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Ham Hoyling (1842–1936)

On March 10th the death occurred at his residence, Cassels Road, North Brunswick, of Mr. Ham Hoyling, one of Melbourne’s old and respected pioneer merchants. He was 97 years of age and a colonist for 73 years.

The late Mr. Hoyling, who was widely known in commercial circles throughout Victoria, gave considerable service for the betterment of the distressed and afflicted. He was one of the prime movers in causing the appearance of the Chinese Dragon in Melbourne processions and in Brunswick many years later. As adherents of St. Augustine’s Church of England, Moreland, during their 37 years in Brunswick, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyling and family rendered commendable help in local affairs, the Misses Hoylings musical and vocal abilities being always sought for charity and church entertainments.

Mr. Hoyling leaves a widow and family of ten children. They have received numerous messages of condolence in their bereavement.

The remains were privately interred. The Rev. C. W. T. Rogers, Vicar of St. Augustine’s, Moreland, officiated at the burial.

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Alternative Names
  • Tan, Kai Ling
  • Ham, Hoy Ling
  • Hoy Ling

Taishan, Guangdong, China


10 March, 1936 (aged ~ 94)
Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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