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Gualter Soares (1833–1918)

One of the most venerable clergymen of the Goulburn diocese, the Rev. Gualter Soares, died at his late residence, West Goulburn, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Deceased had a serious illness about twelve months ago, from which he never properly recovered. Last Thursday he reached his 85th year, and on that day he received several visitors. In the evening he sustained a paralytic stroke, and gradually sank. The deceased clergyman was twice married. Mrs. Bursell, of Townsville, and Mrs. McEver, of Port Macquarie, are daughters by the first marriage. There were no children of the second marriage. Deceased is survived by a widow. The Rev. Mr. Soares was educated at Moore College, and was made a deacon in 1868. In 1870 he was raised to the priesthood. He was rector at Rockley in 1873, the Lachlan 1874-76, Wentworth 1876-79, Berridale 1879-81, Adelong 1881-90, Temora 1890-93, Cobargo 1893-1904, and rector of Lake Bathurst 1904-1915. About five years ago he retired from the active work of the ministry, and had been residing at West Goulburn. He was a brother of the late Canon Soares, and was a fine type of pioneering clergyman and greatly beloved and esteemed by the people to whom he ministered as well as by numerous friends and acquaintances of other religious denominations.

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Life Summary [details]


3 October, 1833
London, Middlesex, England


10 October, 1918 (aged 85)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship