Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Michael Joseph Ryan (1854–1920)

Mr. Michael Ryan, an old and respected resident, passed away at his residence at Wellington last week. He had been confined to his bed for the past month, and though there had not been much chance of his recovery, he put up a great fight against the Grim Reaper. Deceased, who was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan, who at one time managed 'Gobolion' estate, was in his 65th year, 45 of these being spent in the Wellington district. He was an employee of the Railway Department, having charge of the railway gates at the Mudgee crossing for 25 years. He retired about six years ago and went to live in Wellington with his wife and family. The deceased was twice married, and is survived by his widow and grown up family of five sons and five daughters. His surviving brothers are Messrs. Patrick Ryan (Wellington) and W. Ryan (Mudgee).

Original publication

Citation details

'Ryan, Michael Joseph (1854–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]


13 September, 1854
Windeyer, New South Wales, Australia


6 August, 1920 (aged 65)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.