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John Beaglehole (1831–1910)

John Beaglehole, n.d.

John Beaglehole, n.d.

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On Saturday evening Mr. John Beaglehole, of Moonta, died at the age of 78 years. He arrived in South Australia by the ship Prince Regent in 1849 (says the Moonta paper). He first settled at the Burra, where he engaged in the building trade for a few years before taking up his residence at Moonta. He assisted in the erection of the first engine-house at Moonta Mines. In 1866 he went into business as an ironmonger, cornfactor, and seedsman in Ryan street. A man of kindly, lovable disposition and unblemished integrity, latterly he was regarded as the grand old man of Moonta. His death will be severely felt by the Methodist Church, of which he was one of the oldest and best workers. For many years he had been treasurer of the church trust and a class leader. He also took a deep interest in the Sunday-school, and was one of its past superintendents. He represented East ward in the town council for two years (1881-1883). He was one of the original trustees of the Moonta Cemetery and of the Moonta Institute. He left two sons (Messrs. John and William Beaglehole of Moonta) and three daughters (Mrs. James Southcott, of Adelaide, and the Misses Annie and Elizabeth Beaglehole, of Moonta). His brother (Mr. W. H. Beaglehole) is the managing director of the Lion Brewery, Adelaide.

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John Beaglehole, n.d.

John Beaglehole, n.d.

photography privately sourced

Life Summary [details]


Breage, Cornwall, England


29 January, 1910 (aged ~ 79)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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