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Stephen, Alfred Parish Hindmarsh (1844–1928)

Mr. Alfred Parish Hindmarsh Stephen, third son of the late Mr. George Milner Stephen and a grandson of the late Sir John Hindmarsh, died at his home at Pokolbin, near Maitland, on April l8.

Mr. Stephen was born in Heligoland, where Sir John Hindmarsh was governor for a number of years, and received his education at Dresden. He came to Australia at an early age, and entered into articles in Melbourne, later abandoning the law to take up a position with the Oriental Bank. He was for a time stationed at Araluen and later at Braidwood, and subsequently went to New Caledonia, where he represented his father's interests in a gold-mining venture at Manghine, 200 miles north of Noumea. He was among the first four white men to live in this region, where just before their arrival several French soldiers had been killed by cannibals. Returning to Australia about 60 years ago he joined the Government service as mining registrar at Gulgong, later transferring to the audit-office, where he became inspector and officer in charge of land revenue audits. In 1903 he retired, and purchased a property at Pokolbin, where he established a vineyard. On the return of his two sons from the war, he handed over the property to them, and had since lived in retirement. He is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Keith Steele, of Sydney.

The funeral took place on April 10 at Rothbury.

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'Stephen, Alfred Parish Hindmarsh (1844–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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