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John August Lander (1887–1953)

The death occurred under sudden circumstances at Griffith on Friday last of a member of one of the best known and highly respected families in the Riverina, Mr. John August Lander, of 'Boondilla,' Darlington Point, at the age of 66 years.

Mr. Lander was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs John Lander, who settled in the Darlington Point district about 90 years ago, and was therefore one of the early residents of the district. He followed pastoral pursuits all his life, and was a life member of the Narrandera P. and A. Association. He was also associated with various public movements at Darlington Point, and was an elder of the Presbyterian Church at that centre for many years, as well as President of the Darlington Point Race Club at the time of his death. Besides being well known in Darlington Point he was also well known in pastoral circles throughout the Riverina, as well as further afield.

Mr. Lander was twice married, his first wife pre-deceasing him. He is survived by his second wife, a son and daughter of the first marriage, and three sons and three daughters of the second marriage. The members of the first family are Leslie (Narrandera), and Enid (Mrs. W. Bastick, Wee Waa); while the members of the second family are John, Neil, David, Joan, Marian, and Diana Lander. The three first mentioned members of the second family reside at Darlington Point, while the three last mentioned are away attending school.

He is also survived by one brother and four sisters. The brother is Mr. Walter Lander (Grenfell), and the sisters are Mabel (Mrs. Davies, Sydney), Ruby (Mrs. J. Findlay, Sydney), Agnes (Mrs. A. Findlay, Darlington Point), and Miss Alice Lander.

The funeral took place at Darlington Point yesterday, after a service had been conducted in the Presbyterian Church.

The bearers were Les, John, Neil and David Lander (sons), and the carriers of the floral tray were Alex, and Donald Findlay.

Mrs. Lander is President of the Stut [sic: read Sturt] Group of the Country Women's Association.

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'Lander, John August (1887–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 April 2024.

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6 January, 1887
Darlington Point, New South Wales, Australia


25 September, 1953 (aged 66)
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

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