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Alfred Richens (1855–1937)

The death occurred at the Young District Hospital at midnight on Saturday of Mr. Alfred Richens, 84, one of the few residents of the district who remembered Young as canvas town. Then only a lad, he had come here with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richens, who had followed the gold rush.

Early in life Mr. Richens went on the land, and soon after his marriage in August, 1877, to Sarah Ann Close (who predeceased him by some years) he took up Cloverdale, which he carried on until his retirement, when he leased the property to his son-in-law. Mr. W. Hawes.

All his life, until a few weeks ago, Mr. Richens had enjoyed good health, and he had never previously known a days sickness. His death was due to pneumonia.

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'Richens, Alfred (1855–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


4 August, 1855
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


26 September, 1937 (aged 82)
Young, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death