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Item: 203763
Surname: Dark (obit)
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 5 September 1821
Place: -
Source: The Sun (Sydney)
Details: The death occurred suddenly this morning of Mr. Samuel Dark, one of the best-known and most popular business men of Newcastle. He was known throughout the north as The Diggers Friend, - because of his remarkable generosity to the Diggers and his sustained record of patriotic work, notably in connection with repatriation and the establishment of the Soldiers Club. Mr. Dark was taken with a paralytic seizure early this morning and removed to Aluka Private Hospital, where he died about noon. He was head of Darks Ice and Cold Storage Company, Limited, whose works he established as his own enterprise in 1890. Prior to that he worked as an engineer with James Rodgers and other firms, following a seafaring career, which he started at the age of 12 in West Indian trading. A wife and daughter survive him

Item: 203768
Surname: Dark obit)
First Name: John T
Ship: Scottish Hero 1876 (Qld)
Date: 19 February 1941
Place: Miranda, Sydney
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: An old Newcastle identity, Mr. J. T. Dark, died at Miranda, Sydney. He was 81. He was the elder brother of the late Mr. Samuel Dark of Newcastle, and Mrs. A. Hicks of Carrington. Mr. Dark arrived at Rockhampton in the sailing ship Scottish Hero from Newport Wales in 1876. Shortly afterwards with his mother and family, he settled in Newcastle at Onebygamba (Carrington). In 1885 Mr. Dark married Miss Mary Ann Cameron, daughter of the late Mr. Donald Cameron of Carrington. She died 10 years ago. Mr. Dark was in business for some years at Carrington and Islington. In 1911 he left Newcastle to settle in Sydney. He was one of the oldest freemasons in Australia and was for many years a member of Lodge Sedgwick, Newcastle

Item: 203766
Surname: Dark, The Diggers Friend (obit)
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 6 September 1921
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: The death occurred at Newcastle yesterday of a popular and respected New castle citizen, in the person of Mr. Samuel Dark. He was taken suddenly ill yesterday morning at the house where he was boarding in Military-road, Newcastle, and at half-past seven oclock was removed to Iluka Private Hospital, where he died at at a quarter to twelve oclock. The cause of death was cerebral haemorrhage. The late Mr. Dark had not enjoyed good health for some time past, but his sudden end was quite unexpected, and the news came as a shock to a large circle of friends. A native of Newport, Monmouthshire, England, Mr. Dark was 54 years of age. As a youth he went to sea, but after a few years came to Australia. Arriving in Newcastle 38 years ago, he worked as an engineer for several firms, and 31 years ago, deciding to start business on his own account, opened in Newcastle a cold storage works. He met with some vicissitudes in his business career, but eventually success came his way. In 1914 his business was formed into that known as Dark s Ice and Cold Storage Works. A man of kind and genial disposition, he won a host of friends. In him the soldiers found a warm-hearted and generous sup porter, and he was generally known as The Digger s Friend. This he well earned. He was an active worker in repatriation and amelioration matters, and from his private means did much for the soldiers. He was always found ready and willing to co-operate in public movements. He was a member of the Masonic Order for a number of years, belonging to Lodge St George. Twenty-four years ago he married Miss Liddell of Tarro. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, two brothers, Messrs. J. T. Dark and H. Dark, who are living in Sydney, and two sisters, Mrs. G. Hicks, Carrington, and Mrs. 1. Anderson, Stockton. Latterly Mrs. Dark and Miss Dark have been staying in Ashfield. The funeral will leave the New castle Cathedral this afternoon at 2.15 for Sandgate cemetery, after a short service.

Item: 199494
Surname: Darley (nee Close) (obit)
First Name: Rosanna Sophia Ives
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1878
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: A general feeling of regret and sympathy was expressed in town yesterday when it became known that this lady, wife of Mr. Cecil Darley, Resident Engineer, had suddenly expired at her residence, Church-street. on the previous night. The deceased lady, who was the daughter of E. C. Close, Esq., of Morpeth, was only taken ill on the previous day, with what at first appeared to be a slight cough, but afterwards developed into an affection of the throat, which steadily pursued its course until death ensued, notwithstanding all that medical aid could do to avert so sad an ending. It may be consoling to Mr. Darley to know that in his hour of sorrow, he has the cordial sympathy of all with whom she has come in contact; and unmixed feelings of regret are felt by those who were privileged with the acquaintance of his late amiable and estimable lady. The funeral will take place to-day, and a special train is announced to leave the Newcastle station this morning at 10 o clock, for Morpeth, to convey the remains to their last resting place in that town

