Mrs. A'Beckett, widow of the late Mr. W. A. A'Beckett, formerly a member of the Legislative Council of Victoria, died early on Monday morning at her residence, "Wilton," Church street, Brighton (Victoria). Mrs. A'Beckett was the only daughter of Mr. John Mills, who purchased a property in Melbourne at the first land sale. She was born in 1838, and was one of the first female colonists born in Melbourne.
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