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Frederick Joseph Underwood (1820–1904)

from National Advocate

The funeral of the late Mr. Frederick Joseph Underwood, whose death occurred at Bathurst on Friday, took place on Saturday, when the remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the Bathurst General Cemetery. The deceased gentleman, who was 86 years of age, was a native of England, coming out to Australia with his parents when an infant. When 19 years of age, he entered the survey branch of the Lands Department, a position from which he retired after thirty-two years' service because of injuries received whilst travelling on the railway. For a term of 25 years he was Returning Officer for the Canterbury electorate. He was widely and well known, and very much respected; and people who have handled some of the old grants of the colony will have been familiar with his signature. With many of the leading families of New South Wales he was closely connected. For many years Mr. Underwood was a resident of Ashfield, but of late years his residence has been situated at Bathurst. He has been an invalid for a number of years, the last six of which he was a victim of total blindness. A widow and a grown-up family survive him.

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12 June, 1820
London, Middlesex, England


18 November, 1904 (aged 84)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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