Item: 202923
Surname: Darley (obit)
First Name: Cecil West
Ship: -
Date: 22 October 1928
Place: London
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: Death in London, of Mr. Cecil West Darley, formerly engineer in chief for Harbours and Rivers in the New South Wales Public Works Department. He was 86 years of age. The late Mr. Darley recently met with an accident while crossing Regent-street, London

Item: 203114
Surname: Davenport (obit)
First Name: Joseph
Ship: 1883
Date: 23 December 1905
Place: Adamstown
Source: NMH
Details: The funeral of Mr. Joseph Davenport took place on Thursday and was attended by a large circle of friends and sympathisers. Mr. Davenport, who was in his 69th year, arrived in Australia 22 years ago from Oldham, Lancashire. He came direct to Adamstown, where he settled down with his family and conducted a successful grocery business. Deceased was an active member of the MUIOOF of which body he was a member for upwards of half a century. He was closely associated with the church from his boyhood and always an active teacher in the Sabbath School…Mr. Davenport was attacked by fever three weeks ago, but the immediate cause of death was heart failure. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. John Scharkie of the Methodist Church

Item: 203684
Surname: Davison (obit)
First Name: Alexander Clarke
Ship: -
Date: 20 June 1863
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: We regret to have to record the death of Mr. A. C. Davison, the inspector of the railway permanent way, and a resident of Newcastle, who died on 12th June. The occasion of his death, we are informed was a fit of apoplexy, which terminated fatally in its first attack. The lamented gentleman leaves a family to deplore his loss

Item: 197030
Surname: Dawes (obit)
First Name: Richard
Ship: -
Date: 6 February 1897
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Another of our old residents, Mr. Richard Dawes, has just passed away at the age of 73 years. Mr. Dawes, who was born on the Hawkesbury, came to this district when a boy with the late Mr. Howe, who was ono of the discoverers of Patrick Plains. He remained with the Howe family for many years and subsequently acquired some land at Newrigton, near Singleton where he settled down for the rest of his days. He married and leaves a grown up family, one of his sons being the well-known Mr. A. H. Dawes, the breeder of some of the beat draught horses on tbe Hunter. Messrs. E. L. and R. J. Dawes are two other sons of deceased. Mr. Dawes was a general favourite in the district with young and old and his musical tastes and other sociable attributes mode him a pleasant companion at many social gatherings up to within resent years. For a long time past Mr. Dawes had been suffering from an internal complaint which could only be removed by a surgical operation, but owing to the weak state of his heart it became dangerous to perform such an operation, which could only be successfully carried out with the assistance of chloroform. His medical attendants therefore declined to undertake the groat risk attending such an operation, and advised him to abstain from any exercise that could be avoided, and acting on that advice, Mr. Dawes had for a considerable time past become a quiet patient in his home and submitted to the inevitable, death ending his sufferings on Thursday morning, 28th ult.

Item: 162427
Surname: Day (obit.,)
First Name: Edward Denny
Ship: -
Date: 9 May 1876
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mr. Edward Denny Day. A gentleman who has been withdrawn for many years from active life by sickness, died at his residence in East Maitland on Saturday morning last. Mr. Edward Denny Day was previous to an attack of paralysis, and after the attack till increasing feebleness compelled him to resign his public duties, police magistrate o f Maitland, and had occupied that responsible office for so long a time that his name was historical in connection with it. At one period of his life, Mr. Day made a considerable figure in the public eye by a gallant capture of a noted bushranging gang who had established a reign of terror in the district of the Upper Hunter. Mr. Day's career as police magistrate in Maitland was not continuous; he held the position in the very early times, was removed to Port Macquarie, and returned on the death of Major Crummer, remaining in office till his sickness obliged him to retire. Mr. Day was admirably fitted for the duties of the magisterial bench. He possessed a keen intelligence, an active mind, and very wide practical knowledge of the law. By some people he was charged with harshness and tyranny, and it must be admitted that in his administration of the law, he made it a terror to evildoers. That is rather a virtue than a failing in the dispenser of justice. His stern manner detracted materially from the estimation in which he was held by people generally, but although he made a few mistakes, his decisions on the bench were almost invariably distinguished by strict equity. He had held office at a time when rigour was specially called for from a magistrate, and when a stern enforcement of the law was an essential to social security. He was a faithful public servant , always doing his duty honourably ; and if the manner of an older and worse day was sometimes a little too rugged for the improved state of society in his later time, we can pardon it for the sake of such conspicuous fidelity. In public matters Mr. Day took such part as his position permitted, and his last extra magisterial appearance in public was, if we mistake not, as chairman of the first meeting called in this district to express detestation of the attack on Prince Alfred in 1868. It was on a Saturday afternoon, two or three days after the occurrence, when men's minds were newly-stirred by the event, and the writer has a vivid remembrance of the emotion visible on the stern face of the chairman, who, in his opening speech, referred to the country the assassin,-" a land which he loved dearly and well," for it was his own mother-land, Ireland.

