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Maurice Harnett (1834–1891)

Mr. Maurice Harnett, of Rosebrook, in the Cooma district, died after a brief illness last Saturday night, aged 58 years. He was interred in a private cemetery at Rosebrook on Monday. The Very Rev. Dean Slattery officiated. There was a large attendance of people from Sydney and other places. During a long residence in the Cooma district Mr. Harnett made a large circle of friends. He was born at Rose, county Limerick, Ireland, and arrived in this colony with his parents in 1833. His father settled at Rosebrook in 1840. The deceased was a nephew of the late Dr. Harnett, formerly colonial surgeon at Sydney, and brother of the present Sergeant-at-arms of the Legislative Assembly.

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Limerick, Ireland


3 January, 1891 (aged ~ 57)
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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