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George Richmond Powell (1832–1908)

Yesterday's 'Northern Star' writes: — 'A private wire received last night informs us that Mr. George R. Powell, of Tyagarah, died yesterday at 5 p.m. Mr. Powell some time ago had an operation performed in Lismore to arrest a growth, but it was not successful, and his case has been regarded for some time as hopeless. He was born on the Hawkesbury, near Richmond and came to the Clarence during the early agricultural settlement of that district. He secured land at Tyndale, on the South Arm, where he resided and carried on farming until about 12 years ago, when he and his family removed to Tyagarah. He married Miss Small of the South Arm, a sister of the late Mr. J. F. Small, who survives him and he leaves a numerous family of grown up sons and daughters. Mr. Powell was an excellent judge of draught horses, and on the Clarence in the early days was recognised as such. He was over 70 years of age, and was widely known in the northern districts as well as on the Hawkesbury. The funeral takes place on Saturday forenoon, and the internment will be made at Bangalow. Great sympathy will be felt for the family, particularly Mrs. Powell, thus bereaved of her partner after a long married life. Mr Powell was for many years the holder of Tyndale and Somervale runs, and conducted a butchering business at Tyndale.

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Life Summary [details]


7 January, 1832
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia


23 October, 1908 (aged 76)
Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (skin)

Religious Influence

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