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Blaxland, John (1799–1884)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The Hon. John Blaxland, M.L.C., died on Saturday, 26th January, at the Hermitage, Ryde, in his 83rd year. He was a very old colonist. Mr. Blaxland was a member of the Legislative Council for 20 years, having been appointed on the 21th November, 1863. For some time he was one of the directors of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. He did not occupy a prominent position in connection with politics, but was active in advocating the erection of the handsome bridges which extend over the Parramatta and Iron Cove. Mr. Blaxland's last attendance in the Council was on January 3, 1883. In consequence of ill-health he had been granted leave of absence.

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