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Mary Phoebe Dangar (1848–1931)

Mrs. Mary Phoebe Dangar, widow of Mr. Albert Augustus Dangar, who was a prominent pastoralist in New South Wales, died at Baroona station, Whittingham, in the Singleton district, yesterday. She was in her 84th year. Her husband died at Singleton in April, 1913.

Born at Guntawang in the Mudgee district, Mrs. Dangar was the daughter of the late Mr. Edwin Rouse. She was associated with her husband in many benevolent and philanthropic works. After his death she continued to support and take a deep interest in the Dangar Cottage Hospital, at Singleton (a gift to the town by her husband); All Saints' Church of England, Singleton; the Red Cross Society; the Country Women's Association; and the Boy Scouts and other movements.

Mrs. Dangar is survived by two sons, Mr. Rodney R. Dangar, of Rotherwood, Sutton Forest, and Mr. Norman N. Dangar, of Palmerston station, Armidale, and four daughters, Miss Maude Dangar, of Baroona station; Mrs. Curtis Bennett, who lives in London; Mrs. Arthur Lovell, of Winchester, Hampshire; and Mrs. Roy M. Bell, of Esk, Queensland. Another son, Major Clive Dangar, who served with the A.I.P., and who owned Gostwyck station, Armidale, died shortly after the war.

The funeral will take place at Singleton this afternoon, when the remains will be placed in the family vault at All Saints' Church.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 1931, p 13
  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 February 1932, p 6

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'Dangar, Mary Phoebe (1848–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia


16 August, 1931 (aged ~ 83)
Whittingham, New South Wales, Australia

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