On this day: Link with past severed by death

17 August

1936: A link with early Australia was severed with the passing of Mr H Hoddinott at the age of 81 years.

Mr Hoddinott was born at Gippsland, Victoria.

His parents left England in 1841 and were among the first white people in that district.

The late Mr Hoddinott had followed many occupations, including droving, station managing and other bush work until he settled on the land 25 years ago at Boyne Island, where he had since resided with his family.

He was associated with Mr Frank Beazley, the well-known horse buyer. He took charge of one shipment of horses to India.

Messrs WH and D Hoddinott are brothers and Mrs H Greenwood is a sister.

All reside at Bairnsdale, Gippsland, and there is another sister near Orange in New South Wales.

Mr Hoddinott is survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

He had enjoyed good health until a fortnight, ago, when he was taken ill and removed to a hospital in Gladstone.

The funeral took place to the Gladstone Cemetery on Sunday morning.

1938: Mrs Sarah Power, one of the early pioneers and a member of one of the best known and highly respected families of the Gladstone district, died yesterday.

Mrs Power came to Gladstone at the age of 19. Her husband, Mr Robert Power, died 36 years ago.

Mrs Power is survived by three sons and three daughters.



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