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Maxwell, Thomas (1845–1907)

Thomas Maxwell, n.d.

Thomas Maxwell, n.d.

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Universal regret was expressed at the announcement on Tuesday evening of the death of Mr. Thomas Maxwell, of Kangaroo Creek. The deceased gentleman had been stricken with the prevailing epidemic, and this developed into pneumonia. At the beginning of the week his condition was extremely critical, and it became doubtful if he would recover. He had some days before his death, been removed from his home to Clarence Hospital, South Grafton, where he had every, attention from Dr. Page. He passed away on Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 62. Mr. Maxwell was a native of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, and came to Australia when but nine years of age. Previous to settling on the Clarence he, with the family, resided on the Hunter and in the Inverell district. He was attracted to the Clarence when the district was establishing a reputation in the 60's, and came to Nymboida. He married, at Glenfernaigh, 41 years ago, Miss Christina McLennan. About 30 years ago he took up land at Kangaroo Creek, where he established a home, and resided there ever since. Deceased was the lessee of Cloud's Creek and Nymboida stations, and was one of the leading pastoralists of the district. He was universally esteemed and highly respected, and an evidence of this was shown in the very large number who followed his remains to their last resting place in the South Grafton cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The cortege was a long one, and contained representatives of all professions, those engaged in pastoral and commercial pursuits, while there were mourners from many outlying places. Deceased was recognised as one of sterling worth, and for years was a member of the Grafton Stock Protection Board and an elder of the Presbyterian Church. He was instrumental in having the recently opened church at Kangaroo Creek erected and to-morrow week a memoriam service will be conducted in that edifice by Rev A. Fraser. The latter conducted the burial service on Wednesday and paid a high tribute to the devotion of deceased to his church, his general disposition and whose word was his bond. Deceased leaves a widow, seven sons and four daughters; for whom much sympathy is felt.

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'Maxwell, Thomas (1845–1907)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/maxwell-thomas-16149/text28092, accessed 22 September 2019.

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Thomas Maxwell, n.d.

Thomas Maxwell, n.d.

photo supplied by Mick Reed