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Frederick Alexander Packer (1814–1862)

On the 2nd instant, Mr. F. A. [Frederick Alexander] Packer, an old colonist, and a very accomplished musician, died at his residence in Davey-street after a short but severe illness. Mr. Packer was an old resident in Hobart Town, and a gentleman greatly respected for his many estimable qualities. He had been for many years Organist of St. David's Cathedral, and had attained some eminence beyond the limits of the colony as a musical composer. Mr. Packer has left a widow and family of twelve children, the majority of whom are of too tender an age to provide for themselves under the melancholy circumstances of bereavement in which they are placed. The funeral which took place on the 5th instant, was attended by a numerous train of mourners.

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'Packer, Frederick Alexander (1814–1862)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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7 May, 1814
Reading, Berkshire, England


2 July, 1862 (aged 48)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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