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Pynsent, Charles Pitt (1824–1903)

News has been received of the death in New Zealand of Mr. Charles P. Pynsent who was one of the earliest pioneers of the Wimmera. The name of the deceased has been immortalised in Horsham by the naming of Pynsent street in honor of deceased. The late Mr. Pynsent, though he left this district about 34 years ago is still very favorably remembered by some of the pioneers, including Mrs. Healey, of Hamilton street, Horsham. That lady and her late husband and two children lived at Pynsent's Wonwondah station for some time, and Mrs. Healey speaks in highest terms of praise of deceased, who was a justice of the peace in the Wimmera. "He was a real good, honorable man”, remarked Mrs. Healey when spoken to about Mr. Pynsent's demise. Upon his leaving the district, Wonwondah station was sold to Mr. Rutherford. A brother-in-law of deceased was Mr. Splatt, whose name is also perpetuated by a street in the borough being named in his honor. At one time Mr. Pynsent held between 200 and 300 square miles under lease from the Victorian Government. He had almost reached at age of 90 at his death.

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'Pynsent, Charles Pitt (1824–1903)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 8 December 2022.

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Devon, England


August, 1903 (aged ~ 79)
Wellington, New Zealand

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