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Gaudry, Charles William (1840–1901)

Wc regret to announce the death at the Hospital on Saturday of Mr. C. W. [Charles William] Gaudry, of Copperfield, one of the oldest residents of the district, says the Clermont "Miner" of Tuesday. Mr. Gaudry arrived at Clermont in 1862. He came in that year with Mr. Palmer's (afterwards Sir Arthur Palmer) sheep to Cotherstone. After a visit to the Nelson diggings he returned to Clermont, and, with a party of prospectors, opened up a gully afterwards known as Carpenter's Gully. An interesting fact connected with Mr. Gaudry's early life is that his eldest son and daughter were the first white children to be born in Clermont and Copperfield respectively. The deceased had suffered for a number of years from acute rheumatism, the seeds of wind no doubt were sown in the struggles and hardships undergone in the days when life was by no means such an easy existence as it is to-day. Mr. Gaudry has left behind him a widow and seven children. He was greatly respected by all who knew him, and that they were many was shown by the large number who attended his funeral on Sunday afternoon.

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'Gaudry, Charles William (1840–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gaudry-charles-william-16494/text28434, accessed 25 November 2017.

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