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Carter, George James (1866–1945)

By the death of Mr. George James Carter of "Rosebrook" Wartook, which occurred suddenly at the residence of his son, Mr. Thomas Carter, of Wartook, on Friday morning last, another of that district's early band of pioneers has passed on. Deceased, who had been in ill-health for some time, on Thursday night left his residence to see a doctor in Horsham and stayed overnight at his son's place. His death occurred unexpectedly the next morning. The late Mr. Carter, who was was 79 years of age, was born at Brim Springs, and was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Carter, who were associated with the Wartook district from its early days. At the age of 21 he married at Brim Springs to Miss Mary Elliot, who predeceased him in 1852. Mr. Carter was well known in the district for his ability as a horseman, and in spite of his age mustered sheep only a few months ago. He was also regarded as an outstanding judge of sheep. Deceased, who was held in high esteem throughout the district, is survived by three sons, Messrs. Charles, Cyril and Thomas Carter of Wartook. Another son, Robert, lost his life in the last war. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, leaving St Andrews Presbyterian Church after a service conducted by Rev. Fairlie Forrest and Mr Clark-Blanche, who also officiated at the graveside. Coffin bearers were Messrs. J. C. M; V; and K. Carter, T. Brimacombe, M. McInnes, and I. T. Bennet. Messrs. A. F. Weight & Sons carried out the funeral arrangements.

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'Carter, George James (1866–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/carter-george-james-14363/text25436, accessed 11 December 2018.

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