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Hammick, Walter (1828–1899)

On Wednesday morning last one of the oldest residents and best-known men of the Shoalhaven passed away in the person of  Mr. Hammick of North Street, Nowra. The deceased, who had been in a weak state of health for some time was a man of much kindheartedness and always of a retiring disposition. In the sixties and seventies he successfully carried on business of wheel wright and blacksmith successively at Greenhills and Nowra, and upon his retirment some years ago his son, Mr. Frederick Hammick, assumed control of the business, which still stands in good repute in the district. At one time, twenty or twenty five years ago, there was a great competition in the manufacture of farm implements, and the deceased, a thorough mechanic and a hard and persevering worker at his trade had great success with the "Hammick" plough, for which orders came from all parts of the colony, the implement being preferred to any imported plough. The deceased seldom took part in public matters but concerned himself yery much—often to a state of excitement— in parliamentary elections, and would chat most sensibly about political matters. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a regular attendant in years back when he was in good health. And he was a firm supporter of the late Dr. Grant, whose able and homely discourses attracted so many people during Mr. Hammick's time. The late Mr. Hammick was 73 years of age, and came to Shoalhaven 44 years ago. Although the notice given was short, there was a large attendance at the funeral on Wednesday afternoon, including many old friends of the deceased. Mr. A. D. Robertson conducted the burial service. Amongst those present were Messrs. C. Bennett, sen., James Morison, P. Walsh, J.P., James Ryan, D. Gash (Sydney), John Monaghan, J.P., R. Leeming, Frank Taylor, L. McIntyre, J.P., T. Mclntyre, F. Sidney, J. Sidney, J. Giles, sen, John Hannigan, P. Tobin, W. Holland, C. Holland, J. Armstrong, W. Armstrong, John Morison, sen., Sidney Monaghan, E. G. Hewlett, John Fitzgerald, W. Westbrook, W. Linkenbagh, G McPherson (Nowra), J. Dudgeon, Z. G. Bice, J.P., W. Andrews, ,D. McDonald, T. Britton, T. Robson, C. Graham, J.P., S. Simons, J. Pestell, R. McLaren, W. McGee, Dr. Matthews, L. Geoghegan, John Schadel, A. Hickson, M. Marcus, G. Hayes, F. Sinclair, James Graham (Greenhills), L. McLean, A. Linkenbagh, etc.

Universal sympathy is expressed for Mr. Fred. Hammick, who has within nine months lost his father, mother, and mother-in-law.

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'Hammick, Walter (1828–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hammick-walter-19682/text30998, accessed 22 September 2019.

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Birth

1828
Devon, England

Death

10 May 1899
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

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