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Charnock, William Henry (1823–1903)

Mr. William Henry Charnock died at East Adelaide on Saturday. He was in his eightieth year. He arrived in South Australia in the early part of 1849, and became associated with the shipping firm of Messrs. Joseph Stilling & Co. He was afterwards appointed representative in Adelaide of the Orient Steam Navigation Company, and did much to push the business of the company in South Australia. Mr. Charnock worked hard to establish the River Murray trade, and was one of the original promoters of the scheme for the construction of the Transcontinental railway on the land-grant system. Amongst other offices held at one time by Mr. Charnock were those of chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Port Adelaide Sailors' Home. He was formerly a director of the old Talisker mine, had interests in Yorke's Peninsula, and was associated some years with Messrs. George Wills & Co. A few months ago Mr. Charnock met with a serious accident in Grenfell-street, and from that date till his death he was bedridden. He has left a daughter, Mrs. G. Dutton Green, of South-terrace.

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'Charnock, William Henry (1823–1903)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/charnock-william-henry-16450/text28407, accessed 10 December 2019.

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