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Joseph Richard Siddins (1823–1891)

In the death of Mr Joseph R. Siddins the Civil Service has lost a trusted officer. He was connected with the Macquarie Lighthouse at South Head for nearly half a century, and his father before him occupied a similar position as officer in charge for 16 years. Mr Siddins was one of the oldest residents at South Head. His remains were interred in the South Head Cemetery yesterday morning. Among those who attended the funeral were Captain Hixson and Commander Lindeman, of the Marine Board; Dr Sibley, Mr James Fairbairn, Captain J. C. Lloyd, Mr A. J. Arndell, Mr L. C. A. Cork, and others. The Rev T. Kench, of Stanmore, read the burial service. The coffin was covered with wreaths.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 1891, p 7

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'Siddins, Joseph Richard (1823–1891)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


30 April, 1823
Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


12 November, 1891 (aged 68)
Watsons Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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