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Peacock, Caleb (1841–1896)

Mr. Caleb Peacock died in Adelaide, from heat apoplexy, on 17th February. He was the youngest son of the late Hon. W. Peacock, M.L.C., and during the last thirty years he has controlled a large tannery and wool-scouring establishment at Bowden. Mr. Peacock was well known and highly esteemed in the wool trade, and throughout the local season he was a close attendant at the warehouse and the salerooms. Receiving a liberal education, Mr. Peacock, as a young man, took a prominent position in public life, being mayor of Adelaide and a member of the House of Assembly. Of late years, however, Mr. Peacock lived a very quiet life and was seldom seen in public. He was a polished speaker of an exceptional order, possessing a fine voice and a good command of language, but his special forte was as chairman of meetings, public and commercial, in which capacity he showed quite exceptional power of command and tact. He was well known throughout Australia, and liked and respected wherever he was known, being regarded as a man of sterling qualities, whose word was his bond. His funeral was one of the largest seen in Adelaide for some years.

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'Peacock, Caleb (1841–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/peacock-caleb-801/text802, accessed 26 October 2014.

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