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Andrew Goodwin (1821–1900)

We regret to announce the death last evening of Mr. Andrew Goodwin, at the age of 78 years. For a number of years past the deceased had been living the secluded life of an invalid with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Gregory, but the announcement of his death, revives memories of the earliest days in Maryborough's history, when, with his greatly respected wife, who died in 1882, and the well-known 'Gregory family,' of which she was a member, he was amongst the first settlers at the 'Old Township,' in 1849, and watched the present town of Maryborough spring up from its survey pegs. The deceased, who was born at Miller's Point, Sydney, had resided in Maryborough for a little over 50 years. When the old township was broken-up to give place to the new, Mr. Goodwin, opened and kept for some years, the Rainbow Hotel in Walker street, on the site where the Convent building now stands. He next became landlord of the old Queen's Hotel at the corner of Kent and Adelaide Streets, being burnt out in the great fire of 1876, which swept nearly the whole block away. The deceased who was the father of a family of two sons (one Mr. W. K. Goodwin, of this town) and six daughters, had never taken any prominent part in public affairs.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Maryborough Chronicle (Qld), 21 February 1900, p 2

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'Goodwin, Andrew (1821–1900)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


28 September, 1821
Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


20 September, 1900 (aged 78)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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