial Architect. Mr. Lewis was appointed in 1835 at tbe age of 14 to the Royal Engineers Department, under the late Colonel George Barney. In 1837 he received an appointment in the Surveyor General s Department, under the late Colonel Sir T. L. Mitchell, and in 1843 was appointed to the Colonial Architects Department, where he served until his retirement on a well-earned pension in 1891, after a faithful service of 56 years, 54 years of which were spent in the colonial service and two years in the Im perial service. In the Colonial Architect s Depart ment Mr. Lewia was in charge of the northern district from Cooranbong to Newcastle, Tenterfield, Narrabri, and Walgett, in the days that travelling had to be done on horseback or coach, before the railways came ioto operation, and all the principal Government buildings then in the northern district were designed and carried out under his supervision, as well as the Banks of Australasia at New castle and East Maitland, St. John s Roman Catholic Church at West Maitland, now the Cathedral, and many others, the latter buildings having been erected at the time public officers were allowed to do private work. Part of the Newcastle Breakwater was also carried out under his supervision.


 
Item: 184764
Surname: Lewis (obit)
First Name: Mortimer jun.,
Ship: -
Date: 14 January 1899
Place: Kogarah
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The late Mr Mortimer William Lewis, who died at Kogarah on Saturday last at the age of 78, was born at Regents Park, London, in 1820, and was amongst the oldest residents of the colony, having come out in the year 1830 with his father, who was one of the Royal military surveyors appointed by the Earl of Mulgrave in 1811, afterwards first town surveyor of Sydney and Colonial Architect. Mr. Lewis was appointed in 1835 at the age of 14 to the Royal Engineers Department, under the late Colonel George Barney. In 1837 he received an appointment in the Surveyor General s Department, under the late Colonel Sir T. L. Mitchell, and in 1843 was appointed to the Colonial Architects Department, where he served until his retirement on a well-earned pension in 1891, after a faithful service of 56 years, 54 years of which were spent in the colonial service and two years in the Imperial service. In the Colonial Architect s Department Mr. Lewis was in charge of the northern district from Cooranbong to Newcastle, Tenterfield, Narrabri, and Walgett, in the days that travelling had to be done on horseback or coach, before the railways came into operation, and all the principal Government buildings then in the northern district were designed and carried out under his supervision, as well as the Banks of Australasia at New castle and East Maitland, St. John s Roman Catholic Church at West Maitland, now the Cathedral, and many others, the latter buildings having been erected at the time public officers were allowed to do private work. Part of the Newcastle Breakwater was also carried out under his supervision.


 
Item: 162253
Surname: Lewis (obit.,)
First Name: Mortimer William senior
Ship: -
Date: 27 March 1879
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: Obituary - Mr. M.W. Lewis, The late Mr. Mortimer William Lewis, whose death we recorded in a recent issue, commenced his professional life at an early age. On the 19th November 1811 he was appointed by the Master General of Ordnance to the position of cadet surveyor and draftsman, and after a course of instruction extending over three years in mathematics, military surveying and plan drawing, fortification, and the construction of buildings bridges etc. he passed a satisfactory examination before a Board of officers. Soon afterwards he was appointed to the corps of Royal Military Surveyors and Draftsmen. Not long afterwards a surveyor and draftsman being required at the office of the Inspector General of Fortifications , Head Quarters, he was selected, though a junior, as a fit and proper person for the duties of the position, which were important and partly confidential, consisting principally of taking charge of the plans and correspondence relating thereto, as received from all parts of the world where Engineer officers were stationed. He had to make copies of the most important plans and documents, in order to make himself thoroughly acquainted with their substance, so that he might be able to explain instantly any question relative to the different subjects as the Inspector General might require the information. He remained in this position more than seven years, giving entire satisfaction to his superior officers and acquiring that experience and general information in his profession which proved so valuable to him afterwards. His health, however, suffered so much from the close confinement and hard work that he deemed it advisable to retire for a time upon half pay, and for the succeeding eight years he was occupied in private surveying and building. Whilst thus engaged he received intimation from Colonel Wedderburn, secretary to Sir George Murray, that if he would accept an appointment as a surveyor in New South Wales the situation was at his service. After a few days consideration, and wishing for a change of scene, he obtained leave from the Ordnance department, and accepted the appointment, arriving in the colony in March 1830. Under the orders of the Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell, he proceeded at once into the interior to survey the main dividing range between the eastern and western watershed. He was engaged in this work for upwards of two years, and obtained the express approval of the Surveyor General for the manner in which he performed his work. Sir Richard Bourke having heard of his former employment in the Ordnance Department appointed Mr. Lewis as the first Town Survey for Sydney, and afterwards made him Colonial Architect. His efforts in this position earned him the express approval of Sir Richard Bourke, Sir George Gipps, Sir Charles Fitzroy, and the then Colonial Secretaries. Among the public buildings erected by him may be mentioned the Court House and goal, Darlinghurst, The Colonial Treasury, Custom House and Government House, Sydney. He also designed the Court houses and gaols at Newcastle, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Parramatta, Berrima etc and also the Lunatic Asylum, Gladesville and several churches and private buildings. He also carried out the alteration of the old building in Macquarie Street into the first Parliament House and the conversion of the old Military Hospital into the first National School. With the Hon. Sir E. Deas Thomson, he surveyed and laid out the Racecourse at Randwick. He was acting Colonial Engineer and had to attend to harbour and river works and had the roads and bridges of the colony under his control in addition to the duties pertaining to the office of Colonial Architect. For some years past Mr. Lewis has led a strictly private life, surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and a large circle of friends to whom he had endeared himself by his many amiable qualities, and by whom his memory will be long revered.


