BURCHELL, T Mr. T. Burchell, of Kadina, died last -week, at the age of 85. He was the oldest resident of the town. He was born at Brinkworth, near Swinden, Wiltshire in 1834. and arrived at Port Adelaide by the ship Hooghly in 1854. Before coming' to Australia he was a carpenter in London and later found employment as a fitter in the Great Western Railway Company's works at Swinden. On arrival at Port Adelaide he was engaged by the late Sir Henry Ayers to help in erecting the plant at the Burra mine. After a stay of five years he was attracted to Kadina through the discovery of the Wallaroo mine. He was the first licensee of the Wombat Hotel. He had, prior to this, constructed the Government dams at the North-West Bend, on the Murray. ' He married Mas Augusta Johanna Fuss in April, 1857. The diamond wedding was celebrated in 1917. Mr. Burchell was associated with the Loyal Daly Oddfellos Lodge for 57 years. Awidow and a family of nine survive — Messrs. F. M. Burchell (resident engineer to the south-eastern drainage scheme, Beachport), D. Burchell (Savings Bank, Adelaide), and T. and 0. Burchell (Kadina) and Mesdames 0. Bruce (Henley Beach), B. Opie (Torrensville) , A. V Pile (Kadina), R. Clarkson ' (Kalgoorlie, W.A.), and R. it. Wells (Port Pine). There are also 23 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren.
Chronicle Saturday 16 August 1919 page 44
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