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Fleming, John Henry (1816–1894)

After a long illness, attended by much suffering, an old and respected resident of Wilberforce, Mr John Henry Fleming, passed away on Monday. Born at Pitt Town, early in life he engaged in squatting pursuits in Queensland. He ultimately settled down at Wilberforce, and for many years followed a farming life, where he acquired a comfortable competency. He was a member of the Committee of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society for many years, and the old folks lose a kind-hearted sympathiser by his death, He was appointed a Justice of tbe Peace about ten years ago. Deceased used to tell some stirring stories of the early days of settlement in the colony, and the trouble he had with the Blacks. Mr Fleming had been gradually declining during the past few years, and added to this he lately had a severe attack of influenza. For weeks past he has been undergoing much suffering, but through all his pain he was remarkable for his patience. As a resident he will be much missed for his kindness of heart and generosity to the poor; he was never known to refuse to anyone in want. Deceased was 78 years of age, and was a brother to Mrs William Hall of Cattai. His remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Wilberforce, on Tuesday last. Deceased leaves a widow, but no family. Mr R. W. Dunstan was the undertaker, and the Rev. H. Guinness conducted the burial service.

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'Fleming, John Henry (1816–1894)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fleming-john-henry-17664/text29298, accessed 20 October 2020.

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