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Thomas Byrnes (1820–1870)

Information has reached town of the death of Mr. Thomas Byrnes, late proprietor of the Australian Hotel and other large properties in and about the town of Wagga Wagga. He first came to reside here about the year 1854, and whilst engaged in business gave his attention entirely to the calling of a publican, in which vocation he accumulated considerable property. He spent a great deal of money in advancing the material interests of the place; but, as in thousands of other instances, his wealth took unto itself wings and sped away, and latterly his circumstances have been very much depressed. He met his death last week suddenly, at Oxley, in Victoria, by an accident. He was standing upon a stage of a temporary kind, tacking up calico to form the ceiling of a room, and fell headforemost to the floor, killing himself instantaneously.

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'Byrnes, Thomas (1820–1870)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Dublin, Ireland


8 August, 1870 (aged ~ 50)
Oxley, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death