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Irwin, Margaret (1834–1895)

Mrs. Margaret Irwin, one of our oldest and most respected residents, died at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning (says the "Maryborough Chronicle" of the 25th Instant). The deceased's name must ever be associated with the early history of Maryborough and Gayndah. Her family, the Gregorys, were amongst the first settlers here in 1849, that is to say, at the "old township" near Baddow, as the present town was not in existence then. Mrs. Irwin, with her husband, who was a noted carrier in those days, established the Didcot Hotel, on the Gnyndah-road. Many charitable acts and many daring exploits for a woman are recorded of her at that period of her life. In the seventies Mrs. Irwin returned to this town, subsequently building, and latterly occupying, the Australian Hotel, where for some years past she had led a very quiet, unassuming life. The deceased leaves no family. She was the sister of the late Mrs. Goodwin and of Mrs. Neil Blue and Mr. Charles Gregory.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Maryborough Chronicle (Qld), 25 December 1895, p 2

Citation details

'Irwin, Margaret (1834–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Gregory, Margaret

3 April 1834
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


24 December 1895
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

surgical complications

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