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Ellen O'Callaghan (?–1909)

Early on Sunday morning there quietly passed away at Port Douglas Mrs. Ellen O'Callaghan, widow of the late Mr. Michael O'Callaghan, of Annakissia, Torpey's Cross, near Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland. The deceased lady had resided continuously in Port Douglas for the past thirty odd years, and was the fond and revered mother of Mr. Callaghan O' Callaghan, Irvinebank, Mr. John O' Callaghan, of H.M. Customs, Port Douglas, Mrs. A. J. Madden, of Cooktown, Mrs. J. A. Clarker, Sydney, Mrs. A. J. Smith. Normanton, and Miss Ellen O'Callaghan, Port Douglas, and aunt of Mr. William Walsh, Tambourine, and Messrs Callaghan and Michael Walsh of Cairns. An affectionate mother, a fond and loyal friend of everybody, a woman in the broadest sense of the term, respected by all who knew her, one of the mothers of Australian pioneers, and always foremost in good and charitable work, the deceased lady led a most exemplary life, and died surrounded by loving relatives and friends, being attended in her last moments by the Rev. Father Crotty, who also read the burial service over the grave when Mrs. O'Callaghan was laid to rest in the Port Douglas cemetery.

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14 March, 1909
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

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