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Martha Newland (1798–1870)

On Wednesday, the 13th, the flags in the township were hoisted half-mast high, in consequence of the announcement of the death of Mrs. Newland, relict of the late Rev. R. W. Newland, whose name will never be forgotten by the inhabitants of the South. Mrs. Newland was highly respected, and has lived over the age usually allotted to man—three score years and ten. She had been ailing for some time, and died about 7 o'clock on the morning of the 13th. She was buried on the afternoon of Good Friday. The funeral was attended by nearly all the inhabitants of Encounter Bay, and a great number from the surrounding district. Among those present we noticed the Revs. C. Hodge, pastor of the Newland Memorial Church, and J. Hotham (Congregationalists), the Rev. K. T. Howell, M.A. (Church of England), Mr. B. F. Laurie, S.M., and a number of other leading gentlemen of the neighbourhood. The cortege started from the residence of Mr. W. Newland, son of the deceased, Encounter Bay, and proceeded to the Newland Memorial Church, Port Victor, where a short service was conducted by the Revs. Hodge and Hotham. The body was then conveyed to the Cemetery, where the funeral rites were celebrated by the Rev. Mr. Hodge. Our readers will doubtless remember that the late Mr. Newland was buried in the Tabernacle Chapel, Encounter Bay. On the death of Mrs. Newland, Mr. Newland's remains were disinterred, and conveyed to the Cemetery previous to Mrs. Newland's funeral, and the both bodies were placed in the same grave.

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Alternative Names
  • Keeling, Martha

14 August, 1798
Hanley, Staffordshire, England


13 April, 1870 (aged 71)
Encounter Bay, South Australia, Australia

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