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Blackshaw, Edward (1833–1917)

Mr. Edward Blackshaw died at his late residence, Bradley-street, on Saturday evening at half past six o'clock, at the age of 84. He had not been in good health for about two years, but had only been confined to his bed for a week. He was a man of wonderful constitution, and, despite his great age, was active almost to the last. The cause of death was senile decay. He was born in Derbyshire, England, and came to Australia when about three years of age. His residence in Goulburn covered a period of no less than 68 years, and he was a respected citizen. He was a son of the late Mr. John Blackshaw, a brewer, who lived at East Goulburn, and who established Blackshaw's pumps, which Goulburn depended upon for many years for its supply of water. Mr. Edward Blackshaw was a brewer for some time, and later had a second-hand furniture business. Deceased leaves a widow and four sons—Messrs. George, Frederick, Selby (Goulburn), and Albert (Rockdale)—and two daughters—Mrs. L. Howard, Yarra, and Miss Florrie Blackshaw, living at home. There are 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Blackshaw, who was a brother of the late Captain Blackshaw, was the last surviving member of his father's immediate family.

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'Blackshaw, Edward (1833–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/blackshaw-edward-22017/text31989, accessed 21 July 2019.

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