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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.


 
Item: 166541
Surname: Hetherington (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Irving
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1875
Place: Melbourne
Source: Gippsland Times
Details: We regret to have to announce the death of the Rev. Irving Hetherington , which took place at the Manse, Hotham street, East Melbourne, at a quarter-past 9 o'clock on Monday morning. He had been in failing health for a long time past. A few days ago a severe cold settled upon him, and it was soon apparent that he could not rally. On Sunday he passed into a semi-unconscious condition, from which he never recovered, and died at the hour named. In point of ministerial seniority, Mr Hetherington was much the oldest Presbyterian clergyman in this colony, his connexion with the Collin street Church dating from April, 1847. He was the son of a Scottish farmer, and was born at Whaite, in the parish o f Ruthwell, Dumfries shire, on the 23rd July,1809, and was therefore 66 years of age at the time of his death. After his ordination he was employed as a missionary in Edinburgh. In the early part of 1837 he was sent out to Sydney by the Colonial Committee of the Church of Scotland. His first charge in New South Wales was that of Singleton, which included Patrick's Plains. This was a pastorate 100 miles square, and its oversight involved an amount of labour which none but a young man could have accomplished. To ride 50or 60 miles a day in the bush for several consecutive days, carrying provisions and sleeping at times under a gum tree, was no uncommon experience in a country minister's duties at that time. After Mr Hetherington's arrival in Melbourne, to succeed the Rev. James Forbes at the Scots' Church, he took a great interest in the negotiations for the union of the Presbyterian Churches, and worked assiduously for its accomplishment, which he witnessed in April, 1859. From that time he officiated as clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, with the exception of one year, when the honour of the moderator's chair was conferred upon him. In consequence of Mr Hetheringtons advanced age and feeble health, arrangements were recently made for his retirement from the active charge of the congregation (his status as senior minister to be retained) on the arrival of the Rev. Charles Strong, who is on his way to this colony in the ship Bin Cruachan He died, however, in harness. Mr Hetherington leaves four grown-up children. His wife, it will be remembered, died, suddenly two years ago. His unaffected manners and kindly disposition endeared him to numbers outside of his own denomination, and there are few old colonists whose loss will be so widely mourned. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon


 
Item: 201312
Surname: Hewison (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 17 December 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: There passed away at his residence, Tyrrell street yesterday morning, a very old resident of Newcastle in the person of Mr. George Hewison, who was for many years connected with the shipping and coal trade of the port. Some three weeks ago the deceased gentleman caught, a severe cold, which necessitated confinement to his room. He gradually became worse and passed away at dawn on Tuesday. The late Mr. Hewison was a native of Kirkwall (Orkney) ; and there, as a young man, he studied law. In 1853 he went out to Adelaide, where he became interested in shipping pursuits, first in the office of the Hon. W. Scott; and later with Captain Henry Simpson. In 1866 he came to Newcastle for Captain Simpson, to control and extend the business of the then famous Black Diamond Line of sailing vessels, and also the Waratah Smelting Works, positions, he held until Captain Simpson s death . Later on, he became secretary of the Ferndale Colliery Company, and continued so until the works were closed. Mr. Hewison was for several years an alderman of the Borough Council, and was one of the early Justices of the Peace, and in company with Mr. Edward Parnell, and the late Mr. H. Scott, frequently sat to dispense justice in the old days. He was a prominent Freemason, and was presented with a gold watch by the lodge at Adelaide in 1857, upon his retirement from the position of the master. Waratah Lodge was formed by him and throughout his residence here, he ever took a keen interest in all matters relating to the order. Mr. Hewison married in Adelaide, his wife, who was a daughter of the Rev. Charles Watt, having died about four years ago. Mr. Hewison leaves a grown up family, including Mrs. Lupton (Melbourne), Mrs. R.B. Stewart, Bank of New South Wales, Hunter Street West, Newcastle, Mrs. Cooper (Cobar), Misses E. and F. Hewison, and Messrs. Horace and Hereward Hewison. The funeral will leave the deceased s late residence at 2.30 p.m. today for Sandgate.


