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Charles James Brackenreg (1797–1878)

An old and highly respected resident of West Maitland passed away on Tuesday last, in the person of Mr. James Brackenreg. The deceased gentleman had reached the ripe age of 81 years, having been born at Parramatta in 1877 [1797]. For over forty years he was a resident of Maitland, where he has left a large number of friends to mourn his loss. He was the first civilian who was made a mason in the colonies, some 57 years having lapsed since he joined that ancient craft.

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  • Brackenrig, Charles James
  • Brackenrag, Charles James

28 October, 1797
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


25 June, 1878 (aged 80)
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

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