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Sarah Harrigan (1830–1923)

Mrs. Sarah Harrigan, a well known resident of the Temora district, has died at the age of 94 years. She was born at the Dog and Duck Inn, Sydney. After her marriage she came to live on the Bland, in the Young district when there was only one other white woman in the district, and the nearest town with the railway was Goulburn. She had never ridden in a train in her life, and during her last illness it was the only time that she had ever been attended by a doctor. She was the mother of fourteen children, seven of whom survive her.

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'Harrigan, Sarah (1830–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Warren, Sarah

26 April, 1830
Narellan, New South Wales, Australia


27 November, 1923 (aged 93)
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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