from Mercury (Hobart)
Another of our old colonists is gone, in the person of Mr. Moton Moss, aged 79. The deceased (says an occasional correspondent of the Bendigo Independent) had been nearly half a century in the colonies, and had, during that lengthened period, played many parts. In the early days he made large sums of money by purchasing gold. He speculated in all sorts of things—insurance, banking, mining, and purchased considerable quantities of land in Carlton many years ago. He was also well known in the general auction marts of the city, where his chaff, not always of the most refined order, I am sorry to say, was "wont to raise a laugh." He has died full of years and riches, and with him goes another of our land-marks of ancient Victorian history.
'Moss, Moton (1800–1879)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/moss-moton-14125/text25132, accessed 25 May 2013.