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Edward Haynes (1828–1927)

At the age of 99 years, Edward Haynes, who was widely known in New England district, N.S.W., died in the Armidale and New England hospital last week. The deceased, who was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia, resented his removal to the institution, as he claimed that he had never had a doctor nor taken medicine in his life. He was born in Cork (Ireland) on March 1, 1828, and in 1848 set out for Australia in the sailing ship Eden, the journey occupying four months, and 19 days. He came to New England the same year, and went to Rocky Diggings. He was a carver of repute, and the late King Edward accepted a carved walking-stick from him. He was engaged on a stick for King George when taken to hospital. He knew the bushranger "Thunderbolt" well, and regarded him as "a lazy loafer who found it easier to rob people than make an honest living." He also declared that "Thunderbolt" would never have been caught but for the fact that he had been drinking, and when chased by the police took the wrong horse. "Thunderbolt" was shot by Constable A. B. Walker, who when superintendent of police, was stationed at Deniliquin.

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'Haynes, Edward (1828–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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1 March, 1828
Cork, Cork, Ireland


27 October, 1927 (aged 99)
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

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