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Item: 199355
Surname: Cobb (obit)
First Name: George James
Ship: -
Date: 16 September 1912
Place: Callala, Aberglasslyn near Maitland
Source: NMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. GEORGE COBB. Mr. George James Cobb, who was probably the oldest Hunter River native, died on Saturday morning, after a short illness, at his residence, Callala, Aberglasslyn, near Maitland. He was a was a son of the late Mr. John Cobb, one of the pioneer settlers of the Hunter, and was born in 1828 at Anambah, which was then his father s property. He spent the greater part of his life in pastoral pursuits and managed several large stations for Mr. James White, and the White Brothers. He finally settled down in retirement at Callala, and for many years has been a familiar figure in Maitland. His record was one of kindness and manliness qualities which won for him a legion of friends. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters - Messrs. G. F. Cobb, of Ellision Station; C. Cobb, of Belltrees; K. Cobb, of Bando Station; Mrs. Trenchard, of Newcastle, and Mrs. Edwards, of Sydney. Mr. Alfred Cobb, of Campbells Hill, is a brother of the deceased gentleman


 
Item: 169135
Surname: Coleman (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 2 August 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: Freemans Journal Sydney
Details: Another of Newcastles pioneer Catholics passed away on Tuesday afternoon at St. Vincents Hospital Sydney. He had been a resident of Newcastle for upwards of half a century, and could tell many interesting stories of the early history of Newcastle. He was an intimate friend of the late Father Dowling and also Father Cusse whose remains are interred in St. Marys church ground, two of Newcastles pioneer priests. The former took up his residence next door to Mr. and Mrs. Coleman while Father Cusse a feeble old French priest on his arrival here took up his abode with them for a time. He took up the first subscription to build the St. Marys Star of the Sea Church and had seen every stone to use his own words placed in that building. Prior to this Mass was celebrated in an old wooden shed which stood in the grounds now occupied by St. Marys boys school yard, and at times in Father Dowlings house on the sand hills, which was then termed the Gaol Hill. Mr. Coleman was a native of Queenstown Cork and was born in the year 1830


 
Item: 190999
Surname: Collison (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 29 August 1913
Place: Moonan Flat
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: It becomes our sorrowful duty to report the demise of another of our district s old identities, and one who was well-known and highly-respected up the Hunter, in the person of Mr. William Collison, of Long Flat, near Moonan Flat, at the age of 74 years. The old gentleman, who was predeceased by his good wife but it week, lived with his late partner in their home on the Hunter for 19 years, and during that period, with her, by their many kindly actions, and hospitable disposition, earned the good will of their neighbors and visitors to that part of the district. The late Mr. Collison was born on the Hawkesbury River in 1838, and had therefore been a colonist for the ex- tended span of 74 years, and be it said to his credit, during that long period; by his straightforward and honourable career, had instilled the right ring in the name, of which there are scores of descendants in this district, and the traditions as inset by the fine old fellow, remain with the family to this day


 
Item: 197789
Surname: Colyer (obit)
First Name: Rev. William Knight
Ship: -
Date: 30 October 1909
Place: Maitland
Source: NMH
Details: The Rev. William Knight Colyer, a veteran Church of England, clergyman, died at his residence Cross-street, West Maitland, on Thursday evening, after an illness of a few days. Though a minister of the Church of England, the deceased spent more time at the rostrum than in the pulpit, having devoted more than half a century of his life to teaching. In the early part of 1851 the first Bishop of Newcastle was anxious to establish schools in his diocese and he naturally turned to his old home to look for teachers. After many inquiries a selection was made for him in Mr. W. K. Colyer, a native of Northamptonshire, who had had some experience in schools in Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, and Edinburgh. Mr. Colyer was then 24 years of age. In 1853 he arrived in Sydney and came to Maitland where he was installed as head master of the Church of England Grammar School, a position he occupied for 40 years with credit to himself and for the advancement of his scholars, many of whom have since occupied a prominent place in public life. In 1866 he was ordained to the ministry, but never undertook any parochial charge beyond assisting the various rectors of St. Pauls Church at service or when vacancies occurred in the rectorship. He took a keen interest in the school of arts and was for years a well known visitor to the reading room. In 1855 he married Miss Capper, and leaves her with one son and seven daughters. He was 81 years of age, and had resided for nearly 57 years of that period in Maitland


