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George Samuel Perrin (1847–1900)

from Albury Banner and Wodonga Express

Mr. G. S. [George Samuel] Perrin, conservator of forests in Victoria, died somewhat unexpectedly at Craig's Hotel, Ballarat, on Monday. Mr.Perrin went to Ballarat on Thursday in order to supervise the arrangement of the Government timber exhibits at the Exhibition, and was to have taken part in the opening proceedings on Friday, but he was seized with illness, and Dr. Martin was called in to attend him. On Monday morning he became worse, and, as Dr. Martin was away, Mr. H. E. Salmon, M.B., was called, and after a consultation with Dr. Woinarski an operation was found to be necessary in order to give Mr. Perrin relief, but he succumbed three hours afterwards. The deceased, who was 54 years of age, arrived in Adelaide a quarter of a century ago to assume a position in the Forestry department, and left there to accept a similar post in Tasmania 16 years later. From there he came to Victoria in 1888, as conservator of forests. His brother, Lieutenant-Colonel Perrin, and his old friend, Mr. A. Morton, curator of the Tasmanian Museum, were with him when he died, but his wife arrived too late to take farewell of him.

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Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire, England


24 December, 1900 (aged ~ 53)
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

bowel disease

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