The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal/Volume 14/Charles Macfaull

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Obituary: Charles Macfaull, Editor of Perth Gazette (1846)

Source: Family Notices The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal, Saturday 19 December 1846, p. 2, col. A, No. 364

359829Obituary: Charles Macfaull, Editor of Perth Gazette1846


On the 13th instant at Perth, Charles Macfaull, Esq., Government Printer and Editor and Proprietor of the Perth Gazette, aged 46. His death is universally regretted and lamented by a large circle of friends.

His remains were followed to the grave by the most leading and influential parties in the colony, and many more would have attended to pay a last tribute of respect to his memory, had an earlier notice of the mournful ceremony been given to them.

The late Mr Macfaull held the appointment of the Government Printer from the earliest period of the colony, and was the originator and first promoter of a newspaper, and the Perth Gazette, which he carried with zeal and ability for a series of years. As one of our earliest settlers whose feelings and interests were ever identified with those of his brother colonists, the independent principles upon which the Gazette newspaper was throughout conducted, his constant and unwearied assistance in promoting the benefit of the colonists at large, both by his purse and in his person, claim the warmest tribute to his memory from all, and the best and kindest consideration for those he has more especially left to lament his decease.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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