|Superintendent William Dana|
William, then superintendent of police at Geelong, died suddenly on 5 October 1866.
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1866. (1866, October 6). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), , p. 5. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5775248|
|CURRENT TOPICS. (1866, October 6). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926), , p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148784229|
|Items of News. (1866, October 10). Hamilton Spectator and Grange District Advertiser (South Melbourne, Vic. : 1860 - 1870), , p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article194471140|
|LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. (1866, October 11). Kilmore Free Press and Counties of Bourke and Dalhousie Advertiser (Kilmore, Vic. : 1865 - 1868), , p. 2 (MORNINGS.). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70060810|
His funeral was reported in the Geelong Advertiser of 8 October 1866. Thousands of people, it was reported, viewed the long cortege. Philip de Crespigny, William Dana's brother-in-law and my great great great grandfather was one of the principal mourners. Also among these principal mourners were his nephews, George and Augustus Dana.
|CAPTAIN DANA'S FUNERAL. (1866, October 8). Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926), , p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148784238|
Images of Captain Dana's grave in the Geelong cemetery at Find-A-Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=163742121 These were kindly taken by Find A Grave contributor Ron M following my request to the site.