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Kennedy, Margaret (1887–1982)

The last surviving member of the family which established Peweena Station has died in Mount Gambier.

She was Margaret Kennedy, 95, the only surviving child of the late Mr & Mrs John Kennedy.

Miss Kennedy, who spent the last eight years of her life at Boandik Lodge, was one of a family of three daughters and seven sons.

A relative said one of her fondest memories as a child was having lunch with famous Australian and horseman, Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Gordon was breaking in horses at her grandfather's station, Dismal Swamp.

Miss Kennedy retired from professional nursing in about 1944 when she returned to Mount Gambier and lived in Wyatt Street.

Her time was spent helping neighbours and friends in the town who needed nursing care and working for the St Vincent de Paul Society.

She was a member of the group until she was about 80 years old.

Miss Kennedy also worked with the Royal District Nursing Society and was an active member of the Catholic Church.

Original publication

  • River News (Waikerie, SA), 'Venture', 5 May 1982, p 3

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'Kennedy, Margaret (1887–1982)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/kennedy-margaret-13413/text24061, accessed 24 November 2017.

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