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George Paul Greeves (1806–1850)

The death of Dr [George Paul] Greeves, formerly of the River Ex, but lately resident in Geelong, has thrown a gloom over the town. For several days, he had been laboring under an attack of inflammation of the brain, but on Friday night appeared to be much better; before the morning, however, he, while in a state of delirium, laid violent hands upon himself, and before aid arrived was dead; an inquest was held on his remains in the afternoon. The deceased was esteemed as much for his amiable qualities as for his professional skill and acquirements.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Launceston Examiner (Tas), 7 August 1850, p 6
  • funeral notice, Geelong Advertiser (Vic), 30 July 1850, p 3, column 1

Citation details

'Greeves, George Paul (1806–1850)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/greeves-george-paul-33544/text41920, accessed 5 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

7 September, 1806
Yorkshire, England

Death

27 July, 1850 (aged 43)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

suicide

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