 
Item: 198408
Surname: Hill (obit)
First Name: Dr. John James
Ship: -
Date: 20 December 1882
Place: Lambton
Source: NMH
Details: Numerous residents in this district will regret to hear of the death of Dr. John James Hill, J.P., which took place at his residence yesterday morning (Tuesday), a little after eight o clock. The deceased gentleman had been confined to his house for over three weeks. During the last week he was very unwell, and on Monday had a slight fit of apoplexy, the effects of which passed off towards evening, when he seemed somewhat better. Early on Tuesday morning, after a restless night, he experienced a return of the attack, and did not again regain consciousness, The late Dr. Hill came to reside in Lambton about fifteen years ago, bringing with him the highest qualifications. During the whole of that period he has done a large and lucrative business. He was surgeon to the Lambton, New Lambton, and Waratah collieries, honorary surgeon to the Newcastle Hospital, and medical officer of various Friendly Societies. He was an alderman of the municipality of Lambton for several years, and twice held the position of Mayor, and was serving his second term of office in that capacity in the present municipal year. He was also a Justice of the Peace, and member of the Local School Board, and, in fact, took an active part in all public matters connected with the district. The funeral is announced to take place this day (Wednesday) in the North Waratah Cemetery.


 
Item: 184784
Surname: Hill (obit)
First Name: Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 19 August 1902
Place: Singleton
Source: Singleton Argus
Details: The death of another very old resident of the district, in the person of Mr Joseph Hill, occurred on Sunday morning last at about 2 a.m. The deceased was a native of Leicester, in England, and was over 82 years of age at the time of his demise. He had resided in this district for some 45 years, and was for many years in the service of Mr John Alford, at Maryvale, Jerrys Plains, where he was regarded as faithful and trustworthy. Of late years, the deceased had resided with Mrs Atkinson, of George-street, Singleton, and, on account of his great age, was very feeble, mentally and physically. He had been attended, occasionally, by Dr. Bowman, but it was evident for some time that a natural senile decay was setting in, and that the end was approaching. Deceased was tenderly cared for by Mrs Atkinson up to the time of his demise, and the mortal remains were interred in the Anglican cemetery yesterday.


 
Item: 178374
Surname: Hobbs (obit.,)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 14 April 1871
Place: Wollongong
Source: Illawarra Mercury
Details: Death of Mr. William Hobbs. We regret to have to record the decease of Mr. William Hobbs, who, for the past five years and a half, occupied the position of Governor of the Gaol in this town. For a considerable time past Mr. Hobbs was in a failing state of health, (we believe from an affection of the heart and liver), and about six months ago he obtained a month s leave of absence, and visited some other parts of the colony, but experienced little benefit from the change. Latterly it became painfully evident that he was gradually sinking, and on Sunday, the 2nd instant, his illness assumed an alarming aspect, and Dr. Morton then pronounced that all hopes of his recovery were at an end. He lingered, however, under much pain, until Friday night last, when a violent attack of his disease again came on, and death put an end to his suffering about half-past two o clock on Saturday morning. The deceased occupied the position of Chief Constable in the Northern districts for many years, and for two or three years prior to his appointment to Wollongong, he was Governor of the Gaol at Windsor. Mr. Hobbs was very much and deservedly respected by all who knew him. In a sentence, he was a most efficient and assiduous officer, an affectionate husband and father, and an unobtrusive and esteemed member of society. He leaves behind him a widow and a. large and respectable family (several of whom are comparatively young), to deplore their loss. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Church of England Burial-ground last Sabbath, having first been taken into the Church. The Rev. Dean Ewing conducted the service, and a large number of the inhabitants paid their last respects to the departed by following his remains to their final resting-place.


