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Halliday, Francis (Frank) (1822–1918)

At the advanced age of 96 years, there has passed away a highly esteemed gentleman in the person of Mr..Francis Halliday, who, for over half a century, was engaged in business pursuits at Bathurst. Mr. Halliday was one of the most active lay members of the Methodist Church, holding the office of superintendent of the Sunday school for 31 years; but he enjoyed the goodwill of members of all denominations. Before settling down seriously to business, Mr. Halliday found himself not unmoved by the glorious tales from tho goldfields, and, proceeded to the Ophir field at the first rush, he continued digging for some time. He was keenly interested in political and municipal matters, being Mayor of Bathurst for several terms. He is survived by five sons and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur J. Litchfield, the former include Mr. B. J. Halliday, chairman of the Goulburn Local Land Board, Mr. George Halliday, solicitor, of Murwillumbah, and Dr. J. C. Halliday, ophthalmic surgeon, of Macquarie street.

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'Halliday, Francis (Frank) (1822–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/halliday-francis-frank-23338/text32480, accessed 23 August 2019.

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