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Barnier, Alfred William (1853–1946)

On Sunday, April 28, Mr. Alfred William Barnier passed away at the Grafton Base Hospital.

An old identity of the Clarence River, he was born on the Hunter River at East Maitland in 1853 and came to Carr's Creek at a very early age with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Barnier.

For many years he was farming and afterwards did road and bridge contract work. He later carried the mail from Whiteman to Coaldale from which occupation he retired seven years ago.

The late Mr. Barnier led an active life until a few weeks before his death. His wife died 25 years ago.

He is survived by five sons and five daughters. One daughter, Mrs. T. Higham of Eatonsville, is deceased. The remaining members of his family are: — Sons, Clarence (Southgate), Jack (Summer Hill), Eric (Glebe), Walter (Casino), Roy (Annandale); daughters, Mesdames E. North (Maclean), E. Bunting (Petersham, E. L. Walmsley (Annandale), A. G. Hammond (Epping), J. C. Massey (Mylneford). There are 35 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and four sisters also survive. They are Messrs. T. Barnier (Woodford Leigh), George (Whiteman), Albert (Lawrence), Edward (U.S.A.), Les (Whiteman) and Mesdames L. Lunney (Grafton). J. Smith (Palmer's Island), I. White (Sydney) and M. Quail (Grafton).

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'Barnier, Alfred William (1853–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barnier-alfred-william-25563/text33890, accessed 18 October 2019.

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