Walter Gozzett Cause was born 18 July 1856 in Oxley Island, New South Wales, Australia to George Hudson Cause (c1808-1868) and Mary Ann Gozzett (c1817-1863) and died 18 February 1926 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Ann Smith (1867-1943) 7 September 1884 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Walter Gozzett Cause and Sarah Ann Smith (1867-1943)
Name Birth Death Joined with
May Mary Kezia Cause (1885-1885)
Annie Flora May Cause (1886-1953)
Arthur Walter Cause (1888-1889)
Perlie Cause (1892-1899)
Alfred Gozzett Cause (1895-c1957)
Stanley Vivian Cause (1898-1970) 5 March 1898 Taree, New South Wales, Australia 1 November 1970 Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Constance Ethel Howe (1900-1959)

Victor Manning Cause (1901-1914)
Wylie Cause (1906-1969)



The death occurred at the [M]ayo Hospital, Taree, on Thursday morning of Mr. Walter Gozzett Cause.

Deceased was operated on at the hospital about a week ago, and seemed to be making satisfactory progress towards recovery, On Thursday morning he was having his breakfast, being then apparently in a satisfactory state of health, when he suddenly collapsed and died. It is surmised that the intense heat which prevailed during the past few days was the indirect cause of death.

The late Mr. Cause was born on Oxley Island 69 years ago. For over twenty years he was engaged in farming pursuits at Cattai Creek. He is survived by a widow and four children. The children are Mrs. Finney, of Taree; Alfred Gozzet (Harrington), Vivian Stanley (Wallerawang), and Wylie (Coopernook).

The sisters are Mrs. John Albury and Mrs. Joseph Southwell. Mr. George Cause, of Cattai Creek, and Mr. John Cause, of Taree, are brothers.

The funeral was held at Mitchell's Island on Friday, in the Church of England portion of the cemetery.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. S. A. Bridge.

The Manning River Times And Advocate For The Northern Coast Districts Of New South Wales, 20 February 1926, page 4

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V1856918 44A/1856, V1856912 44A/1856, 7278/1856
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 5227/1884
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 3734/1926