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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.

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