Item: 200094
Surname: Dibbs (obit)
First Name: John Campbell
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1899
Place: -
Source: NMH
Details: Death of Mr. John Campbell Dibbs, brother of Sir George and Mr. T. A. Dibbs. The deceased gentleman was born in Sydney in 1831. He was educated at the Australian College under the supervision of Dr. Lang. At the age of 14 he left the college and joined the firm of Campbell and Co of Campbells Wharf. After some years work there he commenced business for himself as accountant and financial agent. He also established a merchants business at Newcastle. For some time he has lived a retired life with his wife and family in Macquarie street, Sydney. He filled the duties of auditor for the Sydney University and the Savings Bank in Barrack street, the firm of Tooth and co and the North Shore Ferry Company. Leaves a widow and three sons and one daughter

Item: 161645
Surname: Dickson (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 2 May 1863
Place: Holmwood, Newtown
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MR. JAMES DICKSON, M.L.A.-It is with very "real regret, which will be shared in by a numerous circle of friends and by,the public generally, that we have to record the death, at his residence, Holmwood, Newtown, yesterday evening of Mr. James Dickson, M.L.A.............................

Item: 165764
Surname: Dines (obit.,)
First Name: Richard
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1876
Place: -
Source: Clarence and Richmond Examiner
Details: Death of Mr. Richard Dines. Good sportsmen throughout Australia will join in the regret with which we tell of the death of Mr. Richard dines, which resulted suddenly from a fit of apoplexy a few days ago at Merriwa. For years past Mr. Dines has occupied a prominent position among the breeders and runners of racehorses in this colony; and for straightforward, blunt honour and honesty he has always been remarkable. He purchased the important Lord of the Hills shortly after that horse s arrival in the colony, and kept him until very lately, always maintaining him to be the premier sire of the colonies, and stoutly upholding the vast superiority of the Touchstone blood. As owner of Kyogle, he was one of the principals in the law suit arising out of the match between that horse and Traveller, some twelve or thirteen years ago, and with a dogged determination and perseverance which always distinguished him, he fought the battle step by step, until the Privy Council chamber was reached. For some years he resided at Hambledon Hill near Singleton where he had a choice breeding stud, including the imported mares Regulem, Mainstay, Amethyst and Miss Cotherstone; and was very successful as a breeder, as is testified by his sending on to the turf Hambledon Hill, Glencoe, the Italian, Orlando, Little Dick, Amethyst, Paradise, Parasite, Croydon, Westminister, and others all winners of big races, from the Produce Stakes of the A.J.C. to the Melbourne Cup and Queens s Plate of our southern neighbours. He also imported, with one of his mares Mr. Tindale s Gemma di Vergy, who has of late years become so justly celebrated as the sire of Myrtle King of the West, Eros and other such. There was no truer sportsman ever lived; he bred horses for the pure love of the animal and he trained them because It was his pride to see them run Mr. Dines was an excellent neighbour, a kind and faithful friend, always popular in his own neighbourhood, and he never appeared to more advantage than when extending hospitality to those who visited him at his home. With many eccentricities, he was exceedingly kind hearted and liberal; and no greater tribute need be paid his memory than to say that those people who really needed his unostentatious good offices are those by whom he will be most sorely missed.

Item: 197834
Surname: Dobson (obit)
First Name: Rev. Joseph S
Ship: -
Date: 2 February 1905
Place: Gundagai
Source: Wagga Wagga Advertiser
Details: DEATH OF REV. J. S. DOBSON. A most melancholy and sad event took place at Gundagai on Thursday evening last, when the Rev. J. S. Dobson, the highly esteemed rector of the Anglican Church there, succumbed to an attack of paralysis of the brain, which came on extremely suddenly. Deceased was a native of Devonshire, England, where he was born in February 25, 1846. The death of the Rev. Mr. Dobson will be a severe blow to the parish, which was fortunate to have secured such a talented rector. His ser- mons were masterpieces of English oratory, and his appeals from the pulpit were so earnest as to quicken the best impulses that were in men. He was not only one of the most eloquent preachers in the service of the Church of England in this State, but he was a most active and thoughtful organiser, having a few years ago traversed the diocese as collector for the Century fund.

