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William Charles Whalan (1864–1944)

The death occurred recently at his home at Billimari, of Mr. William Charles Whalan, at the age of 80 years and six months. Born at Oberon, he was the eldest son of a second family— his father, the late Mr. John McLean Whalan, being married the second time. Mr. John McLean Whalan was the youngest son of the late Sgt. James Whalan, who was Orderly Sergeant in Governor Macquarie's bodyguard. The late Mr. William Whalan was a nephew of the late Charles Whalan who dicovered the Jenolan Caves in 1838. After living his early days at Oberon Mr. William Whalan left there with his brother, Mr. E. M. Whalan, for the Glen Innes district, where they took over a property and resided there for some time before coming to live at Billimari where he remained for the balance of his life. He was married twice, but there was no family to the first marriage and his passing is mourned by his widow, three sons and two daughters.

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'Whalan, William Charles (1864–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Sunny Corner, New South Wales, Australia


11 July, 1944 (aged ~ 80)
Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

Religious Influence

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