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Gibbons, Matthew John (1797–1832)

Death—At his residence in York Street, on Monday last, Mr. Matthew Gibbons, Master Mariner. He was a Native of the Colony, of a warm, sincere, upright, and generous heart; but too unsuspecting and confiding to pass through without damage, the storms of adversity which he experienced. Few young men at his time of life experienced greater vicissitudes than Mr. Gibbons Jun. Though troubled with an infirmity which hindered his progress in the Christian walk, he was from youthful habit, and a deep internal veneration for his Maker, always devotional in his hours of leisure and reflection. He was a penitent believer in the forbearing mercy of his Saviour, and we, who believe in that mercy, to an extent not universal among Christians, trust that his painful probation being at an end, his trials and sorrows are exchanged for everlasting joy, and his infirmities for a state of comparative perfection.

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'Gibbons, Matthew John (1797–1832)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gibbons-matthew-john-13972/text24887, accessed 22 September 2020.

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