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Item: 184783
Surname: Kelly (obit)
First Name: Philip (Phillip)
Ship: -
Date: 19 August 1902
Place: Singleton
Source: Singleton Argus
Details: On Saturday morning, Mr Philip Kelly expired at his residence, in Bathurst-street, at the advanced age of 85 years. De- ceased was a native of London, but had lived in this district for about 60 years, and was much respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and family of seven sons and two daughters. All these are living in the State, and the wife and one son lived with deceased up to the time of his death, which was peaceful and resembled the gentle flickering out of Life s brief candle. Of late years deceased s sight had failed him, so that blindness was added to the other afflictions that are borne in the train of age. The deceased s residence in the district having been so long, his reminiscences connected there with were very interesting. He was a close student of the problems and questions of his time, and possessed a quaint and descriptive turn of philosophy. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery yesterday forenoon


 
Item: 25622
Surname: Kemp (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 16 September 1864
Place: Sydney
Source: Illustrated Sydney News
Details: THE LATE MR. CHARLES KEMP. A DEEP feeling of regret has been occasioned in this city by the death of Mr. Charles Kemp, for many years a partner in the proprietary of the Sydney Morning Herald. For some time past he had been suffering from disease of the heart, which terminated fatally on the, 25th of August. Mr. Kemp was an Englishman by birth ; he emigrated to this Colony with his parents in 1825. Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Kemp be- came a contributor to the Sydney Monitor, and in a few months accepted a permanent engagement on that journal ; he afterwards joined the reporting staff of the Sydney Morning Herald, and continued in that vocation until 1841, when he joined Mr. John Fairfax in purchasing the paper from Messrs. Stokes and Stephens. Mr. Kemp proved fully equal to his new position : his business habits, kind dis- position, and thorough honesty, gained him the respect and goodwill of all with whom he came in contact. In 1853, Mr. Kemp, having realised an independence, 'disposed of his interest in the Herald, and since that time has been more prominently before the public. For several years he discharged the duties of a magistrate with the most thorough impartiality, and in 1860 he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Liverpool Plains, but lost his seat at the ensuing general elections, chiefly owing to his refusal to disguise his real opinions, or promise to stultify his- judgment by adopting the popular cry, and was soon after ap- pointed to a seat in the Legislative Council, which he held up to the time of his death. As a private citizen he devoted much of his time in developing the resources of the Colony ; he was, for several years chairman of the directory of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, and, on his retirement from that office, received a very hand- some testimonial in acknowledgment of his ser- vices; he was also a director of several other Iocal commercial institutions, and a fellow of St. John's College. He was warmly attached to the Church of England, and his munificent contributions to the cause of religion were only equalled by his un- ostentatious acts of benevolence; the claims of poverty never appealed to his sympathy in vain. In a leading article in the Sydney Morning Herald his former partner, Mr. John Fairfax, thus bears testimony to his worth:-"The name of Charles Kemp will be mentioned amongst us with lasting veneration. Affectionate in family life-upright in business-incapable of anything tortuous or mean liberal in the employment of his wealth-firm in his friendships as in his convictions-active in the promotion of all that was beneficent ;-such h was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our best, kindest, most useful citizens has passed away for ever. " Mr. Kemp was buried in tbe Church of England cemetery, atFix this text Newtown; his remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large number of the principal inhabitants of this city, and by many of his former employs, by whom he was deeply and deservedly regretted.


 
Item: 168822
Surname: Kemp (obit.,)
First Name: Simon
Ship: -
Date: 21 February 1867
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Simon Kemp, father of the late Mr. Charles Kemp, a very old and respected resident died at Newcastle on Tuesday last. He was mayor during the past year and his term of office expired within a few minutes of his death. His funeral took place on the 7th instant


 
Item: 196990
Surname: Kenny (obit)
First Name: Annie
Ship: -
Date: 12 May 1932
Place: Manilla
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Maitland Identity Dies at Manilla The death has occurred of Mrs. Annie Kenny, wife of Mr. Finlay Kenny, of Manilla, and formerly of Muswellbrook. The late Mrs. Kenny was born at Horseshoe Bond 85 years ago, and lived in the Maitland district for 20 years before coming to Muswellbrook, where she was a resident for 54 years. She is survived by her husband, and a family of four sons and two daughters


