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William Hibbs (1833–1917)

In the passing away of Mr. William Hibbs, of 'Rockley,' Blandford, at the advanced age of 84 years, which event took place at his late home on the 15th last, there has been removed one of the grand old men who did so much for us in the early days of colonisation. He was one of the hardy type of pioneers, who, by dint of strenuous labour and perseverance, made good where many another man had failed. Honorable and straightforward in all his dealings, he was a man who commanded the respect and affection of all with whom he came in contact. A native of the Hawkesbury River, much of his early life was spent in the Wollombi district, but for a period covering many years he had resided in the vicinity of the Isis River at his late home further back. Besides his devoted partner in life, he leaves a family of two daughters and four sons, all widely known and respected, namely Mrs. Jas. Edmonds, 'Glenlaws,' Timor; Mrs D. Norvill, Quirindi; Joseph (Curlewis); and A. R., H. R. and R. L. Hibbs, of Rockley.

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'Hibbs, William (1833–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


26 September, 1833
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


15 October, 1917 (aged 84)
Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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