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Hewitt, Thomas McKenzie (1870–1931)

The decease is announced of Mr. Thomas McKenzie Hewitt, a well known figure upon the Northern Rivers of the Sister State. The late Mr. Thomas McKenzie Hewitt, who was aged 61, died at his residence, Lismore, on Wednesday last, after an extended illness. The late Mr. Hewitt arrived in Lismore as a boy with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Hewitt. Mr. T. G. Hewitt owned the Lismore Star and Mr. T. M. Hewitt afterwards took control and was director for several years when the paper was floated into a company. He was secretary of the Lismore Agricultural Society for more than 25 years, and secretary of the North Coast Agricultural Societies Association from its inception, in 1906, to his retirement in 1926. He was founder of the Guernsey herd section, its secretary in the district, and was associated with many public bodies and movements. He was also the moving spirit behind the North Coast exhibition at the Sydney and Brisbane shows for many years and was known on show grounds all over the State and in Queensland. Dr. T. G. Hewitt, Cairns, is the only son, and his mother and sister reside at Lismore. Much sympathy is felt for them in their bereavement.

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Additional Resources

  • wedding, Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 11 April 1896, p 3

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'Hewitt, Thomas McKenzie (1870–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hewitt-thomas-mckenzie-14209/text25222, accessed 16 September 2019.

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