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Thomas Hyndes Green (1810–1907)

from Northern Star

Mr. Thomas Hynde Green, J.P., who died at Casino recently, was one of the oldest living colonists and has spent the greater portion of his life in Australia, having emigrated early in life. Very few people who met him had any idea that he was over 90 years of age, and was, in fact, at the time of his death in his 97th year. He was born in England and came to the State some time in the 30's, being then quite a young man. His first situation was in the Waterloo Warehouse, Sydney, with the firm of Holt and Daniel Cooper, to which the late Sir Daniel Cooper succeeded. The late Mr. Thomas Buckland became the shrewd manager for the latter, and Mr. Green had many years of service with the latter. Moreton Bay in those days was a young settlement, and Mr. Green, who had good business talents, decided to go into business at Brisbane as a stock and station agent. After some years he sold his business to Messrs. J. and G. Harris, and he returned to Sydney, where he entered into business on his own account. Things did not turn out as well as he expected, and he next obtained a position as forest ranger and was appointed to the Richmond over 30 years ago, and made Casino his headquarters. When retired from the service after a short absence he returned and has resided there for many years. His residence was burnt some years ago, and by the fire he lost many documents and records, as well as personal property, to which he attached great value, one item being a fine oil painting. No one of recent years had such a knowledge of the early colonists, and there was hardly a family of which he could not tell the history and colonial ancestry. He was a great reader, and up till quite recently kept close touch with politics and was wont to make comparison with the men of recent years and the great men of an earlier period. He still retained city property in Brisbane and in Lismore, as well as Casino. The paddock below the gas works is one of his Lismore properties. He also had at one time property in Ballina, the resumption of which by the Government involved him in litigation and a good deal of annoyance. He was married twice, his second wife being a daughter of the late Mr. Grimes, of Casino, who we think survives him.

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'Green, Thomas Hyndes (1810–1907)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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4 June, 1907 (aged ~ 97)
Casino, New South Wales, Australia

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