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Thomas Bennett Turner (?–1897)

" CROSING THE BAR."—Within a few hours of the death of Captain Collins, an other old oflicer of the Harbour Trust, Captain Thomas Bennett Turner, a friend and colleague of the first named, passed away at his residence, Parkville, on Saturday evening, aged 65 years. He had been ailing off and on for about three years, but being a man of great determination, frequently returned to his duties when it would have beern better for him to have remained at home. On Saturday, the day of his death, when he had been in bed for two days, he, with his characteristic waywardness, and very much against the wish of his friends, got up and announced his intention of attending his old friend's funeral. The effort was too much for him, and he was carried back to bed and died at 8 o'clock the same evening. Captain Turner possessed all the bluntness of the proverbial sailor, but was a singularly upright and honorable man. He resided in Footscray for some years, but left here about eight or ten years ago. The two old comrades have "crossed the bar," and let us hope are " anchored safe within the vale.

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22 April, 1897
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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