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Bernard Gaffney (1833–1924)

from Sydney Morning Herald

A well known figure in Market-street, city, Mr. Benjamin [Bernard] Gaffney, passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Mr. Gaffney was a native of Ireland, and arrived in Sydney on June 20, 1853, joining his uncle, the late Mr. P. Freehill, in his bakery, which was in George street North. Not long afterwards Mr. Gaffney started in business for himself as a baker in what was then known as Parramatta-street, the name being afterwards changed to George street West. From thence he removed to Market-street, where he was well known for many years, his shop being near the stage entrance of Her Majesty's Theatre. He leaves a son and five daughters, 15 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

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'Gaffney, Bernard (1833–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gaffney-bernard-16928/text28814, accessed 26 February 2024.

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Birth

1833
Ballyconnell, Cavan, Ireland

Death

31 October, 1924 (aged ~ 91)

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