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Alfred Edward Deans (1859–1937)

The death of Mr. Alfred Edward Deans occurred at the Ararat Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Deceased was 78 years of age and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Deans, early pioneers of that town. He was born at Stawell, but had lived in Ararat practically all his life. His wife predeceased him some years ago. The deceased is survived by a brother, Mr. Walter Deans, of Ararat. In his younger days Mr. Deans was a mining enthusiast and when gold was discovered at Kalgoorlie he joined with others from Ararat in the rush to the famous Western Australian goldfields. After returning to Ararat he engaged in farming pursuits at Warra Yadin, and since retiring had lived quietly in the town. The funeral took place at the Ararat Cemetery. The service at the cemetery was conducted by the Rev. B. H. Dewhurst, M.A., B.D.

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'Deans, Alfred Edward (1859–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Stawell, Victoria, Australia


1937 (aged ~ 78)
Ararat, Victoria, Australia

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