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Bernard (Barney) Smythe (1868–1950)

Well-known Singleton identity, Mr. Bernard "Barney" Smythe died last night after a few days illness, at the home of his niece in Newcastle. He was 81 years old. The deceased, who lived in View Street, was born in the Singleton district and spent most of his life here. He was a staunch Anglican and a vestryman at St. Luke's church until a short time before his death. He was also associated with the South Singleton P. and C. Association. His wife predeceased him several years ago. There are no children. Burial will take place at Whittingham cemetery tomorrow after a service at St. Luke's church commencing at 2.30 p.m. Canon W. Holmes will officiate.

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'Smythe, Bernard (Barney) (1868–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 31 May 2024.

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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia


16 February, 1950 (aged ~ 82)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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