 
Item: 190771
Surname: Corlette (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 9 August 1876
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Obituary James Corlette, Esq., J.P. It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we have to record the decease of the above gentleman, who entered into his rest yesterday morning shortly before six o clock, after a very brief illness. Mr. James Corlette was a native of the Isle of Man, and inherited largely that energy of purpose which forms so characteristic a feature amongst the Manxmen. He was born in the year 1805, and had consequently more than fulfilled the allotted period of three score and ten. He became connected with the Australian Agricultural Company in the year 1826, and has therefore completed his fiftieth year of service with that Company. For many years he has acted as Chief Accountant to the Company, and also as their Attorney in connection with the General Superintendent. Bringing with him from the Old Country, a thorough knowledge of the advantages of Benefit Societies, he was one of the first to establish one of these praiseworthy institutions amongst the large number of miners employed in the AA. Company pits. So thoroughly satisfied were the miners with Mr Corlette, and so highly did they appreciate his endeavours for their welfare; that a short, time back, the whole of the men united in their presentation to him of a rich silver testimonial. The event was celebrated by a banquet, at which a large number of the most influential residents of the district were present. The Government gladly availed themselves of the opportunity of utilising his local experiences by creating him a Justice of the Peace. He was also elected a lay member of the Church of England Synod for the Diocese of Newcastle, and was for years trustee to one of the church funds. Having been for so many years connected with the A, A. Company, the directors will, we are certain, regret the loss of his services, and will also find great difficulty in securing the services of a gentleman to succeed him who will possess such an intimate knowledge of the company s affairs. Immediately upon the news of the sad event being received in Newcastle, the flags of the various vessels in the harbor and at other places were hoisted half-mast high.


 
Item: 190852
Surname: Cory (obit)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 30 April 1936
Place: Queensland
Source: Warwick Daily News
Details: Obituary Ninety-two years of life, devoted almost entirely to pastoral and agricultural pursuits, came to a close with thedeath of Mr. Henry Cory, of Vermont, on Monday. A real Australian, his whole career was moulded on his love for and faith in the land of his birth. He was born near Maitland in 1844, Where his parents had been early settlers of a grazing block along the Paterson. He spent his boyhood days at home, but at the age of 16 developed an urge to travel, and the same year left with a droving plant to seek his fortune farther north. Queensland attracted, him, and he secured employment with the late Mr. P. F. McDonnell, of Fernleas, near Rockhampton. A true son of the land, the experience he gained there and on other stations fitted him for the pioneer work he was yet to undertake. In the late 60s he selected the original Tokal grazing block, about 70 miles south of Longreach, and then began the long task of converting over a thousand square miles of virgin country into a profitable cattle run. The venture was a success. After forming a partnership over the holding with his brother, the late Mr. G. G. Cory, of Toowoomba, and a Mr. Taylor, also of Toowoomba, Mr. Cory purchased a farming area near Warwick which he named Vermont. In 1890 he abandoned station life to become a farmer. Tokal was disposed of in 1902 to. Messrs. J. and W. Rhoades. His wife, who predeceased him about 20. months ago, was formerly Miss Mary Ann Bell. Like her husband she was a true product of the bush, born at Pickering, near Scone, the daughter of a grazier. She also came of a roving family, and it was while at Tambo, where she was staying with a brother who had a property there, that she met her future husband. Some sixty years ago they were married in Sydney. They had a family of five, three of whom, two sons and a daughter, survive them. The daughter is Mrs. M. A, Pollard, of Blackall, and the sons Mr. W. M. Cory, of Glen Lee, Bogan tungan, Central Queensland, and Mr. Roy Cory, of Vermont. One son, Gilbert, died as a child, and the other, Henry, was in an Australian artillery battalion in camp at Salisbury Plain when he became a victim of the influenza epidemic that raged over England during the war years. A sister of Mr. Cory. Mrs Reynolds, resides in Sydney


