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Tablet erected by the employees of Guntawang to Charlotte Rouse, the wife of Richard Rouse. 

Richard Rouse bred pedigree carriage horses, cattle and merino sheep and Guntawang became noted for its lavish hospitality. He also held other properties. He was also the principal shareholder in the Guntawang Freehold Gold Mining Co.  

He represented Mudgee in Parliament 1876-77 and 1879. In 1895 he published The Australian Horse Trade, which stressed the breeding advantages of the ’Yorkshire coach-horse’ for the United Service Institution. Rouse was a magistrate and regularly sat on the bench. He was also mayor of Gulgong in 1876 and 1899-1903 and a member of the Union Club and first president of the Gulgong Turf Club in 1871.  Richard married Charlotte Emily, the daughter of James Barnard, in 1865 in Hobart Town.



Address:Bayly & Bulgar Streets, St Luke`s Anglican Church, Gulgong, 2852
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.360667
Long: 149.53037
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Erected By The Employees Of Guntawang
          And Other Friends.
            In Memory Of
Wife of Richard Rouse, Esq. Of Guntawang.
Born Hobart, Tasmania, April 10th 1844.
         Died February 11th 1902.
"For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians. 1.21.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, that they may rest from
their labours, and their works do follow them." Revelations, 14.13

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