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Spurway, George (1806–1885)

On Saturday last the remains of a very old colonist, the late Mr. George Spurway, one of the oldest residents of the Field of Mars, who died on the 80th ultimo, were interred in Ryde cemetery. The Rev. Mr, Macintosh read the burial service, and the grave was surrounded by a very large number of the inhabitants of the district, who gathered together to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. At the time of his death Mr. Spurway was in his 84th year, and he had resided in the district for upwards of 60 years. He was held in universal esteem.

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'Spurway, George (1806–1885)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 October 2020.

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