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Mary Robina Macgregor (1886–1916)

Intense regret was felt on Friday last as it became known that early that morning Miss [Mary Robina] MacGregor had died at the hospital. She had not been in the best of health for some little time, but, characteristic of her usual energy, stuck to her work, putting in long hours endeavouring to cope with the extra quantity on hand. On Sunday morning of the 26th ultimo, Dr. Quirk was called in and he ordered her removed to the hospital, believing that she was suffering from appendicitis. An operation next day proved that his diagnosis had been correct. She progressed favorably till about the ninth day, when disquieting symptoms began to show. On the morning prior to her death an examination (not an operation) was made, she being placed under light anaesthetic for the purpose, but, we understand, no pronounced trouble was apparent. About 4 o’clock on Friday morning the matron of the hospital deemed it advisable to call the doctor, who lost no time in putting in appearance. Mrs MacGregor, who was staying in town was also sent for, and was present at the last moments of her dear daughter, who passed away most peacefully, in no pain and conscious almost to the last minute.

The deceased, who was 30 years of age was a girl of exceptionally good character. She started dress making at Mr. Maitland's store about ? years ago. After working there a few years she went to Sydney and put in two and a half years in the trade. Then she returned to Mr. Maitland's, some 4 years ago, and continued till fate bade her cease. Having an interest in the dressmaking department, she spared no effort to make it a success.

Her body was laid to rest in the Presbyterian portion of the local cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. S. R. W. Richardson officiating. A good gathering of people were assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one who truly merited it. We join in extending our sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.

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'Macgregor, Mary Robina (1886–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 May 2024.

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6 October, 1886
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia


8 December, 1916 (aged 30)
Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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