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Blundell, Louisa (1839–1920)

Another link with the the past has been sundered by the death of Mrs. Louisa Blundell, relict of the late Joseph Blundell, who was a well-known and exceedingly popular boatman on the Hawkesbury River for many years. In fact Joseph Blundell was one of the last of the old brigade of watermen on the famous old river. He finally settled at Brooklyn, and died there 15 years ago. The late Mrs. Blundell, who was in her 81st year, continued to reside there until she became somewhat feeble, when she went to live with her only daughter, Mrs. William Izzard, at Epping. It was there that she died on the 7th instant, the remains, being laid to rest in the Field of Mars cemetery on the following day. The late Mrs. Blundell was a native of the Hawkesbury River, and was a member of the Turnbull family. She was greatly beloved by all who knew her, and will be lovingly remembered by old Hawkesburyites for her charitableness and hospitality. The sorrowing members of her family are: — Mr. John Blundell, of Lower Portland; Mr. Willis Blundell, of Redfern; Mr. Cyrus Blundell, of Brooklyn; and Mrs. W. Izzard (Elsie), of Epping. Three sons and two daughters are dead.

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'Blundell, Louisa (1839–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/blundell-louisa-17261/text29044, accessed 14 December 2018.

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