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Lydia Laura (Lily) Govett (1865–1909)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Many of those who joined the Waratah for London and Capetown booked their passages on board just before the vessel sailed and but little is known about them by the managing agents. Others, however, secured their berths several days in advance, and a few of them supplied their Sydney addresses. Among those who embarked at Sydney were: Mrs. Allen, of 95 Campbell-street, North Sydney, with her two children, bound for London. Mrs. Govett, a resident of Geelong, Vic., who for some time before sailing had been residing with Mrs. Orr at Macleay-street, Potts Point. She is bound for London. Mr. C. G. Sawyer, who while in Sydney stayed at the Australia Hotel. Miss Henderson, a maid in the service of Mrs. Smart, of the Hotel Australia, booked to London. Mr. J. M. S. Hunter, of Glasgow, who was returning to London from a visit to his son, interested in pastoral pursuits in this State. Mrs. Harvey, Master Harvey, and Miss Miller, bound for Capetown, and Mr. Wm. Cumming, bound for London, all booked through Cook's. Passengers who joined at Sydney at the last moment included Mr. and Mrs. Bowden and Mrs. and the Misses Bowden and Miss L. D. Schauman, all members of the same party.

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'Govett, Lydia Laura (Lily) (1865–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Teale, Lydia Laura

Heathcote, Victoria, Australia


1909 (aged ~ 44)
at sea

Cause of Death

shipping accident

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