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Richard Ridge (1843–1925)

from Western Age

It is with regret that we learn of the death of one of the oldest Western pioneers, Mr. Richard Ridge, who has been in this district for upwards of 30 years, the whole of which time he has been on Tuncoona Station (says the Bourke 'Herald'). He left the Nyngan district some 30 years ago to take up this holding and has for that long period, in good and bad seasons — mostly bad— exhibited the splendid qualities of a pioneer, which others would do well to follow.

The late Mr. Ridge left Bourke in company with Mrs. Ridge, on holidays before Xmas. They journeyed from Sydney to Mudgee to stay for a time with Mr. and Mrs. Coward, and then returned to Neutral Bay, Sydney. The three sons received word on Friday that their father was ill, and they left Bourke by the Friday midnight train. The whole of the family were with their father at the time of his death.

We understand that the cause of death was heart failure, and that deceased was about 83 years of age.

The late Mr. Ridge had a great circle of friends in the west, and all will be sorry indeed to hear of the death of such an old esteemed resident.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 1925, p 8

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Life Summary [details]


15 September, 1843
Colo, New South Wales, Australia


15 February, 1925 (aged 81)
Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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