 
Item: 100259
Surname: Cory (obit.,)
First Name: Edward Gostwyck
Ship: -
Date: 11 March 1873
Place: Paterson
Source: MM
Details: THE LATE EDWARD GOSTWYCK CORY, ESQ, J.P-A paragraph, at the close of my communication which appeared in last Saturday's issue of the Mercury, announced the serious illness of Mr. E. G. Cory, the esteemed Warden of our district, whose death, as then anticipated, took place at his late residence, Gostwyck, on Friday afternoon, the 7th instant, after only a few days serious illness, at the ripe age of seventy-six years. The late Mr Cory was a very old colonist, he having arrived in the colony first, nearly half a century ago, with his father and brother, and in accordance with the land laws of the colony then in force, was allotted certain quantities of land, and selected the beautiful estate of Gostwyck, Paterson River, as his homestead, which he at once began to improve and embellish. After a residence of nearly twenty years in the colony, he in company with the late Mrs. Cory, visited Europe, and after a Sojourn of four or five years, he returned to the colony. Shortly after his return to the colony Mr Cory was placed in the Commission of the Peace, and had held his position as a magistrate of the territory, up to the time of his death for many years. Mr. Cory held a seat in the district council of Paterson, and at the death of the late J. B. Boughton, Esq, the first warden of the council, Mr. Cory was appointed to succeed him In that capacity, and he had held that position ever since, now nearly twenty years. In political matters Mr Cory always took a warm interest, although never taking a leading part, but in every struggle for the representation of the district in the councils of the country, he was always most energetically engaged on behalf of his party, and the candidate which he supported, his principles throughout were of a conservative nature, and consequently untenable amongst the great body of the community, hence his want of success in his political movements. In every public matter of leading interest for the welfare and the prosperity of the district, Mr Cory took an active part; on the magisterial bench his decisions have given general satisfaction, and on more than one occasion manifestations of approval in his magisterial capacity have been publicly convened to him, by the voice of the general community. In private life Mr. Cory was most highly esteemed, courteous to all, and as a neighbour most obliging For some two or three years past Mr. Cory's health has been noticed by his friends to be continually failing, frequent attacks of illness had much weakened his usual robust constitution, and at length, when the recent complaint came on, be soon sank under it, having never rallied from the first. His funeral was first appointed to take place to-day (Monday), but after more mature consideration, it was finally decided to take place earlier, and yesterday (Sunday) morning was the time fixed. The funeral cortege left Gostwick shortly after ten a m ; the procession was a very lengthened one, comprised of a number of carriages and over a hundred horsemen, as well as a number of persons on foot, and amongst those present we noticed nearly all of the magistrates of the district, most of the members of the District Council, and all the principal residents of the district. The procession having reached the entrance of Saint Paul's Church, the coffin was carried into the church by a number of the tenants of the deceased gentleman, the pall-bearers being G. J. Frankland, Esq., F. Reynolds, Esq, R. Studdert, Esq., and Captain Dunn. The impressive service of the Church of England was then read. The body was then taken to the grave at the entrance of the Church doors, and lowered into its final resting place, the remainder of the funeral service was then intoned, and the large assembly slowly and solemnly dispersed.


 
Item: 188006
Surname: Cowan (Obit)
First Name: William
Ship: Kapunda 1876
Date: 5 December 1939
Place: Hamilton
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: The funeral of Mr. William Cowan, who died suddenly on November 12, left his residence in Cameron-street, Hamilton for the Methodist portion of Sandate Cemetery. It was largely attended. Rev. A. J. Gould conducted a service at the home. He was assisted at the graveside by Rev. R. O Finigan and an officer of the Protestant Alliance Lodge. Mr. Cowan was 74. He was born in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He left in 1873 for Scotland, and in Novem- ber 1876 he came to Australia in the sailing vessel Kapunda. He had lived practically all his life in Newcastle and Hamilton. When he arrived in Newcastle, he was apprenticed to the carpentry trade. With his brother, Mr Cowan was associated with the building trade for many years. They were propritors of the Adamstown Brick Works. He retired about 12 years ago. Mr Cowan was a great supporter of the Methodist Church in Newcastle. He was associated first with the old Newcastle Wesleyan Church and then with the Hamilton Wesley Church. He was married in 1899 to the youngest daughter of the late Edward and Ann Broom of Hamilton and is survived by his widow, five sons and one daughter.