 
Item: 162431
Surname: Lindeman (obit.,)
First Name: Dr. Henry John
Ship: -
Date: 3 June 1881
Place: Cawarra, Gresford
Source: SMH
Details: DR. LINDEMAN.Dr. Lindeman, of Cawarra, Gresford, died on the 26th May, in his seventieth year. The memory of the deceased will be cherished by many friends on personal grounds ; but it has also a special claim on public respect. Dr. Lindeman was one of the pioneers of our wine-making enterprise, and took a chief part in winning for the vintages of the Hunter valley a reputation extending beyond the boundaries of the colony, and indeed of Australia itself. As far back as 1867 his wines gained an award of merit from the judges at the Paris Exposition, an authority beyond dispute. But long before that he had, as a leading member of the Hunter River Vineyard Association, been one of a knot of enthusiastic vignerons whose determination it was to aim at the highest standard of purity and excellence rather than to seek immediate profit by pandering to corrupted tastes, and whose intercourse and emulation un- questionably led to good results. Of these, Mr. King, of Irrawang, Mr. Windeyer, of Kinross, Dr. Carmichael, of Porphyry, passed away some years ago.


 
Item: 201299
Surname: Livermore (obit)
First Name: James Benjamin
Ship: -
Date: 30 December 1933
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Newcastle Pioneer s Death Mr. J. Livermore, whose death was announced yesterday, had spent the whole of his life in Newcastle. He was born in Bolton-street, not far from the present offices of the Newcastle Morning Herald on January 31, 1855. He engaged in carrying. and during the 50 years that he was so occupied, built up a big district connection. One of his first contracts was with Messrs. J. and A. Brown. colliery and ship own era, which he carried on for 10 years. He carried the first load of flour from the Queen s Wharf to Arnott s biscuit factory, and used to relate that Melville (now Union) street was a sandy road. over which three horses were required to pull a vehicle with, a one-ton load. On the occasion of the wreck of the steamer City of Newcastle, he received 2/6 from each of the passengers for carrying their personal effects, which were secured from, the vessel, from the scene of the disaster to the railway station. There was a good deal of excitement on that occasion. Another carrier (Mr. Alexander) added to this when the horse he was driving, lost its winkers. The animal bolted and went over the cliff, killing itself and causing the destruction of the vehicle. Mr. Livermore also witnessed the wreck of the steamer Cawarra, inside Newcastle Heads. and was present at the funeral, when about 40 bodies were interred in the Newcastle cemetery under inexpressibly sad circumstances. Mr. Livermore after his marriage at Branxton. lived for 37 years at Cooks Hill. After his retirement from business he settled at Speers Point.


 
Item: 183774
Surname: Lloyd (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 20 June 1902
Place: Dungog
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: Last morning a veteran pioneer of Dungog passed over to the great majority, in tbe person of Mr John Lloyd, for many years honorably es-teemed aa a resident of the northern rivers district. The death of Mr Lloyd was far from being unexpected, his life having, as a matter of fact, lingered in the balance that divides the known from tbe mighty unknown for several years. Of course hope struggled against hope in the affect- tions of his devoted family, but con- sidering that he outlined the span of life, being in his 84th year, his demise was only to be looked for, in the natural order of things. The late Mr Lloyd had been a resident of the Dungog district for over half a century, having come here from the Paterson River for the purpose of establishing a tobacco manufacturing business, which be conducted with considerable success, until the imposition of a heavy excise duty caused him to relinquish the venture, and seek for other avenues if investment. In Dungog he was very successful and enjoyed an excellent name for probity, straight forwardness, and honest dealing. Together with a few others, he was instrumental in estab- lishing the local School of Arts, and was a valued member of the committee of that institution for many years.


