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Item: 196986
Surname: Geering (obit)
First Name: Susan Naomi
Ship: -
Date: 17 December 1927
Place: Casino
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Maitland Resident The death of Airs. Susan Naomi Geering, a well known resident of the Maitland district, took place at Casino. Mrs. Geering, who was 69 years of age, was born at Iona, on the Paterson River, and lived all her life in the Maitland and Morpeth districts. She is survived by a husband and a grown-up family of five sons and two daughters: Walter (Lambton), Harry (Wallsend). David (Sydney), George and Ernest (Morpeth). Mrs. W. Aitchison (Morpeth), and Mrs. G. Jamieson (Casino).


 
Item: 197016
Surname: Gill (nee Fostser) (obit)
First Name: Mary Jane
Ship: Argyle 1839
Date: 5 January 1934
Place: Maitland district
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: Mrs. Mary Jane Gill died on Tuesday morning at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Ben Pryor, Telarah aged 100 years and 8 months. Born at Icklesham, Sussex on 28 April 1833, she came to Australia at the age of six years with her parents Mr. and Mrs. T. Foster, and arrived in Port Jackson in April 1839. The family came direct to Morpeth but after a short stay removed to the Camden district for a few years. The family left Cobbity in 1840 and settled near the head of Mulbring Creek, Sugarloaf......


 
Item: 196965
Surname: Gilmour (obit)
First Name: Hugh
Ship: -
Date: 22 October 1913
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: The funeral of Mr Hugh Gilmour, an old resident of Newcastle, who died last Saturday night, took place on Monday afternoon Mr Gilmour was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, on April, 20, 1820, and had lived in this city for 65 years. In 1852, when 12 years of age, he left his home to go to sea. Eventually, he landed in America in 1911 he came to Sydney with his wife, but, after remaining there a few months, he left for Moruya, where he intended to settle. The sea life was too fascinating for him, and he had not been at Moruya for any length of time before he joined the crew of a ketch adding to the Shoalhaven The little ketch was wrecked near Newcastle, and the crew was rescued by a boat sent out by Captain Livingstone, who at that time was harbour master. From that time Mr Gilmour made his home in Newcastle He was in the government service for many years, and carried out several contracting work in the city and district For any information relating to the early days Mr Gilmour was frequently referred to He remembered the wreck of the Cawarra at the entrance to the port, and also many other vessels that had been lost along the coast Deceased leaves a widow, who is 80 years of age, and two daughters and one son


 
Item: 187989
Surname: Gimbert (obit)
First Name: Sarah
Ship: 1848
Date: 8 September 1923
Place: Murrurundi
Source: The Northern Champion
Details: Death of Murrurundi s oldest inhabitant Sarah Gimbert relict of Ephraim Gimbert. She was better known as Granny Gimbert and was one of the best known and most highly respected identities of the district, had lived to see her 99th Christmas and right up to her last illness had retained wonderful vitality, doing all her own housework. She was a native of Cambridge, England and landed in Australia in September 1848 and resided at Bathurst five or six years. She came to Murrurundi in March 1859. She was married at the age of 20. Issue of the marriage was four sons and five daughters. Surviving sons and daughters were William Gimbert of Newtown, John Gimbert of Murrurundi, Sarah Danswan of Epping, Jane Standring of Tamworth and Mrs. Sweeney.


