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Curran, Michael (1846–1937)

On September 12 at his son's (Austin) residence, Regent, Melbourne, the death occurred at the age of 91 years of Mr. Michael Curran. He was born in Ireland in 1846 and came to Australia with his parents at the age of six years. They settled at Mount Gambier, S.A., where they took up land. When he was a young man the deceased married Miss Bridget Cavanagh, of Mount Gambier and they were among the first settlers on the Wimmera Plains near Pimpinio, where they remained for many years. The railway line was not then built and the first season's wheat was carted to Stawell. Deceased had some stories of great hardships in the way of transport during those early days, but it did not dampen his spirits nor effect his cheery nature, which enjoyed along with good health until the end. Four of his sons enlisted in the Great War, one of whom (Edward) made the supreme sacrifice. John (Horsham) died some years ago. Those left are James (Melbourne), Daniel (Adelaide) Michael (Melbourne), Austin (Melbourne) and Mollie (Mrs. Brice, Melbourne). His wife predeceased him many years ago. His brothers and sisters are Messrs Con Curran, formerly of Horsham and Gilgandra NSW and Edward Curran, (Horsham) deceased; Mrs. W. White (Millicent, S.A) and Miss Margaret Curran (Mount Gambier, S.A.) , Mrs. Costello and Mrs Kealy (deceased), both of Millicent. S.A.

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'Curran, Michael (1846–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/curran-michael-16539/text28467, accessed 13 May 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1846
Ireland

Death

12 September 1937
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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