Item: 196941
Surname: Donaldson (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 15 June 1896
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: A VERY old resident of Newcastle, Mr. William Donaldson, died at his residence, Newcomen-street, on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Donaldson, who had reached the advanced age of 83 years, had only been confined to his bed for three days, but upon being seen by his medical adviser on Saturday it was observed that he was failing rapidly, and whilst the family were seated at dinner the old gentleman passed peacefully away. Mr. Donaldson had resided in the district for upwards of 60 years, and as far back as the forties he took an active part in developing the coal mines of the district, several of which he worked to a big advantage. Later on he became identified with the tweed factory at Stockton and several other industries that will always keep the name of Donaldson green in the memories of Newcastle residents. The old gentleman was highly respected, and he leaves behind a family-three sons and three daughters esteemed by everybody who has the pleasure of their acquaintance. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their bereavement. One of the daughters is married to Mr. W. Smith, road superintendent, and ono of the sons, Mr. Charles Donaldson, is in the Newcastle s town clerk s office. The funeral of the deceased gentleman took place yesterday afternoon, and was very largely attended, many of Newcastle s oldest residents taking part in the obsequies out of respect to the departed pioneer.

Item: 197839
Surname: Douglass (obit)
First Name: Rev. Arthur
Ship: -
Date: 29 March 1878
Place: Mackay
Source: The Armidale Express
Details: Death, after a long illness, of the Rev. Arthur Douglass, B.A., Rector of Trinity Church, Mackay. The late Mr. Douglass was the son of Dr. Douglass, of Douglass Park, near Parramatta, New South Wales, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his degree. After taking orders, he laboured in various parts of England, previous to returning to Australia, after which he was engaged at parish work at Parramatta and Wollongong. The rev. gentleman was appointed to the church at Mackay, by Bishop Hale. Notwithstanding his advanced age, he was of an active and sanguine temperament, and worked hard for the good of his church and people, and his genial kindly nature had endeared him to all. The funeral was one of the largest we have seen in Mackay, and the services of the church were conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which the deceased gentleman was a member

Item: 132427
Surname: Dove (obit)
First Name: Rev. William Woodman
Ship: -
Date: 26 March 1867
Place: Jerrys Plains
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Died on Monday 25th March. Buried in St. James Cemetery, Jerrys Plains. - Death of the Rev. W. W. Dove - It is with much regret that we have to record the demise of the Rev William Woodman Dove, incumbent of Jerrys Plains and Falbrook, whose death took place at the parsonage, Jerrys Plains, at an early hour on Saturday morning last. The deceased, who was quite a young man, only thirty-five years of age, leaves behind him a sorrowing widow and four helpless young orphans. Mr. Dove had been suffering for a considerable time past from valvular disease of the heart and for the past two months he was obliged, in consequence of the inroads made upon his constitution by the extension of the disease, to desist from the performance of his usual clerical duties, to which he was attached with extreme devotion. For several weeks past his medical attendants gave up all hopes of his recovery. The deceased clergyman was much esteemed for his many amiable qualities both by his numerous and wide-spread congregation as well as by his brother ministers and the bishop of the diocese. As an instance of the attachment of his brother clergymen to the de- ceased, we may state that the Rev. James Blackwood, of Singleton, the Rev. Mr. White, of Muswellbrook, and the Rev Mr Wilson, of Cassilis, attended frequently at the sick bed of their departed friend, although having to travel considerable distances to his residence. The Rev. W. W Dove had been in charge of the parishes of Jerrys Plains and Falbrook for upwards of eight years, he having succeeded the Rev. Joseph Cooper. Mr Dove s death will cause another vacancy in the list of clergymen in receipt of a Crown stipend under Sir Richard Bourke s Act.

