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Patrick Lindsay Shepherd (1831–1903)

from Daily Telegraph

One of Sydney's oldest citizens, Mr. P. L. C. [Patrick Linde Crawford] Shepherd, M.L.C., died yesterday at his residence, Burnham, Shaftesbury-road, Burwood, at the age of 72 years. Mr. Shepherd was a native of Sydney, and of the old residents few were better known. To the younger portion of the community he was known more particularly by his connection with the firm of P. L. C. Shepherd and Son, seed merchants, in the Royal Arcade. He took great interest in the defences of New South Wales, and in 1864 joined the Volunteer Artillery, in which he remained for 12 years. During the last eight years he held the rank of major. He was also a member of the Defence Commission of the Warlike Stores Board, a trustee of the Victoria Park, and until recently occupied a position on the Public Works Committee. In 1874 he was elected representative in the Legislative Assembly of the Nepean electorate, but never sought re-election, and in 1888 he was appointed to the Legislative Council. He also held the positions of the vice-president of the Local Option League, vice-president of the Church Association, and president of the Horticultural Society of New South Wales. The funeral will leave the deceased's late residence at 1.36 p.m. to-day for St. Luke's Church, Concord, and thence to Rookwood via Burwood station.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 August 1903, p 8
  • funeral, Evening News (Sydney), 3 August 1903, p 8

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17 March, 1831
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


31 July, 1903 (aged 72)
Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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