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Jane Morton (1838–1919)

from Muswellbrook Chronicle

Jane Morton, by Richards &​ Co, c.1895

Jane Morton, by Richards &​ Co, c.1895

Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 41302

One of the oldest residents of Shoalhaven, Mrs. Jane Morton, died at her residence, Bomaderry, on Tuesday morning. She was 81 years of age.

Mrs. Morton was the mother of Mr. P. H. Morton, who for ten years represented Shoalhaven in the Legislative Assembly; Mr. Mark Morton the present member for Allowrie, Mr. H. D. Morton, who is the representative in Parliament of the Macleay, and. Mr. 0. G. Morton, Shire Engineer, Muswellbrook.

Born in County Durham, England, Mrs. Morton came to Australia when a girl. She was the widow of the late Henry Gordon Morton, who was in charge of the Berry Estates, Shoalhaven.

Keenly interested in public affairs, Mrs. Morton was a prominent figure in political matters, and in the Shoalhaven district exercised a large amount of influence. Up till the inauguration of the Commonwealth she was a persistent worker in freetrade interests, and the Liberal and Nationalist Parties were also strongly supported by her. She was widely known for her charitable work.

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Jane Morton, by Richards &​ Co, c.1895

Jane Morton, by Richards &​ Co, c.1895

Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 41302

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Alternative Names
  • Fairles, Jane

26 March, 1838
South Shields, Durham, England


1 December, 1919 (aged 81)
Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

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