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Watt, Thomas (1833–1913)

Death has removed from our midst an old and respected resident in the person of Mr. Thomas Watt (writes our Port Broughton correspondent). Deceased was a colonist of 60 years, and came to Port Broughton 40 years ago as agent for Messrs. John Dunn and Co., years before the Hundreds of Mundoora and Wokurna (which now comprise the farming areas, adjacent to the port) were surveyed, and the wheat brought here then came from the Redhill district. Afterwards Mr. Watt opened the first store in the port for the Hon. Alfred Catt, and later built and opened the first store at Mundoora. Mr. Watt was a prominent Methodist, and a local preacher for more than 50 years. He was in his eightieth, year, and until recently was in good health for his years. The funeral was largely attended. He has left a widow, one son (Mr. Thomas Watt; railway station master at Quorn), and two daughters, Mrs. James Barclay (Port Brougton) and Mrs Henry J. Parkinson (Port Augusta).

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'Watt, Thomas (1833–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/watt-thomas-24872/text33439, accessed 19 October 2019.

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