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Rothery, Albert (1841–1924)

Mr. Albert Rothery, a native of this State, died recently at his residence, Pukekohe, Chatswood, in his 84th year.

Mr. Rothery was well known to the old residents of the Carcoar and Cowra districts, where he spent his early days at Cliefden, Limestone Creek, now occupied by his brother, Mr. H. A. Rothery. On one occasion, when Ben Hall's gang of bushrangers visited the homestead, the family being then unarmed, Mr. Rothery hid some hundreds of pounds in notes in the foot of a Wellington boot, throwing the boot on the floor. The bushrangers actually kicked it, but did not disturb the treasure.

Mr. Rothery, generally known among his friends as "Prince," in his younger days, was a fine horseman and good rifle shot. About 1879 he and a cousin pioneered a portion of the great western district adjacent to Coronga Peak and Glenariff Blocks, afterwards known as Wilga Station. He also resided at Bellambi, on the South Coast, for several years.

He married Miss Way, of Sydney. There are three sons and two daughters and numerous grandchildren. Two brothers, Messrs. William Rothery, of Sydney, and Henry Rothery, of Cliefden, and Miss Rose Rothery, of Sydney, a sister, also survive him.

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'Rothery, Albert (1841–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/rothery-albert-1508/text1514, accessed 24 November 2017.

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