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Mary Louisa Farrar (1857–1929)

Mrs. Mary Louisa Farrar, wife of Mr. T. E. Farrar, a former Mayor of Auburn, died at Mittagong on Monday last.

Mrs. Farrar was born in Leeds. She came to Australia with her husband, who established a large tannery at Silverwater, Auburn, 44 years ago. At Auburn and, later, at Mittagong, where they went to live about 15 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Farrar took a keen interest in public affairs. Mrs. Farrar was associated with the establishment of the Auburn District Hospital, with various charitable organisations in Auburn and Mittagong, and with the Red Cross Society and the Mittagong Soldiers' Memorial committee. She was also connected with the work of St. Phillip's Church at Auburn, and St. Stephen's, Mittagong.

Mr. T. E. Farrar, four sons, and two daughters survive. The sons are Mr. R. A. Farrar, of San Francisco, Messrs. R. H. and E. A. Farrar, of Auburn, and Mr. R. T. Farrar, of Sydney.

The funeral took place at Mittagong yesterday.

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'Farrar, Mary Louisa (1857–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Reed, Mary Louisa

Kippax, West Yorkshire, England


16 December, 1929 (aged ~ 72)
Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

brain hemorrhage

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