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George Cavanough (1834–1924)

The death occurred at Miltonville on Thursday morning of Mr. George Cavanough at the age of 89 years and 10 months. The late Mr. Cavanough may be counted amongst the oldest of the early pioneers of this district, where he settled down with his brothers when a young man. He was born on the Hawkesbury river, the birthplace of many Queensland pioneers, and the big back country attracted him the same as it did the venturesome in those days. For many years he resided at Goondoola station, on the Moonie river, but in later years the old gentleman resided in St. George, and during the past couple of years lived at Miltonville where he was looked after by Mrs. Anderson and family. Deceased was a bachelor of a retiring disposition, and was known by a large number of friends as "Uncle George." The funeral moved to the local cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the last sad rites at the graveside being performed by Mr. I. Murchie.

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  • photo, Queenslander, 25 June 1904, p 3

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