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Harold Frank & Annie SHORTER

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Obit for Harold's father.

Australian Town and Country Journal
Saturday 6 March 1880

Obituary.
CAPTAIN SHORTER.
We have to announce the death of Captain William Edgar Shorter, shipping master of Port Jackson. Mr. Shorter arrived in the colony in the year 1833.He was well known from his seventeen or eighteen years connection with the old Parramatta steamers Rapid, Sea Horse, Comet and Emu; and afterwards through his position as shipping master, which he had occupied for over 20 years. He took ill on Monday morning, being attacked by English cholera, which ultimately affected his brain, and he became delirious and lingered until last Saturday between 8 and 9 o'olook. Captain Shorter was a man of a retiring disposition, and was universally respected. He was married at St.James's Church, and was the father of 17 children, most of whom are living. His age was 71 years. He was a native of Greenwich.

616/1880 SHORTER WILLIAM E WILLIAM MARIA SYDNEY

This is what he looked like .. below link

Illustrated Sydney News and New South Wales Agriculturalist and Grazier
Saturday 20 March 1880
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/64973430?
 
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