 
Item: 161636
Surname: Hogue (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Isabella Sophia
Ship: -
Date: 22 January 1929
Place: Vaucluse
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MRS. I. S. HOGUE. Mrs. Isabella Sophia Hogue, who died at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. E. Horler), at Vaucluse last week, was an old resident of the Newcastle district. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Hancock, she was born 68 years ago at Dungog. Her husband, Mr. John Hogue, died 11 years ago. He was employed In the railway workshops at Newcastle. She leaves two sons (Messrs. J. F. and T. W. Hogue) and two daughtcrs (Mesdames S. Harper and E. Horler). Cannon 0. C. J. Van officiated at the graveside, in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate Cemetery. The mourners Included Messrs. F. Hancock, H. Hancock, and O. Hancock (brothers), Mesdames G. Gorton, \V. Fitness, and O. Irwin (sisters), Messrs. J. F. and T. W. Hogue, Mesdames S, Harper and E. Horler, and Messrs. S. Harper and E. Horler (sons in-law)


 
Item: 161638
Surname: Hooke (nee Mackay) (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Sybella Jane
Ship: -
Date: 14 May 1941
Place: Dungog
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MRS. SYBELLA HOOKE. Mrs Sybella Jane Hooke, who died at Dungog recently, at the age of 86 had lived in the district since 1855. She was the widow of Mr Frederlrk Augustus Hooke whom she married in 1874. Both she and her husband were members of pioneering families. Mrs Hooke's father was the late Mr. George Mackay who settled in Australia with his parents in 1833. He became leader of the Clan Mackay in Scotland a few years later but did not leave Australia to assume the title.


 
Item: 188922
Surname: Hughes (obit)
First Name: William Edmund
Ship: -
Date: 8 March 1934
Place: Branxton
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: The oldest pioneer of the Branxton district, Mr. William Edmund Hughes, of McMullen s road, East Branxton, celebrated the 90th anniversary of his birth day on Monday. Mr. Hughes was born at West Maitland on March 5, 1841, at. a place located where Hart s jewellery shop now stands. At the time his father, who was a native of Wales, was a pilot on one of the boats at Newcastle. When Mr. Edmund was four months old his parents moved to Branxton, where his father became keeper of the Don O Connell Public House and since then Mr. Hughes has not been away from this locality for more than twelve months. He attended school first in Maitland under the tuition of a schoolmaster named Mr Dunne, and later a private school situated in those days on the site of the present resldence of Mr. C. Edmonds, sen., at East Branxton. At the age of 14 years Mr. Hughes started as a carrier, chiefly drawing produce from the northern towns to be loaded on the boats at Morpeth, and taking other necessaries back to these towns, travelling per bullock team as far west as Dubbo from Maitland


 
Item: 170511
Surname: Hungerford (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 27 March 1897
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Obituary of Robert R. Hungerford of Bush Villa near Owlpen not far from Maitland. Husband of Ellen nee Winder. Son of Emanual Hungerford who was the original proprietor of Farley Estate. He was a brother of Mrs. Chapman wife of Rev. Robert Chapman and a brother of Septimus, Thomas and Percy Hungerford


 
Item: 201308
Surname: Ireland (obit)
First Name: Albert
Ship: -
Date: 26 December 1904
Place: Mayfield
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Albert Ireland, eldest son of the late Mr. Jesse Ireland, died at his residence, Mayfield, yesterday afternoon, after an illness extending over twelve months. The deceased gentleman who was in his 35th year, was well known in local business circles, having for some time acted as manager for the firm of Ireland in Newcastle. Upon relinquishing that position through ill health, Mr. Ireland visited Japan, and subsequently he proceeded to the islands, but returned to Newcastle very little improved in health. Yesterday morning he appeared to be much better, but as the afternoon wore on dangerous symptoms set in, and death ensued quite unexpectedly. Mr. Ireland leaves a wife and one child, a little boy aged five years, and general regret will be felt at his death. The funeral will leave deceased s late residence, Westmead, for Waratah station and thence to Sandgate


 
Item: 197037
Surname: Jackson (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 20 September 1927
Place: Singleton
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: A well known grazier, Mr. Thomas Jackson, of Toryburn, Bridgman. died yesterday afternoon, at the age of 80. He was a native of Mudgee, but had lived in the Singleton district for over 50 years. For a number of years he managed the Oaklands Estate for the late Mr. Alex. Bowman, and afterwards he looked after Dulwich Estate, then owned by Mrs. Smart. Eight years ago he acquired Tory- burn. He was a member of the committee of the Northern Agricultural Association until advancing years caused his retirement. He left a widow and one son, Mr. Reginald Jackson, who is well known in cricketing circles.


