New Zealand Herald, Volume XLIX, Issue 15007, 31 May 1912, Page 1
New Zealand Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 16187, 25 March 1916, Page 1
Death of an Old Resident
Considerable regret was felt throughout the district on Tuesday evening when
information was received from Armadale stating that Mr. ElijahDawson, for about sixty years a resident of this district, had succumbed to
an internal complaint. For some years the deceased gentle man had been ailing, but was able to get about;
a few weeks ago, how ever, he was compelled to take to his bed, since when he has been a very great
Mr. Dawson was the youngest son of one of Western Australia's pioneers, ElijahDawson, a Waterloo veteran, who
arrived here in 1830 in the ship Warrior, and was bowmen what is now known as the Lockevilie estate at
Wonnerup, 61 years ago. The whole of his life excepting the past twelve months was therefore spent in this
district, and almost wholly connected with the farming industry, "Westbrook," at
Newtown, being his old home. Although of a retiring disposition, he took a keen interest in
local matters, and held the office of vice-president of the Southern Districts Agricultural and Pastoral
Society at the time of leaving the district. His member ship in the Society dates back nearly 40 years ago.
Mr. Dawson was
also a faithful churchman, and was churchwarden for about 36 years. He also held a
commission as a Justice of the Peace for this district He leaves in addition to three
sisters and a brother, a wife, six sons and seven daughters to mourn their loss.
The funeral took place at Armadale yesterday. Many expressions of sympathy have
been received from old friends, amongst them a telegram from Sir John Forrest with whom deceased was
closely acquainted in the early days.
The South-Western News (Busselton, WA), 20 September 1907, page 3
 The West Australian (Perth, WA), 24 July 1946 page 1