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Woodbridge, Caroline Amelia (1841–1927)

A pioneer of the South-west who travelled by waggon on a long and arduous journey through the bush from Campbelltown to Wagga in 1895, at the time of the gold strike at Lambing Flat, and one of the old hands in the Young district, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Young, on Friday, in the person of Mrs. Caroline Amilia Woodbridge, aged 85.

Deceased was born at Campbelltown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T . Rudd. With her parents and ten sisters and one brother she left Campbelltown at the age of 17, and settled with the family in the Wagga district, doing the long journey by waggon. The old lady remembered the coming of the first train to Campbelltown from Sydney, and she passed through Goulburn when it was merely a village.

At the age of 25, deceased was married to Mr. Roland Woodbridge, at Gundagai. With her husband she went and resided at Bendick Murrell, where they took up land, some 40 years ago. She was the mother of a large family, of whom six survive. Since the death of her husband about 18 years ago, Mrs. Woodbridge has resided at Young.

Members of the family are: Mrs. J. Murphy (Young), Mrs. J. F. Leach (Campbelltown), Mr. W. G. Woodbridge (Wellington), Mrs. A. M. Smith (Young), Mrs. Mark Donges (Monteagle), Mr A. Woodbridge (Cowra).

Deceased was buried alongside the grave of her husband in the Catholic portion of Young cemetery.

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'Woodbridge, Caroline Amelia (1841–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/woodbridge-caroline-amelia-25862/text34013, accessed 11 December 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Woodbridge, Caroline Amelia
Birth

30 October 1841
Campbelltown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

22 July 1927
Young, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

stroke

Religious Influence