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Auld, John (1841–1920)

In our last issue we recorded the death of an old and respected resident of Yahl Paddock, in the person of Mr. John Auld. He was born at Wigton, near Glasgow, on September 8, 1841, and was thus in his 79th year. He left Scotland as a lad of 17 years, and sailed for New Zealand, where he resided for three years. He then left for Melbourne, and later went to Adelaide, where he worked for his uncle, the late Mr Auld, the founder of the Auldana vineyards. Leaving his uncle he went to Underdale, where he worked for the late Mr. Thos. Hardy, as a gardener. While in Adelaide he married Miss Catherine Radford Knightly in 1867. Fifty years ago he travelled overland to Mount Gambier, and took up his residence at Yahl, where for a number years he was engaged in hop-growing and other work. In 1881 he paid a visit to Adelaide to see the exhibition, and on his return was shipwrecked in the Euro, which went ashore near Cape Banks. About four years ago Mr. and Mrs. Auld celebrated their golden wedding. Mrs. Auld died nearly two years ago. Mr Auld leaves a family of six, four daughters and two sons, also nine grandchildren. For 50 years Mr. Auld was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.

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