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Emily Mary Blaxland (1841–1927)

A pioneer of the Singleton district, in the person of Mrs Emily Mary Blaxland, relict of the late John Blaxland, passed away on Tuesday at Tarcutta. The deceased lady, who was within a week of attaining her 85th birthday, resided at "Fordwich" Broke, for about half a century, her husband being the original owner of the estate. After a short residence at Redthournberry, Singleton, the deceased left in October, 1919, to live with her eldest daughter at Tarcutta. The late Mrs Blaxland was an invalid for some years. She is survived by four sons and three daughters — Messrs. Edward (Morpeth), Richard (Sydney), Robert (Kogarah), Bertie (Singleton), and Mesdames F. Parramore (Tarcutta), Archer Bowman (Tamarang, Quirindi), and G. Parramore (Holbrook). The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being interred in the Church of England cemetery at Tarcutta.

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  • Rodd, Emily Mary

4 July, 1841
Minimbah, New South Wales, Australia


28 June, 1927 (aged 85)
Tarcutta, New South Wales, Australia

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