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Clara De Burgh (1823–1906)

In the Woodbridge Cemetery at Guildford, on Tuesday, the remains of the late Mrs. Robert De Burgh were laid beside those of her late husband. Mrs. De Burgh represented one of the earliest of the old colonial schools, having arrived in Western Australia in 1845. Four years later Miss Clara Wellerton, as she then was, married Mr. Robert De Burgh, a pastoralist on the Moore River, where they lived for long after. Subsequently Mr. De Burgh moved to Claversham, at Guildford, where his wife continued to reside after his death, until, a few years ago, she agreed to take up her residence with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Harper, of Woodbridge. Deceased, whose age exceeded 83 years, died of sheer exhaustion. She leaves one son—Mr. Hy De Burgh, of Cowella Station, Moore River—and three daughters—Mrs. Jas. Morrison, Mrs. Chas. Harper, and Mrs. Henry Brockman. The funeral was largely attended, among those following the coffin being Mr. Hy De Burgh and Messrs. Jas. Morrison, Chas. Harper, and Hy Brockman.

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Alternative Names
  • Wellerton, Clara

Western Australia, Australia


22 January, 1906 (aged ~ 83)
Western Australia, Australia