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Thomas Turnbull (1838–1924)

On 21st February, after a brief illness of two weeks, there passed away an old and respected Hawkesburyite, in the person of Thomas Turnbull, Loen Avenue, Eastwood. He was a descendant of Mr. John Turnbull, who with nine other free settlers and their families arrived in Australia by the ship Coromandel, 13th June, 1802, and took up land at Ebenezer, Hawkesbury River. The late Mr. Thomas Turnbull was born at Portland Head, Sackville Reach, in 1838, where he spent the greater part of his life, except a few years on the goldfields. On his return from the gold fields he engaged in farming, pursuits at Sackville Reach, near the old homestead, where he met with a fair amount of success. In 1862 he married Miss Manning, daughter of the late Captain G. Manning, Sackville Reach. She has been a true helpmate and a sharer in all his work. About 1902 he sold his Sackville property and has since lived a retired life near the city. As a Methodist, he was sincere and earnest and was never absent from his place in the sanctuary if he could possibly be present. After a short but impressive service in the home by Rev. Brown, the funeral proceeded to the Methodist portion of the Field of Mars cemetery, where Rev. Brown spoke in eulogistic terms of Mr. Turnbull, who leaves a sorrowing wife, four daughters and five sons to mourn their loss.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW), 29 February 1924, p 3

Citation details

'Turnbull, Thomas (1838–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


23 June, 1838
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia


21 February, 1924 (aged 85)
Eastwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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