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Joseph Smith (1801–1868)

The death of Mr. Joseph Smith on the morning of the first March at his residence near Highfield has created a blank that cannot easily be filled up in this small community. Many persons, nay, even hundreds directly or indirectly have felt the benefit of his assistance—never grudgingly given. Mr. Smith had raised himself from a humble position to one of comfort by his careful and industrious habits, and it is gratifying to know that his large family of sons and daughters seem likely to follow in their lamented parent's footsteps, and who this day joined with nearly two hundred other residents in following Mr. Smith's mortal remains to their final resting place.

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'Smith, Joseph (1801–1868)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


28 May, 1801
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England


2 March, 1868 (aged 66)
Stanley, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Hertfordshire
Trial Date: 25 October 1821


Occupation: sawyer


Children: Yes (10)