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Woolley, William Thomas (1817–1898)

William Woolley, n.d.

William Woolley, n.d.

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Mudgee papers make it appear that the late Mr. Woolley had no existence outside of Mudgee. It may be that he was born in Parramatta, but he was for so many years a resident of Windsor that he might well have been considered a Hawkesbury man. The deceased gentleman, then, resided in Windsor until, I think, the big flood of 1867, his residence and wheelwright shop being in Macquarie-street. He was, when I knew him, and had been for some years, organist of the Wesleyan Church in Windsor, and his children sang in the choir. Mr. Woolley was twice married, the two sons and one daughter of the first marriage having settled in the South – Wagga, I believe, – one son being engaged in station pursuits, the other following the trade of his father. No mention is made in the local papers, either, of the oldest daughter of the second family, who is still alive, and residing in Sydney. I knew Mr. Wolley's eldest son and daughter intimately, the former being an ardent cricketer, and also a member of the original Hawkesbury Volunteer Company. This was in the days of Captains Edgerton, Scarvill, and Dick, the latter now postmaster at Windsor. It is pleasing to me who knew Mr. Woolley and his elder children to learn that the younger family have all made their mark in life as useful citizens, and I have been induced to send along this brief notice for old Hawkesbury's sake, seeing that so many of her sons and daughters go forth from her fruitful lands and become identified with other localities. – Western Post.

Original publication

  • Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser, 27 January 1899, p 2 (view original)

Citation details

'Woolley, William Thomas (1817–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woolley-william-thomas-16681/text28577, accessed 19 October 2018.

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William Woolley, n.d.

William Woolley, n.d.

photo supplied by Julie Carver