Item: 174204
Surname: Dowling (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Christopher Vincent
Ship: -
Date: 3 January 1874
Place: Newcastle
Source: Freemans Journal
Details: Obituary {Extract} Rev. Dowling was born in the city of Dublin in the year 1789. He was educated at a College of the Dominican Fathers in Lisbon and afterwards joined their order. When he completed his studies there he returned to Dublin and was ordained priest by Dr. Murray in 1814, one year prior to the battle of Waterloo. He was appointed the sub prior of his order; but had to leave Ireland on account of failing health. he went to France, and had charge of a small parish near Bordeaux where he remained for several years. He was given a mission in the Isle of Wight for 9 or 10 months; after that he served in London for a time. He was appointed Roman Catholic Chaplain to New South Wales.

Item: 162228
Surname: Dumaresq (obit.,)
First Name: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1838
Place: Port Stephens
Source: The United Service Magazine
Details: DEATHS. We have to record, with unfeigned regret the death of Lieutenant- Colonel Henry Dumaresq , an old and much-valued associateone of the survivors or Waterloo, who, from his years, might have expected to see many additional anniversaries of that great victory; but the severe wound he received on that memorable occasion, though temporarily subdued, eventually conquered by inducing paralysis, which finally carried him off at the age of 46, on the 5th of March last, at the establishment of the Australian Agricultural Company in New South Wales, in the management of whose large concerns as Chief Commissioner he succeeded a most distinguished member of the sister profession, Captain Sir Edward Parry. R.N., and repeatedly received the thanks of the Directors for his able and zealous conduct in the superintendence of the affairs of the Company Lieutenant-Colonel Dumaresq entered the army at the early age of 16, and, as detailed in an official record of his services at the Horse Guards: ** He served in eight campaigns, of which six were in the Peninsula, one in Canada, and the last, that of Waterloo. "He was present in the thirteen battles for which medals were bestowed, besides many affairs of outposts, of advance and rear-guards; also at the sieges of Badajo* and Burgos, and at the assault of the forts of Salamanca: on the two former occasions he served as a volunteer with the Engineers, and on the latter (again a volunteer) being the foremost person in the assault of that redoubt, he received from the officer in command of the Vittoria Convent the terms of his capitulation, which document he delivered to the Duke of Wellington. "He attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel after nine years' service, and was gazetted to that grade in June, 1817, for services in the field. He was employed on the Staff upwards of eighteen years, and out of twenty-six years' service he was employed upwards of twenty two years abroad. He was twice dangerously wounded." At the battle of Waterloo he was on the Staff of Lieut.-General Sir John Byng, now Lord Strafford, and was shot through the lungs at Hougoumont; but, being at the time charged with a message for the Duke of Wellington, he, in spite of such a wound, reached the Duke, and delivered his message before he fellbeing the officer of whom the anecdote is told by Sir Walter Scott in -Paul's Letters to his Kinsfolk," as follows:*' Amid the havoc which had been made among his immediate attendants, his Grace sent off an officer (Dumaresq ) to a General of Brigade, in another part of the field, with a message of importance; in returning he was shot through the lungs, but, as if supported by the resolution to do his duty, he rode up to the Duke of Wellington, delivered the answer to his message and then dropped from his horse, to all appearance a dying man." He is also mentioned in " Booth's Anecdotes of the Field of Waterloo."' The ball was never extracted, and is considered to have been the eventual cause of his premature death, by an unfavourable change of position in the neighbourhood of some vital part. It is, perhaps, not saying too much to assert, that of the many officers of superior merit whom the late war, so fertile in heroes, brought forth, no officer of his rank was of more distinguished merit than the subject of this memoir; in proof of which it is probably only necessary to refer to the fact here enumerated, and to the rapid promotion with which his services were rewarded. It may .however be proper to advert further to the last testimonial received from the Horse Guards by Lieutenant-Colonel Dumaresq , when about to retire from the army in the year 1834, in the following words, viz.; ** Nobody is more sensible Lord Hill is of the value of your services, and of the Zeal and gallantry which you applied to the discharge of your duty, whenever an opportunity was offered you of displaying those qualities." In private life in talents and various merits and acquirements and his many highly endearing qualities, won for him the regard and esteem of a very numerous circle of attached friends, and secured the affections of his immediate relations. He was married in the year 1828 to Elizabeth Sophia, daughter of the late Hon. Augustus Richard Butler Danvers, son of Brinsley second Earl of Lanesborough, and has left his widow and seven young children to lament his irreparable loss. It is to be hoped that some of his sons may hereafter adorn the profession of which their father was so distinguished an ornament

