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Shimmins, Amy M. (1857–1942)

The death occurred at her home, Mackenzie, New Town, on Friday last of Mrs. J. T. [Amy] Shimmins, at the age of 85 years. Mrs. Shimmins was the daughter of Mr. Andrew Galloway, one of the Tasmanian pioneers of the Bendigo gold rush. She remembered incidents connected with the women's prison hulk moored in New Town Bay. Martin Cash frequently visited her parents' home, and it was there the bushranger wrote his life story. During the past 20 years she gave the floral decorations for the New Town Congregational Church, with which her family has been connected for more than 100 years. She leaves a son, Mr. Athol Williams, and two daughters, Mrs. L J. Tilley (Sydney) and Mrs. M. M. Lawson. The interment took place at Cornelian Bay cemetery yesterday. The Rev. G. M. Scandrett conducted the service. Arrangements were carried out by Pierce J. Keating.

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  • Galloway, Amy M.

New Town, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


1 May, 1942 (aged ~ 85)
New Town, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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