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Cadell, Thomas (1831–1896)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The remains of Mr Thomas Cadell were interred yesterday afternoon in the Church of England portion of the Waverley cemetery. The funeral was attended by representatives of the banking and other commercial interests of the city. Amongst those who were in attendance were Mr. J. R. Hill, Mr. McMillan, M.L.A., Captain McDonald, Mr J. R. French, Mr George Miller, Mr. J. T. Walker, Mr T. R. Ivey, Mr. Walter Church, Dr Mackellar, M.L.C., Mr James Doyle (of Kaloudah, Lochinvar), Mr Alfred Cadell, Mr W. E. Christian, Mr J. F. Burns, Mr. John Whitton, Mr C. M. Palmer, Mr Sydney Want, Mr W. H. Suttor, M.L.C. and Mr. Fosbery. Archdeacon Langley officiated at the grave. In addition to the particulars published in yesterday's issue, it may be stated that the late Mr Cadell arrived in New South Wales from Somersetshire in 1854, and soon thereafter took up his residence in the district of Maitland, where, in addition to attending to mercantile pursuits, in which he acquired a competence, he, took an active interest in the affairs of the Maitland Hospital, and other local institutions. He was pressed to allow himself to be nominated for election to Parliament, in which it was believed by his friends he was capable of taking a leading part on account of his extensive knowledge of the interests of the colony, and his clear, logical method of discussing any question with which he had to deal, but he manifested an aversion to the obligations of public life, and declined the proposed honour. On leaving Maitland to reside in Sydney he was entertained at a public banquet, at which he was presented with an address in acknowledgment of his usefulness as a resident of Maitland. He was appointed a member of the Legislative Council in 1882 on the nomination of the Parkes-Robertson Government, which position he eventually resigned on the eve of a visit to England. He was at one time a director of the A.S.N. Company, and was a director of the Bank of New South Wales, and of other commercial institutions, up to the time of his decease.

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'Cadell, Thomas (1831–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cadell-thomas-185/text1599, accessed 18 September 2019.

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