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Joseph Laurie (1869–1944)

The death occurred at his home, Laurieton, on Tuesday night of last week of Mr. Joseph Laurie, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Laurieton, at the age of 73 years. Few people resident in that area in later years, particularly after the departure of Mr. Alex Thomson, who had been postmaster there for many years, and the late Mr. Robert Longworth, knew more of the history of the village and its people than he, and his writings about those who had passed away were always written in a most capable, sympathetic and considerate way. His references always had that finer touch of sympathy and consideration. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laurie, and it was after that good old name that Laurieton came on the map. It is thought that the subject of this notice was born on the Manning, but went to Laurieton with his parents, his father being interested in the timber trade. The late Mr. Laurie retired some ten years ago from active service. The funeral took place on Thursday after noon, at 2, the remains being laid to rest in the Laurieton cemetery, where Mr. J. R. Bovard officiated.

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2 February, 1869
Taree, New South Wales, Australia


16 May, 1944 (aged 75)
Laurieton, New South Wales, Australia

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