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Edwin Stephen Rouse (1849–1931)

Mr. Edwin Stephen Rouse, who died at his residence, Rouse Hill House, Rouse Hill, on Tuesday, was a member of a very old Australian family. He was 82 years of age.

Born at Guntawang, he was the younger son of the late Mr. Edwin Rouse of Guntawang and Rouse Hill and a grandson of Mr. Richard Rouse, the pioneer. He was educated at Macquarie Fields and resided at his home at Rouse Hill since 1854. In 1874 he married Miss Elizabeth Ann Buchanan at St. John's Church, Darlinghurst. He and his brother Richard Rouse of Guntawang, were the breeders of a noted breed of carriage horses and also were successful on the turf, winning the Sydney Cup for two successive years with their mare, Viva, the trainer being the veteran Mr Harry Rayner of Randwick. Mr. Rouse was for 60 years a member of the Union Club. Mrs Rouse predeceased him. Two daughters survive him.

The funeral took place at St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, Windsor, after a service held in the Rouse Hill Church.

The chief mourners were—Mrs. G. A. Terry and Miss Kathleen Rouse (daughters), Mr. G. A. Terry (son in law), Messrs G. R. E. G. and N. Terry (grandsons), Miss Marian Rouse (niece), Mrs. Stanley Rouse (niece), Mr. John G. Rouse (nephew), Mrs. R. B. Terry (granddaughter), Among others present at the graveside were:—Mr. W. Young (representing Mr. R. R. Dangar (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gosling, Miss Pringle, Miss Pendergast, Mrs. Haigh, Miss Mildred Callaghan, Mr. and Mrs. Crowley, Mr. Norman Cox, General Paine, Messrs. J. B. Johnstone, Horsley, Cecil Iceley, Arthur Thompson, Wright, Pearse (senior), E. and C. Pearse, Jamieson, and Nash and the staff of Rouse Hill House.

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'Rouse, Edwin Stephen (1849–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia


22 September, 1931 (aged ~ 82)
Rouse Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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