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John Lamb (1816–1908)

Mr. John Lamb, who died at North Sydney recently, was one of the oldest natives of the Hawkesbury River district, and had reached the advanced age of 91 years. He was born at Lower Portland, on the property, at the mouth of Colo River, afterwards acquired by ex-champion sculler Peter Kemp, and which has recently been sold by Mr. Kemp to Mr Clyde Jones, a nephew of the veteran Mr. Lamb.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 June 1908, p 12

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Life Summary [details]


20 January, 1816
Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia


3 June, 1908 (aged 92)
North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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