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Daly, Jane (1811–1851)

Yesterday morning a most melancholy event took place in this neighbourhood. Mr. Patrick Daly, a respectable settler on the Auchentorlie estate, was proceeding to this town with his dray and bullocks, taking wheat to the mill; Mrs. Daly was seated on the load. When within one mile of the township, as they were descending a small inclining hill, the wheel of the dray struck a low stump, and the dray was instantly overturned on its face, the unfortunate woman being beneath, and receiving a blow which instantly killed her. An inquest was held this day before Thomas Cook, Esq., coroner, and a jury of thirteen, when a verdict was returned of accidental death by the upsetting of a dray. Mrs. Daly was much respected, and leaves a large family to deplore their loss. Her body was followed to her last resting place this evening by a large and respectable crowd of people.

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'Daly, Jane (1811–1851)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 May 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Fahy, Jane

Clare, Ireland


6 May, 1851 (aged ~ 40)
Dungog, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

horse-drawn vehicle accident

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