Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Elizabeth Morris

Notes - Page 9


112. Thomas Hunt

MR. THOMAS HUNT
Mr. Thomas Hunt, managing director of Hunt Bros., Ltd., owners of Burdenda station, on the Bogan River, near Nyngan, and several other pastoral properties in tho Western district, died at the residence of his sister (Mrs. L. A.Sides), Harris Park, on Monday morning last. He was 75 years of age. A singular fact is that Mr. Hunt was the last of four brothers, all of whom have died within a period of 15 months; Mr. Richard Hunt died in June last year; Mr. J. C. Hunt, who was a member of the firm of Hunt Bros., Ltd., and a member in the Legislative Assembly for Camden for more than 12 years, died last March; and Mr. A.B. Hunt, M.L.C., died on August 10 last.  Mr. Thomas Hunt was born at Dural. His, father, the late Mr. G. T. Hunt, had large fruitgrowing interests and was one of the pioneers in the Dural district. Mrs. Hunt died in 1895.  There are two sons, Messrs. Stuart and Yates Hunt, and two daughters, the Misses Irene and Doris Hunt. The funeral took place on Tuesday.
Source: The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate 10 Oct 1930

Thomas and Lilla were cousins


113. John Charles Hunt

MR. J. C. HUNT
Well-known Grazier's Death
The death occurred at Parramatta this week of Mr. John Charles Hunt, well-known grazier and orchardist, and brother of the Hon. A. E. Hunt, M.L.C., treasurer of the Farmers and Settlers' Association. The late Mr. Hunt, who was aged, 73 years, was a member of the Legislative Assembly of this State for over 12 years. A member of the old Liberal party, Mr. Hunt was first elected to Parliament for the division of Sherbrooke on September 10, 1907. He retained the seat until 1913. There was a redistribution of' seats, and at the general elections at the end of that year Mr. Hunt was returned for the division of Camden. He joined the Nationalist party during the war, and represented Camden until the dissolution of Parliament in February, 1920. He did not seek re-election. Mr. Hunt was born at Dural, and was the fifth son of the late Mr. George T. Hunt, a prominent orchardist. He was a member of the firm of Hunt Bros., Ltd., owners of Burdenda station, on the Bogan River. He was first president of the Hornsby Shire, and was a member of the Loyal Orange Institution. Mrs. Hunt survives him. There are four sons and three daughters, Messrs. Aubrey Charles, George Thomas, Kenneth Raymond, and Noel Richard Hunt, and Mrs. Reginald Roughley, Mrs. B. S. Manton, and Mrs. Reginald Wearne.
Source: The Land 28 Mar 1930


115. Alfred Edgar Hunt

MR. A. E. HUNT, M.L.C.
Died in Sleep
AN ACTIVE CAREER.
Mr. Alfred Edgar Hunt, M.L.C., died in his sleep early on Saturday morning at his home in Rangers-road, Mosman, aged 69 years.  Mr. Hunt was a native of Dural, near Parramatta, where his father, Mr. G. T. Hunt, had large fruitgrowing interests. He was educated at Newington College, and when only 17 years old set out to wrest a living from the land. Selecting a large area in the sheep country near Dandaloo, in the Nevertire district, he settled there, and was successful.  Mr. Hunt was an active member of the Country party, of the Farmers and Settlers' Association and of the Graziers' Association, and was president of both organisations at various times. When the war broke out in 1914 Mr. Hunt's responsibilities were greatly added to. His sons Bruce and Stanley volunteered for active service. Both were on the land, carrying on operations on subdivisions of Wyoming. Their father, when told of their decision to enlist, simply said, "I'm glad," and immediately set about making arrangements to supervise their undertakings as primary producers till they should return. Both were killed. Mr. Hunt was an enthusiastic worker in the various recruiting campaigns, and the military authorities fully availed themselves of his services. He addressed innumerable meetings, particularly in the west, his call to arms meeting with a ready response. His duties were multiplied when he became one of the New South Wales representatives on the Australian Wool Council, on which he served for six years. He was also prominently associated with the wheat pool. Mr. Hunt was brought up in the Methodist Church, in the affairs of which he was an active participant. He was for years a member of the State Conference, and on various occasions served on the general conference, which deals with matters as affecting the Church throughout Australia. He was a liberal supporter of charitable causes, not only those associated with his own Church, but with others operated under the auspices of other denominations, and many which had no denominational interest at all. The Far West Mission, in particular, benefited by his advice and charity, and he was one of the originators of the Far West Children's Scheme, for which he initiated the funding arrangements, and of which he was honorary treasurer. He had been president of the New Settlers' League for the past two years. Mr. Hunt was appointed a member of the Legislative Council in 1916. In his youth, Mr. Hunt was a keen cricketer. Later he became an enthusiastic bowler, and was one of the most popular members of the Mosman Bowling Club.  He is survived by Mrs. Hunt, who is a daughter of Mr. Charles Fletcher, of Brisbane, and a sister of Mr. C. Brunsdon Fletcher, editor of the "Sydney Morning Herald," who is at present in Canada; three sons—Messrs. Horace E. Hunt, of Euroa, near Dandaloo; Roy, of Terangan, near Dandaloo; and Irvine, of Wyoming; and three daughters—Mrs. A. Frith, of Eurobla, near Warren; Mrs. F. Druce, of Beverley, near Dandaloo; and Mrs. V. W. Howard, of Turramurra.  The funeral will take place to-day, at 1.30 p.m., from the house, 31 Rangers-avenue, Mosman, to the Mosman Methodist Church, where a short service will be held. The interment will take place in the Northern Suburbs Cemetery.
Source: The SMH 18 Aug 1930