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Kenilworth Parkes (1886–1910)

from Windsor & Richmond Gazette

A young man named Kenilworth Parkes died in the Wellington Hospital a few days ago, from tetanus, after a few days illness. The deceased, who was 24 years of age, had been working for Mr Roger Broome, of Mickety-mulga, who took him in to the hospital. He gave the name of Sydney Porter to Mr Broome. Upon his death an order for burial was given by the hospital to Mr Shakespeare who made inquiries as to whether he had any relatives who should be communicated with. In the room he occupied at Mr Broome's was a bag containing some papers, including a diary, and an inspection of these revealed the address of his mother and brother. A telegram was despatched to Sydney by Mr Shakespeare, and a reply was received that the deceased could not be identified under the name of Sydney Porter, but if he had three fingers missing from his left hand, his name was Parkes. Further wires led to his identification as Kenilworth Parkes, fourth son of Sir Henry Parkes, and brother of Mr Varney Parkes, M.L.A. The deceased had not been heard of by his relatives for the last eighteen months. The remains were interred in the Anglican portion of the Wellington cemetery.

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Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


4 November, 1910 (aged ~ 24)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

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