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Blue, Neil (1846–1893)

Mr. Neil Blue, the well-known and universally respected landlord of the Melbourne Hotel, died at the hotel last night after an illness of several days duration. He appeared to be getting better during the early part of the evening, but expired with unexpected suddenness of about half-past nine. The illness of the deceased gentlemen was brought on through exposure and severe chill during the great flood, when he was in the water a good deal. Mr. Blue was one of our oldest residents, and had been proprietor and landlord of the Melbourne Hotel for the last 20 years. The news of his death will be received with sincere regret, not alone in Maryborough, but far afield, and especially amongst the travelling public up and down the coast. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3 p.m.

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'Blue, Neil (1846–1893)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/blue-neil-28150/text35851, accessed 25 April 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1846
Campbelltown, Argyllshire, Scotland

Death

24 February 1893
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

liver dysfunction

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