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Small, William Henry (1855–1940)

The death of Mr. William Henry Small, on Sunday last, removes from our midst one who had shared in the task of establishing the dairying industry in the district. Born at Camden 84 years ago he came to Muswellbrook in 1909, when he took up dairying on Overton, then known as Blunt's Estate, owned by the late Thomas Blunt. Several dairies were to be found on the property, the cream being treated at a factory on the estate. After the property was subdivided the late Mr. Bunt carried on the factory for a few years. The late Mr. Small carried on dairying pursuits on the property for about five years, after which he continued his calling on St. Helier's Estate, not relinquishing active work until about three years ago.

Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Small, pioneers in the Camden district. In his early manhood he was engaged as a horse driver on the construction of dams serving the metropolitan water supply. He was a member of the Foresters' Lodge up till the time that society was amalgamated with the Manchester Unity Lodge, and at the time of his death was a subvention member.

Deceased was held in high esteem by the people of the district. He leaves a widow and the following sons and daughters: Mr. Harry Small (Wodenbong), Mr. Richard A. (Alf.) Small (Belmore), Messrs. William and Ronald Small (Muswellbrook), Mrs. C. Ross (Ravensworth), Mrs. L. Benge and Mrs. D. Nichol (Muswellbrook). Deceased is also survived by four brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was held on Monday last at the Church of England cemetery. The Rev. McKinley (Aberdeen) officiated at the graveside.

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'Small, William Henry (1855–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/small-william-henry-16692/text28588, accessed 16 November 2018.

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