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Pickering, Elizabeth (1839–1929)

from Mudgee Guardian (NSW)

The death occurred at her son's residence, Croydon, on Wednesday of Mrs. Elizabeth Pickering, aged 91 years. She was the first white child born at Oberon, and was a daughter of Chas Whalan, who discovered the Jenolan Caves. She visited the caves at the age of 12, being the first girl to do so. Deceased was well known at Eurunderee and Home Rule, where she resided with her son, Mr. C. H. Pickering of the Eurunderee post office. Deceased was in the habit of staying with various members of her family from time to time. It was only recently that she left Eurunderee to go to Sydney.

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'Pickering, Elizabeth (1839–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 September 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Whalan, Elizabeth

14 July 1839
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


6 March 1929
Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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