Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Eliza Jane Brooker (1851–1940)

Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooker, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wes. Morrow, at East Kangaloon, on Sunday, at the age of 89 years, was a pioneer of the district. She was born at Wollongong and when only a child came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F. L Diggins, to East Kangaloon, where they were amongst the first settlers. The area was one of dense bush and the family established themselves there only after a considerable amount of hard work.

Mrs. Brooker was an ardent worker for the Church of England and was organist at the services at East Kangaloon for some years. She was of a kindly and generous nature and was everready to help others. She married Mr. Murdo Brooker, who carried on farming and dairying. He predeceased her some twenty-seven years ago.

Mrs. Brooker is survived by four sons, Herb and Walter (both of Robertson), Archie (Exeter), and Albert (East Kangaloon), and two daughters, Mrs. Wes. Morrow (East Kangalon), and Mrs. Stein (U.S.A.). Two children predeceased her, one being killed by lightning when a young man. There are eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Original publication

Citation details

'Brooker, Eliza Jane (1851–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 July 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Diggins, Eliza Jane

5 April, 1851
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia


5 May, 1940 (aged 89)
Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.