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Obituary: Thomas Crane
Argus, 11 November 1905

The late Mr Thomas Crane who died recently at Busby's Flat landed in Sydney in 1849 where he was engaged by the Late Hon E.D. Ogilvie of Yulgilbar as a shepherd. After a stay of three years at Yulgilbar he undertook the management of Cangal, a small run, then owned by Mr Sabien where he remained for 5 years. He was after employed in Mr Sabien's butchering business in Grafton for about three years. He next went to Gordon Brook station where he stayed about two years returning to Mr Sabien. Shortly after he opened a butchering shop in Grafton.

Leaving Grafton in 1865 he went to Wooroowoolgen where he was employed as a stockman, Mr Sparkes then being mananger. He was sent to Deep Creek then known as Murdering Hut where he stayed two years. Leaving Wyan early in 1872 he settled down near Drake where he carried on business as a road contractor and carrier. Leaving Drake in 1878 he engaged with Mr Chauvel of Tabulam station where he stayed some twelve months and in 1880 settled down at Busby's Flat where he was a carrier and road contractor, and in later years followed farming persuits.

The late Mr Crane was married twice first to Miss Margaret Allison in Grafton in Dec 1859 who died at Gordonbrook in 1860. He married Miss Catherine Lennon his widow in Grafton 1863.

Submitted by: Jan Glasby

 

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