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Murch, George (1835–1912)

Mr. George Murch, a well-known resident of many years' standing in the Glenthompson district, Western Victoria, died suddenly in Hamilton towards the end of last month.

Mr. Murch, who was seventy-seven years of age, was a native of Crediton, Devonshire, England, and, with his brother John, came to Victoria in 1852. He visited the Ballarat goldfields, and was present at the storming of the Eureka stockade. Subsequently, the two brothers visited New South Wales, where they were engaged in pastoral pursuits for some years. On his marriage the partnership was dissolved, and Mr. G. Murch settled at Glenthompson, where, on his estates of Benlah and Ouranos, he had resided for over forty years. He was the father of eight children, those living being Mrs. H. L. M. Beggs, of Glastonbury, Maroona; Mr. G. Murch, of Rock Grove, Darlington; Mrs. Haydon, wife of Dr. Haydon, of Macarthur; Mr. Eric Murch, of Glenthompson; and Mrs. A. L. H. Barton, of Beulah, Glenthompson. The deceased was a man of generous, genial disposition, and was held in the highest esteem in Glenthompson, where he had lived so long.

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