William Thomas NOTT: Birth: 1 SEP 1887. Death: Prior 1925
Note: N1664 Apparently there are two Henry Freeman Notts - see research notes.
DEATH NOTICE The Register Adelaide 28 Sept 1925 The death of Mr. Henry Freeman Nott,which occurred at tbe residence of bis sonMr. L. Nott), Kadina, on Thursday, hasremoved an old identity of the town,' anda personality well known in most SouthAustralian shearing sheds. The deceased, 'who attained the age of nearly 76 years,was born at North Adelaido in October,1849, and was a son of the late Mr. ThomasF. Nott, civil engineer and surveyor. Hisboyhood was spent at Melrose with hisparents, but, when a young man, he tookup shearing, became an expert at the craft,and followed this occupation for more than50 years. Mr. Nott laid claim to beingthe oldest blade shearer in Australia, and,despite advancing years, he could still .handle 'jumbuck' with skill and expedi-tion, and last year obtained a tally of 92.His average was 80 sheep a day (eighthours) for 14 weeks- an achievement thatwas truly remarkable for a veteran of hisage. In the various sheds he was knownas 'Old Silence,' being too busy to talkwhen at work, and when not actuallythe 'ringer' of the shed, was invariablytbe runner-up. He was married in 1876 toMiss Matilda Carr, a daughter of the lateMr. W. A. W. Carr, clerk of the DistrictCouncil of Nairne. . He was of a rovingdisposition, but ultimately settled at Wallaroo Mines in 1905. There are two sonsliving, Messrs. Freeman Nott and Leslie .Nott, both of Kadina. Tbe widow also survives.
http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/manning/pn/k/k1.htm of Henry F. Nott on 28 September 1925, page 8h,
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