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Lockett, William (1846–1932)

Mr William Lockett, who was prominent in the public life of Lismore in the early days of settlement, died at his home in Lismore on Saturday morning, at the age of 83. He is survived by four children—Messrs W. B. Lockett (Mongogorie, Richmond River), John Lockett (Sydney), Mrs T. M. Hewitt (Lismore), and Miss Dora Lockett (Lismore). The late Mr Lockett was an alderman for more than 20 years and was twice Mayor. Five ex Mayors and the present Mayor (Alderman E. J. Eggins) were pall bearers at the funeral which took place on Saturday afternoon. Deceased was born at Essex, England in 1846. He sailed for Australia in 1865, and landed at Brisbane, later going to New South Wales, to the Nundle goldfields, and then to the Weddin Mountains goldfields. He settled in Lismore in 1876. He was a foundation member of the Agricultural Society, and was prominent in securing the public hospital and School of Arts.

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'Lockett, William (1846–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lockett-william-14222/text25240, accessed 19 November 2019.

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