 
Item: 166708
Surname: Glennie (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Benjamin
Ship: -
Date: 1 May 1900
Place: Queesland
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: DEATH OF CANON GLENNIE. A PEACEFUL END. It was in no way a shock to Brisbane to learn yesterday that Canon Glennie had that morning passed peacefully away, at the house at Wynnum, where for the past eight months he had resided, under the loving care .of Miss Gillett. It cannot be said that his death was unexpected. For many years now the gaunt, bent old figure of the Grand Old Man of Queensland's Church of Eng-land's ministers has reminded one that the Angel of Death Is very near at times, and the feeling one has Is almost one of gladness that there was " no moaning of the bar when he put-out to sea." His end suited the last years of his life. For many years now his one-time familiar face and voice has been missed from the services at St. John's, and at the last even from the streets he had watched grow from mere bush tracks. For Canon Glennie had seen the colony blossom from the babe In arms to the full-grown daughter of the 'mother-land. Forty year he served that God as only a true teacher of Christ's doctrine can serve It-giving freely of his own, undergoing hardships Innumerable for the sake of the gospel, and working all his, to spread the truths that he was enjoined to. To those who only knew him in his later years, a few facts about his life are indispensable before one can grasp the full significance of all he has done for the deep striking roots of religion in Queensland. Far back,-when this century was still in Its teens-to be exact, in 1812-Benjamin Glennie was born in Camberwell, London, The son of principal in a school there. He was educated at King's College, London, of which the Right Rev. Lord Bishop Londsdale was then the dean. From there he went, in the natural course of events, to Christ College, Cambridge, where in 1847/he took his degree. Next year he came out to Sydney, and was almost immediately ordained deacon at Morpeth by Bishop Tyrrell, then Bishop of Newcastle, who likewise consecrated him priest in the following year (1849)). He became incumbent of Moreton Bay .(as the colony, was then called) in 1848, and of Darling Downs in 'the same year. The former he dropped at the end of two years,-the latter at the end of ten more-taking over charge of Warwick in 1860. Here he remained until 1872. Then followed Drayton (1872-70) and Toowong (1878-77). In 1863 he was made an archdeacon of Brisbane, and became Examining Chaplain to the Bishop in 1875. Both of these positions he held until 1886,when, on the advent of Bishop Webber, he resigned, owing to advancing years, which rendered his duties rather too severe a tax upon his strength. He was then appointed the first honorary chaplain In connection with the newly-consecrated Cathedral of St. John. From that time he has lived in quiet retirement, his gentle, kindly nature helping him to bear the knowledge that he had but to 'wait " until the day come and the shadows flee away."


 
Item: 196987
Surname: Graham (nee Burns) (obit)
First Name: Mary Ann
Ship: -
Date: 26 April 1924
Place: Wickham
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Maitland Identity By the death of Mrs. Mary Ann Graham. 70 years of age, which took place at the residence of her nephew, Mr. John McNaughton in Robert street Wickham, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the Hunter river district Is removed. She was born in the Hunter River district on September I3, 1848, and Is the sole surviving daughter of the late .Mr. and Mrs. William Ramsay Burns, of West Maitland. The family had a long association with the West Maitland district. Her husband. Mr. John Graham of West .Maitland. died 51 years ago. He was drowned at Lochinvar during the great flood In 1871. Mrs Graham s funeral took place from Wickham to the Presbyterian Church to Sandgate cemetery


 
Item: 183339
Surname: Green (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 24 July 1873
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: DEATH OF MR. ROBERT GREEN,- Another of the very old residents of the Hunter has passed away, Mr. Robert Green, aged 83, the father of Mr. Peter Green, with whom he had lived for several years past. Our own acquaintance with Mr. Robert Green commenced nearly thirty years since, when he was actively helping to establish the Maitland Hospital on a firmer footing ; but a relative has kindly sup- plied us with a sketch of his active and useful life, commencing many years before. For some time past Mr. Green has been gradually sinking, from de- cay of nature, and bad for months been nearly constantly confined to his bed. He had always been in the enjoyment of vigorous health (lameness excepted) until the last one or two years, when he found it necessary to take medical advice. He in early days led a most active life, and was the owner of two 30 or 40 ton vessels, and as captain and owner was about 1827 or 1828 the first free trader that was permitted to trade from Sydney, to the Coal River (now the Hunter). He piloted two of the first ships that ever entered Port Stephens, with part of the Agricultural Companys effects ; and he also brought several of the early settlers to the Paterson and Hunter. He was the first person that ever took a load of cedar from West Maitland then Molly Morgans Brush, Wallis Plains - to Sydney. He was once nearly wrecked on Nobbys, once on the Oyster Bank, and at another time was driven off the land with westerly gales for five weeks, and was reported as lost in the Sydney papers; he suffered very great deprivations, being nearly starved. His sea life continued with success for about seven years. He then started the first agency business in Sydney for the settlers of the Hunter, and was ultimately succeeded therein by Mr. Paddefoot. Mr. Green then remained in Sydney in comfortable circum- stances. About twenty-six years since he became a resident of West Maitland, for four years, when serious losses compelled his return to Sydney, and he ultimately lost several thousand pounds and be- came a poor man. Then after a time he became a resident of his sons house (Mr. P. Green) and re-mained with him till his death. All who knew him will hear testimony to his kind and benevolent disposition, his desire at all times to do good to his fellow men in distress. Perhaps no one deserves a larger need of praise for the great services he rendered in early days in assisting in the erection of the Maitland Hospital, and otherwise in his exertions for the inmates. The first meeting he attended was held in East-Maitland, where the hospital then was, which meeting was called to devise means to relieve it of a debt of 25 or 30 pounds, and otherwise to consider the advisability of finally closing it, or of placing it upon a more secure footing. He then undertook and accomplished the collecting of half the debt, and some two or three charitable gentlemen collected the remainder. Mr. Green then rented, at 6s. per week, a house in Dur- ham-street, West Maitland, to which the patients were removed; and where, with the assistance of Drs. Sloan, Liddell, and Beardmore, and an efficient committee, the institution (small as its beginnings were) continued to thrive and expand. The institution was now removed to larger quarters, Hannan House, in Hannan-street, being rented. This was occupied until it also became too smalI, and the building of a new hospital was determined upon. And all old residents will concur in their testimony to the unremitting attention which Mr. Green, as treasurer of the hospital, bestowed in his efforts to accomplish the heavy task of raising the necessary funds to meet the Government grant in aid, frequently going miles to attend and assist in holding public meetings in the surrounding towns, getting up bazaars, receiving donations in kind, &c , &c. Of course he was largely assisted by many charitable ladies and fellow townsmen in this good work, and the object was at last triumphantly accomplished. Mr. Green continued the treasure of the hospital for about four years, and his services were by his fellow labourers and friends acknowledged by the presentation of a handsome silver snuff-box as a testimonial, which he valued with pride and pleasure.


