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Ellen Bussell (1833–1877)

A correspondent at the Vasse speaks, with deep regret of the death of Mrs. Ellen Bussell, at the Margaret; inflammation of the brain having been the cause of this highly esteemed lady's death, at the early age of 44. It will be in the recollection of our readers that the survivors from the late disaster of the unfortunate S.S. Georgette were taken from the wreck to the hospitable residence of Mr. Bussell, and there received all the care and attention which their pitiable condition demanded. Mrs. Bussell and her family were unremitting in their attentions during the time that the Georgette's passengers remained under their roof, and it is feared that the anxiety excited in that lady's mind by the stranding of the vessel and its results brought on the illness which resulted in the death of a lady whose many estimable qualities had endeared her to an unusually large circle of relatives and friends, by whom she will be long and greatly mourned.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Heppingstone, Ellen

1 December, 1833


16 January, 1877 (aged 43)
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death


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