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William Skene (1809–1877)

William Skene, n.d.

William Skene, n.d.

The Geelong Times regrots to learn of the death of Mr. William Skene, of Skene, near Hamilton, which took place on Sunday, at Bell-park, Geelong. The deceased gentleman for many years represented the Western Province in the Legislative Council, but retired last year by effluxion of time, Sir Charles Sladen succeeding to the vacant seat.

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William Skene, n.d.

William Skene, n.d.

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1 June, 1809
Fife, Scotland


25 March, 1877 (aged 67)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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