 
Item: 175183
Surname: Greenway (obit.,)
First Name: William Howard
Ship: -
Date: 6 June 1894
Place: Church Street, Newcastle
Source: Evening News
Details: A Newcastle District Pioneer Newcastle, Wednesday. William Howard Greenaway, one of the oldest and most-esteemed residents of this district, died at his residence, Church-street, yesterday, at the age of 87. The intelligence did not cause any surprise, as of late it was most apparent that the old gentleman was nearing the end of his long life. Mr. Greenaway lived in Newcastle for over half a century, and probably knew more about the early history of the district than any living I individual. His father built the South Head I Lighthouse some 65 years ago, and deceased assisted in the work. From a builder he became a landowner and squatter, and for nearly a life time deceased has been living quietly on his income. Of late years his only business has been the agency and stewardship of some estates. He I used to tell how he had cut grass for fodder in what is now George-street, Sydney, and remembered Newcastle when the tide came up to where the railway station now stands. Although twice I married deceased never had issue, and his second I wite died some years ago. Archdeacon Greenaway, of Grafton, is a younger brother of the deceased


 
Item: 196516
Surname: Grime (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Sydney Calvert Jackson
Ship: -
Date: 20 January 1917
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The death occurred at Pipitea Pah Private Hospital on Friday morning of the Rev. Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime, Minor Canon of Newcastle Cathedral. The deceased clergyman, who was in his 65th year was born at Norfolk Island. His end came rather suddenly after a very short illness. The first intimation that anything was wrong was on Wednesday evening, when he was not in his usual place at Evening song at the Cathedral. On Thursday morning he had contracted a slight attack of cerebral haemorrhage and Dr. Hickson and Dr. Beeston, who were called in, ordered his removal to Pipitea Pah from the Grand Hotel, where he lived. At five o clock on the same afternoon the Very Rev. H.K. Archdall, the Dean of Newcastle, administered the Blessed Sacrament. The end was near, and Minor Canon Grime passed away peacefully at two o clock on the following morning. Educated at St. Augustine s College, Canterbury, he left there in 1873. He was ordained to the diaconate by the Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) in 1878 and to the priesthood by the Bishop of Dunedin (New Zealand) in 1880. He served as curate in the parish of Oamaru Otago NZ in 1878-9 and was incumbent of Riverton from 1879-84. Shortly after that year he came to Newcastle where he was curate of the Cathedral parish of Christ church up to year 1895. After an interval he was appointed Minor Canon to the Cathedral in 1909 which position he filled up to the day of his death. He was very well liked by all who knew him and his death will be regretted by his many friends. He was married in Invercargill, New Zealand, to a daughter of Mr. William Croasdill, formerly an officer of the A.A. Company, and she predeceased him on January 16 1904. He has left a daughter Ruth who resided in Sussex England and four sons. Messrs Augustine, Cyril, Edward, and Claude. The first three mentioned sons are at the front and the last-mentioned saw service at Gallipoli, where he lost an eye through a shrapnel wound


 
Item: 187964
Surname: Grover (obit)
First Name: David
Ship: -
Date: 4 November 1892
Place: Koobooldendi otherwise known as The Rock near Boggabri
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: One of the old pioneers of the Narrabri district passed away in the person of Mr. David Grover at Kooboobiendi, otherwise known as The Rock near Boggabri. He had been for many years connected with pastoral pursuits in the Namoi and Gwydir districts. He formed the Galathera and Mungindi stations. For the last six months he had been suffering from cancer, to which he at length succumbed at the mature age of 83 years