Item: 197864
Surname: Dunne (obit)
First Name: Rev. John Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 16 November 1867
Place: Manley
Source: Freeman s Journal
Details: The Rev. J. T. Dunne, passed into a happier and better world, after a protracted and a. painful illness, on Tuesday last. The few particulars which we could gather of his life and labours among us, we subjoin, beseeching all to pray for the eternal repose of his soul. The Rev. Father Dunne was 38 years of age, and, like most of his fellow-priests in the British colonies, he claimed Ireland as his birth-place, having been born in Callan, County of Kilkenny. At a very early age he showed dispositions which indicated that he was chosen by the Almighty for the service of the altar, and his pious parents in order to cherish this feeling, sent him when very young to a school in his native place, conducted by a community of Augustinians. Here he remained a few years giving every satisfaction to his superiors, until he was removed to the diocesan college of Kilkenny, where he went through the necessary classical course to fit him for the higher studies, which were to prepare him for the priesthood. With age the same happy dispositions increased, until he was convinced that his lot was casts among the few who are to labor for the spiritual benefit of their fellow-beings. While pursuing his studies he began to experience a desire to| devote himself to foreign missions, and when the moment of choice arrived he willingly sacrificed country, friends and relatives, and decided to attach himself to the mission of New South Wales. For this purpose he entered the Missionary College of Carlow, where for five years he studied his theology and prepared him self by prayer and study for his future life. He was ordained at the close of 1854, by the late Right Rev. Dr. Healy, Bishop of Kildare, and Leighlin; the successor to the celebrated and talented J. K. L., Bishop Doyle. After a few weeks spent in visiting his friends and preparing for the voyage, Father Dunne embarked for Australia and arrived in Sydney in 1855, in company with Fathers Birch and White, both of whom are now engaged on this mission. On his landing he was at once sent to assist his former college companion, the Rev. T. McCarthy of Armidale, where he was principally occupied in ministering to the spiritual wants of the Catholics of the northern portion of New England, and the districts of the Clarence and Richmond Rivers. After passing six years in the labor of this extensive mission he was appointed first to the Singleton and afterwards to the important district of West Maitland. Apparently of a robust constitution, the privations and hardships of so many years of bush life had told against his constitution, and while in West Maitland the symptoms of the disease which eventually terminated in his death began to show themselves. After a few months of suffering his medical advisers recommended a change of air, and as the mission of Penrith was vacant he was appointed to it in hopes that his health would improve in that salubrious district, lying at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The disease was too deep seated and baffled all the skill of the doctor, and slowly but surely Father Dunne was sinking under the consumption which was destroying his vital organs. Very often he was unable to perform his spiritual duties and latterly he has been compelled to have the assistance of a fellow-priest. A few months since symptoms of an enlargement of the liver began to show themselves and greatly aggravated the original disease. Three weeks ago he was seized with a more serious attack than on any previous occasion and was visited by his Grace the Archbishop, who recommended his removal for a few days to Manly Beach. He followed the advice and went to reside at the Clarendon Hotel, Manly Beach, kept by the Misses Homer, where he received every care and attention. Dr. Gilhooly visited him there and did all that medical skill could to alleviate his sufferings. His days were, however, numbered, for on yesterday week the symptoms became alarming, and his friends could see that he had not many days to live. He was daily visited by some of the clergy and by none oftener than his fellow labourer and college companion, Father M cCarthy of St. Benedicts. His Grace the Archbishop also went to Manly to see him. During his parting hours he I received the last rites of the church and during the afternoons of Tuesday last he calmly expired, and gave up his soul into the hands of its Maker

Item: 197036
Surname: Durham (obit)
First Name: Mrs. William
Ship: -
Date: 9 November 1900
Place: Strathfield; Cockfighters Creek
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Mrs. William Durham, senior, widow of the William Durham of Wombo, Cockfighters Creek, died at her residence at Strathfield on Wednesday at the advanced ago of 83 years. For. A great many years (nearly half a century) the deceased Lady was a resident of this district, where she was highly respected for her many excellent qualities, the old home stead at Wombo being renowned for its hospitality. To the poor and afflicted the deceased lady proved always a sterling friend,, and she ever took an active part in all movements tending to ameliorate the condition and improve the happiness of her less fortunate fellowmen. Mrs. Durham leaves one son, Mr. W. J. H. Durham, of Springfield, Warkworth ; a married daughter, Mrs. Hill, residing in Sydney ; and Miss Durham, also a number of grandchildren. The body of the deceased was brought to Singleton for burial.

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