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Chaseling, Matthew Eber (1865–1944)

After an illness extending over three years Mr Matthew Eber Chaseling died at his residence, "Nyoora," Castlereagh Road, Penrith, on December 22, at the age of 77 years.

Deceased was born in the Hawkesbury district, and, as a young man, acquired land known as "Pineville" at Wiseman's Ferry, where he planted an orchard which eventually became renowned for the quality of the citrus and stone fruit grown. After much succcss there Mr Chaseling disposed of that property and, about twelve years ago, bought a dairy farm at Castlereagh. On part of this river frontage land he grew citrus trees, and the beauty of the golden grove in season would be hard to surpass. Five thousand beautiful trees bear tribute to the memory of a great pioneer, a man of keen judgment, and one with a capacity for hard work.

Mr Chaseling was a devout Methodist and was well rcspected throughout the district. He passed away peacefully. He leaves a devoted wife and son and four brothers.

The funeral took place on 23rd ult., when the remains were interred in the Methodist portion of Penrith general cemetery. In the absence of the circuit minister, Rev. A. J. Cutler, through illness, the service was conducted by Rev. A. Fleming (Presbyterian).

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'Chaseling, Matthew Eber (1865–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/chaseling-matthew-eber-17415/text29143, accessed 17 September 2019.

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