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Hans Mack (1831–1890)

The Adelaide evening journal publishes the following account of the death of the Rev. Hans Mack, a brief report of which recently appeared in our columns:—The Rev Hans Mack, who was formerly one of the Wesleyan ministers in this city, died at North Adelaide. He was 59 years of age, 36 of which he had spent in the ministry. His public career began in 1854, when he was stationed at Goulburn, in New South Wales. After about 14 years of service in that colony he was transferred to Hobart, in Tasmania, where he spent three years, and thence to Adelaide as a minister of the Pirie-street Circuit. He was subsequently appointed to Clare, Port Adelaide, and Strathalbyn respectively, and in 1879 he obtained a transfer to New South Wales. About five years ago, through failing health, he became a supernumerary, and a few months ago, in the hope of recruiting his health, he paid a visit to England. This expectation was disappointed, and finding himself growing worse he felt obliged to return sooner than he intended. He was a passenger by the Orient, and while on the voyage became so ill that he determined to land on arrival at this colony that he might obtain surgical assistance. After spending some days at the Private Hospital, North Adelaide, he was removed to lodgings, his wife and son having come from Sydney to wait upon him. The heart disease from which he had suffered was so far advanced that all remedies were unavailing, and his death took place on Tuesday afternoon. The news of his unexpected demise will be received with considerable regret by the members of the denomination with which he was so long connected no less than by the numerous friends he had made during his ministerial work in the colonies. Mr. Mack was a preacher and thinker of much ability.

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Life Summary [details]


Downpatrick, Down, Ireland


4 November, 1890 (aged ~ 59)
North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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