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de Boos, Charles Edward (1853–1913)

The death of Mr. Charles Edward de Boos, which occurred at a private hospital at Darlinghurst on Monday, removed another link between the present and the old colonist days. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Chas. Edward de Boos, one of the best-known journalists of the early days of Sydney's press life, who died in 1900, at the age of 82. Deceased was 59 years of age. For over 30 years he lived in the Temora district, where he also took part in journalism, as correspondent to a daily paper. During the whole period of his residence at Temora, deceased took a prominent part in public matters, and held numerous positions of trust and responsibility. As a member of the local bench of honorary magistrates, and also as a member of the local land board, he was very highly esteemed, and exhibited much judicial capacity. His reminiscences of the pioneer days of the Temora district, when kangaroos romped over much of the site of the present town were most interesting. Deceased also spent much of his time on an invention connected with motor wheels, which has been patented in 11 different countries. A widow and one daughter, aged 19, survive.

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'de Boos, Charles Edward (1853–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/de-boos-charles-edward-13848/text24710, accessed 22 November 2017.

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