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Archer, Thomas Kentish (1818–1909)

The funeral of the late Mr. Thomas Kentish Archer, who died at Deloraine on Saturday, will take place to-day at 10.30 a.m. Deceased was one of the oldest identities of Launceston and Deloraine. He was the second son of the late Mr. John Archer who, accompanied by his family, arrived in Tasmania in 1831, and became a prominent figure in association with several enterprising and progressive movements in connection with the district in which he resided. His name is more especially identified with the system of farming by tenantry, which he introduced into the Deloraine and Westbury districts. The late Mr. Archer had himself been prominently connected with agricultural and church matters in those districts, and was one of the prime movers in securing the erection of that fine church, St. Mark's Church of England at Deloraine, and was also minister's churchwarden there for over 20 years. Deceased was in his 92nd year.

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'Archer, Thomas Kentish (1818–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 August 2020.

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Hertfordshire, England


3 April 1909
Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia

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