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Brooker, Eliza Jane (1851–1940)

Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooker, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wes. Morrow, at East Kangaloon, on Sunday, at the age of 89 years, was a pioneer of the district. She was born at Wollongong and when only a child came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F. L Diggins, to East Kangaloon, where they were amongst the first settlers. The area was one of dense bush and the family established themselves there only after a considerable amount of hard work.

Mrs. Brooker was an ardent worker for the Church of England and was organist at the services at East Kangaloon for some years. She was of a kindly and generous nature and was everready to help others. She married Mr. Murdo Brooker, who carried on farming and dairying. He predeceased her some twenty-seven years ago.

Mrs. Brooker is survived by four sons, Herb and Walter (both of Robertson), Archie (Exeter), and Albert (East Kangaloon), and two daughters, Mrs. Wes. Morrow (East Kangalon), and Mrs. Stein (U.S.A.). Two children predeceased her, one being killed by lightning when a young man. There are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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'Brooker, Eliza Jane (1851–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Diggins, Eliza Jane

5 April 1851
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia


5 May 1940
Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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