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Richard William Leftwich (1833–1916)

The death has taken place of another old resident of Brisbane, in the person of Mr. R. W. [Richard William] Leftwich, at the ripe age of 83 years. The deceased came to Queensland in 1863. A home was made at Kangaroo Point, where the deceased gentleman resided almost up to the time of his death — 53 years. Until retiring some few years ago, Mr. Leftwich was engaged in the oyster industry, in which he was very successful.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Telegraph (Brisbane), 29 July 1916, p 6
  • funeral notice, Brisbane Courier, 24 July 1916, p 6
  • probate, Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld), 21 September 1916, p 5

Citation details

'Leftwich, Richard William (1833–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


16 April, 1833
London, Middlesex, England


22 July, 1916 (aged 83)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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