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This obituary appeared in the Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser, Thursday 19th of February, 1885 . It appears to have been quoted from the Dalby Herald.


We ( Dalby Herald) regret to have to record the death of one of the oldest residents of Dalby, and one who took a very prominent part in the affairs and interests of our town from its infancy until a few years ago, when he left Dalby and went to reside in Toowoomba. We allude to Mr. Charles Douglas Eastaughffe, who died at his residence at Nerang, on Friday, February 13th, at the ripe old age of 85 years.

The deceased gentleman was a native of Inverness, Scotland, and arrived in Sydney about 50 years ago. He remained in that city for a considerable time, and afterwards went to the New England districts, where he engaged in various pursuits, stock breeding, &c. In 1858, long before Separation, he received from the New South Wales Government, the appointment of Chief Constable of Dalby - the place being then known as Myall Creek. Mr Eastaughffe held the appointment for a considerable time, and afterwards took to commercial pursuits, engaging in business as Auctioneer and Commission Agent. He built a wool receiving store, which he subsequently converted into a theatre, which was well known by the name of Union Hall.

About ten years ago, Mr Eastaughffe left Dalby and went to Toowoomba, where he resided for 2 and a half years. He there built the Assembly Rooms, which he subsequently sold, and took up residence at Nerang, 6 miles below Southport, where he remained until his death, as before stated. During Mr Eastaughffe's residence in Dalby he was for several years a member of the Municipal Council, and at various times held positions of trust under the Governments of New South Wales and Queensland. He leaves a widow, two sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren.

Charles Douglas Eastaughffe (1800 - 1885).

Newspaper letter by CDE.

Obituary of Charles Douglas Eastaughffe.

Alexander Albert Eastaughffe.

Frank Eric Eastaughffe.   Not completed yet.

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