Dictionary of Sydney

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Smyth, Thomas

Marine on the First Fleet who took up land on Sydney's southern boundary.  A storekeeper since 1792, he was appointed as Provost Marshal in February 1796. He died suddenly in 1804 while visiting the Hawkesbury and was described as 'universally respected for his humanity in acquitting himself of the duties of his office; the generosity and benevolence of his heart; the affability of his manners, and the placidity of his disposition'.

Dec 1804
19 Dec 1804