 
Item: 200076
Surname: Logan (obit)
First Name: William Robert
Ship: -
Date: 15 February 1919
Place: Mosman
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. William R. Logan, a former resident of Newcastle, died at his late residence, Mosman, Sydney, yesterday. Mr. Logan, who was in his 89th year, had been ailing for some time, and his death was not unexpected. For twenty-seven years he filled the position of Sub-collector of Customs at Newcastle, and while there he saw the port make marked advancement. Mr. Logan, during his residence in Newcastle, took a keen and active interest in all public matters, and for many years weas a member of the committee of the Newcastle Hospital.


 
Item: 177585
Surname: Mackay (nee Hooke) (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Emily
Ship: -
Date: 16 May 1919
Place: Cangon, Dungog
Source: The Voice of the North
Details: Relict of the late J.K. Mackay and was born in the Dungog district. Said to be the first while child born in the locality.


 
Item: 183757
Surname: Mackie (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 13 August 1934
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: James Mackie, founder of the Newcastle furniture firm of J. Mackie and Co., Ltd., died on Friday at his home at Waratah. Mr. Mackie was born at Ballarat (Vic.) in 1853. He went to Sydney as a young man, and estab- lished his business in Newcastle in 1897. He led the movement for the earlier closing of retail shops in the Newcastle district. At a time when some shops were staying open till as late as 11 p.m. He adopted the 6 p.m. closing time for his own business about twelve months before the State Government brought early closing legislation into force. Mr. Mackie was a prominent Freemason and a keen bowler. Patron of the Newcastle District Bowling As- sociation and of the Muswellbrook Bowling Club, he was also president of the Waratah Bowling Club for some years. Mrs. Mackie, three sons, and eight daughters survive him. The funeral took place to Sandgate Cemetery yesterday.


 
Item: 161637
Surname: Madgwick (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. W.M
Ship: -
Date: 17 October 1931
Place: Bendigo
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. REV. W. M. MADGWICK. The death has occurred of the Rev. W. M. Madgwick, formerly rector of Long Bay and Matraville, and chaplain to Long Bay Prison, at Bendigo, Victoria. Mr. Madgwick was a native of Glen William, near Dungog, and was a son of the principal of a Church school in Sydney. He was ordained by Bishop Langley when he was 58 years of age, and ministered in several parishes in Victoria before coming to Sydney. He returned to Bendigo eight years ago, and was appointed chap Iain to the local gaol, the hospital, and benevolent asylum, and held these offices at the time of his death. For 50 years he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Holding office as Worshipful Master and grand chaplain, and for 50 years was associated with the Manchester Unity Oddfellows. He leaves a widow and five children-the Rev. E. C. Madgwick (rector of Pyrmont), Messrs. William and Reginald Madgwick, and Mesdames Drewett and Moore.


 
Item: 197370
Surname: Magney (obit)
First Name: Herman Augustine
Ship: -
Date: 7 August 1897
Place: Woollhara
Source: The Catholic Press
Details: After a protracted illness Mr. Herman Augustine Magney died at his residence, Tarella, Edgecliffe-road, Woollhara, on Saturday night at the age of 49 years. Mr. Magney was a staunch Catholic, and one of his greatest pleasures was to assist with his fine voice in the choirs of the parishes of the eastern districts and at all other functions where he felt his services were any avail in advancing the cause of religion and charity. As a token of respect to his memory the Dead March in Saul was played at the conclusion of the 11 o clock Mass at St. Josephs, Woollhara, on Sunday. Mr Magney, who leaves a mother, sister and three brothers, one being Alderman T. Magney (Mayor of Woollhara was one of the founders of the Waverley Bowling Club, though for the past two years he has been playing with the City Club. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Waverley Cemetery


 
Item: 197371
Surname: Magney (obit)
First Name: Rosalinda
Ship: -
Date: 15 January 1925
Place: Woollara
Source: Freemans Journal
Details: The death of Miss Rosalinda Magney took place on Christmas Day (December 25), after a long Illness, which she endured with great fortitude and resignation to God s holy will. She had the spiritual ministrations of the Rev. Father O Connor, of St. Patrick s, Bondi, and died a most peaceful and happy death. The deceased lady was born at Singleton, but spent the most of her life in Sydney and many years at Bondi. Hey. brothers were the late Mr. Martin Magney, Herman Magney, Tom Magney (Mayor of Woollahra), and John Bede Magney, of Pacific View, Ocean Street, Bondi. Miss Magney s beautiful and kind disposition and her charity and benevolence won her the hearts of all whom she would meet in her daily life. She was a most devout Catholic and helper to every charity. Miss Magney was the last surviving member of her family, who were very well respected in Sydney for many years.


