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Martha Everingham (1846–1926)

The death on Tuesday of Mrs. Martha Everingham, of Tizzana-road, Sackville, removed one of the original Hawkesbury aboriginals from our midst. Deceased, who was married according to the Aboriginal Rule, had reached the age of 80 years, her husband predeceasing her some 11 years ago. She had lived in this district all her life, and reared a large family comprising Alfred James, Viney, Oliver Garnet, Charles (the well-known Sackville cricketer), Carrington, Rachael, Arthur, and Sydney. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being laid to rest in the Sackville Church of England cemetery. Rev. Stanley Howard, M.A., officiated at the graveside, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hobbs, Martha
  • Hibbs, Martha
  • Higgs, Martha
  • Madha

Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia


18 October, 1926 (aged ~ 80)
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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