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Gardiner, Albert James (1880–1940)

Albert Gardiner, 1903

Albert Gardiner, 1903

photo supplied by Verne Gardiner

A prominent figure of the Echuca and Mathoura districts passed away suddenly, on Saturday, in the person of Mr Albert James Gardiner. The deceased was in his 59th year and came to Echuca in 1909, from Marnoo, where he was born, when the firm of Mary Gardiner and Sons purchased the Torrumbarry station homestead and 5000 acres surrounding it. The late Mr Gardiner was placed in charge of the property and subsequently, on his own account, purchased land in the Kanyapella district. After residing on this property for a number of years he sold out and bought "Mill Park," near Mathoura where he remained for the rest of his days. A man of outstanding geniality and kindliness he was universally respected, particularly by those who were his immediate neighbors and were constantly in personal touch with him. He leaves a widow, five sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.

A largely attended funeral left the Presbyterian Church, yesterday afternoon, after a service conducted by Rev. T. Menzies-Miller who also officiated at the cemetery. At the church service, Mrs E. T. Eddy officiated at the organ. Coffin bearers were Messrs E. Cooper, C. Streckfuss, T. Smellie, and G. Jamieson while the pall-bearers were Messrs D. H. P. Mitchell, T. G. White, G. Swainston, R. Lyons, E. Jamieson and E. Moncrieff. Among the mourners were Mr L. Gardiner, brother (from Skipton); Mr J. Gardiner, brother (Melbourne); Mr Stokie, brother-in-law (Skipton); Mr J. E. Stanger (Daysdale, N.S.W); Messrs Murray and Leslie Gardiner, nephews (Jindivic, Gippsland), and Mrs Murray, sister (Coghill's Ck.). The funeral was arranged and conducted by Mr W. Mcintosh.

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'Gardiner, Albert James (1880–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gardiner-albert-james-16768/text28663, accessed 5 March 2021.

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Albert Gardiner, 1903

Albert Gardiner, 1903

photo supplied by Verne Gardiner