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Harriet Rebecca Fitzsimmons (1853–1936)

The death has occurred of Mrs. Harriet Rebecca Fitzsimmons, a former resident oí Lithgow, at the age of 83. She was born at Ophir in the early gold rush days. On one occasion, with her sister, Mrs. Kramer, licensee of a hotel at Mookerawa gold diggings, near Stuart Town, she was locked in a room while Ben Hall and his bushrangers robbed the till and consumed some refreshments. Six sons and three daughters survive, as well as 35 grandchildren and, 14 great-grandchildren.

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'Fitzsimmons, Harriet Rebecca (1853–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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Ophir, New South Wales, Australia


July, 1936 (aged ~ 83)
New South Wales, Australia