Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Lucas, George (1813–1900)

from Richmond River Herald (NSW)

At Canterbury last week Mr. George Lucas, a retired builder, passed away at the age of 87. He was the first to put a slate roof on a building in Sydney. Mr. Lucas was on Sir Henry Parkes' first committee, and it used to be an axiom that any person he supported got into Parliament. He was one to institute the shilling subscription to pay Dr. Lang's fine in a libel action brought against that gentleman by Governor Fitzroy, and was a powerful advocate of the Public Instruction Act of 1866.

Original publication

Other Obituaries for George Lucas

Additional Resources

  • is ill, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March 1900, p 9
  • death notice, Australian Star (Sydney), 2 May 1900, p 1
  • funeral notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 May 1900, p 10

Citation details

'Lucas, George (1813–1900)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lucas-george-13307/text34019, accessed 6 March 2021.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2021