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Clift, Samuel (1845–1912)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Samuel Clift, n.d.

Samuel Clift, n.d.

from Pastoralists' Review, 16 December 1912

Great regret was expressed throughout the district at the news of the death of Mr. Samuel Clift, a well-known pastoralist, which occurred in a private hospital in Sydney on Friday, where the deceased gentleman had been a patient for the past month. Some four weeks ago he underwent an operation for an internal trouble, and was apparently doing well, but had a relapse, and died from heart failure.

The late Mr. Clift was a native of East Maitland, where he was born 76 years ago, and where he lived practically all his life. He had joint family interest in Breeza and other stations, was director in the firm of Pitt, Son, and Badgery, Limited, director in the East Greta Coal Company, Limited, and for 47 years was one of the directors of the Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company. He was president of the Hunter River Agricultural Association for 30 years, and represented St. Peter's parish as lay member in the Church of England Diocesan Synod for many years, besides having the management of the late Bishop Tyrrell's station properties. He took a prominent part in all public matters in the Maitland district. Some years ago he contested two elections at East Maitland with the late Mr. J. N. Brunker, in one of which he suffered defeat by a very narrow margin. On the advice of his medical attendant, he did not again aspire to a seat in Parliament. His wife predeceased him several years ago.

He leaves two sons, Kenneth and Gordon Clift, and two daughters, Mrs. Esmond Friend and Miss Clift.

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'Clift, Samuel (1845–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/clift-samuel-230/text1642, accessed 23 March 2019.

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