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17-June-2019
17-June-2019

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The monument, erected over the grave, commemorates journalist William England Morgan, who died in 1901. 

Mr W.E. Morgan, for thirty years the heavyweight journalist of the West, died on Saturday last at Dubbo, aged 51. This gentleman practically constituted the Dubbo Dispatch, and placed it in the front rank of provincial papers by his able pen. He held a unique position as a leader of thought and controller of public action for well nigh 20 years in Dubbo; and that he did not abuse was able to retain it for so long. The wonder was that "Will Honeycomb," as he was known by his lighter writings, could be satisfied to isolate himself from the outer world as he did by going to Dubbo when the West was young and hardly developed at all. His was a facile pen that would have won him laurels in any of the world's literary arenas. We sorrow with his sorrowing friends, that he has gone to that bourne from which no traveller returneth, as he was wont to say, at the comparatively early age of fifty-four. 
Leader (Orange, NSW), 10 April 1901.

 
It has been decided to erect a handsome marble monument over the grave of the late Mr. W. E. Morgan, "Will Honeycomb," in the Dubbo cemetery. Those who have promised donations, or wish to subscribe to the memorial fund are requested to send in their amounts to Mr. G. H. Taylor.
Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent (NSW.), 30 July 1912.

Location

Address:Barden Avenue & Cobbora Road (Golden Highway), Old Dubbo Cemetery , Dubbo , 2830
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.239543
Long: 148.628537
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1912
Front Inscription

    Erected
By His Admirers 
To The Memory
        of
WILLIAM ENGLAND 
   MORGAN 
The Faithful And Powerful
Advocate Of The Rights And
Interests Of The Dubbo District
Died 6th April 1901
     Aged 53.

May he rest in peace. 
 

Source: MA
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