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Item: 162217
Surname: Kealy (obit.,)
First Name: Edward
Ship: -
Date: 23 July 1867
Place: Upper Paterson
Source: MM
Details: On Thursday night last our respected neighbour, Mr Fdward Kealy, sen , of Summer Hill Paterson River, died suddenly, at his residence, at the advanced age of seventy years. 'The funeral took place on Sunday, three p.m ,the attendance being the largest we have ever witnessed in a. similar occasion in a country district, numbering upwards of three hundred persons and proving the great estimation of the worthy man of all who knew him. The remains were carried to the churchy yard on the property, the pall-bearers being E.G. Cory ,warden of the district; Mr. Nowlan, ' M.P. ; Messrs. James M'Cormack, and G. J. Frankland, J.P.s ; and Messrs. E. Doyle and W. Corner. Owing to the day, it was impossible to procure the services of a clergyman ;but the burial service of the Roman Catholic Church was read in a most appropriate manner by Mr. Stapleton after which Mr, Knowlan addressed a few remarks to those present, bearing testimony to the high character and moral worth of the deceased, who in every relation of life had discharged his duty in the most praiseworthy manner.Mr. Cory also, from an experience of over forty years, testified to the sterling character of the late Mr. Kealy, particularly dwelling upon the good qualities as a neighbour and friend. Mr. Kealy's loss will be much felt in this district, where he was deservedly respected and beloved. - Upper Paterson July, 16..


 
Item: 202232
Surname: Keightley (obit)
First Name: Stewart
Ship: -
Date: 9 January 1907
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Mr Stewart Keightley, for 30 years manager of the Newcastle Coal-mining Company and a highly respected, public-spirited citizen, died yesterday at his residence, Terrace-street, Newcastle aged 59 years. All flags on public buildings were lowered to half-mast in the afternoon. The deceased gentleman had been confined to his bed for a week past, but the end was rather unexpected, the cause of death being cerebral haemorrhage. Mr. Keightley s death will be felt as a great loss to the city where, during the fulfilment of many public duties, he has gained a wide circle of friends. The loss to the colliery proprietors with be a severe one, as he was one of the strong men in all deliberations regarding the industrial situation on the coal fields. Mr. Keightley was a prominent member of the memorable conference with the miners in September, when his tact and perspicuity were largely instrumental in warding off an industrial crisis. The deceased gentleman was first elected alderman for the City Ward in 1881, and he occupied the mayoral chair in 1884, retiring in 1885. He was appointed Vice-Consul for the United States in 1893, and from that year until 1896 had sole charge of the Consulate at Newcastle. In 1897 he was appointed the United States Vice and Deputy Consul. During his whole connection with the Consulate he had the entire confidence of the United States Government, who valued his commercial reports. He also held the Vice and Deputy Consulship for Cuba. The deceased was a charter member of the City Club, and the former president of the Chamber of Commerce. For many years prior to his decease he was director in the Newcastle Permanent Investment and Building Company. The late Mr. Keightley leaves a widow, two sons, and four daughters. Mr. Keightley was born in the North of Ireland in 1847. His father was an Irishman descended from an old English family, to which Keightley the actor and Keightley the historian belonged. When only eight years of age young Keightley, the only child, sailed from Ireland with his parents in the American ship Connecticut, and arrived in Sydney, where his family remained for some time, after which they went to Melbourne. When about 16 years of age Stewart Keightley entered the service of the Melbourne and Hobsons Bay Railway Company, remaining there for about 16 years, during which, through his industry and ability, he attained to high office. About this time the Newcastle Coal-mining Company was formed in Melbourne to work certain leases secured near Newcastle, and Mr. Keightley, then in his thirty-second year, was appointed manager of Newcastle. He assumed control over the mines, and acted as manager up to the time of his death. Mr. Jas. Curley, secretary of the Colliery Employees Federation, referring to the decease of Mr. Keightley yesterday afternoon, said they had been friends for a large number of years. Although a strenuous fighter for his company, Mr. Keightley was a man of unchallenged honesty and probity. No matter how hard he fought during arbitration, he never retained any sign of animosity outside. At their last conference, a little more than a week ago, in connection with the Glebe miners, Mr. Keightley observed that they had engaged in many a good battle, but their friendly relations were never interrupted. During the whole of his term as manager, concluded Mr. Curley, he rarely had a dispute with his workmen which led to a stoppage of the mines, and generally managed to work his collieries without stoppage


