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Musgrove, Thomas Hutton (1845–1935)

Mr. Thomas Hutton Musgrove, who died at his residence, The Avenue, Strathfield, on Tuesday, aged 90 years, was for many years an agent in the old fruit exchange in Bathurst-street, Sydney. Born in England, he came to Melbourne when 19 years of age, and after a few weeks came to Sydney. He acquired a farm on the Hawkesbury, and was there for more than 20 years. He came to Sydney to sell fruit for his neighbours, and the venture grew into a large business, which engaged his activities until his retirement. He was able to give vivid accounts of the great Hawkesbury River flood of 1867, when he helped in rescuing many residents marooned by flood waters in Windsor and other places. His hobby in later life was the collection of antiques and works of art. Married twice, he is survived by a widow and four adult children.

The funeral took place on Wednesday, when the remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the Randwick general cemetery. A service at Wood Coffill's George-street Chapel was conducted by Mr. Arthur Ward, president of the Fruit and Vegetable Merchants and Agents' Association, and the service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. D. C. Hughes, of Randwick.

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'Musgrove, Thomas Hutton (1845–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/musgrove-thomas-hutton-24777/text33397, accessed 20 June 2018.

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