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Hannelly, Thomas James (1878–1947)

Thomas Hannelly, 1920

Thomas Hannelly, 1920

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The death occurred in Orange on 16th July, of Thomas James Hannelly, aged 69 years. The deceased was born in Wellington in 1878 and spent his early years around Stuart Town and Euchareena. His parents owned the property of "Briarwood" in the Euchareena district and it was there that they reared their large family. His mother predeceased him forty years and his father passed away fourteen years ago.

He visited New Zealand several times in his youth.

The late Mr Hannelly was always interested in sport and was a great follower of horse-racing. He was a great lover of horses and at one time owned several gallopers. He could always tell amusing tales connected with racing in earlier days.

Deceased came to Coonabarabran in 1919 and took over management of "Coolcappa" for Mr Harry Sullivan. He remained there until July last year when he took ill.

He spent most of his time in the saddle having for his constant companions his much loved saddle horse and faithful sheep dogs. He will also be remembered by many people for the amusing tales he told, this being one of his favourite pastimes.

The late Mr Hannelly is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs Tuite (Cronulla) and Mrs O’Donnell (Molong) and four brothers, Arthur, Bede, Juel (Stuart Town) and Cyril (Euchareena).

The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic portion of the Coonabarabran cemetery. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr McGrath, of Orange, and Mr H. P. Harper of Coonabarabran.

Original publication

  • North-West Watchman (Coonabarabran, NSW), 7 August 1947

Additional Resources

  • wedding, Leader (Orange, NSW), 17 September 1920, p 8

Citation details

'Hannelly, Thomas James (1878–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 January 2020.

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Thomas Hannelly, 1920

Thomas Hannelly, 1920

photo supplied by Kristy Crooks