 
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: 202560
Surname: Kennedy (obit)
First Name: Sergeant Roger
Ship: Strathfieldsaye 1839
Date: 18 September 1896
Place: Singleton
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Roger Kennedy, ex-Sergeant of police, died at his residence Hannahton, near Singleton, at a late hour last night at the great age of 88 years from senile decay after three weeks illness, his wife having preceded him a few years ago. Deceased arrived here in the same ship with the late Sir Henry Parkes, nearly 60 years ago, and shortly after joined the police. For a number of years he was stationed at Maitland and Morpeth, and when the late Chief Constable Horne retired about thirty years ago Sergeant Kennedy for a short time had charge of this district. He was a man of splendid physique, and his fine commanding figure always ensured him respect amongst the rough elements that he had to contend with during those turbulent times. In his public as well as private life Sergeant Kennedy was highly respected.


 
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: 203230
Surname: Lauer (obit)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 8 August 1906
Place: Church-street West (King-street), Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. CHARLES LAUER. An old and respected resident of Newcastle, Mr. Charles Lauer, died at his residence, Church-street, West, at an early hour yesterday morning, after six days illness, the cause of death being internal complications following a sudden chill. The deceased, who was a native of Frankfort-on-the-Main, in Germany, was 64years of age, and arrived in New South Wales in 1854. Five years later he came to Newcastle, where, for over 30 years, he was manager of Mr. W. A. Sparke s butchering establishment at Honeysuckle Point, and subsequently carried on the business on his own account for some time, but of late years he relinquished that trade, and at the time of his death was connected with the North Queensland Fire Insurance Company as a traveller. Mr. Lauer took a great interest in the work of friendly societies, and was one of the founders of the Honeysuckle Lodge of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows, which was established about 40 years ago. He filled nearly all the offices in the lodge, including that of secretary, which position he had held almost from the inception of the society. He also took a keen interest in masonry, being one of the charter members of Lodge Sedgwick, Wickham, having passed through the various stations until he was raised to that of P.M. The deceased was also an active and useful member of St. Johns Church of England, Cooks Hill, having been, frequently elected a churchwarden, treasurer, and member of the parochial council. He leaves a widow and two sons and two daughters, namely Mr. Louis Louer, of Wickham; Mr. William Lauer, of Barraba; Mrs, Whyte, of Annandale, Sydney; and Mrs. A. Logan, of Broken Hill. The funeral will take place this afternoon.


 
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: 204846
Surname: Lawson (obit)
First Name: Henry Archibald Hertzberg
Ship: -
Date: 3 September 1922
Place: -
Source: Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sun 3 Sep 1922
Details: VALE HENRY LAWSON Gone to his rest - Henry Hertsberg Lawson - Australia s most popular poet. A native of the old Grenfell goldfleld, son of a father descended from the old Norsemen, and a mother, who for a life- time was one of this State s most popular woman writers, and advocate of the female franchise, the future Australian poet, and Bush Laureate of Australia, spent his early boyhood amidst the scenes which be later immortalised in song and story. As a writer he never soared in the Empyrean, but there was a homely, honest touch in all he wrote that made him the Bret Harte of this Continent. Like that American genius he was frail in health, reckless in his generosity, and a Bohemian to his finger- tips. He knew Australian life as it is lived by the workers. He sympathised with their woes; he grew hot over their wrongs, and no writer that Australia has produced has embodied in his work more of that spirit of Australian sentiment, love of liberty and hatred of oppression than did Lawson. He was the poet of the people; but he proved during the war that he had the poet-love of liberty in its widest sense, and he did yeoman s service then with his pen. Harry Lawson married in 1896 a daughter of Mrs. W. H. Macnamara, of Castlereagh-street, Sydney, and leaves a widow and two orphans. The passing of Australia s popular poet, the sweet singer of - In the Days When the World Was Wide - and the tragical - Faces in the Street- will be sincerely mourned by hundreds of thousands. Quiet, reserved, simple and sincere, he was one of Australia s best. He has gone to join that bright band of our National Immortals which but recently claimed his literary godfather, the man who published his first poem, Jules Francois Archibald.



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