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Rees, Daniel (1833–1905)

by Chris Cunneen

Daniel Rees senior (1833-1905) coal miner

Birth: 11 April 1833, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales, son of David Rees, miner, and Anne, née Hughes. Marriage: 29 October 1859 in the Presbyterian Church, East Maitland, New South Wales, to Welsh-born Elizabeth Francis (1842-1918). They had five sons and five daughters. Death: 24 November 1905 at Plattsburg, Newcastle, NSW. Religion: Methodist and Baptist. 

  • Arrived in Sydney as an assisted immigrant in the Herald August 1856.
  • Described as a laborer on his marriage certificate in 1859
  • Was a director in 1863 of the Co-Operative Coal Mining Company, Wallsend.
  • Later briefly worked for Hartley Vale Kerosene Oil Company in the Lithgow district.
  • A founder of the Colliery Employees Federation.
  • In Plattsburg was a founder of the local Eisteddford and of the Mechanics Institute.
  • Funeral proceedings concluded with a hymn in the Welsh language.

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW), 2 December 1905, p 4

Citation details

Chris Cunneen, 'Rees, Daniel (1833–1905)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2021.

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