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Augustus George D. Huthwaite (1827–1896)

MR. A. G. D. HUTHWAITE died at his residence, Cowper-street, on Saturday morning, aged seventy-one. Deceased had been in failing health for some time prior to his death, and of late years did not take much part in public affairs. In the early days, however, he was a prominent figure in the stirring events of the time, and in bushranging days he had charge of a party of volunteers formed locally to give chase to the Ben Hall gang. Deceased was always noted for his physical activity and fine athletic bearing, and displayed wonderful powers for his age. He was in the Royal Navy before coming to Australia and at one time he was in command of the artillery instruction boat Excellent. He was in the service when he landed in the Colony, and he married Miss Stephen, a niece of the late Sir Alfred Stephen, formerly chief justice and Lieutenant Governor. After he left the navy he was appointed Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Warrego district, under the old law, and he held this position for some time. Subsequently he settled on his wife's property at Wollogorang, near Goulburn, nearly forty years ago, where he carried on pastoral pursuits till recent years. Some six or seven years ago he acted as deputy police magistrate for Goulburn during the temporary absence of Mr. C. S. Alexander and he also had charge of the work of collecting the census for the city and district. After leaving Wollogorang he took up his residence at Summer Hill near Bishopthorpe and came to live in the city some twelve months ago. Deceased is survived by his wife and grown-up family of several sons and daughters, one son and one daughter being married.

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8 December, 1827
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England


24 October, 1896 (aged 68)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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