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Jonas Molesworth Stawell (1858–1929)

Tho death occurred at Perth on Sunday of Mr. J. M. [Jonas Molesworth] Stawell, a former deputy engineer-in-chief in the railways construction branch, at the age of 69 years. Mr. Stawell was on his way to England, but became ill at Perth, and had been obliged to enter a hospital.

Mr. Stawell was the eldest son of the late Sir William Stawell, who was for many years Chief Justice of Victoria. He was educated in England, and subsequently entered the New South Wales railway department, retiring about 10 years ago. Since retirement he had resided at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Union club.

The funeral took place at Perth yesterday.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 1929, p 13

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'Stawell, Jonas Molesworth (1858–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


12 July, 1858
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


5 May, 1929 (aged 70)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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