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James Dunstan (1826–1914)

The last of the well-known and highly respected family of the late David Dunstan, of Wilberforce, passed away on Saturday, at Pitt Town, after a few weeks' illness, with bronchitis. We refer to Mr. James Dunstan, who was a good and sturdy Hawkesbury native. Within the last six years death has claimed five of the old family, viz., Mr. Tristram Dunstan, Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Everingham, Mr. Benjamin Dunstan, and Mr. James Dunstan, whose ages average about 90 years. The subject of this notice was in his 88th year at the time of his death. Born at Wilberforce, he followed farming pursuits all his life. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Chaseling and the issue was three children, viz. Miss Dunstan, Mrs. W. Pendergast (The Terrace, Windsor), Mrs. John Dick Smith (Sydney). After the death of his first wife, Mr. Dunstan married Miss Hudson, of Windsor, who predeceased him by many years. Four children resulted from this marriage, viz., James and Sidney Dunstan, Mrs. Albert Owens (Cranebrook), and another daughter. The funeral was largely attended on Sunday afternoon, when the remains were buried in St. John's Church of England cemetery at Wilberforce. Rev. J. F. Cherry read the service at the grave, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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'Dunstan, James (1826–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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16 October, 1826
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


8 August, 1914 (aged 87)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

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