 
Item: 174209
Surname: Cowper (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. William Macquarie
Ship: -
Date: 16 June 1902
Place: -
Source: NMH
Details: William Macquarie Cowper, Dean of Sydney, was born in Sydney on 3 July 1810. The venerable gentleman was a son of an equally venerable and veberated father, Archdeacon William Cowper, who arrived in Sydney in August 1809, as Assistant Colonial Chaplain. He was incumbent of St. Phillips and was one of the organisers of the Benevolent Society. The Archdeacon was thrice married, a son by the first wife being Sir Charles Cowper, five times Premier of NSW. The Archdeacon died at St. Phillips Parsonage on 6th July 1858 at the age of 80 years. On his death his son William Macquarie Cowper was appointed incumbent of St. Phillips. William Macquarie Cowper was educated by his father until the year 1828 when he went to Oxford. In 1836 he was appointed chaplain to the A.A. Company and resided for 20 years at Stroud, the headquarters of the company. He then had charge of Moore College, Liverpool, NSW and afterwards of the Glebe parish. On taking charge of St. Phillips, he was appointed Dean of Sydney and in 1869 was promoted to the Cathedral parish. Dean Cowper was present when Gov. Macquarie laid the foundation stone of St. Andrews Cathedral


 
Item: 183773
Surname: Cox (nee Regan) (obit)
First Name: Mrs. George
Ship: -
Date: 27 August 1927
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Death of Mrs. George Cox of Thalaba. Deceased was 79 years of age and was a native of the New England district. She came to Dungog over 70 years ago with her father Mr. Lawrence Regan. Subsequently married Mr. George Cox and resided at Thalaba ever since


 
Item: 183236
Surname: Coxen (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 3 Jun 1876
Place: Bulimba Qld
Source: Sydney Mail
Details: Mr. Charles Coxen died at his residence, Omega Cottage, Bulimba, Queensland, on the 17th May last, aged 67. He was a native of Kent, England, and at the age of 27, in the year 1836, he emigrated to New South Wales. He was there engaged for some time in collecting specimens of natural history for his brother-in-law, Mr. J. G. Gould. During that period Mr. Coxen made one of the most curious discoveries in the records of Ornithology, known as the play-ground of the bower bird. He afterwards engaged in pastoral pursuits, on the Hunter River, and after wards on the Darling Downs, where he took up and occupied Jondaryan station, in which enterprise, however, he was far from fortunate, as has been the case with too many of our earliest pioneer settlers. He was elected to represent the district of Northern Downs in the first Parliament of Queensland. In July, 1863, he was appointed Chairman of Committees to the Legislative Assembly, and he held this office until his defeat by Mr. H. Thorn in the general election of 1SS7. After that he spent some time at Gympie, in the early days of that gold-field. In March, 1868, he began his career in connection with the Crown Lands Office, where his strict integrity and ceaseless desire to assist and further the interests of settlers won for him the respect and esteem of all with whom, in his official capacity, he was brought into contact. He was first appointed Commissioner for Crown Lands for the settled district of Moreton, including East, and West Moreton; and this position he filled until January 1870, when Mr. R. J. Smith was made Acting-Commissioner for West Moreton and Mr. Coxen was appointed Acting-Commissioner, for East Moreton, taking also the position of Land Agent for that district. In May, 1872, Mr. Persse took the position of Land Agent, and Mr. Coxen was gazetted Land Commissioner for the district of East Moreton and Inspecting Commissioner for the settled districts of the colony. In October 1874, he became Acting-Land Commissioner for the settled district of Darling Downs, in the room of Mr. A. McDowall, but was relieved of the duties of this office during the early part of 1876. Up to the time of his death he continued to hold the position of Land Commissioner for East Moreton and Inspecting Commissioner for the settled districts; but, owing to failing health, he was obliged to obtain sick leave at intervals during the past few months. Notwithstanding the numerous duties attaching to his connection with the Lands Department, Mr. Coxen found time for the pursuit of his favourite study of natural history, as well as the promotion of science in other directions beneficial to the colony. In 1873 he was gazetted a member of a commission, appointed under the great seal of the colony, to inquire into the condition of the aborigines of this colony. He was also a leading member of the Queensland Philosophical Society, where his energy and knowledge concerning a variety or matters was of great assistance. In connection with that society he has done much towards the formation of the Queensland Museum, in which he took a great interest, and he was one of the trustees recently appointed to the care of that institution. He was a man of very sound constitution and cheerful temper, and, although he has reached within three years of the allotted span of man s life on earth, it is probable that his career of usefulness has been shortened by the hardship and privations which he necessarily bore while seeking to establish a home beyond the limits of civilization. Mr. and Mrs. Coxen for some years past resided in the Bulimba district, where especially, we feel sure, many sorrowing friends will mourn the loss of a kindly neighbour and worthy gentleman


