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Amelia Netterfield (1824–1913)

Mrs Amelia Netterfield, a very old and respected resident, died today in her 90th year (our Maryborough correspondent telegraphed yesterday). The deceased lady was born in County Longford, Ireland, and came out to her cousin, Dr. Forster, at Port Macquarie, in the early fifties, and married Mr. Richard Netterfield in Maryborough prior to the separation of Queensland from New South Wales. Mr. Netterfield was then joint owner with Mr. Perkins, of the Mundubbera sheep station in the Gayndah district. Mr. and Mrs. Netterfield sailed for Ireland in 1859, and remained there until 1878, returning to Queensland in that year. Mrs. Netterfield had been residing in Maryborough since then, but Mr. Nettterfield returned to Ireland six months later to look after some properties, and subsequently died there. Mrs. Netterfield leaves two sons, Richard Wetheron Netterfield and John Travis Netterfield. She was a cousin to Mr. Thomas Rutledge, of Carwoola station, New South Wales, and Lady Knox, wife of the late Sir Edward Knox, of Sydney, and was a sister of the late Mrs. Robert Travis and Mrs. Henry Palmer. Six sisters lived to ages ranging from 80 to 91 years.

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'Netterfield, Amelia (1824–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Longford, Ireland


10 April, 1913 (aged ~ 89)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

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