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Robertson, Mary Jane (1858–1936)

The death occured in Sydney recently of Mrs. Mary Jane Robertson, widow of the late Mr. James Robertson, public accountant. The late Mrs. Robertson was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Robert Steel, who was for 31 years minister of St. Stephen's Church, Phillip-street. She had lived in Sydney since she come to Australia with her parents 74 years ago. Her five surviving daughters are Mrs. Lewes, of Bowral; Mrs. Edgley, of Strathfield, Miss P. Robertson, of Burwood, Mrs. C. E. Walker, of Jersey (Channel Islands), and Mrs. Kilgour, of Surrey, England.

The funeral at the Rookwood Crematorium was conducted by her nephews, the Rev. T. Gordon Robertson, of Wollongong, and the Rev. Ernest Henderson, of Liverpool.

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'Robertson, Mary Jane (1858–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 31 March 2023.

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  • Steel, Mary Jane



24 May, 1936 (aged ~ 78)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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