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Dawson, Mary Ann (1806–1892)

On Wednesday last, a well-known native of the Hawkesbury District, named Mrs. Mary Ann Dawson, died at the age of 89. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Dr. Moore, and had been married three times. She was born at Hominy Point, and resided at one time in Wilberforce, and at another in Windsor, being in business in the premises now occupied by Messrs. Cupitt and R. Bolton. Mrs. Dawson was the daughter of the first free white woman who landed on Australian soil, and was remarkable for her kindly disposition. Mr. T. Collison ably conducted the funeral.

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'Dawson, Mary Ann (1806–1892)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Dunstan, Mary Ann
  • Moore, Mary Ann
  • Vickery, Mary Ann

17 April 1806
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


20 July 1892
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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