Saturday, 6 June 2015

NIEL BLACK'S WILL.

Sunday Times (Perth) Sunday 4 September 1910
A WARATAH VICTIM
MELBOURNE, Saturday.
The will of Neil Black, grazier ofTerang and the Western district, whowas a passenger on the ill-fatedsteamer Waratah, has been lodged forprobate. He left real estate valuedat £190,000, and personal estateworth £41,800. Relatives receive thebulk of the property, but testator bequeathed £5000 to the PresbyterianTheological Hall, £2000 to the Melbourne University, £1000 to the Melbourne Hospital, and £1000 to the Home Mission Fund of the Presbyterian Church.

Black had commissioned the building and installation of an organ at All Saint's Chapel, Geelong Grammar School. His brothers presented the organ to the school in his memory:

“Messrs. S.G. and A.J. Black, of Noorat, have, it is announced, presented to the Council of the School a fine organ, valued at £1400, to be erected in the chapel of the new school, in memory of their brother, the late N.W. Black.”



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