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Henry Falkiner Swords (1846–1917)

It is with regret we chronicle the death of Mr Henry Falkiner Swords, who died at his late residence, Hutton street, Dandenong, on Wednesday, 13th inst., after an illness extending over nine months. Deceased was born at Melbourne on September 27, 1846, and served his apprenticeship with his father, the late Mr J. W. Swords, on the Bacchus Marsh Guardian. In 1874 he founded the Dandenong Advertiser with his brother Mr. Fred. W. Swords, and the business has been carried on ever since under the firm name of Swords Bros. He filled the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the Victorian Country Press Association; was a member of the Dandenong agricultural society, and filled the position of president; and also was a member of the bowling club, mechanics' institute, and took an interest in many other local institutions. On Friday the funeral took place, the remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the Dandenong cemetery, when quite a number of friends and relatives attended. The Rev. E. G. Veal conducted the burial service, and the mortuary arrangements were carried out by J. W. Garnar. To the bereaved relatives we extend our deepest sympathy. Amongst those who attended the funeral were Mr. J. Bowser, M.L.A., Mr Waddell, Mr. Asher and Mr. Luke— old colleagues of the deceased in the Country Press Association.

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27 September, 1846
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


13 June, 1917 (aged 70)
Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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