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Mary Curran (1773–1821)

Another awful warning has occurred this week to drunkards :—A woman, named Mary Curne, was found dead in Hunter-street, in a ditch, on Wednesday evening last. There can be very little doubt entertained as to the cause of her death, the deceased being unhappily addicted to that horrid colonial calamity drunkenness. An Inquest assembled on the occasion the following morning, when a verdict was returned of—Found drowned.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Curne, Mary
  • Currings, Mary

Dublin, Ireland


1 August, 1821 (aged ~ 48)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years