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George Lucas (1813–1900)

from Richmond River Herald

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.

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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

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Life Summary [details]


4 March, 1813
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


30 April, 1900 (aged 87)
Canterbury, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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