 
Item: 197928
Surname: Kenny (obit)
First Name: Rev. Bernard
Ship: -
Date: 31 May 1902
Place: -
Source: Bowral Free Press
Details: Death of the Rev Kenny. A PIONEER METHODIST AND GREATLY LOVED PASTOR. Mr. Kenny was born at Portadown, County Mara, Ireland, on the 29tb May, 1833, so that had he lived for another week he would have attained to his 69th year. Up to his 18th year, he was educated at the national school in the town in which he was born, when he left home and went to England, where he obtained employment in some large chemical works at Louth, in Lincolnshire. During his residence in this part of England, he was brought into touch with some Methodist services, which resulted in his conversion, and, continuing with the Methodists, he developed a desire to enter the Ministry. Young Kenny gave great promise, and he went through the prescribed course of probation, and passed the necessary examinations, and was finally admitted into the ministry of the Primitive Methodist Church. He laboured for four months in England, and then returned to his, native town in, the North of Ireland. Then he was transferred to Glasgow and during his three years work there he married a Miss Landi). The Rev. Mr. Kenny came to Australia in 1839 or 1840, at a time when there were no more than seven ministers of the denomination here to extend him a welcome. His fame as a preacher and vigorous worker had preceded him, and he was welcomed with open arms. Among the few who took part in that welcome was the Rev. George James, now of Marrickville. This welcome took place in Kent-street Church, Sydney. Mr. Kenny at once came on to Parramatta , which was his first charge. He did not open up the work here, but he found several preaching places in the district, though no church. He entered vigorously into the work of building up. the church, and during his term the first Primitive Methodist church was built in Phillip-street, Parramatta. This church was the scene of a great revival during this period, and many were added to the church roll. In Paramatta Mr. Kenny did a great deal of out-door preaching, for which his robust frame and strong constitution eminently fitted him. After Parramatta he went to Camden then to Goulburn; then Wallsend in the Newcastle district. His next circuit was in Sydney, he having charge of Crown-street. After this he was appointed for a second term in Parramatta and stayed four years. Then he put in three years at Bowral, four years at Waterloo, two years at Lithgow, four years again at Wallsend, and he returned to Granville, where he completed his active ministerial work with a full term of three years.


 
Item: 164653
Surname: Kimmorley (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. James
Ship: -
Date: 19 November 1930
Place: Winton Station
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: Obituary - The death of Mrs. James Kimmorley, sen., relict of the late James Kimmorley, of Winton Station, occurred on November 12. For fifty years Mrs.Kimmorley had been a resident of the Goondiwindi district. The late Mrs. Kimmorley was a member of the Judge family of the Hunter River district, and was a native of Dalwood. She married in 1874 and with Mr. Kimmorley went from Inverell to Winton Station, where, until a few years ago, she had since resided. Her husband predeceased her in 1924. Of the family of seven sons and one daughter two sons died several years ago in West Australia


 
Item: 167444
Surname: King (obit.,) (Irrawang)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 1 March 1858
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: THE LATE JAMES KING, Esq..-It was with great regret that in a late number we noticed the death in England of Mr. King, late of Irrawang, New South Wales. Since then we have received a mourning card, which seems to have been addressed to his fellow colonists in England, bearing the following inscription : -" In memory of James King, Esq., of Irrawang, New South Wales. Died 29th November, 1857. Aged60. 31, Blandford-square, London." Mr. King was an old colonist, and in every relation of life-social, moral, or political, deservedly esteemed and respected. Within his own immediate sphere he was more than this, he was beloved ; and his death, though not unexpected, will be sincerely and extensively lamented. Unobtrusive in habits and manners, Mr. King did not enter largely into the strife of public life, but not the less earnestly did he devote his time, talents, and patient industry to the development of the resources of his adopted country. Mr. King possessed a highly searching and acquisitive mind, but the knowledge he stored up he did not allow to lie idle. Practically he applied it to the encouragement of the pursuits for which he thought the soil and climate of this colony were suited, and for many years past his name has been associated with all that has been useful and successful in vineyard cultivation. The wines of Irrawang have established a name and fame second to none in Australia, and we are happy to say that under the present management of the vineyard their prestige has not failed. Mr. King was a frequent and very intelligent correspondent of the Sydney Press, on the subject of vine growing and wine making, and his papers to different societies on these are valuable. His name is one of those which will deserve a grate-fel remembrance in the hearts of posterity, as one of those colonists who, while doing incalculable service to his adopted country, by his life and deportment, drew around him and obtained the deserved affections of his fellow men.


