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Margaret Roberts (1868–1934)

The death occurred on Wednesday of Mrs. Margaret Roberts, relict of the late John Joseph Roberts, who was Gulf Pastoral Inspector of the Bank of New South Wales for many years.

The late Mrs. Roberts, who was born at Sale, Victoria, came with her parents, also with Mr. and Mrs. S. Mathers, to Far North Queensland in early childhood. Deceased also spent some time at Darwin, in the Northern Territory, and eventually settled down in Normanton in the gold mining days of Croydon.

The late Mrs. Roberts was engaged in journalism at Normanton and was associated with her brother, Mr. Samuel Mathers, as joint owner and editor of "The Norman Chronicle."

In addition to her daughter and son-in-law at Innisfail, the late Mrs. Roberts leaves three grandchildren (Tom, Jack and Margaret) and many nephews and nieces to mourn a sad loss.

For the past five years deceased has been residing with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moore.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. The last sad rites at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. Father Downey. Wreaths and domes were placed on the grave by: — Loving daughter and son, Jack, Tom and Margaret; staff, Petty Sessions Office, Innisfail; Bid and Jo; Mrs. L. H. Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Aitkin; Mr. and Mrs. L. Martinuzzi; G. W. Hughes and family; Mr. and Mrs. Holiman; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McNamee.

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Alternative Names
  • Mathers, Margaret
  • Mather, Margaret

26 August, 1868
Sale, Victoria, Australia


28 November, 1934 (aged 66)
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia