Mr Henry Bailey, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Wombat, passed away yesterday morning at the advanced age of 82 years. Deceased had been in ill health for some time. The old gentleman, who was born in Somerset (Eng.) was typical of the early colonists. He came to N.S.W. 70 years ago. He made his home at Wombat 35 years ago, and was a well known carrier in the early days, before the coming of the railway to Young, he drove his team from Goulburn to the Lambing Flat diggings. He was engaged previously as a carrier between Goulburn and Kiandra. In later days he made regular trips out to the Bland, to Bygaloree, Wyalong and Lake Cowal, with supplies, bringing back wool to be trucked at Young railway station. In those days the nearest railway point for the districts, which have since, with railways to their own towns, developed so much. Of late Mr. Bailey has lived a life of retirement with his daughter (Mrs. Oldfield). Deceased leaves a grown up family, comprising Mr. A. H. Bailey (Young), Harry (late A.I.F.), William, George (Wombat), Mrs. Walter Hughes (Thuddungra), Mrs. H. Hughes, (Bankstown) and Mrs. W. Oldfield (Wombat). One daughter, Mrs. Brennan, of Thuddungra, is deceased. The remains were laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Wombat cemetery this afternoon, Rev. S. A. T. Champion officiating at the grave.