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Everingham, George Richard (1862–1938)

from Northern Champion (Taree, NSW)

The Manning district lost one of its best known residents on Wednesday when Mr. George Richard Everingham, of Kundle Kundle, passed away in the M.R.D. Hospital. On the previous Thursday he became ill whilst travelling by train from his home to Taree. On the following morning he was admitted to hospital, and the same evening he underwent an operation for bowel trouble. His condition was serious and early in the week members of his family came from other parts to be with him, and at 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday he passed away.

The late Mr. Everingham was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Everingham, and was born at Sackville Reach, on the Hawkesbury River, 76 years ago. When he was about 18 years of age his parents came to the Wallamba, the overland journey being made by bullock waggon. They made their home near Nabiac and the subject of this notice engaged in bullock driving for a few years, when he was married to Miss Emmaline Ann Nixon, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. R. Nixon, of Failford. Following his marriage the late Mr. Everingham made his home in Nabiac, where he conducted a butchering business for some years. Subsequently he selected land near Failford, where he carried on dairying for about five years, when a bushfire swept the property, destroying his house, bails and haysheds. After this setback, Mr. Everingham moved over to the Hastings and rented a farm between Beechwood and Wauchope for 8 or 9 years. While on this place he engaged in the breeding of Tamworth pigs, and for 7 years in succession annexed the male championship at the Royal Show. His next move was on to a farm at Lansdowne, where he remained for 3 years, then to a place on the Myall River for 3 years, and, finally, about 15 years ago, he bought the property at Kundle Kundle on which he made his permanent home. Later he purchased paddocks at Chatham, Melinga and Durumbah, which were used by him in connection with the extensive cattle dealing business which he engaged in during the later years of his life. The late Mr. Everingham visited many parts of the district in the course of his business dealings, and made friends wherever he went. He had a most cheerful disposition, and possessed a ready wit which made him an interesting conversationalist. In addition to his widow he is survived by the following children: Messrs. Victor Jas. Everingham (Koorainghat), Harold Everingham (Taree), Herman Everingham (Burwood), Percy Everingham (Binaburra, Richmond River), Henry Everingham (Wauchope), and Miss Faith Everingham (at home). He was predeceased by two sons, viz., Clive, of Koorainghat, who passed away about 10 months ago, and Herbert, who died in infancy.

Mr. Enoch Everingham, of Ashfield, is the only surviving brother, and Mrs. Lavina Thomas, of Lewisham, is the only living sister. The other brother was the late Arthur Everingham, of Sydney, and the other sister was the late Mrs. Emily Pryor, of Fivedock.

Rev. E. W. Hyde conducted a short service at Mr. W. T. Howard's chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and afterwards officiated at the graveside in the Dawson cemetery.

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'Everingham, George Richard (1862–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/everingham-george-richard-24899/text33456, accessed 25 November 2017.

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