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Smith, Thomas (1841–1922)

The death took place yesterday, at his residence, No. 4 Terrrace-street, Newcastle, of Mr Thomas Smith, at the age of 80 years. The deceased was born in Sydney, and since the age of twenty years had lived in Newcastle.

For over thirty-five years he was engaged as a builder and contractor, and among other buildings, controlled the erection of the old New Zealand Banking Company's premises, and the borough markets, which have since been replaced by Spencer Block, in Hunter-street. He also carried out considerable structural work at Fort Scratchley, and at other places for the Government. After relinquishing building the deceased practiced as an architect for fifteen years, being associated with Tooth and Company for some time, and was well known as an arbitor in disputes that occurred in the building trade. For fifteen years he was an alderman of the City Council, and in 1896 he occupied the Mayoral chair. He was also one of the oldest members of Lodge St. George, Masonic Order.

Besides the widow, the deceased leaves a family of two daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. C. White (Sydney), and Miss Beatrice Smith (Newcastle), and the sons Messrs. Charles G., Albert, and Thomas F. Smith, all of whom live in Newcastle. The funeral will take place to-day.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 1922, p 8
  • funeral, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 22 June 1922, p 5

Citation details

'Smith, Thomas (1841–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/smith-thomas-23380/text32494, accessed 23 April 2019.

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