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Alexander Hassall Cox (1837–1896)

A strong, good man has just passed away in Mr Alexander Hassel Cox, of Oakfield, Mudgee. He was a man who was deeply interwoven with the pastoral life of this country. He was a native of the Mudgee district, and has spent his whole 57 years of life in the district, with the exception of a time when he was squatting on the Macquarie. His life was a noble one. He was at one time Mayor of the Cudgegong municipality. He was a member of the Stock and Pastures Board, and of the Licensing Court. He was also clergyman's warden at St. John's Church, and he took a hand in every good work. At the time of his death he was under promise to come to Sydney in July for one of the judges in the Sheep Show, a position for which his long experience fitted him admirably. His father was Mr. Geo. Cox, the original settler of the Mudgee district, and his brother is the Hon. G. H. Cox. The family is one of the best known and most widely respected in the colony, and they will have the sincere sympathy of a very large circle. The world is all the poorer for the death of Mr. A. H. Cox last Sunday night for he was a good man.

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17 September, 1837
Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia


15 June, 1896 (aged 58)
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

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