 
Item: 152511
Surname: Kingsmill (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1825 (1)
Date: 1869 10 July
Place: East Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: DEATH OF MR. JOHN KINGSMILL. Our readers will have observed that on Wednesday last Mr. John Kingsmill died, in East Maitland. He had reached the advanced age of 75 years. Our present townsmen have known Mr. Kingsmill only as a gradually failing, infirm, old man, but many will remember him a fine, erect, stalwart man, the life and pleasure of any society into which he was thrown. Back in the terrible days of 1842, 3, 4, circum- stances made Mr. Kingsmill a power in the district. The sheriff s bailiff was then one of the most active and most dreaded of our officials. But so far from maintaining the traditional hard character of such an officer, Mr. Kingsmill was the kindest man who had ever performed these unpleasant duties. Always vigilant and efficient in duty, he had a warm and feeling heart, and perhaps no man in Maitland had a wider circle of attached and loving friends. Of late years growing infirmities first his resignation of the office, and gradually his withdrawal from all public affairs in which, in his days of vigour, he took a fair share, although, like many men of good conversational powers he was a very poor speech-maker.


 
Item: 196944
Surname: Kirkaldy (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 3 June 1892
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Australian Star
Details: Newcastle, Friday. Last night Mr. Robert Kirkaldy, a well- known resident of this city, died at the residence of his son, Mr. A. Kirkaldy, Hunter River Hotel. Deceased arrived in Melbourne with a young family in 1851 and in Newcastle in 1855. He had resided here continuously since then. Among his children are Captain Kirkaldy, V.A., Mrs. Frederick Ash, and the late Mrs. John Wood was also one of his daughters. He died from old age in his 87th year.


 
Item: 197949
Surname: Knaggs (obit)
First Name: Dr. Samuel Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 8 April 1921
Place: Sydney
Source: NMH
Details: Dr. Samuel Thomas Knaggs, whose death occurred in Sydney on Wednesday, was at one time of the best known citizens of Newcastle. He was 79 years of age, and a native of Ireland. His father, Mr. R. C. Knaggs, conducted a chemist s and stationer s shop in Hunter-street. After leaving school young Knaggs went to Ireland, where he qualified as a medical man. He returned to Newcastle, and for a number of years was prominent in medical circles, and was a member of the honorary staff of the hospital. He removed to Sydney over thirty years ago, and carried on practice until a few years ago


 
Item: 191005
Surname: Knaggs (obit)
First Name: Robert Corbett
Ship: -
Date: 1 Jun 1877
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Robert Corbett Knaggs, Esq., M.R.C.S., LONDON; L.S.A., IRELAND. It is with deep regret that we announce the decease of Robert Corbett Knaggs, Esq., Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, Ireland, which occurred at his late residence, Maibenville House, Laman-street, yesterday afternoon. Dr Knaggs had been ailing for the past six or eight months, and for some time serious apprehensions were entertained as to the state of his health, he having exhibited symptoms of fatty disease of the heart. In the latter end of April, accompanied by his son, Dr. S. T. Knaggs, he went to Sydney for the express purpose of consulting Dr. Bowker; but under care and attention, latterly the more urgent symptoms appeared somewhat abated. Yesterday he felt somewhat oppressed in his breathing, and essayed to go up town, but feeling unwell, returned home, and appeared relieved by resting. About half past 3 o clock in the afternoon, while in the act of playing with his little grand- daughter, - after placing her from off his knee he gave a couple of gasps and fell back dead in his chair. The deceased was sixty-eight years of age, having been born in January, 1809. Twenty-two years of his life he spent in Newcastle, arriving here in 1855. He was an upright honourable man, a good citizen, and bore the respect of the whole community. For several years he held the position of Coroner for the District of Newcastle, and established the well known firm of Messrs. R. C Knaggs and Co. From the latter he retired only a short time ago in favour of his son, Mr. J. R. Knaggs. He was concerned with Mr. Maxted in establishing the first newspaper published in Newcastle, and in many other important matters he took an active part. Though not what might be termed a public man, Dr. Knaggs has, during his residence in Newcastle, done much to promote the well being of its inhabitants, and his loss will be very much felt We may say that he died universally regretted, for, as a true-hearted and unostentatious gentleman, he won the esteem of the public generally and the good feeling of many warm-hearted friends His death was not expected by his relatives but he appears to have had his own forebodings as to a fatal termination of his illness, and, only a few days ago, in course of conversation, expressed a desire that his funeral obsequies should be conducted with- out ostentation, and that the displays usually made at funerals should be dispensed with. General sympathy is felt for the family