 
Item: 189269
Surname: Hall (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Ebenezer
Ship: -
Date: 14 August 1894
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: Obituary of Mrs. Hall, relict of Ebenezer Hall who died aged 74


 
Item: 197034
Surname: Halter (obit)
First Name: Caroline
Ship: -
Date: 29 October 1898
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Mrs. Caroline Halter, relict of Ludwig Halter died at her residence, John-street, Singleton, early on Tuesday. The deceased, who had reached the Psalmist s allotted span, being 71 years old at her demise, bad been in indifferent health for some years. About two months ago she was seized with apoplexy, and latterly appeared to be improving in health, when a few days ago she received news that a sister of hers, whom she had not seen for 45 years, had arrived in Australia, and would meet her in a few days. The sudden joyful news appeared to have had a serious effect on the old lady s health, and she suffered a relapse from which she never recovered. The deceased, who was a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, arrived with her husband in this colony early in the fifties, and shortly afterwards became a tenant of the late Mr. William Dangar, at Scotts Flat, where by industry and frugality the late Mr. Halter and his worthy spouse succeeded in putting by some shekels for a rainy day. Subsequently, when the tenants got notice to leave Scotts Flat, some thirty years ago, the Halters took a small farm at Dunolly, residing at the Homestead. Here, also, fortune smiled upon that industrious couple, and when the late Ludwig Halter died about 17 years ago his widow bought a snug little property in John-street. Subsequently she built several shops adjoining her own and acquired other property, making the whole one of the best revenue producing blocks of buildings (for the capital invested) in Singleton. The deceased was one of those upright, honest colonists which are a credit to the nation that she came from, and who have done so much in aiding the prosperity and advancement: of New South Wales for many years past. Mrs, Halter leaves a large number of children, grand children, and great grand children, and, what is of infinitely higher worth, an honoured memory and a stainless reputation as one of our best residents for nearly half a century


 
Item: 176751
Surname: Hanna (obit)
First Name: Miss Jane
Ship: -
Date: 15 January 1907
Place: Dungog
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: Obituary of Miss Jane Hanna, daughter of storekeeper Thomas Hanna. Died age 70


 
Item: 196945
Surname: Hannell (Craven) (obit)
First Name: Florence
Ship: -
Date: 17 June 1931
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Newcastle Resident Mrs. Florence Craven died at her home, Newcomen-street, Newcastle, last night. The death of Mrs. Craven removes one of the oldest residents of New castle. Mrs. Craven was born here, and spent the greater part of her life in the district. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hannell. the first Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle, And with the exception of Mr. Arthur Hannell, of Maryville was the last surviving member In Newcastle of that well-known family. Mrs. Craven s association with the Newcastle Cathedral goes back many years, and at the time of her death she was president of the Cathedral Women s Guild. She also interested Herself in many charitable affairs. The Hannell family were well known for their gift of music, and Mrs. Craven was for many years Interested in musical societies, and was a member of the Cathedral choir. For some months she has been un able to take a very active part In any of her Interests owing to failing health. She was predeceased by five sisters. Mesdames Joseph Wood, Rouse, Clack. Mitchell, and W. F. James, and two brothers. Messrs. Clarence and James Hannell.


 
Item: 176928
Surname: Hannell (obit.,)
First Name: Jesse
Ship: -
Date: 1 June 1895
Place: Newcastle
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Obituary of Jesse Hannell, first superintendent of the lighthouse at Nobbys


 
Item: 165422
Surname: Harpur (obit.,)
First Name: Joseph Jehosaphat
Ship: -
Date: 10 May 1878
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The Mr. J.J. Harpur.-On the 2nd instant there passed away from among us a gentleman who, although he had long dropped out of the ranks of public men, at one time filled, a somewhat prominent part in the political affairs of New South Wales. Mr. Joseph Jehosaphat Harpur. Some thirty years ago, when this colony was slowly emerging from a state of official despotism, and gradually progressing towards the enjoyment of s constitution, Mr. Harpur, a young native of the country was one of the foremost advocates of political liberty. In those davs when to speak boldly was almost a crime, and when political freedom was regarded as but an idle dream, Mr. Harpur stood forth to assist those patriots who dared to demand that the colony should govern itself, and his rude but forcible eloquence, with his indomitable perseverance, brought him into the very brunt of the battle. With speech and with pen Mr .Harpur constantly advocated the cessation of transportation, the introduction of responsible government, and a liberal and equitable mode of distributing the lands of the country, with a view to promote settlement and occupation. He was very popular in the Hunter River district, where he was born, and represented the constituency of Patrick's Plains in the Legislative Assembly for several years. Mr. Harpur was a man of considerable intellectual powers, which were cultivated by careful study, and his writings exhibit great force of expression and vigour of thought, not unworthy of a family of which his brother Mr. Charles Harpur, the poet was a distinguished member. During the latter part of his life Mr. Harpur filled positions in the Civil Service, and was in fact engaged in the performance of his duty as Inspector of Conditional Purchases up to the evening of the day before his rather sudden death. In private life Mr. Harpur was very much esteemed.


