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Gardner, Harriett (1827–1916)

Harriet Gardner, with her husband George, n.d.

Harriet Gardner, with her husband George, n.d.

photo supplied by Donald Kirkham

Death has removed another of the old pioneer residents of the district, in the person of Mrs Harriett Gardner of Redbournberry. The deceased lady, who had attained the ripe old age of 89 years, died on Sunday morning at her residence, Redbournberry, from senility and heart failure. Born in Hampshire, England, she arrived in Australia 66 years ago, and for the greater part of that time had lived in this district, her home for the past 14 years being at Redbournberry. Her husband predeceased her some six years ago. The old lady made many warm friends during her long residence here, and she was always held in the highest esteem and respect by all who were acquainted with her. There were eight children of the marriage, all surviving. They are Mrs C. Hill and Mrs H. Knight, Aberdeen; Mrs C. Rowland, "Glengarra," Muswellbrook; Mrs W. Parmeter, Sydney; Mrs W. Miller, Quirindi; Mr George Gardner, Camberwell; and Messrs Henry and Edwin Gardner, Singleton. The funeral took place at the Methodist Cemetery, Singleton, yesterday afternoon. The Rev. H. H. Nolan conducted the burial service, and there was a large attendance of relatives and friends to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of one of the fast disappearing pioneers of New South Wales.

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'Gardner, Harriett (1827–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gardner-harriett-15180/text26374, accessed 20 June 2021.

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Harriet Gardner, with her husband George, n.d.

Harriet Gardner, with her husband George, n.d.

photo supplied by Donald Kirkham

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1827
Tadley, Hampshire, England

Death

13 February 1916
Redbournberry, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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