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Glenie, Henry Sneyd (1819–1875)

It is rather singular that two of the Stationmasters of the Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor Tramway should have to pay the debt of nature on the self same day. But so it was on Monday last. Early in the morning Mr. F. Wood, Station master at Port Elliot, died; and late at night Mr. H. S. [Henry Sneyd] Glenie, Stationmaster at Queen's Own Town, also died. Mr. Wood had been ailing some time, but not sufficient to take him from his post, where he had proved himself a most useful, energetic, and ingenious acquisition to the staff in many ways during the four or five years of his service. Mr. H. S. Glenie has been a sufferer for many years, but up to a short time before his decease had been able to attend to his duties. He was an old colonist, having arrived in 1851, and was one of the first mounted troopers in the colony, travelling several trips with the gold escort in 1852. For a short period he acted as accountant in the Police Inspector's office, but in 1855 received the appointment of Sheep Inspector in Adelaide, and afterwards in 1863 he was sent up the Murray in the same service, which appointment he held till illness in 1871 compelled him to resign. After a trip to New Zealand for the benefit of his health he was appointed Stationmaster at the Finniss, and in that capacity, by his kindness and courtesy, he secured the esteem and best wishes of all accustomed to use the line. He leaves a wife and eleven children, by whom and a large circle of friends he will be sorely missed.

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'Glenie, Henry Sneyd (1819–1875)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/glenie-henry-sneyd-18306/text29913, accessed 15 December 2019.

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