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Grace Isabella Barnes (1837–1925)

Obituary: At Dyraaba Station, near Casino, on Thursday last, Mrs. Henry Barnes, senr., [Grace Isabella] a pioneer, practically the whole of whose life was spent on the Richmond. Mr. Henry Barnes, her husband, who was the father of the family of the Barnes estate, predeceased her over twenty years. The late Mr. Barnes acquired interests in Dyraaba, Gordonbrook, and other stations, and it was on the dissolution of his partnership with Smith Brothers that he took over Dyraaba and Stratheden, and later secured Bonalbo, and stations in Queensland. The sons are Henry S. (Dyraaba), Walter C. (Breffny, Scone), Robert (Tabulam), Charles (Southport, Q.), and J. H. S. Barnes, of Warwick, Queensland, the owner of Canning Downs station. The daughters are Mrs. Bruxner (Tenterfield), mother of Col. M. F. Bruxner, M.L.A., Mrs. Chauvel, Mrs. Weigall (Sydney), Mrs. Shakespeare (England), ancl Miss Agnes Grace Barnes (Dyraaba). The late Mrs. Barnes was a liberal supporter of St. Mark's Church of England, Casino.

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Alternative Names
  • Hindmarsh, Grace Isabella

10 March, 1837
New South Wales, Australia


17 June, 1925 (aged 88)
Casino, New South Wales, Australia