Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

John Smith (1811–1895)

The death is reported of Mr. John Smith, M.L.C. at Ashfield. The deceased gentleman had resided in the colony since 1839, having been continuously engaged in pastoral pursuits since that date. He owned the well-known Tamboola Station at Molong, while he also held other stations in the same district, which now belong to his sons. He had been a member of the Legislative Council since 1880, his last speech being made in connection with the Land Bill a few days ago. He then caught cold, from the after effects of which he expired. He leaves four sons and six daughters, one of whom is married to Sir George Innes.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Bathurst Free Press (NSW), 3 January 1895, p 2

Citation details

'Smith, John (1811–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 July 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]


25 May, 1811
St Keverne, Cornwall, England


1 January, 1895 (aged 83)
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Passenger Ship