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Mandelson, Nathan (1805–1867)

Quite a gloom has been thrown over the town by the sudden death on Wednesday of Mr. Nathan Mandelson, proprietor of Mandelson's Hotel. The deceased was in his usual good health in the morning; and about half-past eleven o'clock was at the Beehive Store, talking to Messrs. Walsh, Emanuel, and Collins. He then remarked that he had the hiccups; and directly after a twitching about his mouth was observed and his countenance changed. He was assisted to a seat, and as he did not speak but appeared to be getting worse, Drs. Waugh and Hanford were sent for. The former was speedily in attendance, and pronounced Mr. Mandelson to be suffering from an apoplectic fit, and commenced the usual treatment. Dr. Hanford came shortly after. Nothing however availed; and within about an hour and a half of the first attack the deceased gentleman was no more, not having spoken in the meantime. Mr. Mandelson was about sixty-two years of age, and was a widower having a large family all grown up and occupying most respectable positions, and except one son and one daughter all married. Mr. Mandelson himself was one of the oldest residents of the district, and owned considerable property in the town. He conducted the Goulburn Hotel for many years and afterwards let it and went to live in Sydney but being subsequently unable to get a tenant he once more returned to the hotel. The accommodation and attention under Mr. Mandelson's care were such as to render this hotel noted throughout the southern districts and it was always the stopping-place of the judges when on circuit, and of the Governors and Lady Young on their visits to Goulburn. Mr. Mandelson deservedly enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him; and probably there never was a man amongst us, who was so entirely free from having enemies. On Thursday evening the Masonic brotherhood, of which deceased was a member, assembled in their lodge-room, and hence proceeded to Mr. Emanuel's where the body lay. A portion of the masonic burial service was then read over the body, and an appropriate address delivered by the chaplain, the Rev. W. Ross. The body was then placed in the hearse, and at seven o'clock was taken out of town en route for Sydney, where it will be buried. Most of the masons and many other citizens followed for some distance on the road to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased.— Goulburn Herald.

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'Mandelson, Nathan (1805–1867)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mandelson-nathan-19868/text31101, accessed 18 August 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1805
Warsaw, Poland

Death

6 July 1867
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

stroke

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