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Sunday's Obituary - George W Last (-1919)

George William Last was the husband of my 4th great grand aunt Ann Last (nee Costello).  He married Ann in 1860 and together they raised a large family.  He died as a result of injuries received from a sulky accident in 1919.




Source: SERIOUS ACCIDENT. (1919, January 23). The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928), p. 2. Retrieved October 7, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123642911

Transcript:


SERIOUS ACCIDENT.THROWN FROM SULKY.OLD RESIDENT IS BADLY INJURED.


Mr. George Last, the squire of Fern Hill, met with a very serious accident on Tuesday last.  He was driving his daughter Mrs Dargin, when the horse bolted and broke the traces and part of the sulky.  The damage was fixed up, and Mr. Last started to drive home, Mrs Dargin preferring not to ride.  The horse again bolted, and, in crossing a gully, threw Mr Last out of the sulky, on to his head.  The animal then raced for home, jumping a gate and smashing the sulky to pieces.  Mr Last was picked up in an unconscious state, and very badly injured, the bone over one eye being smashed, and the eye believed to be pulped.  His family were immediately summoned to his bedside, and the doctor gave no hopes of recovery. 
This morning Mr Last was still in an unconscious sate.
Mr Last is one of the district's pioneers- a sturdy, typical, bluff Australian.  His army of friends watch the progress of his case with anxiety.





Source: OBITUARY. (1919, January 27). The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928), p. 2. Retrieved October 7, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123643897

Transcript: 

OBITUARY.
MR. G.W. LAST


The accident which befell Mr. George Last, of Fern Hill Station, last week, proved fatal, death taking place on Friday morning.  The old gentleman never regained consciousness and passed away in the presence of members of his family.
The late Mr Last was a keen sheep man, and the G.W.L. clip was always one that brought top pices in the market.  Up till a few years ago, he superintended shearing operations, and classed his own wool. For some years he was a member of the Gundagai P.P. Board, and was a vigorous advocate of the man on the land.  His grazing property, Fern Hill, will remain a monument to his memory.  It is one of the best grazing properties, in the district and well improved.
Deceased leaves a wife (who is a sister of Messrs T. and J. Quirk, of Wagra, and Mrs. J. Pierse, of 'Shadybrook,' Darbalara), three daughters (Mrs Wynward, Queensland), Mrs Geo. Clout, jun. Tomorroma, and Mrs Dargin, Binalong), three sons (Mr. Geo. Last, Tumblong, Mr Harry Last, Adjungbilly, and Councillor Albert Last, of Muttama.  A large number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive.
The funeral took place on Saturday, the remains being interred in the R.C. Cemetery, Tumut, in the presence of a large and representative gathering of mourners.

George Last and his wife Ann nee Costello had the following children:

  • Mary A Winward nee Last - b.1861 d. 1927
  • George W Last - b. 1862 d. 1932
  • Edwin J Last - b. 1863 d. 1896
  • Richard H Last - b. 1865 d. 1865
  • Rosa Dargan nee Last - b. 1866 d. 1933
  • Jane M Crowe nee Last - b. 1869 d. 1900
  • Alice Elizabeth Clout nee Last - b. 1870 d. 1954
  • Henry James Last b. 1872 d. 1940 
  • Albert Last - b. 1874 d. 1962

NSW BDM Death Indexes


3951/1865  LAST  RICHARD H  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
6387/1896  LAST  EDWIN J  GEORGE W  ANNE  GUNDAGAI
1769/1900  CROWE  JANE M  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
1214/1919  LAST  GEORGE W  GEORGE E  ANN  TUMUT
2343/1920  LAST  ANN E  JAMES  ANN  TUMUT
2460/1927  WINWARD  MARY A  GEORGE  ANNE  RANDWICK
17602/1932  LAST  GEORGE W  GEORGE W  68 YRS GUNDAGAI  GUNDAGAI
7204/1933  DARGAN  ROSA  GEORGE  ANN  RANDWICK
15481/1940  LAST  HENRY JAMES  GEORGE  ANN  COOTAMUNDRA
13761/1954  CLOUT  ALICE ELIZABETH  GEORGE WILLIAM  ANNE  TUMUT
36195/1962  LAST  ALBERT  GEORGE WILLIAM  ANN  COOTAMUNDRA

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes


2685/1860  LAST  GEORGE Z  COSTELLOE  ANN  TUMUT
7533/1886  WINWARD  JOSEPH  LAST  MARY A  TUMUT
6492/1898  CROWE  ROBERT  LAST  JANE M  TUMUT
6492/1898  GROWE  ROBERT  LAST  JANE M  TUMUT
10249/1901  CLOUT  GEORGE  LAST  ALICE  TUMUT
6807/1902  LAST  GEORGE W  PIERSE  WINIFRED  GUNDAGAI
6805/1902  LAST  HENRY J  BURKE  ELIZABETH L  GUNDAGAI
10691/1905  LAST  ALBERT  BYRNE  TERESA M  TUMUT
2546/1906  DARGAN  LAURENCE J  LAST  ROSA  TUMUT

NSW BDM Birth Indexes


7897/1861  LAST  MARY A  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
8253/1862  LAST  GEORGE W  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
8273/1863  LAST  EDWIN  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
9398/1865  LAST  RICHARD H  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
9197/1866  LAST  ROSA  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
11615/1869  LAST  JANE  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
10720/1870  LAST  ALICE  GEORGE W  ANN  GUNDAGAI
10888/1872  LAST  HENRY JAMES  GEORGE WILLIAM  ANN  GUNDAGAI
11837/1874  LAST  ALBERT  GEORGE WILLIAM  ANN  GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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