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Harriet Elizabeth Bowen (1827–1888)

Very general regret will be caused by the announcement published in our obituary column of the death of Mrs. Bowen, the widow of the late Mr. Robert George Bowen, who was during his lifetime an honoured and well known citizen of Adelaide. On Saturday, August 11, Mrs. Bowen, after paying a visit to some friends at the Semaphore, was on her way to the railway station when she was suddenly seized with an attack of heart disease. She reached the station, and was immediately taken into a house adjoining. Dr. Curtis was in attendance at once, but life only lasted a few minutes. The deceased lady will be sadly missed by numbers of poor and suffering people, whom she was wont to assist and counsel in the most unostentatious way, and also by those with whom she was associated in religious organizations. Mrs. Bowen was an old colonist, having resided in the colony since about 1839, except for two periods when she visited England. She leaves two sons, Messrs. Henry Bowen and T. H. Bowen, and three daughters, Mrs. F. W. Bullock, Mrs. R. K. Thomas, and Mrs. G. Sutherland.

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'Bowen, Harriet Elizabeth (1827–1888)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 February 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Poole, Harriet Elizabeth

South Australia, Australia


11 August, 1888 (aged ~ 61)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease