George Chandler was born circa 1 April 1838 in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom to Edward Chandler (1812-1889) and Sarah Mepham Huggett (1813-1889) and died 23 June 1921 Wellington, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Ann Packham (1840-1925) 21 June 1861 in Orange, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of George Chandler and Sarah Ann Packham (1840-1925)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hannah Chandler (1861-1951) 29 October 1861 Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia 11 June 1951 Molong, New South Wales, Australia Holford Jonas Bennett (1860-1933)
Mary Chandler (1863-1966) 30 June 1863 Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia 31 January 1966 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia Frederick William Dunkley (1860-1940)
Susan Chandler (1865-1940)
Sarah Chandler (1867-1939)
Henry Chandler (1871-1891)
Martha Chandler (1873-1945)
Emily Jane Chandler (1876-1956)
Samuel Edward Chandler (1880-1959) 29 January 1880 Molong, New South Wales, Australia 1 June 1959 Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Adeline Alma Hobden (1892-1955)
James Allen Chandler (1882-1883)
Elsie G Chandler (1884-1890)


A very old resident, and one of the pioneers of the district, Mr George Chandler, passed away suddenly at his residence in Thornton Street, shortly after three o'clock this morning. Mr. Chandler was in the best of health and spirits last evening and decided to get up at 3 a.m to see the comet. He got up and dressed himself and went out, and on returning decided he would make himself a warm drink, and with that intention, went to the gas ring, struck a match and then he suddenly collapsed and fell. When his daughter went out to him she found him lying on the floor with the lighted match along side of him. A doctor was immediately called in and he pronounced life extinct, death being due to heart failure. His death came as a great shock to his relatives and friends, more especially as he had not been complaining of ill health. Deceased was 84 years of age.

When he first came to Wellington he was shepherd on Nanima Station, and afterwards carried on work as a carrier, and it was after this that he decided to go on the land and selected Little River. He was well-known and highly respected throughout the district and had many recollections of the early history of Wellington and the 'Old Hands,' of whom now only too few remain. Since giving up farming, he lived a retired life with his wife in their residence in Thornton Street.

He leaves a grown up family of one son and six daughters. The son is Mr S. Chandler, who resides on the old farm and the daughters are Mrs Bennett (Molong), Mrs Cock (Artarmon), Mrs. Dunkley (Little River), Nurse Chandler (Wellington), Mrs J. B. Anderson (Wellington), and Miss Chandler (Wellington. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, and will leave his late residence for the Methodist portion of the local cemetery at 3 o'clock.

Wellington Times, 23 June 1921, page 4

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¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 12295/1921