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Clarence Herbert (Charles) Wray (1864–1935)

The death of Mr. Charles H. [Herbert] Wray, a well-known mining engineer in this State, occurred in a private hospital in Perth on Sunday. The late Mr. Wray, who was 73 years of age, was a Californian Mexican by birth, who received his education in England. He came out to the Kalgoorlie field soon after its discovery in 1893. For sometime, he was connected with Messrs. Bewick, Moreing and Co. and in 1905 made a thorough survey of many mines north of Kalgoorlie. He was later attached to the mining investigation staff of Mr. Herbert Hoover, former President of the United States. Mr. Wray also had a wide knowledge of the northern gold areas of Western Australia and in 1932 after some years' residence in Sydney, returned to this State on behalf of the Nor-West Mines Investigation Co. to investigate the rivers of the North-west for gold deposits. For a period he was also connected with the New Consolidated Goldfields. The late Mr. Wray leaves a widow and three children residing in Sydney.

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Additional Resources

  • interview, Sunday Times (Perth), 30 October 1932, p 5s
  • death notice, West Australian, 2 September 1935, p 1

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'Wray, Clarence Herbert (Charles) (1864–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 April 2024.

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California, United States of America


1 September, 1935 (aged ~ 71)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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