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Charles Hamilton Walsh (1820–1874)

Our readers (says the Southern Argus) will regret to hear of the death of Mr Charles Hamilton Walsh, solicitor, which occurred at Bathurst on Sunday last, after a week's illness, from an attack of paralysis. It is about twenty-six years ago that Mr Walsh arrived in this colony and coming to Goulburn commenced the practice of his profession as solicitor, the only other resident legal practitioner at that time being the late Mr Kitson. Mr Walsh soon secured an extensive practice, and possessing great abilities he took a prominent part in all public matters and was looked up to by many who in prosperous day never sought his aid or counsel in vain. He was elected first mayor of Goulburn on the incorporation of the town; and was afterwards chosen by the people to represent Goulburn in the Legislative Assembly, but in consequence of his absence in Sydney interfering with his professional practice, after some time he resigned his seat. In the year 1867 Mr Walsh took into partnership with him Mr A. M. Betts, and about the middle of the year 1872 relinquished his share in the Goulburn practice and removed to Sydney, where he continued his profession until recently, when he joined Mr Fletcher at Bathurst, and speedily made himself popular in the City of the West. Only a few weeks since Mr Fletcher went to Queensland for the benefit of his health, and there was suddenly cut off from life, and then comes this additional sad occurrence. The body of Mr Walsh was conveyed by train from Bathurst and arrived in Goulburn yesterday afternoon for the purpose of interment in the cemetery this morning, the funeral procession being appointed to start from St. Saviour's Cathedral at eleven o'clock.

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1 January, 1820
Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland


8 November, 1874 (aged 54)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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