 
Item: 197819
Surname: Creed (obit)
First Name: Rev. Charles
Ship: -
Date: 31 January 1880
Place: -
Source: Sydney Mail
Details: OBITUARY NOTICE OF THE LATE REV. CHARLES CREED. The President gave out a suitable hymn, which was sung with deep feeling. The Secretary reported that the Rev. C. Creed had died since last conference. The Rev. C. Stead read an obituary notice of the Rev. C, Creed, which had been prepared by the Rev. J. Watkin,. one of Mr. Creed s oldest and warmest friends. From the above notice, it appears that Mr. Creed; was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1812. In 1836 he became a student in the Theological Institution, Hoxton. In 1837 he was appointed to New Zealand, where he continued till 1856. Mr. Creed thus spent nearly twenty years in the Maori mission. He is said to have been a very excellent Maori speaker. After leaving New Zealand he was appointed to Richmond, Victoria and Yass, Windsor, Newcastle, and Penrith, in New South Wales. At Penrith Mr. Creed s health failed. He became a supernumerary minister in 1867, and in that capacity was engaged for several years in the Chippendale circuit. Mr. Creed died February 18, 1879.


 
Item: 176937
Surname: Crewe (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 5 January 1937
Place: Arncliffe
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Funeral of Thomas Crew who died in a private hospital at Arncliffe on 29 December 1936. Mr. Crew was born in the Horseshoe Bend, West Maitland in 1848 and at the time of his death was one of the oldest journalists in NSW. He had been connected with many newspapers throughout the State including the Maitland Daily Mercury where he received his early training


 
Item: 199601
Surname: Crockett (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 10 November 1906
Place: Islington
Source: NMH
Details: ISLINGTON,. Mr. James Crockett, an old and esteem- ed resident of Islington, died on Thurs- day. The deceased gentleman was a master plasterer by trade, and was engaged in contracting work. Death result- ed from Brights disease, from which he suffered acutely for several weeks, partial paralysis resulting, Mr. Crockett was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Crockett, and was born in Manchester, England, 57 years ago. He came to Australia in early life, and has been resident in the immediate locality, the principal portion of the time at Tighes Hill, for about 40 years. He was the senior of seven brothers and two sisters, and the family has been widely known and respected for many years. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and never took any part in public life, his home circle claiming the whole of his sympathies . The only institution he identified himself with was the Ancient Order of Foresters, and during his 30 years association with that order he passed through its various degrees. He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown up. The funeral took place yesterday. The cortege was lengthy and representative of the deceased s many friends in commercial and family life, and a large number of relatives. Messrs. J. Croft, B. Pearce, C. Jones, and W. Woollett, were the pall bearers. The Rev. T. S. Crawford, M.A., officiated at the grave, and the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate cemetery.


