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Gibbes, Frederick Jamison (1839–1888)

from Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

Early yesterday morning Mr. Frederick Jamieson Gibbes, one of the members of Parliament for Newtown, died at the residence of father-in-law, Mr. John Gill, of Moonbi station from inflammation of the bowels, after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Gibbes, who was 49 years of age, was in good health when he left Sydney a month ago to join his wife at Moonbi. He was a native of Newtown, and all his lifetime had taken a great interest in the progress of that electorate. When a comparatively young man he was elected to a seat in the local municipal council, which he held till about 1880. In 1882 he was elected to a seat in the Legislative Assembly, which he retained up till his death, being returned at at each successive election. He was not remarkable as an orator, but had done good service to the electorate he represented, and both in the House and out of it made many friends by his jovial disposition. The deceased leaves a wife and two young children.

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