Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Joseph Hulme - Trove Tuesday

Obituary of my maternal great-great grandfather Joseph Hulme.

Benalla Standard (Vic. : 1901 - 1925), p. 4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155696868

Mr. Joseph Hulme
A very old identity of Milawa, in the person of Mr. Joseph Hulme, died at his residence, "Woodlands," Milawa, on Sunday. from an internal complaint, from which he had suffered for some time, and his death was heard of with expressions of regret throughout the district. with which he was honorably identified for very many years. He was 77 years of age. Born at Putney, England, the late Mr. Hulme came to Australia in the ship Kent, with his uncle, Mr. Arthur Land, of Carboor, and landed In Melbourne in 1860, after a voyage of 100 days. He went to reside at Milawa, where he carried on farming pursuits during the whole of his life, He proved very Industrious and capable in farm work from the time he left school. When 16 years of age he was a competitor in the boy's classes at one of the first ploughing matches held at Oxley, and amongst his opponents was Mr. W. R. Doig, of Laceby Estate, and now of Wangaratta. He also took an Interest in sport and was a playing member of the first cricket club at Oxley. He also owned several racehorses and trotters and won numerous events at district race meetings. Throughout his long residence in Milawa he never varied in the estimation of the public and was always regarded as a man of the highest principles, who Industriously followed his avocation in Iife, was honorable in all his business dealings and willingly assisted his neighbor whenever he could. His death ends a fine career as one of the early farmers of Milawa district, and the late Mr. Hulme's life was a fine example of a good living and Integrity. He was predeceased by his wife, who died 12 years ago, and is survived by six daughters, Mesdames A. Davenport (N.Z.), G. Wright (Wagga), W. Morgan (Moyhu), Misses Clara, Elsie and Nurse Pleasance Hulme (Milawa), and two sons, Messrs Sydney and Herbert Hulme, Milawa. He is also survived by three brothers, Messrs Arthur (Milawa), Albert and Jeremiah (Bowmans), and one sister, Mrs. M'Gregor (Milawa). He had 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on Monday, the remains being interred at Milawa. The burial service was conducted by Rev. A. R. Mace.

Joseph Hulme
Photo from the photo album of my maternal grandmother Daisy Fleming nee Morgan.


  1. Love these obituaries from papers of the day, they provided so much detail. He was obviously well respected.

    1. They certainly are a real treasure trove Carmel.