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William Goodger (1814–1883)

Death has removed another of the oldest settlers of Ulmarra, during the past week, in the person of Mr William Goodger, sen. About twelve months ago symptoms of cancer of the tongue made their appearance, and about three months after he went to Windsor, and placed himself under the care of Dr. Fiaschi, who removed the whole or greater portion of the tongue, and for some time the cure seemed to be complete. However, the fatal disease again made its appearance, with greater virulence than ever, and on Monday evening last Mr. Goodger succumbed, after having borne his severe trial with most exemplary patience. He had been a resident of Ulmarra since 1858, and had been in the colony for about 45 years, having come here from the Hunter River, where he had been farming for many years. He was father of Mr W. Goodger, jun., J.P., Ulmarra, and Mrs W. Paine, Southgate. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was attended by a large number of the residents of Ulmarra and surrounding districts, his remains being interred in the Ulmarra cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Clarence and Richmond Examiner (NSW), 30 January 1883, p 2

Citation details

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Life Summary [details]




22 January, 1883 (aged ~ 69)
Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (tongue)