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Hall, Matthew Henry (1811–1888)

from Maitland Mercury (NSW)

One more of our pioneers has passed over to the "great majority.'' Mr. Matthew Henry Hall, who, with his pre-deceased brothers, had been identified with this district from the earliest days of settlement, died on Monday last, at his residence, Dartbrook, and was committed to the family vault on the estate on the following day, in the presence of a large number of relatives and other mourners, by whom the deceased gentleman was held in the highest esteem. Mr. Hall had attained a ripe old age, and as it was evident for some time past that the burden of years was growing all too heavy, his demise, though regretted, could not be said to have been unexpected. During the fifty odd years of his life in this neighbourhood Mr. Hall was a man of unflagging industry, devoting himself entirely to pastoral pursuits, which he followed up with a zeal and judgment which enabled him to attain, it is said, vast wealth and property. One of the latest acts of his life was a handsome grant of a portion of land at Aberdeen as a site for a new Presbyterian Church, towards the cost of the erection of which he also contributed £100 in cash, Mr. Hall leaves a numerous family of sons and daughters to mourn his departure.

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'Hall, Matthew Henry (1811–1888)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hall-matthew-henry-17454/text29168, accessed 19 November 2019.

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