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Thomas Stubbs (1802–1878)

One of the oldest and best-known business men in Melbourne, Mr Thomas Stubbs, died on Saturday at St. Kilda. Mr Stubbs, whose career as an auctioneer dated almost from the foundation of the city, was a celebrity in his day, and his name will not easily be forgotten. In business circles, states the Argus, he was much esteemed for his kindly and genial disposition. He died at the ripe age of 75.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Telegraph, St Kilda, Prahran and South Yarra Guardian (Vic), 9 March 1878, p 2

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'Stubbs, Thomas (1802–1878)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


18 May, 1802
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 March, 1878 (aged 75)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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