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Charles Yabsley (1850–1928)

The death of Mr. Charles Yabsley, of "Fernleigh,'' Coraki, occurred at his residence on Tuesday night, after a very short illness. Mr. Yabsley was a councillor of the Woodburn shire and attended the meeting on Tuesday of last week, when he caught a chill which developed into pneumonia. The late Mr. Yabsley, who was 78 years of age, is stated to be the first white child born in Coraki. He was widely known and highly respected by the community. He had been a grazier for many years, and had interests in the timber industry. Hie wife predeceased him 14 years ago. Four daughters and two sons survive. The daughters are Mrs. P. Shillard, Mrs. C. Middleton (Evans Head), Mrs. S. M. Raffe and Mrs. R. E. Turner (Cunnamulla). Messrs. Murray and Neil, both of Coraki, are the sons. The funeral will leave the Presbyterian Church at 2.30 p.m. to-day for the Coraki cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), 25 February 1928, p 4

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'Yabsley, Charles (1850–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 February 2024.

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Coraki, New South Wales, Australia


21 February, 1928 (aged ~ 78)
Coraki, New South Wales, Australia

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