Thomas Brandon obituary

WILMINGTON, November 4

     Mr. Thomas Brandon, who died at his residence, Wilmington, recently, at the age of 84 years and 9 months, was an old and highly respected colonist. He was born in Hereford, England, and was present at the Queen's accession.

    Mr. Brandon came to Australia in the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 with his cousin, Mr. Robinson (known by his many friends as Encounter Bay Bob). He had shares in the wool off the first sheep that Mr. J. H. Angas had on Willowie station. He saw the first wheat reaped that was grown in or near Adelaide, and was with the South Australian Cattle Company for some time and manager for the late Mr. H. Evans, of Evandale. He also discovered the Spring Creek copper mine near Wilmington, and resided at Pinda for many years.

    He leaves a widow, three sons, and three daughters, 24 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren His sterling principles and integrity won the respect of all who came in contact with him.

The Advertiser Tuesday 12 November 1901