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Curran, Edward (1854–1929)

In a recent issue we announced the death of Mr Edward Curran, father of Mrs. J. T. McMahon, Mount Gambier, who died at a private hospital at Horsham on November 27. Mr. Curran was born at Gawler, S.A, in 1854, and he came to Mount Gambier with his parents in 1862, travelling overland in a bullock dray. They brought with them ten horses and 20 cattle. On arrival at Mount Gambier his father took up a selection of land near Mingbool, being a portion of what was then known as Blakesley's Station. The land is still held by Miss M. Curran, his sister. He was educated at a private school conducted in Mount Gambier by a Mr Fox.

In 1881 he, with two brothers, Michael and Cornelius, left Mount Gambier and went to Horsham, where they selected land. Several years ago he retired from active farming and went to retire in Horsham, where he lived a quiet life, but took an interest in the affairs of the town and district. Deep regret was expressed at his sudden demise, and the sympathy of a large circle of friends has been extended to his wife and family who comprise Ellen (Mrs. J. T. McMahon, Jean (Mrs. J. F. Malcolm), Horsham, Rupert (Dahlen), Gertrude (Mrs. T. McCourt) Tantanoola, and Lalor (Pimpinio), Mrs. M. White, late of Emerald, Millicent, Miss M. Curran, late of Mil Lel, but now residing at Horsham, and Mesdames Costello and Kealy, of Millicent, are sisters, and one [surviving] brother Michael resides in Melbourne.

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'Curran, Edward (1854–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/curran-edward-16538/text28466, accessed 24 September 2021.

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