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Lee, Thomas (1826–1893)

Mr. Thomas Lee, late of Woodlands, Bathurst, died to-day at 'Brewongle,' Double Bay. Mr. John Lee is arranging the funeral at Kelso on Friday.

The death of Mr. Thomas Lee, as briefly chronicled in the above wire, removes from our midst a gentleman whose personal identity and family name are both inseparable, not only from Bathurst, but from the district generally and its history. Born here in 1829, the brother of the gentlemen we now so well know as the Hon Geo. and Mr. J. Lee the subject of this brief and regretful notice grew, it may be said, with the advancement of this part of his native land, in assisting to help which he was one of the first and most energetic — truly one of the pioneer workers in the progress of western New South Wales. Inheriting 'Woodlands' from his father, Mr Lee from his earliest manhood became one of our most devoted citizens. Anything and everything calculated to benefit the district had his warmest support, as witness the yeoman's service he did in the interests of the A. H. and P. Association, and at a time, too, when it was only by the active and earnest support of such men as Mr. Lee that the institution could be made an established one, representative alike of the richness of the district and the energy of its sons. A large exhibitor at this, he at all times subordinated self to general interest, and thus assisted to make the Association what it now is, a credit to the West, a credit to the colony, and a credit to the country. Always a lover of healthy, manly sport, Mr. Lee's connection with the turf was a strong and an honorable one, as the following horses, a few from the stables he, from time to time owned will at once show; — New Chum, Peter 'Possum, Lilla, Javelin, Commodore, Biggarean, Gaylad, Llama, Alpaca, Ringwood, Jessamine, and Woodlands.

Mr. Lee passes away in his 65th year, leaving behind him a widow and grown-up family to mourn, respectively, a husband and father typical of those of whom Australia has most reason to be proud. One of family is Mr. Herbert Lee, solicitor, Orange.

The funeral takes place at Kelso to-day.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 15 September 1893, p 1
  • funeral notice, National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 15 September 1893, p 3
  • funeral, National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), 16 September 1893, p 3

Citation details

'Lee, Thomas (1826–1893)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lee-thomas-28609/text36125, accessed 19 September 2019.

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