 
Item: 196487
Surname: Hawkins (Brown) (obit)
First Name: Elizabeth
Ship: 1847
Date: 6 August 1924
Place: Laguna
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: MAITLAND DISTRICT A LAGUNA PIONEER DEATH OF MRS. BROWN. Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, widow of the late Mr. Henry Brown, and mother of Mr. George Brown, coroner, of Cessnock district, died at her home, Laguna, where she had resided for 76 years, with a break of twelve months, which she spent at Bishop s Bridge. She was born in Kent, England, and was in her 92nd year. At the age of 16 years she came with her parents and other members of the Hawkins family to Australia. She remained at Morpeth for some time before rejoining her parents, who had settled at Laguna, in the Wollombi district, and had to make the journey in a bullock dray, the only means of transport in the pioneering days. Her late husband, who was born in 1818, arrived in the district in 1835, went to Sir John Jamieson s station, Mooki Springs, on Liverpool Plains, and became superintendent there after a few years. He was on the station in 1838, when the Myall Creek massacre of aboriginals took place, and knew the awful story in every detail. Eventually, he settled at Laguna, and met the young lady from Kent, who became his bride. He died 25 years ago. Mrs. Brown led the homely life of the pioneer housewife, devoting all her energies to the ser vice of her family in what was even then a self-contained community. The settlers ground their own flour, slaughtered their own stock for food, grew their own vegetables. She had experiences with the blacks, and also with bushrangers which served to break the monotony of the pioneering life, and by her kindness and generosity won even their goodwill. Far and wide over the countryside she proved herself the welcome friend in cases of illness and death, and so her friends were legion. She had a clear memory of the events of her long life, and though infirm was in possession of all her faculties almost to the end. Her son, Mr. George Brown, visited her on Sunday, when she appeared to be in her usual health, but she became ill on Monday morning, and died during the evening. About two years ago about one hundred of her descendants assembled at her home for her birth day, and she was able to identify most of them, among whom were two of her daughters who were grandmothers. Of her fourteen children, ten survive her, Mr. George Brown, district coroner, Cessnock, Messrs. William, Harry, Albert, Andrew, Arthur, and Robert Brown, Mesdames Thomas Jurd, A. A. Walmsley, and Matthews, as well as 53 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. Of her brothers and sisters, Edward Hawk ins, of Laguna, aged 86 years, Thomas Hawkins, of Laguna, aged 80 years, Fred Hawkins, of Sydney, Henry Hawkins, of Wollombi, and Mrs. P. Thompson, of Bishop Bridge, are still living.


 
Item: 183805
Surname: Hayes (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 7 November 1914
Place: Singleton
Source: The Tamworth Daily
Details: A pioneer of the Singleton district Mr. Thomas Hayes of Bulga, died aged 90. He had resided at Bulga since 1855. He was active almost to the last, working about his orchard and vineyard. Deceased left a large number of descendants including great great grandchildren. He regularly visited the Sydney show until 1913


 
Item: 193874
Surname: Hazel (obit)
First Name: Sarah
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1932
Place: -
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: The death occurred early on the morning of New Years Eve, after a long and painful illness, of Mrs. Sarah Hazel, at the age of 87 years. Born at Newcastle, the late Mrs. Hazel came to Collaroy Station with her parents in her infancy. She married, and came to reside in Merriwa over 70 years ago


 
Item: 196938
Surname: Henderson (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 2 August 1922
Place: Kincumber
Source: NMH
Details: The death occurred yesterday at Kincumber of a very old Newcastle identity in the person of Mr. John Henderson. The deceased, who was 94 years of age, was well known in the earlier days of Newcastle, when he used to own sailing vessels that traded between this port, New Zealand and New Caledonia, and also carried on business in a large way as a merchant. He retired from business more than twenty years ago and latterly had been living on a farm that he owned at Kincumber. He is survived by two sons and four daughters.



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