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Martin Shanahan (?–1882)

Mr. Martin Shanahan, of Marnoo station, one of the oldest residents of the district, and owner of extensive landed estates died last night from apoplexy. Mr. Shanahan, who was over 70 years of age, visited the schoolroom on Sunday evening, and while conversing with an employee was seized with a fit. Dr Wolfenden was sent for, and arrived at half past two o'clock on Monday, in company with the Rev. Father O'Dwyer and Mr Gormley JP, but the old gentleman never recovered consciousness, and expired as stated. He had been at Marnoo about forty years. He leaves a widow and sons and daughters, who occupy high positions in this colony and New South Wales. Mr Shanahan was a self-made man, and attained great wealth, but retained his simple and unostentatious habits to the last, and was shrewd, straightforward, and economical in his dealings, though often lavishly generous in both public and private affairs claiming his sympathy. The interment will take place on Thursday afternoon, in the St Arnaud cemetery.

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12 June, 1882
St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia

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