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Baynes, William Henry (1833–1898)

Private cable advices received in Brisbane on the 5th inst. announced the death of Mr. William Baynes in Batavia. Mr. Baynes was visiting Batavia on behalf of his firm (Messrs. Baynes Bros., of Brisbane) with a view to arranging with the Netherlands India Company for a three years' supply of canned and salt meat, and this transaction he had just successfully completed when he was carried off by an attack of acute meningitis. At one time Mr. Baynes represented the Burnett electorate in the Queensland Assembly, and was well known and highly respected in Brisbane commercial and pastoral circles, especially in connection with the Graziers' Butchering Company. He attained the age of 65 years.

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'Baynes, William Henry (1833–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/baynes-william-henry-89/text89, accessed 18 October 2018.

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