Sunday, March 7, 2010

Report of the death of Sebastian Hodge

I have gather a few pieces of information on Sebastian Hodge - he was certainly one of the most prominent ancestors I've had, as this death notice in Queensland evinces. Along the with functions mentioned below Sebastian Hodge was heavily involved in playing and organizing music performances, and there are quite a few articles on tis also. Given all these functions, I'm very surprised that I have not yet unearthed a photo of Sebastian. The Mason archives in Sydney may have something.


Brisbane Courier
23 April 1889

(From our own correspondents)
NEW SOUTH WALES, Sydney, April 22
Mr Sebastian Hodge, the president of the Licensed Victualler's Association of New South Wales, died last night, aged 56. He was the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel in King-street, and was one of the oldest hotel-keepers in the city. Mr Hodges (sic) was an enthusiastic Mason and G.S.D. of the Grand Lodge of New South Wales at the time of his death.

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