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Annie Mary Mellin (1835–1891)

On Sunday night last at half-past nine o'clock Mrs. Mellin, wife of Mr. L. T. Mellin, publisher, died at her residence, Kensington-street, Summer hill, surrounded by her family and a number of friends, and consoled by all the spiritual rites of Holy Church, administered by the Rev. Father Long, of Petersham. The deceased lady was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. F. Cunninghame, who was one of the pioneers of the Australian press, being proprietor of the People's Advocate, a Liberal organ published in Sydney 40 years ago. Mr. Cunninghame with his son-in-law, Mr. Mellin, afterwards founded the well-known publishing establishment in Pitt-street. The deceased lady was 56 years of age, and will long be remembered by her many friends for her acts of benevolence, her cheerful disposition and her gracious hospitality. Her only sorrow was traceable to her sympathy for the cares and troubles of others. She leaves a sorrowing husband and six daughters, two of whom are married, the eldest to Mr. Neidthart, of the Medical Hall, Hong Kong, and the second to Mr. T. O'Sullivan, solicitor, of Brisbane. The funeral took place at Rookwood on Tuesday morning at 9.30, when the burial service was read by the Rev. Fr. O'Reilly, assisted by the Rev. Fr. Long.

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  • Cunninghame, Annie Mary

7 August, 1835
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


27 December, 1891 (aged 56)
Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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