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[Excerpt from p. 265] … Whitelegge was born of humble parents at Stockport in Cheshire, England, on August 17, 1850. Soon after his birth the family was cast into destitute circumstances, and young Whitelegge received but meagre schooling, being put to work for one-half of each week at the tender age of eight years. One year later his father died and his son's miserable pittance of two shillings and sixpence per week contributed to the support of his mother, who was a bobbin winder by occupation. From this time up to the age of about fifteen, Whitelegge suffered hardships and privations which might well have seared the soul of a less spirited and resourceful being. A review of his vicissitudes will read like romance in these modern days of comparative comfort and protection; it will show the greatness of the man and the merit of his ultimate accomplishment. …

 
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Short Form
McNeill, 1929. Rec. Aust. Mus. 17(6): 265–277
Author
Frank A. McNeill
Year
1929
Title
Orbituary Thomas Whitelegge, 1850–1927
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
17
Issue
6
Start Page
265
End Page
277
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.17.1929.764
Language
English
Date Published
28 November 1929
Cover Date
28 November 1929
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
BIOGRAPHY
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02 July 2009
Available Online
03 November 2016
Reference Number
764
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