Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
- We regret to report that Mrs Wasley, wife of Mr Josiah Wasley, manager of the Band of Hope Quartz Compauy, died on Saturday after a brief illness. The deceased lady, who was highly respected in a largo circle of friends, was 60 years of age. She suffered from Bright’s disease, but on Thursday she took a fit from the effects of which she did hot recover, although Dr Rudcliffe used every medical remedy science could suggest. Mrs Wasley arrived in Ballarat with her husband in January 1553. She witnessed the Eureka riots and was a spectator of many stirring events now recorded in the history of the district. For many years she was a regular attendont at the Bible Christian Church, Skipton street, and was one of the oldest teachers in the Sunday school. She was well-known for her many acts of kindness and Christian charity. Mrs Wasley had a family of 13, only eight of whom are alive. The eldest in the family is Mr Matthew Wasley, of the Railway Department, who also is well-known in Ballarat j mining circles. MrJ. S. Wasley, barrister,' of Melbourne, and Mrs John Whykes, wife of the Armstrong street outfitter, are also members of the family of the deceased lady. The funeral will take place to day, aud the remains will be interred in the Old Cemetery. Among those who are to join in the cortege will be the Ballarat Lodge of Oddfellows, M.U., Mr Wasley, sen., being one of the oldest members and chief officers of the lodge. The scholars and teachers attending the Bible Christian Sunday school are also summoned to join in the funeral procession.