 
Item: 201310
Surname: James (obit)
First Name: Arthur
Ship: -
Date: 4 June 1940
Place: Pymble
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Mr. Arthur James was admitted as a solicitor in 1896 and came to Newcastle to begin his practice He became one of the most successful pleaders in the courts at Newcastle and was recognised by fellow members of his profession as a hard fighter for his clients There were many lively verbal clashes when Arthur James who had a quick wit was fighting a case. He was chosen as one of three Commissioners to inquire into the big subsidence of coal lands on Shepherds Hill more than 20 years ago. Many houses were damaged in what was known as the creep, and it was the duty of the Royal Commission to consider all aspects of the subsidence with particular reference to possible claims for action. Apart from his legal practice Mr James took a great interest in public affairs. He was chosen as a member of the old Borough Council of Newcastle and his talents were soon recognised. He became Mayor of Newcastle about 1906 He was Mayor when Hunter-street was extended from Watt-street to Telford-street, and during his term the first big scheme of beach improvements was begun. Mr James also identified himself with the Newcastle movement for Federation, and was closely associated with Mr. J. D Fitzgerald, then a Minister of the Crown. Mr James s interests extended to the cultural life of the city and district, and he became a member, and shortly afterwards President of the Newcastle School of Arts He was one of the advocates of the big changes which meant that the School of Arts would progress with the population of the city and district When Mr James left Newcastle he became an enthusiastic gardener at his home at Pymble His garden attracted a great deal of interest Mr James is survived by the widow one son Mr Bernard James, now a military officer and a daughter Mrs. Mackie of Armidale.


 
Item: 196978
Surname: James (obit)
First Name: Robert T
Ship: -
Date: 16 April 1901
Place: Maitland
Source: Evening News
Details: Mr. Robert T. James, a very old resident of the district, he having come here in 1856, died yesterday after a long illness. Deceased for many years carried on business as builder and contractor, and always took an active part in the political life of the town. He was an alderman for a long period. He was one of the founders of the Sons of Temperance Society, Maitland, and was connected with other societies. His wife predeceased him about ten years ago, but he leaves five sons. Mr. James was 83 years of age, and was a native of Welshpool, Montgomery, Wales.


 
Item: 201606
Surname: Jarvie (obit)
First Name: Walter
Ship: -
Date: 12 September 1925
Place: Newcastle district
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Walter Jarvie, whose death occur- red in a private hospital at Mosman a few days ago, was in former years a well known figure in educational circles in the Newcastle district. He was a student of the Teachers Training College, and was subsequently on the staffs of the public schools of Hamilton and Wallsend. He was then appointed head teacher of the school at Joadga Creek, near Mittagong, which was then a flourishing shale mining centre. In 1889 he returned to this district, and established the first school at West Wallsend. In 1901 he was appointed to Islington, and after being there for five years he went to Ryde. His next appoint- was to Revesby, near Bankstown, and he remained there until he resigned in July, 1924, after over 50 years service, during which he was always seriously interested in the children of the schools, and in their parents, and also in the obligations of citizenship. He is survived by his widow. A daughter is the wife of Dr. F. H. Cox, who was in Wallsend with the late Dr. John Nash, M.L.C., and later practised in Lambton after the death of Dr. A. Nash. Dr. Cox is now at Helenshurgh on the South Coast. Another daughter is married to Mr. W. J. Davey, managing director of Dearbours (Australia), Limited. One son, Mr. T. W. Jarvie, is on the staff of the High Commissioner s office. London. Other sons are Mr. J. W. Jarvie (Manly), and Mr. J. H. Jarvie (Sydney). On the occasion of the funeral the Interment took place in the Presbyterian cemetery, Rook- wood


 
Item: 196903
Surname: Jones (obit)
First Name: Helen Ann
Ship: -
Date: 5 February 1934
Place: -
Source: The North Western Courier (Narrabri)
Details: The death was recently announced of Mrs. Helen Ann Jones, aged 85 years, widow of the late Richard Jones who came to Australia in 1838. He established the Maitland Mercury newspaper. He was also Colonial Treasurer in Sir Henry Parkes time and chairman of the Commercial Banking co., Miss Jones married Mr. Lloyd Jones, third son of Mr. David Jones, one of the founders of David Jones Ltd., Sydney


 
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: 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.



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