 
Item: 199602
Surname: Crockett (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 10 November 1906
Place: Islington
Source: NMH
Details: ISLINGTON,. Mr. James Crockett, an old and esteem- ed resident of Islington, died on Thurs- day. The deceased gentleman was a master plasterer by trade, and was engaged in contracting work. Death result- ed from Brights disease, from which he suffered acutely for several weeks, partial paralysis resulting, Mr. Crockett was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Crockett, and was born in Manchester, England, 57 years ago. He came to Australia in early life, and has been resident in the immediate locality, the principal portion of the time at Tighes Hill, for about 40 years. He was the senior of seven brothers and two sisters, and the family has been widely known and respected for many years. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and never took any part in public life, his home circle claiming the whole of his sympathies . The only institution he identified himself with was the Ancient Order of Foresters, and during his 30 years association with that order he passed through its various degrees. He leaves a family of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown up. The funeral took place yesterday. The cortege was lengthy and representative of the deceased s many friends in commercial and family life, and a large number of relatives. Messrs. J. Croft, B. Pearce, C. Jones, and W. Woollett, were the pall bearers. The Rev. T. S. Crawford, M.A., officiated at the grave, and the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate cemetery.


 
Item: 196982
Surname: Crouch (obit)
First Name: Mrs. William
Ship: Jane Paterson 1839
Date: 13 November 1918
Place: Maitland
Source: Daily Observer, Tamworth
Details: The death occurred of Mrs. William Crouch of Bolwarra, a very old and highly respected resident of the Maitland district. Deceased was 89 years of age and her death took place after a short illness due to senile decay. She was born in Sussex England in 1829. She came to this country with her parents at the age of 10 years in a ship named the Jane Paterson. She landed in Sydney and then came on to the Maitland district where she lived with her parents until her marriage with the late William Crouch who pre deceased her 30 years ago.


 
Item: 164954
Surname: Cunningham (obit.,)
First Name: Peter Miller
Ship: -
Date: 6 March 1864
Place: Greenwich
Source: The Gentleman's Magazine
Details: P. M. Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon U.N. March 6. At Greenwich, aged 71, Peter Miller Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon R.N. The deceased, who was the younger brother of Thomas Mounsey Cunningham (a well known name in Scottish provincial literature), and of Allan Cunningham, was born at Dalswinton, near Dumfries, in November, 1789, and received his baptismal names from that Peter Miller who is generally recognised as the first person to make use of steam in propelling boats. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, and as soon as he attained the requisite age, was appointed an Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Navy. In this capacity he saw service on the shores of Spain, where the great war was raging, and on the lakes of America, where he became the close friend of the celebrated Clapperton. He also served for some years in the Eastern Archipelago, and had ample opportunities of observing the effect of tropical climates on the European constitution. Of this he profited when, peace having arrived, he was thrown out of the regular line of duty, and would have been left to vegetate on half-pay if he had not sought other employment from the Admiralty; in the course of which, to use the words of the Quarterly Review, he made no less than four voyages to New South Wales, as Surgeon Superintendent of convict ships, in which were transported upwards of six hundred convicts of both sexes, whom he saw landed at Sydney without the loss of a single individual:a fact of itself quite sufficient to attest his judgment and ability in the treatment and management of a set of beings not easily kept in order.(Q. R., Jan. 1828.) The result of his observations during this period was embodied in his