 
Item: 198650
Surname: Mahoney (obit)
First Name: George Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 16 October 1869
Place: Bowling Alley, Peel River
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Death, suddenly on 3rd October 1869, at the early age of 22 years of disease of the heart at the Bowling Alley, Peel River, George Joseph Mahoney, son of T. J. Mahony, teacher of the Provisional School at Rosebrook, West Maitland, leaving a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his premature death, by whom he was universally esteemed and beloved for his exemplary and blameless life. The deceased was Presidence of the Oddfellows Society and shadowed forth in the buoyant hope of youth a useful and honorable career, when it pleased God to call him hence. His funeral cortege was one of the largest ever witnessed at the Peel, being followed to his final resting place at Nundle by all sections of the community


 
Item: 197038
Surname: Mantle (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 11 August 1924
Place: Singleton
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Mr. John Mantle, senr, on of the oldest wool and skin, dealers in the State, died on Friday night, at his residence, John-street. Singleton, He was born in Sydney, and was 87 years of age. Sixty years ago he commenced work as a carrier of wool und skins, and four years later launched out on his own account, following the calling actively until 83 years of age. He was a resident of Singleton for 66 years. His wife predeceased him 14 years ago


 
Item: 183778
Surname: Marquet (obit)
First Name: Phillip
Ship: -
Date: 31 July 1937
Place: Dungog
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Mr. Phillip Marquet, of Brookfield, a pioneer of the Dungog district, was buried in the Presbyterian section of Dungog Cemetery. The service at the graveside was conducted by Rev. J. W. McCredie. Mr. Marquet was born on the Allyn River, in the Gresford district, 82 years ago. Later, he and his family moved to Wollarobba. He was engaged in farming and grazing most of his life. His wife, who was formerly Miss Ann McInnes, of Large, died 13 years ago. Mr. Marquet is survived by six sons, two daughters, 32 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Two of his brothers and two sisters are still alive. officiated at the graveside. . Mrs. A. E. Gresham, of Stratford, is a daughter


 
Item: 196976
Surname: Marsh (obit)
First Name: Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 20 November 1918
Place: Maitland
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: Mr. Frederick Marsh one of the oldest and best-known residents of the district; died at his residence, East Maitland . Road, on November 3. He was born in Hampshire, England, and was 76 years of age. When he arrived in this State with his parents he was only three years of age, and ever since then he has lived in Maitland. He had a vivid recollection of the early history of Maitland, and during his residence of almost three- quarters of a century, he saw great changes in the town. For over 40 years Mr.Marsh carried on business as a decorator and picture-framer, retiring from this about two years ago. He is survived by his widow and three daughters - Mrs. C. W. Genge, Misses Eva and Alma Marsh and he also leaves four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One of his grandchildren, Lieut. R. M. Genge, is on active service. He leaves one brother, Mr. Edward Marsh, of Sydney, and two sisters Mrs Sharpley and Mrs. Noad, of Katoomba.


 
Item: 161754
Surname: Mason (obit.,)
First Name: J.J
Ship: -
Date: 3 July 1929
Place: Gosford
Source: SMH
Details: Obituary - MR. J. J. MASON. The death has occurred of Mr. J. J. Mason, an old resident of the Gosford district. Mr.Mason was born at London 81 years ago. For some years he was deputy shipping master at Newcastle, under Mr. Clarence Hannell. On his retirement he purchased a property in the Gosford district, where he resided for some 35 years. He was at one time Mayor of Gosford municipality. He is survived by his widow, four sons, and five daughters


 
Item: 198513
Surname: Maxted (obit)
First Name: H. E
Ship: -
Date: 14 May 1906
Place: Enmore, Sydney
Source: NMH
Details: The death is announced of Mr. H. E. Maxted, of Enmore, Sydney, who was formerly a resident of Newcastle and Maitland. The deceased, who was a son of the late Mr. George Maxted, one of the earliest printers in this city, for many years followed the profession of a Journalist, having previously served his apprenticeship in the printing business in New castle, where he was associated with the present Chief Secretary, Mr. J. A. Hogue, who also at that time was learning the trade of a compositor. In his day Mr. Maxted was a well-known athlete, and engaged in many pedestrian contests In the northern district. For nearly 20 years the deceased held a responsible position in the Bankruptcy Court in Sydney, and retired on a pension from the civil service a few years ago.



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