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Street, Philip Wood (1827–1885)

On Friday, evening news was received in Bathurst of the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Philip Wood Street, who for many years has held responsible positions in the Land Department under the Government of New South Wales. He has resided in the Bathurst district for more than twenty years, and was highly respected. Since the Land Act of 1881 came into operation he has held the appointment of Appraiser of Free Selections, and in this has given general satisfaction. On Wednesday last he was in Bathurst, and, apparently in good health, left for his camp at Moorilda that evening, being engaged throughout Thursday in the duties pertaining to his office. During Thursday and Thursday night he was suffering from a severe attack of dysentry, though nothing serious was anticipated; but on Friday he became much worse, and was so weak that he was unable to leave his camp. During the afternoon he was talking to some of those around him, and without any warning he suddenly expired. News of the painful occurrence was at once sent into Bathurst and Mrs. Street, with other members of deceased's family, went to Moorilda. On the following day a Magisterial Inquiry was held before J. O. Dodd Esq., P.M., of Carcoar, and from the evidence adduced, coupled with the testimony of the medical man, a finding was returned that Mr. Street died from natural causes. From the medical testimony it would appear that there had been a rupture of some of the internal organs, and hence the suddenness of death. On Sunday the body was brought into Bathurst and taken to his late residence, from which place the funeral moved during Sunday afternoon. The body was interred in the family vault in the Kelso cemetery. Great sympathy is felt and expressed for Mrs. Street and family in their sad and sudden bereavement.

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'Street, Philip Wood (1827–1885)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/street-philip-wood-28351/text36007, accessed 22 September 2019.

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