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Dalley, Eleanor Jane (1842–1881)

It is with deep regret we chronicle the demise of Mrs. W. B. [Eleanor Jane] Dalley, lady of the Hon. W. B. Dalley, the eminent barrister. This sad event occurred, after an illness of a fortnight's duration, this morning, at 11 o'clock, rather unexpectedly, and has created a deep sympathetic sensation throughout the city. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Mr. W. Long and sister of Lady Martin, wife of our Chief Justice; and leaves a young family of six children, the youngest being scarcely six months of age, who must now feel the irreparable loss of a kind and a good mother. We understand that Mrs. Dalley suffered from that fatal malady which of late has carried off many of our citizens— typhoid fever — and that Dr. J. C. Cox, together with the other physicians, gave the case their most anxious consideration throughout.

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'Dalley, Eleanor Jane (1842–1881)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 11 August 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Long, Eleanor Jane

21 September 1842
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 January 1881
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

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