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Enoch William Rudder (1801–1888)

from Macleay Argus

It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Mr. E. W. [Enoch William] Rudder, which took place at the residence of Dr. Gabriel, East Kempsey, on Monday evening last, the 3rd inst. at 9.30. The deceased gentlemen was a very old and respected resident of the district, and has always taken an interest in its welfare. His death came somewhat unexpectedly on the members of his family, for with the exception of an attack of weakness, no indications were given of the end being so near. In fact he had, in reply to enquiries made by his youngest son as to the state of his health, on the morning of the day he died, said he felt very well. Towards the afternoon he suffered from weakness that continued up to the time when he peacefully breathed his last, surrounded by those of the friends of the family who were enabled to be present on the sad occasion. The interment took place at the Church of England Cemetery, East Kempsey, the Rev. R. H. D. Kelly officiating at the grave. The late Mr. Rudder, at the time of his decease, was over 87 years of age and a widower of some 4 years. He leaves behind him a numerous family of eight sons and seven daughters, ninety grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. He was a native of Birmingham, England, and had been over half-a-century in the colony, the most of which time he spent in this district. At the time of the last Indian Exhibition the late Mr. Rudder received a medal for a geographical map of the colony of N.S.W. He also held the appointment of Commissioner of the Peel gold fields, N.S.W. His pen has not been idle. Several well-written and interesting articles, supposed to have emanated from him, have appeared in print from time to time; but of these we shall have occasion to refer to on a subsequent date.

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'Rudder, Enoch William (1801–1888)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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6 March, 1801
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


3 December, 1888 (aged 87)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

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