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William Henry Jenkins (1846–1923)

The name of William Jenkins is best remembered by old timers when mention is made of the Nangus and Billabong Stations. But the next generation remember the name when the old Royal Oak Hotel, South Gundagai, is mentioned. Born at Gillenbah, Buckinbong, 78 years ago (his dad was half owner of the station), Wm. Jenkins spent the early part of his life (perhaps about half a century) on Nangus Station, which is now owned by the McKinneys. He afterwards took over the Billabong Station, now owned by the Beveridges, and somewhere in the nineties went into the old Royal Oak Hotel, South South Gundagai. Death called William on Friday last—he passed away in Junee Hospital. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Jno. Jenkins, of Nangus Station, and the State's oldest lady, Mrs Jenkins, of Epping, who, this month celebrated her 101st birthday. A brother, Mr Frank Jenkins, is left behind. Deceased was the father of 17 children, most of whom survive. The funeral took place on Saturday last.

The remains were interred in the C.E. cemetery at Nangus, the Rev. H. F. Champion reading the burial service.

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'Jenkins, William Henry (1846–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


13 February, 1846
Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia


26 October, 1923 (aged 77)
Junee, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.