 
Item: 200165
Surname: Korff (obit)
First Name: John T. G
Ship: -
Date: 19 December 1906
Place: Sydney
Source: SMH
Details: Mr. John T. G. Korff, of Spencerleigh, Queen-street, Ashfield, and for many years a resident of the Glebe and Forest Lodge, died on Friday night last, at the age of 53. The deceased gentleman was a son of the late John Conrad Korff, of Church Hill, who in company with the late Captain Fred Korff and Mr. Gordon Korff, discovered Korff s Harbour, now spelt Coff s Harbour. Mr. John Korff was well known in business circles. He was one of the oldest members of the Royal Agricultural Society, a member of the N.S.W. Trotting Club, and president of the N.S.W. Trotting Association. Mr. Korff left a widow and seven children, two sons and five daughters. The funeral took place at Waverley Cemetery


 
Item: 197048
Surname: Langsford (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Mary
Ship: -
Date: 20 August 1901
Place: Singleton
Source: The Australian Star
Details: The death of Mrs. Mary Langsford was recorded yesterday afternoon, the cause being primarily, chronic bronchitis, and secondarily senile decay and heart failure. Mrs. Langsford was 84 years of age, having been born at St. Mewan, in Cornwall, England, on May 10, 1817. Early in life she removed to St. Neot, where she was married to Mr. Thomas Langsford in 1839, her husband at that time carrying on the business of milling and farming. In 1863 the Langsfords came to New South Wales, and have resided in the Singleton district most of that time. In November, 1869, Mr. Langsford closed an honourable career, and his widow long mourned his loss. The deceased leaves one son. Mr. W. Langsford, of Dunolly, 22 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.


 
Item: 163354
Surname: Last (obit.,)
First Name: Major-General Edward
Ship: -
Date: 19 February 1870
Place: -
Source: Launceston Examiner (TAS)
Details: The Death is announced of Major-General Edward Last, a New Zealand veteran, and formerly Lieut-Col of the 21st Foot (North British Fusiliers) During the outbreak in New Zealand in 1846, Major Last commanded the Southern district and was present at the engagement at Bulcott's Farm, valley of the Hutt, in May 1846; he commanded at the capture of the rebel leader, To Rauparaha, and other influential chiefs, and the disarming of their followers in July of the same year, and also at the affair of the Horokiwi, on August 6, when the rebels were routed and ultimately dispersed. General Last was appointed to the 21st Foot in 1857 but retired soon afterwards on full pay


 
Item: 197121
Surname: Lawler (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 26 February 1935
Place: Morpeth
Source: NMH
Details: Mr George Lawler, one of the oldest residents of the Morpeth district, died last Thursday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W Callinan, Swan Street, Morpeth in his 80th year. He was born on a farm at Phoenix Park in which he spent over 70 years, till his retirement a few years ago, when he settled with his daughter in Morpeth. he was a lover of sport, and for many, years played with the Phoenix Park Cricket Club. He was also an admirer of horses, and for some years followed the turf with his own horses, which he trained. He was also a member of the old Morpeth Hunt Club. He is survived by six sons and three daughters, Messrs. John, William, George, Alfred, James, and Edward Lawler, Mesdames F. Stan den, J. OToole, and. W. Callinan, also by 31 grandchildren and six great grandchildren


 
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.



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