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Rosanna (Rose) O'Sullivan (1862–1937)

Mrs. Rosanna O'Sullivan, wife of Mr. T. O'Sullivan. a former Justice of the Supreme Court, died at her residence, Udale, Archer Street, Toowong, yesterday afternoon.

Born in Sydney, she was the second daughter of the late Mr. L. T. Mellin, of the printing firm of F. Cunninghame and Co., Sydney. She was married at St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, in January, 1885, and had lived at Toowong since.

She accompanied her husband on trips to many parts of Australia, and also to England in 1914, when he appeared before the Privy Council as Attorney-General for Queensland. She was of great assistance to him in the performance of his duties and was, too, a keen home-lover. She had been a member of the Toowong branch of the Country Women's Association.

Her second son, Lieutenant Real O'Sullivan, was killed in the Great War, and she is survived by her husband and six children, Messrs. P. O'Sullivan (Toowong), V. P. O'Sullivan (Parlado), Dr. E. J. O'Sullivan (Milton), Mesdames E. V. Corlass (Toowong), V. O. Byrne (Cairns), and Miss Caroline O'Sullivan (Toowong).

The funeral will move from St. Ignatius's Church. Toowong, at 2 p.m. to-day, for the Toowong Cemetery

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'O'Sullivan, Rosanna (Rose) (1862–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 April 2024.

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  • Mellin, Rosanna

3 August, 1862
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia


27 December, 1937 (aged 75)
Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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