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The Late MR. FREDERICK WRIGHT.
DEATH OF OLD PIONEER. With the death 01 Mr. Frederick Wright, at his residence, Leura Farm, Colac road, Caiupei'Uywti lute on Sun day evening, another old and respect ed" pioneer of the district has been lemoved. Bom in Cambridgeshire, England, i>l years ago, deceased came to Australia in 1556, leaving South ampton on the 3rd o£ June jn the Americau-built wooden ship "Omega," and landing at Corio Bay, Geeloug, on ihe 15th qt" September, when he was only a little over 1-i years ol ag'a. He a pent some years in Geelong and district, a portion of the time being employed as a nursery man. During that time, he learned to drive bullocks and at tbe age of IS took a load of , Hour to the sold diggings at Pleasant Creek, now known as Stawell. It was : Lhen only a bush track, and lie was the first inau to drive a bullock wag gon loaded with flour to this gold field. j • Coming to Camperdown in IS7I, de i ceased has lived? in the district ever ■since engaging in farming and dairy ing. In hi s early days he was well known as a willing and painstaking workman, clearing his land, and rais ing the standard o£ farming. At one time he owned a chaff mill in the town and later purchased a butcher's business. Always occupied with something useful, deceased was ft We to be about daily until a lew weeks before- his death. Regarding public affairs, the late Mr. Wright look an active part. He was the last oi: those originally ap pointed to the committee of the Re creation Reserve, onu of the original members of the Caraperdown Turf Club Committee, and an early coiu mitteeman of the Agricultural So ciety. He was also an adherent of the Presbyterian Church from the time when the Rev. Mr. Wilson was in charge. Mr. "Wright is survived by a large family of sons and daughters, 35 grandchildren, and 33 great-grand children. The funeral"wil leave his late res'' dence at 2 p.m. to-morrow (Wednes day) for the Camperdown Cemetery. Messrs. Collie and Brennan haw charge or the funerf.l arrangements.