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Charles Whalan (1811–1885)

One of the foremost pioneers of Oberon, Charles Whalan, J.P., died a few weeks ago, at the advanced age of 75. The deceased gentleman was intimately associated with the district for upwards of 50 years, and was a most exemplary and worthy member of society. In the old penal days, when tyranny, arbitrary power, and unbridled autocracy ruled supreme, the name of Charles Whalan stands prominently as a kind and humane master, and one whose untiring efforts were being constantly directed towards the improvement of that unhappy class over whom he had had control.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1885, p 1
  • funeral notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1885, p 16
  • profile, Methodist (Sydney), 8 July 1911, p 8

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Life Summary [details]


19 May, 1811
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 February, 1885 (aged 73)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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