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Thomas Moore Cunynghame (1831–1907)

Last week there passed over to the great majority a very old and much respected resident of this locality in the person of Mr. Thos. [Thomas Moore] Cunynghame. The deceased gentleman had attained the age of 76 years. For almost the whole term of his long residence the late Mr. Cunynghame had resided in the Oberon district, and ranked amongst the very oldest of surviving pioneers, a link between the primitive days of hardy conflict with blacks and isolation and these modern times of progress and comparatively closer settlement. Such are the men who have done the real work to make this country what it is. They blazed the tracks in the paths of civilisation, and having left their legacy of profitable occupation, are entitled to the reverential regard of their successors. Every settlement of N.S. Wales has cause to recognise men of whom the gentleman under notice was a type — men whose epitaph is written in the peace and progress of their neighborhood. For the relict of the late Mr. Cunynghame and the surviving family of four sons and three daughters — the latter mostly married and settled in this and neighboring districts — much sympathy is felt.

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1 May, 1831
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


30 September, 1907 (aged 76)
Oberon, New South Wales, Australia

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