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Dart, Fanny Maria (1856–1928)

Mrs. Fanny Maria Dart, wife of Captain John Dart, died at her residence at Croydon Park on Tuesday. Mrs. Dart, who was a native of Bathurst, was 82 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Josiah Parker, who married Miss Johnston, cousin of the Rev. Richard Johnston, the first clergyman to land in Australia. Mrs Dart resided at Croydon Park for 42 years, and her activities were connected with the Western Suburbs Hospital, the Red Cross, and the Methodist Church.

The funeral took place on Wednesday at Rookwood, the Revs C. P. Walkden-Brown and James Green officiating.

Owing to serious illness, Captain Dart was unable to be present. The chief mourners were Messrs S. P. Dart (of Leeton) and R. N. Dart, Hawkesbury College (sons); Rowland, Elsie and Doreen Dart (grandchildren), Mr R. J. Parker (brother), and G. Dart (brother-in-law). Others present included Messrs L. A. Edrie; H. J., S. C. and G. A. Parker; G. Dalby (Newcastle), M. H. Dart, E. W. Fawcett, and Dr L. R. Parker (nephews), Mesdames Sendall, Parker, Waterhouse, and Dart (nieces); Messrs W. N. Sendall, G. H. Turner, J. G. Crowther, H. H. Giles, H. G. Smith, J. S. Hawthorne (ex-M.L.A.), H. F. Evans, J. R. Stewart, J. A. Somerville, F. Reed and A. L. Lonsdale.

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