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|Name||Date of Death||Other Information|
|Calder, William Leslie||12/10/1896||Aged 3. He died of convulsions. He
had only been in WA
for 3 months.
This was received from Rodney Samson:
William Leslie Calder was a grandson of George Speakman (my Great, Great Grandfather) who owned the Callion Mine and the older brother of my maternal Grandmother, Elsie Calder. My Grandmother returned to VICTORIA in 1898 with most of the family to set up various businesses from the proceeds of the mine and to start another mine in DUNOLLY. A little bit of family history, a number of gold nuggets were kept and all children that were alive and then born after 1898 were each given a nugget. My mother was one of the last ones to get a nugget before they ran out.
My Great, Great Grandfather was an interesting person, on returning from WA in 1899/90 he bought 'Coombe Cottage' and a few years later lost it in a card game and it was bought by Dame Nellie Melba whose descendants still live there. To add interest, my Grandmothers surname was 'Calder' and I live just off the Calder Highway, and GISBORNE was the second stop from MELBOURNE on the Cobb & Co trek to BENDIGO
|Kenny, Thomas||1/3/1899||Aged 12. He died of "hereditary" consumption.|
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