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Crouch, Thomas James (1805–1890)

Mr. Thomas James Crouch, father of the Temperance Alliance in Tasmania, died suddenly on Thursday night. He was a Freeman of the City of London, and in 1836 was appointed under-Sheriff of Tasmania, retiring in 1868 on pension. During his official career he took part in the capture of the celebrated bushranger, Martin Cash. He worked long and zealously in the temperance cause, and was one of the originators of the Hobart Benevolent Society. The deceased gentleman was 85 years old at the time of his death. One of his sons (the late Mr. T. J. Crouch, jun.,) was for many years a prominent architect in Melbourne, and in conjunction with his partner (the late Mr. Ralph Wilson) won the first award for a competitive design for the General Post-Office in that city. Other sons are in business in Hobart, while of the daughters, one married the Rev. R. S. Casely, of Adelaide, and another the Rev. J. Q. Turner.

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