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Obituary. f ----Y-- it Mr. James Molloy. e Another old resident of the district . has passed away in the person of Mr. James Molloy, whose death occurred I. at the Portland hospital on Thursday , last. Deceased, who had reached y the venerable ago of 90 years, had been In fairly good health until quite n recently, when he was removed to the above institution. He was one of Portland's oldest pioneers, arriv ing here with his parents in the sail e ing ship "British Empire" at the age e of 11 years. The party landed at t Portland, coming alongside Henty's e original pier, in the vicinity of which, [ at that time, was deep water, but now all sand and shelter sheds. He I was educated in Portland at All d Saints' School,' and . after leaving n there was ,employed by Mr. Edward I Henty at his holding at, Narrawong, B known theli as" Clapham, and now I owned, by Mr. A. E. Osbourne, of ' Portland. Henty's, original hut d ?till stands on that farm. Later in life -Mr. Molloy was associated with Messrs. Bell Bros., of Bell's Hill, Heywood, training and racing horses, e and he was successful in winning the s Great Western Steeplechase at Cole i 'raine. He was also with Adam j Lindsay Gordon when he made his d famous leap at the Blue Lake, Mount n Gambier. He was uncle to that e famous:rider, Pat McSorley, who, al e though forewarned of coming dan gear, rode in the race at Port Augusta s in the 80's and was killed. These Swords are engraved upon his tomb stone:-" - - t '"Picture the end of.. a summer's I day, e Ii health and 'life he rode away ; liEre light had-, fallen ,death e quenched his life, A desolate home and- a desolate life." 1 Returninig to, "Portland, 'Mr., Molloy worked ,as storoman 'for the late Mr. W. P. Anderson, and l.later, , until, his retirement, 2is a water-side worker'; he claimed to be one of the oldest members of that body. The deceased gentleman was highly re spected by his- fellow-workers, -four of whom carried his remains to the * last resting place, while quite a num s bor followed the hearse to the South L Portland cem'etery on Saturday last. L Deceased was the last survivving mem ber of the crew of the "Blue Biid," which "woni thel: rowing race ini the 60's a:at Port Fairy, 'and ; for which each member received a silver cup, that obtained by Mr. , Molloy being now treasured by his ?laughter. He was also nemployed by the late' Mr. G. Tulloh in working his lighter to load and unload ships in the bay, and the mooring chain is still to be seep ?dn the green in front of the golf house; where, in those .days, there. was deep, water right up , to -,the cliffrs. ,. One wonders how long it ivill be 'before the fishermen's harbor will be sur rounded by,.sand instead of. water.. When " a boy . at school, Mr. Molldy was often-in the company of:Caitpin William Dutton, finding out'fini.helij: ing in-the extraction if oil froAm the blubber. ; He -witnessed the only local corroboree given 'y. the 'blacks on the" site' of the Market Square. He was m'arriedto Miss Mary Beglen, of Portland,.' and . there- were three sons and tiob daughters of the 'mar riage. Mr':. Moll'y was always " a keen follower of sport, aind excelled at cricket and football during his early manhood. He was also a good musician,- being 'a violin' player of no mean ability, and'was associated:with his son I- ii an orchestra until late years. "' The remains were .onveyed from All Saints' Church, of'which he wa. 'a devotedl :member all his life. The services at the .church and grave side were conducted by the Rev. Father Cain, while the'mortiuai;y'ir rangements wdre carried out by Mr. B. L. Wilkins. A well known former resident of the Terang. district, Mr. Francis Meade, died at Portland on Wednes day, March 24th. He was the sec- ond son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Meade, of Nalinga!, formerly of Garvoc, and was aged 85 years. An   employee of the Railway Depart- ment at Horsham, he had come to Portland to recuperate from the ef- fects of a recent illness, and was re siding with his sister, Mrs. F. M. Viv- ian. As his health did not improve, he was removed to the Portland pub lic hospital, where he passed away as stated. The late Mr. Meade leaves a wife and five children. The fun- oral, which left the residence of his father-in-law, Mr. T. Hickey, at Kol- ora for the Terang cemetery, was largely attended. The sudden death of Mr. Henry Curtis occurred this morning at his home at North Portland as a result of i stroke sustained yesterday. The'lo death occurred suddlenly on the 20th March at the AlfredI Hos pital, of lMfr. Walter Leonard Boyle, twin brother of the late Ryev. Oswald 1 John Boyle, formerly of Portlands J

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