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Elizabeth Barker (1830–1907)

The breaking of another historic link of the Hawkesbury district was the passing away of Mrs Elizabeth Barker, of Richmond Road, on Saturday last, at the age of 78 years. The deceased lady, who was greatly esteemed for her many estimable traits of character, arrived in the colony from Ireland about 50 years ago, and was a shipmate of the late Mrs W. F. Linsley. The cause of death was paralysis. Among her family are Messrs Charles and Palmer Barker, well-known identities of the district, and Misa Barker, who lived at home. The late Mrs Statham was also a daughter. The remains were interred in the R. C. cemetery on Sunday, and despite the heavy rain a large crowd of mourners assembled. Rev. Father Ryan was the officiating priest and Mr J. W. Chandler the undertaker.

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'Barker, Elizabeth (1830–1907)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 May 2024.

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  • Dunn, Elizabeth



2 March, 1907 (aged ~ 77)
Clarendon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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