 
Item: 197905
Surname: Curnow (obit)
First Name: Rev. William
Ship: -
Date: 21 October 1903
Place: -
Source: The Sydney Mail
Details: William Curnow, the eldest son of James Curnow, was born at St. Ives, Cornwall, in 1832, and was educated with a view to entering the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. When he was 21 years of age he became a minister, and a few months later the parent body in England received a requisition from the adherents in Australia for men to fill their pulpits. Amongst those chosen in response was the Rev William Curnow, and the party arrived in New South Wales in May, 1854. Mr. Curnow was immediately sent to Newcastle, but there he only stayed a few months, being appointed to to Maitland. He came nearer to the scene of his future influence when he was stationed at Parramatta, and it was during the course of his ministry there that he married the lady who is now his widow. Mrs. Curnow is a daughter of Mr. Von Mangerhausen Weiss, a business man. That was in 1858, and after a year spent in Bowenfels he was transferred to the Brisbane and Ipswich circuit in Queensland, which had in 1859 been separated from the mother colony. Sydney, how ever, called him back in 1862, and for the next three years Mr. Curnow filled the pulpit of the York-street Church — the principal place of worship of the Sydney Wesleyans. From there to Bourke-street was not a far step, and his thoughtful addresses to his co-religionists on matters of religion, and to his fellow-citizens generally on matters of social interest, were an education factor to many. In 1868 he went to Goulburn, the last circuit he administered in the country districts of New South Wales. Returning to York-street in 1871, he remained here until March, 1874, when he left for a trip to England. On his return he spent two years in the Forest Lodge circuit. Soon after his retirement from the editorial chair Mr. Curnow was summoned to the scene of his 30 years of labour to hear a few kindly expressions from those who had been his fellow-toilers. They pressed upon him for acceptance a humble souvenir of their goodwill, and he in return gave them many interesting reminiscences. Last Thursday found many of those who heard him taking part in that solemn scene at Rookwood among leading men of this city. He had many friends.


 
Item: 197821
Surname: Cusse (obit)
First Name: Rev. John Reni Gustavus
Ship: -
Date: 8 September 1866
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: The Rev. John Reni Gustavus Cusse, expired after a long illness, borne with Christian fortitude, at his residence, on Thursday evening last, at eight o clock. Father Cusse has been a great sufferer from dropsy, and has undergone five operations. The last one was perform by Dr. Bowker so recently as Wednesday, the day previous to his demise. Father Cusse was born at Niems, in the south of France, and was about forty-six -years of age. The greater part of his life was spent in the sacred ministry. He was of the order of the Assumption, a modification of the Augustinian order. In his native country he was a very distinguished professor of natural philosophy and chemistry, and was much esteemed by Cardinal Gousset, and several French ecclesiastics of higher rank. He came to Australia with Dr. Quinn, of Brisbane, with a view of establishing a branch of his order in this country, but he was obliged to leave Queensland on account of the excessive heat not agreeing with his constitution. Since his arrival in this colony he has had the care of the Newcastle mission, and under his care the splendid church and school in this city have been erected, and many valuable improvements have been added to the Presbytery. He was greatly beloved by his parishioners, and was very much esteemed by all his neighbouring Catholic clergymen. He was considered one of the best informed clergymen of their communion in the colonies, and the elegant hospitality at all times dispensed by him attracted many of his fellow-clergymen to Newcastle. The affection borne by them to him was strongly manifested during his long and painful illness, by their frequent enquiries and visits, Father Cusse being a foreigner had a great difficulty in making himself clearly understood by his congregation by having to address them in the English language. He was, nevertheless, much respected and revered by the members of the church with which he has been so long connected. His remains were removed to the church last evening, and were placed near the altar, where they wilt remain till to-day. He will be interred soon after the Requiem Mass, which will commence at eleven o clock. A brick vault has been built on the south side of the entrance to the church, and it is proposed to erect there a monument


 
Item: 197947
Surname: Dalton (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 9 May 1898
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. JOHN DALTON. Mr. John Dalton, the well-known tug proprietor of Scott street, who had been ailing for some time past, died at his residence, King-street, at 20 minutes past 12 o clock yesterday morning at the age of 75 years. Mr. Dalton came to the colony in 1850, and has spent the greater part of his life in this district. He was at the time of his death the owner of the tugs Awbins, Emu, Young Bungaree, Secret Storm King, and Pilot. He leaves six children, all of whom are grown up, one daughter being the wife of Dr. John Harris, of Watt-street, and one son is a qualified medical practitioner.



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