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Patrick Francis Kilderry (1827–1895)

We regret to announce the death of an old and worthy colonist—Mr. Patrick Kilderry, of Gumbowie. The deceased was a colonist of 47 years, having arrived with his parents in 1848. He went to the Victorian diggings in 1852. A few years later he with his father and brothers settled on the Light, near Marrabel. For some years he was farming a little further north, near Steelton. On the Areas opening up, Mr. Kilderry went further north, and has for some years been settled in his comfortable farm at Gumbowie. Latterly his health gave way, and on August 21 he died in the Burra Hospital of failure of the heart. Mr. Kilderry was highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. He leaves a widow and six children lamenting. The family are grown up, and some of them married. May he rest in peace.

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'Kilderry, Patrick Francis (1827–1895)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland


21 August, 1895 (aged ~ 68)
Ucolta, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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