Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Jenkin, Caroline (1838–1909)

Mrs. Jenkin, wife of Mr. Thomas Jenkin, of Wolfram-street, who has just died at, the age of 72, was one of the Barrier's pioneers. Mrs. Jenkin arrived in Broken Hill early in 1886. She arrived in Adelaide on May 1 1858, over 51 years ago. The ship she came in was the Storm Cloud (commanded by Captain Campbell). Dr. Davies, who afterwards settled at Clare, South Australia, was the ship's doctor. Mrs. Jenkin, with her husband, went from Port Adelaide to the Burra, which at that time was a busy mining centre, the Burra mine being in full swing. They remained there for 28 years. The deceased leaves a family of three sons (Messrs. Thomas and William Jenkin, Wolfram-street, and John Jenkin, Dubbo, and five daughters, Mesdames A. Albers, W. J. Richards, F. White, P. Hay, all of this city, and Mrs. John Simons, Alberton, South Australia). There are also 20 grand-children. The funeral of deceased took place on Thursday afternoon, when a large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place at the Broken Hill General Cemetery. The Rev. A. W. Wellington officiated at the grave. The coffin was covered with wreaths, sent by sympathisers from Adelaide and other places.

Original publication

Additional Resources

Citation details

'Jenkin, Caroline (1838–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jenkin-caroline-14631/text25760, accessed 19 January 2022.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2022